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AFTER NIGHT TWO, DAVEY HESKIN AND SAMMY SWINDELL

TIED FOR LEAD IN THE COX DESIGN IOWA SPEED WEEK POINTS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 1, 2014) - With his win in the second preliminary main of the Arnold Motor Supply 360-cubic-inch Knoxville Nationals on Friday at Knoxville Raceway, two-time ?Mr. Sprint Car? Sammy Swindell of Tennessee has joined Davey Heskin of Minnesota as the early leaders of the 2014 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week point standings. Night number three is Saturday, August 2, with the finale of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals, plus a points-paying feature for the winged 305-cubic-inch sprint cars. The ?360? Nationals are sanctioned by the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS).

The unofficial top sixteen in the 2014 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after two nights is as follows: 1., Davey Heskin, Sammy Swindell, 50 points (tied); 3., Jason Johnson, Mark Dobmeier, 49 points (tied); 5., Brian Brown, Tony Bruce, Jr., 48 points (tied); 7., Joe Beaver, Ian Madsen, 47 points (tied); 9., Lee Grosz, Bronson Maeschen, 46 points (tied); 11., Casey Friedrichsen, Terry McCarl, 45 points (tied); 13., Jamie Ball, Wayne Johnson, 44 points (tied); 15., Kevin Swindell, Dusty Zomer, 43 points (tied).

The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week includes ten points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, July 31 - August 9, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett ?Mr. Sprint Car? titlist. Past ?Mr. Sprint Car? titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ?04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ?08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, Sammy Swindell (2010, ?11) of Tennessee, Kyle Larson (2012) of California, and Kevin Swindell (2013) of Tennessee.

 

 

Renegade Sprints to Debut at Atomic Speedway on Aug. 23

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Aug. 1, 2014) - The newly formed Renegade Sprints is excited to announce its first-ever race.

Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will host the 410ci sprint car series on Saturday, Aug. 23, during the Freedom 40. The winner's share has also been increased to $5,000.

The Renegade Sprints will return to Atomic Speedway on Oct. 24-25 for the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships. Following a practice night on Oct. 23, the sprints will compete on Oct. 24 with qualifying, heat races and a dash for cash. Main events will be held on the final evening, which is capped by a big-paying feature.

"Not only are we proud to announce our first dates, we're ecstatic that the Open Wheel Championships pays $15,000 to the winner," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "We're working on additional dates this season, but I want to thank Atomic Speedway for giving us this first opportunity."

As a bonus, the winner of the Renegade Sprints inaugural event on Aug. 23 will be granted a provisional into the Open Wheel Championships main event on Oct. 25.

Additionally, Helms said Tim Shaffer, Greg Wilson, Chad Kemenah, Dean Jacobs, Randy Hannagan, Andrew Palker, Lee Jacobs, Travis Philo, Caleb Helms, Cole Duncan, Bryan Sebetto, Danny Holtgraver, Rob Chaney and Danny Smith have signed on to compete with the series.

"We have a great list of drivers who want to be a part of the Renegade Sprints," Shane Helms said. "This series continues to grow every day."

NEXT EVENT -

Aug. 23 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

E-mail: RenegadeSprints@yahoo.com

RENEGADE SPRINTS -

The Renegade Sprints is a new 410ci sprint car series with approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

 

 

Atomic Speedway’s Freedom 40 now paying $5000 to win and is to be the Inaugural Event for The Renegade Sprint Car Series

Saturday night Aug. 23rd not only marks the one year anniversary of Brad McCown as the new owner of The Atomic Speedway, it is now also the inaugural event for the new Renegade Sprint Car series. To sweeten the night for this iconic event the winners share of the purse has been raised to $5000, plus as a added bonus the winner will receive a provisional into the Open Wheel Championships in October which will pay a whopping $15,000 to win and will also be the season finale for the Renegade Sprints. The Renegade Sprints is a new regional series that has been the buzz of the Sprint Car world the past few weeks. However, it is quickly picking up speed with veteran drivers like Danny Smith, Tim Schaeffer, Randy Hannagin, Greg Wilson, Chad Kemenah, Lee and Dean Jacobs and Rob Chaney along with young guns Andrew Palker, Travis Philo, Danny Holtgraver, Caleb Helms and Bryan Sebetto along with many of your favorite local racers will surely make a great show at every Renegade event. Atomic Speedway is excited to be both the inaugural and finale events for the new Renegade Sprint Car series in 2014. The series will end their inaugural season at The Atomic with the 3 day Open Wheel Championship October 23-25 with Saturday night’s main event paying $15,000 to the winner of the Renegade feature. We are continuing to work out details for both of these action filled events as The Atomic is become known as the home of Sprint Car racing in Southern Ohio. Sponsorship packages are still available with both the track and series. So for a full night of racing action including Renegade Sprints, Advanced Services Modifieds, Racers Edge Supplements Street Stocks and C&M Racing Equipment Sport Mods and as our special guest, Miss Holly Miller and friends will be starting the night by singing our National Anthem. Come see us Saturday night August 23rd at 2535 Blain Highway Waverly Ohio, or follow us on FaceBook, Twitter or AtomicSpeedway.net. Pit Gates open at 2pm General Admission at 4pm Hot laps at 6pm Racing at 7:00

 

Kids Box Car Racing at SSP on Saturday Night, August 2

Racing Continues at Outback Track on Friday Night;

Next Wednesday Night Test & Tune on August 6

Newberrytown, PA (July 30, 2014) � An exciting night of racing action is on tap for the �Big Track� next Saturday night, August 2, with the annual Kid�s Box Car Racing. Racing action will include the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks, Road Warriors/Mini Vans and the PA Sprint Series. Pr izes will be available for all entrants in the Kid�s Box Car Races. All children ages 10 and under are encouraged to decorate their boxes and compete in the races. A box car is a racecar made out of a box (with their arms, legs and head sticking out). Two family members or friends are needed for the pit crew. This will be a two-(2) lap race (on the frontstretch) with a pit stop. The pit stop will include taking off and putting shoes back on both feet for tire changes, washing the face to clean windshield and drinking a drink for fuel. A brochure for the Kid�s Box car race can be downloaded at www.sspracing.net.

On Saturday, t he pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:00 p.m. Track Prep laps begin at 6:30 p.m. with qualifying races at 7:00 p.m. followed by consolation races and feature events.

General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $14.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $12.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $25.00 with a reduced price of $22.00 for all pit competitor license holders. The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 12 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 12 to 14 .

On Friday night, August 1, the fifth round of the Summer Shoot-Out Series will be held at the SSP Outback Track for quarter midgets, karts and Adult Speedcars. The pit gates will open 5:45 p.m. with a driver�s meeting at 7:20 p.m. Open practice begins at 7:00 p.m. and racing action begins at 7:30 p.m. T he entry fees for each class will be $20.00 per entry for drivers with the seasonal (Spring/Summer) license. Pit pass fees for the driver are included in the entry fee. Non-license driver�s entry fees will be $25.00. Participants may enter more than one class on a raceday ($12.00 for each additional class). Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each class regardless of class entry count. No participants will be denied racing as SSP will make every effort to define a class for all drivers who wish to compete.

Pit pass prices for non-drivers at the Outback Track will be $8.00 for everyone ages 18 & older; Teens & Children ages 11 � 17 are $5.00; Children 10 years of age and under are $3.00. Ages 2 & under are admitted free.

The next Wednesday Night Test & Tune for any type of racecar will be on Wednesday, August 6. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $12.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($32.00 per car & driver combination). Each session will be 4-6 laps per session depending on car count. The grandstands are open free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 4/6 laps each or more if time permits. The fuel pumps from Miller�s Racing Parts will not be open. Anyone needing fuel should contact Miller�s Racing Parts directly at 717-766-0181. The main concession stand will be open throughout the night.

Also on Wednesday night, there will an open practice session for quarter midgets, karts and Adult Speedcars at the Outback Track from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. under the lights. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with open practice from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost will be $20.00 per driver with no charge for anyone else entering the grandstand and �cold pit� areas. All Outback Track participants should enter the pits from the Kise Mill Road entrance behind turn 2 of the �Big Track.�

Last Saturday night, Manchester�s Randy Christine Jr. picked up his fourth victory of the season and second in a row by winning the 25-lap Late Model feature at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday Night at the Silver Spring Speedway Racer Reunion Night. Chris Derr of Donaldson found his way to victory lane after winning his third Street Stock 20-lapper of the season. Johnny Palm of Ellitottsburg claimed the Xtreme Stock Car 20-lap feature as York�s Ricky Weaver took the checkers in the Road Warrior feature. New Oxford�s Roy Denike won his first Mini Van feature of the season as Michael Gebhart was the Jr. Road Warrior winner. York�s Lucas Montgomery won the 20-lap Legends Cars feature. Santa Claus also made his summertime SSP visit for Christmas in July,

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the �Big Track� and the �Outback Track.�

Friday, August 1, 2014

SSP Outback Track Time Schedule � Summer Series

(Subject to Change)

5:45 p.m. Pit Gates Open (no general admission)

7:00 p.m. Driver�s Draw for Position Ends (all entries after 7 p.m. will start at rear

of qualifying event).

7:00 p.m. � 7:20 p.m. Practice Begins

7:20 p.m. Driver�s Meeting (Parents welcome to attend as well).

7:30.p.m. Racing Begins ( Heats & Features)

Class Rotation: To Be Announced at the Driver�s Meeting

Saturday, August 2, 2014

SSP Big Track Time Schedule (Subject to Change)

Kid�s Box car Racing

4:30 p.m. Pit Gates Open: Pit Passes: Non members - $25.00; Members - $22.00.

5:00 p.m. Grandstands Gates Open: General admission: Adults (18 & older) - $14.00; Seniors (60 &

older) & Young Adults (11-17) - $12.00; Children (10 & under) - Free

6:10 p.m. Sprint Cars Heat in Motors

6:30 p.m. Track Preparation Laps Begin (Pit Area)

Rotation: Street Stocks (Infield)

Late Models (Front Pit)

PA Sprint Series (Outside Turn 2)

7:00 p.m. Welcome, Invocation and National Anthem

Street Stocks Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

Late Models Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

PA Sprint Series Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

Road Warriors Qualifying Heat Races (4 laps)

Xtreme Stock Cars Qualifying Heat Races (6 laps)

Consolation Races (same order as Heats) � if necessary

Mini Vans / Jr. Road Warriors Feature (12 laps)

Kid�s Box Car Racing - frontstretch

Late Models Feature (25 laps)

Street Stocks Feature (20 laps)

PA Sprint Series Feature (20 laps)

Road Warriors Feature (15 laps)

Xtreme Stock Cars Feature (20 laps)

· Top 3 finishers from each heat and top 5 finishers from the feature to the scales/tech in the infield.

· Top Three Finishers are Required to be in Victory Lane after Every Feature - $200.00 Fine for Failure to Report.

 

 

Davey Heskin Wins Night #1

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - August 1, 2014

After several small rain delays, the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals kicked off Thursday night with Davey Heskin taking his first 360cid Sprint Car victory at the Knoxville Raceway over the hard charging Jason Johnson.

"It was a fast track tonight, we were just balls to the wall out there," said a nearly breathless Davey Heskin in Victory Lane. "We've had a mediocre season so far. I feel like so to park it here...even on a prelim night...it's really special."

Jumping to the lead on the start, Heskin found the tail of the field on Lap 8.

Moving to second on Lap 6, traffic allowed Jason Johnson to close the gap on Heskin. Traffic would play into the hands of the Minnesota veteran, as all roads to the No. 56 were blocked before the caution waved on Lap 11 for the stalled No. 29 of Russ Hall

Having to play out the restart twice due to debris, Johnson stayed close to challenge for the lead but would slowly watch the Deluxe Crates No. 56 begin to pull away.

Working again amongst the back markers in the closing laps, Jason Johnson would seize the opportunity to strike. Taking the white flag, the Stenhouse, Jr. Racing / Curb Agajanian Performance Group No. 41 made the bid for the lead, but would come up short as Davey Heskin grabbed the win.

"I needed lapped traffic for sure," commented second finishing Jason Johnson. "He left the door open for me on the white flag lap; but the driver missed the line."

Tony Bruce, Jr. rebounded to finish third after a test run this past Saturday night that resulted in a fifteenth place finish. Current Knoxville Raceway 360cid Sprint Car point's leader, Joe Beaver, finished fourth from eighth with Lee Grosz crossing fifth.

Casey Friedrichsen stated on the pole but slipped to finish sixth. Jamie Ball came from tenth to seventh with Kevin Swindell from twelfth to eighth. Brady Bacon crossed ninth with Dustin Selvage from nineteenth to finish tenth as the night's Hard Charger.

Thursday night's opener had 47 drivers draw in. Five Heat Races saw Kevin Swindell, Randi Miller, Jason Johnson, Cole Wood, and Ryan Roberts earning wins. The night's C-Main was scrapped and remaining drivers moved to the B-Main with Nate Van Haaften winning.

Qualifying saw Joe Beaver fastest at 15.906 seconds. Beaver also emerged as the top point getter with 491 points. He was followed by Bruce (476), Johnson (474), Heskin (471) and Grosz (467).

Night two of the 24th Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals begins at 7:15 P.M. (CST) with Qualifying on Friday, August 1. For continued updates and results from the Arnold Motor Supply log onto ascsracing.com and knoxvilleraceway.com

Points after night 1

1.53, Joe Beaver - 491

2.18, Tony Bruce Jr. - 476

3.41, Jason Johnson - 474

4.56, Davey Heskin - 471

5.4J, Lee Grosz - 467

6.20, Casey Friedrichsen - 459

7.28, Jonathan Cornell - 454

8.5J, Jamie Ball - 451

9.71, Kevin Swindell - 446

10.10V, Calvin Landis - 446

11.99, Brady Bacon - 445

12.1m, Danny Lasoski - 443

13.3, Nate Van Haaften - 440

14.22H, Randy Hannagan - 438

15.1J, Danny Jennings - 431

16.18R, Ryan Roberts - 428

17.14R, Any Gregg - 422

18.95, Matt Covington - 422

19.17wx, Cole Wood - 416

20.90, Randi Miller - 414

21.7K, Dustin Selvage - 409

22.10H, Danny Holtgraver - 407

23.29, Russ Hall - 406

24.3P, Sawyer Phillips - 400

25.35L, Cody Ledger - 392

26.44, Chris Martin - 385

27.27, Carson McCarl - 384

28.9JR, Derek Hagar - 383

29.1, Justin Henderson - 381

30.05, Brad Loyet - 359

31.2m, Matt Moro - 358

32.33, Alan Zoutte - 356

33.09, Matt Juhl - 350

34.3H, Brandon Hanks - 350

35.45x, Johnny Herrera - 345

36.33v, Mike Van Haaften - 339

37.23KS, Steve Block - 336

38.47, Brant O'Banion - 336

39.47AU, Trevor Reynolds - 327

40.27B, Patrick Bourke - 325

41.9x, Jared Goerges - 313

42.4x, Shawn Petersen - 312

43.83, Dave Getchell - 312

44.12m, James Mosher - 301

45.21R, Ryan Kitchen - 280

46.87, Aaron Reutzel - 273

47.2K, Kevin Ingle - 269

For tickets or more information visit knoxvilleraceway.com or call 641-842-5431.

 

 

‘Classic Moments’ Countdown: #30 The Big One – 1999 Budweiser International Classic 200

OSWEGO, NY (August 1, 2014) – As the countdown officially begins toward the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, August 31, we look back at the Top30 moments in International Classic history, with the assistance of George Caruso’s ’50 Most Memorable Moments of the International Classic.’

With 30 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown begins with No. 30, the ‘Big One’ during the running of the 1999 Budweiser International Classic.

For years track officials feared a large scale accident in the early laps of the 200-lap Classic, when all 34 cars are filled to near capacity with methanol. Unfortunately on lap 17 of the 1999 International Classic, trouble struck.

Driving the Lichty Racing No. 94, Dave McKnight blew an engine heading into the third corner, spinning in his own oil. In the blink of an eye, several others cars began to spin toward the scene, and fears worsened as three cars began to flip simultaneously.

Danny Soule, Dave Shullick Sr., and Tim Snyder would all end up laying to rest in a tight pile, with Soule and Snyder back on their wheels. However, Shullick’s machine was on its side, wedged against the outside retaining wall with a ruptured fuel cell.

Tensions climbed even higher as Shullick’s ruptured fuel cell led to a raging inferno between the three crippled race cars.

Snyder and Soule were able to climb from their racers immediately, but Shullick was stuck inside his burning machine while hanging upside down. In what seemed like an eternity, Shullick was finally able to push himself back in his seat to release the pressure on his belts, and pop them loose.

From there, Shullick was able to scramble to safety with the aid of the always prepared and ready Oswego Speedway safety crew. With all drivers to safety, the intense blaze took some fifteen minutes to fully extinguish, leading to a lengthy delay in the race as the safety crew’s extinguishers had to be re-charged.

All three drivers involved in the scary incident were free from injury, although Shullick was somewhat distraught as his sunglasses had been lost in the melee.

Once the race went back to green Greg Furlong was the driver on the move, driving past Mike Muldoon and taking advantage of Jeff West to grab the lead after he was involved in a jingle going through lap traffic.

Furlong would go on to defeat Muldoon for his first Classic win, despite Muldoon making a pit stop at lap 168 for a new right rear tire.

Earlier in the week Muldoon was quoted as saying that he could beat any graduating Limited Supermodified driver, such as Furlong, in the Classic with only three wheels.

In victory lane Furlong rebutted the quote by saying, “Muldoon used five wheels today in the Classic, and he still couldn’t beat me!”

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Speedway’s box office today at (315) 342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

 

 

Dont Miss LIVE VIDEO as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Invade I-55 for the Ironman 55!

WATCH LIVE AT DIRTVISION.COM. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars are back in action this weekend in Pevely, MO for the Ironman 55 as they continue their grueling summer schedule in the Midwest. We will have live coverage of Friday nights Monroe Shocks and Struts Prelude to the Ironman and Saturday nights Federated Auto Parts Batteries Ironman 55 presented by Walker. If you�re unable to make it out to Pevely to the high-banked third mile, DIRTVision.com will bring fans the opportunity to see it all unfold from home, at a fraction of the cost.

Watch all the action from both nights at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for just $39.99, that�s less than the cost of a pair of tickets to the track, and your whole family can enjoy the coverage! Not only will you get to see the World of Outlaws STP Sprint cars, you�ll also have full coverage of the UMP Sportsman division on Friday and the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds presented by Summit Distributing/Coors Light on Saturday!

Racing is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. EST on Friday and Saturday with hot laps, and DIRTVision will be on air at that time. By purchasing the coverage from Pevely, you will have the access to come back and watch the archives at DIRTVision.com.

 

 

STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ Ironman 55 Next Challenge for Tony Stewart Racing Tandem

INDIANAPOLIS (July 31, 2014) – Surviving a season on the road with the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series may rival competing in an IronMan event. The drivers of the 1300 lb. 900+ horsepower machines aren’t required to bike, swim and run to reach the finish line, but they may feel like after competing 92 nights at dirt tracks of varying sizes all across the United States and five times in Canada. Two of those nights are part of this weekend’s Ironman 55 event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri.

Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) will have two teams in the Ironman 55 field that not only have survived many seasons on the road with the Outlaws, but in most years have set the standard. TSR’s Steve Kinser, a 20-time WoO champion, is in the midst of his final full year chasing a WoO title behind the wheel of the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim. The season is being dubbed as the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour.” And TSR’s Donny Schatz leads the series into the Ironman 55 as the championship leader and winner of the last three WoO races aboard the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J.

This weekend’s event, which includes a complete program Friday highlighted by a 30-lap A-Feature and Saturday’s show that culminates with a 55-lap A-Feature, will be Kinser’s final appearance in the “Show Me State” as a full-time Outlaw. “The King of the Outlaws” is looking to pick up his first Ironman trophy. The winner of 577 career WoO A-Features has won five times at the high-banked 1/3-mile dirt oval during his career with his first win at the track came in 1987 and his most recent triumph coming in April 2003. Kinser has 29 top-10s in his 39 career starts there. In the last five Ironman 55 events, Kinser has had mixed results, finishing 11th in 2009, sixth in 2010, eighth in 2011, 11th in 2012 and ninth last season.

Schatz heads to St. Louis as the hottest driver on tour following his three-race sweep of the eastern Canada tour. He won for the first time at Autodromme Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, and then made it two-in-row at both Cornwall (Ontario) Motor Speedway and Ohsweken (Ontario) Speedway Tuesday. The five-time champion leads the series with 12 A-Feature victories and now has 158 career WoO A-Feature triumphs. Only one of those wins came at I-55. That triumph was back in April 2006, but the Fargo, N.D. driver has been the model of consistency finishing inside the top-10 every race since that victory. He’s finished second in the previous two Ironman 55’s and came home third earlier this season.

With Tuesday’s event at Ohsweken in the books, 57 of the scheduled 92 nights of racing have been completed. Schatz leads the series championship with 8,065 points and has a 106-point advantage over Daryn Pittman. Schatz leads the series with 12 wins, 38 top-five finishes and 51 top-10s. Kinser currently ranks eighth and has posted one victory, eight top-five and 28 top-10 finishes.

Both nights at I-55, the pit gates and the grandstands will open at 3 p.m. CDT. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For more details, contact I-55 Raceway by calling (636) 479-3219 or visit the track’s official Web site at www.I55raceway.com .

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s events can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including live results from the track.

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

The Ironman 55 is one of the longest races of the season. It’s the final weekend before your focus turns to the Knoxville Nationals and the annual western swing. What are your goals for the weekend and what would a win in the Ironman 55 do for your team?

“Any time you can win it’s good for the team. We came into this season wanting to be in contention for a lot of wins. We’ve had some good nights, but haven’t been battling for wins as often as we hoped. This is the time of the season when you want to be at your best. Like I said, we’ve had some good runs here and there, but not the consistency. We’re coming off three races in Canada where we qualified better, but weren’t able to move forward in the feature. The week before we had a couple of chances to start close to the front and couldn’t take advantage. We feel like we’re closer, but we’re still working at it. The Bad Boy Buggies team (Scott Gerkin, Gary DuBois and Mark Angerett, Jr.) has continued to dig deep and try to get me the best car they can each night. A good weekend at I-55 would be a great way to head into the Nationals. Momentum is such a big thing and if you can get it going on your side, you want to ride it as long as you can.”

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR/STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J:

Heading into last week’s three-race run through eastern Canada you talked about how winning was the number one priority. You accomplished that mission by winning all races and now it’s onto I-55 where you’ve been close the last few years. How important is it for you to keep your streak going as you look ahead to August?

“We’re not worried about the streak. It’s the next race that is most important. We’re going to I-55 looking to win Friday night. The STP guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, and Eric Prutzman) have found something with this car, and we’re getting better every night. We learned a lot in Canada and we’re simply trying to build on that each night. We’ve been pretty good at I-55 the last few years, but just haven’t been good enough. Our qualifying program has been really good as of late and what’ve done at the end of the night has been pretty good as well. We’re focused on winning. We’ve got to go out Friday and do every right to end up on top. Saturday it starts all over.”

About Armored AutoGroup

Armored AutoGroup Inc., headquartered in Danbury, Conn., is primarily comprised of the Armor All®, STP® and Tuff Stuff® brands. The current Armor All product line of protectants, wipes, tire and wheel care products, glass cleaners, leather care products and car washes are designed to clean, shine and protect interior and exterior automobile surfaces. The STP product line of fuel and oil additives, functional fluids and automotive appearance products have a broad customer base ranging from professional racers to car enthusiasts and "Do-it-Yourselfers". Tuff Stuff cleaning products are formulated to tackle the toughest jobs.

Armored AutoGroup has a diversified geographic footprint with direct operations in the United States, Canada, Australia and the U.K. and distributor relationships in approximately 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.armorall.com and www.stp.com.

About Bad Boy Buggies

Bad Boy Buggies is a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles. Bad Boy Buggies pioneered the category of electrically powered 4x4 vehicles, ideal for hunting and outdoor recreation due to their silent, odorless operation and environmentally friendly, emissions-free drivetrains.

Today, the Bad Boy Buggies product line ranges from four-wheel-drive electric hunting machines such as the Recoil, a fully electric, 4WD vehicle with an innovative, highly efficient 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, to the Work Series of diesel and gas-powered utility vehicles, including the Bad Boy Buggies XD, a versatile 4WD, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds. In 2010, the Bad Boy Buggies brand and product line were acquired by E-Z-GO, a business unit of Textron Inc.

For more information, please visit www.badboybuggies.com.

 

 

AFTER NIGHT ONE, DAVEY HESKIN LEADS IN THE

COX DESIGN IOWA SPEED WEEK POINTS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 31, 2014) - With his win in the preliminary main on the opening night of the Arnold Motor Supply 360-cubic-inch Knoxville Nationals on Thursday at Knoxville Raceway, Davey Heskin of Minnesota is the early leader in the 2014 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week point standings. Night number two is Friday, August 1, with the second preliminary main of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals. The ‘360’ Nationals are sanctioned by the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS).

The unofficial top sixteen in the 2014 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after one night is as follows: 1., Davey Heskin, 50 points; 2., Jason Johnson, 49 points; 3., Tony Bruce, Jr., 48 points; 4., Joe Beaver, 47 points; 5., Lee Grosz, 46 points; 6., Casey Friedrichsen, 45 points; 7., Jamie Ball, 44 points; 8., Kevin Swindell, 43 points., 9., Brady Bacon, 42 points, 10., Dustin Selvage, 41 points, 11., Jonathan Cornell, 40 points, 12., Danny Jennings, 39 points, 13., Ryan Roberts, 38 points, 14., Andy Gregg, 37 points, 15., Cole Wood, 36 points, 16., Matt Covington, 35 points.

The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week includes ten points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, July 31 - August 9, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist. Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, Sammy Swindell (2010, ‘11) of Tennessee, Kyle Larson (2012) of California, and Kevin Swindell (2013) of Tennessee.

 

 

August Racing to Heat up Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The season may be drawing to a close in August, but the next few weeks will be the height of the schedule at the Playground of Power.

Jamie Lomax and Jacob Poel are sitting atop the National UMP Modified standings and they will be battling for the right to be at the top in action this Saturday at Plymouth Speedway. The pair are only separated by a few points in the standings. Jamie Lomax has won the last four races at Plymouth Speedway in the Swan Lake Resorts UMP Modifieds Division. Can Jacob Poel upset Lomax’s winning streak at Lomax’s home track and move up the national standings?

The race begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday with the Thunder Stocks, Super Streets and Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints also running on the fastest dirt track in Northern Indiana.

Drivers in the UMP Dirt Super Late Models are coming to Plymouth Speedway for the only time this year on Saturday, Aug. 9 and NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be racing in the Bob Newton Hoosier Tire Classic on Aug. 16. Tickets for the Bob Newton Hoosier Tire Classic are now available online at www.plymouthspeedway.net. Stewart is making a comeback after suffering a serious leg injury in Sprint car last year and is looking confident to take on the field at Plymouth Speedway. Will he get back into a groove with a win at the Playground of Power?

The season championships are set for Aug. 23.

Come along for the ride!

 

 

Scotty Thiel – IRA Northern Swing Notations

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Race Stats · Races: 22 · Wins: 1 · Top 5: 7 · Top 10: 12

7/31/2014

Scotty Thiel – IRA Northern Swing Notations

Three nights of IRA 410 Sprint Car action took place this past weekend in the north woods of Wisconsin. Night number one started in Antigo, WI at the big half mile of Langlade County Speedway followed by ABC Raceway in Ashland, WI and rounded out at Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls, WI. After 410 engine issues taunted the STM team once again, they were forced to pull down the back up 360 car and compete with the 410’s all weekend long.

Night number one was a set back as the team attempted to qualify the 410 but Scotty pulled off after the engine struggled to run. They rushed to get the ASCS 360 car down and ready for heat race action. Scotty tagged the rear of the heat race and was able to get a good start. He charged into the fifth place transfer spot in the first turn after starting in the eighth position. Being down horsepower the big half mile was a disadvantage and lost the transfer spot a few laps later. After eight laps of green flag action, Scotty finished sixth and would have to run the B main event.

Since Thiel did not have a recorded qualifying lap, he had to tag the rear of the B-main as well. Once the green flag flew, there was no stopping Scotty as he charge the high side again and shot into the third position going down the back stretch. This time, he maintained his ground and slowly pulled the leaders in. He fell short of making any more passes but transferred into the nights 20 lap A-main event. The track did not change much and still had a lot of moisture left when the field pulled onto the track for the main event. Scotty would start in the 20th position and after taking the green flag he did not waste any time to move forward. He charged the top side of the track going into turn one and passed several cars before going down the back stretch. In just three laps he moved up nine spots. A yellow came out a few laps later which set Thiel up for a better run since the field would be bunched back up. Taking the green flag the field stormed back into turns one and two. Scotty changed his line and went low and managed to pass several more cars before going down the back stretch. He battled for the eighth spot for the next few laps before another caution came out on lap 16. After going back to green flag action, Scotty used the low line but hit a huge rut which upset the car tremendously and sent him back to the 11th spot. Luckily, the car was still in one piece but the lost ground could not be gained back with only three laps to go. After 20 laps of racing action, Scotty crossed the line in the 11th position.

“I knew we were going to be down on power all night with the 360 and especially noticed here with a tacky half mile. I was surprised we moved up as fast as we did. Knowing we were passing for sixth before I go into that rut in turn one was pretty exciting but disappointing that we ended up back in 11th. Solid night for what we had to work with. Hopefully we can do better tomorrow at ABC Raceway” Scotty stated after the night.

Saturday night brought the team 165 miles north to Ashland, WI and ABC Raceway. A hot and sunny day made for the track conditions to be pretty dry which helped out Thiel being in the 360 car. After being towards the end of the qualifying order he managed to still set a time that was good enough for the 12th quickest car out of the 26 car field. That set him to start in the third spot for the ten lap heat race event. After going green, Scotty tried to make the top side of the track work but lost a few spots and moved down to the bottom. Not much action took place and he ended up in the fifth spot after ten laps of racing action. That finish was still good enough to transfer him into the A-main event. With the invert, Scotty managed to start the A-main in the eighth starting position. A few sprinkles of rain came across the track during the entire 30 lap A-main event. It did not make the track that slick and actually helped create a little bit of moisture for the cars to grab as the race went on. Once the field went green flag racing, Scotty moved up towards the top side of the track and maintained his position. A caution first came out with only six laps to go. Scotty was in the sixth position at that point in time. After going back to racing action, he moved down low in turn one but got into a slick spot and lost several positions going into turn three. The leader made contact with a car and spun coming out of turn four which called for another caution. Luckily, the field went back to the previous lap running order. This time around, Scotty used the high line in turn one and it worked out. He stormed from sixth to third coming out of turn two. With only a few laps left he started to reel in the second place car. The white flag flew and Scotty was able to get a good run going into turn one. Coming off of turn two he crossed over and had a run for second. The second place car was turning down into turn three and they made a little contact. Scotty was able to hold onto the car and crossed the line in the second position, earning his career best IRA finish.

“This team needed this tonight. Finally back on the podium with a second place finish. We haven’t had a solid run like this in a while so it’s a good confidence booster especially with the 360. The track conditions were in our favor tonight so that really helped. I feel horrible about the last lap in turn three. I didn’t mean to slide into the 7. I had a run and went low to make the pass but he was turning low at the same time. I did what I could to slow the car down but we bumped wheels.” Stated an excited Thiel after the race.

Sunday night brought the team back down about 140 miles to the south at Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls, WI. This was the first time the team has ever been to this facility. The team prepared the car for the final night of the IRA northern swing. Scotty was in the middle of the pack for qualifying and laid down a solid lap that was 9th quickest out of the 25 cars on hand. That set him to start in the fourth spot for the nights ten lap heat race event. The field took the green and Scotty charged to the cushion that was fairly high on the track early on for the night. He made it three wide going down the backstretch and captured the lead going into turn three. He stormed out of turn four and never looked back. Over the next nine laps he managed to pull away from the field by over half of the track and captured the heat race victory. With the invert it would set him to start the night’s 25 lap A-main event in the seventh position. The cushion was the fast place to be and it was right against the wall all the way around the race surface. The field took the green for the A-main and it took Thiel a few laps to make his way up to the cushion after starting out in the inside line. Once he got up to the top side of the track it became follow the leader as passing was very difficult. He waited patiently for the right time to make moves. Lap traffic came into play early on and caused the lead cars to move around the track. A late caution came out with only several laps to go and Thiel was sitting in the seventh position. Once returning to green flag action, Scotty noticed the track was starting to take rubber which made for extra grip in the corners. HE moved his racing line down off of the top side of the track and moved into the sixth spot with only one lap to go. He was gaining a lot of ground very quick but the checkers were flying and the 25 laps were complete. Thiel ended up in the sixth place finishing position.

“We needed a 30-35 lap race tonight. I found the rubber with a few laps left and started to make ground up quick. It was a hard track to pass on tonight but it was still fun. Another good finish for our team tonight and overall a good three nights of racing. Crew worked hard all weekend long to give me a great car each night. Cannot thank them and all of our marketing partners who make this operation happen!” Scotty explained after the night.

Next up on tap for the #64 STM sprint car will be this coming Saturday evening at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their 2014 marketing partners and encourages everyone to check out these fine companies!

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Bright, Dover, Bergman and Kulhanek Pick Up Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (July 31, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions clients Alex Bright, Jack Dover, Seth Bergman and Ray Allen Kulhanek each powered to a feature win last weekend.

Bright captured his seventh triumph of the season during an ARDC Midgets event last Friday at Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa.

Dover made a late-race pass to secure his 11th victory at the ninth different track on Saturday at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., during the NCRA's 58th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals. He also charged from last to fifth place the previous night at the track and was the runner up with the Nebraska 360 Sprints last Thursday at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa.

Bergman led all but the first two laps Saturday en route to his Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals win at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. He also rallied from 14th to a second-place result on Friday to open the $10,000-to-win event.

Kulhanek lapped up to fifth place on Saturday at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, where he picked up his second victory of the season.

Other Team ILP drivers with at least one top five include:

Josh Baughman led the first 11 laps before finishing second on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Tyler Thomas set quick time in qualifying and won his heat race and the dash before placing second last Sunday during the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association event at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.

Cody Wampler earned his first podium of the season with a runner-up result on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. He also scored a fifth-place finish on Friday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Danny Lasoski powered to a second-place finish with the Midwest Open Wheel Association on Thursday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., before rallying from last to fifth place on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Cody Freeman notched his third straight runner-up result at Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas, last Friday.

Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky finished third on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway to record his 10th top five of the season.

Jordan Weaver advanced from 11th to her first podium finish of the season with a third-place result on Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, during the Route 66 Shootout.

Andrew Felker rallied from 12th to a third-place finish on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway.

Trey Starks maneuvered from 16th to fourth last Friday at Skagit Speedway to open the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals.

Jamie Ball captured a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Patrick Dills garnered a fifth-place result on Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

Giovanni Scelzi placed fifth in the nonwing outlaw class at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on Friday.

Also, best of luck to all of the Team ILP drivers during the 360 Knoxville Nationals this weekend at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa!

To be represented by Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com or e-mail InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com.

VICTORIES -

Jack Dover - 11 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10 and July 12; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25 and July 17; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15; Park Jefferson International Raceway in Jefferson, S.D., on July 11; Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 13 and Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on July 26); Derek Hagar - 11 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19 and May 3; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14 and Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4); Seth Bergman - 7 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17 and July 26; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14); Big Game Motorsports - 7 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26 and Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11); Alex Bright - 7 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25; Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9; Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on July 12 and Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., on July 25); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27 and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31); Henry Van Dam - 4 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7 and July 11); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6 and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 2 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7 and Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on July 26); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22 and Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21); Tyler Thomas - 2 (Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., on June 8 and New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on June 21); White Lightning Motorsports - 2 (Jamie Ball - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21/Devin Kline - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 19); Josh Baughman - 1 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12); Andrew Felker - 1 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22); Danny Lasoski - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Kevin Swindell - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

 

 

Dills Scores Second Straight Top-Five Finish at Cottage Grove Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 31, 2014) - Patrick Dills is on a roll.

Dills captured his second straight top-five finish and his third of the season last Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway, where he ranks fifth in the Northwest Extreme Sprints championship standings.

After qualifying sixth quickest, Dills took the early lead in his heat race around the quarter-mile oval.

"I led the first five laps and then Colin (Baker) passed me," he said. "After he passed me up top I moved up."

Dills finished second in his heat race. He then lined up on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap main event following the feature inversion.

"Right on the start I fell back to about seventh or eighth place in the first six or seven laps," he said. "I was trying to run the top at the beginning, but it was way, way up there and I kept missing it. I tried and it wasn't working out so I went to the bottom. I just got used to the car as it went on. I was entering on the bottom and it was working well."

Dills rallied to score a fifth-place result.

"I'm good at the beginning of the night on tacky tracks and then we fall off in the main event," he said. "We're still working on setups and looking for improvement."

Dills will return to Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday to compete with the 360ci class, which features cars with approximately 200 more horsepower.

"I've got a lot more confidence," he said. "My goal is to make the A Main."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (2).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BC Motorsports

BC Motorsports is owned and operated by longtime sprint car veteran Brian Crockett, who has numerous wins and championships under his belt. Crockett owns a parts business and is also the ASCS Northwest Region competition director among other duties in the racing industry.

"I can't thank Brian Crockett enough for giving me the opportunity to get in a sprint car for the first time," Dills said. "Brian is one of the main parts of the team."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, All Seasons Equipment, Weeman's Small Engine Repair, Keith Whitaker Trucking, Steel House, Bonnichsen Repair, Rocket Designs and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Dog Days lie ahead for Budweiser Title Contenders Bowser, Ferree, King & Fosnaught

Sarver, PA (July 31, 2014) If July were March, it would be going out like a lamb, as the weather was been cool and wet, but the Dog Days of Summer lie ahead for the drivers of Fab Four Racing with the 2014 Budweiser Championships drawing to a close. With just four Fast Fridays of Fab Four Racing remaining, Carl Bowser, Alex Ferree, Rex King Jr. and Jim Fosnaught are all leading their respective divisions.

Carl Bowser was poised to roll into Sheetz Victory Lane for the fourth time this season, by Lee Jacobs thrilled the crowd with a wicked slider in turns one & two in the closing laps to score his second Lernerville win of the season. But despite the runner-up finish, last week was still an excellent points night for Bowser who rolls into August with a 24-point lead over his only Championship Contender in Brandon Matus. And while there are only two title contenders, you never know who will stop in on any given week to run with the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints as along with Lee Jacobs, Ed Lynch Jr., Rod George and Danny Holtgraver have all made guest appearances this season.

Four-Time and Defending Track Champion Alex Ferree carries the biggest lead into August with a 51 point cushion over Russ King who tangled with a lapped car last week and wound up into the wall with a DNF to show for it. Mike Pegher and John Garvin are just 14 and 20 points behind King in Budweiser Points. King, Pegher and Jared Miley each have two feature wins, while Garvin is still seeking his first win of the season and All Time Great Modified driver Brian Swartzlander still seeks his first career win in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models.

Rex King Jr. won his third feature of 2014 last week in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Modifieds and thus extended his almost season long lead in the Budweiser Points over his father Rex King Sr. and he just won the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway last night. King Sr. trails his son by 15 points and Dave Murdick is just 17 back with four races to go. Eight-Time and Defending Track Champion Brian Swartzlander is still in the hunt, but has just four races to make up more than a full night�s worth of points on King Jr.

Corey McPherson stole a win away from Rob Shook last week and simultaneously chipped away at Jim Fosnaught�s Budweiser Points lead in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman. Both McPherson and Fosnaught have four feature wins and just 17 points separate the two as July expires. Rob Shook�s consistency has him still in the Championship Hunt, but really wants that first feature win of the season. Aaron Easler and Mike Miller, (with nothing to lose in the points), both have been knocking on the door to Sheetz Victory Lane as well; Easler for the first time in his career and Miller for his first win this season.

Our friends from the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club will be on hand this Friday, August 1 for their annual pilgrimage to the Sarver Speedplant. Next Friday, August 8 is our annual Nostalgia Night coordinated and hosted by local racing media icon Don Gamble. Jackie Matus and friends will also be hosting their now annual MRO Injured Driver Benefit Auction that night. August 15 is Turner Dairy Farms Night and August 22 is Championship Night. To review the rest of the remaining 2014 Lernerville Speedway schedule that includes the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Working Man 50, World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Commonwealth Clash and DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede, click on Lernerville.com !

 

 

10 days of Great Fun and Racing Begins

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - July 31, 2014

NASCAR stars, small town fun and the best racing anywhere in the world starts today. The 10-day Sprint Car race fans dream is here. The 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store will run August 6th through August 9th. Kicking off the events is the 360 Arnold Motor Supply Nationals. The 360's get underway tonight and will run through Saturday evening.

Sunday night the 410's will take to the track for the 3rd annual Capitani Classic. The best drivers are expected to turn out for the final tune up preparing for the Nationals later next week.

Before the 54th edition of the Nationals can kick off there will be a Speed Sport Knoxville World Challenge Picnic at Noon on Tuesday. This event will help showcase the growing international impact of Sprint Car Racing by "Uniting Nations Through Motorsports." More than 2,000 Knoxville Nationals fans are expected to come from just Australia over the next 10 days.

Tuesday night the Knoxville Nationals Queen Contest will be held at 7pm on at Dyer Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds.

Day one of the Knoxville Nationals will see fans go wheel to wheel with their NASCAR heros in the Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectactular held at Slideways Karting Center. The Go Kart Spectacular on Wednesday, August 6 will feature NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson taking on more than 50 of sprint car racing's biggest fans at Slideways Karting Center from 2pm until 4pm all to raise money for children's cancer research.

Later Wednesday night half of the 110 car field will take to the track for their qualifying night. The other half will qualify Thursday night.

Friday the Jeff Gordon "Kick It" event will take place. A kickball game "kicks off" at noon featuring Sprint Car racing's best drivers playing a 7-inning game of grassroots kickball to claim the "Tony Stewart Kick-It Cup" trophy!

A live auction will take place throughout the event with event tickets, hot passes, autographed racing memorabilia and more! All proceeds go to Kick-It for Children's Cancer, a partner of Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation.

Friday night racing includes the Speed Sport Knoxville World Challenge where drivers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada compete against American drivers in one of the only international motorsports events. Also a full night of action as drivers race to fill the final four spots of Saturday night's prestigious A-main event.

Saturday morning the Knoxville Nationals parade begins at 10am in Downtown Knoxville.

Fans can get up close with their favorite drivers and sponsors each day at Fan Fest on the Marion County Fairgrounds.

The 25 best drivers will compete Saturday night, August 9th for their chance at becoming a Knoxville Nationals champion. Nearly 1-million dollars in prize money will be awarded over the event.

Over the ten day period points from every event will be calculated to award the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week Champion - Jesse Hockett "Mr. Sprint Car"

For tickets or more information visit knoxvilleraceway.com or call 641-842-5431.

 

 

ELDORA SPEEDWAY USES 2014 MOMENTUM TO ANNOUNCE 2015 DATES

Even With Plenty of 2014 Action Remaining, Officials Offer Fans Heads-Up for Planning Purposes

ROSSBURG, OH (July 31) – While plenty of action remains on Eldora Speedway’s robust 2014 schedule of events, track officials are using the momentum of a record-setting year to announce the 2015 dates for their traditional major event spectacles.

· The 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream®, paying $100,000-to-win, is scheduled for Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 4-5-6.

· The 32nd annual Kings Royal® Weekend, paying $50,000-to-win the battle between the World of Outlaws and sprint car racing royalty, will be contested on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18.

· The 45th annual World 100®, affectionately known as ‘The Granddaddy of Them All,’ will be held Thursday-Friday-Saturday, September 10-11-12.

· The 34th running of the Four Crown Nationals, the open wheel classic, will take place Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26.

Due to the positive fan reaction and support of these events through the years, track owner and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart has instructed Eldora officials to continue offering event tickets and camping prices at 2014 levels.

“We wanted to announce our traditional Major Event dates as soon as possible for the 2015 season so our loyal fans and competitors can make their plans now,” said Roger Slack, General Manager. “Friends and families can begin requesting their vacation time, booking hotels and reserving RV rentals now for their annual pilgrimage to Ohio for the biggest dirt races in the world.”

The on-track competition thus far into the 2014 campaign has produced some of the fiercest action seen on the high-banked clay oval in years.

Following a preliminary night photo-finish that found Brian Birkhofer beating Rick Eckert in the closest triumph in Eldora history, Dale McDowell rallied from his 22nd starting position to beat 24th place starter John Blankenship in this year’s Dream.

In the recently completed Kings Royal, Kerry Madsen rocketed off the high-side of the banks to become the first Australian to sit atop Eldora’s celebrated throne.

In a few short weeks, the action continues as Dirt Late Model’s most illustrious event, the famous World 100, will take to the clay Thursday-Friday-Saturday, September 4-5-6 where West Virginia’s John Blankenship will defend his title. This follows the annual Baltes Classic for UMP DIRTcar Late Models, Modifieds and Eldora Stocks on Sunday, August 31.

Completing the 2014 major event timetable will be the Four Crown Nationals featuring Steve Kinser’s “Salute To The King Tour” and the final appearance of the season for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars on Friday, September 19. The United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown, National Sprint Car Series and National Midgets Tour again battle the fearsome high-banks on Saturday, September 20.

Tickets and campsites for the remaining 2014 Eldora events, are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets and campsites may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815 or on race day.

Renewal notices for guests with tickets and campsites for the 2014 events will be sent by both email and mail in October with complete instructions on how to complete their transaction before the deadline. Fans renewing their tickets and campsites for 2015 will again be offered the opportunity to participate in the exclusive “Add & Exchange Days” which allow loyal customers the ability to add or upgrade to seats not renewed by deadline. As is tradition, the public sale date for all 2015 Major Events will be the first Saturday in December (December 6) at 10 a.m. At that time guests may purchase tickets via www.EldoraSpeedway.com, (937) 338-3815 or by visiting the Speedway Box Office.

Race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

One of the top 25 greatest sprint car drivers of the twentieth century will be honored at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this Saturday, August 2. Jack Hewitt, driver of the famous number 63, could be seen dominating tracks all over the Midwest. To this day, Jack is the only driver to win all four divisions of Eldora Speedway’s 4-Crown Nationals. In his career, he posted 260 total A-main victories, 76 of them coming in USAC competition. Jack is also a member of the thirteenth induction class of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. Saturday will mark the sixth year the Jack Hewitt Classic has called Waynesfield home bringing in race fans from all over the Midwest. A full program of racing is scheduled with increased payouts and plenty of bonus money up for grabs. The Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprint cars will be the headlining event running for a $3000 payout and $300 just to make the competitive field. Throughout the 2014 racing season, 66 different drivers have taken a green flag at Waynesfield in the non-wing sprints with the top five in points just 150 points apart. The Post Agri Service UMP Modified current points are tight with just 82 points separating the top five. Current point leader Jim Post will need to bring his A-game Saturday with Zach Schroeder knocking on his backdoor just 26 points behind. The UMP Modifieds will take the green flag Saturday running for a $1000 payday. The winged warriors of the Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints complete the full night of racing showing fans the true power of a motorcycle engine. In addition to the increased payouts, bonus programs have been established by various racing groups and individuals. The pole sitter for the 6th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic can choose to start the tail of the A-main and immediately receive a $100 bonus. In addition to that initial $100, each car that driver passes will give them an additional $10 per car. A second bonus will be awarded to the hard charger of the A-main. The driver who passes the most cars on the racetrack will receive $63 in honor of Jack Hewitt’s famous number 63. Both of these bonus programs are provided by event flagman Jeremy Vogel. The fastest qualifier in the non-wing sprints will receive a $200 BullyDog certificate courtesy of the Contingency Connection. A bonus program of sorts is also available to race fans in attendance Saturday. All race fans admitted through the front gate will automatically be entered into a drawing for a chance to get the ultimate Jack Hewitt experience. The winning race fan will get to start the A-main and watch the race with Jack from the infield. Racefans Tim Patynko and Ryan Rsenberger also get the total Hewitt experience as their names were drawn in the Hewitt Classic raffle. Ryan picked up a pair of pit passes for the event and the opportunity to ride with track official Jamie Sizemore assisting him with pushing cars off for the A-main. Tim also scored a pair of pit passes for the event and a ride in the Dew It Racing two seat sprint car. Pits open at 4PM. Grandstand gates open at 5PM. Hot laps kick off at 6PM with the first green flag just after 7PM. Adult general admission is just $18, kids 11 to 15 are $9, and kids 10 and under are FREE. Pit passes are just $30. Get the latest Wayensfield Raceway Park news and updates on the 6th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook and on Twitter.

-6th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic Quick Links-

VIDEO: 2013 Jack Hewitt Classic

VIDEO: 2012 Jack Hewitt Classic: Kent Wolters On-Board

VIDEO: 2011 Jack Hewitt Classic: Two-Seater

INFORMATION: Jack Hewitt Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction

 

 

HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS - TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY - AUG. 2nd

Haubstadt, IN - July 31, 2014. The Midwest Sprint Car Series will be
sanctioning the Hoosier Sprint Nationals on Saturday August 2nd.
This special event will be the 10th to be promoted at Tri-State
Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. The feature will pay $5,000 to the
winner. Twenty sprint cars and one possible provisional starter will
take the green flag and go for the added distance of 40 laps to
determine this year’s race champion.
Eight Hoosier Sprint National events have been held to date and eight
different drivers have posted a win. Rain intervened only once! The
race has continued to be a popular action attraction at Tri-State
Speedway season after season.
Kyle Cummins has claimed the lead in Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car
Series points.
He is the only driver that has started in every HSN feature held. The
Princeton, IN, driver continues to collect top five finishes in looking
for that first win this season. Robert Ballou has used a three race
winning streak to move up to third in the standings. Bradley Sterrett
stands second in points with Jeff Bland Jr. and Brandon Mattox rounding
out the top five heading into this weekend’s action.
No driver has won the Hoosier Sprint Nationals race and gone on to
become the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series Points Champion
that same season. Maybe this will be the year!
The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will also be competing on August 2nd.
The pit gate will open at 3:30 P.M. C.D.T. with the stands to open
an hour later. Hot laps begin at 6:30 with heat races beginning at
7:30. Additional information can be found at
www.tristatespeedway.com or www.mscssprints.com.

A QUICK GLANCE AT THE HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS

PAST WINNERS RUNNER-UPS THIRD PLACE

2013 - Kevin Thomas Jr…….Chase Stockon………………..Blake Fitzpatrick
2012 - Jonathan Hendrick…..Chase Briscoe…………………Josh Clemons
2011 - Levi Jones……………Blake Fitzpatrick……………..Wes McIntyre
2010 - Jon Stanbrough………Brady Short……………..……Hunter Schuerenberg
2009 - ……………………….“Rained Out”…………………………….................
2008 - Brady Short…………..Kyle Cummins……………….Robert Ballou
2007 - Hunter Schuerenberg…Shane Cottle…………………Mat Neely
2006 - Daron Clayton………..Shane Cottle…………………A.J. Anderson
2005 - Kevin Briscoe………..Levi Jones……………..……..Jon Sciscoe

OF NOTE!

1. The highest finishing drivers have been from 5 states: IN, IL, MO,
AL, & CA.
2. Nineteen (19) different drivers have earned Podium (Top Three) Finishes.
3. A record number of entries for this event was set on 7-29-2006 at 42
sprint cars.
4. The average car count for all the Hoosier Sprint Nationals held so far
is 32 sprints.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS!

 

 

SCHATZ LEADS J&J DRIVERS TO VICTORY LANE

McKENZIE, TN - Five-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz carried the J&J Auto Racing torch in Sprint car action this past week. The driver of the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 J&J won all three WoO races in Canada to increase his win total to 12 and boost his lead in the championship standings. Lee Jacobs, Caleb Griffith, Joe Ramaker, Tyler Bear, Tommy Barber, Doug Hammakter, Brooke Tatnell and Ray Allen Kuhlhanek and Ryan Ruhl were also victorious recently in J&J's.

DONNY SCHATZ

The Fargo, N.D. racer came into last week's action with three straight podium finishes and kicked off the Outlaws tour of eastern Canada by racing from fifth to first in the 35-lap main event at Autodromme Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec. It was his first career win at the facility and he followed that with his second consecutive victory at the quarter-mile dirt oval in Cornwall, Ontario. Schatz won the Outlaws debut at the track in 2012 and backed it up by racing from third to first in the 40-lap A-Feature. On Tuesday night, Schatz completed the hat rick by dominating the night at Ohsweken Speedway. He set fast time, won the opening heat, finished second in the dash and led the final 9 laps to pick up his 12th victory of the season.

JOE RAMAKER

Joe Ramaker continued J&J's dominance at Billings Motor Speedway in ASCS Frontier action Saturday. The driver of the No. 98 Ostrich powered J&J raced from the sixth starting position and drove to the lead in the first three laps. He drove away for the win and was followed by the Dave Hoiness in the No. 27 J&J to give J&J a one-two sweep. The win by Ramaker also continued J&J's winning streak at the track with Jeff Swindell (No. 94 J&J) picking up a win at the track earlier in 2014.

LEE JACOBS

Lee Jacobs made his move at just the right time on Friday at Lernerville Speedway. Jacobs, driver of the No. 81 J&J, started eighth and spent the first 20 laps trying to track down pole sitter Carl Bowser (No. 10 J&J). On lap 23, he used a slide job to grab the top spot and would lead the rest of the way to pick up his second victory at Lernerville in 2014. Bowser was second to give J&J a one-two sweep.

CALEB GRIFFITH

Caleb Griffith will remember Friday's feature event at Attica Raceway Park. The driver of the No. 40DD Al David Carpet/McDonald’s Restaurants/JLH General Contractor/Shelluke’s Bar/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence/B&L Plumbing/Griff’s Engines/Donny Atkinson/Erlin Trader/Bethesda Care Center/Ballville EZ Shop backed J&J used a last lap pass of race leader Greg Wilson to earn his first win at the track.

“The Lord really blessed us tonight," admitted the winner. "We doused two mag boxes with power steering fluid and found some plugged nozzle lines. It was an uphill battle since we unloaded tonight. My guys are some of the oldest in the pits but no one works harder." DOUG HAMMAKER Doug Hammaker became a two-time winner in the month of July on Friday night racing the No. 66 J&J to victory at historic Williams Grove Speedway. His first win of the month came at Lincoln Speedway on July 5.

BROOKE TATNELL

Brooke Tatnell drove Duane Nelson's No. 14 J&J to victory once again in UMSS Winged Sprint Cars at St. Croix Valley Raceway. Tatnell started second and raced his way into the lead en route to his win.

TOMMY BARBER

Tommy Barber picked up a couple of wins in the last few weeks racing his No. 75 J&J to victory at I-90 Speedway on July 12 and then scored the victory at Rock Rapids Speedway on Friday.

RYAN RUHL

Ryan Ruhl took down the competition in the Sprints on Dirt series event last weekend at Hartford Speedway. Ruhl wheeled his No. 16 J&J to his second victory of the season.

TYLER BEAR

Tyler Bear joined the J&J victory parade by racing to a win last Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. Bear drove the No. 25 J&J from the sixth starting position in the 305 main event and took the lead on lap 13. He would lead the final seven laps of the main to take the win.

RAY ALLEN KULHANEK

Ray Allen Kulhanek made the most of racing at Bronco Raceway Park last Saturday. The driver of the No. 21T J&J dominated through the night winning his heat and then charged from fifth to the lead during the opening two laps of the main event en route to his second feature victory of the season. “We went to try a couple of different things on the car,” he said. “We went out with a different brand of torsion bars to try something a little different to pick up more speed than what we’ve had. We stuck with the basics that I like to run most of the night, but made a couple of small adjustments. Everything just clicked really well on the car.” CAJUN SPRINTERS ASSOCIATION Marshall Yelverton became J&J's first champion of the 2014 last weekend in Jackson, Mississippi. He clinched the Cajun Sprinters Association championship in Bumpy’s #21 J&J sponsored by J&J, R.E. Enterprises, Crow Enterprises, NAPA, Butlerbuilt.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Back Home After Ohsweken Win!

(Bill W) July 30, 2014 – A quest for a third 360 Nationals crown is underway this week. The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team is riding the wave of a win last Friday night at the Oshweken Speedway in Ontario. The Knoxville, Iowa driver competed four times north of the border last week and will qualify this Friday night for the 360 Nationals.

Wayne raced two 360 shows in Canada starting with last Friday’s show in Ohsweken. He would finish second in the heat, before lining up inside row two for the feature. “Shane (Stewart) started fourth beside me,” he says. “At the start, I was too tight. I just rolled around in fourth for a while. Then the fuel load came off, the air pressure in the tires came up and we started rolling.”

That’s when he made his move to the front. “We passed Shane first and then we passed first and second at the same time,” says Wayne. “We pulled away from there. The car was really, really good. I think they said we beat Shane by a straightaway that night.”

Sunday saw the team traveling to Cornwall, Ontario and the Cornwall Motor Speedway to compete with the World of Outlaws. “Unfortunately, we qualified one spot (13th) out of the (heat) inversion,” says Wayne. “We were able to get out of the heat race and we started 13th in the feature. We were running around there pretty decent, until I slid over the edge and backed it into the fence. We came from the back up to 16th at the finish.”

The Northern Summer Nationals were next back in the 360 at Ohsweken on Monday night. “Our brake line got knocked off in the heat race, but we were able to run second,” says Wayne. “We fixed that, and drew the pole for the feature.”

Wayne led early. “It was a lot slicker than it had been Friday,” he says. “We weren’t as good as we had been that night. We were a little free, so we decided to put a 96 on, and we were way too tight in the feature. We led the first six laps or so, and then started to fade.”

An opportunity to move up towards the end of the race closed. “Towards the end, Jessica (Zemken) and Shane got to racing, and I thought I might get back by those guys,” says Wayne. “There was a lap or two to go, but a lapped car screwed me up there, and we ended up fourth.”

The Outlaws came to Ohsweken last night. “We were dead last to qualify and we ended up 15th quick,” says Wayne. “That put us on the pole of the heat. I’ve been docked three times this year for jumping the start, so I wasn’t going until I got to the white line period. Paul McMahan jumped the start and they let it go. He won the heat and we finished second. Shane actually passed me in the heat, but I was able to get back by.”

Starting 15th, Wayne would checker 13th and point the rig back south. “Track position is everything right now with this racing deal,” he says. “We were able to move a couple spots up, so that was good. We were back home early this afternoon, so we’ll take the rest of the day off and get ready for the 360 Nationals Friday.”

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Wayne 's Fast Facts

Wayne won the 360 Nationals in 2000 and 2008. He is tied for first on the all-time list in top five finishes (six) and top ten finishes (nine). He has qualified for the A main eleven out of thirteen times. He is fifth all-time in A main laps led with 44.

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Kerry Madsen Garners Three Top Five Finishes In Canada

PETERSEN MEDIA- St. Marys, NSW native, Kerry Madsen, closed out his hot July, by picking up three top fives in Canada, including a pair of second place finishes.

“I’ve said it all year long, and I will keep saying it, my team works hard to give me a very fast car, and I am just fortunate,” Madsen explained.

Kicking the three-race Canadian tour off at the Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, QUE, Madsen got off to a very strong start, as he was the fastest driver in time trials, putting his Keneric Racing/American Racing machine in the second row of his heat race.

Fourth place finishes in his heat, and the dash, put Madsen in the second row of the feature event. Following the race’s lone caution on the third lap, Madsen moved into the third spot on the restart, before getting past Paul McMahan a lap later to move into the second spot.

As the leaders got into traffic on the eighth lap, Madsen moved in on race leader, Cody Darrah, and hounded in heavy traffic for nine laps, before sliding to the lead on the 17th lap.

Running out front, Madsen began feeling pressure from Donny Schatz, and as he bobbled on the 22nd lap, Schatz was able to erase the lead, and drop Madsen to the second spot on the 27th lap. Madsen would hang on to the second spot at the line.

Moving to Cornall, ONT on Sunday night, Madsen continued to show speed North of the Border, as he was fifth fastest in time trials.

A fourth place finish in his heat race, put ‘The Mad Man’ on the front row of the Dash, which he won, putting him on the pole for the feature event.

Getting out to the early lead, Madsen again felt pressure from Schatz, just as he did the nigh before, and with the caution waiving on the sixth lap, it erased what lead Madsen had built up.

Returning to action, Madsen got the jump on the restart, but on the 10th lap, Schatz was able to slide up in front of him to take the lead, before cautions began falling in succession.

Continuing to run in the second spot, Madsen would keep Schatz in shouting distance during the remained of the 40-lap feature event, and when the checkered fell, he came across in the second position.

“We will take second place finishes any day of the week,” Madsen said. “Yes, we want to win, but we just got beat by a better car tonight, but we are certainly happy with our performance.”

Tuesday night saw the series head to the Ohsweken Speedway to close out their tour North of the Border, and Madsen continued to get off to a quick start, as he timed in sixth fastest, before finishing third in his heat race.

Starting sixth in the feature, by way of his Dash finish, Madsen worked his way into the fourth spot, during a race that was plagued with cautions and stoppages.

Chasing after fellow countryman, James McFadden, who rode in the third spot, Madsen also had to fend off a challenge from a charging David Gravel, but as the race drew to a close, Madsen ended his trip with a very strong fourth place finish.

“I have to tip my hat to Bob and Pete Gavranich, Dan from American Racing, and all of the people who support this operation,” Madsen added. “This has been a huge month for our team, and hopefully we can take this momentum with us into a couple of huge races on our schedule.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-64, Wins-7, Top-5’s-32, Top 10’s-49

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing team will now head back to the United States, as they set their sights on the Iron Man 55 at the I-55 Raceway in Pevely, MO on Friday and Saturday night.

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David Gravel Captures Three Top-Fives To Close Out July

PETERSEN MEDIA- After picking up a win at a relatively home race a week ago, David Gravel used that momentum to capture three Top Five finishes and another Top-10 to close out the month of July.

“We have really turned a corner the last couple of weeks, and it is great for us with some huge races coming up,” Gravel said.

Fresh off of his Lebanon Valley win, Gravel was in action one week ago in Fulton, NY, and turned in another strong performance prior to heading to Canada.

Setting the standard in qualifications at the Fulton Speedway, Gravel would go on to finish in the fourth spot aboard his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry.

Finishing second in the dash, Gravel would line up on the front row of the feature event alongside reigning series champion, Daryn Pittman.

Slipping to the second spot when the race came to life, Gravel felt heavy pressure from Cody Darrah, as they battled for the second spot, but the Watertown, CT driver was able to fend him off, and maintain his position.

As the laps clicked off, Schatz won a torrid battle between himself and Gravel, putting Gravel in the third spot, as he then hooked up in a battle with a hard-charging, Jessica Zemken.

In traffic, Zemken was able to get around Gravel, putting Gravel in the fourth spot, where he would ultimately go on to finish.

“We were really good early, and it’s nice to get another Top-Five with the World of Outlaws,” he said. “The car got away from us in the closing laps, but we felt good heading to Canada.”

Saturday night at the Speedrome Drummond in Drummondville, QUE, Gravel’s night got off to a nice start as he timed in seventh fastest.

Running second in his heat race, Gravel gridded the field from the fifth row aboard his Mobil1/FK Rod Ends/Weld Wheels entry, and ran a very solid race.

On a surface that didn’t see a ton of moving and shaking, Gravel was able to pick up multiple positions, as he worked his way to a seventh place finish at the finish line.

Sunday night the series moved to the Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, ONT, and Gravel jumpstarted his night with a ninth quick qualifying effort.

Picking up the heat race win, Gravel would finish second in the Dash, and share the front row of the feature event with Kerry Madsen.

When the race went green, Gravel did not get the start he was hoping for, as he slipped back as far as the fifth spot.

In the 40-lap feature event, Gravel ran inside the Top-Five during the bulk of the race, but in the final 10-laps he began to come alive, as he worked back into the third spot, as he raced hard with Logan Schuchart.

Battling Schuchart for the final spot on the podium during the final laps, Gravel settled for his second fourth place finish of the week.

“We got off to a terrible start in the feature event, but fortunately we had a car that was good enough to run in the Top-Five all night,” he added. “We got pretty good late in the race and rebounded a little, and ended up with a fourth place finish.”

Tuesday night the Canadian trip came to a close, as the World of Outlaws invaded the Ohsweken Speedway.

Timing in 14th fastest in time trials, Gravel would finish second in his heat race, putting him in the seventh row for the feature event.

As the race was plagued by cautions in the early goings, Gravel was able to take advantage of double file restarts, as he slowly worked his way towards the Top-Five.

A long green flag run to close the race was what Gravel needed as he was able to flex his muscles late, and move into the fifth spot, to close out his week with a KSE Hard Charger award.

“We were competitive all week long, and that is a great feeling,” Gravel added. “I have to thank my entire team, Dennis and Teresa Roth, and everyone who supports us, and allows us to compete with the best.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-58, Wins-3, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-36.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team return to action this Friday and Saturday night at the I-55 Raceway for the Iron Man 55.

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Bergman Lands First Career Summer Nationals Triumph at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 30, 2014) - Seth Bergman was on a mission last weekend during the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway.

"That's a race I've always wanted to win," he said. "I grew up in that area and you want to leave your name at those race tracks. It meant something to me."

Bergman's focus never waned throughout the doubleheader, which started on Friday when he qualified third quickest. He then rallied from fourth to claim his heat race. Since the drivers who advanced to the feature through their heat race were inverted in the main event, Bergman lined up on the outside of the seventh row for the 30-lap feature.

"I knew starting back there I had to be on it," he said. "If you're going to be fast, you have to race from the back. The car was pretty close to perfect all weekend. I feel like I was on a mission."

That was evident in the main event as Bergman powered from 14th into third place prior to a late restart.

"Whenever I caught a car it seemed like I could pass them," he said. "We had a restart with five or six laps to go. Jason (Solwold) and I both passed the leader and I was trying to chase down Jason at the end of the race."

Bergman finished with a runner-up result, which provided him with the most points of any driver. It also gave him a spot in Saturday's A Main scramble, which Bergman won to start on the pole of the $10,000-to-win, 40-lap main event.

"We had a pretty good clean start," he said. "Jason was able to get around me with a little bit of momentum. We were both racing hard, but he was leaving the bottom way open on his entry. I kept dive bombing it into the corners because I wanted him to think the bottom was better. Luckily I got him to peel off the top and when he did I drove around him on the top."

Bergman took the lead on Lap 3 and he cruised from there. Despite a handful of cautions, Bergman lapped up to eighth place en route to his seventh win of the season.

"I never really got held up in traffic," he said. "My lane choices were working. It was definitely a fast track. You could run the top or bottom. It was somewhat narrow, but it had two lanes of racing."

The triumph was also the biggest payday of his career.

"It was a lot of miles logged to get out there, but it was definitely worth it," he said. "It seems like every time we go home we're on it."

Bergman will tackle another $10,000-to-win event this weekend at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, which hosts the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals. Bergman's preliminary night is Friday with the event wrapping up on Saturday.

He will also compete next Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (14).

July 26 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Scramble: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 7 wins, 15 top fives, 23 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals; and Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bergman at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SethBergmanRacing

VIDEOS -

Here is a link to highlights of Bergman's victory at Skagit Speedway on May 17 (starts around 13:10): http://youtu.be/gMPkdGd90e8

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, ASI Racing Engines, Print Place, Young Tools, SpeedMart and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Focused on Adapting to Big Track During 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 30, 2014) - Brandon Hanks is soaking up everything he can each time he hits the track at Knoxville Raceway.

"I just need to wrap my head around being smoother on the wheel," he said. "I have short-track syndrome. I need to adjust to the half mile. It's hard not to make yourself turn the wheel too soon. You have to be real smooth."

Hanks made his season debut at the half-mile oval last Saturday.

"We had a bit of engine trouble," he said. "We had too much fuel to it. We leaned a little on the rich side and the motor was popping in hot laps and time trials. We got behind the eight ball."

Hanks qualified 33rd quickest and finished where he started - ninth - in his heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the B Main.

"We changed the gear trying to turn more RPMs," he said. "We got some positions on the start, but in the long run it hurt us. I got better with every lap. The biggest thing right now is we have to make laps and I have to learn how to drive this place."

Hanks ended with a 12th-place finish in the B Main at Knoxville Raceway, where he will return this week for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals. His preliminary night is Thursday with the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday.

"Our goal is to make laps," he said. "It doesn't matter if we're in the E Main on Saturday. We need to make laps and get better. I hope we're in the C Main or B Main, but right now I'm focused on getting better every lap that we run."

Hanks will also make his debut at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Monday for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 12 (12).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 11 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals; and Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

Based in Concord, N.C., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems manufactures custom seats and distributes a variety of racing accessories, including seat mounts, padding, belts and restraints, steering wheels and helmets. For additional information, visit http://www.ButlerBuilt.net.

"I want to thank everyone at ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for the durability and strength of their products," Hanks said.

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, RE Enterprises and Hinchman Racewear for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE LINE AT GRUNDY COUNTY
By: Rich Murray
(MORRIS, IL – JULY 30, 2014) The D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets return to Grundy County Speedway on Saturday night, August 2nd for the Village of Channahon Night brought to you by Private Bank which features the Illinois State Championship presented by Chicagoland Speedway. The event is the opening round of the Safety-Kleen Triple Crown and is a make-up of the rained out race from July 12th. The list of previous winners of the race include some of most successful north central Illinois midget drivers of all-time as well as former champions from ARCA, NAMAR, NAMARS, STARS, UMARA, USAC, WWAR, and the World of Outlaws Midgets. Not only is a race victory on the line this Saturday night, but so are the bragging rights of being crowned Illinois State Champion for 2014.
Drivers from the state of Illinois have earned the bulk of the victories in the history of the Illinois State Championship race, and also boast defending race winner, Brad Greenup from Channahon, Illinois. Greenup earned a very popular victory in front of the hometown crowd during last year’s edition of the “Illinois State Championship.” It was the 23-year-old Minooka Community High School graduate’s only win in 2013 after a two-year winless drought. The win was special to him not only because of what his team had overcome to get to victory lane, but also the historical significance of his win.
“Last year’s 'Illinois State Championship' victory was pretty special to me,” Greenup said. Last year, we had a year similar to what we're suffering through this year. We had multiple mechanical issues in the beginning of the year and the ‘Illinois State Championship’ was actually the first race of the year that we finished and we won it. We had a lot of speed early last year; I really had something to prove and everything fell into place for us.”
Greenup, who sits third in the STARS National Midget point standings, is part of a contingent of drivers from Illinois who currently reside in the top ten of the STARS point standings. Other Illinoisans in the top ten of the points include Streator’s Tyler Trainor (2nd), New Lenox’s Ryan Probst (4th), Channahon’s Billy Hulbert (5th), Plainfield’s Nick Baran (7th), Coal City’s Kyle Kettmann (8th), Auburn’s Mario Clouser (9th), and Rockford’s Tyler Baran (10th).
Indiana drivers have earned a few victories in the race over the years with Kyle O’Gara being the last Hoosier native to take the checkered flag in 2012. The 19-year-old Beech Grove, Indiana racer has shared driving duties with Clouser in the Guess Racing #99 this season. The car itself has not finished outside of the top-five in STARS competition this year and O’Gara has made the most of his two starts: a second place in the season opener on May 31st and a 2nd place in last week’s “Tattersall Challenge.” O’Gara and the Guess team appear to be on the brink of a victory and O’Gara has the mindset that the “Illinois State Championship” can be their breakthrough race.
“To get another (Illinois State Championship) win this weekend would be a huge success,” O’Gara said. “It has been a pleasure to work with the Guess family this year and we are on the verge of a win. The cars have been very fast, but the stars haven't aligned just yet. (Car owner) Bill Guess and I are heading into this race with the attitude that we will win. That's how you have to be.”
Another top contender who also hails from Indiana and has the potential to take home this year’s Illinois State Championship is Avon, Indiana’s Austin Prock. Prock is the current STARS National Midgets point leader and has been victorious in three of the series’ five races this year. In last Saturday’s “Bob Tattersall Challenge,” Prock took the lead from Ryan Probst on a lap 14 restart and never looked back during the remaining 16 laps of the 30-lap feature, beating Nick Hamilton, Kyle O’Gara, Tyler Baran, and Tyler Trainor to the finish line. Prock took his seventh career STARS victory and extended his point lead to 112 over Trainor.
Despite the point lead, Prock is adamant that he still plans to come to the track with the intentions to win the race, not to race for points. One of the victories Prock has yet to earn in his young career is an Illinois State Championship trophy; an honor he would truly covet for a myriad of reasons that include not only continuing his momentum of success in 2014, but also as playing the role of an outsider and becoming only the fourth Indiana driver to win the race since 1996.
“It would be awesome to pick the win up at the Illinois State Championship,” Prock said. “I’d like to see the #41 in victory lane two weeks in a row and I want this win just as bad as any other race. It's always fun to beat up on the Illinois guys in their own territory, so it would be cool to take this one from them.”
The Illinoisans undoubtedly want to keep the Illinois State Championship trophy within the confines of the Land of Lincoln and Greenup contends that he is not going to let the trophy travel outside of Illinois without putting up a fight.
“(Indiana) is the heart and soul of midget racing. They have so many big historical races held there,” Greenup said. “This is one of the few races of some significance that Illinois has. Of course, we want to keep the trophy in Illinois for as long as we can.”
Not only are state bragging rights on the line in this Saturday’s race, the “Illinois State Championship” is also a part of the Safety-Kleen “Triple Crown.” The three-race series consists of a trio of STARS National Midget races at Grundy County Speedway: Saturday’s “Illinois State Championship,” August 23rd’s “D’Arcy GMC Pavement Nationals presented by Bell Helmets,” and September 27th’s “Alex Pruett Memorial.” If a driver is able to win all three legs of the “Triple Crown,” that driver will pocket a $2000 bonus. If nobody is able to win all three of the races, a $750 prize will go to the driver who earned the most points in each of the “Triple Crown” races.
Along with the STARS National Midgets, the Illinois State Championship presented by Chicagoland Speedway features the Illini Racing Series Midgets, CSR Super Cups, INEX Legends, and Classic Modifieds. Adult tickets are just $12. Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Grandstands open up at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Grundy County Speedway is located one mile north of I-80 on Route 47 in Morris, Illinois.
PREVIOUS ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
1992 Don Carter, Jr.
1993 Danny Pens
1994 Don Carter, Jr.
1995 Don Carter, Jr.
1996 Tracy Hines
1997 Michael Lewis
1998 Jim Hettinger
1999 Steve Thinnes
2000 Gene Lee Gibson
2001 David Gough
2002 Steve Thinnes
2003 Todd Beach
2004 David Gough
2005 Sean Murphy
2006 Brian Olson
2007 David Gough
2008 Mario Clouser
2009 Levi Roberts
2010 Taylor Ferns
2011 Jim Anderson
2012 Kyle O'Gara
2013 Brad Greenup

 

Trenca Charges to Top 15 During World of Outlaws Debut at Ohsweken

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (July 30, 2014) - Joe Trenca made the main event in his first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event.

Trenca, who was racing with a 360ci engine compared to the standard 410ci engines with the World of Outlaws, then rallied from last to a 15th -place finish on Tuesday night at Ohsweken Speedway.

"We didn't make the feature the way we wanted to, but to be able to run with them and pass cars that were 410s was pretty cool," he said.

Trenca kicked off the night as the fastest 360 in qualifying. He timed in 24th quickest, which lined him up on the outside of the third row in a heat race.

"On the first start we got by Jacob Allen and we got by Kraig Kinser and they called the start back," he said. "I got back by Jacob on the second start, but with the dirty air from being behind Kinser the car got tight and Jacob got back by me. The track was pretty wet because it rained before that so the horsepower difference really showed."

Trenca finished one position out of locking into the main event. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, which transferred the top four into the main event.

"We were up to second and we had a late-race restart," he said. "I followed the leader into the corner on the restart. It took all the air off my wing. The car pushed up a little bit and a couple of cars got by me. On the last lap I went to slide fourth place coming to the line, but he got back under me."

Trenca placed fifth in the consolation race and thought his night was over.

"I was out of my drivers suit and we were rolling the car in the trailer and the officials said one person wasn't going to make it," he said. "I threw on a suit and didn't even tie my shoes. We were rushed, but it was a good result."

Despite no adjustment on the car and not having much fuel, Trenca maneuvered from 24th to 15th. He was tied for the most cars passed.

"We were really good on restarts," he said. "I could get a lot of guys going into turn one. Our car was really good through the middle. That's where I made 99 percent of my passes."

Trenca also competed at Ohsweken Speedway on Monday. After finishing sixth in his heat race he lined up on the outside of the ninth row for the main event.

"There wasn't a lot of passing," he said. "The bottom was working really good for us. The leaders were up top, but they had clean air which helped a lot."

Trenca rallied from 18th to finish 11th.

He will return to action this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 6 (2); Feature: 11 (18).

July 29 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 5 (4); Feature: 15 (24).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoeTrencaRacing

APPAREL -

Trenca will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale online and at his race trailer throughout the season. Visit http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com for more information.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems specializing in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com.

"Doug Schoenfeld and my grandfather have known each other for a really long time," Trenca said. "Doug has been a huge supporter and is a really good sponsor."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Shell Shock Designs, Total Seal Piston Rings, Pepsi, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Craig Dollansky Earns Another Podium at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 30, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky scored another podium finish last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

"It was a good building block," he said. "I would have liked to be two positions further, but we learned some things that will be helpful as we approach the Knoxville Nationals. We feel good about the direction we're headed."

Dollansky started the night by timing in eighth quickest.

"We haven't really qualified as good as we need to," he said. "I don't think our pill draw helped us a whole lot. We went out fairly late. We're lacking a little bit of speed. When it comes to race mode I feel like we're in the game there."

Dollansky then maneuvered from fifth to fourth place in his heat race, which locked the Big Game Treestands car into the 20-lap feature in the fifth starting position.

"Early in the feature we were tight and just trying to maintain," he said. "Toward the end of the race our car came in and was better. I feel like we learned some things there to be a little stronger to start the race, but yet still be there at the end. Really we're just working with some things with our program to figure out where our best foot is going to be."

Dollansky's third-place finish marked the 10th top five of the season for the Big Game Treestands team, which will return to Knoxville Raceway this Sunday for the Capitani Classic. It is one of two final points races at the half-mile track and last year saw more than 80 competitors.

"It's as strong as anywhere in the country," Dollansky said. "Having everyone race for 24 spots in the A Main, it's a tough field. It helps to see where you're at."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 5 wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Capitani Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

Aggressive Hydraulics: http://www.AggressiveHydraulics.com

MobileStar: http://www.MobileStar.us/mobilestarwebsite

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

Dover Wins Hutchinson Grand Nationals For Second Straight Season

Inside Line Promotions - HUTCHINSON, Kan. (July 30, 2014) - Jack Dover capped his weekend with a wild flip following his second straight Hutchinson Grand Nationals triumph.

"The track was so rough I think it broke some bolts in the front end," he said. "After taking the checkered flag I went into turn one and the right front bolt in the steering arm broke. I hit the brakes so hard the pedal was wedged into the frame. I hit the wall and it flipped once and landed upright."

Although Dover ended with a damaged frame and a variety of bent or broken parts, his weekend had been stellar up to that point.

Dover charged from fourth to win his heat race with the Nebraska 360 Sprints at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, last Thursday. That gave him the most points of any driver and a trip to the feature redraw, where he pulled the second-highest number - seven - to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"I got up to second about five laps in and then the track started taking rubber around halfway," he said. "It was around the bottom. We got on the leader's bumper one time, but there was no way I could pass."

Dover settled for the runner-up result.

The team ventured to the Kansas State Fairgrounds on Friday to kick off the 58th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals doubleheader.

Unfortunately, Dover was unable to finish his heat race after a bolt broke in the birdcage on the last lap. That started him last in the 12-lap main event.

"I pretty much just picked them off one by one," he said. "About halfway it started taking rubber and it was pretty much get in line. I knew I had to do something so I was going above the guys and carrying my speed further into the corners."

Dover maneuvered from 15th to earn a fifth-place finish, which lined him up on the inside of the third row for Saturday's $3,000-to-win NCRA feature.

"At the beginning we were hanging out in fourth," he said. "As the race went on my car got a little better. Some yellows helped us out. We had just passed for third and the leader broke. That put us second on the last restart. They had an open red and I tuned on the car a little bit to make it better. I ran the bottom of the track the rest of the race."

Dover capitalized on the opportunity following the open red just after the midpoint of the race.

"I was running the bottom in turns one and two because I felt a little bit of rubber down there," he said. "Finally I caught up to the leader enough to beat him off the corner of two."

Dover took over the top spot with a handful of laps remaining and he cruised to his 11th feature victory of the season.

The team is slated to tackle the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa this weekend. Dover's preliminary night is slated for Friday with Saturday's finale paying $10,000 to win.

Dover will also race on Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (7).

July 25 - Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan. - Heat race: 8 (7); Feature: 5 (15).

July 26 - Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan. - Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 11 wins, 19 top fives, 22 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals; and Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackdoverracing?fref=ts

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Certified Transmission

Certified Transmission is one of the largest independent manufactured transmission repair and remanufacturing facilities in the country. Established in 1979, Certified Transmission has 13 retail stores in four states. For more information, visit http://www.CertifiedTransmission.com.

"Certified Transmission has been a great sponsor the last few years in helping build Jack Dover Racing," Dover said. "On top of their support for the race team, Certified Transmission put a transmission in my personal truck a couple of years ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since."

Dover would also like to thank Home Pride Companies Inc., Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., The Oil Medics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings and True Trucking for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail teamdover@gmail.com.

 

 

Sprint Car Drivers and Teams Band Together to Create the Renegade Sprints

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (July 30, 2014) - Sprint car drivers and teams have come together to establish the Renegade Sprints, which will make its debut later this season.

The 410ci series will compete in approximately 50 races each year throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. Details on a points fund and race payout are in the works, but Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms expects each race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

"The most important thing is that a group of drivers in this area have decided to band together to form a new series," Helms said. "Our desire is to do this for the fans and for the racers. We want to be able to control our own destiny, take care of the fans and grow the sport."

Approximately a dozen drivers have committed to running the series, including former All Star Circuit of Champions title winners Tim Shaffer, Greg Wilson and Chad Kemenah.

The officers for the series are Helms, Rob Hunter and Larry Helms, who will also serve as the competition director.

"My dad has been racing his whole life," Shane Helms said. "He'll be the main honcho on race day to make sure everything is flowing right."

In addition to the officers, drivers will be elected to a board that will set up and enforce rules, work on the schedule and deal with the everyday circumstances of operating a sprint car series.

Stay tuned for additional details about the committed drivers, schedule, purse and more.

NEXT EVENT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

E-mail: RenegadeSprints@yahoo.com

RENEGADE SPRINTS -

The Renegade Sprints is a new 410ci sprint car series with approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Takes on the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — July 30, 2014 — The Ironman 55 is always a challenging event for drivers, with 55 laps around the lightning fast, high-banked bullring at Federated Auto Parts at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri. Throw in the traditional summer heat and humidity of the St. Louis area and every fiber of a driver, their car and team is tested. Kraig Kinser enjoys such challenges as he travels the country with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competing 80-plus times a season.

The Monroe Shocks and Struts Prelude to the Ironman is set for Friday, August 1 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. The Federated Auto Parts & Batteries Ironman 55 Presented by Walker will hit the track on Saturday, August 2.

“Pevely is a track that has always been a lot of fun to race at,” said Kinser, who drives the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. “It’s a tight bullring, but with the banking you also carry quite a bit of speed and momentum around there. We were pretty good there the first time this year, but it’s always a bit different going back in the heat of the summer.”

Kinser has made one start at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 this season, finishing eighth on April 26. He opened the event as the 12th-fastest driver in time trials and won the third heat race to earn a spot in the dash. A seventh-place finish in the dash put him on the inside of the fourth row for the 40-lap A-Feature.

Last season, the opening night of the Ironman 55 was rained out, thus making the event a single-night contest. Kinser finished 12th in what is the longest race of the season for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. He opened the night as the 13th-fastest driver in time trials of the 34 entries. He started on the pole of the first heat race and finished second, which put him in the dash. He lined up eighth in that six-lap contest and crossed the line seventh.

“The Ironman is a fantastic event,” Kinser said. “I like the longer races and 55 laps is a great number there. You always hope the race runs straight through without too many cautions, so you don't have to have a stop during it. Coming off the short tracks we can up in Canada should help and we were pretty good most of the nights up there and had some good speed.”

Kinser was victorious at Pevely with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in 2005. He has a total of nine career top-10 finishes with the series at the high-banked bullring, with five of those being top-five performances. Kinser has finished eighth or better in five of his last six starts at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

The native of Bloomington, Indiana, most recently competed in a trio of races north of the border in Canada. He finished fifth at Cornwall Motor Speedway, was 14th at Autodrome Drummond and came home 24th at Ohsweken Speedway, after getting caught up in an opening lap incident. Kinser heads to the Ironman 55 ninth in points with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 0.33- Miles around Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 2- Nights of racing that comprise the Ironman 55 weekend 3- Total nights of racing for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the track in 2014 4- Consecutive top-10 finishes at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 5- Career top-five finishes at Pevely 9- Career top-10 finishes at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 10.189- Track record at I-55 12- Average finish in 19 main events starts at Pevely 19- Main event starts with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 20- Top-10 finishes this season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 30- Laps scheduled for the main event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Friday, August 1 55- Laps in the Ironman 55 on Saturday, August 2 740- Miles from Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, where the World of Outlaws raced on July 29 to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri 2001- Year of first start at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 2005- Year of first win at Pevely 2009- Year of the first Ironman 55 ­­­­­6972- Points earned this season through July 29

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

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SALDANA AIMS FOR SECOND I-55 IRONMAN TITLE

PEVELY, Mo. (July 30, 2014) – The Ironman 55: the most grueling race on the World of Outlaws circuit is on tap this weekend, Aug. 1-2. The $20,000 winner’s share will go to the competitor who can best master 55 laps on the 1/3-mile high banks of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Saturday night.

Friday, Aug. 1 is the Prelude to the Ironman 55, an event challenging in its own right that gives the winged sprint car drivers and teams a shot at mastering their set ups, tune-ups and driving skills for Saturday’s longest race of the season.

Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, is a three-time winner at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, including the inaugural Ironman event in 2009.

“Despite the fact that the Ironman is physically and mentally exhausting, it’s a race I look forward to each year,” said Saldana. “It’s demanding on everything including your car and your crew. This is probably one of the raciest tracks as well so there is never a shortage of action. As a driver, you need to also preserve your tires for the distance and watch for carnage that is certain to be a factor in a race of this caliber.”

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is owned by Kenny Schrader and groomed to perfection by co-promoter Ray Marler.

Besides a check for $20,000, the winner of the Ironman receives a 55-pound dumbbell trophy. An exhausted driver will be challenged to raise the dumbbell high in celebration.

Last year’s Prelude to the Ironman 55 was rained out, and the Motter team finished ninth in the Ironman 55.

“We’ve won this race before so we know what it takes to put 55 solid laps together,” said the Brownsburg Bullet. “Besides all the preparation, you also need to have Lady Luck riding on your side. Our team is aiming for the top.”

 

 

From the Bullring to Belleville for URSS This Weekend

From one extreme to the other awaits the United Rebel Sprint Series this weekend as they start their weekend out on Friday night at the ¼ mile “Bullring” aka, Rush CO Speedway in Lacrosse Ks for the 5th Annual Bullring Nationals. Then the Rebels load up and head to the blazing fast ½ mile Belleville High Banks in Belleville KS for the 3rd Annual URSS 305 Nationals. Each race is a URSS National points Show along with Kansas and Colorado regional points and a big payday as it pays $1000 to win in Lacrosse and $2000 to win at Belleville.

Last years Bullring Nationals champion, Jared Kern, just came off a big win last Friday night in Dodge City and will look to repeat on last years big win. The win for Kern last year was his first in URSS competition. He will be met with a herd of strong competitors as 14 different drivers have won features this year in the 19 races run. Current points leader Jake Bubak is the only driver to repeat this year and just won his fifth feature last weekend in Hugoton.

The always well prepped ¼ mile Bullring has in the past been one of the most exciting races of the year with many last lap passes for the win and non stop action throughout the field. Racing starts at 7pm.

From the Bullring the Rebels head Saturday to the worlds fastest ½ mile at the Belleville High Banks in Belleville KS and are the support class for the 37th Annual Belleville Midget Nationals.

Last years winner Brian Herbert will have to fend off a strong field if he wants to repeat his last years performance as many of the top drivers are expected to make the haul. Last year Herbert broke Luke Cranstons streak of 5 wins in a row at the big ½ mile and is still considered the man to beat although many others including Jake Bubak, Zach Blurton, Steven Richardson, Zac Taylor, Ty Williams, Keefe Hemel, Jeremy Huish, Ned Werner and a host of other drivers will be vying for the $2000 winners share and the coveted Belleville Nationals Championship.

The URSS is well known at Belleville as they are always a fan favorite with lots of close side by side high speed action and it all starts at 7pm.

For those who cannot attend be sure to fire up the computer both nights and listen to all the action live on racinboys.com

 

 

Morgan Turpen

Cordova, TN – July 30, 2014 – Morgan and her WesMar powered #10m were back in action as the team headed to South Carolina for a double-header weekend at the Anderson Motor Speedway for the United Sprint Car Series Filtercharged by K&N Summer Nationals.

Fifteen cars signed in for night one in The Palmetto State, setting a blistering pace around the semi-banked 3/8ths mile oval. Morgan would turn in the 4th fastest time of the evening in Qualifying.

Morgan was scheduled to start 4th in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. However, the event was postponed due to time constraints and was made up during Saturday’s racing program.

Heat races were up next, contested solely as an exhibition for the fans, as qualifying would set the Feature lineup. Morgan started on the pole of the Engler Machine & Tool First Heat, dueling with teammate Terry Gray and eventually Prelim Feature winner Joey Aguilar for the top spot. She would settle for 3rd when the checkered flag flew.

The Feature lineup would be shuffled with the invert redraw, seeding Morgan into the 4th starting position after a zero invert was pulled. The 25- lap Prelim Feature was slowed twice as the caution flew first for the stopped car of Dave Thorman in turn four in the mid-stages of the event. The second caution flew shortly after the ensuing restart as Johnny Bridges, who tangled with the lapped car of Tim Perry on lap 13 while chasing Aguilar for the top spot, bringing out the race's final caution.

The final 12 laps would see Morgan would streak to the checkered behind Aguilar and Gray, bringing home 3rd place to end night one, while being rewarded with the K&N Filters Podium Award for her efforts.

Night two found all of the fifteen competitors returning to do battle for the Summer Nationals finale.

After Qualifying, the first make-up Hoosier Tire Fast Dash, originally scheduled for Friday’s program, was contested, with Morgan finishing 2nd to Teammate Terry Gray. Next up was Saturday’s Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, which Morgan won in dominating fashion.

Next up were the USCS heats, in which Morgan continued her winning ways, taking the checkered first in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat.

The 40-lap USCS Summer Nationals A-Feature would find Morgan rolling off 3rd on the grid. The race was halted once, when Morgan’s teammate, Terry Gray slowed down the backstretch with overheating issues.

Night one winner Joey Aguilar continued his dominance, sweeping the weekend, with Morgan settling for 4th position as the race drew to a close.

Although the end result was disappointing by Morgan’s standards, she once again showed she is a serious contender for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Points Championship, coming into the weekend trailing Gray by just one single point.

Next up for Morgan is the two-night USCS show at the Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS, for the Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic on August 1st and 2nd!

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Three-time Champ Looks for Four this Week!

(Bill W) July 29, 2014 – Three-time 360 Nationals champion, Terry McCarl, will be looking for four this week at Knoxville Raceway. Sunday’s “Capitani Classic” looms as well for the 410’s. Last week’s DNF still sees the Altoona, Iowa driver atop the 410 point standings heading into Sunday. An ignition problem was the culprit. TMAC followed that up with a top five finish with the All Stars at Huset’s Speedway.

Things started last Wednesday when Illinois Speedweek kicked off for the MOWA Series at Highland Speedway. TMAC was aboard the Jimmy Davies #99. He drover from sixth to fourth in a stacked heat. “It was a tiny racetrack, and not really our forte,” he says of Highland. “It was a different car than we had been driving for Jimmy. This was a J&J instead of the Maxim we’ve been running with the 360. We did o.k. We were able to get qualified for the feature.”

He would start the main event in row seven. “It got slick like we knew it would,” says TMAC. “We may not have been as tight as we needed to be, but at some point, we got a hole in the right rear tire too. It got tough to drive, but it could have been worse. We salvaged eleventh out of it and moved on to Granite City.”

The heat draw went better at Granite City on Thursday, as TMAC drew outside row one. But the pole-sitter proved to be an issue. “I didn’t quite have the handle yet that I needed,” he says. “Tony Stewart was on the pole, and he got a good jump on me. We weren’t really fast enough to hang with him to be honest. We made some changes for the feature and kept an eye on the racetrack.”

Starting tenth, TMAC moved up five spots, including a pass of Stewart, to checker fifth in the feature. “I was happy with what we did to the car,” he says. “We came to a conclusion that worked. We got up to fifth pretty quickly. At that point, about ten laps in, it laid rubber. We were reeling in fourth, but unfortunately, at that point, we had to get in line and save the tires in case someone blew a tire or made a mistake. I wasn’t really happy about where we finished, but I was really happy with how we finished.”

After a rainout in Jacksonville, Illinois Friday, the TMAC Motorsports #24 team was ready for action at Knoxville on Saturday. TMAC registered the second quick time of the night, but for the first time this year, failed to lock himself into the feature in the heat race. “The track has been heavy lately,” he says. “We got a good start in the heat (starting sixth), but another guy crowded me pretty hard and we got over the cushion. We actually fell back to seventh. We were able to get back to sixth and almost got the fifth place guy at the line, but we didn’t. It was unfortunate.”

The B main was stacked, with over 220 Knoxville feature wins represented. TMAC would come home second. “We won the start, but as the race went on, we got slower and slower,” he says. “In retrospect, it makes sense. We’ve been qualifying well, but the motor hasn’t been quite up to par as the night goes on.”

Early on in the main event, it was apparent things weren’t right as TMAC started 22nd in the field. “In the feature, the MSD box conked out on us,” he says. “We had sent it back twice to get worked on in the last six months. The last few weeks, it just hasn’t been working up to potential. When the motor gets hot, it hasn’t run well.”

TMAC has thought maybe it was the number of races he had on his engine that was causing the loss in power, but not so. Saturday, he feared the worst. “I thought we had blown the engine, which would be uncharacteristic for Rider engines,” he says. “After the feature, we decided to put a different (ignition) box in, and it fired right up. We ran it in Sioux Falls Sunday and it ran great. It’s unfortunate it happened, but there wasn’t anything that anyone did. It was just a racing deal.”

With the new box in place, things went well at Huset’s with the All Stars on Sunday. “The car felt awesome hot-lapping and we were third quick,” says TMAC. “To be honest, I turned some bad laps. When your motor isn’t running right, you start to do some goofy things with the car. Once your motor is running right, you realize your car is screwed up.”

TMAC would start and finish fourth in his heat. “You go out in the heat, and the top two make the Dash,” he says. “We were in the wrong spot on the start. When we were fourth the first couple laps, I kind of settled in. With the All Stars, you run the same tire all night, so you want to save it.”

Starting seventh in the feature, it didn’t take long for him to get into the top five. “I had a great car,” says TMAC. “I drove right up to fifth in a few laps. I was all over the guys in front of me, but the groove ended up being around the top, and it ended up laying a little rubber up there. It was difficult to pass. We weren’t happy with fifth, but we did the best we could.”

Friday will be TMAC’s qualifying night for the 360 Nationals. “I’m happy with the team going in,” he says. “I’m looking forward to driving Jeremy Scadden’s #6 at Knoxville. He’ll have a fresh John Singer racing engine for us to run. We’re also looking forward to driving the #24 on Sunday in the ‘Capitani Classic’ as well.”

To check out opportunities to partner with TMAC Motorsports on a nightly basis, visit www.TerryMcCarl.com or call 515 957-0020!

Front Row Challenge Tickets on Sale!

The 19th Annual Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company will be held Monday, August 4 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Tickets are now on sale! For more information, call Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC at 515 957-0020. For further information, stay tuned to www.OskyChallenges.com !

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

Driverwebsites.com develops the websites for the McCarl boys. Check out www.TerryMcCarl.com , as well as www.AustinMcCarl.com and www.CarsonMcCarl.com !

This Month in TMAC History!

On July 21, 2007, the famous “Wave” incident occurred. While passing Donny Schatz late in the race at K-C Raceway (now Atomic Speedway) in Ohio, TMAC’s “wave” was caught on the ESPN2 cameras. After starting outside the fourth row, he won the World of Outlaws event over Schatz, Chad Kemenah, Rob Chaney and Daryn Pittman.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

"Tuesdays with TMAC" is an up close and personal look at colorful sprint car veteran Terry McCarl. To receive "Tuesdays with TMAC", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with "TMAC" in the subject line.

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com , DeBerg Concrete, Colin Bulmer – Bayaire Industries, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Ryan Yager Trucking, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, T&P Brothers, Winters, DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Jocko's Sprint Parts, Sander, Brown and Miller, Pro Shocks, Ben Cook, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Van Der Brink Trucking, Van Der Brink Designs, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Buttman BBQ, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, Justice Brothers, KSE Steering, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Weiland Racing, Butlerbuilt, PBS Bushings and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Special Night at River Cities!

(Bill W) July 30, 2014 – It was a special night for “Dynamite” Mark Dobmeier and the Lunstra/Dobmeier #13 team on Friday. Not only did Mark pick up his eighth win of the season, his father Mike was inducted into the River Cities Speedway Hall of Fame. His win came with a 360 that the team is shaking down for the Knoxville 360 Nationals this week. A fourth place finish at Knoxville and a second place run with the All Stars at Huset’s capped off the weekend.

Despite running the smaller motor against the 410’s, it was business as usual on Friday in Grand Forks. Starting in row four of the heat, Mark marched up to second. “We ran the 360 to get ready for the 360 Nationals this week,” he says. “The heat race was pretty strong.”

Starting eighth in the feature, it took little time for Mark to charge to the point. “We found a nice hole there through traffic and I think we had the lead on the first or second lap,” he says. “We were able to take off from there. There were a lot of cautions and reds, but we were finally able to get the race in and be victorious.”

In addition, he saw his father Mike, a former driver and Mark’s longtime car owner inducted into the Hall of Fame. “That made everything extra special,” says Mark. “It was pretty nice to see him recognized and win the feature all in the same night.”

On Saturday, the trip to Knoxville was a good one. After qualifying ninth and running third in his heat amongst the stoutest field yet this year at the half-mile, Mark lined up fourth for the feature. “We were happy to take home a fourth place finish,” he says of his run. “We’ve been changing a lot of things at Knoxville. We’re finding some speed, but we’re still not quite where we need to be. We’re a heck of a lot closer than where we were at earlier.”

Mark registered quick time with the All Stars at Huset’s on Sunday. After placing second (from fourth) in his heat and third in the Dash, he lined up inside row two for the main event. “We started right behind Rico (Abreu),” he says. “He and Brady Bacon got out front, and they were setting a blistering pace. I was able to stay right on their bumper, but we were all so fast around the cushion. There wasn’t much of a bottom to gain any ground on them.”

Traffic gave him an opportunity. “When we got into the lapped cars, Brady went to the bottom, and Rico and I slipped around the top on him,” says Mark. “I was chasing Rico then. I passed him at one point, and the yellow flag came out. After that, I chased him pretty much. I made one slidejob attempt, but he was able to drive around the top of me. I think we were both the same speed…I just needed help from a lapped car or something.”

The team will qualify Friday night at the 360 Nationals. Saturday will be the finale, and Sunday will be the 410 “Capitani Classic” at Knoxville. “We’re ready to go,” says Mark. “That’s why we ran the 360 Friday night. We were one spot out of the A last year. We blew our motor while we were running third in our qualifying night last year. That kind of killed us in the points. We’ll see what we can do this year!”

The Lunstra/Dobmeier team would like to thank Senske and Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Sioux Falls Ford, Steffe’s Auctioneers, Dammer Trucking, ACME Tool, Strong Box and Tire Boss for all their help!

 

 

360 Knoxville Nationals Ready to Take the Green Flag

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - July 30, 2014


Starting tomorrow, fans will see the best 360 sprint car drivers from all over the world converge on the historic Marion County Fairgrounds and the Knoxville Raceway. The Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals will be held this Thursday, July 31st through Saturday, August 2nd. The field of 102 cars will be split into two qualifying nights earning points every time they hit the track. The top points drivers from the qualifying nights will fill out the field. Points acquired from the qualifying night events will determine how the lineups are set for the 24th annual 360 Nationals.

The field is very deep this year with the top local Knoxville talent, ASCS National competitors and many invaders all vying for the $10,000 payday and a chance to be a Knoxville Nationals Champion.

Knoxville Raceway General Manager Brian Stickel has been preparing everything for fans and drivers for the 360 and 410 Knoxville Nationals. There is a fresh coat of white paint on the iconic fence and a beautiful High Definition video board has replaced the old video screen in turns 3 and 4.

"I have never been this excited about a Knoxville Nationals event," Stickel said. "It's the upgrades to the fan experience, the great fans we have and the unbelievable talent of drivers entered this year that creates the whole package. I couldn't be more proud of everyone involved at the Knoxville Raceway and the Marion County Fair Board. The time and effort that goes into putting on an event like this is extraordinary. We are ready for the best 10 days of racing anywhere in the world."

About Knoxville Raceway
The Knoxville Nationals and Knoxville 360 Nationals draw nearly 100,000 sprint car fans to witness the most prestigious and largest dirt track races in the world in early August. The Nationals combine racing with a cultural festival featuring parades, live music, camping, and expositions.
This August 6th - 9th more than 100 drivers will compete for a nearly million-dollar purse and the esteemed title of 2014 Knoxville Nationals Champion. More information available at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
360 Knoxville Nationals entry list
THURSDAY NIGHT
1 Justin Henderson - Tea, SD
1J Danny Jennings - Norman, OK
1M Danny Lasoski - Dover, MO
2K Kevin Ingle - Huron, SD
2M Matt Moro - Polk City, IA
3 Nate Van Haaften - Otley, IA
3H Brandon Hanks - Burlison, TN (R)
3P Sawyer Phillips - Pleasantville, IA (R)
4 Jon Agan - Knoxville, IA
4J Lee Grosz - Harwood, ND
4x Shawn Petersen - Irving, TX
05 Brad Loyet - Sunset Hills, MO
5J Jamie Ball - Knoxville, IA
7K Dustin Selvage - Indianola, IA
09 Matt Juhl - Sioux Falls, SD
9JR Derek Hagar - Marion, AR
9x Jared Goerges - East Gull Lake, MN
10H Danny Holtgraver - Pittsburgh, PA
10v Calvin Landis - Knoxville, IA
12m James Mosher - Albuquerque, NM (R)
14R Andy Gregg - Placerville, CA (R)
17wx Cole Wood - Auburn, CA
18 Tony Bruce, Jr. - Owasso, OK
18R Ryan Roberts - Aurora, NE
20 Casey Friedrichsen - Arthur, IA
20K Thomas Kennedy - Winnipeg, MB, Can.
21R Ryan Kitchen - Lincoln, NE (R)
22H Randy Hannagan - Pittsboro, IN
23KS Steve Block - Splendora, TX (R)
26 Tayler Malsam - Seattle, WA
27 Carson McCarl - Altoona, IA
27B Patrick Bourke - Gypsum, CO
28 Jonathan Cornell - Sedalia, MO
29 Russ Hall - Pleasant Hill, IA
33 Alan Zoutte - Knoxville, IA
33V Mike Van Haaften - Pella, IA (R)
35L Cody Ledger - Omaha, NE
41 Jason Johnson - Rocky Mount, MO
44 Chris Martin - Ankeny, IA
45x Johnny Herrera - Albuquerque, NM
47 Brant O'Banion - Sioux Falls, SD
53 Joe Beaver - Knoxville, IA
56 Davey Heskin - St. Michael, MN
71 Kevin Swindell - Bartlett, TN
83 Dave Getchell - Sperry, IA (R)
87 Aaron Reutzel - Clute, TX
90 Randi Miller - Rapid City, SD
93 Derrik Lusk - Jackson, MN
95 Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK
99 Brady Bacon - Broken Arrow, OK

FRIDAY NIGHT
01 TBA

1 Sammy Swindell
1A Kevin Ramey - Fort Worth, TX
1B Sheldon Haudenschild - Wooster, OH
1H Sean McClelland - Claremore, OK
3A Billy Alley - Bennet, NE
4c Tyler Courtney - Indianapolis, IN
5H Chase Johnson - Penngrove, CA (R)
5x Jason Martin - Lincoln, NE
6 Terry McCarl - Altoona, IA
7 Kaley Gharst - Decatur, IL
7TAZ Tasker Phillips - Pleasantville, IA
9 Rager Phillips - Pleasantville, IA
9W Jac Haudenschild - Wooster, OH
10 Alan Ambers - Knoxville, IA
12 Tyler Drueke - Eagle, NE
13 Mark Dobmeier - Grand Forks, ND
13V Seth Brahmer - Norfolk, NE
14 Brooke Tatnell - Sans Souci, NSW Aust.
14S Jarrod Schneiderman - West Burlington, IA
15H Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - Sunnyvale, TX
17 Josh Baughman - Odessa, TX
17w Harli White - Lindsay, OK (R)
17x Blake Hahn - Sapulpa, OK
18M Ian Madsen - St. Marys, NSW, Aust.
19 Paige Polyak - Tiffin, OH (R)
20G Chris Graf - Glencoe, MN (R)
21 Brian Brown - Grain Valley, MO
21K Lou Kennedy - Winnipeg, MB Can.
21x Devin Friedrichsen - Arthur, IA (R)
21xm Joey Moughan - Springfield, IL
22 Tony Shilling - Knoxville, IA
23 Seth Bergman - Snohomish, WA
23K Rob Kubli - Milo, IA
25 Dylan Peterson - Sioux Falls, SD
33A Austin Alumbaugh - Higginsville, MO
39c Travis Rilat - Forney, TX
40 Clint Garner - Sioux Falls, SD
41P Jeff Carlson - Wayne, NE
45 Tim Shaffer - Aliquippa, PA
53D Jack Dover - Springfield, NE
55 Trey Starks - Puyallup, WA
72 Phil Dietz - Laurel, MT (R)
77x Wayne Johnson - Knoxville, IA
81A Chris Morgan - Topeka, KS
81w Danny Wood - Norman, OK
82 Bronson Maeschen- Pleasantville, IA
89 Robbie Stillwaggon - Burlington, NJ
91 Dusty Zomer - Sioux Falls, SD
94 Jeff Swindell - Bartlett, TN
99D Bill Balog - Union Grove, WI (R)
99T Andrew Turley - Sedalia, MO (R)

 

 

Kaeding Picks Up Second Win of Season and Locks Into Johnny Key Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- After picking up his first win of the 2014 season, and first win with Williams Motorsports, at the Ocean Speedway two weeks ago, Bud Kaeding returned to the track on Friday night and picked up his second win of the season as he defeated the Taco Bravo Sprints, and locked himself into August’s Johnny Key Classic.

“That was a heckuva race,” Kaeding said. “I have to give the track prep crew some props on giving us an awesome track, and all of my Williams Motorsports guys for giving me a great racecar.”

With 23 cars on hand, Kaeding timed his Alviso Rock/BZE/Kaeding Performance entry in 11th fastest, putting himself on the front row of his heat race.

Picking up the win, Kaeding earned a spot in the Top-Eight redraw, and pulling the one pill, Kaeding put his Maxima Racing Oils/K&N/Factory Kahne Shocks entry on the pole for the 30-lap bout.

Jumping out to the early lead, Kaeding soon felt pressure by the way of Justin Sanders. The duo hooked up in a crowd thrilling battle, as they exchanged countless slidejobs as they battled for the point.

With Kaeding continuing to officially lead each lap, it was Sanders who was the official leader of the 23rd lap, before the caution flew, giving him the lead for the double-file restart.

When the green lights flashed, Kaeding was hard on the throttle, and jumped into the lead, and went on to put his Weld Wheels/Brown and Miller/NGK Spark Plugs backed machine in victory lane for the second tie of the 2014 season.

“I want to give a big thanks to Morrie and Katie Williams, and everyone at Williams Motorsports for giving me the opportunity to drive this car,” Kaeding added. “We are locked into the Johnny Key now, and that is a race we really want to win.”

ON TAP: Kaeding and the Williams Motorsports team will be in action at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night before heading back to the Knoxville Raceway for the Knoxville Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: For all of the latest news on Bud Kaeding, follow him on Twitter @bud_kaeding.

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Reutzel Ready to Contend for Knoxville 360 Nationals Crown!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 30, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel is in the midst of what could ultimately rank as the best year yet of his young Sprint Car racing career.

And little would validate that more than a strong outing in this weekend’s 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply Knoxville 360 Nationals atop Iowa’s storied ½-mile Knoxville Raceway clay oval at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

Riding a season-long wave of momentum that continues to build including six feature wins among 21 top-fives and 30 top-tens in 40 starts, the Clute, TX, racer rides into Knoxville with new horsepower and a new sponsor on the familiar No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car.

Following an idle weekend, Reutzel will plug a fresh Scott Baylor Racing Engines of Fort Worth, TX, bullet into the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports machine for this weekend’s Knoxville 360 Nationals.

With Scott Baylor Racing Engines now providing the ASCS National Tour contender with fresh horsepower, Reutzel also welcomes Basic One Services as a new sponsor.

“I’m proud of the way this team has come together and performed this year, teaming with Baylor Racing Engines and partnering with Basic One Services is just one more piece to make this a legitimate championship-caliber team,” Reutzel commented. “It just bolsters the support that Bob and Christie Miller and all of our marketing partners have given us thus far to make it an even stronger team.”

Ranked fifth on the Lucas Oil ASCS National trail with 12 top-tens in the last 13 series events including seven top-fives, strengthening a team that is already building momentum doesn’t bode well for the competition.

Set for qualifying action aboard the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine during the Thursday portion of the Knoxville 360 Nationals that has attracted approximately 100 entries, Reutzel is in the best position yet to successfully take on the ½-mile oval that he has seen limited action on.

“I’ve been to the 360 Nationals twice before and neither time the engine would run right,” Reutzel commented. “That won’t be an issue this time.”

Reutzel points to time-trial qualifying as a key component of a successful Knoxville 360 Nationals. “Those two laps can make or break your entire weekend,” he says. “The last time I qualified was the last time I was here in 2012, so I just have to lay down a good lap and go from there.”

With the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine performing extremely well in previous big-track starts this season, Reutzel and crew member Ryan Beechler like their chances going into this weekend.

“Our goal is to at the very least be in the top ten,” Reutzel says. “And if we have the car working really well and we’re in that top five range, we really have a good shot to win this thing.”

A $10,000 triumph it would be. And it would be the first Knoxville 360 Nationals trophy to go back to Texas since Hall-of-Famer Gary Wright took it back to the Lone Star State way back in 1998.

2014 Quick Stats: 40 races, 6 “A” Main wins, 21 top-fives, 30 top-tens.

Up Next: Knoxville 360 Nationals qualifying action on Thursday followed up by championship feature events on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Hat Trick Weekend!!
Bristol, WI – July 30, 2014. Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports team packed their bags and headed north for the weekend for a triple-header in Northern Wisconsin. Friday night the team headed to Antigo, WI to the Langlade County Fairgrounds for their “Fair Race” on the blazing fast half-mile. The night started off with Bill laying down the 3rd fastest time of the twenty-six cars on hand setting him up with a 6th place starting position in the heat race. Bill would advance two spots in the heat race transferring him into the feature where he would line up in the 6th starting position. Bill would methodically make his way forward soon finding himself in the 2nd position chasing leader Steve Meyer. Caution would fly near the halfway point allowing Bill to restart on the leader’s bumper. On the restart, Bill would go to the top of the track, but would bobble on the cushion allowing Mike Reinke past and dropping Bill to 3rd. A couple laps later, Reinke would get over the cushion allowing Bill back by into 2nd with his eyes on the leader. As the laps wound down Bill would close back in on Meyer. On Lap eighteen, the lead pair would close in on a lap car heading into turn three. Meyer dove to the bottom of the track below the lapper and Bill would take the high line through three and four. With the momentum Bill would make it by Meyer and the lap car into the lead as the white flag flew. Bill would pilot the 17B around the half-mile one last time to the checkered flag picking up his 6th win on 2014 over Meyer and Reinke.
Bill and the team headed further north on Saturday as they headed to the third-mile facility of the ABC Raceway in Ashland, WI. The team was greeted with an uncharacteristic dry slick track, but with weather on the horizon, track officials and the teams continued on with no further track prep to get the show in for the fans. Bill would be the fastest qualifier of the twenty-five cars on hand setting himself up with a 6th place starting position in the heat race. Bill made his way into the 2nd position about half way through the ten lap heat race, but was too far back to make a challenge for the lead as the leader had opened a huge lead. Bill would draw the #3 pill for the feature invert setting him up with a 6th place starting spot in the feature. Bill would make his way forward into the 2nd position within a few laps and would chase 3rd place starter Travis Whitney. The two would battle on several occasions, but Whitney would come out on top each time. Caution would fly with four laps to go setting up a four lap dash to the finish. On the restart, Bill would power around the #16 machine and into the lead, but before a lap was complete caution would fly again as Whitney spun around in turn four. The final four laps went non-stop with Bill cruising to his second win of the weekend and 7th overall in 2014 over Scotty Thiel and Scott Uttech.
The weekend wrapped up on Sunday as the team headed to Jim Falls, WI to the Eagle Valley Raceway. Bill would qualify 4th fastest of the 25 cars on hand at the three-eighths mile oval setting him up with a 5th place starting position in the heat race. At the drop of the green, Bill would guide the 17B sprinter to the bottom of the track the first few circuits and into the lead where he continue and pick up the heat race victory. Fast qualifier Brooke Tatnell would draw the #2 pill lining up the four fastest qualifiers in the front two rows with Bill leading the way as he would start on the pole. When the green dropped Bill would get the jump over 2nd starting Mike Reinke as the pair headed through turns one and two. The leaders would set a blistering pace throughout out the twenty-five laps with only one slow down. Reinke would challenge Bill on a couple occasions as the pair worked through lap traffic, but Bill held the upper-hand and raced under the checkers for the weekend sweep and 8th win of 2014 over Reinke and Travis Whitney.
Bill will vacate the seat of the 17B sprinter this weekend as he will head to Knoxville, IA to the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” of the Knoxville Raceway for the 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals. Bill will be piloting the Jimmy Davies #99 sprinter that he piloted just a few weeks ago in Sprint Invader competition. Bill and the Davies Racing team will qualify on Friday and the championship will be on Saturday. On Monday, August 4th, Bill will be aboard the Davies #99 again, this time at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA for the Front Row Challenge. After that Bill will be back in the familiar 17B sprinter for the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals from August 6th through the 9th. Bill and the B2 Motorsports team will take to the track for qualifying on Thursday night.
Following all the action in Iowa, the team will return to the track with the Interstate Racing Association as they return to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI on August 15th and 16th for the Kenosha County Fair Races. Then on Sunday, the IRA will return to the Seymour Speedway in Seymour, WI for the first time since 2008.
Bill and the B2 Motorsports Team would also like to thank our continued supporters/sponsors including: Buesser Concrete, Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta, XYZ Machining, JR’s Contraptions, Maxim Chassis, Hepfner Racing Products, Gleason Equipment, Super Shox, Xtreme Stainless, Stumble Inn Bar and Grill, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Auto Meter, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Astro Titanium, DMI, Race Gear X, Vaportrail Clothing, Allstar Performance, Competition Driveline Service, BLZ, and Outerwears.
Stay up to date with what is going on with Bill and the B2 Motorsports team by checking out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports. Schedule changes, rain outs, and race updates are posted on the Facebook page as they happen. Also remember to check out Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports Team by visiting www.billbalog.com for driver and crew bios, our schedule, pictures, videos, and to sign our guestbook if you’d like to.

 

Sprint Car World Gearing Up for Front Row Challenge!

(Bill W) July 29, 2014 – The excitement is at a fever pitch for the 19th Annual Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company! The event will be held Monday, August 4, at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa as part of the 13th Annual Cox Design Iowa Speedweek.

Some of the best drivers in the country are expected to battle for one of the most prestigious titles in sprint car racing! Not only will the winner go down in history and take home the prized Front Row Challenge championship belt, drivers will be shooting for a number of awards and contingencies. Heat prizes include items from Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, Vortex Racing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, www.TheSnowPlow.com and Jocko’s Sprint Parts.

Don Long of Searsboro Telephone Company has put up $300 for the highest finishing 360 driver from the Knoxville Raceway. In addition, Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Nebraska has put up $300 for the highest finishing driver representing the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series. The Sprint Invaders Association has also put up $200 for the highest finishing driver from their organization. Oklahoma’s John Lemon will again be sponsoring the $100 “Hard Luck Award”. The Hard-charger in the main event will receive a power steering pump from KSE.

One of the more popular awards is the Mechanic of the Race. Again, on the line will be the 3/8 cordless 18-volt impact set courtesy of Des Moines area Snap-On Tools franchises. Last year’s winners were Chad Morgan (Brian Brown) at the Front Row Challenge and Derrick Bye (Robert Ballou) at the Ultimate Challenge.

TK Concrete will return as the “Keith Hutton Memorial King of the Hill” challenge race. This popular event will again pit drivers against each other in one-on-one match races to earn the right for a shot at the Front Row Challenge.

Plenty of incentives await the driver accepting the Front Row Challenge. In addition to cashing a $30,000 check for coming from the back to win, the competitor will receive a Hinchman Racewear driver’s uniform worth $1,500. In addition, incentives from Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire and Vortex Wings will be available.

Last year, Tony Bruce Jr., of Owasso, Oklahoma took the challenge, and drove from the tail to fifth. His haul included $1,615 in “passing money”, Butlerbuilt seat inserts, an HRP top wing and a set of Hoosier tires.

In 2013, fifty-one drivers descended on the Front Row Challenge. ASCS National drivers, Brad Loyet, Jason Johnson, Johnny Herrera, Jeff Swindell and others will be competing at Oskaloosa. The only driver to ever take the Front Row Challenge and win, Jac “The Wild Child” Haudenschild has expressed his intentions on being at Oskaloosa on Monday. Add defending champion, Brian Brown, Belleville Nationals titlist Christopher Bell, IRA champion, Billy Balog, former Knoxville Raceway champion, Billy Alley, ASCS Midwest champ Jack Dover, Sprint Invaders champion, Russ Hall, and many more to the growing list!

Knoxville muffler rules will be in effect at the Front Row Challenge, while all other ASCS rules apply.

Tickets

Save $5 on your infield party pass tickets by purchasing at area Casey’s General Stores in Oskaloosa, Pella, Knoxville and Monroe (on Highway 163). Every ticket bought will include a $2 off coupon for Casey’s pizza. Each team participating in the event will also receive a free Casey’s pizza delivered to their pit area.

To purchase your tickets for the FRC, call Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC at 515 957-0020. Reserved grandstand seats are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Infield party passes are $20 if bought in advance, or $25 the day of the show.

To keep updated and get more information on the FRC, including historical data, ticket information, photos and more, log on to www.OskyChallenges.com!

 

 

TOP TEN FOR SALDANA AS CANADIAN SWING CONCLUDES IN OHSWEKEN

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (July 29, 2014) – The World of Outlaws Northeastern swing concluded tonight at Ohsweken Speedway.

In preliminary action, Joey Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the ninth qualifying position, lapping the 3/8-mile high bank in 13.374 seconds.

Using the World of Outlaws formula, his ninth qualifying spot would place him on the outside of the front row for the first heat. But before the drivers could tee up for the first heat, a rain storm passed over the Ohsweken Speedway delaying racing activity.

When racing activity resumed, the Outlaws drivers in the first heat lined up and polesitter Zimbardi brought them down for the green. Saldana surged to the front, taking the low line, while Donny Schatz built momentum up high. Schatz edged Saldana for the lead and Saldana tried to come back at him but couldn’t make the move. Schatz crossed the finish line first with Saldana second. Saldana would transfer to the A Main but would not make the dash.

Saldana started the 30-lap feature in the 11th position. The A Main went green briefly but the red flag came out quickly when Paul McMahan began to flip wildly between turns one and two. Also caught up in the melee were Kraig Kinser and Jason Sides. Saldana moved up to the fifth row for the restart. Another attempt to start, and a caution came out when Jason Sides came to a stop exiting turn two. The third time was the charm that sent the feature on its way with Shane Stewart leading. But with only one lap in the books, the race action slowed again for a yellow. Saldana restarted 10th. Shane Stewart took the lead this time while Schatz and McFadden fought tooth and nail, trading second and third.

Another caution with nine laps down and Saldana restarted ninth. Stewart paced the field when the green came out again, with Schatz in pursuit. On lap 19, Schatz passed Stewart for the lead, but Stewart regained the position. On lap 21, Schatz took the lead and didn’t relinquish it, making a three-race Canadian sweep. Shane Stewart finished second and James McFadden rounded out the podium. Saldana finished 10th.

Coming up this weekend is the Ironman 55. Friday, Aug.1 is the prelude to the Ironman 55 at Ken Schrader and Ray Marler’s Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. Saturday is the Outlaws’ longest and most grueling test: the Ironman’s 55 laps on the high banks.

 

 

Drivers Capitalize With BR Motorsports Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: A fleet of big races over the weekend were picked up by drivers and teams that take advantage of the array of products from BR Motorsports and King Racing Products.

During the Summer Nationals at the Skagit Speedway, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour star, Seth Bergman, used his BR Blueprinted MSD Ignition to return to his native Washington, and win the big check on Saturday night.

Rico Abreu continues to have his breakout season, and last week, the St. Helena, CA driver picked up two more wins. Using his BR Blueprinted MSD Ignition, Abreu picked up a MOWA win, and backed it up by winning with another National sanctioning body, as he won first ever All Star Circuit of Champions race, bumping his season total to 14.

On the heels of his first King of the West win two weeks ago, Bud Kaeding used his BR Blueprinted MSD Ignition to score his second win of the season, as he triumphed at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, and in doing so, locked himself into the 2014 Johnny Key Classic that takes place later this summer.

Jonathan Allard continues to hit his stride during the summer months, as he picked up his seventh win of the season, as he took top honors at the Peter Murphy Classic. Running with the King of the West season, Allard piloted his King Racing Products factory entry to his second series win of the 2014 season.

Ryan Bernal continues to own the Thunderbowl Raceway, as he picked up the 360 non wing Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday night. With King Racing Products bolted to his Phulps No. 56 entry, Bernal was again dominant on the high banked speedway.

Robert Ballou has been very strong this summer using his BR Blueprinted MSD Igntion. After scoring two Indiana Sprint Week wins last week, and finishing second in the points, Ballou came out on Friday night and picked up another win, this one coming at the Gas City I 69 Speedway in Gas City, IN.

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Tough Weekend For Chase Johnson

PETERSEN MEDIA: Chase Johnson had one of those weekends that he would soon like to forget as he prepares for his first ever Knoxville 360 Nationals.

“Thursday night we got off to a great start, but I made a terrible mistake in the first corner of the feature event and ended our night, and on Saturday at Knoxville we couldn’t seem to get any speed, and we figured out later we had some engine issues,” Johnson said.

Thursday night saw Johnson and company hit the Crawford County Speedway in Dennison, IA with the Nebraska 360 Series, and Johnson lined the Lucas Oil/K&N/JRI Shocks backed No. 5h machine up in the third row of his heat race.

Working into the third spot at the finish line, Johnson transferred to the 25-lap feature event, where he gridded the filed in the fourth spot.

When the race went green, Johnson was involved in a first corner tangle, and the end result was a broken steering box in the Van Dyke Motorsports No. 5h and a DNF.

Saturday night saw the team make a return trip to the Knoxville Raceway, and things got off to a slow start, as the Penngrove, CA driver timed in 26th fastest with 40 cars checked into the pit area for the 360ci event.

Starting seventh in his heat race, Johnson finished in the sixth spot, missing the feature by one spot, and was forced into the night’s B Main event.

Starting sixth in the 10-lap B Main, Johnson got into a bit of dirt air on the start of the race, and his car had a slight push up the race track, resulting in him losing a few positions.

Doing what he could to work his way back into a transfer spot, Johnson came up just short, as he finished in the sixth spot, bringing his night to an end.

“It was a good learning weekend,” Johnson said. “These half miles are so different than anything I am used to back home, and you really have to be mindful of clean and dirty air. The guys are working hard, and I am very excited for my first 360 Nationals.”

The Van Dyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, K&N Products, JRI Shocks, NAAKE Suspension, Rodgers Racing Engines, FSR Radiators, for their support during the year.

Chase Johnson would like to thank Johnny Franklin Mufflers, Newman Freeman Racing, Pit Stop USA, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Shifty Illusions, Don’s Truck Repair, VSR, and IWear for their support through the year.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Johnson and the Van Dyke Motorsports team are now set for the Knoxville 360 Nationals. The team will be in action for their qualifying night on Friday night, with the features being ran on Saturday. If you can’t make it to Knoxville, take in all of the action at TheCushion.Com!

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DOUBLE HEADER FOR AUTO VALUE BUMPER TO BUMPER SUPER SPRINTS AT DIXIE AND ILLIANA THIS WEEKEND

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (July 30, 2014) – The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints return to action with a double header weekend at Dixie (MI) Motor Speedway on Friday, August 1 and Illiana (IN) Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 2.

Drivers that have scored feature victories in 2014 include Jimmy McCune (Angola), Helberg (Kalamazoo, Dixie and M-40), Ryan Litt (Toledo), Troy DeCaire (M-40) and Jerry Caryer (New Paris).

Helberg will be chasing his third consecutive feature victory at Dixie with earning victories in June and initially in July of 2013 at the .40-mile oval. Tim Cox is the most recent Winged Sprint Car winner at Illiana. He took the checkered flag last August under the Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series banner.

Jason Blonde continues to sit atop the series standings on the strength of seven top-five finishes and nine top 10s. Second in the points rundown is 2010 champion Kevin Feeney, who has produced eight top 10s. The remainder of the top five includes Davey Hamilton Jr., Jo Jo Helberg and Tom Geren.

On Friday at Dixie, the Main Event Racing Series and School Bus Figure 8’s will fill out the exciting racing program. Spectator Gates open at 5 pm. with racing starting at 7:30. Tickets for Adults are $25, Seniors $22, Teens (13-17) - $18, Children $8 and Five and Under Free.

On Saturday at Illiana, Late Models, Legends, Pure Stocks, Turbo Stox and Bandoleros will join the Winged Sprint Cars. Spectator Gates open at 4 pm. with racing starting at 7. Tickets for Adults are $15, Kids (8-12) - $5 and Seven and Under - Free

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

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Hagar Taking New Car and Fresh Engine into 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (July 29, 2014) - Derek Hagar will be using a brand new sprint car and a fresh engine when he tackles the 24 th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals this weekend.

"This is the first time we've had brand new stuff," he said. "We took the car out to Riverside International Speedway after the main event last Saturday night and made some practice runs with it. We can go into Thursday night with a good mindset and just go out there trying to win."

Hagar's preliminary night for the premier event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, is set for Thursday with Saturday's finale paying $10,000 to win.

"I'd be happy with a win, but if we walk out of there with a top 10 I'd be pretty satisfied with that," he said. "We've shown a lot of strength where we've run this year. We need to prove it elsewhere."

Hagar has 11 victories in 23 races this season, including his first career 410ci triumph on July 4 following the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Speedweek.

"The speed difference between the 410 and 360 will help me be more calm with the 360 car at Knoxville," he said. "You have to be as smooth as you can in qualifying. It sets the whole weekend."

Hagar will wrap up his trip to Iowa on Monday at the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event will mark his first-ever race at the half-mile track.

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 11 wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals; and Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

Hagar would also like to thank R.E. Enterprises, J&J Auto Racing, DynoTech Performance, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

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Billy Knoop Memorial Saturday at MRP Super Stocks knotted at the top.

Marysville- It will be a night of stories, memories and some wild dirt track racing action at Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park Saturday. The MRP family will honor the memory of stock car champion Billy Knoop during a spectacular 5 division show at the venerable speedway on Simpson Lane in Marysville. The 800 HP MRP Winged Sprint Cars and Wingless Sprint Cars will headline the open wheel portion of the show with the MRP Super Stocks headlining the fendered classes. The MRP Hobby Stocks and a return of the California Hardtop Vintage Racing Series will round out the program.

Knoop’s heroic comeback to victory lane after a sprint car crash in 2009 nearly killed him is the stuff legends are made of. Billy’s saga fits. While Billy has left us, we were all blessed that we had him. His insatiable drive and magnetic, cheerful personality transcended any tribulations of the day. It was always better for Billy to be in the room. We’ll reflect on his impact in the sport as we offer the traditional checkered flag salute Saturday night.

There is a knot of drivers who are battling for the MRP Winged Sprint Car crown. Paradise racer John Michael Bunch remains atop the standings with Woodland’s Peter Paulson, Marysville’s rookie star Jeremy Hawes and Yuba City’s Kevin Lovell leading the way.

Hot on their heels is Marysville’s Brandon Dozier who has been red-hot of late. Brandon Dozier won the Knoop Memorial last year in a brilliant run to the checkers.

Also in the field will be fan favorite Mike Monahan out of Sparks, Nevada. Monahan has finally found some speed after a dismal first half of the season. The same can be said of veteran Marysville wheelman Cort “The Iron Man” Dozier as he thrilled the crowd by turning quick time last week. Three time champion Brent Dothage from Kelseyville will be back in town for this one as well. MRP’s own “Five-Time”, Korey Lovell of Yuba City will also be in the field and after a victory earlier this season will be one to watch.

Perhaps MRP’s biggest story of the season “Hammer Down” Heath Hall, out of Oroville, is scheduled to return after his spectacular win last Saturday night in the Rich Dozier Classic. Hall battled back from a debilitating health issue in the week prior to the Dozier Classic and won in spectacular fashion.

Three time champion Colby Wiesz “The Colfax Comet” is also expected but Wiesz indicated to this observer that he is doing some serious thrashing on his motor to be ready.

MRP is a Contingency Connection track posting some $1100 in additional contingency awards for the winner in the MRP Winged Sprint Car division. This, in addition to the $1000 in cash from the purse awarded the feature event winner.

Sacramento’s Tim Sherman will bring a healthy point lead into Saturday night’s program as the MRP Wingless Sprint Car Series returns after a couple of weeks off. Sherman has been in control from the first green flag of the year. With one exception.

In a developing story, Marysville’s Josh Vieira is expected to make a triumphant return to the racing wars after enduring heart surgery a short two weeks ago. This, according to reliable sources. Vieira won a feature event earlier this season, but was remarkably quiet about any health issues he may have been dealing with.

Actually it has been Vieira who has kept the Sherman domination from becoming a romp. Though he is out of the championship picture, Vieira is bad-fast and if he can make it, will be a welcome addition to a fine field of Wingless Warriors.

MRP has fielded the largest number of entries in this class of any track all season long. The wingless sprint cars are just that; wingless. The very quick 360 cubic inch cars do not rely on aerodynamic devices for control. Many of America’s finest drivers have come from wingless sprint cars as much of the success of any wingless team relies on driver control.

Grass Valley’s Bret Youngman is a distant second in points and local lady racing star Misty Castleberry, last year’s Rookie of the Year, continues to climb the ladder and is third in her second season.

In the MRP Super Stock class the aforementioned Cort Dozier will pull double duty once again Saturday as last week’s winner Phillip Shelby of Yuba City looks for another victory and title in the division.

At times this season, this class has replicated fender peeling motorized warfare. A fine field is expected including a resurgent James Castleberry who is coming off of his finest run of the season last week.

There are a couple of brother acts to keep an eye on as former champions Corey and Brent Hall, both from Yuba City, return. Corey Hall is in the thick of the point battle with Shelby as a re-check of the standings has the two young lions tied at the top after last Saturday’s show. Brent Hall is not a contender for the title, but is a constant threat to win each time out.

Marysville’s Rick Dozier (Cort’s brother) continues to impress in his first season behind the wheel in years. He won early in the season and has been running at the front with remarkable consistency.

Yuba City’s Jerry Bartlett took a big hit in his championship hopes last week, but if he continues to win, he can close the gap rapidly. But, Bartlett must take no prisoners and win.

The bay area’s Mike Walko is one of the pleasant surprises of this year. Walko has danced inside the top five in each of the last four outings and is becoming a factor each time out.

Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford is the new point leader after his victory last Saturday in the MRP Mini Stock class. Point leader Kyle Davey had a big crash Saturday and dropped to third in the standings as Linda’s James Foster reentered the title chase with a second place finish last week.

Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett leads the fender banging charge in the MRP Hobby Stocks as they get set for action Saturday as well.

The vintage California Hardtops will return Saturday night to complete the five division show. This group features racecars and racing action as it was in the 60s and early 70s in the Bay Area. The cars were highly modified stock cars (back in the day) and were a fan magnet wherever they raced. Preserving the past and racing wide open today make this a unique group of racers.

The pit gate opens at 3pm. The grandstands open at 5. Hot laps for all classes begin at 6pm with qualifying at 6:30. Racing will start after Qualifying at about 7PM.

GPS: Marysville Raceway Park is located at 1468 Simpson Lane in Marysville California. www.marysvilleracewaypark.com is the website. Additional information is available at our Facebook page.

 

 

Thomas Nearly Sweeps Badger Event at Angell Park Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (July 29, 2014) - Tyler Thomas was so close to a clean sweep at Angell Park Speedway he could almost taste it.

Thomas won everything but the feature last Sunday during the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association event, where he drove for Hans Lein.

"I can't thank Hans and his whole crew enough for all the hard work they put into their program," Thomas said. "It was definitely my best night I've had at Angell Park. The car was really good all night."

Thomas set quick time in qualifying and he then used the same move to charge from fourth place into the lead in both his heat race and the dash. After winning both races Thomas pulled the No. 6 for the feature inversion, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for the 30-lap main event.

"I jumped to fourth on the first lap," he said. "It took me about 15 laps to get to second. Once I got to second Austin (Brown) had checked out. We had a late yellow with seven laps to go and the motor stumbled on the start. He pulled away and I wasn't able to make up any ground."

Thomas finished with a second-place result, which was his 12th top five of the season.

He is scheduled to take this weekend off before returning to pavement on Aug. 9 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He will wrap up that weekend the following day with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series race at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 16 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 9 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Aug. 10 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://Twitter.com/TylerThomas91

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyler-Thomas-Motorsports/154971717863656

APPAREL -

Thomas has t-shirts for sale at his race trailer during every event this season. For his schedule, visit http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Triple X Race Co.

Based in Burlington, Wash., Triple X Race Co. offers top-of-the-line sprint car, midget and micro sprint parts and chassis. For more information, visit http://www.xxxraceco.com.

"I've always ran the Triple X chassis and I've always enjoyed how it has handled," Thomas said. "They have a great product and I enjoy running with them, and I hope to continue that in the coming years."

Thomas would also like to thank BT Machine Inc., Quick Racing Products, Bell Helmets, Thriller Photo, Haynes Equipment, Alpinestars, Factor 1 Racing and Esslinger Engineering for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Baughman Leads First 11 Laps Before Runner-Up Result at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 29, 2014) - Spirits are sky high for Josh Baughman and his Jason Johnson Racing team heading into the 360 Knoxville Nationals this week.

Baughman led the first 11 laps before he recorded his career-best finish last Saturday during the final event at Knoxville Raceway prior to this weekend's 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals.

"We had a pretty good night," he said. "I would have loved to win the race. Running second to Justin Henderson at Knoxville, I'll take that any day."

Baughman kicked off the night by qualifying 10th quickest, which was a feat for when he went out in the order.

"We went out 33rd and we tried the bottom one lap and it didn't work," he said. "We went to the top and laid down two good laps. The whole thing about Knoxville is you have to time in good."

He then finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race to lock into the main event. Because two drivers who qualified faster than Baughman failed to advance through their heat race, it put him into the feature inversion and gave him the pole position for the 18-lap main event.

"To be honest I was nervous," he said. "Nobody cares if you run 24th and finish 24th. Everybody notices if you start on the pole and finish last. We put the best setup we could on the car, talked about how we were going to race and went out there."

Baughman took the lead on the opening lap and began to distance himself from the rest of the field.

"In the first turn it stuck real good on the bottom," he said. "I just stayed down there. The car got a little free as the fuel load went off. When you're leading the race it's hard to know what the guys are doing behind you. Justin found the top before I did. I should have moved to the top three laps earlier."

Henderson took the top spot on Lap 12 and Baughman maintained the runner-up position for the remainder of the event. It was his fourth top five of the season.

Baughman's 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night is scheduled for this Friday prior to Saturday's $10,000-to-win finale.

"We're going in this week with the same mindset and the same goals to put a complete night together," he said. "If we do our part I feel like we'll have a good Nationals."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 12 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals; and Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoshBaughmanRacing

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fischer Body Shop

With Missouri locations in Eldon, Jefferson City and California, Fischer Body Shop developed its reputation as a premier body shop by hiring the best guys in the business, investing in the latest technology to improve turn-around times and by getting unlucky drivers back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. For more information, visit http://www.FischerBodyShop.com.

"We're happy to have Fischer Body Shop as part of our team," Baughman said. "Without them we wouldn't be where we're at today."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Compression Generation Systems, Beard Equipment, Energy Equipment, Co., Gleco Platings, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Moss Racing Engines and Oakley for their support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Podium Finish Concludes July at Knoxville

The month of July came to a close on Saturday for Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team as they signed into Knoxville Raceway once again following a top-ten finish the week prior.

With a strong field of 37 sprinters on hand at the historic half-mile, the night got underway with hotlaps followed by qualifying as Dollansky piloted the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim to the 8th fastest lap at 15.489 seconds. Starting inside row three for heat four, the Elk River, Minnesota native would gain one position in the 8-lap event finishing 4th.

In the 20-lap A-Main the Eyecon Trail Cameras #7 again lined up inside row three on the starting grid. After a red flag on the initial start resulted in a complete restart, Dollansky raced Bronson Maeschen for fourth but the red came out again on lap 2. Battling just outside the top-five, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ would power around Maeschen high in turns 3 & 4 on lap 15 restart and then by Mark Dobmeier before a yellow two laps later. After a red on the restart with three to go moved the Big Game Treestands backed sprinter up to third, Dollansky battled Dobmeier on the ensuing restart and narrowed the gap on Dusty Zomer for the runner-up position but crossed the checkered flag with a strong podium finish.

"We dropped back to sixth and were a little tight to start out”, commented Dollansky who runs 5th in the KCCS standings, 137 points out of the lead. “The latter part of the race our car started coming in and we were pretty decent at the end.”

Up next for the Big Game Treestands #7 team will be the Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway this Sunday, August 3rd.

 

 

XXX Sweeps PA

7/29/14

Brent Marks and Brian Montieth led Team XXX to a sweep of 410 action over the PA Posse this past weekend in their XXX chassis. Marks led the way by winning both Williams Grove on Friday and Port Royal on Saturday, while Montieth was the Saturday night winner at Lincoln Speedway. Triple X Race Components wants to congratulate Brent, Brian and their race teams on the wins as well as our other feature winners from this past weekend, including Wayne Johnson at Ohsweken, Joey Starnes in Texas, Trever Kirkland in Montana, Mickey Walker in Oklahoma, Greg Gunderson in Wisconsin, Eric Whitby in PA and Shaylee Bade in Nebraska.

The season has turned the corner for Brent Marks. After going nearly a calendar year without a victory, Marks has ripped off three this month alone after winning on both Friday night and Saturday night. On Friday, Marks picked up the victory and Williams Grove Speedway in his XXX, holding off Greg Hodnett and Don Kreitz before scoring his first win at The Grove this year. His follow up performance on Saturday was just as impressive as Marks took an early lead on the field before Rick Lafferty moved forward to challenge him toward the end of the race. When Mark saw Lafferty down on the bottom of the track, he moved his XXX to the bottom and took away Lafferty’s line, giving him a comfortable ride to the win from there.

Brian Montieth is working on a major comeback story at Lincoln Speedway. After missing a race earlier in the season, “The Edge” has strung together a series of performances that have him sitting in second place in the point standings within striking distance of leader Alan Krimes after a win on Saturday night. Montieth started tenth and drove past the field in rapid succession, moving to second place by lap 13. A lap 19 restart gave him the opportunity to pass fellow XXX driver Ryan Wilson for the lead and eventual win.

Ohsweken Speedway has been very good to Wayne Johnson over the years, and on Friday night, Johnson once again hit paydirt at Ontario’s premier facility. Johnson took his XXX to the lead on lap six of the twenty lap A Main and went on to score his third victory of the season, in which he also set a new record for time elapsed in a 20 lap main. Congratulations Wayne, Slippy and Daryl on the win!

Joey Starnes gets better every week in his XXX 600. This past Friday night at Mountain Creek Speedway in Texas, Starnes won his third main event on the season in the 600 division at the track. Joey started seventh and in his traditional fashion used the top of the racetrack to reel in the guys ahead of him, then went to the bottom to slide job them as he took positions away. Just after the halfway point of the race, Starnes used the same formula to pass Keith Martin for the lead an eventual victory.

The ability to put his XXX chassis anywhere on the track he needed delivered a victory to Trever Kirkland on Friday night with the ASCS Frontier Region at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, MT. Kirkland ran most of the 25 lap main event in second position and was able to hit a very narrow patch of moisture on the bottom of turn two on lap 23 to blow past Joe Ramaker and into the lead before crossing under the checkered flag first two laps later. Congratulations Trever and crew on the win!

Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK is turning into one of Mickey Walker’s favorite race tracks. One week after taking his first ASCS Sooner Region win at the ¼ mile oval, Walker was in victory lane once again this Friday night, beating the field of 30+ champ sprints to grab his 2nd victory of 2014.

St Croix Valley Speedway has been the sight of many Greg Gunderson wins over the past few seasons, but Friday night’s victory holds special significance. After running as a support class at some mid-week shows, Gunderson and the team had to make a last minute engine swap when they found the power plant they had in the car was broken. After thrashing to get it done, Gunderson went out and put together a fantastic night in his XXX 600, winning the main for the second time this year.

We love honoring first time winners at XXX, and Eric Whitby joined the list of first time winners in their XXX chassis this week. Saturday night at Linda’s Speedway in Jonestown, PA, Eric went wingless style to grab win number in his XXX 600.

On Sunday night, Shaylee Bade grabbed her first win in a XXX. After finishing third in her heat, Bade led every lap of the IMCA Sprint main event at Beatrice Speedway in Nebraska, driving a fantastic defensive race with the second and third place cars right on her tail until the final flag.

 

 

Billy Alley

July 29, 2014 (by Jeff White)

2 Races and 2 wins for the Ironwood Motorsports #3 driven by Billy Alley last weekend in competition with the Nebraska 360 sprint car series. Thursday night’s race was located in Denison, IA and Saturday’s race was held at the Butler County Speedway in Rising City, NE. Thursday’s victory marked the first time the team has visited victory lane during Nebraska 360 competition. The team only had to wait 1 night to get their second victory with the series on Saturday night. On Thursday Billy and the team would win the 1st heat race and lock themselves in to the top 8 redraw. The redraw would see the 8 pill drawn, starting the car on the outside of the 4th row. The Carpetland/Klone Farms #3 would waste little time getting going in the feature, Billy was in the lead in 5 laps. “We got a great start and the car was perfect.” After a lap 11 restart, Billy would lead the remaining 14 laps en route to the 2nd victory of the season and 1st with the NE 360 series. “It takes a lot of hard work and a lot of good people in your corner to win races and I can’t thank all of them enough” the Bennet, NE driver would say in victory lane. Saturday night would see the team travel 1.5 hours from home base to the Butler County Speedway in Rising City, NE. An early afternoon thunderstorm would roll through the complex at about 3 pm leaving track officials to make the late call to go ahead and race. Thus it provided a very tacky fast race track that would make passing a premium in the heat races. After starting 4th and finishing 4th in the heat race the team would start the feature in the 9th position. “Before the feature Donn Steinbach and I were talking and he just told me to be patient and take what the track would give me, so that was the plan going in.” In the early going the #3 would move up to the 6th position. The next several laps would see Billy move forward and take the lead late in the race for the second victory of the weekend. “It was a great feeling winning both races, as I said in Denison after the win it takes a lot of hard work and good people in our corner, can’t say enough about all of the great partners we have associated with this race team. With back to back victories last weekend it gives the race team some much needed confidence heading into the Knoxville 360 Nationals this weekend. Billy was the winner of this prestigious event twice, 2004 & 2005 and knows what it takes to run up front at Knoxville. The team will hit the track on Friday for qualifying and the finals are set for Saturday night. If you can’t make it over to Knoxville, IA you can watch the races online at www.thecushion.com, it’s a Pay-Per-View event so a credit card is needed. We would like to thank our sponsors: Ironwood Builders, Carpetland, Klone Farms, Colby Ridge Popcorn, Vogt Poured Walls, Astro Buildings, Duteau Chevrolet – Subaru, Stepping Stone Genetics, the Buda Family, Depicted Image by Jeff White, Troy and Tyler Walvoord, M & K Fence, K & N Filters, Kinsler Fuel Injectio n, Minuteman Printing, Snappy Popcorn Co., Vermeer, Big Red Tire Pros, Stewarts Concrete, Schmit Automotive, Harris Decals, Lincoln Clutch and Brake

 

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced for Calistoga Speedway

by: Troy Hennig

ROSEVILLE, CA – (JULY 29, 2014)…There will be plenty of can’t miss activities during the 7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic held at Calistoga Speedway during the upcoming Labor Day Weekend. On Friday night, August 29th, the 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction will kick things off with an evening dedicated to the introduction of eight new members of the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame.

On behalf of the HMC-Promotions it is with great pleasure that we now reveal the nine newest members of the Calistoga Hall of Fame; Gary Gerould, Jimmy Boyd, Jack Flaherty, Chuck Gurney, Ron Horton, Bob Miller, John Montelli, George Rogge, and Stan Vermeil.

Gary Gerould is an American sportscaster, best known as the radio voice of the NBA's Sacramento Kings since 1985 and as a motorsports reporter for ABC and ESPN. His love for sprint car dirt track racing began early in his career when he announced at West Capitol Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway on regular basis.

Jimmy Boyd’s first race in a sprint car was in 1967 at Calistoga Speedway. Boyd has eight-career Calistoga Speedway feature wins placing him in a tie for 12th all-time. Boyd is also known as the inaugural World of Outlaws main event winner On March 18, 1978 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. In 2011, Boyd was elected into The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

Jack Flaherty was a three-time Northern Auto Racing Club champion starting in 1949. He would go on to win again in 1952 and 1953. Flaherty had a brilliant career that saw him visit victory lane at Calistoga Speedway on numerous occasions.

Chuck Gurney made his first start at Calistoga Speedway in 1969. Since then he has become one of the speedways most adorned drivers earning 17 wins and putting him third on the all-time wins list. Gurney won sprint car races with and without wins at Calistoga. He won the night Gary Patterson perished in 1983 and came back to win the 1984 race in tribute to Patterson. On May 10, 1985, Gurney won the first ever winged sprint car main event held at Calistoga. In 2004, Gurney was elected into The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Ron Horton earned six feature wins during his driving career at Calistoga Speedway. That ranks him in the top 20 of all-time. On May 5, 1974, Horton won the season opener at Calistoga Speedway driving the Jim Hearn #2. On August 10, 1985, Horton won his sixth and final main event driving for Bill and Gaye Deschamps in their #44.

Bob Miller was a respected car owner for numerous decades. As an owner, his sprint car visited victory lane at Calistoga Speedway 10 times. His love for the sport was evident at Calistoga Speedway as he will go down in history as one of the most successful car owners during the existence of the race track.

John Montelli, 63, passed away on November 14, 2010 in his home in Orland after a courageous six year battle with ALS. John was born May 5, 1947, in Calistoga to John and Serafina Montelli. Johnny attended school in Calistoga and was an avid supporter of the Calistoga Speedway.

George Rogge from East Palo Alto, California started racing hardtops at the Belmont Speedway in 1952. For most of his career Rogge was a hard top driver but by 1968 he was a regular competitor with the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) with his first appearances at Calistoga Speedway racing with Bill Sullivan, Mike McCreary, and a young man named Jan Opperman. Rogge served on the NARC board of directors for eight years and as the NARC Vice-President during the 1975 season. Over his long career, George Rogge will always remembered as a friendly competitor who was always ready to help his fellow competitors at the track and served the sport behind the scenes through his many years of service on the NARC board.

Stan Vermeil was a driver and car owner that supported and helped his father Louie Vermeil to accomplish the task of establishing Calistoga Speedway as a premier Sprint Car racing track. When a group of individuals felt it necessary to develop a sanctioning body to preserve Sprint Car racing in Northern California, Louie Vermeil and his family spearheaded the effort to establish a new group which would become NARC (Northern Auto Racing Club). This new group required much effort to successfully conduct races and Stan was always there to assist Louie.

The 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction will take place inside the Tubbs Building located at the Calistoga Speedway. Doors will open at 5 PM and dinner is scheduled to be served at 6:30 PM. Veteran television auto racing reporter Bobby Gerould will once again be the master of ceremonies. Dinner will include Tri-Tip, salad, potatoes, veggies, and pasta along with dessert. Refreshments will include Wine, Beer, Water, Lemonade or Coffee. Price for this night is $35.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased through HMC-Promotions by calling (916) 773-7225 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM or Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM. No Ticket sales at door.

The 7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classis is scheduled to take place August 30th and August 31st at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga. Front gate will open up at 5 PM with racing scheduled to start at 6:30 PM each night. Tickets for the Louie Vermeil Classic can be purchased by calling 916-773-7223. The traditional racing format will feature both non-wing sprint cars and midgets with entrants from all over the United States.

 

 

Weaver Rallies for First Podium Finish of Season During Route 66 Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - AMARILLO, Texas (July 29, 2014) - Jordan Weaver overcame a high draw each night during the Route 66 Shootout last weekend.

"Both nights we had a really high draw," she said. "On Friday we drew the 95 out of 100 and on Saturday 98 out of 100. When you do that it makes your whole weekend stressful. You know you have to pass a lot of cars and sometimes you can't get as many passed as you need in an eight-lap heat race."

Weaver made the best of the high draw during the 305ci doubleheader at Route 66 Motor Speedway.

After advancing from seventh to fifth place in a heat race on Friday, Weaver maneuvered from sixth to second place in a B Main to earn a transfer into the main event.

"In the B Main we were really good," she said. "We were working the high side in turns one and two. The car was working great."

Unfortunately, Weaver had to restart from the back following an incident on the opening lap of the main event.

"In the A Main we smacked the wall on the first lap and bent the right rear wheel really bad," she said. "I restarted last and we came back up to 10 th. I was happy with the car. I just put myself behind."

Weaver rallied from the early miscue to score her fourth top 10 of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday when Weaver charged from eighth to fourth place in a heat race.

"I wanted to get a little further in the heat, but we ended up coming home fourth," she said. "I wasn't too happy, but it could have been worse."

That lined her up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"The car was great all weekend and I kept making mistakes and getting us behind," she said. "Saturday we finally put everything together in the A Main and got it to the front. A lot of people were running the top in turns three and four and I was on the bottom. There was still moisture down there. I could get a really good bite getting off the corner."

Weaver charged from 11th to a third-place finish, which marked her first podium result of the season.

"We were real close to second," she said. "I was right there with him. I just ran out of laps. I think we had the car fast enough to win, but I started too far back."

Weaver will take the next couple of weeks off before tackling The Freedom Tour with the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Aug. 13 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; Aug. 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Aug. 15 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; and Aug. 16 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 2 (6); Feature: 10 (12).

July 26 - Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas - Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 3 (11).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 13 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; Aug. 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Aug. 15 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; and Aug. 16 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for The Freedom Tour with the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JordanWeaver92

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JordanWeaverRacing92

APPAREL -

Weaver has t-shirts for sale at her race trailer during each event she competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ASI Racing Engines

Based in Grand Prairie, Texas, ASI Racing Engines manufactures competitive engines within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASI-Racing-Engines/522109767852656.

"ASI Racing Engines provides me with the power I need to move forward," Weaver said. "I've enjoyed running one and I look forward to driving to Victory Lane with everyone at ASI Racing Engines."

Weaver would also like to thank FK Rod Ends, A2Z Oilfield Services, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Ron Miller Motor Company, Simpson Race Products and Arrowhead Oilfield Services for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Ball Creates Momentum With Top Five Entering 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 29, 2014) - This is the week Jamie Ball has been preparing for all season.

The 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals will kick off this Thursday at Knoxville Raceway with preliminary competition prior to Saturday's $10,000-to-win finale.

"We're really getting geared up for the 360 Nationals," he said. "Our consistency is starting to be there more often from the beginning of the night to the end."

That was showcased last Saturday when Ball opened the night by tying his season best with a fourth-place qualifying effort.

"I think that's our best qualifying effort for the year," he said. "Qualifying is everything when it comes to 360 Nationals. It's great to be consistent going into the Nationals."

Ball then advanced from sixth to fifth place to capture the final lock-in position into the feature. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"I fell back a little bit on the start and worked my way past Sheldon Haudenschild on a restart and by Matt Covington a few laps later," he said. "The car was good. I was able to move around the top, bottom, middle. There was nothing too high or low, but the story of the night was consistency."

Ball finished with a fifth-place result, which marked his fifth top five of the season. That was an added confidence boost heading into his 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night this Thursday.

"A night like we just had would put us solidly in the A Main on Saturday," he said. "If I can go out and qualify in the top 10, make it through my heat race and get another top five in the feature that should put us solidly in the main. I haven't made the main event in the 360 Nationals yet. That's my personal goal. Anything else would be icing on the cake."

Devin Kline will compete in the 305 class on Saturday as well.

Additionally, Ball will race an outlaw kart for Jody Ashley next Monday and Tuesday at English Creek Speedway during the 9th annual Outlaw DIRT KART Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 5 (5).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 11 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

LARRY BALL JR. - 8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 3 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 6 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Larry Ball Jr. Website: http://www.LarryBallJr.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Larry Ball Jr. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LarryBallJr5j

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights from Ball's first career 360 victory at Knoxville Raceway on June 21: http://youtu.be/sJxnb-gK1nY

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's first-ever 305 win at Knoxville Raceway on July 19: http://youtu.be/cu2F34pQISg

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sweet Manufacturing

Sweet Manufacturing was incorporated in 1978 with the basic concept of providing racers with steering products that would offer a competitive advantage. All of it products have been designed and built using the experience and knowledge gained from Randy Sweet's 46 years of racing competition, plus continuous input from the nation's top drivers, engineers, and chassis builders. For more information, visit http://www.SweetMFG.biz.

"Since I started racing sprint cars we choose to have Sweet Manufacturing 'turn our wheels,'" Jamie Ball said. "Their products are the most durable products on the market. Their craftsmanship and customer service is also top notch. It has been a privilege to put Sweet Manufacturing in Victory Lane multiple times at Knoxville Raceway."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L & J Automotive, AIB College of Business, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Ostrich Racing Engines, Van Gorp Construction, The Hearing Clinic, Timber Line Tree Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Matt Jones Trucking, Bell Helmets, Driver Websites, Vocon Auctioneers, Iowa State Savings Bank, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Champion Oil, Wingdance Graphics, Replay XD, Shell Shock and Hooker Harness for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Rilat Ready for Next Challenge at 360 Knoxville Nationals This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (July 28, 2014) - Travis Rilat will make his return to the 360 Knoxville Nationals this week for the first time since 2011.

Rilat and car owner Richard Saumure will compete in the 24th edition of the $10,000-to-win event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Thursday through Saturday.

"It's always great to go back to Knoxville and see all of the amazing fans who show up," Rilat said. "It will be a tough field of cars to beat, but I'm confident that we can contend for the win."

Rilat put together his best performance at the famed half-mile oval in 2003 when he captured the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge. He also earned the pole position for the 360 Knoxville Nationals that year.

"We had a good time that year and it would be great to find my way back to Victory Lane at Knoxville," he said. "Everything counts for points during the Nationals so it will be important to start off with a good qualifying lap on my preliminary night and continue to build from there."

Rilat and Saumure have already teamed up for a pair of victories this season.

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Oilfield Technology

Located in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada, Xtreme Oilfield Technology began in 2000 by providing general and specialized tank cleaning (door pulls), fluid transfers, well loads and rig work. Xtreme Oilfield Technology has expanded to include body vac units, flushby units, combinations units (vacuum/steamer), water trucks and hydro vac units, and offers equipment rental. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeOilfield.ca.

"The people with Xtreme Oilfield Technology are very cool people to hang out with and we really appreciate their partnership," Rilat said.

Rilat would also like to thank Carlan Services, Shark Racing Engines, Northern Provincial Pipelines, Matt's Oilfield Services, TriJet Manufacturing Services, Northern Lights Welding, Camex VP, Rob Wright Building Supplies, Scott Safety, Max Fuel, Jaron Water Hauling, Maxim, Factory Kahne, HRP, Ti22, Weld Wheels, Ben Cook Racing and Smiley's Racing Products among others for their continued support on Richard Saumure's No. 39c Maxim.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Has Busy Weekend on Tap as He Defends Mr. Sprint Car Title

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 29, 2014) - Kevin Swindell is aiming to defend his Mr. Sprint Car title during the next two weeks in Iowa.

Swindell will race the Bernie Stuebgen owned Indy Race Parts team during the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speedweek, which includes the 24 th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals, the Front Row Challenge and the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores.

"It's a pretty small deal with Bernie, but we managed to get it handled pretty easy last year," Swindell said. "Luckily we have some good people up there in Knoxville that come out to help."

Swindell will kick this weekend off on Thursday with his 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night, which has added pressure this year. Since Swindell will also be competing in the NASCAR Nationwide event at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, on Saturday - a race that is scheduled to begin around 5 p.m. local time - it will be a scramble to get back to Knoxville Raceway that night for the $10,000-to-win finale.

"You might be able to make it back for a B Main, but it's doubtful," he said. "I should be able to make it back before the feature as long as nothing weird happens in the Nationwide race. I'll have to drive around on Friday and see the best way to go. I'll probably ask (Kyle) Larson to see what they did last year."

While Swindell and the Indy Race Parts team have yet to compete at Knoxville Raceway this season, it isn't something new. Last year's 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night was Swindell's first sprint car race of the season.

After finishing third that night, Swindell rallied for a runner-up result during the finale. He capped the weekend by winning the Capitani Classic - an event that featured 81 drivers - at Knoxville Raceway.

Swindell then rallied for a third-place finish during the Front Row Challenge the following night at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa en route to a solid FVP Knoxville Nationals, which culminated with Swindell's title as the Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car.

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals; Sunday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Capitani Classic; and Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KevinSwindellRacing

VIDEO -

Click on the link for highlights of Swindell's first victory of the season at 81 Speedway on March 29: http://vimeo.com/90509051

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

Based in Concord, N.C., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems manufactures custom seats and distributes a variety of racing accessories, including seat mounts, padding, belts and restraints, steering wheels and helmets. For additional information, visit http://www.ButlerBuilt.net.

"ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems has some of the safest and most comfortable safety equipment available," Swindell said. "I encourage everyone to give the ButlerBuilt team a call to learn more about being safe and comfortable in a race car."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics, John Christner Trucking and Indy Race Parts for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Podium Finishes with MOWA/All Stars Sets Up 360 Nationals!

(Bill W) July 28, 2014 – A pair of podium finishes in some tough fields last weekend, has the Brady Bacon Racing #99 team ready for the 360 Nationals. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver registered a third place finish in the Illinois Speedweek opener at Highland Speedway Wednesday, and a third place finish with the All Stars at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota Sunday night. He will qualify Thursday for the 360 Nationals Saturday night, and compete at the 410 “Capitani Classic” at Knoxville on Sunday.

The tight Highland bullring saw a good draw for Brady amongst the 31-car MOWA field last Wednesday. “We were fortunate to draw the pole of the heat,” he says. “It was pretty tough to pass, so that was good that we could get the win.”

The win put Brady in a Dash where he would start and finish fifth. “It was slick by that point, and it was hard to make up ground with such good cars up front,” he says. “I tried some things and it didn’t really work. I thought the middle would come in, but it didn’t.”

Starting inside row three for the main event, he would move up right away. “We were able to get to fourth pretty quickly,” says Brady. “We were running behind (Danny) Lasoski and (Jimmy Hurley). They were racing each other, and Hurley got into the wall. That put us into third, and we were riding behind Lasoski, we just couldn’t do anything with him. The track leveled off towards the end of the race and everyone was the same speed. It was a good night, and we kept our nose clean, which wasn’t easy to do there.”

The third place finish preceded a trip to Tri-City Speedway near Granite City, Illinois Thursday. Brady picked up a win with MOWA there earlier this season, but a heat race crash ended his night early this time. “There just wasn’t much of a cushion,” he says. “Normally, there is there. I had gotten up to third and had actually passed Terry (McCarl) at one point for second. I just got up a little too high. It flattens at the top of the track. I slid into the cushion, hit the wall and turned over. Unfortunately, Christopher (Bell) slid into me. It didn’t cause us a whole lot of damage, it was just a pain to fix. So we didn’t make it out. It could have been a whole lot worse.”

After getting rained out at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, the team headed north at west to the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday to test and tune the 410. Suffering a tough qualifying lap, Brady missed the A main despite moving forward in both his heat and the B. “We wanted to come there and see where we stacked up,” he says. “It’s going to be tough (Knoxville Nationals). We definitely have some work to do. I think there were around 40 cars there, and 35 good ones. My car wasn’t really balanced well, and it doesn’t take much to be a long ways off at Knoxville.”

Sunday’s event at Huset’s with the All Stars started well. “Qualifying sixth really didn’t help us, because it put us in the second row, and they take the top two in the heats to the Dash,” says Brady. “We were fortunate to get a good start in the heat though, and got to second.”

Brady drew a starting spot outside of row one for the Dash. “We almost beat Rico (Abreu) on the start, but we settled into second,” he says. “We were able to move around there, and we got ready for the feature.”

He would lead early in the feature. “We slid Rico in three and four to take the lead,” says Brady. “I think we led for eight or ten laps, and then we got to lapped traffic and got hung up behind one guy. Rico and (Mark) Dobmeier got by me right before the yellow came out.”

Brady settled for third at the checkers. “We were probably not quite as good as Rico, but I think we had a better car than Dobmeier,” he says. “The track was around the top, and it was just hard to pass. We were definitely happy to be there and have that good run our first time ever there. It was good after struggling at Knoxville.”

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Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Communications, PPM Titanium Products, Triple X Race Components, Smiley's Racing Products, Heath Clips Lawn Care, VanDerBrink Designs, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Pattison Precision Products, Oilfield Equipment and Manufacturing, Butlerbuilt Seats, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Diversified Machine Inc., Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Lightning Wings, Simpson, CP Pistons, Schoenfeld Headers, Carrillo Rods, Sweet Manufacturing, All Star Performance, King Racing, Schroth Racing, FSR Radiators and Fuel Safe.

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

Dewease 5th at Port Royal

PETERSEN MEDIA: In action at the Williams Grove Speedway and at Port Royal over the weekend, Lance Dewease showed he was fine form at ‘The Port’ for the upcoming Living Legends Dream Race, as he charged from his 10th starting spot to finish fifth.

“We had an okay car at Port Royal, and we were able to work our way forward and get a top five out of it, and give us some good momentum heading into the ‘Dream’ race,” Dewease said.

Starting on the outside of the fifth row, Dewease got off to a steady start, as he stayed inside the Top-10 during the opening segment of the race, until the caution flew on the fifth lap.

Grabbing a couple of positions on the restart, Dewease worked his way into the sixth spot as the laps clicked off, and sat in that position when the race’s second and final caution flew on the 13th lap.

With the top four cars breaking away, Dewease worked into the fifth spot, in the closing markers, and as he got into the fifth he looked to chase down the lead back, but their advantage was too much to overcome on this night, and the Fayetteville, PA driver crossed the stripe with his 11th Top Five finish of the season.

On Friday night, Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports were back at the Williams Grove Speedway for the first time since capturing the Summer Nationals, and after winning his heat race, Dewease’s rear-end failed in the feature event, and his night came to an early end.

“We have a couple of races coming up this weekend, and then we all will take a little vacation and relax,” Dewease said. “It has been a grueling year, and everyone is working hard. We are gaining on it, and it was nice to close our weekend out with a Top-Five.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS : Starts-37, Wins-3, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-19.

ON TAP: Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports are scheduled to be at the Grandview Speedway tonight, Williams Grove on Friday and Saturday they will be at Port Royal for the Dream Race that is honoring Lance this year.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports.

PETERSEN MEDIA : Petersen Media specializes in motorsports media constructing news releases, as well as constructing email lists to keep sponsors, and fans up to date. Petersen Media also utilizes today's Social Media networks to provide trackside updates to fans and sponsors, and can customize packages to fit your team's needs.

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White Shows Speed in Hutchinson, KS

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in last weekend’s Hutchinson Nationals at the Kansas State Fairgrounds with the NCRA Series, Harli White showed some serious speed on both Friday and Saturday night, but unfortunately she had a couple things derail her from a great weekend.

“There were a couple of things that happened that we got penalized for, and at the end of the day, we just have to learn from it, and move on,” White said. “I made a mistake lining up for the feature on Friday night, and on Saturday night we evidently didn’t have a firm grip on the tire rules, and we lost a third place finish because of it.”

Kicking things off on Friday night on the big ½ mile in Hutchinson, KS, White lined up in the third row of her heat race, and was able to race her way forward, and grab the fourth spot at the finish line.

Scheduled to start in the third row of the feature event, White found herself behind the pace car during parade laps. As she tried to slow down and give her self some room to clear out her engine, she was forced to pass the pace car, to keep her engine from stalling, and the end result was her being sent to the rear of the field.

On the extremely slick surface, White had her elbows up as he worked around the ½ mile speedway with precision aboard her Lucas Oil/MVT/PXP Racewear No. 17W machine.

As the track began taking rubber, White was able to pick up a few more spots inside the Top-10, as she ended her eventful Friday night with a seventh place finish, putting her in the fourth row for the Saturday night finale.

When the Saturday night feature got underway, White had some issues in the first few laps, as debris made contact with her nose wing, folding it back, and she also had issues with her top wing slider.

Fighting a very ill handling racecar, White was relieved to see the red flag fly on the 10th lap, and when officials elected to make it an ‘open red’, her crew was able to repair her machine, and give her a fighting chance.

Restarting in her seventh spot, White had a very good closing to the race, as she was able to work her way up to a third place finish at the stripe.

As she rolled across the scales to make her run official, it was deemed that White had the incorrect left rear tire compound on her machine, and she was ultimately disqualified from the night’s program.

“We had a great car, and I cannot thank my crew enough for getting things put back together during that open red,” White said. “It was really disappointing to get disqualified. We don’t race with this series a ton, and there was no drivers meeting either night, so we really had no clue on the left rear tire rule. It was our fault for not knowing ourselves, but it was a bummer to end a good weekend like that.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Lucas Oil, Mesilla Valley Transportation, PXP Racewear, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: White will now make her very first attempt at the Knoxville 360 Nationals. If you cannot make it to Iowa, all three nights of action will be available for purchase at www.thecushion.com. White will have all of her merchandise for sale at the RaceChics merch trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.

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Haudenschild Picks Up Two Thirds and a Sixth With Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Finishing up the All Stars Circuit of Champions “Thunder Through the Plains”, Jac Haudenschild picked up a pair of third place finishes in Williston, ND before capping his week off with a sixth place finish at the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night.

Spending Wednesday and Thursday competing in his car owners hometown, Haudenschild kicked Wednesday night off by timing the MonDak Portabbles/Renegade Rentals/Rens Trucking No. 9w in third fastest.

Finishing second in his heat race from the third spot, Haudenschild earned a spot in the dash, which he would go on to win, and start the feature event from the pole position.

When the action went green, Haudenschild jumped out to the early lead, though he would have his hands full with Tim Kaeding and Dale Blaney, as the trio broke away from the pack.

As the laps clicked away, Haudenschild continued to run strong up front, but Blaney found something to his liking on the top shelf, and was able to get the lead from Haudenschild, as the trio continued to battle.

Late in the feature event, Haudenschild would slip back to the third spot, where he would go on to finish.

Back at the Williston Basin Speedway on Thursday night, Haudenschild turned in a repeat performance during qualifications, as he was again the third fastest qualifier during time trials.

Picking up his heat race win, The Wooster, OH driver would finish fifth in the dash from his sixth spot, putting him on the inside third row for the feature event.

With the bottom being the preferred groove on this night, ‘The Wild Child’ would work into the third spot, as he again found himself in a three car pack along with Blaney and Kaeding, as they again broke away from the field.

Working his way through traffic in the lead pack, Haudenschild would close out his stay in Williston, ND with a second consecutive third place finish.

Sunday night saw the series make their second stop in as many weeks at the Huset’s Speedway, and with 23 cars in the pit area, Haudenschild fought his engine, to time in 13th fastest.

Tuning on the engine through the night, things came together in heat race action, as Haudenschild finished in the fourth spot, but relayed positive information to his Destiny Motorsports crew.

Lining up 12th in the feature event, Haudenschild was one of the few drivers who was able to make up ground during the race, as he flexed his muscled and quickly began working through the Top-10.

Hooking up in a battle with Ian Madsen late during the feature event, ‘The Wild Child’ would get the sixth spot, where he would go on to finish, feeling good about heading into Knoxville, IA, for the biggest two weeks of the year.

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rens Trucking, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Jac Haudenschild and the Destiny Motorsports team now head to the Knoxville Raceway for the 360 Nationals, with their qualifying night set for Friday night. If you can’t make it, you can purchase online video at www.thecushion.com.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-45, Wins-3, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-19

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS9. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

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KSE Racing Products Rack Numerous Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the biggest 11 days of the racing season approaching ever so quickly, KSE Racing Products continue to show that they are the key to stopping in victory lane on a nightly basis.

The World of Outlaws spent their weekend north of the US border, and it was none other than Donny Schatz using his KSE Racing Products to pick up the weekend sweep. Schatz picked up his 10th and 11th wins of the season by way of his triumps at the Autodrome Drummond, and the Cornall Motor Speedway.

In Pennsylvania, Brent Marks put together a brilliant weekend, as his star shined brightest against the PA Posse. Marks used his KSE Power Steering Products to pick up two wins, coming at the Williams Grove Speedway, and the Port Royal Speedway. In Western PA, Lee Jacobs got the job done at Lernerville Speedway.

Rico Abreu continues his strong season as he picked up his 13th and 14th wins of the season as he triumphed with the MOWA during their speedweek, and scored an All Star win at the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sunday night, as he detached his steering wheels from his KSE Power Steering Gear, and celebrated on the wing.

Jonathan Cornell is going into the Knoxville 360 Nationals on a heater as he picked up his ninth consecutive 360ci win, and his 12th overall win of the 2014, as he was the class of the field at the Double X Speedway. Robert Ballou has found his groove during the Summer months as he again picked up a win, this time at the I 69 Speedway in Gas City, IN.

Max Stambrough was victorious with KSE Racing Products at Limaland, Danny Martin, Jr picked up a win at Volusia Speedway Park, Mark Dobmeier was at the River Cities Speedway, while Wayne Johnson took home the hardware at the Ohsweken Speedway.

Out West, Jonathan Allard scored his second King of the West win of the 2014 season as he won the Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare, CA. At the Skagit Speedway, Seth Bergman returned home to his Northwest roots, as he used his KSE Power Steering Products to win the Summer Nationals, and Bud Kaeding won a thriller at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, and locked himself into this Summer’s Johnny Key Classic.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

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Carson Macedo Continues Strong 2014 Campaign

PETERSEN MEDIA- Carson Macedo has had a very strong 2014 season, and he kept that going over the weekend as he scored a third place finish with the Ocean Sprints Presented By Taco Bravo on Friday night, and a second place finish with the King of the West Series at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night.

“I can’t thank the entire Tarlton family and my family for their continued support, and letting me do what I love,” Macedo said. “Paul Baines works so hard in the shop, and it really shows on a weekly basis.”

Friday night at the Ocean Speedway, Macedo timed his WFO Apparel/Tarlton and Son/Pabco Gypsum entry in ninth fastest, putting himself in the third heat race, where his third place finish put him in the fifth row of the feature event.

In the feature event, Macedo flew around the Ocean Speedway as he quickly worked his way into the third spot, as he tracked down Justin Sanders, and Bud Kaeding, who were fighting each other for the top spot.

Throwing his hat into the mix, Macedo was able to challenge Sanders for the second spot on a few occasions, but the end result was a very strong third place effort.

Saturday night saw Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team put the 410ci power plant into Macedo’s No. 21x machine, and take on the King of the West Series for the Peter Murphy Classic.

Timing in 13th fastest, the young gasser was able to take advantage of his front row starting position, and pick up the heat race win, putting him in the night’s dash, which was an Australian Pole Shuffle on this occasion.

Losing his battle to Kyle Hirst, Macedo still was able to start on the front row, and after a series of stoppages that hampered the start of the race, Macedo was able to grab the lead with Kyle Hirst hot on his tail.

Falling into the second spot, Macedo did not go away, as he and Hirst thrilled the crowd, as they exchanged slide jobs for 12 laps, before Hirst got into the wall, and Macedo was able to get some breathing room until the caution flew on the 14th lap.

Choosing the outside on the restart, Macedo slipped back to the third spot as Brent Kaeding and Jonathan Allard found the bottom to their liking, but Macedo held strong, and tracked down second running Kaeding in the latter stages of the race, as he would hold the spot at the finish line, marking his career best finish with the series to date.

“It is just awesome to be on the podium with guys like Brent Kaeding and Jonathan Allard,” Macedo said. “They are guys I have always looked up to, and it is awesome to be racing with them now. This Tarlton Racing team is an awesome group, and I can’t thank everyone who helps on it, and lets me have fun on a weekly basis.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will follow the King of the West Series to the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-11

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Racing by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Forgettable Weekend For Tarlton

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of his Tarlton Racing entry over this past weekend, Tommy Tarlton was involved in a wreck on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway before recording an 11th place finish during the Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday night.

With 24 cars on hand on Friday night, Tarlton took a late qualifying draw, and timed his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son/Tachi Palace and Hotel entry in 18th fastest.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Tarlton put together a very strong performance that saw him work his way up to the fourth position, putting him in the seventh row of the feature event.

When the feature went green, Tarlton took a liking to the top-side of the speedway, but in the very early goings of the race, contact ensued from a car getting out of shape in front of him, resulting in the Easton, CA driver getting into wall, and his night coming to an end.

Back in action on Saturday night with the King of the West Series, Tarlton timed his Pabco Gypsum/WFO Apparel/Bandy and Associates entry in eight fastest with 35 cars on hand for the Peter Murphy Classic.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Tarlton quickly chased after the lead duo of Dominic Scelzi and Mike Faria.

Getting by Scelzi for second, Tarlton threw a big slide-job on Faria to take the lead, but contact ensued to the rear of Tarlton’s car that had him facing the front stretch wall, but Tarlton was able to save it, and finish in the third spot.

Coming up short of the Dash, Tarlton lined his machine up in the sixth row of the feature event, and searched for a line to his liking, but couldn’t seem to make anything work.

When the night came to a close Tarlton crossed the stripe with an 11th place finish.

“It was just one of those weekends you hate to have, but you know they’re going to happen during the season,” Tarlton said. “I have to thank Paul Baines and everyone for working so hard on these cars, and hopefully we can come back in a couple of weeks and find ourselves in the hunt.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, WFO Apparel, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton will be back in action on August 15th at the Ocean Speedway as he will attempt to lock into the Johnny Key Classic.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-11, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-6

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tommy by visiting www.tommytarlton.com, follow @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

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Brown & Noffsinger Racing

This past weekend, the Brown & Noffsinger Racing team made yet another trip to Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, North Carolina. The past three events for the team were either called off or postponed due to rain, so the BNR squad was ready to get back on track for the USAC HPD Eastern Midget double header event.

The team secured the top two qualifying positions for Race 1 with Scott Hunter taking pole followed by teammate Tyler Corriher. Brothers Nikki and Calvin Carroll qualified 6th and 7th respectively.

Despite the strong qualifying form displayed by the team, a top four invert was in place relegating Hunter to the 4th place starting position and Corriher to 3rd. At the start of the race, Hunter was able to propel himself up to 2nd by the end of the first lap while Tyler slipped to 4th. Meanwhile, the Carrolls maintained their starting positions. Scott then made short work of the leader, taking the lead just a couple laps into the race. However, a caution came out bunching up the field. After going back to green, Scott started to stretch a gap on the rest of the field, while Tyler made his way up to 3rd. The field settled into a rhythm until a caution came out setting up a green-green-white-checkered finish. Once the field went green again, both Hunter and Corriher had their hands full keeping their positions. On the final lap, Hunter managed to hang on for the win in a thrilling photo finish. This marked the first time that a Honda engine has raced and won in the Eastern series. Calvin and Nikki switched positions with Calvin taking 6th and Nikki 7th.

For the 30 lap Race 2, China Grove native Corriher would start 3rd, Hunter 5th, and the duo form New Jersey, Calvin and Nikki Carroll, 6th and 7th. Tyler made quick work of getting to the lead and by the end of the first lap, he held the point. It took Scott several laps until he was able to move into 4th, and by that time, the top three had stretched a large gap over him. Meanwhile, Corriher continued his break neck pace and stretched his lead over the rest of the field. The field settled down and no overtaking occurred during the rest of the race, though. However, the Carroll brothers put on a good show for the fans as they had a three way battle with another competitor for the 5th spot. This marked Tyler’s first victory of the year.

The team's next two events will be above the Mason-Dixon line in New York as they take on Spencer Speedway this Friday night and Oswego Speedway the following night.

Brown & Noffsinger Racing was founded in 2007 by Wade Brown as a way to reward employees at Brown & Miller Racing Solutions. In 2009, Brad Noffsinger joined the team bringing his years of expertise racing, working on, and setting up race cars. Since then, BNR has grown into one of the most successful customer teams in USAC HPD competition, grabbing countless wins and numerous championships though their rental car and driver development programs. Brown & Noffsinger Racing also specializes in testing programs and arrive-and-drive corporate programs. In addition to running a top notch on-track operation, the team offers in-house Beast chassis assembly and sprint car and midget chassis rebuilds/ repairs. BNR is a dealer for Beast Chassis, Hoosier Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Sander Wheels, Willwood Brakes, Winters Rear-ends, KSE Power Steering, C&R Radiators, and Factory Khane Shocks. Search Brown & Noffsinger Motorsports on Facebook for team updates.

 

 

Buckeye Machine BOSS Prepares for Hoosier Invasion

With the season a little past the halfway point, the heated points battle in the Buckeye Machine BOSS series is reaching a boiling point. One of the most anticipated doubleheaders of the season now sets on the horizon as the traveling stars and cars will invade the Whitewater Valley Speedway in Liberty, Indiana on Friday night, August 1st, followed by the 1st Annual "Jason Soudrette Memorial" at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, August 2nd.

The Friday night event at Whitewater Valley Speedway will see traditional sprint cars making their first appearance there since new promoter Bill Wagner took over the facility. Recently known as Union County Speedway, the banked 1/4 mile oval has returned now to its original name and Wagner is quickly restoring the facility to its former glory. Fans and drivers can expect some of the most intense action of the season as the bullring facility is completely enclosed with a concrete retaining wall.

The following night, the true outlaws of BOSS will honor one of their first and finest drivers who ran in the founding days of the series. When it all began in 2011, Jason Soudrette ran the only 2 events sanctioned that season at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio and at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. With plans to follow the tour full time in 2012, Soudrette was stricken with an illness that would ultimately take him from us way too soon. The series and the track that Jason called home will come together Saturday night, August 2nd to present the "Jason Soudrette Memorial" at the Legendary Lawrenceburg Speedway. This event will feature an enhanced purse of $2,044 to win with the "44" added in honor of the orange #44 Soudrette piloted. The event will also pay $300 to start the event.

Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith leads the points in his quest to become the first repeat series champion. Smith took home the inaugural championship in 2012. However, Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio is right on his heels along with Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati. Evans City, Pennsylvania driver Brandon Spithaler will be in the famous Burkey #57B and sits fourth in points while Derek Hastings of Forest, Ohio rounds out the top 5. Defending BOSS champion Tony Beaber has had a miserable season and will no doubt be on the prowl for a win to turn his season around. Lightning Logan Hupp will be charged and ready to return to his home track aboard his BOSS entry of the #2M of Marshall Motorsports. Hupp scored 2 Lawrenceburg wins before going on the road this season where he added a win at historic Lernerville Speedway to his resume.

Friday night's event at Whitewater will feature the standard BOSS purse of $1,500 to win and $250 to start while the Lawrenceburg Soudrette Memorial purse has been enhanced to $2,044 to win and $300 to start. Pit passes will be $30 both nights. Gates will be open all day at both facilities for teams to enter early, but pit gates will open officially at 4 pm. There will be no transponder fees at either event and of course there are never any fees to race with BOSS.

BOSS would like to thank title sponsor Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio along with heat race sponsors Burdette Builders of Sunman, Indiana, Lias Tire/American Racer of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kistler Racing Engines of Fremont, Ohio, and FAST Signs of Dayton, OH. Heat races pay the top 4 finishers $40, $30, $20, and $10 respectively.

Bonus awards available for this event include the Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair "Steel Block Award" of $50 to the highest finishing iron engine block. The Lynn Cook "Hard Luck Award" will be $50 to the driver officials decide has had the worst racing luck of the night. The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio "Hard Charger Award" provides $50 to the driver advancing the most positions from his assigned starting spot in the A-Main. A free tire is also up for grabs from both Hoosier Tire Midwest and Lias Tire/American Racer to the driver finishing the highest on all 4 of each brand of tires.

The official host hotel of the weekend is the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Holiday Inn Express located less than a mile from the track. Rooms for Friday night are $88 and you must ask for the "Buckeye Outlaws" rate. Rooms can be reserved by calling 812-537-2552. There is ample parking for race haulers in the old casino parking lot next door and security will be patrolling the lot. Fans are also welcome to, and encouraged to use the host hotel.

For more information on the weekend you can email the series director at sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone 740-703-3768. You may also log onto the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com

 

 

Ohio’s Dave Shullick Jr. to Contend for Oswego Speedway’s ‘Mr. Supermodified’ Title on Saturday

OSWEGO, NY (July 29, 2013) – Announced on Monday, ISMA Supermodified ‘King of Wings’ champion Dave Shullick Jr., will return to non-wing Novelis Supermodified action Saturday night at Oswego Speedway to contend for the title of ‘Mr. Supermodified’ and $10,000 in John Nicotra’s No. 6 machine.

Shullick, who recently placed third in Sandusky Speedway’s Hy-Miler Nationals 100, will return to Nicotra Racing for the first time since finishing third in the 75-lap Jim Shampine Memorial at Oswego on May 24.

In three Speedway races this season, Shullick has yet to finish outside of the top ten positions between wing a non-wing action.

After starting 24th in the Shampine Memorial, Shullick outlasted most of the competition to take a podium finish behind teammate Otto Sitterly and current championship leader Dave Gruel, in front of SPEED SPORT and MAVTV television cameras.

Just two weeks later, Shullick returned in the Bodnar Racing winged No. 94 Supermodified with a ninth place run in the first round of the ISMA Supermodified Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series.

A month later, Shullick contended in the Bodnar No. 95 and went to Oswego’s victory lane for the first time since 2008, being crowned King Dave Shullick VI, after winning the 6th annual King of Wings event at the fast 5/8 mile.

Shullick has made it very clear that he aspires to reach Oswego’s victory lane in Novelis Supermodified competition, a feat his father Dave Shulllick Sr. accomplished three times through his illustrious career.

Saturday night, Shullick will have 75-laps to try and reach his dream and once again he will have the opportunity to do so in front of national television cameras from SPEED SPORT and MAVTV, with the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified event airing on Thursday, September 11 at 8 p.m. EST and PST.

No matter the result, Saturday’s event will mark further non-wing development for Shullick and Nicotra Racing as they continue to prepare for the 58th annual running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego coming on Sunday, August 31.

Fans can reserve seats today for Saturday’s $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified presented by Davis Bros. Inc. by calling the Speedway’s main box office at (315) 342-0646.

General admission seating is available for only $20 on August 2 with padded reserved seating for $25. Pit admission is $35.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

 

 

Ryan Wilson Ready for Port's Dream Race! Williams Grove and Port Royal On Tap for ‘29’ Team

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com

Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Maytown, PA (July 29th, 2014) - One of central Pennsylvania’s ‘newest’ marquee events is just a few days away, and Maytown’s Ryan Wilson is set to take part in it. Wilson, who pilots the Pork - Be Inspired, Dent Tech, Delco Designs, Thru It All Body Shop, Obers Firewood, Subway of Manchester, no. 29 ‘410’ sprint car regularly in central Pennsylvania, will travel to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania this Saturday, August 2nd; ready to do battle at the 8th Annual Living Legends Dream Race. The 8th edition of the Living Legends Dream Race will feature not only a unique format, but also a healthy purse; awarding over $50,000 in prize money throughout the event. An event at this level would be an ideal location to earn a career-first ‘410’ feature victory.

Before heading to Port Royal Speedway, Ryan Wilson and the entire ‘29’ gang will make a visit to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday night, August 1st. A ‘regular’ program is in store at ‘The Grove’ on Friday; complete with preliminary heat races, consolation and main event. The ‘410s’ will be joined by the URC ‘360s’ on August 1st. For more information, please visit Williams Grove Speedway live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com.

After his Friday night venture to the Williams Grove Speedway, Ryan Wilson will switch his focus and travel north to the Port Royal Speedway for the Living Legends Dream Race. The Saturday, August 2nd program will feature two (2) 16-lap/ $2,000-to-win semi-features, and a 35-lap/$10,000-to-win main event. A large list of contingency cash and contingency awards are also up for grabs during the Living Legends Dream Race program; making the entire evening worth over $55,000 in purse money, and over $13,000 in contingency awards. Ryan Wilson, who is still searching for a career-first ‘410’ sprint car main event victory, will visit the Juniata County Fairgrounds venue with one goal in mind; victory. To learn more about this event, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

During recent sprint car competition, Ryan Wilson earned a top-five finish at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Wilson finished fourth (4th) officially during feature action on Saturday, July 26th at the Pigeon Hills venue; following Danny Dietrich, Alan Krimes and Brian Montieth at the checkers. The pilot of the Pork-Be Inspired ‘29’ led from lap 8 until lap 18 before surrendering the top spot.

Ryan Wilson would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Pork - Be Inspired, Dent Tech, Delco Designs, Thru It All Body Shop, Obers Firewood, Subway of Manchester, Doncin Transport, Dustin Nagy Excavating.

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Be sure to keep up with Ryan Wilson on all of the available social networks; including Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RWR29 and Twitter - https://twitter.com/RyanWilson_29 - as well as live on the web at http://www.ryanwilsonracing.com/

Recent Highlights: Finished 4th (A-Main) at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA on Saturday, July 26th

2014 Wins: 0

 

 

Full Circle Racing Fights Tricky Track; Shelton’s Veteran Poise Brings Home Hard-Fought 7th place Finish

By Robert Haugh

Former USAC-Western States Midget champion Ricky Shelton was hoping for better in the 30-lap HONDA USAC-Western States Midget event on July 26 at the 1/5-mile LeMoore Raceway bullring. Though overcoming adversity, finally crossing the checkers with a Top 10 run was a triumph in it’s own.

Shelton started the evening with by timing in 12th of the 18-car field, though Shelton’s within tenths of the top three. Showing veteran poise, Shelton eased back from the pole position of his Heat race after leading the opening laps, finishing fifth, conserving tires and allowing less patient drivers to pass his #71 Monster Seal/Hall Ass Racing Stealth/Ed Pink Ford mount.

Making minor adjustments before the 30-lap feature on the abrasive and greasy banked bullring, Shelton started ninth and remained in the Top 10 throughout the race, biding his time, waiting for the his harder tires to break in. After getting heat in the tires, the car came to the veteran chauffer, with Shelton pulling wheel stands down the straights, delighting the capacity crowd. With harder tires and much more rubber remaining than competitors that opted for softer tires, Shelton was finding the rubber where others could not, finding ways to pass on the abrasive surface.

Shelton quietly worked his way into seventh before being involved in an incident caused by over-aggressive competitors, which relegated Shelton to the rear of the field with just eight laps remaining. With tires to spare as other competitors were smoking their tires, Shelton methodically picked off cars on what was a single-groove track, masterfully guiding the car to a hard-fought seventh place finish, advancing five spots in as many laps.

“We are really gaining on it,” says Hindman. “This was great. We needed a strong run and a finish. We have a strong car and capable team.

Shelton continued to prove he hasn’t lost a step, turning some of the fastest laps of the evening in only his fourth 2014 start. Despite being locked up in heavy traffic and getting blocked my less-experienced competitors, Shelton still was within three tenths of the times set by the leaders who had a clear track.

Shelton returned to Midget racing last year, when after over 15 years, Shelton and his championship Crew Chief Hindman came together midway through 2013, culminating in a strong showing at the 2013 Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix under the Full Circle Racing banner in their debut race as a new team.

Not blessed with enormous finances, the newly formed Southern California Midget has received generous support from many individuals, with special thanks to Midget racing icon Floyd Alvis for providing the chassis and Shane Scully for lending the engine to launch Full Circle Racing.

Shelton and Hindman claimed the 1997 USAC-Western States Midget championship together and are looking forward to coming Full Circle after winning many races and championships together.

Shelton claimed the 1997 USAC Western States championship and rookie-of-the-year, claiming more than 15 Midget victories from 1997 to 1999 and also claimed third place in the USAC National Midget series in 1998 with wins at such races as the Rich Vogler Classic at Winchester Speedway and Eagle Nationals in Lincoln, Neb., as well as a fifth-place finish at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Shelton also owns the six-lap track record at the prestigious Belleville Midget High Banks in Kansas set in 1998.

Hindman has claimed many championships, feature wins and track records as a crew chief, most recently having claimed both USAC Western States and Bay Cities Racing Association championships along with multiple wins and track records.

FCR supporters include Hall Ass Racing, Monster Seal, So Cal Nitrous and Race Fuel, Scully Engineering, Hansen Welding, Floyd Alvis, Kevin Triplett, IMPACT Safety, Van Dyne Engineering, Pro Tech Services, JMS Racing, Western Proformance, Coast Fabrication, Rod End Supply and West Evans Motorsports.

Visit FCR on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Full-Circle-Racing/673067076051142

 

 

McQueen Sees Strong Run Evaporate Due to Tire Issue

By Robert Haugh

Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen was en route to continuing her recent streak of strong runs, maintaining a Top 3 position in the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen at the 1/5-mile LeMoore Raceway. But in racing, anything can happen.

En route to a likely podium finish in the 30-lap Honda USAC-Western States feature event, McQueen was sidelined with three laps remaining when her right rear tire shredded, likely due to a malfunctioning bleeder valve. The very dry, abrasive track surface caused many to spin their tires, many smoking their Hoosier Racing tires.

McQueen began the feature from the pole position, settling into the Top five and remaining there, running within tenths of the leaders, knowing that tire wear would become an issue. On a red flag with eight laps remaining, McQueen’s crew was confident her tires would last the final eight laps.

Unfortunately, while running in third with just three laps remaining, McQueen’s right rear time came apart, ending her evening prematurely.

“I was so disappointed the tire blew up. If we would not have had the red with eight to go I think we would have been ok,” said a frustrated McQueen. “After the red the car was so inconsistent, it was a handful,” added McQueen, who is excited to return to two of her favorite tracks over the next two weeks – Placerville and Petaluma.

Next up for McQueen will be the Bay Cities Racing Association event on August 2 at the quarter-mile red clay of Placerville Speedway at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, followed by the USAC-WS/BCRA “John Soares Classic” at the 3/8-mile Petaluma Speedway on August 9.

McQueen became the first woman to win a BCRA Midget championship in 2011 when she claimed the BCRA Dirt Midget crown, then claimed the 2012 USAC-Western States Midget championship, amassing four Heat race wins, nine Top 5 runs, three fast time awards and 13 Top 10s in 2012. McQueen also holds track records at Calistoga Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway and Orange Show Speedway.

McQueen is also the first female owner to boast a win with a female driver when Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker won a USAC Western States Midget Feature in April 2012 at McQueen’s home track of Bakersfield Speedway at the helm of one of McQueen’s potent Spike/Esslinger entries.

McQueen Racing would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, Eibach Springs, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, Advanced Racing Suspensions, MPD, Ruth Engineering, Jet-Hot Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports and Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen.

Visit www.shannonmcqueen.com for more information on McQueen Racing.

 

 

Final Full F.A.S.T. Weekend Ahead at Attica and Fremont!

Chris Andrews and John Ivy Lead the Pack Down the Homestretch

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, OH (July 28th, 2014) - F.A.S.T. action is quickly coming to a close for the 2014 season; in fact, only three (3) events remain for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service; including two (2) during the upcoming weekend. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro only has two (2) events remaining on its 2014 racing schedule; with one (1) being featured during the upcoming weekend. Both F.A.S.T. championships will come to a close on Saturday evening, September 6th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. F.A.S.T. promoter Rich Farmer will crown two (2) champions on that night; as well as hand out two (2) championship checks. The F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series champion will earn a $10,000 pay day; with this year’s F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series champion earning $2,000.

“Its been a pretty successful season so far...it wouldn’t be possible without the continuing support from our sponsors and the teams that participate” explained Rich Farmer, “Its been really competitive this year...and with the weather only interfering with two shows so far, I’d say that makes us pretty lucky...the next few races should be exciting…the point standings are close; that makes it even better!”

The F.A.S.T. organization will host three (3) events during the upcoming weekend; making its usual visits to the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Attica Raceway Park will host the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series and F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series for the final time in 2014 this Friday evening, August 1st. It will be the only event of the weekend for the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro. F.A.S.T. ‘305’ competitors will conclude their 2014 campaign on Saturday evening, September 6th at the Fremont Speedway.

Although the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series will only be featured once during the upcoming weekend, the stars and cars of the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will be featured twice; returning to action on Saturday, August 2nd at the Fremont Speedway for the final time before their season finale at Fremont on September 6th. The final ‘full’ weekend of F.A.S.T. competition should prove to be than thrilling; as the championship standings continue to be ‘too close to call.’

Two-time feature winner with the series in 2014, Chris Andrews, currently finds himself on top of the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series point standings with 1697 points heading into this weekend’s pair of events; holding a thirty-four (34) point advantage over former series champion, Byron Reed. Reed, who still remains winless in 2014 during F.A.S.T. competition, sits second in the standings with 1663 points. Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay and Travis Philo find themselves third through fifth in the updated championship rankings; with Griffith and Lay each earning two (2) F.A.S.T. victories along the way. Defending series champion, Craig Mintz, is another two-time winner during F.A.S.T. action in 2014, but a streak of absences due to injury has kept Mintz out of championship reach. Besides ‘Mother Nature’ on July 26th, Caleb Griffith is the most recent series winner; stealing the show from Greg Wilson on Friday, July 25th at Attica Raceway Park.

John Ivy’s top-ten performance at Attica Raceway Park last Friday evening, July 25th allowed the veteran to take back the top spot in the current F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series standings; holding a three (3) point advantage over Steve Rando heading into the August 1st program. Nate Dussel, Jordan Ryan and Dustin Dinan sit third through fifth in the standings; with Dussel and Ivy being the only drivers inside the top-five with F.A.S.T. ‘305’ wins on the year. Nate Dussel is the most recent series winner; earning his first F.A.S.T. victory of 2014 at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 25th. Dussel was denied the opportunity to sweep the weekend; with ‘Mother Nature’ claiming a washout at Fremont on Saturday, July 26th.

Upcoming Event Details:

Friday, August 1st - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM / Adults: $15; Seniors: $13; 11-15: $10; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

Saturday, August 2nd - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7:00PM / Adults: $14; Seniors: $12; Students: $8; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

*F.A.S.T. ‘410’ & ‘305’ Event Friday/F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Event Only Saturday*

2014 Winners:

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Winners:

410 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - Tim Shaffer

410 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Christopher Bell

410 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (April 25th) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date)

410 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (April 26th) - Caleb Griffith

410 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Dale Blaney

410 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - Brian Lay

410 Night #7 Attica Raceway Park (June 6th) - Craig Mintz

410 Night #8 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Chris Andrews

410 Night #9 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Brian Lay (2)

410 Night #10 Attica Raceway Park (July 4th) - Chris Andrews (2)

410 Night #11 Fremont Speedway (July 5th) - Jamie Veal

410 Night #12 Attica Raceway Park (July 18th) - Craig Mintz (2)

410 Night #13 Fremont Speedway (July 19th) - Rob Chaney

410 Night #14 Attica Raceway Park (July 25th) - Caleb Griffith (2)

410 Night #15 Fremont Speedway (July 26th) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date)

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Winners:

305 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - John Ivy

305 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Jimmy Colvin

305 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Jason Keckler

305 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - T.J. Michael

305 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Alvin Roepke

305 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Bobby Clark

305 Night #7 Attica Raceway Park (July 25th) - Nate Dussel

305 Night #8 Fremont Speedway (July 26th) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date)

Looking Ahead:

Future F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events:

Night #16 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, August 1st

Night #17 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, August 2nd

Night #18 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, September 6th FINALE

Future F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Events:

Night #9 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, August 1st

Night #10 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, September 6th FINALE

Questions:

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Social Media:

Be sure to ‘like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.

Current Championship Standings (As Of July 28th, 2014):

Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service:

1 16 Chris Andrews 2 1697

2 5R Byron Reed 0 1663

3 40DD Caleb Griffith 2 1643

4 45L Brian Lay 2 1620

5 5T Travis Philo 0 1478

6 46AU Stuart Williams 0 1439

7 9 Dean Jacobs 0 1410

8 35 Stuart Brubaker 0 1386

9 9Z Duane Zablocki 0 1386

10 60 Jody Keegan

1347

11 O7X Dain Naida 0 1314

12 O9 Craig Mintz 2 1260

13 53 DJ Foos

1081

14 40 Caleb Helms 0 951

15 55 Brad Bowman 0 709

16 97 Bryan Sebetto 0 708

17 312 Mike Linder 0 617

18 39M Matt Merrill 0 548

19 81 Lee Jacobs 0 236

[Rank; Car; Driver; Wins; Points]

JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro:

1 8I John Ivy 1 939

2 19R Steve Rando 0 936

3 1 Nate Dussel 1 931

4 5R Jordan Ryan 0 922

5 6 Dustin Dinan 0 915

6 7A Alvin Roepke 1 895

7 8M T.J Michael 1 850

8 2 Ricky Peterson 0 845

9 8 Bobby Clark 1 844

10 36 Seth Schneider 0 816

11 25 Jason Keckler 1 808

12 12 Kyle Capodice 0 770

13 68G Tyler Gunn 0 768

14 11G Luke Griffith 0 767

15 22M Dan McCarron 0 736

16 3J Trey Jacobs 0 730

17 22D Dan Hammond 0 709

18 1W Paul Weaver 0 687

19 7M Brandon Moore 0 683

20 32 Dan Hennig 0 648

21 9 Jimmy Colvin 1 559

[Rank; Car; Driver; Wins; Points]

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FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Sammy Swindell Enter 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell has elected to contend for the 360 Knoxville Nationals title this weekend.

Swindell and the Big Game Treestands team will compete in preliminary action on Friday at Knoxville Raceway prior to Saturday's $10,000-to-win event during the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals.

"Al Parker has been nice enough to put us a new motor together to run there," he said. "It'll make it easier to transition into (the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores) next week."

This will mark the first time since 2011 that Swindell will compete for the crown.

"Everything has to go right for you," he said. "You can't have any hiccups along the way. It's just like in the 410s; you have to be ready, be on it and have things go right."

Swindell claimed Rookie of the Year honors at the 360 Knoxville Nationals in 2010 when he charged from 21st to fourth during his preliminary feature before finishing second in the finale.

He won his preliminary night in 2011 en route to a third-place result during that year's prestigious feature.

This weekend, which will be capped on Sunday when the Big Game Treestands team competes in the Capitani Classic at the half-mile oval, also provides one final opportunity for Swindell to test prior to the $150,000-to-win FVP Knoxville Nationals the following week.

"We've tried a bunch of different combinations the last couple of weeks," he said. "Hopefully we can roll it all together. We have a lot of information to go on over the last couple of weeks. Now is the time to put it all together."

Swindell endured a tough finish last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where a broken u-joint during the B Main ended his night early.

After qualifying fourth quickest and finishing his heat race sixth - one spot out of a lock-in position to the feature - Swindell led the opening lap of the B Main. He was in contention for a transfer when the driveline issue occurred, which sidelined him for the remainder of the event.

"The car was pretty good," he said. "I was still trying to run the top and I don't think it was the fastest way around. I just wanted to see how the car was and felt like we could transfer pretty easy. Unfortunately, we had a u-joint break, which we haven't had any trouble with before."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: DNF (2).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 21 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals and Sunday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Capitani Classic

LIVE AUDIO -

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MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Starks Battles for Two Top 10s During Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 28, 2014) - Trey Starks was in contention for his first win of the season last weekend at Skagit Speedway.

Unfortunately, tire woes derailed Starks during the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway.

"We just had some bad luck," he said.

After qualifying seventh quickest to kick off the doubleheader last Friday, Starks started third in a heat race that locked the top three into the main event.

"We had a tire go flat with two laps to go in the heat race because the right rear wheel broke," he said.

Starks held on for a fourth-place finish, which relegated him to the B Main. He then made a last-lap pass in traffic to win the consolation race and transfer into the main event, which he started 16th.

"We had a really good car and marched up through there," he said. "I ran out of laps, but we had a good car that set us up for some points for the final day."

Starks rallied to pick up a dozen positions en route to a fourth-place result, which was his seventh top five of the season. It also put him third in overall points heading into Saturday's finale.

After finishing where he started - third - in the A Main scramble on Saturday, Starks lined up on the inside of the second row for the 40-lap feature.

"We ran second for almost the whole race," he said. "Seth (Bergman) was pretty hard to touch. He was the guy to beat that night and I don't think anybody was going to beat him. We raced hard and through traffic good."

Starks maintained second place throughout the feature following his pass to earn the runner-up position on Lap 8. During a caution with 10 laps remaining he noticed a tire was going flat.

"We made it five laps and then the tire exploded," he said. "I've never had one explode like that on me. It ripped the wing up. I thought the rear end broke or something."

Starks slowed to bring out a caution following the issue with five laps remaining. His team replaced the tire in the work area and Starks returned to rally for an eighth-place finish.

He is currently headed toward the Midwest for this weekend's 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Thursday through Saturday. It will mark his first time at the half-mile track since 2012.

"It's a good race to do well at," he said. "We're really looking forward to seeing what we can do. We feel like we have our best shot at this year because of what we've learned and the new equipment we have."

Starks will also compete at Knoxville Raceway on Sunday for the Capitani Classic before racing in the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Monday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (16).

July 26 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Scramble: 3 (3); Feature: 8 (3).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals; Sunday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Capitani Classic; and Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreyStarksRacing?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at any race he attends as well as on http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

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"Southstar Equipment helps my dad with his timber processing company," Starks said. "They have helped my dad out a lot and produce great equipment. We're very excited to have them on board."

Starks would also like to thank Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Bell Set to Defend Belleville Midget Nationals Title after 17th Win of the Year!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (July 28, 2014) – The Belleville Midget Nationals.

Those few words say it all, and it doesn’t get much bigger in Midget racing than that. The powerful little cars hustling around the Belleville High Banks at breathtaking speeds, it’s the stuff of legend where past winners include the likes of current NASCAR stars Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne among others.

This weekend, 19-year-old Christopher Bell of Norman, OK, aims to become just the fourth repeat winner in the 37th running of the Belleville Midget Nationals in Belleville, KS, after capturing his first Belleville crown last year en route to the USAC National Midget title.

And he does it coming off an open-wheel racing world best 17th win of 2014 last Wednesday night when he scored the MOWA Speedweek opener victory in Highland, IL.

Along with the Belleville Midget Nationals this Thursday and Saturday, this week’s slate opens with USAC’s Kansas Midget Week kicking off Tuesday night at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, KS, where Bell also won last year’s Chad McDaniel Memorial.

“It’s a fun little place, last year it rained some the night before and built up an awesome cushion,” Bell explained of the Solomon Valley Raceway.

From there, it’s on to the Belleville High Banks where Bell will also pilot the RPM/Gormly No. 99 in Friday night’s USAC Silver Crown event atop the ½-mile oval.

“They’re total opposite racetracks, we go from one of the smallest tracks we’ll race on to about the biggest and fastest we’ll see,” Bell explained of the difference between the Beloit and Belleville tracks. “It’s good, we get some real diversity in tracks that way.”

The history surrounding the Belleville Midget Nationals isn’t lost on the youngster gunning for a second consecutive event win. “It would be an honor to win it back-to-back, I don’t think that’s something that many guys have done.”

Indeed it isn’t, as only three drivers have gone back-to-back at Belleville including Stan Fox in 1979 and 1980, Kasey Kahne in 2000 and 2001 and most recently Bryan Clauson in 2009 and 2010.

This week’s events also offer up an opportunity for Bell to gain some ground on Keith Kunz Motorsports teammate Rico Abreu in the chase for the USAC National Midget championship. “Something pretty major will have to happen to catch Rico at this point, all I can do is just take it race by race,” Bell commented of his pursuit for a second consecutive championship.

Bell comes off a rain-shortened weekend that included his 17th win of the year last Wednesday night before rallying from deep in the field after a Thursday heat race incident for another top-ten finish.

In Wednesday’s MOWA Speedweek opener for winged 410 Sprint Cars, Bell rallied from the tail of his heat to finish second before winning the Dash and then dominating the feature event in the Fox Brothers No. 53 Sprint Car for win number 17 of the year.

“The car was on rails, it was perfect,” Bell commented.

It looked like more of the same on Thursday night at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL, with Bell slicing through his heat race field until the night got derailed when he got collected in a Brady Bacon flip.

Rebounding to win the “B” Main, Bell advanced from his 17th starting position to salvage a seventh-place finish.

“I passed all I could in about the first ten laps, then it locked down and we just rode around the rest of the way,” Bell commented.

With two more nights of winged 410 action set for the following two nights, Mother Nature dictated otherwise with rainouts at Jacksonville and Macon.

More winged 410 Sprint Car action is right around the corner though, with Bell taking the seat of Brandon Berryman’s No. 31b All-Pro Auto Reconditioning for Sunday night’s Third Annual Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway.

But first, there’s business to be taken care of at the High Banks.

2014 Quick Stats: 64 races, 17 wins, 33 top-fives, 42 top-tens.

Next Up:

Tuesday, Solomon Valley Raceway (Beloit, KS) – Kunz 67 Midget

Thursday, Belleville High Banks (Belleville, KS) – Kunz 67 Midget

Friday, Belleville High Banks (Belleville, KS) – RPM/Gormly 99 Silver Crown

Saturday, Belleville High Banks (Belleville, KS) – Kunz 67 Midget

Sunday, Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) – Berryman 31b Winged 410 Sprint Car

Monday, Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) – Berryman 31b Winged 360 Sprint Car

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Eliason Fifth at the Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off his win at last week’s Clay Cup at the Deming Speedway, Cory Eliason returned to action in full size sprint cars over the weekend, as he picked up a fifth place finish at the Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare, CA aboard the M&S Racing No. 27 entry.

“We timed in right in no man’s land (5th quick), but we were able to work our way forward in the feature event,” Eliason said. “Double File restarts did not go my way, as I would lose a few spots, and spend a few laps re gaining them, but at the end of the night, we are pretty happy with a fifth place finish.”

With 35 cars on hand, Eliason timed the Angius & Terry/M&S Racing Engines/Shell Shock machine in fifth fastest, putting him in the second row of the first heat, where a third place finish transferred him directly into the night’s feature event.

Missing out on the Pole Shuffle due to his qualifying time, Eliason lined up for the 30-lap feature event in the fifth row, on a very traditional Tulare Thunderbowl surface, that feature a cushion right up on the wall.

Getting up on the cushion, when the race got underway, Eliason crept his way forward, as he found himself as high as the fifth spot.

With cautions periodically flying throughout the feature, restarts did not go well for Eliason, as he slipped back to the seventh spot on a pair of occasions, and he was forced to dig himself out of a hole to get back into the Top-Five.

Battling with Craig Stidham, Bud Kaeding and Mason Moore in the race’s closing laps, Eliason was able to fight his way back to a fifth place finish when he took the checkered flag.

“We had a really good car, but double file restarts never seem to go my way,” he said. “Instead of gaining ground, I lost a few spots, and went from fifth to seventh a couple times, and had to fight back up to the fifth, rather than try and battle for the lead. It’s part of it though, and I can’t thank everyone on this team for working so hard for me.”

M&S Racing would like to thank Angius & Terry, FVP, M&S Racing Engines, Shell Shock Designs, Reitz Almond Harvesting, Empireworks Reconstruction and Painting, and Eagle Motorsports for their continued support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-19, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Cory Eliason and his M&S Racing team are hoping to return to action on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track!

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Cory by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

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DJ Netto Bags Two More Top 10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hitting the Ocean Speedway and the Thunderbowl over the weekend, DJ Netto has a strong weekend that saw him record a fourth place finish with the Taco Bravo Sprints before finishing eighth with the King of the West Series.

“I can’t thank everyone who is on this team for continuing to give me good cars on a weekly basis,” Netto said. “Driver has just made some mistakes, but we can’t complain to much with our results.”

Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA, the Hanford, CA product timed the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts No. 88N in 12th fastest, before going on to win his heat race.

Pulling the three pill in the redraw, Netto lined his machine up in the second row of the feature event, as he started the race off by chasing after Bud Kaeding, and Justin Sanders.

As the lead duo spent much of the race throwing slide jobs on each other, Netto sat in the catbirds seat waiting for a mistake, as he fought his machine that was having power steering issues.

While running in the third spot, Netto began feeling pressure from Carson Macedo, and in the closing laps, Netto slipped back to the fourth spot, as his steering continued to tighten up.

At the stripe, Netto would hang on to a very strong fourth place finish, as he headed to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the Peter Murphy Classic.

With 35 cars on hand for the King of the West event dubbed as the Peter Murphy Classic, Netto got off to a strong start in time trials, as he timed in seventh fastest.

Finishing fourth in his heat, Netto earned a berth directly in the feature event, and rolled off for the 30-lap feature event in the fifth row.

On the immaculately prepared track for the feature event, Netto admittedly stayed on the bottom of the speedway in turns one and two too long, and gave up some valuable track position.

As he searched around the speedway, the KWS Rookie of the Year contender began picking positions back up, and was able to salvage his night with an eighth place finish.

“It was a really cool event, and a great race to be a part of, and I can’t thank Peter Murphy for working so hard to make it possible,” Netto said. “My guys gave me a great car, I just made a couple of early mistakes that put us in a hole, but fortunately I had a good enough car, where I was able to get going to right direction, and earn a Top-10.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto will be back in action on Saturday night with the King of the West Series as they invade the Stockton Dirt Track.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

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Hirst Rebounds For Ninth Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- Driving the Peter Murphy Tribute car at the Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday night in Tulare, CA, Kyle Hirst rebounded from a mid race flat tire, to score a ninth place finish with the King of the West Series.

“The month of July sure wasn’t nice to this Roth Motorsports team,” Hirst said. “We are all looking forward to tearing this month out of the calendar to see what August has in store for us.”

Climbing aboard his Roth Motorsports entry that adorned the green and white scheme that Peter Murphy piloted in the United States the last few seasons, Hirst timed the Dalton’s No. 1NZ machine in second fastest, putting him in a great spot for the night ahead.

With the track still very fast for heat races, Hirst finished in the third position, putting him in the feature event, and also in the Pole Shuffle, that replaced the dash on this night.

Outlasting the field for the Pole Shuffle, Hirst earned the right to lead to field to green aboard his Peter Murphy Tribute machine for the 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic, and he quickly found himself in a very entertaining battle with young, Carson Macedo.

Thrilling the crowd with numerous slide jobs, Hirst night nearly came to a wild finish as he got into the cushion a little too hard on the 14th lap, and he had all four wheels on the wall, but was able to bring it down, and keep racing, though he lost a few positions.

Battling a right front flat, Hirst finally brought his machine to a stop a lap later, and went to the work area to get some fresh rubber.

Restarting at the tail end of the field, Hirst had his elbows up, as he rode the cushion, and clawed his way back up to a ninth place finish, in minimal laps.

“I can’t thank the entire Roth Motorsports team for giving me a car, and getting the tribute car put together,” Hirst said. “It was a very cool event to be a part of, and I wanted to win this race so bad especially being in the 1NZ machine. I can’t thank Dennis and Teresa for letting us honor Peter Murphy this way, and giving us some great equipment.”

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-4, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will return to action on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Cox 15th With 360 Against King of the West 410’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back aboard his family owned No. 31c machine on Saturday night, Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team opted to take their 360ci engine and take on the King of the West 410ci division at the Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

“Peter Murphy worked so hard to put this event on, and we felt it was fitting to take part of the event, even though we were underpowered,” Cox said.

With 35 cars on hand at the Thunderbowl, Cox timed his Capitol Casino/Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks entry in 17th fastest, putting him in the third row of his heat race.

“We nearly made the inversion, and earned a front row heat starting spot, but we were happy with a lap that good,” he said.

With the track holding moisture through heat races, and being exceptionally fast, Cox’s lack of horsepower hampered him a bit, as he finished in the sixth spot, and was forced to make a stop in the night’s B Main event.

Lining up on the front row of the ‘B’, Cox jumped out to an early lead, and went on to earn the win, transferring to the feature event, and being the only 360ci entry to do so, solidifying his team the 360 bonus in doing so.

On the second attempt at starting the race, Cox got caught up in a pile up that resulted in a damaged nose wing, and a broken right-rear bleeder, but Cox elected to stay on the track, and restart from the back of the pack.

With the right rear being off on air pressure with the broken bleeder, Cox worked the bottom as his machine was a handful with the damage, and hit his marks, and make laps.

When the race came to a close, Cox crossed the stripe with a 15th place finish.

“I can’t thank everyone who worked on this car all night,” Cox said. “We were pumped to make the feature event, and even with a little bit of damage from a wreck, we still had a decent night. I hadn’t raced in a couple of weeks, so it was nice to get back out there. I have to thank Rod Tiner, Jr, Zach, and Kyle for their hard work. I am looking forward to continue to work together as the season moves on.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Capitol Casino, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet, JRI Shocks, JRD Endeavors, NAAKE, LRB, Tim’s Hot Rods, Justice Brothers, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, MTFX Graphics, Konnected, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10 Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Cox will be in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, and on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

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Croft Looks to Work Through Rough Patch

PETERSEN MEDIA- On the heels of a DNF at the Placerville Speedway, Willie Croft looked forward to returning to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, a track that he has been so fast at during the 2014 season, but his string of bad luck continued as he was a roll over victim on the first lap of the race that was dubbed as the Peter Murphy Classic.

“It’s been a rough stretch here over the last three weeks,” Croft said. “I was looking forward to Tulare for the Peter Murphy Classic, and because we had been so good there to start the season, but we are in some sort of funk that I hope we can shake very soon.”

With 35 cars on hand for the Peter Murphy Classic, Croft started his night out by timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt No. 29 machine in 11th fastest in time trials.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, Croft was hard on the loud pedal, and went on to pick up the heat race win, and earn a spot in the evening’s special Pole Shuffle.

Ending up fourth in the Shuffle, Croft lined up in the second row of the feature event, and when the action went green, Croft got up on Thunderbowl cushion, which was right on the wall, and getting into the turn two wall, Croft got upside down, and his night was over early.

“It’s just been a tough string here, and hopefully we can turn our luck around at Stockton,” Croft said. “ I have some great people who stick with me, and I can’t thank them enough for continuing to support us.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6 Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Croft will look to turn his Summer around on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

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Kyler Shaw Runs Eighth at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kyler Shaw raced with poise on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway and came away with an eighth place finish, and made his debut at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night with the King of the West Series as a local fire forced the cancellation of the race at the Placerville Speedway.

“It was nice to get some laps at Tulare for the first time, and it was even more special being that it was the Peter Murphy Classic,” Shaw said. “Friday night we seemed to have a tough night, but at the end of the day, we were able to score another Top-10.”

Friday night at the Ocean Speedway, Shaw timed his Shaw Structures Unlimited/PM$ Investments/Stan Yockey Motorsports No. 92 machine in 16th fastest with 24 cars on hand, and looking to lock into the Johnny Key Classic.

Finishing fifth in heat race action, Shaw found himself lining up in the sixth row of the feature event, and when the race got underway, Shaw made contact with a pair of cars resulting in his nose wing coming loose and folding up on him.

On the fourth lap, the nose wing finally came loose, and flew off his machine causing a yellow, but Shaw elected to stay on the track, and race through it.

Sitting in the 10th spot much of the race, Shaw was unable to make the top work, so he elected to work the bottom of the speedway, as he continued to run in the 10th spot.

On the final lap of the feature event, Brad Furr caught a rut and bicycled in front of Shaw, and the Fresno, CA driver was able to take advantage, and steal the eight place finish at the line.

“We were probably a 10th place car without our nose wing, and it was one of those nights where I just focused on hitting my marks, and was fortunate enough to end up with an eighth place finish.”

Saturday night saw Shaw and his family team check into the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic, as the Placerville Speedway was being used to house people evacuated for their homes due to the Amador County Fire.

Timing in 24th fastest during time trials, Shaw started and finished sixth in his heat race, as he got comfortable running against the Tulare wall, but after the checkered flew on the race, Shaw’s rear-end expired, and he was unable to make repairs for the ‘B’ Main, and his night was over.

“I had an absolute blast running in Tulare, CA for the first time ever, and I am really excited for the Trophy Cup now,” he added. “I can’t thank my family enough for all they do for me, and all of the great people that continue to support our team.”

Kyler would like to thank Shaw Structures Unlimited, PM$ Investments, Stan Yockey Motorsports, Pro Signs, 4FourGraphics, F4st Four Media, Borrelo Racing Engines, Uncle Dave’s Ranch, and Sid’s Smokehouse for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-7.

ON TAP: Kyler will return to action on Saturday night back at the Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Kyler Shaw by following @KS2Motorsports on Twitter, or liking https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kyler-Shaw-Motorsports/210375962325287.

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Brian Brown – 360 Nationals Looms After Tough Crash!

(Bill W) July 28, 2014 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team are ready for the most important two weeks of the season. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver will qualify Friday for the Knoxville 360 Nationals before Saturday’s championship. He will also compete in Sunday’s 3rd Annual Capitani Classic for the 410’s at Knoxville. The team is ready for this week after a tough crash sustained while going for the lead in last Saturday night’s 410 feature at Knoxville.

Drawing mid-pack in the toughest 410 field of the season, you registered quick time last Saturday at Knoxville.

It’s a good time to be qualifying well. Our qualifying package has been good all year long. Saturday was no different. We’ve got the basics figured out here for this year, and Charlie Garrett builds an awesome motor. On tracks like that, your car has to roll around, but you have to have a good motor too. I feel Charlie’s the best engine builder in the country.

Again, you came from sixth to win your heat.

That’s always a good sign. Our car is so maneuverable. It’s as good as I’ve felt at Knoxville all year long, if ever. Winning the heats gives me a lot of confidence that we can do that during the Nationals and 360 Nationals.

You started eighth in the feature, but it didn’t take you long to move forward.

We got a really good start and we were able to get to fifth. We were able to get by Bronson (Maeschen) on a restart. I really wasn’t catching (third place Mark) Dobmeier too much, and then I kind of changed my line a little bit. We got rolling a little bit and I was able to get by him.

You had another restart, and you were able to get to second and make a move on Ian Madsen for the lead.

We were able to slide under (Dusty) Zomer. Ian and I went at it there for a few laps, which was good for the fans.

You got by him, he got you back and then it looked like you were going to slide in front of him again when the crash occurred.

I got a good run around the top of two and entering three. We were both going for the same real estate, and I just ran out of it and got in a crash. When you race guys that hard and no one gives an inch, things like that are going to happen. Thank goodness it doesn’t happen more than it should as close as we race. That’s how we race. Sometimes you’re the windshield, and sometimes you’re the bug.

Obviously, you were sore after a hard hit head-on into the fence, but it could have been worse.

I’m very thankful for a couple of things. The very first is my Butlerbuilt seat, my Bell helmets and my Hinchman Racewear. The last thing is that the twenty-four best drivers in the country are there every single week and no one cleaned me out while I was sitting broadside on the track.

How does that affect your Nationals preparation?

We have a torn up racecar, but at the end of the day, it could have been a lot worse. We’re still in good shape for the Nationals. We build a lot of equipment up in the winter, and some of that is for the Nationals.

Your attempt at running the 360 car ended early Saturday.

We had an issue with the torque tube that we’ve never seen before. That was definitely something we weren’t expecting. We’ll get all that fixed.

How do you like your chances headed into the 360 Nationals?

The 360 Nationals is something we’re really looking forward to. We really don’t know what to expect. We’ve been really good in the past with the racing, we just haven’t been great with qualifying. We’re looking at that package this week, and seeing how we can be better at qualifying, and how we can get a shot at winning the thing.

The Capitani Classic is always a big night for not only Sprintweek, but for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series points.

It’s the toughest single day show in the country. You have over eighty cars racing for $5,000 to win. You can miss that show really easy.

It sounds like your team really has things ready to go for this week.

I rested Saturday night, and came to the shop at 9:30 Sunday morning. Chad (Morgan), Zach (Thomas) and Greg (King) were still working. They were making sure everything was prepared right. I wouldn’t trade those guys for anyone in the world. I’m glad they’re my teammates.

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Brian is tied for first on the all-time list in top five finishes (six) at the 360 Nationals. He also ranks first in top tens (nine), is second in A main starts (twelve) and is tied for sixth in 360 Nationals run (fourteen).

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Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade-To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

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We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com ! FVP…The Confident Solution

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Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, DNA Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, www.RateWin.com, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net , FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy, Flexzilla and WSIB Insurance for all their support!

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Rough Start and No Finish!

(Bill W) July 28, 2014 – It was a tough start to MOWA Illinois Speedweek for driver Jerrod Hull and the Rockwell American #12 team. The problem was, it never finished either. The last two nights at Jacksonville Speedway Friday and Macon Speedway Saturday were rained out. The Sikeston, Missouri driver was left to ponder his sixth and eleventh place finishes at Highland Speedway and Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, respectively. The team will be off until August 15-17, when they will partake in the three-night, three-track Sprint Invaders Nationals.

Things started well at Highland on Wednesday when Jerrod drew a starting spot outside row one of the heat. “We were able to win the heat,” he says. “After that things didn’t go the way we were planning. We backed up big time in the Dash (3rd to 6th), and we weren’t very good.”

The three-time and defending MOWA champion struggled after starting sixth in the main event. “We were able to get up to fourth,” says Jerrod. “I was able to run with those guys early on. We had a caution come out, and we never were able to get going again. We fell back to sixth. We weren’t happy with that at all, but we had big hopes for Granite City.”

Jerrod struggled in his heat at Granite City on Thursday, driving from fifth to fourth. “That barely locked us into the A main,” he says. “We had to start fifteenth in the feature. The first few laps, we passed some cars.”

That’s when the race became one-lane, and he would checker 11th. “I knew it was going to take rubber as black as it was,” says Jerrod of the track. “If it hadn’t, we could have done a little more. We were to twelfth by then, and we were able to get by one more car after it took rubber and that was it. It was follow the leader after that.”

Unfortunately, a team who needed to get back on track at Jacksonville Friday, never got the chance. “We were disappointed big-time,” says Jerrod. “We’ve never had that rough a start to Speedweek. We had big plans for Jacksonville and Macon, but the weather had bigger plans.”

The Sprint Invaders Nationals will open at the Bloomfield Speedway in Iowa on Friday, August 15, before moving to the 34 Raceway in West Burlington on the 16th and Quincy Raceways in Illinois on the 17th. The ASCS-Warrior region will co-sanction in Quincy. “I think we’re going to switch cars and do three days of 360 racing coming up here in August after the Nationals with the Sprint Invaders,” says Jerrod. “We’d like to make some changes and get going better, because we weren’t very good last weekend.”

Jerrod and the #12 team would like to thank: Rockwell American, Midland Performance, Super Shox, Sebastian Sand Blasting & Powder Coating, Inc., Chuck’s Small Engines, Don Hamilton, HRP, Lighthouse Christian Center, Logo Daddy, Hoosier Tire, Simpson, Weld, Automotive Machine, Maxim and Heartland Trailer Manufacturing.

 

 

Gregg Fourth in Final Race Before Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hitting the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night for one final race before hitting the road for the Knoxville Nationals, Andy Gregg turned in a strong performance that saw him finish in the fourth spot aboard his Miller Fortune/Poor’s Equipment Repair/K&N backed No. 53 machine.

“We had a really fast racecar all night, and though Chico doesn’t compare to the Knoxville Raceway, it was a good way for us to run before heading back east,” Gregg said.

Timing in eight fastest in time trials, the Placerville, CA driver simply dominated his heat race, and earned a spot in the second row of the main event aboard his FK Rod Ends/King Racing Products/BR Motorsports backed machine, but found himself on the front row after a false start.

When the green flag waived on the feature event, Gregg quickly jumped out to an early lead, as he began distancing himself from the rest of the field, as Andy Forsberg and Sean Becker chased after him.

Turning in some impressive laps, Gregg ustilzied the bottom of the speedway in turns one and two, and with Forsberg using the high side of the speedway, he was able to get the advantage exiting the second turn on the 17th lap.

As Forsberg got the lead, Gregg looked to bet back around him, and as he tried to make his move, he opened the door for Sean Becker, and slipped back to the third spot.

Trying to chase after the lead duo, and take back the top spot, Gregg admittedly started to over drive his entry, and allowed Jonathan Allard to take a spot for him in the waning laps.

Gregg’s end result was a fourth place finish.

“It was good that we had speed, but Forsberg just had a good run on us, and I just started pressing after we got passed,” Gregg said. “We had a really fast car, and I just made some mistakes. I can’t thank everyone enough, and I am really looking forward to getting back to the Knoxville Raceway.”

Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Gregg will be in action for the 360 Knoxville Nationals aboard the Scott Russell No. 14R with his qualifying night scheduled for Thursday night. You can purchase all three nights of the 360 Nationals to watch via PPV, by clicking over to TheCushion.Com.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-29, Wins-2, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-18

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

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Sanders Puts Together Best Ocean Speedway Performance of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Not having quite the season he was hoping for at the Ocean Speedway, Justin Sanders went toe-to-toe with Bud Kaeding on Friday night, and came up just short of victory as he recorded his best finish at the Ocean Speedway of the 2014 season by way of his second place finish.

“We had a really good car, and had a really good race with Bud Kaeding,” Sanders said. “We got the lead late, but a double file restart killed us, and we ended up P.2.”

With 24 cars on hand on Friday night, Sanders time his North County Plastering/G&N Construction/Lancaster Locksmith No. 17 machine in fifth fastest, putting him in the night’s second heat race.

Putting together a third place effort in his heat race, Sanders found himself in the night’s redraw, and wound up with the five pill, putting his STS Trucking/Lufos Kustom Designs/Taco Bravo backed entry in the third row of the feature event.

Using a great start to the feature event, Sanders worked his way up into the second spot, and began chasing down early race leader, Bud Kaeding.

Kaeding and Sanders kept the crowd on the edge of their seats as they hooked up in a very entertaining battle that saw them exchange slidejobs with eachother lap after lap, with Kaeding continuing to officially lead as they clicked off laps at the flag stand.

Sanders officially led the 23rd lap, and the caution flew on the 24th lap, putting the field in double-file formation for the restart.

The ensuing restart saw Kaeding grab the advantage, and Sanders then had his hands full with Carson Macedo, but over the final five laps, he was able to secure the second spot, where he would go on to finish.

“It would have been interesting had we not had the last caution,” Sanders said. “It was a blast battling with him, and our team congratulates them on a hard fought win.”

Saturday night saw Sanders and his Warrington Racing team check in at the Marysville Raceway Park as the El Dorado County Fairgrounds was being used to aid local residents during the unfortunate Amador County Fire, thus cancelling the scheduled race at the Placerville Speedway.

Timing his entry in sixth fastest, Sanders went on to finish third in his heat race, and found his machine on the front row of the feature event.

When the feature went green, Sanders got into the lead, but getting into turn three the Prunedale, CA pilot hooked a rut and got his machine up on his side, and was forced to restart at the back of the pack.

Restarting in the 20th spot, the race would go non stop, and with bent up wings on his machine, Sanders would do all he could to thrill the crowd as he battled back to an 11th place finish at the stripe.

“Overall it was a decent weekend,” he said. “We were fast at Marysville, but unfortunately we had some bad luck on the first lap. We restarted with a beat up car, and put on a really good charge in a non-stop feature event, so we were all pretty proud of that. I can’t thank everyone enough who helps on both teams for continuing to work, and get us better on a weekly basis.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be back in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-29, Wins-3, Top-5’s-11, Top-10’s-18

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Steven Tiner Puts On Exciting Charge at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Steven Tiner backed up his double podium performance from a week ago by charging from 23rd to sixth at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night.

“We did not qualify well and started mid pack in the feature event, and on the start of the race we had some contact knock our nose wing down, so I opted to come to a stop, and fix it, and then we put on a pretty good charge,” the Visalia, CA driver said.

Going out very early in time trials, Tiner fought a very tight racecar, and wound up timing in 17th fastest, putting him in the third row of his heat race.

Working his way from his sixth starting spot, Tiner would finish in the fourth spot, putting his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports backed No. 94 machine in the seventh row of the 30-lap Taco Bravo Sprints feature event.

The start of the feature event saw Tiner get into another competitor and knock down his nose wing, and as Tiner pulled a huge wheelie after losing his nosewing, he came to a stop on the speedway, and opted to repair his machine, and tag the rear of the field.

Restarting in the 23rd position, Tiner put together an elbows up performance, that saw him carve his way around the extremely racy ¼ mile speedway.

Racing with some of the region’s top talent, Tiner worked his way into the Top-10, as he battled with Brad Furr, Jamie Duff, and Heath Duinkerken.

Taking advantage of a late restart, Tiner was able to make work of Jeremy Chisum to jump into the sixth spot as he charged after fifth running Shane Golobic.

Tiner would run out of laps on this night, and his charge from 23rd would end with a sixth place finish.

“Coming from last at any race and getting a good finish, is always a testament to the team you are with, and the preparation you put into your program away from the track,” Tiner said. “We fixed an early issue in the feature event, and had a good enough car to do it, so we were are pretty happy with the end result.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, Dan Olson Race Products, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Good Ridge, Schoenfeld, Western Metal Company, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-2, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Tiner will look to carry his momentum to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

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Pegher wins for sponsor, King wins third of 2014 Jacobs & McPherson steal late race wins

Sarver, PA (July 27, 2014) On a Chamber of Commerce Friday Night, four drivers made triumphant returns to Sheetz Victory Lane and were greeted by our friends from the Twin State Auto Racing Club. Mike Pegher Jr. scored his second Precise Late Model feature win of the season after hosting the folks from Bolea Oil to a pre-race hospitality event. Budweiser Points leader Rex King Jr. extended his lead by netting his third Diehl Mods feature win of the season. Lee Jacobs used a wicked slidejob to steal the Peoples TWP Sprint win away from Bud Points leader Carl Bowser. Two-Time Defending Track Champion Corey McPherson ran down 19-lap leader Rob Shook and passed him on the final lap to record his fourth win of 2014.

Mike Pegher Jr. rolled the #1 Cochran Late Model to the green flag from the front row alongside polesitter Brand Burgoon and rocketed around the top cushion in turns one & two to the early lead. Only a handful of cautions kept the race close as Pegher time and again stretched his lead to half and full straightaways in open air. As mentioned above, car owner Lynn Geisler�s longtime sponsor Bolea Oil was on hand, so a large throng of employees and their families joined Geisler and Pegher in Sheetz Victory Lane. Pegher�s second win of the season is the 17th of his career; 11 Pure Stock wins, three Crate Late wins and now three Super Late Model wins.

John Garvin Jr. and Alex Ferree came from the fifth row to finish second and third respectively. Garrett Krummert came from even further back (16th) to finish fourth ahead of Ken Schaltenbrand. Michael Norris, Russ King, Brian Swartzlander, Gary Lyle and Todd Bachman rounded out the Precise Top Ten, while Mike Pegher Jr. and Russ King won their respective heat races.

2014 has been the year of the Kings at Lernerville Speedway, especially in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds, as Rex King Jr. and Sr. have won a combined four races and have led the points exclusively for the entire duration of the season. Dave Murdick has been as high as second in points, (ahead of Rex King Sr. as recently as three weeks ago), but either �Cooter� or �Bandit� have been the points leader all season.

Friday Night, Cooter brought the field to green from the pole flanked by Jeremiah Shingledecker and took the early lead. Shingledecker put him to task in the early laps before getting passed by Brian Swartzlander on lap 13 and then eventually going up in smoke and rolling to a stop in turn two on lap 17. By that time, Swartzlander was the one putting King to task. On the lap 17 restart, King opened the door ever so slightly by jumping the cushion in turn four, but he just hammered the gas, held the lead at the flagstand and never looked back on his way to Sheetz Victory Lane for the third time this season.

Swartzlander chased him to the checkers to finish second ahead of Dave Murdick and Rex King Sr. Steve Feder turned in one of his best finishes of the season in fifth. Rodney Beltz had his best night of the season and quite some time really, by winning his heat race and then backing it up with his best finish of the season in sixth. Jeff Miller in seventh, Rick Regalski in eight and Shawn Kozar in ninth either matched or beat their best finish of the season. Kyle Fink rounded out the Diehl Top Ten in the #77 car. Brian Swartzlander and Rodney Beltz scored heat race wins.

Budweiser Points leader Carl Bowser was hoping for the same result as King, as he too started the 25-lap feature from the pole and seemed well on his way to winning for the fourth time in the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints. May 9 All Star winner Lee Jacobs had other ideas. Coming from eighth on the starting grid, Jacobs quickly made his way to third past Brandon Matus on lap five, but a caution slowed the race on lap six. Prior to the caution, Bowser had stretched out a huge lead of over a full straightaway and on an open track after the restart, Bowser once again jumped out to a big lead. Jacobs dispatched Kuriger on lap seven and was reeling in Bowser by lap 10, but catching Bowser and passing him are two totally different tasks! By lap 15, Jacobs was right on his tail tank as they caught the top ten, but Bowser�s experience at the Action Track paid off in the heavy lapped traffic. By lap 21, Bowser had a clear track ahead of him and an 8-10 car length lead that Jacobs quickly erased. Jacobs threw a wicked slidejob on Bowser in turns one & two to take the lead down the back straightaway as Bowser wisely checked up to avoid contact. Jacobs and Bowser again were mired in heavy lapped traffic by lap 23, but Jacobs held on as they lapped the whole way up to sixth place to secure his second win of the season.

Carl Bowser settled for second, but it was another solid night in the title hunt as he closes in on his second career Track Championship. The recently wed Eric Williams returned to the Action Track for a podium finish. Dan Kuriger scored his best Lernerville feature finish in fourth, while the Apollo Rocket Ed Lynch Jr. was fifth. Brandon Matus, Daryl Stimeling, Mike Lutz, AJ Flick and Scott Priester rounded out the Peoples TWP Top Ten. Billy Dietrich and Carl Bowser were victorious in heat race action.

Rob Shook jumped out to the lead from the pole of the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman feature and led 19 laps, but came up just short of his first feature win of the season. After struggling the past few weeks, Corey McPherson pulled and sent his GM Performance 604 Crate Engine to Mike Ingram this week. And while Mike found everything to be in good working order, McPherson seemed to have his swagger back as he came from the fifth row and slowly but surely made his way to the front. After chasing Shook and second running Aaron Easler for 11 laps, McPherson took advantage of a lap 18 restart to pass Easler and then made a last pass on Shook down the back straightaway. He almost threw it away in turn four as he brushed the wall and threw sparks in the air, but stood on the gas and beat Shook to the checkered flag for his fourth win of the season.

Rob Shook scored a bittersweet second place finish; his third of the season. Jim Fosnaught came from 12th to finish on the podium in third, while Aaron Easler let one slip away by finishing fourth after challenging Shook for the lead before the final caution waved. But despite the disappointing finish, Aaron has officially arrived as a weekly contender in the ultra-competitive Pic-A-Part Sportsman division and will likely win a bunch of races once he wins his first! Mike Miller was strong all night and finished fifth ahead of Mark Sanders, Terry Young, Joey Zambotti, Brett McDonald and Pat Hanley. Heat races were claimed by Corey McPherson and Mike Miller.

Before the final four Fast Fridays of Fab Four Racing determine our 2014 Budweiser Track Champions, we�ll open our gates this Tuesday, July 29 for �Summer Vacation� School Bus and Kids Bike Races along with Trailer Races and $1,000-to-win Enduro 100. Tickets are just $12 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, $5 for Students 11-17 and as always, kids 10 & under will be admitted FREE and are invited to bring their bikes and helmets to race on the Action Track after School Bus heat races. Fab Four drivers Carl Bowser, Brandon Matus, AJ Flick, John Garvin Jr., Michael Norris, Corey McPherson, Jim Fosnaught and Rob Shook are all trying to clear their schedules to join us Tuesday to hand our trophies and ribbons to bike race winners. Gates open at 5:00, racing starts at 7:30.

As mentioned above, Fab Four Racing will continue through Championship Night on Friday, August 22. Next Friday, August 1 is Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night, August 8 is Nostalgia Night and the MRO Injured Driver�s Benefit Auction, August 15 is Turner Dairy Farm Night and August 22 is Championship Night.

 

 

Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series

The most anticipated race on the 2014 Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series schedule is finally here. On August 2nd the guns are loaded as the cars and the stars of the wingless division are headed to the Stockton 99 Dirt Track. This race will take place on the biggest track that most of these drivers have raced on and maybe the fastest to go with it. The Stockton 99 Dirt oval is a 3/8 of a mile in length and everyone wants to win at this new jewel track. With expectations of a large car count series general manager Roger Gleeson says,” this is the big one.” If Stockton is a success, the Joe Hunt Wingless Sprint Shootout Series will look to add more dates at this track for the upcoming 2015 season.

After a long break with the series due to the Orland speedway closing down most drivers have ran weekly at the Petaluma Speedway, Antioch Speedway, Ocean Speedway or Silver Dollar Speedway and are ready to compete again in the traveling series. Tommy Laliberte is the current point leader in the Joe Hunt Series and has been on fire lately at his home track the Ocean Speedway. Laliberte has pulled the reigns back and tight on Terry Schank, who has won the last two races he has competed in and is hot of his win recently at the Silver Dollar. Schank has come alive the last month and is looking to cut down Laliberte’s impressive season. Another driver who is looking for a win and was the last driver to win a Joe Hunt race was Scott Hall. Hall has been trying to find more seat time since he has returned to command in the family owned 56 after a vicious crash in the Campanile owned 77. Hall has a top ten finish at the Stockton 99 in an open non wing 360 and is looking to go back to back with Hunt wins in 2014. Joe Stornetta Jr. has been getting some seat time in winged 360 while the Joe Hunt Series took a break at his home track the Petaluma Speedway. Stornetta looks to try and tame the other competitors in the upcoming event.

Along with the Joe Hunt Magnetos series will be the King of the West Sprint Car Series and the top 410 driver in California will be in attendance before most of the teams head back to the Knoxville Nationals. A great night of racing is going to be held at the Stockton 99 on August 2nd. For more information about this exciting event please visit www.StocktonDirtTrack.com or www.JoeHuntMagnetoswingless.com . Also, you can check us out on Facebook Joe Hunt Wingless Sprints. Gates open at 5 pm on Saturday with the Joe Hunt Wingless Sprint Shootout Series.

For a full point’s summary, results and schedule please follow the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series through FACEBOOK. Magnetos or their products. The main event at all five series racetracks will offer a minimum of $130.00 to start and $1,000 to win. For more information please feel free to call Roger at 916-635-5387.

We at Joe Hunt Magnetos also work on all types of magnetos, bringing that dull spark back to life. Vertex Style magnetos, Mallory magnetos, M.S.D. magnetos, Fairbanks Morris magnetos, Wico magnetos, Lucas magnetos, vintage (nostalgia) magnetos, agriculture, if it's a magneto and needs to be revived, call your Magneto Doctors at 1-800-HUNTMAGS.

 

 

Kulhanek Dominates at Bronco Raceway Park for Second Win of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - CLEVELAND, Texas (July 28, 2014) - Ray Allen Kulhanek capitalized on his test session at Bronco Raceway Park last Saturday.

"We went to try a couple of different things on the car," he said. "We went out with a different brand of torsion bars to try something a little different to pick up more speed than what we've had. We stuck with the basics that I like to run most of the night, but made a couple of small adjustments. Everything just clicked really well on the car."

Kulhanek dominated the night. After winning his heat race, he charged from fifth to the lead during the opening two laps of the main event en route to his second feature victory of the season.

"Everybody drove right through the middle and the top," he said. "I went to the bottom and drove under everybody. By the time we got through turn one I was in third. After turns three and four I was in second. By the time we came into turns three and four for the second lap I took the lead and walked out on it."

Approximately a dozen laps later Kulhanek could see the drivers who were chasing him when a caution occurred around Lap 13.

"I was going into turn three and the second, third and fourth drivers where coming out of turn four," he said. "We took back off again and I ended up lapping the fifth-place car going to the checkers."

Not only did Kulhanek get to test some different setup combinations, he was also able to gain confidence and seat time while the ASCS Gulf South Region is in the midst of a month off.

"I went there expecting to win and wasn't going to be satisfied if we didn't," he said. "That's the best car I've had in probably a couple of years. It was a prefect race car and we happened to hit it on the head. The car was spot on. I could go anywhere I needed to."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dork.racing.9?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com.

"Everyone at J&J Auto Racing are probably some of the nicest people in racing," Kulhanek said. "I talk to them quite frequently. They are always quick to answer phone calls and will get stuff shipped out to you the same day. And they are definitely the safest cars on the market. I don't have a complaint on them after winning the last four championships running their cars."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Miller's RV Park, Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Texas Rotating Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Smiley's Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Don Ott Racing Engines, Snap Graphics, Frazier and Son Laser Cutting and Simpson Race Products for their support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

*PHOTO BY RON SKINNER PHOTOS*

 

 

Lasoski Rallies From Last to Top Five in New Chassis at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2014) - Danny Lasoski has spent the past two weeks working out the bugs in his new sprint car.

The progress was evident during a trio of races in the Midwest last weekend, when Lasoski earned a pair of runner-up results with the Midwest Open Wheel Association prior to charging from last to a fifth-place finish at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"We have a brand new Schnee chassis," he said. "It's a good race car. I just have to figure everything out."

Lasoski kicked off last week with the MOWA Series at Highland Speedway in Highland, Ill., on Wednesday by winning his heat race. That locked him into the dash, where he advanced from sixth to fourth place.

He then maneuvered from outside the second row to a second-place finish in the feature.

"We didn't have anything for (Christopher Bell) on Wednesday night," he said.

Lasoski continued his momentum on Thursday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., where he maneuvered from sixth to second place in his heat race. He then won the dash to start the main event on the pole.

"We took off and were in the lead," he said. "Rico (Abreu) found the rubber before I did and that was the end of the race."

Lasoski's second straight runner-up result carried him into Saturday's event at Knoxville Raceway.

"We were stellar right out of the box," he said.

Lasoski qualified fifth quickest, but he finished sixth in his heat race - one spot out of a lock-in position into the main event.

"In the heat race I was way too tight," he said. "I freed it up for the B Main and freed it up more from the A Main."

After winning the B Main, Lasoski started the feature on the inside of the 11th row. However, he was forced to spin to avoid a flipping car on the frontstretch during the opening lap.

"Starting in the back you try to be aggressive but smart," he said.

Lasoski restarted at the back of the field and he rallied to earn a fifth-place finish, which marked his 13th top five of the season.

"I thought it was a pretty good race car to be able to pass that many cars," he said. "We ended the night on a positive note. We made gains. I'm looking forward to the next two weeks of racing."

Lasoski will pilot a car for Mark Burch Motorsports during the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals this Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. He will wrap up the weekend on Sunday at the half-mile track in his own car during the Capitani Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Highland Speedway in Highland, Ill. - Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

July 24 - Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill. - Heat race: 2 (6); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (1).

July 26 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 5 (21).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 1 win, 13 top fives, 17 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals; and Sunday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Capitani Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DannyLasoski.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DannyLasoski

APPAREL -

Lasoski has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race. For a list of his scheduled races, visit http://www.DannyLasoski.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

With more than 80 years in the industry, Hinchman Racewear prides itself on safety, experience, innovation, quality and customer service. For more information on how Hinchman Racewear can protect you, visit http://www.HinchmanRacewear.com.

"I really want to thank Nancy and the team at Hinchman Racewear for putting in the effort to make such a great product," Lasoski said.

Lasoski would also like to thank Creason Pipeline Services, the Michael Ross Foundation, Chase Contracting Inc., Ditzfeld Transfer, Engler Machine & Tool, Open Joist, Arctic Cat, Triple X Race Co., Sweet Manufacturing, Kistler Engines, Lincoln Auto Auction, Penske Racing Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Winters Performance Products, Speedway Motors, Klein Motors and RVs, QA1, MSD Ignition, Hoosier Racing Tire, Five One Media, Driver Websites and Ocala Lawns for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Showcases Speed Throughout the Inaugural Peter Murphy Classic

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (July 28, 2014) - Speed was not a problem for Dominic Scelzi last Saturday during the inaugural Peter Murphy Classic.

"We were extremely fast all night long," he said. "We drew the No. 1 pill and ended up fourth quick."

Scelzi capitalized on the good draw to qualify fourth quickest, which lined him up on the outside of the second row of a King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series heat race at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"I got into second and was on the leader, but I didn't have the right time to make a move," he said.

Scelzi advanced into the feature following his runner-up finish in a heat race. This time the series used a pole shuffle and Scelzi drew the highest number - eight - to compete first.

"Unfortunately I drew the eight in the pole shuffle," he said. "(Brent Kaeding) won the start and was a car length in front of me at line and stayed there."

Scelzi lost the two-car, two-lap dash, which made him line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"At one time I was in sixth and the next lap I'd be in fourth," he said. "After things got settled down I fell into the fifth position. I was running the bottom in turns one and two, sliding through the middle and catching the fence on the exit to drive off turn four. I was biding my time trying to wait for the car to come in. Bud Kaeding got around me on the top so I moved up and was able to run down him and Brent Kaeding."

After battling inside the top five throughout the main event, Scelzi's car began to come to him in the final laps. He closed the gap to the Kaedings in a battle for a podium finish.

"They would enter on the top and I would slide to the cushion," Scelzi said. "On one lap both their right rears got caught on the cushion and that slowed them down. I was going to hit my right front tire off Bud's left rear. I turned down after I got to the cushion. It buried the right rear and it shoved the nose over."

The front end of Scelzi's car was damaged in the impact and it ripped a shock mount off the car. He pulled into the infield with four laps remaining while running in fifth place.

"It was frustrating," he said. "It took me a little longer than I liked to get going well. If it was a 40-lap race I would have been more patient racing Bud and Brent. I felt like we were a top car there the last few laps. A small driver error cost us a really good finish."

Scelzi, who was credited with a 17th-place finish, will compete with the King of the West this Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 8 (8); Feature: 17 (8).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

Panella Trucking, which started in 1934 as Ralph Panella Trucking, has grown to become one of the largest specialized agricultural trucking firms in the country and employs several hundred people during its busiest seasons hauling a variety of agricultural products. While the majority of its business is confined to California and Nevada, Panella Trucking also operates in Oregon, Washington and Arizona hauling for such Fortune 500 companies as Unilever (Ragu), Diamond Foods and Gilroy Foods (a division of Con Agra). For more information, visit http://www.PanellaTrucking.com.

"I want to thank everyone at Panella Trucking for all of their support for the race team as well as their great service for all of the tomato farmers," Scelzi said.

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, Sparco and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Wheatley Bruised After a Pair of Car-Destroying Crashes at Knoxville and Huset's

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 28, 2014) - Austen Wheatley's new best friend is ice.

Wheatley will be forced to spend a lot of time with frozen water following a wild weekend where he flipped violently in back-to-back nights.

"It's probably the worse weekend I've had in my career," he said. "We have one motor left. We have one car left."

The weekend started on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Wheatley qualified 20th quickest and finished third in his heat race to lock himself into the feature. However, Wheatley was unable to make a lap as another car made contact with him on the start.

"Somebody on the outside came down and cleaned us out," he said. "They turned down and clipped my left front. It was around the bottom so I think they were trying to get to the bottom before we got to turn one."

The impact propelled Wheatley into a series of flips, which culminated with his car landing on top of the frontstretch infield wall adjacent to the flag stand.

The team put together the spare car on Sunday afternoon prior to the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event at Huset's Speedway. Wheatley qualified ninth quickest and placed third in his heat race to start the main event on the inside of the sixth row.

"I was running eighth with five laps to go and Sheldon Haudenschild yard sailed me," he said. "He hit my left side header with his right front. It cut the car in half. The motor almost came out."

The crash, which resulted in a 19th-place finish, destroyed Wheatley's car for the second straight night and beat his body up.

"My knees are swollen and there's about a two-inch bubble in my forearm," he said. "I've been icing a lot."

The team hopes to replenish the inventory in order to compete this weekend.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: DNF (15).

July 27 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 19 (11).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DownForceDesigns?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Downforce Designs

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Astro Titanium, The Oil Medics, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Attacking 360 Knoxville Nationals This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2014) - Mark Burch Motorsports has put together a dominant car during the 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary action the past two years.

Danny Lasoski has piloted the team to a preliminary victory during the premier 360ci sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, before narrowly missing out on a top five during the finale.

"Mark and the crew have given me a great car the past couple of years," Lasoski said. "We've been able to win our prelim night, but have come up short during the night when it pays the most. Hopefully this year we can stay up front all weekend."

The team returns to the half-mile oval with preliminary competition set for this Thursday prior to Saturday's $10,000-to-win event.

Lasoski, who claimed his lone 360 Knoxville Nationals title in 1995, is the winningest driver in Knoxville Raceway history. However, he noted that it's a toss-up at the prestigious event that has averaged nearly 109 entrants each year during the past decade.

"There are a lot of talented teams every year and we're right in the mix with those," he said. "Every time you hit the track points are on the line so it's important to start off the event by qualifying well during our preliminary night and then go from there."

Lasoski has timed in 10th quickest during his preliminary event each of the past two years. He has then advanced through his heat race to set the Mark Burch Motorsports entry up for a strong start during the feature.

In 2012, Lasoski took the top spot with 15 laps remaining en route to the win and last year he led throughout the main event.

"It's been great to drive for Mark the past couple of years and I look forward to continuing our success this weekend," he said.

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lincoln Auto Auction

Located in Lincoln, Neb., Lincoln Auto Auction is a dealer-only auction that specializes in vehicle remarketing and designing auction events. For more information, visit http://www.LincolnAutoAuction.com.

"The Durst family have been long time supporters of sprint car racing," Burch said. "Being from Nebraska it is an honor to be associated with such a reputable company."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, Speedway Motors, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, King Racing Products, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Speedway Shock Service, Gessford Machine, Hot Dot, Inc., Dyer's Top Rods, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Diamond Pistons, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Total Seal Piston Rings, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Huggins Cams, Harris Decals and DUDE. be nice for their continued support.

 

 

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation to Raffle Special Shane Stewart Helmet

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2014) - Sprint car racing fans around the world have the opportunity to win a unique item.

Five-time 360 Knoxville Nationals champion Shane Stewart is donating a race-worn Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation themed helmet, which is painted by Shell Shock Designs. The helmet will be raffled off to benefit the foundation that Al Tschider started to create motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses.

"I sent Shane a message asking him if he would like to get involved in our helmet project," Tschider said. "I was very excited to have him get back to me and say yes. I've gotten to know Shane the past few years while becoming involved with putting on Kick-It games. Shane is a great person and a class act."

Raffle tickets for the random drawing will be on sale throughout the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals - Aug. 6-9 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - at the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation booth and at the Shane Stewart souvenir trailer. Tickets are $5 a piece or six for $20 and the money donated will go toward the funding of Natalie's dream trip to the 2014 Trophy Cup and Christopher's dream to race a quarter midget.

"It means so much to me personally and to have Shane's unique helmet help fund our two current projects is amazing," Tschider said. "One lucky fan is going to get a great souvenir, but two awesome children are going to be able to achieve a dream thanks in part to this raffle."

Tickets can also be purchased by emailing Budwell74@msn.com. The drawing will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8.

BIG AL KIDS & MOTORSPORTS FOUNDATION -

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses. For more information, visit http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org.

"I really believe in motor sports and it gives these kids something to look forward to," Founder Al Tschider said. "They spend a lot of time at the hospitals or just doing stuff that the normal kid doesn't have to do."

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation would like to thank Steve Forler Trucking, Village Green Resort, FX Signs, Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, Brenton's Outdoor Adventures, MyTrafficMan.com, Joe Jones Entertainment, Satellite Solutions, Liquid Lime, Northwest Powder Coating & Sandblasting, Ridge Runner Wings, Randy Price, Steve Beitler, JSR Motorsports, Pro Mod Engines, RS Products, Triple X Race Co., OPC, JOES Racing Products, Design 500 Racewear, SpeedMart, Vic's Old Gas Pumps, Moka Joe's Coffee and all of people who have donated time and money for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigALkidsMSF

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INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Schatz Returns Home for Gerdau Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway Aug. 17

Inside Line Promotions - MINOT, N.D. - One of Donny Schatz's most emotional victories came during the Gerdau Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway.

The 2012 triumph during a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event left Schatz choked up in Victory Lane, where everything came full circle.

"That's the town where I grew up and that's where my dad took me to watch racing on Sunday nights," he said. "That's where the love of racing started for me. To win in a sprint car is a dream come true. To race with the World of Outlaws is a dream come true."

Schatz was also victorious during last year's lone Outlaws event, which made him the first repeat winner in eight races. It gives him added confidence and momentum heading into this season's World of Outlaws race on Sunday, Aug. 17.

"It's a special place," he said. "That's the hometown crowd that has supported me since Day 1."

Although Schatz has claimed the race the past two years, the previous six races were won by different drivers. Terry McCarl earned the inaugural triumph in 2006 before defending World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman picked up the win in 2007.

Jason Meyers, Danny Lasoski, Joey Saldana and Craig Dollansky also have garnered trips to Victory Lane.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheel, 900-plus horsepower race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHERE: Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D.

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 17

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a "Class of 2014" poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.

 

 

Tracy Hines Heads to the Heartland for USAC Kansas Speedweek

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—July 28, 2014— Numerous states have Speedweek events throughout the season, and Kansas is throwing their hat in the ring, with a four-race mini-series of their own, thanks to a pair of USAC National Series. The Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series and Honda USAC National Midget Series will head west this week to compete at a pair of tracks in the Jayhawk State. Tracy Hines will take part in all four races, as he looks to repeat with the Silver Crown Series at the famed Belleville High Banks, while seeking his first win in the Belleville Midget Nationals.

The four-race swing will open for Hines on Tuesday, July 29 at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kansas, for the running of the Second Annual Chad McDaniel Memorial for the Honda USAC National Midget Series. Action then shifts to the famed Belleville High Banks on Thursday, July 31 for the opener of the Belleville Midget Nationals. The Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series will then hit the track on Friday, August 1 for a 50-lap race. The four-race swing will conclude on Saturday, August 2, with the finale of the Belleville Midget Nationals for the Honda USAC National Midget Series.

“I’ve won some big events over the years, but Belleville is the one that is missing, and I really want to get that one,” said Hines. “I’ve been close there a few times and that is a place where you have to really have everything go your way and have the right track position. Belleville can be a very challenging place to pass at and you have to be careful when and how you pass as well.”

Hines made his debut at Soloman Valley Raceway last season aboard the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike, with the Honda USAC National Midget Series, finishing fourth at the quarter-mile bullring. He opened the night as the fourth-fastest driver in time trials of the 24 entries. The veteran driver finished fifth in the first heat race to earn a spot in the 30-lap main event.

Hines was victorious with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series at the Belleville High Banks last season. He earned the pole position at the legendary half-mile, after turning the fast lap in time trials, and proceeded to lead all 50 laps of the main event to score the victory.

“Our Silver Crown program has been pretty solid on the dirt this year,” he noted. “We came close to winning at Terre Haute and were fast at the Indy Mile as well. We are definitely looking to shake off the bad luck we had last week at Raceway Park [Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis]. That one hurt us in the points, so we have to try and gain some of those back and going to Belleville, where we had a winning package last year, certainly gives us a good base.”

In the 2013 Belleville Midget Nationals, Hines finished second in the opener and was fourth in the finale. The first night of the 36th edition of the Belleville Midget Nationals saw Hines time in second-fastest of the 25 drivers in attendance. He followed that up with a runner-up finish in the second heat race and also was second in the preliminary feature.

On the final night at Belleville last year, Hines finished second in the second heat race, which put him in the pole dash, where he came home fourth. he would line up for the 40-lap feature on the outside of the second row and finished fourth.

Hines competed once last week, racing in the J.D. Byrider 100 for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. He qualified sixth-fastest of the 24 entries. He was running among the top-10 on lap-17, when he spun in oil that had been laid down by another competitor. The No. 16 Hughs Brothers/Midwest Sheet Metal Beast campigned by Lightfoot Racing sustained too much damage to continue and he was scored 19th in the final rundown.

Hines enters USAC Kansas Speedweek second in the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series championship standings and is third with the Honda USAC National Midget Series.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

World of Outlaws and Schatz Return to River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15

Inside Line Promotions - GRAND FORKS, N.D. - River Cities Speedway is one of the most electrifying tracks in the country.

The high-banked bullring will host its final World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race this season on Friday, Aug. 15, following a thriller two months ago.

"You know it's going to be racy," North Dakota native Donny Schatz said. "I've had a lot of good races and had a lot of fun."

Schatz took the lead with two laps remaining to win the World of Outlaws opener at River Cities Speedway in June, which gave him his series-leading fourth triumph there.

"It's a place I've always enjoyed racing since the day I started," he said. "The fan support there has been tremendous. That's what it's all about."

Schatz has taken advantage of several opportunities, including a victory last August and once in both 2008 and 2009.

"You're hoping you have the opportunity to win," he said. "When you race every day you take the victories and forget about them in the same breath. You're on to the next race and thinking about tomorrow."

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheel, 900-plus horsepower race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHERE: River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 15

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a "Class of 2014" poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.

General admission seating is available as well for $30 per adult ticket and $15 for children aged 0 to 12 years old.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

World of Outlaws Follow Knoxville Nationals With Trip to Junction Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. - Junction Motor Speedway hosts the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event following the famed Knoxville Nationals.

The premier sprint car series is set to invade the 3/8-mile oval on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

"It's a neat place and a fast track," Donny Schatz said. "It's a neat facility in the middle of Nebraska. It has nice, big grandstands and it's laid out very well. It's a small town and is fortunate to have a race track of that caliber."

Schatz has figured out how to get around the track. He has recorded a podium finish in each of the three previous World of Outlaws races at Junction Motor Speedway.

"We've seemed to do well there and I look forward to it," he said.

Schatz finished third during the inaugural event in 2010 before winning in 2012. He also earned a third-place finish last year.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheel, 900-plus horsepower race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHERE: Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 12

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a "Class of 2014" poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.

General admission seating is available as well for $35 per adult ticket and $15 for children aged 6 to 12 years old.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Jonathan Allard Wins Big at Thunderbowl Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing in a race that one of his best friends, Peter Murphy, spent countless hours putting together, it was fitting that at the end of the night, Jonathan Allard was standing on top of the podium shaking champagne over the crowd, celebrating his 38th career King of the West Win as he triumphed during Saturday night’s Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare, CA.

“Without a doubt, this is a very special win for me,” a jubilant Allard said. “Peter and I are very close friends, and I can’t thank him enough for making this happen. This is a huge win for me, and I am happy to pick it up for the entire Tri-C Motorsports team.

With 32 cars on hand for the high-octane event, Allard timed the Tri-C Manufacturing/Red Line Oil/ButlerBuilt No. 3C machine in third fastest, putting him in the third heat.

On the immaculately prepared Thunderbowl, Allard was able to work into the second spot during heat race action, putting him directly into the feature event, as well as the nights Pole Shuffle, that took place of the Dash.

Ending up sixth in the shuffle, Allard lined his machine up in the third row for the 30-lap feature event, and quickly took a liking to the high, scary, side of the Thunderbowl.

Working into the third spot in the early stages, Allard Chased after Kyle Hirst and Carson Macedo, while he found Brent Kaeding all over his rear bumper.

A restart on the seventh lap saw Allard drop back to the fourth spot, but he continued to ride the cushion, as you could throw a blanket over the front-runners until the 15th lap when the caution flew.

The restart saw Allard move into the second spot as Kaeding took command of the race, but Allard didn’t let BK get to comfortable in the top spot, as he used his momentum from the cushion to take the lead exiting turn four on the 19th lap, and went on to lead the final 11 laps, en route to the very popular win.

“We had a great car all night, and I can’t thank Clyde and Marion Lamar, and this entire team for sticking behind me and working so hard.”

Friday night saw Allard and his team check in at the Silver Dollar Speedway, where Allard kicked the night off by timing in with the fastest lap during qualifications.

Having a bit of a hiccup in heat race action, Allard finished in the fifth spot, thus missing the redraw, finding himself lining up in the ninth spot for the feature event.

Though he was deep in the field, the Chico, CA driver stayed poised as he carved his way to the front of the field, and began battling with Sean Becker, Andy Gregg, and Andy Forsberg.

Getting into the second spot, Allard did everything he could to get around Forsberg, but it wasn’t meant to be on this night, as he recorded a second place finish.

“Overall it was a great weekend for our team,” he added. “We have been so consistent as of late, it is great for all involved. We will keep digging, and hopefully we can pick up a few more wins.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Platinum Powder Coating, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-39, Wins-7, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-28.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will be back at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before heading to the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com , or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

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Ian Madsen Finds Redemption at the Knoxville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Losing a heartbreaker at the Knoxville Raceway just one week ago, Ian Madsen returned to the “Mecca of Mud” on Saturday night and redeemed himself by taking the checkered flag, in what was a great week for Madsen and the KCP Racing team.

“We have one of the best teams out here, and it is a pleasure to work with everyone involved,” Madsen said. “We had a tough pill to swallow after last week, so it was great to come back out and be fast again and get the job done.”

With the Knoxville Nationals on the horizon, and time running out to get dialed in, Madsen timed in 11th fastest in time trials, and went on to finish third in heat race action to put him on the front row for the feature event.

In a very wild feature event, numerous wrecks marred the start of the feature, but when the action was underway, Madsen and Dusty Zomer were in a tight fight for the top spot.

On the restart following a lap two wreck, Madsen surged to the top spot, and quickly put distance between himself and Zomer, as he soon found himself in lapped traffic.

Getting into thick traffic, Madsen’s eight car length lead dissolved in a hurry, and Zomer was able to get to the inside of Madsen, only to see Madsen answer right back in his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractor Supply No. 18 machine, when the caution flew with just five laps to go.

When the green dropped, Madsen kept the top spot, but now felt fierce pressure from a hard charging, Brian Brown, and the duo thrilled the crowd as the fought for the top spot.

With a nasty wreck causing an open red flag with just three to go, Madsen nailed his restart, as Brown looked for a way to get by him as the laps wound down.

The red flew a lap later for second running brown, who made hard contact with the wall as he made a move for the lead, and when the action resumed, Madsen was able to fend off Zomer, and pick up his second win at the historic half mile of the 2014 season.

“It is always great to win at Knoxville especially when we have so many of our partners in attendance, and watching,’ he said. “The Nationals are right around the corner, and this is huge for us heading into Iowa Speedweek.”

Madsen was also in action with the Midwest Open Wheel Association and the All Stars last week, and his week actually started on Wednesday night.

Hitting the Highland Speedway, Madsen lined up fifth in the third heat race, and during an early restart, the field stacked up in front of Madsen, resulting in damage to his machine that forced him back to the pit area, and into the B Main.

Lining up in the sixth row of the B Main, the St. Marys, NSW driver had a great start negated due to a caution, and the restart was negated to a caution, but bot cautions worked out for Madsen as he found himself in the sixth spot before the race went green.

When the action finally got underway, Madsen flexed his muscle as he worked into the third spot, and began chasing after the lead duo. Getting into the second spot in the closing laps, Madsen put himself in the feature event, where he lined up in the 18th spot.

Taking a liking to the top side of the speedway, Madsen worked his way up into the 14th spot, when the first caution of the night waived. When the action resumed, Madsen continued to ride the cushion, and the end result was an eighth place finish.

“We got caught up in an early wreck in our heat race, and the boys rolled their sleeves up and got us fixed, and we had a fast racecar.”

Thursday night saw the team head to the Tri City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL and in heat race action, he was able to score a second place finish from his third starting spot, putting him in the dash.

Starting in the sixth spot in the dash, Madsen was able to pick up two positions, and improve his starting position, as a fourth place finish put him in the second row for the feature event, on a very slick, and deteriorating surface.

Jumping into the third spot when the green lights flashed, the track began taking rubber, but Madsen looked for more positions.

Getting out of line trying to make a pass for second, Madsen couldn’t make it happen, and when he got back in the rubber, he had lost a position to AJ Bruns, and went onto finish in the fourth spot.

Sunday night saw the team return to the Huset’s Speedway as they took on the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Timing in eight fastest, Madsen found himself on the front row of his heat race, but he was called for jumping the initial start, and officials put him back into the second row.

From the second row, Madsen jumped into the third spot, as he chased after second running Rico Abreu. Closing in on Abreu in the latter stages of the race, Madsen could not get back to the second spot, and his third place finish put him in the fifth row of the feature event.

A slow start saw Madsen finally get into the ninth spot, after the middle pack of cars separated after a minor bottle up getting into the first turn.

Getting into the eighth spot, Madsen began reeling in Jac Haudenschild on a track that was tough to make a lot of ground up on.

Continuing to run good laps, Madsen was able to work his way into the seventh spot, when the checkered flag flew on his weekend, as he ended it with four Top-10 Finishes, two Top-Five’s and one win.

“Overall it was a great weekend for our entire organization,” Madsen said. “We were pretty good every night, and as a driver that is all you can ask for. We have the biggest two weeks of our season coming up, and when you can have so much confidence in your program, you can focus more on racing, and that is a great position to be in.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-58, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 24, Top 10’s-35

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will now set their sights on the Knoxville 360 Nationals as they will qualify on Friday night, and look to lock into Saturday night’s feature event. As always, the 360 Nationals will be available for purchase on TheCushion.Com.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

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Peterson Charges To Fourth At Marysville Raceway Park

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the El Dorado County Fairgrounds being used to aid in the unfortunate fire in Amador County, racing at the Placerville Speedway was cancelled, thus Matt Peterson and his Peterson Racing team opted to head to the Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday, where it was indeed Miller Time, as Peterson charged from his eighth row starting spot to finish fourth during the non-stop feature event.

“I can’t thank my crew enough for giving me such a great racecar,” Peterson said. “When the car is that good, it allows me to just go out and focus on getting to the front, and I was able to do that on Saturday.”

With 19 cars on hand at the Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday night, Peterson timed his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales Company No. p37 entry in fourth fastest.

A very fast track during heat race action made passing tough, and a sixth place finish in his heat, put Peterson in the feature event, though he had his work cut out for him, as he gridded the field from the 16th position.

The start of the race saw the night’s only stoppage, and once the field was restacked, the feature would go non-stop, but during the non stop run, the Wilton, CA driver found his groove, and began making some bold moves.

On a tricky surface in the feature event, Peterson used to bottom of the speedway to get past Billy Wallace, and then made a high-side pass to get around Peter Paulson to move into the Top-10.

Getting by Kory Lovell a lap later on the low side of the speedway, Peterson had some clean air to work with as he chased after the lead pack of cars that had broke away from the pack.

Finding the cushion to his liking, Peterson rode it as he got by Reyna Krueger, and Brandon Dozier, as he then set his sights on Cortney Dozier and Mike Monahan.

As the laps clicked down, he took advantage of a C.Dozier bobble as he worked into the fifth spot, before getting around Monahan to take the fourth spot coming to the checkered flag.

“We had a really good run in the feature event, and we really can’t complain,” he added. “ I think a yellow would have helped us, but we were able to pass some cars, and really have some fun in the feature event. I can’t thank all of the great people who continue to support us on a weekly basis.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Peterson and his team will return to action on Saturday night back at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

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Shark Racing's Schuchart Finishes Third Sunday

And Wins KSE Hard-Charger Award

In WoO Action North of the Border

CORNWALL, Ontario, Canada, July 28 — Shark Racing's Logan Schuchart used a late restart to his advantage and finished third in the 40-lap World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature Sunday night at Cornwall Motor Speedway during his first visit ever to the quarter-mile, high-banked clay oval.

Schuchart, of Hanover, Pa., was running fourth when Kyle Fraser spun in Turn 2 to bring out a yellow flag with 39 laps down. World of Outlaws rules stipulate green-white-checkered finishes. Schuchart passed David Gravel, the driver who was third at the drop of the green for the restart, at the exit of Turn 4 working lap 39 for the second time to secure the podium finish with his #1s. His Shark chassis with a Don Ott-prepped engine is sponsored in part by Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center, Pell's Tire Service and Marty Thompson.

Schuchart won the KSE Hard-Charger Award for improving his starting position more than any other driver. He started eighth in the 20-car field after finishing eighth in the dash and leading all 10 laps of the first heat from the pole. It was his second KSE award of the season.

Schuchart's teammate, Jacob Allen, also of Hanover, Pa., finished 13th in the A-main after starting 12th in the Pell's Tire Service #1a. Allen is also a KSE award winner this year.

Schuchart said the restarts helped him Sunday night. There were five caution flags: one with about five laps down when Cody Darrah spun in Turn 4; two for separate spins by April Wilson around lap 15; one at the halfway point when Wayne Johnson backed into the wall in Turn 4; and Fraser's spin at the end of the race.

Schuchart was sixth at the halfway point. He got fifth by passing Kraig Kinser and he took fourth with 10 laps to go when he got around Paul McMahan. That set up the battle with Gravel, which went down to the wire.

Donny Schatz won the A-main after taking the lead from the second-place finisher, Kerry Madsen, on lap 11. Gravel ended up fourth and Kinser rounded out the top five.

"The yellows helped us out a couple of times," Schuchart said after the race. "It was a slick track, which made it racy. Anytime you run well you like it!"

Allen ran in 12th place behind Lucas Wolfe for the first 19 laps. Brad Sweet got around him at the halfway point to relegate him to 13th. He was running between multi-time fast qualifier Joey Saldana and Darrah at the checkered.

In addition to Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center, Pell's Tire Service and Marty Thompson, the team is sponsored by Don Ott Racing Engines, Rich Fogle Custom Pole Buildings, Newman's Towing & Recovery, CnB Mushroom Farms, Brenneman Painting, Speedway 94, Dirt: The Game, Silpada Jewelry, Lebo Skin Care, DMI, Penske Shocks, ButlerBuilt Seats, Tony Stewart Racing, SR Lubricant Solutions and Mycroleum.

Both Shark Racing drivers are rookies in the series. Schuchart is currently 13th and Allen is 14th in the national standings.

The next event is this Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario. The series then appears at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. Aug. 1-2 before the biggest event of the year, the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, Aug. 6-9.

The entire schedule can be found on woosprint.com. Free audio coverage of all WoO races is available on Dirtvision.com.

The team, Schuchart and Allen have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, and Schuchart has a Web site at Shark1s.com. Team apparel may be purchased through the latter Web site.

 

 

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will invade the Stockton Dirt Track for the first time this season on Saturday August 2nd!

Stockton, CA - July 28, 2014...Defending King of the West 410 Series champion and current point leader Kyle Hirst will lead the tour into town on Saturday driving for famed car owners' Dennis & Teresa Roth. Other talented drivers will be on hand including the legendary Brent Kaeding, three-time USAC National Silver crown champ Bud Kaeding, three-time King of the West titlist Jonathan Allard, former champs Jason Statler, Sean Becker & many more. The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series (KWS) continues the long running tradition of 410 Sprint Car racing in California and the Western United States. What originally began as the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) in 1960 under the direction of the late Louie Vermeil, has evolved through the years, but continues to thrill fans of all ages. It will be the third ever King of the West Series event at the Stockton Dirt Track, with the first two appearances captured by Fresno's Dominic Scelzi last August and Rutherford's Rico Abreu in November. Scelzi will return on August 2 looking for his second career KWS victory. More info on the series can be found at www.kwssprints.com Also in action will be the traveling Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints & Vintage Super Modifieds. Upper grandstand tickets will cost just $20 for all ages with lower level bleachers only $18 for all ages except, children ten and under are free in the lower bleacher seats only. Ticket Sales & Gates open at 5pm with Racing scheduled to start around 7pm. To purchase your tickets for August 2nd, contact (916) 370-9417 during the hours of 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 3/8 mile clay oval and is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. It is built inside a one-mile horse track and boasts one of the nicest dirt track facilities in the state.

The physical address for the Stockton Dirt Track is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. Visit StocktonDirtTrack.com for more info.

 

 

37th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

“ Past winners head Belleville entry list” ”Midgets, Silver Crown Sprint Cars highlight July 31-Aug 2 events “

Belleville, Kan., July 23--- Six drivers who have visited victory at the Belleville High Banks head the list of entries for The 37th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on July 31-Aug. 2 at the high banked ½- mile dirt oval. Thursday July 31 will see the USAC Honda National Midget Dirt Series run qualifications, preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race. The USAC Silver Crown Series will hold a practice session during the evening, in preparation for Friday Nights events. "The Hustle on the High Banks" on Friday Night Aug. 1, will feature a 50-lap feature for the USAC Silver Crown Cars. The JayHusker Mini Sprint Series will compete on the track’s infield quarter-mile track. Saturday Aug. 2 will feature dashes, and last chance races setting the field for the 40-lap midget feature. A check of $10,000 awaits the winner. The United Rebel Sprint Car Series again returns for the 3rd annual 305 Sprint Nationals. Jerry Coons the only three-time Belleville Midget Nationals Champion is slated to run both divsions and also has four preliminary night victories. Other drivers doing duty include: Dave Darland (’99, ’02 Champion), Christopher Bell (2013 Champion),and Tracy Hines (2013 Hustle on the High Banks Champion). Bobby East the 2004 Belleville champion continues his quest for a third straight USAC Silver Crown title, and will not compete in the midget portion of the event. Rico Abreu winner of last year’s Thursday preliminary feature completes the list of track feature winners. General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved seating tickets are available for the event. General admission available only if the event is not sold out, and available only on the day of the race at the track ticket office. Special children ticket pricing is being offered this year. Tickets can be ordered by going to the tracks website, or logging onto The TicketForce website (direct link to Belleville events) : http:// http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1271

 

 

Busy Three-Race Week Ahead for Alan Krimes; Including Dream Race at Port! Krimes Set to Visit Grandview, Williams Grove and Port Royal This Tues, Fri & Sat

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Denver, PA (July 28th, 2014) - Two-time central Pennsylvania ‘410’ winner thus far in 2014, Alan Krimes, will be in action on three (3) separate occasions during the upcoming week; beginning Tuesday evening, July 29th at the Grandview Speedway near Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. Krimes, who pilots the Midnite Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprinter, will compete at three (3) different central Pennsylvania facilities over a five (5) day time period beginning Tuesday night; concluding with the Living Legends Dream Race at the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 2nd.

Alan Krimes will kick-off his week with a visit to the Grandview Speedway near Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania on Tuesday evening, July 29th. The midweek program will feature a full program for the ‘410 sprints; accompanied by the big block modifieds.

The pilot of the familiar ‘Super 87’ will have two (2) days to regroup and rebuild before returning to competition at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, August 1st. Williams Grove Speedway will feature a ‘regular’ program for the ‘410’ sprint cars on Friday night. Krimes is currently fourth (4th) in ‘The Grove’ championship standings; trailing current point leader, Greg Hodnett, by 550 markers. The Denver, Pennsylvania native finished tenth (10th) during feature competition at Williams Grove Speedway last Friday evening, July 25th.

Krimes will conclude his three-race week with a visit to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 2nd. The 8th Annual Living Legends Dream Race is on tap at the Port Royal Speedway half-mile; offering a unique style and format that will be entertaining for drivers and fans, alike. The 2014 Living Legends Dream Race will feature time trials, two (2) semi-features, a non-qualifiers feature and a 35-lap main event. Over $50,000 in total purse money will be awarded on Saturday, August 2nd; along with thousands of dollars worth of contingency awards. Alan Krimes is not a weekly competitor at the Juniata County Fairgrounds venue, but hopes to make his presence known on Saturday night, and take-home the Living Legends Dream Race top honors.

During recent ‘410’ sprint car competition, Alan Krimes earned back-to-back top-ten finishes in central Pennsylvania; beginning with a tenth (10th) place performance at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 25th. Krimes would conclude his recent weekend with a runner-up finish at the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 26th. Krimes is the current point leader at the Pigeon Hills venue; the ‘410’ sprints will not be featured at Lincoln on Saturday, August 2nd.

‘Super’ Alan Krimes will enter the upcoming weekend fourth (4th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL PA SPRINT CAR SERIES Presented by Hoseheads.com point standings with 528 points; on the strength of two (2) Central Pennsylvania victories.

For those seeking additional information regarding Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway, please take the time to visit each facility live on the web at www.grandviewspeedway.com, www.williamsgrove.com and www.portroyalspeedway.com.

The Midnite Antiques/Conestoga Valley Garage/Wayne Corini/Krimes Racing Engines/VRP Shocks/ ‘Super 87’ team will be a part of all of the action each and every weekend in the heart of ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ territory; chasing track championships at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Fans can keep up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2014 season - right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Or be sure to check out Alan Krimes’ official online home at: www.ak87racing.com.

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Recent Highlights: Finished 3rd (A-Main) during World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition at the Lincoln Speedway (PA) on Thursday, July 17th

2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA))

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Returns to Ransomville for A-Verdi Night this Friday

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (July 28, 2014)- Ransomville Speedway, one of the cornerstone racetracks in Patriot Sprint Tour history is set to host another event this Friday.

For the first time since 2007, the Patriot Sprint Tour makes a second top at the Ransomville Speedway in a single season this Friday, in a special event presented by A-Verdi Storage Containers. It is a highly-anticipated event by teams that ran well at the 4/10-mile oval back in June, as well as those that are hope for retribution.

Back in June, Jared Zimbardi held off the late-race charge from local favorite Stewart Friesen to claim his second career win at the “BIG R”. It was Zimbardi’s second win of the year and since that time he scored three more victories, including a pair in PST Canada competition. Zimbardi has developed a healthy point lead over Steve Collins, but Collins is hard on the charge after a runner-up performance on Saturday at Woodhull, his best career PST finish.

Chuck Hebing was the winner of the event at Woodhull on Saturday Night but was unable to attend the June Ransomville race. Despite his absence, the “Cobra” has not lost a Patriot race at the “Big R” since 2007.

Brad Knab sits third in points and up until last Saturday had his last heat win occur at Ransomville. It is the four drivers just behind him in the standings though that are attracting local interest though. Ransomville’s Dave and Scott Just ran well in heat race action in June but had their special night ended in the first set of corners in a massive pile-up. They are salivating at the thought of returning to their hometown racetrack this Friday.

Lewiston’s Derek Jonathan has not missed a Patriot race at Ransomville since his rookie season of 2006 and will undoubtedly attend, as will current rookie Dane Lorenc from Lancaster, NY. Alden’s Scott Kreutter suffered a motor issue in the June race but still hung on to finish in sixth, two spots ahead of Williamsville’s Don Adamczyk, who has circled the Ransomville races on his limited schedule.

Others that are looking forward to a return to the Niagara Frontier are four-time champion Bryan Howland, June runner-up Tommy Wickham, Tyler Graves, Paul Habeck and Jeremy Barnard. Some teams that were unable to attend the June race are also expected to attend including Steven Hutchinson Jr., Mitch Brown and Todd Hoddick, just to name a few.

A-Verdi Storage Containers has been a strong supporter of Patriot Sprint Tour action since 2007, including a host of events at Ransomville. They have serviced Upstate New York with storage and office solutions for more than 30 years and are ready to serve you. For more information, visit www.AVerdi.com.

Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Rd just North of Ransomville and Rt. 93. Pit gates swing open at 5:00 P.M., with racing getting underway at 7:15 P.M. Please keep in mind that no child under 12 years of age is permitted in the pits and those near that age should be prepared to provide proper age identification. Those ages 12-17 will need a parent to sign the insurance waiver for them to receive entrance. For more information, be sure to visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot History at Ransomville

Races: 10

7/11/2003- Billy Krull

9/17/2004- Chuck Hebing

7/1/2005- Bryan Howland

7/29/2006- Rick Wilson

6/29/2007- Jared Zimbardi

8/3/2007- George Suprick

6/27/2008- Chuck Hebing

6/18/2010- Stewart Friesen

7/27/2012- Chuck Hebing

6/6/2013- Jared Zimbardi

 

 

‘HUGE’ VICTORIAN WINGLESS 2014/15 SEASON HEADING OUR WAY

The Victorian Wingless Sprints have been busy in recent weeks finalising the 2014/15 season ahead & along with recent election results confirming a new leadership team a 38 race meeting calendar has also been confirmed with events at eighteen different tracks across the state of Victoria.

South Gippsland race venue ‘Nyora Raceway’ has been confirmed as the host of the one night show Victorian title & ‘Total Auto’s Pakenham’ has come onboard as the naming rights supporter to the title in which fifty race cars are highly likely to attend.

Once again three series will be run with a six round ‘Super Six Shootout’ formally known as the Parr Motorsport Series with rounds at Simpson, Portland, Avalon x 2 & Warrnambool x 2. Sponsorship will be confirmed over the coming weeks along with the structure.

The ‘Victory Lane Racegear’ Gippsland Challenge extends to be a six round series with Rosedale & Bairnsdale taking on two rounds each and Drouin & Nyora one a piece. Rosedale & Bairnsdale keep the Christmas & Easter double header weekends which have proven popular with competitors in recent years.

‘Intercity Signs’ have confirmed their involvement in the Ladies of the Dirt Challenge series for a second year running & the series increases to four rounds all in May at Darlington, Alexandra, Drouin & Nyora who will hold the final round. The off season rumours suggest a number of drivers have locked in a lady racer to do the series whilst others are putting together cars especially for girls to have a go with through the season & the series.

The season blasts out of the blocks with seven events in November before settling down to six in December and between five and three in other months. There will be $1000 to win events at Swan Hill, Darlington & the Mildura 50 lapper whilst Laang will be putting up a bike for first prize at the “Crossfire Motorcycles’ supported event on January the 4th.

The full calendar at time of print is: November 1-Moama “Murray 300” & Rosedale Club Show 8- Portland 15-Avalon 16- Warrnambool 22- Bairnsdale & Hamilton 29-Nyora 29-Redline

December 6- Simpson “Super 6 Series Round 1” 13- Avalon “Super 6 Series Round 2” 14- Drouin 26- Bairnsdale “Victory Lane Series Round 1” 27- Rosedale “Victory Lane Series Round 2” 30- Portland “Super 6 Series Round 3”

January 4- Laang “Cross fire Shootout” 17 Rosedale “USAC Format” 24- Bairnsdale 31- Avalon “Super 6 Series Round 4”

February 7- Nyora “Victory Lane Series Round 3” 8- Drouin “Victory Lanes Series Round 4” 14- Simpson “Front Row Challenge” 20/21 - Speedway City “Australian Wingless Title” 28- Warrnambool “Super 6 Series Round 5”

March 8- Swan Hill “$1000 to win” 14- Darlington “$1000 to win” 28- Nyora “Total Auto’s Pakenham Victorian Title”

April 3- Rosedale “Victory Lane Series Round 5” 4- Bairnsdale “Victory Lanes Series Round 6” 11- Simpson “Peter Merrett Trophy” 18- Warrnambool “Super 6 Series Round 6” 25- Laang “Gold Cup” 26- Hamilton “Western Shootout”

May 2- Mildura “50 Lapper” (sanctioned by WSSA) 9- Darlington + (Intercity Signs Ladies of the Dirt series Round 1” 16- Alexandra + “Intercity Signs Ladies of the Dirt Series Round 2” 17- Drouin + “Intercity Signs Ladies of the Dirt Series Round 3” 23- Darlington 24- Nyora + “Intercity Signs Ladies of the Dirt Series Round 4”

June 6/7 Horsham

Competitor & businessman Troy Small has been elected the President whilst this seasons' President’s Award' recipient Layton Orchard now becomes the Vice President of the club. Demelza Nettlefold the organiser of the ‘Intercity Signs’ Ladies of the Dirt Challenge becomes secretary & Andy Hughes becomes the treasurer.

Victorian Wingless Sprints are also looking for officials & volunteers to assist in stewarding, scrutineering, electronic timing & other duties. If you have interest in putting your hand up & getting involved in these roles you should express your interest to winglesssprintsvic@speedway.net.au for more details.

Written by Dean Thompson DMT Sports Media for Victorian Wingless Sprints

 

 

HEAT WIN AND 12TH PLACE FINISH AT CORNWALL FOR MOTTER TEAM

CORNWALL, Ontario (July 27, 2014) – It was hump day for the World of Outlaws Northeastern swing through Canada. The second of three Canadian events took place tonight at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Joey Saldana piloted the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to a quarter-mile circuit best of 10.767 seconds, good for eleventh in the qualifying order and a pole position in the second heat.

When the green flew on the second heat, Saldana had the advantage and led the pack, beginning to pull away from the field. With eight laps complete the yellow came out for a spin by April Wilson. Saldana’s advantage was erased and the field came back down for a green, white, checkered finish. Though Saldana went back to the lead, he was heavily challenged by Lucas Wolfe. Saldana was able to defend his position and took the heat victory earning a spot in the dash.

A ping pong ball with the number six was pulled in the inversion draw putting Saldana in the eighth position for the start of the dash.

The Brownsburg Bullet began his career racing on tight bullrings in Indiana said he hoped he could pull some experience together from those days to get a good run on Cornwall, possibly the narrowest track the Outlaws compete on during a season.

Eight cars battled for eight laps to determine the first four rows of the A Main. Kerry Madsen, who started on the outside of the front row, grabbed the lead and went the distance to earn the dash victory and the A Main pole. Saldana finished seventh, his starting position for the feature.

There was rain all around Cornwall Speedway, but Mother Nature spared the race track.

Another great crowd sent the winged warriors into battle. When the green flag flew, Kerry Madsen seized the lead with David Gravel and Donny Schatz going wheel to wheel right behind him. On lap 11, Schatz climbed to the lead and held on to the finish.

Kerry Madsen finished second and Logan Schuchart was third.

Saldana finished 12th.

The Outlaws complete the Canadian swing Tuesday, July 29 in Ohsweken, Ontario on the 3/8-mile high bank.

 

 

Wampler Enjoys Successful Weekend With Runner-Up Result at Lawton

Inside Line Promotions - WALTERS, Okla. (July 27, 2014) - Cody Wampler is back in contention for victories in his sprint car.

Wampler picked up his first two top fives and his first podium finish last weekend after nearly a decade away from the sport.

"It went pretty well," he said. "Everybody was real excited. During the third weekend out in this car, to have two top fives, we're really pleased with that. I feel like we're competitive and we're learning a few things each week."

Wampler kicked off the weekend on Friday by making his debut at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas.

"We missed the setup a little bit," said Wampler, who started on the pole of his heat race. "A guy got by me right on the start. We ran second for half of the race and I was following the leader. But the fast time was around the top and two guys got by. Once we moved up there we were pretty good and we finished fourth."

That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the 20-lap main event.

"We were up to second about eight laps in," he said. "We were running second and a guy got by me and the leader on the top. On Lap 12 or 13 it started going away a little bit. My left rear tire bleeder wasn't working for me. I grew about six pounds of air in the left rear and lost my drive off the corner."

Wampler held on for a fifth-place finish, which was his first top five of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lawton Speedway, where Wampler won his heat race from the pole position. It marked his first heat victory of the season and it started him on the pole of the 20-lap feature.

"We led most of the race, about 16 or 17 laps, and missed the cushion going into turn three," he said. "We were gaining on traffic and I started making some small mistakes. I missed the cushion getting in. A guy was right there behind me to capitalize. He pulled a little on us. We had a lapped car and I thought I'd be able to make a run if he got held up with the lapped car, but I wasn't able to make the ground back up."

Wampler finished second to score his first podium result of the year.

In other news, Wampler is in the final stages of creating apparel. Stay tuned to his Facebook page for additional details.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas - Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 5 (7).

July 26 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WamplerMotorsports

APPAREL -

Wampler is in the process of designing t-shirts and he hopes to have new apparel later this summer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wampler Transmission

Located in Walters, Okla., Wampler Transmission rebuilds domestic transmissions and has been in operation since the 1970s.

"My grandpa started Wampler Transmission and it has been in business since before I was born," Wampler said. "It has been an important part of my family as well as my racing career."

Wampler would also like to thank Cotton County Drug, Indian Territory Durable Medical Equipment, Powers Heating and Air Conditioning, Lawton Auto Parts, Eagle Creek Escape, Shur Shot Guns, Cotton Ag Inc., Farm Bureau (Jeff Baumann Insurance), Thriller Productions, Aspire Home Care & Hospice, Al's Pump, Walters Well Service, Parks Land & Cattle, Walters Hometown Grocery, and On Another Level Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Excited Entering 360 Knoxville Nationals This Week

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. made the most of his only appearance at Knoxville Raceway prior to this week's 24 th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals.

Bruce Jr. learned some valuable information from his laps around the half-mile oval last Saturday that he can put to use during his preliminary night this Thursday.

"We learned more or less what we need to do with the engine and its fueling and gear," he said. "Track conditions and weather does play a pretty good part in it, but we can just fine tine what we need to do with it from there."

Bruce Jr. noted that qualifying is his focal point heading into the $10,000-to-win event.

"A good qualifying time is going to be huge," he said. "Everything is based off qualifying with the points situation. Then making it through the heat race. If you qualify good and make it through the heat race, you're sitting pretty for the rest of the week."

Bruce Jr. met half of that equation last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where he timed in eighth quickest before finishing one spot out of a lock-in position in his heat race.

"We had a good qualifying time and unfortunately we didn't make it out of the heat race," he said. "That pretty much cost us the rest of the night. It was one of those deals where I didn't get a good start and that pretty much finished the night off for us."

After winning the B Main to transfer to the back of the main event, Bruce Jr. decided to test during the 18-lap main event.

"On the start of the A Main I played it safe and didn't get too aggressive," he said. "I stayed back there to see if we could track cars down and pass them. I felt like we had a really good car and some good speed. I'm not disappointed with the handling. I just have to do a better job of taking advantage of our situations."

Bruce Jr. ended with a 15th-place finish, which marked his 25th top 15 of the season.

In addition to this weekend's 360 Knoxville Nationals Thursday through Saturday, Bruce Jr. will compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour next Monday, Aug. 4, at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge. He took the challenge last year - giving up the pole position to start last in the main event - and rallied from 24th to fifth place.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 15 (21).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 21 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals; and Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

With more than 80 years in the industry, Hinchman Racewear prides itself on safety, experience, innovation, quality and customer service. For more information on how Hinchman Racewear can protect you, visit http://www.HinchmanRacewear.com.

"When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear," Bruce Jr. said. "With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it's no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wheeler Metals, Briley Trucking, The Oil Medics, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

 

 

Van Dam Survives to Cap Summer Nationals With a Sixth-Place Result

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 27, 2014) - Henry Van Dam survived the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals.

Van Dam placed 11th after nearly flipping during the preliminary main event Friday before he advanced to a sixth-place result on Saturday's finale at Skagit Speedway.

"Skagit is always a place I've struggled at," he said. "It seems like I can never find what I'm looking for in the race car. On the other hand any time you can make all the laps in the weekend and be competitive it's a good thing."

The weekend started on Friday with Van Dam qualifying sixth quickest. He then finished where he started - third - in his heat race to lock himself into the main event.

"With the track being as heavy as it was there wasn't a lot of passing," he said. "We settled into third and rolled around since the top three transferred to the main event."

That lined Van Dam up on the inside of sixth row for the 30-lap feature.

"I think within the first lap or two laps I got shuffled back four or five spots," he said. "Like eight laps into the race I tried to go to the top. I don't know if it was a rut or a hole, but I got the dead hops and up into the wall. I really thought I was going to go over. That relegated us to 18 th or 19th. From that point it was survive the feature and learn as much as we could."

Van Dam's team took advantage of a trio of open reds during the remainder of the race.

"I kinda turned that into another test session," he said. "With every red that came out we made some big adjustments to get the car to act different and feel different. They were moving weight around for how it set into the corner. We were able to adjust a lot of weight through the torsion bars."

Van Dam rebounded to post an 11th-place finish, which gave him the 11th-most points after preliminary action and locked him into Saturday's 40-lap main event.

"We got a really good start (in the feature on Saturday) and were able to get two or three cars," he said. "We were competitive, but couldn't really move around. The the restarts were tough. Once lapped cars got mixed into the lineups you weren't sure where they were going to go."

Van Dam maintained a top 10 throughout the main event before finishing sixth, which was his 15th top 10 of the season.

He is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 11 (11).

July 26 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Feature: 6 (11).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a video by ARRacing of Van Dam winning the Summer Thunder Sprint Series event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7: http://youtu.be/a2sBRaf5l1c

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Clems Enumclaw Powersports

Located in Enumclaw, Wash., Clems Enumclaw Powersports has been family owned and operated since 1974. Clems has been a one-stop shop for all powersports needs for nearly 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.EnumclawSuzuki.com.

"Clems Enumclaw Powersports makes sure our needs are taken care of getting around the pit area," Van Dam said. "I'm very grateful for their support for the race team."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Factory Kahne, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

 

 

Bright Earns Redemption With ARDC Midgets Victory at Big Diamond Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - POTTSVILLE, Pa. (July 27, 2014) - Alex Bright secured redemption on Friday when he captured his seventh victory of the season less than a week after suffering a devastating crash while leading.

Following the wreck the previous Sunday, Bright and his team rebuilt his race car to be able to compete at Big Diamond Speedway with the ARDC Midgets on Friday.

"Everything came off the car except the engine and the tail tank," he said. "It was pretty much a full rebuild. Not all the stuff was broken or bent, but we had to take it off to check everything. To come back and win after all the hard work to get the car running again, it pumped the team back up."

However, the night didn't begin as well as it ended.

"We kind of struggled in the warmups and heat race," he said. "We weren't quite there. We couldn't really figure it out right away."

Bright advanced from fifth to fourth place in his heat race, which earned him a spot in the feature redraw.

"I was lucky enough to draw the No. 1 to start on the pole," he said. "We weren't even sure if we were ready for that. Once the green flag dropped I just took off and never looked back. I think I finished with over a straightaway lead on the second-place car."

Bright capitalized on his starting position and methodically maneuvered through traffic to secure his third ARDC win of the season

"I got into lapped traffic and I was extra cautious from what happened last week," he said. "I was making sure I was on my toes to not get into another accident. Even though I started on the pole it felt good to win after that wreck and having to rebuild the car."

Bright will compete in a pair of ARDC Midgets events this weekend beginning on Friday at Potomac Speedway in Mechanicsville, Md., and wrapping up on Saturday at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Va.

He recorded a win at Potomac Speedway last season and earned a third-place result in his most recent event at Winchester Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 7 wins, 22 top fives, 31 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Potomac Speedway in Mechanicsville, Md., and Saturday at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Va., with the ARDC Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexBright77

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexBrightRacing

APPAREL -

Bright has new t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during every race he competes in this season.

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"Bell Racing Helmets are the most comfortable and the safest," Bright said. "Champions wear Bell."

Bright would also like to thank PXP Racewear, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Lightcap Electric, RGR Racing, SPAR Racing Engines, Hyper Chassis, Carlton D. Geesman Contracting, Presidential HVAC, Elite Chassis, Benic Shocks, Fontana Automotive, Diamond Disposal LLC, How Charming LLC and DJ Website Design for their continued support.

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Sprint Car World Gearing Up for Front Row Challenge!

(Bill W) July 26, 2014 – The excitement is at a fever pitch for the 19th Annual Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company! The event will be held Monday, August 4, at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa as part of the 13th Annual Cox Design Iowa Speedweek.

Some of the best drivers in the country are expected to battle for one of the most prestigious titles in sprint car racing! Not only will the winner go down in history and take home the prized Front Row Challenge championship belt, drivers will be shooting for a number of awards and contingencies. Heat prizes include items from Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, Vortex Racing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, www.TheSnowPlow.com and Jocko’s Sprint Parts.

Don Long of Searsboro Telephone Company has put up $300 for the highest finishing 360 driver from the Knoxville Raceway. In addition, Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Nebraska has put up $300 for the highest finishing driver representing the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series. The Sprint Invaders Association has also put up $200 for the highest finishing driver from their organization. Oklahoma’s John Lemon will again be sponsoring the $100 “Hard Luck Award”. The Hard-charger in the main event will receive a power steering pump from KSE.

One of the more popular awards is the Mechanic of the Race. Again, on the line will be the 3/8 cordless 18-volt impact set courtesy of Des Moines area Snap-On Tools franchises. Last year’s winners were Chad Morgan (Brian Brown) at the Front Row Challenge and Derrick Bye (Robert Ballou) at the Ultimate Challenge.

TK Concrete will return as the “Keith Hutton Memorial King of the Hill” challenge race. This popular event will again pit drivers against each other in one-on-one match races to earn the right for a shot at the Front Row Challenge.

Plenty of incentives await the driver accepting the Front Row Challenge. In addition to cashing a $30,000 check for coming from the back to win, the competitor will receive a Hinchman Racewear driver’s uniform worth $1,500. In addition, incentives from Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire and Vortex Wings will be available.

Last year, Tony Bruce Jr., of Owasso, Oklahoma took the challenge, and drove from the tail to fifth. His haul included $1,615 in “passing money”, Butlerbuilt seat inserts, an HRP top wing and a set of Hoosier tires.

ASCS National drivers, Brad Loyet, Jason Johnson, Johnny Herrera, Jeff Swindell and others will be competing at Oskaloosa. Defending champion, Brian Brown, Belleville Nationals titlist Christopher Bell, former Knoxville Raceway champion, Billy Alley, ASCS Midwest champ Jack Dover, Sprint Invaders champion, Russ Hall, and many more are expected to compete! Knoxville muffler rules will be in effect at the Front Row Challenge, while all other ASCS rules apply.

Tickets

Save $5 on your infield party pass tickets by purchasing at area Casey’s General Stores in Oskaloosa, Pella, Knoxville and Monroe (on Highway 163). Every ticket bought will include a $2 off coupon for Casey’s pizza. Each team participating in the event will also receive a free Casey’s pizza delivered to their pit area.

To purchase your tickets for the FRC, call Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC at 515 957-0020. Reserved grandstand seats are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Infield party passes are $20 if bought in advance, or $25 the day of the show.

To keep updated and get more information on the FRC, including historical data, ticket information, photos and more, log on to www.OskyChallenges.com !

 

 

STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ

Tony Stewart Racing Heading North of the Border

INDIANAPOLIS (July 26, 2014) – The long road to a World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series title stretches all across the United States and twice into Canada. A three-race tour through eastern Canada beginning in Quebec tonight and concluding with two races in Ontario closes out a busy July slate of action for Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser.

Schatz and Kinser lead the Outlaws north of the border with races tonight at Autodromme Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Sunday at Cornwall (Ontario) Motor Speedway, and at Ohsweken (Ontario) Speedway Tuesday.

Kinser is making his final run through eastern Canada during the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour.” The driver of the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim won the Outlaws debut at Autodromme back in 2010 and charged from 12th to second in the Outlaws debut at Cornwall in 2012. The 20-time WoO champion has competed in all eight races at Ohsweken and he’s finished third on two occasions (2010 and 2012).

Schatz, the five-time WoO STP Sprint Car Series champion and current point leader, finished second last year at Autodromme and won the 2013 stop at Ohsweken in dominating fashion for his second career win at the track. His 2012 flag-to-flag victory in the 40-lap race at Cornwall kicked started his run to a fifth WoO championship. The driver of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J has scored eight top-10s in his last 10 starts.

The 2014 season has been a memorable one so far for Schatz, who has nine WoO A-Feature wins. In April, he earned his 150th career triumph, winning at historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. In early June, he won his 154th career A-Feature to move into third place all-time on the WoO win list trailing only Kinser (577) and Sammy Swindell (293) in victories. The historic victory came at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, a track where the North Dakota native spent a number of Saturday nights racing early in his career.

For Kinser, the campaign has been filled with a number of special presentations as the 20-time champion makes his final run at a 21st WoO title. During his illustrious career, the Bloomington, Indiana native has won WoO A-Features in 36 states, three Canadian provinces, Mexico and Australia. He has been victorious at 142 tracks and his goal during the next four days is to move that number to 144 with initial wins at Cornwall and Ohsweken.

Following Wednesday’s WoO race at Fulton (New York) Speedway, the Outlaws have contested 54 of the 92 scheduled race nights in the 2014 WoO STP campaign. Schatz leads the series championship with 7,602 points and has a 55-point lead over Daryn Pittman. Schatz leads the series with 34 top-five finishes and a second-best 48 top-10s. Kinser currently ranks eighth and has posted eight top-five and 26 top-10 finishes.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s events can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including live results from the track.

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

Over the next four nights, you’ll race three times in what likely will be your final run through Quebec and Ontario. What would you like to accomplish in these three races?

“We want to come out and be competitive. We’d sure like to have an opportunity to race for a couple of wins. That’s why we’re out here to win races. It’s also a final chance to compete at these tracks. We were fortunate to win at Drummondville the first year and had pretty good run at Cornwall a couple of years ago. I know the Bad Boy Buggies crew (Scott Gerkin, Gary DuBois and Mark Angerett, Jr.) have been working extremely hard and putting a complete night together would be good for all of us. We’re searching for something. If we can get over the hump one night and have a little luck, we might be get there.”

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR/STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J:

Consistency over the past few weeks has been a staple for you. How frustrating has it been to come up one position short in three of the last eight races?

“I guess you can look at it both ways. We’ve finished first or second in half of them, so that’s good, but we’re trying to win races. The STP team car has been good, but we haven’t been great. We’re looking forward to these next three races to see if we can break this string of second-place finishes. The guys have been tweaking things and we just need to get on some tracks where we can race a little bit. We’ve been close at Drummondville and we’d like to get one there. I’m excited to get back to Cornwall for the second time, and we always enjoy racing at Ohsweken.”

 

 

RAIN WINS FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT WEEK AT SHARON; LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL WEDNESDAY

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 26, 2014 After completing seven straight Saturday night events, Sharon Speedway was off on July 12 due to the Trumbull County Fair and now suffered its second straight rain out. After sunny skies all day long, rain developed south of Cleveland and hit the speedway just as opening ceremonies were set to begin. With more rain forming off Lake Erie, the decision was made to cancel the racing program.

Ninety-eight race cars were in the pit area- the highest of the season for a normal six-division "Steel Valley Thunder" program. Rain checks will be honored for face value for the remainder of the season.

Coming up this Wednesday (July 30) is the sixth annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" featuring the season's only appearance by "410" Sprint Cars as they'll race for $5,000 to-win plus the BRP Big-Block Modified Tour for $2,000 to-win. Warm-ups begin at 6:10 p.m. followed by Sprint time trials and racing at 7. The rain date is Thursday. More information on the event along with advanced tickets are available at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Next Saturday (August 2) will be a "Steel Valley Thunder" program for the "Bill Kirila Memorial" featuring the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks along with another appearance by the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Note: the Modifieds were originally not on the schedule, but have been added. Race time is 7 p.m.

The "Johnny Zdelar Memorial" on Saturday, August 9 will be a full six-division program with increased monies for the Big-Block Modifieds. Also, all competing drivers will be admitted FREE in the pits.

Then on Saturday, August 16 will be another "Fan Appreciation Night" as grandstand admission will be just $5 for all people 14 and over! It'll be another "Steel Valley Thunder" program.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

TOP TEN FOR SALDANA ON FIRST CANADIAN STOP IN DRUMMONDVILLE

DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec (July 26, 2014) – The World of Outlaws made the first of three stops on the Northeastern Canadian swing at Autodrome Drummond, a high-banked four-tenths mile track where Joey Saldana took home the trophy in 2012.

Tonight Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop to a 10th place qualifying position with a 14.630-second lap and lined up on the pole of the first heat race.

Saldana brought the heat field down to the green flag and powered ahead to take the lead. David Gravel was second. Saldana was able to distance himself from the rest of the field building up a one-second lead. As the race progressed, Gravel began to make up ground. On the last lap with slow traffic ahead of Saldana, Gravel pulled up close enough to challenge Saldana for the lead on the last turn of the final lap but was unsuccessful in his bid. Saldana was the wire-to-wire heat winner, earning a starting position in the dash.

The inversion draw yielded a ‘four’ pill, inverting only the first two rows for the dash, leaving Saldana in his original seventh place starting position.

The track tonight was much different from previous years that the Outlaws had raced at Autodrome Drummond. It was tricky to get a hold of and the grooves were changing throughout the heat races.

For the most part, competitors in the dash finished the way they started. Saldana would start seventh in the A-Main.

The track was groomed and reworked one last time prior to the 35-lap A Main.

When the Canadian crowd sent the field into battle, Cody Darrah grabbed the lead which he held until Kerry Madsen was able to slide by to pace the field on lap 18. When Madsen bobbled on lap 27 in traffic, Schatz was able to make his move to vault to the lead which he held until the checkered flag. Following Schatz across the finish line were Kerry Madsen and then Cody Darrah in third. Saldana finished ninth.

Tomorrow the Motter team and the Outlaws will be at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Ontario.

 

 

Knoxville Nationals Prep Continues Saturday Night LIVE on TheCushion.Com

PETERSEN MEDIA: With both the 360 Nationals and the 410 Knoxville Nationals quickly approaching, many teams are expected to be on hand as they continue to make preparations for the biggest two weeks of the year, and TheCushion.Com will bring it to you LIVE.

One week ago, Ian Madsen put together quite a performance in the 410ci division, as he looked to be well on his way to his second victory of the season at the raceway. On the last lap the action picked up in thick lapped traffic, and Justin Henderson, who made a brilliant move to pick up the win in dramatic fashion, passed Madsen.

Fast Forward to this weekend, and the stars and cars of the 410ci division will be looking to gain advantage for the biggest race of the year, and at the same time will be looking to gain ground in the Knoxville Championship Cup standings, as the point chase comes down to the wire.

With many visitors scheduled to be on hand like Sammy Swindell, Rico Abreu, Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, Jac Haudenschild, and many more, drivers like Terry McCarl, Justin Henderson, Craig Dollansky, and Ian Madsen will be looking to tune for the Nationals, but will also be looking to valuable points as they hunt for the Knoxville Track Championship, and TheCushion.Com will be there every step of the way.

Dusty Zomer was victorious in last weekends 360ci feature event as he fended off Justin Henderson in a hard fought feature event with Calvin Landis, Jamie Ball, and Jeff Swindell rounding out the Top-Five.

In what will be this divisions final night of action before the 360 Nationals go green Live on TheCushion.Com in just one week, many of the country’s top drivers are expected to sneak away to the ‘Mecca of Mud’ for one final night of testing before the spotlight shines even brighter on the Knoxville Raceway for three days.

With that in mind, Joe Beaver and Jon Agan are in a dog fight for the top spot in the Knoxville Championship Cup standings, and with just 50 markers separating the two, both will be looking to rise to the occasion and have big nights.

The 305 class will be on hand Live on TheCushion.Com Saturday night, and J Kinder, Steve Breazeale, and Matthew Stelzer have had quite the season long battle going on atop the point standings. In what has been a very competitive season to date, the 305 track championship is up for grabs and will unfold LIVE on TheCushion.Com Saturday night.

Coverage is set to begin at 6:45pm local time, and anyone that wishes to purchase the Knoxville Raceway broadcast on a weekly basis must first sign up for at least a free membership on TheCushion.com to get the $15.00-per-night price. Fans choosing our VIP or Premium membership will receive a 10% discount, and also have access to our 300+ Video On-Demand vault.

TheCushion.Com would also like to remind everyone that we will be again streaming the Knoxville 360 Nationals, Knoxville 410 Nationals, and the Capitini Classic LIVE this coming August.

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37th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

“ Swanson leads Silver Crown field to Belleville” ”Midgets, Silver Crown Sprint Cars highlight July 31-Aug 2 events “

Belleville, Kan., July 23--- Series points leader Kody Swanson heads the list of drivers excepted to compete in the “The Hustle on the High Banks" on Friday Night Aug. 1 at the Belleville High Banks. The event will feature a 50-lap feature for the USAC Silver Crown Cars (presented by TRAXXAS). The JayHusker Mini Sprint Series will compete on the track’s infield quarter-mile track. The 37th annual Belleville Midget Nationals opens on Thursday July 31, and will feature the USAC Honda National Midget Dirt Series running qualifications, preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race. The Silver Crown Series will hold a practice session during the evening. After an exciting debut on the “High Banks” last season the USAC Silver Crown Series has seen a revitalized season with increased cars counts and memorable finishes in their first five events. Swanson has recorded a pair of victories and finished all events in the top five! Last year’s winner Tracy Hines currently trails Swanson by 39-points entering Friday’s event. Former Belleville Midget Nationals Champion Bobby East sits third in points, seeking his third straight series championship. Chris Windom and Tanner Swanson complete the top five. Six drivers will do double duty running the midget and Silver Crown events including: Hines, Windom, Jerry Coons Jr., Dave Darland, Christopher Bell and Zach Daum. Saturday Aug. 2 will feature dashes, and last chance races setting the field for the 40-lap midget feature. A check of $10,000 awaits the winner. The United Rebel Sprint Car Series again returns for the 3rd annual 305 Sprint Nationals. General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved seating tickets are available for the event. General admission available only if the event is not sold out, and available only on the day of the race at the track ticket office. Special children ticket pricing is being offered this year. Tickets can be ordered by going to the tracks website, or logging onto The TicketForce website (direct link to Belleville events) : http:// http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1271 #

 

 

STYRES/HILL'S RACING PR: STEWART JOINS THE FOLD

July 24, 2014 - Ohsweken, Ontario - One of the busiest weekends of the season is coming up for the Styres/Hill’s Racing team, with 4 races in 5 days on their schedule, and guest drivers joining the fold. The team also visited victory lane at Ohsweken Speedway again last Friday...

FRIDAY, JULY 18 Glenn Styres and Keith Dempster were joined by Paige Polyak driving the #77 for the 360 Sprint Car portion of Friday's event at Ohsweken Speedway. Aaron Turkey, Robbie General, and Ryan Hunsinger drove for the Styres/Hill's team in the Crate Sprint Car races.

Aaron drove from 10th to 1st and took his 4th feature win of the season, while Ryan went from 11th to 2nd, and Robbie started 9th and finished 7th. Paige was the best of the 360 drivers, as she started 7th and finished 4th, while Glenn finished 6th, and Keith 7th.

Ryan continues to lead the Crate Sprint Car championship standings, while Aaron is 22 points behind in 2nd, and Robbie is 10th. Glenn is still at the top of the 360 Sprint Car championship standings, while Keith is 9th.

SATURDAY, JULY 12 Alex Hill and Dylan Westbrook were planning to race their 600cc Micro Sprints on Saturday, but were kept home due to wet weather, along with many other area racers.

WHAT'S NEXT The huge extended weekend of racing begins on Friday, July 25 with Autograph Night at Ohsweken Speedway. Glenn and Keith will be joined by former Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winners Shane Stewart and Wayne Johnson for the 360 Sprint Car portion of the night, while Ryan, Aaron, and Robbie will be in the Crate Sprint Car races.

Alex and Dylan will race on Saturday, July 26 at Lime Rock Speedway in Le Roy, New York.

Sunday, July 27 will find Shane and Wayne racing in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series event at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario.

The Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28 bring Glenn, Keith, Shane, Wayne, Dain Naida, and Jessica Zemken back to Ohsweken Speedway for a big $3,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car event, with Ryan, Aaron, and Robbie racing their Crate Sprint Cars as well.

Everything finishes on Tuesday, July 29 with the Six Nations Showdown for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, with Shane, Wayne, Dain, and Jessica all set to compete with the world's premier winged Sprint Car series.

STYRES/HILL’S RACING LINKS A new and improved Styres/Hill’s Racing website is coming soon at www.StyresHillsRacing.com

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STYRES/HILL’S RACING SPONSORS The Styres/Hill’s Racing Team would like to thank all their sponsors for their support during the 2014 season, including Ohsweken Speedway, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Case IH, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club, Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Townline Variety, Iroquois Hereford Farms, M-One, Tobacco Plus, Bearpaw Convenience, Lorencz Electrial, and Davis Fuels.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES RETURNS JULY 29, PLUS NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS "RACE FOR THE CURE" JULY 28!

Ohsweken, Ontario - July 24, 2014 - Two of the biggest events of the Ohsweken Speedway season are quickly approaching, with the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals "Race for the Cure" set for Monday, July 28, and the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series scheduled for Tuesday, July 29.

ARROW EXPRESS SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN Arrow Express returns as presenting sponsor of the Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers on Tuesday, July 29.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series is the world's premier winged sprint car series. The 2014 WoO schedule includes 93 events at 52 different tracks across 24 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. The tour's visit to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 29 will conclude a three-race eastern Canadian swing which begins at Drummondville, Quebec on Saturday, July 26 and continues at Cornwall, Ontario on Sunday, July 27.

A tight championship chase is ongoing at the top of the WoO standings, with North Dakota's Donny Schatz, Oklahoma driver Daryn Pittman, and Paul McMahan of Tennessee all in the hunt. Also among the drivers expected are Indiana's Joey Saldana, Steve Kinser, and Kraig Kinser, Australian Kerry Madsen, California driver Brad Sweet, Tennessee's Jason Sides, Pennsylvanians Cody Darrah, Logan Schuchart, and Jacob Allen, and Connecticut driver David Gravel.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series has competed at Ohsweken on 8 occasions dating back to 2007. Jason Sides won that first event on July 25, 2007, and also recorded wins at Ohsweken on July 29, 2009, and July 30, 2010. Jason Meyers won at Ohsweken on July 28, 2009, Donny Schatz was the winner on August 1, 2010 and July 30, 2013, and Tony Stewart took the checkered flag on both July 27, 2011, and July 31, 2012.

This year's Six Nations Showdown takes on added significance, as part of the "Salute to the King" farewell tour for 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser. The Bloomington, Indiana driver is stepping away from racing full time with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series at the conclusion of the 2014 season.

The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will be joined by the Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers as support divisions for the Six Nations Showdown. Karl Sault bested a talented field of 39 cars to claim the Thunder Stock win at the Six Nations Showdown last year, with another large car count expected for this year's event.

The Bombers competed during the Northern Summer Nationals event last year, but shift to Tuesday's Six Nations Showdown this year, with defending champion Dusty DeBoer leading the way.

BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS Grand River Power Sports, 21st Century Signs, Brant News, and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation have partnered with Ohsweken Speedway to make the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals a "Race For The Cure" event in support of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation. Drivers and teams are collecting pledges for this special event, with prizes from Twenty First Century Signs for those who collect the most.

The July 28 event includes the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and the only appearance of the season at Ohsweken for the DIRTcar 358 "Small Block" Modifieds.

The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car portion of the Northern Summer Nationals event will include a 25 lap feature, with a $3,000 winner's prize, valuable championship points, and a guaranteed starting spot in the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature on the line. Three-time Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Shane Stewart of Pittsboro, Indiana won last year's Northern Summer Nationals feature over Jessica Zemken and Dain Naida. Stewart is one of several invaders expected to compete in these special events, along with 2008 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Wayne Johnson, Australian star James McFadden, and more...

DIRTcar 358 Modifieds returned to Ohsweken last season for the first time in 5 years, and put on a show with plenty of 3-wide action. Many top drivers and teams from the Niagara area and beyond are expected to be in attendance, including current Merrittville Speedway championship points leader Chad Brachman, who won last year's Northern Summer Nationals feature over Mat Williamson and Mark D'Ilario. The event will pay the feature winner $1,500, and will count towards the 358 Modified Mr. DIRTcar championship, which takes into account a driver's best 16 finishes between January 1st and Labor Day. Points standings and other information on the Mr. DIRTcar championship is available at www.DIRTcar.com

The Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars will be a part of the Northern Summer Nationals event for the first time on July 28. The first year division continues to grow as the season moves along, and has seen plenty of competition. Feature wins have already been claimed by 4 different drivers (Ryan Hunsinger, Aaron Turkey, Jake Brown, and Brad Herron), while 9 different drivers have at least one podium finish so far.

The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will again take part in the Northern Summer Nationals this year. The division has been dominated by Tyler Lafantaisie so far this season, and he heads into the Northern Summer Nationals as the odds-on favourite. Lafantaisie finished 3rd in the 2013 Northern Summer Nationals Mini Stock feature, behind drivers - Davey Boughton and Laura Hughes - who have moved to other divisions this year.

STAY WITH US Reserved campsites are available for all special events at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Advance tickets for regular Friday night events at Ohsweken are also available - Beat the line on race night! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS About Burger Barn: Burger Barn opened in July 2011 at 3000 Fourth Line, just a few miles from Ohsweken Speedway. The restaurant is owned by Jason Hill and his wife Celestey, and has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show "You Gotta Eat Here". Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing "That was the best burger I've ever had". Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multi-purpose 3000 person capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The Arrow Express Sports mission is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.ArrowExpressSports.com.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak's support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used - whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland's GMC: Strickland's is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken's Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. Strickland's is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same - they have always run their company based on the old proverb "Treat others the way you wish to be treated". Strickland's is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland's GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland's GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it's located - from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW's friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle's service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale's Auto Aftermarket: Gale's Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale's Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken's weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland's GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket.

TICKET PRICES: Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals - Monday, July 28, 2014 Adult (18-65) Reserved - $25.00 Youth (13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved - $15.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved - $5.00

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars "Six Nations Showdown" - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved - $40.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved - $15.00

Pit Passes: Monday, July 28th - $20 members & $35 non member Tuesday, July 29th - $30 members & $45 non member

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

· 7/25 Langlade County Fairgrounds.

· 7/26 ABC Raceway

· 7/27 Eagle Valley Raceway.

Race Stats

· Races: 19

· Wins: 1

· Top 5: 6

· Top 10: 10

News

Scotty Thiel - Struggling Encounters

7/24/2014

Two struggling nights of racing occurred for the Scott Thiel Motorsports #64 team this past weekend. Night number one took place at the Wilmot Raceway were Scotty managed to finish the race but in the 13th position and Sunday evening at Angel Park in Sun Prairie, WI where he was taken out after the first corner of the A-Main event.

Saturday evening at the Wilmot Raceway was set by a poor qualifying effort as Scotty was not able to get the car to work properly. That made for a seventh place starting spot in the heat race event. A challenging race track was presented to the field for the heat race events. Scotty managed to get a great start and launched into the fifth place transfer spot going into turn one. After ten laps of green flag action was complete, Thiel earned the fourth place position and a locked in spot for the nights 35 lap A-main event.

A caution filled A-main event made for a difficult night as Scotty was stuck towards the rear of the field and was not able to get a solid green flag run with the car. He worked his way inside the top ten before contact was made by another car and Scotty spun the car out. After the restart, Scotty picked off a few cars but after the 35 laps of green flag action were complete, he rounded out the night with a 13th place finish. “It was a rough night for a lot of guys out there. We got tangled up in three and set us back again. We didn’t wreck much which not to many guys can say. It was a struggle out there.” Explained a disappointed Thiel after the race.

Sunday evening presented the IRA sprints to a track that they have not been to in 29 years, the Angel Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI. This track is a famous midget track and the 410 Outlaw Sprints were given the chance to show what can be accomplished. Scotty and the crew prepared for a new night after a rough one at Wilmot.

Issues were presented once again as the team fought with engine issues early on. A loose nozzle line in hotlaps caused a plug to foul out later in the qualifying attempt. Scotty was not able to qualify well due to being down on power. The team got it figured out and fixed for the remaining portion of the night. After starting ninth in the heat race event, Scotty charged up to the sixth spot after ten laps of action was completed. He missed the A-Main transfer spot by one position and would be forced to run the B-main event. Due to a poor qualifying effort, Scotty would have to start in the 11th position in the B-main event. The field took the green and Scotty began to start a mission to move forward and make it into the main event. He worked both sides of the track and charged all the way up to the fourth spot in only 10 laps and rounded out the 12 lap B-main in fourth and a transfer spot in the 30 lap A-main event. The car was good and the crew didn’t change much for the main event. After the field was lined up they quickly went to green flag action. Scotty started in the 19th position and pulled alongside of the field going into turn one. The field got to the middle of turns one and two and Scotty was hit and put into the infield. That ended the night for Thiel as too much damaged was caused to the front end of the car.

A short night of A-main action and a wrecked race car ended the struggling weekend for the STM #64 team. A long weekend of racing takes place this coming weekend starting out on Friday night at the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo, WI. Saturday evening brings the team farther north to ABC Raceway in Ashland, WI. And finally, Sunday night brings the team a couple hours south to Eagle Valley Raceway in Jim Falls, WI.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their 2014 marketing partners and encourages everyone to check out these fine companies!

Professional Plating Inc: Professional Plating Inc., specializes in multiple types of metal coating and plating projects. They also offer custom powder coating, ceramic coating and internal engine coating. Have a metal coating or plating project you need done? Check out Professional Plating Inc at www.proplating.com!

Complete Water Inc: Complete Water Inc specializes in Rentals, Iron Filters, Well Inspections, Salt Delivery, Sales, Drinking Systems, Complete Well Systems, Bottled Water, Reverse Osmosis, Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems, Well Systems, Well Pumps & Pressure Tanks, Rheem, MacClean, American Standard. Contact Complete Water for any of your water needs!

Scott Thiel Builders: Scott Thiel Builders located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin is a custom home building and remodeling company. Looking for a luxury get away? Contact Scott Thiel Builders for your next lake house vacation home. Multiple properties are available along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan! Contact STB at 920-458-5763

M-B Companies, Inc: M-B Companies, Inc. is dedicated to being the leader in performance, reliability and customer service, as it has since 1907. M-B has enjoyed steady growth by focusing on key niche markets and in so doing meeting the needs of independent contractors, governmental agencies, and other road and airport maintenance organizations around the world. Currently, M-B operates out of 5 divisional locations which include Airport Snow Removal products, Pavement marking and striping products, power broom attachments and replacement brushes. Check out www.m-bco.com for more information on each division

D&H Sales and Service: D&H Sales and Service is a full service shop that has been under the ownership of Brad Dahmer since April 2003. We pride ourselves on quality work, friendly service and convenience. We carry a full line of Lawn mowers, tractors, zero turns, snow blowers and chainsaws. We are an authorized service center for Briggs and Stratton, Kohler, Tecumseh, Kawasaki, Subaru and Honda engines. All of our mechanics are factory certified technicians for everything that we service. Call us today @ (920) 458-1865 or e-mail us at dhrental45@yahoo.com

Ti22 Performance: Ti22 Performance is the leading manufacturer of high-performance titanium race parts. Focused on the Sprint car and Motorsports industry, Ti22 offers drivers a superior line of products that outlast and outperform the competition. Check them out at www.ti22performance.com!

Triple X Race Co: At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

Rhey Graphics: Rhey Graphics will take your next project over-the-top. We can supply you with the creative edge that's become a necessity in today's competitive marketplace. So whether it's a logo design, vehicle graphics, brochure, or full-color banner, we can handle your project from start to an outstanding finished project.

Velocity Wings: Velocity Wings and Race Products is a locally owned Sprint Car wing manufacture based out of Elkhart Lake, WI. For all of your sprint car wings and accessories, please contact Velocity Wings at 920-876-2953

Super Shox: Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

Brad Dahmer Motorsports: Established in 1990 with years of racing and fabricating experience on dirt and asphalt, Brad Dahmer Motorsports will see you through your racing endeavors. In early 2005, Brad Dahmer Motorsports changed its’ name to Bullet Proof Motorsports. This was a change in the name but not a change in customer service. Brad and several employees are heavily involved with the chassis design, fabricating and racing services. Bullet Proof Motorsports also offers a wide range of racing equipment and supplies. Contact Brad by phone at 1-920-458-1865 or by e-mail at bdm@charterinternet.com

Article Credit: SixFour Promotions

 

 

RMMRA

Calhan, CO (July 19, 2014) - Veteran open wheel driver Greg Schaefer gave RMMRA owner Cappy Mason his first midget "A" feature win on Saturday night at El Paso County Speedway! A strong field of cars traveled to EPCS the night of the El Paso County Fair. With a large crowd on hand, heat race action began on the 1/4 mile dirt track with wins taken by Chris Sheil and Keith Rauch.

After the heat races, and a speed dice roll of "three" the first three rows inverted to begin the main event with front row starters Greg Schaefer and returning midget driver Troy Ullery. At the green, Schaefer shot to the front and set the pace. About half way through, the first caution came out between turns one and two involving Bob Harr and Troy Ullery. A few laps later the race was once again halted with Randy Oerter flipping between turns three and four. Randy escaped injury but the damage to his car prevented him from continuing. The field restarted with Greg Schaefer once again shooting to the front. He continued his pace on his way to his 1st victory of the season! At the finish, it was Greg Schaefer, Tony Rossi, Chris Sheil, Keith Rauch, and Mark Bensenberg with a strong run rounding out the top 5 spots.

The complete results are as follows:

Heat One (8 Laps) - 1. Chris Sheil, 2. Tony Rossi, 3. Greg Schaefer, 4. Ryan Oerter, 5. Bob Harr, 6. Mark Bensenberg, 7. Larry Bensenberg (DNS). Heat Two (8 Laps) - 1. Keith Rauch, 2. Mark Chisholm, 3. Troy Ullery, 4. Randy Oerter, 5. Doug Bensenberg, 6. Scott Haikus (DNS), 7. Dustin Weland (DNS). “A” Feature (20 Laps) - 1. Greg Schaefer, 2. Tony Rossi, 3. Chris Sheil, 4. Keith Rauch, 5. Mark Bensenberg. 6. Doug Bensenberg, 7. Bob Harr (DNF), 8. Mark Chisholm (DNF), 9. Scott Haikus (DNF), 10. Randy Oerter (DNF), 11. Troy Ullery (DNF), 12. Ryan Oerter (DNF), 13. Dustin Weland (DNS).

The RMMRA would like to remind everyone that our next race will be August 16, 2014 at Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway in Ft. Morgan, CO. The race has received a growing payout and will be paying out $1,000 to win!!! There is also $500 that will be added to the purse in addition to our normal payout including a last place "hard luck" bonus of $100 going to the last place finishing car in the feature. The additional purse money is again on top of our standard payout and we would like to thank Glen Tilton from Napa Auto Parts of Cheyenne along with an anonymous sponsor for their contributions.

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio will add a new entry into the record books this Saturday, July 26 as part of JR & Sons Service Center of Jackson Center night at the races. For the first time ever, a King of the Hill format will determine the starting lineup for the Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprint A-main. The format entails the top four finishers in each non wing heat race automatically transferring to the A-main. First and second place finishers in each heat race will be entered into the King of the Hill tournament. The tournament consists of a head-to-head two-lap showdown. The winner of each two-lap shootout will advance to the next round of the bracket. The last driver standing in the bracket will start on the pole for the 25 lap A-main. Drivers in the King of the Hill tournament will make up the first four rows of the A-main. The further a driver advances in the bracket, the closer to the front they will start in the A-main. Fans are encouraged to bring a copy of the bracket with them to the track and share their predictions with other fans via social media using the hash tag #WRPKOTH. In addition, the Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating ASMA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will also be in attendance. Adult general admission is just $12. Children ages 11-15 years old are $6. Anyone under the age of ten is FREE. All Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club members will be admitted into the grandstands for half price with their valid organization ID. DARF will also be hosting a picnic lunch behind the grandstands before the gates open. Admission to the cookout is free for all members and $5 for the general public. Grandstand gates open at 5PM. Cars hit the track for warm-ups at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM. Get all up-to-date information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net , on Facebook, and on Twitter.

 

 

Traveling Band: Taylor Ferns Heads to Fremont Speedway this Weekend

By Ferns Racing PR

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — July 24, 2014 — One of the plusses of running a “true outlaw” schedule is that if inclement weather is forecasted, a change in plans can quickly be made and a track with a more favorable forecast can usually be found. That is the approach that Taylor Ferns and her team took last weekend as rain was called for and fell for a large portion of the day at Fremont Speedway in Ohio, where they had planned to race. They headed north instead and hit the track at Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan. Ferns will return to Fremont this weekend and looks to compete in her second event of the season at the historic quarter-mile at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds.

Ferns will be in action on Saturday, July 26 at Fremont Speedway for a F.A.S.T. (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) event. Hot laps will open the night, followed by time trials, heat races and a 30-lap A-Feature.

Ferns has made one appearance at Fremont Speedway in 2014 in the Jimmy’s Towing/Indy Race Parts Maxim, with that coming on July 5. In her debut at the track, the 18-year-old just missed qualifying for the main event, finishing seventh in the B-main, with the top-five finishers transferring.

“Fremont (Speedway) and Attica (Raceway Park) are similar in the way they are laid out, with not a lot of banking, and it helps having raced at each this year,” said Ferns. “It takes a similar driving style at both tracks. We’ve kind of struggled at both this year and those are two tracks that if you can run good at, you can run well then just about anywhere. I think we learned quite a bit last time we were at Fremont that should help this weekend and we have some extra motivation as well to do good.”

At Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan last weekend, Ferns was caught up in an incident and got upside down in her heat race and had to start near back the of the field for the main event. She lined up 17th and charged through the field to cross the line sixth, which was her second top-10 finish of the season at the three-eighths-mile. Also last weekend, the native of Shelby Township, Michigan, raced at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, where she qualified eighth with a solid 28-car field in attendance and wound up finishing 13th in the A-Feature.

“We had a good car all night at Butler (Motor Speedway),” Ferns said. “We just got caught up in some misfortune in the heat race. That put us near the back to start the feature and I had to really be patient working my way through. I was able to make some moves and gain quite a few spots. I think if the race had not been cut short a few laps, we could have contended for a top-three finish or even the win.”

Ferns, who returned to 410-winged sprint car racing this season after spending the last four seasons in various open wheel series and stock cars, has one victory thus far in 2014. She took the checkered flag first at Southern Ohio Speedway on June 6 with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association, which marked her first-career 410-sprint car win. Ferns has picked up seven top-10 finishes at a variety of tracks in Ohio, West Virginia, and Michigan. She also set fast time with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, earlier this month.

The 2011 USAC D1 Midget Series champion will continue to compete in 410-winged sprint car races across the Ohio/Michigan/Indiana area for the remainder of the season.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

Keep up to date For the latest news, results and information on Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing and to view a full 2014 schedule, visit TaylorFerns.com. Follow Taylor on Twitter at @TaylorFerns and like her on Facebook.

 

 

Cory Haas Within Reach of Lincoln Point Lead Tied for Second in Current Standings Entering July 26th Program

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com

Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

York, PA (July 24th, 2014) - Although the racing season has yet to cross over into the month of August, it is never too soon to put oneself in position to secure a track championship. Cory Haas, who dedicates each and every racing season to reaching that specific goal, is just 200 points shy of taking the top spot in the Lincoln Speedway track championship chase. The pilot of the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, no. 11C ‘410’ sprint car has amassed three (3) top-five finishes and nine (9) top-ten finishes at the Abbottstown, Pennsylvania oval over the course of the 2014 season, but still remains unaccounted for in the win column. The former Kevin Gobrecht Memorial champion will attempt to earn his first win of the season, and inch closer towards his championship goal, this Saturday evening, July 26th.

Cory Haas will return to his normal routine this Friday and Saturday in central Pennsylvania. The York, Pennsylvania native will activate the upcoming weekend with a visit to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday night, July 25th. Haas is currently thirteenth (13th) in the Williams Grove Speedway ‘410’ track championship standings. The world-famous dirt oval will feature a regular program for the ‘410’ sprinters this Friday night. Greg Hodnett is the current speedway point leader.

The upcoming weekend will continue for Cory Haas on Saturday evening, July 26th at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Haas is currently tied for second (2nd) with Brian Montieth in the Lincoln ‘410’ track championship standings; just 200 markers shy of point leader, Alan Krimes. The ‘410’ sprinters will be joined by the ‘358’ sprinters on Saturday evening in the Pigeon Hills; giving race fans a double-dose of winged sprint car competition. A Lincoln Speedway win this Saturday night would only help inch the ‘11C’ team closer towards a track title.

The Michael Barshinger ‘11C’ team will enter the upcoming weekend fourteenth (14th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS point standings with 284 points. Cory Haas, a former eight-time Williams Grove Speedway/Lincoln Speedway ‘358’ sprint car track champion, completed the 2013 season twelfth (12th) in the final Central Pennsylvania standings. Haas had one victory last season.

For more information regarding the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; please visit the speedway live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com. Additional information regarding the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania can also be found online; www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Keep up with everything related to Cory Haas and the entire Barshinger ‘11C’ team; right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Be sure to also visit the official online home of Cory Haas at www.coryhaas.com.

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Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in central Pennsylvania during a recent weekend; finishing 4th at Williams Grove Speedway and 4th at Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 6th & 7th

2014 Wins: 0

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Cory Haas would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including:

Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, J Henry Plumbing & Heating, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Tool Shed of America, and ‘FullyInjected.com.’

 

 

Northern Exposure: Kraig Kinser Set for Three Races in Canada

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — July 24, 2014 — A pair of trips to Canada has been the norm for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for each of the last seven years. Make it eight straight seasons that the best sprint car drivers in the world have made the trek north of the border, as they head to the eastern side of Canada this week, followed by a trip to the western part next month. Kraig Kinser has been there for six of the previous seven ventures to Canada and will get his passport out again this week for a trio of races in the Great White North.

The first race of this Canadian swing for Kinser, who drives the Mesilla Valley/Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Product Maxim, is set for Saturday, July 26 at Autodrome Drummond in Quebec. The series then heads to Cornwall Motor Speedway in Ontario on Sunday, July 27, followed by a visit to Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday, July 29.

“The Canadian fans always welcome us with open arms and that certainly makes the extra travel up there worth it,” said Kinser. “The tracks we race on up there are a bit smaller and that usually seems to suit our program pretty well. We’ve been chasing a few things lately and felt like we made up some ground the other night at Fulton [Speedway], so hopefully we can carry that north with us.”

Kinser finished a career-best third at Autodrome Drummond last season. The native of Bloomington, Indiana, opened the night as the eighth-fastest driver in time trials and went on to win the second heat race to earn a spot in the dash, where he finished seventh. In his career, he has made four starts at the quarter-mile bullring. Kinser finished fifth in 2012 at the track and also earned a top-10 finish in his debut at Autodrome Drummond in 2010, crossing the line seventh.

Last year’s race at Cornwall Motor Speedway was rained out. Kinser finished seventh in the series inaugural event at the high-banked quarter-mile in 2012. That night, he timed in ninth-quickest and won the third heat race to qualify for the dash. He started and finished second in the dash. He was running second in the main event when contact with another car led to a spin. Kinser would charge back through the field to salvage a top-10 finish.

Kinser finished 13th at Ohsweken Speedway last season. He timed in 13th-fastest, just missing the heat race inversion by one spot. A sixth-place finish in the first heat would lock him into the main event. In his career, Kinser has made seven starts at the three-eighths-mile, earning a trio of top-10 finishes. Kinser crossed the line a career-best fourth at Ohsweken in 2012.

During the recent East Coast Swing, Kinser finished eighth at Fulton Speedway in New York, and was 13th at Lebanon Valley Speedway, also New York. He was 22nd in the finale of the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway, after not qualifying for the feature in the opener of that two-night event. At Lincoln Speedway, he came home 19th, while he was 22nd and 20th in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30s at Lernerville Speedway.

“We had a tough East Coast stretch to say the least,” said Kinser. “With so many races in such a short time, it can be a challenge to dig out of a hole if you get in one. All we can do is just keep racing and hope our luck turns around a bit. We've had speed on different occasions and just haven't been able to put everything together.”

Kinser begins the trio of races north of the border ninth in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings.

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Autodrome Drummond, Cornwall Motor Speedway & Ohsweken Speedway 0.25- Miles around Cornwall Motor Speedway 0.375- Distance in miles around Ohsweken Speedway 0.4- Miles around Autodrome Drummond 1- Career start at Cornwall Motor Speedway 3- Main event starts at Autodrome Drummond; Top-10 finishes at Ohsweken Speedway 5- Total nights of racing this season for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in Canada 7- Average finish in four starts at Autodrome Drummond; Careers starts at Ohsweken Speedway with the World of Outlaws 10- Average finish in seven main event starts at Ohsweken Speedway 10.246- Track record at Cornwall Motor Speedway 12.047- Qualifying record at Ohsweken Speedway 13.128- Track record at Autodrome Drummond 19- Top-10 finishes earned this season 138- Distance in miles from Autodrome Drummond where the World of Outlaws race on July 26 to Cornwall Motor Speedway 316- Miles from Fulton Speedway in New York, where the World of Outlaws competed on July 23 to Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada 332-Miles from Cornwall Motor Speedway where the World of Outlaws race on July 27 to Ohsweken Speedway 2009- Year of first start at Ohsweken Speedway 2010- First start at Autodrome Drummond 2012- Year of first start at Cornwall Motor Speedway

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

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Intense Title Chases Continue on First Responders Night at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 24, 2014) – Colorado’s Jake Bubak carries the hot hand for the United Rebel Sprint Series into Friday night’s First Responder Night event at Dodge City Raceway Park that kicks off the annual Dodge City Days festival.

A winner of the most recent URSS event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval on June 28, Bubak has since run his season total to five wins to lead both URSS National and Kansas Regional points.

While Bubak faces a strong field of cars set to disrupt his momentum, Ryan Heger will be among several drivers trying to protect track championship point leads as IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars will be in action as well.

The reigning URSS National champion, Arvada’s Bubak has opened up a 178 point advantage over Liberal’s Steven Richardson in the URSS National points race. The Kansas points chase is much closer however, with only 20 points separating Bubak from Richardson. Zach Blurton, who topped last year’s season finale at DCRP, is another 26 points back in third with Jeremy Huish in fourth. Jed Werner and Luke Cranston are tied for fifth.

Friday marks the third URSS stop of the year at DCRP with Wyoming’s Zac Taylor topping a field of 28 on May 10 and then Bubak making a last corner move around Ray Seemann to top the URSS portion of the Steve King Memorial on June 28.

While the Sprint Cars battle it out, four of the track’s championship chase divisions will be in action as well. And a critical night it will be, as only three nights of action remain following Friday’s card.

IMCA Modifieds:

The intensity continues to build in the Modified ranks with a championship battle that is as close as it gets. Ryan Heger holds all of a one-point lead over defending track champ Austin Allen with Cole Traugott just 13 points out of the lead. If Heger can hold point until the final night, odds could be in his favor as he has topped the season finale each of the past two years.

Missing the show at last week’s Modified Stampede put a damper on title hopes for both Jesse Smith and Kale Beavers.

Feature Winners: Brendon Gemmill 2, Scott Brown 1, Van Gemmill 1, Joel Lane 1, Clay Sellard 1, Jesse Smith.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 895, 2. Austin Allen (Wichita, KS) 894, 3. Cole Traugott (Woodward, OK) 882, 4. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 830, 5. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 821, 6. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 817, 7. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 811, 8. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 715, 9. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 713, 10. Tracy Link (Hugoton, KS) 709.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

A last-lap skirmish last Saturday kept Jeff Kaup outside the top eight for the first time in seven races this season. Yet, his rivals did little to capitalize, with the defending champ escaping the night with a 74-point lead over Austin Walker.

The battle for second is a tight one with only 23 points separating the quartet of Walker, Toby Witthuhn, Josh Appel and Jason Lunow.

Friday’s card is one of just two ‘tuneups’ remaining before the Inaugural $1,000-to-win Sport Modified Mayhem event on August 23.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 2, Michael Shenberger 2, Josh Appel 1, Nate Ginest 1, Clay Money 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 969, 2. Austin Walker (Utica, KS) 895, 3. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 889, 4. Josh Appel (Dodge City, KS) 886, 5. Jason Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 872, 6. Tristen Barton (Dighton, KS) 848, 7. Randle McRoberts (Dodge City, KS) 826, 8. Jeremy Sigler (Great Bend, KS) 793, 9. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 790, 10. Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 779.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Perry Misner made it back to victory lane last Saturday to make it four-for-six on the season after coming up short in the previous two races with finishes of second and fifth.

Among the top five each time out, Misner has opened up 77 points worth of breathing room over Michael Pepper, who is just two points ahead of Dusty Witthuhn.

Feature Winners: Perry Misner 4, Scott Drake 1, Angel Munoz 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Perry Misner (Garden City, KS) 880, 2. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 803, 3. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 801, 4. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 783, 5. Randy Dowell (Ulysses, KS) 749, 6. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 711, 7. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 710, 8. Kyle Tillery (Beaver, OK) 605, 9. Justin Lewis (Dighton, KS) 597, 10. Shane Tillery (Laverne, OK) 572.

Thunder Cars:

Matt O’Hair stole a win last Saturday night and climbed to within 13 markers of points leader William Bauer, who finished fourth last week for the fourth time this season with other finishes of fifth and sixth.

Feature Winners: Cody Davis 3, Matt O’Hair 1, Sonny O’Hair 1, Dan Rogers 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. William Bauer (Ness City, KS) 819, 2. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 806, 3. Dustin Walker (Buffalo, OK) 786, 4. Dan Rogers (Buffalo, OK) 784, 5. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 744, 6. Norman Carr (Garden City, KS) 724, 7. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 720, 8. Tobby Schield (Sublette, KS) 645, 9. Michael Penrod (Moscow, KS) 616, 10. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 595.

Hornets:

Jarett Lunow is six-for-six in Hornet action on the inner asphalt oval. He’ll have to wait for a shot at seven in a row until the next time Hornets are in action on August 23.

Feature Winners: Jarett Lunow 6.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jarett Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 900, 2. Brandon Bogner (Wright, KS), 829, 3. Marci O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 750, 4. (tie) Jarred Nightengale (Dodge City, KS) and Kohle Ricke (Dodge City, KS) 701, 6. Andy Copeland (Fowler, KS) 676, 7. Zak Moore (Dodge City, KS) 396, 8. Tyler Olson (Tyrone, OK) 270, 9. Nathan Barton (Dighton, KS) 213, 10. Cheryl Copeland (Fowler, KS) 132.

First Responders and family get in free to Friday night’s action. Adult admission for Friday night’s action is $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

TENTH ANNUAL HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS IS AUGUST 2

Haubstadt, IN - July 24, 2014. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will swing back into action on Saturday August 2nd. The occasion will be the 10th annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. The feature will pay $5,000 to the winner. It is one of the two longest feature races on this year’s MSCS schedule. The Hoosier Sprint Nationals and the Haubstadt Hustler in September are both 40 laps in distance.

The additional purse, the additional laps, the early August date, the passing points format, and the opportunity to claim a national’s title in Hoosierland are all likely factors that have contributed to making this race an ongoing and popular attraction for fans and competitors. Eight Hoosier Sprint National events have been held to date and eight different drivers have posted a win. The title has been earned once and then passed along to another driver the next season.

Kevin Briscoe holds the distinction of winning the very first Hoosier Sprint Nationals. Kevin Thomas Jr. won last year’s edition. The Alabama driver won four MSCS features during the 2013 season. Former winners ranked in the top 15 in MSCS points this year include Brady Short, Jon Stanbrough, Hunter Schuerenberg, and Daron Clayton.

Kyle Cummins continues to lead in Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series points. The Princeton, IN, driver has finished either second, third, or fourth in the last four MSCS features. He is getting closer and closer to a win this season.

One obstacle in the path of the road to victory for anyone else recently has been a white number 12 sprint car. The driver Robert Ballou has been collecting win after win. His current streak of MSCS victories stands at three in a row. He is currently “the man” to beat. Ballou has now moved up to third in the series points standings. MSCS 2013 Rookie of the Year Bradley Sterrett stands second in points. The top three drivers are less than 50 points apart with 70 on the line at each race held.

No driver has won the Hoosier Sprint Nationals race and gone on to become the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series Points Champion that same season. Maybe this will be the year! Five active drivers will also have an opportunity to become a first time repeat winner.

Jeff Bland Jr. and Brandon Mattox round out the top five in MSCS points. Bland has two feature wins this season and Mattox is enjoying a very competitive season. The second five includes Carson Short, Brady Short, Chase Stockon, James Lyerla, and Daylan Chambers. Aaron Farney is eleventh. Lyerla, Chambers, and Farney are all three competing to become the 2014 MSCS Rookie of the Year.

The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will also be competing on August 2nd. The pit gate will open at 3:30 P.M. C.D.T. with the stands to open an hour later. Hot laps begin at 6:30 with heat races beginning at 7:30. Additional information can be found at www.tristatespeedway.com or www.mscssprints.com. Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

HOOSIER TIRE MSCS POINTS

___ Current as of July 24, 2014___

1) 3c Kyle Cummins 576 2) 90x Bradley Sterrett 545 3) 12 Robert Ballou 529 4) 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 487 5) 28 Brandon Mattox 487 6) 21 Carson Short 457 7) 11p Brady Short 441 8) 32 Chase Stockon 439 9) 11 James Lyerla 415 10) 4c Daylan Chambers 372 11) 15F Aaron Farney 346 12) 37rw Jon Stanbrough 328 13) 20n Hunter Schuerenberg 314 14) 3R Daron Clayton 297 15) 38 Chet Williams 284

 

 

Five Fast Fridays of Fab Four Racing to the 2014 Budweiser Track Championships

Sarver, PA (July 24, 2014) With the Firecracker 100, BOSS Wingless Sprints, Elite 8 Late Models and Renegades of Dirt Modifieds all in the rearview mirror, it�s time to decide which four drivers will add their names to the illustrious list of Lernerville Speedway Track Champions with five straight Fast Fridays of Fab Four Racing!

A driver can amass a maximum of 40 points per week. 10 points are awarded for winning a heat race and 30 for winning the feature, but the minimum is 7 points for starting both the heat and feature; 2 points in the Sportsman. Thus a driver on any given week can make up only 33 points, (37 in the Sportsman) per week if the leading driver is in attendance.

In the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints, 2011 Track Champion Carl Bowser maintains a 12-point lead over Brandon Matus who seeks his first career Track Championship; an accomplishment that has to this point also escaped his father, but accomplished by his Hall of Fame grandfather Jerry Matus three times (1981, 1983, 1984). Jack Sodeman Jr. is just two points behind Matus, but a broken leg during last week�s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup has sidelined him indefinitely. Mike Lutz is fourth in points over 60 out of the lead and Dan Shetler is fifth place 90 points out of the lead.

Bowser also leads the Peoples TWP Sprint division with three feature wins this season. Former Track Champion and current All Star regular Danny Holtgraver has two feature wins in limited Fab Four action, while Brandon Matus, Jared Zimbardi, Ed Lynch Jr. and Rod George have also stood in Sheetz Victory Lane this season.

Four-Time and Defending Track Champion Alex Ferree has the most comfortable lead in Fab Four Racing heading into the homestretch. Early season points leader Russ King is now 49 points out of the lead, while Mike Pegher Jr. and John Garvin Jr. are tied for third 74 points behind Ferree. Multiple-Time Modified Track Champion Brian Swartzlander is a distant 100+ points behind in fifth.

Ferree, like Bowser, also leads his respective division with three feature wins this season in the Precise Late Models. Russ King and Jared Miley each have two feature wins, but Miley�s $3,000 Elite 8 feature win last week was a non-points race. Mike Pegher Jr., Dave Hess Jr. and Michael Norris have also scored feature wins in 2014.

Rex King Jr. seeks his first Lernerville Speedway Track Championship in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds and holds a 10-point lead over his father Rex King Sr. and a 13-point lead over Two-Time Track Champion Dave Murdick. Seven-Time Track Champion Brian Swartzlander is 46 points out of the lead in fourth, while Two-Time Track Champion Jeremiah Shingledecker is fifth in points just three behind Swartzlander.

King Jr., Murdick and Swartzlander each have two feature wins this season, while King Sr., Shingledecker and outgoing Track Champion Mat Williamson each have a feature win to their credit. Williamson has since shut down his Big Block program and is prioritizing his small block program at tracks closer to home in St. Catharines, ONT.

Leading all drivers in Fab Four Racing with four feature wins, Jim Fosnaught stretched his lead to 24 points over Two-Time Defending Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Track Champion Corey McPherson. Rob Shook slipped to more than nights� worth of points out of the lead last week and is now 42 points behind Fosnaught. Terry Young is fourth in points (-58), while Mark Sanders rides fifth (-65).

Fosnaught�s four Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature wins are just one more than McPherson�s three. No other driver has repeated with only Terry Young, Chris Schneider and Mark Sanders scoring feature wins thus far this season. Rob Shook, Joe Kelley and Aaron Easler have been knocking on the door to Sheetz Victory Lane, but haven�t yet found the key that Fosnaught and McPherson have apparently mastered!

This Friday is Twin State Night as our friends from the fan club for racing enthusiasts in Pennsylvania and Ohio make their annual visit to the Action Track. Our friends from the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club will do the same next Friday, August 1. In between, on Tuesday, July 29 is �Summer Vacation� School Bus and Kids Bike Races along with Trailer Races and the first $1,000-to-win, 100-lap Enduro of 2014. Some of the Heroes of Fab Four Racing have agreed to be on hand next Tuesday to hand out trophies and ribbons to the bike race participants!

August 8 is our annual Nostalgia Night coordinated and hosted by local racing media icon Don Gamble. Jackie Matus and friends will also be hosting their now annual MRO Injured Driver Benefit Auction that night. August 15 is Turner Dairy Farms Night and August 22 is Championship Night. To review the rest of the remaining 2014 Lernerville Speedway schedule that includes the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Working Man 50, World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Commonwealth Clash and DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede, click on Lernerville.com!

 

 

Knoxville Racing Charitable Organization to Raffle a Steve Kinser Bad Boy Buggy

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - July 24, 2014 -

The Knoxville Racing Charitable Organization in cooperation with the Knoxville Raceway will raffle off a Steve Kinser Bad Boy Buggies vehicle at the 54 th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. The customized Sport Series vehicle features Bad Boy Buggies's electric drivetrain with the power to handle any terrain.

Nearly 100,000 people attend the Knoxville Nationals, but just 10,000 tickets will be sold increasing the odds for winning. Funds raised will support the efforts of the KRCO and their mission of providing safety equipment, insurance and support for the many drivers who race at Knoxville Raceway.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 each during the races at Knoxville Raceway at the KRCO booth or the ticket office. The drawing will take place Saturday, August 9 th in victory lane at the Knoxville Nationals just before the driver introductions for the A-Main. Racing legend Steve Kinser will draw the winning ticket for his namesake buggy.

About Knoxville Raceway

The Knoxville Nationals and Knoxville 360 Nationals draw nearly 100,000 sprint car fans to witness the most prestigious and largest dirt track races in the world in early August. The Nationals combine racing with a cultural festival featuring parades, live music, camping, and expositions.

This August 6th - 9th more than 100 drivers will compete for a nearly million-dollar purse and the esteemed title of 2014 Knoxville Nationals Champion. More information available at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com

About Bad Boy Buggies

Bad Boy Buggies is a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles. Bad Boy Buggies pioneered the category of electrically powered 4×4 vehicles, ideal for hunting and outdoor recreation due to their silent, odorless operation and environmentally friendly, emissions-free drivetrains.

Today, the Bad Boy Buggies product line ranges from four-wheel-drive electric hunting machines such as the Recoil, a fully electric, 4WD vehicle with an innovative, highly efficient 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, to the Work Series of diesel and gas-powered utility vehicles, including the Bad Boy Buggies XD, a versatile 4WD, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds. In 2010, the Bad Boy Buggies brand and product line were acquired by E-Z-GO, a business unit of Textron Inc.

About the KRCO

The Knoxville Racing Charitable Organization (KRCO) is a non-profit organization that was created approximately 17 years ago by several sprint car drivers' wives in order to provide additional safety equipment (for the cars and drivers) and additional insurance for those that race weekly at Knoxville and are in the Knoxville Raceway Points.

 

 

Dover and Kline Capture Feature Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (July 24, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Jack Dover and Devin Kline each garnered a feature win last week.

Dover powered to his fourth consecutive triumph and 10th this season last Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Kline piloted White Lightning Motorsports to its second win of the season at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday by leading all but one lap of his 305ci main event. It was his first career sprint car win in only his third feature start.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top five include:

Patrick Dills led the first 19 laps before he finished second last Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. It was his first career podium result.

Tyler Thomas rallied from eighth to second place on Saturday at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., for his third podium in as many pro late model races this season on the pavement track.

Danny Lasoski earned a runner-up result on Wednesday at Hilltop Speedway in Hilltop, Ill., with the Midwest Open Wheel Association.

Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell held on for a third-place finish with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., despite a flat tire.

Andrew Felker charged from 12th to third place on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., during the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series event.

Jamie Ball recorded a fourth-place result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. led the first seven laps before placing fourth on Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Dominic Scelzi maneuvered from 17th to fourth place on Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series race.

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VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 11 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19 and May 3; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14 and Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4); Jack Dover - 10 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10 and July 12; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25 and July 17; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15; Park Jefferson International Raceway in Jefferson, S.D., on July 11 and Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 13); Big Game Motorsports - 7 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26 and Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11); Seth Bergman - 6 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14); Alex Bright - 6 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25; Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9 and Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on July 12); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27 and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31); Henry Van Dam - 4 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7 and July 11); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6 and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22 and Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21); Tyler Thomas - 2 (Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., on June 8 and New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on June 21); White Lightning Motorsports - 2 (Jamie Ball - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21/Devin Kline - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 19); Josh Baughman - 1 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12); Andrew Felker - 1 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 1 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7); Danny Lasoski - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Kevin Swindell - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

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Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Three Near Wins with a Chance For Three Wins Again This Weekend!!
Bristol, WI – July 24, 2014. Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports team headed south to the Wisconsin/Illinois border this past Saturday for their third visit of 2014 to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI for the 3rd Annual IRA vs. All-Stars Shootout. The night started off with a 4th place qualifying effort of the thirty-eight cars on hand. Lining up in the 6th starting position in the heat, Bill would charge his way forward for the heat race victory sending him into the Dash. Lining up 6th again for the start, Bill was able to make his way forward to finish in the 4th position where he would start for the feature. When the racing got underway, Bill would move into the 3rd position trailing Jac Haudenschild and Tim Kaeding. As the lead duo began to encounter lap traffic, Bill would make his way into 2nd. A few laps later Bill would make his move into the lead. Around the halfway point, “The Low Rider”, Dale Blaney, would make his way under the 17B sprinter and never look back as Bill would settle for a 2nd place finish behind Blaney.
The team headed to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday where Bill would be piloting both the B2 Motorsports #17B sprint car and the Lein Acres #2 midget. Qualifying was scrapped in the midget portion as the sprint car show was the main feature of the night so passing points were utilized. Bill would line up in the 6th starting position in the first Badger Midgets heat race. Bill would battle closely with several competitors throughout the heat race climbing to a 4th place finish. After heat races were complete, Bill was the 7th highest in points setting him up with a 7th place starting position in the thirty lap feature. When the feature began, Bill was on the move as he methodically made his way to the front and was soon running toe to toe with his teammate, Jerry Coons, Jr. The two battled for the lead on several occasions, but Bill would come up just short and finish in the 2nd position.
It has been twenty-nine years since 410 c.i. winged sprint cars have paced the famous D-shaped oval of Angell Park. Bill would begin the night laying down the 3rd fastest lap of the twenty-nine cars in attendance. Starting 6th in the heat race, Bill would seem to find a fast groove as the race wore on as he made his way up to the 3rd finishing position within striking distance of the leaders. The #5 pill was drawn for the feature setting Bill up with a 8th starting position for the feature on a tricky track. When the feature began, Bill would be stuck where he started as he tried to move forward, but to no avail. As the cars began to string out a little, Bill began picking cars off each lap as he made his way into the 3rd position at lap thirteen and into 2nd the next circuit. Bill sights were now on leader Jordan Goldesberry who worked his way to a half-lap advantage over Bill. Bill slowly began to reel in the #65 sprinter and he eventually he did as the lap traffic was getting thick. Bill closed up to Goldesberry as he nearly got into the wall on lap twenty-five, but then lost the advantage back the next lap as Bill got over the cushion coming out of turn four. Bill would catch back up as the white flag came out. Bill would attempt a slide job to take the lead on the last lap going through turns one and two, but just nipped Goldesberry’s front bumper with his rear bumper turning himself into the fence sending him air-born and ending his night with an official 18th place finish.
The B2 Motorsports Team has the 17B sprinter back together and ready to go for this week’s triple-header in the north woods of Wisconsin. The weekend will get kicked off on Friday as the team heads to the half-mile red clay oval of the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo, WI for their Fair Race. Bill overtook Steve Meyer late in the feature to pick up the win last year. Saturday the team heads further north to Ashland, WI to take on the third-mile banked red clay oval of the ABC Raceway. The event was rained out last year, but Bill parked in victory lane the two previous years along with setting the single lap track record. The weekend will wrap up in Jim Falls, WI on Sunday at the three-eighths mile oval of the Eagle Valley Speedway. Bill has been victorious the last three years at the unique track that is slightly downhill going down the front-stretch and uphill on the back-stretch.
Bill and the B2 Motorsports Team would also like to thank our continued supporters/sponsors including: Buesser Concrete, Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta, XYZ Machining, JR’s Contraptions, Maxim Chassis, Hepfner Racing Products, Gleason Equipment, Super Shox, Xtreme Stainless, Stumble Inn Bar and Grill, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Auto Meter, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Astro Titanium, DMI, Race Gear X, Vaportrail Clothing, Allstar Performance, Competition Driveline Service, BLZ, and Outerwears.
Stay up to date with what is going on with Bill and the B2 Motorsports team by checking out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports. Schedule changes, rain outs, and race updates are posted on the Facebook page as they happen. Also remember to check out Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports Team by visiting www.billbalog.com for driver and crew bios, our schedule, pictures, videos, and to sign our guestbook if you’d like to.

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

“Badger Midgets removed from Wilmot events on Saturday Night” “Angell Park up next Sunday July 27”

Wilmot, Wis., July 23---The scheduled Saturday July 26 Badger Midget Series event at the Wilmot Raceway has been postponed, allowing teams to focus on the following evening’s events at Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wis). “Due to some recent team attrition and scheduling we felt it was in the best interest for the track and Badger to exclude the midgets from Saturday’s events and instead run only at Angell Park speedway this weekend” said Badger President Harlan Kittleson. Saturday’s event at Wilmot raceway will now include the Badger 600 Micro Series, with the tracks Modified, Street Stock, and Mini Sprint divisions participating. The following evening action moves to Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wis.), for the “78th Anniversary Season Championship Race presented by Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie” at the famed 1/3-mile oval. Fans are encouraged to come to the track early Sunday as numerous social events involving past participants from Badger will begin in the Pavilion at 1:00 p.m. running until 5:00 p.m. Pits open at 3:00 p.m., grandstands at 5:00 p.m., practice begins at 6:00 p.m., with racing to follow. All United States Military past and present will be admitted free to the Sunday evenings racing events, with a proper Government issued Military ID. A limited number of American Flags will also be distributed to all fans while supplies last. The Badger 600 Micro Series and Wisconsin Dirt Legends Racing Series will be also racing. Sunday’s event will now pay $2,000 to to win and $250 to start the 30-lap midget feature.

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: 5 RACES IN 5 NIGHTS COMING UP!

July 23, 2014 - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Team Turner Racing has a busy part of their calendar coming up, with 5 races scheduled in 5 days at 3 different tracks. Jamie Turner, Cory Turner, Ryan Turner, and Havard Daniels were also in action last weekend...

FRIDAY, JULY 18 Jamie, Cory, and Havard were back at Ohsweken Speedway for another round of 360 Sprint Car racing. Havard started 11th and finished 12th in the feature, while Cory started 15th and finished 13th, and Jamie had a disappointing night when a rock tore the rear brake line off his car, and he was eventually credited with 19th place.

"(Cory's) goal is to get through those heats a little better and get in that redraw," says Jamie.

Jamie remains 10th in the Ohsweken championship points standings, while Cory is 12th and leads the Rookie of the Year standings, and Havard is up to 22nd despite missing the first 4 races of the season.

SATURDAY, JULY 19 Cory took his #19 Sprint Car to the Silverdale Gun Club for their “Make a Wish” fundraiser on Saturday. There was a large fan turnout, with Cory signing lots of autographs and meeting many new fans despite the rainy weather.

The wet weather did put a halt to the team's on-track plans, as Merrittville Speedway's event was washed out, keeping Ryan and his #91 DIRTcar Sportsman Modified at home. Ryan remains 12th in the Merrittville championship points standings.

SUNDAY, JULY 20 The weather cooperated on Sunday, and allowed Ryan to race at Humberstone Speedway, where he finished 2nd in his heat race and started 5th in the feature, and ended up 6th. The numbers don't tell the whole story, though, as father Jamie explains:

"Ryan got worked out of the top 5 early, but then fought back to 5th and lost it on the last lap after a real good side by side battle with Darrell Farraway over the last 5 laps. Real good run," says Jamie.

Ryan has now moved past Jordan Cosco and into 9th in the Humberstone championship points standings.

WHAT'S NEXT? Team Turner Racing has 5 consecutive race nights coming up, starting Friday, July 25 at Ohsweken Speedway with Jamie, Cory, and Havard racing their 360 Sprint Cars on Autograph Night.

Ryan and his DIRTcar Sportsman Modified take over on Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27 with events at Merrittville Speedway and Humberstone Speedway.

Jamie, Cory, and Havard will be back in action in their 360 Sprint Cars on Monday, July 28 in Ohsweken's Northern Summer Nationals, while Jamie and Cory also plan to compete at Ohsweken in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Six Nations Showdown event on Tuesday, July 29.

TEAM TURNER LINKS For more information on Team Turner Racing, including schedules, news releases, photos, videos, merchandise, and contact information, please visit the official Team Turner Racing website powered by ImageFactor.ca at www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca. Make sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner on YouTube, follow @11teamturner19 on Twitter, and "like" the official TTR Facebook page by searching "Team Turner Racing".

BECOME A TEAM TURNER INSIDER Do you want to be an insider, and have Team Turner Racing news delivered straight to your e-mail inbox? Got a question for one of the Team Turner drivers? Just send an e-mail to racingteamturner@gmail.com and we'll do the rest.

TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank all their sponsors for their support during the 2014 season, including KT Gas & Convenience, Aces Bar & Grill, Hank's Place, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Transport Sales & Service, Booster Juice, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, Hauser's Pharmacy www.HausersPharmacy.com, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan's Farm Supply, Sundrim Golf, Fine Lines Signs, DSE Performance, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Digital Detail, The Audible Difference, 5 Star Fitness & Nutrition, GF1 Chassis, Wings Unlimited, Wix Filters, NecksGen, and Ti22 Performance.

 

 

SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM COMBAT

DRASTICALLY CHANGING TRACK CONDITIONS AT FULTON SPEEDWAY

FULTON, N.Y. (July 23, 2014) – Rain showers passed over Fulton Speedway this afternoon, but with the concerted efforts of race personnel, the track was worked in and groomed for a big night of racing on the last night of World of Outlaws stateside racing before heading to Canada.

In preliminary action, a faulty electronic timing and scoring system discovered during qualifying, sent the World of Outlaws to a back-up system. After half the field had qualified, the new system required that all qualifying begin again. Joey Saldana, 14th out of 18 cars in the order to take time trials, drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 9 qualifying position with 14.124-second lap.

The front row of the third heat consisted of polesitter Jessica Zemken with Saldana on the outside pole. When the green waved, Zemken surged to the lead followed closely by Saldana. Zemken ran the low side of the track while Saldana worked to try to pass her running the cushion. Though the cushion was the fast way around the track in heat two, the ever-changing track conditions favored the low road. Saldana was the only driver able to challenge Zemken but was unable to make the steal. Zemken crossed the finish line first followed by Saldana. The Brownsburg Bullet’s second place finish would secure the Motter team a position in the A-Main.

Saldana rolled off 11th in the 25-lap feature. When the field was unleashed, polesitter Daryn Pittman took the lead. The track and the pace of the race changed quickly and drastically throughout the event. Cody Darrah, David Gravel, Donny Schatz and Jessica Zemken jockeyed for position throughout the event. Pittman led the event from wire to wire and in a post-race interview said it was the most uncomfortable he had been on a track and that he had a difficult time trying to find good footing. He said the checkered flag couldn’t come soon enough.

Donny Schatz finished second and Jessica Zemken rounded out the podium.

Saldana finished 17th.

Next up on the Outlaws schedule is Autodrome Drummond in Quebec, Canada Saturday, July 26.

 

 

RYAN LITT RACING PR: SILVER CROWN DEBUT

July 22, 2014 - London, Ontario - Ryan Litt is excited to make his debut in the USAC Silver Crown series at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on Thursday, July 24. Ryan will drive a Team 6R Racing machine with Toyota Power in the "J.D. Byrider 100", an event which is part of a big week of racing around Indianapolis.

"I'm very excited to try out a USAC Silver Crown car," says Ryan. "I used to watch them on ESPN growing up, and it was always a dream of mine to race one at IRP. Hopefully I can get comfortable in the test session, and be running good lap times for the race on Thursday. I enjoy longer races, so it should be fun." Ryan and his team have been running a lot of events on the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Car series schedule this season, and Ryan is currently 5th in the championship points standings. They have also competed in several Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints series events this year, including a feature win at Toledo Speedway on June 13.

"Our season in the Sprint Car has been up and down," says Ryan. "Taking last year off, and trying to figure out a new chassis has put us behind at times. The competition is so tough with Must See that you can be off just a bit, and it will really affect your results. These cars are going 120% every lap now with the new engine and tire packages we've got. You really have to have a good car to make lots of passes. The Toledo win was definitely a highlight, not only of the year, but one of the better ones of my career. It's one of those flat-out tracks that the fans love, and one that drivers really try hard to win at."

On top of the Silver Crown and Sprint Car events, Ryan and the team also have some Supermodified aspirations. The original plan called for them to compete in the Hy-Miler Nationals at Sandusky Speedway in Ohio this Friday and Saturday, after Thursday night's Silver Crown race. Instead, they'll go to Kalamazoo Speedway on Saturday, July 26 to race in a Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Car series event.

"The Supermodified plans are up in the air, as we blew up the motor while testing at Delaware," says Ryan. "I was really pumped to run some marquee events with it, like the Hy-Miler Nationals, along with Delaware, and the Oswego Classic. Hopefully we can find a motor, or find a ride in the next few weeks."

RIDE WITH RYAN Make sure to check out Ryan’s HD in-car camera footage. Just go to Ryan’s official YouTube profile at www.youtube.com/user/RyanLittRacing to watch the videos…and crank up the volume!

BE AN INSIDER Do you want to be an insider and have Ryan Litt Racing news delivered straight to your e-mail? Got a question for Ryan? Just send an e-mail to ryanlittmedia@hotmail.com and we’ll do the rest!

LITT’S LINKS Make sure to join the official Ryan Litt Racing pages if you’re a Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube user - www.facebook.com/RyanLittRacing, www.twitter.com/ryanlittracing, and www.youtube.com/user/RyanLittRacing. For more information on Ryan and his team, including schedules, news releases, photos, videos, merchandise, and contact information, please visit Ryan’s official website powered by Linton Media at www.RyanLitt.com

SPONSOR SUPPORT Ryan and the team would like to thank all their sponsors for their support during the 2014 season, including BS&B Radiator, Linton Media, Linde Gases, Xtreme Metal Worx, Leaf Racewear, Permatex, Pro Shocks, and Shell Shock Designs.

 

 

WINS CONTINUE TO ROLL IN FOR J&J DRIVERS

McKENZIE, TN - Several J&J Auto Racing teams found victory lane in Sprint car action all across the country over the last week. Donny Schatz, Terry Gray, Tony Stewart, Lee Grosz, Matt Moro, Jared Zimbardi, Jordan Ryan and Tony Grams all picked up Sprint car wins recently driving J&J Sprint cars.

DONNY SCHATZ

Donny Schatz won his fifth Don Martin Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania last Tuesday. Schatz wheeled the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J to victory in the first 30-lap A-Feature. It was his ninth WoO A-Feature triumph of the season and 155th of his career.

"The STP car was awesome tonight," said Schatz, who continues to lead the WoO championship standings. "The guys have been working hard and we are trying to get better and better every night."

Schatz raced from 17th to seventh in the second 30-lap A-Feature and earned the overall title for the event.

TERRY GRAY

Terry Gray led a J&J podium sweep last Thursday night in the USCS Sprint Car Series event at Lavonia (Georgia) Speedway. Gray wheeled his No. 10 J&J from the outside of the front row and into the lead at the start and led every lap to score his second USCS win of 2014.

“It feels really good to get back here (to Victory Lane) tonight,” said Gray following the win. “I got a little nervous when I couldn’t get by the slower traffic ahead of me there late in the race, and I knew (teammate) Morgan (Turpen) was coming behind me, but I figured if I couldn’t get by them that no one was going to have the steam to pass me. Morgan ran a great race though, and this is a great night for our team.” Turpen raced the No. 10m J&J to a second-place finish and was followed by Eric Riggins, Jr. (No. 47 J&J). TONY STEWART

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart returned to Sprint car action for the first time in almost a year last Friday night and Smoke came out victorious. He race the Rush Trucking Centers backed No. 14 TSR J&J to victory in the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP event at the Tri-City Motor Speedway. He started fifth in the main event and took over the top spot from Dustin Daggett to score his second career SOD feature win and first since 2012.

“It’s been eleven and a half months since I’ve been (in a sprint car), and I really missed it,” said Stewart following the win.

LEE GROSZ

Lee Grosz earned a hard fought victory Friday night at Fairmont (Minn.) Raceway. He raced the No. 4J J&J to victory fending off several challenges from Brian Brown. He started the night by winning the opening heat and then drew the pole for the JSTS/Minnesota Mafia Speedweek event. Grosz led every lap and earned his fourth victory of the season.

MATT MORO

Matt Moro drove Mike VanderEcken's J&J to victory Friday night at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The win was his fourth of the season and he leads the championship standings with only four races remaining in 2014.

JARED ZIMBARDI

The 2014 season has been a memorable one for Jared Zimbardi. The driver of the No. 35 J&J captured his first ever 410 sprint win earlier in the season at Lernerville Speedway and Friday night he notched his first ever Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint 25-lap A-Main victory.

Zimbardi took the lead to start the E&V Energy Tour of the States feature and led the entire distance pocketing $1,500 for the win at the Yates County Speedway.

“It’s just been a long time, we started with the Empire Super Sprints in 1997 then our paths kind of split,” commented Zimbardi. “It’s just nice to get an ESS win under our belt. It’s pretty cool, I’m very happy.” JORDAN RYAN

Jordan Ryan took the lead with six laps remaining Saturday night at Fremont Speedway in the Federal Credit Union 305 main event. Once in front, he pulled away in his No. 5 J&J backed by Griff’s Engines/Village Pizza House/Walton’s Cutting Crew/Frosty Frog/J&J Automotive/Big D Landscaping. The victory was his fifth of the season.

TONY GRAMS

Tony Grams won Saturday's Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Car Series main event in his No. 22 J&J at Sumpter (S.C.) Speedway.

 

 

Hagar Headed to Knoxville Raceway This Weekend for Test Before 360 Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (July 23, 2014) - Derek Hagar is excited to make his season debut at Knoxville Raceway this weekend.

Hagar is set to tackle the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday for a 360ci event prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals the following week. It will mark his first trip to the track since 2013.

"We're breaking out a new car to make everything look good," he said. "We're coming out with our guns loaded."

Hagar, who has earned 11 feature victories this season, is seeking his first career triumph at Knoxville Raceway.

"I feel like we have a pretty solid baseline," he said. "We need to make a couple of extra laps to see. If anything is going to happen I'd rather it happen on the test night rather than on a qualifying night for the 360 Knoxville Nationals."

Hagar said his objective for this Saturday's race is to be consistent and to learn what he can before the Nationals.

"I want to just go out there, be strong and click off some good laps," he said.

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 11 wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - R.E. Enterprises

Based in Memphis, Tenn., R.E. Enterprises is a one-stop solution for sprint car parts and racing supplies, racing and performance shock services, chassis repairs and fabrication, and custom welding or machining needs. For more information, visit http://www.RacingEclipse.com.

"R.E. Enterprises has pretty much everything a team needs," Hagar said. "Not only do they help me out, but I work there doing shocks. That has been a huge advantage to me. I encourage everyone to check out R.E. Enterprises and the website."

Hagar would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, DynoTech Performance, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: MCDONALD'S PRESENTS AUTOGRAPH NIGHT & CHRISTMAS IN JULY THIS FRIDAY, JULY 25

Ohsweken, Ontario - July 23, 2014 - Ohsweken Speedway's 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 25, when McDonald's Restaurants of Brantford & Paris present Autograph Night and Christmas in July, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Donate a toy to the Christmas in July toy drive to receive half price admission!

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS Mitch Brown moved back into 2nd place in the 360 Sprint Car championship points standings with an emotional win in honour of his grandfather last Friday. He's now 26 points behind leader Glenn Styres, while defending champ Jim Huppunen is just 1 point behind Brown. Kyle Patrick is 4th, while Chris Steele, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Dave Dykstra, Keith Dempster, and Jamie Turner hold top 10 spots. Cory Turner is 12th, and leads the Rookie of the Year standings.

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Ryan Hunsinger continues to lead the Crate Sprint Car standings, but Aaron Turkey inched closer to Hunsinger with his 4th win of the season last Friday. Turkey now is 22 points behind Hunsinger, with Jake Brown, Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, Paul Lang, Mark Czuba, Brad Herron, Tyler Hendricks, and Robbie General holding top 10 spots.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS Lee Winger took the win and $1,800 prize from last Friday's Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for the Thunder Stocks, but didn't get much ground in the championship standings, as Wyatt Van Wart finished 2nd. Van Wart holds a 42 point lead over Winger heading into this week's race, while Dave Silverthorn, Jr., Chris Dickie, Bill Bleich, Jr., Jim Lampman, Dave Bailey, Rookie of the Year leader Chase Hess, Ryan Dinning, and Karl Sault hold spots in the top 10.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Mini Stock championship points leader Tyler Lafantaisie finished 11th last Friday - his first finish outside the top 4 all season. Lafantaisie saw his lead over Rookie of the Year leader Mark Bazuin shrink to 49 points as a result, while Team 66 (Brandon and Jon Janssens), Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), Robin Elliott, Lucas Lubin, Team 55 (Rob and Kevin Slater), Matt Nuell, and Kathi Dickie round out the top 10.

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Dusty DeBoer scored his second win of the season last Friday, and opened his lead over Joe DeBoer in the Bomber championship points standings to 37 as a result. Ashton Reekie has the 3rd spot, followed by Gillian Hils, Max Chechalk, Paul Longboat, Clinton Nicholls, Gerald Burnham, Tim Nuell, and Dakota Potts.

NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS "RACE FOR THE CURE" MONDAY, JULY 28 Grand River Power Sports, 21st Century Signs, Brant News, and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation have partnered with Ohsweken Speedway to make the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals a "Race For The Cure" event in support of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation. Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks are all part of the show. Drivers and teams are collecting pledges for this special event, with prizes from Twenty First Century Signs for those who collect the most. The 1st place driver will be awarded $300, while 2nd place will receive $200, and 3rd place will receive $100. Support a great cause, and you could put some extra cash in your favourite driver's pocket too! Contact Ohsweken Speedway Marketing & Promotions Manager Robin Cook by phone at 519 770-7606, or by e-mail at robin@ohswekenspeedway for more information.

SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN TUESDAY, JULY 29 Don't miss the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series' only visit to Ohsweken Speedway this season! Arrow Express returns as presenting sponsor of the Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers on Tuesday, July 29. This year's Six Nations Showdown takes on added significance, as part of the "Salute to the King" farewell tour for 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser. The Bloomington, Indiana driver is stepping away from racing full time with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series at the conclusion of the 2014 season. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com for more information.

STAY WITH US Reserved campsites are available for all special events at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

GRAND RIVER POW WOW SHUTTLE Staying at the track this weekend in anticipation of next week's major events? Why not check out some of Six Nations' true culture by visiting the 35th annual Grand River "Champion of Champions" Pow Wow on Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27! A shuttle service will be available from the speedway on both Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle will take you to and from the Pow Wow at a cost of only $2.00.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Advance tickets for regular Friday night events at Ohsweken are also available - Beat the line on race night! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS About McDonald's Restaurants of Brantford & Paris: McDonald's restaurants have served the world some of its favourite food since 1955. McDonald's is more than just your local restaurant. They're hardworking small businessmen and women, students working part-time, seniors getting the most out of life, and volunteers lending time to make a difference in the communities they live and work in. McDonald's locations in Brantford include 73 King George Road, 27 Stanley Street, 300 King George Road, and 299 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, while they're also in Paris at 307 Grand River Street North. Grab a bite to eat on the way to the races, or visit the drive-thru on your way home. Visit www.McDonalds.ca for more information.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak's support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used - whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland's GMC: Strickland's is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken's Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. Strickland's is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same - they have always run their company based on the old proverb "Treat others the way you wish to be treated". Strickland's is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland's GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland's GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it's located - from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW's friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle's service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale's Auto Aftermarket: Gale's Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale's Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN Ohsweken Speedway's 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 25, when McDonald's Restaurants of Brantford & Paris present Autograph Night and Christmas in July, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 25! Donate a toy to the Christmas in July toy drive to receive half price admission! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken's weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland's GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Hanks Powers to Pair of Seventh-Place Finishes in Oklahoma

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (July 23, 2014) - Brandon Hanks earned his best-career finish at two tracks in Oklahoma last weekend with a pair of seventh-place results.

Hanks kicked off the ASCS Sooner Region doubleheader on Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, where he finished in the same position that he started - third. That lined him up 11th for the main event.

"We were good, but it was really hard to pass," he said. "It was around the bottom and rough. I'm glad we survived the race. It stayed hooked up all night long. When the ASCS National Tour was there for the Speedweek deal earlier this season it got more hooked up throughout the night. On Friday night it stayed the same. It never went away. You had to get really, really aggressive to pass somebody or really brave to pass somebody on the outside."

Hanks picked up a handful of positions during the main event to record his 10th top 10 of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lawton Speedway, where Hanks powered from his front row outside starting position to capture his first career heat race win at the track.

That earned him a trip into the feature redraw where he pulled the second-highest number - seven - in the random draw to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We had the car a little too free," he said. "I struggled trying to pass people. The track was pretty slick as it was and there was a little moisture on the bottom. We were all fighting for it in turn one. We were holding our own trying to stay in the same spot. I think we finished where we needed to."

Hanks maintained a top 10 throughout the feature before ending in seventh place for the second straight night.

"I'm pleased with the weekend," he said. "Finishing in the top 10 is an accomplishment."

Hanks is set to make his season debut at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday. It will be his third career trip to the famed half-mile oval.

"I feel like I'm more prepared this year than I was last year," he said. "I feel like I'm going back with a better setup and I'm going back as a whole better driver."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (11).

July 19 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 11 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

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"I want to thank Hinchman Racewear for keeping me safe whenever something goes wrong," Hanks said. "The quality of their products is second to none."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, RE Enterprises and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

STARS MIDGETS TO RACE IN MEMORY OF MIDGET CHAMPION BOB TATTERSALL

By: Rich Murray

July 23, 2014 (MORRIS, IL) - It’s been three weeks since the most recent D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget event. During that brief summer break, some of the drivers relaxed; some went on vacation; some raced in other series; one driver prepped for the birth of his first child; and one driver even got married. After the extensive amount of time off, the STARS Midgets return to competition under the lights at the 1/3 mile Grundy County Speedway on Saturday night, July 26th for the “Bob Tattersall Challenge.” Drivers such as Rockford, Illinois’ Tyler Baran are chomping at the bit to get back into action. “I've been itching to get back in (the car) for awhile,” Baran said. “Hopefully there isn't any rust. If there is, then I guess that's what hot laps will be for.” It’s not as if Tyler, along with his brother Nick, weren’t keeping themselves occupied during their month away from the track. After encountering a blown engine and a broken driveshaft in each of the BBOYZ Racing Team’s cars during the last STARS race they ran, the brothers spent several long nights in the shop putting their cars back together. Though the disappointment of the team’s troubles had hit them hard, happier times were on the horizon when the calendar flipped over to July. Just a few weeks ago, Tyler married his girlfriend, Gabriella. This week, Nick and his wife, Brittany, are expecting the birth of their first child, Luke. “Besides the wedding and the repairs to both of the cars, we have really enjoyed having a few weeks off to just get caught up with everything,” Tyler said. Saturday night’s event honors the memory of the late, great Bob Tattersall. The Pennsylvania-born driver, who made his mark in racing while residing and racing out of Streator, Illinois, was a two-time UARA Midget champion in 1956 and 1959 as well as the USAC National Midget Champion in 1969 for car owner Jack Stroud. Tattersall even tried his hand behind the wheel of a car on the USAC Championship Car trail. Between 1965 and 1967, Tattersall made six starts on the one mile dirt tracks in Sacramento, California; Springfield, Illinois; DuQuoin, Illinois; and Indianapolis, Indiana. In his final start in a champ car in April of 1967 on the one-mile paved oval in Trenton, New Jersey, Tattersall earned his first top-10 finish driving the Vargo Excavating Meskowski/Offenhauser #52. With all the accolades Tattersall earned in the United States, including his induction into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame, perhaps he made an even bigger impact on the racing scene in the land down under. The north central Illinois racer was one of the few American drivers of his era to compete regularly during the Australia and New Zealand midget (Speedcar) racing seasons. In the 13 winter seasons he spent racing in the Southern Hemisphere, Tattersall became a fixture in victory lane, winning more than half of the races he entered! Tyler Trainor, who hails from Tattersall’s hometown of Streator, Illinois, has finished in the top five in all three of the “Tattersall Challenge” events that he has competed in during his career. He has also been knocking on the door of capturing his first career STARS National Midget victory this season with a 2nd place and a 4th place finish in his last two feature races at Grundy County. The “Tattersall Challenge” is a race that has been circled on Trainor’s calendar since the day the STARS schedule was released. Hoisting the first place trophy in victory lane in this particular race would not only mean a lot to his team, but also to himself on a personal level. “Winning the ‘Tattersall Challenge” would be an honor because Bob (Tattersall) is one of my racing heroes,” Trainor said. “Bob and I both come from Streator and knowing how much influence he had on midget racing and the fans, it would be awesome to bring a trophy back to Streator.” Three-time STARS National Midget champion and Joliet, Illinois native Jimmy Anderson has won the last two “Tattersall Challenge” events in 2012 and 2013 at Grundy County Speedway while Franklin, Indiana’s Travis Young earned the first STARS-sanctioned “Tattersall Challenge” back in 2011. In the most recent STARS National Midget race, Danville, Indiana’s Kyle Hamilton made an inside pass on Mario Clouser for the lead in turn four on lap 11 and was able to pace the field for the remaining 40 laps to take the victory in the “Freedom 50.” It was Hamilton’s first win in the series on the season and second career “Freedom 50” win. After his third place finish in the “Freedom 50” on July 5th while driving the backup car of fellow competitor Ryan Probst, Avon, Indiana’s Austin Prock was able to extend his lead in the STARS National Midget point standings to an 87-point advantage over Brad Greenup. Trainor, Billy Hulbert, and Probst stand third through fifth, respectively. Mario Clouser, Anderson, Kyle Kettmann, Young, and Hamilton round out the top-10. Along with the STARS National Midgets, the “Tattersall Challenge” features the return of the Illini Racing Series, which is making its first visit since the first week of June. Also on the card for the night are the CSR Super Cups, INEX Legends, and Classic Modifieds. Adult tickets are just $12. Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Grandstands open up at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Grundy County Speedway is located one mile north of I-80 on Route 47 in Morris, Illinois.

 

 

Tracy Hines Goes for First Silver Crown Win of 2014 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—July 23, 2014— Tracy Hines has finished fourth this season with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. He also has finished third. And, twice, he has come home in the runner-up position with the series, leaving just one more spot to gain as he chases his first Silver Crown win of the season. He’ll have another opportunity this week at one of his favorite tracks, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Hines will hit the track in the No. 16 Hughs Brothers/Midwest Sheet Metal Beast for the J.D. Byrider 100 with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series on Thursday, July 24. Practice will precede qualifying, which will set the starting grid for the 100-lap event at the 0.686-mile paved oval, located just outside of Indianapolis in Clermont, Indiana.

“We have been pretty close to winning a couple of Silver Crown races this year,” said Hines. “We always run well at Raceway Park [Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis]. This is the last pavement Silver Crown race of the year, so that gives us even more motivation to pick up a win, which always helps in the points race as well. A lot can happen in 100 laps, so you have to take care of your tires and be there at the end.”

The native of New Castle, Indiana has raced twice at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis this season. He was victorious with the Honda USAC National Midget Series in the Night Before the 500 on May 24. A week prior, he crossed the line fourth with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series.

In his career at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Hines is the winningest driver in USAC National competition, with 14 wins, though he is still chasing his first Silver Crown triumph at the historic track. He won with both the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and Honda USAC National Midget Series at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Hines enters the J.D. Byrider 100 tied for the points lead of the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series with Kody Swanson. The 2000 series champion has finished fourth or better in all four races this season. He opened the 2014 Silver Crown campaign with a runner-up finish at the Terre Haute Action Track in his home state of Indiana. He followed that up with a fourth-place finish in the Hall of Fame Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, a third-place showing on the dirt at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and a runner-up performance at Gateway Motorsports Park on the pavement.

Hines most recently competed in Indiana Sprint Week for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. His best finish of the six-race mini-series was a fourth-place effort at Gas City I-69 Speedway aboard the Carolina Nut Company DRC. Hines is currently sixth in points with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

“We didn't quite have the Sprint Week we were hoping for, but we'll put that behind us and focus on the Kokomo Smackdown next month,” Hines said. “We have a bit of a break in the schedule now, and after all of the races we've had the last weeks on the sprint car side, that gives us a chance to regroup and get everything ready for the rest of the season and the bigger races that are coming up in the fall.”

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Dills Leads First 19 Laps Before Recording First Career Podium Result

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 23, 2014) - Patrick Dills nearly captured his first career victory last Saturday.

Dills led the first 19 laps at Cottage Grove Speedway before finishing second in the Northwest Extreme Sprints main event, which marked his first career podium result.

"I carried a lot of confidence over from the ASCS race (a couple of weeks ago)," he said. "I think my confidence helped me out quite a bit. Second place is fine and I lost to a veteran."

Dills kicked off the night by qualifying fourth quickest, which lined him up on the pole of the dash. He stayed within striking distance before finishing second in the dash to Danny Horner.

Dills then maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in his heat race and when the feature inversion was revealed, Dills was on the pole for the 25-lap main event.

"Before the main event we changed a little bit on the setup," he said. "It was the easiest the car has handled. Everything has started to slow down. I'm in control of the car now."

Dills took the lead on the start and set sail.

"Right around Lap 15 I was going down the backstretch and I could see Danny going down the frontstretch," he said. "I wasn't expecting to have that big of a lead. I was hitting my marks."

Then lapped traffic came into play in the closing laps.

"I got by the first one and a yellow came out," he said. "They put that lapped car between me and second place to the back for some reason."

Horner took advantage of the restart as he powered into the lead. Dills remained close for the final laps before ending as the runner up.

Dills will return to competition this Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 19 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 4; Dash: 2 (1); Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keith Whitaker Trucking

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"Keith Whitaker Trucking recently came on board and I'm really excited to have him as part of our team," Dills said.

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, BC Motorsports, All Seasons Equipment, Weeman's Small Engine Repair, Steel House, Bonnichsen Repair, Rocket Designs and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Tankersley Ready for Month Off Following ASCS Gulf South Rainouts

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 23, 2014) - Channin Tankersley has a month off after last weekend's ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader was washed out.

"It rained all weekend," he said. "We got about 10 inches of rain in a day and a half. It was flooding in some places down here."

Tankersley has the next three weekends off before the next ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader, which is Aug. 15 at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Aug. 16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"I have mixed emotions about having a month off," he said. "I want to race, but on the other side you don't have to worry about crashing and losing points."

Tankersley holds a 76-point advantage in the championship standings and after last weekend's events succumbed to weather, he only has five races remaining in the ASCS Gulf South Region schedule.

"I'm not going to say the focus changes a whole lot," he said. "The biggest part about it is having a month off doesn't help your seat time situation, but it does give you a break and a chance to catch up, get some rest and be fresh. As far as focus changing, we set out to do the same thing week in and week out. Our goal is to finish good, not tear anything up and win as much as we can."

Tankersley noted he will likely relax during the break before things pick up in the final couple months of the season.

"I'm probably going to have a little relaxation time," he said. "I'll probably work out a little more since I have more free time. I'm going to enjoy the little time I have off."

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 15 at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Aug. 16 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChanninTankersley?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

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"If I crash or if I need something cut, they can pretty much do anything," Tankersley said. "Miller's Machine & Welding is a great fabrication shop and I'm grateful for their help."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Accu-Fab, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Day Motorsports and Watercraft Plus, LLC for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

37th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

“ Trio holds high hopes for Belleville” ”Midgets, Silver Crown Sprint Cars highlight July 31-Aug 2 events “

Belleville, Kan., July 23--- Drivers Zach Daum, Chris Windom and New Zealand’s Michael Pickens hope to improve upon their past performances in the upcoming The 37th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on July 31-Aug. 2 at the Belleville High Banks. Thursday July 31 will see the USAC Honda National Midget Dirt Series run qualifications, preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race. The USAC Silver Crown Series will hold a practice session during the evening, in preparation for Friday Nights events. "The Hustle on the High Banks" on Friday Night Aug. 1, will feature a 50-lap feature for the USAC Silver Crown Cars. The JayHusker Mini Sprint Series will compete on the track’s infield quarter-mile track. Saturday Aug. 2 will feature dashes, and last chance races setting the field for the 40-lap midget feature. A check of $10,000 awaits the winner. The United Rebel Sprint Car Series again returns for the 3rd annual 305 Sprint Nationals. Daum’s impressive resume already includes victories in two of midget racings “crown jewel events” The Hut Hundred (2011) and The Pepsi Midget Nationals (2013). Daum who also currently leads the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget series points, hopes to improve upon his career best fifth place finish in the 2012 Belleville Nationals. Daum also will compete in the Friday’s Silver Crown event. Windom and Pickens will be teammates piloting the familiar black and gold colored No. 3’s for RFMS Racing. Pickens has been stateside since April running various midget and sprint car events nationwide. Pickens last appearance on the High Banks was in 2007, when he placed seventh. Windom is currently sixth in USAC National Midget points, and fourth in Silver Crown points. Windom will again drive for RW/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports in Friday’s Silver Crown race. General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved seating tickets are available for the event. General admission available only if the event is not sold out, and available only on the day of the race at the track ticket office. Special children ticket pricing is being offered this year. Tickets can be ordered by going to the tracks website, or logging onto The TicketForce website (direct link to Belleville events) : http:// http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1271

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Podium Finish at Knoxville/Canada Trip!

(Bill W) July 23, 2014 – A welcome podium finish came at the Knoxville Raceway in 410 action Saturday for the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team. It came at a good time, as it will be their last prep for the Nationals. This week finds them “North of the Border” in Canada for four events, two of which will be World of Outlaws shows.

Last Wednesday the JSTS Speedweek opener saw the team at Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa. Wayne would come from the back of his heat to run third. He led much of the feature. “I really felt we had the car the win,” he says. “I think we led eleven laps. We had a red, and then we broke a lower shaft in the rear-end. By then though, (Brian) Brown and Cole Wood had passed me, so I was already in trouble. But they were both on ‘D’ tires, and I was on the ‘H’. I’m not switching from it. I’m sticking with them, because I need to figure them out and we’ll all be on them soon.”

The Knoxville, Iowa driver towed to Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa on Thursday. After winning his heat, he lined up fifth for the feature. “We weren’t that good at Rock Rapids,” says Wayne. “We were a fifth place car there for sure.”

On Friday at Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota, he would run second in his heat and line up sixth in the feature. “I felt really good at Fairmont,” says Wayne. “We were really good in the heat. We didn’t tighten up that much for the feature, but the little bit we did made us horrible (finishing 14th). It laid rubber, but that isn’t what messed us up. We just didn’t have the car set up.”

On Saturday, the team pulled double duty in the 360 and 410 classes at Knoxville. In the 360 class, Wayne would win his heat, but pull off in the feature. “I think we tried to do a little too much with two cars,” he says. “We did alright with the 410. I think we qualified 11th quick, and we were able to get out of the heat.”

The invert for the feature saw Wayne start on the pole of the 410 event. “I just didn’t find the racetrack quick enough,” he says. “In the 360 race, it seemed like the bottom was the place to be. I just stuck with it a little too long. We finally had a racecar that I could drive though. Lately, it’s felt like I’ve been on a County Fair ride…along for the ride.”

Wayne would come home third in the stoutest field assembled yet this year at Knoxville. “Clean air makes a big difference,” he says. “I feel a little bad for my guys. We finally get to start on the front row, and we can’t get the win. That’s kind of how our year’s been, but we were right there and finished third in a tough field of 410’s.”

Three of the team’s four races this week will be at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario. The other will be Sunday’s visit by the WoO to Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario. “We’ll be racing Friday night with the 360 at Ohsweken,” says Wayne. “We’ll race Sunday at Cornwall with the Outlaws, then it’s back to Ohsweken for their big 360 show Monday night, followed by the Outlaws on Tuesday.”

Take Advantage of Wayne’s Deals on Apparel!

New Wayne Johnson Racing #77x t-shirts and sweatshirts are in! With any purchase of this year’s apparel, you can get a free t-shirt from 2013 while sizes and supplies last!

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

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Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne 's Fast Facts

Wayne picked up a 360 win at Ohsweken Speedway last September. The win came ahead of Mitch Brown, Dain Naida, Kyle Patrick and Shane Ross.

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Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Vern Rengen, Miles with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors Bill with The Oil Medics, Byron with Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Jeff with 517 Design, Shawna and Kaleb with Triple X Race Components, Bob with Rod End Supply, Dave with Astro Titanium, Mark and Doug with Schoenfeld Headers, Desiree at Simpson, Jeannie at Butlerbuilt, Tom at Xtreme Accu-Tach, Carl with Kustom Sprint Car, Brad with Momentum, Charlie with Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Tim with Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Harli White Makes First Knoxville Feature

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending her Saturday night making her debut at the Knoxville Raceway in preparations for the upcoming 360 Nationals, Harli White and her Harli White Racing team were able to make the feature event, and get some valuable seat time.

“It didn’t go how we had hoped, but we were able to get a lot of laps there, and get some good notes for the Nationals,” White said.

On a lightening fast race track, White was a tick too tight in time trials as he ended up 25th fastest against the 34 cars checked into the pit area.

Starting seventh in her heat race, White experienced power steering issues a few laps into the race, and was unable to get moving forward, as her seventh place finish put her in the third row of the night’s B Main event.

Getting into the fourth and final transfer spot when the green flag waived on the B Main, White was able to hold the spot, and make her first feature event, in her first start at the ‘Mecca of Mud’.

Lining up 20th in the A Main, White again had her hands full with a tight racecar, but she didn’t give up, as she searched around the speedway, taking advantage of more laps under her belt at the speedway, as she ended with a 20th place finish.

“I think we did learn some things from this, and I think it helped us out having to go through the B Main,” White said. “We got the most laps possible under our belts, which was huge for me, and I think we can make some adjustments that will help us out in a couple of weeks.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Lucas Oil, Mesilla Valley Transportation, PXP Racewear, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: White and her team will be at Hutchinson, KS on Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.

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Madsen Wins at Huset’s; Second at Knoxville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen put together quite the weekend at the Knoxville Raceway and the Huset’s Speedway as he beat the All Star’s at Huset’s on Sunday night after finishing second at Knoxville just one night prior.

“It was great to finally get two nights of racing in, and get a night in at Knoxville,” Madsen said. “We had a really good car both nights, and were so close to getting two wins on the weekend.”

At Huset’s on Sunday night, Madsen started his night off by timing the Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply entry in eight fastest putting himself on the front row of his heat race, which he won.

By way of winning his heat, the St. Marys, NSW driver earned a spot in the Dash draw, and as fate would have it, he pulled the number one pill, putting the Royal Flooring/Greenland Homes of Iowa/QTC No. 18 machine on the pole.

Jumping out to an early lead in the dash, Madsen was able to stretch his lead out to nearly a straight away, as he went on to pick up the win, and put his Rider Racing Engines/JRS Excavating/Brown and Miller Racing Solutions machine on the pole for the feature event.

Taking Doug Clark’s green flag on the second attempt at starting the race, Madsen got off to a great start as he had the Big Game Tree Stands duo of Sammy Swindell and Craig Dollansky chasing after him.

Despite a handful of cautions sprinkled through the race, Madsen was strong on all of his restarts and was able to keep Swindell, Dollansky, and a charging Rico Abreu at bay.

After taking the white flag, the yellow flag flew, setting up a green-white-checkered finish, and with the vision of getting passed on the last lap still fresh in his mind, Madsen was masterful during the final sprint to the finish, as he picked up the huge win at the Huset’s Speedway.

“It is great to be back up here celebrating a win,” Madsen said. “Everyone has worked so hard on this team, and Huset’s is a track we have been really good at over the last year.”

On Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, Madsen started his night out by timing in 10th fastest in time trials.

Finishing third in his heat race, Madsen found himself on the front row of the feature event, and promptly jumped into the second spot when the green flag waived, as he battled with Wayne Johnson.

On the fourth lap, Madsen found the opening he was looking for, and took the lead, and began pulling away from the field, until the caution flew on the seventh lap.

Back to work, Madsen continued set the pace as Justin Henderson and Johnson chased after him, and closed up on him as they got into traffic.

Taking the white flag, Madsen was in thick traffic, and as he tried to navigate his way through it, Justin Henderson found the opening he needed, and Madsen crossed the stripe in the second spot.

“Hats off to Justin Henderson and his team,” Madsen said. “When you are in traffic like that, sometimes it is better to be in second place, but we had a great car, and were more than capable of grabbing the win. It was great to be at Knoxville, and great to be so fast here.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-54, Wins-6, Top-5’s- 22, Top 10’s-31

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be in action on Wednesday in Highland, IL, Thursday in Tri City, IL, both with the MOWA, before returning to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night at the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

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URSS Ready for Dodge City And Hugoton This Weekend

After taking a weekend off after the 3 day Wheatshocker Nationals Weekend the United Rebel Sprint Series will be back in action this weekend for two nights this Friday and Saturday.

On Friday night the Rebels will make their 3rd appearance this year at the always immaculate Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City Kansas for First Responders Night at the 3/8 high bank oval. Both previous races have been won by Colorado drivers as Zac Taylor was victorious over a 28 car field on May 10th and then Jake Bubak finally broke a streak of ten different winners in as many events by topping the 29 car field at the URSS portion of the Steve King Memorial with a last corner pass of Ray Seemann for the win.

Action in Dodge City begins at 7:30pm with all First Responders and their families in free.

On Saturday night the Rebels will make their one and only visit this season at the Dirtona Raceway in Hugoton KS. It’s been several years since the URSS has visited the 3/8 mile oval and several SW Kansas teams are anxiously waiting to perform for the first time in several years close to home against the URSS invaders.

Among the local drivers will be Barry Crane, who has run sparingly this year, and is always a threat to win. Liberal drivers KobyWaters and Steven Richardson, both who have wins this season also look to get their second victory this year.

The green flag drops at 7pm Saturday night with admission for adults only $10 and kids 5 and under free.

Colorado’s Jake Bubak leads the Kansas point ranking with a slim 20 point lead over Liberal’s Steven Richardson with Jetmore’s Zach Blurton and Jeremy Huish in third and fourth. Codell, KS’s Jed Werner and Ness City native Luke Cranston are tied for 5th.

For those who cannot attend be sure to tune in to racinboys.com to hear Mike Wilson call all the action live both nights.

 

 

Krimes Scores Two Top-Fives Against WoO; Back to Work July 25th/26th ‘Super 87’ Fifth in Current Central PA Point Standings

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com

Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Denver, PA (July 23rd, 2014) - After scoring two (2) top-five finishes against the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series during their recent three-race central Pennsylvania swing, Alan Krimes will waste no time celebrating and return to competition in the heart of ‘Posse Country’ this Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Krimes, who pilots the Midnite Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprint car week-in and week-out in central Pennsylvania, finds himself well inside the top-five of the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway championship chases, and will continue his trek towards overall championships at both facilities this Friday and Saturday.

Alan Krimes will kick-off his upcoming weekend on Friday evening, July 25th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The world-famous half-mile oval will showcase the ‘410’ sprints on Friday night; complete with a full program of heat races, consolation and main event. Krimes currently sits fourth (4th) in the Williams Grove Speedway ‘410’ track championship standings; trailing current point leader Greg Hodnett by 460 markers.

Krimes will continue his upcoming weekend on Saturday evening, July 26th with a visit to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The two-time Lincoln Speedway winner in 2014 finds himself in sole command of the current ‘410’ track championship standings at the Pigeon Hills oval; on top by 200 points over former multi-time track champion, Brian Montieth. Like Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln will showcase the ‘410’ sprints on Saturday night; complete with a full program of heat races and main event.

During recent sprint car competition, Alan Krimes secured two (2) top-five finishes with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Thursday and Saturday, July 17th & 19th. ‘Super’ Alan Krimes finished third (3rd) against ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ on Thursday evening, July 17th at the Lincoln Speedway; all before repeating similar success on Saturday evening, July 19th with a fifth (5th) place performance at the Williams Grove Speedway. The podium finish on Thursday evening in the Pigeon Hills was a career high for Alan Krimes, as he continues to chase that first-career WoO STP victory.

‘Super’ Alan Krimes will enter the upcoming weekend fifth (5th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL PA SPRINT CAR SERIES Presented by Hoseheads.com point standings with 483 points; on the strength of two (2) Central Pennsylvania victories.

Those seeking additional information regarding Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, please take the time to visit each facility live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com and www.lincolnspeedway.com.

The Midnite Antiques/Conestoga Valley Garage/Wayne Corini/Krimes Racing Engines/VRP Shocks/ ‘Super 87’ team will be a part of all of the action each and every weekend in the heart of ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ territory; chasing track championships at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Fans can keep up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2014 season - right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Or be sure to check out Alan Krimes’ official online home at: www.ak87racing.com.

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Recent Highlights: Finished 3rd (A-Main) during World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition at the Lincoln Speedway (PA) on Thursday, July 17th

2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA))

 

 

MOTORSPORTS 2014 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW WILL BE THREE DAY PARTY WITH EXPANDED SPACE FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

OAKS, PA July 23, 2014 . . . The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Friday, January 23 thru Sunday, January, 25th.

“It seems just like yesterday when we kicked off this show,” said show producer Len Sammons who has confirmed the events traditional date once again at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

“The first Motorsports show took place just up the road in Valley Forge," Sammons recalled. "The 30 years went fast and wow has the show grown. We are planning a big three day celebration, a party for our 2015 event. We are very excited to have Pioneer, Sunoco, Insinger and Miller Beer all return to be part of what we feel will be one of the biggest show we have ever produced.”

All exhibitors from the 2014 edition of the show should have already received the new show brochure which reflects an exciting new floor plan that offers expanded space and a new design that will offer more room for interactive displays. The stage has been moved out of D-Hall into its own room. Other changes have been made to create a more consistent traffic flow throughout the main exhibit area.

The 2014 exhibitors have until July 31, 2014 to reserve the same display space or even increase their space for Motorsports 2015. Space reservations for past exhibitors must include a 25% deposit with the booth order. Past exhibitors that have had their past booth location impacted by the new floor layout or would like to change their display location should be in touch with Tim Hogue as soon as possible so that every effort can be made to accommodate that request.

After August 1st all space not reserved will be open to all.

“We are in the process of putting together some exciting plans for the 30th Anniversary,” said Sammons. “We will be making many announcements regarding plans for the show in the future.”

For those who have not been exhibitors or have missed a year or two the beautiful new show brochure is available along with a show floor plan by contacting Danny Sammons or Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618. They can also be reached at tim@aarn.com or danny@aarn.com.

The very classy Crowne Plaza Valley Forge will serve as the host hotel and will again offer a discounted rate of $89 per night (plus taxes). The hotel is located just 7.5 miles from the Expo Center and is within walking distance of the popular King of Prussia Mall, the nation’s second largest retail complex with over 350 stores and close to 100 restaurants.

Again, for the 30th Anniversary, the Saturday night post show will continue and will be held in one of the large ballrooms at the hotel with music by DJ Sound and Lighting and bar specials from show sponsor Miller Lite.

For information on the show check in at www.aarn.com.

 

 

Tony Stewart Returns to Plymouth Speedway Aug. 16

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is slowly making his comeback into dirt track racing and he’ll be showing his fans that he still has what it takes to win when he comes to Plymouth Speedway for the Bob Newton Classic next month.

Stewart will race his Winged Sprint car on the fastest dirt surface in Northern Indiana on Aug. 16.

Stewart regretfully canceled an appearance at the Playground of Power last year after he was seriously injured in a Winged Sprint car accident on Aug. 5, 2013 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He made a promise to return to give the fans a show and he’s kept that promise.

“I am glad to be able to race in the Bob Newton Classic at Plymouth Speedway,” said Stewart. “The Playground of Power in Plymouth is one of the nicest tracks around and they made it great in just a year-and-a half of being a dirt track. Every time you go there you always see a great show and I promise this will be big!”

The Bob Newton Classic will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 16. The event is sponsored by Sparkman Auto Sales of Warsaw.

In addition to the main feature, the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds, Super Streets and the Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints will also be ready to race that night.

Get ready for a huge night of racing at Plymouth Speedway on Aug. 16. Purchase your tickets and pit passes early by visiting www.plymouthspeedway.net.

About Plymouth Speedway: Plymouth Speedway features a three-eighths (0.375) mile banked dirt oval owned by Ed Kennedy. Four different classes of racing are featured: UMP Modifieds, 600 Open Sprints, Thunder Stocks, and Super Streets. Regular season races are scheduled in the months of April through August on Saturday nights with several special events including Late Models and Sprint Cars. For information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net, follow Plymouth Speedway’s official Facebook page, @PlymouthSpeed on Twitter or email info@plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Double the Fun this Weekend at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (July 22, 2014): Mercer Raceway Park will present another doubleheader of exciting auto racing action this weekend. The fun will start on Saturday evening, July 26, with the Racing for a Cure event benefiting the American Cancer Society. It will continue on Sunday, July 27, with round two of Smackdown!, the annual contest between the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds and the BRP Modified Tour. Each night, gates will open at 4 p.m., practice will commence at 6:30, and racing at 7.

All six divisions will participate in Saturday's program. Thus, the 410 Sprint Cars will top the card, campaigning for Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply. Their racing siblings, the Bonnell's Rod Sop Outlaw Sprint Warriors will also be in action. The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds will tune up for the big event on Sunday, as will the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, and the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. The Mini Stocks will make their lone appearance on behalf of Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. These will be full point events, so the racers will be fighting for every position to improve their title hopes.

One driver whose championship aspirations may have been dashed is Jack Sodeman, Jr. The Sprint Car veteran from North Jackson, OH sustained yet another injury while competing at another area speedway. Under track rules, though, points could still be awarded to his car number if another driver were to sit in for him. So, you will want to be in the house to see if a substitute will fill in.

Eric Williams, currently second in the standings, is in the best position to capitalize on Sodeman's misfortune. Williams comes into this event well rested following his recent marriage and honeymoon. And he has momentum on his side, too, for he won the week before the happy event. Things won't be easy, though, as a host of talented drivers will challenge Williams for the win.

Jimmy Morris will look to build on his successes in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors, as will Kyle Fink in the 358 Modifieds. Similarly, George Englert and Mike McConnell will lead their respective classes, the Modified Lites and Mini Stocks, onto the speedway.

Can anybody stop trusty Rusty Moore? The New Castle Stock Car ace is closing in on his fourth straight points championship. He came from behind to register yet another win two weeks ago. He will start last once again due to his current wining streak.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply for Saturday's program. So, for only $13, adults will be admitted, seniors (60+) for $11, and students (9-15) for $5. Children (8 and under) will be free of charge. The Family Pass will be $28, and that will apply to two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $25.

Sunday night, of course, marks the return of the Big Block Modifieds. Can Lonny Riggs do it again? He defeated the touring series on July 12 with his Mercer-legal 358 Modified. Or, will somebody else step forward to carry the flag for the Mercer faithful? The Big Block stars will try to regain control of the Park. Three dozen of the region's best racers were on hand two weeks ago, and several more are expected this time around.

The Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series will make its debut on Sunday, too. This new venture brings together the best competitors from Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio operating under the more liberal Open Stock rules. Can one of the invaders knock off Rusty Moore?

The Outlaw Sprint Warriors will battle for a winner's share of $1,000, so there may be some unfamiliar faces pitside for Sunday's contest. The Modified Lites will round out the card.

Special event ticket pricing will apply for Sunday's racing. Adult admission will be $15, seniors $13, and students $7. The Family Pass will be $32 that night,and the Pit Pass will be $30.

If you cannot attend this weekend, August 2 will be another Saturday Night Live! event. Plus, there ill be bike races for the children, sponsored by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Approved Toilet Rentals. Then, on August 9, the track will honor one of its favorites, the late Putsy Kekich. This will be the first race held in his honor. You won't want to miss that one.

You can stay on top of the racing action at the Park with your favorite social media. You can also get live feeds from the electronic timing and scoring sent straight to your electronic devices.

Remember, too, that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track's website and following the simple steps.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

Johnson Has Nice Showing During Opening Midwest Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hitting the road for the summer with Harley Van Dyke, Chase Johnson had a nice showing in his first weekend of action highlighted by a sixth place finish at the I-80 Speedway and a pair of 12th place finishes at the Knoxville Raceway, and the Fairmount Raceway.

“Overall it was a good learning experience,” Johnson said. “I think our weekend went well considering it was my first look at all of these tracks.”

Thursday night at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE, Johnson got off to a great start as he charged from his second row starting spot, to grab the heat race win aboard his Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks No. 5H machine, giving him high point honors after heat races were completed.

Pulling the five in the redraw, Johnson lined up in the third row for the 25-lap feature event, and quickly worked his way into the third spot, and began clicking off some late laps, as he chased after the leaders.

Late in the race the caution flew, and on the ensuing restart, Johnson got shuffled back to the seventh spot, but the Penngrove, CA driver would fight back to finish sixth at the stripe.

“I thought I-80 Speedway was a really cool track, and I adapted to it well,” Johnson said. “After being high points guy, I felt good going into the feature event, and we got into third right away. It took me a while to get used to these ASCS tires, and that cost us on a restart, and we ended up finishing in the sixth spot.”

Friday night saw the team make a last minute decision to head to Fairmount, MN and take to the Fairmount Raceway.

Starting and finishing fifth in heat race action, Johnson lined the NAAKE Suspension/Rodgers Racing Engines/FSR Radiators machine up in the sixth row for the 20-lap feature event.

On the opening lap of the race, Johnson made a pair of great corners and got up into the seventh spot, but a little contact saw him come to a stop in the infield, and he was forced to restart from the tail end of the field.

From the rear of the field, Johnson showed he had a very stout car, as he slowly worked his way back up through the field, and ended his night by salvaging a 12th place finish.

“We struggled in the heat, and that hurt us point wise,” Johnson explained. “We made some adjustments, and had a really good start to the feature, but there was some contact that spun us out. We had a great car, and I was able to keep my composure and work back up to a 12th place finish.”

Saturday night Johnson got his first taste of the Knoxville Raceway, as he was set to do battle in weekly competition.

Timing in 12th fastest, Johnson would then start and finish fourth in his heat to transfer into the feature event, where he found himself in the fifth row for the 15-lap affair.

Settling into the 10th spot after he took Justin Clark’s green flag, Johnson focused on making smooth laps on the big half-mile, and getting himself comfortable lap, after lap.

A late restart bunched the field together, and when the green flew again, Jason Johnson and Tony Shilling were able to sneak by, putting Johnson in the 12th spot, where he would go on to finish.

“I was pretty pumped with how we were able to do at the Knoxville Raceway,” Johnson explained. “We were fast right out of the box, and during the feature event, I was able to hang with some very experienced drivers. We lost some spots, but the Knoxville field is really tough, and I was happy with a 12th place finish.”

Closing his weekend out at the Double X Speedway in California, MO on Sunday night, Johnson went from fifth to fourth in heat race action, putting him in the sixth row of the feature event.

Getting into the 10th spot, contact was made to the rear of Johnson’s machine, and the result was a damaged wing tree, and a bent torque tube.

After making a quick trip to the work area, Johnson tried to restart the race, but with the car not right, he elected to pull in, and not finish the race.

“Double X Speedway was very small and tight, and looked like it would put on a great race,” Johnson said. “It ended up not being very racy, and then we got wrecked, and really made it a rough night. I can’t thank Harley and Fez for all of their hard work over the weekend. We race a ton, and they always made sure we had a strong entry.”

The Van Dyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, K&N Products, JRI Shocks, NAAKE Suspension, Rodgers Racing Engines, FSR Radiators, for their support during the year.

Chase Johnson would like to thank Johnny Franklin Mufflers, Newman Freeman Racing, Pit Stop USA, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Shifty Illusions, Don’s Truck Repair, VSR, and IWear for their support through the year.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Johnson and the Van Dyke Motorsports team return to action on Thursday in Dennison, IA.

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Tuesdays with TMAC – Tipton is Track #62 on Win List!

(Bill W) July 22, 2014 – Terry McCarl won at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa on Friday, July 11. The win aboard the Jimmy Davies #99 marked the 62nd track that the Altoona, Iowa driver has won in his career. It was a busy week of racing that will be followed by another. TMAC will return to the #99 for three Illinois Speedweek MOWA events starting tomorrow night, before returning to weekly action Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway and with the All Stars at the Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota on Sunday.

TMAC drew a starting spot outside of row four for his heat at Tipton. “I had never been to Tipton and didn’t know what to expect,” he says of the ¼-mile bullring. “We definitely had a tough heat race, but Jimmy (Davies) and Scott Bonar had the car really nice. We were able to go where we wanted to on the track. I thought we had a shot at second, but we settled for third.”

The heat finish left him one spot short of the Dash, so TMAC would start the feature eighth. “It was a fun racetrack,” he says. “We put our heads together, and kind of relied on each other. When you do well, it’s fun. I think we were up to second in two or three laps. We had an awesome racecar, and I could go anywhere I wanted to go.”

That set him up behind leader Wayne Johnson. “The yellow came out, and Wayne was leading,” says TMAC. “I had watched the B main, and I had seen Dustin Selvage really getting a run on guys on the top of turn four. It was treacherous up there on that lip, but I learned so much watching him. He seemed like he was 50 miles per hour faster than anyone.”

An unfortunate incident occurred on the restart. “Wayne brought the start around the top, and that was good, because that’s where I was running,” says TMAC. “At the last second, he turned from the moisture right before the cone. I knew I had him at that point. I had such a run off the top, and I got into one. He had been running about ¾ of the way up the track, and I had been running the top. I decided I was going to slide him, and he decided he was going to run the bottom. I just flat ran him over.”

TMAC was remorseful. “We are friends, and I definitely didn’t mean to do it, but I ran clear over him,” he says. “I think my wheels about hit his top wing. I can’t believe I didn’t flip. Unfortunately, it hooked his rear bumper and spun him around. In my helmet, I was hoping he would gas it, and keep it going. He wasn’t able to and spun out. I felt horrible about it. I definitely apologized to him. That didn’t make him feel too much better, I’m sure…especially that night.”

TMAC would go on to Victory Lane in his first Tipton appearance. “(Getting into Wayne) was unfortunate, but we had such a great car,” he says. “It’s fun to run that car, and we’re looking forward to running Jimmy’s 410 this week in Illinois.”

On Sunday, July 13, TMAC would time in 5th quick and win his heat at Huset’s. He would start the feature sixth. “We had a really good car,” he says. “We drove to the front and got by some good cars. The car was pretty good, but it was the nineteenth night on that engine. Mark (Dobmeier) just ran us down. He turned his turn signal on, drove by us, and turned it back off. I was way better than everyone else, and he was way better than us that night. It was pretty incredible for us and Rider engines to have nineteen nights on a motor and run that well.”

TMAC drove the Jeremy Scadden #6 360 sprint car during JSTS Speedweek at Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa on Wednesday. He ran fourth in a stout heat. “We started tenth in the feature and moved up to fifth,” he says. “It was kind of a strange racetrack. It was dry, but never took rubber like we thought it might. Guys were actually driving down in the grass.”

Thursday at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, TMAC would finish second in his heat. “We had a really good car at Rock Rapids,” he says. “We started seventh and moved up into third. We just didn’t have anything for those first two guys by the time we got there.”

Saturday’s 410 field at Knoxville was as tough as it gets. Despite being the 35th and last car out to time, TMAC was sixth quick. “We had a new Rider in, and we were happy with that,” he says. “I don’t know that we’ve had a harder heat all year long than that one Saturday. Brian (Brown) was beside us, and (Craig) Dollansky, AJ Moeller, Ian Madsen and Rico (Abreu) were in front of us. We were happy to get fourth there.”

The main event would see him start sixth. “We just missed the setup,” says TMAC. “We were way too tight. I should have known better watching the top five 360 guys running the bottom. It just stayed good down there.”

After battling with Brian Brown and Sammy Swindell much of the way, he checkered eighth. “I actually had my hands cramp up after the feature,” said TMAC. “I was holding on it so tight to try to get it to turn. I’m disappointed in finishing eighth, but it was the best we could do. We need a couple more strong finishes in this point deal, and Justin (Henderson) had a great night. We did our best, and the track fooled us.”

For Sunday’s All Star race at Huset’s, TMAC would again come out last to qualify. “The track fooled us a bit at Huset’s too,” he says. “The track was slick. The straightaways were slick, and it looked like it may lay rubber. We went out dead last, and we were fifth quick. The All Stars have made it so just the top two in the heats make the Dash, so we were stuck in the second row. (Craig) Dollansky and Ian Madsen were on the front row, and Dobmeier was beside us. You have to run the same tire, so if I couldn’t get to second in the first couple of laps, I was going to save the tire. We ran fourth.”

He would post from ninth in the feature. “I know Huset’s pretty well, and it fooled us,” says TMAC. “The track stayed nice and the moisture came back up. It was nicer on the last lap of the feature than it was qualifying. You could run anywhere you wanted to run. We were just a little tight and ran up to fifth. We got a little lucky with the car that got into the fence. We had nowhere to go and we junked our wing. So we were lucky to keep going and hold onto fifth.”

TMAC teams with Jimmy Davies and his #99 for Illinois Speedweek Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Highland, Granite City and Jacksonville. He’ll return in the TMAC Motorsports #24 Saturday at Knoxville, and in Jeremy Scadden’s #6 at Huset’s with the All Stars on Sunday.

To check out opportunities to partner with TMAC Motorsports on a nightly basis, visit www.TerryMcCarl.com or call 515 957-0020!

Front Row Challenge Tickets on Sale!

The 19th Annual Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company will be held Monday, August 4 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Tickets are now on sale! For more information, call Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC at 515 957-0020. For further information, stay tuned to www.OskyChallenges.com !

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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Kaley Gharst – Leading the Minnesota Mafia!

(Bill W) July 22, 2014 – Kaley Gharst and the Sandvig #7 team completed a busy two-week period of races that saw a charge at Park Jefferson Speedway in South Dakota and a second place finish in Jackson, Minnesota. They also picked up four top ten finishes during last week’s JSTS Speedweek and currently lead the Minnesota Mafia point standings. This weekend sees the Decatur, Illinois driver competing at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa Friday and at the Jackson Speedway on Saturday.

The much anticipated Minnesota Mafia vs. ASCS-Midwest event at Park Jefferson on July 11 saw Kaley draw in row three of his heat. “We drew towards the back of the heat, and we had some rain come in right before it,” he says. “It was pretty heavy. I think we started fifth and ran fifth.”

The track has not seen racing in years, but there was plenty of room for Kaley to maneuver from his starting spot outside row seven. “The track was really nice, especially considering they hadn’t run on it in three and a half years or so,” he says. “Gregg Bakker did a good job with the track. There was a nice cushion up top, and a groove around the bottom.”

The charge saw him move up ten spots. “We ran the top most of the race,” says Kaley. “Towards the end, we were running through the middle of three and four there. We were picking them off one or two at a time. We were good on the restarts and got up to fourth at the end.”

At Jackson on July 12, Kaley won his heat after starting fourth. “We had a pretty good heat race there,” he says. “The track was slicked off early in the night, and we were able to get up through there. We got the lead on the second to last lap.”

It looked like Kaley had a win in his pocket after starting third and grabbing the feature lead early. “I think we were able to get the lead in three laps or so,” says Kaley. “I ran the bottom a little too long. Gregg (Bakker) ended up catching us running the top. He snuck around us on the last lap and we ended up running second.”

JSTS Speedweek started last Wednesday at Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa. After going from fifth to third in his heat, Kaley started the feature eighth. “We worked our way up to fifth or sixth, but I caught the infield berm getting into turn one there,” he says. “That let a couple cars get by us. (Dusty) Zomer ended up running around the top pretty well and he got by us. I moved up there and got a couple back. We ended up where we started.”

Thursday at Rock Rapids, Kaley ran fourth in his heat after starting third. “We were a little too loose to stay on the bottom and we lost a spot,” he says. “That put us in the B, and we ended up making it through that.”

Kaley would surge from 18th to 10th in the main event. “We got going on the top pretty well and we were able to get by a handful of cars,” he says. “I think we were up to around tenth and we had a yellow. I decided to pull the wing back and run the middle. It was just a little too tight after that. Luckily, we were able to hold onto tenth and not lose any spots, but I shot myself in the foot a little bit doing that.”

Friday, the action came north to the Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota. “We didn’t do real well in the heat (third),” says Kaley. “We had a good start in the feature though (starting ninth). I think we were up to sixth by turn one. We fell in line and picked off a few cars. We got to fifth and the track started taking rubber. We were able to slip under (Cole) Wood there and move into fourth. After that, we kind of got back in line and finished fourth.”

The Speedweek finale at Jackson on Saturday saw Kaley run fourth in his heat and start inside row five in the main event. “We weren’t quite as good as we wanted to be, but we got up to sixth before the track started taking rubber,” he says. “We were a little too tight in the rubber. We were getting close to the cars in front of us, but we were a little too tight to get by them. We rode around to another sixth place finish.”

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Mark Dobmeier – Seventh Win of the Season Comes at Huset’s!

(Bill W) July 22, 2014 – “Dynamite” Mark Dobmeier claimed with number seven of the 2014 season at the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota July 12. Except for some bad luck, he easily could have picked up two or three more wins in the past couple of weeks. This weekend the Grand Forks, North Dakota driver and the Lunstra/Dobmeier #13 team will tackle their normal triumvirate of races: River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, and the All Star race at Huset’s on Sunday.

Thursday, July 10 found Mark at the Norman County Fair Raceway in Ada, Minnesota. He would win his heat in NOSA competition after starting fourth. “I hadn’t been to Ada for six or seven years,” he says. “We had a really good car there. It was a really good racetrack with a top and a bottom to it.”

The feature went well, and most certainly would have been another win but for some bad luck. “We were lucky enough to have the coin flip go our way, and we started on the front row,” says Mark. “We were able to lead the whole thing until I ran over a piece of debris with about six laps to go. That gave us a flat left rear. I went back out and restarted about fifteenth. We were able to get back up to second in six laps, so we had a really good car.”

The following night at River Cities saw more grief when he was making a pass for the lead in the feature. “We were running second and passing for the lead when a lapped car spun out and we got collected,” says Mark. “It knocked the front wing off and damaged the right front torsion tube. We went to the pit area, fixed it up…bungee-corded the front wing. We were able to make it back up to fourth.”

Finally, on Sunday, July 13 things clicked at Huset’s. After posting quick time and running third in his heat, the invert of ten for the feature saw him start outside of row five. “We started in the same spot we started the Outlaw show,” says Mark. “That seems to be our lucky spot. We were really good. It didn’t take long for us to get by everyone and we pulled away from there. The car couldn’t have been any better.”

Last Friday night at River Cities was a cluster for many sprint car drivers, including Mark. “They decided to prep the racetrack before the features,” he says. “The World of Outlaw Late Models were there, so we went first. They dug the track up and watered it, and threw the green flag for our feature without running it in. There were two rookies starting up front on a greasy racetrack and there was a pileup. We got caught up in an eight car pileup, and we were done. It’s a shame they decided to start the race in those conditions, and we wrecked a racecar due to the officials’ decision.”

More bad luck came at Knoxville on Saturday, with Mark running in the top ten. “We had a decent run in qualifying (12th quick) and we had a good heat (2nd),” he says. “We drove it up to second (in the heat). I think we were hanging in eighth or ninth (in the feature) when we got taken out under caution. One of the drivers had a safety issue and took their hands off the wheel to correct it. They ran over our front end and we were done. It was a tough deal for everyone.”

The All Stars were at Huset’s Sunday. Mark timed in second quick and ran third in his heat. Starting seventh in the feature, he was running in the top five late in the main event before a mechanical gremlin. “The track stayed decent for the feature,” he says. “It was tough to make up any ground. We had a good car, and at one point I passed (Jac) Haud(enschild) and Rico (Abreu for third) and the red came out. They got their spots back, and we couldn’t go anywhere. That’s when the motor laid down. We lost power in it, and I’m smart enough to realize you can save a lot of money by pulling it off right there. That’s what we did.”

The Lunstra/Dobmeier team would like to thank Senske and Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Sioux Falls Ford, Steffe’s Auctioneers, Dammer Trucking, ACME Tool, Strong Box and Tire Boss for all their help!

 

 

Bell Bolsters Schedule after another Strong Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (July 22, 2014) – Just one week ago, Christopher Bell had about come to terms with the likelihood that he would be spectating rather than racing at the upcoming Knoxville Nationals. He also had an off night slated when the USAC Silver Crown series takes to the Belleville High Banks next Friday.

Both of those things have changed just that quickly, as the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, will wheel a Silver Crown car in the midst of the Belleville Midget Nationals before throwing his hat in the ring for Rookie of the Year honors at the 54th Annual Knoxville Nationals on August 6-9.

Bell will pilot Brandon Berryman’s No. 31 All Pro Auto Reconditioning JR1-chassis at the Knoxville Nationals after taking the seat of the RPM/Gormly No. 99 for USAC Silver Crown competition at Belleville.

“It looked like the schedule might kind of lighten up some in August, now all of this has come together,” Bell commented. “I’m excited about it, I have at least 12 races now over the next couple of weeks.”

The busy stretch begins with Bell aboard the Fox Brothers No. 53 for this week’s MOWA Speedweek events in Illinois that get under way Wednesday at Highland Speedway before moving on to Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach on Thursday, Jacksonville Speedway on Friday and then Macon Speedway on Saturday.

From there, it’s on to Kansas Midget aboard the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 67 Midget for USAC Midget action including a Tuesday night (July 29) stop at Beloit’s Solomon Valley Raceway and then the Belleville Midget Nationals on July 31 and August 2.

With the USAC Silver Crown series tackling the High Banks for the second year during Friday of the Midget Nationals weekend, Bell jumps into the RPM/Gormly No. 99 with ace crew chief Rob Hart turning the wrenches.

From Belleville, it’s directly on to Knoxville Raceway for the Sunday, August 3, Capitani Classic aboard Berryman’s No. 31. “Brandon just got a 410 so we’re ready now, it’ll be nice to get some laps in it on the Sunday before the Nationals so I can get adjusted.” Bell will also take in the Monday, August 4, Front Row Challenge event at Oskaloosa’s Southern Iowa Speedway.

With several large events looming in four different cars including USAC Midgets, USAC Midgets, winged 410s and winged 360s, Bell comes off another weekend that included a runner-up finish on Friday at Attica before another run towards the front was cut short at Fremont.

“We just weren’t quite good enough at Attica,” Bell explains. “We had a white and checkered together, I didn’t really have the run I wanted but I tried it, we just came up a little bit short.

One night later at Attica Raceway Park, Bell was on the move once again in the Fox Brothers No. 53. “We got up to third and I darned near turned it over,” Bell explains. “I banged off the cushion, when it came down it broke the bead off the left rear so we were done.”

It was another good weekend of racing to build on. “We were fast both nights, hopefully we can carry that over into the MOWA shows this week.”

2014 Quick Stats: 62 races, 16 wins, 32 top-fives, 40 top-tens.

Next Up:

Wednesday, Highland Speedway (Highland, IL) – Fox 53 Winged Sprint Car

Thursday, Tri-City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, IL) – Fox 53 Winged Sprint Car

Friday, Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL) – Fox 53 Winged Sprint Car

Saturday, Macon Speedway (Macon, IL) – Fox 53 Winged Sprint Car

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Series

Hemby Bridge, NC – Tony Stewart Racing’s #22 winged sprinter driven by Tony Grams would lap all but one driver on his way to a fourth feature victory in his 2014 championship campaign for the Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Car Series. Unfortunately, the one car he wanted to lap the most would be his only challenger Saturday evening at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, SC.

In front of the largest crowd in recent speedway memory, Tony would start on the pole of Heat 1 with sworn enemy, Jacob McLain alongside him to bring the field to the green. A spirited battle would ensue over the initial laps, but Grams would find the quickest way around the 3/8 mile red dirt road and cruise to victory ahead of McLain and the yellow 77 machine of Michael Leraas.

Heat 2 would prove to be more dramatic with bumper to bumper action the entire race. Bill “Always Wanting” Moore would make a jaw dropping pass around the outside of a doughnut spinning Tim Perry coming out of turn four, and would lead the remaining three laps.

After a brief intermission in which the grateful owners of Sumter Speedway in the heart of Low Country, South Carolina would extend appreciation to the standing room only crowd in attendance, it was feature time.

Grams and Moore would bring twelve winged sprint cars to the green, with Tony getting the early advantage going into one. The real battle would take place one position back between Bill Moore and a hard driving Jake McLain. The only caution of the feature would come on lap five for a spinning Sonny Stroud. That would be the only set back Tony Grams would encounter the entire night. When the last green fell, he would set sail into the night and eventually into the flashing lights of victory lane photographers and interviewers.

It was a history making night for Sumter Speedway. Race cars filled every square inch of the infield… Race fans filled every square inch of the grandstands… The infield concession stand roof would prove to be one really, really, really strong roof. Everyone there knows what I’m talking about.

PS… Tony Stewart Racing doesn’t own the 22 of Tony Grams. Stewart bought Grams some tear offs for his helmet a few years ago. As a favor, Grams has run one of his TSR stickers ever since. But hey, if a little race fan thinks that Tony Stewart’s car, who am I to disagree with him!

Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Series Sumter Speedway, Sumter, SC: 1st – Tony Grams; 2nd – Jacob McLain; 3rd – Matt Hope; 4th – Greg Smyre; 5th Bobby Komisarski; 6th – Darren Hasty; 7th – David Thorman; 8th – Mike Leraas; 9th – Tim Perry; 10th – Bill Moore; 11th Sonny Stroud; 12th – Bobby Courtwright.

 

 

Reutzel Rallies to another ASCS Podium Finish!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel finished off the ASCS journey to Montana and South Dakota by rallying from deep in the field to another podium finish Friday night at Rapid City’s Black Hills Speedway.

Reutzel’s charge from 14th to third aboard the Bob and Christie Miller’s Car Parts Machine/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X entry marked his 30th overall top ten of a season that has included six wins and now 21 top-fives.

And before getting to Rapid City on Friday, Reutzel very nearly added win number seven to the ledger in the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine at Wyoming’s Gillette Thunder Speedway on Wednesday night.

“We won the heat and won the dash, then we were checked out in the feature,” Reutzel said of the unsanctioned Gillette Thunder Speedway event. In full command, Reutzel’s run was cut short when a pair of bolts were sheared from the right front combo arm.

While apparent bad luck denied another win, there was a silver lining in this cloud.

“It was lucky it happened there and not at Rapid City,” Reutzel says. “If it would have happened on that big half-mile, it could have been ugly.”

Reutzel’s first visit to Black Hills Speedway on Friday didn’t get off to the best of starts with Reutzel finishing fourth in his heat race after starting third. “We just didn’t have the car right and we really put ourselves behind the eight ball.”

Making the proper adjustments, Reutzel wasted little time racing forward from the 14th starting position in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/BC Fundz/Wright Way Logistics mount.

“We basically stayed out of trouble, just rolled the bottom and let the other guys make mistakes,” Reutzel explains. “We were just in the right place at the right time the whole time, we got up there really quick.”

Very quick indeed, working his way up to third within a half-dozen laps on the dusty half-mile.

“I really thought we had something for them (Brad Loyet and Jason Johnson), I don’t know if they got better as the race went on or if something changed under the red flag,” Reutzel says. “I got by Loyet once but then he got back by, I think I may have showed him the line.”

Reutzel kept pace and settled for a strong third-place finish after starting deep in the pack under treacherous conditions. “It was the dustiest I’ve raced in, you couldn’t see ten feet ahead.”

With a second consecutive third-place finish to go along with an eighth-place run to finish off the three-race set of ASCS National Tour action in Montana and South Dakota, Reutzel still holds down a strong fifth position in National points with at least a couple of more positions within easy striking distance.

“Overall, it went pretty well,” Reutzel said of the trip to the north. “We had some good finishes, car was good, really nothing to complain about at all.”

2014 Quick Stats: 40 races, 6 wins, 21 top-fives, 30 top-tens, 9 heat race wins, 4 “B” Main wins.

Up Next: A Knoxville Raceway outing Saturday is a possibility before next week’s Knoxville 360 Nationals on July 31, August 1 and August 2.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Dover Delivers Fourth Consecutive Victory During Visit to I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 22, 2014) - Jack Dover rocketed to his fourth consecutive victory last Thursday, which established a new career-best winning streak.

After advancing from sixth to fourth place during his Nebraska 360 Sprints heat race at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., Dover started the main event on the outside of the second row. He didn't stay there long.

"Before the feature we didn't really change much," he said. "Just some shocks and put some fuel in it. We put another wing on it to try something different."

He took the top spot early and methodically worked through traffic en route to his 10th triumph of the season.

"We were really good in lapped traffic," he said. "When we got into traffic we pulled away. I'm impressed with (the winning streak) and happy with it. I know I have the equipment to do it. But it's like gambling. You never know who is going to win."

Dover headed to Jackson Speedway on Saturday for a JSTS event in search of his fifth consecutive win.

He advanced from third to second place during his heat race, but found out while he was on the scales that one of his tires wasn't in the rules.

"They didn't say anything about the tires in the drivers meeting," he said. "On our way there we tried looking up the rules and didn't find anything on our cell phones. The guy (at the scales) told me to get the tire off and don't run it again. Then 30 minutes before we were supposed to go out (for the feature) they said we were disqualified. It sucks that they didn't say anything in the pit meeting."

Dover, who was listed on the initial feature lineup to start seventh, was disqualified from his heat race and he was forced to line up last in the B Main. Dover then rallied from sixth to the lead in two laps before winning the consolation race and transferring to the back of the main event, which he started 17th.

"We were picking them off one by one in the feature," he said. "When I got to eighth the top seven guys had pulled away from us. We reeled them back in and as soon as I got behind them that's when the engine vibrated and I shut it down."

Dover pulled off the track with approximately seven laps remaining and he was credited with an 18th-place finish.

The team will compete this Thursday at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, with the Nebraska 360 Sprints before the 58th annual NCRA Hutchinson Grand Nationals at Hutchinson Raceway Park in Hutchinson, Kan., on Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 1 (4).

July 19 - Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: DQ (3); B Main: 1 (6); Feature: 18 (17).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 10 wins, 16 top fives, 19 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, with the Nebraska 360s; Friday and Saturday at Hutchinson Raceway Park in Hutchinson, Kan., for the 58th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals with the NCRA

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"Luke Cochran has become a family friend the last few years and he's been instrumental in keeping our program going," Dover said. "He also has a great company, which we've seen firsthand when Home Pride Companies, Inc., roofed my parent's house."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings, Inc., The Oil Medics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings and True Trucking for their continued support.

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Big Game Motorsports Driver Dollansky Charges to Top 10 at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 22, 2014) - Weather finally gave Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky a weekend to compete.

After losing five of the previous seven weeks to rain at Knoxville Raceway, the Big Game Treestands team tackled the half-mile oval last Saturday.

Dollansky qualified 22nd quickest and he finished second in his heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the ninth row for the main event.

"Unfortunately we got in a hole in qualifying," he said. "We didn't really have the motor where we needed to, but we learned some things. Fortunately we were able to make some headway in the feature."

Dollansky rallied from 18th to post a 10th-place finish, which was the 14th top 10 of the season for the Big Game Treestands team.

"Definitely missing all of those races wasn't something we wanted to see, but it's hard to control Mother Nature," he said. "Guy Forbrook has done a great job working with this team. That was our second night at Knoxville together. We've got some work to do, but Guy is working hard along with the rest of the crew."

The weather also held out for a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event on Sunday at Huset's Speedway.

After qualifying 11th quickest and finishing second in both his heat race and the dash, Dollansky lined up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"On the first start we were able to get the lead coming out of turn two," he said. "The restarts after that it'd take a few laps to get that thing up and going. We had a pretty good race car and we were right there with first and second. We were in heavy lapped traffic. Things were getting interesting with about 11 laps to go, but unfortunately the red flag came out. During that lengthy red flag our right rear tire was going flat. We took off on that restart and I could tell it was down."

Dollansky, who spent most of the race in third place, remained in contention for a podium finish until the tire blew on the last lap. He was credited with a 14th-place result.

The Big Game Treestands team will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday and to Huset's Speedway on Sunday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 19 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 10 (18).

July 20 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 14 (2).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 5 wins, 9 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

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Felker Scores Podium Finish During Season Debut at St. Francois County Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (July 22, 2014) - Another podium finish highlighted Andrew Felker's weekend.

Felker, who had a chance to score a trio of top-five finishes last weekend, earned his best result on Saturday with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo.

After finishing fourth in his heat race, Felker lined up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"I fell back to 14th or 15th in the first five laps," he said. "As things sorted themselves out I got up top and was running the cushion in turns one and two. I used that to pick off quite a few cars. Everybody was staying on the bottom in turns one and two. There was a big two-foot cushion that when I hit it right I could pass a car at a time."

Felker maneuvered to a third-place result, which was his seventh top five of the season.

The podium finish was sandwiched between a pair of solid nights starting on Friday at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.

Felker powered from seventh to third place in his heat race to line himself up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"They reworked the track and it was a guessing game," he said. "At the green flag we were decent. Then we had a red and I moved down to the bottom after the restart and lost three or four spots. The top finally got worn out and I got up to fourth running the bottom. The last couple of laps the bottom went away and we fell to sixth at the checkered. It was kind of an up-and-down race."

After battling for a top five throughout the feature, Felker ended with a sixth-place finish.

The weekend wrapped up at Angell Park Speedway with Felker driving a RAB Racing entry from seventh to win a heat race. That put him as the high-points driver and he pulled the No. 4 in the feature inversion, which started him on the outside of the second row.

"We were about the last car to push off and then the shifter knob came off," he said. "I made it to Lap 2 of the feature and the car came out of gear. We had to go to the work area, get some pliers and lock it into gear."

After restarting at the back of the pack, Felker began to work toward the top five.

"Everybody was running the bottom," he said. "I ran the top to make most of my passes. I got just outside the top five with about 10 laps to go."

Unfortunately, mechanical issues forced Felker to give up his position and exit the track in the closing laps. He was credited with a 15th-place result.

He will return to Wisconsin this weekend to drive for RAB Racing on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot and on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway during the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association doubleheader.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 6 (6).

July 18 - St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 3 (12).

July 19 - Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. - Heat race: 1 (7); Feature: 15 (4).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewFelker11a

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewFelkerRacing

APPAREL -

Felker has t-shirts for sale at each of his races. To view his race schedule, visit http://www.AndrewFelkerRacing.com.

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"I teamed up with MelMark Pipe & Supply a few years back and it's been great working with them," Felker said. "I really appreciate having them on board."

Felker would also like to thank 66 Truck & Foreign Salvage, Auto Xpress, Fontana Automotive, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., CSI Shocks, Momo's Racing Engines, Schluckebier Farms, Pro Powder Coating, All-Pro Auto Interiors, Aggressive Graphics, KBR Performance, Weld Wheels, KMK Enterprises, Heath II, Wilwood, Maxim Racewear, Leading Edge Composites and Liquid Nitro for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Bergman Earns Sixth-Place Finish at Black Hills Before Trip to Washington

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 22, 2014) - Seth Bergman rallied to post his 21st top 10 of the season last Friday at Black Hills Speedway.

Bergman opened the event by dropping to a third-place result after starting on the pole of his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race.

"I got a decent start and I don't know what happened behind me," he said. "Tony (Bruce Jr.) ended up going around me. By the time I got to turn one he got around me and was better than me. I tried some things on a restart to get back around him and it allowed (Matt) Covington a shot to slide me."

That lined Bergman up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"It was dusty," he said. "The track having cones out there to police drivers from going to the infield was a bad idea. Those got used up. As soon as those cones got knocked out of there, turns three and four turned into a nightmare. By the time you got to the apex until you were on the frontstretch you didn't know where you were."

Bergman made most of his passes in the opening laps before visibility became an issue.

"I was rolling really good at the beginning," he said. "As the race went on turns one and two shaped up to be not as racy as it was at the beginning and turns three and four just went straight to the infield."

Bergman ended with a sixth-place finish.

"We got out of there and survived," he said. "You have to take it for what it is."

His team trucked approximately 20 hours during the remainder of the weekend to return to his home state of Washington, where Bergman will compete this Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger for the $10,000-to-win Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals.

"I like to go and race big races when we can outside of the tour," he said. "It's been one of the races I've wanted to win since I was a kid. This year I feel I have 100 percent confidence that I can win it."

Bergman was victorious during his only race at Skagit Speedway this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 6 (11).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 6 wins, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bergman at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SethBergmanRacing

VIDEOS -

Here is a link to highlights of Bergman's victory at Skagit Speedway on May 17 (starts around 13:10): http://youtu.be/gMPkdGd90e8

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

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"They've built a lot of 305 engines and we're trying to get the 360s more popular," Bergman said. "The second day ever in our hot-lap session we were the quickest overall of the 42 cars. That's a testament to how it runs. I'm a believer in ASI Racing Engines."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Print Place, Young Tools, SpeedMart and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Top-Ten at Knoxville Precedes All-Stars at Huset's

Hampered by Mother Nature the past three weekends, Knoxville Raceway has stood silent on Saturday nights since the Big Game Treestands #7 team dominated the feature on June 21st. Nearly a month later, the weather was finally much better for racing in southern Iowa as ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ signed in for 3M Night at the historic half-mile.

With 35 drivers on hand, the racing program got off to an early hole as a late draw for qualifying saw Dollansky register the 22nd fastest lap in qualifying. Heat action would then see the #7 start on the pole and lead the first few laps before surrendering the lead to Brian Brown finishing in the runner-up.

In the 20-lap A-Main the Aggressive Hydraulics backed entry lined up deep in the pack outside row nine. Using a commanding opening lap, the Elk River, Minnesota native powered his way up to twelfth before the only caution on lap 7. Advancing two additional positions on the restart to crack the top-ten Dollansky continued to make forward progress battling for ninth with just five laps to go but taking the checkered flag in 10th.

“Our motor didn’t run to start the night and put ourselves in a hole in qualifying,” commented Dollansky. “We got it running better for the heat and feature but still not as good as it should. We were able to get into the top-ten and if a few things went differently we probably could have gotten in the top-five somewhere. The car was good and we’ll keep working on getting our program stronger. Guy Forbrook and the guys are doing a great job and working hard every week!”

Following the 7th top-ten finish of the season for the #7 at Knoxville this season, the Big Game Treestands team traveled up Interstate-29 to Huset’s Speedway to compete against the All-Star Circuit of Champions.

As 25 drivers signed into the pit area, Dollansky stopped the clock 11th fastest in time trials. Earning a front row starting position for heat action, the Eyecon Trail Cameras Maxim raced closely with Ian Madsen in the 10-lap event before finishing second to still earn a position in the dash. When the dash draw resulted in the outside pole position, Dollansky again raced Madsen and, similar to the heat, finished in the runner-up.

Set to go for 30-laps around the 3/8-mile bullring for the main event, Dollansky raced the highside into turn one when the green flag waved with the Big Game Treestands #1 of Sammy Swindell hugging the bottom to steal second. Following a caution on lap 6, action resumed with the Big Game Motorsports entries powering around the highside pursing Madsen through lapped traffic until a red on lap 19. With only eleven circuits remaining, Dollansky continued to run third as the laps wound down but also began losing air pressure in his right rear tire trying to make it to the finish. Unfortunately the tire would come up one lap short as the right rear tire blew on the final 3/8th of a mile bringing out the caution crediting Dollansky with the 14th position.

“We had a good run going at Huset’s and were in the mix for the win,” explained the Elk River, Minnesota native. “I hated to see the red with eleven to go, we lost a lot of air pressure on the long red flag and I could tell it was going flat. I was hoping it would make it to the end but unfortunately it didn’t.”

 

 

Kline Earns First Career Victory in Third Feature at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 22, 2014) - It didn't take long for Devin Kline to find his way into Victory Lane.

After spending the last four years as a crew member for White Lightning Motorsports, Kline powered to his first career 305ci victory in only his third main event start at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.

"Everything seemed to line up in place," he said.

Kline qualified ninth quickest and he advanced from fourth to second place in his heat race. Because one of the drivers who qualified quicker than Kline failed to make it through a heat race, Kline was moved into the feature inversion, which swaps the top eight for the 15-lap feature.

Starting on the pole of the main event, Kline took the early lead. However, his pace slowed dramatically once he got into traffic, which he said was like navigating through the old World of Outlaws PlayStation game.

"I felt like I was setting a pretty good pace on the bottom until I got to traffic," he said. "They were top, bottom, middle. You'd come on groups of four or five of them. It was absolutely nuts."

A fellow competitor capitalized to take the lead exiting turn four on Lap 10 before Kline returned the favor in turns one and two on the ensuing lap.

"I got a good run and went into turn one thinking I'm not going to have many more chances," he said. "I went in on the top and he went on the bottom. He was slowed by a lapped car and out of the corner of my eye I saw him slide up. I cut the corner and took advantage."

Kline retook the lead and cruised to the monumental victory.

"This win was for all those little kids in the stands," he said. "I've been to every Knoxville Nationals since I was two years old sitting in the stands. If I can do it anybody can do it. I still feel like I'm in shock. I'm waiting to wake up from my dream. I owe a big thank you to Larry and Jody for giving me the opportunity."

Fellow White Lightning Motorsports driver Jamie Ball put together another solid night in the 360 class.

"It was a very consistent night," he said. "There was nothing to complain about, but nothing to get too joyful about. I didn't really qualify bad. We just have been missing that little bit at the end."

Ball timed in seventh quickest and he made a last-lap pass to finish fifth in his heat race, which was the final lock-in position to the main event. Because three drivers who qualified quicker than Ball failed to advance through their heat races, Ball lined up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"I had a decent start," he said. "The track was pretty bottom dependent. I was sixth or seventh out of turn two and slowly worked my way to fourth. We tried a few gear changes throughout the night and that one didn't work out."

Ball ended with a fourth-place finish, which was his fourth top five of the season. He continues to rank fourth in the championship standings.

Additionally, Ball made his 410ci debut.

"It wasn't too bad," he said. "In hot laps I was 21st overall, which I didn't feel was terrible. The speed wasn't too bad. It was comfortable and I liked the extra speed."

He qualified 26th quickest, which was only two spots out of the heat race inversion. Ball ended with an eighth-place result in his heat race after starting seventh. He was slated to start sixth in the B Main, but decided to park it for the remainder of the night to focus on his 360 duties.

Ball will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday for one final tune-up prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals the following week.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL (410 class) - July 19 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: DNS (6).

JAMIE BALL (360 class) - July 19 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 4 (5).

DEVIN KLINE - July 19 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 10 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

LARRY BALL JR. - 8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 3 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 6 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Larry Ball Jr. Website: http://www.LarryBallJr.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Larry Ball Jr. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LarryBallJr5j

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights from Ball's first career 360 victory at Knoxville Raceway on June 21: http://youtu.be/sJxnb-gK1nY

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's first-ever 305 win at Knoxville Raceway on July 19: http://youtu.be/cu2F34pQISg

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

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"Sara, Bryan and Cooper have been great supporters of our race team for years," Ball said. "They have been providing our race team with custom-made ear molds for our raceceivers as well as providing Larry Ball Jr. with hearing aids the past few years. We love having The Hearing Clinic onboard again this year with White Lightning Motorsports. It is family owned companies like them that help make our race team such a success. They will be on the car as the primary sponsor this week as well."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L & J Automotive, AIB College of Business, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Ostrich Racing Engines, Van Gorp Construction, Timber Line Tree Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Matt Jones Trucking, Bell Helmets, Driver Websites, Sweet Manufacturing, Vocon Auctioneers, Iowa State Savings Bank, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Champion Oil, Wingdance Graphics, Replay XD, Shell Shock and Hooker Harness for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Eyes Season Debut at Ohsweken Speedway Next Week

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (July 22, 2014) - Joe Trenca is set visit Ohsweken Speedway for the third time in as many years.

Trenca will tackle the fast track next Monday for the Northern Summer Nationals, which will be his season debut at the 3/8-mile oval.

"I really like that track," he said. "There's a top and a bottom. It's real racy, wide and pretty fast."

Trenca's earned his lone top five at Ohsweken Speedway last year during the preliminary night of the Canadian Nationals.

"I think we could have finished second or won," he said. "We had a restart with two laps to go. I went around the top and the leaders went to the bottom. Going down the backstretch first and second got into each other and I had to check up."

Trenca finished with a fourth-place result, which gives him confidence going into Monday's 360ci event.

"I definitely feel we should be good there," he said. "Tracks I like and understand I seem to do better on. We're doing better with our big track program. Expectations are to finish in the top five or top 10."

If the Mucci Motorsports team gets its 410ci engine back on time, Trenca will make his World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series career debut on Tuesday, July 29, at Ohsweken Speedway for the Six Nations Showdown.

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 28-29 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoeTrencaRacing

APPAREL -

Trenca will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale online and at his race trailer throughout the season. Visit http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com for more information.

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"This is the first year they've been on board with us," Trenca said. "We've known each other's families for a while and we really appreciate their support."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Shell Shock Designs, Schoenfeld Headers, Pepsi, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

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Dewease and XXX Beat Outlaws

When big money is on the line in Central PA, teams turn to Triple X Race Components to help them to victory lane. Such was the case again on Saturday (or the wee hours of Sunday morning technically) as Lance Dewease took home $20,000 in the Dietz Motorsports XXX at Williams Grove Speedway against the World of Outlaws. All of us at XXX congratulate Lance on his awesome drive, as well as our other weekly winners including Kade Morton with the OCRS, Brent Bates at Creek County Speedway, Mickey Walker with the ASCS Sooner Region, Matt Covington in Wyoming and Brock Hallett and Riley Watkins at Deming Speedway.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Lance Dewease took home a $20,000 payday from Williams Grove Speedway by beating the World of Outlaws during this year’s Summer Nationals. After winning his heat race and the dash, Lance settled into second place early in the race while stalking Lucas Wolfe for the lead. A lap 8 restart gave Dewease his opportunity, and he made the eventual winning pass on lap 9 in the Dietz Motorsports #14 XXX. Lance would hold strong over the final 21 circuits, fending off a big challenge from Donny Schatz en route to the $20,000 win which was coincidentally, his 300th career victory in a sprint car. The win was Lance’s first of the year at The Grove, and third overall with the team. Congratulations Lance, Chris, Tim and the team on the victory!

Another XXX chassis hit victory lane this weekend with the OCRS series, as Kade Morton found himself in victory lane for the first time in 2014. Morton stayed to the bottom side of the speedway in the main event, closing in on race leader Johnny Kent on lap 8 and taking the lead when Kent hit the outside retaining wall. Morton would continue rolling the low groove for the next 17 laps until taking the victory. “The car felt so good…I was confident in it” said Kade in post-race interviews.

The only lap you need to lead is the last one, and that’s just what Mickey Walker did on Friday night at Creek County Speedway in Oklahoma. After chasing Howard Moore for the first 24 laps of the 25 lap main event, Walker grabbed the lead coming out of the last corner of the last lap to pick up his first career ASCS Sooner Region victory. Congratulations to Mickey and father Kenneth on picking up the win.

Just like the previous night, a XXX chassis was in victory lane at Creek County Speedway on Saturday. Following Mickey Walker’s ASCS Sooner win, Brent Bates parked his XXX in victory lane one night later, beating the Champ Sprint field for his fifth win of the 2014 campaign.

A Wednesday race in Wyoming was the site of triumph for Matt Covington, who won his first race of 2014. Covington won his heat race and then came from 4th to take the win at Gillette Thunder Speedway in Wyoming, besting the 15 car field for the victory in his XXX.

Make it two wins in the US and seven on the season for Brock Hallett and Cates Motorsports. After winning at Sunset Speedway on Saturday, Hallett took to Deming Speedway on Thursday night for the Clay Cup Nationals night number one. Hallett put the team’s XXX 600 on the pole for the main, and after leading the first lap, settled into second while feeling his car out. After figuring that he could drive his car in deep into the turn on the high side, Hallett closed quickly on race leader Kyle Mitchell and surprised him with a huge slidejob to take back the lead on lap 13. Brock built himself a comfortable lead after the pass, only to have it erased in slower traffic. With the second place car closing, Hallett caught a yellow flag that gave him open space ahead and took full advantage, stretching his lead once again before taking the checkered flag on lap 25.

Our congratulations go out to Riley Watkins, who won his first career feature on Thursday on a very big stage. Racing in the 600 restricted class at Deming Speedway during their Clay Cup Nationals prelim night one, Watkins took over the lead in the main event on lap three and enjoyed a nice size advantage over the rest of the caution filled race to take the win in his XXX 600, his first of his young career at the 1/6 mile clay oval.

 

 

Baughman Wins First Career Heat Race at Knoxville Raceway During Season Debut

Inside Line Promotions � KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 22, 2014) � Josh Baughman felt as good as he ever has at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.

�We were way better this time than in the past two or three years,� he said.

After qualifying 23rd quickest � which lined him up on the pole of a heat race � and changing an engine, Baughman guided his Jason Johnson Racing sprint car to his first career heat race win at the famed half-mile oval.

�We made some good laps,� he said.

That started Baughman on the inside of the 10th row for his first main event of the season at Knoxville Raceway.

�We missed the setup a little bit,� he said. �I would have liked to finish closer to the front. Our record the second time back at a track is always better than the first time. I�m happy to go back this weekend.�

Baughman, who finished 20th, will return to the track this Saturday for one final tune-up prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals July 31-Aug. 2.

�It�s still a test and tune for us,� he said. �Wayne (Priddy) is helping me a lot. He�s been there a lot of times and knows his way around there. Jason (Johnson) always helps out. He�s won a feature there this year. The main thing we talk about is staying calm and hitting our marks. The biggest thing we�re concentrating on the first two weeks (before the Knoxville Nationals) is laying down a good lap.�

QUICK RESULTS �

July 19 � Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa � Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 20 (19).

SEASON STATS �

29 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 11 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT �

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS �

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoshBaughmanRacing

APPAREL �

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT � Fischer Body Shop

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�Fischer Body Shop has already helped us out quite a bit this year,� Baughman said. �The quality of work is second to none and the people there are great people.�

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Beard Equipment, Compression Generation Systems, Energy Equipment, Co., Gleco Platings, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Moss Racing Engines and Oakley for their support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS �

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Survives Dust Storm to Score Top Five at Black Hills Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 22, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. was on pace to capture another victory last weekend when it was pulled out from under him.

After charging from sixth to third place in his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race on Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., Hafertepe Jr. led the opening seven laps of the main event before a caution jumbled everything.

"They took all the cones off and allowed the cars to run on the apron," he said. "We were all racing out there and couldn't see what we were doing because the dust was so bad. When the track changes like that all of a sudden you don't expect it. It became quite dangerous. If a guy had spun out in turns three and four, we couldn't see him and would have driven through him. It was a bad call on whoever's part."

Hafertepe Jr. fell to fourth place after the restart and despite low visibility, he maintained that position for the remainder of the race to earn his 11 th top five of the season.

Frustration didn't end that night. Hafertepe Jr. tackled Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn., on Saturday for a JSTS event.

"It was a bunch of confusion to be honest," he said. "The track had called me two days before asking me to go down there. They said, 'We'll take care of you. It's ASCS rules and all that.' We drove through the night and got down there."

Hafertepe Jr. charged from sixth to second place in his heat race.

"The car was really awesome," he said. "I went to the scales and the guy says you can't run that tire, just get it off there. We get in the pits and change it out. They take me to redraw and all of a sudden right before the B Main is going out the guy said, 'I can't let that go.' He didn't mention anything about it in the driver's meeting."

Hafertepe Jr., who had pulled the No. 3 in the redraw and thought he was starting on the inside of the second row for the main event, was told he was disqualified from his heat race and would be forced to start at the back of the B Main.

"The track was taking rubber," he said. "Financially I wasn't prepared to burn up four rear tires for running eighth or ninth in the feature."

Hafertepe Jr. ended his weekend with a return to the Blazing Racing sprint car on Sunday at Huset's Speedway for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event.

"They didn't really have a driver for Sunday and we were getting my car ready," he said. "I told them I'd drive it for the one night."

After qualifying 15th quickest, finished fourth in his heat race and he was credited with a 12th-place finish in the main event.

Hafertepe Jr. is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in the 410ci class.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (2).

July 19 - Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: DQ (6); B Main: DNS (-).

July 20 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 12 (15).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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Website: http://www.Sam15.com

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Here is a link to highlights of Hafertepe Jr. winning the ASCS Gulf South Region race at Heart O'Texas Speedway on June 6: http://youtu.be/QWG0RyKXyX8

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"Dennis Wells has been in business for a long time and is a leading engine builder in the 360 ranks," Hafertepe Jr. said. "He helps our team out quite a bit."

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Lonestar Speedway, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Joe Gibbs Racing Oils, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

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KSE Racing Products Keep Winning

PETERSEN MEDIA: KSE Racing Products continue to lead the Sprint Car industry in power steering products, as drivers rack up wins night after night.

In a week that saw six World of Outlaw feature events, all six winners had the privilege of using KSE Racing Products to lead them to victory lane.

Tuesday night at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, Donny Schatz used his KSE Black Series Power Steering System to guide him to the feature event win during the first feature, before he earned KSE Hard Charger honors in the second feature to win the overall Silver Cup Title. During the second feature, Kasey Kahne Racing’s, Cody Darrah, started on the pole and went on to dominate the second feature with his KSE Gen2 Black Series Power Steering Gear.

At the Lincoln Speedway on Thursday night, reigning World of Outlaw Series Champion, Daryn Pittman, continued his strong 2014 in the Keystone State as he won his third feature of the year with his Black Series KSE Power Steering Products.

During the Summer Nationals at the Williams Grove Speedway, it was a pair of PA Posse Members stealing the show, as Greg Hodnett used his KSE Power Steering to steal the show on Friday night, was Lance Dewease fended off Donny Schatz on Saturday night to win the Summer Nationals with KSE Steering him to victory lane.

Sunday at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, David Gravel closed out the dominant week by picking off a relatively home race for himself, as he hails from Watertown, CT.

Brad Loyet continued to increase his point lead with the ASCS National Tour by way of his win at Black Hills Speedway, while Jonathan Cornell continues his hot Summer by winning two more races, bumping his streak to eight straight. Dustin Morgan won with the ASCS Sooner region, while Justin Henderson won on the last lap at the Knoxville Raceway with the 410ci division.

After suffering a broken leg just shy of a year ago, NASCAR star, Tony Stewart climbed back aboard his 410ci winged sprint car, and preceded to win his first race back as he triumphed at the Tri City Speedway.

Bryan Clauson and Robert Ballou were dominant during Indiana Sprint Week as Clauson used his KSE Racing Products to claim his second straight Sprint Week title with wins at Bloomington and Terre Haute, while Ballou picked up wins at the Lincoln Park Speedway and the Tri State Speedway.

In California, Jonathan Allard continues to have a hot summer, as he picked up his sixth win of the season, as he won his 53rd career race at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

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Haudenschild Records Third and Fourth Place Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA: With two nights of action on the books last weekend, Jac Haudenschild and his Destiny Motorsports team put together a nice solid weekend as they ran third at the Wilmot Raceway before scoring a fourth place finish at the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night.

Saturday night saw ‘The Wild Child’ time the MonDak Portables/Benic Enterprises/Rick Rogers Construciton No. 9w in with the second fastest lap during qualifications.

Working from his sixth starting spot for finish fourth in heat race action, Haudenschild would transfer to the main, and would also earn a spot in the dash, where his win would put him on the pole of the feature event.

As the green flag waived, Haudenschild jumped into the lead, but the yellow quickly flew, bunching the field back up for a complete restart.

The second attempt at the start also went Haudenschild’s way as he jumped out to an early lead with Tim Kaeding on his tail.

Cautions and red flags marred the race, and on the third lap, the caution flew, bunching the field back up.

Getting a good restart, Haudenschild continued to lead, and soon found himself in lapped traffic.

Navigating through traffic, Haudenschild would lose the lead to Billy Balog as he now ran in the second spot.

With more restarts and stoppages slowing the pace of the race, Haudenschild would fall to third on a mid race restart, and he now found himself chasing after Balong, and Dale Blaney.

With the race never getting into a long green flag run, Haudenschild was forced to try and gain ground on restarts, but he was unable to get back by Blaney and Balog, and ended his night with a third place finish.

“We had a third place car,” Haudenschild said. “Dale Blaney is really good when it gets really slick that, and he got the better of us. We are pretty good right now, not great, but were going in the right direction.”

Sunday night saw the team check into the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD, and after a lengthy hiatus from the track, Haudenschild timed in ninth fastest.

Picking up the heat race win from his front row starting position, Haudenschild would earn a spot in the dash, where he would finish fourth, putting his entry in the second row of the feature event.

In a very exciting feature event that saw the top five race wheel to wheel all night long, Haudenschild battled with Ian Madsen, Rico Abreu, Sammy Swindell, and Craig Dollansky for the duration of the race.

On the tight ¼ mile Haudenschild stayed right in the thick of things for all 30-laps, and the end result was a fourth place finish for the Wooster, OH driver.

“Overall it was a good weekend for us with third and fourth place finishes,” he said. “It was nice getting back to Huset’s for the first time in a while, and all of us are looking forward to racing in Williston, ND, our car owners hometown, this week.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Jac Haudenschild and the Destiny Motorsports team will be in action on Wednesday and Thursday at the Williston Basin Speedway before returning to Huset’s on Sunday night.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-41, Wins-3, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-16

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Bad Luck Bites James McFadden

PETERSEN MEDIA- Australian pilot, James McFadden is in the midst of a very strong USA campaign, but this past weekend with the FAST Series, McFadden hit a minor speed bump as bad luck bit him on both Friday and Saturday night at the Attica Raceway Park and the Freemont Speedway.

“Overall it was a pretty disappointing weekend,” McFadden said. “Friday night we were in the Top-Five and a wreck broke out in front of us on the white flag lap, and I spun to avoid it, and on Saturday we were in the top five, and broke a brake line so I pulled in. We have a really fast car so I am eager to get going again.”

Friday night at the Attica Raceway Park, McFadden timed his All Star Performance/Red Line Oil/Hoosier Tire No. 3G machine in third fastest with 28 cars on hand.

Finishing third in heat race action, McFadden earned the transfer to the feature event, where he gridded the filed in the field in the fifth row for the 30-lap contest.

Working his way through the field, McFadden found himself in the fifth spot when the caution flew on the 13th lap. Continuing to pressure Chris Andrews for the fourth spot, McFadden was relentless in his pursuit as the lead pack found themselves in heavy lapped traffic.

With the white flag waiving, it looked as if McFadden would finish in the fifth spot, but Cap Henry and Chris Andrews would tangle, and McFadden took action to avoid it, and spun his machine to a stop.

Restarting for the Green-White-Checkered finish, McFadden would salvage a ninth place finish.

Saturday night saw McFadden and his JG Racing team check into the Fremont Speedway, and McFadden started his night off by timing in 15th fastest in time trials.

Transferring through his heat race with a third place finish, McFadden gridden the field in the fourth row on this night, and when the race went green, he did what he has done at Fremont during his US stint, and that is move forward, as he attacked the tricky cushion, and quickly found himself in the sixth spot.

With the cushion being tricky, McFadden could gain spots, and at times when he hit it wrong, he would drop a few positions as he yo-yoed between the fourth and seventh spots during the race.

On the 15th lap, McFadden came brought his machine to a stop as he had broke a brake line, thus ending his night a bit early.

“It was a tough weekend, but like I said, we had some speed,” he said. “We will head to Ohsweken this weekend, and the team has had pretty good success up there, so hopefully we can continue that with me in the seat.”

James and the JG Racing team would like to thank All Star Performance, Red Line Oil, Hoosier Tire, Gaerte Racing Engines, XYZ Machining, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, SST, Brodix, Comp Cams, Diamond Pistons, Dyer’s Rods, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Astro Titanium, Fibertec, DMI, Brown and Miller, Cool Chassis, Barnes Oil Pumps, and www.sprintcarworld.com.au for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: McFadden and team will be in action at the Ohsweken Speedway on Monday July 28th for a 360ci event, before taking on the World of Outlaws at the Speedway on July 22nd.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with James by following him on Twitter @JamesMcFadden25 or ‘liking’ his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-McFadden-Racing/258742957530899.

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Tiner Tallies Two Third Place Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA: After having a brutal weekend, Steven Tiner was hesitant to return to action this weekend, but the Visalia, CA driver bounced back in a big way as he picked up third place finishes at the Silver Dollar Speedway and the Petaluma Speedway.

“We were all pretty down with the weekend we had after a rough Speedweek,” Tiner said. “We though about taking some time off to regroup, but we ended up racing, and we really had a good weekend.”

Friday night saw Tiner check into the Silver Dollar Speedway, where he kicked his weekend off with a fifth quick effort in time trials, before finishing second in heat race action.

Pullng the one pill in the redraw, Tiner led the field to green aboard his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports No. 94 entry, but it was Jonathan Allard jumping into the early lead.

Tiner hung with Allard, and on the next lap made a bold move to get around the leader, and take over the top spot, as he set a torrid pace, quickly getting into lapped traffic.

On the 10th lap, Tiner guessed wrong in traffic, and it opened the door for Allard, and Sean Becker to both get by him, but Tiner hung with the lead duo. A late caution bunched the field back up, and despite late challenges from Andy Forsberg, and Colby Wiesz, Tiner was able to grab the final spot on the podium.

Making a last minute decision to compete at the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, Tiner started his night off by laying down the 10th fastest lap in time trials.

Winning his heat race despite braking a U-Joint on the final lap, Tiner and his team were able to make repairs, and start the feature in the second row.

Moving into the second position early in the feature event, Tiner ran down the early race leader, though he soon felt pressure from eventual winner, Bradley Terrell.

In a three-horse race, Tiner simply could not hold Terrell back, and eventually dropped back to third spot, where he would go on to finish for the second consecutive night.

“We will take the weekend we had with two third place finishes,” Tiner said. “We hit a brief rough patch, and it got us a down a little, but I had people in my corner pumping me up, and I was glad we came out and competed this weekend.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, Dan Olson Race Products, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Good Ridge, Schoenfeld, Western Metal Company, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-2, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Tiner will be back in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway where he will look to lock into the Johnny Key Classic, and is hoping to find a 410ci engine to compete in the Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday night.

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Brady Bacon – Surviving Sprintweek!

(Bill W) July 22, 2014 – It was not the Indiana Sprintweek that Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 were hoping for, but they emerged from it in position for a USAC National Sprint Car championship. They are just five points out of the lead with eleven events remaining. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will be campaigning his #99 410 winged machine this week in five races in the Midwest. Indiana Sprintweek started at the I-69 Speedway in Gas City. “We had a bad pill draw in qualifying and still managed to qualify third,” says Brady. “That kind of saved our night. We had a tangle in the heat race and tore the car up a little bit. We had to fix the front end.”

After winning the B main from the pole, Brady lined up seventh for the main event. “It was pretty much a go-kart race on the bottom, unfortunately,” he says. “I think I got up to fifth, and went to the top. Someone got by me, and I fell back in line and finished sixth. It wasn’t very exciting, but it could have been a lot worse.”

Kokomo Speedway was up next. Brady timed in second quick. “We had the track record for a short amount of time, before Dave (Darland) went out and beat us,” he says. “Qualifying really saved us almost every night.”

Brady would grab the final transfer (fourth) in his heat after starting sixth. He started the feature fifth. “We just weren’t that good,” he admits. “We maintained. The track was pretty much around the top. I probably spent a little too much time trying to make the bottom work and lost a couple of spots (finishing eighth). It seems like something’s changed a little bit. We just need to get back on track to where we were earlier in the year.”

Lawrenceburg Speedway resulted in a rainout, but Brady got qualifying (11th quick) and his heat in (fourth). “The track was a little goofy,” he says. “The groove was around the bottom in qualifying and I went out early. I kind of didn’t know what to do, so I took a lap on the top and one on the bottom. If I would have stayed on the bottom, it would have been better.”

The second half of Sprintweek started at the Terre Haute Action Track. “Terre Haute is our best track in Indiana,” says Brady. “The bigger the better for us is how it’s been pretty much. We were good all night (qualifying 3rd quick). There was a wreck on the first lap of the heat, so we were able to start inside row two and win that.”

He would start fourth in the feature. “I got out to the lead, and it may not have been the best place to be,” says Brady. “We were running the top, which is usually the place to be there, but the bottom and middle of three and four were really good. (Bryan) Clauson and (Robert) Ballou got by me. Once they got by, we couldn’t get back by them. We just missed that spot on the racetrack. We were kind of ‘leading blind’. Unfortunately, third at Terre Haute was the highlight of the week for us.”

Things started well at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville. Brady registered quick time. “We were good at the beginning of the night,” he says. “We weren’t able to get through the heat, but we won the B. We had an engine problem and we had to change it after the B. That wasn’t ideal.”

Instead of starting seventh in the main event, Brady was penalized two rows. “USAC is implementing a time limit rule, which they haven’t perfected yet,” he says. “We were penalized two rows for being late, however, we were on the track waiting five minutes to be pushed off. That was a little extreme considering we had a mechanical problem.”

He would checker ninth in the feature. “We could have probably gained a couple of spots if we hadn’t had the penalty,” says Brady. “We weren’t that great. We were just maintaining and missing some of the wrecks. We just could never get going. Everyone is so tough now…especially at Sprintweek.”

Bloomington Speedway saw record times in qualifying. “We were 13th quick, but we were only a tenth out of quick time,” says Brady. “It felt a little like an Outlaw race. The track was really fast in qualifying. I think twenty cars broke the track record.”

After winning his heat from third, Brady lined up for the feature. “We were running sixth or seventh and we had a tire start going down under yellow,” he says. “On the restart, we went into turn one and got run over. We had to go to the back and change the tire. The way the track was…it’s so narrow…you have guys racing side by side in front of you, and you can’t do anything (he finished 17th).”

Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt hosted the finale. “I was actually disappointed,” says Brady of his run at Haubstadt. “We were really good there last time out. We qualified second and made it out of the heat. It was just hard to make any ground up (he finished sixth after starting fifth). I think (Daron) Clayton passed a couple of cars, but other than that, everyone was racing with the same cars the whole race. I don’t know if everyone was just a little faster this time or what. If we started in the front, we probably would have finished there.”

Though the team went from the point lead, to five points behind Darland in the USAC race, Brady still has confidence. “We have some things we need to figure out to finish the year,” he says. “Obviously, we’re in great position for a championship. We just need to finish off the year strong and get some bugs figured out.”

There will be time for that. The next USAC National sprint car event will be the Kokomo Smackdown in late August. This week, Brady heads to Illinois Speedweek tomorrow night at Highland Speedway, Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City and Friday at Jacksonville Speedway. On Saturday, he will run at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, before meeting up with the All Stars at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday.

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The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

Justin Sanders Charges To Fourth At Ocean

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders overcame a blown power steering line early in the Ocean Sprints Presented By Taco Bravo feature event, and still managed to charge his way up to a fourth place finish.

“It could have been a really great night, but we can’t complain with the finish we had,” Sanders said. “We had a really good car, but blowing a power steering line hurt us a little, but we can’t hang our heads about a third place finish.”

With 21 cars on hand on Friday night, Sanders timed his North Country Plastering/G&N Construction/STS Trucking entry in ninth fast in time trials, and went on to finish second in his heat race.

Missing out on the redraw, Sanders lined the Lancaster Locksmith/Village Glass/Lufos Kustom Designs No. 17 up in the sixth row of the feature event, and was on the move early in the feature.

On the fourth lap, Sanders began experiencing power steering issues, but the Prunedale, CA driver continued to fight as he carved his way through a very stout field.

Running on the ragged edge, Sanders was able to get by Brad Furr and Carson Macedo late in the race to take the third spot, but with two to go, Sanders got up over the Ocean Speedway cushion, and slipped back to the fourth spot, where he would go on to finish.

“We had a really fast car, and I think we had the car to beat if we didn’t have mechanical issues,” he added. “Everyone keeps working hard on the family car, and hopefully next week we can win and lock ourselves into the Johnny Key Classic.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be back in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway for a shot at locking into the Johnny Key Classic before returning to action at the Placerville Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-3, Top-5’s-10, Top-10’s-17

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

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Kyler Shaw Scores Pair Of Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending his weekend competing at the Ocean Speedway and the Petaluma Speedway, Kyler Shaw had a very strong showing as he recorded a pair of eight place finishes.

“It was a really fun weekend,” Shaw said. “I had an absolute blast, and can’t thank everyone enough for their help.”

Friday night saw Shaw start his weekend off at the Ocean Speedway with the Ocean Sprints, and in time trials he turned in the 14th fastest lap.

Starting in the 14th spot for the 30-lap feature event, Shaw took a liking to the cushion when the race went green, and never ventured from it, as he was able to hustle his way through the field.

Keeping his right rear planted on it, Shaw found himself in the top-10 as the race began it’s home stretch, but he wasn’t satisfied.

Over the final laps, Shaw was able to get past Jason Chisom and Jake Haulot to get into the eighth spot, with his brother, Koen, hot on his tail.

At the stripe, Shaw finished his night off with an eighth place finish.

“It was a blast running all 30-laps on the cushion,” Shaw said. “Usually I am a bottom guy, but we tried the cushion out early, and it was really good, so we stayed committed to it.”

Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway, Shaw got off to a very good start, as he set the standard in time trials, with the fastest lap of the night putting him in the first heat.

Finishing third in his heat race, Shaw was eligible for the redraw, where the six pill put him in the third row for the feature event.

With confidence at the Petaluma Speedway from the success he has had there in 2014, Shaw held his own, as he battled with the likes of Bradley Terrell, and Herman Klein.

The end result was Shaw’s second eighth place finish of the weekend, and his sixth Top-10 of the season.

“I always say it is my goal to not lose spots, but overall I thought we had a good night,” he explained. “We lost spots to the eventual winner, and Herman Klein, who is competing for the track championship, so we can’t hang our heads about that.”

Kyler would like to thank Shaw Structures Unlimited, PM$ Investments, Stan Yockey Motorsports, Pro Signs, 4FourGraphics, F4st Four Media, Borrelo Racing Engines, Uncle Dave’s Ranch, and Sid’s Smokehouse for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: Kyler will be in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA as he takes on the Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo, and at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Kyler Shaw by following @KS2Motorsports on Twitter, or liking https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kyler-Shaw-Motorsports/210375962325287.

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Price-Miller Strong in Midget and Sprint Car

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard his family owned midget, as well as Donnie Cooper’s No. 01 winged 360ci Sprint Car, Parker Price-Miller had a very good weekend at Belle Clair Speedway and the St. Francois County Raceway as he picked up a pair of Top-10’s.

Friday night at the Belle Clair Speedway, Price-Miller was in action in just the midget, and he started his night out by winning his heat race from his front row starting position.

Lining up seventh in the feature event, Price-Miller was on the move early as he worked his way up to the fourth spot, as the track continued to slick off and widen out.

Moving up to the cushion, Price-Miller admittedly wasn’t pushing his machine as hard as he needed to, and the end result was him fading back a few spots in the final laps, as he crossed the stripe with an eighth place finish.

“We were plenty good at Belle Clair in the midget, but when I moved to the cushion, I needed to hustle the car a little more, and I just did not do it,” he said. “By not pushing it, we slipped back a few spots, but still ended up with a Top-10.”

Saturday night at the St. Francois County Raceway, Price-Miller did double duty, as he also climbed aboard the Cooper No. 01 winged 360ci machine.

In heat race action, Price-Miller started his night off by finishing third in his heat, putting him in the fifth row of the feature event aboard his PPM Titanium Products/Indy Race Parts/Keizer Wheels entry.

Looking to put a strong charge together through the field, Price-Miller struggled at times to get his machine going in the right direction, as he fought his racecar.

Trying his best not to get shuffled back through the field, Price-Miller was able to hold on to an 11th place finish.

“We just struggled in the midget at St. Francois,” Price-Miller explained. “I got to the point where I started focusing on maintaining to salvage a good finish, which is something you have to do at times.”

In the Sprint Car program, Price-Miller lined to Cooper No. 01 machine up in the third row of his heat race, and when the action picked up, he started reeling in the lead pack of cars, as he moved into the fourth spot.

Seeing an opening on the high side, Price-Miler went to make a move but as he did, he made contact with the wall and knocked the front end out of his machine, forcing himself to make a trip to the ‘B’ Main.

Starting deep in the B Main, Price-Miller had his elbows up as he carved his way to the front getting into the third spot, safely putting his machine in the night’s feature event, though he would have his work cut out for himself.

Lining up in the 10th row of the feature, Price-Miller continued to pass cars as he did so in the B-Main, as he was able to work his way up to a seventh place finish when the action packed feature event came to a close.

“I can’t thank Donnie Cooper and his guys enough for all of their hard work, and giving me a great car all night,” Price-Miller said. “I made a mistake in the heat race, but they got us put back together, and we were really fast in the B and the A. I am really looking forward to racing more with them this week.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Toyota, Toyota TRD, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-37, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: Price-Miller will now take in MOWA Speedweek kicking off on Wednesday night at the Highland Speedway, Thursday night at the Tri City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL, Friday night at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL and on Saturday night at the Macon Speedway in Macon, IL.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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Evingham Site Excavation to Sponsor a Pack of Patriot Sprint Tour Four Laps of Fame Dashes

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (July 22, 2014)- On the verge of the second half of the Patriot Sprint Tour season kicking off, a major area racing supporter has stepped up to bolster PST events down the stretch.

Evingham Site Excavation, of Bolivar, NY, has agreed with Patriot Sprint Tour management to sponsor the Four Laps of Fame Dashes at a host of tracks around their locations. The first dash they will sponsor will be this Saturday at Woodhull Raceway. They will also be sponsoring the three Labor Day Weekend events at Freedom Raceway, McKean County Raceway and Eriez Raceway, with additional sponsorship possible. This is ESE’s first partnership with the Patriots, although their presence has been seen as a sponsor of Tyler Graves’ No. 25.

Since 2008, Patriot Sprint Tour has been utilizing the dash portion of each race program not for cars in the front of pack but for those from ninth to 14th in passing points and has been met with great response. Additionally, a season-long point fund has run in unison with Ohio’s Paige Polyak currently leading the standings over Brad Knab and Parker Evans.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

 

 

F.A.S.T. '305' Sprints Join '410' Sprints for Full Weekend of Racing! F.A.S.T. Point Battles Heat Up; Andrews and Rando Ahead by Less Than 20 Each

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, OH (July 22nd, 2014) - Led by current series point leader Steve Rando, the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will finally return to competition this Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th. After being off for over a month, Ohio’s top ‘305’ sprint car competitors will hop back on the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series trail, and continue their quest towards the $2,000 championship. Bobby Clark is the most recent winner on the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ tour; earning the victory at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio back on Saturday, June 14th. Steve Rando leads the current F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series standings by seven (7) markers over John Ivy. Defending champion, Nate Dussel, is third in the current standings; followed by Dustin Dinan and Jordan Ryan. The series will visit Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway this Friday and Saturday.

The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will also continue their 2014 campaign this Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26th at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Despite being involved in back-to-back on track incidents during the last two (2) sanctioned events, Chris Andrews continues to lead the $10,000-to-win F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series standings; hanging on by a mere fourteen (14) markers over former champion, Byron Reed. Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay and Travis Philo round out the top-five in the championship chase heading into the weekend.

During recent F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series competition, it was Craig Mintz and Rob Chaney each earning a victory. For Mintz, the July 18th win at Attica was his second F.A.S.T. victory of 2014; each occurring at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Mintz joined Brian Lay and Chris Andrews as the only two-time winners on the tour thus far this season.

Rob Chaney earned his first Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win of the year last Saturday evening, July 19th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Chaney, who is not a full-time F.A.S.T competitor in 2014, joined an elite list of one-time winners with the series this season; including Christopher Bell, Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney.

The upcoming weekend’s F.A.S.T. schedule will go in the books as Night’s #14 & #15 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series schedule, and Night’s #7 & #8 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series schedule. Interestingly enough, only one (1) date has been lost thus far this season; with Mother Nature taking-out ‘410’ competition back on Friday evening, April 25th at the Attica Raceway Park. Although the F.A.S.T. series has seen three (3) repeat ‘410’ winners in 2014, there has yet to be a repeat winner during F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series action.

Upcoming Event Details:

Friday, July 25th - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM / Adults: $15; Seniors: $13; 11-15: $10; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

Saturday, July 26th - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7:00PM / Adults: $14; Seniors: $12; Students: $8; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

*F.A.S.T. ‘410’ & ‘305’ Events*

2014 Winners:

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Winners: 410 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - Tim Shaffer 410 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Christopher Bell 410 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (April 25th) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date) 410 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (April 26th) - Caleb Griffith 410 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Dale Blaney 410 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - Brian Lay 410 Night #7 Attica Raceway Park (June 6th) - Craig Mintz 410 Night #8 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Chris Andrews 410 Night #9 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Brian Lay (2) 410 Night #10 Attica Raceway Park (July 4th) - Chris Andrews (2) 410 Night #11 Fremont Speedway (July 5th) - Jamie Veal 410 Night #12 Attica Raceway Park (July 18th) - Craig Mintz (2)

410 Night #13 Fremont Speedway (July 19th) - Rob Chaney

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Winners:

305 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - John Ivy 305 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Jimmy Colvin 305 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Jason Keckler 305 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - T.J. Michael 305 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Alvin Roepke 305 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Bobby Clark

Looking Ahead:

Future F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events: Night #14 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 25th Night #15 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 26th Night #16 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, August 1st Night #17 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, August 2nd

Future F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Events: Night #7 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 25th Night #8 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 26th

Questions:

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Social Media:

Be sure to ‘like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.

Current Championship Standings (As Of July 22nd, 2014): Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service:

1 16 Chris Andrews 2 1557

2 5R Byron Reed 0 1543

3 40DD Caleb Griffith 1 1493

4 45L Brian Lay 2 1488

5 5T Travis Philo 0 1360

6 46AU Stuart Williams 0 1308

7 9 Dean Jacobs 0 1287

8 35 Stuart Brubaker 0 1278

9 9Z Duane Zablocki 0 1260

10 60 Jody Keegan

1242

11 O7X Dain Naida 0 1211

12 O9 Craig Mintz 2 1124

13 53 DJ Foos

1081

14 40 Caleb Helms 0 849

15 55 Brad Bowman 0 709

16 312 Mike Linder 0 617

17 97 Bryan Sebetto 0 596

18 39M Matt Merrill 0 548

19 81 Lee Jacobs 0 236

[Rank; Car; Driver; Wins; Points]

JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro:

1 19R Steve Rando 0 820

2 8I John Ivy 1 813

3 1 Nate Dussel 0 781

4 6 Dustin Dinan 0 779

5 5R Jordan Ryan 0 777

6 7A Alvin Roepke 1 753

7 2 Ricky Peterson 0 737

8 8M T.J Michael 1 721

9 8 Bobby Clark 1 721

10 36 Seth Schneider 0 698

11 25 Jason Keckler 1 696

12 12 Kyle Capodice 0 666

13 68G Tyler Gunn 0 665

14 11G Luke Griffith 0 657

15 22M Dan McCarron 0 630

16 3J Trey Jacobs 0 610

17 22D Dan Hammond 0 604

18 7M Brandon Moore 0 569

19 9 Jimmy Colvin 1 559

20 32 Dan Hennig 0 559

21 1W Paul Weaver 0 555

[Rank; Car; Driver; Wins; Points]

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FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

Heat Races an Option for 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200

OSWEGO, NY (July 22, 2014) – As the anticipation begins to build for the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway, it was announced this week that heat races will once again be an option during the Sunday qualifying format for the richest and most prestigious Supermodified race in the world.

Should the Novelis Supermodified entry field for the International Classic reach the 40 mark by second round time trials on Sunday, August 31, two heat races will be contended before the always exciting Bud Light B-Main.

In recent years, with the Classic entry field below the 40 mark, Sunday’s second round time trials would fill positions 21-28, leaving the remainder of the non-qualified field to vie for final spots in only the Bud Light B-Main.

In 2014, the overall format will change slightly, with the anticipation of 40 Supermodifieds by Sunday.

Friday’s first round time trials will once again lock in the ‘Fast 14’ qualifiers to the first seven rows of the Classic field. In the past, positions 15-20 in first round qualifying had the option of sitting on their time come Sunday electing not to take laps in second round time trials.

That process will change this year, with only the ‘Fast 14’ locking in and all qualifiers from 15th on back automatically moving to second round time trials on Sunday at noon.

If there are 39 total Supermodifieds in the pit area, or less, come Sunday’s second round time trials, positions 15-28 will be locked in after qualifying with the rest of the field coming from the Bud Light B-Main.

However, if there are 40 or more Supermodifieds by second round time trials on Sunday, positions 15-24 will be locked in with the remainder being split into two qualifying heat races, and of course the Bud Light B-Main.

The numbers of cars qualifying from each heat race and the Bud Light B-Main will be determined by race officials on Sunday, August 31. The Budweiser International Classic 200 field will not start more than 34 Novelis Supermodifieds.

Budweiser International Classic 200 heat races were last contended in 2005 with Gary Morton and Doug Heveron collecting victories over fellow qualifiers Craig Rayvals, Michael Barnes, Jon Henes, Kelly Miller, Keith Shampine, and Dan Kapuscinski.

Johnny Payne would go on to win the Bud Light B-Main that season to become the final starter for the 2005 Budweiser International Classic.

Heat races were again on the weekend schedule for the 50th annual Budweiser International Classic in 2006, but terrible weather all weekend forced the remainder of qualifying and the 200 to Monday, with only a Bud Light B-Main being contended.

The format has remained the same for the past seven years.

This year’s 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 entry blanks will be available at this weekend’s ISMA Supermodified Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals, as well as on Oswego Speedway’s website. Entry blanks returned to the Speedway by Saturday, August 9 will receive a discounted entry to the event.

The announcement of possible heat racing on Sunday of Classic Weekend comes behind two other changes to the 58th annual running of the event including the return to guaranteed driver status, as well as an increased starting purse for the Bud Light B-Main.

ISMA competitors Jon McKennedy and Rob Summers join MSA Supermodified runners Trent Stephens, Charlie Schultz, and Kyle Edwards as winged Supermodified guaranteed starters for the Classic.

Otto Sitterly, Dave Gruel, and Small Block Super point leader Andrew Schartner join as the Oswego contingent locked into the event.

All guaranteed starters must time within .4 of a second of the final qualifier in second round time trials on Sunday.

Those who must contend in the Bud Light B-Main to fight for a final spot in the 200 are guaranteed a minimum of $500 should they start the B-Main, and not qualify.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

 

 

"Increased purses for Badger doubleheader this weekend" ”Military admitted free on Sunday at Angell Park”

By Bryan Gapinski Wilmot, Wis., July 22---A weekend doubleheader for the Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series is now only four-days away! Action kicks off on Saturday July 26 at the Wilmot Raceway with the Eighth annual "Salute to Harry Turner". Pits open at 3:00 p.m., grandstands at 5:00 p.m., racing beginning at 6:45 p.m. Racing action will also include the Badger 600 Micro Series, with the tracks Modified, Street Stock, and Mini Sprint divisions participating. The following evening action moves to Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wis.), for the “78th Anniversary Season Championship Race presented by Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie” at the famed 1/3-mile oval. Fans are encouraged to come to the track early Sunday as numerous social events involving past participants from Badger will begin in the Pavilion at 1:00 p.m. running until 5:00 p.m. Pits open at 3:00 p.m., grandstands at 5:00 p.m., practice begins at 6:00 p.m., with racing to follow. All United States Military past and present will be admitted free to the Sunday evenings racing events, with a proper Government issued Military ID. A limited number of American Flags will also be distributed to all fans while supplies last. The Badger 600 Micro Series and Wisconsin Dirt Legends Racing Series will be also racing. Midget competitors will be eligible for increased purses at both events including a minimum $500 to drivers who start both feature events. The Mid- State Equipment Challenge” will award a $500 bonus to any driver winning both feature events.

 

 

Allard Wins Again At Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard put together another strong weekend with his Tri-C Motorsports team as they picked up their sixth win of the season Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, and were well on their way to a podium finish with the King of the West Series until a wild incident on the final corner resulted in Allard crossing the stripe in the ninth spot.

“We were really good all weekend, and the ninth place finish on Saturday is not a reflection of the night we had,” Allard said.

Setting the standard during qualifications at the 360ci event at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Allard went on to finish second in heat race action, putting him in the night’s redraw.

The two pill put Allard on the front row of the feature event, and after leading the first lap, Steven Tiner would get around him, putting Allard into the second spot, though he did not let Tiner get away from him.

In the midst of thick traffic, Allard saw an opening and went for it, as he re took the top spot from Tiner on the 12th lap, and went on to win his 53rd career feature event at his home track.

“It was great to get back to the Silver Dollar Speedway and get a win,” Allard said. “It is good for us to get as many laps as we can there, as the Gold Cup will be here before we know it, and that is something I really want to win.”

Saturday night saw Allard and his team head to the Placerville Speedway to resume action with the King of the West Series.

Pacing the ultra-fast quarter mile with the second fastest lap during time trials, Allard would then finish third in his heat race, locking himself into the dash.

By way of his dash win, Allard earned the pole for the feature event and led the field to green, but it was Sean Becker getting the jump with Allard riding in the second spot for the first two laps, until the caution flew.

The lap two restart saw Allard now grab the lead, as he laid down brilliant laps as he ran away from Becker who had bean feeling his own pressure.

Getting into lapped traffic in a hurry on the high-banked ¼ mile, Allard continued to lead until the caution flew on the 14th lap.

The restart saw Allard get on the throttle hard, but he ‘wheelied’ up and allowed Brent Kaeding to get past, as he soon felt pressure from Andy Gregg for the second spot.

Slipping to third on the 18th lap, Allard continued to keep the lead duo in his sights until the red flew with just 10 laps to go.

The restart did not go Allard’s way and he lost a few spots, and ran in fifth, until the caution flew again with just three laps to go.

Getting into the fourth spot, Allard battled with Jason Statler on the last lap, when race leader, Brent Kaeding, half spun in front of the field, and as cars took action to avoid contact, Allard got shuffled back to the ninth spot when the dust settled.

“We were much better than a ninth place car,” he added. “We had some restarts not go our way, but we had plenty of speed and we were in the hunt. All of us are looking forward to getting down to Tulare this coming Saturday night for the Peter Murphy Classic.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Platinum Powder Coating, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-37, Wins-6, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-26.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team return to action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com , or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Netto Sixth at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA: The Placerville Speedway hasn’t been too kind to DJ Netto over his brief career, but on Saturday night the Hanford, CA pilot put together a great night as he finished sixth on the high banked ¼ mile track.

With 27 cars on hand for the King of the West event at Placerville Speedway, Netto timed his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts entry in 11th fastest.

Starting on the pole of his heat, a greasy bottom of the track made the inside lane not ideal to start in, but Netto was there, and moved into the second spot, where he would go onto finish.

By way of his second place effort in heat race action, Netto lined up in the sixth row of the feature event.

Using some cautions and double file restarts to his advantage, Netto worked around the speedway, as he slowly worked his way forward, and through the field.

Finding himself well inside the Top-10 when the race’s final caution flew with just three laps to go, Netto picked up a couple of positions when the action resumed, and during a wild last corner incident coming to the checkered flag, Netto was able to steal a spot as he crossed the stripe in the sixth spot.

“Placerville has always been hard on me, so it was nice to get through the night, and end up with a good finish,” he said. “The last few times I have been here, I would be the one getting collected in those deals, so it was a nice change of pace.”

Friday night saw Netto and his team check into the Ocean Speedway for a night of action with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo.

Timing in 11th fastest, Netto was able to take advantage of his starting position on the front row, and pick up the heat win, and earn a spot in the redraw, where he pulled the three, and put himself in the second row for the 30-lap main event.

Running a very strong third place when the feature got underway, Netto got up over the cushion trying to avoid a slide-job. When he got over the cushion, he got into the wall causing severe damage to his machine, and ended his night.

“I made a mistake and got into the wall, and did some serious damage,” Netto said. “I have to thank my guys for working hard and getting the back up car ready for us to go race Placerville, and I was really happy to reward them with a decent night.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto returns to action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway before taking to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

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Kyle Hirst Roughed Up At Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking to rebound from a 12th place finish during the Howard Kaeding Classic, Kyle Hirst had a rough night at the Placerville Speedway that saw his night come to an end on the second lap.

“It was a rough night for sure,” Hirst said. “We had been pretty fortunate all year not to have many of those, but they do happen, and we will come back and hopefully win the Peter Murphy Classic,” Hirst said.

Timing in 10th fastest during time trials, Hirst would finish second in his heat race, and line up in the sixth row for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race got underway, chaos ensued on the second lap as a car got out of shape in front of Hirst exiting turn four, resulting in Hirst going through the infield to avoid him. As Hirst slid through the infield, he slid back on to the track, and made contact with another car, and the front end damage from it all ultimately ended his night on the second lap.

“This is one of those nights that we have already put behind us,” he said. “We will come back fighting in Tulare,CA.”

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-4, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Tough Luck For Croft at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Since returning to California following his great run at the Dirt Cup, Willie Croft has experienced some tough luck, but the Sacramento, CA driver hasn’t let it get him down, as he looks to fight through this stretch.

“It has definitely been rough the last couple of weeks, but no one has given up yet, and we continue to have a very fast racecar.”

Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway with the King of the West Series, the driver known as ‘Double Down’ opened his night up by laying down the fifth fastest lap of the night during time trials.

Lining up third in his heat race aboard the Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt No. 29 entry, Croft was trapped on the greasy bottom of the speedway when the race went green, but was able to get into the fourth and final transfer spot for the feature event, and also earn a berth in the dash.

Finishing fifth aboard his Brown and Miller/FK Rod Ends/Hinchman Indy entry, Croft would grid the field in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race got underway, Croft bicycled hard in turns three and four and lost a few positions as Shane Golobic and Sean Becker got past him.

Keeping close tabs on the duo in front of him, Croft’s night came to an early end as he got upside down aboard his Schoenfeld/K&N/Smith Precision Products No. 29 entry, and ended his night on the 20th lap.

“We will regroup and look forward to getting down to Tulare on Saturday night, a track that we have ran very well at so far this year,” he added.

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6 Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Croft returns to action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

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Gregg Fifth at Placerville With King of the West

PETERSEN MEDIA: Dropping a 410ci power plant into Scott Russell’s No. 14R machine on Saturday night, Andy Gregg turned in a very solid performance with the King of the West Series that saw him charge to a fifth place finish after being as high as second with a few laps to go.

“It was a great night for our team at the Placerville Speedway,” Gregg said. “We had one of, if not the, fastest cars on the track, and if it wasn’t for a late double file restart, probably should have won or ran second in my opinion.”

With 27 cars on hand for the King of the West showdown at the tight confines of the Placerville Speedway, Gregg timed his Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto Care entry in ninth fastest in time trials.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, Gregg settled into the second spot behind Brent Kaeding, and finished in the position transferring to the feature event, where he lined up in the 10th spot.

When the green flag dropped on the feature event, the Placerville, CA driver showed that he had a very fast racecar, and was hungry for his first 410ci win at his home track as he carved his way through the field.

By the 13th lap, Gregg had moved into the third spot as he chased after Brent Kaeding and Jonathan Allard, and a lap 14 restart saw him move into the second spot.

Shadowing Kaeding’s every move on the race’s home stretch, Gregg thrilled the crowd as he persistently tried to get the top spot from Kaeding, as the duo put on an exciting show for the capacity crowd.

With the laps clicking off, minor contact ensued between Gregg and Kaeding, which resulted in Gregg getting out of shape, and a chain reaction ultimately bringing out the caution with three laps to go.

The double file restart did no go in Gregg’s favor as he got bit out of shape and slipped back to the fifth spot, where he would ultimately finish.

“We definitely gave it our all,” Gregg said. “We had a really fast car and tried everything we could to get past Brent Kaeding, we just were unable to. We had a late restart and I made a little mistake, but it took us out of contention, but we really can’t hang our heads about a fifth place finish. I have to thank Scott for letting us put the 410ci engine in and run with the KWS, and all of the guys for working hard all night.”

Friday night saw Gregg climb aboard his GUTS Racing/Miller Fortune No. 53 machine at the Silver Dollar Speedway for a 360ci event.

Timing the Miller Fortune/Poor’s Equipment Repair/K&N No. 53 machine in second fastest, Gregg would go on to finish in the third spot in his heat race.

Pulling the three pill in the redraw, Gregg lined up in the third spot in the feature event, and when the action came to life, Gregg ran in a tight pack that included Jonathan Allard, Steven Tiner, and Sean Becker.

With Tiner and Allard out front, Gregg worked lap after lap to get into the top two, though he had Sean Becker lurking behind him. On the 16th lap, contact between Gregg and a lapped car caused damage to Gregg’s entry that forced him to the pit area for the rest of the night.

“We had two really fast cars over the weekend, and as a driver that is a very good feeling,” he said. “We had some bad luck in traffic, but in this sport that is bound to happen. Huge thanks to everyone who supports both of these teams.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.

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ON TAP: Gregg will be in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway before he heads to Knoxville, IA for the Knoxville Nationals.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-17

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Brian Brown – Sioux Center Score Sets Up Final Stage for Knoxville!

(Bill W) July 21, 2014 – It has been a busy couple of weeks for Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team. After competing in the King’s Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, they scored a victory during JSTS Speedweek last Wednesday at the Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa. Three top fives followed last week, including a charge to fifth Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

I know the opening night of the King’s Royal (July 11) didn’t end the way you wanted it .

We just didn’t get qualified in there (24th quick), and once you do that, you’re scratching and clawing the rest of the night. We had an issue in the heat, and when you’re starting sixth in the B, it’s never easy. We were able to get ourselves in a transfer position though, but coming for the white flag, we blew a right rear tire. It could have been worse…we could have done it in turn three and torn some things up.

You timed in 26th for the King’s Royal, but you did make it through your heat to get in the show.

Ideally, you want to qualify 18th to 24th at the King’s Royal. The heat races there are as tough as any, and we were able to go from fifth to third in the heat.

You started 14th in the feature.

We were flirting with a top ten, running in the eighth to eleventh range most of the way. The last couple of restarts, we didn’t have the starts we needed and we ended up thirteenth. It was a bit of a disappointing weekend, but we didn’t tear anything up.

You won your heat at Sioux Center last Wednesday, and that got things off to a good start.

We’ve had some success there. We won there in 2013 and we were on the podium the year before. We started fourth in the feature, and Wayne (Johnson) and Cole (Wood) were setting a good pace. We were running third at that point.

Did you feel confident that you were going to move forward?

I wasn’t sure what we had for those guys, especially Wayne…he was out there a bit. The yellow came out. Everyone had kind of been running the bottom. We got back going there, and Cole got around the outside of Wayne. That’s when the red came out. At that point I was frustrated, because I thought that may have ruined my chance to win.

But you were able to get into the lead on the restart.

I think (the leaders) thought they better move around a bit in case it was faster up top. I just ran the line they had been running and was able to get the lead. So the red worked out for us.

Thursday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, you went from fourth to second in your heat and started the feature fourth.

I kind of settled into third there behind Cole and Gregg Bakker. I thought I may have a shot at winning it, but I hooked a hole wrong in three and four and went over the bank. I fell back to about eighth at that point, and I was playing catchup. We ended up fourth. I was disappointed, because I thought we’d be in contention to win, and that was 100% driver error.

Cole Wood was able to win that one.

I was very proud of Cole. Obviously, he works out of our area and works as hard as he can. He’s getting better and better every week, and his results are showing it.

Friday, you ran at Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota. That’s another track you’ve had success at. You won your heat from fourth and started fourth in the feature.

We were in contention to win at Fairmont. The track had taken rubber, and Lee (Grosz) made one small mistake in traffic. We were able to get by, but I just couldn’t get it turned, and he got back by. From that point, I just went for a couple of “Hail Mary’s” and nearly cleared him one time…it just didn’t work out and we were second.

Knoxville had its toughest 410 field of the year on Saturday. Still, you were the 31st car out and timed in second quick.

That’s a huge part of what we work on all year is the qualifying piece. Charlie Garrett engines with the Maxim chassis work great. I feel our engine program is second to none. Going out late and timing that well gives you confidence if you need to do that at Nationals. Hopefully, we won’t need to though!

The downside of qualifying 2nd quick, is you start your heat sixth needing to make the top five to get in the A. Craig Dollansky, AJ Moeller, Rico Abreu, Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl were in front of you, and you won it!

Looking at the lineup to start the heat, I don’t know if there was a tougher one all year long. I was trying to figure out which of the five I was going to pass to just make the feature. Chad (Morgan), Zach (Thomas) and all the guys had the car spot on. Whenever you can win a heat like that, it’s just a shot in the arm. If we can do it in that heat, we can definitely do it in a couple of weeks.

You started the main event seventh and it seemed like you fell back early.

We took a while to get going. We could run the top and the bottom. We were able to get by Terry (McCarl) and Sammy (Swindell) there and get to sixth. The yellow came out, and I just made a bad decision on the restart. I put myself in a bad spot, and Sammy came along and put me in a really bad spot. I was spinning my tires in the middle of the track. I think we were back in eighth there.

The car took off from that point.

From there, we had to fight back. We were able to get back by Terry and we got by Davey (Heskin). We were able to pass Sammy on the last lap for fifth. It was kind of disappointing, because I felt we had a shot to win before the yellow came out. To race the last half of the race catching up, rather than spending it figuring out how to win is tough. It just wasn’t good race management on my end.

I know the team’s focus is on the Nationals now.

A lot of preparation goes into the 360 and 410 Nationals. We’ll have a full week and a half here to prepare. Even though we’re not racing here and there, we have a lot going on for Knoxville. We’re ready to get after it.

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Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

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FVP: www.fvpparts.com

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Brian’s victory at Sioux Speedway last year came ahead of Jamie Veal, Gregg Bakker, Rico Abreu and Dusty Zomer.

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About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade-To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution

Marketing Partner of the Week – Maxim Racing

Brian says, “Chuck and Karen Merrill are not only great people, but they put everything into putting the best car out on the market. I’ve always been a supporter of theirs, and with Brian Brown Racing, you’ll always see their chassis.”

Brian has been partnering with Maxim since 2003. After years of success as a car owner, Chuck Merrill started his chassis business in a rented three-bay garage in November of 1988. The first car was driven by Johnny Herrera at the Florida All Stars Sprint Week in February of 1989. By June of that year, Maxim moved into a 7,000 square foot facility. By 2001, Maxim had grown substantially producing 304 chassis that year. In 2002, Maxim moved to its present 12,500 square foot location in Springfield, Illinois. Maxim continues to offer their customers unmatched service and support, and currently has 17 quality employees, and builds over 400 chassis on an annual basis. Their world-famous “K-car” was designed for Steve Kinser, and has won ten Knoxville Nationals titles and fourteen World of Outlaws championships! To top it all, Maxim offers a warranty if you are not completely satisfied with your car. For more information on Maxim, visit www.racemaxims.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – All Pro Cylinder Heads

All Pro Heads is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads, (as well as the new Generation 3 and Mopar W9RP) ,catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro. Visit them on the web at www.AllProHeads.com!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / www.impact4800.com, Champion Brands, DNA Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, www.RateWin.com, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy, Flexzilla and WSIB Insurance for all their support!

 

 

Cole Wood – Big Win at Rock Rapids!

(Bill W) July 21, 2014 – Cole Wood and the Cole Wood Racing #17w team got a bit of a monkey off their back by winning the feature event at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa last Thursday. The Auburn, California driver’s win at the JSTS stop at Rock Rapids was welcome, as it came a night after leading a good portion of the feature at the Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa. The team will focus on the Knoxville Raceway Saturday in anticipation of the 360 and 410 Nationals there.

The team towed to the Sprint Invaders show at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa two Friday’s ago. After running second in the heat, he ran fourth in the Dash and started third in the feature. “The cushion was really thin at Tipton,” says Cole. “I was able to get up to second, and I tried to make a move on (Terry) McCarl for the lead. I ended up getting into the corner too hot, and (Jon) Agan got by me. We were really running well. Without that mistake, I think we would have been second, or even won that show. It was good to get a podium finish.”

JSTS Speedweek started in Sioux Center on Wednesday. Cole would run second in his heat. “We started the feature in third,” he says. “I was able to get to second and Wayne Johnson was leading. With fifteen laps to go or so, everyone was running the bottom and I went up top. I was able to lead for seven laps, and then (Brian) Brown passed me on a restart after a caution. It started laying rubber on the bottom, and I stayed on the top for too long. I was fast up there, and I was trying to make it work. A couple of guys got by me and we ended up fourth.”

The winning night at Rock Rapids started with a heat win. “We had a good heat,” says Cole. “We were able to get the jump on the start. We were able to run away with that, and we were able to draw a two for the feature.”

Cole would lead every lap of the main event. “I was able to get the jump on (Roger) Crockett on the first start,” he says. “That was called back when Derrik Lusk got upside down. Then Crockett led the next one down the backstretch, but he got over the cushion in three and four and I got by him. It was kind of clear sailing from there. I kind of had a line that was working for me there.”

The win was the first in 2014 for the team. “It was really good for our team,” says Cole. “The night before, we had led the race and we ended up finishing fourth. That was kind of a disappointment for the team. To win the next night lifted everyone back up.”

Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota hosted the JSTS sprints on Friday. Cole would finish second in the heat. “We started second in the feature,” he says. “We ran second for a couple laps. Once again, Brown found the rubber and he passed us on the bottom. I was good up top, but loose on the bottom. The rubber stayed really thin, so I couldn’t hang with those guys down there. Three or four more guys got by me before I tightened up a little bit, and we finished seventh.”

The team was ready for 410 action at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. “Knoxville is brutal,” says Cole of the competition. “Saturday was the hardest group of cars I’ve ever seen at Knoxville. We were decent in qualifying (20th). We had a bit of motor problems, so we could have been a little better, but the car was good.”

Cole would qualify for the feature by running fourth in his heat. “The car was a lot better than what I ran in the heat,” he says. “If I could figure out running the bottom, it would have been better. In the feature, we started 16th. We had a really good night going. Brown was running ninth at the time, and we were up to 11th, two cars behind him. We had a caution, and it seemed the bottom got a lot better at that point. The top wasn’t as good for me as it had been. It took a while to get going again and we lost some ground (finishing 17th).”

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The Cole Wood Racing team would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Speed Mart, Moss Racing Engines, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Elk Grove Ford, Wion’s Body Shop, CSI Shocks, Prime Time Customs, Weld Wheels, Sparco, NorCal Boxer Rescue and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Two More Wins Set 360 Nationals Foundation!

(Bill W) July 21, 2014 – The trip to the Rocky Mountains proved well worth the scenic drive for Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team. They picked up two wins with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series, extending their point lead. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver won at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Montana and at the Black Hills Speedway near Rapid City, South Dakota. The team will regroup this week before tackling the Knoxville 360 Nationals next week.

ASCS visited Great Falls on Friday, July 11. Brad drew a heat starting spot outside of row three. “It was a fairly tough heat race,” he says. “We were only able to get up to fourth. We had a good car…it was just all we had. That’s part of the game.”

The finish saw him scheduled to start twelfth in the feature. “Jeff Swindell ended up changing motors, so we ended up starting tenth,” says Brad. “We decided to change the tires right before the feature. The green flag dropped, and I think we were up to fourth on the first lap.”

The charge continued all the way to the checkers. “We got to second pretty quickly, but it was one of those deals where the yellows were coming out at the wrong time,” says Brad. “We were faster than the leader, but we kept getting a caution. We were finally able to get by him on a restart, and led the rest of the race. That was pretty cool to get that win. It was a good points night. It’s special to come from tenth and win, rather than the front row.”

Billings Motorsports Park Speedway hosted the series the following night. Brad went from sixth to third in his heat. “There wasn’t a whole lot of moving around in the heat,” he says. “We were just standing on the gas. We were able to get from sixth to third, but we were one spot out of the redraw. It turned out if we had passed one more car, we’d have been high point guy.”

The main event saw him go from ninth to fifth. “We really got to fifth right away, and rode around there the rest of the race,” says Brad. “We were in a situation where we were running with the guys in front of us, but couldn’t quite get by them. It was a night where you’re o.k. to run fifth.”

Last Friday night, things started well with a heat race win in Rapid City. “We were lucky enough to draw the pole for the heat,” says Brad. “We were the only National car in the heat, which may have been a factor too.”

The redraw saw Brad start fourth in the feature. “It took about three starts to get the race going,” he says. “On about the third one, we ended up coming out running third. We ran there for a while. There was an open red on lap eleven. We were able to get into second right before it. We were able to make some changes on the car and it made a big difference.”

The difference meant a pass for the lead and another win. “I was able to get by Jason (Johnson) in lapped traffic with about ten laps to go,” says Brad. “From there, we just put it on cruise control, running around the bottom and picking up the win.”

The team made the 10+ hour tow to Knoxville to run with the 410’s on Saturday night. “We had our fresh motor that we’ll be running at the Nationals,” says Brad. “We’d tried some things with the gearing to try and find some speed. It didn’t do quite what we wanted it to do (19th quick). We were still able to make the heat invert.”

Brad would run fifth in his heat race. “We missed the setup a little bit, but still made it to the feature,” he says. “I felt like we had a really good car in the feature. We started 15th and it felt like we were going forward. We had a nozzle line come loose and we had an engine fire. That ended the night, and we’re getting the motor checked out today. We’re making sure it’s good to go for Nationals.”

The team is carrying confidence into the 360 Nationals, which will run July 31 to August 2 at Knoxville. “I feel our 360 program is really rolling right now,” says Brad. “I feel we’re one of the teams to beat this year. All of our attention is on getting our cars ready to go for the Nationals. We’ll be ready to Rock ‘N Roll!”

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Brad and the Loyet Motorsports team would like to thank primary sponsors: Vacuworx Global, Miller Truck Lines, and Loyet Landscape Maintenance. Associate sponsors: Maxim Race Cars, J and D Performance Racing Engines, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meramec Heights Collision Center, KSE Racing, Weld Wheels, Penske Shocks, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hepfner Racing Products, DMI, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Bell Helmets, TI 64, Conroy Control, The Engine Heater, Ealey Transportation, and Speedway Motors.

 

 

SALDANA AND THE OUTLAWS CONTINUE NORTHEAST SWING

THROUGH THE END OF JULY

FULTON, N.Y. (July 21, 2014) – The World of Outlaws close the month of July with races on the East Coast.

Wednesday, July 23, Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team along with the traveling winged sprint car drivers will make their last stateside stand at Fulton Speedway. This is only the fourth time the Outlaws have competed on this 3/8-mile high-banked oval in upstate New York with the most recent appearance in 2010.

Then the “Greatest Show on Dirt” travels north of the border and makes a three-race Northeastern swing through Canada. Its first stop is Saturday, July 26 at Autodrome Drummond in Quebec, a track where Saldana stood in victory lane in 2012. Sunday will find the WoO teams pitside at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario, going wheel to wheel on the high-banked quarter-mile. Last year was the Outlaws’ first appearance at this track.

The Northeastern Canadian swing caps off at the high-banked Ohsweken Speedway 3/8-mile Tuesday, July 29.

“We always look forward to seeing the Canadian fans,” said Saldana. “They are very enthusiastic and we always play to a full house.

“We have been back in our qualifying groove recently and have had some consistent finishes in the A Main. We hope to be able to keep that consistency as we go through this Northeast swing. It helps build confidence for the Ironman coming up the first weekend of August, followed by the biggest show of the year, the Knoxville Nationals.

“Our Speedway Engines have been strong and I feel confident in where we are right now as we continue to work hard to get better.

“It’s important to stay mentally positive. I am really enjoying being in the race car and we have a great team behind us along with a lot of encouragement from Dan (Motter, team owner), Doug Harris at HE&M Saw and Lonnie Olson at Beltline Body Shop.”

 

 

Holtgraver Will Visit Port Royal Speedway This Saturday! Central PA Visit Helps Prepare for Knoxville Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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Pittsburgh, PA (July 21st, 2014) - After taking the most recent weekend off to regroup and rebuild, six-time main event winner in 2014, Danny Holtgraver, will jump back into the seat this Saturday night, and venture to central Pennsylvania for a night of competition in ‘Posse Country.’ Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprint car, will venture east this Saturday evening, July 26th to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for a regular night of sprint car action. With Port Royal Speedway’s shape and size closely resembling that of Knoxville Raceway, Holtgraver feels that a night out east will help him prepare for his upcoming trip to Knoxville, Iowa.

“After getting caught up in some trouble at Lernerville during the Silver Cup, we decided to take this most recent weekend off, and get things ready for the next few weeks” explained Holtgraver, “We decided to head out to Port Royal Speedway this weekend before heading to Knoxville for the ‘360’ nationals and ‘410’ nationals...Port Royal Speedway is big...takes momentum to get around that place...a night there will help us dial-in for Knoxville...can’t thank everyone enough for sticking behind this team through thick and thin...we’ve had our share of wins, but we’ve also had our share of tough times this season...everyone keeps digging and keeps working hard...can’t thank Rob Hunter enough; he’s the backbone...he allows me to keep doing what I love to do...hopefully we can go to Port Royal and figure out what we need to do before heading to Knoxville.”

Port Royal Speedway will feature a full program for the ‘410’ sprints this Saturday night. Holtgraver will battle some of the best that central Pennsylvania has to offer this Saturday night; including current Port Royal Speedway point leader, Mike Wagner. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights: Earned UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions win at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday, June 21st; Earned ‘P.P.M.S’ win on Sunday, June 29th

2014 Wins: 6: (1-Butler Speedway (ASCoC) (MI); 2- Lernerville Speedway (PA); 1 - Mercer Raceway Park (PA); 1-Eldora Speedway (ASCoC); 1- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PA))

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Berlin Natural Bakery, Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Kistler Engines, Butler Built, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com’

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Swindell Sets Quick Time at Knoxville and Huset's

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 21, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports pilot Sammy Swindell established quick time during a pair of races last weekend.

Swindell timed in fastest at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday before he guided the Big Game Treestands team to the quickest time in qualifying on Sunday with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Huset's Speedway.

Unfortunately, the speed Swindell showed at the beginning of both nights stuck him in the middle of traffic during the competition.

Based on the heat race inversion at Knoxville Raceway, Swindell lined up on the outside of the third row for his heat race. He picked up one position to lock himself into the feature, where he was forced to start eighth based on the main event inversion.

"At Knoxville we went in there with something different than we had before and it was good enough for fast time (in qualifying)," he said. "I wasn't real happy with it, but we left it there for the heat. It wasn't really what I was looking for so we made another big change for the feature. It was better, but the race track was fast. It was hard to do a lot of passing."

Swindell advanced from eighth to fifth place before he finished with a sixth-place result.

"I can say we learned a lot," he said. "We had a good car all night. I found some stuff in a direction I don't want to go and in one direction I want to explore more. We were doing a lot of different things with the car, the aero part, the setup part and motors. We were trying to get as much done in one night as we could other than trying to win a race. But with the way the track was, if I would have started on the front row we would have definitely won it."

The Big Game Treestands team used an older car for Sunday's event at Huset's Speedway.

"We didn't want to take a chance at ruining another car," Swindell said. "We were definitely quick all night."

Swindell advanced from fourth to second place in his heat race and from fifth to third place in the dash, which lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"I went right to second on the start, but Ian Madsen was pretty good early," he said. "I was taking my time. I knew there wasn't much chance to pass until we got to traffic. When we did get to traffic it seemed like he got to pass guys before the corners and I caught them in corners. I just never really got a great break in traffic and at the end we had a tire going down with a few laps to go. We were pretty fortunate for it to not come apart and to finish third."

Swindell ended with the podium result, which marked his 12th top five of the season. He will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

"There's a lot of things we've got to do this week before we go back to Knoxville," he said. "Hopefully it'll all be positive and we'll have a good week."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 19 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 6 (8).

July 20 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 21 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Big Game Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

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INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

USAC Southwest Sprints Spice Up Summer Slam at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (July 21, 2014) – Into the closing days of July means the heat is in full effect in Arizona, which is only fitting for Canyon Speedway Park’s Third Annual Summer Slam this Saturday night.

And “Chargin’” Charles Davis, Jr., will be gunning for a third consecutive Summer Slam title as the wingless wonders of the USAC Southwest Sprint Car series headline the heated event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval with IMCA Modifieds, Micro Sprints, Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars in action as well. Racing action goes green at 7:00 p.m.

Picking up momentum in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car ranks is reigning series champion R.J. Johnson of Phoenix. Johnson has moved atop the point charts with a 19-point advantage over Charles Davis, Jr., with Josh Pelkey just another 14 points back in third.

That lead trio of Johnson, Davis, Jr., and Pelkey has monopolized USAC Southwest victory lane in points racing action this year as well. Johnson has topped the most recent pair of events including the Father’s Day Classic on June 14, with Pelkey topping two of the three initial events around a Davis, Jr., triumph on April 26.

Davis, Jr., will try to stay perfect in Summer Slam action after beating Johnson, Rick Ziehl and Pelkey to the line in the inaugural version in 2012 and then leading Shon Deskins and Johnson to the checkered flag last year.

Last year’s Summer Slam runner-up, Deskins enters Saturday’s card fourth in USAC Southwest points behind Johnson, Davis, Jr., and Pelkey with Matt Rossi rounding out the current top five. The rest of the current top ten includes Mike Martin, Tye Mihocko, Michael Colegrove, Andrew Reinbold and Nick Aiuto.

While Davis, Jr., guns for another Summer Slam title, Ricky Thornton, Jr., will try to keep the hot hand in the IMCA Modified ranks.

Thornton, Jr., has won nine of 11 IMCA Modified feature events at CSP in 2014 including all five in championship points chase action to build a 30-point edge over Cody Center with Steve Stultz, Ryan Roath and Jason Noll also in the top five. Only seven points separates the four drivers ranked second through fifth.

While Matt Martinez has topped the last two Pure Stock features and three of the last five, he is still one point behind Chris McCurdy, Jr., in the title chase. Zack Madrid is just eight points out of the lead in third with Joe Vlasity and John Parmeley in the top five.

Kenny Hilton is the most recent Micro Sprint winner after a June 14 triumph while Keaton Swane bested the field last time out in Dwarf Cars.

Tickets for Saturday’s Third Annual Summer Slam are just $15, with a $2 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News. The track update registration can be found at the top of the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com home page.

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

 

 

URSS Sprint Cars Headline First Responders Night Friday at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 21, 2014) – The United Rebel Sprint Series takes center stage during Friday night’s First Responder Night atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval that coincides with the ten-day long Dodge City Days festival.

First Responders and family receive free admission to Friday night’s action that fires off at 7:30 p.m.

Along with the URSS Sprint Cars, the track’s championship chase divisions of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars will be in action as well.

Friday’s card marks the third of four URSS stops at DCRP in 2014 with Zac Taylor victorious over a 28-car field on May 10 and then Jake Bubak finally breaking the streak of ten different winners in as many events by topping the 29-car URSS portion of the Steve King Memorial on June 28 with a last corner pass for the win.

The reigning URSS National champion, Arvada, Colorado’s Bubak leads both URSS National and Kansas Regional points.

Bubak holds a 178-point lead over Liberal’s Steven Richardson in National points with Jeremy Huish, Zach Blurton and Wyoming’s Taylor among the top five. In Kansas points, Bubak’s lead is just 20 points over Richardson with Blurton another 26 points back in third.

While Bubak leads the Sprint Car ranks into Friday’s action, Ryan Heger, Jeff Kaup, Perry Misner and William Bauer hold top rankings in DCRP championship chase action.

Hugoton’s Heger is just one point ahead of defending champ Austin Allen of Wichita in the IMCA Modified title chase with Woodard, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott just 13 points out of the lead in third. Brendon Gemmill became the first repeat winner of the year in this past weekend’s Second Annual Modified Stampede.

Woodward’s Kaup still holds an 80-point lead in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks despite a rough ending in Saturday’s card, while Misner stretched his IMCA Stock Car points lead 77 points with his fourth win of the year on Saturday. Bauer continues to cling to the Thunder Car points lead with a 13-point advantage over Saturday night winner Matt O’Hair.

While First Responders and family get in free on Friday, general admission tickets for adults are just $15 with children 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Wheatley Returning to the Midwest to Compete This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions � LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (July 21, 2014) � Austen Wheatley will return to the road this weekend following a weekend off and a refreshing trip home.

Wheatley and his team will potentially kick off the weekend on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, prior to Saturday�s season debut at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. It will mark the first of two visits to the famed half-mile oval before the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey�s General Stores Aug. 6-9.

�Knoxville is all about qualifying,� he said. �It�s really hard to just show up there and put laps together for the first time. I think running as many half-mile tracks as we did in Pennsylvania a couple of weeks ago should help us.�

Saturday will be Wheatley�s first event at Knoxville Raceway since last year�s Nationals.

He will then tackle Huset�s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time since 2012.

�We go good there every time,� he said. �I think the last time I was there I set quick time and the track was really hooked up. They drew an eight for the invert and I finished with a top 10.�

SEASON STATS �

30 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT �

Possibly Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset�s Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS �

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DownForceDesigns?fref=ts

APPAREL �

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT � Astro Titanium

Established in 1999, Astro Titanium manufactures quality titanium fasteners for sprint cars and midgets. Based out of Noti, Ore., owner Dave Sims has developed his business into a titanium leader on a national scale. For more information, visit http://www.AstroTitanium.com.

�Astro Titanium and Dave Sims have been with me since the beginning of my career,� Wheatley said. �Anytime we have a problem, we call Dave up and he helps. He�s a really personable guy and his products work great.�

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Downforce Designs, The Oil Medics, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS �

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Scelzi Rallies from 17th to Fourth-Place Finish at Placerville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (July 21, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi rebounded from a slow start to score his best career result at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

Scelzi kicked off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event by qualifying 18th quickest around the high-banked bullring.

"We went there with the setup that we have been running, but we were a little tight and it killed us in qualifying with the big cushion," he said. "We were just too tight and that put us behind the eight ball."

Scelzi then advanced from sixth to fifth place in his heat race, which was enough to lock the Roth Motorsports backed team into the main event.

"We were fortunate enough to get to the transfer, but didn't really have much for the top four," he said. "I talked to Peter (Murphy) over the phone before the main event and we were both on the same page. We changed a ton of stuff around and we were amazing in the main event."

After starting on the inside of the ninth row, Scelzi began to move forward on the second lap before nearly being involved in a crash.

"I didn't get as good of a start as I'd like," he said. "I got going and around two cars on the second lap. A car underneath me kept coming up and knocked my nose wing down. That took away my ability to run the top. But without the nose wing it lightened me up to get off the corner. However, as the race went on and got slicker it hurt me. We were fortunate enough that the bottom was really good and a lot of guys were moving up throughout the race."

Scelzi stayed on the bottom groove throughout the main event. He was up to sixth place when a late red flag allowed his team to pull the nose wing up enough to allow air underneath.

"That helped tremendously," he said. "I jumped up to fifth on the restart and on the last lap someone went spinning and I was able to miss him and get to fourth."

Scelzi's fourth-place result was his fourth top five of the season and his second in a row. It also earned him the Hard Charger Award.

"We definitely rebounded pretty good," he said. "We were really excited, especially with how the night started. For one, it was great to finish. For two, to run up through there and get a top five was awesome."

Scelzi will return to competition with the King of the West this Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 19 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 4 (17).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

In 1979, brothers Mike, James and Gary Scelzi began manufacturing their line of flatbeds out of their company's 4,500-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif. They added truck service bodies and crane bodies to their line in 1990. Today, Scelzi Enterprises is the Valley's largest manufacturer and supplier of truck bodies and parts. The operation includes 16 acres with more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Fresno alone. Scelzi Enterprises creates custom truck bodies for a wide range of customers, from single vehicles for individuals to entire fleets for some of California's largest companies and utilities. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years. They owned a sand dragster when my dad was young and started racing, and my uncle owned a very famous hard top years ago with many famous California drivers behind the wheel, including the one and only Dave Pombo Sr."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Roth Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, Sparco and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Racing Fans Direct

-Contact : Robert Altman @e-mail racingfansdirect@outlook.com or 443-974-7027

Our plans are full speed ahead for the 2015 Knoxville Nationals Tour #10 , to be officially released by flyers,ads , mail and other forms of advertising after this years Knoxville Nationals . The tour can be easily accessed from anywhere in the USA or overseas , and I guarantee the tour will save you money when traveling with RFD . The tour includes hotel for all four days , tickets , transportation daily from hotel to the races , airfare discounts from various airports, free tickets to the National Sprint Car of Fame ,and to the great Iowa State Fair and more .

Then on September 13 , RFD we’ll be at the Selinsgrove Speedway for our “ Salute to the Fans Autograph session with the help of 10 to 14 of the Pa Posse drivers , along with free giveaways , drinks , snacks, candy for the kids , and more for you the great fans . In the early fall our plan is to release the new fan organization entitled “ United Racing Fans “ where being a member will pay off in many ways in going to the races , your everyday expenses , business discounts again to help you save money and more coming for you .

And a 3 day tour to Indiana Speedweek is being put together at this writing ,along with a “ Slide into Opening the 2015 season Party for fans , drivers, owners ,and friends sometime in March at a place TO BE ANNOUNCED .These are our plans at this moment to bring you the utmost in racing , where RFD is creating a “ New Experience in Racing “ . If you have any questions, comments , ideas , or would like to sign up for any of the previous mentioned , don’t hesitate to e-mail me at racingfansdirect@outlook.com or at 443-974-7027.

 

 

$2,500 Top Prize Up for Grabs in Patriot Sprint Tour Event Saturday at Woodhull

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (July 21, 2014)- After a six week hiatus for many race teams, the second half of the Patriot Sprint Tour America Season is set to get underway.

The Patriot Sprint Tour returns to the highbanks of the Woodhull Raceway this Saturday for the ninth PST America event of 2014. The season lidlifter was at the tight 1/3-mile oval back in May but this time around, $2,500 will go to the winner of the 25-lap event. This will be the only race of the weekend after the new management at Clinton County was forced to cancel the Friday Night stop. In addition, for the fourth year in a row, competitors with 305 engines will once again be racing for $1,000 in bonuses, including $300 for the highest finisher.

Back in May, Chuck Hebing put on a clinic, driving away from the field to score his sixth career win at Ted White’s facility. “Cobra” will be back this Saturday to pull off the season sweep, which interestingly he has never done, despite all of his success at the track.

Current series point leader and defending champion Jared Zimbardi has been on a tear this year, but if there is one track that has always had his number, it is the Woodhull Raceway. Zimbardi was able to scrap together a top 10 in May but it will be interesting how “The Juice” fairs this weekend.

This will be the first PST America event for local favorite Steve Collins since his win in weekly action at Ohsweken. Collins won a dash in his first race at Woodhull back in 2011 and had a top five going earlier this year until a final lap crash relegated him back to eighth. Fellow series regular Brad Knab was one of the drivers who benefited from the final lap incident and drove up to fifth and thus is looking forward to his first race in a month and a half. Dave and Scott Just have also used the break to regroup and look forward to a return to action, particularly Scott, who was inside the top five in May until a late-race mechanical failure knocked him out.

Tour mainstays Tyler Graves, Clint Ide, Derek Jonathan, Dane Lorenc, Scott Kreutter, Parker Evans, Joe Trenca, Stephen Hutchinson Jr. and Paul Habeck are expected to compete, as are Jamie Bodo, Tracy Potter and George Suprick, who each ran finished up front in May.

With the top five finishing 305 sprints all taking a share of the bonuses offered, a number of teams are expected to mix things up. Darryl and Alysha Ruggles, Steve and Will Glover, Jonathan and Chris Preston, Josh Azzi, Kelly Hebing and Dan Kuhn are just some of the names that could try their hand at the highbanks this Saturday.

Gates will swing open Saturday at 4:30 P.M., with racing getting under way at 6:30 P.M. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot History at Woodhull

Races: 12

9/1/2007 Chuck Hebing

5/24/2008 Chuck Hebing

5/30/2009 Bobby Breen

7/31/2010 Chuck Hebing

7/31/2010 Dan Shetler

5/21/2011 Chuck Hebing

7/30/2011 Bryan Howland

5/19/2012 Chuck Hebing

7/21/2012 Justin Barger

5/11/2013 Bryan Howland

8/17/2013 Justin Barger

5/10/2014 Chuck Hebing

 

 

Summer Nationals Triumph Marks Dewease’s 300th Career Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though it hasn’t quite been the year Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team were hoping for, Dewease rose to the occasion on Saturday night at the Williams Grove Speedway and picked up the team’s third win of the season as they defeated the World of Outlaws to win the Summer Nationals, and in doing so, Dewease picked up his 300th career win.

“It feels great to get back in victory lane and get this flag here at Williams Grove,” Dewease said as he was handed his checkered flag in victory lane. “It has been 14 months since we were here, and it feels great. This place is very special to me.”

Saturday night started off with Dewease timing in the C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron machine ninth fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat.

Taking advantage of his starting position, Dewease pull away to the victory, earning a position in the dash, which he would win, putting him on the pole of the feature event.

Waiting a ran storm that hit the area, Dewease settled into the second spot when the race started in the early hours on Sunday morning, chasing after Lucas Wolfe.

Stalking Wolfe in the early stages of the race, Dewease was careful not to tip his hand to Wolfe, and following a caution on the eighth lap, Dewease was able to take command of the race, as he had Donny Schatz chasing after him.

On the 18th lap, the red flew to allow crews to clean up oil that was on the surface from an expired engine, and when the action resumed, Dewease remained strong out front, as he quickly found himself in lapped traffic.

Admittedly trying to time lapped traffic to reach them getting into the corner, Dewease backed off a little too much, and opened the door for Schatz, but Dewease would not be denied on this night as he fended off the World of Outlaw point, leader and celebrated his 300th career win in fitting style, beating the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove.

“It’s a great rivalry, and it is a sweet feeling to beat them,” he added. “They have great racers, and we have great racers, and it is always a great battle.”

Friday night during the opener of the Summer Nationals, Dewease went out late for time trials and tripped the clock with the 27th fastest lap of the night.

Starting seventh in his heat, Dewease put on a very impressive charge as he worked his way into the third spot, transferring to the feature event, where he gridded the field in the 23rd position.

The feature event saw the Fayetteville, PA driver pick up a handful of positions as he raced with a bunch of his PA rivals en route to a 16th place finish.

On Thursday night at the Lincoln Speedway, Dewease timed in 30th quickest before a sixth place finish in heat race action.

Lining up 10th in the LCQ, Dewease’s ninth place effort ended his night, as he did not transfer into the feature event.

“This racing is all about the draw sometimes,” he said. “ I thought we were pretty good at Lincoln, and we didn’t make the show, and on Friday night we raced really well, but a late draw for qualifying put us in a hole, and we didn’t time in well. We haven’t been good on the big tracks all year, so this was a shot of confidence, and hopefully we can keep improving. I am having a blast racing with the Dietz family, and can’t thank them for the position they have put me in.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS : Starts-35, Wins-3, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-18.

ON TAP: Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports will be in action on Friday night back at Williams Grove, Saturday night at Port Royal, and on Sunday he will hit Path Valley.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports.

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For more information contact sales@PetersenMediaInc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/petersenmedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter.

 

 

Madsen Picks Up Pair Of Second Place Finishes With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen is continuing to stay hot during the busiest stretch of his 2014 season, and over the last week, the St. Marys, NSW driver picked up two more second place finishes.

“This car is just a dream to drive, and I can’t thank my guys enough for the fantastic effort they put in to make me look good,” Madsen said.

Kicking his week off at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at the Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday night, Madsen got off to a very quick start as he timed in third fas