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O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the Outlaws at Lakeside: By the Numbers

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — May, 22 2015 — The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will once again visit Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City this year as O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the Outlaws at Lakeside. This year’s edition of the event is set for Saturday, June 6 at the semi-banked, four-tenths-mile. Kerry Madsen is the defending race winner at Lakeside, while 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman won in 2003 at the track. A stout field of competitors, led by six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, will hit the track for a full night of racing, along with contenders Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana among others. As a very competitive season continues, here are a few numbers to ponder as O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the Outlaws at Lakeside on Saturday, June 6.

O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the Outlaws at Lakeside: By the Numbers

0.4- Miles around Lakeside Speedway

2- Tracks in the state of Kansas that the World of Outlaws race at in 2015; Drivers currently competing full-time with the World of Outlaws that have won at the track

4- Drivers inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame that have won races with the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway over the years

8- Drivers that have won with the series at Lakeside

9- Tracks in Kansas that the World of Outlaws have raced at, dating back to 1979

13- Different seasons in which the World of Outlaws have raced at Lakeside Speedway

13.304- Track record, established by Paul McMahan in 2014

16- Laps led by Kerry Madsen last season en route to winning at Lakeside Speedway

30- Laps scheduled for the main event on Saturday, June 6

198- Miles from I-80 Speedway in Nebraska, where the World of Outlaws race on Friday, June 5 to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas

1955- Year that racing first began at Lakeside Speedway

1980- Year the World of Outlaws first raced at Lakeside Speedway

1989- Year that Lakeside Speedway moved to its current location

10,000- Dollars the winner will receive on Saturday, June 6

Tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the World of Outlaws at Lakeside event on Saturday, June 6 can be purchased online at: http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Fans can also take advantage of the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 OFF Special and receive $5 OFF when purchasing a General Admission ticket at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores. The ticket buyer will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for a ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets visit www.slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance Team Look To Continue Torrid May Pace in Charlotte, Lawrenceburg

INDIANAPOLIS (May 21, 2015) – Reaching new heights and continuing to get better has been the ongoing goal the past few seasons for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s Donny Schatz and the Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team in the rugged World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series. The six-time and reigning WoO champion is off to a tremendous start in 2015 and is looking to continue building momentum during one of the biggest weekends in motorsports at a pair of tracks where he’s traditionally been extremely successful.

Schatz resumes his quest for a seventh WoO championship behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J Friday in Charlotte with the Circle K Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway and will close the Memorial Day weekend with Monday’s race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

The Fargo, North Dakota resident is the all-time winningest driver at The Dirt Track with seven career victories. He’s motivated to win number eight at the 4/10-mile dirt oval after finishing second last May and charging from the back of the field to finish fourth in the 2014 Bad Boy Buggies World Finals. Schatz is on a two-race winning streak at Lawrenceburg after picking up wins at the 3/8-mile high-banked, dirt oval in May 2013 and May 2014.

With his 10 victories in the first 27 WoO races, Schatz reached double figures in wins quicker than he has in any previous WoO season. Two weeks ago, he swept weekend at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and last weekend he scored wins at historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and made Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway the 72nd different track where he’s won a WoO A-Feature during his 19-year WoO career.

Success in Charlotte has been a regular occurrence Schatz. He has made the starting field 31 of the 32 WoO A-Feature contested at the 4/10-mile, dirt oval and won six times, earned 18 podium finishes and finished inside the top-10 27 times. He also competed in all six preliminary features that were held the first three years the track was in existence between 2000 and 2002. Schatz won his third start at the facility in October 2000 leading all 30 laps en route to the preliminary victory. His first WoO A-Feature triumph at The Dirt Track came in the May 2007 where Schatz put on a thrilling charge from 10th and took the lead from Paul McMahan with three laps remaining. He capped his third WoO championship in 2008 by claiming his second Charlotte WoO A-Feature win. Schatz was a Charlotte winner again in May 2010. And he closed the 2011 season by sweeping the World Finals. His most recent victory came in the 2013 World Finals opener.

Schatz has won three of the last five WoO A-features contested at Lawrenceburg since it was transformed from a quarter-mile, dirt oval into a high-banked, 3/8-mile track. He won in May 2009 and then again the previous two Memorial Day races.

With four wins in the previous six races, Schatz continues to be the hottest driver on the WoO tour. He charged from ninth to second Tuesday night at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway and pushed his lead in the championship standings to 71 points over Shane Stewart. Schatz leads the series with 10 wins, 18 top-fives, and 24 top-10s.

For Friday’s race at The Dirt Track, the pit gates open at 1 p.m. EDT and grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 704-455-3275.

Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. EDT and the grandstands at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit lawrenceburgspeedway.com or call 812-539-4700.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races 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 Sprint 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 updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

What makes coming to The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway different than other venues on the 88-race schedule?

“The Dirt Track is a first-class facility and they work extremely hard to give us a track where you can run multiple lines and move around. Being there during the Coca-Cola 600 is always fun, because it’s a major race weekend and we get to compete in front of our boss Tony Stewart and a lot of our friends from NASCAR. They come out and see what we do. It’s still a race night, but it’s a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase our team, Bad Boy Buggies and Chevrolet Performance. We’ve had some success in the May event and it’s a great way to start a really busy part of our season. The Dirt Track is a fast track. We make good speed. You have to be able to run both the top and the bottom and sometimes through the middle. We were battling inside the top-five the last time we were there and had a little problem, which sent us to the back of the field. We were able to come all the way back to third…I thought we had a chance to win it too. Any time you can do that, you know you are at a really good track and have a good car. Hopefully, we don’t have to run from the back of the pack again on Friday night.”

You are almost through May. How would you rate the first four months of the 2015 campaign?

“It’s been a promising start for us. We’ve won races, but we also have had a few more that we were close to getting. The biggest thing is that we have had success at some places where we haven’t maybe been as good as we wanted to be in the past. We’re looking forward to coming back to Charlotte. It’s a track where we’ve won races in the past and I know my crew - Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman - has been doing a great job of giving me a fast car. I’m the fortunate one that gets to drive this car every night. Tony Stewart has built an incredible team. We have great partners in Bad Boy Buggies and Chevrolet Performance and just want to keep getting them wins as often as we can.”

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING HOPING TO WIN IN ITS BACKYARD

HOMEBASE: For the first time in 2015, Larson Marks Racing will compete at what it considers its hometrack, The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Larson Marks Racing shop is located in Mooresville, N.C., just 20 miles northwest of the track. In this race one year ago, driver Shane Stewart, was involved in an accident on a restart in the feature event that ended the team's night prematurely with a 21st-place finish.

SUPPORT THE TEAM: On Saturday, the Larson Marks Racing team will attend the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway to support the team's co-owner, Kyle Larson. Larson will be competing in the No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet and attempting to defend the win he earned in this race one year ago.

MEMORIAL DAY IN INDIANA: On Monday, the team returns to the Midwest to compete in a one-day show at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. In 2014, Stewart earned quick time at Lawrenceburg, his first with Larson Marks Racing. He started seventh in the feature event and finished eighth.

RACE AGAINST THE BEST: ENEOS, a brand of products from the largest oil company in Japan, is a proud partner of Larson Marks Racing. On Friday, ENEOS is hosting the inaugural ENEOS 250 at GoPro Motorplex. The event is free to the public and the first 240 fans to register at 11am can race for free as well. The top 16 one-lap times in heat races will transfer to the feature event to compete against Stewart, Larson and ENEOS Global Rallycross driver Steve Arpin. For more information, visit www.eneos.us/eneos-racing.

STRONG START: Larson Marks Racing has had a strong start to their first full season of World of Outlaws competition. In 27 WoO starts this season, LMR has earned three wins, 14 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes. Driver Shane Stewart trails defending champion Donny Schatz by 71 points.

IMPROVING THE FINISH: In the 214 World of Outlaws races completed this season, Larson Marks Racing has held or improved its starting position in all but four races.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks owns the aforementioned GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a five-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing in both NASCAR XFINITY and Sprint Cup Series races at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by Scotty Martin of Camano Island, Wash., with Andrew Seamans from Syracuse, N.Y.. and Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next race at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park on Friday, May 29.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

 

 

Taylor Ferns to Race with All Stars & World of Outlaws in Indiana

By Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — May 21, 2015 — Indiana is the place to be for open wheel racing in the days leading up to and including Memorial Day. Taylor Ferns will hit the track on Hoosier soil twice in the coming days as she races at a pair of Indiana ovals in winged sprint car events. She will compete with both the All Stars and World of Outlaws in a four-day period aboard the Eco-Mend/Jimmy’s Towing Maxim.

Ferns will open the holiday weekend with the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) All Star Circuit of Champions at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana on Friday, May 22. She will wrap things up on Memorial Day with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 25.

The Michigan native, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, will be making her second start of the season at Plymouth Speedway in Northern Indiana. She raced at the three-eighths-mile last weekend with a 360-cubic-inch engine under the hood in a Sprints on Dirt event. Ferns finished third in the first heat race at Plymouth on May 16 and was eighth in the main event, with a solid field in attendance. That race marked the first time that the 2011 USAC D1 Midget Series champion had raced at Plymouth since it became a dirt track. She had previously raced on the former half-mile paved configuration in both a midget and a late model.

“We had a really good car and a strong run at Plymouth (Speedway) last weekend,” said Ferns. “I was up to about fourth at the start and a red flag came out and I restarted eighth and kind of ended up riding around in that position. We had a lot stronger car than where we finished. Even though it was one of our stronger runs this year, we still have some progress to make, especially on my end, adjusting and getting back in the seat. It gives us some momentum, though, going into a couple of tough races this weekend.”

The last time that Ferns raced at Lawrenceburg Speedway was in 2013, during Indiana Midget Week for the Honda USAC National Midget Series. She also raced at the high-banked, three-eighths-mile during the 2012 edition of Indiana Midget Week. The World of Outlaws event on Memorial Day will mark her first sprint car start at the track.

“Lawrenceburg has a lot of banking and is fast,” she explained. “You get up to speed there really quick. The surface there seems to hold moisture pretty well. When I have run there in the past in the midget, it definitely had a lot of character and got a little rough. I’ve heard that it slicks over when the Outlaws run there. Every time you go to a race track it’s a different experience, especially with a dirt track. The track will never be the same twice.”

In 2015, Ferns has raced with the All Stars four times, including in the season opening Bubba Army Winternationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida in February. She finished eighth on opening night and was 11th in the next two features for the series.

Ferns has made one appearance with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series this year, with that coming on Mother’s Day weekend in the “Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends” at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio. In the opener of that event, she finished ninth in a heat race and ended the night in the B-main. The follow evening, she had engine trouble in time trials and was forced to scratch for the remainder of the night. Last year, she competed with the World of Outlaws at both Eldora and Bloomington Speedway in the fall.

Thus far in 2015, Ferns has raced with four different series in four different states as she continues a “True Outlaw” schedule. With the weather warming up, she looks to turn around some bad luck that has followed her early this season.

“Having two solid runs, avoiding wrecks and being smart will make it a solid weekend,” said Ferns in regards to racing at Plymouth and Lawrenceburg. “We want to be aggressive, but also smart at the same time. We’ve had a lot going on the last few months and it has taken away from our full concentration at the race track. We are completely focused now and looking to have a couple of good runs.”

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Eco-Mend, 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.

 

 

Blaney, Starks, Lasoski, Scelzi and Bruce Jr. Earn Top Fives for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 21, 2015) - A handful of Inside Line Promotions drivers captured a top-five finish last weekend.

Dale Blaney powered his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored sprint car to a runner-up result on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

Trey Starks led the majority of the main event on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., before he finished second by 0.127 of a second.

Big Game Motorsports pilot Danny Lasoski maneuvered from eighth to a second-place result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Giovanni Scelzi rallied from 10th to a third-place finish on Friday at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif.

Tony Bruce Jr. picked up a fourth-place result on Friday at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region.

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NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway: By the Numbers

GREENWOOD, Neb. — May 21, 2015 — The NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Friday, June 5, accounts for one of just two visits by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to the state of Nebraska in 2015. The event will also feature the Malvern Bank SLMR Late Model Series. After a 12-year hiatus, the World of Outlaws returned to the semi-banked four-tenths-mile last season, with Joey Saldana claiming the victory. Dating back to 1995, the series has contested 13 A-Feature events at I-80 Speedway. Eight drivers have visited victory lane with the series at I-80 Speedway since 1995. Here’s some interesting numbers from World of Outlaws events at I-80 Speedway over the years.

NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway: By the Numbers

0.4- Miles around I-80 Speedway

2- Races in Nebraska this season for the World of Outlaws

4- Drivers that are enshrined in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame that have won with the series at I-80 Speedway

5- Tracks in Nebraska that the World of Outlaws has raced at over the years

6- Consecutive seasons that the series competed at I-80 Speedway between 1995-2000

8- Drivers that have won with the series at I-80 Speedway

11- Different drivers that have won A-Feature events with the series thus far in 2015; Drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2015 that raced at I-80 Speedway last year

13- Main events contested by the World of Outlaws at I-80 Speedway, dating back to 1995

13.71- Track record at I-80 Speedway, established in 2000

14.076- Quick time last year, set by Paul McMahan

30- Laps scheduled for the A-Feature event on Friday, June 5

646- Miles from Kokomo Speedway in Indiana, where the World of Outlaws race on June 3 to I-80 Speedway in Nebraska

1979- Year the World of Outlaws first raced in Nebraska

1995- Year the series first I-80 Speedway (then-Nebraska Raceway Park) for the first time

10,000- Dollars the winner will receive on Friday, June 5

Tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway are available online at www.slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023. Fans can also take advantage of the NAPA Auto Parts $5 OFF Special and get $5 Off General Admission tickets when they present a NAPA proof of purchase receipt at the ticket gate on race day. Limit 2 people per receipt (Grandstand Only).

For more information on tickets visit www.slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

 

 

World of Outlaws at Kokomo Speedway: By the Numbers

KOKOMO, Ind. — May 21, 2015 — Kokomo Speedway in Indiana welcomes the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Wednesday, June 3 for a full night of racing at the always thrilling quarter-mile bullring. The event this season will mark the fourth straight season that the series has visited Kokomo and will be the 24th overall World of Outlaws race at the track, dating back to the series inaugural 1978 season. There have been five different winners in each of the last five World of Outlaws races at Kokomo Speedway. Last season, three drivers traded the lead in the 40-lap main event, with six-time and defending series champion, Donny Schatz, eventually taking the win. As a very competitive season continues, here are a few numbers to ponder leading up to the World of Outlaws event at Kokomo Speedway.

World of Outlaws at Kokomo Speedway: By the Numbers

0.25- Miles around Kokomo Speedway

2- Wins at Kokomo in World of Outlaws events for Indiana native Kraig Kinser to lead all active drivers; Current series drivers from Indiana that have won with the Outlaws at Kokomo- Kraig Kinser and Joey Saldana

3- Drivers that led laps in the main event at Kokomo last season; Drivers competing full-time with the series in 2015 that have won at Kokomo

6- Members of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame that have won World of Outlaws races at Kokomo Speedway over the years

10- Positions gained by Paul McMahan last season at Kokomo to earn the Hard Charger Award

10.950- Track record at Kokomo Speedway, established in 2012

11.050- Quick time last year at the quarter-mile

13- Drivers currently competing full-time with the World of Outlaws

14- Different drivers that have won a feature event with the series at the track, dating back to 1978

23- Different seasons in which the series has raced at Kokomo

35- Laps led by Donny Schatz en route to winning for the first time at the track last year

38- Drivers that competed at Kokomo with the World of Outlaws in 2014

40- Laps scheduled for the main event at Kokomo Speedway

214- Miles from I-96 Speedway in Michigan, where the World of Outlaws race on May 30 to Kokomo Speedway in Indiana

1978- Year of first World of Outlaws race at Kokomo Speedway

Tickets for the World of Outlaws event at Kokomo Speedway on Wednesday, June 3 are available online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023

Fans can also take advantage of the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 OFF Special and receive $5 OFF when purchasing a General Admission ticket at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores. The ticket buyer will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for a ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets visit www.slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

 

 

Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS]-May 21, 2015- The Arbor Green Contractors, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, In Motion Dance Studio, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, Curve In Bar, Bane Nelson, Meyer Farms and R&H Enterprises,Triple X racing Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks, Velocity Wings, and American Racer Tires #15M was victorious in Saturday night's race at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

Miller pulled a #9 which placed him starting 2nd in the night’s heat race. Miller took the lead on the back stretch and never looked back. He captured the victory after 10 laps and the victory placed him starting 11th in the A-main event!

After changes to the car were made, Miller pushed off starting 11th for the night’s A-main. There was a dense fog that rolled in while Miller was racing and after 15 laps were complete (half-way) they called the race due to the dense fog and Miller would be credited with finishing 8th.

Follow Justin on Facebook at Miller Family Motorsports (Justin Miller) or on Twitter: @JustinMiller15m or @CamishaDirtDiva: www.millerfamilymotorsports.com

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: GET YOUR MAJOR EVENT TICKETS ONLINE!

by Tommy Goudge (May 21, 2015) - The 2015 season is underway at Ohsweken Speedway, and our special events are quickly approaching! Ticket orders for all major events at Ohsweken can be made 24/7 online at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com

Advance reserved seat tickets are available for the following events:

1. June 30 - Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series

2. July 27 - Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars

3. July 28 - Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series

4. September 18 - Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals

5. September 19 - 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, and to view a full schedule of events for the 2015 season.

Those who have already ordered tickets for our major events can expect them to arrive within the next two to three weeks - Envelopes are being stuffed now!

Season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes are also on sale. Any questions regarding ticket sales can be directed to Lorraine Pedersen, Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, 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.

2015 OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY SPECIAL EVENT TICKET PRICING

Triple Crown Showdown - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved - $30.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission - $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved - $12.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission - $10.00

Northern Summer Nationals - Monday, July 27, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved - $27.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission - $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved - $10.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission - $5.00

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars "Six Nations Showdown" - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved - $40.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission - $30.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved - $15.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission - $10.00

Night Before The Nationals - Friday, September 18, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) Reserved - $20.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission - $15.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved - $5.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission - $3.00

11th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals - Saturday, September 19, 2015 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+)Reserved - $40.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission - $30.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved - $ 15.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission - $10.00

 

 

MVT / BOSS Hopes Third Time is the Charm

After back to back rainouts the last 2 weeks, the Mo Vaughn Transport - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will now open its season outside of the buckeye state for the first time in tour history. Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania will play host to the traveling stars and cars of the fastest growing sprint car series in the nation this Saturday night. More than 20 drivers representing six states have indicated their intention to tour full time in 2015. With a history of great local support, Saturday's car count should push the 30 car mark. Last season, 29 cars signed in to battle on the Mercer clay and the "Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana narrowly edged Evans City, Pennsylvania driver Brandon Spithaler in a photo finish. Spithaler won both previous BOSS events in 2012 and 2013.

Along with Smith and Spithaler, another driver to watch will be defending BOSS champion "The Magic Man" Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio. BOSS drivers with local ties, Bob McMillin and Joe Butera, both from Wampum, Pennsylvania will be hoping for good runs in front of the hometown crowd. Back on the tour from a year ago are Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Joe Liguori, Michael Fischesser, Steve Little, Chuck Wilson, Scott Hardman, and Andy Fike. Returning to the tour are former BOSS feature winners in Pennsylvania, Andre Layfield and Kirk Jeffries. Throw in the mix of new drivers that include Kent Wolters, Kris Davis, Josh Turner, Cody Gardner, and 16 year old Cooper Clouse who was last season's National Sprint Car Hall of Fame - national non wing rookie of the year.

The fans will see a whole new look in 2015 as Bucky the BOSS Beaver returns, but this time with a souvenir trailer with an increased apparel lineup and racing simulators on the midway. Fans will be able to compete for cash and prizes by picking up the new BOSS scorecard and trying to pick the top 3 finishers in order! Several sponsors have donated prizes that will be drawn for throughout the night.

For the race teams, all the perks of competing with BOSS have returned along with some exciting new bonus awards. As the last of the true outlaws, the open tire rule remains in effect and there is no weight rule and no membership fees. Precise Racing from Sarver, Pennsylvania has stepped up to supply free transponder rentals for all Pennsylvania events on the 2015 schedule.

In a throwback to days gone by, BOSS pays heat race money to teams at each event. Moose Racing of Anaheim, California leads a reputable group of heat sponsors that also includes Lias Tire / American Racer, Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio, Hoosier Racing Tires and FAST Signs of Dayton, Ohio. Bonus award sponsors include The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio "Hard Charger", the Lynn Cook "Hard Luck", the Hochstetler Trucking "steel block", the McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, PA "Sweet Move", the Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, Ohio "Lucky Pill Draw" and of course the Hoosier and American Racer bonus awards of free tires to the highest finisher on each brand of tire.

New bonus awards for 2015 include the A Plus Automatic Transmission of Ashland, Ohio "Perseverance Award" which is $50 to the driver who draws the worst heat race starting position and still makes the main event. Another new award is the Design 500 of Seattle, Washington "Rusty McClure 09 Tribute" worth $100 of Design 500 safety equipment to the 9th place A-Main finisher.

Gates will open at 4 pm on Saturday with pill draw closing when the drivers meeting begins at 5:45. Hot laps will begin at 6 pm with racing action at 7. Pit passes are $30 while general admission is just $15 for adults and $13 for seniors. Kid ages 9-15 are $7 while 8 and under are free. Mo Vaughn Transport and the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series thanks all the fans, teams, sponsors and tracks promoters for their continued support!!

 

 

Reutzel Finding Speed at Knoxville – Busy Weekend Ahead

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Knoxville Raceway hasn’t always been particularly kind to Aaron Reutzel. But that could be changing, as Reutzel showed impressive speed in his first 410-ci Sprint Car outing atop the storied ½-mile clay oval last Saturday.

Reutzel and the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car team will be back for more 410-ci action at Knoxville on Saturday night, sandwiched between a pair of FVP National Sprint League events at Minnesota’s Jackson Speedway on Friday and then Huset’s Speedway near Sioux Falls, SD, on Sunday.

While Reutzel’s first Knoxville effort of the year was cut short by a blown left rear tire, there were plenty of positives to take from the outing in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.

“I was happy with how it went overall,” the Clute, TX, racer commented.

The Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution machine was fast out of the box. “We were quick time in our hot lap session and then finally Lasoski and McCarl were quicker in the last session, so that was a good sign.”

Changing track conditions caught the driver of the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine just a slight bit off guard for qualifying though.

“We were good in hot laps so we really didn’t change it, then the track slicked off a lot more than I thought for qualifying,” Reutzel explained after stopping the clocks 15th-quick.

The qualifying effort put Reutzel and the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine on the front row of a heat race. “The leader and I got to racing and Dude just drove around both of us on the outside,” Reutzel said.

Reutzel went on to finish fourth in his heat, landing the 15th starting position in the night’s 20-lap main event.

And it looked as if things were coming together on this night for the ARR No. 87.

“The car was really good, we were going forward,” Reutzel comments.

It was working so good that Reutzel was up to seventh in a span of just three laps. But when the left rear tire exploded entering turn three after a restart, the run was cut short.

“The tire blew and TK got into the back of me,” Reutzel explains of the incident.

Despite the final outcome, the positives of the night weighed heavily.

“It was good to see that we had some speed at Knoxville,” Reutzel says. “It went a lot better than Knoxville usually has been in the past, in the past we’ve shown up and been a half second off the pace and not sure what to do.”

“I’m definitely a lot more pumped up for the Nationals now,” Reutzel concludes.

Reutzel will get more valuable laps at Knoxville on Saturday following a $10,000-to-win NSL card at Jackson Speedway on Friday.

“The last time I was there was in 2011 and I left the car at the track,” Reutzel says of a wild crash in his last Jackson visit.

He’ll be looking for better fortune at Jackson this time before going on to Knoxville and then finishing out the weekend with the National Sprint League at Huset’s Speedway.

2015 Quick Stats: 23 races, 6 wins, 14 top-fives, 15 top-tens.

Up Next: A set of winged 410-ci Sprint Car action is on the docket for this weekend, beginning with the NSL at Jackson (MN) Speedway on Friday night before moving on to Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway on Saturday and then another NSL card on Sunday at Huset’s Speedway near Sioux Falls.

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 www.sprintcarmania.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.

 

 

Reigning Civil War & Ocean Sprints champion Shane Golobic puts together a hot start to the 2015 season in Northern California

By Gary Thomas

Fremont, CA – May 20, 2015…Coming off a strong weekend that saw a pair of 2nd place finishes Fremont, California’s Shane Golobic will look to continue his ultra consistent start to the campaign this Saturday & Sunday in Marysville & Chico.

So far in this early season out west few have tallied better results than the 23-year-old San Jose State graduate, who has competed in a number of races across multiple different series throughout California.

In 19 total Sprint Car starts this season he’s racked up: Wins- 1 Top 5 finishes- 11 Top 10 finishes- 14 9 podium efforts

“We’ve had a really nice start to the season and have been up front pretty much every time we have hit the track,” said Golobic, who is driving the Keith Day Trucking 22 Sprinter on a more full-time basis this year. “I really want to thank Keith Day for giving me the opportunity to drive this car and everyone that helps out on it. Hopefully we can keep this momentum rolling as the season goes on. I feel like we are getting better & better as a team and that gives me a lot of confidence.”

Golobic’s major focus in Northern California has been events with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo & the Civil War Series. Six of his starts earlier this year also came with the World of Outlaws, highlighted by runs from 18th to 8th in Placerville & 17th to 9th at the Mini Gold Cup in Chico. Golobic is also the only driver to have finished among the top-five in all four of the full-point events with the KWS 410’s so far this season.

“I’ve been fortunate to run quite a bit of races so far this year and half of them have come with the 410 in the car,” commented Golobic, who ranks fourth in the KWS standings, just 23-markers out of the point lead. “It’s been a really consistent start to the King of the West season and we’re right there within striking distance, even though we didn’t run Calistoga in April. Sitting where we are though, it shows just how strong we have been. There’s a lot of really good competition running with KWS, but hopefully we can get a win here coming up in June.”

The attention for Golobic & the Keith Day Racing team this weekend shifts back to the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, a title he captured last year with unmatched consistency. So far this season he’s made two starts in the three races, earning a victory on opening night in Marysville, the site of this Saturday’s event. He also led a number of laps in Calistoga on April 11, before finishing 2nd to multiple-time series titlist Sean Becker. With the new one-race throwaway factored in, Golobic’s two starts have accumulated the most points with the series.

Sunday’s Civil War event at the Silver Dollar Speedway is the annual Fair Race, which Golobic captured last season after a spirited duel with Jonathan Allard.

If you are interested in becoming a potential partner with the team please contact Shane at shanegolobic@yahoo.com or 510-364-3656.

Shane Golobic & Keith Day Racing would like to thank the following companies for their support this season: Keith Day Trucking, Gabilan Ag Services, Riley Collins Body Shop, RKR Properties, El Camino Machine Shop, MAAS Brothers Powder Coating, Cardinal Coatings, Z Best Composting, Sturdy Oil Company, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, DMI, LRB Manufacturing & Gaerte Engines

Upcoming events over the next month for Shane Golobic & Keith Day Racing

Saturday May 23: Marysville Raceway Mel Hall Memorial Civil War Sunday May 24: Silver Dollar Speedway Civil War Friday May 29: Ocean Sprints Saturday May 30: Placerville Speedway Civil War Saturday June 6: Silver Dollar Speedway David Tarter Memorial KWS 410 Friday June 12: Ocean Sprints Saturday June 13: Stockton Dirt Track KWS 410

To learn more about Fremont, CA’s Shane Golobic log onto http://shanegolobic.com/Default.aspx

 

 

Haas Ready to Return to Action after Williams Grove Crash ‘The Grove’ and Lincoln on Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (May 21st, 2015) - Despite the recent weekend ending quicker than expected, Cory Haas and the Barshinger ‘11C’ team are set to return to competition this Friday evening, May 22nd. Haas, who made contact with the Williams Grove Speedway turn three guardrail during World of Outlaws qualifying on May 15th resulting in a destroyed race car, will rejoin the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ for the annual charity event this Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Haas will battle for a $4,000 top prize on Friday night, with the feature winner also determining which charity will receive a donation from Williams Grove Speedway. Cory Haas finds himself sixth in the current Williams Grove Speedway track championship chase as he continues to hunt down that first win of 2015.

“It was a pretty hard hit” said Cory Haas, “I don’t remember exactly what happened...I just remember the car turning to the right pretty hard like something broke...I had an opportunity to watch it online and it was a lot worse than what I thought...the safety features we have now in these cars are incredible...allows us to walk away from stuff like that and I am thankful for it...regardless, we are ready to go...we were ready to go the next day but the rain came...we’ll shake off the weekend and try to get back in our rhythm beginning this Friday.”

Cory Haas, who pilots the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, no. 11C ‘410’ sprinter, will visit the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, May 23rd. The annual ‘Hilly Rife Memorial’ is on tap in the Pigeon Hills. Haas, a former multi-time ‘358’ sprint car track champion at the Lincoln Speedway, currently sits third in the ‘410’ track championship standings. The York, Pennsylvania native has accumulated two top-five and six top-ten finishes at the Abbottstown oval thus far this season. Like at Williams Grove Speedway, Haas is still searching for that first Lincoln victory of 2015.

During his most recent Lincoln Speedway start, Cory Haas joined the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for the annual ‘Gettysburg Clash’ on Wednesday, May 13th. Haas qualified for the 35-lap, $10,000-to-win main event by using a track provisional. Haas would retire early, and would be scored 27th.

Keep up with 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-ten finishes on April 17th & 18th; 7th at Williams Grove Speedway and 9th at Lincoln Speedway

2015 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, Stone Grille Taphouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, Keizer Wheels, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Tool Shed of America, and Fully Injected Motorsports

 

 

MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLASSIC TO TAKE THE GREEN ON MAY 24th TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY WILL OFFER SPRINTS, MODS, AND MINI-SPRINTS

Haubstadt, IN - May 21, 2015. - The next race scheduled to be held at the Tri-State Speedway will be on Sunday May 24th. The King of Indiana Sprint Series will be making its’ single appearance of each season to headline this show. The decision to offer the KISS race as part of the Memorial Weekend Classic was made in 2012. The series has just two remaining stops on a schedule that offers racing at 7 Hoosier dirt tracks. The 30 lap feature will pay $2,500 to win. The Midwest Sprint Car Series will be partnering with KISS to sanction this race thus assuring fans of a stellar field of 410 non-wing sprint car drivers. With both series offering full points some drivers will be in a position to make substantial points gains that could lead to a championship in one or both series. In addition to a double offering of sprint car talent, two other classes of race cars will also be in competition to make this the first triple header to be held at the speedway this year. The UMP Modifieds and MMSA Mini Sprints will add their brand of oval track excitement to the mix. Winners of the KISS/MSCS features held as part of the Memorial Weekend Classic since 2012 include Jon Stanbrough, Daron Clayton, and Jeff Bland Jr. KISS Winners at the other tracks this year include Brady Short, Jon Stanbrough, and Justin Grant. Racing will get underway at Tri-State Speedway Sunday night at 7:30 P.M. Hot laps are an hour earlier with engines to be warmed up about six o’clock. Camping is permitted for traveling fans as the race is the third of the weekend for the MSCS Sprint Cars. They are scheduled to appear at Bloomington Speedway Friday night and Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night. The UMP Modified cars have been in competition at the speedway on two different occasions so far this season. The feature winners were Matt Lane and Trent Young. Lynn Ambrose is the defending champion for the MMSA heading into this year’s Winged Warrior Tour.

Information is provided on behalf of Tri-State Speedway and MSCS.

KISS POINTS 1...Kyle Robbins, 484 2...Brady Short, 445 3...Dickie Gaines, 435 4...Chad Boespflug, 414 5...Shane Cottle, 391

MSCS POINTS 1...Carson Short, 288 2...Brady Short, 286 3...Robert Ballou, 251 4...Jon Stanbrough, 236 5...Kyle Cummins, 207

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

The first must-see sprint car event of the year hits the high banks of Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this Saturday, May 23. The Howard Johnson Inn of Lima, home of the Waynesfield Raceway Park racers discount, presents the 2015 Memorial Classic featuring the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders and the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt. Last year’s installment brought a field of over thirty 360-sprint cars representing both series in a battle for bragging rights. Saturday’s meeting will be the first of four total events for the winged warriors with one being the 4th Annual Bob Reynolds Memorial on Independence Day weekend. The Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprints cars will also headline the racing program Saturday giving fans a taste for both winged and wingless sprints. Waynesfield’s very own Block Insurance Tough Trucks and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are also on the schedule. Pit gates swing open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Cars hit the racing surface at 6PM for hot laps with racing following at 7PM. Adult general admission is just $15. Seniors are admitted for a discount of $12. Children ages 11 to 15 are admitted for just $6 with everyone under the age of five admitted for FREE. Pit access is just $30. Full weekend information is available online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter by using the hashtag #MemorialClassic.

 

 

Charity Race and Hilly Rife Memorial on the Schedule for ‘Super’ Alan Krimes Sits Second in the Lincoln Points Chase

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Denver, PA (May 21st, 2015) - Back to business as usual this weekend for ‘Super’ Alan Krimes. The Denver, Pennsylvania native will make routine visits to the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway this Friday and Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd; ready to continue his hunt for that first win of 2015. The driver of the Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘ 410’ sprint car will enter the weekend 8th in the current Hoseheads Central Pennsylvania standings, and second in the Lincoln Speedway track championship chase.

“Things haven’t been too bad this year” said Alan Krimes, “We’ve been pretty good at Lincoln but caught some bad luck here and there at Williams Grove...we still have a long season ahead but time will go fast...we want to stay consistent and hopefully earn a few wins...we’ll work to get our first this weekend.”

‘Super’ Alan Krimes will jump start his Memorial Day weekend on Friday evening, May 22nd at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The annual charity race will take shape at the world famous half-mile oval on Friday night, with the ‘410’ feature winner choosing a charity of his/her choice that will receive a donation from Williams Grove Speedway. That donation will be determined by the evening’s 50/50 collection. The charity event will pay $4,000 to the main event winner.

On Saturday evening, Alan Krimes will venture back to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania for the annual ‘Hilly Rife Memorial.’ Krimes, the defending Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ track champion, will enter the Saturday night program currently second in the track championship title hunt on the strength of three top-five and seven top-ten finishes. The 2014 ‘champ’ trails current point leader Brian Montieth by 185 markers.

During recent sprint car competition, Alan Krimes joined the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday evening, May 13th for the ‘Gettysburg Clash.’ Krimes qualified for the 35-lap, $10,000-to-win A-main, and rallied from a 13th starting position to finish well inside the top-ten. The driver of the familiar ‘Super 87’ rolled under the final checkers seventh.

More information regarding the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway can be found online at www.williamsgrove.com and www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Those interested in keeping up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2015 campaign can do so by following along all season at www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to visit the official online home of Alan Krimes at www.ak87racing.com

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Recent Highlights: Finished seventh with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 13th

2015 Wins: 0

GoPro action featuring Alan Krimes can be found here: ‘Super’ Alan Krimes

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Alan Krimes would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines and VRP Shocks.

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

NRA Triple-Header On Deck for 'Mad Max' Stambaugh Stambaugh On Top of NRA Standings Heading into Memorial Day Weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Elida, Ohio (May 21st, 2015) - The upcoming Memorial Day weekend will be packed to the brim for Elida, Ohio native Max Stambaugh. ‘Mad Max’ will enter three separate events at three different Ohio venues during the holiday weekend; all three sanctioned by the K&L Ready Mix NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders. Stambaugh, pilot of the Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Tim Hogan's Carpet, Texas Roadhouse, Dale’s Concrete, K & L Ready Mix, Robb Avenue Body Shop, Radio Hospital, no. 6M ‘360’ sprint car, will join the NRA Sprint Invaders at the Limaland Motorsports Park, Waynesfield Raceway Park, and Eldora Speedway during the upcoming weekend. ‘Mad Max’ will hunt for his first NRA Sprint Invaders victory of the 2015 season during the three race stretch; ultimately working to maintain his current series point lead.

“Big weekend ahead” said Max Stambaugh, “This is a great opportunity for us to extend our points lead and get that first win...we’ve been pretty good all year...we have a lot of great sponsors on board with us this year that keep us going up and down the road...this team is a due for a win...if we keep working hard, it will come soon enough.”

The NRA Sprint Invaders will kick-off the upcoming weekend with a visit to the Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on Friday night, May 22nd. After their visit to the Lima bullring, the series will turn their attention towards the Waynesfield Raceway Park near Waynesfield, Ohio on Saturday, May 23rd. The ‘360’ sprint car series will conclude their holiday Ohio sweep on Sunday, May 24th at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

‘Mad Max’ Stambaugh’s most recent start with the NRA Sprint Invaders resulted in a runner-up finish at the Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday evening, May 8th. The defending series runner-up rallied from the fifth starting position to finish second; officially overtaking the championship points lead.

“This weekend will be a real test to our team” said Stambaugh, “Racing three nights in a row at three different tracks won’t give us much time to regroup or repair if anything goes wrong...hopefully we can stay consistent and accomplish our goals.”

Learn more about the K&L Ready Mix NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders online at www.nrainvaders.com.

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire 2015 campaign, right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow ‘Mad Max’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook: Here!

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2015 Highlights: Finished 2nd with the NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, May 8th

2015 Wins: 0

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Max Stambaugh would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Tim Hogan's Carpet, Texas Roadhouse, Dales Concrete, K & L Ready Mix, Robb Avenue Body Shop, Radio Hospital

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

Midgets Return To Montpelier For Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 23

The Montpelier Motor Speedway Midgets will return for round #2 this Saturday Night, May 23rd with a near perfect forecast for the Memorial Day Weekend event. The Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series season opener found a photo finish between Shane Hollingsworth and Chett Gerhke with transponder data declaring Gehrke as the winner. For the Oklahoma native, it was his first career Montpelier feature win at the 112 year old racing facility. The May 23rd Midget race will have major implications on the 2015 series championship chase as all top 10 competitors and Rookie of the Year candidates are within a handful of points of each other.

The Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series is now in its 4th season and features an open tire rule (any compound and brand) and engine rule (National – Esslinger, Gaerte, Fontana, Stanton, etc.., Focus/Honda, Mini-Sprint).

The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. Sprint car racing first came to Montpelier in the late 1940’s in the form of “Big Cars”. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features such as a new catch fence system along with a new front stretch wall, lighting system, and runoff area. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions, and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series.

Note: The May 9th Midget event was rained out before hot laps and all wristbands and general admission tickets can be applied to this event or a future event.

General Admission will be $12 with Kids (12 and Under) – FREE!

Full Event Information can be found on our website at: www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com

Classes Midgets UMP Modifieds Super Streets Thunder Cars Mod Lite Nationals

Times Gates Open – 3:00 PM Hot Laps – 5:00 PM Racing – 6:30 PM

Admission General Admission – $12 Kids (12 and Under) – Free Pit Pass – $25

MMS Midget Current Top 10 – Points Standing 1) Chett Gehrke 2) Shane Hollingsworth 3) Gage Walker 4) Isaac Chapple 5) Nick Speidel 6) Justin Dickerson 7) Nick Speidel 8) Robby Parish 9) Mitchell Davis 10) Michael Koontz

MMS Midget – All-Time Winners 85 Shane Hollingsworth 5 6RR Lynsey Liguori 2 5X Justin Peck 2 86 Shane Cottle 2 2 Davey Ray 2 21 Nick Speidel 1 7 Critter Malone 1 10 Brandon Matus 1 17 Michael Koontz 1 3 Darren Hagen 1 10 Billy Wease 1 52 Isaac Chapple 1 9P Parker Price-MIller 1 2 Tate Martz 1 17E Blake Edwards 1 10 Chett Gehrke

Rookie of the Year Standings 1. Brandon Gray -36 2. Gage Etgen - 34 3. Cole Fehr - 30 4. Bear Woods -28 5. Brad Racer - 26 6. Chris Baue - 18 7. Jon Watson - 16

Racer Information - RaceCeivers – Default frequency 454.000

- Westhold Transponders- will be used On Midgets – Transponder and mount will be provided to the first 45 entries not already possessing a yellow Westhold unit.

- Pit Parking – Sprint cars teams will park on the south end of the pits near the track. Sprint cars will be started near this area and will enter the track on the backstretch and exit on the front stretch.

- Work Area – The Montpelier Motor Speedway has a work area located near the track exit. The car must not exit the area and all work must be completed in the chute indicated by a red barrier. The work area is only available during the A/B Mains.

Facility Information – Size – ¼ Mile Clay Oval – Built in 1903 – First Auto Race 1915 – Total Montpelier Motor Speedway seating – 3200 – Family Seating Section (located behind the flag stand) – Consumption of alcohol not permitted in this area. – Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs) – Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00) – New Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only. – Concession stand (wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks) located behind the main grandstands. Duel lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility. – Beer garden – Wide range of cold adult beverages and Coke/Pepsi products. ID required. The carry-in of coolers or alcohol is prohibited due to insurance and state regulation codes.

Location East Central Indiana (I69 Exit 264) Montpelier Motor Speedway 700 South Jefferson Montpelier, Indiana 47359 Track Phone – 765-728-8210

Web & Media Official Website: www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com Facebook – “Home of the Montpelier Motor Speedway: www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway Twitter (@MontpelierTrack)- www.twitter.com/MontpelierTrack MSCS Website – www.mscssprints.com

Upcoming Montpelier Motor Speedway Sprint Dates: June 6th – NRA VS SOD – Winged Sprint Cars August 1 – NRA VS SOD – Winged Sprint Cars September 12th – BOSS – 410 Non-W Upcoming Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Dates:[/B] May 23, June 20, June 27 (with Fireworks!), July 25, August 15, September 5, September 19

 

 

Traditional Sprints and Truck and Tractor Pulling at the Park

Mercer, PA (May 20, 2015): Who could blame track manager Frank Benic and B.O.S.S.-man Aaron Fry if they sing a duet of "Rain, Rain, Go Away" Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park? Both the speedway and the region's premiere non-wing sanctioning body have been hard hit by inclement weather so far in 2015. But, the extended forecast for the holiday weekend is looking favorable for the first of two consecutive Sprint Car specials. And, were that not enough to appease any motorsport enthusiast, Sunday evening the track will host the All American Spring Nationals Pulling Event presented by the All American "Smoker Series" on May 24. The pull will have a rain date of May 25, if needed.

The Mo Vaughn Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has yet to complete a program this season. So, the event at Mercer Raceway Park will be the first to go in the record books. Will the winner be one of Fry's touring racers, of will it be a Mercer regular? Regardless who gets the bragging rights, the fans will see one spectacular show.

The B.O.S.S. tour boasts up to 20 drivers who are committed the the wild and wooly back 'em in style of Sprint Cars without wings. But many of the 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprint Car competitors are equally adept at racing without that massive wing overhead. And, you know that Superman, Arnie Kent, will be in the house for this one!

Joining the fun will be the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, and the Eperthener's auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks.

Gates will open at 4 p.m., with practice starting at 6:30, and racing at 7.

Remember, too, that this will be Scrappers Night, so come out early for all of the special promotions involving the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Baseball Club.

There will be special event ticket prices in effect on Saturday. Adult admission will be $15, seniors (60+) will be $13, and students (9-15) will be $7. Children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will be available for $32, and that will cover mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

Then, Sunday, the earth will shake when the powerful trucks and tractors of the All American "Smoker Series" assault the pulling pit. The gates will open at 4 p.m., with the first pull set for 6:30.

The ticket pricing for the pull will be as follows. Adult admission will be $15, seniors (60+) will be $13, and students (9-15) will be $7. Children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will be available for $35, and that will cover mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $25.

If you cannot make it to the track for either of these special programs, the merry month of May will conclude with a Sprint Car spectacular courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop. The Patriot Sprint Tour will bring in their 360 powered machines to join the 410 Sprints presented by 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels and the Outlaw Sprint Warriors sponsored by Bonnell's Rod Shop. The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds and the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites will round out the card.

Remember that y ou can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy 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.

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: WHIRLWIND WEEKEND

by Tommy Goudge (May 21, 2015) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan brought their Team Turner Racing Sprint Cars to three different tracks during the Victoria Day holiday weekend.

MAY 15 - OHSWEKEN Jamie, Cory, and Ryan, and the team kicked off the weekend at Ohsweken Speedway, where 22 drivers signed in for the first race of the track's 20th anniversary season. The track was tacky and fast with a treacherous rut in the first turn.

All three TTR drivers transferred to the feature through their heat races, but didn't gain enough passing points to qualify for the redraw for feature starting positions. They were able to make a few moves in the 25 lap feature, as Jamie went from 13th to 9th, Ryan went from 14th to 11th, and Cory went from 15th to 13th.

"It was pretty tough sledding on a hammer-down race track, but we were happy our cars showed some decent speed over the course of the evening," Cory said.

MAY 16 - BRIGHTON Saturday night found Team Turner at Brighton Speedway, 250 kilometres east of Ohsweken, where 23 drivers signed in for the 20th anniversary season of Southern Ontario Sprints tour racing.

Jamie finished 3rd in his heat race to garner a redraw spot, while Cory just missed the redraw. Ryan's rookie status relegated him to the back row for the start of his heat race, and he wasn't able to advance. Jamie started 4th in the feature and ran in the top 5 for most of the race before falling back to 6th at the end. Ryan started 19th and moved up inside the top 15 until a last corner spin resulted in an 18th place finish.

"I started 12th in the feature and was up racing with my Dad for a good portion of the race, which is always fun!" Cory said. "I hit an implement tire coming out of turn two with a few laps to go, and it definitely upset the car a lot. I lost a few spots, and was able to bring the car home in 10th.

"The track had a lot of moisture in it early in the race, and was very racy all night. We were happy with our cars, and definitely made them faster between the heat race and the A-Main."

MAY 17 - HUMBERSTONE The team made the 300 kilometre trek from Brighton to Humberstone Speedway near Port Colborne, Ontario on Sunday night to complete in the 2nd half of the SOS doubleheader weekend. 25 drivers signed in, and were greeted with tricky track conditions.

"I started 2nd in my heat, and had a tough time getting the handle on by far the roughest track I've ever experienced," Cory said. "I finished 4th, leaving me out of the redraw by one position."

Jamie and Ryan finished 5th in their respective heat races, and also missed the redraw. Jamie's feature race ended early when he was collected in a crash, leaving his #11 too damaged to continue. Cory fought through the rough track conditions to finish 11th after starting 13th.

"My brother had the most impressive performance of the evening, finishing 12th from his 20th place starting spot," Cory said. "(Ryan) passed cars on the top and the bottom, including a couple while pulling a wheelie through the bumps!"

UP NEXT All three TTR drivers will be back at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, May 22.

"This week we are back working hard in the shop to get ready for week number two at Ohsweken," said Cory. "(It's) our only scheduled race of the weekend. We will try to improve on last week's finishes!"

POINTS CHASING All three TTR drivers have scored points in three different 360 Sprint Car championships - Ohsweken's weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, and the Patriot Sprint Tour Canada series:

-#11 Jamie Turner: Ohsweken - 7th; SOS - 9th; PST Canada - 9th -#19 Cory Turner: PST Canada - 7th; SOS - 8th; Ohsweken - 11th -#91 Ryan Turner: Ohsweken - 9th (leads RoY standings); PST Canada - 10th; SOS - 12th

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 4 Feature Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top Fives, 3 Top Tens -#19 Cory Turner: 4 Feature Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top Fives, 2 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 4 Feature Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top Fives, 1 Top Ten

TEAM TURNER LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 Facebook: search "Team Turner Racing" YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

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TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank all their sponsors and supporters for their support during the 2015 season, including KT Gas & Convenience, Aces Bar & Grill, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Booster Juice, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, www.HausersPharmacy.com, Jerome Bros. Farm & Market, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Six Nations Bingo, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan's Farm Supply, 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, and Ti22 Performance.

 

 

Lucas Oil ESS Season is Finally to See It’s Green Flag this Weekend!

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – Good things come to those who wait…has there been truer words? Five weeks after the scheduled opener for the 2015 season with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) the green flag will finally be waived. Fonda and Utica-Rome Speedways will showcase $2,000 to win A-Mains to kick off the 32nd Anniversary Tour.

Fonda and Utica-Rome have held traditional Memorial Weekend dates for several years now and with the start of season long points these two events have never been more important. Fonda will also award points for the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour 2015 while Utica-Rome will have points for NAPA and the SUNY Canton Series.

After a brief illness that would have kept him from last week’s event at Selinsgrove, defending ESS champion Steve Poirier is ready for his title defense in hopes to collect his sixth championship. He will be joined by a stout field of winged 360 sprinters.

Jason Barney, Jeff Cook, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Chuck Hebing, Cory Sparks, Dave Axton, Tommy Wickham, Etienne Girard, Tim Axton, Parker Evans, Shawn Donath, Zach Weigand, Mike Stelter, Dylan Swiernik, James Hanson, Paulie Colagiovanni will be on hand both nights in hopes of starting out the 2015 Tour on the right foot.

Also, the field will be spiced up with the likes of Stewart Friesen, Jessica Zemken, Bobby and Danny Varin, Keith Prutzman, Kory Gurney, Paul Habeck, Kyle Dutcher, Jordan Thomas and others.

On Sunday, fans will see Larry Wight, Jason Shultz, Rob Dietrick, Gordy Button and others.

Car Mate Trailers brings you the heats, Lacaillade Masonry is backing the B-Mains. We like to thank Dover Brake (Fonda) and The Wild Animal Park (Utica-Rome) for sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash Events.

It’s a Memorial Weekend Tradition, Fonda and Utica-Rome…It will be excitement guaranteed!

Fonda Speedway – May 23 – Racing at 6:45

Website - http://www.fondaspeedway.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fonda-Speedway-The-Track-of-Champions/344525336799?fref=ts

Twitter - @FondaSpeedwayNY

Utica-Rome Speedway – May 24 – Racing at 5:30

Website - http://www.uticaromespeedway.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/328099878556/

Twitter - @UR_Speedway

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

 

 

JOHNSTON JUMPS AT OUTLAWS CANADA CONNECTION

Official release: Max Johnston Racing

May 21, 2015

Explosive Sydney Sprintcar young gun Max Johnston has secured a unique and spectacular driving opportunity overseas.

The 21 year old will make his World of Outlaws debut in Canada in July-August after securing a one-off drive with Five Five Motorsports for two rounds.

“It’s a very sudden and very out of the blue opportunity,” grins the excitable hard charger from Razorback in NSW, “but it’s something I think I need to grab with both hands. Who knows where it might lead?”

With the Five Five Motorsports regular driver missing from the seat on the weekend of July 31st / August 1st Johnston will sub in at the Brockville and Autodrome Drummond Speedways.

“Obviously I’ve never raced in Canada before, and I’ve never raced in a World of Outlaw event but I spoke to James McFadden yesterday and he’s raced at one of those tracks. He’ll be competing when I’m there too on that weekend so that gives me a bit of extra confidence. He’s a real professional and he’s offered me a bit of support and advice when we’re there. I can’t tell you how much that means,” Johnston explains.

Coming off his fifth season in Australian Sprintcar racing where he again showed blistering speed but a career-first A-Main win as yet eluded him the determined youngster is ready to make amends for that upon returning home in August.

“We’re working hard on our sponsorship plans and racing program for next season right now. I’m excited about the announcements made recently at Valvoline Raceway about the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship and the plans they have to really elevate the sport. It’s an exciting time to be a Sprintcar driver.”

The Five Five Motorsports team is Canadian and whilst they have predominantly run 360ci competition in the past in their Mach 1 chassis they have a new 410ci Rider engine ready for the Outlaw assault.

“I’m thrilled that the Five Five Motorsport Team have given me this opportunity and I can’t wait to get over there and make something happen. Hopefully it will open the door to other opportunities in Canada or America. All I can do is put myself in the position to further myself.”

 

 

Austin McCarl – Strong Early Showings!

(Bill W) May 20, 2015 – It has been a good start to the season for Austin McCarl in his #17A. He has three events in the books the last two weeks and has failed to finish outside the top fourteen. In a pair of NSL races and a Knoxville weekly show, he has also qualified in the top nine each time. This Memorial Day weekend will be a busy one that sees him in Jackson, Minnesota for the Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals on Friday with the FVP National Sprint League, in Knoxville on Saturday, and with the NSL again Sunday at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota.

Things started on May 8 at the Eagle Raceway in Nebraska. “Eagle was the first night in my own racecar,” says Austin. “Technically, it was the first feature I ran. I ran Jimmy Davies car for a couple nights, but unfortunately, we ran into a bit of bad luck. I started one feature, but only got a couple of laps in.”

Coming out second to last in the 30-car NSL field for qualifying, he knew he was in contention. “We ended up ninth quick, which was good for us,” says Austin. “We learned a little bit in the heat race, and the racetrack was tricky. I was definitely rusty to say the least out there racing with a lot of Outlaw caliber drivers.”

Still, his fourth place finish earned him a starting spot outside row five for the feature. “I just went out there and did my best,” says Austin. “I tried to hit my marks and make as many perfect laps as I could. We ended up 11th, which was disappointing for me, but the guys who beat me have all been racing a lot lately, and racing well. It wasn’t too much to get down on. That turned out pretty well.”

The next night saw the NSL at Knoxville Raceway for the track’s opener. “Qualifying is so important these days with how close these cars are. Going out early helped us a little. My first lap was actually the better lap, but in the racecar, I felt I made a big mistake in one and two. That shows how important running the bottom can be.”

The result was the third quick time of the night in the 38-car field. He would go from sixth to fourth in his heat to qualify for the redraw for the main event. “I tried to learn as much as I could in the heat, and learn more about my car,” says Austin. “I hadn’t raced at Knoxville since 2013. It was fun to be in the redraw with those guys, and that was a confidence booster. You need to be in that redraw to win races.”

Austin drew the five for the feature. He would checker 14th after a strange set of circumstances saw his father, Terry, leave in an ambulance with a fractured vertebrae. “Not to make excuses, but my Dad getting hurt on the first lap didn’t help things,” he says. “We overcompensated for the racetrack too. I was way too loose, and my head wasn’t where it should have been.”

Last Saturday night in weekly action at Knoxville, Austin was eighth quick. “We went out in the middle,” he says of the qualifying order. “We turned a good lap, again we were trying some stuff. We’re always trying to get better and better. I thought eighth quick was great.”

Things didn’t go well in the heat though. “Unfortunately, we had a bleeder issue in the heat and blew two left rear tires,” says Austin. “That was a bit of a debacle, but we made it through and won the B. It was a confidence booster getting out and running in clean air.”

Getting his time spot back, Austin would start ninth and bring home his first top ten finish of the year. “I had a little bit of a brake issue early on,” he says. “Unfortunately, some guys got in some tangles early, but it was fortunate for me that we got things fixed. As the race went on, I thought the left rear was going flat. I may have been a little paranoid from the heat race, but once I realized it was o.k., I could start driving the car the way I wanted to. A top ten was good considering it was my third feature.”

Austin would like to thank: Simplot Grower Solutions, Bargain Barn Tire Center, Terra Realty, CM Rock, $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge, Berryhill Racing, Sweeter Construction, Hepfner Racing Products, Rossie Feed & Grain, Vortex Wings, Hoosier Tire, Phil & Vivian, Maxim Chassis, Hinchman Racewear, 212 Bar & Grill, Octane Ink, Schoenfeld Headers, Engler Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell Helmets, Aurora Rod Ends, Butlerbuilt and Crow Safety for all their help.

Visit Austin on the Web!

Keep up to date on Austin's exploits and check out the new look at www.AustinMcCarl.com!

 

 

Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night News

Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series News

Mechanicsburg, PA. May 20, 2015

Williams Grove Speedway’s Saturday Night Series returns to action this week. The third event in the 16-race series will occur on the famed clay half-mile oval. Blazer’s Body Super Sportsman, Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models and Aquafun Pools Street Stocks will be in action.

Scott Geesey, from Newville, has ownership of the Saturday Night Series Super Sportsman victory lane. Geesey turned in dominating performances to win the first two shows. Paul Miller has a Williams Grove Super Sportsman victory, that coming during a Friday night race. The Super Sportsman are averaging 26 cars through the first two events.

Competition is wide open in the 358 Late Models, the only class that does not have a repeat winner. Newville’s Wes Alleman won on opening night. One week later Dan Zechman from Hanover triumphed for the second victory of his career. Les Hare has a Friday night feature win. The 358 Late Models average 24 entries after two shows.

Mechanicsburg’s Jeff Haag, the defending Street Stock point champion, has two Street Stock victories. Both wins were by slim margins. The Street Stocks are averaging 26 competitors.

This Saturday will be the Super Sportsman Bill Heckert Memorial championship. The event is in memory of Bill Heckert, a popular Super Sportsman driver.

Williams Grove Speedway management continues to offer family racing at family prices. The Super Sportsman championship, plus 358 Late Models and Street Stocks will cost an adult price of six dollars with children 12 and under free. The first qualifying race begins at 7 PM.

 

 

Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Adds $2.4 Million Boost to Local Economy

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (May 20, 2015) - The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown proved to be an immediate success on the track at Cocopah Speedway last January.

Meanwhile, the event was an achievement away from the 3/8-mile oval as well. A recent study by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce showed that the local economy was boosted by $2.4 million during the five-race, nine-day event throughout the first two weeks of this year. That was approximately a quarter of the track's $10.1 million annual effect on the local community.

"We took on a big challenge by creating the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown and its first year was a success on the track and off of it," Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. "In addition to having NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne compete, and Tony Stewart in the pits, we had teams travel from coast to coast to participate. It was just as rewarding to have fans come from both sides of the country as well as overseas, which was evident at the track, hotels and restaurants."

Burgess wanted to continue the momentum generated during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown and has been in the process of renovating Cocopah Speedway throughout the spring.

"A lot of improvements are being done to not only help the facility throughout the year, but with the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in mind," he said. "The work that has been done in the past month at the facility has been huge."

The midway has been paved with concrete and the handicap system has been improved, including new parking and a more accessible ramp into the facility. The entry way has been redone and there is a better access route into the pits for the teams, which includes an improved sign-in building. Cocopah Speedway recently added a new scoreboard on the backstretch with help from local partner Alexander Auto Center and a variety of other improvements are currently underway.

"I think the teams and fans will be pleasantly surprised when they return next January for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown," Burgess said. "We had a very successful inaugural event and our focus continues to be improving everything for the second edition."

The second version of the 410ci sprint car event will be held at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016, and will feature the same purse of approximately $250,000. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the midweek race providing $5,000 to the winner.

For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

 

 

Rilat Invading Skagit Speedway and Battleground Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (May 20, 2015) - Travis Rilat is set to tackle two tracks in different states this weekend.

Rilat will compete on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., with Richard Saumure before returning home to Texas for Sunday's ASCS Gulf South Region event at Battleground Speedway in Highlands for the 13th annual Memorial Day Classic.

"Our goal is to win two races," he said. "I think we are capable of that feat. It will take a great race car and some luck with the draw each night, but that's what we're aiming to accomplish."

Saturday's John Carroll Classic at Skagit Speedway will mark Rilat's first race at the 3/10-mile oval since last August. Rilat has earned eight top 10s, including five podium finishes, during 12 races at the track the past two seasons.

"It's exciting to team back up with the Saumure's this weekend," he said. "We have a good baseline at Skagit so it's always fun to head to a track where you know you've had a lot of success."

Battleground Speedway has been one of the most successful tracks for Rilat, who has won there each of the past three years. He has also secured a pair of podium finishes during two races this season.

"We have a lot of confidence rolling into Battleground," he said. "If we can have a good heat race to put ourselves into the feature redraw and then get a decent draw I think we'll have a great shot at winning."

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., and Sunday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 13th annual Memorial Day Classic with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to watch highlights of Rilat's victory at the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia on Feb. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYKg2nfSNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carlan Services

Established in 1997, Carlan Services operates an environmental cleanup business that transports contaminated and other materials as well as a variety of other services. For more information, visit http://www.Carlan.com.

"They do so much stuff I can't even keep up," Rilat said. "They are one of the major sponsors and we're grateful for all of the help they provide."

Rilat would also like to thank Xtreme Oilfield Technology, 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.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Offers Live PPV of Eagle Nationals and Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Debut at Belleville High Banks

Inside Line Promotions - INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (May 20, 2015) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will showcase a pair of upcoming Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events via Pay-Per-View.

RacinBoys will offer live video of the premier 360ci sprint car series on Saturday, May 30, at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., during the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals and on Sunday, May 31, at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan.

"These are big, giant events," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "We have four or five big events that we broadcast each year and we consider the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals and the race at Belleville High Banks two of them."

The tracks are both high-speed venues with a lot of banking in the corners, which is the recipe for side-by-side racing and slide jobs. Eagle Raceway is a third-mile bullring billed as "America's Home Track" and Belleville High Banks is a half-mile oval that is rich in history. This is its 105th year and its first time hosting a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

"If you're a fan of racing these are must-see events," Traylor said. "And if you aren't a fan of racing, watching these events will make you one."

The price for each race is only $22.99 ($17.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $34.99 ($29.99 for premium RacinBoys members) for the two-day package. Start times for both events are to be determined with RacinBoys beginning the broadcasts at least a half hour before racing. Stay tuned to RacinBoys social media accounts for accurate start times.

To purchase, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

RacinBoys will also have a free, live audio broadcast from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race on Friday, May 29, at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan.

Traylor will anchor the broadcasts with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour broadcaster Bryan Hulbert calling the action and veteran Scotty Cook reporting from the pits and Victory Lane.

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. McCarthy Auto Group is the presenting sponsor and SpeedMart Inc. is the Victory Lane partner. Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Rod End Supply, Griffith Truck & Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Knoxville Raceway, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Podium Ink, Flat Out Magazine, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway and 6B Apparel.

Four different drivers have scored a victory during five contested Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events this season with championship points leader Aaron Reutzel the only two-time winner. Johnny Herrera, Seth Bergman, Jeff Swindell, Tony Bruce Jr. and Wayne Johnson are several of the other marquee drivers expected to compete throughout the weekend.

Swindell was victorious at Salina Speedway last season with Johnny Herrera finishing second - for the third time in the last four features at Eagle Raceway - to Brad Loyet during the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals.

The race at Belleville High Banks will be the 131st different track that has hosted a national event.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video options.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals Showcases Best National and Local Talent

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (May 20, 2015) - Jack Dover is eager to start a new streak after his six-year span of at least one Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature win was snapped last season.

The best opportunity for the Nebraska native is at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., which hosts the premier 360ci sprint car series on Saturday, May 30, for the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals.

"It's a pretty big event," said Dover, who lives a short drive from the high-banked, third-mile oval. "I always expect to win that one."

Dover leads a strong local contingent of competitors with five straight top 10s in the event, including a victory in 2011.

"It's the raciest track, I know that," he said. "It just makes you drive that much harder and when you do that it puts on a better show for the fans."

Dover is one of five different winners during the six main events since the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals has been under the TBJ Promotions banner.

"There are several local drivers, including Jack Dover, who will be a contender to win this year," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "There will be a lot of talented Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour drivers looking to pick up the victory as well. It's definitely an action-packed event that features the best of Nebraska versus the best of the ASCS National Tour."

Johnny Herrera leads the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour into the event with three second-place finishes in his last four Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals. Wayne Johnson also has multiple top fives at the event. The most recent ASCS National Tour winner, Seth Bergman, has a top-five finish and the championship points leader, Aaron Reutzel, powered to a top five last season.

HINCHMAN RACEWEAR EAGLE NATIONALS -

Date: Saturday, May 30

Track: Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

Series: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Times: Front gates open at 5:30 p.m. with races starting at 7 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase discounted tickets by visiting http://www.tbjpromotions.com/shopping/productDetails.aspx?i=749745&c=7686 .

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.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

In its seventh year, TBJ Promotions will bring fans the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass on May 2 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic on May 7 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; and the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals on May 30 at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Downforce Designs Growing into a Leader within Apparel Industry

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (May 20, 2015) - Downforce Designs continues to grow into a leader within the apparel industry.

The Washington state based company recently completed apparel for World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Paul McMahan, UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competitor Chad Kemenah and Seven-Time Defending IRA Outlaw Sprint Series champion Bill Balog among others.

"We have been very busy this spring," Downforce Designs Founder Austen Wheatley said. "Everyone has been working hard to produce top-quality artwork and apparel in an effort to build this business. We're taking the right steps each day."

Downforce Designs is an all-in-one apparel business that offers custom artwork, printing, packaging and shipping. The company features screen printing, embroidery and stickers.

"We also have a very low minimum order of 75 garments," Wheatley said. "Our focus is to create catchy apparel that appeals to everyone and to offer that service at an affordable price for small businesses to teams that race weekly at their local track."

Anyone seeking more information about a unique and affordable apparel option should visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

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Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by sprint car driver Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

FOUR-RACE EAST COAST SWING ENDS WITH FOUR TOP-10S FOR
LARSON MARKS RACING

Mooresville, N.C. (May 20, 2015) -- Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing team ended their four-race East Coast swing with two top-five and four top-10 finishes in what is considered one of the season's toughest weeks of competition.

"To get through Pennsylvania with four top-10 finishes in four starts is a great testament to how hard Scotty (Martin) and Andrew (Seamans) are working," said Stewart. "We're hanging in there and remaining consistently inside the top five and top 10. Hoping that those start transferring into more wins, too."

After finishing fifth at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. last Wednesday, Stewart qualified fifth at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday. Stewart finished fourth in his heat race and secured the ninth-place starting position in the feature event where he remained until the checkered flag.

The Morgan Cup at Williams Grove on Saturday was canceled due to persistent showers.

On Sunday, the World of Outlaws made their first trip to Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway in 22 years. Stewart qualified 19th and finished fifth in his heat race. After starting 18th in the feature event, Stewart won the Hard Charger Award when he advanced 10 places to finish eighth.

Tuesday saw the Larson Marks Team roll into New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway. Stewart qualified seventh, but suffered from an engine failure during his qualifying run. The team worked quickly to change the engine and make it back to the track in time for their starting position in the first heat of the night. Stewart won the heat race which transferred the team into the dash. After starting sixth, Stewart gained two positions to secure the fourth-place starting position in the night's feature event. He gained an additional position in the feature event to finish third.

The team remains second in the series point standings, 71 points behind Schatz.


The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete near their homebase of Mooresville, N.C., at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, May 22.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: May 15, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 5th
HEAT FINISH: 4th DASH FINISH: NA
STARTING POSITION: 9th FEATURE FINISH: 9th

TRACK: Weedsport Speedway DATE: May 17, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 19th
HEAT FINISH: 5th DASH FINISH: NA
STARTING POSITION: 18th FEATURE FINISH: 8th
TRACK: New Egypt Speedway DATE: May 19, 2015
SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 7th
HEAT FINISH: 1st DASH FINISH: 4th
STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 3rd
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 28
WINS: 3
TOP-FIVES: 14
TOP-10s: 21
FAST TIME: 4
NEXT RACE:
Larson Marks Racing will next compete at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, May 22.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Cool Runnings!

(Bill W) May 20, 2015 – A new chassis/motor combination proved lethal for Wayne Johnson and the #77x team at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday. The Knoxville, Iowa driver took the 360 victory, the 11th in his career at Knoxville, aboard a Cool Chassis powered by Fisher Racing Engines. This weekend will find Wayne racing a 410 at the Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals at Jackson Speedway in Minnesota on Friday, and at Knoxville on Saturday.

Wayne was getting geared up for both the 360 Nationals and a busy upcoming ASCS schedule. “Our whole package was something completely different than I’ve ever ran,” he says. “We’re experimenting. We’ve had these Cool Chassis on order since August of last year. We got them in January, we just haven’t had time to run them. We thought it was time to try. They were meant to be my 360 cars. We’re getting busy with the 360’s here coming up, so we thought we better get one together and try it.”

It took some time to get the car setup on Saturday. He would register the seventh quick time of the night. “We struggled right off the bat,” says Wayne. “We were 22nd or something in hot laps. I wondered what was going on. There were some issues matching the motor and the car. The car was so stuck to the track, the motor wouldn’t pull it. We figured some things out for qualifying.”

He drove from fourth to win his heat race. “The car was excellent in the heat,” says Wayne. “I could go and do anything I wanted to do with it. (Jack) Dover’s stuff runs pretty well…I knew we were in pretty good shape.”

The redraw went well, and Wayne would start outside row one for the 18-lap feature. “I was worried at first,” he says. “The thing took off right away, and the yellow came out. Justin (Clark) had the black flag out and I thought that better not be for me. (Pole-sitter) Matt Moro actually took off before me, we just have such a good Charlie Fisher motor…it just takes off.”

A series of cautions bunched the field, but Wayne would take off each time. “I was screwing up a little on my restarts,” he says. “I was letting (Clint) Garner stay a little close. I was learning what this car really needs. The only time I really saw him was on the one restart. Like I said, he’s a clean racer. I knew he was going to give me plenty of room, and he did.”

The team couldn’t have been happier with the way their 360 performed on Saturday. “Obviously, I was very happy with the car in the feature,” says Wayne. “To be honest, I had a little left in the tank. I was being a little conservative, and not trying to do anything stupid. We’re still learning with the tune-up with this motor, and we didn’t have enough gear in it for the feature. We’re going to try and run this chassis with our 410 this week at Jackson and Knoxville and see how it goes.”

Sprint Car 101: An Evening with Wayne Johnson!

Tomorrow night, May 21, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville will be hosting Wayne Johnson for their Sprint Car 101 series. Get to know Wayne at 7 p.m. on the second floor!

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…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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’s win at Knoxville was the 11th in his career in the 360 class. He’s now tied for eighth all-time. Others with eleven wins are Mike Twedt, Wayne Redmond, Steve Breazeale and Billy Alley.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Townline Variety, Outlaw Wings, City Vending, Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car, Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Hard-Charger!

(Bill W) May 20, 2015 – The second time out for the TKS Motorsports #2KS team and Don Droud Jr. went very well. After charging to second in the B, the Lincoln, Nebraska driver came from the back of the feature field to finish sixth. That earned the team hard-charger honors in the 410 class. They will be back at it this Saturday night at Knoxville.

Unfortunately, the team would miss the heat invert in qualifying again, timing in 23rd quick. “I thought the car was really nice in qualifying,” says Don. “For some reason, I’ve struggled lately with it. I think it’s a mental thing. I thought I rolled around there pretty good, but when I pulled in, I found out we were 23rd quick.”

At Knoxville, the heats are always stout. Starting eighth, Don struggled a bit and spun. “You may have the check the history books,” says the veteran. “I can’t remember the last time I spun out at Knoxville. The team was working really hard though, so we kept going. Troy (Renfro) had the car better every time we went out.”

That was evident in the B, when Don went from sixth to second to earn a spot in the main event. “That was great,” he says. “I’m really comfortable in this car. I know Troy will have the car set up for me, it’s just a matter of me doing the job. It was great to get in the feature.”

He wasn’t done there, however. Starting 19th he steadily moved forward in the 20-lap feature. “It was like the old days up on the cushion,” says Don. “It was fun. It really felt good. We had a little bit of help with as many restarts as we had too.”

Don would come on in the last several laps and advance to sixth. “I don’t remember the last time I drove through the field and could see the leaders like that,” he says. “That was really exciting. With a different car and motor combination, we have a new package and I’m really excited about it moving forward.”

Renfro weighed in on the team’s night. “We have some work to do on our qualifying and early in the night. We found some things that work for Don. All in all, I’m really happy. Not one person on our team gives up. We plug at it and work at it. Everyone around us, including our sponsors and the people that mean a lot to us are behind us 100%.”

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners!

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, DMIP, R.B. Harmon, Volcano Joe’s Coffee, Indy Race Parts, Maxim, Vahlco Wheels, Don Ott Racing Engines, AO Designs, Hoosier, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Mag Tech Ignition, Fuel Safe, SWE (Steve Watts Engineering), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Competition Suspension Inc., Simpson Race Products, Vortex, Webb Family Farms and HRP.

 

 

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout is coming soon!

May 18, 2015 - Petaluma, CA. - The first round of the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout is fast approaching with the first of the four events scheduled for June 6th at Petaluma Speedway.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout for the Winged 360 Sprint Car Division will consist of four events with the winner of each main event taking home $2000. The driver with the most points over the four Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout events will receive $1000 for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout Championship. All Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout events will also award regular Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series 2015 championship points.

In addition, all competitors who compete in all four Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout events will receive an automatic starting spot in the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout “Dash for Cash” to be held at the Adobe Cup at Petaluma Speedway on October 18th. The lineup for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout “Dash for Cash” will be determined by a blind draw on the front straightaway and the 10 lap race will pay $500 to win.

The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout for the non-wing Spec Sprint division will include four events with the winner of each main event taking home $1000. The four race series will be scheduled on the same nights as the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout for the Winged 360 Division.

The driver with the most points over the four Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout events will receive $500 for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout Championship. All Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout events will also award regular Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series 2015 Spec Sprint Division championship points.

The dates for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout for the Spec Sprint Division at Petaluma Speedway are as follows:

June 6th July 25th August 15th September 12th

Four Races...One Champion! The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout at Petaluma Speedway. Don't miss it!

For more information please visit us at:

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Race Day For 62nd Hoosier Hundred Finally Here Thursday Night Race Features Large Entry List

A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Mario Andretti, Al Unser, Pancho Carter, Gary Bettenhausen, Jack Hewitt, and many more greats are former winners of the historic Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Thursday night, May 21, another name will enter the history books. It won’t be easy, as the list is filled with 34 strong competitors looking to find victory lane.

The race, leading up to the biggest race weekend in Indiana, has a number of recent Hoosier Hundred winners entered. Some of the favorites to claim the top prize in Thursday’s event include last year’s winner Kody Swanson, 2013 event champion Levi Jones, and two-time winner Jerry Coons, Jr. Veteran Dave Darland has claimed three wins in the prestigious race but hasn’t found victory lane at the one-mile oval since 2004.

While those drivers are going to be early picks in the friendly pools, someone else is sure to step up and challenge. Afterall, the car count looks to be stellar with 34 drivers pre-entered. The resurgence of the USAC Silver Crown cars will be easy to see at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Not only is the Silver Crown list extensive, the UMP Modified entry list will turn some heads. Last year, just 12 drivers were pre-entered before raceday. This year, 19 have filed entries ahead of time. Included are Ken Schrader, who is always tough at the mile, Kenny Wallace who will be making his first start there, and Joey Kramer who has claimed a couple of wins in recent years at the track. With all of the recent rainouts, drivers are ready to get back on track and Thursday’s race in Indianapolis will give them a chance to knock the rust off.

Pit gates will open Thursday at 12:00, grandstands at 3:00, practice will begin at 5:00, qualifying at 6:00, and feature action will start at 7:00.

For more information on the two events, visit www.trackenterprises.com.

 

 

HOTTEST DRIVER IN USAC/CRA SERIES RICHARD VANDER WEERD READY FOR SALUTE TO INDY AT PERRIS!

(Perris, CA, MAY 20, 2015) Before the start of the USAC/CRA Sprint Car season, nobody could have predicted that Chino, California native Richard Vander Weerd would have been the hottest driver in the series. Heck, Vander Weerd himself would not have believed it. However, heading into this Saturday’s annual “Salute to Indy” at Perris Auto Speedway, he is indeed the hottest driver on the circuit and is one of the pre-race favorites for the annual classic.

In five starts in the USAC/Series in 2015, Vander Weerd has three wins and one second place finish. Two of the wins and the second place finish have come at the only three races at Perris Auto Speedway. The other win came on May 9th at the Ventura Raceway when he took the lead from Matt Mitchell 10-feet from the finish line and won in a photo finish. The only race he did not win or finish second, was in Tucson, Arizona when he flipped with a couple laps to go while leading! The success he has achieved has even surprised him.

“If you would have told me at the start of the year my season would have gotten off to a start like this I would have told you that you were crazy,” he laughed on the phone. “It has been really good. We flipped and totaled that car while leading at Tucson. We said let’s not worry about points right now, let’s just worry about winning races and doing good and maybe the points will come.”

Chino native Richard Vander Weerd on his way to winning the season opening main event at Perris Auto Speedway in March. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Thus far in 2015 Vander Weerd is fourth in USAC/CRA points and he has performed well on the varying tracks. He has won the ½ mile at Perris, was leading on the 3/8 of a mile track in Tucson and captured the victory on the tiny 1/5 of a mile oval at Ventura. He prefers the bigger tracks and that is what he will be racing on Saturday at Perris. Another bad omen for the competition is the fact that he likes longer races and Saturday’s “Salute to Indy” main event will be 40-laps on the famous Riverside County clay oval instead of the normal 30.

“Honestly, I wish every race would be 40-laps,” he said. “It adds more to the racing and it gives the guys who start a little farther back more time to catch up. It becomes more of a strategy race as well.”

The young driver was good when he won his first USAC/CRA main event at The PAS in May of 2014. His talents seemed to snow ball since then and by the end of last year, he was a bona fide contender every time he strapped himself into the family owned sprinter. Something clicked.

“We did a different combination on the shocks and the bars on the car and it is really stable,” the four-time USAC/CRA main event winner said. “When the car got good, it got our confidence up. We have been together with our crew chief Tommy Horne for a long time. I think for five years now. We work together real well and we are just clicking. Tommy has been working on race cars for pretty much his whole life.”

Richard Vander Weerd poses with the hardware on opening night at Perris in March.

Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The 24-year-old, who competes with among others his twin brother Jace, moved with the family from Chino to Vislia 15-years ago. At the time they moved, they had no interest in auto racing, but things quickly changed once they settled into their new digs.

“When we moved to Visalia, we moved about a mile from Plaza Park Raceway,” the bearded racer stated. “We were not involved in racing until we moved to Visalia. One night we went to watch the races and we watched the junior sprints. That is where I started in the 100cc, 2-stroke junior sprints when I was 10-years-old. From there we moved up to the micro 600’s, multi 600’s, 360 and 410 sprint cars.”

Stone Gate Development, Battery Works, Vander Weerd Construction, Mid Valley Pipe & Supplies, Basic Industries, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters and KXP are the ones responsible for putting Richard and brother Jace on the track.

In addition to watching the Vander Weerd twins battle with the rest of the USAC/CRA stars, The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars and the California Lightning Sprint Cars will also be on the program.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on Saturday and the first race is slated for 7:00.

Adult tickets for Saturday are $25.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $20.00. For active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 it is just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone available at the gate on Saturday. If you prefer, advance tickets are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7.

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Archibald’s Restaurants, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rentals, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moon Nursery, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Point Standings

1. Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA - 371

2. Damion Gardner - Concord, CA - 365

3. Matt Mitchell - Yorba Linda, CA - 335

4. Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA - 297

5. Austin Williams – Yorba Linda, CA - 293

6. Jake Swanson – Anaheim, CA - 272

7. Brody Roa - Garden Grove, CA - 208

8. Cody Williams – Corona, CA - 179

9. Logan Williams – Yorba Linda, CA - 148

10. Jace Vander Weerd – Visalia, CA - 138

PAS Senior Sprint Point Standings

1. Chris Wakim - Simi Valley, CA- 174

2. Bruce Douglass - Ventura, CA - 172

3. Richard McCormick - Canyon Country, CA - 162

4. Rick Hendrix - Palmdale, CA - 136

5. Steve Brown - Corona, CA - 131

6. Bill Badger - Santa Clarita, CA - 117

7. Dwayne Marcum - Riverside, CA - 100

8. Jesse Denome – San Diego, CA - 99

9. Jack De Armand Jr. – Corona Del Mar, CA - 91

10. Royal Adderson – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – 90

PAS Young Gun Sprints

1. George Morris - Holtville, CA - 124

2. Courtney Crone - Corona, CA - 118

3. Justin Dunn – Riverside, CA - 99

4. Cole Cabrera – Laguna Beach, CA - 63

5. Malyssa Perkins - Oak Hills, CA - 52

 

 

Kemenah Finishes In Third Place At Weedsport Speedway With World Of Outlaws

By: Joe Burrage

Chad Kemenah made the trip to the Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY on Sunday to race with the World of Outlaws. The 2006 Outlaw Rookie of the Year is focusing on the All Star Circuit of Champions this season but whenever the team has a chance to race with the Outlaws the Hunter Racing No.10H will take advantage of it.

Kemenah was making his first appearance at the big Weedsport Speedway facility and like always he was feeling confident and upbeat about his chances.

The confidence and the car were working all evening and when it was time for the 35-Lap feature Kemenah was starting in the fourth position.

The green lights turned on around the half mile track and Kemenah quickly settled into the third position right behind Brad Sweet. Kemenah wasted no time as he started to work the middle of the Speedway and that allowed him to gain a lot of momentum going into turns one and two. Kemenah kept the car nice and straight as he passed Brad Sweet for second place on lap two.

Race leader Donny Schatz had opened up almost a straight away size lead but he was about to encounter traffic and Kemenah was on the move. Schatz entered traffic but he was not able to get around Dave Blaney and Freddie Rahmer and that allowed Kemenah to erase all the distance Schatz had built up.

Kemenah was right behind Schatz and all of the sudden the No.15 sprinter started to pass cars in traffic and that allowed him to get away from Kemenah in traffic. A few laps later the first caution of the night would come out and that would give him chance to pass Schatz on the restart.

On the ensuing restart Kemenah was able to stay close to Schatz but Kerry Madsen was on the move. Madsen was racing on the cushion and sometimes over the cushion to make his way towards the front.

As the feature continued Schatz continued to keep his distance and Kemenah was not able to gain on the Fargo, North Dakota driver. Kemenah took over the second position on lap two and held it until Lap-22; when Kerry Madsen executed a slide job entering turn four. Madsen quickly drifted up the track and Kemenah quickly turned the wheel to drive back under him but Madsen had a slight lead and slowly started to pinch Kemenah off towards the infield.

Kemenah let off the gas just before the finish line to avoid any sort of accident and quickly settled into the third position. Kemenah would continue to chase both Schatz and Kerry Madsen the final 13-Laps of the race and he would cross the finish line in third place.

"We had a good car tonight, my brother Brian and the crew did a great job and to finish third is a big deal for our entire team," said Kemenah. "I have to thank Rob and Rita Hunter for this opportunity this is a first class operation and we want to win races for them. We also have a tremendous amount of support from Berlin Bakery, Brilex LLC, Nighthawk Holdings, Seneca Energy Corp, Champion Racing Oil, K&N Filters, Kistler Engines and J&J Chassis. Racing with the World of Outlaws is not easy but we have a team here that can compete and we are going to do everything we can to keep this car running up front."

 

 

SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM LOOKING TO DEFEND LAST YEAR’S VICTORY

AT THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE

CONCORD, N.C. (May 20, 2015) – Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team are looking forward to defending last year’s World of Outlaws victory at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Friday, May 22.

Saldana dominated competition during last year’s event, winning his heat, the dash, and then scored a wire-to-wire victory, notching his fourth career win at The Dirt Track.

“We have a fast car that we haven’t been able to show case yet this season,” said team owner Dan Motter. “Sometimes you have to have a little luck and that’s the biggest element we’ve been missing. Most consistently we have had a pill draw that has put us out late in the order for time trials. In most cases, the earlier you are able to get on the track, the better your qualifying attempt is because track conditions deteriorate to a certain degree as the session goes on, especially with the big fields we’ve had recently. That puts you behind the eight ball from the beginning.

“Kudos to our team members for going forward with a positive ‘tomorrow’s a new day’ attitude. Everybody works together and digs deep. I know our victories will come and what better place than Charlotte?”

On Monday, May 25, the Outlaws will wrap Memorial Day Weekend at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana. Saldana won here in 2009 and snagged a fourth place finish last year.

With 90 races on the 2015 Outlaws schedule, the roadies are in the heat of the season, competing multiple times weekly.

Saldana, currently sixth in WoO point standings, hopes to begin his climb back up the ladder starting with Charlotte.

 

 

 

Series Update: F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Weekend Sweep for Cap Henry; Reed Continues to Control Standings

Jordan Ryan On Top of F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Ranks by Two


 

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, Ohio (May 20th, 2015) - It was a ‘clean sweep’ for Cap Henry and Genzman Racing during the recent weekend; winning Fremont/Attica Sprint Title or F.A.S.T. main events at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Henry, who now joins Dean Jacobs as a two-time F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event winner in 2015, climbed from fourth to second in the current F.A.S.T. standings after his impressive weekend; continuing his chase towards the $10,000 F.A.S.T. championship. Henry claimed victories at Attica and Fremont on Friday and Saturday, May 15th & 16th.


 

Despite Henry’s weekend sweep, defending Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service champion Byron Reed continues to hold down the top spot in the standings. Reed, a winner with the mini-series back on Saturday, May 2nd at Fremont Speedway, sits on top of the standings with 855 points; a 22 point cushion over Bellevue’s Cap Henry. Henry sits in sole command of second with 833 points; followed by former F.A.S.T. champion Craig Mintz with 807 points, Dean Jacobs with 775 points, and Stuart Brubaker with 764 points.  The series returns to Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, June 5th for round seven of the 2015 schedule.


 

The ultra-competitive JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro welcomed two more new winners to the 2015 ‘W’ column during the recent weekend. Jamie Miller earned top honors at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday evening, May 15th, with Plano, Texas native T.J. Michael earning the victory at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, May 16th. Miller and Michael join Jordan Ryan and Bobby Clark on the 2015 winners list after four rounds of F.A.S.T. ‘305’ competition.


 

Jordan Ryan will lead the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series standings into round five on Friday evening, June 12th at Attica Raceway Park. Ryan, the 2015 opening night winner at Attica, is in control with 564 points; a two point margin over fellow series winner in 2015 Bobby Clark. Bobby ‘Tiger’ Clark has 562 earned points after four rounds; followed by Steve Rando with 543 points, Alvin Roepke with 537 points, and Ricky Peterson with 514 points.


 

There are currently 18 dates on the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series schedule in 2015; stretching from mid-April until early August. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprinters will headline 11 events in 2015, with an inaugural visit to the Waynesfield Raceway Park scheduled for Saturday, July 4th. The 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ title will once again be worth $10,000 to the series champion. $2,000 will be awarded to the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ series champion.


 

Upcoming Event Details:

Friday, June 5th - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM / Adults: $15; Seniors: $13; 11-15: $10; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

Saturday, June 6th- Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7PM / Adults: $14; Seniors: $12; Students: $8; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

*F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Weekend Only*


 

2015 Winners:


 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Winners:
Round 1 - Friday, April 17th - Attica Raceway Park - Dean Jacobs
Round 2 - Saturday, April 18th - Fremont Speedway - Chris Andrews
Round 3 - Friday, May 1st - Attica Raceway Park - Dean Jacobs (2)
Round 4 - Saturday, May 2nd - Fremont Speedway - Byron Reed
Round 5 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park - Cap Henry
Round 6 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway - Cap Henry (2)

 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Winners:

Round 1 -Friday, April 17th - Attica Raceway Park - Jordan Ryan
Round 2 - Saturday, April 18th - Fremont Speedway - Bobby Clark
Round 3 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park - Jamie Miller
Round 4 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway - T.J. Michael


 

Looking Ahead:


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events:
Round 7 - Friday, June 5th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 8 - Saturday, June 6th - Fremont Speedway
Round 9 - Friday, June 12th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 10 - Saturday, June 13th - Fremont Speedway


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Events:
Round 5 - Friday, June 12th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 6 - Saturday, June 13th - Fremont Speedway


 

Point Standings (As of Wednesday, May 20th)


 

Kistler Racing F.A.S.T 410 Points

After 05-16-15 Race

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

5

Byron Reed

1

855

0

2

53

Cap Henry

2

833

-22

3

09

Craig Mintz

0

807

-48

4

97

Dean Jacobs

2

775

-80

5

16

Stuart Brubaker

0

764

-91

6

19

Chris Andrews

1

759

-96

7

40DD

Nate Dussel

0

710

-145

8

9Z

Duane Zablocki

0

662

-193

9

45L

Brian Lay

0

656

-199

10

68G

Tyler Gunn

0

636

-219

11

83M

Broc Martin

0

635

-220

12

60

Jody Keegan

0

600

-255



 

JLH F.A.S.T 305 Points

After 05-16-15 Race

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

5R

Jordan Ryan

1

564

0

2

8

Bobby Clark

1

562

-2

3

19R

Steve Rando

0

543

-21

4

99

Alvin Roepke

0

537

-27

5

2

Ricky Peterson

0

514

-50

6

39

Jamie Miller

1

512

-52

7

12

Kyle Capodice

0

499

-65

8

77I

John Ivy

0

490

-74

9

36

Seth Schneider

0

464

-100

10

25

Jason Keckler

0

454

-110

11

75

Jerry Dahms

0

404

-160

12

22M

Dan McCarron

0

300

-264

13

3J

Trey Jacobs

0

235

-329

14

20I

Kelsey Ivy

0

204

-360


 

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Questions:

 

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 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.


 

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2015 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, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.  

 

 

Robbie Stillwaggon Stays Close to Home to Compete with the World of Outlaws Sprints

In their only appearance in the state of New Jersey, Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington NJ) and the 89 Quality Auto Body race team took their 410 sprint car and headed to New Egypt Speedway to compete with the famed World of Outlaws national traveling group.

Stillwaggon who is very familiar with New Egypt Speedway, Robbie runs regularly there with his 360 URC Sprint car, used his familiarity with the track to his advantage. Stillwaggon qualified 14th on the night with a time of 13.703 placing him in the 5th starting position of the 2nd heat race. Stillwaggon’s heat race was stocked with Outlaw regulars and PA Posse visitors finished in the 6th and final qualifying positon.

As a result of his 6th place heat race finish, Stillwaggon started the evenings $6,000 to win event from the 14th starting position. At the drop of the green flag Stillwaggon and familiar combatant Davey Stillwaggon battled for position. Stillwaggon and Sammons have waged battles before in quarter midgets, micros, and the 360 ranks. Tuesday night was no different, as lap after lap the 89 and 747 were wheel to wheel. At the end of the 25 lap feature Stillwaggon finished in the 10th position, earning himself his first top 10 in World of Outlaws competition this year.

Stillwaggon’s next stop will be with the United Racing Club June 5th at the famed Williams Grove Speedway and June 6th at Selinsgrove Speedway. Stillwaggon who sits 4th in URC competition 4 races in with 3 top 10’s and 2 top 5’s is ready to break into victory lane.

 

 

LUPUS AWARENESS NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW ON SATURDAY,

THUNDER ON THE HILL SERIES SET FOR SUNDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 20, 2015 . . . T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified racers, those who have not won so far this season, will be looking to add their name to the growing list of this year’s winners on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. The 358 Modifieds have had five different winners out of the six events run so far this season showing that competition is very tough on the clay oval. In addition to the Modifieds the highly competitive BRC Late Models will be in action along with the action packed Sportsman stock cars.

Some of the area’s top dirt track racing talents will be in action including Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller, Kyle Weiss, Kevin Hirthler, Meme DeSantis and a host of others.

The second annual Turn The Track Purple Night will have racing at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. As is normal the Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet featuring drivers and cars from each division will take place at the main gate as the gates open. This week Sportsman racers Kyle and Ryan Lilick will be featured.

17-year-old Lupus patient Haley Williams Wetzel has been battling the disease for 10 years. She has a love for local dirt track racing. Fans and racers are being asked to wear something purple as that is the Lupus awareness color. Team Haley will have a table set up to distribute info on Lupus as well as make pins available to those who would like to show their support of the dread disease. Purple candy ribbons and butterfly lollipops will be available and they will be chancing off two gift baskets. All proceeds will go to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for Lupus research.

Adult admission is $15 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free. Active military are admitted free with proper ID. Pit admission is $30 and requires a NASCAR license.

Fans should not forget to text and win in the Ingersoll Rand contest. >From 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 p.m. on Sunday text IRTOOLSGRV to 313131 and have a chance to win a merchandise prize pack from Ingersoll Rand. You have to text each weekend to have a chance to win.

On Sunday, May 24th, 7:30 p.m. the popular Thunder on the Hill Series will feature five 25-lap features, no qualifying events, for the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, TSRS Sprints, ARDC wingless Midgets and Legends cars. Adult admission is $20.

Coming up on Saturday, May 30th, 7:30 p.m. is T.P. Trailers of Limerick Night featuring the NASCAR T.P. Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman along with the extra added attraction of the Blast from the Past Vintage racers. This will also be Neurofibromatosis Awareness Night, an event that was rained out on May 16th.

The rained out Checkered Flag Fan Club visit to Grandview is now set for June 6th as part of Bashore Trucking/BFP Specialties Night. A 40-lap feature for the NASCAR Sportsman racers will be a highlight of the night along with T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and BRC Late Models. Adult admission will be $20 while youngsters 5 through 11 will pay just $5 and under 5 will be admitted free.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Twitter@GrandviewSpeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedway along with Rainedout.com (for rainout information).

 

 

Zeitler Looks To Defend Home Turf Against WST At SOS; Aims At Good CGS Run

By Ben Deatherage

Todd Zeitler is looking forward to spending two nights with the Western Sprint Tour this weekend. The Medford native will take on the best 360 pilots of the Pacific Northwest region at Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday May 23rd and Sunday the 24th at Cottage Grove. The Zeitler Brothers Chassis/Tom White Trucking/Brent's Custom Trucks/M.J. Bryer Truck Repair/Pacific Truck Centers #2Z Zeitler has made a couple of starts this year after the team had been dormant since July of 2012.

“Overall the year hasn't been too bad,” said Zeitler, “we hadn't raced in a few years and we really missed being out there. The first two races we've been mid-pack but we are looking to better ourselves this weekend.”

Todd's best finish in 2015 is a fifth at Southern Oregon Speedway on April 18th. His only other start in the current campaign resulted in a ninth at Cottage Grove Speedway on May 2nd. He knows a big task is at hand with the amount of talent that will be racing over the weekend.

“Our goal is to be competitive and stay positive,” he would continue, “If we can stay consistent and be competitive we can be in the hunt to win a race again.”

Not only is Southern Oregon Speedway his hometown but also a venue where Todd won the track championship back in 2001. He's excited to get a chance to perform in front of his fans and family on Saturday night.

“We've been decent here before in big races and we're just getting back into the swing of things.”

Southern Oregon Speedway, located in White City, will host the second race of the Western Sprint Tour season on Saturday May 23rd. Tickets are Adults $15.00, Seniors/Veterans $12.00, Juniors (6-12) $10.00, and Children 5 & Under are FREE. The action all starts around 7:00 PM.

Cottage Grove Speedway will be the final stop for the weekend on Sunday May 24th. Tickets are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $13.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $8.00, and 5 & Under FREE. Racing begins around 6:45 PM.

For the latest news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

Additional Information:

2015 Western Sprint Tour Schedule

April 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Trey Starks

April 25th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Rained Out

May 23rd Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR

May 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR

June 28th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA (Speedweek Northwest)

June 29th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR (Speedweek Northwest)

June 30th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, OR (Speedweek Northwest)

July 1st Travel Day

July 2nd Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR (Speedweek Northwest)

July 3rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest)

July 4th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest)

August 14th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA

August 15th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR

September 25th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

September 26th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

Former Western Sprint Tour Winners At Cottage Grove Speedway

2015- Trey Starks on April 24th

Current Western Sprint Tour Points (Top Ten)

1. 55-Trey Starks 93; 2. 96-Greg Hamilton 91; 3. 5N-Seth Nunes 90; 4. 2L-Logan Forler 81; 5. 22-Garen Linder 76; T Chris Schmelzle 76; 7. 17-Cam Smith 75; 8. 4J-Allison Journey 71; 9. 21W-Vern Wheeler 67; 10. 87-Kyler Barraza 66; T 3-J.J. Hickle 66

 

 

URSS Rebels Ready For a Memorial Day Weekend Challenge at Wakeeney Speedway

The United Rebels Sprint Series take to the 3/8’s mile oval at the Wakeeney Speedway Sunday, May 24th for the first of four URSS Sanctioned events at the Trego County Fairgrounds in the 2015 racing season. With only one race in the record books in the 2015 racing season thanks to Mother Nature, the Rebels are eager to return to the track to give fans some great side by side racing action. Coming off of his first URSS event win 2014 URSS Kansas Region Rookie of the Year Jed Werner will look to make it two in a row. Ness City Kansas ace Lucas Cranston along with other Kansas Region drivers including former National Champions Brian Herbert and CJ Johnson as well as URSS regulars Steven Richardson, Keefe Hemel, Zach Blurton, Jeremy Huish, Coby Pierce, Kade Hagans, Taylor Velasquez, Kaden Taylor and many more URSS favorites. The Colorado Region will be well represented with Zac Taylor, 2013 and 2014 URSS National Champ Jake Bubak among others making the trek to the Speedway this Sunday.

Over the past nine seasons Wakeeney Speedway Victory Lane has been graced by both seasoned veterans and talented newcomers at the famed 3/8’s mile oval. Previous feature winners include Jake Bubak, Josh Fairbank, Zach Blurton, CJ Johnson, Luke Cranston, Smokey Fairbank, Ty Williams, Jon Johnson, Taylor Velasquez and Kirby Hagans.

Don’t forget to visit the URSS trailer to pick up a 10th Anniversary URSS Commemorative T-Shirt. As always you can visit the pits after the racing action to grab an autograph, picture or a T-Shirt from your favorite driver.

The Wakeeney Speedway pits open at 3:30pm with the Grandstands opening at 4:30 pm. Race Fans be sure to check out the new expanded menu at the Speedway Concession stand, each race features a race special item.

If you cannot attend Sunday nights race at, you can always tune into the free live broadcast at www.racinboys.com to catch all of the action with Kyler Fetters calling the action starting at 6:30 pm.

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES PRESS RELEASE

“Angell Park Speedway doubleheader this weekend” “Four Kunz cars highlight 25th anniversary of first APS win”

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., May 20---The 69th season of midget auto racing kicks off this weekend at Angell Park Speedway with a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader on May 24-25. The events are the first of the nine race season at the popular1/3-mile caly oval. The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget and The Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Racing Series will co-sanction The "13th annual Sue Thiel Memorial". Saturday’s event will honor Danni Jo Thiel, with Sunday’s event celebrating the life of Sue Thiel. The Advanced Building Corporation located in Madison has added to the increased purse. The Badger 600 Micro Series and the Illini Racing Series will also compete during both events. Grandstand open at 4:30 pm each day, with practice and qualifying beginning at 6:00 pm, with racing to follow. Four entries from car owner Keith Kunz highlight the excepted competitors. Kunz will field cars for Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Ryan Robinson. The event will, also commemorate the 25th anniversary of Kunz’s first feature victory at the track in the Memorial 50 on May 27, 1990, when Rich Vogler drove the No. 1K to victory. Current POWRi points leader Darren Hagen, and former Angell Park feature winners Andrew Felker, and Austin Brown head up a stellar field for the two-day event. POWRi will add an additional $200 of show up money to each car owner of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series members. This is a $100 for each night, for a total of $200 for the weekend. (attached is photo of Rich Vogler after winning the Old Style Memorial 50 Badger Midget Series feature at Angell Park Speedway on May 27, 1990 driving the Keith & Rusty Kunz owned No. 1K.)

 
 
 
Chase Dietz Donates Over $1,000 Towards Heather Baker Foundation
Lincoln Speedway On Deck; Potential Selinsgrove Visit on Sunday
 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:


 

York, PA (May 20th, 2015) - Chase Dietz and Troy Godfrey are pleased to announce that they will be donating over $1,000 towards the Heather Baker Foundation. Dietz, who pilots the Troy Godfrey owned no. 5 ‘358’ sprint car at each and every ‘358/360’ event at the Williams Grove Speedway, recently earned a runner-up finish at ‘The Grove’ in the Godfrey ride, and will be donating all of the car’s earnings towards the mentioned charity. With the help of outside donors such as Barry Shearer Welding and Michael Fissel, Dietz and Godfrey were able to push their donation up over $1,000.


 

“This is really special” said Chase Dietz, “We had a great run at Williams Grove Speedway a few weeks back and finished second...we decided then to donate all of our earnings towards the Heather Baker Foundation...we had a few others join in on the generosity and also donate ...our goal all season long is to give back to local charities after each ‘358’ race...we’ve been successful so far so hopefully we can continue to do this all year...I just want to thank Troy and Tammy Godfrey for the opportunity...they are great people and I am very proud to be a part of their race team.”


 

Chase Dietz and Troy Godfrey will continue to donate during the entire 2015 season. They are scheduled to return to action on Friday evening, May 29th at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.


 

Up next on the 2015 schedule is a pair of ‘410’ events in central Pennsylvania. Chase Dietz will return to the driver seat of the Scott Gobrecht owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, ServiceMaster Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, no. 44 ‘410’ sprint car and visit the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 23rd. The annual ‘Hilly Rife Memorial’ is on tap in the Pigeon Hills. If all goes well on Saturday night, the Scott Gobrecht ‘44’ team may make the trip north to the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 24th. The ‘Fastest Half-Mile on the East Coast’ will host the annual ‘Ray Tilley Classic’ on Sunday evening worth $5,000.


 

During his most recent start, Chase Dietz joined the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, May 13th. Dietz drove the Scott Gobrecht ‘44’ to an 11th place finish during B-main competition. The York, Pennsylvania native and ‘410’ sprint car rookie finished 6th during his respective heat race; one spot shy of a transfer position. There were 47 cars entered.


 

“We were really happy with our results during the Outlaw show” said Chase Dietz, “To be on the same track as those guys was an amazing feeling…they are the best in the world...we were so close in the heat but fell one spot short...we have a lot of confidence now and we know what we are capable of...hopefully we can race both shows this weekend and build a little bit more momentum.”


 

Race fans can keep up with Chase Dietz during his entire 2015 racing campaign at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Follow Chase on all of the available social networks including Facebook: Chase Dietz Racing and Twitter: Chase Dietz Racing.


 

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Recent Highlights: Finished 2nd during ‘358’ feature competition at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 9th

 
2015 Wins: 0

 


 

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube Here: https://youtu.be/70PrdpRifs0


 

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Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, Service Master Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, Baker Door Company, Gardy Enterprises, Miller Fabrication Inc., Pancho's Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Cheryl Rohrbaugh's Cleaning Service Inc., Case Beer & Beverage, Godfrey Racing Engines, Kleffels of Hanover, Nevin’s Automotive, H&H General Excavating, McSherrystown Moose #720 Family Center, Direct 2Tee Printing, and Aero Wings.


 

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Brock Zearfoss Racing Set for Return After Unintentional Weekend Off
Holiday Weekend Highlighted with $5,000 ‘Fallen Heroes Championship’ at Port Royal Speedway
 

 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:
 
Jonestown, PA (May 19th, 2015) - After missing a weekend of competition due to work commitments and Mother Nature, Brock Zearfoss will move ahead and set his viewfinder on a pair of ‘410’ events in central Pennsylvania this Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd & 24th. ‘The Jonestown Jet’ will visit the Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway this weekend; kicking things off with the $5,000-to-win ‘Fallen Heroes Championship’ at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 23rd. Zearfoss has been a regular at ‘The Speed Palace’ all season long, and recently earned a top-ten finish with the All Star Circuit of Champions during the ‘Bob Weikert Memorial.’

 


 

On Sunday, May 24th, Brock Zearfoss and the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, ‘3Z’ team will

venture to the Selinsgrove Speedway near Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania for the ‘Ray Tilley Classic.’ The annual event will pay $5,000 to the winner, with a total purse exceeding $23,000. This will be Brock Zearfoss’ first trip to the Selinsgrove half-mile oval in 2015


 

“Big weekend ahead for us so hopefully we can capitalize” said Brock Zearfoss, “We plan to be at Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway...we didn’t get to race anywhere last weekend...my work schedule held me back on Friday, and Saturday it rained...we’ve had a few weeks to get everything ready to go so I think we are all anxious to get back to the track...can’t thank everyone enough...we’ve been pretty good some weekends but still have a hard time getting any momentum put together...this would be a great weekend to get that first win.”


 

Although the plan is not definite, Brock Zearfoss Racing may kick-off the upcoming holiday weekend at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday night, May 22nd. A decision regarding that will be made in the near future.


 

“I have to get some things figured out first but we may go to Williams Grove on Friday” said Zearfoss, “It all depends on work and if we can get there on time...hopefully we can make it and run three races this weekend.”


 

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire 2015 racing campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure ‘follow’ the ‘Jonestown Jet’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing


 

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Recent Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 24th & 25th.

 
2015 Wins: N/A

 


 

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Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, JP Donmoyer Trucking, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Berkebile Oil Company, Stoner Solutions, Farmer’s Wife Restaurant, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports


 

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Scotty Thiel - Wrecked at Wilmot

5/20/2015

Quick Results:

Wilmot Raceway

Qualifying: 6th

Heat: 6th

B-main: 1st

A-main: 20th (DNF)

Unpredictable weather turned for the better as the skies stayed clear Saturday night at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Scotty and the Scott Thiel Motorsports team were ready to take on the 32 car field that showed up for the Bumper to Bumper IRA event. After drawing a 50 pill for qualifying, Scotty was the 22nd car out and laid down a very fast time of 13.990 which was sixth quick overall. The heat race was a struggle for Thiel after missing the transfer by one position but he made up for that by winning the B-Main by over a full straight. In the main event, Scotty charged his way up into the top five but after contact with the wall and getting hit my another car it ended his night with a torn up car.

Qualifying has not been the greatest so far for Scotty and the team in 2015 but they finally started to turn things around Saturday night after getting into the 13 second bracket which only six of the 32 cars were capable of doing so. Scotty went out later in the qualifying order and laid down a 13.990 which was sixth quick overall. “It feels good finally to have a decent qualifying run. I messed up a little in turn four and wasn’t on the throttle as hard as I should have been and I think that might have been that tenth and a half we needed for quick time.” Stated Thiel after his run.

The ten lap heat race event wasn’t as great as the race track was fairly slick and passing was difficult. Scotty started in the fifth position and did not get the start he wanted. The bottom side of the track was not his best line all night long and he struggled to get up to the top side of the track early on. He settled into the sixth position where he would stay all ten laps. He tried everything he could but every time that there was an opportunity to build up momentum to make the pass, the cars ahead would slide up and break the run. Scotty was forced to run the B-main event. Luckily, the B-main is lined up based on finish plus qualifying time so Thiel was able to start on the pole of the race. The green flag dropped and Scotty charged to turn one. He slid up to the top side and never looked back. He managed to pull away from the field by a full straight-a-way in only the first three laps. A caution came out with only five laps to go but that did not stop Thiel from building up a commanding lead once going back to green flag action. He charged hard and pulled away again and would win the B-main. That finish would allow Scotty to gain his qualifying time back for the A-main event and he would line up in the 11th position for the 30 lap A-main event.

The crew made little changes to the car before pushing out for the A-main event. Scotty felt very comfortable in the car and knew what the race track was like after running the B-main. The field was called into position and began to prepare for the drop of the green flag. They came out of turn four and charged down the front stretch. Scotty drove right to the top side coming out of turn two and began his battle forward. He was the only car early on driving on the very top side as he did in the B-main. It took a few laps to get a rhythm going but he started to pick his way forward car by car. A caution came out a few laps in and the field would have to get lined back up. After going back to green, Scotty charged the high side once again. He lost a little ground and tried moving down to the bottom of the track. It did not work well for him as he fell back a few spots and finally jumped back up to the high side and began his way back forward. With only eight laps to go, Scotty found himself sitting in the fifth position. He was charging hard on the very top side of the track but got too high coming out of turn two and hit the wall with the right rear tire. The car got sideways but he managed to hold on but then the front end slapped the wall and broke out. Scotty was doing his best to keep the car towards the wall but the front end folded under the car and shot him down into the racing groove. Thiel tucked in close as the field went by but one car could not avoid him and made very hard contact. Scotty climbed out of the car unhurt but the car was destroyed. It would be the end of the night for Thiel and the team. “I don’t really know what to call our luck right now at this point in the season. We finally started out good with qualifying, struggled in our heat, won the B by a mile and now this. We were so quick in the A. I know we had something for them. The car was working really well. Needed a caution late to bunch everyone back up and I think we had chance at least for a top three. We are in a slump right now and it’s frustrating but it’ll turn around hopefully soon.” A disappointed statement made by Scotty after the event.

Memorial Day weekend is now approaching and will lead the team on a traveling adventure. Friday night the team will head down to Plymouth, Indiana for the Earl Gaerte Memorial event with the Allstar Circuit of Champions. That is a $5,000 to win event. The team will then head back home and prepare for Sunday evening at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI with the IRA 410 Series.

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SALDANA SETS QUICK TIME AND NEW TRACK RECORD

AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

NEW EGYPT, N.J. (May 19, 2015) – The fifth night of racing in seven days for the World of Outlaws sprint cars culminated tonight at the 7/16-mile New Egypt Speedway.

The evening was off to a great start for the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team in time trials. Joey Saldana whipped the 71M around the track in 13.317 seconds, setting a new track record and solidifying the No. 1 qualifying spot, his third quick time this season.

The Brownsburg Bullet rolled off fourth in the first heat. When the green flew, front row starter Shane Stewart assumed the lead followed by Saldana. The first two positions did not change from flag to flag. Saldana’s second place finish earned him a starting berth in the dash along with a position in the feature.

“It was a great team effort tonight,” said Saldana. “We haven’t been qualifying very well so it’s definitely nice to start the night off with a good qualifying run which puts you in good position for the feature. Hopefully we can have some success in the dash and have something for the feature.”

On a straight-up dash start, Saldana would have started on the pole. But after the ‘four’ ping pong ball was drawn, he pushed off fourth. At the green, Daryn Pittman led the pack with Logan Schuchart second and Saldana third. In six laps the running order for the top three did not change. Saldana secured the No. 3 position on the starting grid for the feature.

In the 30-lap A Main, Daryn Pittman was the wire to wire winner. Donny Schatz moved from ninth to finish second and Shane Stewart was third. Saldana came home eighth.

“We had a mechanical problem from the first lap,” said team owner Dan Motter, “and we were lucky to finish. The track was nice. It was real fast with good grip and no dust.

“We started out so great in qualifying and we were good in the dash and the heat. It was so disappointing to have a mechanical gremlin.”

The Outlaws will race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Friday, May 22 and Saldana and the Motter team hope to defend last year’s victory there.

 

 

WINNERS KEEP ADDING UP FOR J&J AUTO RACING

McKENZIE, TN - The winning continued for J&J Auto Racing teams last weekend at dirt tracks across the United States. Donny Schatz picked up two more wins with the World of Outlaws and Cap Henry swept the weekend in Ohio. Jared Hortsman and Matt Hope where also J&J winners last weekend. while Matt Moro won the previous week at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Donny Schatz continued his remarkable start to the 2015 World of Outlaws campaign by scoring two more wins this past weekend racing the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J. Schatz, the six-time and reigning WoO champion, raced to victory Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway.

Schatz was the third fastest qualifier at Williams Grove in the field of 40 cars and advanced into the dash through his heat race. He won the dash and started the 25-lap A-Feature from the pole and chased early leader Greg Hodnett. Schatz took the lead late in lap 17 and led the final eight laps to pick up his ninth WoO win of the season and 19th career triumph at Williams Grove.

After Mother Nature washed out Saturday's race at Williams Grove, Schatz and his TSR team made their debut at Weedsport Speedway in New York Sunday. He again qualified third and earned the pole position after starting fourth in the dash. Schatz led all 30 laps and made Weedsport the 72nd different track where he's earned a WoO career feature win.

Chad Kemenah finished third at Weedsport in the Rob and Rita Hunter No. 10h J&J.

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK

Cap Henry picked up his first victory of the season Friday night at Attica Raceway Park driving the Genzman Racing No. 53 Level Performance/Ludwig Propane/Kear’s Speed Shop/Handy Grafix sponsored J&J. Henry took the lead from Dale Blaney on lap two and would lead the rest of the way to capture the victory.

“It’s hard to win races starting 20th but these guys…Jamie, Guy, Ryan….they all have been working hard all year and gave me great cars from the get-go," admitted Henry in victory lane. "We had to finally just capitalize on it." FREMONT SPEEDWAY

Cap Henry made it a weekend sweep Saturday night at Fremont Speedway piloting the Genzman Racing No. 53 J&J to the winner's circle after a thrilling race with Byron Reed.

“This goes out to Guy, Ralph, Marilyn, Ryan and Jamie," said Henry. "I think they changed the set-up every time we hit the race track tonight. They kept getting it better and better. I told Guy (Meyers, crew chief) hey, it’s in your hands…keep doing it. I can’t thank those guys enough. This is just awesome.”

EAST LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Matt Hope raced to victory last Saturday night at East Lincoln Speedway in the Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series event. Hope raced Rich Wetmore's No. 28h J&J to victory in the main event..

SPRINTS ON DIRT - PLYMOUTH SPEEDWAY

Jared Hortsman earned his first victory of the season Saturday night in the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt event at Plymouth Speedway. Hortsman (No. 17 J&J) shared the front row with fellow J&J racer Ryan Ruhl (No. 16 J&J). Ruhl got the early lead, but Hortsman took command on lap four and never looked back. Ruhl would finish second to give J&J a one-two sweep.

IOWA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

Matt Moro raced Mike VanderEcken's No. 10 J&J to victory at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on May 8 to score his first win of the season.

PERTH MOTORPLEX - 360 CHAMPIONSHIPS

J&J Auto Racing would like to congratulation Jake Beard-Miller on winning the 360 season championship at Perth Motorplex.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – “Back” in Action!

(Bill W) May 19, 2015 – Racing at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday night was a game day decision for Terry McCarl. The Altoona, Iowa driver made it through the night with flying colors and a fourth place finish. The week before, of course, saw him fracture his L4 vertebrae in a scary crash. Plans are for the TMAC Motorsports #24 to be back at Knoxville Saturday, and at FVP National Sprint League shows at Jackson Speedway in Minnesota on Friday, and Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday.

Doctors assured TMAC that he couldn’t worsen his condition, but he would have to deal with the pain. “It’s a different kind of pain than I’ve had with some of my other injuries,” he says. “It’s kind of a dull constant pain that makes you sick. There was some extra soft stuff in the car. I already have the Butlerbuilt insert, and I had another butt pad in there. There’s no workman’s comp and no disability insurance. This is what I do for a living. If I don’t race, I don’t get paid.”

The crash on May 9 came when he felt he was just reaching his stride this season. “I felt like I was getting back to where I was in 2009 when we had such a great year, but this knocked the edge off a little bit,” says TMAC. “I’ll get it back. We have the fracture in the L4 vertebrae, but the good news was when Dr. Scott Neff did the MRI he showed me that I had the spine of a twenty year old. The back was straight with no trace of arthritis. For a normal person, this would take six to eight weeks to heal. But Dr. Neff says knowing that I won’t take care of it like a normal person, it may take a little longer.”

TMAC didn’t necessarily enter Saturday thinking he would race through the night. “I really just had intentions of going out and maybe time trialing and getting some points that way,” he says. “I felt pretty good though. We were fast hot-lapping, which built the confidence a little bit. We were fourth quick time trialing, which felt good. We were right there in the hunt. The track was perfect for what I needed. If it was rough and heavy, I’m sure we would have loaded up after time trials.”

He would start fifth in his heat. “I was trying to stay clear of everyone,” says TMAC. “I wasn’t going to bang wheels or get too aggressive. It worked out well. I was happy they were just having three heats and taking six (to the feature). That took some pressure off. Saying that, behind us, we had Tim Kaeding, Josh Schneiderman and Lynton Jeffrey that didn’t make the heat invert. That put some pressure back on, but we were able to finish fifth.”

There was one anxious moment in the heat. “It got a little scary when (Dustin Selvage) spun in front of us,” says TMAC. “I was hoping he wouldn’t try and save it. If he had, I would have been taking another ride. He did a good job and hit the brakes. The track was perfect for me. They had a nice, wide track where the winners in every heat came from sixth. That’s great for the fans and for us. The Dunkin’s always have their work cut out for them with the number of sprint cars we have every week.”

The redraw saw TMAC starting fifth in the main event as well. “The track was perfect for the feature,” he says. “There was a good top and bottom. That’s what we all hope for. I had a great car. It was definitely good for my back and mental state to have a nice, wide, smooth track. I got a feel for it and got more confident with each lap.”

He would stay in the hunt and checker fourth. “Doug and Brian gave me a good racecar,” says TMAC. “Watching the video, I didn’t hit all of my lines and marks, but I’ll get there. I was really happy to come out of there with a fourth place finish, especially considering everything.”

TMAC is getting ready for a big Memorial Day weekend. “I’m looking forward to seeing the new Jackson Speedway,” he says. “I hear they’ve made it a lot wider, so I imagine it will provide some great racing.”

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This Week in TMAC History!

On May 13, 2001, TMAC registered quick time of the night (11.16 seconds) and won the feature event at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. On that night, he topped Wade Nygaard, Jake Peters, Kenny Hansen and Tim Monson. TMAC won his fifth track championship in six years in 2001 by 20 points over Gary DeWall. He won ten features in 18 tries at Huset’s that season.

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Tankersley Facing ASCS Gulf South Region Tripleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (May 19, 2015) - Channin Tankersley's goal for this weekend's ASCS Gulf South Region tripleheader is simple.

"I just want to finish the races," he said. "We've ran into a lot of bad luck early this season, but if we had finished every race I think we would have had a top five each time. We have the speed. We just need to have three smooth nights."

Tankersley will kick off the weekend on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, before shifting to Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, on Saturday and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 13th annual Memorial Day Classic on Sunday.

"I'm hopeful we can get a win this weekend," he said. "That'd be pretty cool and would help get us on the right track."

Tankersley has recorded four second-place finishes in his last five races at Heart O' Texas Speedway.

"I've run very well there," he said. "We've had pretty good success. We just never have been able to seal the deal."

He competed twice at Shady Oaks Speedway last season and was unable to finish both races.

"I didn't have any success there last year," he said. "It's pretty cool when you roll in there. When you go in the pits there's a bunch of oak trees. It's definitely something different."

Battleground Speedway has been Tankersley's best track the last two years, when he's reached Victory Lane twice. He earned three top fives and four top 10s in five races at the track last season.

"We've been really fast there every time we've ran," he said. "Hopefully we can put together a strong night from start to finish and be in contention for another win."

Tankersley ranks sixth in the championship standings despite being involved in a crash during three of his four races this season.

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas; Saturday at Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas; and Sunday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 13th annual Memorial Day Classic with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

Tankersley would also like to thank Watercraft Plus, LLC, King Construction, G3 Boats, Yamaha and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

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Hanks Debuting for David Smith Racing This Weekend with ASCS Red River Region

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (May 19, 2015) - Brandon Hanks will make his debut with a new team this weekend during an ASCS Red River Region doubleheader.

Hanks is set to compete on Friday at Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, in the David Smith Racing, J-R1 chassis No. 84.

"It's the first time I won't be driving for my dad," he said. "I'm pretty excited about it. I just hope we can do what Mr. Smith wants us to do and that's go out and win races. We got the car together last night. We got the motor in it and cranked it last night. I just need about two hours of work and it'll be ready to load in the trailer."

Hanks had hoped to debut the team last weekend with the ASCS Red River Region, but a long drive coupled with a high chance of rain kept the team at home.

"We decided since the chance of rain was so heavy and it was like a 13-hour drive for us to stay home and focus on getting the new team ready for this weekend," he said.

Friday will mark his debut at Timberline Speedway and Saturday will be his season debut at Devil's Bowl Speedway, where he competed four times last year.

"I'm excited to go back to a track we've been to with a new car," he said. "I have some experience at Devil's Bowl. We won a heat race there last year with the ASCS National Tour. I have an exciting weekend ahead of me. It's a fresh start."

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region

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Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

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"They've been good friends of ours since I was a kid," Hanks said. "I want to thank them for everything they have done and for making the cars look incredible every year."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Wesmar Racing Engines, Acme Graphix, RE Enterprises, J-R1, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Penske Racing Shocks and Hinchman Racewear for their continued support.

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Tracy Hines Gears up for Three Races Leading up to Memorial Day

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—May 19, 2015— Outside of Indiana Sprint Week and Indiana Midget Week, the week leading up to Memorial Day is the busiest and filled with the most historic short track open wheel races in the state of Indiana. Tracy Hines has been competing in the Tony Hulman Classic and Hoosier Hundred for most of his career. The veteran driver will race in both tradition-laden events again this week, as well as the Day Before the 500, which will feature the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series.

The 45th running of the Tony Hulman Classic for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series is set for Wednesday, May 20 at the Terre Haute Action Track. The Hoosier Hundred for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series will take the green flag on Thursday, May 21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The trio of races will wrap up for Hines on Saturday, May 23 in the afternoon with the running of the Day Before the 500 at Lucas Oil Raceway for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series.

“Memorial Day week is always a big one for us,” said Hines. “In the past we ran all three car and this year it will be two Silver Crown races and a Sprint Car race. Racing three times in four days all within a reasonable distance is always great. For race fans in Indiana and especially the Indianapolis area this is a great time for them to see a variety of racing.”

Hines finished eighth in the Tony Hulman Classic last season aboard The Carolina Nut Company DRC, after having to make a trip to the work area during the 30-lap feature. He made three starts with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Terre Haute in 2014, finishing eighth in each. Hines won the Tony Hulman Classic in 2001, which is one of his three career Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series wins at Terre Haute. The 2000 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series champion also made one appearance with the big cars at the half-mile last year, finishing second.

“We had okay runs in the sprint car at Terre Haute last year, but certainly want to be closer to the front and battling for a win,” he noted. “The sprint car program has been pretty solid this year and it feels like just a matter of time until we get that first win of the season. The competition is so close right now that you have to virtually have everything go your way every time you are on the track to be there at the end of the night.”

At the Hoosier Hundred last year, Hines was fastest in time trials, which put him on the pole for the 100-lap race for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. He ran near the front the entire race and crossed the line third. Hines has 13 top-10 finishes at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in his career with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series, with seven of those being top-five performances as he chases his first win at the historic one-mile dirt oval.

“The Hoosier Hundred is one we have been trying to win for a bunch of years,” said Hines. “It would be pretty cool to see my name on that list of drivers that have won it over the years. The mile tracks are always a challenge and you definitely have to watch your tires and make sure the car makes it to the end.”

Hines was victorious last year in the Night Before the 500 for the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Lucas Oil Raceway. The native of New Castle, Indiana is the winningest driver in USAC competition at the 0.686-mile paved oval in Brownsburg, with 13 career triumphs. He was victorious in a Silver Crown car at the track in 2010.

“It’s definitely going to be different this year with a Silver Crown race in the afternoon, the day before the 500, instead of the midgets at night,” he noted. “We’ve always run strong at Lucas Oil Raceway and it would be great to add another win to the total there, especially on Memorial Day weekend.”

Last weekend, Hines finished eighth with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Gas City I-69 Speedway in his home state of Indiana on Friday, May 15. He opened the night as the sixth-fastest qualifier and finished sixth in a heat race, which put him in the B-main. He transferred from the B-main into the 30-lap main event, where he ran among the top-10 for the duration. On Saturday, May 16, Hines made his second winged sprint car start of the season, finishing 15th at Fremont Speedway in Ohio. He qualified 15th-fastest and finished fourth in a heat race to earn a spot in the main event.

Entering the Tony Hulman Classic, Hines is seventh in the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series standings on the strength of 10 top-10 finishes, of which five are top-five showings. With the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series, he is ninth in points, after finishing ninth in the season-opener at Toledo Speedway in Ohio earlier this month.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsor: The Carolina Nut Company. Associate Sponsors for 2015 include: Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, Hansen’s Welding Inc, MPHG Promotions Inc., Turbines Inc., Parker Machinery and Hughs Brothers. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2015 include: Afco Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Shadow Graphix, Bell Racing, Earl's Performance Products, Autonet Mobile, ProSource Professional Resources, Race Bumpers, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering and Kenny’s Components.

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.

 

 

Hagar Aiming for First Win of Season During Tripleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (May 19, 2015) - Derek Hagar is heading into a tripleheader this weekend in search of his first victory of the season.

Hagar, who has only been able to race seven times this season, will make his debut at Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, on Friday with the ASCS Red River Region before tackling a pair of USCS races on Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Miss., and Sunday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss.

"We've got a lot of work to do," he said. "We've had a real, real slow start to the year. We've been rained out a lot. This is probably the slowest start to the year I've ever had. I can't recall a year when we haven't raced that much, especially this early in the year. It's kind of frustrating. I know we have a good team. We just need to click some wins off."

Hagar said he is excited to venture to Timberline Speedway for the first time.

"It works out to our advantage going to a new race track because you don't know what not to do so maybe you'll stumble upon something that nobody has found," he said.

Hagar went to Victory Lane last season at Jackson Motor Speedway, which is one of the first tracks where he raced a sprint car.

"I ran that track in 2006 in my second sprint car race," he said. "I started midpack and was going for fourth, got excited and crashed the car. It's real sandy and slicks off. It builds a good cushion. It's definitely to my liking."

Hagar is looking to extend a two-year winning streak at Greenville Speedway, where he won last season and claimed two features in 2013.

"Greenville has been pretty good to me so I don't see why we can't go there and be fast," he said. "It's a gumbo track. It has the potential to be heavy and rough, but most of the time it's slick and smooth. It's pretty racy and they have a good fan base so it's always fun going to Greenville."

Last Saturday's Hooker Hood Classic was postponed because of weather, marking the 12th rain out this season on Hagar's schedule.

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region; Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Miss., and Sunday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Hagar 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.

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.

"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, R.E. Enterprises, Ti64 and B&D Towing for their continued support.

 

 

History Made With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: With racing going on from coast to coast, perhaps one of the biggest wins came at the Knoxville Raceway where history was made with the help of KSE Racing Products.

Saturday night during 305ci competition, McKenna Haase made history at the Knoxville Raceway as she became the first female to ever celebrate a victory at the historic speedway, and KSE is proud she chose to utilize our power steering products.

The world of Outlaws and PA Posse dueled in the Keystone State last week, and it was a split as Greg Hodnett claimed victory at the Lincoln Speedway and Donny Schatz picked up the win at the Williams Grove Speedway. As the World of Outlaws invaded the Empire State on Sunday night, Schatz picked up another one, as he now has 10 WoO wins on the year.

Wayne Johnson and Justin Henderson both took wins out of the Knoxville Raceway, while Parker Price-Miller and the Hill’s Racing team used KSE Racing Prodcuts to pick up two wins in Canada over the weekend.

In California, Justin Sanders picked up third win-in-a-row at the Ocean Speedway, while DJ Netto had his elbows up on the rough and heavy Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA as he scored his first career King of the West win.

Mark Dobmeier picked up an impressive win at the River Cities Speedway, while Danny Martin, Jr continues his dominance with the Top Gun sprints, as he won at the East Bay Raceway Park.

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.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

White Lightning Motorsports Caught Up in Early Misfortune at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 19, 2015) - White Lightning Motorsports drivers Jamie Ball and Devin Kline both ran into misfortune last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Ball kicked off the event by qualifying third quickest in the 360ci class, which was his best performance at the half-mile oval since the final race of the 2013 season.

"I had an excellent qualifying effort," he said. "I felt like we got our car back to how it used to be. In the heat race I lined up down the backstretch and the fuel line came loose down by my seat belts. I pulled into the work area and couldn't get it fixed in time."

Ball, who was slated to start sixth in a heat race and only needed to finish in the top six to lock into the feature redraw, was unable to start his heat race. Additionally, since there weren't enough cars for a B Main he lined up behind all of the cars that locked in through the heats.

"If I could have went out and transferred through the B Main in first or second I would have got my time back and started ninth," he said. "Starting 19 th makes it really difficult. My car was great, but starting that far back is tough. We'll keep moving forward and pushing hard."

Ball advanced from 19th to 13th in the main event. He ranks ninth in the championship standings.

Kline also had to battle back from an early problem in the 305ci class.

"On the first lap of qualifying the heim in my injection broke," he said. "It was weird. Nobody had really seen something like that. It just put us behind the eight ball all night. It was a real easy fix. It just stinks we didn't get a lap in under qualifying."

That started him at the back of a heat race, in which he advanced from eighth to sixth. That locked Kline into the 18th starting position for the 15-lap main event.

"I've only got six races under my belt and I've never started that far back," he said. "The track was the slickest track I've ever raced on. It was survival mode. It was crazy with cars going down the frontstretch sideways. It was something I hadn't experienced. For the way things started to get out of there with a top 10, we'll call it a successful night."

Kline rallied to score a 10th-place result. He currently is fifth in the championship standings.

Ball will compete this Tuesday and Wednesday for the Smith Family in the No. 03j SKE Chassis outlaw dirt kart during the QRC SPEED SPORT Challenge at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, N.C.

Ball and Kline will return to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for another round of action.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

May 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: DNS (6); Feature: 13 (19).

DEVIN KLINE:

May 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 10 (18).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 7 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 2 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

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

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

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's first win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 9: https://youtu.be/ErMdMcbuxjQ

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 - Ostrich Racing Engines

Ostrich Racing Engines offers performance 305ci, 360ci and 410ci engines. Along with being a dealer for many of the top product manufacturers, Ostrich also offers a complete machine shop service and dyno facility for the do-it-yourself racers. For more information, visit http://www.OstrichRacingEngines.com.

"We have been utilizing Ostrich power since we started our race team," Jamie Ball said. "Lee and the crew at Ostrich build a great engine and provide great service. At Knoxville Raceway you must have a great engine and Ostrich has been providing us with some of the fastest engines in the country. All of our cars are consistently top qualifiers and top runners and we credit that to our Ostrich Racing Engines."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank Matt Jones Trucking, Jerry & Kelly Johnston, Housby, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Timberline Tree Service, BCP Weddings, The Hearing Clinic, Iowa State Savings Bank, Sweet Manufacturing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Hoosier Tire, Bell Helmets, MPD Racing, Driver Websites, Champion Oil, Wingdance Graphics, Shell Shock and Hooker Harness for their continued support.

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Soares Pleased With Tulare Outing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though he is not up front contending for wins, Jarrett Soares is setting goals for himself, and measuring his nights against those goals. Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway, Soares didn’t time in where he had hoped, but was able to make all 30-laps in the feature event and finish in the 15th spot.

“I still really need to get qualifying figured out, but we were able to run all 30-laps and get comfortable at the Thunderbowl Raceway,” Soares said.

Getting off to a slow start, Soares timed his American Tool & MFG backed No. 12 machine in 21st quickest before recording an eighth place finish in his heat race.

Moving into the night’s feature event, Soares would line up in the 11th row for the 30-lap affair. With the race getting off to a slow start, Soares would manage to pick up some spots on his own, before attrition also gave him a few positions.

As the race began getting into long green flag runs, Soares was able to hold his own in the middle of the field, as he navigated around a rough and heavy Thunderbowl Raceway.

Able to keep his nose clean for 30-laps, Soares was able to get all 30 laps in as he took the checkered flag with a 15th place finish.

“It was not the greatest night in some people’s eyes, but our team was happy with it,” Soares said. “It was the first time I had qualified for the feature event at Thunderbowl Raceway, and it was great to get all 30-laps in, and stay out of trouble. I really have to thank everyone who helps us out on this car and continues to support me as I continue to take my lumps and get this figured out.”

Jarrett and his Soares Motorsports team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., Performance Powder Coating, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Simpson Race Products, McMahan Motorsports, CSI Shocks, and Brad Scadden Designs for their support.

ON TAP: Jarrett will be back in action with the King of the West Series on June 6th for the Tarter Memorial in Chico, CA.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-0

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Josh Schneiderman – Big Weekend Ahead!

(Bill W) May 19, 2015 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team charged from 21st to 11th in last Saturday’s feature at Knoxville. This Memorial Day weekend will prove to be a busy one, as the team has three races planned. On Friday, they head to the Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals at the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota with the FVP National Sprint League. On Saturday, they will be back in Knoxville, before competing in Josh’s hometown of West Burlington, Iowa with the Sprint Invaders on Sunday.

A problem in hot laps led to a time trial effort of 19th quick. “We broke a power steering fitting in hot laps,” says Josh. “We thrashed on the car and didn’t have a whole lot of time before time trials to diagnose where we needed to go. That really bit us. The track was quite a bit different than it was the week before.”

With just three heats inverting six, that left Josh one spot out of the heat race invert. He would start seventh with the top six advancing to the feature. “We had to battle through some adversity, which is nothing new for us,” he says. “It was no big deal. I was able to work through to a transfer in the heat. Unfortunately, I made another ‘bonehead’ move, which is becoming too common. We started seventh and managed to get up into a transfer spot. I ran the bottom consistently the whole race, and for some reason on the last lap, I decided to go to the top and check my line. (Dustin) Selvage got by us on the bottom. Sometimes, you get what you deserve, I guess.”

The car was solid in the B main, where Josh would finish third. “We wanted to feel the car out a little,” he says. “Getting into the top two wasn’t going to help us a whole lot after timing in 19th. We wanted to make sure everything was good and get better for the feature. We were able to do that.”

He would start back in row 11 of the main event. “We were really good in the feature,” says Josh. “I bided my time early on. I knew there may be some carnage. I wish I would have gotten going a little earlier in the race. The last six, eight or ten laps, we were really pretty stout. It’s definitely something to build on for next week.”

The charge has the team ready for Jackson on Friday. “Jackson looks like it’s going to be a great deal,” says Josh. “It’s more or less a new facility for everyone it sounds like. I’m really excited to get up there. I’d really like to be at Huset’s (with the NSL) on Sunday too, but it’s tough to pass up a race in your hometown. Maybe it will rain on one or the other for us.”

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Josh on Twitter and Facebook

Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team…

Twitter: @JSRACING49 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsracing49?fref=ts

Josh’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Josh’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Josh” in the Subject Line.

Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of their partners for the 2015 Season: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, Universal Fitness, MD Orthopedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for God, Trinity Archery, Ideal Ready Mix, Ted's Body Shop, Norm's Koestner Electric, Automotive Machine, J&J Auto Racing, Engler Injection, Hoosier Tire, Grand Strand Salon, Haircrafters, Matteson Marine, SignTec, Weld Wheels, Hepfner Race Products, and Mountain Dew Kick Start.

 

 

NCRA Sprints Look to Get Back in Action Saturday Night!

Park City, Kansas – May 19, 2015 – Mother Nature willing, the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division will look to get race number two on the 2015 race season in the books as they make their first and only appearance of the season at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska this coming Saturday night, May 23. They will be joined by the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 sprint car series.

Danny Lasoski won the season opener back on March 28th and since that time the tour has suffered through two rain outs, one at 81 Speedway in Park City and the latest at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Nebraska. A full field of sprinters are expected for the only event scheduled for the tour over this Memorial Day weekend.

Pit gates for the Junction Motor Speedway event open at 4:00 PM; grandstands at 5:00 PM; with racing slated for a 7:00 PM start time.

Adult general admission is $20 while students 6-12 get in for 5; Kids ages 5 and under get admitted free into the grandstands. Pit passes are $30 (for all non-NASCAR members.)

Junction Motor Speedway is located five miles south of York I-80/Hwy 81 Interchange at McCool Junction, Nebraska. For more information call (402) 773-5538 ext 4 or visit www.junctionmotorspeedway.com.

For more information on this and any other NCRA sanctioned event, please call the series office (316) 755-1781.

 

 

NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan Marks Ninth Straight Visit for World of Outlaws to I-96 Speedway

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. — May 19, 2015 — I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan has been a staple on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series calendar every year since 2007. Prior that that, the series raced at the then-half-mile a handful of times, dating back to 1995. Now an action-packed three-eighths-mile, the oval will mark one of just two stops in Michigan this season for the series.

The NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan is set for Saturday, May 30 at I-96 Speedway and will feature a full night of racing, capped with a 35-lap, $10,000-to-win main event for the best sprint car drivers in the world.

Tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/I962015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Fans can also take advantage of the NAPA Auto Parts $5 OFF Special. Fans can receive $5 Off General Admission tickets when they present a NAPA proof of purchase receipt at the ticket gate on race day. Limit 2 people per receipt (Grandstand Only).

Last season in the NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway, six-time and defending series champion, Donny Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, powered his way from the fifth starting spot to take the lead from Brad Sweet on the 21st lap to record his first win at the track, adding another venue to the ever-growing list of tracks he has been victorious at in his career. Schatz recently reached double digits in wins this season as he continues to lead the series standings in search of his seventh World of Outlaws title.

Three other drivers competing full-time with the series in 2015 have won at I-96 Speedway over the years. Joey Saldana, who has 91 World of Outlaws A-Feature victories in his career, which is sixth on the all-time series win list, scored his first-career series win at I-96 Speedway in 1995, while he still was an up-and-coming young driver.

Paul McMahan, who is currently fourth in points won at I-96 Speedway in 2013, the last race for the series raced on the former half-mile. Jason Sides also won on the half-mile configuration in 2011.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws champion, who stepped away from full-time competition following last season, has four wins with the series at I-96, which is the most all-time. Two-time series champion Jason Meyers, who also stepped away from full-time racing a few years ago, is also a multi-time winner at the track.

Tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/I962015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. Fans can receive $5 Off General Admission tickets when they present a NAPA proof of purchase receipt at the ticket gate on race day. Limit 2 people per receipt (Grandstand Only).

For more information on tickets visit www.slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

 

 

Subpar Night For Hendrickson at Knoxville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking the wheel of the VanDyke No. 5h at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, Dakota Hendrickson had a tough night that saw him finish in the 21st position.

“It was not the night we wanted,” Hendrickson said. “We just seemed to be off all night, and really struggled.”

With 27 cars checked into the pit area, Hendrickson timed the Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks backed No. 5h machine in 19th quickest, putting him in the first heat race of the night.

From the fourth row, Hendrickson would battle with Chris Martin for position, with him bringing the NAAKE Suspension/FSR Radiators entry home with an eighth place finish.

Lining up in the 10th row for the 18-lap feature event, Hendrickson could not seem to get going, as he struggled to move forward. With a couple of caution flags bunching the field up, Hendrickson would continue to run where he started, as he would finally bring his machine across the finish line with a 21st place finish.

“It is a night that we want to put behind us very quickly,” he added. “Huge thanks to this team, and hopefully we can get a nice finish this weekend.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 14, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-0

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team will be in action at the Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night with the NSL, before another round of action at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

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Ian Madsen 3rd at Knoxville

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week after a disappointing 10th place finish during the Knoxville Raceway opener, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team came back in a big way on Saturday night as the 2014 Track Champion finished in the third spot.

“We were all very pleased with how our night went,” Madsen said. “With how competitive it is weekly at Knoxville it was a huge point haul for us.”

Going out towards the end of the qualifying session, Madsen would time his Nehring Construction/Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply entry in sixth fastest, putting him in the third row of his heat race.

Lining up in the fifth position, the St. Marys, NSW driver was able to work his way forward, as a third place finish would move the KCP Racing No. 18 entry into the feature event where he would lineup on the front row.

Jumping out to the early lead, Madsen would then feel some pressure from a hard charging, Justin Henderson as the two hooked up in a very entertaining duel for the top spot.

Falling to the second spot, Madsen would continue in Henderson’s wake until he began feeling pressure from Danny Lasoski. In the closing laps, the two would battle for the second spot.

Coming up just a little short in the battle for the runner up spot, Madsen would take the Doug Clark checkered flag with a third place finish, the final position on the Knoxville Raceway podium.

“This is a huge improvement from where we have been as of late,” Madsen added. “Kyle Ripper and myself are starting to get into a groove now that the weather is starting to slowly let us race, and I am looking forward to our busy weekend ahead.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Greenland Homes of Iowa, Royal Flooring, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Bobcat, The Stone Shop, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Van Gorp Construction, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Kustom Concrete Pumping, Lucas Oil, Revolution Race Gear, INSPRO Insurance, Monarchs Restaurant and Lounge, Climate Master- Geothermal Heating and Cooling, XXX Race Co., Wings Unlimited for their support this season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 11, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be in Jackson, MN on Friday night with the NSL, back at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for a point show, another NSL race at the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night, and will cap the weekend off with a 360ci race on Monday night back at the Huset’s Speedway.

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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Robbie Price Fights Forward To 9th at Skagit

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though it was a admittedly a rough night on Saturday night in Alger, WA, Robbie Price kept his nose down, and worked his way to a ninth place finish when the checkered flag flew.

“It was just one thing after another it seemed on Saturday night,” Price said. We didn’t time in great and then chased it all night.”

Timing the Raylle Auto Sales/Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing No. 21 machine in 10th fastest, Price found himself on the front row of his heat race. From his prime starting spot, Price would slowly fall back, as he would end the race with a third place finish.

Lining his Rod End Supply/Northwest School of Martial Arts/Shark Racing Engines entry up in the fifth row of the feature event, Price would come into contact with another car as the green flag dropped, and he would slip back to last in the running order.

From the 18th spot, Price went to work on what was a very nice Skagit Speedway. Weaving his way through traffic, Price would fight his way back into the Top-10 at the conclusion of the 25-lap feature event, as he took the checkers with a ninth place finish.

“We had been so good the last few weeks, it really make a night like Saturday that much worse, but it is part of racing,” Price added. “I am staying positive for this weekend, and am hoping we can run well with the Civil War Series.”

Price and his team would like to thank Raylle Auto Sales, Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Northwest School of Martial Arts, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2015 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-15, Wins-3, Top-5’s-5, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: Robbie Price will travel into California this weekend as he is scheduled to race at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night and at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Robbie by liking Robbie Price Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rpracing21.

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Jace Vander Weerd 9th at Faria Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jace Vander Weerd and his Vander Weerd Racing team were in action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Faria Memorial, and Vander Weerd was able to finish in the ninth spot, on an unusually rough and hooked up racing surface.

“I just could not seem to get comfortable all night,” Vander Weerd said. “The track did not allow for much passing, so we finished pretty much where we started.”

With 18 cars checked into the pit area, Vander Weerd got his night started off by timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 88 machine in 11th fastest.

Finding himself in the second row of his heat race, Vander Weerd would battle with Landon Hurst for the fourth spot, before finishing fifth, putting him in the fifth row for the 30-lap feature event.

Following some track prep, the Thunderbowl Raceway had added moisture, making passing in the feature event very tough. From the fifth row, Vander Weerd would get settled into 10th as he searched for away around the speedway to avoid some rough patches that plagued the surface.

In the closing laps, Vander Weerd would take over the ninth spot, as he came to the finish line, giving him his 10th Top-10 finish of the 2015 season.

“It was a tough night, but it is nice to escape with a Top-10,” Jace Vander Weerd added. “We head to Perris Auto Speedway this weekend, and I am really looking forward to it, as I have been running much better there than I have in years past.”

Jace and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Raceway and K&N for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: Jace and his will travel to the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night for the Salute To Indy 40-lap event.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

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Sanders Makes It Three Straight at the Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders nearly swept the weekend for a second consecutive week. Following his third straight win at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Sanders did all he could on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway but came up just short as he finished in the second spot.

“The Ocean Speedway has been awesome all year long, and makes for really fun races from a driver’s point of view, and has to be exciting from the grandstands, and that has led to our success,” Sanders said. “Saturday night Marysville wasn’t as wide as we needed it to be, but it was still another great run for the F&W Racing team.”

Competing at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Sanders timed his Lancaster Strong No. 17 machine 12th fastest which was good enough to put him on the front row of his heat race which he won.

With the Ocean Speedway utilizing a dash on Friday night, Sanders would start and finish fifth, putting him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event. On a track that allowed for slide-jobs galore, Sanders was quickly up into the third spot as he chased after the lead duo of Bud Kaeding and Tommy Tarlton.

In thick lapped traffic, Kaeding and Tarlton would get flirt with disaster, and Sanders would pounce on the opening, and slide up to take the lead, and never look back as he went on to win the race by over 3.5 seconds.

Heading to the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night, Sanders would time the Rudy Warrington owned No. 18 machine in second fastest before he went from fourth to second in his heat race.

Earning a spot in the redraw, the Watsonville, CA would find himself with the vaunted eight pill, putting him in the fourth row of the feature event. On a track where passing was tough, Sanders would work his way forward as the Marysville Raceway crowd has grown accustomed to as of late.

Working into the second spot, Sanders would begin pressuring Cody Lamar for the race lead, as the duo hooked up in an entertaining battle. Trying to make the high-side work, Sanders simply could not get to the lead, and ended his night with a second place run.

“It is just an awesome feeling to be in the position we are in with both teams right now,” Sanders said. “To be a threat every night is a position you want to be in, and to race wheel to wheel with such great competition is awesome. I have to thank everyone who supports both of these teams, and make all of this possible.”

ON TAP: Justin Sanders will look to take command of the Civil War Sprint Car Series this coming Saturday and Sunday night as the series returns to action at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night and at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-19, Wins-6, Top-5’s-16, Top-10’s-18

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

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Stornetta Makes First Winged Start of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway, Joe Stornetta made a cameo aboard the Lathrop Special No. 9n winged car as he helped the team shake their car down.

“I appreciate the Lathrop’s giving me the chance to drive their car for the night as they needed to shake some things out,” Stornetta said. “Though we had some issues, it was a fun night for sure.”

With fuel pump issues in hot laps, Stornetta and company thrashed to make repairs, as Stornetta would line up scratch on the field in his heat race after missing qualifying time trials.

Acclimating to his machine, Stornetta would move forward in his heat, as he was able to get into the fifth spot, and move into the feature event where he would line up in the fifth row, on a very slick Petaluma Speedway racing surface.

As the race came to life the Santa Rosa, CA pilot searched the slick speedway for grip, and as he got into a groove, Stornetta would expeiernce brake issues early in the event, and would ultimately pull his machine off the racing surface, and bring his night to an end.

“You hate to have a night like that, but our goal was to shake this car out, so to find some issues, I feel like we accomplished what we needed to,” Stornetta added.

Joe Stornetta would like to thank JPS Trucking, The Geide Family, OK Tire Store, iWear Motorsports, Parmeter General Engineering Service, X Winery, Bergin Glass, LJ’s Speed & Machine Shop, Rick Lawley Trucking, Black Hawk Body Shop, and The Holman Family for their support.

ON TAP: Stornetta will take this weekend off before returning to action on May 30th at the Placerville Speedway with the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-1, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: For all of the latest news on Joe, make sure to follow him on Twitter @JoeStornetta.

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Bernal Second at Faria Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team were in action at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA with both the King of the West Series, and the USAC West Coast 360’s, and although mechanical troubled their winged efforts, Bernal was able to hang to a second place finish during the USAC feature.

“Unfortunately we had some mechanical trouble in the winged car that caused us to scratch from the event, and we were able to overcome a broken torsion stop in the USAC race to finish second,” Bernal said.

With 19 cars on hand, Bernal would time the Tri-L Mandarin Ranch/King Racing Products/Keizer Wheels backed No. 56 machine in eighth fastest, putting him in the second row of the second heat race.

Heat race action would see Bernal work into the second spot, and though he battled for the top spot in a thrilling race, a second place finish would move him into the feature event, where he gridded the field from the fourth row.

On a hooked up Thunderbowl Raceway, Bernal was quick to navigate him machine forward, as he grabbed the lead from Tony Guardino on the 10th lap, and looked to be in control of the race.

Leading the next five laps, Bernal would feel pressure from Danny Faria, and as a torsion stop broke on the 15th lap, Bernal would lose the lead to Faria, as he began fighting his machine. With the retainer keeping the stop in place, and the sway bar holding the front-end up, Bernal had a handful over the last half of the race.

Even with major suspension issues, Bernal was able to hang on and cross the finish line with a second place finish.

“I hate that we had some bad luck, but I have to admit it is pretty awesome to see Danny Faria win this race that honors his brothers,” Bernal added. “I have to thank my guys for all of their hard work Saturday night.”

Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team would like to thank Keizer Wheels, DMI, S&S Automotive, King Racing Products, Metal Works, Hoosier Racing Tires, Core Power, ART Chassis, Tri-L Mandarin Ranch, Tel-Tac, Willwood, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Permatex, Alan Kaiser Construction, Outlaw Graphics, BR Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, STIDA, Rockwell Security, ButlerBuilt, GoScope, 4 Alarm Promotions, and Dean Dealy Motorsports for their support during the 2014 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins-6, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Bernal and the MPM team will be back at the Keller Auto Speedway on Friday, May 29th before returning to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on May 30th for another round of USAC action.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on the event be sure to follow Ryan Bernal on Twitter @Bernal_Ryan.

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911 Restoration Joins the Lucas Oil ESS Sponsor Family.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – The nightly sponsorship line up for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) just got bolstered with the addition of 911 Restoration of Syracuse. A cash bonus will be given to each 9th and 11th place finisher during all the ESS full point shows.

Pat LaPage is the man behind 911 Restoration and he is also a big fan of ESS over the years. He has done sponsorship programs with the club before, also moonlighted as the DJ for the annual ESS awards banquet and this year along with the tour sponsorship he will be backing the #99 of 2014 ESS Rookie of the Year, Tim Axton.

With over 35 years of experience, our water damage Syracuse crew is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you recover from any problem and we are happy to tell you all about 911 Restoration Syracuse. Our philosophy is simple: we always put the customer first in everything that we do. From offering free inspections and low rates to our 45 minute response time to your call, our services are all based around your needs. If you experience a flood, mold, sewage backup, fire or any other home disaster don’t hesitate to pick up the phone – same day service is always just a call away.

For more information, please log on to http://www.911restorationsyracuse.com/

With the first three full point events falling victim to Mother Nature, the 32nd Anniversary Tour will now kick off on Memorial Weekend with traditional stops to the Fonda and Utica-Rome Speedways where the battle for the 2015 Lucas Oil ESS Champion begins!

911 Restoration and the rest of the dedicated ESS sponsorship family helps with the tradition of bringing your excitement guaranteed!

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

ASCoC and Ken Schrader to Headline Two Big Nights of Racing

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The Memorial Day weekend is set to be the biggest weekend of racing in the history of Plymouth Speedway.

A wealth of experienced dirt track drivers in the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) invade the Playground of Power for the first time in the Earl Gaerte Classic on Friday night. Twenty-time World of Outlaw Champion Steve Kinser will wheel his 410 Winged Sprint around the dirt oval along with Dale Blaney, James McFadden, Rico Abreu, Byron Reed, Danny Holtgraver, Cap Henry, Greg Wilson, Tim Shaffer, and more. Dale Blaney currently leads the points in the series.

The ASCoC is the oldest traveling sprint car organization. The drivers travel in the Midwest region to compete in events that span over an eight-month schedule.

In addition to this all-star lineup, the local talent in the Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprint Division will take to the track in the Earl Gaerte Classic. Jason Montel currently leads the drivers in points while Nick Yoder and Justin Bell are tied for the second position in the standings. A larger purse is up for grabs in Friday’s race. The first place finisher will receive $500 while the second place winner will receive $300, and third place will get $200.

Those attending the race Friday night can make some new friends as a bus full of fans from Fremont Speedway in Ohio will enjoy the big night of racing.

An autograph session is set for Friday from 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET at the track.

The gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. ET.

Come back to Plymouth Speedway on Saturday night to watch Ken Schrader in a Swan Lake Resort UMP Modified. See if Schrader can get around last year’s Modifieds track champion Jamie Lomax and 2013 champion Frank Marshall. A full lineup of racing is scheduled: Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds, Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints, WTCA Super Streets, Walmart Thunder Stocks, and Bane-Welker Cyber Stocks. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. ET.

For more information, including ticket and pit pass prices, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

### About Plymouth Speedway: Plymouth Speedway features a three-eighths (0.375) mile banked dirt oval owned by Ed Kennedy. Five different classes of racing are featured: UMP Modifieds, Non-wing 600 Sprints, Thunder Stocks, Cyber Stocks and Super Streets. Regular season races are scheduled in the months of April through August on Saturday nights with several special events. For information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net, follow Plymouth Speedway’s official Facebook page, @PlymouthSpeed on Twitter or email info@plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Hall of Fame Night at Atomic

Another Great Group of Racing Greats

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Saturday, May 23 Atomic Speedway will host its fourth annual "Hall of Fame Night" and HOF induction ceremonies. On the racing card are Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Outlaw 410 Sprints, 803fire.com Late Models, Precision Grading Modifieds, and C & M Racing Sport Mods.

Back in the day, many former Indy 500 stars stated that the road leading to USAC (United States Auto Club) and the Indy 500 passed through Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. Indeed many legends have passed through the fabled pit gates enroute to life-changing careers in racing. The magical high banks have seen the likes of the best drivers in the business, including local legends that have thrilled crowds since the track's beginning back in 1953.

The first Atomic HOF class was inducted in April of 2010. That group included Audie Swartz, Delmas Conley, Dean Knittle, Sam Erwin, Dan Reno; Jr. Spencer, Myrl Williams, Charlie McCann, the Smalley Family, Bud and Joe Frazier, Wayne McGuire and members of the Chillicothe Stock Car Racing Association. Inducted in 2011 were George Habour, Bobby Morgan, George Branscom, Bob LeMaster, Bob Crace Sr., Bob Crace Jr. and Stan Jefferies. There were no Hall of Fame classes in 2012 or 2013, but the ceremonial honors revived last year (2014) when Spike Spears, Jim Meeker, Harry Martin, Dale Jones, Gerald Palmer and the Karshner Family were inducted.

This year's class includes Roy Salt, Charlie Fisher, C.J. Holley, Dick French, Jim Vulgamore, and Skip Watterman.

SATURDAY May 23rd

HALL OF FAME NIGHT

OVSCA Sprint Cars

AMRA Late Models

AMRA Modifieds

Sport Mods

Gates open at 4pm

Pit Gates open at 2 p.m.

Hot Laps at 6pm

General Admission $12

Pit Admission $30

Charlie Fisher was an accomplished sprint car driver and go-cart racing champion, who today is best known for his Charlie Fisher Racing Engines. Among his many laurels are an Atomic sprint car trach championship.

C.J. Holley is an Atomic Speedway icon. Starting out in the old box-tailed supermodifieds, to driving old transformed Indy roadsters, C.J. Holley became racing's Mr. Consistency. Although he won a dozen or so Atomic features, his record of over 100 top five finishes, and over 200 top ten finishes earned him the name of Mr. Consistency. He was a multi-time track champion.

Roy Salt was the inconic, baritone-voiced Atomic Speedway announcer. He took announcing to a different level, arriving early to interview drivers and crews in order to pass along interesting facts to race fans. His career spanned over 37 years of traveling with different series and to different tracks on the east coast.

Jim Vulgamore, Chillicothe, Ohio was a longtime stock car racing champion at the Atomic Speedway, running hobby stocks and late models with the familiar #35 painted on his well-maintained cars. Jim raced in the 1960's to early 1980's before stepping aside from the driving duties and concentrating on other aspects of racing--namely engine building and machine work.

Skip Watterman, Columbus, Ohio grew up in a racing family and before he hopped into the cockpit knew most of the in's and outs of the mechanical side of racing. Dad Jack Watterman fielded succesful race cars with several notable drivers from 1950 to 1967. Over the years Watterman has had over 600 wins in late models and modifieds, sometimes winning both classes in the same night. He was a multi-time Atomic champion.

Dick French, Chillicothe, Ohio was a smooth driver and an embattled Atomic champion of the Super Stocks and Late Models. French raced all over the Midwest and won, winning many races as he battled cancer. His competitive attitude was an inspiration to many, not only on the track, but in life.

Race fans are asked to come out and celebrate the induction of these dedicated inductees, mingle with the great racing legends, and make new memories with a great night of racing.

For more Atomic Speedway information, please call 740-703-9749 or visit << www.atomicspeedway.net >> or www.facebook.com/AtomicSpeedway

Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: WEEKLY RACING SERIES ROUND TWO THIS FRIDAY, MAY 22

by Tommy Goudge (May 19, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, May 22 with the second round of the track's 2015 weekly racing series. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions will all be part of the show.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS 2008 track champion Keith Dempster has the early lead in the 360 Sprint Car standings following a runner-up finish to invader Parker Price-Miller in last Friday night's season opener. Mitch Brown, defending champ Glenn Styres, Todd Hoddick, and Conor Mahoney make up the rest of the top 5. Ryan Turner leads Tyler Hendricks, Lee Winger, and Kris Root in the Rookie of the Year standings.

STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS 15 year old Alex Hill is atop the Crate Sprint Car standings after visiting Mobil 1 Victory Lane for the first time in Friday's opening event. Mark Czuba, Aaron Turkey, Jake Brown, and Dylan Westbrook hold spots in the top 5. Hill also has the lead in the Rookie of the Year standings over Steve Lyons, Mack DeMan, and Ed Green.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS Defending Thunder Stock champ Dave Silverthorn, Jr. has the points lead after the season opener thanks to a runner-up finish to Ryan Dinning. Wyatt Van Wart, Chris Dickie, Dave Bailey, and Dale Gyokery round out the current top 5. Brandon McFerran has the lead in the Rookie of the Year standings over Alex Schuts, Jeremy May, Max Chechalk, and Jerry Hill.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Jason Lungaro emerged as the victor of an entertaining Mini Stock feature last Friday, and leads the championship standings as a result. Kathi Dickie, Jon Janssens, Jake Bazuin, and Brandon Janssens hold the rest of the top 5 spots. Jake Bazuin also leads the Rookie of the Year standings over Gillian Hils, Jason Dixon, Trevor Young, Tim Youngblut, Andy Ryckman, Clinton Nicholls, Shone Evans, Gary Hodgson, Kevin Slater, and Shane Dixon.

GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Patrick Abrahamsson got the win in the first feature of the Ohsweken season, and leads the Bomber standings, followed by Jerry Burnham, Wayde Thorne, Mark Thone, and rookie Adam Nigh. Dusty DeBoer did not finish last Friday, and has a tough road ahead to garner his third consecutive championship.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: 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. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. 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 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 returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. 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 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 returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015. 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 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. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them 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: 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. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, May 22 with the second round of the track's 2015 weekly racing series. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions will all be part of the show.

The weekly Friday night racing series at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many southern Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing series adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, kids age 7-12 are $2, and kids age 6 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open at 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, May 22! 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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, 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.

 

 

Blaney Guiding Mainstream Holdings, Inc., Sponsored Team into All Star Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (May 19, 2015) - Dale Blaney will return to UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions action this weekend following a pair of top 10s in Ohio.

Blaney and the CH Motorsports team backed by Mainstream Holdings, Inc., will compete this Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Speedway.

"We just want to run consistently," said Blaney, who leads the championship standings entering the tripleheader. "I know what we're going to get at Fremont, but Plymouth will be fun. It's always fun to go to a new place. It's small and I've heard it's racy. Hopefully we can go win a couple of races and gain some points."

Blaney is coming off a strong weekend in his home state, where he kicked off the action last Friday by charging from fifth to second place during a F.A.S.T. Series heat race at Attica Raceway Park in Attica. That locked him into the feature redraw where he pulled the No. 2 to garner a starting spot on the outside of the front row for the main event.

Blaney powered the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., car into the lead on the opening lap before he lost a position during the ensuing lap.

"I wasn't real good the first half of the race," he said. "The track was pretty fast. In the middle stage of the race I felt like I was better than (the leader) in turns three and four and he was better in turns one and two. I couldn't get a run on him off turn two. He ran a good race and lapped traffic never came into play."

Blaney was unable to make a move and he settled for a second-place result.

"I got around his right rear a couple of times in turn four, but I wasn't in position to shove it between him and the guardrail on the front straightaway," he said. "It was a decent night for us, but not what we were hoping starting second."

The CH Motorsports team wrapped up the weekend on Saturday at Fremont Speedway with the F.A.S.T. Series.

"It was kind of an odd-ball night," Blaney said. "We got in a squirmish in hot laps and had to change some things around. Then we set quick time in qualifying. We struggled bad in the heat race and struggled in the B Main so we went back to what we know. I was really good in the A Main."

Blaney, who opened the night by qualifying quickest, placed fifth in a heat race and second in the B Main. That started him on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"As I got to fourth going down the back straightaway Dean Jacobs was running third," he said. "I just made a bad mistake. He was running the bottom and I was running the bottom behind him. I went to chop around his right rear and didn't time it very good. I clipped his bumper just enough to spin him and spin myself."

The incident with 11 laps remaining moved Blaney to the back of the field for the restart. He rallied to record a 10th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (2).

May 16 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 10 (11).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Helms Debuting at Plymouth, Returning to Fremont This Weekend with All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (May 19, 2015) - Caleb Helms will venture to a pair of tracks this weekend with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

Helms, who ranks 13th in the championship standings - only 44 points out of the top 10 - will make his debut at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., on Friday before racing on Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

"Our goal is to put together complete nights from hot laps until the checkered flag of the main event," he said. "We've been really good during different parts of a bunch of races this year, but we haven't put together many complete nights."

Friday will mark a new track for Helms, who hasn't been to Plymouth Speedway.

"I've heard it's a smaller track and that it races well," he said. "It's always fun to check out new places. Plus, I enjoy racing in Indiana whenever I get the chance."

This weekend will be the first time this season that Helms has competed at Fremont Speedway, where he powered to a pair of top-six finishes last year.

"We don't race at Fremont very often, but I feel like I get around that track pretty well," he said. "Hopefully we can pick up where we left off last year and be in contention for a couple of good results this weekend."

Rain hampered last weekend's schedule for Helms, who competed on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. He started last in a heat race and finished seventh before advancing from 12th to eighth place in the B Main.

"We had a good car in the B Main, but just started so far back behind some really good cars," he said. "It was too much to overcome our heat race."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Helms Construction Inc.

Helms Construction Inc. is a general construction company based in Findlay, Ohio.

"Helms Construction Inc. is my father's business, which helps us get from race to race," Helms said. "The people who make Helms Construction Inc. successful are the ones who make this opportunity possible for us. My dad is the only reason I have had the opportunity to race and everything I've accomplished so far is directly related to him."

Helms would also like to thank Shelves.com, Helms and Sons Excavating, Schoenfeld Headers, Kistler Engines, Kistler Racing Products and Larson Trucking & Heavy Equipment Repair 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Trenca Taking Lessons from World of Outlaws Event into This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) - Joe Trenca's World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series career debut in his home state didn't go as he hoped last Sunday at Weedsport Speedway during the Empire State Challenge.

"In hot laps I had something up with the throttle," he said. "It was very hard. It screwed me up in hot laps and I didn't get any good laps. We got it fixed for qualifying, but we drew a bad number so we were behind all night."

Trenca timed in 33rd quickest during qualifying, which lined him up last in the first heat race.

"A couple of laps in we were good around the top," he said. "We were catching guys, but it was really hard to pass."

Trenca finished ninth in the heat race, relegating him to the back of the Last Chance Showdown.

"There were a lot of cautions," he said. "Once I got rolling again around the top it was good. It was just hard to pass. It was a narrow track. We learned a lot of things with the car though. I think as a driver I picked up that with the 410 it's a lot about wing speed. I think that will help me in the 360s."

Trenca, who placed 11th in the consolation race, will return to 360ci competition this weekend with the Patriot Sprint Tour. He will make his debut at both Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., on Saturday and at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., on Sunday.

"I'm not too worried about it," he said. "I think we'll be all right. I've heard both tracks will be slick where we're going. I'm hoping what I learned in the 410 race on Sunday will help me in the slick stuff this weekend."

Last Saturday's Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., was rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 11 (13).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., and Sunday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

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 - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967, Weld Wheels is the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels. Whether it's hard core off road, on the track, or on the street, Weld Wheels has unleashed the performance potential of all types of machines for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com.

"We're excited to team up with Weld Wheels, which is a proven leader in premier wheels," Trenca said.

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Outdoor Factory Outlet, Empire Sub Shop, National Parts Peddler, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Dover Turns Plan B into a Top-10 Finish at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 19, 2015) - Plan B turned into a good night for Jack Dover, who tackled Knoxville Raceway last Saturday following a pair of Midwest rainouts.

"It's always good to get laps at Knoxville throughout the year to prepare for the Nationals," he said. "I felt like there were definite areas we could improve, but overall we had a solid performance for our first time there this year."

Dover qualified 13th quickest around the half-mile oval, which lined him up on the outside of the front row for a seven-lap heat race.

"I hardly ever qualify so that's always a hold-your-breath moment," he said. "The field is so even that if you mess up just the slightest it will drop you a lot of positions. It's easier during the heat race and feature when there are other cars on the track to judge exactly where you should be."

Dover took the lead on the opening lap of his heat race and led the first five laps before he settled for a second-place finish, which locked him into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"We raced inside the top 10 throughout the feature, which was only 18 laps," he said. "I felt like we learned a few things that we can apply the next time we race at Knoxville and we got out of there with a top 10 so it was a solid night for our team."

Dover finished with an eighth-place result to garner his second top 10 of the rain-plagued season.

He is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., and Sunday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Dover has recorded five straight top-two finishes, including three wins, at Junction Motor Speedway. He also has seven feature victories, 17 top fives and 23 top 10s in 27 races at I-80 Speedway since the start of the 2011 season.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 16 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., and Sunday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Home Pride Companies, Inc.

Home Pride Companies, Inc., is a leader in vinyl siding, window replacement, roofing and guttering. Based in Omaha, Neb., Home Pride Companies, Inc., also specializes in storm damage repair and has served Nebraska and Iowa for more than 25 years. For more information, visit http://www.HomePrideCompanies.com.

"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, Backlund Plumbing, 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 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.

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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

CSP Salute to Indy this Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 19, 2015) – Two big nights of racing action are on tap for Canyon Speedway Park as the track hosts the Fourth Annual Salute to Indy on Saturday and Sunday.

The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars will headline both nights of fierce competition atop the 1/3-mile clay oval with Micro Sprints, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades and AMA Mod Lites in action as well.

Both nights of racing action get under way at 7:00 p.m. after an open practice session on Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

CSP’s Salute to Indy is an event that R.J. Johnson has enjoyed in recent years, picking up three of four feature wins over the past two years. After sweeping through both nights of the 2013 edition, Johnson split last year’s Salute to Indy honors with Josh Pelkey.

Dalten Gabbard and Colby Copeland split Salute to Indy wins in the inaugural version in 2012.

Winner of the three of the past four Salute to Indy features, Johnson has also topped the most recent pair of USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Car events at CSP.

Atop series points, Johnson’s victory streak of four in a row overall was finally put to a halt this past weekend by Charles Davis, Jr., who is just 53 points off Johnson’s lead pace.

Pelkey is another 17 points back in third with reigning Western World champ Matt Rossi and Stevie Sussex also among the current top five in USAC Southwest points. The balance of the top ten includes Michael Colegrove, Shon Deskins, Mike Martin, Brian Hosford and Bruce St. James.

Since Gary Winter topped two of three Winter Challenge events in Micro Sprint action, Colton Hardy and Cliff Cormany have taken recent wins.

Winner of two features, Chris McCurdy, Jr., has moved atop the Arizona Differential Pure Stock point charts with a four-point advantage over Matt Martinez with Zack Madrid another three points back in third. Steve Bitting and Joe Vlasity are also among the top five.

Daniel Romero has claimed two of three Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegade features with Tyler Merrill the most recent AMA Mod Lite victor.

Tickets for the Fourth Annual Salute to Indy are just $16 each night, with a $3 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 each night.

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 2015 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.

 

 

Reece Goetz Looks To Make WST Debut This Weekend
By Ben Deatherage

Reece Goetz missed out on the first race with the Western Sprint Tour back in late April at Cottage Grove but he plans to venture to the state of Oregon for the Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader and catch a couple of races with the WST. The weekend kicks off at Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday May 23rd and concludes on Sunday the 24th at Cottage Grove.

Competing in about ten races already in 2015, Goetz has had an up and down start to the current campaign. His best recorded finish was a fifth in 360 Sprint competition at Skagit Speedway on April 18th. The team has recently switched over to KPC chassis and are hoping for better results as the season progresses.

“This year hasn't been the best due to some mechanical failures,” Goetz would say, “but we've changed some things to better ourselves by going to a different chassis and maintenance program.”

Goetz failed to make a feature at Southern Oregon Speedway last year but will look to put that behind him this weekend. In 2014 at Cottage Grove his best run was a third on June 13th. Keep an eye out for the Great Western Transport/Speedmart Inc./Elma Lanes/Sandblasters Inc./Powdercoating Inc. #9R KPC this season.

“My goal every race is to win but the group of guys that we have around here make that very difficult,” he would continue, “but if we have one goal this year it's to run up front and not have any mechanical problems.”

Southern Oregon Speedway, located in White City, will host the second race of the Western Sprint Tour season on Saturday May 23rd. Tickets are Adults $15.00, Seniors/Veterans $12.00, Juniors (6-12) $10.00, and Children 5 & Under are FREE. The action all starts around 7:00 PM.

Cottage Grove Speedway will be the final stop for the weekend on Sunday May 24th. Tickets are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $13.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $8.00, and 5 & Under FREE. Racing begins around 6:45 PM.

For the latest news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

Additional Information:
2015 Western Sprint Tour Schedule
April 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Trey Starks
April 25th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Rained Out
May 23rd Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR
May 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR
June 28th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA (Speedweek Northwest)
June 29th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR (Speedweek Northwest)
June 30th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, OR (Speedweek Northwest)
July 1st Travel Day
July 2nd Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR (Speedweek Northwest)
July 3rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest)
July 4th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest)
August 14th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA
August 15th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR
September 25th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA
September 26th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

Former Western Sprint Tour Winners At Cottage Grove Speedway
2015- Trey Starks on April 24th

Current Western Sprint Tour Points (Top Ten)
1. 55-Trey Starks 93; 2. 96-Greg Hamilton 91; 3. 5N-Seth Nunes 90; 4. 2L-Logan Forler 81; 5. 22-Garen Linder 76; T Chris Schmelzle 76; 7. 17-Cam Smith 75; 8. 4J-Allison Journey 71; 9. 21W-Vern Wheeler 67; 10. 87-Kyler Barraza 66; T 3-J.J. Hickle 66

 

 

16-YEAR OLD LAKE ELSINORE STUDENT READY FOR FIRST SALUTE TO INDY!

(Perris, CA, MAY 19, 2015) Most 16-year-olds are happy with their rides whether it is a brand new beauty with the sticker off of the showroom floor, a family hand me down or a reclamation from the junkyard. Lake Elsinore’s Parker Colston is no different and he will be happy to show off his 800 horsepower USAC/CRA Sprint Car in this Saturday’s annual 40-lap “Salute to Indy” at Perris Auto Speedway. It will be his first ever appearance in the prestigious race.

The 16-year-old, who is a Junior Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, is making a fast rise in the sprint car racing world. Two years ago he started competing in The PAS Young Gun Series for drivers age 14-21. He stayed in that division through most of 2014 before making the switch to the demanding USAC/CRA Series late in the season. Despite having a nasty flip that destroyed his car and ended his season during qualifying at last year’s Budweiser Oval Nationals at the famous Riverside County clay oval, Colston has not missed a race this season

and is the top rated rookie thus far.

Parker Colston on the inside of David Bezio at Perris Auto Speedway on May 2nd. Colston had a USAC/CRA career best 10th place on the night. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Not too long ago seeing Colston race anything but a motorcycle would have been a stretch to say the least. His father, Paul, was an accomplished flat track and speedway motorcycle racer and when young Parker first began racing, it was on two wheels.

“My dad started out racing flat track and then went to speedway,” the affable teen said. “When I was born, I was to be the next motorcycle racer and that is what I was raised to do. As I got older, my dad wanted me racing with a cage around me (in a car) and I started racing cars at an early age and I am glad I went down this path.”

When Colston was 3-years-old, he started racing a PW-50 on Ken Maely’s track in Corona. By the time he was 4, he was racing in front of huge crowds at the weekly speedway motorcycle races on the Orange County Fairgrounds at Costa Mesa. That continued on until his dad had a conversation with John Aden who promotes the Wheel2Wheel Raceway on the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville. Aden not only promotes the track, but he also builds the cars and soon after the conversation, Colston was in a car that he described as “powered by a lawn mower engine with a cage around it.” It helped him to learn how to turn left and pull tear-offs as much as anything else.

The youngster spent some time getting used to the car, but he was not in that beginner class for long.

“I ran I think two years in the intermediate class which was mostly kids my age,” Colston stated. “When I graduated to the Jawa Division, I was racing a full size Jawa motorcycle engine in a 250 pound go kart with a cage around it and I got thrown out there with bunch of adults. I was racing against grown men! It taught me how to be aggressive. “

Colston had some success at Wheel2Wheel including a championship in the intermediates. When he moved up to the Jawa class, he nearly pulled off an amazing double his first season. At the last race of the year, he was trying to not only sew up the Rookie of the Year award, but also the season championship. On the final turn of the last race, he tried to pass a lapped car and they made contact sending Colston flipping down the track. It not only cost him the Rookie of the Year award, but it also cost him the championship as well.

Colston and his crew chief father graduated from the Jawa class to Junior Focus Midgets and then onto the Ford Focus Midgets with USAC where he scored numerous wins at tracks around California including his favorite track, the Santa Maria Speedway. Then it was time to climb another rung up the ladder and to say it was a big one is an understatement. He jumped into The PAS Young Gun Sprint Car Series and that was a whole different ballgame.

“I got a bit of a wakeup call driving a sprint car,” Colston laughed. “It looks very easy, but from the Focus Midgets it was a ginormous difference. I had to learn throttle control. With the Focus Midget, you just pretty much mashed the throttle all the way around. In the Young Guns I had to discipline myself with the throttle and being a smoother driver. It is a huge difference and a big stepping stone.”

About halfway through last season, the team started getting some help with setups and he won his first main event. It was also evident that he was improving and the team thought, let’s give it a shot and enter the Oval Nationals. That was a good thing that turned bad pretty quickly when Colston had his first, and up to this time, only violent flip in a sprint car.

Parker Colston and his father Paul after his first win the Young Gun Sprint Car

class at Perris Auto Speedway. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

“In qualifying on the second lap, I drove it into one a little too hard,” the young racer said. “It hooked and bicycled and I went for quite a ride. The only thing that was still good after that crash was the radiator cap. Everything else went to the scrap yard and we had to start completely over.”

With a new car built and lots learned by not only Colston but by the crew, they have perfect attendance thus far in 2015 making it to all six of the USAC/CRA races. They have raced in the main event in four of them. His best finish thus far was a 10th at Perris Auto Speedway on May 2nd. As stated previously, he is the highest ranking rookie in the series being tied for 13th in points overall and he is only 23 points out of 10th.

“I am having a blast,” he laughed. “We have a newer chassis and I am learning so much. Even the stepping stone from the Young Guns to the 410 is huge. I am getting a lot of seat time. There is nothing no more fun than this. Since I was a little kid watching the sprint cars go around, I always dreamed that I would get a chance to try this. I did not think it was possible, but you know, this is the dream. I have my moments when I say to myself, ‘look what I am getting the chance to do.’ There is nothing like sprint car racing. It is absolutely incredible. It is an amazing feeling. It is intense, fast paced and adrenalin rushing. I grew up watching Damion Gardner and Mike Spencer battling years ago and I never imagined I would be on the same track with them. That is really, really cool. I am so thankful.”

It takes a lot of people to put the car on the track and Colston wanted to thank them. His father & mother, Richard Gore, Poppa & Nanna, his brother, Dirty Dave, Adam, Rusty Man, Jimmy, Jay, Lonnie and Mel.

In addition to the USAC/CRA portion of the program, The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars and the California Lightning Sprint Cars will also be a part of Saturday’s show. The Senior Sprints, for drivers 45-years-old and older. The Young Gun class is for driver’s 14-21-years-old. The California Lightning Sprints are scaled down versions of the full size sprint cars powered by motorcycle engines.

Adult tickets for Saturday are $25.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $20.00. For active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 it is just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone available at the gate on Saturday. If you prefer, advance tickets are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7.

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café, HD Industries, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moon Nursery, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Point Standings

1. Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA - 371

2 Damion Gardner - Concord, CA - 365

3. Matt Mitchell - Yorba Linda, CA - 335

4. Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA - 297

5. Austin Williams - Yorba Linda, CA - 293

6. Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA - 272

7. Brody Roa - Garden Grove, CA - 208

8. Cody Williams - Corona, CA - 179

9. Logan Williams - Yorba Linda, CA - 148

10. Jace Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA - 138

PAS Senior Sprint Point Standings

1. Chris Wakim - Simi Valley, CA - 174

2. Bruce Douglass - Ventura, CA - 172

3. Richard McCormick - Canyon Country, CA - 162

4. Rick Hendrix - Palmdale, CA - 136

5. Steve Brown - Corona, CA - 131

6. Bill Badger - Santa Clarita, CA - 117

7. Dwayne Marcum - Riverside, CA - 100

8. Jesse Denome - San Diego, CA - 99

9. Jack De Armand Jr. - Corona Del Mar, CA - 62

10. Royal Adderson - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - 90

PAS Young Gun Sprints

1. George Morris - Holtville, CA - 124

2. Courtney Crone - Corona, CA - 118

3. Justin Dunn - Riverside, CA - 99

4. Cole Cabrera - Laguna Beach, CA - 63

5. Malyssa Perkins - Oak Hills, CA - 52

2015 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

May 23

"SALUTE TO INDY" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars (40 Lap Main Event), PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 6

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

June 13

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 27

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

July 4

"FIRECRACKER 40 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 18

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

July 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

August 15

"CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

August 29

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 5

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

September 12

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 19

"GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

October 3

11th Southern California Fair

October 24

PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 11

Oval Nationals Practice

November 12

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 14

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 25

Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 26

Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, LLC Presents the 75th Running of The Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC NATIONAL AND WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

‘The Night Rider’ Lands On Ocean Speedway Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the racy Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Tommy Tarlton would be part of an exciting battle for the race win, that would ultimately see him cross the stripe third in what was a drag race to the checkered.

“We didn’t get the win, but we were all pleased with how things went,” Tarlton said. “It got off to a slow start, but we really got the car working.”

With 24 cars checked into the Santa Cruz Count Fairgrounds facility, Tarlton would time the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son Inc./Executive Auto Sales No. 21 machine in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, ‘The Night Rider’ would finish in the fourth spot, and earn a spot in the new Ocean Speedway dash, where the one pill would put him on the pole.

Finishing second in the dash, Tarlton would find his Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/WFO Apparel No. 21 entry on the front row of the feature event.

When the action came to life, Tarlton was shot out of a cannon as he quickly jumped into the lead and began pulling away from the field. Getting into traffic early in the event, Tarlton’s lead would evaporate, but he would still lead.

A couple of cautions would slow things up, and restarts would see Bud Kaeding hang with the leader, as they again found traffic late in the race. With Tarlton and Kaeding racing in close quarters, Tarlton would get up over the cushion and lose position, as he ran in the second spot.

The final lap saw Tarlton feel pressure for the second spot, and coming to the flag stand, Tarlton would just narrowly lose the spot by the slimmest of margins, as he would be scored with a third place finish.

“We have been plenty fast at this track all year long, and hopefully we can come back and grab a win after a week of,” Tarlton said. “Huge thanks to this team for working hard and continuing to give me awesome cars on a nightly basis.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, WFO Apparel, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2015 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton will be back in action on may 29th at the Ocean Speedway!

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, 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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‘Super Spectacle’ to Air Live Online through Oswego Speedway’s AsphaltVision

OSWEGO, NY (May 19, 2015) – Oswego Speedway and AsphaltVision announced its 2015 online streaming schedule on Tuesday, which will begin with this weekend’s Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ featuring the ISMA Supermodifieds and Oswego’s Novelis Supermodifieds on the same track, same night for the first time in over ten years.

The pay-per-view HD video streaming schedule for 2015 will encompass a total of 16 events this season, with eight live broadcasts utilizing a multi-camera high definition shoot.

The remaining events not broadcast live will be aired on a tape delay basis, available at a reduced price. Tape delayed broadcasts will be available for viewing on the Sunday following an event and can be viewed any time after that, with a paid subscription for that event.

This weekend’s ‘Super Spectacle’ will see video coverage begin with ISMA Supermodified time trials at 4 p.m. From there, the broadcast will carry viewers through the remainder of the racing evening. Subscriptions for this weekend’s action are set at $34.99 and will cover all of the historic action, top to bottom, at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Other live events in 2015 include the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series event on June 13, the Novelis Supermodified ‘Twin 35’s’ on June 20, the ISMA Super King of Wings on July 11, the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified on August 1, as well as all of Budweiser International Classic weekend.

Dates that will feature a tape delayed stream online are May 30, June 6, July 4, July 18, August 8, August 15, and August 22.

Fans can purchase Pay-Per-View and tape delay subscriptions by signing into www.asphaltvision.com, logging into your account or creating a new one, and selecting the upcoming event subscription.

Only individual race night subscriptions will be available for this coming racing season with the full broadcast schedule and prices listed at www.asphaltvision.com.

Updated in 2012, all of the video broadcast LIVE through www.asphaltvision.com at Oswego Speedway will be available in beautiful high-definition and streamed through Flash Video as well as a Mobile/iOS video stream.

Once again, Thomas Video Productions will serve as the production team for all Speedway broadcasts featuring multiple cameras around the fast 5/8 mile including the turn one roof top camera, the fabulous turn three tower shot, along with a breathtaking front straight speed cam.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit www.oswegospeedway.com, LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets, or to talk to a Speedway representative, call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Rough Week for Dewease and Crew

05/13/15-05/16/15

The World of Outlaws invaded Pennsylvania this week and the Dietz Motorsports team was ready for a good three nights of racing, but that was not how the week panned out.

Starting at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, LD timed in 18th, just missing the heat inversion. He started fifth in the second heat, but did not make his way into an A-Main transfer spot. The Dietz Motorsports #14 started third in the B-Main and LD steered it into the top spot to claim a transfer spot and regain his time.

Wednesday night's 30-lap feature event was looking to end decently for LD when he got jammed up in turn one with a few other cars. Once the car made it back to the pit area, the team went to work to get LD back out. They had made all necessary adjustments to return, but were disqualified because they were not in the specified work area.

The team rallied on Thursday to get the car ready for Friday night at the Grove to kick off the Morgan Cup. After timing poorly, LD moved to start eighth in the second heat. However, he did not claim a transfer spot and moved on to the B-Main where he finished his night.

LD had high hopes for Saturday night, but rain caused the night's events to be canceled. The team looks forward to regrouping this week and hope for a much better weekend ahead of them.

LD would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Wings Unlimited, Hank's Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, WRT Web Designs, WRT Speedwerx, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Bell Helmets, Schoenfeld Headers, SightScapes Pond and Garden, Fastener Specialties, Kelly Racing Fuels, GME Steerings, XXX Race Company, and Rider Race Engines.

WHAT'S UP NEXT: LD and the Dietz Motorsports crew head into a three race weekend. They will be at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night, and Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday. LIVE race updates will be posted to LD's Twitter page.

SO FAR IN 2015: Starts - 18, Wins - 1, Top 5's - 3, Top 10's - 7.

CONNECT WITH LD: Keep yourself up to date on all the LD Motorsports happenings by checking out LD's website (www.lancedewease.com), liking Lance Dewease Motorsports on Facebook, or following along on Twitter at @LDmotorsports.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Staying Close to Home!

(Bill W) May 19, 2015 – With the weather as unpredictable as possible, the Loyet Motorsports/Vacuworx Global #o5 team played it safe last weekend. Their Friday plans were washed away in Jacksonville, Illinois, and a sketchy forecast for Wilmot, Wisconsin kept them from making that trek as well. So, they stayed closer to home at the St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri Saturday. The result was a second place finish, and a few more laps before the FVP National Sprint League visits the unique 3/8-mile oval on May 28. This weekend, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver goes down the road to run I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday, and Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Illinois Sunday with the MOWA series.

The staff at SFCR did a good job getting their event in on Saturday. “We had a good share of rain Friday night and Saturday morning,” says Brad. “The track really worked hard to get everything ready to go so we could race. It ended up being really heavy, and pretty narrow, but we were able to race.”

Starting fourth in his heat, he would checker third. “We had a pretty good car, but it was a deal where we just had to get in line and finish,” says Brad. “We finished third and missed the Dash, but that put us in row four for the feature.”

He would start the main event eighth. “In the feature, the track hadn’t widened much,” says Brad. “We had a good car and got to third really quickly. We ran there pretty much the whole race. I was being held up, and I could have forced the issue a little bit for second, but we didn’t want to take that chance.”

Brad would get to second and run down leader, Joey Montgomery. “I was able to get to second with about five laps to go,” he says. “We were able to run the leader down, and coming to the checkered, he ran into a lapped car and knocked the front end down. I felt we had a shot at him, but he was just able to get across the line. We could have used one more lap.”

Racing at Farmington should prepare the team well for the NSL stop next Thursday. “After the big crash at Knoxville, we had a whole new car,” says Brad. “It was the first night out, and we wanted to make sure the car was working o.k. It worked really, really well, and the NSL show is there next week. We’ve run well there running first (later DQed for the wrong tire) and second. A qualifying format will be interesting there, and I’m looking forward to it.”

The Memorial Day weekend could see as many as three shows for the team. “We’re planning on running the two MOWA shows for sure at Pevely on Saturday and Quincy on Sunday,” says Brad. “We may run with the Outlaws on Monday at Lawrenceburg, but we’ll see.”

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Brad and the Loyet Motorsports team would like to thank primary sponsors: Vacuworx Global 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.

 

 

THREE PODIUM FINISHES HIGHLIGHT MITCH BROWN'S WEEKEND

Brantford Competitor Off To Impressive Start In Sprint Car Racing

Mitch Brown got his local racing season off to an impressive start this past Victoria Holiday weekend with a win and two third place finishes at three different tracks around the Province.

The veteran competitor began his weekend schedule at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night with a win in his Sprint Car qualifier then chased Parker Price-Miller of Kokomo, Indiana and Keith Dempster of Alton, ON to the checkered flag in the 20-lap Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car A-Main.

On Saturday night the MBR Team headed to Brighton Speedway where Mitch had won three straight features in 2014 and added win number 4 to his Brighton collection with a very determined run and a little luck in leading the 20-car starting field to victory in the 25-lap Southern Ontario Sprints feature event.

Last year's SOS Champion Glenn Styres of Ohsweken quickly took the lead from his outside pole starting spot over pole sitter Paul Pekkonen of Brockville, ON, while Mitch Brown jumped from his sixth start position to third on the opening lap. Once he passed Pekkonen, Brown set his sights on Styres and the two staged a torrid battle for the win that ended when Styres got caught up in a minor mishap involving two lapped cars on lap 21. Brown managed to drive around the scene and claimed the lead.

A pair or late race restarts proved no challenge for the Brantford, Ontario native as he powered his way to his first win of the season and fourth win in the past seven races at Brighton Speedway. 16 year old Price-Miller was second while Charlie Sandercock of Carrying Place, ON finished third.

On Sunday night at New Humberstone Speedway near Port Colbourne, ON Mitch was back in the spotlight winning his heat then finishing third in the A-Main after once again outdueling Glenn Styres who went high on the track late in the race opening the door for Brown. Brown has started 7th in the 25-lap event but couldn't reel on the leaders who had started ahead of him.

Parker Price-Miller of Kokomo, IN outdistance Dain Naida of Tecumseh, MI for the win with Jim Huppunen of Welland, ON and Keith Dempster rounding out the top-5.

Jake Brown 4th In Crate Sprint Cars at Ohsweken Speedway

Jake won his opening qualifier in Crate Sprint Car action Friday night at Ohsweken and finished fourth in the divisional A-Feature behind rookie Alex Hill with Mark Czuba and Aaron Turkey rounding out the top-3

 

 

 

05/17/15 Southern Outlaw Sprinters

Last Friday night Mother Nature rained on our Parade once more.. Dangit, I think we have as many rainouts this Season as we have Shows in?? We would like to thank all of the Personnel at Northwest Florida Speedway for all of their efforts of scrapping the tracks top layer off, in the rain I might add, and trying everything in their power to pull off the show..

Saturday night, with the weather clearing and our fingers crossed we headed to the Infamous Southern Raceway, in Milton, FL.. The weather, vacations, graduations, and Summer starting keep our car count down, but if you was there, you saw a heck of a show, with some of the Fastest 360 Sprintcars in the Southeast.. Oh Yes, Morgan Turpin, known as the “Fastest Girl in Sprintcars”, was also there.. After the completion of the “Eagle Motorsports Drivers Meeting”, we headed those Winged warriors out on one of the finest prepared tracks, that we have run on this year.. The first Heat, presented by AutoMeter, was handily taken by Michael Miller’s 4M.. Miller started the Heat inside second row, however, found his way to front by the second lap.. Top 3 were; Miller, Morgan, Gray.. The second Heat, presented by Ultra Shield Race Products, was handily taken by the 2B car driven by Frank Beck, out of Tampa FL.. Beck started outside front row and found his way to the front in turn one and never looked back.. Top 3 were; Beck, Roberts (R), Morgan.. GOOD race for the Rookie Contender, “Rockin’ Ronnie Roberts” #33.. After a light drizzle of rain between the Heats and Feature events, we set those Winged Warriors loose on a 25 lap quest for Victory.. Sitting on the Pole was the #4M car of Michael Miller, out of Ocean Springs, MS., on his right was the #2B of Frank Beck… But wait, sitting inside second row was none the other than Rockin’ Ronnie Roberts, in his lean, clean, & white #33 (#1 in Rookie Points).. Outside Roberts was the always fast, and “Got the Monkey off my back” Shane Morgan’s #01, from Biloxi, MS., in some parts known as the “Biloxi Bandit”.. This rounded out the top 4 in tonight’s starting grid.. As they took the green flag in this “No Caution” 25 lap event, Miller soared into turn one with Beck and Morgan in hot pursuit.. Gray and Turpin, starting 5th & 6th said, Woh boys, your not going to run away with this one, if we have a say in it.. Down the back straight they went, two wide three deep, kinda looked like they were still on the Parade Lap, only a little faster?? Back at the stripe, it was Miller on top, Morgan, Beck, & Gray in hot pursuit.. The Wiley Veteran, Terry Gray, from Bartlett TN. #10 car, moved his self up to 2nd from his 6th place start, taking down Morgan at the cross flags.. The real show was the race for 4th with Turpin and Beck, just battling back and forth for the spot.. Lap after lap showing each other a wheel, but neither one with an advantage to break away.. On about lap 20 Beck’s 2B car stumbled coming off the corner and the “Fastest Girl in Sprintacrs” drove under and established a little lead between them.. Miller goes on to Victory with Gray and Morgan following.. Gray’s move from 6th to 2nd earned him the Hard Charger Award, presented by Schoenfeld Headers.. WOW you missed a good one if you were not there.. Race time was 9:47 total… I don’t think any Fan was in their seat during the whole event..

The Feature results were as follows: 1. Michael Miller #4M 2. Terry Gray #10 3. Shane Morgan #01 4. Morgan Turpin #10 5. Frank Beck #2B 6. Ronnie Roberts #33 7. Otto Scrape #3 8. Lee Moore #1A 9. Brandon Blendon #88 10. Tristan Lee #N2 11. Freddie McCall #1

 

 

Champion Oil Announces Engine Builder Supplier Program

(Clinton, MO / 05.19.15) Champion Oil has announced its new distributor program that allows engine builders to offer the complete line of Champion products to their customers.

“Champion’s motor oils for passenger, racing, collector and vintage cars, as well as diesel applications, and our hydraulic and gear oils, greases, additives, chemicals and aerosols can be packaged to meet each engine builder’s unique needs. We can start wherever the engine builder wants and help build a small pipeline of inventory,” explains Champion spokesperson Karl Dedolph III. “We will offer, upon request, a suggestion of inventory specifically designed for their particular market and offer resources designed to help them build mixed inventories to maximize pricing and freight costs.

Interactive product catalogs can be found at www.championbrands.com/interactivecatalogs.html.

Minimum orders are one pallet, which can be mixed. Every full pallet order gets free freight. Payments are done by credit card, wire transfer, or open account net 30 for approved accounts. Orders are normally filled and shipped within 48 hours.

“In addition, Champion will do a series of press releases, web information, social media, etc. announcing your engine building business to your customers and to a data base of prospects within a 1000 mile radius. ,” Dedolph says. “Technical Support, banners, pop-ups, POP and collateral material will also be supplied. Champion will forward all leads and incentive promotions, as well as training materials, PowerPoints, scheduled events, as well.”

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of hot rod, street rod, classic and muscle car engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure valve springs. To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of zinc and phosphorus.

In addition, all Champion Racing Motor Oils contain an exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases horsepower and torque in most engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information contact Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO or go inquire at http://www.championbrands.com

 
 
 
Full All Star Weekend Ahead for Danny Holtgraver
Plymouth and Two Nights at Fremont on the Memorial Day Card

 

 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

 
Pittsburgh, PA (May 18th, 2015) - After spending four days in central Pennsylvania racing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the ‘Pennsylvania Posse,’ Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will turn their attention back towards All Star Circuit of Champions competition as they prepare to rejoin ‘America’s Series’ for three events over Memorial Day weekend. Holtgraver, driver of the Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, no. 59 ‘410’ sprint car, will join the All Star Circuit of Champions in Indiana and Ohio during the upcoming holiday weekend. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will enter the three-race weekend currently sixth in the All Star standings.

 


 

“Last weekend wasn’t a bad weekend” said Holtgraver about this trip to central PA with the World of Outlaws, “Wednesday night was a rough night for us...we timed near the back and that put us behind all night...had to run the C-main and that’s where our night ended...Williams Grove was better for us...we made the show on Friday night and ended up 15th...we were pretty happy with that considering how Wednesday went...I’m definitely ready to get back to All Star racing...we have a busy stretch this weekend with three races...hopefully we can earn three solid finishes and get back in the All Star point hunt.”


 

Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will join the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Plymouth Speedway near Plymouth, Indiana on Friday night, May 22nd for the Earl Gaerte Classic; officially kicking-off their Memorial Day swing. The Plymouth Speedway stop will be a career-first for Danny Holtgraver.


 

After their visit to Plymouth, Indiana on Friday night, Holtgraver and the familiar ‘59’ team, led by crew chief Bonzai Bruns, will make their way back east to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio for back-to-back All Star Circuit of Champions events on Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd & 24th; highlighted with a $10,000-to-win main event on Sunday, May 24th. The Fremont doubleheader will wrap up the Memorial Day swing for Phoenix Racing.


 

“Fremont Speedway has always been one of those ‘up and down’ places for me, but we plan to change that this weekend” explained Holtgraver, “We’ve had a tough year in some spots, but in other spots we were really good...we keep our heads up and keep moving forward and that’s all you can do...Tom and Sherry Leidig continue to give me great equipment and a wonderful opportunity...I’ve learned a lot from Bonzai and working with him has been a great experience...our first win is right around the corner...everyone on this team deserves it.”


 

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver joined the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in central Pennsylvania. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion highlighted his central PA swing with a 15th place finish at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 15th. The May 16th ‘Morgan Cup’ program was cancelled due to rain.


 

Learn more about the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.allstarsprint.com.  


 

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during their entire campaign. 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 networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports


 

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Recent Highlights -  Finished fifth with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Lernerville Speedway on Friday, May 1st

 


 

 

2015 Wins: 0

 

 

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!


 

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Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, Momentum Shocks and Work Room to the Trade.


 

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Butler Built, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com.’


 

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Mad Man Storms To Second at Weedsport Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sunday night at the Weedspsort Speedway, Kerry Madsen closed his weekend out by charging his way to an exciting second place finish.

“We had a mediocre couple of nights, so it was good to end our week on Sunday with a great run,” Madsen said. “These boys have been working so hard on the car, I am happy to deliver on my end.”

With Mother Nature cancelling Saturday night’s event at the Williams Grove Speedway, Madsen and company traveled to the Weedsport Speedway on Sunday night for the series first visit to the speedway in 22 years.

With 35 cars on hand, Madsen would just narrowly make the heat race inversion as he timed the American Racing Custom Wheels/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine in 16th fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, ‘The Mad Man’ would pick up the win, and move to the dash, where a sixth place finish would line him up in the third row for the 35-lap feature event.

Moving into the fourth spot very early in the race, Madsen would go to the cushion following a lap 20-restart, and take the third spot as he chased after second place running, Chad Kemmenah.

On the 21st lap, Madsen would slide up in front of Kemmenah on the exit of turn four, and the two would narrowly avoid contact at the flag stand, as Madsen would hold the spot.

In the closing laps, Madsen would track down Donny Schatz, but came up short, as he finished in the second spot.

“We got close to him (Schatz) on the black slick track, so we are certainly happy about that,” he added. “I pushed really hard, so I think we lost tome tire at the end of the night, but really happy with the result.”

Madsen and company would spend Wednesday in Friday night in the state of Pennsylvania taking on the PA Posse.

Wednesday night at the Lincoln Speedway, Madsen timed in 13th quickest in time trials before a heat race win would put him in the dash. Lining up in the feature event in the third row by way of his sixth place finish in the dash, tough track conditions made passing tough. Falling a couple of positions on restarts, Madsen would close his night with a ninth place finish.

Friday night, the series took to the famous Williams Grove Speedway to continue to battle with the PA Posse in front of legendary Beer Hill. Timing in sixth quick in time trials, Madsen would finish fourth in his heat race, and line up in the fifth row of the feature event.

In what would be a non-stop feature event, contact with another competitor at the start of the race caused wheel cover damage to his right-rear wheel, and it would ultimately pack with mud as the race went on. Hanging on for what was a very rough ride, Madsen would finish in the 12th spot.

“Wednesday and Friday we weren’t bad, but there just was not a lot of passing that went on either night,” Madsen said. “We have a couple more races out east this week, and we will keep at it.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-41, Wins-6, Top-5’s-22, Top 10’s-33

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing team return to action Tuesday night at the New Egypt Speedway before taking to the Charlotte Dirt Track on Friday night, and the Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

American Racing

Web- www.americanracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/amercanracingwheels

Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

Keneric Racing

Web- www.kenericracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

Kerry Madsen

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Gravel Goes Forward at Williams Grove and Weedsport

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hitting the eastern region over the last week, David Gravel and his Destiny Motorsports continue to mesh and get comfortable with each other as they recorded finishes of 11th, 13th and 16th.

“We want to finish better, but we did some good things over the last week, and I need to take advantage of some front row starting positions in heat race,” Gravel said.

Kicking his week off on Wednesday night at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA, Gravel would time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 in fifth fastest.

Finishing fourth in his heat, Gravel would have no help, and would just narrowly miss the dash, as he lined up in the ninth spot of the feature event. With a couple of stoppages slowing the early goings of the race, Gravel would jump into the Top-10, as he searched around various lines trying to get going the right direction.

With passing tough on Wednesday night, Gravel was relentless in his efforts to gain positions, and as he experimented, he would eventually drop back to the 11th spot where he would finish.

“We had good speed, but we missed out on the dash, and pretty much finished where we started,” Gravel added.

Friday night the scene shifted to the Williams Groove Speedway, for the first of two scheduled night of racing.

Going out early in time trials, Gravel would hang on to the 14th spot, and find himself on the front row of his heat race, alongside Paul McMahan. With the outside line being the preferred starting spot, Gravel would slip into the second as the race went green, but made a valiant effort to take the lead on the exit of turn two as he finished in the second spot.

Moving into the feature event, the Watertown, CT would grid the field from the seventh row. With the race going non-stop, Gravel would get as high as the 11th position, and as traffic came into play in the final stages of the race, he would slip back and finish in the 13th spot.

“We put ourselves in a good spot in the heat race, but couldn’t get the start we needed to move into the dash, and we got strung out in a hurry in a non-stop feature event,” Gravel noted.

Following Saturday night’s rain out, the scene shifted to the Weedsport Speedway in New York, as the World of Outlaws invaded the facility for the first time in 22 years.

Not getting timed in well, Gravel would line up seventh in his heat race, and was able to move up into a transfer spot as a fourth place finish put his machine in the feature event.

Lining up in the 12th row for the 35-lap feature event, Gravel was able to get his machine moving forward, as he slowly worked his way forward. On an extremely slick racing surface, Gravel would end his night with a 16th place finish.

“I put us in a pretty big hole after time trials, and we spent the night trying to dig out,” Gravel said. “The guys worked very hard all week, and I thank them for their effort, and I am hoping the weather holds off so we can race Tuesday night. I also need to thank Rick and Barb Rogers for continuing to support us.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rod End Supply, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, , GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and David Gravel will be at the New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday night, the Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday night and the Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday night.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-7

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Cox 11th at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Justyn Cox avoided a near disaster on the 21st lap while running fourth, that saw him slip back and finish in the 11th spot when the dust settled on the event.

“We have a really good car at Placerville now, and it’s a huge testament to how hard this team has worked,” Cox added. “We will be back in a couple of weeks, and I am really looking forward to it.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in second fastest in time trials, Cox would experiment in his heat race and finished in the third spot.

Pulling the four in the redraw for the feature event, Cox would jump into the third spot when the race went green ,as he worked the bottom in his pursuit of the lead duo.

Near the race’s halfway point, Cox would slip back to the fourth spot, as Andy Gregg used the cushion to get the position, and Cox went to school and moved to the cushion as he now chased after Gregg.

Unable to get a run to get the position back, Cox would continue to run in the fourth spot, until he got up over the cushion on the 21st lap, and brought his machine to a stop beyond turn four.

Able to restart the race, Cox would pick up a couple of positions, as he would end his night with an 11th place finish.

“Just one little mistake cost us a top-five, but we are all really pleased with where we are at Placerville in relation to where we were when we started the season,” he added. “Huge thanks to everyone for all of their hard work.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, LRB, JRI Shocks, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, Axcel Race Suits, SafRacer.Com, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2015!

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Cox will head north this weekend to compete in the state of Oregon as he his set to hit the Southern Oregon Speedway near Medford, OR on Saturday night before taking to the Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, OR on Sunday night.

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Gregg Garners First Placerville Podium of ‘15

PETERSEN MEDIA: An extremely slick track greeted Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team on Saturday night in Placerville, CA, and after a pair of sixth place finishes, Gregg and company earned a third place finish, marking their first podium of the year.

“Things seemed to go our way a little on Saturday,” Gregg said. “Last week I said we had the speed, just needed some different luck, and this week, we were able to grab a top finish.”

19 cars checked into the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, and Gregg bested them all in time trials, as he set the standard aboard his Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Toyota/New Gen Landscape Manage backed No. 14R.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Gregg and company had Nail It Roofing/Carroll Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Awards machine dialed in, as he was able to work his way up to a second place finish, safely putting him in the redraw.

Finding himself with the seven pill, the Placerville, CA native would line up in the fourth row of the 25-lap feature event. Extremely slick track conditions saw Gregg go to the high-side of the speedway, as he planted his right-rear on the cushion and began his charge forward.

Despite getting over the cushion, and off the track at one point during the race, Gregg would have his elbows up for 25-laps as he worked his way to a third place finish, as he chased Greg DeCaires and Jimmy Trulli across the finish line.

“It was a tough track to pass on, but fortunately my guys worked hard and got me a car that was good enough to make speed on the cushion,” Gregg said. “I made a little mistake and got over the cushion, but we were all really pleased with our finish.”

Andy and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Toyota, New Gen Landscape Management, Nail It Roofing, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., HJS Consulting, Poor’s Equipment Repair, CTL Forrest Management, K&T Fab, K&N Products, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Factory Kahne Shocks, Hinchman Indy, and Hansen Machine for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: At this time, Gregg and his team are unsure if they will be in action this weekend or not. Stay tuned for an announcement.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Late Flat Tire Takes Becker Out of Placerville Contention

PETERSEN MEDIA- With an opening in his schedule, as well as an opening in the Monhoff Racing No. 35 for the night, Sean Becker climbed back aboard the familiar car for a night of racing at the Placerville Speedway, and had a very strong run going, until a flat tire under a late yellow forced him to the work area.

“We were pretty strong all night, “ Becker said. “Though our results haven’t shown it, the last two weeks that we raced together, we had a really good car.”

Back at the Placerville Speedway for the second consecutive Saturday night, ‘The Shark’, Sean Becker would timed the Dan Monhoff owned No. 35 machine in fourth fastest in time trials, before finishing third in his heat race.

Finding himself with the two pill after the Top-8 redraw, Becker would line up on the front row alongside Greg DeCaires. Settling into the second spot early in the race, Becker would attack the Placerville cushion, as he chased after the early race leader.

On the extremely slick Placerville Speedway surface, Becker would continue to ride the cushion, until a challenge from the third place car on the bottom of the speedway, saw him adjust his line, as he continued his pursuit of the leader.

Finding grip and speed in the bottom groove, Becker would continue to keep DeCaires in his sights, and even pull to his bumper at times, but could not find a way around. On the 18th lap, Becker cut his right-rear tire, but continued to run, as it stayed up as the car was at speed.

A caution on the 21st lap would see the tire go completely flat, and Becker was forced to give up his track position with four laps to go, as he would ultimately finish in the 13th spot.

“We really didn’t have anything for Greg DeCaires, but I think we could have held on to the second spot if it wasn’t for that flat tire,” Becker added. “I really want to thank Dan Monhoff for allowing me to run his car over these last couple of weekends, as we both had openings in our schedules.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, and K&N for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 14, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 10, Top 10’s- 10

ON TAP: Becker will climb back aboard the Friends and Family Racing No. x1 machine on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway before piloting the Menne Motorsports No. 75 on Sunday in Chico, CA in a pair of Civil War races.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, and become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

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Gremlins Hound Statler in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to racing after taking last week off, Jason Statler and his DF Rios Motorsports team headed south to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA where gremlins hounded them all night, with Statler’s night coming to a close just eight laps into the feature event.

“It was just a tough night all around,” Statler said. “Aside from our heat race, we seemed to chase something every time we hit the track.”

Hitting the high-banked speedway for the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial on Saturday night, Statler had an issue under the hood of his Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto Body/SCI backed No. 00 machine, that resulted in him timing in 14th quickest.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Statler would battle with young Mitchell Faccinto most of the race, getting the better of him as he would finish fifth in heat race action, and lining him up 14th in the 30-lap feature event.

On an unusually rough Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Statler would bounce threw hole in turn one on the start of the race, breaking something in the right-rear suspension, until the right rear stop broke on the eighth lap, bringing his night to an early end.

“You hate to have nights like that, but it is part of the sport,” Statler said. “We were rolling along pretty good headed into Tulare, and hopefully we can put this behind us, and get going good this weekend.”

Jason Statler would like to thank DF Rios Motorsports, Amerikote, Riley Collins Auto Body, SCI, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Racing Engines, Simpson Race Products, Yak Graphics, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultra Shield, Rod End Supply, Santomauro, Stephanie’s Custom Interior, and Nevada City Auto Service for their continued support.

ON TAP: Statler will drop his 360ci engine in for tow nights of action with the Civil War Series this weekend; Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway and on Sunday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Jason by following @Jason_Statler on twitter or by following @StatlerRacing.

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Brian Brown – Another Race Can’t Come Quick Enough!

(Bill W) May 18, 2015 – The first couple of events at the Knoxville Raceway have been tough for Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team. After their crash on May 9, they were anxious to get back at it. A spin in the feature meant going to the back on Saturday, however, and the Grain Valley, Missouri driver would checker ninth. This weekend finds a trio of events. Friday the FVP National Sprint League will be at the $10,000 to win Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals. On Saturday, Brian will return to Knoxville, before another NSL event on Sunday at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota.

You registered quick time coming out mid-pack at Knoxville on Saturday.

The night started off really well. We came home the week before after the wreck with Terry (McCarl) and kind of regrouped. We wanted to go over things that still weren’t right after the crash. We started off Saturday on a good note with quick time.

How do you insure a good time?

A lot of times, it’s way more the crew than the driver. Our Charlie Garrett engines run so well with our Maxim Chassis…our Schure Built Suspension and Pro Shocks, everyone works so hard. It’s that rather than the driver.

All three heat races were won from the sixth starting spot, including yours.

My hat’s off to the Dunkin’s. They took a beating a little bit last week and some drivers were critical. To have a track as good as we had it last Saturday…where all the heats were won from the third row…that’s a reflection on how good they are at what they do. It just led to better racing all night long.

That had to give the team a boost.

Winning the heat gave us some confidence. We posted the quickest time of anyone in the heats. Not that we are down on confidence, but anytime you struggle the week before, or have a bad run, you definitely want to bounce back as quick as you can. That started us off on a good note.

The redraw saw you start third in the feature.

We fell back to fifth on the start. We were able to get by Logan Forler for fourth. I was trying to find a way around (Brooke) Tatnell. Just when I thought I would be able to clear him, we had a caution. He was entering the bottom of the corner, and drifting high on exit. I was just having a hard time passing him.

You spun when battling for the fifth spot.

I was going to the top on another restart, and Terry (McCarl) and Danny (Lasoski) both got by us. Unfortunately, I tried to cross under him there in one and two and spun it. I don’t know if we had a car to win the race, but I felt we had a car good enough to be running up there with at least a fighting shot at it. I felt maybe I was overdriving a bit, trying to make up for what we didn’t have. Sometimes, you’re better off slowing down and letting it come back to you. It wasn’t the result we wanted, but we did have some good signs with the quick time and the heat win.

You came back to finish ninth. What are your thoughts heading into this weekend?

One of our great supporters, Don Lamberti, gave me some good advice yesterday. He said, “Come August, no one’s going to remember who won on May 16 at Knoxville. Don’t let it eat you up too much.” He’s right, and it’s great to have that kind of support. I just need to make better decisions, but it’s not a time to start pressing either.

You hit Jackson Friday, Knoxville Saturday and Huset’s Sunday.

These are three tracks we’ve had some success at. We’ve had a lot lately at Jackson. We’ve been able to win three of these Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals, even though it’s been a 360 race the last couple years. Knoxville we’ve run well, and we’ve had three or four top tens in a row with the Outlaws at Huset’s. We don’t run there a lot, but we’ve been somewhat in the game there. Memorial Day weekend has always been about racing with the Indy 500, the Coca Cola 500, and all the local racing. Hopefully, we have a good weekend.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com!

Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

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Last year’s Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals was worth $10,000 to Brian. Danny Lasoski finished second, ahead of Jason Johnson, Kaley Gharst and Roger Crockett.

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Brian says – “David and Julie Goodson have a great family there. They also make sure our trailer looks great with the graphics they provide. We’re proud to represent them.”

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Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Carrillo Rods/CP Pistons

CP Pistons and Carrillo industries have joined forces with one goal in mind: offer high quality performance products with excellent customer service. CP has built a reputation of high-end quality pistons, buil5 to perform and outlast; especially in power-sport and sport compact. They are recognized as a technological leader in piston design and development for all venues of motorsports. They focus on providing industry-leading products and performance while maintaining the highest level of customer service.

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Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Print Place, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Pro Shocks by Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, 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 and Flexzilla for all their support!

 

 

Hirst Fourth At Tulare in Return to CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning back to his native California, and to the seat of the Roth Motorsports No. 83JR machine, Kyle Hirst hit the Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night and scored a fourth place finish.

“It was great to get back to California, and work with the Roth Motorsports California team again,” Hirst said. “We had some great speed, and I was happy to get a fourth place finish.”

With 24 cars checked into the Thunderbowl Raceway for the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial, Hirst would time the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83jr machine in third quickest in time trials.

Starting in the second row of his heat race, Hirst had his elbows up, and he made a couple of strong moves to get to the front, and race his way to the heat win, and move into the night’s dash.

With the redraw not going Hirst’s way, he would line the Mobil1/KW Suspension/FK Rod Ends machine up in the fourth row of the shootout, before working his way up to finish in the fourth spot, putting him in the second row for the feature event.

With some debris getting to his nose-wing early in the night, Hirst was still able to move forward, as he bounced inside the top-four during most of the race. Getting into the second spot at times, and challenging for the race lead, Hirst would ultimately end his night with a fourth place finish.

“We had a ton of speed all night, and went forward each time we hit the track,” Kyle Hirst added. “After the way we raced in the dash, I thought we had a really good car going into the main, but unfortunately some debris got into a nose-wing on the start of the race. Overall, huge thanks to the guys for their hard work, and a big thank you to Dennis and Teresa Roth for letting me drive for them in California.”

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, KW Suspension, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: The Roth Motorsports No. 83jr team is still finalizing their schedule as the KWS has the next few weekends off.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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JA Surges to 7th at Thunderbowl Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team had quite an eventful night on Saturday night that culminated with a seventh place finish with the King of the West Series.

“We had some mechanical issues early, and then got hooked to another car in the feature, and ended up coming from the back to finish seventh,” Allard said.

After timing the Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/ButlerBuilt backed No. 3c in ninth fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat race. Getting the early lead in his heat, Allard’s machine would suddenly lose power as it came to a stop, and he was pushed back to the pit area.

Lining up ninth in the feature event, Allard would work his way toward the Top-5 as he battled with Bud Kaeding and Craig Stidham. As Kaeding’s machine got out of shape in front of Allard, the two would hook to each other, and Allard would be forced to the back of the pack.

With an open red flag flying just after the incident, Allard’s team would make some adjustments to his machine, as he would work his way forward from the back of the pack. With his elbows up, Allard would carve his way forward, and cross the stripe with a seventh place finish.

“It was a frustrating night, but the guys worked hard, and kept at it,” Allard added. “We have a couple of races close to home this weekend, so hopefully we can put on a good show for our fans.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Amerikote, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-26, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: Allard will be back in action with his Tri-C Motorsports team on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway and on Sunday at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

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.

 

 

Wright Works Way to 12th With King of the West Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though he was not pleased with the way he timed in, Shawn Wright was able to use patience on Saturday night, as he worked from his 21st starting spot to score a 12th place finish with the King of the West Series at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

“The track was pretty rough and heavy, really unlike Tulare, so we were able to keep our nose clean and work up through the field,” Wright said.

Wright did not get his night off to the start he was looking for, as he timed the Wright Process System/A.R.T./Wilwood backed No. 99 machine in 23rd quickest.

“We were not even close to timing in well, and that is an area that I would really like to improve on,” Wright would add.

Finishing eighth in his heat race, Wright would line the Hixco/Wesmar Racing Engines/Super Shox backed machine up in the 11th row of the feature event.

With the early goings of the feature event marred by stoppages and crashes, Wright was able to keep his nose clean, and stay out of harms way, as he picked up spots, and avoided carnage.

Near the halfway point of the race, cars piled up in front of him, and with nowhere to go, Wright would spin his machine out, but he would keep it powered, and drive from the scene, and keep his spot in line.

The final half of the race would see the Lodi, CA native turned Tulare, CA resident continue to run a conservative race, as he ended his night with a 12th place finish.

“It was a night where it paid off to not push the issue” Wright would add. “Usually from the back of the pack you tend to get caught up in a mess, and fortunately we were able to get through all of it, and work our way forward.”

Wright Motorsports would like to thank Wright Process Systems, A.R.T., Wilwood, Hixco, Wesmar Racing Engines, Super Shox, Larry Davis Farms, Kevin Sharrah Designs, DMI, HRP Racing Products, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Shawn Wright and his Wright Motorsports team will take on the Civil War Series on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway and on Sunday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep tabs on Shawn, follow him on Twitter @SCWright99, or click over to http://www.wrightps.com/about-us/community/wright-motor-sports.

 

 

Moore 13th at Thunderbowl

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading South to hit the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA with the King of the West Series, the uncharacteristically rough and choppy track conditions did not sit well with Moore as he hung on to finish 13th on Saturday night.

“We have had better nights, that is for sure,” Moore said. “The track was pretty rough, and I really just did not handle it well.”

24 cars checked in for the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial, and the Chico, CA driver timed his Coors Light/ITC Service Group/LRB Race Products No. 22 machine in 15th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, ‘Primetime’ would have a very nice start, as he would shoot up to the third spot, as he chased after Willie Croft before crossing the stripe with a third place finish.

Lining up in the eighth row of the feature event, Moore would tip-toe around the tough Thunderbowl Raceway, as he worked his way towards the Top-10. As another competitor bounced through turns three, and four, Moore would find himself with nowhere to go, and slight contact would spin his machine out, and put him to the back of the pack.

From the back, Moore would slowly work his way back forward, as he would close his night out with a 13th place finish.

“It wasn’t a slicked off surface like I have grown accustomed to at Tulare,” Moore added. “It threw a curve ball at us, and I struggled. My guys worked hard all night, and now we will focus on some 360ci races this weekend.”

Mason and his team would like to thank Coors Light, ITC Service Group, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, JRI Shocks, Platinum Powder Coating, Selover Paint and Body, and Moore Insurance Services for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-28, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Moore will take on the Civil War Series this weekend starting on Saturday night at the Maryville Raceway in Marysville, CA and on Sunday at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin

 

 

Willie Croft Fifth at Faria Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to the Thunderbowl Raceway after a tough trip back in March, Willie Croft put a frustrating string of races behind him, as he picked up a fifth place finish with the King of the West Series on Saturday night.

“It was great to get back to Tulare, and have a good run,” Croft said. “It is feast or famine it seems at the track, and it was nice to have a good run after a couple of tough races the last few weeks.”

After kicking his night off by timing his Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller Racing Solutions backed No. 29 machine in sixth fastest, ‘Double Down’ would race his way from his second row starting spot in his heat race, to finish in the second spot.

Moving into the night’s Dash, Croft would line up in the third row, but would slip back to finish in the eighth position, putting him in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event.

On a Thunderbowl surface that featured some rough patches, the early goings of the race were hampered by spins, and flips, but Croft was able to work his way forward when the green flag was out.

Battling with drivers like Tanner Thorson, Jonathan Allard, and Bud Kaeding, Croft would comfortably race in the Top-10 during the feature event. With a couple of cars hooking together, while battling for position with Croft, he was able to avoid disaster as he found himself in the sixth spot.

After an open red flag, Croft’s team was able to make a few changes, which helped him work his way into the Top-Five where he would ultimately finish.

“I have to give my guys a huge thank you,” Croft said. “It has been a crazy couple of weeks, but they have hung with me, and worked hard, and a Top-Five run feel pretty good.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Croft will be back in action this Sunday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA with the Civil War Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

 

 

DJ Netto Picks Up First Career King of the West Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Coming close on a few different occasions, DJ Netto broke through on Saturday night and scored his first ever King of the West Series feature at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

“It has been a long time coming, but it feels great to finally get that win,” Netto said. “My guys have been working hard all year, and we have been coming on strong as of late, and this is proof of that.”

Lining his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts No. 88n up on the pole for the 30-lap feature event, the race would get off to a slow start as yellow and red flags plagued the early goings.

Out front, Netto would not let the stoppages phase him, as he was very strong during the numerous restarts, as he kept the field at bay, as he worked around the choppy Thunderbowl Raceway surface.

At the race’s halfway point, Netto would get into the rough stuff on a double file restart, and would see the battle for the lead pick up. Slipping into the second spot briefly, Netto would get back into the race lead, as he navigated around a tricky Thunderbowl surface.

In the closing laps, the 2014 KWS Rookie of the Year was flawless, as he was able to pick up first career series win.

“The race was crazy with all of the stoppages, but I just kept telling myself to hit my marks, and stay calm,” Netto added. “It was a tricky track, but we had a great car, and I am just so thankful we were able to pick up the win.”

Netto kicked his night off by timing the King Racing Products/Vande Pol Enterprises backed No. 88n machine in fourth quickest before finishing fourth in his heat race. Lining up on the front row of the dash, Netto would pick up the win, and earn the right to start on the pole of the feature event.

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, King Racing Products, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Netto will travel to Northern California this weekend as he looks to defend his Mel Hall Memorial title on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway before hitting the dirt at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Sunday night.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

‘The Law Firm’ Has Monster Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA- Teaming up with Hill’s Racing and spending his weekend North of the boarder, ‘The Law Firm’ Parker Price-Miller picked up two feature event wins, and a second place finish in his three starts.

“It was a great weekend, and I have to thank everyone involved for all of their hard work,” Price-Miller said.

Friday night, Price-Miller and company were in action at the Ohsweken Speedway, where Price-Miller would start fifth in his heat race, and work his way to a second place finish.

Drawing the six in the redraw, the Kokomo, IN driver would line his No. 77 machine up in the third row for the feature event. With the bottom being very good, Price-Miller was able to make the high side work, as he found himself in the second spot by the ninth lap.

In heavy traffic, Price-Miller went back to the cushion to make a bid for the lead with time running out, and coming off of turn two, the duo would hook up in a side-by-side battle for three laps, before Price-Miller was finally able to take control of the spot, and pick up the big win.

Saturday night, the scene shifted to the Brighton Speedway, where Price-Miller would line up in the seventh spot in his heat race. Working his way toward the Top-Three, and into a redraw spot, Price-Miller would come into contact with another car spinning his machine out, and he would slip back to sixth, as his machine also encountered nose wing damage.

Working back to finish in the fourth spot, Price-Miller would miss out on the redraw, but would still line the Hill’s Racing entry up in the fifth row of the main event. Quickly getting up to the seventh position, Price-Miller went to work on sixth place, and it took a little longer than he would have liked, as he finally got the spot on the 14th lap.

In the next handful of laps, Price-Miller was able to flex his muscle and work into the second spot, just before a late caution put him on the leader’s rear bumper. The final few laps saw Price-Miller try to change his line to get the win, but he would ultimately settle for a second place finish.

Sunday night saw a very busy weekend come to close in fine fashion. Winning his heat race from the third row, ‘The Law Firm’ would pull the four pill and line up for the feature event in the second row.

Working his way into the second position, Price-Miller would then find a tricky bottom groove to his liking, and he was able to take command of the race on the ninth lap.

Though a few cautions flags would slow the race, an take Price-Miller’s lead away, he would not let that deter him, as he raced his way to his second win of the weekend, and fourth overall for the 2015 season.

“We were awesome every time we hit the track over the weekend,” Price-Miller added. “The entire family and team was a pleasure to work with, and I cannot thank them enough for the opportunity they provided me over the weekend.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Esslinger, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 25, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 7, Top 10’s- 9

ON TAP: Price-Miller will be at the Plymouth Speedway on Friday night, the Fremont Speedway on Saturday and Sunday night, and will then take on the World of Outlaws on Monday night at the Lawrenceburg Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

‘The Catfish’ Scores Second Placerville Win of Season

(Donna Peter)

PETERSEN MEDIA- In his 25th year of racing, Greg DeCaires is not showing any signs of slowing down as the Elk Grove, CA raced his way to his second win of the 2015 season, marking his fifth consecutive podium finish, on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

“We had a great handling car,” DeCaires said. “The track was slick, and Dale Miller and Bill McClaren made some gutsy calls, and it worked out very well for us.”

With 19 cars on hand at the famed ¼ mile bullring, DeCaires timed his Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Foothill 7 TV/RedHawk Casino backed No. 4sa entry in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, DeCaires would finish in the third spot, moving into the night’s redraw, where the one pill would put him on the pole for the 25-lap feature event.

As the green flag waived, DeCaires quickly jumped out to the lead, as he quickly broke away from the field. On an extremely slick surface, DeCaires used his veteran savvy to tip-toe around the high banked ¼ mile speedway, as he continued to lead lap by lap.

A late caution bunched the field back up, but that did not slow DeCaires, as he was able to pull away from his challengers, and race his way to his second win of the young season at the Placerville Speedway.

“We definitely had the starting position advantage,” DeCaires added. “It was tough to pass out there on Saturday night, so that pill draw helped us out a ton. Again, I just have to thank everyone who is involved on this team for their hard work week after week.”

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Foothill 7 TV, RedHawk Casino, Halk Equipment Rentals, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 5, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-5, Top-10’s-5

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will take this upcoming weekend off before returning to action on May 30th at the Placerville Speedway.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other media needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Gassing it Up!

(Bill W) May 18, 2015 – After a rough weekend of double duty at the Eldora Speedway May 8 and 9, Brady Bacon scored USAC win #3 of the season with the Hoffman Racing #69 at the Gas City Speedway in Indiana Friday. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native can consider that a calm before the storm, as he plans on six races in six nights starting Wednesday. The “Tony Hulman Classic” awaits the USAC sprint cars on Wednesday at the Terre Haute Action Track. Brady’s first Silver Crown start of the season will be Thursday aboard the Paul Martens #48 in the “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Three straight nights of All Stars action in his #99 starts at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana with the “Earl Gaerte Classic” on Friday. Saturday and Sunday, the All Stars move to Fremont Speedway in Ohio. The final race of the week will be on Monday, when the World of Outlaws visit Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana.

Brady was able to set the quick time of the night at Gas City on Friday. “We were good in qualifying,” he says. “The Hoffman car was easy to drive, and we ended up with another quick time (his fourth in USAC competition this year).”

He would run third in the heat race after starting sixth. “The heats are always tough at Gas City.” says Brady. “There’s usually not a whole lot of passing, so if you are starting in row three, just getting into the top four is a good thing.”

Brad would start sixth in the 30-lap feature. “We were kind of riding around there in fifth,” he says. “Everyone was just kind of running around the bottom. I wasn’t satisfied running there. I didn’t mind losing a couple spots in taking a chance of going up top. It ended up going really well up there.”

He caught the drivers in front of him by surprise. “I was up to second, and I was passing for the lead when the yellow came out,” says Brady. “That actually moved me back to fourth. I was a little worried that the guys in front of me would take my line away, but we were still good on the bottom.”

Now Brady would have to work to get back to the front. “We passed (Jon) Stanbrough in one and two on the restart down there, and then we got (Thomas) Meseraull on the top in three and four on the next lap,” he says. “We were able to get a good run on the bottom and get by (Dave) Darland (for the lead) there on lap 17.”

He would hold onto the win, but it wasn’t easy. “We were pretty good out there,” says Brady. “We had some moments in lapped traffic. The track really slicked off, which makes it harder to make a move there. They caught right back up to me in lapped traffic. Fortunately, I was able to clear a couple of lapped cars just in time. At the end, I was taking it easy a little bit, and Meseraull reeled me back in. Fortunately, we were able to hold on and get the win.”

The win was important for the Hoffman team and the defending USAC champs head to Terre Haute fourth in the standings. “Obviously, it was a good morale booster after a tough weekend at Eldora,” says Brady. “We’ve always been good on the big tracks, and now we’ve won two races on quarter-miles (the other came at Bloomington). It’s definitely encouraging. We’ve got a busy week ahead. We’re back in the Hoffman car on Wednesday, and then it’s my first ride in the Paul Martens #48 on Thursday. I’ll be in my own car for three nights with the All Stars and one with the World of Outlaws.”

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Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Print Place, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, PPM Titanium Products, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Chubby from CnB Mushroom Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Lightning Wings, CP Carillo, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Fuel Safe, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, Schroth Racing, Wilwood, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

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.

 

 

Starks Comes Up an Eighth of a Second Short of Victory at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (May 18, 2015) - Trey Starks has endured a bout with heartache the past couple of days following a tough second-place finish at Skagit Speedway last Saturday.

"I hate finishing second," he said. "I'd rather finish 10th than second. Last Saturday was a heartbreaker. It was a shot right to the heart."

Starks kicked off the event by qualifying third quickest before he advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race. A four-car feature inversion started him on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap feature.

"I didn't get a very good start," he said. "(Polesitter) Colton Heath led the first lap, but on the second lap going into turn three I threw a pretty big slider on him. I knew if I let him get out too far I might not have another shot at him. I tried to navigate my way through traffic as best as I could. It gets a little dusty and narrow at Skagit and we had pretty heavy traffic."

Starks led from the second lap until the last lap.

"I took the white (flag) and coming out of turn four I thought we were taking the checkered," he said. "Right as I crossed the finish line the red came out. They threw it back to a green-white-checkered finish. My crew and I talked about what our game plan would be under the red flag. Nobody really knew what the best thing to do would be.

"Colton is a smart racer and he races really hard. I knew that he was going to go exactly where I didn't go. We had been running the top all night. I chose the top again and I believe it slowed down too much. I just hadn't noticed it while we were in traffic."

Once the race restarted Starks led the initial lap and took the white flag in the lead. However, Heath pulled even with him down the backstretch before sliding up the track and into the top spot in turns three and four. Starks pitched the car sideways and drove off the bottom in a last-ditch effort to beat Heath back to the checkered flag, but he came up 0.127 seconds short.

"It was a great race for the fans," Starks said. "He got me by about a nose."

Starks also drove for Doug Rutz in the sportsman class on Saturday at Skagit Speedway. He qualified third quickest and moved from third to second place in a heat race to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"We were rolling the top and everybody else was in the bottom to the middle," he said. "It's kinda tough to pass on, especially in the sportsman cars because you don't have as much speed. Unfortunately I had a lapped car spin in front of us."

Starks was in third place just after the midpoint of the race when he was caught up in the incident, which forced him to restart at the back of the field.

"We drove it pretty hard and tried to get a few positions after that," he said. "I feel like we had a car capable of winning. It would have been interesting. Getting there and passing are two different things, but we got caught up in something we couldn't avoid."

Starks rallied to record a 10th-place finish.

He is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., and Sunday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., with the Western Sprint Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 16 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (360 sprint) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

May 16 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (Sportsman sprint) - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 10 (5).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., and Sunday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., with the Western Sprint 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 http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SpeedMart

Established in 2004, SpeedMart has developed into a leading supplier of sprint car and racing products in the Northwest. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

"SpeedMart really benefits us because they are right next to our home," Starks said. "Even though we are traveling a lot, I know SpeedMart will always have anything we need."

Starks would also like to thank Southstar Equipment, Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Offers Free, Live Audio of Three Series This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (May 18, 2015) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will offer free, live audio of three Midwest racing series events this weekend.

RacinBoys will showcase the Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps WAR Sprints on Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., the United Rebel Sprint Series on Sunday at WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., and the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region on Sunday at Double-X Speedway in California, Mo., for the Tribute to Jesse Hockett.

"Our goal at RacinBoys is to continue to grow and to offer options for fans to follow the races if they can't attend," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "We are very excited to be able to provide free, live audio for three different series events, including the Tribute to Jesse Hockett."

Saturday's Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps WAR Sprints event is scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. (Central) and Sunday's Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region at 7:30 p.m. (Central). The starting time for Sunday's URSS event is to be determined.

To listen, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com. There is no membership charge required.

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. McCarthy Auto Group is the presenting sponsor and SpeedMart Inc. is the Victory Lane partner. Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Rod End Supply, Griffith Truck & Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Knoxville Raceway, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Podium Ink, Flat Out Magazine, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway and 6B Apparel.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video options.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV -

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RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Sides Battles High Pill Draws During World of Outlaws Races in the Northeast

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (May 18, 2015) - The pill draw played a key role last weekend for Jason Sides.

Sides didn't draw within the top 30 during three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events in the Northeast, where the competition was as challenging as the track conditions.

"When you draw bad at some of those places it gets you out of it the entire night unless you get a lucky break in the heat race and cars crash out," he said. "It's hard to make that deficit up after you qualify bad."

That was the case during two races for Sides, whose highlight was on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Sides drew the No. 33 in the pill draw to qualify in the middle of the pack. He timed in eighth quickest, which locked him into the heat race inversion.

Sides finished where he started - third - in a heat to advance into the 25-lap main event.

"I qualified really well for us," he said. "In the feature it was a nice, wide track. When I went to the bottom the first lap or two I lost one spot there. I stayed on the bottom about three laps and lost another spot. Then I decided to get back up top. The race went nonstop. I felt like it was a decent run just because the racing line was that far out on the race track. I'd rather run on the bottom if there's good moisture. To rip around the top like that was pretty good for me."

Sides earned a 14th-place finish, which was his best result at the half-mile oval since 2013.

The week of racing kicked off last Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash. Sides drew the No. 45 in the pill draw to go out in the second half of qualifying.

Sides timed in 36th quickest on a track that slowed down throughout qualifying. He then placed eighth in a heat race, won the C Main and maneuvered from 17th to 10th in the Last Chance Showdown.

"We made progress throughout the night," he said. "Having clean air during the C Main certainly helped and the changes we made helped the car in the Last Chance Showdown as well."

Following Saturday's rain out of the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway, Sides closed his weekend on Sunday during the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport Speedway by drawing the fourth-highest number - 55 - to qualify toward the end of the pack.

"It's a beautiful facility," he said. "As far as the race track I think it was lacking a little grip. I got a little too wide going into turn one (in qualifying) and it took a four-wheel skate. I lost a little ground there. I got better and better as the night went on. We made huge improvements on it."

Sides advanced from eighth to sixth place in a heat race and then from ninth to fourth place in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer into the main event. He rallied from last - 24th - to a 15th-place result during the feature.

"Most of my passes came when they would slip up off the bottom and we were good on the bottom," he said. "I'd have been happier with a top 10, but the further you get to the front of the pack the more quality cars they are."

Sides is scheduled to compete on Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., for the Jersey Outlaw Classic and on Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 8 (9); C Main: 1 (1); B Main: 10 (17).

May 15 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 14 (12).

May 17 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.J. - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 4 (9); Feature: 15 (24).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 17 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., for the Jersey Outlaw Classic and Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com.

"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, Clean Seal, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Full Week Ahead for Brent Marks Racing! Will Launch ‘Weekend’ on Tuesday at New Egypt

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (May 18th, 2015) - After following the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series trail for five days, racing in areas of central Pennsylvania and New York, Brent Marks Racing will have an opportunity to enjoy one night off before returning to competition with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ this Tuesday night, May 19th at the New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, New Jersey. Marks will join the World of Outlaws in New Jersey for the ‘Jersey Outlaw Classic;’ officially launching a second consecutive busy week on the road with the World of Outlaws and ‘Pennsylvania Posse.’

“Extremely busy right now but that is the way we like it” said Brent Marks, “Being a full-time Outlaw team is a goal of ours, so anytime we can get out on the road a little bit and race with these guys, it gives us a little taste of that...we have a great group of sponsors with this race team...their support and dedication allows us to hit the road like we do...we are due for a win so hopefully we can get them one this weekend.”

After his visit to New Egypt, Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, will continue down the World of Outlaws path and rejoin the series yet again on Friday, May 22nd at The Dirt Track at Charlotte near Charlotte, North Carolina. The trip south to the ‘Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown’ will conclude Marks’ recent ten day swing with the World of Outlaws.

After his trip to North Carolina, Brent Marks will return home to Pennsylvania for the remainder of the Memorial Day weekend; highlighting his return with back-to-back events in ‘Posse Country.’ ‘The Myerstown Missile’ will visit the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 23rd, followed by a visit to the Selinsgrove Speedway near Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 24th.

“We’ll come back to PA right after Charlotte and the spend the holiday at home” said Brent Marks, “Even when it’s not a holiday, it’s tough to travel when you have big events right in your backyard...we like racing at Port Royal as well as Selinsgrove...both are big half-mile ovals that require a lot of momentum and a lot of speed...hopefully we can get that first win of the year this weekend...we’ve been close, just not close enough.”

During recent competition, Brent Marks joined the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on three consecutive occasions in Pennsylvania and New York; highlighted with an 8th place performance at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, May 13th. Marks also earned two other feature starts with the World of Outlaws during the recent weekend; finishing 18th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 15th, and 21st at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York on Sunday, May 17th.

“It wasn’t a great weekend but we learned a lot” said Marks, “We struggled in some areas but now we know what we need to change...we’ll put that all to good use this weekend.”

Keep up with everything on the ‘Outlaw Tour’ live on the web at www.woosprint.com. News and information regarding Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway can also be found online; www.portroyalspeedway.com and www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire 2015 campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

======================== Recent Highlights: Finished 2nd with the All Star Circuit of Champions during the $15,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on April 25th

2015 Wins: 0

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Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, The Shelper Bros., Wolfrun Landscapes, Tim Spangler, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Circle Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

Johnson Refuses to Slow Down Despite Continued String of Bad Luck

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (May 18, 2015) - The bad luck theme reemerged for Chase Johnson on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Johnson drove the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned sprint car into the top 10 early in the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial main event with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series before being caught up in a wreck.

"I just keep saying it's going to end someday," Johnson said. "It hasn't hurt our drive at all. We've had so much bad luck we want to do well to prove ourselves. It's making us better and more prepared for everything."

The event began with Johnson qualifying 12th quickest, which put him on the pole of a heat race.

"It went well in qualifying," he said. "The car was a little bit of a handful, but it was really fast. It's an improvement from what we've done in the past.

"In the heat race the bottom really wasn't the best place to be. (Jonathan) Allard got around us on the start. We ran second for a little bit and then Kyle Hirst got around me. There was a restart and I started on the inside again and the outside car got by me."

Johnson ended with a fourth-place result to lock himself into the 12th starting position for the main event.

"The feature started well," he said. "I found a line that nobody else found at that time. We were really fast and passing cars. I felt like we were going to get to the front pretty quickly. We made it up to eighth. A couple of laps after a restart I missed my marks in turn one and two and the car got away from me. I pulled it to a stop. A couple of cars missed me, but one car hit me and knocked the front end out. It wasn't able to be fixed on the caution laps."

Johnson was unable to restart the race following the incident on Lap 9. He was credited with a 19th-place result.

Johnson will take this weekend off before returning to action on May 30 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., during a nonwing race in his family owned sprint car.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 16 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 19 (12).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 30 at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Newman Freeman Racing

During the 1976 auto racing season, actor Paul Newman became interested in forming a professional auto racing team and contacted Bill Freeman from Santa Barbara. Freeman is credited as the man who introduced Newman to professional auto racing management and their company specialized in Can-Am, Indy Cars and other high performance racing automobiles.

"The reason Paul Newman got into racing was because of a guy named Bill Freeman," Johnson said. "Bill hasn't really been involved in racing since Paul's death so we really appreciate his support and partnership."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Napa Auto Parts, Shifty Illusions, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission, Justin Henry Racing and Chevron Pro-Gas 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Smith Scores Podium Finish with World of Outlaws During Gettysburg Clash

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 18, 2015) - Ryan Smith registered his first podium finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series last Wednesday during the Gettysburg Clash.

Smith faced the lucky No. 3 throughout the event at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., where he qualified third quickest before finishing third in his heat race, the dash and the main event.

"I was even third quickest in practice," he joked. "I should have played the No. 3 in the lottery. It definitely helps drawing a good number to start the night, but we were good."

Smith was on point from the first green flag of the night as his third-place qualifying effort set the team up for the remainder of the event.

"The World of Outlaws format locked the top four qualifiers into the dash," he said. "I just had to make sure I finished in the top five of my heat race and we were onto the dash. It sets you up right. You don't have an uphill battle all night."

Smith did just that and he maintained the third position throughout the dash. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event, which began with Smith powering into second place on the opening lap.

"I got caught sleeping on a restart midway through the race," he said. "I was planning on going early and (Greg) Hodnett went earlier than I did. That was a turning point. Then I got hung on the bottom behind Stevie (Smith) and made a couple of mistakes and (Brad) Sweet got by me. We had one more restart and I was able to get him back and focus on Stevie."

He closed to the rear bumper of Stevie Smith on the final lap, but was unable to get around him. Ryan Smith's third-place result was his best World of Outlaws finish at Lincoln Speedway.

The team brought out a new car for Friday's opener of the World of Outlaws doubleheader at Williams Grove Speedway, where the new car had been debuted the prior weekend.

"I had a fuel pickup problem in qualifying," he said. "It wasn't set up right. Once I went into turn one on the green flag lap it sputtered in the corners. The car was really good. If I would have had full fuel and full power I think we could have caught the heat race inversion. There were just some bugs we had to work on with the new car."

Smith timed in 21st quickest during qualifying, which lined him up on the outside of the third row of a heat race. He picked up a position to claim one of the five lock-in positions to the main event.

However, Smith pulled off midway through the feature after starting and running at the back.

"It's tough to go anywhere starting in the back," he said. "We set up for the bottom and middle hoping the track would blow off, but it was hammer down around the top. I wasn't going to be able to get up there to the top 10 or top 15 so it was the smart decision to pull into the pits early."

Saturday's Morgan Cup event was rained out at Williams Grove Speedway.

Smith will compete with the World of Outlaws this Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., for the Jersey Outlaw Classic before embarking upon a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader next Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

"I got my first win at New Egypt last year," he said. "It's a good track for us. I'm really looking forward to it. And I've never been to Plymouth or Fremont. We have a good base package so I'm not afraid to go to a new track. It's just a matter of me figuring the track out quickly."

Smith ranks third in the All Star championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 3 (3).

May 15 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: DNF (20).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., for the Jersey Outlaw Classic with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series; Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and Saturday and Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

VIDEO -

Here is a link to Smith's first career All Star Circuit of Champions victory on April 4 at Attica Raceway Park: https://youtu.be/nBIxI_tNFyc

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CnB Chubby

"Chubby is a great guy and is great for the sport," Smith said. "He helps out a bunch of guys and I'm glad to be one of them. The sport needs more people like him."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, G.L.T. Electrical, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Nets Fourth Top Five of Season with ASCS Red River at Lubbock Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (May 18, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. garnered his fourth top five of the season on Friday at Lubbock Speedway during an ASCS Red River Region event.

"We went down and spent all week with Billy Briley of Briley Trucking and Scott Brown of Lubbock Wrecker Service," he said. "It was a good time. We were able to hang out with people who support us and have a solid run."

Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team kicked off the night by winning a heat race from the pole position. It marked the team's sixth heat race victory of the season.

"I got a good start and checked out, which put us in the redraw," he said. "The only bad thing was we redrew the eight."

Bruce Jr. pulled the highest number during the feature redraw to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We went from eighth to third early in the race," he said. "I was into third coming out of turn two (on the opening lap). We had an unbelievable start. Actually the first one got called back. I figured everyone would jump to the top and take the line away on the second attempt, but nobody did. The faster groove was up top, but you could move around and use any part of the race track that you wanted. We rode around on the top side most of the race."

Bruce Jr. maintained third place for two thirds of the feature before he ended fourth, which was his fifth top-10 finish in the last six races.

Saturday's ASCS Red River Region event at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., was rained out.

Bruce Jr. is scheduled to make his career debut at Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, this Friday and return to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday with the ASCS Red River Region.

"I've never been to Timberline so that will be exciting," he said. "I always look forward to going to Devil's Bowl. We've always had a fast race car there and I'd expect that to be the same this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 15 - Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

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.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lubbock Wrecker Service

With locations in Lubbock and Synder, Texas, Lubbock Wrecker Service has more than 50 years of combined experience providing heavy duty, medium duty and light vehicle towing. For more information, visit http://www.LubbockWrecker.com.

"It's an honor to be associated with Scott Brown and Lubbock Wrecker Service," Bruce Jr. said. "They have been involved with racing for a long time and we are fortunate to have them on our team for the 2015 season."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, 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.

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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Scelzi Remains in Hunt for King of the West Title Despite Thunderbowl Trouble

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (May 18, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi considers himself fortunate following a sour outing last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi struggled throughout the night and even got upside down in the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial feature, but his Roth Motorsports backed team never gave up during the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event.

"We weren't really on all night," he said. "We just really struggled with it all night and never got comfortable with it. We struggled trying to read the race track as well, but my guys worked really hard all night. I can't thank them enough for the support and help."

Scelzi opened the event by qualifying 13th quickest, which missed the heat race inversion by only one position. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for a heat race.

"We were running sixth with two laps to go and due to circumstances on a restart not going our way we cut a tire down," he said.

Scelzi was unable to finish the heat race, which started him 13th in the main event.

"We were running around 13th for the first few laps and I hit a hole and got upside down," he said. "It knocked the front end out of it and bent the frame. We had to piece it together."

Scelzi's team fixed the damage enough to get him onto the track following a caution two laps after the race restarted.

"We just putted around and tried to pick up points," he said. "All in all it wasn't a night we had hoped for, but it could have been worse."

Scelzi was credited with a 17th-place result. However, the silver lining is that several other championship contenders struggled and Scelzi now ranks second in the standings - only six points out of the lead.

"To still be sitting second in points by only six points, we're big time into this championship fight," he said. "It's still early, but if we can keep hanging around I think we have a shot."

Scelzi is scheduled to drive for Dan Monhoff this Saturday at Marysville Raceway in Marysville, Calif., and Sunday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., with the Civil War Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 16 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: DNF (5); Feature: 17 (13).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Marysville Raceway in Marysville, Calif., and Sunday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., with the Civil War 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 - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visit http://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"Sparco has by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Roth Motorsports, Kaeding Performance, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Red Line Oil, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, ARP and Big & Deep Ag Development 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

McKenna Haase Makes History at Knoxville Raceway First Female Feature Sprint Car Winner at the Track

Knoxville, IA (May 18, 2015) –

Saturday night was one for the record books at Knoxville Raceway, with McKenna Haase claiming the first female feature win in a sprint car at the track. Haase, who races in the 305 class, is in her second year of competing at Knoxville Raceway.

To add to the excitement, 18-year-old Haase graduated from Carlisle High School on Sunday, where she delivered the commencement speech as her class valedictorian.

Haase was ecstatic about the win. “This was the night I told everyone I wanted to win, because I wanted to be on a podium two days in a row,” she said. “This is a dream come true!”

Future plans for the young racer include attending Drake to study finance in the fall, and the hope of racing with the World of Outlaws.

Haase thanks her family, crew, fans, and supporters. In addition, she is grateful to her sponsors, including Iowa Select Farms, Casey's General Stores, Stine Seed, Fleck Trucking, Larry Huff, Wreckamended Collision Center, Des Moines Industrial Products, Tom & Terry Wilson, Chix Gear Racewear, Lady Eagle Safetywear, Fox Construction, Champion Signs, Tyr Sports Drinks, and Defy All Odds Apparel.

 

 

LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES NEW INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENT; SATURDAY, JAN. 2, 2016 IS DATE OF FIRST ALLENTOWN, PA RACE

TRENTON, NJ May 18, 2015 . . . The roar of engines will take over the new PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 2, 2016 when the first annual Allentown Indoor Auto Race will be held.

The event, promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP), will be part of a three race indoor series that includes the wildly popular annual event in Atlantic City, NJ on January 29 & 30 at Boardwalk Hall and in Trenton, NJ on February 27 & 28 at the Sun National Bank Center.

“The Lehigh Valley has a rich racing tradition with the Allentown Fairgrounds, Dorney Park Speedway and the Nazareth half mile and mile tracks,” said LSMP’s Len Sammons. “Those events drew thousands of people. We want our event to capitalize on the rich Lehigh Valley racing heritage, and begin to write our own chapter in the region’s racing history.”

Tentative plans call for two divisions of racing for the inaugural event with a maximum of 70 TQ Midget entries to be accepted in the headline division. A field of 30 Slingshot registrants will also compete in the one-day event, with racing action beginning at 7:00 PM.

Auto Racing history in the area spans a century. The first race at the half mile dirt Allentown Fairgrounds was in 1915, the last Sprint car race was held in 1968 and the last race, an SMRC Midget event, in 1976. Six Indianapolis 500 winners won at the Allentown Fair: Ray Keech, Fred Frame, Floyd Davis, Bill Holland, Johnny Parsons and Parnelli Jones.

Dorney Park, a fifth mile asphalt oval, ran its first races in 1938, its last Modified race in 1959 and its last race in 1986. NASCAR great Joe Weatherly was among the track’s big winners in the fifties. Dorney Park Alumni from the seventies and eighties include NASCAR Modified Touring Series multi-time champion Tony Hirschman and multi-time NASCAR Sprint Cup and IndyCar winner John Andretti.

Indoor racing took place inside the Agricultural Hall building on the Allentown Fairgrounds in 1962 with Micros and in 1966 with TQ  Midgets. Bobby Albert, Len Duncan and Larry Michaels were the winners of the three TQ races run on consecutive Saturday nights in March, 1966.

Nazareth, Pa. was a hotbed of auto racing for well over ninety years at two different adjacent sites, a half-mile dirt oval and a larger track that had three different configurations: a mile-and-an-eighth dirt track, a mile dirt course and a mile paved speedway. The last race at Nazareth – and in the Lehigh Valley – took place in 2004.

Professional race car driver from ten states and Canada are expected to compete in the TQ Midget division. Many of the drivers have ties to the greater Lehigh Valley region including Earl Paules of Palmerton, Pat Van Varick of Bangor, Zane Zeiner of Bath, Brandon Azzalina of Saylorsburg, Pat Bealer of Slatington, and Matt Janisch of Nazareth.

The addition of a third Indoor race is expected to energize the now three-race series point fund. Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., won the 2015 LSMP championship on a feature win tiebreaker with Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C.

Tickets for the 1st Annual Allentown Indoor Race, will be available in advance, online at www.PPLCenter.com and at the PPL Center located at 701 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101. An on sale date for tickets will be announced in the near future.

Len Sammons Motorsports is currently seeking marketing partners for this exciting first time event, including title sponsorship of the event.

For more information about the Allentown race and Len Sammons Motorsports productions, visit www.aarn.com.

 

 

Rainy Weekend Can’t Slow XXX Down

5/18/15

Wet weather all across the US and Canada did not slow down drivers in XXX chassis, as Team XXX drivers visited victory lane all across the dry portions of North America this past week. Greg Hodnett led off the winning on Wednesday by beating the World of Outlaws at Lincoln Speedway in PA. Brady Bacon toppled the USAC National Tour at Gas City in Indiana on Friday night. Colton Heat grabbed his first win of the year at Skagit Speedway in Washington on Saturday night and just a couple hours down the road, Tristin Thomas was a midget winner at Grays Harbor Raceway. Colby Carter beat the NW Extreme Sprints at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon. David Ferguson topped the 305 Sprints at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in NY. Robert Sellers won his second OCRS main event in Oklahoma and Michael Miller capped off the winning in Florida by beating the Southern Outlaw Sprints. You can visit victory lane just like these drivers by visiting the Triple X Race Components web site at www.xxxraceco.com . Triple X Race Components – Race Hard!

Brady Bacon collected his third USAC National Tour win of 2015 on Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Indiana. Driving the Mean Green Hoffman Racing #69 XXX, Brady searched high and low for racing room while working his way forward from his sixth place starting spot.. Brady had advanced to second by lap seventeen and using the inside groove, made what was the race winning pass on that lap. From there, it was a mad dash through traffic that saw the “Broken Arrow Bandit” emerge victorious by .403 seconds. Brady was also the fast qualifier. Congrats to Brady, Big Dan and the boys on the win.

Colton Heath thrilled the Skagit Speedway crown on Saturday night with a last lap pass for the win in his XXX sprint car. After dropping back to third at mid race, Heath rallied his way forward through heavy lapped cars to retake second place on lap 16. From there, Colton ran down race leader Trey Starks but looked bound to settle for a second place until a red flag flew on the last lap. With a green-white-checkered finish looming, Heath and Starks traded slidejobs multiple times with Colton ending out Trey for the win at the line by .127 seconds in what many called the best race at Skagit in years.

Tristin Thomas grabbed the win with the Northwest Focus Midget Series at Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday night. Despite tow rig trouble, which delayed his arrival to the track, Thomas would set quick time and parlay his pole position starting spot into a wire to wire win, his first of the season and first at Grays Harbor. It was an all XXX podium, with Mike Vollbrecht taking second and Nick Evans taking third.

It was a perfect night for racing at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon, and Colby Carter made use of the great weather to turn in a great performance in the Hedge Carter owned #71 XXX. Carter set quick time on the night, ran second in his heat race and the dash and then raced from sixth to first in the main event to pick up the victory.

David Ferguson is into the win column for the first time this season after a masterful performance at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York on Saturday night. After a strong heat race, Ferguson lined up seventh on the 19 car grid. By the time he had moved into second place, Ferguson was a full straightaway behind the leader but with patience and great determination, David ran him down and made the race winning pass coming out of turn four with six laps to go in his XXX chassis.

Michael Miller had everything fall his way on Saturday night, taking his first win of the year with the Southern Outlaw Sprints at Southern Raceway in Milton, FL. After winning his heat race, Miller drew the pole for the main event and led every lap without serious challenge in his XXX sprint car.

The Oil Capital Racing Series went to Flint Creek Speedway on Saturday night, and when the dust settled, Robert Sellers became the series only repeat winner of 2015 in his XXX Sprint Car. Sellers took the lead for the first time on lap six before losing it on lap nine to Jamie Passmore. Robert adjusted his racing line from the top to the bottom and chased Jamie down, retaking the lead on lap 21 of the 30 lap main on his way to the win.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – First Win Comes at River Cities!

(Bill W) May 18, 2015 – The first win for the Jimco Motorsports #13 came in a familiar place for driver Mark Dobmeier. He passed Dusty Zomer in lapped traffic on Friday night to record his 108th career win at the River Cities Speedway in his hometown of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Weather played havoc on the team’s plans to run three times last weekend, but they will try it again this week. On Friday, the FVP National Sprint League will be at the $10,000 to win Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals at Jackson Speedway in Minnesota. The team plans on competing at the weekly show Saturday at Knoxville Raceway before another NSL event at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday.

When the “Sprints Gone Wild” event was rained out in Jacksonville, Illinois on Friday, it opened up the opportunity to race at River Cities. Mark would start sixth in his heat. “We were able to get around the boys and win it,” he says. “It was a fairly non-typical track for River Cities. With all the rain that we’ve had, no one thought we would race. The track crew there worked hard to get the track ready and it was in shape to race. It was very heavy and rough. Patience was a big key on Friday night.”

Patience paid off come feature time, where he would start seventh. “We got going, and everyone was antsy,” says Mark. “They wrecked a couple right away. Zomer was really fast. He got around me, and I kind of followed him through the lapped cars as the race went on.”

Finally, Mark was able to make a move on Zomer. “Once we got into lapped traffic, he got bottled up with a few cars,” he says. “I was able to sneak by him with about six or seven laps to go. Once I got out in the open and lost some of my fuel load, I had a really decent car there. There was one little bobble with about two laps to go. I got a little high in one and two and turned the car a little too much…I rode out a wheelie about halfway down the backstretch.”

The team’s original Jacksonville/Knoxville/Huset’s plan for last weekend just didn’t happen. “We were watching the weather all week long,” says Mark. “Of course, Jacksonville was canceled on Thursday. We looked at the weather for Knoxville Friday night, and it looked like their typical big chance of rain. Huset’s looked the same on Sunday, so we stayed home. I think Huset’s ended up canceling about 5:30 so at least that was the right call.”

Jimco Motorsports would like to thank Senske & Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Right Choice Electric, Acme Tools, X-treme Polishing, Interstate Towing & Recovery, B/L Strong Box, Steffes, Dahlstrom Motors, GLB Transport, Tireboss, Forx Radiator, Anderson Auto Body, Gary Gruhot Farms, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek, Great Plains Plumbing & Heating, Ironman Welding, DAV, Rendezvous Region Construction, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

Fog Controls Sprint Feature at PDTR

 By: Amy Juech 5-1-2015

Spectators were in for an eventful evening at Plymouth Dirt Track. No clue they were about to witness extremely fast and tacky track, broken track records, unusual Sprint B-Main and a feature won by Fog.

Rumble of Johnsonville Sausage Late Models rolled trackside for the first feature event. Tony Peterson and Billy Rezutek led the field to the green flag; short lived as drivers were three wide at the cone causing a restart. Peterson wasted no time pulling ahead of the field with Rezutek in tow, followed by Ron Stroika. Drivers scattered around trying different lines until a caution unfortunately waved for Taylor Scheffler hooking and dragging turn 2 tires onto the racing surface. Russ Scheffler tried outside groove to attempt a pass on Peterson along the backstretch. After two laps of Russ Scheffler working Peterson he finally succeeded taking control of the field. Mitch McGrath and Jim Schmidt touched sending McGrath into the infield and coming to a stop with his driver’s door facing oncoming traffic resulting in a second caution. Another quick caution waved for Jim Letizia, Eric Michaels and Ted Dolhun Sr. spinning.Rezutek, Peterson and Tim Buhler battled for second until Brad Mueller invaded. Russ Scheffler’s pace was quickening as the laps wound down. Double checkers flew for Russ Scheffler (Waukesha) followed by Tony Peterson (Big Bend), Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah), and Brad Mueller (Random Lake). After running the high side Billy Rezutek (Big Bend) finishes fifth. Hard charger passing 7 cars was Brad Mueller. Heat Winners: Turk Letizia(Milwaukee) and Rick Scheffler(Waukesha) with new Track Record 2:17

Up next the Feldman Sales and Service Grand Nationals with Tyler Kulow and Mark Fieber setting the pace.Fieber jumped out to lead with Tyler Kulow trailing. Jeff Lammers and Steve Weber Fiebercontest third place for a few laps. Fiebercame upon lapped traffic on lap 9. First and only caution waved for Jonathon Otte spinning coming out of turn 3 after hitting water on the track from a fellow racer. Roger Lee started sixth and ran the high side around traffic in his search for the leader. Lee and James Pagel touched coming out of turn 4 but stay straight. Richard Hed scuffed the back stretch wall causing a lightshow made of sparks. Dan Sorce and Don Sorce Jr. touched coming out of turn 4 and again on the front stretch in their quest towards the front. Double checkers waved for Roger Lee (Windlake) with a clean sweep for the evening. Second went to Mark Fieber(Cascade) followed by Tyler Kulow (New Holstein), Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis) and Steven Weber (Plymouth). Heat Winners: Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Roger Lee (Windlake) withTrack Record 2:38 and Steven Weber (Plymouth).

AldogHonaldMechanical Sprints pushed off next; drivers made a few extra parade laps determining driver’s safety as the fog really rolled in. Robbie Pribnow jumped out to an early lead with John Krebsbach tucked in right behind. Pribnow maneuvered quickly around the track coming upon lapped traffic on lap 6. Lap traffic allows other drivers to gain on the leaders until a caution waved for the leaders. Pribnow had contact with a lapped car cutting his tire down and spinning out in front of the field collecting Krebsbach. Pribnow rejoined the field after changing his tire. Fog is becomes a little thicker on the restart; Donny Goeden gained the lead from the unfortunate events that just took place. Todd King has too much bit causing him to do two wheels on the backstretch on the restart. Flagman Dave Deicher waves the yellow as he is no longer able to see drivers safely. Race is called due to fog and with over half the race complete we have a winner and hard chargerDonny Goeden; passed 8 cars to win his second feature of the year and a clean sweep for the evening. Second went to Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) followed by Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), Tim Haddy (Waupun) and Tim Melis (Milwaukee). B-Main not completed after three attempts at lap 1 all result in red flags; first Randy Walter, next Craig Scheffner driving SpyderAkrights car and finally Josh Teunissen all flipping in separate events.B-Main Feature Results: Tony Wondra (Campbellsport), Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Mitchel Yurmanovich (Cascade), Chris Clayton (Waldo), Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls)and Anthony Knierim(Franksville). Heat winners: Tim Melis (Milwaukee), Justin Miller (Plymouth), Todd King (Sheboygan Falls) and Donny Goeden (Kewaskum).

Cellcom Outlaw Compacts were unable to run their feature event with the dense fog. Drivers received equal pay and points for the evening. Heat Winners: Brody Rivest (Sheboygan), Scott Schlafke (Cleveland)

Thank you to the evening Trophy Sponsor Pit Stop Pizza.Make sure to join us next week for Memorial Day Weekend festivitiesincluding free admission for Military members, and Lucky 7 Series joining us for a 40 lap Late Model Feature. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: RENWAY ENERGY RETURNS AS OFFICIAL FUEL SUPPLIER

by Tommy Goudge (May 15, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce that Renway Energy will return as the official fuel supplier for the track in 2015, and will be the presenting sponsor of the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars versus Patriot Sprint Tour event on Friday, June 19.

Renway Fuels & Lubricants offers a comprehensive line of petroleum products including fuels (gasoline, diesel, furnace oil, stove oil, and propane), lubricants (agricultural, commercial, industrial, and automotive), and filters (oil, fuel, air, and hydraulic). Renway Heating & Cooling is a complete residential and light commercial heating (oil, natural gas, and propane), air conditioning, sheet metal fabrication, and ventilation contractor.

This family-owned business prides itself on providing quality products coupled with professional, courteous service you can rely on. Renway's continued success is built on customer satisfaction. Drop by the Renway office at 56 Henry Street in Brantford, call them at 519-752-6777 or toll free at 1-888-553-5550, and check out their website at www.Renway.ca

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s ‘Super Spectacle’ Celebrates Supermodified Racing on Saturday Night

OSWEGO, NY (May 18, 2015) – One of the most highly anticipated events in recent memory at Oswego Speedway will take place on Saturday night with the running of the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Concrete Products, featuring the Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial, the ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial, and the Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial.

The blockbuster event will mark the first time in over ten years that Oswego’s non-wing Supermodifieds and the winged ISMA Supermodifieds will compete on the same track, same night.

From 1999-2004, the Speedway held combination events, with the 2003 event being lost to rain.

Bob Goutermout (Novelis Supermodified) and Randy Ritskes (ISMA Supermodifed) were inaugural winners in 1999. Craig Rayvals (Novelis Supermodified) and Johnny Payne (ISMA Supermodified) collected the final combination main event victories in 2004.

Saturday’s Supermodified events will be the second on the racing calendar for both the Novelis Supermodifieds and ISMA Supermodifieds.

Just two weeks ago Otto Sitterly picked up where he left off in Novelis Super action in 2014, winning the 65th annual opening night at the Steel Palace over Classic champions Bob Bond and Joe Gosek.

Gosek contended on opening night in a team car to Sitterly, and may very well be behind the wheel of that same car on Saturday night as he searches for his first career Shampine Memorial victory.

Plans are also in place for Sitterly to be joined by another teammate in Dave Shullick Jr., who will look to be behind the wheel of a new Hawk Supermodified for his 2015 Speedway debut.

Sitterly and Shullick will pull double duty on Saturday night, competing in both portions of the ‘Super Spectacle.’

Bond will also try and run both events on Saturday in separate cars, as he hopes to compete on the ISMA side of the card with his own No. 25 machine that won the International Classic and King of Wings in 2010.

Dave Gruel, Jeff Abold, Dave Danzer, Pat Lavery, Keith Shampine, and Kody Graham all also shined on the Speedway’s opening night and aim at continuing their positive momentum on the non-wing side of the card this weekend.

A full field of Novelis Supermodifieds is expected this weekend with the likes of Shaun Gosselin, Brian Sobus, Michael Muldoon, Aric Iosue, Tim Snyder, Dan Connors Jr., the LeVeas, Brandon Bellinger, Stephen Gioia III, Dave Cliff, Ray Graham, Hal LaTulip, Tim Devendorf, as well as the expected addition of Jerry Curran.

The ISMA Supermodified season kicked off on Friday, May 15 with Shullick grabbing the checkers at Delaware International Speedway utilizing a last lap pass of Jeff Locke.

A strong field of 22 ISMA Supers made the trip over the border with defending series champion Ben Seitz, Mark Sammut, Mike Lichty, Jon McKennedy, Chris Perley, Ryan Litt, Eddie Witkum Jr., and Alison Cumens filling the top ten positions.

With a nice turnout at Delaware, all indications point toward a stellar field making the trip to the ‘Steel Palace’ on Saturday, where Shullick and Lichty have dominated in recent memory.

Joining the Supermodifieds will be the Pathfinder Bank SBS 35-lap Tony White Memorial.

Dalton Doyle and defending White Memorial champion Andrew Schartner led the SBS field on opening night ahead of Dave Cliff, Russ Brown, and Mike Bruce.

Another top flight night of action is expected on Saturday as JJ Andrews, Alex Hoag, Jack Patrick, Kreig Heroth, Jason Simmons, and Mike Bond all look to chase down the front runners from two weeks ago.

A special added bonus to Saturday’s action will be four fully restored Jim Shampine race cars owned by Dave Hollinger, Jim Paternoster, and Jamie Moore – in honor of the late great champion that the Novelis Supermodifieds will race in memory of this weekend.

The 1966 Shampine Supermodified, the 1969 wedge, the 1976 radical offset, and the Shampine sprint car will all be at the Speedway Saturday for fans and competitors to admire.

Pit gates for Saturday’s events will open at 11:30 a.m. with hot laps beginning at 1:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will also open at 1:30 p.m.

ISMA Supermodified time trials will go off at approximately 4 p.m. with heat racing at 5 p.m.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult are admitted free as well as active military with ID.

An open practice session will be held Friday night at the Speedway for all three divisions, with hot laps running from 6-10 p.m. Grandstand admission will be free.

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.

Oswego/ISMA Combination winners at Oswego Speedway

1999 – Bob Goutermout (Oswego), Randy Ritskes (ISMA)

2000 – Greg Furlong (Oswego), Dave McKnight (ISMA)

2001 – Mike Ordway (Oswego), Dave McKnight (ISMA)

2002 – Mike Ordway (Oswego), Scott Martel (ISMA)

2003 – RAINED OUT

2004 – Craig Rayvals (Oswego), Johnny Payne (ISMA)

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS PRESENTS:

$20 ADULT ADMISSION FOR GRANDVIEW THUNDER 5-25’S SUNDAY, MAY 24 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY 7:30 PM STARTING TIME, A FEATURES ONLY EVENT

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series kicks-off this Sunday, May 24 at 7:30 PM, at the Grandview Speedway 1/3 mile dirt track, with a fan-favorite features only event with five divisions competing in 25 lap main events. The ARDC Non-Wing Midgets, Sportsman, TSRS Sprint Cars and the Legends cars complete a jam-packed line-up headlined by a $3,000-to-win NASCAR 358 Modified feature event.

The top-prize could be claimed by a number of drivers in the NASCAR 358 Modified division that has seen five different winners in just six events. Craig VonDohren, Kyle Weiss, Ryan Grim, Doug Manmiller, Jeff Strunk, Kevin Hirthler, Jared Umbenhauer and Meme DeSantis are all contenders -- but in this special event it’s not about weekly standings, there are only bragging rights and $3,000 on the line.

Side-by-side and 3-wide, the ARDC non-wing midgets always provide 25-laps of intensity while competing on the famed 1/3 mile Grandview Speedway and in their first of three Thunder on the Hill appearances nothing less is expected. So far in the ARDC season, there have been four different winners in four different events, but the one man that remains winless is defending Series Champion and current point leader Steven Drevicki, who finished in the top-five in every one of his 2014 events.

Brett Kressley continues to be a force in the Sportsman division in every event he enters. The Orefield, PA driver and currently holds on to the top-spot in the Grandview Speedway Sportsman Championship standings with two wins this season. Drivers Kenny Gilmore, Jim Housworth, Craig Whitmoyer and Jordan Henn are all right on the tail of 23-year-old Kressley.

The TSRS 305 Sprint Cars always put on a great show at the Berks County dirt oval and with a Championship battle heating up between TSRS competitors Mike Haggenbottom with 93 points and Eddie Wagner with 92 points, it’s all winged excitement.

The Central Pennsylvania Legends cars provide exciting full-fendered action on a variety of different speedways – East Berlin, PA’s Chad Earnst has captured three wins, with Bob Stough picking up two victories this season, Justin Mitchell & Chad Glatfelter have one win each. These small cars pack a lot of power and anyone could grab the win on ‘The Hill.’

Action kicks off early at 5 PM with the popular Low Down & Dirty Radio Show Meet & Greet taking place right outside the main entrance with drivers Billy Pauch Jr., Samantha Lieberman and Rick Hartwig. Fans are encouraged to bring their cameras and autograph books!

Celebrating the 26th season of racing action NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series always includes fun for the fans with activities such as: Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience - where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, JOE "THE PIZZA DUDE", giveaways, fireworks and appearances by the Thunder Girls.

General Admission ticket pricing for Sunday May 24 is $20 for Adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & under are FREE! Pit Admission pricing is $35 without a license and $30 with a license.

Pit Gates open at 3:00 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5:00 PM, Hot Laps begin at 6:45 PM and Racing starts at 7:30 PM

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor joined by: Quaker Steak & Lube, Window World, GALCO Business Communications & Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Grandview Speedway

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechetlsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688<tel:610-754-7688>

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456<tel:443-513-4456>

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

2015 Thunder on the Hill Coming Event Dates:

Sunday, May 24

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

5-25's Features Only 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints, Legends

Tuesday, June 2

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Jesse Hockett Classic 7:30 PM

USAC NATIONAL WINGLESS SPRINT TOUR & ARDC

Tuesday, June 16

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES MODIFIEDS 18th Annual TRAFFIC JAM

Modifieds DOUBLE DOWN $1,000 PPB bonus to win both features

Big Block Modifieds 60 laps, 358 Modifieds 30 laps *NASCAR Point Race

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 26 years of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar year after year. In 114 events over $3.8 million dollars has been divvied up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including: 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

 

 

T.J. Michael Grabs F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Victory at Fremont Speedway Three Races Scheduled During Memorial Day Weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Fremont, Ohio (May 18th, 2015) - For the third time already in 2015, T.J. Michael secured a victory during ‘305’ sprint car main event action. The Plano, Texas native, who commutes between Texas and Ohio each and every week to compete in open wheel competition, secured his third win of the season during a Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) program on Saturday evening, May 16th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. It was Michael’s first F.A.S.T. victory of the season, and his first win at Fremont Speedway in 2015. ‘The Texas Traveler’ rallied from a third row starting position to win on Saturday night; holding off F.A.S.T. regulars Alvin Roepke and Jordan Ryan.

“Feels great to get this” said T.J. Michael, “We’ve been pretty good all year with our ‘305’ so I’m happy we are able to capitalize like this...I just want to thank everyone involved...this entire team works really hard...I’m not around during the week so having a group of guys like this to help with the car is really special...hopefully we can move some of this momentum into our ‘410’ program.”

T.J. Michael will continue his 2015 campaign with a trio of events in Ohio and Pennsylvania during Memorial Day weekend. The Texan will race in three separate ‘410’ sprint car events over a three day time period at two different facilities. The pilot of the Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Fremont Fence Company, no. 8M ‘410’ sprint car will kick-off the holiday weekend with a trip to the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, May 22nd; followed by back-to-back UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions events at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd & 24th. Michael also plans to enter the ‘305’ sprint car portion of the Fremont Speedway ‘All Star’ weekend.

“We have a lot of racing coming up this weekend but we are excited about it” explained T.J.Michael, “The plan is to visit Lernerville Speedway before racing with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Fremont...hopefully everything goes smooth this week and the weather stays dry so we can make all of that happen...I just want to thank my Dad, Scott and everyone else involved...couldn’t do it without them...we are still learning a lot about our ‘410’ program...we’ll race as much as we can and continue to use what we learn.”

During his most recent ‘410’ sprint car start, T.J. Michael earned a 17th place performance at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 16th. Michael earned his way into the 30-lap, $2,500-to-win F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event by way of transferring through the evening’s B-main. There were 31 cars on hand.

Learn more about the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania by checking out the facility live on the web at www.lernerville.com. News and information regarding Fremont Speedway’s All Star Circuit of Champions ‘doubleheader’ during Memorial Day weekend can also be found on the web: www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire 2015 campaign; right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow T.J. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Earned third victory of the 2015 season on Saturday, May 16th at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

2015 Wins: 3 (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

POWRi National Midgets Head North to Angell Park Speedway

May 17, 2015

Millstadt, IL - The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series will make their annual Memorial Day Weekend appearance at the famed 1/3rd mile Fireman's Angell Park Speedway for the Thiel Memorial on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th. Both nights of the Thiel Memorial will be run as two completely separate events, with no cars getting locked into the Sunday feature from the Saturday event. Friday's show will be the standard POWRi payout, while Sunday's finale will pay $3000 to WIN and $300 to start (both payouts can be found under the "DOWNLOADS" section on powri.com). The Thiel Memorial will be two of three co-sanctioned events with the Badger Midgets Auto Racing Association (BMARA) at the prestigious Angell Park Speedway. The third co-sanctioned event will be the 34th annual Pepsi Nationals set for July 5th.

Christopher Bell took the opening night of Thiel Memorial in 2014, fending off challenges from fellow Keith Kunz Motorsports teammate, Tanner Thorson. For the finale, the shoe would be on the other foot as Thorson claimed night two of the Thiel Memorial in spectacular fashion, earning his first career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory.

Angell Park Speedway's front gates will open at 4:30pm on May 24th and May 25th. Hot laps are at 6 pm. General admission for Saturday is $15. Students, ages 12-18, are $10, children 12 and under FREE. General admission for Sunday is $20.

***This weekend only, POWRi will add an additional $200 of show up money to each car owner of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series members. This is a $100 for each night, for a total of $200 for the weekend. We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support.***

For more information, go to www.POWRi.com.

 

 

FRUSTRATING NIGHT FOR MOTTER TEAM AT WEEDSPORT

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (May 17, 2015) – The World of Outlaws rolled into Weedsport Speedway tonight for the first time in 22 years. There was some nostalgia attached to this track for Motter Motorsports crew chief Randy Wolfe, who, as a rookie, won his first sprint car race at this track in 1976.

In time trials, Joey Saldana wheeled the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car to a 13.756-lap, good for the No. 7 qualifying position.

“We were 22nd of 35 cars in the order for time trials,” said team owner Dan Motter. “Joey had a really good qualifying lap for being in the last half of the group to take time trials. No one that went out after him came close to his time. That being said, however, we had our work cut out for us in the heat.”

Saldana pushed off from the third position in the third heat. When the green flew, the drivers filed into a running order that mirrored their starting positions. Polesitter Stewart Friesen led the pack, followed by outside front row starter Lucas Wolfe, then Saldana who was challenged by Donny Schatz. The drivers did not change positions during the eight-lap event. Saldana solidified a starting position in the feature.

The Brownsburg Bullet occupied the eleventh starting position in the 24-car field that roared off for the start of the 35-lap feature playing to a full house at Weedsport Speedway. Polesitter Schatz assumed the lead followed by Chad Kemenah, Brad Sweet and Kerry Madsen. There were two yellows during the event. The last one on lap 20 was triggered by a spin in turn one by Saldana, who rejoined the back of the field. When the green flew for the final time, Schatz continued to lead while there was some reshuffling behind him. Another wire to wire victory for Schatz. Kerry Madsen was second and Chad Kemenah was third.

Saldana was 19th.

“The car just wasn’t happy during the feature tonight,” said team owner Dan Motter. “We made some adjustments and just missed it (the set-up).”

The Outlaws have a travel day to prepare for Tuesday’s event at New Egypt, N.J.

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Tour Just Got a Whole Bunch Easier!

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – While that might be an unusual title or a weird PR tactic, it is indeed true. While mother nature has been a big thorn in the side for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint 32nd Anniversary Tour it does come with benefits.

With the first three point shows falling off the schedule, the full point season now kicks off this Memorial Weekend at Fonda and Utica-Rome with both paying $2,000 to win. The two tracks are centrally located within most team’s hometowns.

“We just hate to lose the first three shows, it’s just not how we wanted to start the year. But, it can play into some teams plans.” Noted ESS President Chuck Miller. “Following a tour is grueling and can be tough, but those cancellations do make it quite a bit easier for teams that might be on the fence in trying to do the tour. As they say…it’s more doable now.”

This season ESS has loaded up on many perks for teams that want to give the tour a shot. It already provides the highest paying A-Main’s and Point Funds of any 360 organization and that has grown to record numbers for this season.

ESS has introduced the Loyalty Program that if you attend 90% of the shows you get $500 cash on top of all your point fund money earned. If you do 2/3rds of the tour you get a slice of the overall point fund pie and also get perks such as provisionals, free Hoosier Tires and other bonuses.

Following the Memorial Weekend the tour heads to Quebec. While for some, it will be extended travel, the events do offer the highest paying A-Mains on the tour with $2,000 to win and $500 just to start. If you happen to be a DNQ you a guaranteed at least $225!

It’s our 32nd Anniversary, come join us in the fun!!!

With every dark cloud, there is indeed a Silver Lining. For all the information on the Lucas Oil ESS Tour feel free to visit www.empiresupersprints.com and it’s always excitement guaranteed!!

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Patriot Heads West for Traditional Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (May 17, 2015)- Since 2008, the arrival of Memorial Day Weekend has meant it is time for the Patriot Sprint Tour to travel west for a doubleheader. The tradition continues this weekend at two traditional venues.

On Saturday, the Patriot Sprint Tour America Series travels back to the Stateline Speedway, site of the first ever Patriot race back in 2003. The PST, and sprint cars in general, have not been to the 1/3-mile oval just south of Jamestown, NY since 2012 but are ready to return to the facility under new management. In anticipation of the event, the new Stateline Leadership will pay $2,000-to-Win the event along with host camping for the weekend.

On Sunday evening, the PST heads down the road to Eriez Speedway. While the Saturday Night venue has shifted over the eight years of Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheaders, Eriez has hosted the second leg on each occasion. Once again this year, the race will pay $2,000-to-win.

Among the drivers that have won at both Stateline and Eriez are Jared Zimbardi and Bryan Howland. Zimbardi, the three time and defending PST America Champion scored his first career win at Eriez back in 2007 and is fresh off his first win of 2015 last Friday Night at Black Rock Speedway. Four-time Champion Howland enters the weekend with a solid point lead with three-straight podium finishes to kick off the season. The pair of 28-year-olds are the only two drivers to win multiple PST events at Stateline and will certainly duke it out at some point on the weekend.

Speaking of 28-year-olds, Tommy Wickham and Scott Kreutter are a pair of drivers looking forward to the weekend. Wickham was the winner of the last PST event at Stateline back in 2012 and certainly will carry speed in to the weekend. Kreutter is not only the only driver to win multiple PST events at Eriez, he won three-straight and nearly made it four before losing the lead with two laps remaining in last year’s event.

The 2015 PST regulars are all geared up for their first multi-race weekend, including Kyle Drum who had a fine runner-up finish on Friday. Expect to see Sammy Reakes IV, Steve Collins, Dave and Scott Just, Steven Hutchinson Jr., George Suprick, Tyler Graves and rookie Paulie Colagiovanni, along with Canadian invader Mitch Brown and the local flavor of Dennis Wagner, CJ Jones, Joe McEwen, Gary Edwards and more.

Racing at Stateline gets underway at 7:00 P.M. on Saturday Night on Kortwright Rd. Sunday Night’s event at Eriez will begin at 6:00 P.M. on Sampson Rd. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot History at Stateline Races: 12

5/3/2003 Tom Taber

6/18/2005 George Suprick

5/27/2006 Rich Swarthout

6/16/2007 Chuck Hebing

8/23/2008 Bryan Howland- Make-up from 6/21

8/23/2008 Blake Breen

6/27/2009 Jared Zimbardi

8/29/2009 Bryan Howland

6/19/2010 Bubba Broderick

8/28/2010 Bryan Howland

5/28/2011 Jared Zimbardi 5/26/2012 Tommy Wickham

Patriot History at Eriez Races: 13

5/25/2003 Scott Bonnell

6/17/2007 Jared Zimbardi

5/25/2008 John Schuyler

6/22/2008 Chuck Hebing

5/24/2009 Trevor Lewis

9/6/2009 Bryan Howland

5/30/2010 Bubba Broderick

9/5/2010 Tim Kelly

7/3/2011 George Suprick (A-Main Rain-delayed from 5/29)

7/3/2011 Scott Kreutter

9/2/2012 Scott Kreutter

5/26/2013 Scott Kreutter

5/25/2014 Paige Polyak

 

 

Racing Canceled at Mercer Raceway Park; B.O.S.S. and Pulling up Next

Mercer, PA (May 16, 2015): Rainy weather once again forced Mercer Raceway Park to cancel the Saturday Night Live! racing program set for May 16, but that will simply whet everyone's appetite for a double helping of motorsports fun on May 23 and 24. The Mo Vaughn Transport Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will headline the action on the oval on Saturday, May 23. Then, the attentions will turn to the pulling pit for the All American Spring Nationals Pulling Event presented by the All American "Smoker Series" on May 24. The pull will have a rain date of May 25, if needed.

The hot topic of discussion leading into the B.O.S.S. invasion will be how many Mercer regulars will take off their wings to compete with some of the best "traditional" sprint car pilots? Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Scott Priester are two who can be counted on to remove the wings. And, Brandon Spithaler has a foot in both camps. He's always at the Park whenever he is not off chasing the B.O.S.S. title. The B.O.S.S. tour boasts up to 20 drivers who are committed the the wild and wooly back 'em in style of Sprint Cars without wings.

Gates will open at 4 p.m., with practice starting at 6:30, and racing at 7.

There will be special event ticket prices in effect on Saturday. Adult admission will be $15, seniors (60+) will be $13, and students (9-15) will be $7. Children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will be available for $32, and that will cover mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

Then, Sunday, the earth will shake when the powerful trucks and tractors assault the pulling pit. The gates will open at 4 p.m., with the first pull set for 6:30.

The ticket pricing for the pull will be as follows. Adult admission will be $15, seniors (60+) will be $13, and students (9-15) will be $7. Children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will be available for $35, and that will cover mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $25.

If you cannot make it to the track for either of these special programs, the merry month of May will conclude witha Sprint Car spectacular courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop. The Patriot Sprint Tour will bring in their 360 powered machines to join the 410 Sprints presented by 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels and the Outlaw Sprint Warriors sponsored by Bonnell's Rod Shop. The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds and the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites will round out the card.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy 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.

 

 

TOP TEN FOR SALDANA FRIDAY NIGHT AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 15, 2015) – The first night of Morgan Cup competition, World of Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse drivers, kicked off tonight at Williams Grove Speedway.

In preliminary action, Joey Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 12 qualifying position with a 16.859-second lap.

His qualifying position translated to an outside front row starting spot in the fourth heat. When the green flag waved, Saldana took the lead from the outside, with polesitter Danny Dietrich in pursuit. The Brownsburg Bullet looked fast as he drove off with the wire to wire heat win, earning a position in the dash as well as the A Main.

The inversion draw was the No. 4 ping pong ball which did not impact Saldana’s eighth place starting position. The preferred heat winning starting spot up to this point had been the outside of the front row. Donny Schatz rolled off in that position in the dash and dominated, winning the dash and the pole for the feature. Saldana finished seventh

and rolled off on the inside of the fourth row for the start of the 25-lap A Main.

Greg Hodnett, who started outside on the front row, was the early leader in Friday’s Morgan Cup. Polesitter Donny Schatz followed. No driver had won from the pole at Williams Grove this season but Schatz was always a threat.

Early in the running, smoke began to pour out of Hodnett’s engine but after a couple of laps, it cleared up. Hodnett did not fall off the pace and continued to hold off Schatz even as they ran nose-to-tail. Saldana was running eighth challenging Stevie Smith.

Saldana could duck under Smith but couldn’t keep the momentum to pass him.

As the leaders negotiated through traffic, Schatz found the opening he needed to pass Hodnett for the lead on lap 18 and never looked back. Score one for the Outlaws. Hodnett was second and Brian Montieth took the final spot on the podium.

The Bullet was eighth.

“There were two distinct lanes to race on,” explained team owner Dan Motter. “The track is really fast. There was a good heavy cushion and a good strip of moisture around the bottom, but since everyone was fast, it made passing difficult.

“Track position was king tonight. We had a strong dash run and we were able to hold our own in the feature so all in all it was a pretty good night.”

The Outlaws and Posse drivers will converge upon Williams Grove again tomorrow night for the tie-breaking event and the Morgan Cup will be presented. Hodnett’s victory at Lincoln Speedway Wednesday was one for the Posse, tonight’s win by Outlaws champion Schatz tied the score.

 

 

Taylor Ferns Returns to Plymouth for Sprints on Dirt Race this Weekend

By Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — May 15, 2015 — A few things have changed since the last time Taylor Ferns raced at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana. First, the track is now dirt, and measures three-eighths-of-a-mile, versus the former half-mile paved configuration. Also, Ferns ran a midget in that event three years ago, and now races a winged sprint car. She will return to Plymouth this weekend to compete with the Sprints on Dirt aboard the Eco-Mend/Jimmy’s Towing Maxim.

The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP event at Plymouth Speedway is set for Saturday, May 16. A full racing program is on tap.

Ferns made her most recent start at Plymouth Speedway in 2012, with the Honda USAC National Midget Series. She qualified third-fastest for that event, which marked her best-career qualifying effort with the series. Ferns ran fourth in a heat race and finished a solid 10th in the main event. She also raced with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at Plymouth that same season. In 2011 at Plymouth, Ferns competed in a co-sanctioned race with the USAC D1 Midget Series and STARS National Midget Series, finishing 10th in a 40-lap feature, after winning a heat race. She made her debut at Plymouth in 2009, with the Kenyon Midget Series.

“Having been to Plymouth before will help, but that’s probably about the only thing we can take away from our last trip there to this time,” said Ferns. “It’s going to be a completely different experience. We’ve had a tough start to the season, so we are looking to get things turned around at Plymouth.”

Last weekend, Ferns raced at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, which featured both the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series in what was billed as the “Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends.” In the opener on Friday, May 8, she finished ninth in the third heat race and wound up 14th in the B-main. On Saturday, May 9, Ferns had engine trouble in time trials that forced her to scratch for the remainder of the race program.

Two weekends ago, Ferns competed at Atomic Speedway in Ohio with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association. She finished fourth in the first heat race to transfer to the main event. In the A-Feature, she finished 17th.

The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP, who Ferns will be racing with this weekend, is a winged 360-sprint car series based in Michigan. She last a 360-sprint car last fall at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio. Ferns won a heat race that night and started eighth in the main event. Contact with another car led to a flip on the second lap, which ended her night.

“Going from a 410 (sprint car) to a 360 (sprint car), I think easier than going from a 360 to a 410,” explained Ferns. “Everything happens a lot slower in a 360, and it is easier to adapt. A big difference is that they usually draw for starting spots in a 360, so you have to try to pass a lot of cars in order to get a good starting spot in the main event.”

In 2015 thus far, the Michigan native, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, has hit the track 10 times at six different tracks. She finished eighth in her first start of the season with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions in Florida. She also has raced at Attica Raceway Park, Atomic Speedway, Eldora Speedway and Fremont Speedway, all in Ohio, as well as Tri-City Speedway in Illinois with the MOWA series.

“We have been trying some different things, so hopefully we can have a good weekend and everything will go smoothly,” said Ferns. “We have had so much going on this year and haven’t been able to catch a break, so a smooth weekend is what we are after.”

Ferns has a “True Outlaw” schedule set for 2015, that will see her compete with a variety of winged sprint car series across the Midwest.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Eco-Mend, 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.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING SET TO TAKE ON THE POSSE

LMR VS. POSSE: Driver Shane Stewart finished fifth in Wednesday's World of Outlaws race at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Penn. The race kicked-off this week's five-race bout with the Pennsylvania Posse.

STEWART AT THE GROVE: Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team competed in seven races last season at the famed Williams Grove Speedway. In those seven races, the team earned one top-five finish and five top-10s.

FIRST LOOK: Stewart will get his first look at Weedsport Speedway when the team arrives on Sunday. Stewart has never competed at the New York track nor at New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey.

STRONG START: Larson Marks Racing has had a strong start to their first full season of World of Outlaws competition. In 24 WoO starts this season, LMR has earned three wins, 13 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes. Driver Shane Stewart trails defending champion Donny Schatz by 35 points.

IMPROVING THE FINISH: In the 214 World of Outlaws races completed this season, Larson Marks Racing has held or improved its starting position in all but four races.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a five-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend in an attempt to qualify for his first career NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by Scotty Martin of Camano Island, Wash., and Andrew Seamans from Syracuse, N.Y.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will travel to its homebase, Mooresville, N.C., next weekend to compete at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, May 22.

RACE WITH THE BEST: ENEOS Racing is holding its inaugural ENEOS 250 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. on Friday, May 22 from 11am - 2pm, local time. The first 240 race fans to enter the event at 11am will race for free and attempt to qualify for the feature event where they will race against Stewart, Larson and ENEOS's Global Rallycross Driver Steve Arpin. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ENEOSUSA.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing. STATS: RACES: 25 FAST TIME: 4 WINS: 3 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 13 TOP-10 FINISHES: 18

 

 

All Stars 2015-16 Schedule

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is very pleased to announce their proposed schedule for the oncoming season.

The series will kick off this season at Timmis Speedway, Mildura and then head off to Heartland Raceway, Moama. Murray Bridge Speedway is next on the calendar. Then follows Swan Hill Raceway and back to Heartland Raceway, Moama. Nyora Speedbowl has again locked in their regular Christmas date. The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge is back at Simpson in January 2016. Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham is next on the calendar. Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier has locked in the Tyson Perez Memorial but chosen a week later than normal. The Series Final then being held at Timmis Speedway, Mildura again.

Dates are –

November 7 - Timmis Speedway, Mildura. VIC November 14 - Heartland Raceway, Moama, NSW November 21- Murray Bridge Speedway, Murray Bridge November 28 - Swan Hill Raceway, Swan Hill, Vic - TBC December 5 - Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW December 27 - Nyora Speedbowl, Vic - TBC January 16 - All Star Challenge Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway, Vic

February 6 - Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham, Vic

February 13 -Tyson Perez Memorial. Borderline Speedway - Mount Gambier, SA February 27 - Timmis Speedway, Mildura. Vic

“We are very excited to release our dates early in the off season. The dates & venues have been changed around a little bit this season to work in with venues and its good have a change and mix things up a bit. We are working on other additions that we can hopefully add to the series. Now how long to go -6 months but who’s counting? ” Searle says.

 

 

The Tempe Tornado Lealand McSpadden Named Grand Marshall of Vermeil

by: Troy Hennig

ROSEVILLE, CA – (May 14, 2015)… Arizona sprint car legend Lealand McSpadden, known as The Tempe Tornado, will serve as the Grand Marshall for the upcoming 8th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga Speedway. McSpadden will oversee a large field of highly touted USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and Midget drivers from all over the world.

The 8th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic is scheduled to take place September 5th and 6th at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga. Tickets for the Louie Vermeil Classic can be purchased by calling 916-773-7223.

McSpadden is viewed as one of the greatest non-wing sprint car and midget drivers of all-time. His 26-years of racing are highlighted by his induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1999. McSpadden is credited with nearly 200 main event wins including being the 1991 Chili Bowl Midget Champion, the 1992 Belleville Midget National Champion and three Western World Sprint Car Championships in 1978, 1993 and 1995.

When it came to Non Wing Sprint Car racing few were better in their day than The Tempe Tornado. McSpadden raced to five career victories at the Calistoga Speedway while driving the famed Bailey Bros. #01 Sprinter. His first win can on July 6, 1980. McSpadden scored another victory on August 31, 1980, before he strung together three in a row during the 1984 season, which included the prestigious Calistoga Classic. McSpadden accomplished many things in his career and was always a joy to have at Calistoga.

The connection between McSpadden and Calistoga Speedway is even more intertwined because this year his former car owners Sam and Fred Bailey are being inducted into the speedway’s Hall of Fame. “Lealand's presence at Calistoga this year especially meaningful since he will have the opportunity to congratulate his former car owners in person,” said HMC Promotions Tommy Hunt.

The festivities over the Labor Day weekend for this great event kick off on Friday night, September 4th with the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame induction and dinner. On Saturday HMC Promotions will host their annual wine tasting behind the main grandstand followed by Sunday’s beer tasting gathering. Live music and an autograph session are also planned each afternoon.

 

 

MSCS SET TO RACE THREE TIMES OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Haubstadt, IN - May 15, 2015 - The upcoming Memorial Day Holiday will again this year offer a complete weekend of racing involving the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. There will be three nights of 410 non-wing sprint car racing action in a row. It is the only weekend this season with back to back to back MSCS races scheduled. Action begins on Friday night at the Bloomington Speedway. Racing continues Saturday at the Lincoln Park Speedway and concludes Sunday night at the Tri-State Speedway. The trip from track to track to track is only 170 miles. Two of these events are also key stops for the KISS series. Many of the drivers competing will earn points towards both the MSCS and KISS Championships. Top Ten MSCS drivers that are already having success in both series this season are Brady Short, Robert Ballou, Jon Stanbrough, and Dickie Gaines. The KISS series is scheduled to race again on May 16 before going to Bloomington. Brady Short was second in both standings at that point in the season. Robert Ballou was third in MSCS points and ninth with KISS. Dickie Gaines was third in KISS points and tenth with MSCS. Jon Stanbrough was fourth in MSCS points and sixth with KISS. Friday night’s event is the second annual Josh Burton Memorial Race at Bloomington. The purse that night is the KISS payoff with $2,500 to win and $250 to start. When MSCS and KISS race together the program is conducted using the KISS format. So passing points will not be used. The top finishers in each heat race will transfer to the A. And everyone will be racing hard in memory of Josh Burton. Hunter Schuerenberg won the inaugural Josh Burton Memorial in 2014. The Josh Burton Memorial Race will serve as a great rallying point for the entire weekend. The Bloomington staff has developed promotional ideas that are fan friendly and have enlisted and added extra awards and prizes for the drivers participating. These are too numerous to outline in entirety. Visit bloomingtonspeedway.com for added details about this event.. The pit gate will open early in expectation of a great turnout. Saturday night MSCS will be racing in Putnamville for the second time this season. April’s MSCS race there drew over 30 sprints. The 30 lap feature on May 23rd will pay $2,500 to win and $200 to start. The grandstands will open at 4:30 P.M. with hot laps at 6 P.M. Racing begins at 7 P.M. and passing points will be used with the top 16 transferring directly to the feature. Sunday night MSCS will again join with the King of Indiana Sprint Series in presenting The Memorial Weekend Classic at Tri-State Speedway. Hot laps are at 6:30 and racing will follow at 7:30 P.M. The feature winner will receive $2,500. Last year’s event was certainly memorable. Jeff Bland Jr. won the feature for a second night in a row driving the Jerry Burton 04 sprinter. He had also won the night before at Lincoln Park Speedway. Illinois driver Carson Short continues to lead the MSCS points standings. The lead is by the very slim margin of two points. Brady Short, Robert Ballou, Jon Stanbrough, and Kyle Cummins make up the top five. Every driver in the top twenty of the standings could gain substantial ground in the points chase with full points to be awarded all three nights. Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

 

 

RYAN LITT RACING PR: STARTING SUPERMODIFIED SEASON

By Tommy Goudge (May 14, 2015) - London, Ontario - Ryan Litt and his BS&B Radiator racing team started their 2015 season on the road at Berlin Raceway earlier this month, and now they're ready for a home race at Delaware Speedway on Friday.

The team started their season on May 2 with a winged Sprint Car event at Berlin Raceway near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ryan earned a starting spot on the outside of the front row for the 30 lap Must See Racing Sprint Car series "Tom Bigelow Classic", but was forced to the sidelines with mechanical issues.

Ryan and the team are now preparing Dave Lair's #88 "Lairjet" Supermodified to compete in the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) opener at Delaware Speedway on Friday, May 15. The event also opens the two race "Harvey Lennox Memorial Series", which concludes at Delaware on August 21. Ryan's last Supermodified race at Delaware resulted in an 8th place finish in a 75 lap feature on August 16, 2013.

The team is also preparing a third different car for the 67th annual Little 500 for traditional wingless Sprint Cars at Indiana's Anderson Speedway on Saturday, May 23. Open practice starts the on-track activities for the Little 500 Festival at Anderson on Tuesday, May 19, followed by the Must See Racing 60 for winged Sprint Cars on Wednesday, May 20, Pole Day qualifying on Thursday, May 21, and Bump Day on Friday, May 22.

Ryan has competed in 9 Little 500 events, with 3 top 5 finishes and 5 top 10's. He led 135 laps of the grueling 500 lap distance in 2008 on his way to a career-best Little 500 finish of 4th. He was forced to drop out of last year's Little 500 after just 68 laps due to mechanical issues.

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 2015 season, including BS&B Radiator, Linton Media, Linde Gases, Xtreme Metal Worx, Leaf Racewear, Permatex, Pro Shocks, and Shell Shock Designs.

 

 

TACHI PALACE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL ACCOMMODATION AND ENTERTAINMENT HUB FOR PETER MURPHY CLASSIC

Official release: Peter Murphy Classic 2015

May 15, 2015

Plans for the 2015 Peter Murphy Classic at the Tulare Thunderbowl on Saturday night, July 25 are progressing along beautifully with an exciting announcement over the weekend.

The Tachi Palace is now the official Accommodation and Entertainment Hub for the event.

Situated in the heart of the Central Valley in Lemoore, CA, this hotel features a full on-site casino; spacious accommodations, friendly service, and all the amenities needed for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. With slot machines, table games, as well as live entertainment, spa and fitness center, there is something for everyone. Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino offers modern accommodations, on-site wedding arrangements, spacious convention facilities and a variety of restaurants.

“The Tachi Palace has been a fantastic sponsor of mine personally in my racing as a driver,” explains Peter, “but to now have them come on board for our race in July is just fantastic. I urge all our traveling teams and fans to stay at The Tachi and enjoy their fantastic hospitality, their huge range of entertainment and services. It will really cap off the weekend for people when they see what the Tachi has to offer.”

The team at Tachi are just as excited about the new alliance.

“For the past 11 years the Palace has been sponsoring Peter as a driver and Peter has been our official spokesperson in the racing circuit. He was always ready to help out with any event we had going. With the Breast Cancer Awareness month of October Peter even painted his racecar pink and showed it at different racetracks and drove it for some wins. I have known Peter since we started sponsoring him in 2004. I’m a big race fan and try to attend every racetrack we sponsor to watch our sponsored driver. It was a great loss to the Sprint Car Racing team to lose Peter as a driver and competitor on the track after his horrific accident. It was a terrible crash that crushed his driving career and lifestyle. With the Peter Murphy Classic in July we are proud to be the official hotel and casino for this event and are giving a great room rate for fans that plan to attend! We are proud to announce that we have had top rank government officials like Sara Palin Governor of Alaska, and Laura Bush former First Lady and from a motor racing point of view legendary NHRA Driver Ron Capps. We’re excited about supporting Pete’s race this year,” says Willie Barrios, General Manager at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino.

The Tachi Palace is offering a one-off room rate (which is a significant discount) for Race Fans who will need to quote the code “THUNDER” to take advantage of the offer when making an advanced booking.

With it’s close proximity to the Tulare Thunderbowl and it’s wide range of hospitality, services, live entertainment and food and beverages why not make “the Tachi your place to crash for the Peter Murphy Classic” on Saturday, July 25.

Visit www.tachipalace.com or dial 1-866-4PALACE.

 

 

Reutzel Ready for Knoxville on Saturday after Strong Eagle Run

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 14, 2015) – Playing the weather. That’s all that can be done this time of year.

After squeezing in his National Sprint League debut at Nebraska’s Eagle Raceway between a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour rainouts last weekend at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway and Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway, Reutzel and the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car team will try their hand at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

Original plans had called for an NSL outing at Jacksonville, IL on Friday night, it has however already fallen victim to Mother Nature.

With last Thursday’s Lakeside card washed out, Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team decided to drop the 410-ci powerplant in for Friday’s Eagle action.

After averting near disaster on the original start of the feature, Reutzel rallied back through the field to post a solid 12th-place finish aboard the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution entry.

Making just his tenth career 410-ci Sprint Car start, the current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader looked strong again with a qualifying effort that was seventh-best among the 30 car field and then a fourth-place run in his heat race, good enough to make into the redraw for the feature.

After drawing the five to start the feature inside the third row, the initial start was a good one for the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

“The first start we were up to fourth, it looked good until a yellow came out,” Reutzel commented.

The restart wasn’t what Reutzel needed in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine, with his Sprint Car bouncing, twisting, writhing and nearly flipping through the opening pair of corners before coming to rest next to the turn two guardrail on the upper groove of the track.

“The second one tripped me up, I guess with the full fuel load and then I hit that rut sideways, it was enough to upset the car,” Reutzel explained. “It bounced, hit the wall and kind of turned over.”

Amazingly, there was no apparent damage and Reutzel rejoined at the tail of the 24-car feature field.

And he wasted little time slicing through the field before settling in for a 12th-place finish.

“We got to 12th really quick, I thought we had a good chance to get into the top ten but then everything kinda evened out with everyone running the bottom,” Reutzel said.

En route to Arkansas, Reutzel got word of the I-30 rainout just a bit too late to make it back to Knoxville in time for Saturday’s action.

“We were caught in the middle,” Reutzel said. “To run Knoxville, we were gonna run the same car we ran at Eagle. And after that ride, we really needed all day to go through it and make sure there wasn’t anything damaged, there just wasn’t time to get there and do all that.”

If all goes according to plan, Reutzel will get that chance for his first 410-ci laps at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

“We’ll just have to watch the weather and see what it does, but I’m hoping we can get our first 410 laps at Knoxville this weekend,” Reutzel wraps up.

2015 Quick Stats: 22 races, 6 wins, 14 top-fives, 15 top-tens.

Up Next: A pair of winged, 410-ci Sprint Car nights beginning with the FVP National Sprint League at Jacksonville, IL, on Friday night and then weekly competition at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

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 www.sprintcarmania.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.

 

 

NCRA Sprint Cars up Next at Dodge City

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 14, 2015) – Following a wild weekend of weather that washed out last weekend’s scheduled event at Dodge City Raceway Park, next up on the slate of events atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas is the high-powered NCRA Sprint Cars on Saturday night, May 30.

The return of the NCRA Sprint Cars on May 30 will be accompanied by a full complement of DCRP championship chase action including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The May 30 card will be the first NCRA outing at Dodge City Raceway Park since C.J. Johnson topped last June’s Steve King Memorial over a field of 25. Johnson went on to capture a share of the 2014 NCRA season championship along with Jeremy Campbell with Jon Freeman, J.D. Johnson and Jeff Stasa also among the top five.

The May 30 event will be one of just two stops for the NCRA Sprint Cars at Dodge City Raceway Park with the series taking on the ASCS Red River Region at the June 27 Steven King Memorial that also includes the URSS/DCRP 305 Sprint Cars.

Leading the championship chase divisions into the May 30 card are Clay Sellard, Kevin Tabor, Michael Pepper and Matt O’Hair.

Sellard and Pepper are both a perfect two-for-two in IMCA Modified and IMCA Stock Car action, respectively, Tabor is atop a tightly-bunched IMCA Sport Modified pack and O’Hair holds a slim IMCA Hobby Stock points lead.

NCRA action on May kicks off six consecutive weekends at Dodge City Raceway Park that culminates with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boothill Showdown” on July 3-4. Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws double are available at http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=160.

General admission tickets to the May 30 NCRA Sprint Car event that gets under way at 7:30 p.m. are just $20 for adults, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30.

The 2015 slate of events at Dodge City Raceway Park includes 15 nights of competition with a number of special events along the way, highlighted by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Boothill Showdown on July 3-4.

The track’s full slate of events is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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.

 

 

All XXX Podium at Lincoln Speedway with World of Outlaws

5/14/15

The top three spots with the premier winged sprint car series in the world belonged to XXX chassis on Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA. With the World of Outlaws rolling into town to compete at the fast 3/8 mile oval, Greg Hodnett led an all Posse – all XXX chassis podium sweep of the night, leading all 35 laps of the main event in the Heffner Racing #27 XXX. Stevie Smith and Ryan Smith joined Hodnett in victory lane, giving XXX chassis a 1-2-3 finish. Triple X Race Components congratulates the guys at Heffner Racing, as well as Rahmer Racing and Warko Racing on their fantastic nights on Wednesday and wishes them and all of our teams continued success at Williams Grove on Friday and Saturday night. The fastest Sprint Car Chassis in the world is available to you through our huge network of dealers, which you can find at www.xxxraceco.com or by phone at 866.632.9925. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard!

Greg Hodnett claims to be “not very good” at Lincoln Speedway, but the results for him and the Heffner Racing Team say otherwise in 2015. On Wednesday night. Hodnett won the 2015 Gettysburg Clash at the 3/8 mile oval, dominating the main event and nearly pulling off a clean sweep of the race night in his XXX chassis. Hodnett was the fastest qualifier and set a new track record (post weight rule), and nearly won his heat race, taking second behind Kerry Madsen. An invert of zero gave Greg the pole for the dash, and he took full advantage by streaking away for the win and earning the pole for the 35 lap feature. Despite a rocky start to the main event, with three cautions in six laps, Hodnett would develop great rhythm early, building a healthy advantage once consecutive laps started clipping off, winning by a large margin at the drop of the checkered flag. Hodnett would top an all XXX podium that saw Stevie Smith take the Rahmer Racing #51 XXX to second place and Ryan Smith claim third in the Rob Warko owned #94 XXX.

 

 

WST Memorial Day Doubleheader Just Around The Corner
By Ben Deatherage
The Western Sprint Tour will be back in action after around a month off for their second and third races of the 2015 season. Although Mother Nature allowed just on race on opening weekend at Cottage Grove Speedway, on Friday April 24th, the racing was first class with Trey Starks taking home the big win. On Saturday May 23rd the WST will head to Southern Oregon Speedway and wrap things up the following night on Sunday the 24th at Cottage Grove.

Teams from the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and British Columbia Canada are expected to make the journey. And you can guarantee some of the best 360 Sprint Car racing the country has to offer will be put on display at these two magnificent facilities.

“The first race at Cottage Grove was really good and I think set the tone for how the season will play out,” commented Western Sprint Tour Series Director Brian Crockett, “and that's lots of good cars and some exciting racing for the fans.”

Southern Oregon Speedway has just had one local non-sanctioned event this year. That was back on April 18th and Seth Nunes won his first career 360 Sprint feature.

Cottage Grove Speedway has hosted two other local non-sanctioned events with Michael Kofoid winning on April 4th and Roger Crockett on May 2nd. For those keeping score that is three different drivers representing three different states in the first three 360 show in 2015 at CGS.

Be sure and mark your calendars for the Memorial Day Doubleheader with the Western Sprint Tour on Saturday May 23rd at Southern Oregon Speedway and Sunday the 24th at Cottage Grove Speedway. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

Additional Information:
2015 Western Sprint Tour Schedule
April 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Trey Starks
April 25th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Rained Out
May 23rd Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR
May 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR
June 28th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA (Speedweek Northwest)
June 29th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR (Speedweek Northwest)
June 30th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, OR (Speedweek Northwest)
July 1st Travel Day
July 2nd Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR (Speedweek Northwest)
July 3rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest)
July 4th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest)
August 14th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA
August 15th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR
September 25th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA
September 26th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

Former Western Sprint Tour Winners At Cottage Grove Speedway
2015- Trey Starks on April 24th

Current Western Sprint Tour Points (Top Ten)
1. 55-Trey Starks 93; 2. 96-Greg Hamilton 91; 3. 5N-Seth Nunes 90; 4. 2L-Logan Forler 81; 5. 22-Garen Linder 76; T Chris Schmelzle 76; 7. 17-Cam Smith 75; 8. 4J-Allison Journey 71; 9. 21W-Vern Wheeler 67; 10. 87-Kyler Barraza 66; T 3-J.J. Hickle 66

 

Gas City Highlights Home State Weekend for Tracy Hines with USAC Sprints

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—May 14, 2015— In baseball terms, Tracy Hines batted .500 last season at Gas City I-69 Speedway in his home state of Indiana with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He was victorious at the always racy bullring in the spring and finished fourth at the track during Indiana Sprint Week. He looks to continue his recent surge at Gas City this weekend, as the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series makes their first of two visits in 2015 to the venue in Northeast Indiana.

The “May Meltdown” for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Gas City I-69 Speedway is set for Friday, May 15, and will feature a full racing program.

In 2014, Hines was victorious with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Gas City in the spring race. He took the lead on lap-25 and would pace the remainder of the 30-lap contest aboard The Carolina Nut Company DRC. During Indiana Sprint Week last year, Hines finished fourth at the semi-banked, quarter-mile. In his career at Gas City I-69 Speedway, the 2002 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series champion has won a total of three times in USAC competition.

“We seem to have Gas City figured out pretty well,” said Hines. “Last year we got our first win of the season there, so to repeat that would be great, especially with the busy time of the season just around the corner. Gas City has always put on good shows, so hopefully the fans come out and support it. We’re glad to see racing there again, after some uncertainly last season.”

Hines raced at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio last weekend in what was billed as the “Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends,” featuring both the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Hines finished fifth in the opener of the two-night event and was third in the finale, which saw a last lap pass for the win.

“We could stay right with them, but lapped traffic made a huge difference tonight and let them get away a little late in the race,” said Hines after Saturday night’s race. “Our package has been really consistently fast lately with so much grip, so I’m just trying to keep it free enough. It was tough to do much with guys as fast as it was, so you kind of had to hold your ground a lot. I was watching to see those guys have an issue with the cushion at some point, and give myself some room to avoid them and move past. We’ll just keep our mind straight and keep digging,”

Entering this weekend’s Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series event at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Hines is seventh in the series standings, just 19 points out of the top-five. He has nine top-10 finishes in 12 starts, with five of those being top-five performances.

Hines is in the midst of another season that will see him compete in all three USAC National series. When time allows, he will also compete in a limited number of 410-winged sprint car races.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsor: The Carolina Nut Company. Associate Sponsors for 2015 include: Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, Hansen’s Welding Inc, MPHG Promotions Inc., Turbines Inc., Parker Machinery and Hughs Brothers. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2015 include: Afco Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Shadow Graphix, Bell Racing, Earl's Performance Products, Autonet Mobile, ProSource Professional Resources, Race Bumpers, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering and Kenny’s Components.

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.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Drivers Kline and Lasoski Highlight Great Weekend for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 14, 2015) - A pair of Inside Line Promotions drivers earned a trip to Victory Lane last weekend.

Big Game Motorsports pilot Danny Lasoski and White Lightning Motorsports competitor Devin Kline both powered to wins at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. It marked Lasoski's third win of the season and Kline's third career trip to the Winner's Circle.

Lasoski added a third-place finish on Friday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., with the FVP National Sprint League.

Other Team ILP drivers with a top five include:

Ray Allen Kulhanek advanced from seventh to second place on Saturday at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas.

Ryan Smith scored a third-place finish on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Gettysburg Clash with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Dominic Scelzi recorded his third straight podium finish with a third-place result on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

Trey Starks placed third on Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., where he earned his fourth consecutive podium result.

Tony Bruce Jr. charged from eighth to third place on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

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Dover Going After First Win of the Season This Weekend at Rapid, Park Jefferson

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (May 14, 2015) - Jack Dover is amped to head to a pair of tracks with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series this weekend.

Dover will compete on Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and on Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., where the event is co-sanctioned with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Dover's most recent trip to Rapid Speedway yielded a fourth-place result during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event in 2012.

"I charged from sixth to win the heat race that night to lock myself into the feature redraw," he said. "Unfortunately I drew the highest number and started behind some really talented cars. It was a fun track though and I'm looking forward to heading back there."

Dover was victorious at Park Jefferson International Speedway last year. The win kicked off a four-race winning streak, including three in one weekend for the first time in his career.

"Hopefully we can win this Saturday and get on another winning streak," he said. "I usually get around that track pretty well so I know that as long as we don't have any bad luck we'll be in contention to win."

Dover was doomed by bad luck during his most recent race at the track last August, when he was running third before a parts failure resulted in a wild flip.

"Racing can change so quickly," he said. "We won the first race and that ignited a winning streak, but we crashed the other time at Park Jefferson and it tore up a bunch of stuff. All you can do is be prepared, make smart decisions and hope luck falls your way."

Dover is coming off his 410ci sprint car season debut last Friday at Eagle Raceway with the FVP National Sprint League. The event kicked off with Dover qualifying 23rd quickest, which started him on the pole of a heat race.

"We didn't qualify as well as we wanted and didn't have as strong of a start in the heat race," he said. "It's tough to be on top of your game when you don't race 410s very often and you hardly qualify. We got better throughout the night and we learned a few things we can do the next time."

Dover, who placed third in his heat to lock himself into the main event, spent most of the feature battling just outside the top 15 before he ended with a 19th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 8 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 19 (20).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series

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 few 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, Backlund Plumbing, 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 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.

 

 

NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway: By the Numbers

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. — May 14, 2015 — The NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is right around the corner on Saturday, May 30. The event will mark the ninth consecutive year that the series has raced at the venue and the 15th time overall, dating back to 1995. Craig Dollansky is the winningest active driver at the track with a pair of victories. He won on the old half-mile configuration as well as the now-three-eighths-mile version. Joey Saldana won his first career World of Outlaws race at I-96 Speedway in 1995, while Paul McMahan and Jason Sides are also former winners at the track. As one of the most competitive seasons in series history continues, here are a few numbers to ponder leading up to the NAPA Auto parts Rumble in Michigan.

NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway: By the Numbers

0.375- Miles around I-96 Speedway

1- Driver currently competing full-time with the series that has raced in all 14 World of Outlaws events at the track- Joey Saldana

2- Wins for Craig Dollansky at I-96 Speedway, which leads active drivers

5- Drivers currently competing full-time with the World of Outlaws that have won at I-96 Speedway

9- Drivers that have won World of Outlaws races at the track, dating back to 1995

10- Top-10 finishes for Joey Saldana at I-96 Speedway to lead all current series drivers

11- Drivers that have won races with the World of Outlaws in 2015 through May 13

12.119- Track record at I-96 Speedway, established in 2012

13- A-Feature events contested at the track by the World of Outlaws dating back to 1995

14- Drivers competing full-time with the series in 2015

15- Laps led by Donny Schatz en route to winning at I-96 in 2014

35- Laps in the main event on Saturday, May 30

223- Miles from Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, where the World of Outlaws race on May 29 to I-96 Speedway in Michigan

1980- Year the World of Outlaws first raced in the state of Michigan

1995- Year of first World of Outlaws race at I-96 Speedway

10,000- Dollars the winner will earn on May 30

Tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/I962015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Fans can also take advantage of the NAPA Auto Parts $5 OFF Special. Fans can receive $5 Off General Admission tickets when they present a NAPA proof of purchase receipt at the ticket gate on race day. Limit 2 people per receipt (Grandstand Only).

For more information on tickets visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Fan Can Chase Begins During Memorial Weekend ‘Super Spectacle’ on May 23

OSWEGO, NY (May 14, 2015) – The Oswego Speedway and Novelis, the series sponsor of the famed Supermodified division, are proud to announce the return of the popular ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ in 2015.

This season, the recycling partnership between Oswego Speedway, Novelis, and Scriba Lane Redemption will surpass the one million mark in recyclable cans thanks to the generous race fans that have donated an average of over 100,000 cans for each of the past ten seasons in exchange for race tickets and other Oswego Speedway prizes.

Once again in 2015, at each of the three ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ nights there will be a 2-Seat Supermodified ride raffled off. Each fan that brings in 500 or more cans on a can night will get one chance at a 2-Seat ride to be raffled that evening and scheduled for a date to be determined. Valued at $150, a ride in the 2-Seat Supermodified is sure to be the thrill of a lifetime.

As in years past, there will once again be three “Get Your Can to the Speedway” race nights in 2015.

The first is set for Saturday, May 23 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. This date will coincide with the annual Memorial Day Weekend special at the Speedway which will feature the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’, putting the ISMA Supermodifieds and Novelis Supermodifieds on the same track, same night for the first time in over ten years.

The second night for the program will come on Saturday, July 4 from 3pm to 6pm leading up to the Grand Prix night of racing at the Speedway with extra laps in order for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series. The evening will be capped off with an outstanding fireworks display, and will run in conjunction with “Christmas in July.”

The final of the three ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ nights will be during the annual Mr. Novelis Supermodified and Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS Series night at the races on Saturday, August 1. Again, the times for the can collection will follow the 3pm to 6pm format.

Collection times on all three nights begin before the grandstand gates open; however you can come and pick up your tickets at the box office before dropping cans to the Novelis and Scribe Lane Redemption collection center in front of the Speedway.

In order to drop cans for the collection you must show a Speedway entry ticket from that night of racing.

The recycling can program prizes offered for 2015 will again focus on reducing the overall cost of a night at the Speedway for fans. Budweiser International Classic Weekend tickets and season passes will still be the primary prizes that are awarded.

Since all fans must purchase a race ticket on the dates of the collections to earn any prizes that are offered, some fans will instantly get a break on their night choice inside the Speedway. The donation of 100-199 New York State 6 cent recyclable cans from the same household will earn one family member a $7 food voucher for the concession stands on that night. Households with donations of 200-499 cans will earn (1) General Admission ticket for a future regular race night, while those who donate between 500-999 cans will be rewarded with (2) General Admission tickets for a future regular race night and one chance to win a 2-Seat Supermodified ride to be raffled that night.

All households with donations of 1,000 or more will win guaranteed general admission passes for two on Saturday and Sunday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, as well as a chance to win a 2-Seat Supermodified ride.

Only one reward, per household, per redemption can be cashed in on a single race night. Once a household donates to a certain prize level (100, 200, 500, 1000) they will receive only that level’s rewards, not all those below as well. Please refer to the prize level chart listed below.

The collection totals for fans will be kept for all three events. After the Saturday, August 1 collection date the top 12 fans in season long ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ totals will qualify as prize winners in the 2015 Novelis can collection contest. The top donating household for the season will earn first choice of the following prizes: (2) 2016 regular season pit passes, (2) 2016 regular season reserved seat tickets or (2) 2016 regular season SkyDeck passes.

The second highest donating household will have their choice of the two remaining prizes; while third will earn the final prize.

Fans representing households from 4th through 12th positions will all receive 2015 grandstand general admission for two on Saturday and Sunday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

The Top12 overall households will all earn one chance at a 2-Seat Supermodified ride.

All fans are reminded not to split up their donations on the three race dates. Several fans in the past have separated race date donations into different names and have missed out on season long prizes even though those multiple donations were, in fact, from the same household. Splitting up race date donations, in excess of 100 cans will not result in additional $7 food vouchers being issued.

As in the past, names and phone numbers will need to be on all bags turned in and a photo ID will be required, as only one food voucher will be issued per residence. Food vouchers will be dated for use on the date they are issued and must be used in one concession transaction. Food vouchers are good for all menu items except beer and wine.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on Facebook, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: THE 2015 SEASON STARTS THIS FRIDAY!

by Tommy Goudge (May 13, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway's 20th annual Opening Night presented by 98.9 myFM will take the green flag on Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm, with large fields expected in all of the regular Friday night divisions. The opening event of Ohsweken's season will include the 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.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS Glenn Styres enters the 360 Sprint Car season opener ready to defend his 2014 track championship, his first since weekly Sprint Car racing began at Ohsweken in 2008. Past champions Keith Dempster, Jim Huppunen, Chris Steele, and Dave Dykstra are just a few of the drivers capable of challenging for feature wins this year, along with 2014 feature winners like Mitch Brown and Dain Naida. Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Jamie Turner, and 2014 Rookie of the Year Cory Turner all finished in the top 10 in the 2014 standings, and are on the cusp winning as well.

Occasional invaders are sure to have a say in who wins races as well. One of those invaders will be Indiana driver Parker Price-Miller, who will drive a Miles Hill-owned machine this Friday. The 16 year old scored the first two 410 Sprint Car feature wins of his career in consecutive weekends last month.

The Rookie of the Year award will see plenty of competition, with Lee Winger, James Thompson, Adam Murphy, Tyler Hendricks, Kris Root, and Ryan Turner among the drivers set to join the 360 Sprint Car ranks.

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Ryan Hunsinger was the champion of the inaugural season for the Crate Sprint Car division, and will return to defend that title this year. He will have lots of competition, as 2014 feature winners Aaron Turkey, Jake Brown, Josh Shantz, Brad Herron, Mark Czuba, and Dylan Westbrook are all returning for their second year in the division. Kyle Durnin also came close to feature wins last season, losing out only to minor technical infractions.

Several talented drivers will contest the Crate Sprint Car Rookie of the Year award, including Mack DeMan, Eric McGlone, Steve Lyons, Corey Gruhl, Ed Green, Chris Longthorne, and Alex Hill.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS Dave Silverthorn, Jr. will return to the Thunder Stock division to defend his 2014 championship, but he's sure to have lots of competition for the title. Wyatt Van Wart, Dave Bailey, and Chris Dickie were among the drivers who claimed Thunder Stock feature wins last season and plan to be back this year.

Like the 360 Sprint Car division, occasional invaders are sure to have a hand in the Thunder Stock division results. 2015 Sprint Car rookies Lee Winger and James Thompson both claimed Thunder Stock feature wins last season, and could race in selected stock car events this season. Winger, also the 2013 Thunder Stock champion, is planning to bring his Thunder Stock to Ohsweken this Friday with 360 Sprint Car veteran Mikey Kruchka slated to drive.

The Duel on the Dirt series being run in conjunction with Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Humberstone Speedway, and Ohsweken Speedway will also bring some new faces to the track this year.

The quest for the Thunder Stock Rookie of the Year award will also be competitive. As many as 7 drivers could be going after that honour, including Alex Schuts, Jeremy May, David Hodges, Jerry Hill, Brandon McFerran, Mike Klazinga, and Max Chechalk.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Tyler Lafantaisie won 5 Ohsweken features on his way to the 2014 Mini Stock championship, and will make an attempt to go for another title this season. He will have stiff competition, with more than 50 drivers already signed up as Mini Stock division members. One contender will be Mark Bazuin, who finished 2nd in the championship standings last season, and won the Rookie of the Year award along with 4 feature victories.

Brandon Janssens and Jon Janssens both scored their first Mini Stock feature wins last season, and combined for a 4th place finish in the points standings, while Robin Elliott finished 5th in those standings, and will be in contention to get his first feature win.

The chase for the Rookie of the Year award has the potential to be extremely competitive, with a whopping 18 Mini Stock members eligible for that title.

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Dusty DeBoer will return to the Bomber division this season looking for a three-peat. He claimed his 2nd consecutive Bomber title last season with 2 wins, 11 podium finishes, and 15 top five finishes in 15 races.

Joe DeBoer scored 4 feature wins last season and finished 2nd in the standings. He figures to be a championship contender this season, along with 2014 feature winners Patrick Abrahamsson and Wayde Thorne.

Plenty of rookie drivers will make the Bomber division interesting, with 6 first year drivers already officially signed up.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

About 98.9 myFM: The new official radio station of Ohsweken Speedway, 98.9 myFM is based in Simcoe, Ontario. 98.9 myFM is the #1 source for local news, weather, and sports in Norfolk County. Stay tuned for Friday night pre-race reports, race results, and chances to win Family Fun Night Ticket Packs and Dirt Track Date Night tickets! Visit the 98.9 myFM website at www.NorfolkToday.ca, find their Facebook page by searching "989-myFM", and follow them on Twitter @myFM989

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: 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. Corr/Pak's support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. 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 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 returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. 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 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 returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015. 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 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. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them 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: 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. Gale's Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season of racing begins this Friday, May 15 when 98.9 myFM presents Opening Night 2015, featuring the 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 at 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, May 15! 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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, 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.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

After heavy rains washed out racing action last Saturday night, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio is ready to get racing back on the racetrack. Another full program of racing including the Buckeye Machine Non Wings, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are on the agenda for the second night of the 2015 season. Pit gates open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Hot laps get underway at 6PM with racing action directly following at 7PM. Adult general admission is just $12. Children 11 to 15 years of age are admitted for just $6 with everyone under the age of five FREE. Pit passes are available for $25.

Don’t forget to mark the calendar for Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 23 for the first visit of the 360 winged sprint cars. Drivers from the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will go head-to-head with their counterparts of the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt. Waynesfield’s very own Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will accompany the invasion of the 360 sprints. All the details can be found online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 

Smee’s American Odyssey

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

May 14, 2015

Nathan Smee and car owner Mark Cooper are preparing for another all out assault on the global Speedcar (midget) scene with a blitzkrieg attack throughout the American Midwest later this month and into June.

Smee will drive for third time in four years in the Indiana “Midgetweek” schedule, the POWRi Series in Illinois and a USAC double-header weekend in Indiana.

After this weekend’s running of the Carline Automotive & Exhaust 50 Lapper at Valvoline Raceway Cooper and Smee embark (along with the busiest Speedcar driver in Australia – Queenslander Brett Thomas) on a brief but spectacular foray into the States.

Smee will open his tour with a two-night USAC show in Plymouth Indiana on May 29 & 30 before heading across to Illinois for four consecutive nights of the POWRi Series on the following dates:

June 4: Quincy IL

June 5: Jacksonville IL

June 6: Macon IL

June 7: Belle-Clair IL

Less than a week later it’s headlong into the grueling USAC Indiana Midgetweek event on the following dates:

June 10: Gas City IN

June 11: Putnamville IN

June 12: Bloomington IN

June 13: Lawrenceburg IN

June 14: Kokomo IN

“It’s pretty full on,” says (American Racing Tire owner) Cooper stating the obvious, “but we’ve done it a couple of times now and we’re starting to get our heads around what’s involved. Last year Nathan finished seventh in the points which is a very good effort considering that all the heavy hitters of the mid-west midget scene are there.”

Smee’s Esslinger motor has been sent back to the Esslinger factory to be freshened in readiness for the May 29/30 weekend kick off.

“The competition is incredible,” Cooper admits, “but if you want to race with the best in the world that’s the place to do it. You can run around your backyard all year and be happy with that or you can take on the best on the planet in their world. We love the challenge.”

Smee looks to atone for the disappointment of last weekend’s Archerfield Speedway 50 Lapper when a rear end issue in the #7 car forced him to withdraw from the race whilst leading.

A new SPIKE chassis and running gear is already waiting in the USA to have the freshly prepped Esslinger wedged into the down tubes so Smee certainly has everything he needs to make a fist of it.

A “Parramatta Posse” sticker has been packed into Smee’s baggage to wear as a badge of honour against the American stars on hand.

We wish Nathan and Queenslander Brett Thomas safety and success!

 

 

Twin State Fan Club Night at the Park

Mercer, PA (May 13, 2015): Mercer Raceway Park will host the Twin State Auto Racing Fan Club for a Saturday Night Live! racing program on May 16, 2015. Every member in good standing will be admitted for free for this final tune-up before the two end-of-month Sprint Car specials.

Red hot Eric Williams, the defending track champion, scored his fist triumph of the 2015 season sooner than usual. "I usually get a win in July or August," he said in a post-race interview. "I hope this means that I will get a few more before the season is over." Williams' win propelled him into the second position in the point standings, just one marker behind Brandon Matus, who has yet to visit the winner's circle. Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Adam Kekich, the winner on opening night, are with easy striking distance of Matus and Williams. A total of three points separates the top four drivers.

A mixture of veterans and younger pilots will challenge this impressive gang of four on Saturday night when the 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels racers assemble again. Racers like Rod George, Scott Priester, Dan Kuriger, A.J. Flick, Jim Morris, Brent Matus, and many more will try to grab their first checkers of the season.

Tommy Kristyak, winner on opening night, sits atop the rankings in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Jimmy Holden, the winner the last time out, is in third. Sandwiched between them is the Strattanville Charger, Kyle Fink. J.R. McGinley tried his best to get a win for his critically ill mother last weekend. Maybe this time he can honor her in victory lane! Newcomer Sid Unversagt, Jr. continues to impress the railbirds in this, his first full season at the Park. Many others will challenge for the prestigious win.

With a pair of wins to his credit, George Hobaugh, Jr. is the leader of the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Cody Bova, who has felt the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat already this year, is a close second. Evan Kornbau, Darin Gallagher, Alex Paden, and George Englert are just a few of the exciting drives who make this class one of the most entertaining week in and week out.

Curtis J. Bish finds himself out front in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, But in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, Mark Marcucci and Aaron Meister are tied. Steve Longwell, Jr. is alone out front in the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks.

The six-division card will start at 7 p.m., with practice a half hour earlier. The gates will open at 4.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply. Thus, adult admission will be $13, seniors (60+) $11, and students (9-15) $5. Children (8 and under) will be free once again. Mom, Dad, and up to four minors of any age can use the Family Pass for just $28. Pit Passes will be $30.

If you cannot make it to the track this week, stop by the speedway on May 23 for the B.O.S.S. (non-wing) Sprints, and on May 30 for the Patriot (360) Sprint Tour. May 23 will be Scappers night, too, as the speedway partners with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers baseball team for a great promotion.

Remember 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 .

 

 

FRUSTRATING NIGHT FOR MOTTER TEAM AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (May 13, 2015) --The Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway tonight launched a three-race grudge match between the World of Outlaws and the Pennsylvania Posse. It was also the first of five races in seven days in three states.

Joey Saldana, who was 36th out of 47 drivers to take to the track for time trials, drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 20 qualifying spot with a best lap of 13.338 seconds.

The Brownsburg Bullet pushed off sixth on the starting grid of the fourth and final heat. When the track went green, polesitter Brent Marks assumed the lead and Saldana was on the move advancing to second by the halfway mark. Marks won the heat, Saldana crossed the finish line second and reserved a starting position in the A Main.

In tonight’s feature 28 drivers took the green for the 35-lap event, including two provisional Outlaws starters, Donny Schatz and Craig Dollansky, along with two Posse provisional starters, Kyle Moody and Cory Haas. There were 17 Pennsylvania Posse and 11 World of Outlaws drivers. Saldana rolled off 20th in the starting line-up.

Polesitter Greg Hodnett led the field when the green dropped. With only two laps completed the yellow was displayed and competition slowed. On the restart, Saldana, Brian Montieth, and Lance Dewease tangled in turn one. Saldana, caught in the middle, was hooked up with Dewease. In order to take the time necessary to untangle the two cars, Outlaws officials called an open red flag. Saldana returned to competition. Back to green. Hodnett still paced the field. Two more laps and another yellow. Back to green and two laps later, lap six, yellow again. During this caution Saldana went to the work area. The 71M team made adjustments and sent the Bullet back into battle. Hodnett led from flag to flag. Score one for the Posse.

Stevie Smith finished second and Ryan Smith crossed the stripe third.

Saldana finished 22nd.

“We were never able to recover from the late qualifying draw,” said team owner Dan Motter. “Track position was key here and we never able to get the lasso out to pass many cars. And we kept getting bounced around like a ping pong ball on the track.

“This was a disappointing night for everyone, especially our Pennsylvania crew. “We will hope that Lady Luck treats us better in the Williams Grove pill draw.”

Tomorrow is a travel day as competitors head for the Friday-Saturday Morgan Cup at Williams Grove.

 

 

Kaley Gharst – Back on Familiar Ground!

(Bill W) May 13, 2015 – When the FVP National Sprint League ventures to the Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois this Friday night, Kaley Gharst will be racing at a place where he has graced Victory Lane. The Mike Sandvig #7 team is hoping to repeat that in this week’s event that pits the NSL vs. the MOWA series. The team is hoping a couple of mechanical issues they experienced last weekend will be left behind.

Things started last Friday at Eagle Raceway with the NSL. Kaley would time in 25th quick, one spot out of the heat invert. “We made a mistake with the gearing at Eagle,” he says. “We knew it in hot laps, and being the tenth car out to qualify, we didn’t think we had enough time to change it. We stuck with it for time trials, and that killed us. Looking back, we should have just changed it, even if we had to miss our spot. We probably still would have been better overall.”

Unfortunately, being one spot short was a trend for the night. “From there, we ended up finishing one spot out of everything,” says Kaley. “We were sixth in the heat, which sent us to the B, and we finished fifth. We were always one spot out. Overall, it was just a tough go-around. We had been looking forward to Eagle. We’ve had some good finishes there. It just wasn’t meant to be on Friday.”

Despite some motor issues, Kaley did make the heat invert at Knoxville when 38 cars assembled. “We barely made the invert,” he says. “We were struggling with the motor in hot laps and in time trials. After time trials, we had some time to look at it. We had lost a screw in one of the butterflies. Luckily, it didn’t hurt anything down in there, but it wasn’t running right for sure. (Josh) Schneiderman had an extra one and loaned one for us to use, so we’d like to thank them. That got the motor running right for the heat race.”

He would come home second in his heat. “We got a good start there in the heat,” says Kaley. “We were leading for about a lap before (Dusty) Zomer got by us. We just kind of fell in back behind him, and got a transfer spot into the feature. We’ve been struggling a bit with the car being loose the first three races making that transition back into 410’s.”

Kaley would start 22nd in the main event and checker 17th. “We started in the back and really didn’t have much to lose,” he says. “We tried a few things with the car. Luckily, we missed the big crash on the second lap. We got going decent and started battling with (Logan) Forler there for a while. (Leader) Wayne (Johnson) got by me and we got a lap down. At that point, I was just kind of maintaining my spot and getting some laps in. We were able to get a couple more spots on that late yellow. I felt better about racing hard without the leaders around me.”

The Decatur, Illinois driver is looking forward to getting back to his home state. “All in all, it wasn’t as good as we hoped, but we made some improvements on the car,” he says of last weekend. “We’re headed in the right direction headed for Jacksonville. We’re looking forward to getting back in some familiar territory down there.”

Keep an eye on Kaley's progress this week and beyond at www.KaleyGharst.com!

If you would like to receive Kaley's weekly releases, send an e-mail with the subject line "Kaley" to sprntcar@hotmail.com. Kaley and the Sandvig #7 team would like to thank: A+ Power Washing, Hinchman Racewear, Butlerbuilt, DeBerg Concrete and DeBerg Floors.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Off and Running!

(Bill W) May 13, 2015 – It was a fresh start for driver Don Droud Jr. and the newly formed TKS Motorsports #2KS led by Troy Renfro. After three consecutive rainouts, Knoxville Raceway finally got their opener in. It was also a FVP National Sprint League event bringing 38 stout 410 sprint cars to the infield.

Unfortunately, things got off to a rough start for the new team in qualifying. “The qualifying really got us behind, of course,” says Don. “That’s the way at Knoxville. When you miss that heat invert, you are fighting an uphill battle all night. We really went to work to make the car better though.”

The team moved forward in both the heat and B main, where they started ninth and ended up two spots out of the fourth place transfer spot in the non-stop 12-lap event. “Things were a little better in the heat, and the B was even better,” says Don. “The car was better every time we went out. I can’t help but think if there would have been a yellow, we could have gotten two more spots and a transfer. I really think from there we would have made some noise in the feature.”

What the Lincoln, Nebraska driver pulled most from Saturday was the positive vibe of a new team working together and pulling in one direction. “I’m extremely encouraged and excited about the atmosphere of this new team!” says Don. “The positive attitude that everyone had was infectious. We were changing things all night to get better, and we did. We know we’re better than our results. It was far from our best effort, and I’m

looking forward to getting back to the track on Saturday.”

The TKS Motorsports #2K team will be back at Knoxville this weekend. “Even though we didn’t get the results we wanted, there’s nothing negative to say,” says Don. “I know for a fact that this team is going to be good and we’re going to be fine moving forward. I’m looking forward to getting back to Knoxville on Saturday.”

TKS Motorsports Troy Renfro was encouraged as well. “This has been a long process, and I’m really pleased with how hard everyone worked. We kept at it all night long. What we did in qualifying didn’t work, but we got better as the night went along. I’m really looking forward to this weekend. I’m hopeful we can get some practice in on Friday night before we get back at it on Saturday.”

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners!

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, DMIP, R.B. Harmon, Larry Woodward Racing, Indy Race Parts, Maxim, Vahlco Wheels, Don Ott Racing Engines, AO Designs, Hoosier, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Mag Tech Ignition, Fuel Safe, SWE (Steve Watts Engineering), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Competition Suspension Inc., Simpson Race Products, Vortex, Webb Family Farms and HRP.

 

 

Matt Wood Racing – Justin Henderson Subbing in Next Three NSL Races!

(Bill W) May 13, 2015 – Matt Wood Racing #17w driver Bryan Clauson is competing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until Memorial Day in the Jonathan Byrd’s Racing #88. In his stead, Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Justin Henderson will drive for the team in the next three FVP National Sprint League events.

The first will be this Friday night at the “Sprints Gone Wild” event at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois. The $5,000 to win show pits the NSL vs. the MOWA series. On Friday, May 22, the team will compete at the $10,000 to win Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals at the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota. On Sunday, May 24, the NSL makes their first visit of the season to the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota where Justin was track champion in 2002.

Henderson has finished in the top five in the Knoxville Nationals the past two seasons in his primary race team, the BDS Motorsports #1. He finished third in points in the highly competitive 410 class in 2014 at Knoxville. He also brought an owner title home for BDS Motorsports in the 360 class at Knoxville.

Justin has spent years on the World of Outlaws circuit and racing in central Pennsylvania. Big race wins include a preliminary feature win at the Knoxville Nationals (2012) and the Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin (2005).

“BDS Motorsports is my number one deal for sure,” says Justin. “If there so happens to be a deal where we’re not racing, it’s not bad for me or the team that I get more laps. Matt needed a driver with Bryan at Indy, and there are some races they wanted to run. They gave me a call, and I didn’t mind that. I gave (BDS Motorsports owner) Bryan (Sundby) a call and made sure he was o.k. with it too. Everybody was all good with it, so we’re looking to have some fun.”

The three tracks couldn’t be more different. Jacksonville is a tight banked ¼-mile bullring. Jackson Speedway is a ½-mile with a new wider configuration, and Huset’s is a 3/8-mile semi-banked oval. “I’ve seen races at Jacksonville, but I’ve never raced there,” says Justin. “I’m looking forward to it. I’m definitely excited to get to Jackson and Huset’s for the first time this year too. I’m wondering what the changes will be like at Jackson Speedway. I’m looking forward to testing them out.”

Clauson plans on being back behind the wheel of the #17w when the FVP National Sprint League makes its “March Through Missouri” Thursday, May 28 at the St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington and Friday, May 29 at the Randolph County Raceway near Moberly.

Matt Wood Racing would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Quick Lane, Fuel Safe, Schoenfeld, Curb Records and Vortex Wings!

To follow the Matt Wood Racing’s progress online, visit www.ColeWoodRacing.com!

Follow Bryan Clauson online at www.BryanClauson.com!

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

First Round of Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse Up Next For Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance Team

INDIANAPOLIS (May 13, 2015) – The history behind the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series has deep roots and, after nearly 40 years of making stops at dirt tracks across the country, “The Greatest Show on Dirt” still has rivalries just as hostile. The leader of today’s modern era Outlaws is Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s Donny Schatz and, this week, he leads the Outlaws into Central Pennsylvania where the local contingent of racers, recognized as the Pennsylvania Posse, are hoping to slow down his incredible start to the 2015 WoO campaign.

Schatz, the six-time and reigning WoO champion, parked the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J in victory lane twice last weekend at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and will look to continue his winning streak Wednesday evening at Lincoln Speedway near Hanover, Pennsylvania in the Gettysburg Clash. The first of three swings through the rugged Posse territory continues with a pair of races Friday and Saturday at historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. The week of action concludes Sunday with a night of racing at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway.

The return to Central Pennsylvania offers Schatz and his Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman – an opportunity to continue a remarkable start to the season. Last weekend, Schatz swept the “Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends” at Eldora Speedway, ending a 23-race winless streak at the high-banked, half-mile dirt oval and increasing his victory total on the season to eight with 23 races in the books. This season’s wins have come at places where the Fargo, North Dakota driver has been victorious in the past – Volusia Speedway Park, Silver Dollar Speedway, Calistoga Speedway, Devil’s Bowl Speedway and Eldora. They’ve also come at new tracks – Stockton Dirt Track and Placerville Speedway. This week, he’ll look to make Lincoln Speedway the 72nd different track where he’s scored an Outlaw triumph and he’ll also be after his 19th career win at Williams Grove. Schatz has 14 WoO A-Feature wins at Williams Grove, more than at any other track.

Schatz has made six starts at Lincoln during his 19-year WoO career. His best finish came in May 2013 when he finished second in the 30-lap A-Feature. Last season, he finished sixth in the Outlaws’ May visit to the semibanked, 3/8-mile dirt oval.

For the second consecutive weekend, Schatz will return to a track where his most recent finishes were a pair of second-place finishes. Last weekend, he ventured to Eldora after finishing second in both the 2014 Kings Royal and Four Crown main events. Last season at Williams Grove, he finished second in July at the Summer Nationals and was the runner-up in the Morgan Hughes National Open last October. His 18 all-time wins at the half-mile, dirt oval ties him with Mark Kinser and Ray Tilley. If he can win this weekend, he could move into a tie with Jan Opperman, Tommy Hinnershitz and Kramer Williamson. Schatz’s childhood hero Doug Wolfgang has won there 20 times.

Sunday’s trip to Central New York will be the Outlaws’ first visit to Weedsport Speedway since August 1993, and Schatz will make his debut at the 3/8-mile, clay oval. Success in New York has been something Schatz has experienced a great deal of the past couple seasons. He won at Lebanon Valley Speedway in July 2013, and Rolling Wheels Raceway in October 2013 and again in October 2014.

Following his weekend sweep at Eldora, Schatz pushed his lead in the championship standings to 55 points over Shane Stewart. Schatz leads the series with eight wins, 15 top-fives, 21 top-10s and also has led the most laps with 160 at the point so far this season.

For Wednesday’s race at Lincoln Speedway, the pit gates and grandstands will open at 3 p.m. EDT. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.linconlspeedway.com or call 972-222-2421.

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. EDT and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.williamsgrove.com or call 717-697-5000.

Sunday at Weedsport Speedway, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. EDT and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.weedsportspeedway.com or call 315-834-3067.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races 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 Sprint 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 updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

You’ve talked all season about getting better as a team at tracks where you haven’t been as successful as you wanted to be. How big was winning at Eldora last week to break a long dry spell there?

“It was a really big accomplishment for us. Anytime you put a goal out there and are able to accomplish it, there is some satisfaction. We’ve been really close to winning at Eldora for quite a few races and just came up short. My guys just kept working harder and harder to come up with a winning combination. It was all hard work. We learned something each time we went there and even had to work hard through the night Friday to get us where we wanted to be. It felt great to finally get back to victory lane at Eldora, and then to come back make it two in a row was really good for everyone on this Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team. They went back to the shop this week to prepare for what we know is going to be tremendous challenge out East. We love the challenge and are really looking forward to it.”

One challenge when you race at Lincoln and Williams Grove is that the core group of local drivers and teams is so strong. Does that change your approach or provide any additional motivation to win when you get to Pennsylvania?

“We want to win every place we go. If we are at dirt track, our goal is to leave with the trophy. Things get hyped up a bit more when we go to Pennsylvania, but that’s good for our sport. We are privileged to be out here, and thanks to Tony Stewart and partners like Bad Boy Buggies, Chevrolet Performance and Curb Records to be able to do what we do for a living and race against the best in the business every night. We know that, when we come to Pennsylvania, the field of cars is going to be a lot deeper but it doesn’t change our approach. I’ve got an incredibly talented group of people around me and we’re having a great time right now. We’re really excited about every opportunity that comes our way.”

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 four-wheel-drive 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, four-wheel-drive 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 four-wheel-drive, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds.

About Chevrolet Performance®

Driven by more than 100 years of motorsports heritage, Chevrolet Performance fuels the passions of automotive enthusiasts through high-performance vehicles, parts and racing. Performance cars include Camaro SS, SS 1LE, ZL1, Z/28 and the COPO Camaro. Chevrolet Performance parts include crate engines, transmissions, controllers and street-level components. Chevrolet competes in NASCAR, NHRA, IMSA, IndyCar and a variety of circle track racing series.

More information can be found at: www.chevrolet.com/performance

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – On the Podium Again at Knoxville!

(Bill W) May 13, 2015 – Wayne Johnson found himself on the podium at Knoxville Raceway with the FVP National Sprint League on Saturday. The third place finish put him on the podium in a 410 at Knoxville for the first time since last July. The Knoxville start occurred due to a pair of ASCS National Series rainouts at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City on Thursday and the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday. The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team will spend this weekend at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” racing their 360 in preparation for the 360 Nationals in August.

With a strong 38-car field in the house, Wayne registered the eighth quick time of the night on Saturday. “Our 410 program has been on the uphill climb,” he says. “Knoxville has been a struggle the last couple years. We just figured a few things out, and we have a motor that runs really good. We got a little lucky I guess.”

After making it through a tough heat race (finishing fourth), the redraw saw Wayne draw a starting spot outside of row one for the feature. “We were lucky enough to start on the front row,” he says. “With the tire and wing packages we have, starting in the front is a big thing. It’s hard to pass. I think we only had the fifth quickest lap of the race, but we ended up finishing third.”

After following Bill Balog the first five laps, Wayne surged into the lead on lap six. “I just got a little too excited, a little too early,” he says. “Basically, I just used the tires up. I blistered the heck out of them. The track was different on both ends. Three and four was definitely different, because of the shade, I guess. One and two was slick, which made it a little tricky to set the car up.”

On lap 16, Danny Lasoski was able to get by in traffic. Tim Kaeding got by on a late restart for second. “I knew I was a sitting duck there on that last restart, because my tires were hammered,” says Wayne. “To finish that thing third…it’s been awhile since we’ve been on the podium at Knoxville. We’re pretty excited about that. We are building our 410 program, and it’s going well.”

The 410 racing will take a break this weekend. “We hurt the motor a little,” says Wayne. “I don’t think it’s anything serious, but we’re going to run the 360 at Knoxville this weekend, and test for the 360 Nationals. We’ll be at Knoxville this week and next week for sure.”

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…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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’s last win at the now shuttered State Fair Speedway in his hometown of Oklahoma City came on March 24, 2007 in the ASCS National Spring Nationals. The win came aboard the Hammers/Forbes #94 ahead of Aaron Berryhill, Gary Wright, Brian Brown and Foster Landon. He led all 30 laps.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays! To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Townline Variety, Outlaw Wings, City Vending, Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car, Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

HENDRICKS RACING PR: READY TO RACE!

by Tommy Goudge (May 13, 2015) - Pain Court, Ontario - Tyler Hendricks, his father Scott Hendricks, and the Hendricks Racing team are ready to go 360 Sprint Car racing when Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season begins this Friday night!

Tyler was a rookie to both dirt tracks and Sprint Cars in 2014, as he competed in the inaugural season of racing for Ohsweken's Crate Sprint Car division. The former asphalt ace will be a rookie again in 2015, as the team has made the jump to the 360 Sprint Car division at the Brantford-area track.

"I am excited to take the next step in my racing program after getting a taste of racing Sprint Cars in the Crate class last season," Tyler said. "The 360 class at Ohsweken is full of talented drivers that will make it very challenging on a weekly basis.

"Our goals to start the season are to qualify for the A-Mains, and finish all the races. Chasing Rookie of the Year will be difficult with eight potential rookies signed on for this year. Hopefully the experience we gained from the Crate class last year will expedite my learning curve with the added horsepower of the 360 class."

The team will focus on Ohsweken's weekly program, with trips to Southern Ontario Sprints at South Buxton Raceway also a possibility. Tyler’s grandfather Don and his “Panic 09″ Late Model were fixtures in the Southwestern Ontario racing scene during the 70′s and 80′s. Don, in fact, won the first Late Model feature ever held at at Raleigh Raceway Park (now South Buxton Raceway) in 1971, along with track championships in 1975, 1979, and 1985. The Don Hendricks Memorial is run annually at South Buxton, honouring the popular driver who lost his battle with cancer in 1995 at just 48 years of age.

"It is 20 years this year, with (Don's) annual memorial race scheduled for June 20th at South Buxton," notes Scott.

The Hendricks Racing team has been fortunate to enjoy long-term support from several key sponsors. CF Industrial, Vertec Contractors , Loumar Trucking & Excavating , Spira Fire Protection, ImageFactor.ca, and Nooyen Farms have all been with the team for over 6 years, while newer supporters have also joined the fun.

"Reigling Brothers have come on board this year as one of our primary sponsors," Scott said. "John Reigling is a former Southern Ontario Sprints tour champion, and he understands what it takes to run one of these cars.

"I have always really liked the 360 Sprint Cars and, with the support of our outstanding partners, we are able to give this a try for the 2015 season."

The team has also had help from Steve Lyons' Creative Edge & Signs, and Dave Dykstra and his Dykstra Racing team.

"We have known Steve for many years, as Tyler and Steve raced on the same go-kart team," Scott said. "Steve is very detail-orientated, as you can tell by the quality of work he does. He did an outstanding job on our car's graphics this year.

"We would also like to thank Dykstra Racing. Dave builds his own engines, and did all the work to freshen ours and help us out this season."

Follow Tyler and his Hendricks Racing team's 2015 season at www.HendricksRacing.ca, on Twitter @TEAMHENDRICKS orwww.twitter.com/TEAMHENDRICKS, and on Facebook by searching "Hendricks Racing". Official 2015 Hendricks Racing t-shirts will be available soon - stay tuned!

Hendricks Racing would like to thank all their sponsors and partners for their support during the 2015 season, including Reigling Bros. Truck & Equipment Sales, CF Industrial, Vertec Contractors , Loumar Trucking & Excavating , Spira Fire Protection, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, ImageFactor.ca, Dykstra Racing, and Nooyen Farms.

 

 

FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT AT ATOMIC

Full Racing Slate for $5.00

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Saturday, May 16 Atomic Speedway will hold its first Fan Appreciation Night for just a Five dollar general admission for all race fans. Event organizers urge fans to bring a carload of new fans out for this amazing deal that features four exciting classes of race cars for one low admission price.

On the race card are 803fire.com AMRA Late Models, Precision Grading Modifieds, C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods, and Racesaver 305 Sprint cars.

Gates open at 4 p.m., pit gates open at 2 p.m. and Hot Laps are at 6 p.m. General Admission is just $5 and Pit Admission $30. Twelve and Under in the pits is $15 and free in the general admission section.

Today’s Sponsor Spotlight is on Vallery Chevy of Waverly, Ohio featuring a Full inventory of both new & used vehicles; Parts, Tires & Service. Call 740-835-4217 or visit www.vallerychevy.com

On the coattails of a very exciting and successful 7th Annual Dan Reno Memorial Atomic Speedway track Owner/Promoter Brad McCown and Dan Reno Memorial Promoter Darrell Reno have decided to reward the great fans and race teams at Atomic Speedway for the 2016 event. The 8th annual Dan Reno Memorial will be Saturday May 7, 2016 paying an increased purse to Late Models and Modifieds $3,622 to win $222 to start

As always there will be special awards for drivers and several fan giveaways.

This race will be the first Saturday in May every season.

Stay tuned as more details will be released in this great event!

For more Atomic Speedway information, please call 740-703-9749 or visit << www.atomicspeedway.net >>

Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

 

 

Tyler Thomas to race POWRi Midgets at Brownstown, Macon, Ill.

Tyler Thomas will drive the American Racing Custom Wheels Spike-Esslinger in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series at quarter-mile Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill., Friday (May 15) and at the one-fifth mile Macon (Ill.) Speedway on Saturday.

The 19-year-old from Collinsville, Okla., won at Macon in 2012 for his second POWRi National Midget victory. Thomas has a second-place and two 10ths in seven career starts at Macon. He was 13th in his only start at Fayette County in 2012.

Thomas has finished second in his last two POWRi events, May 1 at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., and May 2 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. He was seventh in the POWRi race at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on April 24. Thomas, who is running a partial POWRi season, is fifth in points although he’s started only three of six events.

“I’m really excited about the rest of the season,” Thomas said. “We have seemed to figure out the new car and shock package pretty quickly and, hopefully, we will get that win pretty soon. I’m looking forward to going back to Brownstown. We had a great run in 2012 without a good result to show for it. It’s always a fun track that gets slick with two grooves. Hopefully, Mother Nature will allow us to get back to racing this weekend, especially at Macon, always another exciting place.”

Thomas and his father and crew chief Brian Thomas are in their first season with the Spike chassis.

“I have to thank American Racing Custom Wheels, Spike and Advanced Racing Suspensions for really stepping up our midget program this year,” Tyler Thomas said. “I am more excited about midget racing right now than I have been in a while.”

 

 

Thunderbowl Raceway

An extremely close point battle has developed after the first three King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series races of the season, with a trio of drivers separated by just one-marker at the top of the standings. Lemoore, CA’s Carson Macedo heads into the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway atop the points, in what is his first full season with the series.

The 18-year-old has finished on the podium in all three events so far this year, including runner up efforts the last two weeks aboard his WFO Apparel/ Tarlton & Son Inc/ Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino No. 21x machine. Macedo will be in search of his first KWS win on Saturday to help maintain the point lead.

“We’ve had a great start to the season and I can’t thank Tom Tarlton, my crew chief Paul Baines and my whole team enough,” said the youngster, who came within two-laps of winning the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial last year. “There will be a tough field of cars like there always is with the King of the West Series, but I’m looking forward to the challenge. Thunderbowl Raceway is my favorite track and I have a lot of confidence going right now.”

Fellow Central Valley youngster Dominic Scelzi of Fresno ranks second in the standings, tied with veteran Bud Kaeding of Campbell. Scelzi just recently turned 18-years-old and has put together podium finishes the last two weeks while driving his Scelzi Enterprise/ Red Line Oil No. 41 mount. In his career he has one King of the West victory, which came at the Stockton Dirt Track in 2013.

Kaeding has a won a number of races in his career at the Thunderbowl, most notably without the wing, and has scooped up the last two main events with the King of the West 410 Series. The three-time USAC National Silver Crown champ drives the famed Morrie & Katie Williams owned ZERO Sprint Car with the KWS tour. Kaeding is gunning for his first series title in 2015, after finishing runner up last year.

Chico's Kyle Hirst claimed the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial last season with the King of the West 410's and returns this Saturday aboard the locally based, Dennis & Teresa Roth owned No. 83jr Sprinter. The 27-year-old captured the last two series championships while driving the Roth Motorsports machine. Hirst was victorious in the KWS opener at Placerville Speedway in April.

Competing alongside KWS for the first time this year will be the always exciting USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprints. It will be the first of three combo events in Tulare featuring the two series’ on one night, with the others occurring on July 25 in the Peter Murphy Classic and the October 10 KRC Safety Fall Shootout. Also on hand this Saturday will be the Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars.

Bud Kaeding & Hollister’s Ryan Bernal captured the two USAC West Coast features held during the World of Outlaws/ King of the West weekend in March. Both are also anticipated to pull double duty this Saturday, competing with KWS & USAC. Bernal in fact, leads in all-time West Coast wins at the Thunderbowl, with nine to his credit. Kaeding's five victories rank second.

Bernal last year performed a clean sweep at the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial, setting a new track record in qualifying, winning his heat race and then the 30-lap main event.

Chris Faria was an up and coming driver who was the youngest of five children to Danny Sr. & Arlet Faria. He grew up on their farm in Tipton and was known as the prankster of the family. Chris unfortunately lost his life at the age of 21 during a farming accident and his memory has been kept alive with a memorial race at the Thunderbowl Raceway ever since.

Brian was the oldest of the five Faria children and was taken from us in January of 2006 during an accident while driving on a highway. Brian enjoyed helping out with the track preparation at the Thunderbowl, as he drove the water truck and the grader among other things. The Chris & Brian Faria Memorial has become a cornerstone of the track schedule and is always a special night for everyone with the Thunderbowl Raceway.

Reserved grandstand seats for the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on Saturday cost $20 with general admission bleacher tickets $18. To reserve your seat contact (559) 688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm with racing expected to get underway around 7pm.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. More info can be found at http://www.thunderbowlraceway.com

 

 

J&J DRIVERS KEEP UP FAST PACE ON THE TRACK

McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing drivers and teams made it another successful week by racing to victories all across the United States and in western Australia. Donny Schatz swept the World of Outlaws weekend at Eldora. Nick Snyder and Eric Riggins, Jr., scored USCS wins. Lee Grosz made it two in a row with the MSTS. Carl Bowser and Eric Williams were J&J winners in western Pennsylvania and Luch Monte came home with the victory at Perth Motorplex in western Australia.

USCS

Friday night's USCS event at Traveler's Rest Speedway in South Carolina won't be soon forgotten by 16-year-old Nick Snyder. Snyder took the early lead behind the wheel of his No. 116 J&J. He got the jump on the opening lap and fended off a late challenge in the 30-lap race from 11-time USCS champion Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J).

Gray and Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J) completed the podium, while Lance Moss (No. 23 J&J) was fifth and Eric Riggins, Jr. (No. 47 J&J) came home sixth to give J&J five of the top-six.

The youth movement continued in USCS action Saturday as 19-year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. came out on top at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia. Riggins wheeled his No. 47 J&J past Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J) on lap 22 of the 30-lap race. The victory was his 11th career USCS triumph.

The top five finishers were driving J&J's. Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J) was second, Gray was third, Johnny Bridges (No. 07 J&J) came home fourth and Lance Moss (No. 23 J&J) rounded out the top-five.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Donny Schatz continued his strong start to 2015 with a pair of World of Outlaws victories at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Schatz raced the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J into the lead on lap 14 in Friday's 30-lap WoO A-Feature and never looked back to win his seventh A-Feature of the season. On Saturday, the six-time WoO champion led every lap of every race he entered - sweeping his heat, the dash and the 30-lap A-Feature. It was the fifth time in his career he swept consecutive races at the same facility.

PERTH MOTORPLEX

Luch Monte scored the victory last Saturday night at Perth Motorplex in his No. 17 Milwaukee Tools backed J&J.

MSTS

Lee Grosz made it two straight wins in Midwest Sprint Touring Series action behind the the wheel of his No. 4j J&J. Grosz started evening by winning his heat and then started the main event on the front row. Grosz led the entire race to score his second MSTS triumph.

LERNERVILLE

Carl Bowser raced to victory Friday night at Lernerville Speedway in his No. 10 J&J. Bowser took the lead on lap five from Brett Matus. His run to victory was slowed only by a pair of cautions. The final slow down was on lap 19 and he would race around the cushion the rest of the way to earn his first win of the season.

MERCER RACEWAY PARK

Eric Williams raced to victory Saturday night at Mercer Raceway Park in his No. 7 J&J. He overtook Brett Matus and Jack Sodeman, Jr. following a lap 12 restart and raced away to win the 25-lap main event.

PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY

Jake Waters earned his first win of the season Saturday, May 2 at Port Royal Speedway in the 305 division.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Interstate Pit Stop!

(Bill W) May 13, 2015 – A busy week saw driver Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team compete at three events. An eighth place finish (without brakes) with the Sprint Invaders at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, was followed by a pair of FVP National Sprint League events. The week saw perseverance both on the track and on the interstate!

Last Wednesday saw the team draw a starting spot in row four for their Sprint Invaders heat at Oskaloosa. “That’s what I call a typical Deuce Motorsports draw,” says Josh. “It was only my second time at Osky, but the track was beautiful. It was really too good in the heat race. We got a good jump though, and we were able to get up to fourth. We had a good racecar.”

The finish put Josh in the main event, starting 11th. “Unfortunately, when I went for the brake pedal, there was no brake,” he says. “Whether or not you need brakes for Osky, you definitely need them to run the bottom. The biggest thing it does is mess with your head. You don’t want to run up behind anyone hard and have no stopping power.”

Josh hung in there for an eighth place finish. “I was just trying to salvage what we could,” he says. “We had a beautiful racecar, it was just unfortunate we didn’t have the brakes. I think we may have had something for the top five. The Sprint Invaders field is getting tougher and tougher though. It’s almost getting to be where you have to start up front to finish there.”

The team headed for Friday’s FVP National Sprint League show at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska, but suffered a flat tire on the rig about a half hour west of Des Moines on I-80. “It was an exciting experience…I don’t know of any other way to put it,” says Josh. “We were two and a half hours out (from the track) and at 4:20 p.m. the tire finally showed up. I had given up hope. But that dude changed that tire in about twenty minutes. He was a rock star. I asked the boys if they wanted to go on to Eagle or head to Knoxville and relax. They said, ‘Hell, we came this far, we might as well go now.’ That showed the dedication our team has to race.”

Without ever seeing the track and arriving as hot laps were starting, Josh laid down the sixth quick time of the night amongst a stout 30-car field. “That was awesome,” he says. “I had made just a handful of laps. I went out there and didn’t really think about it. I was focused on keeping the car straight as possible and making the best lap I could. I think it shows how far our program has come over the years in trying to get our qualifying better.”

After battling into the fifth and final transfer spot in his heat race, he would slip on the last lap and miss by one spot. “I came for the white flag and got into the hole in turn one,” says Josh. “It was just a complete driver error. It was poor management on my part. I had been catching (Danny) Lasoski a little…I don’t know, it was just driver error.”

Josh would bounce back in the B and garner the fourth and final transfer there. “We got a little high in one,” he says. “It seemed there in the B, it hurt us to start on the bottom. The guy on the top seemed to get a little better run. We did what we had to do to make it out though.”

Starting on the tail of the feature, Josh would officially be scored 20th. “We were just trying to stay out of trouble,” he says. “I knew that hole in turn one was going to be a hindrance. I told the guys if we ran thirty laps in that hole, we were going to come back with a junk racecar. We just never ran as good as we would have liked. The driver needed to sit up in the seat a little more. We kept the car in one piece and we lived to fight another day. Eagle is a really neat place, and we had a lot of fans traveling over from Iowa to see us. We’re looking forward to going back there.”

The NSL series moved on to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. Qualifying went well again for Josh, as he was ninth quick in the 38-car field. “We went out mid-pack, and we really were able to lay a nice lap down on the bottom,” he says. “We’ve struggled with that the last few years. We were really pumped to be ninth quick. We were really nice in the heat too. We had a shot at second and we ended up third.”

That was enough to put Josh in the redraw for the feature. He would start outside row two. “I could see that Terry (McCarl) had problems coming off of four,” he says of a four-car crash. “I was more or less just trying to get out of the way. We were able to avoid that. They ended up counting the lap, which hurt us a little bit. (Tim) Kaeding kind of snuck underneath us.”

Josh would settle in for the feature after that. “We ran sixth or seventh most of the race,” he says. “Towards the end, we gained a lot of stagger, and the car got free. We just weren’t really comfortable…we faded a little bit at the end and we finished 13th. I think we’re going to get better every week there. We’re excited to build on that.”

The team is looking forward to a two-race weekend that will include “Sprints Gone Wild” pitting the NSL vs. the MOWA series in Jacksonville, Illinois on Friday. Saturday, they will be back for weekly competition at Knoxville. “The last time I was at Jacksonville was 2008,” says Josh. “We won with the Sprint Invaders there. I convinced my car owner to go back. We’re having a lot of fun running these races right now. Also, it makes you a lot better getting these laps. It makes your car better, makes you sharp and helps you get your motor tuned too.”

World of Wheels

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Universal Therapy Group

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Josh on Twitter and Facebook

Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team…

Twitter: @JSRACING49 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsracing49?fref=ts

Josh’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Josh’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Josh” in the Subject Line.

Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of their partners for the 2015 Season: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, Universal Fitness, MD Orthopedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for God, Trinity Archery, Ideal Ready Mix, Ted's Body Shop, Norm's Koestner Electric, Automotive Machine, J&J Auto Racing, Engler Injection, Hoosier Tire, Grand Strand Salon, Haircrafters, Matteson Marine, SignTec, Weld Wheels, Hepfner Race Products, and Mountain Dew Kick Start.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – On the Mend!

 (Bill W) May 12, 2015 – Terry McCarl is on the mend after a nasty crash last Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Altoona, Iowa driver was in a prone position when he was hit by another car. A fractured vertebrae was the diagnosis, but TMAC fells blessed that it wasn’t worse and he’s feeling better than expected and hopes to be racing again soon. The TMAC Motorsports #24 will be at the Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois this Friday night for the FVP National Sprint League vs. MOWA “Sprints Gone Wild” event. If TMAC can’t be behind the wheel, then his son Austin will be.

The week started last Wednesday with the Sprint Invaders at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa (home of the 20th Annual $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge on Monday, August 10). “I was actually planning on Austin running at Osky, but I hadn’t run in so long and at that point, it looked like it was going to rain out the weekend again,” says TMAC. “On the first start of the heat (starting fifth), we were able to get the lead. They called that one back for someone else, and that hurt us on the second one. The guys in front of me weren’t going to let that happen again.”

He would finish third in the heat and start ninth in the feature. “We don’t race 360’s very often, and the track kind of fooled us,” says TMAC. “We had a little too much gear in the car. Our Rider engine runs great, we just had too much gear. That showed because we were driving by guys on the bottom early, but once we got to third, and the momentum was up top, I just couldn’t build any speed. That’s where we finished. It was a good way for us to get out there and learn something. You can do that every night, and you need to.”

The NSL hit Eagle Raceway in Nebraska on Friday night. TMAC would time in third quick amongst the stout 30-car field. “I haven’t raced a 410 there for years,” he says. “I did race Jeremy Scadden’s 360 there last year. We went out late in qualifying and turned a really good lap. I was pretty happy with that. Our motors are just running really well. Our whole program…I’m comfortable every time I’m out there, it’s just a matter of whether we’re really good, or we’re perfect and we win. Doug (Rankin) is doing such a good job.”

He would start sixth in the heat and grab the fifth and final transfer spot. “We were a bit tight in the heat,” says TMAC. “This NSL thing is so tough. It’s like an Outlaw show really. You invert six and take five…someone really good is probably not going to make it out. There’s a lot of pressure there, but we made it.”

The redraw for the main event went well for TMAC. “A cute little girl in the grandstands drew a two for us and we were sitting pretty well,” he says. “(Brad) Loyet had the preferred line on the start, and it was going to be difficult to beat him with that moisture on the bottom. We tried to hang with him and wait for something to happen. Unfortunately, our good friend Lynton (Jeffrey) got upside down. That gave us an open red, and we were able to change a shock and make a couple of adjustments to the car that made me feel a lot better.”

On the restart, he set his sights on Loyet. “I was trying to move around a bit,” says TMAC. “It was a fun racetrack. They did a really good job to get the race in with all the rain they had. It made it a tricky racetrack too. The straights by the fence were really slick, there was a lot of moisture on the bottom, and Eagle has the big bank…you want to get up there and build some speed eventually. I was trying to do that and Brian (Brown) got by me. I headed back to the bottom and waited for traffic.”

After a battle in the top three, TMAC would settle for sixth at the checkers in a thriller of a race. “We were able to get by Brown again, and the middle groove was coming in,” he says. “That got me up on the bank with some moisture too. I thought I had a good shot at winning the thing. I just got caught up by a couple of lapped cars. I came up on one I just couldn’t pass. If you follow a lapped car for a lap or two, you get slowed down to their speed and that’s where I was. I think we were second with four laps to go, and we ended up running sixth. It was my fault. It’s my job to get through traffic. Again, we were really fast and right in the hunt. If you make mistakes with this NSL, you’re going to get passed. There’s no margin for error.”

The beginning of the night at Knoxville may have been an omen. TMAC would lose an engine in qualifying. “I’ve been with Tommy Rider and his engines for years and I’ve never blown one,” he says. “I’ve broken a rocker arm and a valve spring. We’ve had some minor things. We sent it back and we’ll see exactly what happened. It shows how strong our engines are that the one lap I had in qualifying, I slid across the bottom into turn two. I nailed three and four. I came down the front straight thinking about how horrible my lap had been. We still ended up sixth quick, which shows you how great our motor is.”

The team got the motor changed and TMAC went from fifth to third in a tough heat race. “We put our backup in that has quite a few laps on it,” he says. “We ran it out in Vegas. It was just a rocket ship. We were able to go from fifth to third in the heat. I watched the heat before ours, and Brown was in the same spot. He didn’t make it out. That goes to show how tough these NSL races are. I was concerned, but it worked out. The ART Chassis and Rider engine were strong.”

He would draw a three for the main event. “The redraw worked out for us,” says TMAC. “On the start we were great on the bottom in one and two and I thought I had a good shot at passing Wayne (Johnson). Down the backstretch, the steering was funny. I thought I was just spinning my tires a little bit. I drove down in three and four and wondered what was going on.”

Unfortunately, it was mechanical. “Something in the front axle broke,” says TMAC. “The top of the wheel kind of fell in. From turn four on, I was just fighting to keep it straight. It was wanting to go left, and I was trying to turn it right. I was teetering back and forth. We were running third coming off of four, so there are 21 cars behind us going 100 miles an hour plus. It’s difficult for those guys to see you. It’s the first lap and they’re all in a big bunch. Unfortunately, for Brian (Brown), he got into our front left and did some damage. It’s upsetting and unfortunate, but really, he’s lucky he didn’t flip his butt off, destroy his car or hurt himself.”

That changed the position of the #24. “When that happened the car turned sideways and I thought, ‘Oh man, this is bad,’” says TMAC. “That’s the last thing I wanted to happen. When I crash, I get as far into the fetal position and close my eyes as tight as I can. I knew someone was going to hit me. I wish I could explain how hard of a hit that was. I’ve been in crashes before, but this one was different. Even by the time (wife) Lori got there all the way from our pit, I still thought I was hurt really bad.”

TMAC is thankful for his safety equipment. “I just can’t say enough about these seats and the safety equipment,” he says. “I’ve broken both my legs, and been hurt every way you can be. I run everything that Butlerbuilt sells. I’ve got the driveline padding, the bell housing stuff, the driveline belt, everything. I’m so happy our sport went to the weight rule back in the day. We have a bar across the back of the seat that keeps the rear-end from going into the tailbone. The rear-end hit me so hard that it bent that bar. It’s exactly in the spot where my back is fractured. Back in the day, it would have been really bad. I also had the Butlerbuilt seat insert. It’s like the Indy car guys have. You pour it in after you sit in your seat and it molds to your body…plus I have another jelly pad that Butlerbuilt gave me a few years ago. Without all that, I would have been a lot worse off.”

You can see TMAC’s head snap in some of the video footage. “Really my neck doesn’t hurt,” he says. “These seats that we have now don’t allow your head to move that much. I’m pretty amazed at how good I do feel. It was such a disappointing thing, but you look back and think about how lucky we were. It’s part of what we do. Accidents are going to happen. Everyone was able to walk away, which is the most important thing. It took the whole front off of Brad’s (Loyet) car and he was able to walk away. If you watch the video, you’ll see RJ Johnson did a great job of missing us, and ran into the fence destroying his car. I know that’s a bummer for him. It was a heck of a crash, but what matters is we all walked away.”

TMAC will know more today about his health. “I’m going to the orthopedic surgeon today,” he says. “Unfortunately, I already know him by first name. After that, we’ll know where we’re at. I feel pretty good. I think I’ll be back soon. We’ll see what the doctor says.”

Missing time means missing out on a fun battle with his competitors at Knoxville and the NSL. “It really motivates me to run against the guys that we are right now like Danny (Lasoski) and Guy Forbrook,” says TMAC. “I’m just disappointed. I wanted to compete with them with no excuses. Although this is a legitimate one, it’s still an excuse. I just wanted to battle them and see how it turned out. That’s the disappointing part of it, but it is what it is. I’ll be back stronger than ever. It just motivates me to get stronger.”

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

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This Week in TMAC History!

TMAC has two wins at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on this week in history. The first came in the Brad Gray #51 in 1996. Marlon Jones was second, ahead of Chad Mellenberndt, Don Droud Jr. and Butch Hanssen. In 2001, driving his #24, he topped Chad Meyer, Gary DeWall, Justin Henderson and Gregg Bakker.

"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, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Vortex Racing, Mastell Brothers Trailer Sales, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, SuperFlow, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, Snap On Tools, Sposato Paint, Winters, Kilani Fender, Inc., DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Taco Bravo, Brown and Miller, Pro Shocks, Ben Cook, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Octane Ink, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Dynasty Stucco, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, KSE Steering, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Butlerbuilt and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

NSL And WoO Wins Highlight Week For KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: The biggest stars, and the best cars continue to shine with KSE Racing Products, and with a very bust weekend in the rear view mirror, KSE Racing Products salutes those that scored victories.

The World of Outlaws and the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series shared the spotlight at the world famous Eldora Speedway, and after two days of racing and four feature events, it was a KSE Racing Products weekend sweep. Donny Schatz swept the World of Outlaw portion with his KSE Gen2/Black Series HPD Pump and Stringray Wing Valve and Wing Cylinder while Robert Ballou and Justin Grant each took home USAC hardware in thrilling fashion.

With the National Sprint League returning to action, Brad Loyet picked up a last lap win on Friday night at the Eagle Raceway with his KSE Racing Products, while Danny Lasoski continued his Knoxville Raceway dominance on Saturday night, as he scored his first career NSL win.

Danny Dietrich prepared for the World of Outlaw invasion at the Lincoln Speedway by picking up a win, while Greg Hodnett found victory lane at the Port Royal Speedway. Justin Sanders continues to be one of the hottest drivers around as he picked up two more wins over the weekend with his KSE Racing Products.

Bud Kaeding is proving to be the dominant car with the King of the West Series, as he picked up his second consecutive win with the series on Saturday night aboard the Williams Motorsports No. 0 machine. Jonathan Allard won at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Bob Ream Jr conquered the Arizona Speedway, and Danny Martin Jr bested the Top Gun Series at the Volusia Speedway Park.

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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MVT / BOSS Opener Now Set for Wayne County Speedway MVT / BOSS Season Opener Now Set for Wayne County Speedway

Following a disappointing rainout at Fremont Speedway this past Saturday, the Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is now set to open the 2015 season at Jason and Kristin Flory's Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio. Twenty-eight wingless warriors were signed in for battle on Saturday despite the fact there were many other tracks running in the Ohio / Indiana area. Series and track officials expect another fine field to be on hand with drivers from six states indicating their intentions to compete.

For fans, this has become a show they do not want to miss! Not only will the ever exciting BOSS sprints be in action, but the weekly winged sprints of WCS will also be in competition for a $5,000 to win payday. Many of the regions top winged teams are expected, giving fans the opportunity to see the Midwest's finest drivers of both disciplines all in one night. General admission will be just $15.00 for ages 13 and up while kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes remain just $30.00. Gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7 pm.

The Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS series has around 20 drivers who will be chasing the 2015 championship points. Home state drivers include defending series champion Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio along with fellow buckeye drivers Michael Fischesser, Aaron Middaugh, Chuck Wilson, Chad Wilson, Andy Fike, Steve Little, Scott Hardman, Cooper Clouse, Bobby Distel, Kirk Jeffries, Kent Wolters, Lewie Christian, and Cody Gardner. Representing the keystone state of Pennsylvania is the always exciting Brandon Spithaler of Evans City, Pennsylvania along with Bob McMillin and Joe Butera. Other states represented are West Virginian Andre Layfield, Michigan's Josh Turner, Florida's Joe Liguori and Indiana's Dustin Smith.

Last season, the 2 events contested at Wayne County were quite the contrast from one another, yet equally exciting. Last May, the "Magic Man"Mike Miller appeared to have the main event victory within his sights, but 17th starting "Doctor" Andre Layfield gunned him down off the final corner in one of the closest finishes in BOSS history. In the fall event, the "Evans City Earthmover" Brandon Spithaler lived up to his name as he blasted across a very rough Wayne County Speedway in a legitimately terrifying display of driving. Spithaler was one circuit away from literally lapping the entire field en route to one of the most dominating victories in series history!

This show promises to be one of the best of the season. Mo Vaughn Transport and BOSS have raised the bar along with our series sponsors who include: Moose Racing, Hoosier Racing Tires, Lias Tire American Racer, Buckeye Machine, FAST Signs, Superior Tank, Kistler Engines, Design 500, TI22, DMI, Hochstetler Trucking, Indy Race Parts, McMillin Apiaries, The Bridge Restaurant, Lynn Cook, Cowen Truck Lines, A Plus Transmission, Apple Metal Polishing, and Southeast Harley Davidson.

For more information be sure the check out the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com We are also on facebook and twitter.

 

 

 

 

Series Update: F.A.S.T. Action Resumes with Two Rounds on May 15th/16th
Reed and Clark Lead the F.A.S.T. Charge Into Upcoming Weekend


 

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 (May 13th, 2015) - The 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series season will resume with F.A.S.T. ‘410’ and ‘305’ competition this Friday and Saturday, May 15th & 16th at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Each of the F.A.S.T. banners will be represented on both nights during the upcoming weekend; completing rounds five and six of the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series, and rounds three and four of the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series.


 

“The season is moving along pretty quickly” said F.A.S.T. series promoter Rich Farmer, “We have some great teams signed up to run all of our F.A.S.T. races in both divisions...the championship came down to the final night of action last year, and I’m sure it will be the same this year...I want to take the time to thank all of the series sponsors for 2015...their loyal support allows this series to continue to grow each and every year...we are already excited to continue the F.A.S.T. tradition in 2016.”


 

Byron Reed, the most recent winner during Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service competition, will lead the charge into Friday’s event at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Reed, winner at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, May 2nd, holds the top spot in the current championship chase with 576 points; leading former series champion, Craig Mintz, by 23 markers. Craig Mintz holds down second in the chase with 553 points; followed by two-time F.A.S.T. feature winner in 2015, Dean Jacobs, who has 545 points. Cap Henry and Chris Andrews round out the top-five, respectively. Chris Andrews joins the list with Dean Jacobs and Byron Reed as F.A.S.T. main event winners in 2015. Jacobs is the only two-time winner thus far this season.


 

Bobby Clark is in sole command of the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro standings with 295 points. The 2015 F.A.S.T. opening night winner at Attica Raceway Park has a 16 point lead over fellow series winner in 2015, Jordan Ryan. Ryan will enter Friday night’s event at Attica Raceway Park with 279 points, followed by Steve Rando two points back with 277 points; Alvin Roepke and Jamie Miller round out the top-five in the current standings.


 

There are currently 18 dates on the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series schedule in 2015; stretching from mid-April until early August. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprinters will headline 11 events in 2015, with an inaugural visit to the Waynesfield Raceway Park scheduled for Saturday, July 4th. The 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ title will once again be worth $10,000 to the series champion. $2,000 will be awarded to the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ series champion.


 

Upcoming Event Details:

Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM / Adults: $15; Seniors: $13; 11-15: $10; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7PM / Adults: $14; Seniors: $12; Students: $8; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30


 

2015 Winners:


 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Winners:
Round 1 - Friday, April 17th - Attica Raceway Park - Dean Jacobs
Round 2 - Saturday, April 18th - Fremont Speedway - Chris Andrews
Round 3 - Friday, May 1st - Attica Raceway Park - Dean Jacobs (2)
Round 4 - Saturday, May 2nd - Fremont Speedway - Byron Reed

 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Winners:

Round 1 -Friday, April 17th - Attica Raceway Park - Jordan Ryan
Round 2 - Saturday, April 18th - Fremont Speedway - Bobby Clark


 

Looking Ahead:


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events:
Round 5 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 6 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway
Round 7 - Friday, June 5th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 8 - Saturday, June 6th - Fremont Speedway


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Events:
Round 3 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 4 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway
Round 5 - Friday, June 12th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 6 - Saturday, June 13th - Fremont Speedway


 

Point Standings (As of Tuesday, May 12th)


 

Kistler Racing F.A.S.T 410 Points


 

 

 

 

 

 

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

5

Byron Reed

1

576

0

2

09

Craig Mintz

0

553

-23

3

97

Dean Jacobs

2

545

-31

4

53

Cap Henry

0

528

-48

5

19

Chris Andrews

1

524

-52

6

16

Stuart Brubaker

0

498

-78

7

40DD

Nate Dussel

0

474

-102

8

9Z

Duane Zablocki

0

461

-115

9

45L

Brian Lay

0

454

-122

10

83M

Broc Martin

0

427

-149

11

68G

Tyler Gunn

0

417

-159

12

60

Jody Keegan

0

409

-167




 

JLH F.A.S.T 305 Points


 

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

8

Bobby Clark

1

295

0

2

5R

Jordan Ryan

1

279

-16

3

19R

Steve Rando

0

277

-18

4

99

Alvin Roepke

0

276

-19

5

39

Jamie Miller

0

260

-35

6

2

Ricky Peterson

0

255

-40

7

77I

John Ivy

0

252

-43

8

12

Kyle Capodice

0

247

-48

9

3J

Trey Jacobs

0

235

-60

10

36

Seth Schneider

0

228

-67

11

25

Jason Keckler

0

222

-73

12

75

Jerry Dahms

0

195

-100

13

22M

Dan McCarron

0

168

-127

14

20I

Kelsey Ivy

0

154

-141


 

Social Media:

 

Be sure to stay updated with everything F.A.S.T. related and ‘Like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow F.A.S.T. on Twitter at @FASTseries.
 

Questions:

 

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 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.


 

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2015 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, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.  

 

 

$3,000 to win Mach 1 Shootout at Selinsgrove opens Lucas Oil ESS Season

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – With the opening weekend at Can-Am and Mohawk being weathered out, the 32nd Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) kicks off this Saturday at the famed Selinsgrove Speedway. It’s billed as the Mach 1 Shootout and pays a hefty $3,000 to win with $400 just to take the green.

A fast Snyder County oval will see the very best from the ESS ranks take on the stout Selinsgrove track regulars. Defending and five-time champion Steve Poirier will lead the brigade from the North. Jason Barney, Jeff Cook, Paul Kinney, Chuck Hebing, Dave Axton, Parker Evans, Tommy Wickham, Tim Axton, Joe Trenca, Steve Collins, Rob Dietrick and others will be on hand.

Probably the hottest 360 driver in the country Mark Smith will defend the home turf as well as TJ Stutts, Jason Shultz, Eric Tomecek, Derek Locke, Cody Keller, Ryan Kissinger, Colby Womer and more.

Throw in the likes of Davie Franek, Robbie Stillwaggon, Troy Betts, Mark Bitner, Keith Prutzman, Bryn Gohn and more you have a star studded field.

Car Mate Trailers brings you the heat events, Dave Franek Auto Sales is sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash, Lacaillade Masonry backs the B-Main all leading up to the $3,000 to win 25 lap affair. The event will pay points towards the overall Lucas Oil ESS championship as well as the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour 2015.

Mach 1 Chassis is based out of Mechanicsburg, Pa. Mark Smith himself is the man behind building the frames that have won all over the country. Mach 1 also sponsors the ESS hard luck award where the driver chosen to have the worst luck during the year will receive a Mach 1 frame.

The tradition of Selinsgrove and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints…it will be excitement guaranteed!!

Selinsgrove Speedway – May 16 – Racing at 7:00 PM

Website - http://www.selinsgrovespeedway.com/speedwayhome.html

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Selinsgrove-Speedway/198833163496169?fref=ts

Twitter - @RaceSelinsgrove

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

SERVICEMASTER CLEAN TO SPONSOR PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD

By Brad Vores

As the countdown to the Racing Xtravaganza Car Show continues, another sponsor has thrown its support towards the revamping of the winter racing show. Jaime Herbst of ServiceMaster Clean has come on board to sponsor the People’s Choice Award for the fan-voted best appearing car. “A lot of hard work is going into making this an exciting show,” Herbst commented about Scott Gobrecht’s recent acquisition of the show. “We are looking forward to seeing a great turnout and a lot of votes for People’s Choice Award. After all, it wouldn’t be a racing event without a little competition.” ServiceMaster Clean leads the service industry in customer satisfaction and value because they are dedicated to doing business the right way. Whether you need janitorial services or commercial cleaning, or you’re desperate for fire restoration or water removal, ServiceMaster Clean is prepared to give you consistently superior service that exceeds your expectations. Due to their commitment to customer satisfaction, they work with the most advanced materials and methods, and they provide its team members with ongoing training and quality assurance programs. As a result, no other vendor can offer the same caliber of extraordinary service they maintain everyday. ServiceMaster Clean serves many York and Lancaster area communities. “ServiceMaster Clean has serviced the local community for many years and we are excited for the opportunity to give back,” stated Herbst. “Race fans need something to look forward to in the off season and we are proud to be able to support the event.” ServiceMaster Clean can be found on the web at www.smbldgservices.com and via telephone at 717-390-2044 or 717-767-4567. Fans can check out www.racingxtravaganza.com for the latest for your Prescription for Racing Xcitement! The show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 6-7, 2016 at the Utz Arena on the grounds of the York Fair.

 

NSW SPRINTCARS’ NIGHT OF NIGHTS

Official Release: Sprintcar Association of NSW May 11, 2015

Around 130 people gathered at the Merrylands RSL Club for the annul presentation night for the Sprintcar Association of NSW.

There was plenty to be pleased about after one of the most successful and harmonious seasons in years coupled with big plans for season 2015/16 announced by the club’s home track, Valvoline Raceway.

The night was emceed by the Valvoline Raceway commentary team of Wade Aunger and Stu McCarthy and there were various video clips throughout the night which kept the big crowd entertained.

The night was also tinged with sadness when South Australian Trevor Green announced his forced retirement from racing due to a number of injuries sustained to his back.

There were many drivers who were recognised throughout the evening along with a number of officials who, without them, it would not be possible to race.

The following awards were handed out during the evening;

Battlers Award – Brandan Rallings Encouragement Award – Daniel Sayre Most Improved – Jimmy Matchett Rookie of the Year – Michael Saller and Lachlan Abbott Team of the Year – Dyson Motorsport Appreciation Awards – Alana Baines, Karen Skipper, Joanne Northam, Lisa Tormay and Clarice Winterbottom (50/50 sellers); Pass Powdercoating and Hoosier Tires Australia Special Thanks – Valvoline Raceway President’s Award – Kaylene Oliver Sid Hopping Excellence Award – Arthur Cowan Club Member of the Year – Steve Hopping Official of the Year – Wayne Baines Scott Darley Hard Charger Award – Max Dumesny Track Championship Awards – 10. Matthew Dumesny; 9. Trevor Green; 8. Grant Tunks; 7. Danny Reidy; 6. Jackson Delamont; 5. Toby Bellbowen; 4. Sam Walsh; 3. Max Dumesny; 2. Ben Atkinson; 1. James Thompson

Finally it was time for the annual George Tatnell Medal. The award for excellence across all fields for the season, presented by George’s wife Val and daughter Gaile, went to Sam Walsh.

Valvoline Raceway Managing Director, Steve Green, also spent some time explaining the newly formed Ultimate Sprintcar Championship. It was announced that the winner of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship will pocket $30,000, second will take home $20,000 and third will win $10,000.

It was also revealed that there will be additional prizemoney for the weekly shows next season with the A-Main now paying $4,000 to win and there will be 20-30 TV shows produced by Valvoline Raceway for a free-to-air station next summer.

With so much to look forward to next season, it was noted that there was a good vibe in the room as everyone eagerly awaits October.

The night was capped off with some hilarious entertainment provided by hypnotist, Steven Spellmaster. Many people have said it was the best awards night entertainment in years.

A big congratulations to the SANSW committee for organising the evening.

The SANSW would also like to take this opportunity to thank all officials, drivers, Valvoline Raceway, the dedicated Valvoline Raceway Crash Crew, Gunnedah and Goulburn Speedway and everyone else who have made season 2014/15 one of the best on record.

The season schedule will be released in due course. The SANSW AGM will be held in coming months and once a date is set for that, members will be notified.

In the meantime, stay connected with the SANSW on Facebook. Simply search ‘Sprintcar Association of NSW’.

 

 

Williamson fends off Swartzlander for Mods win on Diehl Night Bowser scores first win on 2015, King and McPherson repeat

Sarver, PA (May 12, 2015) On a summer-like night, Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Teas returned to the Lernerville Speedway. A quick and racy surface provided plenty of action throughout the evening. Mighty Mat Williamson earned a hard fought victory over Brian Swartzlander in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds. Carl Bowser cruised to victory in the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints and then chugged the Turners Teas in Victory Lane, while Russ King and Corey McPherson each recorded their second victories of the season.

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds:

The Diehl Modifieds began the feature racing for the evening as General Manager Rich Grossman and dozens of Diehl employees watched on from the press box. Dave Murdick held the early advantage from the pole, while Mat Williamson moved into second. 4th running Garrett Krummert brought out the first caution on lap 4 after sliding high off turn 2.

Williamson charged to the outside on the restart to get by Murdick for the lead. Behind him, Swartzlander moved into second a few laps later. Swartzlander would chase Williamson for the lead for the following laps until a lap 12 caution. 3rd running Jeremiah Shingledecker and 5th running Rex King Sr. both experienced mechanical troubles.

All eyes were on the front of the field as Swartzlander continued to challenge Williamson for the lead, but Williamson would maintain a slight lead through lap 20. On the 20th circuit, Swartzlander used a lap car to his advantage to clear Williamson for the lead off turn 4.

Two laps later, Williamson would do the same, as he powered off the top of turn 4 to take the lead, but also would make contact with Carl Murdick who then made heavy contact with Swartzlander. This daring move allowed Williamson to pull away for his first victory of the season.

"I hate driving four hours to lose," Said a delighted Williamson in victory lane. "I tried running the bottom but my motor was running really hot and it wasn't running so good when I had to shut it down so I stuck to the top and got lucky with the lapped cars. Brian's great to race with and I have a lot of respect for him and when we're racing side by side it's a really great show for the fans."

Swartzlander settled for 2nd, Dave Murdick took 3rd, while King Jr. (who started last after going to a backup car) and Krummert charged to take fourth and fifth, respectively.

Top 10:

1 Mat Williamson

2 Brian Swartzlander

3 Dave Murdick

4 Rex King Jr.

5 Garrett Krummert

6 Steve Feder

7 Shawn Fleeger

8 Tom Glenn

9 Bob Warren

10 Mike Turner

Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints:

AJ Flick and Carl Bowser led the 18 car field to green. Bowser raced out to the early lead on the outside, as Flick struggled to find traction, which allowed Brandon Matus to take 2nd.

Sye Lynch lost control in turns one and two and collected Jack Sodeman Jr. on lap two, ending the night for both drivers. In the first few laps, Ed Lynch Jr . also made contact with the frontstretch wall which forced him to go pitside; ending his bid for a third straight victory.

On a lap 5 restart, Bowser cleared Matus and set sail. Bowser worked lap traffic to extend his lead over Matus as the race hit the midway point. Flick then began to make a charge in the following laps, as he slid past Matus for 2nd, setting his sight on Bowser. A lap 19 caution for Scott Priester slowed the pace for the final time.

The restart saw Bowser flawlessly maneuvering the cushion to cruise to his first victory of the season.

"It's definitely been a rough start to the year for us," said Bowser. "You always try to do better over the winter and make yourself faster so we just tested a lot of stuff and some of it worked and some of it didn't. But we did some more testing this week and it really paid off and I think we got everything headed in the right direction"

Flick held on for second, while Brandon Matus held off a charging Brandon Spithaler for a podium spot.

Top 10:

1 Carl Bowser

2 AJ Flick

3 Brandon Matus

4 Brandon Spithaler

5 Brent Matus

6 Cory Good

7 Jimmy Morris

8 Scott Priester

9 Ralph Spithaler

10 Davey Jones

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models:

Michael Norris and Mike Pegher Jr. set the pace for the Precise Late Model feature. Norris would charge to the outside of Pegher to lead the first lap. Pegher made contact with Norris, allowing Russ King to quickly move into second.

The first caution waved on lap five, as Gary Lyle spun in turn two. The ensuing restart saw King, Norris and a charging John Mollick battling for the lead. Mollick charged to a momentary lead on lap 6 with a well executed slide job in turns 3 and 4.

However, King would quickly fight back to take the lead the next lap. Last week's winner Alex Ferree advanced from his 10th starting spot to move by Mollick for 2nd on lap 8. Ferree begun to reel King in for the lead, as both drivers were glued to the top in turns 3 and 4 and the bottom in 1 and 2 for many laps.

Ferree jumped the cushion in 3 and 4 several times throughout the second half of the race, as he tried everything to catch King. This allowed King, who kept rattling off consistent laps, to drive away to his second victory of 2015.

"It was a really good time tonight," King said. "The track slowed down and got racy for us."

Jared Miley made a late race charge to third, while Mollick and Pegher Jr. rounded out the top five.

Top 10:

1 Russ King

2 Alex Ferree

3 Jared Miley

4 John Mollick

5 Mike Pegher Jr.

6 Michael Norris

7 Brian Swartzlander

8 John Garvin Jr.

9 Kenny Schaltenbrand

10 Ed Ferree

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman:

A rash of cautions slowed the early pace in the 20 lap Pic-A-Part Sportsman night-capper. Jim Fosnaught held the early advantage from the pole position, although Corey McPherson mounted a charge to 2nd by the second circuit. The two drivers raced side by side for several laps, with McPherson running the cushion and Fosnaught running a lower groove.

McPherson was able to clear Fosnaught on lap 13 to take the lead, but a caution two laps later slowed the field again. On the restart, McPherson jumped the cushion in turn four, allowing Fosnaught to slide into the lead.

But McPherson would not make this mistake again. The Tarentum driver charged hard off turn four on lap 17 to overtake Fosnaught. In the final laps, McPherson quickly extended his lead to win by 3.2 seconds.

Paul Schreckengost made a late race charge to finish 2nd, while Fosnaught fell back to 3rd. Mike Miller and Brett McDonald rounded out the top five finishers.

Top 10:

1 Corey McPherson

2 Paul Schreckengost

3 Jim Fosnaught

4 Mike Miller

5 Brett McDonald

6 Joe Kelley

7 Scott Byers

8 Jeff Miller

9 Aaron Easler

10 Joe Zambotti

Fab Four Racing continues next Friday evening with Ladies Night

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS RETURN AS MARKETING PARTNERS

by Tommy Goudge (May 12, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of McDonald's Restaurants of Brantford & Paris as marketing partners for the 2015 season, and presenting sponsor of the Sportsman Shootout event on Friday, June 26.

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.

2015 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway's 20th season of racing begins on Friday, May 15 with Opening Night 2015. The weekly Friday night racing program will include 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. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

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 partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, 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.

 

 

Learning in First Weekend with Roth Motorsports

Reid VanEck - CDR Public Relations Email: cdr-pr@dollanskyracing.net Contact: 507-215-0260

Craig Dollansky returned to competition this past weekend with the World of Outlaws as he joined forces with the legendary Roth Motorsports team beginning at the ultra-fast Eldora Speedway on Friday.

Set to go with 39 drivers on hand at the ½-mile, the night began with Dollansky timing in 29th fastest in qualifying. In an early hole, the Roth Enterprises KPC Chassis entry started outside row four in heat competition and gained one spot and was forced to run the B-Main.

With the team still working to gel and understand each other each time on the track, Dollansky gained a few positions in the B-Main but ended up using a provisional to tag the back of the 30-lap feature. Starting deep in the pack of the main event, the Elk River, Minnesota native continued to get more comfortable in the HR Cattle sponsored sprinter improving as the A-Main progressed turning their best lap late in the race and finishing 18th.

“Friday we were just trying to get acclimated with the new team and get comfortable in the car, explained Craig. “I wasn't in the right spot on the track in qualifying and that put us in a hole. We had to use a provisional but got by some pretty decent cars and learned some things. It helped me get comfortable and confident with the car and prepare for Saturday.”

With Mother Nature threatening, the Saturday program got underway after a bit of a delay. Turning what was a strong lap for his draw in qualifying, Dollansky ended up slipping to 18th fastest missing the heat inversion by only a couple of positions. As it was, the Roth Motorsports #83 started inside row three in heat competition and finished 6th just missing a transfer position.

After starting on the pole of the B-Main and leading all 12-laps, the #83 team led by crew chief Sonny Kratzer made final preparations for the main event where ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ started outside row nine. After a caution in the early stages of the 30-lap A-Main, Dollansky gained a few positions on a track that was still very fast from the rain earlier in the day. Running sixteenth as the laps wound down, the Roth Enterprises entry gained a couple positions in the final circuits taking the checkered flag in 14th.

“I felt like we cut a pretty good qualifying lap on Saturday but we dropped out of the inversion,” commented Dollansky. “With all the rain they had it made it fairly difficult to pass, we made some headway but not like we had wanted but we just need to get qualified better which we’re working on.

Dennis and Teresa Roth have a first class operation here and give us the tools necessary so I’m looking forward to continue working with the team and getting stronger as we go.”

The Roth Motorsports #83 team will now travel to Lincoln Speedway as they continue working in the right direction hitting the track next with the World of Outlaws this Wednesday.

 

 

Ball and Kline Drive White Lightning Motorsports into Victory Lane

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 12, 2015) - White Lightning Motorsports drivers Jamie Ball and Devin Kline powered to a pair of victories last week.

"It was a great week for our team," Ball said. "It's nice for both of us to get a win early this season. We know we've got the cars capable of winning so now it comes down to executing and taking advantage of opportunities each race."

Ball kicked off the week last Wednesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders. He finished second in a heat race to lock himself into the dash, where he placed third. The feature inversion then started Ball on the outside of the second row for the 20-lap main event.

"It was fantastic from the get-go," he said. "I ran the most consistent 20 laps of my career. I quickly moved my way to the front. I was in second within three laps and took the lead on Lap 6."

Ball led the distance of the race to capture his first career triumph at the track and his first with the Sprint Invaders.

"We had three or four yellows at the end that made it difficult," he said. "I had some pressure on me, but I was able to get the win. The second-place driver could get in good through the center and it seemed on exit (of the corners) my momentum would carry me through. I kept my momentum up and drove the wheels off it. It felt great to win a 360ci race outside of Knoxville."

Following Midwest races that were rained out on Thursday and Friday, White Lightning Motorsports tackled Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for the track's season-opening race.

Ball qualified 13th quickest and placed second in a heat race to line up on the inside of the seventh row for the main event.

"It definitely was not the start we were looking for," he said. "We got behind the eight ball with a bad qualifying time. The heat race went all right, but then the feature didn't go well. It turns out we had a mag that went bad. The engine wouldn't run and got us back in the field racing with some newer guys. One of them put us in the wall. We changed the right rear tire during a caution and we got back out on the track. The motor ran ok for about four laps and then started acting up again so we pulled it in."

Ball was credited with a 21st-place result.

Meanwhile Kline kicked his season opener off on the right foot. He timed in sixth quickest during qualifying in the 305ci class. Kline then maneuvered from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to lock himself into the feature, which he started on the pole following the feature inversion.

"On the first start me and J. Kinder were side by side going into turns one and two and turns three and four," he said. "We had a caution and on the second start he got a little better start than me. We were a little off on the setup and I just couldn't do anything with him on the restarts."

Kline ran second for the first nine laps before Kinder pulled off the track because of a mechanical issue. Kline led the final six laps to secure his third career victory at Knoxville Raceway.

"It was unfortunate that he broke, but it was in my favor," he said. "I still had to fend off some pretty good cars. We definitely got lucky, but still had to do some driving. It gives us a boost and a lot of confidence with our program. We set our sights to go after the championship and the first night was a step in that direction."

White Lightning Motorsports will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

May 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: 1 (4).

May 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 21 (13).

DEVIN KLINE:

May 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 6 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 1 race, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's first win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 9: https://youtu.be/ErMdMcbuxjQ

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 - Matt Jones Trucking

Matt Jones Trucking is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business from Monroe, Iowa. Matt specializes in the transportation of livestock throughout the Midwest. Call Matt today at (641) 891-0686 to get an estimate on all of your shipping needs.

"Matt Jones has been a long time crew member, supporter and sponsor of the 5J cars for the past 10-plus years," Ball said. "Matt and his family (Christy, Jaslyn and Evan) have been instrumental in our success over the years. It is a pleasure to have Matt Jones Trucking on board the 5J cars this season."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank Jerry & Kelly Johnston, Housby, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Timberline Tree Service, BCP Weddings, The Hearing Clinic, Iowa State Savings Bank, Ostrich Racing Engines, Sweet Manufacturing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Hoosier Tire, Bell Helmets, MPD Racing, Driver Websites, Champion Oil, Wingdance Graphics, 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Trenca Scheduled to Make World of Outlaws Career Debut Sunday at Weedsport

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (May 12, 2015) - Joe Trenca has been dreaming about this weekend for as long as he can remember.

Trenca is set to make his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series career debut on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y.

"Ever since I can remember I always dreamed about racing with the Outlaws," he said. "Now that it's finally going to happen, it's surreal. It's going to be cool to race against them. It's going to be tough. There's a lot of stiff competition."

Trenca has only raced at the track once, which was in a micro sprint a few years ago.

"It's a small track," he said. "It's going to be hard to pass. It has tight corners around there. You'll have to really be on top of your game."

The Mucci Motorsports team will kick off this weekend on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Three of Trenca's four races this season have been at the half-mile track and his best finish has been a 12th-place result.

"I've learned a few things driving-wise, but more importantly we've learned a lot about our new car," he said. "Hopefully that will help us this weekend. I think the biggest thing is starting position. I don't think we've started better than 20th. That all relies on the heat race. We need to get a good start in the heat and try to turn things around."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

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 - Empire Sub Shop

Located in Liverpool, N.Y., Empire Sub Shop features a menu that includes more than 65 varieties of subs, wraps and sandwiches as well as salads, soups, chicken wings and side dishes. For more information, visit http://www.EmpireSubShop.com.

"We really appreciate everyone at Empire Sub Shop for their help this season and we look forward to a lot of success together," Trenca said.

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Outdoor Factory Outlet, National Parts Peddler, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Chase Dietz Ready for World of Outlaws Debut! ‘Gettysburg Clash’ Lone Event on Upcoming Weekend Schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (May 12th, 2015) - Chase Dietz will make his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series debut tomorrow evening - Wednesday, May 13th - at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania behind the wheel of the Scott Gobrecht owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, ServiceMaster Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, no. 44 sprint car. The annual ‘Gettysburg Clash’ featuring ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ will headline the Pigeon Hills venue on Wednesday night; welcoming the nation’s finest traveling sprint car drivers into ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ country for the first time in 2015.

“I’m pumped to say the least!” said Chase Dietz, “The World of Outlaws is the very top level of our sport...getting an opportunity to race with those guys is an awesome feeling...I just want to thank Scott Gobrecht and all of our sponsors for this opportunity...the talent in the pit area tomorrow night will be sky high...we are really excited.”

Chase Dietz, a rookie in the ‘410’ sprint car ranks in 2015, will join the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ on Wednesday night in hopes of defending home territory against the national travelers. The York, Pennsylvania native, who will have ‘home track advantage,’ will go head-to-head with some of the most notorious names in sprint car racing today including Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart, and defending World of Outlaws champion and point leader, Donny Schatz. The ‘Gettysburg Clash’ will be Dietz’s lone start against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series this week.

“Our goal is to make the show and finish as high as we can” said Chase Dietz, “I think that is a respectable goal for us...we’ve had some good runs at Lincoln this year...we are still learning as a team and I am still learning as a driver...there isn’t much pressure on us because we have nothing to lose...we’ll go in there and work as hard as we can to race towards the front.”

Those interested in learning more about tomorrow night’s ‘Gettysburg Clash’ at Lincoln Speedway can do so by logging on to www.lincolnspeedway.com

Race fans can keep up with Chase Dietz during his entire 2015 racing campaign at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Follow Chase on all of the available social networks including Facebook: Chase Dietz Racing and Twitter: Chase Dietz Racing.

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Recent Highlights: Finished 11th during the ‘Sprint Spring Championship’ at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 4th

2015 Wins: 0

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Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, Service Master Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, Baker Door Company, Gardy Enterprises, Miller Fabrication Inc., Pancho's Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Cheryl Rohrbaugh's Cleaning Service Inc., Case Beer & Beverage, Godfrey Racing Engines, Kleffels of Hanover, Nevin’s Automotive, H&H General Excavating, McSherrystown Moose #720 Family Center, Direct 2Tee Printing, and Aero Wings.

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About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Blaney Records Top 10 at Eldora Speedway During World of Outlaws Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 12, 2015) - Dale Blaney highlighted last weekend's World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Eldora Speedway with a seventh-place result on Friday.

"The first night went ok," he said. "We put ourselves in a good position. The start of the heat race is so crucial. I just didn't get the best start."

Blaney opened the night in the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed sprint car by qualifying 14th quickest, which put the CH Motorsports driver on the pole of a heat race. Unfortunately, he fell to third on the start and finished in that position to miss a spot in the dash. It lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"Come feature time I knew we'd have a pretty decent run," he said. "We don't see that track very often at Eldora. It was kind of rough and choppy. My goal was to get to fifth and we got to seventh. We were pretty happy with the way it went. We have a pretty good base there and I've always been pretty good there. It was a pretty respectable run for us."

It marked Blaney's 11th top 10 - and his second with the World of Outlaws - this season.

Blaney kicked off Saturday's race with a third-place qualifying effort before he advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. He then maneuvered from fourth to third place in the dash to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"We qualified better and raced better all night long until the feature," he said. "Starting third you hope to jump to third or second on the start. I didn't get the best start and fell back to fifth. Then we had a restart and I fell back to seventh. We finally got going eight or 10 laps into it. I felt like I got pretty good in the middle of the race."

However, a mechanical issue popped up late in the race as the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored car was in contention for another top 10. Blaney, who was running eighth, was forced to pull into the pits with three laps remaining. He was credited with a 19th-place finish.

"That turned a pretty good weekend into a fair weekend," he said.

Blaney will compete this Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

He also leads the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions championship standings heading into the next All Star weekend, which is May 22 at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and May 23-24 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 8 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 7 (14).

May 9 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 19 (3).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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Beierle Seeking Engine for Upcoming FVP National Sprint League Events

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 12, 2015) - Andee Beierle is seeking an engine after her weekend debut in a 410ci went up in smoke.

Beierle is without an engine following mechanical problems that sidelined her on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during the first-ever FVP National Sprint League event at the half-mile oval.

"I think I made two or three laps in hot laps and it just let go," she said. "There was smoke and then it let go. That's just part of racing. It's a machine and a bunch of metal parts. It's going to happen."

Beierle is hopeful to buy, borrow or rent an engine to compete in the upcoming FVP National Sprint League events. If anyone has an opportunity, email ABeierle41@gmail.com.

Last Friday marked Beierle's first career race with a 410ci engine as she competed with the FVP National Sprint League at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

"The first time was incredible," she said. "I just can't believe the difference in everything. They take off way faster than anything I've driven. That extra power makes the handling a lot easier. It was a great experience and it went really well. The car was in one piece at the end of the night and that's one of the most important pieces."

Beierle opened the night by qualifying 27th quickest. She then finished seventh in a heat race and ninth in the B Main.

"I wasn't going for positions that night," she said. "I was going for the feeling and getting used to the car. I felt like as the night went on I was able to do a lot better. It showed in hot laps at Knoxville on Saturday because I was able to have full confidence in the car and not lift because the track was so tacky. I definitely progressed and got more confident. I just hope we can get back on the track sooner than later."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 8 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 9 (7).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_B_Racing41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Turn 1 Tavern

Turn 1 Tavern is a racing bar located in Knoxville, Iowa, only a short walk from the famed Knoxville Raceway. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/TurnOneTavern?fref=ts.

"Turn 1 Tavern is a completely remodeled bar that promotes safe and clean entertainment," Beierle said. "It's a great place for people to hang out after the races."

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Arienco, Inc., AB Auto Detail, Harmony Stables, Simpson Race Products, Simple Website Creations and IETF for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Hagar Hoping to Claim First Career Hooker Hood Classic Victory

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (May 12, 2015) - Derek Hagar is hungry for his first career Hooker Hood Classic victory.

It's one of the marquee races at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and has been circled on his calendar. The date comes this Saturday at the quarter-mile bullring, where Hagar has won five times since 2011.

"Hooker Hood is a legend around here," he said. "To have an event like that, it's pretty big and there's a lot of history around here. Hooker drove my grandpa's car back in the '70s. He was a wheel man. It's pretty neat for everybody."

Hagar claimed three victories at Riverside International Speedway last season and has recorded 10 top fives and 17 top 10s in 22 races at the track during the past four-plus years. However, a Hooker Hood Classic triumph has eluded him.

"I think last year it got rained out five or six times and then it happened on a week when I was out of town racing a 410," he said. "Stormy Hood does a heck of a job promoting it. She's the one who started the whole deal and after Hooker Hood passed away she kept it going in his memory. It's getting bigger and bigger every year."

Hagar has competed at the track once this year. He finished with a 16th-place result after being caught up in a crash during the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass main event.

"I think we had a pretty good car at the Rock 'N Roll 50," he said. "We just put ourselves behind the eight ball drawing an eight (in the feature redraw). You have to get a good draw and hope for the best."

Hagar had two Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events on his schedule rained out last weekend.

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Hagar 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.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com.

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, R.E. Enterprises, Ti64 and B&D Towing for their continued support.

 

 

Boespflug Becomes Free Agent

Plainfield, IN - Tuesday May 12th, 2015 - Monday evening Chad made the decision to resign from the Kenny and Margo Baldwin Owned, Baldwin Brothers Racing #5. Numerous factors went into Chad's decision to step away from the team. A few scheduling commitments weren't fulfilled that included appearances to Amsoil USAC National races that sponsors of Chad's were anticipating their participation. Overall the team and owner were not meshing as well as had hoped. When asked about his decision Chad replied, "I am thankful for the opportunities they gave me and for everything they did. Things just weren't working out, and I wasn't having fun anymore, but I wish them the best."

When asked about his future plans Chad replied, "I currently have some ride possibilities, but nothing set in stone. I am open to opportunities for both local races and USAC National races or potential marketing partners for my personal owned NineEight Motorsports #98."

Thank you to all Continued Supporters: Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DRC Chassis, Hinchman Indy, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Midwest Shades, RevvedUp Industries, Shaws, and STIDA.

 

 

T.J. Michael Will Join F.A.S.T. on Friday & Saturday Earned Pair of Top-Ten Finishes on May 8th/9th

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Fremont, Ohio (May 12th, 2015) - After earning a pair of top-ten finishes during the most recent weekend, including a third place finish during the ‘Engine Builders Challenge’ at Attica Raceway Park, Texas native T.J. Michael will move ahead and prepare for another full weekend of ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car competition back in northwestern Ohio. Michael will join the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series this Friday and Saturday; planning to focus solely on ‘410’ competition on Friday night, followed by a double-duty plan of attack on Saturday.

“We have another busy weekend ahead but we are pretty used to it by now” said T.J. Michael, “We want to race as much as possible so entering both divisions helps with that...the guys work hard every week getting both cars ready for the weekend...we’ve had our ups and downs but we keep learning...hopefully we can capitalize soon and get that first ‘410’ win.”

T.J. Michael will visit the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday evening, May 15th; joining the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series for a full night of competition. Michael finished third last Friday night, May 8th at the Attica bullring during the ‘Engine Builders Challenge’ ‘305’ sprint car main event worth $1,200. The Plano, Texas native has one ‘305’ feature victory at ‘A.R.P.’ in 2015.

Action will resume on Saturday evening, May 16th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Once again, T.J. Michael will join the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series, as well as participate in F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series competition. The Texan has done the ‘double-duty’ on multiple occasions already in 2015; piloting the Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop no. 8M ‘410’ sprint car, and the Fremont Fence Company, B&L, Kear’s Speed Shop no. 18 ‘305’ sprint car.

During his most recent start, T.J. Michael visited the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 9th. It was his first ever visit to the Mercer short track; taking part in the ‘Saturday Night Live!’ regular program featuring the ‘410’ sprint cars. Michael finished tenth during the ‘410’ sprint car main event

“It was my first time ever at Mercer so we were pretty pleased with our results” said Michael, “The track was similar to what we run here in Ohio...hopefully we get an opportunity to go back this year.”

News and information regarding the F.A.S.T. Championship Series can be found online at www.fastondirt.com.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire 2015 campaign; right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow T.J. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Finished third during 'Engine Builders Challenge' main event at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 8th

2015 Wins: 2 (Gator - Texas; Attica - Ohio)

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Fayette County Raceway and Macon Speedway May 12, 2015

Millstadt, IL - The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will head to Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois on Friday, May 15th. Rained out in 2014, previous winners in the National Midgets at Fayette County Speedway include Brett Anderson (2012) and Michael Pickens (2011). In Outlaw Micros, previous winners include Andrew Felker (2012) and Trent Beckinger (2011). Always a fan and driver favorite, POWRi's solo appearance for 2015 at the high-banked ¼ mile is one not to miss!

On Saturday, May 16th teams will invade Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Motor Series are set to take the stage. With the weather already claiming the first of six Macon Speedway events for POWRi, fans are anxious to see open wheel racing at its finest at the 1/5th mile high-banked oval. In midget competition, Zach Daum and Bryan Clauson each came out on top in 2014. In the micros, Devin Feger and Nathan Benson claimed feature wins at the track in 2014. Fans can expect to see plenty of rim-riding and slide-jobs galore as both tracks can be described as hammer down and action packed.

For further information, go to www.POWRi.com.

 

 

Dewease and Crew Tuned Up for The Outlaws

05/08/15-05/09/15

A decent pill draw had LD sitting to go out for time trials in 16th at Friday night's World of Outlaws "Tune Up" at Williams Grove Speedway. But by the time he made it onto the track, it had already begun to drop off and 17th is where he timed in. He was slated to start sixth in his heat, where he flew to third in one lap.

After the heat, he pulled into his pit and the team went to work. They ripped apart the car to change the u-joint and drive shaft with just enough time to spare before the feature. He started 17th and began picking his way through the field. The 25-lap feature went non-stop and LD finished 12th.

Saturday was another night of work for the Dietz Motorsports crew. After taking one lap in hot laps, LD pulled into the infield. Once he returned to the pits, the team got to work again, this time changing out the steering box.

LD was ready to go to take his fifth place starting spot in the fourth and final heat race of the night. He raced his way to third, claiming the last handicapping position. He pushed off in 11th for the feature and worked his way up to fifth to end his night and the weekend.

LD would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Wings Unlimited, Hank's Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, WRT Web Designs, WRT Speedwerx, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Bell Helmets, Schoenfeld Headers, SightScapes Pond and Garden, Fastener Specialties, Kelly Racing Fuels, GME Steerings, XXX Race Company, and Rider Race Engines.

WHAT'S UP NEXT: LD will be joining the rest of the PA Posse to battle it out against the World of Outlaws in this week's three nights of racing. It kicks off Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway, followed by Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway. LIVE updates will be posted to Twitter all three nights.

SO FAR IN 2015: Starts - 16, Wins - 1, Top 5's - 3, Top 10's - 7.

CONNECT WITH LD: Keep yourself up to date on all the LD Motorsports happenings by checking out LD's website (www.lancedewease.com), liking Lance Dewease Motorsports on Facebook, or following along on Twitter at @LDmotorsports.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Solid Weekend on the Road!

(Bill W) May 12, 2015 – The level of competition was tough, but “Dynamite” Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Motorsports #13 team was on their game last weekend. In two FVP National Sprint League events, they came home with a fourth and sixth place finish at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska and Knoxville Raceway in Iowa respectively. As the new team continues to jell, the NSL heads to Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois this Friday night for the $5,000 to win “Sprints Gone Wild” event. On Saturday, the team will head to Knoxville, before Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota tries to get their opener in on Sunday.

With limited experience on the 1/3-mile high-banked Eagle Raceway, Mark timed in 12th quick amongst the 30-car field and went from fourth to second in his heat. “Eagle is a fun, good, racy track,” he says. “It had been awhile since we’d been there. Since they ran 410’s last.”

After making the redraw, he would start outside row four for the main event. “We were able to sneak by and make the pill draw there as the last guy in,” says Mark. “My typical pill drawing skills came into play right away and we drew the eight. We had a great car. We kind of set up for the end of the feature.”

The car came in perfectly just as the 30-lap race was ending. Still, a solid run from eighth to fourth was the result. “We misjudged it a little bit,” says Mark. “We really weren’t racing around until the last five laps. We got shaking a little and passed a couple of guys at the very end. Towards the end, we had some lapped cars that we could take advantage of and the track widened out so you could move around on it. We were happy with fourth.”

The new team’s first test at the Knoxville Raceway was up next on Saturday. Mark would time in 11th quick in the 38-car field. “It wasn’t great, but it was nothing to frown about either,” he says. “We were eleventh quick there, and we were able to get up to third in the heat (from fourth). We weren’t very good there, but we have this new deal put together and we’re getting everything ironed out.”

The new team clicked for the feature and Mark drove from 11th to sixth. “We had a great car in the feature,” he says. “The track was a little bit choppy. One and two was pretty dry, but three and four had some moisture in it. I would say it was an unusual track for Knoxville. At the same time, there was room that we could move up and get by some cars.”

Mark should be at home Friday on “America’s Baddest Bullring”. “We’re excited to get back to the track,” he says. “I’ve never been to Jacksonville, but I hear it’s a little ¼-mile track. We’ve had success on those types of tracks, so we’re looking forward to getting down there.”

Jimco Motorsports would like to thank Senske & Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Right Choice Electric, Acme Tools, X-treme Polishing, Interstate Towing & Recovery, B/L Strong Box, Steffes, Dahlstrom Motors, GLB Transport, Tireboss, Forx Radiator, Anderson Auto Body, Gary Gruhot Farms, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek, Great Plains Plumbing & Heating, Ironman Welding, DAV, Rendezvous Region Construction, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING EARNS RUNNER-UP FINISH AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

SHREDDED LEFT REAR TIRE ENDS A TOP-FIVE RUN ON NIGHT TWO Mooresville, N.C. (May 12, 2015) -- Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing team returned to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio where they earned their first-career win as a team last season. Stewart earned a runner-up finish on Friday night and appeared to be destined for a third-place finish on Saturday before a shredded left rear tire stopped their run with just two laps remaining.

"We unloaded fast both nights (crew members Scotty Martin and Andrew Seamans), as always, did a great job for me," Stewart said. "We've been staying close to Donny (Schatz) in the points, although Saturday's tire issue hurt that a bit.

"Donny and his team are so darn good. It's a testament to them and how hard they work and it's a testament to my guys at how hard they're working to try to keep up with that guy. It's always a pleasure driving that number 2 car and it's a pleasure every time we get to race at Eldora."

Stewart qualified second on Friday night and finished second in his heat race to transfer into the dash. After finishing fourth in the World of Outlaws dash, Steawrt lined up fourth for the 30-lap feature event. On lap 19, Stewart passed Kerry Madsen for second place and began closing in on leader Schatz in lapped traffic. A late-race caution, however, gave Schatz an open track again and Stewart was unable to take the lead.

On Saturday, heavy rain showers delayed the World of Outlaws event with hot laps starting at approximately 9 p.m., local time. Stewart qualified 16th and won the fourth heat to transfer into the dash. He finished sixth in the dash, but quickly advanced through the field in the feature event. By the halfway point, he had moved into third place. With just two laps remaining, the left rear tire on the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 shredded in turn four. Although the tire failure caused significant damage to the Larson Marks Racing sprint car, Stewart was able to restart and finished 11th.

The team remains second in the series point standings, 55 points behind Schatz.

The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Penn., on Wednesday, May 13. QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: May 8, 2015 SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 2nd HEAT FINISH: 2nd DASH FINISH: 4th STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 2nd

TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: May 9, 2015 SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 16th HEAT FINISH: 1st DASH FINISH: 6th STARTING POSITION: 6th FEATURE FINISH: 11th SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 24 WINS: 3 TOP-FIVES: 12 TOP-10s: 17 FAST TIME: 4 NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Penn. on Wednesday, May 13.

 

 

Russ Hall – Victory Comes in Knoxville Opener!

(Bill W) May 12, 2015 – Russ Hall didn’t wait long to register his first win of the season. Last Saturday night, he picked up a victory in the 360 class at the season opener for the Knoxville Raceway. The win was the Pleasant Hill, Iowa driver’s third at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. After a Wednesday night crash at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Russ didn’t even think he could get the Skillz Motorsports #29 to the track three days later. This Friday night will see Russ in 410 competition at the “Sprints Gone Wild” event featuring the FVP National Sprint League vs. the MOWA series at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois aboard the Northrop Racing #83. He will be back in Knoxville on Saturday.

The Sprint Invaders were in Oskaloosa on Wednesday. Russ would finish fourth in his heat. “The track was fast early,” he says. “It was hard to pass in the heats. I was really rusty too. Usually by the first of May, I’ve raced eight to ten times. As it was, it was the first race of the year. As fast as it was, and Knoxville was on Saturday, it was a little tough to get the feeling back.”

Starting 12th in the feature, he charged forward and was battling for fifth with Jon Agan when they tangled. “I had some power steering issues, but we were really coming on at the end of that feature,” says Russ. “It looked like we were going to get into the top five when (Jon) Agan and I tangled up. It was just a racing deal. Unfortunately for Agan, Dakota (Hendrickson) hit him first when he came along. It was fortunate for me, because I was squared up and he would have hit me in the cockpit. As it was, we kind of bounced us around.”

Still the hit took its toll on equipment. “I’m running thin on parts,” says Russ. “It didn’t tear up too much, but it took our top wing and a couple of wheels. It didn’t look good for us as far as running on Saturday at Knoxville. One of my friends called me and asked what it would take to get me back on track. He helped me out, and I called Lynton Jeffrey to ask if he could have a wing ready for us. He had one the next morning. I’d like to thank them for getting us back on track. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have been racing.”

Russ, father Roger and the Skillz Motorsports team were burning the midnight oil and then some. “Actually, we borrowed a motor on Wednesday, so we got ours back for Knoxville,” he says. “We changed that. We worked all night every night and worked our full-time jobs during the day. I think by feature time Saturday night, we had had six hours of sleep since Thursday. Right before the feature, I was sitting in the push off lane during the 305’s and I actually fell asleep. Fortunately, someone wished me good luck and woke me up. I was worn out.”

He woke up for the feature. Having qualified eighth quick and making it through the heat race, he redrew a starting spot outside of row two. “We got off to a good start and the car was on a rail,” says Russ. “The track had a good bottom, and that’s where we like to run. We were able to get out front. Towards the end of the race, the car was getting a little looser, and I was getting more cautious. I didn’t want to make a mistake on a bottom that was getting narrow.”

A late caution put Justin Henderson on his bumper with a handful of laps to go. “I was getting through lapped traffic well before the restart,” says Russ. “I didn’t need it and had my momentum up. The last few laps, I overprotected. Justin Henderson’s fastest lap was lap 16, and that’s when he got by me. I dropped the hammer and got back by him. My fastest lap of the race was the last one. I think our Ostrich engines combined with our Schnee chassis are going to be really good this year.”

Russ is excited to get some 410 seat time in at Jacksonville, a track where he won the Herb Barlow Memorial a few years back. “It’s going to be wild for sure!” he says. “We’ll be in the stacked tube Schnee. We’ll see what we can do. We’d definitely like to make the show!”

Russ and the Skillz Motorsports team would like to thank: Waterfront Seafood Market, Kulow Trucking, Northtown Motors, Schnee Chassis, Ostrich Racing Engines, Tom Davis Automotive, Des Moines Industrial Products, Midland Performance, Octane Ink, Vortex, R&L Racing Shocks, Tony and Allison and Jocko’s.

 

 

Morgan Turpen Scores Another Pair of Top 5s

(Rob R.) May 12, 2015- Morgan Turpen continued her streak of impressive runs by capturing another pair of top 5s in South Carolina and Georgia this past weekend.

“I knew that when they sopped the race track before the feature I would be a sitting duck starting on the pole,” Morgan said on Friday night after the feature at Travelers Rest Speedway. “It ended up just being a track where anyone was fast, wheel spinning and junk. I can’t believe they messed up the good, racy, race track they had,” she explained in frustration.

Morgan started off the night finishing third in the dash and fourth in the heat putting her on the pole for the feature after the inversion draw.

“I just didn’t have the confidence all night that we could get this one done, we have been working on this thing non-stop and it just hasn’t been being nice to us,” Morgan said, “but I will take a third place finish as bad as I felt.”

The next night was a much needed confidence booster at North Georgia Speedway with Morgan. “Once again, I didn’t feel like I could finish in the top 10 with the way I felt going into the feature,” she said.

Turpen started off the night finishing third in the dash and third in the feature, putting her starting seventh in the feature. “We literally changed everything before the feature including shocks, tires, and wings,” Morgan explained.

Morgan started seventh and was running third before the first caution on lap seven. She was passing for second when the caution came out. “I knew I showed Riggins where the track was,” Turpen said.

Morgan ended up nipping her teammate and car owner coming to the checkered for a second place finish.

“Wow! That was a good feeling race car. I knew I had a fast car it was just a matter of finding the magic to make it work. I saw Terry getting real loose there about half way through the race and felt bad. Honestly, he gave me the new tires before the feature. T wanted to put everything into my car to see if we could get it working the way we knew it could. I am completely grateful for what he does for me. I will take a second place finish and hope that this thing feels like that every weekend from now on out,” Morgan said with a smile.

Turpen is preparing for the USCS Speedweek that starts on May 23 in Jackson, Mississippi. If the truck gets fixed in time, she will be competing in Baker, Florida and Milton, Florida with the SOS this coming weekend.

 

 

Four Races in Five Days for Brent Marks Racing! Marks Earns Pair of Third Place Finishes on May 8th/9th

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (May 11th, 2015) - After canceling their recent Eldora Speedway trip due to poor weather forecasts, Brent Marks Racing will finally have the opportunity to join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Brent Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, will go head-to-head with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ this Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for four complete programs in Pennsylvania and New York. ‘The Myerstown Missile’ has been one of the most consistent drivers in central Pennsylvania in 2015 and looks forward to using that momentum this week when the ‘Outlaws’ invade.

“We wanted to go to Eldora Speedway (OH) in the worst way but had to pull the plug” explained Brent Marks, “The weather was ‘iffy’ and the forecast didn’t look good for most of the weekend...we decided that our best option was to stay close to home where the weather looked good and it paid off...we plan to race with the World of Outlaws as much as we can this year and that all begins this weekend...we’ve been pretty good so far this year...hopefully we can use that momentum this weekend and try to beat the Outlaws.”

Brent Marks will follow the World of Outlaws for five days; competing in four separate events at three Pennsylvania and New York venues. Marks will kick off the upcoming week at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening, May 13th; competing in the annual ‘Gettysburg Clash.’ From there, Marks will follow the ‘Outlaws’ to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for back-to-back programs on Friday and Saturday, May 15th & 16th. The Williams Grove Speedway visit will be highlighted with the annual ‘Morgan Cup’ on Saturday, May 16th. The weekend will conclude with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series sanctioned ‘Empire State Challenge’ on Sunday, May 17th at the Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York.

“We have a very busy week and weekend ahead” explained Brent Marks, “Our goal is be consistent and put ourselves in a position to win...I just want to thank everyone involved with this race team...partners like BAPS, Creekside Auto Sales, Diamond Toyota, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel; they make a weekend like this possible.”

During recent sprint car competition, Brent Marks earned a pair of third place finishes in central Pennsylvania. ‘The Missile’ finished third on Friday evening, May 8th at the Williams Grove Speedway during the ‘Outlaw Tune Up.’ The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native followed that up with a third place finish at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 9th.

Those interested in learning more about the upcoming World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series swing through Pennsylvania and New York can do so by logging on to the official online home of the World of Outlaws at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire 2015 campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

======================== Recent Highlights: Finished 2nd with the All Star Circuit of Champions during the $15,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on April 25th

2015 Wins: 0

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Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, The Shelper Bros., Wolfrun Landscapes, Tim Spangler, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Circle Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products

 

 

Carl Bowser

Sarver, PA (May 11, 2015) – In only their third race of the season, Carl Bowser and the CBR #10 team were able to celebrate their first win in 2015 on Friday, May 8th at Lernerville Speedway. The victory is Bowser’s 22nd career victory and 15th at the ‘Action Track’.

“We have a great team between our crew and our partners and I’m excited to see the results reflect that,” Bowser said. “It was fun to be able to get our first win of the year at Lernerville on a great track surface. The fans here really support us and we appreciate that.”

The 2014 Lernerville Speedway track champion was able to best the competition by nearly four seconds, with A.J. Flick and Brandon Matus finishing second and third. He finished sixth at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, May 9th after starting eighth.

“It feels silly to say that we really needed a win after only two races but I really think it’ll help us get the momentum going in a positive direction for this season,” Bowser said. “We’ve had a slow, humbling start to 2015 in terms of results between rain-outs, a DNF our first night out and losing brakes on our rig on the way to a show.”

Saturday was Bowser’s first time at Mercer Raceway Park in 2015. And while his focus was on the track, fans in the Pittsburgh market were able to see him elsewhere: on television during the NASCAR race at Kansas Speedway. Marketing partner Turner’s Premium Iced Tea’s ‘Fueled by Turner’s’ commercial, featuring Bowser, hit the big screen for the first time.

“It was pretty surreal to be a part of something that well-produced,” Bowser said. “Kristin (Swartzlander of DirtyMouth Communications) has been a part of these shoots before and really prepared me for the process, but I had no idea the finished product would turn out like it did. Hats off to Nicholas and the Turner’s team.”

The commercial will air during NASCAR broadcasts in select zones in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market as well as additional action sports programming throughout the summer and fall. The commercial can also be seen through both Turner’s and Bowser’s social media platforms or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGDmFkH2qs.

The Carl Bowser Racing team would like to thank their 2015 marketing partners: Terry Bowser Excavating, Turner Dairy Farms, Reeseman Body Shop, Ringer's Pet Dog Training, MSMDesigns, Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, DirtyMouth Communications, Townsend Gas and Oil, Precise Tool and Die, and Trinity Jewelers.

To learn more about Carl and the CBR #10 team, you can like the team’s page on Facebook, follow Carl on Twitter as @CarlBowser, on Instagram, subscribe to the YouTube channel or visit CarlBowser.com. For more information, please contact Kristin at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com.

 

 

Nebraska 360 Sprints

Jefferson, SD-The roar of 700 horsepower Sprint Cars returns to Park Jefferson Speedway this Saturday Night. Park Jefferson has historically been host to the North/South Sprint Shootout presented by the Days Inn of North Sioux City, and will see that event occur again on Saturday as the drivers of the Midwest Sprint Touring Series based in South Dakota and Minnesota come south to tackle the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series. Over 25 of the top race teams from the region will come to do battle on the black gumbo of Park Jefferson Speedway.

“Our guys are fired up.” stated MSTS president Dereck Van Der Brink. “It is a great purse with $1,200 top prize and $350 just to make the A Feature. I know the guys from Nebraska are very talented, but we have a lot of great racers here in Sioux Falls and I think we will represent well”. Some of the names that are expected are Billy Alley, Jack Dover, Greg Bakker and Jody Rosenboom. Dover has been a dominating force at Park Jefferson, picking up wins in 2011 and 2014 before a vicious flying rollover sent him 70 feet off the track in the second 2014 feature. Joining the premier series will be the Petersen Machine Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts who will be racing for points. Gates will open at 5pm with hotlaps at 6:30 and racing at 7:00. Tickets for adults are $17 with children 6-16 just $5. The Park Jefferson clubhouse VIP is available for $30 with children 6-16 costing $15. Pit passes will be $30 for the event.

Park Jefferson Speedway is located 10 miles north of Sioux City off exit 4 on I-29. Lodging is available at the Days in North Sioux City, the closest hotel to the track. You can call 650-232-3366 and ask for the racers rate. Further information about the North/South Sprint Car Shootout can be found at http://parkjeffersonspeedway.myracepass.com or by calling the track at 712-202-5540. Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ParkJeffersonSD and Twitter at https://twitter.com/ParkJeffersonSD. Follow the series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MSTS360 and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-360-Sprints/137252736438504

 

 

Plenty of incentives for Attica stars to defend turf against World of Outlaws

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ATTICA, Ohio – When the World of Outlaws Sprint Series invades Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 29th not only will the Attica stars be gunning for the $10,000 top prize in the 40 lap Kistler Engines Classic they will also be racing for some big bonus money.

Any driver in the top 20 in the weekly Attica point standings after May 15th will be eligible for the following cash and contingency bonus’s of over an additional $10,000:

· The bonus program will be if anyone in the top 20 in Attica points can win the race they will receive a $2,500 bonus from Attica Raceway Park.

· Additional bonus contingencies are from Kistler Engines, Gressman Powersports, and Level Performance. If the driver is in the Attica top 20 in points and is running one of their engines and wins the race they will receive a $2,000 gift certificate from that winning engine company.

· All Pro Aluminum Heads is giving a $500 gift certificate if the winner is using All Pro Heads.

· Attica Raceway Park will also give the highest finisher in the A Main in the top 20 in points a $500 bonus. If a driver in the top 20 in points wins the race then the second highest finisher in the top 20 in points will get the $500 bonus.

It will be open headers, no mufflers required and show up points only for the May 29 event. The following rules will be in effect for all World of Outlaws shows in 2015. Certain manufactured seats and front axel tethers (including “king pin to king pin”) and torsion arm stops are mandatory. For the specifics go to www.woosprint.com in the rules section under 2015 rules bulletin 1.

Also, as a way to show the weekly stars appreciation for their support, Attica Raceway Park will pay the World of Outlaws $125 membership fee for anyone who doesn’t have one on race day who is in the Attica top 20 point standings after May 15.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

 

 

Bloomington Speedway’s Josh Burton Memorial Headlines MSCS and KISS Sprint Cars

Bloomington, Indiana – The Josh Burton Memorial continues to grow in stature at Bloomington Speedway. From a humble celebration of the popular young racer in its first iteration, it has become one of the most attended races of the year at the historic oval. This year’s event will be no exception.

Scheduled May 22, the Friday of the Indy 500 weekend, the Memorial will again see the Midwest Sprint Car Series and the King of Indiana Sprint Car Series racing for $2,500 to win and points toward both championships. In addition to the sprint cars, Bloomington’s racing program will include the RaceSaver winged sprint cars, modifieds, super stocks and hornet divisions. The special night will begin with the sprint car drivers meeting being held in front of the grandstands at the start/finish line.

Significant bonuses and fan souvenirs have been announced by the track management. Josh Burton Racing will award bonuses of $500 to the 410 sprint car feature winner, $200 to both the modified and super stock winner, and $100 to the hornet winner. Leslie and Terry Prince of Bloomington, are adding a bonus of $500 to the 410 sprint car feature winner and another $500 to the leader of lap 4 in the A-main. There is another $1,000 bonus to the feature winner if they have a roll cage halo welded into the car (from Josh Burton Racing). The “Henry Rifle” will be presented to the 410 feature winner by the Four Season’s Gun Shop. A $400 bonus will be awarded to the RaceSaver sprint feature winner by Dan Roberts. And, fourth place in the 410 sprint car B-main will earn a Hoosier medium right rear tire.

Josh Burton Memorial T-shirts will be sold at the south end concession stand, with all proceeds going to charity. Arizona T-shirts will be giving away T-shirts to fans throughout the night. And the Speedway will give one boy’s bicycle and one girl’s bicycle in a drawing using children’s admission tickets.

The grandstand will open at 5 pm, the pit gate at 4 pm, with hot laps at 6:30 and racing action beginning at 7:30. General admission is just $20, and the pits is $30. More details are available at www.bloomingtonspeedway.com, or from the track at 812-824-7400.

 

 

Hoosier Hundred

Indianapolis, IN (May 11, 2015)-by Jay Hardin, Track Enterprises

The prestige of the Hoosier Hundred and the history of USAC’s Silver Crown Series are luring former drivers and car owners out of retirement for the annual 100-mile event before the 99th Indianapolis 500. A popular former driver and car owner have teamed to make a formidable combination for the May 21 event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, while another former car owner is said to be teaming with a two-time Hoosier Hundred winner for an assault on the series.

Parma, Michigan’s Brian Tyler is second on the all-time Silver Crown win list with 17, just six behind series leader Jack Hewitt but his career was in jeopardy after losing a ride midway through last year. The former USAC Sprint Car Champion has a deal that has excited everyone heading into 2015, teaming with former car owner Ray “Junior” Kurtz. Tyler has victories on the dirt miles at Springfield and DuQuoin but is still in search of his first win on the tricky Indiana dirt mile. He has a Beast chassis at his disposal for the Hoosier Hundred.

If Tyler’s return has fans radar up, the return of car owner Kurtz to the series has many more on edge. From 1980-1992 Kurtz owned what many thought was the most beautiful dirt track championship car ever constructed, a Watson designed chassis with a traditional hood, belly pan and chrome grille. The car dubbed the “Plastic Express” made its series debut in 1980 with Bill Vukovich at the wheel and would also be driven by Rick Hood, eventually being paired with California veteran Chuck Gurney in 1982. The car and driver were nearly unbeatable, winning 10 times, all on one mile dirt tracks. Kurtz retired the machine after the 1992 season but came back as a car owner in the 1990’s for a brief period.

Last year Kurtz revealed that he was constructing a ‘new’ version of the Plastic Express, taking the Watson design and making a totally new, but old style Silver Crown car. The car will not be done in time for the Hoosier Hundred but is slated to make its maiden voyage later in the year.

Fellow former car owner Bob Galas was also known for building traditional style championship dirt cars and as the car owner/chief mechanic for the late Gary Bettenhausen. Galas is also working toward a series return and is said to be reuniting with 1991 and 1993 Hoosier Hundred winner Jeff Swindell. Between them Galas and Kurtz have three USAC Silver Crown titles and five Hoosier Hundred victories.

Fans can watch the past come to life at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday May 21. Fans can save $5 by purchasing advance tickets by calling 217-764-3200. Kody Swanson won last year’s race and is slated to return to defend his title.

 

 

MOTTER CREW CHIEF RANDY WOLFE LOOKING FORWARD

TO GETTING BACK TO HOME TURF

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (May 12, 2015) – If you’re a binge racing fan then the World of Outlaws has a schedule that is right in your wheelhouse. Beginning Wed. May 13, the Outlaws have scheduled five nights of racing in seven days.

The races, all on the East Coast, are home turf for the three Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop crew members who hail from Pennsylvania.

The first stop on the busy schedule is Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. Motter crew chief Randy Wolfe said as a racer he didn’t compete at Lincoln often, but he did have some success when he was turning wrenches for his son Lucas at this facility.

From Abbottstown, the teams travel to the famous Williams Grove half-mile for a Morgan Cup May 16-17 doubleheader, which is only about a 15-minute drive from Wolfe’s house. The Morgan Cup, which pits the Outlaws vs. the Pennsylvania Posse, has been contested for four years and so far the Outlaws are undefeated and have kept control of the coveted Morgan Cup trophy.

“I’ve logged a lot of miles at Williams Grove,” said Wolfe. “It used to be a regular Friday night occurrence.”

Then the series travels to Weedsport, N.Y. for a Sunday night show. The Outlaws have raced at this track only sporadically, a total of six times, and the last time was in 1993.

“The first year I raced sprint cars was 1976,” reminisced Wolfe. “I was a rookie, driving the URC series, and ironically the very first race I won was at Weedsport. It was primarily a Big Block Modified track and I haven’t been there since.”

The teams have a travel day on Monday, May 18 before setting up pitside at New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey Tuesday.

“We should do well at these tracks,” said Wolfe. “Sometimes it helps to have a little luck. There are a lot of variables starting with the pill draw that determines your qualifying order. Recently we have had a late draw which has set up challenges for us. A little luck there would have been helpful.

“Racing back in Pennsylvania against the Posse is the strongest competition you encounter all year. It’s more intense than racing in California or even Knoxville, but

when you do well it’s rewarding.

“We have been fast enough to have wins this year, and we’ve come close on a couple of occasions, but we just haven’t closed the deal.

“Racing is fickle. You try something that works and you think you’re on to something, but you go to another race with a different track configuration and different dirt, and you have to go a different direction with your set-up. Sometimes you have five seconds to

make a decision. It is insane.

“So on these tracks that I have raced on, I hope we will have a combination that works.

I don’t like sitting around so all these races in a row are good for me.”

Motter Team 71M Highlights

Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, Pa., May 13, 2015

In last year’s May event, the team qualified No. 2 and finished ninth in the feature.

In last year’s July event, Joey Saldana notched a No. 1 qualifying effort and came home fourth in the A Main.

Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa., May 15-16, 2015

In the first night of May competition, Saldana qualified No. 1 and came home runner-up.

On the second night he qualified second and finished 13th.

In July, Saldana qualified seventh and had a third-place podium finish. The next night

he qualified second and came home sixth.

Weedsport, N.Y., May 17, 2015

The Outlaws last raced here in 1993.

New Egypt, N.J., May 19, 2015

Last year Saldana qualified No. 1 and finished fourth.

 

 

Karpenko Returns with Podium Result
Chace Karpenko is the first to admit that his return to Sprintcar racing in last Saturday night’s 2015 season opener at Darwin’s Northline Speedway was far from easy, but he was pleased with the fact that he was able to end the night with a feature-race podium result.
In what was his first Sprintcar appearance in three years, Karpenko, aboard the NT # 21 Bridge Toyota / Maley & Burrows Barristers & Solicitors supported Maxim, battled through the tough track conditions on the night and came away with being able to snare the final spot on the podium in third.
Earlier in the night, Karpenko had finished third and fifth in his heat races and that gave him a position eight start in the feature race. In the 25-lap feature race, he managed to survive an early collision before going on to finish in third at the fall of the chequered flag.
Karpenko was happy to finally get back behind the wheel of a Sprintcar.
"I enjoyed getting back in the car and working with my crew again,” expressed the 29-year-old from Darwin.
“The track conditions really tested my fitness but I still enjoy the rough tracks and trying to adjust the car to suit - not that we were the best at it on the night."
Heading into Karpenko’s next outing, he feels that he and his team will need to make further changes to the car and it’s no doubt going to help him improve.
The second outing for Karpenko will be on the Saturday night of May 23 back at Northline Speedway.
Karpenko would like to thank his 2015 season supporters: Bridge Toyota Palmerston, Maley & Burrows Barristers & Solicitors, Lubrimaxx, Autosmart NT, NT Motorcycle Centre, Coonawarra Panel Works, Toyota Financial Services, H&R Block Tax Accountants, MAF (Mick’s Ally Fab) and Sign City.
To find out more about Karpenko, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Chace Karpenko Racing.

 

Zearfoss Ready to Challenge 'Greatest Show on Dirt' WoO Invades ‘The Grove’ for Back-to-Back Events

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (May 11th, 2015) - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will be making their first trek through central Pennsylvania this week; accompanied by some of the best sprint car drivers and teams in the country. Brock Zearfoss will join in on the siege against ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ this Friday and Saturday, May 15th & 16th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The ‘Outlaws’ will face off against the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ for two complete shows on Friday and Saturday night; highlighted with ‘The Morgan Cup’ on Saturday.

“One of the biggest weekends of the year for us” said Zearfoss, “A lot of money on the line this weekend so that’s always motivating...the car count will be big and so will the fan count...everything about the Outlaws coming to Pennsylvania is a big deal and we are pumped to be a part of it...it all starts with qualifying with these guys so hopefully we can be smooth and qualify well...starting in a good position for the heat race is important...our goal is to put ourselves in great positions both nights and get in the show...we have a lot of potential...we have a good group of guys working for us and a great group sponsors backing us...we’ll go in and work hard to represent Pennsylvania proudly.”

Brock Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, no. 3Z ‘410’ sprint car, will enter the weekend as a recent top-ten finisher at the Williams Grove Speedway during A-main competition. ‘The Jonestown Jet’ finished tenth at the world famous half-mile last Friday evening, May 8th during the ‘Outlaw Tune Up.’ Zearfoss will battle for an $8,000 payday this Friday night and a $12,000 payday on Saturday night; with another $5,000 being awarded as a Morgan Cup championship bonus.

“We had a pretty good run at Williams Grove last Friday so that’s important” said Zearfoss, “Hopefully we can do the same this weekend...I just want to thank all of my sponsors and those who support this team...without their help, we wouldn’t have much of a season.”

More news and information pertaining to the World of Outlaws events at Williams Grove Speedway can be found online at www.williamsgrove.com or www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire 2015 racing campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure ‘follow’ the ‘Jonestown Jet’ on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing

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Recent Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 24th & 25th.

2015 Wins: N/A

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Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckleys Limestone, JP Donmoyer Trucking, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Berkebile Oil Company, Stoner Solutions, Farmers Wife Restaurant, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports

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Gravel 11th at Eldora

PETERSEN MEDIA: David Gravel and his Destiny Motorsports team had a nice 11th place finish at the Eldora Speedway on Friday night before an early issue under the hood of their car on Saturday night sidelined the team early in the feature event.

“We had a good run on Friday night, we certainly could have been a little better, but we battled for a top-10 all race long,” Gravel said. “Saturday night we had a nice night going, but ended up with a DNF unfortunately.”

Friday night at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH, Gravel would time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply & Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine in seventh fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Finishing in the third spot, Gravel would move into the feature event, where he lined the Rick Rogers Construction/Boss Signs and Graphics/Maxim Chassis No. 7 machine up in the fifth row for the 30-lap affair.

On the high-banked ½ mile track, Gravel would spend most of his race battling in the Top-10 as he raced with Brady Bacon and Gary Taylor at times. When the checkered flag flew on the race, Gravel took the checkered flag with an 11th place finish.

“It was a nice finish, but we all want to be a little better, and I think we will get there for sure,” Gravel added. “It is a work in progress, and everyone is working very hard.”

Saturday night saw Gravel time in ninth fastest, putting him on the front row of the heat race alongside Paul McMahan. Finishing in the third spot, Gravel would again transfer into the feature event, where he lined up in the seventh row.

Only making a few laps in the race, Gravel would bring his machine to a stop, and ultimately retire from the event with a DNF.

“We put ourselves in a position to make the dash, I just didn’t take care of business in my heat race,” he added. “It’s been a fun few weeks so far with this team, and again, I have to thank Rick and Barb Rogers for giving me this opportunity. PA is tough, but we are all looking forward to getting there this week.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rod End Supply, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, , GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and David Gravel will be at the Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night before two nights at the Williams Grove Speedway Friday and Saturday night.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-7

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Madsen Fifth at ‘The Big E’

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team put a frustrating week behind them as they invaded the Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday night, and had two strong runs resulting in fifth and sixth place finishes.

“We had a really strong weekend,” Madsen said. “We had a car capable of winning on Friday night, but a shock issue and a hole in the right rear saw us fade back to sixth at the end of the night, and on Friday night we were very strong and moved forward to fifth from 12th.”

Friday night, Madsen opened his night up by timing in 10th fastest, before picking up a win during his heat race, and making himself dash eligible. With the draw playing out to his advantage, Madsen would find himself on the pole of the six lap shootout.

Grabbing the Dash win, Madsen would lead the field to green for the 30-lap feature event as he was very strong in the early goings, as he left Donny Schatz in his wake. At the race’s halfway point, the battle for the lead picked up in traffic, and after dueling for a few laps, Madsen would fall to the second spot, as he hung with Schatz.

Late in the race, Madsen would slowly slip through the field, as he held on to a sixth place finish as his right rear began going down, and he fought a suspension issue.

Saturday night, Madsen would get off to another strong start as he timed his machine in eighth fastest before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Lining up in the sixth row for the 30-lap feature event, Madsen continued to show great speed at the Eldora Speedway as many have been accustomed to, as he carved his way forward to end his weekend with a fifth place finish.

“These races are tough, and it’s always a good confidence boost when you can finish in the Top-5 after starting behind the dash cars,” Madsen explained. “We have had some funky things happen to us lately, and hopefully we can get some better luck on our side and string a couple of wins together.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-38, Wins-6, Top-5’s-21, Top 10’s-31

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing team will be in action on Wednesday night at the Lincoln Speedway before a Friday-Saturday double header at the Williams Grove Speedway.

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Dollansky 14th in First Weekend With Roth Motorsports

(DB3 Imaging)

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though their first weekend together did not produce results they were happy with, both Craig Dollansky and his Roth Motorsports team are pleased with the progress they made in two nights of racing and are looking forward to three nights of racing this week in Pennsylvania.

“The more laps I made in the car, the more comfortable and confident I got,” Craig Dollansky said.

Friday night, Dollansky made his first start aboard the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83, and timed in 29th fastest before finishing seventh in his heat race.

Lining up 11th in the Last Chance Showdown, the Elk River, MN driver would pick off a few cars, as he would finish 9th, as the team would elect to take a provisional into the nights’ feature event.

From the 25th starting position, Dollansky seemed to get comfortable lap by lap aboard the Mobil1/FK Rod Ends/Weld Wheels backed No. 83 machine, as he was able to gain a few positions, and finish 18th.

“I put us in a hole during time trials by not running the line I needed to,” he added. “Unfortunately we had to take a provisional to get into the A Main, but we were able to get by some cars.”

After a weather system delayed the start of the program Saturday, Dollansky would time in 18th fastest on this night, before finishing sixth in heat race action.

“Saturday night I felt like we had a decent qualifying lap and felt we should have landed in the Top-10 somewhere, but unfortunately we ended up 18th,” he added. “We missed transferring through the heat, and had to run the B Main, and we had a good car going into the A Main.”

Lining up on the pole of the Last Chance Showdown, Dollansky was race his way to the win, and move into the 30-lap feature event.

From his ninth row starting position Dollansky would again get moving forward in the feature event just as he did on Friday night, as he would work his way to 14th, where he would close out his weekend.

“Sonny, Brandon, John, and Drew do a great job with this Roth Motorsports team,” Dollansky added. “None of us were happy with our results for the weekend, but we are going to work hard to get Dennis and Teresa Roth’s car up front and winning races like it should.”

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 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: Craig Dollansky and the Roth Motorsports team will return to action on Wednesday night at the Lincoln Speedway, before a two-day show at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following Craig on Twitter @CraigDollansky.

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Price Sixth at Gray’s Harbor Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking to the high-speed 3/8 mile, Gray’s Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA, Robbie Price overcame a late flat tire to pick up a sixth place finish on Saturday night.

“Overall it was a pretty good night for us,” Price said. “We had Willie Kahne with us as we experimented with some new FK Twin Tube shocks, and we thank him a ton for taking the time to do so.”

Timing in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials, Price would pick up a third place finish in heat race action, putting his Raylle Auto Sales/Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing mount in the third row for the feature event.

As the feature event came to life, the 16-year-old Cobble Hill, BC pilot worked his way into the Top-Five, as he adjusted to his new shock package. Ripping off some great laps, bad luck with bite Price, as he would run over debris, and cut down a tire, forcing him into the work area, and giving up his spot inside the Top-Five.

With his team making repairs to his machine, Price would tag the back of the pack with just a handful of laps left in the race. Keeping cool under his collar, Price would not over drive in the final laps, as he calmly worked his way back up to a sixth place finish at the finish line.

“We have been pretty good as of late, and it is thanks in part to all of the people who have helped us out, and got us going in the right direction,” Price said. “It was a bummer to cut a tire on Saturday night, but it was nice to rebound a finish inside the Top-10.”

Price and his team would like to thank Raylle Auto Sales, Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Northwest School of Martial Arts, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2015 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-14, Wins-3, Top-5’s-5, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Robbie Price will in action on Saturday night at the Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Robbie by liking Robbie Price Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rpracing21.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

Picks Up Two Top 5’s With NSL Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- In just a handful of starts together in 2015, Tim Kaeding and the Lunstra Motorsports team are proving to be a potent combination, as the San Jose, CA picked up two Top-5 finishes with the National Sprint League over the weekend.

“We had an awesome car all weekend long, and I have to thank everyone who works on this car,” Kaeding said. “I did not time in well enough on Friday night, and on Saturday night we just ran out of laps.”

Hitting the Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE on Friday night, Kaeding timed the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bro. Trucking/Sioux Falls Fords No. 3 machine in 19th fastest amongst the 30 cars gathered in the pit area.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, Kaeding jumped out to the early lead, and went on to pick up the win, as he safely moved into the feature event, though he would line up in the ninth row for the 30-lap feature event.

Just as he did in the NSL opener a few weeks back, Kaeding moved forward, as he took a liking to the Eagle Raceway cushion. On a track that featured wheel to wheel action at both ends, Kaeding was able to work his way forward, and earn KSE Hard Charger honors as he worked to a fifth place finish.

With Mother Nature finally giving way to racing at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, TK rode his momentum from Friday night into time trials, as he timed in fourth quickest.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, Kaeding would finish in the fifth spot, and move into the feature event, where he would line the Yager Agriculture Supply/Matt’s Repair/Octane Ink entry up in the fourth row.

Following a caution at the completion of the first lap, laps 2-21 would go non stop, and during that run, Kaeding would carve his way forward, getting by Bill Balog, Davey Heskin, and Josh Schneidermen, as he got into the third spot, and began his pursuit of Wayne Johnson and Danny Lasoski.

The caution would fly on the 21st lap, putting the leaders nose to tail, and as the race resumed, TK would waste no time getting around Johnson for second, as he chased after Lasoski for the final few laps. Unable to catch the leader, Kaeding would close his night out with a second place finish.

“We just needed another five laps to make the finish interesting, or we needed that caution fly a few laps earlier,” Kaeding said. “Overall, we are really pleased with how the weekend went, and hopefully the rain stays away so we can keep racing.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking, Sioux Falls Ford, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, Octane Ink, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be back in action with the NSL on Friday night in Jacksonville, IL, and then on Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville Points), and on Sunday for the Huset’s Speedway 410 opener.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-1, Top-5’s-5, Top-10’s-8

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

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Dakota Hendrickson 13th during Knoxville Raceway 360 Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Dakota Hendrickson and his Van Dyke Motorsports team were able to get a trio of shows in last week, as Hendrickson finished 15th on Wednesday night in Oskaloosa, IA, 21st at the Eagle Raceway with the NSL, and 13th during the Knoxville Raceway 360ci opener on Saturday night.

“It was nice to get a bunch of racing in last week,” Hendrickson said. “The Van Dyke Motorsports team has been giving me a great car, and now it is on me to get into a rhythm, and pick up some good finishes.”

Kicking a busy week off of Wednesday nigh in Oskaloosa, IA, Hendrickson would draw a high pill for his heat race starting position, and would find himself in the fourth row, before finishing in the seventh position,

As the night progressed, the track would take shape, and Hendrickson would move from his sixth starting position in the night’s B Main to finish in the third spot, and transfer his Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks backed No. 5h into the feature event.

Lining up 18th in the feature event, Hendrickson continued to show speed, as he was moving forward, and chasing after a position in the Top-10. As two cars spun in front of him, Hendrickson had get collected, and would end up finishing 15th in the feature event.

“We had a really strong racecar, and I wish I could have finished where this team deserved,” Hendrickson added.

Returning to action on Friday night at the Eagle Raceway with the National Sprint League, Hendrickson would finish third in his heat race, and transfer into the feature event, where he would line up in the 21st starting position.

Unable to do much from the back of the pack, Hendrickson would end his night in the 21st starting position, as he then set his sights on the Knoxville Raceway opener.

Climbing aboard the Van Dyke Motorsports No. 5h for the 360ci portion of the program, Hendrickson would time in ninth fastest, before finishing sixth in his heat race.

After finishing second in the B Main, Hendrickson would transfer to the 20-lap feature event, where he would grid the field from the ninth starting position. Racing with Blake Hahn and Jordan Weaver, Hendrickson would finish in the 13th spot.

“Getting more laps is going to help me, and again, I really want to thank Harley Van Dyke for all of his hard work, and getting me a really good racecar on a nightly basis,” he added.

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 13, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-0

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team will be in action at the Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night with the NSL, before another round of action at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

 

 

Ian Madsen 10th During Knoxville Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- With Mother Nature stepping aside and letting the KCP Racing get a couple of races in last week, Ian Madsen would finish 13th on Friday night at the Eagle Raceway, before finishing 10th on Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway.

“We had four races scheduled last week, but with rain we were only able to get two of them in, fortunately that included the Knoxville opener,” Madsen said. “It’s been hard to get in a rhythm will all of the rainouts, but the car felt pretty good on both nights.”

Friday night the scene was the Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE, and Madsen timed his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply Inc. No. 18 machine in 15th fastest during time trials.

Finishing second in his heat from the second row, Madsen would grid the field in the seventh row for the 30-lap feature event. Getting off to a nice start once the feature went green, Madsen worked his way up to the 10th spot on the extremely racy Eagle Raceway surface.

Admittedly getting a little impatient, Madsen would hit a hole getting into turn one, getting his machine out of shape into the fence, forcing him to bring his machine to a stop, and taking it to the work area. With his KCP racing team making repairs in a timely manner, Madsen was able to work his way back up to a 13th place finish.

“It certainly wasn’t the result we wanted, but the car felt good, and the team performed well in getting us fixed under caution,” he said.

Saturday night saw the curtain finally go up at the Knoxville Raceway, as racing hit the speedway for the first time in 2015. Timing in 15th fastest for the second consecutive night, Madsen would then pick up the heat race win from the second row, and line up for the 25-lap feature in the ninth row.

After a caution on the first lap, the race would see a 20-lap green flag run, and after things calmed down around Madsen, he would work his way forward, and get into the Top-10 by the time the caution flew on the 21st lap. The final four laps saw Madsen look to improve his position, but he would close his night out with a 10th place finish.

“We would have all liked to be up a little higher in the finishing order, but we will take a Top-10,” Madsen added. “I am hoping that if 10th is our worst finish of the year at the raceway this year, then we will be in good shape.”

With a three-race schedule on tap this weekend, the KCP Racing team will be racing with heavy hearts after learning of the passing of Knoxville Supporter, and KCP Racing supporter, Lou Bredesky, who was in the KCP Racing suite on a weekly basis.

“It is incredibly sad news to learn of Lou’s passing,” Ian Madsen said. “His support each week in the suit for Knoxville Raceway and our team was un wavered. He was a true racer, and that was apparent, as his last words on this great earth were “Who Won Knoxville?” He barely missed a race night at Knoxville, and I know everyone involved with KCP Racing will forever be grateful for his presence and support. He will be greatly missed, and I would love nothing more that to grab a win for him this weekend.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Greenland Homes of Iowa, Royal Flooring, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Bobcat, The Stone Shop, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Van Gorp Construction, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Kustom Concrete Pumping, Lucas Oil, Revolution Race Gear, INSPRO Insurance, Monarchs Restaurant and Lounge, Climate Master- Geothermal Heating and Cooling, XXX Race Co., Wings Unlimited for their support this season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 10, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be in Jacksonville, IL on Friday night with the NSL before returning to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, and taking part in the Huset’s Speedway delayed 410 opener on Sunday.

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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Smith Facing Outlaws This Week for First Time Since Monumental Win Last Year

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 11, 2015) - Ryan Smith has been eagerly awaiting the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Central Pennsylvania.

The moment will arrive this week as the premier sprint car series will face Smith and the PA Posse on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown for the Gettysburg Clash before races on Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway during the Morgan Cup.

"You want to defend your home turf whenever the Outlaws come to the area," he said. "Last year we did that and it gives me a lot more confidence going into the races this week."

Smith registered his first career World of Outlaws victory at the end of last season when the series was last in Central Pennsylvania.

"That was a huge win that spring boarded us into the offseason," he said. "I think we've kept up the momentum throughout the early part of this season and we enter this week's races looking for another victory."

Smith finished 18th during the World of Outlaws first event at Lincoln Speedway last season. However, he powered to results of 13th and 12th, respectively, during the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway.

"We've improved each year when the Outlaws come to town," he said. "It went from being happy to make the main event to aiming for top 10s to now we want to win."

Smith competed at Williams Grove Speedway last Friday during a tune-up event. He qualified eighth quickest, finished second in his heat race and placed 14 th in the main event.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 8 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 14 (11).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

VIDEO -

Here is a link to Smith's first career All Star Circuit of Champions victory on April 4 at Attica Raceway Park: https://youtu.be/nBIxI_tNFyc

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - S&S Speedways

S&S Speedways is a family owned and operated fun center located in Stroudsburg, Pa. For the novice to the racing enthusiast, S&S Speedways showcases an indoor track that assimilates dirt racing with side-by-side action generating lots of smiles. S&S is open 7 days a week offering public racing and private parties by reservation. The lobby offers full track viewing to watch the racing plus video games, a snack bar, pool table and S&S merchandise is available. For more information, visit http://www.SSSpeedways.com.

"It's the best indoor slick track for go-karts in Eastern Pennsylvania," Smith said. "It really simulates dirt track racing. It's a fun place for a family to have a great time out."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, Quality Roofing Supply, G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Captures Third Straight Podium Finish and Career-Best Result at Petaluma

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (May 11, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi powered to his best career result at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

Scelzi's third-place finish also marked his third consecutive podium and it places him tied for second place in the championship standings - only one point behind the leader.

"It was another good run," he said. "Of course we wanted to win, but with the way we've been qualifying and the way the car has been we're really happy with it. We've changed some things with our program and it's made a big difference."

Scelzi kicked off the event by qualifying a season-best second out of the 23 competitors.

"When you can qualify strong like that it's a really good feeling," he said. "It takes a lot of the pressure off the heat race."

Scelzi then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat to lock himself into the dash.

"We drew the eight for the dash and then drove from eighth to fifth, which I thought was an impressive run," he said. "Nobody was doing much passing in the dash."

That started Scelzi on the inside of the third row for the 30-lap feature.

"I think I got up to second on Lap 8 and ran there until Lap 27," he said. "I closed up on Bud (Kaeding) and was right on his bumper. We hit traffic the wrong way. I hit a hole in turns three and four that caused me to bounce. By the time I gathered myself up I was in third place. I feel like we had the fastest race car. We just didn't hit lapped traffic the way we needed to."

Scelzi's third-place result gives him a lot of momentum entering this Saturday's Chris and Brian Faria Memorial with the King of the West at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

"I've never had this strong of a start to the season," he said. "We've never been as consistent as we have been these past three weeks. Our biggest goal is to qualify strong and to be there the last 10 laps. If we can do that I think we'll have a shot to win in Tulare."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 9 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 5 (8); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial 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 Al Pombo."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Roth Motorsports, Kaeding Performance, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Red Line Oil, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, ARP and Big & Deep Ag Development 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Greg Decaires Stays Hot as He Finishes Second at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- 2014 Placerville Speedway Champion, Greg DeCaires is proving to be a strong contender for the 2015 track championship, as he picked up his fourth straight podium finish on Saturday night, as he came across the finish line second.

With 25 cars in the pit are for the third night of Championship point racing at the Placerville Speedway, DeCaires got his night off to a great start as he timed the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Foothill 7 TV/Redhawk Casino backed No. 4sa entry in fastest during qualifying time trials.

From the back of his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA driver was able to overcome the greasy track conditions, as he would finish second in his heat, and move directly into the night’s feature event.

Lining up in the third row for the feature event by way of pulling the six in the redraw, DeCaires was shot out of a cannon as the race came to life, as he quickly worked his way to the second spot, as he chased after Jimmy Trulli.

With the track choppy in turns one and two, passing got dicey, but the veteran driver would tip toe the surface, as he put pressure on the leader. With caution flags falling as the leader would approach traffic, slower cars would not come into play on this night, and DeCaires would be unable to do anything with Trulli, as he crossed the stripe with a second place finish.

“Our night got off to a great start, as I shocked everyone by setting fast time in time trials,” DeCaries said. “We had a good car in the heat, and were able to get through and get back in the redraw. It was a tough track to make passes on, but we were able to get up to the front early, and chase after Jimmy Trulli. I tried some different things to catch him, but he did a heck of a job, and I congratulate him and his team.”

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Foothill 7 TV, RedHawk Casino, Halk Equipment Rentals, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 4, Wins- 1, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-4

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will be back at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for another night of championship point racing.

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Wild Night at Placerville Sees Peterson Tally 10th Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- Matt Peterson has no trouble moving forward, and on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway who proved that as he finished 10th after going to the back on two separate occasions.

“We didn’t have a bad night by any means, we just had some bad luck, but fortunately Brian Cannon and all of my guys gave me a great car, worked hard, and we escaped with a 10th place finish,” Matt Peterson said.

Returning to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Peterson did not get a great time during qualifying time trials, as he timed his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales No. p37 machine in 20th fastest.

Failing to transfer out of his heat, Peterson worked his way forward from the rear of the B, to narrowly earn a transfer spot into the 25-lap feature event, as he lined up in the 20th position.

With the track becoming more racy as the night went on, Peterson was able to make some nice moves early in the race, as he found himself inside the Top-10 in just three laps, before being involved in a tangle.

Restarting from the 20th position, Peterson would again show serious speed as he again worked his way back into the 11th position in just a couple of laps before more contact again would send him to the work area, and to the back of the pack.

With a majority of the race ahead of him, Peterson would restart from the 18th spot, as he again put on a nice charge forward, as he worked his way back into the Top-10 when his wild night finally came to a close.

“We didn’t time in well, but I have so much confidence in Brian Cannon and this team that if we do put ourselves in a hole, we will be able to fight out of it, and we did that on Saturday night,” he added. “I have to thank all of my guys, and my family for sticking with me, and busting their butt’s on Saturday night.”

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, Vahlco Wheels, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Peterson will return to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a media company that can handle all your needs for public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach, and keep your audience involved.

 

 

Andy Gregg Posts Second Consecutive Sixth Place Finish at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA: A whirlwind week for Andy Gregg culminated with the Placerville, CA driver charging from 20th to sixth on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, his second consecutive hard charge at the high-banked quarter mile speedway.

“It was a crazy week, and I have to thank the family, and friends, who stepped up and helped our personally, and with the race team,” Gregg said. “Willie Croft came up huge and allowed us to borrow an engine, and our entire team thanks him tremendously.”

A week after struggling in time trials, and charging his way from his 18th starting spot to finish sixth, Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team got off to a much better start on Saturday night as he timed the Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Toyota/New Gen Landscape Management No. 14r machine in third fastest in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Gregg had a very strong heat race, as he had his elbows up, charging his way to the front as he picked up the heat race win, and solidified his spot in the night’s redraw.

Pulling the eight pill, Gregg was able to make some moves early, and move into the third spot, as he began pressuring Greg DeCaires on the fifth lap. Running the high, scary side of the speedway, Gregg would push the limits of his car a little too far, and would spin his machine out, forcing him to restart from the back of the pack.

From the 20th spot, Gregg showcased his hard charging driving style, as he carved his way back through the dense traffic at the Placerville Speedway. Keeping his nose clean in the closing laps, Gregg would salvage his night with a sixth place finish.

“The way the track has been, I knew I had to get to the front in a hurry if I wanted a chance to win, and unfortunately I just pushed it a little hard, and spun out,” Gregg said. “The guys have been working hard, and we have a really fast racecar, now hopefully we can get some luck on our side, and I think we will be just fine.”

Andy and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Toyota, New Gen Landscape Management, Nail It Roofing, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., HJS Consulting, Poor’s Equipment Repair, CTL Forrest Management, K&T Fab, K&N Products, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Factory Kahne Shocks, Hinchman Indy, and Hansen Machine for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Gregg will be back at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for more Placerville Speedway point racing action.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

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Brad Loyet – Big Win at Eagle!

(Bill W) May 11, 2015 – Winning the Eagle Nationals in 2014 was big for Brad Loyet and the Loyet Motorsports/Vacuworx Global #o5 team, but Friday’s FVP National Sprint League win at Eagle Raceway was just as nice. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver exchanged the lead with Brian Brown a pair of times late in the going, but surged to a thrilling win on the 1/3-mile high-banked oval. It was a roller coaster weekend, however, as Brad was involved in a scary accident at Knoxville on Saturday. That ruined any chances of him taking home the $20,000 bonus from Phil Durst of Durst Motorplex for a sweep of the weekend.

Brad timed in tenth quick at Eagle Friday. “We had a bit of an intermittent miss in the motor,” he says. “I noticed it in hot laps too. I was a little worried about it, but we were still able to get tenth quick. I heard it out there both laps. I think without that, we would have been a little better. We pulled the plugs out and discovered a crack on one of the electrodes. I think that was probably causing the miss.”

After starting fourth in his heat, he would finish second. “We had a pretty good jump on the start,” says Brad. “We were able to get to second on the high side there. We had a good car. I knew we were good at that point. We were lucky in the redraw to have a little girl draw the pole for us.”

Brad led from the pole early on in the 30-lap main event. “Eagle is a place that I’ve run well at the last several years,” he says. “It really fits my style. I was excited to start on the front row. On the start, we got the jump. I told myself the bottom was really good, but I knew the top of one and two was hairy. I didn’t want to have to be up there. We had all those yellows and reds (the first six laps). I knew I had a good racecar, I just had to keep my head on my shoulders. Once we got going, the rest of the race went non-stop. Lapped traffic was a bear to deal with. It seemed they would go where I was trying to go.”

An epic duel with Brian Brown in the late stages, brought the crowd to its feet. “The last lap I got hung up behind a guy again and Brownie stuck it in underneath me on the back straightaway on the last lap,” says Brad. “I had tried to pass a couple lapped cars in the middle of three and four, and I knew if he slowed down enough, I’d have a good enough run through there to get back by him. That’s what happened. I aimed for that good stuff higher on the track and it worked out. It was good to get our first official 410 win (one at St. Francois Country Raceway was a DQ for the wrong tire). That win is out of our way and we can roll forward.”

Brad had high hopes for the $20,000 bonus at Knoxville, but he timed in 21st, making that hill a steep climb. “We didn’t qualify very well,” he says. “That’s been a place we’ve struggled at. We have our motors running as good as we ever have. I think the problem Saturday was our gearing. We need to compensate for where we are with our motors now. I think I got as much speed out of the car as I could. We were able to get faster as the night went on, and we learned from that.”

Brad would finish second in his heat. “It was loaded with talent,” he says. “Five of the guys made the Nationals last year. (Justin) Henderson got by us on the second or third lap, and we were able to finish second.”

He would line up in row ten for the feature. “On the first lap, you’re always kind of leery starting back there,” says Brad. “You want to make sure nothing happens on the start. I took it easy in one and two, and I passed five or six cars on the backstraight and in three and four.”

Unfortunately, the problems came on lap two. Terry McCarl lost a left front kingpin and was trying to control his machine into turn one. “Coming down the front straightaway, I saw somebody getting sideways and I saw Brown clip him,” says Brad. “I was behind (Davey) Heskin or someone, and by the time I made my entry into the corner, I saw (Terry) McCarl was coming down the racetrack. I was on the brakes and the car got sideways. That was one of the hardest hits I’ve ever had…definitely in a winged car.”

Brad limped back to the pits, while McCarl was taken in a diagnosed with a fractured vertebrae. “It was one of the scariest moments I’ve ever had in racing. After it was done, seeing that Terry was hurting…you just feel bad in a situation like that and you don’t know what to do,” he says. “I wish him the best.”

After feeling mostly knee pain right after the crash, the pain emerged in the back the next day. “I woke up Sunday very sore,” says Brad. “I went to the hospital to check everything out and make sure I was o.k. Anytime you take a hit like that…it’s not easy on your body.”

This weekend, the FVP National Sprint League heads to Jacksonville Speedway to take on the MOWA series in their “Sprints Gone Wild” event. “Jacksonville is a place we definitely enjoy going to,” says Brad. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to get out of there with the $5,000.”

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Becker Lands On Another Silver Dollar Speedway Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sean Becker and his Menne Motorsports team turned in another strong performance at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, as Becker would finish in the second spot, before a forgettable night with the Monhoff Motorsports team at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“Friday night we were very strong,” Becker said. “I am very happy with the progress we have made, and am glad to come away with another great finish.”

Timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. backed No. 75 machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials, ‘The Shark’ would finish fourth in his heat race, but still be eligible for the night’s draw.

Pulling the six in the redraw, Becker would line the Astro Titanium/Ponybracket.com/Shaver Racing Engines powered machine up in the third row for the 25-lap feature event. With the race going green, Becker would move to the high side of the speedway, as he went to work on Bud Kaeding and Rowdy McClennon as he cracked the Top-5.

Getting a fading Michael Ing early in the race, Becker would take over the third spot, as he then focused on second running, Andy Forsberg. As Becker continued to run in the third position, he kept close tabs on Forsberg, and made a bid for the second position on a few occasions.

Unable to make the pass, Becker would finally get the opening he was looking for on the race’s final lap, as he would clear Forsberg, and take the second stripe at the finish line.

Saturday night, Becker made the trip to the Placerville Speedway to compete aboard the Dan Monhoff owned No. 35 machine, the car that he claimed the 2013 Civil War Series Championship aboard.

Timing in 12th fastest of the 25 cars checked into the speedway, Becker would finish in the third position in heat race action, as he would transfer directly into the feature event.

Lining up in the sixth row, Becker would get off to a very strong start as he quickly worked his way forward, and into the Top-Five. Getting into the fourth spot in just a few laps, Becker would get out of shape as he battled for the third spot. As he tried to correct his mistake, he collected a pair of drivers, and his night would ultimately come to an end.

“We had a really good car on Saturday night, but I made a mistake and cost us,” Becker said. “My mistake also collected a couple of other innocent drivers, and I really want to apologize to Matt Peterson and James Sweeney for getting them involved. I hate that my mistake ruined other people’s nights.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, and K&N for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 13, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 10, Top 10’s- 10

ON TAP: Becker will return to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, as he will again pilot the Dan Monhoff No. 35 machine.

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Mason Moore Sixth at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- A pair of 410ci events were on tap for Mason Moore over the weekend, as he picked up a sixth place finish on Friday night before limping to a 13th place finish on Saturday night with the King of the West Series in Petaluma, CA.

“Friday night we had good speed, but the track was tricky to pass on, and on Saturday night we were good all night, until getting caught up in wreck that was in front of us,” Moore said.

Timing in sixth fastest at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Moore would pick up the win during his heat race, and qualify for the night’s redraw. Finding himself with the hated eight-pill, Moore would line up in the fourth row for the 25-lap A Main event.

With the track tricky to pass on, Moore was selective when he made his moves, as he was able to get his Coors Light/ITC Service Group/LRB Race Products machine up into the sixth spot, where he would go on to finish.

Loading up, and traveling to the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night to take on the King of the West Series, Moore get his night off to a great start as he timed the LRB Race Products/NAAKE Suspension/JRI Shocks backed No. 22 machine in eighth fastest, before winning his heat for the second night in a row.

By way of his third place finish in the dash, Moore would line up in the second row for the 30-lap feature event. Slipping back a few spots in the early goings of the feature event, Moore would spin his machine out to avoid a stalled car on the front stretch, and be forced to tag the back of the pack. Getting his machine going again Moore would again spin out later in the feature event, and ultimately close his night out with a 13th place finish.

“We have been really fast the last couple of weeks, we just cannot seem to catch a break,” Moore said. “I have to thank everyone who helps out, and support this team, because they are doing a great job.”

Mason and his team would like to thank Coors Light, ITC Service Group, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, JRI Shocks, Platinum Powder Coating, Selover Paint and Body, and Moore Insurance Services for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-26, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Moore will be back in action on Saturday night as travels to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA with the King of the West Series.

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Johnson Slowed by Steering While in Contention for Top Five at Petaluma

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (May 11, 2015) - Chase Johnson was on the path of powering to his first career top five with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series last Saturday before bad luck returned.

Johnson had driven the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned sprint car to just outside the top five approximately two thirds of the way through the main event at Petaluma Speedway when a steering problem forced him to the pits early.

"The crew had the car rolling really, really well," he said. "I definitely believe a top five was in grasp and a podium would have been possible with the way we were moving forward and how fast we were. We just have to shake this bad luck and we'll start landing on podiums and getting top fives."

Johnson opened the event by qualifying 15th quickest.

"In qualifying I missed my line," he said. "We ended