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Sam Hafertepe Jr. Named North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for Third Year in a Row!

Knoxville, IA, January 17, 2019 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2018 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the second year in a row. Hafertepe, the two-time and defending American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, earned ten (10) of the first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Hill’s Racing, owner for Hafertepe’s #15H earned the “Team of the Year” award as well.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Seth Bergman of Washington, Wayne Johnson of Oklahoma, Mark Smith of Pennsylvania and USCS Champion Jordon Mallett (one first place vote) of Arkansas. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Terry Gray, SCCT champion Kyle Hirst, Blake Hahn, Sammy Swindell and Andy Forsberg.

Mason Daniel of California earned the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Rookie of the Year” title in his first full season of winged 360-cubic-inch sprint car competition. Jack & Bonnie Elam of J&J Auto Racing (for the thirteenth time) and Mark Smith of Mach-1 Chassis (second award) will share “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the second year in a row.

In addition, Lonnie Wheatley (Dodge County Raceway Park/SprintCarMania.com) will receive the “Media Member of the Year” award for the fifth time. Emmett Hahn of the American Sprint Car Series received “Promoter of the Year” honors for the fifth time, and Gio Scelzi will receive the “Wild Card Award” in 2018 for his exciting performances in 360 sprint car racing.

The North American 360 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2019 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

360 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 1049 (10)

2. Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA, 440

3. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 272

4. Mark Smith, Sunbury, PA, 220

5. Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR, 210 (1)

6. Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN, 163

7. Kyle Hirst, Sacramento, CA, 148

8. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 136

9. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 114

10. Andy Forsberg, Auburn, CA, 106

(tie) Josh Weller, Mertztown, PA, 106

12. Steve Poirier, St. Mathieu De Beloeil, QC, Can., 101

13. Davie Franek, Wantage, NJ, 100 (1)

14. Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY, 97

15. Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD, 91

16. Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA, 84

17. Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can., 72

18. Curt Michael, Ocean View, DE, 68

19. Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN, 67

20. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 52

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Donny Schatz is North American 410 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for Eleventh Time/Greg Hodnett Named 2017 Recipient of “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport”!

Knoxville, IA, January 18, 2019 – For the eleventh time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2018 World of Outlaws (WoO) champion earned sixteen (16) of the nineteen (19) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Brad Sweet earned two first-place votes and the late great, Greg Hodnett, received one first-place vote.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Brad Sweet of California, David Gravel of Connecticut, Daryn Pittman of Oklahoma, and All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, Aaron Reutzel. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season, respectively, are Greg Hodnett, Tim Shaffer, Logan Schuchart, Carson Macedo and Lance Dewease.

For the seventh time, the Tony Stewart Racing #15 team will receive the “Team of the Year Award” based on another strong season.

Kyle Larson will receive the “Wild Card Award” (his seventh overall between 410, 360 and Non-wing categories) for his exciting ‘410’ sprint car performances in 2018. California’s Colby Johnson is the “Rookie of the Year” Award recipient in the ‘410’ division of the North American Sprint Car Poll.

Steve O’Neal of Port Royal Speedway earned “Promoter of the Year” honors for the third time in a row. Jack and Bonnie Elam of J&J Auto Racing (their fourteenth such award) will receive “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the ‘410’ poll. The “Media Member of the Year” award will go to DirtVision.com’s Brian Dunlap.

“Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport”

Greg Hodnett has been posthumously honored with the “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.” Greg’s career began in the Memphis area in the footsteps of father, Hoyette. He became one of the greats with both the World of Outlaws and in central Pennsylvania. His passion for racing and his education in engineering elevated him to a level seldom seen as both a driver and mechanic.

Past recipients of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” are as follows: Dave Pusateri, the late Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland, Sammy Swindell, Fred Rahmer, Johnny Gibson, the late Jerry Reigle, Steve Sinclair, Kasey Kahne, Tom Schmeh, Dick Jordan, the late Fred Brownfield, Doug Auld, the late Hank Gentzler, Tony Stewart, Emmett Hahn, Allan Holland, Dave Argabright, Ron Shuman, the late Kevin Gobrecht, Jack Hewitt, the late Jack Miller, Brad Doty, Art & Carol Malies, Dave Bowman, the late Ralph Capitani, the late Ted Johnson, Mark Kuchan, Steve Kinser, the late Don Martin, Steve Beitler, Lee Brewer, Jr., Mark Kinser, Frank Lewis, the late Earl Baltes, Casey & Beverly Luna, Elayne Hoff, Jean Lynch, the late J.W. Hunt, and Bert Emick.

The North American 410 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2019 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced at the 2019 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

410 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 1720 (16)

2. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 1170 (2)

3. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 532

4. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 489

5. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 381

6. Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 283 (1)

7. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 274

8. Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 227

9. Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 210

10. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA, 202

11. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 185

12. Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 180

13. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 137

14. Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 83

15. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 80

16. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 49

17. Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 47

18. Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, PA, 46

19. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 36

20. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 34

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

The New 82 Speedway Picks Up More Sprint Car Bandits Events in 2019!

Garland, Texas (01/18/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is excited to announce that 82 Speedway track owners Tracy and Shelley Peters have added two additional SCB events for the 2019 season.

Each of the three Sprint Car Bandits 82 Speedway events pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start at the 1/3-mile wide, sweeping dirt track.

Track owner Tracy Peters comments: “This is going to be our first full season of operation since acquiring the speedway, and we’re super excited about our events schedule. I met with Darin Short recently and he has a proven ‘track’ record throughout the past 18 years in Texas alone, not to mention 15 years in the industry as GM of three different popular chassis companies. We have commissioned Darin to help us with event packaging, publicity, online & offline marketing and other behind-the-scenes project work. As co-founder of the Sprint Car Bandits series, Darin and the Bandits team also brings 82 Speedway and our fans a top flight 360C.I. winged sprint car program.”

Peters continues: “I really needed a replacement event for Saturday April 27th, and the Sprint Car Bandits added a date to their schedule just for us at my request. We’ll also host the Sprint Car Bandits on Saturday June 15th and Saturday September 28th. All three events will pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start. I really like the Fan Fest component to all of the Bandits events, which will give our fans the chance to see the cars and drivers right in the grandstand area an hour prior to race time.”

An updated track schedule and website are in the works and will be unveiled in about a week.

82 Speedway is located on Hwy 82 just east of Petty, Texas, which is about 15 minutes west of Paris, Texas and 25 minutes east of Bonham, Texas. It’s really easy to get to from virtually any direction, whether you are in the Metroplex, Sherman, Denision; etc.

The track is a beautiful, wide and sweeping configuration; and the modern and elevated grandstands hold a massive 3,400 spectators. More track pictures and details will be released when the track website launches soon.

109 sprint car teams from nine states competed in the Sprint Car Bandits series in 2018. There were 13 different feature winners in 16 events. Colby Estes of Mansfield, Texas garnered the most points to become series champion.

The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Brad Wesp, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston. Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to on a night-to-night basis, just as in previous seasons. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information.

Speaking of the Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest, each event will feature appearances by the Fierce 15 teams, along with the ability to purchase driver and series apparel and merchandise at the Series souvenir display. The fans can meet with the Fierce 15 drivers, take selfies, get their t-shirts signed; etc. The general rule of thumb is that Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be scheduled one hour previous to hot laps, lasting for 45 minutes. Then it’s off to the drivers meeting and racing.

This new value-added component has no added cost or fee due from Series tracks or its fans. The Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will help attract fans to their speedways earlier where tracks can showcase their souvenirs, food, beverage and attractions.

2019 Sprint Car Bandits Events Schedule, as of 1/18/19:

March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at

Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (NASCAR weekend at TMS)

April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend)

April 27 (Saturday) – ‘82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships’ at 82 Speedway, Petty, TX $2,000/win and $300/start

May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

May 11 (Saturday) – To be announced

May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start

May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend)

June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

June 22 (Sat) – To be announced

July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

September 28 (Saturday) – ‘Fall Sprint Car Championships’ at 82 Speedway, Petty, TX $2,000/win and $300/start

October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible.

We are in the process of renewing series marketing partners for 2019. If your business or service would like to be involved, just email us at SprintCarBandits@outlook.com and we will get back to you at once. Several affordable and effective options are available.

Each event consists of several marketing channels, including blasts through: email, racing forums, Facebook (series, track, sponsors, fans, racers, community event pages), event flyers, local media traditional forms of advertising, at-track on event night and out-of-home advertising.

We would also like to thank all of the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series marketing partners, including: Eagle Powder Coating, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

Thanks again to all the area race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans for their continued support of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series, and we’re really looking forward to bringing exciting 360C.I. winged sprint car racing to everyone in 2019!

Please click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series.

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Announces 2019 Schedule

(Sodus, NY) As Sprint Car teams from all over the Northeast prepare for the 2019 season, Patriot Sprint Tour President, Mike Emhof has also been preparing the 2019 championship schedule.

The schedule has 25 locked in dates sprinkled in with a couple tentative dates still to be added. The tour will get back to several traditional facilities covering all of New York, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada. All full point events will pay a minimum of $2,000 to win.

We are also excited to return to Michaels Mercer Raceway, under the operation of Edward Michael. After a two-season hiatus, the tour returns to Eriez Speedway which is now owned by Dave Alexander.

Our return out west was thanks in large part to Scott Bonnell who has been a constant supporter of the Patriot Sprint Tour, including being our four laps of fame dash sponsor.

As has been tradition the last three seasons, the tour kicks off with a challenge event at the Outlaw Speedway with the Empire Super Sprints paying $3,000 to win on Friday, April 19. This is for Patriot points only.

The first full point event will take place at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua on Saturday, April 27.

Three races in May which include stops at Woodhull and Ransomville and a return to Fonda Speedway, now under the operation of Brett Deyo for the Earl Halaquist Memorial on Saturday May 25.

Two confirmed dates are currently on the schedule in June which is a return to Land of Legends for a second time and a traditional stop at the fast Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb memorial paying $2,571 to win.

July may as well be called the month of American money on Canadian soil as the tour will spend four consecutive nights in Ontario, Canada starting off with a night at the Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday, July 20 and a return to Cornwall Speedway on Sunday July 21. Both those shows will pay $3,500 to win. The next two nights will be spent at the Ohsweken Speedway on July 22 and 23 both paying $5,000 to the winner and a locked in 5th row starting spot to the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals in September.

After the teams recoup and have a few days off, they will turn right around the following Saturday (July 27) and head to Outlaw Speedway for the second annual Outlaw Summer Nationals paying $4,000 to win.

August has lots of tradition with stops at PST staple facilities which include Woodhull, Outlaw, Eriez and Mercer.

September is Month of Money “Act II” as a new tradition at the Land of Legends Raceway begins. The inaugural New York Nationals will take place in Canandaigua beginning Friday, September 6 with triple 20’s all paying $1,000 to win! We come back the next night with a $5,000 to win affair.

The following weekend is the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at the Ohsweken Speedway paying $10,000 to win.

We continue through the month at Outlaw Speedway on Saturday, September 21 for the third annual Outlaw Fall Nationals now paying $5,000 to win.

The season concludes as we are apart of Fonda 200 weekend on Friday, September 27 with a show up point event paying $3,000 to win.

Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com for up to date information pertinent to the 2019 Patriot Sprint Tour Schedule! You can also LIKE Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Race Dates for the 2019 Patriot Season as of Jan 18, 2019

Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) 2019 Schedule

April 19 Outlaw Spring Nationals with ESS ($3,000.00 to Win) PP

April 27 LoL Raceway FP

May 4 Rain date for LoL Raceway if needed FP

May 11 Woodhull FP

May 25 Fonda ($3,000.00 to Win Earl Halaquist Memorial) FP

May 31 Ransomville FP

June 15 Selinsgrove ($2,571 to Win) PP

June 22 LoL Raceway FP

July 13 Woodhull FP

July 20 Brockville ($3,500.00 to Win) SP-CP

July 21 Cornwall ($3,500.00 to Win) SP-CP

July 22 Ohsweken ($5,000.00 to Win Row 5 CSCN Guarantee) SP-CP

July 23 Ohsweken ($5,000.00 to Win Row 5 CSCN Guarantee) SP-CP

July 27 Outlaw Summer Nationals ($4,000.00 to Win) PP

Aug 2 Outlaw ($2,000.00 to Win) FP

Aug 10 Mercer FP

Aug 11 Eriez FP

Aug 24 Woodhull FP

Sept 6 LoL Raceway NY Nationals ($1,000.00 to Win Triple 20’s) SP

Sept 7 LoL Raceway NY Nationals ($5,000.00 to Win) SP

Sept 13 CSCN Ohsweken SP

Sept 14 CSCN Ohsweken ($10,000.00 to Win) SP

Sept 21 Outlaw Fall Nationals ($5,000.00 to Win) SP

Sept 27 Fonda ($3,000.00 to Win Friday of Fonda 200 Weekend) SP

FP – Full Point Show

PP – Patriot Point Show

SP- Show Up Points for Overall Championship

CP – Canadian Series Points

 

 

The Next Gang of Sprint Car Bandits Series ‘Fierce 15’ Driver Apparel Artwork Files Unveiled!

Garland, Texas (01/17/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is excited to reveal the next three t-shirt and apparel designs for Dalton Stevens, Mark Zoeller and Michael Day, whom are all are members of the SCB Fierce 15.

Several designs have been previously released (see recent SCB posts) and as the remaining 2019 driver wrap designs and sponsors get finalized, we'll be rolling out the rest of their apparel designs as they become available. We currently have two more in production.

All SCB Fierce 15 teams will be available during Fan Fest prior to each 2019 SCB series events. Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be held nightly in the grandstand areas of each series track about one hour prior to the scheduled start of hot laps.

The upcoming 2019 racing season for the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is going to feature several new fan- and driver-focused initiatives that will further add to the excitement and benefit level to all involved from event night to event night throughout the season, and today the series schedule is now available for viewing. This is the fourth season for the Dallas/Ft. Worth based series.

What is the Fierce 15? For those of you that may have missed out on last month’s news announcement, in the last SCB drivers meeting, a new driver rewards program was announced, and a total of 15 teams formed the Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15.” These drivers will receive additional monetary benefits from the new SCB merchandising program, along with another new driver rewards program called the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse.

All SCB rules-compliant and eligible drivers that are not part of the optional Fierce 15 driver program will still be allowed to compete in any 2019 Sprint Car Bandits event, as in the past, with no registration or license fee, at any point in the season that they are available to race with the series.

All teams in attendance on race night will have the same rules, same sign in, formats; etc. whether they are a Fierce 15 team or not, as long as they are SCB rules compliant. This includes all sprint cars that are 360 cubic inch and under.

None of the 2019 Fierce 15 driver reward programs are based off performance. They are all based on those drivers’ support of the Sprint Car Bandits series itself.

The Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse consists short-term sponsor-added purses that will reward the Fierce 15 teams that compete in each “4-Pack” of completed events in the season. This way, regardless of weather impacts, whenever four events in a row are completed, Fierce 15 teams with perfect attendance during those four events will all equally divide up the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse, again, regardless of performance. Then, the next Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse segment will begin; and so forth throughout the balance of the season.

Since the inception of the series in 2015, we have no issues whatsoever with any driver that competes in the Sprint Car Bandits that also chooses to race with whomever they like in whatever division they like throughout the racing season.

There are no anticipated rules changes to the cars themselves. We have a couple of small procedural changes that will go into effect in 2019, as were discussed at the drivers meeting recently.

109 sprint car teams from nine states competed in the series in 2018. There were 13 different feature winners in 16 events. Colby Estes of Mansfield Texas garnered the most points to become series champion. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information.

The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Brad Wesp, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston. Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to on a night-to-night basis, just as in previous seasons.

Race fans can look forward to arriving an hour early to each Series event in 2019 and participate in Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest. Each event will feature appearances by the Fierce 15 teams, along with the ability to purchase driver and series apparel and merchandise at the Series souvenir display.

The fans can meet with the Fierce 15 drivers, take selfies, get their t-shirts signed; etc. The general rule of thumb is that Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be scheduled one hour previous to hot laps, lasting for 45 minutes. Then it’s off to the drivers meeting and racing.

These new value-added components have no added cost or fee due from Series tracks. The Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will help attract fans to their speedways earlier where tracks can showcase their souvenirs, food, beverage and attractions.

We are now just over two months away from the kickoff of the 2019 season and here is the schedule – as of today’s date. We have also been working towards having a Summer Break in our schedule, and we now have the schedule rearranged so that race teams wanting a break from the heat can get one – or choose to go race up north during the Month of Money.

2019 Sprint Car Bandits Events Schedule:

March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at

Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (NASCAR weekend at TMS)

April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend)

May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

May 11 (Saturday) – To be announced

May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start

May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend)

June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX

June 22 (Sat) – To be announced

July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start

September 28 (Saturday) - To be announced

October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible.

We are in the process of renewing series marketing partners for 2019. If your business or service would like to be involved, just email us at SprintCarBandits@outlook.com and we will get back to you at once. Several affordable and effective options are available.

Each event consists of several marketing channels, including blasts through: email, racing forums, Facebook (series, track, sponsors, fans, racers, community event pages), event flyers, local media traditional forms of advertising, at-track on event night and out-of-home advertising.

We would also like to thank all of the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series marketing partners, including: Eagle Powder Coating, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

Thanks again to all the area race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans for their continued support of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series, and we’re really looking forward to bringing these new and exciting programs to everyone in 2019!

Please click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Continues PPV Coverage of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl as Numerous Racers Seek to Unseat Bell During Thursday's Prelim

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 17, 2019) - Christopher Bell has been nearly untouchable inside the River Spirit Expo Center during recent editions of the famed Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Bell has claimed his preliminary night for three straight years and he's captured back-to-back overall titles, becoming only the third driver to accomplish that feat entering this week's 33rd annual Chili Bowl.

Bell heads a talented list of more than 60 drivers slated for preliminary action on Thursday when NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier, former Chili Bowl champion Tracy Hines, Andrew Felker, Jerry Coons Jr., Ryan Bernal and dozens of other top-notch drivers will look to unseat Bell.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is offering live Pay-Per-View coverage of the action, delivering a live video feed with multiple cameras, replays and more. Hot laps will kick off the coverage at approximately 4 p.m. (Central).

The three preliminary nights thus far have produced stellar action with Rico Abreu and David Gravel recording top-two finishes on Wednesday to lock into Saturday's main event. NASCAR star Kyle Larson and Zach Daum locked in during Tuesday's event with Logan Seavey and Brady Bacon earning lock-in spots on Monday.

The Pay-Per-View broadcasts feature talented announcers including Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters and Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles also provide commentary throughout the event.

The price to order the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $29.99 per day. The live broadcast of the finale on Saturday will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

Additionally, the post-race press conference each night will air for free on the RacinBoys website and Facebook page.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL PLANS STRONG 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY. . . . .
NAPA RETURNS AS SERIES SPONSOR, USAC SPRINTS & MIDGETS, PA SPRINT SPEED WEEK, ALL STARS SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS ARE ON THE SCHEDULE

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (JANUARY 17, 2019) – Five exciting events have been scheduled for the 30th Anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway, in Bechtelsville, PA.

A diverse schedule of events includes three nationally touring racing circuits plus, Thunder staples like the Modifieds and the 410 Sprint Cars in a jam-packed agenda – that is highlighted by two lucrative $10,000-to-win events.

The 2019 season kicks off with a $10,000-to-win event on Tuesday, June 11. The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series competes in the Jesse Hockett Classic. ‘The Macho Man’ Brady Bacon is sure to put on a show, the Broken Arrow, OK native has scored victories in the past two USAC non-wing Sprint Car events at Grandview Speedway. Alongside the USAC competitors is the 358 Modifieds – Grandview’s top weekly racing division. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

The twenty-fifth scheduled Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek event takes place on Tuesday, July 2. Nothing is more American than 410 Sprint Cars and the fans on ‘The Hill’ know how to celebrate our nation. NASCAR Cup Series star, Kyle Larson has claimed victories in the past two Grandview Speedweek events – but with $10,000 up for grabs Pennsylvania’s famed PA Posse is ready to keep that payday local. The 358 Modifieds join the 410 Sprint Cars for a thrilling double header.

The NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets’ first recent appearance at Grandview Speedway takes place on Tuesday, July 30. Fans have been clamoring for the Midgets to hit the high-banks in Bechtelsville and you can be sure they’ll be ready for a good time. Familiar Grandview Sprint Car faces like Brady Bacon and Tyler Courtney challenge 2018 National Midget Champion Logan Seavey – and most likely some local flavor in what is expected to be an action-packed event.

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions return to Grandview Speedway on Thursday August 22 for the 5th Annual Levan Machine and Truck Equipment Thunder Cup. In 2018, Aaron Reutzel drank champagne from the two-foot tall gold chalice with confetti flying in the background. The best-of-the-best in 410 Sprint Car racing will be on hand for their second appearance at the Berks County dirt track.

The season closes out on Saturday, October 19 with the House of Thunder Halloween Party featuring the 22nd running of the Modified Traffic Jam. Lauded as one of the most exciting Modified races around the Traffic Jam boasts previous winners like Brett Hearn, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Horton, Ryan Watt, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard and Craig VonDohren among many others. A Big-Block vs. Small-Block rules package allows for a outsiders to try their hand at the one-third-mile Grandview Speedway. Alongside the Modifieds will be the Sportsman, and MASS 305 Sprint Cars.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule

Tuesday, June 11 USAC Non-Wing Sprints 40 laps & 358 Modifieds Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win!
Tuesday, July 2 PA Sprint Speed Week 410 Sprints $10,000 to win & 358 Modifieds
Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets 30 laps & 358 Modifieds
Thursday, August 22 All Star Sprints Smoke on the Hill Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds
Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

Grandview Speedway Contact Information
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

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 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 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, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

McIntosh Races to Top Five Finish in Chili Bowl Debut – Youngest Top Five Finisher in Event History!

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (January 16, 2019) – He may have entered Wednesday night’s 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary event as a relative unknown in a Tulsa Expo Center filled with auto racing’s biggest stars including the likes of Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu and more.

By the time the night’s final checkered flag flew, a packed house all suddenly knew who Cannon McIntosh is.

After celebrating his 16th birthday less than one month ago, McIntosh drove the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 Midget to an eye-opening fifth place finish in Wednesday’s Hard Rock Casino Qualifier at the Tulsa Expo Raceway that included 72 of the event’s approximately 350 entries.

The fifth-place finish made McIntosh the youngest driver in the event’s 33-year history to finish among the top five on a qualifying night, a mark previously held by 2017 USAC Midget champion Spencer Bayston. Bayston posted a top-five finish in 2014 at the age of 16 years and three-and-a-half months.

With the fifth-place run, McIntosh will grid one of Saturday’s twin “B” Mains approximately three to four rows deep, pending Friday night’s winner redraw. Each of those “B” Mains will transfer seven to the 55-lap Chili Bowl championship “A” Main.

Following a solid practice session on Monday to shake down car, McIntosh was eager for Wednesday’s first dose of Chili Bowl competition.

“I’m just a little bit nervous,” the Bixby, Oklahoma native admitted prior to Wednesday’s hot laps. “I’ll just try to treat like another race.”

If there were any nerves, it certainly didn’t show on the track.

Gridding the night’s fourth of nine heat races inside the fourth row, McIntosh dodged an opening lap tangle and then promptly made his way into fourth before being credit with third by race’s end. Sitting sixth in passing point after heat race action, McIntosh started fifth in the second Qualifier and once again moved forward to claim a solid third-place finish and secure the seventh starting position for the feature.

As the green flag flew on the 25-lapper, McIntosh held his ground early on and began working the low side of the track to his advantage to gain ground on the leaders.

“The car felt really good there on the bottom,” McIntosh said afterward. “I felt like if I stuck with it, we could do something.”

He was able to do something, battling with some of the event’s legends as he battled past five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell for position and then made a late move past 2006 Chili Bowl winner Tim McCreadie to secure the fifth place finish in the closing laps.

“The car was great, when we were able to pass Sammy and McCreadie, I knew for sure we had a good car,” McIntosh said. “We just have to carry it over to Saturday night and put it in the show.”

While McIntosh has established himself among the leading Chili Bowl Rookie contenders, he entered the week with two full seasons of Midget racing action under his belt. After earning POWRi West Midget Rookie of the Year honors and ranking fourth in 2017 series points, McIntosh ranked sixth in 2018 POWRi West Midget points despite missing several events.

McIntosh has a pair of POWRi West Midget feature wins to his credit including a 2017 score at Missouri’s Springfield Raceway and a 2018 triumph at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway.

McIntosh’s maiden Chili Bowl voyage is already off to a remarkable start. He’ll try to add to it on Saturday night as he tries to race from “B” Main action into an “A” Main reserved for 24 of the world’s racers.

Along with RL Hudson and Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the ambitious 2018 slate of events possible includes American Discount, Complete Auto Care, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Sanders and Associates, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication and Car and Fleet.

2019 Quick Stats: 1 race, 1 top-five, 1 top-ten.

Up Next: 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals finale on Saturday, January 19.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

If you would like Cannon McIntosh 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.

 

 

LIMITED SPRINTCARS

Winning Williams

While Alex Williams has only contested a handful of race meetings so far in what is his first full season in Limited Sprintcars, that hasn’t stopped him from experiencing success by claiming his maiden feature-race victory at the Perth Motorplex over the Christmas-New Year period.

Stepping into the class last season and completing half-a-dozen shows, Williams added multiple achievements to his resume, picking up number of heat-race wins and minor podium feature-race finishes, along with placing fourth in the Limited Sprintcar Association of WA Series point score and second in the Perth Motorplex Track Championship.

However, having now gotten his introduction to Limited Sprintcars out of the way, the 24-year-old’s run this season has seen him go to another level, with a standout performance at the Perth Motorplex over the Christmas-New Year period delivering him with his maiden feature-race win.

Qualifying on the outside of the front row for the 20-lap feature race, Williams wasted no time, immediately moving into second off the start and then setting his sights on the leader, whom he eventually pipped on lap seven to take his place out in front.

Backing up his front-running form just a couple of nights later at Bunbury Speedway, Williams was able to continue his front-running form, rounding out the podium in third place. His consistency so far this season also has him occupying the runner-up spot in the current Limited Sprintcar Association of WA Series point score.

“We’ve picked up so much knowledge and experience since stepping into Limited Sprintcars so to put that all into practice and have it pay off like it did at the Perth Motorplex is really special,”expressed Williams, who had three-time World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden follow him home in second.

Spending six seasons in Junior Sedans, three seasons in Production Sedans and two seasons in Street Stocks, Williams’s speedway background was solely in sedans, but when the opportunity came to join the open-wheel ranks, he was more than eager to pursue it.

This opportunity came through his uncle Wayne Williams, who owns the # 47 Welcome Site Southwest & Event Rent / Southern Workwear & Ammunition backed Maxim, while the rest of the Williams family, including his uncle Kim,are also involved in Williams’s speedway career.

“There’s no way I’d be able to do any of this without my amazing family, who are my biggest motivators,”added the racer, who resides in the town of Rosa Brook, located just outside of Margaret River in WA.

“I’m very thankful to Uncle Wayne that he allows me to race his car, along with my parents (Jock and Lynda) and the rest of my family, who are always there at the track and ready to help me out. The support they, along with our sponsors, give me is the only reason I’m able to race.”

Enjoying a short break, Williams will next be in action on Australia Day (January 26) with the next round of the Limited Sprintcar Association of WA Series at Geraldton City Speedway.He will then be racing at Kalgoorlie International Speedway on the Saturday night of February 16, followed by the Western Australian Title at Narrogin Speedway on March 3.

Williams would like to thank his 2018-19 season sponsors: Welcome Site Southwest & Event Rent Southern Workwear & Ammunition Darnell’s General Store Rosa Brook Cottages O’Neill’s Service Centre Hadley Earthworks Arthur Wines Tyrepower - Margaret River Taz’s Taxis Margaret River Motors Impact Property Maintenance Cowara Motorsport Margaret River Windscreens

Special thanks go to hisparents (Jock and Lynda), Uncle Wayne, Uncle Kim, his fiancée Jess Crawford and their two sons: Izaak and Jaxon, along with his pit crew, family and friends for all their ongoing support.

To follow Williams and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Williams Motorsport # 47.

 

 

Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu To Race At Ohsweken Northern Summer Nationals on July 22-23

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (January 16, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce NASCAR Champions Tony Stewart and Christopher Bell and Sprint Car Superstar Rico Abreu will race at the 3/8-mile Ohsweken clay oval July 22-23, 2019 as part of the rejuvenated Northern Summer Nationals. The event will feature the three dirt racing aces in a pair of $5,000 USD-to-win and $400 USD-to-start 360 Sprint Car races on back-to-back nights. The event will carry marketing support from dedicated and loyal Ohsweken partners Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Nitro 54 Variety, Burger Barn, Pinty's Delicious Foods and Arrow Express. Race time each night is scheduled for 7:30pm.

Tickets for the Northern Summer Nationals will go on sale February 1st, 2019 online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/, while previous Major Event Ticket Holders can log-in to their accounts and purchase tickets beginning January 25th, 2019.

“We are extremely excited to have three huge stars in Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu coming to Ohsweken Speedway this July,” said Clinton Geoffrey, Ohsweken Speedway general manager. “We are thrilled we could deliver a show with two big NASCAR stars and arguably Sprint Car racing’s most popular driver to our dedicated fans for another big event in 2019.”

The event will mark the return of three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart to Ohsweken Speedway for the first time since 2013. The current owner of the All-Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series and Eldora Speedway is known as much for his dirt track achievements as his NASCAR success. A three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, four-time USAC champion, two-time Chili Bowl champion and 1997 IndyCar champion, Stewart is one of the most versatile racecar drivers on the planet. The Columbus, Indiana native also has three career wins at Ohsweken, including his first career World of Outlaws win on July 27, 2011. He has also won once in 360 Sprint Car competition, which came on July 30, 2012. Stewart is looking forward to returning to the track where he captured his first checkered flag with the Outlaws.

“I’m very much looking forward to getting back to Canada this summer. Glenn, and his team always treat us so well,” said Stewart. “I won my first Outlaw race at Ohsweken back in 2011, I remember it vividly. It was the week before the Brickyard in Indy and my victory lane check was strategically placed in the window of my motorhome for everyone to see at IMS. There is always such a strong contingent of cars that come to Ohsweken for the Summer Nationals. I hope we can put on a show for the fans.”

Christopher Bell will make his first career appearance at Ohsweken Speedway at the 2019 Northern Summer Nationals. The two-time and reigning Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Champion was also the 2017 NASCAR Truck Series Champion and is one of dirt track racing’s brightest stars. Ohsweken’s multi-groove racing surface will fit Bell’s exciting style well.

“I’m super excited to race at Ohsweken. I’ve always followed the racing there and it’s an amazing venue,” said Bell, a 24-year-old native of Norman, Oklahoma who was also the 2013 USAC National Midget Champion at just 19 years old.

Bell has four career World of Outlaws wins to his credit, including his most recent triumph on October 14, 2018 at Eldora Speedway in a Tony Stewart Racing-prepared car.

St. Helena, California driver Rico Abreu will also be making his first career appearance at Ohsweken. The ultra-popular driver has become a household name in Sprint Car racing over the past few seasons. Abreu’s No.24 Sprint Car has become an iconic threat to win on the national 410 Sprint Car scene in recent years as proven by his eight career World of Outlaws wins to date. Abreu is also a decorated Midget driver who won the 2016 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Championship with the Keith Kunz Motorsports stable. The 26-year-old, who lists Eldora Speedway as is favourite track, is excited to make his debut on Ohsweken’s high-banks.

“I was scheduled to come race at Ohsweken in 2017 before some extreme circumstances forced us to cancel at the 11th hour”, said Abreu. “I’m glad our schedule allowed us to come this year. I have never raced my Sprint Car in Canada. I get to race the Kings Royal at Eldora and then drive right to Ohsweken from there. What a week of racing! I can’t wait. Thanks to Glenn for inviting me back.”

The 2019 Northern Summer Nationals will also have connection to the 15th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals next September. The winners of the two-night Northern Summer Nationals will be guaranteed starters for the 35-lap Saturday main event.

The Northern Summer Nationals will also feature several support divisions over the two nights, including an Open Late Model showdown, the Race of Champions Sportsman tour, UMP/Canadian Modified Challenge, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Each division will compete on only one of the two nights, with the exact dates and schedules to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The complete 2019 Ohsweken Speedway Friday Night Excitement schedule will be released in the coming weeks, including details on the track’s 24th season opener and the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on Ohsweken Speedway, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com. _____________________________

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Nitro 54 Variety, Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Tyler Courtney Unanimously Named North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for 2018!

Knoxville, IA, January 16, 2019 – Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Indiana, today was named the 2018 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The 2018 USAC National Sprint Car champion counted the Eldora Four-Crown sprint and midget features and the “Tony Hulman Classic” amongst his wins. “Sunshine” earned all eleven first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are defending Non-wing Driver of the Year and Perris Oval Nationals champion, Kevin Thomas Jr., 2018 Indiana Sprint Week champion Chris Windom, Justin Grant, and USAC/California Racing Association (CRA) champion Damion Gardner. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are CJ Leary, Chase Stockon, Brady Bacon, Brody Roa and Dave Darland.

The Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing #7BC team with Tyler Courtney at the wheel, earned the 2018 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award.

CJ Leary will receive the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting non-winged sprint car performances in 2018, while Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jason McDougal will receive the 2018 non-winged sprint car “Rookie of the Year” award.

Mike and Tim Truex of Loudpedal Productions will receive the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Media Member of the Year” honors for the fourth time in their career. Tom Helfrich of the Tri-State Speedway will receive his third career “Promoter of the Year” Award.

Joe Devin of DRC Chassis will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the eighth time.

The North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2018 at tracks and other locations throughout North America. The awards were announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2018 Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 1100 (11)

2. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 660

3. Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 375

4. Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 265

5. Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, 234

6. CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 229

7. Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 208

8. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 197

9. Brody Roa, Buena Park, CA, 142

10. Dave Darlan, Lincoln, IN, 135

11. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 57

12. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 49

13. Austin Williams, Yorba Linda, CA, 44

14. Charles Davis Jr., Buckeye, AZ, 40

(tie) Jake Swanson, Anaheim, CA, 40

16. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 39

17. Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA, 20

18. Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN, 18

19. Jason McDougle, Broken Arrow, OK, 16

20. Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA, 13

(tie) Steve Drevicki, Reading, PA, 13

(tie) Austin Liggett, Tracy, CA, 13

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

 

 

Inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway announced as richest two-day USAC Midget event in history

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 16, 2019…Nestled in an area known for bearing gold the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway will now be known as host of the richest two-day USAC Midget race in history, with the inaugural Elk Grove Ford “Hangtown 100” set to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday November 19th and 20th.

With extensive support from Elk Grove Ford the two-night USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event will showcase a $100,000 purse, with opening night awarding $5,000-to-win and the 100-lap finale paying out a whopping $20,000-to-win. The final night will also be a solid $1,000-to-start.

“We are very excited to work with Matt Wood and Elk Grove Ford to bring a show of this magnitude to Placerville Speedway towards the end of our season,” commented track promoter and Russell Motorsports Inc. President Scott Russell. “When you look at tracks that are the perfect size for midgets, you certainly point to Placerville Speedway. It’s going to be an incredible show with all the biggest names in USAC racing from across the country competing in Northern California. This is going to be an event you will not want to miss.”

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 will add even more excitement by boasting a Trophy Cup style format with large inverts occurring each night. A $20,000 point fund will also be in place for the two days.

Thursday November 21st will be held as a rain date in case of inclement weather. Also sharing the card both nights will be the Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets.

Originally a gold mining camp known as Old Dry Diggins in 1848, the settlement earned its most common moniker of “Hangtown” in 1849 because of its reputation for vigilante justice carried out by hangings. After one such crime, an impromptu citizens jury met to consider the fate of the three accused. The jury wasted little time reaching a verdict, but the question was asked, what will be done to them. Someone shouted, “Hang them!”

The majority agreed, the historical precedent was set, and word quickly traveled, creating the famous and colorful Hangtown title. A milder name was then requested after a few years and in 1854 the city of Placerville was incorporated. The Placerville Speedway was originally known as Hangtown Speedway when it came into existence back in 1965. It took on the current name in the early 1980’s and has grown to be one of the more popular tracks in the region.

Reserved seating will be in place both nights at the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 with more details to follow. Future announcements regarding the event will also take place throughout the season. To keep up with event news follow on Twitter @hangtown100

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Campora Propane, Davies Family Inn, High Sierra Industries, Poor Reds BBQ, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Riebies Auto Parts, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Foothill Tree Service, Mountain Democrat, Union Bank, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, and Sierra Arbor Worx.

Join over 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

 

 

Swindell, Abreu and Host of Others Highlight Thrilling Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Preliminary Night Wednesday With the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Offering PPV

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2019) - Wednesday presents the midpoint of five preliminary nights of action for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire and a stout field is on tap.

Five-time event winner Sammy Swindell, NASCAR drivers J.J. Yeley and Landon Cassill, former Chili Bowl champion Tim McCreadie, IndyCar competitor Conor Daly, Chris Windom, Alex Bright and two-time Chili Bowl winner Rico Abreu are among the 60-plus drivers scheduled to compete.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network continues its live Pay-Per-View coverage of the spectacle, offering a live video feed with multiple cameras, replays and more. Hot laps will open the coverage at approximately 4 p.m. (Central).

NASCAR star Kyle Larson claimed Tuesday's preliminary night with Zach Daum earning a runner-up result. The duo join Monday's top-two finishers of Logan Seavey and Brady Bacon as drivers who have locked into Saturday's main event. The top two in Wednesday's A Main will also guarantee themselves a stellar opportunity during the event finale.

The Pay-Per-View broadcasts feature talented announcers including Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters and Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles also provide commentary throughout the event.

The price to order the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $29.99 per day. The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

Additionally, the post-race press conference each night will air for free on the RacinBoys website and Facebook page.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Eight Inductees Announced as “Class of 2019” for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame!

Knoxville, IA, January 15, 2019 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2019. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 2, during the thirtieth annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:

Drivers

Richard Griffin – “The Gas Man” from Silver City, New Mexico was a legend in CRA and SCRA competition, compiling over 50 wins with those series alone. He was the 1984 Sprint Cars of Arizona (SCOA) champion and a five-time SCRA champion.

Jason Johnson – The champion of the 2016 Knoxville Nationals from Eunice, Louisiana racked up 256 career wins. Jason was a five-time ASCS National champion and a six-time North American Sprint Car Poll 360 Driver of the Year. He was the 2015 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year.

Stevie Smith – The son of fellow Hall of Fame inductee Steve Smith, Stevie notched well over 200 wins in his career while racing against the best in the business. He is ninth on the all-time World of Outlaws win list with 84. The New Oxford, Pennsylvania now Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native won the Williams Grove National Open three times, Chico’s Gold Cup, and qualified for 21 Knoxville Nationals finales.

Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Builders

Mose Andy “M.A.” Brown – The famous owner from McKenzie, Tennessee, frequently found his cars built by Les Hill and a young Jack Elam in Victory Lane across the country. His famous #44 car with Bruce Cogle Ford sponsorship saw the likes of Sammy and Sam Swindell, Chuck Amati, Bubby Jones, Hooker and Rickey Hood, Bobby Ward and Joe Saldana behind the wheel.

C.K. Spurlock Jr. – The Gallatin, Tennessee car owner turned car builder started in racing in the mid-1960’s, and would field cars named “The Loretta Lynn Special” and “The Kenny Rogers Special.” After years fielding other’s cars, he decided to build his cars in-house and Gambler chassis was born. The cars went on to win thousands of races and countless track and series championships across the country. C.K.’s Gambler cars were safe, fast and serviceable and changed the landscape of the sport in the 1980’s.

Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors

Thomas J. Schmeh – Living in Milwaukee in 1985, Tom volunteered to help bring the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum project to life. In 1989, he was hired as the Executive Director, and from 2008 to 2017 was curator. During his tenure, he also organized events such as the Brodix Tournament of Champions, the World Challenge, the Masters Classic and other events. Tom’s accomplishments and contributions to the growth of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are immeasurable. He is retired and living in Owego, New York.

Greg Stephens – For over two decades, Greg could be seen in his van, traveling the World of Outlaws circuit, capturing the series’ history through video, and getting it to media outlets around the world. He played a key support role as sprint car racing found its way to homes through TNN, ESPN, SPEED and regional cable outlets. The Taylorville, Illinois resident has shot plenty of races outside the sprint car world as well, and he has over 3,000 hours of footage on file. He has also produced well over 200 videos of his events.

Pre-1945

“Wild” Bill Endicott – From Indianapolis, “Wild” Bill was one of the true pioneers and superstars of dirt track racing. Though he had a few runs at Indy, his love and success came on the dirt. He was at times a showman in promotions with his pig as mascot, but he also set 5, 10, 25, 75 and 100-mile records at Los Angeles Speedway. He drove in fellow Hall of Fame inductee, J. Alex Sloan’s IMCA promotions at the age of 41 as the “Dean of Dirt Track Drivers.” Starting in 1915, Bill won over two dozen times with IMCA in the U.S. and Canada before his retirement.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “This year’s inductee group is another testament to the hard work put in by our 72-member National Induction Committee! We are really looking forward to our thirtieth induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday, June 1.”

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

If you are in Tulsa, don't forget the auction on Thursday!

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as well as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and will take place on Thursday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Mark Kinser, Shane Carson, Greg Hodnett, JJ Yeley, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Ron Shuman, Chris Windom, Kenny and Lee Jacobs, Maria Cofer, Harli White, Dale Blaney, Spencer Bayston and more. Other items include tickets for two on our museum’s second floor for the Knoxville Nationals, valued at $792, a framed photo of Bryan Clauson and Jason Johnson, and other limited items.

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Peacock Excited for Classic Debut

The 2018-19 season is about to get a whole lot more exciting for Jayden Peacock, with the young 410 Sprintcar racer on the cusp of participating in his maiden Grand Annual Classic with the PJS Motorsport team.

Entering into an agreement earlier this season with PJS Motorsport owners Phil and Sharon Seymour,from Geelong in Victoria, to contest what is considered the most prestigious event in Australian speedway aboard their second car – the VA # 29 Arbon Equipment PTY Limited / HME Group supported XXX, Peacock couldn’t be more excited to tick the event off his bucket list.

Having had the perfect opportunity to get his eye in, so to speak, at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in Victoria prior to the Grand Annual Classic, the Redcliffe, Queensland-based driver won’t be flying blind when he visits the venue this weekend.

Experiencing an encouraging run during the recent two World Series Sprintcar Championship Speedweek rounds at the track, Peacock was able to build on his initial 13th-place B main finish in the third series round to come home seventh in the B main during round five.

“To say that I’m excited to contest my Grand Annual Classic honestly doesn’t even cut it,”enthused Peacock.

“This is without a doubt the country’s biggest speedway race and I can’t thank Phil and Sharon, along with the rest of the PJS Motorsport team, enough for making this a reality for me.

“The Grand Annual Classic is going to be tough and I’m very realistic about what we hope to achieve. I had some strong speed during the recent World Series Championship rounds at Premier Speedway, so I’m hoping to improve on that by qualifyinginto the feature race on the Sunday night.”

In the lead up to the Grand Annual Classic, where he will be participating in qualifying night one on the Friday night, Peacock will also be contesting this Wednesday night’s President’s Cup, which is set to take place at PJS Motorsport’s home track: Avalon Raceway.

The PJS Motorsport team is proudly supported by the following 2018-19 season sponsors: Arbon Equipment PTY Limited HME Group A Plus Powder Coating Proctor Accounting

Peacock would like to thank his 2018-19 season sponsors: Speedy Race Industries Kellash Creek Pastoral Company Kaeding Performance Ford Wreckers - Redcliffe J Peacock Painting Ash Media Speedway Footage

Special thanks go to Peacock’s cousin and crew chief Aaron Broadbridge, along with Matt Black, Mark Farmer, Tyler Barton, John Cooley (Cool Chassis), Ken McNamara (KRE Race Engines), Glen Beaton, his dad (Jeff), his girlfriend (Reannen), Nick, and Vicki.

To find out more about Peacock and PJS Motorsport, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Peacock Racing and PJS Motor Sport.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, Auction and Polls Ahead at Chili Bowl! Wednesday, January 09, 2019

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, Auction and Polls Ahead at Chili Bowl!

Knoxville, IA, January 9, 2019 - The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 14-19, 2019. The museum’s week will be highlighted by the announcement of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “30th Class” on Tuesday, January 15, and its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 17. In addition, its three divisions of North American Sprint Car Poll awards will be announced January 16-18.

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as well as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and will take place on Thursday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Mark Kinser, Shane Carson, Greg Hodnett, JJ Yeley, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Ron Shuman, Chris Windom, Kenny and Lee Jacobs, Maria Cofer, Harli White, Dale Blaney, Spencer Bayston and more. Other items include tickets for two on our museum’s second floor for the Knoxville Nationals, valued at $792, a framed photo of Bryan Clauson and Jason Johnson, and other limited items.”

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Bob Baker says, “We are very excited to be naming our National Sprint Car Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2019’ on Tuesday of Chili Bowl week. This will be our 30th induction banquet on Saturday, June 1, and it will be a special event for the new inductees and our many past inductees. We have to thank Emmett Hahn, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee himself, and his team for continuing to allow us to have a presence at their week-long indoor midget car racing event. We will also have a booth back in the trade show every day at the Chili Bowl, featuring books and assorted items from our museum store for sale. Memberships to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will also be available for sale.”

Intermission announcements of the museum’s 2018 North American Sprint Car Poll awards will also be made each night of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on the following schedule: Wednesday – Non-Wing, Thursday – 360’s, Friday – 410’s and Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Strong Form for Madsen and KMS

Heading into the two biggest weekends of Australian 410 Sprintcar racing, Kerry Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team are in strong form.

Over the past week, the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim driver has gained control of the World Series Sprintcars Championship point standings lead, along with a top-five finish in the Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

After a fourth-place finish in last Wednesday night’s seventh WSS Championship round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, Madsen has taken control of the WSS Championship point standings lead over Steven Lines by a mere eight points.

Two nights after gaining the WSS Championship lead, Madsen and the KMS team made their one and only 2018-19 season appearance at Madsen’s home track: Valvoline Raceway. After the opening night was forced to be cancelled, due to wet weather, the two-night show was condensed into one. After the completion of the qualifying events, Madsen started from position 10 for the feature race. He managed to work his way into winning contention in the latter stages; however, he fell back in the final laps to greet the chequered flag in fifth.

So far in the 2018-19 season, Madsen and KMS team have now recorded eight top-five finishes from a total of 12 race meetings.

Starting with this Wednesday night’s President’s Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway (Vic), followed by the King’s Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) on Thursday night and then the three-night Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic) this Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, Madsen and the KMS team are in good shape.

“The major shows are the ones that you live to race for,” expressed Madsen, who has three Grand Annual Classic wins to his name and will contested the Saturday night qualifying event during this weekend’s Grand Annual Classic.

“The KMS team and I are gelling very nicely in our first season together, and our goalheading into all of these major shows, as it is whenever or wherever we race, is to win and nothing less.”

Following the Grand Annual Classic, Madsen and the team head back up to Queensland to contest the Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship on Saturday and Sunday night of January 26 and 27 at Archerfield Speedway. Madsen is shooting for four Australian Championship wins in a row, while the KMS team are hoping for their first Australian Championship triumph since 2012, when Brooke Tatnell came out on top. For the KMS team, Archerfield Speedway has been a happy hunting ground when it comes to Australian Championships, with Skip Jackson winning in 2001 and Tatnell in 2006.

Current WSS Championship Point Standings (after seven completed rounds) 1: Kerry Madsen - 1922 points 2: Steven Lines - 1914 3: James McFadden - 1796 4: Jamie Veal - 1639 5: Rusty Hickman - 1513

Krikke Motorsport’s range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies ($50), hats ($30), t-shirts ($30), raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts ($40) and kids’ t-shirts ($30), is available for purchase at the track from the team’s transporter or merchandise van. A limited range of stock is also available via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire Pumpa Manufacturing Maxwill Racing Engines PWR Performance Products Valvoline Oils Bunbury Toyota Vortex Racing Products A Lucas Spray Painters Skwid Signs Redline Media Performance Racegear HRP Specialties South West Conveyancing Richard Hathaway Photography

To keep up-to-date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.auor follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 



Bottrell Realising A Dream

Experienced Formula 500s racer Craig Bottrell thought he’d never get the opportunity torun a Sprintcar during his speedway career, but that all changed last season when father and son duo Greg and Ben Migro offered him the driver’s seat aboard their # 4 Murphy Limited Sprintcar.

Having raced Formula 500s since the late 1990s, Bottrell, from the Perth suburb of Leeming, Western Australia, was yet to set foot in a Sprintcar until midway through last year, when he was offered a drive in the Migro family-owned car, with competitive Limited Sprintcar driver Ben taking the season off.

Planning just to contest the Winter Series at Ellenbrook Speedway, one show quickly turned into the whole season, with the Migro family inviting Bottrell to remain on board throughout the full 2018-19 season calendar.

With around eight race meetings under their belt, the Bottrell and Migro combination was proving to be a strong one, picking up a trio of third-place finishes before breaking through to experience their first taste of victory at Bunbury Speedway.

Ringing in the New Year in the best possible fashion, Bottrell started out of position four for the 20-lap feature race and had already made his way into the runner-up spot by the opening lap, before making a charge for the lead in the closing stages of the race, which ultimately paid off.

“It’s honestly a surreal feeling just to be racing a Sprintcar, let alone scoring a feature-race win,” expressed Bottrell, who is the owner ofEmpire Graphics.

“I have to say a huge thank you to Greg and Ben for giving me the opportunity to run such a high-quality car, along with all of the sponsors for making this a possibility. Greg and Ben have been heavily involved in my introduction into Limited Sprintcars and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this win without them.”

Currently sitting third in the Limited Sprintcar Association of WA point score, the next round of the point score will take place at Geraldton City Speedway on Australia Day (January 26), followed by an outing at Kalgoorlie International Speedway on February 16.

The team will then turn their attention to the Western Australian Title, which is set to take place at Narrogin Speedway on March 3, where they will be hoping to continue their front-running form.

Bottrell and the Migros BGT Racing team is proudly supported by the following 2018-19 sponsors: Lend Me Penrite HRP Specialties Asteel Powdercoating Motorworld Parr Motorsports Performance Modifications Total Eden Briffa Race Engines Sprintcar Parts Australia BK Racing Ti Components RC2 Filters Empire Graphics Perth Tree Services C&R Motorsports Developments Transit Clothing TM Autos Ralph Lewis Murphy Solutions Murphy Race Cars

Bottrell would like to give special thanks to Greg and Ben Migro, along with the rest of the Migro family, and hard-working pit-crew members: Tim, Jono and Brad.

To find out more about Bottrell’s 2018-19 season campaign with the Migros, LIKE them on Facebook by searching BGT Racing.

 

 

BRODY ROA RELEASES AMBITIOUS 2019 SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE!

(Cypress, CA, January 15, 2019) Garden Grove, California racer Brody Roa has released his 2019 sprint car racing schedule. The agenda, which will be his most ambitious in sprint car racing, will see Roa compete in the USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Car Series.’

Roa, who will turn 28-years-old on January 25th, will be chasing both the USAC/CRA and Southwest Series championships in 2019. He will compete in every race in both series. In addition to his busy schedule out west, he will journey east to race in the grueling Indiana Sprint Week in July and has hopes of contesting the Corn Belt Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa on July 5th and 6th (the Corn Belt Nationals are contingent on Roa’s USAC/CRA schedule).

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Forty-two races are on the docket for Roa this year. His sprint car campaign will kick off with a Southwest series event at Casa Grande’s Central Arizona Raceway on March 2nd. He will close the campaign back in the Copper State in November. Among the highlights are the previously mentioned Corn Belt Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa on July 5th & 6th, the grueling Indiana Sprint Week which starts July 18th and runs through July 27th, California Sprint Week which begins on August 31st and concludes September 7th, the November 7th, 8th and 9th Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway and the season-ending Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway on November 15th and 16th.

2019 Schedule

3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest

3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest

3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest

3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO)

4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest

4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest

5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA

5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest

5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest

6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest

6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

7/5/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***

7/6/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***

7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA ***

7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest

7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National

7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National

7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National

7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National

7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National

7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National

7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National

7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National

8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest

8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

9/5/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

9/6/19 Ocean Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest

9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA

9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest

10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest

11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

*** Tentative

2019 will be Roa’s eighth-full season competing in the USAC/CRA Series. In the previous seven years, he has never finished worse than eighth in the championship standings. He has placed second the last two seasons, finished third two times, taken sixth twice and eighth once.

In addition to his second-place finish in the regular season standings in 2018, Roa won the coveted California Sprint Week Championship. All told in USAC/CRA in 2018, he only had one DNF in 23 races and had three wins, 17 top five finishes and 21 top 10s.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

 

 

Bacon off to Fast Start in 2019 – Locks into Chili Bowl Championship Feature!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2019) – Brady Bacon is starting off the 2019 season on a strong note as he raced into Saturday night’s 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals 55-lap championship by virtue of a runner-up finish in Monday’s opening night of preliminary action.

On a rare occasion to race in front of scores of friends and family close to his native Broken Arrow, OK, upbringing, Bacon shook some Chili Bowl demons that have plagued him at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in recent years to lock into his third finale and first since the 2013 edition of the prestigious event.

“It’s such a relief to get locked into this,” Bacon commented. “Now we can relax some the next several nights and focus on getting the car right for Saturday’s feature.”

Running a limited slate of Midget events in 2019, Bacon was consistent throughout Monday night’s preliminary action aboard the FMR No. 76 with a run from third to second in the night’s second Heat Race and then climbing from fourth to second in the fourth Qualifying Race to put the Imperial Wagyu Beef entry fifth in the 25-lap feature starting grid.

Bacon made his way to third by the time the first caution flew after seven laps and had the topside working to his favor until a red flag flew at the midway point.

From there, Bacon kept the pressure on Brad Sweet and finally made the move for the second and final lock-in position on the 23rd lap.

“I think we had a car capable of winning, then everyone else found the top after the red,” Bacon commented.

With the second-place run among Monday’s field of 63, Bacon will start among the top ten in Saturday’s finale pending the results of the Pole Shuffle.

Bacon will be looking to top a career best Chili Bowl finish of 7th in 2008 with his next championship feature start resulting in a 22nd place finish in 2013.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. Indy Race Parts, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Tony Elliott Foundation, Frolic Bar & Grill.

2019 Quick Stats: 1 race, 1 top-five, 1 top-ten.

Up Next: Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals championship “A” Feature at Tulsa Expo Raceway on Saturday, January 19.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

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

 

 

All Star Champ Reutzel Kicks off Chili Bowl with Race of Champions on Tuesday

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (January 15, 2019) – After an amazing first full season of 410-ci Sprint Car competition in 2018 with the newly-formed Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team, Clute, TX, native Aaron Reutzel is ready for his third dose of Chili Bowl action at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

And it begins on Tuesday night with Reutzel wheeling Joe Dooling’s No. 92 SR-11 powered Spike chassis in the 11th Annual Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions (VIROC). The reigning champion of Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car series landed the invitation by virtue of car owner Dooling’s Chili Bowl win with Bryan Clauson in 2014.

Reutzel will then take to the track again during Wednesday’s Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night that will determine in large part his Saturday night Chili Bowl fate. A top-two finish in the feature would net his first Chili Bowl championship feature start with anything else determining his position among the day’s alphabet soup.

“I’m really looking forward to it, this is just a fun race,” Reutzel commented. “Being in the VIROC gives us some extra laps to get comfortable and dialed in and ready for Wednesday. And if the draw goes well for VIROC, hopefully we can put together a good finish there too.”

After a 2018 season that included 11 overall wins, this is just Reutzel’s third attempt at the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Reutzel’s first attempt was plagued by mechanical issues that resulted in less than a handful of laps. However, Reutzel bounced back the next year in 2017 and very nearly drove the Tyson Hall entry into the main event only to be collected in a late-race “B” Main tangle while in transfer position contention.

“It’s the Chili Bowl, so anything can happen,” Reutzel commented. “But if things fall right, I feel like we can be right there.”

Reutzel will find out in short order if Chili Bowl luck is on his side this time around with Tuesday’s VIROC.

2018 Quick Stats: 73 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens.

Next Up: Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions on Tuesday, Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night on Wednesday and Chili Bowl championship Saturday.

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

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

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway

Salutes Its Top Racers

MARION, Ind., Jan. 14 —Over 200 people braved a snowstorm Saturday night to gather at Eventfully Yours Event Center here to celebrate Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2018 season. The top-10 finishers in each of five weekly divisions, the Rookies of the Year, and special award winners were honored during an evening that featured recurring comments thanking promoter Jerry Gappens for bringing new vitality and regular weekly shows to the quarter-mile dirt oval. The track was only holding occasional events in the past several years before Gappens became the track’s promoter last year.

Approximately $3,500 worth of trophies and $8,500 in point-fund money was distributed to the track’s 262 weekly racers, who also shared nearly $250,000 in purse money throughout the season.

Taking home the biggest awards were the five driver champions: Clinton Boyles of Lees Summit, Mo. (non-wing sprint cars); Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind. (UMP modifieds); Randy Lines of Marion (super streets); D.J. Holt of Marion (thunder cars) and Eric Solms of Fairmont, Ind. (front-wheel-drive compacts.)

The champion team owners were Paul Hazen of Columbia City, Ind. (sprint cars), Nusbaum (UMP modifieds), Sam Thompson (super streets), Holt (thunder cars) and Solms (FWD compacts).

Luke Harbison of Fishers, Ind. and Bryar Schroeter of Kokomo, Ind. were the co-Rookies of the Year in the sprint car division.

The Krider family of Garrett, Ind. has two Rookie of the Year in its household, as Lance won the UMP modified Rookie of the Year award and his son, 13-year-old Bryce Krider, was the top rookie in the thunder car division.

Jarrett Rennaker of Huntington, Ind. was the super street Rookie of the Year.

James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., son of super street and thunder car driver James Headley, was the Rookie of the Year in the FWD compact division.

The keynote speaker was Tom Bigelow, a member of both the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, and a nine-time starter in the Indianapolis 500.

He told the drivers to set big goals as well as smaller, more attainable goals to help them reach the big goal. He disclosed that he flipped in the first midget race he entered, but he won his first sprint car race.

“Learn how to drive that car, and don’t let it drive you,” he said. He also emphasized that drivers should take care of their sponsors and fans.

“Don’t just pack up and leave at the end of the night,” said Bigelow, who noted that he made it a practice to shake each fan’s hand after he signed an autograph.

And even in this day of engineers, he said learning how to set up a race car is still something each driver needs to do. “You need to know what’s going on,” he noted.

“The people in this room are the grassroots of racing, and the way you treat other people you meet in the sport is very important,” he emphasized.

Gappens said he is close to finalizing the track’s 2019 schedule, and the final version will include 20-22 events. He also recognized Susannah Stapp of Hoosier Tire Midwest, and thanked Hoosier, Marion Tire, Miller’s American Auto Body, Indiana Oxygen, Brandt’s Harley-Davidson, John and Sheril Long and Thompson Trucking for their support.

Several special awards were presented, as follows:

* Media Award: Chuck Landis of “The Chronicle-Tribune,” Marion, Ind.;

* Photographers of the Year Awards: Bill Miller and Randy Crist;

* Super Fan Award: Dale “The Candy Man” Korporal;

* Vendor of the Year: Scott Benic, Benic Enterprises;

* Track Prep Appreciation Award: Jason Martin;

* Social Media/Marketing Appreciation Award: Jacob Quick;

* Walt Disney Award (for taking pride in the track’s appearance): Aaron Bishop;

* “Agony of Defeat” Award (for surviving the most dramatic flip of 2018): Tom Davies;

* Fan Club of the Year Award: No. 00 Headley Fan Club, and

* Special Promotion of the Year Award: Holt, Ervin Turner of Marion and Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. for raising $5,000 to stage the “Thunder Car Rumble.”

More information is available on the track’s website at gascityI69speedway.com and by following it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

 

Don't Forget!

LIVE 2019 Chili Bowl Telecast The Best Dirt Car Racers in the World ...On MAVTV Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:30pm ET

(Re-air Sunday, Jan. 20 at 1:30am ET)

Corona, CA (January 15, 2019): MAVTV will broadcast LIVE the 33rd running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire on Saturday, January 19 starting at 8:30pm ET. The HD broadcast features the world's best dirt car racers in action packed racing from the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK.

The entire 3-hour telecast will re-air on Sunday, January 20 starting at 1:30am ET.

With more than 300 entries, the 2019 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals field has attracted top American racers including stars from Midgets, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR, NHRA and USAC. Drivers hail from 30 U.S. states plus international competition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, making it the world's largest indoor race.

Back-to-back champion Christopher Bell faces the daunting task of defeating the likes of 5-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, 2-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu, Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet (Knoxville Nationals winner), Dave Darland, Damion Gardner, Jerry Coons Jr., and Kasey Kahne.

"Nobody presents grass roots racing like MAVTV," said MAVTV President Bob Patison.

The 3-hour MAVTV telecast will be anchored by Bob Dillner, with Ken Stout and Rob Klepper handling commentary and Dave Argabright working the pits.

 

 

"LIVE" - the World Famous Chili Bowl!

Saturday Night, Jan 19 starting at 8:30pm ET


Corona, CA (January 15, 2019): Lucas Oil Racing TV (LORTV) will broadcast LIVE the 33rd running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire on Saturday, January 19 starting at 8:30pm ET. This HD broadcast features the world's best dirt car drivers in action packed racing from the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK.

The entire 3-hour telecast will re-air on Sunday, January 20 starting at 1:30am ET.

With more than 300 entries, the 2019 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals field has attracted the cream of American race car drivers including stars from Midgets, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR, NHRA and USAC. Drivers hail from 30 U.S. states plus top competition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, making it the world's largest indoor race.

Yearly Subscription only!

Lucas Oil Racing TV is currently available through Amazon Fire TV, Android Devices, Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, Roku, Xbox, and LucasOilRacing.TV for computers, tablets and smartphones.

 

 

2019 Schedule And More Released for Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Sacramento, CA)- With the calendar changing over to 2019, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series is eager to release their schedule for the upcoming season as well as a few new changes that will be in place.

Running for the past two seasons under the leadership of Rick Faeth and Glad Enterprises, Inc., 2019 will see series founder and sponsor, Roger Gleason of Joe Hunt Magnetos reassume the leadership role as he will work closely with long time car owner, Brian Sperry, and long time competitor, Scott Hall.

2019 is an exciting season for the Joe Hunt Magneto Wingless Series as the schedule boasts 11 events at six different facilities in the Golden State, including the series’ first ever appearance at Merced Speedway on July 20th, as well as two shows alongside the King of the West/NARC Series, and one show alongside the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Scheduled to kick off on February 16th at Marysville Raceway during the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial with a Non-Points paying event, the point season will come to life on March 30th at Sonoma-Marin County’s Petaluma Speedway.

A busy off-season for the series has seen multiple new partnerships made that will allow each night to pay $1200 to the feature event winner with each feature event starter taking home a minimum of $200.

Aside from the nightly purse increase, the 2019 Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series Champion will walk away with $1500 with the payout going all the way down to 10th, which will pay $700. On top of a cool payout, a wide array of prizes will also be handed out during the Championship banquet at the conclusion of the season, making this year one of the richest in series history.

A major rule change that will be implemented in 2019 will be allowing competitors to utilize a Roller Cam in their engine package. While the Roller Cam has been outlawed in years past, those who choose to continue to run the Flat Tappet Cam will have a bonus on the line each night. $500 total will be up for grabs with the highest finishing driver taking home $250, the second highest finisher snagging $150, and the third $100. If less than three drivers with Flat Tappet Cams show up, the unclaimed money will be rolled into a season ending bonus with the highest finishing driver in the standings using a Flat Tappet Cam taking home the remaining balance.

With work continuing to go on behind the scenes, stay on the look out for more information fan interaction plans, finalized format, and more for 2019.

2019 Schedule

Feb. 16- Marysville Raceway (Toller Memorial- Non Points)

March 30- Petaluma Speedway

April 6- Placerville Speedway

June 22- Calistoga Speedway (KWS/NARC)

July 7- Stockton Dirt Track (SCCT)

July 20- Merced Speedway

Aug. 10- Placerville Speedway

Aug. 17- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

Aug. 23- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Aug. 24- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open 360’s)

ON TAP: The 2019 season will kick off on February 16th at Marysville Raceway.

WINNERS:

STAY CONNECTED: As a new website gets constructed make sure and follow https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ on facebook as well as www.petersenmediainc.com for the latest news and information.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 see’s Gleason come back aboard as the series embarks on an 11 race schedule at six different venues.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Continues Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Broadcast Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 15, 2019) - The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire got off to a rousing start on Monday evening inside the River Spirit Expo Center, which hosted the first of five consecutive preliminary nights building toward Saturday's finale.

Logan Seavey had a perfect sweep, winning a heat race, qualifier and the main event. It marked his first career preliminary night win and a late-race pass by Brady Bacon on Brad Sweet netted the final lock-in position into Saturday's main event.

A new field of 60-plus drivers will take to the bullring on Tuesday for another preliminary night, which also includes the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network continues its live Pay-Per-View broadcast of the lap-by-lap action beginning at approximately 4 p.m. (Central) with hot laps.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson, Zach Daum, Tyler Courtney and NASCAR notable Alex Bowman are among an elite number of talented drivers aiming for one of the two lock-in positions for Saturday's big show through Tuesday's preliminary competition.

The talent isn't just on the track this week as the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network has an experienced broadcasting crew featuring Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward, Lenny Batycki and Jim Childers sharing the announcer's booth. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters and Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles will also provide commentary throughout the event.

The price to order the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $29.99 per day. The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

Additionally, the post-race press conference each night will air for free on the RacinBoys website and Facebook page.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Brian Montieth will pilot TQ Midget in Atlantic City for Michalski/Franchetta

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (January 14, 2019) - Seven-time Lincoln Speedway track champion, Brian Montieth, will put his open wheel experience to the test on January 25 & 26, as the Phoenixville, Pa., native plans to enter the Atlantic City Indoor Midget Car Race for Brett Michalski Motorsports, Tom Franchetta, Sr. and Tom Franchetta, Jr.

Montieth, a Central Pennsylvania ace in the 410 sprint car ranks, will take the reins of the Michalski-owned TQ Midget and attempt to tame Boardwalk Hall for a first-ever indoor racing triumph for the Pennsylvania-based motorsports team.

“We are thrilled to have Brian Montieth drive for us in Atlantic City. He’s an exciting guy on dirt, so I’m sure he will be just as exciting on concrete,” Brett Michalski explained. “With all of my focus pointed toward our sprint car team and preparing for the 2019 season, I’ve decided to step away from any indoor racing potential. Brian was kind enough to agree to race for us. I’m sure he’ll do a great job. I’m excited to see how things unfold.”

Brian Montieth claimed his seventh Lincoln Speedway sprint car title in 2018, notching six marks in the win column to help pave his path toward the overall track championship. It was Montieth’s seventh track title in 11 years, claiming high honors in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2018. In fact, Montieth is now third on Lincoln Speedway’s all-time championship list trailing Steve Smith who owns nine and the legendary Fred Rahmer who owns 11.

“He has a stout resume,” Michalski added about Montieth. “Being a regular competitor at Lincoln, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Brian and get to know him, eventually building a solid friendship. It’s kinda neat to be the Lincoln Rookie of the Year and join forces with the champion. We’re privileged to have him.”

“We certainly wouldn’t be in this position without the help from the Franchetta family,” Michalski continued. “Tom Franchetta, Sr. built the car, with the help of Lou Ciccone. Tom Franchetta, Jr. has been a long time friend. It’s a great group to be around.”

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the indoor events in Atlantic City should visit the event live on the Web at www.indoorautoracing.com.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS: 2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

 

 

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View Begins Monday Via RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 14, 2019) - Practice is complete inside the River Spirit Expo Center, setting the stage for five straight nights of preliminary action prior to Saturday's finale of the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

More than 350 drivers are on hand for the midget spectacle, which has expanded to a sixth day this year. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide all of the action through each of the preliminary nights and most of the finale before the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) on Saturday.

Monday kicks off the first preliminary night competition with hot laps scheduled for 4 p.m. (Central). Defending Knoxville Nationals champion Brad Sweet, NASCAR competitor Chase Briscoe, Zeb Wise, Logan Seavey and Brady Bacon are among the talented group of 60-plus drivers competing.

With a fifth preliminary night added to this year's event it narrows the number of lock-in positions to Saturday's main event to only the top-two finishers in each preliminary night A Main, making the battle to finish up front even tougher.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will broadcast the event from hot laps through the checkered flag of the main event with a top-notch broadcasting crew featuring Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart and Brian Ward in the announcer's booth. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters and Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles will also provide commentary throughout the event.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day. The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

Additionally, the post-race press conference each night will air for free on the RacinBoys website and Facebook page.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY OFFERS VARIETY IN THEIR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2019

SEVERAL NEW CLASSES OF RACING COMPETITION SCHEDULED

BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 14, 2019 . . . More than three dozen dates of auto racing are on the schedule being run at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway during the 2019 season, the 57th consecutive season of racing action now being presented by the Rogers Family.

T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman stock cars will be the regular Saturday night attraction plus added attractions.

Adding variety to the busy schedule will be Wingless Sportsman, Enduro Racing, Blast from the Past Vintage Racing, Central Pennsylvania Legends, Mid Atlantic Sprint Series, East Coast USAC Sprints, United Racing Club Sprints with the possibility more special attractions being added to the Saturday Night schedule.

Those taking part in the two division Saturday night shows for Modifieds and Sportsman are reminded that a NASCAR license is required to enter the pit area. All Modified and Sportsman drivers must a hold a valid NASCAR license to compete.

Per event NASCAR licenses will be available for $25.00 for a single event or $50 for a 15-day three event license.

Visiting race divisions will not be required to have licenses but will pay a pit admission fee.

And to clear up any confusion regarding Saturday night Modified and Sportsman prize money the Modifieds will be racing for $2500 to win plus the $300 bonus bucks from T.P.Trailers provided the winning car has the T.P. decals displayed properly. The Sportsman will be racing for an increased purse along with $600 to win the feature plus $200 T.P.Truck Equipment bonus bucks making for a total first place payoff of $800. A feature winning Crate Sportsman, with proper decals, will now earn $900 to win.

The 2019 season will get started with Enduro competition on Saturday, March 23rd followed by the annual free-to-the-public practice session, open to all divisions of competition, on Saturday, March 30th at noon.

The second annual Bruce Rogers Money Maker Big Block/Small Block $7,500 to win 50-lapper is set for Saturday, April 6th. There will be no NASCAR license required for this event.

For the 30th year the popular Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, presented by Bob Miller and the Rogers Family, will bring a number of special attractions for the popular clay track.

The biggest event of the season, the 49th Annual Freedom 76 Classic, paying $25,000 to win and attracting many of the top names in dirt racing, will take place on Saturday, September 21st with a rain date set for Saturday, September 28th.

The full schedule can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com or check in at Facebook. Info can be had at 610.754.7688.

Complete details on track magazine advertising, event sponsorship and other marketing opportunities can be had by contacting Ernie Saxton (Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc.) at 267.934-7286 or esaxton144@aol.com. A brochure with full details is available.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (As of January 13, 2019)

This schedule is subject to change without notice. For information on events, weather, etc. Call 610-754-7688 or visit www.Grandview Speedway.com. A NASCAR license is required for all of those entering the pit area for a Saturday Night event.

Saturday night NASCAR racing features T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman stock cars plus added attractions from time to time during the season.

Saturday, March 23 Enduro 1 PM (Rain Date Sunday, March 24 1 PM)

Saturday, March 30 FREE to the Public Open Practice All Divisions 12 Noon

Saturday, April 6 2nd Annual Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker

50 laps for Big and Small Block Modifieds $7,500 7 PM

Saturday, April 13 Modifieds, Sportsman 7 PM

Sunday, April 14 Enduro 1 PM

Saturday, April 20 Modifieds, Sportsman & Blast from the Past 7 PM

Saturday, April 27 Modifieds, Sportsman 7 PM

Saturday, May 4 Modifieds, Sportsman & Blast from the Past 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 11 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 18 Modifieds, Sportsman & East Coast USAC Sprints 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 19 Enduro 1 PM

Saturday, May 25 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 1 Modifieds, Sportsman & Central PA Legends 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 8 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 11 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

$10,000 to Win. . Jesse Hockett Classic USAC Non-Wing Sprint Tour & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, June 15 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 22 Modifieds, Sportsman, Wingless Sportsman 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 23 Enduro 1 PM

Saturday, June 29 Modifieds, Sportsman, MASS Sprints 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 2 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car $10,000 to win Speed Week Series & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, July 6 Modifieds & Sportsman Firecracker 40 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 13 Modifieds, Sportsman plus Blast from the Past 7:30 PM Hatfield Quality Meats Night

Saturday, July 20 Modifieds, Sportsman & URC Sprints 7:30 PM

Friday, July 26 Enduro 7 PM

Saturday, July 27 Modifieds, Sportsman & Central PA Legends 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 30s THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, August 3 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 10 Forrest Rogers Memorial for Modifieds 50 Laps & Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 17 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM (Forrest Rogers Rain Date)

Thursday, August 22 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

SMOKE ON THE HILL III All Star 410 Sprint Car Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, August 24 Modifieds, Sportsman, Blast from the Past 7:30 PM

Friday, August 30 Enduro 7 PM

Saturday, August 31 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 7 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 14 WNPV RADIO NIGHT Champions Night! Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Friday, September 20 Sportsman 38 laps, MASS Sprints & Modified Practice 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 21 49th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic 7 PM

Saturday, September 28 Enduro 7 PM or if needed Freedom 76 Rain Date 7 PM

Saturday, October 5 Enduro 1 PM

Saturday, October 19 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM HALLOWEEN PARTY -- MODS AT THE MADHOUSE 358/Big Blocks 40 laps, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

Sunday, October 20 Enduro 1 PM

Sunday, November 10 Fall Racer's Flea Market Starting at 7 AM

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is a Rogers Family/Bob Miller Promotion - -30th Anniversary Season! Visit our web sites: www.grandviewspeedway.com and www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

For information on marketing through motorsports through Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing at Grandview please be in touch with Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286 or esaxton144@aol.com.

 

 

PHILLIPSBURG EASTON HONDA SIGNS ON FOR 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT MARCH 3-9 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The 2019 edition of the Quaker Steak and Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is into the final two months of preparation for the event highlighting the past, present and future of auto racing all coming together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. An incredible list of sponsors are signing on for the event and everything is pointing in the right direction for the fabulous week long gathering. The doors of the Phillipsburg Mall will swing open to the public on opening day Sunday, March 3rd starting at 1 PM with an autograph and interview session of Nazareth Speedway driving legends and honoring Nazareth Modified Star "Rapid" Richie Smith. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the Mall traffic and will run through March 9th

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The latest sponsor signing on for the event is Phillipsburg Easton Honda located just across the highway from the Phillipsburg Mall at 400 Uniontown Road In Phillipsburg, NJ. Phillipsburg Easton Honda has established a great reputation and clientele in the automotive industry for providing complete customer satisfaction through sales, service and financing. Whether it is the purchase of a new car or a quality pre-owned vehicle, Phillipsburg Easton Honda is a one stop shop to get you back on the road once more with their expert attention to detail sales and service. Call them today at: 800-761-0532 or check out their extensive website at: www.pehonda.com Showroom hours are: Monday thru Friday from 9 AM until 9 PM and Saturday hours are from 9 AM until 8 PM. Phillipsburg Easton Honda "where the prices can't be beat, satisfaction guaranteed."

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the twelfth edition of the show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications, Upstate Auto, Matt Mahoney and GA Motorsports Media have lent their support to the show and we thank them for joining us for a grand salute to the past, present and future of racing.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits through Mibest Collectibles, Snyder Photos, Snyder Video, Gary and Ronda Phillips, Harmony Speedway/Greg Collins and Harmony Speedway/Archie Myers. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Cars, 270 and 600 Sprints, Midgets, All Sprint car divisions, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Accord and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2019 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing, go karts and quarter midgets as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The Quaker Steak & Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt.

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling show Organizers Bob & Donna Miller at: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

 

 

DARRELL WALTRIP’S FIRST NASCAR CUP RIDE TO BE ATTENTION GRABBER AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2019 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW JANUARY 18-20

WALTRIP WILL MEET FANS AND SIGN AUTOGRAPHS ON JANUARY 19

OAKS, PA January 13, 2019 . . . Out of the many race cars, more than 200, that will be on display during the PPB Motorsports 2019 Racecar and Trade Show, one that will get a huge amount of attention from attendees will be the two-tone brown No. 95 Terminal Transport 1971 Mercury Cyclone that NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip drove in his very first NASCAR Cup race.

The three day show, January 18-20, fills the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa with just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

And that first Cup race for Waltrip was the 500-miler at Talladega in 1972. He finished 38th after blowing the engine.

“It was a 1969 Mercury when I bought the car from Holman and Moody,” said Waltrip, a three time NASCAR Cup Series champion. The car had quite a history. The car had quite a history as it used the same chassis as the Holman and Moody 1967 Ford Fairlane that Mario Andretti drove to victory in the Daytona 500.

“It is a nice old restored car with a lot of history,”Waltrip stated. “It is actually race ready.”

Since that first start in Cup racing Waltrip became a standout performer as he was able to tally 84 victories of which 37 happened on Superspeedways. He earned 59 Cup poles. He is the only driver to win $500,000 in a season 18 times. And in 1990 he became the first Cup driver to win $10 million.

The 71-year-old was not only a big winner in Cup Series racing but also won in the NASCAR Busch Series, ASA, IROC, ARCA, NASCAR All-American Challenge Series, All Pro, USAC and ARTGO Challenge Series. He was also a top competitor on short tracks in the Tennessee area when first starting his career.

The popular FOX Sports TV personality, an analyst during the FOX coverage of NASCAR events, will be on center stage at the show on Saturday afternoon for two hours to talk about his racing career, TV work, books, movies, and so much more that has been part of his colorful career. Attendees will be free to ask the man named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers questions. And, of course, there will be autographs.

Headlining the show will be Waltrip and Ray Evernham along with Ryan Preece who will be looking to capture the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items.

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618

 

 

Rilat Set for Second Straight Chili Bowl Start With BDS Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - HEATH, Texas (Jan. 14, 2019) - Travis Rilat will be making his second straight appearance at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals this week.

Rilat is returning to the BDS Motorsports entry during the 33rd edition of the premier midget event, which is held Monday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Rilat's preliminary night is Monday.

"It's always exciting to climb back in a race car, especially since we haven't raced since last October," he said. "Bryan Sundby and his team always give me a great car so I'm looking forward to improving on how we did last year."

Rilat started off strong last year when he made his first Chili Bowl start since 2008. He won a heat race, placed ninth in a qualifier and ended fourth in the B Main to transfer into the preliminary night main event.

He finished 21st before capping the event with a DNF in a D Main during the finale.

"We got off to a great start on our preliminary night, but didn't get the feature finish we needed to set ourselves up for a great run during the Saturday show," he said. "I think it'll go better this year based on what we learned and how much more comfortable I got last year.

"The key to a successful event like the Chili Bowl where there are tons of racers is to consistently move forward whenever you are on the track. You need to always be passing cars and gaining points to put yourself in a great position."

UP NEXT -

Monday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

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"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race a few years ago," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, The BOSS, MDS Boring & Drilling, CnB Chubby, Champion Brands, Joe's Kleen Products, KSE Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Carlan Services, Car Star Collision and Service (from Leduc, Alberta, Canada), Clark Construction, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gee and Gee Racing, Gillund Enterprises, Global Power Services, Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Lanktree Holdings, Millstone, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pat Beck Motorsports, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Strong Crane Service, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

2019 Race Schedule for Silver Dollar Speedway

Chico, CA (January 13, 2019) …. Silver Dollar Speedway is excited to unveil 27 nights of motorsport events during 2019 at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA. The historic ¼ mile high banked clay oval race track is set to host a wide range of entertaining events led by the popular Friday night point championship season featuring the winged sprint cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks.

As with last year, the Silver Dollar Speedway offers the ease of access for fans who enjoy purchasing their tickets on-line at our website www.silverdollarspeedway.com

The season will kick-off with the annual Silver Cup Race of Champions. This race is scheduled for March 1st and 2nd. It will feature winged 360 sprint cars and the popular Dwarf Cars.

One of the highlights this season is the involvement with nearby resident Brad Sweet of Grass Valley. Sweet, who won last years Knoxville Nationals in Iowa and finished second in the World of Outlaw point standings, is teaming up with the Silver Dollar Speedway to bring back the Mini-Gold on March 15th. The race is a World of Outlaw sanctioned event.

The first of fourteen-point races will start on March 22nd. The season long point battle will conclude on Aug 23rd.

The bone crunching mayhem of the Monster trucks return on April 12th and 13th.

The first of five 410-winged sprint car events take place on May 3rd. The annual Bill Brownell Memorial fits in nicely the night before the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial on May 4th. The Bradway Jr. Memorial is a NARC/KWS event. On August 22nd, a Thursday night, the Speedway will host a second NARC/KWS event during their Speedweek. The race is set to feature NASCAR star and former two-time Gold Cup Champion Kyle Larson.

We remember David Tarter on June 14th and Tyler Wolf on August 16th. Each memorial race is popular with the drivers and fans. The Fall Nationals in tribute to Stephen Allard is held on September 27th and 28th. This race always concludes racing at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

The climax of the 2019 takes place with the 66th Gold Cup Race of Champions. The popular event will take place September 4th – 7th. The Gold Cup features two nights of World of Outlaw racing, the Gold Cup Platinum Cup and Dwarf Cars. Leading up to this event is the Kyle Larson Outlaw Kart Showcase held at the nearby Cycleland Speedway on Monday, September 2nd and Tuesday night, September 3rd.

Early July will host two popular events led by Fast Cars and Freedom on July 4th, fireworks and racing, and the crowded Dollar Night on July 12th.

For those wishing to practice for the upcoming season, we have reserved February 17th and 24th as opportunities for teams to get some track time.

For updated information throughout the 2019 please keep visiting www.silverdollarspeedway.com or follow us on social media at Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

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Classic Timetable, Ticket and Entry Information

Welcome to Classic week!

For those travelling to Warrnambool the following is a proposed list of events and information that may prove to be useful both during and in the lead up to the Classic which will be held on Friday January 18 through to Sunday January 20, 2019.

Tickets for the Classic remain on sale with 3 Day Passes as well as Single Night entry tickets available via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

Please note on-line sales are only available until midnight on Thursday January 17, 2019.

While there are many General Admission Tickets available, patrons are advised that the best way to avoid having to endure the ‘rush’ for prime General Admission viewing, is to purchase Terrace Seating, which includes a plastic reserved seat in turn two.

It should also be noted that these reserved seats are selling fast with under 180 remaining available for the Classic weekend.

With regard to accessing the venue, the following points are to be noted:

• All patrons are asked to take note of signage, as located at the gates, which will identify queues for Members and Season’s Pass Holders, Pre-Paid Ticket Holders and those wishing to purchase tickets.
• Chairs may be placed in an orderly manner in the correct queue on either side of the venue, however they are not to be tied, chained or affixed in any way to the gates, fence etc.
• Patrons are asked to return to their chairs, no more than 30 minutes prior to gates opening at 1.30pm. Any unattended chairs will be removed from the line.
• No additional party members, with or without chairs can join the queue at any place other than the rear. For example, if two persons have reserved their place with two chairs in the line, any other members of their party are to join the line at the back.
• Once admitted to the venue, patrons can set-up their chairs etc, naturally they can wait for the remainder of their group in their chosen viewing position and/or then seek a pass-out should they desire.
• Anyone choosing to obtain a pass-out will need to re-present the pass-out with their original admission ticket to gain re-entry.
• The reserving of areas on the spectator mounds using tarps, large blankets etc. will not be allowed. Place your chair and that is your position.
• These changes have been implemented to avoid any unnecessary discussion or confrontation on race day and will be supervised by Security Staff.
• In short, by-all-means reserve you place, don’t try and push in, be considerate and respectful of other patrons and the needs of venue officials with regards to vehicle access etc. This will result in everyone gaining access to the venue as quick as we possibly can as well attending the other Classic related events such as the Classic Breakfast and the Fan Appreciations day – which is for you the Fans!


Friday January 18, 2019:
9.00am – Public one-night ticket sales commence at Warrnambool side ticket boxes.
9.00am – Pit Ticket Sales Commence, from Pit Ticket Box.
9.30am – The Classic Brunch at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery between 9.30am and 11.30am featuring MC Wade Aunger and a Star-Studded Panel of Guests. Please note tickets are selling fast so call the Premier Speedway office on (03) 5565 1789 to reserve you seat.
1.30pm: Gates open at venue for pre-paid ticket holders and pass holders – one-night sales cease until 2.00pm.
2.00pm: Walk Up Sales gates re-open.
2.00pm: Band (The Stand-Ins) Begins in South West Conveyancing Live Site (behind Grandstand).
4.30pm: Drivers Briefing.
5.00pm: Sprintcars to in-field –Engines Start, Hot Laps and Qualifying.
Heat Racing
C, B and A-Main. –

Saturday January 19, 2019:
9.00am – Public one-night ticket sales commence at Warrnambool side ticket boxes.
9.00am – Pit Ticket Sales Commence, from Pit Ticket Box.
10.00am – The Standard Fan Appreciation Day at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery between 10.00am and 12 noon.
Key Events: Driver Interviews, Big Screen etc.
1.30pm: Gates open at venue for pre-paid ticket holders – one-night sales cease until 2.00pm.
2.00pm: Walk Up Sales gates re-open.
2.00pm: Band Begins in South West Conveyancing Live Site (behind Grandstand).
4.30pm: Drivers Briefing.
5.00pm: Band Completes Session
5.00pm: Sprintcars to in-field –Engines Start, Hot Laps and Qualifying.
Heat Racing
C, B and A-Main

Sunday January 20, 2019:
9.00am – Public one-night ticket sales commence at Warrnambool side ticket boxes.
12.00pm – Pit Gates Open
1.30pm: Gates open at venue for pre-paid ticket holders – one-night sales cease until 2.00pm.
2.00pm: Walk Up Sales gates re-open.
2.00pm: Band (The Stand-Ins) Begins in South West Conveyancing Live Site (behind Grandstand).
4.00pm: Helicopter to arrive on-site.
4.30pm: Sprintcar Drivers Briefing.
4.50pm – Presentation prior to hot laps of Best Presented Car and Crew – Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee award – sponsored by R & M Security. And overall fastest qualifier over the two nights. Presentation of Alan Pollard Memorial.
5.00pm: Sprintcars to in-field –Engines Start.
5.50pm: National Anthem
6.10pm: Heat Racing
D Main, C Main and B Main’s.
Driver Intro’s from In-Field Stage.
A-Main:
Presentations:

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

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Twitter: @sungoldstadium
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Start Imagining Set to Help Race Teams Organize Their Data
Mandee Pauch Relations - January 11, 2019 - Start Imagining, a custom Excel spreadsheet solutions company for small businesses, is set to expand into the racing industry in 2019.

The business is operated and run by founder, Anthony Hussak. As a longtime race fan, Hussak has found the opportunity to bring his business into the racing community.

“My family and I love going to the races every weekend,” added Hussak. “We’ve always been involved anyway we can.”

Hussak has been a longtime friend and sponsor of Big Block Modified driver, Justin Haers.

“From a sponsor standpoint, you get a better appreciation for what goes on behind the scenes,” he said. “That’s where we saw an opportunity to partner with teams and see how we can assist with their data organization.”

With a background in engineering, Hussak excels in spreadsheet and database work, further advancing his worth in the industry.

“From a racing standpoint, there’s a lot of data that’s taken throughout the week and on race day,” he said. “Why not put this data to work? If teams are writing their notes down on paper, we can input this information into a database and organize it for them. It is exciting to think that information you are already collecting about your race car can uncover hidden trends and potentially allow for better decision making going forward.”

Hussak and his staff have reached out to several teams to get their feel on how Start Imagining can help them.

“We’ve corresponded with 410 and 360 Sprint Car drivers, Big Block and 358 Modified drivers, and asphalt drivers just to really understand what’s important to a team,” noted Hussak. “Including things such as how the weather impacts setups, gauging fuel mixtures, and performance of their car. Everyone we’ve heard back from has offered good insight and positive feedback on what we are trying to do. We’re still in the discovery phase, learning as we go along to find out what’s important to a driver/team and further our knowledge so we deliver the best possible solution.”

Start Imagining realizes that teams are very busy and wants their services to be user friendly and is flexible to work with teams on their weekly packages, special events, or select shows.

“They just need to take a photo of the notes and send it to us. We then take the photo and input the data into the database and from there we can generate a report that basically replicates the information but in a typed, easy to read format that’s emailed back to the team. Everything can be customized for a teams’ specific needs. If they want every event to be tracked or if they want select events or specific tracks instead, we can do that. Some teams may want more specific information reported on and a custom spreadsheet made for their internal use with visuals such as graphs and charts. We can do that as well.”

Hussak and Start Imagining understand all data is sensitive and will put non-disclosure agreements in place for all teams.

Even though the racing season hasn’t started in the Northeast yet, Start Imagining can work with teams on their 2018 notes to help them prepare for the 2019 season.

To find out more about Start Imagining, visit www.startimaginingbiz.com/race-teams. You can also contact Anthony to setup a phone call to discuss your teams’ needs at anthonyh@startimaginingbiz.com.


 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, Auction and Polls Ahead at Chili Bowl!

Knoxville, IA, January 9, 2019 - The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 14-19, 2019. The museum’s week will be highlighted by the announcement of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “30th Class” on Tuesday, January 15, and its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 17. In addition, its three divisions of North American Sprint Car Poll awards will be announced January 16-18.

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as well as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and will take place on Thursday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Mark Kinser, Shane Carson, Greg Hodnett, JJ Yeley, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Ron Shuman, Chris Windom, Kenny and Lee Jacobs, Maria Cofer, Harli White, Dale Blaney, Spencer Bayston and more. Other items include tickets for two on our museum’s second floor for the Knoxville Nationals, valued at $792, a framed photo of Bryan Clauson and Jason Johnson, and other limited items.”

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Bob Baker says, “We are very excited to be naming our National Sprint Car Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2019’ on Tuesday of Chili Bowl week. This will be our 30th induction banquet on Saturday, June 1, and it will be a special event for the new inductees and our many past inductees. We have to thank Emmett Hahn, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee himself, and his team for continuing to allow us to have a presence at their week-long indoor midget car racing event. We will also have a booth back in the trade show every day at the Chili Bowl, featuring books and assorted items from our museum store for sale. Memberships to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will also be available for sale.”

Intermission announcements of the museum’s 2018 North American Sprint Car Poll awards will also be made each night of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on the following schedule: Wednesday – Non-Wing, Thursday – 360’s, Friday – 410’s and Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

 

SWEENEY RUSH SERIES TO MAKE INAUGURAL APPEARANCE AT THE MOTORSPORTS RACECAR & TRADE SHOW AT THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER JANUARY 18-20
 

January 11, 2019
(By Mike Leone)

 

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to be participating in the 34th annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show fueled by Sunoco & distributed by Insinger Performance January 18-20 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. The Show boasts 240,000 square feet of nothing but racing! Matt Hill, the 2018 Delaware International Speedway RUSH Late Model track champion, will have his #84 on display throughout the three-day event.

"We're looking forward to finally having our display setup at this show with Matt Hill's RUSH Late Model," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "The Sammons Family that produces Area Auto Racing News does a tremendous job with the show and has hoped we would take part over the years. This is probably the biggest racing shows in the East, and with our growth in the Mid-Atlantic region over recent years we felt it was important for us to have a presence. We have to thank Matt Hill for his willingness to have his car part of our display."

RUSH most recently took part in the Northeast Racing Products Auction & Trade Show in Syracuse, NY in November, which is another very large area that's an integral part of RUSH. 2018 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series Champion, Jeremy Wonderling, has his #3J on display at that show.

The 2019 Sweeney Touring Series season will open April 17-20 for the second annual "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek featuring the $4,000 to-win "Raelyn Huffman Memorial" at Delaware followed but now what will be $3,000 to-win events at Georgetown, Potomac, and Winchester Speedways!

The Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show is located at the GPS address of 1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19450. Show hours are 2-9 PM on Friday the 17th, 11 AM to 9 PM on Saturday the 18th, and 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday the 20th. Adult admission is $15 each day or $30 for a three-day ticket. In addition to numerous race cars, speedways, series, and vendors on display, many seminars, autograph sessions, and the popular Ms. Motorsports contest will take place. For more information, check out their website at www.motorsportstradeshow.com.

2018 RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

DCRP Awards Banquet on January 26

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (January 11, 2019) – Dodge City Raceway Park fans, racers and crew members will gather to enjoy an evening filled with food, music and awards at the Saturday, January 26, DCRP Awards Banquet.

The festivities will take place at the Western Expo Center located adjacent to Dodge City Raceway Park at the intersection of US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City, KS.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.

Tickets to the event are just $25 per person and must be ordered by January 19, 2018, to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485. Fans and team members alike are encouraged to join in on the fun.

The top ten in points in all five divisions (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks) that competed in at least 80% of the events will receive trophies and point fund money.

A handful of drivers earned championships at Dodge City Raceway Park during the 2018 season including Steven Richardson (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars), Nick Link (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Dusty Witthuhn (IMCA Stock Cars) and Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

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.

 

 

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA’S LINCOLN SPEEDWAY SCHEDULES A PRESS CONFERENCE FOR 3 PM OPENING DAY (FRIDAY) OF PPB MOTORSPORTS SHOW; EXCITING FUTURE PLANS TO BE REVEALED

OAKS, PA January 11,2019 . . . A major announcement by Lincoln Speedway that is expected to catapult the historic Central PA Speedway to new heights has been scheduled for Friday at 3:00 PM on the PPB Motorsports Show’s Center Stage.

The press conference, which will take place one hour after the opening of the 2019 show in the Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, will include announcements, followed by a question and answer session from the racing press on hand for the occasion.

Members of the working press intending to cover the event must file for credentials no later than Wednesday, January 16.

Registration may be completed by accessing the motorsportstradeshow.com website.

Friday afternoon PPB Motorsports attendees are encouraged to attend the Lincoln Speedway Press Conference to be the first to hear the exciting news.

Fans will also be able to observe firsthand the interplay between media and Speedway officials, learn the media protocol for asking questions, evaluating the nature of the dialogue and, subsequently, read how writers interpreted the same commentary seen firsthand.

Lincoln Speedway, located in Abbottstown, PA, opened on July 10, 1953 and has operated continuously on a weekly basis.

Originally featuring Flathead Stock Cars, Lincoln replaced Stock Cars with 30 x 90 ‘Bugs’ which subsequently became Sprint cars that are featured today.

Lincoln has hosted World Of Outlaw Sprint events in past years and has been a staple on the PA Speedweek schedule. Most all of Lincoln’s races have been on Saturday nights.

Major improvements over the years at Lincoln have included moving the pit area out of the infield and onto an area behind the backstretch, expansion of concession stands and creation of auxiliary parking areas.

The 34th edition of the Motorsports show covers more than 200,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa with just about everything imaginable in motorsports. More than 200 motorsports vehicles will be on display.

NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham will headline the show along with NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year candidate Ryan Preece. Many well-known regional, local and national sports personalities will be on hand.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items.

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618

 

Sarff Crowned POWRi National Midget Rookie of the Year Honor

Belleville, IL - After a grueling freshmen season with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Mason City, Illinois's Karter Sarff claimed Rookie of the Year honors and a fourth-place finish overall in the standings.

With one podium, five top-five finishes and 16 top-ten finishes, Sarff was the only driver in the top seven that was winless, a tip of the hat to his consistency aboard his Steve Reynolds Motorsports, Boss Factory Racing #21KS entry.

Sarff's best finish, his solo podium came in an impressive run during POWRi Illinois SPEED Week's opener at Belle-Clair Speedway. After starting 23rd by virtue of a provisional, Sarff charged all the way to the third position when the checkered flag flew.

"I met Steve Reynolds racing outlaw karts a couple years back," commented Sarff. "We started talking and about a year after meeting him, he called and asked if I wanted to run his midget in Florida for the POWRi season opener at Bubba Raceway Park. After a consistent run there, we committed to running for Rookie of the Year after Florida.

We have a lot of good people behind this team, especially the team owners Steve and Joyce Reynolds. Steve's connections with Flea Ruzic and everyone has helped me get to my goal of Rookie of the Year. It would have been nice to get a win in 2018, but our goal was to get Rookie of the Year and we accomplished that.

We definitely had a lot of good finishes. I had a lot of confidence in the cars and how Flea sets them up. We're really excited for next year because I feel like we hit our stride and I'm confident for 2019.

The plan is to run both POWRi and USAC in 2019. We'll go for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship and USAC Rookie of the Year. We definitely want to win races this year."

Sarff will be honored at the POWRi banquet on Saturday, January 26th at the River City Casino in St. Louis, Missouri. The evening will begin at 6:30.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

K1 Racegear Forms Partnership with Petry Motorsports| Kyle Craker Racing for Chili Bowl Nationals and beyond.

Trying to establish a brand and grow a company in the competitive racing suit and accessory business is a daunting task. Especially in a market that includes staples like Simpson and Impact. And yet, K1 RaceGear, a grass roots company with its offices in Carlsbad, Calif., is making its mark with an aggressive approach, a quality product, and cutting edge designs.

General Manager and Director of Motorsports JR Twedt has made inroads in the Sprint Car market and is adding to his company’s dirt-track portfolio this week with the addition of Petry Motorsports driver Kyle Craker.

Craker will be flying K1 RaceGear colors in next week’s prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Center. The two will also pair of up during the 2019 season with Petry Motorsports to run national midget races on the POWRi and USAC circuits.

“Kyle and USAC, in general, is a pretty good fit,” Twedt said. “We’ve shown the most steady growth over the years in our Sprint Car market, and K1 is starting to see a lot of growth in all of our markets.

“We are a small grassroots company, and I think the dirt market is exactly that. Most people who live in that world fit in the K1 world really well. I’ve had Kyle on a deal a few years in the past, and with him jumping into a high-level class program with Scott Petry, it’s a good thing for him.

“You are always looking for brand ambassadors who really understand the game and for a young kid, Kyle really gets it. Working with him and working with Dave [Biro III] has been a great thing for K1 and a good intro into the midget market.”

Twedt and K1 RaceGear have a strong contingent of high-profile dirt-track drivers under their banner. The list includes World of Outlaws drivers Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen, and Brent Marks. Customers also include rising stars in central Pennsylvania and across the Sprint Car landscape.

The company has made noise in the NASCAR ranks, signing Truck Series star Matt Crafton. It was a move that propelled K1 RaceGear to another level and further solidified that this company was here to stay in all forms of racing.

Bringing Craker, a 17-year-old talent from the racing hotbed of Pennsylvania, makes sense. It’s the first step toward K1 RaceGear bringing its brand to the USAC Midget ranks.

“I’m very lucky and excited,” said Craker. “The opportunity came about at PRI, and I was able to meet JR and formulate a relationship with him.

“I feel lucky to be a part of it. They have a great team and are a growing company. At my age, for a company like that to get behind me, it’s amazing. That’s what we have been working toward.

“The quality and urgency they have to turn this around so quick was amazing. JR went out of his way to make this happen.”

You don’t compete with the big dogs in a competitive industry by luck or chance. It takes hard work and creativity.

Twedt and K1 RaceGear, which opened its doors in 2003, have both. Safety is priority No. 1, and the attention to detail and design are what have drawn drivers to the ever-increasing product line.

“Fire suits are simple and complex,” Twedt said. “The market is constantly evolving from what the good companies should still refer to as safety first or drivers first. But, we also live in the same world as the editor of a magazine or anyone who works construction. We live in a world of social media, we live in a world in which everything is at your fingertips.

“That’s changed the game a bit, but I think K1 and my commitment has been to change the game in the industry. That’s also become an expectation from drivers who know me. They know they are going to be safe in our stuff, and I’m going to be on the cutting edge of design with the latest and greatest stuff out there. It’s like a new toy. Guys want to be in the hottest new stuff and want to see it evolving.”

It’s part of what appeals to Craker, and it’s what stands out with other drivers who might be making the jump to K1 RaceGear in the near future.

Still, design and safety are only part of the equation. Twedt and K1 RaceGear are also focused on customer service, which shows in the decision to open a retail store in Concord, N.C., in the near future. “You’re going to see me in the pits with drivers,” Twedt said. “That is what this little company has done, and that’s my commitment to the industry. “It’s daunting, it’s tiring, and I don’t have the marketing budget of Simpson, Alpine, or Impact. I got what I got, which is work ethic and an amazing crew behind us, and we just take that out into the market.”

 

 

Classic Qualifying Nights, It’s time to get to work…..

The highly anticipated qualifying night split for the 47th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic has now been released, with two action packed nights of competition expected on both Friday January 18 and Saturday January 19 as all drivers and teams strive to be a part of the final night of competition on Sunday January 20, 2019.

With 51 cars drawn to qualify on each night, it is anticipated that the top 48 in each qualifying group will make the 12-car heat inversion. with the remaining three each night to start at the tail of the heat races. Sunday’s final night will see the top 48 in points from each qualifying night advance as part of the 96-car field for the final round of heats and the all-important Mains.

The lists of competitors for each night are as follows:

Night One, Friday January 18, 2019:
D2 Ben Atkinson
V2 Domain Ramsay
V5 Max Dumesny
VA6 Tim Kaeding
T7 Tim Hutchins
V8 Bobby Daly
N10 Luke Stirton
USA12 Parker Price-Miller
V12 Kristy Ellis
S13 Brock Hallett
N16 Daniel Sayre
W17 James McFadden
S19 Brad Keller
VA19 Daniel Newnham
S20 Glen Sutherland
NS21 Jordyn Brazier
T22 Jock Goodyer
Q23 Lachlan McHugh
T25 Jamie Bricknell
V25 Jack Lee
W26 Corey Eliason
V28 Andrew Hughes
VA29 Jayden Peacock
V34 Brenten Farrer
V35 Jamie Veal
N36 Eddie Lumbar
S37 Terry Kelly
N40 Chris McInerney
V40 Rusty Hickman
S44 Daniel Evans
N49 Ian Madsen
V50 Darren Clarke
VA51 Robert Nicholas
V52 Darren Mollenoyux
N53 Jessie Attard
V53 Andrew Thompson
N57 Matthew Dumesny
S63 Ryan Jones
V64 David Aldersley
V67 Luke Walker
S72 Chad Ely
V72 Jake Smith
V73 Charles Hunter
V78 Chris Campbell
V81 Robbie Paton
VA81 Rhys Baxter
N83 Peter O'Neill
Q83 Steven Lines
V88 David Murcott
VA88 Grant Stansfield
V89 Jamie Heyan

Night Two, Saturday January 19, 2019:


W2 Kerry Madsen
D3 Ben Atkinson Jnr
NS4 Max Johnston
S4 Lisa Walker
NT5 Danny Reidy
Q7 Robbie Farr
V7 Paul Solomon
W14 Jason Pryde
N15 Matthew Thomas
S15 Aidan Hall
V17 Dennis Jones
NT22 Leigh Barry-Mugavin
V22 Terry Rankin
W22 Brodie Minchin
NT24 Jamie O'Neill
S24 Ricky Maiolo
NS27 Kyle Angel
S27 Daniel Pestka
V32 Stephen Spark
V37 Grant Anderson
V42 Jye O'Keeffe
N43 Alex Orr
V44 Tim Van Ginneken
V45 Mike Van Bremen
N47 Marcus Dumesny
N48 Jackson Delamont
Q54 Randy Morgan
V55 Brooke Tatnell
N56 Mick Saller
V56 James Aranyosi
V58 Rhiannon Burleigh
Q59 Kevin Titman
V60 Jordyn Charge
T62 Tate Frost
N65 Brendan Rallings
V68 Brett Milburn
V70 John Vogels
USA71 Gio Scelzi
V77 Brayden Parr
N78 Andrew Wright
S78 Keke Falland
W80 James Inglis
S81 Luke Dillon
V90 Corey McCullagh
N92 Sammy Walsh
VA92 Rob Trewartha
S96 Brendan Guerin
S97 Matt Egel
W97 Mitch Wormall
V98 Peter Doukas
N99 Carson Macedo


The 2019 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort, KFC and Performance Racegear.

The Best Presented Car and Crew of the Classic will receive $2,500.00 with thanks to R & M Security and The Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee,

The Keyboard Racer Hard Charger in the A-Main on Sunday Night will receive a Free Sprintcar Design and Wrap.

Thomo’s Race Graphix will present the Hard Luck Award.

The fastest qualifier on each night will receive $1000.00 with the Overall fastest qualifier to be named as the recipient of the Alan Pollard Memorial Award.

The Ian Sheppard award for the Highest Point Scorer over the President’s Cup, King’s Challenge and South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will also receive $1000.00.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Easy Does it for Ellement and Muir

Since teaming up with 410 Sprintcar team owner and crew chief Mat Muir at the beginning of the season, Ben Ellement is thoroughly enjoying their 2018-19 season campaign, with fun being the name of the game for the Western Australian duo.

With Ellement, who has raced Sprintcars for well over a decade, having driven for his good friend Muir in the past, he was more than willing to take up the opportunity of doing so again.

Splitting their time between Cool and ART chassis in the early stages of the season, Ellement and Muir have shown solid speed in the WA # 53 MMS Civil / Ellement Produce supported Cool car, recently rounding out the podium during a USA vs Australia Series round at Collie Speedway, placing third.

“I’m really enjoying racing with Mat, as we both have the same goal, which is to have fun while doing what it takes to get a good result,” expressed Ellement, who contested a limited schedule last season aboard his own car.

“I’ve known Mat and his family for a long time and it’s very much a family operation which suits both of our lifestyles. We are just taking each race meeting as it comes and trying to enjoy ourselves and be as competitive as possible with limited track time.”

Previously experiencing success as a driver, that success continued for Muir as a car owner, with his list of accolades including winning an Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship with Luke Dillon behind the wheel and a World Series Sprintcar Championship round win at Murray Bridge Speedway (SA) at the hands of Matt Egel.

Not putting his car out on track last season due to business commitments, Muir decided to make a return this season, offering the driving duties to his friend Ellement, from the Perth suburb of Mandogalup.

“It’s great having Ben in the car, because we both have the same approach to racing,” commented Muir.

“We both love our speedway racing, but we’re determined not to take it too seriously and just have as much fun as we can. Any results we’re able to pick up in the process are just a bonus.”

With the remainder of the 2018-19 season not quite set in stone, with Ellement and Muir just taking things as they come, the next outing for the pair will be this Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex for the 12th round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series. The duo is already looking towards the 2019-20 season, with some big plans on the horizon.

Ellement and the Muir Motorsports team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: MMS Civil, Ellement Produce, FlowFactor, United Fluid Power, Design Signs, Territory Plant Hire, National Karate, and South West Conveyancing.

To find out more about Ellement and Muir’s campaign, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Muir Motorsports and Ben Ellement Racing.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Results Boosting Stirton’s Confidence

Following a character-building debut 410 Sprintcarseason where he struggledjust to qualify for feature races, Luke Stirton’sincrease in confidence is certainly being reflected in his results so far this season, with Stirton not only qualifying for feature races, but impressively challenging for top-10 finishes.

Stepping into the class at the beginning of the 2017-18 season, with his only prior racing experience being a couple of race meetings driving a Wingless Sprint owned by the late Peter Craft, Stirton had much to learn during his first season, making his way into a single feature race aboard his family-owned NSW # 10 A-One Charge Air Coolers / Pepper Money supported Maxim car.

That has all changed this season. With the 19-year-old racer’s confidence continuing to grow with each lap, he has well and truly reached new heights, qualifying for five feature races so far, along with being able to convert his qualifying speed into pleasing results.

Scoring a career-best sixth-place result during the Ultimate Sprintcar Challenge round at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway back in November, Stirton has managed to continue his momentum, most recently coming home just outside of the top 10 in the Harbour City Deal, also at Valvoline Raceway, which doubled as the seventh Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round.

“I’m very happy with how the season’s going so far and the results we’ve been able to achieve are really encouraging,” commentedRouse Hill, NSW-based driver, who has twoexperienced former Sprintcarracers – Adrian Maher and Justin Mineeff – providing valuable behind-the-scenes support.

“Each time we race, we gain more knowledge and experience, which has helped me with my confidence in the car. The biggest improvement for us has been learning how to qualify strongly in order to put ourselves in a better position for the feature race, which is already paying off.”

This Friday and Saturday night, Stirton will be back in action at Valvoline Raceway for the annual Scott Darley Challenge event.He will then be travelling to Victoria to participate in the coveted Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and having already ventured to the track to contest the annual Max’s Race last month in readiness for his Classic debut.

In the 2018-19 season, Stirton is proudly supported by the following sponsors: A-One Charge Air Coolers, Pepper Money, Motoradco Industrial Radiators, and Total Care 4WD.

Special thanks go to his dad (Paul), and his pit crewEvan Holborow, Andrew Williams, Alex Bowman, Cooper Hepenstall, along with Adrian Maher and Justin Mineeff. Apart from being Stirton’s engine builder, Maher is his driver mentor, a family friend and a driver for the family team before Stirton jumping behind the wheel.

To find out more about Stirton and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Motoradco Motorsport / A-One Racing.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Silver Lining for 24/7 Motorsports

While the 24/7 Motorsports team have been forced to make a last-minute change to their 2018-19 season plans due to an unfortunate development with regular team driver Terry McCarl being unable to pilot their car, team owner Ken Hutchins and the team have chosen to look on the bright side.

Considered one of the world’s leading Sprintcar drivers, American racer McCarl had planned to fill the driver’s seat in the team’s Vic # 24 Markscon / Mainline Dynamometersbacked ART machine during what is considered the busiest month on the Sprintcar calendar. However, due to business circumstances, McCarl is no longer able to do so.

“It’s an unfortunate situation, but one that can’t be helped,” stated Hutchins.

“In light of this development, we are pleased to announce that the team’s full-time driver in Paul Solomon has agreed to take over driver duties for the upcoming string of blue-ribbon events, including the Grand Annual Classic.”

A Sprintcar stalwart through and through, Solomon, who won last season’s 360 Sprintcar All Star Series with the 24/7 Motorsports team, has amazingly not missed a single Grand Annual Classic event during his 34 years; however, having only attended the event as a spectator, he had not yet had the opportunity to compete as a driver – until now.

“I’m absolutely over the moon to be competing in my first ever Grand Annual Classic,” enthused Solomon, who has been racing Sprintcars for the past decade, predominantly in the 360 class.

“It’s without a doubt the biggest speedway event in Australia and one that’s quite special to me, considering I’ve been watching it for 34 years. To finally come out from behind the fence and join the country’s best drivers on the track is a dream come true, and the goal is to try and make the feature-race field on the final night.”

Prior to the Grand Annual Classic, which will take place at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway from January 18 to 20, Solomon’s next event will be this Saturday night’s $10,000 to Win 360 Sprintcar All Star Challenge at Simpson Speedway.

His next event in 410 Sprintcars will be the President’s Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on January 16, followed by the Kings Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway on January 17.

The 24/7 Motorsports team is proudly supported by the following 2018-19 season sponsors: Markscon, a constructions company based in Moorabbin, Victoria, and Mainline Dynamometers, specialist dynamometer manufacturers. To find out more about these companies, visit their respective websites at www.markscon.com.au, and www.mainlinedyno.com.au.

To find out more about the 24/7 Motorsports team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching 24/7 Motorsports.

 

 

Helms to promote sprint car events at Waynesfield in 2019

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

Contact: Shane Helms

shane@helmsandsons.com

WAYNESFIELD, OH. – After 16 years of operation, Waynesfield Raceway Park faced an uncertain future going into 2019. Owners Greg and Tami Shobe were thinking about scaling back operations at the third-mile high banked dirt oval known as “The Field.” Shane Helms, a former sprint car driver and successful Findlay, Ohio businessman, didn’t want to see the track go by the way-side.

Helms, who followed in the sprint car driving footsteps of his father Larry and whose son Caleb continues to drive 410 sprint cars, reached an agreement with the Shobes to partner up for 4 special sprint car events in 2019.

“Greg simply didn’t want the work and stress of preparing a track every week any longer. He has other jobs and his farm to run. I know he feels very bad for the teams that counted on running every Saturday and hopes they can continue to race at other area tracks. It was really a hard decision for Greg but I understand how he feels. I’m thankful he wants to work with me to put on some shows this coming year,” Helms said.

“The drivers all love to compete at Waynesfield. The high banking and speeds are a challenge. The fans love the excitement and entertainment a one-third mile track offers. We’re confident the shows we put on will be a success. We don’t have exact dates for the special events as yet. We want to work with the other area tracks so as not to create scheduling problems,” he added.

Besides the weekly divisions of non-wing sprints, modifieds, mini-sprints, trucks and compacts, Waynesfield Raceway Park played host to several traveling sprint car series over its history including the All Star Circuit of Champions, NRA Sprint Invaders, FAST and USAC just to name a few.

In 2019, Helms plans to recognize some of Ohio’s racing heroes at the Waynesfield special events including National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees Bob Hampshire, Jack Hewitt and Rick Ferkel.

“We may involve the NRA (360 c.i. sprints) in a show. All of the shows will be very good paying events,” Helms said. “I grew up watching Rick Ferkel and Jack Hewitt and all the great drivers Bob Hampshire had in his cars. These three gentlemen mean everything to racing in Ohio and the region.”

The Bob Hampshire Classic will honor the Alvada, Ohio former sprint car owner and mechanic. Hampshire scored an All Star championship in 1985 with Hewitt behind the wheel and was the mechanic on a few of Kody Swanson’s four USAC Silver Crown championships.

Last year the Bob Hampshire Classic was held at Waynesfield Raceway Park under the All Star Circuit of Champions sanction and NASCAR truck series champion Christopher Bell of Oklahoma scored the May win.

Ferkel, who lived in nearby Findlay and Tiffin most of his life, recorded nearly 400 sprint car wins during his driving career. He now helps his son, Ricky, who competes in sprint car racing in Michigan.

Last year Helms helped promote the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic, sanctioned again by the All Stars, at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. Cole Duncan scored the victory.

Waynesfield has played host to the Jack Hewitt Classic for 10 years. Hewitt is the only driver to win all four features in one night during Eldora Speedway’s Four Crown USAC Nationals and until the 2018 season was the all-time leader in USAC Silver Crown wins (Kody Swanson surpassed the mark in 2018).

Lee Underwood scored the Jack Hewitt Classic win at Waynesfield in 2018 as the event was sanctioned by the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.

“In keeping with tradition this race will be a non-wing sprint car event and could be sanctioned by BOSS. We are also discussing having winged sprints with this show, possibly with the FAST group,” Helms said.

To keep up on when the special events will be held at Waynesfield Raceway Park, keep checking in at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com or on Twitter @OfficialWRP and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Waynesfield.Raceway.Park

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

Officials including General Manager Rod Olson and owner Adam Adamson from the Park Jefferson Speedway and AtoZ Promotions are pleased to announce the 2019 racing schedule for the Sioux City based speedway. Fans will once again be treated to one of the most diverse schedules found anywhere in the country. The track will once again feature the IMCA Sanction for all 6 of its weekly divisions. Headlining the program will be the Artworks Graphics IMCA Modifieds and the IMCA Sprint Cars. Joining them weekly will be the J&J Fitting IMCA Stock Cars, the IMCA Sport Modifieds, the Z98 IMCA Hobby Stocks and the IMCA Sport Compacts. Park Jefferson officials are pleased to announce that teams competing for track points will be able to solely focus on Saturday nights as any race conducted on a night other than Saturdays will be state, regional and national points only in a draw/redraw format.
Park Jefferson will continue to host some of the top regional and national competitors. The track will see the return of the $10,000 to win Pepsi South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals, the Zeitner Trucking sponsored SLMR Late Models and the United States Modified Touring Series. A fan favorite, the Late Model Street Stocks will return on June 8th to sanction the Mark Lloyd Memorial honoring the former Park Jefferson worker. Also involved will be nights featuring the Nebraska Mod Lites and the MSTS and Nebraska 360 series.
The new exciting feature for 2019 is the announcement that the IMCA Dirt Knights will return to Park Jefferson as the sanctioning body for the Championship Night of the Iron Cup. Joining them on the card will be the Sprint Series of Nebraska to headline the IMCA Sprint Cars. Both series will feature heavily to anchor the J&J Fitting Iron Cup.
The other new feature in 2019 is the announcement of the first ever IMCA DeFroster. The IMCA DeFroster will be a 2 day on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. Drivers will be coming from across the upper Midwest to compete. The complete schedule including classes can be found at www.parkjeff.com/schedule
For more information and to follow online, go to www.parkjeff.com. For further questions please contact Adam at the track at 712-202-5540 or by email at adam@parkjeff.com.

 

Swindell Searching for Sixth Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Title

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2019) - There is no more of a decorated driver entering the famed Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals than Sammy Swindell.

Swindell has earned the most event victories - five - and the most Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions wins - four - throughout the storied history of the marquee midget event, which is held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., next week.

"Mainly staying out of trouble and having a good car where you can run anywhere you need to run," Swindell noted as the keys for his success. "I try to get my car where I can run almost anywhere. When you get to traffic sometimes you have to go to the other lane and you need to be good everywhere."

Swindell will tackle the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions next Tuesday before his preliminary night the following day. The event concludes on Jan. 19.

"You just have to take whatever you can get and try to avoid a lot of things," he said. "(The preliminary night heat race) can definitely make or break you. I've been on both sides there. If you don't get through that and the qualifier it puts you behind."

Swindell will be using a different engine than he's used to, which made his appearance during the 3rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals in late November very important.

"This motor is a little different than the motor last year so we were able to do a couple of things," he said. "Some of the circumstances got us. In my heat race I was well in a transfer and hit a rut wrong. From there on out we were in the back. However, racing that event helped us sort out some things we wouldn't be able to do at the Chili Bowl."

Swindell Motorsports will also have a second entry at the Chili Bowl with Ryan Bernal piloting the No. 39. His preliminary night is Thursday, Jan. 18.

"We want to thank Bertrand Motorsports and Stanton Racing Engines for the engines we will use in both cars during the Chili Bowl," Swindell added.

UP NEXT -

Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner has been huge," Swindell said. "If it hadn't been for him coming along we wouldn't be able to do much of this at all. He's been a great supporter for us and he's been a great friend. It was nice of him to do all the things he's done for us and continues to do for us."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Premier Truck Group, CP Pistons, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Chase Johnson Aiming to Repeat Success at Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2019) - Confidence is at an all-time high for Chase Johnson entering the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals next week.

Johnson posted his career-best preliminary night finish of third before he garnered a career-best eighth-place result in the finale during last year's edition of the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"I knew if I got the opportunity in good equipment I felt like I could be a contender, especially on our prelim night," he said. "I had more confidence going in, which is weird to say because it was the first race with the Morris Motorsports team and not being in a midget for so long.

"Things went our way and it worked out in our favor and we made the best of it. The years before you learned a certain type of style you have to race that event with. It's different than other events because of how many cars there are and how chaotic it can be. You have to have a different mindset. If you have the mindset where you don't need to win the race or be a hero, you just need to pass a couple of cars and not go backwards, you'll be fine. You have to be aggressive, but not too aggressive."

Johnson's debut with the Del Morris owned Morris Motorsports yielded great results during the 2018 Chili Bowl and the team competed twice during the regular season with Johnson earning his first career midget triumph.

"I'm more confident than I was last year," he said. "At the same time it's hard to expect the same result as last year. You can't expect a whole bunch. Del has a new car and a new engine so he's giving me all the tools I need to do what I need to do. Hopefully it works out in our favor again this year."

Johnson's preliminary night is scheduled for next Thursday, Jan. 17, before the event concludes on Jan. 19.

"We're excited about going back to Tulsa with Chase and we're looking forward to improving our program and getting even better results," Morris said.

UP NEXT -

Jan. 17 and Jan. 19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

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Johnson has t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

PitStopUSA.com is an online motor sports superstore that offers more than 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from more than 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and is proud to offer the widest assortment anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.PitStopUSA.com.

"Pit Stop USA has been a huge supporter of mine since the beginning of my sprint car career in 2010," Johnson said. "Pit Stop USA not only makes sure that I have the correct safety equipment needed, but offers only the best products we bolt onto our race cars. They have made race shopping easy with their great customer service and a top of the line website. I couldn't be happier to represent the online motor sports superstore."

Johnson would also like to thank Safecraft Safety Equipment, Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Flowmaster, Woodland Napa Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, LRB Race Products, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. and Bergman Guide Team Eights Into Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Jan. 9, 2019) - The Team Eights duo of Tony Bruce Jr. and Seth Bergman will venture to the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals next week in search of career-best outings at the oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Bruce Jr. posted a career-best finish in 2016 when he placed 12 th in a preliminary night A Main before ending 13th in a B Main during the finale. Bergman recorded a career-best ninth-place run during preliminary action in 2015 before capping the event with a 19 th-place finish in a B Main on the final night of competition. This year marks the first time with Bergman behind the wheel of a Team Eights entry during the Chili Bowl.

"It's a team effort," Bruce Jr. said. "I feel like it helps having a second car. Having someone like Seth that I can relate to and be able to bounce ideas off, I think it's a big benefit in having a teammate."

Bruce Jr. has been pleased with the team's speed each year.

"We've always had really good speed," he added. "We just need a couple of things to go our way. One year we were just outside the top five on our prelim night and broke a belt. That pretty much ended our event."

This year Bruce Jr. will race next Tuesday with Bergman competing on Thursday, Jan. 17. The finale is Jan. 19.

"We've been working on the cars and got everything ready," Bruce Jr. said. "As far as our program goes we're right there. We have good speed in the race car. That's always the hardest thing to find. Now we just have to go there and remain focused and get the job done."

UP NEXT -

Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Eagle Motorsports, Hinchman Racewear, The Oil Medics, 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, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Andrews Pumped for Fourth Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Following Switch to Toyota

Inside Line Promotions - SANDUSKY, Ohio (Jan. 9, 2019) - The move to Toyota engines by Thomas Motorsports has Chris Andrews excited for his fourth shot at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals next week during the 33 rd edition of the midget event, which is held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

In arguably the biggest midget car race in the world - there are more than 350 entries this year - having that confidence is huge for Andrews.

"Tyler (Thomas) said the Toyota has made all the difference in the world in not only the horsepower, but how the cars handle," Andrews said. "I'm pumped up to get to work. Last year we were on pace for my most successful Chili Bowl. We won our heat on our qualifying night, but got involved in someone else's crash in the feature which put us in one of the D Mains Saturday. I know we can improve on that this year with a little bit of luck."

Andrews is part of a three-car team that also features Thomas and Hayden Williams.

"I'm beginning to get a little more comfortable in the midget," said Andrews, who runs 410ci winged sprint cars around Ohio. "I need to be able to give more feedback to Brian (Thomas) and Tyler to help them get me more comfortable in the midget. I've done a lot more iRacing the past couple of weeks and I really think that will help. Coming from winged sprint cars it's hard to understand how to get the feel of a midget at first. I found myself the first couple of years snapping back to my sprint car instincts and I can't do that. I need to be able to run the berm and the slick better."

Andrews will tackle preliminary action next Tuesday before the Chili Bowl finale on Jan. 19.

As for the 2019 season, Andrews has parted ways with the Burmeister Racing sprint car team and is weighing his options.

"I can't thank Sharon Burmeister, Rollie and all the guys enough for the opportunity," he said. "We won a lot of races in the 12 years I drove the No. 16 car. I wish them all the best. I have a few things I'm working on. I'm confident I will be in a sprint car this summer."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Jan. 19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Channel Seed

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"We brought Channel Seed on board for the sprint car last year and they really liked the exposure," Andrews said. "I look forward to continuing to grow that relationship in 2019. I also can't thank Brian, Kristi and Tyler Thomas enough for the opportunity and all the help they've given me for the Chili Bowl. They make me feel like a part of their family."

Andrews would also like to thank Edwards Agriculture and BT Machine for their support at the Chili Bowl.

 

 

Taylor has Fresh Car, Engine and Confidence for Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (Jan. 9, 2019) - Zac Taylor is healed up, has a new car and fresh engine, and is riding a wave of confidence heading into the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals hosted inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., next week.

Toward the end of the 2018 racing season Taylor was injured in a non-racing incident, sidelining him for the remainder of the season. That injury has healed and Taylor and the Todd Henry owned midget team have assembled a new chassis.

"The collar bone is healed up and I've been working on getting physically ready for the 2019 season," Taylor said. "We have a newer car and I'm excited to see how it performs. Last year we fought engine issues all season and we diagnosed that as being a problem with the crank triggers. We went to a newer style, one they use on drag cars, and the engine went to Stanton's. They went through it and it's ready to go."

Taylor will be competing in his fourth Chili Bowl and his second in a row with Henry, who he has driven for the past couple of seasons along with the competing in his family's 360ci winged sprint car. Last year was Taylor's most successful Chili Bowl outing, making it into his qualifying night A Main and garnering enough points to start a C Main during the finale.

"To make it to a C Main on Saturday with the level of competition and equipment was remarkable for our little team," he said. "We are excited to improve on that performance this year."

There are more than 350 entries for the 2019 Chili Bowl and Taylor will compete on Thursday, Jan. 17, as well as during the event finale on Jan. 19.

"The heat race is the key," he said. "If you start up front you have to stay there and if you are in the back you better pass a lot of cars and get in the qualifier. We were able to pass cars in the heat last year and hold our own in the qualifier. I had a shot at advancing into a B Main on Saturday, but packed a wheel and got frustrated and lost concentration. I have to remain focused and determined all week."

As for the 2019 season, Taylor said he and Henry will once again team up for midget events. He added the family 360ci sprint car plans are to get to some bigger races in the region.

"I want to get more seat time and experience against national caliber teams," he said.

UP NEXT -

Jan. 17 and Jan. 19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

SuperClean was formed on the foundation of two core values: 1. To help people keep the things they love clean and functional. 2. To supply a powerful product that saves time and energy so people can get back to doing the things they love. SuperClean products can be used on automotive parts like engines, underbodies, small parts, wheels and more; outdoor equipment, such as tools, grills and lawn equipment; recreation vehicles, including boats, RVs, bikes, fishing rods, golf clubs and more; and indoor appliances, such as carpets, showers and tubs and even laundry. For more information, visit http://www.SuperClean.com.

"We are excited to partner with SuperClean again in 2019," Taylor said. "It was a great relationship last year and we handed out a ton of their product. We are also excited to bring aboard Buckeye Welding and Supply as a new sponsor this year."

Taylor would also like to thank Gator Stakes, SafeTop, a division of Industrial Manufacturing Machining, USA Performance Racing, Buckeye Welding and Supply, H&H Resurfacing, Progressive Signs and Pitt Stop Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

SUNOCO RACE FUELS/INSINGER PERFORMANCE, A MAJOR SPONSOR, WILL OFFER AN ATTENTION GRABBING DISPLAY AT THE PPB MOTORSPORTS 2019 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA January 9, 2019 . . . For the seventh year in a row Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance, major sponsors of the annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Racecar & Trade Show will be showing off with one of the real attention grabber displays during the three day, January 18-20, show taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Insinger Performance is a master distributor of Sunoco Race Fuels. They offer all products from Sunoco found at www.racegas.com. They also are the number 1 supplier of 99.9% Methanol in the northeast US. They service the Racing Industries as well as the Oil & Gas Industry with the purest methanol available.

Insinger Performance was started in 1987 by Bruce Insinger as the Owner and CEO of the company. Bruce has grown the business by creating a network of dealers that extend from Maryland into Canada. Through hard work and customer satisfaction the business, headquartered in Dushore, PA, has grown steadily every year.

Four of their sponsored racing vehicles will be on display during the show that has more than 200 race vehicles filling the more than 200,000 square feet of show space offering just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

Boyertown, PA’s Mike Gular, the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified champion at Grandview Speedway will have his race car on display. He also won the prestigious STSS Hard Clay finale. Overall, he finished 4th in the North region Short Track Super Series standings, just 18 points off the lead. Mike took these checkered flags while burning Sunoco Race Fuel supplied by Insinger Performance.

Harry Gerb will have his Bristol, PA based H&J Motorsports 1968 Pontiac Firebird 8.50 Index Drag Racer on display. Harry Gerb and his family have been campaigning this championship winning car for years and over that time have earned top notch honors. This undeniable success can be attributed to the Sunoco Fuel they use and the support received by Insinger Performance to keep the team running consistent. H & J have tallied up 4 track championships, collected 3 NHRA "Wallys", 16 overall wins and multiple #1 qualifying efforts.

The third race car in the display will be the BBY Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302R Endurance car based in Colts Neck, NJ. BBY Racing is a winning endurance race team that fields cars in American Endurance Racing, NASA, SCCA and Champ Car Endurance events. These events are a test of man and machine as they range from 9 to 24 Hours of competition. The team relies on Sunoco Race fuels because of their consistency, extreme performance and quality in these harsh racing conditions. And they rely on Insinger Performance to supply all the teams' fuel needs across their entire east coast schedule. Team owners Alex and son Eric Rockwell had a very successful 2018. The Mustang on display at Motorsports this year participated in 10 races. The Boss finished with an astonishing record of 6 Wins, 2 - 2nd places, 1 - 3rd place, 5 track records and 3 pole positions.

And the fourth car in the Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance display area will be the Flying Lizard Racing Team Porsche 997 GT3 RSR #55693062 Vintage Road Race car out of Sonoma, California. They were selected by Porsche Motorsport North America to be their development partner for the 997 GT3 RSR with which they were victorious several times in the American Le Mans Series. The Porsche 997 on display at Motorsports debuted at Sebring in March 2005 running Sunoco Fuel in the tank. In ALMS competition over the next several years, the car never finishing out of the top ten in class and posted a 4th in class-18th overall performance during the 2006 season in France while at the 24hr Le Mans. The car now participates in vintage races still with Sunoco Race Fuel on board. Most recently in September 2018, it ran at the RennSport Reunion at Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca, CA.

The three day Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 show will have NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham appearing along with NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Preece.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items. A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

Also sure to be a crowd pleaser will be the “Reading Speedway Reunion.” That event will be dedicated to the memory of the great racing action THAT took place at Pa.’s Reading Fairgrounds Speedway before it closed 40 years ago. Drivers and team members who competed at that track will attend to meet the fans, and there will be a large display of vintage race cars that ran at Reading.

One of the most popular events during the three day show will be and has been the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

PPB Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

A few display spaces and room for race car display remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees, Auction and Polls Ahead at Chili Bowl!

Knoxville, IA, January 9, 2019 - The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 14-19, 2019. The museum’s week will be highlighted by the announcement of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “30th Class” on Tuesday, January 15, and its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 17. In addition, its three divisions of North American Sprint Car Poll awards will be announced each night January 16-18.

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as well as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and will take place on Thursday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Mark Kinser, Shane Carson, Greg Hodnett, JJ Yeley, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Brady Bacon, Ron Shuman, Chris Windom, Kenny and Lee Jacobs, Maria Cofer, Harli White, Dale Blaney, Spencer Bayston and more. Other items include tickets for two on our museum’s second floor for the Knoxville Nationals, valued at $792, a framed photo of Bryan Clauson and Jason Johnson, and other limited items.”

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Bob Baker says, “We are very excited to be naming our National Sprint Car Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2019’ on Tuesday of Chili Bowl week. This will be our 30th induction banquet on Saturday, June 1, and it will be a special event for the new inductees and our many past inductees. We have to thank Emmett Hahn, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee himself, and his team for continuing to allow us to have a presence at their week-long indoor midget car racing event. We will also have a booth back in the trade show every day at the Chili Bowl, featuring books and assorted items from our museum store for sale. Memberships to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will also be available for sale.”

Intermission announcements of the museum’s 2018 North American Sprint Car Poll awards will also be made each night of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on the following schedule: Wednesday – Non-Wing, Thursday – 360’s, Friday – 410’s and Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Win a 2019 ZO6 Corvette!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is offering a fund raising sweepstakes featuring a 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette! The car will be awarded to the lucky winner on August 10, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

 

 

Speed Shift TV to Provide Live Pay-Per-View of 20-Plus Races at Port Royal Speedway in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Jan. 9, 2019) - Port Royal Speedway was one of the first tracks in Central Pennsylvania to open its doors to Speed Shift TV and that partnership continues to grow in 2019.

Speed Shift TV will provide live Pay-Per-View broadcasts from most of the events at the half-mile oval in Port Royal, Pa., this season and for at least the following two years. There are 20-plus races on the 2019 docket, including special shows like the $10,000-to-win Living Legends Dream Race, the Butch Renninger Memorial, the Labor Day Classic, the Blue Collar Classic, a visit from the Short Track Super Series and a trio of Open Wheel Madness nights.

The season kicks off with a rare Sunday afternoon event on March 10 featuring the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models.

Port Royal Speedway showcases the two premier classes on a regular basis. The 410 sprints have five races paying at least $10,000 to win on the 2019 schedule and the super late models welcome a handful of marquee events as well.

The track also hosts Creasy Signs PASS 305 Sprint Cars, the 358 Limited Late Model Division and Juniata Junction xTreme Stocks for at least eight races apiece.

For the complete 2019 Port Royal Speedway schedule, visit http://portroyalspeedway.com/index.php/schedule/ .

These Pay-Per-View broadcasts will be a part of the newly announced subscription that Speed Shift TV is offering. Single events can be purchased, but the subscription allows a viewer to watch all broadcasts throughout a given month for only $40.

For a list of upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.speedshifttv.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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Star studded Challenge
With the largest line up of cars ever for the running of the 9th Annual 360 Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge the countdown to this coming Saturday’s show at Heytesbury Stockfeed Simpson Speedway is almost over. $10K is on the line for the winner and the opportunity to lock their name into the history books.
Young 16 year old Californian rookie Gio Scelzi is having his first run in Australia after arriving from the States thru the week. Scelzi is having a limited Australian Tour and Simpson is his first stop. After wowing them in States he picked up his first World of Outlaws win at Williams Grove in September and in doing so becoming the youngest feature winner in the 40 year history of the Outlaws. Scelzi will team up in the USA71 alongside car owner Domain Ramsay in the VIC2 Indy Race Parts Team.
Returning from his very successful season in the States for Christmas is Scott Bogucki where he took out the converted “Rookie of the Year’ Award for the Lucas Oil ASCS Series. Bogucki is also the 2014-15 Series Champion and he is driving the Porker Transport VA27. Scott had his first run back home at Mildura last weekend but they had some mechanical gremlins, with the week to sort these out the team will be ready to go again.
Victory Lane Racegear’s V88 is a regular supporter of the show and this year has joined forces again with the very talented Dave Murcott. Murcott has already locked in excellent results in the 410 over the past couple of months. Matt Reed and John Vogels have both won the show in the past and have just come off WSS Speedweek with great results. Vogels is the local home town favourite will have the crowd behind him.
Recently crowned King of the River & 360 SA State Champ Dan Evans is high on confidence after already taking out 3 out of the 5 series rounds so far. Evans in the family owned Chris Evans Transport SA44 Maxim has certainly stepped it up this season.
TVG has secured a 360 power plant for the night as well as SRA regular Charles Hunter. Ely, Farrer, Milburn, Lumbar, Quinn, both the Solomon Brothers, Charge & Parr have all installed their 360 engines after running 410 shows earlier in the season.
“What a cool honour it will be our All Star contracted teams – Evans, Tancredi, Caruso, Guerin, Lock, Dalitz, Wren, Holt, Harris to race with these guys. A life time experience for them and all of them are capable of winning. With the disappointment of last year’s Challenge washout we are keen to get this one done & dusted.” says Mandy Searle. “We also have an impressive 8 past series champs out of our 10 winners all together for one event and that makes it a pretty special also.”
This is also RD 6 of the Series with Championship points starting to become important our All Stars will not only want to take the money from the names but also secure top points towards their championship battle.
If you’re looking for an action packed Saturday night the place to be is Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge where the racing will hard and fast. Time Trials kick off at 5.15 and racing at 6.15pm.

 

Johnny Herrera Partners With Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills To Benefit Steve King Foundation During 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Bryan Hulbert - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (January 8, 2019) Partnering with Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire to help benefit the Steve King Foundation, Johnny Herrera will be in action for the ninth time atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway.
Taking place January 14-19, 2019, Herrera will attempt to qualify on Thursday night. Starting Monday however, fans will be able to go by the Herrera pit area and enter to win at Hasty Bake Charcoal Grill. The grill will be raffled off on Saturday, January 19, 2019, with all money raised going directly to the Steve King Foundation.

"We're very excited to partner with Hasty Bake this year and really looking forward to being able to work with them to benefit the Steve King Foundation. Everything they do for drivers and their families when someone in this sport gets hurt, the entire King family goes above and beyond," commented Herrera.
Based in Tulsa, Okla. Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills was founded in 1948 and are constructed by hand of the highest quality materials. Each Hasty Bake Charcoal Grill is built to last. With proper care, Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills can last 15-25 years, or even longer.
"Everyone I've talked to that has used one of Hasty Bake's Grills has nothing but good things to say about them. Their quality, durability, how well they cook, we're looking forward to being able to represent their name, especially at an event that is just a few miles from their office."
Fans can find more information on Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills online at https://www.hastybake.com.
The Steve King Foundation is a non-profit, tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) charitable organization established for the purpose of helping the dirt track racing community. The foundation was established after the death of Steve King. They aid race car drivers, pit crew members, racing officials, and track operations personnel or the immediate families of those individuals who are involved in dirt track racing and are seriously ill, severely injured or killed. The foundation will also contribute to organizations and facilities dedicated to improving the safety of the sport when additional funds are available.
More information on the Steve King Foundation can be found at http://www.stevekingfoundation.org.
The 2019 season will mark the 35th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called "Hollywood", log onto to http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com.

 

 

10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial to pay $20,000-to-win this season for World of Outlaws at Beaver Dam Raceway

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — January 8, 2019 — In honor of the running of the 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Saturday, June 22 at Beaver Dam Raceway, $20,000 will be awarded to the winner this season, with each of the main event starters guaranteed at least $1,000 to take the green flag. The event will now be dubbed the $20,000-to-win, Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers.

“We want to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial and doubling the winner’s share is a great way to add even more prestige to an already big event,” said Scott Boyd of Karavan Trailers. “The support of drivers, teams and fans has been fantastic over the last decade and the race is one that many folks circle on their calendar each and every year.”

The past winner’s list of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial is a venerable ‘Who’s Who’ of sprint car racing. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, is the defending race winner. Donny Schatz, who is the 10-time and defending series champion, was victorious in 2015. Brad Sweet, the defending Knoxville Nationals winner, visited victory lane in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2014.

Bill Balog scored a very popular win in 2016 in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial. The victory was the first of his career with the World of Outlaws and also marked the first time an IRA driver beat the Outlaws. Shane Stewart won the 2017 Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, while Kraig Kinser and Craig Dollansky are also past winners of the event.

Joey Saldana won the inaugural Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2010 and repeated the next season, making him the only driver who has won the event more than once.

A different driver has visited victory lane in each of the last eight editions of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial.

Tickets for the $20,000-to-win, 10th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22 will be available soon.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

The Mythical Keyboard Racer to Reward Classic Hard Charger – Noms at 102!

The Keyboard Racer recently contacted Premier Speedway by email – how else – wishing to put something back into the sport that has seen this Mythical Character, become a regular social media contributor, via the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic which has once again attracted more than 100 entrants.

The Keyboard Racer has orchestrated a deal that will see the Hard Charger in the 2019 South West Conveyancing receive a full Sprintcar Wrap to the value of $1750.00.

As always the Keyboard Racer’s sense of humor and love of Sprintcar Racing was evident in a typically humorous statement as forwarded to Premier Speedway.

The following is a quote from the Keyboard Racer”:

"The Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is such a special event and the annual pilgrimage to Warrnambool is must attend for so many.

The whole town really embraces the Speedway community to create a real buzz around the event, it’s a credit to the Mayor Jamie Veal.

Being able to be a small part of the event via sponsorship is an absolute privilege, up there with listening to Gav White’s commentary.

Isaac from Fast Print Studios has been a great supporter of the Keyboard Racer concept and when I jokingly threw a TVG style slide job and suggested that we join forces to create a sponsorship package for the Classic, Isaac was all for it and put together a small consortium of individuals to help.

It’s a blessing for me to have assistance from a company like Fast Print. Fast Print Studios provide graphic design as well as supplies and installs signs, displays, banners as well as vehicle graphics & wraps with attention to detail that is only rivalled by J-Mac’s beard maintenance.

Discussing the prospect & still inspired by the run of Tim Kaeding & Rusty Hickman in 2018, the hard charger award was exactly the award we wanted to sponsor and it’s a fact you can’t spell TKR without TK. Plus it would look very obvious if we sponsored best presented and it was taken home by a page favourite such as Keke Falland, Taylor Milling, TVG or Jack Lee."

Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills was also excited about having TKR on board.

“We haven’t done too many sponsorship deals with people we haven’t met or even seen before, but it is great to have the Keyboard racer on board for the Classic as our sponsor of the Hard Charger Award”, Mills said.

“They will go hand in hand with the likes of Lex Pollard, Bill Hicks, R & M Security and Thomo’s Race Graphix as amazing supporter of our Classic Contingency Awards”, he added.

The Classic entry list stands at 102, with a flurry of late entries ensuring that the 100 mark was once again eclipsed:

Amongst those to have entered are:

VA19 Daniel Newnham:
Chassis: J&J Engine: 410
Sponsors: Bow & Willow and Boyles Livestock Transport Mepunga.
2018 Classic Result: 11th in C-Main 1.

V22 Terry Rankin:
Chassis: Maxim Engine: Maxwill Race Engines
Sponsors: Arbon Equipment, A Plus Powder Coating, HME Group, OPSM Waurn Ponds, Salt Electrical, Hills Precision Electrical, Mark Haby Motors, Kangaroo Lake Caravan Park and Kart Worx.
2018 Classic Result: Did Not Compete.

VA51 Robert Nicholas:
Chassis: Cool Engine: 410
Sponsors: Benalla Bus Lines and I.A.N Mobile Repairs.
2018 Classic Result: Did Not Qualify.

Q54 Randy Morgan
Chassis: Triple X Engine: Morgan Race Engine
Sponsors: Morgan Metal Corp, Pressure Point Massage, Revolution Racegear Sunshine Coast, Helio’s Fitness and Dave Of All Trades.
2018 Classic Result: Did Not Compete.

V60 Jordyn Charge
Chassis: Triple X Engine: Mopar 410
Sponsors: Western Nissan, Mr Electrics, Will’s Autos and Adam Brand.
2018 Classic Result: 13th in C-Main 1.

S72 Chad Ely:
Chassis: Maxim Engine: 410

Sponsors: JNJ Engineering & Starky’s Fibreglass Repairs.
2018 Classic Result: Did Not Qualify.

N78 Andrew Wright
Chassis: Triple X Engine: KRE
Sponsors: Eliminator Race Wings, KOAB Industries, Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia, U Beaut Signs and Osborn Transport.
2018 Classic Result: 15th in C-Main 1.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au. Pre-Entries are due to close off on January 7.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Eager to Make Australian Racing Debut This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi is excited to take advantage of his next opportunity, which leads him overseas to race for the first time in Australia.

Scelzi will drive for Domain Ramsey and Bernie Stuebgen during five events in a nine-day span, beginning this Saturday at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway in Bungador, Victoria, during the Allstars Challenge.

The team will then tackle the Presidents Cup at Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, on Jan. 16. The Kings Challenge at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, is Jan. 17 before the trip wraps up at the 47 th annual Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic hosted by Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria. Scelzi's preliminary night is Jan. 19 before the finale on Jan. 20.

"I'm really excited for the opportunity to race in Australia during some big events," Scelzi said. "I want to thank Domain Ramsey as well as Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen for this great opportunity."

While Scelzi hasn't competed in Australia, he was there two years ago to crew on a team that had his older brother, Dominic, behind the wheel.

"I enjoyed it over there," Giovanni Scelzi said. "Now I get an opportunity to race and compete against the top drivers in Australia. Plus, this will help break up the offseason and will hopefully keep me fresher going into our season in the United States."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway in Bungador, Victoria, Australia, for the Allstars Challenge

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Indy Race Parts

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"Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen have become really close friends since I've gotten to know them," Scelzi said. "They've always given me a fast race car and it's been a lot of fun driving for their team. I really appreciate the opportunity they've provided."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, NAPA Auto Parts, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Todd Jorgensen, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Continues Growth as Next Level Custom Apparel Named Official Apparel and Merchandise Supplier

Inside Line Promotions - TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2019) - The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is excited to announce a new partnership with Next Level Custom Apparel, which will be the Official Apparel and Merchandise Supplier for the rising RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series.

Next Level Custom Apparel, which is based in Mooresville, N.C., is a leading custom apparel company that offers top-notch screen printing and embroidery. The business was founded by longtime short-track racing promoter Greg Burgess and his wife, Claudia.

"Greg has been a real professional on how to try to grow this thing," Carolina Sprint Tour Owner Sean Vardell said. "We feel with him helping market the merchandise and helping grow the look and image of the series it will give our hometown drivers a big team feel."

The opportunity comes on the heels of the Carolina Sprint Tour adding TriboDyn Lubricants as the primary sponsor in a multi-year agreement. The series has been around in some capacity for several years before Vardell made the 2018 season the first as the Carolina Sprint Tour.

Steve Surniak claimed the championship as the series averaged 15 cars per race. Vardell, who is the co-series director with Mike Sellers, is excited to build on that with the support of a new title sponsor and Official Apparel and Merchandise Supplier.

"The goal is to continue to grow and give an affordable place to race for the blue-collar working class," Vardell said. "It's a series dedicated to being more affordable. Instead of spending $50,000 on an engine you can spend $6,000 to $10,000 and be competitive. We want to see this thing continue to grow. On average we had about 15 cars (last year). We'd like to see 20 to 25 the next few years."

The series has 16 points-paying races at 10 different tracks beginning April 27 at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C. Most races will have an increased payout during the 2019 season, which wraps up the final weekend of September.

Everything is looking positive for the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour, which has Burgess even more excited about the future.

"We're very excited to be working with Sean Vardell, Mike Sellers and all of the Carolina Sprint Tour staff, racers and fans," Greg Burgess said. "Claudia and I have been fortunate to get to know the team well during the last year or so and their growth has been tremendous. We look forward to making sure that all of the CST fans have all of the latest and most popular swag as well as assisting with sales at some events this season."

To learn more about Next Level Custom Apparel, visit https://www.checkoutnextlevel.com/ . Fans can go to the website and click on the "Carolina Sprint Tour" page for apparel options, which will grow as the season nears. The website also offers a way of contacting the Burgess's for more information about custom apparel as well as a quote.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

Hagar Makes Tulsa Shootout Non-Wing Outlaw A Main With Chili Bowl on the Horizon

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 8, 2019) - Derek Hagar made the most of his first start at the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout since 2002 last weekend during the 34th edition of the famed micro sprint event.

Hagar, who was driving for Randy and Melanie Boulton in the non-wing outlaw class, locked into the A Main through strong runs in a heat race and qualifier inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"There were about 275 entries in that class," he said. "We were good every time we hit the race track. We came from the back of the heat to third. That put us in a good spot for the qualifier and we won it. That put us with enough points to lock into the show."

Hagar's run from eighth to third in a heat race on Wednesday followed by a qualifier victory from the pole position on Friday garnered the 13 th starting position for Saturday's A Main. He gained a couple of positions to finish 11th.

"It was great, especially not knowing what you're getting into because it's been a long time since I've been in a mini sprint," he said. "You want to try to make things work and we did. Everyone was pleased with how everything worked out. Any time you can go there and make the show out of 275 cars it feels pretty special."

Hagar will return to the River Spirit Expo Center next week for the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, which is Jan. 14-19. His preliminary night is next Tuesday.

"I feel pretty confident," he said. "After a strong finish in Du Quoin (last month) that has our confidence built up and this last week we got to run the mini sprint on the same track. Hopefully I can use that as an advantage and go forward next week."

Hagar is coming off a career-best midget result of third place last month and he posted his career-best Chili Bowl outing in 2018.

"There's a lot of good cars that are in a D Main or C Main on Saturday," he said. "Our goal is to get to the A Main and I don't see why we can't do it."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 2 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (non-wing outlaw) - Heat race: 3 (8).

Jan. 4 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (non-wing outlaw) - Qualifier: 1 (1).

Jan. 5 - River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. (non-wing outlaw) - Feature: 11 (13).

UP NEXT -

Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing and Recovery

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Showcasing Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View Next Week

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 8, 2019) - Anticipation is building as the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire is less than a week away.

The marquee midget event, which is held inside the River Spirit Expo Center from Jan. 14-19, has more than 350 entries as this year marks the first time it has expanded to a six-day spectacle. The first of five preliminary nights opens the action next Monday and the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will be on hand providing a top-notch live Pay-Per-View.

Two-time defending event champion Christopher Bell leads a stout group of NASCAR notables, including Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, Chase Briscoe, J.J. Yeley, Landon Cassill, Justin Allgaier and recently retired Kasey Kahne, into the action. IndyCar driver Conor Daly will also tackle the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Those are just a few of the many talented competitors aiming to capture the title during one of the most prestigious racing events of the year.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network has assembled a stout group of videographers as well as announcers with Justin Zoch, Brian Gapinski, Kaleb Hart and Brian Ward sharing announcing duties. Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook are the pit reporters and Kevin Swindell and Clinton Boyles will also provide commentary throughout the event.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day. The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

Additionally, the post-race press conference each night will air for free on the RacinBoys website and Facebook page.

The Pay-Per-View coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also the Pre-Race Show sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps and Spire Sports + Entertainment.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

SPRINT CAR CHAMPION BRIAN MONTIETH TEAMS WITH CAR OWNER JOE MICHALSKI FOR NAPA RACING WEEKEND ASSAULT IN ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES JANUARY 24-26; EYES GAMBLERS CLASSIC VICTORY

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 8, 2019 . . . Lincoln Speedway's reigning 410 Sprint champion Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA, and the Langhorne, PA-based Michalski Racing Team will join forces for an assault on the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Atlantic City's famed Boardwalk Hall. The team, sponsored by JR Heating & Air Conditioning has an eye on taking the top prize in the 17th annual Gamblers Classic, the climactic event of the January 25th and 26th competition.

Brett Michalski, 25, whose father Joe owns the team Montieth will drive for, recently completed his first year of 410 Sprint racing in Central Pennsylvania. Brett finished 11th in Lincoln Speedway season standings, earning the Rookie Of The Year award for his achievements.

It was at Lincoln where a friendship was forged between rookie Michalski and veteran Montieth, who is one of Lincoln Speedway's all-time winningest 410 Sprint drivers. The union to race together in Atlantic City was facilitated by Tom Fraschetta, King Of Prussia, PA, for whom Montieth recently raced in the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals in Trenton, NJ last month. Michalski and Fraschetta had known one another through their days in Quarter Midgets.

“Tom has done a lot of the welding on our Sprint cars with the new safety bars that are required,” Joe Michalski shared. “We have known one another for a long time.”

Michalski explained his decision to contact Montieth about going to the Gamblers Classic instead of his son driving the car as he has done in past Indoor Auto Racing seasons.

“Brett and I had decided not to run the Indoor Series this winter so we could concentrate on the 410 Sprint season. Brett wanted to dedicate all of his focus to that,” said Joe Michalski.

“I had talked to Brian during the season and he and Tom (Fraschetta) at the dirt indoor race in Trenton. It all just kind of worked out for Brian to drive for us in Atlantic City. The car was just going to be sitting in the shop.”

The Micro is a top piece, a three year old Hyper Hugger that has been racing sparingly. The car, which has been modified extensively by Lou Cicconi, is now being referred to as a “Cicconi Cougar”. The powerplant is a PR2 636 Kawasaki, uses ARS shocks and a braking system built by Dimension Design.

“Brett has been fast in our car indoors and we most always made the A-Main,” said Joe Michalski. “I know from being there with Brett that the outdoor ambient temperature has huge effects on the track and influences how the cars need to be set up. Some of that favors the 600s, Anthony Sesely has won the race three times with a similar chassis. If it does, Brian will have one of the best Micros in the field to take advantage of it.”

One place Michalski doesn't want to see Montieth in Atlantic City is in the 'Cool Down Zone'. The 'Zone' is an ingenious penalty box that has been sponsored by Michalski’s company and York Heating and Air Conditioning for the past two years.

“It's a pretty neat idea and the fans really get into it,” Michalski said. “Building the crowd reaction makes the races more interesting. As long as long as my No. 73B isn't in the Cool Down Zone, I'm all for it,” he said with a laugh.

Once the outdoor 410 Sprint season opens, Brett Michalski will be racing principally at Lincoln Speedway. The team has two Maxim chassis, and two engines, one built by Kriner, the other by Ott. They use Penske Shocks, DMI rears and components and Keizer wheels.

At the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, Montieth and his Tom Fraschetta-owned car were fast, but unable to advance through the C-Main. Erick Rudolph, who is among the favorites on the Atlantic City concrete based on past performances, won the Dirt Nationals in a Fraschetta team car to Montieth's.

Montieth's entry in the Michalski TQ Midget at Boardwalk Hall for NAPA Racing Weekend is one of an anticipated 70 for the running of the prestigious 17th Annual NAPA AUTO PARTS Racing Weekend on January 25-26, 2019. Champ Karts and Slingshots will serve as the two support classes.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily and the day of the events at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Other information is available by calling the series office during regular working hours at 609-888-3618.

 

 

Winged Outlaw Run Highlights Blake Carrick’s Tulsa Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking his 2019 campaign off at the Tulsa Shootout where he would compete in four different classes, Blake Carrick’s week would be highlighted by his run in the Winged Outlaw class where he would work his way into the Last Chance Qualifier.

“I have to thank everyone at Factor1 who made this all possible,” Blake Carrick said. “We didn’t have the greatest luck in three of the classes, but I felt like we did well in the Winged Outlaw class and pretty good car all week.”

Non-Winged Stock and Outlaw competition didn’t go how Carrick had hoped as both classes saw his week come to an end in ‘C’ Mains.

With the wing on top, Carrick made some noise as he would get into a ‘B’ Main in the Stock class, and would advance all the way to the LCQ in the Outlaw class.

Stock or ‘A’ Class heat race action saw the Lincoln, CA youngster pick up a couple of important positions from his ninth starting position as he would tally a sixth place finish.

After 27 heat races we ran and points were tallied up, Carrick just narrowly missed out on a qualifier and instead found himself on the front row of a ‘C’ Main. Taking advantage of the prime starting position, Carrick had his elbows up as he raced his way to the win, and kept his Stock class week alive by moving into a ‘B’ Main.

Gridding the field from the 11th starting position in “B” Main No. 1, Carrick would continue to flex his muscle as he chased after one of just two transfer positions. Giving it everything he had, Carrick would get up to the sixth position when the checkered flag flew ending his Stock class Tulsa Shootout.

Winged Outlaw action saw the youngster line up third in his heat race and move forward as a second place finish would streamline his No. 37b entry into one of eight qualifiers.

Taking the green flag from the seventh starting position, Carrick would race wheel to wheel with some stiff competition, as he would take the checkered flag in the fifth position.

Moving one of the eighth ‘B’ Mains, Carrick, would punch his ticket into the Last Chance Qualifier with his second place finish as a trip to the big show was within his grasps.

Not having the LCQ that he was hoping for, Carrick would have a hard time making up ground from his 12th starting position. Trying anything to get into one of the eight transfer positions, Carrick would be unable to do so as he would end his week with a 13th place finish.

“To do what we did against some of the best in Micro racing was definitely a cool thing,” Blake Carrick said. “It is a fun week of racing, and I really have to thank everyone that made this possible.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake will now be idle until racing resumes outdoors in the coming weeks.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Tanner Carrick’s 2019 Season Off and Running

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PETERSEN MEDIA: Ringing the New Year in at the Tulsa Shootout in Tulsa, OK, Tanner Carrick had a busy first week of the year as he competed in four classes at the prestigious Micro Sprint event where he would make the feature in the Winged Stock Class and have a mixed bag of results in the other three.

“It was a really fun week and I have to thank all the people at Factor1, Jim and Sherrie, Justin Lineman, Kevin Sharrah Designs, as well as Jason McDougal for all of the support and really making the week possible.”

Falling out of both Non-Wing Stock and Outlaw competition early in the week, Carrick would turn his attention to Winged Outlaw and Stock action where he would have nice runs including making the Stock feature after running a ‘B’ and the LCQ.

Grabbing the win in his Winged Outlaw class heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver would move into a qualifier where he would grid the field from the fifth starting position. Looking to gain a few positions to earn more event points, Carrick would hold steady in the fifth position and go on to finish there.

When points were calculated, the USAC National Midget Series regular would find himself one of the multiple ‘B’ Mains where he would grid the field from the second row needing to finish inside the Top-2 to keep his night going.

Getting off to a nice start, Carrick would quickly jump into third and begin pressuring for the second a final transfer position into the Last Chance Qualifier.

Carrick would be pesky but many of his attempts would see get forced up of the groove and near the wall and he would continue to not press the issues as he used patience.

Continuing to get pushed towards the wall, Carrick would ultimately fall back to fourth and his Winged Outlaw run at the Tulsa Shootout would come to a close.

Winged Stock action would see Carrick get off to a great start as he would acquire a nice chunk of points in his heat race as he would advance from the third starting position to collect the win and move into a qualifier.

Finishing fourth in his qualifier after starting fourth, Carrick would move into a ‘B’ Main where he would pick up the win from the pole and advance into the Last Chance Qualifier looking for one of eight transfer positions into the feature event.

Putting together a nice 12-lap LCQ, Carrick would methodically work his way forward from his sixth starting position to finish third and move into the 25-lap feature event.

Gridding the field from the 19th starting position, Carrick would crack the Top-15 in the first three laps only to get collected in a wreck that would end his night and his Tulsa Shootout as he would officially be scored 22nd in the final rundown.

“It was fun, we had a good car and really showed some good speed,” Tanner Carrick added. “It was great to get so many laps at the Expo Center and I am really excited to run my first Chili Bowl next week.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0

ON TAP: Carrick will be idle this week as he prepares for the upcoming Chili Bowl as he is slated to his the track at the Tulsa Expo Center on Monday night aboard his Cratsman backed Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71K machine.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

BRODY ROA HEADS TO CHILI BOWL MIDGET NATIONALS IN OKLAHOMA!

(Cypress, CA, January 7, 2019) Fresh off the most successful year in his racing career, Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa will kick off the 2019 season at the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday, January 15th. He will follow that up at the finale of midget racing’s biggest event on January 19th.

At the Chili Bowl, Roa will be driving the beautiful #7M midget owned by Kevin Ramey, the 2018 Racesaver IMCA Sprint Cars National Champion and 2015 ASCS Gulf South Region Sprint Car Champion. Roa was recommended to the Kennedale, Texas-based Ramey by famous open-wheel photographer Tim Aylwin.

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“I am pretty honored to be running for Kevin Ramey at the Chili Bowl this year,” the soon to be 28-year-old Roa said on San Diego’s Racer Radio Show. “His stuff is real nice. Every time I have been around him and seen him go around the track, I have been a fan. It is pretty cool to have a car like that and hopefully we can do real well with it.”

“It was kind of funny,” Roa laughed when asked how he got hooked up with Ramey. “One of his buddies on Facebook (Aylwin) messaged me and told me to call him. It was so quick, I was not sure if I was dreaming or not. I got the message and I called him, and he said, ‘you wanna’ run Chili Bowl.’ I said, ‘yeah, of course!’ It is a good deal. They are putting a real nice piece together for that.”

The car Ramey is putting together is a Spike Chassis with a powerful Esslinger engine. Sponsored by Jambo Barbeque Pits, Presice Racing Products, Graham Wrecker Service and Hoosier Tires, the #7M will first hit the track in Tulsa at the Monday practice session.

In addition to squaring off against many of the best midget and sprint car racers in the world, Roa will be competing against drivers from several other disciplines including NASCAR, NHRA, INDYCAR and dirt & pavement late model and modified racers. On Roa’s preliminary night, NASCAR Monster Cup regulars Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman will be among his competitors.

The 33rd Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals will take place on the Tulsa Expo Center Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Fans who cannot attend the Chili Bowl can watch all six nights via pay per view on the Racin Boys Network http://www.racinboys.com/). In addition, Saturday’s finale will be shown live on MAVTV.

Fans who would like to listen to Roa’s recent interview about the Chili Bowl on the Racer Radio show can do so at the following link. http://perrisautospeedway.com/radio18/RACERRADIO122318.mp3 The interview begins around the 24-minute mark.

Those wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Coffman Racing Graphics, hotpaint4u.com. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Madsen’s Hard-Fought Podium

While last weekend’s sixth World Series Sprintcar Championship round had its ups and downs,the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Kerry Madsen managed to score a podium finish that saw them retain their front-running WSS Championship point standings position.

Run in conjunction with the Australian Open over two nights at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in Queensland, the sixth WSS Championship round didn’t quite get underway as planned, with the track conditions on night one providing plenty of challenges, but Madsen and the team rose to the fore.

Being forced to qualify for Friday night’s preliminary feature race via the B main, placing second, the Bunbury, WA-based team rallied behind the current and four-time Australian Champion, who moved forward from position 16 to finish in seventh.

Regrouping for Saturday night’s competition, Madsen and the team, who were sitting 10th in the weekend’s point standings after night one, showed great hustle, qualifying into the pole shuffle and then going on to secure a fourth-place start for the feature race.

In the feature race, Madsen performed strongly throughout the 50-lap duration, which ran almost non-stop, to claim a podium finish, coming away with the final podium place in third behind Americans Donny Schatz and Logan Schuchart and capping off what was a strong comeback for the weekend.

“The team and I had to dig deep after the first night, as we had a fair bit of ground to make up,” commented the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim driver.

“To come away with a podium finish is a satisfying result for the whole team and most importantly it keeps us right up there in the World Series point standings hunt.”

With one more race meeting set to take place in Queensland at Archerfield Speedway this Wednesday night(January 9) for the seventh WSS Championship round, the team will then travel to Madsen’s home track – Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway (NSW) – for the annual Scott Darley Challengethis Friday and Saturday night(January 11 and 12).

Current WSS Point Standings (after six of 10 completed rounds): 1 Steven Lines - 1712 2 Kerry Madsen - 1653 3 James McFadden - 1606 4 Jamie Veal - 1337 5 Rusty Hickman - 1324

Krikke Motorsport’s range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies ($50), hats ($30), t-shirts ($30), raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts ($40) and kids’ t-shirts ($30), is available for purchase at the track from the team’s transporter or merchandise van. A limited range of stock is also available via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, South West Conveyancing, and Richard Hathaway Photography.

To keep up-to-date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.auor follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

5 ALL STAR SPRINT RACES SET FOR WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S 2019 SEASON THAT INCLUDES 2 SPEEDWEEK DATES

​For Immediate Release

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

The 54th season of racing at Wayne County Speedway will see a couple of first's for the 3/8 mile track as it will host two Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek shows this year. The 1st one will be the traditional Monday night race on the 17th of June for the Duffy Smith Memorial and then the Speedweek Finale on Saturday, June 22nd for the $10,000 to win feature and the week long points title. The traveling series will make it's first appearance of 2019 and it's 65th race all time on Saturday, April 27th and then again on Saturday, May 25th for a pair of $5,000 to win dates before the two Speedweek races. The final visit for the ASCoC will be on Sunday, September 1st for the Pete Jacobs Memorial.

The 2019 race season will get underway on Saturday, April 13th with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) along with the Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. The OVSCA will also visit ' Orrville's Historic Oval' on Saturdays July 6th, August 17th and September 21st during the Ohio Dirt Blowout.

The FAST Sprints will make their only appearance on Saturday, August 3rd.

Two big races are on tap for the Super Late Models as the Craftsman World of Outlaws roll in on Saturday, May 18th for a $10,000 to win 50 lap feature. Then on Saturday, July 27th, the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week stops in for the Don and Hans Gross Memorial.

The Fast Four Racing programs consisting of the Sprints, Super Late Models, Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks will compete on Saturday's May 4th, May 11th which will also be Kid's Big Wheel and Bike races, June 8th for the Mid Season Championships, June 29th and another Kid's Big Wheel and Bike races, July 13th, August 10th will be Kid's night and the Danny Gardner Memorial for the Super Stocks with $1,000 to the feature winner.

The Modifieds will make six trips to WCS this season with races on Saturday's April 20th, June 1st, July 6th and 20th, August 24th and September 21st.

For the first time in a couple of seasons, the Mod Lites will perform with dates of April 20th, June 1st, July 20th, August 24th and Friday, September 20 set for them.

Season Championship for the Super Late Models will be on Saturday, August 17th while the Sprints, Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks final points race will be Saturday, August 24th. That will also be the Sam Huffman Memorial for the Mini Stocks with the winner collecting $500.

Summer Series races for the Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks will be raced on June 1st, July 6th, July 20th and September 21st

There is also plans being worked on to include a Summer Series for the Super Late Models and the Modifieds and Mod Lites.

This is the tentative schedule for WCS as races could be added or changed as the season progress' along due to rain and other unforeseen events. Like us on Facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway and the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for the latest news and watch for more press releases in the coming weeks.

 

Win a Brand New 2019 Corvette ZO6 Through the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum!

Knoxville, IA, January 7, 2019 – The latest benefit for the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum could land you a brand new 2019 Torch Red Chevrolet Corvette ZO6! The sweepstakes can be accessed at www.WinAZO6Corvette.com. The car will be given away by drawing on Saturday night of the 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals, August 10, 2019!

The 2019 Corvette ZO6 is equipped with: a LT4 6.2L supercharged V8, a seven-speed manual transmission with active rev matching, ZO6 pearl nickel painted aluminum wheels, heads-up color display on the dash, and more options than there’s room to list! It also comes with an adrenaline red interior and can be viewed at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa inside the museum until the drawing on Saturday, August 10, during the 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

Says museum executive director Bob Baker, "We are thrilled to offer this new sweepstakes! One of our supporters will walk away with a brand new 2019 Torch Red Corvette ZO6! We are always looking for new ways to support the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and we’re hoping that this is a big hit both for us and for our supporters. On Saturday night of the Knoxville Nationals, someone will be awarded with a brand new Corvette! To get an up close look at the car, just stop by the museum as it is now being displayed in our window!”

The winner need not be present to win. All proceeds will benefit the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa.

Fans of the popular complete 410 sprint car raffle need not worry! The car, given away every two years will be assembled this summer and given away in December of 2020. Christopher Owsik of Jackson, New Jersey was our lucky winner of the Mach-1 Chassis/Rider Racing Engine on December 14.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com!

 

Giovanni Scelzi Partnering With Roth Motorsports for World of Outlaws West Coast Swings; Gary Scelzi Recently Honored During PRI Event

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi will return behind the wheel of a Roth Motorsports entry for most of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races in the West next season.

Scelzi tentatively has 11 World of Outlaws races in the spring before five more in the fall. The races encompass all events in his home state of California as well as Nevada. The partnership will then wrap up with a showing at the famed Trophy Cup, which is held in October.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth and Todd Ventura for putting me back in one of their race cars," he said. "We had a very successful partnership in 2016 and 2017 and I'm looking forward to similar success."

Scelzi claimed the King of Kings title in 2016 before finishing only one point shy of winning the 2017 King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship while driving for Dennis and Teresa Roth.

"We've always had a very fast race car and that is critical in sprint car racing," Scelzi said. "Qualifying is the biggest key toward setting yourself up for success during World of Outlaws shows so that's a confidence boost knowing I'll have the best equipment and an opportunity to contend for a great qualifying time each time out."

Scelzi recorded four wins at four different California tracks while driving for Roth Motorsports in 2017.

It was also recently announced that his older brother, Dominic, will drive for Roth Motorsports in 2019 during approximately 30-to-35 races.

In other news, the familiar patriarch, Gary Scelzi, was honored during the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis last month. Scelzi was showcased in a special episode of Legends: The Series, which is a series created by CompetitionPlus.com Founder and Publisher Bobby Bennett. The series has showcased numerous drag racing legends and this year selected Scelzi, who won four NHRA championships during his drag racing career.

Here is a link to watch the special video: https://vimeo.com/304558929.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

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Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a championship winning sprint car team formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"A huge thanks goes to Dennis and Teresa Roth and Todd Ventura for the opportunities they've given me," Scelzi said. "We've had a lot of success together and I'm looking forward to even more in the future."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, NAPA Auto Parts, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Todd Jorgensen, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat, Southern Pacific Farms and Indy Race Parts for their continued support.

 

 

Brett Michalski eager to begin 2019 season after earning Lincoln Rookie honors

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (January 7, 2018) – Brett Michalski learned a lot during his first, full season in the 410 sprint car ranks, and although his experience was limited and the competition was high, the 360 sprint car transplant built enough momentum and speed to be competitive in the Pigeon Hills and eventually clinch Rookie of the Year honors at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway.

Snagging a heat race victory in the process, Michalski’s season at Lincoln Speedway ended eleventh in the final standings, 565 points behind Kyle Moody for a spot inside the top ten. The Penndel, Pa., native finished 13th during his final points start of the season.

Michalski, a United Racing Club (URC) graduate who finished eighth and 11th, respectively, in the final URC standings in 2016 and 2017, will follow similar footsteps in 2019 and continue to make Lincoln Speedway his weekly home, also making occasional visits to the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ in addition to regulars visits to BAPS Motor Speedway.

“It was a fun year for our team. We have a lot of people to thank. They know who they are and we wouldn’t be in this position without their hard work and dedication,” Brett Michalski explained. “Racing in Central Pennsylvania is highly competitive. It’s the best weekly competition in the country. Racing at that level is only going to make us better as a team, and me better as a driver. We’re pretty pumped to get the new year underway.”

The off-season is a short season on the Central Pennsylvania circuit. Action is scheduled begin with the annual Icebreaker at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, February 23. Michalski kicked off his 2018 campaign in similar fashion, ending the $4,000-to-win, afternoon program 13th in the running order.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse

SOCIAL MEDIA: Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS: 2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

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CONTACT: 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 / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FullyInjectedMotorsports/

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing will fete its top performers from the 2018 season during the annual MSR Awards Night on Jan. 19 at Quality Inn Coldwater.

The top 15 in points from the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series standings will all be honored during the proceedings, led by series champion Jimmy McCune, who wrapped up his fourth-straight title last year.

Veteran owner Jim McCune will also be recognized as part of the championship-winning team, along with additional special awards including Car Owner of the Year, Crew Chief of the Year and the season-long MSR Fast Qualifier Award, presented to the driver with the most fast times on the year.

Other honors to be handed out will be the Hard Charger of the Year Award, Young Gun Award, Most Improved Driver Award, the Sportsmanship, Perseverance and Hard Luck awards and the MSR Rookie of the Year Award, given to the first-year participant who finishes highest in the season standings.

The Must See Racing operations staff and series sponsors will also be recognized during the program.

In total, more than $31,000 in American Racer points fund money, contingency awards and other prizes will be distributed during the course of the banquet.

Each of the top-15 drivers in points will receive MSR’s trademark 24’’ by 36’’ profile billboards, commemorating their season and where they finished in the standings, with a likeness of the driver and car included.

Series president Jim Hanks will anchor the program with a review of the season and his annual State of the Series address.

“This event is an annual tradition for all of us at Must See Racing and we’re delighted to celebrate with all of our drivers in Coldwater, Mich., once again,” said Hanks. “We look forward to honoring Jimmy McCune as our champion for the fourth time and congratulate him on his record-extending accomplishment. We’re also excited to look back on our best year yet, which had seven different winners and eight different fast qualifiers, while also preparing for what promises to be a huge year ahead for the World’s Fastest Short Track Cars.”

The MSR Awards Night kicks off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, but prior to the banquet proceedings will be the 2019 Owners & Drivers Meeting at 3 p.m.

That meeting will include a complete preview of the upcoming year, including the rules, schedule and other major highlights, along with a chance to register for the new season prior to the banquet.

Quality Inn Coldwater, site of the annual MSR Awards Night, is located at 1000 Orleans Blvd in Coldwater, Mich. The hotel can be reached at

For more information on Must See Racing, visit the series on the web at www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Young Boyles and Veteran Hazen Make a Championship Combination In Gas City I-69 Speedway Sprint Car Action

GAS CITY, Ind., Jan. 7 — Clinton Boyles earned the non-wing sprint car track championship at Gas City I-69 Speedway in 2018 over 76 other drivers by posting three consecutive feature victories and two additional top-five finishes in the quarter-mile dirt oval’s nine regular sprint car events. It was a remarkable accomplishment since the 23-year-old Boyles had only driven at Gas City I-69 Speedway twice before the 2018 season opener in April.

Veteran car owner Paul Hazen owns and fields the red-and-white DRC chassis No. 57 that Boyles drove to the title. Powered by a Kercher Racing Engines-prepped Chevrolet engine, the car is sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants, Kercher Engines and KECO Engineered Coatings.

Shane Cottle won the season opener and finished second in the championship driving Steve and Carla Phillips’ No. 71P DRC powered by a Foxco engine the first part of the year. That car is sponsored by Half Moon Restaurant and Brewery, Frank and Jill Daigh, and PennGrade 1 motor oil. He and Boyles were second and first in the point standings, respectively, when their rivalry became more than a little heated during the feature on July 6, adding to the steamy nature of the “Beach Night/Summer Thunder” show. Cottle finished the season in the famous Goacher Racing No. 5G, and remained second in the championship. That car is a DRC chassis with a Jeff Claxton-prepped engine, and its primary sponsor is Parallax Power Supply.

Tyler Hewitt stayed out of the controversies and placed third in the year-end standings with his bright yellow No. 97X Maxim sponsored by his engine preparer, McGunegill Engine Performance (MEP). Garrett Abrams placed fourth in the No. 32 DRC, which is sponsored in part by Bob-O-Link Liquors, TLF Logistics and Torpedo Ventures. Dallas Hewitt was fifth in the No. 18 DRC sponsored by Carts & Parts and King’s Auto Body.

Sixth through tenth were Travis Hery, Adam Byrkett, Kyle (KRob) Robbins,Luke Harbison and the 2010 track champion, Thomas Meseraull.

Gas City I-69 Speedway, which distributed nearly $250,000 in purse money to its five classes of weekly racers during the season, bestowed its non-wing sprint car Rookie of the Year award to two drivers: Harbison and BryarSchroeter.

The first co-Rookie of the Year, Harbison, made his first start ever at Gas City at the season opener with his No. 40, which is sponsored by CustomPrintProducts.com and Krueckeberg Auction and Realty. It’s a Mach I chassis powered by a Tranter Chevy engine. The other co-Rookie of the Year, Schroeter, finished 11th in the point standings with his No. 21S, which is a Stealth chassis sponsored by Billy’s Auto Repair, JR New and Used Tires and Taylor Powder Coating.

In addition to Boyles and Cottle, other non-wing sprint car feature winners in the hotly contested division were Meseraull with two feature victories and one each for C.J. Leary, Steve Irwin and the “Flying Fireman,” Shane Cockrum, so there were six different feature winners in the track’s regular sprint car action in all. The division attracted drivers from as far away as Australia to compete at the Grant County, Ind. track about one hour and 23 minutes north of Indianapolis.

Two spectacular finishes were particularly memorable in the sprint car action at Gas City last year.

The first was when Leary passed the versatile Matt Westfall in the fourth turn on the last lap to win the 25-lap Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial on June 29.

Then 16-year-old GioScelzi passed Caleb Armstrong to win the BOSS winged sprint car feature in similar fashion on Aug. 31. The latter race was the first winged 410 sprint car event at Gas City in 14 years, and Armstrong set a new track record of 10.653 seconds in time trials.

Kevin Thomas Jr. also made headlines when he won both the MSCS sprint car feature and the track’s biggest race of the year, the “James Dean Classic” USAC AMSOIL national sprint car feature that closed the season.

Visiting Series

In addition to the five regular weekly divisions that competed at Gas City, the track hosted other series and classes, including the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the MSCS sprint cars (Kevin Thomas Jr. won both of those features); GLSS winged sprints (Max Stambaugh took the top honors out of 31 360 sprint car drivers); USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets (Stratton Briggs and Chet Gehrkewere the winners); 600cc winged micro sprints (Todd Kirkmanwas the victor); open-competition midgets (Landon Simon won the feature); UMRA TQ midgets (Matt Hedrick, a deputy for the Rush County Sheriff’s Department, was the feature winner); BOSS winged sprint cars (won by GioScelzi); winged outlaw micro sprints (Blane Culp was the winner), and even a school bus race, which went to Jim Ashton.

Despite evenings that often featured around 100 race cars in the pits, almost all of the shows were finished by 11 p.m., which was a testament to the track officials, their staff, the push-truck drivers and the racers and crews themselves.

Promoter Jerry Gappens added all sorts of special events for the track’s family-friendly crowd. Intermission entertainment included games of knockerball, helmet tosses, a beachball game, coin scrambles, a “Soccer Moms Gone Mad” race and bubble ball competitions. One show featured fireworks, there was an exhibition by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Club, and drivers threw Frisbees with gift cards attached into the grandstands. Santa Claus showed up one hot summer night bearing gifts, and two James Dean look-alikes graced the James Dean Classic USAC AMSOIL sprint car season finale.

Track sponsors included Marion Tire, Miller’s American Auto Body, Indiana Oxygen, Brandt’s Harley-Davidson and Hoosier Racing Tire.

The top 10 in points in all five weekly divisions, the Rookies of the Year, and others will be honored at the track’s awards banquet Saturday, Jan. 12 at Eventfully Yours Event Center in Marion, Ind.

For more information, see the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com and follow it on Facebook at @GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas and on Twitter at @GasCitySpeedway.

The point rundowns for all five regular classes follow:

Non-wing sprint cars: 1. Clinton Boyles, 1,101 points; 2.Shane Cottle, 1,005; 3.Tyler Hewitt, 984; 4.Garrett Abrams, 822; 5.Dallas Hewitt, 723; 6.Travis Hery, 629; 7.Adam Byrkett, 542; 8.Kyle Robbins, 527; 9.Luke Harbison, 504; 10.Thomas Meseraull, 485; 11.BryarSchroeter, 463; 12.Ted Hines, 454; 13.Parker Fredrickson, 428; 14.Aaron Davis, 420; 15.Isaac Chapple, 405; 16.Jamie Fredrickson, 396; 17.Brandon Mattox, 392; 18.Evan Mosley, 390; 19.Tony Main, 351; 20.Shane Cockrum, 350; 21.Jarett Andretti, 347; 22.Matt Goodnight, 321; 23.Matt McDonald, 276; 24.Jack James, 263; 25.Ty Tilton, 256; 26.Landon Simon, 239; 27. Matt Cooley and Steve Irwin tied with 236; 29. Matt Westfall and Jacob Gordon tied with 227; 31. BraydanWillmington, 225; 32.C.J. Leary, 224; 33.David Gross, 222; 34.Cory Gardner, 218; 35.Kyle Simon, 202; 36.Tony DiMattia, 196; 37.Kayeleb Bolton, 195; 38.Cole Ketcham, 188; 39.Adam Wilfong, 177; 40.Brandon Morin, 173; 41.Paul Dues, 168; 42.Brian VanMeveren, 165; 43.Chad Wilson, 156; 44. Gage Etgen, 132; 45. Kevin Thomas Jr., 130; 46.Brady Bacon and Garrett Aitken tied with 125; 48.Jay Waugh, 123; 49.Dave Darland, 115; 50.Carson Short, 106; 51.Robert Ballou and Scotty Weir tied with 102; 53.Chase Stockon, 90; 54.Tyler Gunn, 87; 55.Aaron Farney, 84; 56.Bob McMillan, 78; 57. Rob Caho Jr. and Chad Davenport tied with 75; 59. Donny Brackett and Zane Hendricks tied with 72; 61. Billy Cribbs, 71; 62. Joe Stornetta and Jeff Wilson tied with 69; 64. Joe Liguori and Daylan Chambers tied with 66; 66. Lee Underwood, Aric Gentry and Brian Karraker tied with 63; 69. Dakota Jackson and Chase Jones tied with 60; 71. Critter Malone, 57; 72.Michael Fischesser, 54; 73.Curtis Mulhenkamp, 41; 74.Tyler Kendall, 35; 75. Kory Crabtree, Tom Davies and Corey Smith tied with 5.

 

 

Syracuse Motorsports Expo Readies for it's 33rd Consecutive Year.

SYRACUSE, NY - Mark down the dates of March 9th and 10th as the 33rd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Exposition and Trade Show once again will be held at the Center of Progress Building located on the New York State Fairgrounds.

Trade Show Promoter Jeremie Corcoran showcased his first effort in 2018 after many successful years by the Patrick Family and the show didn't miss a beat. The event was sold out from corner to corner.

On display were dirt and asphalt modifieds, sprint cars, sportsman, micro sprints, pro stocks, go-carts, dragsters and so much more. Local dirt and asphalt tracks were also well represented and fans can expect exciting displays from go-cart tracks and dragways this year.

"I went into last year hoping to carry on the tradition that the Patrick Family built up and I think everyone had a good time," said Corcoran on last year’s show, "I can't thank everyone enough for making it a tremendous event. From the race tracks, sanctioning bodies to the cars and especially the fans. We will try like heck to make it even bigger."

Corcoran added a little flare of his own to the event which included two tire changing contests for with cash prizes and a special celebrity tire changing contest which included track owners, promoters and sanctioning body leaders.

Set up will be all day Friday with the show scheduled to be open on Saturday from 10AM - 8PM and on Sunday from 11AM-4PM.

Fans will be treated to seeing all the new cars from their favorite stars, tracks and sanctions will debut their new 2019 schedules and merchandise and so much more. Admission prices are set at Adults $13, Kids 6-12 $5 with 5 and under FREE. We will also have a special weekend Adult price of $20.

The Center of Progress Building is the site, March 9th & 10th are the dates, it's 33 consecutive years of entertainment. The Syracuse Motorsports Expo, come and be part of the excitement.

 

 

NEWS FROM PPB MOTORSPORTS 2019 PRESENTED BY SUNOCO RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

MOTORSPORTS RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW SPONSOR PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS TO OFFER ATTENTION GRABBING DISPLAY

OAKS, PA January 6, 2019 . . . When the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance takes place January 19-21 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA Pioneer will have a major presence that is sure to attract a huge amount of attention.

Pioneer’s huge display will be right at the main entrance and one of the first things show visitors will set their sights on as they start their tour of the 250,000 square feet of show space that will be offering just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

Included in the display will be race cars driven by Dirt Modified standouts Craig Von Dohren and Billy Pauch Sr. Fred Rahmer Jr. will have his winning Sprint car on display along with Jon Swanson. Brett Bieber’s Slingshot and Jesse Hirthler’s Quarter Midget will also be available for up close inspection by show attendees.

Autograph sessions featuring Pioneer sponsored drivers will take place at the display area throughout show hours on Saturday.

From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. there will be autographs available from some of the top names in the sport that carry Pioneer sponsorship. This will be happening at the Pioneer Pole Building’s Display #104. Drivers will include Craig Von Dohren, Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr., Freddie Rahmer Sr. and Jr., Brandon Rahmer, Kevin and Brian Hirthler, Jesse Hirthler, Brett Bieber and Davey Sammons.

From 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. magician Kevin Shelly will be entertaining with his magic act in the Pioneer Pole Buildings Display 104.

The very popular Low Down & Dirty Internet Radio show will be broadcasting from the show between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 19th.

In addition Pioneer Pole Buildings will have members of their sales staff on hand all through out the weekend to provide information and quotes on the spot. Anyone that requests a quote at the show will be give one (1) entry to the show giveaways which include PPB Motorsports hats, t-shirts, yeti rambler and other PPB items.

Showing their support of auto racing, Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. advertises in a number of track program books, sponsors a variety of events and has their name on a large number of race cars.

Located in Schuylkill Haven, PA Pioneer is a builder of post frame buildings in PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA and NY. Founded in 1998 they continue to offer the most structurally sound buildings, able to withstand 90 mph winds.

More than 200 racing vehicles will be on display.

NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham will appearing during the show as will NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Rookie of the Year candidate Ryan Preece along with a large number of other well-known names in the sports.

The show opens on Friday, January 18th at 2 p.m. and closes at 9. Doors open on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. The box office and D-Hall exhibit area opens one hour earlier each day.

Check out www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618 for further information.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Providing Live Pay-Per-View of Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Finale Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 5, 2019) - Golden Drillers will be earned on Saturday when the 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout concludes inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

A total of 225 races have been contested the last three days during the marquee micro sprint event, leaving 50 races for Saturday's finale. The action begins at 9 a.m. (Central) with Opening Ceremonies for the night's showcase estimated to start around 2 p.m.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to offer Pay-Per-View featuring live video feeds with multiple cameras, replays and more as well as interviews. Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward and Clinton Boyles are in the announcing booth with pit reporters Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook also contributing to the top-notch broadcast.

The price for Saturday's Pay-Per-View is only $24.99.

The coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Hyper Racing, which is also Saturday night's RacinBoys Presenting Sponsor. The action is also brought to you by Driven D1. Additional sponsors include: Schoenfeld Headers, Rod End Supply, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps, Spire Sports + Entertainment and Alumni Tech Products.

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire awaits and the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will cover the premier midget event Jan. 14-19. The six-day spectacle is nearing a record entry count.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 34th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 2-5. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

1/4/19
Craig Dollansky Racing

Zimmerman, MN

Five months post-surgery Craig Dollansky has new outlook for 2019.

“I’m feeling better than I have in three years, I really didn’t think I would feel this good again,” said Dollansky.

Plaguing him more and more as time went on Dollansky’s spine surgeon, Dr. James Schwender, found a portion of his L4 vertebrae was dead once they assessed the injury during the procedure.

“I would be a lot further along if I would have had surgery at the end of the 2016 season,” Dollansky stated, “with that behind me now, I’m extremely grateful for the skill of the surgical team as they are very pleased with the outcome of my surgery.”

At a recent follow-up appointment Dollansky and his surgeon assessed his recovery and scheduled physical therapy and approved light workouts in the gym. Given the short amount of time since his surgery and how good he is feeling Dollansky has made the decision to return to racing.

Dollansky stated, “I feel now, I can train the way I need to again, something I hadn’t been able to do since the beginning of 2016. My family and I have missed being involved in the sport and all the friends and fans that we have made over the years of racing.”

Dollansky plans his return in Danny and Naomi King’s #88 sprinter, March 15th and 16th for a 2-day ASCS show in Dallas, TX at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Along with this event Dollansky will attend the Steve King Foundation’s annual golf outing at Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Rockwall, TX on the 14th. (For additional information visit www.stevekingfoundation.org)

“Danny and Naomi are passionate about sprint car racing and I look forward to racing with them again in 2019 as my schedule allows,” said Dollansky.

Danny King also commented, “We are tickled about Craig’s return and we want to put him in our race car as much as possible.“

Dollansky and the King Team also plan on participating in a 2-day show in Wichita, KS during the first weekend of April.

Besides racing with the King Team in 2019, Dollansky has also agreed to race at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA weekly in the Selvage Motorsports #7. In 2018 driver, Dustin Selvage, expressed some interest in stepping away from driving and into an ownership role. This year, with a baby on the way, he has met with Dollansky and discussed fielding a ride in the 410 class for Knoxville’s weekly shows.

Selvage remarked, “I felt it would be a great opportunity for a small team like mine to work with a driver like Craig. I believe he is as hungry as ever and can still get the job done.“

Selvage and Dollansky will concentrate on Knoxville and potentially other shows in the mid-west. Dollansky and Selvage will work together to prep the team to win races, with their main focus on the Knoxville Nationals.

Selvage’s family history at Knoxville is quite legendary, his Grandfather Ray Grimes was the track promoter who was instrumental in keeping racing alive at the Marion County Fairgrounds, and made the Nationals a 4-day event in the mid-seventies.

Dollansky said, “Dustin and I discussed running other shows like, The Jackson Nationals, The King’s Royal, The ‘Iron Man’, The National Open and the World Finals.”

Dollansky enthusiastically commented, “To say that I am excited to get behind the wheel racing again is an understatement. After being sidelined during this process, I have realized how much racing means to me. How much a part of my families’ lives it is and other friends as well. I want to be involved in racing in some way for the rest of my life. There are plans in the works to remain involved in the sport beyond my driving career. For now, I’m taking one day at a time as I ramp back up to get after it. I feel blessed by the friendships that have formed different in parts of the world, through my racing career. I appreciated all the cards and letters, and messages through social media. The people, who visited me, helped me through some very difficult days, for that I am very thankful. I have a lot of fuel left in my tank and am determined more than ever to prepare myself to race to win. I look forward to working with each of these teams. It will be my goal to have success with them both and a little fun along the way. I will be happy to return to the track where my career started, Knoxville.”

For additional updates and information, follow Craig Dollansky Racing on Facebook and Twitter. CDR website include also please.

 

 

THE MSCS SCHEDULE FOR 2019

Haubstadt, IN - Jan. 4, 2019 - The Midwest Sprint Car Series has
released the schedule for the upcoming 2019 season. Twenty
sanctioned events at six different speedways have been scheduled for
drivers to participate in. The series will be venturing into its
19th season of presenting ever exciting 410 non-wing sprint car
competition.
Upon release the MSCS schedule lists events for each month starting
in early April and not ending until mid October. Racing begins on
Saturday night April 13th with the series joining with USAC in the
co-sanctionedSpring Showdown at Tri-State Speedway in
Haubstadt. MSCS and USAC also compete together on September 14th in
theHaubstadt Hustler. That event each offers the biggest
pay-out of the season with $10,000 going to the winner.
Activity for MSCS picks up in May. Tri-State SpeedwaysMidwest
Madness on Saturday May 18th will also include an appearance of
the MOWA Wing Sprints. MSCS will be in action Memorial Day
weekend beginning on May 24th. First up will be theJosh Burton
Memorial Race at Bloomington Speedway on Friday. The series will
move to Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday and finish with a third day
of racing with theMemorial Weekend Classic at Tri-State
Speedway Sunday. On all three nights the feature will pay $2,500 to
win. The Paragon Speedway will host the series for the first of
three visits this season on Friday May 31st.
June MSCS action begins with theSummer Showdown at Tri-State
Speedway on Saturday the 8th. The Winner will bank $5,000! Then
Brownstown Speedway will host the series on Saturday June 29th.
Mid-season will be busy. On July 4th MSCS will be racing at the
Paragon Speedway. Friday and Saturday July 5th and 6th, the series
will be at Lincoln Park Speedway. The occasion is the running of the
“Bill Gardner Sprintacular. This event drew 42 cars in 2018.
MSCS will make a fair appearance Wednesday night July 10th at the
Terre Haute Action track. Saturdays Sprint Stampede at
Haubstadt on July 13th will wrap up the MSCS events for July. Five
MSCS races are set to be held in a 10 day span.
In August it will be time for the 15th annualHoosier Sprint
Nationals. The feature that Saturday at Tri-State Speedway will
be the paying $5,000 to win. The next night MSCS will return to the
legendary Terre Haute Action Track for a second 2019 visit. Those
important dates on the schedule are August 10th and 11th. The next
weekend MSCS will be at Paragon Speedway on Friday August 16th. On
the 17th the series will return to Putnamvilles Lincoln Park
Speedway for a fourth and final season visit.
The last three races of the season are all to be contested at the
Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt. The Labor Day Weekend Challenge on
Sunday September 1st at Tri-State Speedway will pay $3,000 to win.
TheHaubstadt Hustler is next on September 14th. MSCS will
conclude the season on October 19th. The feature winner will
receive
the covetedHarvest Cup and $5,000. Tradition dictates that the
MSCS Champion will be crowned that night and the Rookie of the Year will
be honored.
If there are any changes or additions to the original schedule, those
will be provided in a news release at that time. Everyone can
follow breaking news for the series by visiting mscssprints.com or on
the MSCS facebook page

MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES
SEASON SCHEDULE FOR 2019

DATE DAY ______________ TRACK and LOCATION ____________

APR 13 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN (USAC/MSCS)

MAY 18 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
MAY 24 Fri Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, IN
MAY 25 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
MAY 26 Sun Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
MAY 31 Fri Paragon Speedway, Paragon, IN

JUN 08 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
JUN 29 Sat Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN

JUL 04 Thu Paragon Speedway, Paragon, IN
JUL 05 Fri Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
JUL 06 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN
JUL 10 Wed Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN
JUL 13 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN

AUG 10 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
AUG 11 Sun Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN
AUG 16 Fri Paragon Speedway, Paragon, IN
AUG 17 Sat Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN

SEP 01 Sun Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
SEP 14 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN (MSCS/USAC)
Rain Date - Sep. 15

OCT 19 Sat Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN
Rain Date - Oct. 20

________________This schedule is subject to revision. _______________

 

 

 

CRSA 2018 Season In Review

 January 4th, 2019 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY - The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series successfully completed their 13th year of operation when the checkered flag waved over the field at the Thunder Mountain Speedway on October 5th. Since the first series race in 2006, the stars and cars of the CRSA have been entertaining race fans throughout New York State and the Northeast.

In all, 15 events were held during the 2018 season. The schedule was broken down into four different mini-series. The only event on the schedule that was not a part of a mini-series was the June 9th event at the Woodhull Raceway. The Woodhull event was the third event to take the green flag in 2018 and would see Jeff Trombley pick up the win.

The 2017 overall series champion, Trombley would go on to repeat as champion. The 2018 season would see Trombley visit victory lane a total of three times, which is two more times than in 2017. His three wins came at three very different race tracks. Two of the wins were on the half-miles of the Land of Legends Raceway on May 26th and the Fonda Speedway on June 30th and one on June 9th at the bullring known as the Woodhull Raceway. He also brought home 10 top five finishes and 14 top ten finishes. Trombley brought home over $2,500 cash for his championship.

Thomas Radivoy came in second in the final 2018 overall point standings. Thomas kicked off the 2018 season with a win at the Orange County Fair Speedway on May 5th. From there he picked up another win at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway on September 14th and would score four more top five finishes. He added 12 top 10 finishes to his 2018 resume. Radivoy brought home $2,100 for his runner up finish.

Tyler Jashembowski ($1,410), Emily VanInwegen ($1,200) and rookie Justin Mills ($1,200) completed the top five overall point finishers. The final tally would show 31 different drivers competing in the 15 events in 2018. Mother Nature picked up a pair of wins with rain outs in 2018 (Fonda Speedway – April 28th and Afton Motorsports Park – May 11th).

The 2018 CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Challenge Mini-Series consisted of five events. The first event was held on May 26th with Trombley picking up the win over eventual mini-series champion Darryl Ruggles and David Ferguson. The second and third events were held on a special weekend in June. On Friday night June 22nd Alysha Bay picked up the win over Billy VanInwegen and Brandyn Griffin. The next night was postponed by rain just as the A-Main was getting ready to be pushed off.

The event was held when the CRSA returned to the Land of Legends on July 21st, where Ruggles landed in victory lane. This time Radivoy finished second with Bay third. In the regularly scheduled event Ruggles finished the night sweep by claiming the win over Ferguson and Jerry Sehn. Ruggles would bring home the win in the mini-series finale on August 18th over Griffin and Johnny Kolosek.

 

 

USCS Winter Heat Series Offered Via Speed Shift TV Pay-Per-View and On-Demand Service

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Jan. 4, 2019) - Winter is about to heat up as the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters ventures south for a 10-race spectacle.

The 360ci winged sprint car series visits Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana for the Winter Heat Series, which showcases 10 nights of action at six different tracks. Speed Shift TV will offer live video coverage of eight of those races with the other two being posted to the On-Demand section of the website following the checkered flag.

The Winter Heat Series starts on Jan. 25-26 at Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla., before visiting Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 8-9 (the only two races during the Winter Heat Series that won't be broadcast live). The final doubleheader in Florida is Feb. 22-23 at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., before a trip to Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 1 followed by a race at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 2. The Winter Heat Series wraps up March 8-9 at Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La.

More than $120,000 is up for grabs between race winnings and contingencies, which should draw some of the top racers in the country to support a series run by veteran promoter Pete Walton. Walton is the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Sprint Car Promoter of the Year Award winner in 2015 and 2016.

The Winter Heat Series marks the first time Speed Shift TV has broadcast from both Mississippi and Louisiana. The live broadcasts will be part of the new VIP subscription platform, which is only $40 per month. The opening weekend of the Winter Heat Series makes it 11 live races for Speed Shift TV during the month of January.

Individual Winter Heat Series races can be purchased for $20.

For a list of upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.speedshifttv.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SpeedShiftTV/

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Welcomes AGCO Back as Title Sponsor of 41 st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals and Adds Two Additional Dates to 2019 Schedule

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Jan. 4, 2019) - Jackson Motorplex officials are pleased to welcome AGCO Corporation back as the title sponsor for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.

The three-day weekend featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is June 27-29 and culminates in a $41,000-to-win and $3,000-to-start main event. More than $305,000 will be up for grabs throughout the weekend as both preliminary nights pay $10,000 to win.

"Having AGCO on board supporting this long-standing event is a tremendous asset for Jackson Motorplex as well as the entire community," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "Their continued support of this event allows us to grow the Jackson Nationals into one of the marquee events in sprint car racing."

Race fans will want to make sure to attend the AGCO Open House on Friday, June 28, at the Intivity Center while in town for the Jackson Nationals. MRN's Winged Nation will be on hand with driver interviews and fans will have an opportunity to tour the AGCO factory and Welcome Center.

Additionally, Todd's Beer Cave in Rock Rapids, Iowa, has come on board to present the Todd's Beer Cave Hard Charger of the Nationals. The driver who passes the most cars in A Main competition throughout the three days will receive a cash bonus from Todd's Beer Cave.

Prior to the start of the event there will be a hauler parade through downtown Jackson on Wednesday, June 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. It will conclude at the Jackson Motorplex with Fan Fest beginning at 7 p.m. There will be race cars on display along with a $5 Burger Bar and live music from Hicktown Mafia starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com or by calling 507-822-7314.

In other news, a pair of schedule changes have been made for the 2019 season as two nights of action have been added. First, the Tri-State Late Model Series will visit the oval on June 14. Sport mods and hobby stocks will compete that night as well.

The season finale Open Wheel Nationals presented by Seafoam has shifted to a two-day event on Sept. 20-21. The IRA Sprint Car Series will be in action both nights along with the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc, which will be joined by the Wisconsin Wingless Sprints Series.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

(MULTI-TIMERS DOMINATE 43RD ARPY BALLOT)

(Mt Calvary, WI--January 4, 2019) Five of six nominees for Racing Promotion Monthly's Auto Racing Promoter of the Year are repeat nominees. The nominees’ include four who promote dirt tracks, and two who promotes paved tracks. Two are affiliated with NASCAR, one with IMCA, one with DIRTcar, and two that operate with multiple sanctions and series.

The nominees are: Region One, Eastern Region: Lyle Devore, Albany-Saratoga (NY) Speedway; Region Two, Southeastern Region: Bill & Mayes Massey and Doug Stevens, Senoia (GA) Raceway; Region Three, Central Region: Tom Helfrich, Tri-State (IN) Speedway; Region Four, Northern Region: Gregg McKarns, Madison International (WI) Speedway; Region Five, Great Plains Region: Toby Kruse, Marshalltown (IA) Speedway; Region Six, Southwest and Western Region: Adam Nelson, Meridian (ID) Speedway. The Masseys and Stevens are first-time nominees, Devore, McKarns, and Nelson received second nominations, and Kruse and Helfrich, their third nominations. Helfrich’s renomination comes 20 years after his last previous nomination and Nelson’s after a nine-year hiatus.

Steve Beitler, Skagit (WA) Speedway received the award last year. Previous winners are: Hugh Deery, 1976/1984; J.C. Agajanian, 1977; D. Anthony Venditti, 1978; Jack Gunn, 1979; George Eisenhart, 1980; Dick O'Brien, 1981; Howard Tiedt, 1982; Don Martin, 1983; Glenn Donnelly, 1985; Cary Agajanian, 1986; Bud Lunsford, 1987; Bob Daniels, 1988; Howard Commander, 1989; Ray Wilkings, 1990; Paul Kuhl, 1991; Robert Lawton; 1992; Earl Baltes, 1993; Jody Deery, 1994; Andy Vertrees, 1995; Charles Powell, 1996; C-Ray Hall, 1997; Larry Kemp, 1998; Charles Cathell, 1999; Charles Deery, 2000; Ralph Capitani, 2001; Lanny Edwards, 2002; Bob & Nadine Strauss, 2003; Tom Curley, 2004, Steve York, 2005; John Padjen, 2006; Lynn Phillips, 2007; Joe & Walt Doellefeld, 2008; the Nuckles family, 2009; the Queensland family, 2010; Robert Sargent, 2011; Ron Drager and Scott Schultz, 2012; Roger Hadan, 2013, Gary & Donna Howe, 2014, Gray Garrison and the Hawkins Family, 2015, Dan Robinson, 2016.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is short track racing’s most prestigious award. It is awarded each year after voting by promoters. The award was originated in 1976 by the editor of Racing Promotion Monthly. Voting is conducted in two phases: a preliminary ballot in the newsletter nominates candidates in six regions. The six candidates become Regional Promoters of the Year and then appear on a second ballot for final voting. It is the only national award recognizing promotional excellence selected by peers. The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year ballot will soon reach readers of Racing Promotion Monthly via the U.S. Postal Service. The Forty-third Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will be revealed during the 46th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, FL, February 11, 2019.

Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, and the Workshops, are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire. The RPM Promoters Workshops are produced with additional support from: INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Moffett Productions, Raceceiver, Lucas Oil, Simes Graphic Designs, Firethorn Marketing, and IMCA. The Speedweek Workshop is the 119th produced by Racing Promotion Monthly since 1974. More than 900 track operators, their employees, and industry leaders attended last year’s Workshops. More information is available from RacingPromotionMonthly.Com or by phone at 920-367-0540.

 

 

LIVE 2019 Chili Bowl Telecast
The Best Dirt Car Racers in the World
...On MAVTV

Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:30pm ET
(Re-air Sunday, Jan. 20 at 1:30am ET)


CORONA, CA (January 4, 2019): MAVTV will broadcast LIVE the 33rd running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire on Saturday, January 19 starting at 8:30pm ET. The HD broadcast features the world's best dirt car racers in action packed racing from the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK.

The entire 3-hour telecast will re-air on Sunday, January 20 starting at 1:30am ET.

With more than 300 entries, the 2019 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals field has attracted top American racers including stars from Midgets, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR, NHRA and USAC. Drivers hail from 30 U.S. states plus international competition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, making it the world's largest indoor race.

Back-to-back champion Christopher Bell faces the daunting task of defeating the likes of 5-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, 2-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu, Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet (Knoxville Nationals winner), Dave Darland, Damion Gardner, Jerry Coons Jr., and Kasey Kahne.

"Nobody presents grass roots racing like MAVTV," said MAVTV President Bob Patison.
"Each year the Chili Bowl airing produces the highest rated shows on the network. In 2019 we expect even better results as we continue to grow our market."

The 3-hour MAVTV telecast will be anchored by Bob Dillner, with Ken Stout and Rob Klepper handling commentary and Dave Argabright working the pits.

 

 

SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHT STAGE SHOW, DRIVER AUTOGRAPHS ON SATURDAY ARE PART OF HUGE READING FAIRGROUNDS REUNION PLANNED AT PPB MOTORSPORTS ON 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPEEDWAY’S LAST RACE

OAKS, PA January 4, 2019 . . . The six decade history of racing at Pa.’s Reading Fairgrounds Speedway will be in the spotlight with a three-day reunion of competitors, officials and fans of the legendary track during the Pioneer Pole Building’s sponsored Motorsports 2019 show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

The annual show Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th.

The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The “Reading Speedway Reunion” in C-Hall will be dedicated to the memory of the great racing action that took place at that half-mile dirt oval beginning in 1924 before it closed 40 years ago in June 1979. The reunion activities and display are being coordinated by officers and members of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society (RFRHS), an organization dedicated to preserving the history of the speedway.

Many drivers and team members who competed at Reading will attend Motorsports 2019 to meet the fans and sign autographs on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 pm including the track’s all-time race winner Kenny Brightbill.

Other Modified drivers expected to attend include Bobby Braxton, Freddy Brightbill, Earl Derr, Frank Cozze, LeRoy Felty, Glenn Fitzcharles, Harry Garber, Garry Gollub, Junior Mikosz, Kim Trout and Bruce Young.

The autograph group is so large that it will be broken into two groups. A schedule of those groups and the names of other drivers will be announced prior to the show. They’ll all be signing a special collector Reading poster available for free. There will also be special coloring books given away to children.

On Friday at the show, the night the speedway was best known for holding events, Reading memories will come alive at the stage area. At 5:30 a special show will be held with many of Reading’s favorite drivers scheduled to be guests. One hour prior to this event old racing videos from reading will be shown on the big screen.

There will be a large display at the Reading Reunion area in C-Hall of the show all weekend. This will include vintage open-cockpit, flathead Stock car, Modifieds and motorcycles that ran at Reading.

Among the Reading race cars sure to bring back memories at the show will be restored Modifieds of Bruce Young, Kenny Weld, Don Esky, Diz Dean, Bobby Braxton, Billy Pauch and Dick Quallio; and flathead motor stock cars from the 1950s driven by Leroy Felty, Johnny Mackison Sr. and Russ Smith. The Braxton and Quallio cars are planned to be displayed on classic open trailers, just as they were going to a race night at Reading in the 1960s and 70s!

The era of AAA and USAC racing at Reading will be represented by fabled Sprint Cars driven by Tommy Hinnershitz and Johnny Thomson in the 1950s and Kenny Weld during the 1970s.

There will also be a large display highlighting the years of national championship AMA motorcycle racing at Reading. Former Reading AMA race director Jack Vanino will be a special guest; along with motorcycle racers George Longabaugh, Bob Sholley, Donnie Myers and Jimmie Varnes.

Drag racing also took place at Reading, and its history will be spotlighted as well.

There will also be displays of Reading Speedway memorabilia, such as driver and race team uniforms and jackets; track statistics and photos; and replica scale models of race cars that competed at the track.

Throughout the weekend, members of the RFRHS will be at the reunion to meet with fans and answer questions about the display and history of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. They encourage attendees to bring along their personal Reading scrapbooks and items to share with fellow fans to recall those great years of racing!

At the Reading Speedway Reunion during the Motorsports Show, there will also be information available on how to join the RFRHS. The group has its club meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at the Central Fire Company, 1409 Park Place, Laureldale, PA 19605. The club meetings are not restricted to members, but open to all Reading Speedway enthusiasts.

Headlining the show will be NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham along with Ryan Preece who will be looking to capture NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items.

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

A few display spaces and room for race car display remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

 

 

Catch Day 3 of Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Pay-Per-View Friday Via RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 4, 2019) - The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout surpassed the midpoint of the 34th edition of the prestigious event on Thursday evening, setting the stage for another big day of action inside the River Spirit Expo Center on Friday.

Officially, 149 of the 275 scheduled races have been completed through the first two days of the four-day micro sprint event. Friday will feature a full slate of action beginning at 9 a.m. (Central) with 75 races on tap prior to Saturday's finale.

A trio of drivers - Kevin Bayer, Jonathan Beason and Brock Berreth - have recorded three wins thus far with 23 total drivers netting at least a pair of triumphs during heat race, qualifier and C Main competition.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to showcase live Pay-Per-View video featuring lap-by-lap coverage of each race along with interviews. Each broadcast boasts live video feeds with multiple cameras, replays and more.

A professional announcing crew of Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward and Clinton Boyles is in the booth with pit reporters Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook adding to the electric atmosphere.

The price for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $24.99 per day.

The coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Hyper Racing, which is also Saturday night's RacinBoys Presenting Sponsor. The action is also brought to you by Driven D1, which is Friday night's RacinBoys Presenting Sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Schoenfeld Headers, Rod End Supply, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps, Spire Sports + Entertainment and Alumni Tech Products.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to showcase action this month as the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire is Jan. 14-19. The midget event has approximately 350 entrants and has expanded to six days this year for the first time ever.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 34th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 2-5. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Heffner Racing Enterprises and Ryan Smith Racing to unveil 2019 Paint Scheme at Special Red Robin Gourmet Burgers fundraiser

Column By: Justin Snyder/BeerHill Gang TV

When it was announced in mid-December that Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group (LVRG), a regionally owned and operated Red Robin franchisee in the Lehigh Valley, Northeast PA, Southeast PA and Harrisburg communities, would come on board as the primary sponsor for Ryan Smith and Heffner Racing #72 in 2019, it was promised that there would be ‘Bottomless fun’ for the PA Posse fans.

While the racing season isn’t due to begin until February, Heffner Racing and Red Robin are kicking things off early with a special event Wednesday January 30th from 4:30 to 8:00 at the Paxton Towne Center Red Robin in Harrisburg.

The address is 5125 Jonestown Road #125, Harrisburg PA 17112. There will also be a snow date in case of weather of January 31st from 4:30-8:00.

Here, team owner Mike Heffner and Smith will be on hand to meet with fans and unveil the highly anticipated paint scheme of the car to the public along with your first opportunity to purchase 2019 Ryan Smith merchandise.

The unveiling will also serve as a fundraiser for the family of Greg Hodnett as Red Robin will continue in its pledge to support the racing community. Sherry Hodnett, Greg’s wife, will be on hand selling Hodnett merchandise.

There will a special Hodnett benefit raffle organized by Red Robin, Heffner Racing and Smith to include various collected items available to be won by fans purchasing tickets. Items available to win will be announced closer to the event.

LVRG will also be aiding the cause with the sale of Red Robin gift cards throughout the event. 20% of the proceeds from the gift card sales will benefit the Hodnett family. All gift cards must be used at a future visit to Red Robin and not during the event.

Also, along with merchandise sales, Smith will have his 2019 hero cards available for autograph opportunities and each card will include a 15% off coupon for Red Robin for any online orders.

So come out and enjoy some great food, a family atmosphere and whet your racing pallet by supporting a great cause before the green flag drops in Central Pa! If you can’t make it, tune in on Beerhill Gang TV on Facebook for live coverage from the event

 

 

RACING FANS WORLDWIDE:

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Nationals featuring the Non-wing cars of USAC –POWRI WAR SPRINTS at Knoxville Raceway ,IA on July 4-5-6 ,2019.
The tour includes the following” ,reserved seats –tickets , hotel accommodations @Ramada Inn, Des Moines , IA at airport location for quick in and out, which can be either a 3 or 2 night package ,shuttle service transportation from hotel to track daily, complimentary full breakfast daily , July 4th pre –race Knoxville Town Celebration @Knoxville Raceway
Free reception gifts –prizes, RFD t-shirt, Knoxville-Des Moines visitor’s guide, Meet &Greet Autograph session July 4th or 5th, admission to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Tour Package Pricing -2 day --$450.00 per person
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$100.00 Deposit Required at time of registration , Balance due no later than May 30, 2019 Payment can be by check , money order, debit card , or by submitting a credit card number on form that can be provided to you . Very soon a new website will also provide information regarding this tour along with more information about Racing Fans Worldwide “A NEW WAY TO ENJOY RACING” You can reach me at my cell phone 443-974-7027 or at my e-mail raltman2014@outlook.com Coming very soon
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Molly, Sayre and Delamont In For Classic.

Two exciting New South Welshman and Warrnambool’s Own Darren Mollenoyux are the latest entries for the 47th running of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, with Jackson Delamont and Daniel Sayre signaling their intent overnight.

Mollenoyux, who currently sits sixth in the hotly contested Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Premiership, is a welcome addition to the Classic field, with his 8th place finish in the 2018 Classic again showcasing his prodigious talent.

In 2019 Molly, will campaign his own V52 entry with support from Warrnambool Crane Hire, Cowara Contracting, Parr Motorsports, Chemblast, Cassign and McLaren Hunt Financial.

Given a good qualifying run, Mollenoyux will be one of the drivers to keep an eye on over the three nights of the Classic.

The hard charging pair of Sydney Speedway regulars in Jackson Delamont and Daniel Sayre are now regular visitors to the Classic.

Delamont will again be at the wheel of the Mad Harry’s Steel, Orange Car Carriers, KRE powered N48 entry, as he and the team aim to erase the memories of the 2018 Classic with a strong result.

Sayre, has proven to be somewhat of an up and coming Star, with some strong performances highlighting his talents behind the wheel of the distinctive Aussie Forklift Repairs, Endeavour Liquid Waste, Atlantic Oils and Pass Powdercoating N16.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au. Pre-Entries are due to close off on January 7.

 

 

Voice of the Outlaws to Be a Part of the Classic

World of Outlaws Sprintcar Series commentator Johnny Gibson will join the Premier Speedway commentary team for the three nights of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic from January 18 to 20.

Gibson, the undisputable ‘Voice of the Outlaws”’ will work alongside Gavin White, Garry Ross and Ben Swanson, with Wade Aunger also lending his talents to the commentary team again at the 2019 Classic.

Gibson is excited to be a part of the 2019 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

“I feel extremely privileged to be a part of the biggest Sprintcar Race in Australia”, Gibson said in a recently released statement.

“To be able to work with the amazing cast of commentators, including Gavin White, Garry Ross, Ben Swanson and Wade Aunger at Premier Speedway is an honor”, he added.

Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills was excited to be able to include Gibson as a part of the 2019 Classic.

“Johnny has been keen to come and call the Classic for some time, however different logistical issues have prevented us from being able to secure him. This year however the stars have aligned, and we look forward to him adding to the Classic via his undisputable knowledge of our sport, he is most definitely going to compliment the work of Gavin and Wade as well as Garry and Ben”, Mills said.

With 76 cars now entered for the Classic and more nominations expected in the coming days, it promises to be a great event, with tickets still available on-line.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au. Pre-Entries are due to close off on January 7.

 

 

2018 Classic Finalists Back for More as are Walsh, Madsen and More.

Two of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic A-Main Starters are amongst the latest batch of Classic entries, which also include World of Outlaws Contracted Star Ian Madsen and Sydney based hot shot Sammy Walsh.

Timboon’s Luke Walker aboard his Total Dairy Service, KRE powered Cool Chassis out shone many of his rivals to be amongst the 24 finalists last January. His 22nd place finish was an outstanding result for Walker and his team.

The young hard charger will look to repeat the dose in 2019 for his sponsors Total Dairy Service, Engineer IT, South West Sheds and Homes and Battery World Warrnambool.

Like Walker, Tasmanian hard charger Tim Hutchins was another of the feel-good stories of the 2018 edition of the Classic.

Finishing 19th in the A-Main was a career best for Hutchins and his team, after many years of misfortune at the Classic.

In 2019 Hutchins will again be back, his never say die attitude packed in his race bag, as he goes about making a second successive Classic final for his team’s partners GBE Maintenance Services, Zeehan, Essendon Volkswagen and Warrnambool Locksmith’s.

Having contracted full-time to the grueling World of Outlaws Tour in 2018, Ian Madsen returns home for a whirlwind Australian tour.

His 2018 season saw Madsen record a win in the penultimate A-Main of the season at The Dirt Track at Charlotte as a part of the World Finals event.

His consistency was rewarded with an 8th place finish in the World of Outlaws driver points, with 8 top five’s and 31 top ten results.

During the Knoxville Nationals in August Madsen again qualified for the Saturday 50-lap A-Main bringing home an 11th place finish. He also finished 11th in the Speed Sport News Challenge as a part of the Friday night program.

At the Classic Ian Madsen will drive for car owner Jamie Matherson in the Morrison Race Engines powered KPC as they aim to put the N49 entry into the Classic final for their loyal supporters City Access Scaffolding, Sutton Electrical, Watson’s Express Transport and Kingloc Refrigeration.

Another of the Sydney entrants, Sammy Walsh, will be looking for an ounce of luck and an improved run at the Classic having finished 7th in B-Main 1 at the 2018 edition.

Walsh will come to Warrnambool for Rocket Industries, Fleck Earthmoving and Aeroflow Performance Products aboard the N92 Rider powered entry.

With talent to burn, Walsh is another who will be looking to be a part of the Big Dance come Sunday night.

A plethora of talented Eureka Sprintcar Series regulars including Eddie Lumbar in the Aus Brokers, Steel Pipes Australia, Roundabout Tyre Service and Lumbar’s Transport N36 will also be in the field for the Classic.

David Aldersley V64 (FTW Group, Buzard Engineering, Total Tools and Spray Chief), Kristy Ellis V12 (South West Conveyancing, Semi Trailer Sales, Ultimate Tyre and Auto and Combined Waste Services), Jamie Heyen V89 (Golden Acres, Cobram Panel Works, Katunga General Store, Ag Parts Peninsula, CBL Flooring, Tunnel Vision CCTV and Peninsula Commodore Wreckers) and Chris Campbell V78 (Dirt Worx and S & S Tyquin) are all back for more.

Classic Rookies Bobby Daly aboard the Transall Motors, Laser Line Marking, Willaton Group, Industrial Metal Recyclers, John Signs and Kelly Durkin Trucking V8 KRE Powered Cool and Leigh Mugavin in the NT22 entry as supported by Mugavin Contracting NT, Jet Pets Australia, Thomo’s race Graphix and Road Maintenance, Werribee will also be a part of the show along with former Formula 500 Star James Aranyosi.

Aranyosi will campaign the V56 ATR, Refrigerated Rentals, GGS bathroom Solutions, Geelong Transport Repairs, Octane Alley Race Engines, Deccie Racing, Facet Jewelry, Andy FX, BRATT Race Engineering and Borne Apparel backed Cool Chassis.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au. Pre-Entries are due to close off on January 7.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Daly’s Podium Delight

Continuing to go from strength to strength during what is his second 410 Sprintcar season, Bobby Daly recently achieved a new career milestone by picking up his maiden feature-race podium.

Initially making his venture into speedway racing via the VSA Sprintcars class off the back of no prior racing experience, the 23-year-old racer became hooked on the sport following a guest drive in his uncle Mick Cook’s Sprintcar, eventually deciding to purchase a Cool car from Colin Sands and making his debut during the 2015-16 season.

Updating to a newer Cool machine the following season, Daly went on to experience significant success, taking out the VSAClub Championship point score twice and placing third in a Victorian Title, and it was this success that prompted him to embark on a new challenge.

Purchasing a KRE 410ci engine and making the move into 410 Sprintcar competition at the beginning of the 2017-18 season, Daly, who lives in Morwell in the Gippsland region of Victoria, ran a total of 14 race meetings, including most of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series rounds, where he eventually placed 13th overall in the point standings.

Determined to improve on his previous position, Daly got his 2018-19 season underway in positive fashion, coming home sixth in the opening Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round, and with his consistency continuing to increase with each outing, it was only a matter of time before he would reach the podium.

Dalyfinally managed to realise his goal during the seventh Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Simpson Speedwayover the Christmas-New Year period, where he secured a front-row start for the feature race by virtue of his pole-shuffle performance and then went on to drive a solid race and was rewarded with a second-place finish behind local John Vogels.

“I was rapt to have picked up my first 410 Sprintcar podium finish, and it’s a great reward for everyone in our team for all of their fantastic efforts – everyone from our pit crew, supporters and sponsors,” commentedthe pilot of the Vic # 8Transall Motors / Laser Line Marking supported Cool car.

“410 Sprintcar competition has definitely been a massive eye opener for me, having to travel a lot to race at different tracks, but it’s a learning curve that I’ve really enjoyed and I’m definitely a lot more comfortable in the car and my confidence is growing with every race meeting, which is evident in our results.”

Currently sitting second in the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings, Daly is focused on contesting the remaining rounds in an effort to remain at the pointy end of the leader board. His next appearance will take place on the Wednesday night of January 16 at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway for the President’s Cup, followed by the Grand Annual Classicat Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway from January 18 to 20. Following those major events later this month, the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series will resume with round eight to be held at Hamilton’s Western Speedway on the Saturday night of February 16.

Daly would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Transall Motors, Laser Line Marking, Industrial Metal Recyclers, Willaton Group, Kelly Durkin Trucking, Trenack Excavations, John Signs, F&T Machining, Dennis Jones Engineering, and Fosweld Engineering.

Special thanks go toRay Daly (Dad), Travis Edwards (crew chief), his crew members Mitchell Sires, PaulWoj and Ainsley Browne, along with Sandy (mum), John Tomkins, Gavin Bevis, Brendan Totman,and Peter Logue.

To find out more about Daly and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Bobby Daly Racing.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Krikke Motorsport’s Solid WSS Start

While Krikke Motorsport’s start to their 2018-19 season World Series Sprintcars Championship campaign wasn’t without its challenges, team driver Kerry Madsen’s solid form throughout the five-round Speedweek Series stretch saw them come away second in the current WSS point standings.

Off the back of their 2018-19 season debut in December, which resulted in them successfully defending their Western Australian Title on home soil at the Perth Motorplex, Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team carried great expectations into the commencement of their WSS campaign, which doubled as the five-round Speedweek Series.

Rising to the challenge and experiencing largely positive results throughout the action-packed week of racing, the Bunbury, WA-based team’s campaign was highlighted by victory in the second round of the WSS Championship at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway in South Australia.

It was this result, along with three other top-five finishes, that banked Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team 1,273 points over the Speedweek component of the WSS Championship, and they now arejust 56 points shy of current leader Steven Lines.

“The car was fast all week, which was reflected in most of our results, and overall we were really pleased with our start to our World Series campaign,” commentedthe current and four-time Australian Champion, whose campaign was slightly marred by round three at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, where he was taken out of his opening heat race, which resulted in him being unable to transfer out of the B main.

“Unfortunately, our night ended prematurely in round three, which hindered our chances in leading the WSS Championship point score after Speedweek, but the team did a fantastic job to get us back on track in the last two rounds.”

In addition to his round two victory, Madsen came home in the runner-up spot during the opening WSS round at Murray Bridge Speedway aboard the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim, going on to collect a pair of fourth-place finishes in rounds four and five at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway and Premier Speedway respectively.

Madsen and the KMS team are now on their way up to Queensland, to contest this Friday and Saturday night’s (January 4 and 5) sixth WSS round, which doubles as the Australian Open, at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway. The seventh round of WSS will also held Archerfield Speedway next Wednesday night (January 9).

Krikke Motorsport’s range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies ($50), hats ($30), t-shirts ($30), raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts ($40) and kids’ t-shirts ($30), is available for purchase at the track from the team’s transporter or merchandise van. A limited range of stock is also available via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, South West Conveyancing, and Richard Hathaway Photography.

To keep up-to-date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.auor follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

VSA SPRINTCARS

Steenholdt’s Hat Trick Joy

It wasn’t just the Christmas-New Year period that had Shane Steenholdt celebrating as he prepared to farewell 2018; it was the fact that he managed to maintain his recent winning form, achieving three VSA Sprintcar feature-race wins on the trot.

Winning one feature race is good, but winning three consecutively is better, and that’s exactly what Steenholdt, who steers the Vic # 5 Riviera Tyre Service - Bairnsdale / SS Auto Wholesaler supported Maxim car, has done over the past month and a half, experiencing an almost flawless start to his 2018-19 season so far with three victories from four starts.

Contributing his recent string of success with his adjusted driving style, the Bairnsdale, Victoria-based driver has made some improvements to the way he approaches each race, which have ultimately paid off.

“It’s been a strong start for us so far this season, and that’s in no small part due to the fact that I’m a lot calmer heading into each race meeting and have been able to keep my composure from the start of each race through to the finish,” explainedthe defending VSA Sprintcar Club Champion.

“In the past, I’ve been guilty of getting a bit too excited and slightly overdriving at times, but having focused on improving that this season, we’ve really been able to capitalise on our speed, which has consistently been reflected in his results and bodes well for the rest of the season.”

Clinching his first win for the 2018-19 season at Rosedale Speedway in mid-November, Steenholdt managed to back up his victory during a VSA Sprintcar Club Championship points round on Boxing Night at Bairnsdale Speedway, followed by his third win on December 27 back at Rosedale Speedway.

Also experiencing a steady run recently, Steenholdt’s teammate Mark Noonan’s campaign has consisted of a fifth and 11th-place finish at Rosedale Speedway, along with finishing just off the podium in fourth at Bairnsdale Speedway, while regular crew member MarcBehan enjoyed an enjoyable guest appearance at Bairnsdale Speedway on Boxing Night.

For his next appearance, Steenholdt, along with Noonan, will be back in action on the Saturday night of January 12 at Ballarat’s Redline Raceway.

Steenholdt would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their continued support: Riviera Tyre Service, SS Auto Wholesaler,Dwyer’s Motor Group, Riviera Panels, All Power Marine, Doyle & Shields Motorcycles, Nicholson Hotel, Earth and Soul Pizza - Bairnsdale, and Tint-a-Car - Bairnsdale.

Special thanks go to the team’s crew chief Marc Behan, Steenholdt’s sonCade, Mark Noonan and his son Koby, and everyone else who comes to the track to support the team.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Anderson’s WSS Breakthrough

While Grant Anderson has experienced varied success throughout his Sprintcar career, he had never been able to reach victory lane in a World Series Sprintcar Championship round; until recently that is.

Being born into the world of Sprintcar racing, with his dad David having raced for many years, collecting numerous World Series Sprintcar Championship round wins, Anderson knows just how tough the competition throughout Australia can be, particularly during the WSS Championship, in which he’d previously been a contracted driver.

Proving that he not only has what it takes to go up against the best in the country, but also to beat them, the third WSS Championship round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway saw Anderson achieve what is arguably his most memorable result yet: a WSS Championship feature-race victory.

In doing so, he has well and truly followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming the fourth father and son duo in history to score WSS round wins.

“I’ve won some big races in the past, but coming away with a World Series round win against some of the best in the business, especially during Speedweek, means the world to me,”expressed Anderson, whose Speedweek campaign was full of firsts, with the 38-year-old raceralso experiencing his maiden WSS Championship podium result during the [previous round at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway.

“We’re a budget team and we put so much hard work into our racing. We’ve always had the belief that we would be able to pull off a World Series round win, but it’s been a long time coming. You need to hit your marks from qualifying right through to the feature race and the team has learned so much in terms of how to keep the car on point for the whole night.

“Dad has had a long association withWorld Series as firstly a driver and then a car owner, so it’s very special to keep his legacy going. The win wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing support that I have behind me from my team, family and sponsors, so it’s as much their achievement as it is mine.”

Opting to miss the opening WSS Championship round, due to competing at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway in a Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round the same night, which ultimately resulted in a crash bringing his night to a premature end, Anderson certainly bounced back in a big way in the next two rounds, ticking two milestones off his bucket list.

At the completion of Speedweek Series component of the WSS Championship schedule, the Albury, NSW-based racer sits fifth in the current point standings. However, he is not contesting the remaining five WSS rounds, as it now ventures up to Queensland and then over to Western Australia.

For his next appearance, Anderson will be travelling to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway for the annual Scott Darley Challenge, which will take place over two big nights on January 11 and 12. He will then return to Victoria to compete in the President’s Cup at Avalon Raceway on January 16, followed by the coveted Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway from January 18 to 20.

Anderson would like to thank his 2018-19 season sponsors: Latrobe Valley Bandag, Graeme and Jenny Monds, WASP Steering & Suspension, D&F Racing Products, Townsend Service Centre, Middy’s Data & Electrical,Bockman Batteries, Maxwell Industries,ARP Bolts, KRE Race Engines, Fuchs Lubricants, Quinlan’s Auto Spares, and GearWrench.

To find out more about Anderson and his team, visit their website at www.grantanderson.com.auor LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

 

Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Pay-Per-View Resumes Thursday Via RacinBoys Broadcasting Network

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 3, 2019) - A busy opening night of action has set the stage for what will be an epic 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, which features more than 1,100 entries among the seven divisions competing inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

A total of 42 heat races were contested on Wednesday evening in the non-wing outlaw and restricted 'A' class divisions. The remaining race count is 233, beginning Thursday morning at 9 a.m. (Central).

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide wheel-to-wheel, lap-by-lap coverage of each race along with interviews. Each broadcast will have live video feeds with multiple cameras, replays and more.

A top-notch announcing crew of Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward and Clinton Boyles along with pit reporters Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook has been assembled.

The price for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $24.99 per day.

The coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Hyper Racing, which is also Saturday night's RacinBoys Presenting Sponsor. The action is also brought to you by Driven D1, which is Friday night's RacinBoys Presenting Sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Schoenfeld Headers, Rod End Supply, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps, Spire Sports + Entertainment and Alumni Tech Products.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to showcase action this month as the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire is Jan. 14-19. The midget event has approximately 350 entrants and has expanded to six days this year for the first time ever.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Pay-Per-View is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 34th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 2-5. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

TK and Gio Scelzi In For Classic

Two Americans will vastly different levels of experience, but both with bucket loads of talent are amongst the latest entrants for the 2019 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The Classic Champion of 2014, Tim Kaeding, who comes from San Jose, California will again be piloting the Wayne Cole backed VA6 entry with support from Nelson Asphalting, Fitzgerald Builders and Yarra Valley Towing.

In 2018, Kaeding contested the Classic for Cole, keeping all in attendance captivated with his all or nothing approach as he fielded a damaged car after an early heat race incident.

His Sunday night charge concluded with a 20th place finish in B Main 1.

His American season yielded some great results, in what were essentially part-time rides, including fielding a second car for good friend Jason Sides.

His World of Outlaws Record for 2018 comprised of just ten starts, five of which were Top 5’s, while nine of the 10 produced top ten results.

His time at Knoxville Raceway in August was most productive with a tenth-place finish in the Knoxville 360 Nationals, a result which paled when compared to the following week when he finished fifth in the Saturday night A-Main behind Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, Kyle Larson and Aaron Reutzel.

Kaeding would also power his way from 11th to second in what would become the final World Challenge event.

A late season broken ankle, put paid to his racing year, just as he was producing some more brilliant form in his native California.

No matter where he runs, Kaeding will be one to watch at the Classic, however he may have a rival for excitement in another Californian in Gio Scelzi.

At just 16 years of age, Scelzi, is fast…. Very fast and showed all and sundry the immense talent he possesses by becoming the youngest ever World of Outlaws Feature event winner at Williams Grove in Pennsylvania on September 28, 2018. Incidentally he also became the youngest A-Main winner at the Famed Williams Grove in the process.

Having contested 63 races in 2018, Scelzi recorded 3 wins and 20 top 5’s from 31 top 10 finishes.

He claimed Rookie of the Year Honors at the 2018 Chili Bowl, the same award he collected at the National Open as well as becoming the youngest ever driver, eclipsing the previous mark as set by Jeff Gordon, to qualify directly into a Knoxville Nationals A-Main, where he would pilot the Bernie Stuebgen Indy Race Parts 71 car, eventually recording a 14th place finish.

The Indy Race Parts USA71 of Gio Scelzi will be one to watch at the Classic as he is destined for big things, with car owner Bernie Stuebgen having been quick to identify the talent that Scelzi possesses.

Joining the pair of hard charging Americans in another posse of Australian Talent all eager to make their mark on the 47th running of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Amongst those to have recently entered are:

V2 Domain Ramsay: Chassis: Triple X Engine: KRE Sponsors: Indy Race Parts, American Racing Tyres and C & H Trucking. 2018 Classic Result: 16th in B-Main 1.

NS4 Max Johnston: Chassis: Engine: Morrison Sponsors: Patti’s Hire, DTM Motorsport, A & T Puckle, Active VAC and Globe Boxall. 2018 Classic Result: Did Not Qualify.

S27 Daniel Pestka: Chassis: J & J Engine: Maxwill Motors 410 Sponsors: Camden Signage and Building Services, Salt Building, Commercial Hotel, Revolution Racegear, Maxwill racing Engines and Down Under Graphics. 2018 Classic Result: 10th in B-Main 2.

V53 Andrew Thompson: Chassis: Eagle Engine: Maxwill Sponsors: Central Vic Earthworks, Adams Transport Equipment, Tuckett Motorsport and Fletchers Auto Electrical. 2018 Classic Result: Did Not Compete.

V73 Charles Hunter: Chassis: Maxim Engine: Gaerte Sponsors: Main Street Café, Winchelsea, Paintworx, Buzzard Engineering, SRJB Roofing, Parr Motorsport and Lids Welding. 2018 Classic Result: 7th in C-Main 1.

V81 Robbie Paton: Chassis: Triple X Engine: 410 Sponsors: AB Tech Plumbing and Excavation Services. 2018 Classic Result: 14th in C-Main 1.

VA88 Grant Stansfield: Chassis: Maxim Engine: Kistler 410. Sponsors: Spikin’s Engineering, Classique Homes, P.A Bahl Cartage Contractor, Tuff Lift and Lowe’s Auto Repairs. 2018 Classic Result: 13th in C-Main 2.

S97 Matt Egel: Chassis: Cool Engine: Inglis Sponsors: Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Moore Mechanical, Sherwood Motors, Whyalla Earthworks, Hooligators and Hoskin Steering. 2018 Classic Result: 11th in A-Main.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au. Pre-Entries are due to close off on January 7.

 

 

Track Enterprises Grassroots Racing Schedule Expands In 2019 Over 35 Special Events To Be Held At 21 Venues In 13 States

(Macon, IL) Since 1985, Track Enterprises has been one of the top promotion companies in the sport of auto racing. Starting out with just his hometown track, Macon Speedway, promoter Bob Sargent and the company have expanded throughout the years, holding top events such as ARCA, USAC, World of Outlaws, and many more, all across the Midwest. Nearly 35 years later, the company is getting set for its biggest season ever, expanding to a record number of events all across America, covering over 20 venues in 13 states.

All of the favorites are back on the 2019 slate, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with events at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis, Elko Speedway in Minnesota, Illinois State Fair in Springfield, DuQuoin’s Magic Mile in Southern Illinois, and Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Track Enterprises has added one new ARCA race this season in conjunction with Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The two are bringing ARCA back to the Florida panhandle on Saturday, March 9.

Track Enterprises will also be hosting a large number of USAC Silver Crown Champ Car events in 2019. This year’s races at the Terre Haute Action Track, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairs, and the two at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis are company promotions. The USAC Silver Crown Series is a huge draw and has seen fields in upwards of 40 cars in recent years. Track Enterprises has been promoting the Illinois State Fair and DuQuoin State Fair events for over 25 years.

Eight USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car events highlight this year’s Track Enterprises schedule, which is up four from last year’s slate. As usual, the USAC Sprints are a mainstay at the Terre Haute Action Track with the Hulman Classic, Indiana Sprint Week, the Hurtubise Classic, and the Wabash Clash. New to Track Enterprises this season will be USAC Sprint/Midget doubleheaders at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL as well as Federated Auto Parts Raceway in Pevely, MO. In addition, the company will be making a weekend trip to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.

This year’s calendar will also have six new events sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Cars. Events under the TE banner are Eagle Raceway and US36 Raceway in Missouri, Brown County Speedway and Black Hills Speedway in South Dakota, and a doubleheader weekend in Billings, Montana at Big Sky Speedway. ASCS is a winged 360 sprint car series drawing some of the best drivers in the region.

The World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car races at Brown County Speedway in South Dakota and the Terre Haute Action Track, a flat track motorcycle race and two MSCS Sprint car races at the Terre Haute Action Track, and Summer National Late Model races at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin, Paducah International in Kentucky, and the Action Track are also among popular events on this year’s schedule.

Last but not certainly not least, Track Enterprises is leading the charge to bring racing back to the historic Milwaukee Mile on Father’s Day Sunday, June 16. The ARCA Midwest Tour and three other classes of racing will thrill fans for the first circle track event at the track since 2015. The popular racing facility is over 100 years old and is one of the most popular venues in the country.

The Track Enterprises promotion company is also involved in the day-to-day operations of Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, both located in Central Illinois. Macon Speedway hosts 25+ events, while Lincoln Speedway has a 12 race special event schedule.

Full detailed information on each event will be posted at www.trackenterprises.com as the race dates approach.

About Track Enterprises:

Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company that oversees popular events that feature top touring series like the ARCA Racing Series, USAC Racing, Dirtcar UMP, World Of Outlaws, ASCS Sprints, POWRi Racing, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, CRA, Southern Super Series, and more. The company also oversees all racing promotions at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Terre Haute Action Track. For more information on the upcoming racing schedule, visit www.trackenterprises.com, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises, or call the office at 217-764-3200.

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS TO MAKE PERRIS DEBUT IN 2019!

(Perris, CA, January 2, 2019) The Arizona based Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series is set to make its Perris Auto Speedway debut in 2019. The series will journey west three times to compete in five co-sanctioned races at The PAS with the Amsoil USAC/CRA and National Sprint Cars.

The first date for the Arizona based troop at the Riverside County half-mile clay oval will take place on July 13th. One month later, on August 17th, the Arizona clan will trek back across the desert to compete in the prestigious “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night.” Both of those events will be co-sanctioned with the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. In addition, The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars will be in action on both dates.

The Southwest Series stars and cars will be back at The PAS for the biggest traditional sprint car race in the nation, the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction, on November 7th, 8th and 9th. In addition to competing against the CRA cars at the Oval Nationals, the USAC National sprint cars will also be a part of the show.

“In the 1970s and 80s, there was a tremendous rivalry between the California and Arizona sprint car drivers,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said. “The competition was fierce and it was a big deal for the fans, drivers and teams when the Arizona cars would come to Ascot and the California drivers would head to Manzanita Speedway. Bragging rights were huge! We hope these races will be the rebirth of the great rivalry between the two states and that it continues to grow in future seasons.”

Advance tickets for all 2019 Perris Auto Speedway races, including the five appearances of the USAC Southwest Series, are on sale now online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience, which allows fans to drive real race cars or to take a ride along with a real race driver, returns to The PAS on March 10th and 16th. Fans can choose to drive between several different types of race cars including Late Models, Sprint Cars, IMCA - UMP Style Modifieds, Big Block Modifieds and L-Mods. To view the deals, see the cars or make reservations, fans can visit the website at https://dirtracewithkenny.com/ or they can call 401-543-FAST.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (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, on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars 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 website LoudPedal Productions.

DVD’s of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

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

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

February 9th “Opening Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

February 23rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction I: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 10th Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

March 16th Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

March 30th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 25th “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 15th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

October 26th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Kicking Off Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Pay-Per-View on Wednesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 2, 2019) - Practice for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is underway inside the River Spirit Expo Center with the opening day of action scheduled to begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. (Central) on Wednesday.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide lap-by-lap Pay-Per-View video coverage throughout each of the next four days before Golden Drillers are earned in each of the seven classes on Saturday evening.

More than 1,100 entries were filed for the marquee micro sprint showdown, which includes at least 250 in the outlaw non-wing, stock non-wing and 'A' class winged divisions. Nearly 200 entries were turned in for the outlaw winged class with the restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds also producing respectable car counts.

The Pay-Per-View broadcasts each day will feature live video feeds with multiple cameras, replays and more.

The announcing crew consists of Kaleb Hart, Brian Ward and Clinton Boyles with pit reporters Brandon Hahn and Scotty Cook.

The price for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $24.99 per day.

The coverage is sponsored by McCarthy Auto Group, Lucas Oil Products and Hyper Racing, which is also Saturday night's RacinBoys Presenting Sponsor. The action is also brought to you by Driven D1, which is Friday night's RacinBoys Presenting Sponsor. Additional sponsors include: Schoenfeld Headers, Rod End Supply, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, MyRacePass. Impact Signs-Awnings-Wraps, Spire Sports + Entertainment and Alumni Tech Products.

Following the Tulsa Shootout the River Spirit Expo Center will host the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire Jan. 14-19. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will also provide live Pay-Per-View coverage of the premier midget event, which is nearing a record number of entries.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 34th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 2-5. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Placerville Speedway appoints Gary Thomas as announcer for 2019

Placerville, CA – January 2, 2019…Russell Motorsports Inc. would like to welcome the voice of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Gary Thomas, as the new full-time announcer at Placerville Speedway this coming season.

Thomas joined the speedway in 2017 as Public Relations Director and will now transition into also becoming the voice of the quarter-mile for the 54th season of competition in 2019.

RMI President Scott Russell spoke about Thomas saying, “Gary's proven work ethic and professionalism while with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour have been key to the success of the series and we look forward to having GT behind the mic at Placerville Speedway for our weekly program.” Prior to working with SCCT and Placerville Speedway, Thomas spent 11 years as the PR Director for the King of the West Series and five seasons as the full-time KWS announcer. He currently handles PR and announcing duties at the Stockton Dirt Track, along with being the PR Director at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare since 2007.

In the past he’s also spent time as an announcer at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville and Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. Thomas has worked with various teams over the years and continues to work in driver/ team PR when the opportunity presents itself.

Russell also wanted to thank previous announcer Brad Kennedy for his three-years of work as Placerville Speedway announcer. “We appreciate Bradley Kennedy for the three-years he put into his role as the voice of Placerville Speedway and we understand his decisions for moving on to explore other opportunities. During Brad’s tenure, he worked diligently behind the scenes with Adam Ulrey compiling the Placerville Speedway all-time win list. We wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors.”

Thomas discussed his new role at the speedway for the 2019 season commenting, “I look forward to becoming the announcer on a full-time basis at Placerville Speedway this coming season, along with continuing my work with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the track these last two years and I’m excited for the season to come. The divisions that compete here are entertaining to watch each week and the staff is made up of some great people.”

Placerville Speedway season passes are on sale now by downloading the form at https://www.placervillespeedway.com/forms

Program advertising will also be available this season. A quarter page ad costs $150, a half page ad is $300 and a full-page ad is $600. Commitment and payment must be received by February 15. For more info please email office@placervillespeedway.com

Drivers under 18 years of age must complete the minor approval form two weeks before their first race (including play day). Forms are available on the website. The minimum age to compete in any division is 14.

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Campora Propane, Davies Family Inn, High Sierra Industries, Poor Reds BBQ, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Riebies Auto Parts, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Foothill Tree Service, Mountain Democrat, Union Bank, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, and Sierra Arbor Worx.

Join over 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2018-2019 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET ENTRIES RISE DRAMATICALLY IN DAYS LEADING UP TO IRONTON TELEPHONE INDOOR RACING EVENTS PRESENTED BY BELFOR THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 4-5

ALLENTOWN, PA January 2, 2019 . . . A rush of last minute TQ Midget entries over the Holiday Weekend has swelled the field for the PPL Center Allentown Indoor Race to four dozen – and counting – for this coming Friday and Saturday's Ironton Telephone Indoor Races Presented By BELFOR.

TQ Midgets are the headline attraction of a two-day racing spectacular inside the center city Allentown, PA facility on Friday and Saturday January 4-5, 2019 with two complete racing programs, back-to-back, including qualifying and feature events.

Doors open at 6:00PM with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM on Friday. On Saturday, doors open at 5:00PM with racing beginning at 7:00PM sharp.

The TQs will be joined Friday by Champ Karts, the lightweight, lightning fast, supremely agile vehicles that have always performed in crowd pleasing fashion in Allentown.

On Saturday, Slingshots will be the co-feature, the same Slingshots that race at the nearby Kutztown Fairgrounds and at other speedways during the outdoor season. A Fan Fest begins Saturday’s program for ticket holders who chose the free option to meet drivers and see the cars up close before the racing begins.

Recent TQ Midget filings include that of Fremont, OH Sprint Car ace John Ivy, who last weekend in a two-day Indoor 600 Micro Sprint race meet in Fort Wayne, IN, won an unprecedented four straight feature races. Ivy has raced in the past with the Indoor Auto Racing Series Presented By VP Race Fuels will be driving a potent Laffler Chassis owned by Timex Morgan.

Also filing a late TQ entry for the Ironton Telephone Indoor Races was Andy Jankowiak of North Tonawanda, NY, a perennial contender who is coming off a successful 2018 season on the Race Of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour. Jankowiak won the Indoor Series finale last year in Albany, N.Y.

Former Albany-Saratoga Speedway Dirt Modified track champion Marc Johnson of Guilderland, NY is also a late entrant driving the Ken Sebring No. 21.

The father-and-son racing team of Ronnie and Cole Mullen of Brick, NJ have filed entries. Ronnie is a veteran of the sport and his teenage son Cole was named ATQMRA Rookie Of The Year for the 2018 outdoor season. Young Mullen won his first TQ feature last July 7 at Wall (NJ) Stadium, outrunning, among others, his father.

One driver who bears watching above others is Bobby Butler, the Milford, NJ Dirt Track Stock Car driver who was among the contenders to win last December's East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals 600 Micro feature in Trenton, NJ.

Butler came from the last row in that race after fighting his way through four preliminary races to even qualify, then earned a solid finish. He will drive the same 600 Micro Sprint he used in that race to run in the Ironton Telephone Indoor Races, the only car-driver combination to attempt such a feat.

Tim Nye from Troutman, NC was also in the Trenton Indoor Dirt Nationals field but failed to qualify for that race. He has entered the Allentown race but will drive a purpose-built concrete track 600 Micro this weekend.

Past Allentown TQ A Main winners in the field for this weekend include Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, NY, a three time Series champion and second in 2018 Super DIRT Series standings. Rudolph won the December Dirt Indoor race. Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, NY, who parlayed victory in last year's Friday night Allentown feature to the 2018 Indoor Series championship, then went on to win the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series title and eight of the 16 races; NASCAR Cup crewman Ryan Flores, Cornelius, NC, who won the 2017 Indoor Series title and Sprint Car driver Scott Kreutter, Buffalo, NY, who was the Saturday Allentown 2018 race winner.

Though past TQ Midget race winners have been from outside the Lehigh Valley, PA area, a strong contingent of Eastern PA drivers have filed entries for this year's race.

Among them are rising star Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA; reigning ATQMRA Midget outdoor champion Matt Janisch, Nazareth, PA; multi-time past ATQMRA outdoor champion Ryan Tidman, Holland, PA; perennial Indoor contender Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA; and TQ veteran Matt Roselli, Brodheadsville, PA.

Other Eastern Pennsylvania drivers who have entered are Pat Bealer, Lehighton, PA; Steve Craig, Levittown, PA; Chad Jones, Quakertown, PA; Kyle Lick, Lehighton, PA; and TQ Rookie Joe Toth, Upper Makefield, PA, an experienced Slingshot driver who will be making his first TQ Midget start in this race.

Champ Kart entries are approaching 30 for the Friday night race, hailing from eight states. Todd Crenshaw, Winchester, VA, and Mike Perry, Dighton, MA, and Zach Asklar of Newtown, CT are among those from the most distant locales.

Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA, winner of the recent East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals in Trenton, NJ on dirt, will be among those to beat in the Saturday Slingshot events. Jared Silfee, Saylorsborg, PA, Anthony Raisner and Kurt Bettler, both of Hellertown, PA, Cody Kline, Bangor, PA, Dylan Hoch, Mertztown, PA, and Adam and Steve Svanda, both of Allentown, are among the prominent greater Lehigh Valley area entrants.

The Allentown races are the first of a three race 2019 ‘concrete track’ series that make up the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels season.

Following the Ironton Telephone Presented By BELFOR Allentown Indoor weekend, racing shifts to Atlantic City for the 17th running of NAPA Auto Parts Weekend, highlighted by the running of the prestigious TQ Midget Gamblers Classic. Event dates are Friday and Saturday, January 25-26, 2019.

The final event of the series takes place at a new venue, the New York State Fairgrounds Exhibition Center in Syracuse, NY. on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019.

Information for all Indoor Auto Racing Series events including a link for tickets, is available at indoorautoracing.com.

Tickets for Allentown Indoor race are available daily and on the day of the events the PPL Center box office. Tickets are also available by calling 610-347-TIXX.

 

 

SHERRY HODNETT TO HOLD INFORMATIVE DISCUSSION, GREG HODNETT DRIVEN NO. 27 SPRINT ON DISPLAY AT PPB MOTORSPORTS SHOW, SPECIAL BENEFIT AUCTION TO BE HELD

OAKS, PA January 2, 2019 . . . The legacy of one of the all-time great Sprint Car racers, Greg Hodnett, will be remembered at the annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Show Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger. One of the Mike Heffner-owned No. 27 Sprint Cars that was driven by Spring Grove, Pa.’s Hodnett will be on display and a special benefit auction for his family will be held.

Hodnett was fatally injured in a Sprint Car accident on September 20.

His Sprint Car and auction items will be on display near the front entrance of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. during the show which runs from Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20.

Greg’s wife of 15 years, Sherry, is planning to be at the event to thank fans for their out pouring of support during her difficult time since his passing.

Sherry Hodnett has agreed to do hold a one hour discussion in a seminar room at the show on Saturday starting at 1 pm. to share what she has struggled through since Greg’s death in hopes of helping others be better prepared.

Tribute T-shirts and stickers will be on sale during the show and several collectable items will be selected for silent auctions.

On Sunday, January 20, the auction will take place in the E-Hall Stage area from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 40 racing items from national and local Sprint Car racers will go up for auction, with funds raised benefitting Sherry and the Hodnett family.

The 49-year-old Hodnett, originally from Memphis, Tenn., won more than 250 features covering the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, Pennsylvania Posse and other events. He was also a multi-time champion at a number of tracks.

Several of his own personal items will be part of the auction, including a Hodnett race-worn helmet and driving suit. There will also be a No. 27 wing panel and other items from the race cars he had driven.

Other items already received for the auction include a signed door panel from Kyle Larson’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race car, a signed piece of Jimmie Johnson’s Lowe’s NASCAR Cup entry and a Kasey Kahne Sprint Car wing panel. Many more items are expected before the benefit date.

A full list of items will be available at auctionzip.com, and will be on display during the three day show.

More than 200 racecars, representing a variety of divisions in the sport, will be on view during the Motorsports show which has more than 200,000 square feet of display space. And, many top racers and motorsports personalities will be appearing. As usual, all autographs will be free during the three day event.

Headlining the show will be NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham along with Ryan Preece who will be looking to capture NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items.

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

A few display spaces and room for race car display remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

 

 

2018 All HammerDown! Team – December 31, 2018. Rocklin, CA. HammerDownUSA.com, today, named the 2018 All-HammerDown! Team. Brad Sweet, the Champion of the Racer’s Racing Series, heads the list of the 40 driver “team”.
The All-HammerDown! Team includes drivers that finished in the top 40 in HammerDownUSA.com’s Racers’ Racing Series point standings. Points are awarded for a 60-race schedule of big-race events. You have to finish in the top eleven positions in an A-Feature to score points. This year there were 177 drivers that earned points but only the top 40 receive All-HammerDown! status.

Three drivers continued their streak of making the All-HammerDown! Team in each of the 16 years since the honor was created in 2003. The legendary trio is: Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, and Donny Schatz. Eight drivers made the All-HammerDown! team for the first time in their careers: Jacob Allen, Spencer Bayston, Dave Blaney, Chad Boat, Parker Price-Miller, Freddie Rahmer, Gio Scelzi, and Trey Starks. The age range of the 40 driver team goes from Scelzi at age 17 to Blaney at age 56.

“To me, the All-HammerDown! Team is simply a way to ‘tip my cap’ to a group of drivers that excelled this season,” said Bobby Gerould, editor of HammerDownUSA.com. “We tinkered with the points system this time around, making it even tougher to score points. The results delivered a diverse group of 40 drivers that, I think, any race fan would love to watch do their thing.” Gerould continued, “From the beginning, in 2003, when we started this deal, it was meant to highlight the highest paying races and at the same time encourage drivers to challenge themselves by traveling to different tracks across the country.”

The 2018 All-HammerDown! Team is dedicated to the memory of two GREAT racers, Greg Hodnett and Jason Johnson. Hodnett was an eleven-time member of the All-HammerDown! Team. Johnson made it a dozen times.

The 16th annual All-HammerDown! Team, in alphabetical order:

• Rico Abreu – St. Helena, CA. – Age 26. Abreu won the 2018 Gold Cup Race of Champions (Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, CA.) on his way to his sixth consecutive All-HammerDown! honor. Rico was runner-up in the Chili Bowl (Tulsa Expo Speedway, Tulsa, OK.), as well as a second place finisher on his Knoxville Nationals preliminary night (Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA.). Abreu won five, winged Sprint Car, features in 2018, including the opening night of the Ironman 55 (I-55 Raceway, Pevely, MO.)
• Jacob Allen – Hanover, PA. – Age 24. Allen is one of eight drivers to make the All-HammerDown! Team for the first time. In a year of marked improvement, Jacob finished the season with nine World of Outlaws top-five finishes. He finished fifth at the Ironman 55, sixth at the Kings Royal (Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH.), and sixth at the WoO annual stop at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, WI.)
• Brady Bacon – Broken Arrow, OK. – Age 28. Bacon made the All-HammerDown! Team for the ninth time in his career. Racing midgets, Sprint Cars, and Silver Crown, Bacon’s biggest win was in the midget at the BC 39 (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Dirt Track, Speedway, IN.) Bacon finished third in USAC National Midget points, and fifth in USAC National Sprint Car points.
• Spencer Bayston – Lebanon, IN. – Age 20. Bayston earned his first All-HammerDown! honor in a season that highlighted his versatility. He was the Indiana Midget Week champion but also succeeded in a winged Sprint Car, capturing the Dean Knittel Memorial (Atomic Speedway, Chillicothe, OH.). Bayston finished third on the final night of the Chili Bowl and he was fourth in the opening leg of the World Finals (Charlotte Dirt Track, Concord, NC.).
• Christopher Bell – Norman, OK. - Age 24. Bell won two showcase midget events, the Chili Bowl, and Turkey Night (Ventura Raceway, Ventura, CA.), to bookend his fifth All-HammerDown! selection. Outside of his NASCAR duties, Bell won a World of Outlaws feature at Eldora, was fifth in the BC39, and he finished seventh in the Rick Ferkel Classic (Atomic Speedway).
• Dave Blaney – Hartford, OH. – Age 56. The former World of Outlaws champion would have made the All-HammerDown! Team many times had we been honoring drivers in the 90’s. As it turns out, this is Dave’s first All-HD nod. Blaney finished fifth in All-Star points, with one win and a dozen top-fives. He was runner-up at the Rick Ferkel Classic. He finished fifth at Eldora against the World of Outlaws at the Knight Before the Kings Royal.
• Chad Boat – Phoenix, AZ. – Age 26. Boat earned his first All-HammerDown! honor for his outstanding 2018 season. He finished second in USAC National Midget points, and he was runner up in the BC 39. Boat was on the podium at Turkey Night, and he finished third in Indiana Midget Week points. Boat was tenth at the Chili Bowl.
• Brian Brown – Grain Valley, MO. – Age 40. Brown made his eighth straight All-HammerDown! Team on the strength on an eight-win season. He was excellent at Knoxville Raceway, winning seven 410 features. He was on the podium at the Jackson Nationals (Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN,) the 360 Nationals at Knoxville, and the Jim Nace Memorial (Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove, PA.).
• Tyler Courtney – Indianapolis, IN. Age 24. Courtney made his second consecutive All-HammerDown! Team. He was the 2018 USAC National Sprint Car champion, while finishing fourth in USAC National Midget points. Courtney won 14 features and finished in the top five, a whopping 46 times. He was runner-up in Indiana Midget Week points, and runner-up at the Sprint Car Smackdown (Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN.).
• Danny Dietrich – Gettysburg, PA. – Age 29. Dietrich earned All-HammerDown! status for the sixth year in a row. He won ten A-Mains on the season and finished in the top-five 33 times. Dietrich’s feature wins all came in his home state (BAPS, Lincoln, Port Royal, Williams Grove). His best points earning event toward All-HammerDown! status was a fourth place finish in the Dirt Classic V, at Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA.).
• Cole Duncan – Lockbourne, OH. – Age 26. Duncan made the All-HammerDown! Team for the second time in his career. Duncan won the $10,000 to-win Rick Ferkel Classic to close Ohio Speedweek. Duncan also won ten grand during Pennsylvania Speedweek at Path Valley Speedway (Spring Run, PA.). Duncan was runner up in the Dean Knittel Memorial.
• Cory Eliason – Selma, CA. – Age 27. Eliason made the All-HammerDown! Team for the second time in his career. He won World of Outlaws events at Stockton (Stockton Dirt Track, Stockton, CA.), and Calistoga (Calistoga Speedway, Calistoga, CA.). He was on the podium at the Kings Royal (Rossburg, OH.), the Gold Cup and the Trophy Cup (Tulare, CA.).
• Justin Grant – Ione, CA. – Age - 28. Grant had another stellar season, winning the Sumar Classic Silver Crown event at Terre Haute, as well as the Smackdown at Kokomo. Grant finished in the top-eight in all of the three premier USAC National divisions in 2018 (2nd in Silver Crown, 8th in Sprint Car, 7th in Midget). Grant won his preliminary night at the Chili Bowl and finished seventh on the final night.
• David Gravel – Watertown, CT. – Age 26. Gravel made the All-HammerDown! Team for the seventh consecutive year. He finished third in the World of Outlaws final point standings, winning five features. Gravel won the WoO June stop at Knoxville Raceway and he finished tenth in the Knoxville Nationals. He was runner-up on opening night of the National Open (Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA.). He completed his season with 29 WoO top-fives.
• Sheldon Haudenschild – Wooster, OH. – Age 25. “Young Sheldon” finished seventh in World of Outlaws points, winning five A-Mains, with 18 top-five finishes. His best points earning moments in RRS points races included a second in the WoO stop at Las Vegas in March (Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, Las Vegas, NV.), and a runner-up at the 49’er Gold Rush Classic (Placerville Speedway, Placerville, CA.). Haudenschild finished third at the Knight Before the Kings Royal.
• Tim Kaeding – San Jose, CA. – Age 40. “TK” earned his 15th All-HammerDown! selection in a season that saw him finish fifth in the Knoxville Nationals, and second at the Gold Cup. He won the Gold Cup’s Civil War show and finished fifth with the World of Outlaws at Stockton, CA. Kaeding was also fifth in the Peter Murphy Classic (Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare, CA.).
• Chad Kemenah – Findlay, OH. – Age 47. Kemenah finished third in All-Star Circuit of Champions points. He won three A-Mains in 2018, and he was on the podium at the Sprint Car World Championship race (Mansfield Motor Speedway, Mansfield, OH.). Kemenah finished seventh in the Knoxville Nationals. This is Kemenah’s 12th All-HammerDown! selection.
• Kyle Larson – Elk Grove, CA. Age 26. Larson showed his desire to compete by running a handful of races on the dirt as his NASCAR schedule permitted. He won the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville (Sarver, PA.), and the Front Row Challenge (Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA.). Larson was runner-up at the Brad Doty Classic (Attica Raceway Park, Attica, OH.), and the Turkey Night Grand Prix. He finished third in the Knoxville Nationals.
• C.J. Leary – Greenfield, IN. – Age 22. Leary won six A-Mains in 2018 on his way to his second All-HammerDown! selection. He finished fourth in Indiana Sprint Week points, and sixth in USAC National Sprint Car points. He was on the podium at both the Haubstadt Hustler (Tri State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN.) and the Smackdown at Kokomo. Leary finished fifth at the Sumar Classic Silver Crown race at Terre Haute, IN.
• Carson Macedo – Lemoore, CA. – Age 22. Macedo’s fantastic, nine-win, 2018 season included major “road wins”; such as the Dirt Classic at Attica. He won features in five different states (CA., IA, NY, OH, PA.). Macedo was runner-up at the Knoxville 360 Nationals, and he finished sixth in the Knoxville Nationals. This is his third All-HammerDown! Team selection.
• Ian Madsen – Saint Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia. – Age 34. Madsen finished as the highest ranked international driver in the Racer’s Racing Series in 2018. Ian won the opening leg of the World Finals (Charlotte Dirt Track, Concord, NC.). Madsen was named the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year with the World of Outlaws. He was eighth in WoO points. He finished eleventh at the Knoxville Nationals.
• Kerry Madsen – Saint Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia. – Age 47. Madsen is the all-time international leader in making the All-HammerDown! Team. 2018 marks Kerry’s 12th selection. His best runs included a World of Outlaws win at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, WI.), and an All-Star checkered flag in Jackson, MN. He won eight features in the United States overall.
• Paul McMahan – Hendersonville, TN. – Age 48. McMahan earned his 15th career All-HammerDown! selection. He won the Ohio Speedweek opening race at Attica, and captured a victory in Dundee, NY. McMahan finished in the top-ten at both the Kings Royal and the Williams Grove National Open.
• Daryn Pittman – Owasso, OK. – Age 40. Pittman is one of just three drivers to make every All-HammerDown! Team. He finished fourth in World of Outlaws points in 2018, winning nine WoO A-Mains, in nine different states! Pittman finished second on the final night of the Williams Grove National Open.
• Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, IN. Age 20. ”PPM” is one of eight drivers to make the All-HammerDown! Team for the first time. He started 76 events in 2018, winning twice, and finishing in the top-five 16 times. Price-Miller scored an eighth place result at the Sprint Car World Championship (Mansfield, OH.).
• Freddie Rahmer – Salfordville, PA. – Age 22. …Freddie made the All-HammerDown! Team for the first time in his career. The Pennsylvania gasser won his first World of Outlaws feature event this season (Lincoln Speedway in July). Rahmer was runner-up at two of PA’s biggest events, the Jim Nace Memorial and the Tuscarora 50 (Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA.).
• Aaron Reutzel – Clute, TX. – Age 28. …Reutzel won the All-Star Circuit of Champions points title in 2018. He captured eleven wins on the season, including nine with the All-Stars, and one victory with the World of Outlaws. Reutzel finished fourth in the Knoxville Nationals. He was runner-up at the Sprint Car World Championship race in Mansfield, OH.
• Joey Saldana – Brownsburg, IN. – Age 46. …Saldana was on the podium at the Brad Doty Classic, and he finished fourth in the 360 Nationals at Knoxville. Joey had six top-five runs with the World of Outlaws on the season. Saldana is one of three drivers to make the All-HammerDown! Team in all 16 years of its existence.
• Gio Scelzi – Fresno, CA. – Age 17. Scelzi, who just turned 17 years-old, established himself as one of the top Sprint Car drivers in the nation. Scelzi won the opening night of the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, and he finished fourth on his preliminary night at the Knoxville Nationals. He became the youngest ever (16 at the time) to start the Nationals’ Saturday Night A-Main. Scelzi was runner-up in the final Trophy Cup points (Tulare, CA.).
• Donny Schatz – Fargo, ND. - Age 41. Another amazing season for Schatz netted him his tenth World of Outlaws championship. He won the Kings Royal for the third year in a row. He snared the Jackson Nationals, the Brad Doty Classic, the Tuscarora 50, and the World Finals as well. Schatz finished second at the Knoxville Nationals. The final victory tally for his work on USA soil showed 22 WoO sanctioned wins.
• Logan Schuchart – Hanover, PA. – Age 26. Schuchart’s fourth consecutive All-HammerDown! nod comes after a sixth place finish in the 2018 World of Outlaws point standings. Schuchart won two WoO A-Mains, and posted 24 top-five finishes. He took home the prestigious Ironman 55 trophy, and he finished eighth in the Knoxville Nationals. Schuchart closed his season with a strong runner-up at the World Finals.
• Tim Shaffer – Aliquippa, PA. – Age 51. Shaffer had a season to remember. The “Steel City Outlaw” won the late-April, Sprint Car World Championship feature event ($100,000 to-win) at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Shaffer also padded his wallet with a $27,000 win at the Dirt Classic V (Lincoln Speedway). Shaffer won features in three states (Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania) among them, the Pete Jacobs Memorial (Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, OH.).
• Ryan Smith – Kunkletown, PA. – Age 30. The “Kunkletown Kid” made the All-HammerDown! Team for the third time in his career. Smith won two A-Mains in All-Star Circuit of Champions competition. His biggest score was the Jim Nace Memorial. He also showed he could win “on the road” by capturing an All-Star victory at Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin. He finished fifth on the final night of the Williams Grove National Open.
• Trey Starks – Puyallup, WA. – Age 23. Starks earned his first career All-HammerDown! honor. He won four A-Mains in 76 starts in 2018, including the opening night of Pennsylvania Speedweek at Williams Grove. His best points earning moments in Racer’s Racing Series events were a pair of sixth place finishes at the National Open (night one) and the Dirt Classic V at Lincoln Speedway.
• Shane Stewart – Bixby, OK. – Age 42. Stewart made the All-HammerDown! Team for the 15th time in his career. He finished fifth in the World of Outlaws point standings with one feature win (Eldora) and 18 top-fives. Stewart was on the podium at the Front Row Challenge (Oskaloosa, IA.), and he finished ninth in the Knoxville Nationals. Stewart is one of six drivers to make the All-HD Team 15 times.
• Brad Sweet – Grass Valley, CA. – Age 32. Sweet had a spectacular year. The Racer’s Racing Series high points earner won the Knoxville Nationals, and was on the podium at BIG races such as the Kings Royal and the World Finals. Sweet won at his home track (Placerville, CA.) in the 49’er Gold Rush Classic, one of his nine World of Outlaws victories on the season. Sweet finished sixth at the Chili Bowl, showing he can still wheel a midget with the best.
• Kevin Thomas Jr. – Cullman, AL. – Age 27. Thomas earned his fourth career All-HammerDown! selection following a 21-win 2018 season. “KTJ” was fast from the first green flag, finishing ninth at the Chili Bowl. He won BIG races in Indiana and California by snaring the Haubstadt Hustler (Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN.), and the Perris Oval Nationals (Perris, CA.). Thomas had runner-up finishes in the Silver Crown ranks at DuQuoin, and Springfield. He finished third in the BC39.
• Tanner Thorson – Minden, NV. – Age 22. Thorson garnered his second All-HammerDown! Team honor. He finished fourth in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals A-Main, and he won nine features on the season. Thorson won in midgets, as well as winged Sprint Cars. He captured the 58th running of the Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, CA.). Thorson also made his debut in the NASCAR Truck series in 2018.
• Chris Windom – Canton, IL. – Age 27. Windom earned his eighth career All-HammerDown! nod on the strength of his outstanding Silver Crown prowess, and his Indiana Sprint Week Championship. Windom won both the Ted Horn 100 (DuQuoin, IL.) and the Bettenhausen 100 (Springfield, IL.) in the Silver Crown ranks. Windom won races in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
• Lucas Wolfe – Mechanicsburg, PA. - Age 32. Wolfe captured the Williams Grove Speedway and overall Central Pennsylvania points championships in 2018. Wolfe won the prestigious Weikert Memorial Race at Port Royal, and he finished third on the opening night of the National Open at “The Grove”. He finished 2018 with ten A-Main victories across Pennsylvania and New York.
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Sources: , Jim Allen, AllStarSprint.com, Tyler Altmeyer, The Fresno Bee, Anthony Corini, Troy Hennig, Bryan Householder, Inside Line Promotions, Lance Jennings, Dick Jordan, KevinThomasJr.com, Richie Murray, Petersen Media, SpeedSport.com, SprintSource.com, Gary Thomas, TriStateSpeedway.com, USACRacing.com, Lonnie Wheatley, WorldofOutlaws.com, YorkDispatch.com.

 

 

Speed Shift TV Introducing New Monthly Subscription Service for Live Events and Video On Demand; More Than 300 Nights of Racing Expected to be Covered

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Dec. 30, 2018) - Speed Shift TV has evolved immensely in recent years with 2019 shaping up to be the biggest year yet.

One of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers has taken one of the most asked about questions and acted on it as Speed Shift TV will introduce a subscription beginning in the new year.

"One of the biggest pieces of feedback we hear from the members of SpeedShiftTV.com is 'Can I buy a year-long subscription for live shows?'" said Darren Shanley, who is one of the founders of Speed Shift TV. "Today we are happy to tell you that SpeedShiftTV.com now has an offering for those who are interested."

Starting on Jan. 1 a new VIP program will begin, offering a live and Video On Demand monthly subscription for only $40. This new subscription will provide access to the entire On-Demand library as well as a minimum of four live events each month.

For the month of January alone live events include: the Talladega Ice Bowl, the Battle at the Barn, Canyon Speedway Park's Winter Challenge Series and the beginning of the USCS Winter Heat Series - all of which are multi-day events.

Speed Shift TV will produce broadcasts from more than 300 nights of racing next year between live and On-Demand coverage featuring winged and non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, stock cars, late models, snowmobiles and more.

The majority of live shows on Speed Shift TV will be included with this subscription, but not all. A complete list of events included can be found on the Speed Shift TV schedule page (events will be added throughout the year) with the VIP button next to the event.

Single day passes will still be available for live events.

For anyone who currently has the Video On-Demand the subscription will stay as is if you wish. You will still have the same access you have had before, including access to all new VOD content. If you would like to be a part of the new VIP subscription, simply cancel your VOD Yearly Subscription and receive a pro-rated refund for time left on the subscription. You can then purchase the new subscription at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/Order .

For a list of upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.speedshifttv.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SpeedShiftTV/

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Lucky Giveaway Program Celebrates Its 12th Consecutive Year at 2018 Awards Banquet.

 By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – In what was started in 2007 has now grown to be a vital part of each year end awards banquet. The Lucky Giveaway Program for 2018 marked the 12th consecutive year where manufacturers of sprint car racing rewarded teams that faithfully followed the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Tour.

Race teams that follow 2/3rds of the full point events not only receive from the overall Lucas Oil overall championship point fund, but also receive awards from the Giveaway Program. To be part of the program, companies donate a product or certificate that is worth $500 or more and in 2018 the total distributed hit a record at just over $16,000.

Please find below contact information from the participating partners of the Lucky Giveaway Program for 2018.

Brodix Cylinder Heads

Website: http://www.brodix.com/

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

Twitter: @BRODIXheads

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brodix/

Winner – Mike Mahaney/Doug Emery Motorsports – Set of ASCS Heads

Winters Performance

Website: http://www.wintersperformance.com/index.htm

Phone: (717) 764-9844

Winner – Jason Barney – Complete Rear End

Walker Performance Filtration

Website: https://walkerperformancefiltration.com/products

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

Twitter: @WalkerFilters35

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/walkerperformancefiltration/

Winner – Jeff Cook – Complete Filter System

JE Pistons

Website: http://www.jepistons.com/

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

Twitter: @JEPistons

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jepistons/

Winner – Matt Billings – Set of Pistons

Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 Racegear

Website: http://www.nousesigns.com/ https://www.k1racegear.com/

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

Twitter: @KevinNouse

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kevinnousedesigns/

Winner – Billy VanInwegen – Custom Designed Suit

Simpson Safety

Website: http://www.simpsonraceproducts.com/

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

Twitter: @SimpsonRacing

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simpsonraceproducts/

Winner – Coleman Gulick – Vudu Helmet

Wings Unlimited

Website: http://www.sprintwingsunlimited.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wings-Unlimited-428731490657015/

Twitter: @WingsUnlimited1

Winner – Keith Granholm – Top Wing, Dave Axton, Matt Tanner, Shawn Donath

Super Gen Products/Champion Generator

Website: https://www.supergenproducts.com/

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

Twitter: @ChampionGen

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supergenproducts/

Winner – Danny Varin – 9000 Watt Generator/3100 Watt Invertor Generator/4200 PSI Pressure Washer

Panther Frameworx

Website: http://pantherframeworx.com/

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

Winner – Steve Poirier – $500 Certificate

Beyea Custom Headers

Website: http://www.beyeaheaders.com/Default.htm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beyea-Headers-331265833633358/

Winner – Jonathan Preston – $750 Certificate

KSE Racing Products

Website: http://www.kse-racing.com/

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

Twitter: @KSE_Racing

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kse_racing/

Winner – Dan Douville – Power Steering Pump

87 Speed

Website: http://87speed.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/87SPEED/

Twitter: @jason87speed

Winner – Scott Holcomb – Parts package

ASI Racewear

Website: http://asiwear.com/

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

Twitter: @ASIRacewear

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asiracewear/

Winner – Paulie Colagiovanni - $500 Certifiacte

M&W Aluminum Products

Website: http://mwaluminumproducts.com/

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

Winner – Josh Flint – $500 Certificate

Maxim Racing

Website: http://www.racemaxims.com/

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

Twitter: @RaceMaxims

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/racemaxims/

Winner – Brett Wright – $500 Certificate

Schoenfeld Headers

Website: http://www.schoenfeldheaders.com/

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

Winner – Jonathan Preston, Scott Holcomb, Chad Miller – Set of Headers

ATL Fuel Cells

Website: http://www.atlfuelcells.com/

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

Twitter: @ATLFuelCells

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atlfuelcells/

Winner – Denny Peebles – Tail Tank Shell

Adirondack Powder Coating

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Adirondack-Powder-Coating-579477015574891/

Winner – Matt Tanner – Free Complete Powder Coating Service.

Pa. Dyno Inc.

Website: http://www.padyno.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PA-Dyno-inc-730791920371109/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/padyno/

Winner – Billy VanInwegen – Four hour Chassis Dyno Session.

Other participating companies, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, XXX Race Products, Area Auto Racing News, The Graphics Girls, PXP High Performance Underwear.

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, E3 Spark Plugs, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Employee Services, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Prestige Pool and Spa, Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance Products, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

USAC Legend Dave Darland Set To Speak At Feb. 2nd Action Track USA Banquet

Kutztown, PA (January 1, 2019) - "The People's Champ" is coming to Bear Creek Mountain Resort, and racers young and old will want to hear what he's got to say.

USAC veteran and a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Dave Darland will be the featured speaker on Saturday, February 2nd, when Championship Energy Action Track USA and Speedway Entertainment host their annual Awards Banquet at the beautiful Bear Creek Mountain Resort near Macungie, PA.

Darland has built a stellar career by winning races and championships all over the country, mostly under the banner of the United States Auto Club. His Hall of Fame resume` includes National Championships in all three of USAC's Touring Series (Silver Crown, Sprint Car, and Midgets), along with more than 100 career victories in those same three divisions.

But the standout from Kokomo, Indiana, also owes (at least) part of his longevity in the sport to his immense popularity among the large and widespread USAC fan base. His nickname ("the People's Champ") was earned through season after season of spending countless hours with his fans. He understands the important role that fans play in the sport of auto racing, and he plans to impart some of that knowledge to banquet attendees on February 2nd.

And Darland is no stranger to Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds; he's competed in a few USAC All Pro SpeedSTR events at the Berks County oval over the past few years. Last summer, June 13 to be exact, Darland finished fourth in the Flyin' Farmer 40 at Action Track USA after starting near the back of the field. He was certainly the sentimental favorite that night, a fact proven by his T-shirt sales before, during, and after the races.

The conversation with Darland at the upcoming banquet will surely benefit Action Track USA & Speedway Entertainment racers who plan to/ or are building a career within the sport of auto racing. And there's no doubt it will be highly entertaining as well.

Track Champions, along with those drivers who finished in the top ten in each of the speedway's weekly divisions (SpeedSTRs, 600 Sprints, All Star and Junior Slingshots) will be saluted during the February 2nd awards gala. The top point earners from Speedway Entertainment's various tours will also be recognized.

Banquet tickets are still available by calling Speedway Entertainment at 717-866-7450. Tickets are priced at $45 per adult and $40 for kids. On February 2nd, doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:00, with the awards ceremony and Conversation with Dave Darland following the meal.

Bear Creek Mountain Resort is located on Doe Mountain Lane in Macungie, PA. Guest rooms are available for those who wish to stay overnight.

 

 

GARY BALOUGH TO MEET FANS AT MOTORSPORTS 2019; HIS BOOK ‘HOT SHOE! A CHECKERED PAST: MY STORY’ WILL BE AVAILABLE; RESTORED ‘BATMOBILE’ TO BE ON DISPLAY

OAKS, PA December 28, 2018 . . . With more than 1,000 race wins to his credit, it is easy to understand how Gary Balough earned the nickname ‘Hot Shoe’. The veteran racer, still recovering from a stairway fall, will be spending the weekend with attendees at the 34th edition of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance.

The three day show will run from January 18 through January 20 and takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

Balough will be offering his new book “Hot Shoe! A Checkered Past: My Story” for sale. The tell-all book, written with well-known author Bones Bourcier, has proven to be a big hit as it tells the story of Balough’s outstanding racing career and the dark times spent in prison.

One of the most well-known victories for the Florida-based racer came when he drove the famous “Batmobile” to victory in the 1980 edition of the Syracuse 300 run as part of the Super Dirt Week in Syracuse, N.Y. And just one year after that Balough made his best showing in NASCAR Winston Cup in 1981 at Talladega Superspeedway before his legal issues ended plans to join an elite team the following season.

The “Batmobile” was a feat of racing engineering, created by Balough and car builder Kenny Weld. The pair and their team built one of the most advanced dirt Modified race cars ever developed. It had so dominant a win that year on the mile at Syracuse that it was made illegal and rule books were rewritten to outlaw such ideas in the future.

The 66-year-old Balough is still active as an innovator, acting as a mentor and driving coach for Stewart Friesen and Halmar Racing. This past year he directed an effort to restore the “Batmobile” back to its original form and that black No. 112 will be on display at the show.

Balough will be at Motorsports all three days to talk with fans alongside the car. Show attendees will be able to purchase a copy of his book and have it autographed by Balough.

More than 200 racecars will be on display during the three day show with many top racers and motorsports personalities appearing at the show. As usual, all autographs will be free.

More than 200 other racing vehicles representing many different segments of the sport will also be on view throughout the more than 200,000 square feet of display space.

Headlining Motorsports 2019 will be NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham along with Ryan Preece who will be looking to capture NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items. A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

Also sure to be a crowd pleaser will be the “Reading Speedway Reunion.” That event will be dedicated to the memory of the great racing action THAT took place at Pa.’s Reading Fairgrounds Speedway before it closed 40 years ago. Drivers and team members who competed at that track will attend to meet the fans, and there will be a large display of vintage race cars that ran at Reading.

One of the most popular events during the three day show will be and has been the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

A few display spaces and room for race car display remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

 

 

5 member board set to run Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – When Fremont Speedway opens for its 68th anniversary season of racing on Saturday, April 13, “The Track That Action Built” will be under the promotion of a new five-person team of directors.

Just after the 2017 season, long-time Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer announced he had come to an agreement to turn over the speedway’s assets to the Sandusky County Agricultural Society, which runs the Sandusky County Fairgrounds where the track is located. Farmer and his wife, Shelly, were retained to promote the track in 2018. Toward the end of the season the Farmers announced they were ending their promotion of the track.

A few weeks ago the fair board appointed Ryan Schiets, Brian “Buzz” Mathias, Justin Liskai, Gary Root and Rick Holland to oversee the daily operations of the track as Fremont Motorsports Park LLC. Schiets is the board’s chair and Liskai, who began as the pit steward at the track and the past few years as the head scorer, will serve as the race night competition director.

“We got a late start on this but we have been meeting and talking to other tracks, sanctioning bodies, marketing partners….a lot of people in the racing business to gather information and get caught up. The committee is excited about the future of the speedway, continue to build on relationships and work with those in the industry. Work on the track itself actually began shortly after the 2018 season finished. We have a tentative schedule and are very excited about what the coming season will offer,” Schiets said.

“Since the creation of the committee we have had a lot of people step forward offering assistance and advice and we really appreciate it. We understand what Fremont Speedway means to not only the Fremont and Sandusky County community but to the region and racing in general,” Schiets added.

One of first things the new track committee has done is work with nearby Attica Raceway Park on the series between the two tracks. The 410 sprints will operate as the All Pro Aluminum Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group with 9 shows at each track. There will be some special events with bigger purses and a separate point fund from that of each track. The 305 series – known as the KS Sales and Services AFCS – will compete in 7 events at each track.

“There are seven double-header weekends for the 410 sprints and six double-header weekends for the 305s. We’ve received a ton of positive feedback on the series,” Schiets said.

The tentative schedule also includes bigger purses for both the 305 sprints and dirt tracks in 2019 while the weekly 410 sprint purse will remain at $3,000 to win, $300 to start the feature.

Besides the AFSC events, the tentative schedule features three FAST Series 410 shows including the 12th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic. The huge event will wrap up the season at Fremont Speedway and is scheduled for Friday and Saturday Sept. 20-21.

Other highlights of 2019 include a 305 sprint race during the popular Sandusky County Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 20 and the return of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series non-wing sprint cars on Saturday, June 15. Also, the annual Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame inductions will take place prior to the night’s racing on Saturday, June 8.

“We will continue to build on the fan interaction themes that Rich and Shelly introduced for each week,” Schiets said. “For now we will continue to work on the schedule, reaching out to all the great marketing partners and getting the facility ready for April 13th.”

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

 

 

WSS Is Here As Classic Nominations Continue

With the Opening Round of the 2018-19 World Series Sprintcars Tournament having been run and won by Steven Lines at Murray Bridge last night, it is now just 48 hours until Round 3 of the National Tour hits Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Saturday night, before returning on Tuesday January 1 for the finale to the Speedweek component of the series.

With the likes of Brooke Tatnell, Jamie Veal, Steven Lines, Cory Eliason, Brad Keller, Luke Dillon, David Murcott and Corey McCullagh set to take on the contracted World Series Sprintcars Stars such as James McFadden, Kerry Madsen, Rusty Hickman, Glen Sutherland, Jye O’Keeffe, Jack Lee and Co, there is no hotter ticket in town than for two nights of World Series Sprintcars at Sungold Stadium.

As all is in readiness for World Series Sprintcars on December 29 and January 1, the entries for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continue to come across the desk of Premier Speedway with 2018’s 3rd place finisher Brooke Tatnell amongst the latest batch of entrants.

Tatnell will again team with Ray and Ashley Scott from Mt. Gambier as a part of the Ray Scott Racing Team in the immaculate V55 KRE powered Cool Chassis.

Joining Tatnell in the field will be popular Victorian Racer and former Eureka Sprintcar Series Champion Brett Milburn, while some other talented youngsters provide a sprinkle of youthful exuberance amongst the race hardened veterans that are also ready to strive for Classic success.

The latest group of Classic entries includes:

D3 Ben Atkinson JNR: Chassis: J&J Racing Engine: Felch Race Engines Sponsors: 2018 Classic Result: Did Not Compete.

W22 Brodie Minchin: Chassis: GF1. Engine: 410ci.

Sponsors: JA Civil Resources and Grader Hire, Hadley Earthworks, Penrite Oil, Fergy’s Welding, Orange Pumps, HRP and Lane Metals Pty Ltd. 2018 Classic Result: Did Not Qualify.

S24 Ricky Maiolo: Chassis: Eagle Engine: KRE Sponsors: TRG Transport, Oval Track Imports and Active Motor Wreckers. 2018 Classic Result: Did Not Qualify.

V32 Stephen Spark Chassis: J&J Engine: All Pro Sponsors: 2018 Classic Result: 5th in D-Main.

V50 Darren Clarke Chassis: Engine: 410 Chev Sponsors: Mentel Transport, DC Car Carriers, SWD Legal and Snap Fitness. 2018 Classic Result: Did Not Compete.

V55 Brooke Tatnell Chassis: Cool Engine: KRE Sponsors: Ray Scott Transport, Sign Depot, Southern Blasters and Ray Scott Pastoral. 2018 Classic Result: Friday Night Preliminary A-Main 1st, 3rd in A-Main Classic Champion: 1995, 1999 and 2009.

V68 Brett Milburn: Chassis: Cool Engine: Rider Sponsors: Parr Motorsports, B&B Retaining Walls, IDIGIT and Midwest Imports. 2018 Classic Result: 9th in B-Main 1.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Exciting Dirt Track Racing is Coming to Canton Texas in 2019!

Canton, TX (12/25/18) by DarinShort.com. At the epicenter of the 1980's rebirth to the modern Deep Ellum scene in downtown Dallas, Texas, Russell Hobbs has been at the forefront of it all, by creating, launching and operating businesses such as Theatre Gallery, The Prophet Bar and The Door. And today, Russell is proud to announce his latest venture, Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton, Texas.

Located on Hobbs' existing property containing the Buffalo Creek MX Park, Buffalo Creek Speedway will offer exciting short track racing on the 1/4 mile progressive-banked dirt oval throughout the upcoming 2019 racing season.

Hobbs comments: “As a kid, my dad would take me to the Old Devil's Bowl Speedway in Dallas for races, and I was hooked for life. I enjoyed every aspect of the experience, from the on-track action, the crowd and fun food at the concession stand. I've always wanted to build a track where everyone could go enjoy themselves and their family - as I did in my childhood. I'm excited to see this project develop into reality.”

Buffalo Creek Speedway is located at 10180 State Highway 19 in Canton and is very easy to get to. Just take the Hwy 19 exit from either direction off I-20 in Canton, then head north approximately four miles and the track entrance will be on the west (left)side of the road. It is also just a short 10-minute drive from the popular First Monday Trade Days in Canton. From Hwy 80, just exit South on Hwy 19 and go three miles south and you will see the track entrance on the West (right) side of the higway.

Several special events are being planned at Buffalo Creek Speedway on First Monday Trade Days weekends. The track location also helps explain the website address of www.BCS19.com , as BCS is the acronym for Buffalo Creek Speedway, and the 19 refers to the highway it's located on. The domain name www.BuffaloCreekSpeedway.com will also get you to the track website, but most people prefer shorter domain names – so the option is yours.

In the weeks to come, Buffalo Creek Speedway will announce a complete schedule of events for the 2019 racing season, but for now, we can release the following information:

BCS will be racing on Friday’s with Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders; with divisions such as 600’s, Street Stocks, Modifieds – and more – to join in throughout the schedule. Those Friday schedule dates will be posted in the near future.

In addition to those Friday events, here are six calendar dates that are set for the 2019 BCS schedule:

Friday, March 29th - Opening Night, featuring Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks, FWD 4-Cylinders (again, we are not posting the full Friday schedule and their divisions right now. Plus we will have Open Practice events posted in the weeks to come.)

Saturday, May 4th – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ featuring the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series, plus Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and FWD 4-Cyl.

Saturday, June 1st – ‘Summer Shootout 25’ featuring the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series, Southern Topless Modifieds (STEM) series, plus Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and FWD 4-Cyl.

Saturday, July 6th – ‘Firecracker 25’ featuring the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series, plus Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and FWD 4-Cyl.

Saturday, October 5th – ‘Fall Classic 25’ featuring the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series, plus Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and FWD 4-Cyl.

Saturday, October 26th – Southern Topless Modifieds (STEM) series, plus Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and FWD 4-Cyl. (Additional info/divisions TBA.)

Note the 5/4, 6/1, 7/6 and 10/5 dates coincide with First Monday Trade Days weekend, so people attending First Monday can also take in the racing action those nights at BCS.

We will also be updating the track Facebook page along the way. Please check back over the course of the next few weeks for more details, as they become available.

Buffalo Creek Speedway is looking forward to providing racers and fans a fun and exciting racing entertainment experience for 2019 and in the years to come!

For now, here are some track construction pictures taken in December 2019. We will let everyone know when they can come out and check out the progress. Open Practice dates will also be announced.

 

 

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards announces 2019 schedule of events

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – December 25, 2018…The office of Russell Motorsports Inc., with a little help from Santa, has officially delivered the schedule of events for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, which is geared up to enter its third season of competition in 2019.

With great cooperation from promoters there will again be no conflicts between SCCT and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series, allowing teams to compete for both titles. In addition to that there will be a record four shows held in conjunction with KWS-NARC, bringing the best of the best in the Golden State to the same track on the same night. The California based Winged 360 Sprint Car tour is happy to welcome back Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards and Hoosier Racing Tires as major sponsors for the upcoming season.

The season will kick-off with the first of two appearances at the always exciting red clay bullring of Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 30. The Sprint Car Challenge Tour will then return to Placerville on Saturday June 29 for the second annual Salute to the Fans alongside the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Cars. The inaugural running last season was an action-packed night of Winged Sprint Car racing and will certainly be one of the can’t miss events in 2019.

The highest paying weekend of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards season will take place on Friday and Saturday April 12 and 13 at the Stockton Dirt Track. The much anticipated second annual Asparagus Cup is set to award $10,000-to-win on opening night and a whopping $15,000-to-win the finale, while each night pays $800-to-start the feature.

The event is held in conjunction with the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival, which features amazing food, great musical acts, rides for the kids and much more. Following the Asparagus Cup the tour will be in action at the Stockton Dirt Track for additional events on Saturday July 6 during the fourth annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett and Saturday November 2 for the 36th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson, which doubles as championship night for both SCCT and the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Cars.

The always hooked up and tacky Petaluma Speedway will play host to a pair of Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events in 2019. The first takes place on Saturday April 27 and the second will be a special Sunday show on June 30. Both races last season at the Sonoma-Marin County Fairgrounds 3/8-mile clay oval were barnburners and much of the same is expected this year.

For the third consecutive season the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will be a part of the annual Peter Murphy Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. This year however, the tour is locked and loaded to compete both nights during the prestigious event on Friday and Saturday May 17 and 18. Opening night will find the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars in action alongside SCCT, while Saturday will see the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Cars also on the card.

The Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford will once again host a pair of Sprint Car Challenge Tour events in 2019. The tour will tackle the widest racing surface in California on Saturday June 15 and return on Saturday October 12 for the 34th annual Cotton Classic alongside the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Cars. The Cotton Classic is one of the longest running events in the Central Valley and opens a huge two weeks of racing, with the annual Trophy Cup taking place the following weekend in Tulare.

A new track to the mix this season will be the Merced Speedway, which hosts the Sprint Car Challenge Tour for the first time on Saturday August 3. The centrally located quarter-mile should provide extremely close non-stop action during the night.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com
More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

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Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards 2019 Schedule

Saturday March 30: Placerville Speedway
Friday April 12: Stockton Dirt Track (Second annual Asparagus Cup)
Saturday April 13: Stockton Dirt Track (Second annual Asparagus Cup)
Saturday April 27: Petaluma Speedway
Friday May 17: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic w/ KWS-NARC)
Saturday June 15: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford
Saturday June 29: Placerville Speedway (Second annual Salute to the Fans w/ KWS-NARC)
Sunday June 30: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 6: Stockton Dirt Track (Fourth annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)
Saturday August 3: Merced Speedway
Saturday October 12: Keller Auto Speedway (34th annual Cotton Classic w/ KWS-NARC)
Saturday November 2: Stockton Dirt Track (36th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/ KWS-NARC)

 

 

NASCAR CUP ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE RYAN PREECE TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AT PPB MOTORSPORT SHOW

OAKS, PA December 26, 2018 . . . Just a few weeks before he kicks off his quest for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors Ryan Preece will join Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham at the 34th Annual edition of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance.

The three day show, featuring just about everything imaginable in motorsports, will take place Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20 at the hugely popular Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

Preece, a graduate of Quarter- Midgets, won the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title in 2013 after twice being runner-up in the standings. After 22 Modified Tour victories and 76 top-five finishes he took a huge chance and raised money to fund a move to NASCAR’s Xfinity Series.

After competing one year for an underfunded team, Preece risked all his funding on just three events. Driving a Joe Gibbs Toyota, he finished second to teammate Kyle Busch in his first chance in a top running car. After winning in his second effort, Gibbs granted Preece other assignments in one of his cars and he won again on NASCAR’s Xfinity series this past season on the high banks of Bristol in Tennessee.

The 27-year-old, a native of Berlin, Connecticut, recently got his big break to compete full-time next year on the Cup series. He has signed a multi-year deal to replace AJ Allmendinger as the 2019 driver of JTG Daugherty No. 47 Chevy.

“Tommy Lasorda (retired Hall of Fame coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers) says, ‘The difference between impossible and possible lies in a man’s determination,’ and I feel that JTG Daugherty has just that,” said Preece.

“It’s been many years of fighting for opportunities to compete and win races at NASCAR’s highest level, and it is nice to officially say that JTG Daugherty Racing is my new home for 2019,” reflected Preece. “I look forward to not only racing, but working with the team as well to build speed and create a name for myself here.”

Preece, and NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham will be crowd pleasers as they sign autographs and are interviewed during the show that will fill the giant Expo Hall.

Evernham will have a number of his very interesting race cars on display during the show. The first NASCAR Cup car that Waltrip ever drove will be at the event as well. Gary Mondschein will also have his always crowd pleasing Vintage Indy Cars as a popular attraction.

More than 200 racecars will be on display during the three days, with many top racers and motorsports personalities appearing. As usual, all autographs will be free.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items. A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

Also sure to be a crowd pleaser will be the “Reading Speedway Reunion.” That event will be dedicated to the memory of the great racing action that took place at Pa.’s Reading Fairgrounds Speedway before it closed 40 years ago. Drivers and team members who competed at that track will attend to meet the fans, and there will be a large display of vintage race cars that ran at Reading.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

A few display spaces and room for race car display remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

 

 

Chase Johnson Captures Several Stout Moments During Busy Year

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Dec. 24, 2018) - Chase Johnson enjoyed success throughout one of the busiest seasons of his career as he competed in a half-dozen different types of race cars in 2018.

Johnson climbed behind the wheel of a midget, an outlaw kart and both 410ci and 360ci winged and non-wing sprint cars. Ironically, his feature victories came in race cars he has the least experience piloting.

Johnson captured his first career midget triumph with Morris Motorsports in June at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., before he and car owners Shawn and Cyndi Thomas registered an AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series victory in September at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., as part of the annual Gold Cup during the Bullett Impressions California Sprint Week. It marked Johnson's first career non-wing sprint car victory.

"It was unique this year because the two cars I don't have much experience in being the midget and non-wing sprint car is where we got our wins," he said. "We do the winged stuff pretty much all year round. That was cool with the lack of races we do and the lack of experience we have to earn wins in a midget and a non-wing sprint car."

Johnson recorded many podiums, top fives and top 10s throughout the year, beginning last January during the famed Chili Bowl Midget Nationals inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Johnson guided a Morris Motorsports entry to a career-best third-place finish during his preliminary night to lock into the finale for the first time. He capped the event with an eighth-place result out of more than 300 competitors.

"When you get your first couple of tries at the Chili Bowl you just look at making the A Main as a dream," he said. "To lock in through our preliminary night and then run in the top 10 during the finale was very special and something I'll never forget."

Johnson was also stout in winged sprint car competition this year, finishing fourth in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings and 10th in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour standings despite missing a race.

"It was cool to be in the top 10 in both of California's premier series and in both a 410 and 360," he said. "I only ran King of the West full time four years ago and that was my rookie year. Other than that we haven't ran anything for points. Doing one series let alone two is a tough task. It was really cool to do both of those in the same year and finish in the top 10 in both standings.

"I want to thank Shawn and Cyndi Thomas, Jim and Annette VanLare, Del Morris and Brian McClish for the opportunities they provided in 2018. I'm also very grateful for the support of all of our marketing partners as well as our fans, friends and families."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Flowmaster

Flowmaster manufactures performance mufflers and exhaust systems for street performance, race, truck and RV applications. For more information, visit http://www.FlowmasterMufflers.com .

"Flowmaster makes our race cars sound great as well as giving us the performance we need to win races," Johnson said. "To be a part of Team Flowmaster is an honor. As their history comes from a racing background in California, Flowmaster is now one of the leaders in exhaust technology today. When you're looking to make your street car sound like a race car make sure you choose Flowmaster. We look forward to our future with such an established company."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Woodland Napa Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, LRB Race Products, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Set for Live PPV of Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Next Month

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 24, 2018) - There is only a little more than one week remaining until two of the marquee indoor racing events of the year kick off.

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is Jan. 2-5 followed by the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire Jan. 14-19. Both events will be held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., where the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will offer live Pay-Per-View video throughout the action.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout already has more than 1,000 combined entries in seven divisions - 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds.

Meanwhile, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire is expected to showcase more than 300 of the top racers from all kinds of racing disciplines. The event has added a day to become a six-day spectacle in 2019 and RacinBoys will cover all of the competition.

All broadcasts will feature live video feeds with multiple cameras, replays and more.

The price for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $24.99 per day.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 34th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 2-5. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Champions 4 Community Food Drive Donates 220,000 pounds of Food!

Skagit Speedway has always been a big supporter of the local community. In the fall Skagit Speedway does a food drive called "Champions 4 Community" with the season class champions to benefit the area food banks. Donations are offered from the race teams and race fans. This year through the buying power of the Helping Hands Food Bank over 220,000 pounds of food will be distributed to the area food banks courtesy of the Champions 4 Community Food Drive.

"Giving back to our community is really important to me" said track promoter Steve Beitler, "To be able to provide over 110 tons of food to our area food banks and local community is very gratifying. The generosity of our race teams and fans is amazing, we had donations from fans as far away as Tennessee".

"Every year Skagit Speedway donates a lot to our food banks" said Helping Hands Food Bank CEO Rebecca Schlant, "We distribute about 100,000 pounds of food each month and their donation will provide a lot of meals to the area food banks and the people of Skagit County"

 

 

Rodd Hanna's Air Performance Continues Marketing Partnership with Sprint Car Bandits Series for 4th Straight Year

Rockwall, TX (12/21/18) by DarinShort.com. Who could forget the Air Performance 35 presented by Brodix for the Sprint Car Bandits® series this past June, which featured an incredible amount of leaders and passing, all culminating with the top four going 4-wide for the lead into corner 1 midway through the feature event. The wild, unpredictable and raucous event was primarily due to a large sponsor money injection from Rodd Hanna…which then ballooned when companies like Brodix, Inc. joined in on the fun. Rodd is from Rockwall, Texas and has fielded sprint cars for over two decades, competing at tracks throughout the region...and his team has picked up a multitude of wins, including the Short Track Nationals title with driver Pete Butler.

Today, Rodd's business, Air Performance Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. returns as marketing partner with the Sprint Car Bandits series for the 2019 racing season for the fourth consecutive year.

Hanna comments: "Four years ago when I first heard about the Sprint Car Bandits, I said to myself, man, I can run my existing equipment, we get to race for really good purses, don't have to travel too far, and keep our tire bill under control. I'm glad to stay involved with the Sprint Car Bandits as a sponsor. It's going to be a lot of fun this season. We've finally gotten things ready to go after Pete’s string of injuries and we'll let everyone know when our team will be hitting the track for Sprint Car Bandits competition. Pete has the car up in Little Rock and he’s ready for the long-awaited return to the track."

Rodd Hanna's Air Performance opened in Rockwall, Texas in January 1993 with a goal to provide DFW residents with personalized, quality air conditioning and heating services - at a fair price. They have since served thousands of households, including many commercial accounts.

Darin Short of the Sprint Car Bandits comments: "I've known Rodd for many years, and they've had technicians like Warren and Keith there for literally decades. They know what they're doing and they enjoy doing their job. And more importantly to customers, they treat them fair and square – which can be a rarity in business these days."

If you're in the DFW area and need heating or air conditioning solutions, just click www.AirPerformanceDFW.com where you can learn more about their services, and get scheduled for a quick-response service call by one of their friendly and professional technicians.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact us at SprintCarBandits@outlook.com or by phoning 214-210-2763. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

For sprint car drivers, the SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

As evidence of this, in 2018 there were 13 different SCB winners in 16 events, and a total of 109 different teams competing in the series.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news. We’ll be releasing the 2019 series schedule very soon and will kick off on Friday March 22nd at Heart O’ Texas Speedway near Waco, Texas with a similar sized race schedule as 2018.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is dedicated to help bringing back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high-ticket prices to enjoy watching them.

We would also like to thank all of the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series marketing partners, including: Eagle Powder Coating, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

Thank you to the drivers and area racetracks for their strong support of the series, we're looking forward to having another great season in 2019!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series…and in the meantime, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable upcoming Holiday season!

 

 

TBJ Promotions' Midget Round Up Returns for Fourth Straight Season at Airport Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Dec. 21, 2018) - The 4th annual Midget Round Up will be hosted by Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., during Memorial Day Weekend.

The TBJ Promotions' doubleheader is May 25-26 and will showcase midgets featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series along with Winged 'A' Class and Stock Non-Wing micro sprints with the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Tel-Star Technologies.

"The Rocky Mountain Series has provided more than 30 cars each year so we're looking forward to continuing to build on a successful event," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "The NOW600 micro sprints also put on a great show so we're excited for the event to continue to grow."

Reserved parking and tickets will go on sale at a later date.

TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 10th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2019 is the 4th annual Midget Round Up, which is May 25-26 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Bellm to Build upon another Stellar Season

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (December 21, 2018) – Competing in a selected slate of events over the course of the 2018 season proved to be to Kyle Bellm’s liking with the Nixa, MO, racer driving the familiar No. 14k Sprint Car to victory lane several times over the course of 31 races.

Bellm parked the family-owned Sprint Car in victory lane on three separate occasions among a season of 14 top-fives and 19 top-tens that included a fifth-place run in the team’s season finale in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition at Creek County Speedway’s “Fall Fling” in October.

“It was a good season for us,” Bellm says. “We were competitive each time out and in contention to win nearly every night.”

It’s something that Bellm and crew look to build upon in 2019 with the possibility of added partners or joining forces with another team.

“We’re really looking forward to 2019,” Bellm comments. “Ideally, we can partner with a primary sponsor to assist in making this team even stronger or explore any serious possibilities with another team.”

While running a mix of events in 2018, Bellm still managed to earn a third-place finish in ASCS Warrior Region points despite missing several events along the way.

Bellm’s second of three wins on the season came at California, Missouri’s Double X Speedway on Sunday, July 1, a triumph that netted the team the ASCS Warrior Region’s “Red, White & Blue” championship for the holiday weekend.

Bellm’s initial score of the year came previously at Double X Speedway as well on June 17 with the third triumph taking place at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway on July 28.

All three victories came in the midst of a run of a dozen top-ten finishes over the course of 15 events.

“It was a solid year, we were a consistent top-five car easy enough about every time out,” Bellm relates. “It was another great season for us and something we certainly couldn’t do without all the support from our marketing partners, Greenworks Nursery, Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Schaeffers Racing Oil and Park West Retirement Living. Without their support and the invaluable moral support from my family, fans and crew, we couldn’t do this.”

With 2019 plans calling for a similar schedule of selected events pending added marketing partnership opportunities or joining forces with another team, Bellm is already in the process of prepping cars for the season.

Bellm opened the 2018 campaign in Midget racing action at Tulsa’s Chili Bowl Nationals, something he would be open to bringing in the 2019 year as well. “We got faster each time out last year at the Chili Bowl, so it would be fun to give it another run in January if something were to come together,” Bellm explains.

With another strong year in the books, look for Bellm to be another contender in the Show Me State and surrounding territories and perhaps beyond in the 2019 season.

2018 Quick Stats: 31 races, 3 wins, 14 top-fives, 19 top-tens.

Up Next: 2019 schedule to be determined.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

 

 

Brian Brown Racing Welcoming the Return of J.D. Welding & Machine

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Dec. 21, 2018) - Brian Brown Racing has inked a multi-year deal with J.D. Welding & Machine as a marketing partner beginning next season.

"J.D. Welding & Machine came on board with Brian, Gina and their whole family last year for the 'Month of Money,'" Brown said. "We really loved who they are as people and how they run their business. We're excited to have them back on board. Hopefully we can get them in Victory Lane in 2019."

J.D. Welding & Machine, which is owned by Brian and Gina Isaacson and is based in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, is a metal working and welding specialist that offers metal roofing, sheet metal construction, metal fabrication and more. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/J-D-Welding-Machine-1598043427097509/ .

"We are proud to be associated as a partner of the top-notch Brian Brown Racing organization," Gina Isaacson said. "It was great working with the team last summer and we're really looking forward to a successful 2019 and beyond."

ABOUT J.D. WELDING & MACHINE -

J.D. Welding & Machine, which is based in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, is a metal working and welding specialist that offers metal roofing, sheet metal construction, metal fabrication and more. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/J-D-Welding-Machine-1598043427097509/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

 

 

WICKED CUSHION EXPANDS INVOLVEMENT WITH THE NORTHWEST FOCUS MIDGET SERIES. BRINGS SPONSORS FOR 2019 SEASON!

December 20, 2018, NEW YORK, NY; Wicked Cushion announced today that its Wicked Energy Gum brand and Cognitive Warriors, a Cura Foundation platform, will become the title sponsors for fastest growing dirt Midget racing series in the United States.

The Northwest Focus Midget Series will be titled the Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets Presented by Cognitive Warriors in 2019. The series will travel a robust 40 race schedule at 15 race venues across the western United States. The Series has grown to over 50 race teams over the last 4 years, surpassing any other Midget race series in the country and participates at notable feature events such as the World of Outlaws sprint car races at Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway.

"We are happy that Wicked Cushion has decided to grow our relationship and we are very excited and proud to have Wicked Energy Gum and Cognitive Warriors as our title sponsors for the 2019 season. Wicked Energy Gum is a great new product and Cognitive Warriors is an important mission and cause. We are extremely happy to be part of both." said Carla Stewart, Series Director

Matthew Henninger stated: “Our relationship with the Northwest Focus Midget Series, was a very rewarding experience this past season! We met Carla & Gaylon Stewart through our involvement with iRacing and have built what I believe to be a great friendship! Nobody works harder at promoting sponsors than Carla and Gaylon and the platform they have built with the Series is really exceptional!”

About Wicked Cushion

New York City based Wicked Cushion is a cross-aspect marketing platform and whose goal is to promote all forms of dirt track racing while helping to support the drivers, leagues, and facilities that work so hard to entertain race fans. The Wicked Cushion platform works to introduce innovative products, brands and companies to dirt track racing and the overlooked value of dirt track Motorsports and eSports.

www.wicked-cushion.com

Wicked Energy Gum is an exclusive brand of Wicked Cushion, LLC and is designed to give you a fast-acting boost of energy whenever you need it most! You only need to chew one piece of Wicked Energy Gum for 5 to 15 minutes to get a great boost of energy and focus! Wicked Energy Gum is sold in packets of 10 pieces per pack and on a “per piece” basis can be better than half the cost of most liquid alternatives. www.wickedenergygum.com

About the Cura Foundation / Cognitive Warriors

The Cura Foundation is a global health movement with a mission to improve human health and increase quality of life. The Cura Foundation unites doctors, patients, philanthropists and thought leaders in both the public and private sectors to collaborate and create breakthroughs globally.

www.thecurafoundation.org

Cognitive Warriors, a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, tax-exempt (501-c-3) subsidiary of the Cura Foundation, is focused on improving the lives and cognitive health of the millions of men and women who have served in the U.S. Military. Some of these Heroes suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and other debilitating cognitive health issues and it is the mission of the foundation to help find and deliver solutions that can help ease their suffering.

www.cognitivewarriors.org

About the Northwest Focus Midget Series (NWFMS)

Based out of Everett, WA, the NWFMS has become the fasting growing Midget racing series in the United States. The series is managed by Carla and Gaylon Stewart, lifelong participants and supporters of dirt track racing. NWFMS cars utilize a standard midget chassis identical to what you would see in the National Series. The difference is that the cars are powered by a 2.0L Ford Focus engine generating approximately 160hp. The Series large car counts and competitive, side by side racing action, throughout the field, produces a great on track product for both the race fans and the track promoters alike

www.northwestfocusmidgets.com

 

 

 

Many In and One Out For 2019 Classic

On the eve of the 2018-19 World Series Sprintcars Tournament blasting into life, several new nominations have rolled in for the 47th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, while in an unfortunate development a popular American has been forced to withdraw.

Altoona, Iowa’s Terry McCarl will be forced to break a long run of consecutive Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic appearances, with business commitments, meaning he will be unable to strap in behind the wheel of the Ken Hutchins backed USA 24 entry.

Hutchins’ regular driver Paul Solomon will now be provided with a golden opportunity to contest the Classic, with the equipment that had been earmarked for the multi-time Knoxville Raceway Track Champion.

Of the latest batch of entrants World Series Sprintcars contracted driver Jack ‘The General” Lee, will join a trio of Dumesny’s in the Classic line up with Max, Mathew and Marcus all returning to the Classic as Max attempts to add a fourth Classic win to his already overflowing Honor Roll.

The latest group of Classic entries includes:

V5 Max Dumesny: Chassis: Maxim Engine: Maxwill Sponsors: Valvoline, G.K.R Transport, PWR and Red Ed. 2018 Classic Result: 13th in B-Main 1. Classic Champion: 1992, 1994 & 2004.

N15 Matthew Thomas: Chassis: Maxim Engine: Don Ott 410 Sponsors: Western Sydney Mechanical, Thomas Fibreglass, Australia Wide Group and Hi Tec Oils. 2018 Classic Result: Did Not Compete.

W22 Brodie Minchin: Chassis: GF1. Engine: 410ci. Sponsors: JA Civil Resources and Grader Hire, Hadley Earthworks, Penrite Oil, Fergy’s Welding, Orange Pumps, HRP and Lane Metals Pty Ltd. 2018 Classic Result: Did Not Qualify.

V25 Jack Lee: Chassis: Maxim Engine: Rider Sponsors: Lee Contracting, Lilley’s Lane Quarries & Keayang. 2018 Classic Result: 17th in B-Main 2.

N47 Marcus Dumesny: Chassis: Maxim Engine: Maxwill Sponsors: Valvoline Synpower, GKR Transport, PWR and Red Ed. 2018 Classic Result: 9th in B-Main 2.

V57 Matthew Dumesny: Chassis: Maxim Engine: Rider Sponsors: Simmonds Civil, Valvoline Synpower, GKR Transport and KTM. 2018 Classic Result: 16th in B-Main 2.

V58 Rhiannon Burleigh: Chassis: Maxim Engine: Maxwill 410 Sponsors: 2018 Classic Result: Did Not Start in C-Main 2.

Q59 Kevin Titman: Chassis: Triple X Engine: Maxwill Race Engines 410 Sponsors: John Titman Racing, Cronin Excavation, BHR Fabrication and Maxwill Racing Engines. 2018 Classic Result: Did Not Qualify.

S78 Keke Falland Chassis: Cool Engine: Roush Yates Ford 410 Sponsors: Shadetec, Ronco Motors, New Holland, Rivergraphics, Yates Electrical Services, Southern Contracting Group, C.A. Hampel & Partners, Snip, Clip & Chip, Cool Chassis, Castrol, Riverland Motor Group and Steven Falland Electrical 2018 Classic Result: 19th in B-Main 1.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Attica, Fremont team up for new 410 and 305 series in 2019

FREMONT/ATTICA, Ohio - Fremont Speedway, located in Fremont, Ohio, and Attica Raceway Park, located about 40 minutes away in Attica, Ohio, have worked together over many years to provide some of the best weekly sprint car racing in the region. The two tracks will continue that cooperative spirit in 2019, forming the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group for the 410 sprints and the KS Sales and Service AFCS for the 305 sprints.

The 410 sprints will compete in nine AFCS events at each track in 2019 with seven of those being double-header weekends - Friday at Attica and Saturday at Fremont. The 305 sprints will compete in seven AFCS events at each track in 2019 with six of those being double-header weekends - Friday at Attica and Saturday at Fremont.

Lifelong racing enthusiast and supporter Duane Hancock will be the series director.

"We wanted to create something that will put more money in the hands of our weekly race teams and reward them for their support. We are excited to partner with Ryan Schiets and the Fremont Speedway group. Duane will do a great job directing the series. We are looking at putting up extra money on selected double-header weekends," said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

Schiets, who chairs the new committee in charge of the historic Fremont Speedway, said the series will help the local teams with added funding without them having to do a lot of travel.

"Fremont and Attica have long had some of the best drivers and race teams in the region and we want to do what we can to help them put on exciting shows for the fans week in and week out," Schiets added.

The schedule for the 410 sprints All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products AFCS Presented by the Baumann Auto Group and the KS Sales and Service AFCS and a point fund - above and separate from each track's point funds - will be announced at a later date. The first 410 AFCS events in 2019 will be held Friday, April 12 at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday, April 13 at Fremont Speedway. The first 305 AFCS events in 2019 will be held Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.

"Right now we are busy making calls and talking to potential marketing partners for the point fund," Hancock said. "I'm excited about helping to keep the car counts and teams stable for these two great tracks in 2019 and beyond."

"We really want to thank Paul Kistler at Kistler Racing Products, Bob Williams at All Pro Heads and Kevin Shammo at KS Sales and Service for stepping up to be the title sponsors and the Baumann Auto Group for all their help as well," added Hancock.

Fans can keep up with the AFCS on Titter @afcs_sprints; on Facebook by following afcssprints and on the web at www.afcssprints.com

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads in Johnstown, Ohio, is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it’s Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro. See Bob and Suzie Williams and all their great employees for all your racing cylinder head needs.

About Kistler Racing Products – www.kistlerracing.com

In 2008, Kistler Racing Products opened to add a full product line to the already 15 year established Kistler Engines business. Paul Kistler hired Brian Kemenah and Dave Deyo to run the store, conveniently located within Kistler Engines Inc. shop in rural Fremont, Ohio.

Kistler Racing Products is proud to provide a wide array of high quality, dependable and race winning capable parts, most in stock. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche – the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere. Kistlers supplies everything you need from A – Z : Axles to Zeus buttons including product line Arai Helmets to Zemco – if you need it, we’ve got it. If it makes a race car competitive to win, you will find it at Kistler Racing Products – and you will get all the technical support and one on one personalized customer service that you deserve. At Kistler Racing Products, you are not just another number – you are important to us and you will know it!

About the Baumann Auto Group - www.baumannautogroup.com

The Baumann Auto Group is a Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Ford, GMC auto dealer with locations in Fremont, Port Clinton, Tiffin and Genoa. Our goal is to make your car buying experience the best possible. Baumann Auto Group's virtual dealership offers a wide variety of new and used cars, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, RAM incentives, service specials, and Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, RAM parts savings. Convenient locations in Fremont, Tiffin, Genoa and Port Clinton.

About KS Sales and Service – Gibsonburg, Ohio

KS Sales and Service, located southwest of Gibsonburg, Ohio on U.S. Rt. 6 in Rollersville, is an authorized Cub Cadet dealer. KS Sales has a complete line of riding lawn mowers, lawn tractors, zero turn lawn mowers, push mowers, snow blowers, parts and accessories. For more information call Kevin Shammo at 419.638.4005.

 

 

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FROM PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, December 20, 2018) Are you looking for a last-minute gift for that special racing fan? If you are, Perris Auto Speedway has a couple ideas for you. How about tickets to the upcoming World of Outlaws/USAC Sprint Car race or a chance to drive a real race car on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval? Both are available online now.

The legendary World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars will only be making one appearance in the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas in 2019. That appearance will be at Perris Auto Speedway for the “So Cal Showdown” on March 30th. To give fans more bang for their racing buck, the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will also be a part of the show. Fans who purchase premium and reserved seating through the World of Outlaws for the annual event will receive a free World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass that will allow closeup looks at the cars and the drivers throughout the night. Those tickets are available online at https://bit.ly/2rLFzex or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX. Fans who wish to purchase general admission tickets can go to https://bit.ly/2Aa50Lj or call 800-595-4849.

The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience, which allows fans to drive real race cars or to take a ride along with a real race driver, returns to The PAS on March 10th and 16th. Fans can choose to drive between several different types of race cars including Late Models, Sprint Cars, IMCA - UMP Style Modifieds, Big Block Modifieds and L-Mods. Right now, the K.W.D.R.E. is offering holiday specials which would make great Christmas gifts. To view the deals, see the cars or make reservations, fans can visit the website at https://dirtracewithkenny.com/ or they can call 401-543-FAST.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (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. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perrisautospeedway/

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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 website LoudPedal Productions

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

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

February 9th “Opening Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

February 23rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction I: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 10th Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

March 16th Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

March 30th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 25th “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 15th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

October 26th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Brian Brown Racing Excited to Add SPLASH and FVP Stay Tuned as Associate Partners in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Dec. 20, 2018) - Brian Brown Racing is excited to announce associate partnerships with SPLASH and FVP Stay Tuned.

The companies will adorn the sides of the nose wing throughout the 2019 season, which begins in less than two months.

"I'm really excited," Brown said. "We're on a 10-year partnership with FVP and to have another one of their companies - SPLASH - wanting to be a part of our racing is awesome. SPLASH is a product every consumer can use with their window wash, ice melt and all of their great products.

"FVP Stay Tuned is another awesome product and we're looking forward to representing it in 2019. It's exciting for me that with SPLASH and FVP Stay Tuned you can go to Casey's and get it so it's knocking multiple birds out with one stone."

Factory Motor Parts Sr. Brand Manager Amber Misunas is also pleased with continuing to work with Brian Brown Racing and promoting two additional brands on the sprint car next year.

"We are thrilled to expand our 10-year partnership through our SPLASH brand and additional promotion of our FVP product Stay Tuned - a multi-system additive," Misunas said. "This allows us to continue to bring our brands to life within this great sport of racing! As we like to say, 'Stay Tuned for more fun!'"

ABOUT SPLASH -

Based in Minnesota and part of the Factory Motor Parts family of brands, SPLASH® provides innovative products that protect against extreme weather and road conditions in any season.

The comprehensive SPLASH® product line includes windshield wash, wiper blades, pressure washer soap, de-icing fluids, ice melt, antifreeze, fuel treatment and cleaning products. SPLASH® is the brand to trust for vehicle, marine, home and recreational solutions. It also offers private-label services for retailers who want to sell SPLASH ® formulas under their own brand.

Contact SPLASH® to find out where to buy products or how to become a valued retailer. To learn more, visit http://www.SPLASHWash.com.

ABOUT FVP STAY TUNED -

FVP Stay Tuned is a multi-system additive that has more active ingredients than other leading brands. It performs in gas, ethanol, diesel or oil and opens with a simple twist. Its independent lab tested additive package keeps engines clean, maintains fuel economy, stabilizes fuel, provides lubrication and minimizes sludge, gum and varnish.

To learn more, visit https://www.fvpparts.com/products/marine/stay-tuned/stay-tuned .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

 

 

HOFFMAN RACING WILL CELEBRATE YEAR #90 WITH MEAN GREEN RETURNING AS THE PRIMARY SPONSOR AND HAR’S WINNINGEST DRIVER BACK IN THE SEAT OF THE ICONIC # 69 FOR THE 2019 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES

Loveland, OH (Dec 21, 2018) Hoffman Auto Racing is proud to announce that Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser will return as the primary sponsor and with 15 USAC National Sprint Car wins and two USAC National Sprint Car Championships for HAR, Brady Bacon is back in the seat.

HAR now boasts 108 USAC National Sprint Car wins with 103 of them awarding National points, all since 1989.

“When we were unable to work things out for 2019 with Kevin Thomas Jr., we jumped on the chance to get Brady back in the Mean Green car. We want to thank KTJ for all he and Whitney did for us in 2018 and we wish them nothing but the best in the future. I am so grateful to the professionals at Rust-Oleum for allowing HAR to continue to pursue USAC National Championship #12 in 2019 in our 90th year of operation,” said Richard Hoffman President of HAR.

Brady Bacon commented “I am extremely excited to be reunited with Hoffman Racing for 2019. We have always worked well together and I hope to replicate the success we had in our first run together. I look forward to helping add more to the already impressive legacy the Hoffman’s have established”.

“Rust-Oleum purchased the Mean Green brand from CR Brands in 2018. We encourage all our race fans to continue to support the brands that support their sport. This includes Rust-Oleum products in addition to Mean Green. We are excited to showcase Rust-Oleum as well as our primary sponsor Mean Green. Lykins Energy Solutions, Hoosier Tires, XYZ machine, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Cars, DMI and Tel-Star Technologies will be associate sponsors in 2019. HAR continues as an official Military Order of the Purple Heart Race Team,” commented Tim Waechter, VP of Marketing/PR/Social Media HAR.

Mean Green is America’s #1 heavy duty, all-purpose cleaner and degreaser that provides consumers with the toughest clean at a great value. It is the toughness you can trust for when getting it clean matters most. It is great for dirty jobs inside and out. It cleans everything from kitchen countertops, tile, bathrooms, to outdoor furniture, greasy grills & engine parts. Visit MeanGreenDegreaser.com for more information.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint League Announces Formation in Colorado

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (December 19, 2018) - When the 2019 racing season fires up in a few short months, the state of Colorado will welcome a new non-wing sprint car series to the docket. The POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint League will engulf the "Centennial State" with a 12-15 race schedule, offering racers and teams an affordable yet competitive venue to compete with.

Based on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League that has blossomed to national acknowledgment, the newly-formed POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint League will take on a similar model in hopes of establishing a booming sprint car scene in Colorado. The Warrior Sprints will adopt the WAR rulebook, which most notably boasts an open motor rule, and that can be viewed at www.POWRi.com.

The 2019 season will boast a 12-15 race schedule with the league alternating between three Colorado facilities. El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, CO will serve as the league's home track through the inaugural campaign with other trips to I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, CO and Holyoke, CO as well. An official schedule will be released soon, but the season will pick up in April and come to a conclusion in October.

The new project is being spearheaded by Denver's Joe Bellm, a veteran of sprint car and midget racing since he started competing at 16-years old. Bellm has previously been the driving force behind BST Promotions, which has had a large hand in bringing the Colorado Alliance Tour, IMCA Weekly Racing and the RaceSaver Sprints to life in his home state.

"There has been a big desire for non-wing sprint car racing in Colorado for quite some time," noted POWRi Warrior Sprints Director, Joe Bellm. "We have seen the growth that leagues like WAR have experienced under the POWRi sanction and thought that this is perfect timing to bring this form of racing back to a state that is thirsting for it. I have already had several racers that have been out for nearly 5-10 years express their renewed interest in the league. Our main goal here is to eliminate the dollar factor, take off the wings, equalize the competition, and in turn promote the exciting level of racing that is non-wing sprint cars, which I believe offers the best bang for your buck."

Joining the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) and Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprint Association (RMLSA) under the POWRi sanction, racers will be allowed to use one license to conveniently compete in all leagues. Along with that, a feature provisional for the Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial is on the line for the highest driver in Warrior Sprints point standings that does not qualify for the main event.

Through the agreement with Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. (POWRi), racers with the Warrior Sprints League will receive the POWRi insurance, added bonus of their social media and marketing. Racers can register online with the league at www.POWRi.com while the Warrior Sprints League side of the website is being set up.

An in-depth story on more news regarding the POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint League will come in the following weeks as details such as full schedule, points fund, payout, and more is finalized.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Peacock Racing into Speedweek

Arguably the toughest speedway competition in Australia, World Series Sprintcars Speedweek is not for the faint-hearted, but following his maiden feature-race win just last month, Jayden Peacock will be riding a wave of confidence heading into his Speedweek campaign.

Enjoying an impressive start to his 2018-19 season in 410 Sprintcars, which has been highlighted by his milestone feature-race victory at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway during the third Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Qld round, the 22-year-old racer is looking forward to embarking on his next challenge.

Travelling from his home in the coastal town of Redcliffe in Queensland, Peacock will visit a range of tracks throughout South Australia and Victoria during Speedweek, and while he’s eager to get his campaign underway on Boxing Night (December 26), he has no doubt that it will be nothing short of gruelling, with five rounds taking place within the space of just one week.

“The team is excited to participate in Speedweek for the first time, but we’re definitely not fooling ourselves that it’s going to be easy,”admittedthe Qld # 77 Speedy Race Industries supported Cool pilot, who has never been intimidated by travel, having done so as early as his Junior Sedan career, when he took out the 2013 National Title.

“We’ll be going up against the country’s best Sprintcar drivers at a number of tracks we’re not very familiar with, so it’s going to be a huge challenge for us, but we’ve had solid speed so far this season and we’re hoping to be able to be able to build on that.”

World Series Sprintcars Speedweek: December 26 World Series Sprintcars Round 1 - Murray Bridge Speedway (Murray Bridge, SA) December 28 World Series Sprintcars Round 2 - Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA) December 29 World Series Sprintcars Round 3 - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic) December 30 World Series Sprintcars Round 4 - Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic) January 1 World Series Sprintcars Round 5 - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

Following Speedweek, Peacock and his team will return home to Queensland for the World Series Sprintcars Sunshine Swing, with round six taking place during a doubleheader at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway on January 4 and 5, which will also incorporate the Australian Open, and round seven being held on January 9, also at the Brisbane venue.

Peacock would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their continued support: Speedy Race Industries (Aaron Broadbridge), Kellash Creek Pastoral Company, Kaeding Performance, Ford Wreckers - Redcliffe, J Peacock Painting, and Ash Media Speedway Footage.

Special thanks go to Peacock’s cousin and crew chief Aaron Broadbridge, Matt Black, Mark Farmer, Tyler Barton, John Cooley (Cool Chassis), Ken McNamara (KRE Race Engines), Glen Beaton, his dad Jeff, his girlfriend Reannen, Nick, Vicki, and Lubo Jonic.

To find out more about Peacock and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Peacock Racing.

 

 

TMAC Motorsports and Destiny Motorsports Join Forces in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA: The calendar continues to rapidly make its way toward 2019 and with Florida Speedweek just around the corner, Destiny Motorsports and TMAC Motorsports are pleased to announce that they will join forces for the year ahead with Terry McCarl taking the reigns of the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/SnowPlow.com No. 4 machine.

“I am really excited for what we have planned for the 2019 season,” Terry McCarl said. “Rick and Barb Rogers of Destiny Motorsports have supported TMAC Motorsports since 2015, and we are all very excited to race together on a fulltime basis in 2019. We are still busy working on our schedule, but it looks like we will run a nice mix of both 360 and 410 events.”

Calling Fairmont, IN home since 2013, Destiny Motorsports will move the operation to Mitchellville, IA over the next few weeks where Terry McCarl, Crew Chief Doug Rankin, and Crew Member Steve Fitzpatrick will prepare the team and oversee the program for the rigorous season ahead.

“It has been a pleasure to become friends with Terry and Lori McCarl over the years,” Destiny Motorsports owner, Rick Rogers said. “Barb and I are really excited for the opportunity to race with the McCarl’s fulltime in 2019. From serving as a marketing partner with TMAC Motorsports the last four seasons, and actually having Terry drive our car one night, we are really excited to put this deal together and compete on a fulltime basis.”

At time of press the schedule is not yet finalized, but Destiny Motorsports and TMAC Motorsports are working hard to get that ready to release to the public. The team can confirm that it will debut during the World of Outlaws season opening event at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL February 8th – 10th.

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, SnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., Simplot, STC, T.W. Vance Trucking, KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, JLT Ent., Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Dynasty Stucco, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, CM Rocks, Mastell Brothers, 212 Boiling Point, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, HRP, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Octane Ink, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and Hoosier Tires North for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-40.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports will make their 2019 debut during the World of Outlaws season opening event, the DIRTCar Nationals, at Volusia Speedway Park February 8th-10th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Carolina No Bull Sprint's

By Gary Troutman

We have all seen what happens to our race tracks when they get bashed , They Shut Down .

This is happening all over America , well this also applys to Racing Series .

The cost of racing is high and we all except it just to race , however what if someone or a group of people put there experiences together in an effort to try to control the cost . Oh ya we have all seen this before right . Spec. Engines , crates , spec. Shock, , tires , ECT ECT.

In some areas of America it works sort of . This cost effective measure will only work when kept controlled . Tech. Tech. Tech. The big issue here is that there are people , businesses , promoters , sanctions that see a way to make money , well that is the American way and I get it . But What if .

Well we did it in North Carolina , and with Sprint car racing . CNBS developed a Sprint car series with the real budget racer in mind wanting to race an upper class with StreetStock budget .

The high cost of Sprint car racing being Engine , Tires ,Shocks ect. How about a 500 HP engine in your Sprint chassis . No spec tire and a min. Weight 1550 # . We at CNBS starting this by building the first car with it's spec. Engine to develop our goal . $4000 engine cost 500hp . You are thinking ya right . Well here is how we did it . It's not a brand new concept but different , here's how . What if the local racers had race engine parts and race engine assemblys from other types of racing . Under my teching direction we created Ford engines , SBC , LS type 5.3 . Some crate engines and we made our rules so the Racesaver series could also race with us 305 legal .

The object was to increase Sprint cars to the Carolinas as affordably as possible and be compatible with the Racesaver Series that at the time was not expanding at all . The thought being , let's give these racers another venue to fill in the racing schedules for the racers .

I was the experienced Sprint racer and engine guy with 25 years in the 360 Sprint's . I was dedicated and hooked to this sport like you can't imagine . A good friend of mine was an experienced on track push truck and safety guy with experience that everyone knew of and he was the guy that made the racers feel safe on the track because is there was an incident on track he was on scene before the wheels stop spinning and totally prepared for any issue including fire the upside down inside out wrecks with 20+ years doing his job . He was trained to work with the World of Outlaw series and several others in the Area when they came into our area .

We had the car , engine , safety , on track taken care of except someone to run the show . We covered this issue with an experienced Race director that had total control of on track race control . We were also timing and scoring the cars at every track we raced at by installing the scoring loop at the track at our expense and this was being done by the entry fee of $15 which included the transponder all thanks to our race director .

CNBS totally operated each race with only the tracks Flagman and Racetrack . We controlled the rest from Green to checker . Tracks loved us the racers love us . The racers did not have to go broke to race a Sprint car . Engine cost was ranging from $2500 - $8000 Max and all were compatible on the race track . Any RR Tire

We seal and teched the engine for free , we had NO membership fee , gave fuel money to some long haul racers , our sponsor bought fuel for the Sprint cars at one track and they got free race fuel .

We paid the most in the area for our class of car and even this last season had a $10,000 total payout with $2000 to win. Show . This was the highest paying race event the east coast for this class of Sprint cars . There are up to 30 cars within a common distance that could race this race , why would you not at the seasons end however only 12 cars started the A Main paying $2,000 to win , $1,000 for second , $750 for third and ect. Well that's what we dealt with .

We started with 2 Tracks and last season we raced at 4 tracks all within a 100 mile total radius of or area .

So at the end of 2018 we shut the door on CNBS .Why ? Well internet trash talk about race tracks and internet trash talk to our series from the Racesaver local series guys who we welcomed and in fact allowed them to race with us in an effort to bring out the inner Sprint car racers in the Carolinas . It only takes a certain few with attitudes and jealousy and fear of competition to ruin what was built for the racers and destroyed by the racers . Sounds kind of foolish however all 100%true . The three owners and sponsors put every effort possible to create the success but if the support is not there , The Doors close and are forever known that we did everything correct and professional and our heads are going to be held high knowing we tried with our all but apparently the racers wanted other stuff .

Sprint car racing is very addictive as anyone else involved can verify , however I personally found the cure to this habit , not that I recommend it but in my view dealing with Sprint car guys in Carolina's can drive a well meaning experienced racer out of the Sport . The disrespect shown even after the closing of CNBS verified this .

But wait there's more , these individuals thought our experience would be a much needed entity to there same Sprint group that was very much responsible for our demise and asking one our Sprint racers to ask us to work for them , Wow , how is that for clueless . Harassing our racers , sponsors , tracks and our series on line and off leads to a loss of giving a damn . For the record “ every dime of Sponsor money went back to the racers and the operation of our series was supported by us .

The moral of the story is “ appreciate the people that support your sport “ because we were assembled for the benefit of the Sprint Cars and not to make money from the racers . Who Does that just for the love of the Sport ? I have been cured of this addiction that I loved , What a waste .

I want to thank the racers that did appreciate our series and a big thanks to our Sponsors that supported us even when they were being harassed in public . I'm very proud of our creation and very disappointed how it ended but it did .

 

 

Dave Blaney Scaling Back for 2019, But Not Slowing Down

Story By: Justin Snyder/BeerHill Gang TV

Dave Blaney is an accomplished veteran when it comes to the world of racing. If you put together a checklist of what makes an all-time great, you’d be hard pressed to find one that he couldn’t check off.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum member? Check! Class of 2014.

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion? Check! 1995.

USAC Racing Silver Crown Champion? Check! 1984.

Chili Bowl Nationals Winner? Check! 1993.

King’s Royal at Eldora Speedway? Check! He’s got two of them actually.

Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway? Check! 1997.

Throw in 94 victories with the Outlaws, 49 feature wins with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and 497 starts across all three of NASCAR’s premier divisions including a victory in the NASCAR NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2006 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, you could say there isn’t much Blaney hasn’t done.

However, at the age of 56, Blaney is adding a new title to his illustrious resume…Grandpa.

“You know I’ve felt old for a long-time, but that just about put the nail in the coffin,” joked Blaney, whose daughter Emma is expecting her first child with husband and fellow sprint car driver Cale Conley this year. “But I’m excited for that next step in life and to see what happens next.”

However, don’t expect the savvy veteran to be hanging up his steering wheel anytime soon! Coming off a season that saw Blaney return to the All Star tour full-time driving for Pete Grove, where he finished 5th in points and captured one win at Sharon Speedway, Blaney will once again return the cockpit of a sprint car in 2019.

However, he will be scaling back this coming season to a part-time schedule ranging between 35-40 races in his own Mohawk Northeast, Inc. #98H

“I’ll be back behind the wheel of my own car and we’ll pretty much focus on racing in Ohio and Pennsylvania along with some of the bigger shows,” said Blaney, who also is an owner at the Sharon Speedway in Ohio. “I’ve got great partners in Mohawk Northeast and several smaller sponsors who are going to back me and we may have another big sponsor coming on board. So I’m excited to see what 2019 will bring.”

Last season served as a bit of a benchmark for Blaney. After many years in NASCAR and running part-time on dirt, he was faced with the decision of trying to get more consistent and being competitive nightly or chasing big shows and racing as a hobby.

After a frustrating season of sorts with varying results and being faced with the difficulty of trying to run the team out of his North Carolina home while traveling to various states with the All Star tour, he came to the conclusion that his traveling days were better off behind him.

“Before last season I really debated with myself if I wanted to give traveling and full-time driving another shot and I really thought if I wanted to get better and be competitive that it was really the best route,” said Blaney of returning to the All Star tour. “I definitely think I got better and felt more comfortable, but it was just tough with the logistics and it was a bit of a struggle all year.”

“I still love racing sprint cars and I love being around the cars and competing for victories, but I can’t do the things I could in my 20’s and 30’s behind the wheel of a sprint car. Combine that with the fact that I was competing against younger guys who could do those things and it was just tough. So I’m going to step back and really focus on a few different areas and try and find that advantage where maybe I can use my knowledge and experience to beat these kids,” added Blaney.

Blaney added there also may be an opportunity for him to run a few races in a Mohawk sponsored Super Modified, something he has dabbled in past years.

Another thing Blaney is really looking forward to is attending more NASCAR races with his son, Ryan Blaney, at the Cup Series level. Ryan last season qualified for the Chase for the Cup driving for Team Penske and the elder Blaney acknowledged that he really missed not being at the track with his son, even though he noted it was more in a spectator role these days and less of a mentor.

“It’s amazing when I look at all he’s accomplished in a short period of time and to know that I have been really getting a first-hand look at his growth since he was 8 years old,” said Blaney. “To see how far he’s come, it’s a testament to him learning and really taking an opportunity and making the best of it.”

“I used to go to the track and spot for him and he’d ask for advice. However these days, I’m more of dad and not Dave Blaney the racecar driver. He’s really turned into his own driver and man and I’m real proud of him. I want to be there to see his success and I don’t want to regret missing things when I’m older because I was out racing. So in that aspect, it’s a big part of me coming off the road too,” added Blaney.

​ Tentative plans for Blaney have him starting the season off in February at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida with the All Stars and World of Outlaws before setting a firm schedule for the rest of 2019. He notes that being able to race on the same track and surface for 5 straight nights will allow him to see where his team stacks up against the competition.

​ To the casual race fan, it may seem like ‘The Buckeye Bullet’ is finally slowing down. After all, following 40 plus years of racing a little family time and relaxation would be well deserved. But the word retirement isn’t one he’s yet ready to ponder. It’s all about living in the moment and enjoying the ride. And of course, the next win.

​ “I’m at the point now where I can kind of look back and enjoy some of the accomplishments a little more and just have fun,” said Blaney. “I don’t know how many more years of racing I have left in me, but I’d like to think I have a few more wins left in the tank. An Outlaw win at my age would be cool! So we’ll go out and try and win a few more trophies and have fun along the way. If all I do is have some fun, I’d call that a success.”

 

 

 

Rain Cuts A Promising Night Short

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

“It was always a question of not if, but when the rain would come” was the comment from Danny Reidy’s Car Owner Peter Mitchell following the latest round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Queensland at the Toowoomba Speedway. After qualifying in position five for the 30 lap A-Main Reidy had set up a great opportunity to capture his second main event win for the Eagle Ignition Leads supported Mitchell Motorsport Team but it wasn’t to be as the rain came just prior to the final event.

Round four of the USC Qld at Toowoomba was held on Saturday December 15th in conjunction with the “Ultimate Pink Night”, an evening to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

A total of 27 cars fronted for action with time trials in hot laps, followed by two heats for each driver. Danny was solid in time trials setting the eighth quickest time, however as usual the competition was extremely tight as there were multiple drivers in the 11.2 second range.

Starting from position 4 in the first heat Danny got off to a great start and quickly moved into the lead but on the entry of turn one on lap two, a burst of enthusiasm saw a mistake that dropped him to third. Despite dropping a couple of spots, it could have been a lot worse as Danny did a fantastic job to keep the car off the concrete. From that point he recovered well to claw his was back to second, snapping at the heels off the race leader as the chequered flag came out. During the heat he posted the quickest lap time of 10.9 seconds.

Starting again from position 4 again in round 2 another brilliant start saw Danny quickly move into the lead and he went on to gain valuable points for the shootout.

At the completion of the heats Danny was fourth in points, placing him in the silver shootout. Danny ultimately settled into position 5 for the 30 lap A main. With the weather closing in fast the Sprintcar racing unfortunately concluded after the B main.

“The team were certainly looking forward to the A main from our best starting position for a while. The car was probably the best it had been since we won the 50-lapper last season. Danny will now contest the Christmas New Year period in the NQ5 car, with the Q19 returning to Toowoomba for round five of the USC on February 2nd “added Peter in conclusion.

The Mitchell Motorsport Team would like to thank the following corporate supporters: Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads, Penrite Oils, Desert Palms Alice Springs, KRE Race Engines, Wesfil, Cooper, Primera, Thermal Edge Coatings, Locked Down Apparel and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

For further updates on Mitchell Motorsport please visit www.mitchellmotorsport.com or visit Mitchell Motorsport on Facebook.

 

 

NAMES START TO ROLL IN FOR THE CHALLENGE
T Mac has locked in for the third year in a row for the richest 360 show in Australia. Terry McCarl is again driving the Melbourne Stainless USA24 and is looking forward to running at the ‘Avocado shaped’ track as he affectionately nick-named the little Bungador bull ring. With $10K on the line for the winner it is no wonder teams are starting to nominate. “Everyone is optimistic after the washout last year which deprived us of a winner.” Promoter Searle tells us. McCarl will also be competing at Timmis Speedway, Mildura for RD 5 of the series on January 5th.
Past Series Champ’s Mark Caruso’s SA33 and VIC 34 Brenten Farrer have also locked in for the show. Hard Charger Tim VanGinneken’s VIC 44 is making a return to 360 ranks for the weekend. TVG ran third to the Yanks in 2017 and hoping to improve on this. West Australian based WA30 Jamie Landrigan is another to nominate early and has been running both 360 & 410’s the last couple of weekends. Landrigan is a regular competitor in West Australia and trips backwards and forwards from Port Hedland. Newly crowned SA 360 Champ SA44 Dan Evans has shown speed all season and is excited to be competing in the Challenge. Michael Tancredi’s V29 Cool is another to get his name in early. Tancredi has already been on the podium a couple of times this season.
With $10,000 for 1st, $2600 -2nd, $1800-3rd, $1500-4th, $1200-5th, $1000-6th back to $600 just to start the A is a fantastic payout for 360 teams. A total of $27K in prize money paid out. Any competitor interested in competing is welcome to be a part of the 9th Annual Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge.
“This is pretty exciting for both the All Stars and Simpson and puts us right up there with other major sprintcar events in January. It is the third $10K to win show we have run and shows our dedication to the annual event which is held the weekend before the Grand Annual Classic. It kicks off a week of major race meetings in the state with the Presidents Cup being held at Avalon and the Kings Challenge at Mt Gambier then finishing at Warrnambool with 3 nights for the Classic.” says Mandy Searle.
Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers Annual All Star Challenge is held at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 12 2019. Get your nomination in now. Forms are available from www.sprintcarallstars.com.au and can be emailed to mandyallstars@bigpond.com or faxed to 03 9338 7476.

 

Hagar Powers to Career-Best Midget Finish During USAC's Junior Knepper 55

Inside Line Promotions - DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 18, 2018) - Derek Hagar earned his career-best midget finish last Saturday evening during the Junior Knepper 55 held inside the Southern Illinois Center.

Hagar, who was making his first start in the midget he co-owns with Jonathan Proctor since last January, rallied to post a third-place finish during the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets event.

"They tried something different with the draw format trying to take the luck of the draw out of it, but there's still luck involved," Hagar said. "We felt like we picked a good spot to get some passing points and build for the night.

"In hot laps we couldn't get the thing to run. I pulled in and we changed some stuff with the fuel system. I went into the heat race not knowing what was going to happen. Luckily, the car was good and we pulled out a second-place finish."

Hagar advanced from third to second place in a heat race before he won a qualifier from the third starting position.

"Coming off turn two I took the lead and led every lap," he said. "That put us seventh in points. We were going there just wanting to make the show and shake the car down to get ready for the Chili Bowl so we were excited.

"We had a setup issue with tires. We were going to have either too much stagger or not enough. In previous experience we've seen that track rubber up so we decided to go with more stagger. We really, really struggled early in the race. Then the track started cleaning off and I started making shock adjustments inside the car. It really came around and we were able to get a solid third-place finish."

Hagar dropped outside of the top 10 during the opening stage of the race before his late-race rally yielded his first-ever podium during a USAC race.

"I think I was ninth with 22 laps to go," he said. "The track came around and we caught the cautions at the right time. We were able to capitalize on some other people's mistakes and keep our nose clean and make it work out. A third-place finish with the USAC guys in our first race since the Chili Bowl was like a win for us."

Hagar's next race in his midget is Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., during the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

Prior to that he will compete in the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, which is Jan. 2-5 at the River Spirit Expo Center.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 15 - Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (7).

UP NEXT -

Jan. 2-5 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

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"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, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing and Recovery, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Speed Shift TV Featuring Live Pay-Per-View of United Truck Parts International Midget Series From New Zealand

Inside Line Promotions - MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (Dec. 18, 2018) - Speed Shift TV has signed on as the exclusive Pay-Per-View video provider for the upcoming United Truck Parts International Midget Series spectacle.

Springs Speedway in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand, will host some of the top midget competitors from around the world on four times during an 11-day span beginning later this month.

The event is a 'team' showcase with Team USA being represented by Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell and Tyler Courtney. Team New Zealand will likely be led by Michael Pickens and Team Australia has Matt Smith, Kaidon Brown and Scott Farmer on its roster.

The Boxing Day Bash kicks off the action on Dec. 26 followed by the World 30 Lap Derby on Dec. 30. The King of the Springs is Jan. 3 followed by the World 50 Lapper on Jan. 5.

The first race is expected to begin around 6 p.m. local time on Dec. 26, which is 9 p.m. (Pacific) on Dec. 25. Each race will be posted to the On-Demand section of the Speed Shift TV website the day following the race.

Pay-Per-View pricing is $19.95 per race night or $39.95 for all four nights. The broadcast is unavailable in New Zealand.

For a list of upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.speedshifttv.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SpeedShiftTV/

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Nienhiser 13th at Junior Knepper 55

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting an opportunity to do some indoor Midget racing over the winter, Paul Nienhiser kicked the winter season off on Saturday night at the Junior Knepper 55 where he would make the show out of the 70 drivers entered in the event, and finish 13th in his first night aboard the Joe Roosevans owned entry.

“It was a great first night, and I am really excited with how things went and to make the show against a really stout field of cars,” Paul Nienhiser said. “It was a great shakedown for the Chili Bowl, and I am just really appreciative that Joe Roosevans gave me such a great opportunity this winter.

With the ‘heat race draft’ format in place, the Chapin, IL pilot would elect to start seventh in his heat race looking for some early passing points to set the tone for the night ahead.

Battling some gremlins in practice, Nienhiser did not let the lack of hot laps hinder him in heat race action as he would make the bottom work to his advantage as he carved his way up to finish third.

Sitting 10th in points after all drivers ran heat races, Nienhiser moved into his qualifier where he would line up 10th looking to again accumulate points and transfer into the 55-lap feature event.

Holding down the fourth position, Nienhiser would admittedly make a mistake on a late restart and it would prove to be costly as he gave up some spots but still salvaged a seventh place finish, which would put him in a manageable position in the semi.

Gridding the field from the fifth position in his semi with four cars earning a berth into the feature, Nienhiser would go to work on the bottom of speedway again but he would struggle to make up ground and would actually lose a few spots.

Abandoning the low groove, Nienhiser would let it all hang out as he went to work on the cushion. With a little luck on his side, Nienhiser would grab the final transfer position out of the semi and earn a spot in the 55-lap feature event where he would line up in the 19th starting position.

With 55-laps on tap, Nienhiser had the mindset of making laps, continuing to adapt to a new car and learning all he could about a midget being as he has limited midget experience.

Though he would go down a lap and not race the leaders, Nienhiser did admit to learning a bit while following behind the likes of ‘T Mez’, Tyler Courtney, and CJ Leary. When the race came to a close, Nienhiser was pleased with how the night went as he finished in the 13th position.

“I was able to get a good feel for the car, and really learn a few things as I got mixed in with the leaders,” Nienhiser said. “It was a great firs night, and I cant wait to get back in this car again in a few weeks.”

With 2018 now in the books, Nienhiser looks forward to kicking off 2019 at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals where he will again pilot the Roosevans machine, but will work out of the Loyet Motorsports camp, the same team he drove for at the 2018 Chili Bowl.

“I am excited to have Brad Loyet in my corner again at the Chili Bowl,” Nienhiser noted. “We will be a little different with our Toyota Engine package opposed to what Brad and his team run, but our Spike Chassis are very similar and I am very confident in Brad’s midget knowledge. I am also thankful to have a partnership with FRA Trust for these races. We are also looking for additional marketing partners for the Chili Bowl.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, JRC Transportation, Signature Signs and Design, Team Simpson, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-58, Wins-9, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Nienhiser will kick the 2019 season off at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. He is scheduled to hit the track on Thursday January 17th, 2019.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.

 

 

Dillon, Egel and Co Keep Classic Noms Rolling In

With Max’s Race being run and won in spectacular style by David Murcott at the weekend, several drivers from right around the country have now nominated for the 47th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic from January 18 to 20, 2019.

Hard Charging South Australian duo Luke Dillon and Bradley Keller are welcome additions to the Classic entry list with both drivers being amongst some of the most competitive in the country.

Dillon, who enjoyed a fantastic 2018 Classic, recording a third-place finish during his Friday Qualifying night before backing that up with an impressive seventh place finish in the 40-lap Classic finale on the Sunday night, is sure to be a contender again in 2019.

Luke will at the wheel of the Dillon Motorsport, Maxwill Race Engines powered Triple XXX, for his valued supporters: National Karate Academies, Action Line Marking, South West Conveyancing, Maxwill Racing Engines and Scotchers Race Fuels.

Keller, who spent the 2017-18 season on the road with World Series Sprintcars, is an exciting talent, who has made the Classic A-Main in both 2016 and 2017 before recording a C-Main finish in 2018.

There is no doubt that Keller along with his loyal supporters, JRR – James Rosenberg Racing, Bunyip Print and Shadetec will be looking to lock the S19 Cool Chassis into the show come the Sunday night of the 2019 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Victorian duo Brenten Farrer and Dennis Jones will return to the familiar surroundings of Sungold Stadium for the Classic.

Farrer will be at the wheel of the V34 Maxim that he powered to a seventh place run on the opening night of the 2018-19 Premier Speedway season.

Long-time sponsors Frijtek, BF Car Carriers, B&G Clancy, Ayross, BAT Training and Andy FX will be on board for Farrer who didn’t contest the 2018 edition of the Classic but will be looking for a strong run come January.

Joining Farrer will be Morwell’s Dennis Jones who recorded a 13th place run in B-Main 2 at the Classic last January.

DJE CNC Machining, Airport Metals Australia, ISCAR, Gatts Panel Works, OMT, Weldtek and Transal Motors will provide the support for Jones on yet another journey to the Classic.

Former Victorian Champion Aidan Hall is another of the strong South Australian contingent to throw their hat in the all-encompassing Classic ring.

The Sailun Tires, Automotive On-Site, Speedliner, MS Flooring, Seagrims Mechanical, Steve Wickes Powder Coating and Showtime Signs Eagle always has great car speed and was arguably the hard luck story of the 2018 Classic when an engine failure on the warm up lap saw him relegated to the in-field, denying him a Classic A-Main start!

No doubt Hall and his team will be looking to make amends come the Classic January.

A pair of Tasmanians have nominated in their attempt to represent the Apple Isle with distinction.

A multi-time winner of the R & M Security, Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee Best Presented Car and Crew Award, Jamie Bricknell will return to Sungold Stadium for the Classic behind the wheel of the T25, Anthony Frost Racing Maxim with support from Mooie Makeup and RSK Concrete Pumps.

Joining Bricknell will be 2016 Tasmanian Karter of the Year, Tate Frost who at just 16 years of age has impressed many in this native Tasmania since jumping behind the wheel of the T62 Anthony Frost Racing, Mooie Makeup Maxim.

Already with a podium finish under his belt in Hobart and racing in General pumping through his veins, the trip across Bass Strait to the Classic will be one full of excitement for one of up and coming stars of the Australian Sprintcar scene.

Alex Orr, having qualified for the recently run Max’s Race A-Main will return to the Classic as he too looks to lock the Shaver powered N43 Maxim into the 24 car Classic A-Main field.

With Meander Village, Marland Fire Technology, Kangy Grove Estate and Michael’s Mechanical and Speedway Repairs throwing their support by Orr and his team Orr may well be one of the drivers to watch.

A Queenslander in a Victorian based car rounds out the most recent batch of Classic entries with Jayden Peacock, who hails from Clontarf just north of Brisbane having secured the drive for Victoria’s Phil Seymour aboard the distinctive VA29 entry.

Peacock and Seymour will be at the Classic with thanks to Arbon Equipment Pty Ltd, A Plus Powder Coating, Lumley Special Vehicles, HME Group, Proctor Accounting, Gibb Trans and OPSM Waurn Ponds.

Peacock recently claimed a feature race win at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oil Speedway in only his second outing of the season and will very shortly embark on the gruelling Queensland Speedway Spares World Series Sprintcars Speedweek Tournament.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au. All intending drivers are ask to enter as soon as possible.

 

 

Red Robin Doubles The Fun, to Sponsor AJ Flick in 2019

Story By Justin Snyder/BeerHill Gang TV

Following the announcement that Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group Inc (LVRG), a regionally owned and operated Red Robin franchisee of 21 restaurants that serves the Lehigh Valley, Northeast PA, Southeast PA and Harrisburg communities, would be the primary sponsor for the Heffner Racing Sprint Car in 2019, sprint car racing fans across the country have contacted the companies guest relations hotline with their appreciation and well wishes.

Just as Red Robin provides catering services to their customers with great food and exquisite customer service, the company is looking to cater to the Central PA fan base in 2019. Similar to receiving a second order of their delicious Bottomless Fries, LVRG will be providing sponsorship to a second 410 Sprint Car next season.

Western Pennsylvania young gun AJ Flick, a 3-time Lernerville Speedway Track Champion and frequent visitor of Port Royal Speedway, will carry the Red Robin sponsorship in 2019.

“We are extremely happy to partner with AJ Flick for the 2019 racing season and we really hope this will allow us to see him more frequently in Central PA next season, “ said Chris DeFrain, Chief Financial Officer of LVRG. “ The restaurant industry is one of the few industries that you can grow and develop from a line cook or server into a manager/general manger or owner/operator. All it takes is hard work and a little bit of help.”

“That’s why AJ makes perfect sense to partner with and we hope to couple AJ’s hard work with a little bit of help form LVRG and Red Robin to help him take that next step in 410 Sprint Car racing.” added DeFrain.

For Flick, who picked up his first ever Central PA feature win last season at the Juniata Fair Opener at Port Royal, it’s a chance to travel more often in 2019 to the tracks frequented by the PA Posse.

“Chris and everybody with LVRG and Red Robin really understand the financial aspect of sprint car racing and their sponsorship help is going to do a ton for us in being able to branch out of Western PA in 2019,” said Flick, who was the 2019 Port Royal Most Improved Driver recipient. “Every year we have continued to grow and get to Central PA more and more and this should allow us to go after the Port Royal track championship and hit some bigger shows on Friday and Sunday nights.”

When searching for a driver to carry the Red Robin colors, Flick was one of the first names LVRG looked at. While ultimately the company decided upon the Heffner Racing car and Kunkletown’s Ryan Smith, Flick’s social media presence and charity efforts off the track endeared to the company’shearts so much that they decided to sponsor him as well.

Flick recently won a bucket list opportunity to race at the 2019 Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., through an online campaign sponsored by Mt. Baker Vapor and Landon Simon Racing.

MBVDirt, a social media campaign designed to give back to drivers and race fans across the country, had Flick running a MBVDirt decal throughout 2018, followed by winning a fan vote that saw Flick campaign relentlessly on social media for the opportunity to run for the famed Golden Drill trophy.

He also is the co-creator of the yearly “Pave the Clay Invitational” event at a Western Pa karting center, which raises funds for the Steve King Foundation and the Injured Drivers Fund. Following his 5th year of holding the event in 2018, they have been able to raise nearly $18,000!

“We were extremely impressed with the dedication and effort of AJ on social media and in the community, said DeFrain. “With him running a family racecar and with his continued charitable efforts, we think he represents our community values and we’re excited to welcome him into our Red Robin family!”

While Flick is excited about the racing possibilities on the track, it’s the opportunities that exist off the track with LVRG and Red Robin that have him really excited for 2019.

“Ultimately my goal is to be the best driver I can be and when we are on the track it’s about winning and representing the name on the side of my car and my sponsors as well as I can,” said Flick. “But it’s about winning away from the track too. Ultimately being a role model for the kids out there, raising money for great causes and being a person my parents can be proud of is what really drives me the most. I think Red Robin shares those same values and I can’t wait to get started with them.”

AJ Flick Racing, Red Robin and all of his other great sponsors are continuing to look for sponsors for the 2019 season!

LVRG is also renewing their sponsorship of Joe Funk III at Grandview Speedway in the 358 Modified division along with Dave Carraghan at Linda’s Speedway and Kutztown Action Track in the Slingshot division.

 

 

Paul McMahan to Return to Buch #13 in 2019 w/ Ti22 Performance Sponsorship

Story By Justin Snyder/BeerHill Gang TV

Walking through the pits on any given weekend, nothing about the appearance of Paul McMahan would scream sprint car driver. He’s not the strongest guy and he’s not exactly the tallest guy.

​However, don’t tell McMahan that. Where he may lack in size, he makes up for it with his heavy right foot and huge heart.

​“All my life people have been looking down at my and counting me out,” said McMahan, a native of Nashville, Tn. “I’ve always kind of been the little guy.”

“When I was younger, I wanted to play baseball. They said I wasn’t strong enough. I wanted to play football and they said I wasn’t big enough. Being told I can’t do something isn’t a new thing to me,” added McMahan.

That’s why when after McMahan stepped down from the driving duties of the Destiny Motorsports #4 on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Tour in September of 2017 due to what was perceived as a lack of performance to take on a management role for the team and to serve as a mentor to young gun Parker Price-Miller, he wasn’t surprised many wrote him off as finished.

After all, he hadn’t won a race on the tour since departing the CJB Motorsports car in 2015. And despite being a long term driver on the tour with 27 career Outlaw feature wins, McMahan didn’t exactly expect owners to be knocking down his door.

“I knew I could still go out and win races and I knew given the right opportunity I could perform at a high level,” said McMahan. “It’s just this sport is very much a ‘What have you done for me lately’ type deal and frankly, I hadn’t done much in a few years.”

​The grind of traveling up and down the road 80-100 nights a year had also become a burden. With every poor finish and with a lack of answers and improvement, McMahan grew increasingly frustrated and the passion he had for racing began to fade as well.

​“I’ve been racing for what seems like forever and I always enjoyed coming to the track and strapping in and trying to win races,” said McMahan. “But I was burned out from the experience and I wasn’t enjoying it anymore. My joy turned into my job. And I just wasn’t enjoying racing like I used to.”

​However it didn’t take long for an opportunity to come about. Shortly after stepping into the management role, McMahan got a call from long-time sprint car owner Tom Buch. They set up a partial schedule for the rest of 2017 and in 2018 they chased after the Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobile 1 championship together.

​Running competitively each night and challenging for wins, while being able to sleep from the comfort of his bed at home 4-nights a week, racing became fun again. The team, or as he refers to them as his band of misfits, picked up wins at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York and at Attica Raceway Park during Ohio Speedweek. The ASCoC wins snapped a 16 year winless streak with the touring series. They also captured the Ohio Speedweek title behind 6 top-ten finishes in 7 starts, including the Attica victory.

​“To come out and win a few races again and to do it with Tom and the group of guys we have working on the cars all year, it really just brought the fun back to the sport for me,” said McMahan. “Fred Rahmer once told me that the people around you will beat you down more than the guys you are racing each night and I really believe that to be true.”

​“It’s not that I didn’t have great crews and great owners that gave me great stuff night in and night out to drive. I just felt something different and special with this team and it’s got me really energized for the future,” added McMahan.

​Going into 2019, McMahan has even more reason to be feeling good and excited about racing. Not only will he return to the Buch owned Apex Structures/DMI #13, but he will do it with some more financial backing thanks to a new sponsor.

​Long-time sponsor and owner Ti22 Performance will come on board as the primary sponsor after a multi-year absence after owning a car for National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Dale Blaneyfor many years.

​Ti22 Performance is the leading manufacturer of high performance racing parts for sprint car teams around the globe and is home to some of the strongest and lightest components on the market.

​“I’ve known the guys from Ti22 Performance for many years and after being away from the sport as owners for a bit, they decided they wanted to get involved as a sponsor to kind of reintegrate themselves to the community again,” said McMahan. “We got to talking and they decided to come on board and I’m really looking forward to carrying their colors on the All Star Tour this season.”

​“Anytime you can get some help, especially from a known product like theirs, not only will it help us with parts and such, but it’s good for the sport as a whole. I’m really excited to have them as part of this deal,” added McMahan.

​As with last year, the plan for the team will be to follow the entire All Star our and chase a championship. Following up on last year’s 4th place points finish, McMahan is excited and ready to challenge.

​However, with a stacked field of drivers following the tour and new additions like Brock Zearfoss and Spencer Baystonlanding full-time rides, McMahan knows it won’t be easy. While he’s approaching 50 in age, he’s ready to prove that and old dog can still learn a few tricks and claim his first ever All Star championship.

“The All Stars really have a great product and the talent these young kids are bringing to the track each night is truly special to see,” said McMahan. “But competing against these guys night in and night out has me feeling young again myself.”

And if you’re counting him out, well he’s ready to prove the naysayers wrong again.

“Since I started doing this I have came to the track each week with the goals of wins and championships and that hasn’t changed even at my age,” said McMahan. “I still have that drive to win races and be the best. We’re going to go out and give it our best and have a lot of fun along the way.”

 

 

Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MI (December 18, 2018) – Baer Field Motorsports Park promoter Dave Muzzillo announced that Sprints On Dirt will headline the Jim Lipkey Memorial race as dirt track racing returns for one event on the 1/4 mile track in 2019 on Saturday, September 28.

Late Baer Field owner William James “Jim” Lipkey, 69, Kokomo, died October 14, 2018, after losing his battle with mesothelioma cancer. Jim joined the Army’s war effort in Vietnam and honed his sign painting artistry as the base sign painter, pin striping and air brushing flight crews’ helmets as well as recording “kill counts” on their helicopters and planes!

On returning from the war, he opened Lipkey’s Sign Service and for the next 40 years became known statewide as the man who could hand paint the best signs on buildings, race cars, trucks and everything else his customers asked for. He even pinstriped his father’s and brother’s caskets!

The Lipkey family, Bill and sons Victor and Jim, promoted auto racing at Kokomo, Lafayette and Fort Wayne – both indoors at the Fort Wayne Coliseum and later at Baer Field Race Track, now known as Baer Field Motorsports Park. When Jim’s father Bill Lipkey died in 1999, Jim took over as owner of the Baer Field property

The first race on the Baer Field Motorsports Park new ¼ mile track was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017. Unfortunately, very heavy rains turned the track into something more like “Baer Lake,” but the track crew wouldn’t give up and surprisingly was able to get the track in shape for the Sunday rain date. Shawn Valenti, in his Log Cabin Tavern / Triple X Chassis entry, held off Joe Swanson to take home the win. Swanson settled for second and Landon Simon was third.

Full details about the Jim Lipkey Memorial Race will be released later.

Visit Baer Field Motorsports Park at www.baerfieldmotorpark.com and on Facebook. Sprints On Dirt can be found at www.sprintsondirt.com and Facebook also.

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO ALLENTOWN: RACING TEAMS GET READY FOR IRONTON TELEPHONE PRESENTED BY BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES BATTLE JANUARY 4-5, 2019 IN PPL CENTER

ALLENTOWN, PA December 18, 2018 . . . The first race of the New Year in the northeast is set for Allentown, PA’s PPL Center. The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels begins its three race 2019 ‘concrete track’ series with the running of the Ironton Telephone Indoor Race Presented By BELFOR. Two complete shows including qualifying and feature events will be headlined by the TQ Midgets on Friday and Saturday nights January 4th and 5th.

Heading the list of competitors is Erick Rudolph, the Ransomville, NY ace who earned the win in the second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals in Trenton, NJ on December 15.

Rudolph has one win inside the PPL Center, the very first one, on January 2, 2016, and must be considered among the favorites. He will be aboard the latest creation designed by master TQ builder Mark Lafler, who, like Rudolph, lives in Ransomville NY.

Rudolph, who won the Series crown in 2012, 2015 and 2016, was second to Justin Bonsignore in last year’s down-to-the-wire Indoor Series title chase. Rudolph also finished second in this year’s Super DIRTcar Series big-block Modified standings.

Tim Buckwalter from Douglasville, PA will be racing as a teammate to Rudolph for the 2019 Indoor Season aboard a similarly prepared Laffler Chassis with a Pippard Engine. Buckwalter was a factor to win the Atlantic City and Albany Indoor Race last year, upon getting the seat in the Timex Morgan owned Laffler car for those events.

Last year’s race winners, Bonsignore of Holtsville, Long Island, NY and Scott Kreutter of Buffalo, NY, are likely to provide Rudolph plenty of opposition.

Bonsignore parlayed his feature win in the first of the two Allentown races last year into the Indoor Auto Racing Series Presented By VP Race Fuels season championship. He then went outdoors and won of eight of 16 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races and that championship as well.

Kreutter, who finished 12th in the Trenton Indoor Dirt race won by Rudolph, was a popular winner in Allentown last year, driving the No. 49 owned by Trey Hoddick that had been raced the previous year by the late Ted Christopher.

Ryan Flores of Cornelius, NC won back to back PPL Center races on December 30 and December 31, 2016, the only driver to sweep both races in a single year. Flores went on to win the championship that season. Last year he won the Gambler’s Classic inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the first time in his career.

Tommy Catalano, who earned the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year award this year is eagerly anticipating his return to the TQ Midget racing with a new car of his own design. His younger brother Timmy, an upcoming Modified star, will be driving the car Tommy ran on the series last year.

Timmy Solomito, of Islip, NY, has also entered the Allentown event. Solomito is a top contender on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Teenager Andrew Molleur of Shelton, CT., who ran in several NASCAR Whelen Modified and Tri Track Open Modified Series events late in 2018, is also fielding a car for the three state Indoor TQ Series.

Other experienced Indoor TQ drivers filing entries for Allentown include Anthony Payne of Fairlawn, N.J., a first time winner on last year’s series, Ryan Tidman, Holland, PA; Tyler Thompson, Fulton, NY; Matt Roselli, Brodheadsville, PA; and Jon Reid, Lockport, NY.

On Friday the TQs will be joined by Champ Karts, the lightweight, lightning fast, supremely agile vehicles that have always performed in crowd pleasing fashion in Allentown.

On Saturday, Slingshots will be the co-feature with the TQs. These same Slingshots race outdoors at the nearby Kutztown Fairgrounds and other speedways during the outdoor season.

Following the Ironton Telephone Presented By BELFOR Allentown Indoor weekend, racing shifts to Atlantic City for the 17th running of NAPA Auto Parts Weekend, highlighted by the running of the prestigious TQ Midget Gamblers Classic. Event dates are Friday and Saturday, January 25-26, 2019.

The final event of the series takes place at a new venue, the New York State Fairgrounds Exhibition Center in Syracuse, NY. on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019. Tickets for this event will be available in the coming weeks.

Information for all Indoor Auto Racing Series events including a link for tickets, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets for Allentown and Atlantic City are also available daily and the day of the events at each of the arena’s box office. Tickets for the Allentown races are also available by calling 610-347-TIXX.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Aiming for King of the West-NARC Championship in Roth Motorsports Entry

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi is racing for a championship next year for the first time in several seasons.

Scelzi will drive for Roth Motorsports as the team tackles the entire King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series schedule along with racing in the famed Trophy Cup and numerous other 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car events in his home state of California.

"To be able to race the No. 83 car in California is a dream come true," he said. "I have big shoes to fill. Kyle (Hirst) won about everything you could in California. I'm hoping he will continue to race down the line because I've always enjoyed racing with him. For the entire time I've been racing sprint cars he's been in the No. 83 car. I'm excited for this new chapter in my career."

Scelzi has three career King of the West-NARC feature victories and he has finished in the top 10 in the series championship standings three times. Scelzi was leading the championship standings midway through the 2015 season when he sustained a back injury that sidelined him for several weeks and relegated him to a career-best eighth-place placing, which was tied with his 2014 result.

"I'm excited to join a team that contends for the championship every year and that's our goal for 2019," he said. "I know the equipment and experience will be there so I feel very confident going into next season."

Scelzi estimated the Roth Motorsports team will compete in approximately 30-to-35 races and he anticipates matching that number in his family owned sprint car.

"We will run the World of Outlaws races on the West Coast in both the spring and the fall," he noted. "We'll also go to the Midwest during the summer like we have the last couple of years. The time we spend out there will be similar, but the number of races will be cut down because I'll fly back to race for Roth Motorsports in California several times.

"I'm really looking forward to 2019 and feel like I have a tremendous opportunity to win races in both our family car and with Roth Motorsports. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity provided by Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd Ventura."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a championship winning sprint car team formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for their support," Scelzi said. "It's great to work with such an esteemed team and it's a dream come true to drive for them."

Scelzi would like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Weld Wheels, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Offering Perfect Holiday Gift for Racing Fans

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 17, 2018) - With the holiday season approaching RacinBoys has a great gift to give any racing fan.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire next month.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, which is Jan. 2-5, will have more than 1,000 combined entries in seven divisions - 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which is Jan. 14-19, is the premier midget event of the year. More than 300 of the top drivers from a variety of motor sports divisions will battle for the top prize during an event that has been expanded to six days in 2019.

Broadcasts from each night will feature live video feeds with multiple cameras, replays and more.

The price for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $24.99 per day.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 34th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 2-5. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing officials have confirmed that longtime series sponsor 1-800-Radiator & AC has extended its support of the series for the 2019 season.

1-800-Radiator & AC, one of the largest franchised automotive parts distributors in North America, will continue as a part of Must See Racing's national television package through Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV as an in-car camera and driver showcase sponsor at select events.

The company will also receive event announcer recognition, as well as brand showcasing on MSR race cars, the series winner’s circle board, on the series website and inside the souvenir program.

1-800-Radiator & A/C has more than 200 franchisee-owned locations across the U.S. and Canada. The company distributes radiators, condensers, air conditioning parts, fan assemblies and fuel pumps - as well as related parts - with same-day delivery and in-stock rates above 90 percent across most part categories and 99 percent fill rates on most parts one day away.

The company was acquired by Driven Brands, based in Charlotte, N.C., in June of 2015 and is one of several automotive brand names under the Driven umbrella, including MAACO, Meineke Car Care Centers, Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops, Econo Lube & Tune, Pro Oil, AutoQual, Aero-Colours and Drive N Style.

Marvin Beasley operates the 1-800-Radiator & AC franchise at 3190 Old Farm Lane in Walled Lake, Mich. He is also the car owner and crew chief for his son, Must See Racing veteran Ike Beasley.

The senior Beasley is looking forward to see the company's support of the series continue for another year.

“The synergy between the missions of 1-800-Radiator & AC and Must See Racing is amazing," said Beasley. "We both believe in providing value that cannot be duplicated by our competition and we are passionate about serving our customers and stake holders. Jim and Nancy Hanks' commitment to providing race fans the best entertainment value for their dollar matches the commitment that 1-800-Radiator & A/C brings to serving our auto parts customers. We are proud to be associated with such great people and to have the opportunity to continue sharing exciting racing with our customers.”

“We have shared business values and customer service principles with the leaders and management at 1-800 Radiator & AC since our partnership with them began,” added Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “We are proud to continue showcasing their successful history, outstanding service record and first class national identity in the automotive industry supplying parts for cars across the country. Our brand of entertainment is a perfect match with their delivery rates - fast. We look forward to furthering our partnership with them throughout the upcoming season.”

For more information on 1-800 Radiator & AC, visit them on the web at www.1800radiator.com.

For more information on Must See Racing, including sponsor announcements, team and driver news and series information, visit the series website at www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Orr’s Confidence Boosting Form

Heading into what is shaping up to be a busy Christmas-New Year period, Alex Orr’s confidence is high following back-to-back podium results in the latest two Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW rounds at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

Well and truly hitting his stride this season, the 25-year-old racerwas yet to achieve a feature-race podium during his six and a half 410 Sprintcar seasons before managing to do so twice in as many weeks with a pair of third-place finishes, and with the busiest part of the speedway season upon him, his form spike couldn’t have come at a better time.

With four Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW rounds taking place within the span of just one week, commencing on Boxing Night (December 26), Orrwill then contest the two-night Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway, before travelling south into Victoria for the coveted Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

“The team has really stepped it up this season and we’ve found added pace that we’ve been able to maintain throughout our recent race meetings from the start of the night right through to the end, which has made all the difference,” explainedthe pilot of the NSW # 43 Meander Village supported Maxim, whose latest minor podium finish at Valvoline Raceway was unlucky not to have been a victory.

“We’ve got a massive month of racing ahead of us, with the busy Valvoline Raceway schedule over the Christmas-New Year period, followed by the Scott Darley Challenge and the Grand Annual Classic, so hopefully we can continue building on our current form and come away with some more front-running results.”

In order to gain some valuable track experience prior to running the Grand Annual Classic, Orr ventureddown to Premier Speedway for the first time as a competitor in his career to contestlast Saturday night’s annual Max’s Race.

Struggling slightly to come to grips with the unfamiliar track early on, Orr and his team steadily improved throughout the night, transferring into the feature race via the B main and then going on to place 18th after starting from position 23.

“Max’s Race was a great opportunity for us to get some laps at Premier Speedway under our belt before the Grand Annual Classic next month,” added Orr, from Tacoma South on the NSW Central Coast.

“We learned a lot about the track and car setup, which gives us some added confidence heading into the Classic.”

Orr would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Meander Village, Kangy Grove Estate, Michael’s Mechanical & Speedway Repairs, and Marland Fire Technology. He would also like to give special thanks to his mum and dad (Tracey and Anthony) and uncle Chris, his pit crew Daniel Field, Michael Butt and Tony Hopping, along with the rest of his family and friends.

To find out more about Orr and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching ORR Racing.

Christmas-New Year Orr RacingSchedule:

December 26
USC NSW Round 6 (Grand Prix)- Valvoline Raceway
December 28
USC NSW Round 7 (The Harbour City Deal) - Valvoline Raceway
December 30
USC NSW Round 8 (NSW Title) - Valvoline Raceway
January 1
USC NSW Round 9 (Firecracker 50 Lapper)- Valvoline Raceway
January11
USC NSW Round 10 (Scott Darley Challenge Night 1)- Valvoline Raceway
January 12
USC NSW Round 11 (Scott Darley ChallengeNight 2) - Valvoline Raceway
January 18, 19 and 20
Grand Annual Classic - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

 

 

BIG SHOW MARCH 9 TO 12 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL. . . . . . .

NORTHAMPTON, PA.- SMITH FABRICATIONS/STAGE ONE MODIFIEDS SIGN ON FOR 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

The defining details and preparations for the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continue to fall into place on a daily basis as the holiday period ramps up with Christmas just around the corner. The management staff has been working diligently to put the many pieces in place for what is expected to be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 3rd and run through March 9th in 2019 with a full itinerary of interview sessions and activities set to take place.

The upcoming event is signing on sponsors to showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always FREE of charge to the public racing event continues to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstart talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared to once again be the lead sponsor for the upcoming event. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled in a great sports setting.

For the twelfth consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to its present state today. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. Information regarding IRCO's various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.com<http://www.ircocu.com/>, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

Joining the list of sponsors for the event in 2019 is our good friends at Upstate Auto. Upstate Auto is a welcome addition to the show and they are located at 4895 Route 9G in Germantown, New York. The number to reach them is: 518-537-2277 or through their website at:www.upstateautoinc.com<http://www.upstateautoinc.com>.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. The Smith name has remained synonymous to the local racing scene for the past six decades as father Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh, Johnny Cabral and Richie Smith among them. "Rapid Rich" has utilized his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modified cars he drove to many wins in his driving career. The cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified is the finished product from Smith Fabrications and the cars are real eye-catchers when on display or at speed.

The Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds return for their ninth season as a nightly sponsor for the event and have participated in all of the Mall events to date. For additional information regarding the purchase or rental of a Stage One Modified, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com<http://www.smithfabrications.com> or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory and racing exploits.

The show is open to all divisions of racing including drag racing, go karts and quarter midgets as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling show organizers Bob & Donna Miller at: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

or contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets Release Stacked 2019 Schedule

Belleville, IL - After a banner 2018 season, which concluded with first-time driver and owner champions, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, has set its sights on 2019. An action-packed schedule dotted with historic outings, traditional stops, and first-time events, 2019 is sure to be another thrilling year.

Set to open the season with a bang, the Sixth Annual Turnpike Challenge will now see four nights of racing in a row. A thrilling and star-studded yearly event, the Turnpike Challenge has been a pinnacle match up of National versus West competition in the racing hotbeds of Oklahoma. Beginning at Creek County Speedway on Thursday, March 21st, the National Midgets will spar with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League for night one of four. I-44 Riverside Speedway is set to host Friday and Saturday night with Port City Raceway rounding out the Turnpike Challenge. In previous years, Christopher Bell has won all but one weekend of the Turnpike Challenge, bringing his win tally of finale night victories to a total of five. Jason McDougal took the finale the year that Bell wasn't present due to NASCAR commitments.

Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th will feature the Inaugural Kansas Midget Nationals at Humboldt Speedway, a track frequented by the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League, but in 2019 will see its first showing of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

The Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals, a fan-favorite doubleheader weekend, will kick off the month of May at Valley Speedway on May 3rd and round out the weekend with the annual appearance at the title-sponsor owned Lucas Oil Speedway, labeled the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks," on May 4th. The Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals will showcase the best of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League, and the POWRi Lucas Oil Valley Outlaw Midget Series.

The Eighth Annual POWRi Illinois SPEED Week will again host five nights of racing. A crown jewel in its own right, POWRi Illinois SPEED Week displays some of the best midget racing in the United States attracting drivers from around the world. Belle-Clair Speedway will anchor POWRi Illinois SPEED Week on Wednesday, June 12th as the opening act. The League will then head to Fayette County Speedway for night two on Thursday, June 13th and then to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, June 14th before Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 15th. POWRi Illinois SPEED Week will conclude on Sunday, June 16th at Lincoln Speedway.

What has quickly become a staple in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League schedule, Valley Speedway will again host the Third Annual Thunder in the Valley on July 12th and 13th. New for 2019, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will head to Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday, July 14th to round out the weekend.
New for 2019, the League will run alongside the World of Outlaws on Sunday, April 28th at Jacksonville Speedway. The first of three visits, Jacksonville Speedway will host a night of POWRi Illinois SPEED Week, as well as the annual Herb Barlow Memorial near the end of the season.

A fan-thrilling favorite, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League alongside the World of Outlaws in April, and again for the Iron Man weekend doubleheader on August 2nd and 3rd.

Rich in heritage and tradition, Angell Park Speedway will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League on Sunday, July 7th for the 38th Annual Pepsi Nationals. Saturday, July 6th the League will run at Fairbury American Legion Speedway before making the drive north to "The Prairie."

2019 will continue to be dotted with key events of the League's traditional schedule, including the Camfield Memorial at Macon Speedway on Saturday, August 17th, the Knepper Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway on Friday, April 26th, and the Charlene Meents Memorial on Friday, October 11th.

Returning after an action-packed inaugural showing, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will partake in the LOS Sprint Car Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway during Labor Day weekend.

Rounding out the season, Creek County Speedway will host the Season Championship/Fall Fling for both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

2019 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Thur, March 21 Creek County Speedway
Fri, March 22 I-44 Speedway
Sat, March 23 I-44 Speedway
Sun, March 24 Port City Raceway
Fri, April 5 Humboldt Speedway
Sat April 6 Humboldt Speedway
Fri, April 26 Belle-Clair Speedway
Sat, April 27 I-55 Raceway
Sun, April 28 Jacksonville Speedway
Fri, May 3* Valley Speedway
Sat, May 4* Lucas Oil Speedway
Fri, May 10 Belle-Clair Speedway
Sat, May 11 Macon Speedway
Fri, May 24* Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex
Sat, May 25* Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex
Sun, May 26* Lake Ozarks Speedway
Wed, June 12 Belle-Clair Speedway
Thur, June 13 Fayette County Speedway
Fri, June 14 Jacksonville Speedway
Sat, June 15 Macon Speedway
Sun, June 16 Lincoln Speedway
Sun, June 30 Lincoln Speedway
Sat, July 6 Fairbury Speedway
Sun, July 7 Angell Park Speedway
Fri, July 12* Valley Speedway
Sat, July 13* Valley Speedway
Sun, July 14* Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex
Fri, Aug 2* I-55 Raceway
Sat, Aug 3* I-55 Raceway
Thur, Aug 15 Fairbury Speedway
Fri, Aug 16 Lincoln Speedway
Sat, Aug 17 Macon Speedway
Sat, Aug 31* Lake Ozarks Speedway
Sun, Sept 1* Lake Ozarks Speedway
Fri, Sept 6 Jacksonville Speedway
Sat, Sept 7 Spoon River Speedway
Fri, Sept 20 Belle-Clair Speedway
Sat Sept 21 Macon Speedway
Fri, Oct 11 Belle-Clair Speedway
Sat, Oct 12 Southern Illinois Raceway
Fri, Oct 25* Creek County Speedway
Sat, Oct 26* Creek County Speedway
Fri, Nov 29 Vado Speedway Park
Sat, Nov 30 Vado Speedway Park

 

 

Red Robin to sponsor Heffner Racing and a Ryan Smith in 2019

By Justin Snyder

December 13, 2018 –

Following the tragic passing of Heffner Motorsports driver Greg Hodnett on Sept. 20 as a result of injuries sustained in a crash at BAPS Motor Speedway, many in the racing community were left to pick up the pieces.

Few were affected deeper than the owner of the race team Hodnett drove for, Mike Heffner. As the season in Central PA winded to a close and the focus in the racing scene transitioned from making laps to preparing for 2019, many race fans wondered if they had seen the last of the Heffner #27.

After months of thinking and a lot of encouragement the answer was yes and no.

With the blessing of Hodnett’s wife Sherry and after much support from the racing community, Heffner made the decision to return to the track for his 11th season as an owner. In an announcement posted to the team’s social media pages Monday, he named Kunkletown, PA standout Ryan Smith as the pilot of his entry for the 2019 season.

However, not everything would be the same. First and foremost, the team is switching from the now iconic No.27 to a No.72. A tribute Heffner noted as allowing the team to continue on while continuing to honor Hodnett.

With a new number also comes a new sponsor and a new look. While the Heffner car has always been known to appeal to the eyes with some of the coolest paint schemes over the years, this year’s car will appease to another one of the senses….taste!

Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group (LVRG), a regionally owned and operated Red Robin franchisee the serves the Lehigh Valley, Northeast PA, Southeast PA and Harrisburg communities, will be the primary sponsor for the Heffner Racing Sprint Car in 2019.

“I’m really excited and honored that they chose us to help publicize their brand and business in their venture into the sprint car racing,” said Heffner. “With a brand like Red Robin and their great food, I really think this will be a successful pairing for a long time to come.”

LVRG, which was formed in 1991 by late founder and former CEO, Stephen J. Hanzlik and a group of friends, opened their first Red Robin restaurant in 1992 at Tilghman Square in Allentown, PA. Now that group owns and operates 21 Red Robin franchises throughout the Pennsylvania footprint.

Last year, the Mechanicsburg location held multiple fundraisers for the family of Hodnett during the weekend of the Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open. After seeing the outpouring support of the local race fans and an admiration of their tight knit nature, plans were set into place to enter the sport in a sponsorship capacity.

“We decided to get involved with the local racing community due to the passion of the fans,” said Chris DeFrain, Chief Financial Officer of LVRG. “We’ve always made ourselves a part of our communities and this is another way we can get more involved.”

“We look forward to merging the passion of Sprint Car fans and the PA Posse with the passion Red Robin has for its great food, fun atmosphere and exquisite customer service,” added DeFrain.

One of the first drivers the team interviewed in their hunt for the perfect driver to represent their brand was Smith. At the time, Smith was making plans to possibly travel with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 along with local shows sprinkled in.

Once Heffner, who DeFrain had met following their fundraising efforts in 2018, made the decision to continue racing and Smith was chosen as his driver, the ‘family like’ connection was too much to pass up for LVRG and they settled on the Heffner Racing car.

“We believe the Heffner Racing team mirrors the LVRG family atmosphere and we’re really looking forward to pairing the bottomless fun of the sport of racing to our delicious Bottomless Fries,” said DeFrain.

Smith relishes the opportunity to race for a fully-funded race team and is really looking forward to representing a brand that is not only known in the Central PA surrounding area, but nationwide.

“It’s really amazing to have this kind of support behind me as I continue my racing career behind the wheel of the Heffner Racing entry,” said Smith, who has wins against the Craftsman World of Outlaws and ASCoC on his resume. “To be a part of bringing a well-known company like Red Robin to Sprint Car racing and its fans, it’s truly a sign of the times and shows just how healthy our sport is right now.”

“I’m looking forward to doing my part to get race fans eating at Red Robin and being an ambassador for them in our sport. Red Robin is known to be all about fun and between making an impact on social media and appearances at the restaurant away from the track, I think fun is exactly what this season is going to about,” added Smith.

While an exact schedule outside Pennsylvania has not been planned just quite yet and a paint scheme has not yet been completed, Heffner is already dreaming about the possibilities of representing the brand not only in the Central PA region, but across the country.

“From the outside looking in it is very easy to say that this just helps Mike Heffner and Ryan Smith,” said Heffner. “But I believe that this is a lot bigger than just our car carrying their name and that it benefits the racing scene as a whole.”

“They’re making a big commitment to our sport and I hope racing fans in Central PA are as excited as we are to welcome them to racing. This is not just a sponsor agreement, but a partnership. While we’re excited to carry that banner for them here in Central PA, with their brand recognition we have an opportunity to attract a whole new audience wherever it is we decide to race on any given night. This is a deal where I think everyone including the fans can get involved and I can’t wait to get started!”

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Parr Moving on Up

A mixed start to the 2018-19 season for Brayden Parr hasn’t prevented him from being in a front-running point standings positionafter the opening rounds of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series.

Despite a delay with the main engine for the Vic # 77 Compass Powder Coating & Metalworx / TriTech Lubricants supported Triple Xcar and the team consequently being forcedto lease an engine, Parr picked up his best performance of the season by narrowly missing out on a podium finish.

In last Saturday night’s latest Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Wangaratta City Speedway, Parr, using a loaned 360 engine from Buzzard Racing team owner David ‘Buzz’ Aldersley, managed to finish in fourth place, which avenged his previous round disappointment at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA), where he was running in podium contention only to crash out on what was a demanding track.

“It was good for the confidence to bounce back from the previous round’s disappointment and hopefully I can continue to pick up strong results in order to remain at the pointy-end of the point standings,” expressed the 20-year-old racer from the northern Melbourne (Vic) suburb of Eden Park.

“The delay with our main engine hasn’t been ideal for the start of the season, but it is what it is, and thankfully I have some fantastic supporters that are right behind me and they have been able to get me out on the track.”

One of those supporters is new car owner Clint Barker, who is right behind the team and the quest of their young driver to run at the front of the field.

“Clint has been a small supporter of mine for a few seasons now, and during the off season he stepped us as the car owner and my family supplies the engine to go into the car,” explained Parr.

“Leading up to the start of the season, it was confirmed that our engine would be delayed, so Clint was quick to organise a leased engine in order for us to not miss any racing, and my family and I can’t be more thankful for all of his continued support.”

Parr’s plans for the rest of the 2018-19 season are to contest the remainder of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series and hopefully remain at the pointy-end of the point standings battle, along with the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, the Victorian Title and then conclude the season by running the three-round Easter Trail.

Latest Eureka Garages & Sheds Series Point Standings (after four completed rounds):
1 Corey McCullagh - 1330
2 Brayden Parr - 1059
3 Jye O’Keeffe - 1024
4 Charles Hunter - 996
5 Bobby Daly - 981

Parr would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors: Compass Powder Coating & Metalworx, TriTech Lubricants, Parr Motorsports, Ace Gates, MSE Bleeders, Salt Electrical, Speckmans Auto Electrical, ABSS, KIS Corporate, Prestige Roof Tiling, and Parr Designs. He would also like to give special thanks to his mum and dad (Kim and Adrian), his younger brother Liam, who is unable to attend Brayden’s races but he gives him a lot of inspiration to do well, his pit crew Clint Baker, Marcus Green, Dennis (Pa) and Jake.

To find out more about Parr and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Brayden Parr Racing.


 

Gas City I-69 Speedway to Honor 2018 Champions

And Top Performers at Awards Banquet Jan. 12

GAS CITY, Ind., Dec. 13 – To commemorate a great season of racing and honor their 2018 track champions and top performers, Gas City I-69 Speedway officials will host a night of celebration and awards on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Eventfully Yours Event Center, 5243 S. Adams Street in Marion, Ind.

The event will honor the top-10 drivers in the five primary weekly racing classes plus the 2018 Rookies of the Year. Other special awards will also be presented and other achievements recognized.

Nearly dormant the past four seasons, the quarter-mile clay oval had a resurgence year under the ownership of Jack Himelick and the direction of new promoter Jerry Gappens.

Champions to be honored are Clinton Boyles of Lees Summit, Mo. (non-wing sprint cars), Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind. (UMP modifieds), Randy Lines of Marion, Ind. (super streets), D.J. Holt, also of Marion (thunder cars), and Eric Solms of Fairmount, Ind. (FWD compacts). The top-10 drivers in season points will be recognized with trophies in each division. In addition, the top-five drivers in each division will receive point fund bonus money. The complete point standings are posted on the speedway’s website.

In addition to awards, the event will include a cash-bar cocktail reception, dinner, door prizes, video highlights of the season and a special guest speaker from the motorsports industry. Doors will open at 6 p.m. prior to a 30-minute reception and dinner at 6:45 p.m.

The event is open to all participants, track personnel and fans, but tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tickets cost $30 each for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased online at gascityI69speedway.com or by mailing a check and the number of each type of ticket needed to the speedway, 5871 E. 500 S., Gas City, Ind. 46933.

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Dec. 14. The deadline for ticket purchases is Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Champions and track personnel will receive one free ticket. If possible, attendees should be age 7 and up.

In addition to the track’s website, more information is available by following the track on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

 

RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY JOINS WITH GENESEE TO EXPAND NEW YORK'S "EMPIRE STATE CLASSIC" TO 3 DAYS FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS IN 2019
December 12, 2018
(By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance has not only confirmed that it will return to Genesee Speedway for their two-day "Topless Nationals" in 2019, but is thrilled to announce that the second annual "Empire State Classic" will expand to three days with the addition of Ransomville (NY) Speedway on Friday night! The three Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special events will each pay $800 to-win, $160 to-start September 13-15. Additional bonuses will also be posted around the events and will be announced at a later date.

This past season, the RUSH Sprints debuted at the second annual "Topless Nationals" at Genesee, which annually features RUSH's Late Models running without their roofs along with Genesee's other divisions. It marked the first time in nine years that Sprint Cars competed at the 1/3-mile Genesee County Fairground oval located in Batavia, NY! Sixteen drivers made the trip to Genesee, which was anywhere from two to six hours away from home.

"We're excited to be able to tie Ransomville into the Genesee weekend creating a three-race 'Empire State Classic' in 2019," expressed RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We, as was Genesee, were very pleased with taking 16 cars there in our inaugural season. It was a great addition to their event and produced excellent racing."

"Jennifer Martin from Ransomville called to inquire about bringing the RUSH Sprints to their facility in 2019 and we felt like adding them to the Empire State Classic weekend was the perfect fit," explained Emig. "Ransomville is a historic facility and has hosted the nation's top touring series over the years such as the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models and Super DIRTcar Modified Series along with many regional series such as our RUSH Late Model Touring Series. Ransomville should be an excellent track for our non-wing Sprint Cars."

The RUSH Sprint Cars are coming off a successful inaugural season that saw 21 different cars compete across 11 different speedways in four states. Ransomville joins with Ohio's Raceway 7 as two new venues the RUSH Sprints will compete at in 2019. The complete schedule of events is being finalized, which is expected to be 30 or more events as drivers vie for the $5,000 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship.

One-way driver radios are mandatory with the 454.000 channel. Both tracks use the AMB/MyLaps transponders.

Ransomville Speedway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located at 2315 Braley Road, Ransomville, NY 14131. For information, check out their website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com, like them on Facebook by searching Ransomville Speedway or follow them on Twitter @Ransomville.

Genesee Speedway is located off Route 5 at the Genesee County Fairgrounds at 5056 E Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information, check out their website at genesee-speedway.com and like them on Facebook by searching Genesee Speedway.

2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints

 

 

Knoxville Raceway       Season Ticket Holders SAVE BIG!


If you're a "regular" at Knoxville Raceway, then a season ticket will save you big bucks! The below prices are good through December 21, 2018 ONLY.

Adult season tickets for the 2019 season are just $305 -- a savings of $110. The season tickets cover every event EXCEPT the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store and the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals. If seven regular shows get rained out...you're STILL saving money!

Teen season tickets are good for the same events and cost $215 -- a savings of $75.

Season parking passes are also available for $125.

For more information, visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com or call the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Order forms can be found here.
Pit Pass Punch Cards Available Now


The 2019 pit pass punch cards are now available! Save $50 for every 10 pit passes you purchase next season through this limited-time offer.

The 10-pit pass card - which allows for 10 $25 pit passes throughout the season - is available now for just $200.

This offer is good only through December 21, so call the ticket office at 641-842-5431 or click here to download the online order form.
Win this Sprint Car!


Less than 100 raffle tickets remain to win this sprint car!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is selling a limited number of raffle tickets at just $20 to win this brand new, race-ready Mach-1 chassis sprint car powered by a 410 Rider Racing Engine.

The drawing is this Friday, December 14! Order your tickets today by calling 1-800-874-4488 or by visiting www.sprintcarraffle.com.
Race Track Business Conference Outstanding Facility of the Year


In case you missed it...Knoxville Raceway was named the 2018 Race Track Business Conference Outstanding Facility of the Year last week during the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis.

This is the first time the honor has been bestowed upon a dirt track in the history of the award.

Thank you race fans, partners, drivers and teams for making this possible!

 

 

Torque Racing preps for 2019, joins forces with Pedal Down Promotions

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) December 12, 2018 – Since the final checkered flag fell on the 2018 season in late September, Josh Walter and his Torque Racing team has not backed off one bit, instead keeping the pedal down in shifting into full preparation mode for 2019.

After spending three seasons racing in the 410 Sprint Car ranks, the 14-year veteran returned to his roots in 2018 for a full-time assault on the Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car schedule.

Walter enjoyed a strong 2018 campaign finishing third in both the MSA and PDTR point standings on the strength of one A-main victory, 10 top-five A-main finishes and 17 top-10 A-main showings in 23 events.

“I thought the season started off decent,” Walter said. “We never really had any stellar pill draws, but we were able to pass cars and make the best of the positions we were put in. Around the middle of the season, I felt like the car had lost some speed and we had a few nights that we DNF'd in two heat races and one feature, which put us a little behind where we needed to be to stay competitive. We spent several weeks chasing the car’s speed issue, until we found out we had a fuel pump that was slowly retiring from racing. All in all, our team did a great job keeping the car in prime condition, giving me the best opportunity they could to win races.”

Looking ahead to the 2019 campaign, Walter has been hard at work assembling a solid foundation of sponsorship partners.

“We are looking forward to 2019,” We have many of our 2018 sponsors returning to the car so far, including JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Platinum Restoration Services, Doug's Quality Beef, Tiffany's Wildtree, Cow Pies and Full Throttle Ink. We are very excited to add several new sponsors for 2019 including Lakehouse Bar & Grill in Crystal Lake, Ruh Custom Woodworking and RC Custom Design. We are looking forward to working with our current and new sponsors to make 2019 a great season.”

Walter is especially pleased to be adding a new dimension to his racing program in 2019 as he strives to spread the word about the team’s racing efforts to sponsors, supporters and fans through a new partnership with Manitowoc-based public relations agency Pedal Down Promotions.

“I'm extremely grateful that our team was able to secure a spot with Pedal Down Promotions to utilize as our public relations, media and promotional service provider,” Walter said. “Jeff Pederson does great work and has a way of expressing racing feeling into words, I feel we as drivers don't always know the right things to say. We are looking forward to all that Pedal Down Promotions provides before, during and after the season. Jeff gives the best weekly summaries, nightly updates and seasonal write ups in our sport. This is a great opportunity for our team to provide the recognition to our sponsors and team members that they deserve.”

Walter is aiming to take on the full MSA and PDTR 360 Sprint Car schedules once again in 2019.

“As of right now, the team has been updating the chassis with the latest safety improvements, getting the engine fresh for the 2019 season and slowly organizing to prepare for racing circumstances,” Walter said. “Our plans are to race the entire MSA Sprints and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing schedules for 2019 with the same goals as last year. We want to have fun, win as many races as we can and be in the championship hunt as long as long as the cards fall right.”

Torque Racing will kick off its 2019 season on Saturday, March 2, 2019 with its annual team brat fry at Plymouth Tap in Plymouth.

Torque Racing is currently seeking additional sponsors for the 2019 season. For more information on how to get involved, contact Josh Walter by phone at 920-400-0720, email at sprint.racer12w@gmail.com or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/TorqueRacing12w.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.

2018 Torque Racing By The Numbers Total Events – 23 A Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 10 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 17 Midwest Sprint Car Association Points – 3rd Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Points – 3rd

 

 

CALIFORNIA QUARTET SETS SIGHTS ON TOPPING RUMBLE VETERANS

Rico Abreu, Annie & Toni Breidinger and Kody Swanson Enter Dec. 28/29 Event

FORT WAYNE, IN (Dec. 12) – With at least nine former Rumble in Fort Wayne feature winners already entered into this year’s 21st annual foray it would be expected that one of them would be the hands-on favorite to move into victory lane during one night of the December 28 and 29 twin bill. However, the entry roster indicates that the challenge to repeat could be heavy.

Among that list is a quartet of California drivers that have reversed the old saying of “Go West, Young Man” to “Go East” and have changed the gender to “Young Driver”. First time entrants Rico Abreu (St. Helena), twin sisters Annie & Toni Breidinger (Hillsborough) and second-year entrant Kody Swanson (Kingsburg) come into Fort Wayne’s Memorial Coliseum with hefty credentials.

Abreu has raced in multiple divisions, on varying surfaces and track sizes, but never in the tight confines of the Rumble 1/6th mile concrete oval. He viewed the event for the first-time last year when he came as a guest of the event’s all-time leading feature winner, Tony Stewart. He saw the challenge and immediately announced that he would be in the event next year.

Next year has arrived and he will be behind the wheel of one of Mike Fedorcak’s renowned ‘Munchkin’ Midgets.

His credentials include the 2014 USAC (United States Auto Club) National Midget championship, a two-time winner of the highly touted Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, has a win in the NASCAR K & N Series and multiple starts in NASCAR’s Truck Series.

The Breidinger girls have never laid eyes on Fort Wayne but bring with them strong bios. Toni is USAC’s winningest female driver and captured the Wester HPD Pavement Series title in 2016. This year her racing scope broadened as she competed in 3 races on the ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) tour. Annie has multiple West Coast Midget wins to her name and both have competed in USAC’s Silver Crown Series.

When it comes to USAC’s historic Silver Crown Series, Swanson’s name is synonymous. With his victory in this year’s Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway, Swanson not only captured his fourth National Championship (’14, ’15, ’17, ’18) but he became the Series winningest driver with 24 wins, eclipsing the long-time standard set by the colorful Jack Hewitt. He also has triumphed in the rugged Little 500 at Anderson Speedway twice (’16, ’18).

In his Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales debut last year Swanson finished 6th on the opening night and then upped that to 3rd on the closing night.

Confirmed former winners Billy Wease (5), Russ Gamester (4), Justin Peck (2), Dave Darland (2), Fedorcak (1), Jimmy Anderson (1), Derek Bischak (1), Kyle Hamilton (1) and Nick Hamilton (1) will be in force to keep the California foursome from padding their bios. The Rumble’s all-time winningest driver at nine checkered flags, Tony Stewart, is thrashing to get his Fedorcak-built Munchkin into the field as well.

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about the Rumble in Fort Wayne:

The Rumble is an annual two-day affair on a temporary 1/6th mile oval constructed on the floor of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum & Expo Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Along with the Midgets, the show features Winged and Non-Winged 600cc Midgets, Go-Karts and Quarter Midgets.

CONTACT: Larry Boos (937) 621-3208 rumbleinfortwayne@gmail.com

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2018-2019 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

FENCE UP, CLAY DOWN AS TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA IS TRANSFORMED INTO INDOOR DIRT SPEEDWAY FOR SECOND EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS; RACIING STARTS THURSDAY NIGHT (DEC. 13)

TRENTON, NJ December 12, 2018 . . . Preparations for the Second Annual East Coast Dirt Nationals continued in earnest Wednesday morning inside Trenton, N.J.’s CURE Insurance Arena. Concrete barriers and catch fencing were erected on the arena floor starting at 7 am on Monday morning to create the outside wall. On Tuesday over 60 dump truck loads of black New Jersey clay were trucked to and spread to form the track surface.

The Dirt Nationals for wingless 600 Sprints is set to begin this Thursday and Friday, December 13th and 14th with split group qualifying which includes 60 racers each day running in qualifying features events. On Saturday, December 15th, all 120 competitors will be competing for a spot in the $5,000 to win 50 lap A-Main. Racing starts at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

Slingshots will run a complete program of racing on Thursday night culminating in a 20-car, 20-lap feature. On Friday, Champ Karts are the co-feature, with the same field, same distance feature on the docket.

The same clay that produced the dustless, multi-groove surface last year has been set in place once again. It was stockpiled in a sandpit since its first use and covered to prevent excess moisture from accumulating.

Inside the building on Tuesday, Ricky Grosso with help from Chuck Palmucci were spreading the clay with bulldozers and front end loaders. The track when finished will be 18 inches in depth on the straightaways and three feet in depth in the corners where considerable banking has been added.

Freiberger Excavating of Allentown, NJ, an event sponsor, provided the heavy equipment which will also be used for the removal of the clay and fence beginning moments after the checkered flag falls Saturday night.

The event will take place in an arena that has undergone a makeover from floor to ceiling to enhance the viewing experience for race fans at this year’s Nationals. The goal has been to make the arena one of finest in the state.

This year’s schedule calls for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races for split fields on both Thursday and Friday night. On Saturday, with all 120, 600 Sprints on hand, Alphabet mains are scheduled, with racers having the opportunity to advance from G, F, E, D, C, and B, will precede the 50 lap A-Main paying $5,000 to win.

Information, including a link for advanced tickets, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available each day at the arena box office.

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IMPORTANT MEDIA NOTE: In an effort to make the securing of media credentials easier for all please go to "indoorautoracing.com" under “CONTACT US” (on the right top bar). There you will find the Indoor Race Credential Request form.

The form allows you to request credentials for all four of the indoor events (Trenton, Allentown, Atlantic City and Syracuse).

List the name, media affiliation and assignment (photographer, writer, video) and the events you would like to have credentials for. The sooner the request is received the better for all.

Credentials will be available, with proper ID, at the Media Sign-In area. Freelancers must provide proof of assignment. Infield photographers will be limited and assigned at meeting to be held in the press room prior to each day of racing.

Once the request has been reviewed, you will be notified as to who has been approved.

Thank you for your interest in the indoor auto racing events.

Len Sammons

 

 

Bruce Jr. and Bergman Pegged for Team Eights Entries at Junior Knepper 55 and Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Dec. 11, 2018) - Team Eights will operate a two-car midget team during a pair of marquee events the next month.

Tony Bruce Jr. is slated to be behind the wheel of a race car along with sprint car racing veteran Seth Bergman, who is taking the place of car owner Chad Wheeler when the team races this Saturday inside the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., during the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets and next month at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

"I have mixed emotions," Wheeler said. "I really enjoyed racing it and doing it. I felt like I didn't race them enough throughout the year to be as competitive as I wanted in the Chili Bowl. We started selling a lot of our simulators through WR1 Sim Chassis. I wanted to spend the offseason when we're not mod racing to put my focus on that. We make a race ready iRacing setup that has everything you need. We've built around 70 units since the start of last year and we'll have a booth at the Chili Bowl. We wanted a sprint car driver to fill the seat so Tony and I decided Seth would be a good option."

Saturday will mark Bergman's debut at the Junior Knepper 55. However, he has raced at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals three times and has one other career midget start.

"I want to thank Chad and Tony for the opportunity as well as Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing and Young Tool Company for their continued support," he said. "I know Team Eights has great equipment so that's a huge part of it. I haven't been able to race a midget very often, but I do feel like I've gotten more comfortable and confident each time I've been able to run one the last few years. I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out this Saturday and how that will prepare us for the Chili Bowl next month. We're using it as a chance to get some laps, but it's still a race and we want to be competitive. I have a race car so I'm showing up to a competition wanting to win."

Meanwhile Bruce Jr. is entering this weekend with a load of confidence after producing strong runs during the Junior Knepper 55 each of the last two years. He posted a career-best result of sixth in 2016 and was in contention for a top five last year before a racing incident relegated him to an 11th-place run.

"The biggest key to this is having confidence in the team and myself," he said. "I know that we have the best equipment that you can have and I have a good team working on the car and I'm confident in my driving. It's exciting to go to a place we've run well at.

"I used to look at the race in Du Quoin as kind of a test. A lot of times we looked at it as something to do to make sure everything is running properly. Now it's morphed into a race we want to try to win."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Eagle Motorsports, Hinchman Racewear, The Oil Medics, 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, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Set for First Midget Start Since Chili Bowl This Saturday During Junior Knepper 55

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Dec. 11, 2018) - Derek Hagar will make his first midget start since January this Saturday when he invades the Southern Illinois Center for the Junior Knepper 55.

Hagar, who co-owns the race car with Jonathan Proctor, last raced a midget during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals and prior to that his most recent start was during the 2017 edition of the Junior Knepper 55. The USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets event is held in Du Quoin, Ill.

"I use it as seat time and to get comfortable in the car," he said. "We had some issues last year that put us pretty far back in the features. Our goal is to go out and make the show and be as competitive as we can. We're not a big team by no means, but it'd be fun to go out there and compete with them."

A DNF in a heat race relegated Hagar toward the back of the C Main during last year's event. He maneuvered from 14th to fifth in the race before rallying from 17th to ninth in the B Main, which narrowly missed a transfer into the main event.

"I raced there back in 2009 and 2010 and there for a while we didn't run a midget until last year," he said. "I think I've ran in Du Quoin probably five or six times. The only feature I made there we were running good and I got squeezed into the wall on the front straightaway and cut a tire down.

"I think the track is smaller than the Chili Bowl. It is little, bity and flat. It's a fight for the bottom. People do get rough from time to time. It has potential of getting wild. You always have to be up on the steering wheel. I think that's what makes this race so fun. It happens so quick you never think about relaxing."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

Located in Marion, Ark., Xtreme Race Graphics creates custom graphics, banners and wraps. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeRaceGraphics.com .

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

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing and Recovery, J&J Auto Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Fragola Performance Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Showcasing Live Pay-Per-View Video From Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 11, 2018) - RacinBoys returns as the source of live video throughout two of the biggest indoor events of the year.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will offer live Pay-Per-View video of the 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout as well as the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire. Both events will be held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, which is Jan. 2-5, is expected to showcase more than 1,000 combined entries in classes that include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire is the marquee midget event of the year, bringing more than 300 of the top drivers from a variety of motor sports divisions to duke it out for the coveted Golden Driller. The event added a sixth day in 2019 and will run from Jan. 14-19.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will have live video feeds featuring multiple cameras, replays and more on the RacinBoys website throughout all three events.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $24.99 per day.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit 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.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

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/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 34th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 2-5. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

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.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

FORMER TULSA SHOOTOUT WINNER AYRTON GENNETTEN OF MISSOURI ENTERED FOR EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS IN TRENTON DECEMBER 13-15

TRENTON, NJ December 11, 2018 . . . Ayrton Gennetten, a 19 year old from Gravois Mills, MO who won the 2017 Tulsa Shootout, will be making his first start east of Ohio at the East Coast Indoor Dirt National. The third generation driver will be racing on a clay track being created on the floor of the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. The Dirt Nationals begins this Thursday and Friday, December 13th and 14th with split group qualifying which includes 60 racers each day running in a feature event. On Saturday, December 15th, all 120 competitors will be competing for a spot in the $5,000 to win 50 lap A-Main.

Racing against big fields of cars and national events is nothing new to Gennetten. When he won the Tulsa, OH Shootout in 2017 he outran a field of nearly 250 Winged Class A entries. In Trenton, he’ll be racing wingless.

Gennetten, who lives in a small town about 150 miles west of St. Louis, will drive a Bailey chassis 600cc Micro Sprint owned by Eric Orozoco from the Albany, NY area. The ride became available through Gennetten's work with Bailey chassis, a Haubstadt, IN, Micro chassis manufacturer.

Gennetten is proud of the achievements of his father Steve and grandfather Gene, both accomplished USAC Midget drivers. Gennetten is named Ayrton because his father greatly admired the driving talents of the late Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna.

After that big win, Gennetten jumped into 360 Sprint racing in the ASCS 360 Warrior Region and raced in ASCS National races when they are scheduled in the vicinity. He was named ASCS National Rookie Of The Year in his first year on the strength of one win and ten top fives in limited starts. Ultimately, he would like to have his shot at running the World of Outlaws 410 Sprint Series.

Ayrton's grandfather Gene narrowly missed winning the first Chili Bowl Indoor Midget Car race in 1987, losing out late in the race to the late Rich Vogler after the two got together. It is estimated that Gene Gennetten won over 200 features.

While new to the area, Gennetten will be racing against some familiar names to him from Sprint Car and Midget competition. Open Cockpit stars entered include Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car champion, Brian Montieth. The Williams Grove Speedway champion Lucas Wolfe has entered as has Kutztown Action track king-pins Billy Pauch Jr. and Tim Buckwalter. Tim’s cousin Steve, Scott Kreutter, Eddie Strada, Eric Heyenreich, Alex Bright, Lou Cicconi and Joe Trenca are also entered. These top drivers will be taking on stars from dirt Modified and Micro Sprint competition.

This year’s schedule calls for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races for split fields on both Thursday and Friday night. On Saturday, with all 120 cars on hand, Alphabet mains are scheduled, with racers having the opportunity to advance from G, F, E, D, C, and B, will precede the 50 lap A-Main. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

Slingshots will run a complete program of racing on Thursday night culminating in a 20-car, 20-lap feature. On Friday, Champ Karts are the co-feature, with the same field, same distance feature on the docket.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily at the CURE Insurance Arena box office.

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IMPORTANT MEDIA NOTE: In an effort to make the securing of media credentials easier for all please go to "indoorautoracing.com" under “CONTACT US” (on the right top bar). There you will find the Indoor Race Credential Request form.

The form allows you to request credentials for all four of the indoor events (Trenton, Allentown, Atlantic City and Syracuse).

List the name, media affiliation and assignment (photographer, writer, video ) and the events you would like to have credentials for. The sooner the request is received the better for all.

Credentials will be available, with proper ID, at the Media Sign-In area. Freelancers must provide proof of assignment. Infield photographers will be limited and assigned at meeting to be held in the press room prior to each day of racing.

Once the request has been reviewed, you will be notified as to who has been approved.

Thank you for your interest in the indoor auto racing events.

Len Sammons

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Evans Back on Top

Continuing what has been an impressive start to the 2018-19 season last Saturday night at Waikerie’s Sunline Speedway, Daniel Evans proved that his maiden SA 360 Sprintcar Title victory was no fluke, repeating history and recovering the mantle.

Having gotten his season underway in the best possible fashion by winning the opening All Star Series round at Mildura’s Timmis Speedway and placing third in round two, Evans’s fortune took a turn for the worse during round three when he blew an engine, but he bounced back in the best possible way duringlast Saturday night’s South Australian Title, which doubled as the fourth round of the All Star Series.

Lining up for the 30-lap feature race in pole position, the Renmark, South Australia-based driver didn’t quite get the start he was hoping for, being pipped by Mark Caruso at the drop of the green flag; however, he was in prime position to take over the lead just four laps later. Doing well to hold off second-placed Brendan Guerin, Evans didn’t miss a beat, going on to collect his second win of the season.

Not only did the victory see Evans reclaim the SA crown, after initially winning the 2016-17 season running of the event at Bordertown’s Tolmer Speedway, it also saw him maintain his front-running position in the All Star Series point standings, where he currently sits in second, just one point shy off the lead.

“I consider Waikerie to be our home track, so to win the South Australian Title here means a lot to us as a team and it’s definitely an achievement that I’m very proud of,” expressed Evans, who scored a win and a fourth-place finish in his heat races, following qualifying fourth fastest in time trials.

Giving credit where credit’s due, the 22-year-oldracer was quick to attribute this season’s success to former leading Sprintcar driver Trevor Green, who has joined the team as a crew chief and driver mentor this season.

“Having Trevor on board this season has made a huge difference to both the team as a whole and me as a driver,” enthused the SA # 44 Chris Evans Transport / Scott’s Electrical supported Maxim driver.

“The biggest improvement has been our consistency, which we’ve struggled with in the past. The fact that Trevor was a driver himself has meant that he’s been able to help me with my approach to driving, in addition to our car setup, which has been invaluable.

“I have to say a big thanks to Trevor, along with his mate Mally, who has been helping out with our tyres.”

Returning to Timmis Speedway on January 5 for the fifth All Star Series round, Evans hopes to experience more success at the track that has been a happy hunting ground for him in the past, before travelling to Simpson Speedway for the $10,000 to Win All Star Challenge on January 12.

Planning to contest approximately 25 race meetings throughout the 2018-19 season, including the Australian 360 Sprintcar Title at Kalgoorlie International Speedway in the gold fields of Western Australia on March 16, while chasing the All Star Series, Evans’s season will also consist of selected 410 Sprintcar race meetings, such as the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic), the Kings Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) and the Easter Trail, which will be fought out over three rounds at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, Borderline Speedway and Premier Speedway from April 19 to 21.

Evans would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their continued support:Chris Evans Transport, Scott’s Electrical, Lucy’s Renmark Plaza Newsagency, Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils, and Tough As Motorsport. He would also like to give special thanks tohis mum and dad Jane and Chris, his sister Lucy, Trevor Green, Mally, Scotty, Phil, and Daniel’s girlfriend Sarah.

To find out more about Evans and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Evans Family Motorsport.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Winning Start for KMS and Madsen

Krikke Motorsport and their new team driver Kerry Madsen couldn’t have asked for a better start to their 2018-19 season campaign together during last Saturday night’s Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title at the Perth Motorplex, with Madsen successfully defending the team’s crown.

With fans eager to see how things would gel between the current and four-time Australian Champion and the Bunbury, WA-based team, the combo certainly lived up to expectations, with Madsen earning the pole-position start for the feature race, after what was a consistent start to the night throughout qualifying.

While he lost out slightly at the drop of the green flag, with fellow front-row starter Jason Kendrick getting the jump on him, Madsen committed to the bottom of the track, eventually reeling Kendrick back in and taking over the lead on lap five. From there, it was smooth sailing for Madsen throughout the 30-lap distance, which went non-stop.

Settling into a good rhythm and navigating lapped traffic with ease, Madsen put his wealth of experience into practice, driving a composed race and hitting each of his marks to greet the chequered flag over 10 seconds clear of his nearest rival, defending the team’s WA Title and opening their 2018-19 season winning account.

“It’s really exciting to drive for a team like Krikke Motorsport, which has such a legacy behind it,”expressedMadsen, who first won the WA Title back in 2011.

“We weren’t putting too much pressure on ourselves during our first outing together, but thanks to Dylan (Buswell, crew chief), who did a great job during the off season, we didn’t have to change too much on the car throughout the night and it really came alive for us in the feature race to give us a great run.

“Ryan (Krikke, team manager) and the rest of the Krikke Motorsport team have really put together a great operation, which is evident in our result. It’s a really good sign heading into the rest of the season.”

Getting the WA Title campaign underway by qualifying third in time trials, Madsen went on to place second and third in his respective heat races, before clinching the win in the Gold Shootout to secure his pole position feature race start.

Off the back of their successful season debut, Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team will now travel east to Victoria where they’ll hope to back up their victory during the annual Max’s Race this Saturday night at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

“We’re looking forward to heading east this week for Max’s Race and hopefully enjoying another strong run prior to the busy Speedweek schedule over the Christmas-New Year period,” added Madsen.

“It will also be a great opportunity for us to get some laps under our belt at Premier Speedway before the Grand Annual Classic in January.”

Be sure to check out Krikke Motorsport’s new range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies ($50), hats ($30), t-shirts ($30) and raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts ($40). By popular demand, the team have also introduced t-shirts in a range of kids’ sizes ($30). All merchandise is available for purchase via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, and South West Conveyancing

To keep up-to-date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier set to make first Australian appearance since 2007

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (December 11, 2018) – For the second time in his career and the first time since 2007, Mark Dobmeier will be racing in a foreign country, albeit in a familiar seat. Dobmeier and Australian-based Kendrick Racing have teamed up once again to run this year’s USA vs Western Australia (WA) Sprint Car Speedweek.

“I’ve wanted to go back to Australia several times since my first visit in 2007 and have been in contact with Jeff Kendrick ever since,” said Dobmeier. “This year, it finally worked out where Kendrick Racing needed a driver for basically a two-week stint. We are both eager to get back together, go do some sprint car racing and have some fun.”

Dobmeier will compete in four races down under, beginning at Perth Motorplex on Wednesday, December 26th and Collie Speedway on Thursday, December 27th. Dobmeier will return to action on Saturday, December 29th at Perth, before wrapping up the USA vs. WA Sprint Car Speedweek on Tuesday, January 1st at Bunbury Speedway.

The Grand Forks native has three career wins in Australia with Kendrick Racing, with two coming at Avon Valley Speedway in Northam and one at Esperance Speedway in Esperance.

“We had a blast the last time I was over there. I was down there for about three months and raced all over Australia,” Dobmeier recalled. “At that point in my life and racing career, it was a huge opportunity for me to travel across the world and race a sprint car. Kendrick Racing treated me first class all the way last time. I’m looking forward to getting back down there and getting to race with Jason Kendrick.”

When asked of his goals heading into the WA Speedweek, Dobmeier made it simple. “Four races, four wins,” he said with a chuckle. “Jeff has top-notch equipment and they have a great setup. The last time I was there, Jason was just starting his racing career and he’s really progressed into one of the top drivers now. I think we have a good chance to be a contender and do some damage down there and maybe come away with a couple of wins.”

Dobmeier has recorded 12 wins and 15 top fives in 33 starts in 2018, including a runner-up finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at his home track, River Cities Speedway. Dobmeier will look to claim his 250th career victory in Australia. He enters the WA Speedweek with 248 A-main wins.

Upcoming Events:

Western Australia Sprint Car Speedweek

Wednesday, December 26th: Perth Motorplex Thursday, December 27th: Collie Speedway Saturday, December, 29th: Perth Motorplex Tuesday, January, 1st: Bunbury Speedway

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT LOOK IN 2019

RULE CHANGES ANNOUNCED AS SEASON IS SET TO START ON MARCH 30

ADDED ATTRACTIONS TO BE PART OF SOME SATURDAY NIGHTS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA December 10, 2018 . . . Changes have been made for the 2019 season at Grandview Speedway and Saturday night racing action will have a new look.

“The lack of participants, car counts have been declining in recent years, has forced us to remove the Late Models from the Saturday night racing action,” said track spokesperson Tina Rogers. “Over the recent years we have held meetings with the owners and drivers and listened to their ideas on how to save the division. However the car count could not support it any longer. With many teams selling out and others planning to travel the car count would be event less for 2019.

It is so sad that we have been forced to take this step as Late Models have been a big part of racing at Grandview for many years. Certainly our thanks go out to those who supported the division. It is the end of an era.”

A 10:1 compression rule replaces the old 9:1 engine rule. This change will allow Late Model owners wishing to do so to use their motors in the Modified division of competition. The maximum on a Whistler will be 10:4.

Saturday night racing will now feature the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Modifieds and Sportsman stock cars. The Sportsman division can look forward to more info on their new season as plans are being finalized. With the elimination of the Late Models track management will now be looking to add special attractions on Saturday nights and first to be signed is the URC Sprints on July 20 along with the East Coast USAC Sprints set for May 18th. As the schedule is filled in there will be a number of other special attractions.

Another change announced after a meeting of track officials and management has all Modifieds and Sportsman being allowed to use single or double conventional rub rails on the left side of their car only.

The Crate 604 Sportsman and Crate 602 Sportsman engines may now run a 750CFM Holley carburetor on gas. The carb rules can be found in the Modified section of the rule book at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

And another rule being implemented is that all Sportsman sail panels must be of equal height.

Ed Scott is available at 610.298.2408 and Cliff Quinn at 484.357.2587 should there be questions.

The 2019 season, the 57th straight season of stock car racing, is set to start with the annual free-to-the-public practice session on Saturday, March 30th at noon.

The VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial, featuring Modifieds, will be the first official night of racing action and is set for Saturday, April 6th. That race will pay $7,500 to win and $1,000 to start the race. The race remembers the man who, with his father Forrest, developed the track into one of the most successful weekly dirt short track operations in the nation. The family continues the operation of the popular facility.

Opportunities to benefit from marketing through NASCAR stock car racing at Grandview Speedway are currently available for the 2019 season. Details can be had by being in touch with Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286 or Esaxton144@aol.com. A brochure outlining all opportunities is available from Saxton.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA just a short distance off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. Check out the track website for latest information at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688.

 

 

Danny Dietrich unveils 2019 look; Florida first on agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (December 10, 2018) – ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich will kick off the new year with a visit to the Sunshine State, planning to join Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions during events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville.

If all goes according to plan, Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, who will support a brand new look during their 2019 campaign, will compete with the All Stars during all five scheduled appearances in Florida, still unsure about the World of Outlaws events at Volusia following the All Star invasion.

“We have been working hard this off-season. We are just about ready to go,” Danny Dietrich explained regarding his plans to visit Florida on January 31 – February 7. “We are really excited about how the new car looks. I can’t thank Gary Kauffman and the entire team enough for this opportunity. Hopefully we can get the new year started right and get a win in Florida.”

“I want to thank Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts for coming on board in a big way in 2019,” Dietrich continued. “This team has always been privileged with a tremendous amount of support and we are all very excited to have Big Cove join our list of dedicated partners.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will release a complete schedule in the coming weeks. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media, as well as at www.fullyinjected.com and www.dannydietrich.com.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Hickory Run Orchards, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/. Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.

STATS:
2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: FINAL
Top-5s: 33
Top-10s: 52
Wins: 10

2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, all highlighted with a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Earned win at Lincoln Speedway on 3/10 worth $3,500. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway during Sprint Spring Championship ($5,000). Earned pair of seventh place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 6-7. Picked up second win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 8. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Earned third victory of season on Saturday, April 21, at Lincoln Speedway. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Finished fifth during World Championship preliminary feature on Friday, April 27. Earned runner-up performance at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned fourth win of season on Saturday, May 5, at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second during WoO Tuneup at Williams Grove Speedway on May 11. Finished sixth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale ($10,000-to-win) at Port Royal Speedway. Earned first Williams Grove Speedway victory of the season on Friday, June 1. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes from June 7-10, three of which during All Star Circuit of Champions competition in New York. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with three top-ten finishes, one being a third place finish at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Earned three victories during PA Sprint Speedweek; two at Lincoln Speedway and one at Port Royal Speedway. Earned a combined seven top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Earned ninth victory of season from 11th during Lincoln Speedway make-up feature on Saturday, July 14. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race ($10,000) on Saturday, July 28. Finished third during Mansfield’s Great Lakes Dirt Nationals on August 11. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway during non-stop 25-lap feature on August 18. Finished sixth against All Stars at Grandview Speedway during Thunder Cup on August 23. Hard charged from 21st to finish ninth against All Stars at BAPS Motor Speedway on August 26. Finished third during Juniata County Fair opener at Port Royal Speedway. Charged from 14th to 4th during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished ninth against All Stars during Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open. Charged from 14th to sixth during Lernerville’s Commonwealth Clash (WoO) on September 22. Declared winner at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 20. Scored top-five finishes at Williams Grove Speedway on October 5; third during regular show, fifth during Al Hamilton Tribute. Finished fourth during Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic 5 on October 6. Scored trio of top-ten finishes during action on October 12 & 13; third at Port Royal Speedway, second at Lincoln, and eighth at BAPS Motor Speedway. Rallied for top-ten finish (seventh) during 51st Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

December 10, 2018 (ERIE, MI) – With PRI 2018 now a wrap, it was a great show, visiting many old friends and thanking our 2018 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP marketing partners.

SOD title sponsors Engine Pro and ARP were visited, then it was on to our friends Hoosier Racing Tire, Hoosier Tire Midwest, COMP Performance Group, King Engine Bearings, MAHLE Motorsports, MSD Performance, Rod End Supply, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Simpson Performance Products, King Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Motor State Distributing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Walker Performance Filtration, Shirt Works Racewear, DMI Racing Components, Ti22 Performance, Engler Machine & Tool, Maxim Racing, KSE Racing Products, Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, Hepfner Racing Products, and Radical Race Gear.

Again, we thank all of our 2018 marketing partners and we will continue to work hard for our partners next year through a variety of continued programs and innovative new ideas, giving them the kind of vigorous marketing partnerships they have come to expect from SOD.

Safety was a major topic at PRI and the incorporation of additional cage support was first. Sprints On Dirt strongly recommends additional cage bracing in 2019 and it will be mandatory in 2020. For anyone interested in having the bars installed, contact SOD partner Benic Enterprises at 765-573-5199.

The 2019 SOD schedule is a work in progress and, as everyone knows, SOD announces ONLY confirmed dates. Current 2019 dates are:

4/27 – Crystal Motor Speedway

5/04 – Crystal Motor Speedway (4/27 rain date)

5/11 – Butler Speedway

5/17 – Hartford Speedway

6/15 – Butler Speedway

6/28 – Hartford Speedway

7/06 – Butler Speedway

7/13 – Crystal Motor Speedway

7/26 – Hartford Speedway

7/27 – Plymouth Speedway

8/03 – Butler Speedway

8/30 – Hartford Speedway

8/31 – Crystal Speedway

9/21 – Plymouth Speedway

As we continue to work on 2019, additional speedways and race dates will be announced as they are confirmed.

The 2019 SOD rule book will be posted on the SOD website later this week. There are very few changes for 2019, the most notable is that the single-cone start/restart procedure tried at the end of 2018 will be permanent.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt/.

 

 

Kyle Offill completes sophomore season of Sprint Car racing and looks ahead to 2019

By Gary Thomas

Tracy, CA – December 9, 2018…After completing his sophomore season of Sprint Car racing Tracy, California’s Kyle Offill is now preparing for the upcoming 2019 campaign as he gets set to enter year three aboard the Country Builders Construction No. 2K machine.

This past season saw Offill utilize a few different crew chiefs throughout the course of the year and put together some of the finest finishes of his young career over the later stages. The 18-year-old full-time college student tallied career-best results at Placerville Speedway (3rd), Ocean Speedway in Watsonville (3rd), Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (7th) and with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford (9th).

“I really want to thank all our sponsors and everyone that makes it possible for Team KO Racing to compete each week,” Offill commented. “Without all of our partners and supporters it wouldn’t be possible. We had a lot of fun this past season and I feel like we grew as a team during the year. It’s all about gaining laps and I think we certainly did that by running a little more and racing at some new venues. Finishing on the podium at both Placerville Speedway and Ocean Speedway was a big highlight for us.”

After joining the team in September of last year Jonathan Allard will return as crew chief for Team KO Racing. The 2K team would also like to welcome aboard Dillon Paddock as a new crew member for the 2019 season. Offill’s plans for next year include running at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on Friday nights, along with competing full-time with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards. The team will also mix in some Winged 410 Sprint Car racing when it fits in the schedule.

“I’m looking forward to working with Jonathan Allard once again next season and adding in Dillon Paddock will be great as well,” Offill said. “We’re building a nice team over here and I can’t wait to get it all started. We’re going to be running Maxim Chassis this year with horsepower from Moyle Engines, so it should be a great combo.”

Kyle Offill Racing would like to thank Country Builders Construction, Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bacchetti Hay Service, Offill Family Farms, Octane Ink, HRP, Moyle Engines and T-Mac Motorsports for their support this season.

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The office of Noceti Group Inc. officially releases 2019 schedule for the Stockton Dirt Track

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – December 9, 2018…An action packed schedule of events for the Stockton Dirt Track has officially been announced by Noceti Group Inc. and showcases 21 nights of racing on 15 different weekends throughout the year.

The overall schedule is the most aggressive that the Stockton Dirt Track has seen since it came into existence back in 2013. Highlights include early season events showcasing a special New Year’s Day race featuring Dirt Modifieds, B-Mods, Bombers and B4 Cylinders. Winged 360 Sprint Cars will then take center stage on Saturday January 26th alongside Dirt Modifieds and B-Mods. The same program will also return on February 23rd.

The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series will open its season at the Stockton Dirt Track on March 2nd and will return for the big Champions Classic, a two-night event on August 23rd and 24th that honors the 60-year history of the series and awards $10,000-to-win/ $700-to-start the finale. The KWS-NARC Series will then conclude its campaign as usual at the 36th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson on November 2nd.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will also see four individual nights of racing, beginning with the much-anticipated Asparagus Cup on April 12th and 13th. The second annual event will pay $10,000-to-win on opening night and $15,000-to-win the finale. Each night will also be $800-to-start the feature. The SCCT Winged 360 Sprints Cars will return for the Salute to LeRoy Van Conett on July 6th and end its season alongside KWS-NARC at the 36th Tribute to Gary Patterson on November 2nd.

The traveling World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will feature two single-night events this season, starting off with the annual FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout on March 16th, followed by a Friday night show in the Fall on September 13th. Both World of Outlaws events will also showcase the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.

Numerous other events dot the schedule including the Jimmy Sills Classic over Memorial Day weekend on May 25th, the Al Parker Memorial on September 14th and Monster Truck Madness on September 27th and 28th among others.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206.

More information on the track can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt & following along on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

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2019 STOCKTON DIRT TRACK SCHEDULE

Tuesday January 1st: A-Mod’s, B-Mod’s, Bombers and B4 Cylinders

Saturday January 26th: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, A-Mod’s and B-Mod’s

Saturday February 23rd: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, A-Mod’s and B-Mod’s

Saturday March 2nd: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series season-opener and B-Mod’s

Saturday March 16th: FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NorCal Dwarf Cars

Friday April 12th: Second Annual Asparagus Cup featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards Saturday April 13th: Second Annual Asparagus Cup featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards

Saturday May 25th: Jimmy Sills Classic featuring Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midgets

Friday June 14th: B-Mod’s, Bombers and B4 Cylinders at the San Joaquin County Fair

Saturday June 15th: West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls at the San Joaquin County Fair

Saturday July 6th: Salute to LeRoy Van Conett featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magneto Wingless Tour

Saturday July 13th: Tri State Pro Stock’s, Bombers, B4 Cylinders and B-Mod’s

Saturday August 10th: AMA Motorcycle Race presented by Lodi Motorcycle Club

Friday August 23rd: Champions Classic featuring the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus C&H Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour Saturday August 24th: Champions Classic featuring the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus C&H Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

Friday September 13th: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NorCal Dwarf Cars

Saturday September 14th: Al Miller Memorial- Tri State Pro Stocks, Bombers and B4 Cylinders

Friday and Saturday, September 27th and 28th: Monster Truck Madness featuring Quad Racing

Friday November 1st: 36th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson featuring Winged 360 Sprint Cars, C&H Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and NorCal Dwarf Cars

Saturday November 2nd: 36th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series Championship Finale

 

 

Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series set to debut in the Central Valley

By Gary Thomas

December 8, 2018…Following months of discussion and planning a brand new Winged 360 Sprint Car tour is set to debut in the Central Valley next season with the “Kings of Thunder Series” ready to launch its inaugural campaign in 2019.

The Kings of Thunder Series will be held across two tracks this coming year, with eight events taking place at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford and six shows occurring at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

A total of four events will be co-sanctioned with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, including the Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare and the Cotton Classic in Hanford. The Kings of Thunder 360’s will also compete alongside the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on March 9th in Tulare.

The new series was formed between Keller Auto Speedway Promoter Brandon “Bubby” Morse and Thunderbowl Raceway events director Scott Woodhouse. The 14-race tour will feature a $10,000 total point fund during the inaugural season and allows two throwaway events for teams during the year.

“We are really excited to form this two-track series for the upcoming 2019 season,” commented Morse. “We have a great group of racers down here in the Central Valley and definitely believe this will add a boost to the Winged 360 Sprint Car programs at both Keller Auto Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway. The Kings of Thunder Series is something that we have worked on for a while and are glad to see it come to fruition. As of now there are only three total conflicts with SCCT and King of the West, which we tried to keep at a minimum.”

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway event director Scott Woodhouse shared the same sentiment. “This is certainly a positive step for all involved by tying in a Winged 360 Sprint Car point series for both Hanford and Tulare. The teams we have spoken with already are very enthused about the Kings of Thunder Series and we hope to see it grow. Co-sanctioning four of the nights with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour is a big thing as well, so we hope all the teams and fans will get behind it.”

The Kings of Thunder season will open on Saturday February 23rd at Keller Auto Speedway and concludes with a non-point Winged 360 Sprint Car “Turkey Night” event in Hanford on Saturday November 16th.

Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series 2019 schedule

Saturday February 23: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford
Saturday March 9: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare (alongside World of Outlaws)
Saturday April 20: Keller Auto Speedway
Saturday April 27: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway
Saturday May 4: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway
Saturday May 11: Keller Auto Speedway
Friday May 17: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway (Peter Murphy Classic with SCCT)
Saturday May 18: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway (Peter Murphy Classic with SCCT)
Saturday June 15: Keller Auto Speedway (with Sprint Car Challenge Tour)
Saturday June 22: Keller Auto Speedway
Saturday August 10: Keller Auto Speedway
Saturday September 7: Keller Auto Speedway
Saturday September 28: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway
Saturday October 12: Keller Auto Speedway (Cotton Classic with SCCT)
Saturday November 16: Keller Auto Speedway (Winged 360 Turkey Night non-points)

 

 

Brock Zearfoss to join Pete Grove and Premier Motorsports for 2019 All Star schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (December 8, 2018) – Making it official during the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis, Ind., Brock Zearfoss will join forces with Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports in 2019 and travel full-time with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

Zearfoss, a two-time main event winner in 2018 during competition in Central Pennsylvania, will bring former Destiny Motorsports crew chief, Shane Bowers, to turn the wrenches.

“I’m really excited for the opportunity to drive for Pete Grove. We’ve been working really hard over the last several weeks to get this race team up and running. It’s cool to finally get everything where it needs to be,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “With Shane Bowers joining our program, and with Pete Grove providing the top-notch equipment that he does, I think we have a ton of potential. Hopefully we can get the season started on the right foot in Florida.”

In addition to a full All Star Circuit of Champions campaign, Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports will enter 25-30 select programs including events with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

“We put together a pretty aggressive schedule, but the All Star championship is our main priority,” Zearfoss continued. “All we can do is take things one race at a time and work for positive results. It’s going to be a fun season.”

Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports will unveil a full schedule in the coming weeks. Fans should stay alert via social media, as well as at www.fullyinjected.com and www.brockzearfoss.com.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Berkebile Oil Company, River City Wood Products, Lumber and Things, Linc Systems, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Racing Products.

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

STATS: 2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.

2018 Top-5s: 20 2018 Top-10s: 31 2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2018 Highlights: Brock Zearfoss finished fifth during the 2018 Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 11. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway (10th) and Port Royal Speedway (6th) on March 30 & 31. Charged from 22nd to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished second during All Star sanctioned Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on April 13. Charged from 26th to 15th during All Star sanctioned Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on April 14. Earned victories at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21. Finished fifth with URC Sprint Car Series at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished fourth during Sprint Car World Championship last chance feature on Saturday, April 28. Finished 11th with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned pair of top-five finishes during Bob Weikert Memorial weekend at Port Royal Speedway. Finished sixth during Walt Dyer Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on June 7. Earned pair of fast time awards during All Star competition at Outlaw (N.Y.) Speedway and Stateline (N.Y.) Speedway on June 8-9, respectively. Earned pair of top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 15 & 16. Earned three top-five finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek (fifth, third, and second). Qualified for all three main events at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend on July 12-14; Jokers Wild, Knight Before the Kings Royal, and Kings Royal. Finished third during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 28. Won Knoxville Nationals preliminary heat race, finished tenth during Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event. Qualified for Knoxville Nationals final A-main on Saturday, August 11. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions/Destiny Motorsports debut at Lebanon Valley (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday, August 19. Finished eighth during second Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s main event at Williams Grove Speedway on August 24. Highlights Labor Day weekend with top-five finishes at Attica Raceway Park (All Stars – 4th) and Port Royal Speedway (Labor Day Classic – 2nd). Charged from 11th to fourth during Night Before The Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on September 7. Finished fourth during All Star start at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Friday, September 14. Finished tenth with World of Outlaws at Eldora Speedway on Sunday, October 14. Earned KSE Hard Charger Award at Lakeside Speedway (Kan.); advanced from 19th to 11th.

 

 

MEDFORD MAD DOG’ MIKE ILES, UNITED RACING CLUB STANDOUT EDDIE STRADA ADD SPICE TO EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS 600 MICRO FIELD; RACES SET THIS WEEKEND (DEC.13-15) AT TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA WITH FIELD OF 120 SLINGSHOTS; KARTS WILL RUN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

TRENTON, NJ December 8. 2018 . . . Dirt Modified veteran Mike Iles and youthful URC 360 Sprint driver Eddie Strada, Jr. are among the 120 drivers ready to challenge the clay track being created on the floor of the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. The event, the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 13th - 15th.

Though he has largely curtailed his outdoor racing career, Iles filed an entry for Trenton driving a car owned by Bill Drill. Iles, who lives in Medford, NJ, is a past big-block Modified champion at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway. He is also an Indoor Racing Series concrete track winner in Providence, RI, on March 6, 2009.

“I always enjoy racing indoors,” Iles, who earned the nickname ‘Medford Mad Dog’ for his fierce driving style.

“Indoor racing on dirt is a really exciting challenge.”

Iles was extremely competitive in last year’s inaugural event in Trenton before getting involved in a tangle that sent him flipping over several times. Iles, who jumped from the car quickly without injury, would love nothing better than winning the 50 lapper finale on Saturday night, the huge silver bowl trophy and a $5,000 first place prize.

Strata, of Hamlin, PA, is a third generation racer. He finished fifth in the URC Sprint 360 season standings as a rookie driver this season. Prior to that he was a heavy hitter in Micros and 305 Sprints.

Strada will be suiting up to drive a car owned and built by Mark Manieri, of Easton, PA., who has been an active and successful 600 Micro builder.

“Mark wants to give his Dirt Micro business a boost and running a car in Trenton is a good way to do that,” Strada said. “This is a car that can win. With my Micro experience, it should be an advantage.”

The First Annual East Coast Dirt Car Nationals was won by 36-year-old Staten Island, N.Y. resident Whitey Kidd, III who executed a late race pass on Alex Bright, Collegville, PA, to win the thriller over Brian Carber, New Holland, PA, Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA and Austin Quick, Etters, PA.

Many other Midget, Sprint and Dirt Modified regulars have entered the event including Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY., Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg, PA, Tim Buckwalter and his cousin Steve of Royersford, PA, Scott Kreutter of Buffalo, NY, Mike Maresca of Potsdam, NY, Billy Pauch, Jr., of Frenchtown, NJ, Matt Roselli from Brodheadsville, PA, Dominic Buffalino of Sayreville, NJ, Eric Heyenreich of Bloomsburg, PA, and Joe Trenca of Clay, NY

This year’s schedule calls for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races for split fields on both Thursday and Friday night. On Saturday, with all 120 cars on hand, Alphabet mains are scheduled, with racers having the opportunity to advance from G, F, E, D, C, and B, will precede the 50 lap A-Main. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

Slingshots will run a complete program of racing on Thursday night culminating in a 20-car, 20-lap feature. On Friday, Champ Karts are the co-feature, with the same field, same distance feature on the docket.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily at the CURE Insurance Arena box office.

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IMPORTANT MEDIA NOTE: In an effort to make the securing of media credentials easier for all please go to "indoorautoracing.com" under “CONTACT US” (on the right top bar). There you will find the Indoor Race Credential Request form.

The form allows you to request credentials for all four of the indoor events (Trenton, Allentown, Atlantic City and Syracuse).

List the name, media affiliation and assignment (photographer, writer, video ) and the events you would like to have credentials for. The sooner the request is received the better for all.

Credentials will be available, with proper ID, at the Media Sign-In area. Freelancers must provide proof of assignment. Infield photographers will be limited and assigned at meeting to be held in the press room prior to each day of racing.

Once the request has been reviewed, you will be notified as to who has been approved.

Thank you for your interest in the indoor auto racing events.

Len Sammons

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY NAMED "OUTSTANDING FACILITY OF THE YEAR" BY RACE TRACK BUSINESS CONFERENCE

Knoxville Becomes the First Dirt Track to Win Prestigious Award

WILMETTE, IL. (December 7, 2018) -- The Race Track Business Conference has awarded the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway the "Outstanding Facility of the Year" award. The plaque was presented by National Speedway Directory and Track Guide at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

"The 'Outstanding Facility of the Year' award is quite an honor for all of us at Knoxville Raceway. To be the first dirt track to win the award is even more so," said Kendra Jacobs, Marketing Director - Knoxville Raceway. "It truly takes a great team of people to make a race season and an event like the Knoxville Nationals come together. We always say that we have the best partners, the best fans, the best drivers and teams in the world and we firmly believe that. This award is something that we share with all of them."

"Knoxville Raceway continues to lead the pack of short tracks. The exciting racing and legendary community hospitality attracts race fans from around the world each August for the Knoxville Nationals. We are pleased to recognize their efforts" said Tim Frost the organizer of the event.

The previous award winners were the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 2013, NCM Motorsports Park - 2014, Daytona International Speedway - 2015, Charlotte Motor Speedway - 2016, and Gateway Motorsports Park - 2015.

 

 

Another Trio of World Series Stars to Contest The Classic

World Series Sprintcars is set to invade Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on two occasions during the ultra-tough Speedweek part of the series, but that hasn’t stopped three of the National Touring Series contracted stars from locking in for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic later in January.

With QSS World Series Sprintcars in action on December 29 and January 1 in Warrnambool and the now traditional heart-starter for the Month-of-Money – Max’s Race – scheduled for December 15, Sprintcar fans are going to be spoilt for choice.

Contracted World Series Sprintcars drivers Jye O’Keeffe, Jason Pryde and Mitch Wormall are also amongst the most recent batch of entries for the 47th running of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Warrnambool’s O’Keeffe has been in exceptional early season form, except for a racing incident at Mt. Gambier’s Borderline Speedway. His car speed has been plentiful with the pilot of the KRE powered Maxim, probably unfortunate to not having broken through for a feature race win.

As always a ton of local support is backing the GJ Gardner Homes V42 entry, with the likes of Mortlake Roadhouse, Morton Power Services, Westvic Sheds, G & H Distributors, Willie’s Manufacturing Industries, Southern Hydraulics & Rubber, API Plumbing, Merri Aluminum and Windows, O’Shannassy Motorsport, Thomo’s Race Graphix, Autosmart, G & C Forestry, Okely Contracting, Gulf Western Oil, Atlas Concreting and Warrnambool Powder Coating all on board.

O’Keeffe finished the 2018 Classic with an 8th place finish in B-Main 1.

A pair of Western Australian’s in Jason Pryde and Mitch Wormall will also make the long trek East for World Series Sprintcars before a date with the best of the best at the Classic.

Pryde who completed his 2018 Classic with a seventh-place result in the first of the two Sunday night C-Main’s will again campaign a Kistler powered Cool Chassis for his sponsors Austwide Communications, AMPT Services, Miniquip, Industor, IBRP, Harding’s Fine Confectionery and Suncity Plumbing.
Wormall, who in 2017-18 formed an imposing two car team with 2018 Speed Sports News Challenge (Knoxville Raceway) Domenic Scelzi, will head out on the road as the sole Wormall Motorsport driver.

As with any team committing to making the trek across the Nullabor a strong and loyal band of supporters are on board headed up by Wormall Civil and supported by Brooks Hire, Mayday Services, Valvoline, Fuel Distributors WA, MJB Industries, F45 Training Mandurah, Australian Civil Haulage, West Coast Rewind and Clark Equipment.

Having gained more seat time during the Australian winter in the US, Wormall will be looking to break his way into the 24 car A-Main field, having finished 18th in B-Main 2 last January.

A duo of South Aussie and Windsor Downs NSW, Mick Saller will also be a part of the Classic action.

Saller, in the MSP Shopfittings, Mega Cash, KRGS Roller Doors and Grills and Lucky Bling N56 car, will look to improve on a 12th place finish in C-Main 2 from the 46th edition of the Classic.

Having just missed the transfer from the B-Main to the A-Main in 2018, Brock Hallett is one driver that is certainly great to watch with his preference for the high line going hand in hand with his throttle stomping, all guns blazing racing style.

The beautifully presented S13 Triple X comes with a full book of sponsors including Bunyip Print, Allan Miller Transport Training, Castrol, Finish Line Media Australia, Taylor Made Wings, Butch Bennett Crash Repairs, Steve Wickes Powder Coaters and Maxwill Race Engines.

Brock’s fellow South Aussie, Lisa Walker is another crowd favorite who continues to show great car speed and a capacity to learn every time she straps into the S4 Maxwill Race Engines powered Triple X.

Lisa’s sponsors include Devil Race Karts, Action Line Marking, Backstreet Traders, Adelaide IVECO, North East Isuzu, Trev’s Removals and Ennis-Flint and with a 17th place finish in B-Main 1 in 2018, she will be another looking for a better qualifying effort to kick start a potentially massive Classic weekend.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

S.A 360 Title time
After a two weekend layoff the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series head to the Riverland region of South Australia for RD4 at Sunline Speedway, Waikerie this Saturday night. “Over the past 3 shows we have travelled to S.A, Victoria & N.S.W all following the Murray River and are now heading back into SA again. These shows are all part of our West Coast Concreting King of the River mini-series. Yes it’s a bit of travelling but we hope the couple of weekends off have given all our teams a chance to freshen up and catch up on whatever needed catching up on.” Mandy Searle says.
Saturday night’s show will also incorporate the South Australian 360 Sprintcar Title and with a $1500 purse for the winner, second paying $1100 and third $900 it is pretty good incentive for the teams. “The South Australian Sprintcar Club have sourced additional sponsors for the show and thanks must be given to All States Auditing & Accreditation and Maxwill Racing Engines for coming on board to help out.” says Searle.
Michael Tancredi’s V29 is showing a lot of speed under the wing of Crew Chief Guru Tony Bartlett will have his second run at Sunline. Tancredi has been on the podium twice already but he would love to take out the South Australian Championship and add to his collection of State title wins. Mark Caruso has slotted his 360 back in after running his 410ci engine last weekend at Murray Bridge. Caruso’s calculated driving style ensures he is always at the front of the field at the end of the feature. SA44 Daniel Evans is another that has shown increased speed this season and was unfortunate not to finish with engine failure while easily leading at Heartland in RD3. Hard charging Brendan Guerin’s SA96 is quite capable of winning, the same goes for SA90 Michael Lovegrove. West Australian Jamie Landrigan and crew have made the trek across the Nullarbor to compete again. Landrigan actually lives in Port Hedland so it’s a long 4,000k trip for them. Landrigan ran last season at Waikerie and liked the little track so has made the trip back. Don’t rule out James Wrens V16, Jarman Dalitz SA95, Cody Atkins SA69, SA42 Jamie Hendry, SA8 Terry Pitt just to name a few more.
A strong field of 18 cars will test their skill around the small 360mtr track and with it being 12 months since they last raced their no one will have a home track advantage. This is the opening show for Sunline for the season and they can be assured that the All Stars will put on some close and exciting racing for the night.
Racing from 5.00pm Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. SA
The stars

 

Tim Kaeding and R&B Company Back With Josh Bates Motorsports in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA: Proving to be a potent combination in 2018, Josh Bates Motorsports in excited to announce that California favorite, Tim Kaeding will return to the seat of the No. 42x machine in 2019 as the team will look for another SCCT Team Championship as well as the Driver Championship with the San Jose, CA native.

“I am really excited to get back in the No. 42x machine in 2019,” TK said. “We had a great year in 2018 up until I got hurt, but the guys stayed the course, worked hard, and still captured the SCCT Owner’s Championship. I think we can have a good year and be in the mix again this season.”

The early plan for Bates Motorsports will to contest the 2019 Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championship, a schedule that boasts some high paying and marquee events. When the SCCT is off, the team will compete in other marquee events around the region and TK will fill is schedule with some other opportunities just as he did in 2018.

Aside from the return to TK to the No. 42x machine, the team is also pleased to welcome back primary sponsor, R&B Company. After a successful first season together, both parties are thrilled to get 2019 underway.

“We are excited to get back on board with Josh Bates, the team, and Tim Kaeding,” Roger Hamilton of R&B Company said. “It wasn’t something we planned on doing last year, and it just worked out with us putting a deal together to come on board, and we eventually brought some of our partner vendors aboard as well. In fact, we are excited to get Clow Valve with the team this year as well.”

To keep up with R&B Company and give them some support, follow them on Twitter @RBPipe.

“I am super excited to have Roger Hamilton and everyone with R&B Company back on board in 2019,” Kaeding added. “Looking forward to having some more fun with everyone that’s associated with this team and can’t wait to get going again after having last season cut short. I think we have the makings to another great year with Heavy D on the wrenches and Dave Haver tuning on our engine.”

TK and Josh Bates Motorsports would like to thank R&B Company, Dan Ewart Sales, ADS, Vinyl Tech PVC Pipe, Hodell-Natco Industries, Star Pipe, LRV, VSR, Performance Powder Coating, ART, Hunt Magnetos, and Citrus Heights Mower for their continued support.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with TK by following him on Twitter @TKaedingRacing.

 

 

Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders To Expand Schedule in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA- Having immense success together in the 2018 season in which they captured four feature event wins in less than 10 starts together, Justin Sanders and Dale Miller will expand the schedule in 2019 as the Aromas, CA pilot will take the reigns of the potent No. 4SA machine upwards of 30 times.

“Last year we had more races scheduled together but weather at the start of the year really messed our schedule up,” Justin Sanders said. “Once we got going, we were really good together and I am excited to work with Dale and Tara Miller much more in 2019.”

As schedules continue to get finalized across the state of California following last weekend’s workshop, Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports will soon have an actual plan but the goal is run together between 25-30 times throughout the Golden State.

“I have been pretty fortunate to have some great opportunities over the course of my career,” Sanders added. “I am really looking forward to seeing what we can do as a team in what is shaping up to be a much more expanded schedule for us.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Auto, RedHawk Casino, Dale Miller Septic, Inc, El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Fabrication, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 21, Wins- 4, Top-5’s-8, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports has completed the 2018 season.

 

 

World of Outlaws visit Wilmot Raceway for the Badger 40 in 2019 on July 13

WILMOT, Wisc. — December 4, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will visit Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin again in 2019 on Saturday, July 13 for the Badger 40. The event will mark the series sixth visit by “The Greatest Show on Dirt” to the fairgrounds oval in Southeast Wisconsin.

Brent Marks picked up his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at Wilmot Raceway this past season. The native of Myerstown, Pa., did it in dominant fashion, lapping all the way up to the ninth-place finisher.

David Gravel ripped off three straight wins at Wilmot in 2014, 2016 and 2017, before having that win streak snapped by Marks this year.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series raced for the first time at Wilmot Raceway in 2006, with Mark Dobmeier, who was filling in for Brooke Tatnell, scoring his first-career series win in one of the most thrilling events in series history. Dobmeier edged Jeremy Campbell and Daryn Pittman by mere inches in a thrilling last lap battle for the win. Each driver led at one point during the final lap, with Campbell ending up second and a spinning Pittman crossing the line third.

Pittman would make up for that near-miss when the series returned to Wilmot in 2008. He traded the lead a couple of times with Chad Kemenah in the first half of the race, before pacing the final 19 circuits to score the win.

This past season, Donny Schatz claimed his 10th World of Outlaws championship on the strength of 22 wins. Brad Sweet finished second in points and racked up a career-high nine wins, with David Gravel in third, Pittman in fourth and Shane Stewart in fifth.

Logan Schuchart, who won two races in 2018, was sixth in the standings, with Sheldon Haudenschild, who had five victories in seventh. Ian Madsen, the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, was eighth in the standings, with Brent Marks, who won three times, in ninth and Kraig Kinser in 10th.

Ticket information for The Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, July 13, 2019 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Bernal Joining Swindell Motorsports for Chili Bowl and Swindell MediaLab Announced as Newest Venture for Swindell's

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Dec. 5, 2018) - Ryan Bernal has been tabbed to pilot the Swindell Motorsports No. 39 midget during the upcoming Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

The 33rd edition of the marquee event will be held Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Bernal produced his career-best run during the most recent Chili Bowl when he charged from 23 rd to a fifth-place showing.

"We're excited to have Ryan in a car for the team during the Chili Bowl," said Kevin Swindell, who powered the No. 39 to four straight Chili Bowl wins from 2010-13. "Ryan is one of the premier midget racers and he is coming off a tremendous performance at the Chili Bowl so we're all anticipating a great outing next month."

Here is a link to watch the video announcing Bernal as only the second driver besides Swindell to compete in the famed Swindell Motorsports No. 39: https://youtu.be/KU_n0zU9FkU .

The video was created by Swindell MediaLab, which is a subset of Swindell SpeedLab. Swindell MediaLab can produce car designs, still and motion graphics, driver/sponsor videos and all things video among other media and graphic aspects, offering the opportunity for anyone to work with the creative minds behind SpeedLab.

"We work closely with Dylan Schiebel, who has worked on our graphics and videos in recent years," Swindell said. "A main goal of Swindell MediaLab is to grow Swindell SpeedLab as well as bring light to someone who is very talented at what they do behind the scenes."

Additionally, Swindell MediaLab will offer brand management and e-commerce consulting through Jordan Swindell.

For more information about the graphics side of things, email Kevin@SwindellSpeedLab.com. To learn more about brand management and e-commerce consulting, email Jordan@SwindellSpeedLab.com .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner Trucking has been an integral part of our program at the Chili Bowl for a long time," Swindell said. "We appreciate the support and partnership that John and his team bring to our program."

Swindell would also like to thank South Bay, Mike Curb and Curb Records, High Performance Lubricants, DKW Transport, Premier Truck Group, Rossie Feed & Grain, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series will break new ground next season with a stop at Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie Speedway on June 15.

The three-eighths-mile Erie County oval will welcome the winged 410ci asphalt sprint car series for the first time amid the busy midsummer stretch that traditionally determines the championship contenders each year.

Next year’s appearance by the Must See Racing sprint cars will mark the first time the open-wheel division has raced at Lake Erie Speedway since the mid-2000s, when the Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series hosted an event at the facility.

The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will pair with Must See Racing to co-headline the event card.

“Jim (Hanks, Must See Racing president) and I have been working together for quite a while to make this happen, and we think it will definitely bring an extra level of excitement to the summer event that we’ve held with the Race of Champions modifieds that wasn’t there before,” said track operations manager A.J. Moore. “It’ll be one heck of a show and a very unique ticket.

“Fans should circle this event on their calendars and make plans to come out to Lake Erie Speedway on Father’s Day weekend.”

The Lake Erie date will mark the first of two stops in the Keystone State for Must See Racing in 2019. The tour will return to Pennsylvania in September for the David D. Mateer Tribute at Jennerstown Speedway.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lake Erie Speedway to our 2019 calendar and thank A.J., (track presidents) Donald Prischak and Daniel Prischak and all the staff who have helped to make this addition possible,” said series president Jim Hanks. “We look forward to seeing the ‘World’s Fastest Short Track Cars’ invade Lake Erie next season and putting on an entertaining show for our passionate race fans.”

Lake Erie is the third new track for Must See Racing in 2019, joining previously-announced debuts at North Carolina's Ace Speedway in March and New York's Hillside Buffalo Speedway in July.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Scelzi Family Featured During Performance Racing Industry Event

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2018) - The Scelzi Family is heading east this week to attend the Performance Racing Industry trade show, which will feature a special moment for Dominic and his father, Gary.

The spectacle, which runs Thursday through Saturday inside the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, welcomes insiders from all aspects of racing. In addition to the trade show, where businesses showcase their services and products, numerous events are sprinkled throughout the week.

Dominic Scelzi will receive a unique ring to honor his SPEED SPORT World Challenge victory last summer during the famed Knoxville Nationals. The ceremony will be held at the SPEED SPORT booth (No. 4928) on Thursday at noon.

"Winning the SPEED SPORT World Challenge during the Knoxville Nationals was a dream come true and was the biggest victory of my career," Scelzi said. "I'm extremely honored that SPEED SPORT is giving me a ring to commemorate the special moment."

Gary Scelzi will be featured on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in a special episode of Legends: The Series, which is a series created by CompetitionPlus.com Founder and Publisher Bobby Bennett. The series has showcased numerous drag racing legends and this Friday will honor Scelzi, who won four NHRA championships during his drag racing career.

"I'll get up there and talk for a few minutes and then they'll play a video about my life," he said. "It's a special honor for Legends: The Series to dedicate an episode to my life."

In addition to the special moments for Dominic and Gary, Giovanni Scelzi will also be on hand as the family will meet with and thank sponsors.

"We want to invite all of our sponsors who support Gary Scelzi Motorsports and my sons, Dominic and Giovanni, to celebrate these events with us this week," Gary Scelzi said. "The PRI show is always a great time and we're looking forward to seeing a lot of people who support our team."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSORS -

Scelzi would like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Weld Wheels, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

DHR Suspension Clients Record 89 Victories and 11 Championships

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Dec. 5, 2018) - DHR Suspension clients combined to win 89 feature races and 11 championships during a stellar 2018 season.

Jordon Mallett led the way with a career-best four championships, including his second straight USCS Series national title. He also won the USCS Deep South Thunder, Mid-South Thunder and Southern Thunder championships.

Shone Evans picked up the crate sprint cars title at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the first time. Evans also claimed the Action Sprint Tour championship.

Channin Tankersley recorded his third ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the last five years.

Lance O'Brien powered to the stock car title at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Brad Bowden was victorious in the 305ci winged sprint car championship standings at Riverside International Speedway.

Steven Parker earned the Riverside International Speedway 600cc mini sprint title.

Chad Jones captured the Mid-South Sprint Car Association championship.

To learn more about the benefits of partnering with DHR Suspension, message http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for approximately a decade.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

Chad Boespflug to Join Eberhardt Zirzow Racing in 2019

Lebanon, IN December 5th, 2018 - Relationships often rekindle after spending time apart, the same goes in racing. After spending time apart Chad Boespflug and Eberhardt Zirzow Racing have come together again and we are pleased to announce that for the 2019 Season Boespflug will drive the EZR #98e non wing sprint car.

"It's great to be back with Chad, we had an incredible year in 2016 season, with some major wins. In 2017 that same success was hard to find, so we went our separate ways. 2018 brought change for EZR with Kyle Cummins as our driver, with an up and down year. We were forced to part ways at the end of the season due to Kyle's work schedule. Chuck Eberhardt, Co Owner of EZR, and I would like to thank Kyle and his family for a fun year. We felt it was no better time to team back up with Chad than now. We at EZR are extremely happy to be able to go back home to a fit where we felt everything worked as one before. We have learned from our time apart, but feel we benefit each other and are confident we can once again find the chemistry that leads to results on the track. We are hopeful we can take our success from 2016 and just turn the 6 around to a 9 and strike success again." - Fred Zirzow, Co Owner of EZR, expressed about the decision to race Boespflug full time in 2019.

"I'm excited to race with EZR this season. Joining efforts with them again as in 2016 really takes a lot of burden off of my shoulders. Things went sour in 2017 and I am very fortunate to be back with them this year. We are still searching to find a Crew Chief to complete our team for the 2019 season." - Chad Boespflug

EZR will begin the 2019 Season at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL during the USAC Winter Dirt Games in February. Following their trip south EZR plans to race USAC National Sprint Car Events and select other races this year. A full schedule of events will be released at a later date. Follow Chad Boespflug Racing via social media outlets to stay up to date throughout the season.

"Our goal is to race for wins and not focus on points. We look forward to starting fresh in Florida." - Fred Zirzow

Supporting Partners: Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Competition Driveline Services, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lex Burritt Inc., Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs,RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

 

 

AJ FLICK WINS ONE OF A KIND CHILI BOWL OPPORTUNITY

INDIANAPOLIS (December 5, 2018) -- Mt Baker Vapor and Landon Simon Racing have officially named Pennsylvania driver AJ Flick winner of the MBVDirt campaign’s grand prize, a free ride at the 2019 Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Flick will pilot the second entry out of the LSR stable beside driver and team owner Landon Simon.

“The MBV Dirt campaign was enduring, but exciting,” said Flick. “It kept me on my toes over the course of four months to make sure I was representing Mt Baker Vapor, MBVDirt, and Landon Simon Racing in the best and most efficient ways possible.”

MBVDirt was launched this past summer as a social media campaign designed to give back to drivers and race fans across the country. Drivers registered at mbvdirt.com and received a packet in the mail with an MBVDirt decal to run on their cars and a short list of requirements to remain eligible throughout the remainder of the season.

Throughout the campaign, drivers won prizes from companies like STIDA, DRC Chassis, DMI/Bulldog Rearends, and High Side Design. Fans who registered on the website and participated on MBVDirt social media channels were eligible to win prizes from Cold Hard Art, Mt Baker Vapor, Jackslash TV, POWRi War Sprints and LSR. Drivers who remained eligible throughout the campaign were then entered into a fan vote to decide the winner.

“I am extremely grateful for every single person who cast a vote to send me to the Chili Bowl. It is a dream come true and to partner with an established team such as LSR gives me high hopes for my first Chili Bowl entry. I am excited to race and ready to learn. It will truly be an amazing eye-opening experience,” Flick added.

The goal of this campaign was to continuously bring awareness to companies such as Mt Baker Vapor by giving the means necessary for people to stop smoking. Given the presence smoking has in the racing community, it's very important to reach drivers, crew members, fans, and their friends and family.

“I wanted to create a true opportunity for drivers nationwide and spread awareness in the process. In a sport where ‘opportunity’ is often bought, we wanted to reward hard work and dedication. AJ earned his seat every step of the way. I am very excited to work AJ in Tulsa and hope this campaign encourages drivers to continue working toward their dreams,” said Simon.

Check out the campaign at MBVDirt.com and the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc-CRWywUus

Mt Baker Vapor came on board with Landon Simon Racing in 2014 with the goal of educating smokers on the benefits of vaporizing nicotine as opposed to smoking tobacco and has remained a true partner and supporter of dirt track racing throughout the years.

From an economic standpoint, Mt. Baker Vapor makes ecigarettes very cost effective. By switching to ecigarettes you’ll usually spend less than half of what you used to spend on tobacco-filled cigarettes. An economical starter kit includes batteries, atomizers, cartridges, charger and liquid nicotine for less than the price of a carton of generic cigarettes.

Mt. Baker Vapor offers nicotine dosages ranging from extra strong, to mild, to no nicotine content at all. You can choose from hundreds of juice options, including specialty flavors, or create your own at www.mtbakervapor.com

For press inquiries or more information on the MBVDirt campaign, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com

About Mt Baker Vapor
Facebook – Mt Baker Vapor
Twitter - @MtBakerVapor
Instagram – MtBakerVapor

About Landon Simon Racing
Facebook – Landon Simon Racing
Twitter – @LandonSimon24, @lsr_racing
Instagram –@landonsimon24, @LSR_Racing

 

 

State 360ci Sprintcar Title Set For Sunline

Sprintcar racing returns to the Sunline Speedway in the Riverland town of Waikerie this Saturday night (December 8) with the running of the 2018/19 South Australian 360ci Sprintcar Championship. The event has attracted one of the biggest State Title fields in several years with 18 nominations with drivers from four states set to battle it out at the tight Sunline venue.

The meeting will also double as Round 4 of the Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers Allstar Sprintcar Series so the event has more than just a title on the line.

Of the 18 drivers only two have tasted victory in the South Australian 360 Title with Mark Caruso and Dan Evans previously holding the covered SA#1. Both Mark and Dan have been in good form this season, especially Evans who has a feature race win at Mildura and was leading at Moama until an engine failure.

But the field also includes Geelong resident Michael Tancredi who is a two-time Victorian Champion and Matt Egel, who will drive the Geoff and Michael Brown owned #52, who has secured two open State Championships.

Joining the list of potential winners will be current SA #2 Brendan Guerin from Broken Hill (NSW), Michael Lovegrove, who was the runner-up at the last feature held at the Sunline Speedway, Victorian veteran Phil Lock, regular 410ci racer Terry Pitt, Jarman Dalitz and Jamie Hendry.

The real wild card could be Western Australian Jamie Landrigan, who recorded a top 5 at the Sunline Speedway at his last appearance, and with his recent seat time in both Darwin and Perth could see him return home with the Championship.

As the event approaches Sprintcar SA President Danny Holden is excited about the prospect of a great night of open wheeled racing and was full of praise for the way the event has been organised.

“We are really happy to be able to incorporate our State Title with the Allstars which gave an added incentive for the drivers to attend. Mandy and her team put on a great show. I must also thank the drivers for their attendance at the fundraising BBQ we had at Mitre 10 to raise the additional prize money for the Title and last but not least a huge thankyou to Rob Stevens and Jenny Lemar, for taking on the title at short notice and for their support of Sprintcars SA for holding two 360ci events and a 410ci show” added Holden with great enthusiasm.

The event will include hot laps, Time Trials, two rounds of heats, a pole Shuffle and the 30-lap championship final.

Gates open into the venue at 3pm with on track action commencing from 5pm. Adult tickets are just $20, Concessions $15, Families $45 and Kids $5.

The official entry list for the 2018/19 South Australian 360 Sprintcar Title - (18)

VA2 Boyd Harris
V4 Phillip Lock
S7 Terry Pitt
S16 Jack Gartner
V16 James Wren
V29 Michael Tancredi
W30 Jamie Landrigan
S33 Mark Caruso
V33 Michael Holt
S42 Jamie Hendry
S44 Daniel Evans
S52 Matt Egel
S69 Cody Atkins
S90 Michael Lovegrove
S91 Mike Fox
S95 Jarman Dalitz
S96 Brendan Guerin
S98 Cheian Perrett

Release by Phil Michell Motorsport Media for Sprintcars SA

Pmmedia78@hotmail.com

 

 

White Sees Progress During Second Straight Season on Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Dec. 3, 2018) - Progress is the best word to describe the 2018 season for Harli White.

White surpassed her Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com marks from last season when she became only the third woman to ever complete a full season on the road with the series. Her two top fives and 10 top 10s in ASCS National Tour competition this year were both career bests. She also recorded a career-best runner-up result with the series.

"For the first time on the ASCS National Tour I was a contender for the win," she said. "That was the biggest highlight being able to race for the lead and finishing in the top three and top five. More than anything it got my confidence up.

"The gains from last year to this year showed and hopefully we can continue that trend next year and compete for wins consistently."

White noted the opportunity wouldn't be available without the support of her sponsors throughout the season.

"We have a lot of great sponsors who provide us the opportunity to race across the country," she said. "I'm grateful for each and every one of them and it's our goal to continue to progress."

White will stay busy throughout this offseason as she ventures to Australia for the second time in her career.

"I'm really excited for the opportunity," she said. "Plus, it's a big deal for any driver to stay in the seat all offseason. To come out of our car and get into another car before next season starts should help so you're not struggling to knock the rust off once the 2019 season begins."

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 19 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 35 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc.

Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., is an oilfield truck hauling business located in Lindsay, Okla.

"Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., which is owned by my dad, has been going for 20-plus years," Harli White said. "My dad works very hard. He is my main sponsor so I can't thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., enough for the enormous support."

White would also like to thank CatSpot, Nattress Construction, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, All Star Performance, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Inc., Tommy Thompson Motorsports, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Bonsey’s Career-Best Night

Continuing to make gains in 410 Sprintcars throughout the 2018-19 season, Kristy Bonsey reached new heights last Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, coming one spot shy of the podium in fourth.

Achieving a major milestone back in July when she clinched her maiden feature-race podium at Cairns International Speedway, the next step for Bonsey was building on her consistency in order to work towards the pointy-end of the field at Archerfield Speedway, where each race meeting generally attracts the state’s leading racers.

Making great strides towards this goal so far this season, Bonsey has progressively improvedher consistency, most recently crossing the feature-race finish line in 11th and ninth during her last two outings at the Brisbane venue.

Heading into last Saturday night’s sixth East Coast Logistics Series round, the Jimboomba, Qld-based racer was thrilled to find herself through to the Top 8 Dash for the first time in her career by virtue of qualifying 15th in time trials andimpressively winning both of her heatraces, which had her sitting seventh in points.

Starting the 30-lap feature race from position eight, Bonsey quickly moved forward aboard her Qld # 42 Total Parts Plussupported Eagle car, taking over fourth place after lap three. Despite slipping back to fifth in the middle stages of the race, Bonsey maintained her composure and managed to regain her position, greeting the chequered flag just off the podium in fourth.

“We are really pleased with how this season is turning out for us so far and last Saturday night’s result is a great confidence boost heading into the busy part of the season,” the 24-year-oldenthused.

“We can see that our consistency is definitely improving, so we will continue focusing on that in order to avoid the B mains and qualify directly into more feature races throughout the rest of the season, which will hopefully help us work towards our goal of a top-10 finish in the East Coast Logistics Series point standings.”

Returning to Archerfield Speedway for this Saturday night’s seventh East Coast Logistics Series round, Bonsey is hoping to experience a similar result, which will no doubt bolster her further heading into the busy Christmas-New Year period, which will see the World Series Sprintcars visit the track on January 4, 5 and 9, followed by the Australian Championship over the Australia Day long weekend (January 26 and 27).

Bonsey would like to thank her 2018-19 season sponsors: Total Parts Plus, Russell’s Race Engines, Pro Powder Powdercoating & Sandblasting, and Stroud Homes. Special thanks must go to Bonsey’s dad (Russell), along with pit crew memberAsh.

To find out more about Bonsey and her team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Kristy Bonsey Motorsport.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Offering Sponsored Special Edition Driver Suits Through K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Dec. 3, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions is partnering with K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports to offer a limited number of special edition driver suits.

The custom suits, which are SFI 5 Nomex, will be offered at a discounted rate and a special press release package with free PR will be included for any driver selected to take advantage of the opportunity. The driver suit will showcase the ILP logo, but also has earmarked areas for a driver's primary marketing partners on each suit.

"I was stuck in a fire in my sprint car for approximately 30 seconds while wearing one of these driver suits," sprint car driver Ryan Bowers said. "The suit did its job and I wasn't burned at all. The quality of the suits is top of the line and we're proud to work with Inside Line Promotions on a special edition suit that looks great, is comfortable and most importantly is safe."

Drivers don't have to be Inside Line Promotions clients to inquire about the opportunity.

"K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports is helping to provide a great opportunity and we're happy to work together in an area that is an integral part of safety in motor sports," Inside Line Promotions Founder Shawn Miller said. "This opportunity will benefit the drivers because they will receive a top-level, custom race suit at a discounted price. It benefits K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports by showcasing their products to new clients. And it benefits ILP by putting our logo on the chest of a limited number of selected drivers. This is a win for everybody involved."

To learn more about the opportunity, email Miller at Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insidelinepromotions

 

 

Steve Poirier Crowned a Record Tying Eight-Time Lucas Oil ESS Champion.

Over $90,000 was Handed out at the Annual Awards Gala.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – On Saturday night, December 1, a sold out Hambletonian Room at the luxurious Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel honored Quebec’s Steve Poirier as he captured the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) 35th Anniversary Tour championship. The title was his eighth of his ESS career and now tied him with Mike Woodring for the most championships in the sprint car organizations history.

Poirier took home $9,398 from the $90,417 payout which included a record $60.125 in cash. A total of 24 different drivers took home from the point fund after a very successful 2018 season.

Not only did Poirier receive accolades from his overall Lucas Oil championship but he was also crowned the 1000 Islands RV Centre Canada Tour Champion, he won the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series and the Danny Willmes Lap Leader title as well. Other point fund champions included Jason Barney for winning the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour, Danny Varin captured the Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek and E&V Energy point titles, Shawn Donath was the Cobra Coaches Dash Series champion with Billy VanInwegen the Insinger Performance Fuels Hard Charger.

The driver of the familiar #28FM won nine A-Main events during the year but the title fight between Poirier and Barney came right down to the final point event with Poirier edging the 2017 champion by a mere 25 points. For Barney, who took home $7,373 from the banquet, it was his fourth runner-up finish in the points which shows his tour consistency.

Many special awards filled the agenda for the night. The Outstanding New Comer Award went to VanInwegen who finished fifth in points in his first year on the Lucas Oil Tour. The Lane’s Yamaha Rookie of the Year was won by Josh Flint with the Most Improved Driver being Kelly Hebing. All three awards were very popular with the packed banquet room.

The annual Mach 1 Chassis Hard Luck Award was won by Paulie Colagiovanni. The fast running teenager had to cut his season short due to injury but told the crowd he’s fully healed and will be back in 2019. The Mechanic of the Year Award was won by Dave Donath, father of Shawn Donath. Dave’s wife Nancy accepted the award on his behalf.

The prestigious John Zentner Memorial Award was given to Paul Kinney. In his seven years on tour, his dedication goes without question as you can count on one hand the amount of events that he has missed. The Mal Lane Award of Excellence went to Charlie Caprara. Not only has he been a long-time supporter of ESS but also a huge fan of the winged machines.

The 2018 ESS Hall of Fame induction class was top sprint car wheelman John Birosh along with long time and respected tech inspector Mike Seiver. Their speeches were filled with emotion and excitement about the future for ESS.

Three well earned standing ovations made for a special night, Steve Poirier for his eighth title, Doug Emery who is leaving the ranks as a driver and owner after 30 years and also for well liked Tech Inspector Brian Ennis who will be retiring from his ESS duties.

The rules meeting the preceded the banquet saw very little change going into 2019 with one exception that the minimum weight required for each ESS event will be 1500 lbs. The schedule is very close to completion with a scheduled January 1st release.

2019 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Banquet Totals

Steve Poirier - $9,448

Jason Barney - $7,423

Coleman Gulick - $5,198

Matt Tanner - $5,461

Billy VanInwegen - $5,973

Paul Kinney - $3,446

Mike Mahaney - $5.046

Shawn Donath - $4,381

Danny Varin - $5,436

Matt Billings - $4,336

Jeff Cook - $3,896

Chad Miller - $2,861

Paulie Colagiovanni - $5,486

Kelly Hebing - $3,091

Jonathan Preston - $2,586

Chuck Hebing - $736

Brett Wright - $2,536

Dave Axton - $2,141

Scott Holcomb - $2,136

Dan Douville - $2,211

Denny Peebles - $1,736

Josh Flint - $2,346

Keith Granholm - $2,071

Jordan Poirier - $286

Mark Smith - $200

2019 Lucky Giveaway Program

Brodix Cylinder Heads Set of Heads – Mike Mahaney/Doug Emery

Winters Performance Rear End – Jason Barney

Walker Performance Filtration Filter System – Jeff Cook

Kevin Nouse Designs K1 RaceGear Drivers Suit – Billy VanInwegen

JE Pistons Set of Pistons – Matt Billings

Simpson Safety Vudu Helmet – Coleman Gulick

Wings Unlimited Top Wing – Keith Granholm

Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment Generator – Danny Varin

Beyea Headers $750 Certificate – Jonathan Preston

Panther Frameworx $500 Certificate – Steve Poirier

ASI Racewear $500 Certificate – Paulie Colagiovanni

M&W Aluminum Products $500 Certificate – Josh Flint

KSE Racing Products Power Steering Pump – Dan Douville

87 Speed Parts Giveaway – Scott Holcomb

Maxim Racing $500 Certificate – Brett Wright

Adirondack Powder Coating Blast and Powder Coat – Matt Tanner

ATL Fuel Cells Fuel Tank Shell – Denny Peebles

Schoenfeld Headers Set of Headers – Chad Miller, Jonathan Preston, Scott Holcomb

Pa Dyno Chassis Dyno – Billy VanInwegen

Other Prize Giveaways

Slade Shock Technology – Kelly Hebing

Keizer Racing Wheels – Shawn Donath

Wings Unlimited – Dave Axton, Shawn Donath, Matt Tanner

XXX Race Products – Paul Kinney

Area Auto Racing News/Simpson Safety – Coleman Gulick

Graphics Girls – Dan Douville

PXP Racing Underwear – Coleman Gulick, Danny Varin.

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

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

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Mintz earns 3rd FAST 410 title; Miller scores FAST 305 championship

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

Contact: Brian Liskai

Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

FREMONT, Ohio – Gibsonburg, Ohio’s Craig Mintz wrapped up his third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics while Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller concluded a dominating performance with his first ever JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Presented by Engine Pro.

The top 10 in points in both FAST divisions were honored at a banquet Saturday, Dec. 1. Rich Farmer turned the “keys” to the series over to Aaron Fry a couple of months ago.

Mintz, the first ever FAST champion in 2009, added his second in 2013 and started the season by claiming the first four FAST events at Fremont Speedway.

Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry had a break-out year in 2018, finished second in points. He too had four series wins in 2018. Third in pints went to Stuart Brubaker who scored one series win at Attica Raceway Park where he was crowned the 2018 track champion.

Chris Andrews finished fourth in the FAST points, scoring two series wins at Fremont Speedway. Tyler Gunn was fifth in series points followed by 2017 FAST champion DJ Foos, Jess Stiger, 2018 FAST rookie of the year Kelsey Ivy, Duane Zablocki and four time FAST champion Byron Reed.

In the FAST 305 series, Miller, who had 11 overall victories in 2018, racked up seven FAST wins. Fremont’s 2018 305 champion John Ivy finished second in the points with a series win at Waynesfield Raceway Park.

Tyler Street scored his first ever sprint car win, a FAST victory at Mansfield, to finish third in the point standings with Kyle Peters and Brandon Moore rounding out the top five.

Seth Schneider, who finished second in the Fremont point standings, was sixth in the FAST standings followed by 2015 FAST champion Bobby Clark, who had a series win at Fremont, Kyle Capodice, Matt Lucius, and 2016 and 2017 FAST champion Paul Weaver, who also claimed the 2018 Attica 305 title.

2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series winners:

April 21, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Byron Reed

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (2)

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Stuart Brubaker

May 25, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (3)

June 1, Attica Raceway Park – Cap Henry

June 2, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (4)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Broc Martin

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – Cale Conley

July 7, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews (2)

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Travis Philo

Aug. 4, Fremont Speedway – Cap Henry (2)

Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway – Cap Henry (3)

Aug. 18, Sharon Speedway – Cap Henry (4)

Sept. 14, Fremont Speedway – Jac Haudenschild

2018 JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series winners:

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Bobby Clark

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver

May 26, Fremont Speedway – Steve Rando

June 15, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller

June 16, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (2)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Jamie Miller (3)

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (4)

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – John Ivy

July 6, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup (2)

July 13, Limaland Motorsports Park – Alvin Roepke

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver (2)

July 28, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (5)

Aug. 3, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller (6)

Aug 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway – Tyler Street

Sept. 15, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (7)

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, 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, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont.

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads as well as the new generation 3 and Mopar W9RP heads. All Pro caters to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can’t on All Pro.

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont, Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. For more information call Jon Horn at 419-559-9449.

About Ohio Logistics – www.ohiologistics.com

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs.

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro produces high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributor at enginepro.com

 

 

Justyn Cox Set To Pilot Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56 in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA: Ending the 2018 season on a very high note that featured him aiding Josh Bates to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Owners Title as well as a myriad of podium finishes, Justyn Cox has been hired to pilot the Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56 for the 2019 season.

“I am extremely thankful, and excited to work with Mike Phulps and every associated with the No. 56 car,” Justyn Cox said. “The team has been extremely strong the last few years and I am really excited to see what we can do in 2019 together. I am looking forward to working with Ryan Riley, Kerry Fasig, and all the entire crew.”

Though Northern California schedules are still being finalized, the team plans to contest the 2019 Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championship, as well as mix in a healthy amount of other 360ci races in the Golden State as well as battle with the King of the West Series periodically.

Over the last few years, Mike Phulps Motorsports has made the transition from the USAC Dirt and Asphalt non-wing scene to the winged scene in Northern CA and has been a forced to be reckoned with as they won races with both the Civil War Series and SCCT in 2018.

“The 56 car has been a strong car in our region the last few years, and I am looking forward to winning some races with the team,” Cox said. “I am really excited to transition from driving and managing my own team to just focusing on being a driver. I can’t wait to see what the different schedules entail so we can put our plan together in the coming weeks.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2018!

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-47, Wins-2, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Justyn Cox has concluded his 2018 season.

 

 

Carrick 14th at Gateway Dirt Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: The third installment of the Gateway Dirt Nationals at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO expanded to a Midget race, and getting the invite for the inaugural event Tanner Carrick would pocket a 14th place finish during Saturday night’s feature event.

“It was a neat event to take part in, and it was a lot of fun racing in the dome,” Tanner Carrick said. “Things got a little tricky in the feature on Saturday night, but still pleased with our run and how we started indoor season.”

Friday night the action kicked off with time trials and the Lincoln, CA pilot timed the CVC/TRD/Spike machine in third quickest in time trials. In a very tough heat race, Carrick was spectacular as he raced his way to the win and found himself on the front row of one of the win preliminary night feature events.

On the front row of a very tough feature event, Carrick would work his way around the America’s Center surface, as he chased after a Top-Four position to lock himself directly into Saturday night’s feature event.

Though he would come up one spot short, Carrick felt confident in his machine after finishing fifth in the opening night feature event.

Returning to action Saturday night for ‘B’ Mains and the feature, the youngster would take care of business as his third place finish propelled him into the Gateway Dirt Nationals 30-lap feature event where he would roll off of the starting grid from the 18th starting position.

With the track getting a little rough and tumble following Late Model and Modified action, things would get a little tricky for the drivers in the midget race and moving and shaking would be tough.

From the ninth row, Carrick would take what he could as he kept the rubber side down on his Keith Kunz Motorsports prepared midget.

Working his way forward a handful of positions, Carrick would close his weekend out with a 14th place finish.

“You had to be cautious with the way the track was,” Carrick added. “It was almost too rough to try and slide anyone, and if you did you had to hit it right or there was a good chance to go for a ride. My guys did a great job, we had a great car and I am looking forward to the next one.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Midget- Starts-41, Wins-2, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-28

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick return to action on December 15th in DuQuoin, IL.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Big Names Land for Max’s Race and Classic

With less than two weeks until the Fourth Annual Max’s Race at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as presented by Chittick’s Bakery, the Big Names are beginning to signal their intent, with a flurry of nominations for both the December 15 event and the rapidly approaching Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic rolling in.

With names such as Jamie Veal, Grant Anderson, and David Murcott in the field for Max’s race well ahead of the nomination cut-off, they have now been joined by Krikke Motorsport hired gun Kerry Madsen and Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo.

With a Big Field of Sprintcars expected for Max’s Race, the Dumesny name will be more prominent than just engraved on the trophy, with both Mathew and Marcus Dumesny again set to make the tow from Sydney for the event.

As has been the case in recent season’s Max’s Race is the unofficial launch to the coveted Month of Money that includes QSS World Series Sprintcars, of which Premier Speedway will host two rounds on December 29 and January 1. This then leads in to the Australian Open in Brisbane, the Scott Darley in Sydney before the President’s Cup (Avalon) and King’s Challenge (Borderline Speedway) provide the ideal lead in to the Big One, the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Current Australian Champion Madsen will make his first Premier Speedway appearance for Krikke Motorsport at Max’s Race before completing his World Series Sprintcar commitments, where he will compete as one of ten contracted drivers.

Come January 18, 19 and 20, Madsen will be aiming to add a fourth Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic win to his impressive resume.

The ultra-professional Bunbury WA based Krikke Motorsport team have declared their intentions in signing Madsen that they are chasing some big wins this season so it would not surprise to see the TEH, Pumpa Manufacturing, Bunbury Toyota, Valvoline, Maxwill Race Engines, HRP, Redline Media and Skwid Signs backed W2 Maxim up front come feature time of the 47th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

As always there will be plenty of challengers for the Classic Crown and no doubt the 2016 Classic Champion Jamie Veal will be keen to replicate the performance that saw him take his V35 SWI Engineering backed, Rider powered Maxim to Victory Lane.

Having already displayed some strong early season form at his home track and elsewhere including this past weekend in New Zealand, Veal will be one of the many pre-event favorites.

Veal made the A-Main in 2018, finishing 23rd after having transferred from the B-Main.

Two-Time Aussie Champ David Murcott is yet to taste Classic glory, despite having produced a preliminary feature race win on night two of the 2015 edition of the great race.

The hard-charging Murcott will be at the wheel of the Matt and Renae Eastham owned V88 J&J, which will have an Inglis Race Engines 410 bolted in for their Classic assault.

As always a large and loyal band of sponsors including Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Drysdale’s Chaf Mills, East Coast Logistics, Victory Lane Racegear, Ramsdale Wreckers, Midwest Imports, Vortex Express, Penrite Oils, Speedway Motors, Tekcoat Powdercoating, J&J Auto Racing, Inverloch Motor Body Works, Kool Freighters, Extreme Sprintcar Driving Experience, Believe In You Beauty, Inglis Racing Engines, Salt Electrical, Temby Haulage, Crow Seat Belts, BMRS Hoses, HRP Wings, Adidas, Oval Express Magazine, QSS, BHR, Joe’s Racing Products, Hoskin Steering Gear and V88 Members Club as Murcott aims to improve on a tenth place finish in B-Main 1 last season.

Danny Reidy is another regular Classic contestant who was looking impressive in the delayed Saturday night A-Main last January before a DNF put paid to his Sunday night program.

With Eagle Ignition Leads and Desert Palms Resort, Alice Springs on board the NQ5 the hard charging Reidy will be looking to be amongst the 24 starters who will vie for the Classic’s $30,000 pay day come the Sunday night A-Main.

One driver who made the cut last January was Simpson’s John Vogels who continually flies under the radar despite producing giant killing performances time and time again, especially when the Big Shows roll around.

The Yellow Army will be out to support the crowd favourite, while long time sponsors Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Ace Body Corporate – Darwin, Vogels Motors, D&J Contracting, Mortimer Petroleum and Lucas Oil will adorn the V70 Cool Chassis for yet another Classic for Johnny V!

Joining Vogels in the Classic field is another highly experienced Victorian in Mike Van Bremen who returns to Classic duty after a long absence for car owner Dave Challons.

The former World Series Sprintcars contracted driver and SRA Series Champion will be at the wheel of the potent Camden Signage and Building Services V45 with support from Maxwill Motors, J&J Auto Racing and BR Motorsports.

New South Welshman Luke Stirton rounds out the most recent batch of Classic entrants.

Stirton will drive for his father Paul aboard the A-One Charge Air Coolers Maxim, which was campaigned by Harley White on her visit to the Classic in 2016.

With some strong results in Sydney, Luke will enjoy the support of A-One Charge Air Coolers, Pepper Money, Motoradco Radiators and NATRAD Radiators as he embarks on his trip to the Classic.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

2019 Knoxville Nationals Four-Day Ticket Packages On Sale Now

2018 Finale Night Sold Out - Don't Miss Your Chance To See the Greatest Sprint Car Race of the Year LIVE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 3, 2018) -- The day is finally here! Four-day ticket packages for the 59th running of the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store are now available.

The 2019 Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store will be held August 7-10. The four-day event features the world's greatest sprint car drivers on the track, plus concerts, charity events, live radio broadcasts featuring your favorite stars, and more.

Don't miss this chance to get the seats that you want! The 2018 finale sold out, so purchasing your tickets early is important. To purchase your tickets online, click here. You can also stop by the Knoxville Raceway ticket office open until 5pm, CT each day, or call 641-842-5431. ABOUT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing every Saturday night from April to September. The "Sprint Car Capital of the World" also hosts the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals and the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 20,322 seats and 33 luxury suites seating 448.

 

 

Cory Turner Wraps Up Successful 2018 Season With Championship Celebration Cory Turner (centre) with his SOS championship hardware along with crew chief Nathan Jackson (left), girlfriend Dayna (right) and supporter Brennen Hagar (front). (CTM team photo). CTM Team Looking Forward to 2019

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (December 3, 2018) – Cory Turner officially brought his 2018 season to a close with a pair of banquet celebrations during the month of November where he was officially crowned the 2019 Southern Ontario Sprint champion while also accepting accolades for finishing third overall in Ohsweken Speedway’s weekly point standings.

In total, Turner drove his KT Gas & Variety/Silo Wireless No.97 car to a pair of wins, 12 top-five finishes and 22 top-10s in his 28 starts this season.

“It was by far our most successful season in a Sprint Car,” Turner said. "We were extremely fortunate to have Miles, Pam and Alex as car owners for the past three seasons. They run a top-notch program and got us to another level with the quality of their equipment and the knowledge that they have in their shop. We are going to miss seeing them day in and day out and can't thank them enough for the opportunity they gave Nathan Jackson and myself working with them and their crew. They were more than excellent car owners for us during our time together and we had a lot of fun with them at home as well as on the road.”

“I also have to thank Daryl, Trevor, Nate, and of course, my girlfriend Dayna for all of their support. I also have to thank everybody from our Team Turner Racing family too, including Bobby and Peter Turford. We had help from a lot of different people this year, which was great.”

On Saturday, November 24, Turner attended the Southern Ontario Sprints year-end banquet at the Lasalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls, NY where he officially received his championship hardware. With the SOS, Turner had one win at Brighton Speedway on July 7 and six top-five finishes in eight races.

“We had a really good year. Our worst finish on the tour with the SOS was sixth and that’s ultimately what got us a championship,’ Turner explained. “We were definitely fast at times, but when we weren’t the fastest car we finished the race.”

Turner’s Crew Chief, Nathan Jackson, also earned the series’ Crew Chief of the Year award for his hard work that helped propel the team to the title.

“Nate wasn’t expecting the award, so he was pretty excited,” Turner added. “It was a nice feather in his cap after a good season.”

The SOS title was Turner’s first championship of any kind, he said.

“It went right down to the wire in Thunder Stocks one year at Ohsweken and Humberstone and it didn’t work out,” Turner said. “This time it all worked out and we had a good time doing it. We work hard on our racecars, but we always make sure we have fun too.”

With the 2018 season now in the rearview mirror, Turner is looking ahead to the 2019 campaign. Turner will not return to Hill’s Racing in the new year in order to pursue another opportunity to be announced in the coming weeks.

“We really appreciate everything Miles, Pam and Alex did for us over the last three years,” Turner said. “We’re definitely going to miss them. They were more than excellent car owners for us during our time together.”

The new season will bring a fresh scorecard for Turner, who hopes to improve once again on his career year. While the Caistor Centre driver will be in a different ride next season, his plans are to race in familiar places.

“Right now our plans are to have our car in the Mobil 1 booth at Motorama next March,” Turner said. “We plan on competing weekly with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Cars at Ohsweken on Friday nights in 2019 and trying to repeat as SOS champions. We’ll try to go to Ohio, Michigan and New York as well when we have time.”

For the latest information on Cory Turner Motorsports throughout the off-season, follow Cory at the social media links below. For more information on Cory Turner Motorsports, visit www.coryturnermotorsports.com.

CORY TURNER SEASON STATS 97 Cory Turner – 28 Starts: 2 Wins, 12 Top-5s, 22 Top-10s

CORY TURNER MEDIA Website: coryturnermotorsports.com Facebook: facebook.com/CoryTurnerMotorsports Twitter: @CTMotorsports_ YouTube: YouTube.com/RacingTeamTurner

MAILING LIST Join the Cory Turner Motorsports mailing list by emailing claytonjohnsmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Cory Turner Motorsports” to be added to the list.

CORY’S CREW Cory Turner would like to thank the following dedicated marketing partners for their support during the 2018 race season, including KT Tobacco, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Mobil 1, Kings Wood Products, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca.

 

 

Dover Garners Dozen Wins and Championship During Strong Season

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Dec. 3, 2018) - Jack Dover won more than a quarter of his starts this year during another stout season for the sprint car veteran.

Dover posted a dozen feature victories, a mark he has met or exceeded during five of the last six seasons. Additionally, he powered to his third Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints championship in the last four years.

"It shows how consistent our team was," he said. "Any time you can win a championship it's pretty awesome."

Dover noted one of his greatest weekends of the season came during Labor Day Weekend as he captured the Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

"It was three separate nights and we were able to run first, third and first," he said. "It was pretty awesome. We got to the final night and right before the main event we broke a bolt on the rear end so we had to switch rear ends. Other than that everything fell into place and the weekend went smooth. It was a good weekend for that to happen."

It marked two of Dover's nine Midwest Sprint Touring Series triumphs, which set a record for most wins in a season with the series. Dover led the championship standings until late in the season when he missed a couple of races. However, he still finished fourth.

"We were leading the MSTS points late in the season," he said. "We would have had a good shot at winning it if they didn't have races scheduled on the same night with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints."

In addition to the 360 Nationals wins, Dover picked up a triumph at Jackson Motorplex on June 15 to give him three trips to Victory Lane this season at the 4/10-mile oval. He also won multiple races at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. (June 9 and Sept. 8); at Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D. (July 6-7); and at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. (May 26 and Aug. 25).

Additionally, Dover was victorious at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on May 18; at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 8; and at Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 18.

"We were strong everywhere we went," he said. "I want to say a huge thank you to all my partners, fans and my family for their support."

Dover will compete in a pair of offseason events in January. He will race for Ben Zahm in the outlaw and non-wing outlaw divisions during the Tulsa Shootout, which marks his first time competing in the event since 2009. He won a Golden Driller during the event in 2004. Dover will then drive for Randy Washburn and C.J. Johnson during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. It will be Dover's first time racing in the event since his debut in 2008.

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Liquid Trucking

Founded in 1989, family owned Liquid Trucking has grown to one of the 30 largest tank trucking companies in the United States. Liquid Trucking prides itself on providing the highest quality liquid transport services out of the Midwest and servicing the continental United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.LiquidTrucking.com.

"I'm really excited to have a big, local company I can represent," Dover said. "When we travel around the Midwest we see their trucks everywhere. It's great to have a company like that want to be part of Jack Dover Racing."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Husker Diesel, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating 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 Craftsman Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Price Gains Valuable Experience on the Road in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - COBBLE HILL, B.C., Canada (Dec. 3, 2018) - Robbie Price expanded his horizons in 2018, hitting the road quite a bit this season as he continued to progress behind the wheel of a sprint car.

Price started the season with BDS Motorsports on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com series. He competed in nearly the first dozen ASCS races on the schedule, picking up a couple of ninth-place finishes at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. During that stint, Price garnered a podium finish at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., with the Upper Midwest Sprint Series. He visited nearly a dozen new tracks during that stretch, including making a trip to Central Pennsylvania and competing at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg.

"The beginning of the year was a lot of fun," he said. "I like traveling around and racing at new tracks and getting to race as much as I did. I got a lot of races in during the first two months of the season. It was really good. I wish I could have stayed out there longer, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. I had a pretty good year. It wasn't my best year, but it definitely wasn't my worst. We had good speed at times. Hopefully we can build on it for next year."

Price returned to the Pacific Northwest in the middle of June and climbed back aboard his family owned No. 21P. He was fast right out of the box, finishing third in the opener of the famed Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"I was definitely on my 'A' game when I came back home later in the season and raced on the West Coast and being on the road played a big part in that," he shared. "We ran good the first night of the Dirt Cup and some other shows around here. There were a few driver mistakes and some bad circumstances, but other than that we were pretty good when we came back here to race."

The native of Cobble Hill, B.C., also returned to his roots of racing a mini sprint on a handful of occasions and he picked up a pair of victories. Those wins came within a three-week span at Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash.

"The mini sprint is always fun to drive," he said. "I wish I could drive the sprint car like I drive the mini sprint. It's something different when we get to race the mini sprint. Mainly, I just get to show up, drive and have fun. It's even more enjoyable when you are fast like we were."

In the fall, Price competed in the majority of the events during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series West Coast swing. He finished 13 th at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Labor Day evening, marking the best finish of his career with the Outlaws. He also qualified for the main event on the final night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the first time in his career.

"We had decent speed the whole Outlaws swing on the West Coast," he noted. "To cap it off with making the A Main at the Gold Cup, which is no easy feat, was great. It was just me and a couple of my buddies out there helping me. To be able to get in the show meant a lot to all of us. It was a cool experience all around."

Late in the season, Price teamed up with Casey Minks to compete in the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. The pair also headed west to finish the season at the Copper Classic hosted by Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., with the ASCS Southwest Region.

"The Short Track Nationals was a great experience," Price said. "We just needed to get the program a little bit better off. If we had things like we did in Arizona at the end of the year we would have had a lot better results at the Short Track Nationals. It was a growing deal as Casey hadn't raced in a while. Hopefully, I'll get to race down there again."

Price is already looking ahead to 2019 and hopes to hit the road again, but this time in his own car. The plan ultimately hinges on sponsorship.

SEASON STATS

46 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSORS -

Price would like to thank CARSTAR Leduc, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Triple X Race Co. and Strong Crane Service for their continued support.

 

 

NEWS FROM: Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show

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COLLECTION OF CARS FROM EVERNHAM MUSEUM, READING FAIRGROUNDS RACED CARS AND MONSTER TRUCKS COMING TO PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS SHOW JANUARY 18-20

OAKS, PA December 3, 2018 . . . Race car displays will be a must see at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance. Over 300 race cars will be on at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for the three day show that runs January 18th -20th.

Topping the show on Saturday afternoon will be the appearance of NASCAR Hall of Famer and FOX Sports TV personality Darrell Waltrip.

Another NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham, crew chief for Jeff Gordon during three of his NASCAR Cup championships, will be making appearances on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. He’ll be joined by his wife, Erin Crocker Evernham, the only female winner in World of Outlaw Sprint Car competition.

Ray Evernham will be releasing several very interesting cars from his own museum to be on display at the show. Look for a No. 9 Dodge NASCAR Cup entry that Evernham owned that was driven by Bill Elliott to a Brickyard 400 win at Indianapolis.

The Tom Park owned No.2p dirt Modified which Evernham drove to victory in his last pavement race at N.J.’s Flemington Speedway will also be on display. It will be joined by the Jim Bauma No. 19 asphalt Modified which Evernham won with at N.J.’s Wall Stadium and raced at a variety of other tracks.

A fourth Evernham car presently remains a secret.

Another sure to be popular display is the Reading Reunion display dedicated to the great racing action that took place at the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway under the promotion of Lindy Vicari and Al Gaspari for many years.

Over 25 cars from all divisions that competed at Reading will be part of a huge display. Autograph sessions will be held for over 30 drivers who competed on the 1/2 mile dirt speedway.

A special feature will be the display of the completely restored No. 112 Batmobile driven by Gary Balough to victory during Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1980. Kenny Tremont’s No. 115 he won in the same event in 1999 will also be on display.

Balough is expected to be on hand to sign copies of “Hot Shoe” a recently released book on his career. Tremont will be available to sign “Modifieds of the Valley”, a new book on the history of N.Y.’s Lebanon Valley Speedway where he has raced his entire career.

Both drivers are expected to be on hand to sign autographs and recently released books containing their career highlights.

Bill Brachman’s Ringoes, NJ based Monster Truck teams will be front and center at the show. Brachman, 53, is an established Monster Truck driver who has turned the driving duties over to his children Jessica, 24 and Billy, Jr., 22. The “Be Aware” truck is driven by Jessica while Billy drives “Shock Wave”. Both trucks will be on display.

The busiest time for his drivers at the show is Sunday Kid’s Day, when children are admitted free, producing constant request for autographs and posing for photos.

The team trucks are both powered by 502ci Big Block Chevrolet engines, ‘blown’, fuel injected, and running on methanol. Backing for the team comes from FK Rod Ends and TCI Automotive.

In addition Gary Mondschein’s crowd pleasing Vintage Indy Cars will prove to be a popular attraction for show attendees.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways and sanctioning bodies offering information on their 2019 seasons. Speedways already signed up include Pocono International, Bridgeport, New Egypt, Action Track at Kutztown, BAP’s in Newberrytown, Pa., Big Diamond, Mahoning Valley, Georgetown, Thunder on the Hill at Grandview and Evergreen. Racing organizations include DIRTcar, STSS, RUSH, URC, MASS, Speedway Entertainment, ATQMRA Vintage and Xcel 600 Mod.

Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items.

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show will be and has been the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. One woman will walk off with the crown, a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

A few display spaces remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

For more information on display space contact Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618.

To stay informed on show progress, new additions to the show lineup and more, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

Erie, MI (December 3, 2018) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP returns to the always exciting Hartford Speedway for four Friday races in 2019. The first SOD race at Hartford is on May 17, followed by June 28, July 26, and August 30.

The SOD races at Hartford Speedway have been a big hit for years. Speedway owner/promoter Tim Dibble’s reconfiguration of the track before the 2017 season has proven to be popular with competitors and fans, proving to be a perfect match for SOD’s “beyond limits” format.

After suffering through two rain outs to start the 2018 Hartford King Engine Bearings King of Michigan series first race was finally run on July 6 with Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) taking the win over 2018 SOD Champ Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI) and Gregg Dalman (Bellevue, MI). Blonde won on July 13 over 2017 SOD Champ Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI) and Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, OH). Blonde also picked up the win over Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI) and Gregg Dalman on July 27. Following a third rain out on August 10, the King Engine Bearings KoM Championship was run on August 31. Blonde continued his mastery of the speedway, winning over Ryan Ruhl by 0.177 seconds with Quentin Blonde (Litchfield, MI) finishing third.

For the second consecutive year, Chad Blonde drove Sean Robinson’s Krieger-powered Maxim to the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP King Engine Bearings King of Michigan championship over Shawn Valenti, Jay Steinebach (Hudsonville, MI), Dustin Shriver (Niles, MI), and Ricky Ferkel (Mt. Pleasant, MI).

Click here to follow Hartford Speedway on Facebook and check out its website at www.hartfordspeedway.net.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt/.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

KMS and Madsen Primed for Debut

The Krikke Motorsport team is set to return to the track in a big way this Saturday night, when they make their 2018-19 season debut with new team driver Kerry Madsen, who will be attempting to defend the team’s Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title.

Following Krikke Motorsport’s victory in last season’s WA Title, the team is aiming to repeat history during this season’s running of the event at the Perth Motorplex, which will coincide with the John Day Classic.

The pairing of Madsen with Krikke Motorsport has been a highly-celebrated one, and while the ‘Madman’ is yet to have completed a race meeting with the Bunbury, WA-based team this season, Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke is confident that the current and four-time Australian Champion can get the job done.

“Between Kerry, Dylan (Buswell, crew chief) and Ben Griffin, who is a new addition to our crew, I believe that we have what it takes to have one of those seasons, starting with this Saturday night’s WA Title,” he stated.

“We have very lofty expectations, as we do every season, but this season seems slightly different. It adds a bit of extra pressure, but it has made me appreciative of the fact that we have Kerry on board and I’m really excited to see what we can achieve.”

Ahead of their 2018-19 season debut, be sure to grab Krikke Motorsport’s new range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies ($50), hats ($30), t-shirts ($30) and raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts ($40). By popular demand, the team have also introduced t-shirts in a range of kids’ sizes ($30). All merchandise is available for purchase via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store.

“Kerry is one of the world’s leading drivers and naturally has a huge following of fans, which has been evident in our new merchandise sales,” added Krikke.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, and South West Conveyancing

To keep up-to-date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Champion Oil to Introduce Professional Grade Starting Fluid in Indianapolis at PRI

Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 60 years, will introduce new Champion Professional Grade 80% Ether Starting Fluid this year at the Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI) in Booth #1455.

Clinton, MO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/30/2018 --The Champion Professional Grade 80% Ether Starting Fluid is the strongest in the industry. Works great on both gas and diesel engines. Allows faster starts and reduces wear?on batteries. Contains upper cylinder lubricant for added protection. Works Under Extreme Cold Conditions. Produces Quick, Smooth Starting of Engines Down to -70 F.

It is ideal for cars, trucks, tractors, generators, buses, marine engines, outboards and power mowers. It saves batteries, starters, and engines from wear. Champion Professional Grade 80% Ether Starting Fluid is engineered for use by professional automotive maintenance and repair technicians. Available now and shipping Part # 4580K in 11 oz. aerosol cans. Packaged in case lots of 12.

About Champion Brands, LLC Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion 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 about the new Micro Sprint Racing Oils contact your nearest Champion distributor or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

 

Joshua Shipley Finishes Off the Year by Earning Top Fives at Copper Classic

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 30, 2018) - Joshua Shipley pulled double duty last weekend during the Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway, where he ran with both the ASCS Southwest Region in the Mark Clark owned No. 7 Speed Sports car and with the San Tan Ford Desert Sprint Cars in his own non-wing car.

"I was pretty excited about it as it's been a couple of years since I've run double duty," Shipley said. "Before this year it was always a mini sprint and a sprint car."

With major differences in driving styles between the winged sprint and the non-winged sprint car, Shipley had to make sure that his hot lap sessions helped him get the feel of the cars for the competitive nights ahead.

"On Friday night in the non-wing, we started sixth in our heat race and finished fourth," he said. "That started us 10th in the feature and we moved up a good bit to finish fourth. To run in the top four with guys who run that series every week gave me a confidence boost for the next night."

In the winged car, Shipley qualified 23rd quickest before he started and finished fifth in a heat race. He had to run the B Main, in which he started seventh and made it up to fifth. That transferred him into the A Main and he finished 13th after starting in the 17 th position.

"Saturday night, I started last (seventh) in my heat race for the non-wing car and finished second," he said. "That put us in the top-six dash. We started fifth and finished fourth and that's how we lined up. When the race started everyone went to the bottom, but I took the top. I took the lead twice throughout the race and my brother and I had a heck of a battle for the lead. The car just went away the last couple laps and I finished fourth."

His night in the winged car wasn't as fun. Unfortunately, the team had to end their night during the heat race because of a mechanical problem.

"I've had a lot of fun this year and running for Mark Clark was a blast," Shipley said. "I have to give a shout out to my crew last weekend. They were so helpful and on top of their game. I couldn't have done it without them. I'm looking forward to seeing what next year will bring."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. (non-wing) - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 4 (10).

Nov. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. (winged) - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 13 (17).

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. (non-wing) - Heat race: 2 (7); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (4).

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. (winged) - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Speed Sports

Speed Sports is a high-performance, custom engine, service and maintenance automotive shop located in Gilbert, Ariz. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedSportsAZ.com.

"Mark Clark has been so good to me," Shipley said. "I can't thank him enough for helping me out and sticking with me."

Shipley would also like to thank Aero Armour Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Products, Christie Grading & Paving, Hendrickson Construction, Kid to Kid and The Race Shack for their continued support.

 

 

Lawrence Produces Stout Results After Change in Season Plans

Inside Line Promotions - LILLIAN, Texas (Nov. 30, 2018) - Zane Lawrence earned several strong results after switching gears from 360ci to 305ci sprint car competition early in the season.

Mechanical woes sidelined Lawrence and his 360ci sprint car early in the season. However, a long-time friend, Bob Odom, offered Lawrence the opportunity to race his 305ci sprint car at select RaceSaver Sprint Car Series races throughout the season and the duo hit it off.

Lawrence logged several top-five finishes in his 305 starts and he didn't finish a feature outside of the top seven. He came close to a couple of victories, especially at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, where he scored a runner-up finish.

"I really can't thank Bob enough for giving me an opportunity to race his sprint car and add a couple more races to the schedule this season," Lawrence said. "He is an awesome guy to work with and I'm glad we could score some more good runs for him this season."

Lawrence also had some fun in a different type of race car as he climbed behind the wheel of a 600ci micro sprint for a weekend at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, where he recorded a sixth-place finish.

"I have to give a big thanks to my buddy, Morgan Roan, too," Lawrence said. "He let me race his micro sprint for a couple races and we had a lot of fun with it."

Lawrence's 2019 plans consist of being back behind the wheel of his 360 sprint car and racing the Odom owned 305 sprint car when the opportunity presents itself.

"I had a lot of fun this season being back in micro and a 305 sprint car," Lawrence said. "I'm looking forward to being back behind the wheel of my 360 next year and still racing for Bob when we can. It'll be a busy season, but hopefully a successful one as well."

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zane-Lawrence-Racing-1770208319967876/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lawrence Towing

Lawrence Towing, which is located in Lillian, Texas, is family owned and operated since 1996. The experienced drivers at Lawrence Towing can help drivers when stranded and also help businesses deal with illegally parked vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.LawrenceTowingTX.com .

"Lawrence Towing is our family business that tows all around the Dallas-Fort Worth area," Lawrence said. "It's owned by my parents and really if it wasn't for them and the business I wouldn't be racing. I have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to that."

Lawrence would also like to thank WR Roofing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Competitors Capture 100 Feature Wins and Eight Championships

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Nov. 30, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions clients combined to earn at least 100 feature victories for the fifth straight year during a stout 2018 campaign.

A total of 22 drivers scored at least one triumph and five drivers combined for eight championships.

Jack Dover led the way with 12 feature victories, giving him at least a dozen trips to Victory Lane during five of the last six seasons. He also claimed the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints championship for the third time in the last four years.

Seth Bergman powered to 10 wins, which is his second most in a single season.

Jordon Mallett garnered a career-best nine triumphs. He also earned his second straight USCS Series national championship along with the USCS Deep South Thunder, Mid-South Thunder and Southern Thunder titles.

Brian Brown, Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen and Sammy Swindell each won eight main events. Swindell also claimed his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com Speedweek title.

Derek Hagar, Dominic Scelzi and Channin Tankersley all scored six victories. Tankersley produced his third ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the last five years.

Zach Blurton and Trey Starks both picked up four wins. Additionally, Blurton drove to the United Rebel Sprint Series national championship.

Giovanni Scelzi hustled to a trio of feature triumphs.

Chris Andrews, Jamie Ball, Ryan Bowers, Mason Daniel, Chase Johnson and Robbie Price each won a pair of races.

Joey Amantea, SawBlade.com sponsored Scott Bogucki, Evan Hallstrom and Kevin Swindell Racing all crossed the finish line first in one event.

Inside Line Promotions currently has openings to provide professional PR for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the current PR specials:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases or Graphics, Receive 1 FREE Press Release or Graphic

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Inside Line Promotions also offers a yearly package that includes multiple free press releases and/or multiple free graphics.

To learn more information, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

2018 FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 12 (Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on May 18; Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 26; U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 8; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 9 and Sept. 8; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 15, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 6 and July 7; Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 18; and Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Aug. 25); Seth Bergman - 10 (Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on Feb. 24; Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 6; Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on May 10; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 26; Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on June 1; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and June 23; U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on July 20; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 27; and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Sept. 30); Jordon Mallett - 9 (I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., on April 21 and Aug. 31; Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, Ala., on May 18; Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on May 19; Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Ga., on June 22; Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on June 29; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on July 14; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on July 28; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 2); Brian Brown - 8 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 16, June 23 and July 21); Kerry Madsen - 8 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 27; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 28 and Aug. 25; Grondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis., on Sept. 7; Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, on Sept. 14; Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on Sept. 15; and Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Sept. 22); Sammy Swindell - 8 (Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31; Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 9; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14; Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., on June 16; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on July 21; 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on July 29; and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2); Derek Hagar - 6 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on June 1; Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 3 and Aug. 25; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on Aug. 11; and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 15); Dominic Scelzi - 6 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 14; Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on April 28; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 20; Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 10; and Oct. 5 at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.); Channin Tankersley - 6 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 19, July 14, Aug. 18 and Oct. 13 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on July 21 and July 28); Zach Blurton - 4 (Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo.; El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on June 23; Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., on July 8; and Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 15); Trey Starks - 4 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on June 2; Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga., on June 15; Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Ga., on June 16; and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on June 29); Giovanni Scelzi - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on May 18; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 31; and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on June 30 and July 7); Jamie Ball - 2 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 13 and Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Ryan Bowers - 2 (Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., on June 9 and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7); Mason Daniel - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 16 and Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on June 29); Chase Johnson - 2 (Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 8 and Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on Sept. 6); Robbie Price - 2 (Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash., on July 20 and Aug. 3); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on April 21); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 12); Evan Hallstrom - 1 (Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., on Aug. 16); and Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on June 30).

ON THE INTERNET -

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KENNY WALLACE DIRT TRACK DRIVING EXPERIENCE POSTPONED DUE TO WET CONDITIONS!

(Perris, CA, November 30, 2018) Due to wet conditions caused by yesterday’s rains, Saturday's Kenny Wallace Dirt Track Driving Experience at Perris Auto Speedway has been postponed. Officials from the Kenny Wallace Experience will announce the makeup date within the next few days.

For more information please use the following link https://dirtracewithkenny.com/project/perris-auto-speedway/ or call 1-401-543-FAST.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (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. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

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Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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 website LoudPedal Productions

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

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

February 9th “Opening Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

February 23rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction I: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 30th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 25th “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 15th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

October 26th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

DirtonDirt.com offers live pay-per-view video coverage of Nov. 29-Dec. 1 VP Gateway Dirt Nationals

Anyone who can't make it to the Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals can still see every lap of the action on the fifth-mile indoor dirt oval thanks to the live pay-per-view video coverage offered by DirtonDirt.com.

For the third consecutive year, DirtonDirt.com - the internet's home for everything about Dirt Late Models - will cover all three days of the blockbuster weekend that includes Super Late Models, open-wheel modifieds and, for the first time, an invitational event for midgets. The PPV broadcasts will feature full coverage of the on-track action as well as behind-the-scenes interviews from the DirtonDirt.com team.

Action begins Thurs., Nov. 29, with qualifying in all three divisions and a $5,000-to-win Race of Champions for Late Models. The Fri., Nov. 30, schedule features full preliminary programs for all three divisions and the weekend concludes on Sat., Dec., 1, with competition capped by a 40-lap, $30,000-to-win event for Super Late Models; a 30-lap, $10,000-to-win feature for midgets; and a 30-lap, $10,000-to-win A-main for open-wheel modifieds.

A complete three-day PPV package providing access to the entire Gateway Dirt Nationals weekend is available for $89.99, but single-day packages can also be purchased. Visit www.DirtonDirt.com for more information and to order the coverage.

 

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Elliott’s Sprintcar Return

Having spent the past season concentrating on his Compact Speedcar campaign, the 2018-19 season has now seen Ayden Elliott make a return to the 410 Sprintcars class, following an opportunity provided to him by car owner Ian Saville.

Initially making his 410 Sprintcar debut in the 2016-17 season with family friends Peter and Kerry Bourke, who offered him the driver’s seat aboard their NSW # 69 Maxim, the opportunity was a dream come true for Elliott, who is pleased to continue his Sprintcar venture in 2018-19 season.

Teaming up with Saville, who throughout the 1980s and ‘90s was a leading Speedcar racer and whose son Glen is a well-respected Sprintcar racer both here and in America, off the back of the pair getting to know each other in Compact Speedcars while Saville was working on Elliott’s suspension, the 22-year-old racer has already contested three race meetings aboard the NSW # 75 Hi-Tech Homes supported J&J machine, showing promising signs.

“It’s really great to get back into Sprintcars and I can’t thank Ian enough for giving me the opportunity,” commented the Narellan, NSW resident.

“I’m starting to re-familiarise myself with the class after a season in Compact Speedcars and having a guy like Ian on the team is really making a big difference. I’ve learning a lot from his experience and knowledge and his guidance is invaluable.”

Running selected 410 Sprintcars race meetings this season, Elliott’s plan is to build as much on his consistency as possible in order to qualify for feature races on a regular basis. He will also be dabbling in Compact Speedcars throughout the season, having recently picked up a third-place finish Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

For his next 410 Sprintcar appearance with Saville, Elliott will be racing on the Saturday night of December 8 in the George Tatnell Challenge, which will be run in conjunction with the fifth Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round at Valvoline Raceway.

Later this month, Elliott will celebrate his birthday with another outing at Valvoline Raceway on Boxing Night for the Valvoline Grand Prix and USC NSW round six, following by the Firecracker 50 Lapper and USC NSW round nine on New Year’s Day (January 1).

Elliott is proudly supported by the following 2018-19 season sponsors: Hi-Tech Homes, United Realty, and Dean’s Tyre, Brake & Mechanical Repairs. He would like to give special thanks to Ian Saville for giving him the opportunity to race his car, along with his dad Richard and the rest of his family.

To find out more about Elliott, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Elliott’s Racing.

 

 

LEARY LANDS USAC SPRINT RIDE WITH REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD

C.J. Leary has joined Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports to compete on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule for the 2019 season.

The 22-year-old Greenfield, Ind. native steps into #19AZ for the Arizona-based team who will be competing on the entire National trail for the first time along with highly-successful crew chief Davey Jones.

"I am looking forward to having the opportunity to drive for Team Reinbold," Leary said in the team's press release. "I'm excited to get into the shop and get the #19 cars started for 2019. I know Andy (Reinbold) can provide the tools necessary to win races, contend for the championship, and have a blast while doing it."

Leary and the Reinbold/Underwood team have each found their share of success in USAC Sprint Car racing in recent years. Leary owns seven victories in the series, including one during "Indiana Sprint Week" at Bloomington Speedway in 2018. Reinbold/Underwood competed mainly on the west coast, winning a pair of USAC/CRA Sprint Car features at California's Perris Auto Speedway this season with driver Justin Grant.

Toward the end of the 2017 season, Reinbold/Underwood won, to date, their lone USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature, at Arizona Speedway with Thomas Meseraull behind the wheel. The team also competed on the "Indiana Sprint Week" tour this past season with driver R.J. Johnson. Now comes the true test as the team expands its horizons and hits the trail to take on the entire schedule for 2019.

"We are excited to add C.J. and Davey to our racing family," Reinbold said. "Our team has always been operated with a strong family influence. Having the ability to compete for a USAC National title with one of the best young drivers behind the wheel is a true blessing to us. (We're) super pumped to get this season rolling."

The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season begins February 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for "Winter Dirt Games X."

 

 

Sunshine Posts Pair of Turkey Night Top Fives – Gateway Dirt Nationals this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 29, 2018) – After adding another pair of top-five finishes to the ledger at last week’s Turkey Night event at Ventura, Tyler Courtney vies for the $10,000 winner’s share at the Gateway Dirt Nationals at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.

Following an open practice session on Thursday, Courtney takes the wheel of the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc entry for a full slate of Friday action and then Saturday’s championship feature events.

Courtney will be looking to add to his season total of 14 wins after posting finishes of second and fifth last Thursday at Ventura Raceway.

Turkey Night festivities began on Wednesday night with Courtney driving the Steve Watt No. 81 USAC West Coast Sprint Car to a third-place finish in heat race action and then a qualifying race win before finishing out the night ninth in the Dash to earn a fifth-row starting position.

After timing eighth-quick among the 61-car USAC Midget field to secure a fourth-row starting position in the 98-lap 78th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix”, “Sunshine” went to work in the Sprint Car feature.

Starting ninth, Courtney wasted little time working his towards the front and found himself in the lead mix throughout before settling for runner-up honors at the stripe.

Finishing out the 2018 USAC Midget campaign, Courtney worked his way up from eighth to round out the top five with his 47th overall top five run of the season.

Courtney will be looking for at least one more win and a $10,000 winner’s share this weekend in St. Louis.

2018 Quick Stats:

Overall: 75 races, 14 wins, 47 top-fives, 57 top-tens.

Sprint Cars: 48 races, 12 wins, 35 top-fives, 42 top-tens.

Midgets: 22 races, 2 wins, 10 top-fives, 13 top-tens.

Silver Crown: 5 races, 2 top-fives, 2 top-tens.

Up Next: Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc Midget at the Gateway Dirt Nationals at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis on Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Tyler Courtney’s on-track action including schedule and results at www.tylercourtney.com.

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

 

 

Bacon to the Gateway Dirt Nationals after Turkey Night Top Ten

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (November 29, 2018) – On the heels of a top ten Turkey Night finish last Thursday, Brady Bacon finishes out his 2018 racing season with this weekend’s $10,000-to-win Midget portion of the Gateway Dirt Nationals at St. Louis’ The Dome at America’s Center.

Following an open practice session for the Midgets on Thursday, Bacon takes the wheel of the FMR No. 76m for a full state of action on Friday and then Saturday’s championship features.

The event will extend Bacon’s race total for the season to 103 after pulling double duty at last week’s Turkey Night Grand Prix at California’s Ventura Raceway on Wednesday and Thursday.

After getting collected in an early incident in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature that effectively eliminated any chance for Bacon to collect the $50,000 bonus for winning both, Bacon raced from tenth to seventh in the 98-lap USAC Midget season finale that headlined the 98th running of the “Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix”.

The Turkey Night double began with Sprint Car action on Wednesday night with Bacon placing second in his heat race and then fourth in his qualifier to land a spot among the top ten in the Dash. Bacon raced on to a fourth-place finish in the Dash to earn the second row outside starting position for Thursday’s feature.

However, Bacon’s run aboard the Brady Bacon Racing No. 99 was cut short when another car spun and left nowhere to go in the early going.

Earlier in the evening, Bacon timed in tenth-quick among the field of 61 USAC Midgets to secure a fifth-row starting position.

Bacon battled throughout the 98-lapper, climbing to seventh by race’s end for his 61st overall top ten of the year.

Already with ten wins on the season, Bacon tries to make it 11 as he goes for this weekend’s $10,000 winner’s share as Midgets take part in the Gateway Dirt Nationals for the first time.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. Indy Race Parts, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Tony Elliott Foundation, Frolic Bar & Grill.

2018 Quick Stats: 101 races, 10 wins, 42 top-fives, 61 top-tens.

Up Next: FMR No. 76 Midget at the Gateway Dirt Nationals at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis on Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

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

 

 

Texas Children’s Cancer Center Christmas Present Drive at Expo & 105 Speedway THIS SATURDAY

Mesquite, TX (11/28/18) by DarinShort.com. This coming Saturday, when you come to the registration table at the Texas Motorsport Expo presented by Smiley's Racing Products, there will be a place to make a donation to the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. 100% of the funds will go towards buying Christmas gifts for the children at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

We encourage everyone to make donations of any denomination, as it will add up towards the goal of helping to bring a smile to a child that is in need.

If you’re unable to make it to the Expo and you are in the Houston vicinity, 105 Speedway in Cleveland Texas is spearheading this cause by hosting the ‘2nd Annual Chris Berry Race Clause’ event. Several divisions of racing will take place with proceeds going directly to this Christmas Present Drive.

Please see the attached event flyer for the 105 Speedway event and be looking for this same flyer on the donation container at the Expo this Saturday.

With your help we can make a big difference to help these children during the Holiday season!

Click www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com for directions and Expo information, and visit www.facebook.com/105SpeedwayRacing for the ‘2nd Annual Chris Berry Race Clause’ event at 105 Speedway.

 

 

Plymouth Speedway

ERIE, MI (November 28, 2018) – The Playground of Power, Plymouth Speedway, will host Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP for two races in 2019. SOD will take on the 3/8 mile speedway on Saturday, July 27th and a second date to be announced later.

Under owner Ed Kennedy, dirt track racing has returned to Northern Indiana in a big way with a state-of-the-art racing entertainment facility. Opening as a paved track in 1952, the speedway started its transition to dirt with a ¼ mile dirt oval created inside the 3/8 mile paved track in 2012. The current 3/8 mile dirt track replaced the paved oval in 2013. In 2016, new seating was constructed to enhance the fan experience.

SOD raced at Plymouth from 2012 through 2015, giving SOD competitors some familiarity with the track. In addition, several Plymouth (crate) Pro Sprint drivers also raced with SOD, so they will be right at home.

More information about the 2019 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP schedule will be released in upcoming announcements.

Get to know Plymouth Speedway at www.plymouthspeedway.net and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PlymouthSpeedway.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

 

2019 Competitor Registration Opens on Monday, December 3

OSWEGO, NY (November 28, 2018) - Competitor registration for all divisions on Oswego Speedway's 2019 schedule including the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodifieds will open on Monday, December 3.

To register, competitors may download the registration forms that are in the process of being uploaded under the 'FORMS' tab at OswegoSpeedway.com.

Registrations can be emailed, faxed, or mailed along with payment. Payment must be made at time of registration. Track office hours will be set up in December to accommodate the registration process. Please follow along on social media to keep track of when the office will be open.

The speedway's pit stall reservation process has changed slightly in order to make room for the new 350 Supermodified division. Novelis Super teams will be pitted in the same area, 350 teams will be pitting at the east end of the front pit area, and SBS teams will be pitting at the west end of the back pit. Pit stall reservations are still $50.

If you have any questions about the registration process for the 2019 season, you may email the speedway at oswegospeedway@gmail.com or call the track office at (315)-342-0646.

Time schedules, grandstand pricing, and more as part of the track's 2019 schedule will be announced soon.

For those wishing to renew Classic or season ticket packages, you will have until Saturday, May 1 to contact Paul at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

Those who need to renew their Classic Weekend camping spaces have until Monday, December 31. You can also do this by sending the track an email at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

Several ‘Fast Friday’ testing sessions are planned prior to Open Practice on May 25. It is anticipated that the track will be ready by mid-April. You can email oswegospeedway@gmail.com to sign up for potential testing slots.

Rule changes for the 2019 season which include Supermodified wing specs, Small Block Super crate engine specs, and the rules for the new 350 Supermodified class can be found at OswegoSpeedway.com.

An updated 2019 rule book will be available in PDF form and can also be located at OswegoSpeedway.com. This rule book will detail packages for all three classes, plus point structure, purse information, and more.

Oswego Speedway is actively seeking a 350 Supermodified division sponsor plus race night sponsors for all three divisions. If interested in joining our marketing program, you may contact Paul Conzone at pconzone@oswegospeedway.com, or Steve Quonce at squonce@oswegospeedway.com.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2018-2019 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS RIVALRY DEVELOPING AMONG OPEN COCKPIT SPECIALISTS, 600 MICRO SPRINT RACING REGULARS

TRENTON, NJ NOVEMBER 28, 2018 . . . A fierce rivalry is expected at the second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, December 13-15 at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ.

Stars of the Central PA Posse Sprint circuit, Dirt Modified and Midget Car competitors want nothing more than to show up the 600cc Micro Sprint regulars at their own game. Drivers who compete weekly on pavement speedways want to show the dirt drivers they can slide around and go fast on a tacky clay oval. The 120 drivers that have entered from 11 different states each want to prove they are the best.

The First Dirt Nationals was won by 36-year-old Staten Island, NY resident Whitey Kidd, III, a Micro Sprint regular. Kidd came from deep in the starting field to make a late race pass for the lead on Midget Car/Micro standout Alex Bright of Collegville, PA. Brian Carber of New Holland, Pa., a Sprint Car/ Micro Star, came from fifth to third on the final lap last year.

Tim Buckwalter of Douglassville, PA, a full-time racer in USAC Sprints, Dirt Modifieds, SpeedSTRs and Micros, finished fourth last year. Austin Quick of Etters, PA, who works full-time in Micro Sprint racing, finished fifth.

To win the top prize of $5,000 last year, Kidd threw caution to the winds to make a brazen outside move on Bright, who had led most of the race.

“He (Bright) gave me the room and I just shot to the outside and held on,” Kidd said. “I’ve been going to Atlantic City since the beginning trying to win there, got close, but never won. I had hoped they (Indoor Auto Racing Series) would do a dirt race, and I’m glad they did,” Kidd exalted.

Kidd’s returning for what he hopes is a second career highlight victory, but the competition will be tougher than ever.

A two car team entered by Tom Fraschetta will be composed of two heavyweights, Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint champion Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA and dirt Modified Super Star Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY.

Montieth just missed qualifying for last year’s event, but added experience in a Micro Sprint he should be a contender for the win. Rudolph, fresh off finishing second in the Super DIRTcar big-block Modified series points and winning two other track championships will also rely on his indoor race experience. Rudolph has won three Indoor Racing Series championships in TQ Midget competition on the concrete floor of arenas including one in Trenton.

Lucas Wolfe, 2018 Williams Grove Speedway 410 Sprint champion has also filed an entry. The Mechanicsburg, PA driver will be part of the team entered by Lou Cicconi, Jr. of Aston, PA., who himself will suit up for the event. Scott Kreutter, a Sprint Car regular from Buffalo, NY who won an Indoor Race on the concrete floor in Allentown, Pa. last year, is also entered in a Trey Hoddick No. 49.

Tim Buckwalter, and his cousin Steve of Royersford, PA are returning as is another Sprint driver Joe Trenca of Clay, NY. Brian Carber and his brother Michael, a member of Chase Elliott’s NASCAR Cup team, are also returning.

Dirt Late Model and Modified rising star Mike Maresca of Potsdam, NY, one of racing’s busiest drivers, is also entered after a strong first ever start in a 600 Micro last year.

Other Dirt Modified racing stars include Billy Pauch, Jr., of Frenchtown, NJ, Dominic Buffalino of Sayreville, NJ and Mike Iles of Medford, NJ. Pauch Jr. won the 600 Micro Sprint and SpeedSTR titles this season at Pa.’s Kutztown Action Track.

Popular Ryan Flores, the Indoor Racing Series winner on the concrete floor inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in 2017, will be making his first ever start on dirt. The former New Jersey resident now living in North Carolina, is a tire changer for Ryan Blaney’s Roger Penske owned NASCAR Cup team. Transplanted upstate New York pavement TQ racer Tim Nye of Troutman, NC will also race indoors this season on dirt as well as three concrete series races.

Dirt Micro Sprint racer and another Indoor TQ Midget specialist, Matt Roselli from Brodheadsville, PA is entered along with ARDC Midget standout Eric Heyenreich of Bloomsburg, PA.

This year’s Indoor Dirt Nationals calls for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races for split fields on both Thursday and Friday night. On Saturday, with all 120 cars on hand, Alphabet mains are scheduled, with racers having the opportunity to advance from double G, F, E, D, C, and B mains to the 50 lap A-Main paying $5,000 to win. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

The CURE Insurance Arena itself has undergone a makeover from floor to ceiling to enhance the viewing experience for race fans at this year’s Nationals. The goal has been to make the arena one of finest in the state.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Other information and select tickets are available by calling the series office during regular working hours at 609-888-3618.

 

 

Austin Liggett Locks Into First Turkey Night Grand Prix Feature

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending Thanksgiving in Ventura, CA for the Turkey Night Grand Prix, Austin Liggett would have a great couple of days culminating with a fourth place finish in Sprint Car action, before locking into his first Turkey Night Grand Prix with the USAC National Midget Series.

“It was a great couple of days,’ Austin Liggett said. “We locked into Thursday’s sprint car feature with our Wednesday night performance and with us able to focus on the midget for the better part of Thursday night we overcame an early set back and I locked into the feature in what was my first try.”

Piloting the Britton Bock owned midget, Liggett and team would have some issues during time trials that resulted in a 31st quick effort amongst the 61 drivers checked into the prestigious event.

Finishing sixth in his qualifier, the Tracy, CA driver would move into the Last Chance Showdown where he chased after a ticket into the 98-lap feature event. Running a smooth LCS, Liggett would thrill the crowd as he made a last lap, last corner pass to earn the final transfer position into the ‘A’.

Locking into his first Turkey Night Grand Prix, Liggett would take the green from the back of the pack, and would do what he could against a talented field of drivers, until pulling in on the 50th lap as he went down a lap to the leaders.

“It was an accomplishment in itself to make the feature in my first go at it going against some really talented teams and drivers,” Liggett noted.

Following a sixth place finish in Wednesday night’s Fast Dash in Sprint Car action, Liggett would take the green flag from the third row for the 30-lap Battle at the Beach feature event.

Mixing it up with drivers like CJ Leary, Carson Macedo, and Geoff Ensign, the 2018 USAC West Coast Champion would close his season out with his 13th Top-5 of the year as he finished in the fourth position.

“I have to thank Britton Bock for the opportunity to wheel his midget, and I also have to thank my parents, Landon, Angela, Matt and Aly for their help over a busy two days.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Lucas Oil, Hurst Fabrications, Infinity Shocks, 4 Alarm Promotions, Epic Fire Apparel, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-3, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Liggett’s 2018 season has concluded but his 2019 season will get underway in January during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

Swindell Set for Final Start of 2018 This Weekend During Gateway Dirt Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 27, 2018) - Sammy Swindell has one final event on tap in 2018.

Swindell will pilot his midget this Thursday through Saturday inside The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., during the 3rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals. It marks the first time midgets will race in the event.

"You try to relate it to someplace you've run," he said. "With me running just the Chili Bowl with that car I don't have all that much to go off. It's, 'This is different from the Chili Bowl so this is what I'll do.'"

The race will also provide a great opportunity for Swindell to shake down his race car prior to the 33rd annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, which will be held Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Swindell said he's hopeful to have similar success during the Gateway Dirt Nationals as he's had at the Chili Bowl.

"We've had good cars at the Chili Bowl," he said. "I don't see it a whole lot different. We'll just have to fine tune."

Swindell's most recent race in a midget was last January during the Chili Bowl.

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the 3rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions is a leader in lightweight hoses and fittings within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, CP Pistons, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Scores Top-10 Result During Debut at Arizona Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 27, 2018) - Jack Dover recorded a top-10 finish during his final event of the season, which was a long 19-hour drive from his shop in Nebraska.

Arizona Speedway hosted the 3rd annual Copper Classic last weekend with Dover making his debut on Friday night. He qualified 17 th quickest, but maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race to garner the seventh starting position for the ASCS Southwest Region A Main.

"We weren't good in qualifying both nights, but we raced our way up through there in the heat and didn't have to run the B Main," he said. "We missed the setup and gear a little bit in the feature. The car was pretty good. We could run wherever we wanted. We mainly missed the gear."

Dover finished with an eighth-place run, which marked his 31st top 10 of the season.

He returned to the oval on Saturday, but went out last in time trials. Dover timed in 19th quickest overall, but once again a strong outing in his heat race of fifth to third place earned a lock-in position into the main event.

"We were second quickest out of everybody in hot laps, but we were the last car out in qualifying so that didn't help," he said. "The track got wider. We were trying to keep the car light and didn't have enough fuel in it. Every time I'd go into the corner it'd sputter. We were behind the eight ball from then on. We went from fifth to third in the heat and we were pretty good, but then we had a fuel leak in the feature."

Dover was forced to exit the main event early because of the problem.

"We were pretty excited for Saturday night because we learned some stuff after Friday," he said. "I think we could have been a top-five car. I'm disappointed we had that fuel leak and didn't have a shot at it, especially since it was such a long haul out there and back."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 8 (7).

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: DNF (14).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Liquid Trucking

Founded in 1989, family owned Liquid Trucking has grown to one of the 30 largest tank trucking companies in the United States. Liquid Trucking prides itself on providing the highest quality liquid transport services out of the Midwest and servicing the continental United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.LiquidTrucking.com.

"I'm really excited to have a big, local company I can represent," Dover said. "When we travel around the Midwest we see their trucks everywhere. It's great to have a company like that want to be part of Jack Dover Racing."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Husker Diesel, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating 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 Craftsman Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Price Finishes Seventh in Copper Classic Opener at Arizona Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 27, 2018) - Robbie Price wrapped up the 2018 season last weekend, competing in the 3rd annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway with the ASCS Southwest Region.

Price, who was driving for Casey Minks, marched through the field in the opener to record a seventh-place finish before bad luck befell him during the main event on the final night.

On Friday night, Price advanced from fifth to third in the fifth heat race after he opened the night qualifying 25th. He then raced his way from eighth to fourth in the first B Main to earn a spot into the 25-lap main event.

"We were really good early in the night," he said. "In the heat race the car was pretty good and I got up to third, which was one spot short of transferring. When I got to third, the top two were gone. We were a little free in the B Main, but were decent and I was able to transfer."

Price lined up 15th in the main event, but he was involved in an opening lap caution that led to him restarting at the tail of the field. The native of Cobble Hill, B.C., then steadily worked his way back through the field to cross the finish line seventh.

"After getting tangled up on the start, we came from the back and within about the first four laps there was another yellow and I was already back up to 15th where I started," he noted. "We were really good on the long runs in the main. We kept moving forward and had a good night."

The Copper Classic finale saw Price qualify 13th quickest and finish fourth in the first heat race. He then won the B Main, leading all 12 laps, to earn a spot into the 30-lap main event.

"We were too free in the heat race," he said. "I was in the transfer spot for a bit and we just missed it a little and finished fourth, which was one spot out again. In the B Main we started on the pole and led the whole thing and the car felt pretty good."

In the main event, the nose wing fell off Price's car approximately five laps into the race. Then, with three laps to go, something broke, causing Price to get into the wall and upside down, thus ending his night. Price was scored 17th in the final rundown.

"I was pretty optimistic going into the main event based on what we did the night before," he said. "We still moved forward a couple of spots, even after the nose wing fell off. We weren't that bad when it fell off. I was able to maintain and even pass a few cars. We definitely didn't have the speed once the nose wing fell off. I feel bad for Casey because it junked the car. I wish we could have run the whole race with the nose wing and finished. It was disappointing to go the whole race and have that happen at the last minute."

The Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway completed the 2018 season for Price. On the final tally, he had two wins to go along with 16 top-10 finishes, of which seven were top-five performances.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 3 (5); B Main: 4 (8); Feature: 7 (15).

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 17 (16).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSORS -

Price would like to thank CARSTAR Leduc, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Triple X Race Co. and Strong Crane Service for their continued support.


 

KENNY WALLACE DIRT TRACK DRIVING EXPERIENCE AT PERRIS MAKES GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!

(Perris, CA, November 27, 2018) Do you or that special person on your Christmas shopping list want a chance to drive a real race car at Perris Auto Speedway? If you answered yes, we have some good news for you! The “Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience” is coming back to the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval this coming Saturday, December 1st. The session will begin in the morning and will continue through the afternoon. You can drive a Sprint Car, Late Model, a Legends Dirt Modified or an IMCA Modified. If you do not want to drive but would like to have a ride along in a real race car, they offer that as well.


For more information or to make reservations please use the following link https://dirtracewithkenny.com/project/perris-auto-speedway/ or call 1-401-543-FAST.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (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. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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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 website LoudPedal Productions

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2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

February 9th “Opening Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

February 23rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction I: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds


March 30th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 25th “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 15th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

October 26th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Blake Carrick Ninth at Copper Classic Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting to another track for the first time to close out his 2018 Rookie season in a winged sprint car, Blake Carrick took to Arizona Speedway for the Copper Classic where he would record a ninth place finish on Friday night before a part failure Saturday ended his night early.

“It was a good weekend, and fun to get back in the winged car,” Blake Carrick said. “We had a lot of speed both nights, but we had some bad luck Saturday night running inside the Top-10.”

Carrick got his Copper Classic underway by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 69 machine in 11th fastest in time trials. Picking up a fourth place finish in his heat race, the youngster from Lincoln, CA would be forced into the ‘semi’.

Able to race his way to a win during the ‘B’, Carrick would make his way into the opening night feature event where he would take the green flag from the 12th starting position.

Despite it being his first visit to Arizona Speedway, Carrick would continue to run well on the new surface as he worked his way forward during the 30-lap feature event.

Getting into the Top-10 near the conclusion of the feature, Carrick would take the checkered flag in the ninth position.

Saturday night’s Copper Classic finale would see Carrick kick things off by timing in 18th fastest during qualifying time trials before tallying a fifth place finish during his heat race.

Lining up in the second row of the ‘B’, Carrick would hang on to a transfer position as his fourth place finish put him in the 22nd starting spot for the Copper Classic feature event.

From the back of the pack, Carrick came alive on the slicked off surface as he began working his way forward quickly. Despite being mired in traffic, Carrick was able to make some different lines work as he soon found himself near the Top-10.

Cracking the Top-10 in the race’s waning laps, an issue on the 25th lap would force Carrick into the pit area with his night coming to an end.

“It was fun coming forward like we did on Saturday night, but something in the steering gear went south and it ended our night,” Carrick added. “Thanks to everyone on our team for all they do for me.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake’s 2018 season is complete, but he will kick 2019 off at the Tulsa Shootout in Tulsa, OK January 1-5.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-6

 

 

Tanner Carrick Sixth at Turkey Night Grand Prix

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the 78th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix last week, Tanner Carrick would put together a great night that saw him earn quick time honors and take home a sixth place finish.

“It was a good night for us,” Carrick said. “We had a great car, timed in well and came away with a sixth place finish.”

Running the special Turkey Night Grand Prix format, Carrick would handle business early in the night as he timed the CVC/TRD/Spike Chassis entry in fastest in qualifications.

By way of his qualifying effort, Carrick would move directly into the 98-lap feature event where he would lead the star-studded field to the green flag.

When the race came to life, Carrick would see fellow front row starter Chad Boat get the jump and he would begin to battle with fellow Keith Kunz Motorsports teammates, Kyle Larson and Tucker Klaasmeyer as they battled hard inside the Top-Five.

As the long race continued to click on, Carrick would continue to hold strong in a big battle of KKM cars as soon Christopher Bell joined the mix as laps clicked off quickly on the tight confines of Ventura Raceway. Falling outside of the Top-Five late in the race, Carrick would take the checkered flag in sixth.

Aside from competing in a Midget at Turkey Night, Carrick was also in action aboard the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T Non-Winged Sprint Car.

With heats and qualifiers taking place on Wednesday night, Carrick would pocket a seventh place finish in heat race action before finishing fifth in a qualifier.

Finding himself in one of the trio of Thursday night ‘B’ Mains, Carrick would pick up the win in the 12-lap affair and move into the ‘Battle at the Beach’ feature event.

By way of his win, Carrick would grid the field from the 13th starting position on what was a racy surface for the sprint car feature. Despite having little non-winged sprint car seat time, the Lincoln, CA pilot was able to work his way into the Top-10.

Doing a great job of working his way forward, Carrick would close his visit to Ventura, CA out with a ninth place finish.

Friday and Saturday saw Carrick showcase his versatility as he made his way to Arizona Speedway for a weekend of winged 360ci racing during the Copper Classic.

Experiencing engine issues on Friday night, Carrick came out strong Saturday night as he was able to pick up a win during heat race action.

On the strength of his heat win, Carrick would grid the field from the sixth startng position for the 30-lap Copper Classic feature event. On a slick surface, Carrick would flex his muscle on the cushion as he chased after the likes of Colby Copeland, DJ Netto, Roger Crockett and Michael Kofoid.

Mixing it up with a plethora of standouts, some rubber going down on the cushion would make passing late in the race a little tricky. Trying some big moves, Carrick would cap his busy week off with a seventh place finish in the feature event.

“I have to thank everyone on both teams for all of their hard work,” Carrick said. “My KKM guys did a great job with a ton of cars there, and my guys on the sprint car worked hard doing a little non winged and winged racing.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Midget- Starts-39, Wins-2, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-27

Sprint Car- Starts: 31, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 14

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will kick the indoor season off this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Gateway Dirt Nationals in St. Louis, MO.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

MyRacePass to bring live information to the fingertips of Lucas Oil Speedway teams, fans in 2019

WHEATLAND, Missouri (November 27, 2018) - Lucas Oil Speedway is partnering with MyRacePass in 2019 to bring lineups, live scoring and results right into the palm of your hand.

"MyRacePass has a lot of benefit for the drivers and track staff, such as the smart-phone app they can be used to access lineups straight from the pit area," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "Likewise, fans can subscribe to the app to see lineups, real-time scoring and immediate results.

"We're excited about having MyRacePass join us next season."

Josh Holt, co-founder and Director of Business and Marketing, said MyRacePass is equally excited about joining forces with Lucas Oil Speedway.

"It's one of the premier facilities in dirt-track racing and it's going to be exciting to see MyRacePass go to work there," Holt said. "There are a lot of benefits drivers can take advantage of and that fans can take advantage of."

The MyRacePass smart phone app launched at last year's Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals and has more than 100,000 users over the first 10 months.

"It's been a huge success," Holt said. "Everybody's on their smart phones any way. Our goal is to put our product in front of these people, and try to engage those race fans.

"It's a big benefit for the drivers, too. Lucas Oil Speedway will have its schedule on its profile on the app. If they were to subscribe to the live timing then every week they could go back easily and find their previous lap times and all that stuff.

"As for lineups, from their pit stall drivers and their team can grab their phone and find up where they line up. We've seen lots of tracks go paperless. Results are posted as soon as scorers post results as soon as they become official, they easily see their points and how many they're getting. It should streamline things."

Visit MyRacePass.com to find out more information.

The Lucas Oil Speedway season begins March 30 with an open Test and Tune with the Weekly Racing Series opener set for April 6.

Season passes for the 2019 season are available now and those who had them in 2018 can renew at a $25 discount through the end of the year. Contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com to purchase a pass or get more information.

Gift cards also are available, in any dollar amount. They can be redeemed in any department at the speedway or used toward tickets for any event during 2019.

 

 

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Announces Personnel Changes As Ford Engine Program Accelerates

Brownsburg, Ind. (Nov. 27, 2018) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) announced staffing changes pertaining to the organization’s World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series No. 15 entry driven by 10-Time series champion, Donny Schatz.

In recent weeks, TSR and Ford Performance have ramped-up the development of the highly anticipated Ford sprint car engine program and look to have powerplants competing in the WoO Series in the coming months. In support of the program, TSR has transitioned longtime and respected mechanic Rick Warner into a role leading the team’s research and development efforts in conjunction with the dedicated Ford Performance team.

“For the 2019 racing season, we have moved Rick Warner into a lead R&D position as we look to ramp-up our Ford engine program,” said team owner, Tony Stewart. “This is an extremely important project for Tony Stewart Racing as an organization and I can’t think of more innovative and passionate individual to lead the development. Ricky’s mechanical experience and knowledge is unsurpassed and he will be integral in the development of TSR’s future with Ford Performance.

“The accomplishments that Rick [Warner] and Donny Schatz have achieved together have helped shaped the modern-era of sprint car racing. Not only am I fortunate to have both of them as part of my organization as an owner, I also benefit from having both of them in my corner as a driver and a teammate. As we develop our Ford engine program, having both their input will be invaluable.”

Schatz, who will return to the seat of his iconic No. 15 machine for the 2019 season, sits third on the all-time WoO Sprint Series Feature event win list with 283 victories. Coming off his sixth consecutive season of 20+ WoO Sprint Series victories, Schatz will welcome a familiar face in the role of crew chief as Steve Swenson has been promoted into the position.

“Steve [Swenson] and Donny [Schatz] have a strong working relationship that will allow the team to move into a new dynamic flawlessly,” said Stewart. “The foundation that Rick [Warner], Donny [Schatz] and Steve [Swenson] have worked to build will be an asset as we transition as an organization. We’re also pleased to welcome Jakob Weaver to the No. 15 team for the 2019 season.”

For more information regarding TSR, please visit www.TonyStewartRacing.com. Fans can also follow the TSR teams on social media on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

 

 

Klaasmeyer Crowned 2018 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Champion

After a valiant effort in 2017 with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Tucker Klaasmeyer came up one spot short in the final championship standings. Determined to make 2018 his year, the Kansan set with one goal in mind: to win the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship. With the conclusion of the 2018 season, Tucker Klaasmeyer is officially your 2018 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion.

In 2018, the hot shoe out of Paola, Kansas set out on the tour with Keith Kunz Curb-Agajanian Motorsports and headed to the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League season opener in Ocala, Florida at the Inaugural Sunshine State Midget Challenge. While a podium and sixth place finish were nothing too exciting for Klaasmeyer, they were all part of the plan to build a foundation of solid finishes and go after the championship.

"Going into the season, with a new team I was a little nervous on how it would go," commented Klaasmeyer. "Once we got to Florida, that relieved all my fears. The track was a little tricky, but I had good equipment under me. We showed up with the same equipment week in and week out and started getting some wins. That eased a lot of my concerns and then we built on that success for the championship from there."

It was only a couple months later in which Klaasmeyer found himself in victory lane at Belle-Clair Speedway. Capturing his first of six victories with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in 2018, this win was particularly special because it was his career-first. Klaasmeyer backed up the performance the next night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with another victory.

"It's one thing to run for points, as you don't necessarily have to win every race to run for points, but I needed those for myself," said Klaasmeyer. "Once I got the first win, I was able to focus more on driving and getting strong finishes. To get those first two wins and then keep them going throughout the year was pretty special."

All-in-all, Klaasmeyer had a total of six wins throughout 2018 with a staggering 18 top five finishes in 29 feature events. With a 590-point advantage of teammate, Ryan Robinson, Klaasmeyer was able to not only earn his first POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship, but also the first for Keith Kunz Curb-Agajanian Motorsports.

"Ryan and I, we never had any tension," stated Klaasmeyer. "We actually became good friends. It sucks when you're competing with your teammates, as you root for their success, too, but at the end of the day, you have to get it done for yourself."

"To be a champion is pretty special," Klaasmeyer commented. "It takes a lot of time and work form the guys at the shop. There're not very many firsts for Keith anymore, so to get him his first POWRi National Championship is pretty special. Between Logan and I sweeping the top midget championships, that's a testament to what they do and what they accomplish as a team."

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow "POWRi_Racing" on Twitter.

 

 

Macedo to Aim for One Better as Hickman Signs On

The runner up in the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic and one of the young guns that captured everyone’s attention last January are the two latest drivers to confirm their participation in the 2019 Classic.

Carson Macedo delivered on the Classic Stage for car-owners Sean and Felicity Dyson when he captured a runner-up finish, while Rusty Hickman ran wheel-to-wheel and beyond at times with some of the sports best, in a car that was selected as the Best Presented entry of the 2018 Classic.

Macedo who contracted to World Series Sprintcars in 2017-18 amidst his strong Classic run, carried that rich vein of form back to his native United States where he was consistently strong, predominantly on the ultra-tough All-Star Circuit of Champions Tour.

His form in the 3G Joe Gaerte backed car yielded a runner up finish on the 2018 All-Star Tour, behind eventual series Champion Aaron Reutzel.

Carson Macedo claimed 5 wins with 20 top five performances from his 40 race All-Star Schedule. His wins came at Stateline Speedway, Jamestown NY, Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport NY on back-to-back nights in June, before further wins at Pennsylvania’s famed Lincoln Speedway, Attica Raceway Park in Ohio and Outlaw Speedway in Dundee NY.

His time with the World of Outlaws produced 4 top five results from seven top 10’s, while it was during the Month of Money at Knoxville Raceway that Macedo showed true class both on and off the track when he was chosen to polite the Jason Johnson Racing 41 car for Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson following Jason’s tragic passing.

What Macedo produced was fairy tale stuff!

He finished second in the 360 Nationals and followed that up with another second placing at the Capitani Classic which is one of the toughest single night programs anywhere in the world.

At the Nationals, he set quick time on Night 2 of Qualifying, before failing to transfer out of his heat! Rather than be resigned to a tough week, Macedo fought back to transfer from the B-Main, which he won, to finish 9th in the qualifying nights A-Main which would see he and the 41 Team lock directly in to the A-Main of the Knoxville Nationals.

The Nationals final would see Carson start from position 8 and finish in 6th, while he also drove from deep in the pack in the Speed Sport Challenge to record a 6th place.

From that point forward, it seemed that Carson Macedo was bound for a full-time World of Outlaws ride in 2019, and it just so happens that he will be at the wheel of the Kyle Larson Racing #2 in the toughest Sprintcar Series on the planet next season.

In the shorter term, Carson will again be behind the wheel of the Sean and Felicity Dyson backed N99 for a chance to go one better at the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. The always meticulously turned out KRE powered KPC Chassis will have support from Complete Parts and Equipment for their shot at Classic history.

On the back of winning the R&M Security Best Presented Car and Crew Award in 2018, as well as running wheel to wheel in a heart stopping race with Tim Kaeding, the hard charging young gun Rusty Hickman is also back for Classic duty.

In 2018 Rusty finished 17th in the Friday Night A-Main before winning C Main 1 and then charging through the B-Main field to finish 6th, narrowly missing the coveted transfer to the A-Main.

Having become the youngest ever winner of the Eureka Sprintcar Series last summer Hickman can now stand among the sports elite as a chance to be in contention for the win on any given night.

With the support to of parent Darren and Sandie the Bendigo native is fast becoming more and more calculated on track and with a hint more polish will be a genuine star of the sport.

In 2019 at the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Hickman will have the support of Hickman’s Tree Maintenance, Peerless Products, Jackal Fencing, Camden Signage and Building Services, J&J Auto Racing, Victory Lane Racegear and Revolution Racegear.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Cox Closes 2018 With Top-10 at Copper Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking the VanLare family up on an opportunity to close his season out in Arizona over the weekend, Justyn Cox and VanLare Motorsport would overcome mechanical issues on Friday night before finishing ninth during Saturday night’s Copper Classic feature event.

“I have to thank Jim and Annette VanLare for the opportunity to sneak one more weekend of racing in,” Justyn Cox said. “It was a pleasure to run their potent No. 5v machine and I had a blast.”

Friday night things would get started with the Clarksburg, CA driver timing in fourth fastest against a stout field on drivers in action for this weekend. Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Cox would drop back to third initially but would fight forward to secure the win and transfer into the Dash.

Finishing third in the all-important Dash, Cox would line up in the second row for the opening night feature event. Making a nice move on Mark Dobmeier on the race’s second lap, Cox would take over the race lead as he worked around the slick surface.

Getting into traffic, Cox would soon feel pressure from DJ Netto as the race neared the halfway point. Fighting in traffic, Netto would get the best of Cox on lap 11 as he continuing to run in the second position.

At the halfway point, Colby Copeland would overtake Cox for the second position, but he would continue to battle as he fought hard for second in the closing laps.

With just two laps to go, Cox would come up lame in the VanLare entry as he coasted to a stop with apparent engine issues under the hood.

Going to a spare bullet for the Copper Classic finale, Cox would get Saturday night started off by timing in 14th quick in time trials.

Finishing third in heat race action, Cox would transfer into the feature event where he would have his work cut out for himself as he lined up in the 12th starting position.

Another slick surface created an exciting feature event, but with rubber going down right on the track’s cushion it would make things tricky in the ladder part of the race.

Able to make a couple of nice moves and catch some drivers off guard, Cox would officially close his season out with a ninth place finish.

“Aside from Jim and Annette, I also have to thank Rodney and Zach for all of their help all weekend long,” Cox said. “We had some good speed, just some bad luck on Friday night and on Saturday we just were too far back. I had some fun, and again am very appreciative of the opportunity.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2018!

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-47, Wins-2, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Justyn Cox has concluded his 2018 season.

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2018 Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction to be held *THIS Saturday* December 1st!

The annual Texas Motorsport Expo and Racer Auction will be held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at the Mesquite Convention Center! This event is a great place to auction off those unneeded items and re-stock for next racing season. The Expo will feature Exhibitor displays from top motorsports vendors and more!

Bring the family! There will be plenty of fun for everyone – shop the exhibit booths and join in the auction!

Motorsport Expo and Auction Quick Facts: Date

SATURDAY December 1st, 2018 Doors Open @ 8:00am Auction Starts @ 9:00am Location

Mesquite Convention Center 1700 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, Texas 75149 Admission Fees

Adults - $15.00 Seniors/Military - $10.00 6-12 - $5.00 5 and Under - Free Racer Auction

Open to the Public … this is a perfect opportunity to get a good price for your motorsport equipment, vehicles and supplies. Retailers … this is a perfect way to move inventory that has been on the shelf too long. All related motorsports items welcome!

Contact Matthew Rhone or Tim Clonch at (972) 289-7223 to reserve lot numbers for auction items

Auction Items Drop Off @ The Mesquite Convention Center Friday, November 30th, 2018 9:00am to 7:00pm Trade Show Exhibitors

Booths in the Trade Show are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, go to http://www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/vendors or contact Chelsie Lorenz at 972.290.7002. Download and complete the 2018 Texas Motorsport Expo Vendor Contract to get your spot secured today.

Vendor Booth Setup is @ The Mesquite Convention Center Friday, November 30th, 2018 9:00am to 7:00pm Getting There

It’s easy getting there! From 635/LBJ Freeway South take exit 4 Military/Scyene. Travel south on the Service Road.

Mesquite Convention Center 1750 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, TX 75149 Hampton Inn & Suites - Event Discount

If you are traveling to this event, the Hampton Inn & Suites on the premises of the Mesquite Convention Center will play host to attendees of this great event! There is an allotment of rooms saved to offer room discounts for this event. Hurry and book your room today to make sure you can get the event discount at http://www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/locations/?i=19759 Don’t Miss It!

Visit http://www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com today!!

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Persistence Rewards Orr

With six and a half seasons of 410 Sprintcar racing to his name, Alex Orr was yet to experience a feature-race podium with the class; however, that all changed at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway last Saturday night, when he achieved the feat while contesting the Sid Hopping Shootout.

While his maiden podium has been a long time coming, Orr’s 2017-18 season campaign at Valvoline Raceway indicated that he wasn’t far from realising the milestone, having picked up a trio of fifth-place finishes throughout the season.

Knowing that qualifying towards the front of the feature-race field would be crucial in order to come away with a positive result in last Saturday night’s event, which coincided with the fourth Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round, that’s exactly what the 25-year-old racer did, winning his heat race and ending up third in the pole shuffle, which determined his inside third-row starting position.

Holding his own against a formidable field of competitors on what was a tough track, Orr managed to retain his starting position throughout the duration of the 30-lap feature race, remaining consistent and going on to greet the chequered flag in the final podium place aboard his NSW # 43 Meander Village supported Maxim.

“So much hard work and persistence has gone into our car over the years to make it competitive, so to finally make it onto the podium is a fantastic feeling for the whole team,” expressed Orr, from Tacoma South on the NSW Central Coast.

“I had a great car from the beginning of the night, which allowed me to qualify towards the front of the feature-race field, and that has been something that I’ve previously struggled with for various reasons. I can’t thank my team enough for their efforts both at the track and in the shed, as this podium is a great reward for them.

“The track was quite challenging in the hot conditions on last Saturday night, but having been able to manage that has instilled great confidence in the whole team for the Christmas-New Year period as the warm weather continues.”

Planning to contest the remainder of the 2018-19 season schedule at Valvoline Raceway, Orr will also be travelling to Victoria later this month to participate in the annual Max’s Race at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway on December 15, which will be his first visit to the track before he returns there for his maiden Grand Annual Classic attempt in late January. The next appearance for Orr and his team will be on the Saturday night of December 8 back at Valvoline Raceway.

Orr would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Meander Village, Kangy Grove Estate, Michael’s Mechanical & Speedway Repairs, and Marland Fire Technology. He would also like to give special thanks to his mum and dad (Tracey and Anthony) and uncle Chris, his pit crew Daniel Field, Michael Butt and Tony Hopping, along with the rest of his family and friends.

To find out more about Orr and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching ORR Racing.

 

 

LANDON SIMON PARTNERS WITH BEST PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS FOR 2019 AND BEYOND

Partnership to begin at Gateway Dirt Nationals, November 29 – December 1

INDIANAPOLIS (November 26, 2018) -- It was announced today that reigning Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Series Champion Landon Simon will drive for Best Performance Motorsports in 2019.

Simon, who has owned, operated and driven his familiar black, silver and blue LSR No. 24 with support from primary sponsor Mt. Baker Vapor for the past five years, will switch to BMP’s black, green and blue No. 1 beginning this week at the Gateway Dirt Nationals.

“I am really excited about this opportunity and the future at Best Performance Motorsports. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at LSR the last 5 seasons and look forward to taking that to BPM. Aligning common goals and bridging the gap between Late Model and Sprint Car racing creates a new world of opportunity,” said Simon.

The Best Performance Motorsports Super Late Model team based out of St. Marys, Ohio has competed full time with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series since 2016. The newly formed open wheel team will operate out of Simon’s Indianapolis shop. A full Sprint Car schedule and additional Midget events will be released at a later date.

The Gateway Dirt Nationals is held in The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri and features the largest indoor dirt track in America, with a semi-banked 1/5 mile dirt surface. The temporary oval within the 67,000-seat stadium on the Mississippi River will see midget racing for the first time ever this week.

“I can’t wait to debut this new partnership at Gateway. Last year we worked with event promoter Cody Sommer and did some testing at The Dome. The atmosphere in there is unreal. I can't thank him enough for giving us another great event,” added the 29-year-old Sprint Car driver.

At Gateway, Simon will drive the Best Performance Motorsports, Mt Baker Vapor, Toyota-powered Triple X. LSR partners Duncan Oil Company, Simpson Race Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, BMRS, Astro Titanium, DMI, Rod End Supply, Hoosier Tire and High Side Design will continue their support in 2019.

For more information, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com

About Landon Simon Racing

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Carson Macedo Closes Tarlton Motorsports’ 2018 Season in Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning home to California for a few weeks before his travels take him back to Australia, Carson Macedo made a rare non-winged appearance with Tarlton Motorsports during the 78th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix in Ventura, CA and made it memorable as he picked up the Thursday night feature event win.

“I can’t thank the Tarlton’s enough for letting me shed the wings and go have some fun on Thanksgiving,’ Carson Macedo said. “Paul Baines really have me a great car and it is pretty cool to get a non-winged win during a prestigious event.”

Locking into the feature event by way of a Wednesday night showing that saw him charge to second in his heat race, fourth in his qualifier, and third in the Fast Dash, Macedo would grid the field from the third starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

Chasing after CJ Leary in the early goings of the feature event aboard the potent Tarlton and Son, Inc./Elite Landscape Construction/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino machine, Macedo would power his way into the race lead on the 14th lap.

Out front, Macedo was able to move around the race track and keep the field at bay though a flurry of restarts would see the Lemoore, CA driver fend off a few attempts to overtake him.

Hitting his marks beautifully on the tight confines of Ventura Raceway, Macedo would beat the field back to the line to claim the Battle at the Beach win during the famed Turkey Night Grand Prix.

“It is pretty cool to take a winged team and run as well as we did and grab the win without the wings,” Carson Macedo said. “Paul Baines hardly works on them, I hardly drive them so it was just a really fun night overall bouncing ideas around and really putting a fast car on the track. Again, huge ‘thank you’ to Tom and Tommy Tarlton, and everyone associated with this team.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2018 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports has closed the 2018 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

Stay connected with Carson by following him on Twitter @Carson_Macedo.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

LISLE, Ill. – Longtime Must See Racing Sprint Car Series flagman Joseph Darrell ‘JD’ Wilbur passed away Nov. 22 at the age of 64.

Wilbur served as the chief starter for the winged asphalt 410 sprint car tour since its inception.

Prior to his time with Must See Racing, Wilbur was well-known in the motorsports industry for his time in American open wheel racing, serving as a starter for the CART Champ Car Series for many years.

“To say that all of us with Must See Racing are shocked and devastated at the sudden and tragic loss of J.D. Wilbur is a tremendous understatement,” noted Must See Racing president Jim Hanks. “J.D. was an integral part of our officiating team and his presence was felt by everyone who came into contact with him at our race events and race tracks. Since Must See Racing first began, he oversaw the action on track and I don’t ever remember a cross word or lack of respect ever being given to him.

“He was one of the best at what he did and his skill for the craft will be sorely missed,” Hanks added. “Our hearts will grieve, but we will race on in J.D.’s honor and carry forward with the same strength that he instilled in so many.”

Wilbur is survived and remembered by many, including children Christopher Wilbur, Jennifer (Jeremy) Overton and Michael (Megan) Wilbur; grandchildren Tristan, Madisyn, Myranda, Nollie, Mera, Alexis Banker, Brian Barcomb and Alyssa Overton.

He was the son of Kenneth and the late Janet Wilbur, the brother of Janice Locke and the late Kennette and Drew Wilbur and the uncle to many.

A memorial service for Wilbur will be held at a later date. He will also be honored by Must See Racing during the series’ upcoming season.

 

 

Chuck Hebing Pockets $8,500 At The Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet

Contact: Paul Harkenrider PST Media paul@patriotsprinttour.com|607-237-6372

(Vernon, NY) In what was another career year for Chuck Hebing, his season ended with a $8500 check in virtue of winning his third career A-Verdi Storage Containers PST championship and his first career PST Canada title. Drivers, crew members, marketing partners and family members gathered at the Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino as the two Mike Emhof Motorsports owned series (Patriot Sprint Tour and CRSA) celebrated their seasons. Jeff Trombley accepted his second consecutive CRSA series title. Hebing’s banner year included A-Main wins at Albany-Saratoga, Ransomville, Clinton County, Brockville-Ontario, Woodhull, and Ohsweken as well as a number of podium finishes at Outlaw Speedway and BAPS Motor speedway. Hebing only had two DNF’s all season and an average finish of 5.28. His point fund money, Hoosier tire bonus’s, and contingency bonuses added up to $8,500 in championship funds. He defeated Jordan Thomas who made great strides in his program racing with the tour for the second consecutive season. The 2017 PST newcomer award recipient scored a victory at the Fulton Speedway in early June and then played the consistency game for the remainder of the season. Thomas was also able to pick up the Bonnell’s Rod Shop dash series championship as well. Kyle Drum was the Patriot Tank Lines hard charger award winner by advancing 39 positions throughout the year. Drum was also awarded the 2018 Sportsmanship award which was voted by the PST officials. Scott Goodrich came on board with the tour in 2018 after graduating from 305 competition. Goodrich made strides throughout the season including a pair of top tens in the late August swing to Outlaw and Woodhull. Goodrich would be awarded the most improved driver as well as “Patriot of the year” as Goodrich traveled thousands of miles from his Middletown, NY head quarters. Pete Richardson rounded out the top five in the PST point standings. Richardson was one six drivers who attempted to qualify for every PST sanctioned event. He was also the award winner for ‘Best Appearing Car.’ Steve Glover was the other driver who attempted to qualify for all Patriot Sprint Tour events and he took home a sixth-place finish in the point standings. Completing the top ten were Jared Zimbardi, Paulie Colagiovanni, Josh Azzi and Davie Franek. Jordan Thomas picked up a couple of other awards in the evening such as the Tough Luck Award and for the second consecutive season, the worst draw award was earned for having an average draw of 35.20. Jason Hummel and Mark Tychoniewicz would go on to win mechanics of the year as they played in a significant role for the on-track success of Chuck Hebing. As mentioned earlier, Hebing only had two DNF’s all season. The dedication to motorsports award went to long time PST staff member, Josh Alysworth for his constant punctuality and terrific administrative work for the Patriot Sprint Tour organization. Joe Verdi, of A-Verdi Storage containers announced his partnership with the tour will go into 2019 and beyond. PST president, Mike Emhof, closed out the banquet indications that the 2019 schedule is coming together nicely. He then went on to thank to all the marketing partners, staff, drivers, crew members and families for the continued support of the Patriot Sprint Tour. Be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com for more off-season news and updates pertaining to the 2019 season. You can also Like Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter. The Patriot Sprint Tour would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support throughout the 2018 season. A-Verdi Storage Containers, Bonnell’s Collision Center, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Prestige Pool & Spa, Champion Power Equipment, Einstein Construction Group, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Patriot Tank Lines, Just Signs & Designs, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Curtis Berleue Photography. Final Patriot Sprint Tour Standings 1. 45-Chuck Hebing ($8500) 2. 79-Jordan Thomas ($4350) 3. 47-Kyle Drum ($3500) 4. 30-Scott Goodrich ($2500) 5. 67r-Pete Richardson ($2000) 6. 121-Steve Glover ($1650) 7. 82-Jared Zimbardi ($1650) 8. 10-Paulie C