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Fremont Speedway to reward FAST, OSCS teams with huge purse Saturday

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Contact: Rich Farmer

fremontspeedway@yahoo.com

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway has upped the ante in the 2nd installment of the North verses South battle for Ohio slated for Saturday, May 27. The teams of the “north” made up by the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship 410 Sprint Series presented by Ohio Logistics and those representing the “south” in the Ohio Sprint Car Series will battle for a huge purse paying the winner of the 40-lap feature $5,000 on Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating Night.

Even more impressive, the total A-main purse will offer increases in nearly every position – the driver finishing 15th in the feature will take home $1,000 and it pays $500 just to take the green flag in the main event. The field will be comprised of 20 starters with an additional four provisionals including the highest driver in FAST points and the highest driver in OSCS points who did not qualify through the heat or B-main in addition to the fastest qualifier who did not transfer through the heat or B and a promoter’s choice.

“It’s our way of not only showing appreciation for the race teams that support us each week but to the OSCS teams that have a little bit of a drive to get here and to encourage some of the outsiders to come compete,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter and FAST President.

Also, those cars who do not make the 40-lap A-main will take home $100.

The total A-main purse for Saturday at Fremont Speedway is: 1. $5,000; 2. $2,250; 3. $1,600; 4. $1,400; 5. $1,250; 6. $1,200; 7. $1,150; 8. $1,100; 9. $1,050; 10. $1,020; 11. $1,015; 12. $1,010; 13. $1,005; 14. $1,000; 15. $1,000; 16. $700; 17. $525; 18. $520; 19. $515; 20-24. $500.

Also, the drivers in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint division will battle for $1,000 to win the A-main. The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks and McCullough Industries 602 Late Models will also be in action.

Coming into Saturday’s event at Fremont Speedway, home town driver DJ Foos has increased his lead in the FAST point standings to 20 over Tiffin, Ohio’s Duane Zablocki and by 24 points over Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews. Napoleon, Ohio’s Tyler Gunn and Genoa, Ohio’s Brian Lay round out the top five in FAST points. Sixth through 13th in points are Shawn Valenti of Fostoria, Ohio, who scored his first 410 sprint win last Sunday against Sprint On Dirt competition at Baer Field Motorsports Park; FAST rookie of the year candidate Britton, Michigan’s Dan McCarron, veteran Fremont, Ohio driver Jody Keegan; four time and defending FAST champion Byron Reed of Monclova, Ohio; Hermitage, Pennsylvania’s Adam Kekich; Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs; Fremont, Ohio’s Stuart Brubaker; and Wooster, Ohio’s Trey Jacobs.

Six time Fremont track champion Reed, who scored a win on Fremont’s opening night, leads the track’s points over Rob Chaney, Zablocki, Gunn, Phil Gressman, Andrews, Thomas Meseraull, Brubaker, Jared Horstman and Lay.

Gates will open Saturday at 4 p.m. with racing under way at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults; $18 for senior citizens; $10 for teens (ages 11-16) and as always, children under 10 years of age get in free. Pit passes are $30.

For more information about Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

Those seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship 410 Sprint Series presented by Ohio Logistics or the 2017 JLH General Contractor FAST Championship 305 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro can log on at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘like’ FAST on Facebook at facebook.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 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 and the Pub 400 of Fremont

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 25

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 709; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 582; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 515; 4. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 499; 5. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 474; 6. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 431; 7. Jeb Ses­sums, Burleson, Texas, 400; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 387; 9. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 378; 10. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 354; 11. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 346; 12. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 335; 13. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 334; 14. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 332; 15. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 330; 16. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 318; 17. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 302; 18. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 291; 19. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 275; 20. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 274.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 246; 2. Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 229; 3. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 224; 4. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 219; 5. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 217; 6. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 204; 7. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 197; 8. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 193; 9. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 192; 10. Mike Stallings, Sanger, Calif., 147.

Colorado – 1. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 74; 2. Buddy Tubbs, Colorado Springs, Colo., Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., each 73; 5. Austin McLean, Love­land, Colo., 72; 6. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wy., 70; 7. Ryan Oerter, Calhan, Colo., 67; 8. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 66; 9. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 37; 10. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 33.

Indiana – 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 40; 2. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 37; 3. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 36; 4. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 35; 5. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 34; 6. John Wolfarth, Boonville, Ind., 32; 7. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 31; 8. Joey Parker, Plain­field, Ind., 30; 9. Kevin Champoux, Indianapolis, Ind., 29; 10. Aaron Carlson, Linden, Ind., 28.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 116; 2. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 115; 3. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 108; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 106; 5. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 100; 6. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 99; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 94; 8. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 91; 9. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 89; 10. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, 72.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 114; 2. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 110; 3. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., and Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, both 107; 5. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., 70; 6. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 68; 7. Asa Lee Williamson, Pineville, La., and Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, both 67; 9. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 61; 10. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 40.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 114; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 101; 3. Jer­emy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 100; 4. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 96; 5. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 79; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., and Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., both 71; 8. Karlee Block, Belle Plaine, Minn., 65; 9. Dalyn Cody, Prior Lake, Minn., 48; 10. Brady Forbrook, Morgan, Minn., 38.

Nebraska – 1. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 187; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 179; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 178; 4. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 168; 5. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 165; 6. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 156; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., and Jason Danley, Lin­coln, Neb., both 150; 9. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 148; 10. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 142.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 40; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 39; 3. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 38; 4. Mark Bitner, Columbus, N.J., 37; 5. David C. Brown Jr., Aston, Pa., 36; 6. Joe Kay, Pipersville, Pa., 35; 7. Stefanie Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 34; 8. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 33; 9. Jamie Kostic, Woolwich Township, N.J., 32; 10. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 31.

New York – 1. Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 137; 2. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 135; 3. Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., 134; 4. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., 132; 5. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 130; 6. Gerald Sehn, Deansboro, N.Y., 115; 7. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 97; 8. Jared Zionkowski, Wyalusing, Pa., 29; 9. Craig Pellegrini, Buena, N.J., 26; 10. Mi­chael Kiser, Cooperstown, N.Y., 21.

Ohio – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 79; 2. Cale Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio, 75; 3. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 74; 4. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 71; 5. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 68; 6. Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, 67; 7. Hunter Lynch, Ostrander, Ohio, 65; 8. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 63; 9. Dilan Allagree, South Salem, Ohio, and Joseph Allagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, both 62.

Oklahoma – 1. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 111; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 110; 3. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 101; 4. Tristan Oakes, Sand Springs, Okla., 91; 5. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, 90; 6. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 86; 7. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 85; 8. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 76; 9. Justin Fisk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 71; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 69.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 346; 2. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 335; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 302; 4. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 275; 5. Cale Reigle, New­port, Pa., 258; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 253; 7. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 250; 8. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 234; 9. Stephanie Stevens Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 210; 10. Mark Watkins, McConnellsburg, Pa., 186.

South Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., and Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., both 76; 3. Danny Jones, Concord, N.C., 75; 4. David William Duke II, Sumter, S.C., 74; 5. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., 69; 6. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., and Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., both 67; 8. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 39; 9. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 32; 10. David Thor­man, Greenville, S.C., 31.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 670; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 542; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 491; 4. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 474; 5. Justin Fifield, Mes­quite, Texas, 466; 6. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 419; 7. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 400; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 387; 9. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 378; 10. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 334.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 152; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 148; 3. An­thony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 145; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 136; 5. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 134; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 72; 7. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 71; 8. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 68; 9. Joshua J. Perreault, Madison, Va., 65; 10. Brian Lawson, Orange, Va., 60.

 

 

World of Outlaws return to Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron on July 1

HURON, S.D. — May 26, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is returning to Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, South Dakota on Saturday, July 1. The series competed at the three-eighths-mile, located on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, for the first time in 2015, with eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz picking up the win over Shane Stewart.

The event at Dakota State Fair Speedway will be one of just two races this season for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the state of South Dakota. Last year, Stewart, Brad Sweet and Schatz were all victorious in the state.

“We are looking forward to having the World of Outlaws back at Dakota State Fair Speedway,” said Orville Chenoweth, Promoter at Dakota State Fair Speedway. “The fans really enjoyed them last time in 2015, so to be able to bring the series back right before the Fourth of July will be a great lead-in to the holiday.”

Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. A large fireworks display is also planned for the event.

In the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Dakota State Fair Speedway in 2015, Daryn Pittman led the first nine laps, with Schatz taking the top spot on lap-10 and pacing the remainder of the 30-lap contest. Stewart finished second, with Pittman third, Joey Saldana fourth and Sweet fifth. Saldana opened the night by turning the fastest lap in time trials.

The 2017 season has seen nine drivers visit victory lane so far with the Outlaws. A very strong contingent of 16 full-time drivers are currently following the series full-time, 11 of whom raced in the inaugural series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway in 2015.

Schatz currently leads the series standings and has nine victories, with David Gravel right on his heels. Gravel has recorded eight wins and also recently closed the gap in the point standings, as he chases his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title. Brad Sweet and Jason Johnson each have won a pair of races this season and sit third and fourth in points, respectively. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series titlist rounds out the current top-five.

Stewart, who recently won his first race of the season, is sixth in the standings, followed by rookie Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, who has a pair of wins this year, Joey Saldana and Jason Sides.

Also competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season are veteran drivers Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and Greg Wilson. Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp are two of the youngest drivers on the circuit, while Brent Marks is contending for rookie honors with Haudenschild.

Information on tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D., on Saturday, July 1 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

 

 

Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports come home 12th against World of Outlaws at Lincoln

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

YORK, PA (May 25, 2017) - With 45 of the best sprint cars in the country signed in, Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports started their Outlaw weekend on a good note by finishing 12th at Lincoln. “We were pretty good all night,” Haas said. “I could move around on the racetrack, I think we had a top ten car. It was good to have speed against those guys.” Haas sits sixth in the Lincoln Speedway point standings.

Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports headed to Williams Grove Friday and Saturday but came up two and three spots short of transferring to the feature, respectively on the weekend.

“With the Outlaw format, you need to time well. We didn’t time well enough. We weren’t far off, but enough,” Haas said following Saturday’s event.

Haas and Trone Motorsports have a busy weekend upcoming depending on weather once again. Haas will be at Williams Grove and Lincoln for their weekly shows and has not ruled out running the Weikert Memorial on Sunday at Port Royal. Stay tuned to see where the Trone #39 ends up racing this weekend.

Haas, pilot of the Trone Outdoor Motorsports/ Eagle Steel/ Trone Outdoor Advertising/ Eagle Evergreens/ Bricker’s/ DMI/ Bulldog Rear Ends/ York PB Truss/ No. 39 , will be in action both nights this weekend.

Cory Haas and John Trone would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Eagle Steel, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s, DMI, Bulldog Rear Ends, York PB Truss, Maxim Chassis, Connecticut Oil Kings, KSE, Wings Unlimited, QA1 Shocks, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Oswego Offering Discount Tickets, Room Rates throughout 2017 Oswego Speedway Season

OSWEGO, NY (May 23, 2017) - The all new Holiday Inn Express and Suites, located at 140 East 13th Street in Oswego, will continue a new incentive by offering discounted Oswego Speedway tickets and room rates throughout the 2017 racing season.

A program that began with Opening Day May 13 which will continue throughout the speedway's full-schedule with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, guests will have the opportunity to stay at the Holiday Inn Express for a discounted 10% off rate after purchasing tickets to the speedway's racing program taking place during their stay.

At least two discounted tickets must be purchased for a guest to receive his or her discounted room rate and will be available at the front desk upon check in.

Please contact Rebecca Forman at (315)-207-0100 or email rebecca@hieoswego.com for specifics on dates and pricing.

Oswego Speedway returns to action this Saturday, May 27 for the third annual 'Super Spectacle' featuring the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 for Novelis Supermodifieds, Jack Murphy Memorial 50 for ISMA Supermodifieds and Tony White Memorial 35 for Pathfinder Bank SBS. Tickets can be purchased by phoning the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Novelis Fan Can Chase Opens at Oswego Speedway During Memorial Weekend Triple Header Special

OSWEGO, NY (May 25, 2017) - The Oswego Speedway and Novelis, the series sponsor of the famed Supermodified division, are proud to announce the return of the popular ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ in 2017. In the past seasons, this recycling partnership has surpassed the million mark in recyclable cans, resulting in over $70,000 being donated back to various community initiatives by Novelis. This is thanks to the generous race fans that have donated an average of over 100,000 cans for each of the past nine seasons in exchange for race tickets and other Oswego Speedway prizes.

As in years past, there will once again be three “Get Your Can to the Speedway” race nights in 2017. Night #1 - May 27th 1:30-3:30, Night #2 July 1st 4:30-6:00, Night #3 - August 19 4:00-6:00

In order to drop cans for the collection you must show a Speedway entry ticket from th at night of racing. You can pickup your tickets at the box office before dropping cans to the Novelis and Scriba Bottle and Can Return collection center in front of the Speedway. The recycling can program prizes offered for 2017 will again focus on reducing the overall cost of a night at the Speedway for fans. Budweiser International Classic Weekend tickets and season passes will still be the primary prizes that are awarded.

Since all fans must purchase a race ticket on the dates of the collections to earn any prizes that are offered, some fans will instantly get a break on their night choice inside the Speedway. The donation of 100-199 cans with NYS deposit stamped on them from the same household will earn one family member a $7 food voucher for the concession stands on that night. Households with donations of 200-499 cans will earn (1) General Admission ticket for a future regular race night, while those who donate between 500-999 cans will be rewarded with (2) General Admission tickets for a future regular race night and one chance to win a 2-Seat Supermodified ride to be raffled that night. All households with donations of 1,000 or more will win guaranteed general admission passes for two on Saturday and Sunday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend. Only one reward, per household, per redemption can be cashed in on a single race night. Once a household donates to a certain prize level (100, 200, 500, 1000) they will receive only that level’s rewards, not all those below as well. Please refer to the prize level chart listed below.

The collection totals for fans will be kept for all three events. After the Saturday, August 19 collection date the top 12 fans in season long ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ totals will qualify as prize winners in the 2017 Novelis can collection contest. The top donating household for the season will earn first choice of the following prizes: (2) 2018 regular season pit passes, (2) 2018 regular season reserved seat tickets or (2) 2018 regular season SkyDeck passes.

The second highest donating household will have their choice of the two remaining prizes; while third will earn the final prize. Fans representing households from 4th through 12th positions will all receive 2017 grandstand general admission for two on Saturday and Sunday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the Oswego Speedway page at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

BMP Speedway Announces Partnership With Food Services of America

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (May 26, 2017) - BMP Speedway is proud to announce a partnership with Food Services of America.

FSA is one of the nation's largest broadline food service distributors, serving customers in states throughout the West, Midwest and Alaska. The company has a branch in Billings that will work directly with BMP Speedway this season.

"We are extremely thrilled to have such a reputable company like Food Services of America support us," BMP Speedway Owner Mike Quigley said. "We think this will truly be a beneficial partnership for BMP, FSA and the community."

FSA is the primary sponsor during the two-day IMCA modifieds Gunslinger Tour event at BMP Speedway on June 9-10, when the dirt track will also showcase WISSOTA late models, WISSOTA street stocks, WISSOTA super stocks, Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series and WISSOTA midwest modifieds. FSA will also be a marketing partner at the track throughout this season.

"FSA is a community connected company and a partnership with the BMP Speedway is a natural fit," FSA Marketing Specialist Jasmine Hansen said. "It is a fun, family friendly evening that we are happy to be able to be a part of."

BMP Speedway's next event is this Saturday when it will host WISSOTA midwest modifieds, IMCA modifieds, WISSOTA street stocks and the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series.

The front gates are slated to open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

UP NEXT -

Saturday featuring WISSOTA midwest modifieds, IMCA modifieds, WISSOTA street stocks and Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

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

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

BMP SPEEDWAY -

BMP Speedway , also known as Billings Motorsports Park, is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from early May through late September. The featured classes included WISSOTA late models, WISSOTA street stocks, WISSOTA midwest modifieds, WISSOTA super stocks, IMCA modifieds and Rocky Mountain Sprint Cars. The track will also welcome the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NSA Series sprint cars in 2017 along with monster trucks and sand drags. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

 

 

Cisney, Hill, Rilat and Wheatley Produce Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 26, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Dylan Cisney, Alex Hill, Travis Rilat and Austen Wheatley each earned a feature victory last weekend.

Cisney captured his first win since 2014 on Friday during his debut at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. He also placed fifth on Saturday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.

Hill recorded her first career 360ci winged sprint car triumph on Friday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada.

Rilat lapped up to second place while dominating the NSA Series event at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Saturday. He also ended fifth during his debut at the track on Friday.

Wheatley led the distance to garner his first-ever victory at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Saturday.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top-five finish include:

Jamie Ball rallied from 11th to fourth on Wednesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders.

Seth Bergman posted a fourth-place result on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., during an ASCS Red River Region event.

Joe Trenca maneuvered to a season-best fourth-place finish on Friday at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, with the Patriot Sprint Tour.

Additionally, Inside Line Promotions is excited to announce that Cisney and Zane Hendricks have joined Team ILP!

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, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

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Inside Line Promotions also offers a yearly package that includes multiple free press releases.

To learn more information, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Jack Dover - 2 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13); Derek Hagar - 2 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12); Giovanni Scelzi - 2 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5 and Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13); Austen Wheatley - 2 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20); Seth Bergman - 1 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6); Zach Blurton - 1 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Travis Rilat - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20); Trey Starks - 1 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15) and Zac Taylor - 1 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

 

 

Trenca Captures First Top-Five Finish of Season at Raceway 7

Inside Line Promotions - CONNEAUT, Ohio (May 25, 2017) - Joe Trenca produced his first top-five finish of the season last Friday during a Patriot Sprint Tour event.

Trenca and the Mucci Motorsports team opened the night by maneuvering from fourth to second place in a heat race at Raceway 7.

"We were ok in the heat race," he said. "We didn't have the speed I was really looking for, but we moved forward."

That locked Trenca into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 7 to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"We had a ton of cautions in the feature," he said. "I didn't get going until about Lap 15. Once the fuel load wore off I could get the wing back and we started sailing. Restarts were my friend. We were right there with the top three at the finish line. The leader was there with second place side by side with him and then I was side by side with third and lost it by a nose."

Trenca finished with a fourth-place result, which marked his fourth straight season with a top 10 at the bullring. He remains ranked third in the Patriot Sprint Tour American championship standings.

"That track suits my style," he said. "It's a real fast track and you can run the top hard. I wish we'd go back there more often."

Trenca was also scheduled to race with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., and on Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., but both races rained out.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., and Saturday at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour.

"Albany-Saratoga is a real cool place that's really small, but really fast," he said. "It has some banking to it. And Fonda, we had a good run going last year until a parts failure. I think it will be a good weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 19 - Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., and Saturday at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the "Good Ole Boys" of NASCAR, from mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.FKRodEnds.com.

"We're really excited to work with FK Rod Ends again this year," Trenca said. "They have an outstanding track record and we look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Schoenfeld Headers, Wilwood Brakes, Weld Wheels, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.


 

Baughman Bound for Colorado This Weekend With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (May 25, 2017) - Josh Baughman will make his racing debut in the state of Colorado this weekend.

Baughman is slated to compete on Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan before venturing to Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke on Sunday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's always fun to head to new tracks," he said. "I think both places are new for all of the ASCS National Tour drivers so everyone will be forced to learn on the fly."

Baughman enters this weekend ranked eighth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. However, he is only 36 points out of fifth place and 62 points out of third.

Baughman has earned two top fives and four top 10s, which is tied for fourth in both statistics, in six races with the series this season.

"Our goal going into this weekend is to win a race or two," he said. "We've had some strong runs this year and I know we have a team capable of getting to Victory Lane."

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PPG

PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, and fiber glass. The company was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.PPG.com.

"We've done business with PPG for a few years and we're excited to have that partnership carry over to the race team," Baughman said. "We look forward to taking the PPG brand into Victory Lane."

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Numerous Activities on Tap for AGCO Jackson Nationals Next Week

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 25, 2017) - The 39 th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals kicks off next week with a variety of activities in addition to the on-track festivities.

The excitement begins on Wednesday night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. when Main Street in Jackson will showcase Town & Country Days with free hot dogs. There will be an open house at the race track from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. that night offering $1 beer specials, a chance to get event tickets, suite tours, music and more.

Racing begins on Thursday for the first of three straight nights of action featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series, the Midwest Sprint Touring Series, the Nebraska 360 Sprints and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints each night.

"Winged Nation" will broadcast a live pre-race show each night from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with interviews behind the grandstands.

AGCO will host an open house on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drivers committed to being there for autographs include Kerry Madsen, David Gravel, Brian Brown, Aaron Reutzel and Lee Grosz with his grandfather, Doug Howells. A meal including a pork burger, chips and drink for only $3 is available and all proceeds raised will go directly to "Jackson County Food 4 Kids."

An all-you-can-eat East Lions Pancake Feed will take place at the Fairgrounds Cattle Building by the water tower from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-years-old to 12-years-old.

Saturday morning will also feature the Town & Country Day Parade throughout downtown Jackson beginning at 11 a.m. Madsen will serve as the Grand Marshall.

The bean bag tournament at the track starts at 1 p.m. that afternoon with the Women's Vendor Fair running from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the blue building on the fairgrounds.

Jackson Motorplex has an event on tap this Friday when the half-mile oval will showcase five different divisions of race cars during the 4 th annual Danny Williams Memorial presented by Peterbilt of Sioux Falls.

A $3,500 top prize is up for grabs in the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store class and the winner of the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods main event will receive $1,000. The Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks are also competing.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors ages 62 and older and $10 for students ages 13 to 18. Children ages 12 and younger get in free. There is family pass, which includes two adults and up to three students, for only $45. Pit passes are $30.

For fans unable to attend the event, Speed Shift TV will showcase live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

The night is in memory of longtime fan Danny Williams, who spent a lot of time in the 1980s and 1990s working on race cars. He passed away in September of 2013.

UP NEXT -

Friday for the 4th annual Danny Williams Memorial presented by Peterbilt of Sioux Falls featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

DRIVER AND TEAM'S HOME STATES ON TAP FOR LARSON MARKS RACING OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MEMORIAL WEEKEND:

The Larson Marks Racing team wrapped up four races in the Northeast last night and traveled back to the team's home state of North Carolina. Shane Stewart and team will be competing at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. on Friday, followed up by Lawrenceburg Speedway in Stewart's home state of Indiana on Memorial Day.

OUTLAW SHOWDOWN: For the first time this season, the LMR team will race close to home at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday. Last year, Stewart earned the quickest time of the night in qualifying and finished second in the opening heat race. After finishing fourth in the dash, he advanced two positions in the main event to earn the runner-up effort.

OUTLAW SPRING NATIONALS: On Memorial Day Monday, Larson Marks Racing will compete at Lawrenceburg Speedway, the last race of the season in Stewart's home state. In 2016, he was the eighth-fastest qualifier in time trials, won his heat race and finished third in the dash. After starting the 35-lap main event in third, the pilot of the LMR No. 2 seized the lead on a Lap 5 restart. With 10 laps remaining, Rico Abreu challenged Stewart for the lead and the two swapped positions back and forth for several laps in lapped traffic. Stewart secured the top spot and led the final six circuits for the team's third World of Outlaws win of the season.

JERSEY OUTLAW CLASSIC RECAP: Stewart and team closed out the Northeast swing last night at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway by being the fourth-fastest qualifier of the night, before winning his heat race. He started and finished sixth in the dash to line up in the outside of the third row for the 30-lap main event. The Bixby, Okla., native moved into the fifth position on a Lap 7 restart and with two laps remaining advanced to the fourth position, where he would ultimately finish the race.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and driver/entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be competing in the NMECS Coca-Cola 600 this weekend at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Bob Curtis of Warrensburg, Mo., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Monday night's race at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track on Thursday, June 1 at Jackson Motorplex for the first of three nights of racing.

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

STATS: RACES: 29 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 7 TOP-10 FINISHES: 17

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Race at Ransomville to be Televised on Speedway Showcase

Event to Air on Spectrum Sports Channel Starting July 16th

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (May 24, 2017)- The blistering-fast Patriot Sprint Tour action at the Ransomville Speedway will be coming in to your living room this summer!

The Ransomville Speedway and Patriot Sprint Tour have combined on an effort to broadcast “Speedway Showcase” at “The Big R” on Friday, June 2nd on Spectrum Sports Channels (formerly Time Warner Cable Sports Channel) across Upstate New York. The episode is slated to begin airing on Sunday, July 16th at 11:00 A.M.

“We are excited to put the Patriot Sprint Tour back on cable this year,” declared PST President Mike Emhof. “We have a strong tradition of putting races on TV and are pleased to once again give our series the exposure it deserves.”

Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jenn Martin agreed with Emhof. “We are happy to give our fans more racing content while attracting new fans at the same time,” noted Martin. “Having the ability to showcase to millions of cable customers the great racing Ransomville has to offer as well as the impressive improvements to our facility is an exciting opportunity.”

“Speedway Showcase” will serve as an appetizer to the aggressive schedule set at Ransomville in 2017, including the long-awaited return of the World of Outlaws on July 23rd, the Super DIRTcar Series on Tuesday, August 8th, as well as the second visit by the Patriot Sprint Tour on August 25th. For more information on these events visit www.RansomvilleSpeedway.com.

This will be the first Patriot Sprint Tour race to air on cable since 2011; since that time, more than 100 features have been contested, many of which have been won by Jared Zimbardi. “The Juice” is off to a hot start once again in 2017 and will be a factor at the site of his second-career win back in 2007. PST partners Prestige Pool & Spa, Super Gen Products/ Champion Power Equipment, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Mike Emhof Motorsports and others have jumped on board to make this event possible. For more information visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

“Speedway Showcase” is owned by Hot Wings Media and will broadcast throughout the summer of 2017 on Spectrum Sports Channel with episodes from Weedsport Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway and others to be announced. Hosted by Doug Elkins and former PST Announcer Rich Vleck , the 60-minute episode with feature the qualifying heat race action, dash for cash, and of course the 25-lap A-Verdi A-Main. Along the way there will be feature stories, questions of the night and the tech minute by veteran pit reporter Paul Szmal. Speedway Showcase will air on Spectrum Sports Channel every Sunday morning at 11:00 A.M., with many additional airtimes to be announced. Check out the all-new website for past content at www.SpeedwayShowcase.com.

 

 

Friday Night Excitement Continues With Corr/Pak Merchandising on May 26
By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – May 25,2017 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 22nd season of competition continues Friday, May 26 as Corr/Pak Merchandising presents the second round of Friday Night Excitement. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers are all on the car.

Kids 12 and under can sign-up for the Ohsweken Speedway Kids Club, which includes FREE grandstand admission, a souvenir t-shirt, membership card, VIP treatment and other cool perks throughout the season, such as pre-race activities, pit tours and driver meet & greets. Kids Club memberships are just $20.

KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS
Alex Hill recorded her first career 360 Sprint Car win at Ohsweken to start the season last Friday night. With the Six Nations teenager away from the track this week, a number of drivers will look to become the second different winner in as many races. Scotland-based driver Dylan Westbrook currently holds the point lead ahead of Brantford’s Jake Brown, Caistor Centre driver Cory Turner and Fenwick’s Jim Huppunen.

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Ryan Hunsinger got things rolling in the right direction for his Durnin Motorsports team with a win in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division on Friday night. The opening race to the division’s fourth season marked the first time in its history a B-Main was required due to a car count of over 20. Hunsinger will look to make it two in a row this week while the rest of the field looks for their first win of the season. Hunsinger holds a slim four-point advantage in the championship standings over Caledonia’s Jesse McDonald, Shone Evans of Scotland, Josh Shantz of St.Agatha and Mack DeMan of Mississauga.

MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS
Dave Bailey led only the final two laps of opening night, but it was enough to secure the opening night win and the points lead entering the second round of action on Friday. The defending track champion from Hagersville holds the early point lead over Jim Lampman, Shawn Chenoweth, Derek Lemyre and Karl Sault.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Jon Janssens continued last week’s trend of former champions finding victory lane when he stole the lead from runner-up Mark Bazuin with four laps to go. Entering the second week of action, Janssens leads Bazuin in the championship standings by just four points ahead of Gary Hodgson, Brandon Janssens and Matt Nuell.

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Lucas Smith won the opening battle in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber division when he held off defending champion Dustin Longboat for the win. Smith now holds the early points lead over Longboat, Adam Halbert, Gerald Burnham and Paul Longboat.

Race time is scheduled for 7:30pm. Pit Gates open at 5:30pm before Spectator Gates at 6:00pm. For additional event information or directions to the speedway, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Tickets for the World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Northern Summer Nationals, Triple Crown Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a 9th consecutive season in 2016. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information.

 

 

Stillwaggon Brings Home 17th With the World of Outlaws

Robbie Stillwaggon took in a 410 race at New Egypt Speedway on Wednesday night before heading to Mississippi on Thursday afternoon. Stillwaggon and the #89 Quality Auto Body team have been so busy racing their 360 around the east coast they had yet to have their 410 out in 2017.

Stillwaggon and crew loaded up and headed to New Egypt Speedway to compete with the World of Outlaws. Stillwaggon time trailed in the 23rd position and started 6th in heat race #2. Stillwaggon finished in the 5th position advancing 1 position and into the A-Main where he started 14th.

Stillwaggon started the 30 lap A-Main in the 14th position and had advanced all the way up to 10th before the #89 machine started going away as the track surface changed. Stillwaggon finished in the 17th position competing against some of the best 410 drivers in the country.

Stillwaggon and crew will now load up and head 17 hrs. south to compete in the USCS Speedweek. Stillwaggon’s first stop will be Friday May 26th at Hattiesburg Speedway before heading to Jackson Motor Speedway on Saturday, Greenville Speedway on Sunday and wrapping up Clayhill Motorsports on Monday.

Stillwaggon will then head back home before racing with the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club events on Friday June 2nd at Williams Grove Speedway and on Saturday at the Selinsgrove Speedway.

 

 

Brent Marks increases WoO top-ten count to eight

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (May 25, 2017) - Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks, a Rookie of the Year contender with the Greatest Show On Dirt, ended his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series stretch through the Northeast with a pair of top-ten finishes, the most recent occurring on Wednesday evening, May 24, at the New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, New Jersey. For Marks, the pair of top-ten performances increases his overall count to eight on the season, also scoring a top-ten finish during the World of Outlaws visit to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19. Each of Marks’ top-ten achievements were the result of tenth place finishes.

With his recent top-tens included, the “Myerstown Missile” is now 12th in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship chase, as well as second the Rookie of the Year standings. A 20-point push would put Marks inside the top-ten of the World of Outlaws championship.

“Things have been going pretty well for us. When things are good, they are really good, and when things are bad, they tend to become really obvious. We just need to find that happy-medium,” Brent Marks explained. “Anytime you can earn a top-ten finish with the World of Outlaws says a lot about your program and what you are capable of doing. We’ll just keep working hard and continue to look for ways to improve.”

Brent Marks’ rookie campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt will continue with two programs over Memorial Day weekend, first visiting The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 26; a perfect opportunity to test and tune before returning to the Charlotte, North Carolina, complex for the annual World of Outlaws World Finals in November.

Marks will end his holiday weekend by participating in the Memorial Day Spectacular presented by KOI Auto Parts at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana; the final World of Outlaws appearance in The Hoosier State this season.

“Every race is an important race,” Brent Marks said. “We’ve been making a lot of progress this year and I owe it all to my team. I wouldn’t be where I am right now without their determination.”

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com, soon to be available on the road in the Shark Racing apparel trailer.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 WoO Stats: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway - Unsanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 8

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

 

 

Danny Dietrich highlights recent WoO swing with podium at Lincoln Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (May 25, 2017) - Danny Dietrich was a permanent fixture on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign trail for nearly two weeks, earning main event starts in multiple states including Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. When the dust finally settled, Dietrich earned one podium finish during his travels with the Greatest Show On Dirt; finishing third aboard the Gary Kauffman-owned No. 48 during the annual Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on May 17.

Other highlights during his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series swing through the Northeast includes finishing 12th during the $17,000-to-win, Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 20.

“We had some back luck here and there, but other than that, I would say we had a pretty decent last two weeks. I think we have the potential and the capabilities to be a lot better, but we’ll take what we can get and move forward,” Danny Dietrich said. “I want to thank Tom Buch for the opportunity to drive his car at Weedsport and New Egypt. We didn’t have the results nor the outcomes we wanted, but we have plenty of time to make some adjustments and try some things.”

Dietrich finished 16th aboard the Tom Buch-owned No. 13 at New Egypt Speedway on Wednesday, May 24.

“Double-D” Danny Dietrich will continue his 2017 campaign with a Central Pennsylvania triple-header during Memorial Day weekend; visiting Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 26, followed by the annual Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. A total winner’s share reaching $19,000 will be distributed during Dietrich’s three-day campaign through The Keystone State, including $10,000 up for grabs during the Bob Weikert Memorial finale at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace.”

“We have three big reasons to stay close to home this weekend,” Danny Dietrich explained. “I can’t thank my crew enough for their hard work. The fans, too; they are more than supportive and we are very appreciative of that. Hopefully we can rack up a few more wins this weekend and give them all something to be proud about.”

Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25. Earned Lincoln Speedway victory on Saturday, March 25. Finished ninth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Recorded a Central PA podium sweep at Williams Grove (2nd) and Lincoln Speedway (3rd) on April 14-15. Earned Weldon Sterner Memorial victory at Lincoln Speedway on April 29 worth $6,900. Finished third during Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway with World of Outlaws on May 17.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 3 (Lincoln Speedway x3 including Icebreaker 30, Weldon Sterner Memorial worth $6,900)

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, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park
 

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (5/25/17) – With four classes of Open Wheel racing, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio is the place to be this Saturday night. The winged warriors of the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders headline the open wheel program running in conjunction with the Great Lake Super Sprint series. Jared Horstman currently leads both series’ point standings with two A-main victories and three top 5 finishes on the season. Kyle Sauder trails in a close second with Todd Heurman, Phil Gressman, and Devin Dobie rounding out the top 5. Saturday’s race will be the second of two races over the Memorial Day weekend for the series’ partnership.
Waynesfield’s very own Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing Sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, and Performance Powerder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints are also scheduled.
Pit side gates swing open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Hotlaps get underway at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM.

Adult general admission is just $15. Kids aged 11-15 years are $6 with all young fans under the age of 10 admitted for FREE. Pit passes are available for $30.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park news and information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

 

 

BRODY ROA PREPARES FOR PERRIS AND MIDWEST – NEW T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE!

(Buena Park, CA, May 24, 2017) Brody Roa and the BRP #91R team are gearing up for an ambitious eight day schedule that will see them compete in three races in three separate states. The action will kick off this Saturday night, May 27th, at the annual “Salute to Indy” at Southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway. Following that race, the team will aim the rig east for two nights of action in the Midwest.

After spending some time relaxing with his wife at the river last week, Roa goes into Saturday’s “Salute to Indy” in second place in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship standings. Through the first four USAC/CRA races of 2017, the 26-year-old rising star has yet to finish out of the top five in a main event. Thus far he has a second, two thirds and a fifth-place finish to his credit. In the two previous races at Perris this year, he has been fifth fast qualifier and finished third in his heat both times. In the mains, he has recorded a fifth and a third on the famous half-mile clay oval. Since his last appearance at Perris on April 1st, the hard charging driver has a second-place finish at Bakersfield and a third at Ventura.

Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa will be racing in the “Salute to Indy” this

Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway and head on to Nebraska and Iowa where he will be

Racing next week. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The “Salute to Indy” is one of the longest running and most prestigious sprint car races west of the Mississippi. First staged in 1948, many west coast sprint legends have their name etched onto the victory list. Roa is focused on adding his name to that illustrious group this Saturday. At last year’s “Salute to Indy,” he came into the event as the USAC/CRA point leader. He was fast qualifier in the 25-car field, placed second in his heat and came home eighth in the main.

The crew will face a shorter than normal time performing routine maintenance on the car. Thank you to extra help from HD Industries and Burris Racing, they will be heading to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska and Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway to take on the USAC National Sprint Car Series regulars a week from Friday and Saturday. Roa’s father Brett and longtime team member Zac Bozanich will leave with the car on Wednesday, May 31st. The Garden Grove, California based driver will fly in and join up with them after work next Thursday.

In addition to the ambitious schedule, B.R.P. is pleased to announce that their 2017 t-shirt is available for order. Fans can order a pre-sale package that includes a t-shirt, signed hero card, #91R window sticker and while supplies last, a koozie. The price of the package is $30.00. Items can be ordered and picked up at the track or if the buyer wishes, orders can be shipped via USPS Priority Mail for $13.00. Fans can also purchase Brody Roa hoodies. Hoodies are only offered as a pre-sale item and orders for them must be received by June 11th. Cost for the hoodies is $35.00. Shipping for the hoodies is $13.00 USPS Priority Mail.

Checks or money orders for t-shirt package and hoodie orders can be sent to:

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

PayPal orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:brett@roa-racing.com

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Frank Baldozier Racing, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join Performance’s championship contending team, please call: (714) 932-7994.

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-7 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

FOUR SQUARE Team J&J Auto Racing Scores Four Victories in Two Countries

McKENZIE, Tenn. (May 24, 2017) – Winged Sprint Car drivers spanning four states and two countries scored victories for J&J Auto Racing over the weekend to put the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer’s win total at nearly sixty only five months into the 2017 racing season. Jared Zimbardi, Morgan Turpen, Ryan Hunsinger and Sam Hafertepe, Jr., claimed checkered flags to boost their season stats in a big way.

Zimbardi kicked off the weekend of winning for J&J Auto Racing at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, on May 19 with a victory against both the rain and the 22-car strong Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) field. Starting from the pole for the 25-lap feature event, Zimbardi drove to his second victory of the season. Across the northern border in Canada on the same night, Hunsinger claimed the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car Division season opener at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada. Finishing fourth in the first heat race, Hunsinger took the green flag from the ninth starting spot. Taking the lead on lap 14, he held on for his second straight opening night victory.

Turpen continued her winning ways as she claimed her fifth straight United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour victory in as many contests. Taking the lead on lap 17, Turpen set sail to earn her sixth feature event win of the season on May 19 at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, GA. Terry Gray followed Turpen to the line for a third-place finish. Hafertepe, Jr., wrapped up the weekend with an American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Red River Region win at Lawton (OK) Speedway on May 20 to continue to stretch his championship standings lead. The victory was Hafertepe’s sixth of the season.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for May 19 - 20, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

5/19/17 Jared Zimbardi Raceway 7/OH PST

5/19/17 Morgan Turpen Needmore Speedway/GA USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour

5/19/17 Ryan Hunsinger Ohsweken Speedway Crate Sprint Car Division

5/20/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Lawton Speedway/OK ASCS Red River Region

Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports gears up for holiday weekend double shift

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 24, 2017 – While persistent rain showers washed away last Saturday night’s Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program, Paul Pokorski and his dedicated Pokorski Motorsports crew remained hard at work last week preparing for a doubleheader Memorial Day weekend of racing.

The crew put in plenty of extra hours repairing the team’s 2016 Maxim, which was badly damaged in an accident involving Andrew Westphal and Lance Fassbender on the opening lap of the PDTR A main on May 6.

After the accident relegated him to a 22nd place finish in the May 6 A main, Pokorski drove the team’s backup car – a 2011 J&J chassis – to a strong third-place finish in the PDTR A main on May 13.

This weekend Pokorski plans to compete with PDTR at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth on Saturday, May 27, before joining the Interstate Racing Association on Sunday, May 28 at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

“We will run the J&J this Saturday at Plymouth and then switch over to the Maxim for Sunday with the IRA at 141,” Pokorski said. “We will use Sunday as a shakedown to make sure we’re good to go with the Maxim for the following Saturday at Plymouth.”

Pokorski will have some extra incentive for a strong showing at PDTR on Saturday night as the evening will be presented by one of his sponsors – Pedal Down Promotions.

Spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 at Plymouth. It is also Military Night with the all military personnel admitted free with an ID.

On Sunday, May 28, hot laps are slated to begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow at 141 Speedway.

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden’s Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak’s Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company.

For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com.

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Acme Armature Works Inc.

Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Acme Armature Works Inc. of Sheboygan as a new sponsor for the 2017 racing season. Acme Armature Works Inc. debuted last September when Chad Bahrs purchased Sheboygan Armature Works. Located at 2727 North 21st St. in Sheboygan, Acme Armature Works specializes in electrical and servo motor repair and sales for industrial and commercial customers.

Bahrs, who resides in Elkhart Lake with his wife Jamie and three children, describes Acme Armature Works as a one-stop electrical apparatus service shop.

“We specialize in all types of electric motors, spindles, servo motors, and electro-mechanical devices for industrial, commercial and agricultural customers,” Bahrs said. “We are a factory-authorized warranty service center for a wide range of manufactures. We also offer value-added services such as an in-house machine shop, computerized precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis, predictive/preventative maintenance, welding and light fabricating.”

When it comes to diagnosing problems, providing proper repair analysis and delivering top-notch service for servo motors, Acme’s repair team boasts over 100 years of combined experience working with a wide selection of complex motor systems.

“We specialize in fast, accurate repair, rewind and re-manufacture of all brands of servo motors,” Bahrs said. “During our repair process, every encoder or all feedback devices are checked for proper signals and alignment.

Acme Armature Works is PDTA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) and EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) certified. In addition, Acme recently earned the Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100-2015) accreditation.

Bahrs says Acme’s ability to provide unique in-shop services sets it apart among its competition. “I think the fact that we do balancing, machine work and welding in our shop sets us apart,” Bahrs said. “We have the ability to do blower wheel balancing, provide a wide range of machine work and weld cast iron, which you don’t see in every other shop.”

Acme Armature Works also sells many makes and models of electric and servo motors.

Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Acme Armature Works Inc. via email at info@acmearmature.com, by calling the 24-hour service line at 920-452-3389 or visiting www.acmearmature.com.

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.

2017 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule Saturday, May 27 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA) Sunday, May 28 – 141 Speedway in Francis Creek (IRA) Saturday, June 3 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA) Saturday, June 10 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA) Sunday, June 11 – Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie (MSA)

2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 2 MSA events – 2 IRA events – 0 A Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 1 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Jordan Adams Records Top 10 at River Cities

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 24, 2017) – Jordan Adams and the Home of Economy/Amity Technology team were back at the bullring Friday. Adams battled his way forward in the feature to record his second top five finish of the young 2017 season.

Jordan began the night by driving to a solid run in his heat race. After starting seventh, Jordan passed three cars in the final four laps to take the checkers in the fourth position.

The Reynolds, N.D. driver lined up 10th on the 26-car starting grid.

Early on, Jordan slipped back in the running order, before making a run near the midpoint of the race. From lap 10 to lap 15, Jordan made his way from 12th to ninth. Jordan ran in that position until Bobby Martin got upside down on the final lap, which bumped the No. 20A up to the eighth spot at the checkers.

“The night was okay overall,” said Jordan. “It was one of those nights I'm not sure we deserved to finish 8th, but will surely take it. Sometimes you will have those nights.”

This week the Jordan Adams Racing crew is going over every nut and bolt on their machine to make sure it’s all set for the upcoming event at River Cities Speedway.

“We are hitting the shop making sure everything is ready to go Friday,” continued Jordan. “The top five’s are coming. We are still knocking a little rust off but I am not worried.”

Up Next: May 26th: River Cities Speedway – Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints

 

 

ELDORA ANNOUNCES 2018 MAJOR EVENT DATES

Traditional Dates Released For Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Trucks & World 100

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 24, 2017) – While just a few races into the 2017 racing season, Eldora Speedway today confirmed its Major Event dates for 2018. The announcement coincided with the release of the calendar for each of the three NASCAR National Series.

The first major event weekend of the 2018 season, the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream will be contested Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 7th-8th-9th, 2018.

The 35th annual Kings Royal Weekend, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, will once again take place Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July 12th-13th-14th, 2018. The “Jokers Wild” will kick-off the weekend on Thursday night followed by Friday’s “Knight Before” event. The three-day extravaganza culminates in Saturday night’s tradition-filled $50,000-to-win classic.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Eldora for the sixth consecutive year on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The primetime event remains the only dirt race scheduled amongst the NASCAR top-tier series. As part of Eldora’s tradition of showcasing different divisions of dirt racing, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks will have a special event on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 and invitational features as part of the Wednesday program.

For 47 years, the famous World 100 – The Biggest Dirt Race In The World™ – has been scheduled on the first Saturday following Labor Day and 2018 continues the tradition. On-track activity will once again begin Thursday, September 6th, followed by another full show on Friday, September 7th, 2018 and concluding with a full-program for Dirt Late Models and the $51,000-to-win 100-lap feature event on Saturday, September 8th.

The balance of the 2018 special event schedule, including May’s #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader for the World of Outlaws and USAC National Sprint Cars and September’s 37th running of the Four Crown Nationals will be announced in the coming months.

Tickets for all scheduled events in 2017, including this Sunday night’s Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite, are available now by calling the Eldora box office at (937) 338-3815 and www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

 

 

Young County Music Phenom To Sing Anthem At Hoosier Hundred

Terre Haute Teenager Making Waves As Performer

An event with the stature and rich history such as the Hoosier Hundred, will bring out the stars. From drivers, car owners, and fans, many familiar faces make the annual trip to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for one of the biggest short track races in the country. This year, a highly popular young man from Terre Haute, IN will be performing the National Anthem, moments before the race takes its 63rd opening green flag.

Dylan Schneider, a 17-year old singer/songwriter, has been making waves on the Country music scene, over the past year. Schneider self-released his debut extended play, Wannabe in August of last year. Schneider has been labeled by Billboard as "Country Music's Next Rising Star" and has landed two EPs in the top 20 in a year without a label to support them. Most impressively, Schneider's recent release, Spotlight's On You, which was released in April, hit #1 on the ITunes Country Charts.

The Hoosier Hundred boasts an impressive prerace that leads dramatically up to the green flag of the race event. Thursday activity begins with USAC Silver Crown hotlaps on track at 5:00 for practice with their qualifying session around 6:15. The Mid-American Stock Car Series will run their feature shortly after 7:00 and the USAC Silver Crown Series Hoosier Hundred will take the green around 8:00 PM. Pre-race ceremonies begin around 7:30, which will include awards, driver introduction, taps, singing of God Bless America, and Schneider's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

Tickets for the 63rd running of the event can be purchased at the gates, starting at 3:00 on Thursday, when the grandstands open. Cost will be $30 at the gate for adults and $10 for children. The Week Of Indy events then conclude on Friday, May 26 at Lucas Oil Raceway, where the USAC Silver Crown Series and Mid-American Stock Car Series will again be in action.

For more information on the event, visit www.trackenterprises.com or the Facebook page at www.hoosier100.com.

 

 

Scelzi Advances to Earn Eighth-Place Result at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (May 24, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi recorded his fourth top-10 finish of the season last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway during a King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series event.

"We improved on our qualifying and that was a big key," he said. "We went back to what I was doing last year and it worked."

Scelzi timed in fifth quickest during qualifying in his Roth Motorsports supported, family owned sprint car. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for a heat race.

"We're thinking a dirt clod got under the hood in the heat race because the engine would only idle at 5,000 RPMs," he said. "It wouldn't go low enough when I lifted for the engine to slow down so that was tough."

Scelzi placed fourth in the heat race to lock into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"They reworked the race track, which was unfortunate," he said. "It ended up being really fast and hooked up so passing was really tough. We were able to get by a couple of guys, but it was so tough to pass. You really had to have a good run going or they'd have to make a mistake to get by them."

Scelzi posted an eighth-place result.

"It's a big step in the right direction," he said. "I've got my comfort back. We've got speed. This is the way it needs to be. I think we're only going to get better."

Scelzi will drive for Nick McColloch this Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

"I'm really excited to get there," Scelzi said. "I was fast in Nick's car there during the season finale last year. I think it's a good weekend to knock off our first win."

He has earned two career 410ci winged sprint car wins at the track and has scored three top fives during 360 competition.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

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 - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

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

"Safety and comfort are two of the most important things for a driver inside a race car and are two reasons why I choose ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems," Scelzi said.

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Red Line Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Dancer Entering Busy Memorial Day Weekend With at Least Three Races on Tap

Inside Line Promotions - DELPHOS, Ohio (May 24, 2017) - Shawn Dancer is excited to get back on the track this weekend when he will compete at least three times.

"We've got a pretty busy weekend ahead of us," he said. "We'll be racing with the NRA Sprint Invaders on Friday at Limaland and Saturday at Waynesfield, possibly with the All Stars at Mansfield on Sunday and definitely with the Outlaws on Monday."

The action begins on Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio.

"We haven't won in a while so I'm really hoping that we can get ourselves into Victory Lane this Friday," he said. "We haven't been to Lima in a few weeks because of rain outs. We're definitely ambitious to get a win."

Dancer and his team put together a new car for the weekend in hope of finding something that works for them.

"We did something a little different with this car than we've ever done before," he said. "I've usually always run a longer car and this is a shorter one, so we'll see how it goes."

On Saturday, Dancer will race with the NRA Sprint Invaders at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. He hasn't been to the track yet this year, but is looking forward to the challenge.

"Sunday at Mansfield Motor Speedway with the All Stars is still up in the air," he said. "But we'll definitely be at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., on Monday with the Outlaws.

"I like Lawrenceburg and it's always treated us well. Last year we went out pretty late in qualifying and cut a really good lap and qualified 12 th. We had to pull out of the A Main because of a broken axle I believe."

Dancer is looking forward to a good car count and stout competition.

"Last year at Lawrenceburg, Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu showed up along with some other outsiders," he said. "We'll see who makes their way to the track this year."

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, and Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, with the NRA Sprint Invaders; Sunday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (tentative); and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com .

"Everyone at Dancer Logistics is supportive and allows me to fulfil my dream of racing sprint cars and I'm very appreciative of their support," Dancer said.

Dancer would also like to thank Amshaw Service Center, Global Warehousing, King Racing Products, Pitsenbarger Supply, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their continued support.

 

 

Cisney Earns First Sprint Car Win Since 2014 During First-Ever Race at Lernerville

Inside Line Promotions - IMPERIAL, Pa. (May 24, 2017) - Dylan Cisney took advantage of a rare weekend off at his home track in Central Pennsylvania by heading west.

"Since Port Royal Speedway was off because the World of Outlaws were at Williams Grove we decided to get some laps at two new tracks," he said. "We're planning on racing in Pittsburgh at the end of July with the All Stars. We decided to add Lernerville to make a weekend out of it."

The trip paid off as Cisney was victorious during his first career race at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on Friday before he posted a fifth-place result during his debut at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday. The win was Cisney's first career away from his home track and his first overall since the summer of 2014.

"I think it was a big sigh of relief to get that win out of the way," he said. "We've had close finishes where we've been right there and unable to seal the deal. It shows our car isn't that far off. We just need a little luck and the right circumstances to get into Victory Lane."

A fast car and the right circumstances put Cisney in contention from the start of Friday's show, which began with a heat race win after he lined up on the outside of the front row. That advanced him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 4 to start the 25-lap main event on the outside of the second row.

"We battled the first two or three laps for third," he said. "Then we got into second and I was running there for a while. Sye (Lynch) was running the top and I was trying to work the bottom. We had a couple of restarts and he'd take off well. There was a red flag on Lap 11. I figured I needed a better restart. I got the restart I needed that put me close enough to do a slide job on him in turns one and two. He came back on me the next two or three laps and slid me. Once I got around him for good I went to the top and rolled around there the second half of the race."

The victory was Cisney's third career in a 410ci winged sprint car.

Last weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Cisney qualified fourth quickest in his group before advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. He ended the night with a fifth-place result in the main event, which marked his fourth top five of the season.

"We had decent speed, but couldn't find the right balance on the car," he said. "Looking back on it we know what we should have done to be better. We got laps in and accomplished what we set out to do."

Cisney will take the momentum from the win and two top fives into a marquee doubleheader this Saturday and Sunday at Port Royal Speedway, which hosts the annual Weikert Memorial.

"It'd be nice to park it in Victory Lane at least one of the two nights," he said. "We're in a tight points battle like we've been the last couple of years. We have to be patiently aggressive. We have to race hard for the win, but also be smart and keep the thing in one piece."

Cisney enters this weekend ranked second in the championship standings - only 50 points out of the lead - thanks to two top fives and five top 10s in seven races this season at Port Royal Speedway.

"I feel like we've been good since the first week of the year," he said. "We've had good momentum. We're making the right adjustments to stay on top of the car. We need what we had Friday night to happen, which is everything to fall in place, hit the right adjustments, pull the right numbers and hopefully it will come together."

Also of note, Cisney will be interviewed live from the track on the popular Winged Nation show this Saturday at approximately 5:10 p.m. Tune in to http://www.mrn.com/MRN-Radio/Shows/Winged-Nation.aspx to listen live.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 19 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (4).

May 20 - Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (4).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Weikert Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DylanCisneyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DylanCisney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mike Cleck Paving and Sealcoating

Mike Cleck Paving and Sealcoating, which is located in Mifflintown, Pa., is the go-to company for everything paving in Juniata, Perry, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Snyder and surrounding counties. For more information, visit http://www.CleckPaving.com.

"They do residential and commercial work," Cisney said. "This is their third season with us and I want to say thanks for all of their support. Last weekend was our first win with them as the primary sponsor. Hopefully that leads to some wins at their home track of Port Royal Speedway."

Cisney would also like to thank J.D. Eckman Inc., RedZone Sports Bar and Grille, CPRS Physical Therapy, Bruce's Speed Shop, HP Engines, Triple X Race Co., VRP Shocks, DMI/BullDog Rears, Wings Unlimited, TQ Fiberglass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Lyles, Fifield, Mallett and Newcom Victorious With DHR Suspension

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (May 24, 2017) - Four DHR Suspension clients captured feature victories last weekend in Arkansas, Texas and Georgia.

Alex Lyles, who is 13-years-old, scored his first career 600cc winged micro sprint triumph last Saturday at Diamond Park Speedway in Murfreesboro, Ark.

Justin Fifield earned a 305ci sprint car win on Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas.

Jordon Mallett recorded his first career USCS Series victory on Saturday at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga.

Tyler Newcom drove to Victory Lane on Friday in a modified feature at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark.

To learn more about the company, message DHR Suspension at 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 nine years.

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.

 

 

MyRacePass Creates Pro Platinum Package for Ian Madsen

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (May 24, 2017) - MyRacePass has established a new MRP Pro Platinum driver package for sprint car driver Ian Madsen.

The website - http://www.KCPRacing.com - has pages showcasing his schedule and results, news, biography, photos, videos, merchandise and more.

Madsen, who hails from St. Mary's, New South Wales, Australia, recorded his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win in 2013 before claiming the Knoxville Raceway (in Knoxville, Iowa) track championship in 2014.

The team earned 11 feature wins last season when they placed third in the Knoxville Raceway championship standings and fourth in the National Sprint League standings. Madsen is aiming for the Knoxville Raceway championship in 2017. The team will also compete in numerous World of Outlaws events throughout the country when their schedule permits.

UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MYRACEPASS NETWORK -

MyRacePass (MRP), originally Driver Websites, contains much of the racing content people are looking for. Tens of thousands of drivers, more than a thousand race tracks and race series, and more than a million race fans are included in the MyRacePass network. There are communication tools, management tools and promotional tools available for anyone to use. Bottom line - they make promotion and management much easier!

WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MYRACEPASS -

There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our PRO website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

For more information about MyRacePass, be sure to check them out online at http://www.myracepass.com. For instant updates on products/promotions and contests, be sure to follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myracepass and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/myracepass .

 

 

Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals around the Corner!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 24, 2017) – It’s little more than three weeks away.

The biggest 305-ci Sprint Car race to ever take place in the state of Kansas is set to unfold atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval on June 16-17.

The inaugural edition of the Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals features two full nights of competition at the state-of-the-art facility that will culminate with the June 17 championship feature that offers up an unprecedented $3,000 winner’s share for the DCRP Sprint Car ranks.

While top Sprint Car drivers from throughout the region will flood the gun-slinging southwest Kansas town, the IMCA Modifieds will be in action on both nights with the IMCA Stock Cars joining in on the fun as well during the Saturday, June 17, finale.

There are just two more opportunities for Sprint Car teams to get dialed in for the Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals including this Sunday’s Military Appreciation night and then the June 3 event that also features the Inaugural Stock Car Spectacular.

Standard Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car rules will be in effect for the Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals, with the following items to be noted:

---Right rear tire may be either the Hoosier Racesaver or Hoosier 105x16.0-15 Medium or 105x18.0-15 Hard. Any tire is allowed on the other three corners.

---Top wing (maximum 5x5) must be totally flat to run a wicker bill up to two inches. No wicker bills permitted on dished wings. Sideboards on the top wing must be 90 degrees square to center foil. The leading edge of the nose wing can be no further forward than 20 inches of the leading edge of the front axle.

---Cockpit adjustable weight jacks, shocks or wings will not be permitted. Titanium brakes are okay.

In last year’s pre-cursor to the inaugural Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals, Liberal, KS, native and current Lincoln, NE, resident prevailed over a field of 39 entries to take the $2,000 winner’s share in DCRP Sprint Car action at the Boothill Showdown. It’s a count that is expected to climb with more money on the line this year.

Thus far in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car action, Arcadia, Oklahoma’s Ty Williams is two-for-two after a last-corner pass of defending track champion Taylor Velasquez in the season opener and then wiring the field in the most recent event on May 6.

With his pair of victories, Williams holds a 14-point advantage over Velasquez with Koby Walters, Brian Herbert and Ray Seemann also among the early top five.

Tickets to the Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are just $15 for adults on Friday, Jun 16, and then $20 for adults on Saturday, June 17. Children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 total nights of racing action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-18. The complete 2017 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

ELDORA ANNOUNCES 2018 MAJOR EVENT DATES

Traditional Dates Released For Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Trucks & World 100

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 24, 2017) – While just a few races into the 2017 racing season, Eldora Speedway today confirmed its Major Event dates for 2018. The announcement coincided with the release of the calendar for each of the three NASCAR National Series.

The first major event weekend of the 2018 season, the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream will be contested Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 7th-8th-9th, 2018.

The 35th annual Kings Royal Weekend, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, will once again take place Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July 12th-13th-14th, 2018. The “Jokers Wild” will kick-off the weekend on Thursday night followed by Friday’s “Knight Before” event. The three-day extravaganza culminates in Saturday night’s tradition-filled $50,000-to-win classic.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Eldora for the sixth consecutive year on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The primetime event remains the only dirt race scheduled amongst the NASCAR top-tier series. As part of Eldora’s tradition of showcasing different divisions of dirt racing, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks will have a special event on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 and invitational features as part of the Wednesday program.

For 47 years, the famous World 100 – The Biggest Dirt Race In The World™ – has been scheduled on the first Saturday following Labor Day and 2018 continues the tradition. On-track activity will once again begin Thursday, September 6th, followed by another full show on Friday, September 7th, 2018 and concluding with a full-program for Dirt Late Models and the $51,000-to-win 100-lap feature event on Saturday, September 8th.

The balance of the 2018 special event schedule, including May’s #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader for the World of Outlaws and USAC National Sprint Cars and September’s 37th running of the Four Crown Nationals will be announced in the coming months.

Tickets for all scheduled events in 2017, including this Sunday night’s Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite, are available now by calling the Eldora box office at (937) 338-3815 and www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

 

 

Offill Takes Big One at Ocean Speedway; Ready To Race Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA: Enjoying the highs of racing once week ago, Kyle Offill unfortunately tasted the lows on Friday night in Watsonville, CA as his night would end following a wild wreck.

“It was just a tough night all around,” the Tracy, CA driver said. “We got behind early in the night, the track was tough to pass on and then we got collected by a spinning car and went flipping.”

Making his second career start at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds facility, Offill would time the Ochoco West/Boise Cascade/Reliable Lumber No. 2k machine in 19th fastest in time trials.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, Offill would be unable to do much on the extremely hooked up ¼ mile speedway. Chasing after Jerry Bonnema, Offill would finish seventh and turn his attention to the 30-lap feature event.

Gridding the field from the 19th starting spot, the young driver would have his work cut out for him on a surface that will still tough to pass on.

When the race got underway, Offill was one of the few who were able to make up track position. Working his way forward steadily, Offill’s night would come to a violent end.

Working into the 13th spot by the 12th lap, a car would spin in turns one and two. With nowhere to go, Offill would get in on the action and it would result in him taking a wild ride and ending his night.

“I was happy with how our feature was going,” Offill added. “We were moving up through the field and running 13th but we just got caught up..thankfully my safety gear did it’s job. I have to give a huge thank you to my sponsors for all they do for us, and helping us rebuild so we can run this weekend.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 11, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 4

ON TAP: Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing get right back to it this weekend as they follow the SCCT to Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, CA.

 

 

Shane Stewart Uses KSE Racing Products to Breakthrough at Williams Grove Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: A big weekend of racing action saw some cool winner stories come through the wire, and many were with drivers using KSE Racing Products.

A big weekend in Pennsylvania saw the World of Outlaws go 3-0 against the vaunted PA Posse. Wednesday and Friday night it was all about David Gravel and CJB Motorsports. Gravel was the class of the field both night’s as he used his KSE Racing Products to grab two wins.

Saturday night, the World of Outlaws capped the Posse sweep, as Shane Stewart grabbed the win. Not only was it Stewart’s first win of the season, it was his first career win at the famed Williams Grove Speedway. Stewart would be joined on the podium by Daryn Pittman and Tim Shaffer marking a KSE Racing Products sweep.

A driver not getting a lot of love for what she has been accomplishing has been Morgan Turpen. Turpen has been on fire with the USCS and on Friday night the lady racer used her KSE Racing Products to notch her fifth consecutive win (The streak would come to a close on Saturday as he would finish third).

Sam Hafertepe has been red hot all season long, and he would use his KSE Racing Products to score more ASCS loot as he topped Lawton Speedway. Cory Eliason grabbed his second Ocean Sprints win of the season, while Greg DeCaires also grabbed his second win of the year out in California.

Dylan Cisney topped Lernerville, Coleman Gulick won at Outlaw Speedway, Shawn Valenti won with the Sprints of Dirt, while Jared Zimbardi topped Patriot Sprints action.

Jason Solwold reigned supreme at Skagit Speedway, Mark Smith put the M1 back in victory lane at Selinsgrove Speedway, and Rick Ziehl grabbed more USAC lore with his win at Arizona Motorplex.

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

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

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Closes Busy May

With Stops in New Jersey, North Carolina, Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (May 24, 2017) – The opportunity to barnstorm across the country with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” is not something Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz takes for granted. He is thankful each and every chance he gets to race Sprint cars all across the United States. Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, when Americans celebrate and remember those soldiers who lost their lives serving in the United States military, the eight-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion will compete at three tracks in three states over the next six nights.

Starting with Wednesday’s return to New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic, the Outlaws finish a busy month of May for Schatz and his Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti. The team has worked hard to keep the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J battling for wins and look to be a factor not only in New Jersey but also in the Outlaws’ return to the heart of NASCAR country for their traditional Friday-night stop at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway and in Monday’s annual stop in southeastern Indiana at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

Schatz returns to New Egypt for the ninth time in his 21-year WoO career. He won the Outlaws’ debut at the D-Shaped track in July of 2001 and came back two years later and won his second WoO A-Feature at New Jersey dirt track. He posted three consecutive top-five finishes, including a runner-up finish in 2015, before finishing 10th last May.

The last time Schatz circled The Dirt Track at Charlotte, he was on his way to collecting his 25th victory of the 2016 WoO campaign and earning a ninth triumph at the facility. The win put an exclamation point on his eighth championship campaign and continued an impressive run of results at the track that began when Bruton Smith added dirt-track racing to the Coca-Cola 600 weekend in 2000. A top-four finish in the Outlaws’ debut at the track, and a flag-to-flag triumph under the bright lights in his third appearance later that fall cemented his feelings for the track. He scored his first official WoO A-Feature in thrilling style, charging from 10th through a heavy cushion in the Outlaw Showdown in May 2007. He closed his first season driving for three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart with an exclamation point by racing to his third victory at The Dirt Track in the season finale and, shortly thereafter, lifted the WoO championship hardware in front of a capacity crowd of more than 14,000 fans. His second Memorial Day-weekend triumph at The Dirt Track came in 2010, when he led 29 of the 30 laps. He secured wins five and six by sweeping the 2011 World Finals, then won the World Finals opener in 2013. His third Outlaw Showdown triumph two seasons ago was part of a career-best 31 wins.

Following Friday’s race in Charlotte, the TSR team will return to its Brownsburg, Indiana shop and prepare for the Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg where, in three of the last seven WoO visits to the high-banked, 3/8-mile dirt oval, the team concluded race night in victory lane. Schatz won his first feature at the track in June 2009 before winning Memorial Day races in 2013 and 2014. After charging from 12th to third at “The Burg” in 2015, Schatz finished sixth last year.

Schatz is coming off a pair of top-five finishes during the Outlaws’ first battle with the Pennsylvania last week. He started the month of May with victories in three of the first four nights of action, the most recent being during the #LetsRaceTwo finale at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway. Through 23 of 91 scheduled races this season, Schatz leads the championship standings with 3,662 points and holds a 50-point advantage over David Gravel on the strength of his series-best nine wins and 18 top-five finishes.

Wednesday at New Egypt, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. EDT with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, call (609) 758-1900, or visit newegyptspeedway.net.

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

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

Race fans unable to attend this week’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video is available through pay-per-view for Friday’s event at The Dirt Track, or fans can listen free to all three races as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg. Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J:

First up this week is the return to New Egypt Speedway. Does the unique shape make it one of the more challenging tracks on the tour?

“New Egypt definitely plays out differently than most tracks we race on, but that’s part of the fun. It’s a challenge and we’ve had our nights where we were really on it and others where we felt lost. I remember winning that first night we were here and feeling like it was a place that I could really get around, but yet we came back the next year and it felt like we were out to lunch. That’s just the case in dirt-track racing. Everything changes every time you race. From year to year and night to night, you just have to continue to keep yourself in tune. I felt like we had a really good shot at winning there again a couple of years ago, but we came up one spot short. You have to be able to move around. Getting out of turn two so that you pass and then being able to enter turn three is crucial. Mother Nature pushed us back day, so that’s given us a little more time to get ready. Like I said, this team loves a challenge and racing at New Egypt is definitely that.”

It seems like ever since Bruton Smith opened The Dirt Track at Charlotte, you have been a fan of the facility. What’s been the key to your success at the track?

“I’ve always held a special place for Charlotte. Early in my career, it was one of the new places that came along. Being able to race across the street from the NASCAR track and the glitz and glamour the place had from the get-go was something I’ll always remember. And we were good there, so that helped, too. The key for long-term success there just goes back to having a good group of people surrounding me. Whether it was the family team I started with or moving to Tony Stewart Racing, we’ve always showed up in Charlotte with the right people in place. It always feels like a big race there and that’s something we as a team seem to thrive on. In May, your season is starting to hit its stride and winning in Charlotte can be a nice boost into summer and, when we end the year there, you want to finish the year with on a high note. I’ve had a lot of fun there during my career and we’re certainly looking forward to getting back on the track there Friday night.”

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Back on Track in Lawton!

(Bill W) May 24, 2017 – Getting back the basics has been the formula for Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team. They’d just like to get some racing in now after getting rained out at Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, Oklahoma last Friday, and finishing fifth at Lawton Speedway with the ASCS Red River region Saturday. The Lucas Oil ASCS National series is scheduled for two events in Colorado this weekend. Saturday, the El Paso County Raceway in Calhan will play host, and the series moves to Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke Sunday.

The draw for the heats went as usual at Lawton Saturday. “We drew 70 out of 72 for the heats!” says Wayne. “So that was normal. It’s just crazy. It’s part of it.”

Starting in row four, Wayne would charge to a second-place finish in the heat. “We were really good there,” he says. “We went back to the basics like the week before. We were able to drive from the back up to second. We were decent. The car was still a little free. The racetrack was already blowing dust in the heats. They really had no choice though. They had had so much rain…they had to roll it down, or it was going to be rough.”

Looking for a change in luck for the feature redraw, Wayne made a deal with Sam Hafertepe Jr. They would draw each other’s pills. Wayne promptly drew the pole for Sam, while Sam drew the six for Wayne. “We did him a favor, but actually, it worked out for me too,” says Wayne. “I would have drawn the eight for myself, but he drew me the six!”

Starting outside row three, Wayne got stronger as the feature went on. “I thought it was going to lock down rubber, but we still weren’t tight enough,” he says. “We were too free. The balance was good though. At the end of the race, looking at the lap times, we were the fastest car on the track and we ended up with a top five. That’s really encouraging heading into this weekend. We’re definitely moving in the right direction.”

The tracks in Colorado should be new to just about everyone. “We don’t have the experience at those tracks for sure, but no one else does either,” says Wayne. “I know the weather has been crazy there like everywhere else. There are a lot of races going on this weekend, so if there’s a change in plans, we’ll definitely have somewhere to race around here.”

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Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

In his first 18 features in 2012, Wayne finished in the top five in every one of them. He had seven wins, two seconds, two thirds, four fourths and three fifths. His streak was broken with a ninth-place finish with the ASCS National tour at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska on May 24.

Partner of the Week – Simpson Performance Products

Simpson Performance Products is headquartered in New Braunfels, TX with more than 80,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Many of our restraints, helmets and flagship parachutes are manufactured and tested right here. Simpson fire suits and crew uniforms are manufactured outside of Los Angeles, CA in our 52,000 sq. foot facility. Simpson also employs the largest customer service and sales team devoted solely to servicing NASCAR customers of any racing safety supplier, based in the heart of NASCAR country, Mooresville, NC. Visit us online at www.TeamSimpson.com!

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

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

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

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

 

 

FAST vs. OSCS battle heads north to Fremont

FREMONT, Ohio – The battle for the State of Ohio sprint car title heads north to Fremont Speedway Saturday, May 27. The stars of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship 410 Sprints Series presented by Ohio Logistics will take on the teams from the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) in a $5,000-to-win 40-lap feature at “The Track That Action Built.”

The first installment of the “North vs. South” sprint car battle took place May 13 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio with Indiana’s Brandon Wimmer – piloting long time Atomic Speedway competitor John Shewbrooks’ sprint car – taking the win over FAST point leader DJ Foos who opened the FAST series season with a win in at Attica Raceway Park in April.

Mother Nature has not been kind to the teams chasing the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship 410 Sprint Series title as five of the eight scheduled events have fallen victim to rain including the double-header that was planned last weekend at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

“The FAST teams are eager to defend their home turf Saturday. The banter that takes place in this FAST verses OSCS deal has been a lot of fun. It shows how committed the race teams are to showcase the incredible talent we have in Ohio and how passionate the fans are,” said Rich Farmer, FAST President.

Foos has increased his lead in the FAST point standings to 20 over Tiffin, Ohio’s Duane Zablocki and by 24 points over Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews. Napoleon, Ohio’s Tyler Gunn and Genoa, Ohio’s Brian Lay round out the top five in FAST points. Sixth through 13th in points are Shawn Valenti of Fostoria, Ohio, who scored his first 410 sprint win last Sunday against Sprint On Dirt competition at Baer Field Motorsports Park, FAST rookie of the year candidate Britton, Michigan’s Dan McCarron, veteran Fremont, Ohio driver Jody Keegan; four time and defending FAST champion Byron Reed of Monclova, Ohio; Hermitage, Pennsylvania’s Adam Kekich; Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs; Fremont, Ohio’s Stuart Brubaker; and Wooster, Ohio’s Trey Jacobs.

Coming into Saturday’s Fremont FAST event, six time track champion Reed, who scored a win on Fremont’s opening night, leads the track’s points over Rob Chaney, Zablocki, Gunn, Phil Gressman, Andrews, Thomas Meseraull, Brubaker, Jared Horstman and Lay.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks and McCullough Industries 602 Late Models will also be in competition Saturday at Fremont Speedway on Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating Night. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing under way at 7 p.m.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship 410 Sprint Series presented by Ohio Logistics or the 2017 JLH General Contractor FAST Championship 305 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro can log on at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘like’ FAST on Facebook at facebook.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 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 and the Pub 400 of Fremont

 

 

Team Turner Racing Earns Pair Of Top-10s At Ohsweken Opener

 Media). CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – May 24, 2017 – Team Turner Racing started their 2017 Ohsweken Speedway points chase with a pair of top-10 finishes for the trio of cars in action. Cory Turner led the way with a fourth-place finish aboard his KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97.

“Our team’s been really on the ball,” Turner said. “Part of our success is we’ve been really good in our heat races. We’ve been in every redraw and it always makes it easier when you start up front.”

Cory did just that on Friday night, racing from fourth to second in his heat to earn a redraw spot. From there he raced inside the top-five all race long.

“I was just a little tight in the Feature,” Turner said. “I wasn’t quite as versatile as the cars in front of me. I was kind of trying to use the whole racetrack just to free myself up.”

Ryan Turner also earned a top-10 finish with a ninth-place result for his Ace’s Bar and Grill No.91. Ryan likely deserved a better result, but had to battle back from a spin in his heat race while running third. He finished sixth in the heat and had to start deep in the field for the main event.

“The car was pretty fast right out of the gate,” Ryan said. “We were happy with it in hot laps, so I don’t think we touched a thing. We went out in the heat race and we were quick I was hoping to get second and I drove it too hard into turns one and two and I looped it around. It was definitely a driver error. I think that’s actually my first time spinning out a Sprint Car.”

Regardless, Ryan rebounded to earn a respectable finish that gave he and his team a solid baseline moving forward.

“It’s definitely not the number we wanted, but with the way the car worked and the way everything went, other than me spinning out, it was a good night,” Ryan said. “We’re already working towards next week to make it faster.”

Jamie Turner was also in action on Friday night at Ohsweken. He turned in a fifth-place finish in his heat and was comfortable with his Charlie Bee Honey No.11 in the Feature before losing his brakes when a rock disconnected a brake line on lap two.

“Same issue, different rock, I guess,” Jamie said. “I’ve torn two lines off in two weeks and I can’t remember the last time I lost my brakes, especially two weeks in a row.”

While Jamie didn’t get the result he wanted in number, he was still happy with his car’s performance and how the rest of the team performed on opening night.

“The car wasn’t bad, so we’re looking forward to next week,” Jamie said. “I was going to have a decent finish. We were pretty happy with the night overall.”

Team Turner Racing will be in action again Friday, May 26 at Ohsweken for Friday Night Excitement. Weather permitting, the team then plans to travel to Canandaigua Speedway on Saturday, May 27 to battle with the Empire Super Sprints. For all of the latest information on Team Turner Racing, follow them on social media or visit www.teamturnerracing.ca.

SEASON STATS 11 Jamie Turner – 2 Start: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 0 Top-10s 91 Ryan Turner – 3 Starts: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 1 Top-10s 97 Cory Turner – 3 Starts: 0 Wins, 3 Top-5s, 3 Top-10s

TEAM TURNER MEDIA Website: teamturnerracing.ca Facebook: facebook.com/TeamTurnerRacing Twitter: @11TeamTurner19 YouTube: Youtube.com/RacingTeamTurner

MAILING LIST Join the Team Turner Racing mailing list by emailing claytonjohnsmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Turner” to be added to the list.

TEAM TURNER PARTNERS Team Turner Racing is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including KT Tobacco, Charlie-Bee Honey, Aces Bar & Grill, Braemar Building Systems, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Malabar Super Spice, V&R Recycling, Caistor Agri Services, J’N’E Recovery, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Total Coatings, Insta-Panels, KT Gas & Convenience, Six Nations Bingo, Silo Wireless, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Truck Toppers, iC Super Computers, Silverdale Gun Club, Bryan's Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, Barlow Farms, Mac Tools, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Top Flight Wings, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, ImageFactor.ca, and Clayton Johns Media.

 

 

DAVEY HAMILTON JR SET FOR DUAL RACE WEEKEND IN INDY

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (May 24, 2017) – Third generation racer Davey Hamilton, Jr., 20, will embark on a big weekend in Indianapolis, competing in 600 laps of competition in two of the most prestigious asphalt open wheel races in the country. Hamilton will compete in the 69th Annual Payless Little 500 and the USAC Carb Night Classic this weekend.

Hamilton's 2017 campaign has been one of his most varied and includes nearly 70 races across North America.

"I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to compete in these two events during the Month of May," Hamilton, Jr. said. "Both cars and teams are very strong and will give me what I need to run up front in each race. I can't wait!"

The action gets underway Wednesday when Hamilton climbs aboard the #1 Bob East/Terry Klatt/DHR Sprint Car for practice for the Little 500. The Little 500 includes one of the toughest entry lists in event history including Ken Schrader and Tony Stewart among others. Hamilton aims to build off his prior success on the lightning fast Anderson Speedway quarter-mile. This will mark Hamilton's third consecutive Little 500 with a Rookie of the Race and sixth place overall in 2015 before a ninth place finish in 2016. A top-five finish and challenging for the overall victory is the gameplan this go around.

Following Wednesday practice is Thursday qualifications which mirror an Indianapolis tradition of four timed laps. Friday will see Hamilton switch his attention to the nearby Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Brownsburg, IN for the USAC Carb Night Classic.

The Friday night USAC Silver Crown race is a 100 lap affair on the .686 mile oval. Hamilton will be driving for Fred Gormly in the RPM #98 that he drove at Phoenix International Raceway in April. He looks to bounce back from an engine failure to run strong in his third career series start. The race has an 8:15 p.m. start as part of USAC's "Week of Indy" festivities and the second running of the Friday night classic.

The weekend concludes Saturday night with the Little 500 which has an 8 p.m. start. The 500 lap grind includes live pit stops and will be available through live internet PPV coverage for any race fans that cannot attend.

For more information on the Little 500, visit www.AndersonSpeedway.com For more information on the Carb Night Classic, visit www.USACRacing.com or www.LucasOilRaceway.com

You can learn more about Davey Hamilton, Jr. on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He will be available for media appearances throughout the week by contacting Steven Blakesley (916) 316-4854 or Davey Hamilton, Jr. at (317) 236-9396

Davey Hamilton Jr. is sponsored by:

Aero Jet Services, Hint Water, Royal Purple, Americas Best Value Inn, Indy Race Parts, JoKerr Fabrication, Gutswear, Impact, Replay XD, and Always Evolving.

 

 

B.O.S.S. Invades Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA May 23, 2017): Traditional Sprint Car racing returns to Mercer Raceway Park this Saturday, May 27. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series, presented by Rick's Truck & Equipment, brings their exciting style to the tricky oval. These racers will compete without their wings, allowing for more wheel to wheel action. This is a must see event for every Sprint Car enthusiast!

This will be the third outing for the B.O.S.S. tour in 2017. The opener at Atomic Speedway, in southern Ohio, went to Justin Owen. Dustin Smith won the next round at Fremont Speedway, also in Ohio. Last week's event at Lawrenceburg Speedway, in Indiana, was rained out, so you know that the touring drivers will be ready for action when they get to the Keystone state.

The tour boasts eighteen of the best non-wing racers. Joining Smith will be another former series champion, Mike Miller. Aaron Middaugh has a perfect attendance record on the line, as he has raced in every B.O.S.S. race ever held. Michael Fischesser, Chad Wilson, Steve Little, Cody Gardner, Kirk Jeffries, Riley VanHise, Matt Westfall, Paul Dues, Buddy Lowther, and Matt Cooley will also be in action.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for three of the B.O.S.S. racers. Bob McMillin and Joe Butera, both of Wampum, PA, will return to their old stomping grounds. Andy Feil, another former Mercer regular, is also racing with the B.O.S.S. tour now. He hails from New Castle.

Another name that may be familiar to the Mercer fans is Carmen Perigo, from Stoystown. Perigo is a second generation driver. Fans may recall that his father, Carmen Sr., raced Modifieds back in the day.

Mercer regulars like Jack Sodeman, Jr., Gale Ruth, Sr., Davey Jones, and Rod George enjoy racing without their wings, so watch them defend their home turf against the invaders. Come out to see who else will be brave enough to go topless at the track!

Mercer favorite Arnie Kent is also expected to make his return to the speedway, as the veteran driver has been limitting his racing to B.O.S.S. events in the region for the last couple of seasons. The B.O.S.S. race will be filmed for the ISC Sports Network. That Indiana-based network will not be available for local viewers. However, it does offers on demand service through ISCSportsNetwork.com.

Also on the card will be the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, featuring three-time winner Jimmy Holden and two-time winner Kyle Fink. But, will this be the week for Lonny Riggs to dock in victory lane? Darin Gallagher and Andy Priest will resume their battle for supremacy in the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints. The Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks will bring the thundering herd to the speedway. And, an added attraction will be the Open Stocks and the Junior Sprints!

All of this racing action can be seen for the low price of $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60+), and $7 for students (9-15). The youngsters (8 and under) will be admitted for free. Family Passes for this speedfest will be $32, and that will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be just $30 for those who want to get up close and personal to the non-wing stars.

The gates will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps and qualifications will start at 5:45, with heat racing to follow.

If you cannot attend this weekend's Sprint Car special, get ready for the next one3 on June . Tony Stewart's All Stars Circuit of Champions will roar into town to make up for their program that was rained out a couple of weeks ago. The wings will be back in place for this program, of course.

And, remember that the U.S.A. East All American Spring Nationals Truck and Tractor Pull will be held on Sunday, May 28. There will be a Monday rain date for the season's first big pulling event. Remember, too, that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park for 2107 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Ritenour Equipment Center, Pizza Joe's, AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

Mack Shows Good Speed at River Cities with New 410 Motor!

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 23, 2017) – After two strong runs at River Cities Speedway with a smaller 360 motor under the hood to start the year, Mitch Mack was really looking forward to this past Friday. With a brand new 410 engine strapped in, Mitch and the team were hoping to back up their podium finish from the previous week.

To start the night, Mitch moved forward in the heat to finish fourth.

“We were a little bit out to lunch in the heat,” said Mitch. “We started ninth and got up to fourth. We tried to put a move on a couple guys there at the end, but that wasn’t happening so we just settled for fourth.”

That put Mitch sixth on the 26-car starting grid for the 25-lap Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Car feature. After moving forward early on, Mitch ended his night on the wrecker after an incident on lap five.

“We got up to third pretty quick in the feature and I just maybe over drove the car a little bit going into turn three,” Mitch continued. “I slid off the track and smack the water barrels. The car isn’t that bad. We crunched up the wings, but I don’t think we bent up a radius rod.”

Despite the disappointing result, Mitch is feeling good about the direction of where the team is going.

“The motor ran good and the car handled really well too. Just the driver messed up,” he said.

Mitch and the No. 92 team will be back in action next Friday night at River Cities Speedway!

Mitch and the entire crew would like to thank all of their sponsors for their continued support!

Joe Black's

Jay Holms Valley Auto Sales

Dahlstrom Motors Inc.

GF1 Chassis

Tri-Mack Farms

East Grand Forks Dental Care

Benson & Driscoll Farms

Great Expectations Child Care

FM Truck Sales

Phil Thompson & Associates

Stuart's Towing & Repair

Johnston Concrete

Season Stats:

Races: 3

Wins: 0

Top Fives: 1

Top Tens: 2

Heat Wins: 0

Upcoming Events:

May 26th: River Cities Speedway – NOSA Sprints

Photo by Mike Spieker | Speedway Shots

 

 

Soares Set for Stockton-Chico Double Header

PETERSEN MEDIA- After four straight weekends of King of the West action, Jarrett Soares and the Jarrett Soares Racing team will take in a couple of 360ci races this weekend over the Memorial Day holiday.

“We ran Tulare on Saturday night and it was a decent night,” Soares explained. “We ran some good laps, but 15th really isn’t where we want to be.”

With 20 cars in the house for the Faria Memorial, Soares would time the American Tool & Mfg./C&H Veteran Enterprises/Dickens Cider backed No. 12 machine 16th fastest during qualifying time trials.

Lining up sixth in his heat race on an extremely slick Thunderbowl Raceway, Soares would struggle to make a grip as he raced with Sean Watts. Finishing in the sixth spot, the Discovery Bay, CA pilot would line up in the 16th spot for the 30-lap Faria Memorial feature event.

With track prep going on prior to the feature event, Soares and company thought the track my slick up more than it did, and Soares would admit the car was a little tight.

Still able to turn in 30-laps on the ultra tough Thunderbowl Raceway, Soares would pick up a couple spots through the course of the night and ultimately ended up finishing in the 15th spot.

“We got a little racy late as the track continued to slick off, but I had my share of struggles in the race,” Soares added. “I am looking forward to getting in the 360 this weekend and seeing what we can do with the SCCT and the Civil War Series.”

Jarrett and his Soares Motorsports team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Veteran Enterprises, Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Dickens Cider, and Walker Performance Filtration for their support.

ON TAP: Soares returns to action on Saturday night as he will meet up with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Stockton Dirt Track, and again on Sunday night at he will battle the Civil War Series at Silver Dollar Speedway during the annual Fair Race.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-1

 

 

Wade Nygaard Garners Podium Finish at River Cities!

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 23, 2017) – Wade Nygaard and the Auto Finance Super Center team made their third appearance of the season at River Cities Speedway this past Friday night, where they came away with a third place finish.

Wade began the night by finishing third in his heat race.

“The car was fairly decent in the heat,” said Wade. “Once we got going we were OK.”

From there the nine-time and defending NOSA Sprint Car champion lined up seventh on the 26-car starting grid for the 25-lap Buffalo Wild Wings main event.

Wade steadily climbed his way through the field in the early going of the feature, before plateauing in the third position.

“Casey [Mack] and I had a really good race going for third,” he continued. “We traded spots for most of the race. That was pretty fun.”

With two laps to go, Wade found a way around Mack for the final podium spot and held onto that position at the checkers.

“I think I learned something to maybe try next week. Usually the track is just like the way it was Friday and I think we found something we can use moving forward.”

With the third place result, Wade recorded his fifth straight top five finish of the young 2017 season. However, the veteran driver is not content with settling for top fives.

“It’s aggravating,” said Wade. “We need to start picking some wins off here. Like I said, I think we learned something so we’ll see if it pays off next week.”

Wade and the entire crew would like to thank all of their sponsors for their continued support including, Auto Finance Super Center, C&M Ford Sales, Inc, ICON Architectural Group, Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, Ground Round Grill & Bar-Grand Forks, ND, Tammy Howard, Greenberg Realty, Dahlstrom Motors Inc., DeMer's Stor-All, Gary Paulson Farms, Energy Release, Northland Custom Woodworking, Bosh Enterprises!

Season Stats:

Races: 6

Wins: 1

Top Fives: 5

Top Tens: 5

Heat Wins: 2

Upcoming Events:

May 26th: River Cities Speedway - NOSA Sprints

 

 

Austin Pierce Looks Forward to Returning to River Cities this Friday Night!

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 23, 2017) – Coming off a second place finish the previous week, expectations were high for the Austin Pierce Racing team last Friday night at River Cities Speedway.

The evening got off to a solid start as Austin wheeled his No. 2A machine to a runner-up finish in his heat.

“We got up to second right away and just kind of ran there,” said Austin. “Thomas [Kennedy] got by us, then we got by the guy who was leading so we ended up second.”

The three-tenths mile dirt oval had plenty of speed and moisture in it for the heat, before drying off nicely for the features.

“I liked the conditions during the heat. It was hard to say what it was going to do for the feature, but we went with our drier setup,” Austin said.

Austin never got to see how that setup played out as he was collected in an incident on lap two of the feature, which ended his night prematurely.

A spinning car came down the track in turn two, which made contact with Pierce and sent him upside down.

“I was as low as I could go on the track,” he said. “All of the sudden I saw the #31 spinning out in front of us and I had nowhere to go.”

There was relatively minimal damage to the Opp Construction/Lithia Ford machine, but it was still too much damage to fix with no guaranteed time in the work area.

The APR crew will be back at it and ready to go next Friday night at the bullring.

Austin and the entire team would like to thank their sponsors for their continued support!

Opp Construction

Lithia Ford

Highland Excavating

Dahlstrom Motors Inc.

Bun Lounge

AJ’s Sandblasting & Painting

Solem Farms

Vollrath Farms

Hillesland Farms

Grand Forks Abstract & Title (GFabstract.com)

Adams Marketing Promotions

1st Realty

Ostrich Racing Engines

EMi – Eagle Motorsports, Schnee, Henchcraft, Stallard

Upcoming Events:

May 26th: River Cities Speedway – Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints

2017 Stats:

Races – 6

Wins – 0

Top 5’s – 3

Top 10’s – 3

Heat Wins – 1

 

 

Price Puts it On Skagit Speedway Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Mother Nature stepped aside and let Robbie Price return to racing at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night where he would turn a strong performance into a third place finish.

“We got going pretty good in the feature,” Price said. “It’s been kind of hard not racing as much as we would like, but things are continuing to go well.”

Timing the Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Wheeler Paint Works/Rod End Supply backed No. 21 machine in sixth fastest in time trials, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would line up on the front row of his heat race.

Using the prime starting position to his advantage, Price would leave the rest of the field in his wake, as he was able to lay down some quick laps around the Skagit Speedway to secure the win.

Gridding the field from the third row for the feature event, Price flexed his muscle early as he was able to get into the third spot by the time the field got through turns one and two on the race’s opening lap.

Holding down the third spot for much of the race, Price would chase after Jason Solwold and Colton Heath who ran ahead of him. Unable to get up and challenge the lead duo, Price would actually see Gregg Hamilton get by him and drop him back to fourth late in the race.

Continuing to run strong, Price would get the spot back with two to go, as he ended his night with a third place finish.

“We have really good speed, and hopefully this weekend we can get a couple more nights of racing in and continue to get better,” Price added.

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Wheeler Paint Works, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, and Shark Racing Engines for their support during the 2017 season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-7, Wins-1, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Robbie is hoping to run at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night and make the trip to Cottage Grove Speedway on Sunday.

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

 

 

Jace Vander Weerd Picks up Top-10 Finish at Faria Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Checking in at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Faria Memorial with the USAC West Coast 360 Series, Jace Vander Weerd would finish ninth when the dust settled on the feature event.

“It wasn’t the greatest night for us, but we were able to pick up a Top-10,” Jace Vander Weerd said.

Opening his night up by timing the Mid-Valley Pipe/Basic Industries/SWE backed sprinter in seventh fastest in qualifying time trials, Vander Weerd would line up in the second row of his heat race.

On a slippery Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Vander Weerd would finish in the third spot, which placed him in the second row for the 30-lap Faria Memorial ‘A’ Main event.

Running in the second spot during the race’s opening laps by way of the bottom, Vander Weerd would make a slight mistake in turns one and two that would see him lose a few positions.

Trying to run the high line on the next lap, it would not work out for the Visalia, CA driver as he lost a couple of more positions and now ran in seventh. Opting to get back down to the bottom, Vander Weerd would hold down the seventh position as laps clicked off with the majority of feeling running nose to tail.

Late in the race, Vander Weerd would see a few drivers making the high side work, and he would opt to give it a try himself. Unable to get it right, he would lose a couple more positions and finish the race in the ninth spot.

“Moving up to the top early in the race was a bad call on my part because the bottom was too good,” Vander Weerd said. “I tried it again late in the race, and I just wasn’t good enough pass. It wasn’t a great night, but at Tulare it could have certainly been a lot worse.”

Jace and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Jace Vander Weerd will now travel to Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Fights for Fourth in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to racing after a couple of off weekends, Richard Vander Weerd never gave up on Saturday night as he clawed his way to a hard fought fourth place finish.

“The track was tricky on Saturday night, and I cost myself some spots by trying some things, but it worked out in the end and we got back up to finish fourth,” Richard Vander Weerd said.

Timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe sprinter in third fastest in qualifications, the Visalia, CA racer would proceed to finish second in his heat race.

Lining up fourth in the feature event, Vander Weerd would go up top in the race’s first few laps but it would prove to not be the right choice as he fell back to eighth with the majority of the field fighting for the bottom of the track.

Not getting discouraged, Vander Weerd would get going as he was able to snooker a couple of his competitors and get back to the sixth spot quickly where he would run much of the race with passing tough on this night.

Continuing to run sixth, Vander Weerd would decided to get off the bottom in the race’s final laps as he tried to make something happen again. With more traction up top at the end of the night, Vander Weerd’s persistenace would pay off as he would take the checkered flag in the fourth spot.

“You can only follow everyone for so long, so I decided to try the top again after everyone ran the bottom for 25-laps or so,” Vander Weerd said. “Some good stuff had moved across the track and there was some grip up there for me and it worked out.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd will travel to Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Battle in River Cities!

(Bill W) May 23, 2017 – While most of the rest of the Midwest was getting rained out, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota got their event in Friday night. Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team waged a good battle with Thomas Kennedy in the feature event, finishing second. If Mother Nature cooperates this weekend, the team plans on hitting Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Friday and Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.

Mark started fourth in his heat. “We were able to sneak into the lead in one and two,” he says. “We were able to roll the bottom and slide in front of the top two cars. We got the lead from there and kept on trucking. The track was pretty decent. It was dried out, but there was both a cushion and a little bit of a bottom groove.”

He started outside row one in the feature beside Kennedy. “Thomas has been lightning fast this year, and actually at the end of last year too,” says Mark. “It was probably the best local race we’ve had at River Cities for a while. It was a battle.”

Mark would settle into second behind Kennedy early. “We went at it the first few laps, and then kind of got in line around the top,” he says. “We were able to keep him within striking distance, and I was hoping the lapped cars would mix it up.”

He would get his wish, but Kennedy navigated well. “He was making a lot of good decisions and getting through there,” says Mark. “We turned up the wick at the end, and we were able to catch up to him a little bit. The track started laying rubber the last five or ten laps there.”

Mark saw the opportunity for one last try. “We were able to get beside him, but I should have waited another lap or so,” he says. “He was able to see my nose and he took the line away in the rubber. We were able to hang on for second. It was definitely an action-packed race! The fans definitely enjoyed it!’

Check out the 360-degree video from Mark’s heat race

The Grand Forks Herald put a 360-degree camera in the #13 for the heat race last Friday night. Turn your phone to check the race out from any angle from Mark’s perspective. Check out the video here:

https://www.facebook.com/GrandForksHerald/videos/10155126235780169/

Grand Forks Herald www.facebook.com Watch Sprint racing from Mark Dobmeier's point of view. Full recap from the race here: http://bit.ly/2ropjl8 (Skip to 1:45 to see Dobmeier avoid a crash)

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Garth Kasiner Third at Plaza Park Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending his weekend competing at Plaza Park Speedway and Delta Speedway, Garth Kasiner would surge to a third place finish on Friday night before an issue on a late restart relegated him to a 10th place finish.

Friday night things kicked off at Plaza Park Speedway in Visalia, CA where the Five Points, CA driver opened the weekend up by timing the West Hills oil/CS9/SRP backed No. 21g machine in fifth fastest.

Picking up the win during heat race competition, Kasiner would line the Roger Vogt’s Performance Auto & Air/Irritec P1 Drop Tape/Keizer Wheels machine up in the seventh spot for the 25-lap feature event.

On a very racy Plaza Park Speedway, Garth ‘Vader’ would get into fifth in the race’s opening laps before he found the cushion and went to work on the leaders.

Driving around his competitor to get into fourth, Kasiner would show some veteran savvy on the next lap as he would drop low and slide up to take over the third spot. Continuing to go to work on the cushion, Kasiner would start to fight his engine that began to act up. Slowing his pace a little in the closing laps, Kasiner would still hang on to finish on the podium.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Delta Speedway. Timing in seventh fastest in time trials, Kasiner would again take care of business and pick up the heat race win but would again find himself in the seventh starting spot for the feature event.

With most the entire field using the bottom of the speedway, Kasiner would try the top in the first few laps, but with nothing upstairs he would drop back to the moisture.

Working his way up to the fifth spot on a track that was extremely hard to pass on, Kasiner would look to take advantage on the race’s lone restart with just two laps to go.

Diving under the fourth place car, contact would ensue and Kasiner would be relegated to the back of the pack in front of the cars that were a lap down. When the race came to a close, Kasiner would bring home a 10th place finish.

Garth Kasiner would like to thank West Hills Oil, CS9, Security Race Products, Roger Vogt’s Performance Auto & Air, Irritec P1 Drop Tape, Keizer Wheels, Factory Kahne, Kasiner Farms Inc., B&B Ag Transport LLC, Superior, Soil Supplements, Simplot, and Fresno Equipment Company for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 13, Wins- 3, Top-5’s- 11, Top 10’s- 12

ON TAP: Garth Kasiner will spend his coming weekend at Lemoore Raceway as he will take part in the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Garth Kasiner Racing is a variety of interactive ways. ‘Like’ him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kasiner21G, follow the team on Twitter @GarthKasiner, and be sure to check out Garth’s racing action on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCosPd-js0M3MGA9FJgUxUyg.

 

 

Peterson Makes Return to Placerville Speedway after Extended Break

PETERSEN MEDIA- Having some tough luck to open his 2017 season, Matt Peterson took a couple weeks off to regroup before returning to action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“It was a nice little break to get away and reset, and I really felt back to my old self on Saturday night,” Matt Peterson said. “We had a really good car, and I felt good but a little racing incident at the end of the night ended a pretty good run.”

25 cars checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and Peterson wasted no time shaking a little rust off, as he timed the Miller Lite/Inventory Sales Company/Bear Trucking No. P37 machine in sixth fastest in time trials.

Picking up the important heat race win, the Wilton, CA pilot would advance into the redraw where the six pill lined the Transportation Services/Future Energy Savers/Hoskins Mechanical Resources machine up in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Peterson would hang around the Top-10 as he battled in the seventh spot for much of the night. As the race continued to move along, Peterson would get stronger as he was able to work his way up into the fifth spot.

As he battled for position, contact with a competitor would fold Peterson’s front end up. Unable to make repairs, Peterson would take his car back to the trailer and his night would come to a close.

“It’s kind of how the season has gone so far, but I really have to thank my family and everyone that supports us and helps us out,” Peterson said. “It felt good to get back in the car, and get back to the track, and hopefully we can get right back to racing and have some success and get some momentum.”

Matt and his team would like to thank, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Transportation Services, Future Energy Savers, Hoskins Mechanical Resources, Vahlco Wheels, JhdDesings, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: At this time Peterson is unsure of his next race. He his hoping to make it to Stockton on Saturday night, but plans are still unsettled.

 

 

Andy Gregg Grabs Fifth at Big Trophy Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg was able to put together his best night of his young 2017 season.

“We had a good night,” Andy Gregg said. “We hadn’t been bad all year, but we really didn’t have anything to show for it, so to go out and move forward and get a Top-Five is a good thing.”

Checking in at Placerville Speedway for the track’s annual “Big Trophy Night’, Gregg would get his night started off by timing the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol Ace Hardware backed No. 16 sprinter in eighth fastest in time trials.

Lining up third in his heat race, the Diamond Springs, CA racer would pick up a spot as he would finish in the second spot.

Just narrowly missing out on a berth in the nightly redraw, Gregg would line the Ice House Resort/CTL Forest Management/ARP Enterprise machine up in the fifth row for the 25-lap feature event.

On the high banked ¼ mile speedway, Gregg was able to work his way forward as he attacked the top of the speedway. Racing with the likes of Steven Tiner and Matt Peterson at times during the race, Gregg would carve his way up to the fifth spot in the race’s closing laps.

Chasing after Andy Forsberg and Jimmy Trulli who ran in third and fourth just ahead of him, Gregg would close in on them as they batted themselves but was unable to get to them before the checkered flag flew and ended up with a fifth place finish.

“We were mistake free for the most part, and didn’t get collected in any wrecks, and we were able to run well,” Gregg said. “I think we are pretty good if we can keep the bad luck away.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Broadband Agreements, Russo Insurance, Kelly Moore Paints, Cal Pro Paint and Construction, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, and MF Inc. for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Gregg will now follow the SCCT to Stockton, CA on Saturday night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Hirst Victorious at Faria Memorial

5/23/17- Roth Motorsports driver Kyle Hirst captured his first KWS-NARC win of the season in the Faria Memorial at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California on Saturday night.

This was the KWS-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series second appearance this season at the Thunderbowl Raceway, where 20 competitors made the trek to the Central Valley.

Hirst started off his evening with a sixth place qualifying effort and a second place heat race finish, advanced the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation machine into the Dash event. Starting third in the six-lap dash, Hirst fell back to fifth as the checkered flag waved.

The Roth team went to work as track crews did some last minute surface preparation. Lining up fifth for the 30-lap feature event, Hirst wasted no time as he quickly drove into the third position. As the laps clicked off, Hirst battled with Bud Kaeding for the second spot before securing it on lap 16. Next in sight was second place starter, Cory Eliason. As Eliason began to struggle in lap traffic, Hirst set sail and was able to reel him in. The top 3 cars Hirst, Eliason and Shane Golobic battled fiercely for the lead until a late race caution flag flew with only seven laps to go. On the restart, Hirst rocketed to the lead and finished with a 1.55 second victory over Shane Golobic.

Hirst also piloted the Jeff Gardner/Dennis Roth owned 51T USAC 360 non-wing car at the Faria Memorial where he finished 2nd to cap off the night.

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will be racing Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track and Sunday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance and Astro Titanium for their support in 2017.

SEASON STATS: Races: 20, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 10, Top 10’s: 16

STAY CONNECTED:

Roth Motorsports: Website: www.rothmotorsports83.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports

Twitter: @RothMotorsports

You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

The Breakdown: 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex

JACKSON, Minn. — May 23, 2017 — The 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will take the green flag, June 1-3. Each of the three nights will feature a full racing program for each of the three divisions of sprint cars. Along with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS), the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS), the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and the RaceSaver IMCA Sprints will all be in action. This edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Jackson Motorplex, which will see the winner of the finale on Saturday, June 3 take home $25,000.

The track

Jackson Motorplex is a half-mile. The track record of 14.244-seconds was established by Ian Madsen on August 21, 2015. A state-of-the-art renovation took place at Jackson Motorplex prior to the 2016 season, making the facility one of the nicest in all of short track racing.

Past winners

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has seen six winners in 10 races at the track dating back to 1987. Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion is the winningest driver with the series at Jackson with three victories. Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion, and Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series titlist, each have a pair of wins at the half-mile. Joey Saldana won with the Outlaws at Jackson in 2014.

AGCO Jackson Nationals past winners

The list of past winners of the AGCO Jackson Nationals is a “Who’s Who” of the sport. Hall of Famer Doug Wolfgang won the event four times in his legendary career. Steve Kinser is a past winner as is Sammy Swindell, Bobby Allen and Bobby Davis Jr. Terry McCarl is a two-time winner of the event, as is Brian Brown. Jason Johnson, who is among the top-five in the World of Outlaws standings, won the event in 2011. Kerry Madsen is the defending winner of the AGCO Jackson Nationals.

The players

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has 16 card-carrying members this year, led by Donny Schatz. David Gravel is currently second in points, followed by Brad Sweet, Johnson, Pittman, Shane Stewart, rookie Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Joey Saldana and Jason Sides rounds out the top-10. Also on tour this season is are veteran drivers Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser, Greg Wilson, as well as young drivers Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp and rookie Brent Marks.

Veteran presence

Paul McMahan and Jason Sides have each made six starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Jackson Motorplex. McMahan has been very consistent, picking up four top-10 finishes, while Sides has a pair of top-10 runs. Shane Stewart has made three starts with the Outlaws at the track, highlighted by a podium finish of third last year. Greg Wilson made his first trip with the series to the Jackson Motorplex last year, during his rookie campaign.

The next generation

A solid group of younger drivers is competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series again this year. David Gravel finished fourth at Jackson Motorplex last year and already has seven wins this season, while Brad Sweet, who has two victories thus far in 2017, ran third in 2014 at Jackson. Logan Schuchart, who has two wins this season, and his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen are each on the road for the fourth straight year with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2017. Clyde Knipp will be making his second trip to Jackson Motorplex this year, after his debut at the half-mile in 2016.

First timers

Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks will each be making their first ever visit to Jackson Motorplex. Marks, who cut his teeth racing in Central Pennsylvania is used to big, fast half-mile venues, such as Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. Haudenschild already has 14 top-10 finishes this season as he closes in on his first win.

All sprint cars

Three complete race programs will take place each of the three nights of the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals for all three sprint car classes. The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS), Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) and Nebraska 360 Sprint Series has a solid field of cars expected in the 360-division, along with the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint cars, representing the 305-class.

Invaders

A strong contingent of “invaders” is set to take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals. Leading the way is Kerry Madsen, who won the event last September and finished second in the Outlaws race at Jackson last June. Madsen has already scored a win at Jackson Motorplex this season, taking the checkered flag in the Spring Nationals a couple of weeks ago. Brian Brown, another past winner of the AGCO Jackson Nationals will be in attendance, along with Ian Madsen, Mark Dobmeier and Canadian Thomas Kennedy among others.

Tickets for the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, along with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS), Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS), Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Cars at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, Thursday, June 1, Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. Three-day ticket packages are available as well as individual, single night tickets.

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Lucas Ashe 11th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting right back to work after a strong run at Petaluma Speedway, Lucas Ashe had a self described up and down night at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night as he finished 11th.

“We made some good laps and moved forward, but it was kind of an up and down night for our team,” Lucas Ashe said.

Going out near the end of qualifying time trials, the Cottonwood, CA driver would the SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 33 entry in 20th fastest with 25 cars checked into the track nestled in the foothills.

Finishing fourth during heat race competition, Ashe would line the STL Tile/Crown Motors/Logo USA machine up in the eighth row for the 25-lap ‘Big Trophy Night’ feature event.

With the track narrow in the early laps, Ashe would show patience on the ¼ mile as it slowly began to widen out as the laps clicked off. Making some headway during the course of the race, Ashe would battle for a position inside the Top-10 late in the race.

In the waning laps, Ashe and Steven Tiner would battle for the 10th spot and Ashe would end up settling for 11th in the DMI/Shave Racing Engines/Maxim.

“It’s nice to get back to some of these tracks for a second, and third time and really start to get comfortable,” Ashe added. “My guys do a good job of getting me comfortable everywhere we go, and I think we are getting better each week.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components, Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 9, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: Ashe will now head north this weekend as he will be at Cottage Grove Speedway Saturday and Sunday night for the Marvin Smith Memorial.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

 

Steven Tiner Picks Up Placerville Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though a late race flat tire hampered him, Steven Tiner was pleased how things went on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

“It was way better than I have felt all year long,” Steven Tiner said in regards to his trip to the ¼ mile. “We have speed all night long, and we were able to move forward and battle.”

Checked to the famous ¼ mile on Saturday night with 24 other competitors, Tiner timed his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious No. 94 machine in fourth fastest, which lined him up in the second row of a heat race.

Pocketing a third place finish during his heat, Tiner would move into the redraw, where the eight pill lined him up in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

In the opening laps of the race, Tiner was able to work his way forward as he worked up to the fourth spot at one point during the ‘A’ main event.

Battling for position inside the Top-Five late in the race, contact would leave Tiner with a right-rear flat tire and he would be forced to the work area on the 15th lap.

Able to make repairs, Tiner would restart from the tail end of the field with 10-laps to go. In a limited amount of laps, Tiner would get back all he could as he fought his way forward a few positions and closed his night out with a 10th place finish.

“A step in the right direction, but still have some work to do,” Tiner added. “We keep working at it, and hopefully we can continue to progress on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Tiner will get right back to racing as he is scheduled to take part in the SCCT race on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

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Justyn Cox 7th at Placerville Speedway’s Big Trophy Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending his Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Justyn Cox would fight back from a mid-race miscue to finish seventh.

“Our car was extremely better than what our finish shows,” Cox said. “We were battling with the leaders early in the race and actually passed for second at point until a caution negated the pass. A couple laps later I got over the cushion and fell back to like 17th, before working back up to seventh in the final 10-laps.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in second fastest among the 25 cars that were checked into the pit area, the Clarksburg, CA driver would proceed to finish fourth in his heat race.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event by way of the redraw, Cox would settle into the fourth spot in the opening laps as the track was still taking shape.

Sitting in the fourth spot when the caution flew on the 13th lap, Cox would make a bid for the second spot when the race restarted, but another stoppage would negate the pass and he would go back to fourth.

Chasing after Andy Forbserg for the third spot, Cox would get over the cushion on the 15th lap, and would fall back to the 17th spot. Mired deep in the field, Cox would continue to race hard as he was able to fight his way forward and salvage his night with a seventh place finish.

“It was good to have another strong car at Placerville,” Justyn Cox said. “We have a big two-day show in Oregon this weekend, so hopefully we can continue to have the speed we have now up in the Northwest and contend for a win.”

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, EyeLusions, 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 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will make the trip to Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday and Sunday night for the Marvin Smith Memorial.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Hard Charges at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway Andy Forsberg returned to the helm of the C&M Motorsports No. 7c machine and wowed the crowd as he charged from 14th to finish in the third position.

“We brought out a new car that we have been struggling with, and seemed to get it going in the right direction,” Andy Forsberg said. “We were a little off early in the night, but we got to working the cushion in the feature and passed a lot of cars.”

With 25 cars in attendance for “Big Trophy Night”, Forsberg opened the night up by timing the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals No. 7c machine in 17th quickest in time trials.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver was able to pick up a position as a fourth place finish would put the PT Shocks/Swartz Diesel/51 Fifty Energy Drink in the seventh row for the 25-lap feature event.

On this night, fans would be in for a treat as ‘Mr. Excitement’ lived up to his nickname from the seventh row. Putting his right-rear on the cushion that had built up around the speedway, Forsberg pushed the limits as he quickly carved his way through the field.

In the third spot when the red flag flew on the 13th lap, Forsberg still fought for more. Chasing after Mason Moore and Greg DeCaires, Forsberg would begin to feel pressure from Jimmy Trulli for the third spot.

While fending off Trulli to keep third, the lead duo got away from Forsberg, as he would cap his night with an impressive run from 14th to third.

“It was a good way to end our night, but I think we can get this combo even better,” Forsberg said. “Thanks to the guys for working so hard all night, and continuing to work on this car.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Alturas Tires, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will visit the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night with the SCCT as Tony Gualda takes the wheel for the night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-8.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92, or Tony Gualda on Twitter @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Mason Moore Second at Placerville with F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to Placerville Speedway with F&F Racing, Mason Moore would fight of some late race gremlins to score a second place finish.

“It was a pretty good night for our team in Placerville, CA,” Mason Moore said. “We had a pretty good car and were in contention to win but we started to lose power steering and it got tough to drive.”

Timing the Geico/Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Twisted Tea No. x1 sprinter in 12th fastest in qualifying time trials Moore would get the jump from the front row of his heat race and pick up the win.

By way of his win, the Princeton, CA driver would earn a spot in the important redraw where the one pill would line him up on the front row of the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up next to another strong competitor at Placerville Speedway, Greg DeCaires, Moore would drop the hammer when the green lights flashed as he would jump out to the early lead.

Taking a liking to the bottom of the speedway, Moore would lead the way, as the race would come to a stop on the seventh lap.

Continuing to lead the way, Moore would start to have problems with his power steering that began to make his machine tough to drive. Still up front, Moore would lose the top spot on the 15th lap as he continued to pedal the bottom of the speedway.

Able to hang on to the second spot, Moore would actually close back in on DeCaires in the race’s final laps. Giving him a valiant effort, the reigning track champ would come up short as he settled for second at the line.

“Once we got passed I was just trying to hang on, and we actually still ran really well,” Moore added. “Huge thanks to these guys for working so hard, and giving us a car that was in the mix all night.”

Moore would like to thank Geico, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Twisted Tea, Levin’s Auto Supply, Garth Moore Insurance, LRB Race Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Sierra Single Ply, Lucas Oil, RPI, and Encore Catering for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Moore and F&F Racing will now travel to Stockton, CA to battle the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

Massive Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Double Header Weekend Slated for Saturday and Sunday in Marysville and Chico

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- With a lengthy break officially in the rear view mirror, the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster is set to return to action this Saturday and Sunday night for the annual Memorial Day Weekend ‘North State Double’. Saturday night that series pays homage to one of it’s forefathers during the 18th Annual Mel Hall Memorial at Marysville Raceway before returning to Silver Dollar Speedway as the main attraction during the Silver Dollar Fair.

“This weekend is truly a great weekend for Sprint Car racing in northern California,” Silver Dollar Speedway and Marysville Raceway Communications Director, Troy Hennig said. “For years, and years drivers, teams, and fans have flocked to these events to honor Mel Hall, who was so instrumental to this sport for so many years, and showcase sprint car racing to the massive crowd that is always in attendance during the fair. I think we will have two great night’s of racing.”

The North State Double kicks off on Saturday night for the 18th Annual Mel Hall Memorial that is hosted at Marysville Raceway. As always, kudos are sent to the Hall family for the hard work they put into this race raising money for the racer’s and bumping the lion’s share of the purse up to $3000 for this race.

During his time, as a promoter at Marysville Raceway, as well as leading the way for the Civil War Series’ creation, Mel Hall was known for doing what was necessary to run a series and a track, so this in a way is the Hall’s way of paying another tribute to Mel.

Sunday night the scene gets a little more colorful as the series makes the journey north to Silver Dollar Speedway for their fourth round of action. Sunday is a special night as it acts as the main attraction for the Silver Dollar Fair. With the fair in the background, it creates a picturesque backdrop, and exposes the sport to thousands of new fans that are in attendance at the fair.

Heading into this weekend’s North State Double, the action with the Civil War Series through two races has been second to none. During the series’ first event, Shane Golobic out dueled Justin Sanders to grab the opening night win. Round two saw Andy Forsberg, Justin Sanders, and Shane Golobic again fight for the top spot, but it was the reigning series champion, Forsberg, grabbing the win.

Saturday night in Marysville, CA Forsberg will look for a third consecutive Mel Hall Memorial win but will have to battle with the likes of Colby Wiesz, Geoff Ensign, Koen Shaw, Tanner Carrick, Billy Wallace, Korey Lovell, David Lindt, Brad Bumgarner, and many more.

The grandstand gate will open at 5pm with tickets available starting at just $14 for seniors, juniors, and military with ID, while adult tickets can be purchased for $17, and as always kids five and under are FREE.

Sunday night many of the drivers in action at Marysville will make the jaunt to Silver Dollar Speedway, and will be joined by the likes of Kyle Hirst, DJ Netto, Shane Golobic, Sean Becker, as well as a host of others.

With the fair taking place on Sunday night, all spectators will simply need to purchase a general admission fair ticket, and admission into the races is FREE making for a family friendly day all around in Chico, CA. For more information on ticket prices, and what time the gates open, please click over to www.silverdollarfiar.org.

2017 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

5/27 Marysville Raceway- Mel Hall Memorial $3000 to win!

5/28 Silver Dollar Speedway- Fair Race

7/1 Marysville Raceway

7/14 Ocean Speedway- HK Classic

7/22 Thunderbowl Raceway

8/19 Ocean Speedway- Johnny Key Classic $5000 to win!

9/6 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will return to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday, March 31st for the second round of action.

2017 WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 11th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (March 31st Silver Dollar Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2017, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 9 events at 4 different tracks around California.

 

 

Tankersley Invading RPM, Devil's Bowl and Lone Star This Weekend During ASCS Gulf South Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (May 23, 2017) - Channin Tankersley is venturing to Texas this weekend when he will pilot a sprint car for Bruce Griffith during an ASCS Gulf South Region tripleheader.

The 15th annual Memorial Day Classic action begins on Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall.

"We raced there one time a few years ago," he said. "I don't remember how we did it's been so long. The only thing I remember was that track was so slick you couldn't get a hold of anything."

Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite hosts Round 2 on Saturday. Tankersley posted a top-10 finish at the track for three consecutive years before last year's best result of 20th.

"I have mixed emotions about that place," he said. "We're either really good or we're off. I'm hoping to have a good showing this weekend."

The weekend concludes on Sunday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore. Tankersley recorded a career-best third-place finish at the high-banked track last season.

"I like the place a lot," he said. "I always have pretty good speed there and coming off a podium the last time out there gives us added confidence."

Tankersley also has momentum from his most recent race this season when he picked up a season-best third-place result.

"We want to win," he said. "I think we are capable of competing for the win each night this weekend so hopefully we can pick one or two or three off."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and Sunday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the 15th annual Memorial Day Classic with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

Based in Tomball, Texas, Challenger Drilling specializes in providing quality Horizontal Directional Drilling services to a variety of markets, including Oil and Gas Transmission, Cathodic Protection, Water and Sewer. For more information, visit http://www.ChallengerDrilling.com .

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

Tankersley would also like to thank Kyle Turner Motorsports, Blackfoot Electric and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Tackling MOWA Series Races in Illinois and Missouri This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (May 23, 2017) - Brandon Hanks is climbing back into his 410ci winged sprint car this weekend during a pair of MOWA Series events.

Hanks will make his debut at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday before racing for the second career time at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on Saturday.

"We want to run more 410 stuff," he said. "I just need more seat time to get better in it. It's different when you're so used to the 360s. You have a whole lot more under your right foot. The car is the same, but a lot of things are different."

Hanks has eight career 410 starts under his belt, including three this season. He placed 18th at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Ind., on May 12 and 20th at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., the ensuing night during his first career appearances with the MOWA Series.

"I don't like how those races ended so I've been looking forward to getting back on the track," he said.

The opportunity begins this Friday at Jacksonville Speedway.

"I've watched a bunch of videos on that place," he said. "It looks fun. It looks like a miniature Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., where you're banging the wall. I'm excited about it."

Saturday will mark Hanks' first appearance at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 since competing in the Ironman 55 last August with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"You haul the mail around that place," he said. "It's probably the fastest place I've been on. At least it feels that way. I'm hoping to do well now that I know what to expect."

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the MOWA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Bryant and SawBlade.com Backed Team Carry Momentum into Big Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (May 23, 2017) - Tommy Bryant and the SawBlade.com backed Cooper Motorsports team heads into the 15 th annual Memorial Day Classic this weekend with a ton of confidence.

Bryant has had a terrific start to the season and the team will compete at three tracks they are very familiar with during the ASCS Gulf South Region tripleheader.

"We took a couple of weeks off from racing and got everything ready to go," he said. "I'm excited to get back on the track. Brad (Benic) has the setup on this car perfect. His knowledge and input are invaluable. He's taught us so much. The last two wins we've had he hasn't been there, but every bit was his setup. I didn't change a thing on the car. Heck, we didn't touch a shock or weight bolt from the heat to the feature."

The Cooper Motorsports team will travel to RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, this Friday to open the weekend. Bryant describes RPM as "one of the smallest tracks" he competes on.

"Our best effort at RPM was a second in 2009," he said. "Last year we got rained out."

The SawBlade.com sponsored team will go from the smallest to one of the biggest tracks they will compete on this season when they race at the half-mile Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday. Bryant drove from 18th to an 11th-place finish there last year.

"I should have a win at Devil's Bowl," he said. "One year I led every lap and a lapped car juked when it should have jived and I got into him and finished third. Devil's Bowl is so luck oriented from the pill draw to no mishaps in your heat to no mistakes in the feature. It's tough to put a whole night together there."

The weekend concludes on Sunday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas. Last year Bryant charged from the 13th starting spot to a fifth-place finish.

"We had some mechanical issues in our heat at Lone Star last year, but the car was great in the feature," he said. "It's also where I had my hardest crash back in 2013. I blew a right rear tire going into turn one and hit the fence and the car cart wheeled like 30 feet into the air. That one hurt."

Bryant enters this weekend ranked fifth in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings despite skipping multiple races this season.

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and Sunday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the 15th annual Memorial Day Classic with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"SawBlade is airing commercials highlighting their product and our team on MAVTV," Bryant said. "We are recording more things like our Sprint Car Minute where I explain different things on the sprint car."

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Seeking Third Straight Victory at Park Jefferson and First Ever in 305 at I-80

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (May 23, 2017) - Jack Dover is aiming for his third straight win at Park Jefferson International Speedway this Friday when he will compete in a $2,500-to-win event.

Dover was victorious at the track on May 6 and May 13 to give him seven wins in his last 10 races at the bullring in Jefferson, S.D.

"The last couple of times we've been there we've learned some stuff that works," he said. "I'm looking forward to it because not only do we normally run well there, but we've also learned a lot the last couple of visits."

Dover will then make his 305ci winged sprint car debut at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Sunday when he will drive for Chris Roseland during the Sprint Series of Nebraska event.

"We have a good car and a good motor," Dover said. "It doesn't hurt that I have a lot of laps there in a 360 sprint car."

Dover, who finished seventh during his lone race this season with Roseland, has earned 11 wins at I-80 Speedway in a 360ci winged sprint car since 2013.

Dover had three races last weekend - Thursday at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska; Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the MSTS Series; and Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints - rained out.

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., and Sunday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carpet Land

Carpet Land has been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years and has two convenient locations in Lincoln, Neb., and Omaha, Neb. Carpet Land's goal is to provide the largest selection of in-stock flooring at discounted prices for its customers. Along with Nebraska's largest in-stock carpet inventory, the company also carries large amounts of vinyl, tile, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, area rugs and room size remnants. For more information, visit http://www.CarpetLandonline.com .

"We are really excited to have Carpet Land join our team this year," Dover said. "They've been a great supporter of racing in Nebraska and I can't wait to see them to Victory Lane a lot in 2017."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., True Trucking, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer 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 Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Mingus Makes Unexpected Road Trip That Ends With 12th-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - CONNEAUT, Ohio (May 23, 2017) - Mother Nature has certainly given race teams major headaches so far in 2017.

For Kevin Mingus, last weekend looked like a total wash out. However, the Huber/Mingus race team hit the road and got to not only race, but more importantly learn while recording a top-15 result.

Mingus had planned to compete last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro. However, rain forced the track to cancel early in the afternoon. The team decided to head to Raceway 7 and run their 305ci sprint car against the 360ci sprint cars of the Patriot Sprint Tour.

"It was a last-minute decision," he said. "The car was already loaded up and Kurt (Huber) decided to give it a try. We got there late and didn't bring the right gear and in the heat race the car ran out of breath by the end of the straightaways. When the track slicked off we were competitive."

Mingus, who finished seventh in a heat race, maneuvered from his 17 th starting position in the feature to a 12th-place finish during his debut at the track.

"I compare the track to a bigger version of Fremont (Speedway in Fremont, Ohio)," he said. "The turns are tight and challenging and it was the first time I've raced on a sandy track. It was a good night and a very big confidence booster for me."

Mingus plans to compete this Friday at Attica Raceway Park and this Saturday at Fremont Speedway. Should the weather become an issue once again, he said the team has a back-up plan to go to Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 19 - Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio - Heat race: 7 (4); Feature: 12 (17).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mingus' mom and dad, Ted and Angie

"My parents have been incredible supporters of my race career," Kevin Mingus said. "I really want to acknowledge my dad. A couple of weeks ago he made the unselfish decision to take a different role on the race team and become more of my cheerleader. He works a lot of hours at his job and the race team was like a second job and it worried me. I wanted him to come to the track and relax and not worry about the car and have a life outside of racing. He has accepted that role and that has helped me relax and not worry about him and focus on what I need to do to get better in the race car."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, DB3 Imaging, Mid-America Chemical Corporation, Apple Girl Art, Jamie and Austin Neel, Hillbilly Rod Shop, Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental, K1 Race Gear, Kear's Speed Shop and FK Rod Ends for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Aiming for Consistency as USCS Speedweek Starts This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (May 23, 2017) - Derek Hagar is hoping Mother Nature plays nice during the next two weeks as he embarks upon the USCS Speedweek, which features seven races at seven tracks in nine days.

"Everything got rained out again last week so that means I've only got to race the sprint car one weekend in the last five," he said. "I'm just ready to get back in a car. I'm ready to get these seven races going and hopefully click off about seven wins."

The USCS Speedweek begins this Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., before shifting to Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on Saturday. Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., hosts a race on Sunday with Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., showcasing the midpoint of the Speedweek on Monday.

The second half of Speedweek includes shows on June 1 at Talledega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.; on June 2 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.; and on June 3 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Hagar has had a great track record during the USCS Speedweek. Last year he claimed his second Speedweek title in three seasons after posting a podium finish during each Speedweek race.

"We've had a good car, good team and good equipment," he said. "We have to keep doing what we're doing. We have to put ourselves in the redraw and make 30 laps consistently."

It also doesn't hurt that Hagar has won at each of the seven tracks hosting a Speedweek race.

"It makes us feel good," he said. "We have to be consistent. Winning is nice, but there is a points deal for Speedweek that pays a bit so we need to be consistent each time out."

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

USCS SPEEDWEEK: Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss.; Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.; Sunday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss.; Monday at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn.; June 1 at Talledega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.; June 2 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.; and June 3 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

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

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, 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.

 

 

White Finds New Focus on Setup as She Prepares for Debut in Colorado

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (May 23, 2017) - Harli White is going back to Square One this weekend when she ventures to Colorado for the first time in her career.

"Our race car hasn't been working well lately and we haven't done the right things to fix what the car is doing," she said. "We've been kind of lost. I'm not getting into the corner good and it's causing the right rear to not stick. We haven't been able to get the car to hook up."

The team built a new race car to compete last Saturday at Lawton Speedway during an ASCS Red River Region event. However, after finishing sixth in a heat race and not running well in the B Main White pulled off the track early.

The fortunate news is that she had an extra set of eyes - her father - at the track and he offered a new perspective.

"We've been struggling with being loose exiting the corner, but he noticed we weren't doing well entering the corners," she said. "We're making some setup adjustments that should help beginning this weekend in Colorado."

White will compete on Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan and on Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Colorado will be the fourth different new state White has raced in this season after making her debut in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama.

"We get around pretty well at new places for the most part," she said. "I'm looking forward to it because nobody has raced there either. It's a fair playing field. It's another state to add to our list. It will be fun."

White will have her t-shirt trailer with new merchandise by the main grandstands each night.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: DNF (7).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 Mesilla Valley Transportation, The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Hendricks Heading to 2nd annual Midget Round Up With POWRi West Midget Series

Inside Line Promotions - STILLWATER, Okla. (May 23, 2017) - Zane Hendricks has a big weekend of racing on deck this Saturday and Sunday when he will compete in the 2nd annual Midget Round Up.

Hendricks, who is only a handful of races into his first full season competing in a midget, will make his debut at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., this weekend when the doubleheader features the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

"We're going to try to come away with as many points as possible," he said. "I've been told Airport Raceway is pretty similar to I-44 Riverside Speedway (in Oklahoma City, Okla.), which is where I've raced the majority of my races. Hopefully we can transfer that into a good run."

Hendricks enters the weekend ranked 13th in the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series championship standings. He ran into mechanical problems during the first two races of the season, was involved in an incident during the third event and was unable to make it out of the B Main during his most recent start.

"The biggest thing is not having experience," he said. "Before when I raced in micros it might be a new track, but it's the same car I've been in. With a midget I'm learning as we go."

Hendricks posted his career-best midget result of third place during a USAC Gulf Coast Midget Series event at Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28.

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., for the 2 nd annual Midget Round Up with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Vacuworx

Vacuworx, which is based in Tulsa, Okla., has been engineering and manufacturing the highest quality heavy-duty lifting equipment for the oil and gas, water and sewer, highway and heavy construction, concrete construction, landscaping and manufacturing industries since 1999. For more information, visit http://www.Vacuworx.com.

"Vacuworx has been helping us since I started racing," Hendricks said. "Their support has been incredible and without them I wouldn't have the opportunities I do."

Hendricks would also like to thank Shorty's Machine Shop, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Walker Performance Filtration and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Scores First Career 360ci Winged Sprint Car Win in Return to Home Track

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (May 23, 2017) - Traveling the country on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour has paid dividends for Alex Hill, who recorded her first career 360ci winged sprint car win last Friday during the return to her home track.

"It was pretty awesome," she said. "We haven't been so good at Ohsweken Speedway the last couple of races. I think being on the road gave me confidence because any other time if I saw Glenn (Styres) pull up beside me I would have freaked out. This time I took his line away and did something about it."

Hill kicked off the 22nd annual Season Opening Night by advancing from third to second place in a heat race. That advanced her and the Hill's Racing Team into the feature redraw, in which she pulled the No. 1 to start the main event on the pole.

"I fell to second on the start," she said. "Something happened to the leader's car around Lap 5 so I inherited the lead. At one point I was side by side with Glenn for the lead, but I took his line away and kept the lead. Then on the last lap someone spun near the line I was running. I slowed down and saw the nose of the second-place driver so I gassed it up and just crossed the finish line first."

The victory was her third career at her home track and the first in the division. It gives Hill momentum as she returns to ASCS National Tour competition this Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo. It will mark her debut at both tracks.

"I've been learning a lot being on the road full time this year so I'm excited to go to two new tracks," she said. "We are pushing ourselves and I think last weekend's win shows it is helping."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 19 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Iroquois Hereford Farms

"It's a family owned farm on my dad's side," Hill said. "It's in honor of my grandpa's memory. We have it on our car as a way to pay respect to him."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Davis Fuels, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

AND BABB MAKES 40! 40 DRIVERS NOW ENTERED FOR THURSDAY'S HOOSIER HUNDRED

Terry Babb is the latest to enter his name into the field for this Thursday's "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The 63rd running of the legendary race in Indianapolis on May 25 featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS now anticipates a field of 40 entrants for the event, which would mark the first time 40-plus drivers were entered for a Hoosier Hundred, or a Silver Crown race in general, since 2005.

Babb, a veteran of all three of USAC's national divisions, has made two career Hoosier Hundred starts. His first came as a rookie in 1999, then made his return in last year's edition after a 17-year absence.

Babb will be joined by three-time winners Dave Darland (1995, 1996 & 2004) of Lincoln, Indiana and Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, California. Swanson, who leads the current Silver Crown standings, has won the past three Hoosier Hundreds and, with a victory, would join Al Unser as just the second driver to win four-straight on the Indy Mile.

Additional former winners entered include Tucson, Arizona's Jerry Coons, Jr. (2011-12) and Germantown, Tennessee's Jeff Swindell (1991 & 1993), who won an additional Silver Crown race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds' "Hulman 100" in 1987.

Top candidates to stop Swanson's streak and earn their first Hoosier Hundred victory include Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois, a driver's who's won the past four Silver Crown events on dirt dating to last June. Additional contenders for the throne include two-time "Bettenhausen 100" winner A.J. Fike (Galesburg, Ill.), Silver Crown's second-winningest driver Brian Tyler (Pleasant Garden, N.C.), two-time "Ted Horn 100" winner Shane Cockrum (Benton, Ill.), last year's Hoosier Hundred second-place finisher Shane Cottle (Kokomo, Ind.), 2016 Hoosier Hundred pole winner Brady Bacon, and current USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car point leader Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.).

Greenfield, Indiana's C.J. Leary won the 2016 season-opening "Sumar Classic" Silver Crown event at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. He hopes to join his father Chuck, who won the race back in 1997, as the first second-generation winner of the Hoosier Hundred.

Pit gates for Thursday's Hoosier Hundred open at noon. Spectator gates open at 3pm. Cars hit the one-mile dirt oval for practice at 5pm. Silver Crown ProSource Qualifying is set to get underway at 6:15 while opening ceremonies are scheduled for 7:30pm with the 100-mile main event to begin immediately following.

USAC and Track Enterprises have teamed up to present a Superticket for admission to three of its upcoming marquee events - the "Tony Hulman Classic," the "Hoosier Hundred" and the "Carb Night Classic" on May 24-25-26 - leading up to the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.

The three-straight nights of racing in Indiana present open wheel racing at its finest from the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship as well as the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars Series presented by TRAXXAS on both dirt and pavement.

For just $60, fans will receive a savings of $20 by purchasing their own Week of Indy Superticket that's good for admission to Terre Haute, the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Lucas Oil Raceway on May 24-25-26. To purchase a Superticket, visit https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2017-week-of-indy or call the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

As always, individual tickets for each "Week of Indy" event will be available at regular price on raceday at the gate.
The Hoosier Hundred will be available to watch LIVE on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/. Next day, flag-to-flag coverage will be available on-demand at http://www.Loudpedal.TV/.

2017 HOOSIER HUNDRED ENTRY LIST
07 JACOB WILSON/Crawfordsville, IN
08 JOHNNY PETROZELLE/Denton, NC
2 PATRICK LAWSON/Edwardsville, IL
3 A.J. FIKE/Galesburg, IL
4 JOE LIGUORI/Tampa, FL
5 J.C. BLAND/Springfield, IL
6 DAMION GARDNER/Concord, CA
12 BRIAN TYLER/Pleasant Garden, NC
14 ZACH DAUM/Pocahontas, IL
16 AUSTIN NEMIRE/Sylvania, OH
18 KENNY GENTRY/Henderson, KY
20 JERRY COONS, JR./Tucson, AZ
21 JEFF SWINDELL/Germantown, TN
24 KEITH BURCH/Farmington, MO
26 AARON PIERCE/Muncie, IN
27 DAVE DARLAND/Lincoln, IN
28 RONNIE GARDNER/Corona, CA
30 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN
31 DAVE BERKHEIMER/Mechanicsburg, PA
32 JOSS MOFFATT/Columbus, IN
39 MATT GOODNIGHT/Winchester, IN
40 DAVID BYRNE/Shullsburg, WI
42 TERRY BABB/Decatur, IL
44 DANNY LONG/Bonne Terre, MO
48 BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK
51 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN
53 STEVE BUCKWALTER/Royersford, PA
54 MARK SMITH/Sunbury, PA
55 CASEY SHUMAN/Tempe, AZ
63 KODY SWANSON/Kingsburg, CA
71 SHANE COCKRUM/Benton, IL
75 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN
81 SHANE COTTLE/Kokomo, IN
91 JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA
92 CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL
95 PATRICK BRUNS/Champaign, IL
97 TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN
99 KOREY WEYANT/Springfield, IL
120 HUNTER SCHUERENBERG/Sikeston, MO
201 DAKOTA JACKSON/Elizabethtown, IN

 

 

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards ready for Memorial Day weekend showdown at the Stockton Dirt Track

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – May 23, 2017…With Memorial Day weekend on deck the traveling Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is set to visit the centrally located Stockton Dirt Track for the first time ever this Saturday night May 27.

The outing marks the first of four events at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds based track in 2017, with return appearances including the Jimmy Sills Classic on Sunday July 2, the Saturday August 25 Salute to LeRoy Van Conett and the season-ending Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday November 4.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards has seen four different winners in as many races and will look to make it five-for-five on Saturday.

After further review and discussion, Saturday's event will not be a double point show as previously released. The A-main though will pay $3,500-to-win plus the Kyle Larson Racing Bonus Money that is up for grabs to full-time owners. All non-transfer cars in the B-main will also receive a solid $200. The cars that transfer into the A-main from the B-main will receive $100 to help with fuel from running the extra laps.

“We’re excited to get the Sprint Car Challenge Tour season back underway on Saturday at the Stockton Dirt Track,” said Russell Motorsports Inc. President Scott Russell. “The racing has been fantastic thus far and this weekend will be much of the same. The Stockton Dirt Track is one of the great venues that we have on the west coast and we look forward to seeing everyone at SCCT round five. Stockton promoter Tony Noceti is one of the biggest supporters of our tour, so we definitely hope everyone can make it out this weekend.”

Going into the Stockton Dirt Track this weekend Roseville’s Sean Becker stands at the top of the points driving the potent Menne Motorsports No. 75 sprinter. The “Shark” has finished on the podium in three of the four races held so far and sits seven-markers ahead of current runner up Kyle Hirst. Both Becker and Hirst will be gunning for their initial Sprint Car Challenge Tour win of the season, as well as their first career Stockton triumph on Saturday.

Most recent tour winner Willie Croft of Roseville ranks third in points, with Fremont’s Shane Golobic and round one winner Cory Eliason of Kingsburg completing the top-five. Croft earned a thrilling late-race victory last time out at the Petaluma Speedway on April 29 and hopes to make it back-to-back this weekend. Golobic captured the 2014 Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track, while Eliason was victorious in last July’s Salute to LeRoy Van Conett.

Rounding out the top-10 in the standings going into round five are Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Princeton’s Mason Moore, Roseville’s Colby Copeland and Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid. Copeland nearly picked up the win at Petaluma on April 29, before finishing second at the checkered flag. He now goes into the track where he earned his first career sprint car victory at in 2014.

More drivers set for action this Saturday will include Hanford’s DJ Netto, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Placerville’s Andy Gregg and Jimmy Trulli, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Sebastopol’s Bradley Terrell, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar, Sacramento’s Herman Klein and Billy Butler, Citrus Height’s Kalib Henry, Brentwood’s Colton Slack, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Tracy’s Kyle Offill, Grass Valley’s Robert Stice and others.

The front gate of the Stockton Dirt Track will open at 4pm this Saturday May 27, with drivers meeting at 4pm and cars on track around 4:30pm for wheel packing. A full program of racing will follow. All seating is general admission during the night with adult tickets $20, kids 5 to 10 will be $10 and four and under are free.

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. For information on the speedway visit http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing and Winters Performance.

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 Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website http://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.

Upcoming events for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards

Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track Saturday June 17: Antioch Speedway Saturday June 24: Calistoga Speedway (Boys and Girls Club Dirt Classic)

 

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

Park Jefferson Speedway will enjoy and exciting night of racing this coming Saturday as “The Clash” comes to Park Jefferson. Featuring huge prize money for the top open wheel classes, The Clash will see Keizer Wheels Championship Sprint Cars racing for $2,500 to win and SignMasters Modifieds running for $1,000 to win.

In the Keizer Wheels Championship Sprint Cars, Jack Dover looks to continue to build on his past success which has seen him be downright dominant at the track. Able to find the perfect setup regardless of conditions, Dover's 3 year dominance of Park Jefferson Speedway is almost unprecedented. However, the challengers appear to be coming from all corners for this Saturdays race as drivers from North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas all have indicated they will be challenging the current king of the sprint cars.

The SignMasters IMCA Modifieds will also see and exciting opportunity this week as they run for a top prize of $1,000 as well as an opportunity to put their name atop the Fast Shafts All Star Qualifying ballot. Some of the top IMCA pilots in the country will be on the ballot to determine who races in the All Star event at the Boone Super Nationals. As an added bonus, Park Jefferson Speedway and the Jackson Motorplex have partnered to offer an additional $1,000 to sweep the Danny Williams Memorial at Jackson and The Clash at Park Jefferson, which would provide the winner with a $3,000 haul over the 2 days of racing. This week will also see the first ever IMCA RACEsaver Sprints appear at the Park Jefferson Speedway. The fastest growing division in all of IMCA, the RACEsaver Sprints are providing an affordable form of sprint car racing. While the cars are identical to those that race with the World of Outlaws, the engines are built to last over 3 seasons of racing without freshening.

Park Jefferson will also be hosting a number of the supporters of the facility this Saturday Night as a thank you for all they do to keep the track running.

The Park Jefferson Speedway is located 10 miles north of Sioux City off I-28 Exit 4. Gates open at 5pm with racing slated for 7pm. Adult tickets are $12, Seniors 70+ are $5 and Children 6-16 are $2. For more information go to www.parkjeff.com or call the track phone at 712-202-5540.

 

 

Memorial Day weekend double in Ohio on tap for the “Texas Traveler”

FREMONT, OH (May 23, 2017) - After a complete washout throughout areas of Indiana and Wisconsin during the recent weekend, losing events at Kokomo (IN) Speedway, Wilmot (WI) Raceway and Angell Park (WI) Speedway, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will look forward and attempt to end his May campaign with two solid finishes during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition during Memorial Day weekend.

Michael, a second year, full-time traveler with the Tony Stewart-owned organization, will join “America’s Series” at Attica Raceway Park and Mansfield Motor Speedway on Friday and Sunday, May 26 & 28, respectively. The visit to Attica, Ohio, will be the second of four with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017, the first resulting in an 18th place finish after starting from row 12 on Saturday, April 15. Michael has one top-ten finish at the Attica high banks during unsanctioned competition this season; finishing ninth during the venue’s season opener on March 24.

“It’s tough to lose that many races in one weekend, especially when traveling that far,” T.J. Michael explained. “There wasn’t a whole lot anyone could do about it. Angell Park Speedway was the best shot for a race. The track crew worked their tails off, but the rain came anyhow. Regardless, we’re going to keep looking forward and work for two solid finishes with the All Stars this weekend in Ohio. Our goal is to work toward the top-five in All Star points. We are a little behind right now, but we have a long season ahead. I’m confident we’ll make up ground in a hurry.”

T.J Michael, pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/Kear’s Speed Shop/Shell Shock/Hinchman Suits/Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde/Crown Battery/Kistler Racing Engines/J&J Auto Racing/MJ Webb Enterprises/Roy Hardin Masonry/Wood Heating & Air Conditioning/Pro Tech Service Company/HRP/No. 8M, will enter the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star doubleheader in The Buckeye State seventh in the current Series standings, qualifying for eight of 11 feature events thus far in 2017.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

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.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (May 23, 2017) - After being rained out Saturday, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP headlined the first-ever race on Fort Wayne, Indian's Baer Field Motorsports Park new dirt track on Sunday night for the first race of SOD's MAHLE/Clevite Beyond KLimits Challenge five-race series. Numerous facts about the event make it a truly historical event for both Baer Field Motorsports Park and Sprints On Dirt.

New ¼ mile trrack

The track crew put out a massive effort to make sure the Sunday race could take place. Several inches of rain resulted in the track being referred to as “Baer Lake” Sunday morning, then more rain came. The infield was pumped out and against all odds, the track was prepped for racing. Promoter Dave Muzzillo could have easily thrown in the towel, but was determined to get the race in.

Andrew Scheid

Thirteen-year-old Andrew Scheid, a SOD sprint car rookie of the year contender, raced a full-size sprint for the first time and drew many compliments. After qualifying seventh in his heat group, Scheid finished last in his heat. He then grabbed a fourth in the B Main to advance to the feature where he finished eighteenth, dropping out early in consideration of the fast field. Andrew dodged a few incidents that developed in front of him. He even executed a successful 360 degree spin to avoid a car that had spun to a stop in front of him.

Scheid has extensive racing experience and numerous wins in karts and lightning sprints.

Diverse field

The SOD “beyond limits” format continues to have broad appeal for race teams from many segments of sprint car racing.

Winner Valenti and Dan McCarron are currently regulars in the 410 class at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Valenti has has had great success in thunderstocks and dirt trucks in Ohio and Indiana.

2nd-place finisher Joe Swanson, 5th place Steve Irwin, and 6th place Brad Wyatt have had success in winged sprint pavement racing. Irwin has won pavement championships and #71H car owner Steve Smith has also won pavement championships as an owner.

3rd place Landon Simon is a successful USAC competitor who ran his first winged sprint race Sunday. Irwin and Wyatt also have extensive non-wing experience.

4th place Thomas Schinderle previously raced modifieds, then was a regular in the Attica/Fremont FAST 305 class.

Matt Prieur

Matt Prieur & Shawn ValentiSOD rookie announcer Matt Prieur got his first SOD race in Sunday. The former World of Outlaws late model announcer is also the announcer for the American Ethanol Late Model Tour, the American Ethanol Modified Tour, and occasional pavement races.

Prieur has been a hockey referee for 24 years. He has also been the color commentator for an Ontario Hockey League game.

Prieur has been announcing since 1989.

MCRP/SOD Safety Crew
SOD competitors got their first look at the MCRP safety crew. They were quick to assist in any on-track incidents.



For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

 

Three Big Events This Week for Sprint Invaders!

 

(Bill W) May 23, 2017 – Three big events are planned this week for the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders!  On Wednesday, the series heads to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  Friday, Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa will play host, while the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa will round things out on Sunday.

 

The Sprint Invaders are hoping the third time will be a charm Wednesday night.  The first two tries at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa have been postponed.  This will be the fourth event in the history of the series.  All three previous winners, Carson McCarl, Jamie Ball and Terry McCarl are expected to be in attendance.

 

Friday, the series will make its 41st appearance at the entertaining 3/8-mile oval in Donnellson as Memorial Day weekend kicks off.  Kaley Gharst leads the all-time win list at Lee County Speedway with five, while Matt Sutton and John Schulz have won on four occasions.  Terry McCarl and Jeff Mitrisin have won three times in series history there.  Schulz won the 2016 running in Donnellson.

 

Sunday, the 53rd feature in series’ history will be run at 34 Raceway in West Burlington.  Recently retired Jerrod Hull and Matt Rogerson head the all-time Sprint Invaders win list there with five apiece.  Bobby Mincer, Gharst, Sutton, Dustin Selvage and John Schulz all have three wins at the racy 3/8-mile oval.  Carson McCarl won the Sprint Invaders season opener there on April 1.

 

For more information on the Sprint Invaders, including points, schedule, results and more, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!  

 

 

2017 Sprint Invaders Schedule

 

Saturday, April 1 – 34 Raceway (Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Wednesday, May 24 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, IA)

Friday, May 26 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Sunday, May 28 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Thursday, July 13 - Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, IA)

Tuesday, July 25 – Dubuque Speedway (Dubuque, IA)

Friday, August 18 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Saturday, August 19 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Sunday, September 17 – Quincy Raceways (Quincy, IL)

Saturday, September 23 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)


 

2017 Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Driver Standings (Top 20)

 

# Races

Driver

Hometown

Car #

Total Points

1

1

Jon Agan

Knoxville, IA

4

220

2

1

Josh Schneiderman

West Burlington, IA

49

208

 

1

Ryan Jamison

Mediapolis, IA

51J

208

4

1

Tanner Gebhart

Burlington, IA

81

203

5

1

Jamie Ball

Knoxville, IA

5J

200

 

1

Jarrod Schneiderman

West Burlington, IA

3G

200

7

1

John Greenwood

Woodward, IA

1st

188

 

1

Nate Van Haaften

Otley, IA

3

188

9

1

Cody Wehrle

Burlington, IA

40c

187

10

1

Brayden Gaylord

Wever, IA

13

182

11

1

Ben Wagoner

Emden, IL

78

178

12

1

Bailey Goldesberry

Springfield, IL

4*

176

13

1

Harold Pohren

Lowell, IA

50P

174

14

1

Tyler Groenendyk

Oskaloosa, IA

17

162

15

1

John Schulz

West Burlington, IA

99

141

16

1

Hunter Lane

Milo, IA

9L

137

 

1

Justin Buchholz

Davenport, IA

69

137

18

1

Rob Weuve

Oakland Acres, IA

19

125

 

1

Damien Getchell

Sperry, IA

1

125

 

1

Joey Laue

Morning Sun, IA

17J

125

 

 

Three-Race Memorial Day Weekend Await NCRA Upper Midwest Sprint Series!

Park City, Kansas – May 22, 2017 - It will be a huge triple-header weekend of Wisconsin tracks for the NCRA Upper Midwest Sprint Series this coming Memorial Day holiday weekend as they head to Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie on Friday night before traveling to Rice Lake Speedway in Rice Lake for a Saturday night event. The three-day weekend will come to an end on Sunday night at Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls.

Two events have been completed thus far on the 2017 race season with Wade Nygaard holding a slim ten-point lead over Chris Graf. Chase Viebrock sits just fifteen points out of the lead while Brandon Geldner, Jeff Pellersells, Victoria Knutson, Jared Goerges, Reed Alex, Kevin Bradwell, Bob McVitty and Trevor Serbus round out the top eleven in the early-season point standings.

Nygaard and Lee Grosz have feature victories so far this season.

For more information on Friday night’s season opener at Red Cedar Raceway, check out their official website www.redcedarracing.com.

Information for Saturday night’s stop at Rice Lake Speedway can be found on the tracks official website www.ricelakespeedway.net.

The finale of the three-race weekend will take place at Eagle Valley Speedway and information on this event can be found here www.eaglevalleyspeedway.net.

The NCRA Upper Midwest Sprint Series is based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with the majority of the race programs within 150 miles of the Twin Cities, making travel expenses minimized. More information on the UMSS can be found on their official website www.umsssprints.com or call series president Ron Bernhagen (612) 363-5302.

The NCRA would like to thank the following for their involvement in the NCRA Sprint Car Series for the 2017 racing season: Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products.

More information on the NCRA can be found on their official website www.racencra.com; their official facebook page: NCRA Racing and Associates. For questions concerning NCRA and their three series, please call (316) 755-1781.

 

 

Double Header Weekend for NCRA Great Lakes Sprint Series!

Park City, Kansas – May 22, 2017 - It will be a Memorial Day weekend double-header for the NCRA Great Lakes Sprint Series as the tour makes their second appearance of the season at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on Friday night (May 26) before making their first appearance of the season at Waynesfield Speedway in Waynesfield, Ohio on Saturday night.

Both night’s will be co-sanctioned by the National Racing Alliance (NRA).

On the strength of three straight victories to open the 2017 race season, current series point leader Jared Hortsman will lead the tour into the upcoming holiday weekend with a 34-point lead over Kyle Sauder. Chase Ridenour (-111), Devon Dobie (-126) and Max Stambaugh (-132) will look to gain their first victory of the season. Also expected to compete are Dustin Daggett, Gregg Dalman, Sean Hosey, Ralph Brackenberry and Butch Schroeder.

For Limaland Speedway on Friday night: Adult general admission tickets are just $15; $7 for youth ages 11-15 while children 10 and under will be admitted for free. All pit passes will be $28.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM; grandstand gates at 5:00 PM; hot laps at 6:30 PM with racing set for a 7:30 PM start time. For more information on Limaland Motorsports Park, check out their official website www.limaland.com or call the track office (419) 998-3168.

For Waynesfield Speedway on Saturday night: Adult general admission tickets are just $15 for adults; kids ages 6-12 just $6 and ages 10 and under free. All pit passes are 30. Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM, grandstands 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Waynesfield is located 15 miles southwest of Lima’s east side. For more track information call (419) 568-3201 or check out the tracks website www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.

The NCRA Great Lakes Super Sprints is a 360-ci winged sprint car series that travels to local tracks in Northwestern Ohio, Northern Indiana, Southern Michigan and Southern Ontario and currently boasts a 27-race schedule for the 2017 race season. For more information on the GLSS, call the GLSS series owner and competition director Barry Marlow (989) 737-6150 or check out their website www.greatlakessupersprints.com.

The NCRA would like to thank the following for their involvement in the NCRA Sprint Car Series for the 2017 racing season: Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products.

More information on the NCRA can be found on their official website www.racencra.com; their official facebook page: NCRA Racing and Associates. For questions concerning NCRA and their three series, please call (316) 755-1781.

 

 

NCRA Sprints Look to Finally Open Season Sunday Night at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – May 22, 2017 – In the latest start in the divisions history, the season opener for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car division will try for a fourth time to finally get their 28th consecutive season underway this coming Sunday night, May 28, at 81 Speedway in Park City.

The NCRA 360-ci sprint car divisions will be one of three different classes of sprints competing atop the tracks three-eighths mile clay oval as part of the tracks “Sprint Car Maynia.”

Don Droud, Jr. will come into the night as the defending champion and will again be teamed with the Ochs Brothers Racing #1x. Last year Droud picked up a career-best three feature wins in route to a his first ever series championship by 40-points over six-time series champion C.J. Johnson.

Former two-time series champion Jeremy Campbell will look to open the season the same way he ended 2016, in the winner’s circle, as the Wichita, Kansas veteran reeled off three feature victories in a row and a solid third place finish in the final point standings.

For the seventeenth straight season, Jon Freeman will once again be back on the NCRA trail in quest for his first career series championship, as well Kingman, Kansas driver Jeff Stasa. Last year’s rookie of the year Forrest Southerland is also expected to be back with the tour in 2017.

After picking up his first ever Hutchinson Grand Nationals championship last year, Norman, Oklahoma’s Danny Wood will hit the road full-time with the series in search for his first ever series title.

Also expected to compete are Danny Jennings, Michelle Decker, Kaden Taylor, Joe Wood, Jr. and Josh Fairbanks. This, as well as all series sprint car events, pays $2000 to win the night’s feature finale and $300 to start – unless otherwise noted.

For more information on the NCRA sprint car series, check out their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Questions pertaining to this and any other series event can be answered by calling the series home office (316) 755-1781.

Gates at 81 Speedway will open at 5:00 PM on Saturday with race time slated for 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission prices are $15 for adults; free general admission for kids ages 12 and under.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway and don’t forget to check out their new website www.race81speedway.com.

 

 

PUMMELING THE POSSE: Gravel adds Trophies from Lincoln and Williams Grove Memorial Day swing has CJB team ready to launch into hot summer months

CARLISLE, PA. - May 22, 2017 - When one thinks of fierce sporting rivalries, the Yankees versus the Red Sox comes to mind in the world of Major League Baseball. In the National Football League, the Cowboys and the Giants grab headlines. In sprint car racing, it doesn't get anymore more heated than the World of Outlaws versus the Pennsylvania Posse.

Though his team is from Pennsylvania, David Gravel is squarely in the Outlaw faction and he, along with his team, served notice as they stormed into Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa. for the first of three events in the Keystone state.

"We had a great night at Lincoln," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We timed in well. Won the heat, won the dash and started on the pole. We worked really well in lap traffic and I wasn't sure how big of a lead I had. The guys told me it got to be pretty big. It was so cool to win at a place like Lincoln. It's a home race for us and it meant a lot."

After the victory, Gravel and the team headed to nearby Mechanicsburg for two nights of racing action at Williams Grove Speedway. On the opening night, Gravel showed his prowess again by winning the dash after strong performances in time trials and his heat race.

"First night at the Grove was a lot like our night at Lincoln," said Gravel. "We timed well, raced well in the heat and the dash and led all the laps in the feature. Donny Schatz mounted a charge at the end and we had some late race restarts to get through but we did. Two wins in a row is hard to do, especially in Pennsylvania."

(Click here to watch highlights of Gravel's win at Williams Grove.)

The final night of racing action at the Grove saw Gravel's win streak end.

"We didn't time in as well," explained the Watertown, Conn. native. "We tried some things in the feature and we weren't that good. Luckily, we got better as the race went on. We made up some spots and got a top-10. The track was way different than the night before."

Scheduled racing action at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway the next night was delayed to Sunday, October 15th due to rain showers.

Gravel and the team now set their sights on events in New Jersey, North Carolina, and Indiana to close out the month of May.

"New Egypt is a cool track in New Jersey," said Gravel, who currently sits second in the series standings. "We ran well there last year. We ran well at the World Finals so we are looking forward to Charlotte. Lawrenceburg is fun and is another place we ran well at. We have a lot to look forward to this weekend. We choose to be racers so we won't be outside with family at the lake or so but we wouldn't have it any other way."

BOX SCORE: Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 5/17/2017 Lincoln 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 35 5/19/2017 Williams Grove 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 25 5/20/2017 Williams Grove 14 4 3 10 8 0

2017 STATS:

Events: 31

Quick Times: 4

Wins: 8

Top-5's: 19

Top-10's: 26

Heat Race Wins: 7

Dash Wins: 6

Average Time Trial: 8.4

Average A-main finish: 5.8

Total Laps Led: 183

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JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss grows anxious for Memorial Day weekend triple-header

JONESTOWN, PA (May 22, 2017) - With the intent to end the month of May with a bang, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will spend the next four days prepping two different race cars, both of which will be featured during competition in Central Pennsylvania. The three-time Central Pennsylvania main event winner will join his fellow Pennsylvania Posse competitors during action at Williams Grove Speedway, as well as Port Royal Speedway, during the upcoming holiday weekend, all capped off with the Bob Weikert Memorial finale on Sunday, May 28, worth $10,000.

“This is a perfect opportunity for us to really gain some momentum,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “We didn’t have a very good weekend with the World of Outlaws; missed the A-main on all three nights. We already put all of that behind us. There is a lot of big money on the line this weekend. I think we have the potential and the speed necessary to win. We’ve been to victory lane once this year, but we want to do it again. I think this weekend is a perfect time to do that.”

The Bob Weikert Memorial weekend at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” will activate on Saturday, May 27, with a $5,000 preliminary main event, followed by the $10,000-to-win finale on Sunday, May 28. Zearfoss will pilot his Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/No. 3Z during the entire weekend program.

Before making the trek north to Juniata County, Zearfoss will rejoin the Aaron Long-owned/H&N Landscaping/RV 4 Wheel Drive/Leahys Auto Body & Towing/No. 58 operation for a visit to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, May 26. A Diamond Series program is on the agenda, awarding $4,000-to-win after 25 laps of green flag competition.

Brock Zearfoss will enter the holiday weekend with one victory to his credit thus far in 2017, also recording a recent top-ten finish; tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, May 13. The former Port Royal Speedway championship runner-up is currently fifth in the track championship standings, earning six top-ten finishes in seven main event starts.

“I’m in a great position right now and I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities,” Brock Zearfoss said. “We’ve been having a solid start to the year. I think we’ve been consistent and obviously fast enough to earn victories in Central Pennsylvania. Once Aaron [Long] and I begin to build some momentum, we’ll be in a similar situation with the No. 58 team. It is only a matter of time.”

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure and “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.

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship in 2016.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway)

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver will join PA Posse for Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 22, 2017) -After a near-seven month hiatus, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver made his return to 410 cubic inch sprint car competition, this time joining Western Pennsylvania’s finest on Saturday evening, May 20, at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh native, piloting his family-owned/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/DKW Transport/Alternative Power Sources/No. D4, finished sixth during his 2017 debut; a perfect segue into the holiday weekend ahead.

“Man, it feels good to be back in a sprint car,” Danny Holtgraver said. “I wasn’t sure if I was going to remember how to drive one of these things. We had a lot of fun at Mercer. I think we were a little better than where we finished. We just kinda tucked in line and raced in the fast groove with everyone else. It was definitely fun. Now we can look forward to a few days out east.”

The former Lernerville Speedway sprint car track champion will continue his 2017 campaign with a trip east to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” in Port Royal, Pennsylvania; joining the Pennsylvania Posse for the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. The Memorial Day weekend marquee will kick-off officially with a $5,000-to-win preliminary on Saturday evening, followed by a $10,000-to-win blockbuster on Sunday evening. Holtgraver is certainly no stranger to high dollar paydays, scoring the 2016 Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon (OH) Speedway worth $10,000, as well as the 2013 King Of The 360’s title at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park worth $10,000.

“I think we are all ready to get back to Port Royal Speedway,” Danny Holtgraver explained. “I’ve always really enjoyed racing there. It can be demanding, but I enjoy the style of driving that it takes to be successful there. That entire staff has put a ton of work into that place. I’m excited to get over there on Saturday and check out what they have done. Hopefully we can earn a big piece of that purse in the meantime. I can’t thank everyone who has stood behind me from the start enough. We don’t have a lot of plans this year; 20 races at the most. I’m looking forward to a pressure-free season.”

News and information pertaining to Danny Holtgraver will be posted regularly right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com, as well as keep up via social networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights - Earned Lou Blaney Memorial title at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, worth $10,000 on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

2015 Wins: 1 2016 Wins: 3 (Wilmot Raceway - All Stars)(Sharon Speedway - All Stars - Lou Blaney Memorial) (Brownstown Speedway - All Stars)

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners: Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Ambulance Information Management, Gulf Coast Flooring, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Westview Motors, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson, VRP Shocks, HP Engines, Classic Ink Screenprinting, Fully Injected Motorsports

 

 

The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing

Perris Auto Speedway

SPRINT CARS IN HISTORIC SALUTE TO INDY SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, May 22, 2017) The “Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” Perris Auto Speedway, will play host to one of the longest running and most historic events in west coast open wheel racing this Saturday night, May 27th, with the annual “Salute to Indy.” The popular Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will be the main attraction on Saturday and it will be joined by The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars and the California Lightning Sprint Cars. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will begin at 7:00.

The salute to Indy has been a Southern California staple dating back to 1948 when Dempsey Wilson won the first one. From 1948 through 1990 the race was contested in all but five years. After legendary Ascot Park closed in 1990, the race was put on ice until The PAS opened in 1996. Since being reborn in 96’, the prestigious race has taken place each year except for 2008 when it was rained out.

Last year, Yorba Linda, California veteran Austin “The Big Game Hunter” Williams won the “Salute to Indy.” It was a popular win with the fans for the then 25-year-old as it was his first victory at the track he grew up at. To add significance to the win, 33-years earlier in 1983, Williams’ father, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rip Williams, won his first ever sprint car main event at the “Salute to Indy” at Ascot.

Austin Williams is the defending champion in the Salute to Indy. His father, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rip Williams, won the Salute to Indy in 1983. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Heading into this week’s race, five-time USAC/CRA Series champion Damion Gardner, a three-time “Salute to Indy” winner, sits on top of the championship point standings. The Concord, California based driver leads Brody Roa of Garden Grove, who was the series points leader at this time last year, by 34-points. 2012 “Salute to Indy” winner Mike Spencer of Temecula, who ended a long dry spell with a win three weeks ago at Ventura, is third in the championship standings. Anaheim’s Jake Swanson is fourth and is followed by the three Williams brothers, Cody, Austin and Logan.

After Saturday’s 30-lap main event, all the USAC/CRA drivers in the race will immediately stop on the front straight and fans will be allowed onto the track to get autographs and take photos. In addition, one youngster will be presented with an official winner’s plaque signed by the winning driver.

The PAS Young Gun & Senior Sprints and California Lightning Sprint Cars will also be part of the holiday weekend event. In the Young Guns, 14-year-old West Covina High student Joel Rayborne heads the point standings. He leads 19-year-old UCR Mechanical Engineering student Daniel Anderson by 8-points. Hannah Mayhew, a college student from Acton, is third.

In the Senior Sprints (drivers 40 and over) Richard McCormick of Ague Dulce and Palmdale’s Rick Hendrix are tied at the top of the standings. Fairbanks, Alaska racer Danny Parrish is third. There were also be two drivers making their first ever appearance in the Senior Class on Saturday. Apple Valley’s John Aden, a former First Division Speedway Motorcycle racer and promoter of Victorville’s Wheel2Wheel Raceway, will be making his initial appearance. He and the other Seniors will be joined by Oxnard’s Jimmy May who last raced a sprint car at Terre Haute, Indiana in 2004.

The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will be making its first of two appearances at The PAS this year. Through the first six races of the CLS season, four different drivers have posted wins. Coming into Saturday’s race, 2010 CLS champion Jarrett Kramer sits on top of the points. 2016 “Rookie of the Year” and recent San Diego State graduate Cody Nigh of Camarillo is second and is only 15-points behind Kramer. Lakewood’s Aiden Lange, who turned 18 on Monday is third in the standings.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $25.00. Seniors 65 and older get in for $20.00. Active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and gets age 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Advanced tickets for Saturday’s event are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=922994. For those who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Point Standings

1. Damion Gardner – Concord, CA – 325

2. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA – 291

3. Mike Spencer – Temecula, CA – 269

4. Jake Swanson – Anaheim, CA – 257

5. Cody Williams – Corona, CA – 221

6. Austin Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 220

7. Logan Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 203

8. Chris Gansen – Verdemont Heights – CA – 171

9. Richard Vander Weerd – Visalia, CA – 151

10. Tommy Malcolm – Corona, CA – 150

PAS Senior Sprint Point Standings

1. Richard McCormick – Agua Dulce, CA - 125

1. Rick Hendrix – Palmdale, CA - 125

3. Danny Parrish – Fairbanks, AK - 103

4. Ed Schwarz – Santa Fe Springs, CA - 102

5. Eddie Tafoya – Chino Hills, CA – 96

PAS Young Gun Sprint Car Point Standings

1. Joel Rayborne – West Covina, CA – 122

2. Daniel Anderson – Venice, CA- 114

3. Hannah Mayhew – Acton, CA – 107

4. Ariel Biggs – Hoquim, WA - 61

5. Gary Marshall Jr. – Pomona, CA - 55

California Lightning Sprints Championship Point Standings

1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley – 688

2. Cody Nigh – Camarillo – 673

3. Aiden Lange – Lakewood – 625

4. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita – 624

5. Eric Greco – Palmdale - 547

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

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 open wheel 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

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

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2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

May 27th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars, "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 3rd PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 24th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

July 1st 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS

LKQ PICK YOUR PART PRESENTS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

July 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 22rd USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns

July 29th LKQ PICK YOUR PART PRESENTS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

August 19th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 26th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars

September 2nd LKQ PICK YOUR PART PRESENTS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

September 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, Modifieds

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 7th - 15th Southern California Fair

October 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 28th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Schatz Picks Up a Pair of Top-Fives in Posse Country

TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Continues To Lead WoO Championship Standings

Dates: Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, May 17, 19-20, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Locations: Wednesday – Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania

Friday-Saturday – Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Winners: Wednesday –David Gravel of CJB Motorsports

Friday – Gravel of CJB Motorsports

Saturday – Shane Stewart of Larson/Marks Racing

TSR Results: Wednesday – Started 15th, Finished 4th/Running, completed 35 of 35 laps

Friday – Started 5th, Finished 2nd/Running, completed 25 of 25 laps

Saturday – Started 16th, Finished 14th/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 3,662 points, 50 ahead of second-place David Gravel)

Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team ventured into the hostile territory of Central Pennsylvania this past week and scored a pair of top-five finishes. Schatz charged from 15th to fourth in Wednesday’s Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottsown before racing from fifth to second in Friday night’s opener at Williams Grove Speedway in Medhanicsburg. The weekend concluded with a 14th-place finish in the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Saturday evening and a rainout halfway through Sunday’s Empire State Challenge event at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway.

Schatz led the Outlaws into the first of three battles with the Pennsylvania Posse following a victory behind the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J May 13 at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. In Wednesday’s Gettysburg Clash, the eight-time and reigning WoO champion and his team of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti fought their way back after qualifying 12th in their group and finishing fourth in their heat to storm through a stout field and scored their 17th top-five finish of the season. The team carried that momentum 30 minutes north two nights later and was a factor throughout the opening night of action at historic Williams Grove Speedway.

Schatz qualified second in his group and won the second heat race. After finishing fifth in the Craftsman Club Dash, the North Dakota native patiently waited for the track to come to him and he surged forward late and was closing on leader David Gravel when a caution flag took the leaders out of traffic. With five laps remaining, Schatz was hoping for five green-flag laps to finish the race, but another caution with two laps remaining thwarted his chances at victory.

The team was looking to build on Friday night’s results in Saturday’s Morgan Cup event. A late qualifying draw didn’t help its chances and Schatz would again be forced to climb his way into contention. He was one of only two drivers inside the top-20 to advance in his heat and started the 30-lap A-Feature from 16th. The Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team dealt with a different racing surface throughout the evening and Schatz was able to reach 11th by the 18th circuit, but he was shuffled back to 15th following a lap-21 restart. He would finish 14th. Sunday marked the return of the Outlaws to Upstate New York and Weedsport Speedway for the third consecutive May. Schatz was the victor the previous two and he was looking to make it a hat trick. He qualified 11th in the field of 29 cars and finished fourth the second heat race before rain started failing. The showers continued and forced WoO officials to reschedule the event for Oct. 15.

Through 26 of 92 races, Schatz continues to lead the championship standings with 3,662 points and has a 50-point advantage over Gravel. He tops the series in wins with nine and top-fives with 18 as the series continues a busy slate of May races that includes 12 stops.

Weekend Race Notes: • Wednesday’s run from 15th to fourth at Lincoln marked the fourth time in 2017 where Schatz advanced more than 10 positions in the A-Feature.

• Schatz qualified second in Friday’s program at Williams Grove Speedway. It was the fourth time this season he qualified in the second position. All four times he has finished inside the top-four (Gator Motorplex fourth, Sedalia first, Eldora fourth, and Williams Grove second).

• Friday’s finish was the third runner-up of the season for Schatz and 12th time in his career at Williams Grove.

Up Next: Schatz and the TSR team will continue the season’s first Eastern Swing with Tuesday night’s Jersey Outlaw Classic at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway. Schatz is a two-time winner at the D-shaped dirt oval, winning in 2001 and 2003. Friday night, the Outlaws will be the featured attraction of the Coca-Cola 600 weekend festivities in Charlotte as Schatz looks to continue his winning ways at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Last November, Schatz capped his eighth WoO championship by winning his ninth career WoO A-Feature at The Dirt Track. Memorial Day weekend concludes with the Outlaws making their annual stop at Lawrenceburg Speedway in southeast Indiana, where Schatz was victorious in 2013 and 2014.

 

 

DCRP Title Chases Continue on Sunday – Free Admission for Military Personnel

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 22, 2017) – Auto racing and the Memorial Day weekend have gone hand-in-hand in the United States for many years. As such, it is only fitting that championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park continues with a special Sunday night card this week.

And, to honor those that protect our nation, Sunday’s second Lewis Automotive Night of the season that goes green at 7:30 p.m. will offer free admission to Military personnel and their dependents. Military personnel simply need to show proper ID for free admission.

Sunday’s third round of title chase action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval will feature the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The initial two nights of competition at DCRP this season have filled the pits with 98 cars for the April 15 opener and then 102 cars on May 6.

Leading the way into Sunday’s action in their respective classes are Ty Williams (DCRP Sprint Cars), Cole Traugott (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Duane Wahrman (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

Williams (Arcadia, OK), Traugott (Woodward, OK) and Munoz (Lamar, CO) have each gone two-for-two through the opening two rounds of action while Kaup (Woodward, OK) missed out on a second consecutive win to open the season by just one position in the most recent event on May 6.

While Williams’ Sprint Car point lead is 14 points over defending champ Taylor Velasquez, Munoz’ Stock Car lead is at 17 points over another reigning champ in Michael Pepper and Traugott’s Modified lead is at 23 points over Clay Sellard, Wahrman holds a single-point advantage over Reagan Sellard while Kaup leads the way in Sport Mods by just 9 points over Brian Davidson.

Tickets for Sunday’s Lewis Automotive Night honoring the Military are just $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. A pair of bicycles will also be awarded to two fortunate children.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 total nights of racing action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-18. The complete 2017 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Faccinto Finishes Top Ten at Faria Memorial

INDIANAPOLIS (May 22, 2017) – Mitchell Faccinto finishes 6th at The Faria Memorial presented by J.D. Heiskell & Company at Thunderbowl Raceway with the King of the West/ North Auto Racing Club series. This is Faccinto’s 9th top ten of the season, and he is fresh off of a win last week at Keller Auto Speedway during KWS/NARC competition.

“We’ve had some good speed in the car, and are building on that,” Faccinto said. “I was able to get a win last weekend, so that helped out tremendously. I think we ran 7th here in April, so at least we’re going forward and getting consistent finishes. I have to thank Stan Greenberg, and all my guys that work on the car each week. They do a great job.”

Faccinto timed 10th fastest in hotlaps with a best lap time of 14.037 seconds. He would also qualify 10th in time trials with a lap time of 13.841 seconds. Faccinto started on the pole of his heat race, losing one spot to finish 2nd, yet, still qualifying for the Trophy Dash. Starting and finishing 9th in the dash would put Faccinto 9th on the starting grid for the feature. Faccinto would work is way around the track to be scored 6th at the finish line.

The Hanford, California driver is headed to Stockton Dirt Track May 27th for the fifth round of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour(SCCT). Faccinto finished 10th in SCCT competition at Petaluma Speedway.

Mitchell Faccinto and Stan Greenberg would like to thank the following sponsors: Western Metal Company, TSG Recycling, I.H. Greenberg, and Simpson Race Products.

 

 

Macedo Third at Faria Memorial

INDIANAPOLIS (May 22, 2017) – Carson Macedo scored his 8th podium finish of 2017, after finishing third at the Faria Memorial at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway over the weekend.

“We started 6th and were a little snug early in the race,” said Macedo. “After several laps the car kind of came to us, and just got better and better. Paul (Baines) did a great job setting it up for a late race run. There was a late race caution and we restated 4th. After that I was able to get to third. It was a solid night, but it sucks not winning. Tulare is always fun. The track was awesome! You could run the top and bottom, which makes for good racing.”

Macedo set Quick Time in qualifications with a lap time of 13. 438 seconds. He would start 4th in the heat race, moving up one spot to finish 3rd. Macedo started and finished 6th in the Trophy Dash awarding him the 6th place starting spot in the feature event. Rolling off 6th in the feature, Macedo worked his way up to a third-place finish behind Shane Golobic, who was second, and winner Kyle Hirst.

“We had to borrow an engine from Sean Dyson to run this weekend because ours are being worked on after a rough couple of races,” said Macedo. “That was pretty cool running up front with his motor in the Tarlton car, and being able to be competitive. It was a pretty seamless transition, so I want to thank Sean and Felicity Dyson again for letting us use it.”

Macedo has five nights of racing in six days on tap this week. He returns to the Midwest on May 24th for USAC non-wing competition at Terre Haute Action Track. Friday, he will be at Attica Raceway Park with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Macedo tackles Fremont Speedway Saturday, May 27th. Sunday, he’s back in action with the All Stas once again at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. Finally, Macedo heads to Lawrenceburg Speedway Monday, May 29th to race with the World of Outlaws Craftsman sprint cars.

Carson Macedo would like to thank the following personal sponsors: Shifty Illusions, Vaportail Clothing, Fiberworks Composites, Port of Subs Sandwiches, and Tarlton and Son Incorporated.

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors: Tarlton and Sons Incorporated, Elite Landscaping, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Allstar Performance, Executive Auto Sales, Bandy and Associates, and BG Oils and Lubricants.

 

 

Bernal Captures 50th Win Under USAC Banner at Thunderbowl Raceway

INDIANAPOLIS (May 22, 2017) – Saturday’s victory at Thunderbowl Raceway marks a milestone for Hollister, California native, Ryan Bernal, after capturing his 50th feature win under the USAC (United States Auto Club) banner.

“After 5 straight DNF’s (Did Not Finish) it felt good to get the monkey off my back,” said Bernal. “Getting a win at the Thunderbowl is hard enough, but it was cool that it also happened to be my 50th combined USAC win. The last several weeks have been tough, with just one rough finish after another, so we needed this win.”

Bernal’s full-time team, Phulps Motorsports, has been on hiatus to regroup and restructure. In the meantime, Bernal has filled those dates aboard the Josh Ford Motorsports (JFM) No.73 midget, non-wing sprint car, and winged sprint car.

“I’m pumped to get JFM another win,” said Bernal. “I’ve driven for them a lot, and I’m grateful they help me out when I need a ride. Josh, Keith, and Tom Ford are great people. Jimmy May is a good friend of mine, and I’m happy I got my 50th USAC win with these guys. They’re a fun group, and I’m glad they let me drive for them.”

Bernal qualified 10th with a lap time of 16.845 seconds. He would start on the pole of the heat race and win. Starting from the 9th position in the feature, Bernal would round turn four on the high side, taking the race lead as the white flag was displayed. Bernal would make one more circuit around the 3/8–mile to collect his 50th feature win with the United States Auto Club sanctioning body.

Bernal will be back in the Phulps Motorsports No.56 May 27th, at Stockton Dirt Track, for round five with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour series.

Ryan Bernal would like to thank the following sponsors: 4 Alarm Promotions, Smith Precision, DMI, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Breaks, STIDA.com, Keizer Wheels, and Bell Helmets

 

 

Rilat Scores NSA Series Win During Debut at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (May 22, 2017) - Travis Rilat recorded his first feature victory of the season last weekend when he made his season debut driving for Richard Saumure and his career debut competing at Electric City Speedway.

Rilat opened the NSA Series season-opening doubleheader on Friday by maneuvering from fifth to second place in a heat race. That earned a spot in the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 1 to start the main event on the pole during the Sprint Car Shootout.

"The start was a little messed up and we ran second the first few laps," he said. "We were racing hard for the lead and I ended up going around in turn two. I drove in too hard in the middle right through the slick and spun the thing around."

Rilat restarted at the back of the pack, but he rebounded to post a fifth-place result. It marked his fifth top five of the season and provided the team something to work on for Saturday's finale.

Rilat won a heat race from the pole position to lock into the feature redraw on Saturday. This time he pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We got the lead on the start and led the distance," he said. "I focused on getting through traffic as best as I could and hitting my marks. The track was really nice. The bottom was the fastest way, but you could maneuver where you needed to go. I think Casey Adams was the only car we didn't lap. We got Trever Kirkland, who ran third, with a couple of laps to go."

Rilat became the sixth different winner in the last seven NSA Series races dating back to last season. He has now recorded one win, four podiums and five top fives in his last five NSA Series events.

"Everything worked out as planned," he said. "It was great to be able to win the first weekend out this season with the No. 39c team and during my first weekend of racing at Electric City Speedway."

Rilat will return to action in his sprint car on June 13 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour before competing with the NSA Series on June 16-17 at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., for the Harvey Ostermiller Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 19 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 5 (1).

May 20 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

June 13 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and June 16-17 at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., for the Harvey Ostermiller Memorial with the NSA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Oilfield Technology

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

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

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

 

 

David and Rico Abreu set to host the Calistoga Speedway Boys and Girls Club Dirt Classic on Saturday June 24
Tony Stewart and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. geared up to tackle the half-mile

By Gary Thomas

Calistoga, CA – May 22, 2017…One of the biggest and most anticipated Winged Sprint Car events in recent memory at the famed Calistoga Speedway will take place on Saturday June 24 when the “Boys and Girls Club Dirt Classic” converges at the half-mile.

The prestigious showcase will be promoted by Napa Valley businessman and major racing supporter David Abreu, along with his son, two-time Chili Bowl Nationals champion Rico Abreu. The event features a double-dose of Winged Sprint Car racing on the card with both the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series in action.

In addition to that, three-time NASCAR premier series champion Tony Stewart and recent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will be in the field, as they do battle with Northern California’s top Winged Sprint Car pilots.

Stewart is no stranger to the half-mile, having captured a USAC Western Midget Series victory in 1994, although the June 24 event will be his first career Winged Sprint Car start at the facility. He also set the midget track record that same weekend and held it until the popular division made its return to the venue in 2008.

“I’m really looking forward to running the Calistoga Speedway since I haven’t raced there since 1994,” Stewart said. “I’m also excited to see all the improvements that have taken place at the track since the last time I’ve been there. Calistoga is definitely a beautiful setting for a dirt track and one of those destination venues.”

Stenhouse Jr. is fresh off his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win on May 7 at Talladega Superspeedway and the June 24 race will mark his first ever Calistoga Speedway start.

Along with wearing the promoter hat Rico Abreu will also be pulling double duty during the night, competing with both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360’s and the King of the West-NARC 410’s. The 25-year-old has claimed nine career victories at the Calistoga Speedway, including wins aboard a Winged Sprint Car, USAC Midget and a USAC Wingless Sprint Car. Abreu will certainly be one of the favorites on June 24 behind the wheel of his familiar Abreu Vineyard’s No. 24 sprinter.

“We are definitely looking forward to hosting the Calistoga Speedway Boys and Girls Club Dirt Classic,” commented Abreu. “Having Tony Stewart and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in competition will certainly be an exciting thing for all the fans in Nor-Cal. When you add in the fact that both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the King of the West Series will be racing it makes for a night you don’t want to miss. We hope everyone can make it out for the event and help pack the Calistoga stands for a good cause.”

The Calistoga Speedway Boys and Girls Club Dirt Classic will mark the first ever appearance for the new Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards at the track. The Winged 360 Sprint Car series has seen four night’s of racing thus far in 2017 with lots of fanfare and large car counts each night. The winner of the June 24 SCCT main event at the Napa County Fairgrounds based venue will also pocket a staggering $10,000.

Roseville’s Sean Becker currently sits atop the standings while driving the Menne Motorsports No. 75 machine. The numerous-time Northern California sprint car champion has also captured the last two Winged 360 Sprint Car events held at the half-mile and hopes to make it three in a row at the Calistoga Speedway Boys and Girls Club Dirt Classic. Paradise, CA’s Kyle Hirst, Roseville’s Willie Croft, Fremont’s Shane Golobic and Kingsburg’s Cory Eliason round out the top-five in points.

The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series has competed in five races so far this season, with Campbell’s Bud Kaeding currently leading the standings at the helm of the familiar Williams Motorsports Zero sprinter. Completing the top-five in points as of press time are Cory Eliason, Fresno’s Gio Scelzi, Hanford’s DJ Netto and Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid. Both Scelzi and Kofoid are just 15-years of age, showing the impressive youth movement that the series has seen this season.

Last year’s event in Calistoga saw a thrilling main event with Kaeding and Eliason battling for the win right down to the end, with Kaeding ultimately coming out on top for his third career victory at the speedway. Since the multitude of renovations were completed at the track in 2013, the last few King of the West-NARC events have provided some of the best Winged Sprint Car racing the track has ever seen.

Tickets are on sale for the Calistoga Speedway Boys and Girls Club Dirt Classic, with reserved seats $35 and general admission tickets $30. Juniors ages 6-12 will be $10 in general admission seating, while kids five and under are free. To order your seats contact (530) 663-3413. Ticket sale hours are 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.

Pit passes will be available the day of the race and cost $40. The front gate and pit gate will both open at noon, with the drivers meeting scheduled to take place at 3:45pm and cars on track at 4pm.

Stay tuned for further updates and announcements regarding the event.

The Calistoga Speedway is located on the scenic Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, California at 1435 North Oak Street and has been in existence since 1937.

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour travels East for Holiday Bonus Events

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

PST Media

(Malta, NY) After traveling to the farthest west track on PST schedule this past weekend, the tour now heads its farthest east in 2017 as the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will visit the Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday, May 26 and the Fonda Speedway on Saturday, May 27.

It will be the third time in series history that the Patriots will be visiting both Capital Region facilities. Last season at Albany Saratoga, the series returned there for the first time since 2009 when Jason Barney took the win. Last season, Jared Zimbardi scored the victory over Stewart Friesen and Cory Sparks. At the spring Fonda event, Friesen bounced back from the night before and picked up his fifth career tour win besting Danny Varin and Sparks. After an August rain out, the series returned the ‘Track of Champions’ in late September where it was New Jersey’s Davie Franek picking up the win over Sparks and Mark Smith.

A very stout field is expected both nights this weekend as several drivers from the M.E.M. sister series, the CRSA 305 Tour will be joining the PST competitors. This will be the only 360 Sprint Car event held at Albany Saratoga Speedway this season. Both shows are full point events and will be scored towards the 2017 PST-American Series Championship.

After three American Series events, Jared Zimbardi is the current point leader with 435 points. Steve Collins’ two podium finishes the last two races has slid him into second place with 410 points. Joe Trenca now sits in third with 402 points followed by Kyle Drum (374), and Darryl Ruggles (358) completing your top five.

This weekend’s Holiday Bonus events are brought to you by A-Verdi Storage Containers of Savannah, New York. A-Verdi provides a variety of on-site storage & office products for Residential, Construction, Special Event, and Commercial/Industrial customers. Secure extra space is made convenient because they stock an array of units for rent, lease or purchase and provide prompt on site delivery. A local family owned business right in Central New York, they understand the needs of their community and have the local knowledge and expertise to provide them with superior service. Call them today at 1-800-248-3734!

Fans are always encouraged to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com for up to date information. You can also LIKE Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

The 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour season is brought to you by; A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc, Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography, Fine Touch Collison.

PST American Tour Point Standings:

1)35- Jared Zimbardi (435) 2) 67- Steve Collins (410) 3) 98- Joe Trenca 4) 47-Kyle Drum (374) 5) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles (358) 6) 79- Jordan Thomas 7) 54j- David Just (337) 8) 81-Derek Jonathan (331) 9) 2- Steven Hutchinson Jr (327) 10) X- Dan Bennett (326) 11) 67r- Pete Richardson (326) 12) 17z- Josh Azzi (298)

PST History:

Albany Saratoga Speedway

5/8/09 - Jason Barney

5/27/16- Jared Zimbardi

Fonda Speedway:

5/28/16 – Stewart Friesen

9/22/16- Davie Franek

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma Teams with URSS Sunday Night at 81 Speedway!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – May 22, 2017 - The Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products will be back in action this Memorial Day Holiday weekend Sunday night (May 28) as they make their first ever appearance at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas in a co-sanctioned event with the Myers Racing Engines United Rebel Sprint Series.

This event will pay $1000 to win and $200 to start the night’s feature finale and both series will be a part of the tracks
“Sprint Car Maynia” which will host two other different sprint series.

Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens will come into the night with a slim eleven-point lead over inaugural series and IMCA national sprint car champion Andy Shouse. Shouse has won the previous two events while Martens has been winless thus far this season.

After picking up the season-opening victory back in March in Ardmore, Wichita Falls, Texas driver Chad Koch will come into the night third in points (-13) with fellow Wichita Falls resident Brandon Long fourth in the standings (-26).

Rounding out the top ten in the standings are Chris Kelly, Loyd Clevenger, Shayla Waddell, rookie contender Justin Fisk, Cody Whitworth and Joe Wood, Jr.

Also slated to make the trip up I-35 representing SSO include: Jerry Jumper, Brandon Anderson, Eric Mathews, Mike Scott, Kaden Taylor as well as rookies Dillon Laden, Steven Shebester and Cody Jarvis.

It has been a rough start to the 2017 race season for the Myers Racing Engines URSS as three events have been rained out to start their season. The series will be led by Quinter, Kansas driver IMCA national sprint car rookie of the year Zach Blurton, who won the series 2016 Colorado region. Drivers also representing URSS this weekend include Mike Peters, Ty Williams, Brian Herbert, Keefe Hemel, Steven Richardson, Jed Werner, Zach Blurton, Nate and Darren Berry, Tracey Hill, Lance Davis, J.D. Johnson, Ken Luters, Craig Jecha, John Webster and Aaron Ploussard.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Adult grandstand admission is just $15 for adults ages 12 and up, free for children ages 11 and under. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway and their new website www.race81speedway.com.

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma. More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007.

SSO officials would like to welcome Smiley’s Racing Products for becoming presenting partner with the series as they will be giving $1000 cash to the 2017 SSO champion.

The series would also like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Outlaw Wings, Keizer Wheels, Bishops Racing Products and Messmer Racing.

Current 2017 SSO Point Standings:
1) Jake Martens 149, 2) Andy Shouse 138, 3) Chad Koch 136, 4) Brandon Long 123, 5) Chris Kelly 121, 6) Loyd Clevenger 115, 7) Shayla Waddell 111, 8) Justin Fisk 101, 9) Cody Whitworth 98, 10) Joe Wood Jr. 95, 11) Jerry Jumper 80, 12) Steven Shebester 74, 13) Zach Blurton 69, 14) Michelle Melton 69, 15) Dillon Laden 63, 16) Brandon Anderson 60, 17) Justin Mowry 50, 18) Gary Owens 39, 19) Chase Smith 39, 20) Michael Day 38

 

 

Adjusted 2017 Sprint Series of Oklahoma Schedule!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – May 22, 2017 - With Mother Nature having claimed three events thus far this season, including this past Friday night (May 12) at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, there have been a couple of adjustments to the 2017 schedule for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.

Below is the remaining 2017 schedule for the SSO”

May 28 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas (w/URSS)

June 23 Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

June 24 Oklahoma Sports Park/Ada, Oklahoma

June 30 Red Dirt Raceway/Meeker, Oklahoma

July 22 Elk City Speedway/Elk City, Oklahoma

July 28 Wichita Speedway/Wichita Falls, Texas

Aug 5 Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

Aug 12 Enid Speedway/Enid, Oklahoma

Aug 18 Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

Aug 19 Lawton Speedway/Lawton, Oklahoma

Aug 27 Longdale Speedway/Longdale, Oklahoma (w/URSS)

Sept 15 Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma (w/SST)

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma. More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007.

SSO officials would like to welcome Smiley’s Racing Products for becoming presenting partner with the series as they will be giving $1000 cash to the 2017 SSO champion.

The series would also like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Outlaw Wings, Keizer Wheels, Bishops Racing Products and Messmer Racing.

 

 

Starks Makes Progress Throughout World of Outlaws Tripleheader in Central PA

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 22, 2017) - Trey Starks came out of a busy week in Central Pennsylvania with added confidence and comfort racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at two tough tracks.

"We didn't get the results we wanted, but it was nice to feel we could race and be competitive and not just roll around," he said.

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports opened the week last Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., where Starks qualified eighth quickest in his group to start the Gettysburg Clash.

"We had a pretty good qualifying effort that put us in a spot to transfer through to the main," he said. "We had some issues with the car in the heat race. The throttle was hanging halfway open and that made it pretty hard to drive. Then we were a little bit off in the Last Chance Showdown and ended up one spot out."

Starks placed ninth in a heat race before closing the night fifth in the Last Chance Showdown.

The team ventured to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday for the first night of the Morgan Cup. Starks timed in seventh in his group during qualifying before finishing seventh in a heat race.

"We qualified pretty good again," he said. "It was a pretty good heat race and we were just off with the car and I was off with my driving a bit. I couldn't stick the bottom and let some cars get by me. We made some pretty big changes for the Last Chance Showdown and ended up winning by a good amount. Our best time in the LCS right after the dash was almost two tenths faster than the dash times. We weren't quite as good in dirty air in the main event."

Starks won the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the back of the A Main. Unfortunately, a rear end failure ended the night early with a 20 th-place finish.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway. Starks qualified 18th quickest before he used a last-lap pass to secure the fifth-and-final lock-in position into the main event.

"We started out similar to where we ended on Friday," he said. "We went out early in qualifying and didn't have the time we wanted. In the heat race, in the last corner on the last lap, I made an aggressive move and ended up getting a transfer spot by about half a car length."

That started Starks on the inside of the 11th row for the main event.

"It's tough to race there in the back with dirty air," he said. "We were anywhere from 20th to 15th. We were swapping spots left and right. Restarts got pretty dicey at times. While we finished 19 th, the main thing is that I was a lot more comfortable racing at Williams Grove. It's a really unique track and it's tough to race at. You have to be really keen on the air on your car. The result wasn't what we wanted, but I was able to make some aggressive moves. It was definitely progress."

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports have a trio of events on tap for this weekend beginning on Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws before competing on Saturday and Sunday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Weikert Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 9 (4); B Main: 5 (5).

May 19 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 7 (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 20 (21).

May 20 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 19 (18).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Saturday and Sunday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Weikert Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beer Hill Gang

The Beer Hill Gang, which is made up of diehard sprint car fans in Central Pennsylvania, has participated in the "Adopt-A-Highway Program," organizes trash clean ups and sponsors various race teams, Hard Charger Awards and laps at the Tuscarora 50. The group is also a strong supporter of the Jeff Gordon's Kick-It Foundation that helps aid children's cancer research. For more information, visit http://www.BeerHillGang.net.

"The Beer Hill Gang is a big supporter of the Gobrecht Motorsports team," Starks said. "The way they've welcomed me into the state of Pennsylvania has been much appreciated."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Textron Off Road, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Herrera Heading to Colorado This Weekend After Top 10 at Lawton

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (May 22, 2017) - Johnny Herrera will head west this weekend for a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races in Colorado.

Herrera is slated to compete on Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan before racing on Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke. It will mark his career debut at both tracks.

"I was actually born in Denver," he said. "I remember the snow and being a kid there. I lived there until I was about 6-years-old. It's a lot greener and has more mountains than New Mexico where we moved to."

Herrera said he probably hasn't competed in Colorado since the mid-1990s with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, but is hopeful he will adapt to the new tracks quickly.

"It's no different than any other time we race," he said. "We'll try to compare it to other tracks we've been to and then make adjustments from there."

Herrera is coming off his 11th top-10 finish of the season last Saturday at Lawton Speedway, where he ended 10th at the ASCS Red River Region event.

"We haven't been real good lately, but I think we pinpointed an issue," he said. "We've been off a little at the regional races. We haven't been as good as we need to be. I haven't been able to pass cars. When it comes to the feature time, lately I have a hard time passing cars. My car just hasn't had a good balance. I can't move around very much. We made some adjustments on the race car that will hopefully help us out."

Herrera charged from seventh to fourth place in a heat race before advancing from 11th to 10th last Saturday.

In other news, Herrera is seeking a crew member for the remainder of this season as he competes full time on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Requirements include: must be available to travel, self-motivated and attentive to detail. Sprint car knowledge is preferred and pay is based on experience. Interested parties can email their qualifications and racing history to jherreraracing@aol.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 10 (11).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Excavating

Morton Excavating is an excavating business located in Coweta, Okla.

"Morton Excavating came on board early last year and has developed into a great friendship as well as a partnership," Herrera said. "It started out as me asking them to move some dirt for me and has turned into a friendship and at the same time Blaine and Kim came on board as a big supporter of our program."

Herrera would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, Competition Suspension Inc., Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Contends for Top Five Before Enduring Shoulder Injury

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (May 22, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi is recovering after a freak incident ended his night early last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi was running fifth in a Roth Motorsports entry late in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series event when his left shoulder popped out of its socket.

"I went into turn three and there was a big hole," he said. "I hit the hole wrong. It jerked the wheel and pulled the arm out of the socket. I ran four or five laps and couldn't hold on any longer."

Scelzi pulled in with seven laps remaining and was credited with an 18 th-place result. It dropped him to third in the championship standings - only 18 points out of the lead.

"It hurt pretty bad that night, but the pain is easing off," he said. "It's a bummer because we had a great night going."

Scelzi opened the event by qualifying third quickest. He then used a last-lap pass to place third in a heat race to advance into the dash.

"We qualified pretty good, which was good for points," he said. "We snuck in the dash on the last lap. I slid passed the guy on the bottom in turns one and two and then blocked the bottom in turns three and four."

Scelzi picked up a position to place third in the dash and start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"We were tight in the feature," he said. "I pulled the wheels off the ground on the start and fell back to fifth. I rode around there hoping for a yellow, but I didn't want to be the cause of it like we were."

Scelzi will take this weekend off before resuming competition on June 3 at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.

In other news, Scelzi recently had a unique video released highlighting his journey as he ascends through the ranks of racing. Here is a link to watch it: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0 .

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 18 (3).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

June 3 at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, which has more than 40 years of experience, specializes in fuel, oil and water connection systems within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"BMRS started helping us a couple of years ago," Scelzi said. "They build hands-down the best hoses and fuel lines. It's been a pleasure to have them part of our team."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Red Line Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Greg DeCaires and Miller Motorsports Return to Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sitting idle last weekend while the Placerville Speedway was invaded by the King of the West Series, Greg DeCaires and Dale Miller Motorsports got right back to their winning ways on Saturday night as the team picked up their second win of the 2017 season.

“I have a great crew and team behind me, and I can’t say enough about them,” Greg DeCaires said. “I fell back early, but I found the top to my liking and we were smooth and were fortunate enough to get back to victory lane.”

Lining up on the front row of the feature event alongside Mason Moore, DeCaires would fall back to second when the race came to life, and would eventually be back in the third spot when cautions slowed and stopped the race on the seventh lap.

On the restart, DeCaires would go to the top of the ¼ mile speedway to get around Jimmy Trulli to overtake the second spot on the ninth lap before another stoppage slowed the race on the 13th lap.

Back underway, DeCaires continued to rail the top as he was able to take the lead on the race’s 10th lap and never look back. While he rolled the top, Moore would continue to work the bottom but it was the veteran driver picking up his second win of the season aboard the RedHawk Casino/NAAKE Suspension/Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic entry.

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, a total of 25 sprint cars checked in for ‘Big Trophy Night’, and it was DeCaires setting the standard in time trials aboard the Thompson’s Auto Center/A.R.T. Speed Equipment/King Racing Products machine.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, DeCaires would race his way to the win making Saturday night’s win a clean sweep for the Dale Miller Motorsports team.

“Once I got settled down and regained my composure we got rolling pretty good,” DeCaires added. “We love racing at Placerville and always have a fun time with it.”

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Amerikote, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal & Fabrication, Vortex Wings, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, El Dorado Hills Landscape, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 4, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-3

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will again be in action at the Placerville Speedway on June 3rd

 

 

Liggett Lands on USAC West Coast Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking on the USAC West Coast 360 Series on Saturday night aboard the Austin Liggett Racing machine, Austin Liggett would patiently work his way forward and grab the final spot on the podium in Tulare, CA.

“You had to be patient on Saturday night, and I admittedly was not early in the race,” Liggett said. “We had a good car, and once I calmed down and starting hitting the bottom I was able to get us back on the podium.”

A total of 22 cars checked into Tulare, CA’s Thunderbowl Raceway for the USAC West Coast 360 Series’ portion of the Faria Memorial. Kicking his night off in time trials, Liggett would set the standard as he earned quick time honors aboard the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Lucas Oil No. 83 sprinter.

With a heat race inversion of four being the norm with the USAC West Coast 360 Series, the Tracy, CA driver would take the green flag from the second row in the night’s first heat race. Working his way up to second, Liggett would move into the feature event where he would grid the field from the sixth starting spot.

On an extremely slick Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Liggett would get a little to antsy early in the race as he would slip back to eighth spot. Calming himself down, Liggett would start to hit his marks on the bottom of the track as he began working his way forward through the field.

The slick surface saw most of the field work the bottom of the speedway and it would make passing tough as the race moved along. Continuing to show patience, Liggett would settle in nicely as he was able to run third on Saturday night to Ryan Bernal and Kyle Hirst.

“My Dad and brother-in-law, Landon Hurst, really gave me a great racecar on Saturday night,” Liggett said. “We have been running well with the USAC West Coast Series and I hope we can keep it up.”

Austin Liggett would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Lucas Oil, Tool Technology, Infinity Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-5, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: Liggett will now climb aboard the Brian Sperry Racing entry on Saturday night as the Hunt Series resumes action in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

Eliason Fourth at Thunderbowl Raceway with Antaya Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Cory Eliason and Antaya Motorsports are using consistency to fight for the 2017 King of the West Championship. Though a bit disappointed with the result after leading early, Eliason and team would still finish fourth at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

“It was an eventful night for the Antaya Motorsports team, and I have to thank my guys for working their butt’s off,” Eliason said “We timed in okay, and won our heat race, but we hurt and engine and had to change it before the Dash.”

Timing the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fuel Curve/Fire Protection Management, Inc. No. 20 machine in seventh fastest, Eliason would capitalize on a front row starting spot in his heat race.

With an engine going south, the Kingsburg, CA pilot was able to keep his challengers at bay as he grabbed the win and advanced into the Dash.

Able to make an engine swap prior to the Dash, Eliason would run second in the six-lap shootout and line up on the pole for the 30-lap feature event.

On a freshly prepared surface for the ‘A’, Eliason would jump on the throttle when the green lights flashed and take the early lead. Quickly opening up a sizeable lead, Eliason looked very strong out front as he chased after the rear of the field.

Getting into traffic at the race’s halfway point, Eliason would see his lead start to evaporate, as he would feel pressure from Kyle Hirst. Though Hirst would get him on the 18th lap, and he would fall back to third, Eliason would stay in a three-car battle for the top spot until the race’s lone caution flew on lap 23.

When the race picked back up, Eliason would fight with Carson Macedo for the third spot as the two drivers sliced and diced their way around the Thunderbowl racing wheel to wheel.

Losing the position, Eliason would end up finishing in the fourth spot.

“We had a good car, and led early but lapped traffic bit us a little during a pretty long green flag run,” Eliason added. “Unfortunately when you’re leading like that and get to traffic that could happen. Again, Thanks to Larry, TW, Skip, and all of these guys for their hard work.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 10, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 4, Top 10’s: 6

ON TAP: Antaya Motorsports will be idle this weekend before returning to action with the King of the West Series on June 3rd in Antioch, CA.

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

Mechanical Gremlins Slow Croft at Faria Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking to be in prime position to contend for his first King of the West win of the season on Saturday night, mechanical issues in the feature event would pester Willie Croft to finally pull off the track on the 23rd lap.

“It was kind of a bummer to have a good starting spot, but have something nag us during the feature event,” Croft said. “We think we know what the issue was, so hopefully we will be just fine when we get back to KWS action.”

Croft got off to a nice start on Saturday night in Tulare, CA as he timed the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 sprinter in eighth quickest during qualifying time trials.

Heat race action would see Croft hook up in an early battle with DJ Netto as they fought for the top spot on an extremely slick Thunderbowl Raceay surface. Holding on to second, Croft’s finish would move him into the six-lap Dash.

Grabbing the win, Croft would line up on the pole for the feature event as he looked to grab his second consecutive Faria Memorial feature event win.

Falling into the second spot when the race came to life, Croft would slowly lose positions as he struggled to make speed as he complained of issues under the hood of his car.

Trying to keep his wheels spinning to keep his engine running, Croft would continue to fight issues and finally pulled his machine back to the pit area on the 23rd lap when the race’s lone caution flew.

“It wasn’t a major issue by any means, but it just didn’t want to run and we kept losing spots,” Croft said. “I noticed it early in the night a little bit, but when it was so slick it wasn’t really a problem but after they re worked the track it became magnified in the ‘A’.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will get right back to racing this weekend as he set to travel to Stockton, CA on Saturday night with the SCCT.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Netto Third at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: During his first trip to Ocean Speedway on Friday night, DJ Netto would battle up front all night long as he finished in the third spot, before recording a hard fought ninth place finish with the KWS on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

“It was a pretty good weekend for our race team again,” Netto said. “We had some good speed on Friday with our 360, and on Saturday we were battling for a top-five but on the lone restart we kind of got forced up into the wall, and we limped home to a ninth place finish in the final few laps.”

With a 360 bolted into the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Van De Pol Enterprises backed No. 3c, Netto would kick his weekend off by timing in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Hanford, CA product would finish in the third spot in the Dash. All set for the 30-lap feature event, Netto would get the jump and lead the opening five laps before a caution would slow the pace.

Getting the jump on the restart, Netto would lead over Cory Eliason on a very hooked up track. Coming to complete the sixth lap, Netto would pull the front wheels off the ground in a big way and would fall back to the second spot.

Back in second, Netto would go from being hunted to the hunter as he set his sights on Eliason who had gotten away on the quick surface. Continuing to run in second, Netto would feel pressure from Tommy Tarlton in the closing laps. The two Central Valley drivers would fight for the second spot.

After a spirited battle, Netto would take the checkers with a third place finish.

Making his way to Tulare, CA on Saturday night for KWS action, Netto opened the night up with the 11th fastest lap in qualifying time trials.

Battling with Willie Croft in the opening laps of his heat race, Netto would get the better of his counterpart as he would grab the win and make his way to the Dash.

Finishing eighth in the Dash, Netto would line up in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event. On a reworked surface, the opening laps would see drivers patiently wait for the track to widen out.

With the first 23 laps clicking off with no stoppages, the action would heat up as the laps clicked on. Getting up to the seventh spot when the race’s lone caution flew, Netto would look to get a good restart and continue his charge forward.

When the race resumed, Netto would get forced up the track a little higher than he wanted and it would result in him bouncing hard off the turn one wall.

Losing a few spots, Netto would remain in the Top-10 as he limped home in the race’s final laps as he finished ninth.

“Saturday night we really got going around lap 15 and got up near the Top-five,” Netto added. “We just got out of sorts in turn one on the restart and lost some spots.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team will travel to Stockton, CA on Saturday night to battle with the SCCT before racing with the Civil War Series on Sunday night in Chico, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Tommy Tarlton Back Up Front at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- In two races so far this year, Tommy Tarlton as shown zero signs of rust. Winning at the Ocean Speedway a couple of weeks back, Tarlton returned to action on Friday night at pocketed a second place finish.

“It was another good night for our team,” Tommy Tarlton said. “It goes to show how hard these guys in the shop work with how fast these cars are each night we unload them.”

With 22 cars checked in at Ocean Speedway, Tarlton would time the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 machine in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.

On a hooked up Ocean Speedway surface, Tarlton would mash the throttle from the font row of his heat race, and simply leave the field in his tracks as he grabbed the win aboard the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates machine.

Finishing fifth in the Dash, the Easton, CA driver would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap affair. On an extremely hooked up and fast Ocean Speedway, passing would be at a premium in the opening laps.

Running in the fifth spot, Tarlton would get going as the laps clicked off. Able to get by Justin Sanders and Kurt Nelson to take over the third spot, Tarlton would set his sights on DJ Netto in the race’s closing laps.

Letting it all hang out, Tarlton with dispose of Netto after a quick battle for the second spot as he then set his sights on Cory Eliason. With the race just about over, Tarlton would have no time to attempt the track him down and took the second place finish.

“The track was fast, and I was able to push it hard in the final laps and make some moves,” he added. “Thanks to our partners for continuing to support this race team, and allowing us to have some great cars.”

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 2017 season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports is aiming to return to action on June 2nd at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Tough Trip to PA

PETERSEN MEDIA: In one of the toughest weekend swings of the season, Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team fought some struggles at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway.

“We just had some struggles at some point in the night all three nights set us back,” Paul McMahan said. “At times we were okay, but other times we’d put ourselves in too big of a hole to climb out of.”

Kicking the week against he PA Posse off on Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA, McMahan timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 machine in 20th fastest in his flight.

Struggling to get out of his heat race, the Nashville, TN driver would eventually get into the feature event by way of a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series provisional.

Lining up at the tail end of the field, McMahan would seem to have more speed in his machine though he was unable to get moving forward in bunches on a tough track. Though he kept a good pace for much of the race, McMahan would take the checkered flag in the 22nd spot.

Heading to Williams Grove on Friday night, another late draw would see McMahan end up 14th quickest in his qualifying flight, which placed him in the fourth row of his heat race.

Getting a good jump in his heat, McMahan would work his way up to the fifth and final transfer spot on the historic ½ mile facility, and put the All Star Performance/KSE Racing Products/FK Indy backed entry directly into the feature event.

Gridding the field from the 20th starting spot in the 25 lap feature event, McMahan would continue to race well as he was able to make up some ground in the course of the ‘A’. Battling with Jason Johnson, Dale Blaney, and Shane Stewart, McMahan would work his way up to 15th and the conclusion of the race.

Looking to better their result on Saturday night, McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team would be back for another night of action which kicked off with the team timing in 26th fastest in qualifying time trials.

From the fourth row of his heat race, McMahan would again get another great start and surge into a transfer position as the race came to life. Fighting hard to hold on to the spot, McMahan would bobble in turn four coming to the checkered and it would cost him the spot and force him into the semi.

Things would continue to go south for McMahan and company in the semi as contact would cause terminal damage to the No. 4 machine and their night would come to an end.

“It was a tough weekend, but the guys continued to fight all weekend,” McMahan added. “Sunday ended up raining out, but we got off to a pretty good start by timing in eighth and getting through our heat before the weather. We know we have the tools and the speed, it just needs to all come together for us.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-34, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be in action on Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway, Friday in Charlotte, NC, and on Monday in Lawrenceburg, IN.

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. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Swindell Tackling ASCS National Tour Doubleheader in Colorado This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (May 22, 2017) - Sammy Swindell is heading to Colorado this weekend for the first time in many years.

Swindell will drive for A.G. Rains this Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan and Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

"It's been a while," he said. "It's really scenic and it's different with the mountains. It was always a nice place to visit. One year Amy and I drove out early and we spent four or five days out there doing some things."

Swindell said he has won in a non-wing sprint car, midget and a winged sprint car in the state. He was victorious during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Rocky Mountain Speedway in Commerce City on July 4, 1995. He raced at that track several times and he competed with the World of Outlaws at Colorado National Speedway in Erie, Colo., a handful of times as well in the 1970s and 1980s.

"We first went out there in 1976 or 1977," he said. "It was non-wing stuff then. We won in the Bobby Davis car. I have a couple of midget wins, too. The first midget race I ever ran was out there and I won that."

The duo of Swindell and Rains, which has earned three top 10s this season, was scheduled to compete at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., last Saturday during the Hooker Hood Classic. However, the event was rained out for the second straight week.

"We made some changes and it's definitely going to be better," Swindell said. "I don't see any reason for us not to be back up there running up front. The new motor is done, which is almost the same as the one we were running last year. They made some improvements to the one we were running to make it closer to the one we raced with last year. A lot has been happening, but with all these rains outs we haven't been able to race."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rossie Feed & Grain

"Jon Black, who owns Rossie Feed & Grain, is a race fan we got to know and who has turned into a friend," Swindell said. "Rossie Feed & Grain has been with me since I went to the Big Game car and has been a part of our Chili Bowl team. We are very appreciative of Jon's support."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, CP Pistons, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Places 15th at Williams Grove Speedway During Morgan Cup

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (May 22, 2017) - Jason Sides set himself up for success last weekend throughout a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tripleheader in Central Pennsylvania.

Sides qualified well each night and he made all three main events. Unfortunately, his feature finishes didn't end as well.

"We just didn't capitalize," he said. "The goal was to get in the show and of course when you're starting mid-pack you want to at least stay there if I'm being realistic."

The action began last Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., where Sides qualified seventh quickest before advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the Gettysburg Clash main event.

"We ran the bottom too long," he said. "Everyone went to the top and I got slid a couple of times. I moved back to the bottom where I felt I had a shot at it and then they started going around me on the top. It's hard to go there once a year and feel like it's competitive."

Sides was battling around 15th when another competitor spun him out in the closing laps. He finished with a 24th-place result.

Circumstances were similar on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where Sides timed in 11th quickest in his group, placed sixth in a heat race and ended fourth in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the main event. He gained several positions before being turned around with only a few laps remaining.

"I felt pretty good and then late in the race someone got into the back of me," he said. "I hit the inside wall and it tore up some stuff."

Sides was credited with a 21st-place finish.

He returned to the famed half-mile oval on Saturday for the Morgan Cup, which began with Sides qualifying third quickest overall. He then won a heat race to make the dash. A sixth-place result lined Sides up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We were really good while we were racing, but the cautions didn't go my way," he said. "I'd lose a spot or two on the restarts. Once we got going we were fine. We wore the tires out and didn't have any grip on the restarts. If it would have stayed green longer we'd have finished better."

Sides raced in the top six for most of the race before two late restarts cost him several positions as he ended 15th.

"I couldn't hold the bottom anymore," he said. "I was hanging on that last five or 10 laps."

Sunday's Empire State Challenge at Weedsport Speedway was rained out following qualifying. It has been rescheduled for Oct. 15.

Sides is scheduled to compete this Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., for the Jersey Outlaw Classic and Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 24 (9).

May 19 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 21 (24).

May 20 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 15 (6).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 13 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., for the Jersey Outlaw Classic and Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Clean Seal, Inc.

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"Clean Seal came on board a couple years ago and we're excited to have them as part of our program," Sides said. "I want to say thanks to Bill Dawson and the entire team at Clean Seal. We look forward to future success together."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Venturing to Jackson and Knoxville This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (May 22, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports is slated to compete at a pair of familiar tracks this weekend.

The Muddy backed team will race at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday during the Danny Williams Memorial before venturing to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

Kerry Madsen guided the team to a victory during the lone visit to Jackson Motorplex earlier this month. This weekend's show also provides the final opportunity to test prior to the 39th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, which will be held at the half-mile oval June 1-3 with a stout $25,000 going to the winner of the finale.

"We felt really good the first time out at Jackson so hopefully we can build on that and go into the AGCO Jackson Nationals with as much momentum as possible," said Madsen, who leads the championship standings at the track.

Madsen has competed at Knoxville Raceway three times this season. He has set quick time during qualifying twice and has produced feature results of second, seventh and fourth, respectively.

"We've started each night really strong, but have struggled with the balance in the main event," he said. "Our focus is to continue improving so hopefully we can take another step forward this Saturday."

He ranks third in the championship standings.

Madsen was scheduled to compete last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway, but both shows were rained out.

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Danny Williams Memorial and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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81 Speedway Presents “Sprint Car Maynia” and Here is the Info!

Park City, Kansas – May 21, 2017 - It will be an all-sprint car Memorial Day holiday weekend Sunday night (May 29) as 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas will play host to three different classes of sprint cars, consisting four different racing series. A night full of “winged warriors” atop the three-eighths mile clay oval.

Among the series competing include the season-opener for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car series; the Ameri-Flex/Oil Capital Racing Series and the Myers Racing Engines United Rebel Sprint Series teaming with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.

As a race fan, you may be asking “So what are the differences in each sprint series?” Will here we will try to explain. Established as a regional racing series back in 1971, the Kansas-based NCRA began utilizing injected 360-ci rules back in 1992. Similar to that of the World of Outlaws in appearance, under the hood is the main difference. The NCRA 360-ci sprint car rules are utilized throughout the country and their rules are that of the Knoxville 360 Sprint Car Nationals held in Knoxville, Iowa every year. This event at 81 Speedway and all NCRA sanctioned events (unless otherwise noted) pays $2000 to win and $300 to start each night’s feature finale. Among the series regulars include defending champion Don Droud, Jr. from Lincoln, Nebraska, former five-time series champion C.J. Johnson, former two-time series champion Jeremy Campbell, former Hutchinson Grand Nationals champions Jon Freeman, Danny Wood and J.D. Johnson, Jeff Stasa, Danny Jennings, Forrest Southerland, Danny Jennings and Fred Mattox. Learn more about the NCRA sprint car series on their new website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

The Oil Capital ​Racing Series (OCRS) is a Tulsa Oklahoma based sprint car organization entering its 16th year of operation. The series features Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories as its title sponsor and conducts racing events throughout the southern plains. Today, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series is the second highest paying open wheel racing series in the region. The cars utilize a 360-ci carbureted motor with a 16 sq. ft. top wing. The top wing is smaller than you will see in most series as the rules are structured to unhook the cars thus putting the wheel more in the drivers hands. The cars must weigh 1500 lbs. with driver to compete in the series. This will be the first time OCRS has visited 81 Speedway since 2009 and will pay the standard $1500 to win. Among the touring regulars expected include Whit Gasteneau, Tim and Johnny Kent, Shane Sellers, Evan Sewell, Zach Chappell, Shayla Waddell, Sheldon Barksdale, Andrew Deal, Brian McClelland, Cameron Hagen and Joseph Miller. Learn more about the OCRS at www.ocrsracing.net and their facebook page: Oil Capital Racing Series.

The Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) was formed back in 2006 and it was it was prior to the 2016 race season when the series utilized the IMCA RaceSaver 305-ci sprint car rules package, complete with the same size wing as that of the NCRA. Drivers representing URSS include Mike Peters, Ty Williams, Brian Herbert, Keefe Hemel, Steven Richardson, Jed Werner, Zach Blurton, Nate and Darren Berry, Tracey Hill, Lance Davis, J.D. Johnson, Ken Luters, Craig Jecha, John Webster and Aaron Ploussard. The URSS will be joined by the second-year Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series. 81 Speedway will be the seventh different track to host the SSO and, like URSS, will be making their inaugural appearance at the speedway. Among the touring regulars expected include defending IMCA national sprint car and series champion Andy Shouse, Jake Martens, Joe Wood, Jr., Wichita Falls, Texas drivers Brandon Long and Chad Koch, Shayla Waddell, Loyd Clevenger, Cody Whitworth, Eric Mathews, Brandon Anderson, Mike Scott, Jerry Jumper, Dillon Laden, Justin Fisk and Cody Jarvis. This event will pay $1000 to win and $200 to start. Information on the URSS can be found on their official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com and their facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series. To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma, check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Adult grandstand admission is just $15 each night for adults ages 12 and up, free for children ages 11 and under. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway and their new website www.race81speedway.com.

 

 

Bergman Earns Fourth-Place Finish at Lawton With ASCS Red River Region

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (May 22, 2017) - Seth Bergman posted his sixth top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Lawton Speedway during an ASCS Red River Region event.

Bergman opened the night by charging from fifth to win a heat race. That made him the high points driver and earned a spot in the feature redraw. Unfortunately, Bergman pulled the highest number - eight - to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"We did what we needed to do in the heat race by moving forward and winning," he said. "We had a really strong car and we had a good car in the main event, too. It's just hard to start that far back when there's a few other national drivers there starting in front of you."

Bergman maneuvered from eighth to fourth place in the main event, giving him back-to-back fourth-place finishes and three top fives in his last four races.

The team will take that momentum into a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader in Colorado this weekend. Bergman will make his debut in the state on Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan before competing on Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke.

"We always enjoy going to new tracks and having the opportunity to build our fan base," he said. "The goal is to start off strong each night by moving forward in the heat race to make the feature redraw and then hopefully we can draw a good number to start near the front of each main event."

Bergman enters this weekend ranked sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. However, he is only 70 points out of second place.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and Sunday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Sprint Cars, Modifieds and Stock Cars on Deck for Danny Williams Memorial This Friday at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 22, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex will feature five different divisions of race cars this Friday night during the 4th annual Danny Williams Memorial presented by Peterbilt of Sioux Falls.

A $3,500 top prize is up for grabs in the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store class and the winner of the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods main event will receive $1,000. The Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks are also competing.

Friday night will also showcase the DeBerg Concrete 410 Challenge, in which any driver who starts the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store main event further back than eighth and finishes in the top three will receive bonus money.

Kerry Madsen (410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store), Mat Hollerich (Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods), Kaleb Johnson (Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints), Dan Paplow (Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods) and Justin Luinenburg (Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks) have each visited Victory Lane this season at Jackson Motorplex.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors ages 62 and older and $10 for students ages 13 to 18. Children ages 12 and younger get in free. Pit passes are $30.

For fans unable to attend the event, Speed Shift TV will showcase live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

The night is in memory of longtime fan Danny Williams, who spent a lot of time in the 1980s and 1990s working on race cars. He passed away in September of 2013.

UP NEXT -

Friday for the 4th annual Danny Williams Memorial presented by Peterbilt of Sioux Falls featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Wheatley Records First Career Win at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (May 22, 2017) - Austen Wheatley captured his first career victory at Grays Harbor Raceway last Saturday.

The triumph gives him two wins this season, which marks the first time in his career achieving that feat.

"We've won two races and had three DNFs in our five races this year so if we can clean up the DNFs we'll be stellar," he said. "Doug Rutz gives me a great opportunity so it feels great to win races."

The action began last Saturday with Wheatley setting quick time during qualifying, which happened for the third time this season while driving for Rutz.

"We were third quickest in hot laps," he said. "I was middle of the field to go out in qualifying and we laid down a great lap. Then I took my time in the heat race to make it through for the feature inversion."

Wheatley finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race to qualify for the feature inversion.

"I drew the zero pill so that gave me the pole for the main event," he said. "The track was really dusty with the preferred line on the bottom. It was silty and sandy if you got off the bottom. That's where lapped traffic was sketchy. I wasn't going to get off the bottom. I got held up in traffic at the end, but knew it'd be tough for anyone to pass on the outside."

Wheatley led all 25 laps to garner the victory. He has now won at all three major dirt tracks in his home state of Washington.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Downforce Designs

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

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Astro Titanium, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Almost Three Dozen Midgets Tabbed to Tackle 2nd annual Midget Round Up This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (May 22, 2017) - Nearly three dozen midget drivers are expected to compete this weekend during the 2 nd annual Midget Round Up.

Officials with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association projected at least 25 drivers are committed while the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series expects at least 10 competitors to tackle Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., this Saturday and Sunday when the TBJ Promotions event pays $2,000 to win each night.

"We anticipate a great field of competitors are venturing to the 2 nd annual Midget Round Up," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "It is shaping up to be a spectacular event that fans won't want to miss."

Lance Bennett, Luke Icke, Zach Merritt, Zac Taylor, Greg Schaefer, Keith Rauch, Troy Simpson, Ryan Oerter, Paul Babich, Tony Rossi, Dustin Weiland, Mark Hamilton, Patrick Bourke, Mark Bensenberg, Steve Estrada, Bob Harr, Chris Sheil, Carson Garrett, Ashely Oerter, Bobby Gorczyca, Collin Rinehart, Randy Oerter, Brent Rees, Robert Dalby, Glen Waterland, Steven Shebester, Grady Chandler, Cannon McIntosh, Wesley Smith, Kory Schudy, Matt Moore, Michelle Decker, Hunter Fischer, Noah Key and Zane Hendricks are names of drivers officials with both series sent over with a few additional possibilities.

Additionally, a stout field of drivers are expected to compete in the non-wing micro sprints, which race for $1,000 to win each night, as well as with the Colorado Lightning Sprints. The front gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. each night.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

Several special events are on tap this Friday when meet and greets featuring drivers and race cars will be held at Jax Sports Grille, Burtis Motors, Peerless Tires, Oil Alley and Chappel Liquor from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Following the meet and greets, the drivers and teams will converge at Jax Sports Grille for a pre-race party. Fans are invited to the meet and greets as well as the pre-race party.

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 ninth year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event this year is the 2nd annual Midget Round Up, which is May 27-28 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Lawton Triumph!

(Bill W) May 22, 2017 – While most of the country fell to Mother Nature, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team were racking up another win. This one came at Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma in ASCS Red River competition. The win came with most of the National tour cars in attendance. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Series is scheduled to hit two Colorado venues this weekend. On Saturday, the El Paso County Raceway in Calhan hosts, and Sunday, the series moves on to Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke.

The team was looking to get back on the winning track after reeling off the first five victories of the year with the National series. “We wanted to try some things there, and the things I wanted to try…I left at the shop like an idiot,” says Sam. “We changed a few things trying to learn some stuff, but mostly, we were back to the basics.”

Sam started third in his heat. “We were able to get up to second early,” he says. “We started running through the middle and making that work. Everything had been run on the bottom before that. We got a caution with two to go, and we were able to get by Danny Smith on the restart to win that.”

Things were a little unconventional at the redraw for the feature. “Wayne Johnson drew me the pole for me, so that was nice,” says Sam. “He wanted me to draw for him and him for me, so that worked out. I drew him the six. I told him he was giving all his good luck to me!”

Sam says that was a key to his win. “That was definitely helpful. They went out a sprinkled the track. Then they sprinkled right on the cushion quite a few times. The top was really good in one and two, and then in three and four, you could really run all over.”

He would chase outside front row starter, John Carney II early on. “With the top being good, John got the lead, and he set a pretty good pace,” says Sam. “He got away from me a little bit early, and we started reeling him in about lap ten. We got into lapped traffic, and we were able to pounce and get the lead.”

Sam held out on one last restart and shot to his sixth win of the year. “We may not have been at our best, but we worked traffic well,” he says. “We were pretty sharp in traffic, and I think that was the key.”

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STEWART EARNS FIRST CAREER VICTORY AT THE GROVE MOORESVILLE, N.C.

 (MAY 22, 2017) - The Larson Marks Racing team and Shane Stewart raced back-to-back nights at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., and capped the big weekend by scoring their first win of the season.

On Friday night at the Grove, Stewart qualified fifth in the first flight of time trials and finished fifth in the opening heat race. He started the 25-lap feature event from the 17th position and quickly gained two spots before the first caution was displayed on Lap 3. After another caution with two laps remaining, Stewart restarted 15th and gained two more positions in the closing laps to finish 13th.

The following night, the Bixby, Okla., native was the eighth-fastest qualifier for the night and finished second in Heat 4 to transfer into the Craftsman Club Dash. As a result of the eight pill being drawn for the inversion, Stewart started on the pole of the six-lap dash and led every lap to earn his fifth Craftsman Club Dash victory for the season.

Stewart started the 30-lap Morgan Cup feature event from the pole positon, but wasn't able to get the jump on the start and maintained the second spot for the first third of the race. The pilot of the LMR No. 2 began to close in on the leader and captured the lead just as the caution was displayed on Lap 11. Stewart restarted from the outside of the front row and stole the lead on the ensuing restart. He survived two more restarts and possessed a two-second lead when he finally crossed the finish line. The win was the team's first victory of the season and Stewart's first career victory at the historic half-mile track.

"You don't even know what it means to me to finally get here in Victory Lane at Williams Grove," said Stewart. "I know the East Coast isn't always kind to me, but I am very happy and I'm going to cherish this win. I can't thank Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] enough for giving me this opportunity and the guys for providing such a great car tonight."

Sunday's Empire State Challenge was rained out after two heat races and has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 15.

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Tuesday, May 23 at New Egypt Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: May 19, 2017 QUALIFYING GROUP 1: 5th HEAT RACE: 5th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 17th FEATURE FINISH: 13th

TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: May 20, 2017 QUALIFYING: 8th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 1st DASH FINISH: 1st FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 1st FEATURE FINISH: 1st

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 27 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVES: 6 TOP-10s: 16 SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

URSS Rebels Ready for RPM Speedway - 81 Speedway Double Header

The United Rebel Sprint Series will hit the ground running with a double header weekend at one of the driver’s favorite tracks and a trip to one of the regions most storied tracks. All eyes will be on the Rebels as the points season begins with trips to two lightning fast 3/8’s ovals.

Saturday night the URSS Series heads to RPM Speedway in Hays, Kansas for the first of three appearances in the 2017 season. The Kansas Region date is a make-up for the April 29th race in which Mother Nature claimed victory. Last season the URSS held three races at the 3/8’s mile oval with Luke Cranston winning the opener Dodge City’s Brian Herbert sweeping the Wheatshocker Nationals weekend to mark off the annual classic off of his bucket list.

Look for this race to draw a stout field of racers from the Kansas Region along with racers from Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma to kick off the weekend. Joining the URSS Sprints will be the IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Hobbies, Sport Compacts and the Crazy Cruisers. Pit gate will open at 4pm, GA at 5pm, and the green flag waves at 7pm. For more information, photos, point standings, race results and schedules visit https://www.facebook.com/rollingplainsmotor.speedway

Sunday night the URSS makes its way back to C.Ray Hall’s 81 Speedway in Wichita Kansas for “Sprint Car Maynia.” The URSS series will hook up with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma for a national point event with a $1,000 to win/$200 to start A-Main co-sanctioned show. Look for a stout field of racers from both sanctions as Ty Williams, who has two wins in Dodge City, IMCA Racesaver National Champion Andy Shouse, IMCA Racesaver Rookie of the Year Zach Blurton along with a host of veteran racers and young guns from both the URSS and SSO will battle it out for URSS and IMCA Points at the fast 3/8’s mile high banked oval.

Joining the URSS/SSO Sprints will be the OCRS Sprint Series as well as the NCRA 360 Sprint Cars division for three outstanding Sprint Car shows. Gates will open at 5:00 PM and racing will start at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults; kids ages 12 and under admitted free.

If you can’t make it to the track this weekend you can listen to the racing action live on www.RacinBoys.com Just click the URSS link on the RacinBoys website to access the live feed with Kyler Fetters bringing you all of the racing action. For all of your informational needs visit the United Rebel Sprint Series on Facebook or check out the Official URSS website at www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com for schedule updates, rules, race recaps, driver info and much more.

The United Rebel Sprint Series – “Having More Fun Than the Law Should Allow!”

 

 

BACK TO BACK MSCS EVENTS ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Haubstadt, IN - May 22, 2017 - Preparation is already underway for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series to be racing in back to back events on Memorial Day Weekend. Racing on Saturday evening May 27th will be at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The series will be racing again on Sunday night May 28th at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. The weekend schedule provides the perfect solution for anyone who enjoys traveling to race tracks on holiday weekends. Non-wing sprint car racing on the dirt continues to provide very exciting events and has become a tradition in Indiana. Both of these racing programs will be capped off with features that pay $2,500 to win. With two top winning performances, a driver could collect $5,000. This is the first of only three weekends during the 2017 season that MSCS will conduct back to back racing events on the same weekend. It will happen again on the July 1st and 2nd holiday weekend and for a final time on August 11th and 12th. At Saturday night’s MSCS “ Memorial Weekend Special” at Putnamville the grandstands will open at 4:30 P.M. with warm ups and group qualifying beginning at 6 P.M. Racing begins at 7 P.M. Eastern Time. On Sunday night MSCS will compete in the “Memorial Weekend Classic” at Haubstadt. Warm ups and group qualifying begin at 6 P.M. and racing will follow at 7:30 P.M. Tri-State Speedway is located in the Central Time zone. ______________________________

Carson Short has assumed the lead in MSCS points as the series heads to Putnamville. He is the third different points leader this season. He leads 3 time MSCS Champion Brady Short by just 4 points. This is the third consecutive season that Carson has been a strong challenger to win the series championship. Brandon Morin, Kyle Cummins, and Dakota Jackson make up the remainder of the top five in MSCS points. Brandon Mattox leads the second five including Jarett Andretti, Chet Williams, Max McGhee, and James Lyerla. Ben Knight currently leads the rookie drivers as they compete to become the MSCS Rookie of the Year. Sprint car racing and great dirt track racing remain synonymous. MSCS has held three features so far in 2017. Thomas Meseraull, Chris Windom, and Carson Short have a win each. Short won his first career MSCS feature May 13th at Tri-State Speedway. There have not been any repeat winners as yet. It was Meseraull who won the Memorial Weekend event at LPS in both 2016 and 2015. Chase Stockon won the Classic at Tri-State last season and Brady Short was the victor there in an outstanding 2015 season. ______________________________

The race will be on when the green flag drops both nights! This season MSCS has introduced the practice of using double file restarts. The decision was made in an attempt to provide fans with an even more exciting program. Restarts now provide added opportunities for racers who are working the field to improve on a finish. However it is the leader who has the option to choose an inside or outside first row starting position.

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

 

 

Stockton Dirt Track up next for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – May 22, 2017…Fresh off a month-long break the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is eager to get back in action and resume the championship battle this Saturday May 27 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds based Stockton Dirt Track.

The Memorial Day weekend extravaganza is the first of three season visits to the centrally located facility that opened in 2013. The tour will return to Stockton for the Jimmy Sills Classic on Sunday July 2 and the Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend opener on Friday November 3.

This Saturday’s outing marks the fifth round of competition and will be held in conjunction with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards. It certainly makes for one can’t miss night of open wheel dirt track racing over the holiday weekend.

“We’re excited to have the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour at the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday,” commented track promoter Tony Noceti. “When you add in the wingless sprints and the winged sprint cars I think it gives fans the best show possible. Memorial Day weekend is a great time for racing, so we invite everyone to come out and spend your Saturday with us in Stockton.”

Santa Rosa’s Klint Simpson has been the hottest driver so far in 2017 while driving Dave Johnson’s familiar No. 32 sprinter. The defending C&H Hunt Wingless Tour champion has captured the last two series events in Placerville and Petaluma respectively and will be looking to make it three-in-a-row at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday.

Simpson is currently in a dead-heat atop the standings though with Tracy’s Austin Liggett, who captured victory on March 11 at Silver Dollar Speedway. Liggett claimed a pair of wins at the Stockton Dirt Track in 2015 and getting another one on Saturday would help catapult him to the top of the points. Casey McClain is coming off an impressive run on April 15 in Placerville and ranks third going into Stockton.

Troy Degaton and Terry Schank Jr. round out the top-five in the standings. Schank last season was victorious at the Stockton Dirt Track’s Salute to LeRoy Van Conett in July. Completing the top-10 in points going into round five are Zachary Kavert, Angelique Bell, Brent Steck, Thomas Leiby and Dan Hayes.

Additional drivers expected to tackle the Stockton Dirt Track over Memorial Day weekend will include round one winner Cody Spencer, along with Kalib Henry, Buddy Kofoid, Chris Kerr, Matt Streeter, Adam and Jim Christian, Scott Hall, Shayna Sylvia, Barry Pries Jr., Gary Paulson, Ryan Souza, Tim Sherman Jr., William Fatu and more.

The front gate at the Stockton Dirt Track will open at 4pm this Saturday May 27, with cars on track at 5pm and racing to follow. All seating is general admission during the night with adult tickets $20, kids 5 to 10 will be $10 and four and under are free.

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. For information on the speedway visit http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

Pit Stop USA A-main winners in 2017: Cody Spencer (February 25 Marysville Raceway), Austin Liggett (March 11 Silver Dollar Speedway), Klint Simpson (April 1 Petaluma Speedway), Klint Simpson (Placerville Speedway April 15)

Information on the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc

C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, West Coast Race Parts, LRB Inc., SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.

Upcoming C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour events-

Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track Saturday June 10: Petaluma Speedway Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic)

 

 

Up to Speed: Memorial Day Weekend 'Super Spectacle' featuring Novelis Supermodifieds, ISMA Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS On Tap at Oswego Saturday, May 27

OSWEGO, NY (May 22, 2017) - For the third consecutive season, the Memorial Day Weekend Port City 160 'Super Spectacle' featuring Novelis Supermodifieds, ISMA Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS returns to Oswego Speedway this Saturday, May 27.

In a very unique event, Saturday's action is the only time this season that you can see both the non-wing and winged Supermodifieds on the same surface, on the same night. This weekend's racing will also feature the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 for Supermodifieds, the Jack Murphy Memorial 50 for ISMA Supermodifieds and the Tony White Memorial 35 for Pathfinder Bank SBS.

To add to the excitement, the Jack Murphy Memorial will also serve as the eighth 'King of Wings IX' for ISMA Supermodifieds, with that show moving from its familiar July date up to May.

With championship battles already heating up after Opening Night on May 13, this weekend, Otto Sitterly joins the likes of Michael Barnes, Dave Danzer, Tim Snyder and more, chasing his Nicotra Racing teammate Dave Shullick Jr. for the Novelis Supermodified points lead.

Sitterly has won the Jim Shampine Memorial seven times, more than any other driver in Oswego Speedway history while Danzer was last year's winner in dominating fashion. Dan Connors, Jeff Abold, Joe Gosek, Dave Gruel, Michael Muldoon, Brandon Bellinger, Keith Shampine, and more will join the list of drivers looking to taste the Memorial Day Weekend glory in Saturday's 75-lapper.

On the winged (ISMA) Supermodified, side of the ball, Sitterly has also been declared King of Wings champion. While Otto will not be behind the wheel of an ISMA machine this weekend, Mike Lichty sure will and with two King of Wings crowns, Lichty leads the very evened out list of winners. Charlie Schultz won the inaugural King of Wings event back in 2010.

Last season, Trent Stephens earned his first King of Wings championship in a surprising, head turning charge to the front of the pack. Bobby Bond, Dave Gruel and Dave Shullick Jr. are the other three drivers to pull the trick and wear the infamous cape and crown.

Saturday opens a brand new season for the International Supermodified Association, with defending champion Shullick, his rival Lichty, and ISMA regulars Timmy Jedrzejek, Mark Sammut, Mike Ordway Jr, Ben Seitz, Moe Lilje, Dan Bowes, Danny Shirey, Dave McKnight, Tim Ice, Kyle Edwards, Chris Perley, Robbie Summers, Jim Paller, Alison Cumens, Dave Duggan, Justin Belfiore, Jamie Timmons, Talon Stephens, Jason Spaulding and more all expected to answer the call come Saturday afternoon at the Steel Palace. Don't be surprised if Cumens becomes the first 'Queen of Wings.'

You'll also want to watch for regular non-wing competitors such as Shullick, Snyder, Danzer, and McKnight to do the double this weekend, running in both the Jim Shampine and Jack Murphy Memorials as a tune up for the first winged event of the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified racing next Saturday, June 3 at the Lancaster Speedway.

Lichty has also won the Jack Murphy Memorial more than anybody else, but Perley was the first winner back in 2013. Fans will also recall Mark Sammut's final lap, final corner pass to win the 2015 running of the tribute event for the legendary driver of the shamrock No. 6.

The Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35 has also had a history of being one of the most competitive SBS shows of any given Oswego Speedway season and 2016 was no exception to that as Mark Castiglia held off hard chargers Kreig Heroth, Anthony Losurdo, Dave Cliff and Jack Patrick for his first Memorial Day Weekend victory.

Previous Tony White Memorial champions include Chris Proud, Dave Gruel, Cliff, Steve Abt, Mike Bond, Cameron Rowe, Jason Simmons, Andrew Schartner and Losurdo and most of those drivers will be in action this weekend.

After a huge Opening Night win in the debut of his father's homebuilt Schartner Racing Chassis, Andrew Schartner is just one point behind current SBS points leader Dave Cliff and weekly contenders Russ Brown, Camden Proud and Kreig Heroth are all right behind him.

Throw in Mike Bond, who is at the bottom of the points race right now following mechanical issues last weekend plus veterans Jack Patrick, Matt Magner, Dalton Doyle, Jesse Bearup, Cameron Rowe, Mike Bruce, Barry Kingsley, and many more and the Tony White Memorial is anyone's race.

WHAT: Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Conrete featuring the ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial 'King of Wings IX' 50, the Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial 75, and the Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35.

WHEN: Saturday May 27, at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY. Pit gates will open at 11:30 a.m., grandstands at 1:30 p.m., hot laps at 1:30 p.m., time trials at 4 p.m., racing at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Oswego Speedway is located at 300 East Albany St. in Oswego, NY

TICKETS: Padded reserved seats $40, general admission $35, Pit Passes $40, VIP $90. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 342-0646. Kids 16 and under are free with paid adult. Active military are free with proper ID.

ON THE INTERNET: Oswego Speedway – www.oswegospeedway.com Twitter – @OswegoSpeedway Facebook – facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway YouTube – OswegoSpeedwayOnline Live Updates can be seen on Twitter, Facebook, as well as the Oswego Speedway website

ABOUT THE TRACK: Oswego Speedway is a semi-banked 5/8 mile paved oval. The non-wing Novelis Supermodified track record is held by Joey Payne with a time of 15.802 seconds at 142.397 mph, established on August 29, 2014. The wing Supermodified track record is 14.730 seconds at 152.749 mph, set by Mike Lichty on May 28th, 2016. The official SBS track record is held by Russ Brown with a lap of 18.504 seconds at 121.595 mph set on September 2, 2016.

Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial Champions:

1991 – Bentley Warren

1992 – Doug Didero

1993 – Pat Abold

1994 – Cliff Graves

1995 – Ed Bellinger Jr.

1996 – Doug Didero

1997 – Doug Didero

1998 – Ed Bellinger Jr.

1999 – Bob Goutermout

2000 – Greg Furlong

2001 – Mike Ordway

2002 – Mike Ordway

2003 – RAIN

2004 – Craig Rayvals

2005 – Greg Furlong

2006 – Otto Sitterly

2007 – Randy Ritskes

2008 – Greg Furlong

2009 – Otto Sitterly

2010 – Otto Sitterly

2011 – Randy Ritskes

2012 – Otto Sitterly

2013 – Otto Sitterly

2014 - Otto Sitterly

2015 - Otto Sitterly

2016 - David Danzer

ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial Champions:

2013: Chris Perley 2014: Mike Lichty 2015: Mark Sammut 2016: Mike Lichty

ISMA Supermodified King of Wings Champions:

2009 – Charlie Schultz

2010 – Bob Bond

2011 – Mike Lichty

2012 – Dave Gruel

2013 – Mike Lichty

2014 – Dave Shullick Jr.

2015 – Otto Sitterly

2016 - Trent Stephens

Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial Champions:

2006 - Chris Proud

2007 - David Gruel

2008 - Dave Cliff

2009 - David Gruel

2010 - Steve Abt

2011 - Mike Bond

2012 - Cameron Rowe

2013 - Jason Simmons

2014 - Andrew Schartner

2015 - Anthony Losurdo

2016 - Mark Castiglia

2017 Oswego Speedway - Novelis - Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO Supermodified Driver's Championship POS. ## DRIVER PTS. 1 2 DJ SHULLICK* 119 2 68 MICHAEL BARNES 111 3 7 OTTO SITTERLY 108 4 52 DAVE DANZER 96 5 0 TIM SNYDER 90 6 DAN CONNORS 86 7 JEFF ABOLD 86 8 JOE GOSEK 83 9 MICHAEL MULDOON 80 10 LOU LEVEA JR 79 11 BRANDON BELLINGER 79 12 KEITH SHAMPINE 77 13 LOGAN RAYVALS 76 14 JOEY PAYNE 74 15 DAVE GRUEL 71 16 HAL LATULIP 65 17 DAVE MCKNIGHT 60

Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year POS. ## DRIVER PTS. 1 94 LOGAN RAYVALS 76

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger Award DATE ## DRIVER May 13th 0 TIM SNYDER

Supermodified Top5 Finishes Top5's ## DRIVER 1 6 DJ SHULLICK 1 68 MICHAEL BARNES 1 7 OTTO SITTERLY 1 52 DAVE DANZER 1 0 TIM SNYDER

Supermodified Top10 Finishes Top10's ## DRIVER 1 6 DJ SHULLICK 1 68 MICHAEL BARNES 1 7 OTTO SITTERLY 1 52 DAVE DANZER 1 0 TIM SNYDER 1 01 DAN CONNORS 1 05 JEFF ABOLD 1 83 LOU LEVEA JR. 1 94 LOGAN RAYVALS 1 15 MICHAEL MULDOON

2017 Oswego Speedway - Pathfinder Bank- Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO Small Block Supermodified Driver's Championship POS. ## DRIVER PTS. 1 50 DAVE CLIFF 114 2 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER 113 3 13 RUSS BROWN 111 4 54 CAMDEN PROUD 99 5 04 KREIG HEROTH 96 6 9 JACK PATRICK 93 7 87 MATT MAGNER 90 8 01 DALTON DOYLE 85 9 37 JESSE BEARUP 83 10 91 BARRY KINGSLEY 78 11 99 DENNIS RUPERT 75 12 77 CAMERON ROWE 74 13 88 BRAD HAYNES 73 14 90 GREG O’CONNOR 71 15 22 MIKE BRUCE 69 16 89 ANTHONY PISA 65 17 23 CAMERON BLACK 64 18 74 MIKE BOND 60 19 15 JAMES BABCOCK 40 Pathfinder Bank SBS Rookie of the Year POS. ## DRIVER PTS. 1 89 ANTHONY PISA 65

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger Award DATE ## DRIVER May 13th 13 RUSS BROWN

Small Block Super Top 5 Finishes Top5's ## DRIVER 1 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER 1 50 DAVE CLIFF 1 13 RUSS BROWN 1 54 CAMDEN PROUD 1 04 KREIG HEROTH

Small Block Super Top10 Finishes Top10's ## DRIVER 1 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER 1 50 DAVE CLIFF 1 13 RUSS BROWN 1 54 CAMDEN PROUD 1 04 KREIG HEROTH 1 87 MATT MAGNER 1 9 JACK PATRICK 1 37 JESSE BEARUP 1 01 DALTON DOYLE 1 91 BARRY KINGSLEY

UP NEXT at Oswego:

Saturday, June 10th – Burke's Home Center and A&P Auto Parts Novelis Supermodified Twin 35's PLUS Autograph Night

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the Oswego Speedway page at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Remarkable Car Set to Make History Thursday at Hoosier Hundred

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff

(Indianapolis May 20, 2017)-Much is and has been written about racing drivers and their exploits over the last century plus. However, journalists and historians alike sometimes overlook the other tangibles that help winning drivers get into victory lane. In horse racing it is the mount that gets the lion’s share of the publicity and sometimes the jockey, no matter how successful takes second stage. In auto racing the driver gets the biggest share of the attention while the mount that takes him to victory lane sometimes takes a backseat.

While Kody Swanson is getting attention for his shot at tying Al Unser’s remarkable record of winning four consecutive Hoosier Hundred races at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, overlooked perhaps is the possibility that his mount, a Maxim chassis also has a shot at history.

When Swanson joined forces with Bob Hampshire and Ralph DePalma in 2014 the team prepared a black framed Maxim (headquartered in Springfield, Illinois) chassis complete with snow white body panels and the familiar red number 63 for the Kingsburg, California driver. Legendary Jack Hewitt, a three-time winner of the Hoosier Hundred, piloted a similarly painted Stanton Chassis during the mid-80’s for Hampshire winning two Silver Crown titles in the process and nearly all of the events on the 1986 schedule.

The team clicked immediately with Swanson winning at Terre Haute and the Indy Mile among their 5 victories in 2014, with three more wins on the clay coming in 2015 and Swanson’s second consecutive Silver Crown title to boot. Last season the Maxim carried Kody to his third consecutive Hoosier Hundred victory. Together the pair have 9 Silver Crown victories on the dirt.

Which car are they chasing one might ask? None other than a 1969 Grant King creation that carried two of the most iconic paint schemes in auto racing. This car made its debut with the newly formed (for 1969) Vel’s-Parnelli Jones Racing Team at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in August with Al Unser at the wheel. Two weeks later the pair won their first 100-mile dirt race at DuQuoin and followed that up with another 100-mile victory at Sacramento.

Getting a dark blue coat of paint over the winter with lightning bolt trim, the now “Johnny Lightning” dirt car was unbeatable in 1970 winning all 5 of the dirt races including the September Hoosier Hundred. Carrying the number 1 in 1971 the car was entered only twice on the dirt but won the Hoosier Hundred again.

Sporting a roll cage and the red and white Viceroy colors for 1973 Al Unser and the dirt car won Springfield and the Hoosier Hundred to capture the 1972 Silver Crown title. Racing against a newer sister car piloted by Mario Andretti, the car won its fourth consecutive Hoosier Hundred in 1973. The car won at Syracuse in July of 1974 but was badly damaged in an accident at Sedalia in August. It returned for DuQuoin and nearly won a fifth consecutive Hoosier Hundred in September finishing a close second to Jackie Howerton.

The 1974 Hoosier Hundred was the car’s last race. It was taken off the track and kept in the same condition over the years and has been parked at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway museum as part of the Parnelli Jones collection, pockmarks and all. In 20 starts over six seasons the 1969 Grant King built car won 12 times.

Kody Swanson’s car has a chance to equal the four consecutive Hoosier Hundred races that Al Unser’s 1969 Grant King car won. Nearly 40 drivers are entered for Thursday’s event, the largest anticipated car count for the race since 2005 and you can get in on the action with a special discount price.* USAC and Track Enterprises have teamed up to present a Superticket for admission to three of its upcoming marquee events – the “Tony Hulman Classic,” the “Hoosier Hundred” and the “Carb Night Classic” on May 24-25-26 – leading up to the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.

The 2017 Hoosier Hundred takes place May 25 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.* Practice is slated to begin at 5 p.m. with qualifications after 6.* Tickets can be obtained by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200.*

 

 

81 Speedway Plays Host to All-NCRA Divisions Memorial Day Weekend!

Park City, Kansas – May 21, 2017 - It will be an all NCRA Memorial Day weekend as 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas plays hosts to three National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products on Saturday night, May 27. Then on Sunday night (May 28), the track will play host to “Sprint Car Maynia,” an event that will feature three different classes, highlighted by the season opener for the NCRA sprint car division.

Saturday night’s program will consist of the series modified, mod-lite and crate late model divisions with race action getting underway at 7:00 PM. It will be race number two on the 2017 race season for the NCRA modifieds and the season-opener for the series crate late model and mod-lite divisions.

It will be an ‘all sprint car Sunday night’ at the track on Sunday night featuring the season opener for the NCRA sprint car series. Also on the race card will be the Oklahoma-based Ameri-Flex/Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS) sprints and the Kansas-based Myers Racing Engines United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) teaming up with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. Race action gets underway at 7:00 PM.

Adult grandstand admission is just $15 each night for adults ages 12 and up, free for children ages 11 and under. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway and their new website www.race81speedway.com.

 

 

Afternoon rains force Fremont Speedway to cancel

FREMONT, Ohio – Just before the gates were going to swing open the skies opened up forcing Fremont Speedway to cancel racing for Saturday, May 20.

“We got too much rain in a short period of time. We tried to wait it out and unfortunately with the rain we received yesterday combined with the rain today was just too much,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, May 27 for the second installment of the North verses South battle pitting the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics against the Ohio Sprint Car Series. The feature winner will take home $5,000 on Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating Night. The first race in the co-sanctioned North verses South battle at Atomic Speedway was won by Brandon Wimmer with the OSCS. The FAST competitors hope to even the score.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks and the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models will also be in action.

For more information about Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

 

 

Double Header Weekend Next Up at 34 Raceway

by Brian Neal West Burlington, Iowa (Saturday, May 20, 2017) - Rains over night Friday and Saturday morning have forced the officials at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa to cancel Saturday nights May 20th weekly races. This will now set up a double header weekend, with action being held both Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th.

First up on Saturday, May 27th will be Fleck Sales Fan Appreciation Night, with all adult, seniors, and student grandstand admission only $5. As always kids 10 & under are FREE! Pit passes will be $25. In action on the night will be the WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, and Sonny's Market 4-Cylinders.

The pit gates on Saturday will open at 4:30 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:15 PM, and racing at 7 PM.

Then on Sunday, May 28th the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will make there second stop of the season at the track, as the season opener was held back on April 1st. Thirty-three teams signed in back then, with Austin McCarl claiming the win. Joining the Sprint Invaders on Sunday will be the IMRA Midgets, Sunoco Fuels Mod Lites, Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks, Vintage Sprints, and Vintage Super Modifieds. Track points will be awarded in the IMRA Midgets and Mod Lites.

Some of the drivers expected are Jon Agan, Josh Schneiderman, Ryan Jamison, Tanner Gebhardt, Jamie Ball, Jarrod Schneiderman, John Greenwood, Nate VanHaaften, Cody Wehrle, Brayden Gaylord, Ben Wagoner, Harold Pohren, John Schulz, Justin Buchholz, Rob Weuve, Dave Getchell, and many more.

Pit gates on Sunday will open at 4 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:15 PM, and racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission will be $18 for adults and seniors (60+), students will be $12, and kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $35.

For more information about 34 Raceway you can visit the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, like them of Facebook, or download their new AP on your cell phone.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Walker Scores Maiden Podium

Youngster Callum Walker reached a new career highlight on Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, when he managed to claim his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race podium result.

It’s been an encouraging end to the 2016-17 season for the 18-year-old apprentice sign writer, who has completed the full season at Archerfield Speedway, along with making cameo appearances at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Queensland and Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway (NSW), having consistently qualified for feature races and shown good pace, particularly in his previous outings.

Getting the season off to a positive start at the Brisbane venue, Walker qualified on pole position for the feature race by virtue of winning the Dash in only his second outing of the season. He then went on to lead the opening 10 laps, before slipping back while amongst lapped traffic in the final stages and greeting the chequered flag in seventh. Earlier that night, he had impressively topped the time sheets in qualifying.

Once again proving his front-running speed later in the season at Archerfield Speedway, Walker qualified second, lined up on the outside of the front row for the feature race, and was looking likely to stay there, up until a steering failure in the closing stages of the race dashed his podium hopes.

Qualifying up towards the front of the feature-race field yet again on Saturday night at Archerfield Speedway, Walker had recorded his fastest ever personal lap around Archerfield with an 11.461 second lap during the Dash. Being able to quickly work his way forward into fourth from his outside third row starting position, Walker was in a prime position to capitalise on the late-race engine failure of third-placed Peter Lack, whose retirement ultimately secured the final podium place for Walker. As one would expect, he was thrilled to achieve his new career highlight.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have finally made it to the podium for the first time,” expressed the Cornubia, Queensland-based racer.

“I’ve had a bit of bad luck in race meetings at various stages this season, which we’ve learned a lot from, but, as a small family team, we’ve been working very hard over the past season, and it’s great to finally be rewarded with a podium.

“This result is definitely a great confidence boost for the whole team and me, so hopefully we’re able to build on our consistency and carry this form into next season.”

The Walker family have a long association with the sport of speedway, with Callum being a third generation racer, with his pop Ray Christoffel being the inaugural Australian Litre Sprintcar Champion back in 1982, his dad, Murray, previously raced Sprintcars in 1990s for a handful of seasons, and his uncle Clayton racing Sprintcars and Speedcars throughout the 1990s and well into the 2000s.

Having commenced his own competitive racing career with nine years of go karting on the tar circuits at both a national and international level, Walker made the decision to try his hand at dirt track racing and step into Sprintcars after completing an encouraging test run, which saw him immediately bitten by the speedway bug.

Making his Sprintcar debut towards the end of the 2014-15 season aboard a Maxim car at the tender age of 16, Walker contested around five shows, which was highlighted by a heat-race win. He completed his first full season in the class in the following season (2015-16) and picking up a number of top-10 feature-race finishes.

Purchasing a new Kaeding Performance Maxim for this season, Walker has certainly come into his own towards the latter end of this season, and he hopes to continue building on his form to hopefully achieve consistent front-running pace.

The 2017-18 season plans for Walker are to contest a similar schedule at Archerfield Speedway, along with venturing to Valvoline Raceway to contest selected shows, in order to gain more experience and improve.

For his next appearance, Walker will head to Maryborough Speedway this Saturday night, followed by his final 2016-17 season hit out, which will take place at Archerfield Speedway on the Saturday night of May 27.

Walker would like to thank the following 2016-17 season sponsors for their continued support: Cylinder Head Warehouse and All Engine Parts Australia. He would also like to give special thanks to Murray (dad), Nonie (mum), Chase (sister), Glenno Inglis - SprintShack, Scott Inglis - Inglis Racing Engines, Brad Hilder - BHR, Phil Young - Gp Performance, along with Jakob Law, Andrew and Josh.

To find out more about Walker and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Callum Walker #33.

 

 

Atomic Speedway, Ohio Sprint Car Series, Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week each to enforce random drug testing

Contact: Brad McCown Bam0074@yahoo.com

CHILLICOTHE, OH (May 20, 2017) - In an effort to increase safety standards amongst racers, Brad McCown, promoter of Atomic Speedway, Ohio Sprint Car Series and Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week, will now enforce random drug testing during mentioned events in 2017. Competitors chosen to be evaluated will be notified on the day of any given event. If the competitor is proven to be impaired, immediate action will be taken at the promoter’s discretion, or Series officials’ discretion.

“Maintaining safety is the bottom line,” Brad McCown explained. “We not only want to keep all of our competitors safe, but we also want to assure the safety of our track crew and track officials, as well as the safety of those sitting in the stands. Driving impaired will not be tolerated. With that said, I am confident this new rule will not deter any of the competitors associated with Atomic Speedway, OSCS and Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week, as I am sure all abide by such standards, anyhow.”

Atomic Speedway will continue its 2017 season with Mod Mayhem and Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating competition on Saturday evening, May 20. The OSCS visit to the Chillicothe area venue will be the last until June 3, officially closing out the month of May with a trip to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, May 27.

Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week presented by Octane Race Products will activate on Thursday, July 20, at the Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio.

Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at the all-new www.atomicspeedway.net.

 

 

Tristen Spiers To Contest For Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Rookie Of The Year; Driving For Joey And Sarah Moore In 2017

By Ben Deatherage

Adrian, Oregon- After running full time last season with the King of the Wings series teenager Tristen Spiers is committed to running the entire 2017 Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars schedule. The Adrian, Oregon native will be behind the wheel of the YMC Heating and Cooling/Bardahl Lubricants & Additives #8 Hurricane for Boise, Idaho car owners Joey and Sarah Moore. Saturday, May 20th, will be his first ever appearance at the paved track at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg.

“I grew up watching the NSRA when my dad’s cars were running,” said Tristen, “the only experience I have at Roseburg is a push to fire when Joey was driving for my dad.”

Tristen is no stranger to the facility’s Kage Kart track during the winter time. In fact, he managed to win against some extremely tough competition in January. Spiers will no doubt be a driver to watch against the toughest paved Sprint Car pilots in the Pacific Northwest.

Pit Gates open at Noon, Front Gates 4:00 PM, Qualifying is expected to get started around 4:30, and Racing begins at 5:41. For more information log on to www.douglascountyspeedway.com.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars by visiting the series website at http://www.nsraracing.com. Also check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com or @royal_purple.

2017 Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Schedule: May 20th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, OR-Rick Brown “Super Shoe”

June 2nd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup

June 3rd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup

July 29th-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA-Rory Price Memorial

August 11th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup

August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup

September 14th-Magic Valley Speedway-Twin Falls, ID (with King of the Wings)

September 15th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings)

September 16th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings)

Former Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Champions: 1991- Allen Goetz 1992- Allen Goetz 1993- Allen Goetz 1994- Myron Gemmer 1995- Rick Brown 1996- Rick Brown 1997- Trevor Montgomery 1998- Trevor Montgomery 1999- Trevor Montgomery 2000- Trevor Montgomery 2001- Craig Deaver 2002- Rick Brown 2003- Pat Bliss 2004- Rick Brown 2005- Rick Brown 2006- Jeff Montgomery 2007- Andy Alberding 2008- Matt Hein 2009- Matt Hein 2010- Andy Alberding 2011- Sierra Jackson 2012- Andy Alberding 2013- Andy Alberding 2014- Matt Hein 2015- Matt Hein 2016- Matt Hein

Former Rick Brown Super Shoe Winners:

2008- Rick Brown

2009- No Race

2010- Sierra Jackson

2011- Johnny Giesler

2012- Johnny Giesler

2013- Rick Brown

2014- Sierra Jackson

2015- Matt Hein

2016- Matt Hein

 

 

Matt Hein Looking Forward To Returning Home To DCS; Aims For Record Sixth Career Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Title

By Ben Deatherage Roseburg, Oregon- In the last handful of years if there’s been a tidal wave of dominance by one single driver with the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars and there is no doubt that Matt Hein has been that guy. Hein has won five championships with the series, including the past three consecutive, and has hoisted the trophy at practically every major paved Sprint Car race in the Pacific Northwest. On Saturday, May 20th, he and the Autolite Spark Plugs/Fram Filters/Coastline West Insulation/Cam Cat Tractors/Independent Motor Rebuilders/Long’s Building Supply/Oregon Tool & Supply of Roseburg and Coos Bay/Double R Powdercoating/Green Butte Vineyards/DVH Racing/Tsunami Concepts #98H Beast will return to Douglas County Speedway in his native Roseburg, Oregon for the Rick Brown Super Shoe. He has won the last two Super Shoes.

“It’s going to be so good to be back in front of all the fans and my family and put on a race for them,” said Hein, “we’ve had a fair amount of success the last few times we’ve been to Roseburg so we hope we can get the win Saturday.”

It will mark the first occasion since 2015 that Hein and team have competed at DCS. With a stacked field of competitors expected to run with the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars in 2017 it appears that this will be a season to remember. If he manages to capture the championship it will be for a record sixth time breaking the tie with Rick Brown and himself.

Pit Gates open at Noon, Front Gates 4:00 PM, Qualifying is expected to get started around 4:30, and Racing begins at 5:41. For more information log on to www.douglascountyspeedway.com.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars by visiting the series website at http://www.nsraracing.com. Also check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com or @royal_purple.

2017 Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Schedule: May 20th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, OR-Rick Brown “Super Shoe” June 2nd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup June 3rd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup July 29th-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA-Rory Price Memorial August 11th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup September 14th-Magic Valley Speedway-Twin Falls, ID (with King of the Wings) September 15th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings) September 16th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings)

Former Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Champions: 1991- Allen Goetz 1992- Allen Goetz 1993- Allen Goetz 1994- Myron Gemmer 1995- Rick Brown 1996- Rick Brown 1997- Trevor Montgomery 1998- Trevor Montgomery 1999- Trevor Montgomery 2000- Trevor Montgomery 2001- Craig Deaver 2002- Rick Brown 2003- Pat Bliss 2004- Rick Brown 2005- Rick Brown 2006- Jeff Montgomery 2007- Andy Alberding 2008- Matt Hein 2009- Matt Hein 2010- Andy Alberding 2011- Sierra Jackson 2012- Andy Alberding 2013- Andy Alberding 2014- Matt Hein 2015- Matt Hein 2016- Matt Hein

Former Rick Brown Super Shoe Winners: 2008- Rick Brown 2009- No Race 2010- Sierra Jackson 2011- Johnny Giesler 2012- Johnny Giesler 2013- Rick Brown 2014- Sierra Jackson 2015- Matt Hein 2016- Matt Hein

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 18

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 638; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 543; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 482; 4. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 459; 5. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 439; 6. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 401; 7. Jeb Ses­sums, Burleson, Texas, 400; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 351; 9. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 332; 10. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 330; 11. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, and Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, both 322; 13. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 304; 14. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 302; 15. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 296; 16. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 278; 17. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 270; 18. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 266; 19. J.D. Fry, Arlington, Texas, 251; 20. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 242.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 216; 2. Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 193; 3. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 190; 4. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 188; 5. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 179; 6. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 167; 7. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Ca­lif., 164; 8. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 159; 9. Mike Stallings, Sanger, Calif., 147; 10. Jesse Mack, Visalia, Calif., 146.

Colorado – 1. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 74; 2. Buddy Tubbs, Colorado Springs, Colo., Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., each 73; 5. Austin McLean, Love­land, Colo., 72; 6. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wy., 70; 7. Ryan Oerter, Calhan, Colo., 67; 8. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 66; 9. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 37; 10. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 33.

Indiana – 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 40; 2. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 37; 3. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 36; 4. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 35; 5. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 34; 6. John Wolfarth, Boonville, Ind., 32; 7. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 31; 8. Joey Parker, Plain­field, Ind., 30; 9. Kevin Champoux, Indianapolis, Ind., 29; 10. Aaron Carlson, Linden, Ind., 28.

Iowa ­­– 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 116; 2. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 115; 3. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 108; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 106; 5. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 100; 6. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 99; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 94; 8. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 91; 9. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 89; 10. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, 72.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 114; 2. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 110; 3. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., and Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, both 107; 5. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., 70; 6. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 68; 7. Asa Lee Williamson, Pineville, La., and Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, both 67; 9. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 61; 10. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 40.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 114; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 101; 3. Jer­emy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 100; 4. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 96; 5. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 79; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., and Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., both 71; 8. Karlee Block, Belle Plaine, Minn., 65; 9. Dalyn Cody, Prior Lake, Minn., 48; 10. Brady Forbrook, Morgan, Minn., 38.

Nebraska – 1. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 187; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 179; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 178; 4. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 168; 5. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 165; 6. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 156; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., and Jason Danley, Lin­coln, Neb., both 150; 9. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 148; 10. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 142.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 40; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 39; 3. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 38; 4. Mark Bitner, Columbus, N.J., 37; 5. David C. Brown Jr., Aston, Pa., 36; 6. Joe Kay, Pipersville, Pa., 35; 7. Stefanie Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 34; 8. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 33; 9. Jamie Kostic, Woolwich Township, N.J., 32; 10. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, New Jersey, 31.

New York – 1. Brett Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 113; 2. Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., 101; 3. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 100; 4. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., 93; 5. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 90; 6. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 74; 7. Michael Kiser, Cooper­stown, N.Y., 21.

Ohio – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 79; 2. Cale Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio, 75; 3. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 74; 4. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 71; 5. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 68; 6. Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, 67; 7. Hunter Lynch, Ostrander, Ohio, 65; 8. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 63; 9. Dilan Allagree, South Salem, Ohio, and Joseph Allagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, both 62.

Oklahoma – 1. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 111; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 110; 3. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 101; 4. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, 90; 5. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 86; 6. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 85; 7. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 76; 8. Justin Fisk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 71; 9. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 69; 10. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 66.

Pennsylvania ­– 1. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 302; 2. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 296; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 270; 4. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 237; 5. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 221; 6. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 220; 7. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 204; 8. Stephanie Stevens Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 190; 9. Mark Watkins, McConnellsburg, Pa., 186; 10. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 183.

South Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 40; 2. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 39; 3. Danny Jones, Concord, N.C., 38; 4. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 37; 5. David William Duke II, Sumter, S.C., 36; 6. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 35; 7. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., 34; 8. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 33; 9. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 32; 10. David Thorman, Greenville, S.C., 31.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 599; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 503; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 458; 4. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 439; 5. Justin Fifield, Mes­quite, Texas, 426; 6. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 400; 7. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 389; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 351; 9. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 322; 10. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 304.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 152; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 148; 3. An­thony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 145; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 136; 5. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 134; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 72; 7. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 71; 8. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 68; 9. Joshua J. Perreault, Madison, Va., 65; 10. Brian Lawson, Orange, Va., 60.

 

 

IMCA Racesaver Sprint Cars Added to Front Row Challenge Lineup!

(Bill W) May 18, 2017 – IMCA Racesaver Sprint Cars have been added to the lineup at the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Monday, August 7. The Racesavers will join the headlining 410 sprints on the car. Their feature will pay $750 to win, and in “Front Row Challenge fashion”, there will be more contingencies for heat and feature winners!

The winner of this year’s Front Row Challenge will again bank $20,000, one of the highest one-day payouts in the country! In addition to the big payday, this year’s winner will be awarded a golden ticket to both the Dirt Classic Ohio event at Attica Raceway Park September 1 and 2 and the “Dirt Classic 4”, held Saturday, September 23 at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.

The race is known for its contingencies, awarded to all heat winners, B winner and various other promotions throughout the night. Returning in 2017 will be the Keith Hutton/TK Concrete “King of the Hill” Match Race. It will not only pay $1,000 to the winner, but determine the pole-sitter for the $20,000 to win main event! The “King of the Hill” Match Races are popular with sprint car fans around the world, and pit the top eight qualifiers through the heats in one-on-one two-lap match races.

Who will take home the $20,000 paycheck and the championship belt that goes with it? You have to be there to find out!

To purchase tickets or if you have questions, call 515 957-0020 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

Front Row Challenge Winners

1996 Night 1 Travis Cram

1996 Night 2 Terry McCarl

1997 Rain

1998 Tyler Walker

1999 Jac Haudenschild

2000 Jeff Shepard

2001 Lance Dewease

2002 Tyler Walker (2)

2003 Lance Dewease (2)

2004 Jeff Shepard (2)

2005 Danny Lasoski

2006 Kenny Jacobs

2007 Rob Chaney

2008 Daryn Pittman

2009 Sammy Swindell

2010 Sammy Swindell (2)

2011 Sammy Swindell (3)

2012 Daryn Pittman (2)

2013 Brian Brown

2014 Brian Brown (2)

2015 Brad Sweet

2016 Daryn Pittman (3)

 

 

Jason Martin #36 Continues Top 5 Streak

Thursday May 11th Lakeside Speedway Kansas City, KS Heat Race 2nd to 3rd, Feature 16th to 22nd(DNF)
Saturday May 13th Eagle Raceway Eagle, NE Heat Race 8th to 4th, Feature 15th to 5th.

Jason Martin and the BM Motorsports team finished the weekend with another hard charging performance at Eagle Raceway on Saturday. After a drive from 8th to the final transfer of 4th in the heat race, Martin felt confident in the race car his team had provided.
“Man I tell you what, Aaron Allgood and Kaleb Gaines have really given me a fast race car ever since we’ve unloaded in March”, Martin said. Come feature time, the challenge of facing the point average inversion makes it exciting for the fans. “As a driver, I don’t mind the inversion because it makes a guy sit up on the wheel and make thing happen. It is a little frustrating at times, as there might be fast drivers and cars that have had some bad luck a night or two and their average is junk, so they get the advantage of starting up on the front couple rows,” Martin said. Martin pushed his Eagle Chassis and Myers Racing Engine to the limit, getting to the top 5 by lap 18. During the last 5 laps, the fans were treated to a race between the top 5 drivers that nobody would walk away disappointed with. With lap cars coming into play, Jason had methodically worked the bottom of the race track to drive by the 3rd and 4th place drivers and encountered the 2nd place driver slicing it up with a few lap cars. Taking the 2nd position, lap cars again became an issue as two cars running the bottom and the 3rd place driver trying to make the top work, Jason attempted to split the lap cars and ended up stuck in the middle of the race track, unfortunately falling back to 4th by the end of the race. “It was an exciting race, there are some really talented racers here and that pushes me to get better as a driver every night. Making wise decisions is the name of the game in life and behind the wheel it’s the difference from having a chance at winning tonight and running 4th,” Martin said.
The team traveled to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City on Thursday. With the rain amounts that were accumulated in the area the race track was a bit deceiving to a lot of race teams throughout the night. “We knew the track had a bunch of rain, but the heat races and watching the B mains, we kind of felt it was going to continue to slicken off, but it didn’t!” says Jason. “The modifieds went out to run their feature and plowed up the track on the bottom and we didn’t do a very good job as a team recognizing that, we were just too tight in the feature and I burned up the brakes trying to make something happen” said Martin. Martin started the feature in the 16th position after a solid finish of 3rd in the heat race behind the current ASCS national tour national championship contenders. Even though the car was a bit too snug for Jason’s liking, they were able to pass a few cars and fall in line to ride around for the first bit of the race until brake fade set in and Jason decided it was better to park the car and save the equipment for another day. “These races just don’t pay enough more from the last position to the top ten to really worry about staying out there just to make laps,” says Jason on pulling in. “We have to be conservative with our engines and equipment to a point or we won’t be able to race as long as we’d like!”, said Jason.
The BM Motorsports team planned to race 2 events this weekend, but weather has already cancelled the Sprint Series of Nebraska race at Columbus’ US-30 Speedway for Thursday evening. Saturday, the team will compete in the next Nebraska 360 Sprint Series event at Junction Motor Speedway, where the last time Jason and Aaron teamed up to race at this track they had great success and won the event back in May of 2014. “We feel like we have a good handle of this race track, even though they’ve changed the configuration of the track, it doesn’t seem to be a huge difference in our setup. Aaron knows what it takes to get me comfortable in the race car and I am ready to knock off a couple wins, so we’re excited”, Martin said.
Follow BM Motorsports at: www.bmmotorsports.net. You will be able to learn more about their driver, Jason Martin, see photographs of the car, and see all of the sponsors that have helped out!
You can also find the 2017 schedule so you can follow them to every race! Also, be sure to follow their driver, Jason Martin, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jasonmartinmotorsports/ for the latest news and updates.
UP NEXT: Saturday, May 20, 2017, Junction Motor Speedway, McCool Junction, Nebraska

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING HEADS TO THE NORTHEAST FOR THREE NIGHTS OF RACING THREE RACE WEEKEND:

The Larson Marks Racing team are in the Northeast this weekend for three nights of racing at two different tracks. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is slated to compete at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., Friday and Saturday night for the Spring Classic and Morgan Cup, followed up by the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday.

OUTLAWS VS. POSSE: The World of Outlaws head into Posse territory for the first time in 2017 this weekend at Williams Grove Speedway. The Larson Marks team and Shane Stewart have earned one top-five finish and eight top-10's at half-mile but look to change that this season with crew chief Bob Curtis setting up the LMR No. 2.

EMPIRE STATE CHALLENGE: Stewart qualified ninth for the World of Outlaws' one and only trip to Weedsport Speedway in 2016. He gained one position in his heat race to finish in the runner-up position and earn a spot in the Craftsman Club Dash. The Bixby, Okla., native earned the sixth starting spot for the main event and finished fifth at the checkered.

LINCOLN RECAP: Last night at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Penn., Stewart was the sixth-fastest qualifier in Flight 1 of time trials. After starting third in the second heat race, he was running in the fourth spot when the caution was displayed. On the ensuing restart, Stewart slipped back two positions to finish sixth in the heat. He started the Last Chance Showdown from third and finished second to transfer into the 35-lap main event. The pilot of the LMR No. 2 started in the 22nd spot and gained two positons to finish 20th.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and driver/entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be competing in the NMECS All-Star race this weekend at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Bob Curtis of Warrensburg, Mo., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Sunday night's race at Weedsport Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track on Tuesday, May 23 at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic.

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

STATS: RACES: 26 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 5 TOP-10 FINISHES: 15

 

 

HOOSIER HUNDRED ENTRY LIST NEARS 40 FOR 63RD RUNNING OF GRAND EVENT ON MAY 25

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

The entry list for the 63rd running of the "Hoosier Hundred" is shaping up to be one of the most stacked fields in more than a decade. Thus far, 39 drivers have already indicated their intentions to take part in the famed race featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS on Thursday, May 25 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

The biggest storyline to keep an eye on is Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson as he goes for his fourth win in a row at the Hoosier Hundred. After capturing the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions, Swanson has a chance to equal what seemed like an untouchable record set by Al Unser from 1970 to 1973.

Tucson, Arizona's Jerry Coons, Jr. sits second in Silver Crown series points behind Swanson heading into the "Week of Indy." Coons was victorious in the 2011 and 2012 Hoosier Hundred.

Dave Darland, one of USAC's all-time greats, has an opportunity to earn his fifth career Silver Crown win on the Indy Mile in 2017. The Lincoln, Indiana native won the "Hulman 100" back in 1995, then took wins in a trio of Hoosier Hundreds in 1995, 1996 and 2004
Jeff Swindell's first Indy Mile victory came 30 years ago at the 1987 Hulman 100. The Germantown, Tennessee driver duplicated the feat twice in the Hoosier Hundred in 1991 and 1993. He showed flashes of brilliance at the most recent one-mile dirt race held in September of 2016 at the Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds. He led 55 laps and finished second behind race winner Chris Windom.

Windom leads a list of drivers who've yet to pull into victory lane at the Indy Mile. Most would presume Windom to be the biggest threat to interrupt Swanson's bid for a fourth-straight race victory. The Canton, Illinois native, who now resides in St. Louis, ended Swanson's bid for a third consecutive series title a year ago. He has proved dominant on the dirt in a Silver Crown car over the past year, winning the last four at Williams Grove, Du Quoin, Eldora and the 2017 season opener at Terre Haute.

Other entered drivers in the group of those who've tasted victory, yet are still seeking Hoosier Hundred glory for the first time are A.J. Fike (Galesburg, Ill), Brian Tyler (Pleasant Garden, N.C.) Aaron Pierce (Muncie, Ind.), David Byrne (Shullsburg, Wisc.), Russ Gamester (Peru, Ind.), Shane Cockrum (Benton, Ill.) and Shane Cottle (Kokomo, Ind.).

Greenfield, Indiana's C.J. Leary pulled off his first Silver Crown triumph in the 2016 season opener at Terre Haute to join his father, Chuck, as the only father and son who've both won in the series. Chuck Leary's lone Silver Crown win came in the 1997 Hoosier Hundred. The 21-year-old now hopes to follow in his footsteps 20 years later and become the first son of a former Hoosier Hundred winner to race into victory lane.
Brady Bacon and Justin Grant are two of the most decorated USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car drivers in recent years, but both are eying their initial Silver Crown checkered flag. Oklahoma's Bacon, a two-time USAC Sprint champ, qualified for the pole in last year's Hoosier Hundred and led 25 laps before falling out with clutch issues.

California's Grant is the current USAC Sprint point leader with three victories, but Silver Crown win number one for the fifth-place finisher in the 2015 race still eludes him. Both Grant and Bacon aim to join the list of twelve drivers who have won their first career Champ Car races at the Hoosier Hundred, including Bob Sweikert (1953), Jackie Howerton (1974), Joe Saldana (1976), Billy Engelhart (1978), Chuck Gurney (1982), Steve Chassey (1984), Kenny Jacobs (1987), Gary Hieber (1990), Chuck Leary (1997), Teddy Beach (2005), Shane Hollingsworth (2009) and Shane Hmiel (2010).

A pair of Gardners from the West Coast lead the rookie contingent. Five-time USAC/CRA Sprint Car champion Damion Gardner of Concord, California will make his Indy Mile debut. Corona, California's Ronnie Gardner, unrelated, plans to make his first career Silver Crown start next Thursday. The four-time USAC Western States Midget champion makes the trek to Indy 50 years after his grandfather, Ronnie Duman, made his final start in the Hoosier Hundred.

USAC and Track Enterprises have teamed up to present a Superticket for admission to three of its upcoming marquee events - the "Tony Hulman Classic," the "Hoosier Hundred" and the "Carb Night Classic" on May 24-25-26 - leading up to the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.

The three-straight nights of racing in Indiana present open wheel racing at its finest from the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship as well as the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars Series presented by TRAXXAS on both dirt and pavement.

For just $60, fans will receive a savings of $20 by purchasing their own Week of Indy Superticket that's good for admission to Terre Haute, the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Lucas Oil Raceway on May 24-25-26. To purchase a Superticket, visit https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2017-week-of-indy or call the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

As always, individual tickets for each "Week of Indy" event will be available at regular price on raceday at the gate.

The Hoosier Hundred will be available to watch LIVE on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/. Next day, flag-to-flag coverage will be available on-demand at http://www.Loudpedal.TV/.

2017 HOOSIER HUNDRED ENTRY LIST
07 JACOB WILSON
08 JOHNNY PETROZELLE
2 PATRICK LAWSON
3 A.J. FIKE
4 JOE LIGUORI
5 J.C. BLAND
6 DAMION GARDNER
12 BRIAN TYLER
14 ZACH DAUM
16 AUSTIN NEMIRE
18 KENNY GENTRY
20 JERRY COONS, JR.
21 JEFF SWINDELL
24 KEITH BURCH
26 AARON PIERCE
27 DAVE DARLAND
28 RONNIE GARDNER
30 C.J. LEARY
31 DAVE BERKHEIMER
32 JOSS MOFFATT
39 MATT GOODNIGHT
40 DAVID BYRNE
44 DANNY LONG
48 BRADY BACON
51 RUSS GAMESTER
53 STEVE BUCKWALTER
54 MARK SMITH
55 CASEY SHUMAN
63 KODY SWANSON
71 SHANE COCKRUM
75 BILL ROSE
81 SHANE COTTLE
91 JUSTIN GRANT
92 CHRIS WINDOM
95 PATRICK BRUNS
97 TYLER COURTNEY
99 KOREY WEYANT
120 HUNTER SCHUERENBERG
201 DAKOTA JACKSON

 

 

Madsen, Dover, Scelzi and Taylor Guide Team ILP to Victory Lane

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 18, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions competitors Kerry Madsen, Jack Dover, Giovanni Scelzi and Zac Taylor each produced a feature victory last weekend.

Madsen led the distance on Friday during the Spring Nationals at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., to give Big Game Motorsports its second win of the season. The team also placed fourth on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Dover captured his second straight triumph at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Saturday.

Scelzi used a last-lap pass to secure his first career King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series victory on Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

Taylor claimed his first win of the season last Saturday in a sprint car at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. He also finished third in a midget that night.

Other Team ILP drivers with a top-five finish include:

Danny Lasoski guided Mark Burch Motorsports to its first podium of the season on Saturday when the team charged from 11th to third place at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

Josh Baughman earned a fourth-place finish last Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Seth Bergman picked up a fourth-place result on Friday at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., with the ASCS Red River Region.

Derek Hagar maneuvered to a fourth-place finish in a late model on Saturday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Jack Dover - 2 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13); Derek Hagar - 2 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12); Giovanni Scelzi - 2 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5 and Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13); Seth Bergman - 1 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6); Zach Blurton - 1 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Trey Starks - 1 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15); Zac Taylor - 1 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13); and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31).

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Five Meet and Greets and Pre-Race Party Set to Kick Off 2nd annual Midget Round Up

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (May 18, 2017) - The 2nd annual Midget Round Up will kick off next week with numerous festivities throughout the community that surrounds Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., which hosts the marquee TBJ Promotions event on May 27-28.

Next Friday (May 26), meet and greets featuring drivers and race cars will be held at Jax Sports Grille, Burtis Motors, Peerless Tires, Oil Alley and Chappel Liquor from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Following the meet and greets, the drivers and teams will converge at Jax Sports Grille for a pre-race party. Fans are invited to the meet and greets as well as the pre-race party.

"The community is very involved in the 2nd annual Midget Round Up," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "We encourage the fans to check out the meet and greets as well as the pre-race party for an opportunity to meet some of the drivers in a relaxed environment away from the track."

The action on the track heats up on May 27-28 when the bullring will showcase the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association during a $2,000-to-win midget main event each night.

The Colorado Lightning Sprints and non-wing micro sprints, which will compete for the $1,000-to-win top prize each night, are competing as well. Front gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. each night.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

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 ninth year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event this year is the 2nd annual Midget Round Up, which is May 27-28 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

First Win of Year Highlights Big Weekend for Reutzel

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 18, 2017) – It was exactly the weekend that Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team were looking for.

Reutzel landed his first win of the 2017 season on Thursday night in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway and then followed that up with a runner-up finish in the Jackson Motorplex Spring Nationals on Friday and then a fourth-place run at the Badlands Motor Speedway $100,000 Silver Shootout on Saturday.

“It was a really good weekend, it was one we were needing,” Reutzel summed up.

Plans for this weekend call for some MSTS 360-ci competition at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, IA, on Friday and then either more MSTS competition at Huron, SD, or Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, pending weather.

Last weekend’s trio of events started off on a positive note at Lakeside Speedway.

“We had a good draw, got the front row of our heat race and won that,” Reutzel says.

The redraw worked to the fortune of Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team as well with a front row outside starting position for the main event.

The 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National champion took full advantage, jumping out front right away.

“We were just rolling along there, it was pretty heavy,” Reutzel recalls. “I was just taking it easy, rolling around the top.”

Sam Hafertepe, Jr., jumped into the scene to make it interesting for at least a little bit.

“I didn’t really expect him, but I got back up on the wheel and got right back by,” Reutzel says. “We were really quick all night.”

With his first triumph of the year in the books, Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team made the journey to Jackson, Minnesota for Friday’s Spring Nationals at Jackson Motorplex.

It started with a strong qualifying effort of fourth aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration entry.

“In the heats it was all around the bottom, I tried to rip the top at the start and it cost me,” Reutzel said of a sixth-place heat race finish.

Reutzel had still accumulated enough points to make the redraw, where he pulled an eight to start fourth row outside in the feature.

“We got to second really quick and ran down Kerry (Madsen),” Reutzel says. “I got right behind him and then a caution came out.”

The caution hurt Reutzel’s chance at making the race-winning move.

“I couldn’t run him down in clean air, we needed to be in traffic,” Reutzel comments.

With a first and second already in the books for the weekend, Reutzel and crew traveled west to Brandon, SD, for Saturday’s $100,000 Silver Shootout at the Badlands Motor Speedway.

“We missed it in qualifying, but that put us on the pole of the heat and we won that,” Reutzel says.

It was good enough to put Reutzel in the redraw again, pulling the seven this time to start inside the fourth row.

It was a virtual repeat of the previous night in Minnesota.

“We got to second pretty quick, got to (Mark) Dobmeier and then a caution came out,” Reutzel relates.

Reutzel had been working the bottom to his advantage, and Dobmeier had taken notice.

“Dobmeier went to the bottom, then Tim Kaeding went by both of us up top,” Reutzel says.

With the upper groove coming in as the race progressed, Reutzel had to abandon the low side that worked so well in the early going.

“I just had to move up and get in line,” Reutzel says of what ultimately proved to be a fourth-place finish that wrapped up a strong weekend for the No. 87 team.

“We had good speed all week, so that’s always good,” Reutzel wraps up.

It’s speed that Reutzel hopes to carry into this weekend’s action, wherever weather allows it to happen.

2017 Quick Stats: 29 races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 11 top-tens.

Up Next: MSTS 360 Sprint Cars at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, IA on Friday and either MSTS 360’s at Huron’s Dakota State Fair Speedway or Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

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

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on 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.

 

 

Bellm Set for Creek County after Humboldt Runner-Up Run

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (May 18, 2017) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car are set to take on the ASCS Red River Region at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK, on Friday night after matching a season-best runner-up finish at Kansas’ Humboldt Speedway last Friday.

The strong Humboldt run that nearly resulted in a repeat win came on the heels of a rough Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour outing at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway the previous night.

“We were way too tight all night, we just never got going,” Bellm said of the Thursday Lakeside card.

Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team shook it off in short order with a return to Humboldt Speedway, where he reached victory lane last year.

Drawing a high pill, Bellm made the most of it by racing from eighth to fourth in his heat race aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions entry to land a spot in the redraw.

Luck was on Bellm’s side this time around with the Nixa, MO, racer drawing the pole position for the feature event.

Bellm put the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care machine out front early before a duel for the point developed with Blake Hahn.

“We led the first few laps,” Bellm says. “I ran the bottom early, Blake (Hahn) jumped up top before I did.”

It wasn’t over yet, as Bellm put the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater machine into position to take the win.

“I reeled him in and had him set up for a last-lap slidejob, then a caution came out,” Bellm relates. “I don’t know exactly how it would have come out, but it would have been close.”

As it was, Bellm settled for a solid runner-up finish to match a runner-up finish earlier in the season at Moberly’s Randolph County Raceway.

Bellm looks to add another strong finish on Friday night with his first appearance of the 2017 season at Creek County Speedway.

Bellm drove the No. 14k to a runner-up finish to Bryan Clauson at Creek County Speedway last June during ASCS Speedweek.

2017 Quick Stats: 9 races, 3 top-fives, 3 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Red River Region at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK) on Friday night.

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.

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.

 

 

Canada’s Aaron Willison Ready For Oregon Debut With Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars

By Ben Deatherage

Langley, British Columbia- Saturday, May 20th will see the 2017 debut of the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars at Roseburg, Oregon’s Douglas County Speedway. Among the many entries planning to make the trip is Langley, British Columbia native Aaron Willison. Willison will be behind the wheel of his Serious Performance Race Engines/Kick Cookies Horse Treats/Valliant Sign Painting #41 Stealth. He was the runner-up in this event last year.

“I’ve never even seen the place before but judging by the pictures it looks like a nice facility and should be a lot of fun,” commented Willison, “we’ve never really been able to run the whole season with series and that is one of our biggest goals. I’d love to end the year in the top five in points.”

Aaron is a second-generation driver following in the footsteps of his father Dave who drove for well over thirty years. The younger Willison has managed to obtain a lot of success throughout the years including two Midget championships at Agassiz Speedway. He also spent lots of time in both paved Late Models and Mini Stocks. It would be in the Mini Stocks where he won the first ever race on the 5/8-mile configuration at Monroe, Washington’s Evergreen Speedway as well as the 2011 Mini Stock Nationals in Spokane.

Douglas County Speedway will host a practice on Friday, May 19th from 3:00 PM to Dusk. For Saturday Pit Gates open at Noon, Front Gates 4:00 PM, Qualifying is expected to get started around 4:30, and Racing begins at 5:41. For more information log on to www.douglascountyspeedway.com.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars by visiting the series website at http://www.nsraracing.com. Also check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com or @royal_purple.

2017 Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Schedule:
May 20th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, OR-Rick Brown “Super Shoe”

June 2nd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup

June 3rd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup

July 29th-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA-Rory Price Memorial

August 11th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup

August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup

September 14th-Magic Valley Speedway-Twin Falls, ID (with King of the Wings)

September 15th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings)

September 16th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings)

Former Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Champions:
1991- Allen Goetz
1992- Allen Goetz
1993- Allen Goetz
1994- Myron Gemmer
1995- Rick Brown
1996- Rick Brown
1997- Trevor Montgomery
1998- Trevor Montgomery
1999- Trevor Montgomery
2000- Trevor Montgomery
2001- Craig Deaver
2002- Rick Brown
2003- Pat Bliss
2004- Rick Brown
2005- Rick Brown
2006- Jeff Montgomery
2007- Andy Alberding
2008- Matt Hein
2009- Matt Hein
2010- Andy Alberding
2011- Sierra Jackson
2012- Andy Alberding
2013- Andy Alberding
2014- Matt Hein
2015- Matt Hein
2016- Matt Hein

Former Rick Brown Super Shoe Winners:

2008- Rick Brown

2009- No Race

2010- Sierra Jackson

2011- Johnny Giesler

2012- Johnny Giesler

2013- Rick Brown

2014- Sierra Jackson

2015- Matt Hein

2016- Matt Hein

 

 

"Doubleheader opens Badger Midget season”
“May 20 @ Sycamore, May 21@ Angell Park”

Sun Prairie, WI, May 18---The first of five weekend doubleheader’s awaits the Mid-State Equipment / Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series.
Saturday night May 20 Badger opens at Sycamore (IL) Speedway site of the 2016 season finale. Also on the event’s schedule will be the track’s regular divisions of stock car racing. Practice/qualifying begins at 6:30 pm with racing to follow. The series will also visit the Northern Illinois 1/3-mile clay oval on: Saturday nights June 17; July 22; and August 19.
The following night the first of eleven Sunday Night races for Badger occurs at Angell Park Speedway. The “Sprint Spectacular with Tony Stewart” features Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) and The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.
Stewart will compete in the sprint car portion of the event, marking his first driving appearance at the track since July 7, 2002. Another sprint car entry has been filed by 2015 Pepsi Midget Nationals champion Rico Abreu.
The chase for the Badger Midget Championship is ”wide open” as Brandon Waelti, will not defend his championship. The leading contenders include: Kurt Mayhew, Aaron Schuck Jeff Zelinski, and Robbie Ray.
The Wisconsin Dirt Racing Legends Association will be the third division competing. Grandstand seating opens at 4:30 pm; practice at 6:00 pm; racing to follow.
2017 Schedule
Sat. May 20 Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway
Sun. May 21 Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wis.)
Sun. May 28 Angell Park Speedway
Sun. June 11 Angell Park Speedway
Sat. June 17 Sycamore Speedway
Sun. June 18 Angell Park Speedway
Sun. July 2 Angell Park Speedway
Sun. July 9 Angell Park Speedway “Pepsi Midget Nationals”
Sun. July 16 Angell Park Speedway “Norm Nelson Classic”
Sat. July 22 Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway
Sun. July 30 Angell Park Speedway
Sat. Aug 12 Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway “Salute to Harry Turner”
Sun. Aug. 13 Angell Park Speedway
Sat. Aug. 19 Sycamore Speedway
Sat. Aug. 20 Angell Park Speedway “Miller Lite Cornfest”
Sat. Aug. 27 LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway “Bill Waite Memorial”
Fri. Sep. 1 Farley (Iowa) Speedway “Yankee Dirt Classic”
Sun. Sep. 3 Angell Park Speedway “Kevin Doty Classic”

 

 

THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM
Team J&J Auto Racing Triples in 410ci, 360ci, 305ci Winged Sprint Car Action

McKENZIE, Tenn. (May 17, 2017) – Team J&J Auto Racing tripled up in victory lane photos over the weekend, as Jared Horstman, Michael Houseman and Donny Schatz scored wins in 360ci, 305ci and 410ci Winged Sprint Car racing action. Horstman kicked off the weekend with a win at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park (ARP) over a stout co-sanctioned field of Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS)/K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance (NRA) entries to earn his third victory of the 2017 season. Qualifying fourth out of 23 entrants, Horstman finished second in the first heat race to earn an outside row two starting position for the feature event. Taking the lead on lap three, Horstman lead the remaining 22 laps and survived two late race cautions to score his first win at ARP.

Houseman scored the win at Boone (Iowa) Speedway on Saturday, May 13, as he took the checkered flag in the IMCA RaceSaver division. Finishing second in the first heat race, Houseman navigated to the lead at the start of the feature event and held on through caution periods that shortened the race to 15-laps. The victory was Houseman’s first of the 2017 season.

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s Donny Schatz scored his ninth World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the 2017 season at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, May 13. Qualifying sixth out of 29 entries, Schatz finished second in the third heat race and won the dash to set himself up to start from the pole of the 30-lap A-main event. Taking the lead on the first lap and setting sail, Schatz never relinquished the top spot en route to the win. The victory was Schatz’s 12th overall thus far in the season.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for May 12 - 13, please see below.


DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

5/12/17 Jared Horstman Attica Raceway Park/OH GLSS/NRA

5/13/17 Michael Houseman Boone Speedway/IA IMCA RaceSaver

5/13/17 Donny Schatz Eldora Speedway/OH WoO


Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 


 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Back to Ground Zero!

(Bill W) May 17, 2017 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team are trying to get back to basics after a busy weekend. After coming from the tail of his heat to eventually checker eighth with the Lucas Oil ASCS National tour at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Wayne struggled in regional action at Humboldt Speedway in Kansas. Saturday night, in the 410 class at Knoxville, he registered a top ten finish. The team looks to run ASCS Red River regional events in Oklahoma this weekend at Lawton and Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa.

A strong 36-car field gathered at Lakeside last Thursday. “As luck would have it, we drew in the back of the heat,” says Wayne. “We were able to get up to fifth, which didn’t get us in the redraw, but got us in the show starting 14th.”

Wayne looked good in the feature, climbing to an eighth-place finish. “We were pretty good,” he says. “We just started too far back. There was a good field of cars there and a fast track, so we felt good about driving up to eighth.”

Friday, the Oklahoma City driver signed in to run with the Red River region in Humboldt. “We just weren’t any good at Humboldt,” says Wayne. “We started third in the heat and run second, and started third in the feature and backed up to ninth. We were just off.”

That was the point that Wayne decided to get back to some of the basics. “Bud (Johnson) and I had a pow wow the next day, and he asked why I was doing what I was doing on the setup,” he says. “I’d never done some of those things before. We looked at the book and he was right. I’ve felt one way, so I keep working on it and working on it, and it had just made it worse.”

They took a new approach Saturday with the 410 at Knoxville. “We went back to ground zero at Knoxville,” says Wayne. “We got it going better. We timed in decent (12th quick) and we were able to win the heat from the second row. Clean air is our best friend. So we felt good headed into the feature.”

Starting sixth, Wayne would checker tenth. “I’m still just too tight behind cars,” he says. “We were tight from the get-go in the feature. I’m struggling a little bit with balance on the car. To make matters worse, we had something cut our tire. By the end of the race, we were down to six pounds of air in the tire. So we felt good about coming out of there with a top ten considering that.”

The schedule will only get busier as the summer wears on. “We’re figuring some things out,” says Wayne. “We need to. We’re fixing to get really busy here in the next month. Racing more is definitely going to help us.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for

Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

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

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

On a trip to New York in 2002 with the World of Outlaws Gumout Series, Wayne finished second to Shane Stewart, and ahead of Tyler Walker, Craig Keel and Jason Sides at Fonda Speedway near Fonda, New York. On a trip to Pennsylvania that season, he finished 5th and 9th at Port Royal Speedway and Lernerville Speedway, respectively.

Partner of the Week – Schoenfeld Headers

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

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

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

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

 

Brownells Partners with Knoxville Raceway to Present the "Brownells Big Guns Bash" with the World of Outlaws on June 9 & 10
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 17, 2017) -- Brownells, the world's largest supplier of firearm accessories and gun parts, has partnered with Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway as the title sponsor of the two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event on June 9 and 10.

The Brownells Big Guns Bash pits the country-wide traveling World of Outlaws drivers, including nine-time Knoxville Nationals winner Donny Schatz, against the Knoxville Raceway drivers who compete at the track nearly every weekend from April through August.

"Dirt track racing is in Iowa's blood," said Ryan Repp, Director of Content and Communications at Brownells. "The atmosphere and tradition at Knoxville Raceway are special and unique to Iowa. As an Iowa-grown company that supports the special and unique tradition of American firearms ownership, we're very happy to help put on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Knoxville."

In business since 1939, Brownells is a leading supplier of gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. In 2016, Brownells opened its first retail store in Grinnell, Iowa and began selling complete firearms both in the store and online.

During the World of Outlaws event, Brownells will host full-time off-road adventurers Yeti and Yolo with Yeti-Built.com at the Knoxville Raceway. Yeti and Yolo will be displaying the highly-customized jeep that doubles as their home, signing autographs and visiting with fans on June 9 and 10.

"Brownells is one of the largest and most prominent companies in Iowa, and we are so proud to have them as partners with Knoxville Raceway," said Kendra Jacobs, Marketing Director at Knoxville Raceway. "Both Brownells and Knoxville Raceway are Iowa-based companies which have earned international recognition as the best in their respective businesses. Coupled with the demographic match of Knoxville Raceway fans and the Brownells customers, it is a natural fit. Brownells started its partnership with Knoxville Raceway last year supporting a weekly show, so it's exciting for the relationship to grow substantially in year two."

The Brownells Big Guns Bash is a precursor to sprint car racing's biggest event, the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores at Knoxville Raceway on August 9-12. For many drivers, it will be their final chance to get on-track experience on Knoxville's ½-mile track prior to the Nationals.

On Friday, the track will offer $1 Busch Light cans. Saturday is filled with events for fans, including a Team Knoxville vs. World of Outlaws Human Foosball Game, live radio remotes, and a Pre-Race Pit Walk open to all fans with Saturday tickets from 4-5 p.m., local time. Tickets for both nights are available at www.knoxvilleraceway.com/tickets or by calling the Knoxville Raceway ticket office at 641-842-5431.

For updates, exclusive videos and more Knoxville Raceway news, like the track on Facebook, follow @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and @KnoxvilleRaceway on Instagram and subscribe to the track's YouTube channel. Weather updates, appearances, and event information can be sent straight to your cell phone by texting "Knoxville Races" to 84483.

ABOUT BROWNELLS: Serious About Firearms Since 1939, Brownells is the world's leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Brownells.com. Stay up-to-date with Brownells on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores and the 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 24,612 seats and 32 luxury suites.
ABOUT WORLD OF OUTLAWS CRAFTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Craftsman (Official Tool), Arctic Cat (Official Side-by-Side Recreational Vehicle), Extended Stay America (Official Hotel), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, and TNT Rescue.

Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, N.C., is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.

 

 

Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Being 2017 Campaign At Douglas County Speedway May 20th; Practice On Friday The 19th

By Ben Deatherage

Roseburg, Oregon- After a brief hiatus the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars will make their long-awaited return to Douglas County Speedway in gorgeous Roseburg, Oregon on Saturday, May 20th. The series will be on tap for the Rick Brown Super Shoe in tribute of legendary Pacific Northwest Sprint Car driver Rick Brown. A terrific field of cars from all over the western United States and Canada is expected to be in attendance.

Rick Brown is one of the most iconic drivers in the Pacific Northwest in the pavement Sprint Car scene. He is a five-time Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars champion, tied for the most with Matt Hein, and an eight-time Douglas County Speedway title holder. Rick was inducted into the Cottage Grove Speedway Wall Of Fame in 2014.

Matt Hein will look to defend his championship with a home stand against the best pavement Sprint Car pilots in the region. But there will be a whole host of others looking to dethrone the five-time Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcar title holder.

The history of the Super Shoe event goes as far back as 2008 and has been ran every year, except for 2009. Four different drivers have won the race and all four have won it twice. Matt Hein is the two-time defending winner while Sierra Jackson, Johnny Giesler, and Rick Brown are the three other victors. Either the tie will be broken this weekend or a new driver will claim the Super Shoe.

Douglas County Speedway will host a practice on Friday, May 19th from 3:00 PM to Dusk. For Saturday Pit Gates open at Noon, Front Gates 4:00 PM, Qualifying is expected to get started around 4:30, and Racing begins at 5:41. For more information log on to www.douglascountyspeedway.com.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars by visiting the series website at http://www.nsraracing.com. Also check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com or @royal_purple.

2017 Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Schedule: May 20th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, OR-Rick Brown “Super Shoe”

June 2nd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup

June 3rd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup

July 29th-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA-Rory Price Memorial

August 11th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup

August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup

September 14th-Magic Valley Speedway-Twin Falls, ID (with King of the Wings)

September 15th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings)

September 16th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings)

Former Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Champions: 1991- Allen Goetz 1992- Allen Goetz 1993- Allen Goetz 1994- Myron Gemmer 1995- Rick Brown 1996- Rick Brown 1997- Trevor Montgomery 1998- Trevor Montgomery 1999- Trevor Montgomery 2000- Trevor Montgomery 2001- Craig Deaver 2002- Rick Brown 2003- Pat Bliss 2004- Rick Brown 2005- Rick Brown 2006- Jeff Montgomery 2007- Andy Alberding 2008- Matt Hein 2009- Matt Hein 2010- Andy Alberding 2011- Sierra Jackson 2012- Andy Alberding 2013- Andy Alberding 2014- Matt Hein 2015- Matt Hein 2016- Matt Hein

Former Super Shoe Winners:

2008- Rick Brown

2009- No Race

2010- Sierra Jackson

2011- Johnny Giesler

2012- Johnny Giesler

2013- Rick Brown

2014- Sierra Jackson

2015- Matt Hein

2016- Matt Hein

 

 

Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Members to See Saturday Night Live! Event at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA May 17, 2017): Mercer Raceway Park presented an exciting Saturday Night Live! program last weekend, and another one is on tap for May 20. "The fans saw a three-car battle for the lead in the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars and a four-car tussle in the Mini Stocks presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking," said track owner Bill Altman. The action was not quite as intense in the three remaining classes, but it was still highly entertaining. "We think that all was worth the wait, as several shows were washed out by the wet weather."

On the strength of his victory, Michael Bauer vaulted into second place in the standings for those Precise Racing Products 410 Sprints. He trails defending champion Jack Sodeman, Jr. by 21 counters, which is a small margin this early in the season. Jimmy Seger and Dan Kuriger are within striking distance. Veteran Davey Jones sits in fifth. Watch for competitive performances by A.J. Flick, the winner of the first race of the 2017 season, and Rod George, Gale Ruth, Sr., and George Hobaugh, Jr.

Kyle Fink snapped Jimmy Holden's three-race win streak, but Holden remains atop the Turn 4 Toilets point standings as he salvaged a top five despite mechanical problems. Lonny Riggs, who remains winless despite having one of the fastest machines on the grounds each night, will challenge, alo9ng with former champion Frank Guidace and Sid Unverzagt, Jr. The Schaffers, Jeff Sr. and Jr., made their season's debut last weekend, and they were welcome additions to the field.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints, Cody Bova slipped in for the win, but Mike Marano, II, Andy Priest, and Darin Gallagher each had creditable runs. Priest now has a slim two-point advantage over Gallagher in the standings, so watch the race within the race as these fellows battle their way to the front!

Mark Marcucci showed that he has not lost the winning touch in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, but consistent finishes have Bobby Springer and Shane Webb at the top of the rankings. Young Isaac Paden emerged from that four-car conflict to score the win in the Mini Stocks last week.

But defending champion Tyler Fulton and Tim Callahan are the leaders in the quest for the crown offered by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Behind them, just five points separate the racers in positions three through five, Pat Hanlon, Bill Fuchs, and Rick Feely. Those racers and over a dozen others, will thrill the fans once again.

This week's program will be Pittsburgh Circle Track Club night, so all members in good standing will be admitted to the stands for free. For those who are not members of that organization, admission can be achieved for just $13 for adults, $11 for seniors (60+), and $5 for students (9-15). The younger set, the children (8 and under), will be admitted for free, as always at the Park. The Family Pass will be in effect, and that will admit two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $30 for those who want to see the cars and drivers up close and personal.

The gates will open at 4 p.m., and qualifications will start at 5:45, with heat racing following immediately thereafter.

If you cannot make it to the track this week, remember that the first of two consecutive Sprint Car specials will be held on May 27 and June 3. The first of the two will feature the B.O.S.S. traditional Sprints, that is sans wings, while the second will make up for the postponed Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions! Sandwiched in between, on May 28, Mercer Raceway Park will present the opener for the powerful trucks and tractors of the All American Spring Nationals.

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

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park for 2107 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Ritenour Equipment Center, Pizza Joe's, AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

Northwest Focus Midget Series Elma Bound On Saturday May 20th

By Ben Deatherage

Elma, Washington- After a week off of racing the Northwest Focus Midget Series returns to action this weekend. The series will venture to Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday, May 20th for their third overall race of the season but the first appearance at the 3/8-mile clay oval. It also marks the third different facility in as many races that the tour has thus far visited in 2017.

“The weather looks great for racing and with a week off from Midget racing we are excited to be back at the track,” commented Northwest Focus Midget Series co-owner Carla Stewart, “we are looking forward to a big crowd at Grays Harbor Raceway, it is always fun to meet so many of the great fans there after the races in the pits. Our drivers have a lot of pride in their race cars and it’s really shown even more this season.”

Ross Rankine and Nick Evans have managed to capture the only two victories thus far. We shall see if it will be three different victors in as many starts when the series heads to GHR. As always a strong field of competitors is expected to be in action and will no doubt produce some top class racing.

Overall the Northwest Focus Midget Series has held thirteen races at the 3/8-mile speed factory. Seven different drivers have graced victory lane including Tristin Thomas who leads that table with four wins. The aforementioned Nick Evans, Dougie James, and Garrett Thomas have two each while single race victory in Elma include Doug Anderson, Eric Turner, and Michael Vollbrecht.

“We want to thank Northwest Focus Midget Series driver Eric Turner for driving the series owned Sportsman Sprint last weekend at Skagit Speedway. Also be sure and stop by the series trailer and pick up a poster of our 2017 schedule and even pick up some of our sharp looking apparel from Cooper.”

For all the latest news and info regarding the Northwest Focus Midget Series visit northwestfocusmidgets.com You can also get information via your favorite mobile device by checking out the Northwest Focus Midget Series page on Facebook or on Twitter @NW_focus. If you can’t make it to the races you can LISTEN LIVE on the RacinBoys Broadcast Network at http://www.racinboys.com/

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Former Northwest Focus Midget Series Winners At Grays Harbor Raceway:
2016- Tristin Thomas on April 30th, Nick Evans on June 11th; Eric Turner on July 1st; Tristin Thomas on July 2nd, Nick Evans on August 6th
2015- Garrett Thomas on April 25th; Tristin Thomas on May 16th; Garrett Thomas on May 23rd; Doug Anderson on June 13th; Dougie James on July 3rd; Dougie James on July 4th; Tristin Thomas on July 11th; Michael Vollbrecht on August 15th

Tristin Thomas-4
Nick Evans-2
Dougie James
Garrett Thomas
Doug Anderson-1
Eric Turner
Michael Vollbrecht

Former Grays Harbor Raceway Midget Champions:
2004 Nick Frausto
2005 Don Billings
2006 Brian Thomas
2007 Dan West Jr.
2008 Jeff Bell
2009 Seth Hespe
2010 Seth Hespe
2011 Reece Goetz
2012 Jared Peterson
2013 Chase Goetz
2014 Chase Goetz
2015 Tristan Thomas
2016 Nick Evans

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Schedule:
Friday, April 14th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, April 29th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Rained Out
Friday, May 5th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 1)-Rained Out
Saturday, May 6th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Ross Rankine
Saturday, May 20th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Saturday, May 27th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 2)
Friday, June 2nd-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, June 3rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Saturday, June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 3)
Friday, June 16th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Thursday, June 22nd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Friday, June 23rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Friday, June 30th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Saturday, July 1st-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, July 7th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 4)
Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 5)-Design 500/Lady Eagle Heroes Race
Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 6)
Saturday, August 5th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, August 11th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, August 26th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 7)
Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 8)
Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Friday, September 29th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 9)
Saturday, September 30th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 10)

Former Northwest Focus Midget Series Champions
2015- Tristan Thomas
2016- Nick Evans

Historical results and information can be found at www.nwsprintcarhistory.com

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners

ABS Business

Alger Bar & Grill

Arrow Motorsports

BR Motorsports

Bardahl

Central Welding

Demitris

DeYoungInc.com

Dirt Co. Media House

Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Elma Lanes

Evans Gang

Golden Wheels

Highline Mfg. Inc.

HighLine Performance

HighSide Promotions

JMS Engines

Jorgenson Manufacturing Inc.

KRKO

Kimbridge Trade

KINGS Race Products

MyTrafficMan.net

Landshark Media

nwsprintcarhistory.com

Northsound Racing

Olympic Machinery

OPC Exclusive

Pacific Performance Coating

PCI Powder Coating Inc.

Purple Moon Promotions

ProFab Northwest LLC

Pyles Motorsports

RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network

Robbie Price Racing

Scott Murdoch Motorsports

ShadowBrook Farms, Davidson Training

SpeedMart

Triple X Race Co.

TrophyDash

VanDyne Engineering

Vics 66

WhirlyBall

WHR Motorsports
Washington Quarter Midget Association

 

 

St Joe Harley Davidson Night at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track!!!!!

US 36 Raceway Dirt Track is proud to announce that Huey Jacobs has come on board as Flagman with our racing family. Huey comes to us with a wealth of experience both in the Flag Stand and also with the insight of a driver and car owner. Please join us in making Huey feel welcome at US 36 Raceway.
Great racing action is on tap this Friday Night as St Joe Harley Davidson and Boller Motorsports welcome the Lucas Oil, PowerI, Non-Wing Sprint Cars to the high banks of US 36 Raceway Dirt Track. Along with the always entertaining Sprint Cars will be USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds and Pure Stocks doing battle for that coveted win. Side by side, wheel to wheel, foot to the floor racing excitement like no other as drivers go all out three and four wide.
Make your plans now for a night of racing and family fun with Great Concessions, Ice Cold Adult Beverage and a Friendly Atmosphere all for you the fans to enjoy. Intermission will be short and sweet as we give away a boys and girls bike (sign up at the ticket stand) donated by Boller Motorsports. We ask that if you won a bike the first race, please let someone else win this week.
Pit Gates open at 5 pm with Grandstand gates opening at 6 pm
Pit passes $35 Adults, $25 kids 6 to 10 years of age, with 5 years of age and under free
General Admission $20 Adults, $18 Seniors and Veterans, $10 ages 7 to 12, with 6 years of age and younger free
Make your plans now to see the very best of the best compete on the fast high banks “Friday Night under the Lights” US 36 Raceway Dirt Track!!!!

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: THE 2017 SEASON STARTS THIS FRIDAY!

by Tommy Goudge (May 17, 2017) - Ohsweken, Ontario - It's finally here; Ohsweken Speedway's 22nd annual Season Opener presented by Ackland Insurance will take the green flag this Friday, May 19 at 7:30pm!

Large fields are expected this season in all of the regular Friday night divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS
A pair of wins and amazing consistency propelled Mitch Brown to his first 360 Sprint Car championship last season. Brown finished in the top ten in every feature he competed in at Ohsweken last season, and it will take a similar effort - or more - to successfully defend his title.

Teammates Dylan Westbrook and Glenn Styres lead the pack of challengers to Brown's throne. Westbrook scored four feature wins at Ohsweken last season, along with the Rookie of the Year award and a runner-up finish in the championship standings. Styres will be looking to regain the form which saw him win track championships in 2014 and 2015.

Jake Brown, 2010 champ Dave Dykstra, two-time champ Jim Huppunen, and Mikey Kruchka all visited victory lane at Ohsweken last season and figure to be contenders in 2017. The Turners - Jamie, Cory, and Ryan - all finished in the top ten in the championship chase last season as well.

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Jesse McDonald became the third different champion in the three year history of the Crate Sprint Car division in 2016, taking the Rookie of the Year award as well. McDonald scored three feature wins last season, while Holly Porter did the same on her way to finishing just 13 points behind McDonald in the championship standings.

Mack DeMan may well have been in the championship chase last season as well, but missed several races due to engine trouble. DeMan scored seven feature wins last season, while 2014 champ Ryan Hunsinger bagged three wins before engine problems took him out of title contention. Josh Shantz scored a win and a top five finish in the points standings last season, while Aaron Turkey, Mike Thorne, Shone Evans, Hannah Ferrell, and Jerry Hill made it into the top ten in points.

The fast-growing division will also see a large increase in car count this season, as more than a half dozen rookies could be in attendance on any given night.

MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS
Dave Bailey and Ryan Dinning scored seven feature wins each in Thunder Stocks at Ohsweken last season, but Bailey prevailed for his second consecutive championship while Dinning ended up third. Karl Sault got one win, but consistency allowed the former Bomber and Mini Stock champ to stay in title contention and finish just 19 points behind Bailey in the final standings.

Jim Lampman and Wyatt Van Wart also went to victory lane last year, while Dereck Lemyre, Trevor DeBoer, and Jason Lungaro are among the returning drivers who claimed top ten finishes in the championship standings in 2016.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS
Brandon Janssens locked down his second consecutive Mini Stock championship last season, but Rookie of the Year award winner Brandon Crumbie gave Janssens all he could handle. Crumbie scored three feature wins to Janssens' one and finished just 21 points behind in the final standings.

Mark Bazuin won five features last season, while Jon Janssens, Rob Hoskins, and Jake Bazuin are other returnees who went to victory lane in 2016. Jonathan Ayrton, Martin Schroder, Tim Deboer, and Matt Nuell are among the returning drivers who scored top ten finishes in last year's championship chase.

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS
Dustin Longboat won three features in 2016 and will be back to defend the Bomber championship this year, but he is sure to face stiff competition. Wayde Thorne won five times last year, while Paul Longboat scored four wins, and Jerry Burnham got two. Those drivers and several others are sure to provide plenty of entertainment in the always-unpredictable Bomber division.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Tickets for the World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Northern Summer Nationals, Triple Crown Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale now! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information.

About Ackland Insurance: Nathan Ackland has served the Brantford area for more than a decade. His agency offers many products, including car, home, life, and business insurance. He specializes in moves to the Brantford area and is a proud supporter of local racing, sports, and charities. Nathan’s mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. Visit the Ackland Insurance office at 206 King George Road in Brantford, call him at 519 754-8700, or toll free at 877 754-8707, and visit www.NathanAckland.ca for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

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, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Enter To Win Ultimate Outlaw Fan Vehicle

Leading Powersports Manufacturer, Tony Stewart Racing Partnering To Give Away Customized Donny Schatz Arctic Cat HDX 700

INDIANAPOLIS (May 17, 2017) – It’s been a historic start to the partnership between Arctic Cat, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) and Donny Schatz. And this week, the group is adding to the excitement of the 90-plus-event World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign by launching a promotion to give away a customized, one-of-a-kind Donny Schatz-themed Arctic Cat HDX 700.

Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and recreational off-highway vehicles, is looking to engage with one of the most passionate fan bases in all of motorsports in conjunction with TSR.

For the next six months, the mission for Schatz and his TSR team will be to continue embracing Arctic Cat’s shared passion to reach greatness without limits. Fans seeking the ultimate limitless ride are encouraged to enter the promotion online at www.arcticcat.com/donnyschatzhdx between May 17 and Oct. 1 for the chance to win the customized all-terrain vehicle by random draw.

“It’s been an incredible ride to start 2017 and we’re excited to announce another unique component to our partnership with TSR and Donny Schatz,” said Greg Williamson, chief marketing officer, Arctic Cat. “We want to give one lucky fan the keys to a brand new HDX 700, one of the most versatile vehicles on the market. This promotion offers fans of Sprint car racing the opportunity to win a vehicle that has tremendous capability. This giveaway is just another way we are engaging the loyal fans of the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions, TSR, and Donny Schatz.”

Arctic Cat has customized one of its HDX 700 models with graphics to emulate the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat Sprint car that Schatz has parked in victory lane 12 times already this season. And the eight-time and reigning WoO champion has just a little bit of envy for whomever ultimately gets the keys to this one-of-a-kind unit.

“I’ve been an Arctic Cat guy for as along as I can remember,” Schatz said. “Whether it is pushing the limits of a sled or doing work on my family’s property, a Cat has gotten the job done. It’s been a blast carrying the Arctic Cat brand this year and we’re excited about this promotion. The HDX 700 is a beautiful machine that can be used for work and play – although, the play part sounds better to me. When (car owner and motorsports icon) Tony (Stewart) and I signed the dashboard, we were both lobbying the marketing folks to just give the vehicle to one of us and come up with another promotion. But that didn’t work out, so someone is going to win an incredibly fun unit, that’s for sure.”

Entries will be taken through the online portal between May 15 and Oct. 1. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to the Outlaws’ season-ending World Finals in Charlotte, including participation in a prerace ceremony. The winners will receive tickets to the World Finals and receive the keys to their Donny Schatz-themed HDX from the eight-time champion during pre-event ceremonies.

 

 

URRS Rebels Return to Thomas County Speedway

The United Rebel Sprint Series will open the 2017 season this Saturday night at the Thomas County Speedway in Colby Kansas. Last year Ty Williams tamed the semi-banked 3/8's mile oval to take the win in front of a packed house.

Williams powered to score his lone win of the 2016 season.

With Mother Nature scoring all the checkers for the year the URSS Rebels are chomping at the bit to hit the track. Look for strong runs this season by defending Champion Luke Cranston, Jeff Radcliffe, Nate and Darren Berry, Tracey Hill, Koby and Ryan Walters, Steven Richardson, Aaron Ploussard, John Webster and the rest of the URSS Kansas and Colorado racers all chasing valuable URSS and IMCA Racesaver, Regional and National points.

2016 IMCA National rookie of the Year Zach Blurton is following an ambitious schedule looking to be in contention for the IMCA National Championship in 2017. Blurton has already scored a win, two runner ups and a sixth place finish in the young season and is looking to build on that early season momentum. The Quinter Kansas driver is always a threat to grab the checkers each and every night.

Look for the young up and comers to try and establish themselves this season as well. Jed Werner is one who has shown remarkable growth last year, the Codell Kansas racer is looking to finishing in the hunt in 2017. Another driver looking to build on previous seasons accomplishments is Liberal Racer Tracey Hill. Hill has showed major improvement last season making several good runs, look for him to continue his growth.

Never count out the veteran drivers, Steven Richardson out of Liberal Kansas picked up two wins last season at Wakeeney and Lacrosse to go along with numerous top five finishes to grab a pair of sixth place showings in both National and Kansas region points.

Brian Herbert used back to back wins at last season's Wheat Shocker Nationals to solidify a third place finish in national points and a fifth place finish in the Kansas region as well. Look for the Herbert racing team to be one of the most competitive teams in the series sporting new colors for the 2017 season.

Joining the URSS Sprint Cars will be IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks. Hot Laps are at 6:00pm with races kicking off at 7:00pm at the Thomas County Speedway. For more information you can visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Thomas-County-Speedway-177875932270495/ .

If you can't make it to the track this weekend you can listen to the racing action live just click the URSS link on www.RacinBoys.com for all the racing action.

For all of your URSS information you can visit www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com 24/7/365 for updated schedule, points, driver bios, race recaps and race previews. It's all at your fingertips and you can pull it up anytime.

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour event on May 27 in Stockton to pay $3,500-to-win and feature extra money in B-main Event to showcase double SCCT points

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – May 17, 2017…Noceti Group Inc. has sweetened the pot for next week’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour debut at the Stockton Dirt Track, with the announcement of an extra $1,000 going to the A-main winner and more money added to the B-main during the night.

The Memorial Day weekend extravaganza on Saturday May 27 will now pay a minimum of $3,500-to-win, plus the Kyle Larson Racing Bonus Money. If an Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards regular wins the feature, they’ll walk away with $4,000.

In addition to that, the B-main purse has also been inflated for the night. All non-transfer cars in the B-main will be awarded $200. With the Bullard Construction sponsor money factored in, the first non-transfer will earn $300 total. The cars that transfer into the A-main will also receive $100 to help with fuel from running the extra laps.

“We definitely look forward to having the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Stockton on May 27,” said promoter Tony Noceti. “We wanted to add some extra money throughout the field to try and help the teams out. Every single car that supports the event is important to us, so we certainly want to show that. We hope to see a packed pit area and a full grandstand to help commemorate Memorial Day weekend.”

The night of racing on May 27 will also feature a double point event for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, making it a critical piece to the puzzle, as teams vie for part of the $60,000 point fund handed out at season’s end.

“Tony Noceti and the whole Noceti Group team have been huge supporters of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour,” said RMI President Scott Russell. “With the Stockton Dirt Track taking four dates this year we really want the teams to support it as much as possible. Having the extra money added into the purse is a great thing and by doing double points on May 27 it makes the night a very important one. We can’t wait to see everyone in Stockton on Memorial Day weekend.”

The front gate of the Stockton Dirt Track will open at 4pm on Saturday May 27, with cars on track around 5pm for wheel packing. A full program of racing will follow. All seating is general admission during the night with adult tickets $20, kids 5 to 10 will be $10 and four and under are free.

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. For information on the speedway visit http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

The season-ending Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track will also pay a minimum of $4000-to-win. Stay tuned for further announcements regarding the prestigious 34th running of the Tribute to GP on Saturday November 4.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing and Winters Performance.

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 Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website http://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.

 

 

Mingus Getting More Comfortable Competing on Dirt

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (May 17, 2017) - Kevin Mingus is beginning to get comfortable driving a 305ci winged sprint car on dirt. Having raced the majority of his career on asphalt he is sticking primarily to the dirt tracks in 2017 and is showing improvement each week.

Mingus and the Huber/Mingus team raced their way into the A Main last weekend during events at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday and at Fremont Speedway on Saturday.

"Last year we struggled to make A Mains," he said. "This year we are racing our way in. I'm getting valuable seat time and my guys are gaining on the setups."

The competition began on Friday at Attica Raceway Park, where Mingus got into a tangle in his heat race, but was able to finish in the final A Main lock-in position despite a bent front axle and crushed nose wing.

"It could have been a lot worse," he said. "I thought I was going for a ride there for a second. We tried some new setup stuff and it was the best dirt car I've ever driven. I could get up on the high side in the slick. Unfortunately, it was my error that hurt us and gave us a bad feature starting spot."

Though he recorded an 18th-place finish in the main event, Mingus was happy with the night.

"We learned a lot about our car," he said. "We found something for Attica and we just have to fine-tune it. We are getting close to sealing the deal. I just have to limit the mistakes on my end."

On Saturday at Fremont Speedway, Mingus backed up to seventh in his heat race and had to run the B Main. He drove to a third-place finish, earning the 18th starting spot in the main event. He battled just outside of the top 10 all race before finishing 13th.

"That was only like the seventh time I've raced at Fremont," he said. "It is a completely different track than Attica. It's a very technical track and requires a great setup and the driver can't make any mistakes. I just have to get better."

Mingus has another doubleheader on tap for this Friday at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday at Fremont Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 18 (13).

May 13 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Heat race: 7 (4); B-main: 3 (4); Feature: 13 (18).

SEASON STATS -

7 race, 0 win, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

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"After getting into a little incident Friday at Attica we banged up several radius rods, but we didn't have one rod end break or rip," Mingus said. "It's a testament to the quality of FK Rod Ends products."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, DB3 Imaging, Mid-America Chemical Corporation, Apple Girl Art, Jamie and Austin Neel, Hillbilly Rod Shop, Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental and K1 Race Gear for their continued support.

 

 

White Lightning Motorsports Endures Roller Coaster Night at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 17, 2017) - The White Lightning Motorsports team had an up and down night last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Jamie Ball, who was in his third race of the season at the half-mile oval, qualified 14th quickest.

"We did not necessarily meet the goals we wanted to achieve throughout the season this weekend," he said. "I made qualifying mistakes, which put us in a less desirable position for the remainder of the night."

Ball finished where he started - third - in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"We were able to work our way forward in the feature," he said. "We just needed some cautions to get bunched back up and make more passes. I guess it's a good thing to be disappointed with a top 10 at Knoxville."

Ball advanced a handful of positions to post a ninth-place result, which marked his sixth top 10 this year.

Teammate Devin Kline opened the night by timing in 21st quickest in qualifying. He went on to win his first ever 360ci heat race at Knoxville Raceway. That started him on the inside of Ball in the main event.

Unfortunately, Kline was caught up in a crash and he was credited with a 20 th-place result.

Ball will return to action this Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the MSTS Series. Both he and Kline will race on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

May 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (14).

DEVIN KLINE:

May 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 20 (13).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL: 7 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE: 3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the MSTS Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Devin Kline Website: http://DevinKline.com

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

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

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White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers at each sprint car event they compete at throughout the season.

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"JJ Kane Auctioneers is a huge part of our race team and has been since the beginning," Ball said. "They are also a big part of our family business and we couldn't do it without them. They are great people as well and we enjoy our business and personal relationships with each and every one of their team members."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L & J Enterprise Inc, Timberline Tree Service, Iowa State Savings Bank, Wingdance Graphics, The Hearing Clinic, Sweet Manufacturing, Fragola Performance Systems, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, MyRacePass, Shell Shock, Outlaw Wings, Sign Pro of Newton, Maxim Chassis, Fisher Racing Engines, Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO), Hinchman Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tire, Allen Construction and Chick Magnet Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Drives to 13th-Place Result at Eldora During World of Outlaws Season Debut

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 17, 2017) - Trey Starks produced some strong moments last weekend during his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season debut at Eldora Speedway.

The weekend began on Friday, when Starks guided the Gobrecht Motorsports team to a sixth-place qualifying result. He then placed third in a heat race to miss locking into the dash by only one position. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"The night started really well," he said. "We showed speed and we were solid. It wasn't as good as we wanted it to be, but it was a good night."

Starks battled for a top 10 throughout the main event before posting a 13 th-place finish.

The event concluded on Saturday, when Starks timed in 11th quickest during qualifying before ending sixth in a heat race to lock into the 17th starting position in the main event.

"We had a few engine issues; nothing major, but enough to skew our night," he said. "We were a little off on the engine part. We ended up pulling off about 10 laps into the main because we couldn't get the motor to run correctly. We've since sorted it out and fixed it."

Starks, who was credited with a 21st-place result, will rejoin the World of Outlaws this week during a tripleheader in Central Pennsylvania. The action kicks off Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash before races on Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup.

Starks recorded a career-best 11th-place result at Lincoln Speedway in April during his first of two visits to the track this season. He also netted a career-best sixth-place finish at Williams Grove Speedway in April to highlight two races at the half-mile oval this year.

"We've got more laps at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway this year than we normally do heading into this week of big World of Outlaws races so that should help us," he said. "Hopefully we can lay down a good qualifying lap each night to set ourselves up for success."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 13 (10).

May 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (4); Feature: 21 (17).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

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"Brown & Miller Racing Solutions has worked with members of our team for a long time," Starks said. "They are a trusted company that produces top-notch products so we are thrilled to have them support our team."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Textron Off Road, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Beer Hill Gang, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Taylor Scores First Sprint Car Victory of Season, Finishes Third in Midget

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (May 17, 2017) - Zac Taylor recorded his first win of 2017, driving his 305ci winged sprint car to a dominating victory last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway. He also piloted Todd Henry's midget to a third-place finish the same night.

"Usually when I drive the sprint and then the next week get in the midget it takes me awhile to adjust," he said. "It's a big learning curve. But Saturday when I got out of the midget after hot laps I knew it was going to be a good night."

Competing in the Blood Sweat and Tears (BST) and Colorado Alliance Tour (CAT) in his family owned sprint car, Taylor won his heat before leading every lap of the feature to sweep the night.

"They told me I had half a lap lead," he said. "I could see the other cars across the track so I slowed up and saved my car and tires on a slick track. It felt really good to get that first win. It's the third year in a row we won on Mother's Day Weekend."

In the midget Taylor won his heat against the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association competitors. He rolled off fourth for the main event.

"A car spun on the first lap and they put me back to sixth for the restart, which we still don't understand," he said. "They were using the MyLaps electronic scoring and apparently it didn't work right. We got back to third and ran out of time. I have to say this new car is much easier to drive. I can't wait for the rest of the summer."

Taylor will be back in action in a sprint car this Saturday at I-76 Raceway in Fort Morgan, Colo., seeking his second straight win.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. (sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

May 13 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. (RMMRA midgets) - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-76 Raceway in Fort Morgan, Colo., with the Colorado Dirt Tracks & IMCA/CAT Tours by BST Promotions 305 Sprint Car Series

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 - H&H Resurfacing

"H&H is owned by Todd Henry," Taylor said. "I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to drive his midget once again this year. He has built me a really good car and I can't wait to get him some wins."

Taylor would also like to thank USA Performance Engines, Unique Signs and Designs, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company, USA Performance Engines and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

Windom Looking to Unseat Swanson as Hoosier Hundred Champion

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff-Indianapolis (May 15, 2017)-When the May 25 Hoosier Hundred rolls around at the Indiana State Fairgrounds a number of questions will be filtering through the minds of race fans at the historic venue. Can Kody Swanson win his fourth consecutive Hoosier Hundred? Like Jackie Howerton in 1974, can one of several rookies pull off a major upset? Can defending Silver Crown champion Chris Windom win his fifth consecutive Silver Crown dirt track race and de-rail the Swanson steamroller?

Canton, Illinois native Chris Windom had a 2016 season that few others could dream of. He finished in the top 5 in every Silver Crown event last year and won three of the five events contested on dirt propelling Windom to his first national championship. Early in the year it looked as if the sprint car veteran might be knocked out of the Silver Crown title chase as his Fred Gormly mount broke during hot laps for the Hoosier Hundred. Fellow Illini Dennis McQuinn offered Chris the open seat in his famoung orange 14 and Windom ended the night with a fine fifth place run.

Two events Windom won in 2016 are still the buzz in the USAC pit area. He battled Bryan Clauson at Williams Grove to win the Horn/Schindler Memorial. On Labor Day weekend he passed veteran Jeff Swindell with three laps to go to win the Ted Horn 100 at DuQuoin, his first win on one of the historic mile dirt tracks. Just for good measure he won the finale at Eldora taking the point lead and title from Swanson in the process.

When owner Fred Gormly indicated he might retire over the winter, Windom went seeking a new ride and found one courtesy of fellow Illini Gene Kazmark. Kazmark, a Joliet native, hadn’t fielded a car in the series since the 2001 Hoosier Hundred. With two cars at his disposal Windom continued the 2016 momentum by winning the season opening Sumar Classic at Terre Haute on April 3, leading 51 of the 100 laps. Unfortunately his pavement mount suffered mechanical woes at Phoenix and a substitute ride dropped out in the main event, leaving him 3rd in points behind leader Swanson and 2008 Silver Crown champ Jerry Coons, Jr.

Windom ran first on the historic “Track of Champions” in 2011 starting 18th and finishing 28th. He completed the 100 miles finishing 5th in his third start in 2014 and repeated the career best 5th on the Indy Mile last year. Windom faces a tough task in dethroning a driver who has won over $30,000 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the last three years and what could be the largest entry list in nearly a decade for the Hoosier Hundred.

The 2017 Hoosier Hundred takes place May 25 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Practice is slated to begin at 5 p.m. with qualifications after 6. Tickets can be obtained by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200. A three day special Superticket for the full week of Indy including the Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute, the Hoosier Hundred, and the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway is also available at https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2017-week-of-indy.

 

 

Robert Ballou Makes Triumphant Return To Racing With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: The last week in racing was made of some truly great stories. From first time winners to drivers returning from injury, victory lane was made up of countless teams running KSE Racing Products.

Enduring serious injuries from a crash in California back in September, Robert Ballou showed no signs of rust as he returned to racing this past weekend at Eldora Speedway. In his second night of action, Ballou used his KSE Racing Products to thrill the crowd and most of the sprint car world as he pulled his machine in victory lane. Friday night at Eldora Speedway, Justin Grant continued his hot season as he again parked the Sam McGhee machine in USAC victory lane.

Parker Price-Miller has gotten hot the last couple of weeks, and that was on full display during Sunday’s World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series event. After winning with the MOWA at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, PPM returned to the track on Sunday and defeated the Outlaws to score his first ever series win using KSE Racing Products. The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ was also in action at Eldora and wins would go to Donny Schatz and Logan Schuchart.

Gio Scelzi has been red hot in California, and on Saturday night he became the youngest ever King of the West Series winner as he executed a last lap, last corner pass at Placerville Speedway to win his first series race via a photo finish.

Brian Brown pocketed his second 410ci win of the year at Knoxville Raceway, Aaron Reutzel scored at Lakeside Speedway, Kerry Madsen captured the Jackson Spring Nationals, Jack Dover won at Park Jefferson Speedway, and Mark Dobmeier hoisted a case of silver at Badlands Motor Speedway after winning the Silver Shootout.

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Gregg Ready For Return to Placerville Speedway Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Coming off of a 13th place finish with the King of the West Series on Saturday night, Andy Gregg is looking forward to getting back to his home track on this week for a night of 360 action on the ¼ mile bullring.

“I thought we had a good car, and were better than a 13th place finish on with the King of the West Series, but a couple of mistakes hurt us late in the race,” Andy Gregg said.

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway 23 410 KWS Fujitsu Racing Series cars checked into the pit area and Gregg timed his GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol Ace Hardware mount in 15th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing seventh during his heat race, Gregg lined the Ice House Resort/CTL Forest Management/ARP Enterprises No. 16 up in the 15th starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

On a slick Placerville Speedway, Gregg was able to work his way forward during the feature event as he battled with DJ Netto and Dominic Scelzi fighting for position inside the Top-10.

A couple of restarts would plague the Diamond Springs, CA driver a little as he would lose some ground and fall back to 13th as he continued to battled on the slick surface.

Racing with Andy Forsberg and Justyn Cox during the race’s closing laps, Gregg would take the Ed Entz checkered flag in the 13th spot.

“We got off to a pretty good start and got up around the 10th spot,” Gregg said. “A couple restarts didn’t go our way and I made a couple of small mistakes and it kept us back in the 13th spot.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Broadband Agreements, Russo Insurance, Kelly Moore Paints, Cal Pro Paint and Construction, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, and MF Inc. for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Gregg will get right back to action this Saturday night as he is set to return to Placerville Speedway.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

FAST ready for first double-header weekend

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

FREMONT, Ohio – For the first time in 2017, the teams chasing the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will compete in back-to-back nights of racing.

It begins Friday, May 19 at Attica Raceway Park for the Eric Phillips 29th Anniversary Classic presented by Kear’s Speed Shop and American Powersports. The FAST 410 feature will pay $3,000 to win while the FAST 305 feature will pay $1,000 to win thanks to Gressman Powersports. This will be the second appearance of 2017 at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant by the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series. Fremont, Ohio’s DJ Foos scored his first 410 sprint win at the track to open the series’ season in April. Because of rain-outs, this will be the initial appearance of 2017 at Attica for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 teams.

The FAST teams head to Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 20 for Root’s Poultry Night. It will be the second appearance of the year at “The Track That Action Built” for both the FAST 410 and 305 teams. Four time FAST champion Byron Reed opened Fremont Speedway’s 2017 season with the victory on April 22 with defending 305 FAST champion Paul Weaver also taking home the victory.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics travelled south Saturday, May 13 to take on the Ohio Sprint Car Series regulars at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. OSCS driver Brandon Wimmer scored the win in the first North vs. South battle of 2017 with FAST point leader DJ Foos finishing second and OSCS member Danny Smith third. FAST competitor Lee Jacobs scored a fourth place finish with series’ regulars Chris Andrews sixth, Duane Zablocki, seventh, Brian Lay 12, Shawn Valenti, 13, Dan McCarron, 15 and Tyler Gunn 16.

“The FAST teams held their own very well at Atomic. We look forward to the OSCS teams coming to Fremont Speedway on May 27th. Once again, it showcases the incredible talent we have in Ohio,” said Rich Farmer, FAST President.

With three races in the books Foos holds a one point lead over Zablocki in the point standings for All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics. Reed and Andrews are tied for third, only eight points out while Gunn sits in fifth just nine points from the title. Sixth through 13th in the standings are Adam Kekich, Stuart Brubaker, Lay, Valenti, McCarron, Jody Keegan, Trey Jacobs and Lee Jacobs.

In the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, Weaver leads John Ivy, the latest Fremont winner, by just five markers. John’s daughter, Kelsey Ivy, is third only 10 points out with two time FAST champion Nate Dussel fourth and Ricky Peterson rounding out the top five. Another former FAST champion, Bobby Clark is sixth in the standings followed by Kevin Mingus, Jason Keckler, Alvin Roepke and rookie Chase Dunham rounding out the top 10.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 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 2017 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 and the Pub 400 of Fremont

 

 

39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals hit the track for World of Outlaws at Jackson Motorplex, June 1-3

JACKSON, Minn. — May 17, 2017 —The 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is just around the corner, Thursday, June 1, Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as part of the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals will be the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS), the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) and Nebraska 360 Sprint Series, along with the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars.

The 39th Annual Jackson Nationals will be capped by a $25,000-to-win feature event for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday, June 3. All three divisions of sprint cars will take part in complete race programs each of the three nights of the event.

Kerry Madsen is the defending winner of the AGCO Jackson Nationals, while Daryn Pittman won the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the half-mile in 2016. Pittman, who has two career wins at the Jackson Motorplex, was victorious over Madsen and Shane Stewart. Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion, also has a pair of victories at the half-mile in his career. Joey Saldana is a past winner as well in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition at the Jackson Motorplex.

The list of winners of the AGCO Jackson Nationals over the last 38 years is filled with legends of the sport. Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won the event in 1988. Fellow Hall of Famer Doug Wolfgang, won it four times. Bobby Allen, another Hall of Famer and a current World of Outlaws car owner, is a past winner of the Jackson Nationals, as is Bobby Davis Jr., the 1989 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion.

Jason Johnson, who has a pair of wins this season in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition, won the AGCO Jackson Nationals in 2011. Other past winners of the AGCO Jackson Nationals include Terry McCarl (two wins), Brian Brown, Wayne Johnson and Dusty Zomer among others.

Following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series full-time in 2017 is a stout field of drivers. Along with Schatz, Pittman, Saldana, Stewart and Johnson is David Gravel, who has five wins and is second in points, Brad Sweet, who has three victories and sits third in the current standings. Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and Greg Wilson are all back on the road again this season. The next generation of drivers is led by Logan Schuchart, who has a pair of wins to date in 2017. Schuchart’s Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen is competing full-time with the Outlaws in 2017, as is teenager Clyde Knipp from Missouri. A pair of rookie contenders are on the road this year, led by Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio, as well as Brent Marks from Pennsylvania.

A strong contingent of “invaders” is set to battle the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, including defending winner Kerry Madsen, as well as his brother Ian, along with former winner Brian Brown and Mark Dobmeier among others.

Tickets for the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, along with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS), Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS), Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Cars at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, Thursday, June 1, Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. Three-day ticket packages are available as well as individual, single night tickets.

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DONNY SCHATZ

Historic Rivalry Renews This Week as Outlaws Take On Pennsylvania Posse

INDIANAPOLIS (May 17, 2017) – It’s the first of three trips inside hostile territory this week for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and the rest of the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series regulars. Schatz and the TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team will square of with the famed “Pennsylvania Posse” three times in the next four nights before venturing to New York to cap a busy week of action for “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Schatz, the eight-time and reigning WoO champion, leads the contingent of 15 WoO regulars into central Pennsylvania, a region that boasts the toughest group of teams the Outlaws face each year. The driver of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J will look to carry the torch again for the traveling regulars, starting with tonight’s Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown. Last May, Schatz tallied one for the Outlaws in their battle with the Posse at Lincoln by leading the 30-lap A-Feature from start to finish. Following the Gettysburg Clash, the Outlaws will travel to historic Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg for the two-night NAPA/NGK Spark Plug Williams Grove Morgan Cup on Friday and Saturday night.

In each of the previous 39 seasons, the Outlaws have embarked on trips inside The Keystone State seeking the opportunity to take not only the prize money, but bragging rights in what has become a very heated rivalry. For the past 20 WoO campaigns, Schatz has seen the rivalry at its best. He scratched and clawed his way into the main event fields as a teenager and splashed onto the scene with his first victory on the biggest stage, the 2000 Williams Grove National Open. And he has been putting his stamp on the rivalry ever since, totaling 24 of his 238 career WoO A-Feature triumphs in Pennsylvania. He has 19 career wins at Williams Grove, including five National Open triumphs at the historic half-mile, dirt oval.

He’ll return to Lincoln Speedway Wednesday as the defending Gettysburg Clash winner after scoring his initial win at the 3/8-mile, semi-banked dirt oval. The win came in his seventh career start at the track and his quest for victory had the locals on their feet throughout as Schatz led from the pole and fended off hometown hero Danny Dietrich to score the win. The outcome was a reversal of Schatz’s previous best finish of second in May 2012, when he chased Dietrich lap after lap but wasn’t able to get around him.

After a rough start at Williams Grove during his first two seasons on tour in 1997 and 1998, Schatz has learned to love racing there. A podium finish in May 1999 changed his fortune, and the Fargo, North Dakota resident has been very successful in his 103 career starts at the track. His 15 wins in full WoO point shows are the most of any track where the Outlaws compete and his 19 career wins at the track ties him for 20th all-time at the historic speed plant. He’s had his share of success in May at the track, scoring a preliminary triumph in 2001, a weekend sweep in 2007, victories in 2013 and 2015, when he scored his most recent victory there. Last season, he finished in the top-five in all four Williams Grove starts.

This rivalry has added juice this weekend with the Morgan Cup on the line Saturday night. Not only does the A-Feature event pay an extra $5,000 to the winner, but also bragging rights for either the Outlaws or the Posse. The traveling trophy will reside either at the speedway for another year if a Pennyslvania driver comes out the winner, or if Schatz has his way, he’ll take the trophy back to Charlotte to the “World Racing Headquarters” until next year.

In each of the past two seasons, the Outlaws have ventured north to Weedsport Speedway in Central New York following their first run through central Pennsylvania and will again this week. The results have been the same both times, but getting to that outcome has been a bit different. Schatz had a flag-to-flag victory in 2015 when the Outlaws returned to the 3/8-mile dirt oval for the first time since 1993. Last May, Schatz started ninth and methodically worked his way to the front, ultimately passing Logan Schuchart for the lead on lap 30 en route to his seventh win of the season.

The TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team is looking to continue a strong month of May in which it has three wins in five starts, including last Saturday night’s victory in the #LetsRaceTwo finale at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Heading into this week’s action, Schatz leads the WoO championship standings with 3,252 points on the strength of his series-leading nine victories and 16 top-five finishes. He leads David Gravel by 74 points through 23 of 91 scheduled nights of racing.

Race fans unable to attend this week’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video for all four races this week is available through pay-per-view, or fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information.

Wednesday at Lincoln, the pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. EDT with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, call (717) 624-2755, or visit www.LincolnSpeedway.com.

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. EDT with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For more details and ticket information, call the track at (717) 679-5000 or visit www.williamsgrove.com

Sunday at Weedsport, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. EDT with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6 p.m. Visit weedsportspeedway.com or call 315-834-3067 to get more information.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg. Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J:

It’s round one of the Outlaws’ annual battle with the Pennsylvania Posse. Forty years ago, when the late Ted Johnson started the WoO, this was the type of rivalry he could have only dreamed would evolve. How much do you enjoy carrying on the Outlaw tradition when venturing into Pennsylvania? 


“The energy in the stands that you see when we race at Lincoln and Williams Grove I’m pretty sure is exactly what Ted dreamed of back when this all started. I have vivid memories of Ted taking me for golf-cart rides around Williams Grove, talking to me about what it meant to be an Outlaw. This is a fan’s sport, and everyone has their teams and they let you know about it. It gets everyone excited for sure. You have to channel that because it’s still about the racing. Racing with the Outlaws every night is the toughest group of cars in the country, so you are prepared for just about anything. The guys who run regionally there in Pennsylvania have top-notch equipment, and there are a lot of guys who have been out on the Outlaw tour at some point in their careers, and certainly a lot of guys who run with us quite a bit. It’s a great challenge for us to race on their home turf where they have already raced five or six times this year. We want to win every night and that starts with being prepared. I’m fortunate Tony (Stewart) has surrounded me with a group of guys – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti – who are the most competitive people I’ve ever been around. They work together tirelessly to continue improving things. Tony and the staff at TSR also work hard to keep partners like Arctic Cat and Ford Performance involved in this sport and we’re off to a good start with them. These are the types of weeks Ted certainly would be proud of. I’m just fortunate to be part of it all.”

Following three nights of racing in Pennsylvania, you will return to Weedsport Speedway Sunday to close out the weekend. That’s been a good thing the past two years with you scoring wins each year. What’s the biggest difference racing at places like Lincoln and Williams Grove and then going to Weedsport?

“It starts with the track having a very unique shape. You carry all of that speed into turn one, then it opens up into that sweeping back stretch. It’s a unique place, for sure. You have to be aggressive but be able to be patient, also. Every track has its own personality. It’s about adapting to it as quickly as you can. Racing at Lincoln and Williams Grove, you have all the energy from the rivalry and the way those tracks change. It’s a fun challenge for us and we’re hoping to continue our run up at Weedsport.”

 

 

Bailey Goldesberry – Catching a Brake!

(Bill W) May 17, 2017 – Bailey Goldesberry was back in action last weekend at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois and the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. A couple of mechanical issues arose, but fortunately they were caught before weekend’s end. The Springfield, Illinois driver will be ready to go again this Saturday in West Burlington.

After a forgettable event at Lincoln Speedway a week ago Friday, Bailey was set for Jacksonville and Burlington last weekend. “The ride home from Lincoln wasn’t a good one,” she admits. “It turned out we had a couple of issues with the car from that race that came up this past weekend and we didn’t know about.”

She would start off in Jacksonville Friday. “The track was off from all the rain,” says Bailey. “It had been rained on and dried out, rained on a dried out, and it was just super dry when we got out there. Also, the POWRi midgets and micros were there, so it was just a different track. We ended up fifth.”

Starting at the back of the feature, Bailey would struggle with a brake issue. “We ended up eleventh,” she says. “We missed the setup for that to. We were the last feature of the night and it was just slick from the bottom to the wall. I was having brake issues that we ended up fixing Saturday morning.”

It turns out that the brakes were just one issue. “We fixed a couple parts that we had broken at Lincoln that we hadn’t known about,” says Bailey. “The ram in the wing slider was bent, so that was affecting our wing angle. Also, I had wondered why it felt like I hadn’t had any brakes at Jacksonville. It turned out the brake rotor was bent. When it came around, it would push the calipers apart. You’d have to pump it up to get brakes again. That doesn’t work too well.”

Things went much better at 34 Raceway, but the track was again tricky for Bailey. “At Burlington, we started fourth in our heat and ended up running third,” she says. “We misjudged the track a little for the feature. It ended up blowing off more than we thought that it would. There was pretty much just one groove and we just missed the setup again. We ended up eleventh.”

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Back-up plan pays dividends for Pokorski Motorsports

By Jeff Pederson – Pedal Down Promotions

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 17, 2017 - After suffering through one of the most disappointing opening nights in the 25-year history of Pokorski Motorsports, Paul Pokorski and his team roared back to life in a big way in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing action at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wisconsin Saturday, May 13.
With the team's 2016 Maxim temporarily on the sidelines in the wake of a hard crash on opening night May 6, Pokorski climbed back behind the wheel of his trusty 2011 J&J back-up car and promptly posted a strong third-place finish in the 25-lap A PDTR Sprint Car A main.
Pokorski opened the evening with a sterling runner-up performance in the second Sprint Car heat race. After starting sixth, Pokorski wasted no time in making a charge to the front of the field. A daring high move on the opening lap of the 10-lap race pushed the 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion past Bill Taylor and Kevin Karnitz into fourth.
Pokorski then executed a low move to work past Josh Teunissen into third place on lap 2. After a caution for Teunissen's stalled car bunched the field on lap 5, Pokorski powered around Chris Clayton on the restart to take over second behind race leader Tim Haddy.
The sterling run in the heat race put Pokorski on the outside of the front row for the A-main. On the opening lap, Pokorski fell in behind polesitter Lance Fassbender and fourth starter Shane Wenninger on lap 1.
As track conditions began to deteriorate with rubber laid down, Pokorski held his own in the top three. On lap 15, Brandon McMullen dove under Pokorski in turn one to drop the West Bend 25-year veteran driver to fourth .
Three laps later, Fassbender stopped on the backstretch, which vaulted Pokorski back to third. Pokorski held on over the final seven laps to secure a strong podium finish, behind runner-up Brandon McMullen and race winner Shane Wenninger.
"I was a little unsure how the switch of cars would go," Pokorski said. "The way the car worked in the heat race made me feel much better."
Pokorski Motosports Crew Chief Dave Schultz said the track changed more than the team anticipated for the A main.
"We changed gears before the A main, which turned out to be a mistake," Schultz said. "Everyone did the same thing as we did though, so we can't feel too bad. No one was thinking that the track would take rubber like it did. That's just racing on a dirt track."
Pokorski is aiming to get the team's primary car back on track soon.
"We will be working this week on the other chassis that was repaired quickly thanks to R&H Enterprises and get it ready for either this week or the following week for sure," he said.
This Saturday the team will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth this Saturday, May 20 for the third race of the 2017 season. Racing begins at 6 p.m.
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Acme Armature Works Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Acme Armature Works Inc. of Sheboygan as a new sponsor for the 2017 racing season.
Acme Armature Works Inc. debuted last September when Chad Bahrs purchased Sheboygan Armature Works. Located at 2727 North 21st St. in Sheboygan, Acme Armature Works specializes in electrical and servo motor repair and sales for industrial and commercial customers.
Bahrs, who resides in Elkhart Lake with his wife Jamie and three children, describes Acme Armature Works as a one-stop electrical apparatus service shop.
“We specialize in all types of electric motors, spindles, servo motors, and electro-mechanical devices for industrial, commercial and agricultural customers,” Bahrs said. “We are a factory-authorized warranty service center for a wide range of manufactures. We also offer value-added services such as an in-house machine shop, computerized precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis, predictive/preventative maintenance, welding and light fabricating.”
When it comes to diagnosing problems, providing proper repair analysis and delivering top-notch service for servo motors, Acme’s repair team boasts over 100 years of combined experience working with a wide selection of complex motor systems.
“We specialize in fast, accurate repair, rewind and re-manufacture of all brands of servo motors,” Bahrs said. “During our repair process, every encoder or all feedback devices are checked for proper signals and alignment
Acme Armature Works is PDTA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) and EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) certified. In addition, Acme recently earned the Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100-2015) accreditation.
Bahrs says Acme’s ability to provide unique in-shop services sets it apart among its competition.
“I think the fact that we do balancing, machine work and welding in our shop sets us apart,” Bahrs said. “We have the ability to do blower wheel balancing, provide a wide range of machine work and weld cast iron, which you don’t see in every other shop.”
Acme Armature Works also sells many makes and models of electric and servo motors.
We invite you to contact Acme Armature Works Inc. via email at info@acmearmature.com, by calling the 24-hour service line at 920-452-3389 or visiting www.acmearmature.com.
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For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.

2017 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, May 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA)
Saturday, May 27 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA)
Sunday, May 28 – 141 Speedway in Francis Creek (IRA)
2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 2
MSA events – 2
IRA events - 0
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Carson McCarl – Knoxville Cruise Sets Up Busy Week!

(Bill W) May 17, 2017 – Carson McCarl and the Jeremy Scadden Construction #6 team roared to a podium finish at the Knoxville Raceway last Saturday night. Starting tonight, the team plans three events this week. The Altoona, Iowa driver will try for his third Sprint Invaders win at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa tonight. The team will get back to MSTS action this weekend at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa Friday and Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, South Dakota Saturday.

A strong 33-car field signed in at Knoxville, and despite a late pill, Carson timed in well. “We got our fresh Moyle (Racing Engines) back this week, and it ran great,” he says. “We went out a little late in qualifying, but we were able to lay down some decent laps and time in eighth quick.”

He started fifth in his heat. “With the point system at Knoxville, you have to go forward every time you’re on the track,” says Carson. “We were able to drive up to third and that was good enough to start third in the feature.”

Carson rode the cushion in third behind Matt Covington and Calvin Landis. “I needed to move down to the bottom in three and four a little earlier,” he says. “(Ryan) Giles got by me, and I didn’t know what to think. He’s always on the bottom, and I didn’t know if my car would be as good as his down there. I felt good on the top.”

He stayed up top until traffic came. “I didn’t want to go down there and miss it,” says Carson. “I knew a lot of good cars were behind us like (Clint) Garner and (Cap Henry). I kept ripping the cushion and we got to traffic. I was able to catch Covington, and I didn’t have any choice but to go low in three and four. The car stuck down there beautifully. I was disappointed that I hadn’t gone down there ten laps previous.”

Carson would emerge third after a good race. “Covington and I had a good battle,” he says. “I think we slid each other in one and two three or four times. We were finally able to make it stick on the white flag lap and we came home third.”

Hindsight is 20/20. “Looking back, you know it’s easy,” says Carson. “The top just felt so good. It was rough, and you had to be aggressive. I like getting up on the wheel. We have some good power, so it felt good up there. The next time we go to Knoxville, I’ll be able to learn from this one.”

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The Official Website for Sprint Car Driver Carson McCarl www.carsonmccarl.com Carson McCarl topped a talented 33-car field on a demanding racetrack to take the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders feature event at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa ...

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Carson would like to thank his partners: Jeremy Scadden Construction, Ezlinger Electric, Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, DeBerg Concrete, Rens Trucking, Burnett’s Rock & Landscaping, Terra Realty and TNT Golf Cars.

 

 

Kaley Gharst – Back in the Saddle!

(Bill W) May 17, 2017 – Kaley Gharst and the Sandvig #7 racing team returned to action for the first time in almost two months last Friday and Saturday night. After finishing 14th at the Jackson Motorplex Spring Nationals in Minnesota Friday, they contended for a top five at Badlands Motor Speedway’s Folkens Bros. Trucking “Silver Shootout” before checkering eighth. This Saturday, the team is planning on towing to Knoxville Raceway.

The team’s last action was Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas back in March. “We were kind of waiting on the 410 stuff to start, and we were rained out a time or two,” says Kaley. “We weren’t the greatest at Jackson Friday. We were off in hot laps. We were a little better in time trials and qualified fifth in our group.”

The Decatur, Illinois driver finished fifth in his heat, locking him into a 17th starting spot for the main event. “We moved up a little bit in the feature,” says Kaley. “We were able to move up to 14th. We started out with some used tires and it started taking rubber about ten laps in. We were just staying in line and trying to keep the tires under us and get a finish. We were able to do that.”

Saturday’s “Silver Shootout” in South Dakota saw Kaley start out well. “We started off pretty decent,” he says. “We timed in seventh quick, despite being a little tight. We might have been a few spots better if we were a little freer, but for our first short track run of the season, that was pretty good.”

He started outside row one in his heat. “We had a decent start,” says Kaley. “TK (Tim Kaeding) was on the pole and we ran the first two or three laps side by side. We got to the lead on the top and I started seeing Tim underneath me. I stayed up top with a lapped car coming that was down there. Tim got to him a little sooner than I could, and I got hung in the middle. That let he and (Mark) Dobmeier by us and we ended up third in the heat.”

The event used a point system combining qualifying and heat points, and Kaley ended up just short of the redraw. “We missed the redraw by a half point and started ninth in the feature,” he says. “The car was really good early on. We were up to sixth, and we were running down Ryan Bickett for fifth. There were just so many cautions, and our tires were cooling down. It would take a few laps to get going forward again. We were loose on the starts until we got about five laps in. At the end, we let (Danny) Lasoski and (Justin) Henderson by us and we ended up eighth.”

He was glad the race ended when it did. “I was glad it was 30 laps and not 35,” says Kaley. “We just got looser and looser. Still, it was a good finish for our first race on a short track this year. We’re excited to get to Knoxville.”

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Kaley and the Sandvig #7 team would like to thank A+ Power Washing, DeBerg Flooring, Paplow Harvesting and Trucking of Worthington, Minnesota, Morton Buildings and Jamie Brosnahan of Spencer, Iowa and Hinchman Racewear!

 

 

TRI-STATE CHALLENGE: CJB & Gravel Come Up One Spot Short in Repeat Bid Outlaws swing through northeast for the first time in 2017

CARLISLE, PA. - May 16, 2017 - David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team were coming into a triple header weekend with a great deal of confidence. The Pennsylvania based team had scored a podium finish in their most recent race at 81 Speedway near Park City, Kan. and were looking for more.

Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio hosts the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for a total of six nights in 2017. The first two, Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th, paired the tour with the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series. Gravel and the #5 team timed in 14th on Friday night, gained two spots in their heat and lined up 6th for the main event.

"Track was kind of slick during qualifying so we didn't do so well," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We got the job done in the heat race, though. Lost the handle a little bit in the dash. We weren't good early on. A lengthy red helped us as Barry tuned up our machine and we were a lot better from there."

(Click here for highlights from Tri-State Speedway.)

Gravel and company returned the following night for another round with the high-banked, half-mile oval. The #5 car went to 8th on the speed charts in time trials, finished 3rd in the heat race and started 7th in the main event.

"We qualified one spot out of the top 6," said Gravel. "So that got us a third place start in the heat race. We started 7th in the feature it was just one of those nights where we totally missed it. Starts and restarts killed us and that put that behind us. Those kinds of nights are rare for us so we learned from it and put it behind us."

With Eldora in their rearview mirror, the team made its' way to Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Ind. for a make-up date race. The CJB crew was trying for four wins in a row at the Indiana bull ring and were off to a good start by timing in sixth before winning their heat race and the Craftsman Club dash.

"We rebounded well," said Gravel "We timed in well, won the heat race, got the dash draw we needed and won the dash. I tried to pace myself since it was a 40-lap race. Parker (Price-Miller) and Sheldon (Haudenschild) could work the cushion better than us and that allowed those guys to get away from us a little bit. We settled for second."

The team now heads to their home base as events at Lincoln Speedway (Wednesday, May 17th), Williams Grove Speedway (Friday, May 19th & Saturday May 20th) and Weedsport Speedway (Sunday May 21st) are up next on the schedule.

"It's a very busy," said Gravel, who currently sits second in the series standings. "It'll be interesting for everyone with the first PA swing. Everyone will get a chance to see where the stack up. We were pretty fast at the Grove and Lincoln last year. We're pp for the challenge and we like our chances or getting the job done. We want to build off of our podium finish at Weedsport last year and hopefully get a win there."

BOX SCORE: Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led Eldora 14 4 2 3 6 6 6 0 Eldora 7 3 3 7 14 0 Tri-State 6 2 1 2 1 1 2 5

2017 STATS:

Events: 28

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 6

Top-5's: 17

Top-10's: 23

Heat Race Wins: 6

Dash Wins: 4

Average Time Trial: 8.7

Average A-main finish: 6.0

Total Laps Led: 123

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Showtime: Team Turner Racing Set For Ohsweken Opener

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – May 16, 2017 – Team Turner Racing completed a successful Test and Tune session at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday night and the team is now preparing for opening night at the Six Nations track this Friday night.

The open test session at the big 3/8-mile oval last Friday night gave the Turner clan their first chance on the speedway since the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals last September.

“It really helps,” Jamie Turner, driver of the Charlie Bee Honey No.11, said of the test night. “I don’t know about the other guys, but I get rusty. We raced a couple of weeks ago at Merrittville, but it was still nice to come out here and do some laps.”

While all three Team Turner Racing drivers are veterans in Ohsweken’s 360 Sprint Car division, the extra track time is always beneficial, said Cory Turner, driver of the KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97.

“Seat time’s always good,” Cory said. “I would test every day of the week if I had the resources and time. I still have a thousand things I want to try on the car. I tried a couple of them tonight and I think we found something that we can really relate to our car going forward.”

The night also provided an opportunity to work out any final kinks before the points chase begins on May 19. One final shake down of the car can go a long way towards a successful opening night, said Ryan Turner, who pilots the Ace’s Bar & Grill No.91.

“We were really happy with tonight,” Ryan said. “We finally had the car working in full fashion. We had engine problems earlier in the year and we finally got those put aside. The car was quick all night. I tried a couple of different things and I’m happy with what we had.”

Ohsweken is widely regarded as one of the premier dirt track facilities in the Northeast. Racing at such a facility makes it easy for the Turner team to get excited for the return to their home track this week.

“When we have a home track like Ohsweken, it’s always good to get back,” Ryan said. “Hopefully we have three fast cars and we put ourselves on the podium.”

“This place is so fun to race at,” echoed Jamie. “It’s such a great facility and the track is in such great shape. It’s a real racing track. It has a high side; it has a low side and even a middle. We always look forward to coming here.”

Each Team Turner Racing driver has at least one race under their belt entering opening night, which has helped the team get in sync for Ohsweken’s championship opener. All three drivers believe they have what it takes to contend for a title this season.

“I would definitely like to be in the top-five,” Ryan said of his year-end points goal.” As a team, we’ve definitely gotten better and better with more knowledge. We have an awesome bunch of guys.”

“I’m lucky I have a real good crew behind me and a great pile of sponsors,” Jamie said. “With all their help, we’re looking forward to a real good year.”

Race time for the 22nd Season Opener at Ohsweken Speedway is 7:30pm on Friday, May 19. For Team Turner Racing’s full schedule of events, visit www.teamturnerracing.ca.

SEASON STATS

11 Jamie Turner – 1 Start: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 0 Top-10s 91 Ryan Turner – 2 Starts: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 0 Top-10s 97 Cory Turner – 2 Starts: 0 Wins, 2 Top-5s, 2 Top-10s

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"71st Opening Night at Angell Park Speedway - May 21”
“All Stars & IRA Sprint Cars, Badger Midgets, Legends on race slate”

By Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., May 16---The most diversified schedule in the seventy-one year history of Angell Park Speedway begins Sunday Night May 21. The event is the first of the eleven-race season at the popular 1/3-mile clay oval.
Sunday’s “The “Sprint Spectacular with Tony Stewart” features The Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) and The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Stewart will compete in the sprint car portion of the event, marking his first driving appearance at the track since July 7, 2002.
The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association will appear at all eleven events, with various other divisions (see schedule below) racing each night. The Wisconsin Dirt Racing Legends Association will be the third division competing on Sunday. Grandstand seating opens at 4:30 pm; practice at 6:00 pm; racing to follow.
Other sanctioning bodies competing during the season at the track include: POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Dirt Kings Late Model Series, Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Car Series, MSA 360 Winged Sprint Car Series, Wisconsin Vintage Racing Series & Vintage Racing of Illinois, and Vintage Modified Association. The return of the popular Monster Truck Throwdown will again be a two-day event on June 24-25.

Here are some points of interest for this weekend’s opener:
---Billy Wood and Kevin Olson each have five Angell Park Speedway (APS) opening night feature victories to lead all drivers. Other multiple winners include: Keith Thomas with four wins. Miles Melius, Kevin Doty, Dan Boorse, and Jerry Coons with three each. Two-time winners are: Boyd Calvert, Marty Davis, Davey Ray, Brad Kuhn and Scott Hatton.

---Five of the last thirteen years the APS opening night feature winner has also won the Badger Championship: Scott Hatton (2004), Brad Kuhn (2006 & 07), Bubba Altig (2011) and Christopher Bell (2014).

---Ten times opening night has suffered a rain-out forcing postponement to the next available race night.

2017 Angell Park Speedway Schedule
May 21: IRA & All Star Sprints, Badger Midgets, Legends
May 28: Badger Midgets & Micros, Wis. Wingless Sprints, Vintage Stock Cars
June 11: Badger Midgets, MSA 360 Sprints, Legends, Dirt Kings Late Models
June 18: IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets, Legends
June 24: Monster Truck Throwdown Night One
June 25: Monster Truck Throwdown Night Two
July 2: Badger Midgets & Micros, Legends, Dirt King Late Models
July 9: 36th annual Pepsi Nationals- POWRi Nat’l Midgets & Badger Midgets plus Wis. Wingless Sprints, Legends and Budweiser Fireworks after races
July 16: Norm Nelson Classic – IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets, Legends
July 30: Badger Midgets & Micros, MSA 360 Sprints,Legends
Aug 13: Badger Midgets, Wis. Wingless Sprints, MSA 360 Sprints, Legends
Aug 20: Miller Lite Cornfest – IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets, Legends
Sep 3: Kevin Doty Classic– Badger Midgets & Micros, Wis. Wingless Sprints, and Vintage Mods
 

 

 

Big Trophy Night on tap at Placerville Speedway this Saturday May 20

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – May 16, 2017…The Red Hawk Casino championship point season fires back off this Saturday May 20 with an exciting four division program set to commence on “Big Trophy Night” at the Placerville Speedway.

The Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks will all be vying for one of the special five-foot tall perpetual trophies handed out to the winners. In addition to the three speedway regulars the traveling Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association will also be on hand during the night.

A healthy field of Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars is expected to convene at the Placerville Speedway this weekend, including the first start of the season by reigning champion Mason Moore of Princeton. The driver of the Friends & Family Racing X1 captured three victories last year en route to his first career track title. Moore is also the defending winner of Big Trophy Night and hopes to take home the award once again come Saturday.

Five-time track champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn will also be in competition aboard the potent C&M Motorsports No. 7c machine. “Mr. Excitement” is always a driver to beat whenever he signs in at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile. After coming within inches of a victory last weekend with KWS-NARC, Roseville’s Sean Becker will look to find redemption this Saturday at the helm of the M&M Structures No. 35 sprinter. The “Shark” earned a pair of wins last season in the Dan Monhoff owned machine.

Most recent Thompson’s Auto Group Winged Sprint Car winner Greg Decaires will be gunning to keep the invaders out of victory lane however. The Elk Grove veteran sits atop the standings with two rounds complete, as he searches for a fifth track title aboard the Dale Miller Plumbing No. 4sa mount. Placerville’s own Jimmy Trulli has had a successful start to the season and finds himself second in the standings. Trulli has earned second and fifth place finishes in the first two races respectively.

Additional drivers expected this Saturday will include opening round winner Justyn Cox of Clarksburg, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Fair Oak’s Jake Morgan, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Calistoga’s Mike Benson, Shingle Springs Justin Johnson, Placerville’s Andy Gregg, CJ Humphreys and Cody Fendley, Wilton’s Matt Peterson, Napa’s Kirt Organ and Chris Masters, Citrus Height’s DJ and Dustin Freitas, Sacramento’s Matt Barber, Oakdale’s Shawn Conde and more.

The Ltd. Late Models have featured three different winners in as many races this year with Ray Trimble, Matt Micheli and Ryan McDaniel all scooping up victories thus far. Mike and Tyler Lightfoot, Tim Tilford, Eddie Gardner and Ken Micheli will be some of the drivers hoping to make it four different winners in four races on Saturday. Tyler Lightfoot goes into this weekend looking to defend his Big Trophy Night win from last season.

Reigning Pure Stock Big Trophy Night winner Dan Jinkersen earned his second win of the year on May 6 and will be searching to make it three out of four this weekend. Ray Trimble earned the victory on April 29, while defending track champion Nick Baldwin captured the special non-point show last Saturday. Scott Grunert, Jason Palmer, Rick Grunert and Jay Bryant will all look to find victory lane this week.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association is geared up to make their second Placerville Speedway visit of the season on Saturday. Ryan Winter picked up the victory during the most recent appearance on April 29 over Shawn Jones, Danny Wagner, Scott Dahlgren and Kevin Bender.

Our friends from the Capital Quarter Midget Association will also be at the track Saturday with cars on display and information on how people can get involved. The Rio Linda based Capitol QMA has given a number of racers their start from an early age including four-time NASCAR Cup champion Jeff Gordon.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus and juniors 12-15 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6 and those under 6 will be free. The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm.

A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5pm, qualifying scheduled to begin around 5:30pm and heat races expected to fire-off at 6pm.

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

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

Join over 8800 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 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 Placerville Speedway 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 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday May 20: “Big Trophy Night” Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars Saturday June 3: Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites Saturday June 10: Thompson’s Auto Group Fan Appreciation Day: Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | Mini Trucks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars (pit party with cars on display and drivers available for autographs)

 

 

Hoosier Hundred Rookie Contender From…North Carolina?

By Danny Burton

The Tar Heel state may be known for stock car racing, but open wheel racers from North Carolina aren’t the most common sight at an open wheel event, let along the Hoosier 100. But it looks like a North Carolina native, Johnny Petrozelle from Denton, North Carolina, will be traveling to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the USAC Silver Crown annual Hoosier 100 on May 25.

Petrozelle, who will turn 27 on the day before the race, has been involved with racing since age 11, starting in WKA Champ Karts. He is a third-generation racer, with both of his grandfathers passing on the love of fast cars to the next generation. One grandfather owned a car, was a promoter, and published a racing publication that covered open wheel racing in Florida, as well as the East Coast. The other raced stock cars and midgets.

As noted, there was no open wheel presence in North Carolina, so Petrozelle began racing in the Allison Legacy Series, wheeling four-cylinder stock cars built and run by the famous NASCAR family. From there, he began a long association with Trevor Boys, a Canadian racer who had raced with NASCAR off and on through the 80s. Johnny drove the Boys open wheel modified on pavement for a few years.

“In 2012, the modified series went defunct. Trevor called me and said he had an old Gambler sprint car and if I could find anywhere to race it, he would let me keep it,” said Petrozelle. Not only did he keep it, Petrozelle raced the sprinter in a new sprint car series begun by Ray Evernham that same year.

“Ray wanted to promote sprint car racing in North Carolina. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I could race in the same discipline as my grandfathers and father had.”

In recent years Petrozelle has divided his time running sprints on dirt and pavement with the MustSee Sprint Series. But in 2016 he aligned himself with car owner Curt Cornell. A Silver Crown car was purchased from Hoosier car owner/superwrench Mike Dutcher and plans were made for Johnny to come north and race in the 2017 season’s opener at Terre Haute.

Petrozelle noted, “We made a ton of adjustments and we ended up 12th quick. During the race, I hooked a rut in turn three after about 30 laps and spun. I came back to finish 11th.”

Yet another impressive side of this young man is his sense of history. “My next race is the Hoosier 100. Probably the coolest part of Silver Crown racing is the history behind each track and event. We are entering all six dirt shows this year and are trying to figure out how to run the whole tour next year.”

With an awareness and attitude like that, especially from a racer from a place where stock cars rule, Johnny Petrozelle will be a welcome addition to the 2017 Hoosier 100 starting lineup.

On Thursday, May 25, fans will make the short trek to the east and the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the 63rd running of the Hoosier Hundred. The 100-mile race features the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series and, new this year, the Mid-American Stock Car Series. Not only does the Hoosier Hundred have a rich history, the Mid-American Stock Car competitors are looking forward to their first visit at the huge event.

Hoosier Hundred pit gates will open at 12:00, grandstands at 3:00, hotlaps start at 5:00, racing begins for Mid-Am at 7:00, with the Hoosier 100 scheduled for an 8:00 green flag. Reserved seating is available for the Hoosier Hundred by calling the Track Enterprises office, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, or through Ticketmaster. Reserved seats for adults are being sold for $25 presale or $30 at the gate. Infield tickets will be available for $15 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

For more information on any of the events, visit www.trackenterprises.com, www.usacracing.com, or call the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

 

 

Geared Up: Cory TurnerSet To Begin Ohsweken Championship Hunt

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – May 16, 2017 – After a weekend off from active competition, Cory Turner got his feet wet again during Ohsweken Speedway’s Test and Tune session on Friday night. Turner prepared for the opening night showdown on May 19 with a trio of practice sessions at the fast 3/8-mile oval.

“I was just trying to hit my marks here at Ohsweken again,” Turner said. “I haven’t been out here since the Nationals last year. We’ve been racing other places, but this place is pretty unique. It has big sweeping corners, but it’s not quite as tight as Merrittville or Fulton. You carry a lot more speed, a lot more momentum, so it’s a little bit different.”

While Turner is an Ohsweken Sprint Car veteran, the seat time that the Test and Tune session affords drivers is always beneficial, he said.

“Seat time is always good,” Turner said. “I would test every day of the week if I had the resources and time. I still have a thousand things I want to try on the car. I tried a couple of them tonight and I think we found something that we can really relate to our car going forward.”

Turner is looking forward to opening night at Ohsweken aboard his KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless Hill’s Racing No.97. Even after several years at Ohsweken, Turner is still excited to start a new season at his home track.

“You always want to come out ‘guns a blazin’ for the home opener,” Turner added. “You want to win that one. It gets the monkey off your back early, get a win and things seem to fall into place a lot easier. I know we did it a few years ago in the Street Stock and we just carried that momentum for a couple months. We’ve been racing a few more times than some of the other guys, so hopefully we’re a little bit more well-tuned as a team going into Friday.”

After opening the season with a pair of podium finishes at Merrittville and Fulton speedways, Turner is confident entering the Ohsweken lid lifter that his team is on the right track.

“I love where our team’s at right now,” Turner said. “I think we’re miles ahead of where we were last year. I’m comfortable working with the Hill’s Racing Team. I know the guys. We all know our roles. I’m really looking forward to opening week.”

Race time for the 22nd Ohsweken Speedway Season Opener is 7:30pm. To view Cory Turner’s complete 2017 schedule, visit www.coryturnermotorsports.com.

SEASON STATS Cory Turner – 2 Starts: 0 Wins, 2 Top-5s, 2 Top-10s

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Brandon Wimmer – Win-Win Weekend!

(Bill W) May 16, 2017 – Brandon Wimmer had two big reasons to celebrate last weekend. Not only did he emerge victorious in OSCS vs. FAST sprint car action at Atomic Speedway Saturday night, he and wife Chantel welcome their second child, Kaden, into the world! The Fairmount, Indiana native gave car owner John Shewbrooks his first win in sprint cars, and the team plans to head to Kokomo Speedway in Indiana Friday night to compete with the All Stars.

Brandon and the Shewbrooks #A67 team started the weekend Friday and Eldora with the World of Outlaws. “We were able to qualify well, which gave us a good start,” he says. “We kind of got lucky in the heat race, but we got through, finishing fifth.”

The main event was fast and furious as always on the high banks. “The feature was tough,” says Brandon. “We ended up 20th, but with 35 tough cars in the pits, that’s o.k. We haven’t raced that much this year…I think two or three times. I don’t think there were any other teams towing a flatbed trailer with an Astro van like we are. We have a new Maxim and a new Kistler engine, and John provides me with a great racecar. We are working as hard as anyone and I think it shows.”

That would prove to be the case at Atomic on Saturday with another 35-car “North vs. South” field pitting the Ohio Sprint Car Series with the Fremont/Attica Sprints. “They didn’t qualify,” says Brandon. “We ran second in the heat and that put us in the Dash. We drew the four and ran third.”

Starting inside row two, Brandon would keep pace with leader Danny Smith early on. “The first half of the race, we were able to keep up with them,” he says. “The second half of the race, the setup really kicked in, and we took off.”

A slide-fest ensued with the leader. “We had a really good race with Danny Smith for the lead,” says Brandon. “I think we slid each other a few times. We were finally able to get John a sprint car win. He used to race speedboats for years. He got into sprint cars about five years ago living close to Chillicothe, so it was nice to get him his first sprint car win. Scott Cool turns the wrenches for us. He’s from down there, and used to work with me in the mid-2000’s too. It was good to get a win for all of them. They’re a team that just likes to have fun.”

Brandon’s weekend was far from over. “I got home about three in the morning, and Chantel woke me up about nine on Sunday,” he says. “She said we better get ready. It was time to go to the hospital. By 2:49 p.m., Kaden was born. So it was quite the weekend!”

Brandon is short on sleep and will be for a while, but he’s excited to run Kokomo Sunday. “We haven’t been racing close to home very much, so I’m excited about that,” he says. “We’ll have plenty of family and friends there as long as the rain stays away.”

Watch Brandon’s Winning Run at Atomic…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Cx_-ybxes&feature=share

OSCS-FAST Sprint Car Series Feature from Atomic Speedway, May 13th, 2017. www.youtube.com OSCS-FAST Sprint Car Series Feature from Atomic Speedway, May 13th, 2017.

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Brandon Wimmer www.brandonwimmer.com Brandon Wimmer – Victory at Wilmot! (Bill W) July 5, 2016 – It was a great weekend of racing for Brandon Wimmer and Chris Hartnell’s #48 team in Wisconsin.

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White Pumped for Home Race at Lawton This Weekend With ASCS Red River Region

Inside Line Promotions - HUMBOLDT, Kan. (May 16, 2017) - Harli White has a home race on tap for this weekend.

White is slated to compete this Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region.

"It's close to home, about 45 minutes from my house," she said. "It's like a home track. I love it. I usually do pretty well there. The key is staying out of trouble and moving forward in the heat race. You need a good starting position in the feature at Lawton so you have to do well in the heat race to get yourself in the redraw."

White is looking for a strong night after enduring a sour weekend in Kansas. The action began last Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, where White placed sixth in a heat race.

"We drew a tough, tough heat," she said. "We had our short track engine in and should have had our bigger engine in. A couple of cars got around us in the first corner and pretty much how it shook out after the first lap was how it ended."

That relegated White to start fourth in a B Main.

"I got a bad start in the B Main," she said. "I ran fourth for a while. I passed for third and didn't know the bottom line came in. I got passed down there with a few laps to go."

White ended fourth to miss a transfer by only one position.

The weekend wrapped up on Friday at Humboldt Speedway, where White finished fifth in a heat race before being passed in the closing stage of the B Main for the final transfer.

"We struggled all night long," she said. "From hot laps to the heat race to the B Main we were struggling. The car wasn't reacting like we thought it should. Anything we put to the car it wasn't reacting. We're going to build a new car this week and hopefully things will go smoother at Lawton."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 4 (4).

May 12 - Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region

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 - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

"It is an honor to have Royal Jones and MVT be a part of our team for several years," White said. "He's helped my career tremendously. He's a great guy who loves racing. I'm very honored to have him as a sponsor."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Records Top 10 at Woodhull to Climb to Third in Patriot Sprint Tour Standings

Inside Line Promotions - WOODHULL, N.Y. (May 16, 2017) - Joe Trenca produced arguably his best night of racing this season last Saturday at Woodhull Raceway with the Patriot Sprint Tour.

The Mucci Motorsports driver charged from fifth to win a heat race, which locked him into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, Trenca pulled the second-highest number - seven - to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"We were up to fourth really quickly and I battled with third place for 90 percent of the race," he said. "The track was one lane and didn't slick off. It was dominant on the bottom. We got to traffic and I was sick of following third. I tried rolling the top for a couple of laps. I tried to make something happen and it cost us a few positions. I can't really knock myself for trying. In hindsight with points on the line we should have stayed in fourth."

Trenca lost a couple of positions in the closing laps to place seventh, which tied his season-best result and gives him three straight top-10 finishes in 360ci winged sprint car competition. It also moved Trenca up to third place in the Patriot Sprint Tour American championship standings.

"Overall it was a good night," he said. "Another top 10 with the 360 is great. We're only 21 points out of the lead and only one point out of second. We gained a little."

Trenca will return to Patriot Sprint Tour competition this Friday at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, before competing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge.

"I'm really looking forward to this weekend," he said. "I enjoy racing at both tracks. We've done really well at Raceway 7 and Weedsport is close to home so it should be a great weekend."

Trenca has earned a top-10 finish at Raceway 7 during each of the last three seasons.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, N.Y. - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, with the Patriot Sprint Tour and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

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

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

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Fast Axle, FK Rod Ends, National Parts Peddler, Wilwood Brakes, Weld Wheels, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Three-Race Week Ahead!

(Bill W) May 16, 2017 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team will be busy again this week. They plan to take on the Sprint Invaders at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa Wednesday, the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, and they will run with the All Stars and the IRA at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday. Last week, the Altoona, Iowa driver finished sixth with the ASCS National Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, and ninth at Knoxville.

TMAC started fifth in his ASCS heat at Lakeside Thursday. “We were definitely quick,” he says. “We were two-tenths quicker than the field and we were able to get up to second. The track was up on top pretty much all night long. I was a little tight, but we were still good even on the bottom and middle.”

After drawing a seven to start the feature in row four, the team debated setup. “Carson (McCarl) was there helping Doug (Rankin), Austin (McCarl) and I, and he was noticing the bottom coming in,” says TMAC. “It did come in, and it got heavier and heavier as the race went on. We were just way too tight. It was still a good finish for us running sixth. I didn’t feel too bad, because I think pretty much everyone missed the setup on that one. Carson may have been the smartest one in the bunch.”

TMAC is also gaining some partners in the Kansas City area. “It was fun,” he says. “We like going down there. Kansas City is home to Price Chopper. The Kansas City Breweries Company is another sponsor that helped us, and made it possible for us to come down there. They have KC Lite, KC Lager and KC Malt. It was a lot of fun.”

Qualifying has been a bugaboo the past year or so, but TMAC came out in the last pairing and timed in sixth quick at Knoxville. “The car wasn’t any good, but we were able to pull that time out of somewhere, which was good,” he says. “We would find out after the night was over that we had a shock issue. We don’t have a shock dyno, but Steve (Fitzpatrick) went and checked it afterwards and it wasn’t what it was supposed to be. It was one that was crashed at I-80 and had been run a lot. I feel good about our motor program. We qualified right there with some heavy hitters. We weren’t able to get by any cars in the heat and we ended up back in ninth in the lineup points.”

The shock issue would appear most in the feature. “We got a great start,” says TMAC. “We got by a couple cars. Craig (Dollansky) got into the fence a little bit and we were able to get by him. I hooked a rut in one and two and that’s where the shock showed itself. The left side just jumped up at that point. We had gained three spots, but we lost five before we got out of two. I was glad we didn’t flip it. The car was just a handful and you had to hit the cushion pretty hard.”

TMAC would hold on to finish ninth. “We feel optimistic about things after finding the shock issue,” he says. “Like I said, we’re really happy with our motor program and we like these JR1 chassis. I was comfortable in this car right away.”

The All Stars/IRA show at Angell Park should draw over forty cars on Sunday. “We’re really looking forward to Sun Prairie,” says TMAC. “It reminds me of an Australian track. The layout of the track and the grandstands remind me a lot of Australia. It’s a great venue.”

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May 20, 2006 was a painful date in history for TMAC. He suffered a serious broken leg after crossing the line 7th at Sharon Speedway (OH), and had to sit out a good share of the next month. Though he was in serious pain, he returned to action on June 18, and won from the tail of the field at Huset’s Speedway, topping Larry Ball Jr., Dusty Zomer, Jake Peters and Gary DeWall! He returned to WoO action on June 30, finishing third at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas.

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Kevin Swindell and Bayston Showcase Speed With MOWA and World of Outlaws at Tri-State Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (May 16, 2017) - Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston tackled a pair of races at Tri-State Speedway last weekend.

The duo opened the action on Saturday when Bayston qualified second quickest before he charged from sixth to win a MOWA Series heat race. The feature inversion lined the Swindell Speed Lab backed car up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We went to prepare ourselves for Sunday, to get a good feel for the track and get the car dialed in," Bayston said. "We got faster throughout the night. I slid the leader and second place in turns one and two with three or four laps to go. We collided and that cut our left rear tire down. We had good speed and that gave us confidence going into Sunday."

Bayston was in a three-way battle for the lead in the closing laps when the contact brought out a caution. The team replaced the tire and he rebounded to end 11th after restarting at the back.

"We were close," Swindell said. "I don't think we were as good as we needed to be, but I think we were the best car."

The bullring hosted the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday and Bayston was strong right out of the box. He timed in ninth quickest during qualifying before placing third in a heat race. That missed a spot in the dash by only one position and locked the team into the ninth starting position in the main event.

"We were cruising at the beginning of the feature," Bayston said. "The track started slicking off and I was able to work the top pretty well. A car came off the bottom and met me at the wall. It shoved the rear end out of whack. I was able to hold on to 12th."

Bayston had maneuvered into seventh within the first dozen laps before the contact damaged the race car.

"He was the first one to go to the top," Swindell said. "On one of the restarts he drove around two guys in one corner. We went back to the top and someone came off the bottom and didn't leave him any room. It bent the left rear pretty good and wadded the Jacob's Ladder up. It made the car way too free."

Bayston held on for a 12th-place finish.

"It was a really good feeling knowing we had the speed," he said. "It was unfortunate to have that fast of a race car and the results not show it both nights."

The next scheduled race for the team is May 26 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 11 (4).

May 14 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 12 (9).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 26 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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"I really appreciate all of the support from everyone at Racing Optics," Swindell said.

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components, High Performance Lubricants and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Excited to Return Home for Ohsweken Speedway Opener on Friday

Inside Line Promotions - HUMBOLDT, Kan. (May 16, 2017) - Alex Hill will return home this weekend to test what she has learned after spending the last couple of months on the road.

Hill is set to compete this Friday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the 22nd annual Season Opening Night.

"I'm pretty excited," she said. "We're going to see how much better we've gotten after being out on the road. We've learned a lot and I think that will show this weekend at a track we're familiar with."

Hill has two crate sprint car wins - both in 2015 - during her career at the track, but is hoping this weekend produces her first career 360ci winged sprint car triumph. A good result would also be productive for the team after it endured a couple of frustrating outings in Kansas last weekend.

"We had car troubles all weekend," she said. "We just couldn't catch a break. The first night the throttle was messed up. I tried to push it down and it wouldn't go. I'd have to lift it with my foot. Then my brakes were seizing up. I wasn't even touching them and they were on all race."

Hill was unable to finish her heat race and she placed eighth in the B Main last Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City following the mechanical woes.

The weekend wrapped up on Friday at Humboldt Speedway, where Hill finished fourth in a heat race to start the B Main on the outside of the front row.

"Everything was going well," she said. "The car was fast. We were going to transfer to the A Main, but the car just stopped as I was going into turn one."

Hill was running second just before the midpoint of the race when a fuel problem occurred. She was unable to resume action and the weekend ended early.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: 8 (9).

May 12 - Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. - Heat race: 4 (2); B Main: DNF (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the 22 nd annual Season Opening Night

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Davis Fuels

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"Davis Fuels has been long-time supporters of my dad's business and we're thrilled to have them as partners on our race team," Hill said.

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Iroquois Hereford Farms, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

TK Second at Badlands Motor Speedway Silver Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting to Badlands Motor Speedway for a rare event in 2017, Tim Kaeding and Lunstra Motorsports flirted with a victory during the Silver Shootout only to come up just short and finish in the second spot.

“I checked up for some debris on the track and the yellow never waived and we got passed,” Tim Kaeding said. “I am still mad at myself about it.”

With 25 cars checked into the pit area for the Silver Shootout, Kaeding timed the Folkens Bros. Trucking/East River Homes/Dammer Trucking No. 3 machine in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Winning his heat race over Mark Dobmeier, Kaeding would find himself on the front row of the 30-lap feature event that would pay it’s purse in bars of silvers just as it did in 2016.

Settling into the second spot when the race came alive, Kaeding would make his living on the cushion as he chased after the race lead. On the race’s seventh lap, the San Jose, CA driver would make his move as he sailed into the lead and began setting the pace out front.

Leading the next three laps, Kaeding would notice a bumper on the racing surface and briefly checked up as he figured the yellow flag would fly and it would allow Mark Dobmeier to get back by around him.

The yellow flag simply didn’t waive and Kaeding continued on in the second spot. Trying everything in his repotoire over the race’s final laps, Kaeding could not get back to the point and finished second in the Silver Shootout, bettering his 2016 effort by one position.

“We had the car to get the job done, but I just thought too much in the racecar and it cost us,” Kaeding said. “I apologize to my guys for letting them down, but we had a really good car. It’s a shame we finished second. Overall it was a good weekend for us, as we ran ninth on a tough track at Jackson Motorplex on Friday night.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, East River Homes, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Tim and Lunstra Motorsports will battle with the All Star Circuit of Champions this week as they will be at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday night and Angell Park Speedway on Sunday night. Both races will be streamed LIVE on TheCushion.com.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-1, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

Hanks Ready to Return to Racing Following Frustrating Weekend in Indiana

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (May 16, 2017) - Brandon Hanks can't wait to climb back into his sprint car following a weekend in Indiana where he faced early exits each night.

The action began on Friday at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, where he qualified fourth quickest before placing fifth in a heat race during the MOWA Series event. That lined Hanks up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"Friday night was pretty good," he said. "The track was pretty rough and it was one of those deals where I hooked a rut and turned over. I was happy to be fast and competitive in the top five though."

Hanks was running fifth during the early stage of the feature when he got upside down. He was unable to restart and was credited with an 18 th-place finish.

The team ventured to Tri-State Speedway on Saturday with the MOWA Series.

"We tried something we'd done at Lucas Oil Speedway (in Wheatland, Mo.) and it didn't work," he said. "We just didn't have any speed."

Hanks timed in 17th quickest during qualifying and he placed second in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the ninth row for the main event.

"I passed one or two cars, but the car wasn't great and I wasn't very comfortable," he said. "I kept getting balled up on the cushion. I didn't have any forward drive so I pulled in early to save some laps on the motor."

He ended with a 20th-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway, where the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competed. Hanks qualified 20 th quickest before a couple of incidents in the heat race resulted in an eighth-place finish.

"We were a lot better and had more speed, but I struggled in the heat race trying to get around some cars," he said. "I tried to pass one car and he shoved me in the wall. It brought out a caution. We restarted and I was passing another car and someone cut across and I had to slam on my brakes to keep from hitting him and I spun myself out. It was really frustrating."

The team then fought a power steering problem in the Last Chance Showdown and Hanks was unable to finish the race because of the ill-handling race car.

Hanks will take this weekend off before rejoining the MOWA Series on May 26 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and May 27 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Ind. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 18 (5).

May 13 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 20 (17).

May 14 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: DNF (3).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 26 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and May 27 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the MOWA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

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"I want to thank Dave Reedy and everyone at Penske Shocks for their hard work to give me the smoothest ride as possible," Hanks said.

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Performance Powder Coating, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Ready for Non-Wing Sprint Car, Midget and Winged Sprint Car Races Following Late Model Action

Inside Line Promotions - PARAGOULD, Ark. (May 16, 2017) - Derek Hagar is in the middle of experiencing one of the most diverse weeks of racing during his storied career.

Hagar is slated to pilot both a non-wing sprint car and a midget this Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., during a USAC event before climbing into his winged sprint car on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "We'll be behind the eight ball because we'll be running our 360 against the 410 guys in the USAC sprint car race, but if the track slicks off we'll be there with an even playing field."

Hagar is coming off a rare start in a limited late model last Saturday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway, where he hopped in the Charles Freeman owned full-bodied car for only the second time in his career.

"It's probably been about 10 years since I'd run one," Hagar said. "I was having racing withdrawals. I texted the track owner Friday night and he texted me back two minutes later with a ride."

Hagar advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race.

"I got the lead on Lap 3 and I led until about three laps to go and finished second," he said. "In the feature we backed up to sixth before getting back up to fourth. I was running a crate motor against super motors, the big motors. I was pretty proud of our result."

Hagar's fourth-place finish marked his eighth top five of the season.

"I'm anxious to see what it feels like being in a winged car and non-wing car after being in a late model," he said. "I was driving it really hard. People said I was driving it 10 times deeper than everyone else. We'll see how it goes this weekend when I get back in an open wheel race car."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., with the USAC National Sprint Cars and USAC National Midget Series and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"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.

 

 

Dover Captures Second Straight Win at Park Jefferson International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 16, 2017) - Jack Dover posted his second straight victory at Park Jefferson International Speedway last Saturday.

"The car count was a little lower than we expected, but it feels good to get another win under our belt," he said. "This is a better start to the season than we've had the last couple of years."

Dover kicked off the night by qualifying second quickest. He then posted a runner-up result in a heat race.

"We were way too tight in qualifying," he said. "In the heat race we were leading going into turn one and I overdrove it into the corner and fell off the edge. I restarted at the back and came up to second."

Dover then drew the No. 4 during the feature redraw to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"We were supposed to start fourth, but the guy who was supposed to start second dropped out so we moved up," he said. "We took the lead and checked out on the start. The track was real slick so we wanted to try some stuff. It actually worked so we learned something from the night."

Dover led the distance to record his seventh win in the last 10 races at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

The weekend began last Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., where Dover picked up a position to finish fourth in a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race. That sent him to the B Main, which he won to lock into the 18th starting position in the main event. He then rallied to finish 13th.

"We had the car too tight," he said. "We could still move forward. I think we would have been way better if the car wouldn't have been too tight. We should have known the moisture was going to come back up because the track is close to the river. Everyone wasn't expecting it to be that good in the feature. Most nights the track will start blowing off after 10 laps. It wasn't the finish we wanted, but every time we went on the track we moved forward so that's a plus."

Dover has a busy weekend on tap beginning on Thursday at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., where he will drive a 305ci winged sprint car for Chris Roseland during a Sprint Series of Nebraska show. Dover will return to his 360 sprint car on Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the MSTS Series before capping the weekend on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 13 (18).

May 13 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska; Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the MSTS Series; and Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moss Racing Engines

Moss Racing Engines manufactures Ford racing engines. The company was started by Chris Moss, who worked under the Roush Yates Racing Engines banner before creating his own company in 2013.

"You can call Chris any time of the day or night and he'll help you," Dover said. "The engines are reliable. He hasn't had any engine failures so that says a lot for his name and product."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., True Trucking, Eagle Motorsports, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer 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 Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Baughman Nets Fourth-Place Finish at Lakeside to Kick Off Busy Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 16, 2017) - Josh Baughman scored his third top-five finish of the season last Thursday to open a busy weekend in the Midwest.

The action started on Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., where Baughman won a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race after lining up on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"You needed a good draw at Lakeside," he said. "We passed a couple of cars on a heavy track. We took what we were given. We had a fast car. It was whoever got to the first turn first all night long. The track was pretty heavy. To finish fourth is not bad at all."

Baughman advanced two positions to end fourth. He ranks eighth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings, but is only 49 points out of fourth place.

The team brought out the 410ci winged sprint car on Friday for the Spring Nationals at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., where Baughman timed in third quickest in his group before he placed fourth in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"We were up to eighth and someone nearly spun in front of us and we had to run off the end of the track," he said. "We rebounded to finish 13 th. The results don't show it, but that was a pretty good night."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Badlands Motor Speedway during the Folkens Brothers Silver Shootout. Baughman qualified second quickest at the bullring before he placed fourth in a heat race. That lined him up 10 th in the main event.

"We started off good at Badlands," he said. "We were just off in the A Main. We just missed it. We never got comfortable once the track got slick. I should have took what we had and stayed there, but I tried for more and it cost us."

Baughman was battling for a top 10 early in the race before a pair of incidents resulted in a DNF.

He is scheduled to take this weekend off before resuming ASCS National Tour competition on May 27 at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and May 28 at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (6).

May 12 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 13 (12).

May 13 - Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 24 (10).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 27 at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and May 28 at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

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"I want to thank the employees at Hollywood Blasting & Coating for their support of our race team," Baughman said.

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, PPG, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Nets Seventh-Place Finish at Eldora During World of Outlaws Tripleheader Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (May 16, 2017) - Jason Sides highlighted last weekend with a top-10 finish at Eldora Speedway during a tripleheader with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The three-race weekend began on Friday at the half-mile oval near Rossburg, Ohio, where Sides set quick time during qualifying. He then placed second in a heat race to lock into the dash, in which he advanced from fourth to second place to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We started out all right," he said. "We were on the outside on a few restarts and that didn't help us. I wish we were a little tighter from the get-go. Toward the end the bottom groove did go away some and a couple drivers started running higher and we were struggling to get grip on the bottom."

Sides held on for a seventh-place finish, which marked his 11th top 10 in 12 races.

"It was a good night, but there's always room for improvements," he said. "If we could go back and do it again I know what I'd do to change things to make it better."

Eldora Speedway hosted another show on Saturday, when Sides timed in 23 rd quickest. He then ended seventh in a heat race and third in the Last Chance Showdown before maneuvering from 21st to 17 th in the main event.

"We tightened up more and were pretty good in the feature," he said. "A sign board came off another driver's top wing and knocked our nose wing down. We had to make a few pit stops. Thanks to everyone for helping us on that. I think we would have had a possible top 10 if that issue wouldn't have occurred."

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway, where Sides qualified 28th quickest after going out late. He advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race to lock into the main event, in which he drove from 20th to a 17th-place finish.

"It was an early start and the sun dried out the track in turns three and four pretty quickly," he said. "The racing groove got way up against the wall with a big curb in qualifying and we went out late. I was by myself and didn't want to tear stuff up. It was basic survival all night. We wanted to make it out in one piece, which we did."

Sides has a busy week on tap as he is slated to compete on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash; on Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup; and on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (2).

May 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 3 (5); Feature: 17 (21).

May 14 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 17 (20).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 13 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash; Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup; and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a couple of years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy and has helped me when I've needed it the most."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, Clean Seal, Inc., Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, R.E. Enterprises, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Capture First Podium of Season at Badlands

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 16, 2017) - Mark Burch Motorsports earned its first podium finish of the season during its third race last Saturday at Badlands Motor Speedway.

The team, which is piloted by veteran Danny Lasoski, timed in eighth quickest before placing third in a heat race during the Folkens Brothers Silver Shootout.

"We didn't qualify real good," he said. "We have a brand new Schnee car, which is the nicest fabricated car out there in my opinion. We just don't have the handle on it, but we're getting closer. Mark hit on a couple of things in the feature."

Lasoski lined up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event and he quickly advanced into the top 10. He methodically maneuvered into the top five before a late-race caution.

"On the restart I went from fifth to third," he said. "I'm not saying we would have won if the race was longer, but we were moving forward. I'm very happy with the hard work Mark has put in to make this team better. We are improving each time out. We're having to do things way differently than other race cars, but it's a work in progress and I've got the best guy in the business in Mark.

"I also want to say that the facility was second to none. I haven't been there since Chuck Brennan took it over. It's a phenomenal facility."

The weekend began on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Spring Nationals. Lasoski timed in third quickest in his group before winning a heat race. That locked him into the feature inversion, which lined him up on the pole for the main event. Unfortunately, an electrical problem during the opening laps resulted in a DNF.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (1).

May 13 - Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 3 (11).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

TEAM JACK APPAREL -

Mark Burch Motorsports will have unique Team Jack Foundation t-shirts for sale at the race trailer throughout this season with 100 percent of the money received going to the Team Jack Foundation.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports and Schnee Chassis

Eagle Motorsports, which is located in Lincoln, Neb., has fabricated sprint car chassis since 1998. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com .

"With my long-time mentor and chassis builder, Doug Wolfgang, retiring from the business in 2016 we knew we were going to have to add something to our stable this year," Burch said. "I have known and worked with Brian and Jean Schnee since my first race car in 1994 which was a 1989 Schnee. We won five races in '94 with that old car, which was my first year as a car owner. From 1995 through 2016 we have been almost exclusively on Wolfweld chassis. I'm proud to say that I've probably won more races in Doug's cars than anyone else who ran them. I have even won races with Doug driving his own cars, which is also really cool. Those cars have won from Little Rock to Knoxville, Eagle, I-80, East Bay, Belleville and many places in between. More important than building cars for me, Doug Wolfgang taught me how to be a racer, period. That is the reason I chose to be his most loyal customer and received the most value for all of the business we did together. His guidance means the world to me. I am forever grateful to him and we will continue to win races in his cars as time goes on.

"As we turn to a new chapter in 2017, working with Brian Schnee, Mike Long and the staff at EMi has been great. Brian and I go way back. Danny has had great success with his own personal cars. Mike Long and I have taught chassis seminars together and I really admire his knowledge and business sense. Not to mention the fact that their facility is only about three miles from my house. Of course their affiliation with Speedway Motors, a long time sponsor and supporter, is a huge plus. It was a natural fit a long time in the making.

"Brian and Mike were gracious enough to build a car very similar to our Wolfweld platform that Doug had been building for me. From there, Danny and I just need to get things sorted out and believe me we will. We really appreciate all of the things the Brian, Mike, EMI and Speedway do for us and we look forward to doing the work that it takes to bring future success on the race track."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Team Jack Foundation, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, King Racing Products, Hot Dot Inc., Weld Wheels, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Huggins Cams, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Driven Race Oil, Gessford Machine, Dyer's Top Rods, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Rod End Supply, Diamond Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Lincoln Auto Auction, Smith Precision Products and HRP Wings for their continued support.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Momentum Builds with Knoxville Podium!

(Bill W) May 16, 2017 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Austin McCarl continued to gain momentum at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. After timing in fourth quick, the Altoona, Iowa driver battled with the leaders in the feature and registered a third-place finish. The team returns to Knoxville this Saturday night.

The team went to the Spring Nationals on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota, driving from row eight to finish 15th. “Friday wasn’t the greatest of nights for us,” says TKS Motorsports owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro. “But we’ll get things figured out at Jackson and we’ll be back when the World of Outlaws come in June. We really have to thank Simplot Grower Solutions and Rens Trucking for making that trip possible for us. We’ll learn from that and move forward.”

Austin would time in fourth quick at Knoxville Saturday. “We tried some things with the car this week, and obviously, it didn’t hurt us in qualifying,” he says. “The more we learned about it, we could have been even a little better. Maybe we can climb another spot or two on the board this week, but anytime you’re on the board (top five), it’s a good start to the night. It’s important with the format and with the points to qualify well.”

A fourth place run in the heat put Austin fourth in points, and with an invert of four for the feature, he was on the pole. “Austin and I talked one night last week and we had a good conversation,” says Troy. “We’d been qualifying well, but we’d been a little off in the heats. On Saturday, Austin did a great job. I really enjoy working with him. He’s a great communicator and a great kid. He’s showing what he’s always been capable of doing.”

The track was different again. “There really wasn’t a bottom, so starting on the inside was going to be tough,” says Troy. “You had Ian (Madsen) starting outside him, and Brian (Brown) on the outside behind him. The top was just too fast. Austin did what he had to do and stayed right with them. I felt we were better than Ian and Brian in traffic, but the yellow came out.”

Austin agrees. “I felt like before the yellow, we were chasing Ian and Brown down. We got a clean restart, but we didn’t have anything for either one of them and we ended up third. Watching the video, I made a couple of mistakes. We were a touch loose too.”

“I’m proud of the fact that we had a restart with Kerry Madsen behind us, and Austin did just what he had to do on that restart,” says Troy. “He did exactly what we talked about after our heat. He ran a great line getting into one and hit his marks. We’re really happy with the way things are going.”

Austin is confident as well. “This is the best I’ve felt since 2011,” he says. “It’s the best we’ve qualified since then too, which also helps. Al Parker’s engines are running well, and Troy has everything set up. The more we race, the better we’ll get.”

Sponsor the Front Wing with TKS Motorsports!

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners! Looking for an affordable way to be a part of a sprint car team? Whether you’d like to partner with the team for the full season, or put your company’s name on the nose wing for a night of your choice, contact Troy at tsrenfro8725@gmail.com!

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), 1 Way Technologies, AL Driveline, AO Designs, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Fibreworks Composites, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Butlerbuilt, Aurora Rod Ends, HRP, Volcano Joe’s Coffee, Walker Filtration Systems, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Justice Brothers, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products and Gail Dielman.

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Herrera Garners Pair of Top 10s During Weekend in Kansas

Inside Line Promotions - HUMBOLDT, Kan. (May 16, 2017) - Johnny Herrera earned a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend in the state of Kansas to give him 10 top 10s in 11 races this season.

The action began last Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, where he maneuvered from fourth to second place during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race. That generated enough points to advance into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 5 to start the main event fifth.

"We just were too tight in the main event," he said. "I tried something with the setup and it didn't work out. I think even if I started on the front row we would have faded a few spots."

Herrera held on for a 10th-place result. He remains ranked second in the ASCS National Tour championship standings.

The weekend concluded on Friday at Humboldt Speedway, where Herrera charged from seventh to third place in a heat race at the ASCS Red River Region show. That locked Herrera into the feature redraw, but this time he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the feature on the outside of the fourth row.

"I like to experiment with the setup sometimes at the regional races and we tried something there at Humboldt," he said. "It didn't work. We learned what not to do. But in order to get better you have to keep pushing yourself and trying new ideas."

Herrera ended with an eighth-place finish.

He is scheduled to compete with the ASCS Red River Region this Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

Herrera earned top-five results during all four races at Creek County Speedway and a podium finish during his lone visit to Lawton Speedway last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 10 (5).

May 12 - Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 8 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Competition Suspension Inc.

Competition Suspension Inc., which is located in Brownsburg, Ind., has spent many years developing valving combinations to improve the overall performance of race cars. The company has knowledge in many different disciplines of racing. For more information, visit http://www.CSIShocks.com.

"I think I've been with CSI since Garrett Andrews started the company," he said. "They are very knowledgeable and professional and do a great job."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Beierle Continues Her Education in a Sprint Car During Debut at Lakeside

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 16, 2017 ) - Andee Beierle has switched classrooms. She moved from a university building to the seat of a 360ci winged sprint car and is still learning.

Beierle piloted a BDS Motorsports entry during only her second sprint car race of the year last Thursday at Lakeside Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Every track we will compete on is an entirely new experience for me," she said. "I felt Lakeside went great. It was an awesome experience and at the end of the night we loaded the car in the trailer in one piece and we gathered a lot of helpful information. It was daunting when I rolled up to the track and saw Tony Stewart's hauler. The ASCS is full of professional race car drivers who have been doing this for a long time.

"It's hard to be truly competitive when I haven't raced that much. But the BDS Motorsports guys always give me a great race car and I'm so appreciative for the opportunity."

Beierle finished in the position she started - seventh - in her heat race. That relegated her to a B Main, in which she ended eighth.

"Just following these ASCS drivers … I learn so much," she said. "This year is one big racing classroom for me. Every track we go to is new to me. But if you want to get better you have to hit the road and learn new tracks and new setups. I think it takes a least a season. I just need more seat time. I have so much to learn from these guys before I'm truly competitive."

Beierle and the BDS Motorsports team will next compete May 27 at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and May 28 at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"While I'm still doing some work for school, my schedule is opening up to do more racing," she said. "I look forward to the day when I don't have to cut my racing schedule to pieces for school.

"I'm looking forward to these new tracks and what I can learn. That's the beauty of spring car racing; it's never just another dirt track. They're all different. It's going to be a fantastic journey."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 8 (5).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

May 27 at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., and May 28 at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Arienco Construction Inc.

Arienco Inc. is a commercial and home development company based in Bismarck, N.D.

"Arienco, Inc. has been a major part of my family life since I was born and it has been a huge part of my racing program since Day 1," Beierle said.

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Harmony Stables, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Liquid Nitro, Simpson Race Products, IETF, Dollar-Dental, Hi-Tech MotorWorks and Four in the Fluff Marketing & Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Johnson, Nichols, Bridges and Armstrong Win With DHR Suspension

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (May 16, 2017) - A pair of DHR Suspension drivers garnered a feature victory during each of the last two weekends.

Kaleb Johnson charged from 10th to earn a 305ci winged sprint car win last Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

Mark Nichols picked up a late model triumph on Saturday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.

The previous weekend saw Billy Bridges claim a 360ci winged sprint car main event at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on May 6.

Drew Armstrong piloted the Normal Fletcher owned super stock to their fifth consecutive win on May 6 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

To learn more about the company, message DHR Suspension at 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 nine years.

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.

 

 

Hirst Scores Pair of Top-5’s

5/16/17- Kyle Hirst added another solid weekend of racing to his resume as he and his Roth Motorsports team collected another pair of Top-5 finishes.

The weekend began Friday night at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA. The HR Livestock/Roth Enterprises 83 machine started the evening off with a third place qualifying effort. After finishing second in his heat race, Hirst would go on to finish fourth in the Dash. Starting the A-Main Event on the outside of Row 2, Hirst quickly moved into the 2nd position where he remained throughout the event to conclude the evening.

On Saturday night, the Roth Team headed north to Placerville Speedway to contend with the KWS-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series. Hirst qualified 3rd quick out of 23 cars and finished 2nd in his heat. The Dash inversion being a “0” gave Hirst the 3rd starting spot behind teammate Giovanni Scelzi and brother-in-law Willie Croft. On the start, Hirst drove the bottom line only to get bottled-up and shuffled back into the fifth position where he would end up finishing the event. Hirst started the A-Main on the inside of Row #3. Battling a loose race car, Hirst was still able to capture another Top-5 finish, placing 4th over-all in the 30-Lap Event.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance and Astro Titanium for their support in 2017.

SEASON STATS: Races: 19, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 9, Top 10’s: 15

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will be racing Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA with the 410 KWS-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.

**Photo credit: RCM Design

STAY CONNECTED:

Roth Motorsports: Website: www.rothmotorsports83.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports

Twitter: @RothMotorsports

You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

Kyle Offill Uses Late Race Magic to Record Second Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Having a little bit of bad luck early in Saturday night’s feature event in Antioch, CA, Kyle Offill was able to shake it off and use some last lap heroics to score his second win of the 2017 season.

“We have been faced with some bad luck the last couple of weekends, and I thought we had more of the same on Saturday night,” Kyle Offill said. “Luckily we were able to get going from the back of the pack and grab the win on the last lap.”

Checking in at Antioch Speedway on Saturday night, Offill would get his night started off on the right foot as he was able to pick up the win aboard the Ochoco West/Boise Cascade/Reliable Lumber entry during heat race competition.

Moving into the feature event, Offill would see the bad luck bug get him again as early contact would force him to the back of the pack. Though frustrated, the Tracy, CA driver would remain calm under the helmet, as he would pick up lost track position one lap at a time.

Getting into the second late in the race, Offill wanted more as he closed in on the race leader. With the white flag in the air, Offill closed the gap even more, and was able to make his winning move out of turn four as he took the checkered flag for the second time in what was just his 10th start in a winged 360.

Friday night Offill was also in action aboard the Maas Brothers Powder Coating/TMAC Motorsports/Offill Family Farms No. 2k machine, as he made his debut at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

Timing the Team KO Racing No. 2k machine in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials, Ofill would finish second in his heat.

Moving into the 30-lap feature event, Offill would grid the field from the fifth row aboard the Golden Lumber, Inc./California TrusFrame/Lord & Sons, Inc. machine. On a slick surface that worked up to a curb, Offill would acclimate during his first visit to the speedway as the laps moved on.

Racing with a strong contingent of Ocean Speedway veterans, Offill would take a liking to the cushion as he raced around the slick ¼ mile speedway.

Turning in some impressive laps while running the high, scary side, Offill would cap his first ever appearance at the Watsoville, CA facility with an eighth place finish.

“I have to thank Brad, and my family for their hard work,” Offill said. “I felt pretty comfortable at Ocean Speedway for my first time there, and we were able to get a nice finish out of it.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 10, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 4

ON TAP: Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing will be in action on Friday night in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday night they will travel to Placerville Speedway.

 

 

 

 

Racing Optics has the Brad Doty Classic covered

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Dirt track racers not only need to have clear vision on the track, but their crews also need the GoPro cameras to provide clear video to help them make adjustments to the cars. Racing Optics has the drivers and the GoPros covered. And once again Racing Optics will have the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic covered, returning as the event’s presenting sponsor.

Sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the 29th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics returns to Attica Raceway Park in Attica , Ohio on Tuesday, July 11 (rain date of Wednesday, July 12).

“Racing Optics’ tearoffs are simply the best tearoffs in racing. Racing Optics is continually looking for ways to incorporate their unique and patented tearoff design into other areas including the GoClear tearoffs for GoPros which many teams utilize as learning tools,” said Brad Doty , co-promoter of the race.

“Racing Optics began as a heat race sponsor for the Brad Doty Classic back in 2009 and stepped up to be the presenting sponsor the very next year. I feel very fortunate to have them back on board for 2017,” added Doty.

Racing Optics®, Inc. is located in Las Vegas , Nevada , and was founded in 1999 by Bart, Steve and Seth Wilson. Racing Optics®, Inc. and the Wilson family have deep roots in the racing industry dating back to the 1940’s where the father of Bart and Steve, Dempsey Wilson, began building and racing roadsters and even went on to race the Indy 500. The competitive spirit that racing requires has helped the Wilson family drive their respective businesses to become very successful.

Racing Optics®, Inc. is the proprietor and only manufacturer of Laminated Tearoffs. Racing Optics®, Inc. has become a staple and even a necessity to every racer in every category of motor sports, including NASCAR, Formula1, dirt track racing and motocross. Racing Optics®, Inc. is the only manufacturer qualified to sell Laminated Tearoffs to the U.S. Military and proudly sells to many well known companies.

For more information on Racing Optics go to www.racingoptics.com

This year will mark the 13th consecutive season the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series have sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 21 different winners in the 26 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out).

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics are on sale all season. Reserved seats are $35 (add $2 per ticket if using a credit card and $1 per order if mailed in United States.). Go to www.atticaracewaypark and click on the banner at the top of the home page to view the reserved seating chart. General admission tickets are $30.

Brad Doty Classic Winners 1989 – Steve Kinser 1990 – Jack Hewitt 1991 – Bobby Allen 1992 – Rained Out 1993 – Mark Keegan 1994 – Danny Smith 1995 – Randy Kinser 1996 – Dale Blaney 1997 – Tyler Walker 1998 – Jeff Shepard 1999 – Butch Schroeder 2000 – Kelly Kinser 2001 – Danny Smith (2) 2002 – Alvin Roepke 2003 – Dean Jacobs 2004 – Greg Wilson 2005 – Stevie Smith 2006 – Joey Saldana 2007 – Jac Haudenschild 2008 – Jason Meyers 2009 – Steve Kinser (2) 2010 – Dale Blaney (2) 2011 – Donny Schatz 2012 – Kerry Madsen 2013 – Donny Schatz (2) 2014 – Paul McMahan 2015 – Rained Out 2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

 

 

Vander Weerd Sixth During King of Kings Event in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Following up a Top-Five performance in his first winged start of the season one week ago, Jace Vander Weerd was fast again on Friday night as he finished sixth in the second King of Kings event of the 2017 season at Keller Auto Speedway.

“The car was really fast all night, and I was comfortable in it from the time we unloaded,” Jace Vander Weerd said.

Timing his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 88v machine in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials, Vander Weerd would line up on the front row of his heat race.

Getting a good start in his heat, Vander Weerd would grab the lead heading into the first turn and would go on to pick up the win and advance into the night’s Dash. Pulling the four in the draw, the Visalia, CA pilot would line up in the second row of the six-lap shootout.

Jumping into the third position when the action picked up, Vander Weerd’s third place finish would line him up in the second row for the 30-lap ‘A’ Main event. As things came to life, Vander Weerd would slip back to the fifth spot as the field jockeyed for position the in opening laps.

Running well in the fifth spot, Vander Weerd would be forced to check up on the third lap as he was forced down into the infield and it would result in him falling back to sixth.

Continuing to run sixth, Vander Weerd would bicycle his machine through a rut on a restart and he would fall back to eighth. Back up to speed, Vander Weerd would get back to the seventh spot as he then chased after sixth running Cory Eliason.

Able to get back to sixth late in the race, Vander Weerd would take the checkered flag with his second consecutive winged Top-10 finish.

“I feel like our bad start hurt us,” Vander Weerd said. “We had a good starting position and with the way the track was, if I get off to a better start I really feel like we get another Top-Five.”

Jace and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts11, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-7.

ON TAP: Jace Vander Weerd will be get back to non-wing racing on Saturday night as he returns to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA with the USAC West Coast 360’s.

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

 

 

Jarrett Soares 16th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jarrett Soares got right back to work with the King of the West Series on Saturday night one week after earning Hard Charger Honors during the Bradway Memorial. Taking to a very slick Placerville Speedway, Soares would do some good things during the feature event until a late race bobble would relegate him to a 16th place finish.

“Our night got started off okay in time trials, and then I got taken to school a little during our heat race,” Jarrett Soares said. “I am working on running the really slick surfaces, and have to thank Brian Sperry and my dad for being patient with me.”

23 King of the West 410 sprint cars checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the fourth event of the 2017 season. Timing in 11th fastest in time trials, Soares would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Leading the opening lap, Soares would then see Andy Forsberg and Sean Becker get by, as he did what he could to chase them down and see how they got around the slick ¼ mile bullring.

Sliding back to finish in the fifth spot, the Discovery Bay, CA driver the lined the American Toll & Mfg./C&H Veteran Enterprises/Performance Powder Coating No. 12 machine up in the 12th starting spot for the 30-lap feature event.

With the track continuing to go away, Soares would hold is own in the first portion of the race as he battled amidst the star studded field that was assembled on Saturday night.

As the race went on the track continued to slick off and Soares would slowly begin to fade as the tried to make grip on the ¼ mile. A bobble late in the race would see him get out of shape enough to lose several spots and he finished 16th.

“The car felt really good on the slick, and I felt pretty comfortable in the feature,” Soares added. “We held our own in first half of the race, but a couple mistakes dropped us back to 16th.”

Jarrett and his Soares Motorsports team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Veteran Enterprises, Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Dickens Cider, and Walker Performance Filtration for their support.

ON TAP: Soares returns to action on Saturday night as he will follow the series to Tulare, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-1

 

 

Petaluma Top-Five for Cody Lamar

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to be a fixture at Petaluma Speedway, Cody Lamar is continuing to run well at the bay area speedway as he battled a flat right rear tire to finish fifth on Saturday night.

“We had good speed all night long, but we cut a right-rear tire late and held on for all we could,” Cody Lamar said. “We got really tight in the closing laps, and I am happy we could end up in the Top-Five.”

Taking part in the second PitStopUSA Shootout race of the year, Lamar opened the night up by timing his A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 9L machine in eight fastest during qualifications.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Lamar would take care of business as he would race to the win and earn a spot in the nightly redraw. With a little luck on his side, the two-pill would place the Sacramento, CA driver on the front row of the feature event.

When the came to life, Lamar would battle up front with the likes of Colby Copeland, Geoff Ensign, and Bradley Terrelll as they raced hard inside the Top-Five. Holding is own with some past track champions, Lamar would lose a little ground in the closing laps as he began to fight a tight race car.

With his right rear going down, Lamar would back down a little bit as he would fall back to the sixth spot in the race’s closing laps.

Taking advantage of a wild last lap, Lamar would sneak into the fifth spot at the finish line, as he finished the race with nearly a completely flat right-rear tire.

“Our car turned into a handful at the end of the race, and we were lucky our tire held up, and we didn’t tear anything up,” Lamar said. “We are getting better each time out at Petaluma Speedway and I am enjoying running there weekly.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Lamar is will be in action on Saturday night as they return to Petaluma Speedway.

 

 

Tony Gualda Pockets Top-5 with C& M Motorsports at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard the C&M Motorsports No. 7c for the second consecutive Saturday night, Tony Gualda was impressive at Petaluma Speedway as he finished in the fourth position.

“It was another good night in the C&M Motorsports car,” Tony Gualda said. “Cody and Heavy D gave me a great car and we were able to get a Top-Five out of it”

Timing the PitStop USA/Alturas Tires/Autism Awareness No. 7c machine in second fastest during qualifications, Gualda would put on a show during his heat race. From the second row, the Hollister, CA driver would get into the lead quick until a late caution came out.

The restart it was deemed Gualda was on the throttle too early, and he would be put back a spot and he would end up finishing in the second position.

Drawing an eight in the redraw, Gualda would grid the field from the fourth row for the feature event. Battling a tight car in the race’s opening laps, the C&M Motorsports machine would come to life as laps clicked off.

Able to move around as the car came to him, Gualda would get moving forward as he raced his way into the Top-Five.

Working his way up to the fourth spot, Gualda would cap a strong showing in Petaluma, CA with a fourth place finish.

“We were tight early in the feature event, but as we got going the car got better and better and we were able to make some moves and get a Top-Five finish,” Gualda said. “I can’t thank this team enough for giving me a shot in their car.”

The team would also like to extend a thank you to Rich and Carrie Margherita, and Larry Moorefield for their added help over the weekend.

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Alturas Tires, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will head to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night as Andy Forsberg climbs back in the seat.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-7.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92, or Tony Gualda on Twitter @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Haubstadt Top-10 for McMahan and Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports ended a busy weekend with a Top-10 finish on Sunday night in Haubstadt, IN.

“We actually were a little off in the feature event, but if a bad night is still a Top-10 that’s where we would like to be regularly,” Paul McMahan said. “My guys bust have been busting their butts all year long and I really feel like we are close to being rewarded for our efforts.”

Following a couple of trying nights at the Eldora Speedway that saw McMahan finish 17th and 13th, the Destiny Motorsports team came out with some pep in their step on Sunday night as the Nashville, TN driver timed in third fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining the MonDak Portables/Ft Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 entry up on the pole of his heat race, McMahan would finish in the second position and move on to the all-important Craftsman Club Dash.

Gridding the field from the fourth row in the Dash, McMahan would improve his feature event starting spot by a row as a sixth place finish would place him in the third row for the 40-lap feature event.

Looking to keep his car up front on this night, McMahan would stay put in the Top-10 for the duration of the race but would struggle to gain ground as he moved around the Tri-State Speedway.

Battling with Brad Sweet and Hunter Schurenberg during the action packed feature, McMahan would struggle a little in the closing laps but would still capture a Top-10 as he finished in the ninth position.

“We missed our set up a little bit in the feature and it showed,” McMahan said. “Again, if we can still get a Top-10 during a bad race we will be heading in the right direction. We have a tough week in front of us heading to Pennsylvania, but we will keep working hard and see what we can do.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will now take on the Pennsylvania Posse this week as they invade Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday night, and cap off a busy weekend on Sunday night at Weedsport Speedway.

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. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Last Lap Contact Ends Strong Showing by Lucas Ashe

PETERSEN MEDIA: After taking a week off, Lucas Ashe made a return trip to Petaluma Speedway. Having a strong showing during that night that included his first career heat race win, contact on the race’s last lap would end Ashe’s bid at a podium finish.

“We had a great car all night long on Saturday, and I really have to thank Harley Van Dyke, and Fez for their hard work,” Ashe said. “It was looking like we were going to end up on the podium but contact in four on the last lap kept us from taking the checkered flag.”

Timing the SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 33 machine in seventh fastest on the Petaluma gumbo, Ashe would go on to pick up his first ever heat race win in a winged sprint car.

Moving into the nightly redraw, the Cottonwood, CA driver would pull the seven pill which placed him in the fourth row of the feature event. With an extremely fast racecar underneath him, Ashe had no problem working his way forward.

In only his second ever visit to the bay area facility, Ashe was going toe-to-toe with some of the best the track has to offer. Working his way into the third spot late in the race, Ashe’s progress would be held up in traffic.

As he continued to try and work through traffic, Ashe would take the white flag in the third position. Looking to be well on his way to a third place finish, contact in turn four would keep Ashe from taking the checkered flag and leave a bitter taste in his mouth on what was a very good night for his team.

“It’s disappointing to have our night end like that and not get the finish for these guys that they deserved,” Ashe said. “Again, they put together a really good car for me, and I am excited to get to Marysville Raceway this weekend and try again.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 8, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: Ashe will be back in action on Saturday night as he is scheduled to be at Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Hi Ho Silver!

(Bill W) May 16, 2017 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 carried all the silver back to North Dakota again! The Grand Forks native won the Folkens Bros. Trucking “Silver Shootout” for the second year in a row at Badlands Motor Speedway south of Brandon, South Dakota Saturday night. Their torrid pace as of late was also evident with a strong third place finish at the Spring Nationals in Minnesota at Jackson Motorplex Friday. The team plans on running their hometown River Cities Speedway this Friday.

Friday at Jackson, things picked up where they left off when Mark charged to a top five finish at Knoxville a week ago Saturday. “We have the big track stuff going well,” he says. “We just have a great combination right now with our EMi chassis and our Speedway engine. I didn’t know what the format was at Jackson. I just go wherever they tell me. It ended up being an All Stars type format. We were able to set quick time in our group. We had been fast in hot laps, and made some small adjustments from there.”

He started fourth in his heat. “We were running a solid second there early,” says Mark. “We were able to run Lynton Jeffrey down and pass him on the bottom, which normally isn’t my style. But it was working for us, and it was a really solid heat race.”

The top six redrew for their feature positions, and as luck would have it, Mark drew the six. “The draw goes well unless I touch the pill, which I did,” he jokes. “We were able to get a good jump early on and got up to second. I felt we were in contention. We could stay with (leader) Kerry (Madsen), but we were going to need lapped traffic to mix things up. It was kind of one-lane on the top. When the lapped cars came, I bobbled and that allowed Aaron Reutzel to slip by me. We almost got him back at the end, but had a nice third place finish.”

The big bucks were on the line Saturday night in the form of silver at Badlands. “We drew a late pill for qualifying,” says Mark. “The track did go away a bit and we ended up being fourth quick. We ran a good heat. We started third and pulled up to second.”

The feature redraw went much better than it had at Jackson. “We had a kid draw the pill for us, and he drew the pole,” says Mark. “To be honest, I’m not big on starting on the pole. I’d rather have a carrot to chase and search the track out. Being up front can be kind of nerve-wracking.”

Mark shot into the lead early in what would turn into a great race. “We were able to get rolling right away,” he says. “My hat’s off to the track crew. For being the first race of the season, and such a big race, they had an awesome surface. We were cruising the cushion up on the wall, and at one point, I saw Reutzel on the bottom. So I moved to the bottom in three and four and the top of one and two. That was working.”

That’s until the caution came out. “(Tim) Kaeding was able to get by me on the restart when I went to the bottom,” says Mark. “He led for five or six laps there, but we were able to track him back down and pass him on the bottom. Once we got the lead for the last time, we just got up top and bounced off the walls the rest of the way. It was your typical ‘Huset’s-shave your bead locks off on the walls’ sort of race. It was really exciting to win that one again!”

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Jimco Motorsports would like to thank Polaris, Senske & Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Right Choice Electric, Acme Tools, Interstate Towing & Recovery, Kyllo Trucking, B/L Strong Box, Steffes, Dahlstrom Motors, GLB Transport, Forx Radiator, Anderson Auto Body, Gary Gruhot Farms, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek, Herberg Custom Harvesting, Great Plains Plumbing & Heating, DAV, Ron Gatheridge, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

Madsen Second at Knoxville; Osky, Knoxville, and Angell Park Speedway Set For This Week

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though early in the Knoxville Raceway point season, Ian Madsen is making his case as an early season favorite as he backed up last week’s win with a second place finish on Saturday night.

“We are getting around Knoxville Raceway really well right now, and are off to a good start there,” Ian Madsen said.

Following a fourth place finish on Friday night at the Jackson Nationals, Madsen and the KCP Racing team came out hot Saturday night as the St. Marys, NSW driver timed the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 entry in third fastest of the 22 entrants in the pit area.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, Madsen had an extremely strong showing, as he was able to carve his way through the field and finish in the third spot. Lining up on the front row of the feature event, Madsen would get the jump as the field was shown the green flag.

While Austin McCarl and Brian Brown challenged in the opening lap, Madsen was able to keep them at bay as he began to open his lead up during his quest for his second consecutive win at the Marion County half mile.

Continuing to lead the way, Madsen would approach lapped traffic as the race reached the halfway point and it would allow Brown a chance to cut into Madsen’s lead.

On the 12th lap, things would change as the caution would fly and give the leaders a clear track. The restart would see Brown slide up in front of Madsen though Madsen would unsuccessfully counter his rival’s move.

Riding in the second spot in the race’s final eight laps, Madsen would hang on to snare his second consecutive podium in the 410 division at Knoxville Raceway as he sits second in track points.

“We were really good in the race, and that restart just saw Brown get one on us and it stuck,” Madsen said. “It stings a little, but we will take our runner up finish and try do better this weekend. This KCP Racing team has a lot of confidence right now, and this car is fun to drive.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-4, Top-5’s- 14, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be in action on Wednesday night with the Sprint Invaders at Oskaloosa Speedway, at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night before capping their weekend at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

JUSTIN MILLER CAPTURES A CHECKERED ONCE AGAIN

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.] May 16, 2017- The Arbor Green Contractors, Hopf Farms, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, In Motion Dance Studio, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, MC’s Pub & Grill, Bane Nelson, L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL-Camisha Miller and R&H Enterprises, Maxim Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks and American Racer Tires, Miller Family Motorsports (MFM) #15M returned to the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday night.

Miller pulled a #19 pill which placed him starting fourth in heat race number four for the night. After 10 solid laps, Miller would come in the fifth spot and now start 3rd in the nights' B-main event. As the track prep continued, Miller pushed off into the 3rd spot for the B-main event. After 15-laps Miller came home with CHECKERED FLAG NUMBER TWO on the season and would now start 15th in the nights' A-main. The team made quick changes to the sprinter and Miller once again pushed off. Through several caution flags, Miller worked himself up from his 15th starting spot and would finish 7th!

Climbing from the cockpit, Miller commented, "Our team continues to improve and work hard towards consistency. I could not be more proud of my entire team for their efforts tonight."

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For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-HFMS Justin Miller visit: www.millerfamilymotorsports.com

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Words from Skip After Another Solid Run!

(Bill W) May 15, 2017 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team had another strong showing Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. After timing in a season-best eighth quick, the West Burlington, Iowa native checkered seventh in the feature. After raining out last Wednesday’s Sprint Invaders event at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, they’ll try again this week. Of course, the team will be back at Knoxville Saturday as well.

Josh came out to time twelfth in the order amongst the stout 22-car field at Knoxville, timing in eighth. “I really felt good about qualifying,” he says. “There’s still a little bit there, but we don’t have anything for the #2 car (Kerry Madsen)…but I don’t know if anyone does right now. I feel like we’re just about there. I really do.”

The only obstacle on the night was a fifth place finish in the heat after starting fourth. “I need to be more aggressive on the starts,” says Josh. “(Brian) Brown’s nose was between (Dustin) Selvage and I before the white line, but I can’t take that away from him. If that’s what we need to do, then that’s what we need to do. The bottom line is, I need to be more aggressive. You need to take advantage of what they give you, and Brian did a good job with that start.”

Josh would start eleventh in the feature. “We were really good on the bottom,” he says. “We were only getting better as the race went on, and I think others were starting to fade. I really wanted to see a yellow with three or four to go. I think we could have passed the two in front of us if we had. Maybe we would have even had a shot at the podium…or we could have flipped over the berm. You never know.”

After climbing to seventh, he chatted with a Knoxville legend afterwards. “(Two-time track champ) Skip (Jackson) came over to visit with me after the races,” says Josh. “I told him I was wishing for a yellow. He said the times he would wish for a yellow, he ended up being the yellow. So he had a point there.”

The confidence is high right now for Josh and the team. “We’re really happy with the car,” he says. “Our slick track setup is working well. We’re looking forward to getting a couple of races in this week. I’m excited and I was ready to get right back in the car and soon as I got out.”

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Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks and are honored to announce their partnerships with: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, MD Orthopedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Land Pride, Matteson Marine, Norm's Koestner Electric, Grand Strand Salon, Gearhead for Gods, Man Stuff Ministries, J&J Auto Racing, Automotive Machine, Engler Injection, Hoosier, Weld Racing, Blackbird Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, and Mountain Dew Kick Start .

 

 

“Mad Max” Stambaugh leads Arctic Cat All Star rookies into Indiana/Wisconsin

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (May 15, 2017) - “Mad Max” Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports will return to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition during the upcoming weekend, set to join “America’s Series” for an Upper Midwest triple-header that will include visits to Kokomo (IN) Speedway, Wilmot (WI) Raceway and Angell Park (WI) Speedway, respectively. For Stambaugh, the weekend may be filled with new experiences, but the goals still remain the same.

“I don’t get too intimidated when traveling to new areas. I enjoy everything about it,” Max Stambaugh explained, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine and Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M. “Our goal is to be competitive and work for solid finishes every time we back out of the trailer. I think it is pretty cool that we are leading the Rookie of the Year standings. I think if we keep doing what we’ve been doing, we’ll earn that title.”

Stambaugh’s trip to the Upper Midwest will ignite on Friday evening, May 19, with a visit to the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana. Action will continue on Saturday, May 20, with a stop at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, followed by a Sunday night trek to the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. In addition, the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series will join the Arctic Cat All Stars during each of the Wisconsin programs.

“Mad Max” Stambaugh will enter the weekend sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, earning one top-ten finish on the season, that occurring at Atomic Speedway in early April. Other recent results include finishing fifth at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, May 13, during unsanctioned, weekly competition.

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.

2015 Highlights: Earned “410” victory at Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Highlights: Has earned two victories thus far in 2016: Waynesfield Raceway Park (OH), I-96 Speedway (MI)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Finished sixth against NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland on April 21. Earned two consecutive top-five finishes in Michigan on May 5-6; third against GLSS Sprints at I-96 Speedway and fourth against SOD Sprints at Crystal Motor Speedway.

2017 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine and Fabricators, Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink Graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

 

 

T.J. Michael will invade Indiana and Wisconsin during upcoming All Star road trip

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (May 15, 2017) - After two weekends away from Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, one of which the result of Mother Nature, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will return to Series commitments this Friday through Sunday with a road trip to the Upper Midwest, visiting such areas as northern Indiana and southern Wisconsin.

Michael, who is in the midst of his second, full season on the Arctic Cat All Star trail, will work to end his top-ten drought beginning Friday night, May 19, at the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana; the first and only Indiana All Star appearance of 2017.

“We are definitely ready to get back to work,” Michael said, a Plano, Texas, native who resides in Fremont, Ohio, during the racing season. “We tried to run some races here and there during our weekends away from the tour, but it’s safe to say that our focus hasn’t strayed too far from the All Stars. Things haven’t been going too well for us, but we’re working as hard as we can to close the gap and improve. Luckily, I have a group of guys who don’t get discouraged. We have a long summer ahead of us. We just need to find some momentum and we’ll be OK.”

Once action in Indiana is complete, T.J. Michael will pack up and head north, ready to invade Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, as well as the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, respectively. The pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/Kear’s Speed Shop/Shell Shock/Hinchman Suits/Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde/Crown Battery/Kistler Racing Engines/J&J Auto Racing/MJ Webb Enterprises/Roy Hardin Masonry/Wood Heating & Air Conditioning/Pro Tech Service Company/HRP/No. 8M will not only battle the Arctic Cat All Stars during his invasion of The Badger State, but also the best of the best of the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series.

T.J Michael will enter the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star triple-header seventh in the current Series standings, qualifying for eight of 11 feature events thus far in 2017.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway

Hello race fans! This is your Race Recap for May 13th, 2017 at St. Francois County Raceway. This recap is brought to you by Hardee’s. Our Special Event for Intermission for this fourth night of racing was Power Wheels racing. The Power Wheels includes ages 2-6. The event is divided into two heat races separated by age group and then all the kids run together for the feature. The heat races are two laps a piece then the feature is three laps. Heat race number one included the 2-4 year olds and was won by Jimmy Miller. Heat race number two was 5-6 year olds and was won by Corbin Adams. The three lap feature was won by Jimmy Miller. Now for the rest of the racing action from Saturday night.
Up first for night number four of action packed racing was the Super Street class. The Super Streets had 15 cars in attendance divided into two heat races. Heat race number one had eight cars scheduled to take the green flag but only seven cars did. Of those seven cars, Dom Wadlow finished in first place in the number 30w car from the sixth starting position. Finishing behind him was the 11 car of Matt Brown while Tony Wyatt brought his 67 car across the finish line in third place.
Heat race number two had seven cars scheduled to take the green flag with Jason Neel taking the win in the 94n car. Finishing in second place was Joe Merritt in the 71 car while Grant Wadlow finished in third place from the sixth starting position in the number 30 car.
The main event had 15 cars scheduled to start the race but only 14 cars took the green flag and only eight of them crossed the finish line. Finishing in first was the number 11 of Matt Brown with Dom Wadlow finishing in second place in the 30w car. The third place finisher, all the way from the thirteenth starting position, was the 99 of Chuck Adams. With that finish, Adams picked up the BSB Manufacturing Go Fast Award for passing the most cars, 10 cars to be exact. Fourth place went to the 30 car of Grant Wadlow with Robert Hicks finishing in fifth place in the 32 car.
Running second on the night was the B-Modified class. There were 25 B-Modified in attendance divided into four heat races. Heat number had seven cars take the green flag with Eddie Gross finishing in first place in his 4g car. Finishing in second was the 05 of Mike Savage while Josh Hauf raced from the sixth starting position to a third place finish in the 25h car.
Heat number two had six cars take the green flag. Jeremy Welborn crossed the line in first place in his 27w car with Lou Driemeier finishing in second place in the 3d car from the sixth starting position. Bringing his car across the finish line in third place was the 27j of Johnny Crump.
Heat race number three also had six cars scheduled to take the green flag. Mike Williams took the checkered flag in the 5b car with Chasten Boen finishing in second place in the 21 car. Third place went to the 8g1 of Josh Gibson.
Heat number four had six cars take the green flag as well. Finishing in first place, from the third starting position, was the 25 car of Patrick DeNoyer. Second place went to Buddy Lowry in the number 8 car while Corey Womack finished in third place in the 30cr.
The main event 21 cars scheduled to take the green flag since four of the original 25 cars scratched on the night. Upon the start of the race, only 20 cars took the green flag. Finishing on top of the rest was the 27w of Jeremy Welborn after a hard fought race with Lou Driemeier, who finished in second, in the 3d car. Third place went to Eddie Gross in the 4g car while Josh Hauf finished in fourth place in the 25h car from the ninth place starting position. Finishing in fifth place was Patrick DeNoyer in the 25 car. The BSB Manufacturing Go Fast Award winner for the B-Modifieds was Jeff Whitter for starting in the seventeenth position and passing 10 cars to finish seventh.
Up next on the night was the Sprint Car class. There were 18 Sprint Cars in attendance divided into 3 heat races. The first heat race had six cars scheduled to start but only five took the green flag. Finishing on top of them all was the 88 of Jeff Wurst after starting in the fourth starting position. Finishing in second was Scottie Gretzmacher in the 99g while Dustin Adams finished in third in the 3 car.
Heat number two had six cars take the green flag with Joey Boyd finishing in first in the 67 car. Kevin Petty took second place in the 72 car while Robbie Standridge finished in third place in the 17*.
Heat race number three also had six cars take the green flag. Bringing the 7c car across the line in first place was Tommy Worley Jr. while Ryan Kempin finished in second in the 2k. Finishing in third place was the 87 of Kent Buckley.
The top two from each heat race run the dash to see who starts where in the front few rows. Winning the dash was Tommy Worley Jr. in the 7c car with Jeff Wurst finishing in second place in the 88 car. Third place went to Ryan Kempin in the 2k car.
The main event for the Sprint Cars had 18 cars take the green flag. The race was action packed from start to finish and pulling off the Triple Crown was Tommy Worley Jr. in the 7c car with Dustin Adams finishing in second place in the 3 car. Third place went to Robbie Standridge in the 17* after a tough battle with Kevin Petty in the 72. Petty finished fourth. Fifth place went to Ryan Kempin in the 2k. The Hard Charger Award winner was Dustin Barks in the 22 car after starting eighteenth, passing eleven cars and finishing in seventh.
The last class on the night was the A-Modified class. There were 13 A-Modifieds in attendance divided into two heat races. The first heat race had seven cars take the green flag. Taking the win was the 56 car of Jeff Asher with Kodi Savage finishing in second in the 25s after starting in the fifth starting position. Mike Savage crossed the finish line in third place in the 13 car.
Heat race number two had six cars take the green flag with Tim Nash taking the win in the number 7 car after starting in the fifth position. In second place, from the sixth starting position was the 14 of Billy Smith. Randy Forster crossed the line in third place in the r7 car.
The main event for the A-Modifieds was a constant battle for the win with Billy Smith coming out on top in the 14 car by less than a car length over second place finisher Tim Nash in the 7 car. Third place went to Kodi Savage in the 25s car with Jeff Asher in the 56 crossing the line in fourth. Finishing in fifth place was the 13 of Mike Savage. The BSB Manufacturing Award winner for the A-Modified class was the number 7 of Tim Nash for passing three cars.

 

Ralph Engel opens Allegheny Sprint Tour season with victory at Tri-City Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SENECA, PA (May 15, 2017) - After losing the first three scheduled events to Mother Nature, the Racesaver/IMCA Allegheny Sprint Tour finally opened its inaugural season by visiting Franklin, Pennsylvania’s Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday evening, May 14. The 305 cubic inch sprint cars were one of five divisions on the card, all helping Tri-City open its gates for the first time this year.

Ralph Engel, a Harmony native and former IMCA/Racesaver feature winner during Laurel Highlands competition, earned high honors on Sunday night at the Franklin half-mile, topping all 12 entries by leading all 20 circuits. Jacob Gomola and Dakota Schweikart rounded out the podium finishers, followed by Dale Schweikart and Rob Felix.

“Not a bad way to open our season,” Jake Gomola explained, Allegheny Sprint Tour promoter. “Hopefully now we can move through the rest of our season without any additional distractions. Mother Nature was tough on us for a while. The rest of the summer stands pretty busy. I look forward to it!”

Racesaver/IMCA Allegheny Sprint Tour travelers will continue their 2017 season with back-to-back appearances at the Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville, Pennsylvania. Action will resume on Friday night, May 19, followed by another one-night appearance on Friday, May 26th.

Text Results: Tri-City Raceway Park - Allegheny Sprint Tour Racesaver 305 Sprint Finish (May 14): Ralph Engel, Jacob Gomola, Dakota Schweikart, Dale Schweikart, Rob Felix, Kyle Colwell, Rob Bartchy, Zach Hawk, Jeremy Hill, Glenn Noland, Greg Dobrosky, Jeff Taylor.

2017 Allegheny Sprint Tour Schedule/Results:

May​ Friday, May 5th- Lernerville Speedway - RAIN Saturday, May 6th- Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway - RAIN Friday, May 12th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series) - RAIN Sunday, May 14th- Tri-City Raceway Park - Ralph Engel Friday, May 19th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, May 26th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, May 28th- Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

June Friday, June 2nd- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, June 9th Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, June 11th- Eriez Speedway Friday, June 16th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, June 18th- Tri-City Raceway Park Friday, June 23rd- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, June 30th- Thunder Mountain Speedway

July Friday, July 7th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series) Friday, July 14th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, July 16th- Eriez Speedway Friday, July 21st- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, July 28th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Saturday, July, 29th- Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

August Friday, August 4th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, August 11th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series)​ Friday, August 18th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, August 25th- Thunder Mountain Speedway

September Friday, September 1st- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, September 8th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, September 10th- Tri-City Raceway Park Saturday, September, 16th- Lernerville Speedway

October Thursday-Saturday 12-14th- Lernerville Speedway

About Allegheny Sprint Tour: Utilizing 305 cubic inch engines, the Allegheny Sprint Tour is a touring sprint car series headquartered in Western Pennsylvania. The tour utilizes engine rules governed by the Racesaver organization. Engine requirements, as well as a complete rulebook, can be found online at www.racesaver.com. Those seeking additional rules governed by the Allegheny Sprint Tour should visit the Series online at http://allegehenysprinttour.weebly.com/.

The Allegheny Sprint Tour would like to thank all of its marketing partners: Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Stiller Trucking, Hawk Trucking, Alternative Power Sources, Showtime Designs, J&J Outdoor Power Equipment, Fully Injected Motorsports

 

 

Hunter Racing Team Scores A Second Place Finish At Eldora On Saturday Night

By: Joe Burrage

Rossburg, OH – (May 15, 2017) - Chad Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team were back in action against the World of Outlaws at the Eldora Speedway on Saturday night. Chad and Brian Kemenah had a busy week building a new car and after Friday night results they were a little worried, but they decided to roll the car out again on Saturday night.

The Hunter Racing Team made the right decision.

Kemenah was fast all night long, and when he pushed off for the feature in the eighth starting position the team felt good about their chances to move forward.

When the green lights turned on around the Eldora Speedway Kemenah went to work immediately and quickly settled into a groove that propelled him to the fifth position on lap seven. The Hunter Racing No.10H sprinter was not done and moved into the fourth position two laps later using the bottom of the racing surface.

As the feature continued Kemenah was one of the few cars that were using the middle of the track in turns one and two to really make up ground on the leaders. Kemenah stayed patient and the track started to come to him and that allowed him to really put the pressure on the Brad Sweet.

Sweet at the time was running in the third position and was running the cushion but Kemenah kept rolling around the middle of the track and the pass was made on Lap-20; but Sweet was not about to give up and he passed Kemenah back the following lap and Kemenah was able to make the next pass stick for good.

After taking the second position away from Brad Sweet, Kemenah had to try and catch the race leader Donny Schatz. Schatz had built up a solid lead but Kemenah was starting to slowly catch him in the final stages of the feature. Schatz and Kemenah ran almost identical lap times the final five laps of the feature and Schatz would hold on for the win with Kemenah crossing the finish line in second place.

“Our car was great tonight, and we will take a second place finish against these guys,” said Kemenah. “Last night was not what we were looking for and we came back out here tonight pretty determined and the hard work paid off. I was able to keep the car nice and straight in turns one and two and that really gave a lot of momentum going into turns three and four where it was a little tricky but if I hit my marks the car really took off and I believe I was one of the first guys to find the line.”

Kemenah once again showed his strong presence at the Eldora Speedway during the final night of the Lets Race Two. Last season he also finished in second place on the final night of the Spring race at the Big E.

“I have always loved racing at the Eldora Speedway, it has everything you can ask for as a driver and you have to be up on the seat for every lap because things happen so fast out there, I love it,” said Kemenah. “I have to thank Rob and Rita Hunter and all of our supporters that give us a great opportunity to compete against the best of the best and we want to win another World of Outlaws race for them this season. My brother Brian (Kemenah) kept telling me to stay patient out there and the car would come to you and he was right. Feels great to come away with a second place finish against the World of Outlaws it give us a huge confidence boost for our upcoming races this weekend.”

The Hunter Racing Team would like to thank Maxim Chassis, Kistler Racing Engines, Champion Racing Oil, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, JRC Transportation, DKW Transport, JLT, Seneca Energy Corp., Brilex, Pro Shocks, Top Flight Wings, Real Racing Wheels, FSR Radiators, and KSE Racing Products for all of your support.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss will join World of Outlaws at Lincoln and Williams Grove

JONESTOWN, PA (May 15, 2017) - For the first time in 2017, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will challenge the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on home dirt, working to represent the Pennsylvania Posse fan base proudly during the first Central Pennsylvania invasion of the season. Zearfoss will pilot two different rides during the three-race sweep inside The Keystone State, beginning with the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 17.

“We are always excited for the opportunity to race against the World of Outlaws. They are the best in the business, so obviously, our intent is to keep them out of victory lane,” Zearfoss explained, a one-time winner in Central Pennsylvania this season. “We’ve been consistent this season; finishing inside the top-ten and the top-five more times than not. I think if we can mold all of that consistency together, and roll off good qualifying times, we’ll be just fine.”

Zearfoss will continue his World of Outlaws weekend with back-to-back nights of competition at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. The annual Morgan Cup will highlight the weekend schedule, awarding $12,000 to the main event winner on Saturday, plus a $5,000 bonus. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native will pilot of the Aaron Long-owned No. 58 during the two-day Williams Grove Speedway program, while still piloting his own No. 3Z during the Gettysburg Clash.

“I can’t thank both teams enough for this opportunity,” Zearfoss said. “Aaron and I don’t have very many laps together, but we made some very important laps at Williams Grove on Friday before the rain came. We figured out a lot about the car and know where we need to be on Friday when we time trial. We understand the level of competition we are going to be up against. The best we can do is work hard and try some things. It all comes down to qualifying. That will set the tone for the entire weekend.”

Brock Zearfoss will enter his three-race weekend with one recent top-ten finish to his credit; finishing tenth at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday night, May 13. The former Port Royal Speedway championship runner-up is currently fifth in the track championship standings, earning six top-ten finishes in seven starts.

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure and “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.

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship in 2016.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway)

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company.

 

 

Brent Marks charges 21 positions in three events Five races in seven days ahead

MYERSTOWN, PA (May 15, 2017) - The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks put on a passing clinic during his last three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starts, charging forward for a combined total of 21 positions in three feature programs, one of which resulting in a KSE Hard Charger Award at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13.

Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/A. Murray Family Investments, LLC./No. 19, finished 14th from 24th and 12th from 20th during his #LetsRaceTwo weekend campaign at Eldora Speedway on May 12-13, followed by a 16th place finish from the inside of row 10 at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Sunday, May 14. It was a first ever Tri-State Speedway start for the former Pennsylvania Posse representative, qualifying for the 40-lap main event after finishing fifth in heat race competition.

“It was a great weekend for everyone involved. The final results may not read that way, but we passed a lot of cars, and that shows what we are capable of doing. It’s definitely fun to move through traffic like that,” Brent Marks explained. “We just need to put ourselves in better positions after qualifying and heat races. All in all, I’m very proud of my team. We get to race close to home for the next few races. We’re more than pumped to go home and sleep in our own beds for a change.”

For the first time in 2017, Brent Marks will have the opportunity to join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in his own backyard, set to return to Central Pennsylvania with the Greatest Show On Dirt for three events in four days beginning with the annual Gettysburg Clash.

Marks, who was victorious at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” earlier this season during an Outlaw off-week, will follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign trail to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Wednesday, May 17, followed by two consecutive nights of competition at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Saturday’s program, dubbed the Morgan Cup, will award a grand total of $17,000 to the main event winner.

Marks’ first World of Outlaws invasion of the Northeast will continue with two additional programs in three days, set to visit the Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, May 21, followed by a trip to the New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, New Jersey, on Tuesday, May 23. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native will enter the Northeast stretch currently 13th in the World of Outlaws championship standings, earning six top-ten finishes thus far in 2017.

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com, soon to be available on the road in the Shark Racing apparel trailer.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 WoO Stats: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway - Unsanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 6

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

 

 

Morin Makes the Podium Two Nights in a Row

INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2017) – Brandon Morin of Jasonville, Indiana scored two consecutive podium finishes this past weekend at Chandler Speedway and Tri-State Speedway. Both the 2nd and 3rd place finishes are season best results for Morin.

Morin Racing kicked off their weekend at Chandler Speedway in Southern Indiana. Morin started 3rd in the heat race and finished 2nd. He lined up in the 4th position on the grid and raced his way to a second-place finish.

“Friday night was all about building confidence and getting comfortable in the race car,” said Morin. “We brought Donnie Gentry on board to assist with set-ups and that seemed to really help. We were going forward all night. I started 4th in the feature and the leader had a straightaway lead. I caught up to him in a couple laps after I got clear of the 3rd place car and took over 2nd. Back-to-back cautions caused me to not to be able make a run at the win, but we came home with a 2nd, which is great for us right now!”

Saturday, the No. 98 DRC/ FOXCO Engines machine took on the MSCS (Midwest Sprint Car Series) sprint cars at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana. Morin was the second quickest car in his qualifying group, putting him starting 3rd in the first heat race. He would win the heat race and start 4th in the feature. Morin came across the line in 3rd place during the feature event rounding out the podium, with Carson Short on top and Brady Short a close 2nd.

“We looked at this weekend like we had nothing to lose,” said Morin. “I just wanted another good finish. After the green flag dropped in the heat race, I went right after Brady (Short) and got by him to win the heat. He’s really good at Haubstadt, so that was a confidence booster. In the feature, we ran with Carson (Short) and Brady (Short) until we got to lapped traffic. They got away, and we ended up with a 3rd place finish, which I’m still very happy about.”

Brandon Morin returns to local racing actions this coming weekend at Bloomington Speedway Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th at Lincoln Park Speedway. For a full schedule visit Brandon’s driver page at dubpubmedia.com/Brandon-Morin.

Brandon Morin would like to thank the following personal sponsors: Dotties Cinnamon Rolls, Crowe Equipment INC., Wilkes Printing INC., Midwest Motor Sales, Cooper Tires, Purmax Racing Oils, MidWest Satellite, Hinchman Race Uniforms, Bell Helmets, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, CSI Shocks, DRC Chassis, and FOXC­­O Engines.

 

 

Faccinto Bags First Win of the Season

INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2017) – Hanford, California native, Mitchell Faccinto, grabs his first season win at his home track of Keller Auto Speedway over the weekend. The TSG Recycling/ Western Metal Company/I.H. Greenberg No.37 machine led all 30 laps of the feature event from the drop of the green flag to the wave of the checkers.

“We qualified good which helped lock us into the dash,” said Faccinto. “We were able to start on the front row, and got out front in clean air, which was huge because the track was hooked up. After getting out front, I knew it was going to be tough for anyone to make a pass unless it was in traffic. I’m happy to get that first win and ready to try for a few more.”

Faccinto kicked off the night with a strong second place in qualifying, turning a lap time of 13.964 seconds. He would start 4th in the heat race, charging his way to a 2nd place finish, and earning himself a spot in the trophy dash. Faccinto would line up 2nd in the dash and take home the win, warranting the coveted pole position in the feature.

“We've found some speed in the car over the past couple weeks, so as long as we keep putting ourselves in position early in the night, more wins should come our way,” said Faccinto. “I want to thank Stan (Greenberg) and everyone that works on the car: Drew Warner, my dad, Monte Faccinto, Chad Dart, Logan Greenberg, Joey Greenberg, and Joaquin. I appreciate them helping me every weekend and getting the car ready during the week. Glad I could get Stan and everyone a win.”

Faccinto heads to Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway, Saturday, May 20th, for The Faria Memorial presented by J.D. Heiskell & Company. With a season best 7th place finish at the Thunderbowl, Faccinto looks to improve a few more positions and hopefully pick up win with the King of the West/ North Auto Racing Club series.

Mitchell Faccinto and Stan Greenberg would like to thank the following sponsors: Western Metal Company, TSG Recycling, I.H. Greenberg, and Simpson Race Products.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Scores Two Sixth Place Finishes with POWRi Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team took in another weekend of Lucas Oil POWRi action, and Carrick would again race well as he pocketed two sixth place finishes.

“It was another pretty good weekend,” Carrick said. “With POWRi being draw shows you have to be on your game all night long, and Pete and Keith have been doing a great job of getting me more and more comfortable in these cars.”

Friday night in Jacksonville, IL the Lincoln, CA product lined the TRD/Curb Records/IPC backed entry up in the fourth row of his heat race after a tough draw. Putting together a strong heat race, Carrick would work his way up to finish in the fourth spot and earn enough points to move into the feature event.

On a very racy Jacksonville Speedway, Carrick would line his potent KKM entry up in the fifth row for the 30-lapper. When the field was shown the green flag, Carrick was able to move his way forward as he would find himself battling for position inside the Top-Five.

Battling with the likes of Tucker Klassmeyer in an action packed feature event, Carrick’s KKM teammate, Ryan Robinson, would join the fray during the race’s closing laps. Battling with midget veterans Klassmeyer and Robinson, Carrick would hold his own as he took the checkered flag in the sixth spot.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Macon, IL as Carrick took to the Macon Speedway.

Having some luck in the draw on this night, Carrick would line the Cemex/CVC/Shell Shock backed machine up in the second row for heat race action. Getting a great jump when the race got underway, Carrick would get up to the second spot in the opening lap but a slight bobble would cause him to half spin and he would fall back to sixth.

Getting himself gathered back up, Carrick would get back up to the fourth spot and transfer directly to the feature.

Gridding the field from the 16th starting spot, Carrick would again look sporty in the feature event. Battling again with teammate, Ryan Robinson, at times, Carrick would flex his muscle as he worked through a tough field.

Battling with Colten Cottle and Logan Seavey in the closing laps, Carrick would get up to the sixth spot when the race came to a close.

“Moving forward like we did the last two nights is a good thing, and helps my confidence,” Carrick added. “I really owe it all to these guys who work on these cars for putting me in a good position every night.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank TRD, Curb Records, IPC, Cemex, CVC, and Shell Shock for their support.

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick and the KKM team will be Granite City, IL on Friday night with USAC before heading to Brownstown, IL on Saturday night for more POWRi action.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

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Parker Price-Miller Breaks Through and Scores First Career World of Outlaws Win

PETERSEN MEDIA- Nearly scoring his first ever World of Outlaws win at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN one year ago, Parker Price-Miller would not be denied this year as the Kokomo, IN driver turned in a brilliant performance on Sunday night and scored his first career win with the series.

“I still can’t believe it,” Price-Miller said. “It just doesn’t seem real. We got our butts kicked at the start of the season with the Outlaws, but we knew it would make us better as the season went on and here we are.”

Timing the 360 Yield/DuPont/Pioneer backed No. 2 machine in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials, Price-Miller would run second in his heat race to Brady Bacon.

Moving into the Craftsman Club Dash, PPM would line up in the fifth starting position before recording a fourth place finish and lining up in the second row of the 40-lap feature event.

When the race went green, PPM would take over the third spot as he began chasing after the lead duo of Sheldon Haudenschild and David Gravel. Running in the third spot, Price-Miller would drive around Gravel on the 16th lap to overtake the second spot, and on the 18th lap he would find himself in the race lead after Haudenschild endured some misfortune.

Getting off to a good start on the ensuring restart, PPM went back to what he was doing on the cushion as he looked to keep a red hot David Gravel at bay. With Gravel closing in on PPM amidst heavy traffic in the closing laps, Price-Miller continued to push hard until he took the checkered flag as a first time World of Outlaws feature event winner.

“When you’re out front in one of these races and you have never won, you push it as hard as you can, and that’s just what I did,” PPM added. “It is so cool to win with a couple of my good friends on our team, and I thank them and everyone who supports us for all they do.”

On top of a monumental win with the World of Outlaws, PPM also had a goo weekend with MOWA, as he ran second at Bloomington Speedway on Friday night, and won with the series at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday.

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank 360 Yield, Dupont. Pioneer, FlyingAG, Agee Farms, Encirca, Chalk Stix, Bell Helmets, and PPM Titanium for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will be in action with the All Star Circuit of Champions this weekend as he will be at Kokomo Speedway Friday, Wilmot Raceway Saturday, and Angell Park Speedway Sunday. All three events will be streamed LIVE on TheCushion.Com.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

 

 

Cory Eliason Seventh at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- A busy stretch in the King of the West Series schedule continued over the weekend for Cory Eliason and Antaya Motorsports, as the team finished seventh during their lone visit to Placerville Speedway in 2017.

“It was just one of those nights where we couldn’t get our car in the track and we just struggled with being too free,” Cory Eliason said. “My guys threw everything at it each time we hit the track, and we were still able to get away with a seventh place finish.”

With 23 cars in the pit area for the fourth KWS event of the 2017 season, Eliason would time the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fuel Curve/Fire Protection Management, Inc. backed No. 20 machine in 12th fastest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Kingsburg, CA driver would struggle a little as DJ Netto and Kyle Hirst were able to get by as he settled for a third place finish, which was good enough to lock him into the nine-car Dash.

Find himself scratch on the field in the Dash line up, Eliason would rebound from an early spin to finish sixth and put the TW Performance/Kaeding Performance/Cardinal Paint and Powder entry in the third row for the 30-lap ‘A’ Main event.

On an extremely slick racing surface, Eliason just could not seem to get rolling forward as he and the Antaya Motorsports team would have liked. Getting up to the sixth spot at times battling with Kyle Hirst, Eliason would fall back as far as eighth as he searched the various lines that Placerville Speedway offered.

In the end, Eliason would hang on to finish seventh in the feature event and sits third in the series standings after four races.

“My guys continue to work hard for me, and hopefully I can do my part this weekend in Tulare, CA,” Eliason said. “Thanks to TW, Larry, and everyone who continues to make this possible for me.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 9, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 5

ON TAP: Cory Eliason and the Antaya Motorsports team will get right back to work Saturday night as they travel to Tulare, CA for the fifth KWS event of the season.

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

DJ Netto Bags Pair of Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy weekend of 360 and 410 racing saw DJ Netto and Tri-C Motorsports pick up a pair of Top-10 finishes.

“We came back after a pretty successful Bradway weekend and ran well again I thought,” DJ Netto said. “Friday night we had speed on a track that was tough to pass on, and on Saturday night it was a bit eventful but we were still able to finish eighth.”

Returning to his home track in Hanford, CA on Friday night, Netto timed the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain backed No. 3c entry in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Hanford, CA product would put on a show for the local fans as he raced his way to the win and punched his ticket into the nightly Dash.

Pulling the six pill in the Dash, Netto would finish sixth and line the Tri-C Motorsports entry up in the third row of the feature event.

On a locked down surface, Netto would spend much of the night battling with Gio Scelzi as they jockeyed for position inside the Top-Five. With wheelies and bicycles the norm on this night, Netto would do what it took to take the checkered flag in the fourth spot.

Meeting back up with the KWS on Saturday night in Placerville, CA Netto would get off to a nice start as he timed in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials. Starting on the front row of his heat race, Netto would pick up a convincing win and again move into the nightly Dash.

Lining up seventh, Netto would have some help off the racing surface and was forced up the exit hill on the backstretch where he would come to stop, but unfortunately not see the yellow flag waive.

Scored ninth, the Hanford, CA wheelman would grid the field from the ninth spot in the feature event.

On an extremely slick Placerville Speedway, Netto would search both the high and low lines has he fought hard inside the Top-10. With early stoppages slowing the race’s early flow, Netto would get into a groove once the race settled in.

Battling with the likes of Mitchell Faccinto, Justyn Cox, and Michael Kofoid, Netto would look for position up in the top-five.

Contact late in the race would see Netto nearly lose the handle on his machine, but he would keep his car pointed the right direction. Running the final laps with a damaged nosewing, Netto would end his weekend with an eighth place finish.

“Placerville has always been tricky for me, but I feel like I am getting a better handle on it with these guys,” Netto said. “I have to thank everyone for all of their hard work, and hopefully we can get this thing back up front this weekend.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team will take to Ocean Speedway on Friday night before another KWS battle on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Cox 11th with KWS in Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox returned to action over the weekend refocused after a tough weekend. Running seventh at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Cox would take on the KWS Saturday night in Placerville, CA where he would finish 11th.

“It was just nice to finally finish a race,” Justyn Cox said with a smile. “I was pleased with how our car felt with the 410 engine which is a good thing for us. We have been limited in 410 stuff with the issues we had in March so it really was a good weekend for us.”

Cox would kick his weekend off on Friday night in Chico, CA where he timed the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex machine in ninth fastest in time trials.

Finishing fourth in heat race action, Cox would sneak into the nightly redraw and find himself with the two pill. Lining up on the front row of the 25-lap race, Cox would run into some early issues as he would catch a hole wrong on the race’s opening lap and get off the racing surface.

Going to the back of the pack, Cox would search around the speedway looking for a line that worked for his car as he clawed his way back up to finish in the seventh position.

Heading to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the KWS-NARC event, Cox would show speed on the ¼ mile bullring as he timed in seventh fastest on this night.

Finishing sixth in his heat race, Cox would grid the field from the 11th starting spot in the 30-lap feature event. When the race came to life, Cox was able to pick up a few spots in the race’s opening laps as he ran eighth when the caution flew on lap five.

Running inside the Top-10 for much of the race, Cox would work the bottom of the speedway as he battled with the likes of Cory Eliason and Mitchell Faccinto. Working on the slick speedway, Cox would get out of shape just slightly and he would lose some hard fought track position.

Slipping back to the 11th spot, Cox would try to make up ground on one final restart but on this night he would take the checkered flag with an 11th place finish.

“We were pretty good in the feature Saturday night, but we just couldn’t seem to get any opening to move forward,” Cox added. “I was happy with how it felt all night long, and really feel like we have something to build off of.”

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, EyeLusions, 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 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Croft 5th with KWS at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Bouncing back from a sub-par showing at the Dave Bradway Memorial, Willie Croft would battle up front during Saturday night’s KWS-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series feature event before taking the checkered flag in the fifth spot.

“It was great to come back and run up front after not even making the show last week,” Willie Croft said. “The track was pretty fun and we were right in the mix all night long and ended up finishing fifth.”

Timing the Willie Croft Racing No. 29 mount in second fastest in qualifying time trials, Croft would finish third during heat race action and earn a spot in the all important KWS-NARC Dash.

With the inversion draw going his way, Croft would line up on the front row of the six-lap shootout. Finishing in the second spot, Croft would then find himself on the front row of the feature event as he started alongside Gio Scelzi.

The waiving of the green flag would see Croft settle into the second spot as he chased after Sean Becker who jumped out to the early lead. The early goings of the feature event would be slowed by stoppages, though Croft would continue to run second on the slick surface.

When things got going, traffic instantly came into play as the lead drivers moved all over the speedway navigating slower cars. Going both high and slow, Croft would take a couple of shots at Becker, though he would have his hands full with Kyle Hirst, Bud Kaeding and Gio Scelzi at times.

Aside from the leader, the lead pack seemed to trade spots in every corner on the racy ¼ mile speedway. During the final two restarts, Croft would lose a couple of positions as he tried to make something happened and it would result in him finishing in the fifth spot.

“Obviously starting on the front row you want to finish a little bit better than fifth, but we will take the top-five an move on,” Croft added. “We didn’t quite get the car how I wanted it, but it was a fun night, and we got done early which is always a bonus.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will return to action on Saturday night as he travels to Tulare, CA with the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Sean Becker Newest Member of 100-Win Club

PETERSEN MEDIA- Friday night Sean Becker became a member of an elite club. Fresh off of a self explained ‘bad’ weekend at the Bradway, Becker and Menne Motorsports returned to their strong ways as ‘The Shark’ won the feature event in Chico, CA marking the 100th win of his storied career.

“It is such a cool feeling to get that 100th win,” Sean Becker said. “I have had some great car owners get me to this level, and it’s cool to get the job done at Silver Dollar Speedway with Menne Motorsports.”

Becker and company would be fast all night in the North State as Becker opened the night up by timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay, Inc. No. 75 machine in fastest in qualifications.

Becker would proceed to run third in his heat and then pull the six pill during the redraw, which would line him up in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, the Roseville, CA driver got off to a great start as he carved his way forward and quickly worked his way into the second spot. Once in second, Becker would begin to chase down race leader, Bud Kaeding.

On the race’s 19th lap, Becker would carry a ton of speed and momentum out of turn four and it would result in slight contact with Kaeding getting into turn one which led to the zero car spinning out.

Though incidental and unintentional, Becker would take command of the race an fend off a pesky Kalib Henry in the race’s closing laps as he went on to pick up his 100th career win.

“I feel so bad for what happened between Bud Kaeding and I,” Sean Becker said. “Our car just had some great drive out of four, and unfortunately we made contact.”

Looking to build off the momentum on Saturday night, Becker and company made the tow to Placerville Speedway to compete with the KWS-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series.

Timing in eighth fastest in qualifying, Becker would then get involved in an absolute dog fight with Andy Forsberg in his heat race before finally settling for a second place finish, which was still good enough to get him into the Dash.

Lining up sixth in the Dash, ‘The Shark’ would feast on his pray as he would work his way forward on the slick ¼ mile to finish in the third spot and find himself in the second row for the 30-lap finale.

As the green flag was displayed to the field, Becker had a rock-solid start as he surged to the lead and began to set the pace early though a few cautions slowed the pace early in race.

Continuing to handle business on restarts, Becker would continue to lead the way as the action picked up behind him at times. Running flawless through traffic, Becker looked to be on his way to win no. 101 until the caution flew with just two laps remaining.

The final restart would see Becker again get off to a nice start, but a bobble in turn three coming to the white flag would allow Gio Scelzi to close on him.

Taking the white flag as the leader, Becker would lead the field down the back stretch, and as he committed to the bottom, Scelzi would go high and the duo would drag-race to the checkered with Becker just being edged out by a nose in a photo finish.

“That was just a heart breaker,” Sean Becker said. “Last week I said we needed to do our homework, and Dan Menne did just that and we were really fast all weekend, but just got beat by Gio Scelzi. Dan Menne deserves a KWS win, and I feel like I let him down. We have really good speed again, and we will try again in a couple of weeks.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 10, Top 10’s- 12

ON TAP: Becker and Menne Motorsports will take this weekend off before returning to action with the SCCT on May 27th in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023, or https://www.facebook.com/mennemotorsports/.

 

 

Brian Brown – Win Ties Randy Smith at Knoxville!

(Bill W) May 15, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team tied another Knoxville Raceway icon with their 35th career win at the famous half-mile. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver is now tied for seventh on the all-time feature win list at Knoxville with six-time track champion, Randy Smith. It was a nice capper to a busy weekend that also saw his daughter, Mikala, graduate from the University of Missouri.

The ASCS National Series visited Lakeside Speedway Thursday.

We didn’t draw very well (starting eighth in the heat), and when I looked at the board, I saw Ian (Madsen) behind us, and I wondered who I would even be able to pass. We were able to get up to fifth and somewhat salvage the night.

You started in row seven in the feature.

It was still pretty narrow and heavy, and back where we were, we were able to get a couple on the start. I ended up losing those spots. I think we ended up twelfth, which wasn’t a good night…but I thought a lot of that was circumstantial with the draw and the way things played out.

The Jackson Spring Nationals in Minnesota were up next Friday.

It was an All Star format with qualifying, and we timed in second quick with our heat. That put us starting third in the heat, and you have to run top two there. The inside row didn’t get going and I think (Mark) Dobmeier (starting fourth) was second by the flag stand. We were able to get to third and run those guys back down. I made a mistake on the bottom, which cost about six or eight car lengths. I missed second by a car length at the checkers so if I wouldn’t have messed up, we could have been in a better position.

That set you up starting ninth in the feature.

We tried some different things with the car. Some worked and some didn’t, but we learned. We just didn’t have the speed come feature time. We were as high as seventh and as far back as fourteenth. We were tight when the rubber came, and we went from eighth back to finish eleventh at that point. We didn’t let the night bother us. We just got in the truck and headed to Knoxville. Again, a lot of the night was circumstantial. Win, lose, or draw, you have to hit the reset button the next day.

That was a success! Another strong qualifying run (second quick) at Knoxville Saturday.

I felt like we laid down a solid lap. Kerry (Madsen) came out and laid a really nice one out. To qualify within reason of Kerry and (crew chief) Guy Forbrook is a good feeling. You know you’re in a good spot at that point. They are an Outlaw caliber qualifying car.

You’ve made a habit of starting sixth in the heat and moving to the front.

The way Knoxville’s point format is, you have to race all night long. That’s beneficial for the fans, and it keeps guys from cruising in the heats. Every time we hit the track, we’re set on “kill”, and we try to make every lap count. At Knoxville, you have to. Our car was phenomenal. We were able to maneuver around and make our way to the front. It’s a good sign going forward that we can pass, and some can’t.

The invert for the feature was four, putting you outside row two.

I knew with Austin (McCarl) on the pole, and Ian (Madsen), Kerry and myself in the first two rows, that the winner could very well come from those four spots. When the green dropped, we had to get to work quick. We knew that we needed to get in position. We were able to make two good laps on the bottom to get to second. Ian was setting a very good pace. We were equal to him, if not slower, so we needed to get to traffic. We got to traffic, and he was making some good decisions. There were eight laps to go, and I figured the race would come down to a couple of decisions. We were a little tighter than we needed to be, and the yellow came out.

Did you feel the caution was going to help you?

I’d have rather have stayed in traffic and raced it that way. You don’t know what’s going to happen on the restart. What I planned, happened on the restart, and we were able to pull the trigger and slide in front of Ian. At that point, you’re running as hard as you can, yet you don’t want to get into lapped traffic too quickly. We were able to hold on, and it was a special win for a few reasons.

You tied one of the all-time greats in Randy Smith.

Growing up as a kid, going to Knoxville every week, Randy Smith was a guy you looked up to. To be able to tie him at 35 wins…I honestly never dreamed about it. I dreamed about winning one race at Knoxville, and to win 35 is a great honor. If I never won another one, we’ve done more than I’ve ever dreamed. I’m just proud of my team. Chad has been the backbone of this team for so many years, and along with Michael, Holden and Jordan, they’re doing a great job.

I know you are proud of your graduate.

I’m so proud of my daughter Mikala. She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri on Saturday. She did something I could never do. I’m glad we were able to win for her. I’m so proud of her. There were 1,300 Psychology graduates and she was ranked 13th in the class.

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Brian won the ASCS National series feature in 2006 at the Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. The win came ahead of Sean McClelland, Randy Martin, Jesse Hockett and Aaron Berryhill. All-time ASCS leading feature winner, Gary Wright, was seventh.

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Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Justin Sanders Scores First Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo Win of the Season

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Friday night in Watsonville, CA, it was local favorite, Justin Sanders, parking the potent No. 121 machine in victory lane at the Ocean Speedway as he wired the field for his first win at the speedway in 2017 with the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo.

Leading the field to green by way of his Dash win, Sanders would set the early pace over Shane Golobic, Kyler Shaw, Geoff Ensign, and Kurt Nelson, until the caution flew on the race’s fourth lap.

The race’s ensuing restart would see Dustin Golobic have troubles in his Golobic Brothers Racing No. 57 entry, as he would come to a stop in turns one and two and take his machine pit side for the rest of the night.

Back underway, Sanders would continue to lead the way up front as Ensign was able to get by Shaw to take the third spot as Golobic continued to run second and in Sanders’ wake.

As the surface continue to slick off lap after lap, the action would pick up through the field as drivers jockeyed for position on the racy ¼ mile. With Sanders getting to the tail end of the field by the ninth lap, Golobic would erase some of his lead only to the see the caution fly on the 11th circuit.

Getting open track, Sanders would get a great restart as he got away from Golobic, Ensign, and Shaw who continued to run inside the Top-Five.

The top-three would break away from the rest of the top-five, but the action would pick up four fourth, as Colton Slack tossed his hat into mix and began battling with Shaw and Nelson for the spot.

Up front, Sanders would again find himself in traffic as Golobic was able to take a shot on the inside of Sanders, but it wouldn’t stick and Sanders continued to lead the way with Ensign running in third.

On the 19th lap the torrid battle for fourth would come to a head as Nelson and Slack would get together and both would get upside down.

Just as he had done all night, Sanders executed a flawless restart as he was able to go on and pick up his first win of the season at the track, over Shane Golobic and Geoff Ensign.

“We had a new car out here, and it really got rolling nicely,” Justin Sanders said. “The track was slick to a curb, and it was a lot of fun maneuvering in traffic, and parking this 121 in victory lane.”

Jeremy Chisum finished fourth, Kyler Shaw fifth, Brad Furr overcame sickness all day to finish sixth, Koen Shaw seventh, Kyle Offill was eighth in his Ocean Speedway debut, Danny Malfaitti finished ninth, and Josh Chisum rounded out the Top-10.

Friday night saw 20-cars check into Ocean Speedway and it was Justin Sanders leading the way in time trials with an 11.975 second lap.

Three heat races were on the card with wins going to Dustin Golobic, Geoff Ensign, and Kurt Nelson.

ON TAP- The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA this coming Friday night.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Ocean Speedway by visiting the website at www.racepmg.com, by following us on Twitter @Ocean_Speedway, or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Speedway-169905873046770/.

Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E. Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour heads to Raceway 7 this Friday

(Conneaut, OH) For the fifth straight season, Patriot Sprint Car racing returns to the always fast Raceway 7. It will be a Bonnell’s Collision Center’s $2,000 to win event this Friday, May 19.

Last season, it was Wayland’s Kyle Drum taking the win over Bryan Howland and Justin Barger. It was Drum’s first win with the Patriot’s since 2005, and his third career win with the tour.

Drum will lead a well-known group of sprint car drivers including Jared Zimbardi, Joe Trenca, Bryan Howland, and Scott Kreutter this Friday night.

After two PST-American Series events, Jared Zimbardi leads the points with 285. Steve Collins sits in second with 265, with Joe Trenca (264), Dylan Westbrook (261), and Jason Barney (253) complete the top five points standings.

This event will also be a tune-up for Bonnell’s Collision Center Western Speedweek of Money. Three straight nights of racing, all paying $4,000 to win, where the second night will occur at Raceway 7 on Friday, June 30.

As far as this Friday, racing is set to start at 7:30 with $15.00 being priced for the general admission and $25.00 will be the pit price. This Friday’s show will go towards the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour- American Series championship.

Be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com for more information for the 2017 season. Fans can also like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

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Brady Bacon – Roller Coaster Weekend with WoO/USAC!

(Bill W) May 15, 2017 – Brady Bacon was a busy man last weekend. He performed double duty with the World of Outlaws and USAC National Sprint Cars Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, finishing third in the USAC finale there. On Sunday, he finished fifth with the WoO at Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Indiana. Friday, the USAC National Midget point leader will get back behind the wheel of the Frank Manafort Racing #76M at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The USAC National Sprint Cars will also be in action there, and Brady will pilot the Dooling/Hayward Racing #63 not only Friday, but Saturday at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri.

Things started well for Brady at the wheel of the #63 both nights at Eldora. “We were able to get the car much better at the beginning of the night, and we were quick time both nights,” he says. “We didn’t get quite aggressive enough on Friday (for the feature) and were a little loose (finishing eighth), and then got too tight on Saturday (finishing third in the feature). We are closing in on the window we need to be in and I look forward to putting a whole night together soon.”

With the Outlaws, Brady would qualify 14th quick on Saturday in the Bacon/Marshall #99, but would have a mechanical problem in the feature. “We had some ups and downs at Eldora in the wing car, but had a pretty good balance on Saturday,” he says. “We had wing issue in the feature though.”

Brady has finished second twice in World of Outlaws competition at Tri-State Speedway, and broke while leading another time. Confidence was high heading into Sunday. “We had an awesome car at Haubstadt as usual,” he says. “We went out third from last and set quick time. We were able to win the heat and started on the pole of the Dash.”

That’s where things derailed a bit. “We were able to get the lead, and on the second lap, got tight in three and four,” says Brady. “That got us in the fence and I rolled. The crew worked hard and got everything fixed. We started eighth in the feature.”

Winning was still not out of the question for the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver. “The car was really good,” says Brady. “We were able to get up to fifth and then I spun into the infield. That dropped us to eighth or ninth. We were able to climb back up to finish fifth, and we were right on third and fourth at the end.”

The fast finish was still disappointing for Brady. “I felt bad for my team, that the mistakes I made cost us a shot to win the race,” he says. “I’d like to congratulate Parker Price-Miller on his first World of Outlaws win.”

It will be another busy weekend ahead. “We’re really looking forward to building on our momentum in the midget Friday at Tri-City Speedway,” says Brady. “I’m excited about the #63 sprint car too, so it will be good to get a couple more night in it this weekend.”

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Bacon/Marshall Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Priority Aviation, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Factory Kahne, FK Indy, Lightning Wings, CP Carrillo, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Wilwood, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, PAC Springs, Schroeder, Schroth Racing, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

Dooling/Hayward Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Dooling Machine, B&H Contractors, Diversified Machine, Inc., Stanton Engines, Spike Chassis, Sander, Sweet Mfg., FK Indy, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Schroeder, Schoenfeld and Schroth Racing.

 

 

World of Outlaws Tickets on sale for Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway

MINOT, N.D. — May 15, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota, on Sunday, August 20. Tickets can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Donny Schatz, who was born and raised in Minot, extended his win streak at Nodak Speedway to five races last year, leading all 35-lap of the race. The win was one of 25 on the season for Schatz, who claimed his third straight and eighth overall World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship. Schatz leads the series this season with nine wins through May 14.

Joey Saldana and Daryn Pittman have each won once at Nodak Speedway during their careers. In the 11 main events contested by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway, dating back to 2006, seven different drivers have been victorious.

Battling Schatz, Saldana and Pittman in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including Brad Sweet, who is Pittman’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, David Gravel who is currently second in points, Shane Stewart, who won eight A-Feature events last year, Jason Johnson, the reigning winner of the Knoxville Nationals, who has a pair of victories this season, fan favorite Jason Sides, veteran drivers Paul McMahan and Kraig Kinser, as well as defending Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner Greg Wilson.

Logan Schuchart, who scored his first series win last season and already has two victories this season, leads the brigade of young drivers, along with his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen and teenager Clyde Knipp from Missouri. Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award.

Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 20 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

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Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Hartford Speedway on July 28

HARTFORD, Mich. — May 15, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the “Battle of Michigan,” featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 28 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Shane Stewart was victorious at Hartford Speedway last year, when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returned to the track for the first time since 2011. Stewart started second and held off eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz for the win. That race was held on the former half-mile, which has since been re-configured to a 3/8-mile. Hartford is one of the few tracks on the circuit that Schatz, who already has nine wins this season, has never won at.

Battling Schatz and Stewart in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including Daryn Pittman, won the 2013 series champion, his teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana, who is a past winner at Hartford Speedway, David Gravel, who is currently second in points this season, with five wins. Jason Johnson, the defending winner of the Knoxville Nationals, who has a pair of wins thus far in 2017, while veteran drivers Jason Sides, Paul McMahan Kraig Kinser and Greg Wilson are all on the road again this year.

Logan Schuchart, who has two wins already this season, represents the next generation of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers, along with his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen and teenager Clyde Knipp. Sheldon Haudenschild, who won at Hartford last year with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season.

Tickets for the “Battle of Michigan,” featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 28 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

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Historic Weekend Up Next for SOD at Hartford and Baer Field

ERIE, MI (May 14, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP racers and fans alike are experiencing excitement overload in anticipation of a history-making May 19th and 20th “May Mayhem” weekend.

While SOD will be at two speedways it has raced at before, both races will be on new tracks. SOD returns to Hartford Speedway, a familiar venue for several years now. SOD also travels to Baer Field Motortsports Park in Fort Wayne Indiana, where SOD has raced before, but over 20 years ago during a few years when SOD ran pavement as well as dirt.

On Friday, the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Race #1 at Hartford Speedway will take place on the reconfigured 3/8 mile oval. Excitement is running high for Tim Dibble’s new track layout that is sure to challenge racers. It is configured very differently at each end making the optimal set up a compromise.

On Saturday, SOD will make history with the first race to be held on the new Baer Field track. The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge will kick off its 2017 series on the newly created ¼ mile oval inside the existing paved track. Promoter Dave Muzzillo is confident that the track layout will quickly become a big hit with race fans as exciting, close-quarters racing should be the norm. As an extra effort to make sure the inaugural race goes as planned, the next day, Sunday, May 21 has been set as a rain date.

Visit the Hartford Speedway website at www.hartfordspeedway.net. Check out Baer Field at www.baerfieldmotorpark.com.

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, results, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

EASTERN STORM ENTERS 2ND DECADE WITH A NEW TWIST AS USAC SPRINTS EYE PENNSYLVANIA TOUR JUNE 13-18

Throughout its first decade, the Eastern Storm has continually grown by leaps and bounds each year in terms of prestige.

It’s become a marquee event that drivers and fans alike circle on their calendar each year when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship schedule is released.

In 2017, Eastern Storm enters its 11th year stronger than ever, but with a slightly new look to one of the most popular and hottest tickets in all of sprint car racing as the wingless heroes of United States Auto Club invade the state of Pennsylvania for a highly-anticipated week of open-wheel dirt-track racing across the Keystone State.

Grandview Speedway and the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is the only track to have been a part of every Eastern Storm since its debut in 2007. The Bechtelsville, PA 1/3-mile track opens the five-race series on Tuesday, June 13 in a double header program with the NASCAR 358 Modifieds in a wildly popular event. PA Posse hot shoe Danny “Double D” Dietrich will attempt to chase down his first ever USAC non-wing sprint car victory. Race time is 7:30 PM

It’s off to Abbottstown, PA for a stop at the Lincoln Speedway, an Eastern Storm staple since 2010, brings the series into night two on Wednesday, June 14. The 358 Sprints will be part of this double header event that will carry a 7:30 PM starting time.

The most notable change on the schedule is the addition of Williams Grove Speedway on Thursday, June 15. The USAC Sprint Cars haven’t hit the Grove since Billy Pauch’s lone series victory in 1996! However, the Mechanicsburg, PA half-mile was slated to host a pair of Eastern Storm events in 2008 and 2009, but we’re both halted by Mother Nature.

In addition to the Sprint Cars, Williams Grove will host the USAC Eastern Regional Midgets presented by ARDC on Thursday. The following night, Friday, June 16, Eastern Storm takes a one-day break, but the action continues at the Grove with the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car series returning for the “Horn-Schindler Memorial” as well as the second of two-straight nights for the USAC/ARDC Midgets.

Port Royal Speedway is the second straight half-mile pegged for this year’s Eastern Storm, with the blazingly-fast track set for duty on Saturday night, June 17. The venerable Susquehanna Speedway has taken a new look over the past couple of years with upgrades continually being made to the facility, but for the fifth consecutive year, remains in its familiar spot as the host of the series-ender on Sunday night, June 18.

Thirty-four Eastern Storm events have been contested since the series’ inception in 2007. Levi Jones and Bryan Clauson are tied atop the leaderboard as winningest drivers in the series with six wins apiece. Clauson was the champion in 2016 after three stirring performances at Grandview, Lincoln and Port Royal in which he took the lead late in the going in each.

Chris Windom and Robert Ballou are the active drivers with the most Eastern Storm wins at three each. Windom, of Canton, Illinois won his first all the way back in 2010 at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, PA and his most recent in the last season’s finale at Susquehanna. Ballou, of Rocklin, California, earned all three of his Eastern Storm victories in one magical weekend back in 2015, when he ran away with the series title.

Of the top-12 in the current USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car standings, just over half have won at least a single Eastern Storm feature. Hanford, California’s Chad Boespflug (2nd in points) was a victor at New Egypt (NJ) Speedway last season. Windom (3rd) won last year’s final at Susquehanna. Fort Branch, Indiana’s Chase Stockon (4th) scored a triumph in the 2014 opener at Grandview. Kokomo, Indiana’s Shane Cottle (8th) notched a victory in Susquehanna’s USAC debut in 2013. Sikeston, Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg (9th) captured New Egypt in 2011. USAC Triple Crown champ Dave Darland (11th) of Lincoln, Indiana has found Eastern Storm victory lane just once, at Port Royal back in 2013. Landon Simon (10th) of Tipp City, Ohio bagged the second, non-points feature at Grandview in 2016.

Absent from that list of drivers who’ve had a past Eastern Storm winning experience include series point leader Justin Grant of Ione, California. Mooresville, North Carolina’s Jarett Andretti (5th in points) fought a memorable battle with Clauson in last year’s Grandview stop. Another player in that same battle was Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas, Jr. (12th) who led 12 laps and, coincidentally, owns 12 career USAC National Sprint Car wins. Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Indiana (6th) and Greenfield, Indiana’s C.J. Leary (7th) snagged their first career USAC National Sprint Car victories last season, but are hoping to break through for a taste of Eastern Storm glory this coming June.

These drivers are among a large crop who will compete against a contingent of Pennsylvania natives who will step foot into relatively unfamiliar territory – in the seat of sprint car without a wing. Danny Dietrich, winner of the 2016 National Open at Williams Grove, plans to make his initial foray into USAC for Eastern Storm. Defending ARDC Midget champion and 2016 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals preliminary feature winner Alex Bright, is a regular in USAC’s midget division, but will try his hand for the first time in a USAC Sprint Car.

Eastern Storm has been a harbinger of good fortune when it comes to its champions’ future success. In seven of its ten years of existence, the champion of Eastern Storm has gone on to win the USAC National Sprint Car title in the same season: Levi Jones (2007, 2010 & 2011), Bryan Clauson (2012 & 2013), Brady Bacon (2014) and Robert Ballou (2015).

Additional Eastern Storm champs include Cole Whitt (2008 & 2009) and Clauson (2016), who became the second three-time titlist alongside Jones just one year ago.

EASTERN STORM CHAMPIONS:

2007: Levi Jones

2008: Cole Whitt

2009: Cole Whitt

2010: Levi Jones

2011: Levi Jones

2012: Bryan Clauson

2013: Bryan Clauson

2014: Brady Bacon

2015: Robert Ballou

2016: Bryan Clauson

AMSOIL USAC EASTERN STORM 2017

Tuesday, June 13 USAC Non-Wing Sprints

11th Annual Jesse Hockett Classic Plus 358 Modifieds Grandview Speedway

Wednesday, June 14 USAC Non-Wing Sprints & 358 Sprints- - Lincoln Speedway

Thursday, June 15 USAC Non-Wing Sprints & USAC/ARDC Midgets- - Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, June 17 USAC Non-Wing Sprints & 410 Sprints- - Port Royal Speedway

Sunday, June 18 USAC Non-Wing Sprints & Extreme Stocks & Stock 600 Micros - - Susquehanna Speedway

 

 

IT'S RAAAAAACE DAY! The 360C.I. NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS TEAMS HEADED to SUPERBOWL SPEEDWAY *TONIGHT* SATURDAY, MAY 13th 8pm! 80° and DRY!

(note that the seasonal time change has now gone into effect at Superbowl, thus the slightly later start times than on flyer)

Mesquite TX (5/13/17) by DarinShort.com. After a pair of rain outs, the 2017 NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply moves to the next date on the schedule, which is *TONIGHT* Saturday May 13th (Mother's Day weekend) at Superbowl Speedway near Greenville, Texas.

The event will pay $2,000 to the 25-lap feature winner, $1,000 for second place and pays down generously to $300 to start (see below for complete breakdown). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and just a $15 nightly draw fee.

Plus, race fans of all ages will meet the new mascot of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply, named "The Sprint Car Bandit." Click www.sprintcarbandits.com/bandit.html to learn more about our new mascot!

Superbowl Speedway is located at 437 FM 1903 Greenville, TX and is quite easy to get to. Take the 'FM 1903' exit off of I-30 (exit 87, about 45 miles from downtown Dallas), then head east 3 miles and you will run into the track. The main entrance is first and is for race fans going to the stands. The second exit off of corner 4 is for the pit entrance. On race day, the track phone number is (903) 883-2504 or click
http://www.facebook.com/superbowlspeedway for the track Facebook page. The first green flag *TONIGHT* May 13th is slated for 8pm.

25-lap SCB feature race payback for Saturday, May 13th: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee.

As a reminder, previously our draw-in rules have changed for 2017. Now all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (maximum 360), and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company, Simpson Race Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply and DarinShort.com.

With each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses...if you noticed, the SCB 2016 minimum guaranteed purse was $1,200 to win and $300 to start - yet every event paid more than that. Our 2017 purse is already guaranteed to be $2,000 to win and $300/start at all events - all due to these sponsorship commitments!

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

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.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 42 competed with the series in 2016...and 35 teams competed during opening weekend in 2017. Series rules are posted at the link below.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the event flyer for Superbowl Speedway on May 13th.

You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits and on Twitter by searching 'Sprint Car Bandits'.

As of the time of writing, here's the latest official SCB event schedule - and note that there are some new dates still in negotiation, which will be released when officially booked:

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Dates Schedule, as of 5/13/17:

3-31-17 Heart-o-Texas Speedway, Waco TX ($2,000 winner Justin Melton)
4-1-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX ($2,000 winner Brad Welborn)
4-22-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Rained out, make-up date TBA)
4-29-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (POSTPONED until May 19th, due to weather)
5-13-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)
5-19-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday, $2,000/win and $325/start)
6-10-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
8-12-17 Rose Bowl Speedway, Tyler, TX (Saturday)
8-25-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday)
8-26-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
9-16-17 Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Saturday)
9-30-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday)

We hope you can take in the next NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series event at Superbowl Speedway *TONIGHT* Saturday, May 13th - for a night of high speed 360C.I. Sprint Car racing action!

>>AND DON'T FORGET: on deck after Superbowl, is the rescheduled Wichita Speedway event next Friday, May 19th; paying $2,000 to win and $325 just to start the feature! 8pm start time.

 

 

Knoxville Cup Round 3 LIVE on TheCushion.Com Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: On the heels of a thrilling Saturday night in Knoxville, IA, racing action resumes LIVE on TheCushion.Com May 13th as the mighty 410’s headline the show along with the 360’s and 305’s.

“The first two races have been exceptional at Knoxville Raceway, and we are exciting to see what this Saturday night has in store for us,” Ian Marvuglio of T2 Digital said. “Brian Brown and Ian Madsen put on a memorable show last week, and like the rest of the country, we are eager to see what happens this week.”

During last week’s 410ci race, Ian Madsen got out to the early lead, as opening night winner, Brian Brown, fought hard through traffic to make the closing laps exciting. As Madsen got slowed in traffic on the race’s final lap, Brown closed in on the leader but it was Madsen hanging on to grab the win and give himself a 410 win at the track after winning the 360 race on opening night.

Both Madsen and Brown are expected to be back in action tomorrow night, and they will be joined by Craig Dollansky, who makes his debut aboard a second Lynton Jeffrey entry, Terry McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl, Davey Heskin, Matt Juhl, and many more of the best that the Midwest has to offer.

Early 360 point leader, Clint Garner returned to his winning way last week In 360 action. Garner has been strong in the track’s first two events of 2017 as he looks for more Knoxville lore this weekend. The Knoxville favorite will be back in action on Saturday night along with Jamie Ball, Matt Moro, Calvin Landis, Joe Beaver, Devin Kline, McKenna Haase, and many others.

The 305ci division will also be on hand to complete the three-headed sprint car monster that has become the norm at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Drivers like Kevin Hetrick, Kade Higday, Joe Simbro will lead an extremely talented field of rookie drivers to the famed ½ mile in what is becoming an exciting weekly class.

All of the action can be seen LIVE on TheCushion.Com starting at just $18.50 with a FREE thecushion.com membership while Premium and VIP members can purchase for just $15.50.

Saturday night’s coverage is set to go LIVE at 615pm CST starting with hot laps as time trials and racing action will soon follow.

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STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @WatchTheCushion, and giving us a like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/watchthecushion.

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 11

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 568; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 472; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 409; 4. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 388; 5. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 370; 6. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 328; 7. Tyler Rus­sell, Abbott, Texas, 327; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 317; 9. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 295; 10. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 292; 11. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 290; 12. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 271; 13. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 268; 14. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 263; 15. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 257; 16. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 242; 17. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, and George White, Fort Worth, Texas, both 241; 19. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 237; 20. Nicholas Littlejohn, Weatherford, Texas, 235.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 177; 2. Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 155; 3. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 153; 4. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 148; 5. Jesse Mack, Visalia, Calif., 146; 6. Nathan Rolfe, Atwater, Calif., and Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., both 143; 8. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 136; 9. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 130; 10. Scott Meis­ner, Fresno, Calif., 129.

Colorado – 1. Austin McLean, Loveland, Colo., 39; 2. Buddy Tubbs, Colorado Springs, Colo., 38; 3. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 37; 4. Ryan Oerter, Calhan, Colo., 36; 5. Brad Wasson, Fort Mor­gan, Colo., 34; 6. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wy., 30.

Indiana – 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 40; 2. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 37; 3. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 36; 4. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 35; 5. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 34; 6. John Wolfarth, Boonville, Ind., 32; 7. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 31; 8. Joey Parker, Plain­field, Ind., 30; 9. Kevin Champoux, Indianapolis, Ind., 29; 10. Aaron Carlson, Linden, Ind., 28.

Iowa – 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, and Mike House­man, Des Moines, Iowa, each 76; 4. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 72; 5. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 68; 6. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 67; 7. Greg Black, Des Moines, Iowa, 65; 8. Koddy Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 61; 9. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 59; 10. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 57.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 78; 2. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 70; 3. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 69; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, both 68; 6. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 67; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 40; 8. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 39; 9. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., 37; 10. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., 36.

Minnesota – 1. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 40; 2. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 39; 3. Tre­vor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 38; 4. Ron Guentzel, St. Peter, Minn., 37; 5. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 36; 6. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 35; 7. Karlee Block, Belle Plaine, Minn., 34; 8. Neil Ste­vens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 33; 9. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 32; 10. Billy Johnson, St. Pe­ter, Minn., 31.

Nebraska – 1. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 151; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 145; 3. Adam Gul­lion, Lincoln, Neb., 140; 4. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 136; 5. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 127; 6. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 126; 7. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 124; 8. Jason Danley, Lin­coln, Neb., 119; 9. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 113; 10. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 108.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 40; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 39; 3. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 38; 4. Mark Bitner, Columbus, N.J., 37; 5. David C. Brown Jr., Aston, Pa., 36; 6. Joe Kay, Pipersville, Pa., 35; 7. Stefanie Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 34; 8. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 33; 9. Jamie Kostic, Woolwich Township, N.J., 32; 10. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 31.

New York – 1. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 78; 2. Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 75; 3. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 66; 4. Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., 65; 5. Sydney Prince, Killing­worth, Conn., 59; 6. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 34.

Ohio – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 79; 2. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 74; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 71; 4. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 68; 5. Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, 67; 6. Hunter Lynch, Ostrander, Ohio, 65; 7. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 63; 8. Dilan Al­lagree, South Salem, Ohio, and Joseph Allagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, both 62; 10. Michael L. Ebers­bach, Baltimore, Ohio, 57.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 40; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 39; 3. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 38; 4. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, 36; 5. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 35; 6. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 34; 7. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 33; 8. Brandon Anderson, Montgomery, Texas, 31; 9. Justin Fisk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 30; 10. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 27.

Pennsylvania – 1. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 268; 2. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 257; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 237; 4. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 204; 5. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 199; 6. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 184; 7. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 183; 8. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 181; 9. Stephanie Stevens Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 160; 10. Mark Watkins, McConnellsburg, Pa., 154.

South Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 40; 2. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 39; 3. Danny Jones, Concord, N.C., 38; 4. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 37; 5. David William Duke II, Sumter, S.C., 36; 6. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 35; 7. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., 34; 8. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 33; 9. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 32; 10. David Thorman, Greenville, S.C., 31.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 529; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 432; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 385; 4. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 358; 5. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 355; 6. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 328; 7. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 327; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 317; 9. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 290; 10. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 271.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 152; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 148; 3. An­thony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 145; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 136; 5. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 134; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 72; 7. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 71; 8. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 68; 9. Joshua J. Perreault, Madison, Va., 65; 10. Brian Lawson, Orange, Va., 60.

 

 

Introducing the "Sprint Car Bandit"

Poetry, TX (5/12/17) by DarinShort.com. Saturday night, May 13th, at Superbowl Speedway (near Greenville, TX), race fans of all ages will meet the new mascot of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply.

The new mascot, veteran sprint car racer Wayne Brown, AKA www.cwb15.com was sidelined from racing last year due to an illness, and will greet the fans with candy, decals & more fun giveaway items during periods when the Sprint Car Bandits teams are getting ready to hit the track & help pump up the crowd and drivers.

Wayne is anxious to get back to the track as he really misses the excitement, so we'd like all the fans to cheer him on as well. He'll be arriving to the stands on the back of the 4-wheeler of the Michael Lang, Palm Harbor Homes, www.lang14.com sprint car as he prepares for hot laps.

For an advance picture of 'The Bandit' along with his sprint car (for those of you that might not remember him), please click:

www.sprintcarbandits.com/bandit.html

Meet our Mascot of the Sprint Car Bandits Series!
www.sprintcarbandits.com
Welcome to the home of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply! We're a sprint car series based out of the D/FW Texas area. Visit our site to see when a Sprint Car Bandits series event will be at our near a race track by you!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for complete event information and visit www.SuperbowlSpeedway.com for all track details - and we hope to see you all Saturday night at the $2,000 to win and $300 to start Sprint Car Bandits series event at Superbowl Speedway!

 

 

NEW HISTORY OF AMERICA’S SPEEDWAYS RECENTLY PUBLISHED

The new edition of the History of America’s Speedway, Past & Present is now available. This 900 page, library-quality hard cover book is one of the most unique books available.

The new edition lists information on over 9,000 auto racing facilities. The book includes information on oval tracks, dragstrips and road courses. It’s been fourteen years since the popular book was lasted updated. The 2017 edition lists 1,000 more tracks than the 2003 edition.

The book includes the years each track operated, the various sizes, as well of the various names that each facility operated as. Tidbits about some of the tracks are included.

The book has over 700 photos spread throughout.

Articles on the various types of tracks and types of race cars are included.

To order a copy of the book send a check or money order for $35.00 (which includes postage) to:

AMERICA’S SPEEDWAYS P.O. Box 448 Comstock Park, MI 49321

 

 

Joey Payne Jet Set on Joining the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing

OSWEGO, NY (May 12, 2017) – The inaugural season of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear takes the green flag on Saturday night at Oswego Speedway and the ‘Jersey Jet’ Joey Payne will be in action driving a former Mike Muldoon machine now owned by west coast racer Don Penix.

Competing in both the Driver of the Year and Supermodified of the Year categories, utilizing the same race car both wing and non-wing, Payne says the TCCS is a welcome addition to the Supermodified community.

“It is a great deal and should bring a new level of excitement to Supermodified racing,” said Payne. “It is a nice incentive and something I look forward to being a part of.”

Payne has four career Supermodified wins at the Oswego oval and is the current Novelis Supermodified track record holder with a lap of 15.802 seconds at 142.387 mph.

The 1998 winner of the Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals, Payne finished second in the 2003 running of Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic 200 with two other podium finishes coming in 2000 and 2015.

With a habit of top finishes in big time events, Payne has his sights set on the overall prize of $12,000 for winning both portions of the Triple Crown Championship in 2017.

Payne will join Mike Muldoon, Tim Snyder, Keith Shampine, Otto Sitterly, Dave Shullick Jr., Jeff Abold, Dave McKnight, Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek, Joe Gosek, Dave Gruel, and Howard Page as drivers currently eyeing the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship.

The Penix Racing No. 14 will join the Supermodifieds of Muldoon Racing, Snyder Racing, Osetek Racing Technologies, Team Abold Racing, Gary Morton Racing, Danzer Racing, Gosek Racing, Gruel Racing, and Page Racing for the right to be called the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year.

The Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear will see five non-wing Supermodified events at Oswego Speedway and five wing events on the ISMA tour including races at Lancaster Speedway, Stafford Speedway, Sandusky Speedway, and Star Speedway.

The first race of the series is scheduled to take the green flag this Saturday during Oswego Speedway’s 67th season opener for the non-wing Novelis Supermodifieds. Racing is set to take the green flag at 5 p.m.

Should weather prevent the running of this weekend’s events at Oswego, the May 13 TCCS event will be rescheduled to Oswego’s May 13 rain date which will be Saturday, June 17.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Roster: (As of May 12) Otto Sitterly (Nicotra No. 7, Bodnar No. 96) Dave Shullick Jr. (Nicotra No. 2, Bodnar No. 95) Jeff Abold (Abold No. 05) Dave McKnight (Morton No. 70) Dave Danzer (Danzer No. 72, Danzer No. 52) Tim Jedrzejek (Danzer No. 52, Lane No. 97) Joe Gosek (Gosek Racing No. 00) Dave Gruel (Gruel Racing No. 50) Howard Page (Page Racing No. 18) Keith Shampine (Osetek Racing Technologies No. 55) Tim Snyder (Snyder Racing No. 0) Mike Muldoon (Muldoon Racing No. 15) Joey Payne (Penix Racing No. 14)

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Roster: (As of May 12) Team Abold Racing No. 05 (Driver- Jeff Abold) Gary Morton Racing No. 70 (Driver- Dave McKnight) Danzer Racing No. 52 (Drivers- Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek) Gosek Racing No. 00 (Driver- Joe Gosek) Gruel Racing No. 50 (Driver- Dave Gruel) Page Racing No. 18 (Driver- Howard Page) Osetek Racing Technologies No. 55 (Driver- Keith Shampine) Snyder Racing No. 0 (Driver- Tim Snyder) Muldoon Racing No. 15 (Driver- Mike Muldoon) Penix Racing No. 14 (Driver- Joey Payne)

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule: May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Rain Date: June 17 June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)** ** - Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

First Annual Northeast Racing Products Auction – Trade Show – Swap Meet Fueled by VP Fuels at New York State Fairgrounds Nov. 17 & 18.

SYRACUSE, NY – A new tradition is set to begin on Friday and Saturday, November 17 &18 with the first annual Northeast Racing Products Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet. The spacious Center of Progress Building located on the New York State Fairgrounds will be location and all forms of motorsports will be represented.

Northeast promoter Jeremie Corcoran has taken the reins of the new show and with several months still to the actual event, the event is way ahead of schedule.

“I was presented the opportunity to hold the show from the state and I was quick to jump at it,” said Corcoran. “I just want to bring new life here in the Northeast with a show that will have something for all. Syracuse is a perfect location to hold the event as it’s centrally located to all forms of motorsports.”

“There will be something for all forms of motorsports, it will of course be a trade show with nearly 300 booths, we will have an auction that will be held over the two days and a separate room for an indoor swap meet,” Corcoran continued, “The response has been tremendous, 60% of the booths are already filled with some of the industry’s biggest names. I am expecting it to be sold out. We already got great support from VP Fuels and we are expecting to announce a title sponsor here real soon.”

Corcoran is overwhelmed with such great support that on Friday night he will hold a special vendor party where for two hours food and beer will be on him. Also, all drivers regaurdless of divisions will be admitted for free. Registration will soon be available on the website an if you’re on a listed roster you will be confirmed.

Companies such as Bicknell Racing Products and Hoosier Racing Tires, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Keizer Racing Wheels, ASI Racewear, Teo Pro Cars, Bert Transmission, DMI Race Products, Troyer Race Cars, Winters Performance, K1 Racegear, Joie of Seating, Kirkey Fabrication, Penske Racing Shocks, Brett Deyo Short Track Super Series, Hig Fab Chassis and many more have already confirmed.

For more information, you can log on to http://northeastracingproducts.com/index.php or Please contact Jeremie at NortheastRacingProducts@yahoo.com or call 315.374.2839.

The trade show marks Corcoran’s third promotion at the Fairgrounds for 2017. Partnering with Syracuse Nationals Robbie O’Connor he had the Syracuse Snocross which was to be held on March 4 & 5 but was cancelled due to unseasonable warm temperatures and also the very successful Stadium Cross on March 24-26. Hundreds of riders were on hand with sell-out crowds all three days.

The Snocross, which will be held on a better February date, and the Stadium Cross is already set for 2018.

Mark November 17 and 18 on your calendars, the Northeast Racing Products Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet will be the place to be. New York State Fairgrounds Center of Progress Building will be the site. Stay tuned on the forthcoming weeks with more exciting news.

 

 

7mate Northline Speedway Celebrates 35 Years

The 2017 season is gearing up to be a great one for Darwin’s 7mate Northline Speedway, with the track celebrating its 35th anniversary since moving from Bagot Park and undergoing a number of exciting upgrades and improvements to mark the momentous occasion.

Looking to build on what was a pleasing 2016 season, Northline Speedway has decided to pull out all of the stops in order to celebrate 35 years of providing thrilling and entertaining racing to a dedicated speedway audience.

In addition to launching their brand-new website, which will act as the central hub for information relating to the venue, including the 2017 calendar, previews, results, photos and more, the 400-metre clay track has undergone multiple upgrades, beginning with a big screen and improved track lightning to ensure the optimum spectator experience.

To make entry into the speedway as seamless and uncomplicated as possible, the track has developed a brand-new entry for spectators in a new location, while also introducing a newly-built playground area, in order to enhance the speedway’s family-friendly environment.

“We’re looking very forward to getting the 2017 underway,” commented Darwin Speedway Riders and Drivers Association President Caleb Gotts.

“We wanted to make sure that Northline Speedway was up to the same standard as the racing it always produces and we have no doubt that both drivers and spectators are going to be quite impressed with all of the improvements and upgrades we’ve made to the track’s facilities.”

2017 will also see the hugely popular Ostojic Chariots of Thunder Sprintcar Series return to the track for the 10th year, off the back of a fantastic running of the event last season, where the interstate visitors were overwhelmed with the hospitality of the NT natives. This season’s series will also see the introduction of the track’s Pope Bar, offering a special hospitality experience for the ultimate race fan.

The series will be contested over five huge nights, commencing on the Saturday night of August 12 with the Make a Wish Cup. The following Friday night (August 18) will see local and interstate competitors battle it out in the Defend the Top End event, before returning to the track the following night (August 19) for the Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial race. The series concludes with the NT Sprintcar Title, which will be held over two nights on August 25-26.

Nominations for the Ostojic Chariots of Thunder Series will open in May via the event website, where online ticket purchases will also be available.

Currently on the eve of the track’s season opener this Saturday night (May 13), with Sprintcars, Formula 500s, Street Stocks, AMCA Nationals and Speedway Karts on the program, the 2017 Northline Speedway season promises to be a great one.

For more information about Northline Speedway, visit their website: www.darwinspeedway.com.au. You can LIKE them on Facebook by searching Northline Speedway or find them on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by searching Northline Speedway.

 

 

All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars Return To Antioch Speedway Saturday Night

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...May 12...The third round of the All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car season is at Antioch Speedway Saturday night. The first two races have yielded two new Antioch winners as rookie Kyle Offill won the opener and Tyler Seavey won last week. With the $1200 prize on the line, a steady stream of different drivers comes to town for each race to take a shot at the money and, in some cases, get first career wins. This trend is likely to continue.

The championship battle has a different look this year as the Top 5 competitors have never won a Sprint Car championship. Early season favorite and past Antioch and Petaluma champion Art McCarthy suffered a mechanical issue at the season opener that sidelined him from the Main Event. Last week, Art returned and finished a respectable fifth, but if you know him, respectable doesn't quite cut it. He had three wins last season in his second consecutive runnerup season. Despite failing to start one Main Event last year, McCarthy nearly overtook Billy Aton for the 2016 championship. He is currently down 45 points to the leader.

Chasing Seavey in the feature last week was 2015 champion Shawn Arriaga. The lead duo also won eight lap heat races, while Burt Foland Jr. had his second straight Top 3 finish in third. Marissa Polizzi and McCarthy rounded out the top 5. 2016 "Rookie Of The Year" Jenna Frazier, Aaron Miller, Jason Paniagua and Offill completed the finishing order, while Bryan Grier failed to start the feature.

A look at the points after two races shows a very close battle. Foland leads Offill by just two points. Polizzi is six points out of the lead, Miller is 12 points back and Frazier trails the leader just 14 markers. Foland was one of last season's Top 5 finishers in points. Of the Top 5, only Offill has an Antioch win. Miller got his first career win last season at his home track in Medford, Oregon, but he has committed to Antioch in a quest for the championship. He looked really good in second at the opener until a spin gave Foland the opening he needed to finish second. All five of these competitors have committed to Antioch this season, and this could be a battle that goes down to the September 23rd finale. Can the veteran McCarthy catch them, or will we have a first time champion?

Different drivers will surely come to town to make a run at a nice payday, and there are still some local area competitors yet to debut. Dan Gonderman waits in the wings following his third place season in last year's standings. There's also Tim Burcher and Ricky Brophy. Saturday night should be another exciting show for the All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars at Antioch Speedway. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Race Results May 6, 2017 Winged 360 Sprint Cars Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Tyler Seavey, Shawn Arriaga. Main Event (20 Laps)-Seavey, Arriaga, Burt Foland Jr., Marissa Polizzi, Art McCarthy, Jenna Frazier, Aaron Miller, Jason Paniagua, Kyle Offill, Bryan Grier (DNS).

Antioch Speedway Points All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars Burt Foland Jr. 96 Kyle Offill 94 Marissa Polizzi 88 Aaron Miller 84 Jenna Frazier 82 Tyler Seavey 56 Shawn Arriaga 54 Bryan Grier 53 Art McCarthy 51 Jason Paniagua 36

Antioch Speedway All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule May 13 June 3 King Of The West June 10 June 17 Sprint Car Challenge June 24 July 29 August 5 King Of The West August 19 August 26 September 9 September 16 September 23

Past Champions 1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga 2016-Billy Aton

Recent Feature Winners May 6, 2017: Tyler Seavey April 22, 2017: Kyle Offill April 1, 2017: Cory Eliason September 31, 2016: Billy Aton September 17, 2016: Colby Johnson September 10, 2016: Matt Barber August 27, 2016; Billy Aton August 20, 2016: Riley Matson August 13, 2016: Art McCarthy August 6, 2016: Seth Nunes July 30, 2016: Art McCarthy July 16, 2016: Brayden McMahan June 25, 2016: Kaleb Montgomery June 18, 2016: Bobby McMahan June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson

 

 

Clauson-Marshall Racing Collects POWRi Win

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (May 11, 2017) – The Clauson-Marshall Racing team picked off another feature win with “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney besting the POWRi Nationals Midgets at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night.

The triumph put the wraps on the POWRi Missouri Mid-State Nationals that opened the previous night at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO. Courtney very nearly put the Driven2SaveLives No. 7bc Midget in victory lane at Valley as well, rebounding from an early flip to capture a podium position in third.

“I feel like it’s been a long time coming,” Courtney commented after the Lucas Oil Speedway victory. “I’ve had a couple of chances to win races and just never could follow through on my part. Last night I flipped on the first lap and salvaged a third. I felt like we had the car to win there, but these guys did a heck of a job putting this thing back together.”

The triumph marked the fourth win of the 2017 season for the CMR team, adding to a pair of Chili Bowl preliminary night victories and the Shamrock Classic triumph.

"We're trying to carry on Bryan's legacy," Courtney said, noting that Clauson's family has made organ donation an emphasis in helping carry on that legacy.

"We want to get awareness out to make organ donation a common thing," he said. "(Bryan) was a crucial part of why I'm here tonight."

The CMR team fielded three entries for both nights of the Missouri Mid-State Nationals with Justin Grant in the CMR No. 39bc and youngster Zeb Wise in the No. 39.

With a strong field of more than 50 cars on hand for both nights, all three CMR entries raced into both feature events. While Courtney’s runs of third on Friday night and then first on Saturday night led the way for CMR, Grant’s feature fortune wasn’t in full effect with finishes of 23rd and 21st.

Continuing to show improvement each night out, Wise raced to a 13th place finish at Valley Speedway and then earned a strong seventh-place showing at Lucas Oil Speedway. Wise then finished out the weekend with his first career podium finish in a Midget by driving the CMR No. 39 to a third-place showing at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway.

Wise will continue his tutelage with the CMR team this weekend with POWRi action in Illinois at Jacksonville Speedway and Macon Speedway.

Up Next: Zeb Wise in POWRi Midget action at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway on Friday and Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Clauson-Marshall Racing http://www.clausonmarshallracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ClausonMarshall/ and on Twitter at @clausonmarshall.

 

 

Bellm Embarks Upon Weekend Triple – Shows Strong Speed at Lucas Oil Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (May 11, 2017) – A big weekend of racing action is on tap for Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team with three nights of competition beginning on Thursday night.

It gets under way with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway before two nights of ASCS Regional competition on Friday and Saturday at Humboldt (KS) Speedway and Springfield (MO) Raceway.

“We have had decent success at all three of these tracks, so we’re looking for some good runs this weekend,” Bellm said of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team. “I’m super confident in what we have going on right now.”

Bellm and the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions team gained confidence in Saturday’s outing at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway despite ending the night on the hook.

“We were crazy fast all night, we were a top-three car at worst,” Bellm says of the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care machine.

It started early with Bellm rallying from the sixth starting position to win his heat race.

Bellm redrew the eight to start outside the fourth row of the main event. With the likes of Jonathan Cornell and Brad Loyet in the front pair of rows, the impetus was to be on the move.

“I was trying to get up front as quickly as possible,” Bellm relates.

He was doing exactly that, making a move for fourth in the early going aboard the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater entry.

“I was passing for fourth, I got pinched into the tire going into three, clipped the infield tire and flipped it,” Bellm recalls. “My main mistake was that I tried to avoid the other car and caught the tire instead.”

It cut short a night that found the No. 14k fast each time out.

“We were a top-three car for sure,” Bellm says. “We had a car fast enough to race with (Jonathan) Cornell and (Brad) Loyet.”

Despite a final outcome that shows a 19th-place finish, Bellm and crew gained confidence that will take them into this weekend’s trio of events.

2017 Quick Stats: 7 races, 2 top-fives, 2 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Thursday at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS), ASCS Warrior Region at Humboldt (KS) Speedway on Friday night and ASCS Warrior vs. ASCS Red River Region at Springfield (MO) Raceway on Saturday night.

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.

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.

 

 

Reutzel Records another World of Outlaws Top Ten; ASCS & Badlands Up Next

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Another weekend resulted in yet another World of Outlaws top-ten finish for Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team.

After cutting a tire in the late going of Friday’s World of Outlaws feature at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds, Reutzel raced to a strong eighth-place run at Wichita’s 81 Speedway on Saturday night in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry.

This weekend gets an early start with the Lucas Oil ASC National Tour resuming action on Thursday night at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway. From there, the $100,000 Silver Shootout for 410-ci Sprint Cars at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD, is next on the docket for Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team with a potential stop at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex on Friday.

Last weekend’s World of Outlaws double began in the Show-Me State atop the big Missouri State Fairgrounds ½-mile clay oval.

“I messed up qualifying,” Reutzel says as the start of the night. “I missed the set up, I should have tightened up a lot more.”

After losing a position in his heat race, Reutzel raced into the main event after a third-place run in the “B” Main.

“We had a good run in the ‘B’ and then we were pretty good in the ‘A’,” Reutzel explains. “We were running around 15th, we were hanging in there and then blew the left rear tire.”

Moving on to the 3/8-mile 81 Speedway clay oval near Wichita, the night got off to a strong start with qualifying lap that put Reutzel fifth in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration machine.

“We were good in the heat too, we were racing for a Dash spot,” Reutzel says. “We had a restart and (Jason) Sides fixed what he had been doing to finish second.”

A third-place finish in the heat put Reutzel starting eighth and ultimately finishing eighth in the 30-lap main event.

“We were really good in the feature, we were up there battling for fifth,” Reutzel recalls. “Then we had a restart and had to start on the bottom. I spun the tires and lost a couple of spots that I couldn’t get back.”

It was another weekend of confidence building for Reutzel and team.

“All in all it was a good weekend,” Reutzel says. “It’s always good to be able to run up front with those guys.”

With three strong weekends of 410-ci action, Reutzel will try to put it up front on Thursday night in the 360-ci ranks as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour fires back to action at Lakeside Speedway. Reutzel was in contention for the win at the half-mile last year until nose wing issues slowed his charge.

It’s back to 410-ci competition with the $100,000 Silver Shootout at Badlands Motor Speedway. Reutzel found Badlands to his liking last year with one win and four podium finishes among seven overall top-tens.

2017 Quick Stats: 26 races, 3 top-fives, 8 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway on Thursday night and the $100,000 Silver Shootout for 410-ci Sprint Cars at Badlands Motor Speedway (Brandon, SD) on Saturday night.

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

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

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

 

 

Must See Racing

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Must See Racing officials have announced a partnership with SPEED SPORT to televise multiple 2017 events on MAVTV.

The events will be taped for broadcast on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT, beginning with Berlin Raceway’s Must See Racing Mother’s Day Celebration on Saturday, May 13.

The cornerstone of the partnership will be coverage of the 69th running of The Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM from Indiana’s Anderson Speedway.

This year’s Little 500 has a stellar entrant list, including past winners Jeff Bloom, Kody Swanson, Brian Tyler, Chris Windom, Shane Cottle and Jacob Wilson, as well as racing superstars Tony Stewart and Ken Schrader.

The one-hour program hosted by SPEED SPORT publisher and veteran broadcast journalist Ralph Sheheen, along with Derek Pernesiglio, will feature in-depth coverage of select Must See Racing events to a prime-time national television audience.

"SPEED SPORT is 83 years old. We love and appreciate tradition and history. When it comes to sprint cars, the Little 500 has a ton of both! This year's 69th running of the Pay Less Little 500 will be another great chapter in the story of this legendary race and SPEED SPORT is thrilled to have the opportunity to tell that story for the first time as part of our award-winning Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT series on MAVTV," said SPEED SPORT President Ralph Sheheen,

"410 winged sprint cars on a fast paved oval makes for heart pounding excitement! The Must See Racing series puts on a spectacular show. This season’s two events at Berlin Raceway are a perfect fit for our award winning Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT series," added Sheheen.

“Presenting the World’s Fastest Short Track Cars by capturing the excitement and record setting speed of MSR events on television has always been one of our primary goals” added Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “The opportunity to partner with SPEED SPORT and MAVTV with their award-winning programming to showcase the Little 500 and our brand of American grassroots racing is both exciting and of great value to us, our sponsors and fans. We will announce events and program air dates as they become available.”

A live pay-for-view option for the 69th annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by the UAW-GM from Indiana’s Anderson Speedway on May 27th is also available through SpeedShiftTV.com.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: TEST AND TUNE NIGHTS SET FOR FRIDAY, MAY 12TH AND TUESDAY, MAY 16TH

by Greg Calnan (May 11, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway is set to kick off the 2017 season with a pair of Test and Tune sessions on Friday, May 12th and Tuesday, May 16th.

Both sessions will be open to all divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2017. Gates open at 5:30 PM each night with cars on the track at 7:30 PM. The test session will end at approximately 10:30 PM. Technical inspection will be available both nights and will open at 6:00 PM.

Pit Gate Admission will be $25 per driver and $10 per crew member. Any minors, especially drivers, entering the Pits must have the minor waiver signed by both parents or they will not be allowed to enter the pits in 2017. Waiver forms can be downloaded at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=3491

Sprint car fuel and tires will be available from Brown Auto Service both Friday and Tuesday night. The Pit Area snack bar will also be open for business.

Front Grandstand and washroom areas will be open for free access should fans want to watch. The front concessions however will not be open until opening night on Friday, May 19th.

Pit Gates Open: 5:30 PM Technical Inspection: 6:00 PM Test Sessions Begin: 7:30 PM Driver Admission: $25 Crew Member Admission: $10 Front Grandstand Admission: FREE Minor Waver Forms must be signed by BOTH parents. Download here: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=3491

2017 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 22nd season of racing begins on Friday, May 19. The weekly Friday Night Excitement program will include Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway’s 2017 season, and visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule.

TICKETS PLEASE! Tickets for the World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Northern Summer Nationals, Triple Crown Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale now! 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, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

 

 

Lynch Wins WSS Opener At Madras
By Ben Deatherage
Madras, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would open up the 2017 at Madras Speedway in gorgeous central Oregon. Not only would it be the first race for the overall series but it would also be the first event of the Lynch Pro-Formance Products Wingless Sprint Mini-Series. A total of nineteen cars would make the journey representing the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington.

Gary Lynch would handle the field when it came to main event. The Sisters, Oregon veteran would have to earn the win. Lynch would be passed a couple of times only to receive the lead back due to a caution taking place before an entire lap could get completed. He would hold back all challengers to hold down first place the entire feature and record his second career WSS win.

Defending series champion Rob Lindsey, out of Sherwood, Oregon, would end the night second followed by Salem, Oregon’s Tim Alberding in third. The balance of the top five would consist of Ridgefield, Washington pilot Pat Canfield, in fourth, and Theo McCarty, from Hillsboro, Oregon, in fifth.

No qualifying took place however the series would utilize a double heat race format. Winners of the heats were Pat Canfield, McMinnville, Oregon’s Lance Hallmark, Forest Grove, Oregon driver Jake Gilman, and Gary Lynch. Tim Alberding was victorious in the evening’s trophy dash.

The Wingless Sprint Series will be taking this weekend off before the second race of the campaign takes place. The next round of action is on May 20th at Cottage Grove Speedway. It will be the first of three trips to the historic ¼-mile clay oval in 2017.

Be sure and visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories, news, points, and more regarding the Wingless Sprint Series. Also, check out the series on Facebook by visiting “Wingless Sprint Series” or “Northwest Wingless Tour” and clicking “Like”.

Race Results:
Wingless Sprint Series Race #1
Lynch Pro-Formance Prdoucts Wingless Sprint Mini Series Race #1
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Madras Speedway
Madras, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 7R-Gary Lynch; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 25-Pat Canfield; 5. 24-Theo McCarty; 6. 57-Lindsay Barney; 7. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 8. 27W-Guy Weedman; 9. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 10. 50-Brad Rhodes; 11. 7B-Skeeter Flake; 12. 64-Ryan Arnold; 13. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 14. 54-Johnny Butler; 15. 3G-Garrett Johnson; 16. 76-Jason Johnson; 17. 15R-Jake Gilman; 18. 89-Sterling Kane; 19. 6A-Kyle Miller

Dash: 1. 52-Tim Alberding; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey; 3. 15R-Jake Gilman; 4. 89-Sterling Kane

Heat 1: 1. 25-Pat Canfield; 2. 57-Lindsay Barney; 3. 15R-Jake Gilman; 4. 52-Tim Alberding; 5. 24-Theo McCarty; 6. 50-Brad Rhodes; 7. 76-Jason Johnson; 8. 3G-Garrett Johnson; 9. 64-Ryan Arnold; (DNS) 54-Johnny Butler

Heat 2: 1. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey; 3. 89-Sterling Kane; 4. 7R-Gary Lynch; 5. 27W-Guy Weedman; 6. 7B-Skeeter Flake; 7. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 8. 6A-Kyle Miller; (DNS) 29T-Tommy Moreno

Heat 3: 1. 15R-Jake Gilman; 2. 52-Tim Alberding; 3. 24-Theo McCarty; 4. 64-Ryan Arnold; 5. 57-Lindsay Barney; 6. 3G-Garrett Johnson; 7. 25-Pat Canfield; 8. 50-Brad Rhodes; 9. 76-Jason Johnson; 10. 54-Johnny Butler

Heat 4: 1. 7R-Gary Lynch; 2. 6A-Kyle Miller; 3. 23-Rob Lindsey; 4. 89-Sterling Kane; 5. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 6. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 7. 27W-Guy Weedman; 8. 7B-Skeeter Flake; (DNS) 8H-Lance Hallmark

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Schedule
May 6th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* (Gary Lynch)
May 20th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR
May 27th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA
June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA
June 17th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR
June 24th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
July 8th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR-Wingless Nationals
July 15th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR*
July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
August 12th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
August 19th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR*
September 2nd-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR-Ironman Wingless Challenge
September 9th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
*- Denotes Lynch Pro-Formance Products Wingless Sprint Mini-Series events

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners:
Walker Racing Development (Fast Time Award)
Lynch Pro-Formance Products
Speedmart Inc. (Hardcharger Award)
Herz Precision Parts

 

 

Team ILP Drivers Scelzi, Bergman and Dover Reach Victory Lane for First Time This Season

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 11, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Giovanni Scelzi, Seth Bergman and Jack Dover each earned their first feature win of the season last weekend.

Scelzi garnered his first career sprint car victory during only his 24 th career start on Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

Bergman captured an ASCS Gulf South Region event on Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas.

Dover took the lead midway through the main event on Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., en route to the triumph. He also placed second on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top-five finish include:

Zach Blurton pocketed runner-up results on Friday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., and on Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

Harli White posted a season-best second-place finish on Saturday at Gator Motorplex with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Tommy Bryant netted a second-place result on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Ray Allen Kulhanek recorded a third-place finish on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway and a fourth-place result on Saturday at Gator Motorplex to maintain his lead in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

Kerry Madsen led Big Game Motorsports to a podium finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday when the team ended third at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

Dominic Scelzi charged from 13th to third place on Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., to score his first podium of the season.

Jamie Ball finished third on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Channin Tankersley rallied for a third-place finish on Saturday at Gator Motorplex with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Zane Lawrence earned a fourth-place result on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway and a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Gator Motorplex with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Josh Baughman placed fourth on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., with the ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Warrior Region.

Johnny Herrera powered from 14th to fifth on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway during the ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Warrior Region event.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Derek Hagar - 2 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Seth Bergman - 1 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6); Zach Blurton - 1 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Jack Dover - 1 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Kerry Madsen - 1 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5); Trey Starks - 1 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15); and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

 

 

Baughman Bounces Back With Top Five at Lucas Oil Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (May 11, 2017) - Josh Baughman capped last weekend by earning his second top-five finish of the season on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Baughman kicked off the ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Warrior Region co-sanctioned event by winning a heat race from the pole, which locked him into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, Baughman pulled the second-highest number - seven - during the random draw to start the main event seventh.

"I ran the bottom in turns one and two for a while and in hindsight I probably should have went to the top sooner," he said. "We were able to pick up a few positions, but I think we had a top-three car."

Baughman maneuvered to a fourth-place result.

The weekend began on Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the Sedalia Show-Me Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. A broken throttle linkage hampered the team early in the night as Baughman was unable to qualify. That sent him to the back of a heat race, in which he advanced from eighth to sixth place to miss locking into the main event by only one position.

He then ran a couple of laps in the Last Chance Showdown before pulling off early.

"That early problem we had put us behind the rest of the night," he said. "It was an uphill battle and when you're racing with the Outlaws you can't get behind like that."

Baughman is scheduled to compete this Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour before 410ci winged sprint car races on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Spring Nationals and on Saturday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for the Folkens Brothers Silver Shootout.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 5 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Qualifying: No Time; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: DNF (12).

May 6 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour; Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Spring Nationals; and Saturday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for the Folkens Brothers Silver Shootout

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

Beard Equipment was founded in 2006 in Midland, Texas, on the belief that a need existed for a supplier of quality equipment with knowledgeable sales people and customer service. Beard Equipment originally serviced Texas exclusively, but expanded its reach in 2007 to surrounding states and nationwide in early 2011. For more information, visit http://www.BeardEquipCo.com.

"Beard Equipment has been a great supporter and has helped us to get where we're at," Baughman said. "We look forward to getting them in the Winner's Circle several times this season."

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, PPG, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

THREE NIGHT WEEKEND FOR LARSON MARKS RACING TRIPLE DUTY:

The Larson Marks Racing team will be competing in three races this weekend at two different tracks. Friday and Saturday the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set to compete at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and will follow that up on Sunday with Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

#LETSRACETWO: The World of Outlaws will make their first of three trips to Eldora Speedway this weekend for back-to-back events. The half-mile track is one of LMR's most successful venue on the circuit where Shane Stewart and team have racked up four wins, nine top-fives and 12 top-10 finishes. Last year at the two-day event, Stewart finished 19th on Friday night and rebounded with a fifth-place finish on Saturday.

HAUBSTADT HISTORY: In 2015 at Tri-State Speedway, Stewart earned the quickest lap time of the night in qualifying, but didn't transfer out of his heat race. After winning the Last Chance Showdown, the Bixby, Okla., native then finished 15th in the feature at the quarter-mile bullring. Last year, Stewart qualified 17th and finished fifth in his heat race. He then advanced four positions in the main event to earn a 10th-place finish.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be competing in the NMECS race this weekend at Kansas Speedway and Marks will be competing in the TransAm Series at Road Atlanta.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Bob Curtis of Warrensburg, Mo., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Sunday night's race at Tri-State Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track on Wednesday, May 17 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Penn., for the Gettysburg Clash.

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

 

 

Tough luck slows Pokorski Motorsports in season opener

By Jeff Pederson – Pedal Down Promotions

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 10, 2017 - When Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team rolled through the pit gates at The Plymouth Dirt Track last Saturday, May 6, for the first Plymouth Dirt Track Racing event of the 2017 season at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, the mood was lively and the outlook was ripe with anticipation of the team's silver anniversary season of competition.

Those spirits were dampened just a few hours later, when an opening lap accident in the PDTR Sprint Car A main sent the team scrambling to formulate a plan to repair a damaged chassis and chisel together a back-up car for this Saturday's event at Plymouth.

The evening began with Pokorski starting on the inside of the second row in the second PDTR Sprint Car heat race. While running third behind Tony Wondra on the final lap of the heat race, Pokorski lost control of his 2016 Maxim in turn four.

The spin relegated Pokorski to a fifth-place finish and a spot in the B main.

After starting fourth in the B main, Pokorski slipped past Doug Wondra to move into second on the opening lap. Over the final 13 laps, Kevin Karnitz and Robbie Pribnow snuck past Pokorski to push the 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champ back to fourth.

Pokorski held on to secure a fourth-place finish in the B main, which locked him into the 20th spot in the A-main starting lineup.

“Saturday night was the second-worst opening night in the 25-year history of Pokorski Motorsports,” Pokorski said. “The heat race was going okay until the driver tried too hard and messed things up. The B main went okay. I was running kind of conservatively, so that I didn't make another stupid mistake and make things worse . The mistake in the heat race ultimately was the reason we started near the back of the A main, which put us in a bad spot.”

On the opening lap of the 25-lap A main, disaster struck as Pokorski was unable to avoid an accident in turn three involving Lance Fassbender and Andrew Westphal.

“I saw the wreck happening up in front of me, but I couldn't get stopped in time,” Pokorski said. “Initially, I couldn't go left either because of the other cars there, so I ended up getting involved in the accident. It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The accident relegated Pokorski to a 22nd-place finish in the A main and sent the team into high gear work mode to strip down the primary car and set up the team's backup J&J car for action this weekend.

“I have to thank my crew and the guys at R&H Enterprises for working on the chassis,” Pokorski said. “We have switched everything over to the backup J&J car for this Saturday at Plymouth. We will get the Maxim back out in a week or two."

This Saturday the team will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth for the second race of the 2017 season. Racing begins at 6 p.m.

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company.

For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com.

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase

Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Acme Armature Works Inc. of Sheboygan as a new sponsor for the 2017 racing season.

Acme Armature Works Inc. debuted last September when Chad Bahrs purchased Sheboygan Armature Works. Located at 2727 North 21st St. in Sheboygan, Acme Armature Works specializes in electrical and servo motor repair and sales for industrial and commercial customers.

Bahrs, who resides in Elkhart Lake with his wife Jamie and three children, describes Acme Armature Works as a one-stop electrical apparatus service shop.

“We specialize in all types of electric motors, spindles, servo motors, and electro-mechanical devices for industrial, commercial and agricultural customers,” Bahrs said. “We are a factory-authorized warranty service center for a wide range of manufactures. We also offer value-added services such as an in-house machine shop, computerized precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis, predictive/preventative maintenance, welding and light fabricating.”

When it comes to diagnosing problems, providing proper repair analysis and delivering top-notch service for servo motors, Acme’s repair team boasts over 100 years of combined experience working with a wid