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Tuesdays with TMAC – On a Roll with Two Wins!

(Bill W) July 7, 2015 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team scored two big wins over the Independence Day weekend after finding a simple fix with their car. Saturday night, they topped a tough FVP National Sprint League field at the Knoxville Raceway. The Altoona, Iowa driver followed that up with a $5,000 victory at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday. The NSL is back in action this Friday night at Park Jefferson International Speedway near Sioux City.

Lately, something has been a little off with the car, and TMAC timed in eighth quick Friday night for the NSL show at Huset’s. “The last two weeks, we’ve been fast, but not as fast as we’ve been in the past,” he says. “The track was still there (he went out 25th), and there were guys who went out after us that did better. Being eighth quick was going to make it tough to pass cars. We were in the first heat and the stock cars had been out there.”

He would pass Bryan Clauson for the fifth and final feature transfer in the heat. “I like the NSL format,” says TMAC. “I like that you can better yourself and still get to the redraw. It just didn’t work for us that night. We missed the redraw by one.” Starting 11th in the main event, he would checker tenth. “The car was just tight in the feature,” says TMAC. “It came down to the motor not running to its full potential. We just weren’t very good. We knew we had a problem.”

TMAC started Saturday at Knoxville the same way he left off at Huset’s. “We went out and turned what I thought were some good laps in hot laps and we were 17th quick,” he says. “Then we were ninth quick in time trials. We just haven’t been fast. Something has been off. We borrowed a fuel pump from Steve Fitzpatrick (with Dakota Hendrickson’s team), and that was the issue. We took off from there.”

After running third in his heat, TMAC redrew a starting spot inside row two of the feature. “The car felt so much better,” he says. “We obviously had a great car in the feature. It’s one of those things that just slowly drops gradually and you get slower.”

He was able to pass Danny Lasoski on the low side and circle around his son Austin to lead the distance. “We got by Austin there,” says TMAC. “I hated passing him, but I had to get going. The wolves were at my heels! I was really proud of him to put the car on the pole. That was the seventeenth night on his engine. He had a good run (ninth) and gets better every night.”

Lasoski approached in traffic, but never nosed by the leader. “When you are that good at the beginning, you are concerned about the end,” says TMAC. “I could still roll the bottom well. I started missing the bottom, and I thought I might be slowing down a little. I saw Danny was on my bumper on the backstretch. I went to the bottom of three and four, and took his line away going into one. I’ve never done that before, but from that point on, I felt pretty good.”

TMAC’s win was an emotional one for several reasons. “If you told me I was going to break my back on opening night and come back and win races not too much later, I wouldn’t have believed you,” he says. “I say that I’m pretty lucky. Winning at Knoxville is so difficult. I never won a feature all last year. We did well at the Nationals and battled for a championship, but we didn’t win. It’s always been tough to get a win, and when you haven’t done it for a while, you start to think you might not get another one.”

Sunday night’s special at Huset’s got off to a strange start. “We had a hole in the left rear tire during qualifying,” says TMAC. “I thought I had turned better laps than we had, and that was the problem. We ended up qualifying fifth but we had a ton of stagger on. It turned out the draw went our way, so you see how your luck can turn for you.”

After a fifth place finish in his heat, TMAC lined up outside row one for the $5,000 to win feature. “We had a great racecar,” he says. “It was as good as I’ve felt at Huset’s for a long time…since we’ve been on these tires for sure. We got a lead and I felt really good. I knew if anyone passed us, they would have to be a lot better than us. We were able to get through traffic really well, and I could put the car anywhere. Huset’s is such a demanding racetrack and that’s why it’s fun. It changes so much throughout the night. It can throw everything at you in one night. You need to drive hard and drive smart. Thank goodness we found the issue with the fuel pump.”

New Partner!

Destiny Motorsports has come on board as a partner with the team. “I’d like to welcome the family of Rick and Barbara Rogers from Destiny Motorsports to our TMAC Motorsports family,” says TMAC.

Newly Designed Websites!

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

This Week in TMAC History!

Over the 4th of July weekend in 2009, TMAC won two races in three events. He picked up the first at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Wisconsin with the IRA after passing Donny Goeden in his first visit to the track. He capped off the weekend the same way he did this week by winning at Huset’s.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, DeBerg Concrete, Destiny Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Vortex Racing, Mastell Brothers Trailer Sales, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, SuperFlow, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, Snap On Tools, Sposato Paint, Winters, Kilani Fender, Inc., DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Taco Bravo, Brown and Miller, Pro Shocks, Ben Cook, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Octane Ink, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Dynasty Stucco, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, KSE Steering, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Butlerbuilt and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

15 Southern Outlaw Sprinters

Last Friday night 22 of the Fastest 360 injected Sprintcars rained down on the always fast Hattiesburg Speedway, in Hattiesburg, MS. The weather was beautiful Friday, but rained us out of the 2nd Annual FlipFlop 50, on Saturday night... Boo.. After the completion of the “Eagle Motorsports Drivers Meeting”, we fired up 3 heats of 7+ cars each.. Hattiesburg’s Speedway’s Local classes were on hand and ran an outstanding show, as they usually do.. The first Heat, presented by AutoMeter, was handily taken by the Superfast Howard Moore in his #40 car.. Moore won the last Hattiesburg Speedway race earlier this year.. Top 3 were: Moore, Morgan, Gray... The second Heat, presented by Ultra Shield Racing Products was taken by Taylor Tidmore in the Gary Bell Sponsored #32B, this is a Young Gun that you better keep your eye on !!! Top 3 were: Tidmore, Turpin, Skinner.. The third and final Heat, Sponsored by Schoenfeld Headers, was won by the always fast Ronnie Howard, in his #44 Scubby Do Special… Top 3 were Howard, Roberts, Miller... After the Heat races and the passing points were figured, we set the 21 Superstars loose in a heated 25 lap battle to the finish. Setting on the Pole was the “Biloxi Bandit” Shane Morgan in his #01 and the #44 of Ronnie Howard on his outside.. Morgan led the Winged rocket ships into turn one and never looked back.. Marshall Skinner #26 and Michael Miller #4M were taking shots at the Past Points Champion, but he prevailed thru the grueling 25 laps, never relinquishing the lead.. Special thanks to some of our “Young Guns” who came out with us this week.. Taylor Tidmore, Tristan Lee, and Joey Schmidt, all are just beginning their careers and they are already fast.. Highest finishing “Young Gun” was Joey Schmidt in the #1S car with a 11th place.. That was Fantastic with this group of “Fighter Pilots”…
The Hard Charger Award, presented by Schaeffer Oil Products, was none the other than the always fast Lee Moore in his #1A Sprintcar.. Moore had a no start heat race and started 22nd.. (not normal, for this Young man)..Moore started 22nd and ran 5th in the finish, WOW..
The Feature results were as follows:
1. Shane Morgan #01
2. Michael Miller #4m
3. Marshall Skinner #26
4. Howard Moore #40
5. Lee Moore #1A
6. Klint Angelette #19
7. Terry Gray #10
8. Timmy Thrash #09
9. Ronnie Howard #44
10. Blake Carrier #83
11. Joey Schmidt #1S
12. Lance Hester #F16
13. Lil Ronnie Roberts #33
14. Brandon Blendon #88
15. Bill Mason #B52
16. Butch David #21
17. Blake Jenkins #10X
18. Morgan Turpin #10M
19. Tristan Lee #N2
20. Otto Scrape #W3
22.Taylor Tidmore
22. Lane Whittington #9

The following Saturday night, the SOS Superstars rained out the 2nd Annual FlipFlop 50.. Watch the website for a rainout date.. Follow us on FB…

 

 

Scelzi Captures Two Top 10s During Western Sprint Tour Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - LEBANON, Ore. (July 6, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi is all smiles following a pair of top-10 finishes at new tracks last week.

Scelzi and car owner Dan Monhoff earned seventh-place results during the first two Western Sprint Tour Speedweek races before the event ended early because of misfortune.

"I had an absolute blast being able to travel up through Oregon with my mom, brother, girlfriend and Brent Ventura," he said. "Every single race track was racy, slick, wide and smooth. The hospitality was amazing. It was a lot of fun being able to do that."

Scelzi debuted at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif., a week ago Sunday by qualifying third quickest. He then advanced from sixth to fifth place during a heat race to earn the ninth starting position for the main event.

"In the heat race the track was one lane around the bottom," he said. "It was hard for us to get positions. We got into fifth right away and fought for fourth, but weren't able to get it. Then the track in the main event was extremely slick to the top of the race track. I was able to run the bottom a little. I got up to sixth, but unfortunately the yellow came out and moved me back to seventh."

Scelzi spent a majority of the feature in a torrid battle for a top five before he ended with a seventh-place result.

Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., hosted Speedweek Round 2 on Monday. Scelzi qualified 12th quickest and manuevered from fourth to the lead in a heat race before losing the top spot on the last lap.

"The track was a lot flatter and a little bigger than Yreka," he said. "We went out really late for qualifying, which hurt us a lot. I got the lead in the heat race and led every lap until the yellow came out on the white flag lap. Kyle Hirst got around me on the bottom in turns one and two on the last lap and stole it."

That lined Scelzi up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"I drove it up to fourth with two laps left and on the white flag a lapped car half spun in front of me," he said. "I got out of the gas, which let three cars get by me. I had to check up and it cost me. We had a really good run going."

The team, which had been battling the engine overheating, elected to skip Speedweek Round 3 at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore., last Tuesday. They returned to action on Thursday at Willamette Speedway, where Scelzi timed in 11th quickest during split qualifying.

Scelzi led most of a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row before Hirst made another last-lap pass.

"Hirst got me again on the last lap around the top so that lined me up 16th for the main event," he said. "I got up to ninth in nine laps and ended up losing my brakes going three wide for seventh place. I got out of the gas and as soon as I did the red flag came out so I coasted to a stop."

A small brake line fire ensued, which knocked Scelzi out of the event with a 21st-place result. The team decided to skip the final two Speedweek races and returned to California.

Scelzi will return to his family sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Howard Kaeding Classic with the Civil War Sprint Car Series and the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

He has earned a top-10 finish during all 17 sprint car features at the quarter-mile track.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 28 - Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 7 (9).

June 29 - Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (9).

July 2 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 21 (16).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 1 win, 10 top fives, 19 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Howard Kaeding Classic with the Civil War Sprint Car Series and the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Line Oil

Since 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation has grown to manufacture more than 100 quality products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives, and its popular WaterWetter cooling additive for the automotive, motorcycle, marine, and industrial markets. Based in Benicia, Calif., Red Line has a reputation with racers and enthusiasts alike for creating products that perform and protect better than any on the market, regardless of price. For more information, visit http://www.RedLineOil.com.

"Red Line Oil is definitely the best product available," Scelzi said. "My dad used it when he drag raced and I've used it my entire career."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, Kaeding Performance, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, ARP and Big & Deep Ag Development for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tiner Turns In Impressive Speedweek Performance

PETERSEN MEDIA: With some bad luck in California and a couple of off weeks behind him, Steven Tiner headed north for Speedweek Northwest, and turned in a very memorable performance during the six race span.

“We really had some awesome runs up north, and it felt good to be back up front after having some bad luck lately,” Steven Tiner noted.

Kicking things off on June 28th at the Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, CA, Tiner would kick his Speedweek off by timing his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious No. 94 machine in seventh fastest in time trials.

Finishing third in his heat race, Tiner would then win the Dash and line up on the pole for the feature event. Getting off to a great start, Tiner would be in control during the first quarter of the race until a shock would fail on him. Hanging on as best as he could Tiner would slip back to the third spot, where he would finish.

Last Monday night saw Tiner and his STR team take to the Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR and after a dismal 14th quick effort in time trials, Tiner would finish fourth in his heat race and line up in the seventh row for the feature event.

Tiner simply came alive during the feature event. With only one yellow flag during the duration of the A, the Visalia, CA driver was able to find grip on an extremely slick surface as he charged his way to a fifth place finish.

Tuesday night the scene shifted to the coast as Coos Bay Speedway was next on the docket. Timing in seventh fastest after going out late during time trials, a third place effort during his heat race would again put Tiner in the Dash.

For the second time in three races, the Dash win would see Tiner lead the field to green. Getting off to another strong start, Tiner would lead the first half of the race as he fought threw thick lapped traffic. Admittedly making a mistake in traffic, Tiner would give up the lead and fall back to finish in the fourth spot.

“We had a car to win in Coos Bay, but I just made some bad decisions in traffic,” Tiner added.

Taking a night off to head to the Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, OR, Tiner would time in quick time in his time trial flight before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Lining up fourth in the feature by way of his Dash finish, Tiner would pick up another Top-Five finish on his trip as he posted a fourth place finish for the second consecutive race.

Friday night at the Cottage Grove Speedway, Tiner would line up in the 10th spot for the eventual non-stop feature event. With most of the field using the bottom of the speedway, Tiner would pick up positions as he could as he ultimately found himself in the seventh spot when the race came to a close.

The Speedweek finale might have been Tiner’s best showing of the week. After timing in ninth fastest, Tiner would pick up the heat race win from his second row starting position and move into the Dash.

After finishing fourth in the Dash, Tiner lined up in the second row of the feature event, and quickly worked into the second spot. Chasing after the race leader, Tiner did not make it easy for the driver out front as he attempted numerous slide jobs as he looked for the top spot.

Relentless in his pursuit, Tiner would come up short as he ended his week with a second place finish.

“It was a great trip for this team,” Tiner added. “We got back to running well, and we really got our car comfortable. I have to thank everyone who makes this trip possible for me year after year, and I can’t wait to get back up to Oregon next year.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Elma Lanes, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Steven Tiner is hoping to race this Friday night at the Ocean Speedway with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

World of Outlaws Tickets on sale for NAPA Sprint Car Extravaganza at Junction Motor Speedway on August 18

McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. — July 6, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for the NAPA Auto Parts Sprint Car Extravaganza Presented by Mid-Nebraska Land Developers featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Tuesday, August 18. The event will mark the first time that the two series have competed together on the same card, giving sprint car fans the best of both worlds, getting to see 410-winged sprint cars and 360-winged sprint cars on the same night.

Tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown Presented by Mid-Nebraska Land Developers at Junction Motor Speedway on August 18 can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Donny Schatz, the six-time and defending series champion, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing, won for the second time in his career last year at Junction Motor Speedway. The North Dakota native is the only current driver competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series that has won at the track. A recent hot streak has seen Schatz finish first or second in 14 of the last 16 races. At one point, he won five in a row and has a total of 19 victories already this season.

Also in action with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will be Shane Stewart, who is currently second in points, with four wins this season and 2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman, who has three wins thus far in 2015. Kerry Madsen, from Australia, is currently third in points and will be looking for his first win at Junction Motor Speedway. Brad Sweet, who is Pittman’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, is currently fourth in points and has three wins this year. Joey Saldana, who has relatives in Nebraska, rounds out the top-five in points.

Other drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws this season that will be in attendance at Junction Motor Speedway include: veterans Paul McMahan, Jason Sides and Kraig Kinser, as well as young guns David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen. Jason Johnson, who is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award will also be in attendance, having recently returned after nearly three months out of the car due to injury.

Leading the way for the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series is veteran driver Billy Alley, who has nine top-10 finishes in as many starts. Jack Dover, a Nebraska native, is currently second in points and leads the series with five wins. Cody Ledger is third in the current standings with a win, while Jordan Boston and Tyler Drueke round out the top-five in points. Brian Brown, who won earlier this season with the World of Outlaws, has a pair of wins with the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series this year, while Jonathan Cornell also has been to victory lane thus far in 2015.

Tickets for NAPA Auto Parts Sprint Car Extravaganza Presented by Mid-Nebraska Land Developers at Junction Motor Speedway on August 18 can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

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

 

 

Stornetta Shows Improvement In Winged Car

PETERSEN MEDIA- Joe Stornetta and the Lathrop Motorsports team continue to show improvement week after week. After being hounded with mechanical issues, Stornetta was able to pick up a ninth place finish during a rare Friday night show at the Petaluma Speedway.

“It was extremely important for us to finish on Friday night, and we were happy with the direction we are heading,” Stornetta added. “We have had some issues over the last few races, but we are all feeling pretty good after Friday’s show.”

Timing in 9th fastest on Friday night, the Santa Rosa, CA driver would line up on the pole of his heat race. With the outside line being the preferred line, Stornetta would slip back to third before he could get to the top heading into turns three and four.

Settling for a third place finish, Stornetta would move into the feature event where he gridded the field from the sixth row. On a track that was very tricky to get around, Stornetta was patient and able to move his way forward.

A rough surface made things dicey at times, but Stornetta was able to keep his nose clean, as he tip-toed around the Petaluma Speedway surface to capture a ninth place finish and him and his team continue to gel and get things ironed out.

“It wasn’t a perfect night, but it was one of our best night’s together,” he added. “We fought some handling issues in the feature event, but overall we were happy with how we ran. I really have to thank this team for giving me the chance to run with the wing, and I am confident we will get everything in order this Summer.”

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

ON TAP: Stornetta will climb aboard his Joe Stornetta No. 6 machine on Saturday night as the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos comes back to life at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-11, Wins-2, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-7

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other media needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

Sides Earns First World of Outlaws Victory Since 2012 at Dodge City

Inside Line Promotions - DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 6, 2015) - Jason Sides is on Cloud 9 after recording his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature victory of the season last Friday at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Sides claimed the opening round of the Boot Hill Showdown, which was his first World of Outlaws win since 2012 and snapped a 202-race winless streak with the series.

"They are hard to get, especially with the caliber of cars you race with," he said. "I've had that big egg in the win column the last two years. To get that out of there, now you know you can do it. Not to be greedy, but hopefully I can get a couple more now."

Sides kicked off last Friday's race by qualifying fourth quickest before he finished where he started - third - during a heat race to lock himself into the dash. A fifth-place result in the dash lined him up on inside of the third row for the 30-lap main event.

"(David) Gravel tried to the run the top and (Jason) Johnson and (Donny) Schatz got by him real quick and I did, too," he said. "I was running third on the first lap. We got to traffic pretty quickly and I just stayed on the bottom. We got by both of them on the bottom. We ran up on a couple of lapped cars and it took a bit to get by and they said later that Schatz would close up on me, but once I'd get by the lapped cars I'd pull away."

Sides took the lead on Lap 14 and never looked back en route to the emotional victory at a track he last won at in 2011.

"A lot of it was the race track had a really good bottom," he said. "It was a big boost for our team."

Sides closed the Boot Hill Showdown on Saturday by qualifying seventh quickest, which started him on the inside of the second row for a heat race.

"We got the heat race win, which put us in the dash," he said. "They drew the six, which was perfect. We won the dash and was on the pole for the feature. By that time they worked the top. The bottom had been decent all night long."

That forced Sides, who was on the pole for the main event, to start in the bad lane.

"On the start it was already slick," he said. "On the original start I went through turn one and slid up there. Somebody got by me and then Joey (Saldana) spun out. On the next attempt I drove up there by the flagstand and got in line and ran second to Donny for 14 or 15 laps until we had a caution. He chose the outside so I was on the bottom again. This time I couldn't get there quick enough. (Paul) McMahan and Johnson got by and then I got in line in fourth and ran there."

Sides held on for a fourth-place finish, which marked his 11th top five of the season.

He also competed last Wednesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Sides set quick time during qualifying for the second time in three races before he placed third in a heat race. He then finished fourth in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"I made the wrong decision and didn't get up to the top quick enough," he said. "I tried to run the bottom and couldn't really hold the bottom too well early with all the fuel in the car. I moved to the outside when I needed to late in the race. It was a product of tightening up too much and not getting to the top when I should have."

Sides ended with an 11th-place result.

He returns to action this Saturday and Sunday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 1 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 11 (4).

July 3 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (3); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 1 (5).

July 4 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (1).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 25 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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., King Racing Products, Clean Seal, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, FSR Radiators, Dancer Logistics, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Score Sixth Win in 10 Races, Third Straight with NSL

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 6, 2015) - Big Game Motorsports continues to build steam as Danny Lasoski guided the Muddy sponsored team to its sixth feature victory during the past 10 races last Friday.

Lasoski led the distance of the 35-lap FVP National Sprint League event at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., to capture his third straight NSL triumph and boost his lead in the championship standings.

After opening the night by qualifying sixth quickest and finishing fifth in a heat race, Lasoski took advantage of drawing a front row starting position for the main event. He lined up on the outside of the polesitter and quickly powered into the lead.

"We got a really good draw," he said. "The race track was basically one lane and really sticky. We took it easy and bided our time. I knew if I can't pass a lapped car they can't pass me. You really had to be careful as narrow as it was. It's really hard to win a race, but it's easy to be taken out."

Lasoski maintained the top spot to earn Big Game Motorsports its seventh victory of the season.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Lasoski qualified third quickest despite going out late for qualifying. He then maneuvered the Muddy backed sprint car from sixth to fourth place during a heat race to advance into the feature redraw. Lasoski then pulled the No. 2 to start on the front row for the second straight night.

"I had a really good draw, but before I exited turn two on the start I was third," he said. "We got beat on the start. Any time we got in lapped traffic and thought we had an opportunity a caution would come out. Terry McCarl was setting a really good pace and in order for us to beat him he had to make a mistake, which he didn't."

Lasoski earned the runner-up result, which increased his lead in the NSL standings to 321 points and the Knoxville Raceway standings to 249 points.

Big Game Motorsports is set to compete on Friday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the FVP National Sprint League; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway; and Sunday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Lasoski enters the weekend with six straight podium finishes with the Muddy sponsored team.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 1 (2).

July 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 7 wins, 17 top fives, 20 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the FVP National Sprint League; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

VIDEO -

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

Here is a highlights video of the World of Outlaws victory at I-80 Speedway on June 5: https://youtu.be/1EE8dc2q4iY

Here are highlights of a win at Knoxville Raceway on June 6: https://youtu.be/xjmEi-hGvO8

Here are highlights of the victory at Knoxville Raceway on June 27: https://youtu.be/t8-ugw6evC8

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Hendrickson Third With Sprint Invaders

PETERSEN MEDIA: One week after picking up his first two Top-10 finishes of the season, Dakota Hendrickson and his Van Dyke Motorsports team continued to show improvement as Hendrickson picked up his first podium of the season on Thursday night with the Sprint Invaders.

“Harley Van Dyke and Carson McCarl have really been giving me great cars all year, and it is great to get some strong finishes as the season moves along,” Hendrickson said.

Winning his heat race on Thursday night at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Hendrickson would earn a spot in the night’s Dash where a fifth place finish would put him in the third row of the feature event.

Getting off to a strong start in the A Main, Hendrickson would run inside the Top-Five as he worked into the third spot as he chased after Ian Madsen and Jon Agan. Holding his own in the third position, Hendrickson would pick up his best finish of the season as he crossed under the checkered flag with his first podium finish of the season.

Heading to the Huset’s Speedway on Friday night for a night of action with the National Sprint League, Hendrickson would pick up a fourth place finish in heat race action aboard the Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks No. 5v machine.

Lining up 13th in the feature event, Hendrickson would again race wheel-to-wheel with some of the top drivers the Midwest has to offer as he worked his way into the 10th spot. Looking to keep his string of strong runs going, Hendrickson would bobble with five laps to go, and he would finish in the 14th spot.

Putting the Van Dyke Motorsports 360ci power plant back in the car for Saturday night, Hendrickson was set for Twin Feature night in the division. After winning his heat race, the Omaha, NE wheelman would pick up finishes of 13th and 10th in the feature events.

“Personally I feel like I am getting better in the seat race by race,” Hendrickson added. “Like I said, the cars have been good all year, and now it seems like everyone is clicking and we are all on the same page.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 29, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-4

ON TAP: Hendrickson and the Van Dyke Motorsports team will be back with the National Sprint League on Friday night at the Park Jefferson Speedway before taking to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night and the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night.

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Herrera Heats Up at Fred Brownfield Classic to Earn First ASCS National Win Since 2013

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (July 6, 2015) - Johnny Herrera was on fire throughout the Fred Brownfield Classic last weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Herrera earned a pair of top-two finishes, including his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory of the season during the finale on Saturday.

"It's a big momentum boost for myself and the team," he said. "You always go out to win, but it's been a while since we've won. I don't beat myself up. It's tough to win. You've got to put yourself in the right position and we did that. Hopefully we can continue this momentum."

Herrera opened the doubleheader, which was taped for a delayed television broadcast on MAVTV, on Friday by advancing from third to second place during a heat race on the 3/8-mile oval. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 5 to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"I've always liked running at Grays Harbor," he said. "We were good the first night. I got together with a couple of guys on slide jobs and made some people mad. It was a lot harder to get past guys on the first night than the second. There was a lot of blocking and guys getting wide with their cars."

Herrera picked up a trio of positions to post a second-place result, which locked him into the redraw for Saturday's 30-lap feature.

"You want to win, but with the top four being locked in it's important to earn one of those positions," he said. "It's just one less thing that could go wrong the next day. We were happy with our finish on Friday."

Saturday began with Herrera pulling the No. 5 for the second straight night.

"For some reason on the start everyone went to the bottom, especially in turns one and two," he said. "I did that for about two laps and wasn't really going anywhere. I jumped to the top before everyone else did and got the momentum going. We passed a car or two and then we started making momentum."

Herrera took the lead on Lap 7 and he cruised to his third victory of the season. It marked his first ASCS National Tour triumph since September 2013.

The team will be off this weekend before Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races on July 17 at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., and July 18 at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 2 (5).

July 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 19 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 17 at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., and July 18 at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Print Place/Shawn Petersen

"Shawn has been a big help to my career the last couple of years," Herrera said. "I really appreciate the partnership and look forward to going to Victory Lane with his support many more times this season."

Herrera would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Competition Suspension Inc., FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Bevins, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash and Smiley's Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

MWR/Bryan Clauson – Podium Finish in First Time at Huset’s!

(Bill W) July 6, 2015 – It was a bit of a roller coaster weekend for Bryan Clauson and the Matt Wood Racing #17w team. The highlight of the weekend was a third place run with the FVP National Sprint League in the Noblesville, Indiana driver’s first visit to Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. A top ten run at Knoxville Raceway topped the weekend off on Saturday. This week finds the team competing with the NSL at Park Jefferson International Speedway near Jefferson, South Dakota Friday, and in weekly action Saturday at Knoxville.

Last Wednesday Bryan timed in twelfth quick with the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway near Kansas City. “When you have a show with less cars and a shorter invert, you still have the fifteen Outlaws to beat,” he says. “It was a decent effort for us. For our first time there, it was a good start to the night.”

A heat win meant a trip to the Dash. Bryan would start on the pole, but finish second. “Heat race wins are so important (with the WoO),” he says. “We got beat by Danny (Lasoski) to turn one. There’s no shame in that. He’s rolling really well right now.”

In the end, he would start twelfth in the feature and checker in the 13th position. “Honestly, we felt we had a better car than where we finished,” says Bryan. “We just weren’t good enough to maneuver like we needed to move up. We had a lot of speed on the cushion, but we were dependent on it. We weren’t able to move down the track like some of the guys who moved forward.”

Despite coming out 24th in the 29-car field at Huset’s, Bryan timed in fourth quick on a new track. “It was a great qualifying effort for us,” he says. “It was another new track for us, which will continue to be our theme this season. It gave us a shot at the redraw heading into the heats.”

Unfortunately, he would finish sixth, one spot out of a transfer in his heat. “The track was really fast and fairly narrow, especially in the first heat,” says Bryan. “We were actually able to get to fifth. We just didn’t quite get in the right position. Terry (McCarl) got by and that was kind of the end of it.”

Bryan would finish second to Ian Madsen in the B, and start tenth in the feature. A number of caution periods slowed the action. “The lack of lapped traffic hurt us, I think,” he says. “We were the most maneuverable car, mostly because we had to be. It seemed we were moving around all race. The times we did get to traffic, we were able to get a couple cars. I was hoping to get a little deeper in traffic.”

Still, he charged forward and passed Madsen for third late in the race. “It seemed like we raced with Ian all night,” says Bryan. “We raced him in the B and then the feature. We both moved around quite a bit. Our car just got a little better at the end and we were able to get by him. It was a great run there. The car just got better as the race went on.”

Bryan timed in ninth quick at Knoxville Saturday in NSL action. “The track was really difficult,” he says. “You could run a lap in the top ten one lap, and be in the 20’s the second lap depending on how you bounced. It was a very technical track to start the night.”

Rough conditions continued in the heat when he was knocked out while in a transfer spot. “Our oil tank was hit by a huge mud clod,” says Bryan. “It crushed the oil tank and that put an end to the heat for us. We were buried in the B (third) a little deeper than we wanted to be, especially with the top two getting their time back. We were able to run down Dustin Selvage for second and get that done.”

Despite the long night, Bryan would finish tenth at the checkers. “It still had a little more character than Knoxville normally does, but it was one hundred times more race-able,” he says of the track conditions in the feature. “We were back in traffic and we were a little tight. We were really good over in three and four, but we weren’t able to keep that speed in one and two to capitalize. From what we had to overcome all night, we were able to salvage a decent run.”

Matt Wood Racing would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Quick Lane, Fuel Safe, Schoenfeld and Vortex Wings!

To follow the Matt Wood Racing’s progress online, visit www.ColeWoodRacing.com!

Follow Bryan Clauson online at www.BryanClauson.com!

 

 

‘The Mad Man’ Scores World of Outlaws Podium at Lakeside Speedway

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PETERSEN MEDIA- Sitting third in the World of Outlaws point standings despite winning a feature event with the series to date, Kerry Madsen continues to be a model of consistency as he picked up a pair of top-five finishes over the course of the last week, including a podium run at the Lakeside Speedway aboard his American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 entry.

“The guys continue to put a fast racecar underneath me, but unfortunately things haven’t worked out as we continue to chase that elusive victory,” Kerry Madsen said.

Timing his American Racing/Keneric Racing/Morrison Racing Engines powered No. 29 machine in 10th fastest last Wednesday night, Madsen would out duel Donny Schatz in heat race action to pick up the win, and move to the Dash.

Finishing sixth in the Dash, the St. Marys, NSW pilot would line up in the third row for the 30-lap feature event. With a head of steam on the start of the race, Madsen would make a brilliant move on the exit of turn four to surge up to the third spot.

Chasing after David Gravel, Madsen would move into the second spot just before the halfway point of the feature event. Following a caution on the 13th lap, Madsen would make an attempt to take the lead form Saldana, but his move would be for not as it did not stick and he remained in the third spot.

Madsen would reel the lead duo back in in the closing laps, as the caution would then waive on the white flag lap setting up a green-white-checkered finish. Lining up on Joey Saldana’s rear bumper, Madsen would fend of a challenge from Paul McMahan and Danny Lasoski as he capped off a podium run.

Heading to the Dodge City Raceway on Friday night, Madsen would line the American Racing machine up in the fourth row of the feature event, and would battle for the Top-Five in the early goings.

Racing with Daryn Pittman for the fifth spot, Madsen would hold his own in the sixth spot as he navigated around the slick Dodge City Raceway Park. Running the majority of the race in the sixth spot, Madsen would battle Joey Saldana late in the race for the Top-5 position, but settled for sixth at the finish line.

After timing in second fastest during the Boot Hill Showdown on Saturday night, Madsen would finish third in his heat and sixth in the Dash, putting him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

Moving into the fourth spot on the start of the race by using the cushion, Madsen would look low in three and four as he made a bid for the third spot.

Sitting in the fourth spot, Madsen would plant his right-rear on the cushion as he chased after McMahan who ran just ahead of him as much of the field worked the high side of the speedway.

With traffic coming into play, Madsen would move his American Racing machine off the cushion as he looked to clear slower cars as he wasted no time getting back up to the grip on the cushion.

A restart with just 14 laps remaining saw Madsen line up on the low side of the speedway and he would slip back to the fifth spot as he had to fight to get back to the top of the track.

With passing at a premium with much of the field on the cushion, Madsen would close his weekend with his second Top-Five of the week as he took the checkered flag in the fifth spot.

“Saturday night we really had a good car, but lining up on the bottom on the restart really hurt us,” Madsen said. “We had to give some track position away to get back up top but it was a good Top-Five for us. Wednesday night we were really good, and in contention to win, but we just came up short. These races are very tough to win right now, but we are working very hard for our sponsors and car owners to grab a win. I really have to thank Bob and Pete Gavranich with the Keneric Group as well as everyone at American Racing Custom wheels for their continued support.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-59, Wins-6, Top-5’s-31, Top 10’s-51

ON TAP: Madsen and the Keneric Racing/American Racing team will be in action Friday night and Saturday night at the Cedar Lake Speedway.

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World of Outlaws Tickets on Sale for Gerdau Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway on August 23

MINOT, N.D. — July 6, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota, on Sunday, August 23. Tickets can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/nodak2015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-844-2023.

Donny Schatz, who was born and raised in Minot, currently has a three-race win streak at his home track, heading into this season’s event. He won for the first time with the World of Outlaws at Nodak Speedway in 2012, after coming very close on several occasions, and has been undefeated at the three-eighths-mile since. Schatz is the current series point leader and also leads the series in wins thus far in 2015, with 19 A-Feature victories through July 4.

Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana each have one victory with the series at Nodak Speedway, where the World of Outlaws have been racing each year since 2006.

Tickets for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws at Nodak Speedway on August 23 can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/nodak2015 or by phone at 815-344-2023.

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Rilat Claims Second International Win During Night 1 of 61st annual Gold Cup

Inside Line Promotions - EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (July 6, 2015) - Travis Rilat added another international victory last weekend during the 61 st annual Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway.

Rilat piloted Richard Saumure's No. 39c to heat race, dash and feature victories on Friday to kick off the doubleheader at the 3/8-mile oval.

"This was our third weekend to race this year and we've had good runs every night in that car," he said. "It's their home track so we were excited to earn a win."

Rilat opened the weekend by qualifying second quickest on Friday. He then powered from sixth to quickly take the lead during a heat race.

"We had everything go our way," he said. "We went out early to qualify and was second quick. I got a good break on the start of the heat race and went through the middle and took the lead going into turn one. Then I drew the pole of the dash."

That was a fortunate draw as rain created a delay and heavy track conditions for the remainder of the night. Rilat capitalized on starting on the inside of the front row for the dash, which he won to garner the pole position for the 25-lap main event.

"The track was pretty heavy and it was a little narrow for the feature," he said. "It was definitely helpful to start up front."

Rilat led the distance to capture his second victory of the season and his first since early February, when he won the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia.

The team returned to Castrol Raceway on Saturday looking for a weekend sweep. Rilat kicked off the event by timing in seventh quickest during qualifying before maneuvering from fourth to second place during a heat race. That earned him a spot in the dash, where he advanced from fifth to fourth place to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

Unfortunately, the top four cars were involved in a crash only a few laps into the race.

"Casey Adams was leading and he ran over Kelly Miller," he said. "It was like the Daytona crash. The top four were right there together and we had just got into lapped traffic when it happened. We were just getting warmed up and getting going. I think we had the car to beat."

Instead, Rilat was unable to finish the race following the wreck and he was credited with a 19th-place result.

Rilat will take this weekend off before returning to his own sprint car on July 17 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and July 18 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (6); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

July 4 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash; 4 (5); Feature: 19 (4).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 17 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and July 18 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

VIDEO -

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

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

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

Rilat would also like to thank Xtreme Oilfield Technology, Carlan Services, 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.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Caps Boot Hill Showdown with Hard Charger Award

Inside Line Promotions - DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 6, 2015) - Kevin Swindell capped last weekend's Boot Hill Showdown by garnering the Hard Charger Award on Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Swindell maneuvered from 20th to a 14th-place result, which marked his second top 15 of the weekend driving for Brandon Berryman.

"We lacked speed throughout the weekend," Swindell said. "In hot laps the second night I ran wide open and I don't think I moved my hands and we were more than eight tenths off. The air is weird out there a bit so that might have had something to do with it."

Swindell missed the heat race inversion during qualifying both nights. He timed in 16th quickest on Friday and 20th on Saturday before picking up a spot during heat race competition to place fifth and sixth, respectively.

"The first night it was an ok lap during qualifying," he said. "It just didn't make a lot of speed. We weren't terrible in the heat race. I got to third or fourth on the start and gave it back. The feature was pretty one lane and we weren't as good as we needed to be. It was hard to do much anyhow."

Swindell advanced from 16th to a 15th-place finish during Friday's main event before maneuvering to a 14th-place result on Saturday.

"It was the same story both nights," he said. "We tried some different things on Saturday hoping to gain more speed and it didn't really hit. I would get to the flag stand and stay the same speed and everyone else would keep building speed. In the feature we got by a few guys, but I hardly had the left front tire on the ground I was so tight."

Swindell is tentatively scheduled to compete for Bernie Stuebgen this Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the FAST Series and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with, for the Lou Blaney Memorial with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 15 (16).

July 4 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 14 (20).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the FAST Series and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with, for the Lou Blaney Memorial with the UNOH 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've used MPI Steering Wheels in stock cars and they've carried that technology over into sprint cars," Swindell said. "The shape and the grip is better than a standard steering wheel. It fits your hands better."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics and Arai Helmets for their continued support.

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

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Starks Snags Two Podiums, Four Top 10s During Western Sprint Tour Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 6, 2015) - Trey Starks had a strong finish to the inaugural Western Sprint Tour Speedweek.

After placing 12th a week ago Sunday at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif., and 13th the following night at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., Starks found rejuvenation last Tuesday at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore., during Round 3.

"Dirt Cup was kind of rough," he said. "We had good cars, but Skagit is a tough place to race at. We got kind of beat up out there. I think that carried over into Speedweek a little bit. The first couple of nights we just didn't put it together. We didn't have the luck and just didn't have good nights. At Coos Bay I think we picked everything up and progressed from there."

Starks qualified sixth quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and fifth in the dash to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"It's one of my favorite tracks," he said. "The bottom was a little better than the top. I just ran a safe race around the bottom and stayed really patient and picked them off when I could. We were all there for the win. It was who was going to make a mistake on the bottom and nobody did. I think it was the momentum shift of the week for us."

Starks used a third-place result to jumpstart the remainder of Speedweek, which continued on Thursday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. He qualified seventh quickest and finished fourth in a heat race to earn the ninth starting position for the feature.

"We were rolling good in the main, but we really struggled with lapped cars," he said. "We were up to fifth by Lap 10 and then we had a couple of restarts and I just could not get by lapped cars. We fell back to eighth and eventually finished seventh. It was really frustrating because we had such a good car, but the track was great and it was fun."

Starks posted a seventh-place result to carry the momentum into a doubleheader at Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

"We've run there a few times this year and were really strong," he said. "It's a track I really like and we seem to have figured out. We set quick time both nights and it went from there. We didn't do much passing in our heat races since we were in the first one, but it was enough to get us in the dash."

Starks won the dash on Friday to earn the pole position for the main event.

"We were really good in the main," he said. "The track was a little different than Cottage Grove is usually like. It was bottom dominant. The leaders and the lapped cars were running the bottom. That created a bit of a problem. You had to move the lapped car out of the way or find another lane to pass them. I snuck underneath a few of them, but was having trouble with a couple of them. I decided to go to the top and when I did that it let Justyn Cox take the preferred line. It was a great race, but we lost by five thousands of a second at the line. I really wanted to win that one. Sometimes you make mistakes when you're leading and it's better to be running second."

Starks led the first 25 laps before finishing second by a nose.

Speedweek wrapped up on Saturday with another solid night by Starks, who used the good qualifying time and efficient heat race to place third in the dash. That started him on the inside of the second row for the 30-lap feature.

"We took off on the bottom and we picked Roger Crockett off on the first lap," he said. "On the next lap we chased down Kyle Hirst and had a really good race. It was really tight and really hard racing for about 10 to 12 laps. The bottom was a little dominant early in the race again so we got into a deal going into turn one where everybody was fighting for the same spot. We all three touched and unfortunately I ended up going around and off the track. That's just racing. We came from the back with 18 laps to go to finish sixth."

Starks, who led Lap 2, rebounded after the incident to garner a sixth-place result. He finished sixth in the overall Speedweek standings as well.

Starks will return to competition this Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 28 - Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (11).

June 29 - Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 13 (8).

June 30 - Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (5); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 3 (5).

July 2 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 7 (9).

July 3 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (6); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (1).

July 4 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (6); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

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 - Blue Dot Fabrications

Blue Dot Fabrications is owned by Trey's uncle, Dean Starks, who fabricates various types of vehicles, including vintage cars and road race cars. Blue Dot Fabrications even built quarter midgets when Trey began racing. For more information, visit http://www.BlueDotFab.com.

"Blue Dot Fabrications is another business that has been around my family my entire life," Starks said. "My uncle, Dean, has always been around ready to fix anything that gets dinged up at the track."

Starks would also like to thank Southstar Equipment, Starks Timber Processing, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

 

 

Van Dam Captures First ASCS National Top 10 in Nearly Two Years

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (July 6, 2015) - Henry Van Dam registered his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour top 10 in almost two years on Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway during the Fred Brownfield Classic.

Van Dam also captured a pair of heat race victories during the doubleheader, which was taped for a delayed television broadcast on MAVTV.

"I'd say it was a good weekend, but not where we wanted to be," he said. "I thought we could have got up there and mixed it up with those guys. As the track slowed down we weren't able to make the right adjustments. It was a little disappointing, but there were some positives."

The weekend began last Friday with Van Dam claiming his heat race after starting on the inside of the second row. That locked him into the feature redraw where he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"On the initial start we had to take evasive measures to miss somebody and ended up way over the cushion," he said. "We fell back to 12th or 13 th. As we were coming back through there we ended up breaking the right front shock. It was one of those nights where I just had to hold on. I fought for everything I could to get back to 11th."

Van Dam posted an 11th-place finish.

He returned to the 3/8-mile oval on Saturday for the finale, which Van Dam kicked off by scoring another heat race win after starting on the outside of the front row. Once again that locked him into the feature redraw, but once again he pulled the highest number to start the main event eighth.

"I had to dodge a car that was coming to the stop on the start of the feature," he said. "Somebody got in my left rear wheel and bent the wheel. A few laps later we got pushed over the cushion again and lost four or five spots. We were in the wrong place at the wrong time and weren't good enough to overcome it."

Van Dam battled back to record a 10th-place result, which marked his 12th top 10 of the season.

"Everybody has those circumstances where things don't go your way and the great teams are able to overcome those and get a great results," he said. "It's going to happen where you'll have bad draws and bad stuff happen on the race track. If you have a good car to overcome it you can still have good nights."

Van Dam will return to Grays Harbor Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 11 (8).

July 4 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 10 (8).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway at Elma, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at Enumclaw Xpress Lube.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kovash Logging

Kovash Logging is a logging company based out of Enumclaw, Wash.

"Butch and Donna Kovash came on board a few years ago and have turned into two of my biggest supporters," Van Dam said. "Not only have they helped with the financial side of it, but they are very nice people and very knowledgeable, and have been a huge asset to the team."

Van Dam would also like to thank Johansen Excavating, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, Factory Kahne, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports Records Second Straight DNF at Iowa State Fair Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - DES MOINES, Iowa (July 6, 2015) - A tough draw and a stacked up feature start hampered Mark Burch Motorsports last Thursday during a Sprint Invaders event at Iowa State Fair Speedway.

A high pill draw started the team on the inside of the third row for a heat race, in which driver Danny Lasoski maneuvered from fifth to third place.

"We couldn't quite make it up into the top two during the heat race, which we needed to do to set ourselves up in the feature," he said.

Unfortunately, that was one spot shy of advancing into the dash and it lined the Mark Burch Motorsports entry up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The polesitter brake checked everyone on the start and they all bottled up," he said. "We knocked the nose wing down."

The red flag was waved on the opening lap as a fellow driver got upside down. Lasoski pulled into the infield, but wasn't allowed to return to action when the race resumed.

"That series has a rule where there's no work area," he said. "I don't know if we would have won, but we would have definitely been in contention. The race track had widened up enough. We would have been right up there.

"I really hate it for Mark and the team. They work very hard to put together great cars and it's frustrating when you don't even get a lap in, but that's just part of racing."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 2 - Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 17 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

July 15 at Sioux Center Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa; July 16 at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa; and July 17 at Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., with the JSTS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com.

"We have had a great working relationship with King Racing Products for a long time," Burch said. "They manufacture the majority of our driveline, steering and suspension components along with other various items that can be found in their 56 page catalog. Their quality and attention to detail can be seen in each and every part they make. We are proud to be part of the King Racing Team."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, Hot Dot Inc., Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Gessford Machine, Dyer's Top Rods, Total Seal Piston Rings, 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, Huggins Cams, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Lincoln Auto Auction and DUDE. be nice for their continued support.

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Deuces Wild For Vander Weerd

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing a very strong 2015 campaign, Richard Vander Weerd put together another strong weekend that saw him record two second place finishes with the USAC/CRA Series as well as a third place effort while competing with the USAC Western States midgets.

“Our weekend went really well,” Vander Weerd said. “We were in contention of every race we were in and had some really good racecars.”

Kicking things off on Friday night at the Santa Maria Speedway Vander Weerd was in action with both the USAC/CRA Series as well as with the USAC Western States midgets.

In USAC/CRA action, Vander Weerd got his weekend kicked off by timing the Vander Weerd Constriction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 machine in seventh fastest.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Visalia, CA driver put together a very strong performance during heat race action that saw him march his way forward to pick up the win.

Lining up on the front row of the feature event, Vander Weerd would slip back to the second spot as Rickie Gaunt jumped out to the early lead. Battling with Austin Williams and Matt Mitchell during the feature event, Vander Weerd would sit in the third spot on the 17th lap.

Getting into the second spot when the action came back to life, Vander Weerd would chase after Gaunt, but could not do anything with him, as he settled for a second place finish.

Climbing aboard the Mike Sala No. 19 machine for the USAC Western States Midget program on Friday night, Vander Weerd would kick his night off by timing in sixth fastest.

Finishing third in his heat race, Vander Weerd would find himself on the pole for the feature event.

Getting out to the early lead, Vander Weerd would fall to the second spot on the third lap as Ronnie Gardner jumped out front. Running in the second spot and seeing Gardner slowly pull away; Vander Weerd would feel pressure from Shannon McQueen.

In the closing stages of the race, Vander Weerd would fall back to the third spot, where he would take the checkered flag.

Heading to the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night for the Firecracker 40, Vander Weerd would get his Fourth of July holiday started by timing in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing fourth in his heat from his fifth starting spot, Vander Weerd would find himself on the front row of the feature event for the second consecutive night.

After avoiding near disaster on the initial start, Vander Weerd would chase after Jake Swanson and Damion Gardener in the early stages of the race. Getting by Swanson and Gardner, Vander Weerd would race his way into the lead, as the battle for the lead remained exciting all race long.

Just past the haflway point, Vander Weerd and Gardner would exchange the top-spot lap after lap, as Vander Weerd attacked the Perris Auto Speedway cushion, as Gardner would take command of the race.

As Mike Spencer added his hat to the battle, Vander Weerd would keep him at bay as he continued to chase after Damion Gardner. The final laps of the race saw Vander Weerd and Gardner again exchange the top spot on a few occasions, and when the thrilling feature came to a close, Vander Weerd took the checkered flag in the second position.

“Saturday night was a blast,” Vander Weerd said. “You had a bunch of good drivers running wheel-to-wheel and racing hard, and clean. You hate to lose, but we had a good car, and were definitely good enough to win.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-6, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: Richard and the Vander Weerd Racing team will take the next two weekends off before they return to action on Friday, July 24th at the Keller Auto Speedway and on Saturday, July 25th at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

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

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Brady Bacon – Indiana Sprintweek Looms!

(Bill W) July 6, 2015 – Not having a race until Friday must seem like serious downtime for sprint car driver Brady Bacon! He just completed fourteen races in sixteen nights. Fortunately, Friday means USAC Indiana Sprintweek begins for him and the Hoffman Racing #69 team. Friday it will be I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Saturday is Kokomo Speedway and Sunday means a tow to Lawrenceburg Speedway.

The back end of Ohio Speedweek was highlighted by a ninth place run at Sharon Speedway near Hartford. Brady then headed to Pennsylvania, where his best run was as third place finish at Path Valley Speedway near Spring Run Sunday, June 28. “The track was really slick and I tried some different things, because we had been struggling. It worked well and we ended up third. Stevie (Smith) was a little better, but he is on fire right now. We were happy about that. We had a rough week up to that point.”

Last Thursday was the “Sumar Classic” for the USAC Silver Crown Series at the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana. Brady made his second start of the season in Paul Martens’ #48. “We had a good solid run,” he says. “We qualified third quick. We’re getting better every time we hit the track. You don’t get a whole lot of opportunities to run that car. We’ve only been on the track about six total times. We’re still learning and getting the car better every time.”

He would ease into the 100-lap event and finish with a top five. “We ran third most of the race,” says Brady. “I had a shot at going for the lead at one point. CJ Leary was coming on the bottom. I had just gotten around him and taken his line in three and four. We had a really good car at that point. The yellow came out, and that put us behind him. We just couldn’t get going from there, and ended up finishing fifth. Considering this is our first year doing this, I think we’re right there.”

The USAC sprint car series was back in action at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana on Saturday. “We seem to really struggle at places like Putnamville,” says Brady. “We go from the fastest cars in hot laps to one of the slowest cars in the feature (finishing 17th). We tried something totally different there and got the same results. We’re trying to figure out what we can do to fix the problem.”

The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver is looking forward to Indiana Sprintweek. “The Hoffman’s are putting their heads together and getting some things figured out,” says Brady. “They’ll have the car ready for Sprintweek, Hopefully, that will build us some momentum for the rest of year.”

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Partner of the Week – Print Place

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Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Print Place, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, PPM Titanium Products, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Chubby from CnB Mushroom Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Lightning Wings, CP Carillo, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Fuel Safe, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, Schroth Racing, Wilwood, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

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

 

 

Gravel Grabs Two World of Outlaws Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: David Gravel and his Destiny Motorsports team were able to pick up a pair of World of Outlaws Top-10’s over the weekend, however Gravel and his team are looking for more.

“We put ourselves in great position all week long, but we just were off in the feature event every night,” Gravel said. “We have been battling not getting ourselves in the dash, but now are battling not running well in the feature. My guys have been working hard, and I feel like we will keep working to improve.”

Getting the week kicked off on Wednesday at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS, Gravel got his night off to a very strong start as he timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 7 machine in third fastest.

Finishing third in his heat race, Gravel would find himself on the front row of the dash, and would pick up the win and earn the right to lead the field to green for the 30-lap feature event.

Slipping back to the second spot as the race came to life, Gravel would chase after Joey Saldana who worked out to a strong lead. Continuing to run in the second spot, Gravel would feel pressure from Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, and Donny Schatz.

After an exciting exchange, Gravel would find himself back in the fifth spot on the 12th lap. A restart just before the halfway point would see Gravel fall back to the ninth spot, where he would finish.

Heading to the Dodge City Raceway Park on Friday night, Gravel would time in fifth fastest, before a fifth place finish in heat race action made him dash eligible for the second consecutive night.

Again finding himself on the front row of the Dash, Gravel would pick up the win, and again earn the right to lead the field to the green flag. The start did not go how Gravel had hoped as he drifted up the track and slipped back to the fifth spot.

Looking to fight his way back forward, Gravel found himself trapped on the top of the speedway, and would get over the cushion as he lost more positions. Struggling to find grip on this night, Gravel would slide back to a 13th place finish.

Back at the Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, Gravel would time the Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis/Boss Signs and Graphics entry in 11th fastest.

Picking up the heat race win, Gravel would finish eighth in the dash, and line up in the fourth row of the feature event. Battling with Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, and Joey Saldana during much of the feature event, Gravel would end his weekend with a ninth place finish.

“It is tough to start in the dash and on the front row of these Outlaw races and fall back, but we are still growing as a team and figuring things out,” Gravel said. “I have to thank all of my guys for continuing to work hard, and thank Rick and Barb Rogers for staying patient with us and continuing to let us compete.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rod End Supply, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and David Gravel will be in action this Friday and Saturday night at the Cedar Lake Speedway.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-50, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-16

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with David, you can follow him on twitter @DavidGravel83, or by clicking over to www.davidgravel89.com.

 

 

Cottage Grove Win Highlights Cox’s Speedweek

PETERSEN MEDIA: Beginning Saturday night, June 27th, in Placerville, CA, Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team competed in eight races over a nine day period and a win at the Cottage Grove Speedway highlighted a really successful week for the team.

“I really felt like we hit our stride during Speedweek,” Cox said. “We hit a rough patch for a few nights at the midway point, but we put together some strong runs, and I was able to get a win at by far my favorite track, the Cottage Grove Speedway.”

Kicking his busy stretch off two Saturday’s ago in Placerville, CA, Cox would finish in the third spot, after hooking up in a race long battle with track point leader, Greg DeCaires.

Heading north to the Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, CA, Cox would time the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex No. 31c machine in seventh fastest. Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Cox would race to the win and earn a spot in the night’s dash.

Finishing fifth in the dash, Cox would line up in the third row for the feature event, and worked into the fourth spot as the race reached the halfway point. Racing in dense lapped traffic, Cox would find himself pinched behind slower traffic at times, and finish in the fourth spot.

Heading into the state of Oregon on Monday night, Cox would take to the Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR where he would time in third quickest, and finish fifth in his heat race. On an extremely slick Southern Oregon Speedway, Cox would struggle to find grip in the main, as he finished 12th in the feature event.

Taking to the Coos Bay Speedway on Tuesday night, Cox got off to a great start as he set the standard in qualifying time trials. After finishing sixth in his heat race, Cox would again have a tough time in the feature event as he would fought his car on a narrow track as he finished 11th.

Taking Wednesday night off to travel to Central Oregon, Cox and company would invade the Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, OR on Thursday night where ‘JC’ timed in fifth fastest.

Following a fourth place finish in his heat race, Cox would finish in the fifth spot of the Dash, putting him in the third row of the feature event. Though he would slip back to finish in the eighth spot of the feature event, the Clarksburg, CA driver was pleased with how his car felt on this night as the end of the week brought on a two-day show at the Cottage Grove Speedway.

Timing in ninth fastest on Friday night, Cox would finish second in his heat race before finishing third in the night’s dash. Getting by Jayme Barnes on the fifth lap, Cox would then go to work race leader, Trey Starks.

In heavy traffic, the lead duo fought for real estate on the bottom of speedway, but in the closing stages of the race, the leader moved up top, and Cox took advantage as he took the lead with four laps to go. The last four laps saw Cox and Starks exchange the top spot numerous times, and the end result was Cox narrowly beating Starks to the checkered to score his first career win at the Cottage Grove Speedway.

Closing the week out on Saturday night, Cox would start the feature event in the 11th spot, and was able to race his way up to fifth. Battling with Colby Copeland over the final few laps for the fourth spot, Cox couldn’t get around him and closed his week out with a fifth place finish, and finished fifth overall in Speedweek points.

“It was an awesome week overall for us, and to win during Speedweek is a really cool feeling,” Cox added. “We have been running really well the last few weeks and I am hoping we can pick up a few more wins as our schedule starts to get busy. I also have to thank Little Rod, Dan, Fez, my girlfriend, and Kalib Henry for all of their help.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, LRB, JRI Shocks, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, Axcel Race Suits, SafRacer.Com, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2015!

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-32, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Cox will be back in action on Saturday night as he returns to the Placerville Speedway.

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TK Picks Up Trio of Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tim Kaeding and his Lunstra Motorsports team were a model of consistency over the weekend. Competing in two events at the Huset’s Speedway and one at the Knoxville Raceway, Kaeding and company picked up a fourth place finish to go along with two sixth place efforts.

“It was a really consistent weekend,” Tim Kaeding said. “We had good speed all weekend long, and just needed to start a little bit better at Huset’s both nights.”

Taking on the National Sprint League on Friday night at the Huset’s Speedway, Kaeding would get his night started off by timing the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Sioux Falls Ford No. 3 machine in 17th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat, the San Jose, CA driver would storm to the heat race win, as he would transfer to the feature event as he gridded the field from the eighth row.

Showing speed from the back of the pack, Kaeding would crack the Top-10 in the first seven laps, as he sat in the eighth spot when the caution flew on the 28th lap. Getting into the seventh spot when the race came back to life, Kaeding would continue to hold the position as he battled with Lynton Jefferey and Brian Brown.

Moving into the sixth spot, Kaeding would take the checkered flag in sixth, as the team headed to the Knoxville Raceway for another NSL race on Saturday night.

After having some mechanical issues in hot laps on Saturday night, Kaeding would time the Yager Ag Supply/EMI/Matt’s Repair backed entry in fifth fastest before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Lining up sixth in the feature event, Kaeding would find himself in a race long battle with Ian Madsen and Justin Henderson.

Running in the sixth spot, Kaeding with hold off the challenge of Mark Dobmeier, as he picked up his second consecutive sixth place finish with the NSL.

Heading back to the Huset’s Speedway to close out a busy weekend on Sunday night, Kaeding would get his night started off by timing in 11th fastest.

Grabbing his second heat race win of the weekend, Kaeding would line up in the sixth row for the feature event. Like he did all weekend long, Kaeding was able to move forward.

Working his way up into the fifth spot, as the race drew to a close, TK would make a late race move to get around Dusty Zomer to take fourth as he closed out his weekend.

“This team continues to work so hard, and I am really happy with how consistent we are,” Kaeding said. “If we can put ourselves in a better starting position nightly, I truly feel we will be a tough car to beat.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking, Sioux Falls Ford, Yager Agriculture Supply, EMI, Matt’s Repair, Octane Ink, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be at the Park Jefferson International Speedway on Friday with the NSL before taking to the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-31, Wins-2, Top-5’s-10, Top-10’s-20

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

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Becker Storms To Third During Fast Cars and Freedom

PETERSEN MEDIA- After spending the early part of his week competing during the opening rounds of Northwest Speedweek, Sean Becker and his Menne Motorsports team closed their week out on Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway where ‘The Shark’ charged from 11th to finish in the third spot.

“We had a really fast racecar, but unfortunately we had some issues that kept us from starting our heat race and it forced us to the back of the pack for the feature event,” Sean Becker said.

Getting his Fourth of July off to a fast start, Becker timed the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. No. 75 in third fastest.

Scheduled to start in the second row of the second heat race of the night, Becker had an issue under the hood of his machine, and would be unable to make the call for the heat.

With his crew feverishly going to work to find the problem, a bad Mag Box was the culprit, and Becker would be able to make the call for feature event, though he would line up in the sixth row.

On a track that stayed fast during much of the night, passing came at a premium for most, but not Becker. Able to seemingly work his way forward at will, Becker would find himself in a dog fight with Carson Macedo and Andy Forsberg in the closing laps as the trio jockeyed for position.

Able to work into the third spot, Becker looked for more as he flanked second running Macedo. Taking a couple shots at Macedo for second, Becker would come up short of finishing in the runner-up position, though he would still end his night with a very strong third place effort.

“Mechanical issues happen all the time without warning, so we were actually fortunate this happened before our heat race, rather than the A Main,” Becker explained. “We turned it into a really great night with a third place finish, but we were all hoping for a late caution. Again, I really have to thank Dan Menne and everyone on this team for their hard work.”

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, and K&N for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 25, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 17, Top 10’s- 20

ON TAP: Becker will return to the seat of the Friends and Family No. x1 machine on Friday night before returning to the seat of his QRC/Grandpa George No. 23 kart on Saturday night at the Cylceland Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, and become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

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Wright 12th During Placerville Fourth of July Race

PETERSEN MEDIA- After getting sent to the tail end of the field on the second lap on Saturday night, Shawn Wright rallied to a 12th place finish at the Placerville Speedway in the 20-lap Fourth of July feature event.

“We had a really good car, but after getting into the rear of a competitor on the second lap, we were sent to the back of the pack,” Shawn Wright said.

With 23 cars checked into the pit area for the Fourth of July Spectacular, Wright got his Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Wilwood backed No. 99 machine timed in 11th fastest during qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race alongside Ryan Bernal, Wright would slip back to the second spot on the start of the race, and would finish in the runner-up position just missing out on the Top-8 redraw as he lined up in the ninth spot for the feature event.

Moving up into seventh in the running order as the race came to life, Wright would come into slight contact with a competitor heading down the backstretch on the second slap, and the contact would result in Wright being sent to the back of the pack.

“I never got a reason as to why they sent me to the back,” Wright added. “We had a great car, and it was tough to get back to where we were in a shortened race.”

Restarting the race from the tail end of the field, Wright showed that he did in fact have a strong car as he slowly carved his way back through the fray. On an extremely racy track, Wright would fight his way back to the 12th spot, where he would ultimately finish.

“It was frustrating, but I do have to thank everyone who helped us out at the track,” Wright said. “We really had a strong car, and I think we showed that coming from the back.”

Wright Motorsports would like to thank Wright Process Systems, A.R.T., Wilwood, Hixco, Wesmar Racing Engines, Super Shox, Larry Davis Farms, Kevin Sharrah Designs, DMI, HRP Racing Products, Viking Engineering, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Shawn Wright and his Wright Motorsports team will return to action on Saturday, July 18th at the Placerville Speedway with the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep tabs on Shawn, follow him on Twitter @SCWright99, or click over to http://www.wrightps.com/about-us/community/wright-motor-sports.

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RYAN SMITH RELIES ON VAHLCO WHEELS

Ryan Smith picked up his second 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions win at Mercer Raceway Park Saturday evening aboard VAHLCO Race Wheels.

Smith, of Kunklestown, PA was driving a new car equipped with the proven VAHLCO Wheels that he used to win earlier this season at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio with the All Stars.

"We caught some breaks there in the heat race, and we timed good, and the car was good right out of the box," said Smith. "The track came to me with the water, and then the top came in."

VAHLCO Race Wheels would like to congratulate Ryan Smith on his second career All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

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Matt Peterson Shows Speed at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the end result was not what Matt Peterson and his team was hoping for, Peterson was happy with the speed he showed on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

“It was really an awesome night, aside from the spin,” Peterson said. “Scott Males and my guys really gave me a great car, and it was awesome to be up front again for a while.”

Heading to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Independence Day holiday, Peterson started his night off by timing the Miller Lite/V&H Fresh/Inventory Sales Company No. p37 machine in ninth fastest.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, the Wilton, CA pilot got the jump when the green lights came on, and went on to pick up the win, and earn a spot in the nightly redraw.

“We took advantage of our qualifying spot, and we put ourselves in a great spot heading into the feature event,” Peterson added.

Lining his Bear Trucking/Future Energy Saves/Transportation Services backed entry up on the pole for the feature event, Peterson got off to a great start as he rocketed out into an early lead. In the opening laps, Peterson turned in some impressive laps as he seemingly built up his lead lap after lap.

On the fifth lap, things would come unraveled for Peterson, as he lost the handle on his machine as he approached lapped traffic, and spun to a stop forcing the waiving of the yellow flag.

Able to restart from the back of the pack, Peterson was able to make up some ground as he worked his way back up to a 14th place finish.

“It definitely was not the finish we were hoping for, but like I said it was good to have speed like that and be a car that was in contention,” Peterson added. “We have had some bad luck lately, and I really feel like this was a step in the right direction.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, Vahlco Wheels, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-14, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Peterson will be back in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

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Soares Scores Silver Dollar Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- The Silver Dollar Speedway has been tough to Jarrett Soares in 2015. Returning to the speedway on the 4th of July, Soares was able to put some bad luck behind him as he picked up his first Top-10 finish of the season.

“It was nice just to finish a race in Chico (CA) this year, and for it to be a Top-10 just makes it that much better,” Jarrett Soares said.

Kicking his night off, Soares would time the American Tool & Mfg/Performance Powder Coating/A.R.T. No. 12 machine in 14th fastest, putting him in the fourth row of his heat race.

From his seventh starting position, the Discover Bay, CA driver would pick up a sixth place finish and grid the field from the seventh row for the 25-lap feature event. Focused on hitting his marks and getting through a night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Soares was able to do just that as he battled with Mark Tabor, Jr and Michael Tarter at times.

A rather fast surface on this night, would see Soares move up a few spots and accomplish his goal as he took the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

“I really have to thank Brian Sperry and my brother for all of their hard wok on Saturday night,” Soares added. “It was a very fun Fourth of July, and I am glad I was able to spend it racing.”

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

ON TAP: Soares will be back in action on Saturday night as the King of the West Series heads to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-1

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Justin Sanders Charges To Fourth In M&S Racing Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Justin Sanders made his debut with the M&S Racing team. Though the start of the night was eventful at times, Sanders and company were able to turn in a strong performance when it counted as the Watsonville, CA driver charged from 14th to finish fourth.

“It was our first night out together, and we had pretty good speed right away,” Sanders said. “We had a part failure early and it took some work to get it sorted out, and we did thanks to a massive effort from a couple of different teams.”

After timing the M&S Racing Engines/Browning Reserve Group/ATC Assessment Collection Group backed No. 27 in 14th fastest, Sanders and company would experience rear-end failure and they would have their work cut out for them.

Tracking down the necessary parts from a few teams, Sanders and company would miss their heat race, but would make the call for the B main event. Lining up on the outside front row for the B, Sanders would jump into the lead, and not look back as he picked up the win, and transferred into the feature event.

Lining up in the seventh row of the regularly scheduled 25-lap feature event, stoppages would force officials to cut five-laps of the race dropping it to a 20-lap affair. On a very racy surface, Sanders was strong from the back of the pack.

In dense Placerville traffic, Sanders would simply go where he could find open real estate, as he worked his way toward the Top-Five. In the race’s closing laps, Sanders would work into the fourth spot as he pressured Ryan Bernal and Chase Madgic. Running out of laps, Sanders would score a fourth place finish.

“It was eventful to say the least, but I really have to thank everyone associated with the M&S Racing team for giving me a chance to race for them, and working so hard on Saturday night,” Sanders added. “I am looking forward to getting back in their car later this summer.”

The M&S Racing team would like to thank M&S Racing Engines, Browning Reserve Group, ATC Assessment Collection Group, The Saturday HOA Brunch, and Angius & Terry LLP for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Sanders will be back aboard the F&W Racing No. 18 machine on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway with the Civil War Series!

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-8, Top-5’s-19, Top-10’s-25

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

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Jonathan Allard Wins 60th Career Feature at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team spent their independence day celebrating Allard’s 60th career win at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

“This was another great performance by this team, and I am happy to score another win at the Silver Dollar Speedway,” said Allard. “We have had some great product sponsors stand behind us all year, and it is great to grab another win for them.”

Timing in fourth fastest, Allard would then pick up a third place finish in heat race action, and qualify for the nightly redraw. Pulling the coveted one pill, Allard would line the Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/ButlerBuilt No. 3c entry up on the front row of the 25-lap feature event.

Jumping out to the lead as the race went green, Allard would face challenges from some familiar foes in Andy Forsberg and Carson Macedo. A pair of cautions during the first half of the race would see Allard’s lead diminish on a pair of occasions, but the Chico, CA pilot was masterful on his restarts, and continued to show the way out front.

Back underway, Allard continued to set the pace over Macedo as Forsberg, and a charging Sean Becker joined the fray. With a handful of the region’s top wheelman flanking him, Allard was able to get to the checkered flag first as he picked up his 60th career win at the track he cut his teeth at.

“We still have to win quite a few races to catch Brent Kaeding,” Allard said in regards to catching the All Time wins leader. “We had an awesome car, and it was a pleasure to drive. The guys have been working hard for the last month or so now and it is showing. It is great to grab another win for Clyde and Marion Lamar, and I am looking forward to getting back to Watsonville, CA this weekend.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Amerikote, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-38, Wins-8, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-24.

ON TAP: Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team will be at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Friday and Saturday night with the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster and the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

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JUSTIN MILLER HEADS TO THE HORSEPOWER HALF-MILE FRIDAY NIGHT

[PLYMOUTH, WIS]-July 6, 2015- The Arbor Green Contractors, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, In Motion Dance Studio, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, Curve In Bar, Bane Nelson, Meyer Farms and R&H Enterprises,Triple X Racing Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks, Velocity Wings, and American Racer Tires #15M was back in action at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday evening.

Miller captured a 2nd place finish in his heat race after starting 4th and captured another top 10 in the A-main where he finished 10th.

This week Miller will be heading to the Dodge County Horsepower Half-mile on Friday night located in Beaver Dam and on Saturday he will be back in action at the Plymouth Dirt Track and there are driver introductions on Saturday night for the A-main.

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

 

 

DeCaires Dismantles Fourth of July Field

PETERSEN MEDIA- In what is his 25th year of racing, Greg DeCaires is showing everyone that he hasn’t lost a step. During his 10th start of the season on Saturday night, DeCaires charged from the eighth starting spot to win his fifth race of the season in convincing fashion in front of a standing room only crowd.

“The Fourth of July race is for the fans, and it is a race you look forward to running, and hopefully winning, year after year,” Greg DeCaires said. “It always attracts some added competition, so we approached the night with a ‘take no prisoners’ mind set.”

On a balmy Independence Day at the Placerville Speedway, DeCaires would get the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Foothill 7 TV/RedHawk Casino No. 4SA machine timed in fifth fastest to open the night up.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA driver would race his way to a third place finish as he made his Halk Equipment Rentals/NAAKE Suspension/A.R.T. Speed Equipment machine eligible for the Top-Eight redraw.

Pulling the eight pill, DeCaires would line his machine up in the fourth row for the 20-lap main event. On an extremely well prepared racing surface, ‘The Catfish’ wasted no time getting to the front as he was up to the second spot by the time the third lap was completed.

Chasing after Matt Peterson, DeCaires would take over the top-spot on the fifth lap as the caution was needed for the early leader. Once in front, it was smooth sailing for the veteran driver, as he seemingly opened his lead up lap-after-lap. Following a lap-12 caution that erased a healthy lead, DeCaires drove away from the field over the final eight laps as he picked up his fifth win of the season as he chases after another Placerville Speedway track championship.

“I can’t thank all of my sponsors, and our crew enough for what they do for this race team,” DeCaires added. “I also want to thank Dale and Tara Miller for all they do for me, and allowing me to be a part of this.”

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Foothill 7 TV, RedHawk Casino, Halk Equipment Rentals, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

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

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will be back at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for another night of Championship point racing.

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Sprint Cars Back At Antioch This Saturday Night By Don Martin II

Antioch CA...One of the most competitive and unpredictable Winged 360 Sprint Car shows you will find in California is happening at Antioch Speedway this Saturday night. Oval Motorsports and promoter John Soares Jr. have made the commitment to establish this division on the fast three-eighth mile clay oval, and a core group of drivers have gotten on board with the effort.

Soares is so committed to the division that he has offered a $1250 to win and $150 minimum to start purse regardless of car count. This included a seven car turnout earlier this season. He has further pledged to bump the purse up to $1500 to win at 16 cars. This has prompted several drivers to drop in for a visit during the first five races.

Last time out, up and comer Austin Liggett impressed with his victory, and that race got intense up front with a mid race duel between he and eventual third place finisher Kurt Nelson. Eric Humphries was second, and all three drivers were making their first Antioch starts of the season.

The purse money and the fact that this program is just being established makes Antioch Speedway the perfect place for a new Sprint Car driver to come make some laps, and young up and comer Brayden McMahan has been doing just that over the last two races.

Make no mistake, there is a championship on the line, and there are drivers very much interested in winning it. At the moment, third generation racer Shawn Arriaga holds a slim eight point lead over Art McCarthty. Both drivers have one win to their credit, and Arriaga managed to finish fifth behind McCarthy in the most recent race. That race got a title ugly for Arriaga at times and he was happy to salvage what he did.

Beating McCarthy won't be easy, and Arriaga knows that. McCarthy won the track championship in 2007 and has two Petaluma titles to his credit as well. He also has two seconds to go with his one feature win this year. Arriaga isn't without a championship on his resume as he also has one Winged 360 Sprint car title at Petaluma Speedway.

Young Jake Haulot impressed with a feature win this year and currently holds down third in the standings, just 14 points ahead of 2014 champion Chris Magoon. Magoon has struggled this season since finishing second in the opener, and he'll be hoping to turn things around this week.

Another good battle for fifth in points has Dan Gonderman leading Chase Wood by 12 and Brandon Powell by 30. Gonderman has had his struggles, but he was happy to finally grab a checkered flag in seventh last time behind Wood. Powell is leading the Winged Economy Sprint point race at Chico this season. Not far behind these three drivers is Ricky Brophy, and all four are anticipated for this race.

The track has made a commitment to Sprint Car racing that includes special visits by the World of Outlaws and a regular Wingless Spec Sprint division. The Spec Sprint class runs at several tracks, but it started at Antioch in 1999. Track management has endeavored to get the rules under control this season to keep that class affordable. As the Winged 360 Sprint Car division continues to grow, you can expect it to take a more prominent role at the track in the future.

Antioch Winged 360 Sprint Car Notes

Winged 360 Sprint Car

Shawn Arriaga 238 Art McCarthy 230 Jake Haulot 184 Chris Magoon 168 Dan Gonderman 142 Chase Wood 130 Brandon Powell 112 Ricky Brophy 102 Dustin Golobic 86 Jeremy Burt 82 Brayden McMahan 74 Rick Brophy 68 Eric Humphries 54 Austin Liggett 52 Justin Sanders 52 Alissa Geving 50 Kurt Nelson 50 Anthony Espinoza 48 Bradley Terrell 46 D.J. Freitas 44 Pete Paulson 44 Zack Lynskey 40 Darrell Taylor 40 Roy Fisher 36 Ryan Timmons 30

Last 20 Feature Winners

June 20, 2015: 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 May 4, 2013: Shawn Arriaga April 13, 2014: Chris Martin September 17, 2011: Billy Aton July 30, 2011: Craig Smith September 15, 2010: Jeremy Burt August 25, 2010: Craig Smith April 24, 2010: Craig Smith March 27, 2010: Craig Smith March 20, 2010: Ryan Risconi September 26, 2009: Jeremy Burt August 29, 2009: Jeremy Burt

Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

August 8 August 29

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Finishes Third During Mitch Smith Memorial Ends Week Tied for Tenth in Speedweek Standings

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (July 6th, 2015) - Brock Zearfoss entered all but one Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Jake’s Wayback Burgers events last week; traveling to all areas of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland with the notorious ‘Pennsylvania Posse.’ Despite a few ‘tough’ finishes and patches of poor luck, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ managed to secure a tenth place finish in the final ‘Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek’ standings; tied with Lance Dewease with 482 points. Zearfoss highlighted his week with a podium performance during the $10,000-to-win ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, July 3rd; his highest finish at ‘The Grove’ in 2015 and the highest of the season overall.

“It wasn’t a bad week for us” said Brock Zearfoss, “We definitely struggled some nights but we made up for that during others. Our week ended with engine troubles at Selinsgrove; not how we wanted it to end but it is what it is. The highlight of our week was definitely the ‘Mitch Smith Memorial.’ We had a good car all night. I made a few mistakes during the feature but to come out on the podium is an amazing feeling. This team works hard and they deserved a great finish like that. We’ll see what we can do this weekend.”

Brock Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, kicked off his Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign with an 18th place finish at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 26th. With the Lincoln Speedway event on Saturday, June 27th getting postponed until Monday, June 29th due to weather, Zearfoss would be forced to wait an extra day before returning to competition on Sunday night, June 28th at the Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run, Pennsylvania. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania native would record a 16th place performance at the quarter-mile bullring on Sunday night. Zearfoss would miss the June 29th program at Lincoln Speedway and the June 30th program at Grandview Speedway (eventually canceled) due to work commitments.

Brock Zearfoss Racing would rejoin the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek trail on Wednesday evening, July 1st at the Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland; eventually finishing a solid 11th in the main event running order. Unfortunately, the familiar ‘3Z’ team would be unable to repeat that performance on Thursday evening, July 2nd; failing to make the main event lineup at Lincoln Speedway during the $7,000-to-win ‘Kevin Gobrecht Memorial.’

Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek would resume on Friday night, July 3rd back at the Williams Grove Speedway for the annual ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ worth $10,000. Zearfoss would finish on the podium during the ‘crown jewel’ program; earning his season-high finish after starting on the front row. The ‘Jonestown Jet’ would finish third officially on July 3rd; following ‘The Edge’ Brian Montieth and race winner Doug Esh to the checkers.

Brock Zearfoss ended his 2015 speedweek campaign with visits to the Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, July 4th & 5th. Zearfoss would finish 13th at ‘The Speed Palace’ in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 4th, but would be doomed with engine trouble at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Sunday, July 5th. Zearfoss would not be able to start the main event.

“We wanted to end our week better than how we did” said Zearfoss, “We knew something was going on with the motor. We investigated a little further and found a broken lifter. That ended our speedweek finale in a hurry.”

The ‘3Z’ team will return to action this Friday and Saturday, July 10th & 11th with a pair of routine visits in central Pennsylvania. Zearfoss will make a stop at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, July 10th, followed by a trip back to the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, July 11th.

“We’ll try to find our rhythm again this weekend” explained Zearfoss, “We have a ton of potential, we just need to capitalize on that. We’ll use our notes from speedweek and try to repeat our ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ performance at both events this weekend.”

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

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Recent Highlights: Finished third during ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 3rd

2015 Wins: N/A

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

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Chase Dietz Satisfied with PA Sprint Speedweek Performances Back to ‘Normal’ This Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove and Lincoln

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (July 6th, 215) - When it was all said and done, central Pennsylvania ‘410’ sprint car rookie Chase Dietz participated in four rounds of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Jake’s Wayback Burgers competition; qualifying for all four main event programs and recording an average finish of 15th. Dietz, the pilot of the Scott Gobrecht owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, ServiceMaster Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, no. 44 ‘410’ sprinter, visited the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania twice and the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania twice during his short speedweek stint; earning his highest finish of the week, a 12th place performance, at Lincoln Speedway on Monday, June 29th. Despite what text results may read, the Scott Gobrecht ‘44’ team is proud of their accomplishments during speedweek and looks forward to returning to ‘410’ competition this Saturday night, July 11th back at the Lincoln Speedway.

“All in all, we had a successful speedweek” said Chase Dietz, “We qualified for every show we entered and we are very proud of that. We had to race our way in to the shows at Williams Grove Speedway each time, but we still managed to earn some solid finishes despite starting at the back. I don’t have a lot of experience with time trials and that is what hurt me the most. That is something we’ll need to work on. I want to thank Scott Gobrecht and the entire ‘44’ team for their hard work and dedication. This has been an amazing experience. We are going to keep working hard and push towards improvement every night we race.”

Chase Dietz and the Scott Gobrecht team earned a 14th place finish at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26th to help kick off their Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign. The former Lincoln Speedway ‘358’ sprint car track champion finished 12th at Lincoln Speedway on Monday evening, June 29th; followed by a 15th place performance back at Lincoln on Thursday, July 2nd. The Dietz/Gobrecht duo ended their four-race speedweek venture with a 20th place finish during the $10,000-to-win ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 3rd.

“I am really comfortable in the car” said Dietz, “We are getting stronger as a team and that is really beginning to show. We still have some things to work on and I still have a lot to learn. We are getting more and more confident and that is most important.”

Dietz will enter two nights of competition during the upcoming weekend. The recent high school graduate will jump back behind the wheel of the Troy Godfrey owned, Godfrey Racing Engines no. 5 ‘358’ sprint car on Friday night, July 10th at Williams Grove Speedway, all before returning to the Scott Gobrecht no. 44 ‘410’ sprinter on Saturday, July 11th at Lincoln Speedway. Chase Dietz is a one-time winner during ‘358’ sprint car competition in 2015; occurring at ‘The Grove’ on May 29th.

“It will be another busy few days this weekend” said Chase Dietz, “We’ll have the Troy Godfrey ‘358’ at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday. We’ll be making another donation towards a local charity again so that is always exciting. I want to thank Troy and his family again for this opportunity. We’ve been pretty good this year so hopefully we can park it in victory lane again this Friday.”

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned ‘358’ sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, May 29th.

2015 Wins: 1 (‘358’ win - Williams Grove - PA)

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c9k0Z_F9qrY

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

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Brent Marks Ends Speedweek Campaign Tied for Fifth in Final Standings Back to Williams Grove and Port Royal on July 10th/11th

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (July 6th, 2015) - Brent Marks Racing followed the entire Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Jake’s Wayback Burgers tour in 2015; entering eight events over ten days through areas of Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Brent Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, finished his 2015 speedweek campaign with three top-five and five top-ten finishes. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native accumulated 846 speedweek points during the eight race schedule; ending his trek tied for fifth in the final standings. Despite the periods of success, Marks still feels their speedweek campaign lacked consistency, which ultimately eliminated the ‘19M’ team from the speedweek championship.

“We didn’t have the speedweek we wanted” said Brent Marks, “We were hopeful to get a few wins and contend for the title but things didn’t go our way. We had some obstacles to overcome; still recording a few good runs but also having some bad ones. The consistency wasn’t there. Regardless, we learned a lot during the week and we can use that to build our program. It’s taking a lot of time to get things where they need to be, but I feel we will get there soon.”

Brent Marks Racing kicked off their 2015 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign with a fifth place finish at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, July 26th. Marks would earn a second consecutive top-ten finish on Sunday night, June 28th at the Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pennsylvania; finishing sixth during feature competition. The ‘Myerstown Missile’ would earn a third consecutive speedweek top-ten finish on Monday evening, June 29th at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Marks would finish 8th in the ‘Pigeon Hills’ on Monday night.

After a rainout on Tuesday evening, June 30th at Grandview Speedway, the 2015 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule would move on to the Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Wednesday evening, July 1st. The familiar ‘19M’ team finished 14th at the Hagerstown half-mile; the worst finish of their 2015 speedweek venture.

Brent Marks would earn back to back 11th place finishes during the next two rounds of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek competition; first at the Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, July 2nd and again on Friday, July 3rd at Williams Grove Speedway.

Despite three consecutive performances outside of the top-ten, Brent Marks Racing would return to their highly-competitive ways on Saturday and Sunday, July 4th & 5th; earning a 4th place finish at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 4th and a fifth place finish at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Sunday, July 5th.

“We needed to capitalize on a few more opportunities” said Brent Marks, “I just want to thank this entire team. We have a hard working group. They dedicate a lot of time to this race team. I also want to thank all of our sponsors. We have a large amount of support this year and we appreciate all they do for us. Hopefully I can reward them and get this ‘19M’ in victory lane soon.”

Brent Marks will return to competition this Friday and Saturday with a pair of events in central Pennsylvania. Marks and the ‘BMR’ operation will visit the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday evening, July 10th, followed by a trip north to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 11th. Marks will enter the weekend currently fifth in the central Pennsylvania sprint car standings.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire 2015 campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

======================== Recent Highlights: Brent Marks earned three top-five and five top-ten finishes during his 2015 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign

2015 Wins: 0

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Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, The Shelper Bros., Wolfrun Landscapes, Tim Spangler, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Circle Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products

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Cody Bova Looks to Bounce Back After ‘Rough’ Weekend at Mercer Raceway Park Potential Three-Race Schedule Ahead in Western Pennsylvania

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Struthers, Ohio (July 6th, 2015) - After a rather disappointing weekend at Mercer Raceway Park, resulting in one ‘DNF’ and a 14th place performance, Struthers, Ohio native Cody Bova will move ahead and aim his focus towards a potential three-race plan this Friday, Saturday and Sunday back in the heart of western Pennsylvania. Bova, pilot of the Bova Racing, J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, no. 20B ‘305’ sprint car, hopes to ‘shake off’ his Mercer visit and search for season win number four during one of his three upcoming starts.

“We had a bad weekend” said Cody Bova regarding his recent visit to Mercer Raceway Park, “That was pretty much a season low for us. We were on the right track on Friday but ended up getting upside down. On Saturday, we just couldn’t get going. We have a lot of work to do this week. A lot of racing planned this weekend so we’ll use it as a fresh starting point.”

Cody Bova spent the most recent weekend at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania; joining the ‘Outlaw Sprint Warriors’ in his familiar ‘20B’ for two full programs during the two-day Independence Day weekend special. Unfortunately, Cody Bova would ignite his weekend at the Mercer bullring with a ‘DNF’ finish on Friday night, July 3rd, after getting upside down during feature competition. Bova was racing inside the top-five until he was forced to the outer edge of the racetrack. The ‘Buckeye State’ native would catch a rut and rollover multiple times.

Cody Bova’s ‘tough’ weekend at Mercer Raceway Park would continue on Saturday night, July 4th with a 14th place finish during feature competition. The twenty-one-year-old started the Saturday night main event on the inside of the eleventh row; charging seven positions, but still falling short of expectation.

“We’ll put that weekend behind us” said Bova, “The plan is to race at three different tracks this weekend. This is a great opportunity for myself to gain some momentum back. I just want to thank all of my sponsors, my family and Skip Dougherty for the opportunities this year. We have a lot of season to go. Hopefully we can take advantage of that.”

Cody Bova will jump start his upcoming weekend on Friday night, July 10th at the Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville, Pennsylvania. Bova will return to the driver seat of the Skip Dougherty Racing, V.G. Dougherty Real Estate, LLC., Court Reporting, Utilities and Industries, no. 27 ‘305’ sprint car for the ‘regular’ Friday night program. The Dougherty/Bova duo have one win together at the Thunder Mountain Speedway in 2015.

On Saturday, July 11th, Cody Bova and Bova Racing will return to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania; continuing their trek towards a 2015 ‘Outlaw Sprint Warrior’ track championship. Bova has two ‘305’ sprint car victories at the Mercer short track in 2015. A track championship this season would be a career-first for the young man out of Struthers.

If all goes according to plan, Cody Bova will race for a third time during the upcoming weekend on Sunday evening, July 12th at the Sportsman’s Speedway near Knox, Pennsylvania. ‘Bonzai’ Bova will either pilot his own Bova Racing ‘20B,’ or the Skip Dougherty Racing ‘27.’ A decision will be made in the near future.

Fans can keep up with Cody Bova during his entire 2015 campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Bova Racing on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @codybracing and Facebook: Here!

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2015 Highlights: Earned third victory of 2015 season on Friday, June 19th at the Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville, PA

2015 Wins: 3 (2 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

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Cody Bova and Bova Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, KAPtured by Kirstie Photography, Welding Tech, Fully Injected Motorsports

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RYAN LITT RACING PR - TOLEDO TRIUMPH; HY-MILER NEXT

By Tommy Goudge (July 6, 2015) - London, Ontario - Ryan Litt and the BS&B Radiator racing team went to victory lane at Toledo Speedway's King of the Wing Sprint Car Shootout. They're planning to be back in the Buckeye State with the Lairjet #88 Supermodified for Sandusky Speedway's Hy-Miler Nationals at the end of July.

A good field of 21 cars signed in for the Toledo event. Things didn't start out well for the the #07 Sprint Car, as mechanical problems hampered their efforts.

"A brake line fitting broke, and we also had a fuel issue going on," Ryan said. "We didn't find (it) until after qualifying, so we struggled to find the speed we needed."

Ryan's lap of 13.045 seconds around the high-banked half mile was good for 9th overall in time trials. Heat races were cancelled due to an impending weather front and the 40 lap feature race was quickly lined up. A roll of the dice determined an inversion of 10 for the feature starting lineup.

"We got lucky and started P2 for the race, which was great because clean air is a big factor at high speed tracks like Toledo." Ryan observed. "We had a good start and took off from the green. I knew from last year that the extra ten laps added to the race causes some tire wear to factor in, so I made sure to be really smooth. I wanted to make sure my tire would be there at the end so I was really trying to keep the car straight and not get loose."

More problems surfaced in the feature, but Ryan was able to overcome the issues and stay out front through several restarts to take his first feature win of the season.

"We were fighting a bad vibration the whole race which made it tougher to see, and (I) also had some oil blowing onto my gas pedal. It was a real struggle the last ten laps to not only see, but maintain a quick pace. It was a big relief to cross the finish line first. Our team has been working really hard this year trying to make sure we have a fast, reliable car. Many long nights have been spent in the garage, and it's really rewarding to bring home that big trophy and cheque."

Toledo Speedway is less than an hour from the Ambassador Bridge, and is a favourite of Canadian fans. Their presence was especially appreciated this time, in light of the gloomy weather forecast.

"It's a nice feeling - being the only Canadian competitor - to have some hometown fans travel down and watch us," said Ryan. "(It) means a lot to myself and the team, and gives us a little extra motivation. Glad I could give them something to cheer about."

2015 SEASON STATS Races - 4 Feature Wins - 1 Top Fives - 1 Top Tens - 2

LITT'S LINKS Website: www.RyanLitt.com Twitter: @RyanLittRacing Facebook: www.facebook.com/RyanLittRacing Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/RyanLittRacing

SPONSOR SUPPORT Ryan and the team would like to thank all their sponsors for their support during the 2015 season, including BS&B Radiator, Linton Media, Xtreme Metal Worx, Leaf Racewear, Permatex, and Shell Shock Designs. Visit www.RyanLitt.com to find out how to support Ryan Litt Racing!

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Allard Wins #60, Closes In On Points Lead By: Elijah Jones

(July 5th, 2015)...................Jonathan Allard picked up his third victory in a row and fifth in the last seven events at Silver Dolar Speedway on Saturday night. The most impressive part about it is that the win marked Allard's 60th Career Victory at the Speedway. His first win at Silver Dollar Speedway came on July 4th, 1996; exactly 19 years ago to the day of Saturday's Victory. “It's really cool to still be able to come back here this late in my career and pick up wins. I really want to thank Clyde Lamar for all he does for this team. He just had heart surgery last Friday and is here now a week later at the track. It just goes to show how important this race team is to him.” stated Allard in Victory Lane. Other winners during Chuck Patterson Points Race #10 included Randy McDaniel in the Dirt Modifieds, Kevin Lesch in the Street Stocks, and Brian Compton in the Hobby Stocks. Jonathan Allard had the good fortune of drawing the Pole Position for Saturday nights Feature event, and he didn't let that opportunity go to waste. Allard would lead all 25 Laps of the Main Event, nearly uncontested for the popular win aboard the Tri-C Machine #3C. Carson Macedo made a rare, but well appreciated appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway, behind the wheel of the Josh Ford Motorsports #73 Machine. It was great to have that group in Chico for the Fourth of July, and we hope to have them with us more often in the future. Sean Becker piloted the Menne Motorsports #75 to a podium finish in the third slot. The night didn't start out as well for Becker who failed to start the Heat Race with Mag Box issues, it was a great rebound and he was able to retain the points lead over Allard by just one point. Andy Forsberg was back behind the wheel of his famous #92 car on Saturday and was able to secure a fourth place finish. While Tyler Walker rounded out the top five piloting the Richie Rich Motorsports #88x. The scary moment of the night saw Chico, CA driver Brad Bumgarner get sideways on the back straight and got clipped by the #22tr of Michael Tarter who made his second start of 2015. Bumgarner would flip off of turn number three while somehow Tarter was able to continue on. Tarter's night would go up in flames on the White Flag lap as something caught fire in the car and he had to pull to the infield. Both drivers were ok. Heat Race Victories were picked up by Heath Hall and Andy Forsberg. Carson Macedo picked up the first Fast Time Award of his Career at Silver Dollar by way of a blistering fast time of 11.566. That lap turned by Macedo was the fastest lap turned at Silver Dollar Speedway in Qualifying since Gold Cup of 2010 when Sam Hafertepe Jr set quick time at 11.299. The most exciting main event of the night came by way of the Dirt Modifieds. The race saw an absolute war being waged between Father and Son; Randy and Ryan McDaniel. Randy has not raced much this year in a Dirt Modified at Silver Dollar but he proved he's still got it by picking up his 39th Victory at Silver Dollar since 1999. In order to pick up the victory though he had to hold off the hard charge from son Ryan who has been nearly unbeatable this season. It was great to see both of them in Victory Lane after the race congratulating each other. It just goes to show what a great family sport we have, and what a great family the McDaniel's are. Between Randy and Ryan they have accumulated 104 victories at Silver Dollar Speedway since 1999. Duane Cleveland who led early in the race and battled along with the McDaniel's would come home in the third position. While Alex and Kyle Wilson would round out the Top Five. It was great having the Wilson's back at the Speedway as well and we hope to see them return throughout the season. Heat Race Victories were picked up by Randy McDaniel and Duane Cleveland. Brian Compton was able to hold off a late race charge by Dustin Massey to pick up his second win of the season, and extend his points lead in the Hobby Stock class. Kyle Allen and Shannon Collins waged war on each other to decide the third position with Allen picking up the position and Collins settling for fourth. Todd Cooper in the #27C Cooper Racing entry rounded out the top five. Dustin Massey and Todd Cooper picked up the Heat Race Victories. Kevin Lesch piloted the Chico Volkswagen #27 Street Stock to Victory Saturday Night. Chris Warner was able to close the gap late in the race but couldn't get close enough to Lesch to make a move, and would have to settle for the second position. Eddie Hammett had a solid run and finished in the third position which was good enough for him to reclaim the Points Lead from Clinton Earl. Brent Lawrence and Gary Newman rounded out the top five. Brother's Steve and Eddie Hammett each picked up Heat Race Victories during the night. It was another great fourth of July at Silver Dollar Speedway with fireworks both on and off the racetrack. The stands were packed as was the pit area. We take this upcoming weekend off and the Chuck Patterson Points Chase will resume Friday, July 17th with Points Race #11 presented by Butte County Sheriff Search and Rescue. Five Divisions will be competing including the 410 Sprint Cars, Wingless Sprint Cars, Economy Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, and Hobby Stocks. For ticket information and directions to the track visit our website at silverdollarspeedway.com or check us out on facebook. Thank you all for your support and we will see you back at the track in two weeks.

 

 

5 Wins in 1 Week for Smith in PA

There are good weeks, there are great weeks, and then there are weeks like Stevie Smith just had in the Rahmer Racing #51 XXX. Stevie won 5 of the 8 races on PA Speedweek and collected over $40,000 in winnings to earn the 2015 Speedweek championship, accomplishing a feat that no driver in PA has accomplished in the 25 years of Speedweek history. Joining Stevie with victories from the weekend in their XXX chassis were Doug Esh at Williams Grove, Ian Madsen in Iowa, Skylar Gee in Edmonton, Ryan Smith over the All Stars, Dougie James twice at Grays Harbor Raceway and Zac Taylor over the URSS. Triple X Race Components wants to congratulate all of our weekly winners as well as encourage you to join them by ordering your XXX chassis today. Visit us online at www.xxxraceco.com and experience for yourself why XXX is the winner’s choice for premium performance. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard!

Smith’s five wins were the most in Speedweek History and began on Friday night the 26th with a win at Williams Grove. He followed that with a victory on Sunday at Path Valley in the “Party at the Path.” The third win came at Bedford on Wednesday, and was followed immediately by a win Thursday at Lincoln for the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial. Stevie capped the week by winning the finale at Selinsgrove on Sunday the 5th. All in all, Smith collected $43,000 in prize winnings, won five races and on the nights he didn’t win, finished third, sixth and second.

Ian Madsen collected his first win of 2015 by beating up on the Sprint Invaders at Iowa State Fair Speedway on Thursday night. Madsen made moves early in the night that setup his flawless wire to wire win in the main event, advancing forward to win his heat race and then picking up a spot on the dash to put his XXX on the front row for the 20 lap A Main. Ian was never truly challenged on his way to the first of what should be many wins over the summer months.

“The Hammer” returned to victory lane this weekend, as Doug Esh collected $10,000 for his Mitch Smith Memorial win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. Driving the Mark Coldren #07 XXX, Esh would lead all but one lap of the 30 lap main, holding a very fast Brian Montieth at bay over the final 10 laps to take the win and the big pay day. Montieth was second is his XXX, and XXX chassis occupied five of the top six finishing positions.

Determination and a bad fast XXX sprint car brought Skylar Gee his first win in a 360 at Alberta’s biggest race; Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway. Gee started the feature in ninth and had worked up to third following a caution on lap 13. On the restart, Gee would drop back to fifth before starting his charge back forward. Lap after lap, the teenager hit his marks and closed on the group ahead of him. His XXX would stick low where no one else’s would, and he’d use the bottom to set up moves as he advanced to second on lap 25. Two laps later, Gee pulled a slider in turn three to take the lead and eventual win, as well as the $5,000 top prize that went with it. Congratulations Skylar, Tim, Ruth and everyone with Gee & Gee Racing on the victory.

For the second time in 2015, Ryan Smith has beaten the All Star Circuit of Champions. On Saturday night, Smith and the Warko Racing Team were at Mercer Raceway for the second night of competition with the All Stars. Smith would earn a spot on the dash where he finished third, setting him up for a good run in the feature. After quickly advancing to second, Smith used traffic to run around fellow Team XXX driver Parker Price-Miller for the lead on lap 15. From there, Ryan held off PPM, Dale Blaney and Cody Darrah en route to victory lane.

Dougie James won both main events for the Northwest Focus Midget Series at this weekend’s Fred Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway. Both main events played out very similarly for James in his XXX midget. On Friday night, James made smooth steady laps around the inside of the track, passing Nick Evans around the halfway point of the race to grab the lead and eventual win. On Saturday night, James again chased down race leader Nick Evans just beyond the halfway point of the race and using the inside groove, rolled past him coming out of turn two to grab the lead and second race win in a row.

Our congratulations go out to the Taylor Family and driver Zac Taylor. Zac and the team took their XXX chassis to a win over the URSS Colorado Region in 305 competition on Friday night. The win came at Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, CO.

 

 

Steve Rando Earns ‘305’ Victory During Inaugural F.A.S.T. Visit to Waynesfield Raceway Park F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Schedule Resumes July 24th & 25th at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, Ohio (July 6th, 2015) - The inaugural visit to Waynesfield, Ohio by the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) organization proved to be more than successful, as 30 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro sprint cars packed the Waynesfield Raceway Park pit area on Saturday evening, July 4th. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series co-headlined the 4th Annual ‘Bob Reynolds Memorial’ on Saturday night at the Waynesfield bullring; joining the K&L Ready Mix NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders and the UMP Modifieds for a full evening of ‘grass roots’ entertainment.

“It was a great night for our race teams.” said Rich Farmer; F.A.S.T. Series promoter, “We had a great amount of support from the F.A.S.T. drivers and teams; my staff, as well as the Waynesfield Raceway Park staff, appreciates it. Congratulations to Steve Rando on being the first F.A.S.T. ‘305’ winner outside of our normal schedule. Hopefully we can plan more special appearances like this in the future.”

Steve Rando, who entered the evening fourth in the current F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series standings, capitalized on his pole position on Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park and earned the 25-lap main event victory worth $1,000. It was Rando’s first F.A.S.T. victory of the 2015 season and now becomes the sixth different winner during F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series competition this season. Jamie Miller, a fellow one-time winner during F.A.S.T. action in 2015, finished second on July 4th after starting on the inside of the second row. Tyler Street, who started fourth on the evening grid, would improve one position and round out the podium finishers. Bobby Clark improved from the sixth position to finish fourth on Saturday evening, followed by Paul Weaver who started on the outside pole.

Steve Rando will use his recent victory as an extreme momentum boost; continuing his pursuit towards the overall F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series title worth $2,000. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will not return to competition until Friday and Saturday, July 24th & 25th. The series will revisit normal stomping grounds during the two-race weekend; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

FAST 305 Sprint Series (30 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[5]

2. 1W-Paul Weaver[6]

3. 68-Tyler Gunn[2]

4. 11G-Luke Griffith[3]

5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8]

6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1]

7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4]

8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Stuart Brubaker[2]

2. 19R-Steve Rando[4]

3. 12B-Luke Hall[3]

4. 12-Kyle Capodice[1]

5. 27-Cody Gallogly[5]

6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8]

7. 97-Kyle Peters[6]

8. 48M-Mike Moore[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 4-Tyler Street[3]

2. 22M-Dan McCarron[2]

3. 77I-John Ivy[1]

4. 5-Jordan Ryan[5]

5. 25-Jason Keeckler[4]

6. 2-Ricky Peterson[7]

7. 14-Rick Daughtery[6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 39-Jamie Miller[1]

2. 7M-Brandon Moore[2]

3. 36-Seth Schneider[4]

4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[6]

5. 99-Alvin Roepke[5]

6. 77X-Alex Hill[3]

7. 32H-Dan Henning[7]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1]

2. 99-Alvin Roepke[4]

3. 27-Cody Gallogly[2]

4. 2-Ricky Peterson[7]

5. 25-Jason Keeckler[3]

6. 77X-Alex Hill[8]

7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9]

8. 13-Jeremy Duposki[6]

9. 32H-Dan Henning[12]

10. 97-Kyle Peters[10]

11. 48M-Mike Moore[14]

12. 75-Jerry Dahms[13]

13. 14-Rick Daughtery[11]

14. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1]

2. 39-Jamie Miller[3]

3. 4-Tyler Street[4]

4. 8-Bobby Clark[6]

5. 1W-Paul Weaver[2]

6. 29-Stuart Brubaker[5]

7. 77I-John Ivy[11]

8. 11G-Luke Griffith[13]

9. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]

10. 36-Seth Schneider[12]

11. 99-Alvin Roepke[18]

12. 5-Jordan Ryan[15]

13. 12B-Luke Hall[10]

14. 12-Kyle Capodice[14]

15. 68-Tyler Gunn[9]

16. 1X-Dustin Dinan[16]

17. 2-Ricky Peterson[20]

18. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]

19. 3J-Trey Jacobs[17]

20. 27-Cody Gallogly[19]

Hard Charger: 99-Alvin Roepke[+7]

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

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Brian Brown – Putting Things in Perspective!

(Bill W) July 6, 2015 – It was a tough ending to the weekend for Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 race team. A heat race incident at Knoxville Saturday saw a large mud clod enter the cockpit, injuring Brian’s arm and ending the night. Fortunately, though the arm is hurting, it is not broken. The accident put things in perspective for Brian and the team moving forward.

Things started for you Wednesday night with the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City.

We were second quick hot lapping. In qualifying, we went the same speed and everyone else got faster. To qualify that badly (17th) was disappointing. It just puts you behind the eight-ball all night long.

You looked better in the heat race after starting sixth.

We made a big move there on the start and got up to fourth. We just kind of rode around at that point.

You ended up finishing fifteenth in the feature.

We worked to free our car up all night long. It was just way too tight. For 30 laps, the car was driving me. I felt like I was on a roller coaster and the car was just driving me around the track. We just kind of wiped that one away.

It had been a while since you’d raced at Huset’s Speedway. You timed in well.

It was good to be back there. They had a great crowd for the NSL. We came out somewhat early and we were fifth quick. We were happy with that. We felt good about moving up in the heat too (fifth to third) when there wasn’t much passing going on.

You redrew the seven, but the feature got off to a rocky start.

On the start, I’m not sure what happened. Everyone got bottled up, and I ran into the back of Austin McCarl. That knocked our nose wing off right from the start. Our car was so good all night long, that was just frustrating to have that happen.

You hung in there and stayed in the top ten.

We were running around there at 70%. We were still able to compete and stay out there. In my eyes, we were able to salvage something. We could have had a DNF, but to finish eighth was really a win for us.

You were back at Knoxville with the FVP National Sprint League Saturday.

We hot lapped quick time. We just hit the holes wrong in one and two in qualifying. We were sixth quick.

You started in a familiar spot, row three, for your heat.

We knew the heat would be tough with the quality of cars we had. I didn’t get the best start in the world. I made a bad decision after the first lap. I thought Ian (Madsen) was going to the bottom, and he changed his mind and went to the top. I turned to go underneath him, and a clod from his car came through the arm guard and banged my arm up pretty good.

That ended the night early.

We’ve been saying all year that it couldn’t get much worse, but when you’re sitting in the hospital not knowing what’s wrong with your arm, your sentiments change. It makes those bad pill draws and bad nights on the track look not so bad.

Things like this can really change your perspective, can’t they?

Our outlook is going to change a little bit once we get my arm back where it should be. We’re going to do the best with what’s given to us. Some nights, running sixth or seventh isn’t what you want, but it’s definitely better than not being able to race. We got a second opinion on the arm this morning, and it’s not broken. We’re very thankful for that.

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Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

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Brian’s first ever 410 win came at the Thunderhill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas on September 11, 1999. Driving his grandfather George Lasoski’s car, he topped Scott “Breezy” Whitworth, Bob Weuve and Jaymie Moyle.

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Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

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Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com

Brian says – “David and Julie Goodson have a great family there. They also make sure our trailer looks great with the graphics they provide. We’re proud to represent them.”

The goal at Impact Sign and Lighting is to make selecting the right sign and lighting for your business a simple process for you. Impact can design, create, and install virtually any type of sign on awnings, poles, buildings and much more including racecars, of course! They will work with you from conception to completion and make sure you are completely satisfied. We'll give you personalized service, expert consultation, quick turnarounds, and reasonable pricing. Impact Sign and Lighting are responsible for the graphics on the Brian Brown Racing #21. Visit them on the web at www.Impact4800.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Tru-Square

Just attach TRU-SQUARE to the rear-end and the chassis. The rear-end is moved into position by adjusting the length of the TRU-SQUARE tools. Once the rear-end is in position, TRU-SQUARE holds it in place while you time the birdcages and hook up the rod and torsion arms. Not only will TRU-SQUARE save you time aligning your rear-end, but with the rear-end firmly secured in position, you can also work on other parts of the car at the same time, without fear of knocking the rear-end out of square. TRU-SQUARE’s centering tool allows you to install a rear-end in a chassis without being hooked up to a motor plate. This is helpful when setting up an extra chassis before heading to the track. Visit them online at www.Tru-Square.com!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Print Place, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Pro Shocks by Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy and Flexzilla for all their support!

 

 

Ocean Sprints vs. Civil War Series event opens the 5th annual Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway this Friday July 10 Stout field set to invade the quarter-mile to kick-off the big weekend

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 6, 2015…After a couple weeks of being idle the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to action in a big way this Friday night to help kick-off the fifth annual Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway. The special showcase also features the traveling Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, making for a huge night of Winged 360 Sprint Car racing at the quarter-mile.

Howard Kaeding was a multiple-time California state super-modified champion, a four-time Johnny Key Classic winner and once captured a record 17-straight races at the San Jose Speedway. The driver known as the "Campbell Comet" claimed over 300 main event victories in his career and even raced into his 60's, before retiring in the 1990's. The HK Classic has been a great weekend of re-living memories from the past and will certainly be so once again in 2015. Camping for the weekend will be allowed on the grass area near & behind the grandstands at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Hook ups cost $40 with dry camping $20. Money will be collected by the fairgrounds.

Tickets for Friday night’s Civil War 360 Series vs Ocean Sprints event will be $20 for adults, $15 for kids 6-12, children five & under free. The front gate will open at 4pm with hot laps at 5:45pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. Tickets for Saturday’s King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints event will be $25 for adults, $15 for kids 6-12, children five & under free. Everything on Saturday starts an hour earlier. Front gate opens at 3pm on Saturday, with pit booth opening around noon.

Over the years at Ocean Speedway the Ocean Sprints vs Civil War Series events have been must see outings, with large and deep fields on hand each time. Watsonville’s own Justin Sanders sits atop the standings with both groups and leads the pack into the big night on Friday. So far this year he has claimed four wins with the Ocean Sprints, but is still in search of his first with Civil War. Competing at his home track may be just what the doctor ordered for that to happen. Overall this year Sanders has captured eight main event victories.

Stockton’s Brad Furr is the defending Friday night winner of the HK Classic and goes into this week ranking second in the Ocean Sprints standings. Furr has claimed one victory thus far in 2015. Fremont’s Shane Golobic has missed one event so far this season, but still sits third in points and has been one of the hottest drivers as of late. The reigning Ocean Sprints & Civil War Series champion has two wins in Watsonville this year and one with Civil War. Salinas brother’s Jeremy & Jason Chisum round out the top-five going into Friday night.

More Ocean Sprints drivers expected to be on hand will include Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Morgan Hills Nicholas & Nick Ringo Jr, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Tracy’s Austin Liggett, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Gilroy’s Ken Frendburg, Fremont’s Anthony Espinosa, Fresno’s Anthony Simone and others.

A full field of Civil War & King of the West Series regulars are expected to tackle the Ocean Speedway as well on Friday, including Pombo/Sargent Classic winner DJ Netto of Hanford, Campbell’s Bud & Brent Kaeding, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Chico’s Jonathan Allard & Kyle Hirst, Sebastopol’s Bradley Terrell, Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, British Columbia’s Robbie Price, Fresno’s Craig Stidham, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker and more.

The week begins on Wednesday night July 8, with the 2nd annual HK Classic Car Show & BBQ at High Five Pizza located at the Silver Creek Sports Plex in San Jose. Various drivers, hot rods and race cars will be on hand at the get-together that runs from 5pm-9pm. Tickets for the weekend will be on sale at the car show for fans to avoid lines come race day.

There will be a delicious BBQ dinner from 6pm-8pm for donation, with proceeds going to the Silver Creek Sports Plex Foundation, which aims to ensure that every child, regardless of financial ability, is able to participate in local amateur athletic training and competition. Please come out and enjoy a fun night with some great food, all put on for a good cause. High Five at the Plex is located at 800 Embedded Way in San Jose, CA 95138.

Following Friday nights races High Five Pizza will be putting on a post-race party at the track with appetizers, drinks and a lot of fun to be had. On Saturday afternoon the annual HK Classic Luncheon takes place, which kicks-off the final night’s action. Both events are held to support the Northern Auto Racing Club Benevolent Fund. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. The Post Race Party & Luncheon will both be held in the Big White Tent off turn four.

The HK Classic luncheon hosted by Catering by 5 on Saturday at the track will feature an excellent lunch for a $20 donation to the NARC Benevolent Fund. Howard, Brent & Bud Kaeding, along with other drivers will all be available for photos and autographs at the luncheon. Easy access is available to enter from both the pit area and the campgrounds. All race teams & fans are encouraged to come enjoy a great lunch prepared by Myles & the crew at Catering by 5.

The NARC Benevolent Fund uses 100% of the funds raised to support the families of injured drivers, crew members and officials running Sprint Car Series’ in California. Various beneficiaries of the fund over the last 10-years include Dennis Moore Jr., Billy Sellers, Danny Faria Jr., the family of Alan Urias, Randy Hannagan, Tom Milne, Brad Bumgarner, the family of David Tarter and Peter Murphy.

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

Upcoming Ocean Speedway Sprint Car events

Friday July 10: (Howard Kaeding Classic Night One) Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series vs Ocean Sprints Saturday July 11: (Howard Kaeding Classic Night Two) King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series Friday July 18: Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race) Friday July 25: Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race)

 

 

Matt Mitchell takes 3rd in USAC/CRA Sprint Cars at Santa Maria before crash elimination at Perris

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif., enjoyed a fine run to third place in the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature at Santa Maria (Calif.) Raceway Friday, but flipped early in the Firecracker 40 at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on Saturday and finished a season-worst 21st.

The 28-year-old had moved to within eight points of the USAC/CRA championship lead, trailing Mike Spencer, following the Doug Fort Memorial at Santa Maria, but his crash at Perris dropped him from second to fourth. Spencer has 594 points, Mitchell 545.

Mitchell has top-six finishes in nine of the 10 of the USAC/CRA features including a pair of seconds and remains in contention for the title with 16 events remaining.

“There are still plenty of races left to contend for the championship,” Mitchell said. “Everybody has their ups and downs. We’re in a good place. We have a great package with intel and balance in the car. We had a good showing for Santa Maria, one of our better nights there. We qualified fifth and were third in our heat and started on the inside of the second row. We ran around fourth for most of the race and picked off third when we could.

“The crash at Perris was horrible. I wasn’t injured, but we tore a bunch of stuff up. I was running a diamond line and about seven laps in, came down low and saw a right-front tire where it shouldn’t have been. We were basically taken out. We made contact and did a front flip.”

Mitchell’s car will take three full days for him and crew chief Terry James to put back together, but they have plenty of time before the next USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race Aug. 15 at Perris.

Mitchell’s team is sponsored by Campbell Brothers Storage of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., ART Enterprises Speed Equipment, MPD Racing and Keith Chrisco Racing Engines of Huntington Beach. Calif.

Matt Mitchell’s 2015 feature results in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series:

March 7—5. Perris, Calif.; March 20—6. Tucson USA Raceway; March 21—4. Tucson USA Raceway; April 18—6. Perris; May 2—6. Perris; May 9—2. Ventura, Calif.; May 23—2. Perris.; June 13—4. Perris; July 3—3. Santa Maria, Calif.; July 4—21. Perris.

 

 

Flyin' Ryan Smith Victorious in All Stars at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (July 4, 2015): Ryan Smith flew to victory on the second night of UNOH All Stars Circuit of Champions at Mercer Raceway, Park. It was his first career win at the tricky oval, and second All Stars triumph of the season for the Kunkeltown Kid.

Since rolling out a new car, Smith has been getting faster each outing. "We caught some breaks there in the heat race, we timed good, and the car was good right out of the box." Then, he noted, "the track came to me with the water, the top came in."

Smith had to fend off the All Stars kingpin, Dale Blaney, in the closing laps. "If we could have stayed in traffic a little longer, I might have had a chance," Blaney said. "But he was running the same line that I was down there in one and two, and I started to work the bottom a little bit in three and four, but I just couldn't get going after the yellow."

Another Ryan, Moyer that is, was the first-time winner in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. He capitalized upon some late rate skirmishes to move to the front in the closing laps. Mark Rossey also earned his first career score in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Rossey regained the the lead when Mike Miller tangled with a lapped car before the halfway mark in the contest. J.R. McGinley was a thousand dolalrs richer after the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature. He out dueled Lonny Riggs and Kyle Fink after a lap 11 restart to grab the lead.

Lee Jacobs hoped that lightning would strike again at the Park, as he led the opening lap of the feature event. However, Parker Price-Miller had another idea. He drove by Jacobs on the second lap and he immediately opened up a lead of several car lengths. Ryan Smith worked his way into third, with Bale Blaney and Andrew Palker in tow.

With Price-Miller out front, Smith moved into second on lap six, and he began to close in on the leader while they sliced through traffic.Jacobs continued to hold the third position, ahead of Blaney, Palker, and Greg Wilson.

Blaney then flexed some muscle, taking the third spot with a dozen laps in the books. As Price-Miller and Smith wove through traffic, Blaney started to reel them in. At the halfway mark, Price-Miller's lead was vanishing, and Blaney was eating into Smith's advantage as well.

Smith assumed command just past the halfway mark, and now Blaney was hounding the teen from Kokomo, IN. On lap 19, Price-Miller's impressive run came to an end, as he pulled above the cushion and stopped in turn two. That put Blaney on the tail of Smith. Cody Darrah was on the move before the caution, and he lined up in third for the final restart of the event.

Smith got away cleanly, and led the last seven laps without incident. Blaney held off Darrah for the second spot. Wilson slipped by Jacobs in the final rounds. Palker crossed in sixth, with Chad Kemenah, Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, and Jack Sodeman, Jr. completing the top ten. Haudenschild was awarded the hard charger for the night.

The evening's fastest qualifier was Caleb Helms, who turned the speedway in 13.728 seconds. Heat wins went to Dale Blaney, Greg Wilson, Parker Price-Miller, and Andy McKisson. McKisson blew his engine as he crossed the finish line, so he was a scratch for the feature event. Lee Jacobs won the dash. Tim Shaffer captured the B Main.

In the Bonnel's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Mark Rossey grabbed the initial lead despite heavy challenges from Mike Marano, II, and Mike Miller on the opening lap. Rossey raced out to a comfortable lead, but Miller quickly cut into it as the laps clicked off. Miller made his move inside turn one to grab the lead with six laps completed. Miller then began to pull away from Rossey, but misfortune struck just a few circuits later. Miller tangled with a lapper between thurs three and four, and his night was over. That put Rossey back on the point for the restart, and he held control the rest of the way. Marano held off a furious charge by Jake Gomola in the closing laps to maintain the second spot. George Hobaugh was fourth, and Evan Kornbau fifth. Darin Gallagher, Greg Dobrosky, Andy Feil, George Englert, and Darren Pifer rounded out the top ten. Gallagher, Dobrosky, and Kornbau copped the preliminaries. There was no B Main.

Ryan Moyer drove to victory in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. The early stages of the race were dominated by Tim Burns, who started on the pole. Leigh Wheeler ran second until he lost the engine in his machine bringing out the first caution. That moved Curtis J. Bish to the front row, along with Burns. The pair tangled as they raced through the first turn on the restart. Bish spun, collecting two others in the process, and Burns pitted for repairs. They both resumed racing at the rear of the field. That put Pat Fielding out front, but he soon surrendered the lead to Moyer. Meanwhile, Burns and Bish were moving forward, but on the final lap of the contest, Bish turned Burns as they fought for position on the backstretch. The race concluded with Moyer taking the win, ahead of Gary Miller, Jr., Fielding, Joe Stajnrajh, and Burns. Jesse Brock, Charlie Baptiste, Dennis Clark, Wheeler, and Andy Thompson. Bish was disqualified for his part in the incident on the final lap. Pat Fielding and Tim Burns controlled the qualifiers. There was no B Main.

J.R. McGinley prevailed in the nightcap for the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Following a lap 11 restart, he took the lead away from Lonny Riggs, who led from the outset. Riggs kept Kyle Fink at bay. However, late in the race, Jimmy Holden began to move ahead. He worked past Fink and Riggs in the final rounds. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. turned in a creditable run for the fifth spot. Shayne Izzo, Rob Curtis, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Kyle Holden, and Brian Schaffer were the next five finishers. Unverzagt and McGinley topped the heats. There was no B Main.

All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars: Ryan Smith, Dale Blaney, Cody Darrah, Greg Wilson, Lee Jacobs, Andrew Palker, Chad Kemenah, Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Caleb Helms, Tim Shaffer, Adam Kekich, Dan Kuriger, Rod George, A.J. Flick, Carl Bowser, Dan Shetler, Sye Lynch, Parker Price-Miller, Brandon Matus, Travis Philo, Scott Priester, Dennis Wagner.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: J.R. McGinley, Jimmy Holden, Lonnny Riggs, Kyle Fink, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Shayne Izzo, Rob Curtis, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Kyle Holden, Brian Schaffer, Clyde Gumpp, Josh Deems, Richard Whitney, Tommy Krystyak, Max Smoker, Terry Young, Kevin Green.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Mark Rossey, Mike Marano, II, Jake Gomola, George Hobaugh, Evan Kornbau, Darin Gallagher, Greg Dobrosky, Andy Feil, George Englert, Darren Pifer, Alex Paden, Joe McEwen, Terry Young, Cody Bova, Devin Litwiler, Kyle Colwell, Jacob Bova, Ken Rossey, Bobby Siegel, Mike Miller, Jeff Taylor, Mike Lutz (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Ryan Moyer, Gary Miller, Jr., Pat Fielding, Joe Stajnrajh, Tim Burns, Jesse Brock, Charlie Baptiste, Dennis Clark, Leigh Wheeler, Andy Thompson, Shawn Smith, David Rice, Bill Bannick, Jr., Curtis J. Bish (DQ).

 

 

SALDANA SCORES NINTH QUICK TIME OF THE SEASON AT DODGE CITY

DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 4, 2015) – Tonight was the wrap for the Dodge City Speedway Boot Hill Showdown double header.

In qualifying, Joey Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop Sprint Car to his ninth quick time of the season, scorching the 3/8-mile oval in 12.480 seconds.

In heat race competition, Saldana rolled off fourth on the grid. The first green flag start was called back and on the second start, Shane Stewart led the pack followed by Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser and Saldana. The top five runners did not change position to the checkered flag. With his fifth place finish, Saldana earned a starting position in the dash.

The inversion draw did not favor Saldana. In a straight up start, Saldana would have started on the pole. When the ‘six’ ping pong ball was pulled, the Brownsburg Bullet was relegated to the sixth starting position. When the green flag flew on the dash, polesitter Jason Sides assumed the lead, Schatz was second, Jason Johnson third,

Paul McMahan fourth and Saldana fifth. They crossed the finish line in the same positions. The way the drivers finished the dash is the way they started the A Main.

With the four-wide salute to the fans completed, the drivers assembled in side by side formation for the start of the 30-lap feature. As the field went green, Saldana was squeezed and drove over the cushion and tagged the wall. With no laps completed, a complete restart was called; however Saldana suffered right front corner damage during his contact with the wall and had to go to the work area to make repairs. He joined the back of the field for the restart.

When the green waved the next time, Schatz commanded the field, followed by Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen and Jason Johnson. Saldana began to move forward through the field, systematically picking off competitors. On lap 16 the caution was displayed. The restart order was: Schatz, Sides, McMahan, Kerry Madsen, with Saldana 14th. Schatz maintained the lead when the green flag was displayed, but McMahan vaulted to second. Third was Jason Johnson. Prior to the two-thirds mark of the race, Saldana had improved to 10th. At the checkered flag, it was Schatz with the victory on yet another night. Paul McMahan was second and Jason Johnson was third.

Saldana finished 10th.

“I talked to Randy Wolfe (crew chief) after the event and he said there was a tremendous amount of damage to the car when Joey was crowded into the wall,” said

team owner Dan Motter. “The right front axle was bent, the nose wing was damaged and on and on. There was too much to fix when Joey came to the work area so the team just pushed him out.

“Randy was very complimentary of Joey’s ability to make as much headway as he did with the car as banged up as it was. It was an unfortunate incident but we were lucky to salvage a top 10 out of the evening.”

Next on the Outlaws calendar is a doubleheader at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, July 11-12.

 

 

SALDANA WINS HARD CHARGER AWARD AT DODGE CITY TONIGHT

FOR STARTING NINTH AND FINISHING THIRD

DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 3, 2015) – Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team hoped to capitalize on their recent momentum coming off a second place finish at Lakeside Speedway as The World of Outlaws kicked off the first of two nights of racing at the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park tonight.

In preliminary action, Saldana logged the No. 6 qualifying spot with a 12.851-second lap on the 3/8-mile track.

The Brownsburg Bullet lined up in the third position for the start of the third heat. When the track went green, Jason Johnson took the lead followed by Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman and Saldana. The top four did not change position during the eight-lap heat. Saldana’s fourth place finish earned him a starting position in the A-Main.

The Bullet pushed off ninth for the start of the 30-lap feature. When the field was unleashed, front row starter Jason Johnson topped the leaderboard followed by Donny Schatz and Jason Sides. Saldana was eighth but leapfrogged to fifth the next lap. On lap seven, Schatz took command of the field, Johnson was second, Sides was third and Saldana fourth. The third lead change occurred on lap 14 when Sides was able to make a big move in traffic to pass Schatz for the lead. Sides and Schatz continued to pace the field and on lap 28, Saldana passed Pittman for third. At the checkered flag it was Sides with the Dodge City opening night victory, Schatz second and Saldana was third. The Bullet also earned the Hard Charger award for tonight’s performance, his second this season.

“The trip around Dodge City tonight was eventful,” said Saldana. “Lapped traffic was really tough. It was just a good race. I was happy to see Jason Sides win. He has been out here doing this deal all by himself so he is very much deserving of this win tonight.

“Hopefully we can win some more. We definitely have a good car. We just have to do things right. The driver has to do things right. Tonight we did okay, we just need to get a little bit better.”

“I am very proud of our team,” said owner Dan Motter. “We are the best and most consistent we’ve been for three seasons.”

Tomorrow night the Outlaws will wrap competition at Dodge City Raceway Park.

 

 

Nolen Racing's Coons Finishes Third

In ‘Sumar Classic’ USAC Silver Crown Race

Thursday Night at the Terre Haute Action Track

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., July 3 — Jerry Coons Jr. was dazzling in the high groove as he finished third in the 100-lap “Sumar Classic” USAC?Silver Crown race Thursday night at the Terre Haute Action Track in the Nolen Racing #20 Eagle/Chevy. His Whiteland, Ind.-based team is sponsored in part by Columbus Container and KECO Coatings.

The strong finish moved the Plainfield, Ind.-based driver up one spot in the point standings for USAC’s premier division to fourth with five races complete and six remaining. He is only three points out of third in the current point standings.

Coons was a strong contender throughout the race, and he was one of only two drivers to lead. Coons was second for most of the race, only losing the runner-up spot with about a dozen laps remaining as the track conditions changed. It was his best finish so far this year, bettering two fourth-place runs.

Coons took the green in fourth place but he got a fabulous start, vaulting into second on the very first lap. He then ran second to eventual winner Shane Cockrum for the first 27 laps. He got around Cockrum with a powerful move to the outside exiting Turn 2 and going down the backstretch to take the lead working lap 28. Cockrum stayed with him, however, and retook the lead on the following lap.

Coons remained in second place until a restart following a red flag for a flip by Joey Moughan in Turn 4 with 87 laps complete. C.J. Leary got by Coons on that restart, pushing Coons to third. Leary got the lead very briefly on lap 92, but it didn’t count because there was another yellow before that lap could be completed for a spin by Tyler Courtney in Turn 4.

Cockrum held off Leary on the last restart with six laps to go. Coons tried to use the high side to get around them both, but he had to settle for third. Other than the lap that Coons led, Cockrum led 99 of the 100 laps.

Coons was 1.455 seconds behind Leary at the end, and vigorously holding off the challenges of the fourth-place finisher, Shane Cottle. Brady Bacon rounded out the top five.

Coons qualified fourth in the 24-car field with a time of 21.277 seconds for the half-mile dirt oval. He set the third-fastest time of the race with a 22.007 on lap three.

After the race, Coons told a USAC?official, “I was pretty good still in [Turn] 1 and [Turn] 2 up high, but I had to hit it just right. It was easier on the restarts coming to it at just a little slower pace. I got a real good restart on that end, but once the top went away in [Turns] 3 and 4, I couldn’t get through there at all. We have to get a little bit better, but it was a pretty good night. This is a new car to the Nolen team and to me, so we’re still figuring it out some. But we have great race cars and hopefully we’ll take what we learn into the busy stretch coming up.

“It was a good night for us,”?he summarized. “We learned some things about the car, so hopefully we can continue to improve.”

The USAC Silver Crown series’ next event is at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on Thursday night, July 23, during a busy Brickyard 400 weekend. The complete schedule, other information and live timing and scoring are available on the series' Web site at usacracing.com.

For more information on Nolen Racing, see NolenRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

The team is looking for marketing partners; for more information, call (317) 201-0729 or e-mail LKMRestart@gmail.com.

 

 

Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Organization Set for Waynesfield Raceway Park Appearance
JLH F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Series Will Co-Headline ‘Bob Reynolds Memorial’


 

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com


 

Fremont, Ohio (July 3rd, 2015) - For the first time in series history, the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title organization will visit a venue other than Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will venture to the Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio on Saturday evening, July 4th and will co-headline the 4th Annual ‘Bob Reynolds Memorial’ program. The inaugural visit to the Waynesfield bullring will feature a $1,000-to-win main event for the ‘305’ sprinters; adding to an already impressive schedule of competition on the Saturday night card which also features the K&L Ready Mix ‘360’ Sprint Invaders who will battle for a $7,500 top prize.


 

“We are really excited for this opportunity” said F.A.S.T. series promoter, Rich Farmer, “This is the first time in our series history that our guys will have the chance to race at a facility outside of our normal Attica/Fremont circle. Our ‘305’ division is deep and very competitive. They deserve an opportunity to showcase their talent and hard work in front of a different fanbase. I want to thank the entire staff at Waynesfield Raceway Park for allowing this to happen. The ‘Bob Reynolds Memorial’ is turning into one of the premier ‘360’ sprint car shows in the region and for our guys to be a part of that tradition is special.”


 

Bobby Clark is the current JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro point leader moving into the event at Waynesfield Raceway Park. The one-time F.A.S.T. ‘305’ winner in 2015 holds a 14 point lead in the current championship over fellow one-time winner, Jordan Ryan. Alvin Roepke finds himself third in the standings entering the ‘Bob Reynolds Memorial,’ followed by Steve Rando and Ricky Peterson.


 

The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series has already moved beyond the halfway point of the 2015 season with five events contested, resulting in five different main event winners. Only four events remain on the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ schedule after their visit to Waynesfield Raceway Park. Bobby Clark, Jordan Ryan, T.J. Michael, John Ivy, and Jamie Miller have all been victorious with the series in 2015. Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to crush multiple events, only one has been lost due to weather thus far in 2015.


 

Waynesfield Raceway Park pit gates are scheduled to open at 2:30 on Saturday, July 4th, with main stands opening at approximately 3:30. Competition is set to begin at 7:00. For more information, please visit Waynesfield Raceway Park live on the web at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.


 

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


 

Upcoming Event Details:

Saturday, July 4th - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Waynesfield, Ohio - ‘Bob Reynolds Memorial’ featuring F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series worth $1,000 - Visit
www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com for more details.


*F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Event Only*


 

2015 Winners:


 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Winners:
Round 1 - Friday, April 17th - Attica Raceway Park - Dean Jacobs
Round 2 - Saturday, April 18th - Fremont Speedway - Chris Andrews
Round 3 - Friday, May 1st - Attica Raceway Park - Dean Jacobs (2)
Round 4 - Saturday, May 2nd - Fremont Speedway - Byron Reed
Round 5 - Friday, May 15th - Attica Raceway Park - Cap Henry
Round 6 - Saturday, May 16th - Fremont Speedway - Cap Henry (2)
Round 7 - Friday, June 5th - Attica Raceway Park - Chad Kemenah
Round 8 - Saturday, June 6th - Fremont Speedway - Chris Andrews (2)
Round 9 - Friday, June 12th - Attica Raceway Park - Canceled
Round 10 - Saturday, June 13th - Fremont Speedway - Craig Mintz


 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Winners:

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

Round 5 - Friday, June 12th - Attica Raceway Park - Canceled
Round 6 - Saturday, June 13th - Fremont Speedway - John Ivy


 

Looking Ahead:


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events:
Round 11 - Friday, July 10th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 12 - Saturday, July 11th - Fremont Speedway


 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Events:
Round 7 - Saturday, July 4th - Waynesfield Raceway Park
Round 8 - Friday, July 24th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 9 - Saturday, July 25th - Fremont Speedway


 

Point Standings (As of Wednesday, June 17th)


 

Kistler Racing F.A.S.T 410 Points


 

 

 

 

 

 

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

5

Byron Reed

1

1275

0

2

53

Cap Henry

2

1223

-52

3

09

Craig Mintz

1

1213

-62

4

97

Dean Jacobs

2

1161

-114

5

19

Chris Andrews

2

1144

-131

6

16

Stuart Brubaker

0

1121

-154

7

40DD

Nate Dussel

0

1032

-243

8

83M

Broc Martin

0

987

-288

9

68G

Tyler Gunn

0

953

-322

10

9Z

Duane Zablocki

0

948

-327

11

45L

Brian Lay

0

922

-353

12

60

Jody Keegan

0

897

-378



 

JLH F.A.S.T 305 Points

After 06-13-15 Race

Pl.

Car #

Driver

Wins

Total

Pts.

Pts.

Back

1

8

Bobby Clark

1

698

0

2

5R

Jordan Ryan

1

684

-14

3

99

Alvin Roepke

0

682

-16

4

19R

Steve Rando

0

675

-23

5

2

Ricky Peterson

0

654

-44

6

77I

John Ivy

1

642

-56

7

39

Jamie Miller

1

641

-57

8

12

Kyle Capodice

0

607

-91

9

36

Seth Schneider

0

576

-122

10

25

Jason Keckler

0

558

-140

11

75

Jerry Dahms

0

487

-211

12

44

Kyle Farmer

0

483

-215

13

22M

Dan McCarron

0

414

-284

14

3J

Trey Jacobs

0

361

-337


 

 

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Questions:

 

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.


 

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund: 

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.  

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Hard Times at Haubstadt!

(Bill W) July 2, 2015 – It was a bit of a struggle for Jerrod Hull and the Heartland Trailer Manufacturing #12 team last Saturday night. He would checker seventh with the MOWA series at the Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Indiana, a track that he has had a lot of success at over the years. The team’s next event with MOWA will be July 10 at the Lincoln Speedway in Illinois.

The draw was not good for the Sikeston, Missouri driver. He would start tenth in his heat race. “We were able to get around a couple of cars early, and then a couple crashed out,” says Jerrod. “We ended up running fifth. We were right there on fourth. We got under him a couple times, we just couldn’t make it happen.”

Jerrod would start eighth in the feature. “We just weren’t really good from the get-go,” he says. “We didn’t have any drive off the corners and we were struggling a little bit. I was really playing defense the whole race. A car would get around me, then a car would fall out. We ended up eighth, but officially we were seventh after someone got disqualified.”

This car has not been the same since Jerrod was leading the FVP National Sprint League show in Farmington, Missouri and tagged a lapped car. “I’m not sure what the issue is,” he says. “That car was so fast the first two nights out. Since we got into the lapped car at Farmington…we may have done something to the frame, I’m not sure.”

The team has gone through the car a few times since then. “We went through the shocks and everything,” says Jerrod. “We’ve gone through a lot of things that we thought may be the problem the last few weeks. We were hoping, but the car has reacted the same way the last three races.”

Jerrod is hoping another car will be the recipe for the next time out. “We’re putting one of our other Maxims back together,” he says. “It’s actually one that Scott (Bonar) fixed. I’m looking forward to trying it. We’re taking this weekend off, and we’ll be back at Lincoln in a couple weeks.”

Jerrod and the #12 team would like to thank: Midland Performance, Super Shox, Sebastian Sand Blasting & Powder Coating, Inc., Chuck’s Small Engines, Don Hamilton, HRP, Lighthouse Christian Center, Rockstar Graphics, King Racing Products, DMI, KSE Performance Products, Hoosier Tire, Simpson, Weld, Automotive Machine, Maxim and Heartland Trailer Manufacturing.

 

 

Becker Bags Pair of NW Speedweek Top-Five’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sean Becker and his Menne Motorsports spent the first of the week participating in the first two rounds of Northwest Speedweek. Competing in Yreka, CA and Medford, OR, Becker and company were able to score two top-five finishes.

“It was a blast getting to those two tracks, as I only get to race on them but once a year,” Sean Becker said. “The racing was great, and we were able to pick up a couple of nice finishes.”

Taking to the Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, CA on Sunday night, Becker would open his night up by timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. No. 75 machine in second quickest on the night.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, ‘The Shark’ would finish in the fifth spot, and move directly into the feature event where he lined up in the seventh position for the feature event.

The slicked off racing surface forced drivers to move around a search for grip on this night, and Becker would get off to a slower than desired start. As the laps clicked off, Becker’s Menne Motorsports machine would slowly come to life, and get stronger.

In the closing laps of the feature event, Becker would make a couple nice moves and get into the fifth spot as he took the checkered flag in the Speedweek opener.

Heading north to the Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR on Monday night, Becker would get off to a slow start as he ended up 14th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up third in his heat race, the Oroville, CA native turned Roseville, CA resident would finish in the second spot, and put the Astro Titanium/Ponybracket.com/Hunt’s Race World No. 75 machine in the sixth row for the feature.

Another technical track saw Becker slowly work his way forward as he continued search the track for open real estate. Continuing to race his way forward, Becker would make some big moves during the closing stages of the race as he would grab a fourth place finish when the dust settled on the event.

“The tracks were technical, and we got off to slow starts during each of the two feature events we ran,” Becker said. “By the end of each race, we were really good, and that allowed us to charge forward and finish where we did. I really have to thank the Menne family for giving me the chance to get a couple of races up North.”

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, and K&N for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 24, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 16, Top 10’s- 19

ON TAP: Becker and the Menne Motorsports team will be at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday night for the Fast Cars and Freedom Fourth of July Race.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, and become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

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Willie Croft Lands On Dirt Cup Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft spent his last week in the pacific Northwest representing California at the annual Dirt Cup in Alger, WA. With the Dirt Cup transitioning to a Lucas Oil ASCS National event this season, Croft was the lone participant from the Golden State, and represented well as he finished third during the feature event on Saturday night.

“We had a great car all week long, and the track was awesome,” Willie Croft said. “I really enjoy getting up to the Skagit Speedway, and I am little disappointed to end up third, but it is a nice result in the scheme of things.”

With the Dirt Cup getting started on Thursday night, Croft would line his Holey Smokes BBQ/Brown and Miller/FK Rod Ends backed No. 29 machine up in the second row of his heat race, and with passing points in play on this night, he charged his way to a second place finish.

Waiting to see how the other six heat races went, Croft would find himself in the nightly redraw as the seven pill lined him up in the fourth row of the 25-lap preliminary night feature.

Battling hard in the feature event, Croft would spend much of his night racing with local, Jared Peterson, and ASCS star Aaron Reutzel, as he jockeyed for position within the Top-10. When the night was over, Croft stood his ground and finished in the seventh spot.

Friday night saw Croft pull a low pill for his heat race, and found himself on the pole of the eight-lap race. Getting the jump in his heat, Croft would go on to pick up the win, and earn a spot in the preliminary night feature event where he lined his Hinchman Indy/Schoenfeld/K&N Products backed entry up in the fifth row.

A racy Skagit Speedway saw the Roseville, CA driver work his way forward as he chased after Travis Rilat. In the sixth position, Croft would make a bid for the top-five late in the race, but with points everything on this night, he would settle for the sixth spot.

With two preliminary nights of action out of the way, Croft found himself sitting third in Dirt Cup points, and locked into the second row of the Saturday night feature event.

Jumping into the second spot as the green flag dropped, Croft would chase after early leader, Jason Solwold. Getting into lapped traffic within the first 10-laps of the race, Croft would see Solwold build a comfortable advantage in traffic, as he felt pressure from Seth Bergman, and Reutzel.

With laps clicking off at a torrid place, Croft would eventually clear lapped traffic on a lap 29 restart and pull up to Solwold, just as the red flag flew with six laps remaining in the race.

Follow a red on the 34th lap, Croft would give Solwold all he could handle during the next four laps, but watched the leader slowly pull away as Reutzel was able to sneak around him for the second spot on the 38th lap. Croft would challenge for the second spot over the final two laps, but would end up with a third place finish.

“I will definitely hold my head high with our finish, but I was hoping we would be in traffic a little longer than we were,” Croft added. “Jason (Solwold) and his guys had a great car, and they were really strong so I have to congratulate the team on their win.”

Heading back to California, Croft and his team opted to stop in Yreka, CA to compete in the first leg of Northwest Speedweek. Having a very strong run going in the feature event, Croft would charge his way from the fifth row and challenge for fourth spot, only to see a part failure end his night.

“It was a long week, and I have to thank my guys for coming up and busting their buts,” Croft said. “I certainly would not be able to do this alone, so I am really appreciative for everyone’s support.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: Croft will now take a brief hiatus as he will take two weekends off before returning to action on July 25th at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

 

 

Joe Stornetta Sixth at ‘Stoga

PETERSEN MEDIA- Hoping to better his second place finish at the Calistoga Speedway during the April race, Joe Stornetta returned to the famous half-mile on Saturday night and came up short of his goal as he finished in the sixth spot.

“We seemed to lack speed early in the night, and as the night progressed and the track continued to slick off, the car was great, but the driver made too many mistakes,” Joe Stornetta said.

During group qualifying on Saturday night, Stornetta timed the JPS Trucking/Geide Family/OK Tire Store No. 6 machine in fifth fastest, before picking up a win in the night’s heat race.

Earning a berth in the Dash, Stornetta would line up in the third row of the six lap shootout, and move up to the fourth spot. While running in fourth and looking to be locked into the second row of the feature event, Stornetta would have a front hub fail on his machine, and he would be credited with an eighth place finish and line up in the fourth row of the 20-lap feature event.

Making some big moves in turn three in the opening laps, the Santa Rosa, CA wheelman would find himself in the fourth spot as he chased after Klint Simpson, and Gary Nelson, Jr who raced in front of him.

While running in the fourth spot as the laps clicked away, Stornetta would get too high on a pair of occasions exiting turn four and nearly come into contact with the retaining wall. Able to keep his machine on the racing surface, Stornetta would see his top-five finish vanish, as he took the Ed Entz checkered flag in the sixth spot.

“We had a strong Top-Five car, and I made some mistakes trying to push the limits in the closing laps,” Stornetta said. “I have to apologize to my team for making the mistakes I did, but also need to thank them for their hard work and giving me a good racecar.”

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

ON TAP: Stornetta will return to action on Friday night aboard the Lathrop No. 9n machine at the Petaluma Speedway. .

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-2, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-6

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

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS & WALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS FRIDAY NIGHT!

by Tommy Goudge (July 2, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season of racing continues this Friday, July 3 when Strickland's GMC presents "Corr/Pak vs. SOS" Night. The event features the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars versus the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, plus Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers, and also includes the rescheduled Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Todd Hoddick took over the lead of the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car championship standings following a runner-up finish in Tuesday night's Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken. Mitch Brown is now 2nd to Hoddick in the Corr/Pak standings, and leads the Southern Ontario Sprints championship chase. Dylan Westbrook leads the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car standings, while Dave Bailey is at the top of the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock table, Jason Lungaro leads the way in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division, and Patrick Abrahamsson has the Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber division points lead.

The Styres Family, the Southern Ontario Sprints club, and Mike “Pinball” Giberson will be honoured as the inaugural Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame inductees this Friday.

Led by brothers Glenn and Curt, the Styres family founded and built Ohsweken Speedway, officially opening it for business on June 16, 1996. Along with Glenn, Tina, Curt, and Trish, many other members of the Styres family have contributed various resources to the success of the speedway, including their time, money, and land use - Anyone who has visited Ohsweken Speedway as a spectator has been greeted by the warm smile of Vera Styres on nearly every race night since the track opened.

The Southern Ontario Sprints club was also founded in 1996, with the second event in SOS history held on Ohsweken’s opening day. Including that first event, the club has sanctioned a total of 92 events at Ohsweken over the last 19 seasons, and played an integral role in the growth of Sprint Car racing at the track and all over Ontario. SOS sanctioned events at Ohsweken include all 10 previous editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the 92 total SOS events at the track have produced 43 different winners.

There is perhaps no better example of the spirit of local short track racing than Mike “Pinball” Giberson, who competed at Ohsweken on opening day in 1996, and hasn’t missed a race since. His dedication to preserving that iron-man streak would be reason enough to be considered for the Wall of Fame, but Giberson is also the 1996 Ohsweken Speedway Mini Stock division champion, and a three time winner of the Art Hill Memorial Award. He is the only repeat winner of that award, dedicated to the memory of the late Art Hill, and given to the Mini-Stock competitor who demonstrates sportsmanship, both on and off the track, strives to maintain the highest level of competition, and acts as an ambassador for Ohsweken Speedway.

An average of 131 drivers have signed in each night of the 2015 season so far at Ohsweken, with the five weekly racing series divisions producing close championship standings, and 22 different feature winners. Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 3. Adult general admission is $15, while seniors and students are $12, kids age 7-12 are $3, and kids age 6 and under are FREE. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

About the Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame: The Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of those who have helped Ohsweken Speedway to become a premiere racing facility, and inspired generations to come. Selections will be made annually by the Wall of Fame committee, with potential honourees including (but not limited to) drivers, car owners, manufacturers, car builders, mechanics, sponsors, promoters, officials, sanctioning organizations, and media members.

The community is invited to submit nominations for induction to the Wall of Fame, and all nominations are given due consideration. The number of inductees in any given year shall be at the discretion of the Wall of Fame committee. The names of inductees for any given year will be announced in early spring, and the official induction ceremony will be held at Ohsweken Speedway on a selected race night during the subsequent season.

The 2015 Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame Selection Committee included Clinton Geoffrey, Tommy Goudge and Adam Ross, with consultation from Greg Calnan and Doug Leonard. Nominations were accepted until February 28, 2015. To nominate a candidate for consideration for the 2016 Wall of Fame class, please contact media@ohswekenspeedway.com, or utilize the nomination form on the Ohsweken Speedway website at http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=3279

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

About Strickland’s GMC: Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same – they have always run their company based on the old proverb “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. Strickland’s is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland’s returns as the title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for a second consecutive season in 2015. Strickland’s GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland’s GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW’s friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Mini Stock division for a fifth consecutive season in 2015. Visit them on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale’s Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years, and returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Bomber division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: OHSWEKEN & SOUTH BUXTON THIS WEEKEND!

By Tommy Goudge (July 2, 2015) - London, Ontario - The 20th season of Southern Ontario Sprints series racing continues this weekend when the tour heads to Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 3, and South Buxton Raceway on Saturday, July 4.

Mitch Brown leads the championship standings heading into the doubleheader weekend, followed by Chris Jones, Glenn Styres, Keith Dempster, Cory Turner, Jamie Turner, Warren Mahoney, Rookie of the Year candidate Ryan Turner, Dain Naida, and Shawn Sliter.

Brown, Dempster, Styres, Cory Turner, Jamie Turner, and Naida also hold top 10 spots in Ohsweken's Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division standings heading into Friday's "Corr/Pak vs. SOS" event.

Keith Dempster's 8 wins put him at the top of the SOS-sanctioned win list at Ohsweken. Friday's event marks the first SOS visit to Ohsweken this season, and will also feature the track's inaugural Wall of Fame induction - the Southern Ontario Sprints are proud and honoured to be included in the first Wall of Fame induction class.

Saturday's event will be the second South Buxton visit for the SOS tour in 2015. Chris Jones topped a strong field of 21 cars to score the SOS feature win at South Buxton on June 6.

WHAT: Southern Ontario Sprints 20th Anniversary Season Rounds 5 & 6 Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints

WHERE: -Ohsweken Speedway 1987 Chiefswood Road Ohsweken ON N0A 1M0 Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway

-South Buxton Raceway 20954 A D Shadd Road Merlin ON N0P 1W0 Website: www.SouthBuxtonRaceway.ca Twitter: @SouthBuxton

WHEN: -Ohsweken - Friday, July 3, 2015 - Racing begins at 7:30p.m. -South Buxton - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Racing begins at 6:30p.m.

SOS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS - TOP 10 (As of June 20, 2015) Rank. Number Name - Points Total 1. 10b Mitch Brown - 652 2. 11j Chris Jones - 610 3. 0 Glenn Styres - 582 4. 5 Keith Dempster - 579 5. 19 Cory Turner - 561 6. 11t Jamie Turner - 534 7. 25 Warren Mahoney - 494 8. 91 Ryan Turner ® - 485 9. 77 Dain Naida - 469 10. 71s Shawn Sliter - 467

2015 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Mitch Brown - 1 (Brighton Speedway May 16) Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Humberstone Speedway May 17) Chris Jones - 1 (South Buxton Raceway June 6) Glenn Styres - 1 (Brighton Speedway June 20)

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2015 marks the 20th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants, Speedway Motors, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, and www.OnDirtRacingNews.com

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

 

 

Reutzel Extends ASCS Points Lead with Dirt Cup Podium

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 2, 2015) – Aaron Reutzel made the most of his first trip to Alger, Washington’s Skagit Speedway with a podium finish in last weekend’s Dirt Cup finale.

And he did it after a minor mechanical problem in Friday’s preliminary feature mired him five rows deep in Saturday’s finale.

It wasn’t deep enough to prevent the driver of the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car from making a run for the win that came just one position short at the checkered flag.

“If there would have been another caution flag on that last lap, no doubt we would have won it,” Reutzel said.

As a result of his fifth place finish in the Thursday preliminary and a runner-up finish in Saturday’s finale aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine, Reutzel has extended his lead in the $60,000 Lucas Oil ASCS National championship chase to 71 points.

“If it weren’t for Friday night, we would be checked out in the points race,” Reutzel comments.

Reutzel found the Skagit Speedway oval to his liking at the outset, showing good speed throughout the weekend in the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution machine.

“We had plenty of speed, I think we were probably the quickest car all week,” Reutzel said. “We just didn’t have the luck.”

Narrow heats made for tough sledding early on Thursday and a pole draw in a late heat on Friday made for no chance of making the redraw.

Still, Reutzel made the most of it by racing from 12th to fifth in Thursday’s feature aboard Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine and was looking at an up-front starting spot in Saturday’s $15,000 finale until forced pitside.

As a result, Reutzel started five rows deep. And Reutzel put on a show.

“We definitely had the car to win it, had we started in the top five instead of back in tenth,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel rallied forward from tenth in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics Sprint Car and rolled the top side towards the front.

“We got the top working good, we got into second on the next-to-last lap and just ran out of time to get the win,” Reutzel says.

“We rebounded after Friday’s problem and got another good finish, we’re happy with it,” Reutzel wraps up.

Another weekend of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action in Washington is on the docket with the “Fred Brownfield Classic” at Elma’s Grays Harbor Raceway on Friday and Saturday.

While Reutzel has been to Grays Harbor Raceway once before, it will be his first chance to sling the Elma clay after both nights of 2011 action fell victim to rain.

2015 Quick Stats: 34 races, 7 wins, 18 top-fives, 23 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA, on Friday and 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.

 

 

Dirt Cup Luck Lacks for Bellm – Grays Harbor Up Next

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (July 2, 2015) – Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup looked so promising for Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour rookie contender Kyle Bellm. So promising, that victory lane was clearly within sight.

The Nixa, MO, racer carried the momentum of a Lucas Oil Speedway runner-up finish into his first visit to the Alger, WA, clay oval.

And in the early laps of Thursday’s preliminary feature, it looked almost certain that Bellm would park the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision No. 14k Sprint Car in ASCS National Tour for the second time in his career.

Then the luck turned for the worse. And quick. A tangle in lapped traffic 11 laps into the feature derailed an otherwise perfect night aboard the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair Sprint Car.

“A guy had a flat tire and was up in the cushion, the yellow lights came on late and I just barely clipped him with my right rear,” Bellm explains.

The damage was minimal, but enough to end the night. “I thought I could miss him, but just barely got him.”

“We should have won that one for sure, we were the only one running 12-second laps in the feature,” Bellm says.

Heat race problems on Friday put Bellm deep in “B” Main action. “We got tangled up in a mess in the B, did a little tommy-tumpover.”

With accumulated points over both nights setting Saturday’s feature lineups, Bellm’s misfortune atop misfortune landed him deep in “B” Main action.

“Then they moved us to the inside line and it got jumbled up at the start and we fell back to 13th right off the bat,” Bellm says.

“It was still pretty narrow, but we got going and got back up to seventh,” Bellm says. “Once it widened out, we were fast, we just needed a few more laps.”

Luck aside, Bellm and crew are enthused about the consistent speed of the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines Sprint Car.

“We’ve got a lot of speed, just no luck,” Bellm explains. “I felt like we were one of the fastest cars all weekend, it’ll turn our way.”

Bellm looks for that turn of luck as he makes his first visit to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA, for this weekend’s “Fred Brownfield Classic” on Friday and Saturday.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA, on Friday and Saturday.

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.

 

 

Boothill Showdown Kicks off Month of July at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 2, 2015) – The month of July’s racing festivities at Dodge City Raceway Park kicks off in a big way with this weekend’s “Boothill Showdown”.

The month’s racing activity atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas begins this Friday and Saturday, July 3-4, with the must-see event of the year as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series invades town for the annual “Boothill Showdown”.

Tickets for this weekend’s “Boothill Showdown” are available at the gate or online at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=160. Those purchasing a two-day package will receive a free fan pit pass.

While Daryn Pittman tries to defend Boothill Showdown honors after sweeping last year’s double, Donny Schatz tries to add to an already stellar season that includes 18 triumphs in 40 features after winning last night’s event at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway.

The King of the Outlaws, Steve Kinser, also saddles up for Dodge City Raceway Park in one of his rare 2015 World of Outlaws starts.

Following a week off after the Boothill Showdown, action resumes on Saturday, July 18, with the Third Annual Modified Stampede. The third edition of the event offers up a $1,200 winner’s share. David Murray topped the inaugural Modified Stampede in 2013 with Brendon Gemmill best in the second go last year.

A busy month of July wraps up six nights later with Driver Appreciation & First Responder night on Friday, July 24. Featuring URSS Sprint Cars along with a full card of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Drivers will be allotted tickets to distribute to the event and eligible for all variety of prizes headlined by the grand prize of a Hinchman Racing suit.

Along with the World of Outlaws “Boothill Showdown”, the 2015 slate of events at Dodge City Raceway Park includes 15 nights of competition with a number of special events along the way. The track’s full slate of events is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Bruce Jr., Tankersley, Kline, Kulhanek, Lasoski and Blurton Triumphant for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (July 2, 2015) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Tony Bruce Jr., Channin Tankersley, Devin Kline, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Danny Lasoski and Zach Blurton powered to feature victories last weekend.

Bruce Jr. scored a pair of NCRA wins driving for the Ochs Brothers in Kansas, beginning on Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., during the Steve King Memorial. The team also picked up the victory on Sunday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., giving Bruce Jr. a three-race winning streak.

Tankersley captured his first ASCS Gulf South Region win on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas.

Kline recorded his fourth triumph of the season with White Lightning Motorsports on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Kulhanek maneuvered from sixth to win on Saturday at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas. He also earned a fifth-place result on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway.

Lasoski garnered his fifth win in the last nine races for Big Game Motorsports on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during an FVP National Sprint League event. He then placed fourth on Wednesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Blurton rallied from seventh to his first victory of the season on Sunday at WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., during a URSS event. It propelled Blurton into the championship standings lead in the URSS Kansas Region.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top-five result include:

Jack Dover charged from 11th to second-place finishes on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at 81 Speedway with the NCRA.

Derek Hagar earned his eighth podium finish in the last nine races with a third-place result on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the USCS.

Dale Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed team used a third-place finish on Thursday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, to finish second in the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek standings.

Trey Starks placed third on Tuesday at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore., during the Western Sprint Tour Speedweek.

Brandon Hanks finished fourth on Saturday at I-30 Speedway.

Dominic Scelzi maintained the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series championship lead following a fourth-place finish on Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif.

Johnny Herrera rallied from 15th to fourth on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during the 44th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Travis Rilat recorded a pair of fifth-place results on Friday and Saturday during the Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2015 -

Dale Blaney - 8 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 11 and June 24; Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 1; Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., on May 22; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on May 29 and June 19; Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y., on June 11 and Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on June 23); Danny Lasoski - 8 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 28; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 9, June 6, June 20 and June 27; Saint Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., on May 28 and I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on June 5); Jack Dover - 6 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 24; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 13; Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., on June 14; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on June 19 and June 20 and Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on June 21); Devin Kline - 4 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 9, May 23, June 20 and June 27); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on June 20; Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on June 27 and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 28); Derek Hagar - 3 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 23; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 6 and Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on June 13); Trey Starks - 3 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on April 24 and May 29 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on April 25); Cody Freeman - 2 (Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on March 14 and Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on March 28); Johnny Herrera - 2 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 10 and Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, on May 22);Ray Allen Kulhanek - 2 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 22 and Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on June 27); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on June 20 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 26); Henry Van Dam - 2 (Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 23 and June 20); Jamie Ball - 1 (Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on May 6); Zach Blurton - 1 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on June 28); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, Glenburnie, South Australia, on Feb. 7); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on June 13); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 3); Jason Sides - 1 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 20); Ryan Smith - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 4); and Sammy Swindell - 1 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 13).

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Danny Holtgraver is Ready to Race on Familiar Dirt Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing Will Visit Mercer and Millstream During Holiday Weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Pittsburgh, PA (July 2nd, 2015) - Danny Holtgraver will have the opportunity to race in front of his ‘home crowd’ once again in 2015, as the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions are set to invade western Pennsylvania for a pair of high profile events during the upcoming holiday weekend.

Holtgraver, driver of the Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, no. 59 ‘410’ sprint car, will rejoin the traveling All Stars roughly one hour north of his Pittsburgh hometown; ready to compete in back to back programs at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

Mercer Raceway Park will feature a $3,000-to-win All Star Circuit of Champions program on Friday evening, July 3rd, followed by a $5,000-to-win main event on Saturday, July 4th. The Phoenix Racing ‘59’ team was scored 20th during their last All Star appearance at Mercer back on Saturday, May 2nd. Holtgraver was racing inside the top-ten before suffering from a flat right-rear tire on the final circuit. The former All Star main event winner at Mercer Raceway Park will hunt for redemption this weekend.

“Really excited to race close to home this weekend” said Holtgraver, “Gives my family and a lot of our friends an opportunity to watch us race for a few nights. Our luck ran short during our last visit to Mercer. We had a great run going and ended up getting a flat. Hopefully we can avoid that happening this weekend a work towards a win.”

After their two-day visit to Mercer Raceway Park on July 3rd & 4th, Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will continue their holiday weekend with a visit to the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio on Sunday, July 5th; once again joining the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions for a potential $5,000 payday. It will be the first Millstream Speedway visit of the 2015 season for Danny Holtgraver, as well as the All Stars, as the speedway continues to struggle opening their gates due to relentless wet weather.

Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will enter the upcoming three-race UNOH All Star swing currently eighth in the series standings; on the strength of four top-five and nine top-ten finishes. Holtgraver, a three-time All Star winner in 2014, is still searching for his first win of 2015 and his first win with Phoenix Racing.

“I just want to thank Tom and Sherry Leidig again for this opportunity” said Holtgraver, “Things may look negative on the results sheet, but we are improving and finding speed. It’s just one of those years. Sometimes you just have to shake your head and keep moving forward. I also want to thank Bob Curtis for coming on and helping us out. Bob came on board just before speedweek and has played a big role. Hopefully we can build on each other and make positive things happen.”

Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing recently joined the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Holtgraver ended his seven consecutive race stretch twelfth in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native earned two top-ten finishes during his trek across the ‘Buckeye State’ including an eighth place finish at the Eldora (OH) Speedway on Saturday, June 20th and a ninth place finish at the Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Monday, June 22nd.

“Frustrating week in some spots” said Holtgraver, “We kept getting better as the week moved ahead and that is really motivating. We’ll move that little bit of momentum into this weekend and see what we can do.”

Learn more about the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.allstarsprint.com.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during their entire campaign. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights - Finished sixth with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Sunday, May 24th

2015 Wins: 0

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, Momentum Shocks and Work Room to the Trade.

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, ButlerBuilt, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com.’

 

 

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Preparing to Follow Successful Debut

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (July 2, 2015) - As the midpoint of the 2015 season arrives plans are going into effect for the newest marquee event of the offseason.

The second edition of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which is a prominent 410ci sprint car event that debuted at Cocopah Speedway in 2015, is only six months away. The 3/8-mile oval will host Winter Heat races on Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016, and will feature the same purse of approximately $250,000. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the midweek race providing $5,000 to the winner.

"We had a very successful inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown and we're looking for things to be bigger and better in 2016," Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. "We have some big announcements to make in the near future and can't wait to continue the momentum from this past January."

The first-ever Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown was a throwback to the Slick 50 days in the early 1990s, when many of the prominent sprint car competitors headed to the desert during the offseason for several premier races.

"I've always wanted to promote one of the biggest sprint car events and after a couple of years of planning, with the help of Tony Stewart and others, we decided to debut the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in 2015," Burgess said. "There was a lot of risk involved, especially in the first year. We believed if we worked hard it would come together and everything worked extremely well for the first year. Now the plan is to make this an annual event for the drivers, teams and fans to look forward to."

More than 35 of the top sprint car competitors in the country, including drivers from the West Coast to the East Coast and former champions with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, All Star Circuit of Champions and ASCS National Tour as well as NASCAR stars Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson, embarked upon Cocopah Speedway during the first two weeks of the year.

World of Outlaws veteran Paul McMahan held off fellow Outlaw Joey Saldana to claim the opening round before Larson outlasted Stevie Smith during an epic slide-fest in thick traffic to win Round 2.

Steve Kinser, who is the winningest driver in the history of the World of Outlaws, powered to the victory during the midweek race as McMahan used a runner-up result to regain the lead in the championship standings during the midpoint of the event.

Danny Lasoski capitalized on a last-lap pass in traffic to garner the triumph during Round 4 after Dale Blaney, the winningest driver in All Star history, led the majority of the main event.

Aaron Reutzel capped the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown by earning his first career 410ci feature victory during the finale. Meanwhile, Lasoski earned the Hard Charger Award for maneuvering from 16th to sixth, which also propelled him into a tie with Smith for the overall championship. However, Lasoski was awarded the title based on the first tiebreaker of feature victories.

Saldana, McMahan and Northwest standout Roger Crockett rounded out the top five in the championship standings, respectively.

Parity was the name of the game throughout the event as there was a first-time winner in every main event and B Main during all five races and there wasn't a repeat Hard Charger Award recipient.

Eight different drivers led at least one feature lap, including Reutzel, whose 46 laps led was the event high.

Reutzel and Lasoski were the only feature winners to have not won a B Main. McMahan, Kinser and Larson each recorded a consolation victory.

A total of 13 drivers scored at least one heat race win with Craig Dollansky recording an event-best three.

Kahne and Sam Hafertepe Jr. each claimed three qualifiers to lead the 13 drivers who recorded at least one.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

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

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

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

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

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

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

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

COMETIC GASKET -

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

JE PISTONS -

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

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

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

 

 

Kevin Swindell Heading to World of Outlaws Boot Hill Showdown This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (July 2, 2015) - Kevin Swindell will return to the Boot Hill Showdown this weekend for the first time since 2012.

Swindell will pilot a sprint car for Brandon Berryman during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., this Friday and Saturday.

"I'm excited for this opportunity to head to Dodge City," he said. "I think we have a car capable of running in the top 10 both nights and hopefully even closer to the front."

Swindell finished 12th and 17th, respectively, during his debut at the 3/8-mile oval in 2012.

"Dodge City is a nice facility that battles high winds, which can dramatically alter the track conditions," he said. "I hope the track stays racy and wide throughout the weekend."

Swindell has competed in four World of Outlaws races this season with a season-best result of 10th place, which came after he charged from his 25th starting position. He has also placed 19th and 15th, respectively, during two other features with the series.

Swindell has teamed up with Berryman twice this season. The duo advanced from 21st to 15th at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during an Outlaws event in April before mechanical issues sidelined the team early during an Outlaws race at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., in May.

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Arai Helmets

Arai Helmets are a premier helmet manufacturer with distributers throughout the country. For more information, visit http://www.AraiAmericas.com.

"Arai Helmets are the best fitting helmet I've ever worn," Swindell said. "Visually and structurally it's the best thing I've ever put on my head."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Racing Optics for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

The yearly running of the Bob Reynolds Memorial takes over Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this Saturday night, July 4th. In its forth installment, promoter Ron Hammons has once again set a precedent as one of the best paying races for sprint car drivers in the area. In typical Bob Reynolds fashion, the ante has once again been raised offering both drivers and fans an event that is hard to pass up. The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will headline the event with a $7500 payday awaiting the winner. Historically, the 360s have pulled a great field of cars with counts in the 30+ range. The UMP Modifieds will also be on the program racing for a $3000 payout. The event will also mark a point’s race for both local and national UMP points. A new feature to the 4th running of the Bob Reynolds Memorial includes a first ever appearance by the F.A.S.T 305 sprint car series. Drivers in the 305s will be competing for a $1000 payday and being listed as the first ever F.A.S.T winner in WRP history.

Pit gates open at 2:30PM for the 4th Annual Bob Reynolds Memorial. Grandstand gates open at 3:30PM. Racing is set to get underway at 7:00PM. Adult general admission is just $18. Kids ages 11-15 years old are admitted for $15 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for FREE. Pit passes are available for just $30. Alcohol will be available for purchase at the track this weekend. In compliance with Ohio law, no outside carry in will be permitted.

Full weekend details can be found online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter by using the hashtag #BobReynolds2015.

 

 

RAINS GIVE BAPS THE CHANCE TO BE PART OF PA SPRINT CAR SPEEDWEEK WHILE HELPING GRIEVING CHILDREN COPE WITH THEIR LOSSES

York, PA – June 29, 2015. On Thursday, July 2nd beginning at 5:30pm at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA, BAPS will be joining sprint car fans at Lincoln Speedway for a night of family fun for a great cause as part of the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. After being rained out on June 20th, BAPS team fans and our 2015 partner agency, Olivia's House, are anxious to join in the festivities and receive the proceeds from BAPS t-shirt sales plus special raffles including a 2016 track season pass and a custom designed race helmet. Lincoln Speedway itself will be supporting this grief center for children by donating a portion of their half of the 50/50 drawings from the evening.

In addition to fundraising efforts, BAPS will be providing children's games all evening long after featuring a photograph and autograph session with BAPS sponsored 410 Sprint Car drivers, Austin Hogue and Brent Marks. Children from Olivia’s House who are grieving from the loss of a loved one will have a chance to meet these BAPS drivers as well as fellow driver Chase Dietz who will be representing the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Race and get an up close look at their sprint cars.

“Our goal is to provide an evening of “edge of your seat” racing while giving the Olivia’s House children the chance, if only for one night, to be able to put aside their grief and enjoy the moment”, says BAPS co-owner, Dean Berkheimer.

PA Sprint Car Speedweek features a grueling 9 races in 9 days with a $25,000 point fund of which the series champion takes home $10,000. BAPS is partnering with the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Race who is offering $7,000 to the winner of the 410 Sprints feature on the 3/8th mile, high-banked, dirt track at Lincoln Speedway.

BAPS asks everyone to join us for BAPS Night at Lincoln as we celebrate our family of drivers along with our partner families from Olivia's House. Giving back to others is just one of the ways that BAPS supports the community that has contributed to its ongoing success.

 

 

Kaley Gharst – Back at Jackson!

(Bill W) July 2, 2015 – Kaley Gharst and the Sandvig #7 team were back in action last weekend at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa on Friday and the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota on Saturday. The events were sanctioned by the MSTS 360 series. The Decatur, Illinois driver will be back at Jackson this Saturday night.

Kaley started fifth in his heat at Rock Rapids Friday. “We were really good on the first start,” he says. “We got up to second, but they ended up having a caution. We didn’t get quite as good a start the second time and ended up fourth. That didn’t do a whole lot for us for passing points.”

He would start fourth in a special Dash. “It was a random Dash where they drew the cars and we drew starting spots,” says Kaley. “We ended up getting into third. The track started taking rubber and there wasn’t a whole lot of passing.”

The one-lane conditions remained as Kaley lined up fourteenth in the feature. “Things were running late, so they didn’t rework the track,” he says. “We were up to ninth and we got together with Cody Hansen. That put us back to 18th. It seemed every restart, guys were getting together and we got back to 11th. We couldn’t really pass any cars, we just gained that many by cars dropping out.”

Saturday at Jackson, Kaley would start and finish in the fifth spot in his heat. “The track went away a lot quicker than we anticipated,” he says. “We were just way too loose and couldn’t make up any ground.”

Starting back in row nine, he would work to a ninth place finish in the feature. That followed up a fifth place finish by the team a week before. “The car was much better in the feature,” says Kaley. “We were able to drive up to ninth. We’re hoping we can get it to the front there this Saturday.”

The team is still waiting on their 410 engine, so they will be running again at the Jackson Speedway this Saturday night. Keep an eye on Kaley's progress this week and beyond at www.KaleyGharst.com!

If you would like to receive Kaley's weekly releases, send an e-mail with the subject line "Kaley" to sprntcar@hotmail.com. Kaley and the Sandvig #7 team would like to thank: A+ Power Washing, Hinchman Racewear, Butlerbuilt, DeBerg Concrete and DeBerg Floors.

 

 

Back in the Saddle: Tracy Hines Returns from Injury for Three Races over Holiday Weekend

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—July 2, 2015-- Being out of a race car when fellow competitors are at the track in action is about the toughest scenario a driver can encounter. That's the situation that Tracy Hines has faced the last couple weeks as he has been recovering from a broken collarbone that he sustained on June 13 at Lawrenceburg Speedway, which required surgery. Hines will return to the track this week as he takes part in races for each of the three USAC National series at a trio of tracks as part of the Fourth of July weekend.

Hines will first hit the track on Thursday, July 2 at the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series for the running of the Sumar Classic. He will remain on Hoosier soil on the Fourth of July as the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series invades Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville. The three-race span will conclude on Sunday, July 5 at Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin with the running of the 34th Annual Pepsi Nationals, which will be co-sanctioned by the Honda USAC National Midget Series and the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series.

“It will be good to get back in the car,” said Hines. “You never want to miss any races, but healing up was certainly the most important thing and making sure things had the time they needed to begin healing properly. Thanks to all of the racing community for their thoughts and support the last few weeks. It definitely means a lot and shows how much of a family we all are in this sport.”

The veteran driver will be making his first start of the season at Terre Haute. Last season, he finished second in the Silver Crown race at the half-mile. Hines also made three appearances with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Terre Haute in 2014, finishing eighth each time. The 2000 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series champion has five career wins at Terre Haute, with all of those coming with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

Hines raced at Lincoln Park Speedway earlier this season during Indiana Midget Week for the Honda USAC National Midget Series, finishing third In three starts at the high-banked bullring in 2014, he finished second in a midget, eighth in the Carolina Nut Company DRC sprint car and 11th in a sprinter. Hines has won twice in USAC national competition at the 5/16-mile, with both of those coming in Honda USAC National Midget Series events.

The native of New Castle, Indiana made four midget starts at Angell Park Speedway last year aboard the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike, finishing eighth or better in all four. He was fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth. Hines has won the Pepsi Nationals three times in his career, with the first coming in 2001 and the most recent in 2010. He also was victorious in the event in 2002.

Hines most recently competed in Indiana Midget Week for the Honda USAC National Midget Series. He finished ninth in the opening round at Gas City I-69 Speedway, followed by a third-place showing at Lincoln Park Speedway. Hines crossed the line eighth at Bloomington Speedway. He was 22nd at Lawrenceburg Speedway, where he sustained the broken collarbone after a flip. The finale of Indiana Midget Week at Kokomo Speedway was rained out.

Entering competition this week, Hines is leading the Honda USAC National Midget Series standings, is sixth in points with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and is 13th with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series, after missing the last race due to his injury.

“The Fourth of July is always a busy racing time and I’m glad we have that again this year,” said Hines. “Running all three types of cars is always a challenge, but one we look forward to. We are running on three pretty diverse tracks and have had success at all of them in the past. It will take a couple of laps to get the feel again and I’ll probably be a little sore, but getting back in the car will probably be the best medicine for me.”

Hines is set to compete in all three USAC National Series this season as he has done for most of his career.

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

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

USC EXPANDS TO PREMIER SPEEDWAY WARRNAMBOOL

The Ultimate Sprintcar Championship will expand to three tracks in three states in the coming 2015/2016 season with the announcement today that Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway Warrnambool has joined the spectacular new initiative.

“We’re delighted that Premier Speedway has joined us,” says Valvoline Speedway Managing Director Steven Green, “the concept of now having three States and three circuits involved in the USC gives us tremendous versatility, variety and even broader interest than what we originally envisaged for the first year.”

The USC 2015/2016 sees Premier Speedway join fellow USC circuits Valvoline Raceway in Sydney and Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Toowoomba Queensland.

“When we first sat down with Valvoline Raceway in Sydney to listen to their plans for the USC it was obvious that this would be an exciting development for the Australian Sprintcar industry as a whole, says Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills, “we’re very excited to come on board as the Victorian arm of the initiative. It adds even more excitement to our season ahead.”

Ultimate Sprintcar Championship owners Barry and Felicity Waldron see Warrnambool’s inclusion as a logical step for the concept.

“Felicity and I are very pleased that Warrnambool have come on board,” says Barry, “Premier Speedway is without a doubt one of the blue-ribbon Speedway venues not only here in Australia but in fact the world. Having one of the best circuits in the world along with our sister tracks in Sydney and Toowoomba as part of the USC makes sense on many levels. We’ll be bringing plenty to the table for Warrnambool and they in return will bring plenty back. It’s a win-win situation for all parties.”

So how does this work?

All Sprintcar events conducted at Premier Speedway in 2015/2016 (with the exclusion of the Australian Championship) prior to March will carry the USC qualifying system and points.

In short, any driver finishing on the podium at any of the Premier Speedway, Valvoline Raceway or Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway USC Sprintcar main events during October – February will qualify for the chance to race for “The Chase”.

“The Chase” is a selected number of major events held in March-April at Toowoomba Speedway, Valvoline Raceway and Premier Speedway carrying an overall bonus of $30,000 for the winner, $20,000 for runner-up and $10,000 for third.

None of the Chase event dates will clash between Toowoomba, Sydney and Warrnambool EXCEPT on the Easter weekend where bonus points are available – drivers must nominate only ONE of those Easter weekend events where they will vie for the bonus points.

“We support the idea of upping the ante for Sprintcar branding and promotion that the USC will drive,” says Mills, “with the option for us to explore TV exposure, the potential of Giant Video Screens interaction, video streaming and the raising of the awareness for the sport this is an exciting time to be involved. The Premier Speedway Club’s charter is to advance the promotion of Sprintcar racing to a wider audience as well so joining the USC alliance is another step forward for our members, sponsors and the teams that race with us.”

The official schedule and calendar of events for the 2015/2016 Ultimate Sprintcar Championship between Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, Valvoline Raceway Sydney and Premier Speedway Warrnambool will follow shortly.

How does ‘The Ultimate Sprintcar Championship’ work? Every round at Valvoline Raceway will count towards the USC NSW. (September to April).

Every round at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway will count towards the USC QLD. (September to April).

Every round at Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway will count towards the USC VIC. (September to April).

How do I qualify for the Ultimate Sprintcar Chase for the Championship? To qualify for the Ultimate Sprintcar Chase for the Championship you must make a podium at one of the qualifying races at any USC member track through the months September to February.

Points will be awarded each time a driver makes a podium on the basis of 1st – 3 points, 2nd - 2 points, 3rd - 1 point.

These points will accumulate through the months of September to February and the accumulated amount will be the points each qualified driver will start the USC Chase for the Championship with.

Once the USC Chase begins each chase round will be awarded points as per the USC Points system.

 

 

All Stars, Family Fun Headline Millstream Speedway Opener

Findlay, OH, July 2, 2015 – The excitement and anticipation is really building now, as the grand reopening of Millstream Speedway is nearly here. After three unsuccessful opening attempts by new promoters Randy and Lisa Hammer were thwarted by rain, the forecast appears favorable for the roar of engines to once again sound across the classic old race facility.

Most race fans know what to expect when Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series pulls in the gate – some of the best wheel-to-wheel racing action by some of the best sprint car drivers in the world. What they may not expect is the fun and festivities that await them before the cars ever hit the track.

Beginning at 1pm when all gates open, fans will have three hours of open pit access with just a general admission ticket. Military personnel and equipment will be on display. There will be plenty of activity in the infield, including the Brent Lowery Band playing until shortly before hot laps. The “Hoserville, Ohio” group will host a cornhole tournament, with all proceeds going to their injured driver fund. There will be plenty of driver / fan interaction, with autograph opportunities and driver interviews. Fans can also test their knowledge with some racing trivia sessions throughout the day. All attendees are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to deposit into “Darrel the Barrel.” All items will be donated to the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Millstream Motorsports Complex, home of Millstream Speedway, is located 3 miles west of Findlay. Take US-224 West to Twp. Rd 136, turn right, just 2 blocks to the corner of Twp. Rd. 136 and Twp. Rd. 95. Gates open at 1pm and track action begins at 6pm. General admission is $20, Seniors (65 & older) $15, Youth 11-15 $10, and under 10 are FREE. Any military personnel bringing ID or a DD11-13 will get $2 off admission. Please no stakes to mark the hill, spray paint OK, no tape on bleachers. Up to 14" coolers, no beer carried in but can be purchased there, no glass.

 

 

All Stars In, Patriot Sprints Out

Mercer, PA (July 1, 2015): The new look All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars roll into Mercer Raceway Park this Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, for two complete programs. Sandwiched in between are some fun-filled events on Saturday afternoon. Track management also announced a schedule change: the Patriot Sprint Tour, recently added to the July 11 program, has been removed, and efforts are underway to find a suitable date to make up that event.

Dale Blaney, of nearby Hartford, OH, stretched his All Stars points lead with an impressive showing during the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. He had three wins to show for the effort. He will be joined by other local drivers who now compete regularly with the All Stars, Aliquippa's Tim Shaffer, and Pittsburgh's Danny Holtgraver.

Greg Wilson picked up a pair of Speedweek wins, as did up and coming racer Sheldon Haudenschild. They, too, will carry plenty of momentum into this event.

Chad Kemenah was shut out of the win column during Speedweek, but he was the winner the last time the All Stars came to the Park. Turning in an impressive run that night was Cody Darrah, who is in his first season competing with the All Stars. A win this week would make it a memorable season for the young racer from Red Lion, PA. And, don't forget the Kunkeltown Kid, Ryan Smith. He loves the bullrings, so Mercer Raceway Park could be his oyster.

The local contingent of 410 Sprint Car racers will try to uphold the honors for divisional sponsors 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels. Jack Sodeman, Jr. cracked the top five in May, and he could easily improve upon that performance. Eric Williams was challenging for the lead when he spun out in turn four, so he will try to redeem himself this weekend. Brandon Matus, the current points leader, and Adam Kekich, another leading contender, should also be in the thick of things.

There will be no points on the line for the 410 Sprint Cars this weekend, so Brandon Matus will still head the standings regardless of the outcome of these programs.

The Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, and Precise Racing Products Stock Cars will round out the racing card each night. Points will be awarded to them only for the Saturday night show.

But, there will be plenty of more fun at the Park next weekend. The Cowboy Run and a fun walk will be just two of the added attractions. They will be held at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Then, at noon, there will be a hog roast. All proceeds will go to the Steve King Foundation. The foundation assisted our own Cowboy, Brian Steinman, in his time of need, and many others as well. The foundation is dedicated to helping racers and racing families heal.

The gates will swing open each night at 4 p.m. Practice will begin at 6:30, and All Stars qualifications will commence at 7. Racing will follow immediately thereafter.

There will be no combination ticket packages for these special events. Rather, separate ticketing will apply. Adults will be admitted each night for $25, seniors (60+) for $23, and students (9-15) for $9. Children (8 and under) will be free, as always. The Family Pass will be $52, and that will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $35.

If you cannot make it to the track for these All Stars races, please remember that there has been a schedule change for July 11. The Patriot Sprint Tour will NOT be part of the program. Rather, the open wheel fanatics will enjoy the ARDC Midgets and the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Rock Concrete Modified Lites, and the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks will also compete on July 11.

"We regret the inconvenience to all brought about by these schedule changes," said track manager Frank Benic. "It is difficult to find make-up dates that do not create schedule conflicts for the racers and the race fans when you have so many postponements, but we are working hard with the series officials and our sponsors to find a new date that works for all interested parties and we hope to have an announcement soon," he added.

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

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

 

 

SALDANA PULLS SOLID NIGHT AT LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY: SECOND IN

QUALIFYING, HEAT, DASH, AND FEATURE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 1, 2015) – The World of Outlaws competitors gathered tonight at Lakeside Speedway for a rescheduled event originally postponed because of rain. The Lakeside event was the opener for three events this week.

In time trials, despite hitting the track 16th out of 21entrants, Joey Saldana ripped around the 4/10-mile dirt oval in 13.749 seconds, solidifying the No.2 qualifying position in his Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M.

In the second heat, fourth place starter Saldana made a significant improvement on the opening lap, picking up momentum and passing polesitter Daryn Pittman on the outside to gain the second position behind leader Kraig Kinser. Kinser led the eight-lap heat from start to finish, Saldana was second and Pittman was third. The Brownsburg Bullet

earned a position in the dash.

In the inversion draw, the ‘four’ ping pong ball was pulled, shuffling Saldana from a front row starting position to a second row position on the dash grid. Participation in the dash is very important to competitors because it gives them the last look at the track before the A Main, and the way they finish the dash determines how the first four rows line up for the feature.

When the green flew on tonight’s dash, David Gravel assumed the lead, followed by Paul McMahan and Saldana. On the second lap, a well executed inside slide job by Saldana wrestled second place away from McMahan. Gravel won the dash and the pole for the feature and Saldana would start second in the A Main.

When the green flag waved to start the 30-lap A Main, Saldana built momentum on the cushion to vault to the lead. Following Saldana was Gravel, then Kerry Madsen and Paul McMahan. On lap 13, the yellow slowed competition and erased nearly a five-second lead that Saldana had built up. The restart order was Saldana, Kerry Madsen, Schatz, McMahan and Gravel. After the green came out it was still Saldana leading the pack but Schatz had moved to second to pressure the Bullet. As the laps ticked by, Saldana was able to hold off the hard charging Schatz but on lap 28, Schatz took the lead when Saldana got held up in traffic. One lap from the finish, the yellow came out again, which set up, technically, a 31-lap event with a green, white, checkered finish.

Schatz won the event, Saldana was second and Kerry Madsen was third.

“It was a great night,” said Saldana. “Schatz found the bottom. He’s really good at that kind of thing. You can over drive it real easy, but then you go down there and you think it’s no good but you’ve got to be patient with it. He is smart with stuff like that. I never went down there until after the checkered so that was my own fault. But it was a great team effort. We had a flat tire on our trailer on the way to the track so at least we made it today. The guys worked hard to make it. The whole night was really good. We were stuck in second. Second in qualifying, second in the heat, dash and feature. It is a really good solid night for us and something for the team to be proud of. We’ll go on to the next track, which is Dodge City, and hopefully run just as well.”

Saldana led the first 27 laps of the feature and now has a total of 124 laps this season.

Next up: a doubleheader at Dodge City Raceway Park (Kansas) Friday and Saturday, July 3-4.

 

 

ESPN 92.3’S “THE INSIDE LANE” ANNOUNCES THURSDAY, JULY 2, LINEUP: BRADY BACON, MIKE PAZ & FRANKIE HERR

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – This week’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward will air at 5 p.m. (EST) Thursday, July 2, featuring interviews with Brady Bacon, Mike Paz, and Frankie Herr.

Bacon, the defending USAC National Sprint Car Series champion, is one of the most versatile open wheel racers competing in the United States with seven victories already this season.

Paz, the long-time track announcer at Watkins Glen International, has called races for just about every major form of auto racing including NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA, ARCA, DIRT Motorsports, and many others.

Herr, who had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 410 sprint car again in recent weeks, is an 11-time super sportsman champion.

“The Inside Lane,” which also streams live on 923ESPN.com, was launched on May 1, 2014, to cover the exciting sport of auto racing on the regional and national scenes. The one-hour motorsports talk show has featured interviews with some of the sport’s most recognized names, including Indy 500 and Daytona 500 winner Mario Andretti, World of Outlaws sprint car champion Donny Schatz, the Motor Racing Network’s Steve Post, Hall of Fame sprint car champion Fred Rahmer, and Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III, to name a few.

Inch is a long-time Pennsylvania race track announcer and publicist and Steward has more than 35 years of experience in the radio business.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Shooting For More

INDIANAPOLIS (July 1, 2015) – With the kind of results they are putting up in World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series action this season, Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and his Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance are looking forward to every night they get to race. The winners of 17 of the first 39 WoO A-Feature races in 2015 will look to add to their win total this week in Kansas with stops first in Kansas City and then a doubleheader in Dodge City this weekend.

They might feel like wanted men rolling into tracks across the country, and that’s just fine with the fearsome foursome that have been on an incredible run over the past two plus seasons. Schatz, the six-time and reigning WoO champion, and his TSR crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman continue to raise their expectations and the results have followed. Schatz has driven the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J to victory lane in six of the previous seven races, 17 times total in 2015 and 66 times since the start of the 2013.

First up is a stop in Kansas City Wednesday for the O’Reilly Auto Parts presents the Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway. The race was originally scheduled for June 6, but Mother Nature for the event to be postponed. Schatz, winner of 189 career WoO A-Features, is looking to make the semi-banked, 4/10-mile dirt oval the 75th track where he’s scored a WoO A-Feature triumph during his 19-year career. He made his debut at the track in 2001 and has competed in eight of the Outlaws nine all-time appearances at the track. He finished third in 2003, twice finished sixth (2010 and 2011) and finished 10th (2012) and ninth (2013). Last season, he started 13th and finished 11th.

Following the midweek make-up race at Lakeside, Schatz will lead the Outlaws to classic Old West town of Dodge City for the annual Boothill Showdown. Friday’s race will be the Outlaws’ 20th A-Feature contest on the 3/8-mile, dirt oval. Schatz will be looking for his third career victory at the track. He won a preliminary feature at the facility in the fall of 2005 and earned his first WoO A-Feature victory in 2008 when he drove around Daryn Pittman and led the final six laps of the 30-lap race. In 2013, he took the lead from Jason Sides coming out of turn four on the final lap to take his second win. The following night, he led the first 21 laps before he had a tire go down during a caution. The Fargo, North Dakota racer returned the race and charged back up to finish ninth. Last season, he seventh in the opener and 11th in the finale.

Schatz is the Outlaws’ most recent winner with his thrilling run from 10th to first at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway Saturday. Schatz hovered around fifth position for most of the race before storming forward between laps 27 through 34 picking up positions each lap. The victory was his sixth in the previous seven starts and 13th time in the last 15 races where he’s finished first or second. He is on top of the WoO championship standings with 210-point advantage over Shane Stewart heading into the first race of July, the 40th of 88 scheduled A-Feature events. Schatz leads all competitors with 17 wins, 29 top-fives, 36 top-10s, 332 laps led and six KSE Hard Charger Awards. The team is also on a remarkable streak of consecutive finishes. Saturday’s victory was the 140th straight race where they have completed every lap.

Friday and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. CT and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit dodgecityraceway.com or call 620-225-3277.

Race fans unable to attend this week’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Sprint Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.

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

This has been an incredible start to the 2015 season. What’s been the biggest difference this year versus year’s past in terms of having so many wins?

“We’ve always raced to win and this year the work the guys on this Bad Boys Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman – has paid off. We’ve had a really good program for a long time and we all put in some work in the offseason to get us better where we weren’t having the results we had in the past. We’ve continued to work hard and try to get better no matter what. No one is satisfied. Everyone in this organization is motivated to keep improving. Tony Stewart gives us a great opportunity to be successful. We have marketing partners like Bad Boy Buggies and Chevrolet Performance that allow us to race all across the country. We have people in Indy that support our guys while they are on the road. We are surrounded by successful people and everyone is doing all they can to help us get these kind of results. It has been an incredible start to the season, but it won’t be one of our best if we don’t finish the year out. There are so many races and so much of the season still in front of us. We are excited about all the opportunities we have ahead.”

The Boothill Showdown is your annual trip to Dodge City and traditionally one of the more challenging races. You are a two-time winner at the track. What is it going to take this weekend to add to your win total?

“We are going to have to have the best racecar at the end of the night both Friday and Saturday if we are going to have a chance to win. Dodge City has a great facility and Tommy Estes and his people do a great job. It’s tough when it is 100 degrees during the day and the wind kicks up all afternoon and into the evening. Dirt is a tough business and they work really hard to give us a good track to put on a good show for the fans. We’ve had some really good races there in the past and our game plan is to tried have a couple more. My guys love a challenge and Dodge City can definitely be a challenge. That’s why we race. We want to be the best every night.”

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Tyler Walker and Carson Macedo Add Talent to July 4th Event

(Chico, CA 7-1-15)…Sprint car driving standouts Tyler Walker of Los Angeles and Lemoore youngster Carson Macedo have each entered the Saturday night, July 4th Fast Cars and Freedom event at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Walker will be piloting the Richie Rich Motorsports #88 while Macedo will drive the Josh Ford Motorsports #73. Walker and Macedo join a stellar cast of local sprint car racers all vying for the top spot during the 25-lap, $2,000 to win main event. The polarizing Walker was a surprise entrant just a few weeks ago in Chico on June 5th. Walker, who has made headlines over the years both on and off track, had been out of sprint car racing for the last three years. His talent behind the wheel of a sprint car had never been doubted. In 2011, Walker won the prestigious Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. In 2009 he won the King of the West sprint car championship. He still holds the record for most single season wins, nine, with the King of the West series. Walker was working in Los Angeles when his cell phone rang on Monday June 1st. He received the call from friend and crew chief Lee Lindgren who was offering a chance to revive Walker’s sprint car career. Walker knew that this was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. The first night in the car at Chico, Walker turned the fastest lap in qualifying. That lap set the tone for the rest of the weekend where he was a contender to win each time the car hit the track. On Friday night he finished third in the main event. On Saturday night he finished second. It was an eye opening experience for the both him and the fans. “Walker has the charisma that all sprint car fans can appreciate,” said King of the West director of communications Gary Thomas. “He has been through so much and it’s hard not to root for a guy like him. I think the fans are in for a real treat again on Saturday.” Macedo became a nationally known name when he beat the World of Outlaws last year at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Friday night prelim race. This year Macedo has followed the King of the West sprint car series. Thomas also spoke highly of Macedo and said, "Carson is definitely one of the brightest young talents we have in California.” He continued by saying, “he's been solid the first half of the season with the King of the West Series and has been towards the front of the point chase all year. Not just a good driver, but he's also a great representative of our sport at just 19-year-old." Tickets can be purchased before the Fast Cars and Freedom event at our local Riebes Auto Parts. The two Chico stores are located at 2432 Cohasset Rd and 175 E. 20th Ave. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Paradise and Oroville stores. Grandstands tickets can also be bought at the speedway ticket office the day of the event. Prices for the July 4th show are $16.00 for adults, $13.00 for juniors, and children 11 and under are FREE. Patriotic music will be sung all night by a local quintet. This group will sing the national anthem live and also supply intermission music. Kids’ activities will include a bounce house, face painting and a chance to win some cool racing prizes. Patriotic food, kettle corn and refreshing snow cones will be available at the concession stands. The front grandstand gate will open at 5 PM. Racing is scheduled to start at 6 PM. The fireworks will take place once the racing is over and it is dark enough outside to fire them off. The pit gate will open at 3 PM for the competitors. Fans can also buy a pit pass to get an up close view of what goes in during the races. . For more information please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Fifth annual Howard Kaeding Classic shaping up to be a can’t miss weekend on July 10 & 11 at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway Special events include July 8 Car Show & BBQ, Post Race Party Friday & Saturday Afternoon Luncheon

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 1, 2015…One of the most anticipated events of the year in Northern California Sprint Car racing will take place next weekend when the fifth annual Howard Kaeding Classic converges at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville.

Everything begins on Wednesday night July 8, with the 2nd annual HK Classic Car Show & BBQ at High Five Pizza located at the Silver Creek Sports Plex in San Jose. Various drivers, hot rods and race cars will be on hand at the get-together that runs from 5pm-9pm, which is the official kick-off for the Howard Kaeding Classic week.

There will be a BBQ dinner from 6pm-8pm for donation, with proceeds going to the Silver Creek Sports Plex Foundation, which aims to ensure that every child, regardless of financial ability, is able to participate in local amateur athletic training and competition. Please come out and enjoy a fun night with some great food, all put on for a terrific cause. Hive Five at the Plex is located at 800 Embedded Way in San Jose, CA 95138.

The racing weekend then begins on Friday night July 10 at Ocean Speedway with the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster taking on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. The event concludes Saturday July 11 with the Howard Kaeding Classic finale featuring the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints. Both nights also showcase the Dwarf Car Regionals.

Following Friday nights races High Five Pizza will be putting on a post-race party at the track with appetizers, drinks and a lot of fun to be had. Teams & fans are all encouraged to come and join in following the races. On Saturday afternoon the annual HK Classic Luncheon takes place, which kicks-off the final night’s action. Both events are held to support the Northern Auto Racing Club Benevolent Fund. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

The Friday night Post Race Party & Saturday afternoon HK Classic Luncheon will both be held in the Big White Tent off turn four.

The NARC Benevolent Fund uses 100% of the funds raised to support the families of injured drivers, crew members and officials running Sprint Car Series’ in California. Various beneficiaries of the fund over the last 10-years include Dennis Moore Jr., Billy Sellers, Danny Faria Jr., the family of Alan Urias, Randy Hannagan, Tom Milne, Brad Bumgarner, the family of David Tarter and Peter Murphy.

“We definitely hope to see everyone at the Howard Kaeding Classic in Watsonville,” said Brent Kaeding, who is one of the NARC Benevolent Fund coordinators. “The special events support a very good cause and it’s an opportunity for everyone to have the chance to socialize and enjoy some great food. We always love getting the opportunity to hang with all the fans and we look forward to seeing everyone there. It’s going to be a big weekend with Civil War, the King of the West Series and the Hunt Series all at Ocean Speedway. This event has really grown into being a premier showcase for Sprint Car racing in our state.”

The HK Classic luncheon catered by High Five Pizza on Saturday July 11 at the track will feature an excellent steak lunch for a $20 donation to the benevolent fund. Howard, Brent & Bud Kaeding, along with other drivers will all be available for photos and autographs at the luncheon. Easy access is available to enter from both the pit area and the campgrounds. All race teams & fans are encouraged to come enjoy a great lunch prepared by Myles & the crew at Catering by 5.

“We really want to thank Myles at High Five Pizza & Catering by 5 for all of his support at the Howard Kaeding Classic,” said Brent Kaeding. “Myles is doing so much for us when it comes to the food and set up for these extra functions. We’re trying to make this event one of the big happenings in Northern California and one that fans want to attend every year. The racing this season at Ocean Speedway has been second to none, so if you haven’t made it out yet this year, be sure and do so at the HK Classic.”

Tickets for the Friday night July 10 Civil War 360 Series vs Ocean Sprints event will be $20 for adults, $15 for kids 6-12, children five & under free. Tickets for the Saturday July 11 King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints event will be $25 for adults, $20 for kids 6-12, children five & under free. Saturday will see an earlier start time like usual during Saturday events at Ocean Speedway.

Camping for the weekend will be allowed on the grass area near & behind the grandstands. Hook ups cost $40 with dry camping $20. Money will be collected by the fairgrounds.

Howard Kaeding was a multiple-time California state super-modified champion, a four-time Johnny Key Classic winner and once captured a record 17-straight races at the San Jose Speedway. The driver known as the "Campbell Comet" claimed over 300 main event victories in his career and even raced into his 60's, before retiring in the 1990's. The HK Classic has been a great weekend of re-living memories from the past and will certainly be so once again in 2015. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, two miles east of Watsonville, California on SR 152. The physical address is 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076. More info on all things Prentice Motorsports Group can be found at www.racepmg.com

Previous Howard Kaeding Classic winners

2011- Evan Suggs 2012- Jonathan Allard 2013- Jonathan Allard 2014- Bud Kaeding

 

 

Dalton Doyle Takes Over Small Block Championship Lead with Grand Prix 35 on the Horizon

OSWEGO, NY (July 1, 2015) – After taking the checkered flag in the season opener for Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super division back in May, Dalton Doyle is once again the championship leader heading into Saturday night’s Grand Prix 35 at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Doyle, who drove to victory in a chassis of his own design in early May, took another top five finish on June 20, and with defending series champion Andrew Schartner failing to finish, Doyle now retakes the championship lead by four points over Schartner.

With three top ten finishes in four starts as well as a heat race victory to his credit, Doyle was in prime position to take advantage of a rare DNF for Schartner, who had finishes in the top ten of the previous three SBS main events prior to June 20.

Hot on their heels is 2012 series champion Kreig Heroth, just five points out of the championship lead.

With two top five finishes on the year, Heroth has managed a top ten finish in all four events this season, leaving himself in position to make a bid for the championship lead this weekend.

The remainder of the top ten in the SBS standings is incredibly close, with only 33-points separating first from tenth.

Mike Bruce currently rides in the fourth position, just 12 markers out of the lead, with Camden Proud and Jason Simmons tied for the fifth position only 17 from the lead.

Anthony Losurdo and Jack Patrick are currently tied in the seventh position, 19-points from the top spot, with Mike Bond and JJ Andrews finishing the front ten four races into the season.

Alex McRae currently leads the Butler Disposal Rookie of the Year standings, riding 19th in the overall championship.

The Novelis Supermodified side of the championship equation sees Otto Sitterly with a healthy lead of over 50 points with four feature wins to his credit this season, and top five runs in all main events completed.

Bob Bond rides in the runner-up position with Dave Danzer sitting in the third spot, 14-points behind Bond.

Kody Graham and Jeff Abold are the current top five with Ray Graham, Michael Muldoon, Shaun Gosselin, Brandon Bellinger, and Pat Lavery holding down the top ten spots.

Aric Iosue continues to lead the way in the Rookie of the Year standings.

The Speedway is back in action this weekend with more in store as the always exciting Grand Prix main events will take place with a 75-lap Novelis Supermodified feature and a 35-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main to celebrate Independence Day this Saturday, July 4.

Ending the evening of racing and fun will again be a gigantic fireworks display to cap the night and put a patriotic finishing touch on the Speedway’s Fourth of July celebration.

Fans are also reminded that July 4 will be the second Novelis Fan Can Chase Night of the year. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling for a chance to win Speedway race tickets. Redemptions will take place in front of the Speedway from 3-6pm.

Grand Prix Night and Christmas in July will also be a Price Chopper Tickets to Go event with tickets available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets location for only $14. As always kids 16 and under are FREE with a paid adult.

Grandstand gates will open on July 4 with the beginning of hot laps at 4pm. Santa Claus will be available for the kids at 6pm, with the night’s first heat race taking the green at 6:30pm.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

2015 Oswego Speedway - Pathfinder Bank - Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO

Small Block Supermodified Driver's Championship

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 O1 DALTON DOYLE* 369

2 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER 365

3 O4 KREIG HEROTH 364

4 22 MIKE BRUCE 357

5 54 CAMDEN PROUD 352

6 98 JASON SIMMONS 352

7 1 ANTHONY LOSURDO* 350

8 9 JACK PATRICK 350

9 74 MIKE BOND* 347

10 93 JJ ANDREWS 336

2015 Oswego Speedway - Novelis - Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO

Supermodified Driver's Championship

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 7 OTTO SITTERLY**** 424.5

2 47 BOB BOND 373

3 52 DAVE DANZER 359

4 21 KODY GRAHAM 356

5 O5 JEFF ABOLD 336

6 90 RAY GRAHAM 333

7 51 MICHAEL MULDOON* 329

8 26 SHAUN GOSSELIN 328

9 O2 BRANDON BELLINGER 323

10 22 PAT LAVERY 323

 

 

Toby Bellbowen strikes up exciting partnership for season 2015/16

In what can only be described as an exciting partnership, Toby Bellbowen Motorsport has joined forces with RKDesign Racing Products for the upcoming 2015/16 season.

RKDesign is a Charlotte, North Carolina based parts manufacturer and full service engineering firm. They are a new brand to the racing scene and all of their quality racing products are built in the USA.

Owner, Kevin Thompson is naturally thrilled with the newly formed partnership with Toby Bellbowen Motorsport.

“Toby and his family have laid the ground work for a great race team. In doing so, and wanting to be successful, you’re constantly looking for an edge. Together we feel this is a mutually beneficial partnership. And look forward to much success together.”

This news is a great boost for the almost 21 year old Bellbowen from Cranebrook as he prepares for a full-on assault of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship.

"I'm ecstatic that we can have RK Design as a part of our team. Australian racing drivers struggle to produce partnerships with parts manufacturers, so to be able to do this is special. I think Kevin and his team realise who we are and what we do, and he sees the benefit of our deal.

"We as a team together are only young, and Kevin's company is in its first few years too, so hopefully we can find success together."

This is just the beginning of some exciting announcements that are forthcoming for the team. A full season schedule is currently being worked on and will be released in due course, along with some other big news items.

Make sure you stay posted to the Toby Bellbowen Motorsport Facebook page for all of the latest news as the 2015/16 season gets closer to lift-off.

 

 

Dover Scores Pair of Runner-Up Finishes to Earn Eighth Podium in Nine Races

Inside Line Promotions - PARK CITY, Kan. (July 1, 2015) - Jack Dover continued his hot streak last weekend with a pair of runner-up results.

Dover, who entered the weekend with a career-best five-race winning streak, charged from 11th to post second-place finishes on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Sunday at 81 Speedway.

"I consider it almost like winning," he said. "When you can start that far back in the field at those tracks where it's hard to make up ground and coming up to second, I'm really pleased with it."

The weekend began on Friday with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints at I-80 Speedway, where Dover finished fourth in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the 25-lap main event.

"I passed a couple of cars in the beginning," he said. "About halfway through I saw I was fourth or fifth on the board. I looked up a couple of laps later and saw I was in second. Jonathan Cornell was about a straightaway ahead and I made that up at the end, but fell about one lap short. We were a car length away. We needed a yellow or one more lap."

Dover returned to action on Sunday at 81 Speedway, where he drove a sprint car for Gary Swenson during the NCRA event. Dover powered from ninth to fifth place during a heat race, which put him 11th in overall points and earned the 11th starting position for the 25-lap feature.

"I passed a couple of cars on the bottom at the beginning," he said. "Then I got held up by some cars and went to try the top. I realized I was better up there. About halfway I started running up top and just started passing cars. We needed a yellow with about two laps to go or we needed one more lap."

Once again, Dover finished within striking distance of the leader. It marked his eighth podium finish in the last nine races.

He will return to action with ASCS Warrior Region events this Thursday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., Friday at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo., Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., and Sunday at Double X Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 26 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 2 (11).

June 28 - 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. - Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 2 (11).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 6 wins, 11 top fives, 13 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., Friday at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo., Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., and Sunday at Double X Speedway with the ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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Helms Finishes Ninth in UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek Standings

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (July 1, 2015) - Caleb Helms wrapped up the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek ranked ninth in the standings.

The second half of the competition, which ran seven consecutive days before the final two races were rained out, was highlighted by a top-10 finish last Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford.

"That was definitely my best night," he said. "We had a really good night and were fast all night long. I felt really comfortable."

Helms qualified 14th quickest and fastest in his group, which started him on the outside of the second row of a heat race. He then finished fourth to lock himself into the 20th starting position in the main event.

"We passed most of the cars and not many dropped out," he said. "I could move around. I joked with my crew during a red flag that I had one problem. The harder I go into the corners the better it sticks. The car was great."

Helms rallied from 20th to post a 10th-place result, which marked his fourth top 10 of the season.

Unfortunately, the team struggled during the final two rounds of Ohio Speedweek on Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe and Thursday at Fremont Speedway.

"I couldn't carry the same speed as everyone else going into the corner," he said. "It either slides across or once I turn it it hangs out and I'm losing all my drive. Entry into the corners was the biggest struggle."

Helms finished 21st in the feature at Atomic Speedway and 22nd at Fremont Speedway.

"We're just trying to figure out how we can get better because it doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing in the car," he said. "We're good enough to make the show and I can hang on, but I can't race forward like I want to."

Helms will return to All Star competition this Friday and Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio.

"Mercer is flat and almost seems like it's reversed banked," he said. "The last time we were there we were horrible out of the box and got a lot better as the night went on. Hopefully we can pick up where we left off there."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 23 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 10 (20).

June 24 - Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 17 (8); Feature: 21 (25).

June 25 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 22 (15).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

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"Helms Construction Inc. is my father's business, which helps us get from race to race," Helms said. "The people who make Helms Construction Inc. successful are the ones who make this opportunity possible for us. My dad is the only reason I have had the opportunity to race and everything I've accomplished so far is directly related to him."

Helms would also like to thank Shelves.com, Helms and Sons Excavating, Schoenfeld Headers, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines and Larson Trucking & Heavy Equipment Repair for their continued support.

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Macedo Picks Up 5th and 9th Place Finishes With King of the West Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing in a pair of King of the West events over the weekend, Carson Macedo would pick up a fifth place finish on Friday night during the Pombo/Sargent Classic at the Ocean Speedway before finishing ninth during an eventful feature event on Saturday night at the Calistoga Speedway.

“It was a really good team effort overall,” Macedo said. “We had a fast car on Friday and I made a mistake late in the race, and on Saturday we were fast again but had a flat tire late in the race that knocked us out of to possible podium finish.”

Hitting the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Macedo would time the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./WFO Apparel No. 21x machine in seventh fastest before picking up a win during heat race competition.

Moving into the Dash, Macedo would line up in the third row of the race, and would pick up fifth place finish, putting him in the third row for the 30-lap Main Event. A very racy Ocean Speedway saw Macedo spend much of his time up front as he battled with the likes of Tyler Walker and Bud Kaeding.

Continuing to run solidly in the top-five, Macedo would find himself battling with Jason Statler and DJ Netto late in the race. Getting over the cushion in turn two, Macedo nearly saw his night come to a violent end as he veered down across the track, but he was able to gather his machine up, and get back to the fifth spot, where he closed out his night.

Saturday night saw the series head to the scenic Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA to take to the half mile facility. After qualifying eighth, Macedo would then race his Tachi Palace and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/Executive Auto No. 21x machine to another heat race win and again qualify for the dash.

Lining up fourth in the feature event by way of his Dash finish, Macedo again looked very strong as he battled with Dominc Scelzi and Kyle Hirst as he ran in the fourth spot.

Moving into third on the ninth lap, Macedo would then set his sights on Kyle Hirst for the second spot, as the race moved at a rapid pace. On the 20th lap, Macedo would fall back to fourth as a charging Shane Golobic got the third spot, but we would assume the third position a lap later as bad luck hit Golobic.

Moving into the second spot on the 23rd lap, due to a caution, Macedo would have bad luck of his own as his left rear would go flat, and we would take a trip to the work area.

Getting his flat replaced, Macedo would pick up a few spots in the final two laps to end his night with a ninth place finish.

“We have an awesome racecar right now, and I have a ton of confidence in this team,” Macedo added. “I really have to thank the Tarlton family, Paul Baines, and everyone that helps us out, and has put me in this position.

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2015 season.

ON TAP: Macedo will be back in aboard his Tarlton Racing machine on July 11th at the Ocean Speedway.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7

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Harli Hard Charges With ASCS Red River Region

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back behind the wheel of her Harli White Racing No. 17w machine on Saturday night with the ASCS Red River Region at the 81 Speedway in Park City, KS, Harli White had an eventful night that ultimately saw her earn hard charger honors.

“I made a mistake after our heat race, and didn’t go to scales as my car was over heating,” Harli White explained. “It took us from a lock in spot to the B main, but we had a great car all night and it turned out okay.”

Lining her Mesilla Valley Transportation/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed No. 17w machine up in the third row of her heat race, the Lindsay, OK native flexed her muscles early as she carved her way up to finish in the third spot.

As her machine was extremely hot at the conclusion of her heat, White stopped to add water to her radiator before heading to the scales, and she would be disqualified from her finish, and forced to tag the rear of the B Main.

Starting 11th, White would move forward as she needed to as a sixth place finish in the night’s semi, would be just what she needed to grab the final transfer position into the 25-lap feature event.

Showing the speed that she had shown all night, White was not phased starting from the tail end of the field as he worked her way forward in a hurry. Working into the Top-15, White looked for more as he battled with Jake Bubak and Alex Sewell.

In the closing laps, White would close off her Hard Charger effort by getting into the ninth spot, where she would finish.

“We were really good all night long, and I hate that I didn’t scale, and we had to make up so much ground,” White said. “We really need a win, and I feel like were close, especially if we can continue to run like this moving forward.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, Lucas Oil, Charlie’s Trucking, PXP Racewear, All Star Cafe, Boyd’s Racing Engines, Race Chic, Crash Enterprises, Outlaw Wings, Super Flow Testers, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: White will be back in action at the Creek County Speedway on July 17th and at the Lawton Speedway on July 18th both with the ASCS Red River region.

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

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Wednesdays with Wayne – Adventures at Dirt Cup!

(Bill W) July 1, 2015 – The trip for the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x had an interesting beginning at last weekend’s Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in Washington. A series of on-track incidents slowed things, but the team is ready for this weekend’s action with the Lucas Oil ASCS Series at Grays Harbor Raceway in Washington.

Things started well on night one Thursday. “The track can be really narrow at Skagit, especially early in the night,” says Wayne. “We were fortunate enough to start on the front row and win our heat.”

That put Wayne in the redraw. He would start eighth in the feature and checker fourth. “We were decent and the track widened out a bit,” he says. “I actually felt we had a second place car, and maybe even a winning car. We got by a couple of those guys in front of them, and had the cautions come out. The last restart, our right rear was a little soft. We rolled up a little and couldn’t get it going.”

He would draw the pole of the first heat on Friday. “The bottom was sloppy and I was trying to push Travis (Rilat) up as much as I could,” says Wayne. “It was so narrow coming out of four. We kind of got the jump on him on the start, but the bottom of the straightaway was so greasy. He beat me to turn one and we finished second.”

With the number of cars in the field, that left Wayne one spot out of a starting spot in the feature. “We were leading the B with three to go, and I came up on a lapped car,” he says. “I was trying to figure out where to go and Blake Hahn got into me. It blew out the right rear tire and smashed the wing in. We got it fixed in the work area. We had three laps to pass ten cars, and we got up to sixth.”

After two nights, he was ninth in overall points and would start in that spot for Saturday’s finale. “Things started well,” says Wayne. “We got straight to fifth. Brock Lemley had the wrong gear in, and his car almost died coming off the corner. I almost ran over him. When I dodged right to miss him, Jordan Weaver got into us. That blew another right rear, broke a radius rod and bent the Jacob’s ladder. We went to the work area and ‘Slippy’ (Conner Nelson) got her fixed up and got us back out there.”

Wayne charged towards the front again. “We restarted dead last and got it back up to sixth or seventh,” he says. “I had been killing it on the bottom. On a restart with about six to go, everyone in front of me went to the bottom. I guess their crew guys let them know. I was going to be ‘King Kong’ and rip it around the top. I thought it would be no problem to get about half of them in one corner. My right rear was a little soft from the long caution. I caught the curb wrong and tipped it over!”

The team will be ready for this weekend. “We’ve taken the car all apart this week to make sure everything is together,” says Wayne. “We’re looking forward to getting to Grays Harbor this weekend.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

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Wayne's Fast Facts

In July of 2012, Wayne returned to Grays Harbor Raceway two years after a nasty crash almost claimed his foot. After running second on the preliminary night, he won the finale over Shane Stewart, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Roger Crockett and Brad Loyet.

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MSCS WILL BE RACING AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY ON JULY 3rd

Haubstadt, IN - June 30, 2015 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be appearing at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN, Friday night July 3rd. The series will be the featured attraction for day one of the First Annual Bill Gardner Sprintacular. The 30 lap feature that night will pay $4,000 to win! With sprint cars running at the track on both Friday and Saturday it will be the race place to be for open wheel fans. The weekend events are being held in honor of the founder of Indiana Open Wheel.com. The web site continues in keeping racing enthusiasts all across the Hoosier state and beyond enlightened and informed.

Chase Stockon is the most recent MSCS feature winner. His win at Tri-State Speedway on June 27th moved him into a tie for fifth on the All Time Winners List. It was also his second of the season in the series. The other win came at Lincoln Park Speedway to begin the 2015 season. That race was the Indiana Open wheel.com Racin? Fest which also paid $4,000 to win.

Brady Short continues to lead the Midwest Sprint Car Series points standings. He is looking to win a second series title. He took the Championship back in 2011 and was the runner-up to Kyle Cummins last season. Short already has four feature victories this season. Thomas Meseraull joins Stockon as past MSCS winners at Lincoln Park Speedway this season.

Carson Short is currently the closest rival for the 2015 MSCS Championship. He is now 33 points behind Brady Short after cutting the lead by 5 points with a third place feature finish at Haubstadt. The last three races Carson has finished third, second, and fifth. He is setting his sites on that first win.

The Midwest Sprint Car schedule is just half completed. Ten of twenty races have been held. The second half of the season holds a lot of promise. Most of the purses for these races exceed the standard $2,000 to win pay-off. On August 1st Tri-State Speedway will once again host the Hoosier Sprint Nationals paying $5,000 to win.

Robert Ballou is currently third in series points. He has two runner-up feature finishes and five top fives this season. A list of the remaining top ten in points here at mid-season include veteran Jon Stanbrough, 2014 Rookie of the Year James Lyerla, four time and defending champion Kyle Cummins, and rookie Brandon Morin along with Chase Stockon, Jeff Bland Jr., and Donny Brackett.

Fans who attend the weekly races at Lincoln Park Speedway have watched regulars race hard week after week. In seven regular shows there have been 5 different winners. Chad Boespflug has the most victories with three LPS wins. Fifteen different drivers have had podium finishes. Therein is the challenge waiting as MSCS visits Lincoln Park for the third time this season. Don?t miss this newest race on the schedule. Racing begins a seven o?clock and this one is on Friday night.

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BIG WEEKEND FOR ARDC WITH SHORT TRACK SERIES

The Fourth of July weekend is certainly one of the highlights on the 2015 schedule for the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC).

On Friday evening, July 3rd, the wingless midgets make their second appearance of the 2015 season at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, PA. Linda's Speedway hosted the 2015 season opener as well as the first race of the short track series back in April.

This time, ARDC will be competing in a special event - the "No Bull 25" - a race honoring six time ARDC Champion, Ray Bull. Bull reigned as the ARDC Champion for six consecutive seasons from 2000 - 2005 and collected fifty ARDC feature wins during his years of competition. Bull will be on hand Friday night as he is honored by Linda's Speedway and ARDC.

Bull had a lot of success while racing Micro Sprints at Linda's, including a win in the National Open. He is 13th on the all time Winners List in the 270cc Micros.

Bull had a lot of success during his racing career, competing in several A Mains at the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, OK. He also competed in the Silver Crown series.

The Bull Family is offering an additional $100 award to the Hard Charger in the "No Bull 25" as well as a special commemorative checkered flag. One flag will be presented to ARDC and a second to Linda's Speedway for this special event.

On Saturday night, the Fourth of July, ARDC will make their first ever appearance at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown, PA. The event is billed as "Star Spangled Havoc" and promises to be an exciting evening of racing for the wingless midgets on Lanco's fifth mile track.

Several ARDC competitors took part in an early season practice session at the track and have indicated that they are looking forward to this first event. Ryan Greth, Jim Radney, Trevor Kobylarz, Steven Drevicki, Brett Wanner, Danny Stratton and Jared Esh participated in the practice session and have promised that the midgets will put on a show this Saturday night. It is a return to their roots for several drivers like Drevicki, Wanner and Greth who have raced at Lanco in the past while competing in Micro Sprint competition. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. and PJ Gargiulo have also turned some laps at Lanco.

Tim Weiser of Weiser's Market of 680 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA and 805 Main Street, Akron, PA will be sponsoring several special awards for this inaugural event. The feature winner of Star Spangled Havoc will receive a $100 bonus from Weiser's Markets. Weiser's will also present a $50 award to the Hard Charger and another $50 award to the Hard Luck competitor in the feature event. (www.weisersmarket.com)

It is hoped that both of these events will be continued on the schedule of future ARDC seasons.

Danny Stratton was the feature winner on opening night at Linda's but in the six races that have been completed since then, only Tim Buckwalter has been able to repeat in the Winner's Circle. Ryan Greth, Brett Wanner, Steve Buckwalter and most recently, PJ Gargiulo have picked up ARDC single feature wins so far this season. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. dominated the season opener, setting fast time, winning his heat race and then leading the feature until the half way mark when mechanical woes took him out of the running. Alex Bright returns to the Mike Heffner owned #27 for this weekend's events. Brett Arndt had a strong run a week ago and looks to build some momentum on his 2015 season. 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz & 2014 ARDC Champion, Steven Drevicki are both looking for their first wins of the 2015 season.

It's been an exciting season so far and this weekend promises to put an exclamation point on ARDC's mantra - "where Three Wide and Side by Side is standard."

Make sure that these events are part of your Fourth of July holiday weekend!

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Captures First Win at Manitowoc & Runs Solid with Outlaws!

7/1/2015

After a long streak of bad weather and race cancellations followed by ignition issues at Angell Park last week with the IRA, Scotty Thiel finally broke his bad luck streak with a feature win at Manitowoc Speedway Friday night in the Jeff Ludwig Racing MSA 360 sprint car. A last minute decision to put Scotty in the car Friday paid off as he drove away from the field and picked up win number one of the season. Scotty then followed up that great performance on Saturday as he raced with the World of Outlaws at Beaver Dam Raceway where he drove his way up to a 14th place finish.

Thiel received a phone call late Wednesday night asking if he would be interested in driving one of his fellow friends 360 sprint car Friday night at Manitowoc Speedway. After negotiating how this would all work out, Scotty agreed to step back into his old reigns. After drawing a 27 pill and starting third in the heat race event, Scotty battled with the top spot early on but fell back after losing his momentum after trying to take over the lead. He fell back to the third position and would finish there as the checkered flag flew. Luckily, with the invert draw, Scotty would start on the pole of the 25 lap A-main event. The crew scrambled to get the car prepared and put Thiel in contention of winning the main. The green flag flew and Scotty began his charge. He led the way for the first 12 laps but then a caution flag flew for a car spinning in turn two. The field lined back up and Scotty bobbled on his next restart and gave a challenge for the second and third place cars. He lost the lead going out of turn two which led for an exciting race as Scotty and the leader Wayne Modjeski put on show for the fans, sliding each other back and forth for three laps straight. Scotty regrouped himself going down the backstretch and set up the pass for the lead going into turn one. After that, he never looked back and began to charge away from the field. After 25 laps were complete, Scotty crossed the line and picked up his first win of the 2015 season, 19th career win overall and the team’s first ever Sprint Car A-main victory! “Man, this one feels pretty good! I have been getting frustrated with the bad luck we’ve had so far this year. Our best run in the 410 has been 4th and that just isn’t good enough. Jeff (Ludwig) gave me a call Wednesday and said come and take the car to Manitowoc. I pondered the thought but figured it would be a good idea to get some seat time especially since I am promoting the 410 show here next week. Well, it turned out to be pretty beneficial as we got the WIN! I cannot be more proud of my guys tonight. They worked their tails off to give me a car that was capable of winning. It feels good for myself but for the entire Jeff Ludwig Racing team as I was able to give them their first win ever in a sprint car.” Stated an excited Thiel after the event.

The next day, Scotty and the Scott Thiel Motorsports team traveled south to Beaver Dam Raceway for the World of Outlaws event. This was Scotty’s second appearance with the Outlaws in 2015. He drew a 37 pill which set him to go out 17th in qualifying. After having a slight mist in the engine, the team discovered a loose air box which caused the engine mishap and the reason for an 18th quick qualifying run. That placed Thiel to start sixth in the heat race event. The field took the green and Scotty charged his way into the fifth spot right away in turn one. The race track was fast early on and not much passing occurred. Scotty maintained the fifth spot for all ten laps and would transfer into the nights 40 lap A-main event. The crew went to work to make changes for the main as Scotty made note of an ill handling car. He started the 40 lap main event in the 18th position. The field went four wide to salute the fans and prepared to take the green flag. Coming out of turn four, the green flag flew. Scotty charged up to the top side of the track and made a pass that moved him up several positions. He battled his way forward for the first 15 laps and found himself almost to the top ten. With the half way to go sign coming out, the lead cars began to lap the back half of the field. They reached Scotty and he moved down to the bottom of the track. He moved back up into his groove after three laps but lost his momentum on reaching the top ten. A yellow came out on lap 36 which allowed the field to get bunched back up. After going green again, Scotty continued to work the top side of the track but was losing his grip and fell back to the 14th position as he crossed the finish line. After coming back to the trailer, the team discovered the right rear tire blistered which caused for Thiel’s lack of grip after the restart. When a tire blisters, it loses air pressure, thus causing the tire to not grip the track as well. “Overall it was a solid run. There are 12 full time World of Outlaw drivers and we ended up 14th. I cannot complain about that run. I know we had a car capable of the top ten as we battled up there for a few laps. You just have to get aggressive with these guys. They are the best and you learn so much running with them. It was still a great night for us and the team. These guys worked hard all night to give me the chance to run this good. Hopefully we can make improvements from there and begin the second half of the season with some good luck.” Scotty explained after the night.

Next up on the Scott Thiel Motorsports schedule is this Friday night, July 3rd at the Manitowoc Speedway for the 1st Annual Harbor Town Showdown that is getting promoted by Scotty Thiel himself and SixFour Promotions. This will be the first time that the IRA 410 Outlaw Sprints will invade Manitowoc Speedway in over 12 years! Scotty has a pretty good record at Manitowoc so this will be an exciting event!

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LARSON MARKS RACING

SHANE STEWART, DRIVER NO. 2 LARSON MARKS RACING SPRINT CAR

LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY (KANSAS CITY, KAN.)

DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK (DODGE CITY, KAN.)

JULY 1, 3-4, 2015

RACES 42-43 OF 2015 SEASON

LARSON MARKS RACING READY FOR 3-RACE WEEK IN KANSAS

TOP-5 STREAK: Driver Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team have earned six consecutive top-five finishes in World of Outlaws competition, with three of them being runner-up finishes. The team has now earned 23 top-five finishes this season.

FOUR WINS: Stewart has earned four World of Outlaws wins this season, the second most of any World of Outlaws driver. The Larson Marks Racing wins came at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway and Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa.

STANDINGS: Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team remain second in the World of Outlaws standings. The team has earned four wins, 23 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes.

BOOTHILL SHOWDOWN STATS: The last time Stewart competed in the Boothill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park in 2008, he earned back-to-back top-10 finishes for the Roth Motorsports team.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a five-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for his first career Sprint Cup win this weekend at the famed Daytona International Speedway.

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

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next compete in the rescheduled World of Outlaws two-day show at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisc.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing. STATS: RACES: 41 FAST TIME: 4 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 23 TOP-10 FINISHES: 30

 

 

 

6/30/15;   SOS Outlaws

This Friday & Saturday night, July 3rd & 4th in Hattiesburg, MS. the SOS Outlaw Sprinters will return to the Scene of the Crime” with the 2nd Annual FlipFlop 50 Lapper..  Friday Night will be regular racing format with all of the Local classes running.. Then, hold on to your hats, Saturday will bring a Festival of events.. Starting with Vintage Sprintcars on Display, hey some of them might even be running??  Then Double point Feature events for the Local guys, Dash for Cash race from Friday night results on Sprintcars, and rounding out the night with the 2nd Annual FlipFlop 50… First 25 laps from Heat Races and Passing Points, invert the field, wipe out any laps, and go again for 25 more, to a Final Feature finish..Come see the Battle of the Young Guns, and I do mean young.. Two of the Sprintcar drivers are 14 years old; Joey Schmidt and Tristan Lee.. WOW.. You are not going to want to miss this one!!!

Fireworks both nights; don’t let somebody tell you about it, Be there…..

Already Registered Drivers:

Tristan Lee (14)          MS                   Joey Schmidt (14)      MS

Michael Miller            MS                   Shane Morgan           MS

Brandon Blendon      MS                   Timmy Thrash             MS

Dennis Misaraca        FL                     Ronnie Roberts          MS

Lane Whittington      LA                    Butch David               LA

Otto Scrape                FL                     Bill Mason                  MS

Marshall Yelverton    MS                   Howard Moore          TN

Brandon Olsen           LA                    Lance Hester              AL

Scott McDonald         TX                    Lee Moore                  AL

Hunter Phillips           MS                   Bob Auld                    FL

 

 

Chase Dietz Continues to Show Improvement in Central Pennsylvania Records 12th Place Finish During Lincoln’s Monday Night Speedweek Program

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (June 30th, 2015) - Third generation sprint car driver Chase Dietz continues to make huge steps in central Pennsylvania. The ‘410’ sprint car rookie, who graduated from ‘358’ sprint car competition full-time after earning a Lincoln Speedway track championship, has had his share of tough times and bad luck in 2015, but has since proved himself to be a future winning threat with the ‘Pennsylvania Posse.’ Dietz, who pilots the Scott Gobrecht owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, ServiceMaster Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, no. 44 ‘410’ sprint car, has entered two of the three Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek events during the last four days; earning an average finish of 13th during feature competition. The York, Pennsylvania native looks forward to rejoining the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek trail later this week back at the Lincoln Speedway.

“Things have been going pretty good lately” said Chase Dietz, “I really can’t thank Scott Gobrecht enough for this opportunity. We’ve molded into a great combination. I’m comfortable in the car and that is most important I think. We still have some work to do. Qualifying is still something we need to work on but we’ll get there. We are gaining so much valuable experience and we learn more and more every time I am on the track.”

Chase Dietz and the Scott Gobrecht ‘44’ team kicked off their Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign with a 14th place performance at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday night, June 26th. The rookie would return to speedweek action on Monday night, June 29th at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania; finishing 12th during the 30-lap main event. Dietz qualified 16th out of the 37 competitors on Monday night, eventually earning his first heat race victory of the season in a ‘410’ sprint car.

The ‘44’ team is scheduled to return to Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek competition on Thursday, July 2nd back at the Lincoln Speedway for the annual ‘Kevin Gobrecht Memorial’ worth $7,000 to the main event winner. Chase Dietz will then make a return to the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday evening, July 3rd; entering the annual ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ worth $10,000 to the main event winner. If all goes well, the Scott Gobrecht ‘44’ team may venture north to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for another round of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek competition on Saturday, July 4th. Dietz also discussed the possibility of entering the speedweek finale on Sunday, July 5th at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. A decision regarding Saturday and Sunday will be made later in the week.

“Excited to race again later this week, that is for sure” explained Chase Dietz, “We are really excited for the ‘Kevin Gobrecht Memorial’ on Thursday. This event is really special for my car owner and his family. I would love to get a win for the Gobrecht family during that event. A second visit to Williams Grove Speedway during speedweek wasn’t in our initial plan, but since we plan to enter the ‘National Open’ at the end of the year, we might as well get some extra track time. I just want to thank everyone involved with this team. It’s been a dream come true.”

Fans can learn more about Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek online at www.paspeedweeks.com.

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned ‘358’ sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, May 29th.

2015 Wins: 1 (‘358’ win - Williams Grove - PA)

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c9k0Z_F9qrY

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

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – A Huset’s Return!

(Bill W) June 30, 2015 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team registered a sixth place finish last Saturday night as the FVP National Sprint League kicked back into action at Knoxville Raceway. This weekend will be busy as the NSL has a $5,000 to win event at the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota Friday and returns to Knoxville Saturday. If everything goes well for the Altoona, Iowa driver, he will return to compete at Huset’s Sunday for another $5,000 to win event.

TMAC has been limited to two races the past two weeks, both at Knoxville. “This has been working out well for us while my back has been healing,” he says. “I’m probably the one driver that hasn’t minded the rainouts. Normally in my car I feel good. I have the Butlerbuilt seat and their seat insert. The seat fits me like a glove. Last week (June 20) at Knoxville, I was hurting bad.”

He fractured a vertebrae in his back in a crash at Knoxville on May 9. “It was the first time I’d felt that kind of pain in the car since the crash,” says TMAC. “It had me worried to be honest. It felt like it was getting worse. Last Wednesday, when I got up I felt 50% better. Last Saturday, I didn’t wear the back brace racing for the first time. It has been way better than it was.”

TMAC would qualify ninth quick in the 32-car field. “We were just off with it a little,” he says. “We put a different car together and it reacted different than what we’d been used to. I didn’t get a good feel for it in hot laps and I didn’t make the proper adjustments for qualifying. I just missed it.”

The top eight qualifiers who make it through their heat races redraw at Knoxville. TMAC needed just one not to transfer through their heat. “I’ve seen 13th and 14th quick make the redraw when the quick drivers didn’t make the redraw,” he says. “As luck would have it, the top eight all made it in on Saturday. We put ourselves in that position by qualifying ninth.”

As it was, he would start ninth in the feature. “We’ve been able to run forward from back there,” says TMAC. “I was able to pass a couple of good cars right away, and we were right there with Brian (Brown). I kind of found the rubber coming off of turn two before the guys in front of me. Unfortunately, for Ian (Madsen) more than me, he got into the fence. But it was unlucky for us too, because I think we would have gained a couple more spots. We had one more shot at Brian and then it was follow the leader.”

TMAC was in sixth and nothing would change the rest of the race. “We were in protect mode,” he says. “You can’t really pass when the rubber is laid low on the track like that. Sometimes, when it’s higher, you can make a move. There was a lot of the race left, and I had to save my tire the best I could. Sixth is about all we could do on that surface. The Dunkin’s (track preparers) normally do a great job. With all the rain they had last week, I’m sure they had the track beat down as hard as they could.”

TMAC is looking forward to competing twice at Huset’s this weekend. The eight-time track champ has only competed once there this season due to his back. “Of course, we’ll be at the NSL events on Friday and Saturday,” he says. “If all goes well, we’ll be back up to Huset’s for the Bolte $5,000 to win show on Sunday. We have a lot of fans up there. I’ve been standing there watching this year. There’s been no pressure, other than my son being out there. It’s fun to watch Austin and help him get better, but you also want to get out there and mix it up with those guys.”

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This Week in TMAC History!

This week in 2001, TMAC was victorious at the Knoxville Raceway, besting Don Droud Jr., Kerry Madsen, Skip Jackson and Ricky Logan. The win at Mid-Season Championship night was $3,500. He won the track championship in a close battle with Droud that season on the strength of five wins.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, DeBerg Concrete, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Vortex Racing, Mastell Brothers Trailer Sales, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, SuperFlow, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, Snap On Tools, Sposato Paint, Winters, Kilani Fender, Inc., DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Taco Bravo, Brown and Miller, Pro Shocks, Ben Cook, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Octane Ink, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Dynasty Stucco, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, KSE Steering, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Butlerbuilt and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

Early Spin Hampers Wright

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back behind the wheel of his Wright Motorsports No. 99 machine for the first time since Memorial Day weekend on Saturday night, Shawn Wright would see an opening lap spin dictate the rest of his night at the Placerville Speedway.

“It was nice to get back in the car, and have some decent speed,” Wright said. “The track was extremely slick and I misjudged it on the opening lap and over drove the corner.”

With 24 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night, Wright got off to a nice start as he timed the Wright Process Systems/A.R.T./Wilwood No. 99 machine in 11th fastest during the nightly qualifying session.

Finishing second in his heat race, the Lodi, CA native turned Tulare, CA resident would move into the night’s redraw, and as luck would have it the two-pill would put him on the front row for the 25-lap A-Main event.

As the trick continued to slick off as the other divisions raced on the ¼ mile bullring, Wright admittedly underestimated how slick the surface really was.

When the green flag dropped, Wright attacked turn one only to feel his car get out of shape under him as he would spin out and cause an early caution, forcing him to the back of the pack.

Restarting from the tail end of the field, the ultra slick conditions made passing tough at times on this night, as Wright slowly was able to pick up a few positions. Amidst extremely dusty conditions, Wright would end up finishing in the 16th spot.

“I just made a huge mistake, and it led to us going to the back of the pack in the blink of an eye,” Wright added. “I have to thank everyone who helps us out on this car at the shop and at the track, and hopefully we can be better on Saturday.”

Wright Motorsports would like to thank Wright Process Systems, A.R.T., Wilwood, Hixco, Wesmar Racing Engines, Super Shox, Larry Davis Farms, Kevin Sharrah Designs, DMI, HRP Racing Products, and Dan Olson Race Products for their support in 2015.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Shawn Wright and his Wright Motorsports team will return to action this Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep tabs on Shawn, follow him on Twitter @SCWright99, or click over to http://www.wrightps.com/about-us/community/wright-motor-sports.

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Jace Vander Weerd 8th at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to action at the Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night for a USAC West Coast 360 event, Jace Vander Weerd battled with a flat left rear tire for a portion of the race on Saturday night, and was still able to record an eighth place finish.

“It was a non-stop event and I think we had a bleeder fail at some point during the race as we had a left rear go down and really make the car a handful at times,” Jace Vander Weerd explained.

A very well prepared Keller Auto Speedway was presented to the competitors on Saturday night, and Vander Weerd kicked his night off by timing the Mid-Valley Pipe/Basic Industries/SWE backed No. 88 machine in ninth fastest.

Slipping back to a fifth place finish in heat race action, Vander Weerd would line up in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event, a race that would eventually go non-stop.

With the track staying smooth and wide all night long, Vander Weerd searched both the high and low lines as the action came to life as he looked to work his way forward. Feeling his racecar start to get loose on the slick surface as the race forged on, Vander Weerd would have to manhandle his machine to keep in under him.

Able to run inside the Top-10, Vander Weerd was able to finish the race in the eighth spot, as he then discovered he had a flat left rear tire upon returning to the pit area at the conclusion of the race.

“The racetrack was awesome all night long, and it was kind of a bummer we had some issues,” Vander Weerd said. “We had a really good car early, but all of the sudden it got really loose, and that must have been when a bleeder failed. I really have to thank everyone on this team for continuing to give myself and Richard great racecars, and hopefully we can get up front and battle for a win soon.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: Jace will be back in on Friday night at the Santa Maria Speedway on Saturday night at the Perris Auto Speedway for the annual Firecracker 40 event.

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

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Weather Shortened Speedweek Sees Price-Miller Find MOWA Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- Turning in a strong performance during a daunting week of racing known as Ohio Speedweek, Parker Price-Miller would score a trio of Top-Five finishes and then pick up a win in Indiana with the final two Speedweek shows raining out.

“All in all I was very pleased with how this team performed all week long,’ Price-Miller said. “We had some stuff out of our control hinder a couple nights, but we went toe-to-toe with some of the best and really got better as a team.”

Kicking his week off at the Attica Raceway Park, Price-Miller would time in fourth fastest in his group before picking up the win aboard his PPM Titanium Products/Indy Race Parts/Keizer Wheels No. 9p machine.

After winning the Dash, ‘The Law Firm’ would start on the pole of the feature event alongside Dale Blaney. As Blaney got the jump on the Kokomo, IN driver, Price-Miller would continue to challenge him for the stop spot, as find himself up front for a couple laps before falling back to second. The last lap saw Price-Miller make a slight mistake that would see him end his night with a fourth place finish.

Taking to the high-banked Eldora Speedway for Night No. 2, Price-Miller would time in second fastest in his group before finish fifth in his heat race. Being forced into the B main, Price-Miller would finish in the third spot and find himself in the 25th starting spot for the feature event.

Fighting a tight racecar in the feature, Price-Miller was able to stay the course and work his way up to a 15th place finish at ‘The Big E’.

A tough start to the third night of the week at Waynesfield saw Price-Miller time in poorly and ultimately find himself in the C Main after failing to transfer out of his heat race. Forced to take a provisional to get into the feature event, Price-Miller would finish in the 18th spot as the series headed to Wayne’s County the following night.

Price-Miller had a very strong night during the fourth consecutive night of action. After qualifying second in his group and lining up third in his heat, PPM would surge to the lead and pick up the win to earn a spot in the night’s dash.

Lining up fifth in the feature after his fifth place finish in the dash, Price-Miller would take advantage of an early caution to get by James McFadden and Danny Holtgraver to jump into the second spot and chase after Sheldon Haudenschild.

Getting into lapped traffic while running in the second spot, Price-Miller was relentless in his efforts as he looked for the lead lap after lap, by trying countless slide job attempts that he could not make stick.

In the end, Price-Miller would put a couple of bad nights behind him as he finished in the second spot.

Having mechanical issues at the Sharon Speedway in hot laps and prior to the feature event, Price-Miller would eventually not run the feature as he shifted his sights to the Atomic Speedway.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Price-Miller’s qualifying time was good enough to get him into the dash, where he finished fifth. A big wreck at the start of the feature event was kind to ‘The Law Firm’, as his car was on the front row of the race when the carnage was sorted out and the race was restarted.

Slipping to the second spot to Dale Blaney again, Price Miller would struggle at times early in the race as he battled a loose racecar. As the track eventually started to take rubber, ‘The Law Firm’ was able to find it early and get into the fifth spot where he finished.

The eventual Speedweek finale was brutal for Price-Miller and his team. After getting involved in a heat race wreck, Price-Miller would have to go through the B Main, and having some struggles in the semi, he was forced to take a provisional. Lining up 26th in the feature event, PPM would pick up a few spots and close his Speedweek out with a 20th place finish.

With the final two nights raining out, Price-Miller ended the week 7th overall in points, and moved up to 7th in the season standings. Also with the rainout, Price-Miller would head to the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN for one final race for the week.

Competing with the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA), ‘The Law Firm’ had very good speed early in the night as he charged from sixth to third in his heat race, and earned a spot in the Dash.

After finishing second in the Dash, PPM would find himself chasing after Hunter Schurenburg in the early stages of the feature event as they leaders soon found themselves in traffic.

Deciding to race above the cushion, Price-Miller was able to make huge speed and took the race lead on the 18th lap, as he then began to feel pressure from a charging Kevin Thomas, Jr.

A late restart saw the Price-Miller get challenged for the top spot, but he was able to counter the move and drive to his fifth win of the season.

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Esslinger, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 40, Wins- 5, Top 5’s- 11, Top 10’s- 14

ON TAP: Price-Miller will be at the Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday night before heading to the Millstream Speedway on Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Huset’s Win #59!

(Bill W) June 30, 2015 – Win #59 at the Huset’s Speedway last Sunday night has the Jimco Motorsports #13 team ready for a big weekend of racing. Two $5,000 to win shows will be contested at Huset’s over the Fourth of July weekend. The FVP National Sprint League will invade Huset’s on Friday and Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. Sunday, the team will be back at Huset’s for another $5,000 special event.

The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver timed in eighth quick at Huset’s Sunday night. “We didn’t qualify the best,” says Mark. “The track was really dry. You know it’s dry when you see me qualifying on the bottom in three and four.”

The heat race was entertaining. Mark would win in a thrilling finish after starting fourth. “We had a good battle,” he says. “We were able to get to second. Jordyn Brazier was leading it. We got racing heavy, and the white flag came. I was just about ready to slide in front of him, when Ian Madsen slid by us both. I shot to the bottom of turn two and slid back by him for the win. That was pretty spectacular!”

He would start outside of row one for the feature. “Lynton Jeffrey was running a fast pace early,” says Mark. “We were slid in the first corner and that put us in third. Ian Madsen was running second, and we kind of chased him down. It took me about five laps to get rolling, but the car was working well then.”

Mark would complete a harrowing move to take the lead. “We were able to slide in front of Ian for second,” he says. “We started running down Lynton. He got to the lapped cars and moved down from the cushion about one car length. It was just enough that I could wedge it between him and the wall. I was running the cushion pretty hard. He moved off the cushion a little bit and somehow I got between him and the concrete.”

He would take off from there. “Once we were out front, we were really good,” says Mark. “I came up on some lapped cars that looked like they were racing for the win. I got a little patient with them and let the others catch me a little bit. Once we got by them, we were o.k.”

The conditions were dry. “Apparently, they’ve forgotten the water truck at some of these racetracks,” says Mark. “Luckily, it started to rubber, but it was at the very end. Another five laps, and we would have been to the freight train around the bottom stage.”

Knoxville Raceway also offered up a dry track Saturday. After qualifying 20th, it was a long night for the team that ended in an 18th place finish. “All I really have to say about Knoxville last Saturday is we jumped on the ‘struggle bus’ early and never got off!” says Mark. “We weren’t very good. We were trying to find speed and filled up the wrong cup or something. We’ll give it another shot this weekend.”

Jimco Motorsports would like to thank Senske & Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Right Choice Electric, Acme Tools, X-treme Polishing, Interstate Towing & Recovery, B/L Strong Box, Steffes, Dahlstrom Motors, GLB Transport, Tireboss, Forx Radiator, Anderson Auto Body, Gary Gruhot Farms, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek, Great Plains Plumbing & Heating, Ironman Welding, DAV, Rendezvous Region Construction, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

Bernal Returns To California And Captures Two KWS Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending a couple weeks in the Midwest competing in a pair of Midget Week’s, Ryan Bernal was finally back in action in California as he picked up two Top-10 finishes while competing with the King of the West Series aboard the Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56 machine.

“I really feel like I am starting to get comfortable in the winged 410, and that is really a huge testament to how hard my guys have been working,” Ryan Bernal said.

First up on the schedule for the weekend was a trip to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA for the Pombo/Sargent Classic. With 23 cars in the pit area, the Hollister, CA pilot would get the Keizer Wheels/DMI/S&S Automotive No. 56 machine timed in 15th fastest in time trials.

Getting through his heat race with a third place finish, Bernal would grid the field from the eighth row for the A Main event. The Ocean Speedway was in fine form on Friday night, and Bernal was able to work around the speedway slowly working his way forward.

The longer the run under green, the more comfortable Bernal seemed to get as he closed the night with an eighth place finish.

Heading to the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night, again with the King of the West Series, Bernal would again get off to a slower than desired start as he timed in 17th fastest during qualifying time trials.

After finishing sixth in his heat race, Bernal would line up in the ninth row for the 25-lap feature event. Just like the night before, Bernal would get stronger and smoother, as the race stayed in green flag conditions. Again moving up through the field, Bernal would pick up his second Top-10 of the weekend as he charged from his 17th starting spot to finish seventh.

“We were pretty good during long runs, and I think that is because I am able to settle down, and get into a rhythm,” Bernal added. “We had really good cars both nights, and I am looking forward to getting back into the winged car, and seeing if we can win a 410 race soon.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-7, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports will be in action on Friday night at the Petaluma Speedway as well as on Saturday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

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

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Statler Storms To Fourth During Pombo/Sargent Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- To put it simple, Jason Statler had an up and down weekend. After putting on a memorable charge at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Statler would get into a late tangle during action on Saturday night at the Calistoga Speedway.

“We seem to be struggle to put to good nights together during a double header weekend,” Jason Statler said. “We struggled early on Friday night but the boys were able to turn it into a good night, and then on Saturday we were pretty good all night, and got in a wreck late in the race that spoiled it for us.”

Kicking the weekend off on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway for the Pombo/Sargent Classic, Statler and company struggled to find speed early in the night, and it showed during time trials as ‘The Big Guy’ timed the DF Rios Motorsports/Amerikote/Riley Collins Auto Body backed entry in 20th fastest.

Finishing seventh in his heat race, Statler and his crew went to work on their car as they searched for speed prior to the feature event.

“The boys worked hard, and simply wished me luck with everything they did as I pushed out for the feature event,” he added.

The changes made to Statler’s entry seemed to work as Statler was extremely strong on the immaculately prepared ¼ mile speedway.

From his 10th row starting spot, the Grass Valley, CA wheelman was able to work all over the speedway where there was open real estate as he fought his way forward. Taking advantage of a pair of late restarts, Statler was able to get inside the Top-Five and close his night out with a fourth place finish.

“This was a huge credit to my crew,” Statler said when describing his night on Friday. “They worked hard, got creative, and we were able to turn our night around at the right time.”

Heading to the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night for the Wine Country Classic, Statler got off to a nice start, as he was able to time in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Battling with Dominic Scelzi in heat race action as he looked for a berth in the Dash, Statler would finish in the second spot as he found himself now in the fifth row for the 25-lap A Main event.

A nice cushion was built up around the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night, and Statler took a liking to it, as he moved up into the eighth spot, and continued keep his right rear buried on it all race long.

Running in the eighth spot in the race’s final laps, Statler would be involved in some contact on the front stretch that left him spun around with front end damage, and his night would come to a close.

“We were definitely disappointed with how Saturday night ended,” Statler would say. “We were hoping to have a much better end to our weekend than we had hoped, but it was out of our control.”

Jason Statler would like to thank DF Rios Motorsports, Amerikote, Riley Collins Auto Body, SCI, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Racing Engines, Simpson Race Products, Yak Graphics, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultra Shield, Rod End Supply, Santomauro, Stephanie’s Custom Interior, and Nevada City Auto Service for their continued support.

ON TAP: Statler will take a weekend off before returning to action July 10th and 11th at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-0, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Jason by following @Jason_Statler on twitter or by following @StatlerRacing.

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Brad Loyet – The Windshield or the Bug!

 (Bill W) June 30, 2015 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global #o5 team felt like the bug and not the windshield Saturday night at the Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Indiana. After competing for a win with the MOWA series, a tangle in lapped traffic ended things for the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver. This week finds the team looking at three events with the World of Outlaws. Wednesday night, the series will be at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, before moving further west in the state to Dodge City Raceway Park Friday and Saturday.

Brad would start fourth in his heat on Saturday. “We had a really good car in the heat race,” he says. “Cale Thomas was on the pole, and he kind of got the jump. I made a run for him there at the end, but we were all running the same line. When I got to him, I don’t know that I could have gotten by him. Passing would have been tough.”

The second place finish was good enough to make the Dash. He would start fourth in that as well. “We got a really good initial start and we were up to second,” says Brad. “That got called back for a caution. They saw what I did on the first start and that line was no longer there for me. We settled into third and that was it.”

Brad and the team focused on their starting spot inside row two for the feature. “We’ve had some bad luck lately really,” he says. “We’ve had some part failures that were out of anyone’s control. We’ve had some stupid luck. I called up a buddy to go with us. He’s kind of my mentor in a way as far as setups and working on the car. We talked a long time before the feature. We talked about what had and hadn’t worked earlier in the night and we went for it. The car handled awesome.”

He would settle into the show position and ran down the leaders. “We were running third, and we were running down (Hunter) Schuerenberg and Parker Price-Miller,” says Brad. “We just got to them and we were getting through lapped traffic better than they were. Unfortunately, the lapped traffic ended our night. We had just gotten to Parker and a lapped car spun out in front of all three of us.”

Trying to avoid the accident failed and Brad got into the wall. “Parker clipped him with his left front,” he says. “When I got out of the gas, I didn’t have anywhere to go. My right front clipped the wall. We had just passed the halfway point, so there was no guaranteed time in the work area. We knocked the front end out and got it fixed, but we ran out of time.”

The team gained confidence in knowing they had a fast machine on the racetrack. “It was one of those nights where I think we had a car capable of winning,” says Brad. “I think we could have gotten it done. Parker ended up winning the deal. Sometimes you’re the bug, sometimes you’re the windshield. We’ve got the car fixed and we’re ready for Lakeside and Dodge City.”

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Brad and the Loyet Motorsports team would like to thank primary sponsors: Vacuworx Global and Loyet Landscape Maintenance. Associate sponsors: Maxim Race Cars, J and D Performance Racing Engines, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meramec Heights Collision Center, KSE Racing, Weld Wheels, Penske Shocks, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hepfner Racing Products, DMI, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Bell Helmets, TI 64, Conroy Control, The Engine Heater, Ealey Transportation, and Speedway Motors.

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Wins Sixth Race Of Season In Dramatic Fashion

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking to the Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night for a night of USAC West Coast 360 action, Richard Vander Weerd made a last lap, last corner pass to pick up his sixth win of the 2015 season, and move into a tie with Ryan Bernal for the series’ all time wins list at the speedway.

“It was a great race, and I just had to go where Danny Faria wasn’t,” Vander Weerd said. “The top of the track was fun to run on because it was right on the edge, and you had to hit it perfectly each time.”

Timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 car in second fastest, the Visalia, CA driver would finish fifth in his heat, and would keep his time for the feature event as he gridded the field from the third row.

When the non-stop race came to life, Vander Weerd would quickly work into the third spot as he got by Trey Marcham, and found himself in a torrid battle with Mike Spencer and Danny Faria for the top spot.

Committing to the high-side of the speedway, Vander Weerd was able to stay within striking distance as the two leaders began exchanging the top spot as heavy traffic came into play.

As the race moved along at a very quick pace, Vander Weerd would take over the second spot on the 20th lap as Faria had taken the top spot from Spencer. With the leader using the bottom line, Vander Weerd would continue to work the top-shelf as the race came to a close.

Taking the white flag in the second spot, Vander Weerd would pull alongside the race leader as they exited turn two, and raced into turns three and four. With Faria staying low, Vander Weerd would hold the advantage coming out of turn four, and would beat him to the line as he claimed the thrilling win.

“Our car was perfect all night, and it is great to win a great race like that,” Vander Weerd said. “He did not make any mistakes, and we just finally got the bite out of two we needed, and that helped us keep our momentum in three and four to grab the win. I have to thank my guys for working so hard the last few weeks trying to get the car and engine package we used on Saturday night dialed in.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-6, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: Richard and the Vander Weerd Racing team will be at the Santa Maria Speedway on Saturday night while Richard takes on the USAC/CRA Series and competes in a midget before the team heads to the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night.

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

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Two Events on Tap this Weekend for T.J. Michael

Waynesfield and Millstream Each on Holiday Agenda for ‘Texas Traveler’

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Fremont, Ohio (June 30th, 2015) - After spending a week on the road racing with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions during Ohio Sprint Weekend, and making a rare appearance at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, ‘410’ sprint car rookie T.J. Michael is ready to return to a ‘normal’ schedule. Michael, pilot of the Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Snap-On, no. 8M sprint car, will make two Ohio appearances during the upcoming holiday weekend; entering ‘360’ competition and UNOH All Star ‘410’ competition.

“It was a long week last week” said Michael, “We raced almost every night, but it was great for our team. We are still learning. Taking advantage of an opportunity to race almost every night is really important. We are learning a lot. Regardless, we’re ready to go back to normal for a little while.”

Michael, a Plano, Texas native who calls Fremont, Ohio home during his summer racing schedule, will visit the Waynesfield Raceway Park and Millstream Speedway during the upcoming weekend. The ‘Texas Traveler’ will kick things off with a visit to the Waynesfield Raceway Park near Waynesfield, Ohio on Saturday evening, July 4th; taking part in the 4th Annual ‘Bob Reynolds Memorial’ featuring the K&L Ready Mix NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders. Michael will join the ‘360’ sprint car competitors for the first time in 2015 and chase down the $7,500 top prize.

T.J. Michael will wrap up his upcoming holiday weekend on Sunday, July 5th with a visit to the recently reopened Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will be on the Sunday night card; offering a $5,000 payday. Michael joined the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions for most of their Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule. The three-time ‘305’ sprint car main event winner in 2015 highlighted his speedweek campaign with a 16th place performance at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Thursday, June 25th.

“It’s going to be a fun weekend” said Michael, “This will be my first ‘360’ sprint car start of the year. We actually had to drive to Texas this week and pick up a motor. Millstream will be fun on Sunday. It’s always exciting to race with the All Stars. We didn’t have the best of speedweeks, but we’ll work to get up front this weekend. I just want to thank my dad and all of my supporters. It wouldn’t be possible without their help; especially Mike Melton. He allowed us to use his ‘360’ motor this weekend.”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire 2015 campaign; right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow T.J. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Earned third victory of the 2015 season on Saturday, May 16th at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

2015 Wins: 3 (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

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Hagar Hangs on at I-30 Speedway for Eighth Podium Finish in Last 10 Races

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 30, 2015) - Derek Hagar has been a podium machine the past month.

Hagar registered his eighth podium finish in his last 10 races Saturday at I-30 Speedway with the USCS Series.

"It's all about being consistent," he said. "We've had some real good races and I think we can capitalize on this."

The night began with Hagar charging from sixth to a second-place result during a heat race on the quarter-mile bullring.

"I think we were second in points and they drew a four for the feature inversion," he said. "It rained a bunch on Friday and they really couldn't do much to the race track. The track started breaking up on the bottom and it kept some good moisture all night. You had to bounce through the holes and drive the car real smart."

Hagar fell to fourth place from his third starting position before picking up a position several laps into the main event.

"You really couldn't get a run to get around anybody," he said. "I started moving my line and found something that worked. It was slick down the straightaways and rough and heavy in the turns. You couldn't get by anybody unless they messed up."

Hagar finished with a third-place result, which marked his 10th top five of the season.

He will return to USCS competition this Thursday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark., and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

"We've had a lot of wins at Crowley's Ridge," he said. "I think we can keep the momentum going and click off another win. Batesville is a big race track where you have to keep your tires on the car. I think my Silver Crown experience will help with that. Hopefully the weather holds off and we can keep our momentum going at Riverside."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 27 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark., and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"FSR Radiators make the best radiators to keep your motor as cool as it possibly can be," Hagar said. "I'd definitely recommend them to any racer."

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

 

 

Johnson Holding onto Positive Attitude Following Sour End to Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (June 30, 2015) - Although there have been many frustrations throughout the first half of the 2015 season Chase Johnson is remaining positive.

He endured another night of heartbreak last weekend with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, which held events on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Pombo/Sargent Classic and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway for the Wine Country Classic.

"I think we're starting to see our improvements in the results," he said. "We're starting to see it on paper more than just the performance. If the bad luck didn't happen in Calistoga we were on our way to a really good night. That stuff happens and it's just a bummer."

Johnson opened the doubleheader on Friday by qualifying 11th quickest in the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned No. 68 sprint car. He then finished second in a heat race to lock into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"We charged our way up to eighth and the track slicked off a little more than we expected and we ended up getting involved in a spin," he said. "We went to the work area and threw a lot of changes at the car. We then advanced from last up to eighth or ninth again and then with five laps to go there was a long red flag. On that red the tires lost some air pressure. On the restart we went into the first corner on the cushion and the car biked up. I saved it, but we got over the cushion and lost a couple of positions. It was a good, solid finish and nothing to hang our heads about."

Johnson ended the night with a 12th-place result.

The team headed to Calistoga Speedway on Saturday with Johnson kicking off the event by qualifying ninth quickest.

"I'm starting to feel a little more confident in qualifying and we've been qualifying inside the heat race inversion, which is what we need to do," he said. "Calistoga started off really well."

That lined Johnson up on the outside of the front row of a heat race.

"I didn't get the best start in the heat race and settled into the second position," he said. "Then the motor started losing quite a bit of power. It sounded like we dropped a cylinder or two. We fell back to fourth, but it was still good enough to transfer into the main and ended up putting us into the dash. Then we discovered that a valve spring retainer broke so that was the end to our night. We didn't want to push it and cause more damage."

Johnson, who was scheduled to start third in the dash, scratched following the heat race.

He is hopeful to return to action this Friday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., in his family owned sprint car.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 26 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 12 (11).

June 27 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (2); Dash: DNS (3); Feature: DNS (8).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

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"We've been partnered together for the last few years and it's great to have their continued support," Johnson said. "All that they do really helps out and we couldn't do what we do without them. Make sure to check out their website and give them a call today. They have great products at great prices. Everyone at PitStopUSA is great and I couldn't be happier to represent such an amazing company."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Newman Freeman Racing, Napa Auto Parts, Shifty Illusions, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission, Justin Henry Racing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Blurton Charges to First Victory of Season with URSS at WaKeeney

Inside Line Promotions - WAKEENEY, Kan. (June 30, 2015) - Zach Blurton recorded his first feature victory of the season last Sunday at WaKeeney Speedway with the United Rebel Sprint Series.

The win propelled Blurton into the lead of the URSS Kansas Region's championship standings and gave the team a big boost after opening the year with a top-10 finish during each of the first 10 races.

"We finally were able to get a win and this one was special to me because I was without my dad and he's my crew chief," he said. "It gives me a lot of confidence with the race car. It always seems like we've been fast and it finally happened. To get the first one out of the way hopefully it will come easier to win now."

Blurton kicked off the event by rallying from seventh to fourth place in a heat race, which locked him into the feature redraw. The revenge style format, where one competitor pulls a number and hands it to a fellow driver to determine the starting lineup, resulted in Blurton being given the No. 7 to start on the inside of the fourth row for the 25-lap feature.

"We started out running the bottom and the car was good from the beginning," he said. "We got a couple of cars on the start to get up to fifth. We picked one more off on the bottom and I got into fourth before a red flag around the midpoint of the feature.

"The two cars in front of me were a straightaway ahead at least. I don't think we would have caught them. We had an open red and I had the guys tighten the car up. After the red the thing was a rocket. Everybody was running the bottom and I went one lane above them."

Blurton quickly maneuvered into the lead on Lap 15 and he cruised to the victory.

Last weekend began on Friday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., with the URSS. Blurton advanced from third to second place in a heat race to make the feature redraw, where he was given the No. 8. That started him on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track was slick up to a curb about six-to-eight inches deep," he said. "It was a hard track to run, but we still moved forward. I got up to fifth, but on the last lap I got passed."

Blurton's sixth-place result kept his streak of top-10 finishes alive.

He will take this weekend off before the first URSS National weekend begins July 10 at WaKeeney Speedway and July 11-12 at RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 27 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (8).

June 28 - WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 1 (7).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 10 at WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., and July 11-12 at RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., with URSS National

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton, who earned 2013 Knoxville Raceway 360 Rookie of the Year and 2012 NCRA Rookie of the Year honors, is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

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"Rob is my cousin and he gave us a four-wheeler to use this year," Blurton said. "It has been a big help. His business has a lot of top-quality ATVs so I encourage everyone in the area to visit his website or shop."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Tornado Racing Engines, Park Liquor, Randy Patterson Welding, Phillips Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Center, Outlaw Wings, Ti22 Performance, Salon 156 and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Blaney Scores Two More Ohio Speedweek Wins Before Finishing Second in Points

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (June 30, 2015) - Dale Blaney came up one spot shy of his sixth UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek title.

Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team finished second in the Ohio Speedweek points, but extended the overall All Star championship lead to 163 points following seven straight nights of racing.

"It was a really good week," he said. "We couldn't ask for anything more. The car counts were really good. We made the dash all seven nights and that was huge for us. We time trialed well four of them and ran a good heat race in three others. We had six really good nights and caught one bad break at Eldora."

Blaney kicked off the second half of Ohio Speedweek last Tuesday at his home track of Sharon Speedway in Hartford, where he qualified fourth quickest and finished third in a heat race to advance into the dash.

"I got a good dash draw and we were really good in the dash," he said. "Track position is important every race, but it was pretty crucial there. I got out to a good start in the feature and caught a couple of cautions that kept me out of thick traffic. To get a win there in front of a bunch of friends, it's pretty special."

Blaney led the distance of the feature after claiming the dash to earn his second victory during Ohio Speedweek.

Momentum continued to roll on Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe as the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored team timed in 12th quickest during qualifying. Blaney advanced from third to second place during a heat race to lock into the dash, where he powered from ninth to a runner-up result.

"Atomic has been a really good track for us the last 10 years," he said. "We've gone really good there and the track is really similar every time we go there. We drew five bad pills during the week and two good ones (during the dash redraw). If I was going to get a bad one I was glad it was there because the track was so wide and racy. It wasn't easy to overcome, but it didn't hurt as much as other places."

Once again Blaney led the entire race from his front row starting position to secure his third Ohio Speedweek victory, which was his sixth with the series this season and 121st overall.

"I think we ran about half the race and it started spotting rubber," he said. "With about 10 laps to go the rubber came in. I felt like we were good until the rubber came and then we just hung on. I was being a little more conservative than I should have been."

Ohio Speedweek wrapped up on Thursday at Fremont Speedway thanks to the final two nights being rained out last weekend. Blaney set quick time during qualifying and he placed third in a heat race to advance into the dash.

"Drawing the 10 didn't help us there for sure," he said. "I was just hoping to get to sixth in the dash, but we weren't very good. We made the right adjustments after the dash and we got back on our normal program."

Blaney, who maneuvered from 10th to eighth during the dash, started the feature on the outside of the fourth row.

"If it didn't lay rubber I think we had a good chance of winning," he said. "I got to second and you had to be on the bottom lane. The rubber wasn't down a ton, but you had to be on the bottom."

Blaney lost a position when he got out of the rubber trying to make a pass for the lead. He ended with a third-place result, which was his sixth top 10 during Ohio Speedweek.

The Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed team returns to action with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion on Friday and Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 23 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (3); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

June 24 - Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 2 (9); Feature: 1 (2).

June 25 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 8 (10); Feature: 3 (8).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 8 wins, 20 top fives, 30 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Blaney's World of Outlaws victory at Attica Raceway Park on May 29: https://youtu.be/ZZ0DlkA5T1c.

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MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

 

 

Hanks Records Top Five at I-30 and Hard Charger Award at Heart O' Texas

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 30, 2015) - Brandon Hanks earned a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend and more importantly found the problem that had been plaguing the David Smith Racing team.

"We had a good weekend," he said. "We found out the torque tube was hitting the yoke on the back of the engine and wouldn't let the car get down on the race track. We're lucky it didn't tear anything up."

The team was able to fix the problem and cap the weekend with a top-five result on Saturday at I-30 Speedway with the USCS Series.

Hanks opened the night by winning his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. He ranked fifth in overall points, but the feature inversion was a four so that lined Hanks up on the inside of the third row.

"I've never seen I-30 rough like that," he said. "The fastest way around was to go as hard as you could in on the top and turn the car down and go straight across the ruts. That was what was fun about it. It was cowboy up and it was fast. I enjoyed it like that."

Hanks quickly maneuvered into fourth place and he maintained that position until the checkered flag was waved. It marked his fifth top five of the season.

The weekend began on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

"The track all night long was a double-edged sword," he said. "One end was slick from top to bottom and the other end was hooked up. I've never seen that. It was like two totally different race tracks."

Hanks lined up on the outside of the seventh row for the feature after he finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race.

"In the feature the hooked up end slicked off and took rubber before the other end did," he said. "I never even found rubber in turns three and four, but in turns one and two it took rubber and was fast. Once it did that it was really hard to pass. We ended up passing more cars on the start and restarts."

Hanks maneuvered from 14th to post an eighth-place result, which earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 26 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 8 (14).

June 27 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - D&B Farms

Located in Burlison, Tenn., D&B Farms is a corn and beans farm owned by the Hanks family.

"It's a family business so I need to thank my dad, Ricky Huffman and Jason Honeycutt," Hanks said. "We all work on the farm together. Without them not only would we not be able to race, but we couldn't make a living."

Hanks would also like to thank David Smith Racing, Howard's Auto Plus, Performance Powder Coating, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, J-R1, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear and RE Enterprises for their continued support.

 

 

Kline Returns to Victory Lane and Ball Earns Top 10 for White Lightning Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 30, 2015) - White Lightning Motorsports had another great performance last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Devin Kline captured his fourth 305ci feature victory and teammate Jamie Ball posted his first top 10 of the season at the famed half-mile oval.

Kline, who ranks second in the championship standings, opened the event by setting quick time during qualifying before he finished fifth in a heat race to make the feature inversion.

"We started off the night with quick time, which was our first of the year," he said. "That set a good tone."

Kline then drew the pole for the 15-lap main event during the feature redraw.

"It was a very wide and tricky track," he said. "The bottom was pretty narrow. I could hit it pretty good on the restarts, but when we were up to speed it was hard to hit. Chris Walraven and Stacey Alexander went by me early so I went to the top."

Kline raced in third place for the first few laps before Walraven brought out a caution. Kline took advantage of the restart on Lap 6 to power into the top spot.

"I knew I could hit turns one and two off the restart so I went down there and nailed it like I needed to," he said. "We drag raced down the backstretch and I threw a slider in turns three and four to take the lead. I knew it was my one shot. I cruised around the top from there."

It marked Kline's sixth feature victory at Knoxville Raceway.

Ball also had a solid night in the 360ci class, beginning with a third-place qualifying run. He then maneuvered from sixth to win a heat race.

"Things started off well again," he said. "We timed third quick for the fourth time this year. We're right there when it comes to qualifying. We had a good heat race going from sixth to third, but got credited with the win due to the first and second-place drivers not stopping for a red."

Ball made the feature redraw and pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"We fell back a little bit and we were racing for sixth place with another driver," he said. "I tried to go around him on the outside of turn four. My car got a little into the cushion and his car slid up. We banged wheels, but I was able to save it. I lost two spots there, but it was just a racing deal."

Ball ended with a ninth-place result.

"At the beginning of the year I wouldn't have been too thrilled with ninth place, but with the bad luck and how much we've been struggling it's little steps that are important," he said.

Ball will return to action this Thursday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders (which he leads the points in) and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. Kline has the weekend off.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

June 27 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 9 (3).

DEVIN KLINE:

June 27 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 13 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 7 races, 4 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

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

VIDEO -

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

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's second win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 23: https://youtu.be/3BbJfIPVbqc

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company. More champions in all forms of racing have worn Bell Helmets than any other brand. The Bell name is synonymous with innovation, technology, engineering excellence and superior helmet performance. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"Since my dad started racing sprint cars in 1998 he's been a Bell customer and I have been as well since I started," Jamie Ball said. "We not only love their helmets, but we love how safe they are. I value their craftsmanship and how strong their helmets are. I want to say thanks for keeping us safe throughout the years."

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

 

 

J&J WINNERS: SCHATZ KEEPS ROLLING AND KULHANEK TRIUMPHS IN TEXAS

McKENZIE, TN - A pair of J&J Auto Racing drivers came out victorious last weekend at dirt tracks in Wisconsin and Texas. Donny Schatz earned his 17th World of Outlaws victory of the 2015 season at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, while Ray Allen Kulhanek scored a victory at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Donny Schatz has been on a terror in the World of Outlaws campaign this season behind the wheel of Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J. After finishing second Wednesday at I-96 Speedway in Michigan, Schatz put on a show at Beaver Dam Raceway. The six-time WoO champion started 10th and charged his way forward passing Shane Stewart, Kerry Madsen and Daryn Pittman on his way to career win number 188 in his illustrious WoO career.

“This Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team, you don’t count them out,” Schatz said following his 17th WoO A-Feature triumph of 2015. “It doesn’t matter if we start 10th or 20th. They have got their game face on, they are really motivated right now. They are really on top of things. To get this win is good, especially since we felt like one eluded us Wednesday night at I-96. Tenth is generally a long way back to be coming from in 40 laps. I was pretty confident my crew would give me a car capable of racing our way into contention and they certainly did again tonight. If there is one car in the pit area you want to get in and one group of guys you want to race with it, it’s this Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance car and team.”

Bronco Raceway Park

Despite a rainout in the ASCS Gulf South Region, Ray Allen Kulhanek took his No. 21T J&J to Bronco Raceway Park. He started sixth in the 20-lap main event and quickly moved his way into third. He took over the lead halfway through the race and led the final third to score his second win in the last four races.

More Recent winners:

Mack DeMann won the June 19th Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15-lap A-Feature at Ohsweken Speedway in his No. 4 J&J. DeMann led all 15 laps to earn his first win of the 2015 season.

 

 

Trenca Facing Five Straight Races This Week, Including Debut at Little Valley

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (June 30, 2015) - Joe Trenca is embarking upon his busiest week of the year.

Trenca will compete in five races during consecutive days and he expects nothing less than great results with his Mucci Motorsports team.

The action begins on Wednesday at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Trenca will then tackle four races with the Patriot Sprint Tour on Thursday at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y., Friday at Little Valley Speedway in Little Valley, N.Y., Saturday at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., and Sunday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa.

"We've looked forward to this week since we put our schedule together in the offseason," he said. "We run well at Brewerton and Canandaigua. I'm pretty confident and we have a lot of momentum rolling. We've been fast every week. I think a win is around the corner. It'd be nice to get one during this speedweek."

Trenca, who is coming off his first career podium finish and who has earned three top fives in his last seven races, has raced at every track except Little Valley Speedway.

"I've watched videos and it looks like my kind of track," he said. "It's a bigger track and is real, real flat. We've gone to six or seven tracks we hadn't been to this year and done well. Going to a new track doesn't change up the way we're thinking."

Trenca also said he is looking forward to returning to Canandaigua Motorsports Park for the first time since his 410ci debut at the track on June 11.

"We didn't finish that well, but I feel like we ran well there," he said. "It's very wide and racy. The outside usually is pretty good and lately we've had cars hooked up on the outside. I'm hoping we can put that experience toward the 360 this weekend and do pretty good there."

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints; Thursday at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y., Friday at Little Valley Speedway in Little Valley, N.Y., Saturday at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., and Sunday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Empire Sub Shop

Located in Liverpool, N.Y., Empire Sub Shop features a menu that includes more than 65 varieties of subs, wraps and sandwiches as well as salads, soups, chicken wings and side dishes. For more information, visit http://www.EmpireSubShop.com.

"We really appreciate everyone at Empire Sub Shop for their help this season and we look forward to a lot of success together," Trenca said.

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Seals-It, Schoenfeld Headers, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Showcasing Fred Brownfield Classic Via PPV

Inside Line Promotions - INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (June 30, 2015) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network continues its Northwest swing with a Pay-Per-View package this Friday and Saturday from the Fred Brownfield Classic.

The two-day event featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., follows a successful venture to Skagit Speedway last weekend.

"We had a great time during the Dirt Cup at Skagit and are looking forward to this weekend's Fred Brownfield Classic," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "Fred is a legend not only in the Northwest, but also within the racing community around the country. The Classic should bring a lot of talented teams to Grays Harbor on Friday and Saturday."

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

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

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

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

Hotel accommodations for the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network at Grays Harbor Raceway are provided by Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel in Rochester, Wash. Learn more about the facility by visiting http://www.LuckyEagle.com.

Washington native Jason Solwold claimed his first career Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup last Saturday at Skagit Speedway, where the top finishing Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour driver was Aaron Reutzel in the runner-up position. California resident Willie Croft rounded out the podium with ASCS National Tour competitor Johnny Herrera charging from 15th to fourth and former ASCS National Tour champion Travis Rilat placing fifth.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

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

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Tankersley Maneuvers to First ASCS Gulf South Region Victory of Season

Inside Line Promotions - WACO, Texas (June 30, 2015) - Channin Tankersley let out a big sigh of relief when he drove underneath the checkered flags last Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway to capture his first ASCS Gulf South Region main event win of the season.

"It hasn't been going well in the Gulf South this year," he said. "I think that's our second finish of the year. When we're finishing we are finishing good, but we've ran into so much bad luck. Friday was definitely a one-eighty from what we've been doing."

Tankersley opened the event by charging from fourth place to win a heat race. That earned him enough points to advance into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"I got up to third pretty fast and maintained most of the race," he said. "In one corner I got a good break in traffic. The first and second-place guys dove to the bottom and I went to the top. I got a run on them and shot the gap and was able to take the lead."

Tankersley powered into the lead approximately two thirds of the way through the feature before he cruised to the victory.

"It's been a tough start to the season so I really want to thank my fans and Watercraft Plus, G3 Boats, Challenger Drilling and all of my sponsors for the support," he said. "Hopefully this will help us turn the corner and will start a winning streak."

Saturday's ASCS Gulf South Region event at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, rained out. It was the ninth out of 14 scheduled ASCS Gulf South events to be rained out this season.

Tankersley, who advanced into fourth in the championship standings, is slated to return to competition July 17 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and July 18 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 26 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 17 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and July 18 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlights video by RaceOnTexas.com of Tankersley's win on June 26: https://vimeo.com/132040071

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Construction

King Construction is a heavy haul trucking and equipment company based out of the Houston, Texas, region.

"JR King with King Construction came on board earlier this year and has helped me a ton," Tankersley said. "I look forward to our partnership leading to many victories this year."

Tankersley would also like to thank Watercraft Plus, LLC, Challenger Drilling, G3 Boats, Yamaha, Day Motorsports and 41 Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

“NSCHoF&M SOUTHERN SUPERMODIFIED RACERS’ REUNION HONORING J.D. PARKER” TO COME ALIVE AT HATTIESBURG ON JULY 4

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (June 30, 2015) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Musuem in Knoxville, Iowa, is pleased to be able to help support the rescheduled “Southern Supermodified Racers’ Reunion” at the Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on Saturday, July 4, in conjunction with the Southern Outlaw Sprints (SOS). Fans will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with a variety of legendary stars and historic cars right out of the pages of the Mid-South region’s motorsports history book.

Amongst those that have indicated that they will be joining J.D. Parker are Freddy Fryar, “Buddy” Bielarski, “Skip” Manning, Wayne Niedecken, Jr., Dave Mader III, Rick Crawford and Chick Boyd. In addition, author Gerald Hodges and car-builders Johnny Ardis and Andy Anderson will be on-hand.

Amongst the vintage cars that will be on display are J.D. Parker’s #12 CAE sprint car, the #R1 supermodified wheeled by Little 500 Hall of Famer Bill Roynon, the “Buddy” Hebert/Ronald Ellsworth-driven supermodified owned by Mickey Carrier, and the Jake Hatcher supermodified.

Helping coordinate the “National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Southern Supermodified Racers’ Reunion” at the quarter-mile Hattiesburg Speedway on Saturday, July 4, is historian and author Tony Martin of Pensacola, Florida. Gates open at 5 p.m., with hot-laps at 7 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Some of the beautifully restored race cars will make demonstration laps that evening, with driver interviews conducted for the fans in attendance. Those seeking more information on the day’s events are encouraged to visit Hattiesburg Speedway on Facebook.

 

 

FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT AT ATOMIC

Full Racing Slate for $5.00

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Friday, July 3 Atomic Speedway will hold its first Fan Appreciation Night for just a Five dollar general admission for all race fans. What a great way to kick off the 2015 Fourth of July weekend and still have cash on hand to enjoy a red, white, and blue holiday season. Event organizers urge fans to bring a carload of new fans out for this amazing deal that features four exciting classes of race cars for one low admission price.

AMRA Late Models $2,000 to win AMRA Modifieds $750 to win Sport Mods $400 to win RaceSaver 305 Sprints Enduro $500 to win

Bring a friend, bring the family, and don't forget kids 12-and-under are always free! Several big name Late Model and Modified drivers are expected to be on hand, staying close to the area for other big events in the region this racing weekend.

"We want to thank the race fans for their support of Atomic Speedway," said owner Brad McCown. "Our fans and sponsors drive our racing endeavors. To make this a successful night, we ask our regular fans to bring someone new to the races and help us get more families involved. We want to pack this place! At five bucks this is one of the best bargains in the business."

On the race card are 803fire.com AMRA Late Models, Precision Grading Modifieds, C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods, and Racesaver 305 Sprint cars. And additional bonus brings the Back Burner Smokatorium Enduro cars to the racing slate.

All gates open at 4 p.m., and Hot Laps are at 7 p.m. General Admission is just $5 and Pit Admission $30. Twelve and Under in the pits is $15 and 12-and under are free in the general admission section.

As always there will be special awards for drivers and several fan giveaways.

Race fans are reminded that generally Atomic races on Saturday nights from March to October, however, this special event will be held on Friday. No racing Saturday, July 4th.

Saturday August 1st, Atomic will host "Lunch with The King" a package that gives race fans a chance to pay tribute to 20-time "King of the Outlaws" Steve Kinser. The package includes:

Grilled lunch, Pit Pass for Saturday, Autographs for your Steve Kinser memorabilia,

Group pictures taken with Steve (single pics extra charge), and much more all for only $60.

The event runs 1:30-3pm for Night 2 of the Open Wheel Championships featuring the UNOH All Star Sprints. The Open Wheel Championships will be Friday, July 31 and Saturday August 1.

A limited number of tickets are available. Tickents can be purchased by calling Atomic Speedway from 9-5 Mon-Fri or they can be purchased on race days. Call 740-703-9749 for more details.

Stay tuned as more details on Fan Appreciation Night and "Lunch with the King" will be released soon!

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday July 3rd - RESCHEDULED FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT #1 - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Race Saver 305 Sprints and Enduro

Saturday July 11th - Triple Crown Family Night - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro - FAMILY NIGHT SPECIAL - 2 Adults and all kids under 15 for only $20

Saturday July 18th - OFF/NO RACING

Saturday July 25th - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods plus Enduro

Friday July 31st - 1ST Night of the OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS Two-day show: Night 1- UNOH All Star Sprints $5,000 to win, BOSS Non Wing Sprints, Race Saver 305 Sprints, Mini Sprints

Saturday August 1st- OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS Night 2- UNOH All Star Sprints $10,000 to win plus AMRA Modifieds and Race Saver 305 Sprints

OWC Information:

The 2nd Annual "OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIP" is taking shape at Atomic Speedway.

Friday July 31

UNOH All Stars $5,000

BOSS $2,000

Racesaver 305 $600

Mini Sprints $500

Saturday August 1

UNOH All Stars $10,000

Modifieds $2,000

Racesaver 305 $1,000

"The King" Steve Kinser will be racing both days and have autograph sessions.

Several contingencies such as Fast Time Awards, Heat Race Winners, Hard Charger, etc may be awarded as well.

Any sponsors wanting involved in the Open Wheel Championship weekend please call Atomic at 740-703-9749

 

 

RICKIE GAUNT TO RETIRE SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, June 30, 2015) Officials, fans, drivers and crews are anxiously looking forward to the big July 4th race at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday. After all, it is an annual affair that is one of the famous Riverside County clay oval’s signature events. However, in another way, it is a night they wish would never come. Yes, it will be filled with great racing in the “Budweiser Firecracker 40” and the beautiful “We the People” fireworks sky concert presented by The City of Perris will light up the summer sky, but it will end with a sad twinge that is going to bring a tear or more from many in the crowd and in the pits. When the checkered flag ends the 40-lap main event, it will also signal the end of Rickie Gaunt’s sprint car racing career.

Gaunt, a 45-year-old who lives in Torrance, California, is one of the few drivers left at The PAS who also raced at Ascot. He started racing sprint cars in 1989 at Ascot, one year before it closed. This year is his 27th straight season of racing sprint cars and along the way, he has collected some very impressive hardware.

The affable star has 20 wins and is ranked 20th overall on the all-time CRA win list (CRA, SCRA and USAC/CRA) that dates back to 1946. Of those 20 victories, 11 of them have come at Perris Auto Speedway. He won six times with SCRA at The PAS and five times with USAC/CRA. Amongst those wins are the 1999 Budweiser Oval Nationals, 2002 July 4th Firecracker race, 2004 Jack Kindoll Classic and the 2009 Sokola Shootout. The Sokola Shootout win came in a show that not only featured USAC/CRA, but also the USAC National Sprint Cars. In addition to those prestigious victories, Gaunt also picked up a couple of series titles. In 2004 he won both the SCRA and Non Wing World Championships.

On Sunday night the always entertaining Gaunt was a guest on the San Diego Motorsports radio show. The segment was slated for 15 minutes, but host Dave Stall enjoyed the first segment so much, he asked Gaunt to stay on for another 15 minutes to close the show

“I was in the first race at Perris Auto Speedway and if it is time to call it a career, this is the place to do it at,” Gaunt told Stall when asked why he is hanging up his helmet. “When we get into this deal, everybody wants to win. The competitive side of you says, ‘hey, I want to go out and kick everybody’s butt.’ I have not been doing that. I am getting older, my kids are racing (off road) and I am not racing enough to be competitive at the level that you have to be to go out there and win races.”

Gaunt went on to tell Stall how he got the nickname “Super Rickie.”

“Years ago Simpson built a “Superman” firesuit for Dale Earnhardt and one for Steve Kinser,” the veteran driver laughed. “I looked at them and thought that was so cool. I have always loved the super hero stuff. They said, ‘hey, if we build one for you, would you wear it?’ Kinser would not wear it and neither would Dale Earnhardt. I said, ‘heck yeah.’ I figured I ain’t any good, but I may as well look good doing it. I guess I was the only one arrogant enough to wear that dang suit.”

Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian was listening to the show and decided to call in and add his thoughts on Gaunt and his imminent retirement.

“Rickie and I have been close friends for probably 30-years,” Kazarian reminisced. “It is going to be a sad night on Saturday to see him hang up his helmet. He is absolutely one of the fan favorites and he has had the best interviews over the 20-year period we have been open. I think Saturday night he is probably going to cap it off with a great interview.”

As Kazarian had high praise for Gaunt, the popular racer also had high praise for Perris Auto Speedway where he has contested a majority of the races during his career.

“I have been to every world famous racetrack in the country,” Gaunt said. “I have raced at Williams Grove, Lincoln, Eldora, Knoxville, Terre Haute. I have raced everywhere. I hope the fans appreciate what they have here (Perris Auto Speedway). It is absolutely top notch. You will not get any better.”

When Gaunt was done heaping the praise on The PAS, he also went on to throw some huge kudos in a direction they are hardly thrown in the racing world.

“I also want to compliment the Lake Perris Fair Board (Lake Perris Fairgrounds where Perris Auto Speedway is located on),” he stated. Most fair boards are idiots. The Lake Perris Fair Board had the foresight to get the Kazarian family in and they are a family of racers. What a great job by the fair board. It is one of the few fair race tracks that I know of that has not changed promotional hands. Hats off to them because most fair boards are just idiots except for Perris. Thank god Perris has a good fair board.”

As usual, Gaunt, who plans on staying involved in sprint car racing after his retirement, had an amusing anecdote on the radio show when asked if he ever beat the great Steve Kinser.

“Did I ever beat Steve Kinser,” he repeated the question with a laugh. “Only if he broke. It is a lot easier to beat him if he is parked on the trailer.”

Car owner David Miller, who Gaunt has primarily driven for the past few years, will be retiring as an owner and will be selling all of his equipment after Saturday’s race.

In addition to the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars and the California Lightning Sprint Cars will also be in action on Saturday. Spectator gates will open two hours earlier than normal at 3:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00. For early arriving fans there will be an autograph session on the track with all the drivers, games where the kids can compete with the drivers and a live band. The “Hollywood Legend,” Pink’s Hot Dogs will be available and there will be a vintage plane fly over just after the national anthem.

Residents of the City of Perris will be admitted free to Perris Auto Speedway when the popular Riverside County racing facility celebrates Independence Day on Saturday. All they have to do is show their driver’s license with a Perris address or produce a utility bill from The City of Perris.

Adult reserved tickets are $30.00 and children’s (6-12 years old) reserved seats are $10.00. General admission is $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for seniors 65 & over. General admission is also available for $5.00 for active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12. Children 5 and under get in for free.

Please note a correction to the press release sent out on Monday, June 29th. It states “Friday, July 4th,” in the opening paragraph. That should read, “Saturday, July 4th.”

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

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

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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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Hendrickson and Van Dyke Motorsports Pocket Pair of Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: Dakota Hendrickson and the Van Dyke Motorsports team put together one of the best weekends they have had together over the weekend, as the Omaha, NE driver scored two top-10 finishes.

“We seem to have this car really working right now, and I am starting to make less mistakes behind the wheel,” Hendrickson said.

Taking on the Nebraska 360 Series on Friday night at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE, Hendrickson would draw the front row for his heat race, and go on to pick up the win aboard the Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks backed No. 5h, moving him directly into the night’s feature event.

Finding himself on the front row for the feature event, Hendrickson would slip back as the race went green as he found himself racing wheel-to-wheel with drivers like Jonathan Cornell, and Jon Agan.

Keeping his machine safely in the Top-10 as things spread out, Hendrickson would settle into the seventh spot, as he would feel pressure from Jake Martens, and Trevor Grossenbacher.

Able to hold his spot, Hendrickson would take the checkered flag with his first Top-10 finish of the season, as he would finish in the seventh position.

Making the trip to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night for more 360ci action, Hendrickson would time the NAAKE Suspension/FSR Radiators backed machine in 18th fastest in time trials before winning his second heat race of the weekend.

Lining up 14th in the feature event, Hendrickson had a very strong racecar, and showed it early as he worked his way forward through the field. Running very strong on the historic half-mile facility, Hendrickson would get by Matt Moro and Jamie Ball to work into the seventh spot as the 20-lap feature came to a close.

Chasing after Calvin Landis for the sixth spot late in the race, Hendrickson would close his weekend out in the Van Dyke Motorsports machine with his second seventh place finish of the weekend.

“It felt really good to grab a couple of Top-10’s with how our season has been,” Hendrickson added. “We have a big weekend on tap, and I can’t wait to get back racing with this team.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 26, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: Hendrickson and the Van Dyke Motorsports team will be in action on Thursday night at the Iowa State Fairgrounds with the Sprint Invaders, at the Huset’s Speedway on Friday night with the National Sprint League, and back at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

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Brian Brown – Luck Changes at Knoxville!

(Bill W) June 30, 2015 – The bad luck seemed to be behind Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. A strong top five finish allowed the Grain Valley, Missouri driver to move into second in FVP National Sprint League points as the series heads for Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota this Friday and back to Knoxville on Saturday. Wednesday night, Brian will race close to home with the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.

Despite coming out late on a very dry track at Knoxville, you were able to time in second quick.

Our qualifying has been strong all year long, and Saturday was no different. We’ve been working on the car all year. It seems that the #1 car (Justin Henderson) has been better than us most nights. I think we’ve shortened the distance between us, and that’s a good sign.

You started sixth in the heat, and it seemed tougher to pass last week.

We actually passed a few cars on the bottom to start with, going sixth to third. We probably could have pushed the issue and got up to second. But with the one-tire a night rule, you have to think about winning the heat and using your tire up, or saving it for the feature.

The redraw had you starting eighth in the feature.

We got a really good start on the initial start. We went from eighth to third. They called that one back, and didn’t get as good a start the second time. We fell back to sixth, seventh or eighth.

Ian Madsen shot across the track and got into the fence. You barely avoided him.

He got into the fence there. It was really lucky that we didn’t get into him. Hopefully, that bad luck monkey jumped off at that point. We really should have crashed. It’s hard to explain everything that goes on in that moment in a short period of time. You’re trying to slow down, but when you do that, you’re sliding up the track. So you have to stay in the throttle too. I would love to say it was something I did inside the car, but a lot of it is just luck.

The track was one-lane the rest of the way.

That put us into fifth. Just prior to that, we had passed Bronson (Maeschen) for fourth and that was a feat in itself. That caution put us back in fifth, and there really wasn’t a lot of options to pass with the track the way it was. The Dunkin’s normally do a good job with the track. They had a lot of things working against them with the rain and everything during the week.

It seems you shook the bad luck!

It was good to run the 25 laps and not have anything bad happen! When you get a race in, you can look at your car and see what you need to do. You can’t do that when you only get eight laps in.

That bodes well for your three races this week.

We’re probably looking forward to this week more than any this year. We love going to Lakeside. We get family and friends there that normally don’t get to see us race. FVP has a couple hundred people coming as well. We’ll have our FVP scheme for Wednesday. We feel we should have won a couple there. In 2011, we led 26 laps and got beat on a double-file restart late. In 2012, we won the Dash and stuck it in the fence the first lap of the feature.

It’s also a big weekend for the NSL.

We’re looking forward to Huset’s with the NSL on Friday. We’ve been pretty decent when we’ve gone there. I’m sure the guns will be blazing there, especially for the guys in that area. Obviously, we’re looking forward to getting back to Knoxville Saturday as well.

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Brian led for 26 laps before getting passed on a late restart by Steve Kinser in the 2011 World of Outlaws event at Lakeside Speedway. Cody Darrah was third, ahead of Sammy Swindell and Jason Meyers.

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Kyle Hirst Captures Wine Country Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- The old saying goes that it is better to be lucky than good any day. For Kyle Hirst, he was both good, and lucky on Saturday night as he picked up his third career win at the Calistoga Speedway with the King of the West Series.

“We had a really good car all night long, and we were fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to take advantage of Rico’s bad luck,” Kyle Hirst said.

Checking in at the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night for the Wine Country Classic, Hirst would time the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83jr machine in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

From the second row of his heat race, KH would finish in the fourth spot before picking up a win in the dash, lining up on the front row for the 25-lap feature event.

When the Ed Entz green flagged waived, it was Hirst getting the jump getting into turn 1 as he went to the cushion, but he would see Rico Abreu chose the bottom side of the speedway, and get the lead exiting turn two.

In the second spot, Hirst would have his hands full with a pair of young guns, as he continued to work the Calistoga Speedway cushion. Fending off Dominic Scelzi and Carson Macedo, Hirst would make some veteran moves to remain in the second spot, and keep his sights set on the race lead.

In the closing laps, Hirst would see the race leaders have issues with just two laps to go in the race, and he would find himself in the race lead. As the race restarted, Hirst would get off to a nice jump, though Jonathan Allard would be there to pressure him.

Coming to the flag stand, Hirst would fend off Allard and pick up the big win at the historic half-mile.

“Calistoga is such a prestigious place, and it is great to grab another win at the ½ mile,” Hirst added. “Dennis and Theresa Roth have been so great to me over the last few years, and it is great to grab another win for them.”

Friday night, Hirst and company were also in action at the Ocean Speedway with the King of the West Series, and Hirst had his share of troubles.

After timing in 12th fastest, Hirst would finish in the second spot in his heat race, putting the Mobil1/FK Rod Ends/Weld Wheels backed machine in the sixth lap for the 30-lap feature event.

From his mid pack starting position, Hirst struggled to get moving, as he fought for a Top-10 spot. Coming in contact with competitors on a pair of occasions, the second time resulted in Hirst getting a flat left rear tire on the 24th lap, and we would pull of the speedway, and head to the pit area.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, KW Suspension, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: The Roth Motorsports No. 83jr team will be back in action on July 11th at the Ocean Speedway for the Howard Kaeding Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

 

 

"Abreu chases history in Pepsi Midget Nationals” “Fireworks display also on tap Sunday”

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., June 30---Midget auto racing’s fourth longest continuous running event the 34th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals will be run on Sunday night July 5 at Angell Park Speedway. The event will be co-sanctioned by the USAC Honda National Midget, POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series. Former event winners entered include: current USAC point leader Tracy Hines (2001, 2002 and 2010), and Jerry Coons Jr. (2007). The event will also feature a tribute, for former driver Frank Burany. Burany, a member of the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame will make an appearance at the track, and be interviewed during the evening’s opening ceremonies, after qualifications. Burany celebrates his 100th birthday in August, and raced in the first-ever Badger sanctioned race in 1936. Rico Abreu hopes to become only the second driver to win the Chilli Bowl Midget Nationals and Pepsi Midget Nationals in the same season, joining Dan Boorse who turned the double in 1999! Four other drivers have won both events during their career including: Rich Vogler, Jay Drake, Scott Hatton, and Hines. The Badger 600 Micro Series,and the Wisconsin Dirt Legends Series will also be competing during the evening’s events. The track’s traditional Fireworks display presented by Budweiser will be done at the conclusion of racing events. Spectator gates open at 4;30 pm, with practice at 6:00 pm, followed by racing.

 

 

 

Stillwaggon Misses Path Valley Cut by 1

Robbie Stillwaggon and crew headed out to race #2 of the 2015 PA Speedweeks on Sunday, June 28th. With overcast skies, a field of 36 410 sprints cars were on hand for the $5,000 to win show.

Starting 8th in heat race #2, and with 5 to qualify, Stillwaggon had his work cut out for him. After finishing outside a transferring spot, Stillwaggon took the 89 pit side to prep the Quality Auto Body sprint car for the B-Main. After starting 11th in the B-main, Stillwaggon waged a battle with Brad Franks for the final qualified spot, but Franks inched out Stillwaggon on the highside for the final transfer spot.

The night wasn't over as $1,700 awaited the 410 sprint non-qualifiers race winner. Unfortunately, when the non-qualifiers race hit the track, it was pretty well slicked off making it difficult to advance. Stillwaggon finished in the 4th position.

Robbie now has plans to head to Grandview Speedway on Tuesday for night #4 of PA Speedweeks. The 89 team will then head south to the Hagerstown Speedway for #5 before returning home for Sundaynight’s final PA Speedweeks stop at Selinsgrove Speedway Sunday, July 5th.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Claim Fifth Win in Last Nine Races

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 29, 2015) - Big Game Motorsports and Danny Lasoski continued their dominance in the Midwest last weekend by registering another feature victory.

The Muddy sponsored team was victorious on Saturday during an FVP National Sprint League event at Knoxville Raceway. The win increased Lasoski's lead in the NSL championship standings to 161 points and his advantage at Knoxville Raceway to 210 points.

"That just shows what this team is made of," he said. "The crew has put in endless hours and worked really hard. Guy Forbrook has worked hard on our engine program. It sure makes my job a lot easier knowing when I hop in the car everything will be on point."

Lasoski kicked off Saturday's event by qualifying third quickest around the half-mile oval. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for a heat race, which Lasoski capped by charging to a runner-up result.

That locked the team into the feature redraw where Lasoski pulled the No. 3 to start the 25-lap feature on the inside of the second row.

"We had a pretty decent draw," he said. "We knew the two guys on the front row would do everything they could to knock the cushion to the fence. We had to think of our game plan and low and behold the race track cleaned off one lane down and I passed both guys."

Lasoski powered into second place in turns three and four on Lap 6. He used a similar move in the same corners during the ensuing lap to take the lead before cruising to his fifth victory in the past nine races.

"Real quickly after I took the lead it was locked-down rubber," he said. "We're lucky we even got to race. It rained up until Friday at 5 p.m. Those guys at the track worked through the night and through the next day to allow us to race."

The Muddy backed team has now earned eight podium finishes in the last 10 races.

"We have to keep working at it and keep working hard because there's always someone faster," Lasoski said. "Right now that person is Donny Schatz. In a month or so he'll be in Knoxville and we'll have to have our A game. At the end of the day he's the one everyone is shooting for."

Big Game Motorsports will return to FVP National Sprint League competition with races on Friday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 27 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 6 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the FVP National Sprint League

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Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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VIDEO -

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

Here is a highlights video of the World of Outlaws victory at I-80 Speedway on June 5: https://youtu.be/1EE8dc2q4iY

Here are highlights of a win at Knoxville Raceway on June 6: https://youtu.be/xjmEi-hGvO8

Here are highlights of the victory at Knoxville Raceway on June 27: https://youtu.be/t8-ugw6evC8

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Smith Optimistic Following Seven Straight Grueling Races During Ohio Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (June 29, 2015) - Ryan Smith is taking the positive out of a frustrating week of tiring competition during the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek.

"To be honest half of our week we kind of wasted on a race car that was used up," he said. "It probably had 30-to-40 races on it and I was going to run it until it didn't run anymore. It just started going away at the start of Ohio Speedweek. The car wouldn't respond to changes. We tried all kinds of different setups. We didn't have enough time with our travel situation to put the car together until Tuesday."

Smith and his team made the main event during the first three rounds of Ohio Speedweek at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Eldora Speedway near Rossburg and Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield before Round 4 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville ended in the C Main.

The team spent most of the morning and afternoon last Tuesday building a brand new car, which debut that evening at Sharon Speedway in Hartford.

"Right out of the box we were good," he said. "We timed good and drew the pole for the dash. We ran with Dale (Blaney) and come feature-time our car was good. Then it started to fade a little bit. I didn't taken enough stagger out for the feature and I burned off the inside of the right rear tire and the outside of the left rear. We ended up blowing a tire and that killed our finish."

Smith was in contention for a podium finish when the tire let go around the midpoint of the feature. He returned to the race at the back of the pack and posted a 16th-place finish, which was his best result during Ohio Speedweek.

Smith ventured to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe on Wednesday. It marked the fourth new track during Ohio Speedweek for the team.

"It was nothing like anything in Pennsylvania," he said. "It was elbows up, slippery and you have to run on the fence. Our night ended in the B Main, but I need to get experience running those type of tracks so it was beneficial."

Ohio Speedweek concluded (thanks to the final two nights being rained out) last Thursday at Fremont Speedway, where Smith timed in second quickest during qualifying. He placed third in a heat race to lock himself into the dash. A 10th-place result lined Smith up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"I was just missing something when it gets real slippery," he said. "I finished 19th, but the biggest thing is that it was a good learning experience with seven races in a row.

"I'm building my notebook and learning what to do for the next time. I'm really looking forward to getting back to these race tracks. I can take all that stuff that we learned and next year for Speedweek or if we get back there this year we'll be better prepared."

Smith plans to compete at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on Tuesday during Pennsylvania Speedweek. He'll then return to All Star competition this weekend with races on Friday and Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 42; Heat race: 8 (10); C Main: 5 (6); Feature: 18 (26).

June 20 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 24 (20).

June 21 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 23 (18).

June 22 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 46; Heat race: 8 (8); C Main: 13 (10).

June 23 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (1); Feature: 16 (2).

June 24 - Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 9 (6).

June 25 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 10 (9); Feature: 19 (10).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 9 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., for Pennsylvania Speedweek Round 4, Friday and Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., and Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

VIDEO -

Here is a link to Smith's first career All Star Circuit of Champions victory on April 4 at Attica Raceway Park: https://youtu.be/nBIxI_tNFyc

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - G.L.T. Electrical

G.L.T. Electrical is an electrical contracting business based in the Reading, Pa., area.

"Jerry and everyone at G.L.T. Electrical have been a big support for our race team," Smith said. "We appreciate all of their help and look forward to future success together."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, Quality Roofing Supply, S&S Speedways, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Allard Continues Hot Summer

PETERSEN MEDIA- Since Jonathan Allard and Clark Riolo joined forces a few weeks ago, Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team have been hot as of late, and that continued over the weekend, as Allard would charge from 16th to second at the Calistoga Speedway, a night after being involved in a wreck on lap 24 while leading at the Ocean Speedway.

“We have been awesome the last couple of weeks, and it’s a huge testament to this team, and how hard we have worked all year long,” Allard said.

Getting his two-race weekend kicked off on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway with the King of the West Series, Allard would time the Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/ButlerBuilt backed No. 3c entry in ninth fastest.

Picking up the heat race win, and then going on to win the Dash, Allard would earn the right to start on the pole for the 30-lap feature event. Battling with Mitchell Faccinto for the first few laps, Allard would lose the challenger and begin to open up a commanding lead.

Turning in some very impressive laps on the immaculately prepared Ocean Speedway, Allard looked to be in a league of his own on this night as he spent much of his time carving through lapped traffic.

On the 24th circuit, things took a turn for the worse as contact with a lapped car saw Allard’s machine get turned sideways and make heavy contact with the turn-two retaining wall. Though Allard was uninjured, his car was in bad shape, and his night came to an end.

Regrouping and pulling down a back up car for Saturday night’s Wine Country Classic in Calistoga, CA, Allard would get off to a slow start as he timed in 16th fastest.

Working his way from sixth to fourth in the heat race, Allard would not qualify for the dash, and found himself at the back of the pack, as he lined up in the eighth row for the 25-lap A Main event.

Running a very patient race, Allard flexed his muscle as he worked his way forward on the Calistoga Speedway cushion.

As the race came down the home stretch, a couple of cautions flags were needed, and Allard was able to take advantage of restarts, as he would find himself in the second spot, with just two laps to go.

The final restart of the night saw him stalk race leader, Kyle Hirst, and come oh-so-close to stealing the win at the flag stand, as he settled for a second place fiish.

“We were really good all weekend long, and just had some bad luck on Friday night, which I hate for my guys,” Allard said. “We got off to a rough start on Saturday, but we stayed the course and rebounded very well. I really have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar for sticking with this team, and hopefully we can get them back in victory lane very soon.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Amerikote, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-37, Wins-7, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Allard and company are still deciding on where they will be at next, but plan to be in action on July 4th.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

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MWR/Bryan Clauson – Dog Days of Racing!

(Bill W) June 29, 2015 – Bryan Clauson and the Elk Grove Ford Matt Wood Racing #17w are in the midst of a busy racing schedule that saw them in Ohio and Knoxville, Iowa last weekend. It will be another busy week, as the team will compete with the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas Wednesday before a big $5,000 to win event at the Huset’s Speedway with the FVP National Sprint League on Friday. The NSL will also be back at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday.

A week ago, the team competed during Ohio Speedweek with the All Stars at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville. “We went out fairly early and that helped,” says Bryan of his qualifying effort (19th overall). “It wasn’t horrible, but we didn’t catch the invert in our group. It was another place we hadn’t seen, and we only had one lap of qualifying. That left us some work.”

Starting sixth in his heat, he wasn’t able to make the fifth and final transfer. “We were three-wide coming to the line for the transfer in the heat…we just didn’t get it done,” says Bryan. “In the B, we were able to run up into a transfer spot and had a flat. We weren’t spectacular, but we were going to be good enough to get in the show. That made it frustrating.”

The Noblesville, Indiana driver fared better on Tuesday night at Sharon Speedway near Hartford.

“I think we qualified second in our group,” says Bryan. “We were fourth overall in hot laps. We had a good car from the start. Heats were a little one-lane, and we ended up where we started in third.”

That would set Bryan up outside of row eight for the feature. “We were able to get a couple on the start,” he says. “We picked cars off throughout the race, and I think we ended up the hard-charger. We were able to get to eighth there by the end. It was a good finish for us, and a great rebound from Wayne County.”

On Wednesday the All Stars moved down to Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe. “We didn’t qualify the greatest,” says Bryan. “We went out late, but at the same time, we were fifth in our group. We just kind of missed it in the heat too. I didn’t get a good start, and the car wasn’t quite where it needed to be.”

Things started clicking in the B before Bryan ran out of laps. “We kind of got it turned around in the B,” he says. “We figured out what we needed to do there. We were able to work up to fifth, and just ran out of time actually. We were buried a little too deep and needed another lap. We threw a ‘Hail Mary’ at the checkered but it wasn’t enough.”

It was good to get back racing with the NSL at Knoxville on Saturday night, and it showed in qualifying with the fourth quickest time of the night. “It honestly felt like one of our better nights at Knoxville,” says Bryan. “We haven’t been the best on the slicker tracks at Knoxville with our qualifying. I was really proud that we laid down a good lap with the track as slow as it was running high 15’s. It was a good effort for us. The car was good in the heat as well, and we were able to make it through there.”

Unfortunately, track conditions weren’t ideal in the main event. Bryan made the redraw and started outside row three. “We had a little bit of trouble on take-off in the feature,” he says. “We stumbled a little and got swarmed on the start. The track rubbered up on lap two, and we weren’t able to recover (finishing 12th). It was a bummer, obviously. We were hoping to finish the night the way we started it.”

Bryan and crew chief Shane Bowers are learning on the go with their new team. “As we’re growing and trying to get better, we’re trying a lot of different things,” says Bryan. “We found some different things on the engine side that are good in some areas, but not necessarily on take-offs. We’re going back to the drawing board a little bit with that this week.”

Matt Wood Racing would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Quick Lane, Fuel Safe, Schoenfeld and Vortex Wings!

To follow the Matt Wood Racing’s progress online, visit www.ColeWoodRacing.com!

Follow Bryan Clauson online at www.BryanClauson.com!

 

 

Netto Returns to KWS Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA: Winning his first KWS feature event of his career just a few weeks back, DJ Netto wasted little time making a return trip to victory lane with the series, as he picked up his second KWS win on Friday night in dramatic fashion.

“It was an awesome night, and it is kind of surreal to win a race in that fashion,” DJ Netto explained.

With 23 cars on hand Friday night at the Ocean Speedway, Netto would just narrowly miss the heat race inversion as he timed his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Pars No. 88n machine in 13th fastest.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, the Hanford, CA wheelman would work from his fifth starting spot to finish in the third spot and safely transfer into the night’s feature even, where he gridded the field from the seventh row.

On the very well prepared ¼ mile, Netto was patient as he worked his way forward, and was able to take advantage of a few double file restarts. As he worked towards the top-five, he took advantage of a restart on the 25th lap, as he would surge into the second spot, and set his sights on race leader, Tyler Walker.

Slowly cutting into Walker’s lead, Netto would make up ground in a big way after taking the white flag. In what was his fastest lap of the race, Netto would come from several car lengths getting into turns three and four and executed a text book slide job, and then beat Walker back to the stripe to claim the victory in front of a jubilant crowd.

“I could see that I was catching him running that line I was running, and I actually didn’t think I was close enough to pull off the pass, but I went for it, and it worked,” Netto added.

Taking the momentum from his win to the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night, Netto would open his night up by timing in fourth fastest before finishing third in his heat race.

A seventh place finish in the dash, would see Netto line the King Racing Products/Vande Pol Enterprises backed entry up in the fourth row for the feature event. Having some issues under the hood in the feature event, Netto admitted it did not allow him to start and restart well, but he was able to stay the course, and pick up a fifth place finish.

“We have had some horrible luck this year, but it was awesome to have a weekend like we just had,” Netto said. “We were fast both nights, and to get a win and a fifth place finish is huge for us. I really want to thank everyone that has continued to support us.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, King Racing Products, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Netto will enjoy the 4th of July Holiday before returning to the Ocean Speedway July 10th and 11th for two more nights of action.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-3, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-9

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

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‘The Catfish’ Second At Dusty Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Greg DeCaires once again found himself in a duel with Andy Gregg for the race win, but on this night the Elk Grove, CA driver would come up just short as he would take the checkered flag in the second position.

“We got close to Andy Gregg a few times, but we came up just short and ended up second which is still a very good night,” DeCaires said.

Continuing to prove a very good qualifier in 2015, DeCaires would kick his night off by setting the standard in qualifications aboard the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Foothill 7 TV/RedHawk Casino backed No. 4SA entry.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the reigning track champion would finish in the third spot and solidify his spot in the nightly redraw as the four pill put him in the second row for the 25-lap battle.

High temperatures mixed with the California water situation would make for an extremely slick track, making drivers show their ability to finesse the throttle and work the brake pedal.

After an opening lap caution, DeCaires would jump into the second spot as he chased after Andy Gregg for the first seven laps until the caution flag flew. The ensuing restart would see Gregg get away from DeCaires, but the savvy veteran would patiently reel him back in as they got into lapped traffic, only to see the caution flag fly on the 13th lap.

The next restart would see DeCaires feel pressure from third running Justyn Cox, as the leaders again got into traffic very quick. Continuing to hold the second spot, the pressure from Cox would allow the race leader to scoot away as DeCaires continued to navigate through thick traffic.

In the closing laps, DeCaires would work on getting back to Gregg, but he would be unable to do so, as he closed his ninth race of the season with his ninth Top-Five finish.

“It was a technical track, but we had a really good car,” DeCaires said. “I really have to thank Dale and Bill for all of their hard work, and hopefully we can get to victory lane this weekend for the big July 4th celebration.”

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Foothill 7 TV, RedHawk Casino, Halk Equipment Rentals, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 9, Wins- 4, Top-5’s-9, Top-10’s-9

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will be back at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the annual July 4th showdown.

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Schank Scores Wine Country Classic Win

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Calistoga, CA)- Looking like the man to beat in April at the Calistoga Speedway with the Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos, Terry Schank was able to fend off a late charge from Gary Nelson, Jr to score the win on Saturday night.

With 16 cars on hand for the series’ second and final event at the historic ½ mile facility, Terry Schank and Gary Nelson, Jr would lead the field to green, with Schank getting the early nod.

With Schank out front, Nelson kept him in his sights as he ran in the second spot. Elsewhere in the field April’s feature event winner, Colton Slack was making some moves from his fourth row starting spot as he could get through turns three and four better than anyone.

Making a couple of bold moves, Slack worked into the third spot, as Klint Simpson, Shane Myhre and Joe Stornetta flanked him.

With a couple of caution flags sprinkled into the 20-lap affair, Schank continued to be the man to beat up front, as he ran a very strong race. In the closing laps however, Gary Nelson, Jr’s machine was seemingly getting stronger and he began to noticeably cut into the Schank’s lead.

Pulling up to Schank’s rear bumper, Nelson would try everything he could to pull off the late race dramatics, but simply could not find away around the Santa Rosa, CA driver, as Schank took the win with Nelson settling for second. Colton Slack would hang on to third, Simpson fourth, and Joe Stornetta would round out the Top-Five.

In preliminary action on this night, Schank would get things started with quick time honors while heat race wins went to Nelson and Stornetta. Schank would win the dash, and earn the right to start on the pole for the 20-lap feature event.

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will take this weekend off before heading to the Ocean Speedway on July 11th for the Howard Kaeding Classic.

WINNERS: Joe Stornetta (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 7th), Colton Slack (Calistoga Speedway on April 12th), Joe Stornetta (Placerville Speedway on May 30th), Austin Liggett (Stockton Dirt Track on June 13th), Terry Schank, (Calistoga Speedway on June 27th).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS SPRINT CAR SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2015, the series will operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 12 races scattered at six different tracks.

 

 

Swindell Closes Month with Jason Johnson Racing by Posting Top 10 at Beaver Dam

Inside Line Promotions - BEAVER DAM, Wis. (June 29, 2015) - Sammy Swindell wrapped up his month-long stint with Jason Johnson Racing by producing a top-10 finish last Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway.

It marked the fourth top 10 during the month for Swindell, who filled in for the team on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tour while Johnson recovered from an injury.

"I'm sure they learned a lot and it gave me some time to get running again," Swindell said. "I had a good time. I think they have a good direction to go in now. It should give Jason a good spring board. We've got the cars and the motors rolling well."

Swindell's final night with the team began with a sixth-place qualifying run, which was one spot out of locking into the dash by qualifying through a heat race.

"It started out real good because we were fastest in the practice," he said. "I didn't run the right line for qualifying and could have picked up a bit. We got beat out by two guys by a thousandth of a second so we didn't get to run the dash to work on our setup."

Swindell finished third in a heat race to garner the ninth starting position for the main event.

"We took a little shot at doing some things different in the feature and we went a little too far," he said. "We should have made a couple of bar changes. That would have worked well with the direction we went."

Swindell battled inside the top 10 for most of the race before posting a 10th-place result.

Last week began on Wednesday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., where Swindell qualified fifth quickest and placed fourth in a heat race to advance into the dash. He finished third in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We got the car a little too tight," he said. "We made some changes and it was all positive. We just needed to do a couple more things. We went in the wrong direction and we lost a couple of inches of stagger, which didn't help either. I really didn't get passed too many times when we were racing, but the restarts were terrible and I couldn't get going. I just hung onto it."

Swindell ended with a 12th-place result.

Friday's event at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, was rained out.

Swindell will take the next couple of weekends off before making his debut with CJB Motorsports July 17-18 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the 32nd annual Kings Royal.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 24 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (3); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: 12 (3).

June 27 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 10 (9).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 17-18 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the 32nd annual Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com.

"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Energy Release, High Performance Lubricants, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers and Driver Websites for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tom Harris announces Sprint Car campaign in the US

Brit commits to Bob East chassis for multi race campaign through the summer

Leading British stock car driver Tom Harris will make his race debut in Sprint Cars, the US’ most prestigious short oval category this summer. Harris, 26, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, has purchased a front running Bob East chassis to tackle three events (Gas City, Jul 10th, Kokomo Jul 11th and Lawrenceburg Jul 12th) in the USAC Sprint Week in the Amsoil National Sprint Championship before returning in late July/August to compete in a further six events. The switch to US racing follows Harris’ successful debut in the lower Midget category in January and marks the first time in the modern era that a British driver has entered the Sprint Car category that regularly sees top drivers from NASCAR and Indycars.

“We talked at the start of the year about making the switch to racing in the US as the best way to progress my career. We’ve won pretty much everything we can here in the UK and had to stop talking about and just do it,” says Harris. “This is a major commitment from Tom Harris Motorsport and my supporters including J Davidson, Neil Stuchbury Motors R&C Metals, Carbody, PRG Utilities, Elan PR and Lucas Oils to make this happen. After working well with Bob East at the Chili Bowl, it was the right move to continue that relationship and we will run the car with a British crew from his workshop. There is a lot to learn but with Bob guiding us, we will get to grips with it quickly.”

Harris will return to the UK during the summer to qualify for the BriSCA F1 stock car World Final and will continue to support his UK customers but ultimately sees a brighter future in the US. “From the test in late 2014 and then the Chili Bowl, we’ve seen the huge opportunities available to forge a professional career in the US,” adds Harris. “We’ve reached the limit in what we can do build-wise with the cars in UK and we have won nearly every title as a driver or constructor. Now we move on and take on the best the rest of the world has to offer.”

 

 

Bruce Jr. Sweeps Weekend in Kansas to Extend Winning Streak to Three Races

Inside Line Promotions - PARK CITY, Kan. (June 29, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. has accomplished something most drivers are only able to dream about.

Bruce Jr. swept a pair of NCRA and ASCS Red River Region co-sanctioned events in Kansas last weekend to extend his winning streak to three straight races.

"The only time I've done that is dating back to my micro days," he said. "It's a big accomplishment winning any sprint car race at any part of the country. The equipment is so good and the competition is so tough that any time you can get a win, let alone two, it's a big accomplishment. It's a testament to how good of a car we had."

Bruce Jr., who piloted the Ochs Brothers No. 1x, kicked off the weekend on Saturday by winning a heat race at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City during the Steve King Memorial. That put him third highest in overall points to garner the third starting position for the main event.

"It took us a few laps to get the lead," he said. "They reworked the top of the race track and the top was the fastest way around. Once it started widened out we were able to maneuver around and get the lead. I had a tough battle with C.J. Johnson. He passed us in traffic and I passed him back one lap later."

Bruce Jr. led a majority of the feature before capturing the monumental victory.

"It was really special," he said. "It's a race that means a lot to me and my family and everyone in Southwest Kansas. Steve was such a great friend to everyone. To be able to be part of the race that we helped start and to go actually win it in a Jetmore, Kan., based car meant a lot for us. It was one of my most sentimental victories that I've ever had."

The momentum continued to roll on Sunday at 81 Speedway, where Bruce Jr. claimed a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. Once again he ranked third in points to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"I didn't really get a good start and rode around in third biding my time," he said. "I was able to get around Jake Martens for second. We got into lapped traffic and I took the lead, but a caution came out so they put us behind J.D. Johnson. I was nervous after that restart about whether I could get back into the lead. Fortunately we got back into lapped traffic and I was able to take lead with six or seven laps to go."

The win marked a complete weekend sweep as the team conquered both heat races and features.

Bruce Jr. is slated to be off until the 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals Aug. 6-8 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. However, he is open to opportunities to compete in the meantime.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 27 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (3).

June 28 - 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 3 wins, 7 top fives, 14 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 6-8 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past few years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

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Rilat Caps 44th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with Fifth-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 29, 2015) - Travis Rilat produced a consistent weekend during the 44th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup.

Rilat, who was piloting the No. 39c for Richard Saumure, captured a pair of fifth-place results and he finished in the top 10 during all three Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races at Skagit Speedway, where more than 50 drivers competed.

"It wasn't bad for sure, but I would have liked to have been on the podium," he said. "Everything is so competitive you really have to have your car dialed in. While we had a good car, we had to have a great car."

The weekend kicked off last Thursday with Rilat rallying from eighth to fourth place during a heat race. That earned him enough points to lock into the feature, which he started on the inside of the eighth row.

"Track position was key all weekend, but you had to get your car perfect as well," he said. "Getting the car dialed in was really, really important. We knew we were going to have to do some digging. To get in the top 10 was satisfying."

Rilat maneuvered from 15th to a ninth-place result.

The team returned to the high-banked track on Friday for the second preliminary night, which Rilat opened by winning his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That made him the high-points driver and earned a spot in the feature redraw. Unfortunately, Rilat pulled the third-highest number - six - to line up on the outside of the third row.

"I probably had a good third-place car," he said. "I just didn't move around a couple of cars when I should have. We gave up a couple of positions that night."

Rilat battled within the top five for the entire race before finishing fifth.

The combined points from the preliminary nights ranked Rilat sixth overall, which started him sixth during Saturday's 40-lap, $15,000-to-win feature.

"The car was pretty good at the first of the race," he said. "Things were looking hopeful that we'd get a podium, but we faded later in the race. We were a little free toward the end of it."

Rilat posted a fifth-place result, which marked his ninth top five of the season.

He and Saumure will tackle the 61st annual Gold Cup this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Albert, Canada.

"We've done well at that track," Rilat said. "We expect nothing less than a win."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 9 (15).

June 26 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 5 (6).

June 27 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Feature: 5 (6).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Albert, Canada, for the 61st annual Gold Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

VIDEO -

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

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"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.

 

 

Sides Sets New Track Record at I-96, Adds Two More Top-10 Finishes

Inside Line Promotions - BEAVER DAM, Wis. (June 29, 2015) - Jason Sides created momentum last week with a new track record and a pair of top-10 finishes.

"It all started out with that new track record and went from there," he said. "We had a good week all around. I think it's real critical because that keeps your momentum going."

The week began last Wednesday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., where Sides set quick time during qualifying for the first time this season. It was also the fastest official lap in the history of the track.

"I think we just hit it right," he said. "The track looked wet, but as the cars went around there it peeled it up and made it more or less crumbs like a motocross track and a berm. It was real loose and fluffy. The more we qualified the bigger that cushion got. I just had a really good qualifying run."

Sides then finished fourth in a heat race to lock himself into the dash, where he placed seventh to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"It was real racy," he said. "There was a top and a bottom. We battled with different cars, but always ended up in the same spot. We raced really hard with Christopher Bell for about 10 or 15 laps. I think if we had a few more laps we could have got a couple more cars."

Sides battled just outside the top five for most of the race before posting a sixth-place result.

He ventured to Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday following Friday's rain out at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

"We got qualified for the front row of a heat race, which was good," he said. "The bottom was just so much better than the outside. On the start (the polesitter) got a good run. He had much better forward bite and got the jump. I tried to slide him going into turn one, but he got around before I got to him and that was it."

Sides, who qualified ninth quickest, finished where he started - second - during a heat race to advance into the main event.

"It went green for 36 laps and then we had a caution with four laps to go," he said. "We were really good around the bottom. There was passing on the track, but the guys running the top were slipping and sliding. We were working around the bottom pretty good and got to seventh. The car was a little tight on that restart and David Gravel got by."

Sides finished eighth, which marked his third straight top-10 result.

He is slated to compete this Wednesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the O'Reilly Auto Parts presents the Outlaws at Lakeside and Friday and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 24 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 7 (6); Feature: 6 (7).

June 27 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 23 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the O'Reilly Auto Parts presents the Outlaws at Lakeside and Friday and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, Clean Seal, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, FSR Radiators, East Coast Logistics, Jim Schuhknecht, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Des Moines on Thursday up Next!

 (Bill W) June 29, 2015 – The visit by the FVP National Sprint League to the Knoxville Raceway last Saturday brought out the best as usual. Unfortunately, for Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team, a slip in qualifying made for a tough feature that saw rubber lay down early. This week, the team plans on running with the Sprint Invaders at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines Thursday, before double duty in both the 410 and 360 cars at Knoxville on Saturday. The NSL will be returning to Knoxville for that event on the 4th of July.

The West Burlington, Iowa driver went out in the first group of qualifying Saturday at Knoxville. “Going out early can hurt you as much as help some nights,” says Josh. “A couple 360’s went out late and made the bottom work. I messed up on my first lap in three and four and really scrubbed some speed off. Trying to go to the bottom on the second lap…it just wasn’t the place to be when we were out there. That killed us. It was a misjudgment on my part and that happens.”

Being 21st quick, meant that Jos would start on the pole of the first heat. “We were really nice in the heat race,” he says. “We were little tight, but we were o.k. I didn’t get the jump into turn one that I wanted to. (Terry) McCarl was able to get a run on us and slide into second. The transfer is what matters in the heat, and we were able to finish third.”

Starting inside row ten in the feature, he made up some ground early, and would checker 16th. “The rubber really got us,” says Josh. “We had moved up four or five spots right off the bat. We were really working nice up against the fence. I thought we had a chance at some more cars, but once the rubber laid down, we had to get in line.”

The team is ready for a busy weekend. “We have Des Moines on Thursday,” says Josh. “If things go well there, we’ll run double duty at Knoxville on Saturday. I didn’t really realize it, but that’s Twin Features for the 360’s on Saturday. That will put a lot on our plate, but I think that will work out well for us.”

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

 

 

Hard Work Pays Off For Gravel and Team

PETERSEN MEDIA: Putting a frustrating week behind them, and rolling out a new car over the weekend, David Gravel and his Destiny Motorsports team were able to pick up two Top-10 finishes as the World of Outlaws were in action at the I96 Speedway and the Beaver Dam Raceway.

“We rolled out a new car that we built after last week, and we were all pleased with how it reacted, and how we ran,” Gravel said. “We still would like to be a little better, but this was a step in the right direction for our entire team.”

Hitting the I-96 Speedway on Wednesday night in Lake Odessa, MI, Gravel would get the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine timed in ninth fastest before finishing second during his heat race.

Just missing out on the dash, the Watertown, CT driver would grid the field in the sixth row for the 35-lap feature event. On the slicked off surface, Gravel would search around the speedway looking for grip as he ran inside the Top-10 during the duration of the feature vent.

A hefty cushion would build up during the course of the night, and as the night clicked off, much of the field would have their right rear tires planted against it, and passing would become scarce. Able to slide up in front of a couple competitors, Gravel would close his night with a ninth place finish.

With Mother Nature picking up yet another win on Friday night, Gravel and company would head to Beaver Dam, WI where they would take to the Beaver Dam Raceway.

Timing in fourth fastest on this night, Gravel would finish fourth in heat race action, but would earn a spot in the dash based on his qualifying effort. Contact with Shane Stewart would see Gravel spin his machine to a stop in turn four, and he would ultimately finish eight, putting him in the fourth row for the feature event.

Slipping back to the ninth spot as the race went green, Gravel would chase after Donny Schatz and Paul McMahan who raced in front of his on the slick 1/3 mile Beaver Dam Raceway.

As the laps clicked away in the 40-lap feature event, Gravel would work his way by a few cars in thick lapped traffic, as he worked up to the seventh spot, where he finished.

“I really want to thank everyone involved with this team for everything they do for me,” Gravel added. “We have all worked hard the last few weeks, and we are heading in the right direction with some huge races coming up.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rod End Supply, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and David Gravel are in action Wednesday night at the Lakeside Speedway before the Boot Hill Showdown at the Dodge City Raceway Park this Friday and Saturday night.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-47, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-14

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with David, you can follow him on twitter @DavidGravel83, or by clicking over to www.davidgravel89.com.

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Madsen Has Strong Week With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- The Keneric Racing/American Racing team put together another impressive week of racing with the World of Outlaws as ‘The Mad Man’, Kerry Madsen, picked up a third place finish on Wednesday night at the I-96 Speedway before a sixth place effort at the Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night.

“This team has been strong as of late, and it was great to get on the podium on Wednesday night,” Madsen said. “We had a great night going on Saturday, but I just made some mistakes in traffic, and it cost this entire team a top finish.”

Taking to the I-96 Speedway on Wednesday night for the NAPA Rumble, Madsen timed the Keneric Racing/American Racing Custom Wheels No. 29 machine in 12th fastest.

Just making the heat race inversion, Madsen would take advantage of a prime starting spot in his heat race, and go on to grab the win, and move into the night’s dash where a sixth place effort would put in him the third row for the 35-lap feature event.

On an extremely slick surface, Madsen would take a liking to the thick cushion that developed around the track as he quickly jumped into the fourth spot as he chased after Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser and Brad Sweet.

With Kinser running the middle, Madsen would get off the cushion at the halfway point, and slide his American Racing backed machine up into the third spot as he continued to chase after the lead duo.

A late caution would bunch the field up, and Madsen was able to jump into the second spot, as he flanked Schatz only to see the yellow flag waive again. Sliding into the lead on the restart, Schatz would counter the St Marys, NSW driver’s move, and he would fall back to the second spot.

Getting into the cushion a little too hot in the race’s closing laps, Madsen would open to door for Sweet, and would fall to the third spot, where he would finish.

Rain would force the series to cancel Friday’s event at the 34 Raceway, and the series returned to action on Saturday night at the Beaver Dam Raceway.

Starting on the front row of the 40-lap feature event by way of his Dash win, Madsen would fall to the second spot as Shane Stewart jumped to the early lead. Slipping back to third in the early stages of the race, Madsen would surge to the lead on the 12th lap, as the race was run at a blistering pace.

Running up front, the leaders would find themselves in dense traffic, and it did not work out for Madsen as he surrendered the lead on the 27th lap. Simply guessing wrong in traffic in the closing laps, Madsen would end his weekend with a sixth place effort.

“Saturday night was disappointing, especially with the car that we had,” Madsen said. “The driver made some mistakes and got in the way of a good car. Huge thanks to the American Racing staff for supporting this team, and we are trying very hard to get into victory lane for them, as well as the entire Gavranich family back in Australia.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-56, Wins-6, Top-5’s-29, Top 10’s-48

ON TAP: Madsen and the Keneric Racing/American Racing team will be in action on Wednesday night at the Lakeside Speedway before a double header at the Dodge City Raceway Park this Friday and Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

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Gregg Garners First Victory of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Finishing second during his most recent start two weeks ago, Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team were one spot better on Saturday night, as Gregg was great on an extremely slicked off Placerville Speedway as he picked up his first win of the season.

“This team has been working hard all year long, and it is great to finally get a win for everyone involved,” Andy Gregg said. “We have some great partners aligned with us, and this win is for them as much as it is for us.”

From his front row starting position, Gregg would hook up in an early battle with track rival, Greg DeCaires, as the duo battle for the lead on what was an extremely slick Placerville Speedway surface.

Breaking away from DeCaires, Gregg would begin to open us his lead aboard the Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Toyota/New Gen Landscape Management No. 14r machine, only to see the caution flag fly on the seventh lap, and bunch the field back up.

The next six-lap green flag run saw Gregg again get the jump he needed as he pulled away from the field, and hit his marks as he tip-toes around the track only to see the caution fly on lap 13.

Again getting a very strong restart, Gregg would open up another comfortable lead as he got into thick lapped traffic on the 17th lap. Cautiously working his way through traffic, Gregg was able to keep DeCaires at bay as he picked up his first win of the season, giving him 20 over the duration of his career.

“With the way the track was I just had to be cautious and not make any mistakes,” Gregg added. “The guys gave me a great car, and I am happy with the way things played out, and happy to get the monkey off of our back.”

Gregg got his night started off by timing the Nail It Roofing/Carroll Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Awards backed entry in fourth fastest, before finishing second in his heat race.

Andy and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Toyota, New Gen Landscape Management, Nail It Roofing, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., HJS Consulting, Poor’s Equipment Repair, CTL Forrest Management, K&T Fab, K&N Products, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Factory Kahne Shocks, Hinchman Indy, and Hansen Machine for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Gregg and the Russell Motorsports No. 14r team will return to action on Saturday night for the Annual Fourth of July Spectacular at the Placerville Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7

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

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Richard Vander Weerd Wins USAC Thriller at Keller Auto Speedway

Ennis, Nichols, and DeArmond Also Take Home Hardware

Hanford, CA- Playing host to the USAC West Coast 360’s on Saturday night, fans at the Keller Auto Speedway were treated to a great night of racing as Richard Vander Weerd made a last lap, last corner pass to pick up the race win. In the supporting divisions, wins would go to Chris Ennis, Loren DeArmond, and Josh Nichols.

When the USAC West Coast 360’s feature event came to life, it was second row starter, Mike Spencer, jumping out to the early lead, as Danny Faria and Richard Vander Weerd wasted no time getting to front.

A very racy 3/8 mile surface greeted the racers, and drivers had multiple line options as the fast and furious feature event got into lapped traffic quickly. As Spencer continued to lead the way up front, he would feel heavy pressure from Danny Faria, as Richard Vander Weerd had a front row seat of the action in the third spot.

With Spencer using the high side of the speedway, Faria took a liking to the bottom, and was able to take the lead for good after a torrid battle on the 18th lap.

With the top three racing wheel-to-wheel in lapped traffic, Vander Weerd would use the cushion to get around Spencer for the second spot on lap 20, as the non-stop affair continued at a quick pace.

Chasing down Danny Faria, Vander Weerd would continue to relentlessly work up top. Taking the white flag in the second spot, Vander Weerd would pull along side the race leader heading down the back stretch, and staying committed to the top coming out of turn four, Vander Weerd would bring the crowd to their feet as he was able to get the bite he was looking for and pick up the win in thrilling fashion.

Faria would hang on to finish in the second spot, while Brody Roa, Mike Spencer, and Trey Marcham rounded out the Top-Five.

Not to be out done, the RaceSaver 305 feature event would come down to a very exciting finish. Jessie Mack would jump into the lead on the sixth lap, as Blake Robertson and Chris Ennis would run in the second and third.

Mack would see his sizeable lead disappear, as Robertson was able to reel him in. As the duo battled for the lead, they would get together and bring out the caution with just five laps to go. A light car count would see Robertson jump back into the third spot on the restart, as he took second on lap 23 as he chased after new leader, Chris Ennis. With Robertson closing in on Ennis on the last lap, Ennis was able to fend him off and win by less than a car length, as Blaine Fagundes, and Jesse Mack rounded out the top five.

Josh Nichols dominated the Mini Stock feature event. From his front row starting spot, Nichols would get on the loud pedal when he saw the green flag, and not look back as he led from flag to flag in what was also a non stop feature event. Larry Huber would pick up the second place finish while Jared Plumlee, Shawn Schwartzenberger, and Andrew Boydstun completed the top-five in this division.

After picking up the feature event win when the IMCA Stock Cars were last at the track back in April, Loren DeArmond returned to victory lane on Saturday night after a wild feature event. Able to avoid a couple of multi car wrecks, DeArmond was able to grab the win over Troy Patee.

ON TAP- Racing will return to the Keller Auto Speedway on July 24th as the King of Kings 360’s, IMCA Mods and IMCA Sport Mods compete in the third ‘Battle For The Milk Can’ event.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Keller Auto Speedway by visiting the website at www.kellerautospeedway.com, by following us on Twitter @KellerAutoSpeed, or by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite. The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

 

 

Zearfoss Looks Ahead After Tough Start to Speedweek

Will Return to PA Speedweek Trail on Wednesday at Hagerstown

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (June 29th, 2015) - After a pair of tough finishes during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Jake’s Wayback Burgers, Brock Zearfoss will spend two nights away from competition before rejoining the speedweek trail on Wednesday, July 1st. Zearfoss, driver of the familiar Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckley’s Limestone, no. 3Z ‘410’ sprint car, entered Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek action on Friday, June 26th at Williams Grove Speedway and again on Sunday, June 28th at the Path Valley Speedway Park; qualifying for both main events but only averaging a 17th place performance. Despite disappointment, Zearfoss still looks forward to rejoining speedweek action in northern Maryland on Wednesday.

“It’s tough out here” said Zearfoss, “We’ve been struggling a little bit so far. We are racing against the toughest teams in Pennsylvania and you have to be almost perfect every time you hit the track. Regardless, we are still learning a lot and we hope to use that from here on out. We have to put ourselves in a little better position and that starts with qualifying. We’ll be mentally ready for the rest of the week. I had some work obligations early in the week but we’ll be ready for Wednesday.”

Brock Zearfoss will visit the Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Wednesday evening, July 1st. Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek will then move on to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 2nd; featuring the $7,000-to-win ‘Kevin Gobrecht Memorial.’ The $10,000-to-win ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ will be hosted at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday night, July 3rd. The 25th edition of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Jake’s Wayback Burgers will conclude with back to back visits to blazing fast half-mile ovals beginning with the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 4th. Speedweek will conclude on Sunday, July 5th at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

“We have plenty of racing left this week” said Zearfoss, “We’ve had some solid finishes in the past at a few of the tracks we visit the rest of the week. We’re going to keep working hard and try to get this ‘3Z’ up front.”

The ‘Jonestown Jet’ finished 18th during main event action at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26th, followed by a 16th place performance at the Path Valley Speedway Park on Sunday, June 28th.

Fans can learn more about ‘Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek’ online at www.paspeedweeks.com.

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned first top-five finish of the 2015 season on Saturday evening, May 23rd at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania

2015 Wins: N/A

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

 

 

Mercer Doubleheader Next for Cody Bova! Bova Continues 2015 Mercer Title Chase

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Struthers, Ohio (June 29th, 2015) - After losing an entire weekend of competition due to Mother Nature, Cody Bova and Bova Racing will move ahead to a potential doubleheader weekend in western Pennsylvania. The J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, no. 20B ‘305’ sprint car team will prepare for a visit to the Mercer Raceway Park this Friday and Saturday; entering two consecutive ‘305’ sprint car programs in search of win number four of 2015.

“The weather has been a mess” said Bova, “We’ve lost a lot of races this season. The weekend ahead has the potential to be really busy for us so hopefully that follows through. We just want to race.”

Cody Bova will visit the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania this Friday and Saturday, July 3rd & 4th. The Mercer oval will host back to back full programs for the ‘305’ sprint cars, or ‘Outlaw Sprint Warriors,’ as they co-headline the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint car events during Independence Day weekend. Bova is a two-time main event winner at Mercer Raceway Park in 2015 and continues to lead the way in the current ‘Outlaw Sprint Warriors’ track championship title chase. The Struthers, Ohio native is hunting for a career-first track championship.

“It will be fun racing on the same card as the All Stars this weekend at Mercer” said Bova, “This is a great opportunity for our class to race in front of some new fans. I’m sure the speedway will be packed which will make it even more exciting for us. We have to be solid on both nights. Our goal is to continue our consistency and eventually earn a track championship.”

Bova will enter the upcoming weekend with a six point cushion in the Mercer Raceway Park standings over George Hobaugh. The twenty-one-year-old owns three victories during ‘305’ sprint car competition in 2015; two at Mercer Raceway Park and one at the Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville, Pennsylvania.

To learn more about this weekend’s program at Mercer Raceway Park, please visit the speedway live on the web at www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Fans can keep up with Cody Bova during his entire 2015 campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Bova Racing on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @codybracing and Facebook: Here!

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2015 Highlights: Earned third victory of 2015 season on Friday, June 19th at the Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville, PA

2015 Wins: 3 (2 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

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Cody Bova and Bova Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, KAPtured by Kirstie Photography, Welding Tech, Fully Injected Motorsports

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WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY’S 50th BIRTHDAY PARTY SET FOR JULY 11TH

Orrville, Ohio By Mike Swanger

It all started 50 years ago on June 26th, 1965 with the dream of Pete Jacobs and others to build a racetrack for the racers finally ready to open for the first time. And now here we are, after many highs and lows that the speedway has endured throughout it’s storied history, we get ready to celebrate it’s 50th season! A big birthday bash will take place on Saturday, July 11th to celebrate Wayne County Speedway’s 50th season of racing. Many events are scheduled throughout the evening as many former drivers and car owners have been invited to attend the celebration. A 50 pound birthday cake with a picture of the race track on the top of the cake will be made. During the night, Race Car Bingo will be played as all spectators will receive a bingo card with the first person getting a ‘Bingo’ will win $50 and the first person getting the 4 corners will win $50. There will be a $50 Kids Gold Rush, a Hot Dog Eating Contest that will pat $50 to the winner plus other games and prizes including 50 giveaways and more. Also all night long, it will be 50 cent Hot Dogs. The racing action on the track will be Mid Season Championships for all the class’ with double points up for the drivers. The month of July will start off with a bang on Saturday, July 4th as the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds roll in for the first time this season with the Stars & Stripes 30 with $3,000 to the feature winner. Making their second appearance of the year will be the Sweeney Rush Late Models with $1,500 to their feature winner and a driver will go home with a brand new engine worth $5,800. Also in action will be the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Aamco Transmission Super Stocks, the WQKT Mini Stocks will be doing double features, with the Mini Wedges and the Flat Track Karts also in competition. The second week end of the Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway’s Super Late Model Series will be the headline of Saturday, July 18th races. The Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Mini Wedges and Flat Track Carts will also be in action on that night at WCS. The Super Late Models Series will be at ARP on Friday night, July 17th. The month of July will close out with regular racing for all class’ on the 25th Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway for all the information on and about the track.

 

 

Herrera Charges to Top Five at Dirt Cup During First Race at Skagit in 20-Plus Years

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 29, 2015) - Although it had been more than 20 years since Johnny Herrera competed at Skagit Speedway, the veteran maneuvered to a top five during Saturday's 44th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup.

Herrera, who last raced at the high-banked track in 1994 with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, charged from 15th to post a fourth-place result on Saturday during the inaugural Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

"It was good for us," he said. "We worked hard on Thursday and Friday to get in that position. I figured a top five was doable and at one point during the race I thought possibly a podium finish wasn't out of the question."

The weekend began last Thursday as Herrera advanced from seventh to fifth place during a heat race on the narrow track. That relegated him to a B Main, where he finished fifth to miss a transfer by only two positions.

"Thursday night was kind of an off night," he said. "I hadn't been there in many years. It just wasn't good enough. We kept making some improvements. I was good enough to hold my own if I started in the first row or two, but starting in the back I wasn't good enough to drive by guys."

Things improved on Friday as Herrera maneuvered from fifth to third place during a heat race. That locked him into the 11th starting position for the main event.

"We got our car rolling and got ourselves up to eighth in the feature," he said. "I thought we had a better car, but that's what we settled for. I thought that'd still put us in a B Main on Saturday, but it was enough to lock us into the main event."

Once preliminary points were tabulated Herrera ranked 15th overall, which lined him up on the inside of the eighth row for Saturday's 40-lap, $15,000-to-win feature.

"The track from Friday to Saturday wasn't a whole lot different," he said. "We left the car identical and just raced it. Plus, 40 laps helped. The longer the races I seem to go better."

Herrera powered from his 15th starting position to earn a fourth-place result, which marked his 11th top five of the season.

Prior to the trip to the Northwest Herrera wrapped up the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek with a seventh-place finish in the standings.

Herrera was battling for a top five on June 19 at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., but another competitor collided with him. The impact knocked the front end out of Herrera's car and he was credited with a 19th-place place.

A miss on the setup the ensuing night at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., ended with Herrera finishing 11th in the main event.

"It was just racing," he said. "We had a little misfortune on the race track at Salina and some bad choices by the driver/crew chief at Lucas Oil Speedway."

Herrera, who ranks third in the championship standings, will compete this Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., for the Fred Brownfield Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 17 (9).

June 20 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 11 (14).

June 25 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 5 (5).

June 26 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 8 (11).

June 27 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Feature: 4 (15).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., for the Fred Brownfield Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping.

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"I highly recommend everyone to use ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems," Herrera said. "Not only are they extremely safe, but also are very comfortable."

Herrera would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, Print Place, Competition Suspension Inc., FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Bevins, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash and Smiley's Racing Products for their continued support.

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Steve Kinser Ready for World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 29, 2015) – An already stellar event just got that much better, as Steve Kinser will make one of his rare 2015 World of Outlaws appearances in this weekend’s “Boothill Showdown” at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The “King of the Outlaws” will be among the field of elite World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas for both nights this Friday and Saturday, July 3-4.

With tickets going quickly, fans can still obtain their weekend tickets in advance at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=160. Those purchasing a two-day package will receive a free fan pit pass.

Kinser, the 20-time series champion, is familiar with victory lane at Dodge City Raceway Park as well with two of his 577 career WoO triumphs taking place in Dodge City.

Kinser’s most recent “Boothill Showdown” came on June 22, 2012, the year that he and son Kraig split Showdown honors. He first gunned down Dodge City honors exactly eight years earlier on June 22, 2004.

Since the all-Kinser version of the Boothill Showdown in 2012, Dodge City Raceway Park has turned into Daryn Pittman’s personal playground.

The 2013 World of Outlaws champion from Owasso, OK, has topped three of four feature events over the past two years including a sweep of last year’s Showdown.

The only driver to interrupt Pittman’s perfection over the past two years is North Dakota’s Donny Schatz, who posted a Dodge City win in 2013.

The defending series champion, Schatz is in the midst of a remarkable year with 17 wins through the opening 39 events of the year.

Kinser, Pittman and Schatz will be joined by the likes of Joey Saldana, the winningest driver in WoO history at DCRP, as well as Shane Stewart, Kerry Madsen, Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan, Jason Sides, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen, Jason Johnson and many more.

The IMCA Sport Modifieds and Colorado Lightning Mini Sprints will be in action as well on both nights.

Along with the World of Outlaws “Boothill Showdown”, the 2015 slate of events at Dodge City Raceway Park includes 15 nights of competition with a number of special events along the way. The track’s full slate of events is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN TUESDAY NIGHT!

by Tommy Goudge (June 29, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The first big event of Ohsweken Speedway’s 20th season hits the track on Tuesday, June 30 with the inaugural running of the Triple Crown Showdown.

The event will feature a “Triple Crown” consisting of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, Go Nuclear! Late Model series and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. The event will feature the inaugural Ohsweken visits for both the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series and Go Nuclear! Late Model series, and presents a rare opportunity to see Modifieds, Late Models, and Sprint Cars together at the same track on the same night.

The Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series has a storied history with roots tracing back to 1972, and includes 29 events at 21 different venues in 2015. Billy Decker of Unadilla, New York is the reigning 2014 series champion, while Waterloo, New York driver Matt Sheppard is the current points leader after 9 events. More information about the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series is available at www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.

The Go Nuclear! Late Model series has grown steadily since its inception in 2011. Trenton, Ontario’s Charlie Sandercock is the reigning 2014 series champion, and won the opening round of the 2015 season at Can-Am Motorsports Park on June 19. More information about the Go Nuclear! Late Model series is available at www.GoNuclearLateModels.com.

The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car portion of the Triple Crown Showdown takes on extra importance, as the feature winner will be guaranteed to start no worse than 7th in the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in September. Similarly, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature winner in the Northern Summer Nationals on July 27 will be guaranteed to start no worse than 8th in the CSCN feature.

Spectator gates will open at 3:00pm this Tuesday, June 30, with time trials scheduled to begin at 7:00pm and racing taking the green flag at 7:30pm. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more details on this huge event!

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

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used – whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for an 8th consecutive season in 2015. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it’s located – from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken’s Thunder Stock division for a third consecutive season in 2015. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING KEEPS TOP-FIVE STREAK GOING

Mooresville, N.C. (June 29, 2015) -- Driver Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team extended their top-five streak to six with fifth- and fourth-place finishes in World of Outlaws competition last week.

At Wednesday's make-up race at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., Stewart qualified 15th and finished fifth in his heat race to transfer to the night's feature event. After starting 15th, Stewart advanced 10 positions to finish fifth.

After Saturday's race at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa was canceled due to rain, the Larson Marks Racing team traveled to Beaver Dam (Wisc.) Raceway. Stewart qualified second and finished second in his heat race to transfer into the night's dash. After starting fifth, he gained three positions to secure the second-place starting position for the night's feature. Stewart led 11 laps before slipping to a fourth-place finish.

The team remains second in the series point standings, 196 points behind defending champion Schatz.

The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Wednesday, July 1. QUICK NOTES: TRACK: I-96 Speedway DATE: June 24, 2015 SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 15th HEAT FINISH: 5th DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 15th FEATURE FINISH: 10th

TRACK: Beaver Dam Raceway DATE: June 27, 2015 SERIES: World of Outlaws QUALIFIED: 2nd HEAT FINISH: 2nd DASH FINISH: 2nd STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 4th SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 41 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVES: 23 TOP-10s: 30 FAST TIME: 4 NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Wednesday, July 1.

 

 

SALDANA SUITS UP FOR LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY AND A DODGE CITY DOUBLEHEADER THIS WEEK

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (June 29, 2015) – It’s a relatively calm travel week for the World of Outlaws, but still chalk full of racing action. On Wednesday, July 1, the winged warriors will display their driving skills at Lakeside Speedway. The original June 6 date was postponed to Wednesday because of rain.

Saldana finished a very competitive third at Beaver Dam, Wisc. Saturday, June 27, and he is excited about going to Lakeside with momentum on his side. Though he has raced well at Lakeside in the past, he has yet to score a victory there.

Last season, the Motter team qualified seventh and finished seventh in the A Main.

The World of Outlaws have released a wanted poster that includes The Brownsburg Bullet and other Outlaws that will be competing Friday and Saturday, July 3-4, at Dodge City Raceway Park. The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team will be set to thunder at Dodge City Raceway Park where Saldana is a five-time winner. He drove to victory lane in 2006, 2008, twice in 2009 and 2010. It will be the first doubleheader for the Outlaws since Williams Grove in mid-May.

In 2014, Saldana was the No. 1 qualifier Friday at Dodge City and finished fourth. On Saturday, the Brownsburg Bullet qualified fifth and finished seventh.

Saldana has eight quick times on his resume, more than any other driver on the Outlaws trail this season. He is currently fifth in point standings and is looking to add to this season’s victory at Kokomo Speedway.

 

 

6th Annual Chuck Amati Classic Winner

Plainfield, IN - Monday June 29th, 2015 - With another rain filled week this weekends races looked like a complete washout. With Friday nights Sheldon Kinser Memorial at Bloomington Speedway raining out everyone crossed their fingers in hopes the 6th Annual Chuck Amati Classic would not. Mother Nature prevailed and the sun was out and Paragon Speedway promoter, Keith Ford, worked all day to get the event in.

Going into this event car owner Shane Wade said to Chad, "No pressure, but this race is kind of a big deal!" Speaking on the fact he had yet to win the Chuck Amati Classic that honors his grandfather, the late Chuck Amati. A sea of red and black Amati Racing 66 shirts filled the grandstands on the hill as family, friends, and sponsors of the Amati Racing, Inc. 66 were on hand for the event.

Crew Chief Donnie Gentry and Car Chief Ethan Barrow prepared a car that was fast right out of the gate. A strong field just shy of 35 cars was on had to compete in the highest paying event in Indiana Saturday night. Pill draw lined up the heat race as well as the invert for the AMain. Chad started 4th in his heat race lining up behind legendary sprint car driver, Dave Darland. Chad used both groves of the track to pass his way into the lead to go on and win the heat race by a straightway.

A poor pill draw put Chad starting 8th in the field for the 68 lap AMain. Chad experienced some trouble getting going as the motor wasn't running at full potential at the strart thus shuffling him back to 11th. Cautions were in Chad's favor as the field had began to get strung out. Chad had made his way up to third when just after half way the leaders banged wheels taking each other out of the event. Chad thus inherited the lead on lap 40. During the red flag the Amati Racing Crew made their way to the track to make some adjustments. While making adjustments one of the crew members let Chad know how man lap remained. When they told him there were 28 laps left he responded, "Man I've still got another feature to race!" That didn't seem to hold Chad back as he quickly began to stretch his lead out over veteran, Dave Darland. Chad went on to win the 6th Annual Chuck Amati Classic by just shy of a straightaway lead. It was an emotional victory lane to say the least as Chad, Shane Wade, the Amati Crew and sponsors celebrated the win and the life of the late Chuck Amati. Chad reflected after that race telling the crew, "I didn't think I had anything for them after falling back so deep early, but then the car and motor got better on the long runs."

This win was Chad's fourth of the 2015 Seasons and second with Amati Racing Inc. The team will be back in action this weekend with a double header at Lincoln Park Speedway with MSCS and USAC. A track where Chad has many laps under his belt and over ten feature wins. Chad and the Amati Racing Team feel they have a strong and competitive package overall going into this weekend.

Thank you to all of our continued Supporters: Amsoil, Amati Racing, Inc., Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, Creative Finishing, DLG, DRC Chassis, Dynotech Engines, Hinchman Indy, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Marion Underground, Midwest Shades, RevvedUp Industries, Shaws, STIDA, and Zeller Construction

 

 

Last Lap Heroics Highlight Early Start to Oswego Speedway’s 65th Season

OSWEGO, NY (June 29, 2015) – By all accounts, the early start to Oswego Speedway’s 65th anniversary season has been nothing short of spectacular with exciting, tight quarters racing, and last lap heroics becoming a weekly fixture at the popular ‘Steel Palace’ oval.

Of the five racing weekends at Oswego so far this season, four of those have seen their finishes in doubt until the very last trip around the 5/8 mile oval.

The most recent of those finishes was the amazing dead heat tie that took place in the second Novelis Supermodified Twin 35 event on June 20, between seven-time Speedway champion Otto Sitterly, and now – first time feature winner Michael Muldoon.

While Muldoon looked to have the event well in hand, Sitterly made a heroic charge in the races final ten laps to close in on Muldoon off of turn four on the final circuit, diving to the inside to force the tie.

The tie was officially only the second in the Speedway’s 65 years, going back to the Doug Didero/Eddie Bellinger Jr. dead heat in 1997. Jack Greedy and Jim Shampine were the first to capture a dead heat in 1969, although Greedy was officially declared the victor.

Just two weeks prior to the dead heat on June 20, Muldoon was involved in yet another barn burner – this time with Dave Gruel, Ray Graham Jr., and again Sitterly.

The June 6 main event at Oswego appeared to be Muldoon’s first career victory, after having outdueled Gruel, Graham, and Sitterly through a thick band of lapped traffic.

However, as Muldoon came out of the fourth corner on lap 49 to take the white flag; his machine began to sputter out of fuel. With the crowd on its feet, Gruel would charge around Muldoon on the final lap to steal the victory.

While the Novelis Supermodifieds have provided their share of heart stopping action in 2015 at Oswego, the winged ISMA Supermodifieds have as well, and they officially got the trend started in the Jack Murphy Memorial as a part of the wildly successful Port City Super Spectacle on May 23.

Mike Lichty had had a stranglehold on the Oswego oval in winged competition in recent years, and looked as though he would continue that notion on Memorial Weekend.

But, it would be fellow Canadian runner Mark Sammut, surprising nearly everyone in the house with a daring high side move on the races final corner to miraculously storm by Lichty for his first career Oswego victory.

Just three weeks later ISMA returned on June 13 with Lichty again in the hunt, this time chasing down super sub Timmy Jedrzejek in the Howie Lane No. 97.

While a change of position did not occur on the final lap, Lichty hounded Jedrzejek relentlessly leaving everyone in doubt until the cars crossed the finish line on lap 50, as to who would be the winner.

Jedrzejek would hold off Lichty, in yet another breathtaking finish, after traveling last minute from his vacation in Myrtle Beach to hop into the Lane Supermodified.

Five weeks of racing, four unforgettable finishes - all at Oswego Speedway.

Before fans even have the opportunity to catch their breath, the Speedway will be back in action this weekend with more in store as the always exciting Grand Prix main events will take place with a 75-lap Novelis Supermodified feature and a 35-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main to celebrate Independence Day this Saturday, July 4.

Ending the evening of racing and fun will again be a gigantic fireworks display to cap the night and put a patriotic finishing touch on the Speedway’s Fourth of July celebration.

Fans are also reminded that July 4 will be the second Novelis Fan Can Chase Night of the year. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling for a chance to win Speedway race tickets. Redemptions will take place in front of the Speedway from 3-6pm.

Grand Prix Night and Christmas in July will also be a Price Chopper Tickets to Go event with tickets available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets location for only $14. As always kids 16 and under are FREE with a paid adult.

Grandstand gates will open on July 4 with the beginning of hot laps at 4pm. Santa Claus will be available for the kids at 6pm, with the night’s first heat race taking the green at 6:30pm.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

"Belleville Midget Nationals less than six weeks away" ”38th annual running slated for July 30-Aug. 1”

Belleville, Kan., June 28---The 38th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on July 31-Aug. 2 at the Belleville High Banks is now less than six weeks away! The United States Auto Club (USAC), along with The Belleville High Banks Race Committee will again serve as sanctioning organization . The USAC Honda National Midget Dirt Series will again be the focal point of one of midget racing's crown jewel events. Action kicks off on Thursday July 30 for the midgets with the always exciting qualifications around the 1/2-mile high banked clay oval, preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race. The USAC Silver Crown Series will hold a practice session during the evening, in preparation for Friday Nights events. "3rd annual The Hustle on the High Banks" on Friday Night July 31, will feature a 50-lap feature for the USAC Silver Crown Cars. Last year’s winner Kody Swanson, currently lead the series points standing. The JayHusker Mini Sprint Series will compete on the track’s infield quarter-mile track. Saturday Aug. 1 will feature last chance races for participants to make the 40-lap feature, midget racing's most grueling event of the season. A check of $12,500 awaits the winner. The United Rebel Sprint Car Series again returns for the "3rd annual 305 Sprint Nationals". "The Fans of the High Banks" a group of race fans who follow and attend Belleville events went the extra mile this year and raised money through sponsorships and donations to increase the payoff for the midget events. Additional money has also been added to the bottom end. General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved seating tickets are available for the event. General admission available only if the event is not sold out, and available only on the day of the race at the track ticket office. Special children ticket pricing is being offered this year. Tickets can be ordered by going to the tracks website, or logging onto The TicketForce website (direct link to Belleville events) : http:// http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1271

 

 

JULY PROMISES TO BE A BIG MONTH AT DIRT CAPITOL

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Heading into the first full month of summer, Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol continues with a July full of action.

The first program on July’s schedule is the 25th Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek event set for Wednesday July 1. This is night five of the nine night schedule for the 410 Sprints. The EMMR (Eastern Museum of Motor Racing) Restored Racers will also be on hand. Starting time is 7:30 p.m.

Saturday July 4th will be the Firecracker 40 with 40 laps of Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model action with the winner taking home $4,000. The Malloy Ford Late Model Sportsman, K-Lynn Management Pure Stocks and Mason Dixon Auto Auction Hobby Stocks are also on the program.

Dirt Capitol will host another Test & Tune session Wednesday, the 8th with any cars from any track welcome from 7 until 9 p.m. General Admission is free.

Saturday July 11th will feature the Topless Late Model Nininger Memorial which has been rescheduled from the rain out of June 27th. Besides the $2,500 to win, the Nininger Family have added $25 to lead a featured lap and $50 for heat winners along with a five to six foot trophy. The Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks and Hobby Stocks will all compete in Double Point Summer Championship events with the Penn Marr Vintage cars also on the schedule.

Another program that is a big draw for fans is Monster Jam Monster Truck Racing which takes over the speedway for three dates, Friday the 17th until Sunday the 19th. Both Friday and Saturday programs begin at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday’s program starts at 2:00 p.m. Reserved seat and General Admission Advance tickets are also on sale for this program. Check the speedway website.

The final July program is the 34th Annual Hays Conococheague 44-lap Late Model event with $4,400 to win along with Double Points. Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks and the All American Outlaws are on the schedule. It is also Kids Poster Night.

All July events have a standard starting time of 7:00 p.m. with warm-ups beginning at 6:30 p.m. except as noted.

Follow the speedway on Twitter and Facebook at Dirt Capitol LLC and also check out Ernie D’s Turn 5 on Facebook with information about events, driver’s interviews and more. The latest news, results, photos, schedule or rule changes can found be on the speedway’s website: www.hagerstownspeedway.com. Also check the website for any changes in weather conditions that may delay or cancel the program or contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

 

 

Patriot Heads West for Traditional Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (June 28, 2015)- Despite being attempted, the Patriot Sprint Tour has not run three consecutive nights since 2005; the series will attempt to reach this feat this Independence Day Weekend.

Just as was the case in 2003, 2004 and 2005, the Patriots will celebrate the Patriotic Weekend with a major tripleheader. This time though, the winner each night will walk away with $2,000.

On Friday Night, the series returns to the Little Valley Speedway for the first time since 2011. The Saturday and Sunday Night stops will be at more familiar territory, with a return to Stateline and Eriez Speedways for the second time in 2015.

Little Valley has hosted two prior PST events, both just before the Fourth of July. Justin Barger is the most recent winner at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. Defending PST Champion Jared Zimbardi now resides in Bradford, PA, but his hometown is Little Valley, NY and he would love nothing more than to win the massive ½-mile oval.

On Saturday, the Patriot Sprint Tour America Series travels back to the Stateline Speedway, where a wild feature saw a surprising finish back in May. Scott Just looked like he might have his first career feature win within his grasp when a fuel pickup issue allowed Sammy Reakes IV to get on by and run to his first career PST win. Since that time, Reakes has built up a healthy point lead heading in to this critical weekend.

On Sunday evening, the PST heads down the road to Eriez Speedway. Reakes’ win meant that Scott Kreutter remains the only driver to win multiple Patriot races at Eriez. Kreutter won three consecutive races at the 1/3-mile oval and was third at the May show.

A great contingent of drivers are ready for the weekend tripleheader, including tour frontrunners Kyle Drum, Steve Collins, Dave and Scott Just, Steven Hutchinson Jr., George Suprick, Steve Glover and Tyler Graves. Also expected throughout the weekend are Joe Trenca, Jake Muench, Josh Azzi, Dennis Wagner, Joe McEwen, Chris Durand, C.J. Jones and newcomer Shawn Mott.

Appearances over the weekend are likely to be made by Darryl and Alysha Ruggles, Stan Zanchin, Gary Edwards, Mitch Brown and more!

Little Valley’s show will start at 7:00 P.M. on Friday Night while racing at Stateline gets underway at 7:00 P.M. on Saturday Night on Kortwright Rd. Sunday Night’s event at Eriez will begin at 6:00 P.M. on Sampson Rd. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot History at Little Valley

Races: 2

7/2/2011 Justin Barger

7/3/2010 Bryan Howland

Patriot History at Stateline Races: 13

5/3/2003 Tom Taber

6/18/2005 George Suprick

5/27/2006 Rich Swarthout

6/16/2007 Chuck Hebing

8/23/2008 Bryan Howland- Make-up from 6/21

8/23/2008 Blake Breen

6/27/2009 Jared Zimbardi

8/29/2009 Bryan Howland

6/19/2010 Bubba Broderick

8/28/2010 Bryan Howland

5/28/2011 Jared Zimbardi 5/26/2012 Tommy Wickham

5/23/2015 Sammy Reakes IV

Patriot History at Eriez Races: 14

5/25/2003 Scott Bonnell

6/17/2007 Jared Zimbardi

5/25/2008 John Schuyler

6/22/2008 Chuck Hebing

5/24/2009 Trevor Lewis

9/6/2009 Bryan Howland

5/30/2010 Bubba Broderick

9/5/2010 Tim Kelly

7/3/2011 George Suprick (A-Main Rain-delayed from 5/29)

7/3/2011 Scott Kreutter

9/2/2012 Scott Kreutter

5/26/2013 Scott Kreutter

5/25/2014 Paige Polyak

5/24/2015 Sammy Reakes IV

 

 

Starks Posts Career-Best Dirt Cup Result with Eighth-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 28, 2015) - Trey Starks registered his career-best Dirt Cup result on Saturday at Skagit Speedway.

Starks capped the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader, which culminated with Saturday's $15,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start feature during the 44 th edition of the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup, by advancing to an eighth-place result on a track that was tough to pass on all weekend.

"Track position was critical all weekend and we never were in a great starting position," he said. "I would have liked to be in the top five competing for the win, but we did the best given the circumstances."

The event, which featured more than 50 drivers from across the country, began last Thursday with Starks advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. He then placed third in a B Main to earn the final transfer into the main event, which he started on the inside of the last row.

"There really wasn't a lot of passing all night," he said. "The track was fairly narrow and you really had to work to get by other cars."

Starks rallied from 21st to post a 13th-place result, which was tied for the second-most cars passed.

Friday's program featured similar results as Starks picked up two positions in a heat race to place fifth before doing the same in a B Main to garner the third-and-final transfer position. He then maneuvered from 22nd to 11th in the feature to earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"The track was more racy on Friday compared to Thursday," he said. "It had a little more grip and you could move around on the track better, but track position was still king. Fortunately we got close to the top 10, which locked us into Saturday's main event."

Starks ranked 12th in combined points from the preliminary nights, which lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for Saturday's 40-lap feature.

"We were the fastest car in hot laps and I felt like we had a car that could work through there to get a top five in the feature," he said. "Unfortunately we were involved in a crash on the opening lap that damaged my top wing."

Starks was caught up in a melee, which nearly ripped the entire left side panel off the top wing, as the first lap was being completed. He stayed on the track and battled for a top 10 throughout the remainder of the race before finishing eighth.

"We got better as the race went on," he said. "I wish we could have avoided that mess at the start of the race to see how things would have played out without a damaged car, but any time you can get a top 10 at the Dirt Cup it's a good weekend."

Starks will now tackle the Western Sprint Tour Speedweek, which includes events on Sunday at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif., Monday at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., Tuesday at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore., Thursday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., or Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 25 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 3 (4); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 13 (21).

June 26 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 3 (5); Feature: 11 (22).

June 27 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Feature: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 3 wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Western Sprint Tour Speedweek - Sunday at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif., Monday at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., Tuesday at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore., Thursday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., or Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Starks Timber Processing

Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey's father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for more than 15 years.

"Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race," Trey said. "It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it."

Starks would also like to thank Southstar Equipment, Blue Dot Fabrications, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Maintains King of the West Points Lead Following Top Sixes at Ocean, Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (June 28, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi earned a pair of top-six finishes last weekend to extend his lead in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series championship standings to 19 points.

"The biggest thing is to continue knocking off top fives," he said. "We were strong both nights and hopefully we will continue to run up front."

Scelzi kicked off last weekend in his Roth Motorsports backed entry on Friday during the Pombo/Sargent Classic at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., where he continued his streak of top-10 finishes at the bullring to 17 straight races.

"In Watsonville we really struggled early," he said. "We couldn't get a good grip on the car for qualifying or the heat race. We made some wholesale changes for the feature and we were able to get a sixth-place finish. I felt really good around the bottom of turns one and two and there weren't many guys down there. It was a very slow line and you had to be particular to run it."

Scelzi, who qualified 16th quickest and finished sixth in a heat race, rallied from 16th to post a sixth-place result during the main event.

The King of the West doubleheader concluded on Saturday at Calistoga Speedway for the Wine Country Classic, which began with Scelzi qualifying seventh quickest. He then won a heat race to lock himself into the dash, where he maneuvered from seventh to third place.

"We were really strong all night," he said. "I was working the bottom in the main event and was side by side with Kyle Hirst for second. About halfway through I lost power steering and was really fighting it. Then in the last few laps I had a left rear tire going down on me. We were lucky to finish."

Scelzi held on for a fourth-place result, which marked his 10th top five of the season.

Following the solid drive around the scenic half-mile oval Scelzi and his family ventured approximately three hours through the winding mountain roads to make their way north to embark upon the Western Sprint Tour Speedweek, which features six races at five tracks in Northern California and Oregon beginning Sunday at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif.

"When we left Calistoga with my brother, Giovanni, and Brent Ventura from Roth Motorsports we were on a very curvy road for quite a while," he said. "I can't wait to get back on race tracks where it's usually smoother and I only have to turn left."

The remainder of the Speedweek includes Monday at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., Tuesday at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore., Thursday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

"I'm really excited to race at some new race tracks," he said. "I'm hoping we can come away with top 10s at every race and maybe a win or two. The program with Dan is really strong. If we can go in and have speed and be fast it will be a big confidence booster."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 26 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 6 (16).

June 27 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 3 (7); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 1 win, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, Calif., Monday at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., Tuesday at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore., Thursday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., for the Western Sprint Tour Speedweek

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a premier sprint car organization formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for their support," Scelzi said. "It's much appreciated and great to be associated with them."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Kaeding Performance, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Red Line Oil, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, ARP and Big & Deep Ag Development for their continued support.

 

 

SUNY Canton CNY Speedweek for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints is Here!!

Brought to you by the Einstein Construction Group.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – It started as a trial in 2013 and in just two short years it has now become a tradition. The SUNY Canton Central New York Speedweek brought to you by the Einstein Construction Group for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS).

Five great nights at five great tracks, July 1-5. Brewerton, Canandaigua, Can-Am, Fulton and Utica-Rome Speedways will be hosting some of the best 360 sprint car drivers in the Northeast and Canada.

Steve Poirier is defending and five-time ESS champion but he has yet to win a CNY Speedweek crown. Michael Parent (2013) and Jason Barney (2014) hold those accolades. Poirier is leading the overall points coming in and hopes to come out with the same lead after the five nights.

With the Speedweek grind, the title is wide open and a who’s who will be on hand. Barney is right behind Poirier in points followed by Matt Tanner, Jeff Cook, Chuck Hebing, Tommy Wickham, Paulie Colagiovanni, Paul Kinney, Parker Evans, Zach Weigand, Dave Axton, Shawn Donath, Mike Stelter, Kory Gurney, Denny Peebles, Pete Richardson and others following the ESS Tour this year.

With the exciting five nights of racing, many other top 360 stars will also be at all or some of the shows. Pa will send up Mark Smith and Keith Prutzman with Davie Franek once again coming from New Jersey. Bryan Howland will be looking for his first ever Speedweek crown. But, there’s more, Stewart Friesen, Danny Varin, Larry Wight, Etienne Girard, Cory Sparks, Yan Bilodeau, Dylan Swiernik, Gordy Button and many more will see action.

Each event pays $2,000 to win, $400 for tenth and $250 to take the green. If you happen to be a DNQ you will receive $100. Thanks to SUNY Canton and Einstein Construction Group there will be a minimum of a $2,000 point fund that will be paid out to the top 10.

Ohio started it, Central Pa. followed and then Central NY and the Lucas Oil ESS gang and joined in on the fun. Speedweek is here and it will be excitement guaranteed!!!

Brewerton Speedway – July 1 – Racing at 7:00

Website - http://www.brewertonspeedway.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BrewertonSpeedway

Twitter - @brewertonspdway

Canandaigua Motorsports Park – July 2 – Racing at 7:00

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

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CMP.Racing

Twitter - @Canandaigua_MSP

Can-Am Motorsports Park – July 3 – Racing at 7:30

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

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/canammotorsports

Twitter - @CanSpeedway

Fulton Speedway – July 4 – Racing at 7:00

Website - http://fultonspeedway.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FultonSpeedway

Twitter - @FultonSpeedway

Utica-Rome Speedway – July 5 – Racing at 5:30

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

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

Twitter - @UR_Speedway

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

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

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

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Team Wins 2015 Great Race

(Santa Monica, CA 06/28/15) Champion Oil, a recognized leader in enthusiast and racing lubricants, announced on Sunday that the 1916 Hudson Hill-Climber driven by Howard Sharp and Navigated by Doug Sharp of Fairport, NY driving their Car #1, have won the 2400 mile, 9-day, 2015 Great Race, a Professional Road Rally.

The team, which ran Champion Racing Oil in their race-car, got the overall win for the second time in their racing career, and also won the 2015 Champion Motor Oil Top Performer Trophy. In all, their prizes include trophies, $50,000 dollars in cash, an all expense paid trip to a Professional Japanese Road Rally, and a garage full of Champion Motor Oil.

The Great Race, presented by Hemmings Motor News, Hagerty Insurance, and Coker Tire, is an automotive competition based on precision driving and navigational skills in classic, antique and vintage automobiles. This year the race is from St. Louis to Santa Monica. The competition, which was founded in 1983, contains numerous timed endurance rally stages. For more information on the Great Race visit http://www.greatrace.com

“Champion Racing Oil is very proud of Howard and Doug Sharp and their 2015 win of The Great Race, which combines the accuracy in calculation and rally skills, in addition to an appreciation of historic automobiles,” stated Karl Dedolph, Director of Champion Racing and Performance Products. “Our award this year is a tribute to the wines and all the teams using Champion “Purpose Built” lubricant technology formulated for protection and performance. “

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of race, hot rod, classic and muscle car engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure valve springs. To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of zinc and phosphorus.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing Motor Oils contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrnds.com

 

 

Kulhanek Wins at Bronco Following Another ASCS Gulf South Rain Out

Inside Line Promotions - CLEVELAND, Texas (June 28, 2015) - Ray Allen Kulhanek returned to Victory Lane for the second time this season on Saturday at Bronco Raceway Park.

Kulhanek and his team took advantage of a rare opportunity to race once Saturday's ASCS Gulf South Region event had been cancelled. It marked the ninth cancellation out of the 14 scheduled events this season because of weather.

"There weren't a bunch of cars there, but we were rained out and everybody wants to go race," he said. "Fortunately Bronco opened up the doors. Just to be able to race was great because all these rainouts are depressing."

Kulhanek won his heat race from the pole position to lock himself into the sixth starting position for the 20-lap main event.

"We took off on the start and went from sixth to third in the first turn," he said. "It took me about six or seven laps to get the second-place driver set up to where I could make a pass on him. Then it took me about six laps to run the leader down. Once we got in the lead we pulled away. I could move anywhere on the track. I had no complaints about the car."

Kulhanek led the final third of the race to capture his second win in his last four races.

The weekend began on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region. Kulhanek maneuvered from seventh to third place during a heat race to lock himself into the feature redraw.

"We pulled the eight again," he said. "Surprise, surprise."

That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"Friday night was a matter of track position," he said. "It was a big key the way the track was. There wasn't much of an opportunity to pass. About Lap 11 or 12 it started getting rubber. Once rubber comes down it's a freight train and you hope somebody misses on entry (to the corners) so you can get your nose in there to make a move to get by."

Kulhanek advanced from eighth to a fifth-place result, which marked his sixth top five in 10 races this season.

"We were fortunate to pass three cars to get in the top five," he said. "I'm disappointed, but at the same time it was a decent run. We knew we were as good as the other four guys in front of us."

Kulhanek, who ranks third in the championship standings, is scheduled to return to competition with the ASCS Gulf South Region July 17 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and July 18 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 26 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 5 (8).

June 27 - Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

July 17 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and July 18 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dork.racing.9?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Miller's RV Park

Located in Grangerland, Texas, Miller's RV Park is a large space for travelers to park motorhomes for short visits or long stays.

"It's just a nice country setting for people to relax," Kulhanek said. "The RV park is actually where we have the race shop so it's cool to meet people from all over the country."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Texas Rotating Equipment, DR2 Racing Engines, ButlerBuilt Professional Systems, J&J Auto Racing, Frazier and Son, Smiley's Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, Snap Graphics and Simpson Race Products for their support.

 

 

Six Consecutive Race Nights Ahead for ‘Super’ Alan Krimes

Path Valley Speedway Park Visit Later This Evening

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Denver, PA (June 28th, 2015) - ‘Super’ Alan Krimes will continue his 2015 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign later this evening, Sunday, June 28th, at the Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run, Pennsylvania. After an adjustment in the 25th Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Jake’s Wayback Burgers schedule due to inclement weather, Krimes will now have the opportunity to race six consecutive nights in Pennsylvania and northern Maryland; competing in each and every scheduled speedweek program with the exception of the last two at Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. The driver of the Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprinter opened his 2015 speedweek campaign with a sixth place performance at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26th. There are nine dates all together on the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule; stretching between June 26th and July 5th.

“We have a lot on our plate this week” said Alan Krimes, “Our goal is to stay consistent and potentially put ourselves in a speedweek championship position...there are a lot of great teams out here and most of them will be doing the whole deal...if we are in a good position at the end of the week, then we’ll probably go to Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway on July 4th & 5th...we’ll see what happens.”

Including later this evening, Alan Krimes will visit five different ovals during the next six days. The 2014 Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ sprint car track champion will continue his 2015 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek trek on Monday, June 29th at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Originally scheduled for June 27th, but moved for weather reasons, the Monday Lincoln Speedway visit will be the first of two this week for Alan Krimes. The second Lincoln visit during speedweek will be on Thursday, July 2nd; featuring the $7,000-to-win ‘Kevin Gobrecht Memorial.’ As a heavy speedweek favorite, the Denver, Pennsylvania native is currently second in the Lincoln Speedway track championship standings with one victory, four top-five and ten top-ten finishes to his credit.

Alan Krimes will also join Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek competition at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 30th; the Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Wednesday, July 1st; and back at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, July 3rd. The second Williams Grove Speedway speedweek visit will feature the $10,000-to-win ‘Mitch Smith Memorial.’

Please visit the official online home of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Jake’s Wayback Burgers at www.paspeedweeks.com.

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned first victory of 2015 on Saturday night, May 23rd at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.

2015 Wins: 1 (1 - Lincoln Speedway - PA)

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

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

 

ANOTHER NEW INFO FILLED EDITION OF MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS IS OFF THE PRESS; NOW IS THE TIME TO START YOUR SERIOUS SPONSORSHIP SEARCH EFFORTS

LANGHORNE, PA June 28, 2015 . . . The newest edition of Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News, a newsletter published by Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc., is just off the press. It is available every other month and is filled with articles that offer expert advice on sponsorship written by experts. In addition the newsletter provides helps, tips and leads that often can be very rewarding as readers continue their sponsorship efforts. The newsletter, with subscribers across the nation and in foreign countries, is in its 31st year of publishing.

The most recent issue of Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News offers “There Are Two Sides to Every Racing Organization: The Racing Side and the Marketing Side and Both Sides Need to be Run Effectively” written by attorney Michael K. Spotts, Esq. This is a two part article that is packed with useful information. Scott Pacich writes about Long Term Relationships. Michael Vickers offers “4 Secrets to Communicating with Clarity” and that is also a two parter. Marcie Barlow chimes in with “Appealing to Millenials”.

There is help for the weekly short track racer, the drag racer and others involved in motorsports including those in the "professional" ranks of motorsports.

Saxton pointed out that now is the time to be working on attracting sponsorship for 2016 and beyond. Sponsorship proposals should be in the hands of marketing executives now or very shortly. Businesses are busy putting together their marketing plans for the New Year.

Saxton has announced that subscribers can purchase a one year subscription for just $29.95. To subscribe telephone 215.752.7797. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Checks payable to ESC, Inc. can be mailed to 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047. Those taking advantage of the special offer will receive copies of the three most recent editions to help them catch up. And a copy of the “Hodgepodge of Tips and Helps in Sponsorship” will also be included.

Ernie Saxton, considered an expert in motorsports sponsorship, pens articles on sponsorship that appear in a variety of publications including Circle Track magazine, National Dragster, Late Model Racer and others. He has more than 40-years of experience in the motorsports industry.

Check out Saxton’s website at www.saxtonsponsormarket.com for free sponsorship help articles and a variety of helps that are available for purchase.

ESC, Inc. is available to provide sponsorship marketing consulting services, sponsorship proposals, contracts, public relations and sponsorship representation. Offices are located in Langhorne, PA and Ormond Beach, Florida. Saxton can be reached at Esaxton144@aol.com or telephone 215.752.7797 and 267.934.7286 (cell).

 

 

Speedweek Northwest Continues Strong Tradition; First Year Under Western Sprint Tour Sanctioning

By Ben Deatherage

Speedweek Northwest has been a Sprint Car tradition in the Pacific Northwest region for over a decade. Created in 1998 by the late Fred Brownfield it would feature the best drivers in the Western United States racing at some of the most exciting venues in the country. Although over the years it has changed sanctioning bodies this year should be a very enjoyable one for both fans and drivers. The newly created Western Sprint Tour will sanction all six events beginning with the first leg at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, California.

The Western Sprint Tour implements time trial qualifying and trophy dashes along with heat races and main events. This will be the first time Speedweek races have had qualifying and dashes in the format since the Northwest Sprint Challenge Series, or NSCS, sanctioned Speedweek back in 2007. Teams from all over the world are expected to compete through the whole week.

There have been ninety-two Speedweek Northwest races producing twenty-nine different winners. Roger Crockett tops the list with eighteen triumphs over Steve Kent's thirteen, the ten of Brent Kaeding, Shane Stewart's six, and both Travis Rilat and Brad Furr who have five each. Speaking of Brad Furr he is the only driver to sweep an entire Speedweek and that was back in 1999. Below this story is a full breakdown of all the different Speedweek winners courtesy of our friend Adam Ulrey at NWSprintCarHistory.com.

The Western Sprint Tour sanctioned Speedweek Northwest begins at Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Sunday June 28th and will conclude with the $5000.00 to win finale at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday July 4th. The best 360 Sprint drivers in the Western United States will race six events in seven nights at some of the best tracks in the country.

In the seventeen years Speedweek Northwest there have been ten different champions. Steve Kent and Roger Crockett are tied with four apiece while Brent Kaeding has two. Seven drivers have won the entire kit and caboodle just once which is a very impressive list of winners. That list includes Brad Furr, Jesse Hockett, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Mitch Olson, and in 2014 Kyle Hirst.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

 

 

Nunes To Run Select Speedweek Northwest Events But Will Still Be A Threat

By Ben Deatherage

 Even though he will not make the entire Speedweek Northwest it should still be fun to watch Seth Nunes shred the clay. The Medford motorist is having his best year yet after capturing his first career victory at Southern Oregon Speedway on April 18th. He also has posted four top five finishes over the course of 2015. Although he did experience a major crash on the final night of Cottage Grove Speedway's Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic, the team seems to be back in the correct direction.

“We have some good momentum now,” commented Nunes, “first time we brought this new car out we ran fourth (at CGS on June 13th). We're hoping for some good runs and put some solid laps together.”

The pilot of the Napa Auto Parts/Lucas Oil Products/Central Point Electric/Rodgers Racing Engines #5N Zeitler will only be in attendance for the Monday June 29th event at Southern Oregon and the two final nights at Cottage Grove. In Western Sprint Tour competition Nunes has a second at Cottage Grove on April 24th and a seventh at Southern Oregon on May 23rd.

“I'm hoping to get top fives every night,” he continued, “it'll be very nice to get some good consistent runs.”

The Western Sprint Tour sanctioned Speedweek Northwest begins at Yreka, California's Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Sunday June 28th and will conclude with the $5000.00 to win finale at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday July 4th. The best 360 Sprint drivers in the Western United States will race six events in seven nights at some of the best tracks in the country.

In the seventeen years Speedweek Northwest there have been ten different champions. Steve Kent and Roger Crockett are tied with four apiece while Brent Kaeding has two. Seven drivers have won the entire kit and caboodle just once which is a very impressive list of winners. That list includes Brad Furr, Jesse Hockett, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Mitch Olson, and in 2014 Kyle Hirst.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

 

 

CGS Closes Out 2015 Speedweek Northwest; $5,000.00 To Win On Saturday July 4th

By Ben Deatherage

 Cottage Grove, Oregon- For the third straight year Speedweek Northwest will conclude at Cottage Grove Speedway. It will be a Independence Day weekend doubleheader beginning with Friday July 3rd and Saturday the 4th. The Saturday evening feature will be $5,000.00 to win and it is sure to attract the best that the Pacific Coast has to offer. And to cap off the whole Speedweek there will be a massive fireworks display to celebrate America's independence.

The Western Sprint Tour already have paid two visits to CGS in 2015 with Trey Starks the winner on April 24th and Roger Crockett victorious on May 24th. In local domestic competition Starks and Crockett have both managed to win twice at CGS while Kyler Barraza, Michael Kofoid, and Jason Solwold are all one time feature winners. Solwold picked up the $4,100.00 to win Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic on May 30th.

There have been seventeen total Speedweek Northwest events at “The Grove” with ten different winners being produced. Roger Crockett has five over Brent Kaeding who has three. Shane Stewart has won twice while drivers with just a single triumph include Jason Solwold, Brad Furr, Danny Horner, Jesse Hockett, Wayne Johnson, Kyle Hirst, and Logan Forler. Hirst and Forler were last year's winners.

For each night the Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates open at 4:00, and Racing starts at 6:45. Ticket prices per event are Adults $15.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $13.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $8.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE. Log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com for more information.

For the latest news about the Western Sprint Tour be sure and follow them on the web at sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also be sure and “like” them on Facebook.

 

 

SALDANA SCORES EIGHTH QUICK TIME OF THE SEASON AND FINISHES THIRD AT BEAVER DAM RACEWAY

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. (June 27, 2015) –A four-time winner at Beaver Dam Raceway, driver Joey Saldana was anxious to get back in the cockpit tonight after rain washed out last night’s World of Outlaws event at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

Saldana, 22nd out of 26 cars to take to the one-third mile for time trials, continued to amaze by locking down quick time for the night (11.611 seconds), driving the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to his eighth No. 1 qualifying effort of the season, more than any other driver on the Outlaws circuit this season.

“That was a fantastic lap,” said team owner Dan Motter. “The track had really slicked off by the time Joey hit the track. The team gave Joey a great horse to ride and Joey did a magnificent job.”

When the track went green in the first heat race, Saldana who started fourth on the grid, rocketed around front row starter Donny Schatz and gained two positions to run second behind leader Daryn Pittman by the end of the first lap. Behind Saldana was hard charging Donny Schatz, then David Gravel. Saldana was shadowing Pittman for the heat win but could not hunt him down. The running order did not change during the 10-lap heat but at the checkered flag, Pittman and Saldana were a straightaway in front of Schatz and the rest of the field. Saldana’s second place finish bought him a seat in the dash.

The inversion draw certainly did not favor the Motter team. A ‘six’ ping pong ball was pulled. A straight up start would have put Saldana on the pole; now he was consigned to the outside of the third row.

“Beaver Dam is a great race track,” said Saldana. “Track personnel always seem to work on it and give us a great track to race on. So hopefully it’s that way tonight. It looks like it so far. We are just going to try to keep our car up front and that’s hard to do with these guys. Everybody’s so tough. So hopefully we make the right adjustments and have a shot in the feature.”

When the green flag flew to start the dash, Kerry Madsen took the lead and Saldana was second by turn three; however a tangle involving Shane Stewart and David Gravel before a lap could be completed sent the field back to the original grid positions for a restart. Green again. Though Madsen again led the field, Saldana was sixth but was on the move, passing Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet to finish fourth by the time the checkered flag flew.

With the four-wide salute to the fans complete, the field lined up in side by side formation to begin the 40-lap feature. Shane Stewart took the initial lead, followed by Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman and Saldana in fourth. The lead changed hands four times and included Stewart, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz who took the final lead when Pittman got trapped in traffic. There was a lot of shuffling between the front runners in the field. For the majority of the race, Saldana maintained a solid fourth place but when the first yellow flag of the A-Main came out with 36 laps complete,

Saldana had improved to third. At the checkered flag it was Schatz with the victory, Pittman second and Saldana taking third place on the podium.

“Donny (Schatz) seems to figure out lapped traffic better than anybody or he knows where to put his car in the right spot at the right time and you have to learn from that,” said Saldana in a post-race interview. “We had a great car all night. The whole Motter team worked hard. We have been a solid car and we’ve had a ton of bad luck so just finishing tonight knowing we can go to the next race and have some momentum on our side is huge.

“We just have to get better. If you want to beat the 15 (Schatz) you know you are going to have to accomplish something pretty special so we know we have to get a little bit better and hopefully we can do that the next race.”

The Outlaws will reconvene Wednesday, July 1 in Kansas City, Kansas for the rescheduled event at Lakeside Speedway that fell victim to rain June 6.

 

 

WST Speedweek Northwest To Visit Willamette Speedway On Thursday July 2nd

By Ben Deatherage

Lebanon, Oregon- The Western Sprint Tour is excited to visit Willamette Speedway on Thursday July 2nd. It will be the fourth race of the 2015 Speedweek Northwest and the only Sprint Car event at the historical 1/3-mile clay oval. Every time the Sprint invade Willamette they are guaranteed to put on a thrilling show full of excitement and breathtaking moves.

Roger Crockett leads the list of Speedweek wins at Willamette with four while Steve Kent, Brent Kaeding, and Wayne Johnson have managed to win two apiece. Drivers winning just once include Brad Furr, Jayme Barnes, Jason Sides, Jesse Hockett, Kyle Larson, Travis Rilat, and in 2014 Kyle Hirst.

Prices are Adults $16.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $13.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $8.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE. Racing is scheduled to get underway around 6:45 PM. Log on to www.trophymotorsports.com for more information regarding Willamette Speedway.

For the latest news about the Western Sprint Tour be sure and follow them on the web at sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also be sure and “like” them on Facebook.

Past Speedweek Northwest Champions: 2014- Kyle Hirst 2013- Roger Crockett 2012- Mitch Olson 2011- Kyle Larson 2010- Roger Crockett 2009- Jesse Hockett 2008- Roger Crockett 2007- Shane Stewart 2006- Steve Kent 2005- Brent Kaeding 2004- Brent Kaeding 2003- Roger Crockett 2002- Steve Kent 2001- Steve Kent 2000- Steve Kent 1999- Brad Furr 1998- Bud Kaeding

Past Speedweek Northwest Winners At Willamette Speedway: 2014- Kyle Hirst on July 2nd 2013- Travis Rilat on July 3rd 2012- Wayne Johnson on July 13th, Wayne Johnson on July 14th 2011- Kyle Larson on July 14th 2010- Roger Crockett on July 13th 2009- Jesse Hockett on July 15th 2008- Roger Crockett on July 16th 2007- Roger Crockett on July 25th 2006- Jason Sides on July 26th 2005- Roger Crockett on July 13th 2004- Brent Kaeding on July 14th 2003- Jayme Barnes on July 16th 2002- Steve Kent on July 17th 2001- Steve Kent on July 17th 2000- Brent Kaeding on July 19th 1999- Brad Furr on July 21st

Past Speedweek Northwest Results At Willamette Speedway: July 2nd, 2014 A-Feature: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 0-Bud Kaeding; 3. 3C-Jonathan Allard; 4. 22M-Mason Moore; 5. 94-Steven Tiner; 6. 24-Rico Abreu; 7. 5H-Chase Johnson; 8. 3-J.J. Hickle; 9. 9R-Reece Goetz; 10. 7N-Jared Peterson; 11. 6A-Kyle Miller; 12. 22-Garen Linder; 13. 44-Kelly Miller; 14. 55-Trey Starks; 15. 72-Phil Dietz; 16. 01-Andy Forsberg; 17. 12-Jared Ridge; 18. 71-Colin Baker; 19. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 20. 37-Mitchell Faccinto

July 3rd, 2013 A-Feature: 1. 39C-Travis Rilat; 2. 77-Shane Stewart; 3. 11-Roger Crockett; 4. 21T-Zack Spaulding; 5. 37-Steven Tiner; 6. 33V-Henry Van Dam; 7. 55-Trey Starks; 8. 5H-Justyn Cox; 9. 9R-Reece Goetz; 10. 17-Cam Smith; 11. 3-J.J. Hickle; 12. 22L-Garen Linder; 13. 44-Kelly Miller; 14. 22M-Mason Moore; 15. 22R-Mike Romig; 16. 0J-Jay Cole; 17. 5N-Seth Nunes; 18. 7C-Andy Forsberg; 19. 10-Kyle Miller; 20. 29-Willie Croft

July 14th, 2012 A-Feature: 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 2. 98M-Mitch Olson; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 4. 41-Jason Johnson; 5. 99-Brady Bacon; 6. 05-Brad Loyet; 7. 5H-Logan Forler; 8. 33V-Henry Van Dam; 9. 18-Tony Bruce Jr.; 10. 11-Roger Crockett; 11. 22-Garen Linder; 12. 23-Seth Bergman; 13. 2-Dustin Morgan; 14. 17-Cam Smith; 15. 9R-Reece Goetz; 16. 39C-Travis Rilat; 17. 12P-Randy Pierce; 18. 12-Cody Ridge; 19. 51-Jason Solwold; 20. 31-Colton Akerstrom; 21. 9-Gary Wright; 22. 99D-Shawn Wright

July 13th, 2012 A-Feature: 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson; 2. 39C-Travis Rilat; 3. 98M-Mitch Olson; 4. 99-Brady Bacon; 5. 5H-Logan Forler; 6. 33V-Henry Van Dam; 7. 05-Brad Loyet; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 9. 9R-Reece Goetz; 10. 2-Dustin Morgan; 11. 51-Jason Solwold; 12. 18-Tony Bruce Jr.; 13. 41-Jason Johnson; 14. 23-Seth Bergman; 15. 22-Garen Linder; 16. 12-Cody Ridge; 17. 31-Colton Akerstrom; 18. 26F-Shane Forte; 19. 12P-Randy Pierce; 20. 11-Roger Crockett; 21. 9-Gary Wright; 22. 10-Kyle Miller

July 14th, 2011 A -Feature: 1. 77-Kyle Larson; 2. 55-Trey Starks; 3. 88-Tim Crawley; 4. 33V-Henry Van Dam; 5. 11-Roger Crockett; 6. 94-Steven Tiner; 7. 99-Brady Bacon; 8. 23-Seth Bergman; 9. 39C-Jason Solwold; 10. 98M-Mitch Olson; 11. 26F-Shane Forte; 12. 31-Colton Akerstrom; 13. 35AU-Jamie Veal; 14. 21-Tommy Tarlton Jr.; 15. 13-Chadd Noland; 16. 27DD-David Hoiness; 17. 5H-Mason Moore; 18. 21W-Vern Wheeler; 19. 2L-Logan Forler; 20. 98-Joe Ramaker

July 13th, 2010 A-Feature: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 6-Kyle Hirst; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 41-Jason Johnson; 5. 29-Travis Rilat; 6. 98M-Mitch Olson; 7. 33V-Henry Van Dam; 8. 13-Chadd Noland; 9. 10-Kyle Miller; 10. 5D-Josh Dewitt; 11. 2L-Logan Forler; 12. 19-T.J. Hartman; 13. 08-Steve Vague; 14. 0J-Jay Cole; 15. 39C-Jason Solwold; 16. 6N-Billy Nutter; 17. 7N-Jayme Barnes; 18. 23-Seth Bergman; 19. 12P-Randy Pierce; 20. 99-Brady Bacon

July 15th, 2009 A-Feature: 1. 13-Jesse Hockett; 2. 11-Roger Crockett; 3. 3D-Paul McMahan; 4. 94-Steven Tiner; 5. 6-Kyle Hirst; 6. 98M-Mitch Olson; 7. 7N-Chadd Noland; 8. 12-Jared Ridge; 9. 35A-Wayne Johnson; 10. 2-Mike Melwicks; 11. 26-Tayler Malsam; 12. 25C-Chad Groves; 13. 68-Rob Held; 14. 8-Travis Rutz; 15. 0J-Jay Cole; 16. 33-Nate Morelock; 17. 23-Colin Baker; 19. 94Z-Zach Zimmerly; 20. 12P-Randy Pierce

July 18th, 2008 A-Feature: 1. 7N-Roger Crockett; 2. 39C-Jason Solwold; 3. 4-Brock Lemley; 4. 0J-Jay Cole; 5. 12-Jared Ridge; 6. 6-Kyle Hirst; 7. 26-Travis Rutz; 8. 2-Mike Melwicks; 9. 9-Jayme Barnes; 10. 68-Rob Held; 11. 23-Seth Bergman; 12. 25C-Chad Groves; 13. 13-Chadd Noland; 14. 7T-Jeff Thompson; 15. 2Z-Todd Zeitler; 16. 12A-Casey Adams; 17. 9T-T.J. Winningham; 18. 1-Danny Lasoski; 19. 5H-Christian Stover; 20. 6M-Phillip Del Rosa

July 25th, 2007 A-Feature: 1. 7N-Roger Crockett; 2. 1-Shane Stewart; 3. 69-Brent Kaeding; 4. 0-Jonathan Allard; 5. 40-Brock Lemley; 6. 0J-Jay Cole; 7. 75-Dale Smith; 8. 7-J.J. Hickle; 9. 86-Marc Mackay; 10. 3N-Billy Nutter; 11. 7O-Travis Jacobson; 12. 4R-Robbie Vaughn; 13. 33T-Jimmy Trulli; 14. 11D-Jeff Delte; 15. 7K-Danny Kirkpatrick; 16. 08-Steve Vague; 17. 98M-Mitch Olson; 18. 9H-Dean Freitas; 19. 7T-Jeff Thompson; 20. KR14-Tyler Spath; 21. 24-Jayme Barnes; 22. 8R-Travis Rutz

July 26th, 2006 A-Feature: 1. 33D-Jason Sides; 2. 69-Brent Kaeding; 3. 11-Roger Crockett; 4. 7N-Steve Kent; 5. 3N-Billy Nutter; 6. 26-Rick Fauver; 7. 75H-Danny Horner; 8. 7C-Cale Carder; 9. 7-Randy Vanaagten; 10. 5C-Herman Klein; 11. 26F-Shane Forte; 12. 98M-Mitch Olson; 13. 35A-Adam Main; 14. 68-Rob Held; 15. 98-Joe Ramaker; 16. 73-Marc Huson; 17. 22-Travis Jacobson; 18. 33V-Henry Vandam; 19. 23-Seth Bergman; 20. 9T-T.J. Winningham

July 13th, 2005 A-Feature: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 69-Brent Kaeding; 3. 0-Jonathan Allard; 4. 3N-Billy Nutter; 5. 24-Jayme Barnes; 6. 7N-Steve Kent; 7. 75-Dale Smith; 8. 92-Andy Forsberg; 9. 73-Marc Huson; 10. 33V-Henry Vandam; 11. 2-Brad Furr; 12. 75H-Danny Horner; 13. 98-Joe Ramaker; 14. 4Z-Dallas Zuniga; 15. 7Y-Stan Yockey; 16. 17-Rick Fauver; 17. 68-Rob Held; 18. 99E-Alex Hantel; 19. 12-Jared Ridge; 20. 55-Kyle Hirst

July 14th, 2004 A-Feature: 1. 69-Brent Kaeding; 2. 32S-Shawn Smith; 3. 9T-T.J. Winningham; 4. 11-Roger Crockett; 5. 3N-Billy Nutter; 6. 5-Stephen Allard; 7. 75-Dale Smith; 8. 5SP-Rick Fauver; 9. 5H-Herman Klein; 10. 66-Barry Martinez; 11. 34-Randy Vanaagten; 12. 24-Nick Evans; 13. 0J-Jay Cole; 14. 36-Travis Hawthorne; 15. 2R-Richard Brace Jr; 16. 7T-Jeff Thompson; 17. 57C-Chris Schmelzle; 18. 24C-Chad Hillier; 19. 83V-Brad Sweet; 20. 7T7-Tim Boychuk

July 16th, 2003 A-Feature: 1. 9-Jayme Barnes; 2. 69-Brent Kaeding; 3. 3D-Jason Solwold; 4. 7N-Steve Kent; 5. 11-Roger Crockett; 6. V8-Jeff Hodgson; 7. 26-Jimmy Carter; 8. 33T-Jimmy Trulli; 9. 41-Marvin Smith; 10. 66-Barry Martinez; 11. 77F-Stephen Allard; 12. 0J-Jay Cole; 13. 24C-Chad Hillier; 14. 99-Tyler Princeman; 15. 98-Joe Ramaker; 16. 92-Andy Forsberg; 17. 2B-Richard Brace Jr; 18. 5SP-Shawna Wilskey

July 17th, 2002 A-Feature: 1. 7N-Steve Kent; 2. 69-Brent Kaeding; 3. 11-Roger Crockett; 4. 75-Dale Smith; 5. 5SP-Shawna Wilskey; 6. 3D-Jason Solwold; 7. 92-Andy Forsberg; 8. 2-Scott Aumen; 9. 4-Rick Fauver; 10. 57C-Chris Schmelzle; 11. 39-Billy Nutter; 12. 21-Ron Myska; 13. 40-Herman Klein; 14. 36-Travis Hawthorne; 15. 3R-Johnny Rodriguez; 16. 75-Dan Menne; 17. 83-Steven Tiner; 18. 24C-Chad Hillier; 19. 7C-Cale Carder; 20. V8-Jeff Hodgson

July 17th, 2001 A-Feature: 1. 7N-Steve Kent; 2. 2M-Brent Kaeding; 3. 75-Dale Smith; 4. 3R-Johnny Rodriguez; 5. 77-Roger Crockett; 6. 4-Rick Fauver; 7. 8-Shawna Wilskey; 8. 7Y-Stan Yockey; 9. 9-Jayme Barnes; 10. 7T-Jeff Thompson; 11. 20D-Destiny Hays; 12. 3D-Jason Solwold; 13. 83-Steven Tiner; 14. 45-Gary Morgan; 15. 2W-Willie Croft; 16. V8-Jeff Hodgson; 17. 36-Scott Adams; 18. 12-Tony Menard; 19. 57C-Chris Schmelzle; 20. 66-Barry Martinez

July 19th, 2000 A-Feature: 1. 2M-Brent Kaeding; 2. 7N-Steve Kent; 3. 24C-Chad Hillier; 4. 11-Roger Crockett; 5. 41-Marvin Smith; 6. 75-Dale Smith; 7. 21-Jay Smith; 8. 76-Greg Brown; 9. 39-Rick Fauver; 10. 8-Shawna Wilskey; 11. 2K-Kevin Etchison; 12. 7T-Jeff Thompson; 13. 36-Travis Hawthorne; 14. 3R-Johnny Rodriguez; 15. 0-Gus Cooper; 16. 0J-Jay Cole; 17. 5C-Jeremy Cooper; 18. 66-Barry Martinez; 19. 17W-Randy Ridge; 20. 7W-Jayme Barnes; 21. 8B-Jonathan Allard; 22. 4D-Patrick Desbiens

July 21st, 1999 A-Feature: 1. 2-Brad Furr; 2. 11-Roger Crockett; 3. 09-Tyson Cross; 4. 3D-Jay Smith; 5. 8-Shawna Wilskey; 6. 75-Dale Smith; 7. 24-Damion Gardner; 8. 35-Travis Cram; 9. 4-Rick Fauver; 10. 7T-Jeff Thompson; 11. 66-Barry Martinez; 12. 73-Marc Huson; 13. 49-Chad Bauer; 14. 75-Dan Menne; 15. 26-Andy Page; 16. 2M-Jerry Miller; 17. 41-Marvin Smith; 18. 36-Scott Adams; 19. 49L-Gary Lynch; 20. 64-Randy Tiner

 

 

Patriot Night Postponed; All Stars Invading Next Week; Patriot Sprints and Midgets July 11

Mercer, PA (June 27, 2015): Heavy rains brought about the tenth cancellation of racing at Mercer Raceway Park. A make-up date has yet to be selected for the Patriots Night program, which was to include Fireworks, courtesy of Pizza Joe's. "Now, we will try to get things dried out and ready for the All Stars," said track manager Frank Benic. The new look All Stars Circuit of Champions will be in for two separate programs on July 3 and 4.

Greg Wilson snagged the title in the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. He earned a pair of victories along the way. Also picking up multiple wins were Dale Blaney and Sheldon Haudenschild. They will carry plenty of momentum into this event.

Chad Kemenah picked up the first round of All Stars action at the Park in May. Joining him will be local favorites on the All Stars tour, Tim Shaffer and Danny Holtgraver. All of the track's 410 Sprint Car drivers who compete for the 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels title will also be on hand.

The Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, and Precise Racing Products Stock Cars will round out the racing card.

But, there will be plenty of more fun at the Park next weekend. The Cowboy Run and a fun walk will be just two of the added attractions.

And if that is not enough to get you excited for racing in July, the Patriot Sprint Tour has been added to the show on July 11, when the ARDC Midgets come to town.

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

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

 

 

Young Lion Kofoid To Hit Speedweek Northwest Trail

By Ben Deatherage

 One of the biggest rising stars in the Sprint Car racing scene has got to be Michael Kofoid. The Penngrove, California teenager shocked the world by capturing his first career 360 Sprint victory in only his first career 360 start. That triumph would occur at Cottage Grove Speedway on April 4th, for the 2013 King of the West Lites champion, and it was quite a way to open up the 2015 campaign.

“I think the year has been off to a good start,” said Kofoid, “we've had a couple of good runs including that win which was the first time I was in my own car. We've had a few top fives since and have been working our way to the front.”

Kofoid has raced with the Western Sprint Tour just a few times and that was during Memorial Day weekend. His best result was a tenth at Southern Oregon Speedway on May 23rd. He will look to finish even higher as he plans to run the whole Speedweek Northwest in his LaChance Kofoid Enterprises/Dan Simpson Racing/Red Line Oil/Dr. Ramos Dentistry/P.A.Y. Enterprises/G.G. & G.G./Tony Borello Engines #11 Maxim.

“The only tracks I've been to are Medford and Cottage Grove,” he would continue, “I'm looking forward to seeing some new places and just keep my nose clean. I really want to prove to everyone that I can run with these really fast guys.”

The Western Sprint Tour sanctioned Speedweek Northwest begins at Yreka, California's Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Sunday June 28th and will conclude with the $5000.00 to win finale at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday July 4th. The best 360 Sprint drivers in the Western United States will race six events in seven nights at some of the best tracks in the country.

In the seventeen years Speedweek Northwest there have been ten different champions. Steve Kent and Roger Crockett are tied with four apiece while Brent Kaeding has two. Seven drivers have won the entire kit and caboodle just once which is a very impressive list of winners. That list includes Brad Furr, Jesse Hockett, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Mitch Olson, and in 2014 Kyle Hirst.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

 

 

Kyle Hirst Looks To Collect Another Speedweek Northwest Crown

By Ben Deatherage

 One of the favorites to not only win a feature during Speedweek Northwest but also the title is Kyle Hirst. Originally from Sacramento, California, but currently residing in Chico, the two-time and defending King of the West Series champion was very dominate last year winning three of the six races including the Speedweek crown. He will once again pilot the Scott and Jason Finley owned Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim.

2015 has treated Hirst pretty well as he won Australia's most prestigious event, the Grand Annual Premier Classic for car owner Luch Monte, and won the first race of the King of the West Series on April 4th in the Kyle Main entry. He also spent some time on the road for Roth Motorsports with the World of Outlaws Series.

“It's been a good year,” stated Hirst, “I've been bouncing around a few different teams but we've been consistently fast wherever we show up.”

Hirst has ventured in the Pacific Northwest already this season. He participated in the non-sanctioned Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic at Cottage Grove Speedway in late May. His best result was a second place finish on the first night while night would end with him in fourth.

“Speedweek is always a fun time for me,” he would continue, “I love driving for the Finley's and it's something I look forward to every year. I really have to thank Scott and (Jason Finley) for the opportunity and my crew guys Cory (Guy) and Michael (Helwig) because without them I wouldn't be able to do this.”

The Western Sprint Tour sanctioned Speedweek Northwest begins at Yreka, California's Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Sunday June 28th and will conclude with the $5000.00 to win finale at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday July 4th. The best 360 Sprint drivers in the Western United States will race six events in seven nights at some of the best tracks in the country.

In the seventeen years Speedweek Northwest there have been ten different champions. Steve Kent and Roger Crockett are tied with four apiece while Brent Kaeding has two. Seven drivers have won the entire kit and caboodle just once which is a very impressive list of winners. That list includes Brad Furr, Jesse Hockett, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Mitch Olson, and in 2014 Kyle Hirst.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

 

 

Northwest Wingless Tour Back At CGS On Saturday June 27th

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Northwest Wingless Tour is raring to get back to green flag racing this Saturday June 27th. It will be the third different venue in as many weeks for the Wingless Warriors. It also marks the second occasion in 2015 that the NWWT has visited the historic 1/4-mile clay oval. Regulars of the Oregon Double Shot Series are also expected to be in attendance to make for a great car count.

Tim Alberding leads the win chart in the current season with two victories in his last two starts. Mike Romig and Kyle Miller already have won once with Miller's victory being produced the last time the series was at CGS on May 9th.

Twenty-one total NWWT sanctioned races have occurred at CGS since the series was formed in 2009. Kyle Miller has a firm grip of the win list with fourteen triumphs. Kyler Barraza is the only other multi-race winner with two while Roger Crockett, Dale Smith, Kyle Mehner, Colin Baker, and Jesse Thistle have won once.

Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, and 5 & Under FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. Be sure and keep up to date with the latest news and information on CGS by logging on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the Northwest Track Hotline at (360)-699-RACE. Don't miss out on the Facebook fan page by logging on to your account, search Cottage Grove Speedway, and hitting “Like”. For the latest news and information regarding the Northwest Wingless Tour log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com. Also be sure and “Like” the Northwest Wingless Tour Facebook page.

Additional Information: 2015 Northwest Wingless Tour Schedule May 9th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Kyle Miller May 16th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Tim Alberding June 13th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Mike Romig June 20th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Tim Alberding June 27th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon July 18th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon August 1st Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon August 22nd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon September 12th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Former Northwest Wingless Tour Champions 2009- Kyle Miller 2010- Theo McCarty 2011- Corey Esteban 2012- Bill Winsley 2013- Rob Lindsey 2014- Brad Rhodes

Northwest Wingless Tour All-Time Win List (2009-Current) Kyle Miller- 20 Bill Winsley- 4 Gary Davis- 3 Reece Goetz Steve Vague Tim Alberding- 2 Colin Baker Kyler Barraza Roger Crockett Mitch Hoffses Sterling Kane Evan Margeson Theo McCarty Mark Nichols Mike Romig Jeff Bell- 1 Seth Bergman Ryan Bothwell Shane Forté Jake Gilman J.J. Hickle Sean Johnson Kyle Mehner Shawn Rice Travis Rilat Dale Smith Jesse Thistle Tony Thomas Guy Weedman

Previous Northwest Wingless Tour Winners At Cottage Grove Speedway: 2015- Kyle Miller on May 9th 2014- Colin Baker on May 3rd, Jesse Thistle on July 12th, Kyle Miller on September 6th 2013- Kyle Mehner on April 20th, Kyle Miller on May 4th, Kyle Miller on June 8th, Kyle Miller on July 19th, Kyle Miller on July 20th, Kyle Miller on August 31st, Kyle Miller on September 1st 2012- Kyle Miller on September 22nd 2011- Kyle Miller on April 30th, Kyle Miller on July 30th, Kyle Miller on September 24th 2009- Kyler Barraza on April 25th, Kyler Barraza on May 23rd, Roger Crockett on June 6th, Dale Smith on July 18th, Kyle Miller on August 15th, Kyle Miller on September 12th

 

 

A Busy Weekend

6-19-15 - As we fought rainy weather and the setup of the racecar, Friday was a solid night for my confidence in the car. We showed up to Lernerville and ran a solid heat race finishing 3rd. The car is feeling better than it ever had and we lined up to start the feature 12th. Friday was Lernervilles mid season championship race and they lined the field up by points. We don't race there for points so 12th was the best we could start. We raced hard for all 25 laps and 12th is where we finished. I wasn't too sure on how the car was going to work so I took it easy the first few laps and fell back. But as the race went on I knew my car was back to the way it should fe and we took back off. It's not where I wanted to finish but I was so happy to get this car working the way it should handle.

6-23-15 - Sharon speedway for speedweek didn't go our way. We qualified solid and got put in the toughest heat race of the night. The car was feeling good but the track was terrible. It was really hard to pass and so dry slick. My heat race consisted of the best drivers in the world like, Dale Blaney, Cody Darrah, Ryan Smith, Lee Jacobs, etc. we didn't transfer out of the heat race and had to run the B main. It also doesn't help that we are about 100 horse power down from these guys but can still race with them when the cards are dealt our way. I was again really happy with how the car handled but sometimes you just can't beat horsepower. We have our big motor ready to be picked up but are still about $5,000 short from paying it off. We are looking for a little bit more sponsorship to help us get this big motor picked up, so if you know of anyone we could talk to for help please let us know! Thank you so much for all the support, we will have this 5k in victory lane again in no time!

 

 

Carl Bowser

Sarver, PA (June 26, 2015) – In a month that should have been packed with racing, Carl Bowser and the CBR team's schedule was slashed by rainouts. Bowser was able to post his third victory of the season, though, at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, June 19th.

Bowser started in third position and jumped into the lead by the third lap. Over the course of the next 22 , he was able to stretch his lead to nearly nine seconds over second place finisher Ed Lynch, Jr. In the final few circuits, lapped traffic diminished that lead to over four seconds but Bowser had no problems clinching the Mid-Season Championship victory to clinch a guaranteed starting spot in July's Don Martin Memorial.

"The car was unreal," Bowser said. "I couldn't do this without my crew, and tonight that was really obvious. We're looking forward to taking that momentum into upcoming races."

The win was Bowser's 24th career 410 victory and 17th career at Lernerville Speedway. He secured his first victory of 2015 at Lernerville on May 8th and his second on May 22nd.

Bowser's upcoming schedule includes Mercer Raceway Park (June 27 and July 3 and 4 with the All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions ), Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (June 28) and Hagerstown Speedway (July 1).

Fans can check out marketing partner Turner's Premium Iced Tea's new television commercial featuring Bowser during upcoming NASCAR broadcasts and through both Turner’s and Bowser’s social media platforms or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGDmFkH2qs.

The Carl Bowser Racing team would like to thank their 2015 marketing partners: Terry Bowser Excavating, Turner Dairy Farms, Reeseman Body Shop, Ringer's Pet Dog Training, MSMDesigns, Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, DirtyMouth Communications, Townsend Gas and Oil, Precise Tool and Die, and Trinity Jewelers.

To learn more about Carl and the CBR #10 team, you can like the team’s page on Facebook, follow Carl on Twitter as @CarlBowser, on Instagram, subscribe to the YouTube channel or visit CarlBowser.com. For more information, please contact Kristin at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com.

 

 

Garen Linder Heads Into Speedweek Northwest With Momentum Courtesy Of Great Falls

Win By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) For Garen Linder he finally got the breakthrough he had been looking on June 20th at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls. After finishing fifth the night before the Central Point pilot would back that performance up with a main event victory against the American Sprint Car Series-Frontier Region competition. It was a win that had been long overdue for the Linder Powdercoating/Rodgers Racing Engines/Visual EFX & Designs #22 KPC team.

“It feels like I hadn't won a race in forever so it's nice to finally pick one up,” said Linder, “hopefully it gives us a little confidence and momentum headed into Speedweek.”

Linder already has had some great runs in 2015 but had yet to win a main event up until last weekend. Already with the Western Sprint Tour his best finish was a second at Cottage Grove Speedway on May 24th and he currently resides second in the championship standings. Be sure and visit them after the races as they have t-shirts and sweatshirts hot off the press.

“I just want to try and run up front at all the races and have good solid nights,” he would continue, “I'm looking forward to heading back to Cottage Grove but I'm also excited to go to Willamette because it's the only time we get to go there on our schedule.”

The Western Sprint Tour sanctioned Speedweek Northwest begins at Yreka, California's Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Sunday June 28th and will conclude with the $5000.00 to win finale at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday July 4th. The best 360 Sprint drivers in the Western United States will race six events in seven nights at some of the best tracks in the country.

In the seventeen years Speedweek Northwest there have been ten different champions. Steve Kent and Roger Crockett are tied with four apiece while Brent Kaeding has two. Seven drivers have won the entire kit and caboodle just once which is a very impressive list of winners. That list includes Brad Furr, Jesse Hockett, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Mitch Olson, and in 2014 Kyle Hirst.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

 

 

Sanders Lands Summer ‘410’ Ride

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders is very pleased to announce that he and the M&S Racing team have reached an agreement for Sanders to pilot the M&S Racing No. 27 entry at select events at the Silver Dollar Speedway this Summer.

“I am really exciting for the opportunity to work with the entire M&S Racing team this Summer,” Justin Sanders said. “They have been really good at the Silver Dollar Speedway over the last few seasons, and I am eager to see what we can do together.”

Sanders and team will make their debut together on Saturday July 4th, during the annual Fireworks Spectacular at the Speedway. The plan is to then fill in a couple open Friday nights in Sanders’ schedule as the team preps for the Gold Cup Race of Champions in September.

Sanders and the M&S Racing team will take on the World of Outlaws this coming September, and that is a race that Sanders is looking forward to participating in.

“I have had a couple chances to run the Gold Cup, but bad luck has seemed to really cut the weekend short,” Sanders said. “I am looking forward to running the 410 a few times this summer, and hopefully having some success with it. I am very thankful for this opportunity, and hopefully it leads to more races together over time.”

SO far in 2015, Sanders has had a monster year as he has picked up 8 feature event wins in 26 starts. In those 26 starts, Sanders has only finished outside of the Top-10 on two occasions, and one of those was due to mechanical failure.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action on Saturday, July 4th at the Silver Dollar Speedway aboard the M&S Racing No. 27 machine.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-8, Top-5’s-18, Top-10’s-24

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Continues Live PPV of Dirt Cup Tonight

Inside Line Promotions - INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (June 26, 2015) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will offer live Pay-Per-View video tonight from Night 2 of the 44th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup Presented by Jack in the Box.

Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., hosted its first-ever Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event Thursday evening and it was a big success with more than 50 cars competing to kick off the three-race weekend that culminates with Saturday's winner earning $15,000.

"We had a great start to the weekend and have two more nights of action to go," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "There were a lot of slide jobs and some exciting moments throughout last night's heat races, B Mains and feature, and I expect more of the same type of racing tonight."

The price for tonight's race is only $22.99 ($17.99 for premium RacinBoys members) while the remainder of the three-day Dirt Cup package is only $44.99 ($39.99 for premium RacinBoys members). The start time is scheduled for 7 p.m. (Pacific) with RacinBoys beginning the broadcasts at least a half hour before racing. Stay tuned to RacinBoys social media accounts for accurate start times.

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

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

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

Washington-based drivers swept the podium during the opening night of the Dirt Cup with Jason Solwold capturing his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph. Colton Heath placed second with Tayler Malsam rounding out the top three.

Wayne Johnson led the national drivers with a fourth-place result and national points leader Aaron Reutzel finished fifth.

Additionally, the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will also have live Pay-Per-View of the Fred Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., July 3-4.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

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

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

WORLD SERIES SPRINTCARS TO RETURN TO SYDNEY!

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

June 26, 2015

World Series Sprintcars will return to Valvoline Raceway for the first time in three seasons for a one-night only engagement on Saturday night, December 12 to kick off the 2015/2016 WSS schedule.

The last time a WSS round was held at the iconic Parramatta venue was 2012/2013 for a double header that was dominated on both nights by Tennessee World of Outlaws star Jason Sides.

Valvoline Raceway Managing Director Steven Green was today ecstatic to confirm that WSS will return to his venue this season and with the added sizzle of a $10,000 to win main event.

“Obviously Sydney is an important location for World Series Sprintcars and World Series is important for our venue and our sport,” he explained, “we’re really excited about having a round once again. The date we have selected will coincide with a round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW and is the week after the Homebush V8 Supercar event. We’re hoping we can cross-pollinate with a bit of V8 Supercar activity as well. It’s an exciting night for many reasons for us.”

World Series Sprintcars Race Director Shane Collins is naturally thrilled to bring the WSS show back to the Harbour City.

“The history between Valvoline Raceway and World Series Sprintcars is steeped in tradition,” says Collins, “it’s a really positive time for the teams and the fans that we can head back to Parramatta. The direction in which Sprintcar racing is headed at that circuit is very refreshing and we’re all excited to be adding Sydney back to our calendar this season.”

More information on the entire Valvoline Raceway schedule, including the USC dates, will follow soon…

 

 

STARS Will Resume Saturday July 4thWith A Bang

By: Kale Fisher (MORRIS, IL – July 24, 2015)—The D’Arcy GMC Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) will be back with a bang during the 111th Annual Grundy County Fair on Saturday July 4th, at the Grundy County Speedway. Fans will get extra racing on the 4th due to the rain shortened events on June 20th. So the gates will open early; pit gates at 12:00 pm and the front gates at 3:00 pm. This will allow for qualifying to start at 4:00 pm and the first racing at 4:30 pm. The STARS events on June 20th was halted by rain after only the Illini Racing Series (IRS) feature was ran. In that feature defending IRS champion and current points leader Patrick Bruns took 1st place. The events of the 20thwill allow for double feature night for the National Midgets, the Classic Modified’s (Dwarf), the Central States Region (CSR) Minicups, and the Legacy Midwest Racing Series on July 4th. In addition to the makeup feature for these four divisions STARS will have a full night of events for all five divisions. So every division will have qualifying, heat races, and features. The National Midget division feature will be the STARS 5th Annual Freedom 50 lap feature. The night will include the Hamilton brothers, Kyle and Nick, from Indianapolis, Indiana making their return to STARS. They will be challenging current point leader Billy Hulbert of Channahon, Illinois who currently leads Brad Greenup, also of Channahon, Illinois by a mere 9 points. The top five in points is rounded out by Mario Clouser in 3rd, Ryan Probst in 4th, and Tyler Baranin 5th. In the Classic Modified’s (Dwarf) division Darren Ihrke of Cary, Illinois leads the points by 44 points over Ed Ensor. Ihrke increased his points lead by setting fast time and winning his heat race on June 20th. After setting fast time in qualifications and finishing in 2nd place in her heat race on the 20th 14 year old Amanda Bohn of Machesney Park, Illinois leads the CSR Minicups points. Finally in the Legacy Midwest Racing division Nathan Bertino of Lockport, Illinois leads the points over Jordan Caskey by a mere three points. So the 4th of July event will be full of fireworks when it comes to the point standings. Rain checks will be honored from the June 20th show, but fans must present their tickets from that night to be fully honored. Also on the 4th there will be an event for the kids as STARS will have the Babe’s Hot Dog’s World Famous Big Wheel Races that will be held at intermission. Adult tickets (age 13 to 59) cost $12, senior citizens tickets (age 60 and older) cost $10, children tickets (age 5 to 12) cost $2,and children 4 and under are free. Remember as always “Come for the Excitement” and “Leave with the Memories”!! Stay connected with STARS on their website www.shorttrackauto.comand Facebook page, www.facebook.com/shorttrackauto, to see what will be happening this racing season.

 

World of Outlaws in Dodge City Next Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 25, 2015) – The absolute best of the best descend upon the wild west town of Dodge City next weekend, as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series takes to the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval for the annual “Boothill Showdown”.

The world’s premier Sprint Car drivers will battle it out over the course of two full nights atop the DCRP clay, providing their own specialized brand of fireworks on the track on Friday and Saturday night, July 3-4.

With tickets going quickly, fans can still obtain their weekend tickets in advance at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=160. Those purchasing a two-day package will receive a free fan pit pass.

Reigning series champion Donny Schatz has been red-hot as of late on the Outlaw trail, running his season total to 16 wins with a run of five straight wins that was finally snapped last night by Kasey Kahne Racing rep Brad Sweet.

Repping Tony Stewart Racing, Schatz reached DCRP victory lane in 2013.

The dominant force in recent “Boothill Showdown” action has been Oklahoma native Daryn Pittman. Pittman swept through both nights last year after splitting 2013 honors with Schatz.

While Pittman has four Dodge City wins, Joey Saldana it atop the win charts in southwest Kansas with five career victories at DCRP.

Along with Schatz, Pittman, Saldana and Sweet, other top World of Outlaws contenders expected for next weekend include Shane Stewart, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, Jason Sides, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Jason Johnson, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen.

Along with the World of Outlaws “Boothill Showdown”, the 2015 slate of events at Dodge City Raceway Park includes 15 nights of competition with a number of special events along the way. The track’s full slate of events is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Southern Oregon Speedway Ready For Traditional Monday Speedweek Northwest Date

By Ben Deatherage

 White City, Oregon- With temperatures expected in the triple digits you can guarantee the awesome action will compliment the warm weather for the Monday June 29th Speedweek Northwest event at Southern Oregon Speedway. The best drivers from Oregon, Washington, Montana, and California will be taking on one another for the rare midweek date. A good car count is expected to be in attendance.

The Western Sprint Tour, which sanctions the Speedweek, visited SOS on Saturday May 23rd. Roger Crockett was the winner of that event in exciting fashion. Crockett leads the WST win chart with two wins after the tour has had only three races.

In the seventeen year history of Speedweek Northwest there have been seventeen events held at Southern Oregon Speedway with twelve different feature winners. Brent Kaeding tops the list at four victories while Shane Stewart and Roger Crockett are the only other repeat winners with two each. Drivers that have won once include Henry Van Dam, Travis Rilat, Jonathan Allard, Jesse Hockett, Danny Horner, Steve Kent, Brad Furr, Shawn Wilskey, and last year Rico Abreu.

Tickets for the race include $15.00 for Adults, $12.00 for Seniors and Vets, $10.00 for Juniors, and Children 6 and under are FREE. For more information log on to www.sospeedway.com. For the latest news and information on the Western Sprint Tour visit sprints.nwextremeseries.com .

 

 

Reutzel Rolls to Washington after Big Win for Bob Miller

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (June 25, 2015) – Some things you simply can’t script.

And even if you could, it would be difficult to top Aaron Reutzel’s emotional Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Salina Speedway in Salina, KS, last Friday night.

The triumph marked Reutzel’s seventh overall win of the year and third in ASCS National Tour action aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car.

But, more importantly, it came in his first start since paying final respects to long-time friend and sponsor Bob Miller just a few days earlier.

“It was cool to get it done that soon, to get that win for Bob,” Reutzel said afterward. “It was emotional, it was difficult to even get through the victory lane interview.”

Emotional indeed, as Reutzel pointed out that, “Words can’t describe this. I lost a lot more than a sponsor, I lost a best friend, a role model, a mentor. This is tough.”

Reutzel made it look easy on the track, racing forward from the seventh starting position in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine to ultimately take the lead on the 24th of 30 laps.

“We were definitely good, but it was pretty hard to pass,” Reutzel says. “Just about everyone I got was on restarts.”

Seth Bergman was Reutzel’s final victim with a big slide job in the Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution entry to take command in the closing rounds.

“Being aggressive on the starts was what won the race for us,” Reutzel explains.

Back atop the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour point charts even after missing the Speedweek opener at Devil’s Bowl, Reutzel went on to Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday and once again gridded the feature field inside the fourth row aboard the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

“We started good, we were up to third pretty early,” Reutzel explains.

But after checking up to avoid another car, Reutzel lost a pair of positions that he couldn’t regain this time.

“We were probably good enough to run top two or three, but I lost my momentum going forward and just couldn’t turn it back around,” Reutzel said after finishing off Speedweek with a seventh-place finish.

With an emotional win for Bob Miller in the books and another top-ten finish to put the wraps on Speedweek, Reutzel and the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics crew take to Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA, for this weekend’s Dirt Cup with a 58-point lead in the $60,000 Lucas Oil ASCS National championship chase.

2015 Quick Stats: 31 races, 7 wins, 16 top-fives, 21 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup in Alger, WA, on Thursday, Friday and 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.

 

 

Bellm Goes West after Season Best

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (June 25, 2015) – It was just what the doctor ordered for Kyle Bellm, as the Nixa, MO, racer stopped in at his home track and put together his best night of the season thus far with a runner-up finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night.

There was little time for celebration though, with Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision No. 14k Sprint Car team making the 36-hour trek to Alger, WA, for this weekend’s Dirt Cup that kicks off tonight at Skagit Speedway.

A rookie contender on the Lucas Oil ASCS National trail, Bellm had been close to putting together a full night on the racetrack.

He finally did that aboard the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair machine last weekend. And better yet, it was little more than an hour from home.

“That’s pretty much our home track, we had a lot of friends and family there,” Bellm said. “Maybe that’s the spark we needed, sometimes it just takes one race to turn everything around.”

After a heat race win, Bellm started the feature from the pole position.

Thirty laps later, the 24-year-old was standing on the podium after posting a season-best runner-up finish.

“We were close to winning, I actually got around him (Tony Bruce, Jr.) at one time then got hung up behind a lapped car,” Bellm explained. “We were really good at the beginning but got a little tight at the end.”

“It was the best we’ve been all year,” Bellm continued. “We needed it after the year we’ve had, it definitely gives us some confidence going forward.”

It was a quick rebound for the driver of the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines Sprint Car after a Friday night of struggles at Salina Speedway in Salina, KS.

“We missed it big time in the heat, and when you do that you’re in such a hole,” Bellm said. “You really need to be in the redraw in these races to have a real shot at winning or running in the top five, it’s hard to do if you don’t make the redraw.”

There was no redraw on Friday and no feature after getting in a tangle while running solidly in a transfer position.

“I can’t blame anyone on that one, if anything I probably should have been a little more patient,” Bellm said afterward.

Bellm put Friday’s frustration behind him in short order with Saturday’s strong outing, something he looks to carry over to this weekend’s Dirt Cup action at Skagit Speedway.

“It looks like my style of racetrack, a racy place, I’m looking forward to the weekend,” Bellm wraps up after getting his first glimpse of Skagit on Wednesday.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup in Alger, WA, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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.

 

 

Lucas Oil ESS Season Goes to Canada with Visit to Merrittville

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – Just shy of a month ago, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Gang was across the border to Autodrome Granby. This Saturday its now to the Niagara Frontier and the Merrittville Speedway for the second leg of the Einstein Construction Group Canada Tour 2015.

The annual visit to the exciting D-Shaped oval will pay the winner a cool $2,000 with the best from ESS taking on many of the finest local talent for what will be an exciting show.

Mark Smith won that event at Granby, but he will not be in attendance which opens up the Canadian Points. Matt Tanner will come in second in points which puts him basically the leader. Jeff Cook, Alain Bergeron and Jason Barney follow closely and will be in the field.

Current overall ESS point leader Steve Poirier will be in the field along with Chuck Hebing, Tommy Wickham, Paulie Colagiovanni, Paul Kinney, Parker Evans, Zach Weigand, Mike Stelter, Pete Richardson, Denny Peebles and others

A host of teams from the Western part of Ontario will be out looking to keep the ESS contingent at bay. Names such as Glenn Styres, Mitch Brown, Chris Steele, Tom Huppunen, Jamie Turner, Keith Dempster, Jim Huppunen, Cory Turner, Dain Naida, Ryan Turner, Alex Hill-Stewart and others will help fill the pit area.

Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub right on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls will sponsor the Cobra Coaches Dash and they will also be providing several giveaways for the fans.

It’s the annual visit to the beautiful Merrittville Speedway, the invasion of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints…the tradition continues as excitement guaranteed!!

Merrittville Speedway – Sat. June 27 – Racing 7:00

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TEAM TURNER RACING PR: SCORING POINTS

by Tommy Goudge (June 25, 2015) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan competed in Sprint Car events at two different race tracks last weekend, and scored points in three different championship chases.

JUNE 19 - OHSWEKEN The weekend began at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, where 28 competitors signed in for the Patriot Sprint Tour's annual challenge race with the track's Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division.

Jamie and Cory both gained transfer spots to the 25 lap Feature in their heat races, while Ryan was forced to run the B-Main, and used a provisional spot to start the Feature.

"In the feature we all moved forward and were pretty happy with our cars on a rough race track," Cory said. "I started 18th and finished 9th, my dad started 12th and finished 10th, and my brother passed the most cars, starting 24th on the grid and coming home 14th!

"I felt as though I had a car capable of a top five...I just didn't accumulate enough passing points in the heat race to get a decent (Feature) starting spot."

All three TTR drivers are in the top ten in the PST Canada series standings following the Ohsweken event, while Cory and Jamie are also in the top five of the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division points.

JUNE 20 - BRIGHTON Saturday morning was hectic as the team got ready to make the 250 kilometre trek east to Brighton Speedway for the fourth Southern Ontario Sprints event of the season. A huge crowd was on hand for the event, which also featured the World of Outlaws Late Model series, and Brighton's Canadian Modifieds.

Cory and Jamie both moved up to finish 2nd in their heat races and gain spots in the redraw for feature starting positions, while Ryan also moved forward in his heat race.

"My brother started 7th and finished 4th in what was by far the toughest heat," Cory noted. "In the feature I started 3rd and fell back to 4th on the initial start. About 10 laps in, my car really seemed to come to life and I was able to regain 3rd and close in on the leaders as they approached traffic. Just as I was about to get to them, I blew it over the cushion in turns 3 and 4, and that dashed any chances I would have at the win. I was able to finish 5th which as a team we were happy about. One driver error cost us a shot at a win!

"My dad and my brother both made forward progress during the race, and finished 7th and 8th respectively. My brother ran his fastest laps of the race very late in the feature, which gives him a lot of confidence heading to Merrittville this Saturday to compete with the Empire Super Sprints!"

UP NEXT June 27 - Merrittville Speedway (Empire Super Sprints - Gary Cunningham Memorial Canada Day Special)

"We will be having a barbeque after the races on Saturday and all are welcome to join us," said Cory. "I will also be having my car on display at Weathertech in Burlington on Saturday June 27th from 11am to 3pm, so definitely feel free to stop in and say hi!"

POINTS CHASING The TTR drivers have scored points in three different 360 Sprint Car championships in 2015 - Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour, and the Patriot Sprint Tour Canada series:

-#11 Jamie Turner: Ohsweken - t5th; SOS - 6th; PST Canada - 6th -#19 Cory Turner: Ohsweken - 4th; PST Canada - 4th; SOS - 5th -#91 Ryan Turner: SOS - 8th; PST Canada - 10th; Ohsweken - 12th

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 9 Races, 0 Wins, 1 Top Five, 7 Top Tens -#19 Cory Turner: 9 Races, 0 Wins, 2 Top Fives, 7 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 9 Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top Fives, 4 Top Tens

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TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank all their sponsors and supporters for their support during the 2015 season, including KT Gas & Convenience, Aces Bar & Grill, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Booster Juice, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, www.HausersPharmacy.com, Jerome Bros. Farm & Market, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Six Nations Bingo, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan's Farm Supply, Fine Lines Signs, DSE Performance, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Digital Detail, The Audible Difference, 5 Star Fitness & Nutrition, GF1 Chassis, Wings Unlimited, Wix Filters, and Ti22 Performance.

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: STATEMENT REGARDING JUNE 19 CRATE SPRINT CAR DIVISION TECHNICAL ISSUES

by Tommy Goudge (June 25, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - A meeting was held with officials from Ohsweken Speedway and the two approved engine builders for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division in Brantford, Ontario on Tuesday, June 23. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and resolve the issues which arose in post-race technical inspection at Ohsweken Speedway on the night of Friday, June 19.

The following officials were in attendance at the meeting: Glenn Styres - Owner, Ohsweken Speedway Derek Dean - Crate Sprint Car Division Sponsor (Strickland's GMC) Gary Leitch - Approved Engine Builder (Leitch Performance Engines) Mark Klotz - Approved Engine Builder (Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop) Mike Miller - Head Technical Director, Ohsweken Speedway Clinton Geoffrey - Director of Race Night Operations, Ohsweken Speedway Doug Leonard - Director of Race Night Operations, Ohsweken Speedway Steve Moulton - Technical Advisor

It was determined by all in attendance - including both approved engine builders - that the modifications to the distributors on engines from Leitch Performance Engines were done in the spirit of durability, and not to improve performance.

As a result, June 19 Crate Sprint Car feature winner Mack DeMan, and 3rd place finisher Jake Brown will get credit for those finishes, and receive their championship points and prize money for those finishes.

Going forward, all Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division teams will be allowed to weld their distributors to improve durability. Any questions about this modification should be directed to the approved engine builders.

Other questions can be directed to Mike Miller (ohswekentech@gmail.com), Clinton Geoffrey (clinton@ohswekenspeedway.com) and Doug Leonard (doug@ohswekenspeedway.com)

Several officials have offered statements on this matter:

Gary Leitch: "Leitch Performance Engines takes full responsibility for the modification of a bolt on part of a sealed crate engine. This modification was done to every engine dyno’d at LPE to improve the durability and life of that part, and was not to improve performance in any way, shape or form. This being said, we did not inform our customers of this because we do not believe this is an advantage nor a rules violation. LPE will accept any penalty for this action, and feel our customers should not be penalized because they knew nothing of this. This class is about saving competitors money, and this modification does this by preventing failures such as what happened to another competitor on the same night."

Steve Moulton: "On Friday night Josh Shantz (#18) had the distributor come apart because it did not have the mentioned modification. Had his distributor been welded, he would have finished the race."

Clinton Geoffrey: "Gary Leitch offered to replace all distributors that had been modified, but after looking at what happened to the #18 car, we saw that this was actually something that could help the division in the long run."

Glenn Styres: "It was a very productive meeting. We have a great thing going here. Communication is the key to making it even stronger."

 

 

VWJ Back And Ready For Speedweek Northwest

By Ben Deatherage

The first two races of the 2015 Speedweek Northwest will be right in Vern Wheeler Jr.'s backyard. The Central Point pilot intends to run the whole Western Sprint Tour sanctioned Speedweek and post some good finishes along the way. The opener on Sunday June 28th at Yreka, California's Siskiyou Motor Speedway will be the first time he has driven in about a month.

“I'm really excited to be back behind the wheel,” said Wheeler, “the last few times the car has ran I've had my kid (Jake) run it.”

Wheeler has made one feature with the WST and that was back on April 24th when he finished ninth. Look out for the Alliance Trucking/In & Out Gardens/Richie Rich & Tin Pimps Customs/Rodgers Racing Engines/Augie's Fiberglass & Boat Repair/Matt Moberly Motorsports/Kanopy Kountry/Greg Lyles Logging #21W JEI entry as he looks for his first win with the Western Sprint Tour.

“Our goal for the week is that when every green flag is thrown to just stay out of trouble,” Wheeler continued, “this deal has been rough on us through the years. We just want to get through it and in order to do that we have to take it one day at a time.”

The Western Sprint Tour sanctioned Speedweek Northwest begins at Yreka, California's Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Sunday June 28th and will conclude with the $5000.00 to win finale at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday July 4th. The best 360 Sprint drivers in the Western United States will race six events in seven nights at some of the best tracks in the country.

In the seventeen years Speedweek Northwest there have been ten different champions. Steve Kent and Roger Crockett are tied with four apiece while Brent Kaeding has two. Seven drivers have won the entire kit and caboodle just once which is a very impressive list of winners. That list includes Brad Furr, Jesse Hockett, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Mitch Olson, and in 2014 Kyle Hirst.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

 

 

Debate Ends At Millstream Speedway

Findlay, OH, June 25, 2015 - The debate has raged for decades now. Which is better? The “traditional” sprint cars with no aerodynamic wings, sliding sideways through the turns? Or the wild-looking winged sprint cars powering through the corners, throwing clay halfway to the next county?

Race fans will be able to sample both choices this weekend at Millstream Speedway, as the non-wing 410 sprint cars share the stage with the winged 360 sprints. While there may be some debate on the spectator hillsides before the show, the Millstream staff is betting that the final determination is that both divisions are pretty cool… Aside from the sprint car duel, fans will also enjoy a full program of UMP-sanctioned modifieds. Those arriving early will also be treated to an open pit area from 1-4pm, accessible with only a standard general admission ticket. Track action starts at 6pm.

Millstream Motorsports Complex, home of Millstream Speedway, is located 3 miles west of Findlay. Take US-224 West to TR-136, turn right, just 2 blocks to the corner of TR-136 and TR-95. Gates open at 1pm and hot laps begin at 6pm. General admission is $15, Seniors (65 & older) $12, Youth 11-15 $8, and under 10 are FREE. Please no stakes to mark the hill, use spray paint; no tape on bleachers. Up to 14" coolers, no beer carried in but can be purchased there, no glass.

 

 

Blaney, Dover, Lasoski, Bruce Jr., Van Dam, Kline and Tankersley Victorious for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (June 25, 2015) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Dale Blaney, Jack Dover, Danny Lasoski, Tony Bruce Jr., Henry Van Dam, Devin Kline and Channin Tankersley combined to record 11 feature victories during the past week.

Blaney guided the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed team to UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek wins last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, and Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Dover powered to a trio of triumphs to extend his winning streak to a career-best five races. He was victorious on Friday and Saturday at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., with the NCRA.

Lasoski earned his seventh triumph of the season last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he and Big Game Motorsports continue to lead the championship standings.

Bruce Jr. advanced from fourth to win his first event of the season on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Van Dam reached Victory Lane for the second time this season at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Saturday.

Kline drove from fifth to his third triumph of the season on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Tankersley capped his debut in a mod lite by rallying for the victory on Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top-five finish include:

Derek Hagar placed second both Saturday in a nonwing feature at Lucas Oil Speedway and Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Cody Wampler scored his best finish of the season on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., where he ended second.

Joe Trenca netted his first career podium finish on Friday at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa., with a third-place result.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2015 -

Dale Blaney - 8 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 11 and June 24; Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 1; Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., on May 22; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on May 29 and June 19; Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y., on June 11 and Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on June 23); Danny Lasoski - 7 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 28; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 9, June 6 and June 20; Saint Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., on May 28 and I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on June 5); Jack Dover - 6 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 24; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 13; Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., on June 14; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on June 19 and June 20 and Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on June 21); Derek Hagar - 3 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 23; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 6 and Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on June 13); Devin Kline - 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 9, May 23 and June 20); Trey Starks - 3 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on April 24 and May 29 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on April 25); Cody Freeman - 2 (Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on March 14 and Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on March 28); Johnny Herrera - 2 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 10 and Timberline Speedway in Corley, Texas, on May 22); Henry Van Dam - 2 (Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 23 and June 20); Jamie Ball - 1 (Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on May 6); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on June 20); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 1 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 22); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, Glenburnie, South Australia, on Feb. 7); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on June 13); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 3); Jason Sides - 1 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 20); Ryan Smith - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 4); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 13) and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on June 20).

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Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS]-June 25, 2015- The Arbor Green Contractors, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, In Motion Dance Studio, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, Curve In Bar, Bane Nelson, Meyer Farms and R&H Enterprises,Triple X Racing Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks, Velocity Wings, and American Racer Tires #15M was back in action after a week off due to the rain on Saturday evening at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

Miller finished 3rd in his heat race which placed him in the 9th starting spot in the A-main event. After 25 laps of A-main competition, Miller would capture another top ten finish and come home 7th.

This week the MFM team will be racing Friday at the Manitowoc Expo where he picked up his first career A-main win and Saturday the team will be back at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

Miller also participated in the "Be an Angel" Project Angel Hugs Benefit this past Sunday and was award the FAN FAVORITE SPRINT CAR!

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

 

 

Siskiyou Motor Speedway To Open Up Speedweek Northwest For Second Straight Year

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) Yreka, California- For the second straight year Speedweek Northwest will begin in the Golden State of California. Siskiyou Motor Speedway will be the site of the first race of six for the Western Sprint Tour sanctioned extravaganza on Sunday June 28th. Last year Kyle Hirst kept the Finley Farms winning streak intact. In fact the Finley Farms team has won every single Sprint Car race at SMS since 2011 through various sanctioning bodies.

The Baymont Inn is offerring hotel specials for race car teams and crews for Saturday and Sunday for folks looking to stay in Yreka. Be sure and pick up your $5.00 coupons from Mike Gehringer after the races for the Black Bear Diner located across from the Baymont Inn.

Tickets for the race include $20.00 for Adults, $15.00 for Seniors and Vets, $10.00 for Children ages 12-6, and Children 5 and under are FREE. Advance tickets can be purchased at Whipple's Muffler and Fabrication, Yreka Chamber of Commerce, CarQuest-Yreka Auto Parts, and Cheffey Machine. Pit Gates open at 3:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing to begin around 6:00.

Past Speedweek Northwest Winners At Siskiyou Motor Speedway: 2014- Kyle Hirst on June 29th

Past Speedweek Northwest Champions: 2013- Roger Crockett 2012- Mitch Olson 2011- Kyle Larson 2010- Roger Crockett 2009- Jesse Hockett 2008- Roger Crockett 2007- Shane Stewart 2006- Steve Kent 2005- Brent Kaeding 2004- Brent Kaeding 2003- Roger Crockett 2002- Steve Kent 2001- Steve Kent 2000- Steve Kent 1999- Brad Furr 1998- Bud Kaeding

Past Speedweek Northwest Results At Siskiyou Motor Speedway: June 29th, 2014 A Feature: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 24-Rico Abreu; 3. 75-Sean Becker; 4. 71-Colin Baker; 5. 94-Steven Tiner; 6. 22M-Mason Moore; 7. 3-J.J. Hickle; 8. 9R-Reece Goetz; 9. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 10. 22-Garen Linder; 11. 55-Trey Starks; 12. 68-Rob Held; 13. 49-Mike Monahan; 14. 96-Greg Hamilton; 15. 5H-Chase Johnson; 16. 44-Kelly Miller; 17. 72-Phil Dietz; 18. 01-Andy Forsberg; 19. 16-Nick Tomlinson; 20. 26F-Shane Forte

 

 

Kyle Miller Aiming For Speedweek Northwest Success

By Ben Deatherage  2015 has been a bit of a year of change for Eugene's Kyle Miller. Miller made the switch over the offseason from driving the family car to piloting Tim Galloway's Myers Logging/Automotive Sheetmetal/Trifer Glass & Tinting/Machined For Speed By Craig Jensen #51 XXX. The pairing has been a successful one was Miller captured a victory against the Northwest Wingless Tour on May 9th at Cottage Grove Speedway and has finished inside the top five on a number of occasions.

“It's been going pretty well,” said Miller,” we have had a lot of fast cars and goods runs. We seem to be pretty close to cracking off some wins.”

Over Memorial Day weekend Kyle managed to post two fifth place finishes against the Western Sprint Tour. The four-time Cottage Grove Speedway track champion and former Northwest Wingless Tour titlist will look to finish a little bit higher and hopes to capture his first career Speedweek victory.

"Our main goal is to make it through the entire week and keep the car in one piece, " he would continue, "We'd like to win the whole week but we know that to do that we have to be consistent, stay out of wrecks, and keep the motor healthy."

The Western Sprint Tour sanctioned Speedweek Northwest begins at Yreka, California's Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Sunday June 28th and will conclude with the $5000.00 to win finale at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday July 4th. The best 360 Sprint drivers in the Western United States will race six events in seven nights at some of the best tracks in the country.

In the seventeen years Speedweek Northwest there have been ten different champions. Steve Kent and Roger Crockett are tied with four apiece while Brent Kaeding has two. Seven drivers have won the entire kit and caboodle just once which is a very impressive list of winners. That list includes Brad Furr, Jesse Hockett, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Mitch Olson, and in 2014 Kyle Hirst.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Quest Federal Credit Union, with locations in Kenton, Ada, and Bellefontaine, brings another great night of racing action to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this Saturday night, June 27. All weekly divisions including the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint Cars, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts return to the 1/3rd mile to continue the 2015 points chase. Of the five divisions scheduled, four of them have point differences less than 20 approaching the midway point in the season. Gates open at 4PM pit side. Grandstands open at 5PM. Cars begin to push off for hot laps at 6PM with racing action following at 7PM. Adult general admission is just $12, kids 11-15 years of age are admitted for just $6, with everyone under the age of ten admitted FREE. Pit passes are available for just $25.

As June comes to a close, do not forget to mark your calendar for one of the must-see racing events of the year. The Bob Reynolds Memorial will make its fourth return to Waynesfield Raceway Park with a program that has once again exceeded expectations. The 360 sprint cars will headline the event with the UMP Modifieds and FAST 305 Sprint Series making their first ever appearance at WRP. Full details on the event can be found here: www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com/images/pdfs/memorial%20race.pdf.

Keep up-to-date on the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park news and information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, Twitter, and on the brand new WRP YouTube page.

 

 

Dover Creates Career-Best Winning Streak After Sweeping Weekend Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - HUTCHINSON, Kan. (June 24, 2015) - Jack Dover is riding the wave of his career-best winning streak.

Dover scored a victory during all three races last weekend to give him five wins in a nine-day span, which topped last year's four-race winning streak.

"We race to win every time so it's rewarding when you put together the type of weekend we did," he said. "We are definitely running at top speed right now and I'm looking forward to continuing this streak."

Dover advanced from fourth to win each of the three features, including the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints doubleheader on Friday and Saturday at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb.

"We've won a lot of races at Butler County the last few years so we had a lot of confidence going into the weekend," he said. "We got a good draw each night in the heat race and the feature and we took advantage."

Dover maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race both nights, which locked him into the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 4 each time to start the main events on the outside of the second row.

"Any time you can see the lead when you start it's an advantage, but we had to pass some really good cars," he said. "I think we had a car capable of winning if we had started further back though. I was able to maneuver wherever I needed to and our Moss Racing Engine was stout."

The weekend wrapped up at Kansas State Fairgrounds on Sunday, when Dover finished where he started - second - during an NCRA heat race. Once again he lined up on the outside of the second row for the main event. This time he took the top spot near the midpoint of the feature before becoming the first repeat winner with the series this season.

"It was a great way to cap the weekend," he said. "The car was great and everything clicked."

Dover is scheduled to compete this Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., with the NCRA.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

June 20 - Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

June 21 - Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 6 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., with the NCRA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

Eagle Motorsports, formerly known as Eagle Chassis, has fabricated sprint car chassis since 1998. Eagle has been a part of winning three Knoxville Nationals. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com.

"Eagle chassis are one of the easiest to drive and one of the easiest to work on," Dover said. "And they've been great with custom, reliable chassis because of my height."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Downforce Designs Seeking Applicants for Three Positions

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (June 24, 2015) - Downforce Designs is looking to take another step forward.

The Washington State based company is seeking applicants for a press assistant, production artist and embroidery specialist.

"Each month we are getting bigger and better," Downforce Designs Founder Austen Wheatley said. "We've stepped up our equipment and are looking to increase our employees to satisfy the demand from our customers."

Interested applicants should send a resume to DownforceDesigns@gmail.com. Job responsibilities are listed by visiting http://www.DownforceDesigns.com and clicking on the "Careers" tab.

More information about a unique and affordable apparel option can be found at http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DownforceDesigns.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DownforceInc

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

DOWNFORCE DESIGNS -

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Siskiyou Motor Speedway To Open Up Speedweek Northwest For Second Straight Year

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) Yreka, California- For the second straight year Speedweek Northwest will begin in the Golden State of California. Siskiyou Motor Speedway will be the site of the first race of six for the Western Sprint Tour sanctioned extravaganza on Sunday June 28th. Last year Kyle Hirst kept the Finley Farms winning streak intact. In fact the Finley Farms team has won every single Sprint Car race at SMS since 2011 through various sanctioning bodies.

The Baymont Inn is offerring hotel specials for race car teams and crews for Saturday and Sunday for folks looking to stay in Yreka. Be sure and pick up your $5.00 coupons from Mike Gehringer after the races for the Black Bear Diner located across from the Baymont Inn.

Tickets for the race include $20.00 for Adults, $15.00 for Seniors and Vets, $10.00 for Children ages 12-6, and Children 5 and under are FREE. Advance tickets can be purchased at Whipple's Muffler and Fabrication, Yreka Chamber of Commerce, CarQuest-Yreka Auto Parts, and Cheffey Machine. Pit Gates open at 3:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing to begin around 6:00.

Past Speedweek Northwest Results At Siskiyou Motor Speedway: June 30th, 2014 A Feature: 1. 24-Rico Abreu; 2. 75Z-Sean Becker; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst; 4. 3C-Jonathan Allard; 5. 55-Trey Starks; 6. 01-Andy Forsberg; 7. 71-Colin Baker; 8. 0-Bud Kaeding; 9. 5H-Chase Johnson; 10. 12-Jared Ridge; 11. 3J-J.J. Hickle; 12. 3D-David Hibbard; 13. 21W-Vern Wheeler; 14. 27DD-David Hoiness; 15. 26F-Shane Forte; 16. 68-Rob Held; 17. 22-Garen Linder; 18. 44-Kelly Miller; 19. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 20. 72-Phil Dietz

 

 

Price To Make Midweek Speedweek Northwest Shows

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Peterson Media) 2015 has been an absolutely breakout year for Robbie Price. The Cobble Hill, British Columbia teenager has traveled quite a bit this season and has cracked off two wins at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington in local competition. He will look to have the same sort of success during Speedweek Northwest.

“Overall this year has been really good,” said Price, “the last couple of weeks have been rough but we will try and get back to where we were.”

Due to some prior commitments Robbie will only be able to make the midweek shows starting with Southern Oregon Speedway in White City. It will be the first time ever that he has competed in the state of Oregon. The pilot of the Shark Racing Engines/Mill Stone Heating & Sheetmetal/Rallye Auto Sales/Northwest School of Martial Arts #21 Maxim has set a few goals for the stint.

“I'm just hoping to make the main every night and roll it in the trailer,” he would continue, “I'm really hoping to prove myself against these guys.”

The Western Sprint Tour sanctioned Speedweek Northwest begins at Yreka, California's Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Sunday June 28th and will conclude with the $5000.00 to win finale at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday July 4th. The best 360 Sprint drivers in the Western United States will race six events in seven nights at some of the best tracks in the country.

In the seventeen years Speedweek Northwest there have been ten different champions. Steve Kent and Roger Crockett are tied with four apiece while Brent Kaeding has two. Seven drivers have won the entire kit and caboodle just once which is a very impressive list of winners. That list includes Brad Furr, Jesse Hockett, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Mitch Olson, and in 2014 Kyle Hirst.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

Additional Information: 2015 Western Sprint Tour Schedule April 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Trey Starks April 25th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Rained Out May 23rd Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR Roger Crockett May 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Roger Crockett June 28th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA (Speedweek Northwest) June 29th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR (Speedweek Northwest) June 30th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, OR (Speedweek Northwest) July 1st Travel Day July 2nd Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR (Speedweek Northwest) July 3rd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) July 4th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR (Speedweek Northwest) August 14th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA August 15th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR September 25th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA September 26th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

Past Speedweek Northwest Champions: 2013- Roger Crockett 2012- Mitch Olson 2011- Kyle Larson 2010- Roger Crockett 2009- Jesse Hockett 2008- Roger Crockett 2007- Shane Stewart 2006- Steve Kent 2005- Brent Kaeding 2004- Brent Kaeding 2003- Roger Crockett 2002- Steve Kent 2001- Steve Kent 2000- Steve Kent 1999- Brad Furr 1998- Bud Kaeding

 

 

Alberding Claims Second NWWT Of 2015 Season

By Ben Deatherage

Sunset Speedway Park would host the fourth race of 2015 for the Northwest Wingless Tour on Saturday June 20th. It would mark the first time that the NWWT had visited the “Banks Bullring” this year. Also in attendance were drivers representing the Oregon Double Shot Series. A total of thirteen drivers would be on tap representing the states of Oregon and Washington.

Taking the lead on lap ten Salem's Tim Alberding would be on a mission. Utilizing the top side of the race track Alberding would dominate the rest of the distance to pick up his second win of the season and first at SSP. The Alberding Racing #52 Maxim have been on a roll lately with the NWWT.

Moro's Guy Weedman would finish second, in his Weedman Ranches #27W Maxim, followed by Forest Grove pilot Jake Gilman, in third and driving the Top Coat Powder/Pure Addiction Diesel/Randy Busser Sandblasting #15R Maxim. The rest of the top five would consist of the Beaverton Automotive/Pro Towing/Rabourn Performance/Herz Precision Parts #50 Eagle, driven by Aloha's Brad Rhodes, crossing the wire fourth and Tommy Moreno fifth in the Moreno Racing #29T entry.

The Northwest Wingless Tour will venture to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday June 27th for their second visit of 2015 at the 1/4-mile clay oval. Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, and 5 & Under FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. Be sure and keep up to date with the latest news and information on CGS by logging on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the Northwest Track Hotline at (360)-699-RACE. Don't miss out on the Facebook fan page by logging on to your account, search Cottage Grove Speedway, and hitting “Like”. For the latest news and info about the NWWT log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Northwest Wingless Tour Race #4 Saturday June 20th, 2015 Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 52-Tim Alberding; 2. 27W-Guy Weedman; 3. 15R-Jake Gilman; 4. 50-Brad Rhodes; 5. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 6. 69-Joe Bosso Jr; 7. 3G-Garret Johnson; 8. 12R-Darren Rothe; 9. 54-Johnny Butler; 10. 7-Josh Horner; 11. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 12. 10-Bill Winsley; 13. 3-Wayne Vanraden

Dash: 1. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 2. 52-Tim Alberding; 3. 50-Brad Rhodes; 4. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson

Heat 1: 1. 27W-Guy Weedman; 2. 3-Wayne Vanraden; 3. 69-Joe Bosso Jr; 4. 7-Josh Horner; 5. 54-Johnny Butler; 6. 12R-Darren Rothe; 7. 3G-Garret Johnson

Heat 2: 1. 10-Bill Winsley; 2. 15R-Jake Gilman; 3. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 4. 52-Tim Alberding; 5. 50-Brad Rhodes; 6. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson

Qualifying: 1. 52-Tim Alberding; 2. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 3. 50-Brad Rhodes; 4. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 5. 10-Bill Winsley; 6. 15R-Jake Gilman; 7. 27W-Guy Weedman; 8. 69-Joe Bosso Jr; 9. 3-Wayne Vanraden; 10. 12R-Darren Rothe; 11. 7-Josh Horner; 12. 54-Johnny Butler; 13. 3G-Garret Johnson

 

 

USAC/CRA title contender Matt Mitchell to race at Santa Maria, Perris on Fourth of July weekend

Title contender Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif., faces one of his biggest challenges of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car season when he races at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway on July 3.

Mitchell is second in the championship behind Mike Spencer, 497-459, going into the ninth event of the season. The 28-year-old has been a model of consistency with top-six finishes in all eight of the USAC/CRA features including a pair of seconds, but this will be the first event of 2015 at one-third mile Santa Maria.

It is a track Mitchell used to dread, but he’s learned to attack it with a positive mental attitude. He won a sprint car race at Santa Maria in 2013.

“It’s not my favorite place, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten combative with the mental demons when I walk into the place and have run decently with a positive mental attitude,” Mitchell said. “Being second in the points, I have to go in there with a positive attitude. It’s the one place I’ve struggled and I need to get out of there with a good, solid finish.

“The balance has been there with the race car for us this season and if a race car is balanced, it will stick to any surface. If we can capitalize on the car we’ve had and get a good finish, it will be huge for us in the championship. We need to qualify somewhere in the top six and make it out of the heat. A good starting position is the key to a good finish.”

Mitchell will race for the sixth time at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on July 4. He finished second on May 23 and fourth on June 13 and has won at the half-mile track in previous seasons.

“We definitely have what it takes to win at Perris,” Mitchell said. “We just need to put an entire event together. We’d really like to get that first win of the season before the series takes a six-week break.”

Following the July 4 event, the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series does not race again until Aug. 15 at Perris.

Mitchell’s team is sponsored by Campbell Brothers Storage of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., ART Enterprises Speed Equipment, MPD Racing and Keith Chrisco Racing Engines of Huntington Beach. Calif.

“I want to thank them for their support and will be doing my best to take them to victory with us during the Fourth of July weekend,” Mitchell said.

Matt Mitchell’s 2015 feature results in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series:

March 7—5. Perris; March 20—6. Tucson USA Raceway; March 21—4. Tucson USA Raceway; April 18—6. Perris; May 2—6. Perris; May 9—2. Ventura; May 23—2. Perris.; June 13—4. Perris.

 

 

Three Special Events Coming Up This Summer for Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation

Inside Line Promotions - ARLINGTON, Wash. (June 24, 2015) - Several events are on tap for the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation this summer.

The foundation, which was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses, will host a pinewood derby in Washington next month and one during the famed Knoxville Nationals in mid-August.

"It is always a great time for everyone to hang out and have fun with a friendly competition," Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation Founder Al Tschider said. "I'm grateful for the support of everyone at Evergreen and in Knoxville and I'm looking forward to those great events."

Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., will be the site of the Evergreen Stock Car Pinewood Shootout on July 11. The second derby, titled the 3rd annual Knoxville Nationals Pinewood Shootout, will take place on Aug. 12 at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

All ages are welcome and car kits are available for sale for only $10. A $10 donation to the foundation is the entry fee. The rules and more information are available by visiting the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation on Facebook.

Additionally, the foundation will put on its 4th annual Kick-It Dirt Cup kickball game this Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. The event will be held in the track's parking lot beginning at approximately 11 a.m. (Pacific) and will feature some of the premier Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour drivers and top racers in the Northwest. A live charity auction will take place throughout the game as well.

Email Budwell74@msn.com to inquire about partnering with any event or helping the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation.

BIG AL KIDS & MOTORSPORTS FOUNDATION -

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses. For more information, visit http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org.

"I really believe in motor sports and it gives these kids something to look forward to," Founder Al Tschider said. "They spend a lot of time at the hospitals or just doing stuff that the normal kid doesn't have to do."

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation would like to thank Steve Forler Trucking, Village Green Resort, FX Signs, Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, Brenton's Outdoor Adventures, MyTrafficMan.com, Joe Jones Entertainment, Satellite Solutions, Liquid Lime, Northwest Powder Coating & Sandblasting, Ridge Runner Wings, Randy Price, Steve Beitler, JSR Motorsports, Pro Mod Engines, RS Products, Triple X Race Co., OPC, JOES Racing Products, Design 500 Racewear, SpeedMart, Vic's Old Gas Pumps, Moka Joe's Coffee and all of people who have donated time and money for their continued support.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigALkidsMSF

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Al-Kids-Motorsports-Foundation/331823116849496?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

 

Montana's Dietz Excited To Be Back For Speedweek Northwest

One of the big hitters from Big Sky Country will be back for Speedweek Northwest. Phil Dietz, of the Billings, Montana area, has been pretty fast in local competition. He will look to carry that momentum over for the whole week.

“We're off to a good start,” commented Dietz, “we haven't been out of the top four in the last eight races. We seem to be rolling along real good.”

Phil has recorded one win in 2015 and that was at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls on June 19th. Dietz has won his fair share of titles over the years including championships with the Montana Sprint Tour, Big Sky Sprint Tour, and the American Sprint Car Series-Frontier Region and in 2013 won the Dan Laber Memorial. The driver of the Prevost Racing/Dietz Auto Inc./Pacific Recycling/Staley's Automotive/Kaeding Performance/Maxim Chassis/Kistler Racing Engines/Factory Kahne Shocks/Keizer Racing Wheels #72 Maxim will be making his second career Speedweek Northwest.

“Our goal is to make every main event and maybe get a top five,” he would continue to say, “Last year was the first time running the whole deal and I really didn't know what to expect. But this year we've got some good base notes and I'm really looking forward to Yreka that track is the most fun I've had at.”

The Western Sprint Tour sanctioned Speedweek Northwest begins at Yreka, California's Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Sunday June 28th and will conclude with the $5000.00 to win finale at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday July 4th. The best 360 Sprint drivers in the Western United States will race six events in seven nights at some of the best tracks in the country.

In the seventeen years Speedweek Northwest there have been ten different champions. Steve Kent and Roger Crockett are tied with four apiece while Brent Kaeding has two. Seven drivers have won the entire kit and caboodle just once which is a very impressive list of winners. That list includes Brad Furr, Jesse Hockett, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Mitch Olson, and in 2014 Kyle Hirst.

The Western Sprint Tour is the Pacific Northwest region's most premier touring 360 Sprint car series. Visiting some of the nation's best facilities it is a series that offers some of the best racing you can find anywhere around. For the latest news and information log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also check out the WST Facebook page and be sure to “Like” it.

Additional Information:

2015 Western Sprint Tour Schedule

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

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

May 23rd Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR Roger Crockett

May 24th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Roger Crockett

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

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

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

July 1st Travel Day

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

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

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

August 14th Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, CA

August 15th Southern Oregon Speedway White City, OR

September 25th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

September 26th State Fair Raceway Yakima, WA

Past Speedweek Northwest Champions:

2013- Roger Crockett

2012- Mitch Olson

2011- Kyle Larson

2010- Roger Crockett

2009- Jesse Hockett

2008- Roger Crockett

2007- Shane Stewart

2006- Steve Kent

2005- Brent Kaeding

2004- Brent Kaeding

2003- Roger Crockett

2002- Steve Kent

2001- Steve Kent

2000- Steve Kent

1999- Brad Furr

1998- Bud Kaeding

 

 

Steve King Memorial on Saturday at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 24, 2015) – It will be a Sprint Car racing fan’s nirvana at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night as the track hosts the Seventh Annual Steve King Memorial.

The NCRA Sprint Cars will face off with the ASCS Red River Regional forces in Saturday night’s Seventh Annual Steve King Memorial with the URSS Sprint Cars mixing it up with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars as well atop the 3/8-mile clay oval. Racing action fires off at 7:30 p.m.

It marks the first of two consecutive weekends of Sprint Car action at DCRP, with Saturday’s Steve King Memorial serving as an ideal appetizer for the following weekend’s World of Outlaws Boothill Showdown on July 3-4. Tickets for the Boothill Showdown are available at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=160.

The Steve King Memorial event is in memory of the popular Jetmore, KS, racer that lost his life in a 2006 Knoxville Nationals crash. The Steve King Foundation was established after his passing to assist members of the racing family in times of need. Detailed information regarding the Steve King Foundation is available at http://www.stevekingfoundation.org/.

C.J. Johnson and Jake Bubak are reigning Steve King Memorial winners with Johnson topping the NCRA vs. ASCS portion and Bubak besting the URSS ranks with a last-corner pass.

Johnson and Kevin Ramey lead their respective 360-ci Sprint Car series into Saturday’s Steve King Memorial with Jed Werner and Luke Cranston atop their 305-ci point charts.

Coming off his first NCRA score of the year on Saturday night in Wichita, Quinter’s Johnson is just 45 points ahead of fellow reigning co-champion Jeremy Campbell. Campbell topped the May 30 NCRA tilt at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey leads the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region forces into the event with a 27-point advantage over Shawn Petersen with past Regional champ Joe Wood, Jr., another point back in third.

While Jed Werner holds the early URSS points lead, Ness City’s Luke Cranston is atop Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points with a 30-point edge over Zach Blurton.

While C.J. Johnson and reigning URSS champion Bubak reign as defending Steve King Memorial winners, other past winners include Nebraska’s Jack Dover in 2013 and 2009 and Brady Bacon in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Tickets for Saturday’s Seventh Annual Steve King Memorial featuring NCRA vs. ASCS Red River Region Sprint Cars along with URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars are just $20 with children 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

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

 

 

Brent Marks Will Chase Career First PA Sprint Speedweek Title in 2015 Nine Events Scheduled in Ten Days!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (June 24th, 2015) - The 25th edition of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Jake’s Wayback Burgers is set to ignite this Friday evening, June 26th; kicking off nine nights of ‘410’ sprint car competition in Pennsylvania and northern Maryland between June 26th and July 5th. Brent Marks, pilot of the familiar Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, will follow the entire Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule in 2015; hunting for a chunk of the $25,000 point fun, as well as a career-first Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek championship. The 2015 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek title is worth $10,000.

“We want to win this thing” said Brent Marks, “We have the potential to win this deal...we’ve been pretty good all year...we’ve been consistent and that plays a huge part in winning any type of championship...unfortunately, we haven’t found victory lane yet, but we’ve been close...we need to be a little bit better if we want to win the $10,000 title.”

The Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania will host the opening night of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek on Friday night, June 26th. Speedweek will move ahead to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 27th; hosting the 16th Annual ‘Kevin Gobrecht Memorial’ worth $7,000 to the feature winner. The first weekend of speedweek action will wrap up at the Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 28th.

After an ‘off day’ on Monday, June 29th, Brent Marks and the familiar ‘19M’ operation will make their way to the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 30th. Their Grandview visit will be followed by a trip south to the Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Wednesday, July 1st. Brent Marks will make his way back to the Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, July 2nd, followed by a return visit to the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 3rd. The July 3rd program will feature the annual ‘Mitch Smith Memorial’ worth $10,000 to the main event winner.

The 25th Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule will come to a close with a pair of ultra-fast half-mile dirt ovals on Saturday and Sunday, July 4th & 5th. Brent Marks, a former Living Legends Dream Race winner at ‘The Speed Palace,’ will visit the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 4th. All speedweek competition will come to a close on Sunday, July 5th at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

Each of the nine scheduled speedweek programs will award $5,000 to the main event winner; with the exception of the ‘Kevin Gobrecht Memorial’ and the ‘Mitch Smith Memorial.’ A potential grand total of $250,000 in prize money will be awarded to drivers and teams by the conclusion of speedweek competition on Sunday, July 5th.

“A lot on the line during the entire week” said Brent Marks, “We are fortunate enough to live in an area where we can compete the entire speedweek schedule and still work out of our own shop...we are all pretty excited to get started...hopefully we can get over that hump next week and get the first win.”

During his most recent start, Brent Marks earned a top-ten performance at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, June 19th; finishing sixth officially during feature competition. The ‘Myerstown Missile’ is currently fifth in the central Pennsylvania sprint car standings entering speedweek competition.

Those interested in learning more about Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek are invited to visit the official online home of the series at www.paspeedweeks.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire 2015 campaign - right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

======================== Recent Highlights: Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 30th

2015 Wins: 0

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Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, The Shelper Bros., Wolfrun Landscapes, Tim Spangler, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Circle Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products

 

 

T.J. Michael Continues His 'Speedweek' Tonight at I-96 Will Join Outlaws during Michigan Visit; All Stars Headline Remaining Weekend Schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Fremont, Ohio (June 24th, 2015) - With four nights of competition already in the books since Friday, June 19th, ‘The Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael will now look ahead to the remaining portion of his own version of ‘speedweek’ beginning tonight at the I-96 Speedway near Lake Odessa, Michigan. Michael, pilot of the Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Snap-On, no. 8M ‘410’ sprint car, has followed the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions during much of their Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign, but will venture off the trail tonight, June 24th, for one event before rejoining the All Star competitors on Thursday through Saturday, June 25th - 27th. Michael has been experiencing his share of disappointments during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; unable to qualify for main event competition during each of his four starts.

“It’s a tough week for sure” said T.J. Michael, “We’ve raced with right around 50 cars every night so far since Friday...we haven’t had a ton of luck with the draw...we’ve been good, but the results say otherwise...we’ve been drawing really late and that hurts if you can’t transfer through the heat race...we’ve buried ourselves just about every night...we’ll just keep working hard and hopefully put ourselves in a better position the rest of the week and weekend.”

T.J. Michael will venture away from UNOH All Star competition and join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for the NAPA Auto Parts ‘Rumble in Michigan’ at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan later this evening - Wednesday, June 24th. After his trip north to Lake Odessa, the Plano, Texas native will rejoin the Ohio Sprint Speedweek trail for events at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Thursday and Saturday, June 25th & 27th, as well as an event at the Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on Friday, June 26th.

“We’ll be busy the rest of the week” said T.J. Michael, “We are going to head north with the Outlaws for one night before returning to Ohio Sprint Speedweek...it makes a little more sense for us to go to Lake Odessa...we’ll see what happens.”

During his most recent start, T.J. Michael visited the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio on Tuesday evening, June 23rd. There were 42 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars signed in. Michael would not transfer through his respective heat; his night would end during UNOH All Star B-main competition.

Learn more about ‘Ohio Sprint Speedweek’ live on the web at www.allstarsprint.com.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire 2015 campaign; right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow T.J. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Earned third victory of the 2015 season on Saturday, May 16th at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

2015 Wins: 3 (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

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Toy Drive Set for Oswego Speedway’s Christmas in July Special on July 4

OSWEGO, NY (June 24, 2015) – The summer schedule at Oswego Speedway officially kicks into high gear Saturday, July 4 with the Speedway’s annual ‘Christmas in July’ celebration, to go along with extra distance Grand Prix features for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

Every fan that brings a new and unwrapped toy to the Speedway next Saturday will receive a FREE hot dog combo meal, courtesy of the Speedway, with all toys being donated to a local community outreach program to be announced.

Fans are encouraged to bring the entire family as Santa Claus will once again make an appearance at the Speedway at 6pm on July 4 below the main grandstand in the Speedway’s Tiki Bar.

Christmas in July will also feature a best decorated pit contest for Speedway competitors, as well as best decorated push truck, and best dressed crew member or Speedway employee.

Ending the evening of racing and fun will again be a gigantic fireworks display to cap the night and put a patriotic finishing touch on the Speedway’s Fourth of July celebration.

Fans are also reminded that July 4 will be the second Novelis Fan Can Chase Night of the year. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling for a chance to win Speedway race tickets. Redemptions will take place in front of the Speedway from 3-6pm.

Grand Prix Night and Christmas in July will also be a Price Chopper Tickets to Go event with tickets available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets location for only $14. As always kids 16 and under are FREE with a paid adult.

Grandstand gates will open on July 4 with the beginning of hot laps at 4pm. Santa Claus will be available for the kids at 6pm, with the night’s first heat race taking the green at 6:30pm.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

URSS Rebels Poised for DCRP, Wakeeney Speedway, Double Header

The United Rebel Sprint Series returns to action this weekend with a double header as they travel to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City Ks for the second time this season Saturday night for the Steve King Memorial. They will then travel 90 miles north to make their second appearance at Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney KS on Sunday night.

With five races in the books, the URSS Series has had five different drivers grace victory lane. Jed Werner, Jeff Radcliffe, Koby Walters, CJ Johnson and Coby Pierce have all visited Victory Lane so far in the 2015 URSS Season.

Going into this weekend’s two events Jed Werner holds a 50 point lead over Jeremy Huish. Both of these young guns have used consistent finishes to top the point standings. Jordan Randles, Conner Atkinson and rookie Tracey Hill round out the top five, with past Champion CJ Johnson, Zac Blurton, Ty Williams, Luke Cranston and many others looking to score wins this weekend to jump up in the chase. This will also start a series of consecutive double and triple header weekends from now till the final race of the season at Dodge City which will be a single night National points race to end the season.

Dodge City Raceway Park is a track that always brings out the best of the URSS drivers. And this weekend will be no different as the points battle is heating up going into the month of July where the Rebels will be pulling out all the stops as the Schedule heats up with seven out of the ten races dates being “National Points Races.” CJ Johnson topped the field at the first visit to the beautiful 3/8 mi. high banks with Zac Blurton, Jed Werner, JD Johnson and Taylor Velasquez rounding out the top five. On tap with the Rebels will be the NCRA 360 sprints and many drivers will be doing double duty for the night.

Sunday night the Rebels return to Wakeeney Speedway for the second time this season. Another of the favorite tracks the URSS drivers run on each year as it always produces great side by side racing. Last race in Wakeeney, Jeff Radcliffe picked up the win with Zac Blurton, CJ Johnson, Steven Richardson and Luke Cranston.

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

If you cannot attend either of this weekends races, you can always tune into the live broadcast at www.racinboys.com to catch all of the action with Kyler Fetters calling the action starting at 7:30. Sunday’s racing action starts at 6:30 pm.

As always you can visit the URSS website at http://www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com for up to date news, points, driver’s profile and much more.

 

 

Schatz Continues Monster Season With Help From KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: A name that is becoming synonymous with winning night after night is Donny Schatz, and that was true to form over the last week as Schatz used his KSE Racing Products to sweep a three-race week with the World of Outlaws.

Schatz kicked his winning off on Wednesday night, as he became the series’ first winner at the Granite City Speedway. As the series moved to the Dakota’s on Friday and Saturday the Fargo, ND native continued his winning ways as he used his KSE Racing Products to win at the River Cities Speedway and the Dakota State Fair Speedway.

In the state of Ohio, famed All Star Speedweek got underway last week and it was Dale Blaney and Greg Wilson, the Speedweek point leader, getting wins before Blaney returned to victory lane on Tuesday night as the week begins it’s home stretch.

With All Star Speedweek getting started, Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek came to a close, and in the final events it was a couple of drivers using KSE Racing Products to grab wins as Tony Bruce Jr was victorious at the Lucas Oil Speedway and Aaron Reutzel picked up an emotional win at the Salina High Banks.

Jonathan Allard had a very big weekend in California as he picked up a last lap win at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, before coming back strong on Saturday night with the Civil War Series as he used his KSE Racing Products to dismantle the field en route to his fifth win of the season.

Shane Golobic picked up a win a the Ocean Speedway, while Chad Boespflug used the KSE Power Steering Products aboard the Amati Racing No. 66 to win at the Lincoln Park Speedway. Jack Dover continued his dominance with the Nebraska 360 Series, while Tim Kaeding won his first race with Lunstra Motorsports, Carl Bowser won at the Lernerville Speedway, and Henry Van Dam enjoyed victory lane in Elma, WA.

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DONNY SCHATZ

Building Steam

INDIANAPOLIS (June 24, 2015) – With summer officially here, the mercury in thermometers all across the country will continue to rise. In World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series competition, the arrival of summer traditionally has signaled the time when Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz begins to heat up, but this year the driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J and his TSR team have already reached a boiling pace and are in the midst of a five-race winning streak heading to three races this week.

Schatz has 16 wins after running the table last week in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota and is looking to continue his blistering trail with stops in Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin this week. The six-time and reigning WoO champion leads the Outlaws into action Wednesday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan before Friday’s race at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The week is capped off with Saturday’s stop at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway.

Wednesday’s NAPA Auto Parts Rumble at I-96 was originally scheduled for May 30, but Mother Nature washed out the event and it was rescheduled during a stretch of 12 races in 22 days. Schatz returns to I-96 as the defending event winner after overtaking Brad Sweet on lap 20 of the 35-lap A-Feature to collect his first win at the reconfigured 3/8-mile, dirt oval. The win pushed Schatz into the points lead on the final day of May, a position he would not relinquish the rest of the season. The victory was one of a career-best 26 wins last year and first in 12 career races at I-96.

Schatz also broke through for the first time at 34 Raceway last season. His victory on June 27, 2014 was historic as it pushed him into third all-time on the WoO win list with 154 triumphs. Schatz started 10th and made one of his patented runs though the pack, grabbing the lead on lap 25 of the 35-lap race. The victory, which enabled him to eclipse Mark Kinser’s 153 career WoO A-Feature wins, was his first at 34 Raceway, a track the Outlaws have competed at four times – 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014.

Beaver Dam Raceway has been a regular stop on the Outlaws tour during Schatz’ first 18 seasons. His lone victory at 1/3-mile, dirt oval came in July 2002 when he led all 40 laps of the A-Feature. The race victory came just three days after he won at his hometown track, Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, North Dakota, and was his first winning streak as an Outlaw. Last season, Schatz started fifth and finished third in the A-Feature.

The Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team has been posting remarkable numbers through 37 of the 88 races scheduled for the 2015 WoO campaign. Schatz continues building his lead in the championship standings and has pushed it to 196 markers over Shane Stewart. He leads the series in wins with 16, top-fives with 27, top-10s with 34, laps led with 312, and KSE Hard Charger Awards with five. The team has also completed 139 consecutive WoO A-Features, dating back to September 2013.

Wednesday for the NAPA Auto Parts Rumble at I-96 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 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit i96speedway.com or call 616-642-0555.

Friday at 34 Raceway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit 34raceway.com or call 319-752-3434.

For Saturday’s Jim Boyd “JB” Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit wismotorsports.net or call 920-887-1600.

Race fans unable to attend this week’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Sprint Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other race fans.

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

With more than one third of the season already in the books, do you feel like this is your best season ever with the World of Outlaws?

“Obviously, we still have to finish it out to make it the best season. Last year, we had the most wins in a single season that we’ve ever had. We are a long way from that and we have a lot of the season left to go. But it has been pretty unbelievable, really. The three guys on the Bad Boys Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman – are pretty incredible. We have worked together a long time, and those guys are very competitive, and they will settle for nothing less than a win. There are some nights that they want more. They want to be better than they are. Those guys are working on the right areas to make things better, and that’s probably the key – having those three guys doing their job to the max.”

When you are performing at this kind of pace, do you want to keep racing as often as you can?

“Racing is what we do. There are a lot of things we want to continue to improve on, so the more we can race, the more opportunities we have to get better. In the past, this has been a time when things started really clicking. We’ve had good starts before, but these guys just keep striving for more. Last week, we raced three times and I feel like we learned quite a bit each night. This week is another one of those opportunities. We’ve had some success at all three places and the goal is for that to continue. We had good performances at both I-96 and 34 Raceway last year and we’re hoping to do that again. We’ve had some really good nights at Beaver Dam throughout my career and it’s been a long time (2002) since we’ve been able to come out on top there. That’s the challenge we have. Taking advantage of every opportunity is the mentality we’re working with right now.”

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Dakota Hendrickson Happy With Improvement

PETERSEN MEDIA: After getting a night of testing in aboard the Van Dyke Motorsports No. 5v machine, Dakota Hendrickson was very pleased with how the car felt over the weekend.

“We had a chance to test last week, and we all really feel that we came away with some good information, and I think that showed over the weekend.”

Taking to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night with the 360ci engine bolted in the Van Dyke Motorsports frame rails, Hendrickson got off to a great start as he timed in third fastest in time trials, only to come up eight pounds light on the scales.

Able to address the situation, Hendrickson would get another lap, and would ultimately get the Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks No. 5v timed in ninth fastest.

Heat race action saw the Omaha, NE driver get off to a great start, and as he made a move for the second spot a competitor would get out of shape in front of him and Hendrickson would do all he could to stay out of harms way, but would in fact get a piece of the action and endure front end damage.

Moving into the feature event, Hendrickson would grid the field from the 10th row, and went on to turn in a very strong performance as he was able to slice and dice his way to a 12th place finish.

Rolling out the Van Dyke Motorsports 410ci powered car on Sunday night, Hendrickson and company made their way to the Huset’s Speedway for another night of racing.

Getting drenched with hot water during time trials, Hendrickson did not get a time he was looking for and would line up in the rear of his heat race. Getting the issue rectified for heat race action, though he would finish at the back of the heat and line up in the 16th spot.

Just like he did on Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, Hendrickson was able to turn in some very nice laps as he was able to work his way forward again and finish in the 11th spot.

“Overall it was a pretty good weekend for our team,” Hendrickson added. “We did have some issues arise, but overall we did what we could, and came away with some decent finishes.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 24, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-0

ON TAP: Hendrickson and the Van Dyke Motorsports team will be at the I80 Speedway on Friday night with the Nebraska 360 series, the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night with the NSL, and again at the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night.

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LARSON MARKS RACING HOPING TO CHANGE RUNNER-UP FINISHES INTO MORE WINS

RUNNER-UP STREAK: Driver Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team continue to click off runner-up finishes with two more last week. Stewart and the team have now earned 10 runner-up finishes this season, including two in the last three World of Outlaws races. Six of the 10, including the last three, have been runner-up finishes to Donny Schatz.

FOUR WINS: Stewart has earned four World of Outlaws wins this season, the second most of any World of Outlaws driver. The Larson Marks Racing wins came at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway and Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa.

STANDINGS: Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team remain second in the World of Outlaws standings. The team has earned four wins, 21 top-five and 28 top-10 finishes.

I-96 RESULTS: Last season, Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team charged from a 12th-place starting position to finish sixth at I-96 Speedway. In 2013, Stewart briefly led the World of Outlaws feature event at the track before running out of fuel and finishing 17th.

34 RACEWAY STATS: Stewart has one career start at 34 Raceway in 2008 racing for Roth Motorsports. Stewart started eighth and finished 17th in the event.

BEAVER DAM EXPERIENCE: Stewart is a previous winner at Beaver Dam Raceway, taking the checkers in the 2001 Gumout Series feature event.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson and entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a five-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for his first career Sprint Cup win this weekend at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.

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

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next compete in the rescheduled World of Outlaws event at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City on Wednesday, July 1.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing. STATS: RACES: 39 FAST TIME: 4 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 21 TOP-10 FINISHES: 28

 

 

Storybook Ending: Brad Sweet Earned Gutsy Win at Beaver Dam Raceway Last Year

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — June 24, 2015 — Less than 24 hours before he won last year at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Brad Sweet was involved in one of the most scary accidents in series history, during an event in Iowa. The wreck tore his car in half and left him with a broken ankle. Sitting in the hospital still at 6 a.m. on race morning, he was not sure if he would even be able to race at Beaver Dam.

After getting released from the hospital later that morning, he made the trip north to Wisconsin to compete at Beaver Dam. With the help of his crew, who quickly put together a new car for him, Sweet was back behind the wheel and by the end of the night was hoisting the trophy for picking up the win. Sweet, who drives the No. 49 for Kasey Kahne Racing, returns to Beaver Dam Raceway this weekend for the Sixth Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday, June 27.

“That was a pretty emotional win,” said Sweet. “When you have those types of wrecks, everyone really comes together. We are one big family out here. I was kind of hurting, but I had a great car. That is a testament to my whole team that we were able to get things turned around so quick after having a car split in half and then winning the next night. That shows the preparation of Kasey Kahne Racing. It was really a storybook ending.”

Sweet started third last season in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial and took the lead from Bill Balog on the 24th lap and would pace the remainder of the 40-lap contest to pick up the $10,000 win. The California native began his night by turning the second-fastest lap in time trials. He finished fourth in the second heat race to earn a spot in the dash, where he both started and finished third.

“Once you get in the car, you forget about a lot of things,” he explained. “The adrenaline takes over and I think that is the best painkiller there is. We do this for a living, so we have to race night in and night out. Obviously, outside of the car I was in pain, but inside the car it wasn’t something I was thinking about. I was just thinking about getting a win like every other night.”

Sweet, who hails from Grass Valley, California, raced on several tracks in the early day of his career in his home state of California that have similarities to Beaver Dam Raceway. One of those is the high-banked Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, where he finished third earlier this year.

“The racing is always great at Beaver Dam and puts on a good show,” said Sweet. “It seems like it always has a big cushion. It starts off wet and we like tracks like that. It seems like you can really get after it early in the night. The racing is usually two- and three-wide and that suits anyone on the Outlaws tour. We always seem to have a good set-up there as well, which always helps.”

Sweet enters this week’s three races for the World of Outlaws fourth in the series standings. He has a pair of win this year, with the first coming in the finale of the three-night season-opening DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida back in February. He also won in his home state of California at the picturesque Calistoga Speedway. Sweet has 28 top-10 finishes thus far in 2015, with 14 of those being top-five performances. He also has also been fastest in time trials on two occasions thus far in 2015.

“We pretty happy with how the season has been going,” said Sweet. “We always want to get a little bit better. We are all kind of chasing the (No.) 15 (Donny Schatz) around right now. He’s setting a pace that is unheard of, really. He is winning all of these races and it kind of makes you scratch your head and try to compete. Other than that, we are pretty happy with things and feel we are pretty competitive with everyone else. We want to get a few more wins and get things running a bit smoother before we get into the big money races.”

Tickets for the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 27 can be purchased online at: http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com, as well as well as at the track and also at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores.

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

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

 

 

Consistently Fast: Paul McMahan Seeks to Translate Quick Car into Wins

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — June 24, 2015 — Paul McMahan has had a fast race car for most of the season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, he just hasn’t had the best of luck. Last week he was leading a race when a lapped car got into him, ending his night. On other occasions, misfortune has popped up, thwarting several potential strong runs.

McMahan, who drives the No. 51 for CJB Motorsports, looks to turn his luck around this week, as the World of Outlaws hit the track three times, including a visit to 34 Raceway in Iowa. The World of Outlaws will be in action at 34 Raceway on Friday, June 26, with a full night of racing on tap, beginning with hot laps, followed by qualifying time trials, heat races, a dash, Last Chance Showdown and 30-lap main event that will pay $10,000 to the winner.

“We’ve just had some misfortunes and things out of our control happen,” said McMahan of his 2015 season to date. “We are fast, though, and that’s always a positive going in. We haven’t had the season we were hoping for so far, but you can’t dwell on the past. Today is always a new day and you have to be the best you can each time you get in the race car.”

McMahan finished fifth at 34 Raceway last season, after starting on the outside of the third row. He opened the night by turning the second-fastest lap in time trials of the 34 entries. McMahan finished fifth in the second race, which put him in the dash, by way of his qualifying time. In the dash, the veteran driver started seventh and finished sixth. McMahan made his first World of Outlaws start at 34 Raceway in 2013, finishing second.

“The track definitely has its own characteristics and is a fun place to race at,” noted McMahan. “We’ve run well there in the past, so that always makes you anxious to get back to somewhere. We’ve been pretty consistent the last few weeks and like I said before, we have a fast race car and that is what you need every night out here against these guys.”

McMahan enters competition this week sixth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, about 50 markers out of the top-five. The Californian, who now calls the Nashville, Tennessee area home, has won twice this season the series. McMahan was victorious at Perris Auto Speedway in California in April and at Tri-State Speedway in Indiana last month.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is currently in the midst of a 12-race stretch in a 22-day span. The month of July will see the series hit the track 14 times at 10 tracks in five states and one Canadian province.

“The summer months are the best time of the year for me,” noted the veteran driver. “My wife and kids are out here with me and that makes it enjoyable. We are also racing a lot as well, which is great. You want to get rolling at this time of the year and really hit your peak. We just need our luck to turn around and we are looking to have some good luck with all of these races coming up, especially the big-money events.”

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at 34 Raceway on Friday, June 26 can be purchased online at: http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or at the track on race day.

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

For more information on tickets visit slspromotions.ticket.force.com.

 

 

Huge Weekend Double Header for NCRA Sprints!

Park City, Kansas – June 23, 2015 - A huge weekend of sprint car action takes place this weekend as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division closes out the month of June with a weekend double header with the American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Red River region.

It all kicks off this Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas for the annual “Steve King Memorial.” Current touring point leader C.J. Johnson won this event last year over a twenty-five car field.

General admission tickets to Saturday’s action are just $20 for adults, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30. Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action starting at 7:30 PM.

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.

Then on Sunday night both tours will load up and head to 81 Speedway in Park City to wrap up the double-header weekend. Last year saw Aaron Reutzel won last year’s meeting between the two series against a 29 car field.

Pit gates this Sunday night open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Also competing will be the “winged warriors” of the NCRA sprint car division.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 miles west on 77th street. For more race information on the NCRA mod lite show at 81 Speedway, call the track (316) 755-1781.

After four events, defending co-series champion C.J. Johnson leads the NCRA sprint car tour into the double header weekend with a 45 point lead over Jeremy Campbell. Johnson picked up his first victory of the season this past Saturday night at 81 Speedway.

Other touring regulars expecting to compete include Jon Freeman, J.D. Johnson, Jeff Stasa, Raymond Seeman, rookie of the year contender Josh Fairbank, Jake Greider and Luke Cranston.

A fixture in Kansas open wheel racing for decades, the familiar Danny King owned #e85 entry will be driven by Nebsaska’s Billy Alley, who hopes to pick up what would be a memorable victory, if he can accomplish this feat, during the “Steve King Memorial” at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night.

Kevin Ramey will lead the ASCS Red River Region competitors against the NCRA this weekend. Touring regulars and their top point earners include Shawn Peterson, Joe Wood, Jr., Andy Shouse, Kade Morton, Brandon Hanks and Mickey Walker.

To obtain more information concerning the NCRA sprint car division including official rules, 2015 race schedule, results and more check out their newly revamped website www.racencra.com. For more series information call (316) 755-1781 or check out their facebook page NCRA Racing Series.

 

 

ESPN 92.3’S “THE INSIDE LANE” ANNOUNCES THURSDAY, JUNE 25, LINEUP: MICHAEL PRINTUP, LUCAS WOLFE & MATT CAMPBELL

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – This week’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward will air at 5 p.m. (EST) Thursday, June 25, featuring interviews with Michael Printup, Lucas Wolfe, and Matt Campbell.

Printup, President of Watkins Glen International, will preview this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen event and upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in August.

Wolfe, defending PA Speedweek Champion, will discuss his win last Friday at Williams Grove and upcoming 25th anniversary PA Speedweek sprint car series.

17-year-old Campbell, the 358 sprint car winner at Williams Grove last weekend, will talk about his bright future in racing.

“The Inside Lane,” which also streams live on 923ESPN.com, was launched on May 1, 2014, to cover the exciting sport of auto racing on the regional and national scenes. The one-hour motorsports talk show has featured interviews with some of the sport’s most recognized names, including Indy 500 and Daytona 500 winner Mario Andretti, World of Outlaws sprint car champion Donny Schatz, the Motor Racing Network’s Steve Post, Hall of Fame sprint car champion Fred Rahmer, and Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III, to name a few.

Inch is a long-time Pennsylvania race track announcer and publicist and Steward has more than 35 years of experience in the radio business.

 

 

Jace Vander Weerd Picks Up USAC West Coast Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending Saturday night at the Santa Maria Speedway in Nipomo, CA with the USAC West Coast 360 Series, Jace Vander Weerd picked up a Top-10 finish with the series as he sits third in the 2015 Championship Standings.

“The track was pretty slick, and we just tightened up too much for the feature event,” Jace Vander Weerd said. “The track ended up getting better in the A, and building a cushion and we struggled a little.”

Getting his night started off by timing his Vander Weerd Racing/Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development No. 88 machine timed in ninth fastest, Vander Weerd would then tally a sixth place finish in heat race action.

The extremely slick track surface would see Vander Weerd and his team continue to tighten their car up for the feature event, and as fate would have it, the track would come back a little as the feature wore on.

As the speedway developed a thing cushion, much of the field would run against it, and Vander Weerd’s machine was just a little tight from his fifth row starting spot. Doing everything he could to keep his machine moving the right way, Vander Weerd would close his Saturday night with an eighth place finish.

“With the track building the cushion and getting better, we just went too far,” Vander Weerd said. “We are happy with the Top-10, and hopefully we can have a really good run on Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: Jace will be back in action this Saturday night at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA for another night of action with the USAC West Coast 360 Series.

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

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Richard Vander Weerd 5th At Santa Maria Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- With engine woes plaguing Richard Vander Weerd in winged action, the Vander Weerd Racing team opted to dismount the wings, and take the normal winged car to Santa Maria on Saturday night where Vander Weerd would finish in the fifth spot.

“We got the engine issues sorted out, but the car reacts differently than our normal non-wing car does so we chased it a bit in the feature event,” Richard Vander Weerd said.

Timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 machine in seventh fastest, Vander Weerd would finish fourth in his heat race and find himself on the front row of the feature event.

Trying to find a balance with the different car, Vander Weerd admittedly could not get comfortable as the night moved along. From his front row starting position, Vander Weerd would slip back to the third spot as the race went green.

Stalking the lead duo, Vander Weerd went to work on the low side of the speedway, as he waited for an opportunity to make a move to get the race lead.

When the opportunity presented itself, the Visalia, CA driver went for the pass, but it did not work out, and he would end up losing a couple of most positions, as he now found himself in the fifth spot.

Chasing after Trey Marcham and Bud Kaeding for the final few laps, Vander Weerd was unable to get back the positions he lost, and would close his night up with a fifth place finish.

“I just could not get comfortable, and I think it showed,” Vander Weerd said. “On the good side, we got the engine figured out so hopefully we have a good night in our next winged race, but on the down side, you hate to go backwards when you have that good of a starting position.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-5, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: Richard will be back in action on Saturday night as the USAC West Coast 360 Series takes to the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

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

 

 

Racing Returns To Keller Auto Speedway SATURDAY Night

Hanford, CA- The Keller Auto Speedway will be back in action on Saturday night as the track plays host to the USAC West Coast 360 series along with the RaceSaver 305’s, the Mini Stocks and the Stock Cars.

Coming to the speedway after an exciting race last Saturday night at the Santa Maria Speedway, the USAC West Coast 360 series is led by current point leader Danny Faria through nine events thus far in 2015.

Faria, who is no stranger to the Keller Auto Speedway enters the event with an 80 point advantage over second running, Ryan Bernal. Jace Vander Weerd comes into Saturday’s show sitting third in the standings off of an eighth place effort at the Santa Maria Speedway, while DJ Johnson sits in fourth, and Richard Vander Weerd rounds out the Top-Five.

In the series’ most recent event, Tristan Guardino was victorious as he wired the field to score the win over Brody Roa, Bud Kaeding, Trey Marcham, and R. Vander Weerd.

Saturday night, a strong field is expected to be on hand including Danny Faria, Richard and Jace Vander Weerd, Brody Roa, Ronnie Gardner, Trey Marcham, Landon Hurst, Shannon McQueen, and many of the regions other top non-wing stars.

As mentioned the USAC West Coast 360 series will share the Keller Auto Speedway with the upstart RaceSaver 305’s, the IMCA Stock Cars and the Mini Stocks.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 430pm, with racing scheduled to go green at 7pm. Adult General Admission tickets will be available for $15, while Studetns and Senior tickets can be purchased for $12, and children five and under are admitted for no cost.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway returns to action on Saturday June 27th as the USAC West Coast 360 series, RaceSaver 305’s, IMCA Stock Cars, and the Mini Stocks invade the Kings County Fairgrounds.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Keller Auto Speedway by visiting the website at www.kellerautospeedway.com, by following us on Twitter @KellerAutoSpeed, or by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite. The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

 

 

Blaney Claims Ohio Speedweek Opener, Enters Midpoint Fourth in Points

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 23, 2015) - Dale Blaney is heading into the midpoint of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek in a good position.

Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team have recorded a feature victory and three top 10s during four races. They currently rank fourth in Speedweek standings, only 72 points out of the lead with five events remaining.

The action began last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Blaney qualified 17th quickest before winning a heat race to lock himself into the dash. He picked up a position in the dash to place second, which lined him up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"To us Attica is Attica and we're always going to run pretty well there," he said. "I was able to start on the front row of the feature. Parker Price-Miller passed me early in traffic and I got back by him getting into turn one. Traffic was tough. The track stayed pretty fast until about the last 10 laps. It was hard to get around guys. I got three timely yellows and that helped me a little bit. It was awesome to get the win right off the bat. It was a good night, what we were hoping for to start the week."

Unfortunately, that momentum was stymied the following night at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio. Blaney set quick time during qualifying and placed third in a heat race to advance into the dash. He maneuvered to a seventh-place result in the dash and methodically worked his way into the runner-up position during the main event.

"We got really good from about Lap 10 on and really got rolling," he said. "I felt like I had a really good chance. Greg (Wilson) was right in front of us with no lapped cars between us."

Blaney was closing in on the lead with seven laps remaining when his rear axle broke, sending the car into the wall in turn one. He was credited with a 22 nd-place result.

"I've never had one of those happen before," he said. "It was unfortunate for everybody. It killed the car and took a chance at winning the race away. It was a tough night."

The team pulled out a backup car on Sunday for Round 3 of Ohio Speedweek at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Blaney timed in 25th quickest before placing second in a heat race. That put the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored team in the dash for the third night in a row.

Blaney ended 12th in the dash, which lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the feature.

"They watered the track a little before the A Main and it changed the track some," he said. "It was a tough 35 laps. I felt like I was decent the first 10 laps, but the longer the race went the worse we got. To come back from the night before and get ourselves in the dash was a good night though."

Blaney earned a 10th-place result.

The team returned to form to start Monday's event at Wayne County Speedway, where Blaney set quick time during qualifying. He scored a third-place result in a heat race and finished 10th in the dash.

"The last four or five times we've run it it's been a bit brutal," he said. "We put ourselves in a good positon by qualifying well and then we drew a high number in the dash draw for the third night in a row. The track was hard to pass, to make a good charge. It's not too often your jaw hurts after a race and my jaw hurt after last night's race."

Blaney maintained a top 10 throughout the main event before recording a 10th-place result, which was the team's 27th top 10 in 36 races this season.

The remaining Ohio Speedweek action includes: Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Thursday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio; Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday at Fremont Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (2).

June 20 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 7 (10); Feature: 22 (7).

June 21 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 12 (11); Feature: 10 (12).

June 22 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 10 (10); Feature: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 6 wins, 17 top fives, 27 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Thursday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio; Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, for the final five rounds of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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

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Here is a link to highlights of Blaney's World of Outlaws victory at Attica Raceway Park on May 29: https://youtu.be/ZZ0DlkA5T1c.

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Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos Set For Calistoga Return

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Stockton, CA)- After a very successful debut at the Calistoga Speedway back in April, the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos makes it’s second a final visit to the scenic ½ mile facility on Saturday night as they run alongside the King of the West Series.

Leading the series into Calistoga Speedway will be new point leader, and the series’ lone winner at the track, Colton Slack. After having bad luck during the series opener at the Silver Dollar Speedway back in March, Slack has been a model of consistency as he has the aforementioned win back in April and is coming off of a pair of podium finishes with the series.

Flanking Slack in the season long standings is San Jose, CA wheelman, Gary Nelson, Jr. Sitting just 17 markers back of Slack, Nelson, Jr comes into Saturday night’s event fresh off of a third place finish at the Stockton Dirt Track. Making a late race charge in Stockton, Nelson will look to keep the momentum rolling and find series victory lane.

Sitting third in the standings the two-time feature event winner, Joe Stornetta. Having a brilliant start to the season, Stornetta had mechanical failure during the Stockton show, and lost valuable ground in the season long championship chase and sits 24 points out of the top spot. With two wins to his credit already in 2015, Stornetta is eager to get one spot better during this trip to the Calistoga Speedway.

The stars and cars of the Wingless Series Presented By Joe Hunt Magnetos have put on highly competitive races thus far in 2015, and are in the midst of a hotly contested championship where the top four cars are separated by a mere 34 points.

During the series’ most recent event at the Stockton Dirt Track, the night belonged to Austin Liggett. As Liggett made his first start with the series, he made sure to make it count as he set a New Track Record, before winning his heat, the dash, and the feature event after a late race battle with Colton Slack.

Back in April, Colton Slack became the series’ first ever winner at the Calistoga Speedway after taking the lead from multi-time series champion, Terry Schank, Jr, and then fended off a charge from Joe Stornetta to grab the inaugural win.

Drivers expected to be on hand Saturday night include Colton Slack, Joe Stornetta, Gary Nelson Jr, Shane Myhre, Nick Larson, Terry Schank Jr, Shayna Sylvia, Angelique Bell, Zach Kavert, John and Bradley Clark, Cody Fendley and a host of others.

Tickets are on sale for the Saturday June 27 Wine Country Classic at Calistoga and can be purchased by contacting (916) 773-7225. Adult Reserved Tickets cost $30, with Adult General Admission Tickets $25. Children 6-12 are $10 with kids 5 & under free. Hotel Info: The Sandman Inn / Santa Rosa located at 3421 Cleveland Ave. 95403. Phone Number 707-293-2100. Must Mention CALI15 / Calistoga Speedway for an $85.00 rate.

The infield pit area will open at 9am allowing teams to move in, with the pit booth opening for pit pass sales at noon. Will Call & the ticket window opens up at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 4pm.

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will make their second visit of the season to the Calistoga Speedway on June 27th as they run in conjunction with the King of the West Series in the Wine Country Classic.

WINNERS: Joe Stornetta (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 7th), Colton Slack (Calistoga Speedway on April 12th), Joe Stornetta (Placerville Speedway on May 30th), Austin Liggett (Stockton Dirt Trak on June 13th).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS SPRINT CAR SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2015, the series will operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 12 races scattered at six different tracks.

 

 

Trenca Scores First Career Podium Finish During Debut at Big Diamond

Inside Line Promotions - MINERSVILLE, Pa. (June 23, 2015) - Things are clicking for Joe Trenca, who recorded his first career podium finish last Friday during his debut at Big Diamond Speedway.

"We've been working really well together and are having a ton of fun," he said. "We're getting good starts and drawing well. The car has been fast. We're still figuring out things to get better, but my confidence is at the highest right now. We're hoping that a win is right around the corner."

The United Racing Club began with the Mucci Motorsports driver winning his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row.

"In the heat we started on the outside pole and I knew that'd be the preferred line," he said. "The track was pretty narrow. If I was going to do it I had to do it on the first lap. I got a good start and led the distance. That put us in a real good position for the feature."

Trenca then drew the pole position for the main event.

"They did some track prep before the feature, which kind of hurt us," he said. "The car was a little tight. The track was still wet and we lost the lead early. We reeled him back in and were battling for the lead. He jumped the curb and I pulled alongside of him. We got to traffic and I got into the back of a lapped car, which allowed another guy to get by me."

Trenca, who led the opening lap, ended with a third-place result. It was his third top five of the season.

Saturday's event at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., was postponed because of the weather.

Trenca will take this weekend off before a busy week kicks off on July 1 at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 1 at Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, N.Y.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

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"We really appreciate everyone at Empire Sub Shop for their help this season and we look forward to a lot of success together," Trenca said.

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Seals-It, Schoenfeld Headers, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

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

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

 

 

Hanks Closes Challenging Weekend with Top 10 at Double X Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CALIFORNIA, Mo. (June 23, 2015) - Brandon Hanks is coming off a trying weekend for the David Smith Racing team.

"This past weekend we were scratching our heads," he said. "We struggled with the car and couldn't get it to do what we wanted to do. We were too tight. We could get it good come feature-time, but that's too late."

Hanks kicked off the weekend on Friday at Salina Speedway in Salina, Okla., during Round 4 of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek - the previous two rounds were rained out in Oklahoma. He finished seventh in a heat race before being caught up in a crash during the B Main.

The team replaced the front axle, nose wing and front bumper before taking a provisional into the back of the main event.

"We were good and made up a few spots, but we still weren't where we wanted to be," he said. "In traffic I ran where they didn't. If the guy in front of me went to the bottom I'd go to the top and try to make it work. I found a couple of good spots. Once we got out in the open I was good."

Hanks advanced from last - 23rd - to post a 15th-place result.

Speedweek wrapped up on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., where Hanks finished fifth in a heat race and second in a B Main to lock himself into the main event.

"We were good, just not good enough," he said. "The car handled good, but it was like we didn't have speed."

Hanks maneuvered from 19th to earn a 14th-place finish.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Double X Speedway with the ASCS Warrior Region. Hanks placed third in a heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the seventh row for the main event.

"We started in the middle of the field in the A Main and just like the two nights before we were good, but we weren't great," he said. "I was moving all over the track trying to find a place my car liked. About halfway through we found something and moved forward a few spots."

Hanks recorded a 10th-place result, which marked his eighth top 10 of the season.

He is slated to compete this Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. - Heat race: 7 (4); B Main: DNF (5); Feature: 15 (23).

June 20 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 14 (19).

June 21 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 10 (13).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

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"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, Howard's Auto Plus, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, J-R1, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear and RE Enterprises for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Kline Garners Third Victory of Season for White Lightning Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 23, 2015) - White Lightning Motorsports found Victory Lane for the fourth total time this season last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Devin Kline powered to his third 305ci win of the year.

"The longer we get in the season things keep clicking," he said. "The team is working real well. Everything is falling into place at about the right time. Here on out is where we want to make a name for ourselves and continue to do well."

Kline, who ranks second in the championship standings, opened the event by qualifying third quickest. He then advanced from sixth to third place during a heat race to lock himself into the feature redraw, which resulted in Kline starting on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We threw a few changes at the car and the car felt better than ever in the feature," he said. "I was sitting in third when Matthew Stelzer blew up and then McKenna (Hasse) had her problems. I think we would have had a chance to win anyway. If you look at times we beat the track record by two tenths. We were coming there at the end. I think once the fuel load burned off we were a rocket."

Kline inherited the lead at the midpoint of the race and he cruised to his fifth career victory at Knoxville Raceway.

Teammate Jamie Ball had a great start to the night in the 360ci class by qualifying third quickest. He then maneuvered from sixth to fourth place during a heat race to earn a spot in the feature redraw, which resulted in Ball starting fifth in the main event.

"I had a really good qualifying effort and made it through our heat race," he said. "I got a bad start to the feature and was running sixth on a restart with a couple laps in. Then I lost my brakes and fell back to seventh. Coming out of turn four I hit the choppy part of the track and it snapped off part of our power steering pump. I did all I could do to keep it out of the wall and not get run over by the 15 guys behind me."

Ball was unable to finish the event and he was credited with an 18th-place result.

"When we've had tough times we've been able to look at things positively," he said. "I think we finally sorted out some of the issues and got a base setup at the start of the night. I think we're heading in the right direction. We went back to basics and found a better balance for the car. It gives us a better starting point. We're keeping it simple."

White Lightning Motorsports will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

June 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 18 (5).

DEVIN KLINE:

June 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL - 12 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE - 6 races, 3 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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

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

VIDEO -

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

Here is a link to highlights of Kline's second win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 23: https://youtu.be/3BbJfIPVbqc

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

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

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

 

 

Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2015 Inductees

Four Knoxville Raceway dignitaries will be inducted into the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday June 27 at 12:00pm Noon in Dyer-Hudson Hall and introduced to the public trackside during the night’s event. The afternoon banquet and luncheon is a reunion for all Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame members and their families. Tickets are free for Hall of Fame members and available to the public for a cost of $15. The meal will be pork loin or chicken parmesan, potatoes, salad, rolls, tea/lemondae/water, ticket must be purchased by Friday June 26th at the ticket office, call 641-842-5431.

The inductions will mark the 37th year that the track has honored those who have made "Knoxville" a world-wide name. The inductions will be a part of this weekend’s festivities including “Nostalgia at Knoxville” on Friday night, June 26, and Saturday’s Mid-Season Championships presented by Farm Bureau, and the FVP National Sprint League $5,000 to win main event!

The Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame will welcome;

Driver: Brent Antill (Huxley, Iowa) began racing at Knoxville Raceway in 1990 in the 360 class and finished fourth in points his rookie season in his family owned #59 with his father Boyd. In 1991 Brent moved up to the 410 class and in 1992 had his highest points finish of third. He also drove for Bruce Clark and Hall of Fame car owners Jordan Brothers, Dwayne Robuck, Bob Trostle, and Marty Johnson. Antill spent six winters in Australia driving for Ken Veal and Harry Delemont and picked up one win ‘Down Under’ and one top five finish at the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. He started the 360 Nationals A Main twice, finishing in the top five both starts, and also started the 2004 Knoxville Nationals championship A Main driving for the Jordan Brothers fishing 19th. Brent competed for 18 seasons at Knoxville and built his own engines nearly every year. He accumulated three wins in the 360’s and nine wins in the 410 class.

Track Official: John McCoy (Knoxville, Iowa) began his career as a driver at Knoxville Raceway in 1978 and competed through the 1987 season. He was a crew member for Mike Brooks through 1990. In 1992 McCoy stepped into the role of track official as Technical Director and then later was promoted to Competition Director in 1999 replacing Earl Wagner. In 2012 John was promoted to the position of Race Director after the retirement of Ralph Capitani, a position he still holds today. John has been influential in the sport of sprint car racing on a National scale, tirelessly pushing for improvements in safety of the cars, controlling costs for team owners, and making the facility safer. In all McCoy has accumulated 37 years of service at the Knoxville Raceway.

Driver: Dennis Moore Jr. (Grinnell, Iowa) started racing in 1991 in the 410 class where he competed for 12 seasons finishing in the top ten in points six times with his best finish of third in 1999. He accumulated a total of three wins in the 410 class and three more in the 360’s. Dennis moved to California to race full-time for three seasons from 2003-2005. After a crash in California during the 2005 season Dennis went through several surgeries to repair his left shoulder that ultimately shortened his career. He returned to Iowa and competed full-time in the 360 class for three seasons from 2009-2011 finishing in the top ten all three seasons. He won the 360 Knoxville Nationals twice in 1999 and 2003 and he also captured the 410 feature on the same night in 1999 making him one of only four drivers to complete a 360-410 sweep on the same night at Knoxville.

Driver: Mark Wilson (Des Moines, Iowa) started competing at Knoxville in 1988 in the 360 class and finished in the top five in points for three consecutive seasons from 1989-1991, including a runner-up finish in 1990. Mark finished third in the inaugural 360 Knoxville Nationals in 1991. In total Wilson won four 360 features at Knoxville, several more at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, and won the sprint car portion of the IMCA Super Nationals in 1991. Tragically Mark lost his life in a crash at Knoxville Raceway on April 14, 2001 at the age of 30. Mark Wilson started out as the young grandson of Hall of Fame car builder Bob Trostle, but he made his own identity as an accomplished sprint car driver.

See the cars that made Knoxville home on Friday night at “Nostalgia at Knoxville.” Admission is just $5 for adults, and it’s FREE for 19 and under. Pit passes are also $5. Festivities get underway at 6:45 p.m.

All three sprint car classes will be in action Saturday night. The 305, 360 and 410 classes have been ultra-competitive this season! Hot laps get underway at 6:45 p.m. Saturday night. Admission is $15 for adults.

For more information on these events and on the inductees, keep an eye on the track’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

Helms Opens Ohio Speedweek with Top 10 at Attica Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 23, 2015) - Caleb Helms enters the middle of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek ranked eighth in the standings.

"We're not where we want to be," he said. "We feel like we should be more competitive than this. We're trying to find a little bit more, but we've been a lot better since we tore the car apart. We've been making some strides in the right direction. We're just trying to get it fine-tuned and put the whole night together."

Helms opened Ohio Speedweek last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, by qualifying third quickest overall out of more than 50 competitors. He then won a heat race to lock himself into the dash, which he placed fifth in to garner the fifth starting position for the main event.

"I think we were a little tight," he said. "It was a long, hard race and it wore me down. That was the hardest we've raced all week. It took a while to figure out the right line. I got better as the race went on, but I cost us some spots in doing it."

Helms earned a 10th-place result, which was his third top 10 of the season.

The team ventured to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday for Round 2 of Ohio Speedweek. Helms timed in 27th quickest and he placed fifth in a heat race to be relegated to the B Main, where a 12th-place result made him use a provisional to start last - 26th - in the feature.

"We got better for the feature and were able to pass some cars," he said. "It's hard in dirty air there. I got what I could get and we finished 20 th."

Helms tackled Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Sunday. He qualified 13th quickest before ending third in a heat race to lock himself into the 13th starting position in the main event.

"We were passing cars at the beginning and then the track started to slick off a little more," he said. "I felt like I was too tight. I couldn't get into the corners as good. I was hanging on at the end."

Helms ended with a 16th-place finish.

Ohio Speedweek Round 4 took the team to Wayne County Speedway, where Helms qualified ninth overall on Monday. He then finished fourth in a heat race to advance into the main event, which he started 18th.

"We got closer in the right direction in getting me comfortable," he said. "We were decent. We still need to get a little more out of it. If you look at the times the guys at the back were way slower because the air is so bad. It was pretty rough and is one of the dustiest tracks so when you're at the back you're at a pretty big disadvantage."

Helms posted a 14th-place finish.

The remainder of Ohio Speedweek includes events Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Thursday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio; Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday at Fremont Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (2); Feature: 10 (5).

June 20 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 12 (9); Feature: 20 (26).

June 21 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 16 (13).

June 22 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 14 (18).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Thursday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio; Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, for the final five rounds of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

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"Shelves.com has been a big part of the team for about a year and a half and we look forward to taking them to Victory Lane this season," Helms said.

Helms would also like to thank Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating, Schoenfeld Headers, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines and Larson Trucking & Heavy Equipment Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Rallies for First Win of the Season During Inaugural Mod Lite Race

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (June 23, 2015) - Channin Tankersley took a