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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Back into Action in Canada with a Visit to Merrittville Saturday

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – After a weekend off, the traveling road show of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is back into action this Saturday with a trip to the beautiful Merrittville Speedway. The event in Canada will pay $2,000 to win with $275 just to take the green flag.

After the double weekend of Mohawk and Utica-Rome, Jason Barney has taken over the point lead in what he hopes to be his first ever ESS Championship. Barney will lead the ESS brigade which will also be made up of top stars Steve Poirier, Paul Kinney, Parker Evans, Matt Tanner, Jeff Cook, Paulie Colagiovanni, Dave Axton, Chad Miller, Tim Axton, Shawn Donath, Chris Jones, Mike Stelter, Chuck Hebing, Brandon Kidd and more are expected to be on hand.

What makes the annual visit fun and exciting are the visits from the local sprint cars of Ohsweken and Southern Ontario Sprints. Drivers expected to be on hand are Cory, Jamie and Ryan Turner, Glenn Styres, Keith Dempster, Tom Huppunen, Mitch Brown, Dylan Westbrook, Tom Huppunen, Dave Dykstra, Alex Hill, Tyler Hendricks, Ryan Susice, Mikey Kruchka and others.

Beard Sewer and Drain backs the timed hot laps, Car Mate Trailers brings you the heats, Doc Magilligan’s is sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash all leading up to the 25 lap, $2,000 to start Mach 1 Chassis A-Main.

America’s true race cars invading Canada…it will be fun as the Merrittville Speedway plays host. Since 1984, ESS has visited the 1/3 mile, D-Shaped oval and this Saturday it will see the tradition continued of Excitement Guaranteed!

Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Merrittville Speedway

June 13, 1984

Bob Cain

Aug. 10, 1985

John Brutcher

June 21, 1986

John Brutcher

June 20, 1987

Jeff Taylor

June 18, 1988

John Brutcher

Aug. 26, 1989

Mal Lane

June 16, 1990

Kim Gagliardi

Aug. 25, 1990

Mal Lane

Aug. 24, 1991

Bobby Parrow and John Birosh

June 13, 1992

John Birosh

Aug. 22, 1992

John Birosh

June 12, 1993

Tim Kelly

Aug. 21, 1993

Lance Yonge

July 9, 1994

Tom Taber

Aug. 27, 1994

Tom Taber

June 17, 1995

Mike Woodring

Aug. 19, 1995

Tom Taber

June 15, 1996

Craig Lane

Aug. 17, 1996

Mike Woodring

June 14, 1997

Bobby Parrow

Aug. 16, 1997

Mike Lauterborn

July 11, 1998

Dan Kaszubinski

Aug. 15, 1998

Scott Holcomb

Sept. 19, 1998

Mike Woodring

June 12, 1999

Scott Holcomb

Aug. 14, 1999

Rob Dietrick

Sept. 18, 1999

Doug Emery

June 10, 2000

Rob Dietrick

Aug. 26, 2000

R.C. Faigle

Sept. 16, 2000

Kris Dow

June 16, 2001

Mike Woodring

June 29, 2002

Mike Woodring

June 26, 2004

Dan Kaszubinski

June 25, 2005

Lance Yonge

June 27, 2007

Bubby Kerrick

Sept. 12, 2009

Chuck Hebing

June 30, 2012

Lance Yonge

June 29, 2013

Paul Kinney

June 28, 2014

Steve Poirier


Merrittville Speedway – June 25 – Racing at 7:05

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Twitter - @Merrittville

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Lone appearances for Patriot Sprint Tour at Raceway 7 and Stateline Speedway this weekend

(Sodus, NY) The A-Verdi Storage Containers and Mike Emhof Motorsports Patriot Sprint will be visiting tracks for the first and only time this season, Raceway 7 in Coneaut, Ohio and the Stateline Speedway in Jamestown, New York this weekend on Friday June 24, and Saturday June 25.
It will be the fourth time in series history the Patriot Sprint Tour will be visiting the 7/16-mile oval in Coneaut, Ohio, and it will be the 15th time in series history the track will be visiting the renovated 1/3-mile-long Stateline Speedway.
After eight American series events, Jared Zimbardi has three wins and currently has the point lead over teenage driver, Dane Lorenc. Paul Habeck is third, followed by Dave Just and Tyler Graves.
This weekend will also be a tune up for many drivers that are participating in the Bonnell’s Auto Collison Western Speedweek that will pay $4,000 to the winner three straight nights at the Little Valley Speedway (July 1), Mercer Raceway Park (July 2), and the Eriez Speedway (July 3) and it will be $325 to take the green.
Raceway 7 (4094 Center Rd, Conneaut, OH 44030)
This will be the series only appearance in the ‘Buckeye State’ in 2016 as you will see a strong field of drivers coming from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and even the Ontario Province.
Raceway 7 is now entering its 45th year of racing operation when the Blystone family opened up the facility back in 1970. It has remained open since with the exception of 1991 when the track was closed. It has gone through three different owners since opening starting with the Blystone family, then Ron Nielson took over ownership in 1997, and then the McDonald family have currently own and operated the facility since 2012.
In three straight seasons, three different drivers have captured the checkered flag at Raceway 7 with Jared Zimbardi winning in 2013, Chuck Hebing in 2014, and Bryan Howland winning last year in 2015.
The 7/16th mile oval races weekly on Fridays and hosts four classes such as Crate Late Models, E-Mods, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks. Those four divisions will all be in action this Friday! Gates will be opening up at 5:00 with racing set to start at 7:30. It will be $15.00 to get into the grandstands, and it will be $25.00 to enter the pits.
For PST Drivers: A drivers meeting will be held at 6:50, with heat in motors at 7:05. Hot laps will be at 7:20 with heats at 7:30. Mufflers are optional but Transponders are mandatory. The Mike Emhof Motorsports parts trailer will be on site with fuel and tires.

Stateline Speedway (4150 Kortwright Rd, Jamestown, NY 14701)
This will be the 15th time in series history the Patriot Sprint Tour will be heading to the Stateline speedway but it will be the only time in year 2016. The reigning Patriot Sprint Tour American Series champion, Sammy Reakes IV is the most recent winner at the Stateline Speedway. Other winners include Tommy Wickham, Jared Zimbardi, Bryan Howland, Bubba Brodereick, Blake Breen, Chuck Hebing, Rich Swarthout, George Suprick, and Tom Taber who the first PST sanctioned event dating back to May 3, 2003.
Stateline Speedway is a 1/3 Mile racetrack right on the New York/ Pennsylvania Border where they race weekly hosting Super Late Models, Crate Late Models, Street Stocks, E-Mods, and Compacts.
In September of 2015, it was announced that the Stateline Speedway would be under new management with Brian Horner, along with Jim and Jean Scott after the track went dormant last June due to financial reasons. Multiple improvements have been made to be one of the premier dirt track destinations in Western New York and Pennsylvania.
Gates will be opening up at 5:00 with racing set to start at 7:00. It will be $15.00 to get into the grandstands. College Students, Senior Citizens, and Military Veterans will be admitted in for just $10.00!
For PST Drivers: Pit Gates will be opening up at 4:00. The drivers meeting will be at 6:00, followed by heat in engines at 6:20, hot laps at 6:30 and qualifying heats starting at 7:00. It is $25.00 to get into the pits. Muffler is optional but transponder is required. The Mike Emhof Motorsports Parts Trailer will be on site for fuel and tires.
Social Media
Fans are encouraged to ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook, and to follow @PatriotSprints on Twitter and Instagram. You can also log onto patriotsprinttour.com for immediate information.

 

 

Runner-Up Finish Highlights Bellm’s ASCS Speedweek

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (June 23, 2016) – Kyle Bellm enjoyed his best run of the 2016 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour campaign by racing to a runner-up finish in the second leg of last week’s Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK.

And, after finishing out Speedweek in the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car, the Nixa, MO, shoe jumped into David Korte’s No. 75 Sprint Car on Sunday night and picked off his second podium finish in as many tries in recent weeks at California, Missouri’s Double X Speedway.

Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team will forego the initial portion of the ASCS National Tour’s Northwest swing, instead taking in a pair of Regional weekends closer to home before rejoining the Tour.

“There are two three-race weekends coming up close to home, we’re going to regroup this weekend and then focus on those before getting back to National competition,” Bellm commented. “We should be able to get some good finishes and hopefully some wins over the next couple of weeks.”

Bellm comes off an ASCS Speedweek in which he started all five feature events with a sixth night rained out early in the week at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

The highlight of the week for Bellm and the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair team was clearly the second round of competition at Creek County Speedway last Thursday night, June 16.

Bellm ran second in his heat race and then won his qualifier to earn a front row starting position for the 30-lap feature aboard the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines machine.

Bellm led the way into the opening pair of corners only to surrender the point to Bryan Clauson a half lap later. Bellm chased Clauson the rest of the way and kept a hungry host of chasers at bay to secure the runner-up finish.

“We had a really good car, I wish we would have had a good chance to get into traffic and see what we might have had for him (Clauson),” Bellm said afterward. “He was tough though, he was the class of the field all night.”

The initial caution after a dozen or so laps wasn’t what Bellm was looking for. “We didn’t need that, we were about where we needed to be to give it a shot,” Bellm explained.

A caution soon after benefitted Bellm. “The second caution helped, I made a mistake that let Sam (Hafertepe, Jr.) get by, so that one saved us.”

Bellm securely held the runner-up position the rest of the way in the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/Racinboys entry.

Finishing off the Speedweek that started with Bellm’s first trip to Amarillo were events closer to home in Missouri at Sedalia and Lucas Oil Speedway with Bellm in the feature field each night, albeit lacking the best of luck.

“Speedweek was really the highest of highs and the lowest of lows,” Bellm summed up.

On Sunday night, Bellm jumped into the David Korte No. 75 for a second time in recent weeks for some ASCS Warrior Region competition at Double X Speedway and was in the mix for the lead before settling for a third-place finish at the stripe.

“We raced with Jonathan Cornell and Randy Martin the entire race,” Bellm said of Sunday’s battle. “It laid a little rubber late, I think we might have had something for them if not for the rubber. It was fun though, I always enjoy racing at Double X.”

Bellm and crew will take this weekend off before coming back at full force with next weekend’s ASCS Warrior Region “Red, White and Blue Tour” on July 1-3 at Callaway Raceway, Randolph County Raceway and Double X Speedway.

2016 Quick Stats: 21 races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 7 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Warrior Region “Red, White and Blue Tour” on July 1-3 at Callaway Raceway (Fulton, MO), Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO) and Double X Speedway (California, MO).

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.

 

 

Wingless Sprint Series Back At Cottage Grove On June 25th

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series will be paying a return visit to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday June 25th. It will the second visit of the season at the historic ¼-mile clay oval. The series unfortunately wasn’t able race last weekend at Willamette due to wet weather and has had a total of two rain outs in five scheduled events.

Cooper Desbiens managed to score the victory against the competition last May. If he is to repeat, he will have to face some pretty stiff competition. He has two career Non-Wing Sprint Car wins at CGS.

Rob Lindsey has accrued two wins with the WSS this season. The first came at Madras Speedway while the other was in the most recent event at Gray Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Washington, on June 11th. Will there be a third different winner Saturday night?

Tickets for Saturday are Tickets are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors $10.00, Youth (6-12) - $5.00, Family Pass $30.00, and Children 5 or under are FREE. As will happen all year long in honor of our 60th Anniversary the 60th fan through the Front Gate gets in for FREE. Times are Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to start around 6:30. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com and check out the track’s Facebook page and click “Like”. For the latest news and information regarding the Wingless Sprint Series visit their website at wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

2016 WINGLESS SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE (DATE-TRACK-LOCATION) May 7th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon (Rob Lindsey) May 21st-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Cooper Desbiens) May 28th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (Rained Out) June 11th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (Rob Lindsey) June 18th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon (Rained Out) June 25th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon July 9th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon July 16th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon July 23rd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon August 6th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon August 20th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon September 3rd-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon September 10th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING LOOKS TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM ROLLING NORTHERN TOUR CONTINUES:

Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart continue their run in the north this weekend for two nights of racing. The team will be at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex Friday night and at Beaver Dam (Wisc.) Raceway the following night.

JACKSON EXPERIENCE: Although Larson Marks Racing has never been to Jackson Motorplex, Stewart is no stranger to the track. He has competed several times at the half-mile, high-banked oval with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) and the World of Outlaws. Stewart's best finish with the Outlaws is 10th, earned in 2004, but he does have a win with ASCS Midwest from July 2011.

BEAVER DAM RETURN: Last year at Beaver Dam, Stewart kicked off the night by timing in second quickest. He finished second in both the heat race and the dash. Stewart led 11 laps of the feature before slipping back to a fourth-place finish. He is also a previous winner at the track with the Gumout Series in 2001.

I-80 RESULTS: Last night at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., Stewart qualified 13th and finished fifth in his heat race. He started 13th on the grid for the 30-lap feature event and at the halfway point was up to 12th. In the closing laps, Stewart survived several cautions and gained five more positions to earn a seventh-place finish.

STANDINGS: In the last 14 races, after falling as far back as fifth in the standings and being 171 points behind the leader, the Larson Marks team has clawed their way back up to third in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship point standings. Stewart now sits 108 points out of the lead.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Coming off of six nights of sprint car racing with the All-Star Circuit of Champions with two wins, Larson is ready to get back to business and compete for his first NSCS win this weekend at Sonoma Raceway.

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

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday's race at Beaver Dam Raceway, Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Ill., on Wednesday, June 29.

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

STATS: RACES: 47 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 7 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 24 TOP-10 FINISHES: 40

 

 

Royal Purple NSRA Sprints Head To State Line Speedway For “The Super Shoe” This Saturday June 25th

By Ben Deatherage

Post Falls, Idaho- After a handful of weeks of the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series returns to action this Saturday June 25th. It will be their one and only visit to State Line Speedway in the Idaho panhandle city of Post Falls. At stake will be the one of a kind Super Shoe trophy. It is a unique piece of hardware with a flat top slab for the winner’s shoe to be placed upon.

“We’re always excited to have the NSRA here at State Line Speedway,” commented Dean Boever, General Manager of State Line Speedway, “these are the fastest cars that come to this place so you don’t want to miss it.”

The Super Shoe has existed since 2008 and amazingly has had three repeat winners. Rick Brown (2008 and 2013), Johnny Giesler (2011 and 2012), and Sierra Jackson (2010 and 2014) have all won this event twice. Matt Hein is the only driver to have been triumphant once and earned his victory last year.

In 2016 the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series has ran three times. There have been three different winners including Matt Hein, Bryan Warf, and Robbie Price. Will there we see the first repeat victor of the current campaign this Saturday?

Tickets are $20.00 for Adults, Students (12-15)/Military/Seniors $19.00, Juniors (6-11) $6.00, and Children (5 and Under) are FREE. A Family Plan will be offered for 2 Adults and up to 3 children under 16) for $48.00. Front Gates open at 5:00 PM, Qualifying at 6:00, and Opening Ceremonies at 7:15. For more information or to purchase your tickets online visit www.raceidaho.com.

Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Former Super Shoe Winners:

2008- Rick Brown

2009- No Race

2010- Sierra Jackson

2011- Johnny Giesler

2012- Johnny Giesler

2013- Rick Brown

2014- Sierra Jackson

2015- Matt Hein

2016 Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Car Schedule (Winner):

May 14th-Ephrata Raceway Park-Ephrata, WA-Rebel Jackson Memorial (Robbie Price)

June 3rd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup (Bryan Warf)

June 4th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup (Matt Hein)

June 25th-State Line Speedway-Post Falls, ID-The Super Shoe

July 21st-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (co-sanctioned with King of Wings)

July 23rd-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA-Rory Price Memorial (co-sanctioned with King of Wings)

July 24th-Wenatchee Valley Super Oval-Wenatchee, WA-Thunder In The Valley (co-sanctioned with King of Wings)

August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup

August 13th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup

September 16th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic

September 17th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Championship Night

Former Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Car Champions:

1991- Allen Goetz

1992- Allen Goetz

1993- Allen Goetz

1994- Myron Gemmer

1995- Rick Brown

1996- Rick Brown

1997- Trevor Montgomery

1998- Trevor Montgomery

1999- Trevor Montgomery

2000- Trevor Montgomery

2001- Craig Deaver

2002- Rick Brown

2003- Pat Bliss

2004- Rick Brown

2005- Rick Brown

2006- Jeff Montgomery

2007- Andy Alberding

2008- Matt Hein

2009- Matt Hein

2010- Andy Alberding

2011- Sierra Jackson

2012- Andy Alberding

2013- Andy Alberding

2014- Matt Hein

2015- Matt Hein

 

 

Half Way to the DCRP Titles – It Continues on Saturday Night!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 23, 2016) – This Saturday’s H&H Roofing Night at Dodge City Raceway Park marks the halfway point of the 2016 season at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

A handful of drivers including Taylor Velasquez, Nick Link, Kevin Tabor, Michael Pepper and Cody Davis are in the driver’s seat for the 2016 DCRP track championships, but there is still plenty of time for major changes to take place.

Saturday’s H&H Roofing Night action that goes green at 7:30 p.m. includes IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Adult admission for Saturday night’s action is a mere $10.

A look at this year’s title chases at the midway point…

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

With six races down and seven to go, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez holds a slim 11-point advantage over defending track champ Luke Cranston. Velasquez ranks as the only repeat winner thus far in 2016.

The DCRP Sprint Cars get this Saturday night off to prep for next weekend’s “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial on July 1-2 that offers up a $2,000 winner’s share for the URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Cars in support of the $10,000-to-win NCRA Sprint Car extravaganza.

Feature Winners: Taylor Velasquez 2, Luke Cranston 1, Brian Herbert 1, C.J. Johnson 1, Koby Walters 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK) 856, 2. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS) 845, 3. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 811, 4. Mike Peters (Wichita, KS) 810, 5. Tyler Knight (Spearville, KS) 796, 6. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS) 735, 7. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 706, 8. Jordan Knight (Wright, KS) 678, 9. Cody Lampe (Jetmore, KS) 629, 10. Kade Hagans (Lacrosse, KS) 528.

IMCA Modifieds:

Consistency has been the name of the game for Nick Link with four top-fives and six top-tens in seven starts enough to give the Rolla racer a 56-point edge with six nights of action remaining beginning with Saturday’s card.

The next seven drivers in points are separated by just 36 points with Kevin Gray atop the pack in the battle for second and awaiting one Link stumble to contend for the lead.

Feature Winners: Cole Traugott 3, Cody Gearhart 1, Mike Lunow 1, William Nusser 1, Clay Sellard 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 912, 2. Kevin Gray (Ulysses, KS) 856, 3. (tie) Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) and Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 840, 5. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 836, 6. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 835, 7. Trent Gray (Ulysses, KS) 825, 9. Tom Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 788, 10. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 773.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

The Sport Mods are ridden with parity as 16 different drivers have reached victory lane in the last 18 events with only three-time and reigning track champ Jeff Kaup and Mike Roach able to repeat in that span of races since May of 2015.

With a half dozen events remaining for the Sport Modifieds, Kevin Tabor is just 15 points ahead of Brian May with Kaup back to within 33 points of the lead after a pair of rough nights earlier in the season.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 2, Daylon Bergeron 1, Daren Hacker 1, Mike Roach 1, Jeremy Sigler 1, Dakota Sproul 1, Toby Witthuhn 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 1,075, 2. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 1,060, 3. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 1,042, 4. Kyle Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,002, 5. Alex Wiens (Newton, KS) 939, 6. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 918, 7. Jamie French (Hugoton, KS) 875, 8. Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 787, 9. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 770, 10. Tanner Brunson (Minneola, KS) 765.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Gunning for a second consecutive track championship, Michael Pepper has reeled off three wins in the last four events to open up 67 points worth of breathing room over Marlin Hogie.

Feature Winners: Michael Pepper 4, Angel Munoz 1, Jason Rogers 1, Tyler Tipton 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 999, 2. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 932, 3. Chris Oliver (Holcomb, KS) 925, 4. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 770, 5. Angel Munoz (Lamar, CO) 433, 6. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 418, 7. Tyler Tipton (Weskan, KS) 413, 8. Cody Zimmerman (Dighton, KS) 403, 9. Kyle Pfeifer (Hill City, KS) 286, 10. Ron Hartman (Ulysses, KS) 273.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Also vying for a second straight DCRP title, Cody Davis recaptured the points lead from Matt O’Hair after racing to his third win of the season last Saturday.

With six Hobby Stock nights remaining, Davis is just five points ahead of O’Hair with Bryan Habiger 53 points off the lead pace in third.

Feature Winners: Cody Davis 3, Matt O’Hair 2, Reagan Sellard 2, Shannon Anderson 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 1,116, 2. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 1,111, 3. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 1,063, 4. Tyler Walker (Dighton, KS) 982, 5. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 972, 6. Jacob Huse (Kinsley, KS) 969, 7. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 968, 8. Tobby Schield (Sublette, KS) 901, 9. Duane Wahrman (Pratt, KS) 841, 10. Michael Penrod (Moscow, KS) 672.

Tickets to Saturday’s DCRP championship chase action presented by H&H Roofing of Larned, KS, are just $10 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

Information regarding H&H Roofing is available at http://handhroofingks.com/.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Reutzel Dirt Cup Ready after Challenging Speedweek

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (June 23, 2016) – It wasn’t exactly the ASCS Speedweek that reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Aaron Reutzel had hoped for, so this weekend’s Dirt Cup at Washington’s Skagit Speedway may just be just what the doctor ordered for the Clute, TX, racer.

Reutzel and the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car came into Speedweek off a runner-up finish at South Dakota’s Badlands Speedway the previous Sunday night, June 5.

And a runner-up finish in the Speedweek opener at Amarillo’s Route 66 Motor Speedway on June 12 bode well for the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team, though Reutzel was looking for more than runner-up finishes.

“The second place finishes are kind of frustrating, especially when we were in position to probably win both of those races,” Reutzel commented. “It’s good to know we’re in position though, we have to carry that forward.”

The balance of Speedweek was rough on Reutzel and the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt team with a sixth-place run at Lawton Speedway the only finish among the top ten with 11th place showings at Creek County Speedway and Sedalia to follow before making an early exit at Lucas Oil Speedway.

“It was a week of hell,” Reutzel sums up. “Just no luck at all.”

“We’re just not catching breaks in heat races,” Reutzel explains of the challenging week. “When we do draw good, then we get qualifiers and then get bottled up in those.”

It very nearly all started with a win at Amarillo. “We should have won hands down. I took the lead on the top, then I saw Sam (Hafertepe, Jr.) under me a couple of times,” Reutzel recalls. “I probably took the lead a little too early, but I handed it over to him.”

It was his second consecutive runner-up finish after a possible Badlands win got away six nights earlier. “I ran into the back of a lapped car, that gave Tim (Kaeding) a shot,” Reutzel said. “We banged wheels, I tried to block going into the final corners and he passed me in the infield.”

That’s what led into Amarillo. And from there, it got tougher after a Devil’s Bowl rainout.

“We were kinda okay at Lawton in the “A”, and then it laid rubber,” Reutzel says of a sixth-place finish.

Creek County looked promising for the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration team after the heat races. “We were sitting good after the heats, then our row got bottled up in the qualifier,” Reutzel explains. “That put us 12th in the feature, Blake (Hahn) spun on the first lap and knocked the nose wing down so all we could do was ride around.”

At Sedalia, the team opted to change engines after just missing the feature cut and was relegated to the tail of the “B” Main. Reutzel responded by rallying from 18th to make a transfer position. “We got there somehow, I’m not even sure how.”

Reutzel then worked from the tail of the field to salvage a second 11th-place finish in as many nights. “The first couple of laps, you couldn’t see anything for all the dust,” Reutzel comments. “We got going pretty good then and were up to about tenth early before the rubber came back in.”

Then, after winning his qualifier at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night, his feature came to an early end with engine woes. “We started 12th, we were up to 10th on the start and broke a valve spring retainer,” Reutzel says. “That’s just how the week was.”

With ASCS Speedweek in the rearview mirror and the cross-country trek to Washington on the horizon, Reutzel took the time to rejoin forces with the Shane Liebig No. 55L team for Sunday night’s World of Outlaws tilt at Aberdeen, South Dakota’s Brown County Speedway where he knocked off another 11th-place finish.

“We were a little tight in hot laps, but we didn’t tighten up as much as we should have for qualifying,” Reutzel explains. “We qualified 13th, so that’s pretty much how you’re night is going to go racing with those guys.”

“We fell back to 15th at the start,” Reutzel says of the feature event. “I got the wing back and started running some good lines and got back to 11th.”

“The car was good,” Reutzel says of the Liebig No. 55L. “They just keep getting it better and better every time out.”

Now, it’s time for Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup in Alger, WA. The $15,000-to-win event is scheduled to start tonight, weather permitting, with ensuing action on Friday and Saturday.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Reutzel says. “The track was awesome last year. It’s tough with so many cars, last year we started 12th and raced up to second. Maybe our luck will turn around and we can get that $15,000.”

2016 Quick Stats: 46 races, 3 wins, 12 top-fives, 22 top-tens.

Up Next:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Skagit Speedway’s “Dirt Cup” in Alger, WA

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.


 

Extra Distance Features, Christmas in July Toy Drive, and Fireworks Highlight Oswego Speedway Action on July 2

OSWEGO, NY (June 23, 2016) – The summer schedule at Oswego Speedway officially kicks into high gear Saturday, July 2 with the Speedway’s annual Grand Prix extra distance feature events, the ‘Christmas in July’ celebration and toy drive, along with an exciting post-race fireworks display all presented by the Walker Enterprises D-Bus.

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 the Hannibal Central School Christmas Bureau in association with Toys for Tots of Oswego County.

Fans are encouraged to bring the entire family as Santa Claus will once again make an appearance at the Speedway at 6 p.m. on July 2 below the main grandstand in the Speedway’s Tiki Bar.

Racing action will take the green flag at 6:30 p.m. on July 2 featuring a 75-lap Novelis Supermodified feature and a 35-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main.

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 Weekend celebration.

Fans are also reminded that July 2 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 4-6 p.m.

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 2 with the beginning of hot laps at 4:30 p.m. Santa Claus will be available for the kids at 6 p.m., with the night’s first heat race taking the green at 6:30 p.m.

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 2016 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

Placerville Speedway gears back up this Saturday after week hiatus

Following a weekend off to observe Father's Day, Placerville Speedway roars back into action this coming Saturday night at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.
x1cThe four division program marks the 9th Red Hawk Casino Championship point race of the season, and will also mark the second of four "Placerville Posse" events for the Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Car Series, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, as well as the Jay's Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stock division. In addition, the NorCal Dwarf Cars will be on hand for the third time in the 2016 season.
The rescheduled "Fan Appreciation Day" Car Show is also set to coincide with this weekend's event, and will take place from noon to 3pm at the Thompson's Buick/GMC location on Placerville Drive.
All four divisions of race cars in competition that evening will be represented at Thompson's, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Model Cars, Pure Stock Cars and the visiting Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association series.
In addition, kids up to age of 14 will receive a free t-shirt. Thompson's will be accepting donations for Hot Dogs and sodas with all proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Club El Dorado County Western Slope. For more info on the Boys and Girls Club, visit www.bgce.org.
The action will then shift across the street to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, where Placerville Speedway will have pit gates open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
"We are looking forward to welcoming the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope to Placerville Speedway this Saturday night", said track co-promoter Kami Arnold. "They will have many club participants and staff members in attendance for the evening and we are thrilled that they will be on hand for the evening as part of our continued commitment to reaching out to our community". In addition, Club Director Sean McCartney has been invited to the announcer's booth to share updates of the new construction and expansionx2c project that is currently underway.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7600 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

 

Smith has New Car and New Attitude Heading into PA Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (June 23, 2016) - A new car has led to a new attitude for Ryan Smith. And it all comes together at a very crucial time for the "Kunkletown Kid."

Smith is ready to embark on the grueling Pennsylvania Speedweek, which features nine nights of racing in 10 days starting this weekend.

"We've put together a new car and I'm excited to see what it can do," he said. "I took last weekend off and was a crew chief for another driver. It benefitted me greatly. I got to watch and see what goes on. I learned I need to be way more aggressive.

"We had originally planned on doing the first part of Ohio Speedweek. I'm really bummed we didn't get to do that, but we needed to regroup and put this new car together. I'm really confident we will be a force to be reckoned with this Pennsylvania Speedweek."

Of the tracks involved in the Pennsylvania Speedweek, Smith is really excited for the Sunday's event at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run.

"It's a cool bullring like the Ohio tracks I got to experience with the All Stars," he said. "It gets wide and slippery. It's a lot of fun."

The grueling Speedweek schedule tests both man and machine, which is something Smith really likes.

"I have some great guys on my team," he said. "This tests all of us … the endurance, the work, it's so unique."

It all begins Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. Smith will also compete on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown prior to Sunday's event at Path Valley Speedway.

"Best sprint car drivers and teams in the world," he said. "I love the challenge."

QUICK RESULTS -

27 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 15 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

PA SPEEDWEEK - Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.; Sunday at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pa.; Tuesday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.: June 29 at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md.; June 30 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; July 1 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; July 2 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; and July 3 at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

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

APPAREL -

Visit http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com to view the latest apparel options, which include t-shirts and hoodies.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - S&S Speedways

S&S Speedways is owned by Ryan Smith's parents. It is a family fun center located in Stroudsburg, Pa. For the novice to the racing enthusiast, S&S Speedways showcases an indoor track that assimilates dirt racing with side-by-side action generating lots of smiles. S&S is open 7 days a week offering public racing and private parties by reservation. The lobby offers full track viewing to watch the racing plus video games, a snack bar, pool table and S&S merchandise is available. For more information, visit http://www.SSSpeedways.com.

"With all the racers and families involved in Pennsylvania Speedweek S&S Speedways is a family deal and my parents have the best family fun experience," Smith said.

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, Quality Roofing Supply, East Coast Helicopter Tours, 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.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park
 

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/23/16) - All five weekly divisions return this Saturday night to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprint Cars, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts get back on the points chase as the mid-season mark nears. Saturday’s full program will also usher in the first King of the Hill challenge of the 2016 racing season. Instead of the weekly inversion draw for the Block Insurance Tough Trucks, the front four rows will be determined in a head-to-head, 1 lap showdown. The driver winning their respective round will continue to advance through the bracket until they win and start on the pole for the 15 lap A-main. All rounds of the challenge will start from a dead stop at the start/finish line with two drivers going head-to-head.
Adult general admission is just $12. Children ages 11-15 are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for FREE. Pit admittance is just $25. All current members of the Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club will be honored Saturday and admitted into the grandstands at a discounted rate. Pit side gates swing open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Hot laps get underway at 6PM with opening ceremonies and the first green flag of the night at 7PM.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

 

 

Pennzoil Sprint Cars Return To Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...June 23...The effort continues to rebuild a Sprint Car program at Southern Oregon Speedway. This Saturday night, the Pennzoil Winged Sprint Cars return for the fourth of nine scheduled events. It will be a tuneup for racers looking to test the three-tenths mile clay oval track prior to the July 9th Speedweek race. The Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car division brings the various Sprint Cars in the area together under a less restrictive set of rules.

The goal in mind when this open set of rules came out was to see who was out there and who wanted to bring Sprint Cars back to the speedway in 2016. During the prior five seasons, various different groups have competed at the track a total of 28 times to varying degrees of success. The track hasn't had it's own point race since 2010, when Chadd Noland wrote his name into the record books as the track champion. A new champion will be crowned this year, and Promoter Mike McCann will assess things leading into the 2017 season.

One of those drivers who had been a part of those 28 races is Vern Wheeler Jr. In fact, nobody has won more races during that time than Vern, who has notched five victories. After his second win this season, Vern announced his retirement to become crew chief for his son Jake Wheeler. Jake just happened to be the second place finisher both nights, and he made his father proud as he claimed the heat, dash and Main Event victory in the third event of the season.

The win made Jake the 16th different winner in the last 28 races and put him into the lead in the standings over his father. Leading points is nothing new to Jake, who won the 500 Outlaw Karts championship at the adjoining Kart track in 2013. Jake was also a Top 3 driver in the Southern Oregon Sprint Car Tour in 2014, which held several races at Southern Oregon Speedway. He figures to be a good bet to win this championship, but there are still several races left to go.

If there is a driver out there who could stop Wheeler, the challenge may fall to Wayne Kniffen. The second generation racer has been competing at Southern Oregon Speedway just about since it opened in 1996 in various different divisions. Wayne has climbed the ladder of divisions from Mini Stocks to Pro Stocks and Modifieds until eventually making his Sprint Car debut. He already accomplished a big milestone by earning a Trophy Dash start last time out in a race that got a little too close for comfort between he and J. Wheeler. Wayne finished second in the Main Event, which is another personal best for him. On Saturday night, Kniffen will be out to see if he can claim his first career feature victory.

The previous race saw the return of 2009 champion Charlie Thompson. Charlie was in the thick of the battle in the Main Event before his motor gave out on him. His initial plans were to continue to support the class, but the motor issues have put those plans on hold while the team regroups. Bill Hopper can relate to the motor issues. A two time Wingless Sprint Car champion at Orland, Bill's first visit to the track back in April resulted in his scratching from the program after he was unable to get the car to fire. This followed the blown tire he had on the freeway on the way up from California.

Bill went back to the drawing board and got things situated. He made some good laps in a race at Placerville and returned for the June 4th race. Things looked better, but he headed pitside during the race when the temperature gauge read a little higher than he was comfortable with. After making another start in a race at Stockton last week, Bill is coming back to see if he can make a run at Wheeler.

Modified racer Todd Whipple has been getting things dialed in with his Sprinter. Over the past few seasons, Todd has raced more in his Modified and was Top 5 in the standings last year at Yreka. He's only made the occasional Sprint Car start, but he's gained valuable seat time at Southern Oregon Speedway. This is one of the nice things about the new Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car class. Drivers can come out and make some good laps in a more comfortable environment. Plus, they can help establish a Sprint Car presence in Southern Oregon. Whipple is anticipated this week.

The Pennzoil Sprint Cars have been an opportunity for young up and comers Camden Robustelli and Jeffrey Hudson to make some good laps in their Sprint Cars. Both have collected third place finishes this season. Late word has come that past Cottage Grove Limited Sprint Car champion David Hibbard is planning a visit this Saturday night. This follows the earlier announcement that reigning Cottage Grove Limited Sprint champion Patrick Dills was planning to bring his 360 Sprinter. Hibbard is a past Top 3 point competitor at Southern Oregon Speedway with three wins.

Hibbard has been negotiating for a Limited Sprint date or two at the speedway this year and reports that there are a couple of other drivers planning visits this week. That's good news to fans who want to see some exciting Sprint Car racing at the speedway. The effort to establish a Sprint Car presence at Southern Oregon Speedway will continue, and Saturday's Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car show is just the next step in the process. For further information, check out www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Southern Oregon Speedway Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car Points

21wr Jake Wheeler 103 21w Vern Wheeler Jr. 74 84k Wayne Kniffen 60 25 Camden Robustelli 57 54 Bill Hopper 54 L88 Jeffrey Hudson 53 04 Todd Whipple 46 101 Charlie Thompson 31

Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car Schedule

June 25 July 9 (Speedweek) July 30 August 20 August 27 September 24

Past Champions

1996 Dan Menne 1997 Bill Nutter 1998 Dan Menne 2001 Chad Bauer 2002 Todd Zeitler 2003 Dan Menne 2004 T.J. Winningham 2005 Dan Menne 2006 Bill Nutter 2007 Randy Rodgers 2008 Randy Rodgers 2009 Charlie Thompson 2010 Chadd Noland 2013 Kyler Barraza* 2014 Kyler Barraza* * Southern Oregon Sprint Car Tour

Most Recent Sprint Car Winners

June 4, 2016, Jake Wheeler May 7, 2016: Vern Wheeler Jr. April 30, 2016: Vern Wheeler Jr. August 15, 2015: Kyle Hirst June 29, 2015: Colby Copeland May 24, 2015: Roger Crockett April 18, 2015: Seth Nunes July 12, 2014: David Hibbard June 30, 2014: Rico Abreu June 14, 2014: Kyler Barraza May 22, 2014: Andy Forsberg September 14, 2013: Matt Moberly August 2, 2013: Lawrence Van Hoof July 27, 2013: Vern Wheeler Jr. July 1, 2013: Roger Crockett June 22, 2013: Kyler Barraza June 8, 2013: Vern Wheeler Jr. May 25, 2013: Kyler Barraza May 18, 2013: David Hibbard May 4, 2013: David Hibbard August 11, 2012: Kyke Hirst July 28, 2012: Garen Linder May 12, 2012: Roger Crockett September 10, 2011: David Hibbard August 13, 2011: Jayme Barnes July 11, 2011: Henry Van Dam July 9, 2011: Seth Bergman May 7, 2011: Vern Wheeler Jr.

 

 

McCarthy-Aton Battle Continues In Antioch Speedway Sprint Cars This Week

By Don Martin II
Antioch, CA...June 22...Two big storylines continue in the Antioch Speedway All Star Winged Sprint Cars Series this season. For starters, Art McCarthy and Billy Aton are locked in a tight championship battle after five races. The other story is the fact that the there are five winners in the five races held so far. Last week, Bobby McMahon was the latest driver to add his name to the list.

When Jarrett Soares went to Stockton to compete in the King Of The West 410 Sprint Car event, Bobby was more than happy to step in as a substitute in the #12 car. If the name sounds familiar, it should. Bobby was one of the stars of the old NARC Sprint Car Series of the 1980's and 1990's, a past Speedweek champion and Top 5 driver in the series. He has won his share of Sprint Car races through the years. Last Saturday, Bobby joined Shawn Conde, Koen Shaw, Aton and McCarthy on the winner's list.

The win didn't come without a fight from current point leader and 2007 Antioch champion Art McCarthy. McCarthy has been racing Super Modifieds and Sprint Cars since the late 1960's. All these years later, he's still one of the stars of Antioch Speedway. Though he came up just short last week, she still earned a strong second place finish. Art was anticipating a challenge from Aton or 2015 champion Shawn Arriaga this week, but it never came.

Arriaga was out early with mechanical issues. He didn't even get to make a lap in the heat race. Aton was hoping for another strong run in the Main Event, but he was eliminated in a back stretch crash that saw third place point runner Dan Gonderman flipping. Gonderman was okay, but his car wasn't as fortunate. As it turned out, Art was joined by his son Adam McCarthy on the podium last week. Adam had his best finish since coming out of retirement with that third place finish, and he added a second place finish to McMahan in his heat race as well.

Matt Barber decidced to come back after his Top 5 finish a week earlier, and despite a rough start, he still managed a fourth place finish ahead of Jenna Frazier. Frazier had been running Dwarf Cars in recent seasons, but she has moved up to the #18 Sprint Car that Bobby's son Robby McMahan had driven last season.

Antioch is establishing their own class, and other local competitors on the roster include 2014 champion Chris Magoon, Rick Brophy, Ricky Brophy, Tim Burcher and Burt Foland Jr. Given the nature of the division and the fact that there is a good purse, different drivers tend to show up for visits every week. You never know who might be there next. Saturday, June 25th is the next race. For further information, check out www.antiochspeedway.com.

2016 Antioch All Star Winged 360 Sprint Points

Art McCarthy 248
Billy Aton 230
Dan Gonderman 178
Rick Brophy 134
Shawn Arriaga 137
Chris Magoon 126
Burt Foland Jr. 114
Adam McCarthy 102
Koen Shaw 100
Matt Barber 90
Jarrett Soares 88

2016 Antioch All Stars
Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

June 25
July 16
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20
August 27
September 10
September 17
September 24

Past Champions

1998-Gary Geving
2007-Art McCarthy
2010-Craig Smith
2013-Chris Magoon
2014-Chris Magoon
2015-Shawn Arriaga

Last 30 Feature Winners

June 11, 2016: Bobby McMahan
June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde
May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw
April 23, 2016: Billy Aton
April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy
August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy
August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga
July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot
June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett
June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga
May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot
April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving
March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy
August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey
June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell
June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon
April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson
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


Perry Leads The Way In Spec Sprints At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II
Antioch, CA...June 22...It seems like the 18th Wingless Spec Sprint season is heating up with the summer at Antioch Speedway. Antioch is the place where the Spec Sprints started back in 1999, and almost 20 years later, the two names at the top of the point list were on the point list back then. Second generation racer Jim Perry Jr. and Rick Panfili are a contrast in racing accomplishments.

Perry's mantle is lined with trophies from Main Events he's won in his Super Modified and Wingless Spec Sprinter through the years. Nobody has won more Spec Sprint Main Events at Antioch than Perry, who is a past champion and the current point leader. Panfili got his start in the NCMA back in the mid 1990's and has raced every season in the Spec Sprints without a feature victory. This year saw him earn a career best second place finish, and he's having the most success he's ever had, coming off of back to back third place point seasons. He's in second now, and he's 34 points behind "Jammin Jim" in the championship battle.

The Perry family name goes back to the 1960's at Vallejo Speedway. Jim's dad and uncle (Jim Sr. and Earl) raced Hardtops and Super Modifieds there, so he was born with racing in his blood and has passed it on to his son, Jimmy Perry III. Jim got his second win last week, and it came ahead of another Vallejo Speedway Hardtop name, Barry Pries Jr. Barry's dad, Barry Pries Sr., holds the honor of winning the final Hardtop championship at the track in 1978. Pries, who got his start racing Karts at Delta Speedway back in the 1990's, was making his first Antioch start and did well in second.

Perry III, meanwhile, suffered a motor problem in winning his heat race. Though the division's #3 all time winner and past champion had three wins last year, Perry III is still looking for his first win of the season. The younger Perry has fallen out of the title chase, but 2015 "Rookie Of The Year" and (yet another) second generation racer Marcus Smith is climbing the ladder fast after a bad start. Marcus had a blown motor earlier this season, but he also has a feature win. Last week's third place finish, back behind the wheel of his own #28 car, moved him to within a couple points of Panfili in a close battle.

The record will show that second ranked Panfili leads Smith by two points, James East by four, Shannon Newton by eight and past Chowchilla champion Brandon Burd by 12 in one of the closest battles at the track. Burd had a fifth place finish last week behind Alan Miranda as he continues to dial in his #56 Sprinter. Panfili just missed a Top 5 finish in sixth ahead of Steven Grier. Grier has only raced occasionally since Ocean Speedway dropped the division as a regular class at the end of the 2014 season.

Meanwhile, Adam Teves continues to improve in the "Lloyd Beard Special" #42 Sprint Car, owned by his grandfather Dana Craig and Cameron Beard. Craig brings a wealth of knowledge about race cars from his years with the Perry Racing Team. Adam has been racing since before he was old enough to legally drive, starting with Outlaw Karts and moving into Dwarf Cars. After winning multiple Main Events last year on his way to a second place season in Dwarf Cars, Adam has moved up to Spec Sprinters. His eighth place finish last week came ahead of East and Newton. Adam is currently ninth in the standings as the leading rookie in the field.

The racing in the Wingless Spec Sprint division has been competitive all season as two time champion Dan Gonderman and Jason McIntosh join Perry and Smith as feature winners. Perry is the only one with multiple wins. As the division returns to Antioch this Saturday night for Round #6, it will be a good battle to see if anybody can add their names to the win column. It should be a good show. For further information, check out www.antiochspeedway.com.

Antoch All Stars Wingless Spec Sprint Top 10 Points

Jim Perry Jr. 240
Rick Panfili 206
Marcus Smith 204
James East 202
Shannon Newton 196
Brandon Burd 194
Alan Miranda 174
Roy Fisher 174
Kyle Bakkie 158
Adam Teves 158

Antioch All Stars Wingless Spec Sprint Schedule

June 18
June 25
July 16
July 23
August 13
August 27
September 3
September 24

Past Wingless Spec Sprint Champions

1988-Mike Johnson *
1989-Scott Holloway *
1997-Stan Cargo *
1998-Scott Holloway *
1999-Dan Gonderman
2000-Travis Berryhill
2001-Terry Tarditi
2002-Darrell Hanestad
2003-Darrell Hanestad
2004-Bob Newberry
2005-Scot Merrell
2006-Jimmy Perry III
2007-Jim Perry Jr.
2008-Billy Macedo
2009-Billy Aton
2010-Tommy LaLiberte
2011-Dan Gonderman
2012-D.J. Johnson
2013-Gary Nelson Jr.
2014-Billy Macedo
2015-Kyle Bakkie
* NCMA Antioch

Previous 30 Winners

June 11, 2016: Jason McIntosh
May 15, 2016: Jim Perry Jr.
May 2, 2016: Marcus Smith
April 16, 2016: Dan Gonderman
September 19, 2015: Billy Macedo
August 29, 2015: Kyle Bakkie
August 15, 2015: Billy Macedo
August 1, 2015: Jimmy Perry III
July 5, 2015: Jeff Lee
June 20, 2015: James East
June 6, 2915: Jimmy Perry III
May 17, 2015: Kyle Bakkie
April 26, 2015: Jimmy Perry III
April 19, 2015: Kyle Bakkie
April 12, 2015: Roy Fisher
March 21, 2015: Kyke Bakkie
March 14, 2015: Roy Fisher
March 7, 2015: Jeff Lee
September 13, 2014: Billy Macedo
August 2, 2014: Bob Newberry
July 26 2014: Jeff Banbury
June 28 2014: Chris Magoon
June 14, 2014: Billy Macedo
April 26, 2014: Billy Macedo
April 5, 2014: Rowdy McClennon
March 22, 2014: Gary Nelson Jr.
March 15, 2014: Billy Macedo
October 5, 2013: Zack Lynsky
September 28, 2013: Zack Lynsky
September 14, 2013: D.J. Johnson

 

 

Premier Speedway

Come December 17, all eyes will be on Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as the stars of the Sprintcar World pay homage to one of their own at the Second Annual “Max’s Race”.

The event, which honours three-time Classic Champion, former Warrnambool native and all round Speedway Legend – Max Dumesny, will now also carry the support of Warrnambool based business South West Conveyancing.

The inaugural “Max’s Race” as conducted in December 2015 attracted an amazing 64 entries, including Max, Matthew and Marcus Dumesny. Quite fittingly another Warrnambool driver in Jamie Veal visited Victory Lane ahead of James McFadden and Steven Lines.

With some minor format tweaks on the cards, the Premier Speedway Club is once again excited to have “Max’s Race” as a part of what looms as another exciting season.

“As a Club, we are very much looking forward to making Max’s Race a staple part of the Australian Sprintcar Racing scene”, said Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills.

“To be able to honour such a legend of our sport and a local hero at that, in this manner is something we as a Club are very proud of. Having spoken with Max post the inaugural event last December, we have fine-tuned some areas of the event to try and ensure it is successful for all parties”, Mills added.

“The final piece of the puzzle for us a Club is to have a sponsor on board, so we are again very excited that another burgeoning local business in South West Conveyancing is on board and we can’t thank Tania Jasper, Alistair McKean and the whole team at South West Conveyancing enough, bring on the race season”, he added.

South West Conveyancing have two great locations, 92C Liebig Street, Warrnambool and L27 Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Tania and her staff aim to make the process of buying a property as straight forward as possible. They offer a no obligation, free review of the proposed Contract and Vendor’s Statement before you sign to make sure you understand your obligations under the proposed contract and any restrictions applicable to the property.

South West Conveyancing assist with Buying or Selling residential property, whether they be country homes or inner city apartments along with all your conveyancing needs.

Tania and the Team also understand that it is not always possible for clients to arrange appointments or make calls during business hours, so they are available for appointments outside normal hours and also offer a mobile service (by appointment), long distance and interstate customers are also catered for.

“Tania and Alistair are not only great supporters of Premier Speedway but also a number of race teams and other venues, we urge all Speedway people with any Conveyancing needs to give South West Conveyancing a call”, Mills concluded.

Max’s Race will be held at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Saturday December 17, 2016.

 

 

Collision course slows Pokorski Motorsports

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 22, 2016 – After encountering several challenges in adjusting to the nuances of a brand new car through the first seven races of the 2016 season, the Paul Pokorski Motorsports team came into Plymouth Dirt Track Racing action last Saturday at Sheboygan County Fair Park with high hopes for a strong performance.

The evening featured a pit area packed with a total of 64 Sprint Cars, as the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series made its first of three scheduled appearances at The Plymouth Dirt Track this season.

With 29 PDTR Sprint Cars on hand, Pokorski started third in the third PDTR Sprint Car heat race. On the opening lap of the race, Pokorski slipped underneath front row starter Doug Wondra with a low move in turn two.

Pokorski then settled into the runner-up spot behind race leader Chris Clayton. The 24-year veteran West Bend racer held strong in the second position, while Clayton maintained a comfortable lead throughout the 10-lap heat race. Pokorski went on to cross the finish line in second place, a half straightaway behind race winner Clayton to lock himself into the 25-lap A main event.

After starting ninth in the 22-car A main event, Pokorski found himself battling with Robbie Pribnow for ninth place in the opening laps of the race. As Pokorski worked the low groove, Pribnow followed closely behind.

The spirited duel between Pokorski and Pribnow continued in very close quarters for several laps with contact made on a couple of occasions. On lap 10, the battled came to a head when Pribnow collided with Pokorski in turn three, causing Pokorski to spin to a stop to bring out a caution flag.

Due to the nature of the contact, officials elected to send both Pokorski and Pribnow to the rear of the field on the restart.

When the race resumed, Pokorski moved up to the outside groove in an attempt to work his way up from 19th place. Pokorski managed to move past three cars in the closing laps to bring his 2016 Maxim home in the 16th position.

“I thought the car was really good in hot laps and pretty good in the heat race,” Pokorski said. “I thought the car was alright in the feature and we were holding our own until we got spun out. That's about all I have to say on that.”

After encountering challenging track conditions on several occasions at Plymouth this season, Pokorski was pleased with the evening’s multi-groove racing surface.

“I thought the track on Saturday night was the best it's been in a very long time,” Pokorski said. “I hope they can replicate it in the nights to come.”

Looking ahead to the upcoming weekend Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader at Manitowoc Speedway and The Plymouth Dirt Track, Pokorski is eager to get back to Manitowoc. During the last MSA main event at Manitowoc on June 4, Pokorski was in the mix for the A main victory, before eventually posting a season-best fourth place finish.

“I can't wait to go to Manitowoc,” Pokorski said. “The last time we were there the racing was incredible and the track prep was perfect.”

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Goeden’s Auto Body
Goeden’s Auto Body, located at 2417 Highway 28 East in Kewaskum, has been in business since 1971. In 2015, David “Dusty” Goeden took over ownership of the family-owned business.

Goeden’s Auto Body specializes in quality, top-notch auto body repair, with a focus on collision work. Goeden’s also offer classic vehicle restoration and rust repair, and will work with all insurance companies. Goeden’s Auto Body uses PPG paints and clear coats, offers towing services and a locked fenced storage area. Continuing the Goeden’s Auto Body tradition, free loaner cars are also available.

“At Goeden’s Auto Body, we were born to perform. With over 50 years of doing business and our racing involvement on and off the track, we know how to treat our customers like winners. With every job, we push ourselves to improve our performance and deliver a winning product. We work with all insurance companies, provide free computerized estimates and loaner vehicles while we repair your vehicle. Give us a call when you need a tow or some auto body work. Remember you, not your insurance company, have the right to choose where to take your vehicle for repairs.” – Dave “Dusty” Goeden, Goeden’s Auto Body owner.

For more information on Goeden’s Auto Body, call 262-334-2759 or e-mail goedenauto@gmail.com.

Pokorski Motorsports would like to direct special recognition to R&H Enterprises, Goeden’s Auto Body, Christel Signs and Goodwin Racing Engines for helping to get the team’s new 2016 Maxim on the track this season.

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2016 season include: Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Signs and Tisler Salvage Inc.

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

Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car racing action is set to get underway at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 24 at the Manitowoc Speedway.

Manitowoc Speedway is located at 4921 Expo Drive in Manitowoc. For more information, visit www.manitowocspeedway.com

The next night, the Pokorski Motorsports team will head back to The Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fair Park with racing scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Sheboygan County Fair Park is location at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.

2016 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Friday, June 24 – Manitowoc Speedway (MSA)
Saturday, June 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Friday, July 1 – Manitowoc Speedway (IRA)
Saturday, July 2 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Friday, July 8 – Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway-Beaver Dam (MSA)

2016 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Events – 8
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 2
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 3
Heat Race Victories - 2

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Skagit Dirt Cup Weekend!

(Bill W) June 22, 2016 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team kick off their trip to the Pacific Northwest with the Lucas Oil ASCS National series tomorrow night as Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup gets underway. The Oklahoma City driver struggled through ASCS Speedweek, topping out with a fourth place run at Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, Oklahoma. So the trip to the northwest comes at a good time.

The team had high hopes heading into Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma a week ago. “We weren’t any good,” says Wayne. “Anything that could have went wrong did. That kind of simplifies that night at Lawton. We drew in the back of everything, the track wasn’t to our liking, we got run over in the B, and we made some wrong decisions on the racetrack.”

At Creek County on Thursday, Wayne went from fifth to third in his heat, and fourth to second in his Qualifier. That gave him enough points to start fifth in the feature. “We were able to get up to fourth,” he says. “We couldn’t really do anything with the leaders. Fourth was really all we had at Creek.”

It was on to Sedalia and the Missouri State Fair Speedway Friday. “We drew the back of the heat again (eighth),” says Wayne. “We were able to get up to fifth. We started twelfth in the feature. We weren’t very good there and we ended up ninth.”

Speedweek concluded at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. After going from fourth to third in his heat and winning the Qualifier, Wayne would start seventh in the feature. “We were up to fourth or fifth there,” he says. “The first caution came out, and on the restart, I jumped the curb. I hit the fence and about knocked it down. We had to go to the back there, and we worked our way back up to eleventh.”

Wayne is hoping to leave his bad luck in the Midwest. “We just really had no luck during Speedweek,” he admits. “Getting to the Pacific Northwest will give us kind of a fresh start here. We know these tracks, and we know we’ll have some good local competition up here too. Last year, we were looking at a top five finish at the Dirt Cup until we turned over. We’re looking to turn that around 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…

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

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne won the prelim at the Jackson Nationals in 2008 in impressive fashion. He moved up quickly after starting 18th in the field, and made a late race pass of Billy Alley for the win. Jake Peters was second, followed by Alley, Gregg Bakker and Travis Whitney.

Partner of the Week – Simpson Performance Products

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

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

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

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

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

 

 

Sodeman Scores Pair of Top-Five Finishes,
Back to Mercer Raceway Park this Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (June 22, 2016) - After earning a pair of top-five finishes during the recent weekend, highlighted with a runner-up performance at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night, June 17, Jack Sodeman, Jr. will continue his 2016 campaign with a visit to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 25. The pilot of the Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components, No. 23JR has one main event victory on the season, hunting to double up on Saturday night.

“We had plans to visit Path Valley on Sunday for Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, but my work schedule won’t allow it,” explained Jack Sodeman, Jr. “We’ll just focus on Mercer Raceway Park this Saturday and keep it a short weekend. We’ve always been comfortable there and now we have a little bit of momentum on our side. We’ll try to put that to good use this weekend.”

Jack Sodeman, Jr. is the defending Mercer Raceway Park track champion, finishing as high as third during feature action in 2016.

Other recent results for the North Jackson, Ohio, native includes a top-five performance at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday night, June 18. Sodeman finished fifth at “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile,” his eighth top-five finish on the year.

Race fans are invited to keep up with Jack Sodeman Jr. all across the Web. News and information will be posted regularly at www.jacksodeman.com and www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Jack Sodeman Jr. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: www.twitter.com/Sodeman23jr.

Recent Highlights: Earned first sprint car victory of 2016 on Friday night, May 27, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

2015 Wins: 4
2016 Wins: 1 (Lernerville Speedway)

Jack Sodeman Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components.

 

 

VALVOLINE RACEWAY ANNOUNCES TOUR OF AUSTRALIAN SPRINTCAR RACING FOR AMERICAN FANS

Official release: Valvoline Raceway June 22, 2016

Valvoline Raceway today announced the first annual “Ultimate Australian Sprintcar Tour” for USA fans.

The tour will give USA fans a wonderful balance of iconic Australian tourist attractions plus some of the hottest USA vs Australia Sprintcar Racing.

“This is a great chance for American fans to get out of the cold in their winter and come down for some Aussie summer sunshine and Sprintcar Racing,” says VR Managing Director Steven Green, “this would be the trip of a lifetime for many people.”

The tour will depart Los Angeles on Monday, January 9 and return to LA on Monday, January 23.

The tour incorporates eight (8) nights of Sprintcar action in 14 days including racing at:

• Valvoline Raceway Sydney • Avalon Raceway Lara • Borderline Speedway Mt. Gambier • Premier Speedway Warrnambool

Tourist attractions to visit include:

• The Sydney Harbour Bridge • The Sydney Opera House • Bondi Beach • Featherdale Wildlife Park (Kangaroos and Koala Bears) • The Great Ocean Road Warrnambool • The Blue Lake Mt. Gambier

Race events on the schedule are:

• Origin of Speed USC Sprintcars – Valvoline Raceway • Scott Darley Challenge Night 1 – Valvoline Raceway • Scott Darley Challenge Night 2 – Valvoline Raceway • President’s Cup Sprintcars – Avalon Raceway • Kings Challenge Sprintcars – Mt. Gambier • Warrnambool Classic Night 1 – Warrnambool • Warrnambool Classic Night 2 – Warrnambool • Warrnambool Classic Night 3 – Warrnambool

The package includes return airfares from Los Angeles, twin-share or single accommodation, coach travel, transfers and admission tickets to the Speedways.

Several ‘behind the scenes’ opportunities are also planned that are exclusive to Tour Members.

Mon, Jan 9 Depart LA Tues, Jan 10 Transit Wed, Jan 11 Arrive Sydney Thur, Jan 12 Origin of Speed USC Sprintcars (Parramatta) Fri, Jan 13 Scott Darley Challenge (Parramatta) Sat, Jan 14 Scott Darley Challenge (Parramatta) Sun, Jan 15 Exclusive Tour and Ettamogah Pub lunch Mon, Jan 16 Transit to Melbourne Tue, Jan 17 Free Day Melbourne City Wed, Jan 18 Presidents Cup Sprintcars Avalon Raceway Thur, Jan 19 Kings Challenge Sprintcars Mt. Gambier Fri. Jan 20 Warrnambool Classic Night 1 Sat, Jan 21 Warrnambool Classic Night 2 Sun, Jan 22 Warrnambool Classic Final Mon, Jan 23 Drive the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne Tue, Jan 24 Fly back to USA

There is also the availability of a 21-day tour that will include a return to Sydney for the 2016/2017 Australian Sprintcar Championship at Valvoline Raceway.

For more information and queries please email Wade Aunger at wade@sydneyspeedway.com.au or phone 011 612 96370411.

IT’S TIME TO GET DOWN UNDER FOR SOME AUSSIE SPRINTCAR THUNDER!

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team

Looks to Keep Heat On as Outlaws’ Continue Upper Midwest Run

INDIANAPOLIS (June 22, 2016) – Summer is officially here. Music to the ears of so many Americans with the prospects of fun and sun in full view. For the traveling Sprint car teams chasing World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series glory, it’s the portion of the campaign where a season usually comes into focus.

For Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team and driver Donny Schatz the hope is that like in so many years Glenn Frey’s 1984 hit “The Heat is On” describes their run through the summer months in their quest for an eighth WoO championship. As for the rest of the competition, hope is that the lyrics “…the groove is slightly transformed. Just a little bit of a break from the norm…” from Will Smith’s 1991 jam “Summertime” are more representative of the results.

As Schatz continues his 20th season of competition with “The Greatest Show on Dirt”, one of his trademark characteristics has been the ability to deliver victories during the season’s hottest months when some of the season’s most prolific events take place. In less than a month, Sprint Car Racing’s “Month of Money” takes center stage, but leading up to that the seven-time and reigning WoO champion intends for his team’s performance to rise with the temperature during one of the busiest segments of the 91-race 2016 campaign.

The current WoO leader, and season’s top winner with 10 victories, will be in action three times this week beginning with Wednesday night’s NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. He’ll lead the Outlaws back to Jackson (Minn.) Speedway Friday before defending his 2015 victory in the annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway Saturday.

Schatz became the season’s first double-digit winner last Friday night with his third consecutive victory at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and continued his stranglehold in his home state where he’s won five WoO A-Features in a row. But it just hasn’t been North Dakota where Schatz has been dominant recently, he’s controlled the region as well. With wins in Iowa and North Dakota the previous two weekends, he’ll look to add Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin this week. Since the start of the 2012 season, Schatz has won 25 WoO A-Features in the five-state region.

First up is a return to I-80 Speedway in eastern Nebraska where he’s finished second each of the previous two seasons. In 2014, Schatz earned the pole position and challenged Joey Saldana throughout the 30-lap A-Feature. Last June, Schatz started 13th and raced his way past leader Danny Lasoski on the white flag lap, but couldn’t hold off “The Dude” on the final circuit. Schatz first competed at the 4/10-mile dirt oval during his rookie campaign with the Outlaws back in 1997 and is hoping to ad I-80 the list of 78 other facilities where he’s won a WoO A-Feature during his decorated career. He’s already added Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, and Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana, to the list in 2016.

Friday marks the return to the Jackson Motorplex in southwest Minnesota. Schatz raced on the famed half-mile, dirt oval during the formative years of his racing career before making his first Outlaw start at the track in 2004. In September 2005, he battled Daryn Pittman for the win and the following fall he scored his initial triumph at the track just months before claiming his first WoO championship. Schatz was victorious again in June 2013 after starting fifth and leading the final 17 laps. The following season he stalked Saldana for 30 laps in 2014 and finished second.

Saturday’s venture to Beaver Dam will be the first of four 2016 WoO races in Wisconsin, another state where Schatz made many laps competing with the WISSOTA series prior to his WoO career. His first Wisconsin WoO triumph came at Beaver Dam in 2002 when he scored a flag-to-flag victory just four days after he scored his first Outlaw triumph in North Dakota. Last year’s run from 10th to first in the 40-lap A-Feature was one of many impressive drives that led to a career-best 31 triumphs and his seventh championship.

Schatz has won three of his last six starts and finished on the podium two other times. With 39 nights of action complete, Schatz leads the series in several categories, including wins with 10, top-fives with 26, top-10s with 36, and KSE Hard Charger Awards with seven. He has earned 5,386 points and holds an 18-point advantage over Brad Sweet in the season-long championship standings.

Follow the TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TonyStewart_Rcg, like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, follow on Instgram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Wednesday at I-80 Speedway, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. CDT and grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.i-80speedway.com or call 402-659-3301.

For Friday’s race at Jackson Motorplex, 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 jacksonmotorplex.com or call 605-359-4955.

Saturday 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.com 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 free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information.

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

This time of the year the schedule is as close to your home as it gets. You’ve been extremely successful in the area the past few years. Is there something about being closer to home that brings out the best in you?

“We are always trying to do our best no matter where we are on the map, but I’d say when we race close to home we might push a little harder. It’s always nice to get to a track and see people you grew up racing around. The fans have been so good to me in this area. I love seeing all the kids coming out. We try to go out there and give them something to get excited about. My family gets to come to a lot of these races and I have nieces that are starting to race themselves. I really enjoy seeing how excited they get when we do well. And the tracks in this area really provide us with the chance to move around and race. I can’t say enough about (crew chief) Ricky (Warner), (car chief) Scuba (Steve Swenson) and (crewman) Brad (Mariscotti). They have been giving me a really good car and keep working to make it better. I know they are pretty excited about this week too. I have family in Nebraska that I get see at the races a couple of times a year and we’ve been decent at I-80. Jackson is still close enough where a lot of my family can make it to the track and then Saturday we get back to Wisconsin where we’ve had a lot of fans for most of my career. We can’t wait to get back to the track.”

We have almost reached the halfway point of the season. You have overcome a triple digit deficit in the championship standings and are beginning to stack wins. How would you rate the first part of the season?

“I’ve been asked a lot about how I’d say the season has gone so far and I’d say it’s been average. We are always trying things. We are always trying to get ahead and there is only one way to do that. You have to keep working on everything. Shocks. Torsion bars. Tires. All of it. And then I’d say the level of competition has picked up as well. We’ve had a lot of different winners. But any kind of results are going to look average when you compare them to what we did last year. The success we had and with where we were with the racecar. It was pretty incredible. Ultimately, I don’t think we are where we want to be with the feel of the racecars, but we are working on it. The new format has put a lot more importance on qualifying, but we’ve stayed the course and focused on being able to pass cars. We may not start close to the front, but we’ve been able to move around on the track and drive up through the fields. We’re getting closer, but it’s still a work in progress.”

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: PINTY'S PRESENTS SPORTS TEAM NIGHT JUNE 24

by Tommy Goudge (June 22, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing continues this Friday, June 24 when Pinty’s Delicious Foods presents Sports Team Night.

All children and youth (age 17 and under) wearing their minor sports uniforms will be admitted free of charge this Friday, June 24. The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will be contesting the sixth round of their weekly racing series on Friday.

An average of 116 drivers have signed in for each of the first five rounds of Ohsweken’s 2016 season. Mitch Brown (360 Sprint Cars), Ryan Hunsinger (Crate Sprint Cars), Dave Bailey (Thunder Stocks), Brandon Janssens (Mini Stocks), and Paul Longboat (Bombers) lead the championship standings in their respective divisions heading into this Friday’s event.

Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, June 24. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Reserve your seats now for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information about Special Event Tickets, Gift Certificates, Season Tickets, Parking Passes, Pit Passes, Memberships, and more.

About Pinty’s Delicious Foods: The tradition of premium poultry products with the Pinty’s name attached goes back over 70 years to when Ed Pintwala first opened Pinty’s Poultry Limited in 1943. Now based in Burlington, Ontario, Pinty’s produces a full line of products available at many of your favourite retailers, and at Ohsweken Speedway’s Pit Stop concession stands! Call them at 1 800-263-7223, or visit www.Pintys.com for more information.

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

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

 

 

Helms Turning Corner on Finding Speed in Ohio Speedweek Features

Inside Line Promotions - HARTFORD, Ohio (June 22, 2016) - Caleb Helms has had several bright moments throughout the first half of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek.

Helms qualified in the top five twice and he made the dash during each of the first three rounds of the eight-race spectacle.

"Whether we were good or in good positions and taking advantage, we capitalized on what we had," he said. "When we got into the feature whatever we've been missing showed up. I feel like we're a lot better than that. We just haven't put it all together."

Ohio Speedweek kicked off last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Helms qualified second quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and won the dash. That lined him up on the pole for the main event, which he led the first lap of before ending 12th.

"We were really, really good in the dash," he said. "I was starting to feel it be a little loose coming off the corners. We changed the left rear tire and some other things for the main event and we couldn't rotate the corner very well."

A lack of comfort and drive hampered Helms the following two nights. He timed in 11th quickest and finished second in a heat race and fifth in the dash at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Saturday before pulling off early in the main event.

Helms qualified fourth quickest before scoring a runner-up result in a heat race and an eighth-place finish in the dash on Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio. However, he faded to a 20th-place result in the feature.

"We had speed early on, but as the track went away we struggled to dial it in," he said.

Helms returned to action on Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, where he timed in 13th quickest overall, but ninth in his group. He ended ninth in a heat race and third in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. Unfortunately, he was involved in an early crash that resulted in a flip and a 23rd-place result.

Sharon Speedway hosted Ohio Speedweek Round 5 on Tuesday with Helms qualifying 35th quickest before he placed sixth in a heat race and 15 th in the B Main. The team was forced to use a provisional to start last in the feature.

"We were pretty good and moved forward in the main event," he said. "I think we made some big gains at the end of the night, which was a nice change of pace from how the start of Ohio Speedweek had gone."

Helms rallied from 25th to a 17th-place result.

Ohio Speedweek resumes on Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, before races on Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, and Saturday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (3); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (1).

June 18 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 25 (5).

June 19 - Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 8 (8); Feature: 20 (8).

June 20 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 25 (23).

June 21 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 35; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 15 (16); Feature: 17 (25).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the Ohio Speedweek with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

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"Shelves.com has been a big part of the team for a couple of years and we look forward to taking them to Victory Lane this season," Helms said.

Helms would also like to thank Shelves.com, Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating, Kistler Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers and Larson Trucking & Heavy Equipment Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Posts Two Top 10s during ASCS National Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 22, 2016) - Brandon Hanks earned a pair of top-10 finishes during the 24th annual Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

However, he doesn't look back on the busy week with fond memories.

"I'm disappointed in the whole week," he said. "It was very up and down. It was a tough week. Lawton and Sedalia were on us trying to find more speed. If you don't keep searching for speed you'll get caught in a hurry."

Last week began on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., where Hanks advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. That earned him enough points to lock into the feature redraw.

"When I went there a few weeks ago and we finished in the top five we were good, but we weren't great," he said. "We were trying something a little different to find more speed in the main event and it obviously didn't work."

Hanks, who redrew the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row, dropped to an eighth-place result.

The most challenging night of the week came the ensuing evening at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

"Creek County was disastrous," he said. "Nothing went right that night. We wrecked on the first lap of the heat race. I tried to go three wide right off the bat. There was a door in the middle and I went for it, but it closed in a hurry."

Hanks had a DNF in the heat race and a DNS in the B Main after a mechanical problem derailed the team before the green flag.

Hanks found speed and the right balance at the start of Friday's event at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. He won a heat race to lock into the feature redraw. This time Hanks pulled the No. 1 to start the main event on the pole.

"We were awesome in the heat race," he said. "When I was there earlier this season the track was rubber down on the bottom. This time it was a totally different situation. We weren't happy with the speed we had before and wanted to try to get faster. What we tried didn't work."

Hanks led several laps before ending 10th.

Speedweek wrapped up on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway, where Hanks won a heat race and placed fifth in a qualifier. That locked him into the 13 th starting position for the main event.

"We went back to what we normally do and we were fast again," he said. "In the feature we were fighting John Carney II for a top 10. All of us were hammer down around the top hoping the guy in front of you made a mistake. Unfortunately, we had a mechanical problem with a few laps remaining and that ended the night early."

Hanks was credited with a 19th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 8 (2).

June 16 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: DNF (9); B Main: DNS (10).

June 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 10 (1).

June 18 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 5 (5); Feature: 19 (13).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 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

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"R.E. Enterprises has been in my corner since I was racing mini sprints," Hanks said. "I can't thank them enough for their support in my racing endeavors as well as with my powder coating business."

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

 

 

Brian Brown – Back on Track Tonight!

(Bill W) June 22, 2016 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team are anxious to get back on the track tonight with the World of Outlaws at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver feels he left a bit on the table last week in events in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, and in Iowa at Knoxville and Mason City. The team will compete with the WoO tonight and Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. Saturday, they’ll be back at Knoxville with the NSL.

You were fourth quick with the WoO at Sauk Rapids.

Early on, things went really well for us. We hot lapped well, and in qualifying, we went out late. The track had really slowed down and we were able to get fourth quick. Chad (Morgan) made some really good adjustments on the car, and he relayed where we needed to be on the track by watching a couple of guys before me. Unfortunately, that was probably the highlight of the night for us.

After starting up front in the heat, you finished sixth.

We just didn’t adjust on the car enough. We backed up there. We started 16th in the A, and kind of just rode around most of the way. We got going at the end, and I think we ended up 13th. Overall, it wasn’t one of our best performances. We would have liked to have done better for all the FVP customers and employees that were there. It’s always great to have them there. It wasn’t a bad night; it just wasn’t the night we’d hoped for on the track.

Friday rained out at Jackson, and you came back and timed well with the NSL at Knoxville Saturday.

The Dunkin’s do a phenomenal job with the track, and the track was a lot different than what we’ve seen this year. I enjoyed it. We were able to nail down third quick, and go from sixth to second in the heat.

In the feature, you hit the top and started moving forward after starting fifth.

We were trying to find a line where no one else was running. There was starting to be a little rubber peeking in the corners. I knew it was going to be crucial to get going. We were able to get to third eight or ten laps in. We were able to run Ian (Madsen) down for second and Kerry (Madsen) was right in front of Ian. I thought at that point, if everything goes right, we have a chance to win.

You battled late, but settled for fourth.

I don’t know if running a different part of the track, if we ran our tires off, or what. As quick as I caught Ian and was making a move, he was pulling back the other way. I decided to try Ian’s line, and Tim Kaeding passed me up top where I was running. We would have liked to have been a little better than fourth, but having crashed our car the previous week, we were happy with a solid finish in this one.

The first 410 show in almost 30 years at Mason City Motor Speedway Sunday saw a big crowd.

It’s really a nice facility. It was a great crowd. It was pretty cool that after the first set of hot laps, the crowd erupted and cheered like they hadn’t seen something like that before. To go out and be third quick was good. We went out a little later than the guys in front of us. We were able to go from fourth to second in the heat and we thought at that juncture, we had a good shot at winning.

Your draw was good. You started outside row one in the feature.

We just didn’t make the right adjustments come feature time. We weren’t tight enough, and I didn’t do a good job of being where I needed to be on the racetrack. Before I knew it, I was running fifth, and four guys had passed us on the bottom. Anybody in that feature can win on any given night. Like the Outlaws, if you make a mistake, they will pounce on you. You can let one guy by, but to let four or five by is another thing. I can’t wait to get back in the car tonight, I can tell you that!

You have to really be looking forward to I-80 tonight.

I-80 has been a place where we’ve always had success. We were pretty good over there earlier in the year, and we came back to run second at the Dirt Classic. Terry (McCarl) was kind of the class of the field that night, but we feel we’re going back with a good package. We should have a good opportunity to run well. We’re looking forward to Jackson with the Outlaws and getting back to Knoxville Saturday too.

The stakes get higher from here on out.

It’s the season where all you hard work starts to show. This is the time of year through September, where you make your season and make your money. Chad, Michael (Williams) and Wyatt (Burks) have been working hard. I feel like I have the three best guys I could possibly have. It’s hot and they don’t complain. They do whatever it takes, and I’m lucky to have those three guys.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com!

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

Brian Brown Racing – www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Racing/200630163294222

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Other Web site info

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FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Great Marketing Opportunities for 2016!

There are great marketing opportunities available with Brian Brown Racing for 2016 with available spots on the car including the side of the nose wing. For more information, e-mail Brian at Brian@BrianBrownRacing.com.

Brown’s Bits

Brian won the 2010 Jackson Nationals by taking the overall point total title. Brooke Tatnell won the preliminary feature at the event last August and Brian drove from 12th to 2nd. In the finale, he drove from row three to a runner-up finish to Lee Grosz. The tie-breaker with Tatnell was broken with a better Saturday finish.

About Casey’s General Stores

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 – Weld Wheels

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Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – AkzoNobel Sikkens

Sikkens is the premium brand of AkzoNobel, one of the world’s leading suppliers of paints and services for vehicle repair. Our partnership with McLaren brings together two world-class companies with equal desires to innovate and develop new coatings for the demanding world of Formula 1. Sikkens Creating Together: Celebrating one of our many successful partnerships. Visit them online at www.akzonobel.com!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Next LED Sports, 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, Tru Square, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, Duke’s Meats, BIGS Sunflower Seeds, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Seth Nunes 11th During Non Stop Civil War Series Feature Event in Petaluma, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Bouncing back from a rough outing at the Placerville Speedway, Seth Nunes and his team made the trip to the Petaluma Speedway for the fifth round of Civil War Series action at car owners, Jim and Annette Van Lare’s home track, where he would finish 11th during a non-stop feature event.

“It was a decent night overall for us, we had some bad luck in our heat but had a good starting spot in the A and battled for a Top-10 during a non-stop feature event,” Seth Nunes said.

Timing the Jim and Annette Van Lare owned No. 5v machine in seventh fastest, Nunes would find himself on the front row of his heat race. Getting out to the early lead, Nunes would feel pressure from Sean Becker but would keep the former series champion at bay until a late restart.

Seeing Becker get by him late, Nunes would hang to finish in the second spot and his team would notice a broken section to the rear of his frame once he returned to the pit area. Making repairs to the Napa Auto Parts/Lucas Oil Products/VSR Steering Repair entry, Nunes would miss the call for the Dash, though would get credited with an eighth place finish, placing him in the fourth row for the feature event.

A tricky Petaluma Speedway surface would offer Nunes and the rest of the field a tricky surface, but most would adapt as the race would be run in just over seven minutes as it went 30-laps non stop.

Battling for a Top-10 position for the duration of the race Nunes would race with Michael Ing and Cody Lamar as the trio jockeyed for track position. When the fast paced race came to a close, Nunes would bring his machine home with an 11th place finish.

“It was a tricky surface, and we weren’t really to get moving forward,” Nunes added. “I have to thank Jim and Annette Van Lare and the team for their continued hard work. We will be off this weekend but have a busy weekend on tap next week.”

Seth would like to thank Napa Auto Parts, Lucas Oil Products, VSR Steering Repair, Bianchi Farms, Cameron and Cameron Ranch & Vineyard Supply, CCI, and Awesome Racewear for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Seth will be back in action on July 3rd at the Petaluma Speedway and on July 4th at the Placerville Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Follow along with Seth on Social Media by following him on Twitter @SethNunes.

 

 

Bad Luck Derails Richard Vander Weerd In Santa Maria

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a win at the Perris Auto Speedway, Richard Vander Weerd would learn how the other side lived on Saturday night as a part failure during Saturday night’s B main event would bring the Visalia, CA driver’s night to an early end.

“It was just kind of a bad night in general,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “It was a tough track and I just wasn’t very good.”

Getting his night off to an uncharacteristic start, Vander Weerd would time his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx backed No. 10 machine in 16th fastest in qualifying time trials before running sixth in his heat race.

“The track was rough, and had whoops in the corners, and I really couldn’t keep my car from getting out of shape in the rough,” Vander Weerd added.

Forced into the night’s B main, Vander Weerd and company would do what they could to the Mid Valley Pipe/Basic Industries/Factory Kahne backed machine, and Vander Weerd noted the changes worked wonders on his car.

Getting into the lead, Vander Weerd’s rough night would continue as a steering failure would send his car hard into the wall and extensive damage would see his frustrating night come to an end.

“It sucks to tear up a car, and other parts but I am just glad that didn’t happen to us last week leading the feature in Perris, CA,” Vander Weerd added. “We will do what we need to do and get our car ready for our next race.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-2, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: Richard will now head to the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night 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.

 

 

Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos Geared Up For Wine Country Classic at Calistoga Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- This Saturday night, the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos is set to make it’s lone appearance of the 2016 season at the famed Calisotga Speedway as the series will share the stage with the King of the West 410ci Series during the Wine Country Classic.

With Mother Nature causing several cancelations early in the year, the series was able to kick it’s 2016 season off two weeks ago in thrilling fashion at the Petaluma Speedway.

During the series opener, Klint Simpson put on a show as he was able to carve his way through the field after a lap one spin and claim the win in dramatic fashion, as he continues to have a strong 2016 season in the division.

In two appearances at the Calistoga Speedway in 2015, wins went to Colton Slack and Terry Schank. With Slack out of the division now, Schank will look to become the first repeat winner with the series at the famed ½ mile, and look to rebound from some tough luck during the season opening event.

Other drivers that are expected to be on hand during Saturday nights event include Barry Pries, Shayna Sylvia, Jared Morrison, Nick Larson, Bruno Bianchi, and many more of the top drivers in the wingless division from northern California.

Saturday night, Adult reserved seats cost $30, with general admission tickets $25. Children 6-12 cost $10. Kids five & under are free.

Will call/ ticket sales & pit gate will open at 1pm, front gate opens at 4pm, with cars on track around 5pm. Teams are welcome to arrive early and set up in the infield pit area, which will then be swept at noon. The pit area age minimum is 14, with anyone under 18 being required to have a parent sign a release.

2016 Schedule

June 25th- Calistoga Speedway

Jul 10th- Stockton Dirt Track

July 16th- Ocean Speedway

August 13th- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

August 20th- Ocean Speedway (Johnny Key Classic)

September 7th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)

September 17th- Petaluma Speedway

November 4th- Stockton Dirt Track

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will take to the track on June 25th at the Calistoga Speedway.

WINNERS: Klint Simpson (June 11th Petaluma Speedway)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

WINGLESS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY JOE HUNT MAGNETOS- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2016, the series will again operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 11 races scattered at five different tracks.

 

 

Wins Continue To Roll In With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Over the past week, driver using KSE Racing Products continued to have a leg up on the competition as wins were tallied with various sanctioning bodies across the country.

In World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action, Shane Stewart used his KSE Racing products to park his Larson Marks Racing No. 2 machine in victory lane in at the Granite City Raceway and Brown County Speedway, while Donny Schatz scored top honors at the River Cities Speedway with this Tony Stewart Racing team.

The inaugural Jimmy Sills Classic at the Stockton Dirt Track in California was an exciting one, as fans were treated to a last lap pass for the win courtesy of Bud Kaeding.

With a pair of midget speedweeks in the rear view mirror, Ohio Speedweek kicked off over the weekend with Kyle Larson and Dale Blaney using KSE Racing Products to each pick up wins on the slick surfaces offered to them.

During ASCS action, Brad Loyet, Sam Haferetepe, and Jonathan Cornell each used their KSE Racing products to score top honors at various tracks.

Other drivers and teams to pick up wins with KSE Racing Products include Tanner Thorson, Jerrod Hull, Greg Hodnett, Carl Bowser, Steve Buckwalter, Randy Hannagan, and Derek Hagar.

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

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

 

 

Soares 14th at Stockton Dirt

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to action with the King of the West Series, Jarrett Soares and his team made the trip to the Stockton Dirt Track to take part in the Jimmy Sills Classic and Soares would end his night with a 14th place finish.

“We timed in well, and then I just made too many mistakes in the feature event,” Jarrett Soares said.

Timing his American Tool & Mfg./C&H Veteran Enterprises/Performance Powder Coating backed No. 12 machine in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials, the Discovery Bay, CA driver would pick up a fourth place finish in his heat race.

Gridding the field from the sixth row for the 30-lap feature event on a slicked off Stockton Dirt Track surface, Soares would get out of shape on the fourth lap and it would result in the caution flag flying, forcing Soares to the rear of the field.

From the back of the pack, Soares was able to get his machine moving forward as he slowly picked up positions as he worked his way towards the Top-10. As Soares continued to work around the slick Stockton Dirt Track 3/8 facility, rubber would start going down on the lower part of the speedway.

Finding it with the rest of the field, Soares would find himself in the 14th spot as passing began less and less as the race drew to a close. Holding his spot, Soares would close the night out by taking the checkered flag in the 14th spot.

“I really have to thank Brian Sperry, and my dad for all they do for me,” Soares added. “If I could just stop making mistakes I think I could get us a Top-10 finish, and that’s really my goal for this weekend.”

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

ON TAP: Soares will be back in action with the King of the West Series on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday in Calistoga, CA.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-2

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Joey Saldana Second In Aberdeen, SD

PETERSEN MEDIA- A trio of Top-10’s over the weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series culminated with a hard fought second place finish in Aberdeen, SD for Joey Saldana and his Roth Motorsports team.

“It’s a tough series, so when you get knocked down it’s tough to get back up,” Joey Saldana said. “Sunday night it felt good to be on the podium, and hopefully we can build off of that this week. This was a really good effort, and I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for their continued support.”

Saldana would get his night started off in fine fashion as he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83 machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, ‘The Brownsburg Bullet’ would race his way to the win before a fifth place finish in the dash lined him up in the third row for the 35-lap A Main event.

When the green flag dropped on the feature, Saldana was able to move forward as he took over the third spot in the early part of the race before getting by Daryn Pittman for second on the 10th circuit.

As Saldana took over the runner up spot, Donny Schatz moved into the third spot and the duo would hook up in a very entertaining battle for the runner up spot amidst dense lapped traffic.

With the duo going back and forth lap after lap, Saldana would finally take the spot for good in the race’s closing laps. Once in the second spot, Saldana would have just a few laps to work on Shane Stewart who had built up a very healthy lead.

Able to cut into that lead, Saldana would close his week out with a second place finish.

“Sunday night you could really move around in turns one and two, but it started to clean off in three and four and that’s where things got challenging,” Saldana added. “Overall it was a really good effort for our team, and hopefully we can keep progressing.”

Saldana and company would be in action at the Granite City Speedway last Wednesday night where the Brownsburg, IN driver would finish in the 10th spot before a ninth place finish at the River Cities Speedway.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Joey and the Roth Motorsports team will rbe at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE tonight, the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN on Friday night, and at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI on Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-46, Wins-3, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-34.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and stay connected with Joey by following him on Twitter @JoeySaldana.

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NOW $2,500/win and $400/start SPRINT CAR BANDITS at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY 6/25!

Mesquite, TX (6/22/16) by DarinShort.com. Gen-Tech proudly serves many locations in Texas with mobile and drive-up generator repair service and sales, and today, the Sprint Car Bandits series is pleased to announce that Gen-Tech is supporting this Saturday night's (June 25) event at LoneStar Speedway - which will now pay $2,500 to win...and pays all the way down to $400 (for 21st)!

To find a Gen-Tech service center nearest you, click www.FixYourGenerator.com and in no time you can get your generator back in tip-top operating condition...or get a great price on a new unit.

REMINDER Sprint Car Teams: you must be registered with the Sprint Car Bandits prior to 6/25 (race day). Click www.SprintCarBandits.com then go to the 'drivers' tab, and you'll be all set up in about a minute. Otherwise there is a $300 at-track Series registration fee. Free series registration runs through 6/24.

In the interest of time, we wanted to get this update out immediately, for complete previously released event information, please continue reading below:

SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES & PALM HARBOR HOMES NIGHT at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY - JUNE 25!

Kilgore, TX (6/20/16) by DarinShort.com. On the heels of a very exciting and successful opening event June 11th, the Milestone Electric Sprint Car Bandits Series (SCB), are now poised to invade the 1/3 mile high-banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on Saturday June 25th during Palm Harbor Homes night. An excellent sprint car purse of OVER $13,000 is posted, and a great field of sprint car drivers from throughout the region can be expected...and nearly $23,000 total will be distributed in purse money to all divisions racing that night.

The SCB has added NOW $3,740 in cash to the Series base purse structure - at no added cost to the racers, fans or the track. And race fans can visit the Palm Harbor Homes display behind the grandstands to win prizes, spin the prize wheel & visit with the Palm Harbor Homes reps about their latest offerings in their industry leading modular homes.

Here is the complete SCB payback for LoneStar Speedway A-feature, 25 laps: NOW $2,500 to win - $1,200 - $1,000 - $700 - $600 - $450 - $420 - $415 - $410 - $405 - $400...to start. Any non-qualifier or non-starter will receive $100.

Joining the SCB on Saturday, June 25th at LoneStar Speedway will be a complete program for the high-powered LSS Modifieds ($1,000/win), Factory Stocks ($300/win), Limited Modifieds ($500/win); plus FWD 4-Cylinders will round up the 5-division racing program. Rules and complete payback by division are posted at the LSS website under 'resources.'

Adult tickets (ages 12-64) to this huge event are just $15! Kids ages 6-11 are $5 with Military/Seniors $13. Pit passes for this very special event are remaining at $30 for all ages.

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. Their web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and search for them on Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway Fan Page."

The pit area on June 25th opens by 4pm with the main grandstand opening at 6pm, draw cutoff at 7pm, hot laps at 7:30pm and racing at 8pm. Series promoter Steve Lang comments: "We had lost some events to rain this season, so we're taking those sponsor dollars and applying them to our June events, as we did this past Saturday at Superbowl Speedway. Our series really doesn't have much overhead, so we can truly make effective use of the sponsor funds that we've received...and there's no better use of those funds than to pass them along in the form of increased competitor purses."

Lang continues: "Plus, Darin Short is adding to that by unveiling his 'Free Pass to the Feature' award, which is really unique, simple and exciting." Here's how the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature works:

-Any SCB driver that finishes outside of a transfer spot to the A-feature (after the B-feature) will have their names thrown in a hat, and the drivers name that gets pulled out will forgo their "$100 Non-qualifier status" and become the 21st starter in the feature race - and in this case - it pays $400 to start!

-Eligible drivers must finish the B-feature to be considered for drawing. (In other words, let's say 9 cars finish the B-feature, and the first 4 transfer to the A. That means those 5 drivers are normally done for the night. However, with this award, drivers finishing in 5th through 9th in the B-feature will be eligible drivers for the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature award.)

Race fans can expect a great mix of young and veteran drivers competing with the Sprint Car Bandits. The following 61 drivers have submitted their SCB driver registration confirming their intent to compete in the series in 2016:

Austin Mundie, Blake Mallory, Brad Queen, Brad Welborn, Brandie Jass, Brandon Corn, Brandon Long, Bruce Griffith (car owner) Bryson Oeschger, Chad Wilson, Chance McCrary, Charlie McDonald, Chase Brewer, Chase Parson, Chris Douglas, Chris Kelly, Claud Estes III, Cody Whitworth, Colby Estes, Colby Hudspeth, Colton Goodwin, Dale Wester, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Woods, Ed Keaton, Gary Floyd, Jerry Bell, Jason Howell, Joe Wood Jr, John James (car owner), John Carney II, John Kelly, Johnny Miller, Junior Jenkins, Justin Fifield, Justin Melton, Justin Zimmerman, Kevin Barksdale, Koby Barksdale, Kyle Jones, Larry Howery, Larry Long, Logan Payne, Marcus Thomas, Mark Huddleston, Mark Rogers, Michael Kostic, Michael Lang, Michelle Melton, Payton Williams, Raven Culp, Robert Byrom, Robert Vetter, Rodney Henderson, Russ Fletcher, Ryan Hall, Ryan Padgett, Shawn Mize, Sterling Hoff, Steve Elliott, Tucker Doughty and Tyson Hall.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Milestone Electric, B-Tactical, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, MalloryPrint.com and Palm Harbor Homes - and with each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets. The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 61 have already submitted their registration information to the SCB, indicating their intent to compete with the series in 2016. Series rules are posted at the link below.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the brand new event flyer for LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, June 25th.

You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits and on Twitter by searching 'Sprint Car Bandits'.

As of the time of writing, here's the latest official SCB event schedule - and note that there are some new dates still in negotiation, which will be released when officially booked.

Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Dates Schedule, as of 6/22/16:

March 12 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (rained out) April 16 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX (rained out, postponed to 4/23) April 23 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX (rained out) April 29 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX (rained out) June 11 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Michael Lang) June 25 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,500/win and $400/start July 2 - 85 Speedway Ennis, TX (plus Fireworks) July 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX July 15 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX July 30 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX August 13 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX September 17 - East Texas Speedway, Petty, TX

Race teams, reminder: If you are a race team that intends on racing with the SCB this season, take a moment to go to the series website and register your team by June 24th - it's free. It takes just a moment to do, and is mandatory to complete a day prior to competing in order to avoid paying an $300 at-track registration fee, as the SCB is not a 'just show up and race' series.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is dedicated to help bringing back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them.

Thank you to the drivers, area racetracks and sponsors for their strong support of this new series. We're looking forward to having another great night of racing when the Sprint Car Bandits series takes on the high banks of LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, June 25th!

 

 

Netto Picks Up KWS Top-10 at Jimmy Sills Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Picking back up with the King of the West Series after an idle week, DJ Netto would score a seventh place finish as the series invaded the Stockton Dirt Track for the inaugural Jimmy Sills Classic.

“We had a pretty good night going, and were able to get into the dash but we had some problems, and ended up starting in the fourth row of the feature,” Netto said. “In the main we got to battling up front, but the rubber started going down and we ended up getting in line in the seventh spot.”

With 20 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night, the Hanford, CA driver got his night opened up by timing is Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance No. 88n machine in 11th fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the former Rebel Cup Champion would race his way to the win and cement himself a spot into the nightly dash. Finding himself on the front row of the six-lap dash, Netto would see issues relegate him back to the eighth spot where he would line up for the 30-lap feature event.

A slick surface greeted teams on this night, and when the green flag dropped Netto would find himself battling with the likes of Kyle Hirst and Justin Sanders in the early goings of the race.

Hanging inside the Top-10 as the laps clicked off, rubber would soon start going down on the 3/8 mile facility. With drivers starting to find the rubber passing would slow down and the action would soon become nearly single file. Getting in line in the seventh spot, Netto would ride out the duration of the race there.

“It was a pretty good night for our race team, and again we had a really good car,” Netto said. “I am looking forward to getting to the Ocean Speedway this Friday night and hopefully defend our win from last year, and Calistoga on Saturday should be fun. My guys are continuing to work so hard, and I would love to get them in victory lane this weekend.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Kaeding Performance, Shell Rotella T6, and Van De Pol Enterprises for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Netto will meet back up with the King of the West Series this Friday night at the Ocean Speedway and on Saturday night at the Calistoga Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Podium Run in Eldon Highlights Strong Weekend!

 (Bill W) June 22, 2016 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team turned in a trio of strong performances last week. A podium finish in Sprint Invaders action at the “Super Half-mile” Eldon Raceway on Friday highlighted the weekend. The West Burlington, Iowa driver also pulled double duty at Knoxville Saturday, finishing seventh and 13th in those features. Tonight finds the team with the Sprint Invaders at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines. They will be competing again with the NSL at Knoxville on Saturday.

Josh would start outside row one of his heat at Eldon Friday. “We drew well for a change,” he says. “We were able to kind of cruise to the win there. It’s kind of a neat old fairgrounds. I hadn’t personally been there. It was definitely exciting to start with a heat win.”

The format would see two sets of heats, with the finish of the first round being inverted. That put Josh outside row four. “That format is kind of cool,” he says. “I enjoyed the opportunity to be able to race and improve my position. We were able to come up to fourth, and we were definitely better than that. It took us a little extra time to get by a couple of cars.”

After a fourth place run in the Dash, he would line up in row two for the feature. “We fell back to fourth or fifth early on,” says Josh. “We didn’t get a good start on the bottom. We were able to work up to third. We reeled Jarrod (Schneiderman) in for second, and he spun out. We didn’t need that caution. It was unfortunate for Jarrod too. He was running well.”

It took a while for Josh to get the heat back in his tires. “We went with the H12, which was a little harder compound than most people,” he says. “We tried that, and on the restarts it just killed us. The wily old legend (John Schulz) was able to get by us for second there. He got going really well on the top there and he was able to sneak by us and get a win. All in all, I was happy to see him win. If you can’t win, you’d like to see your uncle or your brother up there.”

The third place finish at Eldon set up double duty in both the 410 and the 360 at Knoxville Saturday. “The car felt good hot lapping,” says Josh of his 410. “We ended up drawing a higher number for qualifying. Some guys early were setting down good laps on the bottom. I thought that may be the place to go. After time trials, they told me Kerry (Madsen) set quick time on the top. It was one of those times where I should have seen what there was up top.”

The 22nd quickest time overall put Josh in the back of his heat. “I like the NSL format with the points,” he says. “It takes a little emphasis off of qualifying and on to the racing in the heats. We had a nice heat race going. We had some fortunate luck with a couple cars falling out, but I made a bad read on a restart and lost those spots back (finishing seventh).”

With only four cars transferring from the B, Josh surged from sixth to finish third. “We were extremely nice in the B,” he says. “I was excited for that. Running both classes, I was pretty worn out when the feature came along. When the lights went out at the start of the feature, I was kind of happy to get a little break and some water.”

He would move up from the back row and finish 13th. “We were really nice in the feature,” says Josh. “We were up to tenth or eleventh, and I made a mistake down in turn four. I hit the berm pretty hard. That allowed (Lynton) Jeffrey to get away from us, and Davey (Heskin) to get back by us. We ended up 13th, and overall, we were really happy. The car is heading in the right direction.”

The team kept busy with the 360 Saturday too. “We knew going in that we are running 2004 technology with the 360,” says Josh. “We don’t have the motor to compete up front. The track got slick early, which did fall into our hands a little bit. Qualifying was o.k. (17th) and we had a good run in the heat (third).” Starting 12th in the main event, Josh would drive to a seventh place finish, good enough to be the hard-charger. “We marched up through there several positions,” he says. “We really could have used a yellow late in the race. I don’t think we even had a caution (the last 14 laps were non-stop). I think we had something as far as getting in the top five, but a seventh there was nothing to be ashamed about.”

Josh was happy with the efforts. “We had a good weekend overall,” he says. “All three races, Eldon and the two at Knoxville went pretty well. We’re excited to get to Des Moines tonight with the Sprint Invaders and back with the NSL at Knoxville Saturday.”

Catch Josh’s Interview on www.OpenWheel101.com!

Head over to www.OpenWheel101.com and catch the in depth interview with Josh and fellow driver Davey Heskin in the “Interviews” section!

Visit Josh at the Trailer!

Stop by the trailer at each race or contact Josh to purchase your Josh Schneiderman race apparel! Our 2016 t-shirt design is available in black, royal blue and heather gray for $25. We also have a limited selection of hoodies available!

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Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks and are honored to announce their partnerships with: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, MD Orthpaedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Land Pride, Matteson Marine, Norm's Koestner Electric, Grand Strand Salon, Gearhead for Gods, Man Stuff Ministries, J&J Auto Racing, Automotive Machine, Engler Injection, Hoosier, Weld Racing, Blackbird Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, and Mountain Dew Kick Start .

 

 

MIDWEST THUNDER: Gravel & Swindell Rack Up Top-5 Finishes Across Plains States

Duo heads to home track of Big Game Treestands and GoMuddy.com for Outlaw tilt


 

CARLISLE, PA. - June 22, 2016 -  The mercury in the thermometer is rising as the days get longer. With June winding down, the temperatures aren't the only thing on the rise.


 

The CJB Motorsports duo of David Gravel and Sammy Swindell are hitting on all cylinders as the racing season enters its busy season. The two, from Watertown, Conn. and Germantown, Tenn. respectively, collected three top-5's and five top-10's across the weekend spread.


 

Gravel was riding a streak of eight straight top-5's as he and his #5 team rolled into Granite City Speedway near Sauk Rapids, Minn. on Wednesday, June 15th. The event was delayed a day by heavy rains but, once the skies cleared, the facility hosted another excellent race.


 

"We got behind a little bit on the night in time trials," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "That's what makes these races so hard. You have to be on point all night long. We did really well in our heat race and drove forward. We went from 11th to 6th and just barely missed the top-5. We through something at it for the feature and the car really seemed to respond to it."


 

Gravel moved on to River Cities Speedway near Grand Forks, N.D. two nights later on Friday, June 17th for the first of two stops on the year at the high banked bullring. Mother nature once again played a role in the evening but, this time, it was only a same day delay. Once the track had dried out a bit, the racing action resumed. Gravel found quite a challenge as he pushed off for time trials.


 

"It was almost like racing two tracks," commented Gravel, who has an average time trial result of 8.3 in 2016. "Turns one and two had more sun light so they were a bit dry whereas three and four were in the shade a bit heavier. We had a really fun night there and we timed in well. That set us up for the front row of our heat race, which we one. In the feature, we were second or third all race long and kinda went back and forth with the position. On a restart, I got around Logan (Schuchart) and they got us into second for good. It was a great night for us to get another top-5."


 

The #5 team closed out their weekend with a stop at Brown County Speedway outside of Aberdeen, S. D. on Sunday, June 19th The visit, the first for the series in almost 30 years, was yet another test for Gravel.


 

"We got behind in time trials again," said Gravel. "We just had to fight through the night and we actually got our car pretty good for the feature. Most guys were running in the same spot and we were able to move around and really pick some cars off. We started 14th and ran up to sixth. That got us the KSE Hard Charger award for the night. It was a nice rebound for is for sure."


 

Gravels teammate, Sammy Swindell, was no slouch on the weekend either. Another rainout at the Jackson Motorplex sent the #1 team south to Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on Saturday, June 18th. Swindell and the team made some adjustments and the results spoke for themselves.


 

 "We found something during the week and made a decent sized change," said Swindell, driver of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. "The car is more free than it's been all year and we're now able to tighten it up without losing the front end. That's big for us. The balance is much better in our car. We timed in around 12th and transferred out of our heat race. We started 11th in the feature and just had a great drive in the feature. By the end of the 20 lap feature, we were within striking distance of fourth and third. We finished fifth but if there had been another five laps, I think we would have ended up even better."


 

Swindell wasn't done adding top-5's on the weekend. The veteran and his team made a jaunt to Mason City (Iowa) Motor Speedway the following night for a Fathers Day race at the large half-mile oval. The track, which hadn't hosted a winged sprint car race in nearly three decades, allowed Swindell another opportunity to drive to the front.


 

"I hadn't been there since 1975 or so," said Swindell of the track. "The added some banking and that made it pretty fun. We ran a setup similar to what we had at Knoxville and I think that helped with the long straights. We finished fourth in our heat race but we didn't get any passing points. Those are important for when it comes to lining up the feature with the National Sprint League. We rolled off seventh in the feature and drove through the field. I took my time and got up there near the front and had a battle with Ian (Madsen.) We had a few late race cautions that kept us from getting into traffic. It's really hard to pass cars out in the open and that's why we couldn't get around Danny (Lasoski) for the win. A second place still is a good finish, though."


 

Gravel and the #5 team now make a mid-week stop at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Neb. On Wednesday, June 22nd.   


 

"That first track is a lot of fun when its slick," said Gravel. "Looking forward to making the stop there."


 

From there, Gravel and Swindell will join up together to take on the Jackson Motorplex on Friday, June 24th. The race will have some added pressure as the facility is the home track for CJB partner Big Game Treestands and GoMuddy.com.

"Jackson is a big, fast track that I'm looking forward to running," said Gravel. "Tod Quiring is one of our biggest partners and that is a place that is his. We're really looking forward to having a great weekend and meeting with a lot of folks from Big Game (Treestands) and GoMuddy.com. Their support is top notch and we want to make sure we run really well for them."


 

"I'm hoping for a clear forecast," Swindell jokingly said after being rained out the past three weekends at the track. "Tod (Quiring) has done an amazing job with that track and I know he'll have several folks out and we want to do really well for them. I've always liked that track."


 

The following night, the teams will split as Gravel heads for Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway for the Jim Boyd Memorial and Swindell makes another trek to Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.


 

"Beaver Dam is about the perfect size track," said Gravel. "Those 3/8ths mile track really lend themselves to some great racing. It's going to be a heckuva trip overnight but we will be alright."


 

"I think we're still on a learning curve when it comes to Knoxville," said Swindell, who is looking for his second top-5 of the year at the famed half-mile. "We need some little breaks to go our way. Once we get those, I think our car has the speed to be very successful. I think we're going in the right direction."

 

CAR #5 2016 STATS:

Events: 43      

Quick Times: 1      

Wins:  3

Top-5's: 24 

Top-10's: 33

Heat Race Wins: 13

Dash Wins: 2                       

Average Time Trial: 8.2                  

Average A-main finish: 6.5            

Total Laps Led: 114

 

CAR #1 2016 STATS:

Events: 28        

Quick Times: 1      

Wins:  0

Top-5's: 6

Top-10's: 11

Heat Race Wins: 4

Dash Wins: 0                       

Average Time Trial: 12.1

Average A-main finish: 11.2             

Total Laps Led: 0   

 

UP NEXT:


 

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will make a stop at Greenwood, Neb. For the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday, June 22nd.


 

Gravel and Swindell will land at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex on Friday, June 24th. The following night, Gravel will race at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway for the Jim Boyd Memorial and Swindell will head to Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.


 

BOX SCORE: 


 

CAR #5:


 

Date

Track

Time Trial

Heat start 

Heat finish

Dash start

Dash finish

"A" start

"A" finish 

Laps Led

6/15/2016

Granite City

17

6

4

 

 

11

6

0

6/17/2016

River Cities 

8

2

1

3

4

4

2

0

6/19/2016

Brown County

6

6

5

 

 

14

6

0


CAR #1:
 

 

Date

Track

Time Trial

Heat start

Heat finish

"A" start

"A" finish 

Laps Led

6/18/2016

Knoxville

12

3

3

11

5

0

6/19/2016

Mason City

4

3

4

7

2

0


 

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.


 

DRIVER GEAR:

Check out the latest Sammy Swindell apparel and merchandise by visiting Sammy's official online store as well as the R&R Racewear superstore, the webs largest collection of dirt track racing apparel and merchandise. 


 

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.


 

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:

CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with drivers David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

 

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.


 

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking


 

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Blackbeard Ltd., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, TI22, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

QUEST FOR RECLAMATION: POSSE COMPETITORS BATTLE TO CLAIM PARTY AT THE PATH VICTORIES ON SUNDAY, JUNE 26

SPRING RUN, PA (June 22, 2016) – The kingpin of the Pennsylvania Posse clan of Sprint Car racers, Fred Rahmer, transitioned from full-time competitor to full-time promoter two years ago -- holding events at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pennsylvania.

Yet, despite Rahmer’s Posse allegiance, the greatest racers in Central Pennsylvania remain winless at ‘The Path.’

“These guys just can’t get it together enough to beat the outsiders,” Rahmer said of his cohorts. “It’s starting to feel like PA Posse versus the world.”

Outsiders Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Chad Kemenah of Findlay, Ohio have claimed Path Valley victories. While, last year’s Speedweek event was won by Stevie Smith of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma – a de facto Posse victory aboard a Rahmer-owned machine.

Gettysburg, PA’s Danny Dietrich and Dillsburg, PA’s Aaron Ott maintain the highest average finishing positions of all competitors at Path Valley and either could claim victory. Dietrich finished in the runner-up spot in 2015, with TJ Stutts, Lance Dewease, Brent Marks, Ott, Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Taylor and Greg Hodnett all finishing in the top-10.

The Pennsylvania Posse quest for reclamation begins on Sunday, June 26 for the Third Annual Party at the Path 40-lap Harry Fletcher Memorial event paying $6,600 to win, $1,000 for tenth and $400 to take the green flag.

Bonus money for competitors is plentiful with a $500 Eagle Evergreens Quick Time Bonus, heat race wins will be rewarded with a $300 bonus courtesy of individual heat race sponsors: Freedom Power Sports, Buck Rubs, Emory Transmissions, and Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Racers competing in all three Fred Rahmer Promotions/Path Valley Speedway events this season, will be eligible for a random drawing to win a trip to Las Vegas. Airfare and accommodations for two people for three-days/four-nights.

Party at the Path marks the third event of the legendary Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek, ironically enough it’s Rahmer that holds 30 Speedweek wins – the most of any other driver -- and 13 Speedweek Championships.

Also on the card is the popular 600cc Micro Sprints competing in a 25-lap event with $1,000 up for grabs. Micro Sprint heat races will offer an additional $100 to the winner.

600cc Micro Sprint competitor Perfect Attendance bonuses include random drawings for a XXX Micro Sprint Racing Chassis, a $500 Hyper Racing Gift Certificate, and a test session in one of Fred Rahmer’s RBR Racing 410 Sprint Cars. An additional test session will be awarded to the competitor that wins the season-long Micro Sprint Point Standings.

Race fans will be excited to hear that Leffler Energy, supporter of Fred Rahmer Promotions and RBR Racing, will offer up three flatscreen televisions to three lucky fans selected at random.

For the most excitement in all of Franklin County, Party at the Path provides a day chock-full of entertainment!

The event kicks off at 12 PM at Hammond’s Grove Picnic Area located at 19898 Hammond Road – approximate one mile from Path Valley Speedway. Fans will be treated to free food, games, give-a-ways and live music courtesy of popular rock band, Southern Edge. The RBR Racing Leffler Energy 410 Sprint Car will be on display, giving fans an intimate look at the powerful machines.

At 2 PM, Hammond’s Grove transforms into the ultimate display of power, as five-divisions of 1800 horsepower Mod Turbo Tractors competing in a Truck and Tractor Pull presented by Interstate Pullers. General admission Adult tickets for the Tractor Pull are $12 and Children 8-12 are $6.

The night concludes with the ever-exciting 410 Sprint Cars in the 40-Lap Harry Fletcher Tribute Race, as part of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. Also on the card, the 600cc Micro Sprints. General Admission tickets at Path Valley Speedway are $20 and children under 12 are admitted FREE! General Pit Access is $30.

A discount of $2 is available for fans attending both events. Fans can purchase General Admission wristbands at the Path Valley Speedway Park starting at noon and can display that wristband at Hammond’s Grove to receive their discount. Fans can also display their Tractor Pull Admission wristband at the Path Valley Speedway and receive the same discount.

A shuttle will be available to transport fans to Hammond’s Grove from Path Valley Speedway and back. Tickets for the Path Valley Speedway event will be available for purchase at the Hammond’s Grove pre-race party.

Competitors interested in participating can find entry forms and a full pay structure at www.fredrahmerpromotions.com

Fred Rahmer Promotions can be found online at www.fredrahmerpromotions.com, on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/fredrahmerpromotions, and on Twitter @RahmerRacing

Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers is available online at www.interstatepullers.com or www.facebook.com/interstatepullers

Path Valley Speedway Park Speedway Address: 17911 Dry Run Road, Spring Run, PA 17262 Speedway Phone: 717-349-7111 Fred Rahmer Promotions Address: 2131 North Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 Series E-Mail: info@fredrahmerpromotions.com Series Website: www.fredrahmerpromotions.com Speedway Website: www.pathvalley.com Twitter: @RahmerRacing Facebook: www.facebook.com/fredrahmerpromotions

2016 Fred Rahmer Promotions Events: Sunday, June 26 -- Path Valley Speedway 410 Sprint Cars & 600cc Winged Micro Sprints // Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek Sunday, August 28 -- Path Valley Speedway 410 Sprint Cars & 600cc Winged Micro Sprints

Previous Fred Rahmer Promotions 410 Winners: June 2014 – Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK April 2015 – Chad Kemenah, Findlay, OH June 2015 – Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK October 2015 – Rain May 2016 -- Rain

 

 

OPEN WHEEL RACING'S IRON MAN BRYAN CLAUSON CAPTURES 1ST CAREER ALL STAR WIN IN OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK AT SHARON; ANDY PROPER WINS 1ST IN MINI STOCKS

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 21, 2016 Sharon Speedway hosted round five of the 34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket for Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions along with the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks on a beautiful Tuesday evening. Bryan Clauson captured the Sprint Car victory, while Andy Proper brought down the curtain on the event capturing the Mini Stock special.

>From Indy Cars to Midgets to Silver Crown Cars to Sprint Cars winged and wingless, Bryan Clauson has done it all this year. He's raced all over the county as well as abroad in Australia and New Zealand. On Tuesday evening, Clauson was in Hartford, Ohio as his "Circular Insanity Tour" continued with his goal of competing in 200 races during 2016. And after 30 green flag laps, Clauson was able to add not only Sharon Speedway to his win list, but the All Star Circuit of Champions as well capturing his first career win with the Series worth $5,000. Clauson became the fifth different winner in as many nights in Ohio Speedweek.

"We were really good here last year," acknowledged the Noblesville, Indiana open wheel star. "I knew we had a good baseline to start with. These guys worked hard on it all night. Seems like we haven't put a whole night together but it's been a lot of fun learning these things. These guys just keep digging and working to get better every day. I certainly didn't expect to get a win during Ohio Speedweek so soon. I'm really proud of the guys behind me. They gave me a great race car. I just wanted to get out front and run as fast as I could. I'm glad to could put 30 (laps) together and get them a win during Ohio Speedweek."

Chad Kemenah took charge of the main event taking the lead from pole-sitter Caleb Griffith. Kemenah had a near straightaway lead when he caught lapped traffic on lap five; however, Griffith began chewing into the lead. Kemenah got sideways in turn four and Griffith got into the back of him sending both racers spinning. This handed the lead to fourth starting Clauson with Cap Henry to second as Dean Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, and Lee Jacobs filled out the top five.

Back under green, Larson took fifth from Jacobs on the restart. Three more laps were run until the second and final stoppage of the event occurred when Mike Bauer got upside down in turn three. He was okay. When racing resumed, ninth starting Larson continued moving forward taking fourth from Holtgraver. Meanwhile up front, Clauson had a straightaway lead built up when he entered traffic on lap 14. Clauson was able to maintain his advantage until he caught heavy traffic on lap 17 allowing Henry to close in.

Clauson though worked his way through the slower cars and was able to open his lead back up on lap 20, while Henry had his hands full with Dean Jacobs as Larson and Holtgraver closed in making it a four-car race for second. Holtgraver and Larson never let up on their battle since racing resumed on lap eight as Holtgraver regained the fourth position on lap 22.

Henry was able to close in again on Clauson with two laps to go, but it was too late as Clauson was too strong in the Matt Wood-owned, Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Elk Grove Ford-sponsored #17W as he became the 154th different driver to win a Sprint Car race in the history of the track. Henry's second was his career best finish at Sharon. Eighth starting Holtgraver, who has three career wins at Sharon, took third away from Dean Jacobs on lap 29. Last year's winner, Dale Blaney, who started 20th, made a great move on the final lap to pass both Larson and Dean Jacobs for fourth as Jacobs dropped to fifth.

Completing the top 10 were Larson, who continues to lead the Ohio Speedweek points, Tim Shaffer, Rico Abreu, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Lee Jacobs. Lee Jacobs set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.768 over the 51-car field, which was a season high for the All Stars. Dean Jacobs, Kemenah, Chris Andrews, Larson, and Holtgraver won the heat races. Josh Baughman captured the C main, while Kasey Kahne won the B main. Griffith was the dash winner to earn the feature pole starting spot. The All Stars return to Sharon on Saturday, July 9 for the $10,000 to-win "Lou Blaney Memorial".

Making just his second start of the season, Andy Proper was victorious in the 12-lap, $300 to-win special for the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Proper redeemed himself after breaking in the lead back on the April 16 opener, as he became the season's sixth different winner in seven races. "I really enjoy running here- the facility is top notch," expressed the 44-year-old Tidioute, Pa. driver. "I wish it was a little closer or I'd be down here a lot more, but when I get the opportunity I definitely come down."

Newcomer Jordan James went from fourth into the lead on the opening lap. James looked primed for his first career win in his first ever start at the track until losing a wheel with just two laps to go. That handed the lead to ninth starting Proper, who led the final two laps for his third career win in his Kunick Automotive/Pablo K20 Honda Performance/Phillips Auto Care-sponsored #17. Todd Hanlon was second as Steve Walker II, Isaac Paden, and newcomer Cole Susice rounded out the first five. Heat winners over the 18-car field were Paden and James.

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars (30 laps, $5,000 to-win): 1. BRYAN CLAUSON (Wood 17W) 2. Cap Henry (Coomer 21) 3. Danny Holtgraver (Grove 70) 4. Dale Blaney (CH Racing 1) 5. Dean Jacobs (Seeling 97) 6. Kyle Larson (Silva 57) 7. Tim Shaffer (Rudzik/Demyan 49) 8. Rico Abreu (24) 9. Sheldon Haudenschild (93) 10. Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81) 11. T.J. Michael (8M) 12. Stuart Brubaker (35) 13. Dave Blaney (Motter 71M) 14. Chris Andrews (Armbruster 73) 15. Kasey Kahne (4) 16. Caleb Griffith (Marshall 33M) 17. Caleb Helms (40) 18. Sean Zemunik (27z) 19. Brandon Spithaler (22) 20. Kraig Kinser (11K) 21. Bryan Sebetto (Chappel 8) 22. Dan Kuriger (08) 23. Mike Bauer (46) 24. Chad Kemenah (Hunter 10H) 25. Stuart Williams (46AU).

DNQ for the feature: Travis Philo (5T), Paul May (71M), Brandon Matus (13), Roger Campbell, Jr. (51), Jacob Wilson (07), Carson Macedo (Mintz 09X), Tayler Malsam (Rudeen 26), Josh Baughman (17), Dominic Scelzi (41X), Alex Paden (24), Gary Edwards (57), Andrew Palker (57X), Jimmy Morris III (4N), Cale Thomas (91), Brent Matus (33), Darren Pifer (23), Jason Dolick (D12), Eric L. Williams (4W), Brad Howard (49H), Andy Caruana (AUS96), George Hobaugh (40), Daniel Harding (12), Kory Crabtree (60), Carl Bowser (10), Danny Mumaw (16), Adam Kekich (5K).

Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks (15 laps, $300 to-win): 1. ANDY PROPER (17) 2. Todd Hanlon (7H) 3. Steve Walker II (4M) 4. Isaac Paden (24) 5. Cole Susice (98) 6. Bill Fuchs (10) 7. Logan Keney 8. Matt Rubright (X) 9. Jason Pavlick (00) 10. Jordan James (83) 11. Greg Geibel (13G) 12. Chris Leone (62) 13. Pat Drennan (24) 14. Joe Campbell (40c) 15. Summer Pitts (McCracken 64) 16. Ricky Feely (28) 17. Will Aley (Maxwell 6)-DNS 18. Josh Ehrenberg (571)-DNS.

Six-division "Steel Valley Thunder" racing returns this Saturday night, June 25 as the Lyden/Red Line Oil RUSH Sportsman Modifieds compete in a $600 to-win Bicknell Touring Series event for their "Manufacturers Night". The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks will also be on the card. Pits open at 4 p.m., grandstands at 5, and racing at 7.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

NCRA Sprints at 81 PPD Sets Stage for Huge July Slate!

Park City, Kansas – June 21, 2016 - The National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car event scheduled for Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City has been postponed by rain. This event will be made up on Saturday night, July 9.

This rescheduled event will make three straight July weekends the tour will be in action and will set the stage for the final four events in the two months of September and October to see who will be crowned 2016 tour champion.

The next scheduled event for the NCRA sprint car series will be on Friday and Saturday night, July 1-2, at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas for the tracks annual “Boothill Showdown/Steve King Memorial” that will pay the tours standard $1500 to win and $250 to start on Friday night. On championship Saturday night the winner of the night’s feature finale will earn $10,000 while just starting the twenty-four car feature gets $500. All non-transfers receive $150.

The Saturday night, July 9, make up event at 81 Speedway will then be held before it will be off to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas for the famed 60th Hutchinson Grand Nationals on Friday and Saturday night, July 15-16. Friday night’s dash qualifier will pay $1000 to win and $200 to start while Hutchinson Grand Nationals Championship Saturday night feature winner will take home $3000 with all drivers making the feature finale taking home $400.

More details on the annual “Boothill Showdown/Steve King Memorial” at Dodge City Raceway Park can be found on the tracks official website www.dodgecityraceway.com and the 60th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals at the Kansas State Fairgrounds on the events official facebook page: Hutchinson Grand Nationals Auto Races.

To learn more about the NCRA, check out their official website www.racencra.com, call the speedway office (316) 755-1781 or visit their facebook page: Race 81 Speedway.

 

 

HILL'S RACING TEAM: SCHOOL COMES FIRST!

By Tommy Goudge (June 22, 2016) Six Nations, Ontario - Alex Hill has had a busy season racing all over North America, but the 16 year old will stick close to home this weekend in order to focus on her final exams. Alex will race at her home track at Ohsweken Speedway this Friday, while the rest of her weekend schedule has yet to be determined.

Alex has run her #77x Sprint Car 23 times in 2016, and seen another 11 races rained out. Her most recent races took place last weekend, with a start at Ohsweken on Friday, followed by a Saturday visit to Waynesfield, Ohio against the National Racing Alliance.

Alex advanced from 4th to 2nd in her heat race on Friday at Ohsweken. She drew the 5th starting position for the A-Feature, but eventually fell back to finish 17th.

Saturday's heat race at Waynesfield found Alex finishing 7th in her heat race, which gave her the 21st starting spot for the A-Feature. She advanced to pass teammate Cory Turner and finish 15th.

Summer officially started this week, and Alex's schedule will heat up once her exams are finished.

HILL'S TEAMMATES -Cory Turner started 1st and finished 3rd in the A-Feature on Friday night at Ohsweken. The result helped him advance to 4th in the Ohsweken points standings with his #97. He then traveled to Waynesfield on Saturday, where he recorded a 16th place finish in his first start at that track.

-Dain Naida drove from 13th to finish 6th on Friday at Ohsweken, and followed that with a runner-up finish with the Southern Ontario Sprints tour at Brighton Speedway on Saturday. Dain is still 3rd in the Ohsweken championship standings with his #17x, and holds 6th in the SOS standings.

-Shone Evans and Jerry Hill continued their rookie campaigns in Ohsweken's Crate Sprint Car division on Friday. Evans crossed the finish line where he started in 10th, while Hill came home 9th after starting 15th. Evans has his #87x sitting 7th in the points standings, while Hill's #49h is 9th.

-Steve Hess started 12th and ended up 15th in the Thunder Stock A-Feature at Ohsweken on Friday. Steve currently has his #777x sitting 8th in the points standings.

LINKS Website: www.HillsRacingTeam.com Twitter: @HillsRacingTeam Facebook: search "Hill's Racing Team" Instagram: www.instagram.com/HILLSRACING

HILL'S HELPERS The Hill's Racing Team would like to thank Iroquois Hereford Farms, Townline Variety, BMO Bank of Montreal, Tony Stewart Racing, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Service, Ackland Insurance, M-One, Davis Fuels, and Engine Pro Racing. Visit www.HillsRacingTeam.com to find out how you can join the team!

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING: MORE TOP FIVES & HAVARD'S BACK!

by Tommy Goudge (June 22, 2016) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan recorded several good results last Friday and Saturday with their Sprint Cars. They have another doubleheader on their schedule this weekend, and will also welcome back a teammate.

Friday found all three Turners racing at Ohsweken Speedway. Cory won his heat race with his Hill's Racing #97 and drew the pole position for the A-Feature, while Jamie finished 3rd in his heat race with his Insta-Panels #11 and drew 3rd for the A-Feature. Ryan admitted to making a "driver error" with his Aces Bar & Grill #91 in his heat race, which gave him the 17th starting spot for the A-Feature.

Cory fell back to 3rd early in the 20 lap A-Feature before regaining the 2nd position from Dave Dykstra on lap 7. He maintained his position until Glenn Styres stole the runner-up spot with 2 laps remaining, but Cory was able to come home with a podium finish.

Jamie also fell back early in the race, eventually racing for the 8th position with Jake Brown. He was running 9th when Dykstra had problems on the last lap, allowing Jamie to cross the finish line back in 8th.

Ryan charged through the field when the green flag dropped, and got into 5th just before the halfway mark. He ran in the 6th spot for the remainder of the race, but took the checkered flag in 5th thanks to Dykstra's problem.

"Since we were starting way back in the pack, we tried some different things on the car and it seemed to work," Ryan noted. "We were fast early on, but started to lose side bite late in the race. Very happy with our run in the A tonight!"

Cory traveled to Waynesfield, Ohio on Saturday for a National Racing Alliance event with Hill's Racing teammate Alex Hill on Saturday, while Jamie and Ryan went in the opposite direction to compete with the Southern Ontario Sprints tour at Brighton Speedway.

Cory advanced from 5th to race for the 2nd spot in his heat race but ended up back in 5th at the finish, which landed him 15th to start his first A-Feature at Waynesfield. He was able to maintain his position for most of the race until teammate Hill got by, and he settled for 16th.

Both Jamie and Ryan advanced in their heat races, as Ryan took 4th and Jamie 3rd. Jamie started 2nd in the A-Feature and led early in the race until eventual winner Mitch Brown got by him in traffic. Jamie eventually took a 3rd place finish, while Ryan advanced from 8th to chase Jamie to the checkered flag in 4th.

"The cushion hung on all race, making the top the place to be" Ryan observed. "Different from what we usually see at Brighton. (We're) happy with how the cars went tonight, but need to find a little more speed."

The team has a doubleheader weekend on tap with a Friday race at Ohsweken, followed by Saturday's Gary Cunningham Memorial for the Empire Super Sprints tour at Merrittville Speedway. They will also welcome back their friend and teammate Havard Daniels, who has returned from his native New Zealand to spend part of the summer racing with Team Turner in Canada.

Jamie continues to lead the SOS championship standings, with Ryan 14 points behind him in 2nd. Cory is 4th in the Ohsweken championship standings, while Ryan is 6th, and Jamie is 10th.

UP NEXT Friday, June 24 - Ohsweken Speedway, Ohsweken ON (Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars) Saturday, June 25 - Merrittville Speedway, Thorold ON (ESS 360 Sprint Cars)

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 9 Races | 0 Wins | 5 Top Fives | 7 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 9 Races | 0 Wins | 7 Top Fives | 7 Top Tens -#97 Cory Turner: 11 Races | 0 Wins | 4 Top Fives | 7 Top Tens

LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 and @CTMotorsports_ Facebook: search "Team Turner Racing" and "Cory Turner Motorsports" YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

MAILING LIST Send an e-mail to tgoudgecommunications@gmail.com with "Turner" in the subject line to get on the Team Turner Racing mailing list.

TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank KT Tobacco, Aces Bar & Grill, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Champion Brands Canada, Hauser's Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan's Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, and ImageFactor.ca

 

 

Cross-Country Domination Bowser Doubles Up, J&J Auto Racing Nabs 15 Victories In Three Days

McKenzie, Tenn. (June 22, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing teams steamrolled the competition last week, as they nabbed a stunning 15 victories from coast to coast in just three days. The McKenzie, Tenn., based chassis manufacturer’s brand took the checkered flag at 15 different facilities from as far west as Oregon and as far east as New York. The Midwest and southern regions of the country didn’t go unconquered either, as J&J Auto Racing teams also captured victories as far south as Alabama and as far north as Michigan.

The widespread and far-reaching effort by those teams utilizing J&J Auto Racing chassis didn’t escape brand principal and steadfast leader, Jack Elam.

“Wow, what a week for those teams,” said Elam, who has been dedicated to building safe and innovative sprint car chassis for over 40 years. “To have the privilege of such a broad reach of talent across so many different series running our cars is truly an honor for the entire J&J Auto Racing staff. We can’t thank those drivers, teams and sponsors that make racing possible every week enough. Without all of them, as well as the fans that make the trip to the track each week, our successes wouldn’t be possible.”

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team wins and finishes for June 16 – June 18, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES FINISH

6/16/16 Bryan Clauson Creek County Speedway/OK ASCS National Series 1st Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3rd

6/17/16 Josh Weller Big Diamond Speedway/PA URC 360 Sprint Series 1st Robbie Stillwaggon 5th

6/17/16 Jared Zimbardi Outlaw Speedway/NY Patriot Sprint Tour 1st Dane Lorenc 5th

6/17/16 Donny Schatz River Cities Speedway/ND World of Outlaws 1st Craftsman Sprint Series

6/17/16 Joe Ramaker Electric City Speedway/MT ASCS Frontier Region 1st David Hoiness, Jr. 6th

6/17/16 Chip Graham RPM Speedway/TX IMCA Racesaver 305 Series 1st

6/17/16 Carl Bowser Lernerville Speedway/PA DIRTcar Sprints 1st

6/17/16 Ben Woods Iowa State Fair Speedway/IA Weekly Sprint Car Division 1st Tyler Drueke 5th

6/18/16 Derek Hagar E.Alabama Motor Speedway/AL USCS Sprint Car Series 1st Eric Riggins 2nd Marshall Skinner 3rd Terry Gray 4th Morgan Turpen 6th Lance Moss 7th

6/18/16 Carl Bowser Pittsburgh Motor Speedway/PA Weekly Sprint Car Division 1st

6/18/16 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Lucas Oil Speedway/MO ASCS National Series 1st **Speedweek Champion

6/18/16 Trey Starks Cottage Grove Speedway/OR Weekly Sprint Car Division 1st

6/18/16 Brian Smith Merritt Speedway/MI Sprints on Dirt Series 1st Thomas Schinderle 2nd Dan McCarron 3rd

6/18/16 David Hoiness, Jr. Electric City Speedway/MT SCS Frontier Region 1st Joe Ramaker 2nd

6/18/16 Shelby Bilton Butler Motor Speedway/MI Weekly 410 Division 1st

ABOUT J&J AUTO RACING – McKENZIE, TN

For more than 40 years, J&J Auto Racing has been a leader in racecar chassis manufacturing. With intricate attention to detail and a willingness to provide chassis to the consumer’s specifications, J&J has taken its place as a leader in Sprint car racing innovation and safety. Founded and headed by Jack and Bonnie Elam, J&J Auto Racing is based in McKenzie, Tenn. For more information regarding J&J Auto Racing, please visit www.jandjautoracing.com or follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JJ-Auto-Racing-199865997589/.

 

 

Clauson’s Circular Insanity Tour at a Fever Pitch

Lonnie Wheatley, HARTFORD, Ohio (June 22, 2016) – “Circular Insanity” is in full force. And it will continue to be at a feverish rate over the coming summer weeks for Bryan Clauson.

An “Eastern Storm” title along with first career wins with the ASCS National Tour last week and then the All Star Circuit of Champions last night are among the latest items that Clauson has checked off his “to-do list”.

A total of 17 races for Clauson over the 15-day period from June 7 to June 21 has pushed the season total to 86 races in the pursuit of 200 races for the calendar year. Those 16 races have netted another half dozen wins as well to run the season total to 24 wins. And it’s not even the midway point yet.

Coming off his third USAC Indiana Midget Week title, Clauson stormed eastward in the Dooling & Hayward-owned Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 63 Non-Wing Sprint Car and picked off three wins to capture the USAC Sprint Car “Eastern Storm” title.

Mixing in a rousing Silver Crown run from 16th to second while on the Eastern tour, Clauson returned to the central part of the nation where he picked off his first career ASCS National Tour win during Speedweek action in Oklahoma and then nabbed win number 23 two nights later with a hard-earned USAC Midget “40 for Shorty” triumph at the fabled “Ditch” in West Memphis, AR.

Add on win number 24 on Tuesday night at Ohio’s Sharon Speedway, where Clauson added an All Star Speedweek win to the previous week’s ASCS Speedweek win. After another night of Ohio action, Clauson will shift back to central PA where he will look to add a Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek win to the “Circular Insanity” collection.

The most recent in “Circular Insanity”…

Race 70

Fresh off winning USAC’s Indiana Midget Week title, Bryan Clauson kicked off the USAC Sprint Car “Eastern Storm” by driving the Dooling & Hayward-owned Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 63 Non-Wing Sprint Car to victory lane at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA, on Tuesday night, June 7.

“Got a good start with quick time. We didn’t get through our heat race and ran the “B” Main, but sometimes that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We learned some stuff and put it to good use for the feature. It was really a fun race, it was three and four-wide for the lead at times, we were able to make the right moves and get out front. Picked the right lanes late and held ‘em off. Eastern Storm has historically been a pretty good trip for me, with five or six straight nights of racing it’s important to get off on the right foot.”

Race 71

USAC’s Eastern Storm shifted to Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, June 8, where Clauson stormed to victory lane for the second night in a row and 20th time of the season.

“We qualified fifth, then got through the heat race and started third. We kind of just settled in, fell back to fourth early and then maneuvered through there. We stalked Chase (Stockon) for a little while, then we got a run off of four and slid him without about five to go and then set sail from there.”

Race 72

The June 8 card offered up a double with a makeup feature from two years ago. With an invert from the first feature setting the lineup, Clauson worked his way to 13th after starting 19th.

“It was right around the bottom for the makeup feature. We got to 12th or 13th or so and got caught up in an incident and went to the back then got back to about 13th.”

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USAC’s “Eastern Storm” continued on Thursday night, June 9, at New Jersey’s New Egypt Speedway with Clauson landing on the podium once again with a third place finish.

“We got off to another good start again with quick time. We started sixth in the “A”, we had a pretty good car but probably a little too tight, we needed it to be a 40-lapper. We came on strong the last five or eight laps, it was just a little too late.”

Race 74

A double dip followed at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, June 10, with Clauson jumping into the Heffner Racing No. 27 Midget for a night of ARDC action that ended prematurely with a cut tire.

“With the handicap process for not being a member, we started seventh in the heat and ran third. We started eighth in the feature, we actually had a pretty good start getting by a couple of guys. We ended up having a tire issue, we exploded a right rear tire and didn’t have enough time to get it changed.”

Race 75

The Williams Grove nightcap featured the return of USAC Silver Crown cars to the storied ½-mile with Clauson rallying from the 16th starting positon to claim a runner-up finish aboard the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/ Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant and Hospitality Group No. 6 Silver Crown car.

“I had a little trouble in qualifying so we had to start 16th. We were able to get going early on and make some moves and get ourselves in position there late to make a run at Chris (Windom). I was a little too far back with ten to go, but we got there with two to go and made a couple of runs and he just did a good job cutting us off.”

Race 76

Eastern Storm action resumed on Saturday night, June 11, at Central PA’s Port Royal Speedway with Clauson adding his third win of the tour aboard the Dooling & Hayward-owned Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 63 Non-Wing Sprint Car

“We didn’t qualify very well at 11th, that’s where we started in the feature. We threw the toolbox at it for the feature. Early on I think we fell back to 15th, we kept working at it and got up to about fourth and had a guy fall out then got a restart. Then we were able to get around Brady (Bacon) for the lead and hold onto it. It’s a place that I’ve struggled at over the years, so to get a win was unexpected and pretty cool.”

Race 77

The Eastern trip ended with another double dip on Sunday night, June 12, at Susquehanna Speedway Park where another night of ARDC competition in the Heffner Racing No. 27 Midget netted a seventh-place finish.

“We finished second in the heat and stared seventh in the feature. I got to second and popped another tire with five to go.”

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The “Eastern Storm” ended with a rare DNF in the non-wing Sprint Car, but Clauson had already built up enough of a lead to come away with the Tour title.

“We were quick time then got through our heat race. We got a good start in the feature, got to third early on and felt like we were in a pretty good position but then we had an engine failure. We did enough throughout the week to give ourselves enough cushion to fall out and still win the overall week, which is nice. Obviously, anytime you can string together a run like that, it’s pretty cool.”

Race 79

After a couple of days off, Clauson shifted gears by getting back into winged action aboard Matt Wood’s Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car for a couple of nights of ASCS Speedweek competition. Following a Tuesday night rainout at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Clauson was marching forward in the Wednesday night, June 15, feature event at Oklahoma’s Lawton Speedway only to have the run derailed by a flattened right rear tire.

“We started front row outside of the heat and got the win which got us in the redraw, and we pulled the five. We got going pretty good early, I was making a move for second and had a red flag. Then under the red we had a flat right rear. We changed it and went back out and had another flat right rear, it turned out it was a bleeder issue.”

Race 80

ASCS Speedweek action shifted to Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK, on Thursday night, June 16, where Clauson added his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph to the ledger by wiring the field for his 22nd overall win of the year.

“It got off to a good start winning our heat from sixth which put us high points going into the qualifiers, and then had another good run going sixth to second. The car was working really good, we were able to move around a little in the qualifier to see what we were going to need to do for the feature. I kind of learned from the first time we were there to get to the top as fast as I could. I was able to do that and get out front and caught a couple of yellows to keep us in clean air and got the win.”

Race 81

With his first ASCS win in the books, it was off to West Memphis, AR, for a pair of USAC Midget nights at Riverside International Speedway that also included some winged 360-ci action on Friday night, June 17. Midgets were up first with Clauson sidelined by engine problems.

“We qualified fourth then ran third in the heat. We started third in the feature but ended up blowing up running fourth.”

Race 82

The Friday double at “The Ditch” wrapped up with Clauson’s third consecutive night of winged 360-ci competition netting a runner-up finish.

“We were able to win our heat from the outside front row and that put us starting third in the feature. I actually struggled the first few laps and fell back to ninth. We were able to work our way back up to second. We were pretty strong at the end, I was hoping to catch a caution and have a run at (Tim) Crawley but we didn’t get it. Just a little too good, too late to make up the ground we gave up early on, but overall it was a solid comeback.”

Race 83

Clauson and the Dooling Machine/Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 63 Midget team bounced back in supreme fashion at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday night, June 18. After a blown engine the previous night, the team’s hard work paid off with win number 23 on the season.

“That will probably be one of the more memorable things on the tour. It was a crazy day, a lot of people put a lot of effort into just getting us on the track that day. We didn’t really qualify the greatest but we were able to get it dialed in for the feature where we started ninth. We were able to kind of work the bottom where nobody was for a long time and got ourselves in a position to win. It was pretty cool to be able to do that with everything that went into getting on track that day and having my dad and Tyler back on the Midget side that night was a lot of fun.”

Race 84

Another shift in action took place on Sunday, June 19, with Clauson and the Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car team making the trek to Ohio for the All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Findlay’s Millstream Speedway. The Sunday outing was one to erase from the memory banks as quick as possible.

“We weren’t very good all night. We didn’t qualify very good, we were okay but not good enough to overcome the hole that we dug.”

Race 85

Ohio Sprint Speedweek action continued Monday night at Orrville’s Wayne County Speedway where Clauson bounced back into feature action with the near 50-car field.

“We didn’t qualify very good either, eighth in our group but 11th overall. We were able to have a good heat race working the low side of the track to get to fourth. We had a solid start to the feature, we were running 11th or 12th and ended up losing brakes and pulling in.”

Race 86

Clauson hinted at it Tuesday night and then delivered his 24th triumph of the season by racing to victory lane in Ohio Sprint Speedweek action at Sharon Speedway.

“We were pretty strong here last year, so I feel like we have a pretty good chance at this tonight,” Clauson commented earlier in the day. “My guys worked hard on this thing all night. Sometimes we aren’t where we need to be every night, but we keep getting better and better. I just tried to get out front as fast as I could. I didn’t think I’d win a race during Ohio Speedweek, so this is pretty cool.”

2016 Circular Insanity Tour Quick Stats (Through Monday night, June 20): 86 races, 24 wins, 46 top-fives, 62 top-tens.

Up Next:

Wednesday – All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car)

Thursday – Susquehanna Speedway Park in York Haven, PA (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car)

Friday – Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek at Mechanicsburg’s Williams Grove Speedway (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car)

Saturday – Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek at Abbottstown’s Lincoln Speedway (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car)

Sunday – Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek at Spring Run’s Path Valley Speedway (Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w winged Sprint Car)

Keep Track: Keep track of Bryan Clauson’s 2016 Circular Insanity Tour at www.bryanclauson.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bryanclausonracing/?fref=ts and on Twitter at @bryanclausoninc.

If you would like Bryan Clauson “Circular Insanity Tour” 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.

 

 

BECHTELSVILLE CAR WASH ADDS MODIFIED CASH DASH TO THEIR NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY

18 FEATURE WINNERS SO FAR THIS SEASON, WILL SATURDAY PRODUCE MORE

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 22, 2016 . . . Two NASCAR divisions of racing will be in the spotlight this Saturday at Grandview Speedway along with Sprint cars when Bechtelsville Car Wash presents another tripleheader show of motorsports entertainment featuring the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, TSRS 305 Sprints and the Sportsman in action with racing starting at 7:30 p.m.

Added to the Saturday night show is a special Cash Dash event featuring the Modified qualifying heat winners racing for $300 posted by Bechtelsville Car Wash. There will also be prize money for others participating in the Cash Dash based on how many heat races are needed.

With 18 different feature winners already listed in the record book fans will be anxious to see if there are more new winners on Saturday night in the two NASCAR divisions.

Again this week the Low Down and Dirty Radio Meet & Greet will take place at the main gate area with TSRS driver Jon Haegele showing of his race car and greeting fans. In addition Sportsman racer Paul Houseknecht will be part of the fun.

Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with adults paying $18 and youngsters under 12 admitted free.

On Tuesday, June 28th, 7:30 p.m. the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week 410 Sprints will be featured along with the 358 Modifieds. Bryan Clauson, the standout USAC racer, winner of the June 7th USAC Sprint race at Grandview, will headline the action in a night of racing sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Coming up on Saturday, July 2nd Kory Fleming’s Sleepy Hollow Modified team will be giving youngsters a chance to win bicycles. This has become a tradition that is looked forward to by the children. At least 4 bikes will be given away to kids by luck of the draw from entry blanks filled out by the youngsters.

Racing on this night will include the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman with action sponsored by Whelen Engineering, a longtime supporter of NASCAR racing. Again racing will start at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free.

After being away from racing at Grandview for a while Chapman Ford, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Ram of Horsham, PA will return to sponsor the Firecracker 40 for BRC Late Models on Saturday July 9th. This is the biggest event of the season for the Late Models. In addition the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman will be racing and there will be FIREWORKS. Admission for this very special night will be $25 for adults and $5 for youngsters 6 thru 11. Under 6 are admitted free and active military with proper ID will also be admitted free.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. A full assortment of great concessions and novelty items are available. Free parking on the grounds. Fans are invited to the competition area after the events are completed to meet the racers. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Twitter@GrandviewSpeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedway along with Rainedout.com (for rainout information).

COMING EVENTS: Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. Bechtelsville Car Wash Night featuring T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and TSRS Sprint cars.

Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Series featuring PA Sprint Speed Week 410 Sprint cars and 358 Modifieds.

Saturday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. Whelen Engineering Night featuring T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.

Saturday, July 9, 7:30 p.m. Chapman Ford Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Horsham, PA Night featuring the BRC Late Models in Firecracker 40, T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman along with GREAT FIREWORKS SHOW

Thursday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. Super DIRTCAR Series Modifieds 19th Annual Traffic Jam Big Block 60-lap feature along with racing for the Sportsman stock cars.

 

 

Park Jefferson

This Saturday night will see the winged warriors of sprint cars return to Park Jefferson for the North vs. South Sprint Car Shootout to honor Mark Lloyd. The best drivers from Nebraska will come north to take on the top drivers from South Dakota plains as the Nebraska 360 sprints will be facing off against the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. A number of top drivers are expected to be on hand including Jack Dover, Lee Grosz Jr. and more.

All this great sprint car action will be added on top of the already superb IMCA weekly racing that has been happening this season at the Union County oval. This past weekend saw Todd Boulware hold off all bounty hunters and claim his third straight win of the season at Park Jefferson, and his 5th in 6 nights going back to the 2015 Iron Cup. Every division has seen some very exciting racing during the 2016 season and the action will only get hotter as all five divisions will be in action on Saturday.

This Saturday will also feature the Road to the Iron Cup for drivers in the J&J Stock Car division and the Schaeffer Oil Sport Modified division. The Road to the Iron Cup is a unique opportunity for drivers to race for an increase in purse of $100, with $50 going to a driver drawn from a hat in positions 1-5, $25 going to a driver drawn from positions 6-24, and a $25 hard charger award to the driver advancing the most positions on the night. In addition, every driver that competes in a heat race this week will receive a coupon of $20 off of registration for the Iron Cup.

Mark Lloyd lost his life to pancreatic cancer just last year, was an integral part of restoring racing to Park Jefferson family. Along with his boys Austin and Colin who both have worked at Park Jefferson, Mark helped with track prep and reconstruction of Park Jefferson.
Gates open for Saturday night at 5 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Racing will follow hot laps. Adult admission for this special event will be $17 with children 6-16 and seniors 70+ set at $5. Children 5 and under are free. Pit passes will be $30 and the clubhouse admission is $15. For more information go to www.parkjeff.com or 712-202-5540. You can also follow us on Facebook on www.facebook.com/parkjeffersonsd.

 

 

Tony Elliott Tribute Night One to Watch at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Goodan

(Plymouth, IN) The drivers who signed up to be a part of the Tony Elliott Tribute night at Plymouth Speedway Tuesday night put on a show for the fans and a national audience will get in on the fun.

MAVTV was present to film the action which will be replayed at a later date.

Tony Elliott was a two-time USAC champion and won 26 national races. Elliott was killed in a plane crash on Oct. 3, 2015 with three other passengers on their way to watch the Notre Dame vs. Clemson football game in South Carolina. Tuesday night’s race at Plymouth Speedway was held in the honor of his memory and to raise funds for the Tony Elliott Foundation.

The show started with the 410 Open Sprints where the drivers did not disappoint. CJ Leary, of Greenfield, was able to take the lead by lap seven after getting by Shane Cottle and Dave Darland. Darland, of Atlanta, Indiana, ran second for the majority of the feature but got out of his groove in the last 10 laps of the race. That allowed Shane Cottle to get into the second spot. The running order stayed that way until the last few laps. Tyler Courtney, of Indianapolis, who started on the outside pole, fell back in the top 10 after getting too high in the cushion early in the race. By lap 24 in the 30-lap feature, Courtney was in third place. When the checkered flag waved, Leary was the winner with Cottle in second and Courtney in third.

The Shepherd Firearms Pro Sprints feature found a repeat winner from Saturday night’s race. It wasn’t an easy road for Kevin Atkins as he had to get by pole-sitter Bill Hartman, of Marcellus, and Zane DeVault, of Plymouth. DeVault took the early lead. A red flag was displayed as a small fire began under a car that pulled into the infield. After the scene was cleared and the green flag waving, Atkins went to work on DeVault and claimed the lead on lap seven. From there, Hartman and DeVault would trade positions for the second running spot for several laps before DeVault claimed it. All of this was happening under the eye of Eric Saunders, of Lakeville, who was charging passed competitors after starting at the tail of the field. He was soon on the bumper of Hartman who was running third. Saunders had a run on Hartman coming out of turn four on the last lap, but Hartman beat him to the checkered flag. The margin was one-tenth of a second. Atkins, of Warsaw, went home with the win while DeVault finished second and Hartman in third.

In the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds contest, Dan Hamstra and Derek Losh were first and second throughout most of the race. They tangled going into turn one when Losh tried to go on the inside of Hamstra for the lead on the last lap. The front of Losh’s car got locked onto the left rear of Hamstra’s Modified and the pair traveled down the backstretch while connected and slid into turn three. This set up a green-white-checkered finish with completely different front runners. Todd Sherman, of Churubusco, assumed the lead with Jamie Lomax, of Lake Village, in second and Nick Allen, of Wheatfield, in third. The race restarted with Sherman solidly in the lead. Dylan Woodling, of Warsaw, restarted the race in fourth and used the high groove to climb to the third spot. Using the same line, he was able to come out of turn four on the last lap and bump Lomax out of second. Sherman was the winner with Woodling in second and Lomax third. NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier was also part of the lineup but his Modified suffered issues early in the race while running third.

Plymouth Speedway will be open again this Saturday, June 25 for a Saturday night event presented by OmniSource. The Swan Lake UMP Modifieds will be back in action along with the Walmart Thunder Stocks, WTCA Super Streets and the Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints. Racing begins at 7 p.m. ET. The USAC Midgets will be at the track on Wednesday, June 29 and will be nationally televised as well. For more information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

DAVE BLANEY FIGHTS BACK AFTER HEAT RACE INCIDENT TO FINISH

13TH AT SHARON SPEEDWAY DURING OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK

HARTFORD, Ohio (June 21, 2016) –Dave Blaney was in high spirits as he prepared for Night 5 of Arctic Cat All Star Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition at family-owned Sharon Speedway. After more than a six-week hiatus from racing the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop 71M, this was the Buckeye Bullet’s first night back in the cockpit of the 410 sprint car under racing conditions since his May 6 qualifying accident at Eldora Speedway.

Blaney joined a star-studded field of 51 drivers, including brother Dale. With 24 feature starting spots available, it promised to be gorilla-style warfare on the 3/8-mile oval.

In preliminary action, Blaney wheeled the 71M to a best lap of 14.149 seconds, qualifying 12 overall and second quick in his heat race group.

Under the All Star format, the Buckeye Bullet rolled off third in the fourth heat. In the opening lap, Blaney was bumped and subsequently spun in turn two bringing out the yellow flag. The cars realigned for a complete restart with Blaney tagging the rear of the field. Back to green with polesitter Kyle Larson leading the pack. Larson scored the heat victory, leading from the green to the checkered flag. Blaney finished ninth.

In order to make the A Main, Blaney had to finish among the top four in the B Main. The Buckeye Bullet started fourth in the B, but when the track went green, he wasted no time rocketing to second behind polesitter and leader Kasey Kahne. Kahne and Blaney continued to run one-two as the laps ticked by. On lap 10 of the 12-lap event Blaney began to close on the leader and he roped him in on the white flag lap but could not muscle past him. Kahne won the B, Blaney was second and they, along with two others, transferred to the A Main.

The track began to take rubber during the B Main so Tony Stewart and track officials took time to groom the track prior to the feature to ensure driver safety and competitive racing for the fans.

The Blaney brothers started nose to tail in the 30-lap feature, Dale on the outside of the 10th row with Dave immediately behind in 22nd position. Chad Kemenah led the opening laps with Caleb Griffith second. On lap five, the two leaders got together trying to negotiate their way through traffic and brought out the yellow.

The field was re-racked and they went back to green flag racing with Dave Blaney starting 18th. Bryan Clauson was the new leader. A rollover by Mike Bauer on lap 8 stopped racing action when the red was displayed. When racing resumed, Bryan Clauson continued to lead and led to the checkered flag, scoring his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Cap Henry finished second and Danny Holtgraver made a late race pass to capture third.

Dale Blaney advanced to finish fourth from a 20th place starting position.

The Buckeye Bullet ended the day in 13th position.

Blaney and the 71M team will be back in action Friday, June 24 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio.

 

 

Fireworks and Racing Fun at Mercer Raceway Park on June 25

(Mercer, PA June 22): Mercer Raceway Park presented a spectacular night of racing on June 18, topped off with a thirty lap feature for the United Late Model Series, won by Russell King over Max Blair. Well, one week later, the Late Models have moved on and the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars are back as the headline act, along with the other six divisions that make up the Saturday Night Live! program at the speedway. Plus, there will be the annual fireworks display, provided by Pizza Joe's, the supplier of those delicious personal pizzas sold in the track's concession stands. That also means that Saturday, June 25 will be Patriots Night, so all current or former military with I.D. will be admitted for free, as will all Scouts in uniform!

There have been no changes at the top of the standings for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints, those mean looking open-wheeled machines equipped with big wings to help deliver 900 horsepower to the track. So third-generation driver Brandon Matus will enter the June 25 event 19 counters ahead of Jack Sodeman, Jr. in the quest for the season championship. Michael Bauer and Scott Priester are tied for third in the standings. Former champion, Eric Williams, is sidelined indefinitely due to the lingering effects from a crash at another area speedway, so he will surrender fifth spot. Most likely to climb past him in the rankings will be A.J. Flick, Davey Jones, Brent Matus, Alex Paden, and newcomer John Garvin, Jr. These racers and more will be seeking those precious points in order to position themselves for a prime starting spot for the Midseason Championships, which were postponed to July 16 due to inclement weather.

Jimmy Holden's perfect season has come to an end in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. He had won every heat and feature race he entered until a mechanical problem sent him to the pits while running up from last week. His misfortune allowed Kyle Fink to close to within a single point heading into this weekend's racing. Fink has had three second place finishes and a third to his credit so far, so he could be on the verge of getting that elusive first win! Popular veteran Tommy Kristyak led for a while on Saturday, and he will be looking to improve upon his showing as well. Last week's winner, J.R. McGinley is making his move up the standings, but he still has a ways to go to crack into the top five.

Andy Preist is back on top of the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. He now has a pair of victories and a thirty point lead over his closest competitor, George Hobaugh, Jr. C.J. Jones, who unexpectedly took a weekend off, is expected back, and now he has some catching up to do. He slipped to fifth, behind Mike Marano, II and Eric L. Williams. Also expected will be Jacob Gomola, who, like Jones, has a win to his credit in 2016. Gregg McCandless, Darin Gallagher, Vince Daugherty, Cody Bova, and Mike Miller are just a few of the other runners who will challenge for a win. These cars look just like the 4 Your car Connection 410 Sprints, but they are powered by more economical engines. While they do have less horesepower, they offer just as much excitement on the tricky Mercer oval.

William Hurrelbrink picked up his second win of the season in the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks, with a daring turn three pass on the last lap of the June 18 race. Then, he backed it up with a dominating win Sunday at another area speedway. So, he will be the odds-on favorite for another triumph. Pat Fielding and Ryan Moyer are within shooting distance of Hurrelbrink, so the positions could change with the next feature finish. The Stock Cars are highly modified production cars that give the racers a chance to demonstrate their mechanical wizardry as well as their driving prowess.

Doug Jones still finds himself at the head of the class in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Shane Webb is just 24 markers behind, and teenager Jacob Bova hold down third. Former title holder Shane Pfeuffer missed last week's event due to work commitments, so he will need a strong run to get back in championship contention. But, Kurt Eckstrom and teenager Vivian Jones will try to keep the former kingpin behind them! And, don't count out Mark Marcucci who won for the first time in 2016 last week.

Tyler Fulton's lead in the Mini Stock class has dwindled, allowing young Isaac Paden to close within two points in the battle for the crown presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Todd Hanlon, who was nearly unbeatable in the early going, has fallen to third, but he could get back in the mix with a solid finish this week. This class has a pair of ladies racing, Karlee Longwell and Summer Pitts, and they are not afraid to mix it up with the boys!

A pair of wins has thrust young Jordan Simmons into the lead of the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints. He overhauled Chase Metheney, winner of the opening event for 2016. Ayden Cipriano, Roman Jones, Alivia Bish, Sam Darby, Austin Cavanaugh, and Maddie Bova will be looking for their chance to shine.

The youngsters will go to the post first, at 5:30, along with the Mini Stocks, and Modified Lites. The power four will move to the speedway at 7, with the Stocks, 358 Modifieds, and both Sprint Car classes in action.

The Pit gates will open at 3:00 and the the spectator gates at 4.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply. Adult admission will be $13, seniors (60+) $11, and students (9-15) $5. The children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass is just $28, and that will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $30.

Circle July 2 on your racing calendars, as that will be the annual Auto Racers for Kids charity event. New for 2016, this popular program will add the Patriot Sprint Tour to the show, giving fans three classes of Sprint Cars racing in one night! Along with all of those Sprint Cars will be the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini stocks and the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints.

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

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

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

 

 

Boothill Showdown Just Ten Days Away

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 21, 2016) – Dodge City, Kansas is notorious for some epic battles over some serious loot over the years.

It’s a tradition that will be renewed in just ten days as ten large, as in $10,000, will be up for grabs for the NCRA 360-ci Sprint Car ranks at Dodge City Raceway Park’s “Boothill Showdown” featuring the Steve King Memorial.

While the NCRA forces battle it out for the $10K winner’s share during the two-day affair on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2, the 305-ci URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars mix it up for a $2,000 winner’s cut. The Colorado Lightning Sprints will be in action as well on both nights with upwards off 100 Sprint Cars expected to fill the DCRP pit area to kick off the Fourth of July weekend.

Among those leading the way into the “Boothill Showdown” are defending Steve King Memorial winner Tony Bruce, Jr., and Don Droud, Jr., who bested the NCRA forces earlier this season at DCRP.

Liberal native Bruce, Jr., who will be piloting Danny King’s No. 88 entry, outdueled 2014 Steve King Memorial winner C.J. Johnson to top last year’s event atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval.

Driving the Ochs Brothers No. 1x entry that Bruce, Jr., drove to victory lane last year, Lincoln, Nebraska’s Don Droud, Jr., has been difficult to handle on the NCRA trail this season with a dominant May 7 triumph at DCRP among his three series wins thus far.

In the 305-ci URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car ranks, Luke Cranston and Taylor Velasquez lead the way into the event.

Cranston, the reigning DCRP Sprint Car champion and current URSS Kansas points leader, will be gunning for a second consecutive Steve King Memorial triumph after wiring the field in last year’s edition. Cranston comes off his first DCRP win of the year this past weekend.

While Ness City’s Cranston leads URSS Kansas Region points, it’s Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez atop this season’s Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points on the strength of two victories. Velasquez leads Cranston by just 11 points in the track title chase.

Along with the $10,000 winner’s share, Saturday’s NCRA feature offers up $500 to start, $1,200 for tenth and $2,500 for fifth. Saturday’s complete NCRA Sprint Car feature payout is as follows: 1. $10,000; 2. $6,000; 3. $3,000; 4. $2,700; 5. $2,500; 6. $2,200; 7. $2,000; 8. $1,700; 9. $1,500; 10. $1,200; 11. $1,000; 12. $800; 13. $700; 14. $600; 15 – 24. $500. Non-Transfers: $150.

Friday’s NCRA prelim offers up $1,500 to win and $250 to start.

Along with the $2,000 winner’s share for the URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car ranks, Saturday’s feature offers up $250 to start, $425 for tenth and $800 for fifth. Saturday’s complete URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car payout is as follows: 1. $2,000; 2. $1,500; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5. $800; 6. $700; 7. $600; 8. $500; 9. $450; 10. $425; 11. $400; 12. $375; 13. $350; 14. $325; 15. $300; 16. $275; 17 – 24. $250. Non-Transfers: $100.

Friday’s URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car prelim offers up $500 to win and $125 to start.

The Boothill Showdown’s Steve King Memorial 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/.

Tickets to the Boothill Showdown featuring the Steve King Memorial on July 1-2 are just $25 for adults each night with children 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30 each night.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

URSS Rebels Ready For Colorado/Kansas Double Header Weekend

The 2016 URSS/IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series will return to Colorado Motorsports Park Saturday night. The 3/8's mile oval hosted several events last season and will host the third of eight races in 2016. The Colorado region is thick with talent, both young guns and seasoned veterans and looks to be ultra-competitive again this season. The first visit to the CMSP oval

18 racers made the trek with Zac Taylor scoring his first victory of the

2016 URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Series Colorado Region. Last trip to the CSMP oval Mother Nature won washing out the Feature Races. This Saturday night Colorado Motor Sports Park will run those postponed Features. URSS drivers who were not there on May 28th we WILL allow you to tag the back of the make-up feature but you and your crew must buy 2 pit passes...one for that race and one for the regularly scheduled feature. Look for the Colorado Region Drivers to defend their home turf with the competition as tough as every with talented rookies and a wealth of veteran drivers that are ready to hit the clay once again as they all shoot it out for the top prize.

Gates open at 5:00 pm with the racing action starting at 7:00 pm. Joining the URSS/IMCA Sprint Cars will be the 1200 Outlaws, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds and Econos. For more information you can visit the CMSP website at <http://www.coloradomotorsportsparkllc.com/>

http://www.coloradomotorsportsparkllc.com/ . Colorado Motorsports Park is located 44 miles east of Denver, I-70 exit #316.

The Rebels then make their sixth appearance at the lightning fast 3/8s Wakeeney Speedway on Sunday night. The five races there have produced some of the closest racing in the URSS history as Promoter John LaShell and his staff gave the racers a fast multi groove race track which has gotten better each race night. The attention to track prep has produced some exciting side by side racing and has given the Series five different winner in the five races held there at Wakeeney, the last race featuring a tacky super-fast racing surface for the drivers to strut their stuff. Zach Blurton, Steven Richardson. Luke Cranston, Jake Martens and Jed Werner have all graced Victory Lane. The racing action starts Sunday evening at 6:30pm. Joining the URSS/IMCA Sprint Cars will be Stocks, Hobbies, Sport Compacts, the Crazy Cruisers as well as the Kansas Antique Racers. You can visit their FaceBook page at 2016 Wakeeney Speedway or their website at for more information.

If you can't make it to the track you can listen to the racing action live

on <http://www.RacinBoys.com> www.RacinBoys.com Just click the URSS link

on the RacinBoys website with Kyler Fetters bringing you all of the racing action. For all of your informational needs visit the United Rebel Sprint Series on Facebook or check out the Official URSS website at <http://www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com> www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com for schedule updates, rules, race recaps, driver info and much more.

The United Rebel Sprint Series - "Having More Fun Than The Law Should Allow!"

 

 

Brent Marks Will Hunt for 2016 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek Title

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (June 21, 2016) - Brent Marks will attempt to tame the Keystone State beginning Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, set to follow the entire Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule in 2016, all while hunting for a first ever title. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, No. 19M, will embark on a nine race campaign through much of Pennsylvania and northern Maryland during his speedweek travels, all of which over the course of ten days. The 2016 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek champion will be awarded $5,000.

“I think we’re ready to go. It should be an awesome week,” said Brent Marks regarding Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. “We have a lot to prepare for, but at least we’ll have the luxury of working out of our own shop most of the time. It’s going to be demanding, but we’re excited about it. Our goal is to be consistent every night and keep ourselves in the hunt for a title.”

Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek will commence on Friday evening, June 24, at Williams Grove Speedway, followed by visits to Lincoln Speedway (6/25), Path Valley Speedway (6/26), Grandview Speedway (6/28), Hagerstown Speedway, MD (6/29), Port Royal Speedway (6/30, 7/2), Williams Grove Speedway (7/1), and Selinsgrove Speedway (7/3). Each program will award a minimum of $5,000 to the main event winner.

“We’ve been fortunate enough to show a lot of speed at most of the tracks we visit during speedweek, so that keeps us pretty motivated,” explained Brent Marks. “I just can’t thank my team and supporters enough for allowing this all to happen. We have a lot to take on during the next two weeks, but I’m not concerned. We’ve proved that we have a winning combination. We’ll work to continue that this weekend.”

The “Myerstown Missile” will technically launch his upcoming weekend on Thursday night, June 23, at Susquehanna Speedway near York Haven, Pennsylvania. Thursday Night Thunder, featuring the 410 sprint cars, will give fans and race teams a small taste of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek competition before it actually begins. Brent Marks will enter Susquehanna’s gates with a recent top-five finish to his credit, finishing fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 18.

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

Recent Highlights: Earned first victory of 2016 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA, on Saturday, March 19.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 1

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, Wolfrun Landscapes, Roadrunner Race Fuels, Maxim Racing, Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Vahlco Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration, Rider Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, TiLUBE, Smith Precision Products

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s Jack Murphy Memorial to Air Thursday, June 23 on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV

OSWEGO, NY (June 21, 2016) – Oswego Speedway’s second national broadcast of the 2016 season will take place on Thursday, June 23 at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. ET with the airing of the prestigious 50-lap ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV.

Originally taped on Saturday, May 28, the Murphy Memorial will feature the best in ISMA Supermodified racing on the fast 5/8 mile ‘Steel Palace’ oval brought to you by veteran motorsports broadcasters Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio, as well as former Supermodified driver Dan Kapuscinski on pit lane.

The broadcast will mark the second consecutive week that Oswego Speedway is featured on MAVTV.

Top ISMA pilots Mike Lichty, Dave Shullick Jr., Chris Perley, Tim Jedrzejek, Mark Sammut and more will all be featured in the 60-minute broadcast, which will serve as the second of seven Speedway broadcasts to air on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV this season.

Broadcast coverage will continue with the 30th annual $10,000-to-win Mr. Novelis Supermodified to be run on July 23, before returning for Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

Classic Weekend will be covered top to bottom by SPEED SPORT with coverage of the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on Saturday, September 3, while the Budweiser International Classic 200 and Bud Light SBS Classic will each be covered on Sunday, September 4.

The Speedway’s final event of the season will be the return of the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified 250 on Saturday, September 17, announced earlier this month by SPEED SPORT and RoC officials.

SPEED SPORT, a multimedia motorsports news organization with roots dating to 1934, was built on short-track racing. The feature-based SPEED SPORT Magazine is delivered monthly while breaking news is available as soon as it happens at www.SPEEDSPORT.com, which is also where fans can register for the free “Daily presented by General Tire” that rounds up all of the major stories from the previous 24 hours.

Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV is entering its third season, with 30 one-hour shows scheduled to broadcast at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. every Thursday.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Oswego Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

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

Be sure to follow SPEED SPORT online at www.SPEEDSPORT.com or via social media at facebook.com/SpeedSport, twitter.com/SPEEDSPORT or youtube.com/SpeedSportTV.

 

 

Zearfoss Plans to Follow Entire Pennsylvania Speedweek Schedule, Begins Friday at Williams Grove Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (June 21, 2016) - The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will have plenty to prepare for during the next three days, getting set to tackle the entire 2016 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native will have to endure nine events in ten days, visiting seven facilities in two states. Zearfoss will begin his 2016 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign on Friday night, June 24, at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; the site of his first ever 410 sprint car victory.

“Our plan right now is to hit all of the speedweek shows,” explained Brock Zearfoss. “The first weekend and the second weekend won’t be an issue for us, it’s the shows during the week that may be tricky. Work schedules can make things tough for us, but we’ll do our best to hit every show. Should be a good week. Things have been rolling for us. I think we are ready to go.”

After opening night at Williams Grove Speedway, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek will visit Lincoln Speedway (6/25), Path Valley Speedway (6/26), Grandview Speedway (6/28), Hagerstown Speedway (6/29), Port Royal Speedway (6/30 & 7/2), Williams Grove Speedway (7/1), and Selinsgrove Speedway (7/3). Each event will award at least $5,000, with an overall Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek point fund worth $16,000. The overall champion will be awarded $5,000.

Brock Zearfoss will enter speedweek with a pair of recent top-ten finishes in Central Pennsylvania. The pilot of the familiar Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, No. 3Z finished tenth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, June 17, followed by an eighth place performance at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 18. Zearfoss has one main event victory on the season.

“We did a little bit of testing last weekend at The Grove and Port Royal. Not sure it benefited us too much, but now we know,” explained Brock Zearfoss. “We are really starting to click as a team. That’s motivating for us. We’ll try to build some rhythm during the early portion of speedweek. We want another win.”

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire 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

Recent Highlights: Earned career first 410 sprint car victory on Friday night, June 3, at Williams Grove Speedway

2016 Wins: 1

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, Tate and Sons Firewood, BAPS Auto Paint and Supplies

 

 

Carl Bowser Racing

Sarver, PA (June 21, 2016) – With a rough start to the 2016 season haunting the team, Carl Bowser Racing was in need of a major change in order to shift the team’s momentum. And momentum, with two trips to victory lane, was exactly what they earned.

Bowser was able to capitalize on starting from scratch – building a brand new car from the ground up with a new J&J Chassis – to earn his first win of 2016 at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, June 17. Starting in the third position, the two-time track champion jumped to the lead on the opening circuit and, despite a challenge from second-place finisher Jack Sodeman, Jr. in lapped traffic, was able to lead every lap at the Action Track.

“This has honestly been the toughest start to a season I’ve ever had,” Bowser said. “You start to wonder if you even know what you’re doing anymore, and the crew has worked really hard to turn that around. It’s a big relief to get back where I’m comfortable in the seat. ”

With 20 career wins at Lernerville, Bowser was able to take sole possession of the 10th position on the All Time Wins List from Mark Cassella.

The team traveled to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 18 for the $2,000-to-win special. Bowser, a three-time winner at the track, was able to sweep the night with quick time, a heat race win and the feature honors after starting in fourth position to earn his fourth career victory at PPMS.

“This is a huge accomplishment for our team - we have never swept a weekend before,” Bowser said.

My wife, Kristin, and I have wanted to do more racing and have been working to build our own team over the past few years. We were able to purchase the final piece – the engine program – from our family operation this week and become the sole car owners. It was really fun to follow that up the next day with a winning weekend.”

Bowser’s upcoming schedule includes visiting Sharon Speedway for the All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions Speed Week show on June 21, and the ASCoC Speed Week finale at Eldora Speedway on June 25, along with special events to be announced.

To learn more about Carl and the Carl Bowser Racing team, you can like the team’s page on Facebook, follow Carl on Twitter, subscribe to the YouTube channel or visit CarlBowser.com.

The Carl Bowser Racing team would like to thank their 2016 sponsors: Terry Bowser Excavating, Turner Dairy Farms, Reeseman Body Shop, Ringer's Pet Dog Training, DirtyMouth Communications, MSMDesigns, Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Precise Tool and Die, and Townsend Gas and Oil. For more information, please contact Kristin at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com.

 

 

Plugging Away: Paul McMahan looks to turn luck around at Beaver Dam Raceway

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — June 21, 2016 — Paul McMahan has probably had the worst luck of any driver in any form of motorsports this year. Whether it’s been flat tires, getting caught up in other people’s accidents, having freak mechanical failures or a bevy of other circumstances. If it can happen, it probably has happened to McMahan in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition this year.

McMahan has finished in the top-10 in each of the last two World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races, as he looks to turn his season around. Three races this week await, including a visit to Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, June 25 for the running of the Seventh Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers. McMahan has had a fair amount of success at the high-banked third-mile bullring over the years. He has eight top-10 finishes at the track, with five of those being top-five performances, including a runner-up finish in 2010.

“Beaver Dam (Raceway) is unique in itself,” said McMahan, who drives the No. 7 for the Destiny Motorsports team. “It’s one of the places I always enjoy going to. It usually has a top and bottom groove and is a fun place to race at. I’ve run well there in the past, so hopefully when we get there this year we can continue that.”

McMahan, who is currently 10th in points, has nine top-10 finishes this season as he chases his first top-five and first victory. The Destiny Motorsports team, for whom he drives, is in their second full season on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Leading the charge is veteran crew chief Scott Benic.

“We have been getting more competitive each night, but we are by no means where we need to be yet,” he shared. “Rick and Barb Rogers are giving us every opportunity we need to do what we need to do. For some reason, right now, the racing gods are frowning down on us, instead of smiling down on us. We just have to keep plugging away and things will turn around.”

McMahan, who has been racing sprint cars for nearly 30 years, is well aware of the ups and downs of the sport as a hired driver. In fact at one point in 2012, he was a one-man band, driving the truck and trailer for the owner he was racing for and working on the race car by himself on race day, with not a single crew member on the team, and picking up a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at Rolling Wheels Raceway in New York.

The visit to Beaver Dam Raceway is part of a busy stretch of 11 races in 25 days for McMahan and his fellow competitors. During that span, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will visit 10 tracks in 10 different states.

“Racing that much can either help you or hurt you,” noted McMahan. “When you are having bad luck, it will beat you down in a heartbeat. I’m been doing this long enough and have been through this type of stuff in my career at different times. I know that each day when I come to the race track I have an opportunity to win. I just need to have a little luck and get that breakthrough. Once you do that, things will start picking up for you.”

McMahan traditionally has been one of the best qualifiers among the drivers on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit. Last year he had six fast time awards, 10 in 2010 and an eye-popping 17 in 2013. In theory, the new format that rewards fast drivers in time trials, with heads-up heat race lineups would be a plus for McMahan, but that has not quite been the case yet this year.

“We haven’t been qualifying very well this year, so the new format has not been benefitting me yet,” he quipped. “There are pros and cons with the new format and some people like it and some don’t. There are nights it has helped me when I have started seventh in a heat and finished third and gained three or four rows in the feature.”

Even though it’s been a tough season so far to say the least, McMahan is still positive and looks forward to getting to the track each night, because it only takes one spark to turn everything around and get on a hot streak. For the veteran driver, perseverance is the only approach to being successful in the racing game.

“We just have to keep working,” said McMahan. “I’ve never shied away from work. I’ve never shied away from hard times. This is part of our sport and everyone goes through it. We’ll just keep working every day and when we are able to get back to the shop, we keep trying to figure out how to get faster. We’ll just keep after it.”

Advance tickets for the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers for the World of Outlaws on Saturday, June 25 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the track and on race day.

Discount General Admission tickets are available for purchase at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Kline Claims Third Straight Podium to Lead WLM at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 21, 2016) - White Lightning Motorsports pilot Devin Kline scored his fifth top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Kline kicked off the event in the 305ci sprint car class by qualifying fourth quickest before he maneuvered from fifth to second place in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event at the famed half-mile oval.

"My brakes weren't working well," he said. "Christian (Bowman) and Mike (Mayberry) were setting a good pace on the bottom. I don't normally run the top, but I didn't really have a choice so we went up top and started reeling them in. We took the lead and we were coming up through traffic pretty good. Then a caution came out with five laps to go. McKenna (Haase) was hooked up on the bottom good and I tried to run the bottom, but I didn't have the brakes to hold it down there."

Kline took the lead on Lap 5 and led through Lap 12 before Haase edged him by a nose at the start-finish line on Lap 13.

"I saw her coming and I went to the bottom," he said. "I think I overdrove the car because of the situation. I didn't feel like I was making it work so I went back to the top."

The duo were side by side for the next lap and a half before a caution came out. That gave Hasse clear track and Kline was unable to make another bid for the lead. The second-place finish marked his third consecutive podium result.

Teammate Jamie Ball started the night in the 360ci class just as strong. He timed in third quickest during qualifying and powered from sixth to third place in a heat race. Ball was slated to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event, but a mechanical problem derailed the team before the race started.

"Our night started off with another good qualifying run and we moved forward in the heat race," he said. "We gave ourselves a good opportunity. I went to push off for the feature and I had a terrible vibration in the rear end. When I got on the gas it shook uncontrollably. I knew I wasn't going to be able to race. I pulled in to the work area before we got lined up and we weren't able to figure out the issue in time."

Both drivers will return to action this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

June 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 20 (4).

DEVIN KLINE:

June 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 15 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 8 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 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

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 - Allen Construction

Allen Construction specializes in siding for new and remodeled construction in the Des Moines, Iowa, area.

"I'm excited and thankful for the opportunity to work with Allen Construction," Kline said. "A special thanks goes to Matt Allen for his support for me and the race team."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank Housby, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Timber Line Tree Service, Iowa State Savings Bank, Ostrich Racing Engines, The Hearing Clinic, Windance Graphics, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, MyRacePass, Sweet Manufacturing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Fragola Performance Systems, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Bell Helmets, Sign Pro of Newton, Shell Shock, Maxim Chassis, Hinchman Racewear and Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) for their continued support.

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Another Busy Week!

(Bill W) June 21, 2016 – It was another busy week for the TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver, Craig Dollansky. A crash with the World of Outlaws in Knoxville on June 11, had the team scrambling to get their backup ready. A twelfth place finish with the WoO last Thursday in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota was followed by a rainout at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Friday, an eighth place NSL finish at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday, and a fifth place NSL finish in Mason City, Iowa on Sunday. This week, the team takes on the WoO again at Jackson Friday, before another NSL showdown at Knoxville Saturday.

The event last Thursday with the WoO at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids was delayed a night by rain. “It was good to go there and have Aggressive Hydraulics and Gail Dielman there with us,” says TKS Motorsports crew chief and owner, Troy Renfro. “They are great partners for our team. It was a racy short track. We were running tenth and kind of got on the wrong end of a double-file restart. We ended up finishing twelfth.”

With a storm packing eighth mile per hour winds heading for Jackson Friday, racers and fans scrambled. “It was a real nail-biter coming home, I can tell you that,” says Troy. “The drivers didn’t get to do anything Friday night, but the people driving the trucks and trailers home did, I can guarantee you that!”

Saturday at Knoxville, the team timed in 15th quick in the 27-car field. “We’ve been really working on our qualifying at Knoxville,” says Troy. “We went a bit of a different route, and it backfired on us. We had destroyed our primary car the week before, and we’re using our backup car. We hadn’t used it at Knoxville, and though it’s the same car, it doesn’t like the same things the other car does. It just didn’t feel the same to Craig.”

Troy and the team tweaked on the car and made some improvements. “Things were a lot better in the heat,” he says. “We went conservative in the feature, because we didn’t want to get too tight. We were just too good too early. We went from eighth to third, and then the car freed up and we backed up to finish eighth.”

Sunday was a day of reflection for Troy, as the team made their way to Mason City Motor Speedway. “Sunday was a good day for me personally,” he says. “It was Father’s Day. Parker drove and I was able to kick back for a couple of hours. I was able to relax. I thought about my Dad. It was a good day. He was a racer, and it was good to have a race on that day.”

The track was new to most in attendance. “I’d never been to Mason City and neither had Craig,” says Troy. “I don’t know the promoter or anyone up there, but I’ll tell you what, they had a good crowd, people were excited we were there, there were a lot of people coming down afterwards, and for such a big place it was really racy. It’s a great facility. Listening to some people there, it’s a lot nicer than it used to be.”

Both Craig and Troy put their heads together about a setup for the big half-mile. “Craig stopped there on the way down to Knoxville,” says Troy. “He compared it to Lebanon Valley (New York). When I got there, I really agreed with him, and that’s what we based our setups on. We were pretty good. We got held up a couple of different times, but we were able to come out with a top five. The track is big and fast, but it’s still very racy. Our concern was it was so big and fast that it wouldn’t be, but it was.”

Troy was reflective about Sunday’s event and the day in general. “All in all, Sunday was a very good day for me. My in-laws were there; my family was there. It was just a good Father’s Day. We’ve had a tough couple of weeks, but Sunday was a good day. I was happy.”

Partnering with TKS Motorsports

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners! Whether you’d like to partner with the team for the full season, or put your company’s name on the nose wing for a night of your choice, contact Troy at tsrenfro8725@gmail.com!

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Aggressive Hydraulics, 1 Way Technologies, AL Driveline, AO Designs, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Vahlco Wheels, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products and Gail Dielman.

To Subscribe to TKS Motorsports Releases, e-mail “TKS” to sprntcar@hotmail.com!

 

 

Dover Captures First-Ever Sprint Car Event at Off Road Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - NORFOLK, Neb. (June 21, 2016) - Jack Dover is the first-ever sprint car feature winner at Off Road Speedway.

Dover christened the new track last Saturday by claiming the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints event. It was his first win of the season with the series, which gives him the lead in the championship standings.

"For being a new track it was rough, but they were trying to make it better," he said. "They went out and graded it three times. That's a good start to a new track."

Dover opened the night by advancing from third to second place in a heat race. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We got to third place pretty quick," he said. "We rode there for about 10 laps. I passed for second around Lap 14 and a couple of laps later I took the lead. For being on a rough track our car was pretty good."

Dover also garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars, which earned him a $100 bonus.

Last weekend began on Friday at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., with the NCRA. Dover placed second in a heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We broke a rocker in the motor during the pace laps," he said. "There were two red flags right away so we got it switched, but we were in such a hurry that we didn't back the motor off. When they went to push us off it wouldn't fire because it was full of fuel and hydro-locked."

Dover was unable to start the main event and he was credited with a 13th-place result.

He is scheduled to return to action this Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: DNS (3).

June 18 - Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Certified Transmission

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

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

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

 

 

Herrera Scores Two Podiums and Three Top Fives during ASCS Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 21, 2016) - Johnny Herrera picked up a pair of podium finishes to highlight the 24th annual Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

"It was a decent Speedweek for us," he said. "Of course we'd have liked to have won it. We weren't bad. We just need to be a little better. We weren't 100 percent on top of our setups, but we still salvaged some decent runs."

The Speedweek began on June 11 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, where Herrera placed seventh in a heat race before he charged from 20 th to 11th in the main event.

Action resumed last Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. Herrera won a heat race from the pole position, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the feature.

"We got to second at one point," he said. "They had a restart with five laps to go. I was closing the gap a little on (Brad) Loyet before the caution, but I don't know if we could have done anything. On the restart I went down there and ran in too low and didn't get in the rubber so I settled for third."

Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., hosted Round 3 on Thursday. Herrera advanced from eighth to fifth place in a heat race and he won a qualifier from the pole. That started him seventh in the main event.

"It was one of those nights when we were ok, but I wasn't happy with the way I had my car rolling," he said. "We didn't have a great balance in the car. I was hoping for more, but we settled for a fifth-place finish."

Friday's event at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., didn't begin on the right note. The team was forced to change engines prior to hot laps. Herrera placed fourth in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the feature.

"We had a really good car there in the main event," he said. "We made the right choices. I think the race went 24 laps non-stop before the yellow came out."

Herrera rallied from 14th to garner a third-place result and the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Speedweek wrapped up on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway, where Herrera finished fourth in a heat race and fifth in a qualifier to lock into the 15 th starting position for the main event.

"I think we drove our way to eighth by Lap 24," he said. "There was a top and bottom the first five or so laps and then it was a one-lane track. On a restart with about five laps to go the motor lost oil pressure so we had a DNF."

Herrera was credited with a 16th-place finish and he ended third in the Speedweek standings.

"I have some great sponsors who are helping us as we head west," he said. "Morton Excavating is lending us an engine and Harold Main, who is an old sponsor of mine, said he'll loan us an engine if we need it. We really appreciate their help as well as all the support from our sponsors."

Herrera is slated to compete this Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 45th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. He charged from 15th to fourth during last year's Dirt Cup finale.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 11 - Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas - Heat race: 7 (5); Feature: 11 (20).

June 15 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (10).

June 16 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (8); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (7).

June 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (14).

June 18 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (8); Qualifier: 5 (3); Feature: 16 (15).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 45th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

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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 Morton Excavating, Competition Suspension Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman Eyeing Dirt Cup Victory following Top 10s in all ASCS Speedweek Races

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 21, 2016) - Seth Bergman has had this weekend circled on his calendar for a year.

Bergman will return to his home state for the next two weeks to compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour starting this Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 45th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup.

"Growing up in Washington the Dirt Cup has always been a huge deal," he said. "We won a preliminary night last year, but the goal is to win the finale. We know how to win at Skagit and now we need to win the right night."

Bergman has recorded 10 consecutive top-10 finishes, including during all five Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek races.

"We are being consistent, but not in the position we want to run," he said. "We expect to run consistently in the top three and top five to give ourselves opportunities to win races."

Last week's Speedweek competition began on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., where Bergman finished fourth in a heat race before he maneuvered from 15th to 10th in the main event.

He ventured to Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Thursday. Bergman placed fourth in both a heat race and a qualifier to rank 11th in overall points. He then advanced to a ninth-place finish in the feature.

Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., hosted a round last Friday. Bergman powered from ninth to fifth place in a heat race and from 10th to sixth in the main event.

Speedweek concluded on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway, where Bergman finished second in both a heat race and a qualifier before scoring a ninth-place result in the main event.

"We moved forward in every feature so that is something to build on," he said. "Our focus is winning races so hopefully we can get back to that level this weekend in front of my home crowd in Washington."

Bergman ended sixth in the ASCS National Tour Speedweek standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 10 (15).

June 16 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 4 (3); Feature: 9 (11).

June 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 6 (10).

June 18 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (1); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 26 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 45th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

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

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

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Young Tools, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Runner-up in the “40 for Shorty”!
(Bill W) June 21, 2016 – Brady Bacon and the Frank Manafort Racing #76m team headed for the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas last weekend for USAC National Midget action. The ¼-mile bullring is affectionately known as “The Ditch”. The weekend culminated with Saturday’s “40 for Shorty”, a tribute to longtime area racing personality, Shorty Chambliss. The USAC National Sprint Car Series will be back in action this weekend, and the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver and series’ point leader will be aboard the Hoffman Racing #69 for events at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Thursday, Eagle Raceway in Nebraska Friday and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas Saturday and Sunday.

In Friday’s prelim in West Memphis, Brady timed in seventh quick. “I qualified one spot out of the (feature) invert,” he says. “I was just a little tight there. We were about one-hundredth of a second out of being in the top six. There were only two heats, so obviously, we made the feature through the heat.”

He would start inside row four. “We ended up fifth,” says Brady. “Three and four was pretty heavy and fast on the top. One and two was kind of slick. It was hard to pass. Everyone was going as hard as they could, and it was a little harder to pass there than it used to be. We felt good about a solid run in the top five.”
Brady would time in better for the finale. “We were able to qualify sixth and ran second in the heat race on Saturday,” he says. “That put us up front for the feature.”

He would get the early jump on the field in the 40-lapper. “We got to the lead on the start and led seven or eight laps,” says Brady. “Out front, it was hard to tell where the track was going to be. I was running about two car-widths off the top towards the middle. (Tanner) Thorson got by me on the top and I went up there and ran the top.”

Brady would give chase. “We were running with him pretty well and we were catching him,” he says. “The yellow came out, and that opened door for some people and slowed us down a little bit. (Bryan) Clauson came on the very, very bottom and I fell back to third.”

He would again gain momentum in the Bob East prepared midget. “I was able to get back in the groove there, and Thorson ended up having a flat,” says Brady. “We just couldn’t do much with Clauson. We were about the same speed, running about the same line. We were a little tight the whole race. I think we could have been a little faster if we were a bit looser, but I can’t complain. The car has been really good every time out.”

The team has showed steady improvement in their USAC title chase. “We’re still trying to get the motor where it needs to be,” says Brady. “We’ve been o.k. by ourselves, but it’s been tough to pull people when we’re racing them. We’re working on that. It’s a lot like wing sprint car racing in the fact that everyone is close, so every little bit helps. We’re knocking on the door, and I think we’re only 22 points out of the championship. It’s been a good year, and everyone is working really hard to get a win.”

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Lasoski Leads Big Game Motorsports to National Sprint League Win at Mason City

Inside Line Promotions - MASON CITY, Iowa (June 21, 2016) - Danny Lasoski capped last weekend by guiding Big Game Motorsports to its fourth win of the season.

Lasoski led the final 10 laps of the National Sprint League debut at Mason City Motor Speedway on Sunday to capture the triumph. It was the Muddy sponsored team's second NSL win of the year and brings Lasoski within four points of the lead in the championship standings.

"We've been struggling a bit lately so it was great to get back to the Winner's Circle," he said. "Everybody with this Muddy team has worked so hard so it's nice to be able to reward everyone with a win."

The event began with Lasoski setting quick time during qualifying. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race, which made him the driver with the most points. The feature inversion was a two to start Lasoski on the outside of the second row for the 20-lap main event.

"I knew on the pace lap we were going to be good," he said. "The car had a lot of drive in it. I knew we'd have an opportunity to be on the podium. At the start Ian and Kerry Madsen took off. I was trying to get my car to rotate where they weren't. We got working good on the bottom."

Lasoski took the lead on Lap 11 and pulled away to the triumph, which was a big boost after how the week started.

The Muddy sponsored team faced the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Wednesday at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Falls, Minn. Lasoski qualified ninth quickest overall and placed third in a heat race to miss the dash by only one position. However, a loose handling car throughout the main event resulted in a 15th-place finish for Lasoski.

Friday's National Sprint League event was rained out at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., so the team shifted its focus to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. Lasoski timed in second quickest during qualifying and he advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. He started fourth in the main event, but the same problem from three nights before hampered the team.

"Lately we've been too tight, but last week we were too loose at Granite City and Knoxville," Lasoski said. "We did our best to salvage what we could."

Lasoski placed seventh. He remains second in the Knoxville Raceway championship standings.

Big Game Motorsports is scheduled to return to action this Friday at Jackson Motorplex with the National Sprint League and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway with the National Sprint League.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Granite City Speedway in Sauk Falls, Minn. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 15 (9).

June 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 7 (4).

June 19 - Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 4 wins, 12 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the National Sprint League and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series; and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; with the National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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Tankersley Highlights ASCS Speedweek with Career-Best ASCS National Tour Finish

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 21, 2016) - Channin Tankersley closed the 24th annual Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek with a pair of top-five finishes last weekend.

Tankersley, who competed in the final four Speedweek races for Brandon Berryman, kicked off last week on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., where he finished fourth in a heat race before winning a B Main. That transferred him into the back of the main event, which was short-lived after Tankersley flipped early.

Following the 22nd-place finish the team ventured to Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Thursday.

"It was super slick, like greasy," Tankersley said. "We were up to fifth in our heat race and probably would have run there. Another car went in there and used me like a pinball. It knocked the front end out. That put us behind the eight ball. We passed a few cars in the B Main, but wound up not making the A Main."

Tankersley, who endured a DNF in the heat race, advanced from the back of the B Main to place eighth.

Results started to turn around on Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. Tankersley advanced from third to second place in a heat race. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 2 during the random draw to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"We had a pretty good car," he said. "(Brandon) Hanks got to the lead and led the first couple of laps. We got around him and were solid. Then (Brad) Loyet got by us with about five laps to go. He pulled away a bit, but we started catching him at the end. I was on his bumper coming to the white flag. I was trying to set him up for a slide job and low and behold they had a caution."

Tankersley held on for the runner-up result, which was his best career finish with the ASCS National Tour.

Speedweek concluded on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway, where Tankersley flipped in a heat race. However, he rebounded by charging from ninth to win a B Main.

"We took the lead about five laps in," he said. "We were really fast. I hit a tractor tire in turn one on the last lap. It knocked the front end out, but I kept going and won the B Main somehow."

That transferred Tankersley into the 17th starting position for the feature.

"The track was pretty one lane around the top toward the middle and end of the race," he said. "I'd go to the bottom to get a couple of positions on restarts and go right back to the top. We had a little bit of luck in the A Main. There were a few people who fell out, but we passed some cars."

Tankersley rallied to score a fifth-place result, which was his eight top five of the season.

He is slated to be off the next month before ASCS Gulf South Region races on July 22 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and July 23 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 22 (17).

June 16 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: 8 (11).

June 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 2 (2).

June 18 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: 1 (9); Feature: 5 (17).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 22 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and July 23 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

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

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – A “James Bond” from the Podium!
(Bill W) June 21, 2016 – Terry McCarl was within seven-thousandths (.007) of a second from a podium finish last Sunday night at the Mason City Motor Speedway with the NSL. With both Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Friday and Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota weathered out Saturday, the team also found itself at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday. This week, the Altoona, Iowa driver will battle the World of Outlaws at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska Wednesday, and Jackson on Friday. Saturday will be a special event at Badlands featuring free admission.

At Knoxville, TMAC would time in 13th quick. “We’ve been struggling time trialing and we’ve gotten better in the features,” he says. “I screwed up a little bit for the heat. I had some junk tires on, and I thought we could get out front and hang on and get in the redraw. We just couldn’t hold off Kerry Madsen there and we ended up second.”

That put him one spot out of the eight-car invert draw, so he would start the feature ninth. He went with an old, but not so trusty setup. “I tried some things with the car that just haven’t worked over the years,” says TMAC. “I knew better. We had the first lap and the lights went out. After that, we just had too much time to think about it (20 minutes). I thought we were a little tight, so we made some changes to the car. Once in a while, you have to slap yourself back to reality and say, ‘Don’t try this again’.”

The setup resulted in a loose condition. “I was really loose after that,” says TMAC. “We got going and the top started coming. We got to Danny Lasoski. I had a hard time getting by him. He was running a line where he slides from the bottom to the top every lap in the corners. That made it tough to get by him. We ended up finishing ninth, and we learned not to use that setup one more time.”

TMAC was one of the few drivers who had memories of sprint cars at Mason City on Sunday. “I hadn’t been to Mason City since my Dad (Lenard) raced there, and the last time was when my brother Kenny raced there,” he says. “The Woods were sponsoring him. Someone had lent my Dad a plastic wing to use. He crashed in the heat race, and there was plastic everywhere. The wing just disintegrated. That was my last memory of Mason City, but we loved it on Sunday.”

The NSL played in front of a packed crowd. “It really felt like a sprint car race,” says TMAC. “We get spoiled at Knoxville with the awesome lighting and the giant pit area. It’s the same at Jackson and Badlands. It’s fun to go to these different tracks that aren’t used to hosting sprint cars. We always like to win some new fans, and hopefully, we did that Sunday. You have to man up, drive it, and figure it out. It was a great crowd, and Jeff and Stacy from Snowplow.com had about thirty people up in the suite. Daryl Arend and his wife were there, and we like to see them whenever we can.”

TMAC would time in sixth quick and finish third in his heat. That earned him a starting spot outside of row four for the main event. “We went back to our standard setup,” he says. “We went with a little harder tire on the left rear. When they moved the infield tires in, that hurt me a little bit. We were able to drive right up to fourth. Kerry (Madsen) turned sideways in front of me in two and I had to avoid him. That got us out in the marbles, and Sammy (Swindell) got by us.”

He would battle back to a fourth place finish, narrowly missing third. “We were able to get by Sammy on a restart, and then he got me back,” says TMAC. “It was a great race, really. We were going back and forth with people, and there was a top and a bottom. On the last lap, I thought we had Ian (Madsen) for third. We stuck the bottom of turn four, and fell ‘James Bond’, .007 short. I don’t know, but that must be about six inches. All in all, it was a lot fun. The NSL shows are always great racing.”

TMAC is looking forward to a busy week. “We’re really looking forward to getting back and running with the World of Outlaws at I-80 and Jackson,” he says. “We really had things hooked up at I-80 in the Spring for the Dirt Classic qualifier, and we beat the Outlaws at Knoxville, so we’re excited. Of course, we’ll be back at Badlands on Saturday. There is free admission for everyone, so that should be a huge show as well.”

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June 21, 2004 was a tough trip to Kankakee for TMAC. After dominating the first 13 laps of the IRA show that night, he dropped out with mechanical problems. After new track record holder, Wayne Johnson, inherited the lead and tangled with a lapped car, Jason Johnson made an exciting last corner pass of Danny Smith for the win.

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Trenca Wins Patriot Sprint Tour Heat Race before Handling Problem during Feature

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (June 21, 2016) - Joe Trenca was just a tick off on the setup last Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway, where he set himself up for a third straight top-10 finish.

"We were real good early," he said. "We timed in eighth quickest and we won our heat race. We had speed. We just misread the track for the feature. I thought for sure we were going to be good in the feature."

The Mucci Motorsports driver timed in eighth quickest during qualifying, which lined him up on the outside of the front row for a heat race. He took the lead midway through the race en route to his second straight heat race win and third of the season.

That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the Patriot Sprint Tour main event.

"We just didn't have a ton of forward drive," he said. "I usually like the fast tracks and drive hard off the left rear. We're still figuring out the new shocks, but we know what we did wrong. We have something to build on and we know where we can improve."

Trenca ended with a 14th-place result.

He heads into a Patriot Sprint Tour doubleheader this Friday at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, and Saturday at Stateline Speedway in Jamestown, N.Y.

"I'm really hoping to win this weekend," he said. "Last year we ran decent at both tracks. We just need to have good starting positions and I think we will be in the hunt."

Trenca finished fifth during his lone visits to Raceway 7 and Stateline Speedway last season.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 18 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 14 (5).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, and Saturday at Stateline Speedway in Jamestown, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Paladin Group

Paladin Attachments is one of the largest independent manufacturers of coupler systems and attachment tools while also specializing in custom capabilities for carriers from small compact tool carriers to large excavators, wheel loaders, tractors and truck chassis. For more information, visit http://www.PaladinAttachments.com.

"I'm really excited about the partnership with The Paladin Group and I'm hoping to grow with them together," Trenca said. "We really appreciate their support and look forward to future success."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., National Parts Peddler, Seals-It, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, Weld Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, 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.

 

 

Hagar Registers 40th Career USCS Victory with Triumph at East Alabama

Inside Line Promotions - PHENIX CITY, Ala. (June 21, 2016) - Derek Hagar has found a home away from home in the Winner's Circle at East Alabama Motor Speedway.

Hagar, who scored his first career sprint car win at the track in 2007, claimed his fifth career victory at the oval last Saturday during the 27-lap Randy Helton Memorial with the USCS Series.

"It's one of those race tracks that a lot of people don't run the top of," he said. "It suits my style. I like running the top. You have to be patient on a track like that and try not to use your tires up and make the right moves."

Hagar did just that as he advanced from third to second place in the dash and from seventh to second place in a heat race. That made him the high-points driver. Hagar started the main event on the outside of the second row following a four-car inversion.

"I rode in third for the early part of the race and passed Terry Gray for second around Lap 7," he said. "A few laps later I had a good run around the top in turns one and two. The leader kept going to the middle and I drove around him going down the back straightaway. We had good, clean air and finally got the balance of the car right. It was pretty smooth racing after that."

Hagar took the lead on Lap 11 and he cruised to his 40th career USCS victory. It was his ninth win of the year and fourth with the USCS this season. It also keeps Hagar's podium streak alive with the series. He hasn't finished outside the top three during any of his nine USCS races this year.

Friday's opening round at East Alabama Motor Speedway rained out.

Hagar will return to action this Friday at Moulton Speedway in Moulton, Ala., and Saturday at Fort Payne Speedway in Fort Payne, Ala., with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 18 - East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala. - Dash: 2 (3); Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 9 wins, 21 top fives, 22 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Moulton Speedway in Moulton, Ala., and Saturday at Fort Payne Speedway in Fort Payne, Ala., with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

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"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

Hagar would also like to thank B&D Towing, Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Baughman Transitioning from ASCS Speedweek to Ohio Speedweek with All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 21, 2016) - Josh Baughman is going 410ci sprint car racing for the next month.

Baughman has elected not to follow the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour to the West Coast. Instead he will tackle the remainder of Ohio Speedweek with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, the Lou Blaney Memorial, the Brad Doty Classic and the Kings Royal before rejoining the ASCS National Tour in late July.

"We raced Ohio Speedweek last year and our program took a big leap forward so we're looking for the same type of improvement with all of the 410 racing we will be doing," he said. "I think running 410 events helps when you go back to 360 competition."

Baughman will compete on Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the remaining Ohio Speedweek events.

He has one Ohio Speedweek race under his belt as the team invaded Wayne County Speedway on Monday evening. Baughman qualified 20th quickest and finished fifth in a heat race, which relegated him into the B Main. He was in contention for a transfer position midway through the race when an incident with another car dropped him to a 13th-place finish.

Baughman is transitioning from one Speedweek to another as he wrapped up the 24th annual Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek last weekend.

Last week's competition began on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., where he placed fourth in a heat race and second in a B Main before charging from 19th to ninth during the main event. He earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., hosted an event on Thursday. Baughman ran third in a heat race, ninth in a qualifier and sixth in a B Main. That forced him to use a provisional to start at the back of the field in the main event, which ended with Baughman scoring a 23rd-place finish.

Baughman ventured to Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on Friday. He opened the night by winning a heat race after starting third. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 5 during the random draw to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"We were running third on the last lap when there was a caution," he said. "We ended up sealing the tires over so when we restarted we fell all the way back to eighth."

The team ran into similar misfortune on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., during the Speedweek finale. Baughman advanced to second in a heat race and fourth in a qualifier to rank third in overall points.

"We were running third in the main event and popped a tire," he said. "There was a lot of bad luck throughout ASCS Speedweek."

Baughman, who was credited with a 14th-place result, finished 10th in the Speedweek standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (1); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 9 (19).

June 16 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (2); Qualifier: 9 (7); B Main: 6 (5); Feature: 23 (24).

June 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 8 (5).

June 18 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (6); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 14 (3).

June 20 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 13 (7).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the Ohio Speedweek with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at Aaron Reutzel's apparel trailer during ASCS National Tour events throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Compression Generation Services

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"They are great people to deal with and I'm glad to have them on board again in 2016," Baughman said. "I look forward to seeing their name in the Winner's Circle with me a lot this year."

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, EE Systems, Hollywood Blasting and Coating, CCC Greg and Tammy, Beard Equipment, B&H Industrial Supplies, Octane Ink, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, Ti22 Performance, Car & Fleet and Moss Racing Engines for their support.

 

 

Blaney Wins All Star Ohio Speedweek Event at Millstream Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 21, 2016) - Dale Blaney feels like he has been on a roller coaster throughout the first half of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek.

Blaney has led the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports team to one victory and two top 10s during four races.

"It's been up and down," he said. "I feel like we've run all right. We've had some speed at times and not enough speed at others. And I've made some mistakes."

The eight-race event began last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Blaney qualified 18th quickest overall and fastest in his group. He placed fourth in a heat race to lock into the 16th starting position for the main event.

"I just wasn't that good early," he said. "In the last half of the race I got pretty good. We salvaged something. It wasn't the best night for us, but it wasn't the worst."

Blaney rallied to post a seventh-place finish.

Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, hosted Round 2 on Saturday. Blaney set quick time during qualifying, but he finished sixth in a heat race to miss locking into the dash by only one spot.

"All we had to do was run fifth in our heat race," he said. "Every heat is tough. Sometimes you get in a mode where you think all I have to do is run fifth to get in the dash. I didn't run the first three or four laps where I needed to be and got myself in trouble. I just couldn't get back to fifth. That basically ruined our night."

Blaney won the B Main and he advanced from 21st to 14th in the main event despite an obstacle.

"I think I got to 13th halfway through and got into the back of someone and spun myself out," he said. "I think I could have got in the top 10 if that hadn't happened."

The Mainstream Holding, Inc., backed team found Victory Lane on Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio. Blaney timed in 20th quickest overall and fastest in his group. He then placed third in a heat race to miss the dash by only one position. That lined him up on the inside of the seventh row for the main event.

"The track was maneuverable where we could gain some ground," he said. "It was pretty wide and pretty slick, right up our alley. It came to us pretty quick. It was pretty slow coming through there. I was sixth on a restart 11 or 12 laps into it. I got right to third on that restart. I got to second not too long after and I ran down Chad (Kemenah) and I got pretty good toward the end of it. Any time you can win from 13th it's pretty special."

Wayne County Speedway hosted the midpoint of Ohio Speedweek on Monday night. Blaney qualified 12th quickest overall and second in his group. He ended fifth in a heat race to start the main event on the inside of the 10th row.

"Attrition played a huge factor," he said. "I think I could have got into the top 10, but we had a seat belt issue and had to pull off once. I had another seat belt issue and pulled off again to be safe."

Blaney was credited with a 20th-place result.

Ohio Speedweek continues with races on Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 7 (16).

June 18 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 14 (21).

June 19 - Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (13).

June 20 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 20 (19).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 6 wins, 19 top fives, 28 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the Ohio Speedweek with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Eventful Night Sees Tarlton Finish Sixth at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tommy Tarlton and his Tarlton Motorsports team overcame a ton of adversity on Friday night to finish sixth at the Ocean Speedway.

“I owe it all to the guys,” Tommy Tarlton said. “We had an engine issue in hot laps, they got it swapped. We had a couple of tangles in the feature, and they made repairs, and the car just happened to be good enough to work through the field as well.”

Having engine issues during warm ups, Tarlton would be unable to get a time during qualifying time trials, and he would line his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales No. 21 machine up scratch on the field in his heat race.

Getting involved in a heat race tangle, Tarlton would finish in the fourth spot with a damaged rear suspension. With no qualifying time, the Easton, CA driver would line the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates backed entry up in the 21st position for the 30-lap A main event.

Showing he had a very strong car in the early laps of the feature event, Tarlton would make his way up to the 12th spot by the 10th lap, but another incident would see him suffer damage to his right front tire, and he would be forced to make a trip to the work area.

Able to restart from the tail end of the field, Tarlton ran a very strong 20-laps as he was able to work his way through the field and salvage an eventful night with a sixth place finish.

“It was a wild night,” Tarlton said. “I can’t remember being involved in something every time I hit the track, but I am fortunate I have a great team behind me who never quit.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2016 season.

ON TAP: Tommy and the Tarlton Motorsports team will return to action at the Ocean Speedway on July 8th.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports Rack Two World of Outlaws Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: Looking to shake the streak of bad luck that has seemed to follow them race to race, Paul McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports team were able to pick up a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Top-10 finishes over the weekend.

“We were able to get our car better and better over the weekend and pick up a couple of Top-10 finishes, which is just what this team needed,” Paul McMahan said.

Friday night at the River Cites Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, McMahan would time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine in 12th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Nashville, TN resident would line up in the eighth row for the 40-lap feature event. From his eighth row starting spot, McMahan was able to avoid an early tangle in front of him.

When the race got into a rhythm, McMahan was able to get his Rick Rogers Construction/Boss Signs and Graphics/Maxim moving in the right direction as he was able to work his way into the Top-10.

Getting by Jason Sides late in the race, McMahan would take over the seventh spot, where he would go on to finish.

Traveling to Aberdeen, SD for a Sunday night event, McMahan would look to build off of Friday night’s run as he timed in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials. Lining up third in his heat race, McMahan would finish third which placed him in the eighth starting position for the 35-lap feature event.

When the feature event went green, McMahan would hold his own inside the Top-10 as he would battle with Logan Schuchart and fellow Californian, Tim Kaeding for much of the feature event.

As the race came to a close, McMahan would take the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

“We were pretty good on Friday night, and Sunday night we had a good night as well,” McMahan said. “It was starting to get a little ugly for us, so to come out and have two consistent nights is a huge shot in the arm for us. With some big races coming up soon, hopefully we can continue to improve and see what we can do. Rick and Barb Rogers do so much for us, and I sure do appreciate it.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, KSE Racing Products, 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 continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-46, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be at the Granite City Speedway tomorrow night, the River Cities Speedway on Friday night, and at the Brown County Speedway on Sunday night.

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 Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

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Ian Madsen Picks Up Pair of Podium Finishes With NSL

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking in two nights of National Sprint League action over the weekend, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team would run second on Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, before a third place finish on Sunday night in Mason City, IA.

“It is hard to complain about a pair of runner up finishes, but we certainly would have liked to have been one spot better both nights,” Ian Madsen noted. “My guys have this No. 18 machine going really good right now and we are pleased to be up front on a nightly basis.”

Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, Madsen would time his Logan Contractors/Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine in seventh fastest in qualifying time trials before he picking up a third place finish in his heat race.

Advancing to the feature event, Madsen would line the Royal Flooring/Bobcat/TammyHeckart.Com backed entry up on the front row for the feature event.

Jumping out to the early lead, Madsen would have Brooke Tatnell shadow him for the first few laps, before a fellow foe chased after him as the race neared the halfway point. Finding himself in a battle with older brother, Kerry, Madsen would fall to the second spot on the ninth lap as he now played hunter.

Chasing after the elder Madsen for the race’s final 11 laps, Madsen would hold on to finish in the second spot.

Traveling to the Mason City Motor Speedway on Sunday night, Madsen would again time his Caliber Iowa/QTC/Flatrate, Inc. machine in seventh fastest before picking up a win during his heat race.

Finding himself on the pole for the 20-lap feature event, Madsen would jump out to the early lead as he would set a nice pace out front as Danny Lasoski worked from his second row starting position to move into the runner up position.

Fending off Lasoski’s advances, Madsen would lose the top spot on the 11th lap, as it turned into a three car battle with Sammy Swindell also entering the equation. As the trio battled for the race’s final nine laps, Madsen would end his weekend with a third place finish.

“It was a little disappointing to lead both nights and come up short,” Madsen added. “We have a great team, but we are certainly battling some other great teams night in and night out, so we will see what we can do to get a little bit better and hopefully come out on top of these close races.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-6, Top-5’s- 20, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will take on the World of Outlaws Wednesday at the I-80 Speedway, Friday at the Jackson Motorplex, and will return to NSL action on Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

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Kerry Madsen Gets The Broom Out In Knoxville, IA

PETERSEN MEDIA- With weather changing the Keneric Racing team’s weekend plans, Kerry madsen made the most of it as he turned in a dominating performance at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night as he clean swept the National Sprint League program.

“The guys really gave me a great car,” Kerry Madsen explained. “They worked their guts off all day to get that thing ready.”

With 28 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night, the St. Marys, NSW driver got things kicked off by earning quick time honors during qualifying time trials. Finding himself in the third row of his heat race, the Australian Champion had his elbows up as he carved his way through the field and picked up the win.

With the six inversion in play for the feature event, ‘The Mad Man’ would grid the field from the third row, and would waste no time moving to the front during the 20-lap A Main event.

Following a brief delay in the action with the lights going out, Madsen found himself battling with Brian Brown for the fourth spot on the ½ mile speedway. On the fifth lap, Madsen would make a big time move that would see him clear both Brown and Crag Dollansky to take over the third spot as his sights were now set on fellow Australian’s, Brooke Tatnell and his younger brother, Ian.

Getting into the second spot on the eighth lap, a little sibling rivalry would excite the fans up front as the two Madsen brothers battled for the top spot with Kerry getting the spot a lap later aboard his Keneric Health Care/Keneric Racing/American Racing Wheels backed No. 29 machine.

Out front, Kerry would continue his torrid pace as he would lead the second half of the race with no issues to en route to his second NSL win of the 2016 season.

“Fortunately we started in the third row and had to move around a little bit,” Madsen added. “I was able to find the line and it really paid off for us. We love the Knoxville Raceway, and we love to get here because it is a great place.”

Madsen and company were also in action with the World of Outlaws Craftsmen Sprint Car Series on Wednesday night where he had another great run.

Wednesday night saw the team check in at the Granite City Speedway following Tuesday’s rain out. Timing in second fastest in qualifying time trials, Madsen would pick up the win in his heat race from his front row starting position before racing his way to a win in the night’s dash.

Leading the field to green, Madsen would jump out to the early lead as Shane Stewart chased after him. Setting a torrid pace out front, Madsen would find himself in traffic and would find himself in a dog fight with Stewart for the top spot.

With the duo exchanging the position for two laps, Stewart would clear Madsen on the 11th circuit. A late restart saw Stewart, Madsen and Brad Sweet battle for position, and as the top three fought hard during a short run to end the race, Madsen would close his night out with a third place finish.

Following his Saturday night triumph, Madsen and his Keneric Racing team followed the NSL to the Mason City Motor Speedway to close out the week.

Setting his night up well by timing in second fastest in time trials, Madsen would move from fourth to second in heat race action before lining up in the third spot of the feature event.

Having a strong run in the ‘A’, Madsen would find himself in the second spot and chasing down race leader, Danny Lasoski but a spin late in the race would see him slip back and finish in the seventh spot.

“All in all it was a decent weekend for our team,” Madsen said. “We had a fast racecar all three nights out, and were up front each night as well. My guys are working very hard and we are getting things going at the right time of the year. We couldn’t do this with out the support we get from the Gavranich family and our partners, so we certainly appreciate all they do.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-47, Wins-8, Top-5’s-20, Top 10’s-30

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and the Keneric Racing team will take on the World of Outlaws this week as they will be at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE on Wednesday night, the Jackson Motorplex on Friday night, and at the Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday.

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Cody Lamar Rallies To Finish Ninth With Civil War Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a weekend of 410ci action, Cody Lamar returned to action with the Civil War Series as they invaded the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, and the Rio Linda, CA driver would rally to finish ninth during the non stop 30-lap A Main event.

“It was a decent night for our team,” Cody Lamar said. “We didn’t make it out of our heat unfortunately, but were able to run second in the B and start mid pack. We got going okay, but really needed a caution to pick up some more spots.”

With 27 cars on hand for the series’ fifth event of the 2016 season, Lamar timed the Lamar A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 9L machine in 14th fastest during qualifying time trials.

Lamar would then find himself in a torrid battle with Geoff Ensign and Klint Simpson for the final transfer position during heat race action. Lamar would finish in the seventh spot and be forced into the night’s B Main event.

Lining up in the second row of the ‘B’, Lamar would jump into the second spot as he battled with Day Day Lindt for the top spot. Opting to drop into the second spot, Lamar would finish there and get his time back in the feature event, which meant he would line up in the seventh row for the 30-lap race.

When the race came to life, Lamar would slip back to the 15th spot as he worked around the tricky Petaluma Speedway surface that was presented to teams on this night.

Able to find a groove that worked to his liking, Lamar would get his machine moving forward as he raced his way towards the Top-10. Able to crack the Top-10 during a fast paced feature event, Lamar would get his machine as high as the ninth spot in the race’s waning laps.

With the checkered flag in the air, Lamar would bring his machine home with a ninth place finish.

“I really wish there was a caution late in the race, but it just didn’t happen,” Lamar said “We had a good car, and I am curious to see what we had for the front, but we will take our Top-10 and try to get better.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-2, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Cody and his team will be back in action on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway.

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Johnson Garners 10th-Place Finish at Stockton Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (June 21, 2016) - Chase Johnson posted his sixth top-10 finish of the season last Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track.

Johnson kicked off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event by qualifying seventh quickest in the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas entry.

"We started off the night really strong," Johnson said. "We qualified seventh and that put us in a great spot for the heat race. I just didn't get the jump and I spent the whole race in second."

Johnson's second-place result locked him into the 10th starting position for the main event.

"I really struggled on getting a handle on the race car in the feature," he said. "We got a couple of positions and got up to eighth and then lost a couple of positions. We were fast enough to stay where we were, but not to move forward."

Johnson maintained a top 10 throughout the feature before placing 10th.

He will return to King of the West competition this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Pombo/Sargent Classic and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Classic.

"This will be my third time going back to Ocean Speedway this year," he said. "I always enjoy getting back to Watsonville. Normally it's pretty racy and widens out quite a bit. We have some good notes from when we were there early in the year.

"I always love going to Calistoga. It's close to home. I can't wait to race in front of our home crowd."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 18 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Pombo/Sargent Classic and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

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"The reason Paul Newman got into racing was because of a guy named Bill Freeman," Johnson said. "Bill hasn't really been involved in racing since Paul's death so we really appreciate his support and partnership."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Bryant Views ASCS Speedweek as a Learning and Fun Experience

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 21, 2016) - Tommy Bryant's first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek was "fun, but difficult."

Bryant and the SawBlade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team were very competitive with the ASCS National Tour while running four straight nights on new tracks.

"That was probably the most fun yet most difficult racing I've ever experienced in racing," he said. "We ran against the best 360 sprint drivers in the country. And with the distance between tracks … it was a lot of hard work and I can't thank my crew guys Austin and Frank enough for all they did."

The Speedweek began for Bryant at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., last Wednesday. Bryant placed fifth in a heat race and second in a B Main to transfer into the 20th starting position for the main event. He rallied for an 11th-place result.

On Thursday Bryant traveled to Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. However, a bad heat race put the SawBlade.com backed team behind all night.

"We were among the fastest cars in hot laps, but felt a little tight in the center of the corners so we made some changes," he said. "We adjusted ourselves out of the heat. We were just way too loose."

Bryant dropped from second to fifth place in his heat, relegating him to a B Main, where he finished seventh.

Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., greeted Bryant and the Cooper Motorsports team on Friday. Bryant placed third in a heat race to make the A Main, where he ended with a 14th-place result.

"That is probably the biggest track I've ever been on," he said. "I didn't know how to approach our setup and that put us behind. In the feature I started 15th and it was really dusty and it took a few laps to be able to see clearly. On a big track like that when you get behind there's no catching up."

Lucas Oil Speedway hosted the final Speedweek night on Saturday. Bryant had a good heat race, driving from sixth to second place. He then ended fourth in a qualifier, which accumulated enough points to get a fifth-place feature starting position.

"Lucas Oil Speedway is now my favorite track," he said. "It is the best facility I've ever seen and the track is very racey. I want to go back in September for the three-day show."

In the feature Bryant went to the bottom of the track, which is where he had found success in his heat race.

"The bottom was gone," he said. "I dropped back a few spots until I got to the top and put the wing in the trunk. I got going and was back up to fifth and a car spun in front of me and tried to keep going. I was about halfway past him and he slammed into me and destroyed the rear of the car. I know we had a podium car.

"All and all it was a pretty good week. I have to thank James and Richard Cooper for the incredible opportunity. We had good speed all week."

Bryant will take five weeks off with the next scheduled races July 22-23 for the 15th annual Summer Nationals with the ASCS Gulf South Region. Bryant will be at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on July 22 and at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on July 23.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat 5 (7); B Main: 2 (2): Feature: 11 (20).

June 16 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat 5 (2); B Main: 7 (6).

June 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (15).

June 18 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat: 2 (6); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 21 (5).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 22 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and July 23 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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"What a presence SawBlade had during ASCS Speedweek," Bryant said. "They gave away three saws and nearly 1,000 hats. It was nice to know when we traveled to all these new places we had such a great sponsor like SawBlade to give us tremendous support and confidence."

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

 

 

Kulhanek Makes Bid for First Career ASCS National Win during Speedweek Finale

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 21, 2016) - Ray Allen Kulhanek was close to capping the 24th annual Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek with his first career ASCS National Tour victory last Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Kulhanek, who tackled the final four Speedweek nights driving for Jeff and J.J. Simmons, won a heat race, advanced to third place in a qualifier and had maneuvered from his eighth starting position into the top three early in the main event.

"When we hit lapped traffic you could have thrown a blanket over me, Brad Loyet and Sam Hafertepe Jr.," he said. "I had a really, really good car. I went to go slide Loyet. I drove straight across the middle. As soon as I started rotating to get to the cushion I couldn't help it from spinning. It stepped out on me. I wasn't expecting the car to jump sideways on me. I got on the gas to spin it around and I got collected by another driver. I'm super disappointed with how it turned out. I feel like I should have had my first national win."

Kulhanek was unable to finish the race and he was credited with a 20th-place result, which was his first outside of the top 15 during the busy week.

"We had a lot of ups and downs," he said. "I felt like we had plenty of speed. I was trying to learn what to do and what not to do. J.J.'s car has a different engine and chassis and shocks than I'm used to. We made strides by the end of the Speedweek."

Last week began on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., where Kulhanek placed fifth in a heat race before winning a B Main. He then maneuvered from 18th to 13th place in the main event.

"We got the car really good for the B Main and made a small adjustment for the main event," he said. "We were middle of the road there. We'd go forward and then lose a couple of spots. On the restarts it'd take me three or four laps to get going again. Everything I'd gain I'd lose on the restarts."

Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., hosted action the ensuing night. Kulhanek finished second in a heat race and seventh in a qualifier to garner the 15th starting position in the main event.

"We made the show and we drove up to about ninth," he said. "About halfway through the race the groove started going away for me with the way the car was. I started searching trying to keep the car going. I was just hanging on at that point."

Kulhanek ended with a 14th-place result.

The team ventured to Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., last Friday. Kulhanek scored a third-place result in a heat race to lock himself into the 11th starting position in the feature.

"We ran around the top 10 for the first part of the race," he said. "We started fading early, but the longer we ran the better I was getting. We got a caution and I thought it'd help, but I had a wing slider break on me. That killed my chances there on picking up more spots."

Kulhanek settled for a 13th-place finish.

He is scheduled to take the next month off before returning to action July 22 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and July 23 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 13 (18).

June 16 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 7 (5); Feature: 14 (15).

June 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 13 (11).

June 18 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 3 (4); Feature: 20 (8).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 22 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and July 23 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RayAllenKulhanek/?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.

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"I want to thank Keith Odom and Mark Jones, a.k.a. Jonesy, who are partners in Big Bass Tour," Kulhanek said. "I look forward to working with them for several years to come. I'm excited to build a new relationship focused on mutual success in both of our ventures."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Texas Rotating Equipment, Alcon Construction, GoPro, J&J Auto Racing, Miller's RV Park, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, ASI Racing Engines, Frazier & Son, Smiley's Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

 

Heating up in June: David Gravel looks to continue hot streak at Jackson Motorplex

JACKSON, Minn. — June 21, 2016 — David Gravel has been the most consistent driver in the month of June with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Gravel, who hails from Watertown, Connecticut, has an average finish of 3.5 and has not finished outside of the top-10 in the eight races thus far contest in the month, through June 19.

Gravel looks to keep that momentum going as Billion Ford presents Mayhem at the Motorplex for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League on Friday, June 24 at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team are sponsored by Big Game Treestands, which is based in nearby Windom, Minn., and owned by Tod Quiring, who also owns Jackson Motorplex.

“I was quick time there and ran pretty well last time we were up there, so I’m looking forward to heading back to Jackson,” said Gravel. “I always enjoy the big, fast track and they have done quite a bit to the track and entire facility since the last time we were up there. I believe they put a wall on the backstretch, so that will be a little different. To go to a supporter of our team’s, home track, will be great.”

Gravel has competed on a couple of sprawling half-mile track recently, including taking advantage of a pair of off-days for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series over Memorial Day weekend to race at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania. Gravel finished second and fourth on the two nights of the Bob Weikert Memorial against the always tough Pennsylvania Posse. Gravel also finished third and fifth on June 10-11 on the half-mile at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“I think we’ll unload at Jackson (Motorplex) pretty close to what we used at Port Royal, because the two tracks are fairly similar and go from there,” he noted. “The two tracks are definitely comparable and any information you have and that you can apply from another track always helps in terms of a baseline.”

Gravel, who bounced around rides the last couple of years, seems to have found a home with the CJB Motorsports team, piloting the No. 5 machine. The young driver has veteran crew chief Barry Jackson turning the wrenches for him and the entire crew has gelled very well in their first season together.

“Sometimes on a new deal it takes off really fast and other times it takes a little while to get going,” Gravel explained. “I think we’ve done pretty well. We’ve had a few misfortunes this year, but for the most part have been running well and have been fast most nights, which always helps.”

The visit to the Jackson Motorplex for Gravel and his fellow World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors is part of a busy stretch of 11 races in a 29-day stretch. The series visits 10 different tracks in 10 states during that span. The event in Jackson will be the second and final stop of the season in the state of Minnesota for the Outlaws.

“The more you race, the better you get, so we definitely enjoy this time of the year,” shared Gravel. “We love to race, that’s why we do this. You can’t complain when you race that many times in a month. The crew is huge all year, but especially in these busy stretches. They have to keep the cars together and do all the maintenance so that things don’t fall off and not falling out of races.

“When you run with the World of Outlaws, you can’t have that stuff happen if you want to be in contention. We try to keep the crew as fresh as we can, especially in these next couple of months, which are pretty grueling.”

A new format has greeted Gravel and his fellow World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors this season, with the heat races lined up heads-up by qualifying times. For Gravel, who has traditionally one of the stronger qualifiers on the tour, the format fits him very well. Gravel has one fast time award so far in 2016 and has won 12 heat races.

“Qualifying is huge with the new format,” he said. “I am a big fan of this format, because you get rewarded for qualifying well. It’s so important to qualify well and it makes your life so much easier. It’s more important than it’s ever been. You have a chance to really control your destiny.”

Tickets for Mayhem at the Motorplex, presented by Billion Ford, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League event at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Friday, June 24 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com and at the track on race day.

Discount General Admission tickets are also available for purchase at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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Dills Scores 7th-Place Result in Third 360 Sprint Car Start of Season

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 21, 2016) - A couple of driver errors kept Patrick Dills from scoring a podium finish last Saturday in only his third time behind the wheel of a 360ci sprint car this season.

Dills had a very solid night going at Cottage Grove Speedway, where he qualified fourth quickest, was edged out for the win in the dash by a nose and finished fifth in his heat race.

"We were in the top six in points after the heat and eligible for the card redraw for the feature," he said. "I drew the joker, which meant I could pick where I wanted to start in the feature and who I wanted to start inside of me. If I picked the second row and won I'd get an extra $150. So I picked fourth and picked Chelsea Blevins to start next to me. In hindsight I probably shouldn't have given up the front row."

At the drop of the green Dills settled into fourth before he missed the cushion in turn one.

"I fell back to like eighth or ninth," he said. "I drove back up to fifth and blew it off the cushion out of turn four and hit the frontstretch wall a little. I dropped back to ninth with about four laps to go and I got back to seventh at the finish.

"The cushion was very thin and tricky. You had to get your elbows up and run the ragged edge. I'm not too disappointed. We showed we can compete with the big boys. I just need to work on my consistency. This is a confidence booster going into Speedweek (in July)."

Dills said the team may take the upcoming weekend off, although there is a chance he could compete on Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 18 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 4; Dash: 2 (1); Heat: 5 (5); Feature: 7 (4).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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Website: http://www.PatrickDillsRacing.com

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"Roger not only provides the vinyl for the race car and makes it look fantastic at a great discount, he's always at the track to give me advice," Dills said. "Even though we are competitors he's always there to teach me and make me a better race car driver."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, Jacob Daniels, Attorney at Law, BC Motorsports, Faye Stewart for U.S. Senate, Cedric Ross Hayden Oregon State Representative, Oregon Research Consultants, API, Bonnichsen Repair, Devine Continuous Gutters, M.D. Yearous Logging, Inc., Lynn Mulligan Trucking, Dirt Monkey Productions and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Bryant Views ASCS Speedweek as a Learning and Fun Experience

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 21, 2016) - Tommy Bryant's first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek was "fun, but difficult."

Bryant and the SawBlade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team were very competitive with the ASCS National Tour while running four straight nights on new tracks.

"That was probably the most fun yet most difficult racing I've ever experienced in racing," he said. "We ran against the best 360 sprint drivers in the country. And with the distance between tracks … it was a lot of hard work and I can't thank my crew guys Austin and Frank enough for all they did."

The Speedweek began for Bryant at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., last Wednesday. Bryant placed fifth in a heat race and second in a B Main to transfer into the 20th starting position for the main event. He rallied for an 11th-place result.

On Thursday Bryant traveled to Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. However, a bad heat race put the SawBlade.com backed team behind all night.

"We were among the fastest cars in hot laps, but felt a little tight in the center of the corners so we made some changes," he said. "We adjusted ourselves out of the heat. We were just way too loose."

Bryant dropped from second to fifth place in his heat, relegating him to a B Main, where he finished seventh.

Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., greeted Bryant and the Cooper Motorsports team on Friday. Bryant placed third in a heat race to make the A Main, where he ended with a 14th-place result.

"That is probably the biggest track I've ever been on," he said. "I didn't know how to approach our setup and that put us behind. In the feature I started 15th and it was really dusty and it took a few laps to be able to see clearly. On a big track like that when you get behind there's no catching up."

Lucas Oil Speedway hosted the final Speedweek night on Saturday. Bryant had a good heat race, driving from sixth to second place. He then ended fourth in a qualifier, which accumulated enough points to get a fifth-place feature starting position.

"Lucas Oil Speedway is now my favorite track," he said. "It is the best facility I've ever seen and the track is very racey. I want to go back in September for the three-day show."

In the feature Bryant went to the bottom of the track, which is where he had found success in his heat race.

"The bottom was gone," he said. "I dropped back a few spots until I got to the top and put the wing in the trunk. I got going and was back up to fifth and a car spun in front of me and tried to keep going. I was about halfway past him and he slammed into me and destroyed the rear of the car. I know we had a podium car.

"All and all it was a pretty good week. I have to thank James and Richard Cooper for the incredible opportunity. We had good speed all week."

Bryant will take five weeks off with the next scheduled races July 22-23 for the 15th annual Summer Nationals with the ASCS Gulf South Region. Bryant will be at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on July 22 and at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on July 23.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat 5 (7); B Main: 2 (2): Feature: 11 (20).

June 16 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat 5 (2); B Main: 7 (6).

June 17 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (15).

June 18 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat: 2 (6); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 21 (5).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 22 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and July 23 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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"What a presence SawBlade had during ASCS Speedweek," Bryant said. "They gave away three saws and nearly 1,000 hats. It was nice to know when we traveled to all these new places we had such a great sponsor like SawBlade to give us tremendous support and confidence."

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

 

 

Taylor Powers Midget to Pair of Runner-Up Results

Inside Line Promotions - FORT MORGAN, Colo. (June 21, 2016) - If last weekend's results are any indication, Zac Taylor will be in Victory Lane soon behind the wheel of the Todd Henry midget.

In only his second weekend of racing the midget - the other being nearly a month ago - Taylor recorded a pair of runner-up finishes competing in the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA).

"My car owner was very happy," he said. "The guy we finished second to both nights (Keith Rauch) is Todd's cousin. They raced sprints and midgets all over together. Todd said if I can run up front with him the wins will come. And Mark, who turns the wrenches on that car and on Brad Loyet's car, told me I have a bunch of wins coming so that made me feel good."

The weekend began on Friday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo. Taylor won his heat race from sixth in dominating fashion before he maneuvered from sixth to a second-place finish in the feature.

"When that track gets a lot of water it gets very tacky and fast," he said. "It was fun … hammer down all night. I just got beat by experience. The car was just a little tight all night."

On Saturday Taylor competed at I-76 Speedway, where he maneuvered from seventh to fourth place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"They watered the track a lot, but Todd said he knew it would slick off and told me to make adjustments throughout the feature," he said. "The car was tight early and I started turning the dial and got going. I got to fourth and the first and second-place guys took each other out so we ended up second again. The guy that builds our engines said he never had a driver finish up front like that on consecutive nights so we know we're going in the right direction."

Taylor has a very busy schedule the next couple of weeks. He will be back in the midget this Saturday for an RMMRA event at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. The following week he will run his 305ci sprint car July 1-2 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., with the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) before competing on July 3 at WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., with the URSS and July 4 at El Paso County Speedway with the 305 sprint in the Colorado Alliance Tour.

"The more seat time the better," he said. "We planned about 45 races this year and that will keep me sharp all year."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo. - Heat: 1 (6); Feature: 2 (6).

June 18 - I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. - Heat: 4 (7); Feature: 2 (10).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 13 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., with the RMMRA

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Greg Schaefer and Industrial Manufacturing & Machine

"We bought our very first race car from Greg and he helped us put it together," Taylor said. "He helped us get a great start in racing."

Taylor would also like to thank H&H Resurfacing, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company, USA Performance Engines and Hoosier Racing Tires.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Winning Weekend Sweep!

6/20/2016

Scotty Thiel and his Scott Thiel Motorsports team were dominant in the double header weekend with the IRA Sprint Car Series as they would take home the win on Saturday at Plymouth Dirt Track and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway! After starting sixth in the main event at Plymouth, Thiel used his time wisely and would take over the top spot with five laps to go to take home his second win of the season. On Sunday, he started up front and never looked back as he lead all 30 lap of the main event at Angell Park to capture his third win of the season!

A warm weekend of racing presented the Scott Thiel Motorsports #64 team. They traveled to their home track of the Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on Saturday night with the Bumper to Bumper IRA sprint car series. Scotty drew a 10 pill which placed him to go out second in qualifying. After he put down a 12.047 lap time that would hold up to be Quick Time for the night out of the 35 cars in attendance. Thiel would go on to start sixth in the heat race event. He worked the low groove as the field took the green flag. He took his time and let the car work and would eventually move on up through the field. With the help of a couple cautions, Scotty found himself up to the second position on the last restart and would settle for that finish after 10 laps of green flag action. Since Scotty was quick time of the night he would draw the pill for the A-main invert. He picked a 3, which would invert the first three rows and that placed him to start in the sixth position for the nights 30 lap A-main event. As the field took the green for the A-main event, Scotty worked the top side of the track for the first lap then quickly got down to the bottom. He held the fifth position until a caution came out a few laps later. It moved him up to the fourth spot after the restart and he began to work the top side once again as the field went back to green. He charged his way into the third position and began to reel in the leaders. Two more cautions came out throughout the next 15 laps of green flag action. Thiel abided his time and began his charge with seven laps to go. He was right on the heels of the leaders as they approached lap traffic. On lap 24, Scotty slid his way into second in turn two and charged down the back stretch. He built up his momentum in turn one and two and would fly into turn three and slide up into the lead coming out of turn four with five laps to go. He never looked back and pulled away from the field. After 30 laps of action, Scotty would cross the line with his second win of the season! “At the beginning of the race I didn’t think we were worth a shot of powder. This team, they worked their butts off and gave me a car that was going to come around. I really didn’t think we were that good early on. I started working the top as the race went on, working the cushion and it turned around pretty good”, noted Thiel of the late charge. “I want to thank all you fans for coming out tonight. We finally got one at Plymouth with the 410!” exclaimed an elated Thiel.

The team cleaned the car up and prepared for Sunday nights action at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI. 27 cars were in attendance on Sunday and Scotty drew a six pill which put him out second for qualifying. They missed the set up a little bit as he put down a 13.453 lap time which was good enough for 15th quick overall. That placed Thiel to start on the outside front row of the heat race event. The field took the green for the 10 lap heat race event. Scotty settled into the second position down the backstretch and maintained his distance on the leader. After the half way point of the race, Scotty began to reel in the leader by working the top side of the track. As the white flag flew, Scotty dove down to the bottom of turn one and slid up into the lead coming down the back stretch. He would cross the line first and put himself into the nights A-main event and the redraw. The number 5 pill was picked during the redraw which placed Scotty to start on the outside front row of the nights 30 lap A-main event. As the field took the green flag for the main event, Scotty charged through the middle of turn one and would take the lead off of turn two. He continued his charge and would lead lap one of the main event. Scotty began to open up his lead on the field as a caution came out several laps later. On the restart, Thiel did not waste any time and pulled away out front. Within the next five laps, lap traffic began to approach. Scotty charged his way through as one more caution came out with the race half way completed. On the restart, Scotty spun the tires a little bit which allowed the second place car to pull alongside in turn one and two. Thiel did not hesitate and charged back around in turn three and kept the lead as he crossed the line. Lap traffic became a factor again as there was only ten laps left in the race. Scotty kept working the top side and held his distance from the second place car. The white flag flew and Thiel maintained two lap cars between him and the second place car and would charge off turn four to capture his third win of the season and complete his first weekend sweep with the IRA series! Thiel acknowledged his father as the victory lane interview with series announcer Ray Underwood began. “I didn’t buy him a father’s day card so I hope he’s happy with two victories this weekend”, shouted an exhilarated Thiel. “I have to thank the fans for coming out tonight. I hope you had a great father’s day. This is unbelievable I don’t know what to say”, as he embraced his crew in victory lane. “We started on the front row and got it done, it’s something I never thought I’d do. We usually don’t have good luck like that. These crew guys worked their butts off. We didn’t know what to do with the setup and we just went with our gut feelings and it worked out”, Thiel concluded.

Next on tap for the Scott Thiel Motorsports team is this coming Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway with the World of Outlaws!

Keep up to date on all of Scotty’s upcoming events on www.scottythiel.com and also on the Scott Thiel Motorsports social media pages, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports.

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Holly Shelton

Sacramento, CA (June 19, 2016) – Holly and her Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #67k were back in action for a double-header weekend with the USAC National Midget Series for the first-time ever at Riverside International Speedway. affectionately known as “The Ditch”.

Night one of the “40 For Shorty’ weekend kicked off with ProSource Qualifying, where Holly would be the eighth car on the speedway, tripping the clock with the 10th fastest time overall.

Holly found herself starting outside the front row for the Benic Enterprises/Indy Race Parts Second Heat. Holly would find herself in contention, watching the leaders trade massive sliders before slipping to 4th at the checkers.

Holly rolled off outside row 5 for the 30-Lap Preliminary Feature. The race was slowed just once, on lap 3, as NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. attempted to split Chad Boat and Spencer Bayston, making contact with Boat and flipping, but gathered it up and kept going after bringing out the red. From the restart to the checkers, a torrid pace was set, seeing Holly chase KKM teammate Ryan Robinson to the finish, garnering a 11th place finish.

Night Two at “The Ditch” started with a bang literally for Holly, as she sustained moderate front-end damage in Hot Laps.

However, the KKM team went to work, feverishly repairing the car, as Holly was slated to go out first in ProSource Qualifying. Holly answered the call and turned in the 14th quickest time overall, despite the eventful start to her night.

Holly again found herself in the Benic Enterprises/Indy Race Parts Second Heat, starting inside row 4 in 7th. She soldiered on to an 8th place finish, battling fiercely the entire 10 laps.

The “40 For Shorty” 40- Lap Finale found Holly starting outside row 4 in 14th. Things came to an abrupt halt early, as Oklahoma’s Matt Sherrell flipped down the backstretch on the opening lap. Holly charged up through the field before Matt Jones brought out the second red for a set of barrel rolls in Turns 1 & 2 on lap 8. Holly continued to battle and progress through the middle stages of the event before the caution flew on lap 29 for KKM teammate Tanner Thorson, who shredded a tire while leading. The final 11 laps would go green to checkered, as Holly battled with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. chasing him to the line with a 10th place finish after Thorson slipped past both with a new tire late in the event.

Next up for Holly is a double-header weekend with The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series, heading to the tight bullring of Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, IL, this Friday June 24th and the St. Francois Co. Raceway in Farmington, MO, on Saturday June 25th!

As always, Holly would like to thank the following partners for their support – Toyota, Toyota Racing Development, Advanced Racing Suspensions, CSX, IWX Motor Freight, Curb, Mobil 1, Abreu Vineyards, KSE Racing Products, Yamaha, Bosch, Wilwood, BlackBeard and ShellShock!

 

 

NSA Shootout Providing Big Purse, Bonuses and Points Fund for Sprint Car Spectacle

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (June 20, 2016) - The NSA Shootout is offering a lot of money for sprint car drivers.

Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, have teamed up to showcase a six-race event for 360ci winged sprint cars this summer.

Billings Motorsports Park will host doubleheaders on July 15-16 and Sept. 9-10 with the finale of both weekends paying $7,500 to win and $500 to start. The two-day show at Castrol Raceway on Aug. 26-27 is the 61st annual Gold Cup, which is Canada's oldest oval racing event.

"My sole focus is providing opportunities for sprint car drivers and putting on spectacular shows for race fans," Billings Motorsports Park Owner Mike Quigley said. "We are excited to team up with Castrol Raceway for this series, which we expect to garner national attention and bring in some of the top drivers in the country."

In addition to the big purse, the NSA Shootout has declared a bonus system for feature winners. Any driver who wins three of the six NSA Shootout main events will receive a $1,000 bonus. Four A Main victories nets a $1,500 bonus with five triumphs providing a $2,000 bonus. Sweeping all six races is worth an extra $2,500.

Also, Quigley is working on finalizing a points fund for owners and drivers who support the event. Stay tuned for an announcement in the near future providing the details.

All six races will use ASCS rules and the final race on Sept. 10 will be co-sanctioned with the ASCS Frontier Region.

"We want to do what's best for sprint car drivers in Montana and Canada," Quigley said. "The sport continues to grow up here and we're excited to showcase big money events that will draw drivers from across the country."

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

JULY 15 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $2,000 to win

JULY 16 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $7,500 to win, $500 to start

AUG. 26 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Gold Cup

AUG. 27 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Gold Cup

SEPT. 9 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $2,000 to win

SEPT. 10 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $7,500 to win, $500 to start (co-sanctioned with ASCS Frontier Region)

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSA-Shootout-270333829988406/?fref=ts

THE EVENT -

The inaugural NSA Shootout features six total 360ci winged sprint car races - four at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., and two at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - this summer. All races have elevated pay and the event will showcase feature bonuses as well as a points fund.

POINTS FUND -

The points fund for the event is currently being developed. Stay tuned for an announcement.

FEATURE BONUSES -

Any driver who wins three of the six NSA Shootout main events will receive a $1,000 bonus. Four A Main victories nets a $1,500 bonus with five triumphs providing a $2,000 bonus. Sweeping all six races is worth an extra $2,500.

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

Billings Motorsports Park is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY -

Castrol Raceway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

 

 

Eliason Picks Up KWS Top-10 With Van Dyke Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Meeting up with the King of the West Series on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Cory Eliason would see a good night go a little south after a late restart as he finished ninth during the Jimmy Sills Classic.

“We had an eventful night, but still had a pretty fast racecar in the feature event,” Cory Eliason said. “We were all over the leader the first 20-laps but we had a tire seal up under a yellow flag and fell back to finish eighth.”

Timing the Lucas Oil/Hansen Machine/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 5h machine in fifth quickest in time trials, the Kingsburg, CA driver would overcome a steering issue during his heat race to finish in the fourth spot and make himself dash eligible.

Pulling the three pill in the dash draw, Eliason would grid the field from the second row for the sixth lap shootout to set the first four rows for the feature event. Making a move in the dash, Eliason’s second place finish would line him up on the front row for the feature event.

Settling into the second spot when the green lights flashed, Eliason would not make things easy on the race leader as he was all over him from the get go. Getting into traffic, Eliason would look to make his move but would be forced to get out of the gas and allow the leader to pull away.

Running in the second spot when the feature went yellow on the 20th circuit, Eliason would have a tire seal up on him and it would be noticed on the restart as he drifted back through the field trying to make grip on the slick surface. Finding himself back in the ninth spot, Eliason would hang on for the final laps and close his night out with a Top-10 finish.

“I really feel for my guys because we had a way better car than where we ended up,” Eliason added. “Harley and Fez really have this car dialed in right now and I am hopeful we can continue to stay strong when we head north next week.”

The Van Dyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, Hansen Machine, NAAKE Suspension, Maxim Chassis, and Moyle Racing Engines for their support during the year.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 11, Wins-2, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-4

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team will take this weekend off before meeting up with the Lucas Oil ASCS National tour July 1st and 2nd in Elma, WA which will open up their Northwest Speedweek.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Cory Eliason by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

 

 

Sides Sets New Track Record and Nets Top-Five Finish at Brown County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ABERDEEN, S.D. (June 20, 2016) - Everything is starting to flow well for Jason Sides, who scored a trio of top-10 finishes last weekend to give him six top 10s in his last eight World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races.

"It was good that we put together some good runs," he said. "It could have been three nights in the top five, but it could have been a couple of DNFs, too. All in all, it was a good week and it's been getting better. Having some consistency is nice."

The competition was set to begin last Tuesday at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., where rain delayed the event one day. Sides opened Wednesday's action by qualifying 10th quickest before he advanced from fourth to third place - only one spot out of the dash - in a heat race.

That locked Sides into the seventh starting position for the main event.

"We were really, really good," he said. "I drove up through there. We were beating on the door of the top three and a red flag came out. We sat there for a long time for (the officials) to not open it. The tires lost air and that made the car really tight once we restarted so it would bicycle. I think we were third on the restart and fell back to ninth in the last five or six laps."

Sides held on for a ninth-place result.

The team ventured to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Friday. Sides timed in ninth quickest during qualifying and he again placed third in a heat race to miss advancing into the dash by only one spot. This time it lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the feature.

"We passed a few cars," he said. "I think we got to fifth or sixth. We had a couple of red flags so we couldn't keep the tires good and hot. Whether you use a bleeder or not the tires are shrinking. So you go out with one number for stagger. After they get hot and cool off it comes out with a different number for stagger. When you went into the corners there one corner was nice and slick and the other off turn four was kind of wet. When you lose stagger the car gets really tight and wants to bicycle real bad and that's what we did. We were lucky to finish and not be one of the red flags."

Sides ended with an eighth-place finish.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Brown County Speedway, where Sides established a new track record as he set quick time during qualifying. He then won a heat race from the pole position to lock into the dash redraw. Unfortunately, the highest number - six - was drawn. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for the dash.

"We had a good qualifying lap to set quick time and I was pretty decent in the heat race and won it," he said. "We go into the dash draw and they draw the six, putting us on the third row. I didn't realize how rocky the track was because I hadn't been behind anybody. It was really rocky and really dusty and I didn't go anywhere."

Sides placed sixth in the dash to start the main event in that position.

"There wasn't much passing," he said. "Brad Sweet tried running the top when you had to stay on the bottom in turns three and four. When he did that that's where I got him. Then we just ran behind everybody in line."

Sides finished with a fifth-place result, which was his fourth top five of the season.

He will return to World of Outlaws competition this Wednesday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown; Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 9 (7).

June 17 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 8 (9).

June 19 - Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 5 (6).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 18 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown; Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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 - 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.

"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics Inc., BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Third at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night for round no. 5 with the Civil War Series, Andy Forsberg and his C&M Motorsports would be a part of an exciting battle for the lead and ultimately end his night with a third place finish.

“We had a pretty good car, and we hung with Zack Lynskey and Sean Becker for the whole race and got by them at one point, but I just didn’t have the ‘pounce factor’,” Andy Forsberg said.

Timing the PitStopUSA/PT Shocks/Autism Awareness No. 7c machine in third quickest in qualifying time trials, the Auburn, CA driver would race his way to a third place finish during his heat race and transfer into the feature event and earn a berth into the six lap dash.

Lining up in the second row of the dash, Forsberg would chase after Lynskey and Becker who ran just in front of him, but he would settle for a third place finish which put him in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

As the green flag waived, Forsberg jumped into the third spot as he again found himself battling with Lynskey and Becker as the trio broke off into their own pack. The fast paced feature event soon saw the leaders enter lapped traffic and this allowed Forsberg to mount his challenge for the top spot.

The laps would continue to click off in rapid fire fashion and as the race reached the halfway point, Forsberg would get by his two competitors, but would make his pass stick as he would fall back to the third spot.

With the non-stop feature nearing completion, Forsberg would mount a challenge on second running Lynskey in the closing laps, but he would be unable to make a pass stick as he took the checkered flag with a third place finish.

“It was a really fun track to run on, and we could go both high and low,” Forsberg added. “It was another good points weekend for us with the Civil War Series, but we would like to get back into victory lane. Thanks to everyone involved with this C&M Motorsports team for all of their hard work.”

By way of his podium finish, Forsberg and the C&M Motorsports team were able to add to their series point lead by three digits giving them a 13 point lead heading into the Howard Kaeding Classic set for July.

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

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will travel to the Placerville Speedway this coming Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-6, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-14.

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

 

 

Rilat Making Northwest Season Debut This Weekend at Dirt Cup

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (June 20, 2016) - Travis Rilat will make his Northwest season debut this weekend at the 45th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup.

Rilat is set to drive for Richard Saumure this Thursday through Saturday during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"We always enjoy racing in the Northwest and going back to Skagit," Rilat said. "We've run well there in the past and have won at the track so that's always a confidence booster."

Rilat powered to the 26th annual Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals preliminary night victory after starting 12th and he claimed a third-place result during the finale last year at Skagit Speedway approximately a month after he pocketed a pair of fifth-place results during the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup.

Rilat also claimed a Dirt Cup preliminary triumph in 2006 and 2012 when the event hosted 410ci winged sprint cars.

Rilat and Saumure have teamed up to earn eight podium finishes and 15 top 10s during 19 races at the high-banked track since the start of the 2013 season.

"We have a good package when we head to Skagit and we have the confidence knowing we can run up front based on our past experience there," Rilat said. "I think the next step for us is to win the Dirt Cup and we should have an opportunity to do that this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 45th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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

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

 

 

Mason Moore Continues To Keep Pace In Civil War Series Points Chase

PETERSEN MEDIA- Mason Moore and his F&F Racing team continue to keep things interesting with the Civil War Series points battle as Moore finished fifth on Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway and sits second in series points as the series nears it’s halfway point for the 2016 season.

“I really have to thank my guys for all they do,” Mason Moore said. “We don’t get to run Petaluma outside of the two Civil War Series events, and we had really good speed in what was our first visit of the season.”

With 27 cars in the pit area, Moore timed the Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office/LRB Race Products No. x1 machine in second fastest, putting him in a great position for the rest of the night.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Princeton, CA driver would finish in the third spot, putting him in the feature event and also the dash based on his qualifying effort.

Pulling the number five pill during the redraw, Moore would finish in the fifth spot, which placed him in the third row for what would be a non-stop 30-lap feature event.

When things came to life, Moore would find himself battling with Geoff Ensign as the field raced around the Petaluma Speedway. The surface on this night offered teams a little bit of everything and gave the fans their monies worth with cars battling all through the field.

Moore would get into the fourth spot, and begin to go after the lead trio that raced just ahead of him. As the field got into traffic, Moore would close the gap but soon felt pressure from a charging Bradley Terrell.

Moore would do what he could to fend off Terrell but in the closing laps, Terrell would get the spot and Moore would close his night out with a top-five finish.

“I hope the fans enjoyed that because it is pretty rare when you see a race like that go non stop,” Mason Moore said. “It was a good Top-Five finish for us, but we have to start beating the 7c car if we want to make this points battle interesting. I think if we can continue to stay consistent things will stay close and it will be a fun second half to the schedule.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Moore and the F&F Racing team will be in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-2, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-18.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

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MWR/Bryan Clauson – Back in the Wing of Things!
(Bill W) June 20, 2016 – Bryan Clauson was aboard the Matt Wood Racing #17w for the first time in over a month last week, and the team made it count. The Noblesville, Indiana driver drove to his 21st win of the season (he captured #22 Saturday in USAC Midget action at Riverside International Speedway) during ASCS Speedweek at Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also drove a MWR car at both Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma and at Creek County, running 15th both nights. Currently, the team is into their second night of Ohio Speedweek action, competing at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville tonight.

After the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas washed out on Tuesday, the team gathered at Lawton Speedway Wednesday. Bryan ran a strong second in his heat, before lining up fifth for the feature. “We were really fast at Lawton,” he says. “We just suffered a flat there running third, and then we had an issue towards the end, so we pulled off. We were fast, so we felt really good going into Creek.”

At Creek County Thursday, Bryan would roar to a heat win after starting sixth. “We were able to get up through there and get the win, which is obviously, a great start to the night, especially the way the format is,” he says. “We were able to use some of the things we learned there earlier in the year.”

The #17w was the high point car heading into the Qualifiers, where they would start sixth. “We were able to move up through there in the Qualifier,” says Bryan. “We got to second, and we were able to use the race to move around and figure out how we could get better for the feature.”

The high point effort meant Bryan would start on the pole of the feature. “(Kyle) Bellm got through turn one first,” he says. “We were able to move to the top and get going. Once we got our speed up, we got out front. From that point, we needed to minimize our mistakes.”

The bullring presented plenty of action. “Lapped traffic was a little hairy towards the middle of the race, but we caught a yellow,” says Bryan. “We caught back up with it the last couple of laps to go, but by then we had built up a good lead.”

The win was the team’s second of the year together. They picked up their first at Knoxville Raceway earlier this season. “We felt like we’ve been close a few times,” says Bryan. “We’ve been away from the winged car for a while, so it was nice to get our legs underneath us again with a win.”

That all changes from here on out, as Bryan tackles Ohio Speedweek at Wayne County tonight, Sharon Speedway Tuesday, and Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe Wednesday. Then the team heads to Pennsylvania Thursday at Susquehanna Speedway Park near Newberrytown, and Pennsylvania Speedweek Friday Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown Saturday, Path Valley Speedway Park Sunday and Grandview Speedway near Bechtelsville next Tuesday.

Matt Wood Racing would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality and Restaurant Group, America’s Best Value Inn, Quick Lane and Impact Signs, Awnings & Wraps!

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – ASCS Speedweek Champ!

(Bill W) June 20, 2016 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team continued their momentum as of late, racking up two wins and a Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek title for their 2016 resume. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver won bookends of Speedweek, claiming the opener a week ago Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway near Amarillo, and topping the finale at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri last Saturday. The team is en route to the Pacific Northwest, with Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup first up on the docket this Thursday through Saturday.

After his win at Amarillo and a rainout at Devil’s Bowl Tuesday, Sam and ASCS gathered Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma. “In hot laps, we were really good, but in the heat, the car felt kind of mediocre, to be honest,” he says of his run from sixth to third there. “In the feature (in which he started seventh), we tightened up quite a bit, because we knew it was going to be slick. We were really not very good the first half of the race and dropped back to tenth. I started playing with the wing a little bit, and changed my line a little bit. The more the track started getting cleaned off, you could tell it was going to take rubber, you just didn’t know when.”

At that point, he would start his move forward to second. “I think I found it a little quicker than some of the other guys and I started picking them off,” says Sam. “We were up to third on a restart with five to go. We were able to get by Johnny (Herrera) for second. We were able to stay with (Brad) Loyet. He had found the rubber too, and there was nothing we could really do with him.”

The second place finish set up a date at Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, Oklahoma on Thursday. “It’s definitely not one of my favorite tracks to go to,” says Sam. “We’ve never really run well there. We were skeptical about drawing seventh in our heat race, but we were able to get up to fourth. We weren’t too bad in the heat or the Qualifier (which he won). We were struggling a little bit in the corners.”

The team would go to work and Sam would start fourth in the feature. “We made some changes, and we were really good,” he says. “We got up to second, and the caution came out right after I passed him. That put us back in third, and we never really could get back by them. We battled with Wayne (Johnson) a little bit, and ended up third.”

The Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia was up next on Friday. “We felt Sedalia would go really well,” says Sam. “We’ve been stronger at the bigger places. We just couldn’t get a good start in the heat race. The track was narrow in that first heat especially, and if you didn’t get through one and two well on the start, it made your heat tough. That’s what happened to us and we ended up fourth.”

That sent Sam to the B. “We were able to use the B to figure out a few things on the car (finishing second),” he says. “We were able to get better for the feature. We started 18th, and it was really hard to see the first few laps. You were just hoping you didn’t run over the guy in front of you. We were able to get going, and we were up to 11th or 12th at the midway point. We actually found the bottom at that point, and rolled up to sixth. With two go, I got tight on a restart and that cost us a few spots. We held on for seventh. It wasn’t a bad race, starting 18th and salvaging a seventh.”

Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway, Sam and Brad Loyet would go at it much of the night. “He was in my heat race too, and he was awfully fast there,” says Sam. “He started fifth and won, and I started sixth and got to second. I couldn’t do much with him there. In the Qualifier, we made some adjustments and the track started widening out. We got a couple cars on the start, and that was good enough to start fourth in the feature.”

Sam was pumped for the main event. “I was kind of nervous to start the feature,” he says. “I put a lot of pressure on myself, because I wanted to win that race. I felt we’ve had a few races there where we should have won and we didn’t get it done. I felt like that night was going to be our night. We had to make the right calls, and I had to make the right decisions as a driver. It worked out well.”

The game plan went into action early. “(Matt) Covington and Loyet got to battling going into one, and I went to the top,” says Sam. “We were able to get by Loyet with a good run. We had a caution two or three laps in, and I got another shot at Covington. I got a really good start. He knew that, so he went low to block me going into one there. I just drove to the top and went around him. Once we got out front, our car was really good…the class of the field.”

But Loyet wasn’t going away. “With the top being the dominant line, it made it really tough when you got to traffic,” says Sam. “That allowed Loyet to get right back on my bumper. We battled pretty hard with each other through traffic. It was really good racing, slidejobs back and forth. I got into him once coming off four. I didn’t mean to get into him, but the track was so slick coming off the corner. That’s how we got the lead back, but it’s not how we wanted to do it. We had a restart with five to go, and we were able to drive away in clean air.”

The win was a nice capper for the ASCS Speedweek champion, and the leader in ASCS National points heading to Washington. “It was cool to be as dominant as we were all week,” says Sam. “We finished outside of the top three just once, and that night we went from 18th to seventh. I’d say we had a really good racecar night in and night out. Wheatland put the icing on the cake for us.”

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Jonathan Allard Lands On Another King of the West Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading to the Stockton Dirt Track over the weekend to battle with the King of the West Series, Jonathan Allard would flirt with his first series win of the season, before ending up with a third place finish.

“My guys are doing a heckuva job, and we had a race winning car on Saturday night,” Jonathan Allard said. “We have two more chances this coming week and I think we will be pretty tough.”

With 20 cars in the pit area for the Jimmy Sills Classic that was hosted in Stockton, CA, Allard would time the Tri-C Manufacturing/Walker Performance Filtration/ButlerBuilt backed No. 3c machine in 10th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Allard would pick up the win and earn a berth in the nights’ six-lap dash that would set the first four rows of the feature event. Pulling the six pill, Allard would put on a show in the Dash as he would work his way forward to finish in the third spot and grid the field form the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, JA would run in the third spot as he chased after Mitchell Faccinto and Cory Eliason who ran ahead of him. On the slick surface, Allard would take advantage of a mid race restart that saw him work into the second spot and turn his attention to Faccinto.

With the track taking rubber on the bottom of the speedway, Allard would hit his marks as he continued to hound the young driver who ran just ahead of him. In the race’s waning laps, Allard would get out of the rubber as he tried to make a move, but he would be unsuccessful as he actually lost a spot and now ran in the third spot.

Persistently challenging the lead duo over the last couple laps, Allard would close his night with a third place finish, and move to within 11 points of the KWS point lead.

“It wasn’t the result we came to get, but it was another step in the right direction,” Allard added. “We were able to start up front and run in the lead pack for all 30-laps. We are getting better each night out, and I owe it all to this team.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, Walker Performance Filtration, ButlerBuilt, All American Powder Coating, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, 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.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-29, Wins-6, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-19.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will spend this weekend with the King of the West Series as they are slated to be at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night and at the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night.

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

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Justyn Cox 11th With King of The West Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a weekend off from 410ci racing, Justyn Cox and his Cox Family Racing team met back up with the King of the West Series at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night where the Clarksburg, CA pilot finished in the 11th spot.

“It was kind of a mediocre night for us,” Justyn Cox said. “We timed in well and put ourselves in a great spot, but I didn’t take care of business in the heat race, and we just seemed to struggle in the feature.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c entry in eighth fastest in time trials, Cox would battle for the heat race win, but a second place effort would place him in the sixth row for the 30-lap Jimmy Sills Classic feature event.

On a very slick Stockton Dirt Track surface, Cox battled to get his machine to make grip. Searching around the speedway trying to find a line that suited him and his car, Cox would hang right around the Top-10 for much of the race.

Doing all he could on the slick surface, Cox would find himself in the 11th spot as rubber started to down on the speedway. Quickly finding the preferred line, Cox would challenge for a spot in the Top-10 late in the race, but would close his night out in the 11th spot.

“The Dash is so important with this series, we really need to do all we can to get a spot in that night in and night out,” Cox said. “We were in a good spot on Saturday, I just couldn’t get the job done in our heat race. My guys worked hard, and hopefully we can run well this weekend. I know I am really looking forward to Calistoga on Saturday night.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, LRB, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, Swimming Pool Perfections, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2016!

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Justyn Cox and his team will be in action with the King of the West Series this weekend as they head to the Ocean Speedway on Friday night and the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night.

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Double Down Willie Croft Fourth In Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the trip to the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night with his Willie Croft Racing No. 29, Willie Croft would have a nice night with the King of the West Series that culminated with a fourth place finish.

“I really forgot how much fun the Stockton Dirt Track is when it goes slick,” Willie Croft said. “We had a good race going and might have had something in the last few laps but we burnt the left rear tire off and lost a little grip.”

Taking part in the Jimmy Sills Classic at the Stockton Dirt Track, Croft timed his Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine in fastest in time trials, putting him in a great position for the night ahead.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Roseville, CA driver would pick up a fourth place finish during his heat race, which safely put him in the nightly dash due to his qualifying effort.

With lady luck not on his side during the dash draw, Croft would find himself with the eight pill, which lined him up in the fourth row of the sixth lap shootout. On the slick Stockton Dirt Track, Croft would pick up a position as a seventh place finish placed him in the fourth row for the 30-lap Jimmy Sills Classic feature event.

When the green flag dropped on the feature event, Croft had his elbows up as he was on the move aboard his FK Rod Ends/Hinchman/Schoenfeld backed machine. Working around the 3/8 mile facility Croft would work well into the top-five and was not quite done.

Battling with Bud Kaeding and Jonthan Allard, Croft would move into the fourth spot as the laps clicked off. With rubber going down on the speedway late in the race, Croft would close in on Jonathan Allard as he looked for a spot on the podium but would admittedly lose grip as his left rear tire wore down.

Able to avoid any major issues due to tire wear, Croft would hang on to finish in the fourth spot.

“I have to thank my guys for all of their help and hard work tonight,” Croft added. “It was a really fun race, and a nice way to build some momentum up before we head north this week.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-4, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Croft will now head to the Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA this Thursday – Saturday to take part in the Dirt Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

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Brad Loyet – Two Wins Cap Successful Speedweek!
(Bill W) June 20, 2016 – A very successful Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek culminated with two wins for Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global #o5 team. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver had a legitimate shot at the championship had a heat race incident beyond the team’s control at Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, Oklahoma not taken place. Despite drawing no heat starting spot better than the third row, Brad finished second in points for the week. Victories were picked up on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma and Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia.

Speedweek started a week ago Saturday, at Route 66 Motor Speedway near Amarillo, Texas. “When we got there, it was bone dry, but they drenched it right before we were to go out for hot laps,” says Brad. “It was a long delay, but it was worth it. We ended up two spots out of the feature redraw, so we started tenth. We were rolling the bottom, but felt like I was better than the cars in front of me. We started blasting the top, and we were able to make it work on the restarts. We were able to pick up a car every couple of laps. We ran sixth. I felt like we had a top five car, so it wasn’t a bad way to start the week.”

A date at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas was a wash Tuesday, and the series rolled into Lawton Wednesday. “Lawton is a place we’ve always run well at, but we’d never won,” says Brad. “We had an awesome car in the heat race, running from eighth to third. We were able to roll the top, and the car worked really nice.”

Brad would draw the three pill for the feature. “The bottom was pretty good, and we ran there about three laps,” he says. “We were fourth and I felt we had a better car than the guys in front of me. We put it up top, and two laps later, we were in the lead. That was pretty much the end of it there. Lapped traffic got a little tricky, and I noticed they were running a little lower. They were finding some rubber, so we moved down there. The yellow came out with five to go, and we just ran in the rubber the rest of the way. It was nice to finally get a win and have things go our way.”

At Creek County, things would not go the team’s way. Brad would start sixth in the heat. “We were up to third,” he says. “The caution came out, which put us back in fourth. (Channin) Tankersley had crashed and an official had pulled their four-wheeler onto the track. Their toolbox fell out on the track and there were screwdrivers and sockets out there. They didn’t all get picked up, and we cut a tire instantly. It took five minutes to hook me up on the wrecker. We got it changed, but they wouldn’t let us back out. With the Qualifier format, which is supposed to give you a second chance…we didn’t even make their 30-car cut so we didn’t even get to run that.”

That sent him to the back of the B. “It was just bad luck, none of which was our fault,” says Brad. “We had to start at the back of the B and made it up to fourth, one spot out of the transfer. That pretty much killed our hopes of winning Speedweek. Since there are no points for running the feature, we elected to take a lap and pull in.”

Things turned around quickly at Sedalia Friday. “We were looking forward to getting back to Sedalia,” says Brad. “Since talking to Matt Hummel, we’ve found something we really like with our shocks on the big tracks. We were able to go from seventh to third in the heat, which was enough to get in the redraw.”

Brad would start outside row two for the main event. “We fell into second pretty quickly,” he says. “It was one of those nights where you know the car is good. It was just perfect. It was rotating so nice up there on top. We were gaining on them slowly, and we got to lapped traffic. We were able to make a move at that point and slide into the lead. At the exact same time, a rock, which must have come off his car, hit our nose wing. That put the nose wing down on the down tubes. I thought, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’”

He would have his work cut out for him in the final laps. “That made the car a little tighter on entry, which at times helped me,” says Brad. “But if I hit it wrong, it was a handful for sure. Luckily, we were able to hold on. There was a yellow as I was going down the back straightaway on the white flag lap. On the restart, the left rear tire was shaking really bad, and I knew the tires were killed. We were able to hold on though. It was cool, because my crew guys from thirty minutes away from there. There were a lot of friends and family in the stands. The tires were shot though!”

Speedweek concluded Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. “We’ve been really good at Wheatland the last few years,” says Brad. “We look at our notes from three years ago there, and we’re doing the same things. In the heat, we started in the third row again. We were able to get by Steven Russell, who blew up there, and go ahead and get the win. That made us high-point driver for the Qualifiers, which I’m not a big fan of. We started sixth in that, and ran third. That ended up being enough to put us on the pole of the feature.”

Brad would start alongside Matt Covington. “On the start, Covington and I took off about as even as we could,” he says. “He had just a little more than me. I was trying to get to the bottom, and he pinched us just enough that we couldn’t rotate it. That pushed me up the racetrack, and Sam (Hafertepe) got around me at that point. We were able to get by Covington about five or ten laps in. We ran Sam down in traffic. He was better than us in the open, but in traffic, we were better. We were able to slide him for the lead twice. The one time, he was able to turn back under me. The second time, I overdrove it, and jumped the curb. That was pretty much it then, and we ended up second.”

Overall, it was a very successful week for the #o5 team and they seem to have their ASCS bad luck behind them. “We had two wins, and a second,” says Brad. “The way I look at it, the worst finish we had, that was under our control was a sixth.”

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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.

 

 

STEWART GOES WIRE-TO-WIRE FOR FATHER'S DAY WIN

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 20, 2016) - The Larson Marks Racing team headed north this weekend for two nights of racing in the Dakotas. Shane Stewart advanced seven positions Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for a 4th-place finish. On Father's Day, Stewart started on the pole of the feature event for the first time this season and led all 35 laps to earn the team's fifth win of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.

Coming off of Wednesday night's win at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., Stewart qualified 11th and finished third in his heat race Friday night at River Cities Speedway. After starting 11th in the feature event, Stewart was up to sixth by lap 10. In the closing laps, Stewart raced his way up to fourth, earning the team another top-five finish.

After a rare Saturday off, the Larson Marks team unloaded at Brown County Speedway on Sunday for their first ever visit and the World of Outlaw's first trip since 1985. The Bixby, Okla. native timed in fifth quickest in qualifying and finished second in his heat race. For the first time this season, Stewart won the dash to earn the pole starting position for the feature event. He went on to lead every circuit of the 35-lap feature event to earn the team's fifth win of the 2016 World of Outlaws season.

"Having Jenn and Nixon here makes it that much more special," said Stewart, who was joined in victory lane by his girlfriend and their young daughter. "Track position was just everything tonight. My guys gave me a great car all night, and we finally got a dash draw that benefitted us and we were able to take advantage of it. I just can't thank everyone that is involved with this team enough. I've got to thank [co-owners] Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson], ENEOS, Go-Pro, American Born Moonshine, Tommy Rider does a great job on our motors and Cool Chassis. It's a pleasure to drive the No. 2 day in and day out; it's really a dream come true."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Wednesday night at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: River Cities Speedway DATE: June 17, 2016 QUALIFYING: 11th HEAT RACE: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 11th FEATURE FINISH: 4th

TRACK: Brown County Speedway DATE: June 19, 2016 QUALIFYING: 5th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 2nd DASH FINISH: 1st STARTING POSITION: 1st FEATURE FINISH: 1st

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 46 WINS: 7 TOP-FIVES: 24 TOP-10s: 39 NEXT RACE: The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Wednesday night at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Kemenah Showing Consistency Early in Ohio Speedweek
By: Joe Burrage

Findlay, OH – (June 20, 2016) – Consistency is the name of the game for Chad Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team so far this season and things have not changed during the first three rounds of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek Presented by Cometic Gasket.

Kemenah kicked off the Ohio Speedweek at the Attica Raceway Park with an impressive third place finish. Kemenah started the feature on the inside of the second row and had a race long battle with Kyle Larson and Attica Raceway Park veteran Byron Reed. Kemenah and Reed battled for three quarters of the feature before Byron Reed would take command of the second position. Kemenah would cross the finish line in third place.

“We had a good car tonight, but Byron Reed and Kyle Larson were just a tad better than us tonight,” said Kemenah. “It was a good race, I tried to move around on the track to get around Kyle (Larson) and Byron (Reed) but I was unable to find the right combination to move forward. The Ohio Speedweek is a fun time of the year and right now we are taking it one race at a time. I have to thank Rob and Rita Hunter for putting this deal together, along with Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Maxim Chassis, Seneca Energy Corp, Elite Wings, Champion Racing Oil, DKW Transport, JRC Transport, and Kistler Racing Engines for all of their support. I know my brother Brian and the team will have this car ready to go tomorrow night.”

On Saturday the Hunter Racing Team were in action at the Waynesfield Raceway Park. Starting in the 12th Position for the 40-Lap Feature, Kemenah had time to move forward but had to stay clear of trouble the first few laps of the race. Kemenah managed to stay clear of trouble and make his way to the front. Kemenah did not have a set line and he used the entire racing surface to secure a fourth place finish when the 40-Lap feature was completed.

“Starting in the 12th Position was not the place to be tonight,” said Kemenah. “Once we got in a rhythm the car really responded all over the track that allowed us to move forward. We were not pleased with our starting position but we kept a close eye on the track and Brian (Kemenah) had this car dialed in. The track had multiple racing lines and to capture a fourth place finish from the 12th starting position is huge especially in Speedweek competition because one slip can out there can cost you. Right now we are just taking it one race at a time and we are learning more and more every time we race.”

The All Stars were back at the Millstream Speedway, a track that is very close to home for Chad Kemenah and his family. Kemenah was fast from the start of the feature and led a handful of laps before defending series Champion Dale Blaney was able to pass Kemenah on Lap-21 for the lead. Kemenah was able to stay close to Blaney as the feature continued but he was unable to attempt a pass on the Hartford, Ohio driver.

“That was a crazy race, we had multiple battles for the lead early in the race and it was unfortunate that Cap Henry and I made a little contact there but we were racing each other pretty hard,” said Kemenah. “Our car was good but Dale Blaney was able to get us there late in the race and I thought we had something for him again later in the race but we were unable to get the momentum going to make that happen. I can’t complain so far about our Speedweek, we have been running good and you have to stay consistent not only during Speedweek but during the season as well. We are very close to getting another win here soon and were going to keep working on this car to get it better for Wayne County Speedway. I have to thank all of our supporters for making this happen, Rob and Rita Hunter have been great and we are going to keep pushing for more wins, were close very close.”

 

 

DAVE BLANEY SCHEDULED TO JOIN ALL STAR OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK COMPETITION TUESDAY AT SHARON SPEEDWAY

PENGILLY, Minn. (June 20, 2016) – Dave Blaney is looking forward to getting back into the cockpit of the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body shop 71M sprint car Tuesday, June 21, to join the Arctic Cat All Stars at Sharon Speedway.

“We’re excited to get back into night five of Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition,” said Blaney. “We drove a Modified at Brewerton Speedway (New York) Friday, June 17, and we felt really good. We started the feature in the 24th and last position since the field was set based on points. We raced to 11th place.

“Sharon is a track where we have raced a lot through the years and we are ready to tackle the competition.”

The Blaneys are one of three families that own Sharon Speedway.

If all goes according to plan, the Buckeye Bullet will race with the All Stars Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park and Saturday night at Eldora Speedway.

Blaney was injured at Eldora May 6 in a serious qualifying accident during World of Outlaws competition. He made an appearance at Weedsport Speedway May 22 but didn’t feel comfortable behind the wheel of the 71M.

“I have kept in constant contact with Dave,” said team owner Dan Motter, “and he is upbeat and ready to hit the dirt. He sounds very excited.

“I know it’s hard for any racer to sit on the sidelines and watch the competition, but I have a lot of respect for him for not pushing to get back out before he was totally ready.

“As a team owner, I’m as excited as he is to get back into the thick of it. Plus his enthusiasm is contagious. I believe our gladiator is ready to go back into battle.”

 

 

Starks Picks Up Third Straight Triumph and Fifth of Season

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 20, 2016) - Trey Starks scored his third straight victory last Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway.

The triumph gives him five wins this season at five different tracks - all in the last 14 races - and it was his first at the quarter-mile bullring since May 2015.

The night began just as strong as it ended with Starks setting quick time during qualifying.

"We drew the highest pill so we were last out, but Brian Crockett had the track sealed up pretty good because they were going to get some rain," he said. "I knew it wasn't going to matter where we went out because the track was pretty equal for everybody."

Starks then advanced from fourth to second place during a trophy dash, which had no effect on the remainder of the race program. He maneuvered from sixth to second place in a heat race to lock himself into the feature redraw, where he came out starting on the pole for the 30-lap main event.

"I just knew I had to get a good start and set a really good pace because I had guys like Roger Crockett behind me," he said. "We jumped out to the lead early. The track was real, real wide. The cushion was basically over the edge and the bottom was real narrow. It was a really good and racy race track. I tried to keep track of the track and make sure I was on the fastest part of the track at all time. The groove was changing throughout the race."

Starks was effective in the lead as he picked up his third win in the last two seasons at Cottage Grove Speedway.

He will return to action this Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 45th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's great to be running good when one of the biggest races around home is coming up," he said. "We've been to Skagit Speedway once this year and we won. I feel pretty confident."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 18 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 1; Dash: 2 (4); Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 5 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 45th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup 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 Blue Dot Fabrications, SpeedMart, Security Race Products, King Racing Products and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Jackson Motorplex Hosting AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during Tripleheader Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 20, 2016) - Jackson Motorplex is heading into its most diverse weekend of the season.

The recently renovated facility will showcase a tripleheader featuring the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars on Thursday and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday. The weekend will be capped on Saturday with the weekly IMCA program.

The action begins on Thursday when the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars will invade the half-mile oval. Bryan Clauson, Robert Ballou, Chris Windom, Kevin Thomas Jr., Chad Boespflug, Brady Bacon, Scotty Weir, Chase Stockon, Dave Darland and Thomas Meseraull have each won at least once with the series this season.

Bacon enters Thursday's event with a 29-point lead over Meseraull in the championship standings.

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars and Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods are also on the card that night.

Friday's program will showcase the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, which brings points leader Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, David Gravel, Joey Saldana, Jason Johnson, Jason Sides, Logan Schuchart, Paul McMahan, Greg Wilson and Jacob Allen as full-time competitors.

The Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League will also be in action as well as the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars. Craig Dollansky holds a slim lead over Danny Lasoski in both the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars and the National Sprint League championship standings.

Tickets for Thursday are $25 adult general admission, $22 for seniors ages 65 and older, $12 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $35. Thursday tickets are available at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com or fans can visit the track office between noon - 5:00 p.m. through this Wednesday to purchase advance tickets. Also, if teams want to use a wristband from last Friday's rained out event it will be honored for Thursday's show.

Tickets for Friday are available at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=122 or by calling 815-344-2023.

The pits are slated to open at 4:30 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps will begin around 7:30 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday.

Speed Shift TV is providing live Pay-Per-View video of the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars event on Thursday athttp://www.SpeedShiftTV.com and DIRTVision will have live audio of Friday's program at http://www.DIRTVision.com.

Saturday's program at Jackson Motorplex will include the Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and IMCA stock cars.

Tickets for Saturday are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

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

UP NEXT -

THURSDAY: AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars, Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars and Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Modifieds

FRIDAY: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series featuring Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars and the National Sprint League and the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

Saturday : Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and IMCA stock cars

TICKET INFO -

THURSDAY : $25 for adult general admission; $22 for seniors ages 65 and older; $12 for students ages 13 to 18; free for children ages 12 and younger; $35 for pit pass

FRIDAY : https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=122 or call 815-344-2023

SATURDAY : $12 for adults; $10 for seniors ages 65 and older; $6 for students ages 13 to 18; free for children ages 12 and younger; $30 for pit pass

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 

 

The Beat Goes on Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 20, 2016) – The championship battles at Dodge City Raceway Park are heating up just as quickly as the summer temperatures as we reach the midway point of the 2016 season.

Championship chase action continue Saturday night, with H&H Roofing of Larned, KS, presenting the card that features IMCA Modifieds along with IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Admission to Saturday’s racing action that fires off at 7:30 p.m. is just $10 for adults.

The Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars get the weekend off to prep for the following weekend’s “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial on July 1-2 that offers up $2,000 to win for the URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car ranks along with a $10,000 winner’s share for the NCRA Sprint Cars.

The track’s remaining divisions get the 3/8-mile clay oval to themselves this Saturday with Nick Link, Kevin Tabor, Michael Pepper and Cody Davis leading the way into the night.

Rolla’s Nick Link posted another top five finish this past weekend to extend his IMCA Modified points lead to 56 points over Kevin Gray with Ryan Heger and Kale Beavers tied for third another 16 points back. William Nusser rounds out the top five just another five points back.

Clay Sellard and Mike Lunow have traded one-two finishes over the past two weekends with Lunow turning the tables on Saturday night after chasing Sellard to the stripe the previous weekend.

Parity continues to prevail in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks with Jeremy Sigler becoming the 16th different winner in the last 18 events this past weekend. The battle for the title is tightening up as well with Dodge City’s Kevin Tabor just 15 points ahead of Brian May as three-time and defending champion Jeff Kaup of Woodward is back to within 33 points of the lead.

Lakin’s Michael Pepper has reeled off three wins in the last four outings in pursuit of second consecutive IMCA Stock Car title while Bucklin’s Cody Davis used his third win of the season this past weekend to recapture the IMCA Hobby Stock points lead by just fiver markers ahead of Laverne, Oklahoma’s Matt O’Hair.

Tickets to Saturday’s DCRP championship chase action presented by H&H Roofing of Larned, KS, are just $10 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

Information regarding H&H Roofing is available at http://handhroofingks.com/.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Hirst Sixth at Stockton Dirt

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night, Kyle Hirst and his Tarlton Motorsports team would pick up a sixth place finish at the Stockton Dirt Track.

“We don’t see the Stockton Dirt Track get as slick as it did on Saturday night very often, so we tried a couple of things in the feature event and we were just okay,” Kyle Hirst said.

With 20 cars checked in for the inaugural Jimmy Sills Classic, Hirst would time the Roth Motorsports/Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc. No. 21x machine in fourth fastest during qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of the first heat race, Hirst would finish in the third spot and move into the night’s dash where the five pill would place him in the third row for the six-lap event.

Finishing in the fifth spot, the Paradise, CA driver would line up in the third row for the 30-lap A Main event. When the action came to life, Hirst would slick back a little as he found himself racing with Willie Croft and Craig Stidham.

Continuing to work around the slicked off Stockton Dirt Track, Hirst would soon find himself in a torrid battle with Justin Sanders as he worked his way back towards the Top-Five.

With rubber starting to go down on the speedway, Hirst would get into the sixth spot, where he would end up taking the checkered flag on this night.

“I have to thank all the guys on this Tarlton Motorsports team for their hard work,” Hirst said. “They had both cars in action on Friday night, and then we had the KWS race on Saturday, so it was a busy weekend for them. We had a decent night, and hopefully we can get back to victory lane this coming weekend.”

Kyle Hirst and the Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Motorsports, Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., 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 2016 season.

ON TAP: Kyle Hirst and the Tarlton Motorsports team will be at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, and at the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-2, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

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Badger Midgets & Micros at Seymour Sunday
“Challenge in the Northwoods” first at track since 1974

By Bryan Gapinski
Seymour, Wis., June 20---For the first time in over forty-years midget auto racing returns to Seymour Raceway Park on Sunday Night June 26. The Mid-State Equipment /Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series invade the 1/3/ mile banked clay oval for the “Challenge in the Northwoods”.
This season marks the 80th year of sanctioning midget auto racing for the organization, oldest in the country. Brandon Waelti winner of the most recent feature on June 19 at Angell Park Speedway is atop the series point standings heading into the event.
The 600 micros are also on the evening’s events and will feature a co-sanctioned event by the POWRi North Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series presented by Cab Construction & Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass. Norm Ehrke aims for his third straight feature victory.
Badger sanctioned an event at Seymour on Saturday afternoon July 20, 1974 when the track was a half-mile in length. Kevin Olson won the feature finishing ahead of fast qualifier Bob Walldan, Jim Hill, Jim Clement and Bill Ripp. It also marked the first career Badger feature win of Olson’s Hall of Fame career.
The two open wheel divisions join the tracks regular Sunday Night divisions: Street Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, and Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars. Pits open at 3 p.m. with grandstands at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 6 p.m. Seymour Raceway Park is located on the Outagamie County Fairgrounds at 637 N. Main Street, in Seymour.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour begin its Western Swing this weekend at Raceway 7 and Stateline Speedway
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider

(Coneaut, OH) After visiting tracks from all over in New York, along with facilities in Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada. The A-Verdi Storage Containers and Mike Emhof Motorsports Patriot Sprint Tour is heading west to the Raceway 7 in Coneaut, Ohio, on Friday, June 24, and then the New Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY on Saturday, June 25.
The two races are Round No. 9 and No. 10 of the Patriot Sprint Tour American Series championship where Jared Zimbardi is still the current point leader over Dane Lorenc, Paul Habeck, Dave Just and Tyler Graves.
This is the fourth straight season the series visits the Ohio based racetrack where three different winners have made it into victory lane including Jared Zimbardi, Chuck Hebing and last year’s winner Bryan Howland.
This is the 14th time in series history that the tour makes a stop at Stateline Speedway, where ten different drivers have seen victory lane. Those winners include: Tom Taber, George Suprick, Rich Swarthout, Chuck Hebing, Bryan Howland, Blake Breen, Jared Zimbardi, Bubba Broderick, Tommy Wickham, and last year’s PST-American Series champion Sammy Reakes IV.
Both shows this weekend will be presented by Bonnell’s Auto Group of Fairview and Erie, PA. Scott Bonnell, a former Patriot Sprint Tour Competitor has been a mainstay marketing partner with the series for the past number of seasons. They are a AAA-approved auto collision center, meeting the highest standards in accident repair, automobile painting, competency, reliability, cleanliness, overall experience and fair pricing. Their certified technicians will give you the very best when it comes to auto repair. You can visit connellscollision.com for more information.
Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com and to ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook. You can also follow @PatriotSprints on Twitter and Instagram for up to date information on 2016 season.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling Sprint Car series that visits facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Extra Notes:
Raceway 7
GPS Address: 4094 Center Rd, Conneaut, OH 44030
History:
8/30/13 - Jared Zimbardi
5/30/14 - Chuck Hebing
5/29/15 - Bryan Howland

Stateline Speedway
GPS Address: 4150 Kortwright Rd, Jamestown, NY 14701
History:
5/3/03 - Tom Taber
6/18/05 - George Suprick
5/27/06 - Rich Swarthout
6/16/07 - Chuck Hebing
8/23/08 - Bryan Howland (Delayed from 6/21)
8/23/08 - Blake Breen
6/27/09 - Jared Zimbardi
8/29/09 - Bryan Howland
6/19/10 - Bubba Broderick
8/28/10 - Bryan Howland
5/28/11 - Jared Zimbardi
5/26/12 - Tommy Wickham
5/23/15 - Sammy Reakes IV

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Bloomington Makes Three Wins in a Row with MOWA!
(Bill W) June 20, 2016 – Jerrod Hull and the Heartland Trailer Manufacturing/Neal Tire #12 team racked up their third win in a row with the MOWA series last Friday night at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana. The Sikeston, Missouri driver charged from sixth and won a good battle with Hunter Schuerenberg for his 22nd career feature win with the series. The team has this weekend off before tackling Granite City, Illinois and Haubstadt, Indiana with the MOWA series over the Fourth of July weekend.
Twenty-five cars were on hand at Bloomington. “We started off pretty well,” says Jerrod. “We timed in sixth quick. That was fine. As long as you’re in the inversion, you have a 50/50 shot at starting on the front row.”

Quick timer Kody Kinser drew an inversion of four for the heat races, putting Jerrod inside row two of the final heat. “We were able to get around a car early to run second in the heat race,” he says. “You need to finish in the top two to be in line for the feature redraw. They drew a four, so we ended up starting sixth.”

He would surge forward right away. “We took off early,” says Jerrod. “Scott (Bonar) had the car pretty nice. We were able to get by a couple of cars on the first lap and get into fourth. We battled with AJ (Bruns) for two or three laps for third. We settled in there and got into lapped traffic. We were right there with the two leaders. The caution came out. On the restart, we were able to get to second. There were two good grooves. The cushion was way up there. You could run the bottom. On the restarts, I could go right through the middle too.”

In the latter stages, the race came down to two Sikeston drivers. “Hunter and I had a really good battle,” says Jerrod. “We had some slidejobs back and forth. It was really fun, just a blast. We ended up getting the lead, and I was sure that I had led for a couple of laps when the caution came out. But they put us back in second.”

The set up a two-lap Dash for the win. “We lined up behind Hunter and we were able to get a run underneath him coming out of turn two,” says Jerrod. “Hunter had gotten into traffic a little and messed his nose wing up. That got him a little tight on the cushion. He got balled up a little, and that gave us a good run on him. We moved back to the top and led the last couple laps. The car was working really well, pretty much all over the track. I was moving the wing around to find out where it liked it, and the last couple laps I was the most comfortable I’d been the whole race.”

Jerrod was satisfied with his win from row three on the Bloomington bullring. “It’s always fun to win them, but when you have to work for them a little bit, it’s a lot more fun,” he says. “Hunter did a great job. He’s been really fast, and I know he’ll get his share. We’ll take ours, because you never know how long it’s going to last. It’s going good right now though, and we’ll make what we can out of it. We’ll take this weekend off and send the shocks (Super Shox) back to Brian (Goscinski) so he can go through them and make sure everything’s good to go for the July 4 weekend.”

 

 

SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES & PALM HARBOR HOMES NIGHT at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY - JUNE 25

Kilgore, TX (6/20/16) by DarinShort.com. On the heels of a very exciting and successful opening event June 11th, the Milestone Electric Sprint Car Bandits Series (SCB), are now poised to invade the 1/3 mile high-banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on Saturday June 25th during Palm Harbor Homes night. An excellent sprint car purse of right at $13,000 is posted, and a great field of sprint car drivers from throughout the region can be expected...and nearly $23,000 total will be distributed in purse money to all divisions racing that night.

The SCB has added $3,240 in cash to the Series base purse structure - at no added cost to the racers, fans or the track. And race fans can visit the Palm Harbor Homes display behind the grandstands to win prizes, spin the prize wheel & visit with the Palm Harbor Homes reps about their latest offerings in their industry leading modular homes.

Here is the complete SCB payback for LoneStar Speedway A-feature, 25 laps: $2,000 - $1,200 - $1,000 - $700 - $600 - $450 - $420 - $415 - $410 - $405 - $400...to start. Any non-qualifier or non-starter will receive $100.

Joining the SCB on Saturday, June 25th at LoneStar Speedway will be a complete program for the high-powered LSS Modifieds ($1,000/win), Factory Stocks ($300/win), Limited Modifieds ($500/win); plus FWD 4-Cylinders will round up the 5-division racing program. Rules and complete payback by division are posted at the LSS website under 'resources.'

Adult tickets (ages 12-64) to this huge event are just $15! Kids ages 6-11 are $5 with Military/Seniors $13. Pit passes for this very special event are remaining at $30 for all ages.

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. Their web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and search for them on Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway Fan Page."

The pit area on June 25th opens by 4pm with the main grandstand opening at 6pm, draw cutoff at 7pm, hot laps at 7:30pm and racing at 8pm.

Series promoter Steve Lang comments: "We had lost some events to rain this season, so we're taking those sponsor dollars and applying them to our June events, as we did this past Saturday at Superbowl Speedway. Our series really doesn't have much overhead, so we can truly make effective use of the sponsor funds that we've received...and there's no better use of those funds than to pass them along in the form of increased competitor purses."

Lang continues: "Plus, Darin Short is adding to that by unveiling his 'Free Pass to the Feature' award, which is really unique, simple and exciting."

Here's how the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature works:

-Any SCB driver that finishes outside of a transfer spot to the A-feature (after the B-feature) will have their names thrown in a hat, and the drivers name that gets pulled out will forgo their "$100 Non-qualifier status" and become the 21st starter in the feature race - and in this case - it pays $400 to start!

-Eligible drivers must finish the B-feature to be considered for drawing. (In other words, let's say 9 cars finish the B-feature, and the first 4 transfer to the A. That means those 5 drivers are normally done for the night. However, with this award, drivers finishing in 5th through 9th in the B-feature will be eligible drivers for the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature award.)

Race fans can expect a great mix of young and veteran drivers competing with the Sprint Car Bandits. The following 61 drivers have submitted their SCB driver registration confirming their intent to compete in the series in 2016:

Austin Mundie, Blake Mallory, Brad Queen, Brad Welborn, Brandie Jass, Brandon Corn, Brandon Long, Bruce Griffith (car owner) Bryson Oeschger, Chad Wilson, Chance McCrary, Charlie McDonald, Chase Brewer, Chase Parson, Chris Douglas, Chris Kelly, Claud Estes III, Cody Whitworth, Colby Estes, Colby Hudspeth, Colton Goodwin, Dale Wester, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Woods, Ed Keaton, Gary Floyd, Jerry Bell, Jason Howell, Joe Wood Jr, John James (car owner), John Carney II, John Kelly, Johnny Miller, Junior Jenkins, Justin Fifield, Justin Melton, Justin Zimmerman, Kevin Barksdale, Koby Barksdale, Kyle Jones, Larry Howery, Larry Long, Logan Payne, Marcus Thomas, Mark Huddleston, Mark Rogers, Michael Kostic, Michael Lang, Michelle Melton, Payton Williams, Raven Culp, Robert Byrom, Robert Vetter, Rodney Henderson, Russ Fletcher, Ryan Hall, Ryan Padgett, Shawn Mize, Sterling Hoff, Steve Elliott, Tucker Doughty and Tyson Hall.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Milestone Electric, B-Tactical, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, MalloryPrint.com and Palm Harbor Homes - and with each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 61 have already submitted their registration information to the SCB, indicating their intent to compete with the series in 2016. Series rules are posted at the link below.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the brand new event flyer for LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, June 25th.

You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits and on Twitter by searching 'Sprint Car Bandits'.

As of the time of writing, here's the latest official SCB event schedule - and note that there are some new dates still in negotiation, which will be released when officially booked.

Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Dates Schedule, as of 6/20/16:

March 12 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (rained out)

April 16 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX (rained out, postponed to 4/23)

April 23 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX (rained out)

April 29 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX (rained out)

June 11 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Michael Lang)

June 25 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win and $400/start

July 2 - 85 Speedway Ennis, TX (plus Fireworks)

July 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX

July 15 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX

July 30 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX

August 13 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX

September 17 - East Texas Speedway, Petty, TX

Race teams, reminder: If you are a race team that intends on racing with the SCB this season, take a moment to go to the series website and register your team by June 24th - it's free. It takes just a moment to do, and is mandatory to complete a day prior to competing in order to avoid paying an $300 at-track registration fee, as the SCB is not a 'just show up and race' series.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is dedicated to help bringing back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them.

Thank you to the drivers, area racetracks and sponsors for their strong support of this new series. We're looking forward to having another great night of racing when the Sprint Car Bandits series takes on the high banks of LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, June 25th!

 

 

Quick Hits: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — June 20, 2016 — The Seventh Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin is this coming weekend for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Last year, four drivers traded the lead in the 40-lap race, with seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, coming from the 10th starting spot to win in one of the most thrilling races of the season. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 25, which is the series’ first visit of the season to Wisconsin.

Tied for the Top Spot

Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana have each won three times at Beaver Dam Raceway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in their careers, which leads all drivers. Both won for the first time at Beaver Dam Raceway in 2003. Pittman, who set the track record in 2001, which still stands 15 years later, picked up his second win at the track in 2005. The 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion won for the third time at Beaver Dam in 2007. Saldana won his second race at the track in 2010, in the inaugural Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial. The Indiana native repeated the followed year. Saldana was fastest in time trials in the event last year.

Almost Perfect Attendance

Donny Schatz has competed in 21 of the 22 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races contested at Beaver Dam Raceway over the years. The only event he missed was the Outlaws visit to Beaver Dam in 1996, which was a year before Schatz joined the series full-time. In his career at the third-mile, the North Dakota native has a pair of wins, along with 16 top-10 finishes, of which 11 are top-five performances. Schatz, who won last year at Beaver Dam, was victorious for the first time at the track in 2002.

Instantly Up to Speed

Shane Stewart made his first appearance at Beaver Dam Raceway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2003 and finished second. He returned in 2004 and finished eighth at the high-banked bullring and was fourth in 2005. After racing at Beaver Dam in 2008, Stewart did not return to the track until last season, when he led the first 11 laps of the 40-lap main event, before finishing fourth. The veteran driver was second-fastest in time trials in his return to Beaver Dam Raceway in 2015.

One Extreme to the Other

Brad Sweet, who won the 2014 Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in what was one of the gutsiest drivers in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series history, after a vicious accident the night before, left his car torn in half and him in the hospital with a broken ankle, had more than his fair share of bad luck last year in the race, finishing 22nd. Sweet, who is currently second in points, looks to rebound this year and get back to the form that saw him finish fifth in his debut at the track in 2011, followed by his win in 2014.

Closing In

Paul McMahan has finished sixth or better in each of his last five starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Series at Beaver Dam Raceway, as he chases his first win at the track. The veteran driver finished second in 2010 to start the streak and followed that up with a third-place effort in 2011, a fifth in 2013, a sixth in 2014 and another fifth-place run last year. McMahan has made 14 career starts at Beaver Dam Raceway and has eight top-10 finishes, with five of those being top-five showings. The Californian, who now calls the Nashville area home, is in the midst of his first season driving the No. 7 machine for Destiny Motorsports.

Lots of Laps

Jason Sides, who has followed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the better part of the last decade, has eight career top-10 finishes at Beaver Dam Raceway. He finished a career-best second in just his second start at the track in 2003. Sides earned another top-five finish in 2004, coming home fifth at the high-banked, third-mile. Last year, Sides finished eighth in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, which was his second top-10 finish in his last three starts in the event.

Warming up to Wisconsin

David Gravel, who hails from Watertown, Connecticut, has picked up top-10 finishes in three of his four starts at Beaver Dam Raceway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. He ran seventh last year, which matched his career-best finish at the track, which he also recorded in 2013. Gravel finished eighth in 2014 at Beaver Dam Raceway. The young driver has one win with the series in the state of Wisconsin, with that coming at Wilmot Raceway in 2014.

Chomping at the Bit

The two-car team of Shark Racing is back on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series again in 2016. Last year at Beaver Dam Raceway, Logan Schuchart finished a career-best ninth, while his teammate Jacob Allen was 11th, which was also his best finish at the track. Each of the young drivers has made two appearances in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway over the last two years. The Shark Racing team they drive for his owned by Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, who was one of the original Outlaws. Schuchart is Allen’s grandson, while Jacob Allen is Bobby Allen’s son.

A Few Items in the Notebook

Greg Wilson, who is contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season, has raced once at Beaver Dam Raceway in his career. That start came with the Outlaws in 2006, and he finished a solid seventh. The Ohio native, who is visiting numerous tracks for the first time this year, is currently 11th in points and picked up a win at the Dirt Track at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend. Wilson has also raced in Wisconsin in the past at Wilmot Raceway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, a series he is a two-time titlist with.

Adding a Track to the Resume

Jason Johnson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, who hails from Eunice, Louisiana, will be making his first trip to Beaver Dam Raceway. Last year, he missed the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, due to injury, though, his car was in attendance with three-time series champion Sammy Swindell behind the wheel. Swindell finished 10th in the 40-lap event. Johnson, who is a five-time American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) champion, has raced at numerous tracks from coast-to-coast, and Beaver Dam will add another to this ever-growing list.

Another First Time Visitor

Clyde Knipp, who is also a contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this year with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, will be making his Beaver Dam Raceway debut. The 18-year-old, from California, Missouri, just graduated from high school last month. Knipp is embarking on the remainder of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, after missing races in the spring, while finishing school.

Advance tickets for the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers for the World of Outlaws on Saturday, June 25 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the race track and on race day.

Discount General Admission tickets are available for purchase at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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Quick Hits: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Jackson Motorplex

JACKSON, Minn. — June 20, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set to battle the National Sprint League in Mayhem at the Motorplex presented by Billion Ford at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday, June 24. A solid field of cars will hit the track at the half-mile as they battle for the $10,000 top prize. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series/National Sprint League duel at the recently renovated and now state-of-the-art Jackson Motorplex.

Running up Front

Donny Schatz, the seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion has won twice at Jackson Motorplex in his career and has finished first or second in four of his six starts at the track. In his most recent start at the half-mile in 2014, the North Dakota native finished second. Schatz won for the first time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Jackson Motorplex in 2006, which was his first championship-winning season. He returned to victory lane at the Minnesota oval in 2013. Schatz has an average finish of fourth in six starts at Jackson Motorplex with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Looking to Repeat

Joey Saldana returns to Jackson Motorplex as the defending race winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, having won at the track in 2014. In that race, the native of Brownsburg, Ind., led all 30 circuits to pick up the win over Schatz and Brad Sweet. Saldana has four top-10 finishes at the Jackson Motorplex in six career starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Up to Speed

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won in just his second start at the Jackson Motorplex in 2005. In five starts at the half-mile, the veteran driver has four top-10 finishes. Pittman ran seventh in his most recent start at the track in 2014 and was runner-up in 2013 to Schatz. Pittman, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, has won four races thus far in 2016.

Consistency is Key

Paul McMahan has finished sixth or better in each of his last three starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Jackson Motorplex. He finished a career-best fourth at the track in 2010, was sixth in 2013 and ran fifth in his most recent start at the half-mile in 2014. McMahan is in the midst of his first season driving the No. 7 for the Destiny Motorsports team in 2016.

Veteran Presence

Jason Sides has been going up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for well over a decade now. He is back on the tour in 2016, behind the wheel of his familiar self-owned No. 7S. The veteran from Bartlett, Tennessee, has a pair of top-10 finishes in his career with the series at the Jackson Motorplex. He finished a career-best seventh in 2013 and was eighth in 2010. Sides made his debut at the half-mile in 2004, a year after he claimed the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award.

It’s Been a While

Shane Stewart last raced at the Jackson Motorplex with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2005. He made his first start at the track in 2004, finishing 10th, which to date is his best finish at the track. Stewart and his Larson Marks Racing team, which is co-owned by NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, are in their second full season on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. After winning nine races and finishing second in points in 2015, they are currently third in the standings, with five victories, as they chase their first title.

On the Podium

Brad Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR), made his first and only start at Jackson Motorplex in 2014 and finished on the podium in third. The Californian, who now calls the Charlotte area home, is in his third full season on the road with the KKR team, after competing in a variety of races the previous years, including numerous World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events for the team. Sweet is the currently second in points and has picked up six wins thus far in 2016.

Generation Next

David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen are part of the next generation of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers. All under the age of 25, the trio continues to gain experience at tracks from coast-to-coast. Gravel has made two starts at the Jackson Motorplex, with a best finish of ninth in 2014. He also was fastest in time trials in that event. Schuchart and Allen have each made one appearance at the half-mile, with that coming in 2014 as well.

A Pair of Rookies

Two drivers are contesting their first full seasons on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2016, Greg Wilson and Clyde Knipp. Wilson, a two-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion title winner from Ohio, has made one appearance at the Jackson Motorplex in his career, with that coming in 2006, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Knipp will be seeing the half-mile for the first time, as is the case with most of the tracks on the schedule this year for the 18-year-old, who just graduated from high school last month.

Tickets for Mayhem at the Motorplex presented by Billion Ford, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Friday, June 24 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Discount General Admission tickets are also available for purchase at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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MITCH BROWN ENJOYS BACK TO BACK WINS IN SPRINT CAR RACING ACTION
Jake Brown Nine Points Back of Big Brother in Ohsweken Speedway Standings

Mitch Brown romped to two impressive Sprint Car racing feature victories this past weekend winning in convincing style at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night then hustling to the head of the pack early at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night running virtually unchallenged through the remaining laps of the Southern Ontario Sprints 25-lap A-Main.

In Saturday's action, Brown, who started fourth, wrestled the lead from current SOS points leader Jamie Turner of Caistor Centre, ON after the two had run nose to tail and side by side through the first half dozen laps of the 25-lap pursuit then survived three restarts to earn the win. Mitch's victory was his second of the season at Brighton and marked his eighth feature win in SOS competition since joining the touring series three seasons ago.

In the closing laps Dain Naida of Tecumseh, MI made a valiant effort to reel in Brown following the third and final restart but just didn't have what was needed to overcome the leader. Jamie Turner finished third followed by Ryan Turner and Glenn Styres.

Friday's win at Ohsweken Speedway was Brown's second win of the young season at the 3/8th-mile oval. He started on the front row of the 20-lap A-Main, jumped into and early lead over pole sitter Cory Turner of Caistor Centre and ran away from the rest of the 19-car starting field for what was his ninth career win at his home track.

Glen Styres finished second with Cory Turner, Jim Huppunen and Ryan Turner rounding out the top-five.

Jake Brown's performance since his surprising opening night win at Ohsweken and a second place finish to his brother the following week has tapered off a bit but he has still posted some impressive top-10 finishes that have kept him in second place in the track's standings -quite a feat for a driver in his rookie season in the 360 Sprints division.

He finished seventh at Ohsweken on Friday and eighth at Brighton.

Both brothers will be in action this coming Friday to compete in the Kool Kidz Corr/Pak Merchandizing weekly show at Ohsweken Speedway.

Heading into the June 24th night of racing at Ohsweken Mitch Brown leads the Kool Kidz/Corr Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car standings by 9 points over his younger brother Jake.

Mitch Brown Racing is pleased to have Haldex, Strodes BBQ & Deli, Strodes Express, Hill's Tires and Gas, Leitch Performance Engines, APC, Brown Auto Service, Brown Auto Sales, WIX Filters, Bicknell Racing Products, Image Factor, On Dirt Racing News, Brochures etc., Hepner Racing Products, Klotz Canada, Hoosier Tires, Letter-Rip Race Graphics, Auto Refinishers Canada, DJ Delivery, Green Racing, Competition Suspensions Inc. and Maxim Racing Inc. as members of their Sponsorship and Marketing Team

 

 

NCRA Sprints at 81 PPD Sets Stage for Huge July Slate!

Park City, Kansas – June 19, 2016 - The National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car event scheduled for Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City has been postponed by rain. This event will be made up on Saturday night, July 9.

This rescheduled event will make three straight July weekends the tour will be in action and will set the stage for the final four events in the two months of September and October to see who will be crowned 2016 tour champion.

The next scheduled event for the NCRA sprint car series will be on Friday and Saturday night, July 1-2, at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas for the tracks annual “Boothill Showdown/Steve King Memorial” that will pay the tours standard $1500 to win and $125 to start on Friday night. On championship Saturday night the winner of the night’s feature finale will earn $10,000 while just starting the twenty-four car feature gets $250. All non-transfers receive $100.

The Saturday night, July 9, make up event at 81 Speedway will then be held before it will be off to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas for the famed 60th Hutchinson Grand Nationals on Friday and Saturday night, July 15-16. Friday night’s dash qualifier will pay $1000 to win and $200 to start while Hutchinson Grand Nationals Championship Saturday night feature winner will take home $3000 with all drivers making the feature finale taking home $400.

More details on the annual “Boothill Showdown/Steve King Memorial” at Dodge City Raceway Park can be found on the tracks official website www.dodgecityraceway.com and the 60th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals at the Kansas State Fairgrounds on the events official facebook page: Hutchinson Grand Nationals Auto Races.

To learn more about the NCRA, check out their official website www.racencra.com, call the speedway office (316) 755-1781 or visit their facebook page: Race 81 Speedway.

 

 

 

 

Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Oh. – It’s been an entertaining and exciting first half of the 2016 racing season at Fremont Speedway. As “The Track That Action Built” prepares to kick off the second half of the year on Ludwig Propane Night, Saturday, June 25, the race teams and fans will get a special treat.

The event will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start the 30-lap feature for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks and McCullough Industries 602 Late Models will also be in action.

And because of their support, race fans will get to witness all of this excitement and fun for the general admission cost of only $10.

‘We are coming off of four straight huge nights of racing that included the Memorial Day weekend double-header, the World of Outlaws and our Race of Legends Night and all received tremendous support from the race teams and fans. The extra pay in the feature and the discount for the fans is our way of saying thanks,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Also, a dodge ball tournament will be held to help raise funds for a cure for Muscular Dystrophy. The tournament will begin at noon Saturday.

“Paul and Sue Kistler and their family is going through some tough times. They have always been a huge supporter of Fremont Speedway and our FAST series and we want to be there for them and let them know the racing community has them in our prayers and will help them,” Farmer said.

The first half of the season has seen only one repeat winner in the 410 sprints – defending track champion Byron Reed. Carson Macedo, Broc Martin, Cooper Clouse, Kody Swanson, Chad Kemenah and Craig Mintz have all captured wins.

Martin has an 18 point lead over Brian Lay in the battle for the coveted Fremont Speedway track title. Stuart Brubaker is only 25 markers out with Jody Keegan, Reed, Mintz, Tyler Gunn, Duane Zablocki, DJ Foos and Shawn Valenti rounding out the top 10.

In the 305 sprints former track champions Paul Weaver and Nate Dussel each have a pair of wins on the season with Jamie Miller, John Ivy, Dan McCarron and Alvin Roepke also capturing victories.

Dussel holds a narrow 10 point lead over Weaver with defending track champion Bobby Clark and Steve Rando just 29 points back. Ivy, Roepke, Miller, Dustin Stroup, Dustin Dinan and Seth Schneider rounding out the top 10.

Dirt Truck action has seen former track champion Shawn Valenti rack up four wins while Keith Sorg has scored two victories. Sorg holds an 11 point lead over Cory McCaughey with Dustin Keegan just 18 points out and Jeff Ward 23 markers back. Brad Stuckey sits fifth in the points a close 26 points out of first with Jim Holcomb, Dana Frey, Valenti, Kent Brewer and Gene Potridge rounding out the top 10.

John Brooks sits atop the late model points with three wins on the year. Matt Shipley is just five markers behind with Chester Fitch only six point back with his two wins this year. Steve Sabo and Dustin Keegan round out the top five in points. Sixth through 10th include Brandon Perkins, Jeff Hites, Jamie Miller, Ky Harper (2 wins) and Tim Sabo.

“We still have a lot of great events ahead in 2016 including championship night (Sept. 10) and the Jim Ford Classic (Sept. 16-17) which we have some really great things planned,” Farmer said.

Gates will open June 25 at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 for everyone 11 years and up with kids 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $35.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

 

 

Suits his style: Jason Johnson seeks to add to success at I-80 Speedway in NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown

GREENWOOD, Neb. — June 19, 2016 — High-banked, high-speed tracks suit Jason Johnson and his driving style pretty well. One such venue is I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. Johnson, who missed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the track last year due to injury, is geared up for the series annual visit to the four-tenths-mile this year.

The 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Malvern Bank SLMR Late Model Series at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., is set for Wednesday, June 22.

Johnson is a past winner at I-80 Speedway in 360-sprint-car competition in 2011. In his most recent pair of starts at the track, the native of Eunice, Louisiana, finished second and fourth with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Tour. Johnson made his first start at I-80 Speedway in 2001 in a pair of events with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“We’ve always had really good performances over the years at I-80,” said Johnson, who drives the Priority Aviation No. 41. “We enjoy going there. The higher-banked, higher-speed places like that really fit our program. Unfortunately I didn’t get to race there year, but I got to watch Sammy (Swindell) make some good laps around there. Hopefully we can build on that and have some success this year.”

Over the last couple of seasons, Johnson has excelled at the high-banked Eldora Speedway in Ohio, which though a bit bigger than I-80 Speedway, is comparable. He finished second last year in the Kings Royal at Eldora and ran sixth at the famed track earlier this season.

“The set-up we use at I-80 is fairly similar to Eldora (Speedway), where we have had some success as well, though, I think at Eldora you keep your speed up a little more,” he explained. “I have seen the bottom come in at I-80 really well and have seen (Danny) Lasoski and Brian Brown run well down there. I think you just have to keep your eye open. I’ve also been there when it’s been up around the fence and the top and very similar to Eldora.”

Johnson claimed the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last year, despite missing nearly three month of action due to a back injury. This year, he returned to the track he was injured at, Placerville Speedway in California, and was victorious for his first triumph of the season. Johnson is currently seventh in points as he continues his sophomore season with the series.

“We started the season off really strong,” Johnson said. We didn’t have the best of performance in May, so that’s not a month to go off. We are looking to improve that. We get to places like I-80 that are familiar territory and that always makes you feel good. There are still a lot of places we go to that I haven’t race at, so there’s a learning curve from the driver’s standpoint.”

The NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown is part of a grueling month of June for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, with the series racing 11 times in a 25-day span at 10 tracks in 10 states. As a driver, this is the time of the year that Johnson enjoy most, as being on the track three and sometimes four times a week, helps him stay sharp.

“The only way to get better is to come out here and mix it up with these guys,” he shared. “That’s why they are the best in the business. You have to look at all of the races coming up with an open mind and take advantage of the opportunity for the next month. To race that many times in the next month, you gain that much more experience. A key is to make notes of the areas you are having success, so you can keep building that up.”

A benefit that Johnson and his team have been reaping this year has been the addition of a third full-time crew member, which allows the constant workload that comes with running full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, to be divided more evenly. The team is led by crew chief Philip Dietz, who has been working with Johnson since 2000.

“It’s really important for the crew to be ready over the next month or so of races,” said Johnson. “We were fortunate this year to have three crew members and they are all doing a great job. We have times where we sit and talk and everyone is feeling good. Communication is a key. Anytime you have communication in the team and everybody is working toward the same common goal, success will come. We just have to keep building on we started the year off and grow.”

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday, June 22 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com and at the track on race day.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. With the $5 discount at NAPA Auto Parts locations, an adult General Admission ticket is $32 and a children’s General Admission ticket (ages 6-12) is $12. Ticket buyers will bring their receipt and exchange for a ticket at the ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/.

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 16

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars ­– 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 670; 2. Michelle Mel­ton, Flower Mound, Texas, 616; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 598; 4. John Ricketts, Bur­leson, Texas, 546; 5. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 533; 6. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 528; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 512; 8. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 493; 9. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 475; 10. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 462; 11. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 461; 12. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 442; 13. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 429; 14. Jason Mar­tin, Lincoln, Neb., 418; 15. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 413; 16. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 412; 17. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 397; 18. Jeff Day, Greenville, Texas, 396; 19. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, and Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., both 388.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California ­– 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 310; 2. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 282; 3. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 252; 4. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 235; 5. Jesse Mack, Visalia, Calif., 232; 6. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 227; 7. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 226; 8. Matt Demar­tini, Brentwood, Calif., 225; 9. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 214; 10. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 213.

Colorado ­– 1. Justin Wolf Medlock, Colorado Springs, Colo., 161; 2. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 154; 3. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 142; 4. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., and Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., both 138; 6. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 101; 7. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 97; 8. Mark Bensenberg, Calhan, Colo., 92; 9. Ryan Oerter, Calhan, Colo., 91; 10. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 86.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 226; 2. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 215; 3. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 214; 4. Tony Anderson, Bloomington, Ind., 212; 5. Jared Fox, Bloom­ington, Ind., 203; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 181; 7. Kerry Kinser, Solsberry, Ind., 170; 8. James Dugan, Franklin, Ind., 157; 9. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 148; 10. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 144.

Iowa ­– 1. Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, 218; 2. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 215; 3. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 214; 4. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 200; 5. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 182; 6. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, and Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, both 181; 8. Matt Moro, Polk City, Iowa, 175; 9. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 168; 10. Eric Bridger, Winterset, Iowa, 166.

Kansas ­– 1. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 274; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 245; 3. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 231; 4. Jeff Radcliffe, Hill City, Kan., 219; 5. Steven Richardson, Manhat­tan, Kan., 210; 6. Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., 196; 7. Craig Jecha, Rush Center, Kan., 171; 8. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 170; 9. John Webster, North Platte, Neb., 169; 10. Nate Berry, McCook, Neb., 167.

Louisiana – 1. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 199; 2. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 178; 3. Thomas Johnson Jr., Deridder, La., 156; 4. Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, 149; 5. Koty Adams, Doy­line, La., 144; 6. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., 143; 7. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., 141; 8. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 115; 9. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 109; 10. Jerry Butch David, Geismar, La., 101.

Minnesota ­– 1. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 251; 2. Brandon W. Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 206; 3. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 192; 4. Justin S. Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 168; 5. Dalyn Cody, Prior Lake, Minn., 155; 6. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., and Dwain Wilmes, Kasota, Minn., both 139; 8. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 138; 9. Ron Guentzel, St. Peter, Minn., 130; 10. Paul Konakowitz, New Ulm, Minn., 121.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 323; 2. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 298; 3. Terry Rich­ards, Denton, Neb., 293; 4. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 283; 5. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 280; 6. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 278; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 264; 8. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 243; 9. Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., 242; 10. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 219.

New Jersey – 1. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 155; 2. Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 140; 3. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, N.J., 134; 4. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., 132; 5. Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., and Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., both 128; 7. Robert DeVault Jr., Pilesgrove, N.J., 120; 8. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 113; 9. Stefanie Palmai, Ringoes, N.J., 110; 10. Joe Kay, Pipersville, Pa., 109.

North Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 148; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 144; 3. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 137; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 129; 5. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 98; 6. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 80; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 8. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 71; 9. Gregory Smyre II, Hickory, N.C., 70; 10. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 68.

Ohio – 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 238; 2. James Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 215; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 206; 4. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 146; 5. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 103; 6. John Bott, Wallace, W.V., 63.

Oklahoma ­– 1. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 114; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 113; 3. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 110; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 98; 5. Chris Kelly, Okla­homa City, Okla., 97; 6. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 95; 7. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 92; 8. Sterling Hoff, Wichita Falls, Texas, 91;9. Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., 85; 10. John Carney II, Lubbock, Texas, 78.

Pennsylvania – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pennsylvania 442; 2. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 388; 3. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 349; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 303; 5. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 275; 6. Nathan Gramley, Lewistown, Pa., 256; 7. Dale Schweikart, Linden, Pa., 252; 8. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 246; 9. Cody Hackenberry, Mifflintown, Pa., 234; 10. John Martin Jr., Fayetteville, Pa., 219.

South Dakota ­– 1. Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, S.D., 114; 2. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 107; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., and Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., both 106; 5. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 103; 6. Trevor Mell, Harwood, N.D., 100; 7. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 73; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 38; 9. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 35; 10. Rick Hansen, Omaha, Neb., 32.

Texas – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 612; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 565; 3. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 544; 4. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 498; 5. John Rick­etts, Burleson, Texas, 490; 6. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 461; 7. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 439; 8. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., and Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, both 423; 10. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas 413

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 259; 2. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 252; 3. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 221; 4. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 211; 5. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 202; 6. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 196; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 176; 8. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 149; 9. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 142; 10. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 131.

 

 

Riverside International Speedway

What: Special Race Night, "40 for Shorty", headling a 30-lap $3000-to-win USAC National Midget feature
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Nascar Driver, will pilot a USAC midget and a Pancho's 360 wing sprint car and on Saturday, a $4040 to win midget feature. Ricky will drive a Memphis Car Audio 305 wing sprint and a USAC midget. Plus there will be notable USAC Midget drivers, such as Bryan Clauson and Brady Bacon.

Ricky Stenhouse drove a sprint car #40 for Shorty Chambliss for several years. “Shorty for 40” honors the legacy of Howard “Shorty” Chambliss, a man who owned the number 40 sprint car that Stenhouse piloted often in the early part of his racing days and was an integral part of Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.’s racing career, especially early on when Ricky was just beginning to make a name for himself.
“Having this event in honor of the ‘Shortman’ is something that is very close to the heart,” Stenhouse said. “He was a longtime family friend who I’d known forever. Dad and him would always be working on their racecars in the garage, and dad took care of his cars when he was racing at the end. He gave me a chance and helped push me to be better with lots of advice that he had learned racing all the years he did. Even in NASCAR, he was one of my biggest supporters.”
Announcement: Ricky Stenhouse, a regular for Roush Fenway Racing on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit will be on hand, not only at promoting the event, but will also be competing, getting behind the wheel of a midget in a USAC-sanctioned event for the first time since winning last December’s “Junior Knepper 55” at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Illinois, Stenhouse, Jr., Nascar Driver, will pilot a USAC midget and a Memphis Car Audio 305 wing sprint car. Plus there will be notable USAC Midget drivers, such as Bryan Clauson and Brady Baconat the event.
When: Friday, June 17, and Saturday June 18 Spectator gates open at 5:30 pm with the on-track action getting underway at 6:30 pm
Track: Quarter mile high banked dirt oval
Classes: Friday: USAC Midgets, Pancho's 360 Wing Sprints and the Parts Plus Riverside Stocks Saturday: USAC Midgets, Memphis Car Audio 305 Wing Sprints and the Parts Plus Riverside Stocks
Format: Qualifying heats and features; plus B Main, if necessary
Ticket Prices: General admission 12 and over - $20; General Admission Children 6-11 $5, 5 and under Free; Adults can purchase a general admission 2-day pass for $35; Pit Passes $30
Parking: Free on race track property; paid parking at American Legion parking lot
Website: https://riversideinternationalspeedway.com and the USAC websitehttp://www.usacracing.com/news/midget
Track phone: 870 735-8071 office phone: 901 840-1970
Coming Events: Friday, June 17th Friday night the midget feature will pay $3000. Saturday, June 18, USAC Midgets, "40 for Shorty" featuring a 40-lap $4040-to-win USAC National Midget feature as well shows for Memphis Car Audio 305 Sprint Cars and Parts Plus Riverside Stock Cars. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will drive a midget and a Memphis Car Audio 305 wing sprint

 

 

Haas Will Use Upcoming Weekend as Prep Time for PA Speedweek

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (June 17, 2016) - With Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek kicking off in a week, Central Pennsylvania’s best will have one last weekend to prepare for the nine race campaign across much of Central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Cory Haas, a “Pennsylvania Posse” regular who plans to enter five of the nine scheduled Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek programs, will prepare with routine visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway this Friday and Saturday, June 17-18.

“We typically schedule four of five of the speedweek shows. We always look forward to it,” said Cory Haas, pilot of the familiar Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., No. 11C. “It’s tough for us to schedule the entire week with our work schedules. It’s pretty crazy to think that we’re already talking about speedweek. We’ve been fortunate enough to be up front during speedweek events in the past. We’ll work to do that again next week.”

Cory Haas will visit Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg later this evening, June 17. Haas is currently fifth in the track championship standings, recording five top-ten finishes, highlighted with a fourth place run on Friday night, June 3. The former Jack Gunn Memorial champion at “The Grove” will enter each of the two Williams Grove Speedway events during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, the first on Friday, June 24, and the second on Friday, July 1.

Haas will continue his upcoming weekend on Saturday evening, June 18, at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown. Like Williams Grove Speedway, Haas is well within the top-five of the current Lincoln Speedway track championship standings, fourth officially with seven top-ten finishes, three of which inside the top-five. Recent highlights in the Pigeon Hills includes finishing third on Saturday night, June 4.

Cory Haas is a former Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek winner at Lincoln Speedway, scoring the 2011 Kevin Gobrecht Memorial title worth $7,000. Speedweek returns to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 25, once again awarding $7,000.

In addition to events at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, Cory Haas will enter Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek events at Path Valley Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway. Path Valley’s quarter-mile will host competition on Sunday, June 26, with Hagerstown Speedway having their share of speedweek competition on Wednesday, June 29.

“Speedweek gives us an opportunity to revisit some ovals we don’t normally get too many chances to visit, like Path Valley and Hagerstown,” explained Cory Haas. “We’ve been having a pretty consistent season so far. Having the chance to race five times in eight days will allow us to build up some more positive momentum before we get into the second half of the season.”

“I need to take the time to thank my entire team,” Haas said. “They work hard each and every week to keep me on the race track. I couldn’t do it without them. We’re all excited to get back to work. We’re hungry for a win.”

Keep up with Cory Haas and the entire Barshinger ‘11C’ team right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Be sure to also visit the official online home of Cory Haas at www.coryhaas.com. 2016 merchandise is now on sale and will be available at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway during the entire season.

Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Earned feature win at Williams Grove Speedway during “Billy Kimmel Memorial” on Sunday, September 6

2015 Wins: 1
2016 Wins: N/A

Cory Haas would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including:

Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Stone Grille Taphouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, Keizer Wheels, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Haas Shocks, and Fully Injected Motorsports

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Driver Returns Home

For Father’s Day Weekend Races in the Dakotas

INDIANAPOLIS (June 16, 2016) – There is an old saying in the Upper Midwest that, when you are in North Dakota, you are 500 miles from anywhere. When you call the “Rough Rider State” home and you race with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series, you are almost always a long way from home. This weekend, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver and North Dakota resident Donny Schatz will have the first of two opportunities in 2016 to race in his home region with Friday’s annual June stop at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Sunday’s race at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Schatz leads the Outlaws to his home state looking to add to his current North Dakota winning streak after sweeping three races last year. He won both stops at River Cities Speedway, the high-banked, quarter-mile, dirt oval that’s just 80 miles from his Fargo residence. The driver of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J is also looking to repeat his performance during Father’s Day weekend last year when he won Friday night at River Cities and Saturday’s stop in South Dakota.

Last season’s three victories in North Dakota were part of a career-best 31 single season WoO A-Feature triumphs for the Minot native and he enters the weekend with a series-high nine victories. He has been extremely successful at River Cities since the Outlaws began racing at the track annually in 2007. Schatz earned his first of six WoO victories there in June 2008 and followed that up with another win in June 2009. He won the Outlaws’ stop in August 2013 to begin a string of four wins in the last five starts. He finished second to Daryn Pittman in August 2014.

Schatz won both Outlaw stops in South Dakota last season, as well. He raced to victory at the Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron the night before Father’s Day. One week earlier, he was victorious at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota. The Outlaws haven’t raced at Brown County Speedway since 1985 and that race was contested on a half-mile configuration. The track has since been reshaped to a 3/8-mile dirt oval and Schatz will be trying to make it the 78th different track where he’s won a WoO A-Feature in this, his 20th season of racing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Last weekend, Schatz earned first- and second-place finishes at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway to temporarily take over the top spot in the championship standings, and the seven-time and reigning WoO champion was looking to continue his June surge last night at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Valley, Minnesota. Unfortunately, a part failure in the powerplant of his TSR No. 15 machine forced him out of competition on lap 13 of the 30-lap A-Feature. It was only his second DNF (did not finish) of the season. The first came on the opening night of the season at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The silver lining may be in that Schatz followed that DNF with a victory the following night.

Through 37 races, Schatz has nine wins, 24 top-fives, 34 top-10s and seven KSE Hard Charger Awards. He ranks second in the championship standings with 5,092 points, trailing Brad Sweet by a single marker.

Friday at River Cities Speedway, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. CDT and grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit rivercitiesspeedway.com or call 218-773-3001.

On Sunday at Brown County Speedway, 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 browncountyspeedway1.com or call 1-844-GO2-BCS3.

Race fans unable to attend this week’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information.

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

For the last 20 seasons, you have been out on the road racing with the World of Outlaws all across the country. At least once a year you’ve had the chance to race in your home state, what makes racing near home important?

“We’ve made a lot of laps at a lot of places over the years and the fans we see everywhere have been incredible. It’s great to see all the familiar faces. Not only my family and friends, but also all the fans over the years. They might have changed a little, some have grown up right in front of my eyes, but the smiles and handshakes are always something I look forward to. Coming back home and getting to race couple of World of Outlaws races in North Dakota has been something I’ve really enjoyed over the last 20 years. It started with those big shows in Fargo, which when I was a kid were the highlights of my summers. We work really hard to win races everywhere. I know the guys on my Tony Stewart Racing team – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti – are the most competitive guys I know and they realize there is something special about winning at home. Our goal is to keep continue that Friday.”

You race at tracks all across the county. What makes the racing so good at River Cities Speedway?

“It’s really a great layout for Sprint car racing. It’s high-banked, you can carry a lot of speed and it’s not very big. Those variables lead it to being good racing. They work really hard to provide a good, three-groove surface which really give you as a driver a lot of opportunities to make passes. The racing throughout the night is always pretty good. Heat races are extremely competitive and even in the dash it’s not impossible to come from the back to the front. We race 40 laps in the feature and so much can change over the course of the race. You have to make the right moves at the right time in track. You want to be aggressive, but you can’t put yourself in too many bad positions or it will cost you. It’s a great place to race and I know I really look forward to getting to race not the Sprint car there, but my Dirt Late Model as well.”

 

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Returns to Millstream Speedway

Findlay, OH – While a lot of special traditions have been rejuvenated since last year’s re-opening of Millstream Speedway, the most-anticipated will be realized this Sunday night, June 19, with the return of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. This classic event, once again sanctioned by Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Start Circuit of Champions sprint car series, has been a fixture at the local ½ mile oval since the early 1980’s and has drawn huge crowds and huge fields of cars over the years. Millstream Speedway hosts night #3 of eight events across the state in a period of only 9 nights.

Recent National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Dale Blaney leads the All Stars into Millstream with the series point lead and the most recent event win, but the focus of many in the crowd may instead be on local standout, Chad Kemenah. The Alvada, Ohio, native is second in series points and has recent wins and top-3 finishes in not only the All Star circuit but also the national World of Outlaws tour. Sheldon Haudenschild, son of last week’s Millstream winner, Jac Haudenschild, won 2 speedweek shows last year and is considered a threat to win his first championship this year.

Speedweek is always more than just a race, it’s an event. Fans are encouraged to arrive early not only to claim their favorite hillside viewing spots but also to tailgate and listen to the Brent Lowry Band, which hits the stage at 2:30pm. Race cars and drivers will be on display before on-track action and you’ll get a chance to match wits with fellow fans in a few rounds of racing trivia. Gates open at 2pm, with hot laps scheduled for 5:30pm. Please go to www.millstreamspeedway.net for more news and schedule information.

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. Please do not park in areas marked as “no parking,” as you could be towed at your expense. Tailgating with a grill is welcomed, but please no fires on the ground. Stakes may not be used to mark hillside spots, but spray paint is OK. No tape on the bleachers, please. Coolers up to 14" permitted. No glass, please. No beer carried in but can be purchased on-site.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING TRAVELS TO THE DAKOTAS NORTHERN TOUR:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series headed north for the first time this year starting on Wednesday at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., where Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing picked up their fourth win of the season. The trip will continue this Friday and Sunday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. and Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., respectively.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT WINNER: Last night at Granite City Speedway, Stewart qualified third and won his heat race. After finishing second in the dash, he started on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap feature. Stewart took the lead on lap 11 and held on even through lapped traffic to lead the remaining 19 laps and score the teams fourth win of the season.

STEWART ON LAST NIGHT'S WIN: I tried to clean the trailer out last weekend at Knoxville after flipping both nights. My guys have worked a tremendous amount of overtime to regroup, so to come out here and get a victory is a testament to all of their hard work. I was actually getting really nervous; when you're out front, you're kind of a sitting duck. I felt like I was getting through lapped traffic okay, but you can never tell with the guys behind you. I know Brad [Sweet] is really good in lapped traffic and so is Kerry [Madsen]. I just had to keep my nose clean and be as patient as possible.

RIVER CITIES RETURN: The Larson Marks Racing team raced at River Cities Speedway twice in 2015. In June, Stewart qualified 18th and finished third in his heat race, the dash and the main event. In their return in August, Stewart qualified 10th and won his heat race. He finished sixth in the dash and 11th in the feature.

BROWN COUNTY ROOKIES: This Sunday will be the first race at Brown County Speedway for Shane Stewart and his Larson Marks Racing team. It will also be the first time the World of Outlaws tour has visited there since 1985.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. With the NSCS off this weekend, Larson will be competing in the first six nights of Ohio Speed Week while Marks will be competing for his first NXS win this weekend at Iowa Speedway.

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

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Sunday's race at Brown County Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will next compete at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Wednesday, June 22.

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

STATS: RACES: 44 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 6 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 22 TOP-10 FINISHES: 37

 

 

DJ Netto 2nd at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to his home track, the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, DJ Netto had a great showing on Friday night that saw him lead laps early in the feature event before taking the checkered flag with a second place finish.

“It was a good night, I just made a bad decision on a late restart and it cost us a chance at a win,” DJ Netto said. “We ended up getting back up to finish second and it felt great to get a good finish for my guys.”

Timing his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance backed No. 88n machine in sixth fastest during qualifying time trials, the Hanford, CA driver would finish fourth during his heat race.

By way of his qualifying time, Netto would move into the six-lap dash where a second place finish would put him on the front row of the event alongside Gio Scelzi. At the waiving of the green flag, Netto would fall into the second spot as he chased after Scelzi who got the jump.

Able to reel in the leader, Netto would jump into the race lead and set a nice pace as he began to click off laps. With Cory Eliason closing in on him, Netto continued to his his marks aboard the Shell Rotella T6/Va De Pol Enterprises entry.

A late race caution would bunch the field back up, and the restart would see Eliason and Netto battle for the top spot. With Netto getting a little out of shape, he would get his machine straightened out, but had falled back to the fourth spot.

Over the race’s final 10-laps, Netto would surge his way forward and end his night with a second place finish.

“I really have to thank my guys for their continued hard work,” Netto added. “They work hard to get our racecar better and better each night and it really shows. We are looking forward to getting back to work with the KWS this Saturday night, and hopefully we can have another good finish.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Kaeding Performance, Shell Rotella T6, and Van De Pol Enterprises for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Netto will meet back up with the King of the West Series this Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-12

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

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Stellar Purse Revealed for Boothill Showdown at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 16, 2016) – It’s just a little over two weeks away.

Dodge City Raceway Park’s annual “Boothill Showdown” and the Steve King Memorial have melded into a Sprint Car mega-event on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2, with more than $70,000 in prize money to be distributed over the course of the weekend.

The NCRA Sprint Cars will battle it out for a lucrative $10,000 winner’s share while the URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP 305-ci Sprint Cars vie for a $2,000 prize. The 1200-cc Colorado Lightning Sprints will be in action each night as well.

Along with the $10,000 winner’s share, Saturday’s NCRA feature offers up $500 to start, $1,200 for tenth and $2,500 for fifth. Saturday’s complete NCRA Sprint Car feature payout is as follows: 1. $10,000; 2. $6,000; 3. $3,000; 4. $2,700; 5. $2,500; 6. $2,200; 7. $2,000; 8. $1,700; 9. $1,500; 10. $1,200; 11. $1,000; 12. $800; 13. $700; 14. $600; 15 – 24. $500. Non-Transfers: $150.

Friday’s NCRA prelim offers up $1,500 to win and $250 to start.

Along with the $2,000 winner’s share for the URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car ranks, Saturday’s feature offers up $250 to start, $425 for tenth and $800 for fifth. Saturday’s complete URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car payout is as follows: 1. $2,000; 2. $1,500; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5. $800; 6. $700; 7. $600; 8. $500; 9. $450; 10. $425; 11. $400; 12. $375; 13. $350; 14. $325; 15. $300; 16. $275; 17 – 24. $250. Non-Transfers: $100.

Friday’s URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car prelim offers up $500 to win and $125 to start.

Liberal native Tony Bruce, Jr., and Ness City’s Luke Cranston are reigning “Steve King Memorial” champions with TBJ topping the NCRA 360-ci Sprint Car portion of last year’s event and reigning track champ Cranston besting the URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car contenders.

The Boothill Showdown’s Steve King Memorial 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/.

Tickets to the Boothill Showdown featuring the Steve King Memorial on July 1-2 are just $25 for adults each night with children 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30 each night.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Bonnell’s Collision Center, Champion Power Equipment & Super Gen Products to present the 2016 Western Speed week for the Patriot Sprint Tour July 1-3
 

(Sodus, NY) Bonnell’s Collison Center of Erie, PA and Champion Power Equipment & Super Gen Products of Newark, NY has teamed up with the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour to present the largest speed week payout for 360 Sprint Car competitors in all of the Northeast!
Drivers from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and even Canada will race three straight nights, with each race paying $4,000 to win and $325 to start!
Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc. will be presenting the three-peat bonus where if a driver can win all three events, not only will they be taking home $12,000 but an additional $3,000 will be awarded for their outstanding efforts against a stout field all weekend! Check out MEM at www.mikeemhofmotorsports.com<http://www.mikeemhofmotorsports.com/>
A separate point series will be put on for the weekend as Champion Power Equipment and Super Gen Products of Newark, NY will be awarding the Western Speed Week point champion a brand new 9000-watt dual fuel electric start generator.
The hard charger of the series will also receive a 9000 Watt dual fuel electric start generator. There will also be a hard luck award courtesy of Champion Power Equipment, and Super Gen Products where that driver will get a Champion Winch.
One lucky fan at each event will also be given the chance to win a 3500 Watt Champion Generator.
Other awards such as the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ winner bonus worth $50.00 will be awarded to each A-Main winner. The Stampede Steakhouse Final finisher will be awarded to the last driver to take the checkered flag on at the conclusion of each A-Main, that award is worth $50.00. Then the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’ award will be given to the driver who has a rough start to his/hers evening but is able to come back and compete for a solid finish.
Scott Bonnell of Bonnell’s Collison Center is a former Patriot Sprint Tour competitor from Fairview, PA. Opened since 1985, Scott and his staff have built a reputation of excellence giving its customers the highest quality and most professional auto collision repair in their area. They are a AAA approved collision center. You can learn more by visiting www.bonnellscollision.com<http://www.bonnellscollision.com/>.
Paul Cole, of Newark, NY is the distributor of Champion Power Equipment and Super Gen Products where they are a proud sponsor of the Patriot Sprint Tour and the CRSA Sprints 305 series in 2016. They are the leader in power generation equipment with dependable and durable products. Whether it is work, recreation or home use, Champion products are the standard of excellence. You can find more information on their products at www.supergenproducts.com<http://www.supergenproducts.com/> or www.championpowerequipment.com<http://www.championpowerequipment.com/>
The weekend will start at Western New York’s premier half-mile, the Little Valley Speedway on Friday July 1. The series will then head to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, July 2, and then the weekend will conclude on Sunday, July 3 at the Eriez Speedway.
Please stay tuned as more announcements will be made about this exciting and historic weekend as it is the largest speed week payout in all of the Northeast! You can log onto patriotsprinttour.com, you can also ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car Series that visits facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario.
Full Purse Structure for all Three Nights
1)$4,000 2) $1,500 3) $1,000 4) $750 5) $600 6) $550 7) $500 8) $450 9) 400 10) $395 11) $390 12) $385 13) $380 14) $375 15) $370 16) $325 17) $325 18) $325 19) $325 20) $325 21) $325 22) $ 325 23) $100 min Provisional 24) $100 min Provisional 25) $100 min Provisional

 

 

Bryant Enjoying New Experiences during ASCS National Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (June 16, 2016) - Running a speedweek is a lot of hard work for a team. For Tommy Bryant and the Cooper Motorsports team, the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 24th annual Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek is both a learning and fun experience.

Bryant's sponsor, SawBlade.com, continued to promote the team through a saw give-away on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway during the team's first ASCS Speedweek race. SawBlade plans to give a lucky fan a new saw at each of the remaining three Speedweek events.

"SawBlade also gave away some hats to the fans that came down to the trailer after the races Wednesday," Bryant said. "We also gave our bent up front wing to a little kid and to see how happy that made him just capped off a good night."

Speedweek didn't get off to a great start as the first event at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, rained out on Tuesday.

Bryant was among the 37 cars to compete on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway. Bryant pulled a bad pill to open the night, which started him seventh in a heat race. He advanced to place fifth, which put him in one of the two B Mains. Bryant recorded a runner-up finish to transfer into the A Main. He started 20 th in the feature and raced up to eighth before ending with an 11th-place finish.

"The track took rubber and the car got tight in the middle," he said. "When I had open track and could keep the nose clean it was great, but when I got to traffic it would push. But it was a good night. We made the show and there were a lot of good cars loaded up."

Bryant will continue the Speedweek on Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

"From what I hear it's a tight, narrow, small quarter mile," he said. "Then we head to Sedalia and I hear that's a big flat track. Two very big extremes. I've never been to the next three tracks so I'm looking forward to the new experiences. Heck, I've never raced on a Wednesday night. It's kind of cool to be racing during the week and not be at work."

Bryant will then compete on Friday at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., and he will wrap up Speedweek on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

"I'm told Lucas Oil Speedway is one of the premier facilities for sprint cars in the country," he said. "I'm really looking forward to the exposure and showing what this team can do."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 11 (20).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.; and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 24th annual Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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"I can't thank SawBlade enough for the exposure they give our race team with their give-aways and for all the support during Speedweek," Bryant said.

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

 

 

MSCS HEADS TO DAUGHTERY SPEEDWAY TO RACE JUNE 25th

Haubstadt, IN - June 16, 2016 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing at the Daugherty Speedway on Saturday night June 25th. This event will mark the return of the MSCS series to the 3/8s mile track for the first time in ten seasons. In that span of time there have been many changes within the series as well as at the facility.

The race represents an excellent opportunity for drivers in northern and central Indiana to run with the series. New faces in different or additional cars always makes for an interesting race. Support for the series currently averages 25 sprint cars per event. Strong competitors are following the series and are joined by equally strong teams that participate as opportunity allows. Drivers can purchase a temporary permit from MSCS to run a particular event or obtain an annual license.

Some of the most successful drivers with MSCS so far include recent “Summer Showdown” winner Kyle Cummins, two time feature winner Chase Stockon, and LPS winner Thomas Meseraull. The series has completed just 4 races so far of the eight on the original schedule. The race at Daugherty marks the end of a wet first half of a season. Frequent members of the top five after the features include Carson Short, C.J. Leary, and Brady Short. Brady Short has taken the lead in the season points for MSCS. He is compiling steady performances to work towards a third MSCS season title.

A number of drivers have made progress in finding openings in the top five so far in 2016. Donny Brackett and Kevin Thomas Jr. have garnered runner-up feature finishes. Six other drivers have earned a top five finish just outside of a trip to the podium. They are Dakota Jackson, Jeff Bland Jr., Josh Hodges, Chad Boespflug, Ted Hines, and Brent Beauchamp.

The Daugherty Speedway may present one of the most neutral battlegrounds of the season for the MSCS sprint car drivers. MSCS last raced at the track when it was known as Kamp Motor Speedway. Those events were held during 2003, 2004, and 2005. The series was gaining momentum then and is now in its 16th season. Series records list the winners during those years as Bobby Smith, A.J. Anderson, Danny Williams Jr., Kenny Carmichael Sr., and Kyle Wissmiller. Odds are that fans will be watching for a new face to appear in victory lane. The winner’s prize will be $2,000!

The current top twelve in points for MSCS are Brady Short, Brandon Morin, Kyle Cummins, Nevil Algie, Dakota Jackson, Carson Short, Tyler Hewitt, Jared Chastain, Donny Brackett, Jim Shelton, Jadon Rogers, and C.J. Leary.

Racing will begin at 6:30 Eastern Time. Hot laps and group qualifying will be held an hour earlier. Four other classes will be racing on the card. There should be plenty of action and excitement for race fans to experience at a dirt track.

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Jack Sodeman, Jr. Will Attempt to Tame “Dirt’s Monster Half Mile”
Finishes Second at Wayne County Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (June 16, 2016) - For the first time in 2016, Jack Sodeman, Jr. will attempt to tame Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania. Sodeman, pilot of the Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components, No. 23JR, will visit “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” on Saturday night, June 18, the first of three potential visits in 2016, one of which for BOSS non-wing sprint car competition during Independence Day weekend. The North Jackson, Ohio, native owns four victories at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, three with the wing on and one without. The June 18 program will feature competition with the wings on.

“We’re looking forward to getting back to Pittsburgh,” Sodeman said. “We enjoy racing on the big half-mile. You carry a lot of speed there and it requires you to be smooth. It should be a fun night for us and extra exciting for the fans. We’re excited to get back down there.”

Before traveling to Imperial, Jack Sodeman, Jr. will kick off the upcoming weekend with the Lernerville Speedway Mid-Season Championship on Friday night, June 17. A lot is on the line Friday night at “The Action Track” with the main event winner receiving an automatic provisional for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series sanctioned Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 19. Friday night’s main event starting grid will be determined using the point standings, with Sodeman entering the program third in the championship hunt.

Jack Sodeman, Jr. will enter the weekend with a pair of recent top-ten finishes, one at Lernerville Speedway and one at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

After finishing eighth at Lernerville on Friday night, June 10, despite a mechanical issue, Jack Sodeman, Jr. recovered significantly on Saturday, June 11, and finished second at Wayne County Speedway, leading a large portion of the feature program before losing his brakes, resulting in a poor handling race car. Sodeman also earned a victory during his respective heat race at the Orrville oval, a near perfect night for the second generation racer.

Unfortunately, bad luck returned on Sunday night, June 12, at the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio. Driveline problems ended Sodeman’s night in western Ohio, resulting in a DNF after racing inside the top-five during the early portion of the main event.

“I think the weekend was on track to be a great one, just too many little problems that kept us out of the hunt,” said Sodeman. “We’ll get everything sorted out before the weekend. We have a shot and the potential to win two in a row this weekend. That’s exactly what we’ll try to do.”

Race fans are invited to keep up with Jack Sodeman Jr. all across the Web. News and information will be posted regularly at www.jacksodeman.com and www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Jack Sodeman Jr. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: www.twitter.com/Sodeman23jr.

Recent Highlights: Earned first sprint car victory of 2016 on Friday night, May 27, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

2015 Wins: 4
2016 Wins: 1

Jack Sodeman Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components.


 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

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The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions return for the 34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The All Star stop will mark the second night of the 8-night sweep through the buckeye state brining race fans the best of the best sprint car drivers from across the county. Current All Star point leader Dale Blaney will be looking to pick up his second win in the past three years at Waynesfield Saturday. Blaney picked up the All Star win in 2014 and placed inside the top ten one year ago. Ohio native Sheldon Haudenschild comes into the event after claiming the victory last year over veteran drivers James McFadden, Tim Shaffer, Randy Hannagan, and Steve Kinser. Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne have placed WRP on their list for Saturday night with NASCAR silent this weekend. Both Larson and Kahne got their start on local dirt tracks making Saturday a true homecoming.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders return for their second straight weekend to the cornfields of Waynesfield to top off the night of speed. In last weekend’s 25 lap A-main, Randy Hannagan managed to get around Max Stambaugh and Tim Allison in a late race pass to pick up the victory. Pit side gates swing open at 3PM for Saturdays program featuring two divisions of winged sprint cars. Grandstand gates open at 5PM. The winged warriors hit the racing surface for hot laps at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM. Adult general admission is just $22, teens aged 11-15 years old are admitted for $11 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for FREE. Pit passes are available to all members of the general public for $35.

Get the latest information on the 34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, by following Waynesfield Raceway Park on Facebook, and by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

 

 

Taylor Ferns to fill in for injured Caleb Armstrong during Ohio Sprint Speedweek

By Ferns Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind. — June 16, 2016 — Taylor Ferns wasn't planning to race in 2016, but when friend and fellow driver, Caleb Armstrong was recently injured, Armstrong’s team tabbed the Michigan native to fill in during a pair of races as part of the 34th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Ferns will also compete in a pair of All Stars shows in her home state of Michigan in early July.

“It’s been a year since I’ve been in a race car, so I can’t wait to climb back in,” said Ferns. “Caleb (Armstrong) is a really good friend and it’s unfortunate what happened to him. I’m glad that I am able to fill in for him. It’s going to be great to go racing again and be back at the track and get to see everyone I haven’t seen for a while.”

Ferns is slated to compete in the opener of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 17 as well as the round at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe on Wednesday, June 22. Following those races, she will race with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Hartford Speedway in her home state of Michigan on Saturday, July 2 and at I-96 Speedway on Sunday, July 3.

Ferns last competed on June 22 of 2015 at Wayne County Speedway during Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Racing in a couple of events during the eight-day mini-series this season, will mark the third straight year she has raced during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The winningest female driver in USAC history will have just a handful of laps to shake off any rust.

“Having not raced in quite a while will be one of the obstacles I have to overcome,” said Ferns. Hot laps in general are always important, so you can get things figured out for the car for qualifying, but getting a few laps in this time will be even more important. I’ve been around racing so long and it’s been such a big part of my life that I think when I get back in the car, it will come back to me.”

Last year, Ferns competed at the third-mile Attica Raceway Park three times, two of which were with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. She took to the track at high-banked three-eighths-mile Atomic Speedway twice with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association twice in 2015.

“Attica (Raceway Park) and Atomic (Speedway) are probably the two tracks I have raced at the most in a winged sprint car, so that was a really important factor in choosing those two races,” she shared. “Atomic is one of my favorite tracks, so I wanted to go back there. Attica I have struggled with a bit in the past, but I am pretty familiar with it. Knowing those tracks should help me be able to adapt to the car.”

Ferns raced in three rounds of Ohio Speedweek in 2014, including at Atomic Speedway, where she qualified sixth-fastest of the stout 62-car field that was in attendance. She raced her way into the dash that night and finished 16th in the main event. Ferns also raced at Waynesfield Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park that year during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

“I have been out of the car so long that we are really not expecting too much,” said Ferns. “I just want to have fun. I’ll be racing against drivers that have been racing all year and they race three or four times a week. I really miss racing and am just happy to be back. After this, I don’t know when I’ll be back in a car, so I just want to take it all in and enjoy it. I’m a competitor, though, so we always want to go out and win, but we’ll take it race by race.”

Ferns, stepped away from a rigorous racing schedule this past year, to enroll at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Competing at Hartford Speedway and I-96, will mark the first time she has raced in her home state since 2014, when she made a pair of starts at Butler Speedway in a winged sprint car. Ferns finished third in one of those races.

“Grand Valley State (University) is near Hartford (Speedway) and I-96 (Speedway), and I have a lot of friends that are living over there for the summer and are curious about my racing, because it’s a whole side of me they have never really experienced before. Even when I was racing a lot, I rarely ever raced in Michigan, so it’s great that I get to race close to home and close to school. That should be a very fun weekend.”

 

 

Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway for World of Outlaws hits the track on June 25

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — June 16, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will invade Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, June 25 for the Seventh Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers. The high-banked, third-mile traditionally puts on one of the most thrilling shows of the Outlaws season.

Last year, seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz won the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial for the first time, charging from the 10th starting spot. He became the fifth driver to win the event, which dates back to 2010. For Schatz, it was his second-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at Beaver Dam Raceway, with the first coming back in 2002.

Four drivers led laps in the 2015 Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway. Shane Stewart paced the first 11 circuits, after starting on the outside of the front row. Kerry Madsen, who started on the pole, led from laps 12-26. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, was out front from laps 27-33. Schatz took the point on the 33rd lap and would remain out front for the final eight laps to score the $10,000 win.

Joey Saldana, who won the first two editions of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, has three career wins with the series at Beaver Dam Raceway. Pittman has also won a trio of races at the high-banked oval as well. That pair leads all active full-time drivers with the series at Beaver Dam Raceway. Brad Sweet, who is Pittman’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, has won once at Beaver Dam in his career. A total of 13 drivers have won with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the track, dating back to the series inaugural event at Beaver Dam Raceway in 1996.

Sweet, who has six wins this season, holds a one-point lead over Schatz in the standings through June 15. The pair has traded the top spot in the standings a couple of times in the last week. Schatz has picked up a series-best nine wins thus far in 2016. Pittman with four wins in third, Shane Stewart, with four wins in fourth and David Gravel with three wins in fifth, round out the top-five in points.

Also following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour this season is Saldana, who sits sixth in points, with three wins. Jason Johnson, who has one victory thus far in 2016 is seventh, followed by Jason Sides in eighth, Logan Schuchart in ninth and Paul McMahan in 10th. Jacob Allen is also back on the road this year for his third full season with the Outlaws.

A pair of drivers are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2016 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Greg Wilson and Clyde Knipp. Both will be making their first trip to Beaver Dam Raceway.

Advance tickets for the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers for the World of Outlaws on Saturday, June 25 can be purchased online at www.slspromotions.com. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the track and on race day.

Discount General Admission tickets are available for purchase at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Quick Hits: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. — June 16, 2016 — One of the most thrilling races of the 2015 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season took place at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with Danny Lasoski using a last-corner, last-lap pass to take the win from reigning series champion Donny Schatz. The series returns to the high-banked oval this year on Wednesday, June 22 for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown, with another stout field of drives expected. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at I-80 Speedway.

Great Track Record

Joey Saldana has the best stats at I-80 Speedway of any of the current full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers. Along with a victory in 2014, Saldana has 17 top-10 finishes of which 10 are top-five performances in 19 starts at I-80 Speedway. Saldana finished 13th in his third start at I-80 Speedway in 1996, which to date is his worst finish at the track. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana, who has relatives in Nebraska, has an average finish of 6.4 at I-80 in his career.

One More Spot

Donny Schatz has won at just about every track on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, but I-80 is one of the few that he has not been victorious at. The seven-time and defending series champion has finished second each of the last two years at the four-tenths-mile. In 2015, he took the lead late in the going from Danny Lasoski, only to have the latter steal the win with a last lap, last corner pass. Schatz, who has made more starts at I-80 Speedway than any other active full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitor, has 14 top-10 finishes at the track in his career.

Winner, Winner

Jason Johnson has one win at I-80 Speedway in his career. That triumph came in 2011 in a 360-sprint car event with one of the ASCS (American Sprint Car Series) regional tours. The reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, finished second and fourth in his most recent two starts at I-80 in 2014, with the ASCS National Tour. Johnson made his I-80 Speedway debut in 2001 in a pair of events with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Strong from the Start

Jason Sides, who finished third with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at I-80 Speedway last year, took an instant liking to the track when he first visited in 1997. In a trio of races for the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) in 1997, Sides finished fourth, third and third at the high-banked, four-tenths-mile. In 2015, Sides powered his way from seventh to contend for the victory late in the going with Danny Lasoski and Donny Schatz.

Quite a Few Laps

Paul McMahan made his first trip to I-80 Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 1997. The Californian, who now calls the Nashville area home, has competed eight different seasons with the series at I-80 Speedway. McMahan finished a career-best third at the track in 2014. He also earned a top-five finish, with a fourth-place showing, in the fall of 1999 at I-80 Speedway. McMahan has five top-10 finishes at the track in his career.

Sooners in the Cornhusker State

A pair of Oklahoma-born drivers, Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart (who both now call the Indianapolis area home) are following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series again in 2016. Pittman, the 2013 series champion, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, has six top-10 finishes at I-80 Speedway in his career, with a best finish of fifth in May of 2000. Stewart, who pilots the No. 2 for the Larson Marks Racing team, finished fifth last year at I-80 Speedway.

The Next Generation

Four drivers, who are part of the next generation of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers have each made two appearances at I-80 Speedway. Brad Sweet, who drives for Kasey Kahne Racing, and currently is second in points, has had the best results of the bunch, with a seventh-place finish last year and an eighth-place performance in 2014. David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen are all looking for their first top-10 finishes at I-80 Speedway.

New Comers

Greg Wilson and Clyde Knipp are both competing for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2016. Wilson, a two-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, has raced twice in the state of Nebraska in his career. Both of those starts came at Junction Motor Speedway. Knipp, who graduated from high school last month, will be making his first start on Nebraska soil.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday, June 22 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. With the $5 discount at NAPA Auto Parts locations, an adult General Admission ticket is $32 and a children’s General Admission ticket (ages 6-12) is $12. Ticket buyers will bring their receipt and exchange for a ticket at the ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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Winged Sprint Cars Return To Antioch Speedway Saturday Night

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...In case you haven't noticed, the Winged 360 Sprint Car division continues to grow at Antioch Speedway. More good things are anticipated when the division returns this week. Last week, the Northern All Stars Sprint Cars produced a 14 car field for their fourth round of racing. Promoter John M. Soares made the commitment to establish his own class three years ago, and the class saw it's schedule double this year. So far, the drivers have responded by bringing their cars to the fast three-eighths mile clay oval and putting on a show.

At playday in March, Watsonville competitor Shawn Conde tested his car at the track. Back at his home track, he is one of the Top 10 point runners, and he decided it was time to go back to Antioch. He was glad that he did after winning the Main Event. It was his first win and came ahead of a career best second place performance from Stephan Ingraham. Conde's win makes him the fourth winner in four races in the competitive division.

Even with the visiting drivers who show up from race to race, title contenders Art McCarthy and Billy Aton continue to make their presence known at the front of the pack. Both drivers, along with Koen Shaw, count themselves among the feature winners. 2007 champion McCarthy picked up a third place finish last week, but Aton wasn't far behind him in fourth. Because of the close finish between the two, McCarthy only leads Aton by four points heading into this week's race.

Back in fifth, making his first visit of the season last week, was Matt Barber. Matt turned in a nice effort and got that finish ahead of a past Antioch feature winner, Adam McCarthy. Adam has attempted three starts this year, and this was his best finish yet. Knowing his competitive nature, it won't be long before he is battling his father Art for a win. Zack Lynsky has come up through the ranks of Spec Sprints at Petaluma and Antioch. He opened the night with a heat race win last week before his seventh place finish.

Back in eighth was reigning Sprint Car champion Shawn Arriaga. The third generation racer got off to a late start this season, but he is now just eight points behind third place Dan Gonderman and two behind Rick Brophy for fourth. With 2014 champion Chris Magoon just six points behind Arriaga, it's a close battle for third in the standings. Magoon was tenth last week, behind open wheel veteran Burt Foland Jr. Completing the order was Rick Brophy, heat race winner Jarrett Soares and Dan Gonderman.

There is plenty of reason for Antioch Speedway Sprint Car fans to be excited. Not only is the Winged 360 Sprint Car class getting stronger, the Wingless Spec Sprints are also doing well. Both classes are on this Saturday night's schedule, making this a show the fans will want to see. For further information, check out www.antiochspeedway.com.

2016 Antioch Winged 360 Northern All Star Points

Art McCarthy 194 Billy Aton 190 Dan Gonderman 140 Rick Brophy 134 Shawn Arriaga 132 Chris Magoon 126 Burt Foland Jr. 114 Koen Shaw 100 Jarrett Soares 88 Ricky Brophy 64

2016 Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

June 18 June 25 July 9 July 16 July 30 August 6 August 13 August 20 August 27 September 10 September 17 September 24

Past Champions

1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga

Last 25 Feature Winners

June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson 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

18th Wingless Spec Sprint Season Continues Saturday At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...Antioch Speedway is where the Wingless Spec Sprint movement began back in 1999. Seventeen years later, the division is still an important part of the track's Northern All Stars Series. Promoter John M. Soares had the foresight to adjust the rules prior to last season in an effort to get the cost down on the cars. Though car count initially took a hit, the numbers have doubled from this time last year.

The competition is just as fierce as ever. The four events run so far have produced four different winners. On the list are last week's winner, Jason McIntosh, 2015 "Rookie Of The Year" Marcus Smith, two time champion Dan Gonderman and current point leader Jim Perry Jr. The way things have been going, it won't be a surprise to see another new winner this week.

If it's a repeat winner, chances are it could be Perry. With over 40 wins in his career, Perry tops the list of winners in this division at the track. Like his son Jimmy, who is #3 on the win list, Jim is a past champion in this division. The Perry Racing Team builds their own cars and engines from the ground up and is known for their quality work.

Beating the elder Perry for the championship will be a tall order, and right now it is ageless veteran Roy Fisher taking up the chase in the #2 position. Fisher had raced motorcycles for years before getting into this division 16 years ago. A hard crash about a decade ago sidelined Roy, but after time to recuperate, he was back behind the wheel and winning races again. He is 16 points behind Perry going into this week.

The points are close from second place Fisher to eighth place Brandon Burd as 20 points separate them. James East used his fifth place finish last week to slip past division original Rick Panfili for third in the standings, just six behind Fisher. Panfili has a second place finish this season, but he is coming off of a disappointing effort last week. With Shannon Newton collecting his best finish is second last week, he is only four points behind Panfili for fourth.

The Wingless Spec Sprints are still essentially what they were when they started in 1999. They are Sprint Cars for the racer on a budget. They still run a 360 cast iron motor with a two barrel carburetor. They are self starting race cars, which assures the fans that they won't slow down the program if a red flag flies. However, the racing is fast and competitive. The lack of a wing puts more emphasis on the drivers to go out there and do their thing.

Last season, the rules adjustments sent some teams scrambling and saw the division hit an all time low of five cars. They are coming off a 15 car show last week, and they had a season high of 17 cars earlier this year. More cars are out there, and car count continues to rise. Wingless Spec Sprints remain an entertaining part of the program at Antioch Speedway, and this week's show is sure to entertain. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com

Wingless Spec Sprint Top 10 Points

Jim Perry Jr. 190 Roy Fisher 174 James East 168 Rick Panfili 164 Shannon Newton 160 Kyle Bakkie 158 Marcus Smith 156 Brandon Burd 148 Alan Miranda 124 Adam Teves 122

Wingless Spec Sprint Schedule

June 18 June 25 July 16 July 23 August 13 August 27 September 3 September 24

Past Wingless Spec Sprint Champions

1988-Mike Johnson * 1989-Scott Holloway * 1997-Stan Cargo * 1998-Scott Holloway * 1999-Dan Gonderman 2000-Travis Berryhill 2001-Terry Tarditi 2002-Darrell Hanestad 2003-Darrell Hanestad 2004-Bob Newberry 2005-Scot Merrell 2006-Jimmy Perry III 2007-Jim Perry Jr. 2008-Billy Macedo 2009-Billy Aton 2010-Tommy LaLiberte 2011-Dan Gonderman 2012-D.J. Johnson 2013-Gary Nelson Jr. 2014-Billy Macedo 2015-Kyle Bakkie * NCMA Antioch

Previous 30 Winners

June 11, 2016: Jason McIntosh May 15, 2016: Jim Perry Jr. May 2, 2016: Marcus Smith April 16, 2016: Dan Gonderman September 19, 2015: Billy Macedo August 29, 2015: Kyle Bakkie August 15, 2015: Billy Macedo August 1, 2015: Jimmy Perry III July 5, 2015: Jeff Lee June 20, 2015: James East June 6, 2915: Jimmy Perry III May 17, 2015: Kyle Bakkie April 26, 2015: Jimmy Perry III April 19, 2015: Kyle Bakkie April 12, 2015: Roy Fisher March 21, 2015: Kyke Bakkie March 14, 2015: Roy Fisher March 7, 2015: Jeff Lee September 13, 2014: Billy Macedo August 2, 2014: Bob Newberry July 26 2014: Jeff Banbury June 28 2014: Chris Magoon June 14, 2014: Billy Macedo April 26, 2014: Billy Macedo April 5, 2014: Rowdy McClennon March 22, 2014: Gary Nelson Jr. March 15, 2014: Billy Macedo October 5, 2013: Zack Lynsky September 28, 2013: Zack Lynsky September 14, 2013: D.J. Johnson

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports survives strange night at Plymouth

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 15, 2016 – On a night filled with a number of unusual occurrences, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports experienced a roller coaster ride of ups and downs in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing action at Sheboygan County Fair Park on Saturday, June 11.

A total of 29 PDTR Sprint Cars checked into the pit area to do battle for the fourth time this year at The Plymouth Dirt Track. After the evening’s race program was delayed 1 hour and 45 minutes to accommodate extended track maintenance work, Pokorski found himself on the pole of the first Sprint Car heat race.

Pokorski out powered outside front row starter Danny Schlafer to take the lead at the drop of the green flag. With track conditions very much on the wet, narrow and choppy side, Pokorski stuck to the inside lane while Schlafer followed closely in his tire tracks.

By lap 8, Pokorski had built up a solid half straightaway cushion over Schlafer. However, on the white flag lap Pokorski bobbled slightly in turn two, which allowed Schlafer to close dramatically. Coming to the checkered flag, Schlafer pulled underneath Pokorski in turn four. The two former Midwest Sprint Car Association series champions dueled side by side to the flag stand with Pokorski holding on to post his second heat race victory of the season by mere inches.

“We tried some new things for Saturday night, and the car seemed to work pretty well in the heat, but the track was so abnormal it was hard to tell if we made any real gains,” Pokorski said. “Nonetheless, I'm happy we won.”

After several major incidents and accident cleanup delays pushed the program near the 11 p.m. citywide curfew, the scheduled 20-lap Sprint Car A main rolled onto track as the final event of the evening with Pokorski starting in the 10th position.

During the opening laps on the lightning fast, narrow and uneven track surface, Pokorski battled with Donny Goeden and Kurt Davis for the 10th position. After a restart following a caution on lap 5, Pokorski made contact with the cars of Kevin Karnitz and Justin Miller as several cars got bunched up in turn one, which resulted in front axle damage. Pokorski fell back to the rear of the field before pitting when the next caution came out on lap 8.

One lap later, the race was halted for good when Shane Wenninger flipped hard in turn 4 as the 11 p.m. curfew expired. It took a considerable amount of time to extricate Wenninger from the car. He was transported to a local hospital and found to have suffered two fracture vertebrae in the accident. Because the race did not go past the half way mark, points and pay were distributed evenly through the field.

“In the feature it again was hard to tell if the car was really working well,” Pokorski said. “It seemed like we were all just trying to stay off each other on the narrow track. We had some minor damage that will take a few hours to fix, but nothing we haven't dealt with before and certainly part of the racing deal.”

Despite the challenging track conditions encountered by PDTR competitors in recent weeks at Plymouth, Pokorski has high hopes for this Saturday’s Interstate Racing Association/Midwest Sprint Car Association Sprint Car doubleheader at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

“I'm confident the track crew will get things worked out,” Pokorski said. “I'm really looking forward to the MSA/IRA doubleheader this Saturday night.”

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Goeden’s Auto Body
Goeden’s Auto Body, located at 2417 Highway 28 East in Kewaskum, has been in business since 1971. In 2015, David “Dusty” Goeden took over ownership of the family-owned business.
Goeden’s Auto Body specializes in quality, top-notch auto body repair, with a focus on collision work. Goeden’s also offer classic vehicle restoration and rust repair, and will work with all insurance companies. Goeden’s Auto Body uses PPG paints and clear coats, offers towing services and a locked fenced storage area. Continuing the Goeden’s Auto Body tradition, free loaner cars are also available.
“At Goeden’s Auto Body, we were born to perform. With over 50 years of doing business and our racing involvement on and off the track, we know how to treat our customers like winners. With every job, we push ourselves to improve our performance and deliver a winning product. We work with all insurance companies, provide free computerized estimates and loaner vehicles while we repair your vehicle. Give us a call when you need a tow or some auto body work. Remember you, not your insurance company, have the right to choose where to take your vehicle for repairs.” – Dave “Dusty” Goeden, Goeden’s Auto Body owner.
For more information on Goeden’s Auto Body, call 262-334-2759 or e-mail goedenauto@gmail.com.

Pokorski Motorsports would like to direct special recognition to R&H Enterprises, Goeden’s Auto Body, Christel Signs and Goodwin Racing Engines for helping to get the team’s new 2016 Maxim on the track this season.

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2016 season include: Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Signs and Tisler Salvage Inc.

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

The Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series will headline the racing action at The Plymouth Dirt Track this Saturday, June 18. PDTR/MSA 360 Sprint Cars and B Mods are also on the card. Racing starts at 6 p.m. Sheboygan County Fair Park is location at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

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2016 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, June 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Friday, June 24 – Manitowoc Speedway (MSA)
Saturday, June 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Friday, July 1 – Manitowoc Speedway (IRA)
Saturday, July 2 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

2016 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Events – 7
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 2
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 3
Heat Race Victories - 2

 

 

Scotty Thiel - Beaver Dam Top 10

6/15/2016

The Scott Thiel Motorsports team raced this past Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Series. This was the third appearance of the year at the track and Scotty would go on to capture a respectable top 10 finish.

25 cars were signed in on Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway. Scotty drew a 55 pill which set him to go out 18th in the qualifying order. After putting down a 12.662 lap time that would be 12th quick overall and would have Thiel start third in the 10 lap heat race event. After the field took the green for the heat race event, Scotty charged up to the second spot coming out of turn two. He worked both grooves on the track but was unable to gain enough ground to pass the leader and settled for a close second place finish. However, he was still redraw eligible after all the heat races were completed. When the redraw pill was chosen, it placed Scotty to start 9th in the 30 lap A-main event. Tricky track conditions made for difficult passes in the main event. Scotty worked the low groove for majority of the race and ended up passing several cars in the first 20 laps. A caution came out with only six laps to go and Scotty was up to the sixth position. After the field went back to green flag action, Scotty began to struggle with the handling of the car and fell back a few positions. When the checkered flag flew, Scotty would cross the line in the 8th position. “The run tonight wasn’t great. We are better than this finish for sure. I think the right rear went low on air after the last restart and that hurt us as we fell back a few spots. Overall, it still was a decent top ten finish for us. My guys worked hard tonight to give me a good car but it just faded away at the end. We will regroup and get after it next weekend.” Stated Thiel after the main event.

Next up on tap is a two day weekend for the team. They will start off by racing Saturday night at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, WI and follow that up with another return to the Angell Park Speedway on Sunday.

Keep up to date on all of Scotty’s upcoming events on www.scottythiel.com and also on the Scott Thiel Motorsports social media pages, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their great marketing partners for the 2016 racing season and encourages everyone to check out these fine companies! Please support the people who support racing!

Professional Plating Inc:

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Scott Thiel Builders:

Since 1985, Sheboygan, Wisconsin based Scott Thiel Builders has been in the new home building and remodeling industry serving clients all over the central lake shore counties of Wisconsin. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself through our skilled craftsman who strive for perfection to create a masterpiece you have dreamed about. Attention to detail is used in a variety of ways at Scott Thiel Builders because we not only strive to achieve excellence on each project we work on but to also be attentive to our client and make sure they experience the best possible service through the entire building process and the years to follow. Check out what Scott Thiel Builders can provide for you today at www.scottthielbuilders.com!

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SixFour Promotions:

SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

VMS Motorsports:

VMS is a family business established in 2007 and has evolved into one of the leading suppliers of rod ends and radius rods in the racing industry worldwide. From Midgets to Modifieds, Legends to Late Models and everything in between, VMS Motorsports has you covered. Individualized customer service ensures that every one of our customers gets the right piece for their application. VMS Motorsports always keeps a full inventory on hand even through the off-season. This, coupled with our Monday-Saturday shipping, ensures that VMS Motorsports gets you back on track…FAST. If you are in the market for Rod ends, radius rods and many other racing products, check out what VMS Motorsports has to offer by checking them out online at www.vmsmotorsports.com!

Hepfner Racing Products:

For well over a decade, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has led the industry in innovative designs and manufacturing technology. From a wide range of racing components to a full line up of trailer accessories, HRP offers a large variety of items for virtually every form of motorsports. HRP is also the manufacturer of Streeter Super Stands, the original and genuine home to kart racing's Big Foot and Stacker Stands as well as a very popular lineup of full kart racing pit & trailer accessories and kart stands. We are proud to design, manufacture, package and ship all of our products from our Hartford, WI USA facility. To learn more on what HRP can offer you, check them out on the web at hrpracing.com!

QTM Brakes:

Innovations in braking since 1999 has led QTM to be one of the top brake companies in the business. >From open wheel, off road, late model racing and street vehicles, QTM provides a wide range of brakes and accessories for all applications. Their innovated technology allows the brakes to be the best in the business and the stopping power is incredibly noticeable to drivers in all platforms. Check out www.qtmi.com for more information!

Triple X Race Co:

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

Ti22 Performance:

Ti22 Performance is the leading manufacturer of high-performance titanium race parts. Focused on the Sprint car and Motorsports industry, Ti22 offers drivers a superior line of products that outlast and out perform the competition. Check them out at www.ti22performance.com!

Torsion Bar Rate:

Torsion bar testing has been around as long as the bar has. There are many different ways to test bars, but they all have the same goal.... to compare one bar to another and give the results in a numerical value (PSI, FORCE POUNDS, RATE). This is good, but can be hard to understand. We simplify this process. The numbering system we use is standard to the torsion bar industries. During our test sessions, data is collected and stored in our software, which then calculates it to a torsion bar size that everyone can understand. We have found 1025 bars that test between a 1012 and a 1036 bar. Our test services take away the guesswork. We provide you with a TORSION BAR RATE. Check out www.torsionbarrate.com for more info!

Rhey Graphics:

Rhey Graphics will take your next project over-the-top. We can supply you with the creative edge that's become a necessity in today's competitive marketplace. So whether it's a logo design, vehicle graphics, brochure, or full-color banner, we can handle your project from start to an outstanding finished project.

Vahlco Racing Wheels:

VAHLCO RACING WHEELS is a newly formed aluminum racing Wheel Company based in New Egypt, NJ focused on producing dirt oval track wheels to the highest standards of quality, durability, usability and precision. Dirt oval track racing and grassroots efforts is what racing in the United States was built on and it is our mission to produce, quite simply, the best wheels. Other companies may be the household name every racer knows, but Vahlco is ready to set the new industry standard. We are RACERS. We are DRIVEN. We are READY. Vahlco Racing Wheels. Made by RACERS for RACERS. Check them out at www.vahlco.com!

Super Shox:

Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

 

Dover, Taylor, Blaney, Dills and Starks Win to Give Team ILP 50 Victories This Season

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (June 15, 2016) - Inside Line Promotions achieved the 50-win mark last weekend as Team ILP competitors Jack Dover, Zac Taylor, Dale Blaney, Patrick Dills and Trey Starks each garnered a feature victory.

Dover picked up his first triumph of the season on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region. He also placed second on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and on Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

Taylor captured the victory during his 360ci sprint car debut on Friday at Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo.

Blaney led the distance of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature on Saturday at Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich. He also finished fourth on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

Dills drove to his second straight triumph on Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

Starks powered to Victory Lane on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

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

Danny Lasoski guided Big Game Motorsports to a runner-up result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Channin Tankersley recorded a second-place finish on Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Tony Bruce Jr. finished second on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Giovanni Scelzi earned a third-place result in a sprint car on Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

Ryan Smith pocketed a fourth-place finish on Friday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

Ray Allen Kulhanek maneuvered to a fourth-place result on Saturday at Battleground Speedway with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Josh Baughman scored a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Caleb Helms earned his first top five of the season on Saturday at Butler Speedway where he ended fifth.

Tommy Bryant claimed a fifth-place result on Saturday at Battleground Speedway with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Inside Line Promotions currently has openings to provide professional PR for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the PR specials for the 2016 season:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

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

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

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2016 -

Derek Hagar - 8 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 25 and March 26; Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., on April 23; Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tenn., on April 30; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on May 14; Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on May 21; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 27 and Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 28); Dale Blaney - 5 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 1; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and May 27; Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on April 23 and Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on June 11); Seth Bergman - 4 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 27; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 4; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 8 and Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on May 29); Danny Lasoski - 4 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 16, May 7 and May 21); Trey Starks - 4 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on April 2; Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., on April 9; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 4 and Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 11); Brandon Hanks - 3 (Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on March 25; Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on April 17 and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on May 7); Zac Taylor - 3 (Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on April 23; Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., on May 13 and Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., on June 10); Patrick Dills - 2 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 4 and June 11);Johnny Herrera - 2 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 17 and Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., on June 3);Giovanni Scelzi - 2 (Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on April 30 and Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on May 20);Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 26);Channin Tankersley - 2 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 6 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 7); Josh Baughman - 1 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 26); Zach Blurton - 1 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on April 10); Tony Bruce Jr. - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on May 28); Jack Dover - 1 (U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 10); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on May 14); Devin Kline - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, on Feb. 13); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on April 2); and Henry Van Dam - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 7).

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DB3 Imaging Partners with Bayston for Promotional Safety Program

Inside Line Promotions - WESTLAKE, Ohio (June 15, 2016) - DB3 Imaging has partnered with USAC National Midget Series competitor Spencer Bayston, who will receive safety items such as a helmet and a fire suit as part of a sponsorship and promotion.

"I've wanted to get involved in some way and I feel like getting involved in a safety aspect is helping the drivers as well as DB3 Imaging," DB3 Imaging Founder Dave Biro III said. "I'm promoting them through my partners and everything we offer in DB3 through photography, video and promotion. It's a great way of exposing our brand as well as helping make drivers safer."

Bayston, who recently captured his first career USAC National Midget Series triumph during Indiana Midget Week, has received a custom helmet painted by Shell Shock Designs. Meanwhile a new race suit is in the works.

"I've gotten to know Dave over the years and we sat down and talked at the Chili Bowl," he said. "He came to me later in the year and said he wanted to help out some drivers. It's a great idea he has. We're going to do some helmets and then give them away to charities. I'll wear it for a few months and then give it away. It's helpful for everyone."

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Jason Leffler / Wayne County Speedway: Fourth Annual Jason Leffler Memorial Race set for October 20th, 2016
WAYNE CITY, IL. (June 15, 2016) - The Fourth Annual Jason Leffler Memorial race will be held at the Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois on October 20th, 2016. The date of the race was recently changed to allow drivers who race across multiple series the opportunity to still participate in the Leffler Memorial. The race and its pre-race auction were developed by track owner Doug Stringer in 2013 after Leffler, a long-time friend, was tragically killed during a sprint car race on June 12, 2013 at Bridgeport Speedway. The loss of such an incredibly talented driver and young father was felt immediately within the racing community. One of the main concerns of Leffler's family, friends and fans after his passing was the wellbeing of his young son, Charlie. Each year a portion of the proceeds from the Leffler Memorial Auction and the Leffler Memorial Race are donated to the Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust. The 2016 Jason Leffler Memorial Auction will take place one day before the race on October 19th, 2016. Details for the auction will be released at a later date.

After receiving the track's largest crowd to date for the race last year, Stringer spent a lot of time thinking of a way to give back to the fans and drivers who make this race possible. Stringer's solution has the potential to allow the winning driver or one lucky fan from the crowd to walk away with some serious cash.

The winning driver of the 2016 Jason Leffler Memorial will automatically receive a $20,000 check for their accomplishment. After presenting the initial check, Stringer will allow the driver to select one envelope from a series of 100 envelopes that will contain various prizes. The biggest prize of all will be a check for $50,000. Once the winning driver has made their selection, then one general admission only ticket holder will have their ticket number drawn for a chance to come select one envelope from the remaining 99. If the winning driver has not selected the $50,000 prize, then this lucky fan might be the one walking away with 50k at the end of the night. The spectator drawing is being limited to only GA ticket holders because pit passes, which will also be available for purchase to the public, include drivers and their crew members.

More information about the fourth-annual Jason Leffler Memorial Race can be found at www.LefflerMemorialRace.com.

About Doug Stringer and Wayne County Speedway:
Wayne County Speedway owner and McLeansboro, IL resident Doug Stringer has a lengthy resume in the racing industry. His career essentially began in drag racing having served as general manager for Jim Epler's Rug Doctor Funny Car in 1996. Eventually he made a business decision to move in to the rapidly growing world of NASCAR racing where a role as general manger turned into an ownership role of a highly successful NASCAR Xfinity Series team. After selling his team in 2006, he formed Stringer Holdings, a sports marketing agency that manages sponsorship and related marketing platforms for various companies in both NASCAR and NHRA.

 

 

Jace Vander Weerd Seventh In Hanford, CA Before Bad Luck Find Him at the PAS

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing aboard both his winged 360ci and non winged 410ci sprint cars over the weekend, Jace Vander Weerd would finish in the seventh spot on Friday night at the Keller Auto Speedway before a cut tire late in the Saturday night feature at the Perris Auto Speedway brought his night to an early end.

“I was really pleased with our weekend overall,” Jace Vander Weerd said. “We performed well both nights, and I think both nights we had a Top-Five caliber car.”

Friday night at the Keller Auto Speedway with the King of Kings Winged 360’s, Vander Weerd opened his night up by timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx backed No. 88v machine in seventh fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Vander Weerd would pick up the win and earn a spot in the nightly dash. Lining up in the third row of the Dash, the Visalia, CA driver would finish in the fifth spot, where he would start the 30-lap feature event.

On the slick 3/8 mile track, Vander Weerd settled into the fifth spot during the early portion of the race. Settling in, Vander Weerd would continue to run inside the Top-Five as the race hit the halfway point, but would soon see the fourth place car bobble ahead of him forcing him to check up.

As he checked up, the door would then open for a passing opportunity behind Vander Weerd and he would slide back to the sixth spot, before finding himself in the seventh spot, as he got back up to speed.

In the closing laps, Vander Weerd would close on the two cars that passed him, but would end up finishing in the seventh position.

Climbing aboard his non winged 410ci entry on Saturday night, Vander Weerd checked in with the USAC/CRA Series at the Perris Auto Speedway. Timing in eighth fastest, Vander Weerd would have issues late in his heat race but was still able to finish good enough to get his time back in the feature event.

Gridding the field from the seventh spot in the ‘A’ Main, Vander Weerd would slip back to eighth when the race got underway on a surface that was extremely fast a narrow. Running a smart opening few laps, Vander Weerd would work his way under a couple of cars and overtake the sixth spot.

While running in sixth, Vander Weerd would run over debris and it would result in a cut right-rear tire and his night would unfortunately come to an end.

“Friday night we ran really well in the winged car I thought, and on Saturday I was really happy with how we continue to progress at Perris Auto Speedway,” Vander Weerd added. “I am looking forward to the 360ci race this Saturday night in Santa Maria, CA.”

Jace and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Jace will be back with the USAC West Coast 360 Series on Saturday night in Santa Maria, CA.

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Lucky Number Seven
Schatz & Zimbardi Double Up, J&J Auto Racing Scores Seven Victories

McKenzie, Tenn. (June 15, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing teams rolled a perfect seven last week, as teams grabbed seven victories across two countries and five states for the McKenzie, Tenn., based chassis manufacturer’s brand. Defending and seven-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion, Donny Schatz, and New York’s Jared Zimbardi doubled up in the win column, while Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Trey Starks and Keith Butler also posted big victories.

LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY – PUTNAMVILLE, IN
KNOXVILLE RACEWAY – KNOXVILLE, IA

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz won two of three World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series A-Feature events last week, finished second in the other, and promptly took over the top spot in the championship standings in the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J.

Schatz made his debut at Lincoln Park Wednesday night and quickly adapted to the 5/16-mile dirt oval in central Indiana. He qualified fourth in the field of 30 cars before finishing second to Kyle Larson in the opening heat race. The dash invert was four, which put Schatz on the pole for the six-lap race that set the lineup for the first three rows of the 40-lap A-Feature. Schatz used traffic to his advantage and retook the lead on lap 24 and he would not relinquish it to earn his eighth triumph of the season. Lincoln Park Speedway became the 77th different track where he’s won a WoO A-Feature.

Following Wednesday’s victory, Schatz led the Outlaws to historic Knoxville for two nights of racing. In Friday night’s opener, he qualified third in Group A qualifying and finished second in the first heat. He raced from fifth to second in the dash to start the 25-lap A-Feature outside of Terry McCarl. McCarl got the jump on the start as Schatz battled Kerry Madsen for the second position during the first 10 laps. He made his move for the lead on a lap 15 restart by powering by McCarl coming out of turn two, but McCarl regained the lead in turn four. Schatz kept pace with McCarl during the final laps of the race, but couldn’t make a move for the lead and finished second.

In Saturday’s event at Knoxville, Schatz qualified fourth in the field of 35 cars and won the fourth heat to transfer into the dash. He wasn’t able to advance from his fifth spot in the dash and started the 25-lap A-Feature inside of the third row. He was racing Shane Stewart for fourth during the opening laps when a multi-car incident brought out the red flag. The calamity was reminiscent of something fans might see at Talladega Superspeedway as an 11-car accident occurred coming down the front straightway when second-place runner Ian Madsen made contact with Brian Brown and Stewart, starting a chain reaction. Schatz avoided the accident and would restart third behind polesitter Jamie Veal and Madsen. He held third for the next 10 laps before overtaking Madsen for second on lap 15 and then began to track down Veal for the lead. He made his bid for the lead coming out of turn four on lap 22 to grab the lead. Schatz pulled away during the final three laps to earn his 24th career victory at the famed half-mile, dirt oval in central Iowa.

Through 36 races, Schatz continues to lead the series in wins with nine, top-fives with 24, top-10s with 34 and KSE Hard Charger Awards with seven. He has accumulated 4,988 points and leads Brad Sweet by 41 markers in the championship standings. For more information regarding Schatz, please visit www.DonnySchatzMotorsports.com. Fans can also follow him on Twitter @DonnySchatz or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Donny-Schatz-155969137765350/.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY – OHSWEKEN, ONT. CANADA
WOODHULL SPEEDWAY – WOODHULL, NY

Jared Zimbardi also doubled up in the win total last week, earning his first of two Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) victories at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, June 10. Starting from outside the front row, Zimbardi took control in the early laps of the A-main in the No. 35 entry to claim the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak vs. PST challenge race at Ohsweken for the third year in a row. Dane Lorenc also grabbed a heat race win in the No. 00 entry.

Zimbardi repeated the victory lane visit on Saturday, June 11, at Woodhull (NY) Speedway grabbing his second straight and third season PST win of 2016. The victory was the first career triumph at the facility for the veteran driver. After starting fifth in the 25-lap A-main, Zimbardi took the lead and commanded the event even through heavy traffic, using it to his advantage. When the checkered flag dropped, Zimbardi parked the No. 35 entry in victory lane at the 1/3-mile bull ring for the first time in his career. In addition to picking up the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ racing bonus, Zimbardi is also the PST Series point’s leader.

Lorenc drove the No. 00 entry to a seventh place finish in the feature event, also finishing third in the evening’s dash event.

Follow Zimbardi on Twitter @35TheJuice or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/35TheJuice.

EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK – GIBSONTON, FL

Keith Butler brought relief to a drought at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla., on Saturday, June 11, winning the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprint division. Butler drove the No. 19 entry to his first win at the facility in over a decade in the 15-lap feature event. Follow Butler on Twitter @kjmotorsports19.

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY – ALGER, WA

Trey Starks captured his second straight feature victory and his fourth of the 2016 season on Saturday, June 11, at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., in the John Carroll Classic. Starks qualified the No. 55 seventh quick and drew the luck of the draw to start the 25-lap A-main from outside the front row. Biding his time early in the event, Starks took the lead on lap seven and navigated traffic successfully to take the win. The victory marked the third different track in Washington State that Starks has triumphed on this season. For more information regarding Starks, visit www.TreyStarksRacing.com, or follow him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TreyStarksRacing. Starks can also be found on Twitter @Starks55Trey.

ROUTE 66 MOTOR SPEEDWAY – AMARILLO, TX

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and the No. 15H Keith Dobbs Racing team fired the first shot in ASCS Speedweek competition on Saturday, June 11, with a win at Route 66 Motor Speedway near Amarillo, Texas. Starting seventh in his heat race, Hafertepe was able to transfer into the feature event redraw after a third place finish. Lining up for the 30-lap A-main from the sixth position, Hafertepe battled his way to the front and put on a dynamic show before taking the checkered flag in his first appearance at Route 66 Motor Speedway. The victory also pulled Hafertepe and the No. 15H team into a tie for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Car Series championship standings.
Danny Wood in the No. 81W entry also posted a podium finish, taking the checkered flag in the third position.
For more information regarding Hafertepe, visit www.Sam15.com or follow him on Twitter @SamHafertepeJr.
ABOUT J&J AUTO RACING – McKENZIE, TN

For more than 40 years, J&J Auto Racing has been a leader in racecar chassis manufacturing. With intricate attention to detail and a willingness to provide chassis to the consumer’s specifications, J&J has taken its place as a leader in Sprint car racing innovation and safety. Founded and headed by Jack and Bonnie Elam, J&J Auto Racing is based in McKenzie, Tenn. For more information regarding J&J Auto Racing, please visit www.jandjautoracing.com or follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JJ-Auto-Racing-199865997589/.

 

 

NASCAR’S KAHNE, LARSON & ABREU WILL RACE MONDAY’S ALL STAR SPRINT SPEEDWEEK SHOW AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY For Immediate Release By Mike Swanger

NAPA Wayne County Speedway will host the fourth stop of the 34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek of Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Cometic Gasket on Monday night, June 20. Not only the tough All Star regulars are expected, including local drivers Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs along with last Saturday’s NAPA WCS winner Danny Mumaw, but NASCAR’S Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, who won an All Star race at NAPA WCS a few years ago and the most recent winner at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ Rico Abreu, will be racing for the $5,000 to win Duffy Smith Memorial. Jac Haudenschild started the 2016 racing season at the 3/8 mile oval by dominating the ASCoC race by setting the new track record of 14.125 seconds, won his heat race and the dash then led all 30 laps for the win. Sheldon Haudenschild, won last years speedweek show in front of the home crowd, but in the two races so far this season at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, luck has not been on his side. On opening night, Sheldon was chasing his Sprint Car Hall of Fame dad when he got tangled up with a lapped car, knocking him out of contention. Then back on May 28th, he and Abreu were back and forth for several laps before making contact with a lapped car again, aborting his chance for another win. Dale Blaney will be seeking his sixth Arctic Cat All Star Speedweek crown. Joining the ASCoC on the racing card will be the Action Auto Body Super Stocks with $1,000 going to the feature winner which is the first of their ‘Summer Series’ races. Gates will open at 3 pm on Monday with hot laps and qualifying at 6 pm and racing at 7: 30 pm. For advance ticket sales and more information on this and any races at the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

Weekend Preview: Patriot Sprint Tour returns to Outlaw Speedway for the 40th time and heads to Selinsgrove Speedway the Joe Whitcomb Memorial

Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
PST Media

(Sodus, NY) The A-Verdi Storage Containers & Mike Emhof Motorsports Patriot Sprint Tour is set to return to the newly named Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY on Friday, June 17 and then to the Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday June 18 for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial.
This will be the 40th time the Patriot Sprint Tour will be heading to Outlaw Speedway (formerly called Black Rock Speedway), which has hosted more Patriot Sprint Tour events than any other track in series history. This Fridays show is a make-up show that was originally scheduled on Friday May 6, but was postponed due to rain.
This will be the third straight year the series will be heading to Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial that will pay $2,571 to the A-Main Winner.
Both shows this weekend will go towards the PST-American Series championship. Jared Zimbardi, of Bradford, PA currently leads the American Series Standings with two wins so far at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Woodhull Raceway. Teenage driver Dane Lorenc currently rides second in points over Paul Habeck. Dave Just is fourth in points with Pete Richardson and Steve Glover are tied for fifth in the standings.
Please be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com for more information, you can also ‘like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.
About Outlaw Speedway (82 Main St. Dundee, NY 14837)
Under new ownership in 2016 with Watkins Glen businessman Tyler Siri, multiple upgrades have been made to the facility that has rejuvenated racing in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.
They are a weekly host to Big Block/ Small Block Modified’s, Crate Sportsman, IMCA Modified’s, RUSH Crate Late Models, Street Stocks and Four Cylinders.
This will be the first of three events the Patriot Sprint Tour will be heading to Outlaw Speedway as they will be a part of MRO Night in August which runs in conjunction when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Watkins Glenn International Speedway the same weekend.
They will then come back on Friday September 23 when the drivers of the Patriot Sprint Tour take on the drivers of the Empire Super Sprints and the United Racing Club.
Jared Zimbardi won the two events at Outlaw Speedway last season, but he is only a part of a long list of winners who have made it to victory lane over the 39 race history at the Yates County Speed plant. Other drivers who have won at Outlaw and to keep an eye on for this weekend are: Bryan Howland, Chuck Hebing, George Suprick, and Justin Barger.
Pit Gates for Fridays show will open at 4:00 p.m. Grandstand gates will open up at 5:00. It is a $20.00 admission for adults, $18.00 for Seniors. Children 12 and under are free! Racing is set to start at 7:00 p.m.
PST History
9/6/03 - Scott Bonnell

4/24/04 - Rich Swarthout

5/22/04 - Lance Yonge

6/5/04 - George Suprick

6/12/04 - George Suprick

6/19/04 - George Suprick

6/26/04 - Bobby Breen

7/2/04 - Rick Wilson

7/10/04 - Chuck Hebing

7/17/04 - George Suprick

8/7/04 - Blake Breen

8/14/04 - Blake Breen

9/4/04 - Chuck Hebing

9/11/04 - Trevor Lewis

8/13/05 - George Suprick

9/10/05 - Trevor Lewis

8/12/06 - Chuck Hebing

9/9/06 - Curt Michael

5/18/07 - Chuck Hebing

5/19/07 - Travis Rilat

8/11/07 - Jared Zimbardi

8/8/08 - Justin Barger

5/15/09 - Bobby Breen

8/7/09 - Trevor Lewis

4/30/10 - Chuck Hebing

8/6/10 - Bryan Howland

9/10/10 - Bobby Breen / Alain Bergeron (Prelim)

9/11/10 - Justin Barger

5/7/11 - JJ Grasso

7/8/11 - Chuck Hebing

8/12/11 - Jared Zimbardi

5/4/12 - Bobby Breen

6/29/12 - George Suprick

8/10/12 - Tony Stewart

5/3/13 - Justin Barger

8/9/13 - Robbie Stillwaggon

8/8/14 - Bryan Howland

5/15/15 - Jared Zimbardi

8/7/15 - Jared Zimbardi



Selinsgrove Speedway
Also under new management this season in Sprint Car Owner, Mike Heffner who purchased the Speedway last November and named long time Selinsgrove announcer, Steve Inch the promoter of the 71-year-old facility.
The track races 360 Sprint Cars on a weekly basis including two-time Joe Whitcomb Memorial winner, TJ Stutts. Other drivers include currently point leader Mark Smith, Robbie Stillwagon, Davie Franek and Ryan Kissinger.
Traditionally, the Patriot Sprint Tour lines up their heats based on using the draw system, however, this Saturday, time trials will be used to set up the heats. Once heats are set, the rest of the PST Rules will be used including passing points to determine the top eight redraw.
Gates will be opening up at 5:00, with racing set to start at 7:30. It will be $20.00 to get into the Grandstand and $30.00 to get into the Pits.
PST History
6/14/14 - TJ Stutts
6/13/15 - TJ Stutts

 

 

Midweek FAST Action Update: Reed and Mintz Score FAST 410 Victories Over OSCS, Bobby Clark Scores 305 Win and Takes Control of 305 Standings

By FAST Press:

FREMONT, Ohio (June 15, 2016) - After a weekend away from competition, the Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro returned to action in northwest Ohio, taking part in a combined three events over two days at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The Ohio Sprint Car Series also made their presence known in northwest Ohio during the recent weekend, challenging the FAST 410 Series to a weekend duel. When the dust settled on Saturday night, three different FAST Series winners were crowned, a new FAST 305 Series point leader was established, and the Ohio Sprint Car Series left without a winner.

“We had a great weekend at Attica and Fremont. I owe it all to the drivers and teams who came out and supported all of the events,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series promoter. “I also want to thank the Ohio Sprint Car Series for taking the time to visit our area as well. I have a feeling we’ll be hosting more challenge events in the future.”

For the third time in 2016, Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed secured a trip to Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service victory lane, this time at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Reed, the defending FAST 410 Series champion, as well as the defending Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway champion, captured his most recent FAST Series victory on Friday night, June 10, charging forward from fifth to hold off Brian Lay and Chad Kemenah during the 30-lap/$3,000-to-win main event. The pilot of the familiar Crown Battery/No. 5 also exited the weekend as the current FAST 410 Series point leader, holding a 19 point advantage over Craig Mintz.

Craig Mintz earned his place in Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service victory lane on Saturday evening, June 11, at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Mintz started on the pole for the 30-lap/$3,000-to-win main event, holding off outside-front row starter Cole Duncan for his first FAST Series victory of the 2016 season. Friday night winner Byron Reed charged from eighth to finish on the podium at “The Track That Action Built,” followed by Chris Andrews and Broc Martin.

The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro contested their lone event of the recent weekend also at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, June 10. Fremont’s Bobby Clark became the first repeat winner with the series in 2016, scoring the Attica victory over Kyle Capodice and fellow FAST 305 Series main event winner Paul Weaver. With the victory, Clark took sole command of the FAST 305 Series championship standings, holding a mere ten point advantage over Paul Weaver.

The Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service will resume competition on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, back at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro will resume action during Independence Day weekend with a visit to

​the ​

Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Sunday, July 3. It will be the first of four “road trips”

for the FAST 305 sprinters in 2016

, also scheduled to visit Butler Speedway in Michigan, Mercer Raceway Park in Pennsylvania, and Limaland Motorsports Park in nearby Lima, Ohio.

 

“It’s hard to believe that the halfway mark of the season is basically here,” said Rich Farmer. “Besides the rain, the first half has been exciting. I think the second half has a lot more potential. The championship chases are close. We have a long time to wait before we can crown a champion.”

Current FAST 410 Series Standings (16 Full-Time Members):

1

5

Byron Reed

849

2

9

Craig Mintz

830

3

73

Chris Andrews

730

4

45L

Brian Lay

729

5

16

Stuart Brubaker

698

6

60

Jody Keegan

697

7

83M

Broc Martin

696

8

23

DJ Foos

682

9

9Z

Duane Zablocki

667

10

68G

Tyler Gunn

667

11

33M

Caleb Griffith

600

12

8J

Jess Stiger

592

13

7

Shawn Valenti

577

14

3J

Trey Jacobs

428

15

6

Bill Rose

224

16

5K

Adam Kekich

216


 

Current FAST 305 Series Standings (26 Full-Time Members):

1

8

Bobby Clark

552

2

1W

Paul Weaver

542

3

19R

Steve Rando

524

4

1X

Dustin Dinan

518

5

1

Nate Dussel

506

6

66

Jamie Miller

498

7

25

Jason Keckler

495

8

77I

John Ivy

488

9

2

Ricky Peterson

479

10

99

Alvin Roepke

479

11

22

Seth Schneider

476

12

10X

Dustin Stroup

461

13

22M

Dan McCarron

458

14

12

Kyle Capodice

425

15

20B

Cody Bova

401

16

4*

Tyler Street

398

17

11G

Luke Griffith

392

18

45

Trevor Baker

371

19

2F

Matt Foos

360

20

75

Jerry Dahms

350

21

20I

Kelsey Ivy

294

22

9R

Dustin Rall

266

23

32H

Dan Hennig

240

24

27

Cody Gallogly

138

25

11X

George Englert

138

26

14

Rick Daugherty

103


 

2016 Winners:

Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service:
Round 1 April 8th - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 2 April 16th- Fremont Speedway: Carson Macedo
Round 3 April 22nd - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 4 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed
Round 5 April 29th - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 6 April 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 7 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Chris Andrews
Round 8 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 9 May 28th - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed
Round 10 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed
Round 11 June 11th - Fremont Speedway: Craig Mintz
Round 12 July 22nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 13 July 23rd - Fremont Speedway
Round 14July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 15 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 16 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 17 August 20th - Atomic Speedway
Round 18 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 19 September 2nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 20 September 16th - Fremont Speedway


 

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro:
Round 1 April 22nd -  Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 2 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: John Ivy
Round 3 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 4 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 5 May 29th - Fremont Speedway: Paul Weaver
Round 6 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 7 July 3rd - Waynesfield Raceway Park
Round 8 July 15th - Limaland Motorsports Park
Round 9 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 10 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 11 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 12 August 20th - Mercer Raceway Park
Round 13 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 14 September 16th - Fremont Speedway


 

FAST Series Information:

FAST Series membership forms are now available online at www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2016 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2016 FAST Series point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, K S 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, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA  Auto Parts , All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels

 

 

Rob Lindsey Captures Second Wingless Sprint Series Win Of 2016

By Ben Deatherage

(Photo Courtesy of Dustin Summers)

Elma, Washington- The Wingless Sprint Series would make their first appearance of 2016 at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington on Saturday June 11th. The tour was supposed to race at the 3/8-mile clay oval a few weeks earlier but rain would spoil those plans. Sixteen Non-Wing Sprint Cars would make the trip representing the states of Oregon and Washington.

Sherwood, Oregon chauffeur Rob Lindsey would be the car to beat come feature time. Lindsey, in the Maxline Custom Cases/Summerfield Golf & Country Club/Speedmart Inc. #23 XXX, seized the lead on the opening lap to set the tone early. He would remain there for the entire race and managed to master every restart to win his second WSS victory of 2016.

Second place would go to the Pure Addiction Diesel Performance/Champion Racing Oil/Top Coat Powdercoating/Randy Busser Sandblasting #15R Maxim of Forest Grove, Oregon’s Jake Gilman followed and Despite getting involved in an earlier incident Jonathan Jorgenson, from Tacoma, would place his Jorgenson Manufacturing/D.G. Machine #2J XXX in third. The rest of the top five would consist of Salem, Oregon pilot Tim Alberding, in his Alberding Racing #52 Maxim, in fourth and fifth finishing Otto Jorgenson, from Auburn, in the Jorgenson Manufacturing/D.G. Machine #8X.

Rob Lindsey was fast time of the night while Lindsay Barney, of Eagle Creek, Oregon, won the trophy dash in her J.A.B. Motorsports #57 entry. Heat races were won by Rob Lindsey and Jonathan Jorgenson.

The Wingless Sprint Series heads to Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Oregon on Saturday June 18th. For ticket and time information be sure and log on to www.trophymotorsports.com. For the latest news and stories on the Wingless Sprint Series visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary:

Wingless Sprint Series Race #3

Saturday June 11th, 2016

Willamette Speedway

Lebanon, Oregon


A Feature 1: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey; 2. 15R-Jake Gilman; 3. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 4. 52-Tim Alberding; 5. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 6. 89-Sterling Kane; 7. 9J-Bert Johnson; 8. 57-Lindsay Barney; 9. 50-Brad Rhodes; 10. 27-Guy Weedman; 11. 9-Tristin Thomas; 12. 15-Jeff Dunlap; 13. 1-Mark Herz; 14. 54-Johnny Butler; 15. 29T-Tommy Moreno; (DNS) 12R-Darren Rothe

Dash: 1. 57-Lindsay Barney; 2. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 3. 54-Johnny Butler

Heat 1: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey; 2. 52-Tim Alberding; 3. 89-Sterling Kane; 4. 50-Brad Rhodes; 5. 57-Lindsay Barney; 6. 54-Johnny Butler; 7. 15-Jeff Dunlap; 8. 9-Tristin Thomas

Heat 2: 1. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 2. 15R-Jake Gilman; 3. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 4. 1-Mark Herz; 5. 9J-Bert Johnson; 6. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 7. 27-Guy Weedman

Qualifying: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey; 2. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 3. 54-Johnny Butler; 4. 27-Guy Weedman; 5. 52-Tim Alberding; 6. 1-Mark Herz; 7. 89-Sterling Kane; 8. 15R-Jake Gilman; 9. 50-Brad Rhodes; 10. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 11. 57-Lindsay Barney; 12. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 13. 9-Tristin Thomas; 14. 9J-Bert Johnson; 15. 15-Jeff Dunlap; 16. 12R-Darren Rothe

 

 

Boespflug Victorious in the Garden State

Plainfield, IN Wednesday June 15th, 2016- Chad Boespflug competed in his third Amsoil USAC Eastern Storm Tour this past week. A series of five nights of racing at five different track across Pennsylvania and New Jersey is the slate of USAC Eastern Storm competition. Night one Boespflug and his NineEight Motorsports / EZR Team got off on the wrong foot at Grandview Speedway with a poor qualifying effort that saw them behind all night as qualifying is huge being it sets the field for every event that follows. Qualifying anywhere outside of the top 10 with USAC means you will start deep in the feature even if one makes the transfer into the main. Boespflug and Crew Chief Davey Jones worked to improve the car for qualifying the remainder of the week. The new Maxim chassis and fresh Claxton engine combination had what it took to put together good qualifying runs after tweaking a few thing. The adjustments made were good for a 3rd, two 5th's, and 6th place in ProSource qualifying on nights two through five.

Although the results did not show the best on paper for Boespflug he did manage to finish just outside the top 10 at Grandview finishing 12th and maintained a top 10 finish at Lincoln finishing 9th. The strong qualifying runs worked to Boespflug's advantage making the feature invert to start within the top six the final three nights of racing.

Night three took the Eastern Storm tour across the Delaware river from Pennsylvania into the Garden State of New Jersey to New Egypt Speedway. Boespflug had a fast race car right out of the gate topping the time chart in hot laps, then backing it up with a 5th quick time trial effort. Boespflug rolled out for the heat race at NES in the fifth position and was fast yet again finding momentum and making his way into the third position before the checkers fell. The feature inversion placed Boespflug outside front row for the start of the 30 lap AMain. CJ Leary grabbed the early race lead as Boespflug trailed. An early race caution was all that Boespflug needed to make his move around Leary to take over the race lead. Boespflug was able to hold off Robert Ballou and hard charging Bryan Clauson to pick up his second Amsoil USAC National Win of the season and first career win in the Garden State of New Jersey.

Night four and five of the east coast swing saw the tour traveling back into Pennsylvania to Port Royal Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway. Two nights that Boespflug and the team would rather forget as strong top 5 feature runs were both cut short due to mechanical issues.

"Coming off the win at New Egypt we knew this new Maxim was going to be good the rest of the week, and it was. Things just didn't go our way at Port and Susky. Both nights I feel we had a car capable of finishing in the top 5 where we were running, if not on the podium. A broken rocker arm sent us home early Saturday and a part failure ended our night once again Sunday sending us home with a wrecked race car. I could not turn and drove into the turn one wall running third. Ending any night with a junked car is frustrating, but while running up front is even worse. We will regroup and rebuild this week before heading to the Midwest for four days next week. I cannot thank my guys and all of our partners that made this week possible enough, without them this trip would not have been possible. " -Boespflug reflects on the ups and downs of Eastern Storm.

Thank You to All Eastern Storm Supporting Partners: Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Trailers, and Chip Rupp.

Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners: Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Trailers, Chip Rupp, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, FK Indy, Hinchman Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time, Shaws, and STIDA. Race Results: USAC at Grandview Speedway: 6/7: Qualifying: 21th / 30 Cars - Heat Race: S 1st F 1st - AMain: S 19th F 12th USAC at Lincoln Speedway: 6/8: Qualifying: 3rd / 29 Cars - Heat Race: S 6th F 6th - AMain: S 7th F 9th USAC at New Egypt Speedway: 6/10: Qualifying: 5th / 28 Cars - Heat Race: S 5th F 3rd - AMain: S 2nd F Won USAC at Port Royal Speedway: 6/11: Qualifying: 5th / 26 Cars - Heat Race: S 5th F 5th - AMain: S 3rd F DNF USAC at Susquehanna Speedway: 6/12: Qualifying: 6th / 26 Cars - Heat Race: S 5th F 3rd - AMain: S 2nd F DNF

 

 

Hepfner Racing Products/HRP Wings

 Blaney, Balog, Robertson, Tiner, Daywalt, Hull, Dobmeier, Clark, Boespflug, Hafertpe Jr.- this large contingent of drivers topped podiums across the country along with HRP this past week. Mini Sprint, 305, 360, 410, Winged & Non-Winged, these winning cars and drivers have the Hepfner Racing Products advantage, do you?

A little non-wing action puts us in gear first this week as HRP customer Nine Eight Motorsports along with hot shoe driver Chad Boespflug scored their second win of the season in USAC National Sprint Car Series action- this time taking the win at New Egypt Speedway.

HRP SHARK Wings have been a part of Mark Dobmeier's winning ways in 2016, adding another tally to the win column at his hometown track River Cities Speedway with Team 13 Racing.

Fremont, Ohio's Bobby Clark has been a force in 305 racing action the last few seasons including topping past seasons drivers power rankings. Keeping with that tradition, Clark was victorious at Attica Raceway Park this past week.

Another driver dominating 305 sprint car racing is BR Motorsports Blake Robertson. In RaceSaver competition in California, Blake clinched weekend wins at Keller (Kings) Auto Speedway and Bakersfield Speedway.

Dale Blaney took HRP SHARK Wings to the winners circle at Butler Battle Grounds in ASCoC action. The CH Motorsports MUDDY/ Big Game Tree Stands #1 has tops series wins and current points this season.

Placerville Speedway hosted the popular Civil War Series and lady luck was siding with the #94 of Steven Tiner who put the cap on his third feature win of the season and also qualified himself for the upcoming Johnny Key Classic at Oceanside.

Hepfner Racing Products/HRP Wings have been a part of Sam Hafertepe Jr's top finishes once again this year. The Sunnyvale, TX driver took the Keith Dobbs #15H to Route 66 Motor Speedway not only clinching the win but also climbing to a first place tie in current ASCS National Point Standings.

The MOWA sprint car teams rolled into Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana this past weekend with a stout lineup of drivers and cars ready for a go. When the action settled, it was Jerrod Hull who battled to the top spot, scoring another win with the series and for HRP Wings.

In Hepfner Racing Products home state of Wisconsin, the IRA sprint series returned to Beaver Dam Raceway where Bill Balog made it three for three at the 1/3rd mile facility and in as many starts with the WIMS mini sprints Nick Daywalt took his family owned #66 Object Controls backed entry to victory lane at the Wilmot Raceway in an action packed main event.

Ten drivers for eleven wins- congratulations on a great week of racing and Thank You all for choosing Hepfner Racing Products and HRP Wings. You have the advantage!

Hepfner Racing Products is the leader in sprint car wings and components including the new Racer (RCR) series sprint car wings, front axles, nurf bars, bumpers, chassis tabs & brackets, custom MULE conversions and the largest selection of shop & trailer accessories in open wheel racing. All of HRP's roster is designed, manufactured, assembled, packaged and shipped from their family owned facility in Hartford, WI. Get the winning advantage for yourself! Shop online at hrpracing.com or call (262) 457-5015.

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING: FIRST PST PODIUM!

by Tommy Goudge (June 15, 2016) – Caistor Centre, Ontario – Sprint Car driver Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan defended home turf at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday against invaders from the Patriot Sprint Tour, and emerged with a pair of top five finishes.

Ryan finished 2nd in the first heat race with his Aces Bar & Grill #91, while Cory was behind him in 5th in his Hill's Racing #97, and Jamie took 3rd in the second heat race in his Insta-Panels #11. Those results placed Ryan and Jamie in the A-Feature redraw, while Cory went to the Dash race, where he finished 6th.

Cory started 14th in the 25 lap A-Feature and quickly advanced into the top 10, but ended up settling for 13th at the finish. Jamie drew the 6th starting spot with Ryan in front of him in 4th. The two drivers advanced into the top five and raced hard for a podium spot with Mitch Brown. Jamie passed Ryan on lap 17, with Brown doing the same on lap 21, but Ryan passed both over the last three laps to claim Team Turner's first PST podium. Jamie settled for 4th, less than half a second behind his son.

“It was great to get the first TTR podium finish with the Patriot Sprints under our belt!" Ryan exclaimed. "(I) had a great battle with JT for the last half of the race, (and) was able to slip by him in lap traffic. All in all a great night for TTR against the Patriot Sprints.”

Ryan and the TTR crew made the trip to Dunnville for the Mudcat Festival Parade to represent their local sponsors on Saturday. The event featured a great turnout, and beautiful weather. Team Turner sends a big thank you out to everyone who visited with them at the event.

The team has a doubleheader weekend on tap, with a Friday race at Ohsweken's Wall of Fame Night, followed by a Saturday stop at Brighton Speedway with the Southern Ontario Sprints tour.

UP NEXT Friday, June 17 - Ohsweken Speedway, Ohsweken ON (360 Sprint Cars) Saturday, June 18 - Brighton Speedway, Brighton ON (Southern Ontario Sprints tour)

POINTS CHASING The TTR drivers are chasing points towards a pair of championships in 2016 – Ohsweken Speedway’s weekly 360 Sprint Car series, and the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: -#11 Jamie Turner: SOS 1st | Ohsweken 9th -#91 Ryan Turner: SOS 2nd | Ohsweken 6th -#97 Cory Turner: SOS 3rd | Ohsweken 5th

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 7 Races | 0 Wins | 4 Top Fives | 5 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 7 Races | 0 Wins | 5 Top Fives | 5 Top Tens -#97 Cory Turner: 9 Races | 0 Wins | 3 Top Fives | 6 Top Tens

LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 and @CTMotorsports_ Facebook: search “Team Turner Racing” and “Cory Turner Motorsports” YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

MAILING LIST Send an e-mail to tgoudgecommunications@gmail.com with “Turner” in the subject line to get on the Team Turner Racing mailing list.

TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank KT Tobacco, Aces Bar & Grill, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Champion Brands Canada, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, and ImageFactor.ca

 

 

 

HILL'S RACING TEAM: BUILDING CONFIDENCE AT THE CAPITAL

By Tommy Goudge (June 15, 2016) Six Nations, Ontario - Alex Hill's season of firsts continued last weekend, as the 16 year old driver and her #77x Sprint Car team competed at The Sprint Car Capital of the World for the first time.

Alex was a bit nervous about racing at Knoxville Raceway for the first time, but she quickly forgot about that once she got onto the famed Iowa half-mile. Unlike her first Eldora Speedway experience a few weeks ago, the cushion at Knoxville wasn't right next to the wall.

“It was a great track and I love it there. It wasn't as fast as I thought, but I think no track will compare to Eldora,” Alex laughed. “It was fun and it didn't take that long to get comfortable, because the track wasn't right around the top right at the beginning - It slowly made its way up to the wall, but it wasn't even really near the wall.”

Her time trial effort of 16.965 seconds on Friday was good enough for 16th overall, but the time was disallowed when her car was found to be light at the scales. She started 10th and finished 9th in her heat race, and followed that by running from 19th to 15th in the A-Feature.

Saturday started better, as Alex's time of 16.552 seconds was good enough for 15th overall in qualifying. She kept eventual feature winner Clint Garner and other strong contenders behind her to claim 2nd in her heat race.

"She would have won the heat, but (the leader) missed the bottom and slid up in front of her which killed her momentum coming to the white (flag)," noted crew chief Daryl Turford.

A close call with another competitor resulted in a spin at the finish line in the Saturday night A-Feature, and she was credited with 17th.

Next up for Alex and her #77x is a home track race at Ohsweken, Ontario on Friday, June 17, followed by a Saturday, June 18 race at Waynesfield, Ohio against the National Racing Alliance Invaders series. She finished 13th in her last Ohsweken start on June 3, and got rained out in her last try at Waynesfield on May 28.

BACK AT HOME...
-Cory Turner started 14th and finished 13th in the A-Feature on Friday night at Ohsweken, with invaders from the Patriot Sprint Tour on hand to take on the weekly Friday night racers. Cory remains 5th in the Ohsweken points standings with his #97 after four weeks.

-Dain Naida finished 2nd in the Patriot Sprint Tour dash race at Ohsweken on Friday, but wasn't able to start the A-Feature due to mechanical problems. Dain is still 3rd in the Ohsweken points standings with his #17x after four weeks.

-Shone Evans and Jerry Hill continued their rookie campaigns in Ohsweken's Crate Sprint Car division on Friday. Evans crossed the finish line 9th after starting 13th, while Hill came home 11th. Evans has his #87x sitting 7th in the points standings, while Hill's #49h is 10th.

-Steve Hess started 14th and moved up to finish 11th in the Thunder Stock A-Feature at Ohsweken on Friday. Steve has his #777x sitting 6th in the points standings after four weeks.

LINKS
Website: www.HillsRacingTeam.com
Twitter: @HillsRacingTeam
Facebook: search "Hill's Racing Team"
Instagram: www.instagram.com/HILLSRACING

HILL'S HELPERS
The Hill's Racing Team would like to thank Iroquois Hereford Farms, Townline Variety, BMO Bank of Montreal, Tony Stewart Racing, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Service, Ackland Insurance, M-One, Davis Fuels, and Engine Pro Racing. Visit www.HillsRacingTeam.com to find out how you can join the team!

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (June 14, 2016) – Long -time Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP supporter XYZ Machining, located in Warsaw, Indiana, is providing increased awareness for two prestigious SOD awards for 2016 by sponsoring the Sportsman of the Year Award and Crew Chief of the Year Award.

The sportsman of the year award does not receive the recognition it deserves. The award goes to the SOD driver who best exemplifies the basics of sportsmanship. Adults and children alike who see a driver behaving in a sportsmanlike way come to understand that the real winners in racing are those who know how to persevere and to behave with dignity — whether they win or not. Veteran SOD competitor Mark Aldrich won the 2015 Sportsman of the Year Award.

It is readily seen who the winning driver is for each race, but what did it take to win? There are very talented crew chiefs that know their drivers and equipment, and make crucial changes and adjustments that result in wins. Two-time SOD champion Gregg Dalman’s son, Keegan Dalman, received the 2015 Crew Chief of the Year Award.

XYZ Machining owners Tim and Cindy Norman have been a part of SOD since 1984. Tim, started his career as a sprint car driver in his white 5J in 1983, was SOD rookie of the year in 1984, and won his first Sprints On Dirt championship the next year. He then went on to win two more SOD championships in 2005 and 2007 and collected over 40 career feature victories during his career. Tim was inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

XYZ Machining produces CNC manufactured aluminum and titanium racing components, as well as custom products for other industries, that are sold worldwide. If you race a sprint car, it is a good bet that you use XYZ parts, either with XYZ’s own name on them or the name of one of many leading sprint car racing manufactures that XYZ produces parts for.

To learn more about XYZ Machining, go to www.xyzmachining.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Engine Pro (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor & SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor & Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Kistler Racing Products, King Racing Products, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Rod End Supply, and Ti22 Performance.

 

 

MURRAY MACHINING & SHEDS CONFIRM AS NAMING RIGHTS SPONSOR OF MURRAY BRIDGE SPEEDWAY

Official release: MMS Murray Bridge Speedway

June 15, 2016

Murray Machining & Sheds have confirmed they will be the major sponsor of Murray Bridge Speedway for their seventh season.

Darryl and Val Wright today locked in their sponsorship for the new era of the iconic Murray Bridge venue explaining how excited they were about the future of the sport in the region.

“It’s an exciting time for Speedway in this city and this state with the USC coming to town and the Madetoogo company taking up the lease,” says Darryl Wright, “we’re proud to be a part of the new era.”

Murray Bridge Speedway manager Tim McAvaney was naturally delighted to secure the naming rights sponsorship once more.

“Darryl and Val, and the late Ross Wright have put so much into South Australian Speedway, Murray Bridge Speedway and the community in general over the years,” McAvaney explains, “we carry their name with pride on our Speedway each year and we’re extremely grateful for the chance to continue that relationship into our new era.”

The late Ross Wright is a legend of South Aussie Speedway having raced for almost 50 years in different classes before his untimely passing to pancreatic cancer nine years ago.

“Dad raced Stock Rods, Super Sedans and even Sprintcars where he drove the Jimmy Sills car owned by Kev Fischer as Bill Wigzell’s team-mate. He raced for near enough to fifty years.”

Each year Ross’ memory is honoured with the Ross Wright Memorial and this year the event is the first round of The USC Chase on Saturday, March 11.

Murray Machining & Sheds has been a proud member of the Murray Bridge business community for a quarter of a century and was formed between Val, Ross and Darryl Wright in the early 1990’s.

Darryl himself was a fearless Sprintcar driver who enjoyed success in SA and also interstate with a WSS “Quick Time” award at the famed Premier Speedway Warrnambool as one of his career highlights.

He and mum Val continue to also sponsor and support Murray Bridge throttle stomper Ryan Jones in his Ultimate Sprintcar endeavors.

Products offered by MMAS include:

• Aircraft Hangers

• Garages

• Grain Sheds

• Hay Sheds

• Horse Stables

• Machinery Sheds

• Paddock Shelters

• Shearing Sheds

• Warehouses

Murray Machining and Sheds and their subsidiary company Rivercity Sheds can be found at 110 Maurice Rd, Murray Bridge – you can phone (08) 8532 5588.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – ASCS Speedweek Heats Up!

(Bill W) June 15, 2016 – The Lucas Oil ASCS National Speedweek is heating up both literally and figuratively. Four events are planned between tonight and Saturday. Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team turned in a fourth place finish in the Speedweek opener Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas. Unfortunately, Mother Nature won round two at Devil’s Bowl in Mesquite, Texas last night. Wayne had won there earlier this year. The Oklahoma City driver also turned in a victory earlier this season at tonight’s venue, Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma. The series will move on to Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, Oklahoma Thursday, the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia Friday and Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri Saturday.

Things started well in Amarillo on Saturday. There was much speculation about how track conditions would play out, but that was put to rest. “The track was really good,” says Wayne. “It was really racy all night long. We were able to go from fifth to third there in the heat race, and that got us in the redraw. Luck was with us there, and we drew the pole.”

He would lead early on, but that turned into a three-way battle with Josh Baughman and eventual winner, Sam Hafertepe Jr. “We were all right there battling for the lead at one point,” says Wayne. “It was really a good race in the top five there for a little bit. I think we got Baughman shuffled back. Then at one point, I was in third, gaining on (Aaron) Reutzel. That’s when Steven Russell spun out and I tagged him. That let (Danny) Wood get by me. I had to race with him up to the end. We didn’t get him and ran fourth.”

Wayne felt good in the #2c. “We should have had a second place car, to be honest,” he says. “The driver made a couple of mistakes. Sam had the best car; there was no doubt about that. But we should have run second. I got kind of messed up a couple times and chose the wrong line.”

The team is excited about the rest of this week, and then heading to the Pacific Northwest. “We were sorry to miss Devil’s Bowl, but we have a good streak going at Lawton,” he says. “We’ve been strong at these other tracks too, and this car is working a lot better than the other one we had. We’re really looking forward to getting some races in right now.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

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

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne won his third Bud Shootout at US36 Raceway near Osborn, Missouri on June 17, 2011. The win came aboard the BDS Motorsports #38 ahead of Jack Dover, Bronson Maeschen, Bryan Gossel and Don Droud Jr.

Partner of the Week – Simpson Performance Products

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

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

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

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

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

 

 

"STEEL VALLEY THUNDER" RACING SATURDAY AT SHARON FEATURING PENN-OHIO STOCKS FOR $1500 TO-WIN; OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK COMING TUESDAY
By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 15, 2016 For the first time this season, Sharon Speedway was able to complete three straight events without a rainout last Saturday night; nonetheless, Mother Nature has threatened now for eight straight weeks. That streak looks like it'll come to an end Saturday (June 18) as beautiful weather is forecasted for the six-division "Steel Valley Thunder" program featuring the Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks in a $1,500 to-win event along with the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Lyden/Red Line Oil RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Race time is 7 p.m.

It'll be a short turnaround then as Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket rolls into Sharon on Tuesday (June 21) featuring a $5,000 to-win event for Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions along with $300 to-win for the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Over 40 Sprints are expected. Along with all of the top All Stars, Dave Blaney, Kyle Larson, Rico Abreu California's Dominic Scelzi, central Pa. standout Danny Dietrich, and several Australian invaders are expected. Warm-ups are scheduled for 6 p.m. followed by Sprint Car qualifying and racing. Reserved and advanced tickets are on sale at SharonSpeedway.com.

Saturday will feature the second of five mini series events for the Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Series. Saturday's feature will pay $1,500 to-win for the "Jim Hooks Memorial" presented by Wedge Motorsports, Robinson Automotive, Homak Manufacturing and the Penn-Ohio Series. M&T Allison Construction is the major dash sponsor. The opening event saw 45 Stocks battle with Chris Schneider picking up the win. Andy Buckley, who love to win his season's first on Saturday, leads the Sharon Gibson Insurance Agency points over Mike Miller, Bob McCann, Paul Davis, and last Saturday's winner Mike Clark.

Jimmy Weller III picked up his second win in the past three weeks last Saturday in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds. Weller has ascended to second in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply points as he looks to contend for his first championship. Atop the standings by 12 is Rex King, Jr., who still has yet to win a feature this year at Sharon like his father, who is third in points. Dave Murdick and Michael Maresca, Jr., a newcomer to Sharon, are tied for fourth.

The four "J's" are atop the Summit Racing Equipment Modified standings as Joe Gabrielson leads Josh Ferry, Jeff Johnson, and Joel Watson. Gabrielson, Ferry, and Johnson have had speed and in contention to win this season, but all will look for their season's first win on Saturday. Three-time feature winner, Joel Watson, had his perfect streak end last Saturday and is fourth due to missing the June 4 program. Last Saturday's winner, Scott Stiffler, is fifth.

Brandon Ritchey is the only driver to repeat thus far in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Ritchey has just a three-point lead over Kole Holden and six points over Jerry Schaffer. Chad Wolbert, who is in his first year of racing full size cars, and Nick Ritchey are fourth and fifth in Lyden/Red Line Oil points. Car counts have been strong this year ranging between 23-25 cars for all five events to date with still some new cars expected to debut soon.

Joe Campbell came all the way from the 14th starting spot last Saturday night to steal a win and became the first repeat winner in the Mini Stocks this season. Steve Walker II has built up a 12-point lead on three-time champion and the division's all-time winner, Bill Fuchs, who is still searching for his season's first win. Matt Rubright, Campbell, and Michael DelliQuadri are third through fifth in points.

On Saturday, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply will award six complimentary pit passes for the following week; a pair going to the hard luck driver in DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, a pair to a lucky driver in the division that competes first, and a pair to a lucky fan. Thanks to an anonymous donor, an extra $50 will be awarded to position five at all "Steel Valley Thunder" events for the Big-Block Mods, RUSH Sportsman Mods, and Stock Cars.

Pits open at 4 p.m. on Saturday with grandstands at 5 and racing at 7. Admission for those 14 and over is $10, while children 13 and under are free. Pit passes are $30.

On Tuesday, pits open at 3 p.m. with grandstands at 4, Sprint engine starts at 5:45 followed by warm-ups, qualifying for the Sprints, and racing. General admission tickets are $25 for those 14 and under. Children 13 and under are free. Pit passes are $35. Parking and camping are free. Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Another Record Win!

(Bill W) June 15, 2016 – Mark Dobmeier’s 117th career win at River Cities Speedway in his hometown of Grand Forks, North Dakota came in record time last Friday. Starting eighth, Mark steered the Jimco Motorsports/Polaris #13, covering the 25-lap distance in four minutes and fifty-eight seconds. He added a top five finish Saturday at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. This week, the team plans three events. They will be defending their home turf against the World of Outlaws at River Cities Friday, head to Badlands again Saturday and finish the weekend up with the WoO in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Sunday.

Things started well in Mark’s heat on Friday at River Cities. “It was probably one of the stickiest tracks I’ve seen at River Cities in many years,” he says. “It was rocket fast, but we were able to move up to second there from the back in the heat race.”

He would start eighth in the main event. “It was a fast sticky track that went green to checker,” says Mark. “My hat’s off to everyone that was in that race. It was heavy, and everyone was bicycling and bouncing all over. But no one spun out, got upside down or anything. It was amazing.”

Mark avoided the scrapes that he encountered in his last win in Grand Forks. “Unlike our last race there, I kept the original top wing on all the way through,” he says. “There were some close calls in traffic, but I was able to kind of escape them all. I was able to pick off a few guys right away and I got up to Corey Mack. He was running really well.”

He would make his winning move in traffic. “I think it was the midway point of the race where he got stuck behind some lapped cars and I snuck underneath him,” says Mark. “After that, it was just game on, running through the lapped cars. It was cool to set the 25-lap record too.”

Mark would time in seventh quick at Badlands Saturday. “We started outside pole in the heat, and took off from the start,” he says. “We got back to our pill drawing skills and got the eight again. That’s two sevens, a six and an eight so far at Badlands. I think we’re saving the good draw for the $50,000 to win race later on.”

His run from outside row four took him to fifth at the checkers. “The track was fast around the bottom,” says Mark. “There was a little bit of moisture down there. It just wasn’t that racy of a track. Nonetheless, I was trying to get some traction up top. We were able to get to fifth place. The top kept getting slower, so I bit the bullet and went back down and got in line. At the end, I tried the top again, but we couldn’t get any better than fifth.”

Though he has three World of Outlaws victories (two at Huset’s and one at Wilmot), and a win in a prelim at the Knoxville Nationals, Mark has never beat the WoO on his home track. He’s hoping that changes Friday.

About Polaris…

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World of Outlaws return to Jackson Motorplex on June 24 for Mayhem at the Motorplex presented by Billion Ford

JACKSON, Minn. — June 15, 2016 — Quite a bit has changed since the last time the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series raced in Jackson, Minnesota in 2014. First and foremost was the re-naming of the venue to the Jackson Motorplex. Numerous upgrades to the facility have been made, including the installation of brand new bleachers. The half-mile surface has also been re-worked.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to the historic track in Southern Minnesota on Friday, June 24 for Mayhem at the Motorplex, a co-sanctioned event with National Sprint League, presented by Billion Ford.

Joey Saldana was victorious over seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz in the series last visit to the half-mile a couple of years ago. Schatz does have a pair of wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Jackson Motorplex in his career, which makes him one of only two drivers with multiple wins with the series at the venue, along with 20-time series champion Steve Kinser.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series made their debut at the then-Jackson Speedway in 1987, with Bobby Davis Jr. picking up the win. In 1988, three-time series champion, Sammy Swindell, and Kinser, split a pair of features at the half-time.

In 2004, Kinser picked up his second-career win at the track. Daryn Pittman, who claimed the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship, won at Jackson in 2005. Schatz picked up his first victory at the track in 2006 and scored a second win in 2013. Kinser was triumphant at the half-mile in 2010 for the third time in his career, which is the most of any driver with the series at the track.

Leading the way this year is Schatz, who sits atop the series standings with nine wins for his Tony Stewart Racing team. Brad Sweet, who has six wins, is currently second in points, with his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Pittman third in points. Shane Stewart is currently fourth in points on the strength of three wins, while David Gravel is fifth and also has three victories.

Also on tour this season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is Saldana, who is sixth in points, Jason Johnson, who sits seventh, Jason Sides in eighth, Logan Schuchart in ninth and Paul McMahan, who rounds out the top-10. Greg Wilson and Clyde Knipp are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award. Wilson raced with the Outlaws at Jackson in 2006. Second-generation driver Jacob Allen, the son of Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, is back for his third year with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as well.

Tickets for Mayhem at the Motorplex, presented by Billion Ford, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Friday, June 24 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or at the track on race day.

Discount General Admission tickets are also available for purchase at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: CORE-MARK INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS WALL OF FAME NIGHT & TUSA MOD LITES JUNE 17

by Tommy Goudge (June 14, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing continues this Friday, June 17 when Core-Mark International presents Wall of Fame Night, featuring a full weekly racing program plus the TUSA Canada Mod Lite tour.

Jay Mallory, Jim Swing, Abel Castelein, and the Bell family will be honoured this Friday during the second annual Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame induction ceremony. They will join 2015 inductees the Styres Family, the Southern Ontario Sprints club, and Mike Giberson.

The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers will be contesting the 5th round of their weekly racing series on Friday.

The TUSA Canada Mod Lite tour has their only Ohsweken visit of the season scheduled this Friday, followed by the second half of their doubleheader weekend at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday. More information about the TUSA Canada Mod Lite tour is available at www.t-usa.org

An average of 114 drivers have signed in for the first 4 rounds of Ohsweken’s 2016 season. Jake Brown (360 Sprint Cars), Ryan Hunsinger (Crate Sprint Cars), Dave Bailey (Thunder Stocks), Jon Janssens & Brandon Janssens (tie – Mini Stocks), and Paul Longboat (Bombers) lead the championship standings in their respective divisions heading into this Friday’s event.

Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, June 17. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Reserve your seats now for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information about Special Event Tickets, Gift Certificates, Season Tickets, Parking Passes, Pit Passes, Memberships, and more.

About Core-Mark International: Core-Mark is one of the largest and most valued marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry. They offer a full range of products, marketing programs, and technology solutions servicing North America. Visit their website at www.core-mark.com

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

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Dills Earns Second Straight Win at Cottage Grove Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 14, 2016) - A couple of weeks ago Patrick Dills decided new wasn't necessarily good. So the team went back to an older chassis and it has paid dividends.

Dills scored his second consecutive win last Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints division.

Dills dominated the event. He qualified fourth quickest, won the dash and claimed a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the main event and it didn't take long for him to find the lead. Dills powered into the top spot on the second circuit and handled traffic perfectly for the victory.

"I've never won two in a row in a sprint car," he said. "In go-karts I won four or five, but this is … very special.

"When the green came out the leader took off and on the second lap I slid him and he spun out and I kept going. I had a few close calls in lapped traffic, but the car was so good I could go where I wanted. We put that old car together and I feel comfortable. I have so much confidence right now. Me and the crew are all on the same page and it feels fantastic."

With his second consecutive win Dills, the defending Cottage Grove Speedway track champion in the division, moved from fifth to second place in points standings.

"I still have a lot to prove and I know we can win in the 360 sprint," he said.

Dills gets back to 360ci competition this Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 11 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 4; Dash: 1 (1); Heat: 1 (6); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

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"They have become part of our family," Dills said. "Jesse is part of my pit crew and his positive attitude helps give me the confidence I need to grow."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, Jacob Daniels, Attorney at Law, BC Motorsports, Faye Stewart for U.S. Senate, Cedric Ross Hayden Oregon State Representative, Oregon Research Consultants, API, Devine Continuous Gutters, M.D. Yearous Logging, Inc., Lynn Mulligan Trucking, Rocket Designs, Dirt Monkey Productions and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

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Shane Cockrum claims Sprint Mid-Season Championship and a $2,000 payday
- Sterrett, Peeden, Leonard and Grenier claim feature victories

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE — Fans at Lincoln Park Speedway tried to keep their cool in the steamy conditions Saturday night in Putnamville as the 5/16th oval track hosted the Sprint Car mid-season championship race.
Shane Cockrum ripped around the cushion on his way to his second feature win of the season at Lincoln Park Speedway. Cockrum got past Jeff Bland on the top side of turn three with 10 circuits remaining and stayed there to claim the $2,000 payday.
Cockrum came forward from a 10th-place starting spot to claim the victory ahead of Brent Beauchamp and Bland. Chris Gurley had an impressive run from 18th to finish fourth ahead of Nate McMillin.
Steve Peeden celebrated becoming an uncle with a feature win in the UMP Super Stock Division. Peeden’s sister Megan had a baby just a day before and Saturday night, Steve piloted his No. P3 super stock to the win.
Josh Boller and Peeden had an exciting fight for the top spot going through the middle stages of the 20-lap A-main. Peeden led from the opening green flag, but Boller worked his way forward out of a pack that included Doug McCullough, Larry Raines, Jack Campbell and Groomer.
Boller and Peeden were door-to-door through the middle portion of the feature as Boller took the lead on the 11th lap by going to the top. He worked a line higher than most of the traffic and took over the point for several laps before Peeden briefly caught and passed Boller before a caution on lap 15. During that brief break it became apparent that Boller had a broken left rear spring that would send him to the pits after the re-start. From there, Peeden held down the lead the remainder of the way. Josh Divine advanced from 11th to get close to Peeden down the stretch, but couldn’t give Peeden a run for the lead. Josh McDaniel advanced from 15th to place third ahead of Raines and Jonathon Newgent.
In the UMP Modified feature, Bradley Sterrett started on the pole and would remain there for the duration of the 20-lap feature to win his third feature out of the last five.
Jordan Wever started on the pole, but Sterrett slipped to the lead from the outside front row starting spot.
Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Jay Humphrey moved up to challenge each other for the third spot for the second half of the A-main. Behind them, Kenny Carmichael Sr. was ticking off the competitors as he moved forward after starting 16th.
Up front, Sterrett motored around the bottom and kept Wever at bay for the remainder of the 20-lapper. Carmichael Jr. placed third ahead of Humphrey Jr. with Carmichael Sr. eventually advancing 11 spots to take fifth.
In the final two A-main features of the night, Curt Leonard held off a hard charging Kyle Krupa to win the first bomber feature of the night. In the second feature, John Grenier was the winner over Adam Farr.
Leonard found his way back to victory lane for the first time since taking some time off in recent years. On Saturday evening, Leonard started in the fourth position as Jerry Hutto, Bob Farris and Krupa started in the first three spots. Once the field took the green flag, Leonard made his way to the front and was opening up some space ahead of Scott Crouch as Krupa, Farris and Hutto made up the top-five.
After a lap nine restart, Krupa closed to within striking distance of the leader as David Wallen moved into third ahead of Crouch and Hutto with Jordan Almanza in sixth. Leonard was able to maintain his spot at the top of the field to gain his first win since the 2010 season according to the Fillmore, Ind. native.
Krupa, Wallen, Almanza and Crouch made up the top-five spots.
The second bomber feature was a scaled back version and opened with a pileup on the first circuit that left just two cars remaining for a dash to the checkered flag. John Grenier was up to the challenge and came away with the victory.
This weekend will feature the UMP Modified Mid-Season Championship race along with sprints, super stocks and bombers.


Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Brent Beauchamp, 3. Jeff Bland, 4. Chris Gurley, 5. Nate McMillin, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Casey Shuman, 8. Tim Creech II, 9. Matt McDonald, 10. Matt Brannin, 11. Cole Smith, 12. JJ Hughes, 13. AJ Hopkins, 14. Chris Parkinson, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Jamie Williams, 17. Mario Clouser, 18. Dylan Shaw, 19. Lukas Smith, 20. Charlie Belden Jr.
UMP Modified feature
1. Bradley Sterrett, 2. Jordan Wever, 3. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 4. Jay Humphrey Jr. 5. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 6. David Baldwin, 7. Cullen Goodman, 8. David Bumgardner, 9. Brent Hudson, 10. Schuyler Nahre, 11. Brad Thompson, 12. Roy Bruce Jr., 13. Tyler Loughmiller, 14. Sam Wray, 15. Rory Riley, 16. Cole Parker, 17. Dan Lewellen, 18. Rob Brickert, 19. Jeff Deckard, 20. Travis Shoulders
B-main winner: Lewellen

UMP Super Stock feature
1. Steve Peeden, 2. Josh Divine, 3. Josh McDaniel, 4. Larry Raines, 5. Jonathon Newgent, 6. Wes McClara, 7. Scotty Massie, 8. John Shidler, 9. Ralph Groomer, 10. Josh Boller, 11. Jack Campbell, 12. Doug McCullough, 13. Chris Harcourt, 14. Michael Clark, 15. Paul Wright, 16. David Daniels, 17. DJ Smiley, 18. Hayden Rogers, 19. Ken Kelley, 20. Dennis Morgan, 21. Will Barnett, 22. David Wallen

Bomber feature 1
1. Curt Leonard, 2. Kyle Krupa, 3. David Wallen, 4. Jordan Almanza, 5. Scott Crouch, 6. Jerry Hutto, 7. Tom Courtney, 8. Lenny Krupa III, 9. Travis Heramb, 10. Megan Cavaness, 11. James Walters, 12. Ron Smith, 13. Bob Farris, 14. Alex Reid, 15. Glenn Ogden, 16. Josh Presley, 17. Chad Nolte, 18. Justin Bumgardner, 19. Cody Wright, 20. Andrew Pollock
B-main winner: Cody Wright

Second bomber feature
1. John Grenier Jr., 2. Adam Farr, 3. Matthew Grimes, 4. DJ Smiley, 5. Larry Hutto, 6. Justin Massie, 7. Joe Cash, 8. Ryan Freeland, 9. Jeff Thinnes, 10. Keivan Clodfelter

 

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Next for Bradley Howard

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ETTERS, Pa. (June 14, 2016) - For the first time in his young career, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions rookie contender Bradley Howard will attempt to conquer Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The eight race campaign, contested during a nine day stretch, will feature intense competition at eight different Ohio ovals, igniting officially on Friday evening, June 17, at Attica Raceway Park. The 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will feature seven $5,000-to-win programs, with the finale on Saturday, June 25, awarding $10,000. In addition, a $3,000 point fund will be spread amongst the top-ten in final Ohio Sprint Speedweek point standings.

“We’ve been talking about speedweek the last few weeks, so I’m excited to finally get it started,” said Bradley Howard. “It’s going to be a challenge, but I wouldn’t expect anything less. We are finally starting to get these Ohio tracks figured out. A lot of tracks back home have a lot of wing speed. At most of these Ohio tracks we don’t have that to work with. We’ll use what we’ve learned this week. I can’t thank my team enough for allowing this experience to happen. We’re going to work hard all week and attempt to be the top rookie.”

34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will launch Friday evening, June 17, at Attica Raceway Park. Action will continue at Waynesfield Raceway Park (6/18), Millstream Speedway (6/19), Wayne County Speedway (6/20), Sharon Speedway (6/21), Atomic Speedway (6/22), Limaland Motorsports Park (6/24) and Eldora Speedway (6/25).

Bradley Howard, pilot of the Rocket Drywall, DeRock Electric Company, Harcon Construction, J&W Ace Hardware, Stauffer Motorsports, Ciesco Inc., J&J Auto Racing, Rock-It Pizza & Subs, No. 49H, is currently 13th in the updated Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, earning seven main event starts.

“You grow up hearing about Ohio Sprint Speedweek and how demanding it is,” Howard said. “It’s wild to think that I am actually going to be a part of it.”

Keep up with Bradley Howard during his entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.fullyinjected.com.

2016 Wins: N/A

Bradley Howard would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including: Rocket Drywall, DeRock Electric Company, Harcon Construction, J&W Ace Hardware, Stauffer Motorsports, Ciesco Inc., J&J Auto Racing, Rock-It Pizza & Subs, JR's Driveway Services, Trackside Body Works, Norris Seafood, Ancient Window Tinting, F.I.T. Engines, Butlerbuilt Seats, American Speed Centers, Moose Blocks, KPI Graphics, AMSOIL, Darrens Designs.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Will Hunt for First Ever Speedweek Title
Finishes fifth during recent start at Butler Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PITTSBURGH (June 14, 2016) - “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will ignite another edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Friday evening, launching an eight race/nine day campaign across much of the Buckeye State. Holtgraver, a 10-time main event winner during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, one of which at Wilmot Raceway earlier this season, will hunt for a first ever speedweek championship in 2016, attempting to be the first Pennsylvania native to earn a speedweek title since Tim Shaffer in 2013.

“It’s a long week, but we’re pretty pumped about it,” explained Danny Holtgraver. “The last month or so has had a lot of positive changes for us. We’ve been rolling pretty well. Even as demanding as it is, speedweek isn’t a new concept for us. We’ve been to all of the tracks on the schedule and we’ve had some success at all of them, also. That’s motivating for our team. It’s one of the most competitive weeks in racing, but if we keep our nose clean and stay consistent like we have been, there is no reason why we can’t be toward the top of the standings. We’ll do everything we can to stay up front. I’m excited to get started.”

34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will launch Friday evening, June 17, at Attica Raceway Park. Action will continue at Waynesfield Raceway Park (6/18), Millstream Speedway (6/19), Wayne County Speedway (6/20), Sharon Speedway (6/21), Atomic Speedway (6/22), Limaland Motorsports Park (6/24) and Eldora Speedway (6/25).

Danny Holtgraver will enter Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition with a recent top-five finish to his credit. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native finished fourth at Butler Speedway in Quincy, Michigan, on Saturday night, June 11, climbing two positions during the 25-lap main event. “Downtown” has five top-five finishes during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition thus far in 2016 and currently finds himself sixth in the championship standings.

“I believe our team has what it takes to be near the front all week during speedweek,” explained Danny Holtgraver. “I can’t thank Pete Grove enough for this opportunity. I have a lot of dedicated people on board this season. It feels great to have that level of support. We’re ready to get rolling.”

Those seeking additional news and updates regarding the Arctic Cat All Stars should visit the series live on the Web at www.allstarsprint.com.

News and information regarding Danny Holtgraver will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during his 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

Recent Highlights - Earned first Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2016 season on Saturday, May 21.

2015 Wins: 1
2016 Wins: 1 (Wilmot Raceway - All Stars)

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners: Linc Systems, Olympic Forest Products, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Premier Pallet, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Westview Motors, DKW Transport, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Winters, AL Driveline

 

 

Max Stambaugh Will Enter Four Events in Three Days,
NRA 360s and All Star Speedweek On Deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, Oh. (June 14, 2016) - Elida, Ohio’s Max Stambaugh will be more than occupied during his upcoming weekend, set to enter four events in three days with two of the Midwest’s premier open wheel divisions. Stambaugh will join the K&L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprint Invaders during his upcoming three day weekend, as well as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, hungry to capture his first victory of the 2016 season, as well as inch closer toward an NRA Sprint Invaders championship.

“We have a lot going on this weekend,” Stambaugh said. “That’s the way I like things though. Anytime I can enter multiple events during any given weekend is a plus for me. Track time is what molds a driver, especially while racing in a variety of divisions. Hopefully we can take advantage of our busy schedule this weekend and score one.”

“Mad Max” Stambaugh will enter two NRA Sprint Invaders programs during the upcoming weekend, as well as two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions programs, both of which during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. The weekend will officially ignite on Friday night, June 17, with the $2,000-to-win, NRA sanctioned, “Run for the Rabbit” at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio.

Stambaugh will perform double-duty during the second night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Saturday night, June 18, at Waynesfield Raceway Park. The defending NRA Sprint Invaders championship runner-up will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the NRA 360 Sprint Invaders on the Waynesfield highbanks, piloting his own Elwer Fence, Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, No. 5M during 360 sprint car competition, as well as the Dave Baumgartner-owned, Ferris, Triple X Race Components, All Star Performance, No. 38 during 410 sprint car competition. Like most of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs, the Arctic Cat All Star portion will award $5,000.

The weekend will come to a close on Sunday evening, June 19, at Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. Stambaugh will return to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition with car owner Dave Baumgartner, entering round three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. “Mad Max” finished inside the top-ten during his most recent start at the Millstream half-mile, ninth officially against the Ohio Sprint Car Series on Sunday, June 12.

“I think we have a chance to make a lot of noise this weekend, especially with our plans to race double-duty on Saturday,” said Stambaugh. “I have a lot of people to thank for this opportunity. We want to earn four solid finishes, preferably up front. We’ll work hard and see what happens.”

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

2015 Highlights: Earned “410” victory at Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Elwer Fence, Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Quality Welding Fab, Full Effect Lawn Mowing, Radio Hospital.

 

 

Taylor Spectacular during 360ci Sprint Car Debut

Inside Line Promotions - ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (June 14, 2016) - Racing in front of family and friends can add pressure, especially for a 17-year-old. Zac Taylor not only excelled in his first 360ci sprint car race, he won!

Taylor debuted with a victory at his home track of Sweetwater Speedway on Friday before electrical problems on Saturday prevented him from making it a weekend sweep.

"I raced at the Chili Bowl and didn't have the butterflies I had this weekend," he said. "To know your family and friends are all there … it puts a whole new level of pressure on you."

There was no doubt Taylor, a 305ci sprint car driver the past few years, could "wheel" the more powerful 360 sprint car during his debut. He finished second during a heat race and quickly drove into the lead early during the main event en route to his third triumph this season.

On the second night Taylor won a heat race and started the main event on the outside of the third row. However, he was sent to the rear of the field after making contact with an infield barrier. Taylor rebounded by charging back to third place just past the halfway mark before an ignition problem relegated him to a sixth-place finish.

"The whole weekend really didn't sink in for a while," he said. "It was a blur until we sat down and gave it some thought. Just to have all our family and friends in the pits afterwards … it was unbelievable. Unfortunately, the second night we had some ignition problems, but the car was very fast all weekend.

"Also, my dad's boss runs modifieds there and he and his son were a tremendous help and I can't thank them enough."

The fantastic weekend caught the United States Auto Club's (USAC) attention as well.

"They called me and invited me to race with them in August," he said. "I don't know if we will be able to do that, but to know they have my phone number and they called me … wow."

Taylor plans on competing in a doubleheader with the Todd Henry owned midget this weekend with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on Friday and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on Saturday.

Taylor last raced the midget May 21 at I-76 Speedway and battled his way from 17th to a ninth-place finish. He is currently ninth in the RMMRA points standings.

"I'm very excited to get back in the midget," he said. "Todd is a great guy and we had a lot of fun earlier this year and I know we can do well."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 10 - Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo. - Heat: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (3).

June 11 - Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo. - Heat 1 (4); Feature: 6 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Phillips County Speedway in Holyoke, Colo., and Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mom and Dad, Terry and Candie Taylor

"My mom and dad sacrifice a lot for me to follow my dreams and I can't thank them enough," Taylor said. "They invest their whole heart and sole in me and my dream. I love them so very much."

Taylor would also like to thank H&H Resurfacing, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company, USA Performance Engines and Hoosier Racing Tires.

 

 

Tankersley Posts Runner-Up Result at Battleground to Extend Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (June 14, 2016) - Channin Tankersley has become a podium machine.

Tankersley recorded his fifth podium finish in the last six ASCS Gulf South Region events on Saturday at Battleground Speedway to extend his lead in the championship standings to 90 points with seven races remaining this season.

"We want to win races, but if we're consistently running up front we'll accomplish all of our goals," he said.

Saturday began with Tankersley maneuvering from sixth to third place in a heat race, which earned enough points to advance into the feature redraw. Tankersley pulled the No. 4 during the random redraw to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"It was really fast paced," he said. "They had a red flag early. After that it went green to checkered. The track was super fast with a good top and bottom. I ran third for pretty much the whole race. With a few laps to go the leader got in traffic and me and second place caught him. Second got around him and I got to second in traffic."

Tankersley's second-place finish gives him a series-leading six top fives in ninth races this season.

Last Friday's ASCS Gulf South Region event at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 11 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - G3 Boats

G3 Boats is a Yamaha-owned boat company that manufactures more than 100 models of aluminum fishing boats and pontoons at its location in Lebanon, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.G3Boats.com.

"G3 Boats are the best aluminum boats out there," Tankersley said. "I had my eye on buying one long before they became a partner of mine."

Tankersley would also like to thank Watercraft Plus LLC, Challenger Drilling, Yamaha, Day Motorsports, Blazer Boats and Sea Chaser Boats for their continued support.

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

 

 

Hagar Looking to Continue Winning Way at East Alabama Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (June 14, 2016) - Derek Hagar will return to a familiar track this weekend with the USCS Series.

Hagar is set to tackle East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on Friday and Saturday. It will be his first trip to the track since winning in June 2014.

"I love racing in Phenix City," he said. "I got my first winged sprint car feature win there and we've been very successful every time we've gone back."

Hagar's first career win came in June 2007. He also picked up wins at the 3/8-mile oval in June 2012 and June 2013 before his most recent triumph.

"Some tracks just suit your style and we've always felt comfortable there," he said. "It's a confidence boost to go to a track where you have a great history."

Hagar has earned eight feature victories this season, including three with the USCS Series. He is also coming off his second USCS Speedweek championship in the last three years and has posted a podium finish during all eight USCS races he's competed in this season.

Hagar enters this weekend with 13 podiums in his last 14 features.

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 8 wins, 20 top fives, 21 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FSR Radiators

Located in Gallaway, Tenn., FSR Radiators has been supplying high-performance, all-aluminum radiators to the racing community for many years. For more information, visit http://www.FSRProducts.com.

"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 B&D Towing, Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

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Helms Scores First Top-Five Finish of Season Leading into Ohio Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - QUINCY, Mich. (June 14, 2016) - Caleb Helms earned his first top-five finish of the season at a great time.

Helms recorded a fifth-place result last Saturday at Butler Speedway during the final Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event before Ohio Speedweek, which features eight races in nine days beginning this weekend.

"It's great to get a top five and hopefully that will give us a big boost going into a busy week with a lot of races at many different tracks," he said.

Last Saturday's event began with Helms setting quick time during qualifying for the first time this season.

"After that I knew all I had to do in the heat race was hang on for a top six to make the dash," he said. "I made a bad judgment on the start and drove off the track in turn one. I had to restart last and it took all eight laps to get back into the sixth spot, which transferred me into the dash."

Helms drew the highest number - eight - during the dash redraw to start last in the dash. He finished in that position to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We got up to fifth on the first lap of the feature and they had a wreck," he said. "They went and watered the whole track during the red flag. They wanted to disc it, too. The biggest issue was there was no light. It was really bad dust-wise, but there was no light. I was feeling one thing before the water and then that feeling came back at the end of the race."

Helms battled for a top five throughout the feature before finishing fifth.

Last weekend began on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Helms qualified third quickest. He finished fourth in a heat race to miss locking into the feature redraw by only one position. Helms then placed second in the B Main to transfer into the 19th starting position for the main event.

"I felt pretty good and had a good working car," he said. "That was a big improvement on how we've done there lately."

Helms charged from 19th to a 12th-place result, which was tied for the most cars passed.

Next up, Ohio Speedweek begins this Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and continues Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio; Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio; Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday (June 22) at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday (June 24) at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday (June 25) at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

"It's exciting to be able to focus on racing for a week and a half," he said. "I feel like we're capable of stringing together some good results."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 10 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 12 (19).

June 11 - Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 6 (4); Dash: 8 (8); Feature: 5 (8).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio; Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio; Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday (June 22) at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday (June 24) at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday (June 25) at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the Ohio Speedweek with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kistler Racing Products

Kistler Racing Products offers a variety of sprint car parts at its shop, which is located in Fremont, Ohio. For more information, visit http://www.KistlerRacing.com.

"They are not just there to sell you parts," Helms said. "They work hard to make you successful and want you to do well. They care about their customers and it shows."

Helms would also like to thank Shelves.com, Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating, Schoenfeld Headers and Larson Trucking & Heavy Equipment Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Powers to First Win of Season and Three Podium Finishes

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 14, 2016) - Jack Dover returned to his usual form last weekend as he captured his first feature victory of the season and finished in the top two during all three main events.

The action began on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region. Dover powered from third to win a heat race, which earned him a $500 bonus and a spot in the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 1 during the random redraw to start the main event on the pole.

"The car was good so I think anywhere we started we could have moved forward, but starting first is always helpful," he said. "It's always been a good race for us. It was nice to get another win there and get our first win of the season. I know we're better than where we were running to start the season. The last couple of weekends have been good and it helps the confidence."

The win gives him a victory during six of the last seven years at the track.

Dover then ventured to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Saturday for a Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints event. He finished where he started - third - in a heat race before advancing from fourth to second place in the main event.

"It was follow the leader the whole night," he said. "It was a rubber-down, one-lane track. A couple of guys made mistakes in front of me and I capitalized on it."

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway, where Dover made his season debut by winning a heat race. He then advanced from fourth to third place in the feature, but was credited with a runner-up result when the winner was disqualified.

"The top five guys were under one blanket," he said. "That's how close the racing was. There were sliders and everything going on. It was close the entire race."

Dover is set for another tripleheader this weekend when he will race on Friday at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., with the NCRA; Saturday at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints; and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 10 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (1).

June 11 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 2 (4).

June 12 - Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., with the NCRA; Saturday at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints; and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moss Racing Engines

Moss Racing Engines manufactures Ford racing engines. The company was started by Chris Moss, who worked under the Roush Yates Racing Engines banner before creating his own company in 2013.

"You can call Chris any time of the day or night and he'll help you," Dover said. "The engines are reliable. He hasn't had any engine failures so that says a lot for his name and product."

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

 

 

TKS Motorsports – A Tough Blow!

(Bill W) June 14, 2016 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and Craig Dollansky were one of those on the wrong side of the pile-up in turn one Saturday night with the World of Outlaws. The crash was a tough blow to the team, but perseverance and the back-up car will be in full force for a busy week. The team is planning on supporting their partner, Aggressive Hydraulics with the Outlaws in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota Wednesday. The company has been a long-time supporter of Craig’s and will have several representatives at the race. There are also three National Sprint League events this weekend. Friday the series is at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota, before moving to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday and Mason City Motor Speedway in northern Iowa on Sunday.

In Friday’s Outlaw show at Knoxville, Craig time in 11th quick in his group. A fourth place finish in his heat meant a starting spot outside of row seven. “Things went really well for us on Friday,” says TKS Motorsports crew chief and owner, Troy Renfro. “Craig did a great job getting up through there and getting to sixth. We were passing some good cars there. The car was good and everything was good.”

Troy was also thankful for his nose wing partner for the weekend. “I want to thank Tim Wilkerson, who was our front wing sponsor for last weekend. Tim is a super guy. He hung out with us all weekend. People like Tim mean a lot to us. Those situations where you get help for a weekend is what really helps our team.”

Craig timed in 18th quick Saturday, and qualified for the feature through his heat. “I made a few changes off of Friday night, and they really weren’t the right changes in qualifying,” says Troy. “But we got through until the ‘big one’ in the feature.”

The “big one” saw eleven cars involved in a melee on an early double-file restart. “It’s a tough blow for our team financially,” says Troy. “We aren’t a big operation. I have some great guys here that volunteer their help, but financially, it’s our biggest hit so far.”

The double-file restart saw one of the lead cars start a chain reaction that resulted in the crash. “You take the ‘racing deals’ a little easier,” says Troy. “This one was preventable. No one does anything on purpose, but this was definitely preventable. That’s what was frustrating. There was a time when I would have gotten really upset, but that doesn’t do any good once what’s done has been done. I would like to see someone ‘man up’ in this situation and accept some responsibility for what happened. There was a lot of torn up stuff. I guess I’m ‘old school’ when it comes to that.”

Instead, Troy headed to the shop. “The way I deal with it is to go to work,” he says. “We got everything in the trailer after the race, and I was up until 3 a.m. in the shop working. At that point, my wife said, ‘That’s enough, let’s go to bed.’ So I went to bed and got up at 6 and went back out.”

Troy’s wife Tammy was there the whole time. “My wife was out there too,” he says. “I can’t say enough about my wife. She stands right beside me through everything. She helps me so much and so do my daughters. We have another car, so we got that ready to go for this week.”

Troy salvaged what he could out of the primary car. “There wasn’t much to save on the car, but I spent several hours straightening it out and welding it back together,” he says. “We did that so we have a spare car.”

The crash came at a tough time, with four races planned this week. “It’s devastating, because we are leading the NSL points and we’re up there in the points at Knoxville,” says Troy. “Financially, this was a big hit. It wasn’t the right time, but it never is. You just have to push through it, and we will. If you get into this sport and don’t think you’re going to tear things up, you’re in the wrong sport.”

There are plenty of blessing for the TKS Motorsports team. “Like I said, I can’t say enough about my wife and my family,” says Troy. “It doesn’t pay to get upset about this. I credit a lot of my attitude to Bob Myers and Don Lamberti as well. I’ve learned a lot from those two over the last three years. No one was hurt in the accident, and in the end, that’s the most important thing. All you have to do is watch the news to find out there are those in the world who had a lot worse days this weekend than we did. We’ll get through it. We just need to work a little harder.”

Partnering with TKS Motorsports

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners! Whether you’d like to partner with the team for the full season, or put your company’s name on the nose wing for a night of your choice, contact Troy at tsrenfro8725@gmail.com!

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Aggressive Hydraulics, 1 Way Technologies, AL Driveline, AO Designs, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Vahlco Wheels, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products and Gail Dielman.

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Scelzi Tackling Ohio Speedweek with All Stars for First Time

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 14, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi is set to embark upon his first-ever Ohio Speedweek, which features eight Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races in nine days.

"Everyone I've talked to says this is one of the toughest weeks in sprint car racing," he said. "Going to so many new tracks, all I can do is the best I can and try to adapt as quickly as I can. If we can make the main event and move forward as often as possible I'd say it'd be a great week."

Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports backed team open the busy week on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, before racing on Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio; Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio; Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday (June 22) at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday (June 24) at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday (June 25) at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Atomic Speedway is the only track where Scelzi has competed. He earned a fourth-place result there during his debut last month.

Scelzi is coming off a busy week with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The action began last Wednesday at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind., where Scelzi qualified 17th quickest and placed seventh in a heat race before recording a runner-up result in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the back of the main event.

"Lincoln Park Speedway has a lot of California characteristics and looked like a place I'd be comfortable at, but I wasn't," he said. "I felt a lot better in the Last Chance Showdown. In the main event I got on the curb and started going forward. We got up to 13th or 14th, but I got over it one lap and lost some spots. Then I went a lap down and unfortunately the yellow flag came out a lap too late."

Scelzi ended with a 16th-place finish.

The competition shifted to Knoxville Raceway for a weekend doubleheader, which opened on Friday with Scelzi timing in 16th quickest in his group. He was unable to finish a heat race and placed 11th in the Last Chance Showdown.

"On Friday we tried a different car and we kind of struggled," he said. "We didn't have any speed and never got going. It seemed like we were plagued with mechanical problems and just bad luck. For Saturday we brought down a different car and changed motors. I felt a lot better. We just didn't get the starts we needed."

Scelzi qualified 21st quickest overall and ended sixth in a heat race to miss locking into the feature by one position. He then had to check up on the opening lap of the Last Chance Showdown to avoid a car, which cost him a lot of momentum and several positions. Scelzi finished eighth in the consolation race to end the weekend.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 8 - Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 16 (20).

June 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: 11 (12).

June 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 8 (3).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio; Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio; Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday (June 22) at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday (June 24) at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday (June 25) at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the Ohio Speedweek with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. For more information, visit http://www.ArcticCat.com.

"Arctic Cat is one of the most recognizable brands in dirt track racing," Scelzi said. "We appreciate their support of our team and of racing."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Fowler Packing, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, G & J Truck Sales, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance and NAPA Auto Parts for their continued support.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Topping Schatz Doesn’t Happen Every Day!
(Bill W) June 14, 2016 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team accomplished something that has been hard to do as of late…beating Donny Schatz at Knoxville. The Altoona, Iowa driver did just that Friday night with the World of Outlaws. He’s hoping that is a bit of foreshadowing for August’s Knoxville Nationals. TMAC also finished on the podium Saturday night at Badlands Motor Speedway. This week will find the team at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Friday with the NSL, Badlands on Saturday, and back with the NSL in Iowa at Mason City Motor Speedway Sunday.

Friday didn’t start the greatest when TMAC timed in 12th quick in his group. “We’ve been off on the car for qualifying for a while now,” he says. “It’s funny. I feel a little bit like (Donny) Schatz in that respect, because the car has raced really well come feature time, especially on the bigger tracks. I’m lucky to have (crew chief) Doug (Rankin). We have really clicked the last two years, and the longer we’re together, the better we are. We’re lucky to have Brad Goebel helping Austin too, and Carson’s there too. We can bounce things off one another and get feedback between the two teams. I’m really happy with our team.”

He would make things up quickly in his heat, storming from sixth to second, and qualifying for the Dash. “We’re really getting a handle on our setup for the Maxim,” says TMAC. “There’s still room for improvement. I don’t think we’ve even reached our potential yet. Once we get qualified, we’ll be a force wherever we go.”

Justin Henderson would draw an inversion of eight for the Dash, putting TMAC on the pole. “(Dusty) Zomer and Justin (Henderson) keep calling me (Danny) Lasoski (referring to Lasoski’s NSL draw run in 2015), and I know how they felt all last year,” he says. “The trick for me, is that I haven’t drawn any of them. At Knoxville, Justin drew, and at Badlands it’s always a little kid.”

He would win the Dash from the pole. “No one gets lucky and wins an Outlaw show,” says TMAC. “Once in a great while, you get a rubber-down track, and you’re on the pole. We still had to go out and win the Dash. To win that, felt good. We really felt like we could run anywhere on the track.”

TMAC was stellar from the beginning of the 25-lapper. “I concentrated on keeping the tires under me and running a solid race,” he says. “This isn’t NASCAR, it’s a sprint race. But Donny is so amazing at biding his time and keeping his tires underneath him. Later in the race, when people have maybe used theirs up, he makes you look silly. So that was my focus.”

He would survive a restart after a red flag period and held Schatz off for the win. “We were able to hold him off,” says TMAC. “Who would have bet that we would get the jump on him at the start, and again on the restart? I wouldn’t have bet on me! His record at Knoxville is nothing short of amazing. I couldn’t be more proud of my team, my car and Tommy Rider who builds the engine. It was kind of a dream night.”

TMAC’s respect for Schatz is huge. “I’ve always had a lot of respect for Donny and his family, and I think he does me,” he says. “Like I said Saturday, I feel he’s the best driver on the best team in the world. He is so smart. To beat him for just one night at Knoxville is pretty amazing. That gives us some more confidence come Nationals time.”

Several partners were in attendance as well. “It was special, because we had Jeff and Stacy from Snowplow.com there with us Friday,” says TMAC. “Rick Rogers from Destiny Motorsports’ parents were there. They’ve been there twice, and we’ve won twice. They were there for the Nationals prelim last year. I told them I’m going to force them to be there every night of the Nationals. Loren and Evan Bosma were there and made it down for the picture too. It was memorable.”

On Saturday, TMAC would time in eighth quick at Badlands and run second in his heat. “We made the redraw again,” he says. “As our luck’s been going, the kid drew us a starting spot outside row one and put (Tim) Kaeding on the pole. Chuck Brennan announced during the redraw that he was putting about $10,000 in gold coins up for the top four finishers. We got there early, and they were also giving out free ice and free water. That was a nice thank you from them.”

TMAC would finish third, earning a bonus gold coin worth around $1,300. “TK was great,” he says of Kaeding. “He got a good start on us and I was running second most of the race. The groove was kind of around the bottom. It was kind of slick up top. I tried to pass too soon. The top was there if I could make it work, but I went up there a lap too soon. That opened the door for Justin Henderson to get by us for second. We finished with Austin pushing my bumper in fourth, so it was good to see him run well.”

Mason City will be a new racing venue for TMAC. “I’ve been there with my Dad, and I’ve been there with my brother Kenny,” he says. “I’ve looked at it, and thought about promoting some shows there. It’s in a great location just off the interstate, so I hope the fans come out to see us.”

McCarl Family Websites!

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This Month in TMAC History!

TMAC has three wins on June 17 in his racing history. In 2007, he raced from the back of the pack to victory in 25 laps at Huset’s Speedway, topping Mark Dobmeier, Wade Nygaard, Gregg Bakker and Gary DeWall. A 1995 win at Knoxville bested Johnny Herrera, Jaymie Moyle, Dennis Moore Jr. and Randy Smith. A 2001 win at Huset’s topped Don Droud Jr., Bakker, DeWall and Skip Jackson.

"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 SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, Destiny Motorsports, Searsboro Telephone Company, Elk Grove Ford, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, SuperFlow, Schoenfeld Headers, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Maxim Chassis, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, Snap On Tools, Sposato Paint, Winters, Kilani Fender, Inc., DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, 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.

 

 

Brian Brown – The “Big One” Stymies a Solid Weekend!

(Bill W) June 14, 2016 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team have everything in place for a strong summer and another strong Knoxville Nationals in August. A podium run from a ninth place starting spot on Friday night with the World of Outlaws confirmed that. Saturday’s finale was going great as well, until a crash involving eleven drivers brought the Grain Valley, Missouri driver’s night to an end. A busy week is planned starting Wednesday night with the WoO at the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. Three National Sprint League events are planned over the weekend, including the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Friday, the Knoxville Raceway Saturday and the Mason City Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Things started rather strangely for you Friday when you had an ignition switch break on your first qualifying lap.

We had a piece break that never should have broken. That put us behind the 8-ball a little bit, but the guys did a great job of getting it fixed and at least getting us out there for one lap. I think it would have been eighth quick, but under the Outlaw rules the best we could be was 11th.

You went from sixth to third in the heat and really turned the night around.

I felt it was the hardest heat of the night. That put us in a good spot for the feature, thanks to the new Outlaw format. It’s driver and fan friendly when you have an opportunity in the heat to improve your position in the A. I was going to do everything in my power to get to second. That’s what you want as a fan, is the drivers going as hard as they can.

That mean you would start ninth in the feature.

We were able to get to sixth rather quickly. At that point, we were one of the faster cars on the track. We had an altercation ahead of us that took out a couple cars. That put us fourth on the restart. At that point, I was licking my chops a little bit.

…but you fell back a little after the green.

I just didn’t get a good restart. I spun my tires down the front straightaway. That gave (Dusty) Zomer an opportunity to make a move on me. Exiting turn two, instead of being third, I was running fifth. I had to get back by (David) Gravel and Zomer and by that time, (Terry) McCarl and (Donny) Schatz were too far ahead.

It still had to feel good to have a podium run after starting ninth.

Overall, I would say Friday ranks right up there as one of our team’s strongest nights. They never gave up. Our car is really good right now, and I think that will pay rewards come August. (Crew Chief) Chad (Morgan) and I are really communicating well about how the car is doing. Wyatt (Burks) and Michael (Williams) are doing a phenomenal job as well, making sure we have everything we need.

You timed in fifth quick on Saturday after coming out 24th in the order.

The Dunkin’s did a great job with the track all weekend. We had like four different track conditions throughout the weekend. Saturday was a track that we may see at the Knoxville Nationals on a qualifying night. We were able to time in fifth quick, and in the heat race, we were really good. We stayed right there with Brad (Sweet). The car was phenomenal.

In the Dash, you went from fourth to third.

We were able to get beside Ian (Madsen) at one point there, but settled for third. At that point, starting third, we felt our car was really good and our hopes were high. Our goal was to be there at the end.

Early in the feature, it looked like you would be a contender.

We were able to roll to third and keep the leaders in our crosshairs. That’s when the yellow came out and the “big one” happened on the restart.

Describe what happened from your perspective.

When you’re on the inside of a double-file restart, especially at Knoxville with the infield berm, you’re at the mercy of the guy on the outside. It’s about how far they’re going to push you down, or you are going to push them up. I didn’t feel Shane (Stewart) gave me much room there at all, and then Ian made the move in front of us. He got into Shane, and Shane got into me. At that point, we were along for the ride. We were just a wounded duck really.

It has to be a scary moment spinning in front of the field like that.

One of my biggest fears is sitting in the middle of the track with cars coming at 140 miles per hour. The sport is dangerous enough, but that seems to be where drivers get hurt. I’m very thankful that we had twenty professional drivers behind us. We tore the car up pretty badly, but it could have been a lot worse. We got away pretty easy really from where it could have been.

I know you’re not a big fan of the double-file restarts.

A single-file restart would have prevented all of that. It’s pretty simple, really. With the double-file restarts, you are either aggressive or someone else is, trying to push you around. The scariest part of the race is the start, and to do them over and over is just tough. As a car owner, I don’t like them. The Outlaws have done a lot of great things with their rules, and we enjoy running with them, but that’s one rule I’d change.

Now you have a big week ahead of you.

We’re excited to get to Sauk Rapids. FVP will have a number of employees and customers there. We’re looking forward to three nights with the National Sprint League too. The guys have spent the last couple days getting things put back together after the crash and we’ll hopefully, hit the ground running.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com!

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

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Great Marketing Opportunities for 2016!

There are great marketing opportunities available with Brian Brown Racing for 2016 with available spots on the car including the side of the nose wing. For more information, e-mail Brian at Brian@BrianBrownRacing.com.

Brown’s Bits

Brian’s best finish at Tri-City Speedway was back in 2005 when he finished second there. With 30 cars present for the October 2 special, Jerrod Hull took the $3,000 prize. Brian was second, ahead of Tim Montgomery, Curt Trainer and Bobby Hawks.

About Casey’s General Stores

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.

About FVP

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 – Maxim Racing

In October of 2014, Dan Musselman (Previously Director of Operations) and his brother Ron formed a partnership and acquired Maxim Inc. Both have been involved in sprint car racing for over 40 years and have over 30 years of business, manufacturing and customer satisfaction experience. Dan and Ron would like to thank the sprint car racing community for embracing the change in ownership. The outcome has been very humbling.

Maxim Racing conducts business in its 12,600 square foot building located in Springfield, Illinois. At present, Maxim is fourteen employees strong and builds over 400 chassis annually.

Maxim Racing prides itself on providing great customer service, helping our clients on setup advice along with focusing on the highest level of quality and safety.

Visit Maxim Racing online at www.RaceMaxims.com and on Facebook at Maxim Racing Inc.

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

Brian says – “From day one in racing, all I have ever used has been ButlerBuilt seat systems. Brian and Jeannie Butler do a great job, and make sure their drivers are in the safest seat possible. I’d never run anything else.”

No matter the form of motorsports, ButlerBuilt’s leadership makes it the most successful seat in the industry! Champions in Butler Built Seats span all forms of motorsports from NASCAR Sprint Cup to late models, and of course, the open wheel world! Whether you race a stock car locally, you are traveling with a national series or you’re in the seat of a Monster Truck, Butler Built has the custom seat for your needs!

Butler Built does not stop at seats either. They offer a wide variety of safety products including Seat Accessories, Seat Options and Mounting, Padding, Belts and Restraints, Steering Wheels, Open Wheel Products, Air Management Systems, Lateral Head Supports, ARAI helmets and much more. Your safety is #1 with Butler Built!

To learn more about the Butler Advantage or if you have questions about your race safety, visit www.ButlerBuilt.net or call 800 621-SEAT (7328) today!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Next LED Sports, 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, Tru Square, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, Duke’s Meats, BIGS Sunflower Seeds, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Cody Lamar Seventh at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing behind the wheel of a fire breathing 410ci Sprint Car over the weekend for the first time in several years, Cody Lamar was pleased with his showing that included a seventh place finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night.

“It was pretty good weekend for our team,” Cody Lamar said. “It was the first time I had been in 410 in a few years and we were fast time and raced pretty well.”

Kicking things off on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Lamar got off to a great start as he earned quick time honors during qualifications.

Picking up a third place finish in his heat race aboard his A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 9L machine, Lamar would find himself in the second row of the feature event.

Going toe-to-toe with some of the tracks top 410ci drivers, Lamar would do what he could as he continued to adapt to the change in power. Running in the top-five during most of the event, Lamar would fade a little in the race’s closing laps as he finished in the seventh spot.

Heading to the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night for another night of action with the 410ci power plant, Lamar would time in fifth fastest on a track that was extremely slick and dusty during time trials.

Finishing second in his heat race, Lamar would look on as track prep crews went to work on the Marysville Raceway surface, trying to get it better for the feature event.

Lining up seventh for the 25-lap affair, the surface had now become extremely wet and fast, making the racing line fairly narrow. Able to work up into the fourth spot in the race’s firs few laps, Lamar continued to try to make something happen until front end damage on the sixth lap forced him to pull into the infield.

“I need to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar for lending us a 410ci engine for the weekend so we could try some things and get some laps with the different engine package,” Lamar added. “I’d also like to thank the entire Tri-C Motorsports team for all of their help on Friday night as well.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-2, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Cody will be back aboard his 360ci power plant this Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway with the hope of also running with the Civil War Series in Petaluma, CA on Saturday night.

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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Ball Closes Knoxville Raceway Doubleheader with Sixth-Place Result

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 14, 2016) - White Lightning Motorsports driver Jamie Ball capped last weekend's doubleheader at Knoxville Raceway by posting his 11th top-10 finish of the season.

"I blew up my good engine on Friday running second," he said. "To get another top 10 after the disappointment on Friday is nothing to hang our heads about."

The weekend began on Friday with Ball qualifying fifth quickest around the half-mile oval. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to lock into the fourth starting position for the main event.

"I had really high hopes," he said. "We've had a lot of speed lately. I got to second and we were in position to win when we broke a piston around Lap 6. We did everything right and put ourselves in a good position. It's hard to explain how disappointing it was. We've had the speed all year. The car was perfect. My crew has been working so hard. I wanted to get the win not only for them, but in front of the big World of Outlaws crowd as well."

Ball was credited with a 20th-place result.

The team put the backup engine in for Saturday's event, in which Ball timed in seventh quickest before winning a heat race from fourth.

"We went through some of the growing pains of having a different engine in," he said. "Every engine is different. We were able to tune things back up and get where we need to be in the heat race to win our first heat of the year. But the track was so fast in the feature there wasn't a lot of passing."

Ball advanced from seventh to sixth place in the main event.

He, along with teammate Devin Kline in the 305ci class, will return to action this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

"I only have one engine so I'm only running Knoxville until further notice," Ball said.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

June 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 20 (4).

June 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 6 (7).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 14 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 7 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 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

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 - Timber Line Tree Service

Timber Line Tree Service of Des Moines, Iowa, has more than 20 years of experience in providing commercial and residential tree and shrub services of the highest quality. Since 1998, the business has been helping customers in achieving their goals. Whether it's a big or a small project, Timber Line Tree Service can handle it for you. With its indisputable reputation and commitment to excellence, Timber Line Tree Service guarantees your satisfaction. For more information, visit http://www.TreeServiceDesMoines.com.

"Brian and the Timber Line crew have been big supporters of ours since the beginning of my career," Ball said. "These guys do great work and they do it fast and at an affordable price. They are a fully insured tree removal business that services Des Moines, Iowa, and surrounding areas. Need trees or brush removed? Give Brian a call at 515-505-3043."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank Housby, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Iowa State Savings Bank, Ostrich Racing Engines, The Hearing Clinic, Windance Graphics, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, MyRacePass, Sweet Manufacturing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Fragola Performance Systems, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Bell Helmets, Sign Pro of Newton, Shell Shock, Maxim Chassis, Hinchman Racewear, Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) and Allen Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Aiming for Third Straight Top 10 and First of Season at Selinsgrove

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (June 14, 2016) - Joe Trenca is refreshed following a weekend off.

"It's always nice to grab a weekend off, but at the same time you want to be at the races," he said. "We're excited to get back to racing this weekend at Selinsgrove."

The Mucci Motorsports driver will return to the track on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., where he has competed twice this season with a top result of 11th. Trenca's career-best finish of seventh place came in 2014.

"We've tried some new things with the car this year and it seems to really help out there," he said. "We've shown a lot of speed there and made a lot more gains than we did last year."

Saturday will mark the 12th time since 2014 that the team has tackled the big track.

"We've had some decent runs there," he said. "I like that place. It's a real racy place and the competition is really good. The locals are tough to beat. You get a lot of guys who travel each week to race there. They put on a good show."

Trenca is coming off his first top-five finish of the season and he has earned back-to-back top 10s.

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid Country Machinery

Mid Country Machinery has an extensive inventory of new equipment and also high-quality,late model used equipment. The company proudly represents the Kobelco, Kawasaki, JLG, Atlas Copco Powercrusher and SkyTrak lines of equipment. In addition, it also carries inventory from industry leading names such as Caterpillar, John Deere and many others.

Mid Country Machinery offers an extensive selection of equipment such as backhoes, dozers, excavators, manlifts, loaders, forklifts, crushing and screening equipment and much more. In addition, Mid Country Machinery specializes in and offers a wide variety of crushing, paving, and concrete equipment. For more information, visit http://www.MidCountry.com.

"I want to thank Mid Country Machinery for their partnership and what they've done for us," Trenca said. "I'm looking forward to growing mutually with them and taking Mid Country Machinery to Victory Lane."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., National Parts Peddler, Seals-It, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, Weld Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, 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 -

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

 

 

Huge Father’s Day Weekend for Sprint Series of Oklahoma!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – June 14, 2016 – Added purse, increase in winners pay and all coming on Father’s Day weekend make this one of the most anticipated weekends in this inaugural season as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series gets set for a double-header weekend. It all kicks off this Friday night, June 17, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore before heading over to Oklahoma Sports park in Ada for their lone event
scheduled this season on Saturday night.

But both nights are more, much more than your regular SSO events…..

While making their third appearance of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway as part of the tracks “Fast 5 Friday” series, the tour will be joined by the Sprint Series of Texas IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series in their only co-sanctioned event on the 2016 schedule. And with the two combined series there is added money to the purse, courtesy of track owner/promoter John Webb. Friday night’s feature finale will pay $1200 to the winner, up $500 from the standard $700 to win. The feature runner-up will earn $750 while all cars making the twenty car feature finale will earn $275.

To go along with Messmer Racing and Martens Machine Shop putting up $100 for selected heat race winners, SST officials will pay $100 to the features “hard charger.”

In the two previous events held at the speedway it was Lubbock, Texas driver John Carney II taking the victory back on April 15th while fellow Texan and female driver Michelle Melton putting the boys in their place by picking up the win back on May 20th.

Grandstand admission is $15 for ages thirteen and up; $10 for ages 6-12. Pit gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:30 PM start time. The Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located 0.7 mile east of I-35 (exit 29) on US 70, then 1.8 miles south on US 77. For more race and ticket information call 405-627-1766 or click www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com to visit the track's official website.

On Saturday night (June 18) at Oklahoma Sports Park, the night’s feature winner will earn $1000 and there will also be a $100 to the night’s “Dan Holloway hard charger.” This event will be a SSO only with over twenty drivers expected to compete.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Adult general admission is $15; ages eleven through fifteen $13 and ages ten and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free.

The track address is 8300 West Hwy 3w and is located ten miles west of Ada on Hwy 3w. For more track information check out the OSP website www.oklahomasportspark.com.

With two IMCA racesaver sprint series joining forces on Friday night and the increase in purse and incentives for both events, this coming Father’s Day weekend will be the biggest weekend yet for the inaugural series of the SSO.

To stay up to date on the daily happenings with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma, find them on their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma.

You are also encouraged to call the SSO at (405) 417-2202 or (405) 818-9007 for any and all questions concerning the series and if you are interested in climbing aboard as a series partner or contingency sponsor.

 

 

Solwold Charges To Fourth In Final Dirt Cup Tune Up

PETERSEN MEDIA- With one final nigh of action at the Skagit Speedway before next weekend’s Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup, Jason Solwold and his Shaylen Raye Motorsports team had a good night of racing that saw them work their way through the field to finish in the fourth spot.

“We put a new car together for the race to see if we could figure out our best combination for Dirt Cup, and I think we were pretty strong in the feature,” Jason Solwold said.

Finishing second in his heat race, the Burlington, WA driver would like the Scottie’s Plumbing/Pops Entertainment/Vic’s 66 backed entry up in the fifth row of the feature event after some time trial struggles.

When the race came to life, Solwold showed some serious speed aboard the Doyle Guffie’s Rayle Auto Sales/NW Team Excavating/KarMart Motorsports machine. Slicing and dicing his way around the Skagit Speedway, Solwold would take advantage of a few restarts as he worked his way up into the Top-Five.

During the race’s closing stages, Solwold would get into the fourth spot and begin pressuring Evan Margeson for the final spot on the podium. With the two battling hard, Solwold would settle for fourth at the stripe.

“We feel we have a really strong car, and that is a good feeling to have heading into Dirt Cup,” Solwold added. “We are going into that race guns blazing and looking to repeat our 2015 win.”

Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team would like to thank Scottie’s Plumbing, Pops Entertainment, Vic’s 66, Doyle Guffie’s Rayle Auto Sales, North West Team Excavating, Speedmart, After Hours Painting, Triple X Race Co., Al Parker Race Engines, Wings Unlimited, Slade Shocks, Rob Graham Trucking, Wings Unlimited, Meyer Sings, Vahlco Wheels, KarMart Motorsports, and Pro Signs for their continued support.

ON TAP: Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team will be off this weekend but will return to action for the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup set for June 23-25th.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 15, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 9, Top 10’s- 10.

 

 

Kulhanek Teaming Up with Simmons to Run ASCS National Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (June 14, 2016) - Ray Allen Kulhanek has a unique opportunity in front of him this week.

Kulhanek will tackle the remainder of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 24th annual Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek, which will feature four straight nights of racing in Oklahoma and Missouri after Tuesday's event at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, rained out.

"Jeff and J.J. Simmons are giving me an opportunity," he said. "I'm looking forward to getting four consecutive nights of racing in with the ASCS National Tour."

Kulhanek will make his winged sprint car debut at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on Wednesday; at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Thursday; and at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on Friday. The Speedweek wraps up on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., where Kulhanek has competed once.

"I've seen a lot of videos of Lawton Speedway," he said. "I've been wanting to race there for a while. That looks like a track that will fit my driving style. Creek County Speedway is a little bullring. I got to run there once in a non-wing deal. I've only seen one video of Missouri State Fair Speedway. That looks like a fairly decent sized track. And I look forward to going back to Lucas Oil Speedway. It's a super nice facility."

Kulhanek is coming off his third top five of the season last Saturday at Battleground Speedway with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

"We had a really good car in the heat race," he said. "In the main I was just a tick off. I really wasn't super comfortable the whole main. I kept searching on the race track trying to find a good line. I made three or four mistakes and you just can't do that. I was really disappointed in myself on some of the decisions. We should have run better. It's nice to be disappointed in running fourth. It could be a heck of a lot worse."

Kulhanek won a heat race before he advanced from sixth to fourth place in the feature.

"I want to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson for loaning me an engine to give me an opportunity to be at the races," he said. "Without them I wouldn't have been able to race."

Last Friday's ASCS Gulf South Region event rained out at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas.

Kulhanek currently ranks second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings. He is 90 points behind the leader with seven races remaining this year.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 11 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.; and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 24th annual Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RayAllenKulhanek/?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 Big Bass Tour, Texas Rotating Equipment, Alcon Construction, GoPro, J&J Auto Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, ASI Racing Engines, Frazier & Son, Smiley's Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.


 

Bergman Rallies for Top 10 at Route 66 to Kick Off ASCS Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - AMARILLO, Texas (June 14, 2016) - Seth Bergman rebounded from a sour start to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 24th annual Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

Bergman endured a DNF in a heat race last Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway, which relegated him toward the back of the main event. However, he powered from 22nd to post a 10th-place result.

"We were buried in the feature lineup after the heat race, but we were able to salvage a decent finish," he said. "It was a tough way to start Speedweek. The positive is that we overcame the heat race and rallied for a top 10."

Bergman, who ranks eighth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings, garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars in the main event.

He will take that momentum into the remainder of the Speedweek, which features races on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.; and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

Tuesday's event at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, has been rained out.

Bergman has registered at least one top-five finish at all four upcoming tracks, including a win at Creek County Speedway and a runner-up result at Missouri State Fair Speedway this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 11 - Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas - Heat race: DNF (8); Feature: 10 (22).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 22 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.; and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 24th annual Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Young Tools, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports Getting Prepared for 2016 Campaign following New Addition

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (June 14, 2016) - Mark Burch Motorsports is set up for the 2016 season.

Team Owner Mark Burch recently finished completing his new race trailer from S & S Welding, which is an industry leader in manufacturing custom built motor coaches and trailers. Burch's previous trailer flipped over on its side during a violent storm last September.

"I want to thank everyone at S & S for the hard work on building us a new trailer," Burch said. "We were without a trailer for a few months, but are now set up well for whenever we head to the track."

Burch also shook down his sprint car last Saturday during a Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints event at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., where he made his first driving appearance in approximately a decade.

"We just wanted to work on some engine stuff and make sure we got any kinks out of the car," he said. "We want to be hitting on all cylinders once Danny Lasoski is able to get back in the car. I want to thank Parker Burch, Cal Werner, Rich Werner, D-Wayne Gropp, Tom Dorr and Gage Dorr for all their help last week. I would not have made it to the track without them!"

Burch said he doesn't have a set date when the team will make its 2016 debut and will tackle events this year that fit both his and Lasoski's busy schedules.

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Huggins Cams

Located in Olive Branch, Miss., Huggins Cams has been in operation for more than four decades. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Huggins-Cams/162013640489259.

"Steve Huggins has in excess of 40 years grinding performance racing camshafts," Burch said. "He has been grinding cams for us since we brought our 360 engine program in house back in 1999. One thing I like about working with Steve is that even after all of these years of working on cams, he is extremely passionate about winning. He will do whatever he can to find the right camshaft that will work with your engine combination, chassis and driver. There is probably no part less expensive in an engine that has a greater impact on the performance then the camshaft. Steve takes great pride in his work and we take great pride in running his cams. Steve's experience and communication of feedback is critical to our success. We're proud to fly the Huggins Cams banner at Mark Burch Motorsports."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, King Racing Products, Hot Dot Inc., Weld Wheels, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Gessford Machine, Dyer's Top Rods, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Rod End Supply, Diamond Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Lincoln Auto Auction and the Team Jack Foundation for their continued support.

 

 

Cory Eliason and Van Dyke Motorsports Win Again

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the trip to the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night, Cory Eliason made a late race move to secure his third win overall in 2016 and his second aboard the Van Dyke Motorsports No. 5h.

“We are really, really strong right now, and I owe it all to Harley Van Dyke and Fez for their hard work,” Cory Eliason said.

Returning to the Keller Auto Speedway for the first time since a charge from last to win back in May, Eliason showed he still had plenty of speed as he earned quick time honors during the qualifying session on Friday night.

Picking up a third place finish in his heat, Eliason would line up in the fifth spot of the Dash before a third place finish lined him up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event.

On the slick Keller Auto Speedway surface, Eliason would get into the second spot aboard his Lucas Oil/Hansen Machine/NAAKE Suspension backed no. 5h as he chased after DJ Netto.

Trying all he could to get by Netto, Eliason would have no success until the yellow flag flew on lap 19. The ensuing restart saw Eliason and Netto race wheel-to-wheel with Eliason coming out on top and taking over command of the race.

Once in front, the Kingsburg, CA driver set sail and went on to pick up his second consecutive win at the track he call home.

“It is always great to win, and to win so close to home is also really cool,” Eliason added. “This team is really fun to work with, and hopefully we can continue to have success with some big races on our schedule coming up pretty soon.”

The Van Dyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, Hansen Machine, NAAKE Suspension, Maxim Chassis, and Moyle Racing Engines for their support during the year.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 10, Wins-2, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-3

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team will head to Stockton, CA on Saturday night to battle with the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Cory Eliason by following him on Twitter @CoryEliason.

 

 

Nunes 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway Before Qualifying Mishap Ends Night In Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Seth Nunes would pick up a 12th place finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before a wreck in qualifications on Saturday night would bring his night to an early end.

“We had a good car on Friday night, and I just didn’t have a very good showing,” Nunes said. “Saturday night we timed in 10th fastest but I got over the cushion and into the wall and it caused some frame damage and brought out night to an end.”

Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Nunes would time the Napa Auto Parts/Lucas Oil Racing Products/VSR Steering Repair No. 5v in eighth fastest in time trials, before making some strong moves that would secure him the win during his heat race.

Pulling the seven in the nightly redraw, Nunes would line up in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event. Aboard the Jim and Annette Van Lare owned No. 5v, Nunes would admittedly make some mistakes and struggle on the 1/4mile speedway as he would slip back to finish in the 12th spot.

Swapping engines and heading to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take on the Civil War Series, Nunes would lay down a great lap in time trials that saw him end up 10th fastest overall amongst the 32 cars in the pit area. However, getting over the cushion at the end of his run, Nunes would slam into the turn two wall and cause frame damage, which would bring his night to an early end.

“I am really bummed on hurting the car in qualifying, but Jim and Annette Van Lare and the crew give me a great car every weekend,” Nunes added. “Hopefully I can rebound and have a strong showing at their track this weekend.”

Seth would like to thank Napa Auto Parts, Lucas Oil Products, VSR Steering Repair, Bianchi Farms, Cameron and Cameron Ranch & Vineyard Supply, CCI, and Awesome Racewear for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Seth will be in action this Friday night in either Chico, CA or Watsonville, CA before returning to action with the Civil War Series on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Follow along with Seth on Social Media by following him on Twitter @SethNunes.

 

 

Early Contact Knocks Peterson Out of Civil War Series Feature Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Matt Peterson would see his night come to an early end with the Civil War Series as contact on the race’s second lap saw his night come to an end.

“I hate to see my family’s hard earned money, and time, go down the tube like that for no real reason,” Matt Peterson said. “It is racing and it happens, but you really hate to see it happen to you.”

Checking in at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Peterson would time in 17th fastest in time trials, but a little early luck would see him line up on the pole of his heat race, and in a good spot to make a bid at the night’s dash.

Lining his Miller Lite/V&H Fresh/Inventory Sales Company backed No. p37 up on the front row of his heat, the Wilton, CA driver would slip back to finish in the third spot, but would still move into the 30-lap A Main event.

Lining up in the 14th spot in the feature event, contact with another car getting into turn one would see Peterson’s car stopped with apparent front end issues. The damage was too significant for the team to fix, and Peterson’s night would come to an end.

“I really want to thank my dad, Kent Miller, Tommy Mason, my mom and all of my sponsors for all of their help,” Peterson added. “Big congrats to my Uncle Greg on the Civil War podium, and I am looking forward to Saturday’s show in Petaluma, CA.”

Matt and his team would like to thank, Miller Lite, V&H Fresh, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Transportation Services, Future Energy Savers, Hoskins Mechanical Resources, Vahlco Wheels, JhdDesings, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Matt Peterson will follow the Civil War Series to the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a media company that can handle all your needs for public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach, and keep your audience involved.

 

 

Robbie Price Finds Victory Lane At Strawberry Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the Strawberry Cup at the Western Speedway in Canada, Robbie Price would have a little bad luck on Friday night in the feature event, but would bounce back on Saturday to win the feature event.

“It was a pretty good weekend for our team,” Price said. “We had a really good car both nights, and unfortunately we got together with another car on the start of the feature event on Friday but we were able to rebound and win Saturday.”

Kicking things off on Friday night, Price would time in second fastest during qualifications before finishing fourth in the Dash. Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Price would race his way to the win and move into the opening night feature event.

When the green lights flashed on the ‘A’, Price and another car would make contact, and the damage would actually end Price’s night before it really got started.

Back at it on Saturday night, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would miss time trials as he team worked on an issue, but was able to race his way into the feature event based on a strong run from sixth to third during his heat.

Gridding the field from the third row for the Strawberry Cup feature event, Price continued to race well on the pavement as he wasted no time working his way into the top spot.

Out front, Price was strong as he kept his challengers at bay as he was able to go on and score his second win of the season on the pavement.

“It is awesome to get another feature event for this team, and continue to get better on the pavement,” Price said. “We had a few things not go our way over the course of the two days, but in the end we were able to get to victory lane”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-24, Wins-2, Top-5’s-6, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: At this time, Price is unsure what his next race will be.

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

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

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Saldana Catches Bad Luck Bug In Knoxville, IA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Doing battle with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on three occasions over the last week, Joey Saldana and his Roth Motorsports team would finish 10th at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN before bad luck bit the team twice in Knoxville, IA.

“It was a bummer in Knoxville,” Saldana said. “We were moving forward on Friday night when a bleeder broke, and on Saturday night we just got caught up in a huge pile up a few laps in the feature.”

Opening his week up last Wednesday night at the Lincoln Park Speedway, Saldana would time the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83 machine in 15th fastest in qualifying.

Taking the green flag from the third row in his heat race, ‘The Brownsburg Bullet’ would fight his way forward to finish in the third spot which would place him in the 10th starting position for the 40-lap feature event.

On a tricky surface, Saldana would spend much of his night inside the Top-10 battling with the likes of Paul McMahan, Jamie Veal, and Jacob Allen. Hanging around the Top-10, Saldana would take the checkered flag in the 10th spot as the team set their sights on the Knoxville Raceway.

Checking in for two nights of racing at the famed speedway located on the Marion County Fairgrounds, Saldana would get things started by timing the Southern Pacific Farms/3H Cattle machine in ninth fastest in his qualifying group.

Finishing fifth in his heat, the Brownsburg, IN driver would grid the field from the ninth row for the 25 lap feature event. On a racy Knoxville Raceway, Saldana was able to carve his way forward.

Getting up into the 11th spot in the race’s first 10-laps, Saldana’s right-rear bleeder would fail under yellow and he would be forced into the work area with a flat tire. Able to make repairs and swap bleeders, Saldana would restart from the tail end of the field and work his way up to finish in the 17th spot.

Saturday night would see Saldana time in ninth fastest overall before racing his way to a third place finish in heat race action.

Lining up in the fifth row of the 25-lap A Main, Saldana settled into the ninth spot until trouble ensued on a lap 4 restart. Getting into turn one cars went everywhere and Saldana would get a piece and his night would come to an end.

“I hate it for my guys to tear up equipment, and I hate it for Dennis and Teresa Roth,” Saldana said. “Luckily they’re great owners and continue to support us out on the road. I have to thank them and all of our partners, as well as my guys, for everything they do.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Joey and the Roth Motorsports team will return to action tomorrow night at the Granite City Speedway, before heading to the River Cities Speedway on Friday night and to the Brown County Speedway on Sunday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-43, Wins-3, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-31.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and stay connected with Joey by following him on Twitter @JoeySaldana.

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McMahan Shakes Down Fresh Car After Putnamville Tumble

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting upside down at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN while running inside the Top-10 last Wednesday night, Paul McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports team shook down a new car at the Knoxville Raceway over the weekend and had their fair share of bad luck.

“We have gone from struggling to just downright having bad luck as of late,” Paul McMahan said. “I thought we had a good run going on Wednesday night but contact on the last lap got us upside down, and we thrashed to get a new car ready for Knoxville. We didn’t quite have the speed we were hoping for, and again found some more bad luck.”

At the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN, McMahan would time in 10th fastest, lining the Elk Grove, CA native up in the second row of his heat race. Getting off to a great start, McMahan would run in the second spot early but a late move by Donny Schatz would knock him back into the third spot and out of the Dash.

Lining up seventh in the feature event, McMahan had a nice showing aboard his MonDak Portables/Benic Enterprises/Ft. Union Supply and Trading entry as he battled for position in the Top-Five during much of the race.

Taking the white flag, McMahan would feel from another driver and the end result would be him getting upside down. With just minimal laps left in the race, McMahan would elect to restart and would end up finishing in the 15th position.

A light night at the shop saw the team get a new car together for the weekend showdown in Knoxville, IA and Friday night saw the team endure more bad luck.

Timing in 15th fastest in his qualifying flight, McMahan would finish in the eighth spot in his heat race and be relegated to the Last Chance Showdown. In the LCS, a car would get sideways on the front stretch, and as McMahan went to avoid contact his car would spin around and make contact with the front stretch wall ending his night.

Back at it on Saturday night, McMahan would finish seventh in his heat race and find himself in the fifth row of the LCS where he would finish 10th.

On this night however, the team opted to use a provisional to get more track time to figure out the issues that hampered them.

Avoiding a multi car pile up early in the race, McMahan was able to pick up a few positions during the course of the race as he would work his way forward to finish in the 11th spot.

“It was a tough week for our team,” McMahan said. “It is tough not making shows, but we just have to keep at it. My guys are working hard, and my owners are staying positive.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, KSE Racing Products, 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 continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-43, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be at the Granite City Speedway tomorrow night, the River Cities Speedway on Friday night, and at the Brown County Speedway on Sunday night.

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 Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

TK Tops Badlands Motor Speedway Twice

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tim Kaeding is hot at the Badlands Motor Speedway right now and over the weekend he found himself celebrating two more wins at the Brandon, SD facility.

“I knew it was just a matter of time until we hit our stride, and we are hitting at the right time and winning some good money for this race team,” Kaeding said.

Saturday night at the Badlands Motor Speedway, TK would lead the field to green aboard his Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking No. 3 machine with Terry McCarl and Justin Henderson giving chase.

Setting a torrid pace out front, Kaeding was in cruise control until he found himself in lapped traffic. Once in traffic, McCarl was able to close in on the race long leader, but Kaeding would have none of it as he fended of ‘T Mac’s” advances.

Able to get some breathing room, Kaeding would feel pressure from Justin Henderson over the race’s final two circuits, but on this night TK was simply too good as he went on to pick up his first Badlands 410ci win of the season.

Returning to the track on Sunday night to take part in the 360ci event, Kaeding found himself battling with Jack Dover and Justin Henderson as the battled inside the Top-Five during the early portions for the feature event.

Flexing his muscles, the San Jose, CA driver was able to work his way up to the second spot as he set his sights on race leader, Wade Nygard. Over the final laps of the feature event, TK would challenge Nygard for the top spot, but taking the checkered flag in the second spot, Kaeding would be awarded the win as the winner failed to stop at post race tech inspection.

“It was a great weekend for our team, and was really nice to win a big race on Saturday night,” TK added. “To win two races in the 360ci division like we have so far this year is a little strange, but at least it means we were in a good position all night.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will take on the World of Outlaws on Friday night at the River Cities Speedway, will return to the Badlands Motor Speedway on Saturday night, and will meet back up with the World of Outlaws on Sunday night at the Brown County Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins-4, Top-5’s-14, Top-10’s-17

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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‘The Mad Man’ Charges At Knoxville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- One night after seeing a good run come to an early end after contact in traffic, Kerry Madsen would work his way through a star-studded field at the Knoxville Raceway as he would charge from his 16th starting position to finish sixth against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“We had an awesome car all weekend long, and it is a shame we don’t have two good results to show for it,” Kerry Madsen said. “Friday night we had a lapped car force us into the infield and it led to something breaking and us wrecking. Saturday night, we got off to a slow start, but we were able to work our way forward a finish sixth.”

Checking in at ‘The Mecca of Mud’ on Friday night, Madsen would time his Keneric Health Care/Keneric Racing/American Racing Custom Wheels No. 29 machine in sixth fastest in his qualifying flight with 42 cars on hand.

A strong heat race would see the St Marys, NSW native turned Knoxville, IA resident finish in the second spot and earn a berth in the nightly dash where a third place finish would put him in the second row for the 25-lap A Main event.

When the race came to life, Madsen settled into the third position as he chased after Terry McCarl and Donny Schatz who ran in front of him. As the leaders got into traffic, Madsen would close in on Schatz as the duo raced hard for the second position.

On the 10th circuit, a lapped car would come down on Madsen forcing him to take evasive action through the infield, and he would lose a few positions. A lap later something would break on Madsen’s car as he exited turn four and he would get upside down and end his night.

Returning to the speedway on Saturday night, Madsen would turn in an uncharacteristic lap in time trials, as he found himself 20th on the speed chart. Racing his way into the feature event through his heat race, Madsen would find himself in the 16th starting position for the evening’s 25-lap A Main.

With a multi car wreck breaking out in front of him early in the race, Madsen was able to sneak through the wreckage and see his night continue. When things came back to life, Madsen showed he had another fast KPC/Morrison Racing Engines No. 29 as he flew around the famed ½ mile

Working his way up inside the Top-10, Madsen would battle with Brad Sweet late in the feature as he looked for a spot in the Top-Five. Unable to get the position, Madsen’s weekend would come to a close with a sixth place finish.

“It was a nice rebound on Saturday night for our team,” Madsen added. “It is a shame to tear equipment up like we did on Friday night, but we are fortunate to have some great partners and great car owners provide us with the means to keep at it. Huge thanks to the Gavranich family for all they do for us, and my guys for working so hard day in and day out.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-47, Wins-8, Top-5’s-20, Top 10’s-30

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and the Keneric Racing team will be at the Granite City Speedway with the World of Outlaws on Wednesday night before following the series to River Cities Speedway on Friday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

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Madsen Shows Speed With World of Outlaws Until Mechanical Issues Sideline Him Late In Feature

PETERSEN MEDIA- Welcoming the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to the Knoxville Raceway over the weekend, Ian Madsen would have a strong outing on Saturday night that would see him run second for much of the race before a mechanical issue would sideline him with just two laps to go.

“I am really happy with how we good our car has been lately,” Ian Madsen said. “We battled all night long on Saturday, and were looking to have a really good finish, but we had some bad luck with two-to-go.

Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, Madsen timed the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Kline Electric backed No. 18 machine in 12th fastest amongst the 32 cars checked into the pit area.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the St. Marys, NSW driver would work his way into the second spot, which would earn him a spot in the all important dash. Finding himself on the front row alongside fellow Australian, Jamie Veal, Madsen would finish second, and line up on the front row of the 25-lap feature event.

Settling into second as the race got underway, Madsen would soon feel pressure from Donny Schatz. With the duo battling wheel-to-wheel for a pair of laps, Madsen would hold on to the position for the time being.

As Madsen continued to chase after Veal, Schatz would come back into the equation on the 15th lap, and would get the spot from the Royal Flooring/Bobcat/Tammy Heckart backed entry.

Once in third, Madsen would not let Schatz get away as the lead group and gotten away from the field as the laps clicked off. With Schatz getting by Veal late in the race, Madsen too would get by him to reclaim the second spot, but it would be short lived as mechanical issues would force Madsen into the infield two laps shy of the checkered flag.

“I was pretty bummed the way our night ended, but we showed some great speed, and had a great car all night,” Madsen added. “My crew guys are doing an awesome job, and hopefully we can make some noise during a busy week this week.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-6, Top-5’s- 18, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will take on the World of Outlaws tomorrow night in Granite City Speedway in MN, before meeting up with the NSL on Friday night in Jackson, MN, Saturday in Knoxville, IA, and on Sunday in Mason City, IA.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

Open-Wheel action returns to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday with ASCS, WAR Series

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Wheatland, Missouri (June 14, 2016) - After a huge weekend on the water and the dirt, Lucas Oil Speedway welcomes some of the nation's biggest open-wheel stars this weekend for the ASCS Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Sizzlin' Speedwell Finale.

It's the first of only two appearances in 2016 for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Winged Sprint Car Tour Presented by MAVTV Motorsports. In addition, the Boss Chassis WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series will be on hand to tackle the Lucas Oil Speedway dirt.


Johnny Herrera shares the Lucas Oil ASCS National Seriers points lead with Sam Hafetepe Jr. as the week begins. (Photo by T.J. Buffenbarger)
"The ASCS National Winged Sprint Car Tour is always one of our most highly anticipated events of the season," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "Add the WAR Wingless Sprints and it's going to be a tremendous night at the races in what's been an incredible last few weeks at our facility."

Lucas Oil Speedway played host to the three-day Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series John Haas Memorial last weekend, with Bryan Sanders piloting Nitrochondriac to a winning run in Top Fuel Hydro at more than 247 miles per hour in the finals. The Budweiser Weekly Championship Series also was in action on Saturday night and returns to the speedway for the midseason championships on June 25.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Winged Sprint Car Tour is set to begin four straight nights of racing on Wednesday night at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., after Tuesday's scheduled race at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, was rained out.

Stops at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Thursday and Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia on Friday precede the finale at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, Texas, and Johnny Herrera of Albuquerque, N.M., are tied for the ASCS National Tour points lead. Hafertepe has amassed a half-dozen podium finishes this season, including a pair of National Tour wins.

Matt Covington of Glenpool, Okla., is third, 83 points behind the co-leaders. Just outside the top 10 is Nixa's Kyle Bellm, who is 11th in the points chase as the busy week begins.

ASCS National Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 1,167; 2. Johnny Herrera 1,167; 3. Matt Covington 1,084; 4. Logan Forler 1,077; 5. Wayne Johnson 1,067; 6. Aaron Reutzel 1,057; 7. Blake Hahn 1,042; 8. Seth Bergman 1,003; 9. Brad Loyet 991; 10. Josh Baughman 984;

2016 Speedweek Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 150; 2. Aaron Reutzel 142; 3. Danny Wood 135; 4. Wayne Johnson 130; 5. Josh Baughman 125; 6. Brad Loyet 122; 7. Logan Forler 119; 8. Blake Hahn 116; 9. John Carney II 113; 10. Seth Bergman 110.

For more information on the Lucas Oil ASCS Series go to www.ASCSRacing.com

The WAR Wingless Sprints come to Lucas Oil Speedway for their lone scheduled race of the week.

Clinton Broyles of Greenwood, Mo., leads the WAR points by 117 over Chris Parkinson of Gladstone, Mo. Broyles has two wins and eight top-five finishes this season.

Last month as the WAR Wingless Sprints visited Lucas Oil Speedway, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill., took the feature victory ahead of Korey Weyant of Springfield, Ill.

For full information on the Wingless Auto Racing Series, go to www.WARSprints.com

Gates at Lucas Oil Speedway open at 5 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.

Admission prices are:
Adults (16 and up) $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22
Youth (6 to 15) $10
Kids (5 and under) Free
Family Pass $50
Pit Pass $40

For complete event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in