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CHAMPIONS HONORED AT WILMOT RACEWAY AWARDS PARTY

 Kenosha, WI The annual Wilmot Raceway Awards Party drew a full house to the Brat Stops' Parkway Chateau to celebrate the accomplishments of many throughout the 2015 season. Ray Underwood and fellow Wilmot Raceway announcer Mike Babicz shared the microphone and kept the enthusiastic gathering entertained, as did many of the recipients. The top ten in points from the 2015 season were recognized with the top five in each division receiving checks, hardware, photo, and jackets. Congulations to 2015 Wilmot Raceway Champions; Jeremy Schultz (410 Winged Sprints), Doug Schenck (wingLESS Sprints), Mark Heinert (Mini Sprints), Erik Grosch (Bandits), Pat Rossman (Street Stocks), and Scott Kuxhouse (Modifieds). The evening had many highlights begining with Jeff Fischer (Grandstand Video) kicking the night off with his outstanding highlight reel of the 2015 season. Steve Sinclair representing the raceway, and Denise Zirbel from the Kenosha County Fair Association thanked the staff and competitors and spoke about the positives from last season with emphasis on the many more positives planned for the near future at the historic border clay third-mile. Special awards were presented to well liked veteran campaigner Jim Morrison, who recently announced his retirement, as he received this years Wilmot Raceway Dedication Award, which was presented by fellow Modified racer Nick Simons. Mini Sprint racer Tim Brannam and his #74 team were honored as Team of the Year for their outstanding performances and representation of the raceway on and off the track. And wingLESS racer Chris Klemko was honored as the tracks overall Rookie of the Year, with honorable mention in that catagory going to Modified racer Tony Izzo. Modified racer Scott Barnharst had his #17b recognized by track photographer Bruce Pella with the Best Appearing Car honors. Both sincere and comedic moments made the night special as several of the honored drivers seem to be getting quite good with a microphone. All the Champions were on hand with the exception of vacationing 7-time Mod king Kuxhouse, though his teenage daughter Kendall filled in admirably. Special thanks to sponsors; Hoosier Tire, Don's Auto Parts & Machine Shop, R.A. Adams Enterprises, Fec's Place, Silver Lake Auto Body, Paddock Lake Bumper To Bumper, Fox Lake Harbor, Massive Speed Systems,and Jimmy's Hawg Heaven for making their point fund and trophy contributions. Also special thanks to Jeff Fischer and Bruce Pella. And also thanks to Joe Roe, the entire Tennyson family, Tiffany Taylor, Jerry Burba, Betty Brandes, Ray Underwood, Mike Babicz, The Brat Stop, and McHenry Specialties for their contributions in making the entire evening a wonderful event.

 

Staff Meeting at I-35 Speedway Winston, MO as we ready to Race 2016

As the racing season draws near with practice at I-35 Speedway on March 12th 2016 with USMTS racing Sunday March 20th 2016, there is no time to spare preparing. With a track worker meeting comes answers to questions that need to be passed on to drivers and crew members. A few of the important changes are as follows: All Race Cars will be pre-tech for safety prior to racing All Four Wheelers, ATV’s, Golf Carts, Mopeds, Mini Bikes, and modes of transportation in the pits must be registered at the pit shack. There will be no charge for the vehicle but they must register and drive responsibly. We ask that all race cars please drive slow and careful in the pit area and when exiting the race track for safety reasons. Reminding drivers to stay in their car until safety workers arrive on scene. E-Mods will have a redraw after heat races for feature starting positions We remind everyone to stay back when there is an incident on track as fuel could have spilled and no one is allowed on track so safety workers can do their job. Head and Neck restraints are required and must be in compliance by July 1st 2016.

These are a few of the changes, Questions on Tack Rules contact Carl Flower, Questions on Tech contact Carl Flower or Bobby Lopez, and questions on general track operations and conditions check us on Facebook and our website i35speedway.net Let’s get ready for a great 2016 racing season!!!!!!!

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR - REGISTRATION & RULES INFORMATION MEETINGS SCHEDULED MARCH 6; OFFICIAL RULEBOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

by Tommy Goudge (February 6, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway has scheduled registration and rules information meetings for all five weekly racing divisions, while official 2016 rulebooks are now available on the track’s website.

The registration and rules information meetings will be held at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario on Sunday, March 6. The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

12:00pm to 1:00pm – Registration 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Mini Stocks & Bombers 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Thunder Stocks 3:00pm to 4:00pm – 360 Sprint Cars & Crate Sprint Cars

Pit Memberships, Season Pit Passes, and transponders for the 2016 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase at the meetings. The discounted early bird membership fee of $60 is available until Friday, May 13, 2016. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1803

Complete 2016 rulebooks can be found on the Ohsweken Speedway website at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=325

2016 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 2016 racing season begins on Friday, May 20 when Ackland Insurance presents the 21st Annual Ohsweken Speedway Opening Night. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st anniversary season.

TICKETS PLEASE! Ohsweken Speedway Gift Certificates, Grandstand Season Tickets (reserved or general admission), Season Ticket Holder Parking Passes, Season Pit Passes, and Pit Memberships for the 2016 racing season are already on sale. The ticket renewal period for Ohsweken Speedway's 2016 Special Events (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) began on February 1, and runs until February 29. NEW this year - print your tickets at home! Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

2016 ROSTERS Drivers rosters for the 2016 season are already taking shape, and the roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver’s plans for the 2016 season.

WALL OF FAME The 2nd annual Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 17. Nominations are being accepted until February 29. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.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

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

 

 

Hunter Racing Is Proud To Announce New Partners For The 2016 Season

By: Joe Burrage

The 2016 Sprint Car Season is quickly approaching and car owner Rob Hunter could not be more excited. The Hunter Racing Team will be at the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at the Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Chad Kemenah will be back to pilot the red and black No.10H sprint car and his brother Brian Kemenah is also returning as the crew chief. Both Brian and Chad have had a busy off season preparing the cars for the upcoming season and the two brothers are very excited for the new season.

“It has been a long off season but Brian and I have been keeping busy at the shop getting things ready for Florida,” says Kemenah. “We made some changes to our racing operation late in the 2015 season and it made a huge difference and we are confident that we can be more consistent in 2016. Rob and Rita Hunter have given Brian and I a great opportunity in 2016 and we can’t thank them enough and we are going to race as hard as we can try to win as many races as we can for them.”

A few weeks ago Rob Hunter was pleased to announce that Bonnell’s Rod Shop, and DKW Transport were joining the Hunter Racing Team in 2016.

“We are pleased to have Bonnell’s Rod Shop and DKW Transport join our race team,” says Hunter. “Scott Bonnell and Shawn Loken are not only sprint car fans but they are good people that want to see the sport grow and I can’t thank them enough for joining our team. Last season we switched to Maxim Chassis and we started to see an immediate difference so we will now be running them full time in 2016 along with Champion Racing Oil, Pro Shocks and Kistler Engines.”

“Our team will focus on the 2016 Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions Series,” says Hunter. “We have a pretty aggressive schedule set up we will race at Attica Raceway Park, World of Outlaws and maybe even make a mid-season run at the Knoxville Raceway if everything goes according to plan. But our main priority is with the All Stars and I believe we have what it takes to be consistent and run up front and contend for the championship.”

About Bonnell’s Rod Shop – Scott Bonnell passion for cars started years ago as he watched his uncle, Rich Bonnell, race open-wheel dirt cars. Scott, after building his collision business, began racing sprint cars at the local dirt tracks. When Scott broke three vertebrae in a racing incident during the summer of 2010, he put his racing career behind him and began focusing on the hot rod portion of his business. Scott opened Bonnell’s Rod Shop when the demand for quality hot rods outgrew his state of the art collision business. Since opening his collision shop in 1985, Scott has provided his customers with only the very best. Known best for quality and excellent service, Scott knew the best way to continue to provide the services his customers have grown to expect was to separate the Rod Shop from his collision business. Scott’s vision for the future of the business is to produce quality, one-off hot rods, unique to the Bonnell’s Rod Shop team. He hopes to one day produce a vehicle capable of contending in the ‘Great 8’ at the Detroit Autorama and possibly winning the Ridler Award. Scott hopes to provide local Rodders with high-quality, economical options for all their hot-rodding needs. DKW Transport is a small trucking company located in New Richland, MN that specializes in transporting various materials across the Midwest. Shawn Loken has been an owner operator of DKW Transport since 1991 and has been an avid sprint car fan for years. DKW Transport is proud to be part of the Hunter Racing Team in 2016.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

Erie, MI (February 5, 2016) - Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is pleased to announce that long-time sponsor Lane Automotive is returning as a Sprints On Dirt primary heat race sponsor in 2016. In addition, its Allstar Performance division, and the Comp Cams product line will once again be Sprints On Dirt contingency sponsors for 2016.

Founded in 1964 as a part-time venture in George Lane’s garage, Lane Automotive has become a speed equipment industry phenomenon. Lane Automotive is now comprised of four separate divisions, Motor State Distributing, Allstar Performance, Lane Collectables, and the Lane Automotive Showroom. Today, Motor State Distributing, now the largest division of Lane Automotive, is one of the leading speed equipment warehouse distributors in the world.

Lane Automotive is known worldwide for its excellent prices, product selection and exceptional customer service. One thing has remained the same throughout the years of growth at Lane Automotive, the desire to provide the best parts and the best service at competitive prices.

Lane Automotive looks to the future; speed equipment product lines are continually being added as new parts and accessories are developed and introduced to the public.

The company is building a 240,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center next to its existing 275,000-square-foot warehouse and office complex located in Watervliet, Michigan. The company now has 206 employees and plans to add 138 new jobs.

Go to http://laneautomotive.com/Catalogs to see a list of all Lane Automotive interactive catalogs including its 2016 Open Wheel Parts and Accessories and 2016 Allstar Performance Parts and Equipment catalogs of particular interest to Sprints On Dirt competitors.

For more information about Lane Automotive, go to www.laneautomotive.com. For more information about Comp Cams, go to www.compcams.com. For more information about Allstar Performance, go to www.allstarperformance.com. For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For more information about Sprints On Dirt, go to www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

Leffler Energy teams with RBR Racing for 2016 Sprint Car Campaign

SALFORDVILLE, Pa. (February 5, 2016) – Fred Rahmer and the RBR Race Team are pleased to announce the addition of Mount Joy, Pa’s Leffler Energy to the list of top-notch organizations that support Sprint Car Racing and the efforts of the No. 51S of Stevie Smith, the No. 51 of Freddie Rahmer, and the No. 88 of Brandon Rahmer.

Leffler Energy is a local heating, cooling and energy-savings partner that keeps customers in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania comfortable all-year round. Leffler Energy provides Residential, Commercial, Agricultural and Industrial services including: heating oil, air conditioning, duct cleaning, chimney and natural gas. With 24/7 customer service and support, Leffler Energy offers automatic delivery, flexible pricing and payment plans, multiple contract options – all designed to make the customer their main priority.

“In central Pennsylvania, the name ‘Rahmer’ is synonymous with Sprint Car racing,” General Manager Steven Weidner said. “In our business we make families our number one priority and there is not a more recognizable Sprint Car family than the Rahmer’s. We’re excited to partner with RBR and are committed to evolving together.”

The No. 51S 410 Sprint Car of Stevie Smith – fresh with Leffler Energy graphics – will be on hand in the Leffler Energy display at the Suburban Pennsylvania Spring Home Show at the Lancaster County Convention Center from February 12 – February 14.

Returning RBR sponsors include: Miller Brothers Chevrolet, Aran Trading, Pioneer Pole Buildings, Ken’s Tire, Specialty Rigging, Tru-Line Contractors, Macri Concrete, Spectra Oil and Don Ott Racing Engines.

After both collecting their first career wins in 2015, similar schedules are expected with Freddie and Brandon Rahmer competing weekly at Lincoln Speedway, as well as, select special events throughout the season. Stevie Smith will once again pilot the No. 51S in select events in Central Pennsylvania.

Those interested in Leffler Energy are encouraged to visit their website: www.lefflerenergy.com, or by calling 800-984-1411. ‘Like’ them at www.facebook.com/LefflerEnergy, or follow @LefflerEnergy for exclusive offers on Twitter.

For more information about RBR and Fred Rahmer visit online at: www.fredrahmer.com

 

 

Reutzel Off to Ocala for All Star Opener

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 4, 2016) – Two weekends away from a racetrack was enough.

Rather than sit idle for another pair of weekends, Aaron Reutzel and the Shark-powered Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution /BC Fundz No. 87 Sprint Car team are making the 900-plus mile journey from Clute, TX, to Ocala, FL, for this weekend’s opening pair of All Star Circuit of Champions events at Bubba Raceway Park.

“I’m looking forward to getting some laps in before King of 360’s and then the ASCS title defense,” Reutzel says. “And maybe we can come away with a win or two to top it off.”

Reutzel made his first visit to Bubba Raceway Park last February and immediately found the uniquely-shaped 3/8-mile clay oval to his liking.

The reigning ASCS National champion nearly captured victory honors in his All Star debut aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine, leading 28 of 30 laps before mechanical issues slowed his pace and forced him to settle for second.

Reutzel returned to Bubba Raceway Park several weeks later for ASCS action and paced the field all 25 laps for one of his 12 overall wins in 2015 aboard the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt entry.

“We were fast there right out of the box last year, hopefully we can do that again,” Reutzel said.

Reutzel opened the 2016 campaign with five nights of Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown action at Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway before taking part in his first Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK.

This weekend’s All Star double at Bubba Raceway Park will mark the first of two Florida weekends for Reutzel and the Wright Way Logistics team with East Bay Raceway Park’s $10,000-to-win “King of 360’s” Winter Nationals to follow on February 18-20.

Up Next: All Star Circuit of Champions season opener at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday.

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

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Big Show Planned March 6-12, 2016. . . . . .

9TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW & HARMONY TOWNSHIP TO HONOR CAR VAN HORN

The dates and show schedule are now confirmed for the popular ninth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show for 2016 and the hard-working staff is putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 6th and will run through March 12th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event in the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak & Lube, located a mile East of the Phillipsburg Mall, has once taken the lead sponsorship for the event and throughout the show will be offering up some discount coupons for the race fans to head on over to Quaker Steak & Lube and enjoy a tremendous diverse variety of entrees and their famous wings and sauces and get re-charged and re-fueled before or after the show.

The opening day of the show will find a tremendous opening as Richie and Joel Smith will be offering a demonstration on their sharp looking and quick racing Stage One Modified race car. Smith and Company will once again be back at the Hamlin Speedway in 2016 as their home track and is coordinating a schedule to do additional traveling this year.

The headline show of the day will be the gathering of racing legends at approximately 1 PM to talk about their racing days at the Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways and to honor Hall of Fame Modified legend, "The Belvidere Bandit" Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn. Van Horn was a fixture on the dirt circuit for five decades and earned track championships at Nazareth and Orange County. He planned and built the Harmony Speedway and Dragway in 1963, built his own race cars and motors and was a threat to win wherever the famous signature numbered 71E showed up to compete. He captured wins at Nazareth, Orange County, Lebanon Valley, Pittman-Alcyon and Reading to mention a few of the race tracks where he was victorious. Carl promoted Harmony Speedway and Dragway and the Lake Mocatek Speedway. Carl will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his many contributions to auto racing from Dirt Track Heroes and Harmony Township, New Jersey, where Carl is a long standing resident, has proclaimed March 6, 2016 to be designated Carl Van Horn Day and representatives from the township will be on hand for a presentation to Carl.

For the ninth consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in 1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it's present state today. Greg Collins, vice president at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey based IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway remarked, "It is a genuine thrill to be honoring one of my racing heroes Carl Van Horn. Carl did it all in racing and it is fit and proper to honor him as his contributions to racing and his legacy remains with all of us whoever watched him a turn a wheel at a race track."

Vince Valeriano from VRP Shocks will offer a free seminar of his great line of shock products to close the opening day of the show. Valeriano's seminar last year was well attended and offers his knowledge and technology to those who want to fully understand the workings of his excellent products.

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The eight previous shows have brought out race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming ninth edition of the show. This event is truly a Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing outstanding crowds and successful events promoter Bob Miller and his wife Donna spearhead the hard working staff of individuals responsible for the continued success of the show.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2016 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 6- 11:30 to 12:30- Seminar Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at 1:00) – Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Special Tribute to Carl “ Fuzzy” Van Horn and highlighting Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways and Dorney Park Speedways

Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)- VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.

Monday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony Dragway and Mountain View Dragway

Tuesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM)- Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 – (6:30 PM) – Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 10- (6:30) Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 11 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate with Special Tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, TSRS and Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 12 - (1:00) –-Presents Special Tribute to Stan “The Man” Ploski, Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

All Stars hit the Wimmera

RD 9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will be run this Saturday night at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham. The Series heads to their 5th race track in 7 shows. “So many different tracks challenge’s every driver and keeps everyone on even ground – no home track favourites for our guys!” Searle tells us. “We love to take our show to so many different tracks & fans and show off our talented drivers. Blue Ribbon Raceway is an awesome track to visit. The Committee have done so much work there over the past couple of seasons and the track has been racy.”

Points are tight going into the third last round and this might put a bit of pressure of some of the teams and make for an exciting nights racing.

Current series leader and young gun Corey Lincoln has a marginal 10 point lead over Brenten Farrer. Lincoln’s V8 Lincoln’s Earthmoving Eagle has been consistent all season and this is paying off for the 18 year old. Farrer in his Frijtek V34 ART will be trying to secure top points and again take control of the Championship.

The All Star ‘Kid Pack’ SA16 Jack Gartner, ACT40 Dion Bellman, SA5 Trigga Gates & V71 Brayden Parr have all been showing great improvement and are all looking forward to the night. Bellman has been showing brilliant form over the past couple of weeks running a 410 engine at the Classic and the Australian 410 Title locking into the A Main for the Title – not bad out of 100 plus cars. The much improved Jed Bell in his SA18 Auto Smart J&J loves the Horsham race track and is always one to watch there. Then there are the series veterans of V7 Paul Solomon, Phil Lock’s V4 Cool, V11 Brad Foster’s Ostrich Engines Cool, and ACT 49 Matt Reed the crowd can be guaranteed of exciting racing.

“We will be fundraising for the Safe Steps Domestic Violence organisation and raffling a push bike on the night. Keep your eye out in the crowd for the All Star team to purchase tickets and dontate to this needy cause. Domestic Violence is a major problem in our community and the more open we can be about it the better for everyone concerned.” Mandy says.

Give aways for the kids, Driver autograph signing and exciting racing – what else can you wish for on a Saturday night. February 6th Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham , Blue Ribbon Rd, Kalkee – 18k north of Horsham. Hot Laps start from 6.00pm.

 

 

Cody Bova Will Open Season at Attica Raceway Park Near 40 Race Schedule On Deck for “Bonzai”

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Struthers, Ohio (February 4, 2016) - Cody Bova will begin his 2016 season at the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing.” Since announcing his plans to contend for the FAST “305” Series “Rookie of the Year” title in 2016, Bova has added to his upcoming schedule and will launch his new campaign at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, March 25. It will be Bova’s first ever appearance at the one-third mile oval.

“We’ll open the year at Attica...trying to get some track time before our FAST Series schedule starts in mid-April” Cody Bova said, “We have a lot to learn about that place. We’ll use opening night as a test session. Our goal is to learn as much as we can and hopefully put it to good use during our first FAST Series event at Attica on April 22.”

Cody Bova, pilot of the J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, J.S. Paris Excavating, No. 20B, 305 sprint car, plans to make nearly 40 starts during the 2016 season. The Struthers, Ohio, native will travel the entire FAST “305” Series schedule, as well as make routine visits to Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, during non-FAST weekends. Bova is the 2015 Mercer Raceway Park “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” track champion.

The end of 2016 will prove to be just as competitive as the start, as “Bonzai” Bova plans to conclude the upcoming season with a pair of high profile events in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, will feature 305 sprint car competition during both portions of the two-day program, taking to the speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, with the FAST “305” Series sanctioning Friday night, only. The 17th annual “Little Guys Nationals” at Mercer Raceway Park will follow his trip to Fremont. The two-day special will take shape on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, and will also feature two complete programs for the 305 sprint cars.

“We always look forward to the multi-day shows” Bova said, “Always a lot of hype involved. It will be fun to end the year with a few two-day races. I just want to thank everyone who made this possible. I’m really excited to get started.”

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

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Recent Highlights: Captured 2015 Mercer Raceway Park “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” (305ci) Track Championship.

2015 Wins: 6 (5 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

2016 Wins: N/A

 

 

Madsen Picks Up Top-10 Finish At Australian Title

PETERSEN MEDIA- A disappointing Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic led Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team into one final weekend of action in Australia during the Australian Championship, and Madsen and company ended things on a positive note as the St. Marys, NSW driver finished ninth.

“I really have to thank everyone involved with this KCP Racing team for making the trip possible,” Madsen said. “We didn’t really have the trip we wanted but it was good to end things with a Top-10 run during the Australian Championship.”

Taking to the Premier Speedway on Saturday night for his preliminary night, the two-heat format saw Madsen line the Nehring Construction/Logan Contractors Supply Inc/Kline Electric no. 18 machine sixth and seventh in his heats.

The first heat saw Madsen put forth a strong effort on the slicked off surface as he gained valuable points by way of his third place finish, before nearly mirroring the effort in his second heat as he finished in the fourth spot.

When heat race action was complete, Madsen’s efforts put him on the front row for the feature even where he looked to keep his good night going and put himself in good position for the Sunday night finale.

When the green flag dropped, Madsen jumped out to the lead as the 2016 Classic Champion, Jamie Veal, chased him. Keeping Veal at bay for nearly the first half of the race, Madsen would slip to the second spot as the starter showed the field the cross flags.

Continuing to run up front, Madsen looked to be well on his way to a great points night until disaster struck with four to go. Bouncing through the cushion, mud got up under Madsen’s hood and caused the throttle to hang and Madsen would be involved in a wreck.

Though he was okay, his preliminary night was over and he sat 18th in points heading into the Sunday night finale.

Picking up the B1 Dash win on Sunday, Madsen moved the Watson’s Express Towing/Greenland Homes of IA/Royal Flooring machine into the A2 Dash, where a sixth place finish would line him up in the seventh row for the Australian Title feature event.

After a trio of incidents caused the race to not get one lap in, the race would end up going 40-laps non-stop. From the seventh row, the younger of the two Madsen brothers was able to make up ground as he raced wheel-to-wheel with the best wheelmen in Australia.

Getting into the Top-10, Madsen would move into the ninth spot where he would ultimately finish.

“This KCP Racing team came down here with great expectations, but it just did not work out for us,” he added. “Again, I want to thank everyone who made this possible, and I look forward to us kicking our 2016 season off in the US in just a few weeks.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 1, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Though Madsen’s tour with KCP Racing has come to an end, he will head to Western Australia to compete with the Watson family for a few events to wrap up his trip.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

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LIFTOFF: Gravel & Swindell Set to Kick Off Ambitious 2016 Racing Season

Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida the first stop in 10-month long journey

CARLISLE, PA. - February 3, 2016 - It's often been said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. For CJB Motorsports teammates David Gravel and Sammy Swindell, their journey in 2016 will be more than a thousand miles but the analogy rings true.

"We've got a very long schedule so it's really important to get out of the gate quickly and strong," said Gravel, the new wheelman of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5.

"We're going into a long season," said Swindell, driver of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. "We've got several new things we're trying to it's an exciting time."

The new CJB tandem will see their first on track action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions begin their 2016 campaign. The racy 3/8th's of a mile oval is known for featuring spectacular racing and will host two nights of racing on Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th. Both drivers are looking forward to their first opportunity for seat time in the new season.

Be sure to check out the all new CJB Motorsports website here!Â

"Ocala is defiantly a track we are looking forward to," said Gravel, who has competed at the track with All Stars before. "I'm really looking to get some seat time in. We're needing to gel together as a team and these opening races will give us an opportunity to do that. I'm honestly kind of anxious to get going. It's been awhile since I was in a race car so I am looking forward to getting in and knocking off the rust a bit."

"It's been a little while since I've been to Ocala," explained Swindell, who recently completed another impressive run at the annual Lucas Chili Bowl Nationals.

"We've trying some new things down there with or engines and cars. Paul Kistler really does a great job for us and we have some new things to try out. I'm excited and looking forward to starting the season down there. The race track is pretty cool."

Once the checkered flag falls in Ocala, the series and CJB Motorsports will head 40 miles down the road to Volusia Speedway Park for annual DIRTcar Nationals.

UP NEXT:

The 2016 season begins as CJB Motorsports takes to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th.

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.

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.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, JRC 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, Artic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Blackbeard, 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

 

 

Renewals on Sale for “One Night Stand for 20 Grand”!

(Bill W) February 3, 2015 – Tickets for the 21st Annual Front Row Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company, Musco Lighting and Seafoam Motor Treatment are on sale for returning ticket holders! The highest paying one-day event sanctioned by the National Sprint League will again pay the winner $20,000! As always, bonuses and contingencies could boost the winner’s share.

The event, held on Monday, August 8, has the making of being the largest Front Row Challenge ever held! A number of incentives will again insure that.

The race is known for its contingencies, awarded to all heat winners, B winner and various other promotions throughout the night. Returning in 2016 will be the Keith Hutton/TK Concrete “King of the Hill” Match Race. It will not only pay $1,000 to the winner, but determine the pole-sitter. The event, popular with sprint car fans around the world, matches the top eight qualifiers through the heats in one-on-one two-lap match races.

Tickets purchased in advance (before April 5) will be $25. Tickets purchased after April 5 will be $30. Kid tickets are $15. Infield Party Passes are $20 in advance, and $25 after April 5.

To renew your tickets or if you have questions, call 515 957-0020 Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

 

 

Attica Raceway Park set for HUGE 2016 season

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – The 2016 racing season at Attica Raceway Park will showcase some of the biggest events in the track’s 28 year history.

The talk of the winter was the return of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics in July featuring the Craftsman Tools World of Outlaw Sprints. But other big events have also been added including the first ever Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic Ohio for the 410 sprints paying $10,000 to win. Kahne, who started his career racing sprints and is now a NASCAR Sprint Cup super star, has put together several big sprint car events around the Midwest this summer and Attica fans will now be treated to the unique event which will draw cars and stars from all over the region.

The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series returns as part of the two day Attica Ambush on Friday, Sept. 2 paying, $10,000 to win with Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions following on Saturday, Sept. 3. The All Stars will make four appearances at Attica in 2016 including the second day of the traditional Spring Nationals on Saturday, April 9 – the first day will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) event for the 410 sprints paying $4,000 to win. The All Stars return to start the Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 27, and are back at Attica to kick off the 34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Friday, June 17.

“It’s probably the most ambitious season in the history of Attica. We will pay out over $600,000 in A-main prize money and are bringing in the biggest names in sprint car and late model racing. Throw in bigger paying events for our weekly competitors and we’re in for a special year,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica.

“We have continued to make improvements to the facilities and the fans, race teams and series have taken notice. We can’t thank them enough along with our business partners who come back year after year. We’re excited about this season which promises to bring in new drivers and excitement,” said John Bores, Attica Promoter.

The 29th season of racing kicks off Friday, March 25 (rain date of Saturday, March 26) with the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fe 305 Sprints.

Other special events include 9 Kistler Racing Products FAST events for the 410 sprints including the first night of the double header weekends (Friday, April 8 and Friday, Sept. 2) boy paying $4,000 to win. There’s also the North/South Challenge with the newly formed Ohio Sprint Car Series on Friday, June 10 paying $3,000 to win for the 410 sprints.

Also, for the first time in many years, the traditional – or non-wing sprint cars – will compete at Attica with the Mo Vaughn Transportation Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series paying a visit on July 8.

The Sunoco American Late Model Series will make three appearances at Attica – Friday, April 15, Friday, May 27 and Friday, July 29th. The third year of the Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge will see three events at Attica, each paying $1,200 to win – May 6, July 8 and Sept. 3.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprints will have five races at Attica including a $1,000 to win event on Friday, May 13 presented by Gressman Powersports. The 305 sprints will compete in another $1,000 to win event n Friday, July 22 presented by Griff’s Engines.

A new division sponsor – DirtRacingReport.com – will back the dirt trucks for 7 events at Attica in 2016.

Also, for the second year in a row, Comfort Keepers is sponsoring their Race to End Senior Hunger Night on Friday, July 22. Fans are asked to bring canned food items to help feed the area’s senior citizens with a goal of collecting at least 1,000 pounds of food.

For a complete schedule of events go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk and like Attica Raceway Park on Facebook.

Friday, March 25 Construction Equipment & Supply Night - 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (Rain date Sat. March 26)

Friday, April 1 Fisher Performance Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (No Rain Date)

Friday, April 8* H D Supply Spring Nationals – 410 Sprints ($4,000 To Win), UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Saturday, April 9 H D Supply Spring Nationals – All Star Sprints ($5,000 To Win) UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Friday, April 15 UUI Night – ALMS Late Models, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks

Friday, April 22*# Kears Speed Shop / Merrill Lynch Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Friday, April 29* Croghan Colonial Bank Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints – Open Pits

Friday, May 6@ Bazell Race Fuel Night – UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks + Vintage Cars

Friday, May 13*# Eric Phillips 28th Anniversary Classic – American Powersports of Findlay & Sandusky Night

410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints ($1,000 To Win) presented by Gressman Powersports

Friday, May 20 Edward Jones of Clyde Night / Mike Neill Financial Advisor (Scouts Night + Dollar Dogs)

410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Friday, May 27 Tusing Builders Night – All Star Sprints, ALMS Late Models, 305 Sprints

Friday, June 10*# Burns Electric / Gordon Lumber Mid Season Championship Night (DOUBLE POINTS)

410 Sprints ($3,000 To Win) North / South Challenge with Ohio Sprint Car Series, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks

Friday, June 17 Ohio Sprint Speedweek – Kistler Engines / Ohio Cat Night – All Star Sprints, UMP Late Models DBL PTS)

Friday, July 1 Baumann Auto Group Fan Appreciation Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Trucks

($10 General Admission – Open Pit Area / Meet the Drivers - $1 Hot Dogs, 50 cent Popcorn)

Friday, July 8@ Sutton Bank / Central Ohio Farmers Night – BOSS Non Wing Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints

Tuesday, July 12 World of Outlaws Ohio Logistics BRAD DOTY CLASSIC presented by Racing Optics (Rain Date Wed. July 13)

Friday, July 22* Columbus Equipment / Comfort Keepers of Tiffin Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models

305 Sprints ($1,000 To Win) presented by Griff’s Engines

Friday, July 29*# Smith Family Foods / UBS Financial Services Night – 410 Sprints, ALMS Late Models, 305 Sprints

Wed, Aug 3 Kasey Kahne “DIRT CLASSIC OHIO” – 410 Sprints ($10,000 To Win) (Rain Date Thursday August 4)

Friday, Aug 12 NO RACING – ATTICA FAIR

Friday, Aug 19*# NBC Toledo Ch 24 / Culy Contracting Night – 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks

Friday, Aug 26 Kistler Racing Products presents Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night (DOUBLE POINTS)

410 Sprints ($3,000 To Win), UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks

ATTICA AMBUSH

Friday, Sept 2* Morgan Stanley presents Lucas Oil Late Models ($10,000 To Win) + 410 Sprints ($4,000 To Win)

Saturday, Sept 3@ All Pro Aluminum Heads Night – All Star Sprints ($5,000 To Win), UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Trucks

*F.A.S.T. 410 Sprint Point Races @Attica/Wayne County Late Model Challenge Point Races Twitter: @atticaracewyprk

#F.A.S.T. 305 Sprint Point Races ($1,200 To Win) www.atticaracewaypark.com

* Gates Open: 5:00 pm Racing: 7:45 pm (Friday Regular Events) Track Phone: (419) 426-8911

* Saturday Events: Gates Open: 4:00 pm Racing: 7:00 pm Track Phone: (419) 426-8910

* 410 Sprints & 305 Sprints – Hoosier Tires on all 4 corners Track Office: (419) 680-5606

* UMP Late Models – Hoosier Tires LM 20, 30, or 40 on all 4 corners Track Office: (419) 681-2947

* Raceceiver Radio’s & Transponders Mandatory Track Office: (419) 681-5556

* Mufflers required for 410 and 305 Sprints Track Fax: (419) 679-4242

 

 

Clauson’s “Circular Insanity Tour” Rotates to Florida after Winter Challenge Title

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (February 3, 2016) – Bryan Clauson’s “Circular Insanity Tour” is just barely getting under way. But the Noblesville, IN, racer is already picking up steam, winning three of five USAC Southwest vs. West Coast features at Canyon Speedway Park to capture the Winter Challenge title.

With a handful of Arizona races in the books, the count for 2016 is up to 11 races in the unprecedented pursuit for 200.

Now, Clauson shifts gears as he makes his way from Arizona to Florida for some winged All Star Circuit of Champions 410-ci Sprint Car action aboard the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Elk Grove Ford No. 17 this Friday and Saturday at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park.

Clauson leaves in the rearview mirror a Canyon Speedway Park that has been good to him in recent years, with the trio of wins over the past two weekends running his CSP win total to 18 since of October of 2011.

“Donny has Knoxville and I have Canyon,” Clauson quipped. “Now if those Canyon races paid like Donny’s Knoxville wins, we’d be in good shape.”

Clauson opened Winter Challenge in victory lane in the opening two rounds on Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23 and added a third win this past Friday night. A move into the lead in traffic was negated before a third-place finish on January 24 before settling for runner-up honors in an epic Saturday night finale.

“We had a great ten days there, that’s a place I expect to win at least half the time,” Clauson commented. “It’s been really good to me.”

While Clauson made it look easy aboard Mike Martin’s Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 16b, there were still some adjustments along the way.

“It had actually been a while since we ran a 360 at Canyon,” Clauson explains. “We made some changes that really made it quite a bit faster for the last couple of races.”

The Friday night win put Clauson at an unexpected landmark, as he became just the sixth driver in history to capture 100 overall feature wins, joining an exclusive club that includes Rick Vogler, A.J. Foyt, Sleepy Tripp, Mel Kenyon and Dave Darland. Clauson is the youngest to reach the mark at just 26 years of age.

“I had no idea,” Clauson said of the accomplishment. “There are a lot of great names on that list, it’s a who’s who of guys that have made the sport what it is. It’s humbling to be on the same list.”

Clauson went on to say, “I really feel like I’m just getting started. Hopefully we can keep winning for a long time to come. It’s special to be a part of the 100 win club, now I want to go win 100 more.”

Canyon Speedway Park’s handful of wingless 360-ci events followed on a 2016 Circular Insanity opener in New Zealand, a pair of Winter Heat cards at Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway and three Chili Bowl nights that included a 12th to fourth run in the Race of Champions, a preliminary feature win and then a runner-up finish in the Chili Bowl championship feature after leading much of the way.

“It probably would have been better if Rico had passed me about ten laps earlier, I would have had a little more that way to search around and figure out what I needed to do,” Clauson commented afterward.

After taking out Chili Bowl vengeance with three Arizona wins to run his season total to four wins in 11 starts, Clauson ventures into uncharted waters as he races with a wing in Florida for the first time over the next pair of weekends.

“I’m excited about it, it’s something we haven’t done,” Clauson says.

While Clauson has turned some laps at Bubba Raceway Park in a non-wing car, winning three times along the way, that doesn’t necessarily translate into an advantage.

“It can actually sometimes be a disadvantage if you go off what you did with the non-wing car, it’s a big difference.”

Following this weekend’s All Star double at Ocala, five nights of DIRTcar Nationals action follows at a first-time venue for Clauson beginning next Wednesday at Barberville’s Volusia Speedway Park.

2016 Circular Insanity Tour Quick Stats: 11 races, 4 wins, 8 top-fives, 9 top-tens.

Up Next: All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL, this Friday and Saturday, February 56.

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.

 

 

Kyle Bellm

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (February 3, 2016) – Kyle Bellm got a good taste of the road in 2015. Now, he’s ready for more as the beginning of the 2016 season quickly approaches.

After racing to a seventh-place finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points and earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, the Nixa, MO, racer will kick off his second year on the National trail when the series fires to life at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK, on March 11-12.

“I’m excited to get back out there and try it again,” Bellm says. “We really learned a lot last year, I think we can put that to good use and hopefully post some wins along the way.”

A second tour of duty with the ASCS National Tour should certainly be to Bellm’s benefit. “There were so many places that we saw for the very first time last year, we will have a much better idea of what to expect this time around and will be better prepared for it.”

Bellm’s No. 14k Sprint Car will be sporting new colors for this year’s action with the addition of Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) as a marketing partner with the Bellm Motorsports team.

“We’re thrilled to have RAMS on board for 2016,” Bellm comments. “We started as a relatively-small team out here on the National Tour, so to persevere and now join forces with a professional firm like RAMS is a big positive step.”

Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) is a privately owned firm and a premier provider of reliability and engineering services for the utility industry and is expanding operations in the Midwestern part of the United States.

Most recently, RAMS field technicians responded to the call by deploying just hours after winter storm Jonas hit the East Coast areas. Working alongside utility teams, they assisted in the restoration of power in the Atlantic City area in record time.

Be sure to check out more information about RAMS, what they do, how they support the communities they work in and career opportunities at www.ramsllc-us.com.

RAMS joins a crucial list of marketing partners on the Bellm Motorsports No. 14k that also includes PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, Dynotech Racing Engines, Schaeffer Oil, Pro Designs and Racinboys.

It all begins in a few short weeks with the full ASCS National Tour filled in by selected Regional events along the way. Check out the full 2016 schedule at http://www.kylebellm.com/schedule/.

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.

 

 

INDOOR THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET SERIES HEADS TO TRENTON, NJ FOR FEBRUARY 26-28 WEEKEND FINALES; ALLENTOWN WINNER RUDOLPH AND AC WINNER SESELY ARE FAVORED; CHAMP KARTS AND SLINGSHOTS ALSO FEATURED

TRENTON, NJ February 3, 2016 . . . Two races down, one race to go. That’s the box score for the Indoor Racing Series Fueled By VP as Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) shifts attention toward Trenton’s Sun National Bank Center for its third and final race of the 2016 season.

The key event in the Battle Of Trenton two day schedule for the TQ Midgets is the Saturday, February 27 40 lap A-Main. Allentown, Pa. winner Erick Rudolph and Atlantic City, NJ victor Anthony Sesely will lead a pack of over sixty contenders into the arena as pre-race favorites.

Sesely, of Matawan, NJ was the victory at AC’s Boardwalk Hall on January 30th. By doing so he denied Rudolph the opportunity to leave Atlantic City with a second series win and remain in contention for the Vahlco Racing Wheel Perfect Performance Bonus, which would have been worth $10,000 for the Ransomville, NY ace.

Instead, Sesely won $5,000 with the Saturday win and also assumed the Indoor Racing Series Fueled By VP points lead which pays the championship driver $2,000. Sesely’s points lead could not be more perilous: Canadian Mike Lichty is just one point behind and Rudolph is just six markers in arrears.

Of particular interest is the intensification of a long simmering rivalry between Atlantic City race winner Sesely and seventh place feature finisher Jimmy Blewett of Howell, NJ. Their rivalry was stoked when Blewett and Sesely came together on a mid-race restart while fighting for first place.

Sesely’s car became momentarily airborne coming down for the start after rubbing wheels with the driver known as “Showtime”. Blewett fell back a few spots, but rebounded with an exciting outside burst to retake second. Before he had a chance to rattle Sesely, he was spun by another competitor and had to work the remainder of the race to finish in the top ten.

Sesely, who went on to win, shrugged off the drama; Blewett was not happy with what he perceived to be Sesely’s lack of respect. It’s a battle that’s been on going, not only in winter Indoor races, but in summer time asphalt Modified competition as well.

Other top drivers expected to keep them both from victory lane include NY’s Andy Jankowiak and Justin Bonsignore, Pa.’s Kyle Lick, Zane Zeiner, Tim Buckwalter and Matt Janisch. LSMP top Indoor Race winner Ted Christopher from Plainville, CT, an eight time winner, could always steal the spotlight.

The Friday schedule of events consists of TQ Midget Qualifiers and a complete card of Champ Karts culminating with a 20-car, 20-lap feature. The TQ Qualifiers were a huge hit in Atlantic City with top qualifiers starting mid-pack in these events. In Atlantic City, Rudolph blasted from 10th to win his 20 lap race.

On Saturday, TQ Midgets continue their qualifying to pare the field down to 24 starters for the Battle Of Trenton. Slingshots run their complete program Saturday. Atlantic City Indoor winner Dan Spellmon is expected to be the man to beat once again. Like the Karts, 20 cars will go for 20 laps.

NAPA Auto Parts and Oliver Construction are serving as the two principal event sponsors.

Access to the pre-race trackside Saturday Fanfest is included with admission for Front Row or Lower Level Reserved Seats for Saturday ticket holders. All families with a young child will also be invited to Fanfest.

Tickets are available online at www.comcastix.com or by phone at 1-800-298-4200. Tickets may also be purchased at the Sun National Bank Center Box Office on Monday through Friday from 10am until 5:30pm and on Saturday from 12 noon through 4pm. All ticket prices do not include a $2 facility charge; facility charge increases to $5 for tickets purchased on the day of the event.

A third day of the Battle Of Trenton is on Sunday, Jan. 28 with a closed-to-the-public card dedicated to Quarter Midget racers and Micro Stocks

The Battle Of Trenton Indoor race is the climactic event of the LSMP indoor season which included a sold-out event in Allentown and a huge crowd in Atlantic City.

Check aarn.com for more information on the event or phone 609-888-3618.

 

 

Thunderbowl Raceway kicks-off season with a World of Outlaws & King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned event March 11 & 12

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – February 3, 2016…It’s become an annual tradition each season to open the campaign at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invading the one-third mile clay oval. Adding to the excitement for the second straight year is the fact that the California based King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will co-sanction each night with the “Greatest Show on Dirt” Friday & Saturday March 11 & 12.

This season marks the 13th overall year that Thunderbowl Raceway will host the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The inaugural event occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana scored the victory over Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and local favorite Jason Meyers from Clovis. In six of the past seven years there has been at least one California native who has tasted victory with the World of Outlaws in Tulare.

Last year’s double header saw a Golden State sweep, with San Jose’s Tim Kaeding winning on opening night, while Rutherford’s Rico Abreu scored the $10,000 top prize on Saturday. For Kaeding it was his fourth career World of Outlaws win at the Thunderbowl and for Abreu it marked the second consecutive year he claimed the Saturday finale at the track. Overall it was Abreu’s fifth career victory at the Thunderbowl, which is also the track he earned his first ever King of the West triumph at in 2012.

One of the more accomplished World of Outlaws drivers at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway happens to be Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana, who will return to the track aboard the locally based Roth Motorsports No. 83 Sprint Car. The veteran competitor has claimed four WOO features at the Tulare based facility, which is now tied with T. Kaeding for the most all-time. Saldana last season raced to three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins, ending the campaign sixth in the final standings.

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series competed in three stand alone events last season at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway, with wins picked off by Central Valley youngster DJ Netto, eventual ASCS National champion Aaron Reutzel & Los Angeles, CA’s Tyler Walker. In addition to March 11 & 12, KWS will be in action four additional times at the one-third mile clay oval this season.

Those events for the King of the West Series include the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on May 14, the Peter Murphy Classic on July 22 & 23 and the KRC Safety Fall Shootout on October 8. The March weekend awards KWS drivers & teams special show up points, with the first full-point event taking place in Placerville on April 23.

Also competing both nights in March will be the Wingless Sprints of the USAC West Coast 360 Series. Along with the March weekend the wingless warriors are set to compete at the Thunderbowl on five additional occasions in 2016. Local favorite “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. captured the series title last year and hopes to open the Thunderbowl season in style on March 11 & 12. The Saturday finale will also see the Western RaceSaver Sprints on the card. In total the RaceSaver Sprint Car Series will compete in Tulare five times throughout the season.

“We’re really excited about the March weekend to open the season at Thunderbowl Raceway,” said promoter Steve Faria. “Adding the King of the West Series with the World of Outlaws for the second straight year should guarantee one of the best fields of Winged 410 Sprint Cars we see in California. Having the USAC West Coast Wingless 360’s both nights will be great as well. Fans will truly have the best of both worlds each night, so I can’t think of a better way to kick-off the year. The number of quality teams we’ll have in the pit area is going to be pretty special and we can’t wait to see it.”

Tickets are on sale for the much anticipated March 11 & 12 World of Outlaws/King of the West/USAC West Coast weekend by calling 559-688-0909. All seating is reserved in the house, with Grandstand tickets $45 & Bleacher tickets $40 each night.

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is also available at the fairgrounds located off turns three and four.

Information on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series can be found online at www.woosprint.com and info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at www.racepmg.com

For more on Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts

 

 

TOBY BACK HOME AFTER GREAT RUN IN AUSTRALIAN TITLE
Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport
February 3, 2016

It was an Australian Title to remember for Toby Bellbowen after he come home a very respectable eleventh in the championship final. After starting from position sixteen, Toby made steady progress and brought the immaculate Hogs Breath Café #7 home just outside the top ten. Given the original starting list comprised of over 100 cars, this is an achievement that will long be remembered.

“I've always thought we were capable of a strong result, so it didn't surprise me that we ended up near the front,” Toby said. “Of course we had some luck along the way, but we also made the best of it.”

“Did it exceed our expectations? Well I can't say it did because we know how good we can be, but we are all still very happy with the result.”

It was a busy time in Warrnambool with the team competing in five nights of racing in ten days. Other results were encouraging and the team came away with a wealth of knowledge.

“To race five nights in ten days, it's the best way to gain experience. The track changed up a bit over each night and it was great to learn different bits each time we hit the track. It may not be useful for everywhere we go, but it's racing on a shorter track with walls that I've never really done before, and we raced with some of the best in the business. It's a great way to sharpen your skills whether you win or lose.”

A weeks break now beckons before the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship roars back into action on
Saturday, February 13 at Valvoline Raceway.

“I'm excited to get back home. I wish I was racing this weekend aswell to atleast keep the ball rolling, but it's a good time to recuperate for our little team after the better part of 2 weeks away.
I feel that we have some unfinished business when we hit the track in Sydney, so I'm really looking
forward to the next few races at home.”

A reminder that this season’s merchandise is still available. Make sure you see Toby at the race truck at the end of the night or visit the Victory Lane shop at Valvoline Raceway during the night.

Also, make sure you stay up to date on Toby’s Facebook page –
www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70 for all of the latest information.

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2015/2016 racing season;

Hogs Breath Café
Valvoline
Murrell Distribution Sydney’s Best Pool Service Spies Hecker
McGrath Lander
Lander Toyota
Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs
B&B Graphics
RK Design
Krizmik Industries CSR Fabrications Ltd Real Capz
PASS Powdercoating Felsch Race Engines Vortex Racing Products
Duncan Foster Engine Reconditioning

 

PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY HIRES NEW TRACK ANNOUNCER
PLACERVILLE, CA (2-2-16) Placerville Speedway is pleased to announce the hiring of Rio Linda’s Brad Kennedy as the new track announcer for the 2016 season.
“We are very happy to welcome Brad Kennedy as the announcer at Placerville Speedway”, new track promoter Scott Russell states. “We feel with Brad’s knowledge of the competitors, his family’s history in the sport, and specifically at Placerville Speedway, combined with his youthful exuberance, that he is the right man for the job. Our goal is to utilize Brad to create an informative and entertaining experience for the race fan.”
Kennedy steps into the booth following the departure of long time track announcer Bill Sullivan, who has left due to increased responsibility in his profession. “We are very sorry to lose Bill”, said Russell. “He was a great asset to Placerville Speedway. He is a true ambassador to the sport of auto racing, especially to our local track. We wish him all the best in this new journey that he has worked so hard to earn.”
Despite being just 18 years old, Kennedy has a long history in the sport of auto racing, and a great family legacy to draw from. Already in his young career, Kennedy has experience as a crew member on a few Nation-wide traveling Sprint Car teams, spending the summer of 2015 in the Midwest, crewing for various race teams.
In addition, he has served as the voice of the Kings Speedway in Hanford, California for two seasons, as well as a couple of years experience as an Internet talk show host, having been a part of the popular hard-hitting “Fish & D Show” in 2012 and 2013. With his family’s long legacy at Placerville Speedway, Brad is excited about the opportunity to work at the track he grew up at.
BKennedy
“This has always been my home track”, Kennedy explains, “I’ve long wanted to announce at Placerville. The idea of me joining the announcing team has been kicked around before, as possibly being an infield announcer alongside Bill Sullivan. Now that Bill has moved on, I know I have some big shoes to fill. But, I am looking forward to the challenge. This is a dream come true for me.”
The tight 1/4 mile bullring at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds is where Kennedy’s love for auto racing began. His maternal grandfather, Johnny Tiner won his one and only NARC Feature event at Placerville on July 8, 1983 by overtaking Chuck Gurney on the final corner to post one of the most celebrated victories in the history of the Speedway. His Uncle Randy “Boo” Tiner started his career at Placerville in 1985, driving for another Uncle, Rod Tiner, who also spent time at Placerville as a driver, at what was then known as “Hangtown Speedway”. His father Tom and his paternal grandfather Wil Kennedy are former car owners as well. In fact, the patriarch Kennedy scored a track championship at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington with Marc Huson in 1992. In addition, he has the distinction of giving NASCAR star Kasey Kahne his first opportunity in a Sprint Car.
Placerville Speedway’s 51st season kicks off on Wednesday, March 23rd, with the 2nd Annual “Brad Sweet Presents the Placerville Short Track Showdown” for the traveling World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and USAC Western Midget Series. Ticket info can be found at www.woosprint.com/placerville-speedway.
The 2016 Placerville Speedway Championship Series begins on Saturday, April 2nd with it’s regular three division program of 360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, and Pure Stocks along with the Vintage Hard Tops. For more information, contact the Speedway office at 530-344-7592, or watch for further updates at www.placervillespeedway.com.

 

FIFTY-FOUR NOMINATIONS FOR AUSSIE SPEEDCAR NATIONAL TITLE!

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

February 2, 2016

54 drivers have entered for the 75th Anniversary Australian Speedcar Championship presented by Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway this Friday and Saturday night.

The entry list includes legends, dark horses, wild cards and hot favourites from the USA, NZ, WA, ACT, QLD, VIC and of course NSW in what promises to be one of the most spectacular events in Australia in any category this year.

Defending and four time Australian champion Adam Clarke heads an all star cast of the fast that will converge on “VR” starting Thursday with scrutineering, Thursday night with the official welcome function and Calcutta and then Friday and Saturday with heats and main events.

Six drivers represent the USA with five New Zealanders (plus expat Kiwi Michael Kendall from QLD) also joining in the bid to lift the National Championship trophy offshore.

“This is the crème de la crème of Speedcar racing across three continents,” beams Valvoline Raceway Managing Director Steve Green, “I know that the Speedcar Association of New South Wales is thrilled and so are we to be hosting an event of this magnitude. It’s impossible to pick a winner, though of course we’re hoping that one of our Valvoline Raceway regulars will grab the win. The racing will be sublime.”

American Zach Daum returns to the Valvoline Raceway clay to avenge what was a devastating trip in 2015 when he crashed out spectacularly in the 50-lapper last season in the GRD Eagle.

Daum was battered and bruised and missed significant seat time in the USA in 2015 whilst his once beautiful GRD was destroyed.

Undeterred Daum will strap back in and attempt to score the ultimate tribute win to his car owner Steve Graham who suffered career-ending injuries at a crash in this event some ten years ago when defending the title he won at the Perth Motorplex the year before.

22 New South Wales drivers will stand at the gates of VR to prevent the trophy leaving Sydney soil whilst 6 West Aussies, 3 Victorians, 11 Queenslanders and one ACT racer attempt to take it away.

The Grand Marshall of the event will be former Australian Speedcar Champion Stephen Gall who will return to the venue where he won the event in 1987/88 to lead home Queenslander Paul Lindberg in second and South Aussie Phil Herreen third.

The running of the title will be bitter sweet for Victorian born Sydney domiciled Mark Brown who will be unable to saddle up for competition due to injuries sustained in a crash earlier this season.

Brown, a legend of the sport and one of the best to have never yet won an Australian title, will however lend his expertise to the track commentary team.

Sydney veteran Troy Jenkins must surely rate as a sentimental favourite having never yet stood on the top step of the national title podium and many VR fans will be hoping the driver of the BOC Gases #78 will achieve that honour on home clay.

Jenkins has been twice a runner-up, as his younger brother Darren (once) who is also competing this weekend.

America will be solidly represented by Brady Bacon (who won over the weekend in Lismore) the aforementioned Daum, Alex Bright (driving for West Aussie legend and former national champion Graham Jones) Austin Prock, Tyler Thomas and Andrew Felker.

NZ superstar Michael Pickens is typically rapid around VR and leads a leadfoot bunch from the land of the long white cloud including Brad Mosen, Hayden Williams, Michael Kendall (lives in QLD) and Leon Burgess into battle.

West Aussie teenager Nick Rowe faces a bigger challenge than any of his rivals when the 18 year old competes in two radically different events some 177 kilometers apart when he races in the Speedcar title and the Bathurst 12hour event at Mt. Panorama.

Rowe will employ the services of a helicopter to make four trips between the two disciplines.

There will be three Australian championship winners in the field including four-time titleholder Adam Clarke (2000/01-01/02-13/14-14/15), West Australian veteran Neville Lance (2012/13) and Nathan Smee (2009/10).

Since 2000/2001 when Clarke won the event at Speedway City the title has been won by an American seven times, a West Aussie twice and a New South Welshman on six occasions.

Interestingly there has never been a driver outside of the USA, NSW or WA to win the event since the year 2000.

2000/2001 Adam Clarke NSW

2000/2001 Michael Figliomeni WA

2001/2002 Adam Clarke NSW

2002/2003 Corey Kruseman USA

2003/2004 Tony Elliott USA

2004/2005 Steven Graham NSW

2005/2006 Davey Ray USA

2006/2007 Jerry Coons Jr USA

2007/2008 Davey Ray USA

2008/2009 Kevin Swindell USA

2009/2010 Nathan Smee NSW

2010/2011 Davey Ray USA

2011/2012 rained out

2012/2013 Neville Lance WA

2013/2014 Adam Clarke NSW

2014/2015 Adam Clarke NSW

2015/2016 ???

Valvoline Raceway acknowledges and appreciates the support of Speedcars Australia Inc. and Speedway Australia for this event that will also air as a one-hour TV special on Fox Sports next month.

Interstate and international fans not able to attend the title this weekend can subscribe to www.clayperview.com to watch the event live video streamed.

A spectacular display of nostalgic Speedcars will be on display over the weekend at Valvoline Raceway.

Complete nominations are:

Car Driver Chassis/Motor

1. 1A Adam Clarke NSW Spike/Esslinger

2. 3N Darren Jenkins NSW Stealth/Fontana

3. 6N Jack Black NSW Stealth/Fontana

4. 7N Nathan Smee NSW Spike/Esslinger

5. 8N Trevor Malouf NSW Spike/Hawk

6. 14N Zach Daum USA Eagle/Toyota

7. 17N Kaitlyn Anthony NSW Stealth/Fontana

8. 19N Scott Hill NSW Spike/Esslinger

9. 23N Matthew Hunter NSW XXX/Hawk

10. 28N Dean Meadows NSW Spike/Gaerte

11. 34N Michael Paice NSW Spike/Esslinger

12. 40N Austin Prock USA Beast/Hawk

13. 41N Jordan Mackay NSW XXX/Gaerte

14. 42N Jaimie McKinlay NSW Eagle/Eagle

15. 55N Cameron Restall NSW Spike/Hawk

16. 60N Stewart Howle NSW Stealth/Gaerte Chev

17. 65N Don Mackay NSW XXX/Gaerte

18. 66N Courtney O'Hehir NSW Spike/Fontana

19. 76N Robert Jackson NSW Breka/Hawk

20. 78N Troy Jenkins NSW Stealth/Toyota

21. 87N Aidan Corish NSW Spike/GRD Esslinger

22. 89N Braydan Willmington NSW Beast/GRD Hawk

23. 97N Matthew Jackson NSW Spike/Hawk

24. 1NZ Brad Mosen NZ

25. 17NZ Leon Burgess NZ Aggressor/Fontana

26. 27NZ Hayden Williams NZ Aggressor/Esslinger

27. 38NZ Michael Pickens NZ King/Esslinger

28. 5Q Rodney Harders QLD Eagle/GRD Eagle

29. 14Q Michael Harders QLD Spike/Eagle

30. 18Q Matthew Hefford QLD Spike/Gaerte

31. 19Q Darren Vine QLD XXX/Turbo Esslinger

32. 41Q Brendan Palmer QLD Breka/Esslinger

33. 42Q Andrew Felker USA BOSS/Mopar

34. 58Q Rusty Whittaker QLD King/Esslinger

35. 69Q Lee Redmond WA Spike/Chev

36. 71Q Troy Ware QLD Spike/Mopar

37. 76Q Reid Mackay NSW XXX/Gaerte

38. 80Q Scott Doyle QLD Beast/Ford

39. 82Q Jason Bell QLD Breka/Mopar

40. 89Q Michael Kendall QLD/NZ BOSS/Esslinger

41. 6S Paul Murphy NSW XXX/Esslinger

42. 9S Michael Stewart NSW Breka/Fontana

43. 70 USA Brady Bacon USA Spike/Hawk

44. 91 USA Tyler Thomas USA

45. 2V Paul Farrell VIC Spike/Sesco Mopar

46. 6V Anthony Chaffey QLD Aggressor/Mopar

47. 11V Troy Jordan VIC Stealth/Toyota

48. 71V Domain Ramsey VIC Spike/Hawk

49. 4W Alex Bright USA Spike/Esslinger

50. 7W Todd Waddell WA Spike/Toyota

51. 11W Kaiden Manders WA MAC/Deppe Eagle

52. 14W Neville Lance WA Murphy/Ford

53. 24W Dayne Kingshott WA Spike/Esslinger

54. 79W Nick Rowe WA Eagle/Toyota

Prices at the gate – Friday and Saturday night

Adults $30 (16 years and over)

Pension $20

Juniors $15 (13-15yrs)

Family Pass (2 adults and 2 kids) $70

Gates open 2pm

Action starts 6pm

Address: 21 Wentworth Street Clyde

Website: www.valvolineraceway.com.au

Tickets: At the gate

More information on the 2015/2016 Australian Speedcar Championship presented by Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway will follow soon…

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Another Top Ten at the Classic!

(Bill W) February 2, 2016 – The Australian Sprintcar Classic continues to grow in stature worldwide and this year was no different. The event held at the Premier Speedway near Warnambool, Victoria, Australia attracted 124 competitors from around the world. Altoona, Iowa’s Terry McCarl found himself in the middle of things again, driving Colin Bulmer and Wayne Cole’s #V2 to a top ten finish.

In addition to the Classic, the team also ran the President’s Cup at Avalon Raceway and the Prelude to the Australian Championship at Warrnambool. “Colin Bulmer and Wayne Cole are great people,” says TMAC. “They don’t race fulltime. They only run these events with me every year. To do as well as we did, was great. I think the Classic had 124 entries and the President’s Cup had over sixty.”

Things started well the Wednesday before the Classic at Avalon Raceway. “We were the fastest car hot lapping,” says TMAC. “We used Avalon as kind of a practice night to work out the bugs. Kenny McNamara with KRE Engines always gets us a motor that works well.” Unfortunately, the team ran into an issue in qualifying. “We ran out of fuel time-trialing,” says TMAC. “That put us behind the eight-ball for the President’s Cup for points with all the cars that were there. Our ART chassis was working really working with the KRE Engine. We moved forward in the heat and the B. We were able to work out the bugs for the Classic and things were going good.”

TMAC would qualify for the Classic on Friday. “The Classic is just old school fun,” he says. “It’s held over three days now, and has the feel of the Knoxville Nationals from year’s gone by. It is always a blast! It’s really competitive too. It used to be the number of competitive teams were few. Now, so many of the teams have stepped up their game and there are so many good drivers…just a ton of young talent. Then, you add Brad Sweet and Kraig Kinser who were there for a few weeks and were loaded and ready to go.”

The prelim went well. “We went out almost dead last to qualify and managed to time in eighth quick,” says TMAC. “We ran third in the first heat and fifth in the second. You have to race your butt off. Time Trial and feature points go down two per position, but each heat race spot is twelve points. If you crash or get a DNF, it will hurt you bad. We were able to do well enough to start ninth in the feature on Friday.”

The heat performances meant a starting spot in the prelim inside row five. “I was able to get up to fifth at one point,” says TMAC. “I was a little disappointed in myself. We run the ‘H’ tires over here. They are tough to hook up. In Australia, the rules are much better where you can be creative with your wings and tires. The track was really slick. It was perfect for me, but I missed the setup. I think I had the wing all the way back on the second lap. I needed to do my old setup, but I was timid to do it. We ended up running seventh, which was still a really solid finish for us.”

TMAC would start sixth in his heat for Sunday’s finale. “It was the first heat of the day, and there were no hot laps,” he says. “So it was greasy for everyone. It was kind of scary. We took the green and got up to third, and we were going for second. We got a lap in, and someone spun out. In my opinion, they should have gone single-file, but they went back to double-file. At that point, the guys who I had gotten by were wise to where I was going to run. We ended up running fifth, which cost us a few rows in the Classic.”

He would start the finale outside row six. “Again, I was really proud of our team for starting where we did with that many cars,” says TMAC. “The setup was not quite where we needed it. We were able to get up to ninth, and we lost a spot there at the end. We ended up tenth, which was a really good finish for us.”

The following Tuesday saw the team pair up one more time for the “Prelude to the Australian Championship” at Warrnambool. “We ran well,” says TMAC. “I think we qualified seventh. We had the same type of experience in our heat that we had in the Classic on Sunday. We started on the second row inside. I came out leading after the first start. Someone got into the fence. That moved Danny Dietrich to the front row outside and David Murcott driving Australia 1 beside me. When you give them a second chance, they don’t make the same mistakes. We finished third in the heat. We started eleventh in the feature, and ran sixth.”

TMAC and Lori enjoyed their time in Australia. “We had such a good time with Colin and Wayne-o,” he says. “For any sprint car fan, these events are just a must. If you’ve ever thought about going to Australia, Warrnambool is so neat right there on the ocean. The track is racy like Knoxville. The format is fun and it’s great racing.”

This week, the team is headed south. “Brad Goebel is back working with me and we are heading to Florida,” says TMAC. “We’re starting off in Ocala (Friday with the All Stars). We’d like to get some races in with the new eighteen inch tires before we run with the Outlaws. Austin will be running for Tom and Sherry Leidig in their #59 down there as well.”

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This Month in TMAC History!

TMAC went from a hospital bed to Victory Lane at Ocala seven years ago. Suffering from kidney stones on a flight from Australia, TMAC laid in a hospital bed in Los Angeles for a couple of days before heading for Ocala and winning the All Star finale. He had yet to pass the stones but did keep Danny Lasoski, Stevie Smith, Lance Dewease and Greg Hodnett behind him for the win.

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Blaney Aiming for First Win at Bubba Raceway Park Since 2012 This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions � WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 1, 2016) � Dale Blaney already has one victory under his belt this year as he tackles the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 2016 season, which begins this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

Blaney, who guided his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team to a win last month during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Arizona, is seeking his first triumph since 2012 at the unique 3/8-mile oval this Friday and Saturday.

�I feel a little more confident going into Ocala,� he said. �It�s usually the first race of the year. Usually you take that first night getting used to racing next to guys again. I have a little different mindset going in because we�ve already done this this year. We�re past the layoff.�

Blaney heads into the doubleheader, which doesn�t count in the All Star points standings, as a six-time All Star champion. He�s won the last three championships and has reached Victory Lane with the All Stars in each of the last 15 years to give him 127 career victories, which is 29 more than any other driver.

�The stress level won�t be as much,� he said. �We�ll be able to test if we want to. Most of the time you don�t test much unless you�re starting deep in the field. I feel like we can throw something at it starting in the first two or three rows and learn something.�

Blaney added that the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored team will try a new GF1 chassis at the semi-banked track.

�We want to see how that thing responds,� he said. �It�s still a GF1, just a little different design. It has a little more adjustability in it. We were going to run it in Arizona (at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown). We ran so good the first two nights we thought we should stay in our stuff. There was a lot of money on the line out there. There was no sense wasting an opportunity to win a lot of money.�

Blaney finished second and fourth, respectively, during his last two races at Bubba Raceway Park last year.

SEASON STATS �

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

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Helms Opening 2016 Campaign with All Stars This Weekend at Bubba Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Feb. 1, 2016) - Caleb Helms is slated to open the 2016 season this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park.

Helms has signed up to compete full-time this season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, which begins the new campaign on Friday and Saturday at the unique track in Ocala, Fla.

"I like going there," he said. "It's fun to kick it off down there. The track is unique and you have to race both ends differently. The dirt and shape of the track are different than you have up here. As soon as you get into turn one you don't stop turning until you get out of turn four. It's a lot of fun to race there."

Helms recorded a ninth-place result during his last 410ci winged sprint car event at the 3/8-mile track in 2014.

"We expect to make the shows and I expect to be racing for top 10s," he said. "I'd like to get two top 10s. That'd be my goal for the opening weekend of the season."

Helms also scored a ninth-place finish during his last race of the 2015 season, which was in mid-October. This weekend's event will be approximately four months since his most recent race.

"Sometimes it's a little nerve-racking to start the season," he said. "I normally take the winters off from racing. You get back out there and get your feel back pretty quickly. It doesn't take too long until you feel like you're ready to compete at the level you're used to."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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World of Outlaws Coverage Comes To An End

After 5 weeks of conversations, negotiations and a multitude of counter-offers to try and keep our relationship going, we are disappointed to announce that TheCushion.com no longer has the rights to post World of Outlaws video coverage like we have been doing the past few years. World Racing Group and the World of Outlaws have made an internal decision to control their content in-house and the ways in which it is distributed to the public.

logo_woo We have had a very good working relationship with the Outlaws on many levels and hope to continue to work with them at some time again in the future, but for 2016 forward, any website providing a service of covering the World of Outlaw races for video behind any sort of a pay wall (fee to watch) will be prohibited. This obviously prohibits TheCushion.com as it falls right within the scope of our business plan, but will also exclude others sites that operate similarly.

We wanted to let our members know now before the World of Outlaws season gets going. We also wanted to inform our members that we tried in every way possible to continue our unique coverage of Outlaw races, but to no avail. Each offer was rejected, as we were informed it was not about money or services that could be provided, but more about WRG wanting to take full control of their content. We can understand that and unfortunately we will not have World of Outlaws footage in 2016. On the flip side, our current 200+ Outlaw videos will remain in our On-Demand library and we will continue with all other coverage as planned, including all of our Live PPV events. Also, with the success of the Cushion Build Show - we are looking at more original programming for our Premium and VIP members in 2016. Some really cool and neat projects coming about this year.

Look for our 1st announcement in the next week or 2 + we will be filling out our 2016 schedule shortly.

Thank you again for all your support the last few years and we look forward to Year 3 of The Cushion!

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Kerry Madsen Proves Best In Australian Title

PETERSEN MEDIA- Coming up so close in a host of big races during a 14-race tour in Australia, Kerry Madsen made the best of his final weekend of action in Australia as he parked his American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine in victory lane on Sunday night and was crowned the Australia Champion.

“We had a great month of racing in Australia and to capture the Australian Title is fantastic,” Madsen said as he stood next to his machine with the freshly minted A1 adorned on the wing. “We had been right there is some big races the last couple of weeks and to win this race is massive.”

Battling with Brooke Tatnell in a race for the ages in the Friday night preliminary feature, “The Mad Man” would end up second in the race and sat in a nice position heading into the Sunday night finale.

Lining up fifth in the A2 Dash, the St Marys, NSW native turned Knoxville, IA resident had his elbows up aboard the American Racing Custom Wheels backed entry as he navigated around the slicked off Premier Speedway and finished in the second spot which put him on the front row for the 40-lap Australian Championship feature event.

The race’s initial start did not go as Madsen has hoped, but the waiving of the yellow flag would be a welcomed site for the Keneric Racing team. A huge wreck on the restart would delay the race one more time before it went without incident for 40-laps.

When the race went green, it was Tatnell getting the jump over Madsen. The opening laps saw Tatnell get out to a sizeable lead, but as traffic came into play Madsen quickly closed the gap and began making a play for the race lead.

Going into turns three and four on the ninth lap, Madsen was able to make his move aboard the American Racing/Keneric Racing entry, and take command of the race. Once out in front, Madsen was stellar as he began opening up a very healthy lead as laps continued to click off.

Though Tatnell would shrink Madsen’s lead in the waning laps, Madsen would hold strong as he claimed his first Australian Title since doing so back in 2003.

“This was a race we wanted to win very badly for everyone involved with this team,” Madsen added. “I can’t thank Bob and Pete Gavranich as well as everyone at American Racing Custom Wheels for their great support and allowing us to have an awesome car night in and night out.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-14, Wins-5, Top-5’s-9, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen will now head back to the United States as he will kick his US season off on February 10th at the Volusia Raceway Park near Barberville, FL as part of the DIRTcar Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

American Racing

Web- www.americanracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/amercanracingwheels

Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

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Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

Kerry Madsen

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Fan-Page-for-Kerry-Madsen/101145169933686

Twitter- @KMR29

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Jackson Motorplex Signs Several New Sponsors as 2016 Season Nears

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Feb. 1, 2016) - Jackson Motorplex is pleased to announce multiple marketing partners committed to the recently renovated track for the 2016 season.

Liquid Nitro Energy Drink will sponsor the IMCA RaceSaver 305 sprint car class with Minnesota West - Jackson Campus sponsoring the IMCA hobby stock class and Bohl's Small Engine & Marine sponsoring the IMCA sport mods.

Additionally, the half-mile oval is thrilled to have the Minnesota Mafia on board as a sponsor of the USAC sprint car event on Thursday, June 23.

"We are grateful to all of our marketing partners for coming on board with Jackson Motorplex for the 2016 season and hopefully beyond," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "We are working diligently to provide the best environment possible for the teams and fans and that is helped greatly by the tremendous sponsors who are part of the team."

Also of note, the Richard White Memorial presented by the State Bank of Fairmont will take place on Friday, July 22, and the Doug Cellan Memorial race will be part of the IMCA Stock Car Nationals on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Stay tuned for additional announcements as Jackson Motorplex closes in on the 2016 campaign, which kicks off May 13 with the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals.

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.

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.

 

 

Statement From Eldora Speedway Regarding Craftsman Sponsorship of the World of Outlaws

ROSSBURG, Ohio (February 1, 2016) – Sears and the Craftsman brand, America's most trusted tool brand, announced today the return of Craftsman tools as a major presence in motorsports, becoming the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws.

The three-year agreement, which begins immediately, renames the two premier series in dirt track racing to the "World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series" and "World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series." This is the first time the two top series in grassroots motorsports have shared a title sponsor.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on May 6-7 for the #LetsRaceTwo, July 14-15-16 for the 33rd Kings Royal weekend and September 23 for the first night of the 35th Four Crown Nationals.

ROGER SLACK, General Manager of Eldora Speedway: “Today's announcement by Sears and Craftsman Tools to return to motorsports via a three-year agreement with the World of Outlaws brand and dirt racing is a landmark day for our sport, competitors and fans.

To have a major consumer brand select dirt racing as a national plank in their marketing platform further validates what those of us have been saying for years - dirt racing is growing, our racing is better than any other, our competitors are fan-friendly and we have the most passionate audience in all of sport.

Eldora's events can only benefit from Sears and Craftsman's planned promotional activation and our guests will enjoy the added on-site interaction at our World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events in May, our expanded three-day Kings Royal Weekend in July and September.

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I'd be remiss if I didn't urge everyone to pick up some Craftsman tools for that special someone in their life.”

About Eldora Speedway:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Celebrating its 63nd season in 2016, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 33rd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt; and the 46th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63rd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Instagram and Snapchat accounts are: EldoraSpeedway. An all new Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad, AppleTV and Android will be available for free download soon via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

RACE SHOW TO OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 6 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

SMITH FABRICATIONS/STAGE ONE MODIFIEDS ON BOARD FOR 9TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

The defining details and preparations for the Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continue to fall into place as the management staff has been working diligently to put the many pieces in place for what is expected to be another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 6th and run through March 12th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place. The upcoming show is signing on sponsors to help showcase another great run at the Phillipsburg Mall. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special annual event. The show will once again feature a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the week long event. The always free of charge to the public racing event has continued to be the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled throughout the year and gives the loyal racing fans a chance to see their favorite driving legends or one of the new upstarts talents chat about their racing careers and sign autographs for them.

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show last February and were extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they received from their initial venture with the popular annual racing oriented show. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important and additional role in this year's edition of the show. The Smith name has remained synonymous to the local racing scene for the past six decades as father Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh and Richie Smith among them. "Rapid Rich" has utilized his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modified cars he drove to many wins in his driving career. The cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified is the finished product from Smith Fabrications and the cars are real eye-catchers when on display or at speed. Incorporating his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon the finished product, the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. The Stage One race car is beautiful to look at and the performance of the car on the race track is a thrill a second for those who have tried the equipment on for size. Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds return for their sixth season as a nightly sponsor for the event and have participated in all of the Mall events to date. Richie and Joel Smith will be offering a free seminar and demonstration on the workings of a Stage One Modified car on the opening day of the Dirt Track Heroes Show. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Dorney Park, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Entries are being accepted to display at the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456. The email address is: TOTHIILL98@aol.com

The show is open to all divisions of racing as well as hot rods, street burners and trucks. All speedways in the local Tri State area have been invited to take part in the annual event. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizable crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Ninth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456.

Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2016 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 6- 11:30 to 12:30- Seminar Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at 1:00) – Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Special Tribute to Carl “ Fuzzy” Van Horn and highlighting Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways and Dorney Park Speedways

Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)- VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.

Monday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony Dragway and Mountain View Dragway

Tuesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM)- Saluting the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 – (6:30 PM) – Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 10- (6:30) Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 11 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate with Special Tribute to “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, TSRS and Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 12 - (1:00) –-Presents Special Tribute to Stan “The Man” Ploski, Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Entry Forms Available for March 10-12 STN at I-30!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (February 1, 2016) – A $15,000 winner’s share up for grabs! What a way to kick off the 2016 season at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway.

Recircle the dates on your calendar, as I-30 Speedway will make-up the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires on March 10-12. The event postponed by inclement weather last October offers up a $15,000 winner’s share with $2,000 just to start the Saturday night finale.

Entry forms for the event are now available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/STNFlyer_March2016.pdf. Entries are just $150 is postmarked by March 4, with entries after that $250.

March’s STN makeup will be the first of two Short Track Nationals events at I-30 Speedway in 2016, with the regularly scheduled 29th edition set for November 2-5.

This March’s edition will feature two full qualifying nights of action on Thursday and Friday preceded by an open practice session on Wednesday night. The top three from the Thursday and Friday features will lock into the $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN finale.

The original attempt at the 28th Short Track Nationals in October was reduced from four nights to just one due to inclement weather. That card on the final Thursday of October did more than live up to billing though, with Aaron Reutzel rallying from seven rows deep to make a late move on the high side around Jac Haudenschild for the win. Reutzel and Haudenschild earned provisional starting positions in the March 12 STN finale by virtue of finishing first and second.

Christopher Bell still stands as the most recent STN champion with his drive to victory lane in October of 2014 after runner-up finishes in each of his previous pair of attempts. Bell became the 17th different winner of the event and youngest thus far on a star-studded list that includes Sammy Swindell, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Gary Wright, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

$5, $10 Fan Appreciation Specials Included in Oswego Speedway’s 2016 Weekly Pricing

OSWEGO, NY (February 1, 2016) – A week after the announcement of Oswego Speedway’s 2016 yearlong and 60th annual International Classic Weekend ticket packages, Speedway officials are happy to announce two separate fan appreciation savings specials in this year’s weekly pricing at the ‘Steel Palace.’

The first of two reduced rate specials will take place on Saturday, May 21 featuring a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main and a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature.

For the first time in several seasons, the Speedway will race on three consecutive weekends in the month of May, with general admission seating available on May 21 for only $10. Padded reserved seating will be on sale for $15.

Following the Speedway’s successful $5 admission special last year, officials have decided to provide another $5 night in 2016, with a new race date.

The past two seasons the Speedway’s track championship combatants were forced to contend on rainout weekends, hampering many fans ability to take part in the action.

This season however on Saturday, August 20 fans will be able to enjoy the 2016 Road to the Championship finales for Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS, the season’s second driver autograph session, and officially begin the countdown to Classic, for only $5 general admission.

The Speedway’s 60th annual Classic Weekend will also begin with a reduced rate special, inviting fans into the front grandstand on Friday, September 2 for open practice, International Classic and SBS Classic Time Trials, as well as SBS Classic heat races for only $5.

Fans who purchase Saturday/Sunday grandstand combo tickets for Classic Weekend will receive a voucher for FREE admission to Friday night qualifying.

The Speedway’s annual Classic Weekend Party in the Pits will return to Friday night, kick-starting as soon as the checkered flag falls with post-race pit entry free to fans.

A full listing of Oswego Speedway’s weekly ticket prices is now available at the Speedway website, listed under the schedule tab.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, as well as complete ticketing information, be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

To purchase tickets or to order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Reutzel Has Busy Start to 2016!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 1, 2016) – Aaron Reutzel broke out of the gates with a flurry of racing activity to kick off the 2016 racing season.

The reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion kicked off January by competing in all five rounds of Cocopah Speedway’s Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown near Yuma, AZ, and then made the long trek to Tulsa, OK, to compete in his first Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

In both cases, Reutzel joined forces with different teams for the first time taking the wheel of Shane Liebig’s No. 55 Triple-X for Cocopah’s Winter Heat and then jumping in the seat of Jeff Taylor’s Rockwell Securities No. 2rs Midget for the Chili Bowl.

“We had great equipment with both of those cars,” Reutzel said. “The results weren’t what we were looking for, but we had a great time racing with both.”

The season opened with five nights of winged 410-ci Sprint Car action near Yuma, AZ, at the Cocopah Speedway where Reutzel picked off his first career 410-ci win last January.

“It was all new stuff that Shane Liebig from Rapid City, SD, put together just for us to run Winter Heat,” Reutzel commented. “It was basically a copy of my stuff, so nothing really new to try to learn on the fly.”

The expectations were clearly different going into Winter Heat this time than it was the first time around last year.”

“There is more pressure involved this time around,” Reutzel commented prior to Winter Heat. “Last year, we were just hoping to make the show each night. This year, the expectations are higher.”

After engine problems cut the opening night short, Reutzel raced into the final four feature events against a stout field of cars representing the entire nation. A seventh-place run in the Wednesday, January 6, third round of competition was the high-water mark for the five-race series.

“We had speed the entire time, but just had trouble passing,” Reutzel explains. “We just couldn’t get a good balance in the car to race in dirty air.”

“We got through the heat races fine each night, but then we would struggle in the qualifier and that would put us deep in the features.”

Finishing up Winter Heat on Saturday, January 9, Reutzel was in Tulsa, OK, by Monday morning, January 11, to practice for his first Chili Bowl.

“Jeff Taylor put in the best equipment that I could have asked for,” Reutzel asserts.

But, after a strong practice session on Monday, Lady Luck was nowhere to be found when Thursday’s qualifying effort rolled around. The car never would fire and then Reutzel’s Saturday feature effort ended when caught up by a flipping car just a couple of laps into the day.

On the Thursday qualifier, “The cable to the fuel pump broke,” Reutzel explains. “We were in the last heat and then the First D. We had to figure out what it was and then had to thrash to get it back together, but it broke again.”

“It was disappointing that we didn’t get to actually run more, but all in all it was still a great week,” Reutzel. “We got to hang out with Jeff Taylor and his family and J.J. Yeley and his family, so it was a good experience. Next year we’ll try to go back and win the deal, that’s how good that car is.”

It will be back to business for Aaron Reutzel Racing and company in the coming weeks with the defense of the Lucas Oil ASCS National title after kicking off with some Florida action.

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.

 

 

Montpelier Motor Speedway

As the Montpelier Motor Speedway enters its 113th year of racing including its 30th consecutive season opener, race fans will find an aggressive and diverse schedule featuring 28 races at the East Central Indiana 1/4 mile clay oval. Owners and Promoters, Harold and Lori Hunter, enter their 8th year of promotion and 6th year of ownership of the facility built in 1903.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway will feature its weekly regular racing classes including the highly popular and competitive UMP Modifeds, Super Streets, and Thunder Cars along with the budget FWD Compact class all competing weekly. The Mod Lites will also compete at the Montpelier Motor Speedway for a host of programs in 2016. Special events will still remain a point emphasis for the classes that put on tremendous racing every Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway with no less than 6 special paying events for the weekly classes.
The 6th Annual Early Season Shootout will be held April 9. The speedway will host the always popular Family Nights on 2 occasions in 2016 (May 31st and August 27th) featuring discounted admission, food, and an pit side autograph session. The June 25th racing program will see the return of an action packed Fireworks show presented by Circle City Pyrotechnics. The program will feature with a full slate of racing including the Midgets, UMP Modifeds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars, and the Mod Lite Nationals along with a professional Firework Celebration optimized for viewing from the Montpelier grandstands. The Montpelier Motor Speedway will celebrate the life and racing career of UMP Modified veteran Greg Pitts on July 9th with theGreg Pitts Memorial. The speedway’s biggest UMP Modified race to date will return with the second running of the IGNITE High Performance Ethanol and Lubricants 40 and 20 on September 17th. The 2015 event will served as the biggest UMP Modified single day event in the history of the Montpelier Motor Speedway and the 2016 event is looking to become ever more spectacular.
The season will conclude with a host of popular special programs with 6th Annual Late Season Shootout on September 24th. Plexiglas, sprint car wings, topless modifieds, and innovation will hit the track in quickly growing event with the 5th Annual Outlaw Showdown on Saturday, October 8. The season will conclude with the fan favorite with 10th Annual Monster Mash on October 22nd featuring trick or treating in the pit area before the races and the infamous one chance per year to win the “Monster Mash Skull Trophy”.
A diverse open wheel schedule will compete at the Montpelier Motor Speedway including the Inaugural appearance of theUSAC National Sprint Cars (April 23rd) and the USAC National Midgets (May 31st) during Indiana Midget Week. Also, returning for the 2016 season will be MSCS Non Winged Sprint Cars (July 23rd), NRA Sprint Invaders Winged Sprint Cars (May 14th and July 30th), and BOSS Non Winged Sprint Car series (September 10th).
The Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series will enter its fifth season with a scheduled 11 dates towards the MMS track championship. The highly competitive full size/unlimited engine Midget class has found a total of 17 different drivers in victory lane since its inception. The King of TQ Midgets will be the be the host series for 3 TQ Midgets events during the 2016 season. The series utilizes Midgets built three-quarter the size of their MMS Midget Series brethren.
To view the complete 2016 schedule at the Montpelier Motor Speedway visit http://www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/schedule/
Location
East Central Indiana
Montpelier Motor Speedway
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
Located 12 Miles from Interstate 69 Exit 264
Web & Media
Official Website: www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Facebook – “Home of the Montpelier Motor Speedway: www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway
Twitter (@MontpelierTrack)- www.twitter.com/MontpelierTrack

 

Danny Holtgraver Will Return to All Stars in 2016

Will Pilot Pete Grove’s No. 70 for Entire Schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Pittsburgh, PA (February 1, 2016) - “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will return to the road in 2016, set to follow the entire Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule. Holtgraver, who finished eighth in the final series standings in 2015, will pilot the Pete Grove-owned No. 70 during his upcoming All Star campaign, rejoining crew chief Cody Jacobs for what he hopes to be a “career season.”

“I’m excited for this deal to finally come together” Danny Holtgraver said, “Pete Grove and I teamed together for a few starts at the end of last year and found speed almost instantly. He’s a great car owner and has the tools and equipment to be successful with the All Stars. Cody Jacobs has been working hard since Charlotte; getting things set for our trip to Florida later this week. We had a ton of speed during the World Finals and that has all three of us excited for 2016.”

Danny Holtgraver will kick-off the new year with a trip to the “Sunshine State.” The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for four events in Florida, two at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala on February 5-6 and two at Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona on February 10-11. The 2016 All Star series schedule will resume on April 2 at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio.

Other early season plans include making select starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars during his trip to Florida. In fact, Holtgraver’s most recent top-ten finish occurred with the “Greatest Show On Dirt,” finishing seventh during World Finals main event competition at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, November 6.

“We are ready to head south” Holtgraver said, “I just can’t thank Pete Grove enough for this opportunity. We’ll head south with a great attitude and work to win our first night out.”

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

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Recent Highlights - Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing earned the “Putzy Kekich Memorial” title at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, August 8; finished 2015 UNOH All Star season 8th in the final championship standings.

2015 Wins: 1

2016 Wins: N/A

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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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

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

 

 

HOOSIER TIRE MIDWEST EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP OF SPRINTS ON DIRT FOR 2016 SEASON

Springfield, IL. (January 30, 2016) – Officials from Hoosier Tire Midwest announced today the extension of Hoosier Racing Tire as the official series tire of the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP. The new agreement extends the sponsorship of the Sprint Car Series through the 2016 season.

The series has released the 2016 schedule which includes thirteen race dates at seven different tracks. Included in the 2016 schedule are five two-day weekends that have become more popular with competitors and fans.

SOD races will be at Crystal Motor Speedway, Hartford Speedway, Butler Speedway, Merritt Speedway, I-96 Speedway, Thunderbird Raceway, and Winston Speedway. SOD will race at each track once before returning to a second race at any track. Crystal Motor Speedway presents the season opener on Saturday, April 30th; it will also be the location of the last 2016 race on Saturday, September 3rd.

Sprints on Dirt Series President John Naida stated "We are looking forward to a very successful season as we transition to our new format that we expect to not only help SOD build a secure future, but Hoosier Racing Tire and all of sprint car racing as well. Our intent is to help competitors continue to race and to bring new people into the sport. To our surprise, we have already been contacted by two people getting into sprint car racing for the first time; they plan on racing with SOD. I have to thank Neil Cowman for working with me to achieve our goal of equalizing competition through the selection of the proper tires. I knew what I wanted, and Neil helped ensure that we had the tires we needed."

Naida also stated that "Our new direction would not have been possible without the support of Hoosier Racing Tire and Hoosier Tire Midwest, our distributor. I thank everyone at Hoosier, especially Neil Cowman and Craig Cowan."

Hoosier Tire Midwest General Manager Terry Young welcomes the group's return for the 2016 season and looks forward to growing the series with interest of new competitors.

Hoosier Tire Midwest, Inc., is the largest distributor of racing tires for Hoosier Racing Tire. Their corporate office is located in Springfield, Illinois and they have stores located in Springfield, Brownsburg, Indiana and Plymouth, Indiana. Further information can be found on Hoosier Tire Midwest by pointing your web browser to www.racetires.com. Information on Hoosier Racing Tire is available at www.hoosiertire.com.

The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Series competes in Michigan and crowned Gregg Dalman as the 2015 Series Champion. For additional information on the Sprints on Dirt Series, visit www.sprintsondirt.com

 

 

BAPS AUTO PAINTS AND SUPPLY RACING XTRAVAGANZA SET FOR FEBRUARY 6 AND 7

 By Brad Vores for Racing Xtravaganza

It was announced nearly one year ago when Scott Gobrecht purchased the rights to the off season racing show held annually at the York Fairgrounds.

Quickly renamed Racing Xtravaganza, show organizers have pressed forward securing sponsors for the show along with filling the York Expo Center with racing vehicles, vendors and so much more.

And it all takes shape this coming weekend, February 6 and 7 at the York Expo Center on the grounds of the York Fairgrounds where over 100 racing vehicles and over 40 vendors will give race fans a weekend full of pre-season racing Xcitement. One of the highlights will be the original Amoco No. 93 Kevin Gobrecht 410 Sprint car that was driven to victory at the Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway.

There will be so much to see and do during the two-day show as BAPS Auto Paints and Supply of York, PA will be the 2016 Racing Xtravaganza show sponsor.

Saturday’s highlight for the show will include the Charlie’s Repair Service of York Ms. Racing Xtravaganza Contest to be held on the WeeBee Audio-Video Main Stage at 7pm.

Saturday seminars to be held in the Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room include PASS/IMCA, History of Silver Spring and Lincoln Speedway presented by Alan Kreitzer, Beer Hill Gang Seminar and a Susquehanna Speedway seminar presented by Kolten Gouse.

Driver Meet and Greets planned for Saturday include Gregg Foster, Kevin Nouse, Scott Geesey, Chad Trout, Chase Dietz, Niki Young, Cole Young, Gene Knaub, Cody Fletcher, Dalton Bigler, Cory Haas and Eddie Richards.

The Central PA Blood Mobile will also be on hand Saturday from 10am until 2pm with donors receiving a $10 voucher towards Susquehanna Speedway.

The show continues in full swing on Sunday highlighted by the Charlies Repair Service of York Jr. Miss Racing Xtravaganza Contest on the WeeBee Audio-Video Main Stage at 1pm.

The Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room will once again be busy with a Safety seminar presented by Jay Trimble of Jet Response and Don Wolfe of Zemco Speed Equipment and a “How to Secure Racing Sponsors” seminar.

Drivers planning on the Meet and Greets on Sunday include Danny Dietrich, Kyle Moody, Mike Walls, Michelle Walls, Austin Hogue, Brian Montieth, Travis McClelland, Alan Sagi, Jeff Herbst, Chad Earnest and Chris Frank.

The York County Racing Club & Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Fund auction takes place Sunday at 2pm.

The show concludes Sunday at 3:30pm with the ServiceMaster Clean People’s Choice Awards for Best of Show, plus Best Appearing awards for numerous types of race cars.

J & K Salvage Companies is also an associate sponsor for the 2016 Racing Xtravaganza.

Show doors open at 10am both days at the York Expo Center. The show will close at 10pm on Saturday and concludes at 4pm Sunday.

For a complete schedule of events including times and so much more, please visit www.racingxtravaganza.com.

 

 

Rodney Sanders Racing, Brodix and Hatfield Highlight Texas Racers Auction!

Park City, Kansas – January 31, 2016 - This weekend’s annual Texas Racers/High Performance Trade Show, Auction and Swap Meet just got a bit more intriguing as Rodney Sanders Racing, Brodix Cylinder Heads and Hatfield Racing Engines will have booths and trailers at the 4 Speed Promotions event in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Rodney Sanders Racing will have two trailers, one selling souvenirs with another trailer full of modified parts, chassis and accessories as the former USMTS national champion gears for yet another successful modified season.

Brodix Cylinder Heads and Hatfield Racing Engines will also have booths set up with the latest in engine parts and accessories along with new items on the market.

Track promoters, you will be allowed one free booth for your race track to showcase and preview your 2016 race season. You must contact event promoter Greg Deatherage to reserve your booth space and with large crowds expected for the fourth and final indoor trade show of the off season, many prospective drivers and fans will see first-hand what you have in store for the new race season that is upon us.

Set-up and consignment day is Friday, February 5, from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. One day sale will be taking place on Saturday from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. The JS Birdwell Arena is located 111 North Burnett in Wichita Falls.

To reserve your booth space and consignments call Greg (580) 940-723-7241. You can also find more trade show information on the official Midwest Winter Race Show website www.raceshow.net.

Save the money you would spend on shipping and store costs and make plans to attend the final High Performance/Race Show Auction of the year this Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, 2016 in Wichita Falls, Texas!

 

 

Wichita Falls Trade Show This Weekend!

Wichita Falls, Texas – January 31, 2016 - The final 4 Speed Promotion event for the 2015-2016 off season is this coming weekend as Greg Deatherage is set to present the annual Texas Racer’s/High Performance Trade Show, Auction and Swap Meet on Friday and Saturday night, February 5-6, 2016. This event will once again take place at the MPEC Center in the JS Birdwell Arena in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Since 1985 Deatherage has brought his Midwest Winter Race Show to Wichita Falls and despite a hiatus when the original Wichita Falls dirt track closed, is now back and growing in popularity in large part to Red River Speedway’s opening a couple years ago.

Consignments and trade show booth space are still available and you must call ahead to reserve. Also, all track promoters will have a free booth available to them to help promote their 2016 race season. As of now Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore) and Red River Speedway have already reserved their booths.

United Modified Touring Series hot shoe Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas will have a trailer full of modified parts and accessories as well as his souvenir trailer. This is a golden chance for all modified and even sport mod drivers to get some of the best equipment from one of the best modified drivers in the country.

Also, Hatfield Racing Engines will be bringing tons of engine parts and accessories and Brodix Cylinder Heads will also be bringing a huge amount of internal engine parts.

Set-up and consignment day is Friday, February 5, from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. One day sale will be taking place on Saturday from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. The JS Birdwell Arena is located 111 North Burnett in Wichita Falls.

To reserve your booth space and consignments call Greg (580) 940-723-7241. You can also find more trade show information on the official Midwest Winter Race Show website www.raceshow.net.

Save the money you would spend on shipping and store costs and make plans to attend the final High Performance/Race Show Auction of the year next Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, 2016 in Wichita Falls, Texas!

 

 

Mega Plans Ahead for Revamped FAST Series FAST 410s and 305s Will Expand in 2016

FREMONT, Ohio (January 30, 2016) - FAST Series officials will take their Ohio-based sprint car series to an entire new level in 2016, introducing a revamped image and an increased schedule that will benefit drivers and fans alike. Formerly known as Fremont/Attica Sprint Title, the newly established “FAST Series” will continue the tradition of promoting highly competitive 410ci and 305ci sprint car competition in northwestern Ohio and the surrounding areas.

The Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by K S Sales & Service boasts a 20-race schedule for the 410 sprint cars in 2016. Like previous seasons, Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, will split the majority of the scheduled events, 18 to be exact, with action set to ignite on Friday evening, April 8, at the Attica oval. As an added twist for FAST Series regulars, the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, and Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway in Quincy, Michigan, will each also host FAST Series programs in 2016.

FAST Series officials will also introduce three “FAST Series Vs Ohio Sprint Car Series” challenge events in 2016, bringing together all of the top 410 sprint car drivers in Ohio for high dollar paydays. Challenge events will be contested at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway and Atomic Speedway, each awarding a $3,000 top prize. In addition, FAST Series competitors will race for an added payday during their travels to Michigan also equaling $3,000.

“We wanted to give our fans something extra special to look forward to in 2016” Butler Speedway promoter Denny Donaldson said, “Rich Farmer of FAST presented us the idea about having his series travel north to Butler Speedway to challenge our Michigan regulars. Everything fell into place and we couldn’t be more excited. This is great way to promote our area and our racers.We are hoping to make this an annual event.”

Adding even more hype to the season, the FAST Series will co-headline major weekends at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway in 2016, including the annual Spring Nationals, Attica Ambush and Jim Ford Classic. FAST Series competitors will battle for a $4,000 top prize during the opening night of Attica Raceway Park’s Spring Nationals on Friday, April 8, as well as another $4,000 top prize during the Attica Ambush on Friday, September 2.

Fremont Speedway’s Memorial Day weekend doubleheader will feature FAST Series action on Sunday, May 29, worth $5,000. The opening night of the 2016 Jim Ford Classic at Fremont will also be FAST sanctioned, awarding $5,000 on Friday, September 16.

“We are more than excited to expand the FAST Series and give it a new edge” FAST Series and Fremont Speedway promoter Rich Farmer said, “Growing the series and traveling to new areas is a great notion for this sport. We have a very competitive and talented group of racers. Giving these teams an opportunity to showcase their talents in other areas allows their skill to be shown, and it also allows their sponsors to be exposed to a wider market. This style of schedule is affordable, which allows our weekly racers to be a part of something on a larger scale. I think I speak for all of the promoters involved when I say that we are really excited for 2016.”

The JLH General Contractors FAST “305” Series presented by Engine Pro will showcase a loaded schedule of 14 events for the 305 sprint cars in 2016. In addition to ten visits between Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway, the talented field of FAST 305 sprint regulars will visit four surrounding venues in areas of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The 2016 season will officially launch on Friday, April 22, at Attica Raceway Park.

FAST Series competitors will test dirt outside the norm beginning Saturday, July 3, at the Waynesfield Raceway Park near Waynesfield, Ohio. 2016 will mark down as the second consecutive year that FAST 305 teams made the trek to Waynesfield, with 30 drivers signed-in last Independence Day. The July 3 program will award a $1,000 top prize, as well as guarantee all non-transfers at least $100.

Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, and Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, will each host FAST 305 competition in 2016. Adding even more heat, FAST 305 sprint teams will also travel north to the Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway in late August, joining the FAST 410 sprint cars for an ultimate open wheel doubleheader. All travel events will award a $1,000 top prize, as well as $100 toward non-transfers.

“The 305 division in northwestern Ohio is extremely competitive” Rich Farmer explained, “We’ve expanded their schedule to give these teams the same kind of opportunities as the 410 teams. The promoters of Butler Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park are all very excited to have the FAST 305 division at their tracks. I’m sure they will display the same kind of competitiveness that they show at Attica and Fremont on a weekly basis.”

2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by K S Sales & Service Schedule:

Night 1: Friday, April 8th Attica Raceway Park ($4,000)

Night 2: Saturday, April 16th Fremont Speedway

Night 3: Friday, April 22nd Attica Raceway Park

Night 4: Saturday, April 23rd Fremont Speedway

Night 5: Friday, April 29th Attica Raceway Park

Night 6: Saturday, April 30th Fremont Speedway

Night 7: Friday, May 13th Attica Raceway Park

Night 8: Saturday, May 14th Fremont Speedway

Night 9: Sunday, May 29th Fremont Speedway ($5,000)

Night 10: Friday, June 10th Attica Raceway Park (OSCS Challenge)

Night 11: Saturday, June 11th Fremont Speedway (OSCS Challenge)

Night 12: Friday, July 22nd Attica Raceway Park

Night 13: Saturday, July 23rd Fremont Speedway

Night 14: Friday, July 29th Attica Raceway Park

Night 15: Saturday, July 30th Fremont Speedway

Night 16: Friday, August 19th Attica Raceway Park

Night 17: Saturday, August 20th Atomic Speedway (OSCS Challenge)

Night 18: Saturday, August 27th Butler Speedway ($3,000)

Night 19: Friday, Sept 2nd Attica Raceway Park ($4,000)

Night 20: Friday Sept 16th Fremont Speedway ($5,000)

2016 JLH General Contractors FAST “305” Series presented by Engine Pro Schedule:

Night 1: Friday, April 22nd Attica Raceway Park

Night 2: Saturday, April 23rd Fremont Speedway

Night 3: Friday, May 13th Attica Raceway Park ($1,000)

Night 4: Saturday, May 14th Fremont Speedway

Night 5: Sunday, May 29th Fremont Speedway ($1,000)

Night 6: Friday, June 10th Attica Raceway Park

Night 7: Sunday, July 3rd Waynesfield Raceway Park ($1,000)

Night 8: Friday, July 15th Limaland Motorsports Park ($1,000)

Night 9: Friday, July 29nd Attica Raceway Park

Night 10: Saturday, July 30th Fremont Speedway

Night 11: Friday, August 19th Attica Raceway Park

Night 12: Saturday, August 20th Mercer Raceway Park ($1,000)

Night 13: Saturday, August 27th Butler Speedway ($1,000)

Night 14: Friday, Sept 16th Fremont Speedway

FAST Series membership forms are now available online at www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 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, Scott’s Lawn Care, NAPA, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

 

 

Sammy Swindell Annonces 2016 Schedule

CARLISLE, PA. – January 29, 2016 – Though the record books say he is one of the most successful and seasoned sprint car racers ever, Sammy Swindell has a rookies level of excitement heading into the 2016 season.

“The schedule ended up being a bit more than I thought it would be,” said Swindell, driver of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1 machine for CJB Motorsports. “However, when you get to looking at things and the way the races fall, there were a lot of things that made sense for us. A lot of tracks had some nice weekend shows. Those two day events make it easier on the traveling side.”

After a successful limited schedule in 2015 with the Pennsylvania based team, the Germantown, Tenn. native will expand his slate of races to include over 60 nights of racing under the CJB banner.

Swindell will begin the season in tandem with teammate David Gravel by racing down in Florida with the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida as well as neighboring Volusia Speedway Park.

From there, the #1 team will follow the World of Outlaws as they venture west across southern Texas, Las Vegas and into California.

Beginning in April, Swindell will barnstorm throughout the Midwest, racing with the World of Outlaws as well as the FVP National Sprint League. This type of schedule will continue on as Swindell and the #1 team will take on tracks like Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and the Jackson (Minnesota) Motorplex.

The famed “Month of Money” will begin with a three-day tilt at Eldora Speedway in mid-July. From there, stops for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup race at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pennsylvania and the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway dot the schedule. $20,000 is on the line in the annual Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near Pevely, Missouri in early August but all eyes turn to the most prestigious sprint car race in the world, the FVP Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, August 10th thru the 13th.

As an added bonus, Swindell will return to the annual Jackson Nationals to defend his crown in the $25,000-to-win event. The driver of the #1 machine swept both nights of racing action at the racy half-mile oval in 2015.

In the fall, stops at the Morgan Hughes National Open at Williams Grove Speedway and the World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte close out a jam packed season of racing for the #1 machine.

“We’re looking forward to this schedule,” said Swindell, “We’re not racing for points so that takes some of the pressure off. You may see us run up front near one night and then towards the back the next. That’s because we will have the ability to test and try new things. The ‘Month of Money’ will be an exciting time and I think we will be very competitive. We’ve got some opportunities to do well. Overall, we’re looking forward to contributing some notes and building a stronger team.”

2016 Sammy Swindell /CJB Motorsports Schedule

MONTH/DATE/TRACK/SANCTION

February

5 (Friday) Ocala (Bubba Raceway) ASCoC

6 (Saturday) Ocala (Bubba Raceway) ASCoC

10 (Wednesday) Volusia Speedway Park ASCoC

11 (Thursday) Volusia Speedway Park ASCoC

12 (Friday) Volusia Speedway Park WoO

13 (Saturday) Volusia Speedway Park WoO

14 (Sunday) Volusia Speedway Park WoO

26 (Friday) Cotton Bowl Speedway WoO

27 (Saturday) Royal Purple Speedway WoO

March

3 (Thursday) The Dirt Track at Las Vegas WoO

4 (Friday) The Dirt Track at Las Vegas WoO

6 (Sunday) Arizona Speedway WoO

11 (Friday) Thunderbowl Raceway WoO

12 (Saturday) Thunderbowl Raceway WoO

18 (Friday) Stockton Dirt Track WoO

19 (Saturday) Stockton Dirt Track WoO

April

9 (Saturday) 34 Raceway NSL

22 (Friday) Devil’s Bowl Speedway WoO

23 (Saturday) Devil’s Bowl Speedway WoO

29 (Friday) Salina Highbanks Speedway WoO

30 (Saturday) I-55 Pevely WoO

May

6 (Friday) Eldora Speedway WoO

7 (Saturday) Eldora Speedway WoO

18 (Wednesday) Lincoln Speedway WoO

20 (Friday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO

21 (Saturday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO

27 (Friday) Farmington NSL

28 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway NSL

29 (Sunday) State Fair NSL

June

3 (Friday) Jackson Motorplex NSL

4 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway NSL

10 (Friday) Knoxville Raceway WoO

11 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway WoO

17 (Friday) Jackson Motorplex NSL

18 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway NSL

24 (Friday) Jackson Motorplex WoO

25 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway NSL

July

1 (Friday) Knoxville Raceway NSL

2 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway NSL

8 (Friday) Cedar Lake Speedway WoO

9 (Saturday) Cedar Lake Speedway WoO

12 (Tuesday) Attica Raceway Park WoO

14 (Thursday) Eldora Speedway WoO

15 (Friday) Eldora Speedway WoO

16 (Saturday) Eldora Speedway WoO

19 (Tuesday) Lernerville Speedway WoO

22 (Friday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO

23 (Saturday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO

August

5 (Friday) I-55 Pevely WoO

6 (Saturday) I-55 Pevely WoO

8 (Monday) Oskaloosa Front Row Challenge NSL

10 (Wednesday) Knoxville Raceway KVNL

11 (Thursday) Knoxville Raceway KVNL

12 (Friday) Knoxville Raceway KVNL

13 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway KVNL

September

2 (Friday) Jackson Motorplex NSL

3 (Saturday) Jackson Motorplex NSL

4 (Sunday) Jackson Motorplex NSL

16 (Friday) Clay County Fair Speedway WoO

17 (Saturday) US 36 Raceway WoO

23 (Friday) Eldora Speedway WoO

24 (Saturday) Lernerville Speedway WoO

29 (Thursday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO

30 (Friday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO

October

1 (Saturday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO

27 (Thursday) The Dirt Track At Charlotte WoO

28 (Friday) The Dirt Track At Charlotte WoO

29 (Saturday) The Dirt Track At Charlotte WoO

*Schedule subject to change.

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.

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.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, JRC 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, Artic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Blackbeard, 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

 

 

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

SCHEDULE CONFIRMED FOR 9TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW EVENT WILL RUN MARCH 6-12, 2016 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The tentative schedule for the popular ninth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is now confirmed for 2016. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 6th with a salute to all of the racetracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season. A special tribute to the legendary Hall of Fame race driver Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn is on tap for the opening day of the event.

The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 12th. In announcing the tentative schedule organizer Bob Miller stated, "We have enjoyed a great run with this show and the schedule will pretty much be in sync with what we have done in the past but with special emphasis on certain drivers who built the foundation of the sport as we know it today. We have worked out an exciting and diverse schedule aimed at being fan, driver, sponsor and organization friendly and once again look forward to a great show in Phillipsburg." Miller further added, "The solid support from the fans and all of the historical racing groups and current day speedways has made the event a special occasion for all of us involved with the production of this great show and through the efforts of our staff have been able to include one night of Drag Racing Memories for the guys who helped build straight line fever."

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the annual event. The original restaurant was built in 1974 in an abandoned gas station, decorated with license plates and old muscle cars. Originally a "cook-your-own-steak" establishment, The Lube's signature dish is now its fabulous chicken wings and the wide variety of sauces used to season the wings. The name is a play on that of the motor oil company Quaker State. There are over 55 restaurant locations, operating in eastern Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Louisiana and Florida as well as western and central Pennsylvania. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled.

The excitement for the upcoming show is at a fever pitch as Nelson Gonzalez, Marketing Manager of Quaker Steak & Lube stated, "We are once again excited to sponsor and be part of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The event is extremely popular and even though the event is still six weeks from now we feel the excitement building from within as there is a constant buzz about the event at Quaker Steak & Lube." Gonzalez further added, "Our involvement with a show of this magnitude is a natural fit for us as our restaurants recognize and salute the racing heroes of the past, present and future. We look forward to showcasing our Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant at the 2016 event and becoming more involved with the show and local racing action in the future."

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The eight previous shows have brought race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space and highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming ninth edition of the show. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Nazareth, Tri State and Harmony will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. The show remains free to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eight years ago. Cars on display will include big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2016 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

The Quaker Steak & Lube 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact the show organizers at TOTHILL98@aol.com or visit their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com for show entry forms.

Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2016 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 6- 11:30 to 12:30- Seminar Richie and Joel Smith of Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds

Sunday- March 6 - (Starting at 1:00) - Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Special Tribute to Carl " Fuzzy" Van Horn and highlighting Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways and Dorney Park Speedways Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)- VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.

Monday- March 7 - (6:30 PM) - Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony Dragway and Mountain View Dragway

Tuesday- March 8 - (6:30 PM)- Saluting the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 9 - (6:30 PM) - Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 10- (6:30) Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 11 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Presents Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate with Special Tribute to "The Old Master" Frankie Schneider Second Show- (6:30 PM) Presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, TSRS and Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 12 - (1:00) --Presents Special Tribute to Stan "The Man" Ploski, Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. - *Schedule subject to change

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: SPECIAL EVENT TICKET RENEWALS BEGIN FEBRUARY 1

by Tommy Goudge (January 29, 2016) – Ticket renewals for Ohsweken Speedway’s 2016 Special Events are set to begin on Monday, February 1.

Ticket renewals can be processed by calling 519 717-0023 or visiting www.OhswekenSpeedway.com beginning on Monday, February 1. Anyone wishing to renew their 2015 Special Event seats must do so by Monday, February 29.

Tickets not renewed before the deadline will first be available for sale from the Ohsweken Speedway booth at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo running March 11-13 at The International Centre in Mississauga. Visit www.MotoramaShow.com for details. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, March 14.

Reserved seat tickets will be available for the Northern Crate Nationals on Monday, July 25, the Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Tuesday, July 26, and the 12th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17.

2016 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway Gift Certificates, Grandstand Season Tickets (reserved or general admission), Season Ticket Holder Parking Passes, Season Pit Passes, and Pit Memberships for the 2016 season are already on sale. Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing begins on Friday, May 20 with Opening Night 2016. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

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

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits Series Swells to 34 Drivers & 10 Dates

Mesquite, TX (01/29/16) by DarinShort.com. Even though this Series just launched 12/30/15, there are already 10 Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) events booked, and 34 sprint car teams have registered and expressed their intent on racing with the Series in 2016.

Additional dates are currently being negotiated, and based on those conversations, the SCB is estimating a 12-16 date schedule at this point.

If you are a driver or a fan that wants to see the Sprint Car Bandits booked at your local track, contact your track owner! Tell them that you'd like to see the SCB there and to contact the Series, Steve Lang: SteveLang14@gmail.com or at 469-474-8234.

The following 10 dates are confirmed, all dates are on Saturday night's at this point, except Boyd, which is a Friday night track.

Sprint Car Bandits Series Schedule as of 1/29/16:

March 12 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX April 16 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX April 29 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX June 11 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX June 25 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX 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

Series sponsorship work is well underway, and you can expect to hear more about what that will mean for everyone involved in the weeks to come. If you are a business looking to get your product or service in front of fans and race teams, on an effective and affordable level, please contact Steve Lang, at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234.

When the Series sponsorship announcement is made, it will have a direct, positive impact on the race teams, which in turn, will lead to more drivers racing with the SCB series, furthermore, providing even better sprint car racing for the fans.

At the time of writing, 34 Sprint Car drivers have registered and indicated their intent to participate with the Sprint Car Bandits Series in 2016. We will continue to update the list as new drivers are added:

Austin Mundie, Brad Queen, Brandie Jass, Brad Welborn, Brandon Corn, Brandon Long, Bryson Oeschger, Charlie McDonald, Claud Estes III, Dale Wester, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Woods, Gary Floyd, Jerry Bell, Junior Jenkins, Jason Howell, Johnny Miller, Justin Melton, Justin Zimmerman, Larry Howery, Larry Long, Logan Payne, Mark Huddleston, Marcus Thomas, Michael Kostic, Michael Lang, Michelle Melton, Payton Williams, Raven Culp, Robert Byrom, Rodney Henderson, Ryan Hall, Tucker Doughty and #25 (Ronnie Davis /owner).

Sprint car teams: reminder that the 'Early Online SCB Driver Registration' promo ends this Sunday night, January 31st. So if you've yet to take advantage of this special promo, please take literally 1 minute to get registered on the 'driver' page of the track website (listed below).

The Sprint Car Bandits are pleased to 'announce' the Series Announcer for 2016, Nick Robbins from Manor, TX (Austin, TX area).

Nick literally grew up in the Ditch (Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR), watching drivers such as Ricky Stenhouse Sr., Jim Bowden and Greg Hodnett. He got his first job in the racing business at NEA Speedway in 2010 in scoring then into announcing in 2012.

When asked about his transition from scoring to announcing, Nick commented: "It was magic! There is no better place to be on a Friday or Saturday night as far as I’m concerned. I announced the entire 2013 season at NEA Speedway as well as a few Friday nights at the now-closed Malden Speedway in Missouri."

Nick adds: "I have worked with the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series Late Models as well as the USCS sprint car series in the Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri area. My wife Jakki and I moved to Manor in December of 2013 and I started working at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco in 2014 as well as back up at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige."

Nick concludes with: "Things keep getting better here in the Lone Star State and I couldn’t be more excited to work with the Sprint Car Bandits in their inaugural season! 2016 has some great things in store for Texas racing! I’m super stoked to be a part of it!"

And if you like what the SCB is doing for sprint car racing in the DFW region, please make sure to like and share our Facebook page. Just go to Facebook.com and search 'Sprint Car Bandits' to connect to our page. The new Facebook paged doubled in likes this past week alone...so thank you to those who have been there and 'liked' that!

Visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in SCB news, updates and much more. Thank you once again for the tremendous amount of support for this series in such a short period of time. It is very encouraging to see so many tracks and teams get behind this effort - which is leading Series officials to do their best to make it all it can be.

Backing up the bus...

If you are just now hearing about the Sprint Car Bandits series, here's some previously released Series information, so you can catch up to speed:

The Sprint Car Bandits Series was formed to work for everyone. So what does that mean?

It means, the primary goals are to make this series 'work' for the competitors, the race tracks, the race fans and the sponsors.

How is the Sprint Car Bandits Series going to accomplish those goals?

- Competitors. Our rules package helps equalize the cars, which makes the driver more of a factor. By creating an environment that helps to level the playing field, it will create more strategy throughout the racing program. Our rules package also allows drivers to race their existing cars without making any major changes to them. It will also lower competitors operating costs on consumable items. Please click our 'rules' link for more details.

-Fans. Our rules package will create more of a competitive field of cars which will result in better racing, where racers of different budget sizes can perform based on their set-up skills...and race for good payback as well.

-Race Tracks. The Sprint Car Bandits Series operates on lower overhead and costs race tracks less to book an event. This allows for more affordable ticket prices for race fans - which helps draw bigger crowds as well.

-Series Sponsors. Part of the track agreement is that our Series sponsors have the ability to receive display space at the Series events, in order to get their product/service directly in front of the fans/target market. There are also several online components that help drive fans/teams to their online marketing efforts...which creates several value-added benefits.

Currently, Sprint Car Bandits Series events are being limited to tracks in an approximate 150 mile radius of Dallas/Ft. Worth, as that is where the core of the driver base is for the Series. It also makes it easier for race fans that want to attend all Series events to do so.

The Sprint Car Bandits Series is not affiliated with any other sprint car organization, yet is cognizant of other events booked in the DFW region and is not out to 'split' fans or teams. That being said, events will be booked on dates that work best for the majority of drivers and teams, and for the betterment of the sport.

If you are a Sprint Car driver that is interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Series, a race track looking to books dates, or business seeking affordable and effective marketing and advertising solutions through the Series, please contact Steve Lang, at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234.

One other note to Sprint Car teams, through January, there is free driver registration available for the 2016 racing season. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com then click the 'drivers' link to complete our simple online registration form. After that date, there will be a registration fee for drivers competing in the 2016 season.

Please make sure to check our website www.SprintCarBandits.com and our Facebook page by entering in 'Sprint Car Bandits', as we will be updating each of them with the latest Series news as it continues to develop.

The Sprint Car Bandits Series would like to thank everyone for their early support of this new venture, which has helped bring it to fruition.

 

 

Engler Machine & Tool returns as Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP sponsor

ERIE, Michigan (Jan. 29, 2016) - Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is proud to announce that Engler Machine & Tool has agreed to continue its long-running sponsorship of Sprints On Dirt as a 2016 primary heat race sponsor.

Engler Machine & Tool was started in 1980 by Tim Engler. His main line of business at that time was plastic injection molds. Over the years he has diversified very widely, leaning more towards "high performance products."

Engler has been involved in tractor pulling and holds 13 national titles in that sport. He no longer pulls himself, but has been influential to the success of many other pullers through his advice and building capabilities. In 2006, Engler was inducted into the National Tractor Pullers Hall of Fame. In 2008, he was recognized by Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and presented the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Engler Machine & Tool is best known in open wheel racing today for its fuel injection systems for micro sprints, midgets, and sprints. He raced winged sprint cars in the 90s, which was something he truly liked, but now enjoys helping others in the sport succeed.

For more information about Engler Machine & Tool, go to www.englermachine.com. For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For more information about Sprints On Dirt, go to www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

ATLANTIC CITY THREE QUARTER MIDGET TRACK RECORD SMASHED; JANKOWIAK,RUDOLPH BREAK EIGHT SECOND BARRIER; EVEN FASTER LAPS PREDICTED FOR FRIDAY TRIALS, SATURDAY GAMBLER’S CLASSIC AT BOARDWALK HALL

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 28,2016 . . . Andy Jankowiak and Erick Rudolph broke into uncharted territory Thursday night inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall by running the first laps ever recorded by Three Quarter Midgets on the historic track in the seven second bracket.

Jankowiak’s 7.906 was the fastest lap while Rudolph answered with a 7.943.

The top two were followed on the time charts by Jimmy Blewett, Tim Buckwalter, Rob Neely, Ryan Susice, Zane Zeiner, Justin Bonsignore, Scott Kreutter and Anthony Sesely. Ryan Preece may have just as fast but he chose to run the Thursday practices without a transponder. Thus his times were not recorded.

The official one lap record, 8.029 sec., recorded during time trials for the 2015 Gambler’s Classic, by Rudolph, is seemingly there for the taking in Friday time trials.

“I had a problem in the first practice with the ignition. The car kept shutting off,” Jankowiak said. “But it was fixed. We also some chassis and that made the car a whole lot faster.”

Jankowiak’s car is the same a one-of-a-kind creation that won the Friday night TQ feature race in 2015.

All but twenty of the nearly 200 TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot teams entered in this weekend’s Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Indoor auto racing program took advantage of the Thursday night test-and-tune period inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Zach Myers, at 9.458 sec., was fastest in Champ Karts and Dan Spellman, at 9.904, was fastest in Slingshots. Both class records are expected to be broken Friday in time trials along with the TQ official standard.

“The track looks like its coming in pretty well,” said TQ driver Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y. “We should have two grooves by tomorrow. That’s what we want for sure.” Bonsignore’s car carried a Go Pro camera in its first practice session that recorded TV footage for an Atlantic City area sports program.

One driver taking no chances was perennial victory threat Jimmy Blewett of Howell, NJ. Blewett is the only driver in the TQ Midget field to have a ready-to-race back-up car should problems befall his primary car.

“We’re ready,” Blewett said. “I’ve done everything there is to do in a TQ Midget indoors except win one.”

Bonsignore and Blewett were among a dozen and a half drivers racing cars designed and built by Mark Lafler of Ransomville, N.Y.

Erick Rudolph, driver of Lafler’s personal car, is the defending Gambler’s Classic champion and the winner of the first 2016 VP Racing Fuels Indoor Series race at Allentown, Pa.

Tim Buckwalter of Royersford, Pa., is another driver, like Jankowiak, bucking the Lafler trend for this race. He is racing a prototype car designed and built by former driver Paul Lotier, Jr. of Lebanon, Pa.

“The car handled perfectly in practice,” Buckwalter said. “We have something for these guys this weekend. Paul has built a very fast race car. So fast I caught up too quick to the guys ahead of me and didn’t get enough clean laps.”

The nearly five hour test session was slowed a few times for on-track mishaps. Ronnie Mullen, Brick, N.J., skidded into the third turn wall, his car receiving minor suspension bending. Mike Iles, Medford, N.J. averted a possible disaster when he spun in oil dropped by a competitor in front of him. His car did a high speed, 240 degree spin before crashing into the concrete barrier with its left front wheel. Iles’ crew made repairs that allowed him to continue with later practice sessions.

Ted Christopher, Plainville, Ct. veteran and a two time past winner of the Gambler’s classic, was an early practice session victim of engine woes. His crew changed power plants during the practice.

The Thursday practice was the first of three days of NAPA Know How Racing Weekend action at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall with qualifying time trials, heat race and B-Mains scheduled for Friday night. Spectator gates open at 6:30 PM. Escalating speeds and track records are expected.

It all leads up to the fourteenth running of the Gambler’s Classic, the climactic event of NAPA Know How Racing Weekend. Gates open Saturday at 5:00 PM with racing starting promptly at 7:00 PM.

 

 

Gary Gerould Named Grand Marshall of Louie Vermeil Classic Iconic Motorsports Voice latest to be honored at Calistoga

 by: Troy Hennig

ROSEVILLE, CA – (January 24, 2016)…For local dirt track sprint car and midget enthusiasts the Louie Vermeil Classic held at the Calistoga Speedway in the beautiful Napa Valley features a weekend of grassroots racing and a walk down memory lane. While the focus of the weekend is the on track tight knit racing that fans love, it is also an event that recognizes the people who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of motorsports.

On behalf of the HMC Promotions and the Louie Vermeil Classic it is with great honor that we introduce veteran motorsports announcer Gary Gerould as the 2016 Grand Marshall. While many stick and ball sport fans can recognize Gerould as the play by play voice for the NBA Sacramento Kings since 1985, his roots were firmly planted in the motorsports field in the late sixties. Local motorsports fans were always at ease listening to Gerould’s smooth and controlled cadence while announcing racing events at West Capitol Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. His attention to detail and easy going style led him to covering auto racing events up and down the West Coast.

“I have always loved the atmosphere and scenic setting at Calistoga,” said Gerould. “All the top name drivers competed there and all wanted to find success on that track.” He continued by reflecting on the drivers from yesteryear who impressed him. “Competition was always fierce and the battles between drivers like Van Connett, Boyd, Patterson, the Anderson brothers and Hank Butcher were classic.”

Television was always a natural fit for Gerould and his motorsports knowledge. During his vast career, Gerould covered everything from Sprint Car, Indy Car and NHRA events on television. Gerould was on pit road for ABC’s coverage of the Indianapolis 500 from 1990-1999, and 2002-2004. Even though he is best known for covering motorsports, Gerould has also called NFL games and was hired by NBC to cover the 1988 Summer Olympics.

In 2014, Gary Gerould was inducted into the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame. The event is emceed by his son Bobby. Gary’s passion for motorsports trickled down to his son Bobby, who has been the voice of the Louie Vermeil since the inaugural event. Like his father, Bobby started announcing local dirt track sprint car races that has led him to television jobs. It will be a unique situation for racing fans when both Gerould’s will share the microphone at this year’s Louie Vermeil Classic. “I am extremely flattered by being selected the Grand Marshall of this year’s event,” said Gerould. “I’ve always felt like I’m just a racing fan who has been blessed with some amazing opportunities. I am really looking forward to Labor Day weekend and witnessing some great dirt track racing.”

The 9th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic is scheduled to take place September 3rd and 4th at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga. Tickets and information for the Louie Vermeil Classic can be purchased by calling 916-773-7223. Joining the Honda USAC Western Midget Series each night will be the Amsoil USAC/CRA sprint cars.

 

 

Belle-Clair Speedway's 2016 Schedule Released

Millstadt, IL - The 2016 schedule for Belle-Clair Speedway has been released featuring 27 events. The season will begin with a Test N Tune on Saturday, March 12th before returning to running mainly Friday night events. Running a mix of racecars, Belle-Clair will again continue to host UMP Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, and POWRi Midgets and Micros, while adding Mod Lites/Dwarfs and the WAR Sprint Series. The Mod Lite/Dwarf division has been added to help out Doe Run.

2016 will officially kick off with the Shamrock 40 on Friday, March 18th paying $1500 to WIN for Late Models and $750 to WIN for Modifieds. This event will be ran in conjunction with Highland Speedway's Lucky 40 event on Saturday, March 19th.

In addition to the Shamrock 40, Belle-Clair will be hosting fan favorite events including the Scott Credit Union Fan Appreciation Night, the Klein Klassic "28," Scott Credit Union Military Night, UMP Summer Nationals, the TTG 100, Arnie Knepper Memorial, and the Charlene Meents Memorial. Belle-Clair will also host the Wednesday night portion of Illinois SPEED Week featuring POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi Speedway Motors Micros, and POWRi Division II Midgets.

Bringing a new twist for 2016, Belle-Clair will host the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros for a special two-day event during Memorial Day Weekend, deemed the Bull Ring Nationals. Also new to the schedule, Friday, April 15th will be the first appearance for the WAR Sprints during the Non-Wing Nationals. The WAR Series will return for the King of Non-Wing on Friday, July 8th.

2016 will wrap up with the Season Championship on Friday, September 2nd featuring UMP Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks and Micros. The Belleville Bash and the Meents Memorial will run on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st hosting POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors Micros.

Date Event Classes

Sat, March 12th Test - N -Tune All Classes Welcome

Fri, March 18th "Shamrock 40" UMP Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks & Micros

Fri, March 25th ClosedHappy Easter

Fri, April 1st Bob Johnston Classic UMP Late Models & Big Ten Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks & Micros

Fri, April 8th Southern IL. Shootout UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, Micros & Mod Lites/Dwarfs

Fri, April 15th Non Wing Nationals WAR Sprints, POWRi Micro's & Mod Lites/Dwarfs

Fri, April 29th Spring Fling POWRi National Midget's, Micros & Mod Lites/Dwarfs

Fri, May 6th Scott Credit Union Fan Appreciation UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, Micros & Mod Lites/Dwarfs

Fri, May 13thKlein Klassic "28" UMP Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks & POWRi Micros

Thur, May 26th Test - N -Tune All Classes Welcome

Fri, May 27thBull Ring Nationals POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro's

Sat, May 28thBull Ring Nationals POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro's

Sun, May 29th BRN Rain Date POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro's

Fri, June 3rd ClosedShriners Circus

Wed, June 8th Open Wheel Wednesday Illinois SPEED Week POWRi National Midgets, Micros & Division II Midgets

Fri, June 17thSummer Sizzler UMP Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks & Micros

Fri, June 24thBattle of the Board Wall POWRi National Midget's, Micros & Mod Lites/Dwarfs

Wed, June 29th UMP Summer Nationals UMP Late Models, Modifieds & B-Mods

Fri, July 1st Closed Independence Day Weekend

Fri, July 8th King of Non Wing WAR Sprints, POWRi Micro's, Mod Lites & Kid Modz

Fri, July 15 Knepper Memorial POWRi National Midget's, Micros & Mod Lites/Dwarfs

Fri, July 29th Scott Credit Union Military Night UMP Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks & Micros Fri, Aug 5th TTG 100 Lapper UMP Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, Micros & Kid Modz

Sat, Aug 13thDemo Derby Demolition Derby

Fri, Sept 2nd Season Championship UMP Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Pure Stocks & Micros

Fri, Sept 30thBelleville Bash POWRi National Midget's & Micros

Sat, Oct 1st Meents Memorial POWRi National Midget's & Micros

For more information, visit www.belleclairspeedway.com.

 

 

Discount tickets available at O’Reilly Auto Parts for World of Outlaws hosted by Kasey Kahne at Royal Purple Raceway on February 27

BAYTOWN, Texas — January 28, 2016 — Discount tickets are now available for purchase at local participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in the Houston area, as O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series hosted by Kasey Kahne at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas on Saturday, February 27. Each 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.

A special invitation-only “Meet & Greet” will be hosted by Kasey and all tickets purchased at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores before Tuesday, February 23 will be eligible to have their names entered into the random drawing. Information on how to enter is available at www.slspromotions.com. A total of 250 names will be drawn on February 23 for a chance to meet Kasey. Selected fans will be notified via email and/or phone.

With the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 discount, Adult General Admission tickets purchased at participating stores are $30, while Child General Admission (6-12-years-old) are $10. Children ages five-under will be admitted free in the general admission seating section.

Additional information for O’Reilly Auto Parts presents the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series hosted by Kasey Kahne on Saturday, February 27 at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, can be found at www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Bandit Racing Teams With Lorne Wofford and Colby Copeland For 2016 Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: With Bandit Racing’s regular pilot, Josh Williams, focusing on getting into the fire academy, car owner , Gary Williams, and team manager, Billy Muller, are pleased to announce that Lorne Wofford will pilot the new look No. 18w machine as the team competes with the ASCS Southwest Tour, and Colby Copeland will compete with the team in select multi-day events in California.

“I am excited to be able to work with two very talented drivers in 2016,” Muller said. “I have never worked with Lorne before, but he has beaten me on numerous occasions. We had the pleasure of racing with Colby a few times in 2015, and he impresses me every lap, so we are all excited for what 2016 has to offer.”

With driver change comes number change for Bandit Racing. Notably competing with Josh Williams’ No. 41w adorned on the wing over the years, the team will switch to the No. 18w in 2016 leaving the Williams’ number for him when he is able to return to racing.

The plan for the two drivers is simple. The team will go after the ASCS Southwest Championship with veteran driver, Lorne Wofford, who hails from New Mexico, and also have a tentative plan to head to Knoxville, IA in early August to test themselves during the Knoxville 360 Nationals.

Wofford has raced his way to numerous championships in 305ci ranks in the Southwest, and has had success with a 360ci power plant in limited starts. A chance to chase after the ASCS Southwest Championship is an opportunity Wofford has longed for.

“I got a chance to meet Gary Williams racing against him, and we became pretty good friends,” Wofford said. “At the end of the 2015 season I was able to grab a couple of wins and actually beat his car, and subsequently we got to talking about teaming up this off season. I am very excited for this opportunity as this team has great equipment and a great crew chief, and I am eager to go after the ASCS Southwest Championship.”

In late 2015, Bandit Racing competed on a few occasions with Roseville, CA driver, Colby Copeland and had instant success. With the hopes of putting together a full schedule in 2016 not coming to fruition, Bandit Racing and Copeland will still compete in the Golden State on a handful of occasions during multi-day shows kicking off at the Stockton Dirt Track March 18th and 19th.

“I am really happy, and thankful, we were able to put some races together in 2016,” said Colby Copeland. “Everyone at Bandit Racing is low key and it is truly a fun time racing with them, and we seem to race well together.”

Bandit Racing would like to thank King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, MVT, Diversified Machine, EKR Heating and Cooling, EMI, Wings Unlimited, Borello Racing Engines, and Schure Built Suspension for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Bandit Racing will kick their 2016 season off on February 27th at the Arizona Speedway in what marks the season opening event for the ASCS Southwest Series.

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

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“WINTER CHALLENGE” RESUMES FRIDAY; CLAUSON & HODGES EARN TOP HONORS AT CANYON
By Lance Jennings

JANUARY 26, 2016… This Friday, January 29th, the “5th Annual Winter Challenge” will continue at Canyon Speedway in Peoria, Arizona. Featuring the USAC SouthWest and West Coast Sprint Cars, Friday’s main event will pay $2,000-to-win and Saturday’s winner will take home $4,000. Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, racing will start at 7:00pm on Friday and 5:00pm on Saturday. The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs Pure Stocks, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs Renegades, and Dwarf Cars will share the action packed cards. USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series rules apply and for more event, and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call (602) 258-7223 (RACE).

Entering the fourth round of the “Winter Challenge,” Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, Indiana) holds an 18-point advantage. Piloting Mike Martin’s #16B Cancer Treatment Centers of America Maxim, Clauson won the first two nights of the popular mini-series from fourth. In addition, the Indianapolis 500 veteran has one top qualifier award, three heat race victories, and 32 feature laps led. Entering Friday’s event, Bryan has the most wins in “Winter Challenge” history with five triumphs.

While Clauson dominated the first two shows, Josh Hodges (Tijeras, New Mexico) stormed from eleventh to claim Sunday’s $4,000 victory. Racing the family owned #74X Mesilla Valley Transportation Maxim, Hodges sits fourth in the standings with one heat race victory, one hard charger award, and 9 feature laps led to his credit.

3-Time USAC SouthWest Champion R.J. Johnson (Laveen, Arizona) ranks second in the Winter Challenge. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Dennis Gile, Brian Hosford, Kenny Perkins, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Tanner Grau, and Bob Strait round out the top-10 in the point chase.

Canyon Speedway is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Discounted passes for VIP Suite, Reserved, and General Seats are available. Advance tickets are on sale now and more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling (602) 258-7223 (RACE).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
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WINTER CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS:
2012-Tracy Hines, 2013-Bryan Clauson, 2014-Dave Darland, 2015-Ryan Bernal

WINTER CHALLENGE MAIN EVENT WINS:
5-Bryan Clauson, 3- Dave Darland, 3-Tracy Hines, 2-Brady Bacon, 2-Ryan Bernal, 2-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Josh Hodges, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Jon Stanbrough, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2016 WINTER CHALLENGE POINT STANDINGS:
1. Bryan Clauson-212, 2. R.J. Johnson-194, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-192, 4. Josh Hodges-188, 5. Dennis Gile-155, 6. Brian Hosford-146, 7. Kenny Perkins-127, 8. Mike Martin-117, 9. Tanner Grau-98, 10. Bob Strait-95, 11. Tom Ogle-89, --. Michael Curtis-89, 13. David Dykes-87, 14. Guy Weedman-85, 15. Will Perkins-80, 16. Connor Strait-66, 17. Matt McCarthy-65, 18. Shon Deskins-59, 19. Matt Lundy-54, 20. Mason Keefer-52, 21. Andy Reinbold-51, 22. Tye Michocko-19.

2016 FEATURE WINS:
2-Bryan Clauson, 1-Josh Hodges.

2016 TOP QUALIFIERS:
1-Bryan Clauson, 1-Michael Curtis, 1-R.J. Johnson.

2016 HEAT RACE WINS:
3-Bryan Clauson, 2-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Michael Curtis, 1-Josh Hodges, 1-R.J. Johnson.

2016 HARD CHARGERS:
1-Josh Hodges, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Tom Ogle.

2016 FEATURE LAPS LED:
32-Bryan Clauson, 21-Charles Davis Jr., 20-R.J. Johnson, 9-Josh Hodges, 8-Brian Hosford.

JANUARY 22 FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Bryan Clauson (4th), 2. Josh Hodges (10th), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (2nd), 4. R.J. Johnson (9th), 5. Dennis Gile (3rd), 6. Andy Reinbold (7th), 7. Brian Hosford (8th), 8. Tom Ogle (18th), 9. Michael Curtis (6th), 10. Kenny Perkins (1st), 11. Tanner Grau (16th), 12. Guy Weedman (12th), 13. Bob Strait (20th), 14. Will Perkins (17th), 15. Mike Martin (5th), 16. Mason Keefer (11th), 17. David Dykes (15th), 18. Matt McCarthy (14th), 19. Tye Mihocko (13th), 20. Connor Strait (19th). NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Davis, Laps 13-30 Clauson.
HARD CHARGER: Tom Ogle (18th to 8th)

JANUARY 23 FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Bryan Clauson (4th), 2. R.J. Johnson (6th), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (3rd), 4. Josh Hodges (5th), 5. Brian Hosford (1st), 6. Dennis Gile (8th), 7. Tom Ogle (11th), 8. Kenny Perkins (2nd), 9. Mike Martin (17th), 10. Michael Curtis (7th), 11. Tanner Grau (14th), 12. David Dykes (13th), 13. Bob Strait (10th), 14. Connor Strait (15th), 15. Will Perkins (18th), 16. Mason Keefer (12th), 17. Guy Weedman (9th), 18. Matt McCarthy (16th). NT
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**Weedman flipped during the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 Hosford, Laps 9-17 Davis, Laps 18-30 Clauson.
HARD CHARGER: Mike Martin (17th to 9th)

JANUARY 24 FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Josh Hodges (11th), 2. R.J. Johnson (3rd), 3. Bryan Clauson (6th), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (5th), 5. Shon Deskins (4th), 6. Matt Lundy (2nd), 7. Dennis Gile (10th), 8. Mike Martin (9th), 9. Brian Hosford (8th), 10. Kenny Perkins (1st), 11. Bob Strait (13th), 12. Tanner Grau (17th), 13. David Dykes (12th), 14. Guy Weedman (16th), 15. Matt McCarthy (15th), 16. Will Perkins (7th), 17. Connor Strait (14th). NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Johnson, Lap 21 Clauson, Laps 22-30 Hodges.
HARD CHARGER: Josh Hodges (11th to 1st)

2016 WINTER CHALLENGE SCHEDULE:
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
January 29: Canyon Speedway - Peoria, AZ ($2,000-to-Win)
January 30: Canyon Speedway - Peoria, AZ ($4,000-to-Win)

 

 

60th International Classic Weekend & Oswego Speedway Season Tickets Now on Sale


OSWEGO, NY (January 27, 2016) – Oswego Speedway officials announced this week season ticket pricing and 60th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend ticket packages, which for the first time in several years are available for under $100.

Fans are now able to visit Oswego Speedway’s box office Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to reserve their seats for the entire season or specific Budweiser Classic Weekend packages, to get a jumpstart on 2016.

General admission and reserved seating grandstand packages are available as well as season long VIP tower suite packaging and pit passes for the Speedway’s 2016 regular season. Season ticket packages will again carry an option to include Budweiser International Classic Weekend, as well as Race of Champions Weekend tickets in your overall purchase.

Pricing for 2016 grandstand and pit area season tickets will see a decrease from 2014 and 2015.

This year’s grandstand packages will again include a ‘Regular Season’ pass as well as a ‘Classic Weekend Season’ pass and a ‘Full Season’ pass – which includes Race of Champions Weekend.

‘Regular Season’ grandstand packages will be priced at $200 for general admission seating and $250 for reserved seating. This package includes all racing events at the Speedway with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

‘Classic Weekend Season’ passes for the grandstand area will be set at $285 for general admission seating and $340 in reserved seating. This package includes all racing events at the Speedway with the exception of only Race of Champions Weekend.

‘Full Season’ passes for the grandstand are will be set at $355 for general admission seating and $415 in reserved seating. This package includes all racing events at the Speedway in 2016, including Race of Champions Weekend.

A $30 senior citizen discount is available on all grandstand packages for those aged 60 and up.

Season pit passes will also again be split between ‘Regular Season’ passes, ‘Classic Weekend Season’ passes, and ‘Full Season’ passes.

‘Regular Season’ pit passes will be set at $325 in 2016, with ‘Classic Weekend Season’ pit passes marked at $450.

‘Full Season’ pit passes, including Race of Champions Weekend, are set at $525.

Yearlong admission to the beautiful Oswego Speedway VIP area, which includes entry onto the breathtaking Speedway sky deck high above the grandstand, is available for regular season events at only $800. This price includes all you can eat food and beverage, air-conditioned seating, closed circuit HD television coverage of the racing, and a free Speedway program.

In honor of Oswego Speedway’s 60th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend, running from September 2-4, the Speedway has put together updated grandstand seating packages, with two options available for under $100 for the entire weekend.

A two day general admission pass, which includes Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150 and ISMA’s Super Nationals 60, as well as Sunday’s Pathfinder Bank SBS Classic 75 and the Budweiser International Classic 200, will be available for only $90.

A two day reserved pass, including all of the above, is available for only $95.

Fans that purchase either a Saturday/Sunday combo general admission or Saturday/Sunday combo reserved seat will receive a free voucher to Friday night’s action which will include open practice, Budweiser International Classic and SBS Classic pole day time trials, as well as SBS Classic heat races.

Individual Classic ticket prices include ‘Fast Friday’ pole day qualifying which will feature general admission seating only, priced at just $5, inviting fans to come in and enjoy the day and night’s action into the front grandstand, before moving to the infield for the annual Party in the Pits.

The infield Party in the Pits is free to spectators, following on track action on Friday.

A one day Saturday pass will be set at $45 general admission and $50 reserved.

Sunday’s passes, with the addition of the SBS Classic 75, will remain the same as in previous years with general admission seating available for $55 and reserved seating at $60.

A Saturday/Sunday pit pass will be available for $100, with a three day pass available at $125.

Kids 5 and under are admitted free to Classic Weekend for general admission grand stand seating with three day general admission seating for kids 6-16 available for only $30.

Individual seating for kids aged 6-16 is also available for $5 on Friday, $20 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday.

Reserved seating for kids 16 and under is full price.

Classic Weekend tickets will be made available at the Speedway’s will call window.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, as well as complete ticketing information, be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or
FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

To purchase tickets or to order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Announce Exciting new Sponsorship, the 7-12 Challenge!
By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – As the new year approaches and we get ready to celebrate the 33rd Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, new and exciting sponsorship programs are being added to the already long list of backers.

For 2016 we like to introduce the new 7-12 Challenge for each full point event. Any driver that wins the 25 lap A-Main and started in positions 7-12 will collect an extra $100 in their pay envelope at night's end.

Now, to make the program even more exciting, if a driver that wins did not come from those positions, the $100 carries over. It will carry over until it gets claimed! If or when it does, it will go back to $100 for the next event and start building all over again.

The 2016 schedule is just about ready to be released. Teams will be excited to know that they will be racing for more $$ than ever before and with less travel. Many specials and surprises will make for one of the most exciting tours.

Steve Poirier is six-time and defending champion. The list is who's, who in looking to top the Quebec star and become Lucas Oil Champion. Names such as Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Chuck Hebing, Tommy Wickham, Paulie Colagiovanni, Shawn Donath, Dave Axton, Dylan Swiernik, Parker Evans, Mike Stelter, Denny Peebles, Chad Miller and a host of others will be hitting most if not all of the point shows this year.

The new year will span from April to November and visit some of the very best dirt tracks in the Northeast and Canada. Stay tuned for even more special announcements in the weeks to come. As always the tradition continues of excitement guaranteed!

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

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

 

 

S&W Performance Group

January 25, 2016 – The S&W Performance Group is pleased to announce they are an official VP Racing Fuels dealer. The entire VP product line including; Racing Fuels, SEF Small Engine Fuels, Additives ‘Maddatives’ and Performance Products such as Specialty Lubricants, Performance Chemicals, Traction Compounds and Fuel Handling Accessories are now available through S&W. Due to VP’s large distribution network, most products will be delivered within 2 business days within continental USA. “VP Racing Fuels is a powerful addition to S&W’s expanding Made in the USA line card, said S&W President Michael Weney. “They offer a wide range of products that will ‘fit’ our race industry and commercial client needs.” S&W will arrange for drop shipments either direct to the customer’s location or to S&W’s facility for customer pick-up. They encourage local customers to call ahead, as they will carry a limited supply of the most popular fuels, lubricants and accessories at their Spring City, PA location. The complete VP product line can be viewed at http://www.vpracingfuels.com/ Your order can be placed with a S&W Sales Representative by calling Toll Free 1-800-523-3353. In addition, you will soon be able to purchase VP’s Top 10 best sellers on S&W’s secure website. http://www.swracecars.com/

For additional information, please call Toll Free 1-800-532-3353 and/or visit S&W at www.swracecars.com

 

 

Reserved seats on sale for Brad Doty Classic at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – While the finishing touches are being made to the 2016 racing schedule for Attica Raceway Park, one date has had fans across the region excited – Tuesday, July 12. That’s when the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series returns to “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant for the 28th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics.

The Brad Doty Classic has become one of the “must win” races on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule. While also honoring one of the best drivers who ever strapped into a sprint car, the event has also created some of the best racing highlights in the sport’s history since its inception in 1989 at Attica Raceway Park (fans remember local racer Alvin Roepke screaming “Holy moley, I won the Doty,” in victory lane at Attica in 2002).

The Brad Doty Classic returns to Attica Raceway Park after a 10 year run at Limaland Motorsports Park. The move back to Attica came about after a collaborative effort with Limaland and Attica officials along with Doty and the World of Outlaws.

“I can’t express my thanks enough to all my friends at Ohio Logistics, Racing Optics, UNOH and Callies Performance Products for their continued support! Also, thanks to Dr. Jeff Jarvis and the crew at Limaland Motorsports Park, John Bores and Rex LeJeune and all their staff at Attica Raceway Park and the World of Outlaws for all the work they have done to make this race so special. The amount of encouragement from the fans and race teams for the move back to Attica has been heartwarming and I can’t wait for July to get here,” said Doty

“The amount of fan interest in the Brad Doty Classic returning to Attica has been fantastic. We have expanded the reserved seating area and added a hotline for fans,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park."

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics will go on sale Monday, Feb. 1. The top 10 rows in Sections A through J will be reserved seating. Reserved seats are $35 (add $2 per ticket if using a credit card and $1 per order if mailed in United States.). A seating chart is located at www.atticaracewaypark.com in the seating chart tab at the top – open the seating chart and click on the desired section (seats in blue are already reserved). Fans can call the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics ticket hotline at 567-342-2913.

Fans are also reminded the Brad Doty Classic has a rain date of Wednesday, July 13.

Brad Doty Classic Winners
1989 – Steve Kinser
1990 – Jack Hewitt
1991 – Bobby Allen
1992 – Rained Out
1993 – Mark Keegan
1994 – Danny Smith
1995 – Randy Kinser
1996 – Dale Blaney
1997 – Tyler Walker
1998 – Jeff Shepard
1999 – Butch Schroeder
2000 – Kelly Kinser
2001 – Danny Smith (2)
2002 – Alvin Roepke
2003 – Dean Jacobs
2004 – Greg Wilson
2005 – Stevie Smith
2006 – Joey Saldana
2007 – Jac Haudenschild
2008 – Jason Meyers
2009 – Steve Kinser (2)
2010 – Dale Blaney (2)
2011 – Donny Schatz
2012 – Kerry Madsen
2013 – Donny Schatz (2)
2014 – Paul McMahan
2015 – Rained Out

 

 

Wichita Falls Trade Show One Week Away! Big Announcement!

Wichita Falls, Texas – January 19, 2016 - The final 4 Speed Promotion event for the 2015-2016 off season is just one week away as Greg Deatherage is set to present the annual Texas Racer’s/High Performance Trade Show, Auction and Swap Meet on Friday and Saturday night, February 5-6, 2016. This event will once again take place at the MPEC Center in the JS Birdwell Arena in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Since 1985 Deatherage has brought his Midwest Winter Race Show to Wichita Falls and despite a hiatus when the original Wichita Falls dirt track closed, is now back and growing in popularity in large part to Red River Speedway’s opening a couple years ago.

Consignments and trade show booth space are still available and you must call ahead to reserve. Also, all track promoters will have a free booth available to them to help promote their 2016 race season. As of now Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore) and Red River Speedway have already reserved their booths.

Just announced! United Modified Touring Series hot shoe Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas will have a trailer full of modified parts and accessories as well as his souvenir trailer. This is a golden chance for all modified and even sport mod drivers to get some of the best equipment from one of the best modified drivers in the country.

There’s more! Hatfield Racing Engines will be bringing tons of engine parts and accessories and Brodix Cylinder Heads will also be bringing a huge amount of internal engine parts.

Set-up and consignment day is Friday, February 5, from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. One day sale will be taking place on Saturday from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. The JS Birdwell Arena is located 111 North Burnett in Wichita Falls.

To reserve your booth space and consignments call Greg (580) 940-723-7241. You can also find more trade show information on the official Midwest Winter Race Show website www.raceshow.net.

Save the money you would spend on shipping and store costs and make plans to attend the final High Performance/Race Show Auction of the year next Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, 2016 in Wichita Falls, Texas!

 

 

Joey Saldana Excited For Roth Motorsports ‘Home Game’ During Upcoming Budweiser Bash at Bakersfield Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the helm of the Roth Motorsports No. 83 machine in 2016, Joey Saldana is looking forward to running close to Roth Motorsports’ shop in April when the World of Outlaws return to the Bakersfield Speedway for the Budweiser Bash.

“I am excited for the 2016 season and to be teaming back up with Dennis and Teresa Roth,” said Joey Saldana. “They have been so involved in this sport over the years, and I am looking forward to running so close to the shop at the start of the year. We only get to run close to the home base on a couple of occasions and hopefully we can have a good showing when we return to Bakersfield Speedway.”

Climbing aboard the Fresno, CA based Roth Motorsports No. 83, Saldana comes into the 2016 season as the World of Outlaws most recent winner as he claimed the World Finals win back in November in Charlotte, NC.

The return of the World of Outlaws to the Bakersfield Speedway on April 15th gives Saldana and his Roth Motorsports team a chance to run in front of many Roth Motorsports supporters, and they will be looking for another trophy to add to the Roth Motorsports collection.

Coming off of a season that saw him finish sixth in the season standings and pick up three feature event win, Saldana is hopeful that a reunion with Roth Motorsports will see him return to championship contending form.

In the World of Outlaws most recent visit to the Bakersfield Speedway Saldana had success has he finished in the second spot aboard the Volcano Joe’s No. 2 machine.

“So much has changed over the years it is hard to look back at 2005 results,” Saldana said. “It is good knowing you have ran well at the track before, but it will basically be an even playing field for everyone, but I am looking forward to it.”

Tickets for the Budweiser Bash are now on sale, and fans can purchase their $40 reserved seating seats by calling 1-844-Dirt-Tix (347-8849). General Admission Tickets will be available for $35 while Kids 12-Under will be admitted for just $15.

Those wishing to camp out at the Bakersfield Speedway will be able to do so at no cost, and spots are available on a first come-first serve basis.

On April 15th, the World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars will make their return to the Bakersfield Speedway and the IMCA Modifieds, as well as the IMCA Stock Cars will join them for what should be a great night of racing during the Budweiser Bash.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to the Bakersfield Speedway for more information on this event by following on twitter @BakoSpeedway, ‘Liking’ the track on Facebook at www. Facebook.com/Bakersfield.Speedway, or by clicking over to www.bakersfieldspeedway.com.

The Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 N. Chester Ext. Bakersfield, CA 93308.

 

 

Murcott Claims Prelude Night In Action Packed Feature

David Murcott’s defence of his Australian Championship Crown stepped up a gear tonight at Sungold Stadium when he prevailed over nearly 80 cars in what was an action packed night of racing.

Split qualifying was again the order of the day with such a large field of cars present with Murcott and Daniel Pestka both picking up $500 for being the fastest qualifiers in their respective groups.

The two non-qualifiers events were the next to be contested with Ian Madsen, Max Johnson, Chad Ely and Nick Lacey from Flight One and Brooke Tatnell, Daniel Harding, Dion Bellman and Ben Atkinson all earning transfers to the back of the Semi-Final style B-Mains later in the evening.

With a six car inversion on a slick race track that led to a heavy cushion, the four ten car heats were also going to be action packed with the top two in each heat locking into the “King of the Pool” top eight shoot-out, while cars finishing third and fourth were also set to transfer directly to the A-Main.

The heat winners were Danny Dietrich (W56), James McFadden (NQ25), Brett Milburn (V68) and Jordyn Brazier (Q21), while they were joined in the “King of the Bool” by David Murcott from sixth, Kyle Hirst from sixth, Jye O’Keeffe from pole and Jamie Veal from fifth.

The Annual Prelude to the Championship foot race was again hotly contested with Jamie Veal and Crew Man?? Carson Macedo claiming the brand new complete Front end assembly courtesy of Parr Motorsports.

The King of the Bool was next on the agenda with Murcott eventually setting up a front row start alongside Kyle Hirst having triumphed over the field.

The two B-Main style semi finals saw two cars transfer to the back of the A-Main with Darren Mollenoyux tasting success in the first of the two 15 lap events, while in the second semi final Robbie Farr and Steven Lines also managed to lock themselves into the 30 lap A-Main event.

From that point forward it was all eyes on the $5,000.00 winners purse as a field of 20 cars greeted the starter.

From the get go it was Murcott who was dominant, while the likes of Hirst, McFadden, Milburn, Veal and Madsen all peppered away, running what was a very brave and fast way around the high side of Premier Speedway.

Having traded numerous slide jobs and at one point with a three way battle for second third and fourth ensuing as the field went by the flag stand it was Murcott who did enough to take the win, as all hell broke loose behind him!

With Hirst claiming second, Madsen and McFadden made contact with Madsen spinning across the line and McFadden flipping his way by the starter!

However both their efforts amounted to nothing with both drivers relegated back through the field as Line’s amazing charge from position 20 eventually rewarded with third place in what was an incredible drive from the pilot of the Halls Motorsport W3.

Veal capped off another solid night with fourth while Darren Mollenoyux claimed fifth.

Rounding out the top ten were Terry McCarl, Danny Dietrich, Randy Hannagan, Matt Egel and Jamie Maiolo.

They were followed by Jye O’Keeffe, McFadden, Kerry Madsen and Jack Lee while the non-finishers were Brett Milburn, Andrew Scheuerle, Ryan Jones, Shaun Dobson, Jordyn Brazier and Robbie Farr.

The next event at Premier Speedway is the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship which is set to kick off this Friday January 29 and continue to its conclusion on Sunday January 31, 2016.

 

 

Jack Sodeman Jr. Officially Crowned Mercer Champion

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

North Jackson, Ohio (January 26, 2016) - For the second time in his career, Jack Sodeman, Jr., was crowned champion of Mercer Raceway Park, earning the 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 sprint car title for car owner Jimmy Seger. The North Jackson, Ohio, native used two victory lane appearances to help seal his championship fate, including a victory during the final night of the regular season. Sodeman closed out his championship chase with a near 130 point advantage in the final standings.

“I’m really happy for this race team” Sodeman explained, “Earning another track championship is really special. It says a lot about the race team you are with and the crew that you have. I want to thank Jimmy Seger for the opportunity in 2015. There are a great group of guys who race at Mercer every weekend...coming out ahead says a lot.”

Jack Sodeman, Jr., now has a total of five track championships on his resume, including a prior Mercer Raceway Park title in 2013. The second generation racer earned a Sportsman’s Speedway title in 2000, followed by back-to-back Sharon Speedway championships in 2009 and 2010.

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.

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Recent Highlights: Earned the B.O.S.S. non-wing main event win during Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede on October 25th. Claimed 2015 Mercer Raceway Park championship.

2015 Wins: 4

2016 Wins: N/A

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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.

 

 

Chase Dietz Will Rejoin Godfrey and Gobrecht in 2016

Complete Schedule TBD

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (January 26, 2016) - After a successful 2015 campaign in the 358 sprint ranks with car owner Troy Godfrey, resulting in a Williams Grove Speedway track championship and five victories at two different Pennsylvania ovals, Chase Dietz is pleased to announce that he will continue his driving duties in the Godfrey Racing Engines, No. 5G. The only change will be engine size, as the team plans to focus solely on 410 sprint car competition in 2016.

“This is an exciting step for this race team” Chase Dietz said, “We proved to be a great combination last season, so we’re excited to take the next step and see what we can do with a ‘410.’ I can’t thank Troy Godfrey and the entire crew enough for this chance. They never fail to give me great equipment and put me in a position to win races. We have a lot of confidence heading into the season so we’ll see what we can do.”

Chase Dietz and Troy Godfrey, who is celebrating 25 years of racing in 2016, will organize a schedule comprised of roughly 20 events around the Central Pennsylvania circuit. On top of that, the team will continue their tradition of contributing the local community through racing.

Dietz will also return to the cockpit of the Scott Gobrecht-owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, ServiceMaster Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, No. 44D in 2016. The duo earned one victory in 2015 during 410 competition; a career first feat for Chase Dietz. The team will make their season debut during the Lincoln Speedway ‘Icebreaker’ on Saturday, February 27. A set schedule for the upcoming year has not yet been determined.

“I’m happy to be back with Scott Gobrecht and his team this season” Dietz explained, “I earned my first ever ‘410’ win with him, so getting a chance to continue that relationship is really special. It looks like we’ll mold a schedule around what we had last year. We learned a lot last season and now know where we need to be. I’m confident that we have what it takes to get back to victory lane.”

If all goes according to plan, Chase Dietz will also participate in select midget events in 2016.

“I’d love the chance to drive a midget” Dietz explained, “We are working on a few possibilities right now. I am open to other opportunities, also.”

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned career-first “410” sprint car victory on Saturday, August 15, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA

2015 Wins: 6 (4 “358” wins at Williams Grove (PA); 1 “358’ win at Susquehanna Speedway Park (PA); 1 “410” win - Lincoln Speedway - PA)

2016 Wins: N/A

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

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

 

 

SIMON INKS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH MT BAKER VAPOR

Landon Simon will pilot the Mt Baker Vapor DRC Chassis #24 for 40+ races in 2016 and beyond

INDIANAPOLIS (January 26, 2016) – Landon Simon Racing announced today the multi-year extension of Mount Baker Vapor Electronic Cigarettes to the Indiana-based non-wing sprint car team as primary sponsor for 2016 and beyond.

"It gives us great pleasure to announce that we will be continuing our relationship with Landon Simon for the next three years. In many ways, he has grown as a driver alongside our growth as a company. We believe that Landon's passion for racing and the motorsport community exemplifies our own vision of being leaders in the vaping industry. He has exposed us to a unique demographic, and has laid the framework for how we want our brand to be perceived,” said James Thompson Co-owner and CEO of Mt Baker Vapor.

Mt Baker Vapor backed Landon Simon Racing in 2014 and continued their support into 2015 for a 40-race schedule. The renewal includes a multi-year agreement that includes USAC national events as well as specialty races to be announced at a later date.

"Landon and the entire crew at LSR have been amazing to work with. You will not find a more dedicated group of people. They are constantly in touch, sharing new pictures of the Mt Baker Vapor #24 car, highlight videos, and other promo material. Their social media presence is top-notch. They do an incredible job of interacting with our own social media pages as well. They understand that sponsorship is a team activity and work hard to make sure Landon and MBV get as much love as possible," said Jesse Webb, Co-owner and CEO of Mt Baker Vapor.

The Tipp City, Ohio native has competed in the USAC National Sprint Car Series, the King of Indiana Sprint Series (KISS), Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) and local events in the past. In 2015 Simon picked up three BOSS wins, including an event that ended with Simon taking the checkered followed by Thomas Meseraull in the second Mt Baker Vapor team car for a 1-2 finish. He collected 15 top tens and three runner-ups. In two years with Mt Baker Vapor, Simon has raced 90 events at 27 race tracks in 12 different states.

"Landon Simon Racing has been a fantastic partner for the last two seasons and I am thrilled to continue that partnership for the next three years! LSR and motorsports in general have an incredible fanbase that we are honored to be a part of,” said Michael Sullivan, Mt. Baker Vapor Endorsement Accounts Manager.

From an economic standpoint, Mt. Baker Vapor makes ecigarettes very cost effective. By switching to ecigarettes you’ll usually spend less than half of what you used to spend on tobacco-filled cigarettes. An economical starter kit includes batteries, atomizers, cartridges, charger and liquid nicotine for less than the price of a carton of generic cigarettes.

Mt. Baker Vapor offers nicotine dosages ranging from extra strong, to mild, to no nicotine content at all. You can choose from hundreds of juice options, including specialty flavors, or create your own at www.mtbakervapor.com

“We take great pride in being associated with Mt. Baker Vapor,” said Landon Simon, race team owner and driver of the No. 24 car. “We are very lucky to be partnered with a company that believes in us like we believe in them. Like Mt Baker Vapor, our team is very driven and that makes this partnership a great fit.

“Their products are nothing short of extraordinary. They not only can help traditional cigarette smokers switch to a healthy alternative, but they make the lifestyle safer and more affordable,” added Simon.

Mt. Baker Vapor has activated an exclusive coupon code with unlimited use and no expiration on behalf of this partnership. Enter LandonSimon24 and receive 11% off your order at www.mtbakervapor.com

For more information, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com

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BOARDWALK HALL IS READY TO HOST NAPA KNOW HOW RACING WEEKEND JAN.29-30; ENTRY LISTS AT CAPACITY; DRIVERS FROM TEN STATES AND CANACA TO CONVERGE ON ATLANTIC CITY

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 26, 2016 . . . Though the winds blew, the snow flew and the tide rose last weekend in Atlantic City, historic Boardwalk Hall and all roads leading to it are open. And thus the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend, highlighted by Saturday night’s Gambler’s Classic for Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets will go on as scheduled.

“Our drivers and our officials are ready to go racing,” said Len Sammons, President of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP), organizer for the fourteenth annual races held inside Boardwalk Hall.

Nearly two hundred drivers are ready to hit the concrete eighth-mile oval, running in three classes. The TQ Midgets are the main class. The lightning fast machines require a fine touch to navigate through the heavy traffic that accompanies these races.

Five of the eight past winners of Saturday night TQ main event - the Gambler’s Classic are entered for the 2016 running.

Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y. is the defending race winner; he also won in 2012. Anthony Sesely, Hazlet, N.J. won the 2014 and 2013 races while Ted Christopher, Plainville, Ct., scored wins in 2011 and 2009.

No driver has more experience in the field than does 2010 and 2006 race winner Lou Cicconi, Jr. of Aston, Pa. Cicconi will be driving as a teammate to Christopher. He will also be involved as the owner of a four-car team of revolutionary TQ Midgets to be driven by Pa. Dirt Modified super star Jeff Strunk, nationally known Midget Car driver Alex Bright, Ohio Sprint Car driver John Ivy and long-time USAC competitor Russ Gamester of Indiana. The radically designed cars have raced only once before, on Jan. 2 in Allentown, Pa., where results were mixed.

Joey Payne of Fairlawn, N.J., winner of the 2007 and 2004 Gamblers’s Classic races is also an entrant along with his teenage son, Anthony, an accomplished full size Midget driver.

All told, nearly 100 TQ Midget teams will be in the pit area for the weekend of racing.

This, coupled with full fields of Champ Karts and Slingshots, means that the fourteenth annual LSMP event has the potential to break all records for number of team entries.

Rudolph, the winner of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels opener January 2 in Allentown, Pa., will be racing for the highest stakes. If Rudolph wins the Saturday night race in Atlantic City, he’ll remain eligible to receive a $10,000 bonus prize posted by Vahlco Racing Wheels. If he then wins the Saturday night, February 27th Battle Of Trenton series finale.

The weekend schedule for Atlantic City calls for the TQ Midgets, Slingshot and Champ Karts to hit the track for time trials on Friday afternoon, setting the stage for Friday night’s racing action. A newly designed points system will be used for Friday night’s events that will thrill the fans with the faster qualifiers starting deep in the field. The top 80 TQ Midgets from time trials will be split into four 20 car, 20 lap qualifying events with the fastest qualifier in each race starting 10th. The winners of those events and the top five combined point earners from time trials and the qualifying races will lock themselves into Saturday night’s A-Main.

On Saturday night the TQ Midgets will run six heat races and three B-mains to fill out the 24 car starting field for the 40 Gambler’s Classic A-Main.

The Champ Karts and Slingshots will run preliminary qualifying races on Friday night, final last chance races Saturday afternoon and feature races Saturday night. Both classes will run 25-lap feature races with 24 starters to take the green flag.

Reserved seat tickets for the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Boardwalk Hall are still available but in limited quantity. There are plenty of general admission seats that remain for sale.

Tickets are available from the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Box office, all Ticketmaster offices and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To order by phone, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or 1-800-745-3000.

 

 

It All Started With a Dream- Young Gun Clyde Knipp to take on Outlaws

By Justin Snyder- Mechanicsburg

Growing up in California, Missouri, Clyde Knippalways wondered what the roaring sounds were that filled the air every weekend from May to August.

He’d hear the engines and the announcer calling races from the nearby Double-X Speedway and his curiosity as a 10-year old had him asking his father to take him.

Minutes into his first trip to the speedway, it was love at first sight. While his dad was interested in stock cars, late models and street stocks, Clyde was fascinated by the Sprint Cars.

“The shape of the wing and the sound of them coming through the turns, I knew right away that this would be more than just a hobby for me,” said Knipp. “From then on out, all I cared about was racing all day and everyday.”

Little did he know how soon that dream would be become a reality. While most 17 year olds are preparing for college and heading out into the work force, Knipp will be gaining his education as a touring member of the World of Outlaws racing against the best sprint car drivers in the world.

“It’s really been a whirlwind. Everyone keeps telling me that I’m crazy, but this is what I’ve waited my whole life for. It’s my dream and there is no better time than now to chase it.”

Most drivers take their time learning the ropes of racing and spend many years on the local racing circuit honing their craft. For some drivers, the opportunity to travel never becomes a reality.

But for Knipp, the opportunity came after only 1 year of racing experience.

“I’m about as new at this as one can be when it comes to experience,” said Knipp. “I know that the odds are against us, but I’m ready to prove doubters wrong and soak as much in as I can along the way.”

Confidence is not hard to come by in this young man’s eyes. It was that same fighting spirit and ambition that got Knipp involved with his car owner and crew chief, Andy Korte, four years ago.

After that first night at the track, he attended more races over the next few years as a fan and struck up a friendship with Korte, former owner of the Wingless Auto Racing series. His mind consumed with racing, the then-15 year old ambitiously asked him for a job.

“Andy was from the same town as me and I just had to find a way to be involved in the sport more,” said Knipp. “I guess he could tell that I really liked racing and he decided to take a chance on me and hired me to shoot video.”

Over the next two seasons, Knipp served as a videographer and part-time announcer for the series. He would interview drivers and get involved in any aspect that was needed.

His spirited attitude and willingness to learn once again caught the eye of Korte, who decided to give the young enthusiast an opportunity of a lifetime.

Before creating W.A.R., Korte had previously wrenched on cars driven by guys like Jesse Hockett and Brian Brown. After four seasons promoting the series, he was getting the itch again to work on cars.

“I had always talked about one day driving sprint cars and it just so happened Andy had been thinking about wrenching again. So we decided we were getting a car and he told me I could give it a try and we’d see how it worked out.”

Throughout the 2015 season, Knipp competed in both wing and non-wing series such as the National Sprint League, MOWA, USAC, WAR and All Star Circuit of Champions.

He finished the year with 11 top 10 finishes and two top fives spread out amongst the various series.

“This year was all about gaining comfort in the car and getting my feet wet,” said Knipp. “Everybody wants to win races, but if I’m learning along the way that’s as good as a win to me.”

After much debate and thinking, the team decided they wanted to travel more in 2016. A few of their sponsors stepped up, and when considering tow money and traveling schedules, it was decided that the WoO made the most sense.

“It really was a no brainer after we put it down on paper and drew everything up,” said Knipp. “The point fund and tow money set up made it the best bang for our buck. And there is no better way to gain experience then seeing a different track every night we race.”

The team will kick off the season in February at Volusia Speedway Park, in Florida, then head to Cotton Bowl Speedway and Royal Purple Speedway in Texas.

They will then take a short break so Clyde can fulfill a promise he made to his family to graduate high school.

“My whole family is on board, but they insisted that I finish up high school and get an education. It was kind of their only rule before saying yes to me doing this.”

CKR will then pick back up with the WoO in May at the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway and finish out the remaining 2016 season with them.

He’s really excited about coming to Pennsylvania and visiting the historical Central PA tracks.

“Last October I did a project for school about the National Open Benefit and everything that they do for sprint car racing and the injured drivers fund,” said Knipp. “I’ve always found that really cool and it’s a unique opportunity to visit some of the most famous tracks in the country.”

He added that he was looking forward to bonding with the fans and showing the Pennsylvania crowds what he has to offer.

“I know all about the PA Posse and Outlaws rivalry and I’ve learned that the PA fans are some of the best in the country. I’ll be coming in as an Outlaw, but I hope to make a few fans while out there and do a good job.”

Some of his favorite drivers are Brian Brown, Bryan Clauson and Justin Henderson. He is also inspired by what the Pennsylvania based Shark Racing has accomplished by running on the national tour.

“We are a little team and we are new to this whole deal. Seeing guys like Logan and Jacob make it out there gives me plenty of confidence that we can do it too. Hopefully we can fit in and make some friends along the way.”

Along with it being the day of his birthday (May 13) and his grandpa’s lucky number, one of his heroes in racing is part of the reason they will run the number 13.

“Andy worked very closely with Jesse Hockett as his crew chief for 5 years and he ran a number 13 with Tom Buch. I never got to see him race because he passed away in 2010. But Andy always told me about his drive and determination and I’ve really tried to embrace that attitude. I wish I could have met him, but this is kind of to honor him as well.”

The team will run Eagle chassis on the tour along with all EMI components. Other sponsors that have come on board include Roush Construction, Al & Diane’s Red Onion Lounge, Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps, Cooper Racing Supply, Indy Race Parts, Team Race Life Apparel, Greens Petroleum, Shure Built Suspension, Simpson Indy, and Korte Transportation.

?They are continuing to search for more sponsorship and are excited about the 2016 season.

?“I wouldn’t be able to do this without all of the support of these sponsors and people like Tom, Andy and my family behind me. I kind of have to pinch myself to remind myself that this is all real sometimes, but I hope to be figure in sprint car racing for many years to come. I can’t wait to get started”

For more information on becoming a sponsor for team CKR or to purchase official Clyde Knipp Racing Apparel please email clydeknippracing@gmail.com.

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Madsen Crowned King Again Before Strong Showing at Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- 2016 has been very kind to Kerry Madsen. Not even a month into the New Year, the Australian pilot has been red hot and that continued over the last week as Madsen won the King’s Challenge for the second year in a row before a second place showing during the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic.

“It was a sensational week for this Keneric Racing/American Racing team,” Madsen explained. “We started it off well by winning the Kings Challenge and we had a really nice showing at the Classic. We would have liked to have been one spot better, but we gave it a very good go.”

After lining up on the front row for the King’s Challenge at the Borderline Speedway, ‘The Madman’ fended off the advances Robbie Farr and Dave Murcott as he captured the race win for the second consecutive year aboard the Keneric Racing/American Racing backed No. 29 machine.

Taking to the Premier Speedway on Friday night for his qualifying attempt during the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic, Madsen timed the American Racing Custom Wheels entry in second fastest in his time trials flight before picking up heat race finishes of second place and seventh place.

Lining up eighth in the preliminary night feature event, Madsen put on an excellent charge as he flexed his muscle during the course of the race. Working his way from the fourth row, Madsen made a late move to work into the second spot.

With five laps to go he would look to chase down race leader, James McFadden who had a sizeable lead over the field. Cutting into McFadden’s lead lap after lap, Madsen would come up just short of the win at the checkered flag, but was sitting in a great place heading into Sunday night.

Starting the night 12th in points, Madsen would work his way from his fourth row starting spot in his final heat race of the weekend to finish in the second spot and earn valuable points for ‘The Classic’ feature event.

Moving to fifth in the standings, the St. Marys, NSW native would line up in the third row for the championship feature event.

Battling with the likes of Kyle Hirst and Robbie Farr, Madsen would race his way into the second spot as he ran in Jamie Veal’s wake. With the white flag in the air, Madsen would see the yellow lights flash, setting up a green-white-checkered finish, and giving him one last shot at Veal with ‘The Classic’ title on the line.

Doing all he could in the final two laps, Madsen could not get by Veal and closed his weekend out with a second place finish, a position he hope he can improve on during the Australian Title that is on tap this week.

“We had a great car, and we gave it everything we had,” Madsen added. “We would have loved to win this for the Gavranich Family and our supporters at American Racing Custom Wheels, but we will take this great finish and look ahead to the Australian Title.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-8, Wins-3, Top-5’s-5, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and the Keneric Racing/American Racing team will stay in Warrnambool, AU this week as they will be in action for the Prelude To The Title tonight before taking aim at the Australian Title this weekend.

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2016 Patriot Sprint Tour Series Schedule Announced


Contact: Paul Harkenrider, PST Public Relations, Ph: 607-237-6372<tel:607-237-6372>, Email: pth3@alfred.edu<mailto:pth3@alfred.edu>

(Sodus, NY) The Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) is pleased to announce its tentative racing schedule for the 2016 season which includes 34 events at 22 different venues, encompassing New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and the Canadian province of Ontario. A total of 27 events comprise the PST American tour plus nine additional shows in the mix to make up the PST Canadian tour.
“We’re a bit ahead with the 2016 schedule and I’m working with a few track promoters in the Northeast in hopes that we can add another few races,” said Mike Emhof, PST Owner.
Fans throughout the Northeast will have the opportunity to experience the excitement of 360 Sprint car racing. Racers will get to enjoy the diversity at a variety of venues that the PST offers.
The first PST Canadian points race kicks off in Thorold, Ontario at the Merrittville Speedway for the annual ‘Spring Sizzler,’ paying $2,000-to-win on April 23. The first PST American Series points race will be a long awaited return for the Patriots at the Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY on Sunday, May 1. This will be the first series race at the Quarter Mile Oval since 2005.
Tracks familiar to the Patriot Sprint Tour such as Canandaigua Motorsports Park and the high banks of Woodhull are up next. The tour rolls on to Eastern New York State for the first time in a number of years, attacking the Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Fonda Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend. Both events are $2,000-to-win paydays.
A few memorial events dot the schedule. The Patriots will make their annual trek south for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial at the Selinsgrove Speedway, a $2,571-to-win race with time trials on June 18. The Earl Halaquist Memorial at I-88 Speedway in Afton, NY, on Aug. 23rd, pays $2,000-to-win. The following night, the winner’s share reaches $3,500-to-win at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.
A pair of races presented by Bonnell Collision Centers will fill a weekend in late June with one race at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, OH on June 24 and Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY on June 25.
The series continues its traditional holiday bonus races to celebrate our country’s independence at the McKean County Raceway on Thursday, June 30 followed by Little Valley Speedway (July 1), Mercer Raceway Park (July 2), and the Eriez Speedway (July 3) rounding out a full throttle sprint car holiday weekend.
Other notable tracks hosting PST American Series races include Ransomville Speedway, Brewerton Speedway, Fulton Speedway, Penn Can Speedway.
The PST Canadian Series will swing through Brockville Ontario Speedway and Cornwall Motor Speedway on two summer weekends. The big payday and a weekend with great prestige will be hosted by Oshweken Speedway for the $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The series will crown a champion at Brockville in October with $5,000 to win.
The final 2016 Patriot Sprint Tour schedule will be released at the Motorsports Expo at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Saturday and Sunday, March 12th, and 13th.
Be on the lookout for more Patriot Sprint Tour pre-season announcements at www.patriotsprinttour.com<http://www.patriotsprinttour.com>.
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2016 Tentative PST Schedule
Day

Date

Track

Location

Series










Sat

Mar 12

Gater News Motorsports Expo

NYS Fairgrounds

Sun

Mar 13

Gater News Motorsports Expo

NYS Fairgrounds

Sat

Apr 23

Merrittville Speedway

Thorold, Ontario

PST-C

Sun

May 1

Five Mile Point Speedway

Kirkwood, NY

PST-A

Fri

May 6

TBA

TBA

PST-A

Sat

May 7

Canandaigua Motorsports Park

Canandaigua, NY

PST-A

Sat

May 14

Woodhull Raceway

Woodhull, NY

PST-A

Fri

May 27

Albany Saratoga Speedway

Malta, NY

PST-A

Sat

May 28

Fonda Speedway

Fonda, NY

PST-A

Fri

June 3

Ransomville Speedway

Ransomville, NY

PST-A

Sat

June 4

Fulton Speedway

Fulton, NY

PST-A

Fri

June 10

Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken, Ontario

PST-C

Sat

June 18

Selinsgrove Speedway

Selinsgrove, PA

PST-A

Fri

June 24

Raceway 7

Coneaut, OH

PST-A

Sat

June 25

Stateline Speedway

Busti, NY

PST-A

Thur

June 30

McKean County Raceway

Smethport, PA

PST-A

Fri

July 1

Little Valley Speedway

Little Valley, NY

PST-A

Sat

July 2

Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA

PST-A

Sun

July 3

Eriez Speedway

Hammett (Erie), PA

PST-A

Sat

July 16

Brockville Ontario Speedway

Brockville, Ontario

PST-C

Sun

July 17

Cornwall Motor Speedway

Cornwall, Ontario

PST-C

Fri

July 22

Penn Can Speedway

Susquehanna, PA

PST-A

Sat

July 23

Woodhull Raceway

Woodhull, NY

PST-A

Fri

July 29

Ransomville Speedway

Ransomville, NY

PST-A

Fri

Aug 5

Black Rock Speedway

Dundee, NY

PST-A

Sat

Aug 13

Fonda Speedway

Fonda, NY

PST-A

Sat

Aug 20

Brockville Ontario Speedway

Brockville, Ontario

PST-C

Sun

Aug 21

Cornwall Motor Speedway

Cornwall, Ontario

PST-C

Tues

Aug 23

I-88 Speedway

Afton, NY

PST-A

Wed

Aug 24

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

Elbridge, NY

PST-A

Fri

Sept 2

Raceway 7

Coneaut, OH

PST-A

Sat

Sept 3

Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA

PST-A

Sun

Sept 4

Eriez Speedway

Hammett (Erie), PA

PST-A

Sat

Sept 10

TBA

TBA

PST-A

Fri

Sept 17

Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken, Ontario

PST-C

Sat

Sept 18

Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken, Ontario

PST-C

Sat

Oct 15

Brockville Ontario Speedway

Brockville, Ontario

PST-C


PST-A Patriot Sprint Tour American Event
PST-C Patriot Sprint Tour Canadian Event

 

 

CRSA Sprints Releases Tentative 2016 Racing Schedule
SODUS, NY – The Racesaver® CRSA Sprints have released a tentative 2016
schedule for the 305 winged sprint series. The current schedule includes
seven familiar racing venues from this past season. A majority of races
will be held at speedways east of I-81.

The season will kick off at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, NY. The ½-mile speed
plant will host three races in 2016. Mike Kiser of Cooperstown won the
last Racesaver® CRSA Sprints race at Fonda held in September 2015.

Also hosting three races will be Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA, the
first of which will be on May 20th. Eddie Strada of Lake Ariel, PA took
the checkers during the tour’s last visit in August.

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, in Fultonville, NY, is a new addition to the
tour schedule in 2016.

The Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY will host a tour high of
four races in 2016. Last year, five races were hosted and four different
drivers visited victory lane. Cory Sparks of Edinburg, NY, hometown driver
Brian Krummel, and Kevin Nagy of East Brunswick, NJ scored wins along with
Middletown local Scott Goodrich capturing two of his nine wins in the
season on the track in his hometown.

Also hosting four races will be I-88 Speedway in Afton, NY. Goodrich also
claimed two victories at I-88 last season, claiming half of the wins.
Krummel claimed his second win of 2015 at I-88 last July. Emily Vanlnwegen
of Sparrow Bush, NY captured her second win of the season in Afton, her
first coming earlier in the season at the Five Mile Point Speedway in
Kirkwood, NY.

Five Mile Point Speedway, along with Albany-Saratoga Speedway and
Utica-Rome Speedway will host a pair of Racesaver® CRSA Sprints races,
bringing the current schedule to a total of 22 events.

The final 2016 Racesaver® CRSA Sprints schedule will be released at the
Gater News Motorsports Expo at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Saturday
and Sunday, March 12th & 13th.

For the latest news and updates on an affordable racing series that
produced 11 different winners in 2015, bookmark www.crsasprintcars.com on
your internet browsers. The series can also be found on Facebook and
Twitter.

Tentative 2016 Racesaver® CRSA Sprints Schedule
April 23 Fonday Speedway
May 7 Orange County Fair Speedway
May 20 Penn Can Speedway
June 3 I-88 Speedway
June 11 Orange County Fair Speedway
June 19 Utica-Rome Speedway
July 1 I-88 Speedway
July 2 Fonda Speedway
July 9 Orange County Fair Speedway
July 22 Glen Ridge Motorsports Park
July 23 Five Mile Point Speedway
Aug 6 Orange County Fair Speedway
Aug 12 Albany-Saratoga Speedway
Aug 13 Port Royal Speedway – PASS/CRSA Challenge (non points)
Aug 19 Penn Can Speedway
Aug 20 Five Mile Point Speedway
Aug 23 I-88 Speedway - Earl Halaquist Memorial
Sept 9 Albany-Saratoga Speedway
Sept 10 Utica-Rome Speedway - New Yorker Special Event
Sept 23 Fonda Speedway
Sept 24 I-88 Speedway
Oct 15 Penn Can Speedway – King of the Can Weekend

 

 

Mega Prize List and 2016 Car Unveiling Will Headline Zearfoss Fundraiser

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (January 25, 2016): In less than a month, Brock Zearfoss Racing will launch their 2016 season by hosting their annual team fundraiser. Race fans who attend will be eligible for many raffles and giveaways, as well as entertainment, dinner and refreshments throughout the course of the evening. The team will also unveil their 2016 ride, with official merchandise also for sale during the event. Many of the raffle prizes have been released and are listed below:

Bud Light Football Chair

Jumbo Miller Lite Cooler

Yuengling Lager Golf Bag

Custom Cornhole Boards (Awarded to Cornhole Tournament Champion)

A Second Custom Cornhole Set

Fisherman’s Basket (Fishing Essentials)

Laser-etched Flask and Glassware Basket

2016 Brock Zearfoss Racing Merchandise

The 4th annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser is set for Saturday, February 20. The one-night event will be hosted at the 520 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall on Jonestown Road near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

“We’ve been hard at work putting this together” Brock Zearfoss said, “We have a great support group and a lot of amazing fans who dedicate their time on the weekends to watch us race. Our team fundraiser is a perfect way for us to gather with our fan group and give thanks. It’s going to be a fun-filled night for sure. Last year was a success and I’m confident this year will outdo it.”

Those interested in learning more should visit the official Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser Facebook page. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through Brock Zearfoss or Kaitlyn Esh. Those who do not purchase presale tickets can still attend the event. Admission will be granted on the day of the event at the door beginning at 6 PM. Children 5 & Under will be admitted for free.

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned podium finish during Port Royal Speedway “Night Before The 50” on Friday, September 11, 2015.

2016 Wins: N/A

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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

 

 

Alyson Dietz Will Make 358 Debut in 2016

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (January 25, 2016) - For the first time in her young career, 17-year-old Alyson Dietz will dedicate an entire race season toward 358 sprint car competition. The third generation racer will pilot her family-owned, Haas Shocks, ServiceMaster Clean of York & Lancaster, Gardy Enterprises, Godfrey Racing Engines, No. 25D during the upcoming year, making routine starts at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Dietz, a York native and recent graduate of the 600cc micro sprint class, hopes to follow in her brother’s footsteps and show promise in the Central Pennsylvania 358 ranks.

“This is really exciting” Alyson Dietz explained, “I can’t thank my family and sponsors enough for this chance. My goal from the start has been to move further and further up in division, and this opportunity allows that to continue. I have a lot to learn, but I have a lot of support from my family. We plan to race the same car that my brother (Chase Dietz) won his Lincoln Speedway 358 championship with, so we’ll use his notes and try to point ourselves in the right direction.”

Alyson Dietz will kick-off her 2016 season with select practice dates at Susquehanna Speedway Park near York Haven. Lincoln Speedway will be her main point of focus, with potential visits to the world famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg also in the works.

“There are a lot of people behind the scenes that made this opportunity happen” Dietz explained, “I can’t wait to get started.”

Keep up with Alyson Dietz Racing all season long on Twitter at @AlysonDietz_89

 

 

Mercer Raceway Park Celebrates 2015 Season with Annual Awards Banquet

Mercer, PA (January 25, 2016): The Mercer Raceway Park family celebrated the 2015 season and welcomed the 2016 edition Saturday night at the Normandy Banquet Center in Hermitage, PA. Taking top honors in their respective divisions were Jack Sodeman, Jr. (4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars), Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Cody Bova (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Ryan Moyer (Precise Racing Products Stock Cars), Mark Marcucci (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), and Mike Thompson (Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks). In addition, some special awards were presented to Jeff Schaffer, Jr. (Most Improved Driver), Darin Gallagher (Rookie of the Year), and George Hobaugh, Jr. (Walt Wimer's Cavalcade Award for the Limited Sprint class).
The 2015 season saw Jack Sodeman, Jr. rebound to earn another title in the track's headline class, the 410 Sprint Cars presented by 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels. Sodeman has been in the hunt year after year, but misfortune has kept him from clinching multiple championships before 2015. In his "off" seasons, he sustained season-ending injuries at other area tracks. But, he stayed healthy and on course. Finishing second was up and coming Brandon Matus, the third-generation driver. A.J. Flick took third, which was his best season ever at the storied track.Adam Kekich and Scott Priester completed the top five. Brent Matus, Dan Kriger, Michael Bauer, Eric Williams, and Gale Ruth, Jr. also obatined due recognition. These drivers, and many more, are expected to compete weekly at Mercer Raceway Park in 2016.
Jimmy Holden regained his championship form as well, topping Lonny Riggs by a mere 14 point margin over the 2105 season. Kyel Fink, Tommy Kristyak, and newcomer Sid Unverzagt, Jr. were also in the top five of the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. J.R. McGinley was always competitive, but he missed a show or two due to mechanical woes, thereby eliminating him from the title chase.Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Shane Izzo, and Brian Schaffer showed that there is room for the younger drivers to achieve in this competitive class, while veteran Rich Whitney claimed the tenth place honors. The 358 Mods will get their season off to a big start taking on their Big Block brothers as the Chiller Thriller will once again feature the rivalry with the BRP Modified Tour, on March 26.
Cody Bova was exciting and fast throughout the 2016 season in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, but he had plenty of competition week in and week out. George Hobaugh, Jr. was tops in the region, but ony second at the Park in this growing class. Darin Gallagher showed his prowess in his first season in a full sized car, earning multiple feature wins that led to his special accolade. Evan Kornbau was dapper in his blue blazer and colorful bow tie, but he looks to make a bigger impression on the speedway in 2016. Mike Marano, II earned his first career victory in 2015 and that helped him to fifth in the standings. Darren Pifer, George Englert, Alex Paden, Devin Litwiler, and Kotie Kirkbride also received awards.
Ryan Moyer defied the superstitions about green cars and the number 13, as he drove to a championship in the Precise Racing Products Stock Car class. Gary Miller, Jr., Curtis J. Bish, Pat Fielding, and Garrett Calvert were also in the top five. Andy Thompson, Tim Burns, Joe Stajnrajh, Dennis Clark, and Charlie Baptiste were others in the top ten.
Mark Marcucci dominated the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, but Shane Webb, Jacob Bova, BIll Stivason, and Glenn Teeters will look to even the score in 2016. Dusty Frantz, Levin Spinneweber, DOug Jones, Jason Johnson, and Keith Smith all added to the small car attraction.
And, what else can be said about Mike Thompson? He picked up the ride in the Grossman Garage Mini Stock after the season got underway, and he was almost unstoppable after that. Tyler Fulton, Steve Longwell, Sr., Mike McConnell, and Shane Shook had good seasons, too, but they were no match for the speedy Thompson. Steve Longwel, Jr., Rudy Troples, Todd Kougher, Karlee Longwell, and Ed Haylett were other to racers in the Mini Stock division presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking.
Joining the fun in 2016 will be the Junior Sprints, which made their debut during the 2015 Little Guy Nationals.
Management presented the tentative 2016 schedule, which features action on the oval starting on March 19, with an open practice session and the fun-filled Jack Frost 150 Enduro. The first of two grudge matches between the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds and the BRP Modified Tour will Take place on March 26 for the Chiller Thriller. Saturday Night Live!racing will kick off on April 2, and the points chase will begin the following week.
The merry month of May will have two Sprint Car specials. The All Stars Circuit of Champions will make their only appearance at the track on May 14. Two weeks later, the Sprints will take off their wings to compete with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. The month will conclude with the first of two big truck and tractor pulls, on May 29.
The Annual Auto Racers for Kids charity race will be a Sprint Car triple header in 2016! The Patriot 360 Sprints will be added to the card for this must see event.
Other popular attractions will be on the card, including the Putsy Kekich Memorial, an invasion of the FAST 305 Sprints from western Ohio, and the season-ending 17th Annual Little Guy Nationals.
Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.
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.< /div>

 

 

Brent Marks Will Start Season with Outlaws in Texas Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel Will Host Annual “BMR” Party on January 30

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (January 25, 2016) - The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will officially launch his 2016 campaign with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in Texas. Marks, pilot of the M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, No. 19M, will travel south and join the “Greatest Show On Dirt” for back-to-back events on Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, beginning with action at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on February 26. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native will conclude his “Lone Star State” venture with action at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on February 27.

“We’ve been working on these plans for a while” Brent Marks explained, “Having the opportunity to open our season with the World of Outlaws is really special. We have a long list of loyal supporters that make something like this possible. This trip also gives us an opportunity to race in front of our newest partner M&M Painting & Construction. We’ve never made a start in Texas, so we are more than excited to get down there and see what we can do.”

Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, a proud supporter and major contributor to Brent Marks Racing, will help the 19M team kick-off their season-opening plans by hosting a celebration on Saturday, January 30. The party will be complete with entertainment, games, food, and door prizes, as well as brand new Brent Marks Racing merchandise. All race fans are invited to attend, but must be at least 21 years of age or older after 10 o’clock.

“I want to thank Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel for helping us make this happen” Brent Marks said, “This is another great way for us to connect with our fans and supporters. It is also a great way for us to give back to Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel. They have been a great supporter and we appreciate everything they do for us. Our fundraiser last week was a success...the amount of support we received was overwhelming. hopefully this proves to be the same.”

The Brent Marks Racing party at Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, January 30. Festivities will extend until midnight.

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: Swept “Tuscarora 50” weekend at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA including “Night Before The 50” and “Tuscarora 50”

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: N/A

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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, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Vahlco Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration, Rider Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, TiLUBE, Smith Precision Products

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, Michigan (January 25, 2016) - Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will return to the popular I-96 Speedway for two races in 2016.

Prior to 38-year-old Mike Mouch’s ownership, the speedway was known by several names over its long history, including Clark’s Motor Speedway, Ionia Raceway Park, Ionia County Speedway, and New 96 Speedway. Today, I-96 Speedway is a growing part of Ionia County with its rich history and steady growth.

Mouch purchased the Lake Odessa, Michigan, speedway and started his promotional career 12 years ago. He was the Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club Promoter of the Year in 2015. Past awards include the Refurbishment Award from the Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce. He attributes his success to his employees and his family. His children, 12-year-old Jaden and 9-year-old Evan, spend a lot of time at the track with him, helping with clean up and other tasks.

I-96 Speedway is very family oriented, with a kids’ area for arts and crafts that includes their own rest room, and a huge playground complete with licensed aides. They also boast the best food in the state for short tracks, including being known for their hamburgers. “Our burgers are the best,” said Mouch. “When you pay, you get a bun, and then go get the burger, hot off the grill.”

Mouch, began racing go-karts at age seven, then moved to sprint cars at age fifteen. He raced go karts at Flat Rock, Michigan, and in Florida; he was the Ford Thunderbird Cart Club champion at Flat Rock. Ironically, his first sprint car race was at I-96.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will race at I-96 Speedway on Friday, July 8; and Friday, August 19.

 

 

BEST BOOTH DISPLAY AWARDS, KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES, LITTLE MISS, TINY MISS MOTORSPORTS EVENTS WRAP UP PPB MOTORSPORTS 2016 RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW PRESENTED BY INSINGER SUNOCO

OAKS, PA January 24, 2016 . . . The third and final day of the PPB Motorsports 2016 Race Car & Trade Show Presented By Insinger Sunoco was a day dedicated to the youthful race fans with all children entering the show free. Events for kids, sponsored by Mark Blackwell’s Metal Fab of Pennington, N.J., included two pageants, Little Ms. Motorsports, and Tiny Ms. Motorsports and Big Wheel racing competitions for various age brackets.

Arynne Moody, Ms. Motorsports, began her official reign this day, greeting the various award winners in this year’s show as selected by a panel of judges after show closing Saturday.

Outstanding exhibitors were honored Sunday morning, as chosen by a panel of Show judges.

Best Commercial Booth was awarded jointly to Art’s Radiator and Jones Racing Products. The two companies work closely with one another in developing products to both cool and maximize engine efficiency. Art Lentini and CJ Jones’ booths were opposite one another and were joined overhead by a connector that straddles the aisleway, a first for the Motorsports Show.

Best Race Car Display was awarded to Troyer Race Cars. Front and center in the Troyer booth were Jimmy Blewett’s new Asphalt Modified and Mike Mahaney’s new Dirt Modified. Neither car had been unveiled prior to the show opening Friday. Troyer’s Bill Colton drew large crowds of curious, among them many existing customers.

Blackbird Speedway, Delaware’s Quarter Midget track, was recognized as having assembled the Best Quarter Midget booth.

The TSRS 305 Sprint Car group and its President Joe Grandinetti were lauded for creating the Best Speedway / Sanctioning Organization booth.

Race Car award winners were Matt Campbell’s No. 16 Sprint Car that was part of the Susquehanna Speedway booth, Brett Kressley’s No. 19K Dirt Modified that was set up at Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Series exhibit, and the Mike Clayboss Chevelle dragster that was part of the Insinger Sunoco display.

Vintage car awards were presented to the artfully restored No. 14 Dirt Modified driven by the late Bob Toreky, to the unrestored 100 year old Open Cockpit machine that had been handled with tender loving care in the hands of a succession of owners for over a century and is now owned by Norman Hutton of Franklin Lakes, N.J., and to Tri State Vintage for Vintage Club display excellence.

Exhibitors reported brisk business on the closing day of the three-day Motorsports Show.

First time exhibitor Jason Leindecker of Leindecker Racing Engines, Center Valley, Pa., spoke for many exhibitors with his comments.

“I came to this show years ago as a kid and dreamed one day I might do something in racing that would be in the show. This year, I have, and it has been a great experience. We sold engines the first night and it's kept on building,” Leindecker said. “I'm ready to come back next year.”

Haylie Hammond, 11, was named Little Miss Motorsports with Sydney Mancini, 10, first runner-up. Payton Rogers, 5, was named Tiny Miss Motorsports with Jayde Pratt, 4, first runner-up.

In Big Wheel racing action, Logan Watt, won for the fourth straight year in Big Wheel racing, this year in the 7 to 9 age bracket. Travis Ford and Abby Petter were second and third. TK Gursky won the 5 to 6 year age group feature ahead of Brian James Pickell and Lane Anderson. Kendall Maccarone outran Bowen Pickell and Shane Sammons in the 3 to 4 age group feature.

Event producer Len Sammons was pleased with the Show. “This year's show had more cars than ever before, and, to me, looked great, even with a couple of late cancellations. I am also very happy with the job the Expo Center did with snow removal Sunday morning,” Sammons said.

Dates for the PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show Presented By Insinger Sunoco will be announced shortly.

 

 

THREE QUARTER MIDGET ENTRY LIST FOR NAPA KNOW HOW GAMBLER’S CLASSIC SET FOR JANUARY 29-30 IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL APPROACHES 100

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 24, 2016. . . Recently received entries for this coming weekend’s NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., have pushed the field of Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets to nearly 100 men and machines.

This, coupled with full fields of Champ Karts and Slingshots, means that the fourteenth annual Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) has the potential to break all records for number of team entries.

Heading the list is an 18-car contingent of cars built by upstate New York whiz Mark Lafler, whose cars have come to dominate the VP Indoor TQ Series over the past five years.

His reign as the master car builder is being challenged by Lou Cicconi, Jr. who will be fielding four new John Bodnar-engineered, BJ  MacDonald-built cars that performed well in their first runs in Allentown, Pa.’s Indoor Race.

Alex Bright, an ARDC Midget standout, is a top Cicconi car contender. He successfully qualified for the Allentown A-Main, the only one of the three Cicconi entries in the first Series race to do so. Modified driver Jeff Strunk, Ohio Sprint Car pilot John Ivy and Midwestern Sprint and Midget standout Russ Gamester are slated to run the other three Cicconi owned cars.

Cicconi has decided to enter a fifth car after he was notified on January 20 by Rico Abreu that he would not be racing in Atlantic City as had been originally intended.

“The demands for my NASCAR commitments are higher than I anticipated,” Abreu texted Cicconi. “I am truly sorry, I feel awful.”

Abreu, on January 14 signed a contract to drive full time in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Erick Rudolph, the unofficial leader of the Lafler-brigade, and the winner of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels opener January 2 in Allentown, Pa., will be racing for the highest stakes.

If Rudolph wins the Saturday night 14th Annual NAPA AUTO PARTS TQ Midget feature in Atlantic City, he’ll remain eligible to receive a $10,000 bonus prize posted by Vahlco Racing Wheels. If he then wins the Saturday night, February 27th Battle Of Trenton main event.

“I’m the only one with a chance to win it,” said Rudolph, who won the 2015 Gambler’s Classic race in Atlantic City’s Bo 100ardwalk Hall and the February, 2014 Battle Of Trenton event in Trenton’s Sun Bank Center.

“But these races are tough to win. It depends on how you qualify, and on which gear you choose to run. The car I run in Boardwalk Hall will be set up the same as it was for the Allentown race,” Rudolph revealed.

With close to 100 TQ s expected in Atlantic City, winning the Valhco Perfect Performance Bonus won’t be easy.

“I would say any of the drivers who made the invert in Allentown would be the guys to beat in Atlantic City,” Rudolph reasoned.

They included Ryan Flores, Mike Lichty, Jimmy Blewett, Anthony Sesely, Ted Christopher, Lou Cicconi, Jr., Andy Jankowiak and Rudolph. All but Flores are past Indoor race winners in the LSMP series events.

The Atlantic City race meet is the second of three events in the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels, run under the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP). Racing in Trenton, N.J. on February 26 and 27 completes the Series.

The weekend schedule for Atlantic City calls for the TQ Midgets, Slingshot and Champ Karts to hit the track for time trials on Friday afternoon, setting the stage for Friday night’s racing action.

A newly designed points system will be used to reward the TQ Midgets for time trial performance and finishing position in Friday night’s qualifying races.

The top 80 TQ Midgets from time trials will be split into four 20 car, 20 lap qualifying events. The winners of those events and the top five combined point earners from time trials and the qualifying races will lock themselves into Saturday night’s A-Main.

On Saturday night the TQ Midgets will run six heat races and three B-mains to fill out the 24 car starting field for the 40 Gambler’s Classic A-Main.

The Champ Karts and Slingshots will run preliminary qualifying features on Friday night, final last chance races Saturday afternoon and feature races Saturday night. Both classes will run 25-lap feature races with 24 starters to take the green flag.

Reserved seat tickets for the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend inside Boardwalk Hall are still available but in limited quantity. There are plenty of general admission seats that remain for sale.

Tickets are available from the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Box office, all Ticketmaster offices and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To order by phone, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or 1-800-745-3000.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Racing Action to be Captured by Berleue

FOR IMMEDIATE USE Contact: Paul Harkenrider, PST Public Relations, Ph: 607-237-6372<tel:607-237-6372>, Email: pth3@alfred.edu<mailto:pth3@alfred.edu>

(Sodus, NY) The Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) is proud to announce that Curtis Berleue Photography will be the official photographer for the 2016 season.

“I am extremely humbled and excited by the opportunity to be the official Patriot Sprint Tour photographer for the 2016 season” commented Berleue, of Hornell, NY.

“Traveling full time with a series is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and it is truly a dream come true.”

During the last two seasons, Berleue was the official photographer at the Black Rock Speedway in Dundee, NY. He has had many of his photos published in online magazines including Race Pro Weekly, Dirt Track Digest, and Area Auto Racing News.

Berleue began taking photos as a spectator in 2008 at Black Rock Speedway and Woodhull Raceway. After some mentoring from many veteran photographers, the door opened to more opportunities. Many PST fans and drivers will recognize his work on DirtTrackDigest.com.

Racing prints will be available for purchase at the official Patriot Sprint Tour merchandise trailer and on Berleue’s website, www.curtisberleuephotography.com<http://www.curtisberleuephotography.com/>.

More announcements will be made within the next few days about the 2016 Patriot Sprint Tour schedule which includes 36 events at 22 racing facilities. For all of the latest Patriot Sprint Tour happenings, log on to www.patriotsprinttour.com.

 

 

2016 Red River Speedway Schedule unveiled; Red River Roundup Set for March 4-5

Wichita Falls TX (01/22/16) by DarinShort.com. The 2016 Red River Speedway (RRS) schedule is now posted at the track website, www.RRSpeedway.com and at www.facebook.com/RedRiverSpeedway (track Facebook page). There is a print formatted version available on the track website.

This is the first round of the schedule, which allows teams and fans to view the race nights scheduled for 2016.

The season kicks off with wall-to-wall open wheel racing divisions at the Red River Roundup on March 4-5. There is a complete event flyer and press release posted at our track website and Facebook pages.

The following weekend, March 11-12, will feature the Texas Outlaw Modified Series, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars (100% RRS legal Pro Stocks will be allowed to race in this division) and Mini-Stocks. A complete event flyer and press release will be posted for this event soon.

Also note that RRS points division drivers will receive their 2015 track awards at the two above events. The RaceSaver Sprint Cars will receive their track awards on March 4-5, while the USRA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, Pro Stocks and Mini Stocks will receive their track awards on March 11-12 (which coincide with the weekend their respective divisions are racing).

As in 2015, the balance of the racing season will have individual press releases and flyers posted as their event dates draw nearer.

The next time you visit the track website, make sure to click on the new RRS aerial view property map. It blows up to a large viewing size, so you can see great detail. Links to the aerial map are posted at the top of home page of the site above the video clip.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors, race fans and teams for their past support, and we're looking forward to a fun and exciting 2016 racing season. Please make plans now to join us for our big season opening events!

2016 RRS SCHEDULE - As of 1/22/16. Promoter has the right to adjust the schedule as necessary. Please check track site or FB for the latest updates before you travel to the racetrack.

Feb 28 - (SUNDAY 1pm-5pm) Open Practice Day for any and all dirt track racing divisions, plus 2016 RRS Driver Registration. All pit passes $15. G/S Free.

March 4-5 (FRI 8pm-SAT 6pm) RED RIVER ROUNDUP - Sprint Series of Oklahoma RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Cars, POWRi West Midgets, National Open Wheel 600 Series; Complete Racing Program Each Night! Plus 2015 RRS Points Awards for RaceSaver Sprint Cars.

MAR 11-12 (FRI 8pm-SAT 6pm) Texas Outlaw Modified Series (Complete Racing Program Each Night), IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars (100% RRS Legal Pro Stocks OK to run with IMCA Stocks), Mini Stocks. Plus 2015 RRS Points Awards for SportMods, Pro Stocks, Modifieds and Mini Stocks.

MAR 20 - Sunday Series* Race #1, Hot Laps at 3pm, IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, USRA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and Mini Stocks

APR 3 - Sunday Series Race #2, Hot Laps at 3pm, IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, USRA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and Mini Stocks

APR 16 - (SAT 7pm Hot Laps) ASCS Red River Region Sprint Cars and National Open Wheel 600 Series

APR 24 - Sunday Series Race #3 Hot Laps at 3pm, IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, USRA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and Mini Stocks

May 6- (FRI) United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Mini Stocks & Mod Lites

May 15 - Sunday Series Race #4 Hot Laps at 3pm, IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, USRA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and Mini Stocks

June 4 - (SAT) POWRi West Midgets & National Open Wheel 600 Series

June 12 - Sunday Series Race #5 Hot Laps at 3pm, IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, USRA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and Mini Stocks

June 26 - Sunday Series Race #6 Hot Laps at 3pm, IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, USRA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and Mini Stocks

July 10 - Sunday Series Race #7 Hot Laps at 3pm, IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, USRA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and Mini Stocks

July 31 - Sunday Series Race #8 Hot Laps at 3pm, IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, USRA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and Mini Stocks

Sept 17 - (Sat) ASCS Red River Region and National Open Wheel 600 Series

Sept 25 - Sunday Series Race #9 Hot Laps at 3pm, IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, USRA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and Mini Stocks

Oct 28-29 - (FRI 8pm-SAT 6pm) Texoma Championships - Sprint Series of Oklahoma RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Cars, POWRi West Midgets, National Open Wheel 600 Series; Complete Racing Program Each Night!

*We will complete a minimum of 8 Sunday Series races for points, so if one rains out we will be adding a makeup date to this schedule.

Track Promoter Kevin Ramey (817) 988-7433. Starting times and ticket prices vary by event. Please make sure to read details posted at www.RRSpeedway.com

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2016 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW DOES BRISK BUSINESS ON OPENING DAY, SHOW GOES ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

OAKS, PA January 23, 2016 . . . The absolute best of what drivers, car owners and teams have to offer was on display on Friday, Jan. 22 as the PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show opened at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. for the first day of its three day run.

Opening Day highlights included a well-attended and received autograph signing session at the unveiling of the ‘Tribute To The Moody Mile’, a featured exhibit honoring the recently closed Syracuse, N.Y, Fairgrounds speedway. Four-time Super DIRT Week winner Gary Balough and Buzzie Reutimann, winner of the first two Super DIRT Week Modified headliners, were joined by Super DIRT Week founder Glenn Donnelly and others, who signed a commemorative poster.

Dr. Greg George presented part one of a two day lecture and slide show covering Syracuse history. The drivers and Dr. George will continue their signings and presentation Saturday at the Show.

Exhibitors did brisk business at the Show opener. Among them was first timer Max Papis, of MPI, a steering wheel manufacturer whose products are widely regarded as the standard in safety and comfort.

“Our products are of high quality and used by almost all of the NASCAR Sprint Cup teams,” said Papis, a former Formula 1, IndyCar and NASCAR driver. “We want to bring our product to the short track asphalt and dirt markets and this is the perfect place to do it.”

Papis, who shared a booth with Randy LaJoie’s The Joie Of Seating, a long time Motorsports Show exhibitor, did brisk business.

LaJoie and Papis were among the most significant ‘Hard Core Parts’ section in many years at Motorsports. Every major dirt track chassis builder, Troyer, Bicknell, Teo and Hig Fab, a first time exhibitor, were on hand with huge displays.

“This is an important show for us,” said Troyer Race Cars’ Billy Colton. “We have the opportunity to meet our dirt and asphalt customers at the same time.”

The Troyer Race Cars display featured two all new race teams, the Buzz Chew Dirt Modified and its driver Mike Mahaney and the Rob Ormsbee Asphalt Modified to be driven by Jimmy Blewett at Wall Stadium in 2016.

The unusually good Friday crowd was due at least in part to the threat of a winter storm Saturday. Although the region is experiencing weather issues prior to the Show’s Saturday 11:00 AM opening, Len Sammons Motorsports Productions’ Len Sammons, event promoter, said Saturday’s event schedule, including the popular Ms. Motorsports Show, will take place as planned.

“The Show will be open all day so we encourage attendees to take their time getting here. The Expo Center crew will be working throughout the day, as needed, keeping the parking lots in good shape,” Sammons said.

Weather elsewhere was the factor that has forced Kyle Larson to cancel his scheduled autograph signing appearance Saturday afternoon. His hero cards arrived earlier in the week, however, and Larson said he will autograph cards for fans who acquire and mail them to Ganassi Racing. Further details will be available at the Show Saturday afternoon.

Over 200 gleaming race cars, displayed among hundreds of booths in the 250,000 square foot Expo Center await attendees Saturday until 9:00 PM and on Sunday, when the Show concludes its run at 4:00 PM.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

The Kenosha County Fairgrounds & Wilmot Raceway are proud to announce their tentative 2016 racing schedule. Wilmot again has one of the most diverse schedules of any track, backed by extremely solid core classes. Wilmot Raceway is the home of Sprint Car racing in the region, hosting 1000cc winged Mini Sprints and the GM604 based wingLESS Sprints on a regular basis. Additionally Wilmot Raceway hosts the most winged 410 Sprint Car action with premier sanctioning bodies such as The Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints making four stops plus a big co-sanctioned event with the Tony Stewart's All-Star Circuit of Champions, and HUGE for 2016 is the return of the World Of Outlaws Sprint Series! Add in several of Wilmot's own winged 410 shows and undoubtedly Wilmot Raceway is the place to be for Sprint Car fans in Wisconsin and northern Illinois.Wilmot is blessed with solid core classes of Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4 Cyl Bandits too, which are some of the strongest anywhere. Tallking diversity, another fan favorite, the UMP Summer Nationals Late Model Hell Tour is on for their annual appearance, and the Badger Midgets are back after a year absence. Winged Sprints, wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints, Micro Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Bandits, Midgets, and Vintage Mods & Stocks will all be racing at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds' Wilmot Raceway in 2016.

WILMOT RACEWAY 2016 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE, subject to change
We hope to get some practice days in prior to April 30th opener, weather dependent.
April 30 Winged Sprints, Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints, Street Stocks $15
May 7 IRA Outlaw Sprints, plus Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints $20
May 14 Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits $12
May 21 All-Star & IRA Outlaw Sprints plus wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints, and ?? $25
May 28 Winged Sprints, Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits $15
June 4 Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits $12
June 11 Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits $12
June 19* UMP Late Model Summer Nationals plus Modifieds, and Street Stocks SUNDAY $25
June 25 Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits, Vintage Mods $12
July 2 Winged Sprints, Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints, Street Stocks $15
July 9 Modifieds, Mini Sprints, wingLESS Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits $12
July 16 IRA Outlaw Sprints plus Modifieds, Mini Sprints, and wingLESS Sprints $20
July 23 Winged Sprints, Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits $15
July 30 WORLD OF OUTLAW SPRINTS plus Mini Sprints, and wingLESS Sprints $ ?
Aug 6 Modifieds, Mini Sprints, wingLESS Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits $12
Aug 13 Winged Sprints, Badger Midgets & Micros, Modifieds, Street Stocks $15
Aug 19 IRA Outlaw Sprints plus wingLESS Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits FAIR $5
Aug 20 IRA Outlaw Sprints plus Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Bandits FAIR $5
Aug 27 Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits, Vintage Mods $12
Sept 3 Winged Sprints, Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints, Street Stocks $15
Sept 10 Modifieds, wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints, Street Stocks, Bandits CHAMPIONSHIPS $12
Oct 7-9 FALL FESTIVAL OF SPEED (ALL Wilmot core classes invited) dates/details TBA

 

ERNIE SAXTON’S MOTORSPORTS COLUMNS TO REACH MANY MORE READERS

LANGHORNE, PA January 22, 2016 . . . “We are making an effort to reach more fans of the sport as our column on local, regional and national motorsports will now reach a much larger audience,” said long time motorsports journalist Ernie Saxton.

Saxton’s column has been appearing on the Norristown, PA Times Herald website for a few years and now will be found on the websites of the Delaware County, PA Times, West Chester’s Daily Local News, Pottstown, PA Mercury, along with the Times Herald. In addition the column will be found on the websites of a number of Pennsylvania weekly newspapers including the Boyertown Times, Hamburg Item, Kutztown Patriot, Southern Berks News and others.

“This is good for local auto racing because we will be in a position to offer more exposure for the weekly short tracks plus we will be including NASCAR news, drag racing and coverage of other forms of the sport,” commented Saxton. “Speedways and race teams should make a point of including us on their media release list at esaxton144@aol.com.”

The veteran writer, more than 50 years of experience, will also continue to provide columns to Area Auto Racing News, Circle Track magazine, Canada’s Inside Track Motorsports News, National Dragster, Late Model Racer magazine and, from time to time the Bucks County, PA Courier Times where articles have appeared for more than 40 years.

The 74-year-old motorsports veteran who continues to work in sponsorship marketing, public relations can be heard on www.wpsltv.com ( a motorsports radio show that can be heard on the Internet from just about anywhere) out of Port St. Lucie, Florida on Tuesday nights at 6:05 p.m. (back on the air February 2nd) with long time radio personality Bill Claren and a variety of guests. He is also part of Skip Clayton’s WBCB-1490 AM, Monday night motorsports radio show from time to time.

Saxton continues to publish Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News, a newsletter that offers sponsorship tips, helps, feature articles by experts, and news in motorsports marketing that can be helpful to those seeking sponsorship or just wanting to stay informed. Check out www.saxtonsponsormarket.com. The newsletter has been published since 1985. A free sample copy is available upon request.

Saxton can be reached at Esaxton144@aol.com, telephone 215.752.7797 or 267.934.7286 (cell).

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2016 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW SET TO OPEN TODAY AT 2 P.M.; HUNDREDS OF RACE CARS, DOZENS OF AUTO RACING PERSONALITIES READY TO SEE AND BE SEEN AT ‘MID-WINTER MOTORSPORTS HAPPENING TODAY (FRIDAY) THROUGH SUNDAY

OAKS, PA January 22, 2016 . . . The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Show awaits attendees today, Jan. 22, beginning at 2:00 PM with hundreds of race cars, many being debuted for the first time in their new liveries.

“This is by far the best turnout of cars from the grassroots northeastern market,” said Len Sammons, of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions, which has produced the Motorsports Show annually since 1986.

New cars are the highlight of this year’s show, starting with the new 358 Modified and TQ Midget red No. 126 cars, both being driven by Jeff Strunk in 2016. Meme DeSantis’ new No. 26 Searock Grandview Small Block is also on display.

One car that is sure to attract attention is Billy Pauch’s new PPB-sponsored Small Block No. 1 Modified. Located at the main entrance to the show, the Pauch car is resplendent in bright yellow. “It’s the first yellow car I’ve ever raced,” Pauch admitted .

The list of cars new goes on. Jimmy Blewett’s Troyer No. 19 Wall Modified, owned by Rob Ormsbee is part of the Troyer Race Cars display. Greg Hodnett’s new Mike Heffner 410 Sprint is prominent in the show as is PJ Oliver’s Small Block Mod which is featured in the Stage area.

“The Syracuse Moody Mile Tribute” display is a spectacular part of Motorsports 2016. Some of the most historically significant cars to compete at Syracuse are showcased along with a dozen past winners of Super DIRT Week, who will gather Saturday for an autograph signing session.

Nationally, the Target No. 42 Team Ganassi Chevrolet is on display as is the new 2016 Dallara IndyCar which is part of the Pocono Raceway exhibit.

“We have never had so many really cool cars at the show,” Lenny Sammons, show organizer said. “The show is better than ever, and part of that is the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center itself which has introduced state of the art LED lighting to its venue for our show.” Sammons estimates that well over 200 race cars are on the show floor.

Scores of hard core race parts manufacturers and distributors are ready to meet the public beginning on Friday at 2:00 PM for the three day show that concludes Sunday afternoon.

Key events for the PPB Motorsports Show include the Ms. Motorsports Pageant Saturday night, Kids Big Wheel Races Sunday afternoon, and dozens of seminars spread out over the three day run of the Show.

“Our show has been nicknamed ‘The Mid-Winter Motorsports Happening’ for a reason,” said Len Sammons. “It’s held in the middle of winter. Sometimes it’s cold. Sometimes, there’s some snow. But every year, the Motorsports Show is the place to be.

“The Show is ready to open today, Friday afternoon, as it has every year since 1986. Don’t miss it,” Sammons concluded.


 


2016 POWRi/ILLINI Division II Midget Series Schedule

Millstadt, IL - The 2016 POWRi/ILLINI Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series Schedule has been released. With 29 events on tap for the inaugural season under the POWRi Racing banner, the series known as the ILLINI Racing Series has joined forces with POWRi in their 25th year of operation. The POWRi/ILLINI Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series has been created to help sustain a budget-minded racing series across the Midwest. "This is a great opportunity to celebrate our 25 years of racing by combining forces with POWRi," said LaVerne Spencer, President of the ILLINI Racing Series. "I am looking forward to the excitement and energy we have in store for the drivers and race teams with our new rule package."

After a successful inaugural showing at Jacksonville Speedway on October 9th in 2015, it would only be fitting the series to kick off 2016 back at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, April 8th and come full circle with a two day season finale on October 14th and 15th. With an eventful inaugural schedule, the D II Midget Series will split their time amongst the tracks of Lincoln, Macon, Jacksonville, Belleville and Sycamore with special standout events amongst all tracks, a special fair race at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Champaign, Illinois on Friday, July 22nd and the Illinois SPEED Week event at Quincy Raceways. For the Champaign County Fairgrounds event, the D II Midgets will join the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series on the opening night of the Champaign County Fair.

The most highly anticipated week of racing in Illinois, the Illinois SPEED Week is going on its fifth year of operation. The D II Midgets will be joining Illinois SPEED Week with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series. Starting off Illinois SPEED Week at Belle-Clair Speedway on Wednesday, June 8th, the series will then head to Quincy Raceways on Thursday, June 9th. On Friday, June 10th Illinois SPEED Week will venture to Jacksonville Speedway before making the short jaunt to Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 11th. Illinois SPEED Week will conclude at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, June 12th, resulting in the first D II Illinois SPEED Week Champion.

The 2016 season will conclude with a two day show at Jacksonville Speedway on October 14th and 15th resulting in the crowning of the inaugural POWRi/ILLINI Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series Champion.

Printable schedules can be found under the DOWNLOADS link located at the top of POWRi web site. 2016 POWRi/ILLINI Division II membership information will be released within the upcoming month.

Fri, April 8 Jacksonville Speedway
Fri, April 15 Lincoln Speedway
Fri, April 22 Jacksonville Speedway - National Midgets & Micro's
Sat, April 23 Macon Speedway - National Midgets & Micro's
Fri, May 6 Lincoln Speedway - Mother's Day Special
Sat, May 7 Sycamore Speedway
Fri, May 13 Jacksonville Speedway
Fri, May 20 Lincoln Speedway - All Star Sprints
Mon, May 30 Macon Speedway - Night of NASCAR Stars
Sat, June 4 Sycamore Speedway Sycamore, IL
Wed, June 8 Belle-Clair - Illinois SPEED Week
Thu, June 9 Quincy Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Fri, June 10 Jacksonville Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Sat, June 11 Macon Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Sun, June 12 Lincoln Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Fri, June 24 Lincoln Speedway - Fallen Heroes Night
Sat, July 9 Sycamore Speedway Sycamore, IL
Fri, July 15 Lincoln Speedway - MOWA Sprints
Fri, July 22 Champaign County Fairgrounds
Fri, July 29 Lincoln Speedway - Raminator Monster Truck Night
Sat, July 30 Macon Speedway - Taylorville Night
Sat, Aug 6 Sycamore Speedway
Fri, Aug 12 Lincoln Speedway
Fri, Aug 26 Jacksonville Speedway
Sat, Aug 27 Macon Speedway
Fri, Sept 2 Lincoln Speedway
Sat, Sept 24 Macon Speedway
Fri, Oct 14 Jacksonville Speedway
Sat, Oct 15 Jacksonville Speedway

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

Low Budget Sprint Car Series Lined Up for 2016 Start

Vale, NC – With the ever growing sprint car interest and popularity in the Carolina’s many people want to go sprint car racing but don’t want to shell out the dollars to go racing with the top name series’ on a regular basis. Now there is an option to go racing and have a low budget with high excitement in a sprint car.

“Every track I go to these days I am asked by the track promotors and racers alike about sprint cars and asked about getting a series to run there that doesn’t cost a fortune” says series co-promoter Kris Conyers. “The Carolina No Bull Sprints have been formed to fill the void of a low budget, high excitement, with a fairly open and basic rule book but with very high standards of tech and procedures.”

The Carolina No Bull Sprint series was built on using the everyday 350 Chevy or Ford like motor with a spec head and spec weights for the primary components, i.e. pistons and crankshaft, or use the sealed 305 motor that is also ran in the Carolina’s. “We want to leave it open to the drivers and the engine builders to have fun with but keep costs low and keep the field competitive” says series co-promoter Gary Troutman. “We are all racers and we want to keep the series for the racers”

The series will be traveling to the 4/10 mile Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, NC for 2 dates and to the 1/4 mile of Mountain View Speedway in Boone, NC for 6 dates. “We are excited to be going to two different types of tracks with a great field of drivers and cars alike” says series co-promoter Marvin Bertholf. “Both tracks have been very accommodating and eager to see the success of our vision. Along with the tracks we have worked with the other series’ to make sure our drivers can run with other touring and visiting series in the area with very little to no conflicts in dates.” Competitors will be running for $500 to win and $100 to start.

The series rule book, schedule and series information is at www.carolinanobullsprints.com. The series will also be at the Charlotte Racers Expo January 22nd and 23rd to introduce everyone in attendance the series and what will be happening this year and answer any question racers, tracks, or fans may have. The series promoters will also host a meet and greet session in the coming weeks so drivers, teams, and owners can sit down one on one with promoters and get any and all questions answered and get in depth with any technical questions or procedures they may have.

2016 Race Schedule for the Carolina No Bull Sprints:

April 30 – Mountainview Speedway
May 21 – Mountainview Speedway
June 11 – Friendship Motor Speedway
June 25 – Mountainview Speedway
July 30 – Mountainview Speedway
August 13 – Friendship Motor Speedway
September 10 – Mountainview Speedway
September 24 – Mountainview Speedway

Anyone interested in running with the series or interested in the series in general can find contact information on the series website.

 

 

USAC Midgets Added to Carteret County Speedway Opener

SWANSBORO, NC – Carteret County Speedway has added USAC Midget racing to its already packed 2016 season opener, which will be held on Saturday night, April 2nd.

The 2016 season opener will be the third race ever held at the brand new, 4/10-mile Carteret County Speedway and Entertainment Complex in Swansboro, North Carolina. The season opener, which will kick off the first full season of racing at the track, will also feature Late Model and Modified racing as well as racing for Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs and Legends.

The USAC Midget feature at Carteret County Speedway will be the second race in a weekend doubleheader. On Friday night, April 1st, the USAC Midgets will be in action at the quarter-mile Wake County Speedway bullring in Raleigh, North Carolina. The open wheel midgets are always a popular draw on dirt and on asphalt.

After the April 2nd race, the Midgets will return to Carteret County Speedway on Saturday, August 6th.

The Southern Modified Racing Tour race will be the headline event for the 2016 season opener at Carteret County Speedway. Along with being the opening race for the track, the April 2nd race will also be the season opener for the Southern Modified Racing Tour. The series is making its second visit to Carteret County Speedway. Last October, Cale Gale won in the Southern Modified Racing Tour season finale held at Cartert County Speedway.

Late Model racing will be the main attraction for racing throughout the 2016 season. Last September, Late Models raced at the brand new Carteret County Speedway for the first time ever with Clay Jones scoring the win over Jeff Oakley, Ricky Jones, Zachary Marks and Haley Moody finishing in the top-five.

Along with the season opener on April 2nd, regular season races featuring Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs and Legends will be held on April 30th, May 28th, July 3rd, July 6th, September 4th and October 8th. High speed Kart racing will take to Carteret County Speedway throughout the 2016 season as well and will be joined by the Legends and Bandolero divisions on April 23rd, June 18th, August 6th and September 17th.

Racing will not be the only thing happening in 2016. Carteret County Speedway and Entertainment Complex will host beach music festivals in primetime on May 21st, July 9th and August 20th and a $1,000-to-win cornhole tournament on August 13th.

Carteret County Speedway and Entertainment Complex, located at 501 Whitehouse Fork Road just off highway 58 near Peletier, North Carolina, opened in September 2015 after over 10 years of construction led by visionary Bobby Watson. Along with the racetrack, Carteret County Speedway is also home to the Moonshiner'z Cafe and Bar and Grill which is located in the infield of the racetrack. Moonshiner'z Cafe is open every Friday and Saturday night.

For more information about Carteret County Speedway, visit the track's official website at www.carteretspeedway.com, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook (www.facebook.com/carteretcoswy) or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter (www.twitter.com/carteretcoswy).

 

 

The Sprint Car Bandits Unveils Series, Website, Platform & More

Mesquite, TX (1/18/16) by DarinShort.com. The Sprint Car Bandits Series was formed to work for everyone.

So what does that mean?

It means, the primary goals are to make this series 'work' for the competitors, the race tracks, the race fans and the sponsors.

How is the Sprint Car Bandits Series going to accomplish those goals?

- Competitors. Our rules package helps equalize the cars, which makes the driver more of a factor. By creating an environment that helps to level the playing field, it will create more strategy throughout the racing program. Our rules package also allows drivers to race their existing cars without making any major changes to them. It will also lower competitors operating costs on consumable items. Please click our 'rules' link on our web link below for more details.

-Fans. Our rules package will create more of a competitive field of cars which will result in better racing, where racers of different budget sizes can perform based on their set-up skills...and race for good payback as well.

-Race Tracks. The Sprint Car Bandits Series operates on lower overhead and costs race tracks less to book an event. This allows for more affordable ticket prices for race fans - which helps draw bigger crowds as well.

-Series Sponsors. Part of the track agreement is that our Series sponsors have the ability to receive display space at the Series events, in order to get their product/service directly in front of the fans/target market. There are also several online components that help drive fans/teams to their online marketing efforts...which creates several value-added benefits.

Even though this Series has just launched, there are already Sprint Car Bandits events that are booked, and over 20 sprint car teams have expressed their intent on racing with the Series in 2016.

At the time of writing, the first wave of 2016 events are now booked. Several additional dates are currently being negotiated, and based on those conversations, we are estimating a 12-16 date schedule at this point. We will update our schedule as new events are booked:

April 16 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX April 29 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX June 11 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX June 25 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX July 15 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX August 13 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX September 17 - East Texas Speedway, Petty, TX

Here is our growing list of Sprint Car drivers that have indicated their intent to participate with the Sprint Car Bandits Series in 2016, at the time of writing. We will update it as new drivers are added:

Brad Queen, Brad Welborn, Brandon Corn, Brandon Long, Bryson Oeschger, Charlie McDonald, Claud Estes III, Dale Wester, Gary Floyd, Jerry Bell, Junior Jenkins, Justin Melton, Larry Howery, Larry Long, Logan Payne, Mark Huddleston, Martin Edwards, Michael Kostic, Michael Lang, Michelle Melton, Payton Williams, Raven Culp, Robert Byrom, Ryan Hall and #25 (Ronnie Davis - car owner, driver TBA).

Currently, Sprint Car Bandits Series events are being limited to tracks in an approximate 150 mile radius of Dallas/Ft. Worth, as that is where the core of the driver base is for the Series. It also makes it easier for race fans that want to attend all Series events to do so.

The Sprint Car Bandits Series is not affiliated with any other sprint car organization, yet is cognizant of other events booked in this region and is not out to 'split' fans or teams. That being said, events will be booked on dates that work best for everyone, and for the betterment of the sport.

If you are a Sprint Car driver that is interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Series, a race track looking to books dates, or business seeking affordable and effective marketing and advertising solutions through the Series, please contact Steve Lang, at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234.

One other note to Sprint Car teams: through January, there is free driver registration available for the 2016 racing season. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com then click the 'drivers' link to complete our simple online registration form. After that date, there will be a registration fee for drivers competing in the 2016 season.

Please make sure to check our website www.SprintCarBandits.com and our Facebook page by entering in 'Sprint Car Bandits', as we will be updating each of them with the latest Series news as it continues to develop.

The Sprint Car Bandits Series would like to thank everyone for their early support of this new venture, which has helped bring it to fruition.

 

 

BAPS BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF RACING XTRAVAGANZA

By Brad Vores for Racing Xtravaganza

Just three weeks away from the revamped Racing Xtravaganza show in York, PA, BAPS Coatings and Supplies of York has signed on to become the title sponsor for the show that will help kickoff the Central Pennsylvania racing season.

BAPS is no stranger to the motorsports world and will have a big presence at the show to be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7 at the UTZ Arena on the York Fairgrounds.

With Corporate offices located at 2915 N. George Street, York, PA and the York location at 2770 Lewisberry Rd, along with other locations in Harrisburg, Chambersburg, Frederick, MD, Springfield, MA and Worcester, MA, BAPS, a family-owned business whose modest beginnings were in 1979 from a small roadside store in York, PA, is currently owned by a third generation owned distributor of collision and repair products to auto, industrial and commercial industries. BAPS now provides superior products and outstanding customer service through six company-owned stores in three states. With certified technicians, personalized training and outstanding customer service, BAPS’ commitment to providing quality services and products to the repair industry is second to none.

BAPS has been heavily involved on the local racing front for many seasons as race team sponsors along with sponsoring nights at various speedways as well. Austin Hogue pilots the familiar BAPS Coatings and Supplies No. 52 410 Sprint car on the tough Central PA racing circuit.

Fans can learn more about BAPS by visiting www.bapspaints.com

The BAPS Coatings and Supplies Racing Xtravaganza is taking shape nicely and show organizers are putting the final touches on what promises to be bigger and better than ever.

As of now, approximately 100 racing vehicles will be on display all weekend while 40 plus vendors will have booths set up for race fans to check out their products and services.

Some of the events scheduled during the two day show will include the Charlies Repair Service Ms. Racing Xtravaganza and Jr. Miss Racing Xtravaganza Contests on the WeeBee Audio Main Stage, many Meet and Greets with race car drivers, several different seminars, the York County Racing Club and Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Auction, Pit Crew Challenge along with ServiceMaster Clean Award Presentations for the Best Appearing cars at the show.

Fans can get the latest breaking news and a tentative schedule of events along with prices for the show at www.racingxtravaganza.com.

 

FOUR SPRINT CAR SERIES’ WILL HIGHLIGHT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY’S 2016 SEASON

Orrville, Ohio
By Mike Swanger

The 2016 racing season schedule for NAPA Wayne County Speedway is out and the Fisher Performance Sprints will see eleven big races on the docket as Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars will invade four times this season while the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS wingless sprints return with two shows. The newly formed Ohio Sprint Car Series ( OSCS) will roll in for three $2,500 to win races and the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association has two dates set.
The Harriger Towing Super Late Models will have four big dates with the second annual Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week returning while the 3rd annual Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway challenge will have three races at each track this year.
New this year will be the Summer Series for the Car Connection Rush Late Models, the Action Autobody Super Stocks and the WQKT Mini Stocks. These will be a series of races for each class that will pay more money and will have a separate points standings that will pay the top three in the points.
Opening night will be Saturday, April 9th with a regular show for all the class’ with the first of five Summer Series races for the Mini Stocks paying $300 to win. The All Stars will be in for the 1st time the next Saturday, April 16th with $5,000 to win 30 lap feature. Joining them that night will be the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds as they will be wrapping up a three race American Heritage week end with the driver collecting the most points receiving $10,000 or a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Each of the features at the three tracks will pay the winner $1,101. The Super Stocks will be on the racing card that night also. The second time the All Stars visit NAPA WCS will be on Saturday, June 4th and the Sweeney Rush Late Model tour will add to the racing program that night.
The annual Speedweek show for the All Stars is set for Monday, June 20th for the Duffy Smith Memorial. The Super Stocks will be the support class that night for one of their Summer Series race and this one will pay $1,000 to win. The final trip to NAPA WCS for the All Stars will be a big one on Sunday, September 4th for the Pete Jacobs Memorial and it will be a $10,000 to win feature.
The BOSS wingless sprints make their first appearance on Saturday, May 21st and then again on Saturday, August 13th as both shows will have the Fisher Performance sprints for a sprint car doubleheaders. The Rush Late Models and the Super Stocks will also be on the racing card both of those nights.
The Ohio Sprint Car Series makes it first trip to NAPA WCS on Saturday, May 14th and will return on July 2nd and the 30th. The OSCS has about 25 racing dates at tracks all around Ohio for it’s first season of operation. Super Late Models, Rush Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks will be competing on those nights also.
Also hauling in for two shows will be the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association on Saturday May 28th and again as a companion class to the July 23rd Late Model speedweek show.
The Super Late Model Speedweek show will be the Don Gross Memorial that will pay $4,000 to win. Once again Attica Raceway Park and NAPA WCS has teamed up again for the Late Model Challenge as this season each track will have three race dates instead of four. ARP’s dates will be Friday’s May 6th, July 8th and Saturday, Sept 3rd while NAPA WCS races will be Saturday, May 7th, July 9th and during the Blowout on September 24th. Each race will pay the winner $1200 plus the points will pay the top three positions of $500, $300 and $200 plus the driver winning the most heat races will get $250 off a wrap from Innovative Graphics.
Some extra incentive for the Rush Late Models in their 4 race Summer Series will begin on April 30th with $800 to win and race again on August 13th and during the Blowout on September 24th. The big race of their series will be on June 4th with the tour that will pay $1500 to win. Pay off for the top three in points for those four races will be $300 to win, $200 for second and third gets $100.
For the Super Stocks, their Summer Series will get off to a late but big start with the first race on All Star Speedweek Monday with $1,000 to win. Their other race will be on July 16th, August 20th and during the Blowout on September 24th. The points payout for them will be the same as the Rush Late Models.
Five races will determine the winner of the Mini Stock Summer Series as they start right off on opening night with the first of four $300 to win features. The others will be on May 28, August 6th and the Blowout in September. On July 16th, the winner will pocket a $1,000 for the Mini Stocks. The points pay off will be $200 to win, $100 for second and $50 for third.
Some changes have and are in the process at the track that include a bigger and double tiered handicap section in front of the family section plus gravel has been laid behind the grandstand walk area and repairs to the restrooms. In the pit area, a new concrete pad for the scales has been poured just as the cars come off the track.
For a complete look at the schedule and new rules, go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com or at facebook/waynecountyspeedway.

 

 

Winter Challenge 2016 Fires Off at CSP this Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 21, 2016) – The initial “traditional” Sprint Car races of the year in North America take place this weekend as Winter Challenge 2016 kicks off at the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park near Phoenix.

Following an open practice session on Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the first of five rounds of Winter Challenge 2016 competition follows on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. with ensuing rounds of action on Saturday and Sunday.

After this weekend’s trio of events, Winter Challenge 2016 at Canyon Speedway Park will wrap up with another pair of shows on next Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. The green flag will fly on Friday events at 7:00 p.m. with all Saturday and Sunday cards firing off at 5:00 p.m.

The wingless Sprint Cars of the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car series will headline all five rounds of action with IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks in action each night as well.

Rounding out the card on this weekend’s opening three rounds will be Mod Lites and Micros with the IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Dwarf Cars joining in on the final two rounds next weekend.

Brady Bacon has topped the opening leg of the Winter Challenge at CSP over each of the past two years. Dave Darland went on a tear with three wins after Bacon bested the opener two years ago, while Ryan Bernal reeled off a pair of CSP wins last year.

Bacon, the 2014 USAC National Sprint Car champion, is among those expected in a stellar field of Sprint Cars that includes Bryan Clauson, USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., Mike Martin, New Mexico’s Josh Hodges and many more.

The 2016 Winter Challenge Schedule of Events is as follows:

Thursday, January 21 – Open Practice at CSP 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 22 – Round 1 (Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, January 23 – Round 2 (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

Sunday, January 24 – Round 3 (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

Friday, January 29 - Round 4 (Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, January 30 – Round 5 (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

Five-day discounted tickets may be purchased in advance with ticket pricing and purchasing information available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/winter-challenge-2012/ or by calling the track office at 602-258-7223.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling Holiday Inn Express at 623-853-1313.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News. The track update registration can be found at the top of the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com home page.

The entire 2016 Canyon Speedway Park Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

 

 

Winged 360 Sprint Car addition to World of Outlaws weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track make it a must see on Friday & Saturday March 18 & 19

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – January 21 2016…If you are a fan of Winged Sprint Car racing the place to be on Friday & Saturday March 18 & 19 is without a doubt the Stockton Dirt Track for the third annual FVP Western Spring Shootout.

Not only will the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series be on hand for the weekend, but Winged 360 Sprint Cars have also been added to the card each night. The Winged 360’s will run under no sanction, but will follow PMG 360 (Civil War/ Taco Bravo) rules. Each night will pay $3,000-to-win and if a driver ends up winning both nights there is an extra $2,000 double down bonus up for grabs.

The expansion to have both 410’s & 360’s during the weekend continues the trend of the Stockton Dirt Track attempting to form marquee events each season.

“We’re excited to have the Winged 360 Sprints compete alongside the World of Outlaws on March 18 & 19 at the Stockton Dirt Track,” said promoter Tony Noceti. “It really is a Sprint Car lover’s dream weekend and it gets even better when you add in the special show at Delta Speedway on Thursday night. We want to create major events like this and get as many campers to the fairgrounds as we can. Going to the races is so much more than just watching cars go around the track. It’s about friendships, camaraderie, enjoying a cold or hot beverage and having a good time. Our focus here is to continue improving the fan experience and we’re trying to do as much as possible to give everyone the most bang for their buck as we can.”

Last year’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event featured two thrilling nights of racing, with the opener seeing eventual Outlaw champion Donny Schatz come out on top of a photo finish with Shane Stewart. The finale was then captured by California favorite Rico Abreu, who battled his way past Terry McCarl for the popular win.

Two-night adult General Admission tickets for the FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track are available for a great value at just $59 & two-night Reserved Grandstand tickets cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only. To reserve your seats simply visit https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=195 or call (844) 347-8849.

Camping will also be available during the weekend with a number of great spots for RV’s and Campers on the fairgrounds. To reserve your spot contact 916-370-9417. We will do our best to accommodate everyone as well as we can. There is a two-day minimum for camping at the event with the cost being $33 a night. Friday night following the races there will be a party on the VIP deck of the main grandstand. Drinks & food will be available and everyone is encouraged to attend. The party will be in close proximity to the pit & camping area. There will also be a Saturday morning breakfast held for the second straight year.

Delta Speedway, also located on the Fairgrounds, as noted will be running a special race on Thursday March 17, making it a three-night happening on the property. Plans are to once again have a few special guests compete aboard a Micro Sprint during the night. The Delta Speedway is just a short walk across the parking lot from the camping area behind the grandstands at the Dirt Track.

FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, returns as title sponsor for the spring weekend destination event at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility, where each night will be a separate points-paying race for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. FVP products are engineered to provide their customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price.

Weekend Schedule at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds-

Thursday March 17: Delta Speedway - Super 600, Non-Wing, Restricted and Jr. Sprints Friday March 18: Stockton Dirt Track - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series & Winged 360 Sprint Cars Saturday March 19: Stockton Dirt Track - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series & Winged 360 Sprint Cars

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 3/8 mile clay oval and is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. It is built inside a one-mile horse track and boasts one of the nicest dirt track facilities in the state. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit http://www.stocktondirttrack.com

Info on the World of Outlaws can be viewed at http://www.woosprint.com

 

 

VEAL CREATES HISTORY WITH SCOTT DARLEY CHALLENGE WIN

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW January 19, 2016

Jamie Veal became nineteen thousand dollars richer after taking a dominant win on the final night of the Scott Darley Challenge and in doing so, he also goes into the record books as a new 40 lap record holder at Valvoline Raceway.

Veal led from the front row and was never challenged in the non-stop race to take the winner’s cheque and become the first Victorian to win the event.

The winner of the Pole Shuffle, Kerry Madsen, took the challenge, by virtue of winning the opening night main event, and started the event from position nineteen but the track conditions didn’t favour Madsen and he had to settle for a thirteenth place finish.

American Kyle Hirst had his best result at Valvoline Raceway with a second place and vetran Max Dumesny completed the podium. Fourth home was a very impressive Toby Bellbowen followed by Americans Brad Sweet and Jason Sides, James Thompson, Ian Madsen, Brooke Tatnell, Matt Dumesny, Randy Hannagan, Steven Lines, Kerry Madsen, Robbie Farr, Grant Anderson, David Murcott, Ben Atkinson, Sam Walsh, Steve Rowell, Matt Smith and Jordyn Brazier was the last recorded finisher. Kraig Kinser, James McFadden and Garry Brazier were the non-finishers for the event.

Earlier in the night Veal managed to upstage everyone for the second night in a row and earning $1900 for Quick time thanks to Marty Perovich and Network Industries.

Heat wins went to Jason Sides, Ian Madsen, James McFadden, Steven Lines and Kerry Madsen.

The D-Main was taken out by Adam Wray. The C-Main was won by Marty Perovich and Ben Atkinson won the B-Main.

The Sprintcar Association of NSW now have a few weeks off with the Classic and Australian Title in Warrnambool. We would like to wish all NSW drivers safety and success at these two big events.

The next event on the SANSW calendar will be Saturday night, February 13 at Valvoline Raceway.

 

 

Kevin Swindell and New Team Enjoy Special Week at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 20, 2016) - Kevin Swindell had a successful debut as a car owner last week during the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire at Tulsa Expo Raceway.

Swindell, who recently created a midget team with Bernie Stuebgen of Indy Race Parts, helped crew Kevin Thomas Jr. to a B Main finish during the premier midget event of the season, which drew a record 336 competitors.

"I enjoyed it," Swindell said. "It's definitely a different feeling to watch your car out there and wonder if you made the right decisions. It's by far more nervous on that side of it than being in the car. From where we started three weeks before it without having anything and going through adversity at the beginning of the week to making the best of it, it was a good week."

The new team began on a sour note as the engine expired during practice night a week ago Monday. However, Heffner Racing Enterprises provided the team with an engine to use throughout the competition, which began on Tuesday with preliminary action.

"I want to thank everyone at Heffner Racing for helping us," Swindell said. "We started off strong with a good run in a heat race and qualifier to lock into the main event."

Thomas Jr. powered from fourth to second place in a heat race and from third to win a qualifier, which put him seventh in overall points to garner the seventh starting position for the 25-lap main event.

"We got to fifth pretty quick and was in line running around the top," Swindell said. "We got to racing with (Zach) Daum and they got balled up through turns one and two. We got a big run into turn three and overdid the entry speed a bit sliding across the track. They all tried to check up in traffic and it was an accordion of things. We bounced and when we landed it stalled the engine. That put us to the back and we got back up to 14th. We were close; just one little bad situation."

Thomas Jr. rebounded from the midrace miscue to place 14th. That locked him into the eighth starting position for a C Main during Saturday's finale, which was broadcast live on MAVTV.

Thomas Jr. advanced from eighth to second place during the race to earn a transfer into the back of a B Main.

"In the B Main we got caught with one guy running the bottom and one guy running the top," Swindell said. "We couldn't go anywhere for the first eight laps or so. We finally got free, but it was strung out at that point. We needed to get further earlier."

Thomas Jr. finished 11th to miss a transfer into the main event by five positions, which was a great feat considering the number of drivers competing all week.

"Tony (Stewart) and his team did a great job with the track," Swindell said. "I know they had some trouble with the dirt being wet to start with. They didn't have it too wet in the heat races so it let guys race from the get-go. It was a pretty good week. I think they did a good job.

"I also want to thank the entire Chili Bowl staff, the Hahn and Edwards families, the Steve King Foundation, the Pack family and everyone who participated in the 50-50 and sprint car raffles. I'm thankful to all of them for the support. It's very special and humbling."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 1 (3); Feature: 14 (7); Race of Champions: DNF (15).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 2 (8); B Main: 11 (16).

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

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

"John Christner Trucking has been an integral part of our program at the Chili Bowl for a long time," Swindell said. "We appreciate the support and partnership that John and his team bring to our program."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

HUTCHISON SET FOR RETURN TO KING OF THE WING IN 2016

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (January 20, 2016) – 2015 King of the Wing Western Sprintcar Series Rookie of the Year Dylan Hutchison will return for the 2016 series, campaigning his family-owned #8 Halo Learnport Beast Hutchison in the 14 race series. The former NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West racer made a big splash in his open wheel debut in 2015.

The 2016 WSS will hit tracks all over the western United States including five MAVTV & LucasOilRacing.TV televised races at Madera Speedway (CA). The series will also stage its second annual trip to the historic Stockton 99 Speedway (CA) in early August. A return to Havasu 95 Speedway and Tucson Speedway in Arizona is planned for October as well. New on the 2016 slate will be a visit to the ultra-fast 3/8ths mile Rocky Mountain Raceway outside Salt Lake City, UT on Memorial Day.

Three rounds of the WSS will be part of the national King of the Wing tour as well, over the weekend of September 30th - October 2nd. September 30th's event is TBA while Saturday October 1st will be staged at Madera and Sunday October 2nd will be at the series' fastest track Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA.

Hutchison intended to spend 2015 slowly getting up to speed, but found himself with a second place main event finish in just the third race of the year at Madera. Hutchison followed that up with a trip to Stockton where he became one of four drivers to break the all-time track record and he wrapped up the night with a third place feature finish. Hutchison found himself inserted into the championship battle with Davey Hamilton, Jr. and Cody Gerhardt. He continued a string of top-tens finishing eighth at Madera in September and sixth at Havasu 95 Speedway in October.

A fourth place finish at Stockton in November set the stage for the three race national King of the Wing weekend to crown the Western champion. Hutchison ran in the top-ten throughout the Friday night main at Madera before a late race spin relegated him to 12th.

Perhaps his best run of the entire season came against the national cars at Irwindale. Utilizing a Rex Hutchison Racing Engines iron block 360 against the aluminum 410s on the half-mile, Hutchison recorded a fifth place finish. With a chance to overtake Gerhardt for second in the points, Hutchison had his sights set on Kern County Raceway Park where he unfortunately suffered mechanical problems and had to surrender to the pits early in the feature.

Hutchison ended the season third in points with nine starts, four top-fives, seven top-tens, and two heat race victories. Hutchison aims to go for the championship in the Western Sprintcar Series in 2016. His racing program is presented by Halo Learnport, Rex Hutchison Racing Engines, Naake Suspension, All Valley Tow, Rich Howe Racing, RacerBling, and Blakesley Sports Media.

You can learn more about Dylan Hutchison Racing at www.dylanhutchison.com or by visiting the team on Facebook at keywords “Dylan Hutchison Racing”.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Hassled by Bad Luck Throughout Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 20, 2016) - Luck wasn't on Sam Hafertepe Jr.'s side during last week's 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Preliminary action at Tulsa Expo Raceway began last Tuesday as Hafertepe Jr. advanced from fourth to third place during a heat race and from eighth to sixth place in a qualifier, which lined him up on the inside of the third row for a B Main.

"In our heat race and qualifier we struggled with the setup quite a bit," he said. "In the B Main we seemed to figure things out and got a lot better. It was more dialed in."

Hafertepe Jr. picked up the position he needed to place fourth, which garnered a transfer into the back row of the 25-lap feature.

"We started 23rd and we got up to 11th, but we had a crank trigger go out on us," he said. "Once that caution came out we noticed we were running on two cylinders instead of four."

Hafertepe Jr. was forced to pull off the track with the mechanical problem when a caution came out in the closing laps. That relegated him to the eighth starting position during a D Main on Saturday.

"We ended up blowing the engine up and that ended our whole weekend," he said. "Right on the start going into turn one we ended up throwing a rod out of the engine. It wasn't what we planned on, but that's part of racing sometimes."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 6 (8); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: DNF (23).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: DNF (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lonestar Speedway

A high-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Kilgore, Texas, Lonestar Speedway was reopened in 2009 by the Hafertepe family. For more information, visit http://www.LonestarSpeedway.com.

"Lonestar Speedway is owned by a racing family who wants to make it into a premier facility in the country," Hafertepe Jr. said.

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Wells Racing Engines, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Champion Brands, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Herrera Lands One Spot Shy of Transfer Twice at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 20, 2016) - Johnny Herrera finished one spot out of a transfer twice during the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire last week at Tulsa Expo Raceway.

Herrera, who was driving for SpeedQuip Motorsports at the marquee midget event, kicked off the action on Wednesday by advancing from seventh to fourth place in a heat race. He then maneuvered from eighth to sixth place in a qualifier, which lined him up on the inside of the second row for a B Main.

"We passed a couple of cars in the qualifiers and if we had passed one more we would have locked ourselves into the A Main," he said. "We ran third most of the whole B Main. It seemed like every yellow I wouldn't get going for a lap or two. At the end the one guy we knew starting at the back coming through there was Sammy (Swindell). We got three wide on a restart and I got the short end of the stick and came out running fifth and boom the race was over. Without all those restarts we would have been fine."

Herrera placed fifth in the consolation race to miss a transfer by only one spot. That relegated him to the fourth starting position in an E Main on Saturday.

"I just faded on the start," he said. "I wasn't real good. At one time I was almost back to dead last. Once we got rolling we could race well."

Herrera tried to recover from the slow start and he rebounded to a fifth-place result, which was once again only one position out of a transfer.

"Of course you always want to do better, but it was a fun Chili Bowl," he said. "Thanks to everyone at SpeedQuip Motorsports for the opportunity and great experience."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 6 (8); B Main: 5 (3).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - E Main: 5 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

"Royal Jones (who owns Mesilla Valley Transportation) has been a big supporter of mine for many years," Herrera said. "He's a great person and Mesilla Valley Transportation is a great company. Royal has been a huge supporter of not only me, but of a lot of racers. He's a genuinely wonderful guy."

Herrera would also like to thank Champion Brands, Competition Suspension Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, 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.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

Donny Schatz Named North American 410 Sprint Car Poll "Driver of the Year" for 2015

For the eighth time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2015 Knoxville Nationals winner, Chico Gold Cup Race of Champions winner and World of Outlaws (WoO) champion, earned all twenty-five (25) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll.

Tony Stewart, owner of the Donny Schatz sprint car, earned his eighth “Team of the Year” honors, though three of those have come from the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are 2015 Kings Royal winner Shane Stewart of Oklahoma, All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) champion Dale Blaney of Ohio, Brad Sweet of California, and Knoxville Raceway and National Sprint League (NSL) champion Danny Lasoski of Missouri. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season, respectively, are Daryn Pittman, 2015 Central Pennsylvania Sprint Cars and Williams Grove Speedway champion Greg Hodnett, Joey Saldana, Williams Grove National Open winner and Pennsylvania Speed Week champion Stevie Smith, and Kerry Madsen.

Rico Abreu of California will again receive the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting ‘410’ sprint car performances in 2015. Chase Dietz of Pennsylvania, the top rookie at the Lincoln Speedway this past season, has earned the “Rookie of the Year” award in the ‘410’ division of the North American Sprint Car Poll. Tod Quiring of the new National Sprint League (NSL) has captured the “Promoter of the Year” honors. Jack & Bonnie Elam of J&J Auto Racing will earn the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the ‘410’ poll. The “Media Member of the Year” award will go to Kendra Jacobs and Steve Post of the MAV-TV/MRN “Winged Nation” show. Final 2015 North American 410 Sprint Car Poll

rank, driver (first place votes), hometown, state/province, points

1., Donny Schatz (25), Fargo, ND, 2400

2., Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 1170

3., Dale Blaney, Fowler, OH, 751

4., Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 523

5., Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 485

6., Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 478

7., Greg Hodnett, Memphis, TN, 425

8., Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 358

9., Stevie Smith, New Oxford, PA, 331

10., Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, AUS, 251

11., Danny Dietrich, Aspers, PA, 159

12., Paul McMahan, Elk Grove, CA, 134

13., Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 111

14., Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 87

15., Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA, 65.5

16., Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 45

17., Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, PA, 38

18., Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, AUS, 26

tie, Sammy Swindell, Memphis, TN, 26

20., Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 23.5

21., Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 22

22., Billy Balog, Fairbanks, AK, 19

23., Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 18

24., Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 14

25., Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 13

Also receiving multiple votes: Bryan Clauson, David Gravel, Brandon “Bud” Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, Chad Kemenah, Carson Macedo, Bill Rose.

 

 

T.J. Michael Will Begin Florida Trip with Visit to Ocala

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Plano, Texas (January 20, 2016) - After weeks of preparation and planning, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael is set to make his first ever Florida sprint car start. Michael, a Plano, Texas, native who spends most of his summer months racing in northwest Ohio, will kick off his Florida campaign with a visit to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala for the annual Bubba Army Winternationals. The high school senior will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during his Ocala visit, helping the Tony Stewart-owned organization jumpstart their 2016 season.

“We leave in two weeks...we’ve been counting down for months” Michael said, “I’m pretty excited for this opportunity. We have a lot of great supporters that helped make this happen. Our goal is gain valuable track time and experience. The competition will be tough and the tracks will be foreign, but we’ll do our best to make an impact.”

The 5th annual Bubba Army Winternationals will begin for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday evening, February 4, with a full slate of open practice. The 410 sprinters will return on Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, for back-to-back full programs awarding $5,000 each.

After a full weekend in Ocala, T.J. Michael will turn his attention toward Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona for DIRTcar Nationals competition. The 410 sophomore will once again join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for back-to-back programs on February 10-11, followed by a potential appearance with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on February 12-14.

“We have everything pretty much mapped out” Michael explained, “We are going to race all of the All Star events for sure and go from there. If we can keep our nose clean and stay consistent, we’ll most likely stick around for the Outlaw portion of the DIRTcar Nationals.”

Learn more about the 5th annual Bubba Army Winternationals online at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8

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Recent Highlights: Earned six consecutive top-ten finishes with F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Series in 2015

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

2016 Wins: N/A

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Heartbreak for Boespflug and RAB Racing at Chili Bowl 2016

Plainfield, IN Wednesday January 20th, 2016 - Tuesday January 12th kicked off the 30th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, OK. Over 345 cars entered this years events. Four Preliminary Nights took place Tuesday through Friday consisting of heat races, qualifiers, a D, C, B, and AMain. Preliminary night finishing orders would collectively line up all of Saturday's races.

Chad Boespflug's preliminary night took place Tuesday against 84 of approximately 345 total competitors. Pill draw for heat races was in his favor drawing a low number that would in result place him on the pole of one of eleven heat races. Accumulated passing points from all racing events throughout the preliminary night would line up all events following heat races. Therefore it was key for Boespflug to maintain position and get out front of the field quickly to earn the most possible points. He did just that, got the jump on the initial start and maintained the first position the entire heat race earning he and the RAB Racing Team a heat race win. Winning his heat race and earning the maximum points he was eligible for placed Chad in the top 40 in passing points, locking them into one of four Qualifier's.

Qualifier lineups inverted the top 24 of the 40 in passing points placing Boespflug in a front row starting position once again. Same goal was in mind for the qualifier as in the heat race, to maintain position to earn the most points possible. Boespflug took the lead on the initial start and maintained it until lap 4 before loosing a hard fought back and forth battle with Spencer Bayston. Bayston took over the lead on lap 4, but Boespflug battled back to regain the lead just as a caution came out. Boespflug lines up second on the restart and gave it all he had to regain the lead back, but came up a little short and finished second in Qualifier #1. His performance in both the heat race and qualifier placed him 12th in overall points out of 85 cars, locking him into the 25 lap AMain.

Earning the 12th starting position in the AMain marked the third year in a row that Boespflug transferred into the AMain on his preliminary night straight through qualifying. That is a feat in itself against such tough competition. He and the RAB Racing Team were thrilled to be locked into the AMain once again. Boespflug had a strong car prepared by he and his team to start the AMain. He quickly passed his way up to a top 5 position trailing four successful midget regulars. Note Boespflug has competed in less than five total midget races in his career, three of which took place at the Chili Bowl. Boespflug maintained his momentum to keep himself in the hunt for potentially a podium finish by running the high side banging off the cushion lap after lap. A late race hard charging Joey Saldana was able to sneak by Boespflug on the bottom with just a few laps remaining, he dropped back just once position and went on to finish sixth.

"What a fun night. Had a great car tonight. Can't thank the RAB guys enough for all the hard work all night." - Chad Boespflug said following Tuesday's race.

Finishing in the top 10 in a preliminary night AMain earned you a starting spot in either the A or BMain for Saturday's main event. The past two years Boespflug has been locked into a CMain for Saturday competition. His performance this year in preliminary competition advanced him to a BMain starting position for Saturday. He would line up 6th in the first of two BMain's. Each BMain would take the top six transfers on to the 55 lap Chili Bowl AMain finale.

"Pretty pumped for today's chances to put it in the AMain tonight." - Boespflug said once finding out he was starting in a transfer position for Saturday's BMain.

Boespflug lined up in the 6th starting position for the first BMain with one thing on his mind, put it in the big show. To do just that he needed to maintain his starting position or move forward. At the drop of the green he took off with what appeared to be a hard charging car that was hooked up once again. Boespflug completed one lap and began to fall back after advancing with the leaders the lap prior. Exiting turn two on lap #2 it was apparent that the #57B was in trouble puffing out a lot of smoke. As the car slowed on the backstretch the heartbreak of being that close to an AMain starting spot in the Chili Bowl Nationals sunk in throughout the RAB Racing pit area. Boespflug himself maintained composure despite the disappointment of a blown motor after making it so far.

"Dang it. We had a great car. Just wish the motor would have held on. Although we had a disappointing ending to our run in Tulsa we improved and I improved. In the three years I've gone to the Chili Bowl I've made my prelim night AMain through my qualifier and have made the CMain on Saturday twice and the BMain once. We had a great shot at the A this year but it was just not meant to be. I have to thank Bill and Amy Ecker and the entire RAB Racing Team for the opportunity to race for them once again, we had fun. Thank you to everyone that made this trip happen yet again." - Boespflug reflects on his 2016 Chili Bowl trip.

Thank You to All Supporting Sponsors:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, DLG, Hinchman Indy, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Midwest Shades, RAB Racing, RevvedUp Industries, STIDA.

Thank You,

NineEight Motorsports LLC
www.ChadBoespflugRacing.com
www.Facebook.com/ChadBoespflugRacing

 

 

TRACKS

Locals Primed for Kings Challenge

The annual Kings Challenge is going to be fought out this Thursday night (January 21) at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway in South Australia, and the annual event has attracted a number of locals keen to keep the out-of-town invaders honest.

In what’s regarded as Borderline Speedway’s biggest event of the season, a field of 40 plus cars, which consists of drivers from all over the country and also a number of America’s finest Sprintcar drivers, are looking to wrestle the Kings Challenge from its defending champion and Australian World of Outlaws star Kerry Madsen. Madsen, from Sydney in NSW, proved simply too strong for his rivals in last season’s event as he romped to the $10,000 winner’s cheque.

After a second-place finish in last season’s event, local favourite Steven Lines is aiming to go one better this time around and pick up his second Kings Challenge victory – adding to his 2014 victory. In recent appearances at Borderline Speedway, Lines hasn’t enjoyed much luck, but he’s looking to turn that around with the desire of nothing less than a win aboard the WA # 3 Bridgestone Tyre Centre Albany / Halls Haulage backed KPC that is owned by Western Australian-based car owner Brian Hall.

Apart from Lines, other locals keen to make an impact are Glen Sutherland, Ashley Scott, Jamie Stark and rookies Jody Baldwin and Scott Enderl. Both Sutherland and Scott have put in some impressive performances so far this season and are looking for a repeat of them on home soil. Stark hasn’t raced a lot this season, but will be making his second appearance of the season at the Kings Challenge. Despite their rookie status, Baldwin and Enderl are gaining more confidence with every race meeting. During last month’s World Series Sprintcars Championship round at Borderline Speedway, Baldwin came away with two hard-fought and impressive heat-race wins.

From the large list of out-of-towners, Kerry Madsen, being the defending Kings Challenge Champion, is the favourite, but others to look out for are Jamie Veal (Vic), 2011 Kings Challenge winner James McFadden (Vic), current and two-time Australian Champion David Murcott (Vic), Ian Madsen (NSW), four-time Kings Challenge winner Robbie Farr (Qld), Max Dumesny (NSW) and Ryan Jones (SA). Although they go in as underdogs, the likes of in-form Queenslander Andrew Scheuerle (Qld), Danny Reidy (Qld), Jamie and Brad Maiolo (WA), Sammy Walsh (NSW), Luke Oldfield (Qld), Daniel Pestka (SA), Ben Atkinson (NT), Shaun Bradford (WA) and Tim Hutchins (Tas) are more than capable of running at the pointy-end of the field.

When it comes to the internationals, there are a total of four for this season’s event. Randy Hannagan has a local feel about him this season, due to running for local car owner and former racer Ray Scott. 2005 Knoxville Nationals Champion Kraig Kinser, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich and California’s Carson Macedo are the other entrants from America.

Supporting the Kings Challenge event is going to be the Junior Sedans.

Times Gates open at 4pm Hot Laps from 5pm Racing from 6pm

Admission Adults $30 Seniors Card $25 Children (12 to 16 years) $15 UNDER 12 FREE

The Borderline Speedway Club would like to thank their 2015-16 season King’s Challenge sponsors: Gambier Earth Movers Stuckey Electrical O.G. Roberts Shelton Butchers

To find out more about the King’s Challenge, contact 0459 299 857, visit the website www.borderlinespeedway.com or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Borderline Speedway

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Tancredi Claims Maiden Win

Michael Tancredi is a driver who has a rich motorsport pedigree over the past two decades. Three seasons ago, he stepped into Sprintcars and recently at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, he came away with victory in the Victorian 360 Sprintcar Title.

A 410 Sprintcar regular with the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series, Tancredi made his 360 Sprintcar debut at the Victorian Title. It certainly wasn’t all plain sailing for him leading up to the Victorian Title, after the team worked hard to get the Maxim car fitted with a 360ci engine in what was eleventh hour preparations.

Although the preparations for the Victorian Title were hurried, Tancredi was quick straight out box by recording the sixth fastest lap in time trials, then won both his heat race and dash, and started the Victorian Title deciding feature race from pole position. From the outset of the 25-lap event, Tancredi powered to the lead and was then never headed all the way through to the fall of the chequered flag.

In the process of winning the Victorian Title it was Tancredi’s maiden feature-race win in Sprintcars.

“It’s a great feeling to get my first feature-race win in Sprintcars, and for it to be a Victorian Title made it even better,” the former National Champion in the Commodore Cup category on the tar circuits commented.

“Ever since I stepped into Sprintcars three seasons ago, the learning curve has been a quite challenging one, but winning the Victorian Title is an indication that I’m heading in the right direction and certainly boosts my confidence.”

Tancredi continued on by saying that despite his experience, he felt quite nervous starting from pole position in the Victorian Title decider.

“Yeah, the nerves were a bit higher than usual going into the feature race,” admitted the Vic # 29 Barry Medew Building Supplies / Menzel Glass supported Maxim driver.

“I got a good start and hit the front, and I was then able to get into a rhythm out in front.

“There were a number of stoppages throughout the feature race that worked in my favour and allowed me to have a clear track, and I was able to use that to my advantage and go on and claim the win.”

Running a team on a small budget does create its fair share of challenges, but he’s now looking forward to a strong second half of the season.

“I’m unsure about how much 360 Sprintcar racing I will do for the rest of this season, but I intend to do the remainder of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series in the 410 Sprintcars,” the 32-year-old from Geelong in Victoria commented.

“I’ve been making steady progress in the 410 Sprintcars and I’m looking forward to continuing that with some consistent performances.

“I only have a small team with an engine that’s a bit down on horsepower compared to the front runners, but the team and I are working hard to do the best with what we have, and we’re all really enjoying the whole experience.”

The next outing for Tancredi is going to be for the President’s Cup (410 Sprintcars) back at Avalon Raceway this Wednesday night (January 20).

Tancredi would like to thank his 2015-16 season sponsors: Barry Medew Building Supplies, Menzel Glass, Johnny Dyno Engines, West Coast Concreting, and Velocity Premium Motorsports Apparel. Special thanks must go to Tim Perry, Tony Gould, Michael Lockhart, Robert Sliwinski and Mark Smith.

 

 

Johnson Opens Eyes with Impressive Performance at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2016) - Chase Johnson had a banner week at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Johnson scored his best-career result at the marquee midget event at Tulsa Expo Raceway, where he drove for Matt Wood Motorsports for the third year in a row.

"I had a great time and am so grateful for the opportunity to drive for Matt and the team again," he said. "We showed a lot of improvement and opened some eyes with how strong we performed."

The event began last Tuesday with Johnson tackling preliminary action on the quarter-mile oval. He powered from seventh to a third-place result in a heat race to open the competition.

"We kept our nose clean and let the passes come by themselves," he said. "That was my whole mindset I had going in. If you get yourself in trouble it's really hard to overcome that. It put us in a great spot for the qualifier. We continued to stay clean and smart."

Johnson then placed sixth in a qualifier before he used a perfectly timed last-lap slide job to score the fourth-and-final transfer position in a B Main. That started him last in the 25-lap main event.

"There were a lot of cautions and crashes," he said. "We made it through all of that and passed quite a few cars to make it up to 13th. It was a great accomplishment anywhere, but especially at the Chili Bowl. We had a great car and I felt like I could put it anywhere and we'd go forward. That was really helpful, especially in traffic."

Johnson's 13th-place result tied him for the most cars passed in the main event. It also locked him into a C Main during Saturday's finale, which was broadcast live on MAVTV.

"The C Main was going great," he said. "They had just finished reworking the track before the race so there wasn't much passing going on. The track was very narrow. We just rolled around the bottom and were putting in our laps. We were faster than a couple of cars in front of us, but I couldn't find a way around them without opening up a spot. Right after we got the sign for two laps to go we went into turns one and two. I got a side nerf bar from someone and that pushed me up the track. Me and another car spun around and I got upside down."

Johnson spent most of the race in a transfer position until a fellow competitor ran into him with a little less than two laps remaining. Johnson restarted at the back and ended with a 16th-place result.

"It's certainly not the way we wanted it to end," he said. "I felt like we were going to transfer into the B Main and had a car capable of moving forward. Unfortunately, that's part of racing. Hopefully I get the opportunity to head back to the Chili Bowl next year and we can continue to show improvement."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (7); Qualifier: 6 (4); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 13 (24).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 16 (6).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 3-4 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws 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 new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johnny Franklin's Mufflers

With California locations in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers has been a leader in the service industry for mufflers, drivelines and hitches for more than 50 years.

"My great grandpa started Johnny Franklin's Mufflers in 1961 and it has been in the family ever since," Johnson said. "My family and everyone at Johnny Franklin's Mufflers have supported me through my entire racing career and are my biggest fans. I couldn't be happier to represent such a great company."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, 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.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Can’t Make It To The Classic? Why Not Clay-Per-View It!

The 44h Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be available via a Live Stream Broadcast with all three nights of action set to be shown on Clay-Per-View!

The broadcasts will commence from 5.00pm on each of the three race nights being shown in their entirety.

The package will cost $29.99 per night.

To subscribe, intending race fans need only follow these simple instructions:

1. Go to clayperview.com 2. Click on the “Get Your Virtual Ticket” Icon. 3. If the Race Fan is an existing account holder with Clay-Per-View, they can skip step 3, if they are a first time user an account will need to be created. This is done by selecting one of the three options – Facebook – Google + - or the Email Link. 4. Then simply purchase a ticket, sit back and enjoy the 2016 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic from the

The 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 22, 23 & 24, 2016.

 

 

National Sprint League and Jackson Motorplex Hire Inside Line Promotions

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Jan. 19, 2016) - The National Sprint League is pleased to announce that it has contracted Inside Line Promotions as the official public relations firm for its two national series along with all regions.

Inside Line Promotions will also run the PR for Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

"Inside Line Promotions has handled the PR for our race teams for several years," National Sprint League Founder Tod Quiring said. "Their work has always been timely and professional. We are excited about the 2016 season for the NSL and Jackson Motorplex and believe Inside Line Promotions Founder Shawn Miller's expertise will provide great value for our sponsors and fans."

The National Sprint League was established in 2015 as a premier 410ci winged sprint car series in the Midwest. The series has added a 360ci division in 2016 featuring a national tour - the GOMUDDY.COM National Sprint League 360 Series - along with multiple regions.

Jackson Motorplex has recently undergone a massive renovation and will showcase two nights of racing per weekend throughout the 2016 season. The facility will host weekly sprint car races on most Friday nights with IMCA a-mods, stock cars, sport mods, hobby stocks and sport compacts almost every Saturday from mid-May until late-September.

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve exposure. To learn more about Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com/GOMUDDY360s

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/NSLSeries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoMuddycom-NSL-360-Series-225278144484460/?fref=ts

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE -

The National Sprint League was established in 2015 as a premier 410ci winged sprint car series focusing on the Midwest. In 2016, the series branches into the 360ci winged sprint car ranks with the GOMUDDY.COM National Sprint League 360 Series as well as multiple regions across the United States. For the latest news and information among all the NSL entities, visit http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Scores Career-Best Result During 30th annual Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2016) - Tony Bruce Jr. put together his best performance at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire during its 30th edition last weekend.

Bruce Jr., who drove for Team Eights and Chad Wheeler during the marquee midget event, posted his career-best result during both preliminary competition as well as the finale at Tulsa Expo Raceway.

"On the prelim night I achieved one of my goals of making the A Main," he said. "That put us fairly decent for Saturday's main event."

With a record 336 drivers on hand, Bruce Jr. kicked off the event last Tuesday during his preliminary night. He finished where he started - third - in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for a qualifier.

"In the heat we got up to second and had a little engine trouble and fell back to third," he said. "That put us at the back of a qualifier. We were able to advance a few spots and put ourselves in the front row of a B Main."

Bruce Jr. won the consolation race to garner a transfer into the 25-lap main event, which he started on the outside of the ninth row.

"I made some mistakes," he said. "I had a tough time running the bottom. There's definitely an art form of riding the berm. I haven't quite figured that out. I was pretty one-dimensional and just ran the top the entire race. It probably cost me a few spots. All in all, it was a good effort."

Bruce Jr. maneuvered from 18th to a 12th-place finish. That lined him up on the outside of the second row for a C Main on Saturday's finale, which was broadcast live on MAVTV.

"The goal was to win it because if you ride around and make sure you're in a transfer that's a lot of times when you'll get passed," he said. "I wanted to make sure I was aggressive and went after the win. It was great exposure for us and our team."

Bruce Jr. claimed a C Main win to transfer into the back of a B Main, which he started on the inside of the seventh row.

"We kind of had a chance, but at the same time starting at the back of those B Mains it's hard to advance out of them," he said. "We were ok and we were able to move forward a few spots. We didn't have any cautions after the first start and everyone strung out. I just tried to move around and learn as much as I could."

Bruce Jr. ended with a 13th-place finish to cap the event.

"I definitely give myself an A," he said. "Just making it into a B Main is a feat in itself. We were in the top 20 percent of all the people in that building. To have a chance at the Saturday A Main is something to be proud of."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: 6 (10); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (18).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 1 (4); B Main: 13 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

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

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

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lincoln Electric, Budweiser, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MyRacePass, FK Midwest, 13 Sins Garage, My Place BBQ, Tater Skinz and 3 Rivers Auto Collision for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Bergman Shows Strength Throughout 30th annual Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2016) - Seth Bergman had a strong performance last weekend at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Bergman, who was driving for A.J. Felker Racing during the premier midget event at Tulsa Expo Raceway, kicked off the competition featuring a record 336 drivers on Thursday during preliminary competition.

"We drew a decent number to start the night and with passing so critical every time you hit the track I knew we needed to put ourselves in position to win our heat race," he said.

Bergman did just that as he powered from third to record the heat race triumph. He then placed sixth in a qualifier, which relegated him to a B Main.

"We weren't as good as we needed to be after the heat race," he said. "We managed to transfer through the B Main into the main event, but weren't able to make as much progress as we hoped. It's a lot different to hop into a midget once or twice a year when you're used to racing winged sprint cars full time."

Bergman, who placed fourth in the consolation race to transfer into the feature, advanced from 24th to 20th in the main event.

That put him in a D Main during Saturday's finale, where the top six transferred into the C Main.

"We ran in a transfer spot for most of the race," he said. "I felt confident we were going to transfer into the C Main and we'd see if we had enough to pass some cars to transfer into the B Main, but unfortunately a mechanical problem ended our night early."

Bergman was running in a transfer position heading to the white flag when he stopped on the track because of mechanical woes. He was unable to finish the D Main.

"I want to thank A.J. Felker Racing and everyone for their support," he said. "It was a great experience and I hope I get the opportunity to race the Chili Bowl again next year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 14 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 6 (4); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 20 (24).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: DNF (-).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

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 - Young Tools

Young Tools is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tools on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Successful at 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi enjoyed another successful outing at the premier midget event last weekend.

Scelzi guided a Loyet Motorsports entry to a 15th-place result in a C Main after being involved in a late crash on Saturday during the 30 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which featured a record 336 drivers at Tulsa Expo Raceway.

"I want to thank everyone at Loyet Motorsports for the tremendous opportunity," he said. "We didn't get the result we wanted, but it certainly wasn't anything to put our heads down about. I had a blast all week and hope for another opportunity with them."

The week began for Scelzi on Thursday when he powered from seventh to second place during a heat race on the quarter-mile oval.

"We had a great heat race," he said. "We were very fortunate with our heat race draw. It was a good time for me to get comfortable with the race car. To go from seventh to second was a good points result for us."

That locked Scelzi into the fifth starting position in a qualifier.

"As the track widened out we seemed to struggle getting comfortable and finding the feel that I was looking for," he said. "I was tight on the entry (into the corners) and free on the exit."

Scelzi finished where he started, which was good enough to lock him into the 14th starting position for the 25-lap feature.

"In the main event for a while it seemed like we could maneuver forward and then we'd lose some positions," he said. "I got to about 10th and was as low as 17th at one point. It was how the yellows and restarts worked. We were pretty much right in the middle. Finishing 14th isn't what we hoped for and it definitely wasn't my goal, but that set us up for a good position on Saturday."

Scelzi's 14th-place result lined him up on the inside of the fourth row in a C Main during Saturday's finale, which was broadcast live on MavTV.

"We fell back to around 10th and as we were racing forward a car on the outside broke loose and half spun down the track," he said. "It got into our front end. That spun me out with about two laps to go and ended our run at transferring into the B Main. I think we would have ended up transferring because in the next corner the drivers running fourth, fifth and sixth crashed. The way things were going in front of me I had a shot at earning a transfer."

Scelzi was battling inside the top 10 when the incident occurred, ending his run with the 15th-place finish.

He will return to action in his winged sprint car March 3-4 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 14 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (7); Qualifier: 5 (5); Feature: 14 (14).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 15 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 3-4 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems. The company specializes in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com.

"I'd like to thank the entire Schoenfeld family for helping my brother and I throughout our entire career," Scelzi said. "They have the best headers in the business."

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

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THE JOURNEY SOUTH BEGINS

Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport January 19, 2016

In the world of Sprintcar racing, you have to settle for nights that occasionally don’t go your way. That was certainly the case for Jackson Delamont last weekend during the running of the Scott Darley Challenge. But, as Jackson is, he is taking the positives out of the two nights of racing.

“We were just off in qualifying,” Jackson remarked, “and when the two laps at the start of the night are so important, and you don’t get it right, it can make for a long night.”

“We did have good car speed during our heat. On the final night, we went for broke to just fall one spot shy of an A-Main transfer, which was a little disappointing but we don’t get down on ourselves. We always try and look for the positives.”

So putting last weekend behind them, the team now focuses on the upcoming Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic and Australian Title, to be held at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway. Before the Classic this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jackson will compete in the President’s Cup on Wednesday night at Avalon Raceway

For the Classic, Jackson will qualify on the Friday night.

“I am looking forward to getting back to a track with a wall,” Jackson said, “and I do prefer to race on the first night of The Classic. It gives me the opportunity to just come to the racetrack on the second night in a relaxed mood and get ready for the Sunday finale.

“Our ultimate goal is to qualify for The Classic final on the Sunday night. I think if we can come away with a good result for this weekend, we will be in good stead for the Australian Title a week later.”

Don’t forget there will be regular Facebook updates over the weekend and for those fans that are at the track, make sure you go and see Jackson, get an autograph and a photo too!

Jackson Delamont Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2015/16 season;

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TOBY BAGS A FOURTH PLACE FINISH IN SCOTT DARLEY CHALLENGE

Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport January 19, 2016

It was a great way for Toby Bellbowen to finish off the busy international season at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night when the likeable Cranebrook driver finished a great fourth place on the final night of the Scott Darley Challenge.

After a less than desirable Friday night where Toby crossed the line in twentieth in the A-Main, he turned it all around to record his best ever finish in the race that honours the memory of Scott Darley.

“Friday just didn't pan out. This format is tough. It is very make or break, and with the quality field of cars we've had, it isn't easy to stay up front,” Toby said.

“The quick time on Saturday night is what really turned things around for us. Once you get that, it gives you the upper hand for the remainder of the night.

“It was a great run for our team. We've had a tough time of late with getting through a whole night. My guys didn't give up, and gave me a great race car that I was able to bring home a solid finish. It's not a win, but a big confidence booster for our little team for sure.”

There is now barely any time to rest as the team will head south to Warrnambool in Victoria for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic – the biggest Sprintcar race in the country.

With the nomination list tipping the scales at 123 cars, the field is split into two qualifying nights. Toby will be competing in the Saturday night qualifier before hopefully progressing onto Sunday night.

Following the Classic, the Australian Sprintcar Championship will be run a week later, also at Premier Speedway.

“The Classic is exciting. We ran there last year and didn't do very well at all. We went back to Warrnambool earlier this season to get some laps and came away with a 4th place run, so I'm really looking forward to the coming weeks ahead, and probably more so the Australian Title to chase that Australia #1!”

All interstate fans are reminded that they can purchase Toby Bellbowen merchandise from the truck at the conclusion of each night of racing. Toby will also be appearing at the Fan Appreciation morning on the Saturday where merchandise and an autograph and photo opportunity will be available. Make sure you get there! There will also be updates, where possible on the Toby Bellbowen Motorsport Facebook page. Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2015/2016 racing season; Hogs Breath Café Valvoline Murrell Distribution Sydney’s Best Pool Service Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Lander Toyota Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs B&B Graphics RK Design Krizmik Industries CSR Fabrications Ltd Real Capz PASS Powdercoating Felsch Race Engines Vortex Racing Products Duncan Foster Engine Reconditioning

 

 

Netto Shows Speed During Chili Bowl Return

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals after taking a couple of years off, DJ Netto showed tremendous speed against some of the sports best, but his attempt at making the Saturday night A Main would come up short after experiencing mechanical issues.

“We had really good speed during our qualifying night on Friday as well as during the Saturday night program,” DJ Netto said. “Unfortunately we had some bad luck late in the prelim feature set us back a little further on Saturday night.”

Hitting the track on Friday night, Netto would line his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Van De Pol Enterprises No. 88n machine up in the fourth row of his heat race.

In a prime position to earn valuable passing points, the Hanford, CA driver would work his way up to finish third in what was a wild heat race.

A strong point total would place Netto in the second row of his qualifier, and after battling with Bryan Clauson and Hunter Schurenberg a third place effort would put Netto in the eighth row for the 25-lap preliminary night feature event.

When the race went green, Netto worked around the Tulsa Expo Raceway looking to move forward and improve his Saturday night starting position. Unfortunately, Netto would have issues with his bleeders, and he would pull of the racing surface early and be credited with a 23rd place finish.

By way of his finish, Netto would find himself in the sixth row of one of the twin ‘D’ Mains on Saturday night, needing to finish in the Top-Six to move into the C main.

The speed Netto showed on Friday night carried over to Saturday, and he quickly worked into the seventh spot and began pressuring for the sixth and final transfer position.

Each time he would get the spot, the yellow would waive and negate his efforts. A restart would see the Hanford, CA pilot get the spot but just after making the pass something would go sour under the hood of Netto’s entry and his Chili Bowl would come to a close.

“It was a disappointing end to our Chili Bowl, but I was happy with how we raced after not running a midget for a few years,” Netto added. “I have to thank my guys for giving me a very strong car and all of the people who support all of our racing efforts.”

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

ON TAP: Netto will now turn his attention back to the Sprint Car as he is set to resume his 2016 season when the World of Outlaws invade the Las Vegas Dirt Track on March 3rd and 4th.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

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

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Bad Luck Derails Scotty Weir at the Chili Bowl

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing aboard the Destiny Motorsports/Champion Lubricants No. 7a machine for the 30th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, Scotty Weir had a great speed each time he hit the track, but in the end luck was not on his side.

Hitting the dirt on Thursday night for his qualifying night, the Indiana driver lined the Champion Lubricants/MonDak Portables/Benic Enterprises No. 7a machine up in the fourth row of his heat race.

With passing points all important in the Chili Bowl format, Weir flexed his muscles aboard the Scott Benic prepared entry as he found open real estate and made his way to the front.

Finishing second in his heat, Weir sat fourth in points for the night which lined up him up in the third row of his qualifier where he would look to add to his point total and transfer into the feature event.

Marred in traffic during much of his qualifier race, Weir would finish in the sixth spot and would be forced into one of the twin ‘B’ main events that were on the card on this night.

Lining up on the front row alongside Kevin Bayer, Weir would tuck into line and keep his nose clean as he transferred into the feature event.

Gridding the field from the 19th starting spot for the 25-lap feature event, the Marion, IN driver had his elbows up as he was quickly working his way through the field.

Getting up neat the Top-10, Weir would have another competitors wheel stand end on his nerf bar, and the contact would see him fall back to the tail end of the field. Once in the back of the pack, any spin in the final laps would see Weir get collected and his night would finally come to a close with a 21st place finish.

By way of his prelim finish, Weir would line the Champion Brand Lubricants machine up in the fourth row of one of the twin Saturday night ‘D’ Mains as he needed to get into the sixth spot to move into the C.

Getting off to a nice start, Weir would race his way into a transfer position until contact from behind would get him out of shape getting into the corner and more contact would cause damage severe enough to bring his Chili Bowl to a close.

“I thought we had great speed all week long, and want to thank Scotty Weir for driving our car,” Crew Chief, Scott Benic said. “Luck is a big part of your success or failure at the Chili Bowl, and for us luck was not on our side. We were strong; it is just unfortunate we don’t have much to show for it. Our entire team would like to extend a Thank You to all of our supporters.”

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.

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PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SINGLE EVENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

(Perris, CA, January 19, 2016) In addition to the best deal in Southern California racing, 2016 Perris Auto Speedway season tickets, single event tickets for every race are now on sale 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. This includes the April 16th So Cal Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws & USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, the July 2nd Firecracker 30 and fireworks extravaganza and the 21st Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction.

Tickets for all shows, with the exception of the April World of Outlaws date, are available by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Fans wanting to purchase World of Outlaws tickets can do so by calling 1-844-247-8849 or go online at: https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=667&backurl=default.asp

Money saving season tickets are only available through February 26th. To order yours or for information, call 951-940-0134 or E-mail: mailto:openwhchic.kim@aol.com

The complete 2016 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

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

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

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

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

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

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January 23 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 6 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 20 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 27th OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 5th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 2nd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 16th "SO CAL SHOWDOWN” WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 30th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

May 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

May 21st NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

May 28th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints & PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 4th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 11th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 25th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

July 2nd "BUDWEISER FIRECRACKER 30 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints & PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars “Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 16th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 23rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

July 30th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns

August 20th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

August 27th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

September 3rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

September 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

September 17th TBA

September 24th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 1st - 9th Southern California Fair

October 15th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 29th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 9th Oval Nationals Practice

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 12th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Kerry Madsen Wins Scott Darley Challenge Opener Before Coming Up Short After Taking Challenge During The Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- In a rare time when tracks and promoters offer up challenges for drivers and teams a shot to win more money, more often than not the challenge is ignored. After winning the opening night of the Scott Darley Challenge at the Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, AU and qualifying for the Saturday night feature, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing accepted the challenge put for in front of them and gave up their front row starting spot and elected to start in the 19th spot in what would be a non-stop 40-lap feature event.

“The fans come out and want to see a driver take the Challenge, and we all decided that if the track was in good racing condition we would have some fun and see what we could do,” said Kerry Madsen. “We were really strong on Friday night and we had a good start to the night on Saturday night so we went for it. We came up a little short, but it was a fun weekend for this Keneric Racing/American Racing team.”

Taking to the Valvoline Raceway on Friday night to open his weekend up, Madsen would time the potent American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine in fifth fastest in his qualifying flight before racing his way to a heat race win.

Earning his way into the pole shootout, “The Mad Man” would finish in the fifth spot, putting him in the third row of the feature event.

A year ago during this same event, Madsen came from the C Main to score the Darley Prelim win, so he looked to be a strong factor on this night starting in the front of the field.

A great start saw the St, Marys, NSW native turned Knoxville, IA resident get off to a great start and quickly race his way into the top spot as Jamie Veal gave chase.

Very aggressive in lapped traffic, Madsen would leave nothing to chance on this night as he would go on to pick up his 28th career win at the Valvoline Raceway.

“A year ago we ran the alphabet to get the win, so starting up front tonight let us dictate the terms a bit,” Madsen noted. “I had to get aggressive in traffic at times and leave nothing to chance.”

Back in action on Saturday for the finale, Madsen would continue to show some serious speed at the track aboard the American Racing Custom Wheels backed entry, as he raced from fifth to score the heat win before pocketing the pole shootout win.

During his interview, Madsen would announce he would indeed be taking the challenge of starting in the 10th row and was promptly greeted with a huge roar of approval from the crowd.

Giving up his front row starting position in hopes of putting on a show from the 19th starting position, Madsen tried everything in his arsenal to get to the front.

With the 40-lap race going non-stop, Madsen searched and searched all over the Valvoline Raceway trying to get to the front, but he would not get higher than the 13th spot, where he would finish aboard the Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 machine.

“We had a really good car, but it was a stout field of cars and coming from 19th in a non-stop affair was no walk in the park,” he added. “I have to thank my guys for giving me a great car all weekend as well as the Gavranich family and the American Racing Custom Wheels team for making all of this possible.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-8, Wins-3, Top-5’s-5, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and the Keneric Racing/American Racing team will now gear up for one of the biggest weeks of the year. They will be in action in Mt. Gambier on Thursday night for the Kings Challenge, before heading to Warrnambool, AU to take part in the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic. Madsen will qualify on Friday night before looking to score another “Classic” triumph on Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

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Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

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Twitter- @KMR29

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Ian Madsen Pockets A Pair Of Top-10’s During Scott Darley Challenge

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting a final weekend of racing in before this week’s Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team picked up a pair of Top-10’s at the Valvoline Raceway during the prestigious Scott Darley Challenge.

“We had a nice weekend, and picked up a couple of strong finishes but we certainly would have liked to have been up front fighting for the win on each night,” Ian Madsen said. “We continue to have pretty good speed, and this week we will really work at getting a complete night put together and see what we can do at the ‘Classic’.”

Timing the Nehring Construction/Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Team Kline Electric No. 18 machine in fourth fastest in his qualifying group, Madsen would pick up a heat race win and earn a spot in the pole shuffle.

Going into the shuffle as the 10 seed, Madsen would win his first matchup and look to be on his way to winning his second match up before a power steering pump failure forced him to bring his machine to a stop, and putting him in the fifth row for the A.

From his ninth starting spot, Madsen would find himself in a torrid battle with Robbie Farr and Brooke Tatnell as they battled inside the Top-10. Getting into the seventh spot, the trio continued to exchange slide-jobs until the checkered flag flew on the opening night feature event with Madsen in the seventh spot.

Returning to the Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night for the final night of the Darley Challenge, Madsen would time the Watson’s Express Transport/Greenland Homes of Iowa/Royal Flooring entry in fourth fastest in his group for the second consecutive night, before he again picked up the heat race win.

Finishing 10th in the pole shuffle, Madsen would end up lining up in the ninth spot for the 40-lap feature event after older brother, Kerry, elected to take the Challenge on this night.

When the eventual non-stop race went green, Madsen would engage in battle with James Thompson, and again Brooke Tatnell as they jockeyed for position around the racy Valvoline Raceway.

Able to maintain track position inside the Top-10, the St. Marys, NSW native would close his weekend out with an eighth place finish.

“We did everything we needed to do both nights to get in the show with a decent starting position, but we could not get going forward like we had hoped,” Madsen added. “It was a great field of cars without question, but we still would have liked to have got going forward a little bit more. I have to thank this team for all of their continued hard work, and all of the people who continue to allow us to have fun and compete. It is a big week of racing in Australia and we hope to take some nice hardware back to the States with us.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 1, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Madsen and his KCP Racing team will head to Mt. Gambier on Thursday night for the King’s Challenge before getting their 2016 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic underway on Friday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

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Netto Shows Speed During Chili Bowl Return

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals after taking a couple of years off, DJ Netto showed tremendous speed against some of the sports best, but his attempt at making the Saturday night A Main would come up short after experiencing mechanical issues.

“We had really good speed during our qualifying night on Friday as well as during the Saturday night program,” DJ Netto said. “Unfortunately we had some bad luck late in the prelim feature set us back a little further on Saturday night.”

Hitting the track on Friday night, Netto would line his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Van De Pol Enterprises No. 88n machine up in the fourth row of his heat race.

In a prime position to earn valuable passing points, the Hanford, CA driver would work his way up to finish third in what was a wild heat race.

A strong point total would place Netto in the second row of his qualifier, and after battling with Bryan Clauson and Hunter Schurenberg a third place effort would put Netto in the eighth row for the 25-lap preliminary night feature event.

When the race went green, Netto worked around the Tulsa Expo Raceway looking to move forward and improve his Saturday night starting position. Unfortunately, Netto would have issues with his bleeders, and he would pull of the racing surface early and be credited with a 23rd place finish.

By way of his finish, Netto would find himself in the sixth row of one of the twin ‘D’ Mains on Saturday night, needing to finish in the Top-Six to move into the C main.

The speed Netto showed on Friday night carried over to Saturday, and he quickly worked into the seventh spot and began pressuring for the sixth and final transfer position.

Each time he would get the spot, the yellow would waive and negate his efforts. A restart would see the Hanford, CA pilot get the spot but just after making the pass something would go sour under the hood of Netto’s entry and his Chili Bowl would come to a close.

“It was a disappointing end to our Chili Bowl, but I was happy with how we raced after not running a midget for a few years,” Netto added. “I have to thank my guys for giving me a very strong car and all of the people who support all of our racing efforts.”

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

ON TAP: Netto will now turn his attention back to the Sprint Car as he is set to resume his 2016 season when the World of Outlaws invade the Las Vegas Dirt Track on March 3rd and 4th.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

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

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White Posts Career-Best Chili Bowl Nationals Result Despite Rough Luck

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2016) - The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire was bittersweet for Harli White.

While she had a career-best result during the marquee midget event last weekend at Tulsa Expo Raceway, where a record 336 drivers competed, the way it ended left a sour taste in her mouth.

"It's the best finish I've had, but it's disappointing to end like that after you've waited all day to race," she said.

White was involved in an opening lap incident during a B Main on Saturday. Several drivers checked up in front of White, who had started 13th in a race that transferred the top six to the main event, going into turn one. While White avoided contact with the cars in front of her, another driver ran into her from behind.

"Someone ran up behind me and ran over my right side," she said. "It flattened the right rear tire. We went to the work area and we got it changed, but officials turned the lights out and wouldn't let us go back out."

White ended the event with a DNF.

It was an unfortunate end to a promising weekend, which also began on a sour note last Thursday during preliminary action.

"In my heat race it took me a couple of laps to get around the leader," she said. "I finally got around him, but we had the car out of whack. We didn't have it set up quite right. As soon as I passed him I drove it into the corner harder than normal. Whenever I did that the car just snapped loose and spun out. I went to the back and had to work my way back up to third."

White rebounded from the rear of the field to post a third-place finish. She then rallied from last - 10th - to fourth in a qualifier, which earned her enough points to start the 25-lap main event on the inside of the sixth row.

"I ran it up to seventh or so, but on the first lap we all got tangled and I bent a right front shock," she said. "I got out in the open, but as the race went on everyone got faster and my right front shock wasn't allowing my car to get on the rear tire and have forward bite. I was a lot looser and wasn't coming off the corner like I should. I was hanging on to salvage the best finish I could."

White recorded a 10th-place result, which was her best career preliminary finish.

"We have a lot to be proud of and to build on," she said. "Hopefully next year luck will fall on our side at the Chili Bowl."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 14 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (2); Qualifier: 4 (10); Feature: 10 (11).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: DNF (13).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White will have new Chili Bowl t-shirts for sale in adult small to 3XL as well as Flexfit hats at her trailer throughout this week.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Mower Shop

The Mower Shop, which was established in 1986 in Fort Smith, Ark., is a Grasshopper specialist and a leading supplier of lawnmower parts. For more information, visit http://www.The-Mower-Shop-Inc.com.

"The Olson's are super nice people," White said. "They have a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year and raise a lot of money for a great cause, including more than $120,000 in 2015. They are a perfect fit for Harli White Racing and we're so happy to have them as part of the team."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Jerry Tucker Rhoustabout, LLC, The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children, RibCrib BBQ & Grill and Gale Reed for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Swindell Endures Roughest Chili Bowl Nationals During 30th Edition

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2016) - The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire was rough for Sammy Swindell.

The 2016 edition of the marquee midget event was anything but smooth for Swindell, who owns the most Golden Drillers for winning a record five Chili Bowl titles.

"It's definitely been the worst," he said. "We went through a lot of parts this week and didn't get much to show for it. I got used up a lot of times and had people making mistakes in front of me with no place to go. I felt like my car was good most of the week. We did all we could."

The event began last Tuesday with Swindell flipping during the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions at Tulsa Expo Raceway. It was the precursor for how the remainder of the week would go for Swindell, who returned to the bullring on Wednesday for preliminary action.

"We were in the right place for the first two starts of the heat race," he said. "On the third one we got hung out and there wasn't any place to go. I passed a car or two and had a good run for third or fourth. He'd been running the bottom and nobody was up around the middle or top. As soon as he saw me out there he slid up and took us to the top. We lost three spots right there. There was nothing I could do about that at all."

Swindell ended with a sixth-place result after he had advanced from sixth to third place on two initial starts of the heat race that were called back. That relegated him to a C Main, where he rallied from sixth to second place to transfer into the back of a B Main. Swindell then maneuvered from 14th to third to transfer into the main event.

"They reworked the track so it was pretty good," he said. "When guys would make a mistake or slip up I would pass. I was moving up pretty good. There were times when you'd go around someone early it seemed like you'd get hung out and lose a spot or two. We kept gaining them back."

Swindell advanced into the top 10 when he was caught up in a crash that forced him to restart at the back of the field. He then ended with an 18 th-place result.

The event wrapped up on Saturday with Swindell starting on the outside of the front row for a D Main. Although he knew he had a provisional to lock into the main event because he was the defending Race of Champions winner, Swindell elected to compete.

"We had a good car and led for a while, but we had a right rear tire going down," he said. "We probably still would have been ok. I got caught on a restart and got slid. I went to the bottom and it was ok. I was just trying to ride it out. Unfortunately, on the last lap some guy wanted second more than to be third and I got spun around."

Swindell was running second entering turn three on the final lap when the third-place driver ran into him, spinning him around. That eliminated a transfer position and forced Swindell to rely on the provisional to start 25th in the 55-lap feature.

"Last year we moved right up (from the back)," he said. "You have to be patient. This year the track took a little longer to widen out. It seemed like people were more aggressive. Every year it gets more aggressive with people. I was trying to get through without having any issues. I was doing ok."

Swindell had advanced just outside the top 10 when he was involved in his first of multiple crashes. Swindell ended with an 18th-place result after having to restart at the back several times.

"It was just one of those years I guess," he said. "I've had so many years there where it's really clean. The last three years things have happened and it's put us back. We never gave up on anything. We just tried to do the best we could."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Race of Champions: 18 (18).

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 6 (6); C Main: 2 (6); B Main: 3 (14); Feature: 18 (22).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: DNF (2); Feature: 18 (25).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

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

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

Swindell would also like to thank J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Energy Release, FK Rod Ends, High Performance Lubricants, Sweet Manufacturing, Simpson Race Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Kistler Racing Engines, Driver Websites and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Hagar Slowed by Mechanical Problems at 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2016) - Derek Hagar battled mechanical woes last weekend throughout the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Hagar, who was racing at the premier midget event at Tulsa Expo Raceway for only the third time in his career and first since 2009, finished the weekend with a ninth-place result in a G Main in the Phil and Luke McGee entry.

"It was fun, but the car wouldn't run well," Hagar said. "We had issues with it taking off and it was killing us on starts and restarts. We could never seem to get it figured out."

The competition, which featured a record 336 drivers, began on Wednesday with Hagar placing fifth in a heat race after starting on the inside of the second row.

"We backed up to fifth and I got back to third," he said. "On a restart the motor just didn't take off. I got hit from behind and turned to the infield. We didn't bring out a caution and I caught the field at the end and passed a car on the last lap to finish fifth."

That relegated Hagar into a C Main, where he advanced to a third-place result to transfer into the back of a B Main.

"We had a good handling car all weekend," he said. "We just didn't have the situation with the motor figured out to allow the car to be its full potential. We got within a couple of spots of a transfer (in the B Main). Someone spun out in front of us and I had nowhere to go. We got caught up in that. They changed the right front tire (in the work area) and we made a couple of laps, but the right rear wheel vibrated loose. It didn't come off. It backed off just enough that it spun the splines on the axle and the wheel."

Hagar capped the weekend on Saturday by maneuvering from fourth to third place during an H Main. That earned a transfer into the back of a G Main, where he powered from 13th to a ninth-place result.

"We had a good handling car and were passing some cars," he said. "We just didn't have enough there to get where we needed to go. With the stumble of the motor it made it impossible for us to do what we needed to do. Overall, we had a fun weekend and the team learned a lot. I appreciate them giving me an opportunity to go there and attempt to make the show."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (3); C Main: 3 (5); B Main: DNF (15).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - H Main: 3 (4); G Main: 9 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com.

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Beierle Happy with Progress at 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2016) - Andee Beierle had a great experience last weekend at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Beierle is all smiles despite a rough outing in her SuperClean backed Daum Motorsports entry throughout the marquee midget event at Tulsa Expo Raceway.

"Since last year's Chili Bowl I only raced five times," she said. "It's been hard to not have as much seat time and then the transition from wing to nonwing was the challenge of the week. But I'm happy with it. The car was in one piece and the team was happy so there aren't any complaints."

Beierle kicked off the competition featuring a record 336 drivers on Friday with her preliminary night at the indoor bullring.

"We got tangled in several wrecks that were out of my control so it made it hard to move forward all week," she said. "If you get in a wreck in your heat you're put pretty far back for the rest of the event."

That's exactly what happened late in her heat race. Beierle was involved in a flip in turns three and four, which ended the race early with a fourth-place finish.

"A car just hopped my left rear and wrecked right in front of me," she said. "I drove underneath him, but I got caught in the marbles and flipped trying to avoid him. It took out the entire front end."

That relegated Beierle to a C Main, where she battled for one of the four transfer positions early before finishing ninth.

The event concluded on Saturday with Beierle in a J Main. Unfortunately, she was involved in another crash that ultimately hampered her ability to transfer.

"I was going to pass a car on the outside," she said. "As I was moving up he turned 90 degrees and went toward the center of the track. I think three of us were in that crash. I got shuffled to the back and it was really hard to move up after that."

Her event ended with a ninth-place result.

"I did the best I could," she said. "Overall it was a great experience. I couldn't be happier the car is one piece and I had the opportunity to do it. I'm really happy SuperClean supported us. It's an amazing opportunity to represent such an iconic company and I look forward to our continued partnership once the 2016 season kicks off in a couple of months."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 15 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (1); C Main: 9 (4).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - J Main: 9 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

SuperClean doesn't make "everyday" cleaning products because there are more than enough choices for cleaning typical messes. SuperClean takes on the toughest, grimiest messes and is poised to dominate the tough task niche within the growing category of cleaners. For more information, visit http://www.SuperClean.com.

"We've always used SuperClean products because it's the best cleaner," Beierle said. "No product compares to what SuperClean produces. The detail shop that my family owns has always used SuperClean because it works efficiently and effectively."

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Lone Mountain Truck Leasing, Arienco, Inc., AB Auto Detail, Turn 1 Tavern, Harmony Stables, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Liquid Nitro, Vahlco Racing Wheels, 1015 Steak Company, Simpson Race Products, Simple Website Creations, IETF, Backwoods PR Group and Sprint Car Girls for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Cody Bova Will Follow F.A.S.T. Full-Time in 2016

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Struthers, Ohio (January 18, 2016) - Defending Mercer Raceway Park “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” champion Cody Bova will not chase a second consecutive championship, but instead commit to the entire Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) “305” Championship Series schedule in 2016. The Struthers, Ohio, native spent most of his 2015 season racing throughout western Pennsylvania, but will now turn his attention toward northwest Ohio on a near weekly basis.

“I am more than grateful for this opportunity” Cody Bova said, “A lot of people helped make this happen and I can’t thank them enough for their support. We’ve been tossing around the idea for a long time, but now we can make it a reality.”

Cody Bova, driver of the Bova Racing, J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, No. 20B, will race head-to-head with some of the most talented open wheel racers in the region during his F.A.S.T. campaign, aiming to claim “Rookie of the Year” honors, as well as fight toward a series championship.

“We had an opportunity to race against the F.A.S.T. guys some last year” Bova explained, “It didn’t take us long to figure out that they are very good. Racing with that level of competition will help me improve as a driver. We lack some experience in that area, but we’ll try our best to learn quickly and get ourselves up front.”

In conjunction with the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title “410” Championship Series, the F.A.S.T. organization sanctioned 11, 305 sprint car events in 2015, traveling to three different dirt facilities in northwest Ohio. Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park hosted a combined ten programs, with Waynesfield Raceway Park hosting a lone event on Saturday, July 4th.

“We are molding our entire upcoming season around the F.A.S.T. schedule” Bova said, “That is our main priority this year. We are excited to get started!”

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title officials plan to release their 2016 schedule in the near future. To learn more, visit F.A.S.T. live on the Web at www.fastondirt.com.

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

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Recent Highlights: Captured 2015 Mercer Raceway Park “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” (305ci) Track Championship.

2015 Wins: 6 (5 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

2016 Wins: N/A

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

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

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SPONSORS RACE PREP 101!

(Perris, CA, January 18, 2016) Perris Auto Speedway is one of the sponsors for “Race Prep 101.” Taking place on January 30th at the Riverside Ranchero Club, the day of racing lessons will cover everything racers and prospective racers need to know on and off the track.

“This is an important deal for drivers whether they are champions, beginners or everyone in between and that is why we have gotten behind it” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said. “Shelly Wooldridge is bringing in an all-star cast of teachers for the event. For drivers who cannot get their car around the track without spinning or who are having engine problems to the stars of the sport, this is a place to learn. There is something for everyone. We hope our local Perris Auto Speedway racers will take advantage of this opportunity on how to properly maintain their cars and how to keep themselves in the public eye.

Topics covered during the day will be:

Engine Parts for the Saturday Night Racer Driven Racing Oil Engine Maintenance for Power and Longevity Chassis Set Up & Prep Choosing Your Shock Package and Maintaining Your Investment Carburetor Tuning Safety Equipment Marketing Social Media & You

Pre-registration is mandatory and will close on January 23rd. Paid in advance it is only $20.00. At the door it is $30.00. Work books and lunch are included with those prices. To register, call or E-mail Shelly Wooldridge at 951-295-2997 or mailto:shellywooldridge@live.com.

In addition to Perris Auto Speedway, other sponsors of the event are: PRE 2.0,

Circle Track Performance, Professional Racers Emporium (in memory of Gary Sigman), Engine Pro Engine Parts, Ed Moore Drivelines, Wayne’s Engine Rebuilding and Larry Lord/FMB.

The Riverside Ranchero Club is located at: 1198 Washington Street, Riverside, CA 92506.

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 23 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 6 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 20 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 27th OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 5th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 2nd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 16th "SO CAL SHOWDOWN” WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 30th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

May 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

May 21st NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

May 28th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints & PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 4th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 11th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 25th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

July 2nd "BUDWEISER FIRECRACKER 30 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints & PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars “Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 16th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 23rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

July 30th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns

August 20th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

August 27th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

September 3rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

September 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

September 17th TBA

September 24th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 1st - 9th Southern California Fair

October 15th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 29th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 9th Oval Nationals Practice

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 12th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Chase Dietz Earns North American 410 Rookie Honors 2016 Schedule Still TBD

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

York, PA (January 17, 2016) - After what proved to be a successful rookie campaign in the Central Pennsylvania 410 sprint car ranks, Chase Dietz has earned “Rookie of the Year” honors for the 410 division according to the North American Sprint Car Poll for 2015.

Dietz, a third generation sprint car driver, used a career first Lincoln Speedway victory, as well as four other top-ten finishes in the Pigeon Hills, to help propel himself to the top of the annual poll. The York, Pa., native earned his first-ever 410 victory on August 15 aboard the Scott Gobrecht-owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, No. 44; his weekly office at the Abbottstown, Pa., oval.

“This is amazing” Chase Dietz said, “I really don’t know what to say. To be the top rookie in North America says a lot about my race team. They deserve just as much recognition. No matter how or where we finished, we kept our heads up and kept moving forward. I just want to thank those guys and also thank those who put the poll together. To be considered a top rookie is amazing, but to win the award is unbelievable.”

The 2015 season would also see Dietz visit victory lane on four separate occasions at Williams Grove Speedway during 358 sprint car action, ultimately earning the 2015 track championship.

Chase Dietz plans to release his 2016 schedule in the near future.

“We almost have our season put together” Dietz said, “We are waiting on a few more details, but I hope to put something out very soon. The plan is to start our season at the Lincoln Speedway ‘Icebreaker’ in late February.”

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned career-first “410” sprint car victory on Saturday, August 15, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA

2015 Wins: 6 (4 “358” wins at Williams Grove (PA); 1 “358’ win at Susquehanna Speedway Park (PA); 1 “410” win - Lincoln Speedway - PA)

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

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

 

 

MORE THAN 200 RACE VEHICLES, FREE POSTERS, PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES, FREE AUTOGRAPHS AND MORE AVAILABLE AT MOTORSPORTS 2016 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW THIS WEEKEND

OAKS, PA January 17, 2016 . . . Bring your Sharpie, your camera, and comfortable shoes as you head to the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2016 Presented by Sunoco, Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show on Friday, January 22nd thru Sunday, January 24th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The three day show, the 31st annual edition, offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kyle Larson, former NASCAR and IndyCar standout John Andretti along with his son Jarett (a rising star in USAC Champ Car and Sprint racing), legendary NASCAR car owner and engine builder Robert Yates, successful crew chief Greg Moore (son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore) and USAC standout Dave Darland will all be making appearances at the show, signing autographs and doing interviews.

The highly anticipated Salute To Syracuse’s Moody Mile will include a special autograph session at 2 p.m. on Saturday with a collectors poster created by well-known artist Emerson Freese featuring stars of Syracuse will be given away FREE. Buzzie Reutimann and his famous Double-0 coupe will be there along with four time winner Gary Balough (recently inducted into the Eastern Motorsport Press Association Hall of Fame) and the famed Batmobile No.112 and Ferraiolo No. 73 entries.

Four time Syracuse winner Stewart Friesen, winner of the Finale at the Syracuse Fairgrounds, will be signing autographs along with two time winners Vic Coffey and Jimmy Horton.

Single race winners Richie Tobias, Frank Cozze, Billy Dunn and Kenny Brightbill will be available as will 2015 Super DIRT Week Sportsman winner Rocky Warner and the winner of the Syracuse Pro Stock race the last three years Rob Yetman. All four winning cars from the 2015 Finale will also be on display.

Topping the list for the Salute to Syracuse session will be legendary promoter Glenn Donnelly who is currently involved in the construction of a new racing facility, Central New York Speedway Park, which will be the home of SDW in 2016.

The Bowes Seal Fast #9 Silver Crown car driven by Jud Larson at Syracuse will be on display along with Steve Kinser’s Coors Light No.11 with which he won twice at Syracuse.

A special presentation, History of the New York State Mile, will be conducted by historian Dr. Gary George. He will relive the 100-year history of the New York State Fairgrounds one-mile dirt track, showing photos, film and lots of facts at the E-Hall Stage area at 6 p.m. on Friday night. On Saturday afternoon at 3:45 p.m., at the same location, Dr. George will offer a 90-minute review of the 44-year history of the Syracuse Dirt Week racing events. Event founder Glenn Donnelly will be a special guest.

Engine building will be in the spotlight with the National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel team of Lagana Racing presents, Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday, 4 p.m., an in-between engine rebuild and preparation as they would at a National NHRA racing event. Attendees will be amazed to see how fast an engine can be rebuilt between same day race events. Driver Dom Lagana will be on hand to explain what is taking place, answer questions, and sign autographs.

One of the highlights of the three days of fun is always the Oliver Construction Ms. Motorsports Pageant (competition) set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at the D Hall Stage. The lady that wins takes home $1500 and other perks. It's not too late to enter.

Sunday is the very popular Metal Fab Kid’s Day with all youngsters under 12 being admitted free for a great day of fun. There will be a face painting and balloon artist on hand.

The Little Miss Motorsports event will feature the “Tiny” division for 4-7 year olds and the “Little Miss” for those 8 thru 11. There will be two winners. No entry fee is required and the young ladies can enter one hour before the event begins on Sunday.

The RAACE Foundation Kids Big Wheel Races will have youngsters in three age groups, from 3 thru 9, battling for great prizes and large trophies. The Big Wheels are supplied (no one is permitted to use their own). And entries are accepted FREE one hour before the race events begin.

And there is an opportunity for some racing action on the indoor go-kart track. On Sunday, during all the other Metal Fab Kid’s Day activities there will be a two-seater and karts for youngsters to race.

The show will also feature more than 200 racing vehicles on display, more than 600 exhibit booths feature racing equipment, collectibles and speedways offering schedules of their events for the new season. In addition there is a number of FREE seminars for those in the industry looking to increase their knowledge on a variety of different subjects.

Activity gets underway at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 22nd and continue through until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Adult admission is $14, youngsters 5-12 pay just $5 and under 5 are admitted free.

Complete information on the show is available at www.aarn.com and by telephoning 609.888.3618.

CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MOTORSPORTS 2016

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22nd - SHOW HOURS 2 TO 9 PM

1:00 PM - Box Office Opens at A-Hall Entrance only.

1:00 PM - PRE-SHOW EXHIBITS & INFORMATION: (A-Hall Entrance Only) -

The public is invited to enter the D-Hall Stage Area starting one-hour before the rest of the show opens. You must have a ticket for the show which opens at 2 PM. This will allow you easy entrance to the show when it is officially opened.

2:15 - 9 PM - GO-KART RACEWAY OPENS: (C Hall Raceway) - Race your racing buddies on an oval track for bragging rights in fast electric go karts. It’s just $10 a race. Tickets are available at the speedway location. You must be at least 12 years old and over 54 inches in height to take the green flag.

3 - 5:00 PM - AUTOGRAPHS/ MEET AND GREET: JOHN AND JARETT ANDRETTI (Coastal 181 No. 816 booth), John Andretti, son of Mario Andretti’s twin brother Aldo, was a winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup, IndyCar and Road Racing during his stellar career. John is the only driver in history to race in those three divisions and then also competed in a Top Fuel Dragster in an NHRA National Event. John’s son, Jarett, is become a top runner on the USAC Silver Crown and Sprint Car series. John will also be happy to autograph copies of The Stinger, a coffee table size book that is a centennial tribute to the Indianapolis 500, as well as Coastal 181’s new book “Foyt Andretti Petty” for which he wrote one of the forewords.

6:00 - ENGINE BUILDING DEMOSTRATION - (C-Hall): The NHRA Top Fuel dragster team of Lagana Racing will perform an in between engine rebuild and car preparation as they would at a National event. Driver Dom Lagana will be on hand to help explain the work and time allowed and sign autographs.

5:00 - 7:00 PM - AUTOGRAPHS - Ms. Motorsports 2015 Shelby Harper will be available to sign autographs and pose for photos!

6 - 7:30 - SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STATE MILE (E Hall Stage) Dr. Gary George will review the 100 year history of racing on the New York State Fairgrounds one-mile dirt speedway in Syracuse, NY with facts, photos and film.

6:00 - 7:00 PM - MEET AND GREET/ BOOK SIGNING - DAVE DARLAND and author BONES BOURCIER (Coastal 181 Booth No. 816): One of the most successful and popular racers in the history of the United States Auto Club, Dave Darland, will be signing the book on his career, “The People’s Champ - A Racing Life” along with author Bones Bourcier. Back in August Darland won his 100th USAC career victory taking a Sprint car win in Wisconsin. Darland is one of just five drivers that have been able to win championships in USAC sanctioned Sprint, Midget and Silver Crown divisions.

6:30 - 7 PM - PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS CELEBRITY GO-KART RACE: (C Hall Raceway) - Check out top drivers from several different divisions racing head to head in electric go-karts in a celebrity race for bragging rights.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23rd - SHOW HOURS 11 AM - 9 PM

10:00 AM - BOX OFFICE OPENS, PRE-SHOW EXHIBITS & INFORMATION - (A-Hall Entrance Only): The public is invited to enter the D-Hall Stage Area starting one-hour before the rest of the show opens. You must have a ticket for the show which opens at 11 AM. This will allow you easy entrance to the show when it is officially opened.

11:15 - 9 PM - GO-KART RACEWAY OPENS: (C Hall Raceway) - Race your racing buddies on an oval track for bragging rights in fast electric go karts. It’s just $10 a race. Tickets are available at the speedway location. You must be at least 12 years old and over 54 inches in height to take the green flag.

10-30 - 11:00 PM - Q and A: JOHN AND JARRETT ANDRETTI (E Hall Stage) John Andretti, son of Mario Andretti’s twin brother Aldo, was a winner NASCAR Sprint Cup, IndyCar and Road Racing during his stellar career. John is the only driver in history to race in those three divisions and then also competed in a Top Fuel Dragster in an NHRA National Event. John’s son, Jarett, is become a top runner on the USAC Silver Crown and Sprint Car series. Hear his tale, ask him questions.

11:30 - 12:00 - BOOK REVIEW - GREG MOORE and PERRY ALLEN WOOD (E Hall Stage) Bud Moore had a successful career as a winning NASCAR car owner and crew chief earning a spot in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The 90-year-old decorated veteran of World War II had planned to attend the show, but because of recent health issues has been forced to decline. His son, however, Greg Moore has made the trip north instead. Greg worked beside his dad as both team manager and crew chief and has plenty of stories to tell. Greg with be joined by author Perry Allen Wood who wrote his father’s biography, BUD MOORE: Memoir of a Country Mechanic from D-Day to NASCAR Glory as well as Greg’s own autobiography, “Bud Moore’s Right Hand Man: A NASCAR Team Manager’s Career at Full Throttle.”

11:30- 1:00 PM - AUTOGRAPHS/ BOOK SIGNING: JOHN AND JARETT ANDRETTI (Coastal 181 Booth No. 816), John Andretti, son of Mario Andretti’s twin brother Aldo, was a winner NASCAR Sprint Cup, IndyCar and Road Racing during his stellar career. John is the only driver in history to race in those three divisions and then also competed in a Top Fuel Dragster in an NHRA National Event. John’s son, Jarett, is become a top runner on the USAC Silver Crown and Sprint Car series. John will also be happy to autograph copies of The Stinger, a coffee table size book that is a centennial tribute to the Indianapolis 500, as well as Coastal 181’s new book “Foyt Andretti Petty.”

12:00 - 12:45 PM - Q and A: ROBERT YATES with announcer Shane Andrews. (E Hall Stage) Legendary NASCAR Sprint Cup owner and engine builder Robert Yates will be on stage for a memorable trip down memory lane. Yates had the late Davey Allison as a driver and won the Daytona 500 with him in 1992. In addition Yates had Ernie Irvan, Dale Jarrett (with whom he won a NASCAR Cup title) and Elliott Sadler along with Ricky Rudd and other well-known drivers steering and winning with his cars. The Robert Yates entries won 58 Cup races. After retiring as a car owner in 2007 Yates turned the team over to his son Doug who kept it in operation until 2009 when it was merged with Richard Petty Motorsports. Robert has managed to create quite a respected reputation as an engine builder with his NASCAR spec engines being used in many NASCAR Camping World Series races, K&N Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified events.

1:00 - 1:15 PM - Q and A -KYLE LARSON: (E Hall Stage) One of racings rising young super stars, Larson will talk with show announcer Shane Andrews to give fans an update of his upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup season driving the Target No. 42. Larson has already started his 2016 racing season by winning a 410 Sprint Car series event in Arizona and racing in the 24 Hours of Daytona. He is a past Rookie of the Year in both the NASCAR Xfinity and Sprint Cup Series. The 22-year-old Japanese American, who drives the Ganassi owned Target sponsored Chevrolet entry, is a graduate of dirt track racing. He is also the owner of a World of Outlaws Sprint Car team driven by Shane Stewart.

1:00 - 2:00 - BOOK SIGNING: GREG MOORE and PERRY ALLEN WOOD (Coastal 181 Booth No. 816) Bud Moore had a successful career as a winning NASCAR car owner and crew chief earning a spot in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The 90-year-old decorated veteran of World War II had planned to attend the show, but because of recent health issues has been forced to decline. His son, however, Greg Moore has made the trip north instead. Greg worked beside his dad as both team manager and crew chief and has plenty of stories to tell. Greg with be joined by author Perry Allen Wood who wrote his father’s biography, BUD MOORE: Memoir of a Country Mechanic from D-Day to NASCAR Glory as well as Greg’s own autobiography, “Bud Moore’s Right Hand Man: A NASCAR Team Manager’s Career at Full Throttle.”

1:00 - 2:00 - AUTOGRAPHS/ PHOTOS: Ms. Motorsports 2015 SHELBY HARPER and 2016 contestants will be available to sign autographs, pose for photos and mingle with fans. (Area Auto Racing News booth No. 224)

1:00 to 2:30 PM - AUTOGRAPHS - ROBERT YATES (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display - 104): Legendary NASCAR Sprint Cup owner and engine builder Robert Yates will be on stage for a memorable trip down memory lane. Yates had the late Davey Allison as a driver and won the Daytona 500 with him in 1992. In addition Yates had Ernie Irvan, Dale Jarrett (with whom he won a NASCAR Cup title) and Elliott Sadler along with Ricky Rudd and other well-known drivers steering and winning with his cars. The Robert Yates entries won 58 Cup races. After retiring as a car owner in 2007 Yates turned the team over to his son Doug who kept it in operation until 2009 when it was merged with Richard Petty Motorsports. Robert has managed to create quite a respected reputation as an engine builder with his NASCAR spec engines being used in many NASCAR Camping World Series races, K&N Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified events.

1:15 - 3:00 PM - AUTOGRAPHS - KYLE LARSON (E Hall Stage): One of racing’s rising young super stars, Larson will talk with show announcer Shane Andrews to give fans an update of his upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup season driving the Target No. 42. Larson has already started his 2016 racing season by winning a 410 Sprint Car series event in Arizona and racing in the 24 Hours of Daytona. He is a past Rookie of the Year in both the NASCAR Xfinity and Sprint Cup Series. The 22-year-old Japanese American, who drives the Ganassi owned Target sponsored Chevrolet entry, is a graduate of dirt track racing. He is also the owner of a World of Outlaws Sprint Car team driven by Shane Stewart.

1:30 to 3:00 PM - AUTOGRAPHS - READING REUNION (Racing For Jesus display): Drivers who competed back in the day at Pa.’s Reading Fairgrounds Speedway will be available for a meet and greet at a special remembrance display. Drivers who will be available for photos and autographs include BRUCE YOUNG, GARY GOLLUB, WHITEY KERSHNER, BOBBY BRAXTON, GALEN KOLLER, RONNIE LEINBACH, TIM HIGGINS, RON KEHL, BLAINE SADLER and E.J. KOWALSKI. Young will have the No. 37 Coach he drove at Reading on display all weekend and Kowalski will have his 1940s Roadster.

2:00 - 3:30 PM - NEW YORK STATE FAIRGROUNDS MOODY MILE REUNION - (E-Hall Reunion Area - Booth No. 1804): Special Autograph session to include the first winner BUZZIE REUTIMANN, the last winner STEWART FRIESEN, MATT SHEPPARD, GARY BALOUGH, KENNY BRIGHTBILL, JIMMY HORTON, FRANK COZZE, RICAHRD TOBIAS, BILLY DUNN and VIC COFFEY. Plus 2015 SDW winners ROCKY WARNER (Sportsman) and ROB YETMAN (3 straight in Pro Stock) will be on hand. SDW week founder and event promoter for 30 years GLENN DONNELLY will also be part of the autograph session.

3:00 - 4:00 PM - AUTOGRAPHS/ BOOK SIGNING - DAVE DARLAND and author BONES BOURCIER (Coastal 181 Booth No. 816): One of the most successful and popular racers in the history of the United States Auto Club, Dave Darland, will be signing the book on his career, “The People’s Champ - A Racing Life” along with author Bones Bourcier. Back in August Darland won his 100th USAC career victory taking a Sprint car win in Wisconsin. Darland is one of just five drivers that have been able to win championships in USAC sanctioned Sprint, Midget and Silver Crown divisions.

3:00 to 4:00 PM - AUTOGRAPHS - (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display -104): Dirt track Super Stars: BILLY PAUCH SR, BILLY PAUCH JR. CRAIG VON DOHREN plus FRED RAHMER and his sons FREDDIE and BRANDON will be signing autographs.

4:00 - ENGINE BUILDING DEMOSTRATION - (C-Hall): The NHRA Top Fuel dragster team of Lagana Racing will perform an in between engine rebuild and car preparation as they would at a National event. Driver Dom Lagana will be on hand to help explain the work and time allowed and sign autographs.

3:45 - 5:15 PM - SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: SUPER DIRT WEEK HISTORY (E Hall Stage) Dr. Gary George will review the 44 year history of SDW at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY with facts, photos and film. Event founder Glenn Donnelly will be a special guest.

5:00 - 6:00 PM - TOP NORTHEAST WINNERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION - (Area Auto Racing News booth No. 224): STEWART FRIESEN, who won 34 feature races including victories in Dirt Modifieds and Sprint Car competition, was the top winner in the northeast in 2015. One of the Sprint Car victories coming against the famed World of Outlaw sprinters. Friesen also won the Syracuse, NY DIRT Modified Classic that was the finale for auto racing at the Syracuse Fairgrounds. Joining Friesen at the special autograph session will be MATT SHEPPARD who tied him for most wins in dirt Modified competition last year. GREG HODNETT, who drove Michael Heffner's No. 27 to the most 410 Sprint Car feature wins and RYAN PREECE, who topped the Asphalt Modified division will also be on hand. Three drivers who tied for the most asphalt Late Model wins: Keith Rocco, Mike Sweeney and Tom Fearn are expected as well as Pennsylvania's Tyler Walton who won the most 600cc Micro Sprint Features. A FREE full color poster suitable for framing will be signed by each only at this autograph session.

5:15 - 5:45 PM - Q and A: DAVE DARLAND and author BONES BOURCIER (E Hall Stage): One of the most successful and popular racers in the history of the United States Auto Club, Dave Darland, will go on stage and talk racing, bringing alive some of the pages of the book on his career, “The People’s Champ - A Racing Life” along with author Bones Bourcier.

6:00 - 6:30 PM - AUTOGRAPHS/ BOOK SIGNING - (Coastal 181 Booth No. 816): DAVE DARLAND, will be signing the book on his career, “The People’s Champ - A Racing Life” along with author Bones Bourcier.

7:00 PM - SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS - (E Hall Stage): Several important announcements will be made and awards presented. Among those in the spotlight on stage at this time will be the 2014 Northeast Top Feature Winners, as determined by Area Auto Racing News.

7:30 PM - MS. MOTORSPORTS COMPETITION sponsored by Oliver Construction - (D Hall Stage): Finals of the Ms. Motorsports competition!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24th - SHOW HOURS 11 AM - 4 PM

FAMILY DAY AT THE SHOW presented by Metal Fab CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE

10:00 AM - BOX OFFICE OPENS, PRE-SHOW EXHIBITS AND INFORMATION - (A-Hall Entrance Only): The public is invited to enter the D-Hall Stage

Area starting one-hour before the rest of the show opens. You must have a ticket for the show which opens at 11 AM. This will allow you easy entrance to the show when it is officially opened.

10:30 - 12:30 - FACE PAINTING/ BALLOON ARTIST - (D Hall Entrance) A special treat for the youngsters courtesy of Metal Fab. Stop by as you enter the show!

10:15 AM - VICTORY LANE CHAPEL - The Racer’s Church, presented by Racing with Jesus Ministries (D-Hall Stage)

11:15 - 9 PM - GO-KART RACEWAY OPENS: (C Hall Raceway) - Race your racing buddies on an oval track for bragging rights in fast electric go karts. It’s just $10 a race. Tickets are available at the speedway location. You must be at least 12 years old and over 54 inches in height to take the green flag.

12:00 PM - STAGE PRESENTATION - (E- Hall Stage Area): KIRSTEN SOWERS will entertain with songs and Bridgeport Speedway mascot The Bandit and New Egypt’s Ralphie will be on hand greeting the youngsters.

12:30 to 2:00 PM - LITTLE MISS MOTORSPORTS - (E- Hall Stage Area) - Girls in two age groups (“Tiny” 4-7 and “Little Miss” 8 -11) will compete for two crowns! There is no entry fee.

2:00 PM - KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES sponsored by RAACE Foundation (E- Hall Stage Area) - Children in three age groups (3-4, 5-6, 7-9) race for prizes and large trophies! Big Wheels are supplied (no one can use their own); and there is no entry fee, or need to pre-enter. Just sign up at the show before 12 Noon on Sunday.

 

 

Marketing Opportunities for Ten to Win at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – January 17, 2016 - With the season opener for both the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and gomuddy.com National Sprint League 360 sprint car series approaching two months away, all eyes are focused on the sixth annual sprint car classic at 81 Speedway in Park City. And with the added excitement for this March 25-27, 2016 event that will pay $10,000 to win, this event will have a new name.

After a tourism board meeting in early January, Park City, Kansas, a suburb just north of Wichita, has climbed on board and the event will officially be called “The Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.”

Also, 81 Speedway has several marketing opportunities available, including the following packages: Green Flag, White Flag, Checker flag, All Access “Pit Pass,” Pole Position, Last Car and Friday Feature Event Lap Money. If interested in more details pertaining to these marketing opportunities, contact Warren Hardy (316) 755-1781.

A one day event the previous years, the 2016 rendition will be a three day event at 81 Speedway scheduled for Thursday through Saturday night, March 24-26, 2016. Thursday night will be an open practice session with a special “time trial session” that will pay $500 for quick time, $300 for second quick and $200 for third quick time. There will be a $10 entry fee for the special time trial session and will have no bearing on Friday and Saturday night’s events.

Friday night’s race action will pay $1500 to the night’s feature winner and $250 to start the twenty-four car feature finale.

The “Air Capital Shootout” paid $3000 to start back in 2011 and Hall had promised the event would grow larger each year. The following year the winners share paid $5000 before this year’s fifth annual event paid $3000 to win. Danny Lasoski (2011, 2015) and Jason Johnson (2012, 2013) are two-time winners of this event while Kevin Swindell picked up the win in 2014.

More details on the largest paying sprint car purse in 81 Speedway’s history will be released in the coming weeks and can be obtained here as well as the official track website www.race81speedway.com and their official facebook page 81 Speedway.

 

 

Local hero locks in the All Star Challenge.

Home town favourite John Vogels picked up the win and the $6K Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge last Saturday night at Simpson Speedway. The crowd were treated to a thrilling race with the lead changing many times between Vogels and Matt Reed’s ACT49 until Reed went too high in Turn 1 for yet another pass for the lead but getting a bit too high and spun forcing Reed infield with a damaged front tyre. This left the door open for Solomon but he didn’t manage to quite have enough speed for Vogels. Vogels is one of only 4 competitors that have competed in every All Star Challenge since it started and it was a rewarding result for him. Being sponsored himself by Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers for many years only added to his determination to win the event.

Unfortunately Danny Smiths first night out in Australia didn’t end the way he would have liked with him being the first car out after hitting the newly placed infield barrels and damaging his car on the first lap. SA
16 Jack Gartner & V91 Brad Warren went spinning on the yellow and stopping with Gartner sitting out the race on the infield. Warren was able to restart but from the back of the field after a 2nd push.

Tony Bartlett made a return to the series with Chris Solomon driving the SA75. The team have jelled together quickly with Bartlett being rewarded 2nd place. Bartlett is renowned for giving talented you drivers a chance with Scott Bogucki, Colin Brooks, Matt Egel being a few names that have driven for him.

Dion Bellman in the Hickman’s Tree Maintenance V40 was again plague by bad luck. Bellman put on a clinique in the Pole Shoot Out after starting in 6th winning every dice for position and beating Vogels on the last dash allowing him to start Pole in the main. Bellman led the first few laps but after slipping back to 3rd had to pull infield on lap 8 with engine dramas. This is the 2nd time this season the team have been let down by engine issues. The disappointment obvious on Bellman’s face behind his helmet.

Brad Foster also made a return to the series for the first time this season. Foster a past series champion was immediately back to his old form and looked comfortable and fast in his V11 finishing in 5th.

All Star Series team presented a plaque to Danny Smith acknowledging him and all his years of racing in Australia; also thanking him for choosing to run with the series in his last tribute to the Classic year, series members were honoured to have him compete with them.

With the biggest 360 car count for the season in both Victoria and South Australia the event has again showed its popularity with teams coming out to run in the Challenge and be part of hype and history.

Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was Chris Solomon with a 13.853.

A Main results: 1st V70 John Vogels, 2nd SA75 Chris Solomon, 3rd V23 Jimmy Gardiner, 4th ACT26 Tony Moule,
5th V11 Brad Foster, 6th V7 Paul Solomon, 7th V91 Brad Warren, 8th V25 Jack Lee, 9th V29 Michael Tancredi,
10th V4 Phil Lock, 11th SA18 Jed Bell, 12th V65 Kane Newcombe, 13th V71 Brayden Parr, 14th V34 Brenten
Farrer-DNF, 15th V8 Corey Lincoln-DNF, 16th V6 Eddie Lumbar-DNF, 17th ACT49 Matt Reed-DNF, 18th V40
Dion Bellman-DNF, 19th USA4 Danny Smith-DNF, 20th SA16 Jack Gartner-DNF
Heat winners: SA75 Chris Solomon, ACT49 Matt Reed, ACT26 Tony Moule, SA16 Jack Gartner, V23 Jimmy
Gardiner, V25 Jack Lee

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Andy Thompson - $100 cash
Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Brad Warren – drum of methanol
Lucas Oil Hard Charger tied - Paul Solomon & Kane Newcombe - Show bag of Lucas Oil products
Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Michael Tancredi– Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Chris Solomon – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main – John Vogels – WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Jack Lee
Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Brayden Parr – stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Matt Reed - $200 cash

 

 

Brent Marks Racing Unveils 2016 Car

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Myerstown, PA (January 16, 2016) - Brent Marks Racing unveiled their 2016 graphics and color scheme on Saturday evening, January 16, during their annual team fundraiser in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. Brent Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, No. 19M, hopes the new look matches his team’s new attitude in 2016, as they plan to raise the standard and increase their expectations.

“Giving fans the opportunity to be a part of the car unveiling is really special” Brent Marks said, “We have a lot of loyal and dedicated fans that show their support each and every year. Giving them the chance to see the car first is a way for me to give back to them. I’m excited to get 2016 started. We’ve been waiting for the season to start since November.”

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: Swept “Tuscarora 50” weekend at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA including “Night Before The 50” and “Tuscarora 50”

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: N/A

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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, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Vahlco Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration, Rider Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, TiLUBE, Smith Precision Products

 

 

Jack Sodeman Jr. Satisfied with 2015 Outcome Continues Preparations for Upcoming Season

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

North Jackson, Ohio (January 16, 2016) - With the winter season now in full effect, it is easy to assume Jack Sodeman, Jr., is growing anxious for the new year. Since officially ending his 2015 campaign in late October, the North Jackson, Ohio, native has been hard at work; taking necessary steps in preparing for another busy season on the Western Pennsylvania circuit and surrounding areas.

“This time of year is bitter-sweet for our race team” Sodeman explained, “The off-season isn’t very long. We have a lot to prepare for and we find ourselves rushing around at certain times. Winter has finally arrived and that kind of makes things worse. You want the winter months to go away, but you still need plenty of time to prepare. A lot of mixed feelings, for sure.”

The 2015 season proved to be well-accomplished for the “Buckeye State” native, adding a little extra pressure to the new year ahead. Sodeman, who split time between his own No. 23JR and the Jim Seger-owned No. 25, amassed four sprint car main event victories in 2015, as well as 20 top-five and 27 top-ten finishes in 35 starts. The second generation sprint car pilot entered multiple divisions during his recent campaign, mixing weekly 410 sprint car dates with occasional non-wing 410 and winged 360 starts. In fact, Sodeman’s last start of the 2015 season resulted in victory; earning the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing feature win during the Steel City Stampede at Lernerville Speedway on October 25.

Claiming the Mercer Raceway Park 410 track championship was the ultimate highlight for Jack Sodeman, Jr., in 2015. Sodeman ended his title chase with 1071 points at the Mercer, Pennsylvania, oval; a near 150-point gap over the championship runner-up.

“We are proud of what we accomplished last season” Sodeman said, “It took us until late July to get that first win, but things got rolling in the right direction after that. I just want to thank all of those who made my year possible. Jimmy Seger gave me a great opportunity to drive for him and I thank him for that. My dad and partner Mark Kubick have been with me for a long time. They are with me every step of the way and I truly appreciate their help. We’ll try to keep our positive momentum rolling in the right direction.”

Although an exact schedule has yet to be determined, a similar game plan stands firm for Jack Sodeman, Jr., and his team. The former Sportsman’s Speedway, Sharon Speedway and now Mercer Raceway Park track champion will participate in much of the Western Pennsylvania circuit this season, as well as make routine visits to outside areas to participate in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events.

“Our schedule hasn’t been narrowed down yet, but most of it will remain the same” Sodeman explained, “Our goal is to race as much as possible, or race as often as my work schedule allows. Regardless, we’ll be ready to go.”

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.

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Recent Highlights: Earned the B.O.S.S. non-wing main event win during Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede on October 25th. Claimed 2015 Mercer Raceway Park championship.

2016 Wins: N/A

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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.

 

 

Winter Heat Showdown Champion Shane Stewart Eyes Return To Bakersfield Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- The last time winged sprint cars took to the Bakersfield Speedway, Shane Stewart competed aboard the potent Rudeen Racing No. 26 machine. Fast Forward to 2016, and Stewart will return to the speedway aboard the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 entry fresh off of a Winter Heat Showdown Championship, and just one season removed from runner up honors with the World of Outlaws as the series returns for the Budweiser Bash at the Bakersfield Speedway on April 15th.

With a large fan base in California after driving for Paul Silva and Mike Doyle in the early 2000’s, Stewart looks forward to returning to the West Coast, and enjoys when the series makes a return to a track after a long hiatus.

“I think it is great we are going back to Bakersfield Speedway this year,” Stewart said. “It is great for our sport to run in new markets, and when we have not been to a track in quite some time it usually creates a level playing field and makes for some great racing.”

With 2016 just a couple of weeks old, Stewart has been strong thus far in the New Year, as he picked up a pair of feature event victories at the recently completed Winter Heat Showdown, and earned the week long Championship.

“With Kyle (Larson) and Justin (Marks) both having California ties, it really means a lot to this entire team to run well in California,” Stewart added. “We are all looking forward to getting the World of Outlaws season underway, and the Budweiser Bash in Bakersfield, CA will be a welcomed event for sure.”

Tickets for the Budweiser Bash are now on sale, and fans can purchase their $40 reserved seating seats by calling 1-844-Dirt-Tix (347-8849). General Admission Tickets will be available for $35 while Kids 12-Under will be admitted for just $15.

Those wishing to camp out at the Bakersfield Speedway will be able to do so at no cost, and spots are available on a first come-first serve basis.

On April 15th, the World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars will make their return to the Bakersfield Speedway and the IMCA Modifieds, as well as the IMCA Stock Cars will join them for what should be a great night of racing during the Budweiser Bash.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to the Bakersfield Speedway for more information on this event by following on twitter @BakoSpeedway, ‘Liking’ the track on Facebook at www. Facebook.com/Bakersfield.Speedway, or by clicking over to www.bakersfieldspeedway.com.

The Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 N. Chester Ext. Bakersfield, CA 93308.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: 2016 RACING SCHEDULE RELEASED

by Tommy Goudge (January 15, 2016) – The initial version of the 2016 racing schedule for Ohsweken Speedway was officially released on Friday. Racers will hit the track for the first time in 2016 with a Test & Tune Night scheduled for Friday, May 13, while the season concludes with Flat Track Canada motorcycle racing and the final round of the club’s Canadian Championship Race Series on Saturday, September 24.

While the initial release of the schedule includes plenty of fun and variety, fans and competitors can expect more announcements in the weeks to come. “The race dates are finalized…(but) we are still adding a lot of sponsors and special extras to the schedule,” noted Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey.

The 2016 schedule features 21 events, beginning with the 21st annual Ohsweken Speedway Opening Night on Friday, May 20. All weekly racing events at the speedway will begin at 7:30p.m. again in 2016. Regular weekly racing events will include 20 lap A-Features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 15 lap A-Features for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and 12 lap A-Features for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Several marquee events highlight the schedule, including the World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and Northern Crate Nationals.

The “Greatest Show on Dirt” returns to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 26 when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will contest the 10th Annual Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown, joined by DIRTcar 358 Modifieds in their only Ohsweken visit of the season, and HRW Automotive Mini Stock Twin 15’s.

The 12th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will include the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars during the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 16, plus the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. The Saturday, September 17 event will feature the $12,000-to-win Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 360 Sprint Car event, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks.

Formerly known as the Northern Summer Nationals, the revamped Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals on Monday, July 25 will feature the first ever visit of the Race of Champions (RoC) Sportsman Tour Modifieds to Ohsweken, plus the Go Nuclear! Late Model series, Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. The Thunder Stock portion of the event welcomes racers from all over the area including Ransomville Speedway, and includes timed hot laps to set the lineups for Twin 15 lap feature races. The event will also include a crate engine giveaway – Anyone in any division racing at Ohsweken with a crate engine in their car that night will be eligible for the draw.

2015 Monster Jam World Final Freestyle Champion Overkilll Evolution will headline Durnin Motors Monster Truck Mayhem night along with Black Stallion on Friday, September 9. Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers are also on the card.

Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car competitors will take on some of the best teams in the northeast in 3 challenge events this season, with the Patriot Sprint Tour visiting on June 10, the Southern Ontario Sprints on the July 1 Canada Day holiday, and the Empire Super Sprints on August 5.

Three special memorial events also highlight the schedule, including the 2nd annual Frankie Turkey Memorial Night on July 8. The 5th annual Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks is set for the July 1 Canada Day holiday, and the 17th annual Art Hill Memorial 42 for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will be run on August 12.

The Duel on the Dirt series being run in conjunction with Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, and Humberstone Speedway will again incorporate several Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock events at Ohsweken, including the Brock Leonard Memorial 50, and home track races on June 3 and August 26.

The second annual Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held at the track on Friday, June 17 with all 5 weekly divisions on the card, plus the TUSA Canada Mod Lite series. Nominations for 2016 Wall of Fame inductees are being accepted until February 29. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

“Christmas in July” on July 22, and Canadian National Autism Foundation “KidsRace” Night on August 19 are both presented by Jibs Action Sports, and both will include Autograph Nights.

Following the conclusion of the 4-wheeled racing season at Ohsweken, Flat Track Canada is renting the track for the final round of their Canadian Championship Race Series on Saturday, September 24. Visit www.FlatTrackCanada.com for more information.

Season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes are already on sale. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for announcements regarding advance ticket ordering information for the Northern Crate Nationals, World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

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

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

2016 Ohsweken Speedway Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change)

Friday, May 13 –
TEST & TUNE NIGHT
– All divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2016

Friday, May 20 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
ACKLAND INSURANCE PRESENTS
21ST ANNUAL OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY OPENING NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, May 27 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 3 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 (Duel on the Dirt home track race)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 10 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS LACROSSE CLUB PRESENTS
CORR/PAK VS. PST & HOT ROD CRUISE NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars vs. Patriot Sprint Tour 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 17 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
WALL OF FAME NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12
– TUSA Canada Mod Lites 20

Friday, June 24 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 1 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
CORR/PAK VS. SOS & BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Southern Ontario Sprints 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 50 (Duel on the Dirt series race)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 8 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
CASE IH & O’NEIL’S FARM EQUIPMENT PRESENT
FRANKIE TURKEY MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 15 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
STRICKLAND’S GMC NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 22 – Weekly Racing 7:30pm
JIBS ACTION SPORTS PRESENTS
CHRISTMAS IN JULY & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Monday, July 25
BURGER BARN PRESENTS
NORTHERN CRATE NATIONALS
– Race of Champions Sportsman Tour Modifieds 30
– Go Nuclear! Late Model Series 25
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks Twin 15’s

Tuesday, July 26
ARROW EXPRESS PRESENTS
10TH ANNUAL “SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN”
– World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 30
– DIRTcar 358 Modifieds 30
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Twin 15’s

Friday, July 29
NO RACING

Friday, August 5 – Weekly Racing
ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS LACROSSE CLUB PRESENTS
CORR/PAK VS. ESS NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Empire Super Sprints 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 12 – Weekly Racing
ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 42
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 19 – Weekly Racing
JIBS ACTION SPORTS PRESENTS
CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION
“KIDSRACE” & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 26 – Weekly Racing
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 (Duel on the Dirt home track race)
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, September 2 – Weekly Racing
EPIC RACEWEAR PRESENTS
SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
– Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 25
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 25
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 25
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 15

Friday, September 9
DURNIN MOTORS PRESENTS
MONSTER TRUCK MAYHEM
– Monster Trucks (Overkill Evolution & Black Stallion)
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15
– Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Thursday, September 15
CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS TEST & TUNE NIGHT

Friday, September 16
BURGER BARN PRESENTS
NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS
– 360 Sprint Cars Twin 15′s
– 360 Sprint Cars Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge 13
– 360 Sprint Cars Dave MacLeod Memorial Shootout 12
– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20
– HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15

Saturday, September 17
ARROW EXPRESS PRESENTS
12TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS
– $12,000-to-win 360 Sprint Cars 35
– Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20

Saturday, September 24
FLAT TRACK CANADA PRESENTS
CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE SERIES FINAL ROUND
– Flat Track Motorcycles TBA

 

 

NOCETI GROUP ANNOUNCES STOCKTON RACING SCHEDULES

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (January 15, 2015) - Tony & Carol Noceti from Noceti Group have announced the oval track racing schedules for the paved Stockton 99 Speedway and the Stockton Dirt Track for the 2016 season. The pavement schedule will be one of the largest in several years with an increased emphasis on local points racing, while the dirt track will continue to be home of dirt open wheel action in the valley.

Noceti Group also promotes the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival, which will hold its second annual revival at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds April 15-17. Organizers are emphasizing race cars more in the 2016 edition and invite race car teams of all kinds to display during Stockton's largest annual event.

The historic paved quarter-mile Stockton 99 Speedway, located at N. Wilson Way, will see the return of both Late Models and Grand American Modifieds for points racing. The Super Stock division has been re-branded as Stockton Late Models, incorporating many different engines under one unified rules package. Stockton Late Models will compete in ten races over the course of the season. Grand American Modifieds were a staple division at Stockton 99 throughout the 90s and 2000s and return after a one-year hiatus for eight points races. The popular Bomber division will also have ten points races while the track's youngest drivers in the California Mini Cups appear on the program five times.

Special events at Stockton 99 Speedway this year include the three race Tri-Holiday Series on May 28th (Memorial Day weekend), July 2nd for the Firecracker 100, and September 3rd (Labor Day weekend). 100 lap Pacific Challenge Series Super Late Model features headline all three nights. The fastest cars to ever hit the quarter-mile, King of the Wing Sprint Cars return on August 6th along with mighty BCRA Midgets. A variety of vintage classes will compete to thrill the crowd as well.

A pair of Swap Meets book end the season beginning with March 6th's 9th Annual Swap Meet
Hot Rod, Race Car & Antique Collectibles show. General admission is just $5.

Racing gets underway on May 14th for the Stockton Late Models and Grand American Modifieds with the championship points night set for September 17th.

Over on the dirt side of things, action will continue for a fourth season at the beautiful 3/8ths mile Stockton Dirt Track located inside the one-mile horse track at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds. The facility is one of the newest and nicest in the state. Preparations are already underway and tickets on sale for the "Greatest Show on Dirt" the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on March 18th and 19th. The WoO race has quickly become one of the premier motorsports events in the Central Valley. This year the Outlaws race gets even bigger as 360 Sprint Cars join the action making for a Sprint Car double header each night!

A complete weekend of racing incorporates the adjacent 1/7th mile Delta Speedway on Thursday night where professional Sprint Car drivers will appear and race with the Micro Sprint stars. Friday night will also have a post-race fan party with meet and greets and live music.

World of Outlaws sets the stage for a complete season of open wheel racing including the King of the Wing 410 Sprint Cars on three occasions. All three events honor a racing legend including May 21st with the Tribute to Leroy Van Connett, June 18 for the inaugural Jimmy Sills Classic, and the two day Tribute to Gary Patterson November 4th and 5th.

The popular Monster Truck Madness show returns September 30th and October 1st, plus the Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls on June 17th. The Kenny Wallace Racing Experience appears twice as well.

For more information on all events and happenings, visit www.stockton99.com www.stocktondirttrack.com or www.sanjoaquinasparagusfestival.net

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival - April 15-17 - San Joaquin County Fairgrounds

Stockton 99 Speedway 2016 Schedule
March 6: 9th Annual Swap Meet
April: Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
May 14: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Mini Cups / Grand American Modifieds
May 28: Pacific Challenge Series / Legends of the Pacific / Stockton Late Models / Bombers
June 25: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Mini Cups/ Grand American Modifieds / Basic 4-Cylinders
July 2: Firecracker 100 Pacific Challenge Series / Stockton Late Models / Bombers
Mini Cups / Grand American Modifieds
July 16: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Grand American Modifieds / Basic 4-Cylinders
August 6: King of the Wing Sprint Car Series / BCRA Midgets / Legends of Kearney Bowl / San Jose Super Modifieds / BCRA Vintage Midgets
August 13: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Grand American Modifieds / Basic 4-Cylinders
August 20: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Mini Cups / Grand American Modifieds
September 3: Pacific Challenge Series / Legends of the Pacific / Stockton Late Models / Bombers
September 10: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Grand American Modifieds / Basic 4-Cylinders
September 17: Night of Champions - Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Mini Cups / Grand American Modifieds
October 23: Fall Swap Meet
October: Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Stockton Dirt Track 2016 Schedule
February: Kenny Wallace Racing Experience
March 18 & March 19: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars / 360 Sprint Cars
May 21: Salute to Leroy Van Connett - King of the West 410 Sprint Cars / Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints
June 17: Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls
June 18: Jimmy Sills Classic - King of the West 410 Sprint Cars / All Star Modified Series
July 9: TBA
August 27: TBA
September 30 & October 1: Monster Truck Madness
November 4: Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints / Dwarf Cars / Modifieds
November 5: 33rd Tribute to Gary Patterson - King of the West 410 Sprint Cars / Civil War 360 Sprint Cars
November: Kenny Wallace Racing Experience

 

 

2016 MSCS SEASON SCHEDULE RELEASED

Haubstadt, IN - Jan. 14, 2016. The 2016 Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series scheduling process was concluded this week and the resulting schedule is ready to release. This season’s schedule will include 18 MSCS sanctioned events to be held at seven different speedways. The schedule includes a variety of purses paying $2,000, $2,500, $3,000, $4,000, $5,000, and $10,000 to win! The schedule is well balanced with 3 events each month except August and October.

The season is scheduled to begin on Saturday night April 9th at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The occasion is the annual Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin’ Fest. The winner will receive $4,000. The next weekend MSCS and USAC will appear in the co-sanctioned Spring Showdown at Tri-State Speedway. That April 16th event will pay $5,000 to win! MSCS will be back at Tri-State Speedway on April 30th for a new early season event destined to become Midwest Madness.

The Spring Fling at the Terre Haute Action Track will be on Sunday May 1st this season. The Action Track is the only half mile track that MSCS races on. The feature will pay $3,000 to win. Memorial Day weekend the series will be at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night and Tri-State Speedway on Sunday night. The May 28th and 29th dates are the first of three doubleheaders on holiday weekends for the series.

The MSCS Sprint Cars will also be racing three times and at three different tracks during the month of June. Brownstown Indiana Speedway will host an MSCS event on June 4th. This date is earlier in the season than last year’s visit. On the 11th MSCS will be at Tri-State Speedway for a split show with the MOWA Winged Sprints. Daugherty Speedway at Boswell, IN, will hold a MSCS sanctioned race on June 25th to complete the June schedule. This event at Daugherty is a welcome addition to the MSCS schedule. It is also pivotal as this event closes out the first half of the season..

On Saturday night July 2nd, MSCS will sanction the racing at Lincoln Park Speedway. The event now serves as the final day of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular and will pay $3,000 to win. The next night, July 3rd, MSCS will be racing at Tri-State Speedway in the Southern Indiana Sprint Stampede. The MOWA winged sprints will be on that card also! The MSCS series will be returning to Montpelier Motor Speedway Saturday night July 23rd. This is one of those date changes made in an effort to further improve the schedule.

The MSCS Sprints will return to Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway on August 6th with a $3,000 to win event. It will be the fourth and final visit there for MSCS in 2016. The annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals will be at Haubstadt on August 13th and will pay $5,000 to the winner. The HSN is the one event that has enjoyed a spot on the MSCS schedule for the longest period of time.

September will be a big month for MSCS drivers. It begins with a doubleheader weekend with action at Route 45 Raceway in Flora, IL, on Saturday night September 3rd. The Labor Day Weekend Challenge on Sunday night, September 4th, at Tri-State Speedway follows and it pays $3,000 to win. At mid month MSCS will return to Haubstadt along with the USAC Sprints to participate in the biggest race of the year. The Haubstadt Hustler will be presented on Saturday night September 17th. The best drivers in the nation will be running for a top prize of $10,000 to win.

Tri-State Speedway will host the MSCS Season Finale on October 8th. The feature winner will receive the Harvest Cup and $3,000. Tradition has the new MSCS Champion and Rookie of the Year being honored at or following this decisive race.

Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, won the 2015 MSCS Championship and the title will be his to defend in 2016. It was his second MSCS crown. Brady has also finished as the runner-up to the champion twice. Brandon Morin of Jasonville, IN, was honored as the 2015 MSCS Rookie of the Year. With each new season comes the promise of new drivers, renewed effort, added experience that pays off, and unbelievable competition.

Three new race events have been added to the tour and the dates for five events have been adjusted to improve the overall schedule. There are two shows co-sanctioned with USAC. If any changes or additions become necessary to the schedule, a news release will be issued at that time. Everyone can keep up with breaking news for the MSCS sprints by visiting the MSCS facebook page or mscssprints.com.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS

 

 

SOD   Butler Speedway

ERIE, Mich. (January 15, 2016) – Butler Speedway owner/promoter Denny Donaldson and promoter partners Bob and Karen Garrett have announced that the two leaders in sprint car racing in Michigan, Butler Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP, will continue their partnership that began in 1982 by teaming up for two races this season.

Louis Heyward built Butler Speedway in 1952. Louie Freeburn, along with his brother and father Virgil, bought the track from Heyward in 1957. Butler was a dying track and they proceeded to turn it around and into one of the most successful short tracks in Michigan and the birthplace of sprint car racing in the state. Freeburn was the promoter of Butler Speedway for nearly 25 years.

Legendary driver Denny Donaldson is now into his twentieth year as the owner of Butler Speedway, continuing the speedway’s rich history as the home of weekly sprint car racing in Michigan.

Donaldson raced for twenty years and won six track championships at Butler Speedway and 150 feature events overall before retiring in 1991. Donaldson was a winner whether racing sprint cars, modifieds, or late models. Denny’s father, Ralph Donaldson was also a standout driver; both Ralph and Denny are members of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame. The next two generations, Derek Donaldson and Nick Nelson, are carrying on the family tradition, following Ralph and Denny, with micro sprint careers of their own.

Butler Speedway will host Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP races on Saturday, May 21, and Saturday, August 13.

For more information about Butler Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net. For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about Sprints On Dirt, go to www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

Slade Shock Technology (SST)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Slade Shock Technology (SST) in conjunction with Pro Shocks would like to announce the creation of a performance partnership for the 2016 season between Slade Shock Technology, Pro Shocks and Larson Marks Racing with driver Shane Stewart.

“We are excited about the creation of this partnership with Slade Shock Technology and Pro Shocks” said Shane Stewart. “Eric Slade has been a good friend for a long time and considered one of the best shock builders in the industry. I’ve won a bunch of races on his shocks in the recent years and we are looking forward to winning many more races in the future.”

“It is an honor to be involved with Pro Shocks and a team the caliber of LMR” says Eric Slade, owner of SST. “Shane is one of the best drivers on the planet and a proven winner. This partnership will be an excellent opportunity for us to build on our continuing growth in the open wheel market as well as allowing us to take a step forward with many of our current R&D projects and the development of several new ones. We are excited about the possibilities of 2016 and continuing the success that was begun at the Winter Heat Series.”

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RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Wraps Up Live Pay-Per-View of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Preliminary Competition Tonight

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 15, 2016) - The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire preliminary action has yet to disappoint inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The fourth-and-final prelim night is set for tonight with the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network providing live Pay-Per-View video featuring a higher quality and graphics beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m. (Central).

The price to view the Pay-Per-View is only $25.

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

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will showcase lap-by-lap video of all preliminary competition as well as the finale until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV takes over around 7:30 p.m. (Central) on Saturday.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage with Rob Klepper, Justin Zoch and Bryan Gapinski on the Chili Bowl call and Scotty Cook handling trackside interviews. Brian Ward and Jim Childers are also on the week-long Chili Bowl announcing staff.

Christopher Bell led the distance of Thursday's third round of preliminary competition with Jerry Coons Jr. charging from 10th to a second-place finish and Shane Cottle maneuvering from 16th to third to also lock into Saturday's main event.

Dave Darland, Chad Boat, Daryn Pittman, 2004 and 2000 champion Cory Kruseman, 2006 champion Tim McCreadie, 2014 champion Bryan Clauson, Tanner Thorson, NASCAR star Kasey Kahne, 2008 champion Damion Gardner, Jac Haudenschild and Shane Stewart are some of the approximate 80 competitors set for tonight's competition.

Here is a link to tonight's qualifying roster: http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1263.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 16 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 12-16. Approximately 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

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

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 11th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Named North American 360 Sprint Car Poll "Driver of the Year" for 2015

Aaron Reutzel
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, was voted the 2015 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. Ruetzel, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, earned seventeen (17) of the twenty-one (21) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Aaron Reutzel earned the “Team of the Year” award, too. Finally, Aaron Reutzel will share the “Wild Card Award” for exciting sprint car performances with Morgan Turpen.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are ASCS Speedweek champion Wayne Johnson of Oklahoma, Seth Bergman of Washington, Johnny Herrera of New Mexico, and Empire Super Sprints (ESS) champion Steve Poirier of Quebec, Canada. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Ocean Speedway champion Justin Sanders, Civil War Series champion Andy Forsberg, United Racing Club (URC) champion Curt Michael, United Sprint Car Series (USCS) champion Morgan Turpen and Knoxville Raceway champion Clint Garner, respectively. In addition to Aaron Reutzel, others receiving one first-place vote each were Wayne Johnson, Steve Poirier, Justin Sanders and Morgan Turpen.

Knoxville Raceway Rookie of the Year Ryan Giles of Iowa earned the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Rookie of the Year” title in his first full season of winged 360-cubic-inch sprint car competition. Jack & Bonnie Elam of J&J Auto Racing will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for 2015. In addition, Allan Holland of www.hoseheads.com will receive the “Media Member of the Year” award. Pete Walton of the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) earned the “Promoter of the Year” award.

Final 2015 North American 360 Sprint Car Poll
rank, driver (first place votes), hometown, state/province, points

1., Aaron Reutzel (17), Clute, TX, 1700
2., Wayne Johnson (1), Mustang, OK, 765
3., Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA, 453
4., Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM, 390
5., Steve Poirier (1), St. Mathieu de Beloeil, QC, CAN, 262

6., Justin Sanders (1), Watsonville, CA, 236
7., Andy Forsberg, Auburn, CA, 196
8., Curt Michael, Ocean View, DE, 174
9., Morgan Turpen (1), Cordova, TN, 143
10., Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD, 119

11., Derek Hagar, Marion, AR, 115
12., Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 92
13., Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN, 88
14., Mark Smith, Mechanicsburg, PA, 81
15., Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 71

16., Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO, 67
17., Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 54
18., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 45
19., Tim Crawley, Little Rock, AR, 35
20., Jason Barney, Constantia, NY, 33

21., Sean Becker, Oroville, CA, 32
22., Sammy Reakes IV, Palermo, NY, 31
23., T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, PA, 30
24., Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, TX, 28
25., Jason Solwold, Burlington, WA, 27

Also receiving multiple votes: Billy Alley, Mitch Brown, Tony Bruce, Jr., Matt Covington, Dustin Daggett, Gregg Dalman, Greg Decaires, Phil Dietz, Stwart Friesen, Blake Hahn, Jared Horstman, C.J. Johnson, Ryan Ruhl, Jeff Swindell, Rick Ziehl, Jared Zimbardi.

 

Robert Ballou Named North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll "Driver of the Year" for 2015

Robert Ballou (photo courtesy of tjslideways.com)
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - Robert Ballou, originally of Rockin, California, today was unanimously named the 2015 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The United States Auto Club (USAC) point champion earned all sixteen (16) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. The USAC Indiana Sprint Week champion also earned the 2015 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are 2014 “Driver of the Year” Dave Darland of Indiana, Brady Bacon of Oklahoma, USAC-California Racing Association (CRA) champion Damion Gardner of California, and Chase Stockon of Indiana. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are King of Indiana Sprint Series (KISS) and Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) champion Brady Short, Kevin Thomas, Jr., two-time “Driver of the Year” Bryan Clauson (2012, ’13), three-time “Driver of the Year” Jon Stanbrough (2006, ’07, ’10), and Richard Vander Weerd, respectively.

Thomas Meseraull will receive the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting non-winged sprint car performances in 2015, while Colten Cottle of Illinois will receive the 2015 non-winged sprint car “Rookie of the Year” award. Mike & Tim Truex of Loudpedal Productions will receive the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Media Members of the Year” honor. Don Kazarian of the Perris Auto Speedway, annual host of the Oval Nationals, earned the “Promoter of the Year” title. Joe Devin of DRC Chassis will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors.

The North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2016 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced on the second day of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Final 2015 North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll

rank, driver (first place votes), hometown, state/province, points

1., Robert Ballou (16), Rocklin, CA, 1500

2., Dave Darland, Kokomo, IN, 700

3., Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 440

4., Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, 409

5., Chase Stockon, Elizabethtown, IN, 398

6., Brady Short, Bedford, IN, 210

7., Kevin Thomas, Jr., Cullman, AL, 170

8., Bryan Clauson, Carmichael, CA, 160

9., Jon Stanbrough, Jamestown, IN, 139

10., Richard Vander Weerd, Visalia, CA, 131

11., C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN, 123

12., Mike Spencer, Temecula, CA, 118

13., Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 93

14., Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA, 76

15., Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 65

16., R.J. Johnson, Phoenix, AZ, 56

17., Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 52

18., Tracy Hines, New Castle, IN, 24

19., Danny Faria, Jr., Tipton, CA, 22

20., Jake Swanson, Orange, CA, 14

21., M. Shane Cottle, Kokomo, IN, 12

tie, Shawn Westerfield, Guilford, IN, 12

23., Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ, 11

24., Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA, 5

tie, Charles Davis, Jr., Buckeye, AZ, 5

tie, Aaron Farney, Brookston, IN, 5

 

 

Lumbar Out – Allard In For Classic

The 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic American driver roster is now up to 11 with the late inclusion of California’s Jonathan Allard who is set to act as Super Sub for crowd favorite Eddie Lumbar.

Hailing from Chico, California, Allard has been in scintillating form in New Zealand all summer long, having secured seven A-Main victories from ten starts, including a second New Zealand Sprintcar Championship back on January 6 at Bay Park.

In fact Allard’s form has been so strong he has only finished worse than second on one occasion!

This rich run of form is on the back of another stout season in the ultra tough King of the West Series in California. Allard, a three time King of the West Series Champion, finished seventh in 2015 behind eventual winner Carson Macedo.

To highlight the consistency of Allard over a long period of time, his feature race win at the Gary Patterson Race in Stockton, CA back on November 7th, ensured that Allard’s record of accumulating at least one King of the West Series win for every season since 2005 remained in tact.

Lumbar, who will vacate the seat of the N36 machine, will have regular crew chief Adrian Ferguson on hand to ensure that Allard is provided with the best possible chance of tasting success on what is a brief visit to Australia.

Having contested the Classic on a number of occasions now, most famously at the wheel of the legendary Morrie and Katie Williams owned Zero car, Allard will certainly take little time to once again familiarize himself with the high banks of Premier Speedway.

For his visit to the Classic Allard will be at the wheel for all of the regular N36 supporters including Steel Pipes Australia Pty Ltd, Lumbar’s Transport, Graham Thomson Motors, Ausbrokers Insurance and Roundabout Tyres.

Allard will qualify as a part of the first night action.

The 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 22, 23 & 24, 2016.

 

 

Craig Dollansky

Battling the Highs & Lows at Winter Heat in Arizona When the opportunity arose to return to Arizona for the Winter Heat Series, Craig Dollansky was eager for the chance especially to join a legendary West Coast team, the Tri-C Machine #3 sprinter owned by Clyde and Marion Lamar.

“Jonathan Allard, their primary driver, is a good friend of mine and currently racing in New Zealand so it gave me a chance to join up with their team,” commented Dollansky. “It was good to get in the car and back to racing. Clyde and Marion have a great team and I enjoyed racing with them.”

Having success last year in the inaugural season of the five-race series, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ battled tough track conditions the first night but continued to make progress with crew chief Randy VanKeuren before posting their best feature finish on the third night finishing 6th.

“We had ups and downs but didn’t get the results we wanted. Considering the competition and jumping in their car for the first time I thought there were definitely some bright spots and positives to take away from the trip.”

With cars traveling to Yuma, Arizona from all over the country for the unique event that continues to grow, the competition is tough with 40+ sprinters signed in each night as teams get an early jump on 2016.

“It’s a great event they have created down there and hopefully something that continues to grow,” commented Dollansky. “Winter Heat has become quite successful in a short amount of time. There aren’t many events we can run in January so it’s nice to have that in the United States and be a part of it.”

The Elk River, Minnesota native is now back in the frigid ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’ as he continues to prepare for the 2016 season with TKS Motorsports.

 

 

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

SHOW RUNS MARCH 6 TO MARCH 12. . . .

9th ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW SIGNS ON IRCO AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

The dates for the popular ninth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show are confirmed for 2016 and the hard-working staff is putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 6th and will run through March 12th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event in the local Tri-State area.

In making the announcement organizer Bob Miller stated, "We have always enjoyed a great relationship with the Phillipsburg Mall and we are pleased to once again host the Dirt Track Heroes Show for all of our great racing fans in the Tri-State area. The solid support from the fans and all of the historical racing groups and current day speedways has made the event a special occasion for all of us involved with the production of this great show." Quaker Steak & Lube, located within a mile of the Phillipsburg Mall, has taken on the lead role for the sponsorship of this great week long racing gathering.

For the ninth consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in 1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it's present state today. IRCO serves over 8,000 members with assets exceeding 63,000,000. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. Greg Collins, vice president at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey based IRCO Community Federal Credit Union and the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway remarked, "We are overjoyed to once again play an integral part in the Dirt Track Heroes Show. For me, since day one of the first show, it is living the dream as the cars and the stars who come out for the show are and remain my heroes and we are proud to be associated with this great show."

The schedule of events for the ninth edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the many legendary stars all of the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot ranks and determined to be the next driving stars in the sport..

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The seven previous shows have brought out race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming eighth edition of the show. This event is truly a Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing outstanding crowds and successful events promoter Bob Miller and his wife Donna spearhead the hard working staff of individuals responsible for the continued success of the show.

The restored race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of the event back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains free to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eight years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the ninth consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame. Snydersville Speedway Announcer Alex Greezweig has also signed on for the event.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

 

 

Star studded field for the All Star Challenge

A star studded field of entries has rolled in for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge. With nominations currently sitting at 27 for the event this Saturday night you can guarantee all drivers will be chasing the $6000 for 1st place.

Danny Smith is making this event his first race in his “Farewell to Australia” tour. Smith competed in the Challenge back in 2013 and everyone will remember the thrilling feature when Smith took up the additional challenge of starting from the rear. Smith is driving for local Damien Lee and has the use of ‘Wild Bill’ Fraser’s trailer & engine.

Newly crowned Victorian Sprintcar Title Champions are both competing. John Vogels took out the
410 Victorian title last weekend at Avalon Raceway. Vogels is a regular at the All Star Challenge competing in the race since its conception back in 2011. Michael Tancredi won the 360 Title and has decided to keep his leased 360 for another weekend and run his first All Star show. Both the V70 & V29 teams will be keen to back up again this weekend with wins.

Last year’s Challenge winner Jimmy Gardiner has been running both 410’s and 360’s this season and with added laps under his belt will certainly be a bonus for the V23 team. Current Series point’s leader Brenten Farrer in the VIC 34 Frijtek ART ran 2nd in the Victoria Title and this show’s how consistent he has been this season. Farrer will also be thinking about points to ensure his lead for the end of year championship.

Matt Reed in the ACT49 is another Challenge winner back for the show. Reed has done limited shows this season but don’t be fooled as his many years of experience will shine through. Young Dion Bellman in the Hickman Tree Maintenance V40 is a young guy that would love to take out this win. Car owner Darren Hickman has been on the podium 3 times for this event and it was one of his ambitions to take out the win, he will still has the same passion for winning even as a car owner and would love Bellman to go down in the history books as winning the 6th All Star Challenge.

Travelling across the SA border is no less than 6 teams. Past series champion & ex Australian 360
Title winner is Chad Ely in the SA22 Maxim. Ely has been based at Sydney Speedway this season but has made the trip back to compete in this event. SA18 Jed Bell, SA5 Trigga Gates & SA16 Jack Gartner have been All Star regulars this season and well positioned in the Series Championship. Chris Solomon is not driving his family owned FMG83 but stepped into a ride with Tony Bartlett.
Bartlett’s SA75 is renowned for winning and the talented Solomon also has his shares of feature wins
over the history of the series; the two are a good combination.

The talent continues with young guns Corey Lincoln, Brayden Parr, Jack Lee and elder statesmen of Lock, Moule, Paul Solomon & Foster, then throw in Brett Milburn & Eddie Lumbar it really is as we mentioned before – a star studded field!

Don’t miss the fireworks this Saturday night at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway, racing starts at 6.00pm.

 

 

Harkenrider Will Be New Voice of Patriot Sprint Tour
(Rochester, NY) Paul Harkenrider of Canisteo, New York will be the new Patriot Sprint Tour Series (PST) Announcer and Public Relations Director in 2016, replacing Rich Vleck who concluded his role with PST at the end of last season.
Harkenrider has already started to build an impressive resume on the Central NY racing scene. At 22, he has been the weekly announcer at the Woodhull Raceway for three seasons, a track that PST visits twice a year, and substitute announcer when Black Rock Speedway and Clinton County Speedway were in need. In addition to being behind the mic, Harkenrider has been honing his race reporting skills while reporting for DirtTrackDigest.com, covering races for the Super DIRTcar Series and the Short Track Super Series.
“The Patriot Sprint Tour is one of the most respected racing series in the Northeast Region” said Harkenrider.
“To work for Mike Emhof, and what he does for Sprint Car racing will be a ton of fun. Rich Vleck is also one of the most well-known and respected announcers in the sport, and to be replacing him is seriously a true honor. I am hoping to continue the excitement and knowledge he has brought to all the facilities he has been able to announce at.”
Harkenrider was born into the sport, but he really didn't get involved until about four years ago.
“I have always been a race fan going to Woodhull as a kid with my dad, and helping a couple friends here and there but it was not until Kenny Shupp announced he was stepping down as the announcer at the Woodhull. I then told Kenny I was interested and he then introduced me to Ted and Brandi White and it just took off from there.”
Harkenrider is currently enrolled at Alfred University where he’s pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a completion date by December 2016. His other announcing experience is as the Alfred University Public Address Announcer for athletic teams, including play-by-play for the first round of the NCAA Division III Softball National Championships.
“Paul is a young talent with many years of racing knowledge as a fan and a speedway representative. I look forward to working closely with him as he develops his marketing skills with PST,” stated series owner Mike Emhof.
Harkenrider begins his work with PST through some pre-season press and getting to know the series competitors at upcoming trade shows.
For more information about the Patriot Sprint Tour, log on to www.patriotsprinttour.com<http://www.patriotsprinttour.com/>

 

Qualifying Re-Vamp as McMahan Steps Up

The 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic can add another American to its list of entrants Elk Grove, California’s Paul McMahan set to take up the prime seat in the Dyson Motorsports 99 entry.

Most race fans will remember Tim Kaeding piloting the Sean Dyson owned and backed entry to victory during the 2014 Classic and subsequently raising the bar post race as far as victory celebrations go!

With Sean Dyson have recently campaigned the car, all should be well and truly in readiness for McMahan to settle straight in for what is a hit run mission on not only the Classic but quite possible Avalon’s President’s Cup and Borderline Speedway Mt. Gambier’s Kings Challenge event.

McMahan is coming off a World of Outlaws campaign in 2015 that yielded three feature race wins amongst 49 top ten results, 27 top five finishes and six quick time awards.
These results netted the popular McMahan a seventh place finish in the World of Outlaws Championship.

In other Classic related news, due to the large car count, 123 at this time, it has been revealed that each qualifying night will consist of two flights of time-trials.

This will see the first half of each qualifying nights field (approximately 30 cars) time trial for heat positions in heats 1 to 3. The second flight of qualifying will seed the cars into heat 4, 5 and 6.

Heat race inversions and lane changes will remain in the respective flights, before the points are then combined at the completion of the heat races to determine the starting positions for the qualifying night C Main, B Main and 30 lap Oval Express Magazine Australia-America Challenge Cup.

The same format will apply to night two.

Any ties in points will be separated by the fastest recorded time-trial lap of the competitors in question a that time.

The format for night three of the 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic remains unchanged.

All teams are advised that some minor alterations to the qualifying night roster as issued last night have occurred with the list below being correct at the time of going to print.

The following are the list of Friday and Saturday night qualifiers:

Friday Night:

V2 Terry McCarl (USA)
W2 Brooke Tatnell
N3 Daniel Sayre
V3 Ian Loudoun
USA4 Danny Smith (USA)
V4 Phillip Lock
NQ5 Danny Reidy
V12 Kristy Ellis
W14 Jason Pryde
T14 Mark House
V14 Chris Rodda
ACT15 Harley Bishop
V16 Kris Lacey
ACT18 Ian Madsen
S19 Bradley Keller
N20 Troy Little
V21 James Hennessy
Q21 Jordyn Brazier
V22 Quentin Tanner
V23 Jimmy Gardiner
NQ25 James McFadden
Q25 Andrew Scheuerle
V25 Jack Lee
W25 Taylor Milling
N29 Kerry Madsen
T29 Robin Dawkins
V34 Brenten Farrer
N35 Peter O’Neill
N36 Eddie Lumbar
V37 Grant Anderson
N38 Max Johnston
V40 Dion Bellman
T45 Kurt Luttrell
W45 Daryl Clayden
N48 Jackson Delamont
V48 Adam King
W49 Ryan Jones
V51 Peter Milnes
ACT55 Stephen Bell
V58 Rhiannon Burleigh
W56 Danny Dietrich (USA)
V57 Matthew Dumesny
NT62 Ben Atkinson
ACT66 Tim Rankin
V70 John Vogels
V72 Jake Smith
S73 Jody Baldwin
V73 Charles Hunter
N75 Glen Saville
V77 Darren Mollenoyux
W77 Bradley Maiolo
S78 Keke Falland
N79 Peter Bourke
V81 Robbie Paton
V88 Daniel Pestka
N92 Sammy Walsh
S97 Matt Egel
V97 Damien Meade
V98 Peter Doukas
N99 Paul McMahan (USA)
USA99 Brad Sweet (USA)

Saturday Night:

A1 David Murcott
S2 Craig Vanderstelt
W3 Steven Lines
S4 Kraig Kinser (USA)
V5 Max Dumesny
Q6 Steven Rowell
N7 Toby Bell-Bowen
NQ7 Robbie Farr
S7 Hayden Pitt
T7 Tim Hutchins
USA7s Jason Sides (USA)
NQ9 Nathan McFarlane
N11 Matt Smith
W11 Jason Kendrick
W12 Daniel Harding
S13 Brock Hallett
S14 Brendan Quinn
Q16 Bryan Mann
N17 Marty Perovich
V17 Dennis Jones
W17 Kyle Hirst (USA)
V19 Daniel Newnham
S20 Glen Sutherland
ACT21 Shaun Dobson
N21 Garry Brazier
NT21 Chase Karpenko
S22 Chad Ely
N24 Blake Skipper
S24 Ricky Maiolo
V26 Nick Lacey
W26 Luke Dillon
V35 Jamie Veal
Q36 Luke Oldfield
V36 Tim Van Ginneken
S37 Terry Kelly
Q41 Mitchell Gee
N42 Gary Rooke
V42 Jye O’Keeffe
NQ44 Brandon Rawlings
S44 Daniel Evans
S45 Jake Tranter
V45 Carson Macedo (USA)
T55 Jamie Bricknell
USA55 Randy Hannagan (USA)
V55 Ashley Scott
V57 Matthew Dumesny
W57 Shaun Bradford
Q59 Kevin Titman
V60 Jordyn Charge
V64 David Aldersley
V67 Luke Walker
V68 Brett Milburn
S72 Jamie Stark
V74 Michael Cunningham
Q75 Darren Jensen
S75 Chris Solomon
N78 Andrew Wright
S86 Brendan Guerin
V90 Corey McCullagh
V96 Andy Caruana
ACT99 Jay Waugh
W99 Jamie Maiolo

The 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 22, 23 & 24, 2016.

 

 

Qualifying Format for 60th International Classic 200 Revealed; Order of Events Posted

OSWEGO, NY (January 14, 2016) – The 60th running of Oswego Speedway’s International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds will utilize a new qualifying format, compared to recent seasons, in order to determine the starting lineup for the 200 to be run on Sunday, September 4.

Two separate rounds of 2-lap qualifying time trials will still take place, with the opening round hitting the Speedway on ‘Fast Friday Pole Night’ on Friday, September 2. Unlike in previous seasons, the fastest 20 competitors will lock into Sunday’s Classic field from the first round of time trials.

The last handful of years has only seen the fastest 14 drivers qualify through round one.

The fastest 20 drivers based on Friday time trials will start in positions 1-20 for the International Classic. Drivers in positions 21 on back through the field will be aligned into two separate preliminary 15-lap Semi Final lineups to be contended on Sunday.

The 21st and 22nd fastest qualifiers will be set as the preliminary polesitters in each Semi Final, with the remainder of the starting lineups set straight up from time.

On Sunday at 11:30 a.m. a 30-minute second round of time trials will be conducted for drivers 21st on back, although it is not mandatory. In the second round of qualifying a driver may elect to drop his or her first round time, and current Semi Final starting position, in order to re-time with the goal of moving up in the Semi Final lineup order.

Sunday’s second round time trials can also be used by teams that did not make a first round time trial attempt on Friday.

If the entire 30-minutes of qualifying is not needed, the track will re-open for Supermodified practice.

At Noon on Sunday, first and second round qualifying times for positions 21 on back will be combined, setting the official Semi Final lineups with the fastest drivers starting on the front row.

Each Semi Final will be 15-laps in length, with the first taking the green flag at 12:30 p.m. A total of six drivers will qualify from each Semi Final, making up positions 21-32. The finish of the first Semi Final will make-up the inside positions in rows 11-16, with the finish of the second Semi Final making up the outside positions in rows 11-16.

The final two positions in the International Classic field will be set using two provisional starters.

Following the two Semi Finals, Supermodifieds will be given their set of full-tank practice runs before moving into pre-race ceremonies for the Pathfinder Bank SBS Classic 75 at 2 p.m.

The International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds is set to take the green on that afternoon, no later than 4:30 p.m.

Pit gates will open on September 4 at 7 a.m. with hot laps being run from 9-11 a.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.

60th annual International Classic Qualifying Format

1. First Round Time Trials – ROW 1 – 2. First Round Time Trials

3. First Round Time Trials – ROW 2 – 4. First Round Time Trials

5. First Round Time Trials – ROW 3 – 6. First Round Time Trials

7. First Round Time Trials – ROW 4 – 8. First Round Time Trials

9. First Round Time Trials – ROW 5 – 10. First Round Time Trials

11. First Round Time Trials – ROW 6 – 12. First Round Time Trials

13. First Round Time Trials – ROW 7 – 14. First Round Time Trials

15. First Round Time Trials – ROW 8 – 16. First Round Time Trials

17. First Round Time Trials – ROW 9 – 18. First Round Time Trials

19. First Round Time Trials – ROW 10 – 20. First Round Time Trials

21. 1st Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 11 – 22. 1st Position - Semi Final 2

23. 2nd Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 12 – 24. 2nd Position – Semi Final 2

25. 3rd Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 13 – 26. 3rd Position – Semi Final 2

27. 4th Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 14 – 28. 4th Position – Semi Final 2

29. 5th Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 15 – 30. 5th Position – Semi Final 2

31. 6th Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 16 – 32. 6th Position – Semi Final 2

33. Commitment Provisional – ROW 17 – 34. Commitment Provisional

Classic Sunday Order of Events – Sunday, September 4 (Subject to Change)

Pits Open: 7am

Hot Laps: 9-11am

Second Round Supermodified Time Trials: 11:30am

Small Block Super Classic Consi (10-laps): Noon

International Classic Semi Final #1 (15-laps): 12:30pm International Classic Semi Final #2 (15-laps): 12:45pm

Supermodified Full Tank Runs: 1:30pm

SBS Classic 75 Pre-Race: 2pm SBS Classic 75 Green: 2:30pm

International Classic Pre-Race: 3:45pm International Classic 200 Green: 4:30pm

 

 

DON KAZARIAN NAMED “PROMOTER OF THE YEAR” SECOND STRAIGHT TIME!

(Perris, CA, January 14, 2016) While nobody from Perris Auto Speedway won the $1.5 billion Powerball drawing on Wednesday night, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame announced that longtime promoter Don Kazarian had earned the “Non Wing Promoter of Year” title for the second consecutive year. The announcement was made in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

Conducted by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, the award is voted on by sprint car media members from around the North America and takes in all tracks running Non Wing Sprint Cars.

“It is an honor to win this award,” Kazarian said when informed on Wednesday evening. “It is very nice. The award really goes to everyone who works at the track. We have a great staff that works hard to make this possible and the credit goes to them.”

As well as being honored with the award by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame for the second consecutive year, Kazarian was named the 2015 “National Race Organizer” by the United States Auto Club (USAC) at its annual awards banquet in Indianapolis in December.

In addition to Kazarian being named “Promoter of the Year,” The PAS videographers, Mike and Tim Truex of Loudpedal Productions, were named “Media Member of the Year.” Other winners named on Wednesday were 2014 Oval Nationals winner Robert Ballou “Driver of the Year,” Thomas Meseraull “Wild Card Award” for most exciting driver, Colten Cottle “Rookie of the Year” and Joe Devin of DRC Chassis “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year.”

At the Chili Bowl finals on Saturday night, the winner of the Thomas J. Schmeh Award,” for outstanding contributions to the sport, will be announced. Among the deserving nominees for that award is Mike Grosswendt. A hardcore supporter/contributor of the sport, Grosswendt’s “All Coast Construction” company is the presenting sponsor of the annual Budweiser Oval Nationals at The PAS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 23 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 6 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 20 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 27th OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 5th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 2nd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 16th "SO CAL SHOWDOWN” WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 30th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

May 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

May 21st NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

May 28th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints & PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 4th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 11th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 25th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

July 2nd "BUDWEISER FIRECRACKER 30 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints & PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars “Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 16th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 23rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

July 30th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns

August 20th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

August 27th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

September 3rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

September 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

September 17th TBA

September 24th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 1st - 9th Southern California Fair

October 15th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 29th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 9th Oval Nationals Practice

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 12th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY- Accord Speedway Releases Rules For Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars. By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The Palmer Family completed their fifteenth season of ownership and promotion of their pristine quarter mile facility nestled in the foothills of Ulster County in New York State in early December. With no time to spare, the successful promotional team has been hard at work in putting together their plans and schedule for the upcoming 2016 racing season.

Along with all of the hard and sometimes hectic work it takes to run a successful venue, the Palmer Family will be participating at the 2016 Motorsports Show scheduled in Oaks, Pennsylvania for the dates of January 22nd through the 24th. Accord Speedway will be part of the Jones Racing Products/Art's Radiator display at the Oaks Show.

Gary Palmer has been burning the midnight oil since the Christmas holidays to have one of the Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars competing at his race track ready to showcase at the show minus the bodywork to allow potential car owners and drivers a visual and opportunity to see how all of the pieces fit together with this exciting and affordable new division of racing that is creating much interest both in New York and New Jersey as the New Egypt Speedway is developing their own division as well.

Palmer is convinced the new division is the wave of the future and has high hopes that despite the tough economic times we are now facing and have gone through the past few years in this country, he has found an affordable outlet for the drivers and owners who cannot shell the almighty big bucks to go all-out Sprint Car racing or compete in a high dollar Modified race car. With many sprint car chassis now available at a reasonable cost and the fact the horsepower will come from a selected Crate engine, the operative words for the division are "cost effective."

The rules for the division are included within and Gary Palmer will be happy to answer any questions or concerns regarding the rules and the race cars at the Oaks Show.

Accord Speedway Self Starting Wingless Crate Sprint Cars

Rules

I. Engine A. GM 602 Crate engine B. All 602 Crate engine conversions must be completed by Hunts Machine 518-372-7273 C. All engines will be sealed by Hunts Machine upon completion D. Any tampering with engine or engine seals will result in immediate disqualification E. If tech is refused on the engine the driver and car will be subject to ….. F. HEI Factory stock ignition G. Champ oil pan-CP106LTRB, pick up for pan-part 20-032 ¾” p/u tube (NOT MANDATORY) H. Alternator is necessary for HEI Ignition I. ARP spud for cam-part 934-0006, seal for spud-part 934-0007 ( NOT MANDATORY) J. Any Fuel pump K. Any power steering pump

II. Carburetor A. Holley 4 Barrel Carburetor 750 or 650-methanol only B. Carburetor spacer-Mr Gasket 6006 (mandatory) C. Jets and power valves may be changed D. Carburetor must be mounted parallel to intake E. No air induction inserts or other devices to direct air to intake

III. Air filter A. One round type air filter element maintaining a minimum of 4 inches and a maximum of 14 inches B. K&N Style Air filters allowed C. No plastic air cleaner top or bottoms (metal only) D. All air shall be filtered through the filter element E. No carburetor inserts to direct air into the carburetor F. No Air boxes, hoses, or any device that directs air into the air cleaner G. No ram air

IV. Fuel pump- A. Any type

V. Headers A. Schonfield Headers part number-1052 LV

VI. Weight A. Minimum weight after race is 1575 lbs B. Tubing and Nerf bars must be hollow C. Halo above driver is highly recommended (NOT MANDATORY)

VII. Shocks. A. Twin Tube shocks only B. No gas shocks will be allowed C. No cock pit adjusters

VIII. Brakes Steel or aluminum rotors only

IX. Fuel A. All fuel tanks must have a bladder B. Fuel Tanks must be securely fastened. C. Methanol only. No additives.

X. Transmission A. Bert transmission B. Standard sprint car close drive

XI. Rear end A. Standard Sprint car rear end only, no midget hybrid rear ends.

Racing fans are encouraged to begin making plans for the new season ahead at Accord as opening day at the speedway is scheduled for April 15th with a practice session in place one week prior to the start of the season.

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 1142. For photo and video work of the latest Accord Speedway racing action, contact Northeast Racing Videos at: 518 535 0020 or through their website at: http://northeastracingvideos.com At the Accord Speedway............................................

A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Resumes Live Pay-Per-View of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Tonight with Round 3

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 13, 2016) - The intense action continues to build inside the River Spirit Expo Center halfway through the 30 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire preliminary competition.

Round 3 of the marquee midget event is set for today with the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network showcasing live Pay-Per-View video featuring a higher quality and graphics beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m. (Central).

The price to view the Pay-Per-View is only $25.

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

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will provide lap-by-lap video of all preliminary competition as well as the finale until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV takes over around 7:30 p.m. (Central) on Saturday.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage with Rob Klepper, Justin Zoch and Bryan Gapinski on the Chili Bowl call and Scotty Cook handling trackside interviews. Brian Ward and Jim Childers are also on the week-long Chili Bowl announcing staff.

Defending event champion Rico Abreu took the lead from Oklahoma native Tyler Thomas on a mid-race restart en route to the triumph on Wednesday. Thomas held on for the second-place finish with Thomas Meseraull making a last-lap pass to secure the final lock-in position to Saturday's A Main.

Tonight's third round of competition will showcase approximately 80 drivers, including Robert Ballou, Jerry Coons Jr., Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Paul McMahan, 2005 champion Tracy Hines, Christopher Bell and Brady Bacon among others.

Here is a link to tonight's qualifying roster: http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1262.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 16 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 12-16. Approximately 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

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

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 11th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Takes Another Leap Forward During 2016 Edition

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 13, 2016) - The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown was another huge success.

The average car count for the marquee 410ci winged sprint car event at Cocopah Speedway increased from 32 to 43.8 per night in addition to a noticeable growth in fans attending the five-race series the first two weeks of the year.

"When we decided to create the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown we knew the first year people would be wary of a new event," Cocopah Speedway General Manager Greg Burgess. "We knew if we did a good job that it would show incredible growth into the second year, which it did. We are very grateful for the fans, drivers, teams and media who chose to spend the first part of the new year racing in the desert with us."

Shane Stewart became the first driver to win multiple Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features in the same event en route to claiming the 2016 championship and $4,000 prize thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies.

Dale Blaney, who finished eight points behind Stewart, ranked second with Daryn Pittman, Greg Hodnett and Danny Lasoski rounding out the top five, respectively. Those four drivers received a $1,500 bonus for placing second through fifth in the championship standings.

Here 2 Wire, Inc., awarded Hodnett a $1,000 bonus for scoring the most passing points throughout the event and Shark Racing a $500 bonus for the long haul award.

Drivers from 19 states as well as two Canadian provinces tackled the event with 31 competitors winning at least one heat race, qualifier, B Main or main event.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson was the only driver to have won a heat race, qualifier and main event.

Craig Dollansky and Ryan Smith were the only competitors to register a heat race, qualifier and B Main triumph.

Terry McCarl was the only racer with multiple heat race and qualifier victories.

Here is a look at some of the numbers for the 2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown:

Average Car Count Per Night: 43.8

States Represented: 19 (plus two Canadian provinces)

Feature Winners: Shane Stewart - 2, Dale Blaney, Kyle Larson and Danny Lasoski

Feature Laps Led: Danny Lasoski - 54, Kyle Larson - 47, Dale Blaney - 30, Shane Stewart - 11 and Greg Hodnett - 8

Average Starting Position for Winner: 4.2

Hard Charger Awards: Shane Stewart - 2, D.J. Netto, Tasker Phillips and Joey Saldana

Average Positions Advanced for Hard Charger: 7.8

Heat Race Winners: Logan Forler - 3, Danny Lasoski - 3, Kyle Larson - 2, Terry McCarl - 2, Rico Abreu, Christopher Bell, Roger Crockett, Willie Croft, Craig Dollansky, Justin Henderson, Greg Hodnett, Jason Johnson, Steve Kinser, Austin McCarl, D.J. Netto, Daryn Pittman, Ryan Smith, Jason Solwold and Danny Wood

Qualifier Winners: Bill Balog - 2, Christopher Bell - 2, Bud Kaeding - 2, Terry McCarl - 2, Joey Saldana - 2, Jason Solwold - 2, Seth Bergman, Craig Dollansky, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Greg Hodnett, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Austin McCarl, Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, Ryan Smith, Trey Starks, Shane Stewart and Tanner Thorson

B Main Winners: Rico Abreu - 3, Aaron Reutzel - 2, Dale Blaney, Roger Crockett, Craig Dollansky, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Ryan Smith

Contingency Awards:

· Here 2 Wire, Inc. Hard Charger ($500 on Jan. 6): Tasker Phillips

· SpeedMart Hard Charger ($250 on Jan. 1, Jan. 2, Jan. 8, Jan. 9): Shane Stewart - 2, D.J. Netto, Joey Saldana

· Ron's Lawn Service First Nonqualifier in a B Main ($150 on Jan. 6, Jan. 8, Jan. 9): Jacob Allen, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Parker Price-Miller

· Carlile Transportation Heavy Haul Division for Finishing Sixth in a B Main ($100 on Jan. 6, Jan. 8, Jan. 9): Brian Brown, Craig Dollansky, Logan Forler, Paul McMahan, Ryan Smith, Henry Van Dam

· TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants Hard Charger ($75 each night): Shane Stewart - 2, D.J. Netto, Tasker Phillips, Joey Saldana

· TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants First Nonqualifier in a B Main ($50 each night): Logan Forler - 2, Rico Abreu, Danny Lasoski, Henry Van Dam

Stay tuned to http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com for news about potential dates and details about a 3 rd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

FINAL POINTS STANDINGS -

1. 2-Shane Stewart 920; 2. 1b-Dale Blaney 912; 3. 9k-Daryn Pittman 887; T4. 121-Greg Hodnett 864; T4. 33-Danny Lasoski 864; 6. 83-Joey Saldana 852; 7. 24-Terry McCarl 803; 8. 88n-D.J. Netto 777; 9. 1g-Christopher Bell 767; 10. 21b-Brian Brown 738; 11. 3c-Craig Dollansky 730; 12. 24r-Rico Abreu 725; 13. 9-Ryan Smith 716; 14. 7-Paul McMahan 714; T15. 41-Jason Johnson 702; T15. 7t-Tasker Phillips 702; 17. 18-Jason Solwold 685; 18. 17a-Austin McCarl 672; 19. 11c-Roger Crockett 671; 20. 49-Tanner Thorson 666; 21. 2l-Logan Forler 664; 22. 68-Chase Johnson 642; 23. 55-Aaron Reutzel 626; 24. 21-Robbie Price 614; 25. 2c-Wayne Johnson 597; 26. 33v-Henry Van Dam 584; 27. 11-Steve Kinser 578; 28. 4s-Michael Kofoid 570; 29. 1a-Jacob Allen 562; 30. 57-Kyle Larson 561; 31. 99-Skylar Gee 554; 32. 17b-Bill Balog 552; 33. 55t-Trey Starks 550; 34. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 537; 35. 1s-Logan Schuchart 500; 36. 97-Parker Price-Miller 499; 37. 6g-Bryan Gossel 485; 38. 26-Bud Kaeding 448; 39. 5h-Willie Croft 429; 40. 23-Seth Bergman 420; 41. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 392; 42. 81w-Danny Wood 385; 43. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. 358; 44. 45x-Johnny Herrera 346; 45. 17w-Bryan Clauson 321; 46. 4-Kasey Kahne 294; 47. 1-Justin Henderson 202; 48. 9r-Reece Goetz 2.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

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

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

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

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

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

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

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

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

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

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

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Mike Emhof Motorsports Acquires CRSA Sprint Car Tour

SODUS, NY – Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc. (MEM), a sprint car parts distributor and racing promotions company, has added to its holdings with the acquisition of the RACESAVER® CRSA Sprint Car Series. The purchase brings the number of series operated by MEM to three. The Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) & CNYMS Mini Sprint Series have been under ownership of MEM for several years.

During the offseason months, Mike Emhof and Mike VanDusen, owner of the CRSA series for the past five years, worked closely to finalize the details of the acquisition with a number of common goals to protect the integrity and future of the series. From race dates, to racing operations, competitors and fans can expect to see business as usual, with the exception of CRSA adopting the IMCA sanction.

“I’m glad that the series is going to continue under the same RACESAVER® format,” said VanDusen.

VanDusen’s comment reflects the premise of the series to offer stable and enforceable rules, consistent rules application, and fair purse distribution.

“Mike and his wife Debbie have done a fantastic job operating the CRSA series over the past five years and we share the goal of providing an affordable platform in a racing series that maintains a level playing field,” commented Mike Emhof.

VanDusen will remain involved with the series in a technical supporting role at the track and as a consultant during the 2016 season.

Along with the acquisition announcement, MEM announced that Greg Hixson will be the Director of Race Operations for the RACESAVER® CRSA Sprints. Hixson has worked under the MEM umbrella in roles with the CNYMS Mini Sprints, then with PST. Hixson has also been the race director at Black Rock Speedway and Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

“Greg has worked with me many, many years and is well respected within the racing community. He’ll have the full support of the MEM organization behind him with the RACESAVER® CRSA Sprints,” expressed Emhof.

A RACESAVER® CRSA Sprints 2016 schedule will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Race fans and competitors can keep current on series activities at www.crsasprintcars.com.

For more information about Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., log on to www.mikeemhofmotorsports.com.

 

 

Blaney Inducted into National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Jan. 13, 2016) - Dale Blaney is nearly speechless about his latest honor, which places him among the greats of sprint car racing.

It was announced Tuesday night that Blaney was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The ceremony is scheduled for June 4.

"Words can't describe how I feel," he said. "For my dad to be inducted three years ago, then Dave two years ago and now myself, it's pretty special."

Blaney's father, Lou, was inducted as part of the Class of 2013 and his brother, Dave, is part of the Class of 2014.

"Truthfully I really never gave it much thought," Dale Blaney said. "My main goal was to win the next race I was going to and that's as far ahead as I was looking. I've been around sprint car racing my whole life. I just love the sport. It's a pretty prestigious honor."

Blaney has claimed six Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions championships, including three straight, as well as the 1991 track title at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. He has 127 career All Star feature wins - 29 more than any other driver - and 11 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victories.

Several of the marquee events Blaney has been victorious in include the 2015 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, the 2010 and 1996 Brad Doty Classic, the 2000 Kings Royal and the 1998 Historical Big One among many others.

Blaney recently opened the 2016 season by guiding the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team to a victory and four top-five finishes during the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., where he placed second in the event standings.

His win, which came on Jan. 1, gives him at least one victory during each of his 27 years of racing.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2015.

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Kinser Capitalizes on R&D During Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 13, 2016) - The focus for Steve Kinser throughout the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown was to use the marquee event featuring five races in nine days at Cocopah Speedway for a little research and development.

"We definitely wanted to win provided the opportunity, but our biggest objective was to figure out some things for this team when Kraig returns to the United States and begins the 2016 season next month," he said. "Our results weren't what we were aiming for, but the objective was met."

Kinser, who was piloting the Arctic Cat No. 11 for Steve Kinser Racing, kicked off the second week of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown by maneuvering from third to win a heat race last Wednesday. Unfortunately, rain plagued the area throughout the week and during racing that night, which created a narrow track.

Kinser finished where he started - sixth - in a qualifier and after battling for a top 10 throughout the main event, he posted a 13th-place finish.

"Track position was key," he said. "Everyone with the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown did their best under the circumstances, but the track wasn't conducive to allow us to charge through the field."

The team returned to the 3/8-mile oval on Friday and was met with a tough blow as a mechanical problem developed while Kinser was pushed off to start third in a heat race. He was unable to start the race and was forced to tag the back of the field during a qualifier and B Main.

"That's tough to overcome when passing points are so crucial," he said. "By not starting the heat race we were buried for the remainder of the night and the hole was too deep to get out of."

The event ended with similar misfortune on Saturday. Kinser placed sixth in a heat race, which put him on the pole of a qualifier. However, a mechanical problem kept the team from taking the green flag again and ended the weekend early.

"Although it's frustrating that's part of racing," he said. "I'm glad we got some things figured out and some problems solved this early in the year. Hopefully everything is aligned well when Kraig gets back in the car soon.

"I want to thank everyone at Arctic Cat for their support in helping us head out to the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. We had a great time and look forward to going back in the future."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 6 (6); Feature: 13 (12).

Jan. 8 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: DNS (3); Qualifier: 8 (9); B Main: 12 (13).

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (5); Qualifier: DNS (1); B Main: DNS (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinser.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SteveKinser_RCG

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

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.

"It's been great to have Arctic Cat on board throughout the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown," Kinser said. "We truly appreciate their support and are proud to have them as part of the team."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Casey's General Store, King Racing Products, Sander Engineering and FK Rod Ends for their continued support.

 

 

HOFFMAN RACING TO RETURN TO THE LITTLE 500,IN 2016 WITH KODY SWANSON WHEELING THE #69

Loveland, OH (Jan 12,2016) -- “After the pavement car sat for 5 years, in 2014 we dusted off the car and decided to run the Little 500 again. The decision was made after Bryan Clauson asked if we were interested. Using his tremendous talents and the crew working extra hours , while running the entire USAC National Sprint Car Series, we were able to sit on the pole and led the race before being taken out twice by lapped cars. I have always wanted to win this race and when the opportunity presented itself to have Kody Swanson in the car , we decided to give it another go. We look forward to working with Kody and ripping off fast pit stops once again” said Richard Hoffman, President and owner of Hoffman Racing.

Kody Swanson added “ Last May was my first attempt at the Little 500. It was such a great event to compete in, and I’ve been looking forward to going back ever since. Hoffman Auto Racing is one of the most storied teams in open wheel racing, and their reputation for professionalism and preparation is unmatched in our sport. I’m excited to return to the Little 500, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be driving the HAR #69.”

Kody Swanson from Kingsbury California, started his career with the United States Auto Club by winning the USAC Western Sprint Car Championship in 2005. While racing, Kody continued his academic pursuits , graduating as high school Valedictorian in 2006 and graduating Magna Cum laude as a President’s Honors Scholar from California State University Fresno in 2010. Later that year, he was named USAC’s Most Improved Driver after scoring his first win in the Silver Crown Series. Since then, Kody has collected a total of 12 Silver Crown victories , tying him for 7th All-Time and the last two series championships. In addition to racing Kody and his wife Jordan have welcomed their first child, Trevor Michael and continue to work at Alt & Witzig Engineering in Carmel Indiana.

Highlights of the team’s history include: -1929-1960 Gus campaigned Sprint Cars and Midgets, his drivers included Eddie Sachs, and Don Branson - 1964 Gus’s son Richard became co-owner of the Team - 1973-1984 HAR fielded Indy Cars, including 7 Indy 500 starts - 1989 HAR won the first of 10 USAC National Sprint Car Championships with Rob Hoffman as the crew chief (’92,’93,’96,’97,’99,’02,’04,’08,’14)

With 93 USAC National Sprint Car wins and 10 National Championships, HAR has won more National races and championships than any other team in USAC sprint car history. HAR also has 7 Silver Crown wins for a total of 100 USAC National wins. In 2003 HAR was recognized for excellence by the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. HAR has finished in the top 3 in USAC National Sprint Car owners points 19 times since 1989.

Drivers from the past 86 years reads like a who’s who of racing: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Tracy Hines, JJ Yeley, Kasey Kahne, Kenny Irwin Jr, Rich Vogler, Dave Darland, Johnny Parsons Jr., Tim Richmond, Jay Drake, Brian Tyler, Robbie Stanley, Eric Gordon, Steve Butler , Jerry Coons Jr. Ryan Newman, Dave Steele, George Snider, Tom Bigelow Shorty Templemen, Don Branson, Eddie Sachs, Bill Puterbaugh, Elmer George, Pancho Carter, Roger Ward, Andy Michener, Kyle Larson and Brady Bacon. In all approximately 131 drivers have competed in the Hoffman cars. Of those there are four father/son combinations , Dick and Dickie Gaines, Jim and Tracy Hines Kerry and Dave Norris, Clark and Shorty Templemen. Two brother combinations, Larry and Steve Cannon, Pancho Carter and Johnny Parsons Jr. HAR also had a stepgrandfather and stepgrandson combination of Elmer George and Ed Carpenter.

 

 

Classic Qualifying Nights Announced

With just over a week until the running of the 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, the full field of entrants, all 123 in total, have been split into their respective qualifying nights.

On Friday 61 cars are scheduled to greet the starter and Saturday night, 62 cars will embark on two laps of qualifying (time trials), two heats races, before a C-Main, B-Main and the Oval Express Australia-America Challenge Cup Preliminary Feature Races are run.

In the coming days, confirmation will be made on the manner in which qualifying will be contested, given the potential need for adjustment to be as fair as possible to all teams considering the large volume of entries.

Sunday’s race program will consist of one heat per car for the top 96 cars in points after the two qualifying nights, before the alphabet run commences with a D-Main, two C-Mains and two B-Mains before the all important 40 lap, 24 car Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic decider.

The following are the list of Friday and Saturday night qualifiers:

Friday Night:

V2 Terry McCarl (USA)
W2 Brooke Tatnell
N3 Daniel Sayre
V3 Ian Loudoun
USA4 Danny Smith (USA)
V4 Phillip Lock
NQ5 Danny Reidy
V12 Kristy Ellis
W12 Daniel Harding
T14 Mark House
V14 Chris Rodda
ACT15 Harley Bishop
V16 Kris Lacey
ACT18 Ian Madsen
S19 Bradley Keller
N20 Troy Little
V21 James Hennessy
Q21 Jordyn Brazier
V22 Quentin Tanner
V23 Jimmy Gardiner
NQ25 James McFadden
Q25 Andrew Scheuerle
V25 Jack Lee
W25 Taylor Milling
N29 Kerry Madsen
T29 Robin Dawkins
V34 Brenten Farrer
N35 Peter O’Neill
N36 Eddie Lumbar
V37 Grant Anderson
N38 Max Johnston
V40 Dion Bellman
N42 Gary Rooke
T45 Kurt Luttrell
W45 Daryl Clayden
N48 Jackson Delamont
V48 Adam King
W49 Ryan Jones
V51 Peter Milnes
ACT55 Stephen Bell
V58 Rhiannon Burleigh
W56 Danny Dietrich (USA)
V57 Matthew Dumesny
NT62 Ben Atkinson
ACT66 Tim Rankin
V70 John Vogels
V72 Jake Smith
S73 Jody Baldwin
V73 Charles Hunter
N75 Glen Saville
V77 Darren Mollenoyux
W77 Bradley Maiolo
S78 Keke Falland
N79 Peter Bourke
V81 Robbie Paton
V88 Daniel Pestka
N92 Sammy Walsh
S97 Matt Egel
V98 Peter Doukas
N99 Sean Dyson
USA99 Brad Sweet (USA)

Saturday Night:

A1 David Murcott
S2 Craig Vanderstelt
W3 Steven Lines
S4 Kraig Kinser (USA)
V5 Max Dumesny
Q6 Steven Rowell
N7 Toby Bell-Bowen
NQ7 Robbie Farr
S7 Hayden Pitt
T7 Tim Hutchins
USA7s Jason Sides (USA)
NQ9 Nathan McFarlane
N11 Matt Smith
W11 Jason Kendrick
S13 Brock Hallett
S14 Brendan Quinn
W14 Jason Pryde
Q16 Bryan Mann
N17 Marty Perovich
V17 Dennis Jones
W17 Kyle Hirst (USA)
V19 Daniel Newnham
S20 Glen Sutherland
ACT21 Shaun Dobson
N21 Garry Brazier
NT21 Chase Karpenko
S22 Chad Ely
N24 Blake Skipper
S24 Ricky Maiolo
V26 Nick Lacey
W26 Luke Dillon
V35 Jamie Veal
Q36 Luke Oldfield
V36 Tim Van Ginneken
S37 Terry Kelly
Q41 Mitchell Gee
V42 Jye O’Keeffe
NQ44 Brandon Rawlings
S44 Daniel Evans
S45 Jake Tranter
V45 Carson Macedo (USA)
N47 Marcus Dumesny
T55 Jamie Bricknell
USA55 Randy Hannagan (USA)
V55 Ashley Scott
W57 Shaun Bradford
Q59 Kevin Titman
V60 Jordyn Charge
V64 David Aldersley
V67 Luke Walker
V68 Brett Milburn
S72 Jamie Stark
V74 Michael Cunningham
Q75 Darren Jensen
S75 Chris Solomon
N78 Andrew Wright
S86 Brendan Guerin
V90 Corey McCullagh
V96 Andy Caruana
V97 Damien Meade
ACT99 Jay Waugh
W99 Jamie Maiolo

The 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 22, 23 & 24, 2016.

 

 

NEXT STOP: SCOTT DARLEY CHALLENGE

Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport January 13, 2016

After what was a very busy international portion of the season, the racing continues for Toby Bellbowen aboard his Hogs Breath Café #7 this weekend at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. However, it isn’t just another race meeting – it is the Scott Darley Challenge and it is a race that means a lot to many, especially in NSW.

“The Scott Darley Challenge is one of the only race meetings that has a real emotional aspect attached to it. I won't lie, before the feature race you start to feel a bit more of a buzz than normal, and I think that is the importance of the event shining through,” Toby explained.

“To win the Scott Darley Challenge would be the biggest win of my career. And I can't think of a race that I'd love to win more, being at home in Sydney.”

The lead up to the event this Friday and Saturday has had its ups and downs and Toby is the first to admit he has been a little disappointed with his form but is using that to turn it into a positive.

“Our pace was hidden a fair bit I think. We were and are a lot better than we have showed. I'm disappointed we haven't been as strong as we should be to be honest. But I'm proud that we kept going through our mishaps and dug deep. My team should be proud of their effort for sure.”

There is still plenty of opportunities for Toby to get that first career main event win. Along with the Scott Darley Challenge this Friday and Saturday, the team will pack up and head to Warrnambool, Victoria for the 44th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 22, 23 and 24 and will also contest the Australian Sprintcar Title, also in Warrnambool, on January 29, 30 and 31.

It’s a busy time for the team and hopefully some good results will be forthcoming.

“You have to tackle them as just any old meeting, although a win in one of them could really change momentum for just about anyone. Our team is probably one of the best prepared outfits in Australia. We are ready for whatever we have thrown at us, and hopefully it's one of these bigger shows that gets our momentum going in the right direction.”

Don’t forget that the latest range of merchandise is available at the track, simply visit the truck at the end of the night or just contact the team via the Facebook page. January Racing Schedule: Friday, January 15 – Scott Darley Challenge Night One – Valvoline Raceway

Saturday, January 16 – Scott Darley Challenge Night Two – Valvoline Raceway

Fri, Sat, Sun January 22, 23, 24 – Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic – Premier Speedway, Warrnambool Tuesday, January 26 – Prelude To The Australian Title – Premier Speedway, Warrnambool

Fri, Sat, Sun January 29, 30, 31 – 54th Australian Sprintcar Championship – Premier Speedway Warrnambool

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport would like to thank the following for their support of the 2015/2016 racing season;

Hogs Breath Café Valvoline Murrell Distribution Sydney’s Best Pool Service Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Lander Toyota Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs B&B Graphics RK Design Krizmik Industries CSR Fabrications Ltd Real Capz PASS Powdercoating Felsch Race Engines Vortex Racing Products Duncan Foster Engine Reconditioning

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Continues Live Pay-Per-View of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals with Round 2 Tonight

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 13, 2016) - The opening round of the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire featured thrilling side-by-side racing inside the River Spirit Expo Center on Tuesday night.

Round 2 kicks off today at approximately 5:30 p.m. (Central) with the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network providing live Pay-Per-View video featuring a higher quality and graphics from hot laps until the checkered flag of the main event.

The price to view the Pay-Per-View is only $25.

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

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will showcase lap-by-lap video of all preliminary competition as well as the finale until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV takes over around 7:30 p.m. (Central) on Saturday.

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage with Rob Klepper, Justin Zoch and Bryan Gapinski on the Chili Bowl call and Scotty Cook handling trackside interviews. Brian Ward and Jim Childers are also on the week-long Chili Bowl announcing staff.

Pennsylvania native Alex Bright scored his first career Chili Bowl preliminary victory on Tuesday. NASCAR star Kyle Larson led the first 10 laps before he was caught up in an incident exiting turn two while trying to lap another driver. Larson restarted at the back of the field and rebounded to post a ninth-place result.

Meanwhile, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Joey Saldana powered from 11th to the runner-up finish and Zach Daum rounded out the podium as the top three drivers locked into Saturday's A Main.

Tanner Thorson edged Larson to claim the Race of Champions earlier in the night.

An estimated 80-plus drivers are set for tonight's second round of preliminary action, highlighted by five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, NASCAR driver J.J. Yeley and defending event champion Rico Abreu.

Here is a link to tonight's qualifying roster: http://www.chilibowl.com/entries/manual.aspx?c=1261.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 16 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 12-16. Approximately 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

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

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 11th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Joey Saldana Sixth In Final Winter Heat Standings

PETERSEN MEDIA- The results at the Winter Heat Showdown were not glamorous for Joey Saldana and his Roth Motorsports team, but they were a good starting point for the upcoming 2016 season as Saldana closed the week of racing out with finishes of ninth and 11th place and wound up sixth in the overall standings.

“We did not set the world on fire, but we accomplished some things and I think these five races will help us be better off when we unload in Florida,” Joey Saldana said. “We did not have any luck in the draw all week, but we were able to make every feature without going through a B Main, so we showed we can race okay.”

Friday night in Yuma, AZ, Saldana lined the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine up in the fifth row of his heat race. On a track that stayed relatively narrow early on in the night, Saldana was able to gain some valuable points as he finished sixth.

Lining up on the front row of his qualifier, ‘The Brownsburg Bullet’ took advantage of his prime starting position and got the jump over Bill Balog. Stretching his lead out lap by lap, Saldana would grab the win and secure a spot in the 30-lap feature event.

The start to the feature event on Friday night would prove very vital as not a ton of passing would be had on this night. Settling into the Top-10 as the race came to life, Saldana spent much of the 30-laps battling for position with fellow World of Outlaw stars Paul McMahan and Darryn Pittman.

After briefly falling outside of the Top-10, Saldana would pick up a couple of positions late as be brought the Roth Motorsports entry home with a ninth place finish.

One final night of action at the 2nd Annual Winter Heat Showdown saw the 3H Cattle/FK Rod Ends/KPC No. 83 grid the field from the third row for the final heat race of the week.

Finishing in the fifth spot, Saldana would win his qualifier from the pole and successfully reach his fifth feature event of the week based on points all five nights.

Gridding the field from the seventh row, Saldana was able to get his machine moving in the right direction. Searching around the 3/8 mile Cocopah Speedway, Saldana would work his way into the 11th spot as he chased after Domini Scelzi who ran ahead of him in 10th.

With the Checkered flag in the air, Saldana would close his week out with an 11th place finish and he would end up sixth in the overall standings.

“I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for giving us this opportunity to get an early start to the season,” Saldana added. “We would have liked to contend for a couple of wins, but hopefully this leads to a fast start to the season when we pick back up in February.”

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

ON TAP: Joey and the Roth Motorsports team will resume racing in February when they take party in the DIRTcar Nationals at the Volusia Speedway Park kicking off on Feb. 10th.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-3.

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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Blaney Posts Runner-Up Finish in Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Standings

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 12, 2016) - Dale Blaney wrapped up the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown last weekend with a pair of top-five finishes at Cocopah Speedway.

That led the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team to a runner-up finish in the event standings - only eight points behind the champion.

"To go out there and be in the midst with (Shane) Stewart, (Daryn) Pittman, (Danny) Lasoski and (Greg) Hodnett, it showed we can run with anyone in this country," he said.

The second week of action during the marquee five-race event began last Wednesday with Blaney advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race before he finished where he started - fourth - in a qualifier. That made him run a B Main for the first and only time during the event.

Blaney won the consolation race to capture a transfer into the 17th starting position for the main event on a very fast track. He then advanced to a 12th-place result.

"Kyle Larson put us down a lap early so that hurt our chances of picking up more positions," he said. "I think if he wasn't leading and setting such a strong pace we would have stayed on the lead lap and could have got into the top 10."

Round 4 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown was last Friday and once again Blaney was on the move from the drop of the initial green flag. He charged from ninth to fourth place in a heat race and from fifth to third place in a qualifier. That ranked him fifth in overall points out of the 44 competitors, which locked him into the fifth starting position for the 30-lap feature.

"I ran around fifth most of the race and got by two guys on the frontstretch with about 10 laps to go to get up to third," he said. "I could see Stewart and Lasoski in front of me in traffic at the end. I felt like we got better as the race went on, but we just didn't have enough to get by those two guys."

Blaney posted a third-place result, which kept him within striking distance of the championship entering the finale on Saturday.

The Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored team kicked off Saturday's event by maneuvering from fifth to third place in a heat race and fourth to third in a qualifier. That lined Blaney up on the inside of the fifth row for the feature.

"We took a shot at putting a harder tire on," he said. "I knew our balance was good all week. If we'd have stuck a tire on like everyone else, I think we could have been a little better. I had a good race with Kasey Kahne (for fourth). It was fun to race with him. We were going at it pretty hard."

Blaney and Kahne swapped the position a handful of times before Blaney secured the fourth-place result. It marked his fourth top five of the event and earned him a $1,500 bonus for placing second in the championship standings.

Blaney is scheduled to return to competition Feb. 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 4 (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (17).

Jan. 8 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (9); Qualifier: 3 (5); Feature: 3 (5).

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Starks Earns Ninth-Place Result During Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Finale

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 12, 2016) - Trey Starks saved his best performance for the final race of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Starks scored his first top-10 finish of the season last Saturday at Cocopah Speedway to cap the five-race marquee event.

"It was great to end things on a high note," he said. "We didn't draw well the entire event and we never could climb out of that hole. Sometimes that's just how racing goes so you have to keep putting one foot in front of another and stay positive. Our team did that and we ended with a good result."

Starks opened the night finishing fourth in a heat race before he won a qualifier.

"The car felt the best that it felt all week in the qualifier," he said. "We were really, really good. We jumped to the lead on the start and the car did everything it was supposed to do."

That locked Starks into the sixth starting position for the 30-lap feature.

"The track was really tricky again," he said. "There were a couple of close calls at the start, which cost me a couple of positions. I spent most of the race running eighth before Shane Stewart got me with about five laps to go. It was really good to get to run up with those guys and see how our car acted. We finished the week with a top 10. As frustrating as the week was going it left a little better taste in our mouth."

The ninth-place result was a big jump from how the week started last Wednesday when Starks placed ninth in both a heat race and a qualifier. The team elected not to start the B Main on the fast and rough track.

"We weren't good in the heat or the qualifier," he said. "The track was tough to pass on, especially for us. It just looked like a good opportunity to tear some stuff up and if nothing else to put wear and tear on our car. We looked at it and thought it'd be in our best interest to save our equipment."

The team showed improvement on Friday as Starks advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race, finished fourth in a qualifier and placed third in a B Main to transfer into the main event.

"We needed some laps," he said. "I wanted to see how the car was going to be on a track like that. We got a few cars throughout the race. Toward the end it got to be follow the leader, but we ended up moving up a few spots and learned more about the car."

Starks posted an 18th-place result.

He is slated to return to competition March 3-4 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 9 (7); Qualifier: 9 (9); B Main: DNS (13).

Jan. 8 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (7); Qualifier: 4 (3); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 18 (21).

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (3); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 3-4 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Southstar Equipment

Southstar Equipment was launched three years ago by Dave Cochrane, founder of the Waratah Group. His goal is to bring new, innovative products to the logging industry. With good old fashion 'know how' Dave has engineered a series of processors that meet the need of today's logging contractors. By focusing on reliability and production, Southstar has developed some of the most innovative harvesting equipment today. For more information, visit http://www.SouthstarEquipment.com.

"Southstar Equipment helps my dad with his timber processing company," Starks said. "They have helped my dad out a lot and produce great equipment. We're very excited to have them on board."

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

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Good Times in Arizona!

(Bill W) January 12, 2016 – Despite a hefty car count filled with competition, Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team came away having made all five feature events at Cocopah Speedway’s “Winter Heat Showdown” near Yuma, Arizona. Amongst the finishes were a pair of top tens. The Altoona, Iowa driver flies to Australia next to compete in five events in a week’s time.

This was TMAC’s first trip to Cocopah’s show. “It’s grown into an amazing event,” he says. “We had a great time, and there’s great people running it. You can always find little things to critique about any event, but it’s all positive on my side. When the track is right, it’s really good.”

He liked what he saw there in 2015. “Last year we watched it at home, so we wanted to get there,” says TMAC. “We were happy to be there, and it was fortunate that Austin could find some sponsorship to go as well. Kevin Hetrick and my crew chief, DJ Brink were there. Carson was the crew chief for Austin. For anyone in the frozen tundra, I think you need to make plans to be there next January.”

Most of TMAC’s best runs came early in the night. “We started off with a tenth and a ninth (January 1 and 2),” he says. “We were good early every single night. We were good in the heats and qualifiers (winning four of them). Come feature time, it was hard to get a handle on the car. As of today, I’m pretty perplexed. There’s something wrong with the car I think. Since the first night at Charlotte, it hasn’t been reacting well.”

That may be attributed to a rough and heavy race surface at the World Finals on the preliminary night. “The last night at Charlotte, we were horrible in the feature,” says TMAC. “We’ve done normal maintenance, but haven’t gone all the way through it. Every night (at Cocopah Speedway), when it got slick, there was nothing for the right rear to stick to. I think the last night (last Saturday) was my best. We were fastest hot lapping and won the heat over Shane Stewart. We started sixth in the qualifier and made it up to fourth. The track started to slick and Danny (Lasoski) got by us.”

Having battled the car all week, TMAC approached the finale differently. “We didn’t tighten the car up at all for the feature the last night,” he says. “We had been too tight all week. I left the heat race setup on, and we were still rolled up. Every time there was a restart, we lost a few spots and we ended up thirteenth. The last night was probably our worst. That makes me mad as a mechanic. That’s what makes dirt track racing fun. You have to adapt to track conditions.”

Both Terry and son Austin, who finished 15th in Cocopah’s finale, are planning on running in Florida in February. “We’re putting together a new Maxim for Florida, and we’ll be running there with the World of Outlaws,” says TMAC. “Austin will be running Ocala and Volusia for Tom and Sherry Leidig in their #59, so that’s a cool deal.”

In the meantime, TMAC will be heading “Down Under”. “We’re heading to Australia Friday,” he says. “We’ll be driving in the President’s Cup at Avalon and the Classic in Warrnambool for Colin Bulmer and Wayne Cole. We’ll also be running the open show there the following Tuesday.”

Back in the States, he’ll be sticking with the World of Outlaws through the Spring. “We’ll be running with the World of Outlaws all Spring,” says TMAC. “If anyone wants to give us a big sponsorship, we’ll do the whole thing! In the meantime, winter is not over. Go to SnowPlow.com right now!”

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This Month in TMAC History!

In just his second shot at the Chili Bowl in 2008, TMAC turned a lot of laps in the WilkePAK #11. After finishing third in his B main in the prelim, he finished 17th in the feature. That put him in Saturday’s C, which he won. He then advanced through the pack to third in the B to qualify for the finale. He continued his drive to a 19th place finish!

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

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

 

 

Smith Enjoys Successful Experience at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 12, 2016) - Ryan Smith continued his momentum during the final week of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway.

Smith, who was driving an X-1 Race Cars chassis owned by Ryan Linder, advanced into two of the three features during the marquee offseason event in the desert.

"The whole Winter Heat down there was pretty good," Smith said. "With a new team and the first time for Linder with a 410 in it and my second time there, right out of the box we were fast and we were good all week. We were good both weeks, making four out of the five overall features."

Last week's competition began on Wednesday with Smith advancing from sixth to third place in a heat race. He then finished where he started - sixth - in a qualifier, which lined him up on the pole of a B Main.

Smith captured the B Main victory to transfer into the main event on the fast and rough race track. However, he elected to pull into the pits early and was credited with a 22nd-place result.

"It got so rough and I didn't have the brakes that I needed to go forward," he said. "Instead of tearing equipment up we decided to pull in early and be smart."

Action resumed on Friday when Smith won a heat race from the pole. He then narrowly missed an opening-lap crash in a qualifier before he charged from fifth to second place.

"Friday we had the toughest heat, but we started on the pole," he said. "In the qualifier the track came to me and we hit it setup-wise. It's about how you set yourself up for the main."

That gave Smith the third-most combined points, which lined the team up on the inside of the second row for the 30-lap main event.

"We were really good, but we had a problem develop and we got really tight in the feature," he said. "We had a shock go bad and didn't know it until we got back to the shop (on Sunday) and put it on the dyno."

Smith salvaged an eighth-place result with the ill-handling race car.

Unfortunately, the shock issue hampered the team during the finale on Saturday. Smith placed fifth in a heat race and second in a qualifier before ending sixth in a B Main to miss a transfer into the feature by only two positions.

"We fought tight all night and we couldn't find it," he said. "Come to find out the left front shock was the problem. It probably started on Wednesday when the track was so rough. The shock had two big dings in it. We took it off and looked at it by hand, but couldn't tell anything was wrong. It was something we needed a dyno to find.

"All in all, I'd give us an A for how we made out down there. It definitely exceeded expectations. It was a pleasure working with Ryan Linder and his X-1 Race Cars. We had a lot of fun and were pretty successful with it. We're going to try to work together in the future and maybe try to get him up here (to Pennsylvania), too. Our HP Engines was stout both weeks as well."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (6); Qualifier: 6 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 22 (18).

Jan. 8 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 2 (5); Feature: 8 (3).

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (4); Qualifier: 2 (1); B Main: 6 (5).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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 - Warko Group

Warko Group, which is based in Reading, Pa., focuses on general contracting including plumbing, electrical and HVAC.

"This is the second year that Rob Warko of Rainbow Roofing and Warko Group and I have been partnered for our race team," Smith said. "He puts as much focus and energy in his business as he does the race team, which leads to success on and off the track."

Smith would also like to thank S&S Speedways, G.L.T. Electrical, East Coast Helicopter Tours, Quality Roofing Supply, Fighting Angels Foundation, CnB Chubby, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Van Dam Selected as Big Al Sportsmanship Award Winner at Winter Heat

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 12, 2016) - Henry Van Dam was awarded one of the biggest honors in his career last weekend at the 2 nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway.

Van Dam was named the Big Al Sportsmanship Award winner in honor of Al Tschider, who founded the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation before suddenly passing away last August.

"It's a big part of our racing because that's always the idea we wanted to promote," Van Dam said. "Something Big Al did was make a huge impact on a lot of other people's lives. To be recognized with an award in his name is special. Hopefully we can bring more attention to Big Al and the foundation."

The action on the track didn't go as well for Van Dam, who was unable to make a feature against nearly 50 other drivers from across the country during the five-race event.

"It was definitely a lot tougher track conditions this year and it was tough competition no matter which way you slice it," he said. "Whether you're racing for the lead or seventh or eighth the racing was the same. I don't think results are always indicative of how much speed you had in the car."

The event got off to a rough start on Jan. 1 as Van Dam was disqualified from his heat race after failing to go to the scales following the checkered flag. That forced him to start at the back of a qualifier, which was a trend for the two-week event.

"The good cars were able to make up ground," he said. "We just didn't have a good enough car to pass cars. We just didn't get it done. It's a little harder to diagnose your car, too, because you're in dirty air from the first lap."

Van Dam placed eighth in his qualifier before he rallied from 15th to ninth place in a B Main, which tied for the most cars passed but was shy of a transfer into the feature.

Unfortunately, that was indicative about how the remainder of the event went. Van Dam only started a heat race in the top six once and he placed eighth in every qualifier. He made progress in the B Main each night and twice ended within two positions of scoring a transfer.

"If we can learn something from it and become a better team it's worth it," he said. "We definitely got to work on a lot of different scenarios and setups. Even if you hit on something with those guys it's hard to show because everyone is so fast. You're looking for a really good balance in the car and we struggled with that. We did learn a lot. We just didn't get the results to show it."

Van Dam is scheduled to return to action March 3-4 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 1 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: DQ (1); Qualifier: 8 (10); B Main: 9 (15).

Jan. 2 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 9 (9); Qualifier: 8 (9); B Main: 10 (12).

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (8); Qualifier: 8 (1); B Main: 6 (11).

Jan. 8 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 8 (5); B Main: 5 (4).

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 8 (7); Qualifier: 8 (8); B Main: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 3-4 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kovash Logging

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

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

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

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Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (Jan. 12, 2016) - For the first time in several years, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will be returning to Muskegon, Michigan’s Thunderbird Raceway in 2016.

Thunderbird Raceway began life in 1958 as Birchwood Speedway under the ownership of Wink Bleich. SOD raced at Thunderbird under Roger Joneson for the first time in 1982. SOD last raced at Thunderbird in 2008 and the track closed after the 2012 season.

In September 2015, Tom Sprague, current owner of Winston Speedway in Rothbury, purchased the track. Dalton Township's planning commission gave preliminary approval for a special racing use permit to Sprague, and township commissioners voted unanimously in favor of reopening the track. Numerous updates and improvements are underway, and the township is expected to give their final stamp of approval once the racetrack is back up to code. The track is scheduled to open in mid-May.

Sprague has turned a few laps himself. He raced street stocks; dirt and pavement late models; sportsmans; and IMCA and Michigan modifieds. Among the tracks Sprague raced at are Thunderbird Raceway, Winston Speedway, Crystal Motor Speedway, I-96 Speedway, Berlin Raceway, and Kalamazoo Speedway.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will race at Thunderbird Raceway on Saturday, July 9th.

For more information about Thunderbird Raceway, go to www.thunderbirdracewaymi.com. For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about Sprints On Dirt go to www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

MUST SEE RACING SET FOR BUSY 2016 CAMPAIGN

January 12, 2016 – Holly, MI – The 2016 kick-off for the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro is three months away, but series officials are hard at work preparing for a busy 2016.

The 2016 MSRSS schedule may arguably be its busiest to date. The series will contest sixteen dates in seven states over a sixth month stretch. The schedule also includes the special non-points 68th annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM at Anderson (IN) Speedway on Saturday May 28.

The recently released schedule will see the series visit four new tracks for the first time in series history in 2016. Anderson (SC) Motor Speedway, Spitzer Motor Speedway, Shady Bowl Speedway, and Madison International Speedway will each host MSRSS events for the first-time-ever in 2016.

A national television package is expected to highlight the 2016 season and will be announced as soon as details are finalized.

The recently announced six-race “American Sprint Cup” has drawn tremendous interest from several southern teams who have committed to participate in all six races. Four of the six events will be contested in North and South Carolina. Regular Pavement Sprint Car racing has been absent from the Carolina’s in recent seasons and there is strong interest. In addition, MSRSS will pair with the USAC Eastern Midgets on four occasions in 2016 to give fans in the Carolina’s a chance to see a rare Sprint Car/Midget racing double header.

There is no doubt the 2016 MSRSS season is bringing renewed excitement to pavement sprint car racing with the recent MSRSS announcements. MSRSS has weathered the recent economic storm and better days appear to be on the horizon for the fledgling 410 winged pavement sprint car series.

Toledo, Ohio’s Jimmy McCune is the defending MSRSS champion and is expected to defend his 2015 title when the series opens the 2016 campaign at Anderson (SC) Motor Speedway April 15.

For a complete look at the 2016 MSRSS schedule log onto www.mustseeracing.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2016. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 4, during the twenty-seventh annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:

Drivers: Dale Blaney, Frankie Kerr, Gus Linder.

Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors: Roy “Bud” Grimm (Jr.), Shirley Kear Valentine.

Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors: Doug Clark, Gene Crucean.

Pre-1945: Mark Light.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “I know I say this every year, but we truly are very proud of the work done by our 72-member National Induction Committee. I think we have a great group of inductees this year, with most being honored in their lifetime. We look forward to our twenty-seventh induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4.”

Those seeking more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame can visit www.sprintcarhof.com. Also, the museum can be reached at 641-842-6176.

 

 

2016 NSCHoF INDUCTEE ANNOUNCEMENT, 2015 POLL AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS & MUSEUM-BENEFIT AUCTION TO BE HELD AT TULSA CHILI BOWL

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 12, 2016) – The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, presented by General Tire, on January 12-16. The museum’s week will be highlighted by the announcement of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “27th Class” on Tuesday, January 12, and its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 14. In addition, its three divisions of North American Sprint Car Poll awards will be announced on January 13-15.

According to museum executive director Bob Baker, “We are very excited to be naming our National Sprint Car Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2016’ on Tuesday of Chili Bowl week. This will be our 27th induction banquet on Saturday, June 4, and it will be a special event for the new inductees and our many past inductees. We have to thank Emmett Hahn and Lanny Edwards, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees themselves, for continuing to allow us to have a presence at their week-long indoor midget car racing event.”

Added museum special events coordinator Mike Noftsger, “Our museum-benefit auction, which also benefits The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, will take place on Thursday, January 14, at 11:30 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia, including signed items from Kyle Larson, Ron Shuman, Mark Kinser, Brad Doty, J.J. Yeley, Tommy Hinnershitz, Dave Blaney, Steve Kinser, Dale Blaney, Gary Bettenhausen, Bob Trostle, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jac Haudenschild, Rick Ferkel, A.J. Foyt, Gordon Johncock, Kenny Irwin, Jr., Earl Baltes, Ralph Capitani, and many others. In addition, we will have our GF1-Ti22/Shaver sprint car/raffle car in our Chili Bowl Trade Show booth all week.”

Intermission announcements of the museum’s 2015 North American Sprint Car Poll awards will also be made each night of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on the following schedule: Wednesday – Non-Winged, Thursday – 360’s, Friday – 410’s, and Saturday – Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport. The nominees for the Outstanding Contribution to the Sport award are Dave Darland, Tommie Estes, Jr., Mike Grosswendt, Dave Pusateri, Tod Quiring, and Glenn Styres.

Those seeking more information on the museum and its efforts in Tulsa, January 12-16, are encouraged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.

 

 

Mercer Raceway Park Awards Banquet Coming Soon

Mercer, PA (January 12, 2016): Mercer Raceway Park will close out the 2015 season and honor the track champions on Saturday, January 23, at the Normandy Banquet Center, in Hermitage. Friends and family of racers, staff, and management will gather at 5:30 for happy hour, with the buffet dinner to follow at 6:30. The awards presentations will occur after dinner. Then, all can kick up their heels with music for dancing and listening pleasure.
Tickets are still available for $35 and they must be purchased in advance. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Please contact track manager Frank Benic at 724-699-1260 or 724-662-1310 to make your reservations or to obtain additional details.
Taking top honors in 2015 competition were Jack Sodeman, Jr. in the 410 Sprint Cars, which were presented by 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels; Cody Bova in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors, which were under the banner of Bonnell's Rod Shop and Bonnell's Collision Center; Jimmy Holden in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds; Ryan Moyer in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars; Mark Marcucci in the Rock Concrete and Supply Modified Lites; and Mike Thompson in the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks.
In addition to honoring the champions, the top ten racers in each of the Saturday Night Live! divisions will be recognized for their accomplishments.
Highlights of the 2016 scedule will be announced.
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

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Prepared for Chili Bowl Challenge Following Frustrating Winter Heat

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 12, 2016) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. is excited for a fresh challenge after a frustrating start to the 2016 season in the desert.

Hafertepe Jr. will race his midget this week at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., where he will compete on Tuesday for preliminary action and on Saturday for the finale.

"We certainly didn't have the start to the year that we wanted, but it's still early," he said. "It's always fun to head to Tulsa for the Chili Bowl. It's one of the biggest challenges we face all year so I'm looking forward to it."

Hafertepe Jr. and sprint car owner Keith Dobbs kicked off the year on Jan. 1 at Cocopah Speedway for the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. The duo placed sixth in a heat race and fifth in a qualifier, which relegated them to a B Main.

"We just missed it by one spot in the B Main," Hafertepe Jr. said. "We learned some things that we applied to the rest of our time at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown and that will help the rest of our season."

Hafertepe Jr. placed fifth in the consolation race to miss a transfer by only one position.

He returned to the 3/8-mile oval the ensuing night when he ran fifth in a heat race and fourth in a qualifier. Hafertepe Jr. won a B Main to transfer into the 30-lap feature, but he was unable to finish the main event because of a mechanical problem.

The team tackled Cocopah Speedway last Wednesday for Round 3 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which began with Hafertepe Jr. advancing from eighth to sixth place in a heat race. He then won a qualifier and lined up on the inside of the second row for a B Main.

"We didn't get the best start and lost a couple of positions," he said. "We got back up to fifth, but I just couldn't get around the last transfer guy and we missed the feature by one spot again."

Unfortunately, luck didn't get any better for Hafertepe Jr. on Friday as a mechanical problem hammered the team while he was leading a heat race. That ended the night and weekend early.

"We finally drew a good pill and put ourselves in a good position by leading that heat race, but problems are going to happen in racing," he said. "The timing of it was unfortunate, but we'll just move on to the Chili Bowl and hope for a little better luck this week."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 1 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (5); Qualifier: 5 (1); B Main: 5 (6).

Jan. 2 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (6); Qualifier: 4 (2); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 24 (17).

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (8); Qualifier: 1 (1); B Main: 5 (3).

Jan. 8 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: DNF (1); Qualifier: DNS (9); B Main: DNS (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hafertepe-Jr-and-The-Plumbfast-Racing-Team/116304711773031?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping

Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping is a residential landscaping business based in New Oxford, Pa.

"They are really good friends of ours who have been around for quite a while," Hafertepe Jr. said. "We've always really appreciated their support."

Hafertepe Jr. would also like to thank Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Wells Racing Engines, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley's Racing Products, Fisher Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, Pro Shocks by OC Shocks, Fire-Down Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Vortex Wings, Kear's Speed Shop, Pancho's Racing Products, GPC, Champion Brand, Zemco Headers and Simpson Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Kicks Off Live Pay-Per-View of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Tonight

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 12, 2016) - The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire begins today with a record number of entries set to battle throughout the next five days inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The coveted Golden Driller is up for grabs as approximately 340 drivers are expected to compete among four preliminary nights prior to Saturday's finale.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will cover all of the action via live Pay-Per-View video featuring a higher quality and graphics beginning with tonight's first preliminary event. America's Fastest Motorsports Website will showcase lap-by-lap video of all preliminary competition as well as the finale until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV takes over around 7:30 p.m. (Central) on Saturday.

A special for the five-day Chili Bowl is only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or it's $25 per day.

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

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage for with Rob Klepper, Justin Zoch and Bryan Gapinski on the Chili Bowl call and Scotty Cook handling trackside interviews. Brian Ward and Jim Childers are also on the week-long Chili Bowl announcing staff.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson headlines an impressive roster of tonight's competitors, who include Brad Loyet, Zach Daum, Jonathan Beason and Joey Saldana among the several dozen racers. Larson charged from the C Main to the B Main to win a preliminary night last year.

Here is a link to the tentative qualifying nights: http://www.chilibowl.com/news/?i=35228&clk=featureNews.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 16 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 12-16. Approximately 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

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

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 11th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: 2016 WALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL FEBRUARY 29

by Tommy Goudge (January 12, 2016) - Nominations for the 2016 class of Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame inductees are being accepted until February 29, 2016.

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

The community is invited to submit nominations for induction to the Wall of Fame, and all nominations are given due consideration. The number of inductees in any given year shall be at the discretion of the Wall of Fame committee. The names of inductees for any given year will be announced in early spring, and the official induction ceremony will be held at Ohsweken Speedway on a selected race night during the subsequent season. The Styres Family, the Southern Ontario Sprints club, and Mike “Pinball” Giberson were selected for the inaugural class of Wall of Fame inductees in 2015.

The 2016 Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame Selection Committee includes Clinton Geoffrey, Tommy Goudge, and Adam Ross, with consultation from Greg Calnan, and Doug Leonard. All nominations for the 2016 Wall of Fame class must be submitted by February 29, 2016. To nominate a candidate for consideration, please contact media@ohswekenspeedway.com, or utilize the nomination form on the Ohsweken Speedway website at http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=3279

2016 SEASON Schedules and other plans for the 2016 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the 2016 schedule slated to be officially released very soon. Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken's 21st season in 2016, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.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

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

 

 

Sides, Perovich and Mann Highlight Last Minute Classic Entrants – Field at 122.

American Jason Sides will once again contest the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic after his nomination was amongst a host of drivers who entered right on the cusp of entries closing on Monday afternoon.

Sides who claimed the Alan Pollard Memorial Trophy courtesy of this qualifying performance at the 2010 Classic has been a regular visitor to Premier Speedway in recent seasons, continuing his long association with Queensland based car owner Dave Horrell.

In 2015 Sides again took on the ultra-tough World of Outlaws Series, at times essentially trekking up and down the American Interstates will little or no crew to assist in the day to day tasks of competing with the World’s Best.

To say that he stood tall in the seat is an understatement with the ever-popular nearly 43 year-old from Bartlett, Tennessee record a solid 8th place in the World of Outlaws point’s standings. This included two quick time awards, 30 top ten results, 12 top five finishes and one feature race win which broke a drought of World of Outlaw success that dated back to 2012.

The popular win came at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas, where he claimed victory in the Boot Hill Showdown.

Forever the acid test of any American Sprintcar driver, the Knoxville Nationals provided Sides with a 7th place finish in the C-Main – and before you scoff at that result, take into account that also contesting the C-Main were the likes of Steve and Kraig Kinser Jac Haudenschild, Tim Kaeding and our own Brooke Tatnell!

For his return to the Classic Jason Sides will be behind the wheel of the USA7s machine with support coming from Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, East Coast Logistics, Vortex Express, Powerplus Race Fuels, Sprint Shack and King Race Products.

Having contested the Classic A-Main in 2015, Sides will be looking to leave a strong imprint on the 2016 version of the event.

Queensland’s Bryan Mann will join sides in the Classic field of 122 cars.

Mann will drive the Q16 Performance Wholesale, Queensland Speedway Spares, East Coast Logistics, Driven Motor Oil, Wolfpack Pest Management and Circle Racing Wheels entry in what will be his return to Classic competition having not contested the event for a number of seasons.

A quartet of ultra competitive Sydney-Siders will also make the trek south for the Classic, with Marty Perovich in the Network Industry, One Point Seven Cleaning Solutions, Matrix Concepts, Simpson Race Products, Pass Powdercoating, Wildwood Disc Brakes and Frankland Rear Ends N17 machine, joining the N20 Pitstop Auto’s of Blayney, RME, Coates Hire, Kimbo Transport and Steve Bayliss MC entry of Troy Little in the list of Classic entrants.

The third of the Sydney based entrants is last season’s 11th place finisher – Max Johnston – who will again join all the action of the Classic weekend aboard his Flair Dancewear, Odell Bros. Farming, KTM, RPA, Active Vac, Camden Signs, Direct Pallets, M. Kel Earthmoving, Prompt Mowers, Simmons Civil, Motorado and Toys Collective backed N38 car.

Peter O’Neill rounds out the latest New South Welshman in the field as he attempts his first assault on the Classic in the N35 Corporate Impressions Australia (CIA) and Imagin 8 Graphic Designs entry.

South Australia’s rich involvement in the Classic field continues to grow with Chad Ely nominating ahead of Monday’s deadline having been another of the A-Main starters in the 2015 Classic final.

Ely will be aboard the S22 Auto Smart Adelaide, Car Mechanical, Maxwill Race Engines, Steve Wicks Powder Coating and H/B Concrete machine.

Another of the crowd favorites in fellow South Aussie Jamie Stark who will again campaign his familiar S72 entry will join him in the field.

Sixteen year-old Victorian Jordyn Charge will make his Classic debut aboard the beautifully turned out Western Nissan, Mr. Electrics, In-Charge Racing, Adam Brand and Reed Signs sponsored V60 entry.

The young Victorian will be joined by Harley Bishop and Robin Dawkins in the field with Bishop set to be at the wheel of the immaculately presented Lucas Oil, Jaxxon Wraps, Matt Jones Motorcycles, Kerbrider Kart Centre and Sunbury Powder Coat V15 machine while Dawkins will re-establish himself in the pilots seat of the potent T29 Kart Magic, Tamar Cars, Maxwill Motors and Phil Davey Sheetmetal car.

With 122 cars making the nomination deadline, the final touches are being put on the list of relevant qualifying nights with an announcement due in the very near future.

In some more exciting news, Australia Day’s Prelude to the Championship has also attracted an amazing field of cars with 78 entries having been received.

Tickets for the Classic, the Prelude to the Championship and the Australian Championship are available via the Premier Speedway website, while anyone interested in attending the Australian Championship Calcutta is asked to contact the Speedway office on (03) 5565 1789 to reserve a seat.

The 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 22, 23 & 24, 2016.

The NK & CM Dance Building Contractors and South Coast Auto Services Prelude to the Championship will be held on Tuesday January 26, 2016.

The 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship as supported by Red Ed’s Sheds will be held at Premier Speedway on January 29, 30 & 31, 2016.

 

 

Allard Claims Second Career NZ Title

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard’s dominant run in New Zealand as of late brought the California driver big time rewards last week as he captured his second career New Zealand Title before winning the Rolling Thunder Championship.

“This has been an unbelievable run for this team,” Jonathan Allard said. “We weren’t sure how things were going to pan out with us losing some sponsorship during the offseason, but we had some great people step in, and hopefully they are enjoying the ride.”

January 6th at the Bay Park Speedway, Allard set out to earn the right to sport the No. 1NZ on his sprint car for the next year.

Lining up in the fourth row of his first 15-lap heat race, which he would acquire points to set the grid for the feature event, Allard worked quickly as he raced his way up to the fourth spot before racing from fifth to win his second heat race.

Sitting atop the points chart, Allard would earn the right to lead the field to green for the 46th running of the NZ Title.

Getting the jump on Dean Brindle when the race went green, ‘JA’ began setting a torrid pace before quickly running into lapped traffic by the race’s sixth lap.

Getting through lapped traffic beautifully; Allard would lap half the field before the caution flew with just eight markers to go. Under NZ Title rules, lapped cars stay in line, giving Allard a cushion for the final restart.

The final eight laps saw Allard get away form second place as he went on to claim his second career NZ Title.

Returning to action to go after the Rolling Thunder Championship Ring, Allard continued flex his muscle in NZ as he picked up his first heat win convincingly, before running fourth in his second heat race.

Again lining up from front row for the feature event, Allard would have his hands full with James Dahm. With Dahm trying everything he could to get by the American star, Allard would remain undefeated in the 2016 calendar year as the Rolling Thunder Win netted him the coveted Rolling Thunder Championship Ring.

“These were two huge races for us, and two huge races to win,” Allard added. “My guys have been working so hard and it feels great to reward them.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-3, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: Allard and the Zero Motorsports team take this week off before returning to action on January 23rd at the Springs Speedway.

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

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

 

 

The Mad Man Bests World Series Sprint Cars

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of winning the Piston Cup at the Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane, AU, Kerry Madsen bested the World Series Sprint Cars two nights later as he captured the Australian Open again at the Archerfield Speedway.

“It was a fantastic weekend of racing for this Keneric Racing/American Racing team,” Kerry Madsen explained. “We ran very well in Brisbane and closed it out with another podium by way of a second place run at the Valvoline Raceway.”

On the heels of a second place run during the Friday night event in Brisbane, AU, Madsen gridded the field from the second row for the 50-lap feature event.

Just like the Piston Cup feature event, the Australian Open feature event went non-stop but on this night ‘The Mad Man’ would make his move much earlier aboard his American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine.

Chasing after the early leader, Brooke Tatnell, Madsen would make his race-winning move on lap four as he got around Tatnell and began setting the pace.

With Tatnell closing back in on Madsen during the final stages of the race, the ‘Mad Man’ was able to make a big time move around two lapped cars that would give him the breathing room he needed and he went on to score the popular win in front of a massive crowd.

Following the race, Madsen and company would make the long tow to the Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, AU to take part in the Peter Murphy Race.

Timing in fifth fastest, Madsen’s second place finish in his heat race would earn him a berth in the night’s pole shootout.

Starting the race on the pole, Madsen jumped out to an early lead as he set the pace over fellow World of Outlaw star, Brad Sweet. With this race also going non-stop, lapped traffic would become a factor and an admitted mistake by Madsen would allow Sweet to get by.

As Sweet got away, the battle for second between Madsen, James McFadden, and James Thompson was memorable.

When the checkered flew on the finale, Madsen came home with a second place finish.

“It was great to get another big win in Brisbane, AU during the Open,” Madsen added. “ I think we had a car good enough to win at Sydney, but I made a mistake in traffic. Overall it was really strong showing for this American Racing/Kenerc Racing team, and I look forward to getting back to work this weekend.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-6, Wins-2, Top-5’s-4, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and company will be back at the Valvoline Raceway this coming weekend for the Scott Darley Challenge.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

American Racing

Web- www.americanracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/amercanracingwheels

Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

Keneric Racing

Web- www.kenericracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

Kerry Madsen

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Fan-Page-for-Kerry-Madsen/101145169933686

Twitter- @KMR29

AMERICAN RACING: American Racing is an iconic brand and a wheel industry leader in craftsmanship, engineering, innovation and performance. Founded in 1956 as a manufacturer of bespoke magnesium and aluminum racing wheels, its roots date back to the golden era of hot rodding. American Racing is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.

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, and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_Media.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Thanks Hill’s Racing For Winter Heat Showdown Opportunity

PETERSEN MEDIA- After having success together in 2015, Parker Price-Miller and his Hill’s Racing team went into the Winter Heat Showdown looking to make some noise, but unfortunately the team had their fair share of struggles.

“It was a trying week for sure,” Parker Price-Miller said. “We struggled with the car all week, and fought engine issues, and when we did have speed we couldn’t capitalize on it.”

Finishing ninth and fifth in B main action during the first two legs of the Winter Heat Showdown, issue would keep the team from running in Thursday night’s B Main.

Working to right the ship for the final two nights of action, Price-Miller would again find himself in a dog-fight in the Friday night B Main.

Starting in the fifth spot, Price-Miller battled lap after lap with Robbie Price for the final transfer spot, but he would end up one spot short of the transfer.

Saturday night’s finale would see Price-Miller finish third in his heat race and sixth in his qualifier which would line the Kokomo, IN driver up in the fourth row of the first semi.

Racing with Ryan Smith and Jacob Allan, ‘The Law Firm’ could not pick up the positions he needed and his Winter Heat came to a close with a seventh place finish in the semi.

“It was a tough group of cars, but this is a pretty strong team,” Price-Miller added. “We were definitely not happy with our performance, and I think we are better than what we showed. I have to thank everyone on this team for everything they did for me, and a special thank you to Miles Hill for continuing to push me even when we were struggling.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Esslinger, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Price-Miller now puts his attention on the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals that fire off Tuesday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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

 

 

Herrera Uses Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown as Testing Opportunity

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 11, 2016) - The first two weeks of 2016 were used as a test session for Johnny Herrera, who opened the year at the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway.

"We don't get to race many 410ci races these days so it was important for us to learn as much as we could," he said. "The results aren't what we wanted, but our top goal was accomplished by learning more about our car and the setup adjustments that work and don't work."

Herrera kicked off the marquee 410ci winged sprint car event on Jan. 1 by placing seventh in a heat race and sixth in a qualifier. He then ended 12 th in a B Main.

The team returned to the 3/8-mile oval the ensuing night and nearly duplicated the opening night results. Herrera ended sixth in a heat race, seventh in a qualifier and eighth in a B Main.

"I saw progress from Night 1 to Night 2," he said. "Unfortunately, we started in the third row or further back in every race the first two nights so that makes it really tough. These cars are so even that you have to be better than the car in front or catch a break with them making a mistake."

The trend of starting near the back of the pack continued last Wednesday as Herrera ended eighth in both a heat race and a qualifier and ninth in a B Main.

However, Herrera finally drew a good number to open last Friday's race, which he began by starting on the outside of the front row for a heat race. Bad luck reappeared in the opening laps as Herrera was involved in a crash in turns three and four while running second. That ended his night and the weekend early.

"The draw is always important in racing and it's unfortunate that the one night we drew well we were involved in a crash, but that's part of racing," he said. "We'll take what we learned from getting a lot of laps this early in the season and we'll apply it to future races.

"I also want to thank Heidbreder Foundation Services, MVT, Champion Brands and all of our partners for their support. I'm excited to get this season rolling and hopefully get to Victory Lane soon."

Herrera shifts his focus to this week's 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. Herrera, who will drive for Speedquip Motorsports at the premier midget event, is set for preliminary action on Wednesday before Saturday's finale.

"The Chili Bowl is a unique event with drivers from all ranges of racing coming together inside one building for a week of competition," he said. "I'm looking forward to the challenge and hopefully we will have a little better luck than at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 1 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (7); Qualifier: 6 (7); B Main: 12 (7).

Jan. 2 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (5); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: 8 (11).

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 8 (5); Qualifier: 8 (8); B Main: 9 (12).

Jan. 8 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: DNF (2); Qualifier: DNS (9); B Main: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Competition Suspension Inc.

Competition Suspension Inc., which is located in Brownsburg, Ind., has spent many years developing valving combinations to improve the overall performance of race cars. The company has knowledge in many different disciplines of racing. For more information, visit http://www.CSIShocks.com.

"I think I've been with CSI since Garrett Andrews started the company," he said. "They are very knowledgeable and professional and do a great job."

Herrera would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, 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.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Netto Makes Final Two Winter Heat Showdown Features; Caps Off Five For Five Effort

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though he did not tally the results he was hoping for during the final two nights of the Winter Heat Showdown, DJ Netto capped his week of racing off by making the final two feature events, making him a perfect five for five against a very strong field of cars.

“Our team had an absolute blast at the Winter Heat Showdown, and I was pleased with how we performed,” said DJ Netto. “We had some bad luck on Friday night and I made some mistakes on Saturday night but I am really confident in where we are at heading into the season ahead.”

Friday night, Netto’s draw was tough but the Hanford, CA driver did not let it phase him as he would finish seventh in his heat and fifth in his qualifier.

Lining up in the sixth spot of one of the twin B-Main events, Netto had his elbows up aboard his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts No. 88n machine. Making some moves to get into the fourth spot, Netto would fend off a challenge from Henry Van Dam late as he earned the final spot in the feature event.

Starting scratch on the field, Netto would get collected in an opening lap tangle, and a collapsed front end would bring his night to an early end.

Bouncing back and checking back into the pit area for the Winter Heat Showdown finale, Netto’s draw would line his Bogies Auto Parts/Kaeding Performance/Vande Pol Enterprises entry up in the fourth row of his heat race.

A slick racing surface would see Netto pick up several important spots, as he would race his way to a fourth place finish.

Starting and finishing fourth in his qualifier, Netto safely advanced to the Winter Heat Showdown finale based on his nightly point total as he gridded the field from the 13th spot.

Admittedly making some mistakes during the duration of the 30-lap affair, Netto would race wheel-to-wheel with some of the sports best as he finished in the 18th spot.

“We tried some things on Saturday night and the driver made some mistakes and we went the wrong direction,” Netto said. “To make each and every feature was huge for my confidence, and that is huge in this sport. I have to thank my guys for their hard work and our great partners for their support.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, Kaeding Performance, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Netto will now take part in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals that kick off Tuesday night.

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

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

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Pittman Looking Forward to 2016 Chili Bowl

By Bob Jones

The 30th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals begins this week in Tulsa, OK. Named after an originating sponsor, the Chili Bowl has become a long standing tradition for racers from all forms of motorsports. The large Tulsa Expo Center houses the indoor event and it comes at the time of year that nearly all drivers and fans are yearning for some racing.

Daryn Pittman will again throw his hat in the ring as a driver competing for the famous Golden Driller trophy. “Chili Bowl is just such a unique race. I look forward to it every year because it’s so much fun. The cars are a blast to drive, the track is awesome and the atmosphere is just phenomenal,” said Pittman. “I grew up in Owasso, which is about 10 miles from Tulsa, so racing that close to home is great too. It gives some of our friends and family a chance to see us race, so I look forward to that too,” he said.

Piloting the familiar Bob Hurley Ford #21 is something Pittman anxiously anticipates each year. “The midget is sort of my side project,” he laughed. “I enjoy working on it and getting everything prepared for the week. I usually only get to race a midget just a couple times a year, so whenever I get a chance to drive it I get excited,” said Pittman.

The 2013 World of Outlaws Champion is accustomed to the rigors of the intense Outlaws schedule, and Chili Bowl serves as a break away from the norm. “Yeah, it’s a nice break from our normal routine. I actually enjoy waiting to qualify until Friday so we can watch the qualifying nights and look forward to our shot on the track. The whole program is a lot of fun to watch. But don’t get me wrong, it’ll be all business and back to intense on Friday,” he said.

The Chili Bowl is also unique in the fact that the entry list touts drivers from forms of motorsports from USAC, NASCAR, World of Outlaws, ASCS and Late Models just to name a few. With 335 car entered for the 2016 event, just making the 24 car field is an accomplishment in itself. “It’s always cool to see who all shows up and you won’t see this level of competition anywhere else. Our goal going in is to make the show. Once we’re in the A main, 55 laps is a long time to make something happen. Last year we tangled with another car early in the race, went to the back and still came up to finish sixth. The racing is so close and intense that a big part of this deal is having a fast car and staying out of trouble. We’re going to give our best shot and see how it turns out,” he said.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to win some big races in my career, but I don’t have a Golden Driller yet. If I can leave Tulsa with one, that would be huge. Looking at the list of the guys who have won this race is pretty impressive, so to add my name to that list would be great,” said Pittman.

“We have some great partners that help us put this deal together each year and I can’t thank them enough for their support. I hope we can do our part to make them proud to be part of our team,” Pittman said. Those partners include Bob Hurley Ford, Great Clips, MHC Kenworth, Hop n’ Sack Convenience Stores, American Bank of Oklahoma along with product sponsors Factory Kahne Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Hepfner Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Ultra Shield and FK Rod Ends.

To learn more about Daryn Pittman and to follow his progress throughout the racing season, check out www.darynpittman.com.

 

 

Price Pleased With Progress During Winter Heat Showdown

PETERSEN MEDIA- Focused on making an A Main after the first three nights of the Winter Heat Showdown in Yuma, AZ, Robbie Price would do just that during the Friday night program as he finished 20th.

“I was really pleased with how Friday night went,” Robbie Price said. “I felt like I made some really good laps and it led to us making the show.”

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would stumble on the start of the race and slip back a few positions. Abel to gather his machine up, Price would hang on to finish fourth aboard the Raylle Auto Sales/Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing No. 21 machine.

Finishing fourth again during his qualifier, Price would find himself in the second row of the B Main, needing to finish in the fourth spot to move into the feature event.

Battling with Trey Starks and Parker Price-Miller in the semi, Price would maintain the fourth spot, and move into the 30-lap feature event.

Though he would line up in the last row of the race, Price continued to focus on figuring out his new car and running mistake free laps. Picking up a few spots during the duration of the feature, Price would take the checkered flag with a 20th place finish.

The Winter Heat Showdown finale would see Price slip back in his heat race as he finished in the sixth position before a seventh place finish in his qualifier moved him to the B Main.

Starting eighth in the B, Price would again battle with Parker Price-Miller for position, but with passwing proving to be tough, Price’s weekend would come to a close with an eighth place run in the semi.

“We were happy to make a feature in what was a pretty tough field of cars all week long,” Price said. “There were some cars who weren’t able to make any so that was a positive. We have some work to do, but I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things.”

Price and his team would like to thank Raylle Auto Sales, 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-5, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Price and company plan to resume action with the World of Outlaws at the Las Vegas Dirt Track on March 3rd and 4th.

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.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Excited for his 'Best Opportunity' at Chili Bowl This Week

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Jan. 11, 2016) - Tony Bruce Jr. has his best opportunity in a midget this week at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Bruce Jr. will drive for Team Eights and owner Chad Wheeler at the premier midget event hosted by Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. Following practice on Monday, Bruce Jr. is slated to compete in preliminary action on Tuesday before the event concludes on Saturday.

"He's positive and I'm positive," Bruce Jr. said. "It's the best ride I'll have at the Chili Bowl. I have a brand new car. The team that Chad has put together, giving me a lot of responsibility making sure everything is ready to go and is prepared the right way, this will be the best shot I've had at the Chili Bowl."

The new car was tested once last December when Bruce Jr. invaded the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the inaugural Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC National Midget Series. Bruce Jr. won his heat race, but was caught up in a flip during a qualifier to end the night early.

"We were fortunate enough to make our way to Du Quoin," he said. "I felt like I could have performed a little better. I got a little greedy and unfortunately got upside down. But I'm really excited going into the Chili Bowl."

This will be his third year tackling the event, which has a record number of nearly 350 entries.

"We just want to make the prelim night A Main," he said. "The Chili Bowl takes a lot of luck. You never know what can happen. The goal is to put it in the prelim night A Main and see what happens after that."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

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

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

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lincoln Electric, Budweiser, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MyRacePass, FK Midwest, 13 Sins Garage, My Place BBQ, Tater Skinz and 3 Rivers Auto Collision for their continued support.

 

 

Swindell Chasing Chili Bowl Title No. 6, Race of Champions Win No. 5 This Week

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2016) - Sammy Swindell is Mr. Chili Bowl.

He's won the most events - five - and has secured the most Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions - four - including last year at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

"I've been competitive pretty much every year I've been there," he said. "It just comes natural I guess. It's always nice to do this once a year and jump in a midget and be successful. Most times my first lap I have my hands in the wrong place. I have to make an adjustment and then it's fine from there on out."

Swindell returns to the 30th edition of the marquee midget event this week, when he will compete in the Race of Champions on Tuesday before his Chili Bowl preliminary night on Wednesday. The event concludes on Saturday.

"You have to get the breaks," he said. "You can't get caught up in something somebody else does. You have to be on your toes and make sure you make the right decisions."

Swindell did just that last year during the Race of Champions when he quickly advanced from his fourth starting position into the lead on the opening lap. He led the distance of the 20-lap race to claim his fourth Race of Champions win in seven events.

"It was really great just to jump in and take off," he said. "You couldn't ask for anything any better. I was right to second and then leading it right away. I guess there wasn't much rust."

Swindell then had to overcome a rough start to his preliminary night as he was disqualified from a heat race after a muffler came off the car. Swindell followed the misfortune by winning the D Main after starting ninth. He rallied from 13th to second in the C Main and then from 14th to win the B Main. Swindell capped the night by charging from 18th to fifth.

He then maneuvered from 16th to a fifth-place result during the finale.

UP NEXT -

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

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

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

Swindell would also like to thank J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Energy Release, FK Rod Ends, High Performance Lubricants, Sweet Manufacturing, Simpson Race Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Kistler Racing Engines, Driver Websites and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Solwold Looking Forward To 2016 Season Following Winter Heat

PETERSEN MEDIA- Despite having a mechanical issue essentially keep him from competing on Friday night and taking his Shaylen Raye Motorsports team out of Winter Heat Showdown contention, Jason Solwold was pleased with his teams performance and is eager to get the season in full swing.

“The first three nights they definatley knew our team was there,” said Jason Solwold. “Unfortunately we had some issues arise on Friday night, and Saturday we were playing catch-up.”

Coming into Friday’s event as the Winter Heat Showdown point leader, Solwold got off to a great start aboard his Scottie’s Plumbing/Pops Entertainment/Vic’s 66 backed No. 18 entry as he advanced to fourth in his heat race from his sixth starting position.

Lining up third in his qualifier, Solwold would feel something go south under the hood of his machine and it would force him to bring his machine to a stop and take it back to the pit area.

Scheduled to line up in the B, Solwold looked to make the call, but when his machine came to life before the race, something still was not right and he would head back to the pit area.

Though the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team was dealt bad luck, they still had one more night of action ahead of them and they worked to get their issues sorted out.

Drawing the front row of his heat race, the Burlington, WA driver took care of business as he raced his way to the win and found himself starting in the third row of his qualifier.

With most finishing where they started in qualifier action, Solwold’s sixth place finish would put him on the front row of one of the night’s twin B Mains.

Finishing third in his B, Solwold would put the Doyle Guffie’s Rayle Auto Sales/Speedmart/After Hours Painting entry in the 11th row for the final feature of the Winter Heat Showdown.

Stuck in the back of the pack on the slicked off Cocopah Speedway, Solwold would race with Aaron Reutzel and DJ Netto as they jockeyed for position. When the checkered flag flew, Solwold came across the finish line with a 20th place finish.

“We go to compete and do what we can every night and some days are definitely better than others,” Solwold added. “It was a fun trip, and I can’t wait to get going again.”

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, Speedmart, After Hours Painting, Triple X Race Co., Al Parker Race Engines, Wings Unlimited, Slade Shocks, Rob Graham Trucking, Wings Unlimited, Meyer Sings, and Pro Signs for their continued support.

ON TAP: Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team will be back in action as they plan to head to Las Vegas, NV with the World of Outlaws on March 3rd and 4th.

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

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

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Scelzi Scores First Top 10 of Season at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Finale

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 11, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi registered his first top-10 finish of the year last Saturday during the final race of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway.

However, the night was anything but easy for the Roth Motorsports backed team, which hustled to switch to a Danny and George Lasoski owned car that Scelzi piloted last year prior to the start of Saturday's event.

"We had raced at Cocopah Speedway four times with three different track conditions so we thought we'd give the other car a shot to see what we could learn," he said. "I can't thank my team enough for their hard work. It was a really busy day, but it was worth it."

Scelzi opened the event by finishing third in a heat race. He then ended second in a qualifier, which gave him enough combined points to lock into the 30-lap feature in the 12th starting position.

"It's a good night any time you can lock into the feature without having to run a B Main, especially out of 40 cars," he said. "We were pretty good in the feature, too. I think if we could have started closer to the front we could have run up there."

Scelzi quickly advanced into the top 10 and he spent most of the race battling between eighth and 10th place before scoring a 10th -place result at the checkered flag.

The week began on Wednesday with Scelzi placing fourth in a heat race and seventh in a qualifier after facing a mechanical problem, which also cost the team an opportunity to start a B Main.

Scelzi kicked off Friday's event by rallying from eighth to sixth place in a heat race. Unfortunately, he was doomed by a mechanical problem in the qualifier while running near the front. That relegated him toward the back of a B Main.

"Track position was key and our finish in the qualifier really put us behind for the B Main," he said. "We weren't able to overcome that and we finished 11 th."

Scelzi will transition from a sprint car to a midget this week as he tackles the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., where he will drive for Loyet Motorsports.

"I can't thank everyone at Loyet Motorsports enough for this great opportunity," he said. "I felt like I've learned a lot the last couple of years at the Chili Bowl and I'm looking forward to applying that once I hit the track this week."

Scelzi's preliminary night is scheduled for Thursday and the finale is set for Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (4); Qualifier: 7 (3); B Main: DNS (7).

Jan. 8 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (8); Qualifier: 9 (2); B Main: 11 (11).

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (1); Qualifier: 2 (3); Feature: 10 (12).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

Panella Trucking, which started in 1934 as Ralph Panella Trucking, has grown to become one of the largest specialized agricultural trucking firms in the country and employs several hundred people during its busiest seasons hauling a variety of agricultural products. While the majority of its business is confined to California and Nevada, Panella Trucking also operates in Oregon, Washington and Arizona hauling for such Fortune 500 companies as Unilever (Ragu), Diamond Foods and Gilroy Foods (a division of Con Agra). For more information, visit http://www.PanellaTrucking.com.

"I want to thank everyone at Panella Trucking for all of their support for the race team as well as their great service for all of the tomato farmers," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

McMahan Scores First Top-10 With Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the Winter Heat Showdown came to a tough close, Paul McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports team were able to pick up their first Top-10 of the season during Friday night’s event.

“We all felt like we were gaining on it as the week progressed, and we were in a good spot on Friday night before really struggling on Saturday night,” Paul McMahan said. “We made four features in five nights, and evidently there is something about Saturday night at the Winter Heat Showdown because I missed the final feature last year as well.”

Friday night at the Cocopah Speedway, McMahan lined the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine up in the third row of his heat race.

Racing his way to a third place finish, the Nashville, TN driver would advance to second in his qualifier from his fourth starting position and found himself in the third row of the 30-lap feature event.

The initial start saw McMahan get a great jump as he picked up a few positions, but the yellow flag would fly, and the start would be negated. The next attempt at a start did not workout for McMahan as he would lose a few positions and slide back into the 10th spot.

Battling with Darryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, and Bud Kaeding, McMahan would search around the Cocopah Speedway as he worked to get back the positions he lost on the start.

As passing proved to be tricky on Friday, McMahan would close his night out with the first Top-10 finish with the Destiny Motorsports team.

Looking to build off of Friday’s result, McMahan and company came into Saturday’s finale looking to close the five-race series out on a high note, but unfortunately things did not quite go as planned.

Lining up fifth in his heat, McMahan would struggle in the opening stages of the race, ultimately pulling his machine off the racing surface.

Finding himself in the last row of his qualifier, the California native would finish in the seventh spot which put him in the fifth row of the B Main.

Taking advantage of a couple competitors misfortune, McMahan would work his way up to finish in the sixth spot, which would bring his Winter Heat Showdown to a close.

“We certainly had an up and down week, but this team stayed upbeat and positive which is sometimes tough to do,” McMahan added. “I am confident we will work hard over the next month and hopefully come out of the box strong in Florida.”

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, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will return to action during the DIRTcar Nationals at the Volusia Speedway Park kicking off on February 10th.

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.

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, and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

 

 

Hagar Returns to Chili Bowl This Week for First Time Since 2009

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Jan. 11, 2016) - Derek Hagar will make his long-awaited return to the premier midget event this week.

Hagar is set to drive for Phil and Luke McGee at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the third time in his career and first since 2009. Hagar will practice on Monday, race preliminary action on Wednesday and take part in Saturday's finale.

"I'm anxious to get back in a midget with the years of experience I've got under my belt," he said. "Last time I drove a midget I was still green in racing and still in the learning curve. I'm excited to go to the Chili Bowl and see what we can do now."

While Hagar hasn't piloted a midget in approximately seven years, he has lofty goals during his debut with the McGee's.

"My goal is to make the A Main Wednesday night and Saturday night," he said. "We have to go there with high expectations, but also an open mind. This team has never been to the Chili Bowl and it's been a while since I have. We have a good car, good equipment and good people around us. As long as we keep a good mindset and make every lap count I don't see why we shouldn't have a good showing."

Hagar is coming off a 12-win season, including three nonwing sprint car victories.

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

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 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, R.E. Enterprises, Ti64 and B&D Towing for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Kevin Swindell Excited for First Chili Bowl with Newly Formed Team

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2016) - Kevin Swindell's new role as a car owner begins this week at the 30th annual Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

Swindell and Bernie Stuebgen of Indy Race Parts recently joined forces to own a midget, which will be driven by Kevin Thomas Jr. this week at the premier midget event in the country. The team is scheduled to practice on Monday before preliminary competition on Tuesday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

"This is an exciting venture for me to be a part of and I think we'll have a lot of success out of the box," Swindell said. "Bernie and I have worked together with his sprint car stuff for a few years and KT has continued to progress as a driver so I feel like we have all the pieces in place for a great week."

To be clear, the newly formed team is not the same No. 39 Swindell Motorsports midget that Swindell has driven to a top-two finish each of the last six years at the Chili Bowl.

"A lot of people have asked if this is one of our family cars and it isn't," he said. "This is a separate car that Bernie and I own. For now the focus is on the Chili Bowl and maybe in the future we'll be able to do other events as well."

Swindell, who is a four-time Chili Bowl winner, has high expectations for the team and Thomas Jr., who placed third in the USAC National Midget Series championship standings in 2015.

"Our expectation is to be competitive during our preliminary night and to set ourselves up to be I contention for the final night on Saturday," he said. "There's a certain amount of luck that's always involved when you race 300-plus other drivers at the Chili Bowl so hopefully it falls in our favor this year."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

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

"John Christner Trucking has been an integral part of our program at the Chili Bowl for a long time," Swindell said. "We appreciate the support and partnership that John and his team bring to our program."

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

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING EARNS WINTER HEAT TITLE

STEWART POSTS TWO WINS IN FIRST FIVE RACES OF 2016
Mooresville, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2016) -- In his first Winter Heat appearance, Shane Stewart proved to all of his competitors that he wasn't "off" this off-season. Stewart earned two wins and four top-10 finishes in his first five races of 2016 to earn the Winter Heat title.

"We didn't really change a whole lot from our package that we had last year," Stewart said about the Larson Marks Racing team. "The main thing was that we came here and raced. We got ourselves back in the groove. I think this will help us going to Florida (next month to start the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season)."

After winning the mid-week event on Wednesday, January 6, Stewart went on to become the first two-time winner at Winter Heat by scoring the win again on Friday, January 7.

The team had a solid lead in the point standings going into the final night of competition, but adversity occurred when the team was forced to change engines following Stewart's qualifier race.

Stewart narrowly made it on track in time for his B-Main where he finished second to transfer into the final feature event. He then charged from his 19th-place starting position to a seventh-place finish to secure the championship.

More from Stewart following his Winter Heat championship week can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=477XYT0blts&feature=youtu.be.

Stewart and Larson Marks Racing will next compete Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the World of Outlaws season opener on Friday, February 12.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Cocopah Speedway DATE: January 8, 2016
HEAT FINISH: 3rd QUALIFIER FINISH: 2nd
STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 1st

TRACK: Cocopah Speedway DATE: January 9, 2016
HEAT FINISH: 2nd QUALIFIER FINISH: 6th
STARTING POSITION: 19th FEATURE FINISH: 7th
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 5
WINS: 2
TOP-FIVES: 3
TOP-10s: 4
NEXT RACE:
The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the World of Outlaws season opener on Friday, February 12.
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing
Twitter: @LarsonMarks
Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

ANNOUNCING THE TONY ELLIOTT ‘KEEP IT CLEAN’ Award presented by molecule

January 8, 2016

San Clemente, CA – Recently, the racing community took a significant hit as it was learned that two-time USAC National Sprint Car Champion, Tony Elliott had tragically passed in an aircraft accident. For many of his closest competitors, it hit too close to home.

“I knew Tony quite well as we raced 1000’s of laps together at the Little 500 an event we both shared a true passion for. Along with other events across the country our team was customer of his thriving trailer business,” Former USAC Champion and Molecule ambassador, Tony Hunt stated. “It has been a tough few of weeks trying to wrap my head around this tragedy.

An energetic personality, a glaring smile and an arsenal of driver suits that will sorely be missed, Hunt and the staff at Molecule, a premier product for performance apparel, helmets and vehicle care, have decided to do their part in keeping Elliott’s memory alive at one of the world’s biggest motorsports events, the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

“Aside from his trademark smile and his personality, Tony had more driving suits than anyone I knew and they were always so clean and first class,” Hunt explained. “With Molecule being a cleaning product we felt it would be well suited to honor a driver who represents themselves in a clean and professional manner throughout the week of the Chili Bowl. We are excited to bring this award to a worthy individual who displays the Tony Elliott look of professionalism.

The Tony Elliot ‘Keep It Clean’ Award will supply the selected competitor with a $250 prize and the complete line of Molecule product. Scouts will be on hand throughout event in Tulsa, Oklahoma and selection of the winner will be announced Saturday afternoon, January 16.

About Molecule – based in San Clemente, California, Molecule provides hi-performance cleaners and protection for athletes. Founded as a solution for motorsports technical fabric care, Molecule provides premium care products for athlete’s equipment including performance apparel, protective equipment and vehicles. www.moleculemotorsports.com

 

 

Brady Bacon – Drilling in Tulsa!

(Bill W) January 11, 2016 – Brady Bacon brought home his third Golden Driller from the Tulsa Shootout at the Tulsa Expo Center January 2. He was victorious in the Winged Outlaw micro class aboard Kelly and Terry Hinck’s #21H. He competed in four classes, qualifying for three main events. This Thursday, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will be attempting to win another Golden Driller when he qualifies for this week’s Chili Bowl.

After finishing second in his heat and first in his qualifier, he started up front in the Winged Outlaw micro class. “We were able to start on the pole and lead all 55 laps,” says Brady. “It was a long race in a micro. We were challenged one time before I moved to the top. We were able to keep a safe distance from there.”

With hundreds of cars competing, coming home with a Golden Driller is no easy task, even for a veteran of the event. “Kelly and Terry Hinck gave me some great equipment in their #21H and I’d like to thank them,” says Brady. “Everything has to be in order at the Tulsa Shootout. You have to have everything together and they did.”

Brady ran well in other competition as well. “We were able to make three of the features,” he says. “We finished sixth in the stock non-wing. We had some motor problems and couldn’t start the stock wing race.”

He will be driving Frank Manafort’s midget wrenched by Brad Noffsinger for the first time at the Chili Bowl. “We’re qualifying Thursday,” says Brady. “We have a brand new car that was built for the Chili Bowl. We’re really excited for this week.”

Brady will turn around and make his first trip “Down Under” immediately following the Chili Bowl. “We leave on Sunday,” he says. “I’m really excited. I’ve never been to Australia. We’re going to be running three weekends in the midget. Gavin Ohlback is bringing us over to run his car, and I’d like to thank him.”

The competition will occur at three different venues. “We’re running six shows there,” says Brady. “We’ll be running two nights at Brisbane International Speedway in Queensland, two nights at Lismore Speedway in New South Wales and finish with two nights at Sydney Speedway in New South Wales.”

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Follow Brady at his website located at www.BradyBaconRacing.com! Also keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter (which also can be accessed at the website) at the following links…

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Partner of the Week – Tel-Star Communications

Tel-Star Communications, Inc. is a personal communications service company. Tel-Star Communications was formed in October of 2000 to bring you the highest quality service available in this complex market of communications. With over 50 years of combined experience, Tel-Star Communications brings you the highest expertise and diversity this market has to offer. Each technician has been trained, tested and authorized by the system manufacturer in telephone design, installation, programming, training, troubleshooting, and system maintenance and repair. Our number one priority is Customer Service and we feel that what we provide is unparalleled with any other service company. Tel-Star Communications will work on any job and will always do it cost effectively. Our philosophy is based on best cost, best product, and what is best for our customer. Visit Tel-Star Communications on the web at www.Tel-StarCommunications.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Proglide Coatings

When it comes to metal to metal contact and reducing friction, Proglide Coatings has a solution. Not only can we maximize the potential out of every part we coat, we can drastically increase the life of the part. By reducing friction, heat is also reduced. When heat is reduced, distortion and molecular changes in the part itself slows dramatically, naturally prolonging the life of the part. With that said, viscosity of lubricants can be decreased resulting in more free movement and less drag. As heat is reduced, the potential for the breakdown of oil is reduced. This lets your oil and lubricants perform the job that they were designed to do. Proglide also has characteristics that aid in the process of retaining oil at metal to metal contact points through a property called adhesion. Proglide holds oil to the part ensuring proper lubrication. In tight tolerance applications Proglide can fill the void of lack of lubrication where failure often occurs. Our coating adds no measurable tolerance to the part once coated therefor allowing us to coat even the tightest parts like pistons, rings, main bearings, rod bearing, cams, cranks, drive systems, etc. Maximize your parts and protect your investments with Proglide Metal Coating Technologies. Once you do you'll never feel the same about friction again. Visit Proglide Coatings online at www.ProglideCoatings.com!

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

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

 

 

ARDC DRIVERS on the ROAD WEST 30th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Qualifying Begins on Tuesday

The 30th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl takes to the track this week in Tulsa, OK and several area drivers will be among the more than three hundred competitors who are looking to be part of the elite field on Saturday night.

Following a day of practice on Monday, competitors will begin four nights of qualifying on Tuesday.

Tyler Brehm, Alex Bright and Nick Wean - who have all competed in previous Chili Bowl events - will be joined by driver, Troy Betts who will be making his first attempt at the Chili Bowl on Tuesday night.

Of the four drivers, Bright is the only driver to have competed in a Saturday night A Main, finishing fourth in 2014. Bright returns to Chili Bowl action this year with the Lightcap Electric No. 77, owned by his grandfather, Joe Hemler. Bright raced to a 12th place finish on his qualifying night last year and as far as the C Main on Saturday.

Both Bright and Wean were heat winners on their qualifying nights last year. Wean will be behind the wheel of his family owned No. 78 again this year. He got trapped in the pits after an early race incident and was unable to complete the A Main on his qualifying night last year. Wean's 2015 Chili Bowl went as far as the D Main on Saturday.

This will be Tyler Brehm's third Chili Bowl event, behind the wheel of a second Steve Buckwalter entry. Brehm has been very competitive in his past attempts and came close to qualifying for the A Main on his qualifying night last year. He raced in the E Main on Saturday and hopes to improve on that performance this year.

Troy Betts has attended past Chili Bowl events with his friend, Shawn Jackson. Betts will make his first Chili Bowl start this year after competing with both URC sprints and ARDC midgets this past season.

Shawn Jackson will wheel the Betts Garage sponsored No. 7 on Wednesday and hopes to find some Chili Bowl luck this year. Jackson was in qualifying position when he found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time last year.

Steve Buckwalter has raced his way into the big event on five occasions and hopes to make it number 6 this year. Buckwalter's best performances include a third place finish in his qualifying night A Main and a 9th place finish in the Saturday night main event in 2009. Buckwalter also found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time last year after winning yet another qualifying heat race.

Brenden Bright is the third competitor who will attempt to qualify on Wednesday night. Bright was a heat winner last year and rallied to an 11th place finish on his qualifying night after racing his way from the back of the pack. On Saturday, Bright led the first half of the C Main before engine failure erased his chances for a Chili Bowl start.

Danny Stratton will wheel one of Andy Bondio's No. 47 on Thursday night. Stratton finished sixth on his qualifying night last year and hopes to improve this time around. Stratton joins team mate, Tim McCreadie in the Bondio camp.

Stratton has made the Chili Bowl main event on four occasions. A fourth place finish in 2012 is his best Chili Bowl finish to date.

Larry Wight will make his Chili Bowl debut in one the two Mike Heffner entries on Wednesday night. Wight, a young hot shoe in the Modified Stock ranks in upstate New York will make his first midget start in Tulsa.

A second Heffner entry will feature Oklahoma native, Tanner Berryhill. Berryhill has an extensive racing background and was names as the 2009 Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year. Berryhill's qualifying night is Thursday.

2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz returns to Chili Bowl action this year with his R/T Racing No. 14. Kobylarz is looking to improve on his best performance to date - racing in the B Main on Saturday after a top five run on his qualifying night in 2013.

Kobylarz will take to the track on Friday night for his qualifying attempt.

The pressure is on for each qualifying day. Every competitor wants to make his best effort to insure his best possible position when the Alphabet Soup gets underway for final qualifying on Saturday.

Follow us on Facebook as we provide up to date reports on our ARDC competitors throughout the week!

 

 

Johnson Wraps Up Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown with Best Performance

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 11, 2016) - Chase Johnson is off to a solid start to the new year.

Johnson wrapped up the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown on Saturday by advancing into his second feature during the five-race marquee 410ci winged sprint car event at Cocopah Speedway, where more than 45 drivers from across the country and Canada competed.

"Our goals were met and we accomplished what we set out to do," he said. "It was a great week in the desert and hopefully we can go back next year."

Johnson, who was driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas, opened last week's competition on Wednesday by placing seventh in a heat race, a qualifier and a B Main on the fast track during a show that was delayed at one point by rain.

"Unfortunately, we drew a high number and started in the back all night and that's not the place you want to be on a fast track like we had," he said. "But we rolled the car into the trailer in one piece and we learned a couple of things so it was a good night."

Action resumed at the 3/8-mile oval on Friday. However, Johnson started at the back of a heat race, which was a trend for the night. He placed eighth in both a heat race and a qualifier before ending ninth in a B Main.

The event wrapped up on Saturday with Johnson's best performance. He finished fourth in a heat race and second in a qualifier to lock into the 15 th starting position for the 30-lap main event.

"It's a big accomplishment to make the main event let alone to lock in through the heats and qualifiers," he said. "That was a big boost for our team and gives us some momentum heading into the spring."

Johnson posted a 17th-place result, which marked his second top 20 of the event.

His focus now shifts to the Midwest and the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire. Johnson is set to pilot a midget for Matt Wood Motorsports this week at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

"This is my third year racing at the Chili Bowl for Matt Wood Motorsports and I think we've improved each year," he said. "I'm grateful for the opportunity and hope we can continue to get better each time we hit the track."

Johnson is scheduled to partake in Monday's practice before his preliminary night on Tuesday. The event wraps up on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (8); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: 7 (8).

Jan. 8 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 8 (9); Qualifier: 8 (8); B Main: 9 (9).

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (4); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 17 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shifty Illusions

Shifty Illusions is a custom paint business based in Bakersfield, Calif. Shifty Illusions specializes in helmets and goalie masks. For more information, visit http://www.ShiftyIll.com.

"I can't thank Shifty Illusions enough for giving me a great looking helmet that is a tribute to Marcus Johnson and Dale Wondergem," Johnson said. "I'm really thankful for all that he's helped us with. Shifty Illusions isn't expensive and makes everything look great. He's very talented."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Newman Freeman Racing, PitStopUSA.com, 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.

 

 

White Focused on Continued Improvement This Week at Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Jan. 11, 2016) - Harli White holds high expectations entering the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

This is the third year in a row she will compete in her family owned car, which recently got a fresh engine, new body and redesigned graphics, during the marquee midget event at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. White is set for preliminary competition on Thursday before the finale on Saturday.

"It's huge," she said. "It's what every driver dreams of. I'm so honored we can race the Chili Bowl. Our last two years we've had good finishes. Our goal every year is to try to improve and do better than we did the last year."

White finished in a C Main each of the last two years, but she was in contention for a transfer to a B Main both times.

"You have to have a lot of luck and skill," she said. "You have to have a good car. You have to stay away from wrecks. It's a lot of luck at the end of the day, but you have to have your skill to get you there."

White has competed in a handful of midget races since last year's Chili Bowl, including earning a top five last fall.

"This is the most prepared we've been for the Chili Bowl," she said. "In the past we didn't get to race the midget besides at the Chili Bowl and this past year we got to run it a few times so that should help."

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White will have new Chili Bowl t-shirts for sale in adult small to 3XL as well as Flexfit hats at her trailer throughout this week.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Mower Shop

The Mower Shop, which was established in 1986 in Fort Smith, Ark., is a Grasshopper specialist and a leading supplier of lawnmower parts. For more information, visit http://www.The-Mower-Shop-Inc.com.

"The Olson's are super nice people," White said. "They have a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year and raise a lot of money for a great cause, including more than $120,000 in 2015. They are a perfect fit for Harli White Racing and we're so happy to have them as part of the team."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Jerry Tucker Rhoustabout, LLC, The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children, RibCrib BBQ & Grill and Gale Reed for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman has Roller Coaster Week at Winter Heat, Excited for Chili Bowl This Week

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 11, 2016) - The 2016 season started like an amusement ride for Seth Bergman at the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

It was up and down for Bergman, who made the feature out of more than 45 drivers twice during three races at Cocopah Speedway before he was forced to miss the final weekend because of a mechanical problem.

"I don't like the way it ended, but we certainly learned some things," he said. "It's good to get as many 410ci races under my belt as possible because we're learning more about the car and I think it helps when I race 360s."

The event began on Jan. 1 with Bergman placing fifth in a heat race and second in a qualifier. That relegated him into a B Main, where he ended seventh to miss a transfer by only three positions.

He returned to the 3/8-mile oval the ensuing night and things began to click late in the program. After finishing seventh in a heat race and sixth in a qualifier, Bergman charged from ninth to fourth place in a B Main. He used a late-race pass to secure the final transfer into the 30-lap main event, which he started last.

"I felt really good in the B Main and that carried over into the feature," he said. "It's difficult when you start that far back because you're always in dirty air and at the mercy of the cars in front of you. We did the best we could to pick off as many cars as possible."

Bergman maneuvered from 24th to a 16th-place result, which was tied for the most cars passed.

Bergman's final race at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown was last Wednesday. He ended sixth in a heat race, but pulled away to a dominant qualifier win. That lined Bergman up on the outside of the front row for a B Main and after a second-place result, he locked into the 20th starting position for the main event.

Unfortunately, Bergman's night was undone by a mechanical problem midway through the race after he had advanced into the top 15. He was credited with a 19 th-place finish.

Bergman returns to action this week as he tackles the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. Bergman will drive for A.J. Felker Racing at the marquee midget event with preliminary action scheduled for Thursday and the finale on Saturday.

"Just like the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, it's a fun event to be a part of," Bergman said. "With so many drivers on a small track it takes a lot of luck and the right decisions to have a successful week, but that's part of the fun."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 1 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (2); Qualifier: 2 (1); B Main: 7 (4).

Jan. 2 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (6); Qualifier: 6 (7); B Main: 4 (9); Feature: 16 (24).

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (6); Qualifier: 1 (1); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 19 (20).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

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 - 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 and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Blurton Adds Brahma Group, Inc. and WK Construction as Chili Bowl Partners

Inside Line Promotions - QUINTER, Kan. (Jan. 11, 2016) - This week will mark only the second time Zach Blurton has competed in a midget and once again the opportunity comes during the premier midget event in the country.

Blurton will drive for Don Droud Jr. at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire with practice on Monday, preliminary competition on Thursday and the finale on Saturday.

"I'm excited and ready to get back at it," he said. "We're on Thursday night qualifying and I'm ready to get back in the car on practice night and get used to it again. This being the second time I've done it I feel a little more comfortable going into it."

Blurton, who made his Chili Bowl debut in 2014, also welcomes Brahma Group, Inc. and WK Construction on board as partners for the marquee event that has a record of nearly 350 entries.

"I want to thank the guys at Midwest Ag Professionals Inc. as well as Brahma Group, Inc. and WK Construction for their support," he said. "I just want to go on the track and try to pass cars or at least hold my position every time. If I could somehow make the preliminary night A Main that would be phenomenal for me."

The team is seeking additional marketing partners to help offset the costs of tackling the Chili Bowl.

"I'm grateful to Don for the opportunity to race such a prestigious event," he said. "We're looking for additional partners. For only $100 a person or company will get a logo on the car with more money meaning a bigger logo."

Interested businesses and/or fans can email Blurton at ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton, who earned 2013 Knoxville Raceway 360 Rookie of the Year and 2012 NCRA Rookie of the Year honors, is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Midwest Ag Professionals Inc.

Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., also known as MAP Inc., provides crop insurance in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado and Missouri. For more information, visit http://www.MidwestAgProfessionals.com.

"MAP Inc. has been with me since the beginning," Blurton said. "They were my first sponsor. They aren't just a sponsor anymore. They are like family to me."

Blurton would also like to thank Brahma Group, Inc., WK Construction, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Park Liquor, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Ti22 Performance, Salon 156, Rob's Fun Center, Tornado Racing Engines and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Beierle Driving SuperClean Sponsored Daum Motorsports Entry at Chili Bowl This Week

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Jan. 11, 2016) - Andee Beierle kicks off her 2016 season this week at the premier midget event in the country.

Beierle will drive a midget for Daum Motorsports at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., where she will practice on Monday and participate in Thursday's preliminary night before the finale on Saturday.

"The goal is to have as much fun as possible and put the car as high up in the finish as I can as well as to do the best to represent the great companies that came on board," she said.

Beierle has inked a deal with SuperClean to be the primary sponsor on the car this week.

"It's extremely exciting," she said. "I couldn't be happier to be representing such an incredible company. I've been working really hard in the offseason and I'm ready to get the season started this week."

Beierle drove for Daum Motorsports during last year's Chili Bowl. This year there is a record number of nearly 350 entries representing multiple countries, including Beierle, who said she feels comfortable entering the week.

"It's the same car that I'm used to," she said. "The learning curve will be gone since I've been in it before and it should give me an advantage come practice night to not have to worry about new stuff."

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

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"We've always used SuperClean products because it's the best cleaner," Beierle said. "No product compares to what SuperClean produces. The detail shop that my family owns has always used SuperClean because it works efficiently and effectively."

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Lone Mountain Truck Leasing, Arienco, Inc., AB Auto Detail, Turn 1 Tavern, Harmony Stables, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Liquid Nitro, Vahlco Racing Wheels, 1015 Steak Company, Simpson Race Products, Simple Website Creations, IETF, Backwoods PR Group and Sprint Car Girls for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Set for Live Pay-Per-View of Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals This Week

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 11, 2016) - One of the biggest weeks of the year is on hand for the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network, which will provide live Pay-Per-View video throughout this week from the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire.

The marquee midget event, which will have a record number of nearly 350 entries, kicks off on Tuesday and runs through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

America's Fastest Motorsports Website will showcase video featuring a higher quality and graphics for all four preliminary nights as well as most of the finale on Jan. 16 before the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV begins that night.

A special for the five-day Chili Bowl is only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or it's $25 per day.

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

Scott Traylor anchors the coverage for with Rob Klepper, Justin Zoch and Bryan Gapinski on the Chili Bowl call and Scotty Cook handling trackside interviews. Brian Ward and Jim Childers are also on the week-long Chili Bowl announcing staff.

There are currently 344 entries for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, including nine former champions, 73 rookies and drivers from 34 states as well as five countries.

Here is a link to the tentative qualifying nights: http://www.chilibowl.com/news/?i=35228&clk=featureNews.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 16 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 12-16. Approximately 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

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RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 11th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Display to be Featured in Pennsylvania’s 2016 Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show

OSWEGO, NY (January 11, 2016) – Oswego Speedway, the Home of Supermodifieds, is proud to play a part in the 31st edition of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2016 Racecar & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA from January 22-24.

With preparations underway for its 66th consecutive season of racing at the ‘Steel Palace’, Oswego Speedway will be armed with two beautiful racing machines to help promote its upcoming 2016 racing calendar.

With the Speedway’s announced return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to the fast 5/8 mile during Oswego’s 60th annual International Classic Weekend on Saturday, September 3, Speedway officials are proud to pass on that Doug Coby’s 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified championship racer will be on display in the Speedway’s booth for the duration of the Motorsports 2016 show.

Coby, a 3-time champion of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, won seven races in 2015 on route to his third championship driving the Mike Smeriglio III owned, Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair No. 2, with the aid of crew chief Phil Moran.

The Coby machine will no doubt be a show highlight, but when paired with the fastest non-wing Novelis Supermodified in history, the Speedway’s overall display will be a show stopper.

Joining the Coby NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship machine as a part of Oswego’s display will be the No. 91 Graham Racing, Xtreme Chassis, Novelis Supermodified, driven last year in the 59th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 by former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion, Bobby Santos III.

The Ray Graham owned Supermodified is officially the fastest Novelis Supermodified to ever circle Oswego Speedway as the car still holds the non-wing track record of 15.802 seconds at an amazing 142.387mph, set back in 2014.

While visiting the Speedway’s booth to take in these two beautiful machines, race fans will be able to pick up a hard copy of Oswego Speedway’s 2016 schedule, check out race highlights from the 2015 season, as well as take home some discounted Speedway novelty items.

For more information on the Motorsports 2016 Racecar & Trade Show visit online at www.aarn.com.

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.

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES PRESS RELEASE
 

"Badger announces 16-race slate for 2016 season "
"Eleven at Angell Park Speedway"


Sun Prairie, Wis., Jan. 11---Officials of the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA) released a sixteen race schedule for the 2016 racing season, today. It marks the 80th year of sanctioning midget auto racing, for the country's oldest midget auto racing organization. Mid-State Equipment & Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie return as title series sponsors.
Sun Prairie's Angell Park Speedway continues as the cornerstone of the series, with eleven races slated at the famed 1/3-mile facility. The first event will be on Sunday May 22, with the track finale Labor Day weekend Sunday Sept. 4. Six of the events will be held in conjunction with the IRA Bumper to Bumper Sprint Car Series.
The 8th annual “Salute to Harry Turner” returns to Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway on Aug. 13. Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway hosts a pair of events on June 23 and the season finale on Sept. 10. Farley (Iowa) Speedway will host the series on Friday Sept. 2 for the first time since Scott Hatton’s August 21, 2004 victory.
Several additional dates will be announced shortly. The complete Badger 600 Micro Series will be announced later this month.

2016 Schedule
Sat. May 22 Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wis.)
Sun. May 29 Angell Park Speedway
Sun. June 5 Angell Park Speedway
Sun. June 19 Angell Park Speedway
Sun. June 26 Seymour (Wis.) Super Speedway
Sun. July 3 Angell Park Speedway
Sun. July 17 Angell Park Speedway
Sat. July 23 Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway
Sun. July 31 Angell Park Speedway
Sun Aug. 7 TBA
Sat. Aug 13 Wilmot Raceway
Sun. Aug. 14 Angell Park Speedway
Sat. Aug. 21 Angell Park Speedway
Sun. Aug. 28 Angell Park Speedway
Fri. Sep. 2 Farley (Iowa) Speedway
Sun. Sep. 4 Angell Park Speedway
Sat. Sep 10 Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway
schedule subject to change

 

 

Brian Brown – Solid Start at Cocopah!

(Bill W) January 11, 2015 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 got their 2016 season off to a good start at Cocopah Speedway’s Winter Heat last week. The event encompassed five race nights from January 1 to January 9. The highlight for the Grain Valley, Missouri driver was a fourth place finish last Friday night. The team found good car speed all week after working hard this offseason.

Things started pretty well for you on New Year’s Day.

We went from third to second in the heat and fifth to fourth in the qualifier. But then it laid rubber in the A and there wasn't much passing. We started thirteenth and finished thirteenth.

So it went pretty well the first night.

We were really happy to start the 2016 season with a lot of car speed right out of the box. It just shows you how much effort Chad (Morgan), Wyatt Burks and Michael Williams put in during the winter.

The following Saturday and Wednesday night did not go as well.

We just drew horrible and the track wasn’t conducive to passing. Some nights are like that. You can't control luck and track conditions.

Things fell well for you last Friday. You ended up with a fourth place finish.

Friday, we got a better draw and the track was in great shape. We were able to go from fifth to second in the heat and sixth to third in the qualifier. That put us on the front row of the feature. We took off and kept up with Danny (Lasoski) for the first ten laps. Unfortunately, when we got to traffic we were too tight and couldn't maneuver the way we needed and got passed by Shane (Stewart) and Dale (Blaney). But we were happy with a good solid fourth place finish.

Saturday, the draw didn’t go well for you, but you were able to make charges in both the B and the main event.

It was another bad draw (he would finish seventh in both the heat and his qualifier) and narrow track conditions. We had to start eighth in the B and was able to move up to second and get a transfer. In the feature, we had good car speed and we were able to run up through there and finish twelfth.

Overall, it was a good way to start the season, and the weather was a lot warmer than Missouri!

We had good car speed when the track conditions widened out. We are looking forward to maybe hitting some Florida racing. If not, we will be ready to roll at the FVP Shootout with the Outlaws in Vegas.

Winter Heat has grown into a great event hasn’t it?

I want to thank Greg Burgess, Tommie Estes and all the staff at the Cocopah Speedway for all their hard work and hospitality all week in such a great event. We’re looking forward to going back next year and seeing how much it continues to grow.

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

Casey’s General Stores – www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys-General-Stores/112073528804354

FVP Racing - http://www.facebook.com/FVPRacing?ref=ts&fref=ts

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian won the inaugural Cowtown Nationals at the Cowtown Speedway near Kennedale, Texas in 2008 with an exciting last lap pass of Jason Johnson. Jack Dover was third, ahead of Gary Wright and Wayne Johnson. The victory was worth $5,000.

15% off of Enco Tools Purchase!

Receive 15% off of your order with Enco Tools! Just go to www.UseEnco.com and use the coupon code “BBR21”!

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 – Weld Wheels

Weld ®. The word is virtually synonymous with racing wheels. Their heritage is unmatched; their product is the choice of champions in most forms of motorsports. Founded in 1968 by Greg Weld out of the pure love of racing, the company has undergone many changes over the last forty years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that the product is still designed and manufactured in Kansas City, USA. In November 2008, the heritage and future became one, as Weld Racing, LLC was formed by current Weld management and Granite Creek Partners, LLC, to place ownership and leadership of the company back in the hands of racers. Visit them at www.WeldRacing.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Garrett Racing Engines

Charlie Garrett has been building winning engines since the mid-1950’s and he’s showing no signs of slowing down! Based in a one-man shop in Hanover, Pennsylvania, Garrett Racing Engines boasts a number of championships with top series including the World of Outlaws! Garrett Racing Engines prides itself on consistency and its intolerance of mechanical failures.

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


 

FORMER NASCAR SPRINT CUP OWNER AND NOTED ENGINE BUILDER ROBERT YATES TO BE AT MOTORSPORTS 2016 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA January 9, 2016 . . . Legendary NASCAR race car owner Robert Yates, winner of many Sprint Cup series races with a variety of well-known drivers, will be a big part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2016 Presented by Sunoco Fueled by Insinger Performance Race Car & Trade Show set to take place January 22nd through Sunday, January 24th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Yates will be joining an impressive lineup of racers and personalities that will be part of the 31st edition of the hugely popular show that offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports covering 250,000 square feet of the huge hall.

Show announcer Shane Andrews will be interviewing Yates at the stage area at noon on Saturday of the show. At 12:45 p.m. the former car owner and well-known Ford engine builder will be signing autographs for fans at the Pioneer Pole Buildings display located directly inside the front entrance. Robert Yates Racing, known for their winning racing engines, will have a booth at the show as well.

Over the years Robert Yates had the late Davey Allison as a driver and won the Daytona 500 with him in 1992, the combination had a long list of Cup victories. In addition Yates had Ernie Irvan, Dale Jarrett (with whom he won a NASCAR Cup title) and Elliott Sadler along with Ricky Rudd and other well-known drivers steering and winning with his cars. The Robert Yates entries won 58 Cup races.

An impressive array of sponsors displayed their logos on the cars including Texaco/Havoline, Ford Motor Credit, United Parcel Services, M&Ms and Menards.

After retiring as a car owner in 2007 Yates turned the team over to his son Doug who kept it in operation until 2009 when it was merged with Richard Petty Motorsports. Robert has managed to create quite a respected reputation as an engine builder with his NASCAR spec engines being used in many NASCAR Camping World Series races, K&N Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified events.

In addition to Yates, fans will have the opportunity to meet NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson, a recent Sprint Car winner in Arizona, John and Jarett Andretti, USAC ace Dave Darland, along with a host of other national, regional and local racing standouts.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore has had to withdraw from the show due to illness. He is being replaced by his son Greg Moore who served as a crew chief for his dad’s race team. Greg and author Perry Allen Wood will be at the show doing an interview and signing autographs. His book titled “Bud Moore’s Right Hand Man; A NASCAR Team Managers Career At Full Throttle” is currently available. In addition Wood was the author of “Bud Moore’s Memoir Of A Country Mechanic From D-Day to NASCAR Glory”. Both books will be available the show.

Included in the show, in addition to the memories of the “Moody Mile” in Syracuse, NY, will be more than 600 exhibitor booths offering products and services for the racers along with FREE seminars.

Many speedways and sanctioning organizations will be offering information on their events planned for the 2016 season with several using the show to release their schedules.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet many well-known racers and personalities at the show and collect autographs FREE.

On Saturday the annual Oliver Communications sponsored Ms. Motorsports competition hits the stage at 7:30. Entries are still available for this competition which pays the winner $1,500.

Sunday is Metal Fab Kid's Day at the show. All children under 12 are admitted free on Sunday. Big Wheel races for children 3 to 9 offer trophies to the top three in each division. There is also a Little Miss Motorsports competition held on Sunday as well. There will be a balloon artist and face painting for the children along with appearances by New Egypt Speedway's Ralphie the Racer and Bridgeport Speedway's Bandit.

More than 200 motorsports vehicles representing drag racing, NASCAR Sprint Cup and everything in between including dirt track racers, motorcycles and more will be on display throughout the show. Exhibit space is almost sold-out. Call Tim Hogue for last minute space information at telephone 609.888.3618.

For information on the show and entering the different competitions check in at www.aarn.com for information. A full schedule will be released days before the event.


 

 

2016 Angell Park Speedway Schedule Released

Millstadt, IL - 11 events have been scheduled for the 2016 season at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Angell Park's 2016 season will kick off on Sunday, May 22nd featuring IRA Sprint Cars, Badger Midgets, and Badger Micros.

The following weekend will be the Thiel Memorial on Sunday, May 29th with the historic 1/3rd mile hosting Badger Midgets, Micros and new for 2016, the WIMS Mini Sprint Series. This will be the WIMS Mini Sprint Series solo appearance at Angell Park Speedway.

As has been the case in for the past few years, fans and spectators alike will be treated to an assortment of racing throughout the 2016 season. The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association, Badger 600 Micro Series, POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, IRA Sprint Cars, WIMS Mini Sprints, and Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints are scheduled to race throughout the 2016 season.

Quickly becoming a fan favorite, the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will return for a total of six shows in 2016, with the August 28th show sharing the stage with the Neal Tire and Auto Service MOWA Sprint Cars presented by Casey's General Store in conjunction with the IRA Sprint Cars. Parker Price-Miller, Scotty Neitzel, and Bill Balog took victories in 2015 when the wings invaded Angell Park Speedway.

Also making an appearance in 2016, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series will come to town on July 3rd for the 35th Annual Pepsi Nationals. The Badger Midgets, Micros and the Wisconsin Dirt Legends will also join for the Pepsi Nationals.

New in 2016, the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints will come to Angell Park Speedway for a total of three outings. Joining the field on Sunday, July 31st, August 14th, and the season closer on September 4th, the wingLESS Sprints will give fans their fair share of traditional sprint car racing.

Sunday, May 22nd IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets and Micro's
Sunday, May 29th Thiel Memorial - Badger National Midgets, Micro's, and WIMS Mini Sprints
Sunday, June 5th IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets, Wisconsin Dirt Legends
Sunday, June 19th IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets and Micro's
Sunday, July 3rd Pepsi Nationals - POWRi National Midgets Badger Midgets, Micro's and Legends
Sunday, July 17th IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets and Wisconsin Dirt Legends
Sunday, July 31st Badger Midgets, Micro's, Wisconsin Dirt Legends and Wisconsin wingless Sprints
Sun, Aug 14th Badger Midgets, Micro's, Wisconsin Dirt Legends, Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints
Sun, Aug 21st Miller Lite - Cornfest IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets and Micro's
Sun, Aug 28 IRA & MOWA Sprints, Badger Midgets and Wisconsin Dirt Legends
Sun, Sept 4th Badger Midgets, Micro's and Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

For more information, visit www.powri.com or www.angellparkspeedway.net.

 

 

URSS Releases 2016 Tentative Schedule and Announces Partnership with Racesaver/IMCA

The United Rebel Sprint Series will kick off its Eleventh Season of 305 Sprint Car Racing. The Series that was built on affordable Sprint Car racing is pleased to announce that starting this season that the series will run under the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Sanction. The Series was founded with the motto “Having More Fun Than The Law Should Allow” is looking forward to putting on the best shows possible for all of its loyal followers and the partnership with Racesaver/IMCA with enable the series to grow even bigger in 2016 and beyond.

Opening night for the 11th annual series is April 10 at WaKeeney Speedway. The final point’s night is scheduled Sept. 24 at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The partnership with the IMCA Sanctioning will open up the Series to pick up race dates not only in Kansas, but also in Western Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado, which used to boast a robust regional with the URSS in the past.

The 2015 Season was a reflection of what the Series was founded on, “Parity” in competition. The Myers Engine URSS National Points Championship featured nine different winners in the ten National Points events held. Jake Bubak of Golden, Colorado did what founder Rick Salem though would be impossible to pull off, Bubak claimed his third straight National Crown.

The Kansas Region Championship was no different as fifteen different drivers claimed victories in the nineteen races in the past season. Quinter Kansas’s Zach Blurton took the Championship with a string of top ten finishes including a three wins this season. Blurton made all but one of the 19 races in the Kansas Region and used solid finishes and a single DNF to win the Kansas Points Championship. Blurton adds his third title to his resume in his nine years of racing with the URSS Series, Blurton was the 2010 National Rookie of the Year as well as the 2010 Kansas Region Rookie of the Year.

A stout field of URSS Veterans were joined by an unbelievably strong group of rookies in 2015. The National Rookie of the Year Austin Mclean out of Greeley Colorado qualified for six out of the ten National Race events and used a string of strong finishes to win the title by a mere 8 points. In the Kansas Region, Liberal Kansas driver Tracey Hill made all 19 of the Kansas Region races this season and made the most of his rookie season by making the A Feature in 12 of those 19 starts.

“I started this series to bring affordable Sprint Car racing back to Kansas. Tracks couldn’t afford it and drivers couldn’t afford it,” explained Salem. “When I started, I wanted to get everybody on the same page. I went through all the rules and ours were basically the same as RaceSaver’s.”

“The United Rebel Sprint Series ranks among the premier series for the division,” noted IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard. “Their events will complement weekly shows at many of our sanctioned tracks in the four-state area.

2016 URSS TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

APRIL

Sun 10th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

Sat 17th LONGDALE SPEEDWAY, LONGDALE, OK (N)

Sun 24th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

Sat 30th RPM SPEEDWAY, HAYS, KS

MAY

Sun 15th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

Sun 29th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

Mon 30th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

JUNE

Sat 4th THOMAS COUNTY SPEEDWAY, COLBY KS

Sun 12th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

Sun 26th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

JULY

Fri 1st DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS (N)

Sat 2nd DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS (N)

Sun 3rd WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

Fri 15th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS (N)

Sat 16th RPM SPEEDWAY, HAYS KS (N)

Sun 17th RPM SPEEDWAY, HAYS KS (N)

Sun 24th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

Sat 30th COLORADO MOTORSPORTS PARK, BYERS, CO (N)

AUGUST

Fri 5th RUSH CO. SPEEDWAY, LACROSSE KS (N)

Sat 6th BELLEVILLE HIGHBANKS, BELLEVILLE KS (N)

Sat 14th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

Sat 27th BELLEVILLE HIGHBANKS, BELLEVILLE KS (T,N)

Sun 28th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

SEPTEMBER

Sat 1st-4th RACESAVER NATLS, LINCOLN, NE ( NO URSS POINTS )

Sun 11th WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY, WAKEENEY, KS

Sat 17th LONGDALE SPEEDWAY, LONGDALE, OK (N)

Sat 24TH DCRP, DODGE CITY KS (N)

(Additional dates will be added)

The United Rebel Sprint Series would like to thank all of its fans, sponsors, racing teams and track promoters for ten great years of Sprint Car Racing at its finest.

For all of your URSS information you can visit www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com 24/7/365 for updated schedule, points, driver bios, race recaps and race previews. It’s all at your fingertips and you can pull it up anytime.

 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH HEADS TO A.C. BOARDWALK HALL WITH CHANCE TO KEEP VAHLCO $10,000 BONUS HOPES ALIVE; A.C. WIN WOULD SET UP BIG PAYDAY IN TRENTON VP FUELS SERIES FINALE

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 7, 2016 . . . If winning is everything, then the stakes for success just got raised by ten thousand dollars for Ransomville, N.Y. TQ (Three Quarter) Midget driver Erick Rudolph.

Rudolph, winner of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels opener January 2 in Allentown, Pa., became eligible to receive a $10,000 bonus prize posted by Vahlco Racing Wheels. All Rudolph has to do is win the Saturday night 14th Annual NAPA AUTO PARTS TQ Midget feature in Atlantic City - and the Saturday night, February 27th Battle Of Trenton main event.

“I’m the only one with a chance to win it,” said Rudolph, who won the 2015 Gambler’s Classic race in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and the February, 2014 Battle Of Trenton event in Trenton’s Sun Bank Center.

“But these races are tough to win. It depends on how you qualify, and on which gear you choose to run. The car I run in Boardwalk Hall will be set up the same as it was for the Allentown race,” Rudolph revealed.

With over 90 TQ Midget entries expected in Atlantic City, winning the Valhco Perfect Performance Bonus won’t be easy.

“I would say any of the drivers who made the invert in Allentown would be the guys to beat in Atlantic City,” Rudolph reasoned.

They included Ryan Flores, Mike Lichty, Jimmy Blewett, Anthony Sesely, Ted Christopher, Lou Cicconi, Jr., and Andy Jankowiak. All but Flores are past Indoor race winners in the LSMP series events.

Cicconi was in contention for the win in Allentown before his car, owned by rival Ted Christopher, overheated.

Cicconi himself will be fielding a five car team for the NAPA Know How TQ Midget Boardwalk Hall events. Drivers Alex Bright, Jeff Strunk and Russ Gamester, who ran the all new designed Cicconi-owned cars in Allentown will be joined by Midwestern Sprint Car driver John Ivy - and nationwide Sprint, Midget and NASCAR K&N Series sensation Rico Abreu.

“The cars ran well overall,” Cicconi said. “Alex (Bright) qualified, Strunk was in a top three spot before he got spun and Russ was quicker as the day went along,” Cicconi said.

“These are all new cars, we learned a lot about them in Allentown and with the addition of Rico and John (Ivy), we’ll be contenders,” Cicconi predicted.

The Atlantic City race meet is the second of three events in the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels run under the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP). Racing in Trenton, N.J. on February 26 and 27 completes the Series.

The weekend schedule for Atlantic City calls for the TQ Midgets, Slingshot and Champ Karts to hit the track for time trials on Friday afternoon, setting the stage for Friday night’s racing action.

A newly designed points system will be used to reward the TQ Midgets for time trial performance and finishing position in Friday night’s qualifying races. The top 80 TQ Midgets from time trials will be split into four 20 car, 20 lap events. The winners of those events and the top five combined point earners from time trials and the races will lock themselves into Saturday night’s A-Main.

On Saturday night the TQ Midgets will run six heat races and three b-mains to fill out the 24 car starting field for the 40 Gambler’s Classic A-Main.

The Champ Karts and Slingshots will run preliminary qualifying features on Friday night, final last chance races Saturday afternoon and feature races Saturday night. Both classes will run 25-lap feature races with 24 starters to take the green flag.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are available from the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Box office, all Ticketmaster offices and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To order by phone, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or 1-800-745-3000.

Tickets for the series finale in Trenton, NJ the weekend after the Daytona 500 are available online at www.comcastix.com or by phone at 1-800-298-4200. Tickets may also be purchased at the Sun National Bank Center Box Office on Monday through Friday from 10am until 5:30pm and on Saturday from 12 noon through 4pm.

All ticket prices do not include facility charges and tickets increase $5 on the day of the event.

Contact 609-888-3618 for more information.

 

 

Anaheim Racer Making Waves; Competing Against World's Best In Oklahoma

By Robert Haugh

Anaheim's Robert Dalby is quickly proving he's a future star in Motorsports.

Coming off a stellar performance in his debut Midget race at the 2015 Turkey Nite Midget Grand Prix, the 16-year-old speedster will be competing in the Super Bowl of Midget racing, the 30th annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals January 12 through 16 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Fresh off of racing to the 2015 USAC-Western States HPD Dirt Midgets rookie of the year laurels and second-place points man recently upped the ante, claiming the Don Basile Rookie of the race award at the prestigious Turkey Nite Midget Grand Prix on Thanksgiving evening at the half-mile Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California.

In his debut season in the USAC Western HPD Dirt Midget series, Dalby claimed two second place feature finishes, a third place, five Top 5 and nine Top 10s in ten races, with a Heat race win as well.

Competing amongst over 300 of the best racers from around the World, the Chili Bowl rookie will be making his second career full Midget start, racing against names like open wheel racing legend Sammy Swindell, NASCAR rookie-of-the-year Kyle Larson, rising NASCAR star Rico Abreu, past Indy 500 competitor Bryan Clauson and a plethora of the greatest racers of the modern era from an array of racing backgrounds. Past champions at the event include two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.

Sponsors of Dalby Racing include R/D Spring & Stamping, MonsterSeal, Lucas Oil, Walker Performance Filtration, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, West Evans Motorsports, Electrolurgy, Van Dyne Engineering, Lucky Greek Burgers, Rod End Supply, Simpson, MPD and Molecule.

The 2016 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals revs up on Tuesday, January 12 and concludes with Saturday’s feature races on January 16.

 

 

Parity Prevails Throughout First Three Rounds of Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 7, 2016) - Parity has once again reigned supreme during the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway, where a different driver has won each of the first three features during the 2016 edition.

Victories have also been spread throughout the field during heat race, qualifier and B Main action. A total of 20 drivers (out of the 47 who have competed in at least one round) have secured at least one victory during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Only two drivers have won more than one heat race and the same can be said in qualifier competition. Additionally, the six total B Mains contested have been claimed by different drivers.

"We are very proud to have a very diverse field of the top racers in the country," Cocopah Speedway General Manager Greg Burgess said. "There was a lot of parity throughout the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown last year and we're seeing the same thing again in 2016. I think it's great for the fans."

NASCAR star Kyle Larson is the only driver to have won a heat race, qualifier and main event. He currently sits atop the event standings, but will miss the final two races this Friday and Saturday because of a prior commitment to testing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in Florida.

Larson also leads the most feature laps led with Dale Blaney ranked second. Blaney, who led the distance to capture the opening round last Friday, is the only feature winner to not have won a heat race or a qualifier.

Craig Dollansky is the only competitor to register a heat race, qualifier and B Main triumph.

The next Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown round is scheduled for Friday with the finale on Saturday. Opening Ceremonies is slated for 7 p.m. (Mountain) each night.

Here is a look at some of the numbers through Round 3 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown:

Feature Winners : Dale Blaney, Kyle Larson and Shane Stewart

Feature Laps Led : Kyle Larson - 47, Dale Blaney - 30, Greg Hodnett - 7 and Shane Stewart - 6

Hard Charger Awards : D.J. Netto, Tasker Phillips and Joey Saldana

Heat Race Winners : Logan Forler - 2, Kyle Larson - 2, Rico Abreu, Roger Crockett, Willie Croft, Craig Dollansky, Justin Henderson, Greg Hodnett, Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl and D.J. Netto

Qualifier Winners : Christopher Bell - 2, Jason Solwold - 2, Bill Balog, Seth Bergman, Craig Dollansky, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Greg Hodnett, Kyle Larson, Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl, Daryn Pittman, Ryan Smith and Shane Stewart

B Main Winners : Rico Abreu, Dale Blaney, Roger Crockett, Craig Dollansky, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Ryan Smith

Tickets for the remaining Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features are available online by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Also, fans can purchase live Pay-Per-View video of the event via Speed Shift TV by clicking http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/order.

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER NIGHT 3 -

.1. 57-Kyle Larson 561; 2. 18-Jason Solwold 551; 3. 2-Shane Stewart 550; 4. 1b-Dale Blaney 543; T5. 9k-Daryn Pittman 520; T5. 83-Joey Saldana 520; 7. 88n-D.J. Netto 497; 8. 121 Greg Hodnett 495; 9. 3c-Craig Dollansky 488; 10. 24-Terry McCarl 481; 11. 33-Danny Lasoski 474; 12. 11-Steve Kinser 467; 13. 41-Jason Johnson 448; 14. 1g-Christopher Bell 437; 15. 7-Paul McMahan 427; T16. 24r-Rico Abreu 420; T16. 23-Seth Bergman 420; 18. 7t-Tasker Phillips 418; 19. 9-Ryan Smith 413; 20. 2l-Logan Forler 408; 21. 17b-Bill Balog 401; 22. 21b-Brian Brown 399; 23. 17a-Austin McCarl 396; 24. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 390; 25. 49-Tanner Thorson 381; 26. 68-Chase Johnson 376; 27. 81w-Danny Wood 375; 28. 2c-Wayne Johnson 368; 29. 21-Robbie Price 352; 30. 45x-Johnny Herrera 343; 31. 11c-Roger Crockett 342; T32. 33v-Henry Van Dam 340; T32. 4s-Michael Kofoid 340; 34. 6g-Bryan Gossel 338; 35. 55-Aaron Reutzel 337; 36. 99-Skylar Gee 330; 37. 1a-Jacob Allen 299; 38. 5h-Willie Croft 266; 39. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 260; 40. 97-Parker Price-Miller 247; 41. 55t-Trey Starks 233; 42. 1-Justin Henderson 202; 43. 26-Bud Kaeding 184; 44. 17w-Bryan Clauson 169; 45. 1s-Logan Schuchart 166; 46. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. 134; 47. 9r-Reece Goetz 2.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

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

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

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

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

TICKETS -

General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com. Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/WinterHeat for more information.

THE EVENT -

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

POINTS FUND -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

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

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

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

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies produces "RACEREADY" connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1's connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

2016 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Schedule Released Featuring 30 Events

Millstadt, IL - The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Schedule has been released with 30 races on tap, starting off the 2016 season with the thrilling Turnpike Challenge at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma and ending again with the Fourth Annual Jason Leffler Memorial at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois.

After an exciting return to I-55 Raceway in 2015, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series will again take to the high-banked 3/8th mile in 2016. Running alongside the World of Outlaw's Sprint Car Series for all three scheduled events, the National Midget Series will be in action at I-55 Raceway on Saturday, April 30th after making a short drive from Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois the previous night. On Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th, the National Midgets will again be a part of the Iron Man 55 weekend, joined by the POWRi West Midget Series.

Kicking off the first weekend in May, POWRi will make the traditional haul for the two day Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals, stopping first at Valley Speedway on Friday, May 6th before venturing to the title-sponsor owned Lucas Oil Speedway, dubbed the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks," on Saturday, May 7th for the final night of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals.

For the fifth year, the POWRi National Midgets will again host the Illinois SPEED Week, but instead of the typical four days of racing, a fifth day will be added for 2016. Starting off Illinois SPEED Week at Belle-Clair Speedway on Wednesday, June 8th, the series will then head to Quincy Raceways on Thursday, June 9th. On Friday, June 10th Illinois SPEED Week will venture to Jacksonville Speedway before making the short jaunt to Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 11th. Illinois SPEED Week will conclude at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, June 12th.

In 2016, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series will continue to hold fan-thrilling shows on two of the most talked about 1/5th mile tracks in the Midwest; Belle-Clair and Macon Speedway. The bullring 1/5th miles will compose 11 events on the 30 race schedule. Of those 11 events, three will continue to honor those who have contributed to the rich history of midget racing; the schedule includes the Arnie Knepper Memorial on Friday, July 15th at Belle-Clair Speedway, the Camfield Memorial at Macon Speedway on Saturday, August 20th, as well as the Charlene Meents Memorial on Saturday, October 1st at Belle-Clair Speedway.

Also on the docket for 2016, POWRi will make an appearance at the historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, July 3rd for the 35th Annual Pepsi Nationals. Other standout events include Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois on Friday, May 20th, Saint Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Missouri on Saturday, June 25th, Fairbury Speedway on Saturday, July 16th, and Spoon River Speedway on Saturday, September 10th.

Printable schedules, rules, contingencies, and payouts can be found under the DOWNLOADS link located at the top of POWRi web site.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series 2016 Schedule:
Fri, April 1 * - Port City Raceway - Turnpike Challenge Tulsa, OK
Sat, April 2 * - Port City Raceway - Turnpike Challenge Tulsa, OK
Fri, April 22 - Jacksonville Speedway
Sat, April 23 - Macon Speedway
Fri, April 29 - Belle-Clair
Sat, April 30 - I-55 Raceway - With the World of Outlaws
Fri, May 6 * - Valley Speedway - MO Mid-State Midget Nationals
Sat, May 7 * - Lucas Oil Speedway - MO Mid-State Midget Nationals
Fri, May 20 - Fayette County Speedway
Sat, May 21 - Macon Speedway
Wed, June 8 - Belle-Clair- Illinois SPEED Week
Thu, June 9 - Quincy Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Fri, June 10 - Jacksonville Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Sat, June 11 - Macon Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Sun, June 12 - Lincoln Speedway - Illinois SPEED Week
Fri, June 24 - Belle-Clair
Sat, June 25 - St. Francis County Raceway
Sat, July 2 - Macon Speedway
Sun, July 3 - Angell Park Speedway - Pepsi Nationals
Fri, July 15 - Belle-Clair - Knepper Memorial
Sat, July 16 - Fairbury Speedway
Fri, Aug 5 * - I-55 Raceway - Iron Man 55
Sat, Aug 6 * - I-55 Raceway - Iron Man 55
Fri, Aug 19 - Lincoln Speedway - Springfield Fair
Sat, Aug 20 - Macon Speedway - Camfield Memorial
Fri, Sept 9 - Jacksonville Speedway - Herb Barlow Memorial
Sat, Sept 10 - Spoon River Speedway - Tom Knowles Memorial
Fri, Sept 30 -Belle-Clair - Belleville BASH
Sat, Oct 1 -Belle-Clair - Meents Memorial
Fri, Oct 21 - Wayne County Speedway - Jason Leffler Memorial

Co-Sanction - *POWRi West

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Price Focused On Consistency at Winter Heat Showdown

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting off to a less than desirable start at the 2nd Annual Winter Heat Showdown, Robbie Price on focused on making consistent laps, and getting his confidence back up with two races still to go.

“The first three races have really been a learning curve,” Price said. “We struggled the first night, and then I feel like we got better Saturday and Wednesday and that is helping me build some confidence up.”

Though he has struggled to make a feature in the first three events Price and company have seemingly got their new car better each night.

Finishing seventh in both of his Friday night heat races, Price would pick up a 10th place finish in the second of two B Main events.

Saturday night would see the Cobble Hill, BC driver line up in the second row of his heat race and race his way to a third place finish, earning valuable points for the qualifier.

Lining up fourth in the qualifier, Price would get into some trouble that forced him to pull off the racing surface and head back to the pit areas and he would be scored in the eighth spot.

Finding himself in the fourth row of the B, Price would take his lumps as he would close his night out with an 11th place finish.

Regrouping, and returning to action on Wednesday night for the third night of racing, Price would find himself in the third row of his heat race. With the track narrow from weather in the heat, Price would hang on a finish where he started.

After some track work prior to the qualifiers, Price would run in the second spot, but it would not be good enough to get him into the A, as he found himself in the third row of one of the twin B-Mains.

Battling with drivers like Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, and Danny Wood, Price would battle for a transfer spot early in the race, but we end up finishing in the eighth spot.

“We are definitely getting better, and I think if I can continue to make good laps we can get into the show this weekend,” Price added. “I have to thank everyone who has helped us, and who has kept me up when I want to get down.”

Price and his team would like to thank Raylle Auto Sales, Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Northwest School of Martial Arts, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-3, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Price’s 2015 season has ended.

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

 

 

Oswego Speedway and Novelis ‘Fan Can Chase’ Raises Nearly $10,000 for Local Charitable Organizations

OSWEGO, NY (January 7, 2016) – With the environment and community in mind, Novelis once again partnered with Oswego Speedway and Scriba Lane Redemption in 2015 to continue the popular Novelis ‘Fan Can Chase,’ now completing its 11th consecutive season.

Also serving as the title sponsor of the headline Novelis Supermodified division at Oswego Speedway, Novelis conducted three recycled can drive collections at the Speedway in 2015, with the assistance of Scriba Lane Redemption, collecting a record 126,000 cans.

Novelis is the world leader in rolled aluminum products, delivering unique solutions for the most demanding global applications, such as beverage cans, automobiles, architecture, and consumer electronics. Aluminum is an infinitely recyclable resource and the ‘Fan Can Chase’ is a strong example of the company’s commitment to sustainability and community.

“This was by far our biggest year yet,” said Tom Salvador, Finance Lead at Novelis and the Novelis coordinator of the ‘Fan Can Chase.’ “We surpassed our record from last season by over 44,000 cans, making our eleven year total now over 1.1 million. To put this in perspective that is now over $70,000 we have been able to give back to the community through the years by working with local schools and other organizations.”

While the can collection nights play a large role in the fundraising efforts, the Speedway also donates all cans purchased at the Speedway by race fans to the overall total.

After combining all cans collected, Don Sherwood of Scriba Lane Redemption was able to present Novelis with a check for $9,945.

“All money raised will be used to fund important charitable endeavors here in our Oswego community,” said Salvador. “We cannot thank the fans enough for their support, as well as the Speedway for their donations. I want to specifically mention Jim Larkin, who was our ‘Fan Can Chase’ winner bringing in over 18,000 cans in total for our three drives.”

Within each community in which it globally operates, Novelis supports programs and non-profit organizations focused on advancing safety, enhancing math and science education and increasing recycling.

Oswego Speedway is proud to announce that this partnership will continue into 2016 with the Novelis ‘Fan Can Chase’ again taking place on three race nights during the upcoming season.

Those nights will be the Memorial Day Weekend Port City ‘Super Spectacle’ on Saturday, May 28, the Independence Weekend Grand Prix on Saturday, July 2, as well as the 30th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified Championship on Saturday, July 23.

For more information on Novelis, including their community outreach initiatives, visit online at www.novelis.com.

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.

 

 

MEMORIES OF THE NEW YORK STATE FAIRGROUNDS “MOODY MILE” CONTINUE TO GROW AS MAJOR PART OF MOTORSPORTS 2016 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA January 7, 2016 . . . The New York State Fairgrounds "Moody Mile" Reunion continues to grow with more and more attractions being included. The Reunion will be held as part of the 31st annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2016 Presented by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car & Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. on Friday - Sunday, January 22nd thru January 24th.

The one-mile dirt track in Syracuse, NY had been the home of Super DIRT Week since 1972 until the 44th and final event was held this past October. SDW's first ever winner, Buzzie Reutimann, will be on hand at the show and be part of a special autograph session on Saturday afternoon starting at 2 PM among other winners of dirt Modified racing's biggest event. Stewart Friesen, who won the Syracuse 200 this past year will also be part of the special autograph session along with another four-time race winner Gary Balough. Reutimann's famed Dover Brake No.00 coupe will be part of the weekend reunion display as will Friesen's winning car from 2015 and Balough's rule changing "Batmobile" No. 112 that rocked the sport in 1980.

Other former SDW Modified winners already confirming their appearance at the Saturday autograph session include Jimmy Horton, Frank Cozze, Matt Sheppard, Kenny Brightbill, Billy Dunn and Richard Tobias.

Glenn Donnelly, the founder of Super DIRT Week is also expected to attend on Saturday. Donnelly's new Central New York Speedway Park, which will replace the New York State Fairgrounds as the host of SDW in 2016 will also have a display at the show.

Jimmy Phelps’s HBR No. 6 which featured a retro paint scheme used by car builder Maynard Troyer when Mike McLaughlin drove for him 30 years ago will also be part of the display. Phelps drove this car to victory in the 150 lap 358 Modified race this past year at Syracuse. The event's Sportsman winner Rocky Warner, who inherited the win after a disqualification two days later, will get his share of the glory at the show. Warner's winning ride, the Jake Spraker No. 1 will be on display as will three time Pro Stock winner at Syracuse Rob Yetman along with his 2015 winning ride.

Noted artist Emerson Freese has created a drawing specifically for the Syracuse Reunion at the show and copies will be given away free as the former Syracuse winners sign it on Saturday at the show. This will become a collector’s item.

Well-known historian Dr. Gary George will be presenting two special stage events. On Friday night at 6 PM at the stage area, George will go over the entire 100 year history of the New York State Fairgrounds with a focus on events other than Super DIRT Week. Rare video footage and seldom-seen photographs will trace the Syracuse days back to the days of Barney Oldfield. On Saturday at 3:30, he'll focus strictly on the 44 year history of SDW.

The famous Bowes Seal Fast USAC Championship car, driven at Syracuse by the late Jud Larson, will also be on display along with a World of Outlaw Sprint Car that made history on the one mile speedway.

Included in the show will be just about everything imaginable in motorsports with more than 600 exhibitor booths offering products and services for the racers along with items of interest for fans including a huge array of collectibles.

Many speedways and sanctioning organizations will be offering information on their events planned for the 2016 season with several using the show to release their schedules.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet many well-known racers including Kyle Larson and personalities at the show and collect autographs FREE.

More than 200 motorsports vehicles representing drag racing, NASCAR Sprint Cup and everything in between including dirt track racers, motorcycles and more will be on display throughout the show. Race teams looking to gain great exposure for their team and sponsors are invited to contact Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618 to have their race car included.

Exhibit space, very limited, remains available and information, including a color show brochure, can be had at motorsports@aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618.

The very classy Crowne Plaza Valley Forge will serve as the host hotel and will again offer a discounted rate. The hotel is located just 7.5 miles from the Expo Center and is within walking distance of the popular King of Prussia Mall, the nation’s second largest retail complex with over 350 stores and close to 100 restaurants.

Again this year the Saturday night post show gathering will continue and will be held in one of the large ballrooms at the hotel with music by DJ Sound and Lighting and bar specials from show sponsor Miller Lite.

For information on the show check in at www.aarn.com.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

McCullagh Finds His Feet

The Christmas-New Year is a busy period for any of the 410 Sprintcar drivers, and for Corey McCullagh, it was no different, but in the process he has been able to find some career-best form.

McCullagh, from Warrnambool in the south-east of Victoria, has over the Christmas-New Year period finished on the podium at Avalon Raceway on Boxing Night, then the following night at Simpson Speedway claimed his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race victory, and on January 2 at his home track – Premier Speedway – he picked up a strong top-10 feature-race finish in the sixth World Series Sprintcars Championship round.

“It’s been a massive week, and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting to run as well as I did,” expressed the 25-year-old racer.

“After finishing on the podium at Avalon Raceway, we’ve been on a bit of roll, and it’s been great to reward my hard-working team and my sponsors with some solid results.”

For McCullagh, his podium finish at Avalon Raceway was the second of his career; however, it was much more satisfying than the first due to last season’s podium result in a Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Premier Speedway coming at the expense of another driver being disqualified, due to being underweight at the post-race weigh in.

“I got this podium result fair and square,” noted McCullagh, who during the off season switched chassis makes from Cool to Maxim.

“It was certainly a better feeling earning this podium, because it wasn’t due to another driver who finished ahead of me getting disqualified.”

Following the Avalon Raceway podium finish, McCullagh ventured to Simpson Speedway for the next night and it was where he claimed his maiden feature-race win. After qualifying fourth for the feature race, his road to victory was far from easy.

“I certainly had to work hard for my win, which made the win so much sweeter,” he said.

“I had worked my way into the lead early on after passing Brett Milburn, but a lap later I lost the lead in lapped traffic. From there, I regained my composure and chased after Brett. I was helped along by some stoppages that provided a clear track, and it allowed me to regain the lead with a handful of laps remaining and drive to the win.”

With McCullagh’s confidence high, he made his World Series Sprintcar Championship debut at Premier Speedway on January 1 and 2. After struggling on the Friday night, due to shock absorber problems which was fixed for the following night, and consequently failed to advance out of the B main, he bounced back the following night to qualify directly into the feature race out of position nine and then went on to finish in eighth.

“It’s all well and good to be running strongly amongst the local competition, but it’s a whole new game when World Series comes to town,” McCullagh explained.

“To be able to bring home a top-10 finish in World Series competition was great for my confidence and capped what had been a memorable week.”

The focus for McCullagh now is his next event – the Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway over the Australia Day Long Weekend. Following that, McCullagh will compete in the remaining rounds of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series, which sees him currently sitting second in the point standings, and also the annual Easter Trail.

“Following my great week my confidence is high heading into the Classic and the goal is to qualify into Sunday night’s feature race and anything after that is going to be a bonus,” he enthused.

“After the Classic, I plan to contest the remaining Eureka Garages & Sheds Series rounds and try and bring home the $10,000 winner’s cheque, which would be a massive help to my small team heading into next season.”

McCullagh is proudly supported by the following 2015-16 season sponsors: Owen Built Homes, Warrnambool RV & Caravan Centre, Westvic Garages & Sheds, Owen Truss, and JP Carpet Laying. Special thanks must also go to Jarrad, Billy, Clarky, Steph, Bryan (Dad), Murray, Lachie, Sue and Tom.

To find out more about McCullagh, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Corey McCullagh v90, follow him on Twitter by searching Corey McCullagh or follow him on Instagram by searching Corey McCullagh.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Lee’s Career-Best Drive

A lack of track time so far in the 2015-16 season wasn’t enough to stop Jack ‘The General’ Lee from putting in a career-best drive in last Saturday night’s sixth World Series Sprintcar Championship round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

After a number of minor podium finishes in past Eureka Garages & Sheds Series rounds, Lee managed to exceed those results with a pleasing fourth-place finish in the World Series round up against some of the country’s best drivers.

“We had a really strong night overall and it was a great feeling to put a whole night together,” Lee commented, who had started the feature race from position four.

“I had topped the points heading into the Top 8 pole shootout after qualifying fifth fastest in my time trial group and then running third and fourth place in my heat races, and it was pleasing to be able to go on with the job in the feature race and bring home a solid result.”

For this season, Lee has returned to his Vic # 25 Lee Contracting / Lilley’s Lane Quarry backed Maxim after running recent seasons with another team had had a mixed bag of results leading up to his career-best performance. He made his season debut at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway in NSW earlier last month and went on to finish 13th in the B main amongst a massive 73-car field after he had earlier in the night qualified 16th in time trials, then on December 19 at Premier Speedway for the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round he won the C main and then finished seventh in the B main, he had qualified for the feature race of the World Series round on December 28 at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway only to crash out on the opening lap, and last Friday night at Premier Speedway for the World Series round it resulted in a ninth-place finish in the B main.

Lee’s focus now is this Saturday night’s Victorian 410 Sprintcar Title at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, and his aim is to build on his most recent result.

“My only goal is to be able to continue on with last Saturday night’s form,” the racer from Terang in country Victoria enthused.

“So far this season I’ve shown good speed, but I’ve just lacked consistency, so if I can continue that speed and do it consistency then there’s no reason I can’t be a front-running contender at this weekend’s Victorian Title.”

Lee would like to thank his 2015-16 season supporters: Lee Contracting, Lilley’s Lane Quarry, Webber & Chivell Fertilisers, and General Signs. Special thanks must go to Damien (Dad), Marg (Mum) and Chris Grayland.

To find out more about Lee, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Jack Lee Racing.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Confidence Boosting Runs for Doukas

Confidence plays a massive part in Sprintcar racing. For Peter Doukas, he has enjoyed a number of performances in the first half of this season that have substantially boosted his confidence.

The 21-year-old from Warrnambool in the south-east of Victoria, who is only in his third season of 410 Sprintcars, has so far this season performed impressively at the $10,000 to Win Jackpot Invitational at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway back in November and most recently ran strongly throughout last Saturday night’s latest World Series Sprintcars Championship round at his home track: Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

The early part of this season started in confidence-boosting fashion for Doukas, after he was on the pace throughout the Jackpot Invitational by finishing fifth in the first 25-lap qualifier race, then seventh in the 20-lap semi-final qualifier race and his impressive run ended, when he was eliminated in the top 12 pole shootout.

After a mixed run between then and last weekend, Doukas blasted back to some good form at Premier Speedway on Saturday night to qualify third in time trials Group 2 and then finished fifth and eighth in his two heat races from the back of the field, which was enough to earn him a spot in the top 8 shootout. In the top 8 shootout, he was eliminated early and therefore started the feature race from position eight in the field. In the feature race, Doukas stayed out of trouble throughout the 30 lapper and came home just outside the top-10 finishers in 12th. He was unlucky to miss out on qualifying into last Friday night’s World Series round at Premier Speedway due to retiring following power steering issues in the B main, after he had earlier in the night won his opening heat race and then finished second in his final heat race.

“It’s been a mixed run so far this season, but my run at the Jackpot Invitational and last weekend’s World Series have done the world of good for my confidence and helped our team push on,” Doukas commented.

“Those two performances have proven that we’re heading in the right direction in Sprintcars, and with further education and experience gained, we’re confident that we can work towards being a consistent front-running contender.”

Doukas, who made the move into Sprintcars with only half-dozen-years of Junior Sedan experience behind him, is looking forward to the rest of the current season.

“I’m hoping to qualify into as many feature races as possible and then finish them as high as possible,” he enthused.

“It’s an exciting time this season with both the Grand Annual Classic and the Australian Title being within a week of each other at my home track, and my goals for those events are to just gain as much experience as possible and bring home some respectable results.”

The Vic # 98 Giblin Family Homes / Warrnambool Locksmiths backed Cool driver wouldn’t be able to enjoy the thrill of Sprintcar racing without the support of his family and friends.

“Our team is made up of family and friends and when I’m able to achieve good results it’s the best way to repay them for all of their hard work and support,” said Doukas.

“Apart from the support of family and friends, the team has a lot of valuable local sponsors that chip in and make racing Sprintcars possible for us.”

Doukas is proudly supported in the 2015-16 season by the following sponsors: Giblin Family Homes, Warrnambool Locksmiths, Lane Transport, AKC Kitchens, Peter Ward Electrical, Hec’s Screens & Services, Carter’s Tree Services, The Tyre Factory Warrnambool, Progress Transport Services, Southwest Powder Coating, Nevcon Structural Steel, Richardson’s Re-treads, and Owen Truss. Special thanks must go to Mick Jongebloed, Dallas (Dad), Sue (Mum) and Darryl Niddrie.

This Saturday night (January 9) at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, Doukas is contesting this season’s Victorian 410 Sprintcar Title.

Doukas and his team are on the lookout for additional sponsorship support. For further information, contact Peter Doukas on 0423 053 670.

To find out more about Doukas, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Peter Doukas Racing V98.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS
Anderson On the Pace

Despite not recording a podium finish over the Christmas-New Year period at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway during the latest rounds of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW, Grant Anderson has shown plenty of pace and it has seen him narrowly miss out on multiple podium finishes.
The Vic # 37 Bandag Latrobe Valley / Fuchs Lubricants backed Maxim driver finished one spot shy of the podium on December 30 for the NSW Title and then again in the same position on January 2. In the NSW Title, Anderson fought hard throughout the feature race but came home in fourth and it was also saw him as the highest placed Australian driver.
“I’ve been really happy with my speed, and some solid results have followed,” expressed Albury, NSW based racer.
“The team and I still have a number of improvements to make with our car in order to move closer to the pointy end of the field, but we’re getting on top of that.
“One of the things that either makes or breaks your night is being able to qualify strongly, because if you don’t, then it makes the night so much harder.”
Anderson’s NSW Title performance turned out to be the highlight of his Christmas-New Year period.
“It was a lot of fun mixing it with the likes of professional American drivers in Kasey Kahne, Brad Sweet and Kraig Kinser,” Anderson commented.
“To be able to finish as the highest Australian finisher in the NSW Title is quite an honour, but at the same time, it pushes my team and me to continue to work harder to improve and get faster.”
In the USC NSW point standings, Anderson currently sits in sixth position (2698 points).
The next appearance for Anderson will be this Saturday night’s Victorian 410 Sprintcar Title at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway and this Sunday night’s latest USC NSW round at Valvoline Raceway. It’s certainly going to be a busy weekend for Anderson and the team, but one that they are confident of it being a solid one.
Anderson is proudly supported in the 2015-16 season by the following businesses: Bandag Latrobe Valley, Fuchs Lubricants, D&F Racing Products, Middy’s Data & Electrical Wholesaler, Bockman Batteries, Centastate Civil Contracting, KRE Race Engines, and Townsend Service Centre.
To find out more about Anderson and the team, visit www.grantanderson.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Dobson Snares Another Podium

A third-place finish in the eighth Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Simpson Speedway turned out to be Shaun Dobson’s third 2015-16 season podium finish.

The Christmas-New Year was a busy period for Dobson and it saw him contest a total of six race meetings in the space of just over a week. The standout result for Dobson was his podium finish at Simpson Speedway, where he was the highest point scorer after the completion of the heat races after he had finished third in his opening heat race and then won the other heat race. In the top 6 pole shootout, he ended up finishing in third. The feature race was a rough and tumble affair, but Dobson, although he was involved in a collision that damaged the car, he fought hard to snare the final spot on the podium.

In the other race meetings, Dobson on Boxing Night at Avalon Raceway, he started the feature race from position eight and then went on to finish in 11th. After the team made some hasty repairs, thanks to the help from John Cooley (Cool Chassis), from the previous night at Simpson Speedway, Dobson contested the third round of World Series at Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA), he was running strongly inside the top six of the feature race, after he had started from position 12, up until a spin sent him to the rear of the field. From the restart, he managed to bring it home in 14th. The fourth round of World Series at Avalon Raceway saw Dobson’s night brought to a premature end due to problems aboard his ACT # 21 Essendon Ford / Quantum Quartz Designer Stone backed Cool after his opening heat race.

Dobson returned to Premier Speedway last Friday and Saturday night for the next two rounds of World Series. On Friday night, he battled steering issues, which saw the team forced to replace a brand-new steering box, early on in the night. Despite finishing the night strongly, he ended the night fourth in the C main. The following night at Premier Speedway, Dobson put in a solid run. After qualifying strongly in 15th, he finished his two heat races in fourth and ninth place respectively. Those results saw him start the B main from position four and he managed to gain a feature-race transfer via a fourth-place finish. In the feature race, he stayed out of trouble to finish in 14th after he had started from position 18.

To sum up Dobson’s run over the Christmas-New Year period as mixed would be an understatement.

“Although we battled a number of issues over the past week, there were a number of positives to take away from it, such as our podium at Simpson Speedway and our solid speed at Premier Speedway,” said Dobson, who was forced to switch to a new Cool car for the World Series rounds at Premier Speedway.

“We battled a few issues with our new car at Premier Speedway, but by the end of the two nights, there were a lot of good signs that will hopefully bring us better and more consistent results for the remainder of the season.”

This Saturday night (January 8) at Avalon Raceway, Dobson will contest the Victorian 410 Sprintcar Title.

Dobson would like to thank Darren Russell for all of his continued efforts.

To find out more about Dobson, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Shaun Dobson Racing, follow him on Twitter by searching DobsonShaun or follow him on Instagram by searching DobsonShaun.

Dobson would like to thank the following 2015-16 season sponsors for all of their support: Essendon Ford Quantum Quartz Designer Stone Road & River Motorcycles Castrol Oil Husqvarna Motorcycles

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Lines’ Mixed Speedweek Run

It was a mixed run of results for Steven Lines during the World Series Sprintcars Speedweek over the Christmas-New Year in South Australia and Victoria.

The highlight of the five Speedweek rounds for the Halls Motorsport team driver was a pair of third-place podium finishes: Murray Bridge Speedway (SA) in round one and Premier Speedway (Vic) in round four.

In the other Speedweek rounds, Lines failed to start the feature race in the second round on home soil – Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) – because of a fuel issue after he was scheduled to start from position three, he finished 10th in the third round at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway (Vic) after he was running inside the top five for most of the feature race up until he was forced to spin to avoid an out-of-shape car that had blown a tyre, and in the fifth and final round at Premier Speedway, he charged from position 19 in the feature race to finish in ninth. At Avalon Raceway, Lines had crashed out in hot laps for his second heat race, so the team worked hard to make the Top 8 shootout later in the night.

Despite it being an inconsistent run throughout the five Speedweek rounds, Lines was pleased with the overall speed of the WA # 3 Bridgestone Tyre Centre Albany / Halls Haulage supported KPC.

“After such a strong start to the Christmas-New Year period at Speedway City by winning the $20,000 Boxing Day Smackdown event, we were hoping for a better run, but it wasn’t to be,” commented Lines.

“We’ve had great speed throughout Speedweek but we were simply unlucky at various stages, and I can’t thank my team enough for all of their hard work throughout what is one of the busiest periods of the season.”

Lines and the team are now on their way to Queensland for the next World Series round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway this Friday and Saturday night (January 8 and 9).

“I’m looking forward to getting up to Brisbane,” Lines enthused.

“I’ve had a pretty strong run there in the past, so I’m hoping that it can continue this weekend and we can pick up a good haul of points in the process.”

Lines ended up sixth in the final Speedweek point standings and he currently sits third (1480 points) in the overall World Series point standings.

In other Halls Motorsport news, David Hall last Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex in Western Australia drove to his second 360 Sprintcars Power Series round win.

After qualifying on pole position for the 20-lap feature race by virtue of topping the time sheets in qualifying and then going on to win and finish second in his two heat races, Hall was outpaced off the start by Michael Keen. Hall sat in second and was keeping a steady pace with Keen up until the latter dropped out with engine woes on lap 15. For the remainder of the race, Hall dictated the pace and went on to score a comfortable win.

“Michael (Keen) was running a great race out in front, but I had a bit of luck on my side and he didn’t,” commented Hall.

“It’s good to get back into victory lane, especially after I was disqualified from the second round at Bunbury Speedway after winning due to running an incorrect compound and then I was forced to miss the third round at the Perth Motorplex due to suffering a thumb injury on the night leading up to it.”

With Hall’s 360 Power Series hopes pretty much over, the focus now is to win as often as possible – especially the Western Australian Title later in the season.

The fifth 360 Power Series round is going to be held at Bunbury Speedway this Saturday night.

Halls Motorsport is proudly supported in the 2015-16 season by the following sponsors: Halls Haulage, Bridgestone Tyre Centre Albany, Clarend Transport, Holla Fresh, Valvoline Oils, Carlin & Gazzard, CJD Equipment, South East Conveyors, JIG-G-AG Contracting, Reher Morrison Racing Engines, Skwid Signs, Revolution Racegear, Steve Rice Photography, and GKR Transport.

To find out more about the Halls Motorsport team, visit their website: www.hallsmotorsport.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Halls Motorsport Sprintcar Racing.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

O’Neill Heading in the Right Direction

It may have been a tough start for Jamie O’Neill to his 2015-16 season campaign at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, but over the Christmas-New Year period, he managed to put together a number of encouraging performances in recent Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW rounds.

Without a doubt O’Neill’s best performance was on January 1, when he managed to qualify into the feature race for the first time this season, after he had transferred via the B main by finishing in fourth. However, due to a serious crash in a support class, the rest of the night was postponed. The following night, the feature race from the previous night was held and O’Neill took his place in the field out of position 18 and then went on to finish in 19th.

“It was a tough start to my Sydney campaign after a massive crash and then some teething problems with our new car, but my team and I have kept persisting and eventually we’ve managed to turn things around,” commented the NT # 24 Roller Door Services NT / Austec Irrigation backed Maxim driver.

“To qualify into the feature race was a massive thrill and also a big achievement, because I’m running against some of the best Sprintcar drivers in the world and from around Australia, so for something like me, a tree lopper from the Northern Territory, to be able to mix it with them is very satisfying.”

Now that O’Neill has qualified into his first feature race of the season, the goal for the rest of the season is to consistently repeat that performance.

“My goal is to try and work my way into feature races as often as I can, and then hopefully be able to move further up the field,” O’Neill said.

“Without a doubt the key to achieving that is qualifying strongly at the beginning of the night and then it sets you up for the rest of the night – which was the key for me qualifying into my first feature race.”

The next outing for O’Neill is going to be this Sunday night (January 10) back at Valvoline Raceway for the latest USC NSW round.

The Xtreme Motorsport team would like to thank their 2015-16 season supporters: Austec Irrigation, Roller Door Services NT, Build Up Crane Hire, Tap & Drain Doctor, The Tan Van, GSS Truck Curtains & Tarps, Extreme Garden Care, and Grizzly Dyno Shocks.

To find out more about the Xtreme Motorsport team, visit their website by visiting www.xtrememotorsport.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Xtreme Motorsport – Jamie O’Neill.

 

 

Destiny Motorsports and Paul McMahan Looking Forward To Final Two Nights At Winter Heat

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making their first three starts together at the Winter Heat Showdown, Paul McMahan and his new Destiny Motorsports team haven’t put up the results they were hoping for after three races, but McMahan and company aren’t ready to throw in the towel just yet.

“It is a new deal and it takes time,” Paul McMahan said. “Nobody has been happy with our results after the first three races, but it hasn’t been due to a lack of effort. Everyone has been working hard to get this thing right, and hopefully end this week on a high note.”

Dealing with steering issues on Friday night, McMahan was able to race his way into the feature event from the B, but would pull in early as he still wasn’t quite comfortable.

Back in action on Saturday night, a high pill draw would line the Elk Grove, CA native turned Nashville, TN resident up in the third row of his heat before picking up a fourth place finish.

Lining up third in the qualifier, McMahan would finish in the fourth spot and sneak the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine into the feature event.

From the eighth row of the feature, McMahan would search around the speedway trying to get moving the right direction, but would end up finishing 21st.

After Tuesday night’s scheduled race was pushed to Wednesday due to rain, McMahan would line the Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis/Boss Signs and Graphics machine up on the front row of his heat race where he would run second to Kyle Larson.

Drizzly weather would blow over the speedway as the night progressed, but the show went on, though the track would be tricky. Finishing fourth in the qualifier, McMahan would again transfer into the feature event and he again would grid the field from the eighth row.

Battling with drivers like Logan Forler and Steve Kinser, McMahan would take the checkered flag with a 15th place finish.

“It’s new stuff from what I have ran the last few years, and the guys are working to get me acclimated,” McMahan added. “I have to thank my guys for their hard work and Rick and Barb Rogers for their support and giving me this opportunity.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Walker Perfomance Filtration, FK Rod Ends, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, KSE, Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: McMahan and Destiny Motorsports will be back in action on Friday and Saturday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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.

 

 

Saldana And Roth Motorsports Kick 2016 Off at Winter Heat

PETERSEN MEDIA- After announcing their 2016 plans at the conclusion of 2015, Joey Saldana and Roth Motorsports made the trip to the Cocopah Speedway for the 2nd Annual Winter Heat Showdown, and after three races Saldana is pleased with how the team is progressing.

“It is a new deal for us, so we are working on communicating with each other, and getting our car how we want it,” Joey Saldana said. “I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth and everyone at Roth Motorsports for letting us get started and race in January.”

An extremely slick track last Friday night ultimately took rubber in the feature event, and made passing difficult.

Finishing third in both his heat race and qualifier, the Brownsburg, IN driver would line the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine up in the third row for the opening night feature event.

Rubber was imminent, and falling back to seventh when the green flag dropped, Saldana quickly got down to the rubber and made sure to hit his marks. Making sure to not bobble, Saldana would close his first night out back aboard the Roth Motorsports machine with a seventh place finish.

Saturday night at the Winter Heat would see the ‘Brownsburg Bullet’ draw a high pill for his heat race, and after lining up in the fourth row, a seventh place finish would put him in the seventh starting spot in his qualifier.

Getting his elbows up in hopes of picking up important points, Saldana would work his way up to finish third and just lock into the feature event.

Gridding the field from the seventh row, the slicked off surface and built up a beefy cushion around the track allowing Saldana to do some moving and shaking during the course of the race.

Fighting his way forward, Saldana would earn Hard Charger Honors as he worked his way up to a sixth place finish when the dust settled on the race.

Mother Nature pushed the Tuesday night race to Wednesday, and she flirted with pushing it back another day, as off and on drizzle created tricky track conditions.

Saldana would race from fifth to third in his heat before going from fifth to fourth in his qualifier.

Sitting eighth in points on Wednesday night, Saldana would line the Roth Motorsports entry up in the fourth row for the 30-lap affair.

Moving forward in the early goings of the race, Saldana would work his way toward the top-five as he chased after Darryn Pittman and DJ Netto. Racing in heavy traffic much of the night, Saldana would fight a right-rear tire that began to deflate in the waning laps of the feature event.

Doing everything he could to keep good track position, Saldana would hang to to finish in the eighth spot.

After three races at the 2nd Annual Winter Heat Showdown, Saldana and the Roth Motorsports team currently sit fifth in the series standings.

“The first night it took rubber and there wasn’t much passing, the second night we raced well, but started too far back, and on Wednesday we just had some bad luck late,” Saldana said. “We are getting better and hopefully we can get Dennis and Teresa Roth a win this weekend.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Joey and the Roth Motorsports team will be back in action Friday and Saturday night at the Winter Heat Showdown in Yuma, AZ.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2.

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.

 

 

Top Five Run Highlights First Leg of Winter Heat For DJ Netto

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking his 2016 off at the 2nd Annual Winter Heat Showdown, DJ Netto and his DJ Netto Racing team have gotten better each night, as Netto turned in his best finish of the trip on Wednesday night by way of his fifth place finish.

“The guys have done a great job getting the car better all week long, and it is fun to get some laps on a track that we don’t have back home,” Netto said.

Friday night saw the 2016 season kick off and Netto would have issues in his heat race that would essentially put him in a hole the rest of the night based on the draw show format that was in place.

Lining up ninth in his qualifier, Netto would work his way forward on the extremely slick Cocopah Speedway, though he would finish in the fifth spot and be one spot outside of the feature. Following post race scales, the fourth place finishes was dq’d, and Netto would earn the final position in the feature event.

With the track taking rubber in the early stages of the feature event, Netto would pick up a few positions as he finished in the 18th spot and earned Hard Charger Honors.

Coming back on Saturday night, the Hanford, CA driver would draw the front row for his heat race, and took full advantage as he picked up the important win aboard his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance No. 88n machine.

Lining up in the third row of his qualifier, Netto turned in a strong performance as he had his elbows up on a surface that had more grip, as he advanced to the third spot, and safely put his machine in the feature event.

Sitting third in points, Netto would grid the field from the second row for the 30-lap affair as he lined up against some of the best drivers in the business.

Holding his own, Netto would battle with the likes of Christopher Bell, Dale Blaney, and Joey Saldana as he races inside the Top-10. Though he would lose a few spots late in the race, Netto would finish eighth.

Rain postponed Tuesday night’s race to Wednesday, and another good draw saw Netto finish second in his heat before finishing third in his qualifier and moving into the feature event for the third consecutive night.

Lining up in the second row, Netto had a very strong car as he battled with Dale Blaney and Jason Solwold on a tricky track surface that dealt with off and on rain all night.

Holding his own, Netto would close the first leg of the Winter Heat Showdown out with a fifth place run.

“We have gotten better every night, and that is huge,” Netto said. “We will go to work and get ready for this weekend and hopefully keep running well.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, Kaeding Performance, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Netto will return to action this Friday and Saturday night for the final two nights of the Winter Heat Showdown.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

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

 

 

Jason Solwold Off To Red Hot Start At Winter Heat

PETERSEN MEDIA- A strong 2015 season for Jason Solwold and Shaylen Raye Motorsports has carried over into 2016, as Solwold and company have been strong during the first three races of the Winter Heat Showdown, picking up finishes of third, sixth, and 11th.

“Mel and Travis have been working very hard for us at Winter Heat, and it has been a great way to start out 2016 season,” Jason Solwold said.

An extremely slick and abrasive track greeted drivers and teams during the opening night of action on Friday night. The draw-show format saw Solwold line the Pops Entertainment/Vic’s 66/Scottie’s Plumbing No. 18 machine up sixth in his first heat race.

Racing his way to a fourth place finish, Solwold would win his qualifier, which would ultimately line him up in the third row of the 30-lap A Main feature event. Track conditions would see rubber start to go down on the speedway very early in the feature event, and passing would be non-existent.

Settling into the sixth position, Solwold would hit his marks on the bottom as he took the opening night checkered flag in the sixth position.

A sticky Cocopah Speedway on Saturday night would create some hammer-down action early in the night, and after finishing fifth in his heat and again winning his qualifier, the Burlington, WA driver gridded the field from the fifth row.

When the feature event rolled on the speedway, the track had gone slick, and a massive cushion had built up around the speedway. Searching all around the surface trying to move forward, Solwold would finish just outside the Top-10, as he would tally an 11th place finish.

Rain rolled into the Yuma, AZ area on Tuesday forcing officials to postpone the regularly scheduled race to Wednesday night, and though weather would show up off and on during the night, the show went and, and Solwold turned in his strongest performance of the week.

Racing his way from sixth to third in his heat race, a second place finish in the qualifier would line the Shaylen Raye Motorsports entry up in the second row for the feature event.

As the race got underway, the lead duo of Shane Stewart and Kyle Larson would get away as Solwold held down the third spot as the leaders quickly found traffic. Keeping Darryn Pitman and DJ Netto at bay behind him, Solwold would work through traffic with precision as he landed on his first podium of the week.

On paper Solwold sits second in Winter Heat Showdown points, but with Kyle Larson not in action this weekend, he will be the point leader when racing action resumed on Friday night.

“Even with how well we have been running I think there is still a little work to be done to get our car even better,” Solwold added. “I have total confidence in Mel and Travis to get us there, and there hard work shows. We are all looking forward to getting back to the track this weekend.”

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, Speedmart, After Hours Painting, Triple X Race Co., Al Parker Race Engines, Wings Unlimited, Slade Shocks, Rob Graham Trucking, Wings Unlimited, Meyer Sings, and Pro Signs for their continued support.

ON TAP: Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team will return to action on Friday night at the Winter Heat Showdown.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Stars- 3, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 1, Top 10’s- 2.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING WINS NIGHT 3 OF WINTER HEAT
Mooresville, N.C. (Jan. 7, 2016) -- Neither rain nor co-owner Kyle Larson could keep Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team out of Victory Lane at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., Wednesday night. Stewart charged past his friend and boss with four laps remaining in the 30-lap event to earn his first win of the 2016 season.

The finish was a reversal of Saturday's results when Larson bested Stewart in night two of competition.

"I'm just glad Mother Nature cooperated a little bit," said Stewart, who won by more than seven seconds and lapped up to eighth place. " It's always a pleasure racing Kyle. He's so darn good that he's almost like racing Donny (Schatz) honestly. He sets such a strong pace.

"Everything worked out well for me. Sometimes it's not always good to be leading. When he dropped down there and hit that hole I had a pretty good run on him and when he got sideways we were able to sneak by."

Stewart finished fourth in his heat race and won his qualifier event to start outside the front row next to Larson in the feature event.

Victory Lane interviews can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj_SK9lB5WI&feature=youtu.be
Stewart and Larson Marks Racing will compete in the final two nights of Winter Heat competition this Friday and Saturday, January 9 and 10.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Cocopah Speedway DATE: January 7, 2016
HEAT FINISH: 4th QUALIFIER FINISH: 1st
STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 1st
SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 3
WINS: 1
TOP-FIVES: 2
TOP-10s: 2
NEXT RACE:
The Larson Marks Racing team will next compete at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Friday and Saturday, January 9 and 10.
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing
Twitter: @LarsonMarks
Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Molly, Walsh, Kendrick and Egel Among Latest Classic Entries

Entries for the 2016 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic have burst past the 100 car mark, with the likes of Darren Mollenoyux, Jason Kendrick and Matt Egel amongst the latest batch of entries.

With the nomination deadline (for tow money packages) being Monday at 5.00pm, it is expected that more entries will still come forward.

Mollenoyux, a native of Warrnambool, will be back at his home track as he attempts to improve on what was an impressive Classic showing in 2015.

The former Eureka Garages and Sheds Series Champion, finished 15th in the A-Main last season and despite having endured his share of hard luck so far in season 2015-16, he is always one to be reckoned with whenever the lights go green at Sungold Stadium.

Driving the immaculate Parr Motorsports backed V77 entry; Mollenoyux will enjoy the support of Warrnambool Crane Hire, Truline Machinery, MBO Financial Group, Cassign and Valvoline.

Sydney’s Sammy Walsh is another to throw his hat into the ring for what is arguably the biggest week of racing in the history of the Premier Speedway Club.

Walsh who visited Premier Speedway earlier in the season for somewhat of a shakedown at Warrnambool managed to finish 16th in the B-Main last year and he will no doubt be looking to take the Rocket Industries, Fleck Earthmoving, Aeroflow Performance Products N92 machine deeper into the Sunday Night A-Main in 2016.

It is a number of years now since Jason Kendrick last made the trek across the Nullabor to contest the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Having concentrated his efforts on AHG Series action in his native Western Australia Kendrick will return to the East Coast a far more experienced and calculating performer.

As always the Kendrick Team come with a wealth of sponsors and supporters for their assault on the Classic – Title double-header including Hit 92.9, Melville Holden, AHG, Amcap, Kincrome, Rand, Castrol, PPG, Boilertronics, Pacific Finance, KTM Motorcycles, Schweppes Australia, Vespoli Constructions, Varley Transport, Earthex, Del Basso Smallgoods, Merger Contracting, Daimler Trucks, Champion, Ron Krikke Auto Centre, Team Livestock Cartage, Rockingham Milk and Dairy, Summerslegal, Bowra Signs, Dynamco and McCarthy Paint and Panel.

Despite having considerably less corporate support, talented South Aussie Matt Egel is no less talented behind the wheel of a Sprintcar as he joins forces with Downing Brothers Racing and the Orange S97 entry.

The 2015 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic yielded Egel an 11th place finish in B-Main 2, so he along with the likes of Walsh and Co. will be one of the drivers looking to garnish enough qualifying points to lock into the 24 car Sunday night A-Main field.

The team will represent Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Moore Mechanical, Regency Screens, National Karate, Rapiti Earthworks and Kingston Sales & Service when they roll out for business on the weekend of January 22 to 24.

A pair of somewhat inexperienced fellow South Aussie’s will, also join Egel, in the field, as both Brock Hallett and Jody Baldwin have put their names forward for their respective Classic debuts.

Hallett a former Formula 500 and Speedcar pilot has made the transition to winged Sprintcar racing with the support of Woodgate Beach Tourist Park, Charlson Tipper Hire and Parahills Fresh Cut Butchers.

Baldwin who cut his teeth in the Wingless Sprint division will contest his first Classic for his sponsors Neale & Nulty Transport, Mortlake Roadhouse, JR Productions and Media and SR Photos.

Having seemingly endured a horror run of engine issues Victoria’s Rhiannon Burleigh is set to launch another assault on the Classic with the ever popular fan favorite set to again be behind the wheel of the MDR Engineering, Dawson’s Australia, Mancine Cosmetics, ALM, LAD Art & Design, Wallan Smash and Ridge Health Club V58 entry.

The 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 22, 23 & 24, 2016.

 

 

Zearfoss Welcomes Major Supporters and New Product Sponsors in 2016 Annual Fundraiser Set for February 20

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

Jonestown, PA (January 6, 2016) - Brock Zearfoss Racing is pleased to announce that more than a dozen major supporters and product sponsors will return to the “3Z” stable in 2016. Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill will return as a primary sponsor during the upcoming season, as well as Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., and Leach’s Automotive.

“We have a long list of supporters who back this team” Zearfoss explained, “Our schedule is going to be long and demanding. Their help keeps us on the road, as well as prepared in the race shop and during the off-season. My team and I will represent them at the best of our ability. We are all excited to get the year started.”

New to the support list in 2016 is a trio of product sponsors. Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Precision Products and Precision Powder Coat will each fill new roles at Brock Zearfoss Racing; providing high quality products and service to help Zearfoss outperform the competition. Product sponsors returning to Brock Zearfoss Racing in 2016 include Schaeffer Racing Oil, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G-Force Gears, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, and BAPS Auto Paint & Supply.

Up first on the 2016 schedule is the 4th annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser on Saturday, February 20. The one-night event will be hosted at the 520 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall on Jonestown Road near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Race fans who attend will be eligible for many raffles and giveaways, as well as entertainment, dinner and refreshments throughout the course of the evening.

Those interested in learning more should visit the official Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser Facebook page. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through Brock Zearfoss or Kaitlyn Esh. Those who do not purchase presale tickets can still attend the event. Admission will be granted on the day of the event at the door beginning at 6 PM.

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned podium finish during Port Royal Speedway “Night Before The 50” on Friday, September 11, 2015.

2016 Wins: N/A

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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

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All Star Series welcomes Carahaul WA

Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Star Series are pleased to announce Carahaul WA have come on board as a series partner.

Carahaul (WA) has been operating since 1985. They specialise in transporting Caravans, Boats & Horse floats, They are based in WA but work across the borders of SA and Victoria. Being a family owned business they take care of the little things that the bigger companies don’t. All their work is fully insured Australia Wide with Marine Transit Insurance. They own and operate a small fleet of late model vehicles and equipment.

“We are very pleased to have Carahaul involved with the Series this season and have to thank them for their commitment. Mike Oliver is the owner of Carahaul and has been long time supporter of Shaun Bradford WA57 team. To have another West Australian company support the series is quite amazing and we certainly appreciate it. Hopefully it might be to start of a great relationship between us.” says Mandy Searle

For more information on Carahaul WA go to www.carahaul.com.au or phone 0458 569 020 or catch up with Mike at the WA57 car at Classic in a couple of weeks.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

(Perris, CA, January 6, 2016) The best deal in Southern California racing, 2016 Perris Auto Speedway season tickets, is on sale now through February 26. Full details on packages and how to order are below.

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Season Pass Holders,

We would like to thank you for your support during the 2015 racing season. The time has come once again to start thinking and planning for the New Year. Our current season pass holders have the first choice of seats. These tickets will only be on sale until February 26, 2016.

We will be running 11 USAC/CRA events this year including the Oval Nationals. Season pass tickets remain a great opportunity to save and giving you the advantage of not waiting in line. No additional season tickets will be sold after February 26, 2016. Sorry no exceptions this year! *Schedule is always subject to change.

These season pass tickets will be good for every OVAL/PAS event excluding the Southern California Fair, World of Outlaws and additional special events and track rentals at the Perris Auto Speedway.

*THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS IS NOT AN OVAL ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTED EVENT. SEASON PASSES WILL NOT BE HONORED AT THE OUTLAWS SHOW.

General Admission packages will include a GA July 4th ticket and GA Oval National tickets for each night, these are specific tickets and the regular season passes are not valid for those events *Note events that are excluded.

The prices will be as follows:

Reserved Seats (11 tickets)

Adult 11 X $25.00 =$275.00

Reserved Seats (20 tickets)

Adult 20 X $24.00 =$480.00

General Admission (11 Tickets)

Adult 11 X $20.00 = $220.00

General Admission (20 Tickets)

Adult 20 X $19.00 = $380.00

*Additional tickets must be purchased in blocks of 11.

*General Admission Season Pass Holders please note that your tickets are good in general admission only. * Tickets will be in shortly and can be sent before the season or picked up at will call.

If you would like to place your 2016 order or if you have any other questions, please contact me at (951) 940-0134 or e-mail me at openwhchic.kim@aol.com and I will call you back!

Sincerely,

Kim Kazarian

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 9 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

January 23 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 6 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 20 El Nino Winter Challenge Series – Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

February 27th OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 5th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 2nd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 16th "SO CAL SHOWDOWN” WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 30th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

May 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

May 21st NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

May 28th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints & PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 4th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 11th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 25th NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

July 2nd "BUDWEISER FIRECRACKER 30 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints & PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars “Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 16th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 23rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

July 30th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns

August 20th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

August 27th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

September 3rd NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Figure 8 Chain Racing and Spectator Racing

September 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

September 17th TBA

September 24th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 1st - 9th Southern California Fair

October 15th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 29th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 9th Oval Nationals Practice

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 12th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

The Mad Man Finds Victory Lane in Brisbane, AU

PETERSEN MEDIA- Opening 2016 up in his native Australia, Kerry Madsen quickly found victory lane as he took the checkered flag aboard his Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 machine at the Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane, AU during the Piston Cup.

“It was a great night for our team, and I am happy we could grab a win so early in our Australian campaign,” said Kerry Madsen.

Checking in at the Archerfield Speedway after Mother Nature hampered his trip to Sydney, AU, Madsen showed great speed early in the night as he timed the American Racing Custom Wheels backed entry in third fastest amongst the 33 drivers in the pit area.

Racing from seventh to fifth during his first heat race, ‘The Mad Man’ would finish fourth in his second heat after again starting in the seventh position.

Finding himself sitting third in points after qualifying events, the St. Marys, NSW native turned Knoxville, IA resident would finish third in the shootout and grid the field from the second row for the 35-lap A Main event.

As the race went green, Madsen settled into the third spot as he chased after the lead duo of Brooke Tatnell, and Andrew Scheuerle. With the race clicking off at a torrid pace, Madsen continued to run in the third spot as he searched for an opening.

With the non-stop racing drawing to a close, Madsen would pressure the two leaders and bring the crowd to their feet. Making a move with less than five laps to go, the leaders would go three-wide, and Madsen would surge into the top spot to much of the crowd’s delight.

Holding the top spot once out in front, Madsen would take the checkered flag for the first time in 2016.

“That was an incredible race,” Madsen added. “To go non-stop like we did and make a move with just a couple laps left in the race was a blast. My guys have been working hard since we got here, and I am really thankful for the Gavranich Family and the American Racing Custom Wheels staff for making this all possible.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-3, Wins-1, Top-5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen will be back in action this weekend at the Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane, AU as he will compete with the World Series Sprint Cars.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

American Racing

Web- www.americanracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/amercanracingwheels

Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

Keneric Racing

Web- www.kenericracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

Kerry Madsen

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Fan-Page-for-Kerry-Madsen/101145169933686

Twitter- @KMR29

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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, and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_Media

 

 

Ian Madsen Runs 10th at Piston Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen’s 2015 ended in a wild accident, and with the calendar flipping to 2016, Madsen and his KCP Racing team have been busy down under as Madsen earned a second place finish at the Valvoline Raceway before finish 10th in the Piston Cup in Brisbane, AU.

“We have had really good speed night in and night out, and that is a good feeling,” Ian Madsen said. “We have had a couple nights of bad luck, but when we are able to avoid that, we have been pretty good.”

At the Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane, AU, Madsen at the KCP Racing team kicked the night off by timing the Logan Contractors Supply/Team Kline Electric/Watson’s Express Transport No. 18 machine in eighth fastest out of the 33 cars that assembled in the pit area.

With a two heat race format in play on this night, Madsen would advance to finish in the fourth spot from his sixth starting position in his first heat, before finishing third in his second heat.

Sitting fifth in event points after time trials and heat race action, Madsen would move into the Shootout, though he would get upside down and line up eighth in the 35-lap feature event.

From the fourth row of the feature event, Madsen would battle with the likes of James McFadden and Brad Sweet as they fought for position inside the Top-10. Exchanging spots with some of the best in Australia, Madsen would turn in a strong effort as he finished in the 10th spot when the night came to a close.

“I have to thank my guys for their hard work,” Madsen added. “I didn’t make it easy on them after the Shootout, but we were able to get it fixed and get ready for the show.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Madsen and his KCP Racing team will be back at the Archerfield Speedway this weekend with the World Series Sprint Cars.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is an 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, and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

 

 

MAVTV & LucasOilRacing.TV Launch 2016

'LIVE' Broadcasts

with 3 - Hour Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Finals

SATURDAY NIGHT, JAN 16 AT 8:30 - 11:30 PM ET.

Corona, CA (January 6, 2016): MAVTV and the new LucasOilRacing.TV will broadcast the 30thrunning of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire. Through the channel and app, nationally and internationally, viewers can watch the three-hour finals Saturday night, January 16 starting at 8:30pm ET from the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, OK. With the number of entries already topping 335, including 24 U.S. States plus Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the world's largest indoor race is on course to set driver and team records.

2015 Chili Bowl Champion Rico Abreu Known as the Super Bowl of Midget racing, the 2016 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is attracting the cream of American racing, including stars from Midgets, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR and USAC. The 2015 champion is rising young hot shoe Rico Abreu (#97). He faces the daunting task of defeating five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell (#1), Bryan Clausen (#63), Kyle Larson (#71K), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (#17R), two-time Chili Bowl champion Cory Kruseman (#21K), Kasey Kahne (#67Z), and Jerry Coons Jr. (#5). Coons has the longest active A-Main streak with 16 appearances. As of this date, the entry field includes eight previous champions and 52 main event qualifiers. The side-by-side action promises to be fast and furious with broadcast legend Dave Despain returning to call the TV action.

According to Bob Patison, President of MAVTV, "No one understands 'grass roots' racing like MAVTV. Each year the Chili Bowl airing has produced the highest rated shows on the network and we expect even better results in 2016 especially with the addition of the newly launched LucasOilRacing.TV app."

With programming such as the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl, Lucas Oil Drag Boats, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing, Late Model Dirt, Lucas Oil Modified, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, the FIA World Rally Championship and Pirelli World Challenge, MAVTV has become the go-to place for motorsports fans. In addition to DirecTV, MAVTV is currently available on Comcast, Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and Charter, along with many others.

Lucas Oil Racing TV launched through its website www.LucasOilRacing.TV on January 1st, 2016. The Chili Bowl broadcast will be available 'live' to racing fans worldwide with and roll out on devices as app development completes.Currently apps are indevelopment for AmazonFireTV, Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, Android TV, Android Tablets, Apple iPads, and Roku.

 

 

AREA AUTO RACING NEWS’ AWARD WINNERS ACCEPTING THEIR HONORS AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AT MOTORSPORTS 2016, FREE COLOR POSTER FOR FANS

OAKS, PA January 6, 2016 . . . One of the many highlights of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2016 Presented by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will be the presentation of awards to a number of outstanding auto racing competitors from the 2015 season.

During the course of the three day show, January 22nd to January 24th, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA fans will have the opportunity to meet and collect autographs from racers that earned top awards in various categories from Area Auto Racing News. In addition fans participating in the autograph sessions will be able to take home a beautiful color poster depicting the various racers. The poster is FREE and suitable for framing and is bound to become a collector’s item.

The award winners will be at the show on Saturday, January 23rd. Included will be the top winner Stewart Friesen who was also recently selected for the Eastern Motorsport Press Association Driver of the Year honors. Friesen, who just became a first time father, won 34 feature races during the 2015 season including victories in Dirt Modifieds and Sprint Car competition. One of the Sprint Car victories coming against the famed World of Outlaw sprinters. Friesen also won the Syracuse, NY DIRT Modified Classic that was the finale for auto racing at the Syracuse Fairgrounds.

Joining Friesen at the show will be Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, NY. Sheppard often raced head-to-head with Friesen and the two tied for most wins in dirt Modified competition.

Standout Sprint Car racer Greg Hodnett, who drove Michael Heffner's No. 27 to the most 410 Sprint Car feature wins last year will also be attendance.

Ryan Preece, who topped the Asphalt Modified division in wins will have his pen ready to sign autographs. Preece finished out 2015 by racing in the final three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

Area Auto Racing News, a nationally circulated motorsports trade publication, had a three way tie in the asphalt Late Model division. Waterford Speedway star Keith Rocco, Mahoning Valley's big winner Mike Sweeney and Stafford Motor Speedway’s Tom Fearn all had the same amount of wins. In the dirt Late Model division, Ohio's Doug Drown won the most features.

Pennsylvania's Tyler Walton will also be honored for winning the most 600cc Micro Sprint Features during the season.

All those mentioned will be on hand on Saturday, January 23rd, to meet fans and sign the special collectible color poster that includes their pictures being given away free.

Interest in the three day Motorsports 2016 show continues to grow. Fans coming out to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center will be able to meet such popular racers as NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, former NASCAR and IndyCar driver John Andretti and his son Jarett, along with a host of other well-known national, regional and local racing talents.

Complete details on the 31st edition of the hugely popular show can be had at www.aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618.

 

 

2016 Schedule for I-35 Speedway Winston, MO

I-35 Speedway is pleased to announce the complete 2016 event schedule. As has become the norm for the race track there will be a ton of racing for all the race fans this upcoming season, whether you are an open wheel race fan, a weekly series race fan, a late model race fan, or a vintage car race fan.
For open wheel fans the Casey Shuman WAR Series Non Wing Sprint Cars will be in action on seven nights, the Modlites will compete on nine nights of racing, the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints will be in competition in 15 different race events.
The weekly series will feature the USRA A Mods, the USRA B Mods, the USRA Stock Cars, along with the Charger class, the Pure Stock class, and the rapidly growing E Mod class.
For Late Model fans the United Late Model Association (ULMA) Late Models will be in competition on April 9 and Joe Kosiski’s Super Late Model Racing Series (SLMR) will be at the track on June 11.
The vintage race fans can find the vintage cars in competition at the racetrack on ten different occasions.
But in 2016 another event has been added to coincide with racing. What goes great with racing, none other than barbeque and beer. On August 12 and 13, 2016, I-35 Speedway will host the first annual Smokin' Trackside BBQ & Brew Bash.
The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) will be sanctioning the barbeque contest providing an opportunity for the winning competitors to earn a spot in the American Royal World Series of Barbeque. The Friday Night, August 12 event will include a homebrew contest, where fans can come and taste the various beers of the rapidly growing homebrewer society and help determine the winner of the homebrew contest, there will also be a car show, and for those wanting to try the delicacies of the competing barbeque teams there will be a people’s choice cook off. The night will also include AJ Gather the one-man band, a fire dancer, and a beer garden so fans can kick back enjoy the night of BBQ and Brew. Saturday will see the Barbeque teams turning in their delicacies for judging. A KCBS judge class is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, if anyone is interested in becoming a BBQ judge. The barbeque awards will begin our night of racing on August 13.
So now you know the 2016 schedule, make your plans to be at I-35 Speedway on all the event dates, the track where race fans get the most racing for their money.

I-35 Speedway
2016 Schedule

Weekly Racing Featuring USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars,
Chargers, Pure Stocks and E-Modifieds

March 12, 2016 – Test & Tune Gates Open 12:00 noon – Practice 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
March 13, 2016 – Test & Tune Weather Date
Sunday, March 20, 2016 – USMTS Special + Ironman B Mods & StockCars
March 26, 2016 – Season Opener Weekly Racing + WAR Series Sprints, Modlites
April 2, 2016 – Weekly Racing + Show-Me Vintage Racers (SMVR)
April 9, 2016 - Weekly Racing + ULMA Late Models
April 16, 2016 – Weekly Racing + Midwest Lightning Sprints (MLS) & Modlites
April 23, 2016 – Weekly Racing + WAR Series Sprints & Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers (MOVR)
April 30, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS
May 7, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS
May 14, 2016 – Weekly Racing + SMVR & WAR Series Sprints
May 21, 2016 – Weekly Racing + Modlites & MOVR
May 28, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS & MOVR
June 4, 2016 – Weekly Racing + SMVR & WAR Series Sprints
June 11, 2016 – SLMR Late Models Special + Weekly Racing
June 18, 2016 – Racin’ for Rian – Weekly Racing + MLS & Modlites
June 25, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS
July 2, 2016 – Fireworks Spectacular – Weekly Racing + MLS
July 9, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS & Modlites
July 16, 2016 – Weekly Racing + SMVR & WAR Series Sprints
July 23, 2016 – Kaster Celebration – Weekly Racing + MLS & MOVR
July 30, 2016 – Weekly Racing + WAR Series Sprints
August 6, 2016 – Kids Night – Weekly Racing + SMVR & MLS
August 12-13, 2016 - Smokin' Trackside BBQ & Brew Bash
August 13, 2016 – Weekly Racing + Modlites & MOVR
August 20, 2016 – Weekly Racing + WAR Series Sprints
August 27, 2016 – C.A.R.B. Night Weekly Racing + MLS
September 3, 2016 – Weekly Racing + SMVR & Modlites
September 10, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS & MOVR
September 17, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS
September 24, 2016 – Weekly Racing + MLS
October 1, 2016 – Weekly Racing + Modlites
October 8, 2016 – 7th Annual Show-Me Spectacular featuring WAR Series Sprints, Midwest Lightning Sprints, A-Mods, B-Mods, E-Mods & Modlites
October 15, 2016 – Closed
October 22, 2016 –– Weekly Racing
October 29, 2016 - Championship Night - Racing Final USRA Points Night
November 5, 2016 - Awards Banquet at Cameron MO Community Center

 

 

(FOUR REPEAT NOMINEES AMONG SIX FOR 40TH ARPY)

(Merrill, WI--January 5, 2016) Four of six nominees for Racing Promotion Monthly's Auto Racing Promoter of the Year are repeat nominees. The nominees’ experience ranges from one season to over 30 years and among them are promoters of five dirt ovals, and one paved oval. One is affiliated with NASCAR, one with IMCA, one with USRA, and three operate independently.

The nominees are: Region One, Eastern Region: The Leiby Brothers and Alan Kreitzer, Lincoln (PA) Speedway; Region Two, Southeastern Region: Gray Garrison and the Hawkins family, Bowman Gray (NC) Stadium; Region Three, Central Region: Rich Farmer, Fremont (OH) Speedway; Region Four, Northern Region: Dan and Scott Ratajczak, and Toby Kruse, 141 (WI) Speedway; Region Five, Great Plains Region: Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway; Region Six, Southwest and Western Region: Steve Beitler, Skagit, Gray’s Harbor (WA) Speedways. The Leibys and Ratajczak’s received their first nominations, Garrison, and Farmer, their second, Beitler and Robinson, their third. Kreitzer was nominated twice for his previous operation at Silver Spring (PA) Speedway, and Kruze was nominated previously for his operation at Marshalltown (IA) Speedway.

Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway received the award last year. Previous winners are: Hugh Deery, 1976/1984; J.C. Agajanian, 1977; D. Anthony Venditti, 1978; Jack Gunn, 1979; George Eisenhart, 1980; Dick O'Brien, 1981; Howard Tiedt, 1982; Don Martin, 1983; Glenn Donnelly, 1985; Cary Agajanian, 1986; Bud Lunsford, 1987; Bob Daniels, 1988; Howard Commander, 1989; Ray Wilkings, 1990; Paul Kuhl, 1991; Robert Lawton; 1992; Earl Baltes, 1993; Jody Deery, 1994; Andy Vertrees, 1995; Charles Powell, 1996; C-Ray Hall, 1997; Larry Kemp, 1998; Charles Cathell, 1999; Charles Deery, 2000; Ralph Capitani, 2001; Lanny Edwards, 2002; Bob & Nadine Strauss, 2003; Tom Curley, 2004, Steve York, 2005; John Padjen, 2006; Lynn Phillips, 2007; Joe & Walt Doellefeld, 2008; the Nuckles family, 2009; the Queensland family, Deer Creek (MN) Speedway, 2010; and Robert Sargent, Track Enterprises, Macon (IL), Paducah (KY) Speedways, 2011; Ron Drager and Scott Schultz, Flat Rock (MI) and Toledo (OH) Speedways, 2012; and Roger Hadan, Eagle (NE) Raceway, 2013.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is short track racing’s most prestigious award. It is awarded each year after voting by promoters. The award was originated in 1976 by the editor of Racing Promotion Monthly. Voting is conducted in two phases: a preliminary ballot in the newsletter nominates candidates in six regions. The six candidates become Regional Promoters of the Year and then appear on a second ballot for final voting. It is the only national award recognizing promotional excellence selected by peers. The award is for the 26th year sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year ballot will soon reach readers of Racing Promotion Monthly via the U.S. Postal Service. The Fortieth Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will be revealed during the 43rd Annual RPM@Daytona National Workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, FL, February 15, & 16, 2016.

Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, and the Workshops, are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire. The RPM Promoters Workshops are produced with additional support from: INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Moffett Productions, Raceceiver, Lucas Oil, Simes Graphic Designs, Advertising Edge, Sunoco Race Fuels, Firethorn Marketing, and IMCA. The Speedweek Workshop is the 111th produced by Racing Promotion Monthly since 1974. More than 900 track operators, their employees, and industry leaders attended last year’s Workshops. More information is available from RacingPromotionMonthly.Com or by phone at 715-536-1067.

 

 

Kinser Records Pair of Top 15s During Opening Weekend of Winter Heat

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 5, 2016) - Steve Kinser powered to a pair of top-15 finishes last weekend during the opening two rounds of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway.

Kinser, who is driving under the Steve Kinser Racing banner with primary partnership from Arctic Cat throughout the marquee event, kicked off the action last Friday by charging from 10th to fourth place during a heat race at the 3/8-mile oval.

Unfortunately, bad luck hampered the team during the qualifier, which Kinser ended eighth following a parts failure.

"The night was going good and then we had a fuel line come apart on us," he said. "That put us behind the eight ball."

Kinser rebounded in a B Main by placing second to earn a transfer into the 30-lap feature, where he lined up on the outside of the 10th row.

"We felt good and the car was fast," he said. "The track laid rubber and we couldn't go anywhere about five or six laps into the feature."

Kinser passed five cars - tied for second most - to score a 15th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Cocopah Speedway, where the Arctic Cat backed team finished fifth in a heat race and second in a qualifier to lock into the 13th-starting position for the 30-lap main event.

"We sealed the tires up in the feature on the second caution," he said. "We were racing on ice at that point. We were just holding our own at the end and trying to salvage as many spots as we could."

Kinser posted a 14th-place finish to cap the weekend.

The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown resumes on Wednesday before the event wraps up on Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 1 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (10); Qualifier: 8 (6); B Main 2 (3); Feature: 15 (20).

Jan. 2 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (6); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 14 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinser.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SteveKinser_RCG

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

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.

"It's been great to have Arctic Cat on board throughout the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown," Kinser said. "We truly appreciate their support and are proud to have them as part of the team."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Casey's General Store, King Racing Products, Sander Engineering and FK Rod Ends 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.

 

 

Smith Locks into First Two Features of Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 5, 2016) - Ryan Smith powered to a pair of 20th-place results last weekend during the first two rounds of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Smith, who teamed up with Arizona racer Ryan Linder for the five-race event at Cocopah Speedway, kicked off the action last Friday by placing third in a heat race before he won a qualifier.

"Pretty much out of the box we were good and that's key," Smith said. "We did our homework in the shop. The biggest thing right now is the brakes because it's a different system and a different steering box. It's a little different feel there."

The strong start locked Smith into the 15th starting position for the 30-lap main event.

"That was our main goal for Night 1, to get in the show," he said. "We were decent in the feature. I ended up losing brakes. On a track like that when it gets slippery you need brakes."

Smith also lost a tire in the closing laps, which cost him several positions as he ended the night 20th.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at the 3/8-mile oval, where Smith finished fifth in a heat race and third in a qualifier. That relegated him to a B