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Saturated Grounds Force Cancellation at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA June 24, 2017): The races for this week have been canceled due to the saturated grounds. "We received too much rain over the last two days and we waited as long as we could, hoping that the rain would stop," said assistant promoter Eric Williams. "But the track and grounds will not dry out sufficiently to allow for safe conditions for our racers and fans." Attention will now turn to getting the facility ready for the big Independence Day holiday spectacular. Bonnell's Rod Shop will add the Patriot Sprint Tour to the mix for July 1, so there will be three classes of Sprint Cars to thrill the fans. And, Pizza Joe's will once again present the Fireworks!

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

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

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.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park
 

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/23/17) – After a survey of the track grounds, officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio have been forced to pull the plug on tomorrows racing program. Flooding rains, which fell during the day on Friday, were too much for the grounds to handle leaving large puddles of water on the 1/3rd mile.

The Summer Sprint Sizzler will be the next event on tap at Waynesfield featuring the NRA/GLSS 360 winged sprints, F.A.S.T/OSCS 410 winged sprints, F.A.S.T 305 sprints, and Waynesfield’s very own Mini Sprints. The special Independence Day weekend of sprint car racing will take place on Monday night, July 3rd. Times will be moved up one hour with pit side gates opening at 3PM and grandstands at 4PM. Racing will remain at 7PM.

The Summer Sprint Sizzler will be the final leg of the 2017 Ohio 360 Speed Weekend. The action kicks off on Friday night and concludes at Waynesfield on Monday, July 3rd.

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

 

 

Amarillo Win Highlights Bellm’s ASCS Speedweek – ASCS Warrior Region at Lake Ozark up Next on Saturday

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (June 23, 2017) – A return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory lane for Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team was the highlight of an ASCS Speedweek that included seven races over the course of nine nights.

The triumph at Amarillo’s Route 66 Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 10, marked Bellm’s second career ASCS National Tour triumph and first since a Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals triumph in 2013.

“We played it smart on that deal,” the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry explained. “I knew tires would come into play, and they came into play even sooner than I thought.”

Bellm’s game plan worked to perfection.

“(John) Carney blew his with four to go, then I could see the chords on Blake’s (Hahn) right rear under the caution, so I knew we were in good shape,” Bellm commented. “I got around him and as soon as he tried to get on it, he popped his tire too.”

Bellm’s first triumph of the year after four previous top-fives in the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions entry came after a 14th-place finish in the June 9 Speedweek opener at Lubbock’s West Texas Raceway.

Bellm started the remaining five features of Speedweek at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, Creek County Speedway, Randolph County Raceway and Lucas Oil Speedway but found that little luck carried over from the Amarillo victory.

“It was good to get that win, it’s what this team was needing,” Bellm commented. “We had some struggles the rest of the week.”

The team found some good speed in the Friday night, June 16, round at Moberly, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway only to lose an engine.

A balky motor at Lucas Oil Speedway slowed the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care team’s efforts in the June 17 Speedweek finale at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway.

“The motor was just flat all night, so with it not running right the car was too tight all night,” Bellm explains. “That was disappointing because we always run well at Lucas Oil and we were pretty excited about that one.”

The culprit has yet to be determined, but Bellm says that, “We have it narrowed down to two possibilities, so we’ll get that figured out.”

Bellm and the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater team get to test things out in ASCS Warrior Region competition at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway this Saturday night.

“It’s close to home and gives us a chance to make sure we have everything ready to go for four nights next weekend,” Bellm says in reference to a three-day ASCS Warrior Region holiday weekend in Missouri on June 30, July 1 and July 2 that is followed up by a $4,000-to-win tilt at Lake Ozark Speedway on July 3.

2017 Quick Stats: 17 races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 5 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Warrior Region at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Speedway on Saturday, June 24.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

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

 

 

Reutzel Eyes Dirt Cup after Earning Speedweek Title

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel has been ever so close to winning Skagit Speedway’s Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup over each of the last two years.

He rides a wave of momentum into the event in Alger, WA, after topping two of the final three rounds to claim this year’s ASCS Speedweek championship aboard the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car.

And, after winning Thursday night’s Dirt Cup opener that kicked off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour’s journey through the Northwest, Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team are in prime position thus far for the top spot in Saturday’s $15,000-to-win Dirt Cup finale.

“We’ve been fast there each of the last couple of years,” Reutzel said prior to the event. “We’ve gone from 10th to second two years in a row. We’ve just had trouble on the preliminary nights and didn’t put ourselves in good position to win.”

Reutzel got this year’s edition of Dirt Cup off to a favorable start in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance entry by emerging atop a battle of slide jobs to win Thursday’s night opener, his third Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win in the previous four events.

Reutzel will try to continue to his recent surge as Dirt Cup prelim action continues on Friday night.

The 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion picked up steam during the ASCS Speedweek that included seven races in nine days from June 9 to June 17.

After slogging through the opening pair of rounds with eighth-place showings at both Lubbock and Amarillo, Reutzel improved to fourth at Devil’s Bowl before charging from 18th to second at Lawton. A win at Creek County followed with another near-win at Moberly preceding another victory in the Lucas Oil Speedway finale.

“It was definitely a good rebound week,” Reutzel said upon his return from a wild ride on the opening night of Minnesota’s Jackson Nationals that sidelined him for the balance of the opening weekend of June.

Speedweek started off inauspiciously enough with an eighth-place showing at Lubbock’s West Texas Raceway.

“We rolled out for the heat and broke a shifter cable,” Reutzel said of his start to the week. “We rigged it up to work, but the track was so heavy that there wasn’t any passing.”

Reutzel salvaged the night with a run from 16th to eighth in the feature aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited machine. “We passed a few early then got to the guys up front and fell in line.”

The next night (June 10) at Amarillo’s Route 66 Motor Speedway produced an identical eighth-place result.

“We weren’t very good in the heat, then the feature start got jumbled up and we got hit from behind and half spun to the infield,” Reutzel said of losing several positions from his 13th starting place in the grid. “We worked back up to tenth before it rubbered up, then managed to get a couple more before it was over.”

After two nights off, Reutzel improved to fourth on a Tuesday night (June 13) at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX.

“We drew the front row and won our heat, then redrew a four for the feature,” Reutzel recalls. “It was full throttle around the top.”

Reutzel was soon engaged in battle with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., for the win. “I got to Sam and started trying some stuff, Sam was getting through lapped cars a little better than me,” Reutzel says. “A lapped car finally messed me up, he drove through the back of us while we were second and knocked us back a couple of spots.”

The following night at Lawton (OK) Speedway started with another tough draw. “We started fifth and finished fifth in the heat, it was one lane and heavy with good cars,” Reutzel relates.

The track soon started to widen out, with Reutzel winning the “B” Main to earn the 18th starting position.

“The track was really good and made for a lot of passing,” Reutzel says. “We ran all the way up to second, we just needed a caution in the last ten laps or so to have a chance at the win.”

Moving on to Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK, on Thursday night, June 15, it was time for the No. 87 to return to victory lane.

After racing from third to second in his heat race, young son Carson pulled the number one pill in the redraw.

“The one was much-needed, it was heavy and one-lane,” Reutzel recalls. “We got the jump and made it into turn one first, that was pretty much the race right there.”

Reutzel had his sights on a second win in a row the next night at Moberly, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway until a right rear wheel packed with mud derailed his drive.

“We started fourth and were leading on the second lap,” Reutzel says. “We got in a battle with Brian (Brown) for the win, I was sliding a lapped car and packed the right rear wheel with mud. The vibration got so bad that it shook the right rear arm off and ended our race, that’ s just the second time that’s ever happened to me.”

This rendition of ASCS Speedweek wrapped up on Saturday night at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway and Reutzel put away the Speedweek title with his second win in three nights.

Reutzel started the night in strong fashion by winning his heat from the pole to get in the redraw. “And Carson drew the pole again,” Reutzel said of his lucky charm.

“We ran the bottom the first five laps or so, but I could feel that I was slowing down each lap so I aborted the bottom to go to the top,” Reutzel describes. “For the first two or three laps, Blake (Hahn) was getting even. But the bottom finally slowed down enough and we set sail from there.”

With his first ASCS Speedweek championship in the books, Reutzel and crew made the non-stop, 2,000-mile trek to Alger, WA, for Dirt Cup action that kicked off quite successfully on Thursday night.

Reutzel will try to put together one more night of strong Dirt Cup preliminary action on Friday to get in position for Saturday night’s $15,000 winner’s share.

2017 Quick Stats: 38 races, 4 wins, 11 top-fives, 18 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup on Thursday, June 22, through Saturday, June 24.

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.

 

 

ALL STAR'S SCHEDULE CHANGE RETURNS THEM TO NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY JULY 1ST PLUS LATE MODELS, SUPER STOCKS AND MINI STOCKS FOR $15 GENERAL ADMISSION

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will be back at NAPA Wayne County Speedway sooner than expected as Merritt Speedway in Michigan decided to cancel their show with the ASCoC on Saturday, July 1st and the All Star's wanted a race that night and contacted NAPA WCS promoters Jason and Kristin Flory about picking up the race date. "The fans love the All Stars here at Wayne County, so it was an easy choice to make," the Flory's said. The Ohio Sprint Car Series was already on the schedule for the night and this will now be a co sanctioned event between the All Stars and the OSCS which will pay $5,000 to win.

For $15, the race fans will be able to see the Arctic Cat All Star Sprints plus Mid Season Championships and double points for the Kar Connection Super Late Models, the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks. Gates will open at 2 pm on Saturday, July 1st with hot laps and qualifying also being moved up earlier(times to be decided) but racing will begin at the normal 7 pm starting time.

Check out the tracks website for the latest news for this race and all other information at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 22

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 756; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 714; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 645; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 611; 5. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 575; 6. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 573; 7. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 537; 8. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 525; 9. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 503; 10. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 492; 11. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, and Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., both 491; 13. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 480; 14. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 470; 15. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 468; 16. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 455; 17. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 447; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Corby Scherb, Deca­tur, Texas, both 440; 20. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 425.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 314; 2. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 298; 3. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., and Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., both 297; 5. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 267; 6. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 259; 7. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 254; 8. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 250; 9. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 227; 10. Michael Schott, Tulare, Calif., 216.

Colorado – 1. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 145; 2. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 128; 3. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., and Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., both 111; 5. Buddy Tubbs, Colorado Springs, Colo., 104; 6. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 102; 7. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 76; 8. Austin McLean, Loveland, Colo., 72; 9. Ryan Oerter, Calhan, Colo., 67; 10. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 65.

Delaware – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 40; 2. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 39; 3. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 38; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 37; 5. Joe Kay, Pipersville, Pa., 36; 6. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 35; 7. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 34; 8. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 33; 9. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 32; 10. Ryan Stillwaggon, Palmyra, N.J., 31.

Indiana – 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 192; 2. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 184; 3. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 170; 4. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 164; 5. John Paynter Jr., Blooming­ton, Ind., 161; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 158; 7. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 149; 8. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 148; 9. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 140; 10. Joey Parker, Plainfield, Ind., 111.

Iowa – 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 193; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 187; 3. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 185; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 179; 5. Tyler Thomp­son, Des Moines, Iowa, and Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, both 169; 7. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 157; 8. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, both 138; 10. Greg Black, Des Moines, Iowa, 125.

Kansas – 1. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 73; 2. J.D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 72; 3. Jed Wer­ner, Codell, Kan., 69; 4. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 67; 5. Darren Berry, McCook, Neb., 66; 6. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 61; 7. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 59; 8. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., and Keefe Hemel, Cimarron, Kan., both 55; 10. Cody Lampe, Jetmore, Kan., 45.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 152; 2. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 147; 3. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 141; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 107; 5. Asa Lee Williamson, Pine­ville, La., 103; 6. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 94; 7. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, and Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., both 70; 9. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 68; 10. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 67.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 345; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 327; 3. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 285; 4. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 240; 5. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 228; 6. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 195; 7. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 193; 8. Corey Kautz, Ankeny, Iowa, 191; 9. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 181; 10. Brady For­brook, Morgan, Minn., 179.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 416; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 407; 3. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., 382; 4. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 367; 5. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 355; 6. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 347; 7. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 342; 8. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 340; 9. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 321; 10. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 320.

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

New York – 1. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 205; 2. Jeff Trombely, Altamont, N.Y., and Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., both 199; 4. Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 195; 5. Dana Wagner, Sidney Center, N.Y., 192; 6. Emily VanInwegen, Sparrow Bush, N.Y., 186; 7. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 179; 8. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., 177; 9. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., and Dalton Herrick, McDonough, N.Y., both 173.

North Carolina – 1. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 40; 2. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 39; 3. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 38; 4. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 37; 5. Brian Lawson, Orange, Va., 36; 6. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 35; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 34; 8. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 33; 9. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 32; 10. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 31.

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

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

Pennsylvania – 1. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 575; 2. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 525; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 491; 4. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 470; 5. Cale Reigle, New­port, Pa., 468; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 425; 7. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 408; 8. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 380; 9. Stephanie Stevens Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 356; 10. Andrew Hake, Manchester, Pa., 319.

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

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 104; 2. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 78; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 73; 4. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., and Blaine Stegenga, Valley Springs, S.D., both 69; 6. Josh Sterrett, Huron, S.D., 62; 7. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., and Rick Hansen, Omaha, Neb., both 56; 9. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 39; 10. Jack Dover, Spring­field, Neb., 38.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 841; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 706; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 612; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 587; 5. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 573; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 537; 7. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 503; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 492; 9. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 491; 10. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 448.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 265; 2. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 252; 3. An­thony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 250; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 239; 5. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 233; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 178; 7. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 169; 8. Ryan Price, Ashland, Va., 103; 9. Joshua J. Perreault, Madison, Va., 97; 10. Brian Lawson, Orange, Va., 86.

 

 

Wingless Sprint Series Returns To Willamette On June 24th

By Ben Deatherage

Lebanon, Oregon- The busy portion of the 2017 Wingless Sprint Series schedule continues to roll right along. After two exciting installments in the past two weeks the tour heads to Willamette Speedway on Saturday, June 24th. It marks the first of two planned events with the series at the Lebanon, Oregon facility.

The WSS was supposed to visit the historic 1/3-mile clay oval twice last year but one of the trips fell to weather. However, one race was completed and would witness Rob Lindsey be the winner.

Five races have been completed thus far on the current schedule and there has been four different winners. Kyle Miller has the most, with two, after grabbing both wins at Cottage Grove Speedway. Single race winners include Pat Canfield, Rob Lindsey, and Gary Lynch.

Be sure and visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories, news, points, and more regarding the Wingless Sprint Series. Also, check out the series on Facebook by visiting “Wingless Sprint Series” or “Northwest Wingless Tour” and clicking “Like”.

Former Wingless Sprint Series Feature Winners At Willamette Speedway
2016- Rob Lindsey on August 6th

Former Wingless Sprint Series Champions
2016- Rob Lindsey

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Schedule
May 6th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* (Gary Lynch)
May 20th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Kyle Miller)
May 27th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Pat Canfield)
June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Rob Lindsey)
June 17th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Kyle Miller)
June 24th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
July 8th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR-Wingless Nationals
July 15th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR*
July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
August 12th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
August 19th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR*
September 2nd-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR-Ironman Wingless Challenge
September 9th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
*- Denotes Lynch Pro-Formance Products Wingless Sprint Mini-Series events

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners:
Walker Racing Development (Fast Time Award)
Lynch Pro-Formance Products
Speedmart Inc. (Hardcharger Award)
Herz Precision Parts

Wingless Sprint Series All-Time Win List:
Rob Lindsey-4
Lance Hallmark-2
Gary Lynch
Kyle Miller
Lindsay Barney-1
Cooper Desbiens
Wayne Van Raden

 

 

Antioch Sprint Car Point Race Tightens Up As June Comes To An End

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...With four point races in the books, the All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car point race is getting closer. The next event is this Saturday night. The most recent point race (June 10) saw 12 competitors come to do battle for the $1,200 prize. Reigning Petaluma champion Herman Klein sprinted into the lead at the waving of Robert Kempf's green flag. Klein got a pretty good lead on Dustin Golobic before a late race yellow flag bunched the field. Golobic was all over Klein when the green flag flew, and a last lap pass gained Golobic the victory. Klein settled for second.

Burt Foland Jr. had a good night with a race long third place effort. Heat race winners Brent Dothage and Art McCarthy finished fourth and fifth, respectively, as McCarthy made a late move around sixth place finisher Emily Williams. John Clark drove a steady race to finish seventh. The point battle was shaken up as incoming leader Kyle Offill was not in attendance. This was the opportunity for eighth place finisher Aaron Miller and ninth place finisher Marissa Polizzi to move ahead. Jenna Frazier's point hopes took a hit when she suffered hot lap mechanical problems and scratched for the evening.

When the points were added, Polizzi left the night with a six point advantage over Miller, who is coming all the way from Grants Pass, Oregon to race for the championship. Offill slipped back to third, still just 16 points out of the lead. Foland and McCarthy are both with striking distance of the lead, 22 and 29 points out, respectively. Even Frazier is still in the hunt, 35 points back in sixth.

Newcomers Jason Paniagua and Jacob Tuttle finished 10th and 11th in the most recent race. Paniagua is seventh in the standings at the moment. This was Tuttle's second start, and it followed an impressive Antioch debut that saw him lead most of the way before finishing second. Tuttle is the latest in a string of Outlaw Kart and 600 Micro graduates who have come to Antioch in their bid for a first career win.

With a close point battle and a host of visiting drivers who come in from week to week, the All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car show is always exciting to watch. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Point Standings All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars Marissa Polizzi 166 Aaron Miller 160 Kyle Offill 150 Burt Foland Jr. 144 Art McCarthy 137 Jenna FFrazier 131 Jason Paniagua 110 JaobTuttle 82 TylerSeavey 56 Shawn Arriaga 54

Antioch Speedway All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule June 24 July 29 August 5 King Of The West August 19 August 26 September 9 September 16 September 23

Past Champions 1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga 2016-Billy Aton

Recent Feature Winners June 17, 2017: Jonathan Allard June 10, 2017: Dustin Golobic May 13, 2017: Kyle Offill May 6, 2017: Tyler Seavey April 22, 2017: Kyle Offill April 1, 2017: Cory Eliason September 31, 2016: Billy Aton September 17, 2016: Colby Johnson September 10, 2016: Matt Barber August 27, 2016; Billy Aton August 20, 2016: Riley Matson August 13, 2016: Art McCarthy August 6, 2016: Seth Nunes July 30, 2016: Art McCarthy July 16, 2016: Brayden McMahan June 25, 2016: Kaleb Montgomery June 18, 2016: Bobby McMahan June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey

 

 

Jesse Schlotfeldt Prepares For California Speedweek

By Ben Deatherage

Arlington, Washington- As summer rolls right along it means racing is in full swing. That is the case for young Arlington, Washington pilot Jesse Schlotfeldt as he prepares to head south and participate in the always competitive California Speedweek. The four race series tours central California at four different race tracks beginning on June 27th and ending July 1st. Not only will racing so much in so many nights keep the Service Pro/Every Little Detail/Ridge Runner Wings/Yoshimura/Speedmart Inc./Pacific Performance Coating/SP Injection/Triple X Race Co. #21 XXX team on their toes they will be even more busy due to that they will be participating in two different classes.

“Jesse will be pulling double duty during Speedweek,” commented Jesse’s father, Clint, “he will be running in the Non-Wing and Winged Outlaw classes. It will definitely be a busy week of racing for us all but should be a lot of fun.”

June 27th kicks California Speedweek off at Dixon Speedway before they head to Stockton’s Delta Speedway on the 28th. The final to nights will be further south at Keller Auto Speedway in Visalia, on the 30th, and finally coming to a close on July 1st at Lemoore Speedway. If you’re unable to watch any of the racing live you can watch Jesse courtesy of Fast Four Media.

For the latest news and information regarding Jesse Schlotfeldt and JRS Motorsports be sure to log on to Facebook and click “Like” on the JRS Motorsports page.

2017 Sponsors Service Pro Every Little Detail Ridge Runner Wings Yoshimura Speedmart Inc. Pacific Performance Coating SP Injection Triple X Race Co.

 

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING INVADES IOWA AND WISCONSIN MIDWEST DOUBLE DUTY:

Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart head to Iowa and Wisconsin this weekend for two nights of racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. On Friday, the team will be competing at West Liberty (Iowa) Raceway and will follow that up with Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway on Saturday.

FIRST TIMERS: Friday will be the first time the World of Outlaws will compete at West Liberty Raceway. The inaugural event will also be Larson Marks Racing and Stewart's first time at the half-mile circuit. The Larson Marks team has been successful in the Hawkeye State, scoring wins at Knoxville Raceway and Crawford County Speedway in Denison.

JIM BOYD MEMORIAL: In the past two trips to Beaver Dam, Stewart has scored two top-10 finishes. In 2015, the Bixby, Okla., native led 11 laps before slipping back to fourth. Last year, Stewart was running in the top-five when the field bottled up and he was collected. He was able to keep the No. 2 rolling and restarted 11th with nine laps remaining. In the closing laps, Stewart climbed back up to finish just outside of the top-five.

GRANITE CITY RECAP: Tuesday night at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., Stewart qualified 15th and finished fifth in his heat race. He took the green-flag from the 15th starting position and was up into the top-10 just after the halfway point of the 30-lap event. In the closing laps, he picked two more positions to finish eighth.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and driver/entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Fresh off of his NMECS win at Michigan and two All- Star Circuit of Champions wins, Larson will be at Sonoma Raceway this weekend to compete in the NMECS race.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at Beaver Dam Raceway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Tuesday, June 27 at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.

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

STATS: RACES: 39 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 2 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 11 TOP-10 FINISHES: 27

 

 

Jeff Trombley Rallies Late for Utica Rome Victory

The atmosphere was turbulent at Utica Rome Speedway on Sunday evening. The weather went from clear skies to storm threats in the matter of an hour. The action on the track was also intense. The CRSA Sprint Tour presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment created an incredible show for race fans. This evening would prove to provide some of the best side-by-side racing and passing opportunities that they have seen all season. Kyle Smith and Emily VanInwegen would bring the twenty-one car field to the green flag of Utica Rome Speedway’s Head Starter, Matt Burdick. Smith would quickly jump out to an early lead and maintain it through the early stages of the twenty lap main event. The stories of big movers throughout this event can be captured through two different drivers. Lake Ariel Pennsylvania’s Eddie Strada was one of those drivers. Strada would surge towards the front of the field with his Norwegian Builder and Excavator number one car. Eddie started from position twelve. He would have been the recipient of the Profab Enterprises fifth and sixth row winner bonus if he won the event. This bonus is now up to $140. Strada would fight for the lead but fell out of the event late due to mechanical failure. The other big story of the evening would come from the number nine JGS Hauling and Recycling Car of Josh Pieniazek. Josh wrestled the lead from Kyle Smith on lap eight and would not look back through the halfway portion of the event. He seemed to have the best car on this evening. But it is safe to say that Josh could also be a hard-luck award candidate. A spinning 67F lapped car of Frank Connelly would collect Pieniazek on lap twelve. This would result in Josh flipping his car in turn two and ending his evening while leading the event. This turn of events at the front of the field would give way to a fresh battle for the lead between the defending Series Champion, Kyle Smith, and the 3A Warren’s Auto Body car of Jeff Trombley. Smith would maintain the lead until lap 17. Smith would lose the handle of his car enough to leave the racing surface for a short time coming out of turn two. Jeff Trombley took full advantage of the opportunity. He would point his car to the bottom side of Kyle Smith, make the pass, and never look back. This would be Jeff Trombley’s first win of the 2017 CRSA Sprint Tour Season and yet another win added to his highly successful racing career. “The track got a little challenging. You had to bounce around on the track a little bit to find where your spots were. The car was good. The guys did a great job. I gotta thank Warren Alexson and Johnny Grant. It has been a busy week. They did great!” The CRSA Sprint Tour presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment will now head south and slightly east to the Orange County Fair Speedway this Saturday, June 24th. Middletown New York’s Thomas Radivoy picked up the feature win the last time the CRSA Tour visited the Hard Clay. This will also be round three of the Hard Clay Challenge Series that is presented by the following marketing partners: Johnny's Service Station Chuck Alessi Heating and Plumbing Neiger's Service Center Hennessy Wine and Liquor

Fans and teams can go to crsasprintcars.com to find more information on the 2017 racing season.

Utica – Rome Speedway Official Results – June 18, 2017

HEAT 1: Josh Pieniazek, Emily VanInwegen, Eddie Strada, Kyle Smith, Brett Jaycox, Andy Durie, Tyler Jashembowski

HEAT 2: Jeff Trombley, David Ferguson, Thomas Radivoy, Dustin Purdy, Dana Wagner, Tyler Cartier, Leo Yeager

HEAT 3: Dalton Herrick, Mike Kiser, Jerry Sehn, Jeremiah Munson, Sydney Prince, Christian Rumsey, Frank Connely

A-MAIN: 1. JEFF TROMBLEY, 2. Kyle Smith, 3. Mike Kiser, 4. Emily VanInwegen, 5. Dalton Herrick, 6. Thomas Radivoy, 7. David Ferguson, 8. Jeremiah Munson, 9.Dustin Purdy, 10. Dana Wagner, 11. Christian Rumsey, 12. Tyler Jashembowski, 13. Tyler Cartier, 14. Sydney Prince, 15. Jerry Sehn, 16. Eddie Strada, 17. Josh Pieniazek, 18. Frank Connely, 19. Brett Jaycox, 20. Andy Durie, DNS Leo Yeager

BONUSES: Shuttleworth Sealing Bonus: Christian Rumsey. Powdertech Coatings Hard Charger: Christian Rumsey 18th – 11th (+7)

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Outlaws Midwest Swing Continues for Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team

INDIANAPOLIS (June 22, 2017) – The calendar officially says it’s summer now, but for the drivers chasing the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship the heat has been on for quite some time. Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz continues to carry the torch for the traveling Sprint car stars as they trek their way through the Midwest with stops this weekend in Iowa and Wisconsin.

After winning his 11th WoO A-Feature of the 2017 season Tuesday night at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, Schatz leads the Outlaws back into action Friday behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J when the series makes their debut at West Liberty Raceway, a half-mile, dirt oval in eastern Iowa and Saturday night, it’s back to central Wisconsin for the eighth annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway.

The eight-time and reigning WoO champion has experienced a great deal of success in the state of Iowa during his 21-year WoO career. He is the most recent winner in the state with his victory at the famed Knoxville Raceway on June 10. The flag-to-flag victory was the 25th of his career at the track and 15th career WoO A-Feature win at the track. Schatz has scored 21 of his 240 career WoO A-Feature wins in the state of Iowa. In addition to adding to that win total, the Fargo, North Dakota native will also be looking to make West Liberty Raceway the 82nd different track where he’s raced to a WoO A-Feature triumph. Last season, Schatz was victorious in a pair of WoO debuts, scoring wins at Rockford Speedway and Angel Park Speedway.

Schatz has two career Beaver Dam WoO wins, and Saturday night, he’ll be looking to join Joey Saldana as a two-time winner of the “JB”. The event is being managed by SLS Promotions, which includes Scott Boyd, who is the son of the late Jim Boyd. In the 2010, the family began staging the race in honor of their father at the 1/3-mile, semi-banked, dirt oval. Saldana won the first two races, but a new driver has claimed the 40-lap A-Feature each year since. Schatz, who has finished inside the top-10 in all seven previous events, surged from 10th to win the race in 2015 and last year charged from 14th to finish third.

Tuesday’s victory for Schatz extended his lead in the WoO championship standings to 84 points over Brad Sweet through 37 of the 92 scheduled races in 2017. He is the only driver with double digit wins and his 29 top-five finishes also is most by any driver.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: IOWA/WISCONSIN

• Donny Schatz scored his 50th career WoO A-Feature win on Oct 7, 2006 at Knoxville Raceway. The victory was his first WoO A-Feature triumph in the state of Iowa.

• Schatz has won 21 WoO A-Feature main events in Iowa and they have come at three dirt ovals. He has won 15 at Knoxville, five at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer and one at 34 Raceway in W. Burlington.

• The win at 34 Raceway was an historic victory. The victory was his 154th career WoO A-Feature win and broke a tie with Mark Kinser to move Schatz into third all-time in WoO wins.

• Schatz earned his first Beaver Dam victory in July 2002 when he led all 40 laps of the main event. After an opening lap red flag, Schatz reported to his crew that his brakes weren’t working properly. He would lead all 40 laps en route to his second win of the week. Four days prior, Schatz won the $20,000 Duel in the Dakotas finale at his home track of Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo.

• Schatz has won seven career WoO A-Features in the state of Wisconsin. He is a five-time winner at Cedar Lake Speedway in Somerset, has two wins at Beaver Dam and a victory at Angell Park Speedway.

For Friday’s race at West Liberty, the pit gates at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com or call (563) 744-3620.

Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit wismotorsports.com or call 920-887-1600.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live audio coverage is available as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

After winning your 11th WoO A-Feature race of the season, you talked about how tough the competition is this year on tour. Where would you rate the level of competition in 2017 as compared to other seasons in your career?

“It’s really tough to compare things like that from year to year. I just know that right winning Outlaw races is as tough as it’s ever been. There are a lot of cars out here with us every night capable of winning. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by an incredible group of people that put me in position to win and we do the best we can. Tuesday’s race was awfully close. I was able to get past Jason (Johnson) on that restart about halfway through the race, but I don’t think I really ever got to far away from him. Brad Sweet was right there and he’s been running extremely good all season. There are a lot of drivers and teams that have been out here a while and you can see that they’ve worked hard to improve. We got off to a great start, but the last couple of months it’s been tough getting wins. I know Rick (Warner), Scuba (Steve Swenson) and Brad (Mariscotti) are extremely competitive and work endless hours trying to keep us ahead of the competition. We’re excited about the week ahead and heading into July with all of the big races that are coming up.”

What are the challenges of racing a new track like West Liberty?

“For the most part, it’s like any other night minus a little bit of track history. I’ve been out here more than 20 years and Rick has been out here just as long so we have a pretty big database built. The main thing is that in dirt track racing you are never going to get two tracks the same. There are too many variables, so we are actually racing on a new surface every night. We may have a better idea of how things are going to go at places we’ve been to a lot, but it’s still the same recipe. You hope to have the best handling car at the end of the night so that you can compete for wins. Experience is a big factor and I’m surrounded by a really good group of guys. We’ll unload the car with a starting point we think gives us the best chance and make changes as the night goes on. It’s a big deal for us to race at new tracks and bring our sport to new fans. Hopefully, it’s a great show and we can be part of it.”

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – Following the excitement of the 69th annual Pay Less Little 500 in May, the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series is ready to get back in action with the second-annual Firecracker 50 at Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Mich.

The fourth event on the series’ North division calendar sees two-time defending champion Jimmy McCune enter Independence Day weekend as the points leader.

McCune already has two wins in the first three races of the year, completing a sweep of the series’ opening weekend of action at Anderson Motor Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway on April 21-22.

The Toledo, Ohio carries a 31-point margin over Bobby Santos entering the weekend, and will be looking to extend that gap at a track where he finally scored his first career win during last year’s Firecracker 50.

“Last year’s win was really cool, but as a team, we just take it one race at a time and try to win each time we hit the track,” McCune said of his mindset. “This time at Owosso is no different. We’ll go out, try and make the car the best we can and see if we can get our third win of the year on Saturday.”

McCune will have a list of characters to defeat, however, if he is going to etch his name into the Owosso record books as a winner for the second-consecutive year.

2014 Owosso winner Brian Gerster and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom are among the expected challengers to the dominance of the No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts and Sales/B&B Machinery Movers sprinter.

Alongside the Must See Racing sprint cars, the Midwest Compact Front Wheel Drives, Sportsmans and Pure Stocks will also be on the racing card.

Pit gates open at noon on Saturday; with grandstands following at 2 p.m. as hot laps kick off. Qualifying rolls at 5 and racing begins at 7.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $10 for children ages six to 12 and admission is free for those five and under. There will also be a special family pack deal offered, with two adults and two childrens’ tickets available for $45.

For more information on the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, including race results, upcoming events and team and driver news, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

World Renowned Fine Artist Tom Fritz Launches New Website

Los Angeles, Ca: Licensed Harley-Davidson Artist and masterful Hot Rod Artist Tom Fritz to launch new online web store where viewers can browse and buy American Harley-Davidson Art and Hot Rod Art. Fans and followers can enjoy the culture through interesting articles and videos. “Contemporary fine art is most often either arcane or merely decorative. It is not often that you discover modern works of art that are rich in narrative and have the capacity to illicit longing and wonder. And you most definitely won’t find these qualities in automotive art – with the exception of Tom Fritz’s artwork. He achieves these effects and more. Auto enthusiasts should be thrilled to have an artist of this caliber in their midst.” – Dylan Stewart

Art collectors, art dealers, art lovers, automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide may now view and purchase online the timeless work of American artist Tom Fritz. The new website features over one hundred fine art originals as well as seventy-two fine art prints. It may be browsed from any mobile device or computer at www.fritzart.com.

If you love Harley-Davidson Art or Hot Rod Art, you are going to want to peruse this website. A collectable fine art print or original painting from Tom will make a prime addition to your home or art collection. It could also make a top-notch gift!

About Artist Tom Fritz Tom is a highly acclaimed Hot Rod artist and licensed Harley-Davidson artist. Tom was commissioned by Harley-Davidson in 2001 to paint an image commemorating their 100th Anniversary, and has since been licensed by the Motor Company to pursue his continuing investigation into their colorful and multi-faceted history. Vintage Motorcycle Art prints are one of Tom’s specialties. Tom is famous for his 2013 Muscle Car Forever Stamp series commissioned by the United States Postal Service. His work can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum, the corporate office of the AAA, Red Bull, the Wally Parks’ NHRA Museum, Pittsburgh Paint and Glass, General Motors, and the Ford Motor Company. His work has been reproduced in several internationally published magazines and as posters for numerous motorsports events.

Perhaps Tom's most esteemed award is the Peter Helck Award (Best in Show) at the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) Premier Exhibition at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. He won it for the SEVENTH time for his painting “No Louder Thunder”, as granted by his peer artists!

visit http://www.fritzart.com

 

 

 

Soares 13th at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- A busy month of June for Jarrett Soares continued this past weekend as he battled with the King of the West Series at Petaluma Speedway for the series’ eighth event of the 2017 season. When it was all said and done, Soares would take home a 13th place finish.

“Petaluma has always been a tough track for me, and Saturday night it threw everyone a bit of a curveball with how slick it was,” Soares said. “Brian and my dad worked really hard all night to give me a great racecar.”

Timing in 13th fastest in qualifying time trials, Soares would race to a sixth place finish in his heat race aboard the American Tool & Mfg./C&H Veteran Enterprises/Dickens Cider backed No. 12 machine.

Lining up 13th in the feature event, a slick surface would continue to be tough on Soares as he admittedly still is trying to get comfortable searching for grip.

With a couple stoppages coming in the first laps, Soares would settle into a nice groove when the race got into an extended green-flag run. Running a patient race, Soares would hold down the 13th spot for the duration of the race.

Racing with the likes of Chase Majdic and Brent Bjork in the latter stages of the race, Soares would hang to end his night with a 13th place finish.

“It was pretty tricky in the feature event,” Soares added. “We had a good car, but I need to be even more patient when the track is like that. We have a pretty big weekend on tap and hopefully we can put some good runs together.”

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

ON TAP: Soares returns to action with the King of the West Series on Friday night in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday nigh tin Calistoga, CA. Saturday night will also see Soares compete with the SCCT 360 Series in ‘Stoga, and there is even a Sunday race in Petaluma, CA that the team may hit.

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The Breakdown: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Deer Creek Speedway

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — June 22, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on Thursday, June 29 for the Asgrow/Dekalb Clash at the Creek. The series last visited the track in 2015, with Brad Sweet picking up the win. Each of the last six races for the Outlaws at Deer Creek have seen a different driver pick up the win. This year’s edition of the Clash at the Creek will be the final race of the season in the state of Minnesota for the “Greatest Show on Dirt.” This edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for the Asgrow/Dekalb Clash at the Creek for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Deer Creek Speedway on June 29.

The track

Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked, three-eights-mile. The track record of 11.474-seconds was established by David Gravel on September 13, 2014.

Past winners

Brad Sweet was victorious in 2015 at Deer Creek Speedway, taking the lead from his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman on the third lap and holding off a hard-charging Donny Schatz down the stretch.

Paul McMahan won at Deer Creek in 2014, while Australia Ian Madsen won his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at the track in 2013. Craig Dollansky, who hails from Elk River, Minn., won in 2012 at Deer Creek, with 20-time series champion Steve Kinser adding the track to the amazing list of venues that he has won at in his career, in 2012.

Joey Saldana won each of the first two World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at Deer Creek in 2009 and 2010. He is the only driver to have more than one win at the track with the series.

The players

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has 16 card-carrying members this year, led by Donny Schatz. Brad Sweet is currently second in points, with David Gravel just a few points behind him in third. Sweet teammate Daryn Pittman is fourth in the standings, with Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five. Jason Johnson currently rides sixth in points, with rookie Sheldon Haudenschild seventh, Joey Saldana eighth, Logan Schuchart ninth and Jason Sides 10th.

Also on the road this year are veteran drivers Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and Greg Wilson, as well as young drivers Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp and rookie Brent Marks.

Veteran presence

Donny Schatz has finished seventh or better in all seven of his starts at Deer Creek Speedway as he chases his first win at the track. Daryn Pittman has only made three starts at the track, but has finished in the top-five in all three of those races, as he too looks for his first win at Deer Creek. Jason Sides has made a handful of starts at Deer Creek in his career.

Return visit

Shane Stewart made his first ever start at Deer Creek Speedway in 2015. The driver of the No. 2 machine for the Larson Marks Racing team is a past winner in Minnesota at Granite City Speedway near St. Cloud. Jason Johnson, the 2016 winner of the Knoxville Nationals, also made his first appearance at Deer Creek in 2015, picking up a top-10 finish.

The next generation

A group of young drivers is leading the next wave of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors. Leading the way is Connecticut native David Gravel, who has nine wins this season. Gravel will be making his fourth start at Deer Creek Speedway and has two straight top-five runs at the track.

The Shark Racing team of Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen are on the road again this season. Allen finished sixth at Deer Creek Speedway in 2015, after racing his way into the top-three in the latter states of the race.

First timers

Greg Wilson, the defending Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, will be seeing Deer Creek Speedway for the first time, as will teenager Clyde Knipp from Missouri. Knipp is in his first full season with the series, after joining the tour last summer, after graduating from high school. Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania will each be making their initial start at Deer Creek Speedway.

Invaders

Among the “invaders” expected at the Asgrow/Dekalb Clash at the Creek are Ian and Kerry Madsen. Each of the Australian-born brothers has a victory with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season in the state of Minnesota, with those coming in the Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex earlier this month. Brian Brown, who won with the Outlaws in Arizona back in the spring, is also tentatively scheduled to compete with the series at Deer Creek Speedway.

Tickets for the Asgrow/Dekalb Clash at the Creek, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Deer Creek Speedway on Thursday, June 29, 2017 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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Race of Champions Sportsman Tour Visits Ohsweken on Minor Sports Team Night Presented by Pinty’s Delicious Foods

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 22, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway’s 22nd season of competitions continues on Friday night when the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour visits on Minor Sports Team Night presented by Pinty’s Delicious Foods. Children wearing their Minor Sports Team jerseys will be admitted free and will also be entered to win a special Ohsweken Speedway Prize Pack.

Pinty’s Delicious Foods night marks the first of two Sportsman Modified races at Ohsweken in 2017. Also on the schedule are the Kool Kids-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Admission for adults is just $14, $10 for seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.

Race of Champions Sportsman Tour The Race of Champions Sportsman Tour returns to Ohsweken for the second time in its history. Friday’s race is the first of six on the Series’ 2017 schedule. Last season, Chad Chevalier won over Cody McPherson, Mark Chiddy, Justin Sharpe and Charlie Lynch. The ultra-competitive Sportsman division is guaranteed to provide plenty of side-by-side action. Additional event information is available at www.rocmodifiedseries.com.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars Dylan Westbrook has held the hot hand with the Kool Kids-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. After last week’s win, Westbrook enters this week’s action as the point leader, although by an incredibly small margin. Westbrook’s advantage is just two points over Jim Huppunen, who also has a weekly win this season. Cory Turner, Ryan Turner and Mikey Kruchka also sit in the top-five through three weekly races this season. A total of 22 different drivers have attempted to run a Kool Kids-Corr/Pak race this season.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division got its third different winner in four races when Mack DeMan earned the victory last week. DeMan also took over the point lead in the championship standings with a three point gap over Jesse McDonald. Ryan Hunsinger, who has a pair of wins this season, is third in the standings while Holly Porter and Mike Thorne sit tied for fourth to round out the top-five. Josh Hansen is the top rookie driver in seventh in the standings and is coming off a third-place finish last week.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks Last week’s Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature was a thriller as Dave Bailey got his third win of the season when he beat Ryan Dinning to the line by just 0.005 seconds. Bailey sits at the top of the point standings through three weeks of competition with a 34-point lead over Ken Sargent. Jim Lampman, Dinning occupy positions three and four, respectively, while Derek Lemyre and Trevor DeBoer are deadlocked for fifth.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Rookie driver Nick Masi turned heads when he drove from the 22nd starting position to win his first career HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature in a rain-shortened race last Friday night. Nonetheless, the impressive drive vaulted the winner up to 10th in the title standings. Mark Bazuin is the current point leader with a seven-point buffer over Jon Janssens. Meanwhile, Brandon Crumbie, Brandon Janssens and Aaron Rewutzsky round out the top-five.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers have tight points race ongoing with four different winners in as many races so far this season. Lucas Smith is the current point leader and has a victory the came on opening night. Paul Longboat sits 17 points back in second and Gillian Hils, who won two weeks ago, is third. Dustin Longboat sits fourth after four weeks and last week’s winner Alex Maas occupies fifth.

Tickets Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

Action Xpo Action Xpo is coming to Ohsweken Speedway on July 1 and is the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. The inaugural event features the best Pro and Amateur Action Sports Athletes including YouTube star Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games, Vendors, and other heart-stopping thrill shows as well as a massive fireworks display. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.actionxpo.com.

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

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

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Tankersley, Dover, Johnson, Kulhanek, Rilat and Taylor Score Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - TROUTDALE, Ore. (June 22, 2017) - A half dozen Inside Line Promotions drivers registered a feature victory last weekend to highlight a strong week for Team ILP.

Channin Tankersley kicked off the action on Friday by scoring his first ASCS Gulf South Region win of the season at Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas. It gives him at least one triumph with the region during each of the last seven seasons.

Jack Dover was one of five winners on Saturday as he scored his seventh victory in the last 12 races during a Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints event at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb. He also placed third on Sunday at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska.

Chase Johnson recorded his first career King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series win on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

Ray Allen Kulhanek produced an ASCS Gulf South Region triumph on Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, to extend his lead in the championship standings. He also placed second the previous night at Bronco Motor Speedway.

Travis Rilat rallied from fifth to post his second straight victory in Montana as he claimed the inaugural Northwest Challenge Series event at BMP Speedway in Billings on Saturday.

Zac Taylor was victorious on Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. He also ended fourth the previous night at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo.

Other Team ILP clients with at least one top-five finish include:

Kerry Madsen led Big Game Motorsports to a runner-up result last Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and a fourth-place finish on Tuesday at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Giovanni Scelzi placed second at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on Friday before netting a fifth-place result on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., to maintain his lead in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings.

Dominic Scelzi earned a runner-up result on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the IRA Series.

Seth Bergman picked up a second-place finish on Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek race.

Mandy Chick ended second on Saturday at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Mo., for the second straight week.

Trey Starks scored a third-place result on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

Tommy Bryant maneuvered from 10th to third on Saturday at Battleground Speedway with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Johnny Herrera capped the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek with a fourth-place run on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

Dylan Cisney recorded a fourth-place finish at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday.

Marshall Skinner charged from 14th to fourth during the Hooker Hood Classic last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Zane Lawrence produced a fifth-place result on Friday at Bronco Motor Speedway with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Rob Chaney guided CH Motorsports to a fifth-place finish on Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, during an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek race.

Sammy Swindell led half of the Hooker Hood Classic at Riverside International Speedway before he battled from the back to end fifth following a flat tire.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Jack Dover - 7 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13 and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 17); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 4 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22 and June 17; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26 and Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3 and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10); Derek Hagar - 3 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1 and Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Kerry Madsen - 3 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12 and June 2); Zac Taylor - 3 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3 and June 17); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Chase Johnson - 2 (Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9 and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on June 17); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Austen Wheatley - 2 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20); Seth Bergman - 1 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6); Zach Blurton - 1 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Trey Starks - 1 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9) and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

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Scelzi Earns Top 10 at Knoxville and Runner-Up Result at Angell Park

Inside Line Promotions - SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (June 22, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi captured his best finish of the season last Sunday at Angell Park Speedway, where he garnered a runner-up result to cap a strong week of competition.

The action began a week ago Tuesday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., where Scelzi opened the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show by qualifying 13th quickest during his debut at the high-banked oval. He then placed fifth in a heat race to lock the family owned, Roth Motorsports backed team into the 17th starting position in the main event.

"We moved forward a couple of positions, but a mechanical problem about 10 laps in sidelined us," he said after being credited with a 20th -place result.

Scelzi ventured to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

"It sprinkled from hot laps through the main event," he said. "We had storms all around us. It misted and sprinkled the whole night. The track wasn't able to clean off. Everyone was running around the top in the feature. One guy crashed and then I passed two other guys when they moved to the bottom. (Danny) Lasoski got me at the end for seventh. It was another strong run at Knoxville."

Scelzi timed in 10th quickest before he finished third in a heat race. He advanced two positions to post an eighth-place finish in the main event. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/5EchkKh6JXs.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway, where Scelzi qualified third quickest to kick off the IRA Series event. He advanced to a third-place result in a heat race and started the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We led the first half of the race before we got caught up in traffic," he said. "(Bill) Balog got by me. I got back to his bumper and was about to go around him when we had a caution with about 12 laps to go. Bill got a great restart and it took me a while to get back to him. With about two laps to go I was trying to set up a pass. There was a lapped car on the outside. I went low to get by both of them. Bill also went low and I had to get on the brakes. That was my last move. We had a car that could have won so it was frustrating to miss that opportunity, but it shows how good of a car Scotty and Brandon have been giving me each night to be in that position to race for a win."

Scelzi ended second, which marked his third top five of the season. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/XkOGqRYWhWg.

Scelzi is flying home to California to drive for Nick McColloch this Saturday during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 13 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 20 (17).

June 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 8 (10).

June 18 - Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation, Inc.

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"My mom and uncle started the business in 1996," Scelzi said. "It's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1. Everyone there has been a big part of the team."

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

 

 

SPRINT CARS HEADLINE SATURDAY’S BECHTELSVILLE CAR WASH NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW

MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN LOOK TO ADD NEW FEATURE WINNERS TO THE LIST OF 20 WINNERS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 22, 2017 . . . The excitement of Sprint car racing action will be part of the Bechtelsville Auto Wash tripleheader show at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. This will be a first time appearance for the popular Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series racers.

And eyes will also be on the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman stock car racers as the two divisions try to add new names to the lengthy list of NASCAR feature winners. With mid-season here there have already been 20 different drivers make it to victory lane in the regular Saturday NASCAR stock car racing action. The Late Models are being replaced by the MASS Sprinters this weekend.

The tripleheader show will have the Sprints running in a 25-lap feature, while the Modifieds go 30 laps and Sportsman run 25 laps. A full series of qualifying events will decide who gets to race in the features.

Heading up the expected strong contingent of Sprints will be Doylestown’s Tim Tanner who is coming off a big win at Delaware Int’l Speedway. Other popular Sprint racers planning to run on Saturday include Tommy Carberry, Rick Stief, Eddie Wagner, Jeff Geiges, Dave Graber and a host of others.

In addition to the prize money two hard chargers will receive a right rear tire courtesy of their sponsor Thayer Performance Engineering and Parts.

Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $18 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free. Active military with proper ID are admitted free and there is free parking on the speedway grounds.

The Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet session at the front gate when it opens will feature Modified racer Brian Houseknecht and keeping it in the family Sportsman racer Paul Houseknecht will represent the Sportsman racers. Representing MASS will be David Bonner. The three racers will have their race cars on display, sign autographs and pose for photos.

BRC Late Model racers will use the night off to get ready for their biggest event of the season, the Firecracker 40, on Saturday, July 1st. The TP Trailers Modifieds and Sportsman will also be part of that tripleheader holiday weekend show. Adult admission will be $20 while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and children 5 and under are admitted free.

For more information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or 610.754.7688.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (June 22, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP rolls into Merritt Speedway for round three of the MAHLE/ Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge five-race series.

Berkley, Michigan’s Thomas Schinderle is tied with Joe Swanson (Etna Green, Indiana) for the MAHLE/ Clevite BLC point lead. They are followed by Steve Irwin (Fenton, Michigan), Dain Naida (Adrian, Michigan), and Chris Jones (Allen, Michigan).

Schinderle also leads the SOD season point standings and The Perfit Corporation SOD Series Rookie of the Year standings.

The first MAHLE/Clevite BLC race was at Baer Field Motorsports Park and was won by Delta, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti. Round two was at Thunderbird Raceway where Chad Blonde made a last lap pass of Schinderle to take home the win.

Two SOD events were scheduled at Merritt last year, but one was rained out. 2016 SOD Champion Brian Smith (Fremont, Ohio) won the show that was completed. Schinderle, racing a 305 cubic inch engine, finished a strong second.

Merritt Speedway management has made numerous changes to the already top-notch facility. New lighting, additional new grandstands, and track resurfacing are just three of the upgrades that SOD competitors are anxious to see.

The BLC is being contested on five different speedways; Baer Field Motorsports Park, Thunderbird Raceway, Merritt Speedway, Crystal Motor Speedway, and Manistee County Fairgrounds Speedway. The BLC also includes its own point fund with $1,000 going to the champion.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For complete information about all 2017 SOD events, follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Sponsor), MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), and XYZ Machining (Season Sportman & Crew Chief Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Jason Solwold Prepares For 2017 Dirt Cup At Skagit

By Ben Deatherage

Burlington, Washington- After not being in action the week before Jason Solwold is extremely thrilled to get to racing beginning on Thursday, June 22nd, all the way till Saturday, the 24th. All three nights will be for the prestigious Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway against the always competitive American Sprint Car Series-National Tour. The Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned Shaylene Raye Motorsports/Scottie's Plumbing/Northwest Team Excavating/Heavy D/Pops Entertainment/Al Parker Engines/Doyle Guffie's Rallye Auto Sales/Anderson Powerwashing/Meyer Sign & Advertising/KarMart Motorsports/Speedmart Inc./Kevin Sharrah Designs/Triple X Race Co./Slade Shock Technology/Pro Signs/Wings Unlimited #18 XXX won the event in 2015.

“It was really cool to win it,” commented Solwold, “We were on top of our game that night and last year we were really good up till Saturday.”

Jason would place fourth in the final night in 2016. In just four starts at Skagit this year he has managed to win on two occasions. The team has managed to put together a healthy string of top five results.

“We’re all ready to go and do well. We always hope for the best and hope everything falls into our favor. The pill draw on the first night sets the tone on how your weekend can go. Hopefully the track is wide and racy and put on a good show.”

Things won’t slow down anytime soon for the team. Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Washington, will have the Fred Brownfield Classic that pays tribute to the late Fred Brownfield. It is an event that Solwold would love to add to his already prestigious resume.

2017 Sponsors: Shaylene Raye Motorsports Scottie's Plumbing Northwest Team Excavating Heavy D Pops Entertainment Al Parker Engines Doyle Guffie's Rallye Auto Sales Anderson Powerwashing Meyer Sign & Advertising KarMart Motorsports Speedmart Inc. Kevin Sharrah Designs Triple X Race Co. Slade Shock Technology Pro Signs Wings Unlimited

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports looks to overcome motor woes
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 21, 2017 – After dealing with a perplexing engine problem in its previous race, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team went into last Saturday’s Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program thinking those motor woes had been straightened away.
The engine issue forced the team to scratch from the Midwest Sprint Car Association A main at Angell Park on Sunday, June 11. On the following day, the Pokorski crew went through the process of pulling the motor out of the car. While doing so, the team found that a piece in the fuel injection system had come loose.
Upon fixing the fuel injection issue, the team pulled into The Plymouth Dirt Track to take on a stout field of 31 PDTR Sprint Cars on Saturday, June 17.
However, once again the evening was cut short when motor problems resurfaced in hot laps. After attempting to fix the problem to no avail, the team was forced to scratch for the evening.
“We aren’t sure what’s wrong with the car yet,” Pokorski said. “We pulled the motor out on Monday and we will send it to our engine builder to get it check out.
“We will be working over the next few days to get our back-up J&J car out again to race this weekend,” he said.
The team is eyeing another doubleheader weekend, which is scheduled to start with an event at Spring Lake Speedway in Unity on Friday, June 23, followed by a return to The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 24.
“I have never raced up a Unity,” Pokorski said. “I have only seen the pictures of the track that others have posted. I’m looking forward to racing there.”
Spring Lake Speedway is located at 4854 County Road F in Unity Wisconsin. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with racing set to start at 7:30 p.m.
Spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with racing set to start at 6 p.m. this Saturday, June 24 at Plymouth.
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase - Acme Armature Works Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Acme Armature Works Inc. of Sheboygan as a new sponsor for the 2017 racing season
Acme Armature Works Inc. debuted last September when Chad Bahrs purchased Sheboygan Armature Works. Located at 2727 North 21st St. in Sheboygan, Acme Armature Works specializes in electrical and servo motor repair and sales for industrial and commercial customers.
Bahrs, who resides in Elkhart Lake with his wife Jamie and three children, describes Acme Armature Works as a one-stop electrical apparatus service shop.
"We specialize in all types of electric motors, spindles, servo motors, and electro-mechanical devices for industrial, commercial and agricultural customers," Bahrs said. "We are a factory-authorized warranty service center for a wide range of manufactures. We also offer value-added services such as an in-house machine shop, computerized precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis, predictive/preventative maintenance, welding and light fabricating."
When it comes to diagnosing problems, providing proper repair analysis and delivering top-notch service for servo motors, Acme's repair team boasts over 100 years of combined experience working with a wide selection of complex motor systems.
"We specialize in fast, accurate repair, rewind and re-manufacture of all brands of servo motors," Bahrs said. "During our repair process, every encoder or all feedback devices are checked for proper signals and alignment."
Acme Armature Works is PDTA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) and EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) certified. In addition, Acme recently earned the Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100-2015) accreditation.
Bahrs says Acme's ability to provide unique in-shop services sets it apart among its competition.
"I think the fact that we do balancing, machine work and welding in our shop sets us apart," Bahrs said. "We have the ability to do blower wheel balancing, provide a wide range of machine work and weld cast iron, which you don't see in every other shop."
Acme Armature Works also sells many makes and models of electric and servo motors.
Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Acme Armature Works Inc. via email at info@acmearmature.com, by calling the 24-hour service line at 920-452-3389 or visiting www.acmearmature.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.
2017 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule

Friday, June 23 – Spring Lake Speedway in Unity, Wisconsin (MSA)
Saturday, June 24 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Sunday, July 2 – 141 Speedway in Francis Creek (IRA)
Friday, July 7 – Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam (MSA)
Saturday, July 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers

Total Events - 6
MSA events - 6
IRA events - 0
A-Main Victories - 1
Top Five A-Main Finishes - 3
Top 10 A-Main Finishes - 3
Heat Race Victories - 0

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd 5th at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Richard Vander Weerd had another strong run with the USAC West Coast 360’s on Saturday night in Hanford, CA. Running in a lead pack all race long, Vander Weerd would take the checkered flag with a fifth place finish.

“We were right in the mix most of the night,” Vander Weerd said. “We got racing pretty hard in traffic, and we came out of the deal with a fifth place finish.”

Timing his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 10 machine in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials.

On the slick Keller Auto Speedway, Vander Weerd would record a second place finish during his heat race and put himself in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

With the track continuing to slick off, Vander Weerd would get the bottom working early as he chased after Austin Liggett, Danny Faria, and others.

Tight knit racing would see the lead group battle bumper to bumper and wheel to wheel as traffic would get dense at times. Holding down the fourth spot for much of the race in the Basic Industries/Factory Kahne Shocks/SWE machine, Vander Weerd would get held up in traffic late in the race.

Choosing wrong while dealing with the slower car, Vander Weerd would lose a spot and settle for a fifth place finish at the checkered flag.

“Traffic got a little dicey, and it ended up costing us a spot,” Vander Weerd added. “It was a good run in front of a good crowd so we will take it and move on to Perris this weekend.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd will be in action with the USAC/CRA Series on Saturday night in Perris, CA.

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

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Claims ASCS Speedweek Championship With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: With another speedweek in the books, comes another satisfied champion that choses to run KSE Racing Products.

The always grueling Lucas Oil Sizzling Summer Speedweek came to a close over the weekend, and it was Aaron Reutzel using KSE Racing Products to claim wins at Lucas Oil Speedway and Creek County Speedway to earn the honor of being crowned Speedweek Champion.

Kyle Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team have been extremely tough to beat at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, and on Friday night Hirst used KSE Racing Products to pick up his third career David Tarter Memorial feature event win.

Kyle Larson simply showed why he is one of the best to strap into anything. Last Tuesday night, Larson made his first ever start aboard the Stenhouse, Jr/Wood Racing No. 17 machine with the World of Outlaws, and went on to use his KSE Racing Products to score the World of Outlaws win in his first ever appearance at the Eagle Raceway.

Chase Johnson won his first ever King of the West race on Saturday night as he picked up the win in front of his hometown crowd at Petaluma Speedway, as Jonathan Allard also scored his first ever SCCT win during his first start of the season in California at Antioch Speedway.

Other winners who chose KSE Racing Products include David Gravel at the River Cities Speedway, Tim Shaffer at Eldora, Brian Brown in Moberly, MO, Sam Hafertepe at Lawton Speedway, Kevin Thomas Jr, Spencer Bayston, Chris Windom, and Tyler Courtney each won in PA during USAC Eastern Storm, while Bill Balong won at Angell Park Speedway, Chad Blonde triumphed at Butler Motor Speedway, and Brad Loyet won with the MOWA at St. Fancois County Raceway.

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

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

 

 

In the Hunt!
Off Road Speedway, Norfolk, NE – 6/20/2017
Jason Martin and the BM Motorsports team once again proved they are contenders every night they hit the race track. On Saturday Night, June 17th, the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series traveled north of Lincoln to Norfolk, Nebraska’s Off Road Speedway for the first stop for the weekend. Jason said of the track, “That place is one of the coolest places we’ve raced at this year.” “It’s not too often now days that you can get a race track that has a top and a bottom to race on.” Martin started in the 6th position in the heat race and worked his way up to 3rd, which put him in the redraw for the feature. The number 5 pill was the selected starting spot for the feature. Speaking of the redraw topic, Martin explained, “The redraw deal is simply luck and unfortunately you can be the high point guy or the last car in the redraw and get to start on the front row by mere luck of the draw.” “We’ve been on both sides of the spectrum. It’s part of racing and something we can’t control. All I can do is make sure my cars are prepared and I am up for the challenge to have to pass cars and move forward. I felt like we’ve done a good job of that.” While starting in the 5th position, Jason went to work on getting towards the top spot. “It was a fun race, there was a lot of sliding each other and lap cars really became a key role in the outcome of the race,” Martin stated. “I think at one point we were up to 3rd in one corner and 6th the next, then we’d get a run around the bottom and pass three cars back.” Martin would clear fellow EMI competitors Jordan Boston and Ryan Roberts for 2nd with about 12 laps to go. Jack Dover had stretched out a comfortable straight away lead at that point, but was encountering heavy lap traffic. It took just 3 laps for the #36 car to close in. Unfortunately, a late race caution with 8 laps to go, would put lap cars in between Dover and Martin and give the leader a clear track for a few laps. “I really felt like we had one chance to get by Jack (Dover) there towards the end and I was running just hard enough to stay within a couple car lengths, hoping that we’d get to a lap car or two right at the end,” Martin stated. “Well that happened, but somewhat unexpectedly. I saw there was a lap car getting closer, but going down the front stretch Jack swerved left and I realized then that the lap car was trying to exit the track. I was just close enough that my first reaction was to go ahead and try and slide him at the same time. I was able to slide in front of him cleanly, but I slid too hard and blew through the cushion right at the exit of the corner and that allowed him to get away from us just enough.” Not how the playbook was written in Martin’s head, he says. ”I’d definitely planned to attack Jack a little differently there at the end, Jack’s one of the best in the country and you can’t give him the chance to come back at ya like that,” Martin stated. “At the end of the day, being in contention for the win says a lot for this race team!” Crossing the checkers in the second position continues the team successful debut season with their 10th top 5 finish in just 15 attempts.

81 Speedway, Park City, KS
On Sunday, the team headed south for an NCRA show at the world famous 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas. “We could have ran a little closer to home, but our main sponsor and car owner, DJ Bybee has a ton of friends, family, and customers in the Wichita area, so we needed to get down there and race in front of all those people” said Martin. “It ended up being great that we had the opportunity to run up front and thank all the fans for coming out and mention Bybee Electric to all the people there in attendance! Hopefully, they’ll call with any of their electric needs!” Running up front is something the team strives for and they’ve been working hard on their program to help maintain those types of results. Jason and the BM Motorsports team have their Briley Racing Engines and Schnee Chassis by EMI working really well at the moment, again charging from a few rows back in the A feature on Sunday to another 2nd place finish. Martin says, “I wish I could tell ya some exciting story about how we were trading sliders with guys, but I can’t.” “I think we did slide Don Droud Jr. there about half way through the feature when he got caught up behind a lap car, but other than that it was pretty much rip around the top in the rubber and run it as hard as you could. 25 non-stop green flag laps with only 11 cars running in the feature makes it hard for a guy to pass 4 of 5 cars and run down the leader, but again we know we’re pretty good right now and we’ll just have to keep up the hard work and we’ll knock off a few more wins.” That opportunity will come sooner than you know it. The team plans to try and get 3 nights of racing in this week. US-30 Speedway is the plan for Thursday evening with the Racesaver 305 division, then they plan to head down to Heartland Park in Topeka for a little bit of regional ASCS action. Saturday is a little up in the air currently, but they’re planning to go over to the “Sprint Car Capitol of the World” at Knoxville, Iowa, to get some quality laps leading up to the next few months of races they’ll be attending there.
Follow BM Motorsports at: www.bmmotorsports.net. You will be able to learn more about their driver, Jason Martin, see photographs of the car, and see all of the sponsors that have helped out!
You can also find the 2017 schedule so you can follow them to every race! Also, be sure to follow their driver, Jason Martin, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jasonmartinmotorsports/ for the latest news and updates.
UP NEXT: June 22nd, US 30 Speedway, Columbus, NE – June 23rd, Heartland Park, Topeka, KS – June 24th, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING WINS WORLDWIDE

Tennessee Chassis Manufacturer Scores Wins in United States, Australia & Canada

McKENZIE, Tenn. (June 21, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing left a worldwide mark over the weekend as eight teams utilizing the McKenzie, Tenn., manufactured chassis brand won racing events in Canada, Western Australia and the United States (U.S.). In addition to the weekend’s triumphs, J&J Auto Racing has posted wins in four different countries (New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the U.S.) and over 20 states.

A.J. Nash kicked off the weekend with a victory in the City of Karratha Northwest Sprintcar Stampede event at Nichol Bay Speedway in Burrup, Western Australia. The 360ci Sprint Car event victory marked Nash’s first of the 2017 racing season. Across the pond at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., Cody Gardner followed suit in the Eighth Annual Hooker Hood Classic, as he drove to the win in the 360ci division event on June 16 to grab his first checkered flag of the year. Gardner was followed to the line by fellow J&J Auto Racing drivers Ernie Ainsworth in third place and Marshall Skinner, who finished fourth. Ray Allen Kulhanek followed suit on June 17 with a win against the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Gulf South Region 360ci Sprint Car field at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, to earn his fourth victory of the season.

A quad of 305ci Sprint Car competitors also found victory lane behind the wheel of a J&J chassis last week, as Mack DeMan picked up his first win of the year in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada on June 16. DeMan started 10th and sliced his way through the field to earn the win. On June 17, Tyler Drueke charged through the field at Eagle Raceway to earn his second win of the season in IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series competition. Working his way through the pack, Drueke took the lead with three laps to go to grab the win.

At Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on June 17, Brad Comegys stayed patient through multiple attempts to start the 305ci Sprint Car Division feature event to find himself on the pole. Entering lapped traffic by lap nine, Comegys kept his cool to earn his first career victory at the legendary half-mile oval. Wrapping up the weekend was a win by Caleb Saiz at Sandia Speedway in Albuquerque, New Mexico, against the stout field of New Mexico Motor Racing Association (NMMRA) entrants. The victory was his first in 2017.

Ringing in the first official week of summer, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s Donny Schatz scored his 11th World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the 2017 season at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., on June 20. The win marked Schatz’s 14th overall on the season. He leads the WoO point standings by 84 heading into races in Iowa and Wisconsin later this week.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for June 16 - 17, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

6/16/17 A.J. Nash Nichol Bay Speedway/W. Aus. 360 Sprintcar Stampede

6/16/17 Mack DeMan Ohsweken Speedway/Canada 305ci Crate Division

6/16/17 Cody Gardner Riverside International Spwy./AR Hooker Hood Classic

6/17/17 Tyler Drueke Eagle Raceway/NE IMCA Racesaver

6/17/17 Brad Comegys Knoxville Raceway/IA 305ci Weekly Division

6/17/17 Ray Allen Kulhanek Battleground Speedway/TX ASCS Gulf South Region

6/17/17 Caleb Saiz Sandia Speedway/NM 305ci Winged Division

6/20/17 Donny Schatz Granite City Speedway/MN WoO

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

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

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Begins Its Western Swing at Stateline Speedway Thanks to Bonnell’s Collision Centers

(Busti, NY) The Patriot Sprint Tour will continue its trek all over the Northeast with its next stop being at the Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY just south of Jamestown.

Last season, a packed grandstand saw Michigan’s Dain Naida and Joe Trenca battle for the win with Naida coming out on top. It was Naida’s first career PST victory. Trenca will be seeking revenge this coming Saturday, and joining him will be all the stars of the Patriot Sprint Tour such as Jared Zimbardi, Kyle Drum, Steve Collins, Jordan Thomas, and Darryl Ruggles.

Race Fans of Western New York will get a preview of what to expect as the following week will be the second annual Bonnell’s Collision Centers Western Speedweek of Money- three straight nights of racing all paying a top prize of $4,000 and $325 to qualify. It begins Thursday, June 29 at the McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, PA. The following night, the series returns to Raceway 7 in Conneaut, OH for the second time in 2017. The weekend concludes, Saturday July 1, at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA. Both weekends is brought you by former PST Competitor, Scott Bonnell, owner of Bonnell’s Collision Center, of Erie, PA.

Family owned and operated since 1985, Scott Bonnell and the employees at Bonnell’s have built a reputation of excellence.

Bonnell’s Collision is a AAA approved auto collision center. The AAA Approved Auto Repair program approves only facilities that meet the highest standards in accident repair & automobile painting, competency, reliability, cleanliness, overall experience and fair pricing. These repair facilities employ only trained, certified technicians, and offer timely repairs, convenient hours and good service.

Bonnell’s Collision is committed to the Erie community. Their 80 local employees volunteer their time and services in the community to make Erie stronger. Not only are they a proud supporter of PST, they are also a proud sponsor of Auto Racers for Kids Charities! You can visit bonnellscollsion.com for more information!

As always, all fans are encouraged to check out patriotsprinttour.com for up to the minute news, schedule info, point standings, etc. You can also like “Patriot Sprint Tour” on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter.
The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

 

 

Skagit Dirt Cup Weekend Next For Northwest Focus Midget Series

By Ben Deatherage

Alger, Washington- After a rare Friday night only show last weekend the Northwest Focus Midget Series is excited to return to Skagit Speedway for two races this week. Thursday, June 22nd, and Friday, the 23rd, will have the series be the support division for the 2017 Dirt Cup. It is without a doubt one of the biggest race weekends in the entire state of Washington.

“We’re very excited with over thirty cars scheduled to race on Thursday and Friday,” commented series co-owner Carla Stewart, “Also we are thrilled to announce that Kevin “KO” Olson has flown in to drive the #92 Midget both nights. He will also be having a meet and greet/book signing on Saturday at Fan Fest.”

2017 has seen an impressive season by defending champion Nick Evans with three victories overall. Tristin Thomas has also scored a fair number of wins, with two, while Ross Rankine and Colton Heath have one trip to the winner’s circle each.

Skagit Speedway has hosted twelve Northwest Focus Midget Series events with five different drivers managing to obtain victories. Tristin Thomas has the most wins, with five, while Garrett Thomas has parked it in the winner’s circle three times. Defending track champion Nick Evans has two triumphs at Skagit while the only single race winners are Kelsey Carpenter and Ross Rankine. Tristin Thomas is also the leader in the Skagit Speedway track championship for the Midgets.

For all the latest news and info regarding the Northwest Focus Midget Series visit northwestfocusmidgets.com You can also get information via your favorite mobile device by checking out the Northwest Focus Midget Series page on Facebook or on Twitter @NW_focus. If you can’t make it to the races you can LISTEN LIVE on the RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network at http://www.racinboys.com/

Northwest Focus Midgets - Upcoming Events
northwestfocusmidgets.com
after picking up his second win in as many summer challenge series starts tristin thomas of burlington washington slips into a slim 2 point lead over mccleary ...

In other news Dirt Co Media House has released the short film “Focus” which can be found on the series Twitter and Facebook accounts. Also the Summer Challenge will be boasting a $10,000.00 point fund with all of the updated details on the series website. Hats are now available for just $10.00 and there are still t-shirts and hoodies still in stock.

Past Northwest Focus Midget Series Winners At Skagit Speedway:
2017- Ross Rankine on May 6th, Tristin Thomas on June 3rd
2016- Tristin Thomas on May 7th, Tristin Thomas June 4th, Nick Evans on June 24th, Garrett Thomas on July 30th, Nick Evans on August 27th
2015- Garrett Thomas on May 2nd, Kelsey Carpenter on May 30th, Garrett Thomas on June 20th, Tristin Thomas on June 26th, Tristin Thomas on July 25th

Tristin Thomas-5
Garrett Thomas-3
Nick Evans-2
Kelsey Carpenter-1
Ross Rankine

Former Skagit Speedway Midget Champions:
2012- Jared Peterson
2015- Tristin Thomas
2016- Nick Evans

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Schedule:
Friday, April 14th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, April 29th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Rained Out
Friday, May 5th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Rained Out
Saturday, May 6th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Ross Rankine
Saturday, May 20th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, May 27th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 2)-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 2nd-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Colton Heath
Saturday, June 3rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Saturday, June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 3)-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 16th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Thursday, June 22nd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Friday, June 23rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Friday, June 30th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington - Fred Brownfield Classic
Saturday, July 1st-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington - Fred Brownfield Classic
Friday, July 7th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 4)
Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 5)-Design 500/Lady Eagle Heroes Race (50 Laps)
Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 6) Bob's Burgers & Brew 360 Nationals
Saturday, August 5th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 7)
Friday, August 11th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, August 26th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 8)
Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 1 Rain Date from 5/5)
Friday, September 29th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 9) - Focus Fall Classic
Saturday, September 30th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 10) - Focus Fall Classic

Former Northwest Focus Midget Series Champions
2015- Tristan Thomas
2016- Nick Evans

Historical results and information can be found at www.nwsprintcarhistory.com

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners
ABS Business Data, Alger Bar & Grill, Arrow Motorsports, BR Motorsports, Bardahl, Central Welding, Demitris, DeYoungInc.com, Dirt Co. Media House, Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Elma Lanes, Evans Gang, Golden Wheels, Highline Mfg. Inc., HighLine Performance, Highside Racing Promotions, JMS Engines, Jorgenson Manufacturing Inc., KRKO, Kimbridge, KINGS Race Products, MyTrafficMan.net, Landshark Media, nwsprintcarhistory.com, Northsound Racing, Olympic Machinery, OPC Exclusive, Pacific Performance Coating, PCI Powder Coating Inc., Purple Moon Promotions, ProFab Northwest LLC, Pyles Motorsports, RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network, Robbie Price Racing, Scott Murdoch Motorsports, ShadowBrook Farms, Davidson Training, SpeedMart inc., Triple X Race Co., TrophyDash, VanDyne Engineering, Vics 66, WhirlyBall, WHR Motorsports, Washington Quarter Midget Association

 

 

Sides Garners Career-Best Result at Granite City Speedway With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (June 21, 2017) - Jason Sides produced his career-best result at Granite City Speedway on Tuesday evening with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Sides opened the event by qualifying second quickest. He then placed second in a heat race to lock into the dash.

"It was a pretty good start to the night," he said. "The dash wasn't all that. We tried some stuff in the dash and we weren't that great so we changed it back for the feature."

Sides placed sixth in the dash after starting on the inside of the third row. That lined him up sixth in the main event, in which he battled for a top five before posting a seventh-place result. It was his second straight top 10 at the track.

"We stayed on the bottom too long," he said. "Once some of that fuel came off I went to the top and we weren't bad at all."

Sides also competed last Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., where he timed in ninth quickest in his group before finishing where he started - fifth - in a heat race. That locked him into the 18 th starting position in the main event.

"We had a long rain delay early in the feature and the track was locked down when we resumed," he said. "It was heavy and fast. There wasn't much passing. There were some wrecks and we gained some spots that way."

Sides advanced from 18th to an 11th-place finish.

Last Saturday's race at Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, N.D., was postponed to August because of inclement weather.

Sides is slated to make his debut at West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa, this Friday before venturing to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Saturday with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 16 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 11 (18).

June 20 - Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 7 (6).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 16 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa, and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - R.E. Enterprises

Based in Memphis, Tenn., R.E. Enterprises is a one-stop solution for sprint car parts and racing supplies, racing and performance shock services, chassis repairs and fabrication, and custom welding or machining needs. For more information, visit http://www.RacingEclipse.com.

"R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Jim Schuhknecht, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Herrera Battles to Third-Place Finish During ASCS National Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 21, 2017) - Johnny Herrera finished third in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek standings while fighting balance issues with his car most of the week.

Herrera's hectic week was one of consistency, although not particularly the type of consistency he desired. While he finished outside the top 10 just once in seven nights of racing - a 12th-place result at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 13 - a second-place run at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 10 was his only podium finish. He was able to move forward most nights, with an eighth-place finish last Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., following a sixth-place start being the only race where he finished worse than he started.

"Our Speedweek was okay, but it was kind of a struggle," said Herrera, who slipped to third in the season championship standings. "We tried to get our car better each night by changing a lot of things and that's pretty much what we've been doing all year.

"We finished further ahead than we started most of the time and even got a Hard Charger Award. But a lot of that was due to cars dropping out. It wasn't necessarily because we were fast. Speedweek was a struggle for us. I wasn't happy and I was pretty much a grouch all week. It's frustrating when it's like that."

However, the week ended on a high note for Herrera and gave him hope as the team made the long haul to Washington for the 46th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., this Thursday through Saturday.

"We think we finally found something on the final night," said Herrera, referring to his fourth-place finish at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday. "The car was a lot better that night and I feel a lot better coming out west now.

"That's good because it's already a long haul out here the way it is. It's about a 32-hour drive for us and we only stop for fuel and to change drivers. When I was younger I was excited to take a trip like this, but that's not the case anymore. But I'm looking forward to racing at Skagit. We had a top-five finish there last year and I'm pretty confident that our car will be better than it has been recently."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 13 - Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 1 (1); Feature 12 (17).

June 14 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 8 (6).

June 15 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 10 (10).

June 16 - Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (17).

June 17 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 46 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

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.

"Johnny Herrera Racing would be nowhere near the team it's been for the last five or six years without the help of Mesilla Valley Transportation," Herrera said. "They've been one of our major contributors and a big reason for our success."

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

 

 

Kulhanek Wins and Nets Second-Place Finish to Increase ASCS Gulf South Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (June 21, 2017) - Ray Allen Kulhanek's recent streak of stout finishes continued with a victory and a runner-up result in ASCS Gulf South Region competition last weekend. It marked five consecutive races that the ASCS Gulf South Region point leader has finished either first or second.

Kulhanek's weekend began on Friday at Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, where he started sixth in the A Main after winning his heat race from the pole.

"We had a really good car and moved toward the front right away," he said. "We were gaining on the leader in lapped traffic and I really felt like we had a good shot at winning it.

"One end of the track was really dusty and the visibility was bad. That was where I was making up the most ground. But we had a caution with five laps to go and that gave the leader a clear track and vision for the rest of the race so we settled for second."

On Saturday night at Battleground Speedway, Kulhanek maneuvered from fourth to second place in his heat race to advance into the redraw for the feature lineup. He pulled the No. 1 to start the main event on the pole.

"We got fortunate that night with the starting position for the feature and took the lead right away," he said. "We had a really good car and got through traffic well. There was a red flag and my crew chief, Marvin, told me that John Carney II was coming and that I better put it in another gear. So after the red I picked the pace up a bit and I stayed in front the rest of the way."

Kulhanek will be idle for several weeks until the next ASCS Gulf South doubleheader on July 14 at Bronco Motor Speedway and July 15 at Battleground speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 16 - Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature 2 (6).

June 17 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 14 at Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, and July 15 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

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

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

"Everyone at J&J Auto Racing are probably some of the nicest people in racing," Kulhanek said. "I talk to them quite frequently. They are always quick to answer phone calls and will get stuff shipped out to you the same day. And they are definitely the safest cars on the market."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Texas Rotating Equipment, Alcon Construction, GoPro, Miller's RV Park, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Smiley's Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Momentum Racing Suspensions and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

 

Tankersley, Vetter, Brown, Gardner, Boulton and Johnson Guide DHR Suspension to Seven Wins

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (June 21, 2017) - DHR Suspension clients enjoyed a stout weekend when a half-dozen drivers combined for seven victories.

Channin Tankersley recorded his first win of the season with Old School Racing on Friday during an ASCS Gulf South Region event at Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas. The triumph gives him at least one ASCS Gulf South Region victory for the last seven seasons.

Robert Vetter was also victorious that night when he won a 305ci winged sprint car main event at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas.

DHR Suspension drivers continued the success on Saturday when they captured four of the five A Mains during the Hooker Hood Classic at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Nathan Brown claimed the stock car and late model main events. Cody Gardner won the 360ci winged sprint car feature and Tucker Boulton picked up his first career 600cc mini sprint triumph.

Kaleb Johnson wrapped up the weekend on Sunday by scoring a Sprint Series of Nebraska victory at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D.

To learn more about the company, message DHR Suspension at http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for nine years.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS CLASH AT THE PAS SATURDAY
By Lance Jennings

JUNE 21, 2017... After a break in the schedule, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to action this Saturday, June 24th, at Perris Auto Speedway. Promoted by Don Kazarian, the sixth point race will also feature the PAS Senior and PAS Young Gun Sprint Cars. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris, California, the spectator gates at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will open at 5:00pm and racing is scheduled for 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

NOTICE TO USAC/CRA COMPETITORS: The Hoosier 105/16 Medium is the ONLY legal right rear tire and all four corners must be Hoosier tires. The Hoosier 105/16 Medium is also the current legal tire with the USAC West Coast, USAC SouthWest, and VRA Sprint Cars. Cars must pass a tech inspection and one-way radios are mandatory for drivers. USAC/CRA charges a $25 entry fee to all competitors and the series rule book can be found online at www.usacracing.com. USAC MEMBERSHIPS ARE MANDATORY AT RACER’S FIRST EVENT and can be purchased at the track or online at https://usacracing.redpodium.com/2017-usac-sprint-midget-sc.

Since March 6, 2004, the Lake Perris Fairgrounds has held 196 USAC/CRA Sprint Car events. “The Demon” Damion Gardner leads all drivers with 42 victories and Nic Faas set the 1-lap qualifying record of 15.833 on February 25, 2012. This year, Richard Vander Weerd won the March 4th “Sokola Shootout” and Gardner won the April 1st “So Cal Showdown” and the “Salute to Indy” on May 27th. A complete Perris series win list is at the end of this release.

Heading to Perris, “The Demon” Damion Gardner (Concord, California) has a forty-two point advantage over the competition. Racing Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / Weld Racing Spike, Gardner scored his third win of the year at the Perris “Salute to Indy” on May 27th. To date, the five-time champion has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, four heat race victories, five top-10 finishes, and 60 feature laps led on the season. “The Demon” leads all USAC/CRA drivers with 73 victories and will be looking to extend his point lead with another Perris victory.

Brody Roa (Garden Grove, California) is second in the chase for the championship. Driving the #91R BR Performance owned HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa ran second to Gardner at the “Salute to Indy.” At press time, last year’s USAC West Coast Champion has posted one heat race victory, five top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led to his credit. Brody has one career USAC/CRA triumph and will have his sights on his first “home track” win.

Mike Spencer (Temecula, California) ranks third in the USAC/CRA point standings. Piloting the Gansen Engineering Motorsports #4S Trench Shoring / Ram-Bull Racing Maxim, Spencer took fourth in the Perris main event. To date, the five-time champion has one feature win, three heat race victories, five top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the year. Mike has thirty-eight career USAC/CRA wins and will be looking to return to Perris victory circle.

Jake Swanson (Anaheim, California) is fourth in the championship point chase. Racing Tom and Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Clackamas Rigging and Transfer XXX, Swanson placed third in the “Salute to Indy.” At press time, the 2012 Rookie of the Year has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, three heat race victories, and four top-10 finishes on the season. Jake has one career USAC/CRA victory and will have his sights on his first Perris Auto Speedway win.

“The Big Game Hunter” Austin Williams sits fifth in the USAC/CRA point standings. Racing Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams charged from twelfth to seventh at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. To date, the 2009 Rookie of the Year has one heat race victory, one Saldana Racing Products / Rod End Supply Hard Charger Award, and four top-10 finishes in the campaign. Austin is tied with Garrett Hansen for twentieth on the USAC/CRA win list and will be looking to claim his sixth main event.

Currently eleventh in points, Matt McCarthy (Riverside, California) leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Kyle Edwards (Fountain Valley, California) is also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Logan Williams, Richard Vander Weerd, Chris Gansen, “Thunder” Tommy Malcolm, “The Bear” Jeremy Ellertson, Jace Vander Weerd, “The Flying Peanut” Parker Colston, Eddie Tafoya, Verne Sweeney, Max Adams, and more.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Adult tickets are $25, Senior tickets (65 and over) are $20, Active Military (with ID), Students (13-18), and Kids tickets (6-12) are $5. Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, All Coast Construction, BR Motorsports, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, surfNsprint.com, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, contact PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on USAC/CRA, visit the United States Auto Club (USAC) website at www.usacracing.com. You can also find exclusive content on the USAC/CRA Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat pages.

Loudpedal Productions has USAC/CRA DVDs and videos on demand available for purchase at www.loudpedal.tv and 805.407.7229.
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AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS:
2004-Rip Williams, 2005-Damion Gardner, 2006-Cory Kruseman, 2007-Tony Jones, 2008-Mike Spencer, 2009-Mike Spencer, 2010-Mike Spencer, 2011-Mike Spencer, 2012-Mike Spencer, 2013-Damion Gardner, 2014-Damion Gardner, 2015-Damion Gardner, 2016-Damion Gardner.

2017 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS:
3-Damion Gardner, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

PERRIS AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS:
42-Damion Gardner, 24-Mike Spencer, 19-Tony Jones, 17-Cory Kruseman, 9-Nic Faas, 8-David Cardey, 7-Rip Williams, 6-Bryan Clauson, 6-Mike Kirby, 6-Matt Mitchell, 6-Danny Sheridan, 6-Richard Vander Weerd, 5-Rickie Gaunt, 4-Robert Ballou, 4-Dave Darland, 3-Garrett Hansen, 2-Darren Hagen, 2-Jesse Hockett, 2-Levi Jones, 2-Blake Miller, 2- Austin Williams, 2-Chris Windom, 1-Chad Boespflug, 1-Greg Bragg, 1-Daron Clayton, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Josh Ford, 1-Josh Hodges, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Bud Kaeding, 1-Adam Mitchell, 1-Johnny Rodriguez, 1-Scotty Weir, 1-Jason York.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Damion Gardner-408, 2. Brody Roa-366, 3. Mike Spencer-342, 4. Jake Swanson-335, 5. Austin Williams-277, 6. Cody Williams-272, 7. Logan Williams-254, 8. Richard Vander Weerd-216, 9. Chris Gansen-212, 10. Tommy Malcolm-183, 11. Matt McCarthy-171, 12. Jeremy Ellertson-159, 13. Jace Vander Weerd-150, 14. Kyle Edwards-146, 15. Parker Colston-143, 16. Danny Faria, Jr.-133, 17. Eddie Tafoya-130, 18. Verne Sweeney-125, 19. Max Adams-104, 20. R.J. Johnson-71.

2017 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
DATE-TRACK-LOCATION
June 24: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
July 1: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA (Doug Fort Memorial)
July 22: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
August 5: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA
August 26: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (California Racers Hall of Fame Night)
September 2: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
September 3: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
September 4: Petaluma Speedway - Petaluma CA (California Sprint Week)
September 7: Silver Dollar Speedway - Chico, CA (Gold Cup Race of Champions / California Sprint Week)
September 8: Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA (California Sprint Week)
September 9: Keller Auto Speedway - Hanford, CA (California Sprint Week)
September 23: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Glenn Howard Classic)
October 21: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
November 3: *Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 4: *Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 9: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction)
November 10: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction)
November 11: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with Amsoil USAC National Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Stuck in Montana!

(Bill W) June 21, 2017 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team have had a rough couple of days in Montana. Following a grueling seven-race ASCS Speedweek, the team’s rig broke down in Montana while heading for this weekend’s Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway near Alger, Washington. With a rented truck pulling their trailer, they have finally made their destination.

Speedweek started a week ago Friday with a top five at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock. “We didn’t think we had a good car at Lubbock at all,” says Wayne. “So for us to go from tenth to fifth was good. The track wasn’t very conducive of passing either, and to get a top five in that situation was good for us.”

At Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo the next night, Wayne drove from sixth to second in his heat. “It ended up being a rubber-down racetrack,” he says. “We started the feature fifth and ended up fourth. So to start Speedweek with two top fives was good.”

The draw did not go well a week ago Tuesday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. “We drew dead last in the heat race, and got up to fifth,” says Wayne. “We started 13th, and lined up behind a slower car. He didn’t get going and we were way back in 18th. We got going again and got back up to tenth. We just weren’t the best there. We’ve struggled at Devil’s Bowl lately, and we don’t know why.”

Last Wednesday the series moved to Oklahoma’s Lawton Speedway. “We drew the eight to start the feature, and we were up to fourth the first couple of laps,” says Wayne. “A spring broke on my ratchet seat belt. I stopped on the frontstretch, thinking an official may be able to help me. We had to take it into the work area and fix it there. We got back out there at the tail and couldn’t move forward (finishing 17th). It was a bad break, because we’d been good at the start of the race.”

At Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa Thursday, Wayne had to work to get to the feature after another bad heat draw. “We didn’t run well in the heat (fifth) and had to get through the B,” he says. “We started 18th and ran up to eighth. We were pretty good really. We were better than some of the cars in front of us. Everyone was on the bottom, and there was just nowhere to pass them. We just ran out of time.”

The team made a change before visiting Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri Friday. “We had been running a motor that hasn’t been giving us a whole lot of power,” says Wayne. “We thought running it for Speedweek would solve that, but it hadn’t. So we changed it before Moberly, and we were a lot faster. We were able to win our heat race pretty convincingly. We redrew the six for the feature, and got up to third behind Sam (Hafertepe) and Aaron (Reutzel). The curb got bigger and we got tighter. We ended up backing up to fifth, and Reutzel fell out. So we finished fourth there.”

The Speedweek finale was Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri. “We were really good in hot laps,” says Wayne. “The car was a little tight in the heat. On the start, I tried to anticipate it and ran over the back of Reutzel. I fell back to sixth and ended up fifth. That put us starting 15th in the feature, and we drove up to eighth again. The car was pretty good, we just need a little luck.”

That luck did not come on the highways in Montana heading for Washington state. “We got to the scale house in Montana and they said we were overweight, which hasn’t happened in any other state,” says Wayne. “We had to move things around in the trailer to situate it right. Five hours down the road, the motor in the semi blew up around Butte. So we had to stay the night there, make sure the motor was blown, rent a car to go to Missoula where we could rent a truck. We brought the truck and car back to Butte (125 miles), hooked up and finally got headed west. We were ready to get out of Montana!”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

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Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne won the ASCS Speedweek championship for the second time in 2012. He also won the title in 2000 when he was also ASCS National champion. In 2012, he grabbed wins at both Devil’s Bowl and Lawton.

Partner of the Week – Weld Wheels

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

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

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

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

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Bouncing Back at Knoxville!

(Bill W) June 21, 2017 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Austin McCarl bounced back after an unfortunate crash at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska last Tuesday. The Altoona, Iowa driver drove to a second place finish Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, and is hoping to climb one more step on the podium again this Saturday night at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”.

Threatening skies greeted Saturday night’s contingent at Knoxville. “John (McCoy) and everyone did a heck of a job keeping the program moving along and getting it in,” says TKS Motorsports owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro. “They did a fantastic job. After the crash, it was a really good night for us. We qualified well, which is always a key.”

“Saturday was awesome,” adds Austin. “It rained off and on all night. The #12 car (Lynton Jeffrey) laid down a pretty unbelievable lap, but we were second quick. We kind of got in line there in the heat. We ended up fifth, though I thought with a couple more laps we could have had Ian (Madsen).”

The team tried to stay on top of track conditions. “The track was kind of heavy and a little bit narrow with the sprinkles falling all night,” says Troy. “In the feature, it started widening out. But it was a fast track, and Austin did a good job.”

Austin would start outside row one for the main event. “We were lucky enough to be third in points and catch the invert right,” he says. “That put us on the front row. We ran second. We had a really fast Casey’s car. If I could go back, I may have made a mistake or two, but Matt (Juhl) ran a great race and did well in traffic. It’s a good thing when you’re a little disappointed in running second. We’ll be ready again for this week.”

Troy says that teaming with Austin for 2017 has been great for the entire TKS Motorsports team. “We’re really happy with the way things have gone,” he says. “We’ve had comments from a lot of fans about how good Austin is with them, especially the kids. That makes us feel good. That’s what it’s all about. That’s important to us and it’s important to our partners.”

The team will concentrate on Knoxville for the time being. “We’d like to be able to race a little more, but we’re down a car,” says Troy. “So we’ll get ready for Saturday. Last week was a good point night for us too. We were able to move up to third. Things at Knoxville are going well, so we want to keep working hard there.”

Sponsor the Front Wing with TKS Motorsports!

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners! Looking for an affordable way to be a part of a sprint car team? Whether you’d like to partner with the team for the full season, or put your company’s name on the nose wing for a night of your choice, contact Troy at tsrenfro8725@gmail.com!

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), 1 Way Technologies, AL Driveline, AO Designs, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Fibreworks Composites, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Butlerbuilt, Aurora Rod Ends, HRP, Volcano Joe’s Coffee, Walker Filtration Systems, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Justice Brothers, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products and Gail Dielman.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Mishap at Plymouth with Top 10 Rebound at the Prairie

6/21/17

A double header weekend was set for the Scott Thiel Motorsports #64 team for Father’s Day weekend with the IRA. Night number one brought the team to the Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds. Scotty would have a top ten qualifying run and follow that up with a heat race win but the night would end with a disappointing finish after spinning to avoid a wreck. Angell Park Speedway was on tap for Sunday where a second place qualifying run would set for a fairly good night overall and capturing a solid top 10 finish!

30 cars signed into Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday night. Scotty was the 20th car out for qualifying. A couple of rough spots on the track upset the car but Scotty still managed to pull off a 7th place qualifying run with an 11.822 lap time. That would place Thiel to start on the outside front row of the 10 lap heat race event. The field took the green and charged into turn one. Scotty took the lead and never looked back and would take home the win. During the draw, Scotty picked the pole position for the night’s 30 lap A-main event! The green flag flew for the A-main event and Scotty wasn’t able to get the run like he did in the heat race event. He settled into the second position early on in the race before heavy lap traffic would make for a great challenge for the top spot. It was a three car battle for the top spot for a couple of laps straight. On lap 12, a lap car turned sideways in turn three and collected a lead car and Scotty would spin to avoid the wreck. The car was not damaged but Thiel would have to tag the rear of the field as he came to a complete stop and had to get pushed back off. The track was very difficult to pass and being in the back of the pack made it even more difficult. Thiel picked his way through and would end up finishing 13th on the night. “Our night started off alright. I hit the same rut in qualifying but it was still 7th quick overall. Followed that up with a heat race win which was good. Starting on the pole I knew was going to be a little difficult as the top side was the fast lane. Once we got going I thought we were going to be pretty good but just spun to miss the wreck in turn three and that was that. Hard to come back up front as the track was just so narrow. We’ll get it figured out and head to Angell Park Tomorrow.” Scotty mentioned after the event.

Father’s Day and Sunday Night racing joined together and brought the team to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI again. 26 cars were on hand with the IRA and Scotty would be the first car out for qualifying. He put down a 12.364 lap time which ended up second quick on the night by only 0.025 seconds. That placed him to start fourth in the 10 lap heat race event. The field took the green and Scotty charged around the top side of the track. He settled into the third position and would stay there the entire 10 laps. At the end of the race, the rear end on Thiel’s car expired which made the team get to work to change that out before the A-main event. During the draw, Scotty drew the seventh starting position for the 30 lap A-main event. The crew was able to get the car fixed and sent Scotty out for the a-main. The field took the green and Scotty was able to get up into the fifth position early before the red flag came out and the field would have a complete restart. On attempt number two, Scotty wasn’t able to get the grip he had on the first start and fell back several positions in the first couple of laps. By lap five he was able to get in the groove and began to make his way forward. A couple of caution flags helped Thiel get the field bunched back together and after 30 laps of green flag action, he would cross the finish line in the sixth position. “We started off good tonight with that second place qualifying run. The crew had to go to work a little bit after that rear end blew up after the heat race but we were able to get that changed out quickly and focus on the main. The car was pretty good overall. It was a wide track tonight and kind of single lane. The bottom worked a little bit for me but overall the top side was fast and once everyone got up there, it was just a follow the leader type deal. Still a top ten run, but would have like to be a little closer up front. We have a few things to get figured out over the next week.” Thiel would mention after the nights event.

The IRA will be off now until July 1st and 2nd but Scotty will be racing several nights before then. First stop will be this Friday at Spring Lake Speedway in Unity, WI and racing with the MSA 360 series. The next stop will be Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI with the World of Outlaws. Scotty and the team will then follow this weekend up with two mid-week events starting on Tuesday, June 27th at Route 66 Speedway in Joliet, IL with the World of Outlaws and also Thursday June 29th at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN with the World of Outlaws. Scotty and the team will then return with the IRA at Wilmot Raceway on July 1st and 141 Speedway on July 2nd.

STM would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support in the 2017 season. They encourage everyone to check out these fine businesses and support those who support racing!

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SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

VMS Motorsports:

VMS is a family business established in 2007 and has evolved into one of the leading suppliers of rod ends and radius rods in the racing industry worldwide. From Midgets to Modifieds, Legends to Late Models and everything in between, VMS Motorsports has you covered. Individualized customer service ensures that every one of our customers gets the right piece for their application. VMS Motorsports always keeps a full inventory on hand even through the off-season. This, coupled with our Monday-Saturday shipping, ensures that VMS Motorsports gets you back on track…FAST. If you are in the market for Rod ends, radius rods and many other racing products, check out what VMS Motorsports has to offer by checking them out online at www.vmsmotorsports.com!

Hepfner Racing Products:

For well over a decade, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has led the industry in innovative designs and manufacturing technology. From a wide range of racing components to a full line up of trailer accessories, HRP offers a large variety of items for virtually every form of motorsports. HRP is also the manufacturer of Streeter Super Stands, the original and genuine home to kart racing's Big Foot and Stacker Stands as well as a very popular lineup of full kart racing pit & trailer accessories and kart stands. We are proud to design, manufacture, package and ship all of our products from our Hartford, WI USA facility. To learn more on what HRP can offer you, check them out on the web at hrpracing.com!

Keizer Wheels/K2W Precision Inc:

We at K2W Precision Inc have dedicated ourselves to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as our engineering focal points, we produce many wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Our Keizer wheel parts are cold spun with U.S. aerospace quality aluminum to meet precise tolerances. Our double spun, cold, drawn parts in combination with our unique and protected heat treat processes give us our perfect part. All wheel components are made from 6061 T6 cold forged Billet and are CNC machined to specs. Our magnesium components are cast by experienced US aircraft casting suppliers, before in house CNC work begins. Lastly, we feel we have the finest service a custom racing shop can offer. All questions are welcome. We invite you to be our satisfied customer. We are the “Keizer” of the racing wheel world.

King Racing Products:

King racing products was founded by Blake & Brock Robertson in Visalia Ca. in 2007. King Racing products is a racer run company as all that are involved have some attachment to motorsports. The constant attention to detail and high quality products are what make King Racing one of the most respected brands in the industry. When the first aluminum chips hit the floor in the spring of 2007 it was the start to a new beginning. King Racing started with 1 CNC machine and a lot of ambition and dreams. The King Racing product line started with 10 items and today it consist of over 300.Over the past 9 years King Racing’s core values consist of quality products, superior customer service, product safety, product strength and making racing affordable. The Robertson’s are dedicated to the motorsports industry and want King Racing Product’s legacy to continue for many years.

QTM Brakes:

Innovations in braking since 1999 has led QTM to be one of the top brake companies in the business. >From open wheel, off road, late model racing and street vehicles, QTM provides a wide range of brakes and accessories for all applications. Their innovated technology allows the brakes to be the best in the business and the stopping power is incredibly noticeable to drivers in all platforms. Check out www.qtmi.com for more information!

Triple X Race Co:

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

Torsion Bar Rate:

Torsion bar testing has been around as long as the bar has. There are many different ways to test bars, but they all have the same goal.... to compare one bar to another and give the results in a numerical value (PSI, FORCE POUNDS, RATE). This is good, but can be hard to understand. We simplify this process. The numbering system we use is standard to the torsion bar industries. During our test sessions, data is collected and stored in our software, which then calculates it to a torsion bar size that everyone can understand. We have found 1025 bars that test between a 1012 and a 1036 bar. Our test services take away the guesswork. We provide you with a TORSION BAR RATE. Check out www.torsionbarrate.com for more info!

Rhey Graphics:

Rhey Graphics will take your next project over-the-top. We can supply you with the creative edge that's become a necessity in today's competitive marketplace. So whether it's a logo design, vehicle graphics, brochure, or full-color banner, we can handle your project from start to an outstanding finished project.

Super Shox:

Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

 

World of Outlaws hit the track at Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1

HURON, S.D. — June 21, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D., on Saturday, July 1. The All-American Outlaw Shootout presented by American Bank & Trust/American Trust Insurance will mark the series second visit to the three-eights-mile located at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. Along with the racing action, a Fireworks show by the Huron Noon Lions, will be part of the card.

In the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway in 2015, eight-time series champion Donny Schatz picked up the win over Shane Stewart and Daryn Pittman. Starting on the pole, Pittman led the first nine laps, before Schatz got around him on the 10th circuit and remained out front for the rest of the 30-lapper.

Schatz, who is the current series point leader and also leads the series in wins, has also raced at Dakota State Fair Speedway in the past in his late model as well. Just behind Schatz in the Outlaws standings is Brad Sweet, who has four wins this season. David Gravel, who is just a few points behind Sweet has nine victories thus far in 2017. Pittman, who is Sweet’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, sits fourth in points, with Stewart rounding out the current top-five.

Jason Johnson, who is the reigning champion of the Knoxville Nationals, will be making his Dakota State Fair Speedway debut. The native of Eunice, Louisiana was out due to injury when the series raced at the track in 2015. Sammy Swindell, the three-time Outlaws champion, was in the No. 41 machine that night filling in. Johnson who has a pair of wins this season, is currently sixth in points.

Sheldon Haudenschild is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season and rides seventh in points. Joey Saldana, who is eighth in the standings, was the fastest driver in time trials in the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway in 2015, establishing a new track record in the process. The veteran driver finished fourth in the main event that night.

Logan Schuchart, one of the young guns of the series has three wins already this season. Schuchart finished 10th in the inaugural race at Dakota State Fair Speedway.

Jason Sides, who along with racing in the inaugural Outlaws race at Dakota State Fair Speedway in 2015, had competed at the track previously with the former Gumout Series. Sides rounds out the current top-10 in the point standings.

Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and Jacob Allen, who all raced at Dakota State Fair Speedway in 2015, will be making their second appearance at the track.

Along with Haudenschild, Greg Wilson from Ohio, teenager Clyde Knipp from Missouri and rookie Brent Marks from Pennsylvania, will all be making their first trip to Huron.

Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday, July 1 will be the Midwest Modifieds. A Fireworks show will follow the racing action by the Huron Noon Lions.

Tickets for the All American Outlaw Shootout presented by American Bank & Trust/American Trust Insurance, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, on Saturday, July 1 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling: 815-344-2023.

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

Fans can also save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

To find a NAPA Auto Parts store, visit:

https://www.napaonline.com/en/auto-parts-stores-near-me

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Bill Balog returns to Beaver Dam Raceway as defending winner of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — June 21, 2017 — Bill Balog has won quite a few races in his adopted home state of Wisconsin, over the years. One he’ll never forget was the 2016 edition of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway, which was his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win.

Balog returns to Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 24 with the World of Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the Eighth Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers.

“It was huge to get that win,” said Balog, when reflecting on his World of Outlaws win. “People will still shoot me a message every now and then, asking about it and saying, ‘Remember that night’ and stuff like that. Things definitely have to go right to get an Outlaws win, especially for a smaller team like ours. Everything went right that night and we had a fast car, so everything fell into place. I would definitely like to do it again at Beaver Dam and other tracks.”

Balog has been gearing up for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Beaver Dam Raceway for the last several weeks. Part of that preparation was racing a few times less to make sure his engine was fresh and all of his equipment ready to go.

“I’ve kind of been saving the car for Beaver Dam,” noted the multi-time IRA champion. “I was going to go to a few other races and figured I’d probably blow up the motor I wanted to use and stuff like that, so I decided to just park it for a couple of shows.”

Balog, who has turned more than his fair share of laps at Beaver Dam Raceway in his career, has already won twice this season with the IRA at Beaver Dam Raceway. He won on April 22 and returned to victory lane at the high-banked third-mile a few weeks later on May 13. Balog also has IRA wins this season at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie and ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin.

“I guess if there was such a thing as a home track advantage, you could say I have one at Beaver Dam,” he shared. “I’ve been running good there. Our car just seems to work really well there. We use a standard package there and it seems to work. We have this one Kistler engine, in particular, that just seems to be able to keep the tires under it really well. It’s the Outlaws, though, so they figure it out in hot laps. The more the laps better. I’ll take any type of advantage I can get.”

Balog has been travelling a bit more the last few seasons and has raced with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at a number of venues he had never been to in the past. He is quick to point out that a completely different approach and level of intensity is required when racing the Outlaws. Balog even spent a couple of weekends this spring racing in Central Pennsylvania at the famed Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, racing against the tough weekly competitors there.

“Sometimes around here when we race, we are on the defensive side,” said Balog. “When you race with the Outlaws you have to be 100 percent on the offense. Those guys will just run you into the ground and stomp you. Knowing that before the green flag comes out, helps you adjust how your drive and you get after it, otherwise if you wait, it’s too late and it’s over. Racing with the Outlaws definitely makes you a better driver. We’ve been trying to travel as much as possible and it’s been helping us.”

Last season at Beaver Dam in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, Balog started on the outside of the front row, next to Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion. Pittman led the first two laps, with Balog moving to the point on third circuit and staying out front for the remainder of the 40-lap main event to take the $10,000 top prize. He was sixth-fastest in time trials and finished second in the third heat race to earn a spot in the Craftsman Club dash. Balog is quick to point out that timing in well and getting in the dash are two big keys to having a chance to contend for a win with the Outlaws.

“Like any other night, you have to draw well,” Balog said. “With the way the format is, qualifying well is very important. Getting in the dash is a key to having a shot at a win as well. Really, for everyone, things have to fall in place. It would be neat to have another night like last year, but the main thing I am looking for is a good finish.”

Tickets for the 8th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, June 24 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

A pre-race Tailgate Party, featuring Rob & The Rest, playing “Old Time Rock N Roll,” will start at 3 p.m. on race day in the Trackside Concession area at Beaver Dam Raceway. Grandstand gates will open at 2:30 p.m. for the Tailgate Party.

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Park Jefferson Speedway

The Park Jefferson Speedway will return to racing this Saturday Night presented by Pedersen Machine. This Saturday will feature 5 IMCA divisions along with the Keizer Wheels Championship Sprint Cars. As a special edition, the Late Model Stock Car Series will be joining the racing action this week. The Late Model Stock Cars are mirrors of the stock car division that competed at the Park Jefferson Speedway from 1986 to 2001. IMCA Stock Cars will take the week of to allow teams to race in the Shelby County Speedway Stock Car Special.

The IMCA point battles are tight in every class. The Schaeffer Oil Sport Modified division has been exceptional this year as Todd Boulware has come from way back in points to take the top spot by a single point. Five drivers all sit within 10 points of each other as Boulware, Dave Riley, Jeff Brunssen, Nick Peters and Rusty Montagne are all within striking distance of the top spot.

The top three drivers in the Hobby Stock division are just as close as Aaron Shearn, David Miller and Craig Clift have overcome an early lead by Dustin Gulbrandson to sit in the top three. Clift has been near the top all season, however recent mechanical difficulties have been overcome the past few weeks with multiple wins.

The IMCA Sprint Car Division is developing as Joh Lambertz, Colin Smith and Josh Sterrett are the only three drivers who have made both shows. This division will continue to develop as drivers begin competing in the first year of IMCA Sprint Cars at Park Jefferson.

This weekend’s racing is being presented by Pedersen Machine of Beresford. Pedersen Machine is the classic small town success story. It was started as a black smith shop selling parts and became ths successful John Deere and Polaris dealership located along Interstate 29. Pederson Machine is the official safety vehicle supplier of the Park Jefferson Speedway. Pedersen Machine and Park Jefferson have partnered up to thank the people of Beresford by offering free admission to anyone with a valid i.d. listing a Beresford address. Each person with the i.d. will be allowed 1 adult ticket and 1 children’s ticket in for free.

Gates open this Saturday night at 5pm with racing taking place at 7pm. Adult tickets are $12 with seniors 70+ at $5 and children 6-16 $2. Pit passes are $30 and the clubhouse passes are available for $12.

 

 

Brian Brown – Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat!

(Bill W) June 20, 2017 – It was literally and up and down weekend for Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver stormed the high banks of Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri Friday to win from row four with the ASCS National Series. It looked like another shot at a win Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa before losing a left rear wheel and flipping in turn one. Fortunately, Brian is o.k. and ready to take on the World of Outlaws at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa Friday and the weekly field at Knoxville Saturday.

You’ve had a great track record at Moberly.

It’s always good to get back to Moberly, especially with the ASCS National tour and a very good paying race. We’ve had a lot of success there in a 360. I’m not sure we’ve lost there in a 360 that I can remember.

You started on the pole of your heat.

We were lucky enough to draw a good number for the heat, but we knew drawing the pole that we had to win the heat. That set us up for the feature. We were able to sneak in a grab the last spot in the redraw.

You drew the seven and started in the fourth row of the feature. You got off to a good start, but it seemed you had to pass Ian Madsen a few times because of the early cautions.

I’m not sure what was going on with the scoring, but it seemed every time I had a car passed for a lap or more, the yellow would come out, and they’d put me back behind them. It made for a better show though. It really didn’t matter. I felt really good in the car and we could go above the cushion where other drivers couldn’t.

Was it hard not to be mad at that point?

As long as I kept my head on straight, I thought we’d be fine. We were able to get up to fourth and then get Wayne (Johnson) for third. At that point, Sam (Hafertepe) and Aaron (Reutzel) were racing pretty hard for the lead. We were able to get by Sam and then Aaron for the lead. We got to traffic, and he had a good corner and got back by me. A yellow came out, and I thought that may be all she wrote. But we were able to get back by him, and go on to win. It was awesome to get a win that close to home, and on a big stage with the ASCS National tour. They’re very good racecar drivers, and it’s a great series.

You didn’t qualify as well as you have been at Knoxville Saturday.

We were the quickest car hot-lapping. That was a different car than we had been running there. We made a couple changes to make the car better, but we actually made it worse. We ended up sixth quick, but we were able to drive up to second (from fifth) in the heat and that made us high point guy.

With the invert being four for the feature, you had to feel you had a shot at another win there.

We felt that was a good position to win. We had a good start and got up to third pretty quickly. The yellow came out, and then we were able to get Austin (McCarl) for second. We turned our quickest lap there and made a good run on Matt (Juhl). We went into turn one and two and the left rear fell off. It was just unfortunate, you know. We had an opportunity to win both nights last weekend and we lost a good racecar, but on the other hand, it could have been a lot worse for me. I could have been banged up worse than I did.

If you have to crash, you’d want it to be at Knoxville.

I’m thankful that there were twenty good racecar drivers there behind me that didn’t hit me. (Race Director) John McCoy was on the radio and called red quickly. One of my biggest fears is getting run into there. Everyone from the other drivers, to John, to the safety crew did their job. We’re looking forward to getting back on the track at West Liberty Friday.

Brian Brown Racing is Looking for a Full Time Crew Member

Brian Brown Racing is looking for a full-time experienced crew member…

-team is based in Grain Valley, Missouri

-this is a full-time position

-experience working on winged sprint cars is mandatory

-CDL is not required, but is a bonus

-pay will be based on experience level, and if applicant has CDL

If interested apply at brian@brianbrownracing.com.

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

Brian’s Bits

Brian thought he would see victory for 21 laps of the World of Outlaws feature at Lakeside Speedway in 2011, before Steve Kinser got by and relegated him to a second place finish in the 30-lapper. Cody Darrah was third, ahead of Sammy Swindell and Jason Meyers.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 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 4th 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 – Wormall Civil

Wormall Contracting commenced operations in 1984, primarily as a specialist underground services installation contractor. A period of sustained growth saw the company transform into Wormall Civil, a main contractor now for over ten years, providing quality civil engineering construction services to both private developers and government clients.

Wormall Civil operates throughout the greater Perth metropolitan area and regional WA, having undertaken a number of major projects along the northern coastal strip between Perth and Geraldton and mining/resource developments in the Pilbara, the Mid and North West.

The company's standard of work and positive outcomes for its valued clients has seen it attain preferred contractor status with leading land developers throughout this region. Wormall Civil is also a Tier 1 civil contractor for the state government land agency LandCorp.

Wormall Civil is a third party accredited company to AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality Management System, AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

This proud WA family-owned and operated company is backed by a strong and stable management team with extensive ground up experience, together with a committed team of qualified civil engineering and project management professionals and dedicated field staff. Visit them online at www.WormallCivil.com.au!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – All Pro Cylinder Heads

All Pro Heads is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads, (as well as the new Generation 3 and Mopar W9RP) ,catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro. Visit them on the web at www.AllProHeads.com!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Problematic Night in Chico has Justyn Cox Eager to Hit Calistoga Speedway Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the David Tarter Memorial in Chico, CA on Friday night, Justyn Cox and the Cox Racing team would experience steering issues that plagued them from start to finish.

“We just had steering issues all night and threw the kitchen sink at it, but still wasn’t able to get it right,” Cox said. “We just can’t seem to catch a break at 410ci races so far this season.”

Taking to the Silver Dollar Speedway for time trials with no power steering, Cox would time the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex No. 31c machine seventh fastest, and find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Fighting issues and trying to make repairs, Cox would be unable to make it out in time for his heat race, and would line up 16th in the feature event. Thinking the problem was rectified, Cox would make a handful of laps in the 25-lap ‘A’, but steering would be come an issue again, and his night would get cut short as he opted to pull back to the pits.

“We thrashed, and ended up with some air in our steering box so steering got tough again in the feature,” Cox said. “With that behind us now we look forward to Calistoga. It is a great track with a really neat atmosphere and a ton of work has gone into this Saturday’s event.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins-2, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will be back in action on Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA.

 

 

Copeland Fifth at Antioch Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard the F&F Racing Econo Lube-N-Tune & Brakes No. x1JR on Saturday night in Antioch, CA, Colby Copeland would fight forward after some late adversity and pocket a fifth place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“We had a really good car on Saturday night, but I just couldn’t seem to catch a break,” Copeland said. “We would make some passes but cautions seemed to negate our progress during the course of the feature event.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/CRV Carbon Solutions machine in second fastest in his qualifying group and seventh quickest overall during time trials, Copeland would start and finish third in his heat race.

Not making it into the Dash, the Roseville, CA driver would line up in the sixth row for the scheduled 40-lap feature event. The race’s first 10-laps would go off glitch free and Copeland was able to make up some ground as he would work his way up to the seventh spot.

Using a restart, Copeland would make a big move to race his way into third, but the caution flag would fly before a lap was complete and Copeland’s efforts would be negated.

Back under green, Copeland would pick up a couple of positions as he got into the fifth spot by the 20th lap. A lap 20 restart would see two cars get together in front of Copeland and with nowhere to go he would get in on the action and be forced through the infield.

With no caution flag initially, Copeland would lose several positions as he fell back to ninth. With more stoppages and restarts, Copeland would race his way up to fifth just as the checkered flag waived on the 25th lap as the race had reached the state mandated 11pm curfew.

“The race got cut short, and we were lucky to get back up to where we were before we got collected on that one restart,” Copeland said. “We had a really good car, and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do this weekend.”

Copeland and F&F Racing would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Colby Copeland will return to action with the SCCT on Saturday night in Calistoga, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-3.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Colby by following him on Twitter @ColbyCopeland24.

 

 

Mason Moore Finishes Eighth at David Tarter Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Friday night in Chico, CA, Mason Moore took the controls to his Mason Moore Racing No. 22 machine and competed in honor of David Tarter at the David Tarter Memorial. In a race honoring a fellow sprint car and outlaw kart competitor, Moore would record an eighth place finish.

“It was nice to get back to Chico on Friday night, but I wish we could have ran a little better,” Moore said. “In the feature event, we just couldn’t seem to get going.”

Timing in sixth fastest during time trials with 20 cars checked into the pit area, Moore would line the Coors Light/Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office No. 22 machine up in the second row of his heat race.

From the third starting spot, Moore would finish in the third position and earn a spot in the all important redraw that would set the first four rows of the feature event lineup.

The seven pill was Moore’s fate and that meant the LRB Race Products/NAAKE Suspension/K&N entry would take the green flag from the seventh starting spot.

On a tricky Silver Dollar Speedway that was much of the field work the low line in turns one and two, and rip around the cushion in turns three and for, Moore struggled to get going forward.

Abel to maintain during the 25 lap feature event, Moore would battle for the seventh and eighth spots much of the race as he battled with Michael Ing and Andy Forsberg.

Trying to get more spots, Moore was just a Top-10 car on this night as he would take the checkered flag with an eighth place finish.

“We just couldn’t really get going forward,” Moore added. “We were able to maintain and stay in the Top-10, but that was pretty much it.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, , LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, ITC Service Group, Saureel, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Mason Moore will be back in action in the F&F Racing machine on Saturday night in Calistoga, CA.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

Austin Pierce Looks to Repeat at Norman County

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 20, 2017) – This week will be a busy one for Austin Pierce and the Lithia Ford / Opp Construction team as they gear up for three big nights of racing this Thursday through Saturday.

Last weekend, Pierce was in action against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, where he raced to a solid 14th place finish in the A-main. On lap four, leader Jacob Allen got upside down, which forced red flag conditions. During the clean up, the skies opened up as torrential rain poured upon the racing surface.

After nearly a two-hour delay, racing resumed on a very fast and tacky River Cities Speedway.

With passing being at a premium for the remainder of the event, Austin came home 14th to lead all NOSA regulars.

“It was a pretty good race for us. I would have liked the race to stay green. Once that rain came, there was just one lane around the bottom,” said Pierce.

This Thursday night, Pierce returns to Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minn., the site of his first win of the 2016 season.

“I’m hoping we can repeat at Norman County Raceway on Thursday. It’s really the only half-mile track we go to all year so I’m really looking forward to it,” he said.

On Friday and Saturday, the NOSA circuit returns to River Cities Speedway for a pair of events.

Friday’s event will be broadcasted live on cable television via Midco Sports Network across the five state region.

“That’s going to be great for our sponsors. They’ll be able to get publicity at the track and on TV so that’s really going to be a cool deal.”

The APR crew would like to thank @bww3122 for presenting and supporting all three NOSA events this weekend!

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

Opp Construction Lithia Ford Lincoln of Grand Forks Highland Excavating Dahlstrom Motors Inc. Bun Lounge AJ’s Sandblasting & Painting Solem Farms Vollrath Farms Hillesland Farms Grand Forks Abstract & Title (GFabstract.com) Adams Marketing Promotions Auggie's Flying Service Ostrich Racing Engines EMi - Eagle Motorsports, Schnee, Henchcraft, Stallard

Upcoming Events: June 22nd: Norman County Raceway - NOSA Sprints June 23rd: River Cities Speedway - NOSA Sprints June 24th: River Cities Speedway - NOSA Sprints

2017 Stats: Races – 10 Wins – 1 Top 5’s – 7 Top 10’s – 7 Heat Wins – 5

 

 

Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars    EVENT PREVIEW: Norman County Raceway

By Mike Spieker

ADA, Minn. (June 20, 2017) – This Thursday night the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars invade Norman County Raceway for the 12th time in series history. Last year, Austin Pierce picked up a thrilling victory over the late Cory Mack.

After spinning on lap five, Mack was sent to the tail of the field, but he didn’t stay back there long. Mack cracked the top five in the closing laps before moving into second and setting his sights on Pierce for the lead. On the final lap, Mack threw an incredible slide job on Pierce in turns three and four to briefly take the lead.

Pierce countered with a crossover move to drive back by Mack coming to the checkers to take the win by the narrowest of margins.

For Pierce, that marked his first win of 2016 and set his season back on track.

“I’m hoping we can repeat at Norman County Raceway on Thursday. It’s really the only half-mile track we go to all year so I’m really looking forward to it,” said Pierce.

Despite running at the unique high-banked Ada oval just once a year, Pierce says they prepare the same way as they do every other race.

“We’ll open up our notes and see what we did there last year,” he said. “If there are any big changes with the track surface for moisture, dryness, or rubber, we’ll make the adjustments throughout the night. The track usually widens out towards the second half of the feature, which makes it pretty racy.”

Pierce brings in a slim two-point lead over 2015 NCR winner, Casey Mack, atop the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint standings. Young guns, Jordan Adams, who is fresh off a win at Jamestown Speedway, Jade Hastings and Trent Stengl round out the top five in points.

Thursday’s event is sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings and the Norman County Fair.

Racing starts at 7pm.

NOSA Notebook:

Previous Norman County Raceway Winners:

1996: Wade Nygaard

1997: Wade Nygaard (2)

1998: Brad Pake

1999: Wade Nygaard

2000: Brad Pake

2001: Loren Langerud

2002: Flood

2003: Mark Dobmeier

2004: Mark Dobmeier

2005: Scott McDonald

2007: Lou Kennedy Jr.

2013: Donny Schatz

2014: Lee Grosz

2015: Casey Mack

2016: Austin Pierce

 

 

Matt Covington

CG Motorsports- Glenpool, Ok. (June 20, 2017) Matt Covington heads northwest after a solid 2017 Bob Westphal ASCS National Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek.

Covington demonstrated speed by achieving two podium finishes back to back during the annual summer speedweek, along with other runs in the top-10.

“It was an overall solid week for us,” stated Matt. “The car was fast pretty much all week and we were competitive. Every night ended in the top-five or top-ten except Lubbock, where the power steering gear bracket broke. We were even able to grab two 3rd place finishes at Amarillo and Devil’s Bowl. We had a shot at a win the last night at Lucas Oil, starting up front. But the motor laid down and started fading about mid-way through the race and we rode it out to 7th. But it was a good week and we were able to pull off some solid heats and qualifiers along with the feature finishes that netted us 4th in the overall speedweek points. If it wasn’t for the steering bracket the first night and motor the last night, we may have been higher in points. That heightens my excitement for the Northwest swing. Me and Tyler have been working well together the last month and he has given me some fast race cars to drive as of late.”

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who have helped make the current 2017 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with many seasons to come: T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, GME Steering, STW Trailer sales, Edison Auto Body, and Brodix Cylinder Heads

2017 STATS: Starts-27, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: 6/22/2017 Skagit Speedway - Alger, WA 6/23/2017 Skagit Speedway - Alger, WA

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video) during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: Leftover 2016 along with the new 2017 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer!

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2017 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

New Floor Plan Released for 30th Annual PRI Trade Show

-- Event to feature 1,100-plus exhibiting companies, product showcase, special attractions -- -- Online floor plan helps visitors flag key exhibitors, events; develop personalized plan --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (June 20, 2017) - The floor plan for the 30th annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show is now available at www.pri2017.com/floorplan. Highlights include the debut of the Featured Products Showcase, Machinery Row, outside trailer areas, education areas and a full-service media center.

As the premier event where the motorsports industry goes to do business, the 2017 PRI Trade Show taking place December 7-9, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis will feature more than 1,100 exhibitors of racing and performance products.

"The industry is showing a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for the upcoming PRI Show," said Bill Miller, PRI General Manager. "We are on track to have strong exhibitor participation and anticipate solid buyer turnout for this 30th anniversary Show."

One of the newest elements of the 2017 PRI Trade Show is the Featured Products Showcase. Located adjacent to newly added exhibit areas, the showcase will be a convenient place for buyers to see all the hottest products in the industry, while providing exhibitors with a way to drive traffic to their booths.

Other highlights of the 2017 PRI Trade Show include the AJ Foyt exhibition, the Race Track Business Conference and the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference. Details about Show features and events, along with featured exhibitors on the floor plan, can be saved in the PRI Show Planner. Available at www.pri2017.com/planner, this dynamic resource makes it easy for attendees to develop a personalized list of must-see exhibitors and activities to attend.

"The PRI Show Planner is the ideal tool for attendees to prepare for the event," said Miller. "The most successful attendees are those who plan before they arrive, and the online planner is the best place to store your personal agenda to access later on the Show floor from your mobile device."

To register for the 2017 PRI Trade Show, log on to www.pri2017.com.

 

 

Up and Down Night in Antioch Ends With Willie Croft Finishing 8th

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft had a bad fast car on Saturday night in Antioch, CA. Having issues in both the heat race and the feature event, the Roseville, CA driver was still able to fight forward as he closed his night out with an eighth place finish.

A total of 29 cars checked in the Antioch Speedway on Saturday night for Round No. 6 of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action. Timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/BMRS backed No. 29 machine in fourth fastest overall, Croft would end up second quickest in his group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Croft would get a little out of shape and softly tip his machine over. Able to make repairs in the work area, Croft would showcase his speed as he was able to fight back to finish in the second spot and punch his ticket into the Dash.

Croft’s fourth place finish in the Dash would line him up in the second row of the scheduled 40-lap feature event. As the race came to life, Croft would run in the fourth spot as he spent the early laps of the race battling with Ryan Bernal and Steven Tiner inside the Top-Five.

A lap-10 caution would seemingly open the caution floodgates as the rest of the race would be interrupted often, making restarts a regular thing. Running in the fourth spot when the yellow flew on lap 20- the following restart would be waived off as two cars got together.

The next attempt on the restart would bring trouble for Croft as contact with another competitor would get his car out of shape. With him being slowed by the incident as the yellow flew, the split yellow would place him at the back of the pack.

With more fireworks taking place as the race went on, the 11pm curfew would bring the checkered flag on the 25th lap as Croft had managed to work his way back to the eighth spot in a mere handful of laps.

“It was an interesting night, but it was good to have really good speed,” Croft said. “We have a monumental raceday coming up on Saturday and we are looking forward to racing with both the SCCT and the KWS.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-21, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: Croft will be in action with both the King of the West Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night in Calistoga, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Tim Kaeding Looks For Redemption With World of Outlaws Tonight After Rough Night at River Cities Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Waiting out an extended weather delay Saturday night in Grand Forks, ND ultimately led to Tim Kaeding getting upside down as the race went back to green. Kaeding and company will now look to bounce back against the World of Outlaws tonight at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, MN.

“It was a pretty frustrating night on Friday,” Tim Kaeding said. “We got the feature underway then rains came during a red flag five laps in. We waited to the delay out, but the track was still a little greasy and were caught up in a pretty bad wreck.”

Timing the Folkens Bros. Trucking/East River Homes/Dammer Trucking No. 3 entry in 15th fastest in his qualifying flight, the San Jose, CA native would finish seventh in his heat race and be forced into the Last Chance Showdown.

With his work cut out for himself and the Lunstra Motorsports team, Kaeding would grid the field from the ninth starting spot with only the top four finishers moving on to the 40-lap feature event.

On the high-banked bullring, TK did what he does best as he got the best of his competition and moved into the fourth and final transfer spot. Punching his ticket into the feature event, Kaeding would grid the field from the 24th starting position.

Following nearly a three-hour delay, Kaeding’s feature would come to an abrupt halt as officials brought the race back to life. With some areas of grease still on the speedway, cars would get out of shape in front of Kaeding, and it would result in the Lunstra Motorsports machine getting upside down wildly in front of the crowd.

“It was a pretty bad deal,” Kaeding said. “Luckily nobody got hurt in the ordeal, and we are able to race another day.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, East River Homes, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Tim and Lunstra Motorsports will again battle with the World of Outlaws Tonight in Sauk City, MN, before invading Jackson Motorplex on Friday night and Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-1, Top-5’s-5, Top-10’s-6

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

 

 

BRODY ROA BACK IN ACTION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SATURDAY!

(Buena Park, CA, June 20, 2017) This Saturday night, June 24th, Brody Roa, the 26-year-old Garden Grove, California sprint car star, will be making his final Perris Auto Speedway appearance before heading to Indiana in July for “Indiana Sprint Week.”

The first five USAC/CRA races of 2017 have gone very well for the affable racer who comes into Saturday’s show second in the championship point standings. Thus far this year in all sprint car series combined, Roa has competed nine times. He has finished out of the five only twice. Once was in the USAC West Coast Series at Las Vegas in March when he finished ninth. The other came at the June 3rd USAC National Sprint Car Series race at Knoxville, Iowa when he had no way to get by a multi-car tangle and had the shock mount torn off forcing him out with a 20th place finish.

In Roa’s other seven starts he has racked up two seconds, three thirds and two fifths. In chronological order at the three races on the Perris Auto Speedway half-mile clay oval, he was fifth despite a shock problem in March, third in April and second in the “Salute to Indy” on Memorial Day weekend. The team hopes to climb one step higher and win the 30-lap main event this Saturday.

After Saturday, the BR Performance #91R will race one more time in California before heading to Indiana. That will come at the USAC/CRA race at Santa Maria Raceway on July 1st.

This Saturday at The PAS the team will have its new shirt available in all sizes. Funds from the sale of the shirts will be used to help the team during the grueling “Indiana Sprint Week.” Fans can purchase the shirts in the pits after the races at the Perris and Santa Maria races for $20.00. For those who cannot attend the shirts are available by mail for $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

Graphics of the shirt Brody Roa will have available this Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway and July 1st at the Santa Maria Raceway.

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

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

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

The team is also looking for corporate sponsors who would like to be a part of the July “Indiana Sprint Week” effort. Interested parties can get all the details by calling: 714-932-7994 or by sending E-mail to: brodyroa91@gmail.com

Fans who wish to come out to watch Roa at Perris this Saturday night can find the track at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California (92571). The track website is: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

For those who wish to relive Roa’s appearance at Saturday’s race, LoudPedal Productions will have it available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

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

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

 

 

White Set for Northwest Debut During Dirt Cup Following ASCS National Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 20, 2017) - Harli White is battle tested as she embarks upon her first racing trip to the Northwest this weekend.

White will invade Washington this Thursday through Saturday for the 46 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup hosted by Skagit Speedway in Alger. It marks the first of two straight weekends in Washington for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm really excited about Skagit," she said. "It looks like a neat place. I've heard a lot of good things about racing in the Northwest so I'm looking forward to experiencing that."

White is coming off an up-and-down Speedweek with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Following results of seventh and 16th, respectively, during the first two rounds, White kicked off last week's action on Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. She finished where she started - fourth - in a heat race, which earned enough points to lock into the 14th starting position for the main event.

"The track wasn't real racy," she said. "I think we did pretty well for the way everything played out. We moved forward so that's always a plus."

White ended 11th.

She returned to Speedweek competition the following night at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., where she finished seventh in a heat race and fifth in a B Main. That forced her to take a provisional to start at the back of the main event.

"We drew terrible and started in the back of a heat race," she said. "We didn't make a qualifier so we were in the back of a B Main. We passed a few cars, but not enough. It was one of those deals where our night didn't start off too well and we were playing catch up. We got the car rolling really well in the A Main though."

White charged from 24th to a 15th-place finish.

Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., hosted a Speedweek race on Thursday. White advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race before maneuvering from 16th to 13th in the main event, although that doesn't tell the whole story.

"It's usually a racy race track, but that night it was one lane around the bottom," she said. "I passed a few cars around the top early before I got caught up in someone else's mess. I had to go to the back for a restart. We were rolling pretty good after that. The car was working and we were able to pass cars to rebound to 13th."

White made her debut at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Friday. She placed fifth in a heat race before netting a third-place result in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event.

"We had an overheating issue all night," she said. "The longer the race went on the worse the engine got and would lug the motor down. The temperature got up to 260 in the heat and we don't like that at all. We made some adjustments on the fuel to get the temperature down for the main event. It was good and didn't get hot. I was moving forward and got caught up when another guy spun in front of me. I tagged the wall and turned over."

White was credited with a 22nd-place finish.

Speedweek concluded on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway, where the team again battled an overheating engine. White ended fifth in a heat race to narrowly lock into the main event in the 16th starting position. However, an early spin relegated her to the back of the field for the restart.

"Once I got the wing in the trunk and stayed to the top we were a lot faster," she said. "Then the motor started laying down halfway through the race. I had to keep my momentum up. We moved forward. I think if our engine wouldn't have been giving us trouble we would have been a lot better."

White rallied from the back to post a 13th-place finish. The team, which ended 11th in the Speedweek standings, later discovered a rear end problem.

In other news, White will have her t-shirt trailer that will include Aaron Reutzel's apparel near the grandstands at Skagit Speedway this weekend.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 13 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 11 (14).

June 14 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 5 (8); Feature: 15 (24).

June 15 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 13 (16).

June 16 - Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 22 (19).

June 17 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 13 (16).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 46 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Body Works

The Body Works, which is located in Las Cruces, N.M., has provided professional collision repair, paint and restoration services since 1997. For more information, visit http://www.TheBodyWorkslc.com.

"They are great people who hung out with us and helped at the Chili Bowl last year," White said. "I met them while racing in Las Cruces in 2015 and I told my story to their employees. We hit it off and have become great friends."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., The Mower Shop, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Scores Top 10 at Outlaw and 12th-Place Result at Selinsgrove

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (June 20, 2017) - Joe Trenca remains third in the Patriot Sprint Tour American championship standings following a Northeast doubleheader last weekend.

The Mucci Motorsports competitor opened the action on Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., where he won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That advanced him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"I was really excited," he said. "We had good speed in hot laps and were good in the heat race. They did a lengthy track prep before the feature. We made a few changes thinking it was going to help. I think we went the wrong way. We just weren't that good.

"We were battling for fourth for a while. Me and another guy were going at it. With two laps to go a lapped car put me down in an infield tire. I had to get out of the throttle so I lost two positions to finish seventh."

Trenca's seventh-place finish was his sixth top 10 of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway, where Trenca timed in 19th quickest during qualifying.

"We put ourselves in a bad position to start the night," he said. "In the heat race I was able to maintain speed with the guys in front of me, but there wasn't much passing."

Trenca advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race. He started the main event on the outside of the eighth row.

"It was the best we felt all weekend in the feature," he said. "I was able to maneuverer to the top, bottom, middle and pass cars. We were finally satisfied with the car that it was making some improvements."

Trenca picked up a handful of positions to post a 12th-place finish.

He will return to action this Saturday at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour. Trenca finished a season-best third during his lone race at the track last year and he placed fifth in 2015.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 16 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (3).

June 17 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 12 (16).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967, Weld Wheels is the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels. Whether it's hard core off road, on the track, or on the street, Weld Wheels has unleashed the performance potential of all types of machines for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com .

"It's great to team up with Weld Wheels, which is a proven leader in premier wheels," Trenca said. "We really appreciate their support."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Johnson Captures First Career King of the West-NARC Win at Home Track

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (June 20, 2017) - Chase Johnson scored one of the biggest wins of his career last Saturday at his home track, where he recorded his first career King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series victory.

Johnson's triumph at Petaluma Speedway was also the first for his car owners Shawn and Cyndi Thomas.

"It was very big," Johnson said. "It was bigger because it was Shawn and Cyndi's first win. I'm happy to be a part of that. It's very deserved and made even cooler because it was a King of the West-NARC show because of how difficult those are to win. The level of competition is stellar. To do it in front of my hometown crowd, which was electric all night, and some of our sponsors was special."

The event started with Johnson qualifying sixth quickest.

"We didn't think we qualified that well," he said. "We were thinking we were going to be behind the eight ball and in trouble. The crew made quite a few changes to make us faster."

Johnson then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to lock into the dash. He redrew the No. 3 to start the dash on the inside of the second row.

"We were lucky to start third," he said. "We took full advantage and picked up a position to finish second and start the main event on the front row.

"We ran second up until Lap 15 or Lap 16 of the main event. We kept getting yellows when we'd get into traffic. It'd break my momentum because I was catching Bud (Kaeding) fast in traffic. I knew we had a better car in traffic. I saw an opening in traffic and I took it. He was slowing up for some cars ahead of him. I went for the slider in turns three and four and it stuck. I passed him and a lapped car."

Johnson took over the top spot around the midpoint of the main event.

"Once we took the lead he poked his nose in there a couple of times," he said. "I heard him once or twice, but it showed how fast our car was to hold him off."

The victory was Johnson's second straight win after he garnered his first career 410ci winged sprint car triumph the previous weekend.

Johnson has a handful of races on tap this weekend when he will compete on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series. He will also race Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. The weekend will wrap up on Sunday at Petaluma Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Flowmaster

Flowmaster manufactures performance mufflers and exhaust systems for street performance, race, truck and RV applications. For more information, visit http://www.FlowmasterMufflers.com .

"Flowmaster makes our race cars sound great as well as giving us the performance we need to win races," Johnson said. "To be a part of Team Flowmaster is an honor. As their history comes from a racing background in California, Flowmaster is now one of the leaders in exhaust technology today. When you're looking to make your street car sound like a race car make sure you choose Flowmaster. We look forward to our future with such an established company."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Woodland NAPA Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bell Helmets, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions, Oroville Cycle and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Posts Pair of Top 10s With ASCS Gulf South Region in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (June 20, 2017) - Brandon Hanks recorded a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend during an ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader in Texas.

"We decided at the last minute to load up and head to Texas," he said. "When we pulled up to Bronco Raceway Park (in Cleveland, Texas) on Friday the water truck wouldn't run and they hadn't watered the track. It didn't look good at all. We were throwing up dust in hot laps. It was so bad you couldn't see who was in front of you."

Hanks drew the pole position for a heat race, but dropped to a third-place result thanks to the track conditions.

"That was the worst place you could have started," he said. "There was nothing to get a hold of. I got beat going into turn one and then both myself and the leader hit something slick and slid up. I got passed for second so I ended up third."

That lined Hanks up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"We worked our way up to fourth and as I passing for fourth the caution came out," he said. "I had passed two cars right before the caution. They put me back to sixth for the restart since we didn't complete a lap. After the restart I was passing for fifth when I got tight on the cushion and about ate the wall. Mike Miller went by me and I ended up seventh."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Battleground Speedway, where Hanks maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race.

"I thought for sure we'd be in the redraw," he said. "I guess there was enough passing and I was in the last heat so that hurt me. I started ninth and again we were really fast, but started too far behind. We made our way through there. We were catching traffic. The race was around the bottom. You could run a little off it in turns one and two."

Hanks battled for a top five at the end of the race before he was credited with a sixth-place result, which was his fifth top 10 of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 16 - Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 7 (12).

June 17 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 6 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

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

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

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

 

 

Hagar Tackling USCS Tripleheader in Arkansas and Alabama This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (June 20, 2017) - Derek Hagar has a USCS Series tripleheader on deck.

Hagar will race at Riverside International Speedway on Thursday before venturing to Penton Raceway in Penton, Ala., on Friday and East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on Saturday.

Hagar ran into tough luck last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway, where he powered from sixth to third place in a heat race before a tight race car hampered him in the main event.

"We had a decent heat race run and that put us in a good position," he said. "The race track got better and better. We freed the car up a lot and I figured it'd be enough. I couldn't get on the gas to drive off the corner. The car was way too left rear tight. We had a red flag and got run over as we were slowing down. That flattened the right rear tire. We pushed off the track and I knew there wasn't going to be a lot of passing so we went to the pits."

Hagar was credited with a 14th-place result. However, he has earned multiple wins at Riverside International Speedway each of the last three years.

Friday will be his first time racing at Penton Raceway in several years while Saturday's show at East Alabama Motor Speedway is a track he's fond of.

Hagar was victorious at the bullring last June. He also won in June 2014, June 2013, June 2012 and in June 2007, when he scored his first career sprint car win.

"We've had a lot of success there whenever we get the opportunity to race so hopefully we can produce another June win this Saturday," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 14 (4).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; Friday at Penton Raceway in Penton, Ala.; and Saturday at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Produces ASCS Gulf South Region Win for Seventh Straight Season

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (June 20, 2017) - Channin Tankersley captured his first feature victory of the season last Friday to highlight a busy week of five straight nights of racing.

Tankersley, who was driving for Old School Racing, claimed an ASCS Gulf South Region event on Friday at Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, to give him at least one win with the series for seven straight seasons.

The night began with Tankersley advancing from third to second place in a heat race. That earned enough points to lock into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"We got lucky because the polesitter had an issue and had to have a second push," he said. "That moved us up to the pole. On that kind of track being up front was best because it was super hard to pass. One corner was super dusty. The other had a cushion by the wall and a little bottom."

Tankersley led the distance to earn the triumph, which was the best moment during a busy week that was either feast of famine.

The action started last Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where Tankersley was leading a heat race before a mechanical problem ended the night early during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek event.

The team regrouped and put in a different engine for Wednesday's Speedweek show at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

"It started out bad by drawing a No. 72 out of No. 72 in the pill draw," he said. "That actually helped us because we got good passing points. That put us on the front row of a qualifier and we won that."

Tankersley advanced from eighth to fifth place in a heat race and he won a qualifier from the pole. That ranked seventh in overall points and started him on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I got up to third within the first three or four laps," he said. "I was hanging in there for half the race. Then the car started to get really tight. I think the right rear tire was bleeding down. We held on to fifth."

Tankersley's fifth-place result was his best with the ASCS National Tour this season.

The final Speedweek race the team tackled was Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

"We had a good start to the night, but we had the car too tight for how the track was," he said. "It was pretty heavy around the bottom. We got lapped and I pulled off to save our equipment."

Tankersley, who advanced from third to second place in a heat race to make the feature redraw, faded from his sixth starting position before he exited the race early. He was credited with a 20th-place finish.

Following Friday's win, Tankersley wrapped up the weekend on Saturday at Battleground Speedway with the ASCS Gulf South.

"We started off great and got in the redraw, but we had the car too tight in the main event again," he said. "We know what to not do now."

Tankersley charged from fifth to second place in a heat race. He pulled the highest number - eight - during the random redraw to start the main event eighth. However, an ill handling race car forced him to end the night early with a 19th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 13 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: DNS (-).

June 14 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (8); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (7).

June 15 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 20 (6).

June 16 - Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (3).

June 17 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 19 (8).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blackfoot Electric

Blackfoot Electric is an electrician business based in Channelview, Texas.

"Charlie, who owns Blackfoot Electric, is like a MacGyver," Tankersley said. "He does just about everything for commercial and residential electrical work."

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

 

 

Taylor Captures Third Win of the Season to Cap Stellar Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FORT MORGAN, Colo. (June 20, 2017) - Two weeks ago Zac Taylor recorded his first career midget win at I-76 Speedway. He followed that up with a sprint car victory at the same track last Saturday.

The triumph capped a solid weekend for the teen as he garnered a fourth-place showing at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on Friday. Taylor won his heat race and charged from fourth to second place in the feature before spinning.

"I got anxious and missed my marks and spun out," he said. "I was able to come back to finish fourth, but we had a car that could have won."

The fourth-place result was his fourth top five of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at I-76 Speedway, where Taylor charged from sixth to second place in a heat race. He lined up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We figured the track would be dry and slick so we tightened it up to run the bottom," he said. "I ran down there the first 17 laps and we had a caution. I followed the first-place car and went up top. I slid him and bumped him. I wasn't happy with myself. I didn't want to win that way."

The win was Taylor's third trip to Victory Lane this season.

Taylor heads to El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo, this Saturday. He scored his first victory of the season at the track on May 13.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 16 - Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (4).

June 17 - I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 3 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Taylor's dad, Terry

"I want to thank my dad for always being there for me and helping me succeed with my dreams," Zac Taylor said. "This was the third year in a row I could honor him with a win on Father's Day Weekend."

Taylor would also like to thank H&H Resurfacing, SuperClean, Unique Signs and Designs, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Earns Seventh Victory in 12 Races During 43-Day Span

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (June 20, 2017) - Jack Dover is riding one of his hot streaks as he posted his seventh triumph in the last 12 races on Saturday at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb.

Dover has won at least once during five of the last six weeks he has competed.

"We looked at where we were this time last year and we only had two wins," he said. "We just have to keep the momentum up and I think we'll reach our goal of 20 wins."

The weekend began with Friday's Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints race at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., raining out.

The team ventured to Off Road Speedway on Saturday, when they advanced from third to second place in a Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints heat race. That earned a spot in the feature redraw, in which Dover pulled the No. 1 to start the main event on the pole.

"We tried some new stuff and we were too aggressive," he said. "The car was good, but it wasn't working exactly how I wanted it to. We had it too tight and I couldn't rotate the corners like we needed to. Jason Martin slid me with two laps to go. I knew he'd done it too fast. I drove under him and never looked back."

The win was Dover's third in the last five races with the series.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday, when Dover drove a 305ci winged sprint car for Chris Roseland during the Sprint Series of Nebraska show at Raceway Park.

Dover won a heat race after starting third to make the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We didn't have the car tight enough," he said. "It was one of the most boring races I've been in because it was right around the bottom about 20 miles per hour. We ran second for the first five laps. I tried a different line to see if my car would handle better and got passed. We got back down to the bottom and held on to where we were and finished as good as we could."

Dover earned a third-place finish, which was his 10th podium of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (1).

June 18 - Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Certified Transmission

Certified Transmission is one of the largest independent manufactured transmission repair and remanufacturing facilities in the country. Established in 1979, Certified Transmission has 13 retail stores in four states. For more information, visit http://www.CertifiedTransmission.com .

"Certified Transmission has been a great sponsor the last few years in helping build Jack Dover Racing," Dover said. "On top of their support for the race team, Certified Transmission put a transmission in my personal truck a few years ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Home Pride Companies Inc., Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Bryant and SawBlade.com Backed Team Back on Track Thanks to Engine Loan From Friend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (June 20, 2017) - Tommy Bryant and the SawBlade.com backed Cooper Motorsports team thought their racing opportunities were done for a while because the team was out of engines.

However, a surprise gift late last week put the team back on the track for the weekend.

"We had been down on power and when we got to taking things apart we found out why," Bryant said. "We had blown a head gasket and it was simply too much to risk to simply put on another gasket and go racing. We had leased out our spare and the other engine had some shavings in the oil the last time we ran it and needs to be gone through. I thought we were done for a while.

"James (Cooper) called me Thursday night and said Scotty McDonald was letting us borrow a motor. To be honest the car wasn't ready to go and I have started a new job and didn't have time to get it ready. James and his dad put the car back together so we could go racing."

Cooper drove the car on Friday at Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

"It had been probably a year and half since James drove and he's probably only driven one or two times in the last four years," Bryant said. "He looked pretty good, but the motor was a Ford and he was having issues with the throttle linkage hanging up on the dash."

After running mid-pack Cooper tangled with another car and cut a tire. He ended up finishing 17th.

Bryant was back behind the wheel of the No. 28 on Saturday at Battleground Speedway with the ASCS Gulf South Region. He powered from fifth to third place in a heat race to kick off the night.

"The throttle kept hanging up," he said. "I could see the dash was pushing in when I was on the throttle and in every corner I had to push the dash out. We got it figured out for the feature."

Bryant charged from 10th to a third-place finish, which marked his third top five this season.

"We had a restart with about five laps to go and I hung with Ray Allen (Kulhanek) and John (Carney II), but I just couldn't get the car to come off turn two," he said. "There was one tire knocked out about six feet and it was super slick getting off that corner and I just couldn't get it to work."

Bryant is tentatively scheduled to return to competition July 14 at Bronco Motor Speedway and July 15 at Battleground Speedway the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Battleground Speedway in Highland, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 3 (10).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 14 at Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, and July 15 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dissolvalloy

Dissolvalloy, which is located in Porter, Texas, has launched a new revolutionary piece of equipment for the fracking industry. Their frac balls have been designed to replace the traditional balls used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Dissolvalloy's new frac balls bring greater strength and toughness and are more dependable, dissolvable and customizable than any other frac ball in the market. For more information, visit http://Dissolvalloy.com.

"Scottie McDonald got us an engine so we could go racing this weekend," Bryant said. "I can't thank him enough for all he did for our team. We had a great weekend of racing thanks to Scottie."

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

 

 

Baughman Taking Break to Regroup Before Run at Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MOBERLY, Mo. (June 20, 2017) - Josh Baughman is taking the next two weeks off to regroup following a frustrating end to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

"We are taking a break," he said. "My luck has been terrible. Everything we do seems to go backwards. We're going to take a step back, regroup and come back excited to race."

Baughman was hampered by a high pill draw last Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., where the fourth round of the Speedweek was held.

"We drew at the back of a heat race on a locked down track," he said. "We were a product of a pill draw on a heavy race track."

Baughman placed fifth in a heat race and third in a B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. He picked up a handful of positions to finish 17th.

Baughman was on pace for a top-10 finish the following night at Randolph County Raceway, where he finished third in a heat race and started the main event 13th.

"We were running around 10th about 10 laps in when we broke an axle," he said. "We've had a lot of that kind of luck lately and we're going to start hating racing so we're taking some time off."

Baughman, who finished 23rd, said the team will focus on getting ready for the 360 and 410 Knoxville Nationals once they return to action early next month.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 17 (22).

June 16 - Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 23 (13).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Precision Catalyst

From CO, VOC and NOx abatement catalyst and systems to systems engineering, catalyst washing services and testing, Precision Catalyst's emission control systems deliver superior performance on every project. For more information, visit http://www.PreCat.net.

"Precision Catalyst is a fast growing business and a great partnership for our team," Baughman said. "We look forward to achieving success together."

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

 

 

Wheatley Excited for Dirt Cup Opportunity This Weekend at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (June 20, 2017) - Austen Wheatley will venture to his home track this weekend in search of his first career Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup triumph.

Wheatley is slated to drive for Doug Rutz during the 46th edition of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event this Thursday through Saturday at the high-banked oval in Alger, Wash.

"It's a big show," Wheatley said. "We've shown we have speed. We just have to have a solid night from start to finish. Instead of just starting strong, we need to be consistent throughout each night."

Wheatley has set quick time during four of his six races this season, but has run into a feast or famine situation during the main events.

"I think we've either won or crashed," he said. "It's important at Dirt Cup to have consistent results each time out. You just have to push hard every lap and hope you get enough points to put yourself in contention."

Wheatley enters the event with two feature wins this season, which is his most in a single season. He has competed at Skagit Speedway once this year, but was caught up in an opening-lap crash.

Wheatley recorded his first career win at the track in 2014 and has produced a top-10 result during nine of his last 12 360ci winged sprint car races at the oval. Additionally, he was in contention for his best-ever World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result at Skagit Speedway last September before he was caught up in a crash while running in the top 10 with only a couple of laps remaining.

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 46 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

Redlined Welding & Construction performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors. Based out of Lake Stevens, Wash., Redlined Welding & Construction is owned and operated by Austen's father, Shannon Wheatley.

"Redlined Welding & Construction is a family business and we race with a family team so without Redlined Welding & Construction I wouldn't be able to race," Austen Wheatley said. "It is the heart and soul of this team."

Wheatley would also like to thank Downforce Designs, Astro Titanium, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Lawrence Collects Top Five at Bronco to Highlight ASCS Gulf South Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (June 20, 2017) - Zane Lawrence scored a top-five finish to highlight last weekend's ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader.

Lawrence kicked off the weekend on Friday at Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, where he started on the outside of the third row in a heat race. Lawrence maneuvered to a runner-up result to garner the most points out of any competitor. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - eight - during the random redraw to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"We had a good car in the heat race and were able to make our way to the front, but of course our bad luck in pill draws struck again and I pulled an eight," he said. "We had to start the feature a few rows further back than we wanted to."

Lawrence made up ground in the feature as he advanced three positions to finish fifth. That was his eighth top five of the season.

"The car was good the first half of the race," he said. "The wing post broke about halfway through. It was jammed and I couldn't get it to slide back any further, which presented a problem, but we overcame it for another top five."

Lawrence rounded out the doubleheader on Saturday at Battleground Speedway, where he posted a heat race win after starting fourth.

"The night started off pretty good," he said. "We were good in the heat race and going into the feature. I think we were definitely going to be in contention for a win there."

Luck showed as well as Lawrence redrew the No. 2, starting him on the outside of the front row for the main event.

Lawrence remained in second early in the feature before a battle with a lapped car cost him, ultimately sending him on a wild ride.

"That's definitely not something that you want to have happen when you're trying to a race for a win, but that's racing, too," he said.

That incident ended Lawrence's night early and he was credited with a 20 th-place finish. He remains second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

Lawrence will take this weekend off before resuming competition on July 1 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the Sprint Car Bandits Series. Lawrence ranks third in the Sprint Car Bandits Series championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 5 (8).

June 18 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 20 (2).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 1 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the Sprint Car Bandits Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zane-Lawrence-Racing-1770208319967876/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Astro Titanium

Astro Titanium was founded in 1998 to design and manufacture only the highest quality titanium fasteners in the sprint car and midget racing industry. Its products are made in house in the U.S.A. For more information, visit http://www.AstroTitanium.com.

"Astro Titanium is one of our new sponsors for this year and we're glad to have them on board," Lawrence said. "We use a lot of titanium on our sprint cars so it's nice to have a reliable titanium company help us out."

Lawrence would also like to thank Lawrence Towing, B&B Automotive, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium, Keizer Aluminum Wheels and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Hopes to be Cleared for Return to Racing Soon

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (June 20, 2017) - Alex Hill remained on the sidelines for another week as she awaits medical approval to return to the track following injuries sustained in a racing accident at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 27.

The 17-year-old still has symptoms of the concussion that she sustained in the crash, although they have lessened recently.

"I'm still having some headaches, but not as often as I did before," she said. "I'm hoping to be back racing soon. It's really boring not being able to race."

Hill will get an update this week on whether she can return to racing soon.

"I have an appointment on Thursday and they'll decide if I'm ready to start racing again," she said.

"If they clear me to race my first race would probably be the following week on June 30 with the NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. We plan to rejoin the ASCS National Tour, but it wouldn't make much sense financially to do it then. We would have to haul our car out to the West Coast just for two races. We'll probably just wait until they head back this way. But it still all depends on when the doctor says I can race again."

The next major event for Hill will take place on June 29 when she graduates from high school at Assumption College School.

"I'm really looking forward to graduating," she said. "Especially since our graduation doesn't happen until quite a bit later than other high schools."

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

June 30 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, with the NRA Sprint Invaders (tentative)

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lettrage Pixel

With six years of designing experience, Lettrage Pixel has and continues to give their customers the best looking logos, fleet designs, race cars and everything in between. For more information, go to http://www.LettragePixel.com.

"Lettrage Pixel does the graphics for our car," Hill said. "They also designed my helmet and they are doing two more for me. We're really happy with their work."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Iroquois Hereford Farms, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman Bound for Dirt Cup After Sixth-Place Finish in ASCS National Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 20, 2017) - Seth Bergman has a lofty goal heading into the 46th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup this weekend at Skagit Speedway.

"We're going there to win," he said. "We've won at Skagit in the past and we've done well during Dirt Cup, but I've yet to produce a Dirt Cup title. Growing up in Washington it would be a huge accomplishment to win Dirt Cup. That's what we're aiming for."

The Washington native will return to his home state for the marquee event at the high-banked oval in Alger, Wash., this Thursday through Saturday when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour makes its only visit this season.

Bergman enters the weekend ranked sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. However, he is less than 100 points out of second place.

Bergman is coming off his second straight sixth-place finish in the Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek standings after competing in seven races in nine nights throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

After placing 12th and sixth, respectively, during the first two rounds, Bergman kicked off last week's action on Tuesday by finishing second in a heat race at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. That locked him into the 10th starting position for the main event and he rallied to record a fifth-place result, which marked his ninth top five of the season.

Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., hosted the midpoint of the Speedweek on Wednesday, when Bergman placed fourth in a heat race and ninth in a qualifier. That relegated him to a B Main, in which Bergman advanced from fifth to second place to transfer into the main event. He then rallied from 19th to 12th in the main event.

Bergman's best outing of Speedweek came on Thursday evening at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., where he won a heat race to earn a spot in the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We did well for the most part of moving forward in main events throughout the week," he said. "Thursday's feature at Creek County was the one time we had a decent starting position and I was able to contend for the win. We didn't accomplish our goal of reaching Victory Lane, but a podium was a good result during a challenging week."

Bergman ventured to Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Friday. He ended third in a heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the eighth row for the main event. Bergman powered to an eighth-place result, which was his 15th top 10 this year.

Speedweek wrapped up on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway, where Bergman advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race. That garnered enough points to lock into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the second-highest number - seven - to start the main event on the inside of the fourth row.

"We didn't have the car good enough to move forward," he said. "I was able to battle just inside the top 10 for most of the race before fading to 11 th. It was a frustrating finish to Speedweek, but we're excited to put that behind us and head to Washington."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 13 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 5 (10).

June 14 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (4); Qualifier: 9 (7); B Main: 2 (5); Feature: 12 (19).

June 15 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (2).

June 16 - Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 8 (15).

June 17 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 11 (7).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 1 win, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for 46 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Beierle Soaks in New Tracks and New Experiences During ASCS Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (June 20, 2017) - As a college student, Andee Beierle is used to learning. It's no different on the track in her second year of 360ci winged sprint car competition.

Beierle and the BDS Motorsports team recently competed in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek. Mechanical problems with the tow vehicle caused her to miss the first few shows, but she was able to run three consecutive nights to wrap up Speedweek.

"We left Monday and we didn't get to race until Thursday," she said. "We spent three days working on the truck. Once we got to racing, it was such an amazing experience. I raced at three tracks I've never seen with varying shapes and sizes. I've never run on a track as small as Creek County Speedway (in Sapulpa, Okla.). And Lucas Oil Speedway (in Wheatland, Mo.) …wow, what a facility."

Beierle opened her condensed Speedweek last Thursday at Creek County Speedway before venturing to Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Friday. Speedweek wrapped up on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway, where Beierle posted her best result of 18th.

"We got better and faster and I got more confidence every time we raced," she said. "We got to race in the A Main at Lucas Oil Speedway and it was just so cool being in a field with so many great drivers, many whom have competed with the Outlaws."

The BDS Motorsports team had their promotional trailer set up at the tracks as well and a conversation with a fan helped put Beierle's season into perspective.

"This fan asked how long I've been racing and when I told him this is my second year in a 360 he asked Justin (Henderson, BDS Motorsports teammate) and he said 22 years," she said. "It really put things into perspective for me that it will take time for me to learn. I'm taking baby steps and we are making progress. The BDS Motorsports team gives me a great race car every night. Nothing is ever neglected on the car and I never have to worry about anything."

On a personal note, Beierle wants to thank teammate Justin Henderson for all of his help. Henderson recently announced he was leaving the BDS Motorsports team to spend more time with his business and family.

"You couldn't ask for a better teammate," she said. "I've learned so much because of Justin. He always made a point of watching me every time I was on the track and then teaching me what I could do better. I can't thank him enough for the guidance and support."

While Beierle will not be racing for a few weeks, the BDS Motorsports team will have a promotional presence at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, this weekend. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series hits the track on Friday and the NASCAR Xfinity Series competes on Saturday.

"We will have our cars there to give people an idea of what dirt racing is all about," Beierle said. "We will have goodie bags for the kids and adults. The kids' aspect of our promotional deal is huge … bigger than I thought. And now that we've added Mr. Bubble it's even better. It's so cool meeting and making new fans."

Beierle is scheduled to return to competition July 14-15 at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 8 (4); B Main: 10 (11).

June 16 - Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. - Heat race: 8 (3); B Main: 11 (14).

June 17 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 18 (14).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

July 14-15 at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"First, I want to thank Lucas Oil for such a beautiful racing facility and for backing a series that gives me an opportunity to grow and learn," Beierle said. "Second, the Lucas Oil Products we use on our race cars are absolutely the best. Their Slick Mist is phenomenal."

Beierle would also like to thank Mr. Bubble, Northern Coatings, Inc., Arienco Construction Inc., Harmony Stables, Liquid Nitro, Simpson Race Products, IETF, Dollar-Dental, Hi-Tech MotorWorks and Four in the Fluff Marketing & Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Chaney and CH Motorsports Post Top-Five Run at Wayne County During All Star Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 20, 2017) - Rob Chaney steered the CH Motorsports No. 83 to a fifth-place feature finish on Monday night during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket race at Wayne County Speedway.

Chaney's solid run came among a field of 57 drivers at the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event.

Chaney qualified 17th quickest overall and fourth in his group, placing him on the pole for a heat race. He made the most of his starting position by leading start-to-finish for the win over Tim Shaffer, Kasey Kahne and Rico Abreu. Chaney's victory advanced him into the dash, which determined the starting position for the inside line of the night's main event. He started and finished fifth in the four-lap race.

Chaney lined up ninth in the A Main and was able to advance to fifth despite a brake problem.

"We were pretty good the entire night," he said. "This was one of the toughest fields we've seen this year. We had an issue with the brakes in the feature, which may have kept us from a better finish. But all in all, it was a solid night for us.

"I think it's really cool when Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne race with us. It obviously makes it tougher for us because they're the best. But I think it gives our sport a lot of credibility and respect."

Next up on the racing schedule for Chaney and CH Motorsports will be another All Star Speedweek race this Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 19 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 17; Heat race 1 (1); Feature 5 (9).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, for an Ohio Speedweek race with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_robchaney

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fisher Racing Engines

Fisher Racing Engines is a long-time noted builder and supplier of racing engines, particularly for some of the top sprint car teams in the country. Fisher Racing Engines is located in Plain City, Ohio.

"I've known Charlie and James (Fisher) since I started racing," Chaney said. "They've always built fast and reliable engines."

CH Motorsports would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Winters Performance, KSE Racing Products, Wings Unlimited, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Slade Shock Technology, Simpson Race Products and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss second at Ray Tilley Classic

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (June 20, 2017) - A pair of top-ten finishes in Central Pennsylvania highlighted Brock Zearfoss’ recent weekend of competition, one of which during the annual Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway on Friday, June 16. The three-time Central Pennsylvania “410” main event winner finished second at the Selinsgrove half-mile, kicking-off the evening with the fourth fastest time out of 20 entries during qualifying times.

Zearfoss followed his Selinsgrove Speedway visit with an eighth place performance at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 17. Now fourth in the track championship point chase, Zearfoss will continue his 2017 Port Royal Speedway championship quest on Saturday evening, June 24.

“We had a great weekend. I can’t say enough about this team and what we’ve been accomplishing,” Brock Zearfoss explained, pilot of the Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 3Z. “We’ve been consistent all season. I’m sure that consistency will soon turn into more victories. We have a long season ahead. I’m confident we’ll be up front more than not.”

In addition to Port Royal Speedway, Brock Zearfoss will return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, June 23, once again piloting the Aaron Long-owned No. 58.

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

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise, as well as 2017 AL Competition merchandise, is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth).

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway)

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

 

 

USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, June 20, 2017) This Saturday night, June 24th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series headlines an all open wheel show at the “Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” Perris Auto Speedway. In addition to the stars and cars from the West Coast’s number one sprint car series, The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars will also be on the program. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will begin at 7:00.

Saturday’s race will be the fourth appearance of the USAC/CRA race on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval in 2017. Richard Vander Weerd, who was born in Upland, raised in Chino and who now resides in Visalia, won the season opener in early March. Concord’s Damion Gardner, whose 43-wins lead the all-time USAC/CRA winners list at The PAS, won the April race and March’s Salute to Indy on Memorial Day weekend.

5-time champion Damion Gardner of Concord is once again leading the USAC/CRA Series point standings. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Gardner’s Salute to Indy Win was his 73rd in USAC/CRA competition and is nearly double that of the second man on the list, Mike Spencer of Temecula. Gardner’s three wins in 2017 have all come for car owner Mark Alexander. Coming into the season, Alexander had 65 wins and that was one behind the then all-time leader, the late Ron Chaffin. Alexander has passed Chaffin and will be looking for win #69 on Saturday.

In addition to all his main event wins, Gardner also has five USAC/CRA Series championships. That is the same amount as arch rival Spencer. Gardner notched his first USAC/CRA title driving for Chaffin in the second year of the series in 2005. He then left to race in the USAC National Sprint Car Series in the Midwest and Spencer took over the ride in Chaffin’s famous red #50 car. Spencer reeled off five straight titles in the car from 2008-2012. Since Spencer’s last title in 2012, Gardner has won four straight championships for Alexander. In addition to his four titles with Gardner, Alexander also had a championship with Tony Jones in 2007.

Coming into Saturday’s race at The PAS, Gardner, who led 83 of 100 laps before finishing second in a USAC Silver Crown race in Pennsylvania last Friday, has a 42-point lead in the championship standings over Garden Grove’s Brody Roa. Three weeks ago, Roa headed to the Midwest to take on the USAC National Sprint Car Series in Nebraska and Iowa. He raised eyebrows around the country when he took home a hard fought fifth-place finish at Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway.

Spencer, recent college graduate Jake Swanson of Anaheim and Yorba Linda’s Austin “The Big Game Hunter” Williams of Yorba Linda round out the top five in the championship standings. Spencer has settled in nicely in his first full season for Gansen Racing. On the first weekend in May, he ended a near two-year victory drought with a popular win at the Ventura Raceway.

After Saturday’s 30-lap main event, all the USAC/CRA drivers in the race will immediately stop on the front straight and fans will be allowed onto the track to get autographs and take photos. In addition, one youngster will be presented with an official winner’s plaque signed by the winning driver and another will get a Hoosier Racing Tires flag signed by all the drivers.

In the Senior Sprint Car class, Canyon Country stunt man Richard McCormick thrilled the crowd at the Salute to Indy when he passed former Speedway Motorcycle racer John Aden of Apple Valley to win the main event. For drivers age 40 and over, it was Aden’s first appearance with the senior set and he seemed destined for victory until McCormick screamed into the lead with less than 10-feet to go. McCormick is the Senior Series point leader going into Saturday night’s race and he has a comfortable 32-point advantage over Ed Schwarz of Santa Fe Springs.

Alaska’s Danny Parrish, #1, and Richard McCormick of Canyon Country battle wheel to wheel in the PAS Senior Sprint Car class. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

First time PAS Young Gun competitors Cody Smotherman of Porterville and Blaze Hildebrand of Yucca Valley showed the locals the fast way around when they placed first and second in The PAS Young Guns (drivers 14-25 with no prior sprint car experience) main event at the Salute to Indy. Despite flipping in his heat the last time, Joel Rayborne, a 14-year-old student at West Covina High School, leads Acton college student Hannah Mayhew by a mere four points in the fight for the Young Gun championship.

Despite this flip at The PAS on Memorial Day Weekend, 14-year-old West Covina High student Joel Rayborne leads The PAS Young Gun point standings. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $25.00. Seniors 65 and older get in for $20.00. Active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and gets age 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Advanced tickets for Saturday’s event are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=922977. For those who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Point Standings

1. Damion Gardner – Concord, CA – 408

2. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA – 366

3. Mike Spencer – Temecula, CA – 342

4. Jake Swanson – Anaheim, CA – 335

5. Austin Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 277

6. Cody Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 272

7. Logan Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 254

8. Richard Vander Weerd – Visalia, CA – 216

9. Chris Gansen - Verdemont Heights, CA - 212

10. Tommy Malcolm – Corona, CA – 183

PAS Senior Sprint Point Standings

1. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country, CA - 188

1. Ed Schwarz – Santa Fe Springs, CA - 156

3. Danny Parrish – Fairbanks, AK - 155

4. Rick Hendrix - Palmdale, CA - 125

5. Mike Trottochau - Acton, CA – 123

PAS Young Gun Sprint Car Point Standings

1. Joel Rayborne – West Covina, CA – 170

2. Hannah Mayhew – Acton, CA - 166

3. Daniel Anderson - Venice, CA – 114

4. Trinton Sparks – Bakersfield, CA - 99

5. Gary Marshall Jr. – Pomona, CA – 97

 

 

Mason Moore 10th with SCCT aboard F&F Racing No. x1

PETERSEN MEDIA- Picking the SCCT series up for the second and final time in Antioch, CA on Saturday night, Mason Moore would dodge some carnage in the feature event to score a 10th place finish.

“We started pretty far back in the feature event on Saturday night, and stayed out of trouble and worked forward to grab a Top-10 finish,” Mason Moore said.

Timing the Geico/Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Twisted Tea backed No. x1 entry in second fastest in his qualifying group, Moore start and finish third in his heat race and transfer into the 40-lap feature event.

Not qualifying for the Dash, Moore would find the Levin’s Auto Supply/Garth Moore Insurance/LRB Race Products entry in the 17th starting position in the feature.

Starting deep in the fray, Moore would pick up a couple of spots in the opening 10-laps before an array of cautions and stoppages would plague the rest of the race.

Using restarts to his advantage, Moore would soon find himself in the Top-10 as an open red flag was needed on the 20th lap. With cautions continuing to hamper the flow of the race, time would soon become an issue as officials would begin shaving laps off the feature event.

Continuing to run in the 10th spot, the 11pm curfew would soon become an issue and the checkered flag would waive on the 25th lap, and Moore would end his night with his sixth Top-10 of the season with the F&F Racing team.

“It was a weird feature,” Moore added. “We really couldn’t get going because we’d get a few laps in and then the caution flag seemed to come out. It was one of those nights that you start pretty far back and are happy to avoid some of the tangles and come away with a decent finish.”

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

ON TAP: Moore and the F&F Racing team will be back in action on Saturday night as they head to Calistoga Speedway with SCCT.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-6.

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

 

 

Becker Has Great Weekend Back Aboard Menne Motorsports Entry

PETERSEN MEDIA- Following a couple weeks away from the Menne Motorsports No. 75 machine, Sean Becker and company didn’t seem to miss a beat during a busy weekend as the team captured a third place finish on Friday night during the David Tarter Memorial in Chico, CA and a fourth place finish with the SCCT on Saturday night in Antioch, CA.

“It was an extremely hot weekend, and my guys did a great job of giving me a great car against some pretty tough competition,” Sean Becker said.

Friday night saw the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. backed No. 75 machine check into Silver Dollar Speedway for the David Tarter Memorial.

Timing in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials amongst the 20-cars checked into the pit area, the Roseville, CA driver would finish third in his heat race and make himself eligible for the redraw.

A three-lap Dash-For-Cash with the four fastest qualifiers would see Becker finish second to Kyle Hirst. With the Dash-for-Cash having no bearing on the starting line up, Becker would draw the six pill and line up in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

On a racy Silver Dollar Speedway, Becker had his elbows up as he battled with some the region’s best. Racing with the likes of Gio Scelzi, Kyle Hirst, and Bud Kaeding, Becker would cap his night with a podium finish in a race that has a close meaning to him in honor of David Tarter.

Bolting the 360 power plant in and heading to Antioch, CA on Saturday night, ‘The Shark’ would kick the night off by laying down the third fastest lap in his qualifying group which placed him on the front row for heat race action.

Winning the heat, Becker would move to the feature event where he would grid the field from the 10th starting position.

When the race came to life, Becker would quickly move forward as he was able to climb up into the sixth spot before the first caution of the night flew on the 10th lap.

Continuing to battle for a spot in the top-five when the race came back to life, a red nine laps later would bunch the field back up and a couple more stoppages by the 20th lap would see crews allowed on to the track to add fuel to their machines as Becker was now up to the fourth spot.

With the race ultimately being cut to a 25-lap affair due to the 11pm state curfew, the final five laps would see Becker get up as high as the third spot, before falling back to fourth during the final restart.

“It was a little wild on Saturday night, but it was good to get another good finish,” Becker said. “This entire team is really excited for a big event coming up on Saturday.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins- 2, Top 5’s- 12, Top 10’s- 14

ON TAP: The Menne Motorsports team will be in action on Saturday night as they travel to the scenic Calistoga Speedway.

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

 

 

Kyle Offill Captures Top-10 at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to progress on a weekly basis, Kyle Offill would earn his first career fast time award on Friday night at Ocean Speedway before finishing ninth during the feature event.

“We got off to a really nice start on Friday night getting fast time and getting into the Dash,” Kyle Offill said. “In the feature we got into another car and knocked the nosewing down and made the car tough to drive, but we were still able to hang on and come away with a Top-10.”

22 cars would check into Ocean Speedway on Friday night, and Offill would set the bar during qualifying time trials as he earned quick time honors aboard the Ochoco West/Boise Cascade/Reliable Lumber No 2k machine.

Finishing third in his heat race, Offill would move into the six-lap Dash where a fifth place finish placed him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event on what was an immaculately prepared Ocean Speedway surface.

Settling into the fourth spot as the race came to life, contact early in the race while battling for position would get Offill’s nose wing out of whack. With the nose wing playing a pivotal role in keeping air on the front end of the car, Offill would admittedly have a tough time maneuvering his machine.

Doing a great job despite the difficult task at hand, Offill would stay the course and take the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

Moving onto Antioch, CA on Saturday night to battle with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Offill would get timed in as well as he would have hoped and found the Mass Brothers Powder Coating/TMAC Motorsports/Taco Bravo backed entry lined up in the fourth row of his heat race.

Going from seventh to sixth, Offill would be forced into the Finley Farms ‘B’ Main where the top-six would move into the feature event. Lining up in the eight starting position, Offill would get off to a great start as he forged ahead early and took over the fifth position.

Looking for more, Offill would close in on fourth but contact with a spinning car would get his machine upside down, and his night would come to an early end.

“We had a really good car in the ‘B’, and I was looking forward to transferring and getting a shot in the feature,” Offill added. “Unfortunately we got together with another car and it ended our night.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 17, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 5

ON TAP: Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing will now set their sights on the famed Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night for the seventh SCCT event of the season.

 

 

Gualda Impresses As He Hard Charges at Antioch Speedway with C&M Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though he got off to a slow start on Saturday night in Antioch, CA, Tony Gualda ended on a high note as he was able to advance from the 21st starting position and finish seventh with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“We got off to a slow start which I thought may be tough to rebound from with such a tough field, but Heavy D and Cody gave me a good car all night long, and we really ended up having a great night,” Tony Gualda said.

Taking to the Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA for the sixth SCCT event of the 2017 season, Gualda would get off to a rough start in time trials as he would time in 27th fastest of the 29 cars checked into the pit area.

With his work cut out for him in heat race action, Gualda would line the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals backed No. 7c machine up shotgun on the field in his heat race as he carved his way forward to finish sixth.

Forced into the semi, the Hollister, CA product would grid the field from the 10th starting position, and would need to finish in the Top-Six to keep his night rolling. Making a couple of impressive moves, Gualda would pocket the fifth spot at the finish line and grid the field from the 21st starting position for what was a scheduled 40-lap ‘A’ Main event.

From the back of the pack, Gualda would carry over the momentum from the semi as he began working his way forward from the drop of the green flag. Working his way towards the Top-10 a caution on the 10th lap would begin a trend of stoppages on this night.

Using double file restarts to his advantage, Gualda would soon find himself up in the Top-10 as the race reached the regularly scheduled halfway point. Climbing into the seventh spot by the 20th circuit, Gualda would make a daring move to take over the fifth spot only to see the red flag waive and negate his pass.

Losing his spots, Gualda would go back to seventh, and as the race resumed the checkered would be displayed to the field just two laps later on the 25th lap as the 11pm curfew had been reached.

With his 7th place finish, Gualda earned Hard Charger honors on this night.

“We turned a lot of laps on Saturday night, and I had a blast and learned a lot,” Gualda added. “Again, huge thanks to everyone on this team for all of their hard work.”

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

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports and Tony Gualda will be in action on Saturday night in Calistoga, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-9.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Quick Start Ends Rough in Antioch For Cody Lamar

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the second week in a row Cody Lamar found himself battling up front. A week after leading laps at Placerville Speedway, Lamar was battling in the top-three with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Antioch Speedway until issues on the 23rd lap resulted in him getting upside down.

“Our night started out great, but it didn’t quite end how we had hoped,” Cody Lamar said.

29 cars checked into Antioch Speedway on Saturday night for the sixth SCCT event and Lamar would open things up by timing in third fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Sacramento, CA pilot would take care of business and pick up the win and make himself eligible for the nightly Dash. Finishing sixth in the Dash, Lamar would grid the field from the third row for the scheduled 40-lap feature event aboard the A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 9L.

As the race got underway, Lamar would battle inside the top five as he chased after the likes of Steven Tiner, Willie Croft, and Ryan Bernal who all raced hard right in front of him.

On this night, stoppages would hamper much of the race, and restarts would play a big part in how things shook out. Working his way up to the third spot, Lamar would chase after the lead duo of Jonathan Allard and Kyle Hirst.

Racing hard for position as the race drew to a close, issues in turns three and four would result in Lamar tripping over the cushion and getting his machine upside down which brought his night to an end.

“We got to racing three-wide and I got stuck in the middle of a battle and got into the cushion wrong and got over,” Lamar said. “We had a really fast car all night long, and hopefully we can rebound and have the same speed at Calistoga this weekend.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Lamar is set to be in action on Saturday night as he returns to action with the SCCT at the famed Calistoga Speedway.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Skagit Bound After Two Speedweek Wins!

(Bill W) June 20, 2017 – It was “boom or bust” for Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team during Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek. Two wins and two second place finishes highlighted the week. The other three events ended in DNF’s. The wins came at Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas (his fourth win of the year there) and at Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma. The Sunnyvale, Texas native hopes to repeat as the Skagit Dirt Nationals champion this weekend. The event, at Skagit Speedway near Alger, Washington, again pays $15,000 to the winner.

Speedweek started at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Friday, June 9. “We were able to dominate the heat at Lubbock,” says Sam. “We drew a five for the feature, and got to third right away. We were trying to go for a little more than we should have, and ended up on our lid that night.”

Sam and the team were ready for Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas June 10. “We had to pull down another car,” he says. “We felt good in hot laps, but we got a bad start in our heat and only went from fifth to fourth. We started 11th in the feature, and had a tire cut down about halfway through. That pretty much ended our night.”

They rebounded at one of their favorite tracks, Devil’s Bowl Speedway a week ago on Tuesday.

“We were able to fix the car that was bent up,” says Sam. “After we fixed it, we pretty much dominated at Devil’s Bowl. We won our heat and drew a starting spot outside row one for the feature. We took off from the outset and won. That was a great way to get things headed the right direction again.”

The momentum continued for Sam on Wednesday at Lawton. “We had heats and Qualifiers at Lawton,” he says. “We went from fifth to third in our heat, and third to first in the Qualifier. We started front row outside again. We were able to take the lead on lap two and went on to win by over five seconds there. The back to back wins were great.”

Next up was Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, Oklahoma Thursday. “We won the heat from the pole,” says Sam. “We drew the eight. That didn’t work out so well. The track was pretty one-lane around the bottom. We got up to fifth and we were passing for fourth. We ended up getting chopped off and that spun us. We went to the back and really couldn’t pass anyone back there.”

Sam made his first start at Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri Friday. “We were able to go from fourth to second in the heat,” he says. “We really couldn’t do anything with (Brian) Brown there. We led early in the feature. (Aaron) Reutzel passed us about lap four, but we got going again, and got back by him. We led a couple laps and he got back by us. Brown came on strong at that point. We really had nothing for him, and we ended up finishing second to him there.”

The Speedweek finale came Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway near Wheatland, Missouri.

“We started fifth in the heat and ran third,” says Sam. “We drew a four for the feature. We just kind of rode around there for a while. We finally got to second about lap thirteen or fourteen. We reeled in Reutzel with a couple laps to go. We made a couple of runs at him, but we just couldn’t finish the pass. We ended up second, but I believe we had the fastest car. Track position was really key.”

Overall, the tiring week was a success. There is no rest for the weary as the series heads to the Pacific Northwest this weekend. “We were happy with the week really,” says Sam. “Despite a few DNF’s, we were finishing first or second, so we can’t complain. We’re on our way to Washington, and we’re ready to get another $15,000 at Skagit, that’s for sure!”

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Same playing field: Jacob Allen gears up for inaugural World of Outlaws event at West Liberty Raceway

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — June 20, 2017 — During his first couple of years on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, just about every track was a new one for Jacob Allen. Now in year-four with the Outlaws, the number of new tracks he visits each season can usually be counted on one hand. He will encounter a new venue on the schedule this week as the series heads to West Liberty Raceway in Iowa for the first time.

The inaugural West Liberty Hawkeye 25 for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at West Liberty Raceway is set for Friday June 23. Along with a full night of racing for the Outlaws, Modifieds will also be on the card.

“Since no one has ever been there we are all on the same playing field,” said Allen. “Going to new tracks is something that I’m very used to now. That’s part of the deal of being out here racing with the Outlaws, so it’s nothing new. We get used to it and it’s fun to go to new tracks and see new places.”

West Liberty Raceway is a sprawling half-mile, located at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds. Over the course of the last 12 races, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has competed eight times at tracks that would be considered “big tracks,” mainly half-miles, but also a seventh-sixteenths-mile and a fourth-tenths-mile. Allen got his first taste of big tracks early in his career in Central Pennsylvania.

“I feel pretty comfortable on the big tracks,” shared Allen. “We have a lot of those back home in Pennsylvania, but I have probably run more on big tracks with the Outlaws than I did when I was back racing there. By running at Knoxville (Raceway), Jackson (Motorplex), Eldora (Speedway) and places like that, it gets you ready for all the bigger tracks. The speed is fun for me at those big tracks and I look forward to going to them.”

Allen picked up his first-career win in a 410-sprint win last fall at Susquehanna Speedway in Pennsylvania, following the conclusion of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season. Allen led all 30 laps of that main event, holding off two of Central Pennsylvania’s best drivers in the process. Current Outlaws rookie contender Brent Marks finished fourth in that race.

“Winning at Susky was great,” he said. “Lance (Dewease) ran second and (Greg) Hodnett was third, so to win over those guys was pretty huge. Those guys are the ones usually contending for Outlaws wins when we race back home, so to come off of the Outlaws season and win there going into the off-season really was a confidence booster. That got me very excited for this season and trying to get that first Outlaws win.”

Last weekend, Allen won the Craftsman Club Dash to earn the pole at River Cities Speedway in North Dakota and led the first four laps of the main event. That marked the first time he led laps in a feature event in his young career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. While getting that first Outlaws win in a big goal of his, continuing to add to his knowledge-base, by observing the veteran drivers and teams and how they operate, is a key element for Allen.

“You learn every day out here with the Outlaws,” Allen noted. “I feel like my focus is a lot better and you keep watching and studying how people do things on the road. You watch what the good guys do and try to learn what it takes to be one of the best. I pay attention to that and try to go out each night and get closer to that goal.”

Allen drives for Shark Racing, a team that is owned by his father, Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, one of the original Outlaws. Along with the father/son duo, Logan Schuchart, Bobby Allen’s, grandson drives for the team. The trio travels the country together and races both cars out of the same trailer. For the younger Allen, he wouldn’t trade getting to race with his dad for anything.

“It’s the best racing with my dad,” said the second-generation driver. “I couldn’t ask for anything better than to be with my dad. He makes it really easy on me to go out there and drive. I tell him if I am loose or tight and he gives me what is the best feel for me in the race car. He watches and knows where my comfort is on certain tracks and on certain surfaces. I’m really lucky and I feel like I am learning how to do things right, by being with my dad every night at the track.”

Tickets for the inaugural West Liberty Hawkeye 25, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series inaugural at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling: 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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World of Outlaws Return to Deer Creek Speedway on June 29

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — June 20, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on Thursday, June 29 for the Clash at the Creek. This will mark the series’ first visit to the track since 2015.

In that event two years ago, Brad Sweet was victorious over eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz. Daryn Pittman, who is Sweet’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, led the first two laps of the 35-lapper, before Sweet took command, holding off a late-race charge by Schatz.

Joey Saldana is a two-time winner at Deer Creek Speedway, winning the inaugural Clash at the Creek in 2009 and repeating the following year. In the seven races contested by the series at the high-banked oval, Saldana is the only driver with multiple wins.

Schatz has seven top-10 finishes in the same number of starts at Deer Creek Speedway, making him the only driver to have finishing in the top-10 in each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the three-eights-mile, as he chases his first win at the venue. Deer Creek is one of the few tracks on the schedule that Schatz has not won at. Jason Sides also has competed in all previous seven races for the series at the track.

Paul McMahan was victorious at Deer Creek Speedway in 2014. The veteran drive is sporting a new number this year, with the “4” gracing the top wing of the blue and yellow machine for Destiny Motorsports. Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, has three top-five finishes in three starts at Deer Creek, as he chases his first win at the venue. Kraig Kinser also has a trio of top-10 finishes in his career at Deer Creek Speedway.

David Gravel has a pair of top-10 finishes in his three starts at Deer Creek Speedway, including a charge from 17th to fifth in 2015. Gravel recently tied his career-high, by scoring his ninth win of the season, which is second only to Schatz on the leaderboard.

Shane Stewart and Jason Johnson have each made just one start at Deer Creek Speedway, with that coming in the series last visit to the track in 2015. The pair of veteran drivers have each won twice thus far in 2017.

Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, teammates for Shark Racing, have each made two starts at Deer Creek Speedway in their young career. Allen, who ran among the top-three late in the race in 2015, finished sixth in that event.

A total of four drivers will be making their first starts at Deer Creek Speedway, led by Greg Wilson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, along with teenager Clyde Knipp and rookie contenders Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks.

Tickets for the Clash at the Creek, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Deer Creek Speedway on Thursday, June 29, 2017 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track.

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The 2018 Classic Is Finger Lickin Good

One of the World’s Most Iconic Brands will become a major part of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic with KFC, one of Australia’s Largest Food Chains, joining forces with the Premier Speedway Club as a major supporting partner of Australia’s Premier Sprintcar event.

The agreement has been struck with the Bird Group of Companies that own the franchise rights to KFC’s Ararat, Hamilton, Horsham, Maryborough, Mt. Gambier, Portland and Warrnambool stores.

Naturally the Management team at Premier Speedway are very excited to be able to attract the support of such a recognizable and reputable supporter.

“Over many years now, everyone here at Premier Speedway has taken great pride in being able to conduct great events such as the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, as well as being able to support and service those sponsors, of which KFC is now one, that come on board to assist us in staging those events”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“We take extreme pride in having had companies of National prominence see fit to become a part of the Premier Speedway and our events – especially the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic”.

“We are very proud of the way our patrons are so loyal to our sponsors and I have no doubt that quite a few extra KFC Meals will be purchased by our Speedway fans on the back of this announcement”, Mills added.

“We look forward to KFC not only being a part of the 2018 Classic, but also as a part of the Classic for many years to come. KFC is an iconic brand and we hope that the Classic is becoming an iconic event on the Speedway calendar as well”, Mills said.

Bird Group of Companies representative Maddy Bird indicated she and the team at KFC Warrnambool were excited to be associated with one of Warrnambool’s biggest events.

“The board and members of Premier Speedway should be very proud of what they bring to Warrnambool and our region, so for KFC to now be a part of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is something we are very excited about”, Bird said.

“We have had some initial involvement with the Club over the 2016-17 season, as we are pleasantly surprised with the level of commitment and service we got from the Club, it all points toward a great relationship for all parties, including the racers and fans, going forward”, she added.

KFC landed in Australia in 1968 when the first store was opened in Guildford, Sydney NSW.

Today KFC serves 2 million customers every week (that's a lot of chicken) through over 600 stores across Australia. This makes KFC one of the largest fast food chains in the country. We are passionate about serving our customers freshly prepared, great tasting food with a key part of this being The Colonel's signature blend of 11 herbs and spices. Even today these remain a secret with the original recipe under lock and key in our headquarters in Kentucky, USA. KFC now joins Performance Racegear, the Lady Bay Resort and KRE Race Engines as confirmed supporters of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic which will be held from Friday January 19 through to Sunday January 21, 2018. In addition to the supporting sponsorship agreements, an exciting opportunity still exists for the events Naming Rights Sponsorship with all interested parties urged to contact the Club for further information.

 

 

Tarlton Picks Up Third Top Five Finish In Third Start of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking the reigns of his potent Tarlton Motorsports No. 21 machine on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Tommy Tarlton would again put together another great night as he finished fourth after lining up in the 18th starting spot.

“Paul Baines and my guys gave me another fantastic car,” Tarlton said. “We sealed on right rear up on a late red flag, and that slowed us down at the end, but still a great night for our team.”

Getting off to a rare slow start on Friday night in Watsonville, CA, Tarlton timed the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc/Executive Auto No. 21 machine in 15th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Racing his way to a third place finish during heat race competition, the Easton, CA product would line his famed blacked out entry up in the eighth row for the 30-lap feature event on another racy Ocean Speedway surface.

When the green lights flashed, Tarlton was patient as he picked cars off en route to the front. Slowly grabbing positions, Tarlton would come alive during the back half of the 30-lapper.

Getting by the likes of Kurt Nelson and Jason Chisum late, Tarlton would close in on a torrid battle between the Top-Three as he had taken over the fourth spot.

A red flag late in the race would prove to be bad for Tarlton, as he was not quite the same in the final stages of the race. Unable to battle with the lead trio, Tarlton would fend off some challengers as he closed his night with a fourth place finish.

“Before that final red, I think we had a shot at the guys battling for the lead, but after that I was just kind of hanging on,” Tarlton said. “Thanks to the people who support our race team, and thanks to Paul Baines and the guys for their hard work.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports will most likely return to action at Ocean Speedway on July 7th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma Set for Ardmore and Ada Events This Weekend!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – June 19, 2017 - After nearly a one month hiatus, it is back to racing action for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products as a double-header looms this coming weekend for the Oklahoma-based series.

It all kicks off this coming Friday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore where three events have been scheduled with Mother Nature winning twice and Wichita Falls, Texas driver Chad Koch picking up his first feature victory of the season back at the season opener on March 25.

The next night the drivers and officials will head east to Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada for the first of two scheduled appearances on the 2017 race season.

After five events, Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens carries a twenty-three-point lead over Koch in the point standings while defending series and IMCA sprint car national champion Andy Shouse sits just twenty-eight points out of the lead. Wichita Falls driver Brandon Long, Loyd Clevenger, Joe Wood, Jr., Shayla Waddell, Chris Kelly, Justin Fisk and Zach Blurton round out the top ten and all except Kelly and Blurton are expected to compete this weekend.

Also slated to compete are Cody Whitworth, Brandon Anderson, Tristian Oakes, Jerry Jumper, Blake Scott, Michelle and Justin Melton, Eric Mathews, Blake Dacus as well as rookies Dillon Laden, Steven Shebester, Justin Mowery and Josh Toho. Several North Texas drivers have also indicated their intentions on competing “north of the Red River” and, in fact, have won the five events that have been held at the speedway since last year.

It all kicks off this Friday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway where grandstand adult general admission is just $15; $10 for ages 6-10; All pit passes are just $30. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:30 PM start time. The Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located 0.7 mile east of I-35 (exit 29) on US 70, then 1.8 miles south on US 77. For more race and ticket information call 405-627-1766 or click www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com to visit the track's official website.

Saturday night at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada will see Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults; $13 for ages 11-15 and all seniors while children ten and under admitted into the grandstands for free. All pit passes are just $30. The track address is 8300 West Hwy 3w and is located ten miles west of Ada on Hwy 3w. For more track information check out the OSP website www.oklahomasportspark.com.

The 2017 season for the SSO is presented by Smiley’s Racing Products and the series would also like to thank the following contingency partners for this season: Saldana Racing Products; Pyrotech Fuel Cells; Keizer Wheels, Competition Suspension; Outlaw Wings; Danny Halloway' Martens Machine Shop; Messmer Racing LLC.

To stay up to date on the daily happenings with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma, find them on their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma.

You are also encouraged to call the SSO at (405) 417-2202 or (405) 818-9007 for any and all questions concerning the series and if you are interested in climbing aboard as a series partner or contingency sponsor.

Current SSO Point Standings: 1) Jake Martens 187, 2) Chad Koch 164, 3) Andy Shouse 159, 4) Brandon Long 145, 5) Loyd Clevenger 144, 6) Joe Wood Jr. 134, 7) Shayla Waddell 122, 8) Chris Kelly 121, 9) Justin Fisk 117, 10) Zach Blurton 103, 11) Cody Whitworth 98, 12) Brandon Anderson 93, 13) Tristan Oakes and Jerry Jumper 91, 15) Dillon Laden 90, 16) Steven Shebester 74, 17) Blake Scott 70, 18) Michelle Melton 69, 19) Justin Mowery 50, 20) Eric Matthews 49

2017 Feature Winners: Shouse (2), Koch, Wood, Todd Schwartz (1)

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Wet WoO Weekend!

(Bill W) June 19, 2017 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team had high hopes going into Friday’s World of Outlaws return to River Cities Speedway in their hometown Grand Forks, North Dakota. Though they finished with a solid top ten, they had hoped for a little more. To make things worse, the WoO visit planned for Fargo Saturday was a wash.

Mark says the draw didn’t start well. “We drew the very last pill in qualifying. My drawing skills were up to par. We qualified seventh in our group, which was o.k. for where we went out.”

Lining up fourth in his heat, he wanted to finish in the top two and lock into the Dash.

“I felt we had a great car,” says Mark. “We got going and got into third right away. We chased down Joey Saldana. We were definitely faster. He definitely had ears on his car, because wherever my motor made noise, his car got wide in that direction. He was making his car really wide, and it was a shame, because second is a critical spot that puts you in the Dash. Apparently, he wanted it as badly as us.”

The third-place finish put Mark outside the fifth row for a main event that would go late into the night. “The feature was long and interesting,” he says. “We got four laps in when Jacob Allen crashed. We were up to eighth at that point, and the rain came down. We had a downpour from twenty to thirty minutes, and it was a few hours before we ran again.”

Obviously, the track had taken a lot of moisture by the time the green fell again.

“The track was extremely heavy,” says Mark. “It was really one-lane around the bottom. It was like a rubber-down track, only because of the stickiness of the track. We were up to seventh at one point. I bicycled and lost a couple spots. We ended up ninth at the end of it.”

He talked about the team’s plan for this week. “We’re planning on Ada, Minnesota on Thursday with NOSA, and Jackson (Minnesota) on Friday. Saturday is up in the air depending on weather. It will either be Knoxville (Iowa), or River Cities has a special fair race.”

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June 19, 2017

The Latimore Valley Fair Begins This Friday

York Springs, Pa. – The 33rd annual Latimore Valley Fair will begin this Friday, June 23, on the grounds of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. The old-fashion country fair will end on Sunday, June 25.

The Latimore Valley Fair occupies the 60 acres of tree-covered and grassy land just south of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. Admission is free each day along with free parking.

The fair will commence on Friday at 4 p.m. The southern rock band Smokin’ Gunnz will take to the infield bandstand at 7 p.m. At 7:45 there will be a rubber duck race held in the Latimore Creek. The owner of the fastest duck will receive a cash prize.

Saturday morning, at 8 a.m., the York Springs Cub Scouts will provide breakfast. The Carroll County Rabbit and Cavy Club will have an educational display including a petting zoo.

The sounds of racing engines will fill the air as antique race cars will circle the Latimore Valley Fairground half-mile dirt oval starting at 11:30 a.m. The track will be open to race cars until 3 p.m.

The Saturday evening music entertainment will be Border Line, a classic country band.

Sunday’s fair will feature a show of classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, and drag racing equipment. The cruise-in will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. At 2 p.m. there will be a “cackle fest” where all the drag racing engines will come to life.

The Latimore Valley Fair will present a wide variety of vendors featuring homemade crafts, flowers, antiques and much more. Each day antique steam engines and tractors will be on display.

During the fair, there will be a shuttle bus to transport fairgoers to the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. The museum will be open during the fair. There is no fee for the shuttle service.

EMMR is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is a non-profit organization founded in 1975, dedicated to the preservation of America’s great motor racing history. EMMR not only honors significant people and vehicles of racing’s past; but also, the historic speedways, fairgrounds, drag racing organizations, and the Gettysburg Region Antique Auto Club of America.

For more information contact us at www.emmr.org. The museum and Latimore Valley Fairground are located at 100 Baltimore Road, off Route 15 midway between Dillsburg and York Spring. The telephone number is 717 – 528 – 8279.

 

 

RAIN STOPS MASS 'PACK THE HOUSE NIGHT' EVENT AT BRIDGEPORT

Bridgeport, NJ

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

For the second time this season, scattered pop-up rain showers forced Bridgeport Speedway officials to postpone the features for all classes including the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series to a later date.

With twenty Sprint Cars signed in at the back gate, two heat races were run prior to the cancellation, with Tommy Carberry and Mark Bitner taking home the victories for each qualifying event.

A complete redraw of the top eight finishers of the combined heat races was implemented with Bryant Davis and Jeff Geiges set to start on the pole.

The next event on the schedule is at Grandview Speedway Inc. this coming Saturday, June 24th. Sponsoring this event will be the official parts trailer of MASS, Thayer Performance and Parts. The next time the 305 Sprint Cars Series is set to return to Bridgeport is Saturday, July 8th.

For more information on upcoming MASS events, please visit our Facebook page Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series or log on to our website www.masprintseries.com.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Records Two Top-Five Finishes in First Trip to Williams Grove Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Quickly after the dust settled on Indiana Midget Week, Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team headed east to compete at the Williams Grove Speedway on Thursday and Friday night where Carrick would put together two great showings that saw him finish fifth on Thursday and second on Friday at the historic half mile.

“It was an awesome first trip to Williams Grove Speedway,” Tanner Carrick said. “I can’t thank the KKM team enough for giving me a car to run up front both nights.”

Thursday night in Mechanicsburg, PA, Carrick got the night started off by finishing fourth in his heat race aboard the potent TRD/Curb Records/IPC backed No. 71k machine.

Moving into the 20-lap feature event, Carrick would find himself taking the green flag from the fifth starting position. The ½ mile paper clip shaped facility in the heart of Pennsylvania would prove to be a little tough to make ground up once the field got strung out.

The Lincoln, CA product would lose a few spots early on the tricky race track as eh would fall back to the eighth spot at one time before he would get going. Battling with KKM teammate Holly Shelton and Tanner Thorson at times, Carrick would do a nice job of securing a Top-Five as he took the checkered flag in the fifth spot.

Friday night saw Carrick and the KKM team return to Williams Grove Speedway where he would again show great speed on the famous ½ mile facility.

Lining up in the eighth starting position in his heat race, Carrick would have his elbows up as he carved his way forward. Able to make up major ground, Carrick would finish in the second position and find himself on the pole of the feature event.

Getting the jump when the feature came to life, Carrick would lead the first lap before Brady Bacon was able to get by him and drop him into second.

Back in second, Carrick would battle with KKM teammates Spencer Bayston and Tanner Thorson, but was bale to keep them at bay as he held down the second spot.

Impressive on the daunting track, Carrick brought his stay in the heart of PA Posse country home with a second place finish.

“Our team worked hard and we all ran well,” Carrick added. “It was different than what we had been on the last few weeks, but it was a lot of fun.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank TRD, Curb Records, IPC, Cemex, CVC, and Shell Shock for their support.

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick and the KKM team will take this weekend off as Carrick will run an Outlaw Kart in his native California.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Hirst Wins Third Career Tarter Memorial

6/19/2017- Kyle Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team started off Father’s Day weekend in Victory Lane Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA winning the David Tarter Memorial.

After qualifying third quick out of a 19 car field, Hirst went on to win Heat #3 and the three-lap “Dash for Cash” event. After drawing the #3 pill, Hirst lined up his Roth/HR Livestock Transportation machine inside of Row #2.

Early on in the 25-lap A-Main event, Hirst made an outside move off of turn 4 claiming the second position. Chasing down the pole sitter Chase Majdic, Hirst set his sights on the lead just as Majdic got caught up with Brian Boswell on lap five. On the restart, Hirst pulled away and quickly caught the tail end of the field. Hooking a rut in turn 3, Hirst lost control and the lead to teammate Giovanni Scelzi. Hirst and Scelzi continued to race nose to tail thru traffic. A “bobble” by Scelzi in turn 3 opened the door for Hirst as he regained the lead off of turn 4. Hirst went on to win his third career David Tarter Memorial with teammate Gio Scelzi right behind him in 2nd, giving Roth Motorsports a 1-2 finish.

On Saturday night, the Roth team headed south to Antioch Speedway to race round six with the (SCCT) Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Hirst topped the 28 car field with quick time. Finishing second in Heat #4, placed him into the Dash event. Hirst went on to win the event, giving him the pole position for the A-Main.

Hirst lead the first 17 laps, maneuvering his way through lapped traffic. Contact between Hirst and second place Jonathan Allard, moved the Roth 83 machine to second as the Red Flag flew on Lap 18. Suffering from power steering damage, Hirst continued on as he man handled his race car for the remainder of the race, holding on for a second place finish.

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

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will be racing Friday night with the KWS-NARC Series at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA. Saturday night, double duty with the KWS-NARC Series & the 360 Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA.

SEASON STATS: Races: 27, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 16, Top 10’s: 23

**Photo credit: RCM Design

STAY CONNECTED:

Roth Motorsports: Website: www.rothmotorsports83.com

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

Twitter: @RothMotorsports

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Cap Week With Runner-Up Result at River Cities

Inside Line Promotions - FARGO, N.D. (June 19, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen recorded a runner-up result last Friday at River Cities Speedway to highlight a two-race week with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The Muddy sponsored team opened the night by timing in second quickest around the quarter-mile oval. Madsen then won a heat race to lock into the dash, in which he advanced from fifth to third place to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"We made progress in the dash," he said. "We had a rain delay a few laps into the main event so that narrowed the track for the restart."

Madsen restarted second and he battled for the win during the remainder of the race.

"We pushed (David) Gravel all the way," he said. "There was going to be opportunities when we got to traffic. You had to make sure you were right there. If someone made a mistake they were going to cover the hole quick. We got the lead once, but a lapped car was pulling off the track and I had to lift so I gave the lead back."

Madsen took over the top spot on Lap 20, but Gravel regained the lead the following lap. Madsen's second-place finish was his 13th top five in 25 races this season.

The week began on Tuesday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., where Madsen set quick time during his group's qualifying.

"Qualifying was really good," he said. "The car was nice and we put down a good lap. It's not everything, but it definitely makes the night a lot more manageable."

Madsen won a heat race from the pole to lock into the dash. Unfortunately, the dash inversion was an eight and that lined him up on the outside of the fourth row. Madsen picked up a position in the dash to finish seventh and he gained another spot in the main event to cap the night sixth.

"I was disappointed with the result because we had such a good car," he said. "I was always on the back of some car. We didn't progress up the order to challenge for the win. The bottom of the track was so good about three quarters of the race before the top came in. I wish I made the switch at the right time and I think we could have gained a couple more positions."

Saturday's show at Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, N.D., was postponed to August because of inclement weather.

The Muddy backed team is scheduled to compete this Tuesday at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn.; Friday at West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa; and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. However, the team may race on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, if weather is a concern in Wisconsin.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 13 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (8); Feature: 6 (7).

June 16 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn.; Friday at West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa; and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series or Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid ™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

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 2017.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

Ashe Battles Back to Finish 11th at Tarter Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his second 410 start over the weekend during the Tarter Memorial in Chico, CA, Lucas Ashe would overcome some early issues and come away with an 11th place finish.

“We were helping Harley Van Dyke shake down his personal car, and we had some early issues that set us back,” Ashe explained. “It was nice to get another night in a 410 under my belt, and I have to thank Harley and his guys for working hard on what was a pretty brutal day heat wise.”

Not getting any hot laps in as engine issues plagued Ashe and company early in the night, the issue would be rectified just before time trials and it would essentially be a chance for Ashe to just make sure the problem was truly solved.

Lining up shotgun on the field in his heat race, the Cottonwood, CA driver would finish in the fifth spot aboard the SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 35.

Lining up in the eighth row for the feature event, Ashe would go to work on a track that saw guys work the cushion at one end and use the bottom at the other. Able to move around a little during the course of the night, Ashe would work his way forward as he picked up a couple of positions.

Chasing after Andy Forsberg in the closing laps hoping to get into the Top-10, Ashe would take the checkered flag in his second 410ci start with an 11th place finish.

“It was a tough night, but I was still able to learn some things and make the best of it,” Ashe added. “We are heading up to Skagit Speedway this weekend for the Dirt Cup, and I couldn’t not be more anxious to take part in such a storied event and race with the ASCS National Tour.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 14, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-3

ON TAP: Ashe and company will now head north to the Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as they will take part in the Dirt Cup.

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

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Swindell Nearly Sweeps Hooker Hood Classic Before Bad Luck Strikes

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (June 19, 2017) - Sammy Swindell was well on his way to not only winning the Hooker Hood Classic, but sweeping the marquee event last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway before bad luck struck.

Swindell, who was driving for A.G. Rains, won both the dash and a heat race and he was leading the main event just after the midpoint of the race when a tire problem occurred.

"The night was going pretty good, but the right front tire came off the bead," he said. "There wasn't any contact. It just popped off somehow. I don't really know why. It bounced a bit and I was on the right front and it came off."

Swindell had put himself in a great position up to that point beginning with a dash win. He then charged from fifth to capture a heat race triumph.

"It was all good," he said. "We spent a little time last week and found some things from running both cars. We sat down and looked at everything. We had a good setup right off the trailer. We didn't do a whole lot to it all night."

Swindell ranked second in overall points, which lined him up on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event.

"The polesitter took off way early and was quite a bit ahead of me down the front chute," he said. "He led the first three laps or so. I made a couple of good corners. I got a run under him and passed him. Someone said we had a half a lap on the field before we had a caution. About halfway through is when we lost the right front tire and had to go to the back. The track was getting harder and harder to pass. I got through a few of them, but got tied up with a couple of cars. It was so wet on the bottom you couldn't run down there. Guys were running the middle and taking up so much room getting in the corner. I was running the top and got stuck behind a couple drivers too long."

Swindell led more than half of the race before the tire incident. He rallied from the back to place fifth during the closing laps.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 17 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Dash: 1 (2); Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 5 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Acme Graphix & Design

Acme Graphix & Design is a graphic and design company owned by sprint car driver A.G. Rains. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Acmegraphixanddesign/ .

"Acme Graphix has been doing all my graphic stuff, decals, banners for the trailers, etc., for a long time," Swindell said. "A.G. has race cars and knows how things should go together. I can call him up and say I need something and he gets it done."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Rossie Feed & Grain, CP Pistons, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Guides Gobrecht Motorsports to Podium Finish at Port Royal

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (June 19, 2017) - Trey Starks scored his fifth podium finish of the season last Saturday when Gobrecht Motorsports invaded Port Royal Speedway.

"They did the passing points format for the heat races," he said. "We drew the last pill in the bucket so we started 10th in the final heat. We were pretty good. We passed a lot of cars and gained a lot of points. That was nice to get in the redraw."

Starks maneuvered from 10th to fifth place at the half-mile oval. That earned enough points to lock into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"We drew a good pill," he said. "We ran a pretty solid main. We were fighting for second the first 10 or so laps. Once everyone got in traffic it got strung out. We got through some lappers with about five laps to go and started running the leaders down, but we needed five or so more laps to be in the hunt for it. It was really nice to get another good run at a Central Pennsylvania track. I'm really enjoying racing at Port Royal more and more. It's nice to have a fast car there."

Starks recorded a third-place result to give him three top fives during three races at the track this season.

The weekend began the previous night when Starks made his debut at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. Starks qualified eighth quickest before he won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the seventh starting position for the main event.

"We weren't good early, but were coming on late," he said. "We were running seventh about two thirds of the way through the race when we had a mechanical problem."

Starks was unable to finish the race and was credited with a 12 th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 16 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (7).

June 17 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Heat race: 5 (10); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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 - ServiceMaster Clean

ServiceMaster Clean provides specialty cleaning services to residential homeowners and commercial businesses through franchises worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ServiceMasterClean.com .

"I want to thank ServiceMaster Clean for supporting our race team," Starks said. "Their service is top notch and I'd recommend looking into it whether you want some housework done or a commercial business cleaned."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, Textron Off Road, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Showcasing Five Divisions During Full Tilt Performance Night and South Dakota Night This Friday

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 19, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex welcomes the return of the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store this Friday during Full Tilt Performance Night and South Dakota Night.

The 410ci winged sprint car class will be joined by Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks.

Mark Dobmeier enters this weekend with a slim four-point lead in the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store championship standings over Kerry Madsen with Brian Brown and Ian Madsen tied for third - only 14 points behind Dobmeier.

Kerry Madsen is the lone driver to win multiple races as he has captured two of the five A Mains at the half-mile oval this season. Brown, Ian Madsen and Brad Sweet, who claimed the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals earlier this month, have also scored victories.

Friday night will also offer the DeBerg Concrete 410 Challenge, in which any driver who starts the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store main event further back than eighth and finishes in the top three will receive bonus money.

Kaleb Johnson holds a 15-point lead in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints standings. Trevor Serbus ranks second with Dusty Ballenger tied with Colin Smith for third - only 18 points out of the lead.

Ballenger is the only driver to record multiple wins in the class. Johnson, Bruce Anderson, Brady Forbrook and Ben Woods have also visited Victory Lane this season.

Kelly Shryock leads the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods standings by a dozen points over Mat Hollerich with Jay Noteboom only 14 points behind Shryock.

Hollerich, Noteboom and Brandon Beckendorf have each garnered a feature triumph this year.

The top-five drivers in the Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods are separated by only seven points. Jason Andrews leads with Dan Paplow two points out of the top spot. Kyle Steuber is one point behind Paplow, who, along with Matthew Looft and Dustin Wiederhoeft, has recorded a victory this season.

D.J. Clinton holds a one-point advantage over Justin Luinenburg in the Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks standings with Ben Peterson only three points out of the top spot.

Luinenburg leads the way with two wins and Clinton was victorious during the only other race.

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

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors ages 62 and older and $10 for students ages 13 to 18. Children ages 12 and younger get in free. Pit passes are $30.

Local Casey's General Stores have $5 off coupons and anyone from South Dakota who presents a valid ID gets in free.

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

UP NEXT -

Friday featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Madsen Scores Two Podium Finishes; Takes on World of Outlaws in MN and IA Before Returning to Knoxville Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA- Running well as some big races approach, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team picked up a third place finish with the ASCS National Tour on Friday night in Missouri, before scoring another podium on Saturday night in Knoxville, IA.

“It was another good weekend for our race team,” Ian Madsen said. “We are running really well everywhere and that is huge with some big races coming up.”

Friday night in Moberly, MO, Madsen would get things off to a great start as he worked his way from his fifth starting position in the heat race to finish second.

Moving to the feature event based on passing points, the St. Marys, NSW native lined the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring No. 18 machine up in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

Running in the lead pack much of the night, Madsen would chase after Aaron Retuzel and Sam Hafertepe as they ran in front of him. Late in the feature Reutzel’s misfortune would be Madsen’s gain and he would take over the third spot.

The closing laps would see Madsen challenge the ASCS National Series point leader for the second spot, but would come up short as he settled for a third place finish at the stripe.

Traveling to Knoxville, IA on Saturday night, Madsen would continue to run well in Lucas Oil Cup competition. Timing in fifth fastest in time trials, Madsen would line up fifth in his heat race and finish in the fourth position.

Lining up seventh for the feature event, Madsen would run in that same spot as the feature event was slow to get going. Following a couple of early stoppages, Madsen would get going forward as the race reeled off laps.

Able to fight past some tough competition, Madsen would pick up his fourth podium of the year with the Knoxville Raceway 410’s as he has now overtaken the point lead.

“We continue to be extremely consistent, and that is a good thing,” Madsen noted. “We are consistently fast and up front, so if we can continue to be so, more wins will come.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-46, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 21, Top 10’s-33

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be in action with the World of Outlaws on Tuesday night in Sauk Rapids, MN, Friday night in West Liberty, IA and on Saturday night the team will return for more weekly action at Knoxville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

NCRA Announces $4000 to win for Sprints During Hutch Grand Nationals!

Park City, Kansas – June 19, 2017 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products announced Monday that the 61st Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand National Auto Races presented by Midwest Super Store will pay the series sprint car division $4000 to win and $$400 to start on championship Saturday night, July 15, 2017.

It will all kick off on Friday night, July 14, with double heat races and points accumulated tailed to set up the line-ups for championship Saturday night’s consolation and feature finale. Drivers must compete both nights for full pay and if competing on Saturday night only, will be paid half the purse.

The annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals is the high-light on the series schedule that takes place atop the famed half mile oval on the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Pit gates will open both Friday and Saturday night at 4:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time.

There will be an open practice session for all Hutch Nationals competitors on Thursday night, July 13, from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

More information on this and all other events pertaining to the historic Hutch Nationals, check out the series official website www.racencra.com and the Hutchinson Grand Nationals facebook page: Hutchinson Grand National Auto Races.

Below is the official championship Saturday payout for the NCRA Sprint Car Series:

1) $4000, 2) $2500, 3) $2000, 4) $1500, 5) $1000, 6) $800, 7) $700, 8) $600, 9-13) $500, 14-18) $450, 19-24) $400

 

 

Rilat Nets Second Straight Sprint Car Win in Montana

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (June 19, 2017) - Travis Rilat earned his second straight win driving for Richard Saumure in the state of Montana last Saturday when the duo captured the inaugural Northwest Challenge Series event at BMP Speedway.

Rilat opened the night by advancing from third to second place in a heat race. That locked him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 5 to start the 25-lap main event on the inside of the third row.

"We had a great car all night and I knew from the drop of the green flag we'd be a contender," he said. "We worked our way into the lead by Lap 7 and checked out from there."

A pair of cautions bunched the field together, but Rilat kept his challengers at bay en route to the victory.

"It was great to get our first win during our first weekend at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls last month and to back up that performance by winning during our debut at BMP Speedway in Billings was very rewarding," he said. "Every time I get in the No. 39c car I feel like we have a shot to win."

Rilat, who faced mechanical problems in his own sprint car last Tuesday during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek event at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, will pilot Saumure's race car again this weekend during the famed 46th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup.

The marquee event is Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

Rilat and Saumure have enjoyed a lot of success at the high-banked oval the past few seasons. They have earned eight podium finishes and 18 top 10s during 25 races at the track since the start of the 2013 season.

Additionally, Rilat claimed a Dirt Cup preliminary triumph in 2006 and 2012 when the event hosted 410ci winged sprint cars.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 13 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: DNF (5); B Main: DNS (-).

June 17 - BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 46 th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carlan Services

Established in 1997, Carlan Services operates an environmental cleanup business that transports contaminated and other materials as well as a variety of other services. For more information, visit http://www.Carlan.com.

"They do so much stuff I can't even keep up," Rilat said. "They are one of the major sponsors and we're grateful for all of the help they provide."

Rilat would also like to thank Xtreme Oilfield Technology, Shark Racing Engines, Northern Provincial Pipelines, Matt's Oilfield Services, TriJet Manufacturing Services, Northern Lights Welding, Camex VP, Rob Wright Building Supplies, Scott Safety, Max Fuel, Jaron Water Hauling, Maxim, Factory Kahne, HRP, Ti22, Weld Wheels, Ben Cook Racing and Smiley's Racing Products among others for their continued support on Richard Saumure's No. 39c Maxim.

 

 

Weekend Slows Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting to the original home base of Destiny Motorsports in North Dakota over the weekend, rainy weather would put a hamper on things as an extended rain delay on Friday night would lead to getting collected in a wreck before Saturday’s program was rained out.

“Friday night was really unfortunate,” Paul McMahan said. “We had weather roll in just as the feature got started, and after a pretty long delay, we got collected in a huge pile up on the restart and really made a long night even longer.”

The team would check into the River Cities Speedway on Friday night in Grand Forks, ND and McMahan would time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion backed No. 4 machine in fifth fastest in his qualifying flight with 36 cars checked into the pits.

Heat race action would see the Nashville, TN resident finish fourth after a spirited battle with Mark Dobmeier, and place him in the 14th starting position for the 40-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, the red flag would waive on the fifth lap as a car flipped wildly in turn four. Under the stoppage, the sky would open up and rain would fall sending drivers and their cars back to their pit area.

Waiting out the weather, action would resume nearly three hours after the rain fell. After a couple of hot lap sessions, the track would still have some greasy spots and that would be evident as the race came back to life.

When the field was shown the green flag, a couple of cars would get out of shape in front of McMahan and with nowhere to go he would get collected in the huge pile up and his machine would get upside down and his night would come to an end.

The team would also be in action earlier in the week as the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series made their return to Eagle Raceway on Tuesday night.

Getting the Destiny Motorsports machine timed in ninth fastest in time trials, McMahan would take care of business during his heat race as a third place finish placed him in the fifth row of the 30-lap feature event.

When the Eagle Nationals feature came to life, McMahan would get into a little early trouble as he would get out of shape on the opening lap and bring out a caution flag.

Surrendering a good starting spot, McMahan would show some nice speed from the back of the pack. Navigating his way through some tricky traffic, McMahan would work his way forward and pocket a 15th place finish at the stripe.

“It was just kind of a frustrating week overall,” McMahan said. “Friday night we waited our weather and got collected in someone else’s mess, and in Nebraska we were in a good spot with a really good car and got turned on the first lap and had to go to the back. These guys keep working hard and we keep doing what we can night in and night out.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-44, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be at the Granite City Speedway on Tuesday night, West Liberty Raceway on Friday night and Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Watts Picks Up Another Top-10 With the KWS

PETERSEN MEDIA: Following the King of the West Series to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, Sean Watts would put together a nice night that saw him pick up a heat race win and score a ninth place finish in the feature event.

“It was another step in the right direction for our race team,” Watts said. “We ended up on the front row of our heat race and we were able to pick up the win and move into the Dash.”

22 cars checked into the Bay Area facility, and Watts got his night kicked off by timing the Grizzly Coolers/Schaeffer Racing Oil/Rolfe Construction machine in 11th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race alongside Andy Forsberg, Watts would get the jump as he would be on the preferred low groove as things came to life. Fending off Forsberg, Watts would pick up the important win and stamp his ticket into the nine-car Dash that would set the first five rows of the feature event.

With the zero pill being pulled for the Dash inversion, Watts would start ninth in the sixth-lap affair, and finish ninth putting him in the ninth starting spot for the 30-lap finale.

Watts would get off to a bit of a slow start on the unusually slicked off racing surface. Falling back as far as the 13th spot in the opening six laps, Watts would regroup as the race got into an extended 21-lap green flag run.

Working his way back forward in some tricky traffic, Watts would pick up lost position in the closing laps as he got back up to the ninth spot.

“It was odd to see Petaluma so slick and take some rubber at the end of the race,” Watts added. “I think we made the right changes after the Dash, and despite losing some spots early we were able to pick them up and get another Top-10.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet American, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Tee’s and Tops, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

 

 

Netto Records Two Top-10’s During Double Header Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: A bit of a tough weekend for DJ Netto and his Tri-C Motorsports team saw the Hanford, CA still pick up a pair of Top-10 finishes during action at Chico, CA on Friday night and Petaluma, CA on Saturday night.

“It was just kind of a tough weekend for our team, though our results were not all that bad,” DJ Netto said. “We had engine issues on Friday night and unfortunately my crew chief Lee Lindgren got burnt up pretty bad on his hand, so my guys did a nice job stepping up and working with him the rest of the weekend. I really have to thank Lee for fighting through a lot of pain on Saturday night to work with the guys.”

Taking part in the David Tarter Memorial on Friday night in Chico, CA, Netto kicked the night off by timing the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 3c entry in fifth fastest in time trials.

Running third in his heat race, Netto would move into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the fifth starting spot. Getting off to a nice start in the feature event, Netto would show a ton of speed aboard the Tri-C Motorsports entry.

Fighting a part failure in his rear suspension in the early part of the race, Netto would have to wrestle the No. 3c sprinter around the ¼ mile at times has he battled for a spot in the Top-Five.

When the race ended, he would slip out of the Top-Five as he finished in the sixth spot.

Traveling to Petaluma, CA on Saturday night for another night of racing action with the King of the West Series, Netto would time in ninth fastest and line up on the front row of his heat race.

Out dueling Jamie Veal in the heat, Netto would take home the win and earn a spot in the all important Dash where a seventh place finish would place him in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event.

Hot temperatures would take it’s toll on the track with a lot of laps being turned in the day light. Prior to the feature event, track work was done on the speedway to bring some moisture back to the surface and it made for an exciting battle for most of the 30-lap event.

Despite cautions plaguing the opening laps, Netto would run well inside the Top-10 as he battled in traffic trying to make headway. When the race got into an uninterrupted run, Netto would actually lose a couple of positions as he weaved in and out of slower traffic.

Able to make up ground in the latter stages of the race, Netto would work his way back to finish in the seventh spot.

“We obviously have higher goals for ourselves, so though it looks like a good couple of nights, we struggled a little on Saturday night,” Netto said. “I have to thank everyone who stepped in and got their hands on our car this weekend, and hopefully we can come out and have a good showing in what will be a very busy weekend in Watsonville and Calistoga.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-2, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team will be in action on Friday night with the KWS at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA before taking on both the SCCT and the KWS on Saturday night in Calistoga, CA.

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

 

 

Three in a Row: Team Turner Racing Finishes 5-6-7 at Ohsweken

 CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – June 19, 2017 – Team Turner racing turned in its best night of the season with a top-five and two top-10 finishes in 360 Sprint Car action at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday night.

Cory Turner led the way for TTR in the KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97, but the three drivers finished consecutively in fifth, sixth and seventh. Jamie Turner was sixth in his Charlie Bee Honey No.11 which afforded him the first top-10 finish of his 2017 campaign. Ryan Turner drove his Ace’s Bar and Grill No.91 to a seventh-place result.

The night started out with a tough challenge for all three drivers as each was forced to start at the rear of their heat. Cory, Jamie and Ryan finishes seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively.

“My crew officially cut me from drawing for heat races because I don’t think I’ve drawn ahead of seventh,” joked Ryan. “We just missed the setup in the heat race. We tried something different and it didn’t really work.”

The team worked hard to improve all three cars in between the heats and the 20-lap Feature event. Each car underwent several changes to prepare for a slick track that was significantly different from the heats.

“In between the heat and the Feature we saw it was going to slick off so we through the kitchen sink at it trying something different,” Ryan said. “I knew I would probably have a caution to roll into the pits and change stuff if I had to.

All three drivers were able to move forward in the field. At the halfway mark, Cory briefly held the fourth spot during a hard battle with Mikey Kruchka that saw the two drivers exchange slide jobs.

“I was running the top and there was nothing at all on the bottom so if you wanted to pass guys you had to slide them,” Cory explained. “I had a good race with Mikey and I thought I had him, but he just gave it to me in turn one. I had a feeling that was coming and I needed to cross him back over and get back to the fence and I couldn’t get a good enough run off the bottom.”

Jamie had his best run of the season to race to sixth and past Ryan while trying to track down Cory for a top-five finish. The strong run was further evidence Jamie has his car pointed in the right direction.

“In the middle of the race, Cory was going really hard with Mikey Kruchka and I thought I was going to get by them both at once. Near the end I saw Ryan right underneath me so I drove a little harder the last lap,” Jamie joked. “It was a good time.”

Ryan’s run to a solid seventh-place finish was well-deserved and perhaps more satisfying after bouncing back from the heat race disappointment.

“The car seemed hooked up pretty much anywhere, so I was really happy considering how slick the track was,” Ryan said. “That’s a track we’re probably going to see a lot this year. It’s something to work off of. We can definitely change it a little bit and tighten the car up a little bit more.”

For Jamie, the strong run helped to prove the hard work he and his team have put in over the last several weeks is worthwhile with the program trending upwards.

“Ryan and the guys really worked on my car this week to change things around and it was the first night this year I’ve had some fun,” Jamie said. “Usually I don’t have this much trouble getting a top-10. It’s taken me four weeks, but it’s good. We’re looking forward to next week already.”

Next week the team has a doubleheader planned with stops at Ohsweken on Friday, June 23 and at Merrittville on Saturday, June 24 against the Empire Super Sprints. For additional information on both events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com and www.merrittvillespeedway.com.

SEASON STATS 11 Jamie Turner – 5 Starts: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 1 Top-10s 91 Ryan Turner – 7 Starts: 0 Wins, 1 Top-5s, 3 Top-10s 97 Cory Turner – 9 Starts: 0 Wins, 5 Top-5s, 7 Top-10s

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

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

TEAM TURNER PARTNERS

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

 

 

Top-Five Tally for Cory Turner at Ohsweken

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – June 19, 2017 – Cory Turner was handed a tall task during 360 Sprint Car action at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night, but the Casitor Centre, Ont. driver was up to the task and drove his KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97 to its fifth top-five finish of the season.

Turner started the night with a tough draw that forced him to start dead last in ninth for his qualifying heat. He raced forward two spots to seventh, but wasn’t able to qualify for the redraw.

“I wasn’t good in the heat race,” Turner said. “I knew before I started that ninth to fifth would put me in the redraw for sure. I got over the cushion in turn one and I almost got on my lid.”

Fortunately, Turner kept his car upright and was able to start tenth for the 20-lap main event. The changes the team made between the heat and the start of the main event gave Turner the boost he needed for the main event.

“I got lucky because it seems the outside row on the start is going a lot quicker than the inside row,” Turner said. “If you start 10th or 12th, you can get two guys by the time you’re out of turn two, so I feel like starting in the outside lane is an advantage.”

The early race advantage allowed Turner to track down and pass a number of cars before engaging in an exciting battle for fourth with Mikey Kruchka just past the halfway point.

“I was running the top and there was nothing at all on the bottom so if you wanted to pass guys you had to slide them,” Turner said of his pass on Kruchka. “I had a good race with Mikey and I thought I had him, but he just gave it to me in turn one. I had a feeling that was coming and I needed to cross him back over and get back to the fence, but I couldn’t get a good enough run off the bottom.”

After four nights of competition at Ohsweken, Turner sits third in the championship standings, just 17 points behind leader Dylan Westbrook and 15 back of Jim Huppunen for second.

“It’s almost the end of June and we’re third in points, less than 20 out of the lead,” Turner said happily. “You can’t win in the first four weeks of the season, but you can lose it. Its kind of life a golf tournament.”

Turner has a busy week ahead of him with Ohsweken back in action on Friday, June 23 before taking on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at Merrittville Speedway, a track Turner previously called home, on Saturday, June 24.

“I’ve been watching some of the videos from Merrittvile the last couple of weeks and it looks like it’s just been slick and smooth, which is always how it is when the Sprint Cars get there,” Turner said. “We were really good there back in April when we had a shot at the win and ended up running third. I see Merrittville really well because I have a lot of laps there. I think we’re going to be good again.”

For additional event information on both events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com and www.merrittvillespeedway.com.

CORY TURNER SEASON STATS 97 Cory Turner – 9 Starts: 0 Wins, 5 Top-5s, 7 Top-10s

CORY TURNER MEDIA Website: coryturnermotorsports.com Facebook: facebook.com/CoryTurnerMotorsports Twitter: @CTMotorsports_ YouTube: YouTube.com/RacingTeamTurner

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

CORY’S CREW Cory Turner is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including KT Tobacco, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Records Top Fives at Silver Dollar and Petaluma

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (June 19, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi produced a pair of top fives last weekend to give him 10 top-five finishes in 16 races this season.

Scelzi and Roth Motorsports kicked off the weekend on Friday during the David Tarter Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., where the team set quick time during qualifying. Scelzi then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before maneuvering from fourth to third place in the dash. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We were fast all night," he said. "Kyle Hirst is one of the best guys in Chico. I ran second for the first eight or nine laps and then he got by me. A lapped car took the leader out so we both moved up a position. Kyle made a mistake and I got back by him with 10 or 15 laps to go then we hit a wall of traffic. I went to the top when I should have gone to the bottom and he got back by."

Scelzi maintained second place for the remainder of the race. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/bsVA5O30D8A.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with a King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series event at Petaluma Speedway. Once again, Scelzi established quick time during qualifying. It was the fourth time in eight series races this season that Scelzi has timed in quickest.

"It's a huge confidence booster," he said. "The equipment and the motors are so good it makes qualifying an easy part of the night. As long as you make smooth laps you know you'll be in the top three or four spots."

Scelzi then finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race, which was one spot shy of making the dash.

"It's a difficult format because you invert four and the top three go to the dash," he said. "I couldn't get around Bud Kaeding for third in the heat. That started us 10th in the main event.

"We started too far back to get going anywhere. I was up to third at one point. I threw a slider on Jamie Veal, but couldn't make it stick and then Cory Eliason got me at the end."

Scelzi ended fifth. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/FUaNUeph-tc.

He and the Roth Motorsports team are slated to race this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 16 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 2 (3).

June 17 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 5 (10).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 3H Cattle

"Bob Hansen owns 3H Cattle and has been very supportive of Roth Motorsports," Scelzi said. "He's not only a sponsor, he's a great helper with the car. He's not afraid to get his hands dirty."

Scelzi would also like to thank Roth Motorsports, KPC Chassis, Weld Wheels, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KW Suspension, System 1 Ignition, FK Rod Ends, Tom Reitz Racing Engines and HR Livestock for their continued support.

 

 

Brent Marks back in the top-ten; earns hard charger award at River Cities Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAND FORKS, ND (June 19, 2017) - Resulting in the ninth top-ten finish of his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year campaign, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks made his River Cities (ND) Speedway debut on June 16 one to remember; charging forward from 21st on the feature grid to finish eighth, earning the KSE Hard Charger Award in the process.

Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19, had to earn his way into the River Cities Speedway main event the hard way, winning the evening’s Last Chance Showdown after finishing sixth during heat race competition.

“The night didn’t start off too well, but we fixed that in a hurry and got moving well in the ‘A,’” Brent Marks explained. “This just goes to show how strong of a mentality my team has. We never give up; constantly working to improve, even if we are halfway through a night of racing. Hopefully we can make this momentum work the rest of the month and score more top-ten finishes before returning home in mid-July.”

Other recent results include finishing 14th on Tuesday, June 13, at the Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska.

Brent Marks will continue his 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year campaign with three more events in five days, this time visiting Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, June 20, 23, 24, respectively. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native will visit Granite City (MN) Speedway, West Liberty (IA) Raceway and Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway.

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

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

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

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

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24. Finished 11th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday, June 9. Finished eighth at River Cities (ND) Speedway on Friday, June 16.

2015 Wins: 3
2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park)
2017 WoO Stats:
Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway - Unsanctioned)
WoO Wins: N/A
WoO Top-10s: 9

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

 

 

Campbell dominates at 81 Speedway for first NCRA win of the season!

6/19/2017 - After a spring full of rainouts and reschedules things are heating up for the Jeremy Campbell Motorsports team as summer rolls in. After a 4th place finish at McCool Junction with the NCRA the weekend prior, Campbell was hungry for the first series win of the season. What was supposed to be a two day race weekend was cut short by rain Saturday, but Sunday dawned sunny and warm, perfect for NCRA action at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.

Starting 6th in the heat, Campbell was up to 3rd before he was collected in a spin by another car. Restarting on the tail of field, Campbell again battled up to third place, earning valuable passing points that would put him on the front row of the feature event.

When the green flag dropped for the 25 lap A Feature Campbell jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, lapping up to 4th place.

Next up on the schedule is a double feature event at 81 Speedway Saturday, June 24th. Thank you for your continued support of Jeremy Campbell Motorsports. For more information visit www.jeremycampbell.net or www.facebook.com/campbell10c . SEASON STATS Races – 6 Top Five’s – 4 Wins - 3

 

 

Schatz Grabs Podium Finish in Home State

TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Battle Mother Nature in North Dakota

Dates: Friday-Saturday, June 16-17, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Locations: Friday – River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Saturday – Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, North Dakota

Winners: Friday – David Gravel of CJB Motorsports

Saturday – Postponed by rain; race rescheduled for August 19

TSR Results: Friday – Started 6th, Finished 3rd/Running, completed 40 of 40 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 5,096 points, 76 ahead of second-place Gravel)

Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz returned home for a North Dakota doubleheader last weekend as the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicked off the first leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour Duel in the Dakotas. The eight-time and reigning WoO champion and TSR’s Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team were looking to continue their recent run of success, but found their fiercest competition to be Mother Nature.

Friday’s opener at River Cities Speedway (RCS) in Grand Forks was able to be completed late Friday night after a heavy rain shower stopped action four laps into the 40-lap A-Feature. Schatz finished third in the race to extend his streak of consecutive podium finishes at the high-banked, 3/10-mile dirt oval to eight. Unfortunately, the Outlaws return to Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo on Saturday was postponed after heavy rains hit the track prior to the event and was rescheduled for August 19.

“It was great to be home for the week, but Mother Nature wasn’t on our side this time,” Schatz said. “The fans really support Sprint car racing up here and we wanted to put on a couple of good shows for them, but sometimes you can’t control the outcome. I know the TSR guys came up here with some high expectations and Friday night started in the right direction. We qualified in a good spot and the race was just getting started when the rains came. I commend the track workers for getting it back to where we could race. They had an incredible crowd and so many of them stayed until the end. We’re looking forward to coming back in August and seeing if we can do a little better.”

After scoring their 10th WoO win of the season the previous weekend and finishing fifth last Tuesday in the Eagle Nationals, Schatz and the TSR team came out of the box fast Friday night in the Outlaws 20th appearance at RCS when he turned the second-fastest lap in qualifying aboard the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J. Schatz and Jason Johnson were the only two drivers in the field of 38 competitors to turn laps under the 10-second barrier. Schatz raced to victory in the second heat to transfer into the Craftsman Club Dash. In the six-lap Dash, Schatz started sixth and finished in the same position to earn a third row starting position for the 40-lap A-Feature.

When the green flag fell, Schatz was on the move quickly overtaking Kraig Kinser for fifth. Two laps into the race, he passed Joey Saldana for fourth and began working on Kerry Madsen for third. The action came to a halt following lap four when leader Jacob Allen drove over the edge of turn four and flipped to bring out a red flag. While the cars were lining up for the restart, rain started to fall and the drivers continued circling the track hoping to save the track, but a heavier shower started and the cars were forced to return to the pit area. Following a three-hour delay, the race resumed on an extremely fast racing surface where lap times were close to that in qualifying. David Gravel and Madsen exchanged the top spot once, but for the most part the final 36 laps were a parade as the cars all ran the same line. Three caution flags took the leaders out of lapped traffic and Schatz wasn’t able to make a move on the top two. He finished third for the fourth time this season.

The TSR team returned to Fargo following the races and turned their focus toward Saturday’s event at Red River Valley Speedway. Schatz charged from 11th to fourth in June of 2012 during the Outlaws’ most recent event at the 3/8-mile dirt oval and he was looking challenge for his fifth career WoO triumph at the track. Heavy rains soaked the facility just after 4 p.m. and with the forecast calling for continued rain showers throughout the evening, SLS Promotions and WoO officials determined the event would be rescheduled for August when the Outlaws return to North Dakota.

With 36 of 92 scheduled races complete, Schatz continues to lead the championship standings over Gravel by 76 points. He is the only driver with 10, and he leads all drivers with 28 top-five finishes.

Up Next: The Upper Midwest run for the Outlaws continues this week with a three events. Schatz and the TSR team resume their quest for a WoO championship Tuesday when the Outlaws make their third appearance at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. Two years ago, Schatz raced past Shane Stewart with three laps remaining to become the first WoO winner at the track. Friday marks the Outlaws’ debut at West Liberty (Iowa) Raceway. Schatz made laps around the half-mile, dirt oval last season while competing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The week of action concludes with Saturday’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Race at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin. Schatz won the event in 2015 and also scored an Outlaw triumph at the track in 2002.

 

 

CJB OUTLASTS THE RAIN: Gravel & Car #5 Score Ninth Outlaw Win of 2017 Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin on the trip sheet for Pennsylvania based team

CARLISLE, PA. - June 19, 2017 - As the temperatures rise in the month of June, so does the intensity of David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team.

Halfway through the sixth month of the calendar, the team paid a visit to Eagle (Neb.) Raceway. Gravel timed in 12th, started and finished 3rd in his heat and started the feature in 12th.

"It was my first time at Eagle," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We had a good run and made up ground in the feature and that was big for us. It was a really exciting place to go to."

Up next was a trip north to Grand Forks, North Dakota and the River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 16th. Car #5 timed in fourth in the second group of qualifiers before finishing second in his heat and the Craftsman Club dash. With a front row starting spot, Gravel was in prime position to pick up another win after a three hour delay due to rain.

"It's a bummer it rained," said Gravel. "Typically, the track is three-grooves top-to-bottom. It was pretty narrow, you just had to try not to make any mistakes. I drifted up and let Kerry [Madsen] get by me, but we were lucky enough to get right back by him."

Click here to watch highlights from Gravels win.

The scheduled event at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. was postponed due to rain. The event will be made up on Saturday, August 19th.

The team begins its quest for a tenth Outlaw win in 2017 with a stop at Granite City Speedway near Sauk Rapids, Minn. on Tuesday, June 20th. From there, stops at West Liberty (Iowa) Raceway on Friday, June 23rd and Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway on Saturday, June 24th.

"It'll be an exciting three-race stretch for sure," explained the Watertown, Conn. native. "Granite City has been a good place for us. West Liberty will be new and Beaver Dam is as about as fun of a place as you'll find."

BOX SCORE: Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 6/13/2017 Eagle Raceway 12 3 3 12 7 0 6/16/2017 River Cities Speedway 4 2 2 1 2 2 1 35

2017 STATS:

Events: 40

Quick Times: 6

Wins: 10

Top-5's: 24

Top-10's: 36

Heat Race Wins: 11

Dash Wins: 6

Average Time Trial: 7.8

Average A-main finish: 5.5

Total Laps Led: 248

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Eliason Fourth at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- The busy month of June continued on for Cory Eliason and Antaya Motorsports on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA where Eliason would make some nice moves in the feature event and pocket a fourth place finish.

“It turned out to be a pretty good night overall for the race team,” Eliason said. “We timed in second quickest in time trials but we didn’t make the transfer into the Dash and it put his about mid pack in the feature. My guys gave me a good car and we were able to move forward and come away with a good finish.”

22 cars checked into Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, and Eliason would get the night started off in the right direction as he timed the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fuel Curve/Fire Protection Management, Inc. backed No. 20 entry in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, an unusually hot day in Petaluma, CA made for a slicked off racing surface and drivers struggled for much to grab a hold of. Unable to crack the top-three, Eliason would finish in the fourth spot as he would fail to make the Dash.

With his team working to get their car better for the track surface, Eliason would grid the field from the sixth row for the 30-lap feature event.

Track crews went to work on the Petaluma Speedway prior to the feature event and it made for a racy surface for much of the feature event. Getting up into the Top-10 in the opening six laps with a couple of cautions slowing things, Eliason would make a big time move getting into turn three on a lap six restart that saw him get by DJ Netto and Billy Aton to take the seventh spot.

Following a yellow on the ninth lap, the race would click of 21 laps uninterrupted and Eliason would make some swift moves to get by Bobby McMahan and Andy Forsberg.

Battling with series point leader, Gio Scelzi, in the closing laps, Eliason would get by and claim the fourth spot when the race came to an end.

“We were a crew guy down tonight, so I have to thank everyone that stepped up and picked up the slack,” Eliason added. “We really had a good car in the feature event and to come from 11th to fourth is a good night.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 13, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 6, Top 10’s: 9

ON TAP: Antaya Motorsports will be in action on two occasions this weekend as they will be on hand at Ocean Speedway on Friday night before making their lone appearance of the season with the KWS at Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night.

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Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.] June 19, 2017- The Arbor Green Contractors, Hopf Farms, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, Treasures by Tiffany, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, MC’s Pub & Grill, Bane Nelson, L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL-Camisha Miller and R&H Enterprises, Maxim Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks and American Racer Tires, Miller Family Motorsports (MFM) #15M team was back in action on Saturday evening at the Plymouth Dirt Track (PDTR).

Miller would finish start 7th in heat three on Saturday night due to pulling a #43 pill. After 10 laps he would capture a 6th place finish and he would need to run the B-main; he started in the 5th spot and finished 4th and that secured him a transfer spot into the night’s A-main event. After starting in the 20th spot in the A-main, Miller would come across the checkers in 13th after the race was called short due to rain.

Climbing from the cockpit, Miller commented, “We were able to put together another successful weekend. Although the pill draw hurt us early in the night, we finished the night respectfully.”

The #15M will be traveling to Unity, Wisconsin on Friday as the MSA Sprint Cars make their debut at the newly renovated Spring Lake Speedway and on Saturday the MFM team will be back at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

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Liggett Back in Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action with the USAC West Coast 360 Series on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Austin Liggett would out duel local favorite, Danny Faria, to score a thrilling win during the King’s County Fair at the Keller Auto Speedway.

“Saturday night was about as good as it gets,” Austin Liggett said. “We were extremely fast, led most of the race, and picked up the win.”

With 18 cars checked into the Central California facility, Liggett would get off to an extremely nice start as he timed the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Lucas Oil backed No. 83 entry in third fastest during qualifying time trials.

Racing his way to a win during his heat race, the Tracy, CA pilot would put the Tool Technology/Infinity Shocks/Steve Watt Enterprises on the pole for the 30-lap feature event on what was a slick and racy Keller Auto Speedway surface.

Getting the jump coming out of turn four, Liggett would slide up to the cushion in turns one and two and pull away from the field as Faria chased after him. Taking a liking to the cushion on both ends, Liggett would continue to pace the field for the first 11 laps until Faria was able to get by him on the 12th lap.

Back in second, Liggett would take advantage of a lap 14 restart as he would slide up in front of Faria as the field raced through turns one and two and beat the local favorite in a drag race getting into turns three and four and officially take the lead back on the 15th circuit.

Out in front again, Liggett would do a fantastic job of navigating traffic as he was able to get through quickly while keeping his challengers at bay. Leading the field the rest of the way home, Liggett would race on to score his seventh overall win of the 2017 season.

“Our car was perfect every time we hit the track thanks to my dad, and brother-in-law, Landon Hurst,” Liggett added. “It is great to get a win, but to get one for my dad on Father’s Day weekend is pretty cool.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Lucas Oil, Tool Technology, Infinity Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-7, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Liggett will take this weekend off before returning to racing on July 2nd in Stockton, CA.

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Jonathan Allard Triumphs In Return to Racing In California

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting an opportunity to compete in his native California for the first time in 2017, Jonathan Allard took full advantage and parked the Rod Tiner Racing No. 83SA in victory lane on Saturday night in Antioch, CA with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“I can’t thank Rodney enough for giving me a chancel to fill in for the night for Cory Eliason,” Jonathan Allard said. “The guys worked hard all night long, and took advantage of an early open red to put us in position to grab the win.”

With 29 cars checked in at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds facility, Allard would time in ninth fastest overall in time trials, and fourth fastest in his group which lined him up on the pole of his heat race.

Finishing second in his heat, Allard would earn a spot in the Dash where his charge from eighth to finish in the third spot and line up for the scheduled 40-lap feature event in the second row.

The bulk of the feature event would be mired by cautions and red flags, but during the green flag laps, Allard would find him self in the second spot and chasing after series point leader, Kyle Hirst. Following an open red flag on the 20th lap, Allard would begin to apply serious pressure to Hirst as they would quickly get into traffic.

Hirst would get bottled up behind a slower car, and Allard would shoot under him and take the top spot before another stoppage came on the 23rd marker. With time becoming a factory with the stoppages, Allard would fend off Hirst during the final two green flag laps as the race would be checkered on the 25th lap and at the state mandated 11pm curfew and it would be Allard celebrating the win.

“Rod Tiner has been a mentor of sorts to me over the years, so it was great to work with him again,” Allard added. “To win in a car that honors my brother as well with SA attached to the number is also pretty special to say the least.”

Allard would like to thank Walker Performance Filtration, ButlerBuilt, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, RCM Design, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, AL Driveline, and Hoosier Tire for their support.

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

ON TAP: Allard is unsure when his next race will be for sure at this time as he continues to try and put something together for the Summer months.

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LARSON MARKS RACING SCORES TOP-10 FINISH AT REVER CITIES SPEEDWAY

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (JUNE 19, 2017) - Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart waited out the weather to finish just outside of the top-five Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Stewart qualified ninth in Flight A of time trials Friday and started fifth in his heat race. He advanced one spot to finish fourth and transfer into the 40-lap main event. Just after the red-flag was displayed for another competitor on Lap 4, the rain started to fall and cars were directed back to the pit area.

After a two-hour rain delay, cars returned to the track and racing resumed. The Bixby, Okla., native restarted in 12th and survived several restarts to gain six more positions and earn a sixth-place finish.

Saturday's event at Red River Valley Speedway was postponed due to rain and was rescheduled for Saturday, August 19.

"It's a bummer the rain came in like it did on Friday," said Stewart. "The track was so great up until that point but after the rain stopped and the track was reworked, it was one lane and hard to pass. Thankfully the Outlaws stuck it out though and we were able to complete the night and salvage a top-10."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Tuesday, June 20 at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: River Cities Speedway DATE: June 16, 2017 QUALIFYING FLIGHT A: 9th HEAT RACE: 4th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 13th FEATURE FINISH: 6th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 38 WINS: 2 TOP-FIVES: 11 TOP-10s: 26

 

 

Brad Loyet – Season’s Third Win Comes at Farmington!

(Bill W) June 19, 2017 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global #o5 team picked up their third win of the season Saturday night in MOWA action at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver will see action the next couple of weeks in midget and 410 and 360 sprint action in three states.

Brad has always been strong when towing to Farmington. “I really haven’t run a whole lot of laps there,” he says. “It’s kind of a track that suits my style and we’ve found a balance with the car at. It’s a tricky joint. It’s not easy to figure out. It’s got two completely different corners and it’s usually really slick.”

He started fourth in his heat. “We were able to get to second in the first corner, and we were able to lead the second lap,” says Brad. “We had one stoppage for (Chris) Urish, but that really didn’t hurt us. We went on to win the heat race and we were second in passing points.”

An invert of four was drawn, putting Brad inside row two to start the feature. “They reworked the track before the first stock car feature,” he says. “I didn’t really even look at the track, because I knew it would be blown off by the time we got out there with 25 cars. It’s not going to last for 25 laps with that.”

The team’s setup proved to be the right one. “We tightened our car up quite a bit,” says Brad. “It took two or three laps to take the lead. The bottom was pretty good. We were able to get by the second place car down there, and then we cleared Kent Buckley for the lead using the cushion.”

Brad says the feature took a while to get rolling. “It seemed like there were 35 yellows the first five laps. Everyone was spinning out and crashing on restarts. We almost needed a fuel stop before we got five laps in. Lapped traffic at Farmington is always crazy, and we had a couple close calls. Overall, we were in good shape and it was good to get another win.”

He hopes to add to his win total the next couple of weeks. “We’re really not sure what we’ll be doing this weekend,” says Brad. “But the next weekend, we have four races scheduled with the midget, 410 and 360, so we’ll be busy. We’d like to add a couple more wins to our list if we can.”

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Josh Schneiderman – Strong Run Builds Confidence at Knoxville!

(Bill W) June 19, 2017 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team turned in a strong sixth place run Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. The West Burlington, Iowa driver overcame a less than ideal handling racecar in the feature to record his third top ten of the season at Knoxville. This weekend tentatively has Josh heading to West Liberty Raceway in Iowa with the World of Outlaws Friday, before a return to Knoxville Saturday.

Josh timed in ninth quick at Knoxville Saturday. “We were pretty decent qualifying,” he says. “We’ve really worked at our program early in the night. That’s where we’ve struggled, and we’re figuring some things out. We’re headed in the right direction.”

Ninth quick meant starting fourth in his heat race. He would charge to the win on a heavy track. “We were really good in the heat race,” says Josh. “We’ve worked on being more aggressive on the starts, and that is a key for us moving forward. The way the point system is set up, that’s really important.”

Josh passed Rager Phillips on lap two to take the heat win. “It was definitely a heavy track with the moisture falling,” he says. “Passing was at a premium, especially in the heats. We were happy to have moved up. Looking at the results, it looked like (Brian) Brown was the only other car to move up like that, so we were happy.”

With intermittent sprinkles falling, the crew didn’t change much for the feature. “We left the car free like we had had it,” says Josh. “The track slicked off a little more than we thought it would. That was a mistake. We also had an engine issue where we were losing some power. So that didn’t help on that racetrack as fast as it was either. Then we had our nose wing fell down about halfway through.”

After starting third, Josh would hold on to finish sixth despite the difficulties. “The good Lord never makes it easy for us it seems,” he says. “We always have challenges. It felt good to be up there vying in the top five though. To be honest, I made a couple of mistakes early that cost us too. We’ll get some of that ironed out the more we race. The track was pretty abnormal for this time of year with the rain falling.”

The team is getting their motor issue inspected before using it again. “We’re getting it checked out,” says Josh. “We’ll put in our old one for this weekend and see how we do.”

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The Breakdown: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — June 19, 2017 — The 8th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will hit the track at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 24 Last year, Bill Balog, who now calls Wisconsin home, earned his first career Outlaws A-Feature win in the event. Each of the last six editions of the race have had a different winner. This year will mark the 19th season in which the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series have visited Beaver Dam. This edition of the The Breakdown sets the stage for the 8th Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers.

The track

Beaver Dam Raceway is a high-banked, third-mile. The track record of 11.275 seconds was established by Daryn Pittman in 2001.

Past winners

Last year, Bill Balog took the lead from Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, on the third lap and held him off in the late going to capture the 40-lap race. The win was a popular one for Balog, a multi-time IRA champion, who was born and raised in Alaska and now calls Wisconsin home.

Joey Saldana won the first two editions of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2010 and 2011. Saldana is the only driver to win the event twice. The native of Brownsburg, Ind., has a total of three wins in his career at Beaver Dam, which has him tied with Pittman for the most wins with the series at the track.

Pittman, who set the track record in 2001, a record that still stands today, was victorious at Beaver Dam in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Brad Sweet, who is Pittman’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing won the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2014.

Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial in 2015 and also was victorious at the high-banked, third-mile in 2002.

Kraig Kinser, who is back on the road with the Outlaws this season, took the checkered flag first in the 2012 edition of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial.

The winners list at Beaver Dam over the years in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition also includes 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, who has two wins, along with 1995 series titlist Dave Blaney, who also a pair of wins. Danny Lasoski, Mark Kinser and fellow Hall of Famer Jac Haudenschild, who has two triumphs, have all won at the track. Veteran drivers Craig Dollansky, Tim Shaffer and Jason Solwold have also visited victory lane at Beaver Dam with the Outlaws.

The players

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has 16 card-carrying members this year, led Donny Schatz. David Gravel is currently second in points, with Brad Sweet third, his teammate Daryn Pittman fourth and Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five. Jason Johnson currently rides sixth in points, with rookie Sheldon Haudenschild seventh, Joey Saldana eighth, Logan Schuchart ninth and Jason Sides 10th.

Also on the road this year are veteran drivers Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and Greg Wilson, as well as young drivers Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp and rookie Brent Marks.

Veteran drivers

Paul McMahan, Jason Sides and Shane Stewart have made quite a few starts in their careers at Beaver Dam Raceway. Each of the three has recorded runner-up finishes as they chase their first win at the track.

Return visit

Jason Johnson and Clyde Knipp will each be making their second trip to Beaver Dam Raceway. Johnson, the winner of the 2016 Knoxville Nationals, visited a number of tracks for the first time last year, after missing a part of the 2015 with injury. Knipp hit the road full-time in the summer of 2016, after graduating from high school. Greg Wilson made his second-career start at the track last year, after making his debut at Beaver Dam a decade earlier.

The next generation

A group of young drivers is leading the next wave of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors. Led by David Gravel, who already has nine wins this season. The Connecticut native, who won last year in the state of Wisconsin at Wilmot Raceway, will be making his sixth start at Beaver Dam. Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, teammates for Shark Racing, each have made three appearances at Beaver Dam and have a total of three top-10 finishes. Schuchart has three wins thus far in 2017, after winning his first two Outlaws races last year.

First Timers

Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks, the leading contenders for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, will each be making their first visit to Beaver Dam Raceway. Haudenschild has raced in the past in the state of Wisconsin with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Invaders

A strong contingent of drivers that follow the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) full-time, are tentatively expected to be in attendance, including reigning series champion Jeremy Schultz, who hails from Beaver Dam as well as Scotty Thiel and Kyle Marten. Beaver Dam native Scotty Neitzel is also among those expected to be in attendance to take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Party time

An all-new pre-race Tailgate Party, featuring Rob & The Rest, playing “Old Time Rock N Roll,” will start at 3 p.m. on race day in the Trackside Concession area at Beaver Dam Raceway. Grandstand gates will open at 2:30 p.m. for the Tailgate Party.

Tickets for the 8th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, June 24 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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The Breakdown: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at West Liberty Raceway

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — June 19, 2017 — The inaugural event for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa will take the green flag on Friday, June 23. The half-mile located on the Muscatine County Fairgrounds has a rich history of hosting racing. West Liberty Raceway will be one of only two tracks hosting the series for the first time ever in 2017 and one of just two in the state of Iowa to have the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visit this season. The edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for the West Liberty Hawkeye 25 for the Outlaws at West Liberty Raceway.

The track

West Liberty Raceway is a sprawling, semi-banked half-mile. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will look to establish a track record for 410-sprint cars.

Past winners

While the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be racing for the first time at West Liberty Raceway, a handful of series drivers have won in their careers in the state of Iowa. Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion, leads this list, with his amazing track record in the Knoxville Nationals at the famed Knoxville Raceway. Schatz has also won in the Hawkeye State at 34 Raceway and at the Clay County Fair Speedway.

Joey Saldana has been victorious on Iowa soil at Knoxville in 2006 and also at 34 Raceway in 2009. Shane Stewart has a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins in Iowa in his career. He was won Knoxville Raceway in 2008 and at Crawford County Speedway in 2015.

Jason Johnson scored the biggest win of his career last year in the Hawkeye State, capturing the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals. Brad Sweet also has a pair of wins in the state of Iowa in his career, with the first coming at Knoxville in 2014 and the most recent a few weeks ago, again at Knoxville.

Kraig Kinser, the son of 20-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser, is also a past winner of the Knoxville Nationals, taking that crown in 2005.

The players

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has 16 card-carrying members this year, led Donny Schatz. David Gravel is currently second in points, with Brad Sweet third, his teammate Daryn Pittman fourth and Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five. Jason Johnson currently rides sixth in points, with rookie Sheldon Haudenschild seventh, Joey Saldana eighth, Logan Schuchart ninth and Jason Sides 10th.

Also on the road this year are veteran drivers Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and Greg Wilson, as well as young drivers Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp and rookie Brent Marks.

Veteran drivers

Another stellar group of veteran drivers is following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series full-time in 2017. Donny Schatz, the eighth-time and defending series champion is tops on the list. Schatz has a series-best 10 wins this season, including one in the state of Iowa at the famed Knoxville Raceway.

Brad Sweet, who is third in points, has four victories thus far in 2017 and is locked in a tight battle for second in points with David Gravel. Shane Stewart and Jason Johnson each have a pair of wins this season. Stewart is battling 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman for the fourth spot in points.

Joey Saldana is chasing his 100th career World of Outlaws A-Feature win, which would make him just the sixth driver in series history to accomplish that feat.

The next generation

The future of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is served well by David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp. Gravel leads the group with nine wins, which ties his career-high from last season. Schuchart has three wins this season, including at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio. Allen, who is Schuchart’s teammate at Shark Racing, led laps in a feature event for the first time in his young career last weekend at River Cities Speedway in North Dakota.

Rookie contender

Brent Marks and Sheldon Haudenschild are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. Meyers, who is a native of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, cut his teeth racing on big half-mile tracks, similar to West Liberty Raceway, in his home state, such as Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. Haudenschild, who was born and raised in Wooster, Ohio, is the son of Hall of Famer Jac Haudenschild.

Invaders

Among the “invaders” expected for the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at West Liberty Raceway are brothers Kerry and Ian Madsen. The Australian brothers both have World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins this season at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota, during the Jackson Nationals. Brian Brown, who with the Outlaws in Arizona earlier in the season is also tentatively expected to compete, as well as young Californian Dominic Scelzi, son of multi-time NHRA drag racing champion Gary Scelzi.

Tickets for the inaugural West Liberty Hawkeye 25, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series inaugural at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling: 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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Stafford Motor Speedway Next Stop for Triple Crown Championship Series this Friday

OSWEGO, NY (June 19, 2017) – The Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified racing presented by ASI Racewear will next head to Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT for round number four of the overall championship and the second ISMA event on the tour.

The winged warriors of the International Supermodified Association will be making their first trip to Stafford since June of 2013, when Mike Lichty drove to victory lane.

The return to Stafford will offer TCCS drivers and teams an opportunity to score more points in their overall run for the Triple Crown title, which will pay nearly $30,000 in prize money following the Star Speedway Classic in September. The Friday night special will be the last opportunity for drivers to score wing points in the series before the tour heads to Sandusky Speedway in Ohio for Hy-Miler weekend July 28-29.

Dave Shullick Jr., the two-time and defending ISMA Supermodified champion, currently leads the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year standings for the TCCS, with two wins on the year coming in non-wing action at Oswego Speedway driving for John Nicotra Racing.

Shullick will be back aboard his usual ISMA mount this Friday, wheeling the Bodnar Motorsports No. 95.

Oswego Speedway non-wing regular Tim Snyder currently sits second in the TCCS driver points following a very consistent start to the season, and is expected to make the trip to Stafford to try and better his 15th place effort at Lancaster earlier this month.

Otto Sitterly is third in points and will continue as a Bodnar Motorsports teammate with Shullick, with Joe Gosek and Dave Danzer finishing the top five in the standings after three TCCS races this season.

Snyder continues his stellar season to this point as the leader of the current TCCS Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship, with the Snyder Racing No. 0 currently standing as the top cross over Supermodified, running both wing and non-wing this year.

The standings at the top of the Supermodified of the Year championship are tight with the Gosek Racing No. 00 only 12-points behind in second and the Danzer Racing No. 52 in third, just 17-points shy of the top spot.

The Morton Racing No. 70 and Gruel Racing No. 50 Supermodifieds round out the top five in points heading to Stafford.

Following Stafford on Friday the TCCS tour will return to Oswego Speedway on Saturday, July 1 for the 75-lap non-wing Novelis Supermodified Independence Weekend Grand Prix. The Grand Prix will be the third stop of the season for the TCCS at Oswego, and the final single point event of the non-wing portion of the tour.

The final two non-wing shows will be double point specials with the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified taking place on Saturday, July 22 and of course the $15,000 to win Budweiser International Classic 200 on Sunday, September 3.

For more information on the event visit ISMA at www.ismasupers.com or Stafford Speedway at www.staffordmotorspeedway.com.

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (as of June 10)

1. Dave Shullick Jr. – 278** 2. Tim Snyder - 227 3. Otto Sitterly - 221 4. Joe Gosek - 215 5. Dave Danzer - 206 6. Dave McKnight - 194 7. Dave Gruel - 187 8. Michael Muldoon - 185 9. Jeff Abold - 156 10. Keith Shampine - 151 11. Joey Payne - 149 12. Tim Jedrzejek - 147 13. Howard Page - 129 14. Chris Perley - 74

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (as of June 10)

1. 0 Snyder Racing - 227 2. 00 Gosek Racing - 215 3. 52 Danzer Racing - 210 4. 70 Morton Racing - 194 5. 50 Gruel Racing - 187 6. 15 Muldoon Racing - 185 7. 05 Team Abold Racing - 156 8. 55 Osetek Racing - 151 9. 14 Penix Racing – 149 10. 18 Page Racing - 129 11. 11 Miller Racing - 74

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Roster: (As of June 3) Otto Sitterly (Nicotra No. 7, Bodnar No. 96) Dave Shullick Jr. (Nicotra No. 2, Bodnar No. 95) Jeff Abold (Abold No. 05) Dave McKnight (Morton No. 70) Dave Danzer (Danzer No. 72, Danzer No. 52) Tim Jedrzejek (Danzer No. 52, Lane No. 97) Joe Gosek (Gosek Racing No. 00) Dave Gruel (Gruel Racing No. 50) Howard Page (Page Racing No. 18) Keith Shampine (Osetek Racing Technologies No. 55) Tim Snyder (Snyder Racing No. 0) Mike Muldoon (Muldoon Racing No. 15) Joey Payne (Penix Racing No. 14) Chris Perley (Miller Racing No. 11)

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Roster: (As of June 3) Team Abold Racing No. 05 (Driver- Jeff Abold) Gary Morton Racing No. 70 (Driver- Dave McKnight) Danzer Racing No. 52 (Drivers- Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek) Gosek Racing No. 00 (Driver- Joe Gosek) Gruel Racing No. 50 (Driver- Dave Gruel) Page Racing No. 18 (Driver- Howard Page) Osetek Racing Technologies No. 55 (Driver- Keith Shampine) Snyder Racing No. 0 (Driver- Tim Snyder) Muldoon Racing No. 15 (Driver- Mike Muldoon) Penix Racing No. 14 (Driver- Joey Payne) Miller Racing No. 11 (Driver – Chris Perley)

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule: May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr. June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr. June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**

** - Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format

Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Performance Racegear Just Got A Touch of Classic

The Premier Speedway Club, Warrnambool is please to unveil Performance Racegear as a major supporting partner of the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic with the new partnership having been signed off this week.

The Classic, which will be held from Friday January 19 through to Sunday January 21, 2018 as always promises to be one of the Jewels in the Australian Speedway landscape.

Premier Speedway’s General Manager David Mills was excited to announce the new partnership with Performance Racegear.

“We are thrilled to have Mike and Cheryl Nairn from Performance Racegear on board as one of our major supporting sponsors of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic”, Mills said.

“Mike and Cheryl have recently relocated to Koroit, just west of Warrnambool and see their involvement with the Classic as a great opportunity to get a foothold in the lucrative Victorian Speedway market, given their core business is all about providing high quality, affordable racing products including an amazing array of Safety Gear and accessories”.

“Mike has been able to assist our highly regarded Safety Crew with some equipment in recent times and to now have him on board as a major part of our Classic weekend is something we are very excited about”, Mills added.

Performance Racegear’s co-founder Mike Nairn was also upbeat about the newly formed partnership.

“From a business perspective, it made perfect sense for Performance Racegear to be located here in Victoria, putting us in what is a proverbial hot bed for Speedway Racing. I have been fortunate to have travelled the world whether it be working in Rally or F1 and the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic stacks up as an event and is a perfect fit for our Business”, Nairn said.

“We will have our fully equipped trailer at not only the Classic but a number of events around the State, providing our customers, both new and existing, with the best possible service we can provide. Cheryl and myself are very excited with the opportunity we have to work with not only Premier Speedway but also the broader Speedway community”, he added.

Performance Racegear was founded in June 2013 by Mike Nairn and Business partner Peter Rullo based in Perth WA to bring the best in world leading Motorsport brands to Australia, they travel interstate regularly to various meetings to visit their growing customer base and visit expos globally to bring back the best in Motorsport Apparel to Australia.

The Business and Mike Nairn relocated to Koroit Victoria in May 2017 to give a better access to more customers and to many Melbourne based teams plus putting us in the heart of Speedway country.

Performance Racegear have been chosen by European Suppliers as Australian Importers for P1 Advanced Racewear, Schroth Frontal Head Restraints and Harnesses, SPA Fire Systems, Turn One Products from Oreca Store.

Performance Racegear joins the Lady Bay Resort and KRE Race Engines as returning supporters of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic which will be held from Friday January 19 through to Sunday January 21, 2018. In addition to the supporting sponsorship agreements, an exciting opportunity still exists for the events Naming Rights Sponsorship with all interested parties urged to contact the Club for further information.

 

 

Mother Nature Forces Cancellation of Saturday Nights Events at 34 Raceway

by Brian Neal West Burlington, IA (Saturday, June 17, 2017) - After hosting Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car special last Sunday, June 11th, 34 Raceway returned to it's Saturday night weekly racing. It was Mountain Dew $5 Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, June 17th, will only $5 for adults, seniors and students to get into the grandstands.

Just after the gates opened, the skies started to darken. But that storm would move to the north of the track, and the skies started to clear up again. Then hot laps took to the track at 6:30 PM, and once again the skied started to darken. This time mother nature opened up the skies and dumped some heavy rains onto the grounds. This would force track officials to have to call the nights action.

Pit pass wristbands will be good for next Saturday, June 24th events, as well as grandstand tickets. If you are not able to make it back next week and have purchased a grandstand ticket, those can be used at any event for the remainder of the season. But are only good for the face value of $5. Any free ticket used Saturday must be used on June 24th and are NOT good for any other night, NOR do they have any value.

Coming up next week, Saturday, June 24th, will be the rescheduled Mountain Dew $5 Fan Appreciation Night, plus Mid-Season Championships. The WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, IMRA Midgets, and Sunny's Market 4-Cylinders will all be in action. With a draw / redraw format being used for all classes.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:30 PM, and racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission will be $5 for adults, seniors (60+) and students, with kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25.

For more information about 34 Raceway you can visit the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, like them of Facebook, or download their new AP on your cell phone.

 

 

Bitner’s Night Cut Short by Rain

Mr. Twister Mark Bitner headed to Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday night with the Brian Nixon owned 305 sprint car. Bitner and the #202 started on the outside pole for his heat race and won the heat race by a straight away.

With Bitner scheduled to start in the 7th position for the feature event, the skies opened cancelling the feature event.

Bitner will now head to Big Diamond Speedway on Friday night June 23rd to race with the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club. Last time Bitner visited the high banked speedway, Bitner found himself in victory lane at the end of the night. Of course, this time Bitner will have a wing on the car looking for the same results. On Saturday night, Bitner will head to Grandview Speedway to race the Nixon owned #202.

Bitner would like to thank his sponsors for their continued support though the 2017 season. Bitner knows that none of this would be possible without the help of his crew and his sponsors. Bitner would like to thank Bitner Automotive, Fall Proof Systems Inc., John Benko, Stida Insurance, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Total Seal Piston Rings, Wilwood Brakes, Mach 1 Chassis, 717 Innovations and Capital K9 for all of their support.

 

 

Robbie Stillwaggon

Robbie Stillwaggon and the Quality Auto Body #89 team headed north to Outlaw Speedway on Friday night to compete with the Patriot Sprints Tour. Stillwaggon was one of 20 cars signed into Outlaw Speedway and started in the 4th position for heat race #3. Stillwaggon brought home the heat race win automatically transferring into the feature event.

Stillwaggon started in the 7th position for the 25-lap feature event and was into the top 5 by lap 6. A lap 6 caution for the 4th place running Paulie Colagiovanni moved Stillwaggon up to the 4th position on the restart where the 89 team would finish the event.

After heading south towards Selinsgrove Speedway, Stillwaggon had enough time to service the car before pulling into the pit area of the fast ½ mile facility. Stillwaggon was one of 29 cars signed into the pit area and timed in the 14th position. Stillwaggon started heat race 2 in the 5th position and worked his way up to 4th advancing into the feature event.

Stillwaggon started the 25-lap feature event in the 11th position advancing into the top 10 by lap 7 and into the 8th running position by lap 8. Stillwaggon picked off another spot and was into 7th by lap 12 where he brought home the 89 car.

Stillwaggon will now have many options for next weekend as the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will visit the Big Diamond Speedway on Friday night. The Empire Super Sprints are at the Merritville Speedway on Saturday night and the Patriot Sprint Tour is at Stateline Speedway on Saturday night the 24th.

 

 

Whittall Just Outside Top 10 at Selinsgrove

Justin Whittall and the Pioneer Auto Body, World Wide Bearings #67w continues to run up front. On Saturday night, the 67w team headed to the Selinsgrove Speedway to compete with the Patriot Sprints Tour. Whittall was one of 29 teams signed into the nights action and the young New Jersey hotshoe time 4th quickest.

Starting heat race 1 from the 3rd position, Whittall jumped into the 2nd position on the first lap and got a nose under race leader Cody Keller for the lead on lap 4 but couldn’t complete the pass until lap 5. Once Whittall completed the pass and was out front the 67w car easily drove away for his second heat race win of 2017.

Whittall started the 25-lap feature event in the 6th position and got shuffled back to the 8th position on the initial race start. Whittall battled in the 8th position for most of the race until he slipped to the 12th position on lap 14. Whittall then climbed back into the 11th position for the final 8 laps. At just 16 years of age, Whittall continues to impress and now with 2 heat race victories it is just a matter of time before the 67w is parked in victory lane.

Whittall will now head to the Big Diamond Speedway on Friday night to compete with the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club and then again on Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway.

 

 

Weekend Double for Franek

Davie Franek and the Franek Auto Sales, Escape RV team headed to Selinsgrove Friday night to race their 410 in the Ray Tilley Classic and then compete on Saturday night for the Patriot Sprint Car stop at the Selinsgrove Speedway.

On Friday night Franek and the 28f team were one of 20 sprint cars to sign into the pit area. Franek started and finished in the 5th position for heat race #2 advancing to the feature event. Franek then started in the 14th position for the 30-lap feature event and brought home a 15-place finish pulling off on lap 13.

On Saturday night Franek and the 28f team were back at Selinsgrove, this time with the 360-car looking to take home the top prize for the Patriots Sprint Car tour. Franek timed in the 7th position out of 29 cars that were signed into the pit area. Franek started on the outside row of heat 1 and finished in the 3rd position advancing to the 25-lap feature event.

For the feature event, Franek started in the 7th position and was inside the top 5 but lap 12. With half way to go Franek was shown in the 4th position and took over the 3rd position from Jared Zimbardi on lap 18. Franek ran out of laps before he could mount a charge on the 29 of Jason Shultz or race winner Nate Snyder. Franek finished just under a second behind the leaders.

Franek will now head back to Big Diamond Speedway on Friday night to compete with the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club and again on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway. Franek will look to build on his points lead this weekend at both the United Racing Club and the Selinsgrove Speedway.

 

 

Nolen Racing's Coons Finishes Third

In USAC Silver Crown Action at Williams Grove

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., June 17 — Nolen Racing's Jerry Coons Jr. recorded the Whiteland, Ind.-based team's best finish of the year so far in the USAC Silver Crown series by finishing third Friday night in the prestigious Horn-Schindler Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway.

The native of Tucson, Ariz., who now lives in Greencastle, Ind., had to battle both the competition on the half-mile dirt track and a mechanical issue in order to post the podium finish following his 340th USAC start. He remains in third place in the overall point standings heading into the next event July 20 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind.

Coons recorded the sixth-fastest time among the 21 entries during ProSource Qualifying with his Maxim, which is sponsored by KECO Coatings and Indy Race Parts and has a Tranter-prepared Chevy engine. His qualifying time was 20.662 seconds, which was only 0.232 off Damion Gardner's pole. The team had to work fast to get Coons' car ready for qualifying, as it had to do some diagnostics and change the car's ignition box when the car was down on power during hot laps.

Coons, a USAC Triple Crown champion, passed C.J. Leary at the start of the 100-lap race to move into fifth position. He got fourth on lap four by passing Shane Cockrum, and third on lap five when both he and the eventual winner, Kody Swanson, passed Chris Windom, who won this race and the championship last year and had been running second.

Coons set his fastest lap of the race on lap 11 with a time of 21.150 seconds, which was the fifth-fastest lap recorded during the event. He remained in third place until Swanson got under him at the end of the backstretch working lap 12 to push him back to fourth place.

Leary hounded Coons for fourth place until Brady Bacon passed Leary for fifth at the one-quarter mark. Bacon chased Coons and unsuccessfully tried everything he could think of to get around him from that point. Bacon got especially close at the halfway mark and again around lap 60, but Coons fought him off each time.

Coons got third during a yellow on lap 65 for Austin Nemire, who was running eighth when he spun between Turns 1 and 2. The driver who had been third, Justin Grant, retired with mechanical difficulties under that yellow flag and Coons once again moved into the final podium position.

The podium finish wasn't a certainty, however, because for about the last 40 laps of the race Coons' car lost its power steering fluid, which made it very difficult to turn.

Despite the challenges, Coons continued to hold Bacon off. Five laps before the finish Bacon slowed when he ran out of fuel, and Windom moved into fourth. Coons took the checkered flag in third place, 1.121 seconds after the second-place finisher, Gardner, did the same. Coons was 0.446 of a second ahead of the fourth-place finisher, Windom, at the line.

Nolen Racing also fielded cars for Dakota Jackson and Hunter Schuerenberg at Williams Grove. Both are rookies in this series, which is presented by TRAXXAS.

Jackson, of Elizabethtown, Ind., qualified 18th with a time of 21.923, but pulled into the pits prior to the start of the race with a mechanical issue. He rejoined the field under a yellow flag and completed 17 laps for a 15th-place finish. His best lap was his seventh one, which he turned in 22.441. His car, a F5 Tranter Chevy, advertises the Peyton's Angels Indiana chapter of The Cure Starts Now Foundation.

Schuerenberg of Sikeston, Mo., qualified eighth with his Maxim Tranter Chevy with a time of 20.717 seconds, which was only 0.287 off the pole, 0.055 off Coons' qualifying time and 0.051 off the race winner's qualifying time. Schuerenberg's car is sponsored by Eddie Gilstrap Motors, Roof Bolt Xpress and Wesco Trailer Manufacturing.

Unfortunately Schuerenberg only did eight laps of the feature due to a mechanical issue. He remained in eighth while he was on the track, and he was credited with a 17th-place finish. Like Jackson he turned his fastest race lap on his seventh lap. Schuerenberg's time on that circuit was a 21.894.

The race was covered live on SpeedShiftTV.com. It is also available on demand at Loudpedal.TV.

The team's complete schedule can be found on its Web site at nolenracing.com and its Facebook page. It's also on Twitter. For information on marketing partnerships, contact Restart Communications at LKMRestart@gmail.com.

USAC's Web site is at usacracing.com.

Post-race quotes follow:

Jerry Coons Jr.: "With about 30 or 40 laps to go, we were losing our power steering fluid. The steering wheel got really slippery. It was on my gloves, and I kept wiping my hand on my suit down the straightaway.

"For the last 10 to 15 laps of the race it was getting so it wouldn't turn left very well. I just got the car set in the turns and hoped I didn't have to turn left too hard.

"The car was good though. I made some shock adjustments, that's all.

[About the battle with Brady Bacon] "I just did my best to find a line that would keep him away from me a bit.

"I want to thank the whole Nolen Racing team. They have me a great race car, and they all worked very hard to get us here."

Dakota Jackson: "We weren't able to start the race due to a fuel issue. When I finally started the motor just never ran right, so I pulled off. It was a fuel bypass problem.

"This is a cool track. Today was the first day I've ever even seen the place. It's not like the tracks we have back home. It's really narrow, but it's pretty racy and it has an amazing history. You have to race it more like it's a mile track than a half-mile."

Hunter Schuerenberg: "The motor quit running; I don't know what happened. It hesitated the whole race, and then quit altogether. We'll figure it out. We'll get there."

Gene Nolen (team owner): "I would have been happier if all three cars had finished, but it was an endurance race and Jerry did good to finish third with no power steering. He did a good job, and I'm really happy with him.

"Dakota had a fuel line come loose. Hunter had a suction line come loose; it wasn't picking up everything from the pan.

"But it was a good night."

 

 

49 DIFFERENT TEAMS COMPETE in FIRST FOUR SPRINT CAR BANDITS EVENTS of 2017 SEASON

LONESTAR SPEEDWAY'S FIRECRACKER 25 UP NEXT on JULY 1st!

Mesquite, TX (6/17/17) by DarinShort.com. Even Mother Nature hasn't been able to dampen the spirits of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits teams and fans in 2017, as the series has already eclipsed the total number of competitors that have raced in the series - just four races in to the season. The series is presented by Blaine's Motor Supply.

Sprint car teams in the area are quickly figuring out that between the Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) restricted wing angle rule and rear tire rules that they are able to be in more control of 'driving' their cars - while saving a lot of money on tire expense.

2016 SCB runnner-up in series points, Junior Jenkins comments: "We are a budget conscious team, and since we started racing with the Sprint Car Bandits at the beginning of last year, we have noticed a sizable difference in our net nightly cost vs. earnings, and it has helped keep us on the track. Plus I feel it has substantially closed the gap in the competition, giving more drivers a fighting chance."

Current SCB points and latest results are attached to this post, and our next event is at LoneStar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas on Saturday July 1st (which is part of July 4th weekend).

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company, Simpson Race Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply and DarinShort.com.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for complete series info, rules, schedule and how to become involved.

HERE ARE COMPLETE DETAILS FOR LONESTAR on 7/1:

Kilgore, TX (06/17/17) by DarinShort.com. LoneStar Speedway (LSS) officials have put together a FANtastic night of high-speed racing action, a huge fireworks display and great competitor purses to help fire off the July 4th holiday weekend - when the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply invade the high-banked super-wide 1/3 mile. Joining the 360 C.I. fuel injected winged Sprint Cars will be the big LoneStar Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds & FWD 4-Cylinders...with increased purses in all LSS divisions.

Fans can expect a great field of top Sprint Car teams from throughout the region, with drivers such as: Justin Melton, Scott Bogucki (Australia), Zane Lawrence, Michael Lang, Colby Estes, Michelle Melton, Tucker Doughty, Chance McCrary, Junior Jenkins, Chase Parson, Cody Stacy, Brad Welborn, Chad Wilson, Steve McMackin, Brad Queen, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Gates, Gary Floyd, DJ Estes...plus several more 'invaders' will round out the field, as there are no other 360C.I. sprint car events within several hundred miles of LSS on July 1.

LoneStar is known for its jumbo-sized fireworks displays on the 4th of July weekend, and this year will be no different - except it's being bumped up even BIGGER!

You and your family will be able to take in this massive event for just $17 adult (ages 12-64) general admission! Ages 6-11 are just $5, while Seniors/Military can take it all in for $15. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

The LoneStar Speedway racing divisions will all be racing for added purse money: Modifieds will be racing for $1,200 to win, the Limited Modified winner will take home $700, and the first Factory Stock to reach the checkers will receive $500. The FWD 4-Cylinders will round out the 5-division racing card. Great payback is spread out throughout the field, and the complete breakdown is located here for all divisions:

SPRINT CAR BANDITS A-FEATURE PAYBACK (25 Laps): $2,000 - $1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 (10th) - 340 - 330 - 320 - 310 - 300...to 20th. All non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $100. Standard SCB rules and procedures are in effect. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series rules - which will be enforced, as always. Westhold transponders required for electronic scoring, track rental is $20 if you do not already own one.

ADDED PURSE IN ALL LONESTAR DIVISIONS:

MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 (5th) - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50. Transponders will be used for electronic scoring. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable). No mufflers required.

LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30. Transponders will be used for electronic scoring. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable). No mufflers required.

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20. Transponders will be used for electronic scoring. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable). No mufflers required.

FWD 4-Cylinders: $150 - $120 - $100 - 90 - $80 - $70 - $60 - $50 - $40 - $30...to 20th.

No outside food/drink allowed through ticket gate. Great food and drinks available at family-affordable pricing. Adult beverages for sale next to main concession stand.

The Pit Area on July 1st will open by 3pm (teams can arrive much earlier, if desired, but we'll clear out pits just prior to opening), Grandstands open at 5:30pm, Draw Cutoff 7pm, Pit Meeting 7:15pm, then Track Packing/Hot Laps at 7:30pm...with racing to follow immediately.

Grandstand admission: Ages 5 and under are free (with adult admission), Ages 6-11 are just $5, and Ages 12-64 are $17. Seniors/Military $15. You can upgrade any grandstand admission ticket to the reserved section (bucket seats) for $5/ticket upon your entrance to the reserved section. All Pit Passes all ages are $35.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company, Simpson Race Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply and DarinShort.com.

COMING TO LONESTAR NEXT:

SATURDAY - JUNE 24th, TRIPLE $1,300's at the "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving" night. $15 adult G.A. tickets and $35 pit passes. Details are posted at the track website and Facebook pages.

NOTE: We'd like to welcome Golden Triangle Speedway in Beaumont Texas to the SCB series, as they've added an event to the SCB schedule on Saturday July 29th. The event will pay a minimum of $2,000 to win and $325/start. More details will be posted for this event in the weeks to come.

CLICK www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all Track info and www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info...and we look forward to seeing you Saturday July 1st when the Sprint Car Bandits bring their high powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars to LoneStar Speedway for one of the biggest events of the season on July 1st!

 

 

Kyle Hirst Wins Third Career Tarter Memorial

Chico, CA (June 16, 2017) …. Paradise driver Kyle Hirst continues to show his strength when it comes to the David Tarter Memorial. In front of a near capacity crowd, for the third time in five years, Hirst won the 25-lap main event and then proceeded to park his car in turn four to pay tribute to all the fans who sit up there during the Tarter Memorial. “I have to thank the Tarter Family and all the people who help put on this great race,” said Hirst in victory lane. With the win, Hirst pocketed $3500. Earlier in the night, Hirst won the three-lap dash for cash that earned him an extra $300. “It is so nice to see a Gold Cup size crowd here tonight for this race,” said Hirst. Tonight’s Kyle Larson Racing and Tyler Wolf fast time award winner was Fresno’s Gio Scelzi. The 15-year-old was sensational right out the gate and posted a blistering lap time of 11.181. At one point during the main event he took the lead away from Hirst, but a few laps later, got caught up in slower traffic and gave the lead back. “Tonight, I just got beat by the better driver,” said Scelzi. “I love coming here and overall it was a great night for us.” Unfortunately for Chase Majdic his night went astray on lap five. Majdic was the early leader but going down the backstretch, Brian Boswell seemed to lose power and try to exit. Majdic got caught up with Boswell and tried to avoid, but spun the car to a stop. Majdic restarted at the rear of the field and did charge back up to a ninth-place finish. The hard charger money was awarded to Brian McGahan Jr. who started the farthest back in 17th spot and finished 13th. Sean Becker returned to his home track and scored a podium finish. Becker started sixth and finished third. Bud Kaeding is always an added attraction to racing at Chico and finished in the fourth spot. Kalib Henry was competitive all night and finished fifth. Hirst won the dash for cash sponsored by Autism Awareness. Second was Sean Becker, followed by Scelzi and Kalib Henry. Majdic won the first heat race. Kaeding held off a charging Henry for the win in heat two. Hirst won the third heat race. Tony Richards won the 20-lap wingless main event. Richards dominated the race. At one point, he held a half lap lead over second place finishing Jake Morgan. Jeremy Wilson was third. Heat race winner Craig Swim finished fourth in the feature. William Fatu finished fifth in his first appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway. The winged economy sprints had four drivers show up. Scott Gannett swept the nights racing action. Gannett won the heat race and then went on to win the 15-lap feature. Chasing him in both races was Mike Ficklin. Mike Sayre was third. Heartbreak city for Wyatt Brown, who had a mechanical failure sideline him from the main event. Full results can be found on line at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Attica Speedweek opener A-main washed out

ATTICA, Ohio – Just as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A-main was getting lined up for the 40 lap finale at Attica Raceway Park Friday, June 16, the skies opened up for the second time of the evening. The opener of the 35th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket was postponed to Saturday, Sept. 2 when the All Stars return for the Attica Ambush/Dirt Classic Ohio

Because all of the heats were contested, the show is considered complete with double features for the All Stars to be contested on Sept. 2 at Attica Raceway Park. There will be no refunds and a new ticket will need to be purchased for the Sept. 2 show.

The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model A-main will be made up at a later date after Attica officials take a look at the schedule.

After three of the five All Star heats were complete rains hit the speedway necessitating a two-hour delay before the final two heats, the C-main, two dashes and the B-main were completed along with three late model heats.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, June 30 on Fan Appreciation Night presented by the Baumann Auto Group and Tusing Builders. It will feature the Hammer Pallets 410 sprints; Fremont Fence 305 Sprints and late models and general admission is just $10 with hot dogs $1 and popcorn 50 cents. The pit gates will be open for fans after hot laps to meet the teams. It is also a point event for the All Pro Aluminum Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics and a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, June 16, 2017

Kistler Engines/Ohio CAT Night

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.342; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.393; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.492; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.505; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.594; 6. 12-Daniel Harding, 12.625; 7. 9X-Stuart Brubaker, 12.697; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson, 12.782; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.848; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.965

Group (B)

1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.383; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs, 12.581; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.652; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.676; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.961; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.99; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.022; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.076; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.444; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.492

Group (C)

1. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.842; 2. 23-DJ Foos, 12.897; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.043; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.109; 5. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.163; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.37; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.433; 8. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.501; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.901; 10. 51-John Garvin, 13.942

Group (D)

1. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.895; 2. 11N-Dale Blaney, 12.97; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.033; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.048; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.068; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti, 13.267; 7. 97-Broc Martin, 13.31; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.546; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.031; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 99.4

Group (E)

1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.974; 2. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser, 13.027; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.207; 4. 83-Rob Chaney, 13.345; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.504; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.134; 7. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 14.146; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.913; 9. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 99.45

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 8. 12-Daniel Harding [6]; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson [8]; 10. 9X-Stuart Brubaker [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [3]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [10]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 3. 60-Jody Keegan [5]; 4. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [7]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 9. 51-John Garvin [10]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 4. 11N-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 7. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti [6]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 83-Rob Chaney [1]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]; 5. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 6. 92A-Sammy Walsh [7]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [6]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 83-Rob Chaney [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 49-Shawn Dancer [3]; 2. 9-Ryan Linder [2]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger [5]; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 6. 92A-Sammy Walsh [10]; 7. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [13]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [6]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [11]; 10. 51-John Garvin [7]; 11. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 12. O7-Jacob Wilson [9]; 13. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [12]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs [2]; 3. 12-Daniel Harding [3]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 5. 9X-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser [11]; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson [5]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 11. 8M-TJ Michael [13]; 12. 16-Chris Andrews [12]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [17]; 14. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 15. 13-Brandon Matus [16]; 16. 9-Ryan Linder [18]; 17. 7-Shawn Valenti [14]; 18. 97-Broc Martin [15]

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 69-Jeff Warnick[3] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[5] ; 4. 240X-Charlie Duncan[6] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[4] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 7. X3-Dan Wallace[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 77-Steve Kester[1] ; 2. 19-Cody Scott[3] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 4. 91-Rusty Schlenk[7] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[2] ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[2] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[4] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[1] ; 6. 71-Dave Hornikel[7] ; 7. 24-Jerry Aber[5]

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 15

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 737; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 695; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 570; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 540; 5. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 536; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 526; 7. Blake Bac­cus, Crandall, Texas, 495; 8. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 485; 9. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 468; 10. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 458; 11. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 457; 12. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, and Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., both 455; 14. Chip Graham, Lewis­ville, Texas, 410; 15. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 407; 16. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 405; 17. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 404; 18. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 401; 19. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 390; 20. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 386.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 280; 2. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 261; 3. Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 259; 4. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 257; 5. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 239; 6. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 226; 7. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 224; 8. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 219; 9. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 192; 10. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 184.

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

Delaware – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 40; 2. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 39; 3. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 38; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 37; 5. Joe Kay, Pipersville, Pa., 36; 6. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 35; 7. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 34; 8. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 33; 9. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 32; 10. Ryan Stillwaggon, Palmyra, N.J., 31.

Indiana – 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 157; 2. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 138; 3. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 125; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 124; 5. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 121; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 120; 7. Joey Parker, Plainfield, Ind., 111; 8. Ken­dall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., and Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., both 109; 10. Danny Clark, Plain­field, Ind., 102.

Iowa – 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 193; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 187; 3. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 185; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 179; 5. Tyler Thomp­son, Des Moines, Iowa, and Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, both 169; 7. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 157; 8. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, both 138; 10. Greg Black, Des Moines, Iowa, 125.

Kansas – 1. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 73; 2. J.D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 72; 3. Jed Wer­ner, Codell, Kan., 69; 4. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 67; 5. Darren Berry, McCook, Neb., 66; 6. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 61; 7. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 59; 8. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., and Keefe Hemel, Cimarron, Kan., both 55; 10. Cody Lampe, Jetmore, Kan., 45.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 152; 2. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 147; 3. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 141; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 107; 5. Asa Lee Williamson, Pine­ville, La., 103; 6. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 94; 7. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, and Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., both 70; 9. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 68; 10. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 67.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 345; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 327; 3. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 285; 4. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 240; 5. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 228; 6. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 195; 7. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 193; 8. Corey Kautz, Ankeny, Iowa, 191; 9. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 181; 10. Brady For­brook, Morgan, Minn., 179.

North Carolina – 1. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 40; 2. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 39; 3. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 38; 4. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 37; 5. Brian Lawson, Orange, Va., 36; 6. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 35; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 34; 8. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 33; 9. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 32; 10. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 31.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 345; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 343; 3. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 313; 4. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 307; 5. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 305; 6. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 301; 7. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 298; 8. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 288; 9. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 283; 10. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 282.

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

New York – 1. Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 173; 2. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 170; 3. Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., 167; 4. Dana Wagner, Sidney Center, N.Y., 161; 5. Jeff Trombely, Altamont, N.Y., 159; 6. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 154; 7. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., 150; 8. Jerry Sehn, Deansboro, N.Y., 142; 9. Dalton Herrick, McDonough, N.Y., 137; 10. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 134.

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

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

Pennsylvania – 1. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 536; 2. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 485; 3. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 468; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 455; 5. Drew Ritchey, Ever­ett, Pa., 404; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 390; 7. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 380; 8. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 374; 9. Stephanie Stevens Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 323; 10. An­drew Hake, Manchester, Pa., 289.

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

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 74; 2. Josh Sterrett, Huron, S.D., 62; 3. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 38; 4. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 37; 5. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 36; 6. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., and Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., both 35; 8. Blaine Stegenga, Valley Springs, S.D., 34; 9. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., and Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa, both 33.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 765; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 655; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 537; 4. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 526; 5. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 516; 6. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 483; 7. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 458; 8. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 457; 9. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 455; 10. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 401.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 227; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 219; 3. An­thony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 216; 4. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 203; 5. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 199; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 145; 7. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 137; 8. Joshua J. Perreault, Madison, Va., 97; 9. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 71; 10. Ryan Price, Ashland, Va., 68.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Set to Kick Off Summer in Big Way with ‘Grand Prix’ Special, Fireworks on July 1

OSWEGO, NY (June 16, 2016) - The weather is continuing to heat up in Central New York and so is the action at Oswego Speedway which will continue on Saturday, July 1.

In the first three events of the 2017 season, two new Novelis Supermodified feature winners and one new Pathfinder Bank SBS feature winner have all been crowned. A Shampine returned to victory lane for the first time since 1982 in the Jim Shampine Memorial. The son of Dave Shullick Sr. picked up his first ever non-wing win at the ‘Steel Palace’ and the championship battles remain tight with Shullick Jr. and Andrew Schartner leading the way heading into the month of July. These storylines have sure made for a busy spring at the ‘Big O.’

The speedway now looks ahead to the summer and it’s upcoming event, set for the first of next month, which will see 110 laps of feature action presented by Oswego D Bus and Holiday Inn Express making for an Independence Day Weekend ‘Grand Prix’ special. Fireworks will conclude all of the action. Also taking place on Saturday, July 1 will be the second Novelis Can Collection of the season as part of the Novelis Fan Can Chase. The Novelis Supermodifieds will go 75-laps while the drivers of Pathfinder Bank SBS will compete in a 35-lap feature event.

New to the track for the first time this season are a pair of drivers expected to join both the Supermodified and SBS fields when July rolls around, as Chris Perley and Alex Hoag have both expressed plans to return to Oswego.

July 1st would be the ‘Rowley Rocket’ Perley’s first time back in non-wing competition since last year’s Budweiser International Classic 200 behind the wheel of the Hawk Jr. Chassis, Vic Miller Racing No. 44 machine.

Hoag, son of former SBS racer Dean Hoag and grandson of the legendary Dutch Hoag, also plans to be back in action throughout the month of July despite remaining very busy throughout the spring wrenching on Quarter Midgets for his son Tanner and daughter Maddy. Both Hoag and Perley will be welcome additions to the SBS and Supermodified fields.

After collecting two victories to begin his first ever run towards an Oswego championship for car owner John Nicotra, ISMA Supermodified shoe Dave Shullick Jr. leads the way atop the Novelis Supermodified points race at the conclusion of the speedway’s spring schedule amongst a tight battle between defending champion Michael Barnes, seven time champion Otto Sitterly, most-recent first time winner Keith Shampine and Supermodified legend Joe Gosek.

Consistent as ever, Dave Cliff continues his march away from the rest of the Pathfinder Bank SBS field driving to three consecutive top five finishes in the first three events of 2017 behind the wheel of the Barbeau Racing No. 50. Andrew Schartner is just 28 points out with his father’s homebuilt racer while first time winner on June 10 Jesse Bearup along with veterans Dalton Doyle and Jack Patrick trail.

Racing on July 1 will kick off a very busy summer stretch for the speedway, with June 17 used as a May rain date and the speedway also on idle June 24 for high school graduation. The speedway will then run four straight shows on July 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd before another off night on July 29 in celebration of Harborfest. Three more action packed events are planned for August before preparation then begins for the 61st Annual ‘Classic Week’ featuring the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds.

July 8th action will feature a 67-lap special for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series PLUS the return of the Demolition Derby after the races before the Summer Championship commences the following week, July 15th. The $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS event is set for Saturday, July 22.

Tickets for July 1, Classic Weekend or any of the marquee events on the speedway’s schedule for the remainder of 2017 can be purchased by phoning a box office representative at (315)-342-0646.

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

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

 

 

 

SPECTACULAR FOR SPRINT CARS ON JUNE 24 AT BROWNSTOWN

June 15, 2017 - Haubstadt, IN - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway on Saturday night June 24th. The program that night offers fans the expectation of the added excitement that open wheel racing provides.

Saturday night’s 25 lap MSCS feature at Brownstown will pay $2,000 to win. Drivers are guaranteed at least $200 to start the main event. The program will include heat races and a B to set the field for the feature. MSCS starts 20 or 21 cars depending on the need for the addition of an eligible provisional starter. The provisional list includes the top 2 drivers from the prior season and the highest other 10 drivers in current MSCS points.

Upon completion this event will be only the second time that the MSCS series has raced at the ¼ mile Jackson County Fairgrounds oval. The slightly banked clay track provided a tight MSCS feature in August of 2015. Brady Short battled Dickie Gaines for the entire distance to take the win. That was the year that Short won a record 10 features in a single season. MSCS events which were scheduled there in 2016 and 2014 had to be cancelled because of rain.

Marion, Illinois, driver Carson Short continues in leading the 2017 MSCS points standings. Short took over the points lead on May 13th and has held onto it for 4 consecutive races. Three time series champ Brady Short ranks second in the standings and the two often find themselves matched up and racing for a position in the feature. Former Rookie of the Year Brandon Morin is third in the standings. Four time series champ Kyle Cummins is just 5 points behind Morin. Brandon Mattox stands fifth.

Max McGhee, Dakota Jackson, Kent Schmidt, Donny Brackett, and James Lyerla round out the Top Ten in points as the series heads to Brownstown. Rookie of the Year contenders Ben Knight and Kendall Ruble are just outside the top ten.

MSCS feature events completed elsewhere now total six. Chase Stockon has won twice on the familiar dirt at Tri-State Speedway. The two features held at Lincoln Park Speedway were won by Thomas Meseraull and A.J. Hopkins. Carson Short’s win at Haubstadt in May earned him the points lead. Carson has also been close twice with late race passes to finish as the runner-up. Chris Windom claimed the other feature which was a USAC-MSCS co-sanctioned event.

In addition to a complete MSCS show on the 24th, Brownstown Speedway will present the make-up NO WAY OUT 40 feature for sprint cars which was postponed from earlier in the season. The UMRA TQ Midgets also have a make-up feature. The Racesaver Sprint Cars are to be on the program. Stock Car fans attending the track on a regular basis will certainly appreciate promoter Jim Price including the Indiana Pro Late Models and the Pure Stocks.

The combined result should be one spectacular night for RACING! On track action begins at 6 P.M. Racing will follow the hot laps. Brownstown Speedway is located a mile southeast of Brownstown, IN, on State Route 250.

PROVIDED AS NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR MSCS.

 

 

SPRINT CARS RETURN TO ELDORA THIS SATURDAY NIGHT Casey’s General Stores presents Round #2 of Ohio Sprint Speedweek

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 15, 2017) – The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) return to Eldora Speedway on Saturday night as the high-banked, one-half mile clay oval hosts the 35th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

The Eldora event, the second of eight races scheduled across Ohio in nine days, is presented by Casey’s General Store. Long known for their support of sprint car and dirt track racing throughout the Midwest, Casey’s has expanded east into Ohio with three recently-opened locations at Ansonia, Cridersville and Fort Loramie and soon-to-be-opened locations in Union City and Jackson Center.

Introduced in 1983, by Eldora founder Earl Baltes, Ohio Sprint Speedweek has been a staple on the sprint car schedule in the Buckeye state since. While the participating speedways and length of the grueling week has varied over the years, Speedweek remains a focal point on the national Sprint Car scene. The idea was ignored by many when introduced, but now nearly every sanctioning body in the country has copied the idea and has a “speedweek” of their own.

“Sprint car racers and fans alike look forward to Ohio Sprint Speedweek each and every year. It’s grueling. It’s long. It takes a lot of sweat, hard work and dedication, but I’m sure the racers wouldn’t have it any other way,” Tony Stewart, owner of both the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Eldora Speedway, said. “I want to thank all of the tracks and other organizations for helping us put this together, especially Cometic Gasket. The amount of support Ohio Sprint Speedweek attracts is overwhelming. I’m confident this will be around for another 35 years.”

Drivers and fans alike have always highlighted the Eldora stop as one of the best on the Speedweek trek that criss-crosses the state. A year ago, “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild (Wooster) took the lead just past the half-way point to capture his 10th career All Star Circuit of Champions win at Eldora. Haudenschild is expected to return on Saturday night where he will try to tie Joey Saldana (11 wins) for 2nd-place on the All Star win list at Eldora.

Chad Kemenah (Findlay), who claimed his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek title a year ago as well as his fifth series championship, finds himself back atop the Arctic Car All Star point standings and has a series-high three wins heading into the Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening. Kemenah has four career wins at Eldora including his most recent in the 2015 season finale.

The battle for second through fourth positions in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title hunt remains close with only 50 points separating Caleb Armstrong (New Castle, Indiana), Ryan Smith (Kunkletown, Pennsylvania), and Caleb Helms (Findlay). Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year contender Max Stambaugh (Lima), recently earning his second top-ten finish of the 2017 season, rounds-out the top-five in the current Arctic Cat All Star championship standings.

Tony Stewart has won races in nearly every form of motorsports but is still looking for his first Eldora win behind the wheel of a winged 410-cubic inch sprint car. After a strong third place run in last month’s Little 500 and a fifth-place run at Macon, Illinois, Stewart will make his return to Eldora’s high-banks on Saturday night.

Other expected entrants include two-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu (St. Helena, California), who has two career wins at Eldora including the most recent ASCoC event at Eldora last fall. Former Knoxville Nationals champion and five-time ASCoC champion Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, Pennsylvania), who is still looking for his first All Star win at Eldora is expected to take on the All Stars as well as second generation drivers Lee Jacobs (Dalton) and Cole Duncan (Lockbourne). Recent World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series winner Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, Indiana), and Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, Indiana), driving for Kevin Swindell, are expected to add some Hoosier flavor to the event while Chapin, Illinois upstart Paul Nienhiser has indicated he plans to be at Eldora.

Joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night will be the Eldora Stock Cars. The Stock Cars have had three entertaining feature events with three different winners. Rob Trent (Lima), Earnie Woodard (Georgetown, Kentucky) and most recently Gary Rahe, Jr. (Indiana) have already visited Eldora’s prestigious victory lane in 2017.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Eldora presented by Casey’s General Store will open the gates to spectators on Saturday at Eldora at 4 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for approximately 6 p.m. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Adult general admission tickets are still just $20, the most affordable of the week, with children (12 and younger) admitted free.

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 64th season in 2017, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream; the 34th annual Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – the only NASCAR National Series race on dirt; and the 47th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 64th 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, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and subscribing to www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

 

Kyle Larson Racing Adds Fast Time Award Bonus

Chico, CA (June 15, 2017) …. There is an overabundance of money on the line for this Friday night’s 5th Annual David Tarter Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway. Kyle Larson Racing has generously added $500 for the fast time award winner in the winged 410 sprint car division. Larson, currently second in the Monster Energy Nascar Cup point standings and recent World of Outlaw sprint car main event winner, has never let fame get to his head. Larson, not only sponsors numerous races at Chico, will once again offer his name and services to the upcoming Outlaw Kart Showcase at Cycleland Speedway in September. “Kyle continues to be at the forefront of giving back to the local racers here in Northern California,” said sprint car business manager and friend Gary Thomas. Randy V. Motorsports has helped to bring a ton of heat race prizes for each driver. Companies who are helping include PitStop USA, Hoosier Tire, ART Ent., Joe Hunt Magnetos, Withrow’s Motorsports, Riebes Auto Parts, RCM Design, SRP, Silver Dollar Speedway and John Timms. The sprint car main event will pay a staggering $3500 to the winner. A winged 360 sprint car bonus of $500 and $250 will be awarded to the two highest finishers. Cycleland Speedway is offering a $100 cash prize to the hardest charger in the main event. Autism Awareness is bringing back a dash for cash. The four fastest qualifiers will get a chance to go three laps for big money. The drivers are also set to throw a frisbee into the grandstands. The four people who catch them have a shot at winning money if their driver wins the race. On top of this, a 50/50 nonprofit raffle will take place. The winning fan will receive half of the money while the other half will go and support the Enloe Foundation here in Chico. There will be a special one of kind raffle for a custom designed race helmet produced by Shell Shock. A second raffle will have wonderful prizes for the fans to win. The pit gate will open at 4 PM while the front grandstands will open at 6 PM. Racing is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM. The adult general admission ticket will cost $14.00; however, all DAD’s will be admitted for just $9.00 on this night only. Seniors and juniors are $12.00 with children just $6.00. Kids five and under are FREE. Joining us on this night are O’Reilly Auto Parts and Oil Recycling Rocks to give away free things to the fans. To avoid standing in long lines the Speedway now has an on-line purchase tickets option located at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

Wall of Fame and Kids Race Night Presented by Core-Mark International Set For June 16

By Clayton Johns, with files from Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – June 15, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway is set to resume action with Wall of Fame and Kid’s Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation Night presented by Core-Mark International on Friday, June 16.

Ohsweken will add five new members to its Wall of Fame, which was established in 2015. The induction ceremony will take place during intermission. Jim Cochrane, Gale Hill, Tom Huppunen, Clinton Geoffrey Kruchka and Adam Ross will be inducted to the Wall of Fame on Friday night.

Cochrane was a Mini Stock racer in Ohsweken’s early years and has remained a major advocate of the division. He was also the first winner of the Art Hill Memorial Award for showing Sportsmanship on and off the track.

Gale Hill has been a proud supporter of the track for several years through his business, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket. His dedication to the track and to several drivers goes well beyond the traditional sponsorship agreement.

Tom Huppunen, well-known locally as the ‘Fenwick Flyer’, was one of the first regular Sprint Car drivers in the area and paved a path to regular 360 Sprint Car action in Ontario. He won the 2009 360 Sprint Car track championship and still holds the track record for the fastest lap ever recorded in a 360 Sprint Car.

Clinton Geoffrey Kruchka and Adam Ross have served in several capacities at Ohsweken over the years, but are best known for their announcing work. Both are back announcing at the track in 2017, while Geoffrey also serves as the track’s general manager. Over the years, both have helped bring a new level of professionalism and improved fan experience to help make Ohsweken a premier racing destination.

The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars headline the show that also features the only stop of the season for the Pro 4 Trucks. Ohsweken’s regular divisions will all be in action as well, including the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Admission for adults is just $14, $10 for seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) while kids age 7-12 are only $3. Children 6 and under are free.

Pro 4 Trucks The Pro 4 Trucks will make their only appearance of the season at Ohsweken this Friday. The Pro 4 Trucks call Humberstone Speedway home on Sunday nights and carry sponsorship from Mike Knapp Ford. In two races so far this season, Kyle Tomaski and Dylan Llord have gone to victory lane at Humberstone. The always entertaining Pro 4 Trucks are sure to enjoy the wide and high-banked surface at Ohsweken to showcase their talent.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars After battling the Patriot Sprint Tour last week, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars resume weekly action in their championship battle. Last week, Dylan Westbrook held off invaders Bryan Howland and Jared Zimbardi to earn the victory. Entering this week’s event, Westbrook is three points behind Jim Huppunen for the division’s point lead. Cory Turner sits third in the standings, one spot ahead of his brother Ryan Turner. Glenn Styres rounds out the current top-five.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars Aaron Turkey got the monkey off his back with his first win since 2015 in Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car action last week. The victory also stopped current point leader Ryan Hunsinger’s win streak at two. Jesse McDonald sits just three points behind Hunsinger in the championship standings while Mack DeMan, Jerry Hill and Mike Thorne round out the top-five. Turkey currently occupies the sixth spot.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks Last week’s Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock feature was a thriller that came down to the final laps where Ryan Dinning scored his first win of the season. Current point leader Dave Bailey finished second after winning the first two races of the season. Bailey’s advantage at the top of the standings sits at 18 over Jim Lampman following three races. Ken Sargent, dirt rookie Shawn Chenoweth and Derek Lemyre hold down top-five positions as well.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks always produce some of the best racing at the track with four and five-wide racing occurring on a weekly basis. Last week, the division produced a first-time winner in Dave Crumbie. Crumbie outran point leader Mark Bazuin over the final five laps in the latter’s mad dash to the front from the 21st starting spot. Bazuin currently has an 11-point gap over Jon Janssens while Brandon Janssens, Tim DeBoer and Aaron Rewutzky hold down the top-five positions.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers Gillian Hils proved last week the outside lane can be fast for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Hils started eighth before making nearly every pass for position on the outside to take the lead and drive off with her first victory of the season. Lucas Smith, who has one win this year, is the current point leader over Paul Longboat, Jerry Burnham, Hils and Dustin Longboat.

Tickets Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu, the first ever Action Xpo on July 1, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

Action Xpo: Action Xpo at Ohsweken Speedway on July 1 is the first Action Sports Exhibition in Canada. The inaugural event features the best Pro and Amateur Action Sports Athletes including YouTube star Tanner Fox, Freestyle Motorcross, Monster Trucks, Sprint Car Racing, BMX Bikes, Video Games, Vendors, and other heart-stopping thrill shows as well as a massive fireworks display. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.actionxpo.com.

About Core-Mark International: From its humble beginnings in 1888 as Glaser Bros., a single tobacco storefront in San Francisco, Core-Mark has grown into one of the largest distributors and marketers of consumer goods in North America. While the past century has brought incredible changes to the business and the world in which we operate, Core Mark’s goal is the same today as it was over 120 years ago — to provide customers with the best possible service and to help them grow their sales and profits. For more information, visit www.core-mark.com.

About Kids Race: Kids Race is an action-packed race series covering seven tracks in two provinces held each year in support of The Canadian National Autism Foundation. Kids Race was established in 2010 as an idea to create a new platform for autism research and awareness. Shortly after speaking with and working alongside track owners, officials, drivers, crews and fans a common bond was formed. Kids Race realized that passion, dedication, family and the love of what they do was something shared by everyone involved in the races. The races only happen once a year, but the work done for autism is a year-round process. For more information, visit www.kidsrace.ca.

About Canadian National Austim Foundation: The Canadian National Autism Foundation was formed in June 2000 by parents of children with autism. The foundation is completely run and administrated by unpaid volunteers. The objectives of the Canadian National Autism Foundation are charitable. The Canadian National Autism Foundation has been formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of people with autism, providing funding for Canadian based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness. For more information visit www.cnaf.net.

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

The community is invited to submit nominations for induction to the Wall of Fame, and all nominations are given due consideration. The number of inductees in any given year shall be at the discretion of the Wall of Fame committee. The names of inductees for any given year are announced in early spring, and the official induction ceremony is 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, while Jay Mallory, Jim Swing, Abel Castelein, and the Bell family were inducted in 2016.

The 2017 Wall of Fame Night festivities are set for June 16, the anniversary of Ohsweken’s inaugural race in 1996. Nominations for the 2017 Wall of Fame class were accepted until February 28, 2017. To nominate a candidate for consideration for the 2018 Wall of Fame class, please contact media@ohswekenspeedway.com, or utilize the nomination form on the Ohsweken Speedway website.

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

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Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports Return to Action This Weekend at Selinsgrove and Port Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 15, 2017) - Trey Starks is returning to Central Pennsylvania this weekend after spending the last two weeks racing in the Northwest.

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports will compete on Friday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

"I'm really excited to get back to Central PA this weekend," he said. "It will be my debut at Selinsgrove Speedway and we ran really well during the Weikert Memorial at Port Royal the last time out so I can't wait."

While Starks hasn't raced at Selinsgrove Speedway, he has earned a pair of top fives at Port Royal Speedway in 2017. Starks scored a runner-up result during the famed Weikert Memorial on May 29 after he produced a fourth-place finish during the opening night of the event.

"Running so well during the Weikert really gives our team a ton of confidence," he said. "We put together two strong nights during the event and are looking forward to doing the same thing this Saturday."

Starks is coming off a seventh-place finish last Saturday at Skagit Speedway, where he made his season debut in his family car. He opened the night by qualifying seventh quickest before winning a heat race.

"We didn't have the best qualifying time and that set us up further back in the main event than we wanted," he said. "We'd like to be competing for wins whenever we race back home, but to take home a top 10 during our first race of the season in the family car isn't bad."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 10 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

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 - Golf Cart Services

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"I want to thank Golf Cart Services for its support of our team," Starks said. "They are a huge part of our program and I can't wait to get their logo in Victory Lane."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Textron Off Road, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Haas and Trone hitting stride in the Pigeon Hills; Charges from 14th to fourth in triple top ten weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

YORK, PA (June 15, 2017) - Cory Haas and the Trone Outdoor Motorsports team are coming off a triple top-ten weekend at Susquehanna, Williams Grove and Lincoln, including an impressive 14th to fourth run at the latter Saturday night.

Haas sits second in the Lincoln Speedway point standings, trailing only five-time and defending track champion Brian Montieth. Haas started at the back of his heat race and worked his way to fifth, one spot short of the feature handicap. The Trone #39 was hooked up in the feature as Haas used both the top and bottom of the speedway to work his way to the front of the feature.

Thursday, Haas was scored eighth at Susquehanna and he was scheduled to start fourth at Williams Grove on Friday but lost control of the car looking for a big move in turn one. He restarted at the tail and worked his way back into the top ten in impressive fashion.

With Williams Grove not running winged cars this week, Haas and the Trone Outdoor Motorsports team will only be at the Lincoln Speedway this week for BAPS Night. Haas has been knocking on the door for his first win and will be looking to grab it Saturday night.

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

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

Quick Results: 6/8 - Susquehanna – 8th 6/9 – Williams Grove – 10th 6/10 – Lincoln – 4th

Upcoming: 6/17 - Lincoln

 

 

Armstrong Enters Ohio Sprint Speedweek Second in ASCoC Points, Eager for Eight Races in Nine Days

By Fully Injected Motorsports: Contact: Anthony Corini

NEW CASTLE, IN (June 15, 2017) - After another consistent weekend in the Midwest, Caleb Armstrong heads into Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket second in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points, trailing only five-time and defending series champion Chad Kemenah.

“I’m really looking forward to Speedweek. There’s a top lane on most of the tracks, so it will be fun,” Armstrong said in anticipation of the busy week again.

Armstrong is trailing Kemenah by 180 points in his first full year following the tour. “I’ve never been to Sharon, Muskingum nor Limaland, so that will be a new experience. Hopefully we can put together some good nights this week,” the New Castle, Indiana native said.

To keep up with Armstrong and the rest of the action during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, be sure to follow @Armstrong7c, @ASCoC and @FI_Motorsports on Twitter.

Armstrong runs a family owned team and is eager to welcome new partnerships at anytime to help him remain competitive on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion tour.

Armstrong was quick to thank his current partners: Baker Crop Insurance, Neal Metal Recycling, All-Star Performance, Armstrong Farms, Specialty Fuels & Logistics, Beast Enterprise, Simpson Racing Products, Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, PAC Racing Springs, Penske Shocks, and Schoenfeld Headers. Armstrong appreciatively echoed that he would not be able to stay on the All Star tour without these great partners.

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.

Quick Results: 6/9 - Lincoln, Illinois – 14th 6/10 – Macon, Illinois – 6th 6/11 – 34 Raceway, Iowa – 13th

Upcoming: All of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket

 

 

Allegheny Sprint Tour returns to action with events at Dog Hollow and Tri-City Raceway Park during Father’s Day weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SENECA, PA (June 15, 2017) - After what turned into an uneventful weekend for the IMCA/Racesaver Allegheny Sprint Tour, losing Friday evening’s program at Thunder Mountain Speedway to Mother Nature just as the A-main was scheduled to hit the racing surface, Series regulars will now turn their attention toward a pair of programs at Dog Hollow (PA) Speedway and Tri-City (PA) Raceway Park during Father’s Day weekend.

After a failed attempt earlier in the season due to wet weather conditions, Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, Pennsylvania, will finally have the opportunity to host the 305 cubic inch, IMCA/Racesaver sprint cars on Friday evening, June 16. Joining forces with the IMCA/Racesaver Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series, a large car count is expected to be on hand at the Indiana County oval, the first of potentially three Dog Hollow Speedway appearances this season.

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, Allegheny Sprint Tour competitors will travel north and revisit Franklin, Pennsylvania’s Tri-City Raceway Park for the Father’s Day Spectacular, joining the 410 cubic inch sprint cars for an open wheel doubleheader. Courtesy of Stiller Trucking, the Allegheny Sprint Tour main event will award a $500 top prize. Ralph Engel earned high honors during the first Tri-City Raceway Park visit on Sunday, May 14th.

Despite rain washing away main event action on Friday evening at Thunder Mountain Speedway, a number of Allegheny Sprint Car teams made the trip to Eriez Speedway on Sunday, June 11. With four cars in the pit area, drivers participated in an exhibition race; Tyler Denochick was declared the winner.

Thunder Mountain Speedway make-up feature lineup (Date TBA): Row 1: Greg Dobrosky - Jonathon Jones Row 2: Tyler Denochick - Brian Wright Row 3: Will Fleming - Zach Hawk Row 4: Mike McCool - Jake Gomola Row 5: Randy Sterling

2017 Allegheny Sprint Tour Schedule/Winners:

May​ Friday, May 5th- Lernerville Speedway - RAIN Saturday, May 6th- Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway - RAIN Friday, May 12th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series) - RAIN Sunday, May 14th- Tri-City Raceway Park - Ralph Engel Friday, May 19th- Thunder Mountain Speedway - Jake Gomola Friday, May 26th- Thunder Mountain Speedway - Kyle Colwell Saturday, May 27th- Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway - Kyle Colwell

June Friday, June 2nd- Lernerville Speedway - Drew Ritchey Friday, June 9th Thunder Mountain Speedway - Rain Sunday, June 11th- Eriez Speedway - Tyler Denochick Friday, June 16th- Dog Hollow Speedway - Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series) Sunday, June 18th- Tri-City Raceway Park Friday, June 30th- Thunder Mountain Speedway

July Friday, July 7th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series) Friday, July 14th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, July 16th- Eriez Speedway Friday, July 21st- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, July 28th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Saturday, July, 29th- Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

August Friday, August 4th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, August 11th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series)​ Friday, August 18th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, August 25th- Thunder Mountain Speedway

September Friday, September 1st- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, September 8th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, September 10th- Tri-City Raceway Park Saturday, September, 16th- Lernerville Speedway

October Thursday-Saturday 12-14th- Lernerville Speedway

About Allegheny Sprint Tour: Utilizing 305 cubic inch engines, the Allegheny Sprint Tour is a touring sprint car series headquartered in Western Pennsylvania. The tour utilizes engine rules governed by the Racesaver organization. Engine requirements, as well as a complete rulebook, can be found online at www.racesaver.com. Those seeking additional rules governed by the Allegheny Sprint Tour should visit the Series online at http://allegehenysprinttour.weebly.com/.

The Allegheny Sprint Tour would like to thank all of its marketing partners: Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Stiller Trucking, Hawk Trucking, Alternative Power Sources, Showtime Designs, J&J Outdoor Power Equipment, Fully Injected Motorsports

 

 

TKS Motorsports – “Stuff” Happens!

(Bill W) June 15, 2017 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Austin McCarl put in a busy week, that had its ups and downs. From competing toe to toe with the World of Outlaws at Knoxville, to a tire issue at West Burlington with the All Stars, to getting caught up in someone else’s mess at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska Tuesday, it was interesting to say the least. The team will rebound at Knoxville this Saturday for weekly competition.

Car owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro, was pleased that the team made the feature with the Outlaws both nights in what was a tough 40-car field at Knoxville Friday and Saturday. “We were able to get some good laps in,” he says. “Austin made the show both nights. I think we were better than we showed. There are some things that Austin needs to work on, and there are things that we need to work on to put things in his wheelhouse. We keep progressing and getting better, and you can’t ask for anything more than that.”

The team finishes 17th both nights, but got there in a different fashion each night. “As always, running with the Outlaws is a good learning experience,” says Austin. “We qualified really well Friday after coming out late. We ended up running third in the heat, which was one spot out of the Dash. We were a little free in the feature. I got to racing with Daryn Pittman there, and he got me up over the cushion. That cost me a couple of spots and then it laid rubber.”

On Saturday, Austin would have to make up some ground in his heat after not qualifying as well (12th quick). “Qualifying was on me a little bit,” he says. “I should have run the bottom in three and four a little more. The car was really good in the heat though, and we had a good start (going from sixth to fourth). It took me a little too long to get going in the feature. I probably didn’t do the best job on the double-file restarts. It was really tight in the dirty air. After we got going, and the race stayed green, we were really coming on. It was just a little late, and we ended up 17th. I think both nights at Knoxville, we were better than the results showed. It was really promising for the Nationals, especially qualifying well Friday.”

At 34 Raceway Sunday with the All Stars, things started well. The team went in with confidence after a strong showing in April with the IRA that included quick time. “I’ve been able to win races there before, and we’ve had some good finishes,” says Troy. “We were good there earlier this year, and we always have been. We went out in the last session and we were third in hot laps. I wasn’t real concerned.”

A tire issue would plague Austin in qualifying, however. “We put on a new right rear and a new left rear,” says Troy. “We went out to qualify, and right away, we were really loose. We didn’t know what was going on. We measured the tires and the right rear grew and inch and a quarter, and the left rear shrunk three-quarters of an inch. That’s a drastic change. It wasn’t anyone’s fault. Stuff like that happens, but we dug a hole.”

Austin could not transfer out of the back of his heat, but came on in the B, finishing second. “We had the car ready for the rest of the night,” he says. “We had a really good racecar in the feature too. The track was around the bottom, and it took me a couple laps to figure out how to drive it. I wish it would have been 40 laps instead of 30, but it’s a sprint. It was fun and we got some really good laps.”

The team used the night as an opportunity to try some things. “The rest of the night, we used as a test session on a short dry-slick track,” says Troy. “We were able to do that. He’s the best young driver as far as communication that I’ve ever worked with. He has a real feel for the car and what he wants. We were pretty good come feature time. There were some things that happened that just come down to seat time, and more laps.”

With the WoO at Eagle on Tuesday, it was another opportunity for the young team to get some laps. “Eagle is another track that we’ve had success at,” says Troy. “It’s hard to know where to run the track these days. The track is not what it used to be. Despite that, we were able to get into the show. Austin did what he had to do in the heat.”

In the feature, Austin could not avoid the flipping car of Cap Henry. “That’s racing, things like that happen,” says Troy. “The important thing is Austin is o.k. Obviously, that was most important to us. We just got caught up in someone else’s mess. It did set us back a little bit. We’re seeing what we can salvage from this car, which I don’t think will be much. We’ll have our other car ready for Saturday at Knoxville. That’s really going to be our concentration now, because Nationals will be here before we know it.”

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LARSON MARKS RACING BRINGS MOMENTUM INTO NORTH DAKOTA TRAVELING NORTH:

Coming off of a solid third place finish at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway on Tuesday, Larson Marks Racing travels to North Dakota for two nights of racing. On Friday, the team will compete at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks and follow that up with Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo on Saturday.

NORTHERN TOUR: Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks team will be competing at River Cities Speedway this Friday. Stewart has a trio of top-10 finishes at the high-banked, 3/10-mile circuit, with his best finish being a third-place score that came in 2015.

DUEL IN THE DAKOTAS: The following night the team will travel to Red River Valley Speedway, a new track to Larson Marks Racing. Despite being new to the team, Stewart has experience at the 3/8-mile high-banked track with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. His best result at the track was a sixth-place finish.

EAGLE RECAP: Tuesday night at Eagle Raceway, Stewart had the fourth-quickest lap time and won his heat race to transfer into the Craftsman Club Dash. He started fifth in the dash and gained one position to earn the fourth starting spot in the 30-lap main event. The pilot of the LMR No. 2 raced as high as second, but a late race charge from co-owner, Kyle Larson, made the battle for the top spots extremely exciting. The top four exchanged positions several times in the closing laps and when the checkered flag flew, Larson captured the win, followed by Daryn Pittman and Stewart. (View video highlights here: https://youtu.be/rpPa5fjlcVs.)

STEWART ON EAGLE: "It's good to be back at Eagle," said Stewart. "I love this race track and glad we're back here racing. It's so much fun to race with Kyle because he gets you up on the wheel and makes you earn it. That was an awesome race, it was fun to be in. I've got to thank Kyle and Justin [Marks] for giving me this opportunity and of course my guys for giving me a great car."

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and driver/entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be returning to the site of his first NMECS win at Michigan International Speedway this weekend to compete in the NMECS race.

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

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at Red River Valley Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Tuesday, June 20 at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn.

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

STATS: RACES: 37 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 2 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 11 TOP-10 FINISHES: 25

 

 

TANNER CAPITALIZES ON DARLING’S MISFORTUNE TO WIN INAUGURAL MASS EVENT AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL
DELMAR, DE

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Tim Tanner Jr. of Doylestown, PA had Lady Luck on his side on Saturday before claiming his first feature win of the season on Saturday at Delaware International Speedway after race leader Kevin Darling came to a sudden stop with just a lap remaining of the twenty-five lap A-Main event. Tanner, who started second alongside Tommy Carberry, led early in the race, surviving two red flags before succumbing the top spot to Darling on lap five.

“The track was really rough tonight, and I had a hard time getting comfortable in the car,” Tanner admitted. “I was trying to run around the bumps, but what I found out after working through lapped traffic was that the fastest way around the track was actually going through the holes. Once I found my groove to where I was comfortable, I was actually able to gain on Kevin, but I don’t think we had anything for him”.

With Carberry and Tanner starting on the front row, a full field of twenty-four cars took the green flag with the leaders racing side by side for the lead going into turn one. Carberry would resume the lead with Tanner and third place starting Kevin Darling closely following behind until the first caution was displayed for Ryan Stillwaggon who spun off of the embankment in turn one.

Moments after the race was restarted, a red flag was displayed when chaos erupted at the rear of the field for two cars that tangled and flipped viciously in turns three and four. Bobby Scherff (56) and Bronzie Lawson IV (4B) were involved in the wreck, but thankfully they walked away uninjured. Unfortunately, their cars could not say the same as they suffered minor but race ending damage.

With Tanner grabbing the lead from Carberry once the race resumed, the 9D of Darling would work the outside groove, eventually exchanging spots with Carberry for second. On lap five, a second red flag was brought out for Bobby Sandt, who slid to a stop in turn three after a fire erupted in his cockpit, because of a broken fuel line. Safety crews quickly extinguished the fire, but Sandt and his father, who ran out on the track to aid his son, were both transported to the local hospital after suffering minor burns in the incident.

Tanner and Darling would battle for the lead after the green flag waved once again, with Darling taking over first by utilizing the high side just as he did to gain second. Darling appeared to be untouchable by mastering multiple restarts and lapped traffic while maintaining a sizable lead over Tanner who was also holding his own over the third-place car of Carberry.

“As the race progressed and after we were able to get some laps in after all of those cautions, lapped traffic wasn’t really that big of an issue because they were holding their own,” said Darling. “We planned on running the bottom, so we added gear. But the bottom ended up getting used up by the races before us so I moved to the middle and found some bite. I like running the top at DIS, but with the new track layout, it’s just too far around to make any time. I checked the bottom occasionally to make sure it wasn’t taking rubber. If it did, then that’s where I would have stayed”.

With the white flags waving on lap twenty four, race leader Kevin Darling came to a rolling stop in turns one and two after engine issues forced him to retire prematurely. Tanner and Carberry would now line up nose to tail preparing for the last lap showdown. Carberry attempted to pass Tanner around the outside, but he was unable to complete the pass. Crossing the finish line first was Tanner, followed by Carberry, Brendon Poff, Jeff Geiges, and Joe Kay completed the top five.

“The last time I ran at DIS was twenty years ago in a Big-Block Modified, and we ran well then,” Tanner said. “I was excited to come back here this weekend with MASS and run at this track that was home to URC for so many years in the past. It’s a great track and even though it’s a long haul, I would love to come back here in the future”.

Tanner, who currently sits second in the championship points just one point behind Tommy Carberry, attributes his win to his dedicated crew, family and sponsors that support him each week. Sponsoring the number 18 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprinter are PWD Lubricants, Martelli’s Metal Fab, Richboro Beer & Soda, Champion Tire, Marianne’s Diner, D&I Construction, Steve’s Collision, Scarlet Oaks Wholesale Nursery, National Water Management, Tanner Brother’s Dairy and Mike’s Mobile Truck Repair.

Next up on the Engler Machine & Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series schedule is
‘Pack the House Night’ at Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday, June 17th. For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or visit our website at www.masprintseries.com.

FEATURE (25 LAPS): TIM TANNER, Tommy Carberry, Brendon Poff, Jeff Geiges, Joe Kay, Rick Stief, Eddie Wagner, Scott Frack, Bryant Davis, Ryan Stillwaggon, Stef Carberry, Dave Graber, Zack Burd, Bobby Butler, Harris Kohen DNF: Kevin Darling, Jamie Kostic, Craig Pellegrini, Daren Bolac, Bobby Sandt, John Webster, Bobby Scherff, Bronzie Lawson IV, Matt Smith

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC HEAT #1 ($50 Cash & $50 CSI Gift Certificate): Rick Stief
FREIBERGER EXCAVATING HEAT #2 ($50 Cash): Brendon Poff
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES HEAT #3 ($50 Cash): Kevin Darling
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES NATIVE BONUSES ($50 Cash each):
Top New Jersey Native: Tommy Carberry
Top Pennsylvania Native: Tim Tanner
Top Delaware/Virginia Native: Kevin Darling
Top North/South Carolina Native: Daren Bolac
DMI Ticket Recipients: Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Brendon Poff, Jeff Geiges, Joe Kay, Eddie Wagner, Zack Burd, Jamie Kostic, Bobby Sandt, Scott Frack
$25 DMI Gift Certificate (3): Tim Tanner, Kevin Darling, Scott Frack
BITNER AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTENING FAST TIME AWARD ($25 CASH): Kevin Darling
BRUCE’S AUTO BODY HARD CHARGER AWARD ($25 CASH): Dave Graber
THAYER PERFORMANCE BURNING RUBBER HARD CHARGER BONUS: Dave Graber
KELLY FUELS 5 GALLONS FREE FUEL: Tim Tanner
VALDERSERE HARD LUCK AWARD ($100 Cash): Bronzie Lawson IV
Todd’s Performance $25 Gift Certificate: Stef Carberry & Dave Graber
Worst Pill Draw $25 Cash: Craig Pellegrini
Bruce’s Auto Body 15th Sign in: Rick Stief

 

 

Johnson, Swindell, Scelzi and Dover Garner Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 15, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Chase Johnson, Sammy Swindell, Giovanni Scelzi and Jack Dover each earned a feature victory during the last week.

Johnson captured his first career 410ci winged sprint car triumph last Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

Swindell claimed the ASCS Mid-South Region event on Friday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., to give him a trip to Victory Lane in 47 consecutive seasons.

Scelzi scored his second straight King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series win on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., to take over the lead in the championship standings.

Dover drove to a Sprint Series of Nebraska triumph on Tuesday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. He also finished fourth last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., during an ASCS Warrior Region race.

Other Team ILP racers with at least one top-five finish include:

Mandy Chick posted a runner-up result on Saturday at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Mo.

Dylan Cisney recorded a second-place finish on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., to increase his lead in the championship standings.

Johnny Herrera maneuvered to a runner-up result on Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek race.

Zach Blurton scored a second-place finish at Eagle Raceway on Tuesday during a Sprint Series of Nebraska event and a fourth-place result at Eagle Raceway last Saturday.

Kerry Madsen guided Big Game Motorsports to a third-place finish on Sunday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and a fifth-place result on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Josh Baughman produced a third-place result on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway during Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek races.

Tony Bruce Jr. earned a fourth-place result on Saturday at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Joshua Shipley advanced to place fourth on Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., with the POWRi Lucas Oil 305 New Mexico Sprints.

Marshall Skinner netted a fifth-place finish on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

Danny Lasoski led Mark Burch Motorsports to a fifth-place finish last Thursday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the IRA Series.

Ryan Smith maneuvered to fifth on Friday at Lincoln Fairgrounds in Lincoln, Ill., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Channin Tankersley scored a fifth-place result on Wednesday at Lawton Speedway during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek event.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Jack Dover - 6 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3 and Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3 and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10); Derek Hagar - 3 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1 and Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26 and Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3); Kerry Madsen - 3 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12 and June 2); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Zac Taylor - 2 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3); Austen Wheatley - 2 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20); Seth Bergman - 1 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6); Zach Blurton - 1 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Chase Johnson - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Travis Rilat - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20); Trey Starks - 1 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15) and Sammy Swindell - 1 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9)

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Baughman Posts Two Top Fives During First Half of ASCS National Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (June 15, 2017) - Josh Baughman produced a pair of top fives and a trio of top 10s during the first half of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

The action began last Friday at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas. Baughman finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race before he maneuvered from 13th to a ninth-place result in the main event.

Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, hosted Round 2 on Saturday. Baughman ended fourth in a heat race to start the main event on the outside of the sixth row. Despite the track taking rubber early in the A Main, Baughman rallied to a fifth-place result.

The team ventured to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Tuesday. Baughman picked up a position to finish fifth in a heat race, which relegated him to a B Main. He ended third in the consolation race to garner a transfer into the main event. The night closed with an 18th -place finish.

"The common theme the first three nights of the ASCS Speedweek is that we didn't do well enough in our heat race to set ourselves up to win," he said. "We battled back in main events, but we were buried too far back. We did a better job at Lawton and the main event result showed."

Baughman won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row to open Wednesday's show at Lawton Speedway. He then advanced from fifth to third place in a qualifier to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"We were in contention and that's all you can ask for," he said. "Of course we want to win the race, but we were competitive all night long and came out of there with a podium so it was a solid night."

Baughman's third-place result moved him to seventh in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings - only 71 points out of third place.

Speedweek resumes on Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., before Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., hosts a race on Friday. Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., is the site of the finale on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 9 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (13).

June 10 - Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 5 (12).

June 13 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 18 (19).

June 14 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 3 (5); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek: Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Friday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.; and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

Beard Equipment was founded in 2006 in Midland, Texas, on the belief that a need existed for a supplier of quality equipment with knowledgeable sales people and customer service. Beard Equipment originally serviced Texas exclusively, but expanded its reach in 2007 to surrounding states and nationwide in early 2011. For more information, visit http://www.BeardEquipCo.com.

"Beard Equipment has been a great supporter and has helped us to get where we're at," Baughman said. "We look forward to getting them in the Winner's Circle several times this season."

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

 

 

Sides Heading to North Dakota Tracks After Tough Week in the Midwest

Inside Line Promotions � EAGLE, Neb. (June 15, 2017) � Jason Sides is North Dakota bound for a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader this weekend.

Sides and the Outlaws will compete on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks before heading to Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo on Saturday.

He enters this weekend having earned at least one top-10 finish during eight of the last nine seasons at River Cities Speedway, where he recorded a career-best runner-up result in 2011. He is also riding a four-race top-10 streak with the World of Outlaws at Red River Valley Speedway, where he last competed in 2012.

�I always enjoy the tracks in North Dakota,� he said. �We�ve had a good amount of success at both tracks. River Cities is a place that is high banked and small. We usually go there twice a year so we have a lot of laps there. Red River is a little bigger, but we�ve only been there a handful of times in the last decade.�

Sides is hopeful the top-10 trends at the two tracks will continue this weekend after a frustrating week in the Midwest. Sides placed 20 th and 21st, respectively, last Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, before he netted a 17th -place result on Tuesday at Eagle Raceway.

�We didn�t qualify well any of the three nights during the last week and that always makes it a struggle for the rest of the night,� he said. �We need to put down a good qualifying lap each time out this weekend to set ourselves up for success.�

QUICK RESULTS �

June 9 � Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa � Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 20 (23).

June 10 � Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa � Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 7 (3); Feature: 21 (7).

June 13 � Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. � Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 17 (21).

SEASON STATS �

37 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 15 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT �

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, N.D., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS �

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT � King Racing Products

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

�King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn�t be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series without their partnership,� Sides said. �King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot.�

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Racing and BBQ come together for 'Red White Blue & Que' July 8-9 at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (June 15, 2017) - Championship barbecue will be on the schedule along with championship racing in just a few weeks at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The Inaugural "Red White Blue & Que" Presented by Lucas Oil Speedway is set for July 8-9. The Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned competition will bring some of the nation's top barbecue teams to south-central Missouri - and raise funds for a worthy cause.

The barbecue contest is in conjunction with the July 8 Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program's Veterans & Military Appreciation Night Presented by the Springfield News-Leader Media Group. Keeping with the veterans and military theme, proceeds from the Red White Blue & Que will go to The Warriors Journey, an online resource for military warriors and their families. Visit TheWarriorsJourney.org for more information on the organization based in Springfield, Mo., and the ways it offers help to military veterans and their families.

All veterans and active military, with ID, will be admitted free to the races. And fans attending the July 8 program will have the opportunity to sample barbecue from the competing teams, on the Lucas Oil Speedway midway prior to the races, for $5, and vote for their favorite to determine "People's Choice" winner.

The barbecue teams, which will set up on the Lake Lucas midway, will compete in the KCBS competition on July 9 with a prize fund of $5,000 on the line. Red White Blue & Que is a Missouri State Championship points event and a qualifying event for the American Royal World Championships and Jack Daniels Invitational, two of barbecue's majors later in the year.

Team entry spots remain available. For more information on Red White Blue & Que or to download an entry form visit RedWhiteBlueQ.com. Contest organizer Michelle Higgins can be reached at MichelleHiggins31@yahoo.com or by calling (417) 682-1568.

Red White Blue & Que also a part of the Ozarks BBQ Alliance Chase, a five-competition series with a $2,000 prize fund up for grabs for teams entering at least three events. It began earlier this year at Smoke on the Border in Gravette, Ark., and continues with the Willard Freedom Feast (June 23-24), Red White Blue & Que, Rockin' Apples in Appleton City (Aug. 25-26) and Table Rock Boats and Bones in Kimberling City, Mo. (Sept. 16-17).

Visit the Ozarks BBQ Alliance Facebook page for more information on the Chase.

Classes in action in the July 8 Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program include the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, the Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. The Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods will be the evening's featured class running for a 25-lap, $500-to-win main event.

Action at the speedway continues this Saturday night with the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale. The POWRi WAR Sprint Cars also will be on hand with gates opening at 5 p.m., hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:35.

For ticket information on all all events at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact admission director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the 2017 racing schedule, visit LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

Open-wheel action returns to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday for the Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek finale.

 

 

Brian Brown – Fourth, Fifth and Sixth with WoO/All Stars!

(Bill W) June 15, 2017 – A busy week for Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team ended with a sixth and fifth place finish at Knoxville Raceway with the World of Outlaws and a fourth place run with the All Stars at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. This weekend, the Grain Valley, Missouri driver will take on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series during their speedweek at Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri Friday. Saturday night will see a return to weekly action at Knoxville.

You have qualified so well at Knoxville this year, and Friday with the WoO, you were fifth quick in your group.

We were hoping to qualify just a little better than fifth. I didn’t turn the laps that I needed to. It wasn’t where we wanted to be, but we were still in good position.

You made up for it in the heat race.

We had to get going right away. We were able to get by Joey (Saldana) for second, and that got us in the Dash. That put us back in position again. We started third in the Dash and got to second. That gave us another shot at the track to see how we were looking.

You had to have confidence heading into the feature.

We felt we had a good opportunity to win. We did the things that we normally do when the track is like that, but we missed something. We just spun the whole way. We didn’t have the forward drive or grip that I felt we needed to contend. We were third after the first lap, and then we got racing with Shane (Stewart). Donny (Schatz) got by us, and Kerry (Madsen) got by us and we ended up sixth. That’s the way it goes sometimes.

You were 11th quick in your group on Saturday, so you had some catching up to do.

Qualifying was 100% on the driver. I didn’t do my job. We were eleventh quick, and we knew we had our work cut out. Fortunately, we went from sixth to third in our heat, and that made up six rows for us in the A.

That meant starting tenth in the feature.

We didn’t get the best start in the world. We were running eighth or ninth there. The yellows weren’t playing out well for us. The last fifteen or eighteen laps went green, and we ended up driving up to fifth. Overall, from where we started the night, it was a very solid night to get a top five like that.

You timed in very well at 34 Raceway Sunday with the All Stars.

Burlington has been feast or famine for us. We were pretty good there Sunday. We were second quick in our group and third overall. The way the All Stars format is, you have to work hard in the heat. We were able to go from third to second and that locked us in the Dash.

After running second, you started inside row two for the main event.

They reworked the track, and we tightened the car up. We thought it would blow off quickly. When they dropped the green, there was grip on the bottom and it never really blew off. So we were tight, and we were lucky to hold onto a fourth place finish there.

You also ran at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska with the Outlaws Tuesday.

Eagle is another track that we’ve been up and down at. We were pretty decent hot-lapping, but I felt like I was on the wrong part of the track for going out late in qualifying. We couldn’t make anything happen in the heat, and we had to go through the B. I felt like I had a tire going down, and we pulled off in the feature.

You’ve been strong in Moberly in your career.

I’m really looking forward to getting back to Moberly. There was a time when we were undefeated there, especially in the 360. That’s a place that’s been very good to us. We’re also excited about getting back to Knoxville Saturday.

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

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Brian’s Bits

Brian won the first time he saw Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska on April 8, 2005, besting Chad Humston, Don Droud Jr., Jason Danley and Steve King.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 stores 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 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – Maxim Racing

In October of 2014, Dan Musselman (Previously Director of Operations) and his brother Ron formed a partnership and acquired Maxim Inc. Both have been involved in sprint car racing for over 40 years and have over 30 years of business, manufacturing and customer satisfaction experience. Dan and Ron would like to thank the sprint car racing community for embracing the change in ownership. The outcome has been very humbling.

Maxim Racing conducts business in its 12,600 square foot building located in Springfield, Illinois. At present, Maxim is fourteen employees strong and builds over 400 chassis annually.

Maxim Racing prides itself on providing great customer service, helping our clients on setup advice along with focusing on the highest level of quality and safety.

Visit Maxim Racing online at www.RaceMaxims.com and on Facebook at Maxim Racing Inc.

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Penray

Brian says – “We’re using all their brake cleaning materials. Mark and all the guys there are great to work with. We’re looking for a long relationship between them and Brian Brown Racing.”

Incorporated in 1950, The Penray Companies continue to grow strong after 50 years of service in the heavy-duty and automotive chemical industry. There are two main plants for the manufacture of both liquids and aerosol products. They are in Elk Grove Village and Wheeling, Illinois. Penray is comprised of four separate business units: heavy-duty, automotive, export, and custom manufacturing. Visit Penray today at www.Penray.com!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

TONY STEWART'S ALL STAR SPRINTS COMING TO SHARON FOR OHIO SPEEDWEEK ON TUESDAY BEFORE RETURNING FOR "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" ON JULY 8

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 15, 2017 The "410" Sprint Cars will be making their first of four appearances of the 2017 season at Sharon Speedway coming this Tuesday (June 20) when Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions come to town for the 35th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. The Mini Stocks will also be in action. Warm-ups for Sprints will get underway at 6:20 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing. Reserved and advanced tickets are on sale at SharonSpeedway.com.

The All Stars will return two and a half weeks later on Saturday, July 8 for the "Lou Blaney Memorial" along with the Big-Block Modifieds. The "410" Sprint Cars final two appearances will be non-sanctioned events on August 12 then again September 8-9 for the "Apple Festival Nationals".

The 2017 Ohio Sprint Speedweek will feature eight nights of racing at eight different speedways over nine nights beginning at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night with the Sharon event being stop #5 of the popular summer tradition. Sharon's race will pay $5,000 to-win. The All Stars continue to flourish under the third year of ownership by Tony Stewart. Cometic Gasket is again presenting Ohio Speedweek, and will offer a $3,000 point fund. In addition, multiple win bonuses will also be up for grabs on behalf of Cometic Gasket. The total bonus for any one team winning two events: $500; three events: $3,500, four events: $7,500; five events: $12,500.

"Sprint Car racers and fans alike look forward to Speedweek each and every year. "It's grueling. It's long. It takes a lot of sweat, hard work and dedication, but I'm sure the racers wouldn't have it any other way," Tony Stewart said, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. "I want to thank all of the tracks and other organizations for helping us put this together, especially Cometic Gasket. The amount of support Ohio Sprint Speedweek attracts is overwhelming. I'm confident this will be around for another 35 years."

After a five-year absence, Ohio Speedweek returned to Sharon in 2010 as Tim Shaffer topped a 42-car field for the victory. In 2011, it was hometown favorite Dale Blaney winning the Sharon leg of Speedweek over a 45-car field. In 2012, in a stunning turn of events, local racer Brandon Matus came out victorious for his first career win with both the All Stars and at Sharon. Another strong field of 43 cars was on hand. The 2013 event was rained out before a car ever hit the speedway, and the 2014 event fell victim to Mother Nature before the gates ever opened. In 2015, Blaney won his second Speedweek race in three events at Sharon over another strong 42-car field. Last year, Bryan Clauson topped a huge 51-car field winning his first career All Star race before tragically losing his life in a racing accident later in the summer

"Sharon has always played an important part in Ohio Speedweek history," explained eighth year GM Dave Willoughby. "Sharon was there at the beginning, and we're happy once again to be part of this long-running tradition. The early outlook is calling for great weather. We hope that trend continues so the fans and racers come out and support this great event so we can continue to host this event for years to come. We're really excited about having Sprints on the new red clay surface."

Ohio Speedweek always draws in top talent from the Midwest, along with the strong core of All Star regulars, several Australians, the best from western Pa., usually a couple from central Pa., and always some surprises. Currently Rico Abreu has the Sharon event on his schedule before he heads back to California to race.

Chad Kemenah enters Speedweek as not only the defending Speedweek Champion, but the five-time Series defending champion and current point leader. The Alveda, Ohio driver is fresh off his third victory of the season last weekend and currently has a commanding 180-point lead over Caleb Armstrong. Kemenah also owns five career All Star victories at Sharon. The All Stars have one of its largest followings with 17 member drivers. The saying "you never know who's going to win an All Stars race" continues to be true as there's been 12 different winners in 17 events this season entering Speedweek.

Ed Lynch, Jr. is the all-time winningest Sprint Car driver at Sharon with 50 victories. Brothers Dave and Dale Blaney own 28 and 14 Sprint Car wins respectively at their home track. The top active local Sprint Car winner at Sharon is Jack Sodeman, Jr. The North Jackson, Ohio racer has 12 victories along with the 2010 track championship- the last year Sprints ran weekly.

One driver that has local ties that's expected to challenge for victory every night of Speedweek is Tim Shaffer. The "Steel City Outlaw", who calls Aliquippa, Pa. home, has been running a true 'outlaw' schedule in 2017 for the locally-based Demyan/Rudzik team. Shaffer, who has four career Sharon wins, has found success all over the country this season including most recent wins at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

The Mini Stocks will be the only support division at the event on Tuesday. They'll race for $300 to-win, $50 to-start. Past champions Steve Walker II and Bill Fuchs have been victorious in the only two Mini Stock events to date this season. The Mini Stocks will return on Thursday, July 20 for the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series invasion.

Grandstand admission tickets are $25. Reserved and advanced tickets are available online at SharonSpeedway.com. Children 13 and under are FREE. Pit passes are $35. Pits open at 3 p.m. with grandstands at 4. Parking and camping are free. Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

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

 

 

World of Outlaws visit Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24 for Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — June 15, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes their annual appearance at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, June 24 for the running of the 8th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by Karavan Trailers.

Last year, Bill Balog was victorious in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, earning his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win. The win was a popular one for the native of Alaska, who now calls Wisconsin home.

Joey Saldana is the only driver who has won the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial more than once, taking the checkered flag in the inaugural race in 2010 and repeating in 2011. In each of the last six editions of the race, a different driver has visited victory lane, including eight-time series champion Donny Schatz, along with Brad Sweet, Craig Dollansky, Kraig Kinser, Saldana and Balog.

Saldana has a total of three wins at Beaver Dam Raceway, as does 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, which is at the top of the leaderboard of all current full-time series drivers. Schatz has a pair of wins at Beaver Dam in his career.

Sweet’s win at Beaver Dam Raceway came in 2014, a night after a horrific accident in Iowa split his car in half and injured his leg. The California native is currently second in points and has picked up four wins this season, including the $25,000-to-win Jackson Nationals in Minnesota.

Shane Stewart, who is currently fifth in points has been very consistent at Beaver Dam, recording five top-10 finishes in seven starts. Veteran drivers Jason Sides and Paul McMahan have nine and eight top-10 finishes at the track, respectively.

David Gravel, who is currently third in points, has four top-10 finishes in five starts at the high-banked, third-mile. Gravel already has eight wins this season, which is second only to Schatz, who has 10 victories. Logan Schuchart has a pair of top-10 finishes at the track, while his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen, finished a career-best ninth at Beaver Dam last year. Schuchart, the grandson of Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, has three wins thus far in 2017.

Greg Wilson, the reigning rookie of the Year with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, made his second start at Beaver Dam Raceway last year. Jason Johnson and Clyde Knipp each made their debut at Beaver Dam Raceway last year. Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks, who are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, will be seeing Beaver Dam Raceway for the first time.

An all-new pre-race Tailgate Party, featuring Rob & The Rest, playing “Old Time Rock N Roll,” will start at 3 p.m. on race day in the Trackside Concession area. Grandstand gates will open at 2:30 p.m. for the tailgate party.

Tickets for the 8th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, June 24 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

At the Front: Shane Stewart looks to continues strong runs at Granite City Speedway

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — June 15, 2017 — Only one driver has led laps in both of the previous World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at Granite City Speedway in Minnesota. That same driver is also the only one to finish among the top-five in both races. In fact he has finished first and second. Who is the driver? Shane Stewart, who was victorious last season at the three-eighths-mile, after a runner-up finish in the inaugural event for the Outlaws at Granite City Speedway in 2015.

Stewart looks to extend his string of top-two finishes at Granite City Speedway on Tuesday, June 20 as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to the track for the third consecutive season in an event presented by Marthaler Chevrolet of Glenwood.

“Anytime you win at a place you go back there with really good notes,” said Stewart. “The crazy thing about what we do is that sometimes when you go back to the racetrack with the same set-up you can be just terrible. A lot of it is track conditions. We obviously made good changes to the car that night and hopefully we can do the same this year. We’re looking forward to getting back to Granite City. Anytime you win somewhere, you always look forward to going back.”

Stewart picked up his first win of the season last month at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania. He followed that up on Memorial Day evening at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana, in an instant classic, that saw him and his car owner, NASCAR star Kyle Larson trade a lead a handful of times. The wins helped propel Stewart into the top-five in the series standings. Stewart got to battle his car owner again the other night at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska, with Larson picking up the win this time and Stewart crossing the line a very close third.

“It’s no secret that Williams Grove isn’t my favorite place,” Stewart said. “I’ve struggled there the last few seasons and I’m not sure why. I think it’s just a comfort thing. To finally break through and get a victory, especially in the Morgan Cup, was huge. By winning the Morgan Cup, that kept it on the World of Outlaws side, which means a lot to all of the guys. We’ve always run well at Lawrenceburg and this year had a great race with Kyle (Larson). We’re looking forward to maybe getting to race a few races with him coming up. He always lifts everyone’s level up because he is so good. It was really cool to race him for the win. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visit to Granite City Speedway is part of a busy stretch of races that will see the series hit the track three times that week as well as three times the previous week and three times the week after. For Stewart, who is an avid about working out, this is the time of the year that the early-morning visits to the gym in the off-season really pay off.

“You can always tell the guys that are in pretty good shape,” explained the veteran driver. “When you start racing a lot, it really shows. The drivers who are in pretty good shape don’t make too many mistakes in the race car. I enjoy this time of the year. I prefer to race as much as we can, which is about every other day right now.”

Stewart, who is in his fifth season with the Larson Mark Racing team is in his first season working with crew chief Bob Curtis. The pair worked together in the early days of Larson Marks Racing, when the team was building a foundation to hit the road full-time with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“Bob (Curtis) and I are getting on the same page and working things out,” Stewart said. “It took a little bit, but it’s tough when you throw a new person into that role. Sometimes you hit it right away and gain that speed straight away and sometimes you have to work at it. We just had to work at it. I think things are heading in the right direction now.”

With temperatures beginning to rise and the calendar inching towards July, the “Month of Money” is just around the corner. Stewart has those races circles on his calendar and carries plenty of momentum into the summer. On the stats sheet, he has the third-most top-10 finishes on the series and is one of just six drivers who has multiple victories thus far in 2017.

“There are big races coming up and I would love to run well at them all,” he said. “We’ve run really well the last few years at the Knoxville Nationals and it would be really cool to finally break through there and get a big victory. To complete our year, we obviously want to win more races than we did last year and the year before. We just have to keep building on our momentum and getting in the dash. Getting in the dash is something you have to do to give yourself a chance at winning and that’s something we are really working on.”

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series presented by Marthaler Chevrolet of Glenwood at Granite City Speedway on Tuesday, June 20, can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Fans can also save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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Twin State Fan Club Night and More at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA June 14, 2017): Now that the Mid-season Championships are in the books at Mercer Raceway Park, the racers are ready to get down to business. They will kick off the second half of the 2017 season this Saturday night, June 17, with a Saturday Night Live! program. This will be Twin State Auto Racing Fan Club Night, so that means that all members in good standing will be admitted to the grandstands free of charge to see five exciting classes in action!

After sweeping his heat and the feature in the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars, young Michael Bauer did slice into the points lead of defending champion Jack Sodeman, Jr. Only eleven counters separate the two. George Hobaugh, Jr. and Davey Jones have a close contest for the third position, while Gale Ruth, Sr.--with some help from his son, Gale Jr.--are barely ahead of Rod George and A.J. Flick for the fifth spot in the standings.

Hermitage veteran Mike Lutz got a late start to the 2017 season, but he is beginning to climb up the 410 Sprint Car rankings. He is driving for a pair of owners, fellow racer Francis Sesco and former driver Brian "Cowboy" Steinman, and he had a sure top five slip from his grasp last weekend when a mechanical problem forced him off the track late in the race. Lutz and company will be looking to improve upon that performance.

Jimmy Holden snagged his fourth victory of the season in the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, and he now has a 55 point margin over Lonny Riggs. Kyle Fink, a three-time winner, is expected back, and these three fellows will be racing hard for the win. Tommy Kristyak returned last week after a hard crash that kept him sidelined for a week, and he was just as competitive as ever.

Andy Priest was another racer back in the fold, and he captured last week's Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Car main. Points leader Darin Gallagher had some misfortunes, and his advantage is down to 27 points over steady Gregg McCandless. McCandless is searching for that elusive first win of the season, and this could be his week to do it!

The top three racers in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites are separated by only seventeen counters, and any one of them could emerge victorious. Bobby Springer currently holds the top spot, with Shane Webb and Jason Johnston within striking distance. But, don't forget about former champs Mark Marcucci and Shane Pfeuffer.

The Mid-Season Championships did result in a realignment of the standings for the Mini Stocks presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking. Bill Fuchs and Tim Callahan both supplanted defending champ Tyler Fulton. But they will have plenty of competition, as almost twenty racers have turned out for each of the races so far this season. And there is quality in addition to quantity, as the competition has been fierce! This week's race should be no different.

The gates will swing open at 4 p.m., with hot laps and qualifications taking to the track at 5:45. Heat races will promptly follow.

Regular event ticket pricing will prevail, which means that adults will be admitted for $13. Seniors (60+) will pay just $11, and students (ages 9-15) $5. The children (ages 8 and under) will be admitted for free, as always. Families can get a special pass for only $28, and that will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit passes will be $30, and purchasers can check out the racers as they prepare for action on the tricky oval.

If you cannot make it to the track this week, June 24 will be another Saturday Night Live! program. Coming up on July 1 will be a Sprint Car triple header, plus fireworks! Bonnell's Rod Shop and Pizza Joe's will make that all possible to welcome in the Independence Day festivities.

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

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

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

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/15/17) – Racing moves to Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this weekend for the annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. The Artic Cat All Start Circuit of Champions will make their only stop at the 1/3rd mile for one of the must-see events of the 2017 racing season. Former NASCAR driver Rico Abreu has announced his plans to join Speedweek this season. Abreu’s visit will be the first to WRP. Fan favorite Chad Kemenah currently leads the Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point standings with three wins on the season. Lima’s very own “Mad Max” Stambaugh currently sits fifth in points hoping to make it 3 top 10 finishes on the year in front of his local crowd.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will join forces with the GLSS Sprints making it two divisions of sprint car racing Sunday at Waynesfield. The combined series’ pulled 21 cars in their previous appearance at Waynesfield. California, now Indiana, native Randy Hannagan came away with the WRP victory earlier in the season.

Pit side gates swing open at 3PM; grandstands at 5PM. Hotlaps get underway at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM.

Adult general admission is $22. Kids aged 11-15 years are $11 with all young fans under the age of 10 admitted for FREE. Pit passes are available for $35.

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

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING TEAMS POST NINE VICTORIES Repeat Winners On the Season Include Schatz, Hafertepe, Jr., Horstman & Turpen

McKENZIE, Tenn. (June 14, 2017) – The heat of summer is finally upon us, and McKenzie, Tenn., based sprint car manufacturer J&J Auto Racing has seen its teams turn the heat up in recent weeks. With nearly 80 victories already in the books when last week’s racing action kicked-off, Team J&J wasted little time in adding to those numbers. Donny Schatz, Morgan Turpen, Jared Horstman and Sam Hafertepe, Jr., repeated as race winners, while Cale Reigle, Matt Vandervere, Shawn Bloomquist and Kyle Larson put their names in the books as a winner behind the wheel of a J&J Auto Racing entry for the first time this season.

Horstman kicked off the weekend’s campaign with a victory against the NRA Sprint Invaders Series on June 9th at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Mich. The win marked the Ohio native’s fifth of the season. Turpen doubled up, winning in United Sprint Car Series (USCS) competition on both June 9th and 10th. The Tennessee school teacher posted her seventh and eighth wins of the year at Fort Payne (Ala.) Motor Speedway and Blue Ridge (Ga.) Motorsports Park, respectively. Turpen’s teammate, Terry Gray, followed her to the line in third place at Fort Payne Motor Speedway to earn a podium finish.

Schatz returned to an old stomping ground on June 10, as he won his 13th A-main of the season and his 10th against the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the legendary Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. The win marked Schatz’s 25th career feature event triumph on the half-mile oval. Hafertepe, Jr., drove to his eighth American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) feature win of 2017 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 13th to kick-off another week of racing action for J&J Auto Racing.

Chip Ganassi Racing NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Larson won his first career WoO Series event on June 13 at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway in an entry owned by fellow NASCAR driver, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Wood Racing to lead the J&J Auto Racing team into the new week. Vandervere followed suit in another 410ci winged sprint car series, as he won against the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) on June 10th at Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway.

Reigle drove to a win in the IMCA/Pass Sprint 305ci division at Clinton County Speedway on June 9th. The victory was Reigle’s second in as many attempts at the Mill Hall, Pa., facility. Bloomquist wrapped up the weekend with a win against the Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS) at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway on June 10.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for June 8 - 14, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

6/9/17 Jared Horstman Tri-City Motor Speedway/MI NRA Sprint Invaders

6/9/17 Morgan Turpen Fort Payne Motor Speedway/AL USCS

6/9/17 Cale Reigle Clinton County Speedway/PA IMCA/Pass

6/10/17 Morgan Turpen Blue Ridge Motorsports Park/GA USCS

6/10/17 Donny Schatz Knoxville Raceway/IA WoO

6/10/17 Matt Vandervere Wilmot Raceway/WI IRA

6/10/17 Shawn Bloomquist Lawton Speedway/OK OCRS

6/13/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Devil’s Bowl Speedway/TX ASCS

6/13/17 Kyle Larson Eagle Raceway/NE WoO

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

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

 

 

Vander Weerd Picks Up Hard Fought Sixth Place Finish in Santa Maria, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- One night after helping his brother Jace score a second place finish during winged action, Richard Vander Weerd would have a wild night in Santa Maria, CA that saw him work very hard a sixth place finish.

“It was a tough night in traffic,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “We had a really fast car, and bounced back from an incident and worked our way back up to a sixth place finish.”

Timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 10 entry in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials, Vander Weerd would go on to pick up a win during his heat race.

By way of his heat win and his qualifying effort, the Visalia, CA driver would line up on the pole for the feature event. When the race came to life, Vander Weerd would slip back to the second spot as the outside lane proved to be the preferred lane all through the feature event.

Slipping back to third as the leaders quickly got into traffic, Vander Weerd would close in a slower car extremely fast and it would result in him having to get on the binders which led to a spin.

Getting hit by a couple cars while stalled out, Vander Weerd would take a trip to the work area where his Vander Weerd Racing team would work fast to get the him back on track.

Able to make repairs, Vander Weerd would again showcase some great speed on this night. Working his way back forward as quickly as he could, Vander Weerd would fight back to score a sixth place finish.

“It was frustrating to fall out of contention the way we did,” Vander Weerd said. “You do your best around slower cars, but sometimes you can’t quite guess what they’re going to do in time. Thanks to my guys, and hopefully we can get this thing back up front on Saturday.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd will be in action with the USAC West Coast 360’s on Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

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

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World Series Sprintcars Looks A Whole Lot Fresha At Premier Speedway

The Premier Speedway Club, Warrnambool is proud to announce that its long-standing partnership with Fresha Fruit Juice is set to continue throughout the 2017-18 Speedway season at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

Having been long time Naming Rights Sponsors of many major Sprintcar events at Premier Speedway since 2003, Fresha in conjunction with the Management of Premier Speedway, have seen fit in continuing their involvement by becoming the Naming Rights Sponsors of the January 1, 2018 World Series Sprintcars meeting, which also features a round of the Speedweek Series for Formula 500’s.

Fresha will also continue in their role as sole suppliers of Soft Drink, Water and various other Fresha juice lines to Premier Speedway for the coming season.

“To have Brian Stevens from Fresha, extend their agreement speaks volumes for the organization that is Fresha Fruit Juice and the respect with which Fresha hold the January 1 World Series Sprintcars round as an event”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“Right from way back in 2003 when were able to approach and then subsequently negotiate with Fresha, we had the full backing of Brian and his team, sound in the knowledge that they wanted what was best for our venue and the sport of Speedway”, he added.

“The January 1 finale to the World Series Sprintcars Speedweek tournament is a fantastic night of racing as is most definitely one of the Blue-Chip nights of racing as scheduled for Sungold Stadium in the 2017-18 season”, Mills concluded.

Fresha Fruit Juices Pty Ltd, a private company, has operated since 1988. It was originally set up as a sideline business to support its soft drink operation and has grown significantly over the ensuing period.

The business is well located in a central location to the local South West market it services, however it increasingly relies on its strong distribution networks as its market has expanded geographically.

Fresha ’s core business is the sales and distribution of its own Fresha range of products, and the resale of selected soft drinks, bulk water and coffee products to: • Route trade (corner stores & kiosks). • Hospitality and Licensed Premises. • Petrol and Convenience & Supermarkets.

The business now employs sixteen staff. They are fully trained in the specific aspects of their roles. The management responsibilities for the business reside with the business owners — Brian Stevens & Shane Bartlett.

The business is primarily known for its Fresha products supported by heavy brand television and radio advertising and targeted promotion to its primary target market audience 18-25 year olds.

The business continues to experience growth, evidenced by its increasing juice sales over recent years.

 

 

Ian Madsen Runs Well With Outlaws; Moberly, MO and Knoxville, IA on the Docket This Week

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team battled with the World of Outlaws on three occasions over the last week and came away with some good runs that saw them record a couple of Top-10 finishes with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’.

‘We had a couple of good runs at Knoxville with the Outlaws and then we kind of struggled with them in the feature on Tuesday night in Nebraska,” Madsen noted.

Friday night, Madsen and company welcomed the series to Knoxville Raceway, a track the team has found success at thus far in 2017.

Friday night, Madsen kicked the busy stretch off by timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring entry in fifth fastest in the first qualifying flight. Finishing fourth in his heat race, Madsen would move directly into the feature event where he would line up in the 13th starting position.

On a slick racing surface that would end up taking rubber in places, Madsen showed the some of the best in the business how to get around the famous ½ mile. Working his way forward, Madsen would get up to the seventh spot when the race came to a close.

Back on Saturday night for the finale at the Marion County Fairgrounds, Madsen would lay down an even better lap during time trials as he would time in third fastest on this night in his qualifying flight.

Running in the second spot to David Gravel in his heat race, Madsen would put the Bobcat/Team Kline Electric/Greenland Homes machine in the all-important Dash, and his fifth place finish put him in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

Losing some positions early in the race, Madsen would make the topside work as the laps clicked down, as he was able to make up ground. Getting up to fourth, Madsen would hook up in a very entertaining battle with Brad Sweet that saw the duo exchange the final spot on the podium for a number of laps. In the end, Madsen would close the two-night event out with a fourth place finish.

Getting upside down on the first lap of the feature on Sunday night with the All Stars in Burlington, IA, Madsen and company would travel to Eagle, NE on Tuesday to reunite with the Outlaws.

Qualifying fifth fastest, Madsen would battle with his older brother, Kerry, during his heat race, and a second place finish would again put him in the Dash.

Finishing fifth for the second night in a row, Madsen would again take the green flag from the third row.

Unable to capitalize on the good starting position, Madsen would have his hands full during the 30-lap affair. Early on in the feature event, Madsen would get into a rut and upset his entry. His car would carry into the wall and it would result in some damaged suspension parts and he would have a tough go the rest of the nght.

“It was a pretty tough stretch, but my guys worked hard and we brought a fast car out each night,” Madsen said. “We had tough night on Sunday, and at Eagle Raceway we just hurt a shock and some other parts early in the feature and had our hands full most of the race.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-44, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 19, Top 10’s-31

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will take on the ASCS National Tour in Moberly, MO on Friday night before returning to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports rides up-and-down weekend

June 13, 2017 – The first doubleheader weekend of the 2017 Midwest Sprint Car Association schedule yielded decidedly mixed results for Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team Saturday, June 10 at The Plymouth Dirt Track and Sunday, June 11 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie. The team pulled into the pit area at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth on Saturday night riding the momentum of an A-main victory in the team’s most recent race on Saturday, May 27. Back behind the wheel of his 2016 Maxim for the first time since an opening night accident on May 6 sidelined the team’s primary car for two races, Pokorski lined up eighth in the first PDTR Sprint Car heat race. The West Bend racer wasted no time in gaining some valuable passing points as he bolted past Justin Miller and Chris Clayton to slide into sixth place on the opening lap. Searching for traction on the increasing dry, slick track surface, Pokorski moved into fifth place with a nifty pass of Ryan Mayr on lap 7. The 25th-year driver was closing rapidly on the fourth-place car of Josh Walter when the checkered flag fell with Pokorski finishing in fifth. After starting 12th in the extended 30-lap Brian Portschy Memorial Race, Pokorski got caught up in an eight-car incident triggered when race leader Al Schlafer spun in turn two on lap 6. Pokorski went to the pits to get the car checked over before returning to the track in the 19th position. From there, the 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion put on a driving clinic working his way steadily through the field using a variety of well-executed passes on the slick surface. Pokorski used a slide job on lap 20 to slip past PDTR Sprint Car points leader Tim Haddy and gain fourth place. With the majority of the field stuck to the high groove, Pokorski held his position along the outside line to finish fourth behind Jim Melis in third, Kurt Davis in second and race winner Brandon McMullen. It was Pokorski’s third top-five A-main finish in four events and capped a huge charge from 19th in the running order on lap 6. “The car was good on Saturday night, but I thought it could have been a little bit better,” Pokorski said. “I think everybody was fighting the race track a little bit, so nobody was perfectly happy with their car. “I thought we may have sustained some possible front-end damage that I may not have been aware of during the incident in turn one and two, and that’s why I came in and had the crew check it out,” he said. “Overall, I was happy with our result on Saturday night.” On Sunday night at Angell Park, Pokorski’s fortunes were not nearly as good. After starting eighth in the first Sprint Car heat race, Pokorski passed Ryan Mayr and John Krebsbach in turn one to assume sixth place on the opening lap. Despite slowing a bit in the closing laps of the 10-lap race, Pokorski held on to post a sixth-place finish, which earned him a 13th place starting spot in the A-main event. However, the team was forced to scratch from the main event when an engine issue was detected. Despite efforts to fix the problem, the team was unable to return to the track. “On Sunday night, the car was running fine in hot laps and for the first couple laps of the heat race,” Pokorski said. “I heard the engine tone change, the RPM dropped and the motor got lazy about halfway through the race. I thought we may have an intake gasket or head gasket problem.” The team had planned to send out the motor for repairs and prepare the backup J&J for competition this Saturday night at Plymouth. However, an interesting discovery in the shop on Monday caused those plans to change.

“We found that a piece in the fuel injection system had come apart,” Pokorski said. “It was very odd to say the least. We already had the engine out of the car when we found the problem. We fixed the issue, put the engine back in and started up the car. We will have the Maxim ready to go again for this Saturday night’s race at Plymouth. This Saturday, June 17, Pokorski Motorsports will compete with the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. The event will also feature the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series. The PDTR B Mod division is also on the card. Spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps scheduled to start at 6 p.m. The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com. Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase - Acme Armature Works Inc. Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Acme Armature Works Inc. of Sheboygan as a new sponsor for the 2017 racing season Acme Armature Works Inc. debuted last September when Chad Bahrs purchased Sheboygan Armature Works. Located at 2727 North 21st St. in Sheboygan, Acme Armature Works specializes in electrical and servo motor repair and sales for industrial and commercial customers. Bahrs, who resides in Elkhart Lake with his wife Jamie and three children, describes Acme Armature Works as a one-stop electrical apparatus service shop. "We specialize in all types of electric motors, spindles, servo motors, and electro-mechanical devices for industrial, commercial and agricultural customers," Bahrs said. "We are a factory-authorized warranty service center for a wide range of manufactures. We also offer value-added services such as an in-house machine shop, computerized precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis, predictive/preventative maintenance, welding and light fabricating." When it comes to diagnosing problems, providing proper repair analysis and delivering top-notch service for servo motors, Acme's repair team boasts over 100 years of combined experience working with a wide selection of complex motor systems. "We specialize in fast, accurate repair, rewind and re-manufacture of all brands of servo motors," Bahrs said. "During our repair process, every encoder or all feedback devices are checked for proper signals and alignment." Acme Armature Works is PDTA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) and EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) certified. In addition, Acme recently earned the Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100-2015) accreditation. Bahrs says Acme's ability to provide unique in-shop services sets it apart among its competition. "I think the fact that we do balancing, machine work and welding in our shop sets us apart," Bahrs said. "We have the ability to do blower wheel balancing, provide a wide range of machine work and weld cast iron, which you don't see in every other shop." Acme Armature Works also sells many makes and models of electric and servo motors. Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Acme Armature Works Inc. via email at info@acmearmature.com, by calling the 24-hour service line at 920-452-3389 or visiting www.acmearmature.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970. 2017 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, June 17 - Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA) Friday, June 23 – Spring Lake Speedway in Unity, Wisconsin (MSA) Saturday, June 24 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA) Saturday, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA)

2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers

Total Events - 5 MSA events - 5 IRA events - 0 A-Main Victories - 1 Top Five A-Main Finishes - 3 Top 10 A-Main Finishes - 3 Heat Race Victories - 0

 

 

Patriots return to Outlaw Speedway this Friday, Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday for Joe Whitcomb Memorial

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

(Dundee, NY) The grueling racing month of June continues for the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour as they visit Outlaw Speedway this Friday, June 16 for the second time this season. The following night, the teams will then venture south to the fastest track on the tour, the Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, June 17.

The tour visited Outlaw Speedway back in late April when Bradford, PA driver, Jared Zimbardi clinched the victory over Bobby Breen and Jordan Thomas. Zimbardi has been the driver to beat at Outlaw Speedway over the last few seasons having five wins at the 4/10-mile oval since 2015. He will be joined this Friday against a stout field of competitors that includes; Darryl Ruggles, Jordan Thomas, Jonathan Preston, Joe Trenca, Kyle Drum and Steve Collins.

On Saturday, the Patriots will take on the weekly competitors of the Selinsgrove Speedway for the 14th Annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial, which pays $2,571 to win and $271 to start honoring the memory of the late open wheel competitor who succumbed to injuries that were sustained in a sprint car racing accident back in June of 2003.

Currently, Davie Franek of Wantage, NJ is the Speedway Point leader (2050) over Jason Schultz (1950), Derek Locke (1930), Chad Layton (1735), and Nate Snyder (1690). Franek was also last year’s Joe Whitcomb memorial winner.

This weekend’s races will not be the last fans will get the chance to see the Patriot Sprint Tour at each respective facility. The tour returns to Outlaw on Friday August 4, during NASCAR weekend at the Glen, and then Friday, September 22 for the second annual Outlaw Fall Nationals. The tour also revisits Selinsgrove on Saturday, September 2 part of a Labor Day Triple Play in Central PA when the series also visits Williams Grove Speedway on September 1 and Path Valley on Sunday, September 3.

Fans are always encouraged to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com along with liking Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, as well as following @PatriotSprints on Twitter and Instagram.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collison, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

PST American Tour Standings: 1) 35- Jared Zimbardi (858) 2) 67- Steve Collins (783) 3) 98- Joe Trenca (745) 4) 47- Kyle Drum (742) 5) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles (718) 6) 79- Jordan Thomas (668) 7) 54j- David Just (667) 8) 2- Steven Hutchinson Jr (656) 9) 81- Derek Jonathan (620) 10) 17z- Josh Azzi (599) 11) 67r- Pete Richardson (585) 12) X- Dan Bennett (515)

 

 

Blurton Produces Pair of Top Fives at Eagle Raceway to Keep Momentum Rolling

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (June 14, 2017) - Zach Blurton recorded a pair of top-five finishes during the past five days, giving him a tremendous boost of confidence heading into a big weekend of racing.

"It was a hell of a week," he said. "Everything just went our way for a change."

It started last Saturday at Eagle Raceway, where Blurton rolled off fifth in his heat race.

"I got to third right away, which is where I needed to finish to make the inversion for the feature," he said. "But I didn't get the right rear out enough and got passed and finished fourth. That put us starting 15 th in the feature rather than in the top three rows."

In the A Main Blurton used past experience at the high-banked track to drive forward from the drop of the green flag.

"I used the same setup, but just changed the right front shock," he said. "In the first lap I was up to 10th running the bottom while everyone else was buzzing the top. I just kept passing cars and got to sixth when the caution came out to set up a green-white-checkered finish. While I was cruising around under yellow I checked out the middle groove because a few weeks ago I tried the middle and it worked. I had three lapped cars separating me from fifth. I went to the middle of turns one and two on the restart and got around the lapped cars and got by fifth and fourth before the checkers."

Blurton finished fourth to build momentum as he returned to Eagle Raceway on Tuesday, when the Sprint Series of Nebraska was the undercard to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the Eagle Nationals. Another good pill draw started Blurton fourth in his heat race. He finished second, putting him in the redraw to start in the top 10 of the A Main.

"I was the next-to-last person to draw and all that was left was a three and a 10," he said. "The way I've drawn lately I thought I'd get the 10, but surprised myself with the three."

As the green flag waved Blurton fell to fifth.

"I just couldn't get a good line going right away," he said. "Then I got rolling in the middle of turns one and two and the top of turns three and four and got to third in a few laps and then took second. I needed another yellow to have a shot at Jack Dover. But finishing second to him … he's like a God at Eagle … is nothing to be ashamed of."

In addition to the momentum from the great finishes over the last two races, Blurton is dropping in a new engine for this weekend at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

"They are paying $3,000 to win these races," he said. "I have a lot of confidence heading into this. I finished second there the last time we ran at Dodge City."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 10 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (15).

June 13 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

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 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 - Adam and Andrea Gullion of Lincoln, Neb.

"The weekend started with just me and my wife," Blurton said. "Adam and Andrea are racing friends and they hooked us up with one of their friends, Branden, who worked his tail off on the car. We meshed really well and he was a tremendous help. We can't thank Adam and Andrea enough for opening their home to us. Otherwise we would have had to stay in the toter and work on the car outside. Thanks to them we had a nice place to stay and an air conditioned shop to work on the car. Ally and I appreciate their hospitality more than they know. It took a tremendous amount of stress off of us."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Wheat State Roofing, King Racing Products, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Younker Brother Farms, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Park Liquor, Rob's Fun Center, Tornado Racing Engines and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Dancer Earns Two Hard Charger Awards During Doubleheader in Michigan

Inside Line Promotions - CRYSTAL, Mich. (June 14, 2017) - Shawn Dancer made his way through the field twice last weekend to bring home a pair of Hard Charger Awards during a Michigan doubleheader.

Dancer opened the two-race weekend that was co-sanctioned by the Great Lakes Super Sprints and the NRA Sprint Invaders on Friday at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn.

"We group qualified and something happened to the motor so we had to bring it in," he said. "We ended up changing the motor in between qualifying and the heat race."

Dancer started on the pole of his heat race, but a mistake dropped him to a fourth-place result. That lined him up 10th in the A Main.

"We made it up to third and I think if there was a caution we could have been competitive for the win," he said. "We had a good car and were really happy with our run."

The third-place result was Dancer's second top five of the season. It also earned the Dancer Logistics Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway, where Dancer hadn't competed in approximately three years. He timed in sixth quickest in qualifying before placing fourth in a heat race.

"We qualified late and timed in sixth, starting us third in the heat race," he said. "We had a problem on the start and finished fourth, making us miss the redraw."

That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

Although the track took rubber, Dancer maneuvered through the pack to post a sixth-place finish. The strong performance also netted a second straight Dancer Logistics Hard Charger Award.

Dancer will take that momentum into the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek, which begins this weekend with races on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio; and Sunday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 9 - Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Mich. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 3 (10).

June 10 - Crystal Motor Speedway in Crystal, Mich. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 6 (12).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio; and Sunday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, for the first three rounds of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

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

"Blake Robertson has been a partner of our team for six or seven years," Dancer said. "His products at King Racing Products are No. 1. He manufactures some of the best products available."

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

 

 

Dover Captures Sixth Win in Last 11 Races to Cap Busy Week

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (June 14, 2017) - Jack Dover wrapped up a busy week by earning his sixth victory of the season on Tuesday during the Sprint Series of Nebraska main event at Eagle Raceway.

Dover was driving for Chris Roseland in his third different race car of the week with the series, which served as the support class during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Eagle Nationals.

"Our draw was awesome," he said. "We drew the No. 3 to start the night and that put us on the pole of the second heat race."

Dover won the heat race to lock into the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 4 to start the 25-lap main event on the outside of the second row.

"We got up to third to start and to second about eight laps in," he said. "We followed the leader for a while. I moved down a lane in turns one and two. I was running in the middle where the rough spots were. It had a lot of moisture because no one had been running there."

Dover took the lead with approximately 10 laps remaining and he pulled away to win by nearly five seconds. It was his sixth win in the last 11 races and his second with Roseland this season.

The busy week began last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., where Dover drove for Chris Bowers during the ASCS Warrior Region race.

"I drove for him once two years ago," Dover said. "He rebuilt his race car and made it like my car. We went out and won the heat race to get an extra $500."

Dover's heat race win locked him into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 5 to start the main event fifth.

"I was up to second at one point, but got into it with someone and knocked the nose wing down," he said. "I think we were a second-place car if not a winner if not for that, but we held on for a top five."

Dover finished fourth.

He then hopped in his own sprint car on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints. Dover advanced from third to second place in a heat race to make the feature redraw. This time he pulled the highest number - eight - to start the feature on the outside of the fourth row.

"We got into an accident on the first corner and crushed the header," he said. "The leader went into turns one and two and got too loose and spun out. I almost had it saved, but someone else came in and hit my car. We restarted, but I wasn't making any progress so we pulled off."

Dover was credited with a 16th-place finish.

He will pilot his sprint car this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints before driving for Roseland on Sunday at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 9 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (5).

June 10 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 16 (8).

June 13 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 6 wins, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Trail Performance Coatings Inc.

Trail Performance Coatings Inc., which is based in Papillion, Neb., specializes in powder coating, ceramic coating, Teflon coating and engine coating. For more information, visit http://www.TrailPerformance.com .

"Trail Performance Coatings Inc. has supported our team since 2005," Dover said. "Josh Trail has become much more than a sponsor. He's a friend and we're happy to work with him and everyone at Trail Performance Coatings Inc."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., True Trucking, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Larson Leads DHR Suspension to First World of Outlaws Win of Season

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (June 14, 2017) - DHR Suspension garnered its first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season on Tuesday night when NASCAR start Kyle Larson guided Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing to a triumph during the famed Eagle Nationals.

Larson charged from sixth to take the lead coming to the white flag en route to the win at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

It was the latest of a handful of victories during the first half of the month of June as DHR Suspension clients have been victorious in Alabama, Iowa and Arkansas in addition to Nebraska.

The winning began on June 1 when Marshall Skinner scored a USCS Series Speedweek triumph at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., which was his second win of the week.

Wayne Johnson maneuvered to a 360ci winged sprint car victory on June 3 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Eddie Gallagher captured a 305ci winged sprint car win last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Jeff Moss earned a trip to Victory Lane in a late model on Saturday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.

To learn more about the company, message DHR Suspension at http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for nine years.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

MyRacePass Creates Pro Platinum Package for Michael Stien

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (June 14, 2017) - MyRacePass has generated a new MRP Pro Platinum driver package for sprint car competitor Michael Stien.

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

Stien, who hails from Ceylon, Minn., captured the 305ci winged sprint car championships at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and at Arlington Raceway in Arlington, Minn., last season. He also earned the Minnesota Sprint Series title and was the Minnesota State Champion.

Stien plans to race Friday nights at Jackson Motorplex, but will travel more often on Saturdays this season.

UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MYRACEPASS NETWORK -

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

WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MYRACEPASS -

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

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

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Homecoming Week for Eight-Time Outlaw Champion

INDIANAPOLIS (June 14, 2017) – Every fall, college campuses across the country host homecoming weekends and traditionally a one-sided football game during which the home team runs roughshod and everyone leaves happy. It’s rare for competitors in the world of motorsports to have any sort of “home game” advantage as they crisscross the country competing week after week.

For eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz, this week will provide the North Dakota resident a homecoming-type opportunity behind the wheel of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/ Curb J&J when the Outlaws stage their annual “Duel in the Dakotas” doubleheader starting with Friday 20th WoO-sanctioned race at River Cities Speedway and Saturday’s return to Red River Valley Speedway for the first time in five years.

And the competition within the World of Outlaws during this, the series’ 40th season, dictates that this won’t be your typical Big School U. versus Northern Valley State outcome. Schatz leads the list of talented drivers into action with the goal of racing for victories and giving the expected standing-room-only crowds a North Dakota local kid-turned-champion to root for.

The Outlaws’ annual Duel in the Dakotas made an early impression on Schatz, who grew up in Minot and every summer traveled to Fargo to catch Sprint car legends Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell and Doug Wolfgang put on a show. For as long as he could remember, he would join a ravenous fan base that packed the Red River Valley grandstands to see the sports icons in action on the big, half-mile fairgrounds dirt oval before ultimately joining them in action six weeks prior to his 16th birthday in 1993. He’s made a lot of circles both in his home state and around the United States and Australia since that first race. Today, Schatz is on pace to join the sport’s elite after 20 seasons on the road with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

That lofty status didn’t come easily. It was the result of being driven to continue to improve. When he left home and started his WoO career in 1997, the North Dakota stop was one of the most important dates circled on the schedule. Each year, the race became bigger and bigger for Schatz and, in his sixth full season as an Outlaw, he accomplished a major goal of winning an Outlaw show in his home state. The victory in July 2002 at Red River Valley was the first of now 18 WoO A-Feature triumphs he has in North Dakota.

Schatz and the TSR team of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti head into the weekend with momentum following Saturday’s victory at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, the team’s 10th of the season, and they’ll be looking to match last year’s run in North Dakota, where they won all three Outlaw races.

In addition to driving the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J, Schatz will race his family owned No. 15 Petro Stopping Center/Schatz Crossroads/Fastlane Car Wash Dirt Late Model at both River Cities and Red River Valley. In August 2015, Schatz swept both the WoO race and NLRA Late Model main events at River Cities.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: NORTH DAKOTA

• Donny Schatz made his World of Outlaws debut in July 1993 at Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, North Dakota.

• Schatz has 37 career WoO starts at Red River Valley Speedway, 18 of which were classified as preliminary features.

• He has four career WoO wins at Red River Valley: two WoO A-Features in 2002 and 2006, and two preliminary features in 2003 and 2006. Schatz also has won a pair of Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions events at the track (2011 and 2012). Both of those wins came on the reconfigured, 3/8-mille dirt oval.

• Since the Outlaws first competed at River Cities Speedway in June 2007, Schatz has been one of the drivers to beat around the high-banked, quarter-mile dirt oval. He has competed in all 19 WoO races contest on the track, which has a track record of 9.269 seconds and annually has some of the most exciting races of the entire WoO season.

• Schatz has won eight WoO A-Features at River Cities, including the previous four 40-lap A-Features, six of the last eight and has finished first or second in 11 of his last 12 starts there.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: 2017

• Through 35 of 92 scheduled races in the 2017 WoO campaign, Schatz leads the championship standings with 4,952 markers and holds a 76-point advantage over Brad Sweet.

• Schatz leads the series with 10 wins and 27 top-five finishes. His 30 top-10s are second-most behind the 31 of Gravel and Sweet. • He has earned three fast qualifier awards in 2017, including last Saturday night at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.

• Schatz has wins this season at Volusia (2), LoneStar Speedway, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (2), State Fair Speedway, 81 Speedway, Eldora Speedway and Knoxville Raceway.

For Friday’s race at River Cities, the pit gates at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.rivercitiesspeedway.com or call (218) 773-3001.

Saturday at Red River Valley, the pit gates at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit redrivervalleyspeedway.com or call (388-6637.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live audio coverage is available as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The World of Outlaws schedule takes you all across the map from the start of the season to the end. Fortunately, there are a couple of times each season that you get to race close to home. What does it mean for you to be able to come back to North Dakota and race each year?

“I feel fortunate that I get to race for a living and am proud to represent North Dakota throughout the United States. This is one of the busiest parts of the year and to be home is a really good feeling. The fans are a big part of that because they come out and support these events. River Cities Speedway is one of the top tracks in the country and the Outlaw races there has been awesome for 10 years going. And then being able to follow that up with a race in Fargo Saturday is a really big deal. If there is one place you look forward to getting back to, it’s a place you got a lot of laps at growing up. Red River Valley Speedway is my home track, even though I grew up in Minot, and I raced in Grand Forks quite a few Friday nights as well. This is kind of like the perfect weekend. You get Grand Forks and Fargo in the same weekend. That’s something you dream of as a kid and here were are in 2017, with that opportunity.”

As if competing with the World of Outlaws in your home state wasn’t enough, this weekend you’ll be doing double duty racing both the WoO Sprint car and your Dirt Late Model. What’s the biggest challenge with racing both classes the same night?

“Most of it is just timing. Things go pretty quickly when your are out on the track as much as we are running both cars. I want to be competitive in both cars. I’ve raced both cars at Grand Forks several times and if everything is going okay, it’s a good thing. If something goes wrong on either side of the fence, it’s a big challenge. My job is the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance car so that takes priority. The Late Model is more for fun and to try and put on a good show for the fans. This is the first time that we’ll be trying to do it consecutive nights, and I’m guessing I’ll be pretty worn out by the time we are done Saturday night. That’s part of it, though. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. We’ll do our best to have a good weekend in both cars and see if we can’t have a lot of fun in the process.”

 

 

Jeremy Elliot’s SprintCarUnlimited.com lends support to Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature at Calistoga Speedway on June 24

By Gary Thomas

Calistoga, CA – June 14, 2017…With excitement continuing to build for next week’s Calistoga Speedway Boys and Girls Club Dirt Classic, the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is pleased to announce that www.sprintcarunlimited.com has added an extra $2100 to the night.

The winner of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature on Saturday June 24 in Calistoga will earn an extra $500, while the second through fifth place finishers will all receive an additional $400 apiece courtesy of Jeremy Elliot’s SprintCarUnlimited.com

The added cash is on top of the already hefty $10,000-to-win main event. With the Kyle Larson Racing bonus money also being factored in, if a full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour team wins the feature, they’ll walk away with $11,000 for the night. The LRB Inc. / ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust fast time award at the event will also pay an extra $500 courtesy of Unique Breedz.

SprintCarUnlimited.com is a website devoted to the coverage of Sprint Car racing across the country 365 days a year. The site showcases results, features, breaking news, columns, photo galleries and much more.

“SprintCarUnlimited.com is a new site, and it’s an honor to be associated with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in its first year of existence,” said Jeremy Elliott, owner and content provider for the website. “California is one of the premier areas in the country for Sprint Car racing, both in the 360 and 410 divisions. I believe this will be one of the top events in California this season and moving forward, and I’m just happy to be a part of it.”

Tickets continue to be on sale for the Saturday June 24 Calistoga Speedway Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga Dirt Classic, with reserved seats $35 and general admission tickets $30. Juniors ages 6-12 will be $10 in general admission seating, while kids five and under are free. To order your seats contact (530) 663-3413. Ticket sale hours are 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.

The front gate and pit gate will both open at noon, with cars expected to hit the track around 4pm for wheel packing. Stay tuned for further updates and announcements regarding festivities during the event. To learn more about the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga visit http://www.bgcshc.org/

The Calistoga Speedway is located on the scenic Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, California at 1435 North Oak Street and has been in existence since 1937.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing and Winters Performance.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

 

 

35th ANNUAL OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK STOPS AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY MONDAY; SUPER STOCKS $1,000 TO WIN DANNY GARDNER MEMORIAL ALSO

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 35th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek will stop at NAPA Wayne County Speedway for the 4th leg of the eight races in nine nights series on Monday, June 19th for the Duffy Smith Memorial 30 lap, $5,000 to win feature. With many tracks on and off the week long series through out the years, 'Orrville's Historic Oval' has held the most Speedweek races over the previous 34 years.

Chad Kemenah is the current points leader of the ASCoC for 2017 and is also the defending Speedweek champion. Rico Abreu, who has won Sprint and Midget races all across the country including the Chili Bowl, won last seasons Duffy Smith Memorial and is scheduled to be at NAPA WCS on Monday.

The 8 race series will have a $3,000 point fund plus additional monies for drivers that win 2 or more races during the series plus more dollars for more wins.

In addition to the ASCoC Sprints, the Lowes Super Stocks will be chasing after $1,000 to win Danny Gardner Memorial that will be 27 laps in length, which was Gardner's car number. In the 70's and 80's, Danny Gardner won many Late Model features and track championship's all around the Buckeye State and then became the set up and mechanic for his son Brandon's Super Stock #27. Danny Gardner passed away last November 23.

This will be a non points race for the Lowes Super Stocks but all drivers who race will be given show points. Second and third place finishers will also receive trophies.

Gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 6 pm and qualifying after that with 1st race at 7 pm. For more information, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

FAST 410 standings tighten; FAST 305 teams head to Limaland

FREMONT, Ohio – The chase for the $10,000 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics crown has tightened up after a big double-header of FAST racing this past weekend. And, the teams battling for the championship of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro finally got a weekend of competition in as they prepare to hit the road and compete on the high banks of Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio Friday, June 16.

“Mother Nature finally cooperated with both tracks and the racing was exciting and entertaining. The points are close and the next few months will be a lot of fun to watch,” said Rich Famer, FAST President.

“We are looking forward to taking our 20 plus FAST 305 teams to Limaland Friday. They put on a hell of a show last year and created quite the buzz among the Limaland fans. I know the teams are excited to get to experience a new track,” Farmer added.

The FAST 410 sprint teams competed at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, June 9 and it was Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer scoring his second series win of 2017. FAST competitor Chris Andrews finished second followed by Ohio Sprint Car Series 2016 champion Cole Duncan and FAST drivers Tyler Gunn and DJ Foos rounding out the top five.

Saturday, June 10 would find the FAST teams at Fremont Speedway. Genoa, Ohio’s Brian Lay led all 30 laps for his first victory of the season. The win, coupled with Foos’ 11th place finish and Andrews’ third place run really tightened up the FAST point standings.

Foos, who has led the FAST points since opening night, has a slim 21 point lead over Andrews with Lay moving to within 67 markers and Gunn pulling into fourth in the standings. Duane Zablocki and Shawn Valenti, who both experienced mechanical woes Saturday, fell to fifth and sixth in the FAST standings while good runs for Stuart Brubaker (12th at Attica and 8th at Fremont) and rookie Dan McCarron (17th at Attica and 9th at Fremont) kept them in the hunt at seventh and eighth in points. Jody Keegan had a solid weekend (11th at Attica and 7th at Fremont) to hold down ninth in the FAST standings while Adam Kekich rebounded with a 10th place run at Fremont to secure the 10th spot in points.

The rest of the FAST 410 standings finds four time series champion Byron Reed, who missed Friday’s racing to attend his son’s tennis match in 11th and Lee Jacobs, who posted a pair of sixth place finishes over the weekend, in 12th. Trey Jacobs has been forced to sit out while engine work takes place and is expected to be back behind the wheel of the #3J soon.

The FAST 410 series will be off until Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1 at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

After several rain-outs, the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship presented by Engine Pro teams got a chance to take a bite out of Paul Weaver’s point lead. The car counts were fantastic with 33 FAST competitors at Attica and 27 at Fremont. Weaver, the defending series champion, continued his hot streak, taking the wins at both Attica and Fremont to remain three-for-three in FAST competition so far in 2017. Weaver has eight total victories in 2017.

However, two time FAST Champion Nate Dussel of Gibsonburg isn’t going to make it easy for Weaver. Dussel scored a second at Attica Raceway Park Friday and followed with a third place performance at Fremont Saturday and is only 39 points behind Weaver.

Fremont, Ohio’s John Ivy registered a fifth at Attica and a fourth at Fremont and is only 42 points behind Weaver. Kyle Capodice (4th at Attica, 5th at Fremont) and Alvin Roepke (11th at Attica, 2nd at Fremont) round out the top five in FAST points.

Sixth through 10th in points are: Kelsey Ivy (6th at Attica, 17th at Fremont); Cody Bova (9th at Attica, 11th at Fremont); Jason Keckler (16th at Attica, 10th at Fremont); Tyler Street (13th at Attica, 8th at Fremont); and (tie) Seth Schneider (14th at Attica, 13th at Fremont) and Jamie Miller (21st at Attica, 6th at Fremont).

The rest of the 305 FAST points are: 12. Bobby Clark; 13. rookie Chase Dunham and Kevin Mingus; 15. Dustin Rall; 16. Landon LaLonde and George Englert; 18. Brad Keckler; 19. rookie Justin Adams; 20. Ricky Peterson.

The teams of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro head to the high banked quarter-mile of Limaland Motorsports Park Friday, June 16 on Fritchie Asphalt Night. Last July Weaver took the win at Limaland ahead of Dan McCarron, Nate Dussel, Capodice and Alvin Roepke, who charged from 18th to finish fifth.

Limaland’s pit gates will open Friday at 4:30 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $6 for teens (11-15); with kids 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes are $25. More information is at www.limaland.com.

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

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels and the Pub 400


 

 

13 DAYS UNTIL 3RD ANNUAL CALIFORNIA SPEEDWEEK FIRES OFF

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (June 14, 2017) - Just 13 days remain until the 3rd Annual California Speedweek fires off with 130 Micro Sprints battling for $54,000 in prize money. The series has attracted its most varied entry list with six first time states among the talented roster of drivers. Drivers will compete June 27-July 1 racing at Dixon Speedway, Delta Speedway in Stockton, Keller Auto Raceway in Visalia, and ending at Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, CA. Super 600 and Non Wing will compete for $1000 to win each night and $2000 for the weeklong champion, while Restricted will compete for $700 to win each night and $1500 for the weeklong champion.

The states making their debut include Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas along with numerous entries from Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington. With 11 states represented, bragging rights will be a priority along with the posted purses and taking home a coveted wooden bear trophy.

The off day scheduled on Thursday June 29th may prove critical as teams regroup from the toughest dirt track competition California has to offer.

Late entries and waiting list entries will be accepted as all but the Non Wing division has reached their car count limit. Drivers my contact the series directly for more information.

The 2017 California Speedweek follows the same format as previous seasons with single car qualifying, passing points in heat races, and a redraw for the top four starters in the feature. The California Speedweek rule book is in effect which mirrors the Delta Speedway rule book.

Kyler Shaw and Fast Four Media will live stream all four nights of competition. Pre-sale passes are available now at www.FastFourMedia.com Pay Per View will be $15 per night or $50 for a week long pass.

Official California Speedweek event apparel will be for sale at the Bullet Impressions trailer all four nights as well.

Major sponsors include Elk Grove Ford, Driven Performance, Hyper Chassis, Engler Machine, Hoosier Tires, Keizer Wheels, and CSI Shocks. Additional support has been pledged by Micro Sprint Mart, Josh Fort Enterprises, Salmon Motorsports, Pace Chassis, Shifty Illusions, Security Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Romanazzi Carbon Fiber, and C&P Promotions.

Signage and contingency sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact Steven Blakesley at (916) 316-4854 or steven@norcalmedia.com

Restricted - 30 ENTRIES
121 Caeden Steele Fresno CA
2 Hailey Wood Sacramento CA
2 Caden Stoll Fresno CA
2 Brody Petrie Napa CA
4 Brandt Twitty Bakersfield CA
04j Dale Eliason, Jr Phoenix AZ
4L Lane Taylor Mckenna WA
5d Cole Danell Visalia CA
5 Mattix Salmon Fresno CA
07x Troy Morris III Bakersfield CA
9 Chase Randall Waco TX
14J Jade Avedisian Fresno CA
15B Bryson Bettencourt Tulare CA
17 Joshua Rogers Hanford CA
18 Peyton Hagen Woodinville WA
18H AJ Harbaugh Mckenzie Bridge OR
19 Brody Armtrout Penn Valley CA
19 Colby Thornhill Enumclaw WA
21 Gauge Garcia Lemoore CA
21G Garth Kasiner Five Points CA
21 Scott Milan Ft. Collins CO
28 Jake Smith Madera CA
32a Colton Huelsmann Knightsen CA
33 Dylan Bloomfield Discovery Bay CA
41 Corey Day Clovis CA
44X Jeffrey Pahule Jr Brentwood CA
49 Jarrett Rogers Hanford CA
73 Katey Syra Corcoran CA
77 Sage Bordenave French Camp CA
87 Ashlyn Rodriguez Elk Grove CA

Non Wing - 49 ENTRIES
0 Derek Kral Bladen NE
3 Chris Hinkle Lodi CA
3E Bryce Eames Santa Maria CA
3L Jimmy Leal Laton CA
3m Adam Kaeding Campbell CA
3s Stephen Smith Lavon TX
3T James Ringo Ripon CA
4s Spencer Hill Albuquerque NM
7 Mason Keefer Camp Verde AZ
7R Harley Rose San Jose CA
8 Michael Manhire Fresno CA
8H Justyne Hamblin Hanford CA
09 Brandon Shaw Ripon CA
9 Dayna Hill Lemoore CA
10c Chad Laughton Denair CA
10J Ryan Reeves Visalia CA
11 Layden Pearson OK City OK
12G Gage Robb OK City OK
14 TJ Smith Fresno CA
15 TBD TBD Fresno CA
15T Tristan Guardino Fremont CA
16 Randy Sims Ripon CA
17B Jacob Benzler Madera CA
17J Jacob Johnston Albuquerque NM
19 Heath Duinkerken Layton CA
20 Shon Deskins Waddell AZ
20AZ Jarrett Martin Phoenix AZ
20 Dalton Hill Madera CA
21 Jesse Schlotfeldt Arlington WA
28P Nathan Bordenave Ripon CA
29 Austin Stone Visalia CA
32 Caden Sarale Stockton CA
33 Tucker Worth Coalinga CA
33 Jack Kassik Hanford CA
33m Mason Daniel Visalia CA
34 KJ Snow Kingsburg CA
41 Colton Hardy Phx AZ
44x Bernie Lomax Pleasant Hill CA
44 Ben Worth Coalinga CA
47 Danny Carroll Fremont CA
51 Brody Fuson Bakersfield CA
55 Brandon Carey Ripon CA
57 Kyle Huttenhow Surprise AZ
73 Jason McDougal Broken Arrow OK
75D Dan Mognaga Valley Springs CA
75 Brendan Warmerdam Lemoore CA
77 Koen Shaw Fresno CA
87 Kelvin Lewis Ripon CA
97 Nate Johnson Hastings NE

Super 600 - 50 ENTRIES
TBD TJ Smith Fresno CA
1 Christian Osborne Boring OR
1 Travis Labat Livermore CA
2J Jenna Mynderup Hanford CA
2s McKenna Haase Des Moines IA
2 Brooklyn Holland Fresno CA
4c Carson Trigueiro Caruthers CA
4 Garrett Twitty Bakersfield CA
4 Koen Shaw Fresno CA
7 Mason Keefer Camp Verde AZ
7p Jake Andreotti Castro Valley CA
8 Devon Borden Raymond WA
9s Heath Duinkerken Laton CA
10J Ryan Reeves Visalia CA
11 Layden Pearson OK City OK
11 Jessica McManus West Sacramento CA
12 Frank Galusha Lincoln NE
12 Cody Christensen Fresno CA
12 Alex Panella Stockton CA
12G Gage Robb OK City OK
14 Jake Hagopian Fresno CA
14x Christian Ray Savannah MO
15 Michael Laughton Denair CA
15 Cody Key Fresno CA
15d Dayna Hill Lemoore CA
16 Randy Sims Ripon CA
17D Angelina Dempsey San Bruno CA
17J Jacob Johnston Albuquerque NM
18 Grant Champlin Hanford CA
21 Raio Salmon Fresno CA
21P Deven Pearson Ridgecrest CA
21k Kyle Mentch Alameda CA
21 Jesse Schlotfeldt Arlington WA
21s Brandon Sutton Wittman AZ
22jr Keith Day, Jr. Chualar CA
25 Vince Fernandes Gustine CA
29 Austin Stone Visalia CA
33 Tucker Worth Coalinga CA
33m Mason Daniel Visalia CA
39k Kaitlyn Hammer Lake Stevens WA
41 Colton Hardy Phoenix AZ
44 Ben Worth Coalinga CA
55 Brandon Carey Ripon CA
57 Austin Warmerdam Lemoore CA
73 Nikko Panella Stockton CA
73 Jason McDougal Broken Arrow OK
78 Brayden Trigueiro Caruthers CA
87P Jacob Tuttle Pittsburg CA
88A Joey Ancona Concord CA
94 Greg DeCaires Elk Grove CA

 

 

Antioch Speedway this Saturday starts busy stretch for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards Top-three in the standings separated by just 11-points

By Gary Thomas

Antioch, CA – June 14, 2017…The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is geared up to launch the busiest stretch of the season and it all gets underway this Saturday June 17 with the final appearance of the year at Antioch Speedway.

The first part of the season has seen immense parity, with five different winners in as many races. Beginning this Saturday the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will be in competition each of the next three weekends, making it a critical piece of the puzzle towards the $10,000-to-win title. Going into Antioch there is currently an ultra tight race at the front of the standings, with Paradise resident Kyle Hirst leading Roseville’s Sean Becker by just two scant points.

The 29-year-old Hirst has used solid consistency and some good old fashioned hard driving aboard the famed Roth Motorsports No. 83 to place his name at the top of the hill going into round six. Overall he’s tallied a trio of podium finishes in the first five events and will be a favorite to make it six winners in six races on Saturday. Hirst in fact made his first career start for car owner’s Dennis and Teresa Roth at the Antioch Speedway in June of 2012. That night he set a track record and won the main event.

For Becker this Saturday will also be an opportunity where he hopes to punch his first ticket into Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory lane at the helm of the Menne Motorsports No. 75 machine. The numerous-time Northern California champion has finished among the top-five in all but race thus far.

“We’ve had a good start to the year with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, but definitely want to get a win under our belts,” Becker said. “With the way the format works and the level of competition we see with this series you have to be on your game every time you hit the track. A couple of the races we were able to dig ourselves out of a hole and that’s exactly what you have to do when racing for a championship. Hopefully we can get the monkey off our backs and bring home a victory in Antioch.”

Already a winner this season Roseville’s Willie Croft will also be looking to close in on the point lead, as he sits just 11-markers back in third. The veteran wheel-man scored victory on April 29 in Petaluma and is a past King of the West Series winner at the Antioch Speedway. During the opener on April 1 he set fast time and ran fourth in the feature behind the wheel of his Holy Smokes BBQ No. 29 mount.

After claiming the most recent Sprint Car Challenge Tour event held in Stockton on May 27, Central Valley driver Mitchell Faccinto will be hoping to go back-to-back on Saturday in Antioch. The Hanford native rounds out the top-five in points and brought home a fifth place result at the previous Antioch Speedway appearance on April 1.

More drivers ready to do battle at the Antioch Speedway on Saturday will include Princeton’s Mason Moore, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal and Tony Gualda, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, Altoona, Iowa’s Carson McCarl, Placerville’s Andy Gregg, Brentwood’s Colton Slack, Sebastopol’s Bradley Terrell, Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar, Sacramento’s Herman Klein, Citrus Height’s Kalib Henry, Oakdale’s Shawn Conde, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Tracy’s Kyle Offill, Fairfield’s Zach Lynskey, Grass Valley’s Robert Stice, Antioch’s Shawn Arriaga, Anderson’s Chelsea Blevins and others.

The main event as always will pay $2,500-to-win and $400-to-start. Owners that haven’t missed a race thus far will also be eligible for the $500 Kyle Larson Racing Bonus Money that is up for grabs to the A-main winner.

The front gate at Antioch Speedway this Saturday June 17 opens at 5pm, with all seating general admission during the night. Qualifying will begin around 6pm and racing will follow. Adult tickets cost $20; while kids 6-12, seniors 65+ and active military will be $15 and children five and under are free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids will be available for $50. The pit gate opens at 2pm for competitors.

The Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at the corner of 10th and L Streets in Antioch, California. Take SR-4 West (Highway 4) to exit 27 and turn right onto L Street. The physical address is 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509. The track is located just a little over an hour from the capital city of Sacramento. More info can be found at www.antiochspeedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing and Winters Performance.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

Upcoming events for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards

Saturday June 17: Antioch Speedway Saturday June 24: Calistoga Speedway (Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga Dirt Classic) Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic) Monday July 3: Petaluma Speedway

 

 

Speedway Showcase Set to Debut Sunday with Weedsport Season Preview

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (June 14, 2017)- This Sunday, June 18, an exciting season of racing from the Weedsport Speedway will begin; but this Sunday will also mark the debut of Speedway Showcase, which looks back at exciting racing from the 2016 season at Weedsport.

Speedway Showcase will officially premiere this Sunday morning at 11:00 A.M. on Spectrum Sports Channel (formerly Time Warner Cable Sports Channel) across Upstate New York. Due to rain washing out the first three events of 2017 at the Weedsport Speedway, the decision was made to look back at the great action at the D-shaped oval in 2016.

Included in the 60-minute recap are all three Big Block Modified events from last summer, three Sportsman Series races, the lone visit by the Empire Super Sprints, plus the World of Outlaws Sprint race. To help transition to 2017, host Rich Vleck sat down with Max McLaughlin, Chuck Hebing, Ronnie Davis III and Jimmy Phelps to get you ready for the summer ahead!

In addition to the 2016 Year in Review and Interviews, the Speedway Showcase crew prepared a pair of sportsman segments from the pits from back in May to highlight their anticipation for the year, plus allowed a little insight in to their racing history in our “Kid Question”.

Speedway Showcase will air regularly at 11:00 A.M. each Sunday Morning, with more airtimes available throughout the week. Starting in July, Speedway Showcase will feature racing action in the 60-minute format, first from Ransomville on July 2nd, then from Weedsport three times this summer. Speedway Showcase in produced by Hot Wings Media and Weedsport Productions. For more information, visit www.SpeedwayShowcase.com.

Scheduled Airtimes for Weedsport’s Speedway Showcase (Time Slots Subject to Change):

Buffalo Market (Channels 25, 323)

Rochester Market (Channels 26, 323)

Syracuse Market (Channels 19, 323)

Albany Market (Channels 50, 323)

Friday, June 16- 2:00 P.M.*(Listed, not confirmed)

Sunday, June 18- 11:00 A.M.

Monday, June 19- 8:00 A.M.*(Rochester and Buffalo Only)

Thursday, June 22- 10:30 A.M. (9:00 in Buffalo)

Sunday, June 25- 11:00 A.M.

Monday, June 26- 8:00 A.M.* (Buffalo Only)

Friday, June 30- 11:00 A.M.

 

 

The Stars Shine at the 5th Annual David Tarter Memorial

Chico, CA (June 14, 2017) …. The driver roster for this Friday nights 5th Annual David Tarter Memorial continues to expand with an abundance of talent. Fresno’s Gio Scelzi, driving for Roth Motorsports, and winner of four sprint car main events during this last month, has confirmed he will be one of the 20 plus drivers going for the $3500 winner’s check. His Roth Motorsports teammate and a three-time King of the West/NARC champion Kyle Hirst will also be in attendance. Hirst, the defending and two-time winner of the Tarter, will be one of the many favorites. Sean Becker is set to return and get back to his home track. Becker was the inaugural winner in 2013 of the Tarter and fresh off his 101-career sprint car win last Saturday night. Sacramento’s Justyn Cox and Willie Croft are two more drivers making the special trip to Chico in honor of David Tarter. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Hanford’s DJ Netto and Penngrove’s Michael Kofoid are two more stars ready to shine this Friday night.
The pit gate will open at 4 PM while the front grandstands will open at 6 PM. Racing is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM. The adult general admission ticket will cost $14.00; however, all DAD’s will be admitted for just $9.00 on this night only. Seniors and juniors are $12.00 with children just $6.00. Kids five and under are FREE. Joining us on this night are O’Reilly Auto Parts and Oil Recycling Rocks to give away free things to the fans.
To avoid standing in long lines the Speedway now has an on-line purchase tickets option located at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.
The real question on everyone’s mind is the health of Andy Forsberg’s motor program. The current point leader had a scary situation last Friday when his primary motor blew up into a ball of flames. The team is now down to its final motor, a motor, that already has four nights on it. With a small lead of just nine points over Michael Ing, will the No. 92 have the magic touch to make it all season long at Chico. Ing is the fresh young lion. Still in search of his first win, Ing is ready to pounce on any mistake that Forsberg makes. Chase Majdic sits in the third spot and continues to improve each weekend. The sentimental favorite this Friday night is Chico’s Brad Bumgarner. He and Tarter were best friends and Bumgarner to this day still gets emotional when reminiscing about his old buddy Tarter. Sacramento’s Kalib Henry is coming off a good finish last Friday night and could be the surprise winner if things go his way.
Chico’s Wyatt Brown leads the Economy Winged Sprints into this Friday night with a decent eight-point edge over Paradise’s Mike Ficklin. Last year Ficklin won the event and will look to repeat this Friday night.
Terry Schank Jr. has won three of the five wingless sprint car main events this season. With the success, Shank holds an eleven-point edge over Tony Richards. Richards is still seeking his first win at Chico in 2017. Casey McClain won his first career main event a few weeks ago and sits third in the standings. McClain is just 15-points behind Schank.
Midget Lites will make a return visit to Chico and are hopeful to bring a decent number of cars.

 

 

Shane Golobic Crowned Indiana Midget Week Champ with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: One of the busiest weeks of the year in Indiana came and went as an extremely competitive Indiana Midget Week wrapped up with a successful showing by drivers and teams choosing KSE Racing Products.

During the six-race swing, KSE Racing products helped land drivers in victory lane, and also helped Shane Golobic capture his first ever Indiana Midget Week crown as he was solid aboard a Clauson/Marshal/Wood Racing machine.

Tyler Courtney would run second in the overall standings to his teammate on the strength of wins at Montpellier, and Bloomington, a CMR podium sweep, as Rico Abreu won a thriller at Lawrenceburg leading a KKM podium sweep, before Spencer Bayston won the final night at Kokomo Speedway.

The World of Outlaws invaded the Knoxville Raceway Friday and Saturday night, and it was a familiar face in victory lane on Saturday night as Donny Schatz dominated the 25-lap affair, one night after Brad Sweet took top honors.

Morgan Turpen continues to have a dominant season in the Mid-South as she used her KSE Racing Products to score two more USCS wins over the weekend, as Gio Scelzi picked up his third KWS feature event win, DJ Netto scored in Hanford, CA, and Freddie Rahmer again thrilled the crowd at Williams Grove Speedway.

Danny Dietrich was back in victory lane again at Lincoln Speedway his KSE Racing Products, as Chad Kemenah took All Star honors at 34 Raceway, Kevin Thomas Jr scored a non wing win at Lawrenceburg, and Carson Macedo used KSE Racing Products to score his first ever ASCoC win at Lincoln Speedway in IL.

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

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

 

 

Jace Vander Weerd Second at Keller Auto Speedway with King of Kings 360’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Turning in an impressive performance on Friday night in Hanford, CA, Jace Vander Weerd with go toe-to-toe with some of the regions top winged sprint car drivers as he recorded a second place finish in Hanford, CA.

“Friday night we were good every time we hit the track,” Vander Weerd said. “We timed in well, and raced well and ended up with a good finish.”

Timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials, Vander Weerd would fourth in his heat race.

Moving into the six-lap Dash, Vander Weerd would line up in the second row and jump into the third spot, as the field shuffled through turns one and two. Finishing third, Vander Weerd would line up there for the 30-lap feature event.

With the first 11-laps being slowed by a trio of cautions, Vander Weerd would hold down the second position as he chased after DJ Netto and Mitchell Faccinto early in the race.

Falling back to fourth as he battled with Gio Scelzi, Vander Weerd would sneak his way back up into third as the race got into an extended green-flag run. The race’s final caution of the night would come on the 28th lap and it would be for second running Scelzi, and it would put Vander Weerd on the leader’s bumper for one final restart.

Unable to make a bid for the win, Vander Weerd would close his night out with a second place finish.

Saturday night, Vander Weerd and company would shed the wings and travel to Santa Maria, CA with the USAC West Coast 360’s.

Timing in 10th fastest in time trials, the Visalia, CA driver would line up on the front row of his heat race. Finishing in the second position, Vander Weerd would line up in the second row for the feature event hoping to land on the podium both nights in the same weekend.

Settling into the fourth spot as the race came to life, Vander Weerd would run in the lead pack, as traffic would become an issue.

Carefully navigating through traffic, things would quickly come to an end for Vander Weerd as a spinning car would collect him and abruptly end his night halfway into the feature event.

“I think it was going to be another good night for us on Saturday, but sometimes it is hard to avoid a spinning car,” Vander Weerd noted.

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Jace Vander Weerd will be back in Hanford, CA on Friday night as the USAC West Coast 360’s will hit the Keller Auto Speedway.

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

 

 

Bellm seeks "hometown track" breakthrough as ASCS Sprints return to Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (June 14, 2017) - Coming to Lucas Oil Speedway always is a treat for Kyle Bellm just because it's a little more than an hour's drive for his hometown of Nixa, Mo. Lots of friends and family show up to cheer him on.

"It's always fun to race in front of what for us is a hometown crowd," Bellm said. 'Wheatland is what we consider our hometown track because it's the closest track we race that has Sprint Cars every year."

But recent results there haven't been all that pleasant for the 26-year-old. Bellm might even feel he's due a little good fortune when he returns to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday for the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint National Tour's Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale.

A little more than a month ago, during an ASCS Warrior Region event at Lucas, Bellm went upside down early in the feature race. A promising night, following a last-to-first heat-race win, quickly was ruined.

"We've had some really good runs in the past at Wheatland," Bellm said. "That last one, we were really fast. We started last in the heat and won it, then redrew the eight unfortunately (feature start invert), then tried a little too hard and made a mistake.

"We had a rocket ship for a race car. It we can take our notes from what we learned from that race and cut out some driver error, we've got a really good shot this time."

Bellm returns to the Ozarks with some momentum. He won Night Two of seven-race Sizzlin' Speedweek Series on Saturday at Route 66 Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, earning $4,000. That snapped a two-year victory drought on the national tour and was a definite shot in the arm.

Action continued Tuesday night at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas., where Bellm was 16th. Other stops before Lucas Oil Speedway are Wednesday at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway; Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. and Friday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.

With two top-five finishes in eight starts prior to Wednesday, Bellm ranks 11th in ASCS National Tour points.

"It means a lot," Bellm said of the Saturday win. "It's especially good on a Speedweek like this where you're running seven races. If you have a bad night, it's hard to bounce back. Hopefully we can ride that momentum out for the rest of the week."

Consistency is the biggest thing Bellm said has been lacking.

"When we've run good, we've really run good; when we've had an off night, it's really been off," Bellm said. "We haven't had much in between."

Bellm said that Speedweek can be a grind, both mentally and physically with not only the race schedule but long hauls in between.

"But if you're running good, you can't wait to get to the next one," he said. "If you have a bad night, the best thing you can do is forget about it and move on to the next one. You can get down on yourself pretty easy. You have to start every night like it's a new one."

It's not lost on Bellm what a victory at Lucas Oil Speedway would mean to his team, whose primary sponsor is Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS). He's been close there before, with a runner-up a couple of years ago - but never celebrated in front of friends and family in victory lane.

He figures this would be a perfect time to cast aside the recent struggles.

"I've gotten close," he said. "But recently we've been on a little spell there. We didn't have a very good Hockett Memorial last year, then got tangled up earlier this year. So yeah, we're looking forward to some redemption."

Also on hand will be the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series, featuring the top non-wing Sprint Car drivers in the region.

Father's Day Recliner Giveaway: On the eve of Father's Day, one lucky dad will win a "Layflat Electric Recliner" courtesy of Scott Furniture in Osecola. Registration will take place at the Protect the Harvest display on the midway with a drawing for the winner held during intermission.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at and racing at 7:35.

(Ticket prices) Adults (16 and up) $25 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22 Youth (ages 6-15) $10 Kids (5-and-under) Free Family Pass $50 Pit Pass $40

For ticket information on all all events at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact admission director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the 2017 racing schedule, visit LucasOilSpeedway.com.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Top 5 Trio Weekend!

6/14/2017

A grinding three day weekend started off Thursday at Angell Park Speedway for Scotty and the STM #64 team. This was the makeup event from the previous AllStar/IRA Co Sanction event. After starting off strong in qualifying, Scotty would dominate in the main event until the last six laps changed everything. Friday night, the team travelled to Oshkosh Speedzone where they would struggle early but make a strong comeback in the heat and main event. The final night resided at Wilmot Raceway where another strong qualifying run helped set up for a very good A-main result.

Thursday night presented the IRA at Angell Park Speedway for a $5,000 to win special. Scotty would go out sixth in the qualifying order and would put down a 12.181 lap time which was second quick overall for the night out of the 30 cars in attendance. He would battle with Tony Stewart in the heat race until losing power steering but would hold on to finish third and transfer him into the night’s 30 lap main event. During the redraw, Scotty picked the outside front row starting spot pill and would line up next to Tony yet again. The green flap dropped for the field and they charged into turn one. Scotty fell back to third early on as he would work the high side of the track. He quickly began to rebound and charge forward on lap four. He picked up one position and would track down the leader of Stewart. Using lap traffic to his advantage, Scotty rocketed around Stewart on lap number 10 and never looked back. He pulled a commanding lead after as he navigated through lap traffic very well. With a full straight-a-way lead, there was only six laps to go. A red flag came out before completing lap 25 and would reset the field. After going back to green flag action, Scotty drove in the middle of the track to take the line away from the second place car of Balog. They drove side by side down the back stretch but Thiel prevailed going into turn three. He would go on to work the top side of the track but Balog slid by and Scotty tried all he could do to capitalize but wasn’t able to keep any traction. He slid back to third position as the white flag came out. Thiel would go on to finish third as he crossed the line and completed the 30 lap main event. “We got beat, that’s all I can say. I knew we were golden early on but that restart wasn’t what I needed. The tires cooled down and sealed over and I was out to lunch on the restart. The 17 drove a good race and got me on the slide job battle. Third is good but disappointing after leading that long. We’ll try to make up for it tomorrow night.” Stated a very disappointed, Thiel.

Friday night brought the team to Oshkosh Speedzone in Oshkosh, WI. Dry track conditions made for a difficult qualifying attempt. Scotty tried something different with his line and it didn’t work out well. After a 15.714 lap time, it was 20th quick out of the 27 cars signed into the night. Determined to capitalize in the heat, Scotty went to work to help make the proper changes to move forward in the heat. He would start seventh in the heat race event. The green flag dropped and Scotty charged the bottom on turn one. He came out of turn two in the fourth position and continued his battle forward. He slowly picked off a car over the next couple of laps and would find himself running second with just three laps to go. He was unable to get the leader at the end but finishing second would surely help the starting lineup for the 30 lap main event. The A-main is lined up first by the three heat race winners and the next fastest seven cars in time trials. That completes the top ten in the lineup which is then followed by the heat race finish cars. So, Scotty finished second and was the first eligible car to start behind the first ten cars in the main. Therefore, he would start 11th in the main event. The green flag dropped and the main event was under way. Scotty worked the low side of the track early on and picked up a few positions but would then charge around the top of the track and begin his way forward. He charged his way up into the top five as the race would stay green all 30 laps and he would cross the finish line in the fourth position picking up seven spots overall in the main. “It was a pretty good night for us after doing horrible in qualifying. I knew we had to make up some ground in the heat in order to start decent in the main. We needed the yellow from last night, tonight, to get the field bunched back up and maybe have a better shot at a top three but it was still a respectable night for us.” Mentioned Scotty after the night.

The final night of the weekend brought the team to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI. Scotty qualified with a 13.287 which was third quick out of 28 cars signed into the night. Scotty would go on to start fourth in the heat race and finish fourth as the track was a difficult one to tackle being a little rough in spots. Scotty would make the redraw and pick the sixth starting position pill. The field took the green and was underway for the 30 lap main event. Scotty tried to make the top work in turn one but the cushion was a traitorous one as it continued to build up bigger and bigger. He held on to the sixth position but would quickly pick up a couple spots early on in the race. A caution came out on lap 12 which would regroup the field. On the restart, Thiel was able to capitalize and take over the third position. Several more cautions came out over the course of the next six laps but the field would finally stay green for the final 12 laps of the race. Scotty would get close to the second place car but was unable to get enough drive to complete the pass. He had one last chance at the end but came up short and finished the 30 lap event in the third position. “Oh man, I don’t know what to say here. The track was tricky all race long. I thought we had something work on the bottom in four but I lost some ground and couldn’t make it all back up. My guys gave me a really good car but I made some mistakes that costed us some potential ground. Overall it still was a solid weekend for us going 3rd, 4th and 3rd tonight but I feel we had a couple of wins that didn’t come through. We’ll focus for next weekend.” Scotty said after the race.

The team will regroup and prepare for a double header this weekend starting off Saturday night at the Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, WI. They will then follow that up on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI. Last year, Thiel would double up Wins on this weekend.

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Well Known Track: Donny Schatz returns to Red River Valley Speedway this weekend

WEST FARGO, N.D. — June 14, 2017 — Every racetrack in his home state of North Dakota is special to Donny Schatz for one reason or another. Though, Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo may be on top of the list. Growing up, he was a fan in the stands when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series would come to town. As he cut his teeth in the sprint car world, he spent many nights at the track competing. He even was involved on the promotional side, as his family ran operations at Red River Valley Speedway for a few years.

Schatz will get his first crack at Red River Valley Speedway since 2012 this week, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to the historic track on Saturday, June 17 for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas.

“If there is one place you look forward to getting back to, it’s a place you got a lot of laps at growing up,” said Schatz. “That was really my home track, even though I grew up in Minot. I spent a lot of Friday night’s racing there. We have only been there once with the new configuration, with the World of Outlaws, so I am looking forward to getting there and trying to get that elusive win in front of the home town crowd.”

While the Schatz family was in charge of Red River Valley Speedway they shortened the track from a sprawling half-mile to a three-eighths-mile. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series have competed once on that configuration, which was the series last visit in 2012. Schatz, who has four wins with the Outlaws at Red River Valley Speedway, finished third in that event. He actually was victorious with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on the re-configured surface in 2011, as well as finishing second with the series earlier that season at the track.

“The big tracks across the country seem to be dwindling for weekly racing and it was something we as a family felt like it was necessary to make it smaller,” explained Schatz. “We went through that expense. The people that are running it now are doing an awesome job. I’ve watched a lot of races online and they are doing a fantastic job with the race track and the racing has been pretty stellar.”

Prior to racing at Red River Valley Speedway this weekend, Schatz will get to compete at another track that is well known to him, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. He has won eight times at the high-banked bullring, including four straight and six of the last seven races contested by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the track.

“They have made Grand Forks a little bigger over the years and have made it wider and a lot of fun,” Schatz noted. “We’ve had a lot of success there. That’s another place I spent a lot of Friday night’s racing at, when I was growing up. It’s kind of like the perfect weekend. You get Grand Forks and Fargo in the same weekend. That’s something you dream of as a kid and here were are in 2017, with that opportunity.”

The Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) will compete both nights with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway and Red River Valley Speedway and Schatz will do double duty both nights in his Tony Stewart Racing owned sprint car and his self-owned late model. Schatz won on the same night in both cars in August of 2013 at the track and also picked up an NLRA win at River Cities in August of 2014.

“I’ve done it at Grand Forks several times and if everything is going okay, it’s a good thing,” he shared. “If something goes wrong on either side of the fence, it’s a big challenge. To do it two nights in a row, I can tell you that on Sunday, I’ll be pretty worn out. That’s part of it, though. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. We’ll do our best to have a good weekend in both cars and see if we can’t have a lot of fun in the process.”

With the schedule picking up and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competing nine times in a 19-day stretch to wrap up the month of June and open July, Schatz is looking forward to being at the track night after night. Entering the pair of races in his home state this weekend, Schatz leads the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings as he chases his ninth championship. He tops the leaderboard with 10 wins as well as 27 top-five finishes.

“We are getting to more race tracks and doing a lot more racing, which is great,” said Schatz. “For me, this time of the year, we are at a lot of tracks that are closer to home and places that I’ve been around quite a few times. It’s a little bit more humbling for me to be around this area. We’re definitely ready to get the summer started and, yeah, we enjoy it. Hopefully we can have a great summer like we have in the past.”

Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas, featuring World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and NLRA at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, June 17 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Fans can also save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

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Carrying Momentum: Logan Schuchart looks continue strong runs at River Cities Speedway

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — June 14, 2017 — Only two drivers finished among the top-five in both World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., last year. The first? Donny Schatz, the winningest driver with the series at the track and a perennial favorite at River Cities. The other? Logan Schuchart, who finished third, after leading the first 20 laps of the main event in June. The 24-year-old returned to River Cities in August and followed that up with a fourth-place showing.

Schuchart and his fellow World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors return to the always thrilling high-banked bullring this week for the 1st Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour on Friday, June 16.

“We had some good runs and were really fast there last year,” said Schuchart. “I really like the track, though, I don’t know if I would say we have it figured out. It’s hard to be that consistent with the World of Outlaws, because everyone is so good. It’s a track that everyone goes to every year, so everyone has good notes for it. Hopefully we can finish as good as we did last year, if not better. We led a lot of laps there last year, so I would like to get a win there.”

The native of Hanover, Pa., made his debut at River Cities Speedway in 2014, which was his rookie season on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit and instantly took a liking to the venue. The series has been visiting the River Cities Speedway since 2007, which has become a favorite of drivers, crews and of course, fans.

“It’s one of the most fun race tracks we go to,” he noted. “I think most of the drivers in the pit area would tell you that. It’s great for the fans and great for the drivers. We look forward to going there.”

Schuchart earned his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win last July at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin. He has added four more wins since to bring his tally to five Outlaws victories. Schuchart scored a very popular win last fall in his home state of Pennsylvania at Port Royal Speedway. This season, he has been victorious at Kings Speedway in California, the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio and the Dirt Track at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend.

“Wins out here are never easy,” explained Schuchart. “These guys are tough. Once you get a win, it puts some confidence behind you and makes you race even harder. You feel like you have a race car that is capable of winning that helps with both confidence and how you drive the car. We have a good team and we have fast race cars. Just putting it all together is the main thing.”

One of the biggest challenges that Schuchart and his Shark Racing team, which is owned by his grandfather, Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, have faced this season is finishing races. While they have been fast, seeing the checkered flag has proved elusive on a number of occasions. Schuchart currently is ninth in the series standings with 13 top-10 finishes, of which seven are top-five performances.

“We haven’t been as consistent as we’d like,” shared the young driver. “We have to be a little more consistent and make the right calls and I think we can be up front. We have been falling out of too many races if we are looking at points. We have won three races, so we are fast, but we have fallen out of probably six, seven or eight races.

“To run well with the World of Outlaws, be consistent and be up there in points, you can’t fall out of races. It’s definitely something we need to work on. With money and getting new stuff is how you eliminate some of that. The guys do a great job doing maintenance on the cars during the day and keeping the cars from falling apart. We have old parts sometimes and you can’t help that stuff from breaking. You just have to keep re-filling your parts with newer things so it doesn’t break next time.”

With the heart of the schedule in full effect and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series beginning a stretch that will see them race at least three times a week just about every week for the next two months, Schuchart his team are looking for that right balance as the temperatures warm up and tracks slick off.

“We have to make our car go good on the slick race tracks,” stated Schuchart. “We’ve been decent at that in the past and we have to work on that for the summer months when the tracks are slick. We need to qualify well and then de-tune the engine so they fit the race track when it gets slick.”

To be in contention at River Cities Speedway or any track for that matter, Schuchart is quick to point out the important of time trials to open each race night. A byproduct of timing in well is starting closer to the front of a heat race and having a better chance at getting into the dash, which he has done a handful of times, including in two of the three races he has won this season.

“You have to qualify good,” Schuchart said. “If you do that, you’ll be starting up front. It makes your night a whole lot easier if you can be up front. If we qualify well and put ourselves in a good position in the heat races, we should be good to go.”

Tickets for both legs of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 16 and Friday, August 18 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023. Tickets can also be purchased at the River Cities Speedway track office, area ticket outlets and at the track on race day.

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Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash @ Butler Up Next for SOD

ERIE, MI (June 13, 2017) – The 2017 Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash four-race series will roll out this Saturday. Butler Motor Speedway’s WW III presented by Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing and Heating will pay $2,100 to win.

In the past, SOD races at Butler, when held on Michigan International Speedway special events weekends have been known to attract both famous and not-so-famous spectators from MIS. This year, all three Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash races at Butler are scheduled on MIS weekends.

Last year’s two SOD races were exciting to say the least. In the first race, 2016 SOD champion Brian Smith passed former Butler champion Doug Zimmerman in the last corner of the last lap for the win. Not about to let it happen again, Zimmerman thrilled the crowd as he charged to the win in the second show.

SOD races at Butler traditionally bring regulars from both SOD and Butler face to face for bragging rights. Butler point leader Doug Zimmerman will be defending his home turf, driving for Tom Dale. Boston Mead, currently 5th in Butler points, has also run a couple SOD races and is the son of 1987 and 1988 SOD champion Mark Mead. His car owner is reining Butler champion Shelby Bilton who is currently 2nd in 2017 Butler points.

2001 SOD champion Steve Irwin leads SOD points going into the weekend with top SOD series rookie contender Thomas Schinderle in 2nd; Dain Naida, 1999 SOD champion, is in 3rd.

Also chasing the first Driven Racing Oil BB win will be veteran Chad Blonde, whose sprint car career began at Butler. Although not pursuing either Butler or SOD points, Blonde won at Butler on May 13 and won both SOD races last weekend in his Sean Robinson-owned ride; Robinson is another former SOD champion.

Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash dates are Saturday, June 17, the first Michigan International Speedway 2017 NASCAR weekend, Saturday, July 22, the MIS Faster Horses Festival weekend,; and Saturday, August 12, the final 2017 MIS NASCAR weekend.

The Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash will pay a five-place point fund for the three races, and the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash champion will have a guaranteed starting spot in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Mike Olrich Memorial Race at Crystal Motor Speedway on September 2.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt by ARP’s other two 2017 series, the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan and the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge were part of last weekend’s action.

Get to know Driven Racing Oil at http://www.drivenracingoil.com. For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For complete information about all 2017 SOD events, follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Sponsor), MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), and XYZ Machining (Season Sportman & Crew Chief Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Nygaard Grabs Runner-up Finish at Jamestown

By Spieker Promotions

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (June 13, 2017) – Last weekend the Nygaard Motorsports crew had two events on their schedule, but were only able to get one complete show in the books. Friday night’s event at River Cities Speedway was called off right before the NOSA Sprint Car feature due to inclement weather. Nygaard finished second in his heat race. A make-up date for the feature has yet to be determined.

On Saturday, the Auto Finance Super Center / ICON Architecture Group team made the haul to Jamestown Speedway, where Wade last won in 2013. The event marked the first appearance by the NOSA Sprints since 2014 and brought in a tremendous crowd.

After a dominating performance in the heat race, Nygaard started third in the feature.

On the initial start, Nygaard got a good jump and took the lead exiting turn two, but a caution reset the field and forced a complete restart. Nygaard filed into second on the restart behind Jordan Adams.

As Adams entered lapped traffic, Nygaard was able to close in on the No. 20A and challenged him for the lead.

Around the halfway point, Nygaard attempted to make a move on the outside of a lapped car, which forced him out of the narrow groove and shuffled him back to fourth behind Austin Pierce and Bob Martin.

Nygaard was able to recover and get back into third, but Pierce had driven away with second.

On the final lap, Pierce’s right rear tire expired, which allowed Nygaard to drive by to claim the runner-up position at the checkers.

This coming weekend, Nygaard will be taking on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in a pair of events at River Cities Speedway and Red River Valley Speedway.

“We’re going to go out there and give it 100%. If we can walk away with a top 10, we’ll be happy,” Nygaard said.

The nine-time NOSA champ says there is a lot of pressure put on the two laps during time trials.

“It’s tough to time trial when you don’t do it all that often,” he said. “If we race 50 times a year, we might only time trial three or four times and those times are usually with the World of Outlaws. There is an act to it and in all my years of racing I still have yet to figure it out.

SEASON STATS: Races: 11 Wins: 1 Top Fives: 8 Top Tens: 9 Heat Wins: 4

 

 

Team Turner Racing Battles Patriot Sprint Tour Ryan Turner races off turn two at Ohsweken Speedway.

 CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – June 13, 2017 – Team Turner Racing was back in action this weekend with all three cars competing against the Patriot Sprint Tour on Friday, June 9 at Ohsweken Speedway. Cory Turner led the way for the team with a ninth-place finish.

All three TTR cars were in the same heat race on a fast track. Cory Turner drove to a second-place finish in his KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97. Both Ryan and Jamie Turner were hampered by a low pill draw and settled for sixth and seventh-place, respectively.

“We weren’t bad, we just started really far back in our heat race,” Ryan said. “It was pretty much a one lane track at that time. We started sixth and ran sixth. I wasn’t too disappointed with the car. I had a really tough heat race and we just ran where we were.”

The track changed considerably come Feature time with a very slick surface that threw a curveball at all three drivers.

“It slicked off more than I thought it would. I was a little loose as the race went on,” Jamie said of his Charlie Bee Honey No.11. “We changed the car a lot tonight for the Feature knowing that we kind of had a free shot at it because we starting at the back. We’ll learn from it. We passed a few cars, but not near enough. Overall, we’re okay. We came out of it with four wheels and that’s always good.”

Ryan Turner raced forward to a 12th-place finish from the 15th starting position in his Ace’s Bar and Grill No.91 against a tough field of Patriot Sprint Tour cars.

“We changed the car a little bit. I think I actually loosened it up a little bit too much,” Ryan explained. “It was good to get some laps on the high side because I haven’t really run there too much this year, so it was good to get the feel back. The car was a little loose off, which we can definitely work on. I’m not disappointed with the run. I’m happy we went forward. We’ll take what we learned from that and hopefully put it towards next week.”

Meanwhile, Cory Turner battled inside the top-10 throughout the main event and came out with a ninth-place finish.

“It wasn’t an Ohsweken points night, it was a Patriot Canada points night so I kind of through something at the car,” Cory said. “I didn’t think it was going to slick off as much as it did. I just freed the car up too much. I could make good laps on the top once in a while, but I had to be absolutely perfect up there. I got over the cushion a couple times and that set us back.”

“Our last five laps, I had half a second on the guys in front of me. I’m still a little bit baffled by that, that we were as good as we were late in the race, but struggled in the middle of it,” he added.

While Ryan and Jamie Turner attended a sponsor function on Saturday, Cory travelled east to take on the Patriots again at Brockville Ontario Speedway where he also finished ninth.

“It’s probably one of the narrowest tracks we go to,” Cory said. “I just felt like we didn’t have enough side bite. I was okay down in turns three and four, but I was really losing a lot of time down in one and two. I don’t know if I was too tight in or too free in the centre of the corner.”

The slick track experience all three drivers experienced over the weekend will be a huge benefit to their notebooks moving forward. Slick track racing is a particular area of focus for all three drivers as they keep an eye focused on the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals in September.

“It slicked right off, which I guess we should have read,” Ryan said. “It’s good to know what happened to the track and keep that in our thoughts for setting up the car later. We’re getting better and better on the slick. I just adjusted it too much because I thought it was going to be tacky.”

“There’s always these nights that surprise you and sometimes you just have to go home and say “we’ll let that one go”,” Jamie added. “We’ll go back to what we know works and just come back next week and look for the track that is what we expect.”

Team Turner Racing will be back in action at Ohsweken for Wall of Fame Night on Friday, June 15. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

SEASON STATS 11 Jamie Turner – 4 Starts: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 0 Top-10s 91 Ryan Turner – 6 Starts: 0 Wins, 1 Top-5s, 2 Top-10s 97 Cory Turner – 8 Starts: 0 Wins, 4 Top-5s, 6 Top-10s

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

 

 

Cory Turner Takes Pair of Top-10 Finishes Against Patriot Sprint Tour Cory Turner drives his KT Tobacco No.97 360 Sprint Car.

. CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – June 13, 2017 – Cory Turner scored a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend during 360 Sprint Car competition against the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) at Ohsweken Speedway and Brockville Ontario Speedway. At both events, Turner finished ninth.

The weekend started with the PSTs only visit of the season to Turner’s home track Ohsweken Speedway. Turner started the night by racing to a second-place finish in his heat race on a very fast track. That result put Turner in the redraw for a top-eight starting spot in the main event. It led to a seventh-place position on the starting grid.

The track was unusually slick for the Feature given the conditions for the heat race. The curve ball on track conditions surprised Turner, but he was still able to navigate his KT Tobacco/Silo Wirless No.97 to a top-10 result.

“It wasn’t an Ohsweken points night, it was a Patriot Canada points night so I kind of through something at the car,” Turner explained. “I didn’t think it was going to slick off as much as it did. I just freed the car up too much. I wasn’t good early. I could make good laps on the top once in a while, but I had to be absolutely perfect up there. I got over the cushion a couple times and that set us back.”

While Turner felt he wasn’t strong at the start of the 25-lap main event, he did improve as the race wore on.

“Our last five laps, I had half a second on the guys in front of me,” Turner said. “I’m still a little bit baffled by that, that we were as good as we were late in the race, but struggled in the middle of it.”

The following night, Turner travelled to Eastern Ontario to battle the Patriots at Brockville. The tight and tricky 3/8-mile proved challenging for Turner and several drivers in the field. Turner drove to a sixth-place finish in his heat.

“The heat race we rolled out and it slicked off a little more than I thought,” Turner said. “We were really free and I just tried to keep the wheels on it and not hit one of those implement tires.”

The sixth-place finish put Turner in the Dash with a chance to earn a starting spot as high as ninth for the feature event. He finished fourth in order to line-up 12th ahead of the 25-lap A-Feature.

“We changed the car for the Dash,” Turner said. “I felt like we were better in the Dash and better again in the Feature. We got better as the night went on, but we definitely didn’t roll out as fast as we would have liked to.”

During the Feature, Turner raced inside the top-10 for most of the race and battled with Chris Steele for the eighth spot repeatedly. Turner ultimately took home a ninth-place result for the second night in a row.

“I just felt like we didn’t have enough side bite,” Turner said. “I was okay down in turns three and four, but I was really losing a lot of time down in one and two. I don’t know if I was too tight in or too free in the centre of the corner. I’m going to have to watch the Go Pro and look at my hands and see what exactly was going on.”

Both tracks provided good slick track experience for Turner, an area his Hill’s Racing Team is focused on improving this season.

“Slick tracks are what you need,” Turner said. “When it comes time for the Canadian Nationals, it’s always slick and it always will be slick. Any big race you go to, it’s going to be slick when you get a lot of cars. The more slick tracks we see now, the better it makes you as a driver and the more you get to work on it. It helps immensely going forward.”

Following this weekend, Turner now has six top-10 finishes in eight starts this season. The strong start to the season certainly helps Turner build confidence into the busiest part of the season.

“Two top-10s and the car is in one piece, so that’s a positive,” Turner explained. “The season’s going by quick. We’ve had a really good start. We’ve only been out of the top-10 twice, so our results have been far better this year compared to last year. We just need to go back to the drawing board a little bit, get back to basics and see what we can do going forward.”

Turner will be back in action at Ohsweken on Friday, June 15 for Wall of Fame night. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

CORY TURNER SEASON STATS 97 Cory Turner – 8 Starts: 0 Wins, 4 Top-5s, 6 Top-10s

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Lee Grosz Garners Runner-up Finish at Jackson Motorplex!

By Spieker Promotions

HARWOOD, N.D. (June 13, 2017) – The Lee Grosz Racing team headed south last weekend, making trips at two of the Midwest’s most historic dirt tracks. The weekend began Friday night at Jackson Motorplex, where Grosz had picked up three third place finishes the week before during the Jackson Nationals. Saturday night brought them to the Marion County Fairgrounds for a weekly show at Knoxville Raceway.

Friday night began with Lee picking up the heat race win. Grosz advanced from fourth to second in the early stages before sizing up the leader.

“The car that was leading was running the top so I starting running the bottom,” Grosz said. “It took me about two laps to pull even with him before I cleared him going into turn three. I think we won by about a straightaway and were turning some pretty good lap times.”

Grosz redrew the five pill, which placed him fifth on the starting grid for the main event.

The driver of the Beds by Design / J&J No. 4J quickly moved into the second spot and set his sights on Gregg Bakker for the lead. Once again Grosz ran the bottom, while the leader ran upstairs on the cushion.

“I could get alongside Bakker, but his momentum would carry him back in front of me at the end of the straightaway,” continued Grosz.

Lapped traffic briefly stalled Grosz’s charge, but Grosz was able to regain that lost ground.

“I got back to Bakker, but right when I was mounting another charge to try to get by him the yellow came out with two laps to go. He saw that I was running the bottom so that's where he went on the restart, which forced me to go to the top. The top wasn’t as good so I lost ground. Bakker hit his marks after that and I had nothing for him.

“It was a fun race. We ran side by side for about eight laps and we were swapping lanes. It would have been interesting if that caution didn’t come out.”

Saturday at Knoxville marked the team’s first appearance of 2017 at the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World.’

“It wasn’t the trip we were hoping for. We showed ok speed in hot laps so I had high hopes going into time trials, but we timed in 15th out of 25 which put us on the front row of the heat. I got the jump in the heat and I thought we might be ok, but we ended up running third.

“We changed a few things for the feature, but things just weren’t going our way. There was a red about halfway through. The track was pretty fast and not real wide. With the way things were going, I decided to pull into the pits and save the car for another week.”

This coming weekend the No. 4J team will be back in action with the MSTS and Nebraska 360’s Friday at Jackson Motorplex and Saturday at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb.

Saturday’s event will mark Grosz’s first appearance at the quarter-mile dirt oval.

SEASON STATS: Races: 11 Wins: 1 Top Fives: 9 Top Tens: 10 Heat Wins: 3

 

 

Adams Finds Victory Lane at Jamestown Speedway!

By Spieker Promotions

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (June 12, 2017) – Jordan Adams returned to victory lane Saturday night at Jamestown Speedway. Adams topped the field of 24 Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Cars to record his second career victory.

After finishing second in his heat race, Adams started on the pole for the 25-lap A-main.

At the drop of the green flag, Wade Nygaard got by Adams and took the lead, but a caution on the opening lap led to a complete restart.

Adams wouldn’t let that happen twice.

On the ensuing restart, Adams got a great launch off of turn four and took a commanding lead. Adams led the first half of the race uncontested until he reached lapped traffic. That allowed Nygaard and Austin Pierce to close in.

Nygaard reeled in Adams to within a half car length at one point, but he would never get any closer.

Tire conservation played a factor in the later stages as the track was taking rubber for the majority of the event.

On the final lap, Pierce was within striking distance of Adams, but he had a right rear tire explode, which allowed Adams to charge to the checkered flag free of pressure.

"The track took rubber, so you just had to be mistake free," Adams said. "At the end there my brakes went out, and I thought we had lost the race. The last five laps were pretty intense, I was praying my (right-rear tire) was going to hang on. I didn't know how much was left of it."

The win marks Adams’ first triumph since 2014 at Greenbush Race Park.

“This is what we do it for,” said Adams in victory lane. “This feels amazing. We had a rough start to the year, but I’ve got a great crew and great partners behind me.”

Adams was also in action Friday night at River Cities Speedway. After recording a third place finish in his heat, Adams was slated to start on the pole for the 25-lap event. However, a tornado warning forced the postponement of the feature. It is rescheduled to run on June 23rd.

Upcoming Events:

June 16th: River Cities Speedway – World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars

June 17th: Red River Valley Speedway - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars

Season Stats:

Races: 8

Wins: 1

Top Fives: 1

Top Tens: 5

Heat Wins: 1

 

 

Greg DeCaires Rallies For Top-10 After Early Tangle at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- After tangling with another car while battling in the lead pack of cars on Saturday night, Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team were still able to bounce back and record a Top-10 finish.

With 30 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night as part of the track’s Fan Appreciation night, DeCaires would go out near the tail end of time trials. With not much grip left on the ¼ mile speedway, the Elk Grove, CA driver would get everything he could as he timed the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino No. 4sa machine in fourth fastest in time trials.

Unseasonably cool June weather on Saturday night would make for an unusual late sprint surface in the foothills as the night forged ahead. Lining up in the second row of his heat race, DeCaires would finish fourth, and by way of his qualifying efforts he would qualify for the nightly redraw.

Pulling the three pill, DeCaires and company would look to be a heavy favorite to contend for their third win of the season at the famous bullring. Following track prep, DeCaires would settle into the third spot when things got underway as he chased after Steven Tiner and Cody Lamar who ran ahead of him.

With an early caution bunching the field up, the restart would get a little tight and it would see DeCaires and another competitor tangle in turns one and two. Able to keep his machine fired as the field missed him, DeCaires would shuffle back to the 11th spot when he got back up to speed.

A bit of a tricky surface would make position tough to make up, but the veteran driver was extremely patient as he worked his way back forward. In the end, DeCaires would close his night out with an eighth place finish.

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Amerikote, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal & Fabrication, Vortex Wings, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, El Dorado Hills Landscape, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 6, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-5

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will be idle this weekend before traveling to Calistoga Speedway on June 24th with the SCCT.

 

 

Father’s Day NCRA Sprints at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – June 13, 2017 - The National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division will be back in action this coming Sunday night as the tour will celebrate Father’s Day with the annual running of the “Bill Hall Memorial” at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Defending tour champion Don Droud, Jr. sits atop the current point standings after two events and holds a twenty-point lead over former two-time and defending champion Jeremy Campbell. Jon Freeman sits just thirty points out of the point lead in third while Norman, Oklahoma driver Danny Jennings is just forty points out of the lead and fourth in the standings. Jennings has announced his intentions on competing full-time with the series sprint car division in 2017 and looking to become the first Oklahoma based sprint car champion with NCRA since 1995.

Nebraska’s Ryan Roberts, Forrest Southerland, Jeff Stasa, Jason Martin, Joe Wood, Jr. and Wayne Johnson round out the top ten. Wood picked up the season-opening victory back on May 20th while Martin found victory lane this past Saturday night (June 10) at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska.

Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race time slate for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand general admission tickets are just $20 for adults, free for children ages eleven and under when accompanied by an adult. All pit passes are just $30.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway and don’t forget to check out their new website www.race81speedway.com.

The 2017 race season will be the 28th consecutive for the National Championship Racing Association sprint car division and this Sunday’s event at 81 Speedway the third point race for the year. More information on the series can be found on their official website www.racencra.com and their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

Current NCRA Sprint Car Point Standings (June 10):

1) Don Droud, Jr., 550, 2) Jeremy Campbell 530, 3) Jon Freeman 520, 4) Danny Jennings 510, 5) Ryan Roberts 480, 6) Forrest Southerland 460, 7) Jeff Stasa 370, 8) Jason Martin 300, 9) Joe Wood, Jr. and Wayne Johnson 295

 

 

Austin Liggett Second in Photo Finish at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his second start of the season at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night with the C&H Veteran Enterprises Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series, Austin Liggett would make things exciting at the end of the night as he came within a fraction of a second of picking up his sixth win of the season aboard the Brain Sperry Racing No. 51.

“We ran fourth most of the race, and late we were able to get into third,” Liggett explained. “There was a late red flag and I went for it and almost came out a hero but we ended up second. Still a great result for this race team.”

A total of 25 cars checked into the bay area facility on Saturday night, and Liggett got off to a great start by timing the C&H Veteran Enterprises/Excel Environmental Services/Benic Enterprises backed No. 51 entry in fourth fastest.

Going on to finish third in his heat race, the series point leader would earn a spot in the Dash by way of his heat finish mixed with his qualifying effort. Going seventh to fifth in the Dash despite breaking a shock, Liggett would put his machine in the third row for the feature event.

Getting the BSR entry fixed and ready for the feature event, Liggett would settle into the fourth position as the race got going. Fighting for a spot on the podium, the Tracy, CA driver would finally get into the third spot just before a late red flag bunched the field up for a two-lap shootout.

With one final shot at surging into the race lead, Liggett would stalk the lead duo as they took the white flag running side by side. As they washed up the racetrack, Liggett did everything he could to make the bottom work and was able to finish in the second spot in what was an extremely tight finish.

“I think if there was a little more grip on the bottom we pick up the win, but I have to congratulate McClain on a hard fought win,” Liggett added. “Brian, and my parents worked hard all night long, and I thank them for all they continue to do for me.”

Brian Sperry Racing would like to thank C&H Veteran Enterprises, Excel Environmental Services, Benic Enterprise, Santomauro Racing Products, Jarrett Soares Racing, and Bailey Bros. Racing Engines for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-5, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Liggett will be back in action on Saturday night as he climbs aboard his Austin Liggett Racing No. 83 machine and travels to Hanford, CA to take on the USAC West Coast 360’s.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

Cascade Sprint Car Challenge Coming to Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...Wingless 360 Sprint Car racing is coming to Southern Oregon Speedway on August 26th. The banked, three-tenth mile clay oval has had its share of big Sprint Car races since it opened in 1996, but there haven't been too many wingless races. In fact, it's been about a decade since the last one. Promoter Mike McCann wants to change all of that, and he had an idea for a big race.

Big promoting ideas are nothing new for McCann, who's been promoting races for over three decades and is a past recipient of the RPM Promoter Of The Year award. McCann had a hand in establishing the Wingless Sprint Car presence in Oregon as the founder of the Oregon Double Shot Series. After talking with Mark Herz of Herz Precision Parts, the race has a sponsor. The Cascade Sprint Car Challenge, presented by Herz Precision Parts, will pay $3,000 to the winner.

There's a difference in driving styles from winged to wingless Sprint Car racing. Wingless racing challenges drivers in a whole different way, and some racers are reluctant to take the wing off and go racing. There's more finesse involved, and the racing tends to be much closer. In Oregon, there are some drivers who enjoy the best of both worlds. Racers like Kyle Miler and Cooper Desbiens have raced both styles and are winners in both.

The scheduling of this big race comes during an off week for the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series and the North West Wingless Tour, two groups with cars that would fit in with the rules for this Wingless 360 Sprint Car race. A shot at the big $3,000 prize is sure to entice some top notch talent to Southern Oregon. This is also an event that McCann hopes to include annually on the schedule. Fans will be in for a treat with the close racing action that these Wingless Sprint Cars provide.

Further details will be forthcoming in the days ahead. For further information, you can go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com or the official Southern Oregon Speedway Facebook page. Or, you can e-mail the track at contact@southernoregonspeedway.com.

 

 

Swindell Claims Victory for 47th Straight Season

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (June 13, 2017) - Sammy Swindell captured his first feature victory of the season last Friday during an ASCS Mid-South Region race at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark.

The trip to Victory Lane makes it 47 straight seasons that Swindell has recorded a win.

"I'm not sure that anyone else has done that," he said. "It's pretty remarkable to be able do to it that long. I never expected when I started to be doing this at this age. My dad decided to quit in his 40s. We've passed that by over 20 years. Part of it is my health and desire is still there so that makes a difference."

Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains opened the night by advancing from fifth to third place in a heat race. The team then charged from sixth to win a qualifier, which ranked second in overall points and lined Swindell up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"The polesitter took the lead and went straight to the top," he said. "I thought I'll go to the bottom. I thought it looked pretty good. It was pretty wet, but all the stock cars ran it in before us. I ran a few laps down there and thought I'd try the top. I didn't think it was as fast. I went back down there except going through the traffic. For having a few cars there was a lot of traffic.

"I expected (a win) to be coming at some point. We've had a lot of things happen this year that's been out of our control. It's tough sometimes with the ASCS format. Sometimes you can get buried and it's hard to recover. It's not like being with the Outlaws or All Stars where you can qualify and if you run well all night it'll pay dividends. That's the first time we've started on the front row this year."

Swindell led the distance to net the victory.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway, where Swindell won an ASCS Mid-South Region heat race to lock into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 5 during the random draw to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"The track was really tough," he said. "It was dusty and slick and we ran right around the bottom. I never made a lap before we got ran over. We were on the bottom and went into turn three and the guys behind us came running into us. Some guy smashed the back of the car and kept ramming me. It run me into an infield tire and bent the front axle. We restarted, but I could tell there were some things wrong. Then I went to pass a guy and he turned into me and spun me around."

Swindell ended 15th.

The team is scheduled to return to Riverside International Speedway this Saturday for the Hooker Hood Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 9 - Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 1 (6); Feature: 1 (2).

June 10 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 15 (5).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

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"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Rossie Feed & Grain, CP Pistons, Acme Graphix & Design, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Skinner Posts Top Five During ASCS Mid-South Show at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (June 13, 2017) - Marshall Skinner has momentum on his side as he enters a big race this weekend.

Skinner scored a fifth-place result at Riverside International Speedway last Saturday during an ASCS Mid-South Region event and he'll return to the bullring this Saturday for the Hooker Hood Classic.

"I actually raced with Hooker when I first started," he said. "Him and my uncle were fierce competitors. I really want to win that race. The fact that I grew up watching Hooker and me and Stormi (Hood) are friends … I just want to win that race. I led it down to the very end a few years ago and got passed at the end. It'd be a special one to win."

Skinner is riding a wave of momentum thanks to a pair of USCS Series Speedweek wins and another strong result last Saturday, when Skinner wasn't originally planning to compete.

"I was at a wedding and we were going to take the night off, but it worked out that a crew guy was able to take the car over and set everything up," he said. "I missed hot laps, but got there in time to put heat in the engine."

Skinner then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 3 to start the main event third.

"I was way too tight in the feature," he said. "I fell to ninth and got back up to fifth. I was kind of disappointed when I fell back because at home I expect to win. I've raced here my whole life, but I'm not the only who expects that. When you're up there beating doors with Tim Crawley, Gary Taylor and all them, those guys are on their game all the time, too.

"As soon as the feature was over I checked the right rear (tire). We only had about four pounds. I felt like it was flat. I don't know what happened, but on the first caution after we took back off we were tight. From about Lap 4 to Lap 25 I was real tight. That last 10 laps or so went without a caution so to only come in with a few pounds, I'd hate to know what it was down to before that."

The fifth-place result was Skinner's eighth top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 10 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Final Touch Auto Collision Center

Final Touch Auto Collision Center has been providing quality collision repair for every make and model vehicle on the road since the business was started in 1992. The company, which also has a wrecker service, is the oldest body shop in Olive Branch, Miss. For more information, visit http://www.finaltouchbodyshop.com .

"Brenda and Ricky Ransome, who own the business, sponsored Little Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) when he first started racing a sprint car," Skinner said. "We were at a race and he had crashed. They were hollering for us to be in the staging lanes. I was on the front row, but I was trying to help them get their car fixed to get in the race. They came over after the race and thanked me for helping get his car together when I should have been concentrating on my own car. We built a friendship off that. That was back in about 2004. They've stuck with me since through thick and thin."

Skinner would also like to thank Stinson's Industrial, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West TN Expediting, DHR Suspension, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, J&J Auto Racing, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing and Oval Paints for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Venturing to Outlaw and Selinsgrove This Weekend With Patriot Sprint Tour

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (June 13, 2017) - Joe Trenca is seeking a pair of strong performances this weekend to climb back into the race for the Patriot Sprint Tour American championship.

The Mucci Motorsports driver will compete with the series this Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

"It should be a fun weekend," he said. "Those are two tracks I like that suit my style. Hopefully we can get two top fives to get ourselves back in the points battle."

Trenca placed eighth at Outlaw Speedway in April to give him a top-10 finish at the track three years in a row.

"I'm excited about Outlaw Speedway because we always run good there," he said. "We've had top 10s there the last three times we've been there. It's been decent. It's a cool track. I've heard it's slicking off with something to lean on up top so that will be great."

Trenca will make his season debut at Selinsgrove Speedway, where he competed three times last season with a season-best result of 11 th.

"That's a place I really love," he said. "We've had a lot of ups and downs there, but we always seem to be fast."

Trenca enters this weekend ranked third in the Patriot Sprint Tour American championship standings - only 38 points out of second place.

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Joshua Shipley Battles Through Part Failure to Claim Top-Five Finish

Inside Line Promotions - LAS CRUCES, N.M. (June 13, 2017) - Joshua Shipley was very pleased with his team's performance last Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway, where his team ran with the POWRi Lucas Oil 305 New Mexico Sprints.

"We got to the track and it seemed like they prepped it differently, but they hit the nail on the head because there was a high and low groove, which made for good racing," Shipley said. "We started on the outside front row of the heat race and jumped to the lead, and we ended up winning."

With the good start to his night Shipley was ranked in the top eight in passing points, advancing him into the dash. However, the inversion started him at the tail of the field.

"We kind of just used the dash as a test session for the feature," he said. "We ended up finishing eighth, starting us in the outside line in the A Main."

When the main event started, Shipley got stuck against the wall and couldn't run the corner as needed. That cost him a couple of spots, but he was able to gain them back after finding his line on the track.

"On the first restart of the race, I got a good run off the corner and passed four cars in one lap," he said. "We had another caution come out a couple of laps later and it was a good start, but an intense battle with Royal Jones cost me a position."

Shipley was able to gain that position back right before the header bolts broke off on the right side header. That created an exhaust leak and the car wasn't able to run at its full potential, forcing Shipley to move to the bottom where he salvaged a fourth-place finish.

"Even though we had another part failure, everything is getting better and we're constantly making progress," he said. "My crew chief, Alan Verville, has done his homework and made me feel extremely comfortable in the car."

Shipley is scheduled to return to action on June 24 at Southern New Mexico Speedway with the POWRi Lucas Oil 305 New Mexico Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 10 - Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. - Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 8 (8); Feature: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

June 24 at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., with the POWRi Lucas Oil 305 New Mexico Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Christie Grading & Paving

Christie Grading & Paving is a business located in Rainbow Valley, Ariz.

"Bob Christie, the owner of Christie Grading & Paving, came on board with me last year when I was running my own car," Shipley said. "We were in a tight spot and he really came through and helped us out. Since then we've created a great partnership and friendship, and I'm thankful to have him on board."

Shipley would also like to thank The Race Shack, Up Front Signs, Aero Panache Aircraft Detailing, Smiley Lifting Solutions, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Catalina Drywall and 488 Web Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Mingus Continues Learning Curve During Doubleheader in Ohio

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (June 13, 2017) - Sometimes in racing every step forward means there is a step back. Such was the case for young 305ci sprint car driver Kevin Mingus last weekend.

A broken spring on the throttle assembly resulted in a poor heat race run on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. That put the Huber-Mingus Motorsports team behind the rest of the night as they failed to transfer out of the B Main.

"In the heat I went into the first turn and lifted, but the car didn't lift," he said. "We broke a return spring on the throttle and I had to nurse it home after that. The problems just compounded after that. It was mid-season championship night and double points and FAST points. I put a lot of pressure on myself in the B Main and made too many mistakes. It just wasn't our night."

The other great thing about racing is you're only a night away from redemption. And that was exactly how Mingus attacked the next night at Fremont Speedway. Mingus drove from his sixth starting spot in a heat race to a fifth-place result to lock into the A Main. He then finished where he started - 15th - in the main event.

"I got some very valuable tips from Paul Weaver and Kyle Capodice on how to run a slick race track," he said. "Kurt (Huber) and I talked and we decided the feature would be just to work on my technique. That took the pressure off me and I learned quite a bit. It restored my confidence and gives us momentum heading into this weekend."

Mingus is excited to "hit the road" Friday as the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series heads to the high-banked, quarter-mile Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. He will return to Fremont Speedway on Saturday.

"Last year we ran really well at Limaland," Mingus said. "We missed the A Main by one spot, but I learned so much and had so much fun. I'm very excited to get back there Friday."

Mingus is currently tied for 13th in the FAST standings and is ranked 13th in both the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 9 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 7 (4); B Main: 6 (4).

June 10 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 15 (15).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 win, 0 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, with FAST Series and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid-America Chemical Corporation

Mid-America Chemical Corporation provides chemicals for just about every industry as well as industrial solvents and cleaners. For more information, visit http://www.MidAmericaChem.com.

"They helped Kurt out in his asphalt days and have expanded their sponsorship with us on dirt this year," Mingus said. "They said they are getting a lot more traffic from the dirt side and are pleased with the results of our partnership so that's great to hear."

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

 

 

Lawrence Scores 10th Top 10 of Season During NCRA Sprint Bandits Series Event

Inside Line Promotions - GREENVILLE, Texas (June 13, 2017) - Zane Lawrence captured his 10th top-10 result of the season last Saturday with the NCRA Sprint Bandit Series.

A high pill draw started Lawrence on the inside of the third row for a heat race and he advanced one position to finish fourth to open the night at Superbowl Speedway.

"The track was starting to rubber down by the end of the heat race," he said. "I was able to get around one on the start, but other than that we couldn't gain any ground on anybody else."

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

"After all the heat races were finished, the track had taken more rubber," he said. "A few laps into the feature, everybody moved to the top side and it was extremely hard to pass."

Lawrence finished where he started - ninth - on the tricky track.

Lawrence is scheduled to rejoin the ASCS Gulf South Region this Friday at Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

"I'm excited to get back to Bronco Motor Speedway," he said. "We've raced there before in a midget and for a 360 sprint car race, but it's been a little over a year since then."

Lawrence recorded a top five earlier this year at Battleground Speedway with ASCS Gulf South Region.

He enters this weekend ranked second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 10 - Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas - Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 9 (9).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zane-Lawrence-Racing-1770208319967876/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mark Burch Motorsports

Mark Burch Motorsports is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in sprint car racing. As MBM begins to kick off the new racing season, it is Mark Burch's goal to provide racers with local parts and services second to none in quality and value. For more information, visit http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com .

"Mark is an awesome guy to have on board with us," Lawrence said. "He's built all our motors since we started racing 360ci sprint cars over three years ago. But he really helps with everything, from rebuilding our motors to fuel pumps, and answering any questions we have. We can't thank him enough for all he does for us."

Lawrence would also like to thank WR Roofing, Keizer Wheels, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium, B&B Automotive and Lawrence Towing for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Earns Career-Best All Star Result During Debut at Lincoln Fairgrounds

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Ill. (June 13, 2017) - Brandon Hanks produced his career-best Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions result last Friday at Lincoln Fairgrounds, where he scored a seventh-place finish during his debut.

"It just confirms how I was feeling about 410 racing," he said. "I really started to feel confident that I could do it and then Friday night built more confidence, running with the All Stars and running that well."

However, the night didn't start as well as it ended.

"I had a bad oil leak in hot laps," he said. "We had the hood off and found the valve cover came loose. Before I could get the hood on they were calling us to qualify. I missed my spot and had to go out a couple of spots back. So things were frantic early. I was a little worried how the night was going."

Hanks timed in sixth quickest in his group, which missed the heat race inversion by two positions and lined him up on the outside of the third row in a heat race.

"We were bad tight in qualifying and that hurt us," he said. "Going out early hurt us as well because it was a lot faster later.

"We had the car so much better for the heat race. We jumped from sixth to third pretty fast. I think we were a little faster than the second-place guy, but I couldn't quite get to him enough to slide him."

Hanks placed third to miss locking into the dash by only one position. It lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"It was kind of tough to pass because everybody did the same thing," he said. "It was around the top in turns one and two. You couldn't get a good enough shot to get by someone. You just had to be patient and work your way around them. It was a lot of fun. We worked our way forward and got to pass my childhood hero (Tony Stewart). That pretty much topped it off. I'm sure he wasn't happy about it, but I was very happy about it."

Hanks maneuvered to a seventh-place result and was close to a top five.

"The top seven weren't that far apart," he said. "We were all right there. I could see the leader at the end of the race. It was about who made a mistake and got through traffic the best. It was a great result for our team. Seventh with the All Stars felt like a win."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 9 - Lincoln Fairgrounds in Lincoln, Ill. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Penske Racing Shocks

Penske Racing Shocks was formed in 1988 when the need for a higher performing shock absorber was identified by the Penske Racing Indy Car team. The company has continued to expand ever since. For more information, visit http://www.PenskeShocks.com.

"I want to thank Dave Reedy and everyone at Penske Shocks for their hard work to give me the smoothest ride as possible," Hanks said.

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

 

 

Hagar Attempting to Garner Third Straight Hooker Hood Classic

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (June 13, 2017) - Derek Hagar wants to three-peat at the Hooker Hood Classic, which will be held this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.

Hagar has captured the marquee event at the bullring in West Memphis, Ark., the past two years.

"This race ranks up there pretty high," he said. "There's a lot of history around this area with Hooker Hood. We've won the last two Hooker Hood Classics so it'd be nice to get three in a row."

Hagar said he plans on wearing his throwback drivers suit, which he's worn during the event the past two times.

"It was pretty cool because the first time I wore it was for the Hooker Hood Classic in 2015," he said. "It felt special to win a Hooker Hood Classic in a throwback suit. I wore it last year and we won so I think I better keep wearing it."

Hagar has multiple wins at the quarter-mile track during each of the last three seasons.

"I'm pretty confident," he said. "It'll be the first time we've gotten to race at Riverside all year long. I'm looking forward to putting on a good show for all the fans who show up."

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

CH Motorsports and Chaney Net Top 10 During Return to Racing

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (June 13, 2017) - Rob Chaney led CH Motorsports to a top-10 finish last Friday during the team's first race in approximately seven weeks.

"I felt like we were running our third race of the season," he said. "We weren't very good all night and kind of maintained. I felt like we were off all night. We weren't bad, but not good."

Chaney timed in fourth quickest in his group, which put him on the pole of a FAST Series heat race. He finished third in the heat race to lock into the feature redraw. However, he pulled the highest number - 10 - during the random draw to start the main event on the outside of the fifth row.

"We may have been a fifth-place car if we started up front," he said. "The front three were pretty good. When the tracks get slick it makes it tough to pass. You work on a guy for six or seven laps to pass. So if we started toward the front we probably could have maintained, but we weren't good enough to drive to the front."

Chaney battled for a top 10 throughout the feature before posting a 10 th-place result, which was the team's second straight top 10.

Chaney said the team will tackle the Ohio Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park this Friday with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, but any additional Speedweek races will be decided at the last minute.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 9 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, for an Ohio Speedweek event with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_robchaney

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967, Weld Wheels is the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels. Whether it's hard core off road, on the track, or on the street, Weld Wheels has unleashed the performance potential of all types of machines for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com.

"Weld Wheels has had a long-standing partnership with CH Motorsports and have always given them a top-quality product," Chaney said.

CH Motorsports would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, KSE Racing Products, Wings Unlimited, Fisher Racing Engines, Winters Performance Products, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Slade Shock Technology, Astro Titanium, Simpson Race Products and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Hendricks Endures Tough Luck at I-44 Riverside Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (June 13, 2017) - Zane Hendricks has climbed to eighth in the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series championship standings during his first full season competing in a midget.

However, last Saturday's show at I-44 Riverside Speedway was a struggle. The team was forced to park their micro sprint because of mechanical woes and they didn't fare much better in the midget competition.

"We started on the pole and got into it with the outside guy on the start," Hendricks said. "I had the lead for the first two or three laps. I hit a rut and my entire battery completely fell out of the car."

Hendricks was leading a heat race just before the midpoint when he suddenly slowed on the track because of the problem, which resulted in a DNF. That relegated him to the back of the B Main.

"I started almost dead last in the B Main," he said. "I probably passed five cars or so early, but I spun out running mid-pack and another car got into us. That bent the front axle."

Hendricks had advanced just outside of a transfer position when the incident led to another DNF.

"We just have to get the mechanical things fixed and finish the races," he said. "We've been doing well when we finish, but we've had a bunch of issues. We're taking the next couple of weeks off and are hoping to get the kinks worked out of the system."

Hendricks is slated to return to action June 30 at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, and July 1 at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 10 - I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla. (midget) - Heat race: DNF (1); B Main: DNF (11).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

June 30 at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, and July 1 at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

Keizer Aluminum Wheels has provided custom aluminum racing wheels for any type of racing application for several decades. For more information, visit http://www.KeizerWheels.com.

"Keizer Aluminum Wheels give us a great product that looks and performs great at a reasonable cost," Hendricks said. "They always have quick turnaround times with the great customer service they have."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, Shorty's Machine Shop, Momentum Racing Suspensions, BP Fab, Esslinger, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

BMP Speedway Welcomes Inaugural Northwest Challenge Series Event This Friday and Saturday for Harvey Ostermiller Special

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (June 13, 2017) - BMP Speedway will host the inaugural Northwest Challenge Series event this Friday and Saturday during the Harvey Ostermiller Special.

The Northwest Challenge Series is an 11-race series featuring 360ci winged sprint cars comprised of the NSA Series, which is based in Montana and has roots in Western Canada, and the Washington-state based Summer Thunder Sprint Series.

Both nights pay $2,000 to win as the doubleheader is billed to showcase some of the top drivers in Montana, Western Canada and the Northwest as well as select competitors from across the country.

Canadian Casey Adams and Texas native Travis Rilat split the opening NSA Series doubleheader. They are the only two racers to earn a top five in each of the two NSA Series races this season.

Washington native Jason Solwold has won two of the four Summer Thunder Sprint Series events as fellow Washingtonian Austen Wheatley claimed the season opener and Oregon resident Roger Crockett was victorious during the most recent race.

In addition to sprint cars, WISSOTA super stocks, WISSOTA street stocks and WISSOTA midwest modifieds will also compete both nights during the Harvey Ostermiller Special. The event honors longtime Billings resident Harvey Ostermiller, who was instrumental in the community as well as in racing throughout the region prior to his passing last year.

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

Tickets for both nights are $16 ($12 pre-buy on Friday and $14 pre-buy on Saturday) for adults and $12 ($8 pre-buy on Friday and $10 pre-buy on Saturday) for seniors, military members and students ages 12 to 17 years old. Admission is free for children ages 11 and younger. Pit passes are $30 per person.

To take advantage of the pre-buy specials, which end the night before each race, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com/schedule .

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday for the Harvey Ostermiller Special featuring the NSA Series sprint cars, WISSOTA super stocks, WISSOTA street stocks and WISSOTA midwest modifieds

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

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

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

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

NORTHWEST CHALLENGE SERIES -

In a show of unity to grow winged sprint car racing in the Pacific Northwest and Central Montana, the Washington-based Summer Thunder Sprint Series has partnered with the Montana and Western Canada-based North-American Speed Association to create a special 11-race Northwest Challenge Series for teams in the Pacific Northwest, Central Montana and Western Canada.

TRACKS -

BMP SPEEDWAY (Billings, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.

DRAYTON VALLEY SPEEDWAY (Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track that was re-opened in 2016. For more information, visit http://www.DVSpeedway.com.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Herrera Leads ASCS National Speedweek Standings After First Two Rounds

Inside Line Promotions - AMARILLO, Texas (June 13, 2017) - Johnny Herrera stands atop the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek standings following the first two races of a seven-race event.

Herrera used a hard charging effort during the opener last Friday at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, and he earned a podium finish on Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway to put himself in the position to earn his first career Speedweek title.

"I just focus on doing my job and things will work out how they should," he said.

The Speedweek began with Herrera finishing where he started - fifth - in a heat race at West Texas Raceway last Friday. That lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"We weren't very good in the heat race and it put us further back than we wanted it to in the feature," he said. "We didn't get a great start and got into the fence and fell back a bit. The longer the race went the better we got.

"Everyone was tight. The track was choppy. On restarts we seemed to found the right spots to get by some guys. Of course we'd like to have a top five, but overall it was a good night. We learned some things and we changed the car for Saturday. It felt a lot different."

Herrera's rally from 14th to sixth place earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The changes the team made to the race car for Saturday's show at Route 66 Motor Speedway were evident from the start. Herrera captured a heat race win after starting on the pole. That locked him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We got a decent start in the feature and went from sixth to fourth into turn one," he said. "Three or four laps in the rubber started coming. I just about got by (Kyle) Bellm. I showed him my nose and he dropped back down. Blake (Hahn) led it and was running hard. John (Carney II) was keeping pace. I ran hard the first 10 or 12 laps and then I was in tire conservation. Those guys kept running hard and blew tires."

Herrera picked up a pair of positions late because of the tire woes as he netted a runner-up result.

Speedweek resumes on Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, before Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., hosts the midpoint on Wednesday. Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., will showcase Thursday's show before a Friday race at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. The event concludes on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 9 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 6 (14).

June 10 - Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek: Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Friday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.; and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

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"I highly recommend everyone to use ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems," Herrera said. "Not only are they extremely safe, but also are very comfortable."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Champion Brands, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Competition Suspension Inc., Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Tanner Carrick 11th in Final Indiana Midget Week Standings

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in his first ever Indiana Midget Week, Tanner Carrick would put together a solid week that culminated in him finishing 11th in the overall standings after racing his way into every feature event.

“It is a tough week, and I really thank everyone involved with this team for all of their hard work,” Tanner Carrick said. “I am lucky to have some great teammates that helped me through the week, and I learned a ton from them.”

Kicking this off in Montpellier, IN, Carrick would open his first Indiana Midget Week by timing the TRD/Curb Records/IPC backed machine in 10th quickest in time trials before picking up his first heat race win of the week.

Moving into the opening night feature event, Carrick would get into early trouble as an early spin would set the Lincoln, CA driver back. Able to rebound and work his way back forward, Carrick would take the checkered flag with a 12th place finish.

Heading on to Gas City, IN to attack the I-69 Speedway, Carrick with time the Keith Kunz Motorsports machine in 13th fastest in time trials. In a hotly contested heat race, Carrick would run fourth in his heat behind his KKM teammate, Kyle Larson, and move directly into the feature event. Battling with the likes of Shane Golobic, Ronnie Gardner, and Alex Bright in the feature, Carrick would again look impressive as he notched a 10th place finish.

Thursday night would see the USAC National Midget Series check into Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. Timing the potent Cemex/CVC/Toyota Racing Development No. 71k entry in 14th fastest in time trials, Carrick would again capture the win during heat race competition.

Lining up 11th in the feature event, Carrick would undoubtedly have the toughest nice of his week as getting caught up in a wreck would see him get credited with a 16th place finish.

As the week turned into the weekend, Friday night brought Carrick and company to the lightning fast Bloomington Speedway. Getting off to a tough start in time trials, the Californian would time in 23rd fastest, but would bounce back as he picked up the win during his heat race.

Moving to the feature, Carrick would grid the field from the 22nd starting spot on a surface that was tough to move around on. Doing what he could on an extremely narrow surface, Carrick would pick up a few positions as he finished 19th on this night.

Saturday night got off to a great start for the Rookie driver at Lawrenceburg Speedway as he topped the speed charts in qualifying time trials and earned the fast time award.

Failing to get out of his heat race for the first time of the week, Carrick would take a trip to the night’s ‘B’ main where he would pick up the win and move into the feature event.

On the sometimes intimidating Lawrenceburg Speedway, Carrick would take part in some great battles that saw several cars swap spots in each pair of corners in a display or hard nosed racing. When the dust settled on the exciting race, Carrick came home in the 11th spot.

The six-race speedweek would come to a head on Sunday night at the famed Kokomo Speedway. Timing in ninth fastest at one of the states most popular facilities, Carrick would run fourth in his heat race before closing his first shot at Indiana Midget Week with a 12th place finish in the feature event.

When the points were tallied for the grueling week, Carrick would end up 11th in the final IMW standings.

“Looking back at the week I would say it was a good first go at it considering how strong and deep the fields were every night,” Carrick added. “I definitely got better as each night went on, and am looking forward to two more nights this week. Again, our KKM team runs a lot of cars out of our stable, and a huge goes out to this team for everything they do.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank TRD, Curb Records, IPC, Cemex, CVC, and Shell Shock for their support.

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick and the KKM team will head east this weekend as they will compete at Williams Grove Speedway on Thursday and Friday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Sean Watts 9th Aboard New Car at Thunderbowl Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Rolling out a new car on Saturday night in Tulare, CA, Sean Watts and the WRS team had some minor bugs to shake out, but at the end of the day were able to escape the Thunderbowl with a ninth place finish on a rubber down surface.

“We brought a new car out on Saturday night, and naturally we had some bugs to work through,” Sean Watts said. “We had a low car count, and the track still took rubber and we were only able to get a couple of spots in the feature.”

Taking part in the King of the West’s final visit of the season at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night, Watts timed the Grizzly Coolers/Schaeffer Racing Oil/Rolfe Construction backed No. 98 entry in 13th fastest in time trials.

Going to work looking to get their car better following time trials, Watts would line up in the final row of his heat race. Battling with Matthew Moles in his heat race on a slick Thunderbowl Raceway, the Atwater, CA driver would finish in the seventh spot as he continued to feel out his new mount.

Moving into the feature event, Watts would grid the field from the 11th starting spot for the 30-lap finale. With the opening laps being key on this night, Watts would pick up a couple of positions as he occupied the ninth spot when the lone stoppage came on the fifth circuit.

When the race resumed, rubber would begin to go down on the speedway quickly and the cars would begin to run in single file formation for the duration of the race. Getting on the rubber and going, Watts would ride the race out to finish ninth with the series.

“I think we got a lot of things figured out on our car from hot laps on, and it has the team looking forward to Petaluma this week,” Watts added. “It’s hard to gauge exactly how we were in the feature based on the way the track went, but I feel like we made some good progress.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet American, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Tee’s and Tops, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

ON TAP: Watts will be back in action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night when the series makes it’s first visit of the year at Petaluma Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

 

 

Rilat Tackling ASCS National Tour and NSA Series Races in Texas and Montana This Week

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (June 13, 2017) - Travis Rilat has a busy week on tap as he'll drive two different sprint cars with two different series in two parts of the country.

The action begins on Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where he will pilot his sprint car during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek event. Rilat scored a ninth-place result with the series at the famed half-mile oval earlier this season to extend his top-10 streak at Devil's Bowl Speedway to 13 straight seasons.

"We have a lot of laps around Devil's Bowl," he said. "We got behind the eight ball there a couple of months ago, but had a strong rebound in the main event to go from 18th to ninth place. Hopefully we'll start Tuesday's show with as good of a race car as we ended the one in March with."

Rilat will then fly to Montana to drive for Richard Saumure on Friday and Saturday at BMP Speedway in Billings for the Harvey Ostermiller Special with the NSA Series.

"I like racing in Montana and at BMP Speedway," Rilat said. "We've won a few races over there. It's a relaxed setting and always a blast racing in that part of the country."

Rilat and Saumure won their most recent race together - also in Montana - on May 20 at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls with the NSA Series.

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Friday and Saturday at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., for the Harvey Ostermiller Special with the NSA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

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

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

Rilat would also like to thank Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shop the BOSS, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

Offill 14th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making a last minute decision to head to Placerville Speedway on Saturday, Kyle Offill would have a nice night that saw him transfer from the ‘B’ Main and charge from last in the feature to finish in the 14th spot.

“I thought Saturday night went well,” Offill noted. “We just missed the inversion out of time trials so that put us behind all night, but I was happy with how our Moyle Engine ran.”

30 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night, and Offill would kick his night off by timing in 17th fastest in qualifying time trials. Just missing out on a front row starting position in his heat race, Offill would start and finish fifth aboard his Ochoco West/Boise Cascade/Reliable Lumber backed No. 2K.

Not making the direct transfer to the ‘A’, the Tracy, CA driver would move into the Last Chance Showdown where he would again line up in the fifth starting spot. Needing to run within the top-four to move on, Offill proved to be up for the task at hand.

Working his way around a tricky Placerville Speedway, Offill would take the fourth and final transfer spot out of the ‘B’, and move into the 25-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 22nd starting position.

An unusual June track surface in the feature event would challenge Offill a little more from the back of the pack. Showing patience while mired in traffic all race long, the young gasser would work his Maas Brothers Powder Coating/TMac Motorsports/Offill Family Farms machine forward as he closed his night out with a 14th place finish.

“My guys put a really good car under me in the feature event and we were able to move forward from dead last,” Offill added. “I am feeling more comfortable on these tricky tracks, and I am hoping we can be run well with the SCCT on Saturday at Antioch.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 15, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 4

ON TAP: Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing will reunite with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night as they return to Antioch Speedway.

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White Earns First Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Top 10 During Speedweek Opener

Inside Line Promotions - AMARILLO, Texas (June 13, 2017) - Harli White recorded her first top-10 finish of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Friday during the opening round of the Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

White opened the seven-race event on Friday at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, where she made her debut by finishing second in a heat race. That earned enough points to lock into the feature redraw, in which she pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We didn't expect the race track to do what it did and we were a bit snug," she said. "I was able to hang on and finish where we did. A lot of people were snug as well and a few people flipped. We were pretty decent. It's hard to run in the top 10 with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour guys so we were glad to finish in a good position."

White battled just outside the top five for most of the race before ending seventh, which marked her seventh top 10 overall this season.

Route 66 Motor Speedway hosted the second Speedweek round on Saturday. White placed fifth in a heat race, which lined her up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"I was up to ninth with four laps to go when the right rear blew," she said. "People were blowing tires left and right. It was one of those deals where we blew a tire and that's just part of it on a rubber-down track."

White, who was in contention for her second straight top 10, was credited with a 16th-place result.

"The first couple of nights were good," she said. "Our goal was to finish, get top 10s and be consistent. We had a fast car, just the circumstances didn't play in our favor. We definitely know our car is a lot better than it has been. We just have to stay out of trouble."

The remaining Speedweek races are Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Friday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.; and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 9 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (6).

June 10 - Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas - Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 16 (14).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek: Tuesday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; Wednesday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Friday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.; and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

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

 

 

Jason Martin

Junction Motor Speedway, McCool, NE – 6/13/2017
Jason Martin and the BM Motorsports team finally parked it in victory lane after being in contention for the first half of the season. “Honestly, I’ve been kind of down on myself a little bit lately, we should have had 3 or 4 wins so far this season and we just didn’t get the job done,” says Martin. “I’m just glad to finally prove to myself that I can still win at a higher level and the best part, it wasn’t one of those gimme kind of race tracks, that was challenging and I really enjoyed it.”
Junction Motor Speedway hosted the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series as well as the NCRA Sprints from Kansas in a co-sanctioned event that brought a stout field of contenders to compete at the newly reshaped 3/8 mile oval. After winning the night’s opening heat race in a commanding fashion, the BM Motorsports crew made just a few minor changes to the car and set their sights on the feature. The racing proved to be fast and furious over the course of the feature. Martin started in the 5th position and narrowly missed out on a front row starters spin on the opening corner of the first lap. Fortunately missing that crash, Jason would restart in the 3rd position. As the field went green, Martin jumped in line on the top of the race track in 4th going into turn 1. By lap 2, Martin had figured out the fast line around the top of the race track and would pass Don Droud Jr. for 3rd on the exit of turn 2. The lead trio would dice their way through lap cars by the 5th round, until a caution would come out with 20 laps remaining.
Ryan Roberts brought the field to the green flag on the restart, with Danny Jennings and Martin in tow. By this point in the race, Jason and few other courageous drivers had worked in the cushion entering turn 1, where they were entering all four wheels above the ledge that had previously been formed. “I rolled around there on the yellow and thought I could get it packed down enough to be able to make it work, luckily there must have been a few other guys that had seen me packing it down and helped out,” Martin said. “The cushion got to be so thick and rough that guys were short cutting the corner and were sliding up to the berm on the exits of the corners making it a real weird line to try and perfect. Once I got to where I could enter all four above the lip, I knew we were going to be a threat!” Martin reeled in a half straight away advantage and he put a move on Jennings to take over 2nd. With lap traffic in play, Martin was taken back about 10 car lengths on Roberts, the leader. Martin caught Roberts and pulled a slide job on Roberts and a lap car in turn 4, to take over the lead with 5 laps to go. It wasn’t over though, as both Roberts and Martin attempted sliders at lap cars and each other through the end of the race. Martin was able to prove his strength and secure the win. After the races, Martin commented, “After the last few weeks of truck issues, generator problems, and crew guys up and leaving the team, it just feels so good to be able to put 25 good laps together and come out with the win.” “I can’t thank my wife and kids enough for all their hard work and sacrifices they’ve gone through to help us out. I’m sure I wasn’t the most pleasant person to be around the last couple weeks, but they understand and stand behind me 100% and wouldn’t ask anything more out of me than to get up on the wheel and get the job done.”
The team had planned on a full week of racing the ASCS National tour Speed Week throughout the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Jason says, “We’ve got so many things going on at work and other guys out representing the company as well as the unexpected expenses we had on our race hauler the last couple weeks, it’s just the smart thing to do.” “We’ll try and enjoy this win a little bit.” So with Jason’s obligations to EMI and BM Motorsports financial and current crew member situation, they’ve decided to stay a little closer to home and race the Sprint Series of Nebraska race at Eagle Raceway on Tuesday, June 13th with the World of Outlaws as the main attraction. Then they will attend another Nebraska 360 Sprint Series event in Norfolk, NE, on Saturday, June 17th and again travel north on Sunday, June 18th to a new track for the team to compete in a Sprint Series of Nebraska Racesaver event at the bullring in Park Jefferson, South Dakota. Jason said, “It’s unfortunate that we’ve had this major week as a marquee week for the team.” “It’s always such a good week to go and get a lot of racing in with the absolute best in the business, but I do have a career outside of driving race cars and that is what supports my family.” “So I’ve decided it will be best to stay closer to home and take care of some obligations we have here at EMI and save a little bit of money on the race team as far as traveling expenses go. I’m confident we can knock off a couple more wins this week so we’ll see how it goes!”
Follow BM Motorsports at: www.bmmotorsports.net. You will be able to learn more about their driver, Jason Martin, see photographs of the car, and see all of the sponsors that have helped out!
You can also find the 2017 schedule so you can follow them to every race! Also, be sure to follow their driver, Jason Martin, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jasonmartinmotorsports/ for the latest news and updates.
UP NEXT: June 13th, Eagle Raceway, Eagle, NE – June 17th, Offroad Raceway, Norfolk, NE – June 18th, Raceway Park, Park Jefferson, SD

 

It’s Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals Week!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 13, 2017) – The time is here!

The town of Dodge City in the plains of southwest Kansas has a storied history of showdowns and the like.

Another showdown for the ages is slated for this Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17, with the Inaugural Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park.

A varied band of invaders will storm the city from all directions, all in search of their own cut of the largest 305-ci Sprint Car purse to ever be distributed within the state of Kansas including Saturday night’s $3,000 winner’s share.

Reigning DCRP Sprint Car champion Taylor Velasquez of Turpin, OK, leads the DCRP regulars into the event against the host of challengers. Ty Williams of Arcadia, OK, has reached victory lane in the opening two Sprint Car cards of the season at DCRP with Aurora, Colorado’s Jake Bubak besting the field in the most recent outing on May 28.

The Vitals:

What: The Inaugural Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals. DCRP Sprint Cars will be in action on both Friday and Saturday night with IMCA Modifieds in action as well both nights. The IMCA Stock Cars round out the Saturday card.

When: This Friday and Saturday, June 16 and June 17. Friday’s racing gets under way at 8:00 p.m. with Saturday’s action going green at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south.

The Format: A full card awaits fans and competitors alike on both night. Pill draw will determine heat race lineups on both night.

Friday’s action will feature heat races, multiple “B” Mains and an “A” Main.

Starting over with a clean slate on Saturday night, heat races and then qualifiers for the top 40 in heat race passing points will set the grid for “C” Mains, “B” Mains and the championship “A” Main. Any driver not competing in the Friday program can start no better than 11th in the Saturday main event.

The Payout: Friday’s feature offers up $500-to-win and $125-to-start. Non-qualifiers will pocket $100.

Saturday’s “A” Main payout is as follows: 1st - $3,000, 2nd - $2,500, 3rd - $2,200, 4th - $2,000, 5th - $1,700, 6th - $1,500, 7th - $1,200, 8th - $1,000, 9th - $950, 10th - $900, 11th - $850, 12th - $800, 13th - $750, 14th - $725, 15th - $700, 16th - $675, 17th - $650, 18th - $625, 19th - $600, 20th $600, 21st - $600, 22nd - $600, 23rd - $600, 24th - $600.

Saturday “C” Main non-transfers will earn $100 with “B” Main non-transfers earning $200.

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

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

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

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

The Tickets & Pit Passes: Tickets to the Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are $15 for adults on June 16 and then $20 for adults on June 17 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30 each night.

The Entry Fee: No entry fee.

The Accomodations: The Comfort Suites located at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Comfort Suites official internet site is located at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193.

Race fans staying at the Comfort Suites will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit.

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

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

 

 

ASCS National Winged Sprint Car Tour returns to Lucas Oil Speedway this Saturday

WHEATLAND, Missouri (June 13, 2017) - The high-speed open-wheel action of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Winged Sprint Car Series Tour Presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network returns to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night for the ASCS Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale.

Also on hand will be the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series, featuring the top non-wing Sprint Car drivers in the region.

"The Sizzlin' Speedweek Finale with the stars of the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Series always is a highlight on our schedule," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "The ASCS Series along with the POWRi Wingless Sprints always produce thrilling action and our fans always turn out in force for this one."

Fans got a sample of open-wheel action last month at Lucas Oil Speedway's Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown. Brad Loyet captured the Lucas Oil ASCS Red River/Warrior Region Winged Sprints feature and Justin Grant took the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprints win.

The seven-race Speedweek lineup began last weekend with Jake Bubak of Arvada, Colo., winning at West Texas Speedway in Lubbock and Kyle Bellm of Nixa, Mo., capturing the win at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas.

With two different winners added to the season through Lubbock and Amarillo, the most consistent of all has been Johnny Herrera of Albuquerque, N.M., who leads the way in Speedweek standings. Currently runner-up in the overall National Tour, Herrera continues to chase Sam Hafertepe, Jr. of Sunnyvale, Texas, in the national standings with a 63-point separation.

Action continues Tuesday night at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; Wednesday at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway; Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. and Friday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.

In the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprints, Korey Weyant of Springfield, Ill., is the points leader. He's 95 ahead of Wyatt Burks of Topeka, Kan., and 117 in front of Chris Parkinson of Gladstone, Mo.

Father's Day Recliner Giveaway: On the eve of Father's Day, one lucky dad will win a "Layflat Electric Recliner" courtesy of Scott Furniture in Osecola. Registration will take place at the Protect the Harvest display on the midway with a drawing for the winner held during intermission.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at and racing at 7:35.

(Ticket prices) Adults (16 and up) $25 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22 Youth (ages 6-15) $10 Kids (5-and-under) Free Family Pass $50 Pit Pass $40

For ticket information on all all events at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact admission director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the 2017 racing schedule, visit LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

Open-wheel action returns to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday for the Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek finale.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Bullring Blast!

(Bill W) June 13, 2017 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team are hitting a pair of bullrings with the World of Outlaws this week. Tonight, they head to Eagle Raceway in Nebraska, and on Friday, they’ll make the tow to Grand Forks, North Dakota and the River Cities Speedway. Last weekend, TMAC notched a top ten with the WoO at Knoxville.

Last Thursday, the team headed for Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin with the IRA. TMAC timed in 13th quick. “We went out late, and we didn’t turn a very good lap,” he says. “I made a quick change before we went out. I thought it was slicking off a lot more than it was, and I was way too tight. That was disappointing, because I think we were third quick hot lapping. Like any of these shows, that puts you behind the 8-ball, and it’s hard to recover.”

After finishing fifth in the heat, he would line up 14th to start the feature. “The car felt decent in the heat,” says TMAC. “We were a bit tight in the feature (finishing 12th). I really enjoy that track, and the fans are great there. It’s a great venue and we’re looking forward to getting back there.”

Friday night, TMAC was ready for the WoO and timed in third quick in his flight. “We’ve been fighting some demons in qualifying the last couple of years,” he says. “There was a time when we had a lot of the track records around this area and beyond. We were happy with third quick on Friday. We seem to be getting past those demons.”

Lately, the team has been testing not only different chassis, but shocks as well. “We’ve been experimenting with some things, including the shocks,” says TMAC. “We’ve been trying a gas shock from Pro. I’ve always been kind of ‘Old School’ with the traditional shocks, but we’re trying some things. To be honest, we’ve been testing about every night.”

TMAC finished third in his heat, one spot out of the Dash. He rebounded with his top ten run in the main event. “We didn’t get a good enough start in the heat and ended up third,” he says. “We started tenth and ended up tenth in the feature. We tried something, and it worked o.k. We could have moved up a couple of spots without the rubber, so we felt good.”

The track was well watered on Saturday, producing a heavy surface. “There was some grease at the bottom of one and two, and I hit it both laps in qualifying (eighth quick),” says TMAC. “Still, we were quickest when we went out. Brad Sweet went out right after us, and barely beat us, I knew we may be in the hunt. That grease got blown off and some drivers were quicker later in time trials.”

TMAC ran fifth in his heat. “The track was just really heavy, and we were tight in the heat race,” he says. “Finishing fifth killed us, because that made us start 20th in the feature. The track was heavy, and we’re back in the pack in dirty air. The first lap of the feature, we about stuck it in the fence. Unfortunately, I own my own stuff and I’m a businessman sometimes. We pulled it in and saved our stuff for another day. I hated that, because we had a lot of partners there including Jeff and Stacy from TheSnowPlow.com, and Sam from KC Breweries. It just didn’t make sense to keep going. You need to get up to about 15th for the money to matter. That’s a new motor, and there was no sense putting another feature on it. We want to save it for the Nationals.”

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In June 2001, TMAC was victorious at the Knoxville Raceway, besting Don Droud Jr., Kerry Madsen, Skip Jackson and Ricky Logan. The win at Mid-Season Championship night was $3,500. He won the track championship in a close battle with Droud that season on the strength of five wins.

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World of Outlaws hit the track at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa for first time on June 23

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — June 13, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set to visit West Liberty Raceway in Iowa for the first time ever on Friday, June 23 for the running of the Hawkeye 25. West Liberty Raceway will mark the eighth track in the state of Iowa that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has competed at dating back to the series inaugural season of 1978.

Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion, who picked up a pair of wins in the state of Iowa last year, already has a win in Iowa this year at the famed Knoxville Raceway. Schatz is also a past winner in Iowa as well at the Clay County Fair Speedway and 34 Raceway.

Joey Saldana, who is just one win away from 100 in his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, has two wins in the Hawkeye State with the series over the years. He was victorious in an event at Knoxville in 2006 and also took the checkered flag at 34 Raceway in 2009.

Shane Stewart has a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins in Iowa in his career. He was victorious at Knoxville Raceway in 2008 and returned to the winners circle in Iowa in 2015 at Crawford County Speedway.

Jason Johnson scored the biggest win of his career last year in the Hawkeye State, capturing the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals. Brad Sweet, who recently won at Knoxville, has two wins in the state of Iowa in his career, with both coming at that historic half-mile.

Drivers also competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season include 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, as well rising start David Gravel, who has eight wins this season, and fellow young gun Logan Schuchart, who has three victories thus far in 2017. Veteran drivers back on the road again this year include Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and Greg Wilson. Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp and rookies Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks represented the next generation of Outlaws drivers.

A full racing program is on tap at West Liberty Raceway on Friday, June 23, beginning with hot laps, followed by time trials, heat races, a dash, Last Chance Showdown and 25-lap main event, which will pay $10,000 to the winner. Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be the IMCA Modifieds.

Tickets for the inaugural West Liberty Hawkeye 25, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series inaugural at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling: 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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The Breakdown: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Granite City Speedway

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — June 13, 2017 — Granite City Speedway will host the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the third consecutive year on Tuesday, June 20 in an event presented by Marthaler Chevrolet of Glenwood. The event, at the three-eighths-mile in Sauk Rapids, Minn., is part of a busy swing through the Upper Midwest in the month of June. The Outlaws raced earlier this month in the state of Minnesota, with Brad Sweet, Kerry Madsen and Ian Madsen all picking up wins at the Jackson Motorplex. This edition of the The Breakdown sets the stage for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visit to Granite City Speedway.

The track

Granite City Speedway is a semi-banked three-eighths-mile. The track record of 10.720-seconds was established by Sammy Swindell in time trials on June 17, 2015.

Past winners

Shane Stewart is the defending winner at Granite City Speedway in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition. Stewart took the lead in last year’s race from Kerry Madsen on the 11th lap and led the rest of the way to capture the win in the 30-lap contest.

Donny Schatz won the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Granite City Speedway in 2015. Schatz took the top spot from Stewart on lap-28 of that race and stayed out front for the final three circuits to capture the win. Danny Lasoski led the first 26 laps of the race, before Stewart moved to the point on lap-27, for a single lap.

The players

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has 16 card-carrying members this year, led by Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion. David Gravel and Brad Sweet are currently tied for second in points, with 2013 series titlist Daryn Pittman fourth and Shane Stewart fifth. Jason Johnson, the reigning Knoxville Nationals champion, rides sixth in points, with rookie Sheldon Haudenschild seventh, Logan Schuchart eighth, Joey Saldana ninth and Jason Sides 10th.

Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and Greg Wilson are all on the road again this season, as well as young drivers Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp and rookie Brent Marks.

Veteran drivers

A solid group of veteran drivers is following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series full-time in 2017. This group includes Joey Saldana, who is just one win shy of 100 in his career with the series. Saldana has a pair of top-10 finishes at Granite City Speedway in his career. Brad Sweet, who finished second last year at Granite City, also has a pair of top-10 runs. Daryn Pittman, Paul McMahan and Jason Sides each have one top-10 finish at the track.

Return visit

Jason Johnson made his first start at Granite City Speedway last year, finishing fifth. The veteran driver missed the inaugural series race at the track in 2015, due to injury, though his car was present for that race. Greg Wilson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, also made his first start at the track last year.

The next generation

A group of young drivers is leading the next wave of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors. Led by David Gravel, who has eight wins this season, the Connecticut native will be making his third start at Granite City Speedway, as will Logan Schuchart, who finished fifth at the track in 2015 and Jacob Allen. Schuchart already has three wins this season. Clyde Knipp will be making his second visit to Granite City Speedway, after his debut there in 2016.

First timers

Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania will each be making their first ever visit to Granite City Speedway. Haudenschild has had a very strong rookie season thus far, racking up 16 top-10 finishes.

Invaders

The Madsen brothers, Kerry and Ian, who each have World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins already this season, are two of the “invaders” expected. Other drivers tentatively expected to challenge the Outlaws at Granite City Speedway include fellow Australian Brooke Tatnell, who now calls Minnesota home, as well as young Californian Dominic Scelzi, son of multi-time NHRA drag racing champion Gary Scelzi.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series presented by Marthaler Chevrolet of Glenwood at Granite City Speedway on Tuesday, June 20, can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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Premier Speedway

Two of Premier Speedway’s great supporters have re-committed for the 2017-18 season with Tania Jasper and Alistair McKean from South West Conveyancing joining Ace Radio 3YB and Coast FM’s Peter Headen in becoming event Naming Right Sponsors for the coming season.

With planning well and truly underway for what promises to be an exciting season at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool to have this level of corporate support locked away is fantastic news.

Peter and the team at 3YB and Coast FM have been an integral part of the opening event of the season for many years now and Round 3 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series on Saturday November 4, 2017 will be no different.

“Obviously Ace Radio are one of our advertising partners and the coverage they provide us not only via our advertising but also with regards to the work that Lois Cheslett and Liam Fitzgerald put in for news coverage as well as the time we are afforded on the relevant sports shows is second to none”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“It is always great fun having the team from Ace Radio 3YB and Coast FM join us at the track on race night and will be something that we again look forward to doing as a part of our opening meeting of the 2017-18 season”, Mills added.

Come December 16, all eyes will be on Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as the stars of the Sprintcar World pay homage to one of their own at the Third Annual “Max’s Race”.

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

With Warrnambool’s own Jamie Veal, having claimed back-to-back victories in the first two editions of Max’s Race it again promises to be an event that draws a very healthy field of the Nation’s best Sprintcars drivers and teams.

“As a Club, we are very will continue to strive to make Max’s Race a staple part of the Australian Sprintcar Racing scene”, said Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills.

“To be able to honour such a legend of our sport and a local hero at that, in this manner is something we as a Club are very proud of”, Mills added.

Once again in 2017 South West Conveyancing, through Tania Jasper and Alistair McKean have seen fit to add their support to the event, giving the event a truly local feel, with the highly respected Warrnambool founded business joining forces with Premier Speedway to honour a local legend.

South West Conveyancing now have three great locations, 92C Liebig Street, Warrnambool, L27 Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne and also 1c/111 Bentinck Street, Portland.

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

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

With the advent of electronic conveyancing being introduced Australia wide, South West Conveyancing have taken the new technology and put their firm in a position where they can proudly announce that out of 4200 registered Conveyancing and Law firms Australia wide using the new system, they have topped the electronic settlement transfers, not only for Victoria but nationally on 3 different months so far in 2017.

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

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

Max’s Race will be held at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Saturday December 16, 2017.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Maximum Laps Allowed!

(Bill W) June 12, 2017 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team certainly got some seat time in last weekend in events at Knoxville Raceway with the World of Outlaws, and Sunday with the All Stars at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Josh would not only qualify, run his heats and all the features, but he had to go through the B main each night as well. The busy weekend has the team recuperating and preparing for just one race this week. That will be Saturday night at Knoxville.

Josh would struggle in qualifying a bit both nights at Knoxville for different reasons. “Friday and Saturday, we were really pretty nice with the Outlaws,” he says. “We’re trying to figure out some gear ratios with the motor we’ve put in. We went the wrong way in qualifying on Saturday, but you need to keep trying until you get it where you need to be”

The draw bit him a bit the first night. “Friday, we weren’t really that bad,” says Josh. “We just went out extremely late in our session. We would have been sixth quick in the other session. Sometimes, you’re just a product of the draw.”

In Friday’s B, Josh would surge from the fifth row to grab the final transfer back from Logan Schuchart late. Schuchart would make the Dash Saturday night. “We definitely gave people their money’s worth there,” he says. “If we can get this qualifying going, we’ll have something for them. We can race with all of them when the feature rolls around.”

On Saturday, he would finish second in the B and 20th in the feature. “We’ve got good racecars, and our engine program is there,” says Josh. “We just need to fine-tune it, and we’ll be there. We’re not far off at all.”

Josh drew a tough group in the All Stars qualifying system on Sunday at his hometown 34 Raceway. “I was halfway excited about how the All Stars drew, but ultimately, it kicked our butts,” he says. “Saying that, we should have been better. We weren’t even close on setup for qualifying. We played catch-up from there.”

Finishing seventh in his heat, he would drive from eighth to third to lock into the final feature of the weekend. Unfortunately, a first lap melee collected him. “There really was nowhere to go in the heat,” says Josh. “We were really good in the B. Then you have people trying to win the feature from 16th on the first lap of the feature. We bent the right front corner of the axle back, and that’s the second axle with that car in two weeks. Financially, it probably would have been better not make the feature.”

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Brady Bacon – Solid Indiana Midget Week, Eastern Storm Brews!

(Bill W) June 12, 2017 – Despite a few mechanical issues, Brady Bacon and the Frank Manafort Racing #76m midget team had a very solid Indiana Midget week. Three top five and five top ten finishes had the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver fourth in Midget week points, and he remains the USAC National Midget series leader. Brady also picked up a win in Todd Keen’s sprint car in Montpelier last Tuesday night. He added a second place finish in the Keen #18 sprint Wendesday in Gas City. Brady will next head east to Pennsylvania with the USAC National Sprint Car Series in the Dooling/Hayward Racing #63.

The team qualified well every night out. “I felt we had the fastest car most nights, but we had some mechanical issues three of the six,” says Brady. “We kind of overcame that, and we ended up with just one DNF at Lawrenceburg. Everything else, we fought through. Every night but Kokomo, we qualified in the top four. That’s important for points, because the top five get points and that sets your night up.”

Montpelier Motor Speedway started things off last Tuesday. Brady timed in fourth, and started the feature third. “The tracks throughout the week were slicker than normal, but Montpelier was the slickest,” he says. “We were running second. We had a late caution that allowed the guys behind me a chance to slide me. (Kyle) Larson was able to get by and we ended up fourth.”

It was a different story in Keen’s #18 sprint car. They would end in Victory Lane. “That was cool,” says Brady. “They are some local people from close to my shop, and they have a pretty low budget. It was great to get a win with them, and finish second at Gas City too.”

Wednesday, Gas City would see Brady time in third quick, and line up fourth for the main event. “We had a shot to win the race late, but it didn’t play out,” he says. “The car was really strong at the end of the race, and that was our strength all week. We were picking up speed at the end of the features.”

At Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville Thursday, the team timed in second quick, but had some issues before the feature. “We were scheduled to start fifth,” says Brady. “We had a battery go bad going out, and we had to come back and change it. We started on the tail, and ended up coming up to eighth. We dodged a pretty big bullet there.”

Brady was second quick again at Bloomington Speedway Friday, and started the main event fifth. “The track was really slow at Bloomington,” he says. “It was single-file around the bottom, and I got shuffled back on the start. We fell back to around eleventh and we made it back up to sixth.”

The only DNF of the week came Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway. “We had a mechanical failure that put us out of the race,” says Brady. “We were running third, and had a really fast car I think we had a shot at winning that one. Pretty much everyone had a problem one night or another. You’ll have that running six nights in a row.”

Brady had high hopes at Kokomo Speedway Sunday after winning there earlier in the year. “We drew late there and didn’t qualify as well (8th). The track was a little different than normal. We run there a lot, and when it changes, it’s harder to adjust. You expect one thing, and it’s hard to get that out of your mindset. We had to bring the backup car out, and start at the tail of the B. We transferred out of that and got to as high as third in the feature (after starting eighth). We ended up fading to fifth at the end.”

This week’s “Eastern Storm” in Pennsylvania will see events Tuesday night at Grandview Speedway near Bechtelsville, Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Thursday and Friday at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsbug, Saturday at Port Royal Speedway and Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway near Newberrytown. “We get the #63 better each time we’re out,” says Brady of the Dooling/Hayward entry. “We struggled a bit at Knoxville there (when he was part of a crash, restarted at the tail and finished tenth). We’re excited to get out there and get a series of races in a row to fine-tune things.”

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Dooling/Hayward Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Dooling Machine, B&H Contractors, Diversified Machine, Inc., Stanton Engines, Spike Chassis, Sander, Sweet Mfg., FK Indy, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Schroeder, Schoenfeld and Schroth Racing.

 

 

Howard Moore Masters the Ditch; Busy Week Ahead

Memphis, Tennessee (06/12/17) – Howard Moore continued his hot streak on Saturday night in his Lawn Jox #40 Dynamic Electric/ Maxim/ SPEC Racing Engine Sprint Car by racing to his second-straight feature win!

His latest conquest came at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Mid-South Region.

Nineteen entries tackled the historic 1/4-mile oval on Saturday evening in pursuit of a $2,000 top prize. A 3rd-to-2nd run in his heat race earned Howard a spot in the redraw, where he was the recipient of the 2nd-starting spot for the finale.

Starting alongside Andy McElhannon for the 25-lap affair, Howard initially slipped back to the 3rd position. After a few circuits he overtook Marshall Skinner for the second spot as he set his sights on the leader, McElhannon. Moore made the pass for the top spot on a couple of occasions, but his efforts would be for not, due to caution flags.

Despite cautions hampering his efforts, Howard would finally take over the top spot just past the halfway mark, exiting turn 2. He would go on to keep several veterans behind him over the remainder of the event as he went on to claim his first win of the season with the tour.

The victory was his second of the season.

"This almost seems like a dream to win back-to-back races," Moore commented. "My dad, Ricky, and Jake had the car dialed in perfectly, and it made my job much easier. To be able to outrun so many talented racers really means a lot. Last but not least I want to thank all of my sponsors and fans for their awesome support.

McElhannon, Tim Crawley, Gary Taylor, and Marshall Skinner completed the Top 5. Full results from the events from the event are available at www.ASCSracing.com .

The upcoming week will be an ultra-busy time for the team. Howard plans to enter a slate of five events, which will consist of Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin Summer Speedweek events and the annual Hooker Hood Classic.

His itinerary for the upcoming week includes the following dates:

June 13: Lucas Oil ASCS: Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, TX June 14: Lucas Oil ASCS: Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK June 15: Lucas Oil ASCS: Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, OK June 16: Lucas Oil ASCS: Randolph County Raceway – Moberly, MO June 17: Hooker Hood Classic: Riverside Int. Speedway – West Memphis, AR

For more information on the events, please visit www.ASCSRacing.com and www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors including Lawn Jox, Stinson’s Industrial Senter Farms, Engler Machine & Tool, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Spanky’s Hot Rods & Customs, ROCKHARD Power Coating, Momentum Racing Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Mr. Roy Young, Mr. David Berryman, William & Dovie Huckaby SPEC Racing Engines, Dynamic Electric, Butlerbuilt, Huggins Cams, KDN Promotions, Swindell Bleeders, DGS Motorsports, Xtreme Race Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking for new sponsors and marketing partners.

For more information as well as the latest news and updates, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

 

 

Robbie Price Flirts With Second Win of the Season at Skagit Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Robbie Price came so close to his second win of the season. Saturday night at Skagit Speedway, Price would lead 18 laps only to come up just short and finish in the third spot.

“We had another really good car, but late in the race I changed my exit off turn four and it ended up costing us a win,” said a disappointed Robbie Price.

Timing the Millstorne Heating and Sheet Metal/Wheeler Paint Works/Rod End Supply backed No. 21p machine in fifth fastest, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would line up in the second starting spot of his heat race.

Finishing third, Price would line up on the front row for the 25-lap Dirt Cup tune-up feature event. When the green flag waived, Price dropped the hammer as he jumped out to the early lead.

Strong out front, Price turned in some extremely impressive laps as the race reeled off laps in rapid fire fashion. Looking to be untouchable out front, Price would start to change his line a little as he adjusted to the every-changing dirt track surface.

Starting to open up his exit, Price would allow Colton Heath and JJ Hickle to both close in on him as the laps wound down.

On the 18th lap of the eventual non-stop affair, Heath would get under Price exiting turn four, though the Canadian product would try to get back under Heath on the 19th lap only to be held off.

On the 22nd lap, JJ Hickle would then get by Price as he would finish third during the track’s final event before the upcoming Dirt Cup.

“It was a little frustrating to end our night like we did,” Price added. “I am a little mad at myself for changing my line up, but that comes with the territory of leading the race. Hopefully we can continue to run well at Dirt Cup in a couple of weeks.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-11, Wins-1, Top-5’s-6, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Robbie will travel back to Gray’s Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Mason Moore 12th at Placerville Speedway on Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night following a win one week ago, Mason Moore and the F&F Racing team would struggle a little bit as Moore finished 12th.

“We just couldn’t seem to get going on Saturday night,” Moore said. “The track was tricky and I just couldn’t make anything happen in the feature event.”

With 30 winged sprint cars checked in on Saturday night for Fan Appreciation Night, Moore would time the Geico/Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Twisted Tea No. x1 machine in 15th quickest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Moore would need to grab the win to become eligible for the nightly redraw. Running second to Sean Becker, Moore would advance into the 25-lap “A” main, but would not make the redraw meaning he would grid the field towards the back of the pack.

Lining up in the seventh row, Moore couldn’t seem to get going on an uncharacteristic June Placerville Speedway surface. With rough patches in both corners thanks to some late week rain, Moore would have his hands full as he tried to navigate through he field.

Unable to make up much ground, the Princeton, CA pilot would go on to finish in the 12th spot.

“It was just one of those nights that happens,” Moore said. “Racing has ups and downs, and the goal is to have more ups than downs so we wont dwell on this night too much, and will look forward to having a better night on Saturday night in Antioch, CA.”

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

ON TAP: Moore will climb aboard his Mason Moore Racing No. 22 entry on Friday night to battle in Chico, CA before he meets back up with the F&F Racing team on Saturday night in Antioch, CA for another round with the SCCT.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-5.

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

 

 

McMahan 14th at Knoxville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Checking in at Knoxville Raceway over the weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Paul McMahan would come away with a 14th place finish.

“We were 14th but we got racing pretty well on Saturday night,” Paul McMahan noted. “Restarts killed us, but it was a good stepping stone of a big ½ mile.”

Following a tough outing on Friday night that saw the Nashville, TN resident finish 14th on a rubber down surface, McMahan came out quick on Saturday night as he timed in sixth fastest in his qualifying flight.

Starting and finishing third in his heat race, McMahan would move directly into the 25-lap feature event where he gridded the field from the 12th starting position. As the race came to life, McMahan ran well as he battled in a pack fighting for position inside the Top-10.

As laps clicked off, McMahan came oh-so-close to being collected with a spinning car, but was able to keep the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 machine out of harms way.

The ensuing restart would see McMahan struggle to get going as he would lose a couple of positions as he was slow to get back up to speed. Able to pick a couple of lost positions back up as the race got back into a flow, McMahan would take the checkered flag with a 14th place finish at the Sprint Car Capital of the World.

“I think our car was a lot better than our result shows on Saturday night,” McMahan added. “Restarts were tough on us. We about crashed and fell back several spots, and we were able to work back up to finish 14th.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-42, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be in action on Tuesday night at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE before a double header in North Dakota on Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

C&M Motorsports Going With Tony Gualda Full Time Moving Forward

PETERSEN MEDIA- In motorsports one of the certain things that happens is change. After a nearly four year run with Andy Forsberg at the helm of the C&M Motorsports No. 7C machine, the team has made the decision to move forward with Tony Gualda as the full time pilot after making a handful of starts with the team so far in 2017.

“We had a great run with Andy Forsberg, and Mandi and I thank him for everything he has done for our race team over the years,” Cody Geaney said. “At this time we felt a change was necessary, and we are looking forward to working with Tony Gualda on a full time basis.”

Tabbed to make a handful of starts aboard the potent C&M Motorsports entry this off-season, Gualda will now fill the dates that were slated for Forsberg, as he becomes the team’s full time driver kicking off this weekend in Antioch, CA with the SCCT.

Gualda and C&M Motorsports have been fast together in 2017 including a trio of Top-10 finishes to go along with a season best fourth place effort at Petaluma Speedway back in May.

“It has been a fun year thus far with C&M Motorsports, and I am really looking forward to getting to take over the seat fulltime moving forward,” Tony Gualda said. “I feel like with more races, I’ll get a chance to learn even more, and I am just really thankful to have this opportunity.”

“Tony has what it takes to be successful in this sport, and we all think with more laps he will show it,” Geaney added. “We wish Andy Forsberg well, and again thank him for the success he brought to our team, but we are now looking forward to what the future holds for our race team.”

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

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports and Tony Gualda will be in action on Saturday night in Antioch, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-8.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Willie Croft Records Eighth Place Finish in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the King of the West Series’ final visit of the 2017 season at Thunderbowl Raceway, Willie Croft would record a Top-10 finish.

“We were a little off early in the night and that put us behind on a track that ended up taking rubber early,” Willie Croft said. “I have to thank Aaron Colburn for filling in and helping Eric and myself out this weekend.”

Timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 sprinter in ninth fastest on Saturday night, Croft would line up in the fifth position during heat race action.

Finishing fifth after an exciting battle with Mitchell Faccinto, the Roseville, CA driver would line the FK Rod Ends/Hinchman/Factory Kahne entry up in the fourth row of the 30-lap feature event.

A very slick Thunderbowl Raceway surface would present itself to the field for the 30-lap feature event and as things got underway, Croft would get up to the sixth spot in the opening five laps before the lone stoppage came by way of the red flag.

When the action picked back up, rubber would soon start going down on the speedway as Croft battle with Kyle Hirst and Cory Eliason. The trio of heavy hitters would battle hard until they were forced to get into single file formation with Croft on the short end of the stick and back in eighth.

Laps would click off and passing would be non existent on the single file track, as Croft was stuck back in eighth where he would ultimately take the checkered flag.

“It certainly gets frustrating racing on tracks where rubber goes down so soon and you aren’t able to do anything,” Croft said. “It’s part of the sport at times, and we all have to deal with it, but hopefully we can get the issues fixed and put on some good racing for the fans ASAP.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-20, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: Croft is tentatively scheduled to take part in the Tarter Memorial on Friday night in Chico, CA before traveling to Antioch, CA on Saturday with the SCCT.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Justyn Cox Sixth Again at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox turned in another strong performance in Placerville, CA on Saturday night that saw him pick up a quick time award and come away with a second consecutive sixth place finish.

“We had good speed again at Placerville, and the track was pretty tricky after some rain late in the week,” Cox said. “We glazed over our brake pads late in the race and it made it tough to get around and we lost a couple of positions.”

With 30 cars on hand on Saturday night for fan appreciation day, Cox got things kicked off by timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in fastest in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Cox would put together a nice run that saw him work his way up to a second place finish which qualified him for a berth in the Top-Eight redraw.

Pulling the eight pill again at Placerville Speedway, Cox would grid the field from the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event. With the track a bit more rough than usual, it would prove to be tricky for some though the Clarksburg, CA driver would get it figured out in the early laps.

Getting up to the fourth spot within the first couple of laps, Cox would fall back fifth as eventual race winner, Sean Becker, was able to get by him. Getting his elbows up on the rough and tumble surface, Cox would continue to hold down the fifth spot as he began to fight some brake issues.

Late in the race, a surging Justin Sanders would drop Cox back to the sixth spot where he would go on to take the checkered flag.

“Last week we had issues with our brakes, but Saturday I glazed the pads over,” Cox added. “We have some really good speed right now, and I am looking forward to seeing if we can transfer this speed over to the 410 this weekend.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-2, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will be back in action on Friday night in Chico, CA as he will take part in the Tarter Memorial, and is contemplating making the trip to Petaluma on Saturday night to battle with the King of the West Series.

 

 

Hard Fought Night Ends With Sixth Place Finish for Cory Eliason and Antaya Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Showing perseverance on Saturday night in Tulare, CA, Cory Eliason and the Antaya Motorsports team worked hard through the night and came away with a sixth place finish with the King of the West series on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

“I have to thank my guys and crews from other teams for all of their hard work on Saturday night,” Cory Eliason said. “We had issues in the Dash, and tried a couple of things the remedy the situation before we thrashed and changed engines just prior to the feature.”

Going out last for time trials on Saturday night, Eliason would still lay down a nice lap aboard the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fuel Curve/Fire Protection Management, Inc. backed No. 20 machine as he would time in second fastest.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Eliason would run into trouble early as he would get collected with a spinning car and be forced to the tail end of the field. Needing to get back up into the third spot to qualify for the Dash, the Kingsburg, CA pilot had his elbows up and make a late race pass to end up third at the finish line.

Moving into the Dash, Eliason would battle with Kyle Hirst for the early lead before losing power and retiring from the event with a sixth place finish.

Working hard in the pit area thrashing to make repairs for the feature event with the help of other teams, Eliason and company would make the call, as they would take the green flag from the sixth starting position.

Getting five laps in before rubber would begin to go down on the speedway, Eliason would hold down the sixth spot. As rubber began to lay down on the speedway, the field would get into single file formation as no passing would occur for the rest of the race.

Trying to make up some ground outside of the rubber as the field raced through traffic, Eliason was unable to make a move around DJ Netto as he ended up taking the checkered flag in the sixth spot.

“It was disappointing to have rubber go down so early in the feature for the second week in-a-row,” Eliason said. “Our team worked extremely hard to get out their for the feature event and we were hoping to put on a show but it got single file early and we just got in line and went. Again, I really want to thank my guys for sticking with me and working hard, and hopefully we can put on a show for the fans this weekend in Petaluma, CA.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 12, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 8

ON TAP: Antaya Motorsports will keep at it during a busy month of June as the team will follow the King of the West series into Petaluma, CA on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

Ashe Puts on Charge at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Traveling to Marysville Raceway on Saturday night, Lucas Ashe would put on quite a charge in the feature event as he would finish fifth after gridding the field from the 15th starting spot.

“We were a little off in qualifying and timed in pretty bad, but Harley Van Dyke and the guys got my car really racy in the heat and the feature, and we were able to come out of the night with a really finish,” Lucas Ashe explained.

Timing in 15th on an extremely hooked up Marysville Raceway track early in the night, Lucas Ashe would advance to sixth in his heat race after taking the green flag in the ninth spot.

Moving into the feature event, Ashe lined the SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 33 machine up in the 15th starting position for the 25-lap feature event.

Going to work on the Marysville Raceway cushion, Ashe was able to put on a show as he laid down some great laps on the high, scary side of the speedway. Able to pick off cars at will, Ashe quickly raced his way inside the Top-10.

Continuing to get better as the race moved along, Ashe would make up ground, as he would get by the likes of Brad Bumgarner, Peter Paulson, and Bobby Butler to crack the Top-Five.

Chasing after Billy Wallace and Mike Monahan late in race, Ashe could not quite get to the duo fight for a podium position as he capped his night with a hard fought Top-Five finish.

“I have to thank my team for working so hard,” Ashe added. “It was a lot of fun moving forward through the field like we did. This week I get to make another 410ci start, and I am really excited to take part in the David Tarter Memorial on Friday night and run the No. 35 in honor of Tarter.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 13, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-3

ON TAP: Ashe will be in action on Friday night as he will take part in the David Tarter Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

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

 

 

Tiner Sixth on Friday Before Rebounding to 11th on Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting two nights of racing in over the weekend, Steven Tiner’s finishes were not indicative of just how good the Visalia, CA driver was in Hanford, CA and Placerville, CA.

“It has been quite an improvement for our team the last couple of weeks, and this past weekend we had really good racecars and should have had even better finishes,” Tiner said. “Friday night I messed up a late restart running third, and Saturday night we got caught up in an early incident running in the second spot.”

Taking part in a King of Kings event on Friday night in Hanford, CA, Tiner opened the night up by timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious No. 94 car in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Running second in his heat race, Tiner would move into the six-lap Dash where an eighth place finish would place his car in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event. A slick and wide Keller Auto Speedway surface would be prone for passing, and Tiner would work his way forward.

With three stoppages in the race’s first 11-laps slowing the early pace, Tiner would find himself in the sixth spot before the race got into a 17-lap green flag run.

Working the top side of the speedway, Tiner would run up front as he would get up into the third spot by the time the final yellow flag flew on the 28th lap. The final restart of the night would see Tiner get up over a thick cushion in turns one and two and lose a couple of positions before he could get gathered up.

Once he was able to get back on it, he had fallen back to the sixth position and that is where he would end up finishing.

Making the long tow north on Saturday, Tiner and his Steven Tiner Racing team would check in for battle at Placerville Speedway. Timing in 13th quickest in qualifying time trials, the Visalia, CA based driver would pick up the win in his heat race and advance into the nightly redraw.

Pulling the foul pill, Tiner would line the Fisher Racing Engines/SRP/Powder Coat-It backed entry up in the second row for the 25-lap ‘A’.

On an unusually rough Placerville Speedway in parts to some late week June rain, Tiner would get off to a good start as he would race his way into the second spot.

An early restart would throw a wrench into the night though as contact would get him out of shape and would result in him falling back to the 19th spot as the field was able to avoid the mishap and the green flag continued to fly.

With his work now cut out for him, Tiner would go to work on the tricky ¼ mile speedway.

With a good car under him, he would pick up several spots in his pursuit back to the front, as he would make it back up to 11th when the checkered flag flew.

“We would have liked to have finished up front where we were running both night’s, but we will take the positives from the weekend and move on to Antioch Speedway with the SCCT on Saturday night,” Tiner added.

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

 

 

Hirst Battles from the Back. . . TWICE!

6/12/17- The Roth Motorsports team competed at their home tracks this weekend. Racing at the Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night and the Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night.

On Friday night in Hanford, CA the Roth team and driver Kyle Hirst encountered engine problems early which prevented Hirst from making a qualifying lap.

After an engine change, Hirst would tag the back of Heat #3 and finish fifth. With no qualifying time, Hirst would start at the tail end of the 21 car field where he battled his way to a 3rd place finish in the Feature event.

On Saturday night, the team headed to Tulare, CA for an evening with the KWS-NARC Fujitsu Series. Hirst and his team started the night with better results, qualifying 4th over-all. Starting third in Heat #2, Hirst would gain one spot to finish second and transfer into the Dash event. By virtue of a draw, Hirst would line up on the pole of the Dash and go on to win the event.

Adding a twist to the evening, the pole sitter of the Feature event would be offered a challenge. The “front row challenge” would place the pole sitter at the rear of the field, adding an additional $1500.00 into the drivers pocket if able to race to the front to win the Feature event.

Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team accepted the challenge. Starting at the rear of the field, Hirst raced his Roth Enterprise/HR Livestock machine up to the seventh spot by lap seven. With the smell of rubber in the air, Hirst would settle for a 7th place finish on the “rubber down” track.

Hirst commented after the race, “Can’t thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough. We accepted the challenge and came up a little short with the track taking rubber”.

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will be racing Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA. Saturday night at Antioch Speedway with the 360 Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

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

SEASON STATS: Races: 25, Wins: 4, Top 5’s: 14, Top 10’s: 21

 

 

DJ Netto Tops King of Kings Round in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: DJ Netto turned in a dominating performance on Friday night in Hanford, CA that him lead all 30-laps and score his second feature event win of the 2017 season.

“Lee Lindgren and the boys gave me a really good racecar on Friday night, and we were able to put together 30 good laps on a really slick track and pick up the win,” DJ Netto said.

Going out early in time trials, the Hanford, CA native would time the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain backed No. 3c entry in ninth fastest, putting him machine on the front row of his heat race.

Needing to win to make it into the Dash, Netto would stomp on the throttle when the green lights flashed and race his way into the early lead. Staying out front, Netto would pick up the win and move into the Dash where a win in that put him on the pole of the feature event.

Lining up alongside Mitchell Faccinto for the 30-lap feature event, Netto would get the jump on an extremely slick surface and lead the first five laps before the yellow flag flew. With another stoppage coming on the eighth circuit, Netto would again set a nice pace out front until the red flew on lap 11.

The ensuing restart would lead to a 17-lap green flag run and it would see Netto get into slower traffic, but he would do a flawless job of navigating through and looked to be on his way to a win until one last caution flew on the 28th lap and bunched the field back up.

As he did on three previous restarts, Netto broke away from the field and picked up his second win of the season.

Saturday night the team would make the short trip down to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA where they would battle with the King of the West Series.

Timing in seventh fastest in time trials, Netto would again find himself on the front row of his heat race. Picking up another heat race win, Netto would punch his ticket into the Dash where a fifth place finish would place him in the third row for the 30-lap finale.

With original pole sitter, Kyle Hirst, electing to take the back-row challenge on this night, Netto would end up taking the green flag from the second row. The opening five laps of the feature event would see Netto battle with Willie Croft and Mitchell Faccinto for position until the race’s lone stoppage.

The restart would see rubber start to go down on the speedway extremely fast and drivers would soon be in single file formation. Clicking off 25-laps in a hurry, Netto would close his weekend with a fourth place finish.

“Overall it was a good weekend for our race team,” Netto said. “I struggled a little in time trials, but we raced well and were up front both nights. I would have liked to have seen what we could have done if it didn’t take rubber so early, but sometimes you get that in these races.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-2, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team will return to action Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and will compete at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday.

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

 

 

TWO TOP-10 FINISHES HIGHLIGHT KNOXVILLE DOUBLE-HEADER FOR LARSON MARKS RACING MOORESVILLE, N.C.

(JUNE 12, 2017) - The Larson Marks Racing team wrapped up the World of Outlaws double-header at Knoxville Raceway this weekend with a pair of solid top-10 finishes. Friday night, Shane Stewart earned a fourth-place finish and followed it up with a sixth-place effort on Saturday.

Stewart opened the weekend with a fourth-place qualifying effort in Flight A of time trials on Friday and won his heat race from the outside of the front row. The four pill was drawn for the Craftsman Club Dash inversion, putting the LMR No. 2 on the outside of the front row. On the start of the six-lap dash, Stewart slipped back and finished fifth, to earn an inside row three starting spot for the main event. He was able to climb one spot in the 25-lap main event to tally a fourth-place finish.

The following night, Stewart qualified 14th in Flight B, but made a charge from seventh to fourth in the fourth and final heat race. The pilot of the LMR No. 2 started 16th on the grid for the 25-lap main event. By lap 10, Stewart broke into the top-10 and gained four more positions in the closing laps to score a sixth-place finish and earn the KSE Hard Charger award for passing the most cars.

"Unfortunately, on Friday the track took rubber and there wasn't much passing, but we're proud of the top-five finish. Then on Saturday, I put us behind early in the night during qualifying, but it felt good to be able to rebound in the heat race and main event. I'm so thankful for my guys, they provided me with a fast car to be able to move through the field. I'm looking forward to Eagle on Tuesday."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action tomorrow at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway for the Eagle Nationals.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: June 9, 2017 QUALIFYING FLIGHT A: 4th HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 2nd DASH FINISH: 5th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 5th FEATURE FINISH: 4th

TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: June 10, 2017 QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 14th HEAT RACE: 4th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 16th FEATURE FINISH: 6th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 36 WINS: 2 TOP-FIVES: 10 TOP-10s: 24

 

 

KNOXVILLE KNOCKOUT: CJB Scores Back-to-Back Runner Up Finishes in Iowa Nebraska & North Dakota stops are on the docket for the #5 team

CARLISLE, PA. - June 12, 2017 - Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway hosts the biggest sprint car race on the planet every August. Track time on this famed half-mile oval is a hot commodity for all teams and the CJB Motorsports organization is no exception. With the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series making a two-night stop at Knoxville, the #5 team seized the opportunity to add to their notebook for August.

The opening night of the Brownells Big Guns Bash was Friday, June 9th and the CJB team timed in seventh in the first flight of time trials. A solid drive from 4th to 2nd in heat race number one sent the #5 machine to the Craftsman Club dash, where Gravel finished 3rd.

"We really had to charge forward in our heat race," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We got behind in the time trials. For us to pick up positions was huge. We got to second in the feature and the track began to lay rubber with ten to go so we just kind of rode behind Brad (Sweet.)"

The team returned the following night to try to score the victory. Gravel timed in quickest overall, won his heat race and charge from 8th to 4th in the Craftsman Club Dash.

"We did more of what we wanted on Saturday night and that was qualifying quickest," said Gravel. "We made the dash and got stuck with the eight pill in the draw. Our goal is usually to make up a row in the dash. We made up two and that set us up really well for the feature. I was able to slide by Brad on a restart to get second. Donny (Schatz) was running really well. I maybe had a little shot at getting passed him but caught up by a lapped car. Overall, though, we were really happy with a pair of second place finishes and we are ready for Nationals."

The tour now swings through the fly over states of Nebraska and North Dakota. On Tuesday, June 13th, the series visits Eagle (Neb.) Raceway before heading north to River Cities Speedway near Grand Forks, N.D on Friday, June 16th and Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. on Saturday, June 17th.

"Eagle will be a fun track for me because I have never been there," explained the Watertown, Conn. native. "River Cities (Speedway) is a place where we have been running really well and we're looking forward to being there. It'll also be cool to be back at Red River Valley Speedway. I was there last with the All Stars a few years back. It'll be fun to be back."

BOX SCORE: Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 6/9/2017 Knoxville 7 4 2 5 3 3 2 0 6/10/2017 Knoxville 1 1 1 8 4 4 2 0

2017 STATS:

Events: 38

Quick Times: 6

Wins: 9

Top-5's: 23

Top-10's: 34

Heat Race Wins: 11

Dash Wins: 6

Average Time Trial: 7.7

Average A-main finish: 5.6

Total Laps Led: 213

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

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Chad Kemenah Picks Up His Third Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit Of Champions At 34 Raceway By: Joe Burrage

Burlington, IA (June 12, 2017) - Chad Kemenah and the Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions wrapped up there short three day Midwest Tour at the 34 Raceway located in Burlington, Iowa. The fans were treated to an excellent battle between Kemenah and Bill Balog in the closing stages of the feature, Kemenah was able to negotiate the traffic and pick up the win and claim his 33rd Career All Star Victory.

“Anytime we can win a race it feels good, winning sprint car races is not easy especially with the competition out here so we will take it,” said Kemenah. “I have to keep winning races because my son Creed keeps winning every weekend. We have a lot of great people that help support this race team and we can’t win races like this without the tremendous backing we get, this win is not only big for us it’s big for or entire racing operation and our loyal supporters, it feels great to win another race with a lot of really good cars in the pit area.”

34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa is a pretty fast 3/8 mile track that has a reputation of producing some great racing and the drivers certainly did not disappoint. Kemenah started feature from the pole position and Bill Balog started in the seventh position.

Kemenah quickly jumped out to the lead fending off a challenge from Ian Madsen going into turns one and two. From there Kemenah was using the bottom of the racing surface to stretch his lead out until he started to catch the back markers. Just before he entered lapped traffic Kemenah changed his line to the cushion to see how the car felt but quickly went back to the bottom in the next turn.

As Kemenah worked the lapped traffic Bill Balog was on the move using the cushion to pass cars until he was able to pull even with Kemenah on Lap-19. Balog powered around Kemenah on the cushion to take the lead on Lap-20 but Kemenah was not about to give up on getting the lead back.

The feature continued Balog continued to run the top of the speedway but the No.17B machine but was unable to keep his momentum on the cushion like he had earlier in the race. Kemenah continued to run the bottom of the track as his car was getting stronger and stronger as the feature continued.

When Balog crossed the stripe on Lap-23, Kemenah had closed back in on the multi time IRA Sprint Car Champion and the pass for the lead was completed coming out of turns one and two. Kemenah would immediately put four car lengths on Balog as they entered turns three and four. The Hunter Racing No.10H sprinter would hold on for win with Balog finishing in second place.

“My brother Brian (Kemenah) and I are out here by ourselves this weekend, but we were able to make the proper adjustments and stay on top of the track and here we are in victory lane,” said Kemenah. “Brian gave me a great car, we were really good on the bottom and I tried to run the cushion before we entered traffic but the car just didn’t feel as fast up there so we kept it on the bottom. Rob and Rita Hunter have been great car owners they allow us to travel and give us everything we need to win races it’s truly an honor to drive for them. Brian works really hard on this car putting in the extra time and effort pays off, it’s a long drive home but this win will make it go by fast for sure. We will keep trying to win as many races as we can and I also have to thank the fans for coming out on Sunday night I hope everyone enjoyed the races tonight.”

The Hunter Racing Team would like to thank Maxim Chassis, Kistler Racing Engines, Champion Racing Oil, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, JRC Transportation, DKW Transport, JLT, Seneca Energy Corp., Brilex, Pro Shocks, Top Flight Wings, Real Racing Wheels, FSR Radiators, and KSE Racing Products for all of your support.

 

 

Michael earns two dash appearances, earns top-ten at Macon during Midwest road trip Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (June 12, 2017) - Joining Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first and only visits to Illinois and Iowa in 2017, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael represented his fan base well during his trip to the Midwest, qualifying for all three contested main events, as well as earning his first top-ten finish of the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season. The Plano, Texas, native recorded two JE Pistons Dash starts during his weekend campaign, one of which the result of a heat race victory at Lincoln (IL) Speedway on Friday, June 9.

The pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/No. 8M highlighted his entire road trip with an eighth place finish on Saturday, June 10, at the Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois; the “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval.” Michael earned his way into the 40-lap program by finishing second during his respective heat race.

“We had an awesome weekend. It was a major confidence booster for all of us,” Michael explained. “I can’t thank my crew for all of their hard work the last few weeks. We’ve been changing just about everything within our program. I think we finally found something that works for us. We learned a lot this weekend, so hopefully we can put that to good use when Ohio Sprint Speedweek starts on Friday.”

In addition to his top-ten performance at Macon Speedway, Michael recorded an 18th place finish at Lincoln (IL) Speedway on Friday, and a 19th place finish after starting 24th on Sunday evening at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa. It was Michael’s first visit to all three facilities.

T.J. Michael will now transfer all of his attention back to The Buckeye State where he will participate in the 35th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Scheduled to ignite on Friday at Attica Raceway Park, Ohio Sprint Speedweek will feature eight events at eight different facilities throughout all four corners of Ohio, all of which conducted over a nine-day period. Michael will enter Ohio Sprint Speedweek sixth in the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, trailing rookie contender Max Stambaugh by a mere 90 markers.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Max Stambaugh scores top-ten at Macon Ready to tackle Ohio Sprint Speedweek beginning Friday at Attica Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (June 12, 2017) - Max Stambaugh’s trip west with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions turned out to be a positive experience for the Rookie of the Year contender, earning three consecutive main event starts, one of which resulting in a top-ten performance, as well as a JE Pistons Dash appearance and a heat race victory. The Elida, Ohio, native, who is currently on top of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year title chase, highlighted his weekend road trip with a ninth place finish at the “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval.”

“We had a lot of fun this weekend. This was a perfect transition into Ohio Sprint Speedweek,” Stambaugh explained, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./No. 33M. “We visited three tracks I’ve never seen before. To come out of that with three positive results is really motivating. I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for sticking behind me and allowing me to live out my dream. This has been the experience of a lifetime, for sure.”

Stambaugh finished 13th during A-main action on Friday evening, June 9, at Lincoln (IL) Speedway, directly followed by a ninth place finish at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, on Saturday, June 10; the smallest circuit on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star schedule. “Mad Max” qualified for main event competition at the Macon, 1/5-mile oval by winning his respective heat race, outperforming former King of the West champion Carson Macedo.

Action in the Midwest concluded on Sunday evening, June 11, at the 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, where Stambaugh qualified for his third main event of the weekend by finishing fourth during his respective heat race. “Mad Max” went on to finish 15th during the 30-lap feature program, battling late with fellow Rookie of the Year contender Brandon Spithaler and Knoxville Raceway competitor Austin McCarl.

Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports will now turn their attention toward the 35th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket; eight events in nine days throughout all areas of Ohio, each awarding $5,000 top prizes. The grueling Speedweek schedule is set to ignite on Friday evening, June 16, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Stambaugh will enter Speedweek fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www..maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.

2015 Highlights: Earned “410” victory at Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Highlights: Earned two victories in 2016: Waynesfield Raceway Park (OH), I-96 Speedway (MI)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Finished sixth against NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland on April 21. Earned two consecutive top-five finishes in Michigan on May 5-6; third against GLSS Sprints at I-96 Speedway and fourth against SOD Sprints at Crystal Motor Speedway. Third against NRA Sprint Invaders at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, May 27. Earned 12th place finish against Arctic Cat All Stars at Mercer Raceway Park on June 3. Finished ninth at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10; won respective race heat race.

2017 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc., Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink Graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

 

 

Brock Zearfoss will visit Selinsgrove for Ray Tilley Classic on June 16

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (June 12, 2017) - Brock Zearfoss has been on a roll at Port Royal Speedway in 2017, recently recording his ninth top-ten finish with a ninth place performance on Saturday evening, June 10; starting in the exact same position. In fact, all but two starts at the Port Royal “Speed Palace” have resulted in top-ten finishes for the “Jonestown Jet,” continuing his quest for a first-ever Port Royal Speedway track championship. Zearfoss will revisit the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile on Saturday, June 17.

“Consistency is definitely key,” Brock Zearfoss explained, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Invisible Glass/Walker Performance Filtration/No. 3Z. “The only thing hurting us currently is that all of the guys ahead of me in points are still finishing ahead of us. Regardless, it’s tough for us to complain about top-ten finishes. Good things will continue to come if we keep busting our butts.”

In other recent results, Zearfoss’ visit to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 9, nearly resulted in a top-ten finish until disaster halted his progress. While piloting the Aaron Long-owned, H&N Landscaping/RV 4 Wheel Drive/Leahys Auto Body & Towing backed No. 58, Zearfoss was making a bid for the eighth position, a charge that started in row nine, when contact with a fellow competitor ended all momentum.

“We were on a roll at Williams Grove on Friday night,” Zearfoss said, “I was actually making a move for eighth when we made contact with another car. Unfortunately, we were both battling for the same piece of real estate. Aaron Long and I have been making leaps and bounds with his car. We proved that on Friday night. All we need to do now is put together a string of solid finishes and we’ll be in great shape.”

With the USAC Silver Crown Series invading Williams Grove Speedway, Zearfoss will turn his attention toward the annual Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway on Friday evening, June 16. It will be Zearfoss’ first start of the 2017 season at the Selinsgrove half-mile, planning to return on at least one other occasion when the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions visit in mid-September.

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

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway)

Brock Zearfoss would like to than